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THE NEWTOWN BEE.
VJUBL18HBD BY THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY ALLISON P. SMITH, EDITOR. ARTHUR J. SMITH, BUSINESS MANAUKB r Sl.St a Tar. 78 OenU fbr Six Months CO CanU for Four Month. Four ConU a Cost. NEWTOWN, FRIDAY, APRIL 30 The Editor's Familiar Chat. The selectmen deserve commendation for having the small stones raked from the roads, after the road repairers have completed the work. It Is practice that ought to be- carried out in every town. A Chicago druggist has been con demned by a jury to pay $1,000 damages tor the mistake of a prescription clerk, who used carbolic acid In a lotion for Inflamed eyelids, and destroyed the sight of one of the eves of a little child. Another druggist of the same city fares worse, a verdict for $8,000 being given against him, because one of his clerks sold corrosive sublimate for calomel. That Is a mighty mean man who will try to cheat the farmer out of his pay for farm produce, after he has labored all summer to raise the crops. A citizen of Birmingham tried it on Cicero Beards ley of Newtown, who proposed to get justice and so attached the man's bicycle. The case was set for trial, last Wednes day, but the night before the Birming ham citizen walked up to the captain's office and settled. The April number of The Connecticut Industrial Journal, published by the Record Publishing Co. of New Haven, is now in the hands of the subscribers and newsdealers. The number is handsomely Illustrated as usual. The frontispiece is a full page illustration of one of New Haven's fine Whitney avenue houses, which is followed by an Interesting ar ticle on "The Cottage Home," illustrated by many cuts, tlior plans and Interiors. The building and loan department is specially Interesting this month, and the board of trade department is full of val uable bints in board of trade work. The Journal has already pioved that it is well worth the small price charged for it $1 per year. The Bristol (K. 1 ) 1'hoenix makes these sensible remarks : While there a law which prevents an imbecile from voting, there is nothing on the statute books which will deter a drunken man from exercising the right of suffrage We saw a man hopelessly intoxicated staggar forward to vote last Wednesday He lingered, long over bin Australian ballot, endeavorlrg to place his mark in the desired location, and then when he took his uncertain way toward the ballot box, he saw so many openings in the re ceptacle presided over by the moderator, that It required several efforts before he elected the right one and deposited his "acred ballot." When It Is considered that the ballot selected by such a befud died brain counts as much as that of the wisest man In the republic, it is enough to make a sober-minded man think pretty hard. M0RRIS. AN 1NTKLLIOKNT DOG. One of our prosperous farmers a few davs ago purchased a handsome pair of steers of a Thomaston party, lie no ticed that a dog seemed very much Inter ested in the transaction, but was consid erably surprised a day or two afte rbls return home with his purchase, to see this same dog come Into the lot where be was exercising his newly acquired prop erty, greit him and tne cattle with how of great delight, follow them home to the stable and take up his quarters contentedly with them. As a valuable dog belonging to this said farmer, dis appeared some months ago which he ba ought far and near without success, r e nope that the owner of this dog wi 1 not value him enough to come after bim Mr Mary Talmage Lyman has opened her residence here lor the summer. Mr Watrou U (pending a few days with Mr Maria Kay. MrtEvander Roots hai 'gone to An onla to visit a lister who la quite out of health. SPECIAL SUIT SALE! We place on sale this week 100 Men's Spring Suits, stylish and well made, fit and workmanship of onr usual high standard, at the following prices: Men's Fancy Cheviot, Cassimere and black all wool Cheviot Suits, sizes 34 to 42, well worth Men's Black Thibet, fancy plaid full French facings, the regular Men's Fine Black Clay, Fancy Worsted and Fancy Cassimere Suits- finished in tailor made style. You have never seen such values before. OUR HIGH GRADES At $12, $15 and $18, are equal OUR STEIN-BM) OH SUITS Are too well known to need BICYCLE and GOLF SUITS With CAra TU