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THE NEWTOWN BEE.
NEWTOWN, FBIDAY. APRIL 30.
ItHTTAST 1, 18SS,
A. F. Clarke in Honolulu.
HE ARRIVED IN NEWTOWN, LAST WEEK,
AFTER A VISIT TO CENTRAL AMERICAN
CITIES AND THE SANDWICH ISLAUD8.
DELIGHTED WITH THE CLIMATE OF
HONOLULU WHAT HE SAYS ABOUT
THE ANNEXATION FEVER IN HONOLULU.
A. F. Clarke arrived 1b Newtown, last
week, having been absent on a trip to the
Sandwich Islands about four months.
I galled from New York on January
11, for Colon, pas ivg over the Panama
railway, to Panama, a distance of 47
miles. The railway follows the line of
the canal, and thousands of dollars' worth
of dismantled machinery was observed
along the route of the canal. About 1500
men are still employed on the canal. At
Panama he passed four days, and on the
voyage to San Francisco stops were made
at San Jose, San Bias, Acapuloo, Mazat
lan and other points.
Mr Clarke remained at San Francisco
12 days and on February 26 he sailed for
Honolulu, where he arrived March 2.
This he found a bustling city of 50,000,
haviDg the air of an American town. The
business men and whites appear satisfied
with the provisional government. He
found the annexation sentiment strong
in the island, and tbe businass men of
Honolulu are hopeful it may be bronght
about. There are about 30,000 Japanese
on tbe island, and there is a considerable
feeling of distrust with this element.
Japan is believed to have an eye on this
group of islands with a view of some day
assuming their control.
While at Honolulu, Mr Clarke met
President Dole of the provisional govern
ment, several times. He describes him
as a pleasant man socially and very pop
ular among the people. The climate he
speaks of as simply perfect, the tempera
ture ranging from 70 to 80 the year
'round. Tbe plantations on the island
are largely rnn by American capital.
On tbe return trip from San Francisco,
Mr Clarke come by the Union Pacific, the
Chicago and Northwestern and the Mich
igan Central. He expects to pass the
summer in Newtown, which he regards,
of course, as one of the most delighfful
country towns on the American conti
nent. Mrs James N. Lake of Brldgeport.pass
ed Sunday with her son at Lake George.
Mr and Mrs L. M. Hawley of Danbury
were guests at Mrs M. E. Botsford's at
Lake George, on Sunday.
Miss S. A. Camp has accepted a posi
tion in a graded school at Terryville.
Hawleyvllle friends have raised a sub
stantial purse for Mrs Benjamin May
nard, whose husband was recently killed
by tbe cars, and on last week Tuesday
Station Agent James, In behalf of tbe do
nors, presented ber with about 945, some
of it In cash and the balance in needful
household supplies. This generous act
is a credit to the good people of Hawley
vllle, and was heartily appreciated by the
recipient of tbe gift.
Thomas F. Blake has brought suit
against his father, Patrick Blake of Han
over district, claiming $5000 for services
during a period of 12 years. Patrick
Blake is a man of about 60 years of age,
and is supposed to be worth 810,000 or
more. He has a farm of some 200 acres
In Hanover. Since his son left him be
has rented his farm to a party In Bridge
water. Messrs Beecher & Canfleld ap
pear for Thomas F. Blake.
Mrs Allison P. Smith and daughter,
Miss Hbz jI, are visiting Mrs.Smith's par
ents, Mr and Mrs F. S. Hazen, in Spring
Rev and Mrs Linsley have been in
New York, this week, and saw tbe great
parade on Tuesday.
A son was born to Mr and Mrs Lester
Coleman on Sunday, the 25tb.
Mr and Mrs Samuel Wunderlich are
tbe haj py parents of a daughter, born on
Personal the gentleman who an
noyed the congregation last Sunday by
continually coughing will find instant
relief by uelrg One Minute Cough Cure,
a speedy and harmless remedy for throat
and lung troubles. E. F. Hawley, New
town; S. C. Bull, Sandy Hook; A. B
Blakeman, Botsford ; B. Hawley & Co.,
Harry Mason took in tbe big parade in
New York on Tuesday.
When the spring time comes, "gentle
Annie," like all other sensible persons,
will cleanse the liver and renovate the
system with De Witt's Little Early
Risers, famous little pills for the liver
and stomachh all the year around. E. F.
