THE NEWTOWN BEE.
THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANI
ALLISON P. SMITH, EDITOR.
ARTHUR J. SMITH, BU8IHE88 MANAGER
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HEWTOWIf, FRIDAY, MARCH 26.
The Editor's Familiar Chat.
Our friend and fellow citizen, A. F
Clarke, hai remembered us with a copv
of the Hawaiian Star. It Is printed lo
English, ha both dally and weekly
editions, and has all the snap and bustle
of an American publication.
douthbury loses a good cltlz-w In the
death of l)ea Sherman Tuttle. A plain,
honest, righteous man he was, of a type
of which we have too few. lie was
faithful In his day and generation, and
like One of Old, "went about doing
good." lie was a man of solid worth,
a citizen like our own lamented Philo
J. M. Fluke, says Newspaperdom,
Is a wide-awake farmer of
Nankin, O , who believes In advertis
ing farm products. In a paper read re
cently before the Polk Farmers' Insti
tute, Mr Fluke contends that what
farmers call over-production is under
consumption and poor distribution, and
that a remedy for these conditions,
caused partly by a lack of Information
of what the farmars have to sell, and
bow It may be obtained, lies in the
proper use of printers' ink. Taat many
of the farmers In Tub Hek's field II id it
pays to advertise is shown by the large
number of advertisements this paper re
ceives, and they come without solicita
tion. The movement against slum journalism
Is steadily training force. Libraries in
all parts of the territory, which certain
New York sensational journals enter
are being excluded from their reading
rooms. And if all people who cherish
the sanctity of the home will unite In
withholding their patronage, the propri
etors of these sensational sheets may be
brought to terras. This idea was most
aptly expressed by Kev George T. Llns
ley, rector of Trinity church, who spoke
as follows from his pulpit, last Sunday
I feel It to be my duty to call the at
tention of the congregation to a subjoct
which Is now occupying much of the
thought of right minded people, namely,
the evils of the so-called "new Journal
Ism." There are two daily newspapers
published in New York City which are
the leading exponents of this sort of lit
erature. They have already been ex
cluded from several reading rooms and
libraries and from many homes of re
spectable people and have met the public
disapproval of at least one bishop of the
church. I believe the contents of those
newspapers to be coarse, Impure, untrue,
sensational, and degrading. I therefore
call upon all Christian people, especially
members of this parish, and upon all loy
al cltlzsns who love purity of life and
good morals, not to patronize or read the
papers referred to, and to use their Influ
ence to persuade others to a like course.
Loss of patronage to the publishers Is the
only thing which will check this evil.
Miss Dora Pierce has been spending a
week In Sandy Hook.
Married, In Woodbury, March 11, A.
N. Bronson of South Britain to Miss Lil
lle F. Beers of Long Hill.
Mri John Lee Is at H. T. Hlckox's.
Mrs Wales It on the gain.
Mr John Squires Is on the sick list.
Mrs Holllster Sage, who has been on
the tick Hat for a few dayj, Is convales
W. M. Mitchell attended the auction of
cattle at Newtown on Tuesday, bring
ing borne two cowa.
Mrs Eliza Averill, who has been spend
ing the winter In Woodbury with ber
daughter, Mrs Walter Curtis, has re
turned to her old home for the summer.
Miss Charlotte Mitchell wai home
over Sunday. .. v
The Center and Select schools, closed
on account of scarlet fever, re-opened
Key J. D. Smiley, who has been spend
ing some days In Washington. D. C, Is
expected home toon.
Key O. J. Range gave a rousing tem
perance lecture In the Congregational
church, Sunday evening. It is to be
hoped the effects of it will be felt at the
Miss Edith Mitchell bat been visiting
irienus in anagepori recently.
Mitt Mary Tierce
Mlstet Hattle and
home for a week.
it borne for
Lucy Canfleld are
Mn George Brown
daughter, Mri Sage.
la with her
C. P. Williams hat rKurned from
Htorr's Agricultural school to take up
mt outlet again at tne creamery
There wai no service In the Congrega
tional church. Sunday morning, owing
to the Illness ol Itev 1. F. fierce.
