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AI.MHON IV eMI'ril, KI-IT.-lt. AM I. Hit .1. SMITH. liliSINl:.-M MANAUKR -$l.-!6 t Ysar, 78 Cunls lor Six Mnntbi 60 Coots lor Four Months, Four Onnt s Ciov. BKWTOWS. COSH, rSJUAf . J ULY .'U. 1SUI3 . : " - Editorial Ink Dropn. Harper's Koiimi Table for .Inly 'J con tains a very interest ing .-ketch by llar-ni-tt Phillips ci.titl'ii. "A Naturalist',; Itoytiooil ; Will ifim Hamilton Citunn's Start.'" Mr l'liillips knew Mr personally, .'ind w in h position to write of his frii'iul in a way that, would inter i;Kt nil. Mr Philips is it proinincnt con tributor to the publications of Iluper Urothers anil the New ork 'limes. II'' is it vi.-it.or to Newtown, being a ieisonal frieml of Merchant I.. ('. Mollis. 'liie .1 illy I Hit look oilers its renders a character ; ki tch of William Me l i nley by Mur.it. lLil.t.eiul, the fiiieou- j.utrinili.-t ui.'l bril'i.'int writer, w lio:-e c!"-e la' iUiiint.'itiee witli Mr McK inley hial.is him eminently suited to write ji.it aueli an article a. will niuke The Mtlooli'i? rend ers feel (b it they have conic to know the republican candidate more directly than b' fore. A largo drawing by Mr Cri I.mj eilolV of Mr ai.d Mrs MeKiniey at home, ii'id .several I'tudies of Mr MeKiuli y us an orator, at his de-k. and so on, will illustrate Mr ,11a ! - trail'-, ar'ieie. A s a eompani'in -ketch vviil be a similar per--oi'.til study of the deiu erratic candidate for (tie presideiu y . Wilti.-ii-i ' Uryan. of Ni'bra-ka. 'l'be int'-rest in tin ei;n(. e--t man whoever stood before the public as a pres ii'.entia I vai;liln'r is tiHturally Hrvaf. politu-al considerations' entirely apart. '1 be article w ill be writli-n by 1,'iebanl I .iiithicuin . a mu ee-fu! "hicijjo "urnali-t . The poi.ee ih p,i n ineut of M a or Slrwii4" r:.fo: iu ,n i : u : u i-1 1 dion i.- mighty uiipo ulai :n Ibe f;r at no trop di-. imljj le by he .-tone.- wbich a:e conMnuaiiy i'ropp:i') oi:t in the New oil: papers. The fallow il.VllIt lit. ll'lOi'ld- one ol lie "f! ae i d r'.ii-i pi.j.ulnr New ish a liK'tropolituii town gent .ein.i ti I'ola'email re The Tiiin s ; i I - !;.. long ago. i - ; .'a -t ory ot tbe in i i'l nt:. hie cit i-..'n with a cop." He tells the terview of v ry fre-h l imi s -I doubt if L'uss'u could show anything more cHicu.atcd to m..kc one's blood boil than many of the in.lignif.ies that New . oik'- loeg-suflering eifi.eri are compelled to put up with at the hands of some of ttie lone. They happen in innumerable uar'er and take all sorts of forms. I am in the habit of waving Hi' hand to try w ,fe and little girl when I leave the hou-e in the morning. My wife holds the child up. that she may get a good view until I have' paSf-ed out of sight, and the little one crows with delight, kisses her baud to me, and thinks it great fun. 1 did not know 1 had been committing a ciime all these menthj until this morning. 1 w a veil to m y w ife and child, as u-ual, and was startled to hear a grulT, 'Ili, you! ' from the oppo site side of the afreet. I glanced over and eaw a policeman. Not supposing for an instant that I was meant, I turn ed away, when, with expletives nui! menacing manner, he bawhd, Ve-, you, I mean you. I'otne here: I want you.' He cauie over to me with an ugly ex pression on his face, and added: 'What the blank do you mean by not coining when 1 call you'.' What do you mean by waving your hand at people '.- Who are you waving to! I've a good mind to "soak" you.' I p to date I had supposed that my appearance was a certificate of respectability, but 1 learned in this ex perience that a'deccnt appearance does not count with an ollicious policeman. 