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THE NEWTOWN BEE.
PUBLISHED BT THE BSE PUBLISHING COM I ALLIHON P. SMITH, KDUXfll AitTtimi j. surra, busihbos managkb $1.88 a .Tear. 7USntt for Sli Month 10 CnU for Four Murtha, Four Cents a Cosy. BEWTC JS, FRIDAY, JAN. 8 The Editor's Familiar Chat. The state of Maine has the tidy sum of 70,000,000 laid away In the 52 avlcK banks, IS trust companies and 34 building; and loan associations In the state. This Is an increase cf $2,000,000 in the past year despite the hard tl.tics. Thk Ber agrees heartily with the Housatonic Valley farmers In their com plaint of the Irjustice done them by the New York milk producers. ,VVe advise the farmers to stick together and thus co-operate to accomplish some good re suit. There Is too much difference be tween two and two and one-half and six and eight cents, the average wholesale and retail prices of milk to day. Evangelist Moody, whose name Is a household word In the Protestant world, Is conducting a marvelously successful series of meetings In Carnegie hall in New York City. In his address on Sunday he had somf plain words for people who de light to slander the various branches of the church. He said : "There are a dnx en hypocrites outside the Church for one In It. It Is not necessary toj ln a church In order'to become a hypocrite. Look out for the man who shouts about hypo crltes. He doesn't live far from ore him self. It you hear some one howling to morrow about thia sermon, you'll know he has got hit. The dog that goes ofl yelping Is the one that's hit all the time." Mr Moody asked why men did notcbange their business if there were hypocrites In It. He would like to know what the bus iness was that bad no hypocrites In It. Were there no shysters among the law yers or quacks among the doctors? Mr Moody said he was disgusted with those people who were living all the time on the fallings of others. a bm Fairfield County News. STEPNEY AND VICINITY- CAN LOVE OK COl'NTKT BK SO GRKAT? The mall route from thia place to Step ney Depot has been let by the poKtofllee department to a party In the West for the next four year', at the very low rate of 30 per year; not far from 27 cei.ts per day for a tour mile drive In all kinds of weather. Can love of country be so great? BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES. The Ladles' Aid society meets at the church on Wednesday next at the usual hour. Rev Mr Br&tnan will preach at the us ual service at the Lower Stepney school house, Sunday evening. Miss Nettle Washburn of Bridgeport baa passed a few days with her friend, Miss Oussle Bitter, at the Depot. Nothing more perplexing than to have a rubber boot or overshoe crack before It Is half worn out. Buy the Lambert snag proof boot and the Goodyear Gold Seal overshoe, sold by Merchant Stephen French at the Depot, and avoid thlsdiffl culty. Mra Peter Bitter and daughter passed New Year's day with Bridgeport friends. Mrs A. B. Cnrtls has been 111 the past week, requiring a doctor's skill. The Christmas entertainment of the Lower Stepney Sunday school passed off very pleasantly at the home of Mr and Mrs C. W. Edwards, last week Wednes day evening. Bev Mr Smith, who was a guest of Bev Mr Braruan, opened the pro gram with prayer, after which there were some excellent songs and recitations by the children. Bev Mr B-amnn made appropriate remark, emphasizing what the Christmas season meant to people to day. The children were made very bap py by the nice presents received from the tree, and the very palatable supper pro vided was done ample ) us tic to. It was a very happy gathering and much of the true spirit of Christmas was present and shone in the faces of old and young. For the coming year some nice prises have been offered for punctual attend- ! r -0 k " If J L - iyl a ! u I jj til j ilagazine f IV LresaATuaa, , f t yt HnvroaYjaad ..." i M ' J l"lCtv30OH ; J FaaTuassef J Cnn nine crrtQs: ccuxant building, KXTXrZZD, CONN, ance atene Lower Stepney Sunday fch Mrs Leach of Lower Stepney has been on the sick list for a few days. Mr and Mrs J Jhn T. Purter entertained Orlando