THE NEWTOWN BEE.
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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
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,
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken internally and
autailin-ni.1; on the blood and mucous stir
tunes of the system. Bend for testimonials
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
Mrs Wallace Davis entertained Mrs E.
D. Briscoe and daughters, Jessie and
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
Charles Lane visited at M. H. Thorpe's,
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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."
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
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.
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,
which the neighbors find very conven
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
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
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
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
Miss Bertha Laidlaw has visited her
uncle in Bridgeport.
Miss Marie L. Brownson is still enjoy
ing her visit in New Jersey.
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
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
Mrs Harvey Hurd celebrated her 82d
All of her children
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
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
Among those who have secured a gocd
supply of ice are Milo Osborne, William
C. Sanford, Dn Green and William H.
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
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,
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
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
Mrs George B. Beers is sick with a
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
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
Joshua Kent drives a new horse on his
The Ladies' Aid society will meet at
Mrs Mary E. Clark's, Wednesday after-
Weii Satisfied with
"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
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,
Prcparc-d by Dr. J. C. A yer & Co., Lowell. Slasg.
fake Ayer's SarsaparUb far the Complexion.
noon, February 5;
if stormy, the first
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
Stagg & Beardsley are putting on an
addition to Newton Heed's house at Har
The storm prevented the giving of the
supper, by the pupils ot the graded
school, in aid of the school library, last
A delegation of Housatonic Grange
went to Newtown, last week, to attend
a special session of Grangers for this
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
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
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
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
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,
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
Dry Goods News.
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 made of Caehimir de
Laine, full skirt, good tilting; valu m De
cember $2, sile price $1.
Ladies White Lawn Aprons,
lae edge, at loc each.
SMITH, MURRAY & CO.,
BRIDGEPORT, CON N.
Id New Haven County.
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
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
Mr and airs Frederick Wentsch spent
a few days with friends iu New Haven
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
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.
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
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 ?
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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
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
$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
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
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.
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.
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
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''
Mrs M. E. Griswoid has had another
Edward Howe has leased the farm of
S. L. Bios? and will take possession
Miss Mary Ayer is again a guest other
brother, Rev E. P. Ayer.
Our merchant, William G. Kair, bat
moved bis family into the Episcopal par
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
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