HOOD'S FILLS rur Liver II!,
naiousneaa, iAtligeatton, Headache
A pleasant laxative. All Druggists.
In Fairfield County.
METHODIST CHURCH NOTES.
The "old folks" of Stepney turned out
well to the concert in Easton, and en
oyed the evening very much.
Pastor Warrlner, on last Sunday morn
ing, reminded those who had not yet re
ported their benevolent collections, that
conference It near at hand. Of this
conference year only two more Sabbaths
The Methodist church nd Sunday
tchool will join In an interesting Easter
service on Sunday evening, April 18.
The annual meeting of the Methodist
society will be held at the church, Sat
urday, the 27th.
BAPTIST CHUUCH AFFAIRS.
The Ladles' Aid society did not meet
this week, but a gathering of the society
Is appointed for next Wednesday after
noon. Do you wish any buttons? If so call
at W. N. Hurd's this week. He will sell
buttons from lc to Gc per doz., which
would cost you elsewhere from 10c to
25c per doz.
If you wish horsewhips less than cost,
call on W. N. Hurd this week.
Miss Wlnnlfred Wakeman returned
from Brooklyn, where she has passed
some time with friends, on Thursday.
Mrs Sarah E. Purdy has entertained
her brother, Hull Shepard of Bristol, K.
I for a few day's visit.
Charles Hawley has been engaged in
moving Herbert Green's household fur
niture from the place occupied by bim
during the past year at Cutler's Farms to
the Tait place at Trumbull.
A. C. Johnson, who has been a guest
for two weeks past at the pleasant home
of Mr and Mrs A. B. Curtis at the Depot,
returned to his home at Mechanicsville,
N. Y., on Tuesday.
It. K. Rockwell has been assisting
Blacksmith C. L. Smalley with the wood
work at his shop for a few days past.
The genial smithy seems to have all the
work he cao attend to these days.
Miss Blanche Purdy has been on the
the sick list for a few days past. -
Miss Sarah Rckwell has been quite
111 with grip.
Mrs Levi French is planning well for
early summmor broilers, for she already
has a handsome flock of three-weeks old
The Lach family, who have been oc
cupying the Mrs Mary Beers place, are
preparing to remove to Bridgeport.
Daniel Piatt and Miss Etta Piatt and
friends of Shelton were guests of Mr and
Mrs John T. Porter on Sunday.
Dea Oscar Tonkins and mother are
soon to remove to Brooklyn, April 1, or
thereabouts being the dace set for their
departure. Lower Stepney's loss will be
Greater New York's gain.
It Is reported that Carrie May Hull
will take the school in the Narrows at
E is ton after the spring vacation.
Mr and Mrs Turney Northrop wel
corned a new son to their home, last
William B. Craft has traded his Hurl-
ingham colts with Frank Gilbert.;
Miss Schavelle has closed her school
for a week's vacation, which she is pass
ing at her home In Stratford. Miss Bes
sie Hayes Is also enjoying a week's fur
lough from school duties.
W. B. Craft has been doing a job of
painting at Mr Squires' place In Cutler's
The auction of the goods of the estate
of Henry D. Burr was well attended by
parties from here and several wagons
contained souvenirs of the occasion
when on their way home.
Mrs Z. White Is slowly recovering
from a severe attack of grip.
Miss Edith Hill of Cutler's Farms is
visiting her grandmother, Mrs Eli Leav
enworth. Mrs Norman Goulden, with her chil
dren, are visiting Mrs Goulden's parents,
Mr and Mrs A. Langenberg. Mrs Lan-
genberg Is suffering with grip and is un
der the care of Dr Hill.
Miss Francis French has visited Miss
Jessie French at Wilbraham, Mass.,
where the former fa at school.
J. C. .Field sawed np a large wood
pile, last week, for Thomas Clark, with
his horse power.
A social dance was given at Frank
Beers' bouse, last Thursday evening.