Plate and children over New Year's. - ; J. B. Hawley celebrated bis 78th birth day on Sunday. Mr rfawley retains a good deal of vigor yet. and his friends wish him many happy returns of the oc casion. Mrs Caroline J)ayton passed the day with her brother, John Tyrrell of Long Hill, recently. Miss Jessie French, daughter of Wilbur French, left for Wilbrahaoa on Tuesday where she will attend the Wilbrabam Academy. Mrs Warrlaer also accom panted her daughter, Miss Edna, to the same school on Tuesday A prayer meeting la appointed for Judd's district on neiWednesday even ing at 7 o'clock. The union meetings during the week of prayer have been well sustained. Rehearsals for the old folks concert to be given in 'the near future have com menced, the songsters meeting at the Methodist church on Saturday evenings and at the Long Hill hall on Monday ev enings. Mrs Leander Wheeler of Huntington has been a guest of her daughter, Mrs Edwards S. Beardsley. Dea and Mrs Burr Hawley passed New i ear's and a few days In Bridgeport with their son, E. J. Hawley. Miss Florence Hayes Is spending a few days with her parents. Mrs Patrick Lynch has been quite ser ously ill. Daniel Piatt of Shelton has been the guest of Mrs Orlando Piatt. He is an engineer in the employment of Lewis Wheeler, wbo furnishes the power to un load coal from the boats and other kinds ot heavy work In that busy center. Homer Hubbell.who has teen the right hand man for B. Hawley & Co., has re signed bis position. Andrew Leavenworth, a veteran of the Seventeenth regiment, Connecticut vol unteers, after the war was over was for a long time in the West working as a sur veyor, and while there trundled his wheel all over Canton, O., the home of President McKinley, who may now re member bis faithful work in a substan tial manner. Mrs Wenley Penny has purchased a New Home machine, In handsome oak case. Did you ever bear of a New Home getting "flcty," "skipping stitches" or behaving otherwise than "a lady." Hon David A. Nichols, who received the entire vote of this town regardless of party affiliation, for representative, has ut received from the great American Poultry Association of the United States and Canada, the highest testimonial of their esteem and regard, having unani mously elected Mr Nichols president of this association at the annual meeting in New York City, last week. Mr Nichol is well known all over the country as a moot successful brerder of the highest class fowls, and is also a judge of poul try, of the very first rank, his decisions always being accepted with satisfaction, even by those who failed in the competi tion. Misses Hattie. and Julia Fields spent the holidays In New Haven, the guests of their uncle, Charles H. Piatt, general superintendent of the Consolidated road. Miss Julia Piatt is now In Wakefield, N. Y., the guest of Dr Patterson. We learn that Chaplain Jones, former ly of the Baptist parsonage, is now do ing duty on board the bactleship Texts, at present being repaired at the Brooklyn navy yard. The January meeting of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union will be held on Wednesday, the 13th, at the usual place and hour. Carlie Joyce is attending the Union business college at Bridgeport. t - Peter Bitters' right band man, Ernest Rhodes, is spending a few days in Bridge port. , Master Allen W. Joyce is spending a partot bis vacation with his sister, Mrs Ernest Sherman. Otto Uven of New York city, who has been spending the holidays with bis un cle, Adolf Langenberg at Blanket Mead ow, has returned home. Mrs Carrie El well ate New Year's din ner at the pleasant home of Mr and Mrs Edward Curtlss of Monroe. Mr and Mrs E. S. Beardsley and Mrs L. J. Wheeler from Huntington spent New Year's day with Mrs Agur Beards ley. " ' ' Mr and Mrs Charles Banks and Buby, from Bridgeport, have visited Mr and Mrs Robert Burns of Waterbury, Mr and Mrs Miles Eastwood of Naugatuck, Mr and Mrs Luzon Hubbell of Derby, and their parents, Mr and Mrs Seeley Perry Mrs Martin Castle of Monroe was a Sunday guest of Mrs Isabella Lyon. Mrs E. Rasson is Improving slowly, having visited ber brother, Lemuel Os borne, ot Pepper street. Edward Corning and son, Elam, are sight-seeing In New York. Tbe Misses Florence and Florene Slade passed New Year's day with their grand parents, Mr and Mrs Moses Hull. Mr Chase and Miss Millie Chaffee of Shelton were Sunday visitors with Mr and Mrs Edwards S. Beardsley. John Coley of Lynn, Mass., is spend ing his vacation with bis parents, Mr and Mrs George S. Coley. Miss Clarice Irene Cllnghan of New York, wbo is employed In the Tribune building, spent Christmas day with ber mother, Mrs Ariel is S. Cllnghan. .