HAS BEEN AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS. EVERY DAY WE OFFER NEW AND EQUALLY AS GREAT VALUES
AS ON TH E FIRST DAY OF THIS SALE. WE CALL PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT 66C
HAS THE SAME PURCHASING POWER HERE, AS $1 HAS ELSEWHERE. ONE STRONG POINT IN
ASKING YOU TO COME HERE LIES IN THE WORD
Where is the store that takes as much pains
Means. No two houses in town can show
TI1E NEWTOWN BEE.
FSIOATi FtBkUART 7, 1888.
JASDABT !. 1883,
La ST WEEK,
Fairfield bounty Wows
UONCM l)K KltOM I'UKCKMNO TACK.
curb and otherwise fixed the well for
Mrt Caroline Crofut (it was blown down
iorue we;k ago) for which ghe Is very
Krateful to them lor tholr kindness.
Mr and Mr Klrner D. Treadwsll and
daughter, Shirley, of Bethrl were (rueetA
of M. I). Treadwell on Sunday. Mm
Tread well and daughter staid down for a
Mrs W.I,. Keelcr of North Wilton took
dinner with her mother, Mrs l'hebe A.
Fanton, on Wednesday.
Mrs Kunice Merwin is with tier broth
er, Charles Nichols, In Deerfleld.
Joslah Williams Is sick with the grip.
Misses Nettle and Alice Merwin were
home on Sunday.
DEATH OP Mas RZK4 W11EII.ER.
The many relatives and friends of Mrs
Ezra Wheeler will regret to learn of her
death, at her home In New York, on Mon
day. Mn Wheeler and family have
pent their Hummers here at thsir resi
dence on Broad street for many years
She was the daughter of Samuel and
JKlizi Curtis. One brother, Samuel Cur
'tis ot Main street and one sister, Mrs Mil
Jer, still are residents of this town. Mrs
Wheeler leavbS three sons and a daugh
ter. The interment was made In the fam
ily plot In Union cemetery.
A BABW AND CIDBB MILL BCHN8.
The barn and cider mill of Edgar Os
born was destroyed by fire early Sunday
morning. Our Are department deserve a
great deal of credit for their prompt and
successful efforts In saving the adjoining
The wife ot Capt Homer Wakelee died
at her home on Upper Main street, early
Monday morning. She has been an in
valid for some time.
Perry Beardsley has so far recovered
from an attack of pneumonia aa to be
able to visit his market, a fact bis many
friends will be glad to know.
Mrs James Uannlgan r as made appli
cation for a conservator to be placed over
her husband. It ! probable that a com
promise will be effected.
It Is probable that the suit against the
eatate of the late Mrs Ambler will be set-
tied out of court: J
The I.d!eV Aid society of the Metho-j
pi jfd I Lfhi
rt't church civo n uiier in the Icciure'
room of the church, Tut sd.iy evening. j
Jiick Hughes of lhil:u!elihia is vif.it- i
ing relatives in town.
The Ouphcag- mi t at thi-tr rooms,
n-ursdav evening, for their rrgutnr tm
The Liteniry society "let at ("urNt
church chxpci, Monday v''nirg J;tme.
VVIjitcoiub Kiley wh- the su'iject of the
KJward Garry has recovered from a
severe attack f rheumatism.
Th teachers a'id fcholnrof the gid
e l school are arranging f.r a supper, to
be given In place of the one potponed
recently, on accoun- of the storm.
The next dance of the Kagte Athletic (:
elub will be given, Fridny evening, in the
Town hall. .Sansonc'a orchestra willfur.
ui?h the music.
Mrs A. V. Stmnii? gave a rect ptioa at
her home on Judson place, in honor of
fiss McGrath of New Voik.
Kdgar Osborne place- his Loss on cider
rjiil and content fit $;i.")(iO; p o insurance.
There was an insurance vt $.-,00 on the
C. E. Dorman is ecr!.tU!ji ly ill, haviDg
had an attack of paralysis, and a bad fall.
Deputy Sheriff Stajnr too a young col
ored boy to the county houj e on Monday.
He has alo served paper on the com
missioners In the matter cC the Washing
ton bridge approachee.
Justice Peck found n Ita lian guilty of
felouioas assault, and bo and him over to
Superior court under tonds . of 8200.
Mrs H. W. Ki well has eoa e to Provi-
denca to visit friends.
The bridge over Main etrevt has been
treated to a coat of paint.
The flousatonic club are exp acting to
make great lujproyeujrtits on heir club
bouse, this spilng.
The funeral of C. lr You ngs was
held, laat Tbursdsy, acd was largely
attended. KevMrCo mwull officiated.