mATUH. sweaters, uoiraose, ueits, etc. in large varieties at popular prices. L3 u u 211 MAIN STKEET, In Fairfield County. STEPNEY AND VICINITY. METHODIST CHURCH NOTES. The Communion will form a part of the service at the Methodist church, next (Sun day morning. A choir renearsal ia appointed for Sat urday eveniDg at 7.30 o'clock at the Meth odist church. The annual election of officers for the Sunday school will take place at the reg ular session of the school on Sunday, it being the first Sunday in May. The sociable held at the residence of Coley Fields, on last week Tuesday even ing, by the Methodist society and their friends, was a decided success, the at tendance excelling any previous gather ing of the kind held so far this season. Mr and Mrs Fields proved themselves de lightful entertainers and the time ol so cial intercourse and enjoyment passed all too quickly. iiev J. H. James, secretary of the Con necticut Temperance Union, will deliver bis celebrated Illustrated lecture, No. 2, in the Methodist jEpiscopal church, on Monday, May 10, at 7.45 p. m. This pow erful lecture is embellished by many stereopticon views. Free admission for everybody. Collection for the Temper ance Union. BA1TIST CHUUCH AFFAIRS. The covenant meeting will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 30 o'clock at the church, the Communion service forming a part of the worship at the Baptist church on Sundav morning. One Wednesday evening of next week Hev Mr Braman will conduct a prayer meeting at the Judd district school house and on Thursday evening at the school in CuUer's Farms district. The hour of these services is 7.30 o'clock in stead of 7 o'clock as formerly. - Editor A. 1. Smith of TflK JNEWTOWN Bee is to be present at the meeting at the Lower Stepney school bouse, bunaay evening, &ld.Jv o clocK, u assist itev air Braman. John Burritt has purchased a stylish young horse, and now expects to be able to keep up with any of tne boys. B. Hawley & Co. are having tneir store building dressed m a new coat oi paint- William B. Craft has charge or tne brushes. George Coley has been presented with a handsome fox terrier dog that came from Fall River, Mass. Miss Emily Seeley has been visiting with friends in Ansonia. C. G. Blukeman and George S. Coley attended the unveiling of the Grant mon ument at New lork on Tuesday. Frank T. Warriner of Munson, Me., is stopping at the Methodist parsonage with Rev and Mrs Warriner lor a lew weeiss He has come to the Nutmeg State with a view of making it his permanent home H he can secure a desirable position. James Coeerill, Station Agent Frencn'b right hand man, nas been called to act at a supply at aus village, tnis wees During his absence George Penfleld is as listing the genial station master with bis work. B. ilawley & Co. have had a consider able rush in the grain business, so much so that Edwards S. Beardsley with his teams was called in for a few days to help bring up four car loads from the De- Pot: . . ... Carpenter ueorge Curtis nas uum a new cabinet for George R. Turner. Mr Turner will use it to display his curios in. Alfred S. Edwards has been very seri ously sick with malarial fever. Mrs Emily Alquist of Bridgeport nas been a guest of Mrs Annette Burr and been calling on old friends at the Depot. Miss Henrietta Turney is recovering from her recent illness. John Benedict, Jr., and family of Bridgeport were with his parents, Mr and Airs John Benedict, .it toe Depot, last Saturday. Mr and Mrs Jerome Morgan oi uetnei were guests at John Benedict's, recently. Mrs Morgan was on her way to visit her sister, DrCelestA. Benedict at Bridge port. Mrs Harry Plumb of Bethel was a guest of Mrs John T. Porter, over Sun dav. Miss Fannie J. Plumb, who nas ben there for six week past, has return ed to her Bethel home. Miss Beardsley has returned to her pleasant home once more. Mr and Mrs William Judd of Fairfield were Sunday guests of Mrs Belle C. Ly on. William Blackman and daughter, Maud, of Danbury, visited his father, Levi Blackman, Sunday. Mrs Eli Leavenworth has spent a few days with her son, Andrew Leavenworth. Mrs C. E. Lyon spent the day with Mrs John Benedict of Lower Stepney, recently- Mrs E. S. Beardsley spent the day with her friend, Mrs M. B. Hawley, reoently. G. H. Lyon is painting at John Lake's in Elm street. Mrs Andrew Leavenworth Is caring for