-, Miss WInnlfred Wakeman of Stepney Depot has visited her friend, Miss Mae Osborne. Ulster Lonnie Nichols of Monroe is spending a week with bis grandmother, Mrs E. Beardsley. LONG HILL M6THODIST CHUHOII 1STBRB8T8. The Junior league had a lly time at their annual meetingjlasc week. & These officers were elected : President, Sherman Cole; ftst vice president, Eleanor Hoyt; second vice president, Laura Hebbard; third vice president, Kittle Cole; fourth vice president, Marion Wolcott; gecre' tary, Edna French ; treasurer and organ ist, Grace Sberoaan. Afterward they all piled into a big wagon and enjoyed a straw ride to the Methodist parsonage at Stepney where Rev Mr Warriaer had a nice little entertainment or "set up" for them. AT GRACE CHUBCH. First Sunday after Epiphany, January 10: At 9.30 a. m., Holy Communion; at 10.30 Morning Prayer, Litany and ser mon. , Sunday school after morning service. The fcarlet fever patients at George N. Wheeler's are entirely recovered and the house is no longer quarantined. Miss Julia Hawley is not at all well and unable to be about as usual. Frances W. Coe is under the doctor's care. L. B. Burroughs and Clarence A. Boylaton have returned to their several schools. RidcliffYs shop is now brilliantly light ed by electricity, George Radcliffe and Edward Walton having put their heads together and made a dynamo that acts admirably well. Edward Walton left on Tuesday for a long voyage, taking passage for Germany where he will visit relatives and friends. Mrs E. B. Rowling, who has been a guest of her sister, Mrs C. G. Downs, left for her home In Worcester on Mon day. Grip has been an unwelcomed visitor at the home of R. C. Tou9ey. On account of the illness of Miss Ed wards, the teacher, the lower school has been closed the past week. Mr and Mrs Granville Dunning enter tained Mr and Mrs Tracy Dunning of Bridgeport and Mr and Mrs E-lie Dun ning and son of New York over New Year's. Frank Hadley has returned to Orange, Mass. George Radclifid has been passing a few days with bis mother, Mrs Margaret Radcliffe. Capt Arthur of New Jersey was a wel comed caller at the homes of H. N. Ay res and Nathaniel Hall on New Year's day. It Is 20 years past since Mr Hall has seen tbe Captain. The fliral tributes at the funeral ot Mrs Louis Wakeley were very beautiful, signifying the high esteem in which she was held by many friends. Miss Katie Gorman of Waterbury has visited her sister, Miss Aonie Gorman. Mrs Gould, who Has been seriously ill, is improved in health. Nathaniel Hall has been nursing a bad cold. George Hadley has an Edison Grapho phone complete, a very attractive piece of mechanism. BETHEL. A DELIGHTFUL CHURCH RE UNION. The 11th annual re-union of the mem bers ot the 'Congregational-church was held in tbe lecture room, Thursday, December 31, at 7 o'clock In the evening. Dca W. W. Sherman opened the exer cises with a short prayer. Each seat in the room contained a cup, plate and nap kin, which were taken up by each person taking a seat. .The seats were placed in rows with aisles between and waitresses assigned for each aisle. They were very efficient and did their duty with the least confusion imaginable. The 228 persons present were served with sandwiches cake and coffee at short notice. The committees' arrangements were so well planned that nearly all were eating their lunch at the same hour, a great saving of time. The pastor's opening address was cheerful and his efforts to make tbe occa sion a social one was a success. ' All pre sent seemed to be in sympathy with blm and it doubtless was