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ihc closet the street paper men wind ... ahour,they say : "Ile .. o about faith, which is a oily theoretical ; it is the sutl er of things not seen." When you tlivvf same newspaper men what is CA I HE OF rc pkfshnt T1IKV SAY : liAlIP TIMES, dm to show fll gooes uciiner good-' at astmidh ol thece price:: Blank- .uits that : 'ill durin.; -.0 for Gents iiobes. Trunks, 1 th: -Fl k over a l SlO suits it 9 50 new sou at "ou'll misrf an KJUT Oil' D 1C1 !su, UmbrcV.HS, Han' in is larcu and prices are ri: -- q 'J. ' tillG V' I . f. . Mi is it; AS-STOKK FOSTER. OPEN MONDAY, VRWW AND CO.. SA'n'RDAV EVEN I NO S i'JIK XKWTUWN BEE. I. JANi.i-;v last ' Tho I h M-.Oid; Tl,.-Win I ! ..Oes li.i In ol n. -r w i'n: s 'nil ii ' i- I. . .ii.lr The wee' ! y pre-,-w III. f'-w iiiUtnk)- I !i all i 1, -int.- )( Wln.-li !:njt,!-,ii-r a mi Nti-, iplete, . ll :! lit" iv ..IIU ' lll.-K- i 'P COP :' ri, . I i - -t itliH Kut'J- :(:,') cii!'i.li-t -t!ic;ici!li- control , ' x ! 1 ks'"' ' 1 nM' ' the odeum minis in tin citv ol i :;l 1! e I . , ! rht.'i.ii -ptn-i. i ' iStan! tti-.t j-.u:n pe.ui ; v. rv. " '. : -U i. : : ! er I" d y dm . .1 i ilal i-'t s prac! tea I i y e- mtroi i he oh c:. ric ) a ' ' nmnv ,p,::o' - very 1.100 : ro-.,;s 10 :!,e city id Bo-ton. o im- ' 1 h. 1 . , ,, i' y 'f li.i ri! iiii,'- m phh-p me'.-.:- inn.iunt t Kurcpeau capital M i:- !'.- ,- . -i ; :,-,! ,-vi ;- ln,,-!v ;i.i-.v o v -1 . ! ! I e . u !-i i the K 1 oojiea n e-i pi a i i 1 , r t ! i u.;i.,' l.i-i-!.!.- 1 m Ho '.. k.-l e-ooio no- 111 the thihtj- of hftsix;-. I -on slot i;.r;-j (. w-i.u- tinrg oi, this ?i-k- of Uu .v.Ht;-r. Aineri- .! ;.'in!!:s !h;;t the i',i,: ,oo lo - a'. :- -'-i ; :it a ! i-' s hi ye l.iJt ,-.(. I'niri-tH i-i the .,0; ,i,:o !'!!iO!!, i: Vp, :i j; tie - v h ' ?s.-t!i:!:!. il thi,ij; i.i their own !nt!. ati! (i, 1 -.-.!.: r, fr,.. rt,:o i- 1 , tile ( ,o ! t ; i o-1 ; h an ),ot p ii ' I 1 n pmoo i. r.ey intc I o to : . -nit i-r ;: e -no . ',-r. i he .(- i!'-'-elo,::.ej,;. of ;; Ji,;-i- -. !i.iui j ir.'i i . i-Iimiu'Iii; -'o en v. !::,t io : 00 -.e, !-,:; !; ih.it toronn ! v .v-r- rul.!'iti; al llt j le o Im- ',,-;, j,, ;h.o mo:- hi . :. ; ; o tps io-: r b'xuf-j. Merchiru- j o'e 1 foi-;,.,,!,-, ,!.n: ......riot,- h-o-e ie.-t lait!i 'he n'otiiv of l!i( ir j "f ''' tienni, -,v - Moo 1 ;., v cu-ooie-r.- (o pa; . no ,ie-y ,so ;:ot iaj Ii',;,.. '. : ,'. 11; i- . ,; lie .. ; ,, - - t en.-h -r.a-;. s o o. r t.- lr vo and (So ,.'ni e .. ,0.:.- ..mi :n.;ot. ' ' 'u -1 - o t, ; a ; i n i o i ;. oiu. Ua:ilcerii hi. -.1 ;. . . .-...J i.. o',.-:y ,;.,,,!,! h n .- not t:.i;h ,n toe ii n ricinl credit of in !-. .:. o,..o-.-' e o i .,- ., : t:- : -.lr o;-. .o ,1 --up..;-, n.-n-oy thai. ttiny , ,-ep'i- o- -i io ,ln- jn , i.-:j,j ii ,.a. lie.- idle o, t'n- to, ,;, Hu!l-. I -aiii 1 ha, .no i,-v si, , j,,.;.,. . ;. inn th d i '.' a-- no jo O. ry l(, exjdait' tint le O '.' !0O. e . I ., ,;.,:!.. in ni tllije.. ,', Hi- faOil 1 O P iflie:: - I ai-. no v-- noe-h I -r i.ii;,-. ; t'n n . hut, v. itii ic,-irivi itnovvili it, I '. e ao. in,.e, . ., !. h .! ha t d , i i nt -.- - J:i.h!i.ii into cl..i-n -.. The cau-sc iin.l t.o - i i. .oi ,, e n . i , : n ra! ; , ,n'n - : ihftmrd tijiii-r, now ?o prevadeiit, ried. t ! hey io e no i i.iini j , i !(,. ; lei w -.1 uenerallv bewniieil, i- t.hi.- : a lack s'-;h... l-y he inifoi ut i, ...i. ihnt thi-'.r ' 'aith. I.aci. of faiih : 'J'i.at has done neiinpe ;- to,- res-tilt ft if.;.tiV inffiiintmK - i " tilt- l'hat has iyen ttie mightiest na inept ;o-i! pen- (ii, n'i.o.. a;.! :'':ii jr i - ! I r 1 1 1 1 1 1 . "aid!: . t h a t vva i d ei b ie in its r ua he t,n. n,ei- of ni, in -j o i y to ihv.ir- ""it a;:uf.t ir: its tpngtii, n de-in .-,::d pn' thetu " - ,i--(h m Weali rue ef p;i r:, y . vhieii will scarcely ei'n; for -i,e ,.,,, i I-iraie to -eye tip ' ' 'oove. '"''"'r '" tr.;tfht,-, thilou!. We I.A-.