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THE AWAKENING OF SPRING !
A FLUTTER AND FUSS WHICH TELLS OF A NEW SEASON! SUNSHINE AND WARMTH! GLADNESS! The good.old store is more radiant than ever in its wealth of bright new Spring sroods, more homelike than ever; enlarged varieties and beautiful collections of every sort and grade. No wonder then that we feel like asking everybody to visit and choose from the best the city ever saw. No wonder that the exhilarating effect of the season's newness and brightness throws vigor and life into the buying. Day after day the brilliancy of the scene is heightened bv an ever increasing throng of happy, expectant, satisfied searchers of reliable stuffs. Come if only to look come! Join the multitudes who invariably turn their steps hitherward to find the latest, the widest assortments, the lowest prices who KNOW where to find them. You'll be glad that you do. Silks and Dresa Stull's of course, they're one of the leading features, the grandest of their kind. A big department that is known far beyond the limits of this town for its always reliable qualities and richness of variety. Now at its best. Suits, Capes, Jackets, Separate Skirts and Wrappers. Cos tumes and parts of outside dress that show the inspiration of style in every feature cloths, shades, cut, making and trimming Ideally fashionable eflects. Laces, Ribbons, Chiflon, Veilings dear to the heart of ev ery woman who appreciates the newest and prettiest in novelty and quality. Loveliness that words cannot picture, beauties that a pen cannot fittingly describe. Gloves women's, men's, misses', youths'. Sorts for walk ing, driving, wheeling and evening wear. Every distinctly fash CARPETS, RUGS AND UPHOLSTERY. Nearer and Dearer to the perfection which people want. Closer and closer to the finest of everything that is made. Always thinking: out the best results for those who prefer to do their trading here. The fabrics, the style, the colorings, the weavogs, and the prices we are asking this Spring all denote tne great care that has been taken to keep in step with our customers' requirements. Never was a store, a department, in better shape to gratify varied tastes than we are now. Never were prices more favorable for the buyer, never were they lower. The cleverest choosing, from a clever stock, under the cleverest conditions, is here. Here's a Snap Very few of the famous "Pocket" Kodaks. Size, i2x 2 inch. Loaded for a dozen shots. Great bargains to the three people who speak first. He first. OlTAD, CAMERA. $3.98. i)i-clianicully perfect as any fifty doiiar msuhiue. S;7.c 3 '4 Holds four plates. Doiuii: .-utnmiitic lenses with fixed focu.-.. Awfinly cheap ! PHOTOGRAPHING SUNDRIES. All the proper drv plates ami fl velopers, printing paper, frai . Kvervthing the most exacting amateur is iiku.y to need. Some Bike Sundries Wheels itnil wheel etceteras are down-stairs. Look over the new wheels when you're searching for sundries : Unique Lamps, - r $-45 aoth Century .Lamps, - - fa. 45 Mathew's & Willard Lamps, $2.45 Aluddin, - - $1.19 Globe Vapor. - - - $1.84 Christy Saddles, - - $3 95 Hunt Saddles, - $2.98 Gilliam Saddles. - - $2.98 New Departure Bells, - - 35c Foot Pumps, ... 39c ' Cyclometers, - 75c to $1.25 Wrenches Billing's & Spencer, '49c " Nickeled, - - 25c Seems a Shame doesn't it, to pay three dollars for an Oxford Tie" no bet better than this at $1.98? Blacks and browns, all shapes and toe styles : Women's Kid Oxford Ties, 69c Bvown " - 79 Kid Fu"o Hoots, . 98c Ever trind a pair of the $.-c.8 Kid, liutior. or Lace, iCB.CBim AND TEMPLE BTS. NEW HAVEN, CONN. THE NEWTOWN BEE. NEWTOWN, FRIDAY, APRIL 16. CIRCULATION : January 1, 1882. 610 Last Weak, 8100 Town Topics. Trial of Mrs Alice Behn ONE MORE CONTINUANCE GRANTED LIL LIAN HCBBELL UNABLE TO APPEAR. The trial of Mrs Alice Behn, accused of assaulting Lillian Hubbell, was con tinued at the Town ball, last Saturday, before Justice Nobbs of Bridgeport. Lawyer Hull for the State explained tbat the tame condition! confronted the court at Use week previous. Lillian Hubbell was still prostrated in a semi unconscious condition and unable to leave tbe bed. A certificate from Dr Smith was introduced verifying bis statements and after a few words of ex planation as to tbe regret of all tbat these unfortunate conditions existed asked for another continuance of the case. Lawyer Taylor for tbe defence moved tbat the case be dropped and Mrs Behn be granted an acquittal from tbe court. He argued the cate at some length, claim ing tbat tbe State