Very encouraging to blm to see so many present of the older people of the ehurch and particularly so, the male members. Mr Slack gave the number of persons that had united with the church since these re-unions com menced, which was 187 and 73 had been removed by death. Mrs L. D. Smith gave a recitation with pleasing effect. A duet, sung by Mrs Evans and Broth er fl. H. Woodman, was good, very ac ceptable. Brother H. H. Baird was call ed on for remarks but did not respond. Brother G. G. Durant spoke In reference to the great ftjrts tbe church had made since he became a member to keep op with tbe times and pay expenses. The building of a new church and a new par sonage building, new organ, also repairs ob tbe present church building and ad ditions to the parsonage and many other expenses that have caused a great sacri fice of time and money. We look back ward and And that Brother Durant has been one of the 'foremost to pat bis shoulder to the wheel to keep the good work moving along. No doubt time and age made mole hills look like mountains to him now. A duet by Miss Annie Smith and Will Sherman cheered op the audience and - then Brother George E. Star? of Elm wood spoke of tbe Sunday school work and the great needs of more teachers for tbe schools ; scholars, 250; teachers, 28 ; collected last year, 9171.30. Miss Bessie Durant gave a pleasing reci tation "The Old Year," and then the male chorus sang a song. A half hour was then spent in social chat. All declared tbe reunion of 1896 one of the most pleasant of them all. Members ot Ladies' Sewing Society, with the help of tbe trustees of the church, have enlarged tne Infant class room in tbe rear of the lecture room and put in water and sink, cupboards for dishes and a range for beating water. This greatly facilitates the work in church gatherings. Rev Henry L. Slack has been pastor of the church since May, 1883. The week of prayer is being ob served by the church. . The adjourned society meeting, last Monday evening, had a full attendance. The reports of the trustees was satisfac tory and correct. THE HATTING TRADE. Edward C. Huse, oni of the firm of The Judd & Dunning Hat Co., has with drawn from the firm. Frank A. Judd, Edward Gehrels and George H. Crof ut will continu the business under the same firm name. The firm started up on Tues day, this week, with orders that wtil keep the factory busy on neatly full time. Business looks more encourag ing both In Bethel and Danbtiry. Judd & Co. have put in presses and other machinery. Also gas heaters for curlers, which do away with the flue and coal heaters. , The children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Mrs Harriett Patcben, 20 in number, with other relatives cele brated their New Year's dinner with Grandmother Patchen, who is in her 79th year. GREENFIELD HILL. THE DEERFIELD DISTRICT. James R. Jennings'and family and T. B. Bradley and family were guests at R. B. Jennings on Congress street one even ing recently. They were also guests at Everett Sherman's at Hoyden's Hill, Friday night. A very enjoyable time was bad. Miss Louisa Burr spent a part of her vacation with ber aunt, Mrs Charles Beach, North Main street, Bridgeport. Miss Clara A. Bradley took dinner New Year's at William Buckley's, Hoyden's Hill. Mrs A. H. Pease has entertained her sisters, Misses Emma and Bessie Jen nings. Sidney Wakelee and daughter of Bridgeport, visited at H. E. Dowd's, last week. Mrs T. B. Bradley and daughters have visited Mrs Charles Bradley of Greenfield Hill. CHURCH INTERESTS. The repot t of the Missionary Society of Connecticut, just issued, reports $63 from the Greenfield Hill church to make Oliver H. Meeker a life member of the society. The newly elected officers of the La dies' Union are as follows: President, Miss Sarah J. Perry ; vice president, Mrs A. J. Wells; secretary and treasurer, Miss Sarah A. Banks; executive com mittee, Mrs Hull, Mrs William Wilson and Mrs Simon Bradley ; missionary com mittee, Mrs Kettle, Mrs Wells and Mrs Bronson. Tbe junior whist club met with Miss Helen Bronson, last Wednesday evening. Prizes of honor were won by Miss Eliza beth Bradley and William Lobdell. Miss Whitaker and Miss Sarah Hop kins have returned from their visit at Port Jefferson, L. I. Mr and Mrs F. L. Burritt and family and Mr and Mrs H. R. Elwood and son were guests of Mr and Mrs William Fer ris, New Year's day.