Hawley, Newtown; S. C. Bull, Sandy
Hook; A. B. Blakeman; Botsford; B
Hawley & Co., Stepney. .
It was ex-President Harrison who
said, "A cheap coat makes a cheap man,"
and it is equalled In its absurdity by the
notion that painting a house with cheap
dalnts is economy. "The best Is the
cheapest," is as true as it is trite. The
best and most economical paints for all
buildings are Masury's paints. No oth
er paints cover tne suriace so well or
wear half so long. It saves 25 per cent
on cost of painting and gives a better
and more economical result for all ex
terior and Interior painting, they are un
paralleled for beauty and durability,
3end for sample card of beautiful shades
to Harry Elder, 444 Water street,Bridge
port. ' ' " ' . "
Croup and whooping cough are child
hood's terrors ; but like pneumanla
bronc'sltls, and other throat and lung
troubles, can be quickly cured by using
Oae Minute Cough Cure. E. F. Hawley,
Newtown; 8. C Bull, Sandy Hook; A
B. Blakeman, Botsford B. Hawley &
Co., Stepney. ' '
In Fairfield County . .
BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES
The srciable at the' hall, Tuesday
evenlDg, April 20, was one of the most
successful ever held there. Tie pro
gram was interesting and well rendered.
Among others, the drama, "Four Cele
brated Characters," the tableaux, "The
Gypsies Warning," the male quartette,
the solo by Mr Weeks, and F. L. Wheel
er's gramophone selections were much
appreciated. The farce, "The Train to
Manro," also elicited much applause.
About 130 were present and the receipts
at the door were 13.75. Tbe program
was as follows :
Instrumental duet, Misses Evelyn Banks
and Alice Lyon.
Recitation, Miss Lora Clarke.
Gramophone selections, F. L. Wheeler.
Solo, Miss Mud E. Bowdy.
Drama, "Four Celebrated Characters," Cin
derails. Sleeping Beauty, Gold Spinner, Red
Riding Hood, represented by Misses Florence
Candee, Alice Lyon, Evelyn Banks and Min
Solo and chorus, Mrs Sherwood, Mrs Lyon,
Mi Gillette, Mr Banks.
Gramophone, Mr Wheeler.
Tableaux, The Gypsies Warning," Miss
Maud Bowdy, Mrs John Wheeler, S. D. Powell
Solo, Rev W. M. Weeks.
Recitation, "Entertaining Sister's Bean,"
Miss Minnie Sherwood.
Male quartette, Messrs J. 8. Tyler, W. A.
Sherman, G. S.Gillette and G.J. Banks.
Gramophone, Mr Wheeler.
Farce, "The train to Manro," Nellie
Wheeler, 8. D. Powell, Wlllard Gillette
A QUAIL STORY.
Liet Friday, as Miss Georgia Dayton
was passing tbe Baptist church,' she was
surprised to see two quails, which fl iw
straight against the church and fell to
the ground. Miss Dayton picked the
birds up and found that one was dead,
and the other stunned. They were large
and plump. Tbe circumstance was so
unufual that it seemed worthy of men
The appraisal of the estate of tbe late
Ernest V. Swartz, deceased, amounts to
$2,000 on the real estate and $596 55 on
tbe personal property, making a total of
George J. Banks has set in order the
cabinet organ of Ambrose Marsh.
Gould & Jennings have the foundation
laid for an addition to the south of their
Els worth Andrews, ever alert to farm
ing, has his crops nearly all in and is get
ting ready to plant corn.
There will be no services at Christ
church next Sunday.
The people of Congregational church
are invited to meet on the church green
Saturday afternoon, and all who may
find it convenient are invited to bring a
tree in order that new trees may take tbe
place of the old ones recently cut down.
Mrs James Ward recently returned
from a week's visit with her sister and
father in Hartford.
John D. Ward is kept busy all day at
the steam saw mill since he was appoint
ed overseer by Mr Bailey of all the saw
ing and carting at the mills. He has
also five or six men boarding at his house,
Mrs Charles Silliman is entertaining
for a few days, Miss Emily Burroughs,
of Long Hill.
Friends of tbe family of LewlB Good'
sell are pained to hear of his severe ill
Charles Silliman spent a few days the
past week in New Haven, calling on Mr
Ayer and Mr Merritt, and other friends,
M. E. Banks has bought a car load of
ashes and they have been carted this
week from Stepney Depot hy his men to
enrich Maplewood farm.