About 40 couples tripped ;the light fan
tastic to the music of Pettlt & Botsford's
Winsor Warrlner, of Philadelphia, has
a horse In Stepney which he offers for
sale. See advertisement on page seven
of this paper.
Mist Nellie Bridle hat visited in East
on, the guest of Miss Roberts.
Miss Carrie May Hull has been en
gaged to teach school in Easton, in the
Flat Rock district, near the Bridgeport
Misses Hattle and Julia Field are In
Shelton, guests of Mrt William Wheeler.
Daniel Piatt and lady of Shelton have
been guests of Mrs Orlando Piatt.
L. O. Osborne has sold his noted
pointer to Charles Beers of Bridgeport,
who will take him South on a hunting
Rev George Sauer, pastor of the
White Eills Baptist church, will speak
at George Washington's meeting In the
old Town hall on Friday evening, March
26. If stormy, Mr Sauer will speak the
following evening. It la likely that
tome speaker will be present at the
Sunday jpvenlng meeting.
Last Sunday Mr Washington had a
good meeting, and preached earnestly.
Many were present. For some reason,
the speakers engaged did not come.
Next Sunday morning, Rev George
Washington will preach In the White
Hills Baptist chnrcb.
Mrs Andrew Ran returned from Brook
lyn, where she spent some days.
Robert Sinclair went to New York in
I the early part of the
weelc tor a briet
F. French, whoss foot was recently
injured, has about recovered.
An orHnnrnpri mspMnir of J.hft Con-"
gregatlonal society will be held on
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, In the
church parlors. The property commit-'
tee will then report respecting church ;
repairs. A full attendance is desired. '
The monthly missionary meeting will
be held in the Congregational church on
Sunday evening at 7 o'clock.
METHODIST CHCRCH NOTES.
The 28th anniversary of the organiza
tion of the Woman's Foreign Missionary
society of the Methodist church was ob
served by the Redding auxiliary, at the
Methodist church, on Sunday evening.
By invitation the people of the Congre
gational church were present in large
numbers. There was a most interesting
program and most successfully carried
out. A paper wag read by Miss Olivia
Sanford giving an account of the society,
which from the most feeble beginnings
bad grown to one of the most powerful
ana efficient Instruments for the evangli
zation of the heathen world. Mrs Dr
Smith also gave an account of Mary
Read, who is devoting her life to the ben
efit or the lepers of India. The male
quartette also sang two selections which
were very fine. Miss Bessie Shaw sang
a solo and Miss Mary Shaw gave a reci
tation entitled "Only a Penny." Ap
propriate anthems and songs by the
choir, accompanied by the Dew organ,
added much to the i'jteiec of the occa
sion. On the whole it was one of the
most interesting and successful enter
tainments of the season.
-There was a large and enthusiastic au
dience at the lecture room of the Con
gregational church on Thursday even
ing to enjoy the graphophone entertain
ment given by Col Phillips, and the peo
ple were not slow in showing their ap
preciation of the marvelous powers cf
this wonderful invention. The repro
duction of the speeches of McKinley and
Bryan, the perfect rendering of the mus
ical selections both vocal and instrumen
tal, the stories told by some of our well
known humorists were all thoroughly
enjoyed and heartily applauded. Owing
to the Inclement weather and bad travel
ling, many who expected to have been
presert were unable to come. The social
committee have arranged to have Coi
Phillips come again on Wednesday even
ing, March 31, when he will give an en
tirely new program.
On and after April 1, there will be
two mails a day.
There was an interesting cottage
prayer meeting at the borne of J. L
Sanford on Wednesday evening.
The boiler for tbo. steam saw mill got
stuck in front of Miss Bassett's house,
where it remained till the next day,
when extra teams drew It to its destina
The mother of Selectman Lee is quite
ill with pneumonia.
Fred H. Hill is visiting his brother,
Ernest W. Hill of the Delaware Wesley-
an college at Delaware, O. He will
stop at Niagara Falls op his return. On
April 15 he will etart for a year's sojourn
in Europe, with Rev and Mrs Edson W.
