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317 MAIN STREET, OVIBOOATS OVERCOATS. OVERCOATS. TEE CO A T 0 OVERCOATS. Ton can't help looking at our show window if passing our store, for we put in there each week, bargains that can't fail to catch the eye and save money for showing that gets in the window within. Don't stop at the window you what we've got and have a little talk about the styles and clothing' Don't put off getting that New Overcoat any longer. We have some regular beauties that we are selling at $8.50 AND $10. And you should not fail of looking at them before purchasing. We want to urge you a little on this garment for we know if that is the priced coat you want you can't its equal for the price. Better ones and cheaper ones if you with them. All we ask is that you come and look over our stock. Don't forget us either on Suits, Odd Pants, Gents' Furnish ings, Trunks, Bags, Umbrellas, Blankets, Robes, etc Your'e well dressed for any society when your outfit came from our store. FOSTER, BESSE & CO, 317 MAIN STREET, hM just received new and elegant backgrounds and accessories from new designs especially adapted to the latest style of pictures. Mr ALL WORK OF THS HIGHEST SHADE OF EXCELLENCE.- N. T. Morse, 224 Main St., Derby, Conn. CI are don Oil Works! LEWIS B. 8ILLXMAH, Proprietor, Maaaihetnror, Prodnesr aad& Wholesale Dealer in Lnbrleativg end Illuminating OIEi and GREASES, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, AIH1AL ASS VEGETABLE OILS. 7 886 to 872 Water Street, ----- BEIDGEPOET, CONN. Has it oocurred to you that a Mackintosh Waterproof Rubber Coat and Boots for the young or old will make a very desirable and useful gilt and that the best place to purchase these goods is A. E. LACEY'S 119 Fairfield Are, WITHOUT HESITATION Wessert.that,no finer exhibit of ...i, xssms; rind v. w. issr.JSK. "Y2"we"7 ??arly t Ta tA h r A In th Uia rat fa ahka inbled to ouch as to reliablllFj CL iKfiME&T " " pauses are 42 Fairfield Ave 78 Middle St, Bridgeport, Conn. m iL- a iiTTii.i. - impossible V l imn lnia SOo and Uold Crowns, D. T iu i uwui, Does this work. Ornisr li , and w"sst StrssU. Happy MeJluuj are ToarlcerSith7 1 to.iwBit robbery nor so lowe to make the w DEALER rS , Iron and Steel, Blacksmith and Carriage Manu facturers' Supplies. 438440 WaterlStreet, Bridgeport, Conn DOTOU WANT A FARM WAGON, CARRIAGE OR BUSINESS WAGON? DO TOO WANT REPAIR WORK DONE? - It will be to your benefit to Correspond with ' H. W. WOODRUFF, Waali2tsa Ee jot, Conn. BRIDGEPORT, CONN. S. the purse. But it's only a small when compared with what is but come in and let us show BRIDGEPORT, CONN- Portrait Photographer, RUBBER STORE, Bridgeport, Conn. ! VAU T. rt IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOE YOU TO HAVE TEETH WITHOUT A PLATE, Unless yon have sound root or teeth to hold in place what you 1W, Kyoiy dentist who hM in-aduatedin r&Jn? years I dlplo- vans w in uiunni n An i siwipt re. I" Llplo- i. wiu iiitinga si ana up according to nd ?P..r.fartlll wlln Pure tresh fa n, Gold Bridge. Teeth without a pla J'JfL". na .U.P according to size. Silver on. . . " - w ..mw uia oth( wnrr as. Gold Plain. Plate. DS 0. Kirnii HAWXJ.T, DASBTOT, COM. i I5tOil.022L, THS t- $erlin Jron fridge Qo., GOOD IRON 2 STEEIiROOF KJ-At 2 3-4 per sqr. loot. - Writ them tor particulars. MRSW.O.TRASK, Maantaoturer of and Ladies' Hair Work. Combings straightened, roots all oneway. peolalty. xntDLEBonr, con. Write lor information; enclose stamp. "How to amuse the toll so it will : laugh with abundance . use Plumb A Winton Go's C2 SFE2TH1ES3. Manufactured at Brldg-sport, "m. THE NEWTOWN BEE. FRIDAY. SOT. 8,1895. CIRCULATION: JANUARY 1,1883, LAS' WEEK, 610 31S0 Town Topics. FROM CALIFORNIA TO COLCRADO. CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE. showing that even in Nature's most fav ored regions the trial of the twin ser pents of Disease and Death is not absent. When it comes to mineral water there is a wide range for choice all the way from Glen wood Springs east. I like the soda water of Manitou myself, a summer vil lage of boarding houses and hotels at the very base of Pike's Peak, clinging to the hillsides like a village in Japan, Switzerland or OUR OWN BELOVED NEW ENGLAND. But you may easily find sulphur, iron and what not if you