Hugh McCullum is to renovate and flx
up in modern style the Clarissa Silliman
place, this summer. He also has work
to do for Mrs Edwards, Charles Silliman
and J. L. Perry.
ANNUAL MEETING OF CHRIST CHURCH.
At the annual meeting of Christ church
parish, held last Monday evening,- tbe
following named officers were elected
for tbe ensuing year: Senior warden,
Walter Wilcoxsen ; junior warden, John
E. Holmes ; clerk, C. F. Jud son ; treas
urer, L. H. Todd; vestrymen,; Alfred
Burritt, William Nash, G. H. Booth,
Charles Wilcoxsen, L. H. Tood, C. F.
Judson, C. B. Curtis, F. F. Wells, E. J.
Spall, F. H. Allen, Gilbert Edwards,
David Coe, B. H. Merrick and George
T. Jewell. Charles Wilcoxsen and G. H.
Booth were cbosen as delegates to the
convention, with J. E. Holmes and Da
vid Coe as substitutes.
NO WINK BOTTLES BROKEN OVER THIS
Capt Charles Crane's new boat was
launched from Bidell's ship yard, last
Thursday afternoon, in the presence of
quite a crowd of people. Tbe usual ser
vices attending a launching were some
what varied. Instead of breaking a bot
tle of wine oyer the bows, as the vessel
entered the water, the captain's daugh
ter broke a battle of sea water and the
pastor of the Advent church of Bridge
port preached a short and appropriate
sermon, suitable to the occasion.
A business meeting of the Y. P. S. C.
E. of tbe Methodist church, was held
last week at the home of Mr and Mrs
George Carey. .
Miss Carrie Eurele has yisited friends
in New Haven.
Tbe Goodrich wagon show pitched its
tents In town last week and gave a very
good performance.; The prices of ad
mission are . low and the performers are
quite equal to some seen In more preten
tious shows. ,
' The river fUhermen are watching and
expecting tbe arrival .of the usual spring
run of shad. Tbe season promises to be
The cold weather of last week Tues
day and Wednesday did very serious
damage to tbe fruit trees and early vege
tables in this vicinity.
. Mr and Mrs W. O. Brown entertained
a party of friends at a fish dinner at
Minor Smith's, last week Tuesday even
ing. Guests from Seymour, New Haven,
Bridgeport and this place were present.
MUs Palmer, one of the teachers Id
tne graded school, was suddenly sum
moned to br borne in Ogdensburg, N
"Connecticut's Big Store."
from all over the State, the City of New Haven is getting ready a royal welcome for you
Special Train Services, Theatrical Entertainments, Store Expositions, etc. are all in active
preparation. Speaking for ourselves, we tender you the "Fete Day Hospitality" of Conn
ecticut's Big Store." The most comprehensive arrangements for your accommodation and
convenience will be provided. The store will be richly and appropriately flagged and deco
rated for the occasion. A special series of interesting exposition and attractive sights (of
which some are printed below) will be given.
Booths of the Nations.
A colony of miniature marts, each one representing some
and decorated in its national
an attendant attirea in tne correct national costume.
Industrial Expositions :
A Cake Bakery.
Health Food Cookery.
Manufacture of Jellies.
Health-Tonic Sample Distribution.
A Miniature Pottery.
for the Day.
Quick Luncheon Counters.
Soda Water Fountains.
Special Cloak Room
CARNIVAL BARGAIN FEATURES.
Ladies, to vou especially, the expressed object of "Merchants Carnival" is to prove posi-
:ively that New Haven is New
Store's" long, big bargain-list of
Y., last week, on account of the serious
Illness of her sister.
Miss Hall, at one time a teacher in the
graded school, has recently visited friends
Misses Helen and Ethel Curtis, daugh
ters of the late Frederick Curtis, a for
mer Stratford boy, and brother of Charles
B. and Robert W. Curtis, of this town,
have purchased the house on lower
Main street built a few years since by
Benjamin Holmes on what is known as
the Betsey Strattou lot. Mr Holmes has
one lot remaining, on which it Is re
ported he Is soon to build another house.