bad violated tbe rule in not producing the doctor's testimony as to the girls' condition instead of a certificate. He argued tbat there seemed to be no certainty tbat she would ever be able to appear and explained that the County Commissioners wished to remove her to a sanitarium, hoping a chance would be beneficial to ber health. He pointed out the expenee his client was Oeing put to, and claimed that even if tbe girl did appear there was no case against Mrs Behn and that the girl's present condition might be due to ex posure and many other causes. Lawyer Taylor spoke for nearly an hour. , In response Lawyer Hull made a feel ing argument for a continuance, for when be bad listened to Lillian Hubbell's story at the Bridgeport hospital and she bad corroborated in every particular the testimony already given by the witnesses already beard In tbe cace, without any promptings from him, be felt tbe court should Jiear the story for itsself, when be felt sure that tbe defendant would be found guilty of the charges against her. Justice Nobbs in giving bit decision said that if he consulted bis own wishes be would dispose of the case. He came int it reluctantly because It was thought best an outride justice should tit on tbe case. Tbe conditions which have arisen might have been anticipated, ta king into consideration tbe condition of the girl, and at the last hearing be had questioned Mrs Johnson-carefully and hoped she would be able to appear at this time. He stated at the outset t a had come to try the oase as well he knew how ard fairly and should decide by the law and evidence. The test! mony already received was given only such weight as It deserved and It had been agreed tbat unless the girl did ap pear In court there was no ease against ionable shade, every reliable make. So carefully cared for in the store that when you buy they are simply perfect. Muslin Underwear, Corsets, Dressing Sacques. The largest department of its kind anywhere; and the best. So many differ ent styles and grades tbat everybody can be fitted and suited both in fancy and cost. The proof is in trying. Infants' and Children's Goods. A labor-saving as well as price-saving spot where mothers can outfit their little ones with out bother and without worry. Beautiful little dresses, reefers, bonnets and hats that are ready to put on and wear. Art Goods. Art needlework in all its charm and expression of taste as individual as you choose to make it. The designs are new, the colorings are here, and one can fill in the beautiful lines according to the purpose intended. Lil the accused. He thought tbe State should be granted one more chance to produce Miss Hubbell and it was then agreed to adjourn at the end of the day's proceedings for four weeks. Tne defense then put two witnesses on the stand. Jerome Piatt testified tbat he knew Miss Hubbell and had seen her at Mr Behn's when be was passing. Had seen her a number of times talking to Ed Lyon. Cross examined be said he had never seen them together only at Mr Behn's when he would see them talk ing in front of the house or in the road. Did not think much about it until after she had run away, and thought then perhaps young Mr Lyon had influenced her, at he had tried to influence a girl be bad at bis house to leave, be telling her she could get better wages In Bethel. James Bailey was put on the stand to testify to a conversation between Mr Bebn and C. B. Johnson, when the lat ter bad said the girl was apparently well. This closed the proceedings for the day and the adjournment was taken as before stated for four weeks, which will be May 8, at 9 o'clock a. m., at the Town hall. F. W. Piatt of Hopewell lost an ox, last week Thursday. Tbejcattle brought up against a wood pile with sufficient force to break its neck. A. C. Moore of Taunton district lost one of his horses, last week, prized be cause of its faithfulness on his Bethel milk route. It was .kicked in the stable by another horse with sufficient force to break its leg so that it ,had to be killed. Mr and Mrs H. B. Reid of HoDewell welcomed a baby girl to their home, last week Friday night. Representative M. F. Houlihan visited, last week, with friends at Jersey City. He called on John J. Lyons, and says they are very busy in all tbe rubber shops there. E. M. Sherman helped celebrate his mother's 88th .birthday In New Haven, April 7. Sylvester Clarke spent Sunday in Bridgeport. Edward Lillit and William Douglass have commenced work for J. A Taylor. Charles Botsford and, daughter bave Visited in New Mllford. s