-K ,.K KAiT.I re rn.nn o us Snnkil t-.T the Shop of --are itr've upon 'he rt-k-i or f toun- !'h'u !' --'iT"'l -aw-r;,i!l-fn.:u huzzii.., ' 1 h..- business of our country is based on fai h, faith has beet) destroyed." ! ho iit'-'-spappr man, though incoi; -istenf 1 in his sjieech, lias proven uiy point for uie. Jin- has said oj j vviUit to say. lie- ijti"3 aad business are both c-iuinocti. practical ; they both depend on faith. Have you ever stepped to think how oiuefi husines-- depeedf on faith '.- Out: imn goes into j-.ar-nership with another because he has faith in the integrity and hii: idijcss c apacity of ti,e other, i )ne man reeeiyes si promi-si?,ory note from another hi -cause he has faith in the ability of the other to redeem his promise when pay ment is due. The vast majority of busi ness trail-actions arc conducted by means of check? and promises to pay, not by means -t cash. How cumbersome and lopva idy it would bp, if cash hid to pas (iiinijfb the hands of all parties to a iondness Iran itiiti.ioii ! A friend who is in a !art;e Str-v York City bank told me onn tii.ii afii !Smh was brought in - batik in pennii::-, aim that it took rvioes of two strous men to red! in at. We are told that the l.-usines-f Nov, York Citv transact business to the ituieur-.t of 1 0l. (it 10. Ill )i I a day, of which not si -lollar is actual money. Tli N, ork Clearing iluuse is a tea-gnili cm ii'untrarion of the fact, how moeii ni'eoey jp thi" court try is represented by nnn thit:g other than inoitcy. ..s to i,er tins is . submitted to ex jii builders, who care .e tiie cost of the building if i marble, granite, sandstone, or .ck. If the cost would exceed the ap propriation, they have to try again, or ask Congress to vote mote money. After the plans are liually approved they are photographed, and detailed specifications are printed, and then pub lic notice is given that bids will be re ceived. Any contractor who applies will be furnished with a set of the plans and specifications. Bids are submitted scaled, and accom panied by a certified check for two per cent, of the bid. At the day advertised j the bids are opened and tabulated, if! if ( .0U. v IN V.-l t N J'iir IK ti! six:- -,! I 1 on.. i,ti Ileal IL.'e! Pw , II III, 1 an wr Win. w ill ,li ni io;n im-niiitn i me -H y 1 Imt , v en ie. linn, v.ntl 1 i Hie lie,; i.- tail u ' ( The otliei p.i p 11, r. And wit ltd' i a 1 1 ni 1'..,!!: Ii.p.e a iie ,., A i,. I .ivi,,..4 I'liiin i in.- i ,:, I, ( N- 111 lluill lief ai Nel , 1 nk U llll! we will IK-llt'Vtlu; In lliinp it nl, I ea any, w In niily lie. e -miiil i -1 'A here men tn nam r tu ; k n I pi id I - the i hi I an a -f the the hi I'.r of l I A i ha which tli tot (1. a-. ay that I hnv W io-d I .ire- has he star i n not set in rein; i nposo 'n - e w 1 ) o l of our -t ward i - wa v. hope hi for,. the I th: iny-i-ii -am simply timi-s t tin y it Ml, m idn;.; In N i w 1 1 lis null' to lie ie toi ,,,! . Ino e e-, , - i,, i, Uir;l The ich no' uti-A'l 'rre Ml nuHp-r n wit e, 1 In H' i- , tieri - 1 1 no lit will HIP 'et i! p,., ,t m. i p. p, A I, ri ff HAT THE HARD TIMES TELL US. '"" It- A .UMU N EW low S ( I.N, , Kp in nit. I'Ashu;. 11"! on ts loil. III' PKl Af'ilKH IN 111. i.AIKtNAI. I III ItCII Itl.V iVIISW. HAIiKKIi, SI NDAV .,IuliN. IN(i,.lI1.1 111, lstid. Tin-. PiLM.rils ,. Tlll.-t liKPl Hi.it: 1 1 A K kki; I-'H. la v i;i , lit In SI Alt Ol- IKlPh. PA ITU Al TIJI-; BASIS OF Al.l. TIIIN.J.S.- -WHAT IS TUK .VI.V1TKH WITH oi It Col NTUY'f -III SI NK.S.S IS KPSINInS.-:.-- Itl-.l.Kilo.V ON MTI.I.S." .IK.SP.S WAS No HAV DKKAMKl;. IKI,(K)0,000 A HAV, AM. NOT A l-OI.I.AIi in CASii.-fAini Nor rNKKAsoNAIII.lt I-Al 111 AMI l,l) I'i -IHK ny SI. KKAI. 91 ItllKVIll- K. it'- - o nl.-i.r and p ue( ppop t he r ur f acn-d"-: - on- iv! : .-oly know cc-n if you have .: t.oto!, Hl.t.t.t them. -"(eat le-.son fropi the pie-enl .