1 was naturally indignant, and failed to a iu his right to crostijuestion an unoffend ing citiin, and told him o. This, of c lurae, did not Increase his amiability. Aa I turned and Iff i him, fearing that my Indignation might get the better of my prudence, he roaredlthat he would 'look me up and sen if I belonged round here.' lie carried a bundle with an outer wrapping of newspaper under his arm, and appeared to have just come off duty. I glanced at his shield, and saw that it bore the number 3, "IS. It may be the law that I should have a permit to wave my hand to my wife and child mornings. " Our acknowledgments and greeting are due to the Scientific American, the te ceipt of whose handsome Anniversary Number reminds us that our esteemed contemporary hat completed the first half century of Iti existence. It was fit ting that a paper whose range of subjects Is so extensive should devote Its semi centennial number to a review of scien tific and industrial devclopmenat during the past DO years; and Messrs Munn & Co. are to be congratulated on the dis criminating Judgment with which this ambitious work,has been carried out. In a review of this kind the difficulty Is so to select, condense, and express the es sential facts of the subject that the re sult shall be a reference book and a readable story in one. In the number before us the writers have achieved this result to a marked degree ; the historical Interest and the literary style of the ar ticles being equally good. The Illustra tions appear to have been chosen with a strict regard for their historic Interest, Wphrsi f al! tu '.wet in? Power. Latest U.S. Gov't JR.cj.ji .4 . -.Jfl"'.. if i v 'l??- osounrsw poke i nd readers will linger long over such "The Greylarks" male quartet,gave a de views as those of the i American-built I rightful concert at the Congregational iteamer Arctic, the fastest vessel on the church, Tuesday evening. The seating Atlantic in is.",j, Morse's pendulum in-j capacity of the church was taxed to its rfrunient of IS: 17 and his telegraph re eeiver of Is l, Kdison's first phonograph i he Pateut Mli modela of Howe's and I Vi!fnu's sewing machines, the first 'safety" bicycle, the tirtt MeCormick ea'ie! , the original Franklin hand pre?, i ut of the early forms of the telephone .Hid electric motor, and many another Migraving of bistoi it inten st. The su'o ,vvi which have necessarily been crowd eat out of the illu-traU'iicolumnsate moie hr ii ll ,' noted in n very iradalde article it the commencement of the paper; and not, the least interesting feature U the idiuhal.V ess iv oa the progress ot in Vi'nii.m tlmx.jT thi; "' j ears which ;) ' 2"'ti pri. ', of) Ted by the editor:-, for ii.- ' ---.'V on ' bi .ubj et. The paper i baed -ouiely inclosed in a cover which is Hppri-.piiHfe to the nature and scope of it- contents. The price of the gpeda1 isrm i- H1 cent-', and is well worth ten time" this ,-um- A very practical lady, one of '1'HK Hi t:'s nest valued correspondents, tends ll- a coniniunicatioii, which might well be read with profit by every young woman in tfi" Nntuieg stare. She etn pha'i.'s the point brought out in an article in the l.nlii.s' Home Journal a few years i,go ly liraee Hodge. The points ie well taken, and doubtless would be endorsed by every thoughtful matron. Mie -ays: Girls should be brought up to a ptactical knowledge of housekeeping in all branches ; the idea that 'iecau.se a girl can make fancy cake and a t w delicacies, that she is capable i of running a house is a great mistake. he wou'd find her path beset with difti-loul'io-'. i.t I he .uit-.et. It i one thing to j : ii'i a Incase for u week or two, and j another thing to run it a year and have ', ever thing come around in proper order. i One thine; to cook nice things to eat ai.d ' another thing to know how to cook, with i on' wa-tr and extravagance. If a young i man's di.'v is to earn en-nigh to marry and keep bouse, a giri i-hould know how to keep it in the licit manner compatible wi'b his income and to keep it within hs means. A mother does not do her duty when she bruig-i no her daughter to be I'dm ated and to be accomplished unles sb" mak"s her a thorough housekeeper, which is the chief of all aceornpli.