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suam uvuc By Offering the most powerful bargains that was ever given by any Erst class Dry Goods House in this conntry. Everything reduced for Carnival Day. Out-of-town people and city people will enjoy the fruits of our offerings. All are cordially and earnestly invited to be present. II popularity of store economy of prices, variety and quality of stock, lend charms to pur chasers, our store will be crowded beyond its great capacity. We have prepared a special menu for our customers to eat as well as buy, and all who purchase $5 worth or more from us during the hours of 8 o'clock A. M. to 5.30 P. M. will receive a ticket for A GOOD DINNER! Between the hours of 12 M.to 6 Roast Ice Cream LACKS. Oriental Laces lor Neck and Sloevea in cream and butter, i l ie yd, worth 25c. Cream Silk lioleroa 1180, worth 1 50 to Children' Lawn Bonneta 26c each, worth toe to 75o. Ladlea' SwUa embroidered IlaiidkerchiefH, always sold at itto to Stfo. Special 12 l-2o. And a thousand and one other offerings equally as cheap. Jdles Fast Black Hennsdort dye, double solo beel and toe. It 12o ;pr. 25c quality an J others Irom tic to 50c pr. Ladles' jersey Ribbed Vests In White and Kern 8o, regular luo quality and others troin So to 75o each. Ladles' S clasp White Embroidered Kid Oloves.sue worth ill. Ladles' 4 button Embroidered back Kid Gloves, In all shades, worth 1 at 09o. Ladles' button embroidered back Kid Gloves, white, tan, mode, butter, reds and black, worth 1.80 at 98o pr. I button Lisle thread Gloves, 29c worth 48o. SOUVENIR ! The AMERICAN QUEEN This store again demonstrates its position a the olty's toremoat establishment and will present each visitor on Merchants' Day with a copy ol the American queen, a Journal ot Fashion and oontalns the highest, newest happenings In the Woman' World. The American Queen will be one of the features to carry home. Thar will be others, la prices. In goods, and In special value. Register for the monthly publication and ask tor particulars. MILLINKBT. Mpeolal price tor Merchants' Day only. W would desire all visitor to visit our Millinery Dept. where a great saving ot mon ey 1 assured. It 1 well known In this city the advantage by trading here. (4 Trimmed Hats for 1JW. S Trimmed Hats lor 9.98. Trimmed Hats tor 8.96. Yon can save nearly hall on our Paris Trim med Bat or Bonnet : Feathers, Flower, Blcyel Hats Untrimmed Hate, Bailor Hat. Children' Hats. CLOAK BOOH. Special Price tor Merchants' Day only. U1TS We shall show the largest assortment of Ladies' Tailored Suits, ready to wear lor the benefit ot oot-ol-town patron Carnival Day. Price will be less than cost ot material m many Instance. i.J, 6.9, 10 to, IS 60. Suit buyer invited to ln pect the Mew Shade and Style. Special prloes tor Merchants' Day only. COATS AND JACKETS. Ths greatest Coat bargains ever shown la Tana, Black, Plum, Green and Blue, plain or taffeta, (iK lined, finished in the richest man aer. very great attraction at .. S 99. 98. Jacket buyers, these prices are veritable bargains. Special Prices tor Merchants' Day only. SEPARATE DRESS BKIBTS. W shall show suoh aa assortment of ready to wear Ores Skirt that will astound Con aeotloat oa Merchants' Day. Prices hardly 834-840 CHAPEL STREET, nfyro WILL CELEBRATE P. M. at Frances' Ladies' and Gents' Dining Booms, 825 Chapel St., opposite tho New Store. Tlx ILvIE2sr"Cr Is aPoHo-ws: Vegetable Soup Olives Fish Oyster Patties Roast Lamb Chicken Fiicassee Entree Beef Mint Sauce Vegetables Stewed Corn Pastry and Boiled Potatoes Desserts Strawberry Short Cake or Mince Pie Coffee. Apple, Squash Tea and cov.r the cost of material, and remember, our skirts, whether 1 or (2 are all eoaally as well made at 85c, 1.98, 2 08, 3.98 to Special prices for Merchants Day only. SI LK AND COTTON WAISTS Such an assortment not seen outside me tropolitan stores. Carnival Day we shall make two special bargains In Cotton Waists. 