-: Mrs Holton and daughter, who have been spending a tew days with Mr and Mrs Mlddlebrooks, returned to their home in Dantury, last week. . Prof A. J. Wells has returned from a visit with friends on Long Island. Mrs Thomas Perry recently entertained her nephew, Benjamin Bradley, from New York. Misses Mabel Allen and Jessie Silliman of Bridgeport have been guests at Rose Lawn the past week. : William Banks of New York has spent a few days with Mr and Mrs H. R. El wood. " ' A number from Greenfield Grange vis ited Stratford Grange, last Saturday ev ening. Mr and Mrs H. E. Dowd recently en tertained friends from Bridgeport. MIbs Elsie Baker has visited friends in Bridgeport. Misses Helen Bronson, May Hull, Bes sie Jennings and Edna Morehouse have returned to Nortbdeld, Mass. ' REDDING. CHURCH AND PERSONAL JOTTINGS. A very Interesting anion service took place at tbe Methodist church on Snnday evening. The topic assigned for the opening of the week of prayer, "Tbe Church Universal," was ably discussed by Rev B. C. Pillsbury and Rev C. A. Luther. Tbe re was a fair attendance considering the state of the weather. H 8. Oaborne started for Hartford on Tuesday to begin bis legislative duties. The Catholic fair closed on Saturday night when the various articles on which chances were sold were drwn. .Patrick Ward has gone to Nor walk to spend the winter with bis son. The thirl: medal contest under the auspices of the B. B. P. ' C, will tahe place at Whitehead's hall on Tharsday evening, the 14ch. Oysters and other refreshments will be'aerrej at the close Highest of all ia Leavening Power- Latest U. S. Gov't Report TTVi I 1 x II i jsLi. 0- r-rTi rmjrs 11 IrbHdee AB&OUJTEI.Y PURE of the exercises. There will be good music, singing, and an" interesting time generally. Next Tuesday evening the. Epworth League will have an entertainment at the house Of Miss H. Wakeman. An interesting program is promised. The board of relief of the town of Red ding will meet at the house of J. B. San- ford each Monday afternoon during Jan uary from 1 to 4 o'clock, on account of J. B. Sanford's sickness. J. R. San ford, Jesse L. Sanford, Albert A. Gor ham, Board of Relief. TRUMBULL. IN GRANGE CIRCLES. The chairs oj the Trumbull Grange for the ensuing year have been filled by elec tion as follows : Master, Joseph M. Tuck er ; overseer, Burr F. Beaoh ; lecturer, Charles A. Wheeler; Steward, P. B. Nichols; assistant steward, H.S. Beach; cnaplain, S. L. Thomas ; treasurer, F. S. Sterling ; secretary, Jennie A. Wheeler ; gatekeeper, Sherwood Walker; Ceres, Ada M. Wolcott ; Pomona, Mrs D. E Fuller; Flora, Vesta A. Griswold; lady assistant steward, Mrs William Cooper. P. B. Nichols was elected a member of the executive committee. The method of arranging dates for meetings has been changed. Hereafter, the Grange will meet on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. This will enable visiting patrons to keep track of the meetings and also to be present here without being absent from their home Grange, since no nearby Grange meets on these evenings. This Friday the lectur er's hour will be spent in a parliamentary drill. CHURCH NOTES. Three persona were received into the membership of the church, Sunday morn ing, on confession of faith. The Ladies' Aid Society are planning to raise money for making some needed repairs on tbe parsonage. To the end hope to have an occasional entertainment of exceptional merit. They take pleas ure In announcing that the first enter tainment will be given in tbe church, Tuesday evening, January 19, if pleasant. If stormy, the first fair evening. They have engaged Miss Frances Hooker See ley, elocutionist, who will be assisted by Walter Havwood, barytone. Miss See ley comes highly recommended as hav ing drawn large and appreciative audi ence wherever she has gone. Announce ment is made thus early that