-oiniitiot: of i h" country i-: : a y . v. P.et.iier coiumet ci b p -ndi- up. n: faiih. i a 'tli our cunt,: rj .- Tb, :i u 'Pit the crops. Ia s the e: ops are . The wheat crop corn This the ins'athei ii;.; comi'-i, out ra,na.ries will burst with pleti eat. freight eeettes wiij b or spir it is the e lets no in.;vi.T-iil Idij-li' faili I a t hose hot - umiiier sirowipo -pl.-iKlidiy .-.as nev r mote pronii-i:ig. 'l'h oropwa- never more proum-ing. ft!', v. hen barns . ; i ( l g tv; out Kf I H K Text, Murk i walth tinlo theiio Ihiv 'And .lesu.-. iiuswt : lailh m (.oil." i-itiK An ooiect-iesson had jiift been shown to the dtectples. The day before they had been coming wii.h .Jesua from Ceth lyii Into Jerusalem. On the w,y a llg tree had been passed. The tree, at a dis tance, was een to have on It leaves and the promise of fruit; on coming up to it, "notliiriK but leaves'' wan found. Jesus cursed the tree; -no man eat fruit of thee hereafter forever," lie said. The sentence of judgment had been carried out. That was only the day before; to day the lig tree wa withered away. The disciples wondered at this, how much a little word had accomplished. "-Ah:" aid Jesus, "that word was spoken with the full belief that such a result would tollow. This withered tig tree showg what you can do, if only you hve faith In Uod. Ity means of faith you can gay to thin mountain, Be thou removed and be thou east into the sea, and it will obey you. By ineani of faith you can obtain answers to your prayers ; for what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." I wlah this morning to draw some leg on from the hard times. I have not iet a very ambitious task before me. I am not going to waste any time in arguinir thai the times are bard ; I might Just as 'of European capital invested iu this blocked with I he multitudinous train trvit.i; to get the produce of lie Hint r. roe -caooatii , we. snail have nil we want to eat. more than we can possibly eat enough left over to feed 1,'ussiaand Kng land and ! ranee with pork and corn and wheat and meat; and then we shall go out ip:,,, tH. MAKKKIS OF 1T1P WOKI.I) ci ; ioi more reciprocity, so that we can barter to good advantage a great deal of surplus produce that we know not what to do with. What is the mat ter with our country ? The gunohiiie has not failed u-, the coal supply has not come suddenly abort in the mined of 1'ennsylvnni.i, the rich loam of the West ern plains is not exhausted, ttiose who develop our resources have not ceased coming to our shore. What is the mat ter with our country V There are as many people as ever in the United States ; very few have gone back disgusted to their na tive land because they cannot make a liv ing here. There are just as many to be housed and clothed and warmed and fed. Behold, then, a strange thing under the sun : A people with millions of acres un occupied crying for land, a people with granaries bursting with the yield of rich barveets crying for bread, a people with more money In circulation per capita than in any other country on the globe crying because they are pinched and tightened and cramped and straitened. What is; the matter with our country, then? Why, just this is the matter: There is a wide-spread lack of faith. There has grown up a loss of confidence in every thing, in banks, la bonds, in real estate, in loans, in a man's word of honor, in government securities, in the ability of any one to redeem the pledges and prem ises that he makes. TUEHE 18 AN IMMKNSU, AMOUNT hici.ory wheeis tni'n hun.Ming, the wood ehopin r's axe from f!H-ig. dhe fanner's !iami from ploughing. hihS iraves us J were asphyxiated and benumbed. Now Ut me go bank to my lirst point: hn prosperity of things, commercial and ptritual. depends upon fall h ; that is ; re!'gitu and bn-iness have a common bond and tie. There is s: commonplace saying that