like, both hot and cold and at different elevations all the way" up to Wagon Wheel Gap in Eio Grand county at 8449 feet. Denver, a city 150,000 strong, has been exploiting these and many another of Colorado's attractions this week in its first festival of mountain and plain, given under the direction of the slaves of the silver ser pent, a three days carnival opening with the days of the cliff dwellers, depicting the Indian, trapper, pioneer, miner and all the later development on varied lines, followed by a military and cycling day and closing the last day's sports with an evening allegorical parade by these Slaves of the Silver Serpent. ' Colorado Springs might easily furnish a col umn's description in itself. Founded by Gen Palmer as a temperance town in 1871, before he had built the first 75 miles of the Denver and Bio Grande to connect it with Denver, it is proud to be without saloons still. It's people now number some 17,000 and would numoer over 20,000 if the city limits included Colorado City and Manitou, as they will some day, since the three are side by side and closely banded by steam and electricity. This will always be a fav orite resort for invalids, especially con sumptives, many of whom have recover ed health here and are now prominent in the city's activities. The streets are wide and regularly laid out, with alleys between every two streets, a desirable feature which obviates the necessity of driveways through each lot. It i LIKE A SUBSTANTIAL, THRIFTY NEW EN GLAND CITY in its substantial blocks, comfort able and even elegant homes, with cottonwood trees furnish ing abundant shade, and remark ably fine school buildings, the Colorado college located here furnishing a fitting compliment to its educational system Such drives and attractions are rarely excelled, most noted being that to the Garden of Gods, with soft red sandstone, variegated with white gypsum, rising straight and high into the air in all sorts of fantastic shapes, including Balanced Rock. Monument Park presents these fantasies of Nature, with a larger top piece of dark rock capping a smaller, lighter column. At South Cheyenne can yon, a mountain clift with perpendicular walls over 1000 feet high, a boiling tor rent dashes down. Seven Falls and William's Canyon, with its Cave of the Winds, lis nearly as interesting. Whether it is mountain scenery, pure air, medi cal springs, convenient travel or all grades of good society, Colorado Springs possesses a charm that is constantly ad ding to the desirable inhabitants. Its elevation of 6000 feet is hardly noticea ble to one with a strong head, for its rolling acres give more the impression of plain than mountain, until your look toward or penetrate its western moun tain barriers. It evidently is destined to a prosperous future, as is all this great rugged empire of the skies. Reuben II. Smith. A WONDERFUL TRANSFORMATION. A DIALOGUE IN TWO ACTS ILLUSTRATIVE OF CAUSE AND EFFECT. -CHARACTERS, MRS MABKHAM, A YOUNG WIDOW, AND MISS SALLY SLOCUM, A SPINSTER. ACT 1 ; SCENE, MRS MARKHAM'S PARLOR. Miss .Slocum : "Oh, Mrs Markham, have you seen Mrs Woodley lately?" .Mrs Markham: "Yes, she called yes terday. By the way, she seemed chang ed in some way lately. While always graceful and courteous, still she seemed more charming than ever yesterday ; and she seemed really pretty, if not hand some. You know she has always been considered rather plain looking.'? Miss Slocum : "Yes, I've noticed the change and that is what I intended call ing your attention to, when I mentioned her name. The corners of ber mouth used always to be drawn down, giving such a doleful expression to her face that it almost induced an attack of melan cholia in one, simply to notice it. As you say she is greatly changed." Mrs M. : "Yes, she certainly is chang ed. She looks at least 10 years younger tnan sne am tne last time sue called, a week ago. I wonder what made the change?" Miss S. : "I havn't heard, but I'm al most sure I know. I think It's pride. Some rich relative has probably died and left her a lot of money. That would make anyone feel young. I shall call on her to-day and find out. I'll broach the subject cautiously so she won't suspect I'm really curious about it." . ; Mrs M. : "No, Miss Slocum, it isn't pride. Mrs Woodley wouldn't be proud if she