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THE NEWTOWN BEE.
rcniwMiti) by TEE BEE PUBLISHING COMPAN? ALLISON P. SMITH, KD1TOR. AI'TtKlK J. SMITH, BUSINESS HAKMH!'! r $1.35 a Tear, 71 Oanta for Six Months t Canti for Four Uootbs, Four Canta Copt. v ton a. ooki. raiDA. jan. si, ieoe Editorial Ink Drops. We have stated It before, but wo state It again, anonymous contributions are consigned at once to the waste basket. Some of our friends seem to forget tb. An appreciative and deserved tribute to the memory of the late Judge Glover of Fairfield appears in Tun Bee, this week, and will be read with interest by the hosts of friends of thu deceased judge throughout the county. Said a leading citizen in our office few days ago : "The men who have band ed themselves together to provide the en tertainment course for Newtown certain ly deserve the cordial thanks of the pub lic." And he wa9 a gentleman who has shown his substantial interest by patron izing the course from the start. There will be mucli rejoicing over thu decision by the commiitee of arbitration la ' the case of the agricultural grant, which the Legislature transferred from Yale college to Storr's Agricultural col lege. This fund amount to $135,000, but the common people can't quite see why, if this fund is to go to Storr's, as they have decided, the state should be required to give Yak SloO.OOO damages. I not Yale able to rub along without state aid? Kvery prar icitl farmer know s that Yale has never done any practical good with this money. No farmer would think of fending his on there for au ag ricultural lining and the i is'itu ion whs unable to prove that it had been ujed for the purp se intended. The big bicycle show, in New York, revealed to all who attended the grow ing popularity of the wheel. Editcr Dana of the Son ays he favors the bicy cle for everybody, so long as genuine legs are needed for the pinning of it, so long as it cannot run of lis own accord, or through the help of (nine abominable invention. In this conn c'.ion the editor of the Sun proceed- to -iy . We are al most afraid that tli 'ie in ij be improve ment In the tiling which will do away with the necessity of employing the leg for the propelling of in. In that evert there will be danger of a race of spindlt- shanks, and that is an appalling thought. The human leg is deserving all respect when it is shapely, and when thej)ints of It move easily. We cannot bear to think that posterity may have shrivelled shrinks becau-e of the inven tion of bicycle that will run without the help of legs. We a-k the inventors to refrain from bringing such a calamity upon the world. Have you ever figured up the cost t f had roads? let us see: The average dis tance from the farm to the market in the eastern and middle states is 12 mites, and out of 1200 counties which have been heard from the average load for two horses is 2000 pound', the cost of hauling which is '" p-r mile. It is estimated that the wo It yearly cost t f transportation by pn"l:- roads In this country la $910,111, (id ,hich allows a eojt of 13 for every i.im-i, woman and child In the United S .. It is further estimated .that two- ' iros of the total outlay in transpoi-at' a is money wasted. These facts gi o some idea of the Importance of securoig good roads. Such Is the excelled character of the roads suburban to Bo-ton, eays the Bos ton Herald, that the difficulty Is not much felt In that vicinity, but In the in terior, where the cou-itry roads are of an inferior character, the cost of trans portation Is a serious drawback to the farmers in bringing their produce into market. No stronger argument than this for the improvement of our common highways could be presented. While the outlay for good roads might increase the taxes lor a short time, every Indi vidual who has occasslon to use the markets at the large centres would peedily be relieved from a heavy bur den. What nse is there in eating when food docs yon ro good in fact, when it does you more harm than good, for such Is the ease if it is not digested. If you have a loathing for food there la no use of forcing it down, for it will not be di gested. You must restore the digestive organs to their natural strength and cause the food to be digested when a appetite will come, and with it a relish for food. The tired languid feeling will give place to vigor and energy, then you 'will pot flesh on your bones and be coma strong. The Shaker "Digestive Cordial as made by the Mount Lebanon Shakers contains food already digested and Is a dlges er of food as well. Its action Is prompt and Its effects perma nent. Doctors prescribe Laxol because It has all the virtues of Castor Oil and is palatable. State f Ohio, City ot Toledo, j . . Lucas County. ( ' Frank J . Cheney makes oatb that he is the f nlor partner ot the Arm ol F. J. Cbeinoy A i n., doing bunlnUB In tbe Cttv ot Toli-iio, County ami State .toralil,aul that said Arm will pay th Rum ol 100 ior aoh ami every cuke ol Catarrh that cannot be cured by the uoe ol Hall's CaUurh Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to tietore me and sutworlbed 5n my fire sence, Uils 6th day ot December, A. li., m. A. W OLEAMON, Notary 1'uOllo. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken internally and autailin-ni.1; on the blood and mucous stir tunes of the system. Bend for testimonials tree. Address, F. 3. CfTBSKY ft CO., Toledo, O. -Soltl by brngjfiaU, 7Ik. In Fairfield County. STEPNEY AND VICINITY. MKTHODIST CHURCH NO DCS. A quartet ciiinp ised of Miss May Riu som, Mrs F. Piatt and Messrs Eddie Os borne and John T. Porter rendered very effectively a pretty selection atthe after noon service at the Methodkt church on last Sunday. The Ladies' SewiDg society of the Methodist church met with Mrs Charles B. Wheeler on Thursday afternoon of last week. There was a good attendance and the ladies finished a comfortable during the afternoon's work. AN ENJOYABLE BIRTHDAY TARTY. On Monday of this week Ralph Bene dict celebrated his 7Slh birthday, giving a very enjoyable party to quite a num ber of relatives and intimate friends Amoug those present were his sister, Mrs Stebbins, and a niece, Miss Nellie Benedict from Bethel, and Mr and Mrs John Benedict and Mr and Mrs Charles Uawley from the Depot. Arthur B. Curti3, son of Andrew B Curtis at the Depot, has been quite sick with an attack of grip. This place enjoyed a glorious surprise when the news was proclaimed that on January 20, Mrs Melissa Gibbs was qui etly married to Robert Burns, the cere mony taking place at Meriden. No one here suspected such an occurrance. Mr and Mrs Burns will make their future homo at New Haven, whither Mrs Burns moves her household effects. Miss l'hebe, daughter of Blacksmith C. L. Smalley at the Depot, is rapidly recovering from her recent illness with throat trouble. George S. Turner has recently added to his collection of antiques au old deed bearing date of 1731. It is an old timer and was given to Mr Turner by Orman Drew. Mr and Mrs Albert Bottom will soon close up their home here and make their future home in Bridgeport. They will live with their brother-in-law, Eden .Summers of IS California f-treet, who re cently !ot his wife, and for whom they will care. Their friends here regret 'heir dt parture to the city. Blacksmith '. h. Smalley has again proved his ingenuity, this time making a very neat and convenient revolving book cae for Dr Hill. Mrs Plumb Hawley has returned from Naugatui k, where she has been for -ome 'ime pa?t, and on Sunday was calltd to Hattertown to assist in the care of Mign Mattie Fischer, who is very seriously ill with pneumonia. Julius Hawley has been on the sick list, requiring a doctor's caie. Mrs 1!. B. Welier has been in Bridge port, this week, earing for her youi.gest son, who is iek with what is feand to be pneumonia. Mrs Miles T. K istwood will remove to N'augatuck, where she j ins her husband who recently has secured work there. The union Ivideavor meeting are well attended and the young people take a live interest in the topics taken up from eek to week. S. .1. Powell advertises his handsome -urrey, which is almost new, for sale. f,"wis Ilubbell has be"u among the unfortunates who have missed poultry f-om thi ir roo-tJ, recently, several niet fowls making their disappearance nor many nights ago. While B. Elawlf y A Co 's large grain wagon was making one of its many trip between the D;pt and the Center, freighted with grain, a wheel collapsed on Monday of this week m iking it n'ce! Rary to put it in the repair shop for a time. C. II Blydenburg has bought the Charles Purdy place and a Mr Harris from Bridgeport is running it for him. Mi and Mrs Charles Fowler and son of Danbury have been entertained by their couiiu, Zalmon Purdy. Charles Lane of Bridgeport, formerly of B. Hawley & Co.'s has visited friends in the village. He is a talesman for The Bennett Shoe Co., of Bridgeport. C. E. Osborne seceived" several fine Wilcox & White organs besides a supply of New Home machines, last week. The organs are very pretty designs in oak. Any one wishing to buy a piano, organ or sewing machine can save a good deal of money by dealing with him. Dsa Burr Hawley and Benjamin H. French have been appointed appraisers on the estate of the late Hannah Hall and an inventory has been taken. Rev Benjamin Hall was appointed executrix by the will. Mrs Hills