Mrs John Stillson of HaUertown, who Is very sick. Mr West and Mr Paddock of Bridge port have been the guests of Mrs Elibu Taylor. Mr Broderick of Bridgeport has been the guest of Miss Emma Leavenworth. George S. Coley and C. G. Blakeman, veterans, were amocg those from this vi cinitv attending the great Grant memor ial parade at New York on Tuesday. Mr Colev was a member of the 1st Connec ticut Volunteers, Heavy Artillery, enlist ing January 20, 18G2,and again February 5, 1864, and was mustered out September 25, 1865. Mr Blakeman was of the 17th regiment, enlisting August 13, 18G2, and mustered out July 19, 1865. Both of these old veterans have excellent war records. Mrs P. Abbott and Mrs Julius Burn ham of Bridgeport have been the guests of George Coley. Miss Hattle Hall of Huntington is guest of Mrs C. A. Elwell. C. E. Osborne has visited E. B. Jen $7. AT $5.98. and all wool Cassimere Suits, $9 kind. AT $7.98.- ..i. AT $10.60. to the custom made garments. any special mention. DANBUBY, CONN. nines In Westporr, the most noted pansy grower in the New England States. Mr ana Mrs ai. n. Williams oi rnor- walk have been passing a few days with Mr and Mrs (i. vv. Sims. Mr and Mrs James Turner were'guests over Sunday of Blacksmith and Mrs C. Li. Smaliey. Miss Susie Sheridan of Pittsfleld has been acting as telegraph operator at the Depot During the aoence of Miss Nolan. Ueorge Hadiey or iong Hill was a guest of Royal B. Curtis a part of Satur day and Sunday. George J. Banks was in town recently and tuned and regulated the cabinet or gan of John T. Porter. Mrs J. A. Taylor is remodeling the in terior of her house, enlarging her kitchen and making it more convenient for work. Messrs Curtis & corning are doing tne work. NEW FAIRFIELD. WILLIAM O. BERCKMANN INSTALLED AS PASTOR OK THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. A RED LETTER DAY FOR THE CHURCH. Winter lingers long in the lap of spring"; that saying was upon every one's lips who thought on Tuesday of expressing his sentiments in regard to the weather through tne form ot an old proverb. It was said in the papers about the Grant parade in New York City that the chilly weather would have killed any event of ordinary interest ; it might also be said, as to the council which convened at New Fairfield, Tuesday, that the raw weather would have utterly ruined any event of less interest than the installa tion of a pastor over the Congregational church for the first time in 25 years. As it was many braved braved the elements, and the galleries of the church must have wondered what was happening when they found themselves filled. The council was called to assemble at 12 30 o'clock, and at that hour the delegates, whose appetites had been whetted to an unusual degree of sharpness in coming long distances, sat down to a bountiful lunch provided by the ladies, and by 1 15 everything was ready for business. The usual papers relating to the call by the pastor, and especially the statement of his theological belief by the candidate, William O. Berckmann, which evinced unusual power in clear thinking, all of these were very satisfactory. On the roll-call every member of the council voted "approved," some taking occasion to heartily commend Mr Berckmann for bis evident promise of large usefulness in this field. The installation services were very in teresting, to such an extent that they won from Dr Hubbard, the Baptist clergyman of Danbury who was present the confession that be was almost tempu d to wish himself a Congregationalism Rev C. W. Francis, of Brooktleld Center, Moderator of the Consociation, opening the program of installation by reading parts of the 3rd chapter of 1st Timothy and the 1st chapter of Romans, liev Frank Russell, D. D., of the South Church, Bridgeport, preached a sermon which got the closest attention of all from Lu. 9 :G0, "but go thou and preach the kingdom of God." Dr Russell showed very clearly that the kingdom of God was here and now, that the distinct ion often made between the sacred and the secular was not a good distinction, and that if a man preaches and lives the kingdom his theme will be Christ. The prayer installing Mr Berckmann into his office was made by Itev F. A. Hatch, pastor of the 2nd church or Danbury. The prayer was peculiarly appropriate and expressive. In giving the right hand of