had a million dollars. I know her too well to even think that of her. How ever, if you find out the cause of the transformation, let me know. Perhaps she has been making the acquaintance of Alladin." - .h-- . Miss S. : "Yes, I'll call to-morrow and let you know. Well, I must be going. Good morning." . Act two. Scene, same as scene one. Miss Slocum : "Well," I've discovered the cause of the change in Mrs Woodley." Mrs r Markham: "Have you indeed? What was it?" : Miss S: "Well, I was surprised when she told me. I was all wrong in my sur mises. It wasn't due to inheriting rich es, it wasn't due to pride, or anything of the kind, but it was Just think of it teeth, simply teeth." v Mrs M. : (Wonderlngly) "Teeth?" Mrs S. i "Teeth and nothing else.' I called on her yesterday-after I left you and I gently approached the subject, not too abruptly, you know, for I thought she might possibly be a little sensitive about it, in case it was caused by a sud den accession of wealth. 8o I said, 'Mrs Woodley, excuse me if I seem inquisi tive, but might I inquire the nature of the change that has taken place in you. You look several years younger than you did a week ago, and, excuse the compli ment, more cnarmlng, 11 possible, than ever.' Smiling sweetly, she said she was only too glad to tell me as she wished the author of the change to have the honor due him for it. It seems she had all her teeth out several years ago and the den tist in cnarge oi tne case, in violation oi all anatomical and physiological laws, made her artificial teeth In some dark, mysterious way. that threw her lips out of their normal position and thus spoiled trie expression or ner wnoiexace. a lew days ago she called at the office of the Boston Dental Co., 420 Main street, Bridgeport, to see about one of the plates, as it troubled her a little, and Dr Warnes, the manager, expressed his sur prise that any dentist should place such a disfiguring denture in a patient's mouth. He said plates could be made that would restore the mouth and cheeks to their normal position and impart a perfectly natural contour to the lips. He offered to do the work and, if unsuccess ful, make no charge whatever. The re sult is apparent to the most careless ob server. She is just the bappiest woman in mv circle of acauaintance to-day, and I don't blame her for being happy. She says she seems to have a new lease of life. I was much impressed and I have made up my mind that I shall call and see the Boston dentists about some crowns. Mrs Woodley says they make beautiful crowns at one half usual prices and they guarantee all their work in ev ery particular." Mrs M. : "And I will accompany you when you go." Around the Fireside. THREE BAPTISMS. A SERMON BY REV ROBERT E. CARTER OF WASHINGTON. I have a baptism to he baptised with. Luke li :zu. We think of baptism as one, the New Testament teaches us of three baptisms. Here in our text our Blessed Master speaks of a baptism which was yet to come upon him, though it was long after be bad been baptised with water. Search carefully the different passages of the New Testament that speak of baptism and you will speedily see that the word is by no means uniformly used, as we commonly now use it, to speak of the baptism of water, nor, on the other band, is it loosely used to cover a vari ety of spiritual experience : it refers al ways to some one of three different ex periences. There , are three 'separate and distinct baptisms taught in the New Testament : we have fallen away from the New Testament thought in the meas ure that we .have come to let two of these drop out of our thoughts and teaching, and think only of the other one. These three baptisms open before us the threefold duty of the Christian life, which Qod lays upon ust and at the same time witness the threefold promise which the Christian life holds out before us. They are symbolized by three different material elements. The coming upon us of each One of these el ements symbolizes the coming into us of a corresponding spiritual experience. These three baptisms are(l) the baptism with water, (2) the baptism with fire, (3) the baptism with blood. To put op posite these the corresponding spiritual experience, wecan,name,(l) the baptism unto personal purity of, life and char. acter, (2) the baptism unto spiritual