of Bridgeport spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs 11. B. Weller. Mrs Henry Seeley, who has been car ing for her mother, sick with pneumonia, has returned home, herself sick with the prevailing sore throat trouble. Mr Silliman, of the Stratford Granite Works, was in town on Monday. F. M. Canfleld lost a valuable two- year-old Jersey heifer,' last week. It was tbe only cow be had. Mrs George Wells and daughter of Bethel were guests of Miss Jennie Wells, Wednesday. Mrs Wallace Davis entertained Mrs E. D. Briscoe and daughters, Jessie and Eva, Thursday. I Mrs Daniel Davis is spending a few days at her son Robert Davis', in Hope well. Miss Georgia Knapp and Mrs M. K. Parmelee spent a part of last week In Bridgeport. Charles Lane visited at M. H. Thorpe's, Thursday. Miss Clara Downs has returned to Long II311 after a two weeks' visit with ber grandmother, Mrs H. E Canflold. j Once in a while tbe fact is forcibly j brought to our minds that the persons from whom to buy drugs Is a druggist, properly so, called. Druggists, and not dabblers, are the ones to dispense the simple, as well as the more complicated preparations and drugs. It is the falsest kind of economy if it be any to buy. old er deteriorated drui or preparations of same. It is wisdom sf the higest order to get the best as reasonably as you can ' Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report and get them from one legally author ized to sell drugs and chemicals. Try W. N. Hurd at S. G. Nichols' old stand. FAIRFIELD. congregational church notes. Rev Mr Stewart of King's Highway church preached at the Sunday evening service in exchange with Rev Mr Child A large congregation was greatly inter ested in his address. Arrangements have been made for a Home Missionary rally of the churches ot this vicinity in the Congregational church in about two weeks. Rev Mr Puddefoot will be one of the speakers. On Sunday evening the Christian En deavor society will conduct an anniver sary service for Christian Endeavor day. A collection will be taken for the debt of the home missionary society. It is hoped that enough will be received to place the society on the roll of honor. A delegation from the Christian En deavor society went to a social gather ing of the Greenfield society, last evening- . TI1E BARK1SES ARE WILLIN'. Every young lawyer the town can boast of is pulling the wires to secure the vacant judge-hip of the Probate court. The favorite varies according to which paper you read. The unseemly haste of some of the would-be candidates does uot help their chances. The tire company got out their new pump ou Monday evening for practice drill. It was taken down to the rubber factory where, before a large crowd in cluding many members of the South port companies, they threw an Inch and a half stream over the top of the fl ig staff'. This was much better work than was expected but under more favurable cir cumstances even better than that can be done. It i-i expected that a special election forjudge ofp'"hice will be ordered in about a fortnight. One of Frederick Slurges' tine team of grays dropped dead of heart disease, on the road to Bridgport, last Thursday. The animal had previously shown no symp.om of any trouble. A number of our people are planning to go over to the supper at the Black Rock church, this evening. ) The revival servioe-i in the mission l.n Belts' building an; well attended and were continued three evening, till-1 week. The ing. liitei Friend meet, this evef- Trie bill club ar-.; hurtling about tto mnke a success of tiieir anntr.l ba$, February 11. Thi i an opportunity 4f contributing to them by purchasing tickets liberally. 3300KFIELD. NOTTS KltOM ST PAUL'S. j The .lunior Chapter of St Paul's Guiljd wi!l jjive a salad supper at the rectory, Monday evening, February 3, at which "A'int Jen i ;;a" will show her album of family portraits. There will also be oth er attractions. Supper served from 0 u$ tii 9. All are cordially invited. ' "WHOOPING 'Kit UP" IN BKOOKFIKI.K. Whooping cough is quite prevalent in Whi-couier school, seriously affecting the attendance. It is reported that eases have broken out in another school and in such a manuer a3 to lead to an extensive spreading there. Members of the Village Improvement society wili give a supper at the Grange hall this (F iday) evening All are in vited to attend. David N. Clark of Shelton was the guest of his sister, Mrs W'illiam Roe, last week. Mrs Samuel Sherman entertains the senior members of the Guild, Friday af ternoon. Arturo Be ancourt of New York has been the guest of Sirauel Sherman. Mrs James Lee, who has been quite in disposed for two weeks, is now improv ing. Dr