Botsford Curt Us has accepted a posi tion as foreman on a road machine in Coram. A. B. Blakeman and family, . J, Botsford and family, Charles Botsford and family, Miss Taylor, F. J. and E. N. French, Miss Wlnton and Howard Bas- sett gave M. D. , Beers a farewell r visit Thursday evening,as he leavea,Saturday, to accept a position with his old em ploy ers, Lister & Plumb, of Southington. Mrs Aaron Santord bas returned from a visit of 10 days with ber daughter, Mrs Procter, in New York City. A dilapidated looking fellow called at a Deer Hill avenue residence, one day Hi this week, and asked for a second band suit of clothes. He explained to the astonished lady of the house tbat be was a bank clerk out of work. He intended to apply at one of tbe local banks for a position and wanted tbe clothes in order to make a respectable appearencu. He did not get the suit. Danbury News. Minott Augur passed last Friday with friends at Woodbridge. The residence of Robert H. Beers is receiving a new dress of paint at the hands of Messrs Nichols and Bevans. There seems to be no business depres sion troubling E. N. Sipperley of West port. We hear be has several artesian wells to drill and two or three windmill jobs on band. The latest is for the Hip po wan Improvement Co., of Mlamia. j It should be made a matter of public knowledge that DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve will speedily cure piles of tbe longest standing. It is tbe household favorite for burns, scalds, cuts, bruises and sores of all kinds.. E. F. Hawley, Newtown ; S. C. Bull, Sandy Hook ; A. B. Blakeman, Botsford ; B. Hawley & Co., Stepney. Fairfield County News. BRIDGEPORT. INTERESTING JOTTINGS FROM A BUSY CITT. Tbe new Era Cooking school is prov ing a great attraction and it promises to be a success. Many ladies attend tbe free exhibitions on Saturday afternoons and the delicacies in the culinary art are freely tested. The teacher is an expert in that line. The annual banquet given by tbe Bridgeport Wheel club, last week, was a brilliant affair, and the boys showed their good judgment by re-electiog the following well known officers: Presi dent, P. W. Westlake; vice president, G. I. Ferguson ; treasurer, C. R. Crowther ; secretary, C. E. Moore; captain, Pres ton Sherwood ; first lieutenent, Will L' Hommedieu; second lieutenant, John Horton. Thomas P. Taylor, the newly elected mayor, is an enthusiastic bicyclist and is already planning for another grand pa rade to excel the one given last season. While doing the duties of bis new po sition he will, no doubt, do much to fur ther the interests of riders of the "silent steed." . He has recently become a mem ber of the Ramblers, the oldest organ ized club. This club has many fine rid ers and their meet on May 31 and Labor day will undoubtedly be a success. The new school house at the East End is nearing completion and has been named tbe Lincoln school. Many did not care to have the old name, Newfield, changed, but it was thought best. The structure is of modern architecture and a credit to that portion of the city. , There.has been some talk of the incon venience of having the baseball games take place at Plea'' e Beach, and ar rangements are be'vg perfected to have them given at. Avon Park. Bridgeport Christian Eadeavorers held Silk Waists and Skirt Waists. In touch with all the other new eflects of the new season. Styles that are gay and makes that are quiet goodness in all of them. And the range of prices is as high or as low as you will care to pay. Toilet Goods and Notions. The largest variety of small arti cles, and for the littlest prices, that we know of. Grown to the dignity of a department on account of the great selling power of its offerings. Everybody patronizes it. Jewelry and Leather Goods. A bright corner in a bright store. A busy corner in a busy store. Easter novelties and gifts are almost as numerous as the twinkling stars only easier to get at, to give away. They look bright because they ARE bright. Men's Goods. Neckwear, collars and cuffs, suspenders, shirts, underwear, nightshirts comfort giving things that are made to KJ their 10th annual meeting in the First Baptist, church last week, and an enthu siastic reunion was tbe result. Tbe principal addresses were by H. K. Sam uelian, of Constantinople, and Rev C. H. Buck of Bristol, Conn. The Baptiat society entertained the visiting societies and the day's exercises closed with a consecration service led by President Crossley. Olivet church won the ban ner. George Harrison, brother of Mrs Al fred