power, (3) the baptism unto self-sacri fice. Unto one of these three every pas sage in the New Testament that speaks of baptism can be referred. These three were the baptismal - experiences of Christ's life ; that life is not to be under stood if we neglect any one of them they are and ought to be taught and considered the experiences of every Christian life it is a great loss if any one of them be belittled or neglected To this fact of a threefold baptism and to its great importance the Apostle John bears fervent testimony when, after em phasizing the fact that Christ came not by water only but by blood,he adds, "In deed, there are three that bear witness the Spirit, and the water,; and the blood." Fire for the burning zeal of his life, water for the purified character of his life, blood for THE UNSELFISH OFFERING OF HIS LIFE these three bear witness unto our Lord Je&us Christ. These three claim their witness in our Christian lives. And, indeed, these three find their witness in our Christian baptism ; we have only preserved the one symbol, but our words in baptism recognize the three facts ; for while the original bap tism with water that of John was only in the name of the Father,; we bap tize with water only, believing that in symbol the Apostle was altogether right, and that these three will agree in one ; but we baptize in the name, not on ly of the Father, but of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in 'the name of the holy One above us, and of the Spiritual Presence who is with us, ' and of the loving One who gave himself for , us, so making to agree under the One' sym bol three great facts of baptism. From almost the very first, this sig nificance of the baptismal formula has been discerned. I know that the words in b John's letter preceding these which we have just quoted about the earthly witnesses, and pointing up to the tnree Heavenly witnesses, are net genuine; they are rightly Omitted in our revised version, and it is all wrong for us to use them as proof-texts for a doc trine of the Trinity. But even then, though they were not written by St John, and are not really in our Christian Bible, they were written very early in Christian history, and were written by one who, like us here, felt that there was a truth in the triune manifestation of the Godhead ; and that one, whoever it may have been, and with whatever measure of authority he : may ; have spoken, saw that the three baptisms of the Christian life on earth were In a way, bringing the experiences of the human life into conformity with the triune ex perience of the divine life. Man must be baptized into the service of God as the righteous One, and into the service of God as the present, living, speaking One, and into the service of God as the patient, suffering, loving One. It is not necessary for me to speak at length of the baptism with water; it ts the one of which we most often think and speak. It was also called the bap tism unto repentance. It was the full consecration of life unto holiness, the washing clean. Its supreme message to men In formal symbol and in practical teaching was their duty to themselves, their obligation to personal parity of life and character, that obligation recog nized, acknowledged, undertaken. AN ANCIENT CUSTOM OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. 7 ,.; , is witness of how Intimate the connec tion between the baptism with water and the personal purification of charac ter has always been considered There were centuries in the history of the Christian church when, before baptism', the one to be baptized was always pre viously exorcised; that is, the rlta of exorcism, of the casting out of evil, D0NT KNOW WHAT TO GET FOR THAT PRESENT? If jou would only visit ns wt wonli gladly show yon all the pretty things we have, as well as onr regular line of Watehea, Binge. Diamonds, eta. - What do yon think of Diamond Binge for $7 60, end of Gold Filled Elgin or Waltbam Watches for $10 7 Of eonrss we have batter ones, bnt we want to tell you these prioes to show yon how low we do sell them' Don't yon think yon had better see ns the nxt time you are in the city T Watches, Diamonds, Silver smiths, Opticians. 