fellowship Rev C. F. Luther, of Redding, was happy in his remarks, tie said that he could find nothing in his books suggesting what was appropriate for him to say, but the occasion was so unique that he found some things in his heart. Itev Joel . ives, oi btratlord, in the charge to the pastor said giving advice was generally accepted as a thankless task because each one took experience only as it came through bis own, yet he would venture the sugges tion that the chief thing in life was not to make a noise. In quiet New Fairfield Mr Berckmann might do a work that would not be spoken of in the papers, and yet it would be a work that would tell in good results. Rev A. F. Pierce, pastor of the 1st church in Danbury, happily closed the regular program by giving the charge to the people. He -aid that he almost felt himself to be pastor of the church, since he had had the joy of extending welcome to the communion table to all who had joined the church in the last few years. Dr Hubbard, of Danbury, who for some time has preached at the church on Sun day (afternoons, and Rev Mr Berger, largely through whose work the splendid revival in the church life was accomplish ed, made brief remarks. The new pastor, Mr Berckmann, closed the ser vice with the benediction. It is under wood that 13 persons are to unite with the church next Sunday morning. The church seems started on a thoroughly new life, and its people are to be warmly congratulated on the bright prospects. BETHEL. LIVING ON HI8TORIC GROUND. Mr and Mrs Howard Mackenzie, with their family of boys, have moved from their Greenwood avenue home and have taken up their residence in a small cot tage on their lately purchased farm on Grassy Ridge. Mr Mackenzie has locat ed a new site for a large, commodious farmhodse which is just within the bor ough limits, within reach of the public water supply and all other city privi leges. The terminus of the Danbury and Bethel trolley road is within about three minutes' walk of the place. The loca tion of the farm is one of the best in town. It lays along the Ridge nearly level and slopes to the east down to the boundary line, where runs the beautiful trout stream from the hills of Wolf Pits district, which further on down toward Plumtrees connects with the Wild Cat stream. This makes a tributary of the Still River, a sluggish stream that forms a junction with that grand old river, the Housatonic, near the Lanesville falls in New Milford. The greater part of Gras sy Ridge was formerly owned by Thom as Hoyt and wife, Hannah Judd, who lived somewhere near the Ridge, probab ly in Plumtrees, and brought up a large family of sons and daughters, 10 in num ber. Their descendants are numerous among us to-day. One son, Thomas, lives at the foot of the Ridge In Plumtrees. Joshua, another son, lived in the lower part of Wolf Pits district, where a part of bis descendants still live. Mr Mack ken zie i3 a descendant of Thomas Hoyt and Hannah Judd. It must be very grat ifying to him to know that his home is located on the land of bis great great great grandfather, one of the early set tlers of Bethel and his sons of the ninth generation down of John Hoyt, one of the first settlers of Danbury. AT THE OLD PUT HOUSE. Landlord Cottrell of the Old Put house Is making quite extensive Improvements about the club grounds. He is building a new sidewalk from the park to the club house which will be. appreciated by the public. A rustic bridge 40 feet long, has been built across the small stream that runs through the grounds. Several steps will make the ascent to the knoll on which the club house is located, much easier than the old way of climbing the hill. A short distance from the bridge already mentioned Mr Gorman will lo cate his photograph gallery. It will be under a tent. Mr Cottrell has painted his boats and put them In order for the com ing season. The place promises to be more popular than ever this summer. Danbury News. The Plumtrees saw mill has been busy the past month. The mill is in first class order. Mr Hurlburt has been able to clean out the log yard pretty thoroughly this spring. Hodge & Wildman have commenced to furnish their patrons with good clear tee. Rufus Couch has sold off a part of his East Swamp land and superintends the work on the rest of his farming land, this year. Henry Patcben does the