J. F. Smith has just opened an of fice in West street, Danbury, as a spec ialist, treating the eye and ear. He has been confined to the house for several days from an attack of quinsy. Hiram Uawley, who has been sick in the hospital in New York for a short time, is improving. Rev Martyn Su turner bell of Bates col legp, Me., delivered a lecture in the Con gregational church on Tuesday evening His subject was "Opportunities." - STEVENSON- Mrs William Jordan visited friends in Seymour, last week. Mrs C. E. Bradley and Mrs W, S. Brad ley visited at Birdsey McE wen's, this week. Mrs Edwin Sherman is gaining under the treatment of Dr Smith. Bradley's band played, Tuesday even ing, to a full house in Hammertown and a rousing time was enjoyed hy 'all. IS. W. Bradley has a cow for sale. EAST03I Mrs Levi French has been ill with ma laria. J ., W. A. Sherman has his barns filled with a valuable Class of horses, this year, consisting of 20 trotters and pacers. City people have learned the place to leave their horses where they will be properly cared for. Mr Sherman has certainly learned the' art of keeping horses in order, as their fat bodies and sleek coats will testify. If you won't be convinced just take a trip around to his barns and see for yourselves. Elmer S. Andrews has built a new blacksmith shop, 12x16, in his yard, 1 Baidmg which the neighbors find very conven ient. HUNTINGTON. DEATH OF MISS IDA J. HART. Miss Ida J. Hart, the Center district school teacher, was somewhat indisposed last week Monday, and did not teach. She had a swelling on her upper lip which did not subside and Wednesday a physician was called who pronounced it a carbuncle. She did not improve and Friday was so much worse that the physician was hastily called but when he arrived she was unconscious and died that night. Erysipelas had set in and it went to her brain causing her death. Miss -Hart was boarding with Mrs Corne lia Judson. The scholars and parents were greatly shocked to learn of her sud den death. Miss Hart had shown her self in the few months she had been here to be a lady of very sound Christian principles and a very superior school teacher. The school under her instruc tion was being brought up to a high standard in the line of education and good behavior and her loss will be great ly felt by both scholars and parents. Her home was in Forestville, where her remains were taken, last Monday morn ing. Her funeral was held at Forest ville, last Tuesday. She was 45 years of age and leaves a widowed mother and one brother to mourn her loss. Many friends in Woodbury and Southbury wili remember Miss Hart as she taught school there for a number of years before com ing here. white hills. Rev George C. Saur's theme, Sunday morning, was "Prayer," and to the Christian it was full of helpful thought, and a better explanation of the subject we have not heard. The pastor's talk in the evening was also of deep interest. George Walters was appointed liora ian by the Sunday school, last Sunday. Edward Wixotn, Jr., has sold his milk route to Mrs Eliza Hubbell. Mrs James Glover entertained lady friends, Thursday last. Mrs John Danie is very ill. Miss Emma Durand is slowly improving- Mr and Mrs Rowley are enjoying the winter at Los Angeles, Cal. THE LONG HILL DISTRICT. Miss Elizbeth, the youngest daughter of George Webster who has been ill with Sineumooia, is convalescent. Miss Carrie Bennett remains about the same. Mrs Mark Munson has been called home to attend her husband who ii suffer ing with rheumatism. James D Beird spent Sunday with his -i-ter in Eit Berlin. Miss Phebe Beard was guest of a cous in in New Haven over Sunday. A silver chain bracelet was lost in the Town hall, January 7, after the concert by one of the singers who will feel grate ful if the fi ider will leave the same with Mrs.Eiward Hawley. MAY CHANGE THE MAIL ROUTE. The -ubj-'Ct of changing the mail, hav ing ir. go to Shelton instead of Bridge port, ha-i again come up but it probably will end in a little talk by a few indi viduals and will still continue to be carried to Bridgeport. It the public in general wish a change there is a willing ness by t::e postal department to listen to them, though some think there is no advantage to be gained. O.rin Talmadge is quite sick. Mrs Talmadge has nearly recovered. Horace Lyon of Trapfall has become nearly blind and is to go to the Bridge port hospital to be treated. Harry Brownson is building a large ad dition on to his hot house. The patrons from Farmill River Grange, who attended the meeting of the Pomona Grange held at Newtown, re port a very enjoyable time, particularly those who were obliged to wait for the evening train as they were hospitably