-h- nvnts. She fhouid also know how te 1 mend and patch in a proper manner ano to make her own clothes. If she should marry a wealthy man she would have to direct her servants, (.iris should also be tamrht I o kno w the proper value o' money and how to buy her own clothes, ami whatever is necessary for a woman to buy for herself and her family. N"? girl Hhould marry without such know ledge. A young lady getting ready to be married had better take half of the time she would spend on her trousseau and learn to do all these things. She wii find her married life a much happic one. How many poor tired mothers would ocotisionally be able to leave home for a little outing if they would only teach their daughters how f.o run the house properly. In Fairfield County. REDDING. CI1UHAI. SKKV IOE AT CHRIST CIIUKCH. The people of this vicinity enjoyed an unusual privilege, last Wednesday even ing, the occasion being the choral service t Christ church. The church was tilled to ovei flowing, chairs being placed iu the center aisle and many standing near the door throughout the service. The musi cal portion was rendered by the rector and choir of St James church, Danbury The sermon was preached by the arch deacon, l.ev II. M. Sherman of St Paul's, Bridgeport, from the text Psalms 08 :C, "God settcth the solitary in families." I t waa shown that God not only calls in dividuals to His seivice, but He sets them In families or groups. The great family is the church of God. Every member of the church is part of the divine organism, which is Christ's body. There are the smaller divisions of the church ; the na tional church, the diocesan and the paro chial. Small parishes need to be encour aged with the thought that they are a part of the whole church and that they do an Important work In strengthening the life of the stronger parishes even though they do not themselves Increase In numbers. Beside the archdeacon and the rector of the parish, Rev W. a. Swan, there were present Rev'. J. I). Skene of Danbury, Rev W. E. Hooker of Wilton, Rev 11. B. Whipple of Tashua, Rev G. T. Linsley of Newtown, who read the lesson, and Rev Alexander Ham ilton of Lyon's Plain. People were pres ent from Danbury, Tashua, Newtown and other iieighboring towns. Refresh ments word served on the rectory grounda both before and after service. The weather was favorable and the occasion was the event of the season In Redding Ridge. CONGREGATIONAL CHUKCH NQJES. The "Troubadours," Danbury 's popu lar banjo and guitar club, assisted by t ft " 1 i- - CO' Phi utmost, the audience overflowing into the vestibule. The program waa a very at- tractive one, well rendered. And that it was thoroughly appreciated was evident by the freipueat and hearty applause which followed the difl'orent numbers. Oi Sundiy evening, August i, there will boa 'raise service in the church and . eports f-'om the delegates who wen' to V uung'.oi. will be given, It is expect ed that the church will be dressed with onvention colors, that convention sougs will be sung and that those present will get a glimpse of the great international gathering. The church will be closed for vacation August !, If! and 2.1, and opened for ser vice again A ugut .'11 . Mtruouisr euL'itcu notks. Rev K. W. lluir, I). !., of Montclair, N. .1 , has visited his hrother-in-law, W. II. Hili. His pre-ence at the Methodist church on Sunday all'-rded much gratifi cation to the congregation. Mr Burr is a line preacher and has had some of the best, appointments in the New Jersey conference. II. S. o shorn had the misfortune to lose one t hi s horses last week. Getting loo-e in its stall it got behind another hone and ceivi d a kick which broke its lesr and it had to be killed. Though not of great pecuniary value it was a pet anii n si and the younger members of the family were grieved at its death. Town Clerk Nickerson and wife attend e l the funeral of J. W. Johnson on Hun day. Mr-; JohnrOii i- a sister of Mr Nick orson. Those intending to take part in the me, "a1 congest are requested to send in the mime of their pieces to A. J. Sher wood as soon as possible. Letters have been received f'om I). S. San ford and part.- saying that they had a pica'-ant voyage and .it last advice8 were sailing up the beautiful Rhine. i i!orh."!-f Riiei'i.: ,-hn In.! rel-i i ri..:il from a tour through Kurope, is spending a few days ar the house of IS. S Osborne. The army worm has disappeared as suddenly aa it came, con lining its depre dations to one field of oat s. Melvin Gould U the happy father of a daughter born on Friday last. Blackberrieo and whortleben ies were never more plenty and are a drug in the. m arket. "i he lire caused by the burning of Eli Curtiss' barn in Monroe was distinctly visible on the liidge. Ovying to the frequent rains our farm er.