IPS A CERTAINTY,
ABSOLUTELY TEUE !
that we've the call in the
SHOE TRADE HEREABOUTS
Our resources enables us to command the very best
consideration of the largest Shoe Manufacturers and
Jobbers of the country, as regards quality and price
and thus places us in a position to completely furs
tratc the plans of competition to meet our
IRRESISTIBLE LOW PRICES
We're making just now a
of Ladies', Men's,
and clippers in our
The prices placed
Ladies' 19c; Men's
ffcghTake a look at the prices in our Trunk and Bag dep't
White Loaf Flour, Et stor, 4 75 a
bbl; Christian's Superlative, 4 50 a
bb ; good New Orleans Molasses, 40c
gal; choice Mixed o Black Tea, 25c lb;
Heinz's Best Tickles, 20j a hundred,
best mixed 15; qt, best pickled White
Onions, 15c pt; choice Block Is and
Mackerel. 10c lb; choice canned Sal
mon, lUc can- All Kinds of Choicest
Groceries at lowest prices.
Good Outing Flannti, 5c and 7c yd;
Domestic Ginghams. 4 l-2c yd; Men's
Heavy Cotton Socks. 5c pr; Whitewash
and Paint Brushes- new line; Twilled
Toweling. 4c and 5c yd; all our best
Calicoes, 5c and 6c yd; White Fringed
'.J B l
Now is the time to look through your stock of Agricultural Tools
and see what is needed for the coming season We are prepared
to supply you with first-class Farm and Garden Tools at lowest
have a wide reputation and are considered the best, other makes
in onr stock including the Imperial Chilled-
Page's Woven Wire Fence
This fence comes any size or height- It is very easily put up and
does excellent service. Lrop in our store and see it before yon
Planet, Jr. Goods.
These tools without doubt are great labor savers- They accom
plish the work with great ease and give the best satisfaction.
Have just got in some of the latest pattern Refrigerators. They are fine and
will please- Do you need anything in Hardware, Faint, Lead, Oil,
Glass, Bope, Twine. Baskets or Asbestos Goods? We are head
quarters for everything in these lines; Also Bicycles and Bicycle
(Sundries- Store open Monday and Saturday evenings.
PLUMB HARDWARE CO., 452 Main Street,
THE W. F. SWORDS LUMBER COMPANY,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
MICHIGAN PINE LUMBER, SIDING, SHINGLES, SFEUCB
Timber, Lath Sash, Doors & Blinds, Carvings, Mould mes. Mantles & Hard
Wood, Trim, etc. North Carolina Yellow Pine Lumber a Specialty.
WICdTlMATK rtlKWIBHHD PHOMPTI.T
SOLK AGENTS FOR THK FAMOUS FEOSTSHJNGJ.E8.
Orders May Be Left With E C. PLAT T, Hawleyville-
OrFICC: COUBANT BUILDING,
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J I f Ii Devoted to lha 1
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Girls', Boys' and Children's shoes
upon the same are our strongest
35c; Girls' 15c; Children's 13c:
For the next 30 days to turn our
goods into money, we offer these
Towels, 5c; Ladies' Shirt Waists, 23c,
35c and 49c, worth double; best line
Golf Caps in town, at 25c
Three cornered Files, assorted sizes,
5c; Flat Files, 10c; one foot rules. 5c;
two foot Rules, 7c; Brass Pad Locks, 2
-eya, 10c; Tops 3 and 5c; 20 Marble
for 1c; Pot Cleaners. 5c; best Sewing
Machine oil, 5c bottle; 2 Pads for lc;
Clothes Lines, 10c; Scissors 10c pair;
Nickle Plated Shears, all sizes, 25c pr;
H paper good Needles, 5c; good Sus
penders, 10c and 15c pr; good Tack
Hammers 5 c and lots of other Bar
gains. Remember these prices for 30
Tht graceful lines and elegant finUh of the
Columbia are everywhere acknowledged un
surpassed. Thia combined With the superior
workmanship and material nsed In the con
struction of the COLUMBIA make It the stan
dard of the world. FRICK f 100; Harttords $50
aal 175. Second hand wheels taken in trade.
k. V. MAGEE,
posromci wwq, watertomth.
THE NEWTOWN BEE.
NEWTOWN, FRIDAY, MARCH 26
January 1, 1883, 610
Last Wek, 8100
Fairfield County News.
DEATH OF JOSSPH DUFODR.