The fjw days o .v a weather and good
skating, started tne polo players in
There wa u -ge gatherlnij at the
funeral of Mrs Q .audius Curt I', which
took place at betr late residence on East
Broadway, lost, 7 hursday.
The trolley tx acks have afforded the
only deeen wal king place to be found on
our streets, rg the soft weather.
Elbert HtaE, ell i8 at home after an ex
tended tour out the country, taking
views of was inent localities.
. Frank Akj !er has been eeri onsly 111
with hc-art to ouble. He is reported 'as
r LeaiL 1 Beardsley has been i few
Voi k, this, week, on professional "busi
Atthrf; i meeting of the FruJivJ
Order of V nnectlcut, held at the resi-
denw of 5 Oluistead, six new nti jojTrerr'
were adU'4 to the roll. 1
Cagt C i a. Samiuis of Stratfor tl ve-
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as we do to deserve trade? Where is the establishment that so studies out the question of low prices and qualities as we
your own eyes where the people get big values for their money and what
you the assortment in
nu"! "iiteitained a largo party of friends,
Tuesday -evening of last week, at bis res
iuV'U'c. Many guests from out of towu
w. re prt -sei.t and .: general good time
:! ei j oyed.
The 1) 'tnqui.t of the Chautauqua circle,
1;; ' Fifcdav evening, in Oitd Fellows' hall,
j i- K? gnlv attended. Al! present report
a nplenidid lime.
M Julie Scefield was the, victim of a
Ui'f i -i- pa-ty, Tue-day et'tniug.
Goo-; ;e Wooter of Winted was a vis
't or I1'' red 1 bell's, this week.
Dnran and Biscoe showed their views
ab't 40, lat Saturday evpning, at
Old W.'l liall. It was a very ejitertain-
ing lecXui e.
Peter Jlirter of Bridgeport was a guest
ar. S:iles I tveland's, last Sunday.
Mesrs VVill and George Banks are
busy ai batting in Bethel, driving there
Mrs J. Carroll vltited her daughter,
Mrs Cotter in Bridgeport, last week.
Ln Kew Haven County.
That the Southford correspondent
should In any way, however remotely,be
connected with the proceedings referred
to in the two la.st issues of The Bee can
but be a source of much regret, and the
incongruity of coucoeting falsehoods (?)
over the signatupe of "Veritas," appears
ludicrou, even to the offender. During
the term of years' in whlcSj the South
ford correspondent lias a5td in this ca
pacity, it has been toor honest endeavor
to make simply a t.ifcthful statement of
facts without regard to personal preju
dice ; her last attempt i ias called forth an
open accusation of f slBeiiood, which re
quires vindication. Her attention was
first attracted to this- case y the piteous
sereams of the child begging to be al
lowed to remain with tflw only ne"r
friend he had ever kno.n, i.e. his pater'
rial grandmother. The ommeadable i n
tereet suddenly taken in bis -welfare by
his maternal relatives would feave been
much more commendable., al it been
awakened when the child -was a helpless,
sickly infant; it would seem more disin
terested had not tbe maternal grandfath
er been beard to remark, when he last
took the child that he "didn't care a d rt
for the boy," but would sh-Miy
(naming one of tbe town officers) that he
could get him if he wanted to." That
he made this remark, verbatim, your cor
respondent la prepared at any time to
prove, by reliable witnesses. That tlhis
gentleman was not considered a suitable
person to be the guardian of tbe boy, Is
proven by "the petition to have him 16'
moved, which was started by a protui-
.wit man, aDd one conceded by aif to tut
jist, and feigned by many men and worn
n who are thoroughly acquainted, with
Men's, Boys' and Children's
327 MAIN ST. COR. BANK, STUEDEVANT R'L'DU
all the parties concerned and all the facts
cf the case. That not one persou who
signed the petition was notified when the
hearing was to take place, cannot be
clearly aceountedfor,but this fact suffic
iently explains why the maternal rela
tives now have the care of the child; and
the reason of his being where he is at
present, instead of with his affectionate
(?) and lawful guardian, la well known
to be from the fact that it is farther away
from his former home, to which he in-i
fisted on returning, whenever he escaped
the vigilance of his newly acquired rela-j
lives which plainly indicates the child's
preference. That he was dirtv. and Der -
haps ragged, when taken from play, is
fully admitted, as are many children,
when at play, in this democratic country.