we all know, ilusiness is business, phi;- is as fiuch a-; to ,-aj : liitsiMess is business ami must be kept by it-odf; hu-iness is business and has itr own peculiar ways of doing thing- ; business is business and is transacted in a sphere all its own; it has its own pe eu.i ir principles and methods and prac tice', and aims. Now, business does not have its own peculiar principles and meto'id? and practices and aims. Jtu-i-nos- depends upon laith, is bai:d upon f.iitb, cannot get along without faith such is the teaching of th'-'e hard, times ; ma religion depends upon faith, is based upon faith, cannot get along without faith- such is the teaching of the Bible. God's. Word. iiuMtic-n is called intense ly practical, religion is thought to be in tensely unpractical. Bu iness is thought to have to do with six days i of the week, religion by many j people is regauled - as a good tliiiig on the seventh day of the week. ; Business is looked upon as walking upon I the earth, religion is known to have its ! home in the skies. Business is consider, i ed to be the part of the man who wants ! to make a good living here, religion is ! counted a fair investment for the one I who 1 concerned with how it is to be j Willi him over there. Don't you see how ! the teaching of these hard times is all to the contrary? It says, .Religion is the most practical thing in the world. It says : Take faith away, and you knock the props out from under the pillars of the nation's prosperity; take faith away, and you opeu the throttle-valve and start the train carrying the nation's wealth at fearful speed on the downhill grade to ruin. Religion is something natural. To show that is the only reason why 1 have preached this isertuoa to day ; and if men would only learn that, these hard times would not have been In vain. How few business men we find in our churches.' How few "captains of industry" are also captains of the Lord s host! flow ten- sral is the notion that religion is a piece of sentinientalism, good enough for women and small children I If we could only make religion dismount from its stilts ! If we-tould only have It for a little while put off its pious look and sanctimonious air I If ouly for a short time it would dress in every-day clothes, and shake hands as plain people do, and not at once assume a dismal tone as soon as it begins to talk ! Jesus, the founder of the Christian re ligion, was not a day-dreamer or "a vis ionary or a theorist or a builder ,of cas tles in Spain. HE WAS AN INTENSELY rBACTCCAI, MAN. lie told Martha how to keep house. He himself knew how to shove the plane and m ueval Britain miit the I pirnnl Mates i 'ondpcted op the basis of credit; out ad i bis hpsp.ef s. fails jusr the raotueut tlia. the faith of men in one anoiher fails. Faith i- not an unreasonable thing, if. knowing my character by many acts thai, I have faithfully performed for you when I haye promised to perform them, I u.-k you to have faith in me yet again and yon do not consider :t an unreasonable r -quest, is it an unreasonable thing when issks Vou to have faith in ilim, who, gh the centuries, ha? not failed in a act that He has promised to per form'-' .My friend, look at this proposi tion' you not think it unreasonable to; me to at-k you to have faith iu me be mi'., -e of a few things that I have well doe-;-; how unreasonable a tiling is it for (Jod to ask you to have faii.h iu Hiru be cause of the million? of things that. He hi:.