Joseph' Dufour, a well known resident
on Main street, died at bis home early
Friday morning, age about 68 years
Funeral services were held Monday and
interment made in Union cemetery
Mr Dufour was a harness and saddle
maker by trade, working for many years
in the old Lyon building, opposite the
railroad station at Bridgeport, at the
time that industry was so largely car
rled on at that place. Since living iu
this town he has kept a repair shop
He will be remembered best as one of
the four men who made the most sue
cessful balloon ascension ever made in
this country. Our older citizens will
remember the crowds that gathered in
Bridgeport in the early '503 to witness
the affair. Three of the four daring
men are now dead. The remaining one
at last report?, was still living in New
A large audience greeted the blind
people at Town hall, last Wednesday
evening, to listen to one of the best
entertainments offered our people ii
McNamara's store is having some
alterations made in the interior ar
rangements, bo as to make two stores
The stairway to the Cupheag club rooms
will be placed on the outside of the
John B. Edwards has been very ill
but is reported as slowly getting better
The many friends of William Nash
will regret to learn of his illness. He has
Deen connnea to bis bed for the past
two or three weeks, at the home of his
daughter, Mrs Stratton, on lower Main
street. His age, 88 years in April next
is against his recovery from a serious
attack of illness, but his friends hope
for the best.
Robert Wheeler is reported as having
bought out William Blarney's Interest in
the coal yard at the upper dock, and
intends carrying on the business him
Mrs Pendleton is reported somewhat
better from the t fleets of a shock re
ceived while at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs Merrick, on Main street.
A social event.
One hundred and fifty or more relatives
and friends attended the social dance at
Mr and Mrs N. W. Oden's, Wednesday
evening, March 17. The "Four B" or
chestra rendered fine music for the
dancers. Four sets at a time were "trip
ping the light fantastic." At 12 o'clock
an abundance of sandwiches, cake, fruit
and coffee were served, after which danc
ing was resumed till the "wee small
hours." Mr and Mrs Ogden and com
mittee spared no pains in making this a
most enjoyable occasion as every one ex
pressed as they departed for their homes.
IMPROVEMENTS AT THE CHURCH.
At the parish meeting, last week, it
was voted to raise the sum of $400 that is
short on the organ fund by subscription.
Dea Banks and George Merwin were au
thorize d to canvas the parish. Mrs Bar
tram's handsome gift is to be used for the
eight windows in the body of the church
and the small ones are to be paid for by
Prof A. J. Wells led the Y. P. S. C.
E. meeting, Sunday evening.
At the special parish meeting it was
voted to purchase a new pipe organ and
to utilize the gift of Mrs Bartram by put
ting in stained glass windows in the
There was a neighborhood prayer
meeting at the residence of - Martin Jen
nings, last Tuesday evening.
THE NEW GRANGE HALL.
Work will be commenced on the new
Grange hall, this week. It will be com
pleted about July 1. -
H. B. Burr spent Sunday night with
his brother in Brooklyn.
"William Wyman and family of New
York have arrived in Greenfield for the
Charles Gray has been very ill, but is
now gaining slowly.
Asahel Gray Is very sick.
Albert El wood of Bridgeport was guest
of friends In this place, last Sunday.
J. B. KIssam and family have returned
to their Greenfield home for the season
Mr and Mrs George Baldwin and Mr
and Mrs E. T. Bartram of Bridgeport
were in town, Sunday, calling on friends.
Miss May Hill has had an abscess in
her head which has proved quite serious
Clarence Bradley's daughters have
about recovered from measles.
Little El ward Pease hs been sick
with a hard old.
Mrs E. M. Carr is spending a few days
with her aunt ia Black Rock.
Four of Sherwood Banks' family have
been sick with the grip.
Miss Antonla Jacobs of Easton la visit
ing her sister.
Mrs R. B. Jennings has been quite sick.
William H. Banks has replaced the safe
which wag reoently blown by burglari,by
a new and more Improved one.
THE UNION CHURCH ASSOCIATION.
The Uaion Church Association of Riv
ere me held their adjourned meeting on
Saturday night, March 20. An executive
committee consisting of the president,
W. 8. Tomlinson, Secretary W. S. Brad
ley and Charles B. French, James H
Wheeltr and Charles T. Sherwood was
elected. Howard R. Stevens was elected
auditor and John W. .Sherwood was ap
pointed sexton. A constitution and by
laws were adopted.