work. Mrs Abel Crof ut of Miry Brook, Dan bury, spent Sunday In Plumtrees. Samuel Wunderlick of Newtown was in town on Sunday. He is a happy fath er of a bouncing girl baby. Mother and child reported to be doing well. A small house on Greet Pasture road was burned on Tuesday.juet at night. It was the home ot Charles Morgan and famtlyvand was a total loss. The house hold goodslandjwearlng s pparel;were also destroyed. The family were faway from the house The origin of the fire Is sup posed to have come from the chimney. The wind was blowing a gale at the time. Tuesday was a (bitter cold day, witn now and then a snow -flurry. A large number of people left Bethel on the morn ing train for .New Yom to witness tne Grant monument dedication. Miss Myra L. Ransome has graduated from the Methodist hospital in Brooklyn with the highest honors possible. She was formerly a schoolteacher in Easton. I.C. B. Ransome is building an addi tion, 12x20, on to the rear of his house ; also a cistern with a capacity of 40 hogs heads. Mr Ransome U making great improvements clearing the farm. I. C. B. Ransome advertises a bouse for rent known as the Hsrlow Weed place in Stony Hill. He will hire the man for the rent. REDDING. THE FUNERAL OF H. B. RUMSET. The funeral of H. B. Rumsey took place at his late residence on Thursday at 2 p.m. It was largely attended there being quite a number present from out of town. Kev ll. c. PUisbury and Rev w. A. Swan participated in the service. The interment was in the Ridge cemetery. The pall bearers were S. B. Gorham, J. L. Sanford, J. S. Sanford. D. S. Bartram, H. S. Osborne and E. P. Shaw. Two weeks ago Mr Rumsey was a pall bearer at tne funeral of Dea Abbott. Lewis Goodsell is In a low condition, sunering with pneumonia. Ernest Sanford drives a new carriage purchased of L. F. Briscoe of Newtown. Charles Sanford and A. J. Sherwood are reparing the roads on the east side with the road machine. For an unprovoked assault on Thoma s Malone, Victory McLosky was arrested and fined. By invitation of his son, S. C. Shaw, Hon E. P. Shaw took in the grand pa rade from a good vantage place on Madi son avenue in New York, Tuesday. The late Mrs M. B. Giles was buried rQif BOYS MUST HAVE CLOTHES. They should have good clothes. Good clothes cost less than other kinds, because you buy less of them. NOT necessarily high priced because good. Good, supstan tial, well made clothes can be bought of us this Spring. For instance, $2, $2.50, $3 will buy an all-wool suit, made to resist wear and perfect in fit. Suits for men $5, $7.50, $10, $12, $15. rfr . Davisayarp J ' 429UinStbridgeport.u- 3 4$ Even if we had no purpose to be fair and honest with you, self-interest would lead us to always give you the best possible money's worth in the things we sell: Hardware Paint, Farming Imple ments, etc. It's your all-the-year-'round trade we're after not on--ly for this year but for years to come, and we know that fair dealing and low prices deserve to win and hold it. A ... . rv Knack in Shoe Making. You know women who look stylish no matter wht.t kind of clothes they '. wear. Shoe manufacturers fnrniah a paral lel. Some ol thorn lack the Knack of making stylish shoes. We have the knack and all of our shoes are perfect in quality, nt, Btvle and finish, besides being extremely low - priced. A. B. L0CKW00D, Fountain Place, Bethel. if 4 POWDER Absolutely Pure at Lake.View cemetery Bridgeport, ln stead of at Lyon's Plains, as announced In The Bee. Quite a number of Redding people went to New x oris on Tuesday to see the great parade. Uiover iarm creamery nas a nne new delivery wagon on the road this week W. A. Lounsbury was delegate from the Congregational church to the meet ing and consociation m JNew Fairtleld on Tuesday. HUNTINGTON. DEATH OF MRS ANGUS MCDONALD. The sudden death of Mrs Angus McDonald, which occurred at her home in Shelton, April 23, was a surprise and sorrow to her many friends, one was the daughter of Mr and Mrs John Beattie of the tCenter, and until this spring had been a resident of that place Her funeral was held in Shelton and she was buried in Lawn cemetery. Rev A." J Park conducted the services and at the special request of the family two favor ite hymns of the deceased were sung by a quartet consisting of Miss Lois Haw ley, Mrs JK. S. Hawley, JN. saiiey and Meth Williams. Tne