-- are very much behind hand with their haying. idle potato crop promiscH to be very large and of good quality. GREENFIELD BILL. THK DEEKI'IEI.I) DISTRICT. Mrs A. II. Pease has entertained her sister, Miss Bessie Jennings, of Congress street. .Mrs Allen of Bridgeport and two daughters have spent a lew days at C. if. Nichols'. Mrs II. R. Elwood has hoarders, G. F. Nichols and family of New York are at the old homestead. Isaac N. Banks of New York is spend ing his vacation with his mother. Miss Agnes Burn? of Hartford is home on a vacation. Mrs George Baldwin of Bridgeport has been spending a week at "Pavement Hill ' with Mrs J. A. Hickok. Mrs Ooppemoll and daughter of Brook lyn are boarding with Mrs Arthur Mer win. Mrs P. Healion had the misfortune to fall down stairs and fracture some of her ribs. Her daughter, Mrs Kelley of Bridgeport, has been caring for her mother. Mr and Mrs Wellerver of Bridgeport were in town, recently, calling on rela tives. Miss Josie Burr has been spending a few days with Miss Effie Wheeler. A company of over 30 of the young people expect to camp out at Little Dan bury next week. Mrs Nellie Elwood rides a new wheel. Willis Hutchinson is on the sick list. TRUMBULL. CHURCH NOTES. The Congregational church, which has been closed for vacation two Sundays, will he opened again next Sunday, August 2. The pastor will preach morn ing and evening. ' E. Dibble was called to Brookfield, Tuesday, to attend the funeral of an uncle. Charles Wbeekr has returned from an enjoyable trip to Denver. . Arthur Brinsmadc Is acting as clerk In Plumb Brother's store for a time. Loula Tucker has a position In Shelton's drug store, Bridgeport. Mrs Dr f?pa aiding and daughter and Mrs W. F. Tart of BrttVeport npan Vrrtri'sdsi.y nt-tin pr.-nasr. BKTHK.L. IIAt llNC IN THE Ol.ll PA.VS. A very oid style of hat wan found m Charles Henry Peck's collection of relics in Newtown Street by J. H. Wilson, who is collecting tor the Putnam Park muse um. The. hat in its day was n fashiona ble drab heaver, seven and three quarter j inches high, two and one-quarter brim, heed curl Iv-uul and binding, light color, half inch wide and a hand mado tip. Your corre-pondenf , w ho was an appren tice hoy, remembers the style well which was made ia the year lis."i,'t by Rcubej Taylor, who was running the shop called the "Wildcat" and Taylor's and was known by that name among old journey- menial! over the country. Napped hats had been manufactured there for a half century or more by Joseph Taylor and sons. The shop was located on the brook near the residence of George Perason in Klmwood school district. The water was of a superior quality for napping hats. Fur bodies were used which were bowed and set up by hand, then sized. Napped jovrneymen received 10 'to 50 cents apiece for the work. The finishing cost ''? per dozen, the trimming about 12 cents apiece, curling 1 r0 to $2 per doz en. The hats were all stiffened with al cohol and shellac. Elijah Taylor was considered to be the crack stiffener in his day. George Monroe did the shaving and clipping and did other work about the shop. The writer remembers a host of old journeymen. A few are still liv ing and many others have passed in their "checks." We recall from memory the names of some of the old workmen now living. John MacDowell is one of the oldest now living. He is nearly 00 years old and is still spry and enjoys good health. Others now living are David Fry. William Harrison Ferry, William H. Judsou. Ex-Probate Judge Henry H. Baird, Andrew Sherman and Charles Olrnstead, now residing in Rutland, Vt. Others that have long since passed away were Samuel Hayes, Abel Tiuny, Daniel Hyatt, Ethiel Sherman, Nate Price, Nate Keeler, Bradley Adams, Willis Judd, Orson Rockwell, Ed ward Morgan, Daniel UeKey, Booth Trow bridge, Bonny Wild man, Alva Taylor, Gad Benedict and Billy Moody, Henry Hills of Oxford. Edward Taylor, now living in Danbury, was the principal curler. John Wheeler, I.eGiand Trowbridge, Austin Blackman, Harrison Dibble, Nathan Gilbert, finish ers. Mr Gilbert is still living on South street, Bethel. Wet day visitors were mostly farmers and their sons. John, Johnson, Jerome Morgan, Seth and Gran ville Andrews are still living. Capt Tim