ALL HELPING "UNCLE BEN."
Bennett Sherman, who recently lost
everything he had by fire, Including
about $14 In cash, is getting ready to
build. All the neighbors and a number
of out-of-town people have materially
helped "Uncle Ben" in his trouble and he
is now about $75 better off than he wasa
week ago. Those who could not give
money gave clothes and other thir.gs and
Munson Clark is now getting the frame
for his new bouse together.
Mr Seelye of the Connecticut Sunday
School Association has organized a Sun
day school at Riverside Union church.
Mr Brower of Quaker Farms was ap
pointed president, Miss Nettie R. Stev
ens secretary and John W. Sherwood li
Charles E. Gilbert, oar enterprising
poultry man, has just put in three new
'Peep o' Day" brooders. He has now
240 chicks whose mother was an oil lamp
Mr Gilbert bus also 22 young lambs.
Miss Lena Sherman, who has been
teaching in Suffield,Mass ,is home spend
ing her vacation.
John H. Johnson is spending a few
days in Bridgeport.
F. J. French spent Saturday in Bridge
IN GRANGE CIRCLES.
At the Grange, last week, being St Pat
rick's day, all the exercises had a decided
rish flavor. There was a discussion,
'Has the coming of Irish immigrants to
the UnitedStates been a benefit?" C. D
H. Kellogg affirmative, while S. B. Ter-
ill spoke for the negative side of the
question. Several Irish songs, read
ings, solos and instrumental music was
enjuyed; also historical sketches of the
saint. There were a good number pres.
ent, and as tb.6 subject was novel and
well done it proved a very pleasant and
interesting meeting. The next meeting,
April y, is "A nignc witn musical com
posers," being short sketches of several
of the most noted composers by different
members, each paper to be 'Illustrated as
far as can be by some of their music
The lecturer's hour will be open to the
HAS THE MOVING
Next week will be celebrated by nu
merous movings as usual. It is said by
those who pretend to know there will be
more than usual.
Mrs Horace Beers met with an acci
dent on Wednesday of last week, while
getting into the wagon to return home
from Mrs A. S. Mansfield's. The horse
suddenly cramped the wagon, turning
her out and breaking one bone of the left
wrist. Dr Smith reduced the fracture
and the patient was able to return home
Miss Sadie Jackson is home from East
Greenwich for the spring vacation.
Charles G. Williams will very soon
start on a business trip through the South
for the B. & T. Co. of Danbury.
George Northrop of Newtown has been
moving and putting up the last of Mr
Andrews' poultry buildings for C. W.
Keeler. He intends using it for brood
ing, hoping to make raising broilers more
of a success.
Charles B. Hawley, formerly of this
town, now a musician of some note in
New York, is singing in "The Boston
ians," an opera. It is said the press crit
icisms are quite flattering.
Frank Pinckney is moving the wagon
shed and horse barn of Arza Peck to, the
rear of the house, preparing for putting
up a more modern and convenient build
Mrs Warren H. Lamson and daughter,
Lillian, of Bridgeport, have been visiting
the past week at Edgewood.
Miss Weldhas just returned from a
visit in New York City. '
EAST VILLAGE AND VICINIY.
Mrs-Jennie Cassidy is caring for her
aunt, who is sick at Millville, near Nau-
gatuck. - ,
The literary at S. D. Sharp's was well
attended and enjoyed by all especially
the ride with the four-horse team from
Barn Hill. Your correspondent had a
shake up with the 20 others.
Fred Curtis works for J. W. Water-
bury, this season.
F. D. Hollister has levelled a huge
chestnut tree, measuring eight feet in
diameter and estimated to contain 12
cords of wood. '
SOME ONE TRIES TO FIRE THE COPPER
William Douglass discovered a fire
just built in the Copper factory, last
Tuesday. He extinguished it and left,
but soon returned and while walking
around a large man rose up suddenly be
fore him. The man was evidently a
tramp and pretended not to understand
English, and would answer no questions.
Found, on the Zoar Bridge road, north
of Webb Downs', a pair of glasses with a
string tied to them. Tbe owner can
have them by calling at F. W. Wheeler's.
Mrs F. W. Wheeler has vHIted Mrs J,
H. Brewster at Shelton.
The Parish Aid met wiih Mrs F. W.
Wednesday. About 23
THE BOROUGH AND VICINITY.