treated to a second collation. They hope to meet with the Newtown patrons in Stratford in March and return the compliment. Miss Bertha Laidlaw has visited her uncle in Bridgeport. Miss Marie L. Brownson is still enjoy ing her visit in New Jersey. LONG HILL. AT GRACE CHURCH. Sunday, February 2, Feast of Purifica tion. At 10.30 a. m., Morning Prayer, sermon and Holy Communion. Sunday school after morning service. F. H. Coe, who has been confined to tbe house with an attack of rheumatism, has been improving steadily until a few days ago, when a less favorable condi tion was reported. Miss E. J. Burroughs has been ill but is able to be out again. Miss H. H. Walker of Chestnut Hill paid a short visit to Miss Burroughs, this week. Rev and Mrs Boylston attended tbe concert of the "Musical Art Club" of Bridgeport on Thursday evening. W. B. Coan has moved his mill into the woods of D. Shelton in Booth's Hill He has a large contract to furnish a lot of oak timber to the railroad besides a lot of other timber. He is busy ail the time filling order. C. E. Rideliffe has put on more helD. It seems good to hear the whistle blow once more. -. The Misses Disbrow spent Sunday in Eaxton at their old home. About 35 went down to Hanford Wil liams', Tuesday evening, and bad a very enjoyable time. Mrs Harvey Hurd celebrated her 82d All of her children REDDING. t DEATH OF MRS ABIGAL SANFORD. Mrs Abigal Sanford, the widow of the late Samuel Sanford, died on Saturday the 25tb, aged 72 years. Her death Was not unexpected as she badjbeen ill for a long time. Atthe death of her rllest daughter, Mrs H. S. Oiborn, her condi tion was critical and she was expected to follow ber daughter in a few days. She leaves five daughters and one son, J. B. Sanford, the proprietor of Clover Farm Creamery, She was the daughter of Bradley Hill, one of the wealthiest men of Redding. She was tbe sister of Arthur B. Hill, the lumber merchant of Nor walk and Albert Hill of New Haven, the .veil known civil engineer. Mrs Satf ord was a woman of excellent judgement and more than ordinary intelligence. The home training of ber large family of children was most successful in making them all well (quipped for a useful and honorable life in the community. She was a member ol tne congregational church and lived a consistent and Chris tian life. DEATH OF FREDERICK HOTCHKISS. Frederick Hotchkiss died in Sharon, last week. He formerly resided in Red ding and owned the H. B. Rumsey place. He belonged to the well known Hotch kiss family of world wide renown in con nection with the Hotchkiss shell. Among his surviving heirs are the three sons of William H. Hill of this place, Mr Hill having married bis daughter for his first wife. Among those who have secured a gocd supply of ice are Milo Osborne, William C. Sanford, Dn Green and William H. Beers. A series of meetings was held at the Methodist church every evening of last week and much interest prevailed. The Catholic fair closed on Monday night with the drawing of the various articles cn which chances had been sold TRUMBULL, THE LATE SAMUEL L. BOOTH. The remains of Samuel L. Booth, aged C8 years, were brought to Trumbull, Tuesday, from Middletown for interment in White Plains cemetery. Funeral ser vices were conducted from the residence of his nephew, Edward Booth, Rev W. F. White officiating, assisted by a delega tion from the order of Odd Fellows of which he was a member. Mr Booth wa a warmed hearted member of the com pany from Trumbull that served in the late war. He leaves one son, Rev E. Booth, who is a missionary in Yokohama, Japan. A PITIABLE CASE. A man by the name of Gray while walking across the country on his way to friends in Albany, dropped by the roadside in a fit, Tuesday morning. He had but recently left the hospital where he had been confined with pneumonia. His condition was so pitiful after he had revived sufficiently to walk that the amount for the purchase of a ticket was collected at once and he was put aboard of a train for Albany in charge of a conductor. W. S. Plumb, of the City savings bank, has been confined at his home for several days by the results of a cold that yielded slowly to treatment. Although doing well at present, be will yield to the wishes of the bank officials and his many friends, and will take a well earned and a much needed rest for a few weeks. B. J. Watson of Binghasaton, N. Y , spent Monday afternoon at the parson age while on a hurried business tripEast Plumb Nichols has been suffering for several days with a severe attack of the quinsy. He Is slowly recovering. Frank Riling has gone to Bridgepor to work on the Tait & Sons' new plant at North Bridgeport, where new machinery