511 Main street, Bridgeport, Ct spirits, was first performed, on the cnance oi any sucn having taken up abode in that : person. In the , Greek church of Russia it is still the practice thus always to exorcise before baptism there is a relic of the practice in German Protestantism, when the one baptized or the sponsors for that one are instructed to say before the ceremony, "I renounce the devil and all bis works ;" and even in English Protestantism the practice of exorcism was retained for some time after the Reformation. The thought that evil spirits are waiting around to possess folks, and may do so even with out their being conscious of it, seems to us ridiculous and superstitious, yet it is a witness to the idea that baptism with water was essentially a ceremony signif icant of personal purification, and has al ways been so understood ; it is a wit ness to the fact that when people did hold that superstitious notion of the presence of evil spirits, they thought it essential to get rid of them before they would think of baptizing. Tne baptism with water, then, is a baptism unto cleansing from evil. It means these things: God's promise of forgiveness of sins, man's promise of struggle against sin, and the promise of the Church to be the aid and minister to those ; who are : thus struggling. It means through and through, so far as lies in us, consecration of ourselves, or of those whom we thus bring before God; consecration to righteousness of character. It is the baptism of repent ance for the remission of sins. But even he who first gave this bap tism with water, even John the Baptist, saw that there was to be a different bap tism when the Messiah should come, and prophesied that he should baptize with the Holy Ghost and with fire. There is a whole class of New Testament texts that speak of baptism, where most ev idently the baptism with water is not considered; ' They point out this second consecration, the coming upon men, not only of cleansing grace, but also of spiritual power. You will remember ho w, when those in Samaria had been bap tised with water, the Apostles sent some of their number down to them especial 1 that this further baptism might be given to them. That the Apostles them selves received it was abundantly man ifested on (Pentecost, and, Indeed, not then alone, but many times. The sym bol of this second baptism was burn ing fire ; the effect of it was.always some increase of zeal and effectiveness iiin the divine service. - It was often intimately connected with the gift of eloquence in proclaiming the Word, also with the gift of great" enthusiasm for the cause of the Lord's kingdom, and always with the gift of heroic consecration.' It made the early Christians preachers, mission aries, it sometimes made them miracle- workers, it sometimes made them speak with tongues, it always made them ready to live or - ' TO DIE FOR THE NAME OF THE LORD . JESUS. . How evidently, thus, it was a -baptism of spiritual power 1 As water gave sign oi tne purity oi tne Unristian lire, so fire gave sign of the zeal of God which ihould( come upon the true Christian There ihave been long periods in the history of the Church when in a meas ure the symbol of the fire baptism was retained in connection with ..that of the water-baptism ; it has been often the custom In past centuries for the admin istrate of baptism not only to pour water on the head but also to blow the hot breath upon the head, so retaining even In symbol the thought ' that not only water of cleansing but the breath Inspiring was besought of God in that ceremony. L . There was no barm, either, .- in the cere mony, except always the danger which has not been absent, for that matter, from the iorm of baptism with water that the foolish and ignorant or super stitions should come to think ' that the ministration of man was the' potent thing, and so forget to look for and de sire the real, inbreathing or onbreathlng of the Spirit of God. : But most important is It, whether we ever symbolize it or not, that we have this second and greater baptism of the Spirit. I pray God your life and mine may not only be spiritually clean, cleansed by the forgiveness and the grace of God abiding with us. Receive from God, not only gift of pardon, but also gift of power ; claim your right and take your portion, not only of a purified life,' but also of an uplifted spirit. Fire baptism, the coming into