The striking weavers of the Adams
Cotton mill, after losing several days,
went back to work on Monday last at
the old wages.
A young child three years of see. son
or uetjamm Foeter.dled from diphtheria
last Sunday and was buried in Derby
A son of James Powers was shot
the head accidentally with a pistol in the
hands of a playmate, the shooting being
accidental. The bullet made a dpn
wound only, but it was a narrow escape
rrom Killing the boy.
ii.. . htaples and wife went to Dan-
bury on Tuesday to attend the wedding
or ms sister.
wuiiam vv. Totnlinson has arrived
from New Orleans, where he had an
attack of illness. His wife went down
and came back with him.
The Derby Union of Y. P. S. C. E
held its quarterly meeting in the Ban
tist church, last Monday evening, which
was uul ueariy large enough to accom
modate all that wished to attend. Rev
G. C. Sauer of White Hills presided and
the principal address was made by Rev
F. A. Hatch of Danbvrv.
Howard ferry has been spending the
past week with his parents on account
An infant child ofjGeorge Good died on
Saturday and was buried in Riverside
cemetery last Sabbath.
Rev L. M. Keneston left on Saturday
afternoon, for a few weeks' eojourn at
Clifton Springs, N. Y., for the benefit
of his health.
In New Haven County.
Miss Ruth Sanford, who went to
Owego N. Y., to attend the funeral of
her uncle, Hon B. J. Davis, is visiting
there with her cousin, Airs Anna Ward.
William G. Peck is to move this week
to Seymour, in order to be more con
vevient to his work in the brass mill.
Miss Susan Tucker closes her school
at Red Oak, this week, for a week's va
cation. Elmer Oaborne has been in North
Haven for a few weeks assisting his
aunt, Mrs Helen Warner, in moving
from there to Berlin.
Miss Bertha Whymbs, who has been
visiting her aunt, Mrs Elizabeth Will
iams on Riggs street has gone to St
Louis, Mo., to make her home for the
R. I. Sanford is having the house in
the Center, recently vacated by John
Govin, thoroughly cleaned, painted and
repaired and expects to soon make his
Miss Mary Chatfleld, who is attending
school in New Haven, spent Sunday at
her home on Chestnut Tree Hill.
Ned Sanford, who is etill at the New
York veterinary college, arrived home,
last week, for the summer vacation.
There are now many indications of
the approach of spring. The
mud is drying fast, so a person can get
to Seymour without being more than
half burried. The cheery little peepers
or frogs have commenced their evening
concerts and Monday three or four flocks
of wild geese were seen wingirg their
DEATH OF REV HAVEN L. FOOTE.
The many friends and parishioners of
Rev Hayen L. Foote will be pained to
learn of his death, which occurred last
week. For some time his health had
been frail; he suffered from a cough,
and bad frequent attacks of deafness.
While in Middlebury he was compelled
to go to a sanitarium for treatment. Al
though supplying Methodist pulpits, he
was not a member of the Conference,
but a local preacher, receiving his ap
pointment under the presiding elder. He
studied for awhile at Drew Theological
school. His appointments were Union-
ville, Middlebury and North Canton. He
was taken ill in January. Tbe funeral
services were held in the church In Can
ton, the interment being on Long Is
land, where bis mother was buried. He
leaves a wife and two children. He was
friendly in his spirit and fervent in his
pulpit work. He made many friends
who will regret that his life work has
closed at the early age of 29.
MR LOOMIS WILL BE MISSED.
S. N. Loomis has resigned his posi
tion as superintendent of the Brisco
farm and Is to remove, the first of April,
to his recently purchased farm near
iatham,;N. Y., where he will be among
his old friends. He will make special
ties of poultry, gardening and dairying.
Mr Loomis has held bis position in a
most acceptable manner. Understand
ing what.he had undertaken.he has given
skill, energy and faithfulness in every
detail to the work. In the year they
have been here, the family have en
deared themselves to the people of the
town.' Mr Loomis will be missed greatly
from the Grange and church. Miss Sa
die has been very popular in both
churches. . ,
METHODIST CHURCH NOTES.
The "presiding elder, Rev Crandall
North, will preach In the ' Methodist
church on Sunday morning, March 28.
On account of the multiplicity of
events that were bound to occur on Wed
nesday, March 24, the meeting of the
Ladies' Aid society of the M. E. church
has been postponed until Friday, when
there will be an enthusiastic rally of the
friends who desire to greet new comers,
and to give a partiDg hand shake to the
Loomis family, who have been so pleas
antly associated with the church.