Bencd'ct, Capt Abram Stowe, Peter Mor gan and his son, Taylor Morgan, have long since passed away. Uncle Joe Tay lor and hi3 father, Ebenezer Taylor, who lived to the great age of 915 years, were every day comers. Amusements were pitching quoits, playing a card game called '-seven up," "penny ante," and checkers. Old topers used to drink hard cider and a "mail"' was quite often run to the "Yellow Bird ' for New Eng land rum and other apirits. Tramp jour neymen always took their "nip" before breakfast, dinner and supper and one or two before they went to bed. In fact, most of them were in the habit of taking a "bracer" every hour in the day to work by. The burl and bow are no longer used. The old kettles and plank have all gone out of date. The old napped beaver hat is a hat of the past but it brings to mind many remembrances of olden times, the days when hats were not made by machines. Let one of the old style be placed among the old relics of past days. Tang it up iu the museum at Putnam Park. SOME WORLDLY MINDED PEOPLE GOT IN 'THEIR HAT, SUNDAY. The past two weeks has been catching weather for drying hay. Last Friday a great deal of hay was cut down to get up Saturday. The rain disappointed farm ers. Most of the hay lay out until Mon day before it got dry. A few world ly minded people dried and carted hay in on Sunday. It was a custom seldom put in practice in New England by those old fashioned farmers. Most of them were close observers of the weather and they never cut grass the last of the week to get up and cart on Sunday. Edgar T. Andrews has sold his large pair of twin horses to Gault Brothers of Southport. Willard T. Oliver is confined to the home with ga'strie fever. The family of Edgar T. Andrews are at Bell Island. Mr and Mrs Archie Evans are also there. Mr and Mrs Frank Kyle were made happy over the advent of a girl baby at their home on Long Boggs. Mother and daughter are doing well. " - Wild berries are being picked in an abundance. Timely rains make the ber ries plump and fresh. Charles Leppert, a highly respected citizen of this place, died, Sunday night, after a few weeks' Illness of typhoid fe ver. The funeral took place from his late home on South street on Tuesday af ternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev Henry L. Slack officiated. Mr Leppert was 4f years of age and had been the popular barber of the town for a number of years. He had a large circle of friends. A wife and one son who survive have the sym pathy of the community. Mrs Eugene Lynch, aged 2.? years, died at 2 o'clock, Tuesday morning, after a short illness of typhoid fevor. The fu sieral took place on Wednesday afternoon et 2 o'olock, Hev Henry L. Slack officiat ing STEPNEY AND VICINITY. A GREAT CROP OF BERRIES. Berries are thick , this season, an evi dence of which occurred at the store of B. Hawley & Co., one day last week, when 15 bushel of huckleberries were re ceived. Somebody's fingers were kept out of mischief for a time. AT TOE METHODIST CHURCH. The communion service forms a part of the service at the Methodist church, next Sunday morning. A very creditable collection was taken, Sunday, to help the missionary society of the Muthodist church lift its debt. Mr and Mrs Sylvester Round3 of Shel- tonwere guests of Mr and Mrs Burr Haw ley over Sunday. ijuite a party of young people from this place picnicked at Pleasure Beach, Tuesday. Mr and Mrs Henry S. Nichols passed Sunday with friends out of town. The meeting of the Y. P. S. C. E., Sun day night, was largely attended and in teresting. Miss Ida Penfield is absent from town, visiting with friends at Orange, N. J. Lester Burr, who has been enjoying a two weeks' vacation, has resumed hfe business and daily trips to Bridgeport. Mrs Samautha Johnson has been a guest at the home of A. B. Curtis at the Depot during the past week. Winsor W. Warriner took a spin on his wheel to Meriden, starting bright and early Tuesday morning, and will be ab sent with friends there for a few days. George H. Lyon accompanied him a part of the distance and has also been a guest of out-tf-town friends-. Mr and Mrs ll. B. Rockwell returned from their trip to Pennsylvania on Mon day and report a very enjoyable outing with relatives and