That he had plenty of comfortable cloth
ing will be attested to by a selectman of;
this town, by your correspondent, and
by others who have seen it. The refer- j
ence to tbe county home and the humane
society, as a misrepresentation fully
equals any ever made by "Veritas." The!
grandparents with whom the child lived, I
were not in aflluant circumstances, it is I
true, but that they were supported by j
the town or that the child ever lacked
enough to eat or tbe kindest care, is ai
falsehood for which "Veritas" is not ac-
countable, and the boy would himself j
deny this statement, unless; under com
pulsion to do otherwise. The facts here
in stated can be proven to the satiafac- j
tion of any one interested, who cares to :
accept tbe testimony of reliable, Intelli
gent and unprejudiced citizens; the ve
racity of your correspondent can, we
trust, be as fully established, while the
private concerns of the family referred
to are a source of complete indifference
to your correspondent and we presume
to the public In general. The South
AT THE PURCHASE.
K. S. Wheeler is spending a few dayB
with his grandfather's, R. H. Ford's.
Henry M. Squires had the misfortune
on Wednesday night of last week to lose
a shot gun from his wagon while driv
ing from W. H. Wakelee's tenement
house to South Britain. He immediately
went back to look for it but did not find
it, and has not heard anything from it
Mr and Mrs HolliBter Sage attended
the wedding on Tuesday of Mrs Sage's
only sister, Miss Elsie T. Brown, to
George H. Merwin, at the home of the
brid.Vs parents In Purdy, N. Y. The
happy pair are now enjoying an extend
ed trip in the far West.
Field Sj Dickinson, who took the con
tract for putting up the ice for the cream
ery, and who did it so well, have already
Fpoken for the job for next winter.
THE STATION AND VICINITY.' .
Miss Ida Hine recently visited friends
E. E. Weirs, once a resident of this
place, visited his friends here last week.
Clark Davis has been much worse and
under Dr Shepherd's care.
This week Friday evening there will be
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Overcoats, Suits, Ulsters and Trousers as.we can" in this GREAT MANUFACTURERS'ISALE.
j a "snipping social" in the basement of
j chapel. A cordial invitation is extended
to all. This unique entertainment will
I be a new departure for Southford and
lots of fun is expected, unless "squelch
! ed" by the inclemency of the weather.
Should this evening prove yery stormy
I it will be on Saturday evening.
Miss Minnie Lewis has been quite in
i disposed from the effects of an ulcerated
J Litchfield COU'-tV NCWS.
THE MASONIC BALL A NOTABLE SCCCESS.
The Masonic ball given in the hall on
Friday evening was one of the grandest
affairs the town ever boasted. The hall
was beautifully decorated with potted
plants, flags, bunting and emblems of
the order. A large number were present
from Thomaston, Waterbury, Woodbury
and Bethlehem. The music by the
American band orchestra was excellent
and dancing was indulged in, in both the
upper and lower hall. Supper was serv
ed in the banquet room. The merry
party broke up about 2 o'clock, all hav
ing had a fine time and hoping it will be
an annual occurance.
OUR WEEKLY RUNAWAY SIORY.
Every week Watertown has the story
of a runaway to tell. This week a double
one. While Mrs John Holihan was driv
ing away from the postoffice the bits
broke and the horse immediately became
unmanageable, throwing her out and cut
ting her head quite badly. This run
away frightened Alonzo Seymour's
spirited horse, which was standing before
the office, and it started at a lively pace
down Cutler street but was stopped be
fore any damage was done.
On Thursday eveniDg, January 30, the
Watertown Grange, celebrated their fifth
anniversary. A large number were pre
sent from out of town. The table was
laid for 200 people and Prof H. D Taft
acted as toast master. The toasts were
responded to by Mrs Barnes, lecturer of
the State Grange, Mr Skelly of Wood
bury and many others. The evening
was much erjoyed by all present and as
usual tbe meeting did not break up un
til the early morning hours.
AT CHRIST CHURCH.
Rev, Milner Jones of North Carolina
preached in Christ church, Sunday morn
S. McLane Buckingham and Thomas
Moffltt of Yale, -spent Sunday with Mr
and Mrs J. A. Buckingham.
George Griswold has been on the sick
list the past week.'
Miss Carrie Baldwin of New Haven is
the guest of Mr and Mrs W. J. Munson.
The school in the CeDter district was
closed on Monday, tbe teachers spending
the day In visiting other schools. -
On Wednesday evening the "Living
Pictures" were given in the upper parish
room. Long before the time for com
' r .- -1
mencing standing mom was at a premium,
All were well repaid, a' the tableaux
were the finest ever given here. The
supper tables in the lower room wen ;
TOWN AND PEHSONAL JOTTINGS.