Burr of Montclair, N. J.
George A. Sanford is the possessor of
a new carriage.
Charles Nordman made his semi-annual
move, this wees, making his bead
quarters for the present in the black
smith shop near the forge, where he was
two years ago.
WOLF PITS AND VICINITY.
John Gilbert has improved his build
ing on his farm.
E. B. Hoyt has visited his brother, W.
Mr Teeber has visited his mother in
Mt Vernon, N. Y.
George Whittlesey has moved to
Miss M. May Hoyt has visited In New
town. When returning she was run into
by a team, overturning the wagon and
throwing her out. She escaped with a
broken wagon and bruises.
CONGREGATIONAL CHCRCH NOTES.
Howard H. Woodman has been elected
to the office of Sunday school superin
tendent to fill George Starr's place. The
choice of Mr Woodman is "a good one.
Mr Starr moves his family to Woodbury
about the first of April.
Five large flocks of wild geese passed
over Bethel, Monday. Their flight north
is an Indication that the warm weather
has come to stay. The geese, a part of
them, were flying at a great height and
were unusually noisy. Ihey made an
interesting sight spread, out in a long
line, sometimes In the form of a letter A
or the old A harrow used by farmers.
John Slack, an aged m in spending the
past winter with his eon, Rey H. L.
Slack, has been confined to the house
for the past two weeks or more, and op
pears to be In a critical condition, a
gradual breaking down of old age.
L- D. Judd, who has been confined to
the house all winter with illness, had a
setback while trying to exercise out
of doors. He made a misstep and
sprained one foot and is now confined to
the house again. 1
Hatting has had a
week. Bad weather
tarded spring trade.
setback the past
has probably re-
Farmers will soon commence to work
Howard MacKenzie will occupy his
house on bis Grassy Ridge farm about
the middle of April. His residence is
rented to Dr Wiess of Danbnry.
George Starr has rented his Elm wood
farm to Eli Judson.
The church was closed Sunday last,
Rev R. B. Whipple being tick with grip.
Mr Whipple's brother has spent a few
days at the rectory recently.
Mrs Bennett is caring for the sick in
and Mrs Jane Mallett. in
. THE CONCERT A G BEAT SUCCESS
On account and absence from home six
of the leading singers of the "Old Folks"
were net present at the concert last week,
and to say they were greatly missed by
the rest of the singers is a very- mild
statement. Still the concert was well
, received and quite a success financially,
I when the condition of the roads was
considered, and the fact that two notices
of the date given in the paper conflicted,
. leaving it in doubt which evening was
, the correct one. The ladies furnished
'. a finely prepared supper, from their best
cooks, after the concert, to which great
respect ana surprising attention was
given by the "Old Folks."
The Grange of Easton was opened by
Deputy Simon Bradley, March 23, who
installed the officers, assisted by Deputy
Blackman of the State Grange. Before
the Installation of officers, the charter
members who could not be present at
the time the Grange was instituted.
March 9, weie made members, nine in
number, which brings Easton Grange up
to a membership of 43 members, State
Deputy Blackmam gave the member a
very pleasing and instructive lecture.
The Grange was also addressed bv
Deputy Bradley and Brother Everson
Fun ton of Greenfield Grange. After the
installation services the ladies furnished
a collation which was eDjoyed bv all
Ellis Wheeler entertained Eyerson Fan-
ton and State Deputy Blackman, March
23 and 24, who came with him from
Hartford to attend the Easton Grange,
Miss Annie Staples and her mother at
tended the funeral of Horace Staples of
Miss Edith Sherwood is improving
under Dr Hill's care and her friends
hope soon to welcome her among tbem
CITY AND PERSONAL JOTTINGS.