all may reserve this evening for the best enter tainment ever given in this place, and one only possible because of the date and personal friend. Furthur notice will be given next week. Tickets will be for sale in different parts of the town as early as possible. DEATH OF MRS TABITHA CALHOUN BRINS- MADE. Tabitha Calhoun Brinsmade, widow of the late Daniel S. Brinsmade of Trum bull, died at the residence of her son, D. S. Brinsmade,at Shelton, Conn., January 4, aged 87 years. Funeral services were conducted from the house Wednesday, 2 p.m., Bev Luther M. Keneston officiat ing. The interment was made in the family lot in the new cemetery at Tium buil, where tbe burial service was read by Rev W. F. White. Mrs Brinsmade was a woman widely known and very much respected. She took great interest in all good work, and will be greatly missed. Although she has of late years lived with her sons in Derby and Shelton, she has by request remain ed a member of tbe Trumbull Congrega tional church, in which communion she has been laid to rest beside her husband. CHESTNUT HILL AND VICINITY. Mrs George French is still quite poorly. Mrs Hawley from Stepney is caring for her. Eli S. Godfrey from Brooklyn, with bis son, spent New Year's at Agur S. Beach's. t The Misses Ludlum from Pompton, N. J., are guests of William E. Waller. Mr and Mrs Agur Beach spent Christ mas in Brooklyn. Mr and Mrs F. Tuttle from Bridgeport were Christmas guests at L. Lendeyeg's. A few from the Hill attended the hop at Bright's hall on the eve of tbe 30th. Bepresentative Arthur E. Plumb has resigned his office of deputy sheriff, and haw gone to Hartford to attend to his duties in the legislature. Almond Plumb has been quite ill but is now much improved. August Schmidt and Miss Bosa Schmidt were married at the home of the bride's parents in Frencbtown, January 3. Bev W. F. White officiated. Mr and Mrs Schmidt will occupy their new home in Long Hill. PLATTSVLLLE. CHURCH AND PERSONAL JOTTINGS. Mr and Mrs Walker Sherwood are on tbe sick list. : Mr and Mrs Thomas Marsh of Bridge, port have recently visited their daughter Mrs George Jennings. ' - i Jesse Beers spent the holidays at his home- Miss Wilcox and Miss Boberts of Brooklyn are visiting Miss Annie Roberts. . Miss Laura Grummond, who is : very sick, at , this writing is more comfort able. . The week of prayer Is being observed at Lee's chapel, this week. Meetings will begin at 7.30. All will be wel comed. STEVENSON. Mrs Ann Robberts of Syracuse, N. Y., visited at Fred Isbell's and others daring tbe holidays, - Hiss Lena Sherman, the teacher at the Gray's .Plain school, ;has taken a school at Suffleld. " Mrlsbeil put in another day after the fox, last week, but came borne without Its pelt. He fell over the fence and sustained a bruised foot. FAIRFIELD. HOYDENS' HILL. An entertainment consisting of .recita tions, dialogues, etc., will be given by the pupils of the Hoyden's Hill school at the home of S. A. Jennings, on Friday evening, January 8. The exer cises will begin at 7 30 o'clock. If stormy the first fair evening. In New. Haven County. SOUTH BRITAIN- THE MITCHELL WILLIAMS WEDDING The home of Mr and Mrs George W. Mitchell was the scene of a very pretty wedding on the evening of New Year's day, when their daughter, Abbie Evelyn, was united in marriage to Charles Perry Williams of Lebanon, by Rev J. D. Smi ley. The house was beautifully decorat ed with evergreens. Promptly at 8 o'clock the bridal coupie entered the room to the strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march, rendered by Mrs W. H. Wakelee. The bride was becomingly gowned in white, the veil being fastened by eprays of Bmilax. She carried a large bouquet of white carnations tied with wnite rib bons. During the ceremony, which was bort but impressive, the wedding bells were rung. Standing in an alcove of ev ergreens the bridal couple received the congratulations of their many friends. A wedding supper was served to the guests. The gifts were many and valuable. The marriage certificate, given by the pastor, was a beautifui white and silver book, in which all present inscribed