pall bearers were her six brothers, William, John and Andrew Beattie, John Nathan and Richard McDonald. The funeral ocetr ing at the fourth anniversary of Mr and Mrs McDonald's marriage, made the event especially sad. LONG HILL AND yiCINITY. Mrs Bassett of Bridgeport is a guest oi MrsJoun wiiKinson. Mrs Henry Beardsley of Bridgeport was calling on friends in this vicinity Saturday. Robert and Tommy Fulton are visit ing their grandmother, Mrs Walter Booth. Jonn Wilkinson is spending a lew davs at home superintending his spring work and trying nis new noree. FredBennelt and Ard Blakeman are putting the roads in good repair. Miss saran wasson nas rented Mrs Patterson's chambers, intending to keep bouse lor ner iatner on nis return from Florida. Miss Phebe Beard left for South Man Chester, last week. THE white hills district. Mr and Mrs E. C. Wixom are visiting inCarmel, N. Y. There was a new member admitted to the church, by baptism, last Sunday. Mrs Charles Hubbeu has visited her daughter, Mrs Jones. Mrs Jane Beardslee, is in failing health. Mr and Mrs F. W. Shelton spent Sun day with relatives in this place. At the last meeting of the Social Tern perance Union it was unanimously voted to continue the meetings for a while longer. The next meeting will be held Wednesday evening. May 5, at the home of S. T. Buckingham. Mrs C. E. Quick and Miss Fannie Quick were called to Easton on Sunday by the illness or Mrs Quick's fatner. JiMiss Lois Hawley has a new bicycle James reck has been quite in at Charles Judson's. r Nathan McDonald of Boston has been visiting with relatives here. t The new iron fence for the Law Cemetery has arrived and is being put in place by the contractors. The choirs of the Congregational and St Paul's churches are rehearsing for another praise service to be given about the middle of May. Mrs James Page is at the home of her daughter, Mrs Arthur Burr, in Daniel Farm. Mrs George Baldwin has been on the sick list." George Martin and Edwin Wheeler of Derby were guests at L. J. Wheeler on Sundav. Frank Wooster and son were out of town on Sunday. E. L. Laborie has begun work on h new house. Royal J. Birdseye let one of his fin black saddle horses to John G. Farnum of Derby, to ride at the Grant parade on Tuesday. LONG HILL- TOWN AND PERSONAL JOTTINGS. Mrs Lucy Nichols has been quite seriously sick suffering with a heart trouble. You can get the finest creamery but ter of Hurd, the merchant, for 23c pound. A drive in lamp chimneys small size four cents, large size 5 cents Miss Kate Hurd has been sick with bad throat. On account of some needed repairs to the dam the wat r was drawn off from the reservoir beside-the railway track this week. Mrs William Gabler has been on the sick list and Mrs Mary Peet has been caring for her. A. J. Canfield visited New York Tuesday to take part In the great Grant parade. Mr and Mrs David Hickey returned from (heir wedding trip, Saturday after noon. John French found a bundle of new blacksmith tools In the road, one night recently, evidently spilled out of some body's wagon. The owner can have the same by calling on Mr French. E. Middlebrook is having some repairs made to his house. Carpenter McCul lough of Bridgeport is assisting with the work. Rev J. H. James, secretary of the Connecticut Temperance Union, will de liver his celebrated illustrated temper-; ance lecture in the hall at 7.45 Friday evening, May 7. ' His fine stereopticon will be uBed. Admission free. Every oody invited. Collection for the Tem perance union. There will be a prayer meeting at Amariah Mallett's on Thursday evening, May 13. A large rally Is expected. As a part of the "Mercy and Help" work of the Junior League, the girls are about to meet as a sewing circle and make garments, and all the Juniors are to join in collecting clothing for Five Points Mission. The Juniors sang into the phonog apb with great success on the evening of April 16. i LYON'S PLAINS. PERSONAL JOTTINGS. Hiram McConkey has moved into Mrs Mills' place in Bradley viile. Albert Gerhardt of Greenfield is visit ing his parents, Mr and Mrs P. Gerhardt. Mr and Mrs C. Kemper have been visit ing Capt and Mrs C. W.Johnson. Thomas Tread well is delivering trees for the E. W. Fisk Nursery Co., Newark, N. J. Charles Salmon, who has had a bard touch of the grip, is out again. 