The republicans have named Thomas
P. Taylor for mayor, Edwin W. Chal
lenger for city clerk, John S. Griffith for
city treasurer, James H. McElroy for
collector of taxes, Charles Keller for
town clerk and David Ginand, Henry W
Stevens and Leonard Sandstram as se
Miss Belle May, daughter of Editor
May, was tendered a masquerade sur
prise party on last Friday night, it being
the occasion of her birthday. A large
number of ber friends were in attend
ance ana a most enjoyable time wan
spent. Dancing was the principal
pastime of the evening's enjoyment.
collation of many different viands were
Wheelmen are getting in readiness for
the approaching warm weather, though
even now many are seen spinning around
Seaside Park, their favorite resort. The
new style of wheels in market are of
high order and make an attractive dis
The churches are now all beginning their
Easter reheareals, and there promises to
be music of a high character in the city
on Easter Sunday.
Henry Sanford returned from his trip
abroad, on Saturday last, and seems to
be much improved by the two months
Alfred Alvord, the popular assistant
bookkeeper at Smith & Egge's, has
changed his place of residence from
Main street to Iranistan avenue
Miss Minnie Beers, formerly cashier
of Brennan's restaurant, is enjoying
much needed rest at the home of her
sister, in New Canaan.
Curtis Blancbard, the well known
restaurant proprietor, who hs lived
Fairfield avenue some time, moved this
week to the residence corner of Norman
street and Benham a venue, and will keep
house there the coming summer.
Miss Bessie Burr and mother have
given up their permanent residence in
this city and removed to Stratford. Miss
Burr still retains her position in this city
commuting each day.
A walk through the several dry good
emporiums win convince one tnat our
merchants have seldom ever bad such a
fine display of spring novelties and at
prices that are extremely cheap. They
report business good.
The Bridgeport Fire Extinguisher Co
are placing their celebrated extinguish
ers in many prominent stores and resi
. Work on the new yacht club house Is
Dr DeVer Warner has become the own
er of Marina, the home of the late P. T.
CHURCH AND PERSONAL NOTES
Miss Dora Brinsmade of Bridgeport is
spending some time with Mrs Dwight
A family has recently moved into the
old Tait rjomestead. :
Mrs Hiaman and her daughter, Mrs
Clark, have returned to their summer
home. They have been spending tbe
winter In New York city. ;
Mr Noyes is building a new barn on
his farm in Trumbull, preparatory to his
annual return .to this place with his
family. Mr Noyes takes great pleasure
in his summer home and farm, and has
already made very extensive Improve
ments, which make a- desirable and an
ideal country home. Would that many
city people would see tbe advantages to
be derived from a residence in the cour.
try during a portion of the year.
v Large flocks of wild geese have been
flying over for some days, which, with
bottomless muddy roads, remind we are
approaching warm spring weather
Miss Hattie C. French has been visit
ing friends in Bridgeport.
Services at the church, Sunday noon ing
and evening,will be conducted by tl e
pastor. At 10.45 a. m., morning service.
Subject, "The Narrowness of Breadth";
at 12 m. Sunday school; at 7 p. m.,Y. 1?
S. C. E. meeting; at 7 30 p. m., evening
A half-hour with
GOOD HILL AND BRADLEY VILLE
John Cockef ur, aged 25, died last
rday at the home of his slater,
Charles Nlckerson. The funeral
burial were In Norwalk.
Mrs G. W, Bradley and daughter
Edith are visiting friends in New York
The winter term of our schools will
close on Friday, the 26h.
William H. Croker of Westport has
moved into the house with Mrs Margaret
W. A. Bedient and wife, Daniel W.
Brown, and Frank Ferris are all on the
Easter will be observed at the Norfield
church, by special services, both morn
ing and evening.
The Norfield Aid society held a socia
ble on Tuesday evening at tbe house of
Mrs Dennis Chase.
The following named members will
furnish the program for the lecturer's
hour at Norfield Grange on Friday even
ing : Vanderbilt Godfrey, Mrs Mary E
Jackson, Miss Lillian Bennett, Harry
Waterbury, Seth Grumman, John Gulick
Miss Minnie Williams, C. T. Gregory and
E. L. Gregory.
Hiss'Haud Williams is able to be out
again after a long illness.