is being placed preparatory to starticg up in a few weeks. The mill in Trum bull is being rushed as fast as possible to work up old stock to meet demands of the trade during the shut-down for the removal of machinery.' Charles Wheeler of Brooklyn Rpent th Sabbath with his parents, Mr aud Mr William Wheeler. PLATTSVILLE. THE BAIN FALL AT THE RESERVOIR A. H. French still continues in charge of the water company's plant and says both reservoirs are now full for the first time since last summer. He looks for the spill-way to run over this week He has very kindly given us the rain fall for last year by months as follows January, 5.69 100 inches; February .75-100 inches; March, 2.38-100 inches April, 2.92 100 inches; May, 1.90-100; June, -3.26-100 inches; July, 5.21-100 inches ; August, 3.99-100 inches ; Sep tember, 3 36 100 inches ; October, 5.22-100 inches ; November, 4 96-100 inches ; De cember, 2.46-100 inches ; total, 36.84-100 inches, against 44 21-100 inches in the year 1894. The fall of snow in the year 1895 was 33.50-100 inches. The ladies met, Thursday afternoon, with the president, Miss Annie Staples, to make arrangements for tbe church fair which is to be held in the near fu ture. Mrs George B. Beers is sick with a hard cold. Horace Wteeler is remodeling bis house and is building a tower and bay windows with all . the modern conven iences which will make it when finished one of the handsomest residences in Plattsville. - Neighbors And frienda of Conrad Mil ler, Jr., who is now living in Bridgeport, gave him an agreeable surprise at his home, this week Tuesday evening. MIsa Edith Sherwood has returned from a visit in Bridgeport. Ellis F. Wheeler's handsome new resi dence is nearing completion and is an ornament to the place. It is being painted in neat and attractive colors. Mr Wheeler hopes to occupy it in the early spring. Joshua Kent drives a new horse on his milk wagon. TASHUA. The Ladies' Aid society will meet at Mrs Mary E. Clark's, Wednesday after- birthday pleasantly, came home. Weii Satisfied with AyerY.Hair Vigor. "Nearly' forty years ago, after gome weeks of .tir-kiiess, my hair turned ;rr:iy. I begun using Ayer's Hair Vigor, :nil was so well satis fied with the results that I have never tried any other kind of dress- rla-SfasK ins. Itrenuircaonlv '4vjk ;l" occasional ajqili ,feI cation of AYER'S j.iiur igor 10 Keep my hair of good color,' to remove wsgSfgg' ''dandruff, to heal itching humors, anil prevent the hair from falling out. I never hesi tate to recommend Ayer's medicines tomy friends." Mrs. II. M. IIaioht, Avorn. Xhr. Hair Vigor Prcparc-d by Dr. J. C. A yer & Co., Lowell. Slasg. fake Ayer's SarsaparUb far the Complexion. noon, February 5; fair day. if stormy, the first STRATFORD. DEATH OF C. LESTER YOUNGS. C. Lester Youngs died at the home of his mother, Monday afternoon, aged 52 years. He has been in poor health for Borne months', having had three shocks of paralysis. For a number of years he was in the employ of the government, a mail agent on the Naugatuck road, and wasjas well known in this section of the state as most any other man. He was a member of Oronoque Lodge, I. O. O. F., and hia fellow members have done all they could to make his last days as comfortable as possible. He leaves a mother and sister. IN GRANGE CIRCLES. Housatonic Grange installed its c Ul cers, Saturday evening. Deputy J. H. Blakeman was assisted by F. E. Blakeman in the installation ceremonies. Housatonic Grange stands at the head of the State Granges in its excellent degree and ritual work. Several visitors from other Granges were present and were loud in their praises of the ceremonies of the evening. Tne retiring master, Samuel A. I'atterson, made a short but interesting address. George Heachen is the new master. Miss Van Duyne of Monroe has visit ed friends in town. Miss Jennings, one of our teachers in the graded school, spent Sunday with friends in South Norwalk. A son of Peter Guekert ;broke through the ice at Fresh pond and narrowly es caped drowniug. Stagg & Beardsley are putting on an addition to Newton Heed's house at Har vey's Farm. The storm prevented the giving of the supper, by the pupils ot the graded school, in aid of the school library, last Friday evening. A delegation of Housatonic Grange went to Newtown, last week, to attend a special session of Grangers for this section. Mr and Mrs Walter S. Curtis enter tained some of their friends at whi&i, -ne evening last wetk. Attorney Geoige W. Carey has been appointed adiiiiuUtraror ot the estate nt John G. Hitchcuck, who died recently i-; lYxas, owning property in town. Mrs E M. Burritt of Maiu street ha.