-: wtdi done. Faith is a very practical thing when we think of it as being at the Idoin.'Lition of ail business . fjrh is K Verv there are several bids near together, the one made by the most reliable party L accepted, it need not be the lowest bid. I f the party to whom the work is .allotted doits not wish to go on with it. his ecr i died check is forfeited. The check of upsuccesffui bidder are returned to them. Alter a bid is accepted, a bora! for one-half the amount of the bid is pre pared and signed, and the work is begun . always under the supt rvision of an ..Nicer appointed by the government. Jn large buildings it is customary to make sepa rate contracts for foundation, superstruc ture, interior finishing, healing, am! plumbing, as the work progresses. For such a building as that now being erected in Chicago, costing something like four million dollars, a year's prelimi nary w r'i h i .npi'r ,1 bef )re a sod is . amort. Aside from erecting new buildings, the Ai ehiteef of the Treasury also has charge of .-til Government buildings now in p-e. both as to maintenance, alterations ami repair-:. Kmcrgency repairs can be ordered at once, Put in case of changes in plans, an inspector is sent to the place to examine and report. Six field in- pet tors are continually employed, going from place to place and looking alter his work. In the cilice are employed about. o trained architects, builders, and civil . : ginei-rs, and about '' drafts-men. a-- well j a numerous, other.-, each skilled in his I own particular line of work. i ....... j j WILL INVENTION SEVBH CEASE' tl NUPKDS OF INVKNTOUS KKAI1V To Tl.-y "JO MJ..ET KVEKV IK.MaNI AND 'All .; 1' . I. I ,:t FANCY Ol At.'VAN'J IN.i ( 1 ll l.A HON. a 8 1 0 tl ri t-i w : d 9.50. You caa't imagine tho goodness of 'het-e raits until you BGf them -the texture, thj making, the style and r hapokeepin? are all apparent when you see the suits Thorn were ?. few linos of medium weight suits in l his purchase. 1.00, 1.50, 2.00. -2.50. rj Go thr ; in Men's Trousers, little prices, like a dollar for got d servic able pants, and better made, better trimmed, better style, good all wool at 2,50. WcVe made sr ec -ial prices on all the better grades. 'if 'A ij 8 PcintGis, N c-iifrpe Shirts, Laundered 48c, 69c, 97c. Balbria-gfan Underwear 25c Straw Hats, halt' prico. Washable Neckwear 2 for 25c Bicycle Suits, So, G 50, 7.50. Bicycle Breeches, 1.50, $2. 2.50, $3, 3 50 Bicycle Caps, 25c and 48c Leather Belts, 25c, 48c. Spaul dinar bass ball ard bat with every $2 Boys' Suit and over. a1- '9 j? it n oJ 'S t ( It -ltUl ' Mo :i V . Hii.lLI 'oilll. H M ii 4 M u n in' thing n we think of it When we are told that nearly i;oo,OOi parents nave oeen issueu ny the i nitei; States since dd, we wonder what then is left uninvented. It seems as though every possible field has been thorough ly worked ; yet every year nearly lift thousand new applications are filed in the Patent Ofliec, and half of these ma ture into patents. One-half of the pat ents granted by the Government have been issued w ithin the past fifteen years, and the Goddess of Invention still numbers her devoted followers by the legion. The publication of an important scientific discovery, the passage of an act of Congress requiring street cars to employ fenders, or steam ears to use automatic brakes or safety coupling de vices, or a sudden fad of fashion, w ill flood the Patent Ollice with hundreds (f applications by Yankee geniuses who are seeking sudden wealth. A few examples of this furor may be i given : Some thirteen or fourteen vears I ago the country was full of rinks for 1 roller skating. The young neop'e went wiid in their zeal for this newlv .lis Llll. iOW iev-l Ol illC covered muwnn.nt Ilnl.