your heart of enthusiasm and burning zeal and warm affection and fervent devotion and out going energy- that is part af your Chris tian heritage;. Not only God receiving you, pardoning you; also God continual ly present with you, ministering to you, enthusing' you, , and. Working through you: Pray God for the' baptism of the Spirit. It is worth while waiting at your Jerusalem, your place of thought or place of prayer, 'until the power, of the Lord shall come upon you. If you Breckbill Benedict 13 SHOO Ken, Women, Misses, Bovs.Youths Children with Shoes that are up to date in styles- Have good wearing qualities and are lower in price than any one else. This week we offer Child's Dongolal Goat Patent tip springs 59c worth 75 Misses Dongola Goat pat tip shoes sites 9 to 2 at 83c worth $1. Child's Kid Button and Lace sizes 9 to 11 at 69c worth 90c Ladies' Kid Button and Lace patent tip extension sole. Very nobby shoe at 97c- Looks just like the $4 ones. Men's Fine Dress Shoes, 1.25, yon have to pay 1-50 for them elsewhere. Ladies' Vici Kid Button. New styles of lasts- Made to sell at 2 50, our price S2- 1 lot of Ladies' Kid Button pat tip at 69c- Worth 69c Our line of Men's Goodyear welt Shoes are the best for the money in the world. Come and look at them- ILN.AYRES 381 MAIN STREET, Bridgeport, Ct. have been given unto sin, now receive the baptism of repentance ; if yon have been given unto the world, now receive the baptism unto the service of the glori ous Lord. Shall not we say unto our selves, not only, I will recognize God's loye and receive his forgiveness, but say also, I will seek for God's presence, I will receive the Spirit of God? HOW ARE WE EXALTED, HOW UPLIFTED, when the presence of one on earth whom we have greatly loved or greatly ad mired is with us ! You are a different man, a different woman, when you allow the influence of this true heart or that noble life to come over you ; shall we not be different men and women as more and more we recognize and receive the Spirit of God, allow his influence to come over us and dwell within as, and as a loved one rule our lives ? Then there is the third class of New Testament baptismal texts, among which our text of this sermon lies. They refer not to the baptism with wa ter, the baptism into purity of life and character, nor yet to the baptism with fire of the Spirit and power of God, bat they refer to the baptism of blood, the coming upon us of the spirit of self- sacrifice and service, of the spirit willing to pour out the life unto death for the glory of God and the service of man. This is the baptism, not only into the purity of Christ, and into the spirit of zeal in Christ, but it is the baptism into the cross of Christ; ot this the Lord Jesus spoke as here he says, "I have a baptism to be baptized with,' and how am I straitened nntil it be aecomiiiished '" Again of this he spoke when to the am bitious brethren he said, "Are ye able to drink of the cup of which I"Bhall drink, and to be baptized with the baptism wherewith I shall be baptized T" We are to have come upon us, not only the power of Christ's holiness and the power of bis spirituality, but also the power of his love, the baptism of the Jordan, and of the open heavens, and of the cruel cross, all for us to take, as they were all for him. x s , Into the fellowship of this baptism we enter peculiarly at the Lord's supper. The symbols of his body and bis blood we there partake, entering into the fel lowship of his sufferings and his death ; and yet, in the sacrament of baptism, too, the church for centuries remem bered, and in many of itB branches still remembers, that the whole baptism is of blood as truly as of water ; for in the sign of the cross the catechumen was baptized a custom, it seems to me, not inappropriate in any day or in any Christian church; for we truly are In baptism consecrated to enter, not only into the fellowship of his purified life, but also Into the power and communion of his sacrificial death. But whether we ever in form or symbol signify that in the Chirstian life there Is a baptism Into the cross, Into the death of Christ or not, in Christian fact we must take upon our lives such baptism. We must "TAKE UP OUR CROSS AND FOLLOW HIM." It is not all that we be forgiven and purified; it is still not