8. R. Hoyt is seriously 111. Mrs E. Davis and daughter, Eva, of Davis Hill are visiting relatives in Long Ridge. Itjis expected that Josiah Williams is to move into his place on the Avenue. MONROE church NOTES. : On Sunday, May 9, Rev J. H. James, secretary of the Conn. Temperance Union, will speak in the Congregational mute and a postal card and send for our . catalogue of Baby Carriages. The Big 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 back-if-you-want-it" way of selling makes it safe. Free delivery to your near est railroad station. C. S. ANDREWS, V219 and 251 MAIN ST , DANBUBY, CONN -THE STERLING BROS CO- 346 Main Street, BEIDGEPOET, C0HN Laading House Furnishers. We are offering the following Special Prices on English Underglazed Dinner Sets, 100 Picees, $4-75; reduoed from $7 00. 112 Pieces. $5-50; reduced from $S 00. 115 Pieces, $6 00; reduced from $9 00. Your Choice of four Underglazed Decoration! in English Porcelain Toilet Sets, With Jar, $2-75; reduced from 84.00. Without Jar, $1,50; reduced from $2 00- It will pay any housewife to go a long distance, if necessary, to examine our stock of House - j furnishing Goods, when in need of anything in our line. The Sterling Bros. Co. church. In the evening he will give uie stereopticon lecture on "The problem of the age." Next Sundav morning. Mav 2. thp Communion will be observed in the Con gregational church. Mr Heacock and hia mission workers from New Milford will hold a meeting on Friday evening, April 30, in the church parlors. Rev Mr Sauer of White Hilis is also expected to be present. TASHTTA. PERSONAL CHAT. Rev and Mrs R. B. Whipple expect to attend the golden wedding of their uncle and aunt in Hartford, this week. A number of Tashua people attended the sociable at Osborn hall, Easton, last we?k. Master Fred Plumb of Nichols has visited his aunt, Mrs L. N. Mallett. Henry Uerbardt is sick witu the scar let fever at Mr Treadwell's. Master Reuben Whipple is taking violin lessons of F. suliiaan in Kaston Will Keller recently shot a coon weighing 17 pounds. Thirty years is a long time to fight so painful a trouble as piles, but Jacob Mitchell, of Unionville, Pa., struggled that long before he tried DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve, which quickly and perma nently cured him. It is equally effective in eczema and all skin affections. E. F. Hawley, Newtown; S. C. Bull, Sandv Hook: A. B. Blakeman, Botsford; B. Hawley & Co., Stepney. BRIDGEPORT. W It is rumored that the aluminum shop on the East Side is to start up in the near future. Our Neighbors. SOUTH BRITAIN. ; Truman Pierce hag his new barn raised ready to cover. i J. H. Baird, the enterprising miller, has built an addition to his mill for a itore room. J. H. Cassidy is fast selling out goods at cost to make room for new goods in his enlarged store. Jay Judaoo had the misfortune to sprain his thumb, last week, in Water bury. As he got off from the car he walked off the platform in the dark, spraining his thumb, Dr Cooley made him as comfortable s possible. Mr and Mrs C. A. Miilard of Weekee- peemee were at A. N. Bronson'soneday, last week. Mrs French of Ansonia was with her mother, Mrs John Lee, at H. T. Hicfeor, Monday and Tuesday this week." Miss Nellie Barnes is home sick. Charles Kemp and Isaac Wentch have sold their old tobacco to Carl Schover ling of New Milford delivering it last week Thursday. - Mr Kemp had two croos '93 and '94 and Mr Weufch ODe of '94. The price obtained was 10c. This about closes op the old tobacco here. R. H. Ford is slowly gaining. B. N. Treat has a cow with twin calves OXFORD. , CHURCH AND PERSONAL JOTTINGS. O. H. Butler passed the three first days of the week at his home in the Center. He returnedto hU duties In Hartford Wednesday. . Miss Bessie Cable 5has resumed her dancing school and will continue it lor a few weeks. Mrs Frost and daughter, Miss Ada, from Newark, N. J., have been visiting her sister, Mrs George Bassets in Red City. : vi;: John H. Hinman has been making a great improvement in his place below the Center by removing the old fence from in front and cleaning it op gener ally. He is now building an extensive and good hennery on the lot. Clayton C Sears has a new and re cently improved Crawford wheel and Dry Goods News. April 30.1897. SMITH, MURRAY &C0, -SUCCESSORS TO W. Barnum Building, Copeland Bros Old S tan d WMMMM Ml. i i ...... t- Prof C. H. R. Miller gives piano room, afternoon and evening. Be DBESS GOODS. Never space to tell all th news. We can merely point to a few Interesting Bpots where -.be prices are changed in your COLORED DRESS GOODS. 