C. Eugene Seardsley and family have
moved into Mrs W. H. Curtis' house on
William Twiss and family are to oc
cupy the S. W. Beardsley house on
W. B. Randall, who has been living in
the Curtis place on King street, has re
moved to the house formerly occupied
by Mr Hodges, in the upper part of tbe
town. It is reported that he has ap
plied for a liquor license.
Rev E. G. Fullerton, of the Park street
Congregational church, Bridgeport,
preached at Oronoque last Wednesday
day evening. Rev J. S. Ives of the
Stratford Congregational church was
Rev J. S. Ives united In marriage
Miss Bertha Gabler and George C. Ly
ons, at the house of Mr and Mrs Stiles
Smith, on Barnutn avenue, one evening
last week, in the presence of a large
number of the friends of the contrac
ting parties. A large delegation from
Evening Star lodge, D. of R., was pres
Principal Corlew feels greatly en
couraged by the interest manifested In
the Mothers' Meeting, which was held
one afternoon last week. Supt Deane
of Bridgeport gave a very interesting ad
dress and Mrs Brown sang.
Mrs Minor Smith, who has been living
in Newtown tor some time back, paid
her husband a visit at bis well known
hotel a few days since, and made things
hum until taken away by some of her
friends. She is reported to have pretty
colors, selling the wares produced in that country; served by
I "France" Booth.
Connecticut's Clock Kiosk.
Arms and Decorations of the State.
RECEPTION - RESTAURANT.
England's shopping place par
savings shall do the utmost
nearly cleaned the place out of both fur
niture and inmates.
Rev Joel S. Ives has oflered the mis
sion people, who are holding services in
Booth's block, the use of the Congrega
tional lecture room for their services.
"Mr Bob," the play given in the Town
hall for benefit of tbe truck company,
was well attended, and gave satisfaction
to all present.
Mrs and Mit,a Ely have returned from
New York and will occupy their place
on Stratford avenue, this summer.
William H. Curtis is now manager for
Charles A. Plumb, Jr., and J. J.Ne
ville opened a new flsh market in the old
library building last week.
Mrs Charles .B. Silliman is still seri
ously 111, but Dr Wright of Bridgeport
and Dr Lewis the attending physicians,
both think she has a chance for recov
ery, unles) other complications occur.
Her sister, Helen Birdseye Curtis, who
came home to spend ber Easter vacation,
will not return to Wellesley college the
present term, she thinking it her duty to
remain with her si3ter during ber ill
ness. . . .
William Nash has been very ill but is
reported as better. Mr Nash is one of
the old men of the town, and has al
ways been a very active and energetic
Charles J. Hughes of Bridgeport has
recently place d a very neat monument
In the Putney cemetery for the late Ev
erett Wheeler and family. Marble bead
stones were standing at the graves but
Fred Wheeler, of Meriden, one of the
( sons, thought it best to put up some-
I thing more substantial and gave Mr
Hughes the order. The monument bears
the names of Everett Wheeler, his wife
and all his children. It is a very sub
stantlal structure and will probably
stand for centuries.
PETERSOS BOUND OVER.
In the court of George J. Banks, jus
tice of the peace, held at Bright's hall
on Tuesday, the 13th, at 10 o'clock a. m.,
Peter Peterson was bound over to the
ecticu t's B ig Store."
nation. Each one draped
"China, Japan" Booth.
Booth. "Germany" Booth.
Spectacular Attractions :
America's Largest Picture.
(Future Emperor of India.)
Ladies' Withdrawing Room.
Special Carnival Decorations.
India-Ceylon Tea Kiosk.
With Souvenir Cup and Saucer Distribution.
Shower of Roses.
Summer Drink Dispensary.
Babies' Waiting Room.
excellence. "Connecticut 's Big
credit to "Merchants Carnival.
NEW HAVEN, CONN.
Superior Court for trial. The charge
was assault with intent to kill, upon the
person of Hanford Lyon, an aged man,
who appeared in court with the marks
made by the desperado on his face.
Elmer E. Smith is building a roof over
the balcony on the second floor and will
enclose it with windows, making a con
venient place for flowers.
Ambrose Marsh has been laid up for
two weeks with rheumatism. He was
out on crutches, last Saturday.
George B. Gregory is building an addi
tion to the rear of his house to be used
for a kitchen and chamber.
BREEZV NOTES FROM A BUST CITT.