-. being that w hich God requires. God put nothing edited or ethereal or strange in the requirements which He makes. He takes the thing that is first in business i;d tjptkes it, lirst in religion. He wants you to have faith in your fellowman ; you curuiot live without it, you cannot move through a single hour's work without it. God wants you to have faith in Him ; you cannot come to Christ without tt, you cannot take a single f top in the Christian ivy y with out it. Faith and towering up from 3 3 5 love are Himalaya peaks hove must ever remain "'III ; ; UFA TPs'! THING IN THK WOfitli," but faiih srn.nus at its side. Faith i t: e hungry child that knocks at the door; love is the sweet child welcomed into the home. Faith iiays; love praises Faith takes the gift that is offered ; love gives of itself in payment for the gift. Faith plants the seed ; love makes the --eed to blossom and to grow. Faith brings down the snow and the rain from heaven upon the thirsty ground; love gives back the harvest to the Giver of all good. A mother has two sons. The. one is dis,olute, abandoned, depraved; the other is devoted and loving and kind. The mother loves theui both. She does everything for tiie wayward son that she may bring him back'. Hhe prays for him, she shows many acts of aftection toward hiun. She loves him because he is her son. She clings to him with the God-like clasp of mother-love. She loves botli sons ; but in the second son she trust?, she has faith in him. He is to her a nohle specimen of manhood; his word to her is law, he speaks ind she lovingly obeys. She goes to him in counsel. His love puts her in his power. Faith thus makes the reai surrender. Faith throws out haughti ness and pride. Faith enthrones the one whom we love in our hearts. No sus picious thought, no anxious fear, no hesitating mood. Ob, what a thing thus to trust iu Jesus ! Oh, what a thing to be completely His ! In this there is hope, in thh there is salvation, in this there is life forevermore. mankind would soon give up the ser vices of his former most useful ally. The classes of typewriters, cash regis ters, telephones, air brakes, and type setting machines, have all had their periods of special activity, but most of the patents now granted cover nothing but improvements in minor details. Cast experience teaches us that it is never safe to predict v hat lines of in ventian will be particularly active. The demand creates tiie supply. .'PERTINENT bUEST!03S. Do your teeth ache, periodically, spas modically or continually? Do they feel sensitive to the touch? Are they uneven or irregular? Is there one or more cavi ties that cause a nerve r:, eking pain now and then! I- there acute or chronic in flammation of the gums? -Are any teeth loose from recession of the gums, or other cause, and is there consequent soreness caused thereby ? Is there an accumula tion of tartar or carious matter that ren. tiers the breath unwholesome and olfen sive? Is there any other condition of the mouth that gives you pain or uneasiness and that needs remedying? Then you should consult w ithou: delay the Boston specialists, -1 20 Main street, Bridgeport. wno win witnout cnarge make an ex amination and tell youcaudidly just w hat steps are necessary to restore your teeth, and mouth to a normal, healthy condi tion. The Boston Dental Co. are experts in dentistry, doing oniy first class work, at yery moderate prices. It will pay you to call on tiDm. "Humanity before pro fit," is their motto, and they fairly and justly abide by it. Gold crowns at half regular prices, this season. M.KINLEY AND HOBAKT- CSCLE SAM'S WORKSHOPS. 1L'TIE3 Olf THE ARCHITECTS OF THE TREASURY .DEPARTMENT. HOW" THE I'UHLIC BUILDINGS ARE ERECTED AND MAINTAINED. Every Congress is asked to appropriate money to construct government build ings for use as posteffiees, customs and revenue offices.and federal court houses. More than 300 such buildings have al ready been constructed and are now .in use. The duty of planning, erecting and maintaining these buildings devolves upon a special officer, known as the Ar chitect of the Treasury Department. He has a force of about 150 assistants, bat sprang up like mushrooms in every city and large town in the country. Improvements were made in roller skates and applica tions for patents poured into the ollice in a deluge. Tiie examiner who had charge of '-Games and Toy?," as one of many classes, had