Josepn isruggs and a Westport young
lady were married at the Congregational
parsonage on Thursday evening,by Rev
C. M. Arthur.
Miss Blanche Harrison has suffered
from an attack of grip.
Mrs George Reed has recovered from
her late illness.
Mrs J. S. Lane has spent a week
Brooklyn and Quaker Hill, N. Y.
Mrs Vanderbilt Godfrey will spend
next week with Ridgefield friends.
THE DEKRFIELD DISTRICT.
James R. Jennings' sister, Mrs
Remsen of New York state, is spending
some time with her.
Bradley is In quite fee
Miss Louisa Burr has visited her aunt
Mrs Beach of North Main street, Bridge
Several from here attended the party
at N. W. Ogden's, last week.
Mr and Mrs Louis S. Burr of Lyon'
flams were guests at tneir cousins
Charles Nichols', Sunday.
Mrs E. B. Beach, who was so seriously
hurt by a fall, has a nurse from New
Haven, Miss Oviatt.
S. T. Buckley and Miss Clara A. Brad
ley were guests at William Buckley's
Hoyden's Hill, Sunday afternoon.
W. B. Coan & Son have furnished for
the Southern New England Telephone
Co. a telegraph pole weighing 10,000
pounds, the top of which is CO feet above
the sidewalk. They are working on
order for 42 000 feet of lumber for the
Derby Lumber Co. They have also
large number of small orders for other
Last Saturday Officer Tomlinson wen
to New Haven and arrested a young man
by the name of Henry Horton for steal
Ing a carpet, last Christmas day, valued
at about $50. He was brought beforejthe
town court a'nd plead guilty and fined
$25 and cost?, amounting to about $21
And the paint
that we sell has this
guarantee: "Any build
ing that is not satisfac
torily painted with the
Longman & Martinez
Pure Paint, or upon
which its use has not
cost less than if other
paint had been used, will
be repainted at our ex- c
Dainty Ladies' Pretty
mustn't be spoiled by ill-flttlnpr, Ill-looking
shoes. The matter of looks and lit Is largely
one of oaretiil buying. Some makers keera to
have little idea of style, or fit, or finish. They
use good enough leather and the shoes are
honeslly made, bnt there their effort ceases.
It costs abont as much to make a fitlesa,
slovenly shoe as to make It right. We get;our
A. B. LOCKWOOD,
'( Fountain Place,
service. Subject : '
The D ANBURY
and a postal card and send
for our catalogue of Baby
The Bisr Store
never before offered so great
a variety of styles and pric
es; and never before has
this place of low prices held
out so many excellent val
ues in Baby Carriages.-
22 different prices, rang
ing from $4.50 to $22.50,
with often several different
designs at the same price.
Our catalogue makes the
choosing easy; our "money
of selling makes it safe.
Free delivery to your near
est railroad station.
C. S. ANDREWS,
.249 and 251 MAIN ST , D ANBURY, CONN
and given 30 days in jail. He was mar
ried here about a week after he stole the
On Thursday morning last a numbe
of tramps were brought before the town
Court. They have made this place
rendezvous all winter and finally sc
many came that the authorities de
sired to put a stop to it, especially a
they annoyed the inhabitants by beg
gmg. There were 14 in all and eight of
them were convicted and sentenced U
the Bridgeport jail for 30 days and.costs
which will keep them there until the
flowers bloom. On Friday morning only
two were found in the lockup and they
received letters of introduction to Sheriff
Hawley for a season of work in the
county edifice, under hls5eare,as they bad
failed to find employment for which
they had been so earnestly seeking.
Phillip Lewis is reported very
his home on Barnum avenue.
Mr and Mrs ureen or Hing street are
caring for the welfare of a young son
itev ueorge Juason and wite nave re
urned to their home in Orange, Mass
after a visit to friends in town.
Principal Corlew will talk on temper
ance at the Methodist church, Sunday
evening, March 28.