Starr Hoyt has been ill with lumbago,
Mr and Mrs Ralph Smith are receiv
ing congratulations upon the birth of a
son, Master Harold Suelton Smith.
Mr Shepherdson's assistant this year
is Mr Warren of Coventry. He is a
member of the Grange.
Royal B?ers has returned from a few
weeks' visit among his friends.
Heman Abbott and Miss Edjthe have
a slight touch of the grip.
Mr Beers' little boys have been 111.
Pearl is still quite sick.
Artiz'ih Clark has removed his family
to his father's place, which has been
somewhat enlarged for their conven
ience. Mr Hay ward addressed the Grange on
Lucsmty evening, on me Denetits of co
operation in purchasing.
Mr Cook of Watertown is to occupy
the house vacated by Artizn Clark.
The C. E. society
gave a tapper on
Mr Scott's son has purchased a horse
and buggy and is boarding at home,
which he finds much pleasanter than
boarding in Waterbury.
MrJudd ha- gone to Meriden to visit
An entertainment was given in the
Town hall on Wednesday evening under
the direction of Prof Parker of New
Married, iu New York city, on Wed
nesday, March 24, Dr A. B. Smith, tbe
father of Mrs J. O. Munson, to Mrs E.
R. Braman, Rev A D. Vail, D. D , offic
iating. Mrs Farrill is ill.
Miss Candee is visiting Miss Bertha
Rev and Mrs J. O. Munson spent a
few days in New Haven to be present at
the reception given to Mrs Munson's
father on his return with his wife.
Litchfield County News.
ABLE ADDRESS BY HON 1.YNDE HARBISON.
In spite of the weather quite a good
audience turned our, last Friday evening,
to listen to the address delivered before
the Church club by Hon Lynde Harrison
of New Haven on the "Evidences of the
resurrection from a lawyer's stand
point." He spoke at some length on the
power of religion of to-day and asked
what would it have been if it had not
been for the belief in tbe resurrection.
Nothing would be known of Christ save
a few scrapa cf history, gathered from
Jewish writers such as Josephus. What
was the underlying motive which led
Chihtians to suffer martyrdom under
Nero and other Roman emperors in those
early days of the church if they did not
believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ
and also in the general resurrection of
all mankind? He spoke of the story of
the Gospels as told by the evangelists
and Eaid in his opinion any difference in
the four gospels tended rather to prove
their truth than to disprove it. The
whole address was intensely interesting
as well as instructive. After the address
the meeting adjourned to the lower room
where a collation was served, after which
Mr Harrison made some further remarks
and a short address was made by Mr
Cunningham. A vote of thanks was ex
tended by those present to Mr Harrison.
RESULT OF THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING.
At a special town meeting held at the
Town hall, Monday, March 22, it was
voted to appoint B. H. Mattoon and Wil
liam J. Munson special agents for the
town to have full power to act in the case
of benefits and damages to property
owners on the line of the new highway,
said case being now pending before the
Superior court. It has been understood
that damages have been or will be, when
the Superior court meet?, awarded to H.
T. Dayton, At wood Brothers and Mrs S.
T. Dayton and it is to fight against this
decision, if there is a fighting chance ol
beating it, that the above agents have
A POPULAR OFFICIAL.
The Washington special to The Cour-
ant says that Congressman Hill has rec
ommended to the president the appoint
ment of Bennett C. Atwoodfor postmas
ter. Mr Atwood has been postmaster
here since the Harrison administration
and has practically the unanimous sup
port of the republican party in Water
town. His term of office under the last
appointment expired some time ago and
there is no reason to suppose that there
will be any delay in the appointment for
the present term. .
THE WATERTOWN ePRING CATTLE SHOW.
The Watertown Spring cattle show
will be held in the meadow south of the
residence of Samuel H. Peck, Thursday,
April 1. Arrangements are being made
to make the show a success, the same as
it has been heretofore.