to set one-third of his examining force at work on roller skates, auu lo get toe use oi an extra room to hold the drawings and fiies. After a few months of activity the craze died out and the applications suddenly dropped off. Now all this is ancient history and roller skating is a '-lost art.'' A lew years later on account of the great number of railroad accidents in which the car stoves set fire to the wrecked cars and burned to death un fortunate victims who might otherwise have been saved, the New Y'ork legis lature passed an act requiring all cars, after a certain date, to be provided with heating means other than open stoves. The inventors responded right loyally and rushed to the Patent Ollice with all conceivable sorts of heaters, using hot air, hot water, steam and chemicah.- Five years ago go many thousand pat ents had been granted for bicycles, that it seemed as though ingenuity could produce no further Improvement. Then the pneumatic tire was introduced and a new field was opened. At the present time thisj is the moat active line in the whole realm ,of invention, and the di vision of the Patent Office; which han dies bicycles and attachments is almost swamped with work, reporting each week from a thousand to twelve hundred applications awaiting action. Some time ago Mr Maxim published in one of our leading majgazines an account of the results he has obtained in experimenting with his air ship, and at about the same time the daily press pub lished glowing accounts of what Prof Langley, of the Smithsonian Institute had done or could do in the same line. This was enough to fire the imagina tions of scores of inventors, and the usual result followed. The most active field, after bicycles, at present is probably the horseless carriage. The experimenting in France, and the offers of magnificent cash prizes by a leading Chicago paper and a lead ing New Tork magazine, have created a very great activity among professional inventors, and it looks as if between the j We are anxious to do a little good In "pneumatic" and the horseless aarrlage, this world and can think of no pleasaut- er or better w ay to do it than by rec ommending One M inute Cough Cure as a preventive of pneumonia, consumption and other serious lung troubles that follow neglected colds. Edgar F. Haw- j ley, Newtown; S. C. Bull, Sandy Hook; A. B. Biakcrunn, Botsford ; B. Ilawiey A Co . Stepney. insist upon Hood's sarsapariila when you need a medicine to purify your blood, strengthen your nerves and give you an appetite. There can be no substitute for Hood's. guests to this we. k. l.ike " aramaug. one d,y Cornedr,. .Tmhl of Hertford , ing his vacation at 1 ,ivid Turkinerot,'s. I ' Mrs Ii. R. Stockbridge of Blakeninrv cottage is sick and under the care of br Judd of Idtehrieid. The Sundav school c meert on sundaj evenirg. July ldtb, was very pieasjint to all in'; rested. Tiie W. C. T. 1". held a meeting July id. at the Chanel. The teini.erai,.-ps worksti'i progresses. Tho Grange evening w:;h Flora's a man night, w ith the worthy fljra. Mrs I into suffering from bilious colic that his Turki'gt on. was a great success. The agony is due to a microbe with an un-j hall was beautifully decorated with pronounceable name. But one doe of tl jwers and a line prejrram we!! eon. Colic and Cholera Cure wUi ducted. The later meetirg gave us mm oi us power lo anoru in- Housekeepers, Juight, in kids pain. It would be hard to convince DeWitfs convince slant relief. 