Miss May Wills of Bridgeport, Mi
Alice Wheeler of Sbelton and Fred
Wells of Hartford, has been guest of Mrs
L. N. Mallett.
John K. Hill, of the Danbury Hard
ware Co., has purchased a building lot of
Henry Perry on Pleasant street and will
put up a new house in the spring.
In Litchfield County.
FIVE HUNDRED PEOPLE AT THE KNAP!
Several from this place on Monday ol
this week helped to make up the crow
of 500 who attended the auction sale of
Mrs Martha Knaop's personal effects In
Warren. It is strange how many an auc
tion will draw together and those who
seem to bid the highest try to think thej
have made most wonderful bargains. We
saw a chair which came from there, that
we would consider 15c might be a very
good price for, but was told by the owner
that be cheerfully bid $1 25 for the same
and would gladly pay the same for a
mate to it.' A Milburn wagon used 10
years brought quickly $40, while an
agent there after the sale was passed in
formed his hearers he would be glad to
furnish tbem to all who wished, new,',for
the same money, but it was an auction,
which sometimes raises values, and sends
all home feeling that it has been for them
a glorious day of opportunity.
Paul Whittlesey informs us that on
Monday morning of this week he saw
two large flocks of wild geere flying
northward, whicb seems to denote that
spring is near. In one flock he was able
to count more than 70 birds.
TOWN AND PERSONAL JOTTINGS.
There was an entertainment in the
Town hall, Tuesday evening, for the ben
efit of Methodist society. A gentleman
from New Haven gave a phonographic
entertainment which was something new
and was considered good. : :
Mrs Freeman from Woodbury has been
in town, spending a few days with Mrs
It seems hardly necessary to go to
church, Sundays, and Just go to the door
and then turn around and see "about
dishes for dances. For there are six oth
er days to do such. work. ,We trust such
practices will be discontinued. -
It is reported that Charles Beardsley
has rented the Myron Odell place for 10
years, so he can burn up the small wood
pile he has drawn this winter.
Andrew Sanford has bad a large order
to fill for bis puzzle purses from Eng
land. . i '
WE HOPE IT IS TRUE.
: It is currently reported that a new resi
dence is to be bnilt on the "Eosign cor
ners" during the summer.
James Simmons of Poughkeepsie, N
JT.; spent a few days last week with
friends in town.
Theron Page of Waterbury" was in
Dry Goods News.
March 26. 1897.
SMITH, HURRAY &C0,
-SUCCESSORS TO W.
Barnum Building, Copeland Bros.' Old Stand
THE WHEEL SALE!
Is the talk of Bridgeport. Everybody is telling what wheel they
have bought and it's. generally a
warranted by us for one year.
"The Photograph Machine"
taken; done in 30 seconds for 5c.
We are showing some new things in ladies'
salts, Jackets, silk waists and separate skirts.
The styles and workmanship the very best.
Ladies' suit, complete. Jacket lined through
out. Skirt fall width and double lining, price
Ladies' suit, complete, made from black
storm serge, all wool, jackets and skirt silk
lined, price $15.
Ladies' suit, complete made from ladies'
cloth, several handsome colorings, jacket
and skirt silk lined, price $13 50.
Jackets, handsome spring jackets, new tan
covert cloth jackets, fly lront half lined.pnce
Black clay diagonal cloth jackets, fly front.
SMITH, MDKRAY & CO.,
April 1 and 2. You are respectfully invited to
call and inspect our exclusive novelties of Im
ported Ladies' Hats and Bonnets; also our own
original dasigns of Turbans and Walking Hats,
Our new store at 88 Fairfield Ave., we will open
MES GEORGE DUNHAM,
437 Main St. and 88 Fairfield Ave., Bridgepors, Conn.
town, last week, calling upon old neigh
bors and friend.
Ralph Humphrey has been passing a
few days in Hartford, this week,
guest of Representative Perkins.
In New Haven County.
HULL'S BILL DISTRICT.
Charles D. Johnson Is moving his
family to Bridgeport.
Merton and Ovalene Burr made a
short vUit at their sister's, Mrs Charles
Downs', in Monroe.