-, gone to Washington for a visit. Miss Neyland, assistant at the post office, has recovered from a severe at tack of mumps, and is again able to a tend to her duties at the office. The cottage prayer meeting was held last week, at the residence of Mrs Von Tagen, on Academy Hiii. Miss Annie Appieyard it iu very poor health, a fact which her many friends in town will regret to learu. Mr Shay, of Bridgeport, sang very acceptably in Christ church cho'r, Sun day morning. Miss Baldwin, a former favorite teach er in the graded school, has a fine pos ition in the graded school at South Nor walk. A large number of our music loving people attended the concert given by the Oratorio society, in Bridgeport. A number of new houses are talked of, to be buiit on Tory Hill, in the spring. The Chautauqua society had a large gathering at their banquet on Thursday evening. Deputy Sheriff Stagg arrested Henry Hazard for assault on one of hia neigh bors, brought him Jiefore Justice Peck, who promptly gave him 60 days in jail Mrs J. P. Routh has returned from visit to friends in Brooklyn. Perry Beardsley, the well known mar ket man, has been seriously ill with threatened pneumonia, but is reported recovering. George Beers, formerly well known In town, recently died at Topeka, Kansas, aged 58 years. U's father was the late Louis Beers, a'd his mother still re sides here. We are hearing the usu il complaint about our miserable sidewalks. Oar people will some day awake to the fact that in this particular, we are way be hind the times. Walter Wheeler of New York has been In town a few days. Wonderful are the cures accomplished by Hood's Sarsapa-illa and yet it is only because Hood's Sarsaparilla, the one true blood purifier, makes pure, rich, healthy blood. Hood's pills for tbe liver and bowels, act easily yet promptly and efficiently. This is the season for canned goods. They were never cheaper and better. Everyone can afford to buy at the prices E. F. Hawley is selling them. See his advertisement and display in his windows this week. fend Dry Goods News. JannaTy 81,1896. SMITH, MURRAY & CO., SUCCESSORS TO W. B. HALL & CO., Barnum Building, Copeland Bros.' Old Stand. -tbu4UL U, - r'l Vff. ' W H H A 1 T . t' e m ? K . 'it m ft i's INVENTORY IS NOW OVER ! LOOK OUT 10R SPRING NOVELTIES. The sale Oi Capes will go on trom day to day, as long as they last, at these prices . Good Plush Capes, with Thibet tur trim ming, and fu'l sweep; manufactured to sell for $-i0; r ow just half $10. A better one ot Salts Plush, with Thibet fur trimming, and lull sweep, extra length, ma le to sell at $25, now just half, 12.00. Cloth Capes, heavy diagonal goods, ehev iots and beavers, fur trimmed, all with the same low prices. These Capes are all of the newest makes and can be worn late in the spring. Predic tions are for capes the coming season. WOMEN'S WRAPPERS. Women's Wrappers made of Caehimir de Laine, full skirt, good tilting; valu m De cember $2, sile price $1. APRONS. Ladies White Lawn Aprons, lae edge, at loc each. with narrow SMITH, MURRAY & CO., BRIDGEPORT, CON N. Id New Haven County. SOUTH BRITAIN. AS TO THAT SOUTH FOUL) CASK. Editor The Newtown Bek, D.jar Sir ; Your issue of last f i'k, the 2i:h, had an article under Southford eoire;pind enee entick-d ikA case of h ju-tiee.'' which as a misrepresentxtion is raly paralleled and which iuja-tice to oui ?elve? calls for the foliating starjiue;it : The boy was indeed 'forcibly :ib ductfd" but it was by Deputy She: iff F. VV. Hubbeil, pursuant to the ords-r t the Probate court. 11'? was taken in tbe charge of his maternal grandfather who was appointee nis guarmaa oy inatou-i. mat cnna was cegipcrea, aepenaent, needing foodjClothing, everything a child should have, in short uncared for in t f worst sense of the word. The paternal grandparents were de pendent on town aid for iheir ovn sup port and unless tbe chiid had beer, caret: for by his mother'- relatives mu;t have fallen to tbe charge of the County Home as the Humane society was abaut to -tep se. That bov, ragged, half fed, neglected, has been adjudged by !he court to our care. He is now free, playing a.id liv ing with our own children, eloched, cared for and schooled with them, where he can be seen by any inhabitant cj Southford at any time. Has the child or the public suffered any irjustice, or does the above bare representation of facts appear at all like yonr case of injustice, which by the way was published the week before in the Seymour liecord over the signature "Veritas'" (truth), and which in effect io so misleading as to be falsehood. The above covers all which concerns either the public or justice. The private concerns of the family are capable of an equally clear and open