all that we add to - this that we " be exalted and energized, even inspired; it must still further be given to as that we bring our bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God,, that we bear in our bodies the marks of the Lord Jesus. . The Son ot God goes forth to wai, a kingly crown to gain ; His blood red banner streams alar" who lol- lows in his train? Who best can drink his enp of woe, triumph ant over pain; Who patient bears his cross below, he follows in his Brain. It may be that to-day, to some EWEN MG INTYEE &C0. BLANKETS. Our Bales are simply delight ful on Blankets. Never such value exposed to view before in this State. We were early buy ers; when manufacturers were flirting with money. A sur plus of cash (thanks to increas ing trade) brought case after case to our door, at prices that cannot be equaled again in his tory. Now we are early sel lers, the people take advan tage of our buying, and know a good thing when they see it The following are prices competition cannot reach: Hundreds of Blankets at 50c pair Hundreds of Blankets at 75c pair Hundreds of Blankets at SI pair Hundreds of Blankets at $1 25 pair Hundreds of Blankets at $1.69 pair. Hundreds of Blankets at $2.00 a pair. Hundreds of Blankets at $2.75 pair. Hundreds of Blankets a$ $3 pair Hundreds of Blankets at $3.50 pair. Hundreds of Blankets at $4 pair Hundreds of Blankets at $4.50 pair Hundreds c f Blankets at $5 pair Grey Blankets and Robe Blankets at equally low prices- Jewen MC INTYRE &C0. 834-840 Chapel St , New Haven, heart or life here, the Lord is stooping down and saving, "Ye shall indeed be baptized with the baptism wherewith I am baptized withal;" and if it is so, may CinU a'tw won oraf P and Bt.rpncth tn v. o j m B J , I with his Apostle, "Tea, and if I am offered npon the sacrifice and service of faith, I joy, and am rejoiced, rejoicing that ye are accounted worthy to suffer in the name of Christ." And yet how lar are we all, bow far is the Christian church, bow far is my own life as I speak to you, from any real par taking of the baptism rf the cross! We are so comfortable, nine tenths of our living is so selfish, even our sorrows we take so selfishly, we grieve so deeply at the least thing that does not satisfy us or that goes wrong with us, the depth of the mystery hidden from all ages is so much to us still a depth of mystery, that the unselfish way is a joy and a hope and a glory. Have we not, every one of us, a baptism to be baptized with, an experience of Christian life other than any we have yet attained unto to begin? One who bad probably sacrific ed more for his faith than any one of us has done looked far back over all that he had given and far forward to all that he would be, and said: "I see that if man snail give ail nis suostance, it is as nothing ; and if he should practice great repentance, still it is little; and if he shall attain unto all knowledge, he is still afar off; and if he should be of great virtue, and of very fervent devotion, yet there is much wanting: namely, one thing, which is most necessary for ns. What is that? That, having left all, we forsake ourselves, and go wholly out of ourselves, ana retain nothing of self love, now, tnis is impossible with man and yet even here be rideth easily enough wnoin tne grace oi uoa carrietn." Such, and only such, is the full idea that lies in the Christian baptism, and In the light of such we must understand, not only the obligation over ourselves, but also our teaching unto others. When the Master sends us out to baptize all na tions, it is not the baptism with water alone that he has in mind ; it is some thing far greater, grander than that which is laid upon his Church and his people; it is the baptism of water and of fire and of blood ; it is the bringing of tne pussiuie purity aaa toe possime in spiration and the possible self sacrifice, unselfishness, among men that this mis sion oi Christ nas before as. We go un to men in this ministry of Christ with threefold message and power; we to fill them with light and purity and t-.uth- m in is try oi rennement oi character; we go unto them to fill them with enthusi asm and zeal and devotion a ministrv of exalted spiritual grace and power; we ao unto tnem to nil utem witn unselfish ness, with the martyr spirits a ministry