School closed for a week's vacation,
several of the children having had sore
eyes, colds or grip." .
Charles B. Johnson is fixing fences,
getting ready for spring work.
Merton Burr has been quite sick the
past week, but is out again.
' " METHODIST CHCRCH ITEMS.
The social given by tbe Ladies' Social
Union in the parlors of tbe Methodist
church, Friday evening last, was -a sue
cess. After Bupper was served, dialog
ues, tableaux, games helped to make tbe
evening 'pass quickly and pleasantly.
Tbe ladies will give another the second
of nex; month. .
. The friends of Mrs Samuel Warner are
glad to hear tbat she is a little more coor
fortable. She is still with Miss Agusta
" Edward Dudley has been spending
few days with friends In town. '
Oscar Ambler snd son are working on
a barn for Ezra Pierce. .
Mrs James Lanton has returned to ber
home in Waterbury, taking her little
niece, Bessie Morris, with her.
Charles B. Pierce has disposed of bis
horsepower. ." i .'.
Edmund Leavenworth is slowly Im
proving. " : A number of our young people attend
ed the lecture given by Kev O. J. Range
in tbe Methodist church, South Britain,
Sunday evening. , ; . '
Raymond Stiles spent a few days In
New York, last week.
Edward Dudley has disposed of bis
horse and returned to bis borne in Great
B. BALL & CO.,
Premier. The price is $39.00,
have you had your picture
A handsome frame, oc extra.
Tan covert cloth jackets, fly front, silk lin
ed, price $6.90
We have a very handsome line of silk waist
some of the handsome tafleta silks, grena
dines, and all the very newee t things are here
ready tor spring and summer, reasonably
LADIES' SEPARATE SKIETS.
Our skirt values are greater this spring than
At 1.S9, skirt made from fancy mix'-d cloth.
At 1 95, skirt made from lancy black mohair-
Hall. He has accepted a position In
Miss Mary Perry spent Sunday with
QUAKER FAR MS-
HARD LUCK, THIS.
Solomon O. Kelly has lost his horse.
He showed symptoms of poisoning, Sat
urday morning, and had to be killed,
Monday, as he got so be could not take
A variety of chicken thieves have been
around here. Preston Hinman saw a
iox, Thursday, which carried off a
handsome rooster from bis flck, and a
ben was found later bv a neighbor.
Thursday night tbe lock was taken off
George Skidmore's hen hoase and sever
al fowls were missirg the next morning.
E. X. Seelye of Hartford conducted
tbe meeting at the hall, Sunday evenings;
j Mr and Mrs Theodore Hine spent Sun
I day with Mrs Hice's sister, Mrs Will
Hobbell, at Oxford. .
Miss Margaret Frszier spent Sunday at
ber borne in Oxford.
The Latest Markets.
THE WHOLESALE ftUOTATIOU AT BSXDQS
BY BUCK & DARLING, BRIDGEPORT, PRO
DUCE COMMISSION MERCHAHTS.
Good to extra butter, choice creamery
print 2021, good to extra creamery tuba
19a21, eood to choice dairv, 16 120, fair to
good 12al5. common Sail; full cream
cheese, 12 tl2 1-2 ;freh near-by eg 12c;
chickens, aliva 9.10, dressed 10j12;
fowls, alive 9al0; piss, light to heavy
6 1-2 4 1-8; potatoes, 35c; mi onions $3
83.50 bbl, yellow, S3.S3.73, white $3a
$5.00; old cabbage good, l3c; carrots
50a60c per bbl ; parsnips l5-20c tn ; good
to extra Baldwin apples SO SI 20, good
to extra greening, 70. fl. 00, common to
Troubles arc due to
IS iinitoverished blood
tiio One True Blood
Who can think
of lome sun pi
Wrtta JOHN WfcUDEKBURN ft COPawnt Atror
Bsya, Wwhinjuin, J. c, for their tiJfcO prixft offtar
ad list of (wo fea&4lrl laTe&uoa wcu0.
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