their names. The company, numbering about 60, was composed of the relatives and in timate friends of the bride and groom. Thete were a uumOer of guests from out of town. Mr and Mrs Williams left the next morning for a short trip. They were escorted to the station by a number of friends, who bhowered them with rice and good wishes. The social hop at Muison's hall on Wednesday evening, December 30, was a decided success and was largely attend ed. There were over 50 couples present and all reported a good time. The music was furnished by John E. Wentsch, with Miss Carrie Worden of Southyille as ac companist. The garnet mill still remains closed The casting to replace the broken one in the crusher had to be ordered from Penn sylvania and has not yet arrived. The quarry is now also shut down, their dy namite having given out and an expected shipment being delayed. It comes by boat to Bridgeport and is drawn from there by team. Does anyone want to beg a ride on the team ? Messrs Pierce & Gilbert have recently bought two more tracts of timber of Ez-a Pierce, one on Tom's hill, the other in the North Purchase. Messrs Gilbert & Son have commenced cutting the piece on Tom's Hill. Martin Wentsch and family were home, last Sunday. The scholars of the eelect Fcbool gave Miss Dora Pierce a surprise New Year's. To say they had a royal good time was putting it mildly. Zina Beard has had a very sick horse. It is a little better at this writing. Mr Butler of Sandy Hook, while work ing at C. B Pierce's, with another jnan, met with quite an accident. A brace and bit fell from a beam in the barn, striking him on tbe top of his bead and cutting a gash about one inch. Some person bent on mischief threw a stone weighing five pounds through the window of J.J. Bryant's house, doing a considerable damage. If tbe going is at all tolerable, a dele gation from Monroe will undoubtedly go next Monday evening, January 11, to the entertainment given by tbe New York Male Quartet Company in the Town hall of Newtown. This is the third number in the winter course that is under the auspices of the Men's Liter ary and Social Club, whose aim in tbe planning of these courses for several winters past has been solely to introduce the best entertainments that could possi bly be secured, regardless of any pecank arygain to themselves. Thus far these gentlemen have scored a success. In Lit chlield County. WOODBURY. TOWN TOPICS. Judge L P. Eastmrn was on the sick list for a day or two, last week. ... : There was a deligbtf nl gathering on Christmas dav at the home of James Cur tis, good cheer and hearty greetings be ing heard on every band. Those prerent were Harry Barnes and family of Water town, Mr and Mrs James Curtis of Au sonia, Hecry Curtis acd family, Miss Lucy Thompson, and Mr and Mrs David Sommers. : Henry Curtis, while working over a horse power and saw some 10 days ago, bad two fingers badly lacerated. Dr Karrman was called and gdressid tbe wounds, which bled profusely for 24 hours. Mr Curtis, with his uual pluck, was up and at work in a day or so, wltb bis ama in a sling. He didn't consider the accident seriously. William Dawson of HotcbklsBville has been in a failing condition for some tnonthe. He has been quite seriously lit for some wetks. . . - 'v ?. L. J. Allen A Son have lately sold a Clark & Howard engine to Oliver Cowlea. Charles Markbam, wbo baa charge of it, set It np at 4.30, took it to a neighbor's, fired np the machine and in an boor and Dry Goods News. . January 8. 1897. SMITH, MURRAY &C0.. - SUCCESSORS TO W. B. HALL & CO., Barnum Building, Copeland Brcs.' Old Stand 0VR MUSLIN UNDERWEAR SALE! was a great success- Counters were lined with buyers all day -but to such values it's not surprising, well made painstaking Garments every one. Even the lowest priced ones have the same care given to the manufacturing- No shoddy made goods enter our store if we know it NIGHTGOWNS. At 37 1 2c gowns of heavy cloth, yoke bi-ck. fall sleeve f. At 49c gowns, good cloth, with feathtr stitched cambric ruffle, large sleeves. CHEMISE. Made of good cloth full sizes, and lace edge. price 