of self-sacrificing love. Poor, deluded missionaries of the Jesuits among the Iroquois Indians were burned with fire. and bad their nails bitten off by savages, and their bodies scarred by knives flung to see now near the vital part the aim could be made without killing; and all tnis tney oore only tnat, in passing through the woods with the savages. they might shake the trees wet with the rain, and, as the water fell on the heath en beads beneath, might, all unknown to tnose cnuaren or tne wtias pronounce the baptismal formula and so save them from everlasting torture. If for such super stitious, ridiculous, and magical idea of baptism these men were able to go through persecution unremittant, tor tures unspeakable, to die Drakina- and glorifying. God if these men for such foolish thoughts would gladly make sucb glorious sacrifice, now much more shall we be glad with this nobler, truer idea of what baptism is and what the baDtim of Christ is meant to bring to men ! -How shall we rf jolce to go throughout all God's world "making disciples and bap tizing them in the name of the Father of righteousness, oi the Spirit of his power. and of the Son of tit kv I" WEREGRET riiat we hare not long ere tbla been able uJ Introduce to you Lbo CELEBRATED C0I.IF0QT LAST" SHOES Of which we are the makers and sellers the sale of which In Bridgeport during last season have gained for them bene ot patrons, many ot whom, until then were unable to find that which our"Com- ford Last gives viz. : EASE, STYLE, WEAR. We Have Them For LADIES, MEN, CHIL-1 DREN. And oar new productions tor Fall and Win ter wear axe marvels of Shoe Makers art. WE INVITE INSPECT HON. Measured work If yon want 1U Err.rAiRFajjAYK.fGoi&crMrii.S'Z MAKERS AND SELLERS OF TUB CELE BSATED "COMFORT LAST" SHOES. Not that everybody wants cheap things, hut good value for the money- That's why we are giving them. One of our leaders, an all wool over coat, cut in proper fashion aad well made for S8, These goods we have in black and blue guaranteed color. Wo haye better ones at $10, $12 and $15, which buys a garment as good as you ever bought for $20- Come in and see them. 429AainStP'BR1DGEP0RT.,I- A "M" TV V1TATTON" I AAA' -i-Al 1 J. IiXaaIII Is extended to readers of THE BEE and their friends to inspect our large and varied stock,mark ed in plain figures, at the lowest prices. DIAMONDS, WATCHES, JEWELS, Y, SILVERWARE, CLOCKS. G. W. Fairchild, Dealer In Diamonds, Watches. Sll Verware, Jewelry and Ctocka. S57 Main Street, near John, (ESTABUSHXD 1865.) BRIDGEPORT, CT- M ARTIE'S BUSINESS SCHOOL, BUsntEss comss. Bookkeeping:. Penmanahlp, Commercial Arltbemetie. Spelling. Boatnesa Correspondence, Grammar. SB0KTHASD coussk. Shorthand tirabam'a. Typewriting, Spelling, Penmanship, Punctuation, Paragraphing, Business Correspondence, Grammar, W.J. MARTIN, Principal and Proprietor. iOS Kaia SU Suford Baildis. Bridfcasrt, Ct MECHANICS AND PARKERS SAVINGS BANK, crrr baxk btjileibo, vaxl st.. btoxt Dspaaita, . latsrsst aa4 Sarplaa, l.iOZJU-lft. 45J7S.SS. l,47Sa.77. Deposits of SI ts S10O0 rMrra aaa interest ndittdfroatasflmsf sack stoata, mayaals ta Jaacary aa4 Jaly of ask yar.Iaosrsnt 1S7S 0. . M OEGAI, Prasidsat, l B. CATLXI, Ssarst&TT aa Trsum. 1831 5gj 189(3 C0UNTKY GliNTIEMAN "ins best or TEX AGRICULTURAL WEEKLIES. , DETOTKDTO Farm CrspsHad Prosotiss. Harticsltars ft Frait-GrowiaK. lavs Stock aad Dairria-. WbUe it also indndaall mlmribmrimuf. ot Rural interest, sucn as the Poultry yard. r-niomoioirv, Keeping, Greenhouse and branery. eterinarr ReDllaa. hm Ot n. and Answers, Fireside Keadinar. IMsmHa Economy and a summary ot the aiews of Lhe Week. Its Market BeDorts are nnnnaJlv Mm- plete, and much attention is paid to Uie rim pectsof the Crops, aa throwing Ujrhtupon oa oi the most important of all question Wbca to Bay and When to Sell. Itls liberally niaa- than evar before. The sutncriniian Prim fxxnmns mora nanm m.tta. 4.80 per year, bat we ofler a SP1CC1AA KB DUCTIOS in our CLUB RATES FC2 1E2S. Two Sabssriptiona, ia saa niillnet. $4 - Six SaoserrpttoM, do do - xio. Tsa Babsariptioas, do d sis M7T0 all sow SabeerlBtfams tor I8SB,psrUc in advance now.we will send Hm iv- ly. trom oar receipt 01 the nmlttssos. to ' nary ls, INfci, without enars. - 4Speoima Copies Iran. Address LUTiim Tuczr 5 err. pr A C T-