friends'; there Harry B. Hunt of New Rochclle is a guest of his auut, Mrs John Benedict, at the Depot. Mr Hunt is an accomplished musician. Miss Forfar, who has been a guest at the home of Stephen French, returned to Oscawana, N. Y., on Wednesday of this week. The cottage prayermeeting at the De pot, this; (Friday) evening, is to be held with Wesley Edwards. Rev F. P. Braman preached au excel lent sermon at the Lower Stepney school house, Sunday evening, taking for his theme "Liberty in Christ Jesus." He was favored with a large audience, the largest that has gathered on Sunday ev enings. Mrs M. B. Burton has been entertain ing her grandchildren, Miss Edith and Master Eugene Burton, of Orange, N. J. The usual invoice and export of fresh air children from Cutler's Farm district occurred on Monday. The young people seem to have a royal good time during their stay in the country. L. S. Jackson is home for the summer vacation. Mr and Mrs Thomas Burgess and family from Shelton spent Sunday with Mr and Mrs Edwards Beardsley. Rev William BeariLsley of New Haven paid a short visit to his old home and with his mother, Mrs Elizabeth Beards ley, at her new home in the village of Stepney. Emil Mattagatt, with a party from Bridgeport, spent Sunday at the home of his father, George Mattagatt. A prayermeeting will be held at the Cutler's Farms schoolhouse, Wednesday evening, August G, at 7. 30. Al:o at the Baptist church, Saturday, August 2, at 2 30 p. m. SHELTON. IRWIN S COAN CAPTURES A RUNAWAY. The horse of Charles Beardsley, of the Beardsley Building Co.,atecame fright ened, last Sunday morning and ran. Irwin S. Coan was driving towards the runaway and he jumped out of his wagon and caught the runaway horse aed final ly succeeded in stopping him after being dragged quite a distance. Mr and Mrs Beardsley were thrown out and the lat ter was pretty badly irjured. Mr Coan escaped unharmed after his plucky ad venture. The board of education or school com mittee held a meeting, last Saturday evening, and appointed next week on Wednesday for the examination of teach ers, it will De neid it tne nigh scnool room. J. Tomlinson, Jr ,of the Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, spent last Monday night with his parents, and left on Tuesday for New York, where on Wednesday he took passage for England, ijx the steamer city of New York, and will return in about three weeks. During the absenee of the pastor of the Congregational church, through the month of August, it is expected that the services on the Sabbath will he sus pended, except the Sunday school and Society of Christian Endeavor and one preaching service next Sunday morning when Rev Charles W. Shelton, of Derby, will preach. There will be no service in the evening. K0NR0E. EAST VILLAGE. Miss Ferris, a graduate of the State I Like biliousness, dyspepsia, lieaitaclie, consti pation, sour stomach. Indigestion are "promptly cured by Hood's Pills. Tlify do their work easily ami thoroughly. iiesi aner limner puis. & 25 cents. All druggists. H Prepared ly C. I. Hoed & Co., Lowell, Mass. The only Pill to take with Hood's Sarsaparilla. -formal school, has been engaged io teach ,he village school. Mrs A. L. Burr has been quite sick. Dr Stevens attended her. Harry Brodie and family are the guests of Waite Clark. A. J. Beers has Edwin SteX'cns as right hand man during harvest Arthur Myer works at Bridgeport.. W. W. Bliss is working at Trumbull remodeling the home of J. M. Tucker. BRIDGEPORT. AN ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCl-.I' The engagement is announced of Franklin Seeley Cook to Miss France Elinor Thonipaon, daughter of Sv! v-v-ic. M. Thompson, and granddaughter of the late Eli Thompson. Litchfield Counly News. NEW MILF0RD TUB VILLAGE AND VICINITY. Samuel Walling met with quite a se vere accident, the first of the wejk, while engaged in harvesting oats. While load ing for cartage his assistant ran a pitch fork through one of his arics, making quite an ugly wound. lie was taken in a carri ige to Dr George Staub, v, ho dressed the lrjury and it i9 hoped that no serious results will occur. The weather of late ha; been so catch ing for farm work that many farmers took advantage of getting iu their oats