Smith & Murray, ever awake to the
interest of their patrons, engaged Prof
Miller, the celebrated pianist, and his
concerts, last week, were a source of
much pleasure to his hearers. The store
was made as attractive as possible and
patrons had a chance to view many new
The prevailing color, violet, was ad
mirably displayed in the decorations of
one of flowland & Co.'s windows, last
weetc. It was wuiy lermea -ymmcv
window" and the display consisted of the
latest Derfumei and soap by the leading
perfumers. It caused a good deal of
praise to be given to this enterprising
firm and to their window designer. .
Sundav the season opened formally and
the parks were crowded with bicyclists
and pedestrians. The Traction company
ran open cars and did a thriving business.
' Miss Sadie Bates of New London was
the guest of Mrs Minnie Middlebrooks,
last week. .
Edward Liefield, of the Pembroke
laundry, who bas lived in the Parrott
block on Fairfield avenue, for the past
three years, will soon move with his fam-
11 v to pleasant apartments on Center
. C. A. French and P. Simon of Danbury i
went to Brooklyn to-day to give an ex I
hihition of the Bridgeport Fire Extin.
zulsber. at the Brooklyn navy yard.
They were sent for by request and will
compete with a Philadelphia apparatus
Mr Simon is treaeurer of tbe Bridgeport
BIGr SHOE BARGAINS. -
We've too large a stock, and in order to unload
quickly we shall sell for the next two weeks :
Ladies' Russet and Black Oxfords at 49c
Ladies' House Slippers at 10a-
Ladies' Shoes, all sizes, at 75c
Girls' Russet or Black Shoes, sizes 1 1 to 2. at 69c-
Girls' Oxfords and Strap Sandals at 50c-
Children's Pat- Tip Spring Feel Button, 5 to 8 at 35c ; 9 to 11 at 45c-
Infants' Russet or Black Shccsi sizas 0 to 6, at 22c-
Boys' School Shoes at 79c-
Boys' Dress Shoes at 89c.
Men's Dress and Working Shoes at 99s-
Men's Russet, Black and Patent Leather Oxfords at 99c-
All other goods which
stock of reliable footwear at same low prices.
KFMail Orders promptly and accurately
C. H. BENNETT SHOE CO.,
Fp ysa jjlJ
JESS1 uaf 0 lII
Take the Lead as CROP PRODUCERS.
Formula A, for Potatoes, Corn and General Use. Formula
B, for Tobacco. Formula C,
Top Dressing and Grass. Send
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114 CHURCH STREET,
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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 our stock including the Imperial Chilled.
This fence comes any size or height- It is very easily put up and
does excellent service- Drop in our store and see it before you
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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 anytmng in iiaraware, jrami, Lieaa, uu,
Glass, Bope, Twine, Baskets or Asbestos Goods? We are head
quarters for everything in these lines; Also BicycleB and Bicycle
Sundries- Store open Mondsy and Saturday evenings.
PLUMB HARDWARE CO., 452 Main Street,
T. H.llJW3kI31ir & CO.'S
a n.T,tafnrmiwBr Chilled. Svracuse. National. Tankee and Mead's Chilled
Syracuse, National, I ankee and Mead's Chilled Plows. Thompson's Grass
Seeder, the Monarch Steel Weeder, Aspinwall Potato Planter, Wheel and
Steel Tooth Harrows, Adriance Buckeye Mower, Tiger Horse Rakes, Bollard
Hav Tedders; also General Hardware, Manufacturers' Supplies, Machinists
and Carpenters xoois- iau ana sea
Barb, Plain and Poultry -Wire;
Fresh Garden Seeds and
- IEEL7 JDXJL(D1TID 5c SOIT'S,
Opposite Fountain, Bethel, Conn.
And all the latest reading in hooks and magazines give us
H. H. JACKSON,
364 MAIN STREET,
Grand Exhibit and Sale of Trimmed and Untrimmed Millinery for Easter
wear; also Large Assortment of Children's and Misses' Hats- New Styles
and Novelties received every day.
W. E. HALLIGAN, 396 llain St, Bridgeport.
comprise this immense
Ailed- Satisfaction guaranteed, S
Superphosphate. Formula E,
for Circulars and full informa
for all farmers to give these
NEW HAVEN, CONN.
us uiu wo wj-u. yicaoo jfuu.
St., Bridgeport, Ct.
Planet, Jr. goods. Pure and
General Hardware at
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