Alvord, who had one of of bis hands crushed a number of weeks ago, and which member tbe doctor thought would have to be amputated, is now improving and though having been a great sufferer he is glad to know that be will not bave to undergo tbe operation. Harry I. Hunt, the former business manager of the Union, is now connected with Newspaperdom, a bright journal. Mr Hunt tas a host of friends in tbe Park city. He is the author of many popular songs. The best wishes of all are for his success. J. E. Miller and A. Bond are making extensive arrangements for their oyster business. Mr Miller has been adding new Improvements to his boat, the "Sa voy," which was finished the past sea son. The friends of Patrick Wade of The Standard are greatly pleased to Jlearn of bis slow recovery and hope ere long he may be seen in bis old position. Mr Grippin, father of W. A. Grippin of 'Park avenue, spent a portion of last week in Brooklyn. C. A. French, salesman for the Bridge port Fire Extinguisher, visited Hawley ville and Newtown, this week, in the in terests of this successful fire apparatus. Henry Hodge left on Monday for Long Island to be absent six weeks en gaged in carpenter work. Many Bridgeport citizens are planning to attend tbe dedication of Grant's tomb at Riverside, on April 27. Sheriff Hawley, the genial jail keeper, is taking a needed' rest and enjoying a Southern trip. Rumor has it tbat a number of society weddings will occur after Lent. Easter Sunday will be one of interest to all and while all the churches will have elaborate programs of musical se lections, tbe Episcopal churches r ill probably take the lead. Tbey have ! been preparing for a long time on diffi cult music. While some shops in tbe city complain of dull work, others claim to be rushing, and the Plush shop bas been obliged to j build an addition and also to employ 70 more employees. Great and small will not bave a chance to witness the Barnum circus, this year, but the "Wild West" will appear In May. Ericson Bushnellof New York, who is so well known here personally, will be gladly welcomed here by our musical people on April 29, when he will sing in "Samson and Delieah" at tbe Park City theater. ; May 1 will witness many changes in our church choirs. Many regrets are heard as some of our leading singers have resigned, not to appear again. Dr Bowers is a great lover of fine dogs and hens and at his home on Washing ton avenue can be seen a great variety of the feathered flock. His Spanish va rieties are a fine fowl and he can be justly proud of them. He also has three fine breeded dogs and has taken the prize on one of th.m. Those who have partaken of tbe hos pitality of Commissioner Biltz,'the past winter, can testify as to his manner of entertaining and as he sailed for Ger many to-day, he gave a repast to bis friends on Wednesday night, in honor of the occasion, and a large number of friends were present to wish blm "bon voyage." William Rockwell, the well known real estate dealer, died on Sunday at his borne on Fairfield avenue. Mr Rock well was stricken with apoplexy over a week ago and rapidly failed until death released blm from his suffering. He has occupied many positions of trust and will be greatly missed in business cir cles. He is survived by a widow, one son and a daughter, who is a widow of the late Glover Sanford. The "Old Homestead," that good old New England play which everyone can witness with only the best of feelings, was again presented here last Thursday evening at the Park City theater, and the company were greeted by a full house. This play is so true to life that it is commended by pastors and all, and it brings to the minds of the older ones many days of their childhood. It is al ways welcome in our city and the com pany presenting it was the one which was here last season under the manage ment of A. McFarland, which la just fin ishing an Eastern tour while the other company under the sole management of Frank Thompson, son of Denman Thomp son, is closing up a successful western and southern tour to the large cities of the United States and also Mexico. A number of weddings "on the quiet" have taken place lately and the latest is the announcement of tbe marriage of Frank Abercombie and Miss Nellie Sturtevant, a teacher in the East End, who were married two weeks ago, and it was made public last week. ' On Sat urday night they were tendered a recep tion at their new home on California street. A delightful evening was spent. Mr and Mrs Abercombie have been pop ular in musical circles, both being fine players of different instruments. Tbey bave the oest wishes of their friends for a happy journey through life. Miss Minnie Beers, former cashier at Brennan's restaurant, will on May 1 re turn to her old position. , Miss Beers has been taking a needed rest during tbe paBt four months. . WESTPORT. HISS GORHAM-MB BOW AN. Miss Laura D. Gorham, daughter of Mr and Mrs George B. Gorham of this place, and Frederick B.'