The winter term of the school in the
Center district closed, last Friday after
noon. After one week's vacation the
different rooms will enter upon their sum
Misses Mary and Maggie Kane attend
ed .the reception in Bristol, last week,
given by the united societies of that
Tax Collector Marggraff has settled up
his accounts with the selectmen . and
Charles T. Hungerford has entered upon
his duties of collecting taxes on the list
Last Friday afternoon a horse belong
ing to Walter Whitney made things live
ly on Lightning avenue. For some cause
or another the horse became frightened
and started at a lively gait past the old
cemetery, crossing the railroad track
just before the incoming train. . Near
Henry Twlss' wagon shop a tree got In
his way and he proceeded onward minus
the wagon. So;far we haven't heard of
any other damage. -
! John J. Gailey of Bowdoin college vie
ited his family here, last week.
uriaries w. At wood's new bouse was
raised, last week. '
PERSONAL AND VILLAGE NOTES.
Flynn & Doyle have engaged Frank
Bagley as a painter.
Robert Wheeler Is to run T. ."L. Wheel
DEI GOODS SPECIALS !
Bleached Linen Table Cloths. 00-in wide S8o.
Gents' Pure Linen Handkerchiefs, hem
stitched, would be cbesp at 15c. tor tbls sale
10o. Leslies' Pare Linen Handkerchiefs hem
stitched, wonld be cheap at 10c, lor this sale
fio. Hammer Corsets, a bargain fJO. Ladies'
Ginghem Aprons, with border 1 1-4, ISO two
for 25c. Ladies' White Anmns lSr- tin rr
iflo Children's Seersucker Dresses, matin
witn learner stitched braid, (food quality, SOc,
Before von bn v Csrnetji look- ut nnr nx
o;rmg BampiDB. jrrices lower man ever.
L. E. DAWSON,
er's farm while the latter runs a meat
business in Wartertown.
Mrs Charles Morey Is in Milton nu s irg,
Harry Kilbourn and Anna Doyle have
been out ef school with spring sickness
Samual Weston has moved from the
Barr p;ace into the house of Henry
Mrs Henry Kuntz is boardicg at Mrs
Daniel Burns Is movirg into bis newly
purchased home, the WadsMrth place
Amos Kilbourn is reported dacgerous-
Services are being held in St Paul's
church every Wednesday evening.
School closes Friday for a two week'
vacation after a term of 12 weeks. The
winter term was successful, the majority
of the scholars making very satif factory
progress iu their studies. The spring
term will be of 10 weeks' duration. An
opportunity will be given to some of tbe
older girls, who wish to be teachers, to
teach under the supervision of the teach
ers of the school. It is hoped, in this
way to over come to a considerable ex
tent, the defects that arise from many
grades and few-two-teachers, and yet
maintain a worthy standard tf instruc
tion. Miss Myra Emmons has been in Tor
rington. It is reported that one of our Bradley
ville belles is to be married in May.
Lawrence Bissell says that any one
who complains of the mud on Bantam
Hill ought to move out of town.
At the auction of the Jones farm last
week the farm was bid in for the Litch
field bank which holds the mortgage;
and the lambs by a New York gentle
man representing a well known corpora
tion. F. G. Mallry of Sharon is painting
for Flynn & Doyle and Alfred G. Lewis
Miss Alice Wedge has returned to her
home in Danbury where she will remain
for a few twecks ard then return to
Edgar Wedge's where the will stay
during the summer.
TOWN AND PERSONAL JOTTINGS.
An invitation from Mr and Mrs Ed
ward Howe and son was issued to the
iingers who have recently been under
tbe leadership of Prof Skilton of Water-
town, to meet at their residence on Wed
nesday evening of last week. Nearly all
responded by their presence and a pleas
ant evening was enjjyed by all. Re
freshments were served injdelicious cakes
and maple sugar and the departing
guests felt that it had been good to spend
an evening with these genial people.
Mrs J. Edward Allen and little daugh
ter have returned from several weeks'
visit with friends in New Berlin and At
lanta. Mrs Harvey Gillette, for many years a
resident of this place but more re
cently of Lockport, N. Y , at the ad
vanced age of 84 years is corresponding
with old neighbors here. She is almost
incapacitated from labor but her love for
her old home (now occupied bv J. E.
Allen), prompts her to send messages
Mrs W. R. Harrison has returned from
several weeks' visit with friends in differ
ent parts of tbe state.
Mrs George C. Guild has been with
Mrs David W. Thompson in New Haven.
Mrs Richard Magee has spent several
days with her daughters in Watertown.
W. W. Johnson is confined to the
house with kidney trouble.
R. H. Johnson lost his brown horse,
last week, with a cold or something simi
Miss Dollie Flower is spending a week
with her cousin, Mrs George S. Smith,
A. C. Lake has been laid up with tbe
grip. Dr Smith of Hotchklssville has
We are having a spell of the stickiest
kind of March mud.