1 Ilawiey, Newtown; S. Hook; A. B. Blakeman, ilawiey A: Co.. Stepney. Edgar F. . Bull, Sandy Botsford; B. Hood's pills are tiie best after-dinner pills: assist digestion, prevent constipa tion. '-'"iC. Large size portraits of the candidates can be bought for 15 cents, or two for 2 cents at Northrop's, Go Fairfield avenue, Bridgeport. He has several second hand violins for low prices; also banjos, man dolins, guitars, harmonies, etc. He it selling framed or uuframed pictures for very low prices, and makes frames to or der of any style desired. He is head quarters for sheet music, folios and in structing book3, carries an assortment of band and orchestra music and will ordr for you anything not, in stock. He is c!08iDg out baseball good- for low pri ces. You can buy mit-, masks and balls for jour own price. Give him a call when you visit Bridgeport and you will find lots of things that you want. 'J03T A3 BUSY AS BEES." Is the condition of business at the C. H. Bennett "Shoe Co., of Bridgeport, Conn. Every ,one about the store has to hustle to wait on.the crowds of cus tomers that are sure to get two and some times three pairs of shoes for the price of one pair. They have a few ease of ladies' opera slippers,damaged by water, that they are selling at 13 cents. Kead their new advertisement for a full price list. Dana's sarsapariila is not only the best of ail remedies for the nerve5, liver, kid neys, stomach and blood; but if no ben efit you, can get-your money back. The same guarantee applies to Dana's pills, cough sj-rup and plasters. For sale by Edgar F. Hawley, Newtown, and George W. Hurlburt, Roxbury. whicL much interest was brought out. Many summer guests are stopping with liit hard Turkir.gton and Edwin U. t iilih. Miss Josephine Norton of Guilford is a guest at Blakeman cottage. Persons who have a coughing spell every night, on account of a tickling sensation in the throat, may overcome It at once by a dose of One Minute Cough Cure. Edgar F. Hawley, New town ; S. C. Bull, Sandy Hook; A. B. Blakeman, Botsford; B. Hawley & Co., Stepney. Litchfield County News EAST MORRIS. A DISTRESSING ACCIDENT. A sad accident occurred, Saturday, co Mrs Samuel P. Camp of Seymour, who is spending a few days at the Camp homestead. The horse took fright and nearly demolished the carriage and broke her arm, and otherwiee injured her. Dr Wiggin is at the Hawkburut in Litch field. He was at orce summoned and she is under his skillful treatment. MOURNS THE DEATH OF GIBSON. We are pained to learn of the death of Mr Gibson of Washington, who has brought, into our lives so much hap piness by his writings and etchings. A public benefactor is a private loss. Miss Nellie Smith of Waterbury Is at G. H. Johnson's. Mrs F. H. Turkington and son, Ferris, have been on an extended trip to New town and vicinity. j E. H. Clark took a large, party of bis BETHLEHEM. AN Al'Kl'I IN THE CULTURE OF FLOWERS. A visit at this time of the year to the place of James Benedict, the (1 .rist, is es pecially pleasing. Mr Benedict has a large plot covered with flowering and foliage plants, of which he makes a spee-T ialty, and the sight is beautiful to be hold. Mr Benedict's trade has been steed- ily increasing. ;ile has enlarged hi a greenhouses and has made many ita provement . Hi brother, who cane from Long Island, is now living wjtb him and asists hitn iu the care of the flow ers. Henry F. Boning of Neiv York, a young man who has pasred several seasons in Florida, is assisting Jamts B. Ames with his haying. Mrs Charles Woodward and son of South Norwalk, are guests of Mr and, Mrs Edgar Benedict. MORRIS. A THE SOUTH VIEW VILLA, The South View Villa, under the man agement of Mr and Mrs Grannie, is en joying a good season. The house and surroundings never appeared more at tractive. Among the stuests arp Mr an Mrs A. E. Lines, Mr and Mrs Harrv Lines and child, Mrs Brown and daugh ter, Mrs Salisbury, Mr ard Mrs Andrew Moothead, Dr Goodheart, F. E. Brooks and family, Mr Rosenberg, all of New Haven ; Mr and Mrs Shepard,New York - Tracy Buckingham, Mrs Helen Cook, New Haven. When Baby yrtta sick, we jrave her Castor!. When she was a ChtM, she cried for Castoria. When she became Miss, she clung to Castnria. When she had Children, me gave thern Castoria.