explanation. Yours respectfully, Mrs J. H. Cassi dy, South Britain, Ct. AT THE PURCHASE. Miss Dora Squires spent the Sabbath at home. Mr and airs Frederick Wentsch spent a few days with friends iu New Haven last week. Fred Squires had the unusual luck to catch a fox in a steel trap, last week But it had bit off its leg and gone btfore Fred visited his trap. So if any one kills or finds a fox with only three feet they can know where the other foot is. William Schielke is quite sick with the gr'P- Born, January 24, a son to G. Walter and Lettie J. Morris. Died, January 2G, Sherman Morris, son of G. Walter and Lettie J. Morris, aged two days. The interment was at Roxbury, Rev W. D. Humphrey officiating. The reception tendered Rev J. D. Smiley, pastor of the Congregational church, last Thursday evening, was largely attended, and a very pleasant occasion. Kev Mr Smiley and his wife are highly esteemed by the people of their parish, and those of the Methodist society also. OXFORD. THE EPISCOPAL CHURCHES. Services are to be held in the Episcopal church at the Center through next month each Sunday at 1.30 p. m., and the Farm church at 11 a. m. Sunday school at the close ot regular service. Rev L. F. Morris attended tbe convoca tion of Episcopal clergymen in New Haven, Tuesday of this week. Robert Downs was in attendance at the 3 i i n ? -JL ... v;y:-T!i Lfidies White Lawn Aprons, good size, with cord edge, at 15c eat. h. Ladies' White, f.xtra sze aprons, with deep hem and wide strings, at 2c each. Ladies' Gingham proos, extra size, 12 l-2c each PICTURES. Our large collection of pi ctures at Christ mas time were not sold, lfr want ot a place to be prop'rl shown. We find quite a tew leit; so we make a price now to move them lively. $1 pictures for Glc $1 2- pictures for 75c jl.M pictures tor J I S met u res tor ?2 pictures tor $l.l'.t. And many others in the same proportion. Every picture must go me ting of the Stte Dairymen's associa tion in Hrtforr, list week. Mr Djwns is a praec cal farmer and is generally to be li und at all tbe gatherings where he c in lea-u new ideas either about farming o- anything pertaining to tbe benefit of t'as farmer. The daneing ciasJes ofMis. Bsie Cb'e, which have been the most ei jjr able of any of the gatherings in town, ilm -i inter have close ! for the term. Mis- L'z.ie Barnes is visiting with re 'atives and frien Is in Hirtf Jri and L!ii'nv'Lle. I,;- .-.rd .1. F. Reynolds atthe Oxford h u e had his iee house filled the fore part f t'ij w.-.-k with ice of extra quality from s ,vfrd-s pond. Bu-cojj ilubbell, who has been engag ed with his t.-arns in hauling ties and lum ber fro'u Knapp and Palmer's steam mill i i Si-thauy has brought his teams to Ox ford and commenced oo an extensive coafae- of the same kind of wont for R. I. Sapf '?. Litchfield 'Joint v .News. BETHLEHEM. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH XOTES. Rev Edward P. Ayer attended the Mills meetings in New Haven, last week, and also attended University lectures. Rev Fosdick B Harrison of New Ha vpu preached in the Congregational church on Sunday, Rev E. P. Ayer as sisting in the service. Mr Harrison in the evening service gave a history ofhis mission work in New Vork City. CHANGE TOPICS. Co operation will be the topic at the Grange meeting, Monday evening, February 3. The officers of the Grange were installed by Past Master J. W. Flynn, Monday evening, January 20. Pat Master Whittlesy of Morris was present and gave a very interesting ac count of the state meeting. Dea and Mrs Harrison are quite indis posed in health, Mrs Harrison being con fined to her bed. Dr Follansbee of Dan bury, a son-in-law, is treating them. Wallace P. Hayes has bad an attack of neuralgia. Dea Theodore Bird has returned to Connecticut, and on Saturday attended the funeral of his brother-in-law, Fred erick Hotchkiss of Sharon, whose demise was very sudden. Leverett P. Judd of 'his place also attended Mr Hotchkiss'' funeral. Mrs M. E. Griswoid has had another ill turn. Edward Howe has leased the farm of S. L. Bios? and will take possession April 1. Miss Mary Ayer is again a guest other brother, Rev E. P. Ayer. x Our merchant, William G. Kair, bat moved bis family into the Episcopal par sonage. Our butcher. Will Biakeman, has mov ed from Merrltt E. Gris wold's to Miss Mary A Hannah's house. Mr and Mrs Anson Root of Woodbury visited at H. W. Peck's, last week. Dr Bissell was called to see Hon S. L. Bloss on Sunday. ' . , Frank Bacon of Waterbnry spent a few days with his grandmother, Mrs Elizabeth Bacon, last week. Joseph Stevens and Frank Ter rill's hir ed man tsok a cool bath, last wees;, whiie getting ice. They wen rescued without serious injury.