on Sunday, much against their wishes, no doubt. They felt that they must improve their opportunity of making hay when the sun shines." We were pleased to see the genial face of S. C Shaw in this place, making a shoit vi-it among friends ever Sunday. The auction for the sale of the house hold eli'ects of the late Sherman II. Hill, which was held on Saturday i-m, was quite well attended and many articles were disposed of. But quite a few were left on hand and the sale was adjourned to Saturday afternoon of this week. An accident happened, Saturday even ing, to Mr and Mrs Joseph E, Watson while they were driving from this village to Marbledaie. The horse they were driving got scared at a cow that happen ed in the road. The horse, in climbing a 1 steep bank, threw Mrs atson out and i she was bruised some but luckily no I serious damage was done, NOKTHYILI.E AN1 VICINITY. Miss Josie Bauinan is absent visiting her friend, Miss Emma Luddington, in Shelton. Miss Alice Ford of New Haven is a guest of Mr and Mrs Dewitt Ford. Mrs Kobinsan made a short stay with her mother, Mrs Birch, who is ill. Kev Mr I.amsay and Theron Lyon spent Tuesday of last week fishing at the lake. ROXBURY. AN OCT DOOIt SUNDAY SCHOOL GATHER ING AT ROXIit'IiV FALLS. Last Tuesday was a very favorable day for an outing in the groves and a large number of people from lioxbury, Bridge water, New Milford, Washington, South Britain, New Preston, Bantam, Litch field, Woodbury, Newtown, Danbury and other places improved the opportuni ty afforded by the Sunday school rally at Koxbury Falls. The exercises at the platform at 1.30 were conducted by Presi dent Cullen B. Fcoteof the State associa tion. Sherman Cogswell of New Preston had charge of the singing which was ex cellent. The Koxbury, New Preston, Bantam and Bridgewater choirs partici pated. The speakers were Eev J. H. James of the Connecticut Temperance Union whose theme was "Switches," Kev E. J. Teagarden of Danbury who spoke on "The Bible Our Test Book," Miss May B. Lord, the recently appoint ed missionary of the State association and Secretary W. H. Hall. Miss Lord spoke of the opportunities for evangelis tic work and Secretary Hall gave an ac count of the recent international conven tion at Boston. The addresses were all excellent and the entire day was one of special enjoyment and profit. It was voted to have a similar meeting at this place on the last Tuesday of July, 1807, and steps will be taken to improve the grounds and provide seats for the people before that time. CORNWALL BRIDGE. SUDDEN DEATH OF MISS MARGARET LINER. Miss Margaret Liner was stricken with death instantly,Tuesday afternoon, while returning from a huckleberry field. It is supposed to be a case of heart disease. Miss Liner had reached the age of 32 and since the death of her mother has had ... charge of her home. She was Deloved by all of her acquaintances and all feel a great degree of sympMhy for her father in his declining years. A LIVELY. FOREST FIRE. A forest fire, on the Chapman farm near the portable sawmill of F. C. Buck- !H0l E3:i i 1 1 1 a Dry Goods Kews. SMITH, MURRAY &C0.. -8UCCESSOBS TO Barnum Building, Copeland Bros.' Old Stand. 1 Hi DON'T FORGET THE BARGAINS IN STORE FOR YOU HERE THIS WEEK. August 1 we take our Semi-Annual Inventory and we want less goods to measure less items to ccunt,and low prices will pre vail throughout the store. MEN'S SHIRTS. The biy invoice of shirts kt-pt iivi.-ly st-imi through the week find a tv.sv days more Mich sell ini? woulil liml veiyonr onc A ott body Fancy FercHie Shirt' with two detachd col lars and a pair ol c.nTs al (., lu.itlt.1 to tor i.:r. string Tica, call'-il the club ties of madras cloth, just the thnitf lor uni:ner wear, price 50c per do.n ov .c each. Also a line ot Fancy Silk Club Ties, or heau tilul design, suitable for ladh s or gent.-, ut Mc each, or tor 2oc. Fancy Bow.-?, made tor the new ladies' col -lar, or lor gents wear, all .-iik; price 1' i-.c each, worth 2'v "Ladies' Collars, all the latest styles, price 12 1 Jc each. Full line of ladies' culls, the newest styles, price -5c per pair. WASH GO iJ.