. Rowan of South Norwalk, were married at Worcester, Mass., Wednesday, the 7th, by-Rev J. E Tuttle, formerly pastor of tbe Westport fit busy people too busy to look for the ins and outs of such things. But they'll fit, and look well.because WE look after that. Handkerchiefs and Hosiery. Delicate sorts for women and stubborn kinds for man. Adults and children's varieties. Col ors and plain. An up-to-date department in the newest of every thing in its line best qualities always. Wash Dress Goods. A basement as bright as the main floor, and just as busy. The goods make it so. Latest of every thing, prettiest patterns, reliable colors. Never idle because there's no waiting. Customers like the selections offered. Crockery, Silverware, Glassware and Kitchenware. Prac tically a big store in itself, a big housekeeping store. One of those departments where a thrifty and progressiva housewife can linger long and profitably. Where they DO do it. Congregational church. They will make their home at South Norwalk. Westport Grange, No. 148, P. of H., will initiate a class of 19 at a special meeting to be held next Wednesday even ing. Mrs Edward M. Lees is the guest of New Milford friends. Mrs Martha Twist and family, who bave been spending the winter with Miss F. A. Gray, have returned to their home in New York. Mrs Ariand Doremus, who has been visiting Mr and Mrs Frederick Kemper, has returned to her home in New York. The Misses E. Winifred Kemper and Susie Gorham, of Hackettstown, N. J., are home for the Easter vacation. The Historical society met Monday evening with Rev and Mrs Jabez Backus. Ex-Representative John L. Saxe of Waterburyl has accepted the invitation of Harry McDonough Post, G. A. R., to deliver the oration on Memorial day. Miss Carrie I. Snlfien bas been visit ing friends in Bridgeport. Rev William H. Wakebam and Rev W. M. Fanton are attending conference ; consequently there was no service in either of the Methodist churches, Sun day. Westport Grange furnished the pro gram at Norfleld Grange, Friday even ing, after which a luncheon was served. Miss Fannie Morey has been visiting friends in Weston. Thomas Taylor has secured a position with Dr Gorham In Wilton. Mrs Theodore E. Keeler, who has been spending the winter with friends at La fayette, Ind., has returned home. Tbe funeral of William H. Thomas, who died at bis heme on Compo street, Thursday afternoon after a lingering ill ness of nearly two years, took place from his late residence Saturday after noon, Rev Kenneth Mackenzie officia ting. Tbe interment was In tbe family plot in Willow Brook cemetery. Tbe pall bearers were Messrs John Q. Adams, Charles H. Taylor, Ambrose S. Hulbutt and John H. Bennett. Tbe de ceased was in his 72d year. Miss Laura E. A. Chapman bas been visiting friends in Plattsville. Harrv DIckerson of New York is spending a week withMr and Mrs George DIckerson, Canal street. - W. B. Gorham, who went to Platts ville to work about a couple of weeks ago, has returned home again, being dis satisfied with his work. George Philips and Bessie Stowe of South Norwalk were guests, Sunday, of Mr and Mrs Aaron Bennett. Joseph F. Hull of New York was tbe guest of friends here, Saturday. Mrs Frank Y. Newman of Brooklyn, Is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs Charles T-,1urlbutt. OASTOHIA. 5St ba il ail Sim TtTT lguttu FURNITURE. Parlor, Bedroom and Dining Furni ture of all grades and at lowest prices. We offer the best values in the city. Bahy Carriages. Our stock of 1897 Carriages is here. Best designs, lowest prices we have ever had. Carpets. We are selling Velvet Carpets from 59c per yard upward. Spring designs now ready. The Lee Bros. Furni ture Co., 501-525 Main cor. Golden Hill Streets, Bridgeport. BLACKMAN'S T FOR TOCE PHOTOGRAPHS! "Q D I 0 They are TJP-TO-DAT IS STYLE AND FINISH. 242 Main St Danbury, Ct. P. W. BATES AjruTicnjuxm or FINE MARBLE ANT GRANITE "W0BK, 43 WATKE ST, NORWALK, - - G0NIN MARBLE AND GRAND! WORKS. Koaaaeata, Es&tU Stoats la KarbU or GriitM Writ for assigns tad prioat, M. W. STEVENS N0SWALX. M. G. KEANE'S MONUMENTAL WORKS, Honiatonis Avenue, Bridgeport