23c. Chemise, extra good clo h.cord band,371-Sc. SKIRTS. At 37 l-2e, made ot good cloth, Hamburg, ruffle and tncks. At 45c good skirt with val. lace and tncks. Al49e skirt full umbrella style. DRAWERS. At 21c, drawers made of Masonvllle cotton with cluster of tucks,, full width, yoke band, well made. At 2flc, drawers made ot good cloth, ha-n-burg edse and feather stitching At 29c drawers, mad - of good cambiic, well made, yoke band. SMITH, MURRAY & CO., BRIDGEPORT, CONN. five minutes bad completed bis taek.saw log two cords and more of wood. WEST CORNWALL- THE SAD DEATH Of DR LIVINGSTON. The sad news of the death of Dr Liv ingston reaehed here, laet Friday morn ing. About three werks ago the doctor not feeling well went to his home in Brooklyn. A few days later the word came that he was stricken with that terrible disease, typhoid fever, from which he never recovered. The doctor had been with us four years and in that time bad made many warm f i lends. His loss w ill be sorely felt. E&rle Stevens and family of Hiwley ville were here over Sundsy. Theodore Sturges was called home to Dover, last week, by the illness of his father. W. Brewster Hubbard has gone to Clinton to school. Edwin C. Baldwin returned to New Haven, last Monday. Mrs J. H. Moses and daughters)retarn ed from Plainfield, Monday, where they had been spending a week with friends. Representative R. N. Cochrane Is in Hartford, this week. Gustave Listman and George Hotch kiss returned to the Mt Hermon school, Monday. The drama given inCocbrane'a ball, last Wednesday evening, was a complete success. : The net proceeds, which were $30, we understand will complete the What is &ia-.VSS5J Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infanta and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing- Syrups, and Castor Oil. It Is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years', use by MUlIons of Mothers. Castoria Is the Children's Panacea . the Mother's Friend. . Castoria. ' 'Castoria Is so -well adapted to children that recommend it as superior to any pi omi lpUon known to me." : H.A. Abcber, M. D . . . 111 So. Oxford St, Brooklyn, N. T. , "The use of ' Castoria ' ia so tmlTetaal and tta merits so well known that tt asema a work Ot supererogation to endorse It. Few are the Intelligent families who do not keep Castoria within easy reach. - , CUauMiaara.I. TX, ' Hew York Cttjr. Tna Cdttadb ORSET COVERS. At 8c made ot good cotton, Fquare neck, same with bUh neck, 9c. At 15c corset coven", V neck, with pretty" edges. At 19c, corset covers with high necks and V necks, trimmed with edgings. At 21c, cornet covers with V or square neck. WASH GOODS DEPT. Tbe sec'-ion ot the store that always finds birgains fi you. 100 pieces ot cotton dress plaids, formerly 8c and 10s a yard, mle price 5c a yard. 50 pieces flannelettes, tor wrapoers alwaya retailed at 121 ?c, sale price 8c a yard. DOMESTIC GOODS. We're going to make every housewife In this section fcappy with those values yoa'U hear them talked of in every neighborhood when they're learned about, fiiet there ahead of your neighbor and get some of the great values. THE CLOAK DEPARTMENT. Never such an opportunity tor your cloak purchase as this mouth. $ Send s For Samples The Bis: Store's Tea and Coflee department is a com plete department for the largest selling of really good, reputation-building teaS and coffees. We've 32 different kinds and grades of tea, ranging in price from 20c to $1.50, and 12 different kinds and grades of coffee with a price range beginning at 25c and ending at 40c. Tell us the kind of tea you buy and the price, you pay, and we'll send you free samples of our teas and prices. Free delivery. C. S. ANDREWS, payment for the new heater which 'has been put in tbe chapel recently. Castoria. Castoria cores Oolic, Constipation. ... Sorir Btomach. Diarrheas. Eructation. Kills Worms, aires aleep, and promote i gesUon, Without injurious medlcatioa. "For several years I hare remmmaodeu 'Castoria, and snail alwaya to do so, as it baa tarariahty produuad resutta. - ZoinxT.TiaxmM,X.Hm " lSthStrec and RaAKav York O. Oou.un; tt Kobjux Ha To