48-inch Silk and Wool Novelties, in the letul ing colors, reduced lroin 1.25 to 1.00. Stylish Scotch Fabrics, new mixtures and eflects, at 1.00 exceptional value. 43 inch Silk and Wool Novelties, desirable goods, at "5c, reduced from 1.00. New arrivals in 48 inch Covert Cloths in cadet blue, green and blue. Goblin blue and grpen, brown and green, etc, at $1 45-inch Canvas Cloth, in navy, green, brown etc, at75p and $7 l-3c. 40 Inch all wool Covert Cloth, best line of colors in town, at 75c. Silk and Wool Mixed Fancies, 25 new miix- tures at 50c aJditfd M-j irztth'. Lzplk'A ss"??K ffc SMITH, MURRAY & CO, BRIDGEPORT, connecting with 437 Main St., is U3ed exclusively for TRIMMED MILLINERY! iving us the Largest Space for Trimmed Goods in the City. We are making a specialty in Ladies we have many exclusive Millinery. MRS GEORGE DUNHAM, 437 Main St. and 88 Fairfield Ave., Bridgepors, Conn. Birdsey Sanford has a new Eagle There are now in town as many riders as there are m any place of its size and some of them are as expert as their city cousins. Mrs James Roberts has been visiting her sister in Bridgeport for a few days. Miss Mary Chatnela, who has attend ed school in New Haven through the winter, has returned to her home on Chestnut Iree Hill for the summer va cation. Mrs Jeannette Russell of Bradley yille, Middlebury, ia visiting her sister, Mrs Caroline Bronson. A. E. Johnson, who has been con ducting services in the Congregational church during the past winter, was or dained in the church here, last week U'hursdav- Many farmers have their potatoes and oats in the ground, but few gardens are planted, and there is time enough yet as the ground is not thoroughly warm. The shower, Monday night, was an acceptable one as the roads had become very dusty and the top of the ground dry. It must have been snow in the ir in the near vicinity as the breeze which Vegetable Preparation for As similating theTood and Regula ting the Stomachs and Bowels of PromotesDigestion,CheeTful nessandRest.Contains neither Opium.Morphme nor Mineral. Not NAhc otic. Jfarm Seed -. ttqntua sugar . ' A perfect Remedy for Constipa tion, Sour Stomach.Diarrhoea. Worms .Convulsions ,r everisrt ness and LOSS OF SLEEP. Tac Simile Signature of -m-- . - ! . EXACT COPT CP WRAPPER. B. HALL & CO., A ft . h i. .... recitals in our basement sales sure and come 45 inch Illuminated Covert C'oth, handsome goods, at 50c. Pattern Suits, no two alike, at 7 50. S.7 11.25,12.75, 15.90. COTTON DRESS STUFFS. So dainty arc some oi the newest cottons in labrics and printing that you'd half gua a lairy web had dropped on soma lair flower bed and the sun had khsed the colon through French and German Organdies, an immense asrtment, lite, i5c and 3:Jc a yard. Best quality Lappet Mnlls, Diiuiti s and Muslins, 12 l-2c a yard. A BIG EMBROIDERY BARGAIN. lO.OiiO yards Cambric Embroidery that's worth 12 l-2c to 15c a yard. Sale price Sc yd. See goods in window. C0JNN. Children's Trimmed Goods. For styles in Imported and Domestic succeeded Tuesday morning was as cold as if blowing from Iceland. Sprvices during the next month are to be held in th Epi-copal church at UO afternoons and 7.30 evening. In the church at the Farms the hour will be II a. m. In Litchfield County. NEW MILFORD. NOirrnviLLE and victxitt. We are glad to state that Nelson Kin ney has purchased the land belonging to the Lawrence estate. Mr Kinney U an enterprising farmer and wili improve the property, wblch is sadly run down by neglect. Cliff rd Lyon spont over Sunday at hi home here. Rev Messrs Luddiogton, Braman and Sauer took a pleasure trip to this place, last week, calling on friends and spend ing the night at W. C. Hine. Rev Mr Evans preached in exchange with Mr Ramsay on Sunday last. SEE THAT THE FAC-SIMILE SIGNATURE OR IS ON" THE - r WRAPPER OF EVEEY : V BOTTLE OP Outaria la pst np in eiw-dzs lottlet only. It ia not sold la bulk. Dos't allow aayana to hII yon anything els on the pies r promias thut it is "jnit as good" and "will answer erery jror poM." -Bee that 70a gat C-A-S-T-O-&-I-A. t Thtfu- to. (x-rrjo772rJs? ! ill ty u .... - - iiSTi