Mrs George B. Lewis and lady attend
ant started on their trip to California by
way of New Orleans and Lo Angeles ou
Saturday and expects to reach New Or
leans Monday afternoon. They will go
to Sun Fianeieeo.ar.d other places iu Cal
ifornia, and ppend the winter in that
Charles Gordon was home on a visit,
Miss Lillian Wheeler has opened a pri
vate school over the North church chap
el. There were five road agents homed in
the lockup, Saturday night.
John Bus?ell is on the convalescent
list, r Hodger attends him.
Miss Maud Churchill of Xew Haven
visited Mrs W. A. Strong, last week.
Miss Anna Bradley has gone to New
Jersey to spend the winter.
Miss Ida J. Hart died, last week, in
Huntington, January 24, from a carbun
cle on her face.
Judge Huntington was engaged before
the District court, last week.
The proprietor of the Woodbury house
was prosecuted, last week, charged with
the violation of the liquor laws. He
waived an examination, and the case goes
to the April term of the Superior court
under bonds of $150.
Thomas Quick had to kill one of his
pair of working oxen, last week, on ac
count of a horn having lodged in his
Mrs Eleanor Mallory and daughter
have taken the R. B. Martin place.
Dr Arey has decided not to go West at
present as his substitute has not yet
January 20 wa3 the 19.h anniversary
of the marriage of Mr and Mrs William
Sirorg of Middle Quarter and they re
ceived a number of friends in honor of
It is believed that the Woodbury Quar
tet club, Messrs Strong, Linsley, Gor
don and others, will give a concert in the
State el Oblo, City of Toledo, ( .
Lucas County. j s.s.
Frank 3. Cheney makes oath that he is tbe
senior partner oi the firm ot F. J. Cheney t
Co., doing business in the City of Toledo,
Connty and State aforesaid ,and that said firm
will pay thfi Sam ot $100 for each and every
case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the
use ot Hall's Catarrh Cure.
FRANK j. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and Bubeeribed in my
prf sence, this 6th day of December, A. I).,
1886. A. W GLEASON,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and
acts directly on the blood and mucous sur
laces of tbe system. Send for testimonials
Address, F. J. CTIENKT & CO., Toledo, O.
mfSol'l by Druggiata, 75c.
near future, the proceeds to go to aid the
Woodbury Free library.
The creditor-' of Green & Cochrane
i held a meeting in Bridgeport, last Fri
i day, and a compromise was tff cted by
' which they are to accept 40 cents on the
dollar in settlement of accounts. It is
aid that Mr Green will retire from the
partnership and that J. H. Cochrane
will continue the busiuess.
The bicycle sociable held at the
Town hall, last Wednesday evening, was
a grand affur and the club netted 8135
which was very encouraging to them.
It is thought they will repeat it after the
Mrs Rachael Baker, who has been ill
for the past week or more, died on Sat
urday evening last at the residence of
Kepresentative Andrew G. Barnes. Her
funeral was held on Tuesday of this
Mrs A. W. Camp is spending a few
weeks with her son, M. O. Camp, of
Mrs M. G. Hill died very suddenly,
last Thursday morning, at the home of
her brother, Roger Hartwell.
THE MERRYALL DISTRICT.
Miss Myrtle Ingersoll will hold services
in the chapel Sunday, February 0, at 3
Mrs Lavinia Bostwick has been in quite
poor health of late, but we are glad to
note that she is improving under the
care of Dr Marcy.
Berjamin Couch and steter of Wash
ington were at their, uncle's, Duane
Stone's, one day last week.
Hendricks Brothers have moved their
steam saw mill into this neighborhood
on to land of Seth Marsh.
Mr and Mrs James Stuart of Sherman
spent a day with his cousin, H. W. Mur
ray, last week.
The young people under the direction
of Miss Gocde are to give an entertain
ment m the chapel Fridav evenino-
February 14, consisting of music and re
citations. Tbe Mission band of New
Milford are to be present and helD with
their singing. The proceeds to be used
for chapel expenses. All are invited to
come and pass a pleasant evening.
NORTH VILLE AND VICINITY.
Rev Mr Luddington did not occnpy.his
pulpit on Sunday, being absent in New
Haven attending the funeral services of
a near relative. t
The extra services held, last week,
were well attended and very interesting.
Wednesday and Thursday evenings,
Rev Mr Evans and Rev Mr Spencer
preached two excellent sermons to na
The meetings will be continued, this
Clifford Lyon has accepted a position
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Mr3 Mitchell has been quite iil with
bronchitis and Is under the care of ir
Smith Lvon is now employed by
Marsh & Beach.
E F. Hartw ell has been busy with hi
: i-ver and cutter cutting sialk? for thi
M. L. Hartwell has completed his new
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as the bpht to be had." AVji. Corr,
Pastoral. E. Church, Jackson, Minn.
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