SUDDEN DEATH OF ARTHUR W. SMITH.
The people here were greatly shocked
on Sunday afternoon by the news of tbe
sudden death of Arthur W. Smith which
occurred at Southern Pines, N. C.
where he had gone for his health. Mr
and Mrs C. S. Smith, accompanied bv
Mrs A. B. Leonard, a si3ter of Mrs
Smith, arrived here on the evening train,
Monday, bringing with them tbe re
mains of their loved one. The funeral
services were held at the late borne of
the deceased Tuesday afternoon and the
burial was in the Congregational ceme
tery. The young man leaves a large
circle of friends here in Kent who will
miss him very much. Tbe pall bearers
were, Charles Garvey, William Bull,
Louis St John, William Slosson, Lewis
Spooner and George Monroe.
CONGREGATIONAL CHCRCH NOTES.
There will be preaching at the Con
gregational church, next Sunday morn-
ing and evening. The two last Sundays
there has been "deacon's meetings" on
account of the absence of the pastor.
BEADY FOB THE APRIL PILGRIMAGE.
There will be a number of changes
herein the village this spring and the
people are getting their goods packed
readjj to move on April 1.
' John Duncan of Macedonia is very
low with Kidney trouble.
Rev Howard McDougall, rector of St
Andrew's, returned from New York,
Wednesday of this week, bringing his
mother with bim. Mrs McDougall Is
still unable to walk without assistance
A dealer ever take ad
vantage of you and keep
you in discomfort? Our
customers never have
reason to complain of un
fair treatment. We give
the customer every possi
We are selling an all
worsted, black clay diag
onal suit, heavy, nicely
made and guaranteed in
every way for only $10.
a - .
When fhonxhts are turning t
bripbtenintr up the home, we offer
elegant new pan rna in Silver,
plfitrd ware for the returnishInK
ol the table. We make It e&sy by
popular prices- A lew Items :
Cola Meat Fork .75
Cream Ladles .75
Gravy La.llea 15
Soup Ltlle3 2.((
Kerry Spoons 1.25
Sugar Sboon & Butter Knile,
two lu box. 1.00
Children's Set Knife, Fork Jt
Gr. W. FAIROHILD &
Sellera.ot Advanced Styles in ,Fine
Jewelry t Popular Prices.
357 Main Street, Bridgeport.
but is very much
better than when she
A. Folliott visited
Danbury, last week.
D. X. Clark of Shelton was tbe gues:
of his father, S. F. Clark, Sunday.
Mrs E. V. Smith is on the sick list. Dr
Oriswold of Brookfield attends her.
Miss Delia Clark is improving.
Mrs Roe of Brookfield spent last Fri
day at S. F. Clark's.
Mrs J. Sheldon of Southbury is with
Mrs S. F. Clark.
Mrs Charles Minor and Mr Taylor of
Sandy Hook was In this .place, Monday.
Mrs D. K. Barnum and ton, Andrew,
visited friends In Brookfield, Tuesday.
MrsPettitof Roxbury is caring for Mrs
E. W. Smith.
Mrs Isaac Smith was in Roxbury ,Tues-
Bernard Gritmau U reported better.
F. P. Johnson celebrated his cotton
wedding, Wednesday afternoon aud
evening, March 17. A large company
gathered. The presents were numerous
and the selection good. Pper wedding
comes next and then leather, the fifth
and seventh are both wooden, the lOJi is
tin, the 12tb silk and fine linen, the 15th
crystal, the 20 J China, the 25th sUver.
William Welton and wife, who left
Cornwall Bridge on the 10 a. m. train
for Florida, on Thursday, the 11th Inst.,
reached Jacksonville on Saturday, pass
ing through and changing cars at
Charleston, S. C. After spending Sun
day at Jacksonville, he expected to go
on to Orange City.
The Center school closed the 12tb. Inst.
A. B. Camp has purchased tbe late Dr
Derrickson homestead, necessitating the
evacuation of it by the postmaster, Mr
Koapp, on the first of Kay.
Emigration and immigration is the
watchword now and it will require aev
eral weeks to get thoroughly settled for
business ; when human curiosity will be
Dea Clarence Nettleton has been busy
attending to the harvesting of his
maple sugar crop. John and Samuel
Hollister are also making some sugar,
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