-. The thin goods hold their usual attention this warm weather, mow -o this month for the. remarkable low prices and laige collec tions ot beautitnl styles. The Grass Linen Cloths, the fine imported goovis all down to 2- per yard, souh have been t.oc early in the season. SMITH, MURRAY & CO.. BRIDGEPORT, CO-N-N. ley, raged for a short time la?t week Thursday. The fire surrounded a horse owned by John C'hspmau and irjured it slightly but destroy. iM new hsrn:Sj-. Hall ,t Julian's minstrel tioupe gave an entertainment in F.verett hull. Tues day evening. A large audience greeted them and all declared they got ilu-ir moneys worth of minstrel fun. Miss Matilda E. Smith ol Xorwalk spent last week visiting with Mrs S. E. St John. Mort C. Wadhams and family of Tliomaston are sojourning heie with Mrs Mary Wadhams. WASHINGTON. MKTHODIST CHI KCII NOTKS. Kev Mr Bowdish of Danbury, pastor ol the largest Methodist church in Connec tic ..t, gave an eloquent discourse at the Methodist church, last Friday evening. The state commission on diseases of domestic animals met at the Capitol on Monday. Commissioner l'eck told a re porter of the Courant that he exam iced 175 head of cattle in Washington last week, and found seven diseased animal.;. The animals were from different herds, and belonged to C. C. Ford, C. H. Mason, L. A. Mason atd Iliekox & Hclien. Ti e testing and post-mortem examinations of all these were mada by Dr John R. Bacon, of Danburv. InaNew Haven Coutitv. n i SOUTH BSITAIN CUL'ItCH AND PERSONAL NOTES. D. M. Mitchell has teen confined to the house several day3 with lumbago. V. G. Curtis and sister attended the funeral of Charles Curtis' little girl in CIrminham, last Thuieday. Mr3 J. A. Beard has entertained a Watertown friend. Mrs A. A. Crane, her sister, Miss Corbett, and two children, were at H. M. Canfield's, this week. Mrs C. A. Manville and her mother spent Sunday with Brookfield friends. Rev J. D. Smiley expects to be .absent on his vacation the first two Sundays in August. Mr and Mrs Walter L. Dickinson desire to express their heartfelt thanks to all their friends and neighbors who so kind ly assisted them and in many ways ex pressed their sympathy in their recent affliction in the loss of their infant daughter. twm E. F. Hawley will give another of his great cash reduction sales through the month of August, commencing Saturday, July 31, 1896. W. B. HALL & CO., 1 JV .ft-'" - : -- - - a Fine Fren.-h rijandh's, all ot our finest iroods, that h ;ve been :I7 1 -V and l'c per yard all go now at " : yd. Anderson r;nt1 Zephyr Ginghams; this in elud( aid tli scry best goods.some that were IT I -If. and a yd, now ltc per yd. Satin strip-- Per-ian Challies, always :e a yard; now 17 pc: yard. The ;ine I. nities and Lawns, all that have been le, 17- .old Pc per yd, go on the center tabic ;, t. lot a yd London Pi .ues, pretty stripes and figures always 7.c, ii'iw - per yard. Printed Fr- nci; Lappet rgandies, this sea sou's -7 ...id 4.V Lroods.down to -j."ic per yd. All ot our Wardi Fabric Remnants. Every piece thai ha- only a lew yards lelt in goes on thi table with a low price mark to sell iuii'A.- stop in any section ot the store thews npxt lev. days ind see the low price marks. The t hair-, oi last week sellhig are fast go. imj out. Don't think yon can rind such chairs every day. i'.? uncertain when the like rnn be I fme.d again lor such prices, 5fc7 " j-c each. Ilu-d wo-d, high back, cane find, wood eat. Aetrn-tl. 'teal his advertisement a fl tec s..h:j" of the bargains. Thi- i ju-t tri. --weather for soda se. ter, o:i!V ti -'!? a g'ass. good and c M as cm be ta !(!.. All the new drinks and !l ivors at K F. Uawley's. Ice cream ?o ci?. Sa'.u.U..y. Lots of n.re bargains at E. F. Ilaw-k-y'i : til pounds granulated sugar $1 at s:ooe; best cream cheese 10c; peaches, sweet potat ees. huckleberries, Sc a quart. Frederick Toucey of Stepney Depot is helping Charles Thomson gather his large crop of grass. bo you keep account of your expenses? Ii' so you will lie in terested to know how much yom can save by buying' your cloth ing of us. You may say wc are making a good deal of talk over our midsummer reduction. That is because it's a genuine sale of fine goods at low prices. The people appreciate it, you can buy any of our tailor-made goods at a 25 percent reduction from for mer low prices.