39c, 88C. Silk Waists 2.69, 4.98. Special prices ior Merchants' Day only. COTTON UNDERWEAR AND COR8ET8. Our Muslin Underweai Dept. is well known throughout Connecticut and mall order tor our Corsets come lrom every hamlet and town, It Is, therefore, unnecessary to name any special article lor Carnival Day .but some good bargains will be offered. DRESS GOODS. It Is a well knewn tact our Dress Good Dept Is the most desirable and most popular dept ot Its kind In Conn. We show the large- est stock add the finest assortment, and make the lowest prices, consistent with quality, in this country. From 10c a yard to 1.60 or even $S a yard.' Our oflerlngs are superb. It would be fool ishness to try and get as good valne else where. It would be waste ot time end mon ey. SILKS. Our Silk Counter Is named the New Haven Silk Store because It contains all that's good and cheap. IS per cent saved by trading her from 19c to $3 SO. We show a line ot bilks that'll do yon good to look at them. WORTH REMEMBERING. We are the store chosen by the State grange to trade In, hence It would be well to bring your tickets with you and receive the benefits derived therefrom. An enormous purchase ot Laos Curtain and Portieres. A grand list of marvelous value on tale tor your especial benefit the most unique patterns and beautifully illus trated design ever shown. Space be It ever so large can but little explain the magnifi cent offerings displayed. Lace Curtains from 49o to $39. Lace Curtains worth SI now 69o pair. Lace Curtain worth $1.78 now $1 pair Lace Curtain worth $3 now 1 95 pr. Portiere worth SM now 1.98 pr. Portiere worth 10.50 now 6.69 pr. Swiss Embroidered Muslins for Sash and Long Curtain Worth 26c at 12 l-2o. Many other bargains in Curtains and Window Shade you should not pass. RIBBONS- Special for Merchants' Day only. Gorgeous display ot the season' latest tads and idea. All Silk 4 In Taffeta Ribbons in Greens, pur- plea, Cardinal and Navy. Other desirable shade. A regular 19c Millinery Ribbon, Carnival visitor get it at U 1-So yd. ISO piece only 1 1 4 in- Fancy edge Moire Bibbona in good shade, have sold thousand of yard at 8c yd. Carnival visitor price do yd. Special for Merchants' Day only. BASEMENT. House Furnishing. Do not forget to visit this dept. Make a note ot some household necessaries required. Our price will aston ish yon, we ask so little her. We will ex press tree ot charge, as worth et good. ATlo EACH. Tea Strainer, Coffee Strainer, Bird Cage Springs, Flower Seed pkgs. EWEN MCINTYEE Butter Plates, Glasses. AT 2c EACH. Stove Lifters, Tooth Pick, box. Glass Sauce Dishes, Laundry Soap. AT Sc EACH. Shelf Brackets, Soap Shaker, Sterling Metal Polish, Pototo Masher, Quart Pails, Sauce Pans, Besides a large and desirable display of Dinner and Tea Services, Lamp, Jardlneres Kitchen Ware and Toilet Sets. MEN'S FUKN1SHINGS. Here are only a tew of the many great val ues we shaU offer. Special price for Merchant' Day only. Men' Jersey Ribbed Balbriggan Under wear, the 60c quality. These will be 29c a garment. Men' two thread seamless half hose in fast Black and Tan shades. Three pair lor 25c. Men's medium weight wool Underwear, Tan colors the $1 quality. These will be 59o a garment. Men and Women's English Gloria Umbrella paragon frames, fast black. These will be 50c each. Men's 60c Suspenders. These will be 25o each. LINENS, COTTONS, PRINTS, QUILTS. Special prices for Merchants' Day only. $1 Crochet Bed Spread at 75c. 1.50 Crochet Bed Spread at only $1. SI Marseilles Spread at 1.48. Special price for Merchants' Day. 37 l-8o Cream Damask atSSo. 60c Cream Damasx at SSo. ' 75c Cream Damask at 50c. 1.25 n in Bleached Damask in beautiful pat tern, Carnival Day 75c. Special price for Merchants' Day. 1000 dozen Towels from Sc to 60c each. PRINTS AND LAWNS. So Printed Summer Challies at I l-3o yd. 6e Furniture Print at S 1-So. 10c Outing Flannel at So. So Apron Gingham at S 34 PARASOLS. Special price lor Mediants' Day. Ladies' all 811k Parasol, white Pongee. Usual rrice 1.76. $3, 2.60. Merchants' Say price, SI, 1.25. 1.48. Ladle' Black Servla Silk Parasols, usual price I SO, 1.75,1.26; Merchants' Day price $L IS. LEO Large variety Children' parasols at 250. NOTIONS. Special prices for Merchant' Day. ATlo. Pins, Spool 811k, Hump Hook and Eyes,hair Pins, Tapes, Hair Curlers, Thimbles, Darner. AT So. Bottle Perfume. 6 yd Bone Casing, Tooth Powder, Skirt Braid, Tooth Brushes, Hair Pins, Drew Shield, Dress Stay. Mucilage, Crochet Silks, Darning Cotton, 00 inch Tape Mea- ure. 30 sheet good paper with envelope only So. Thousand of other every day articles et this department at little price. & CO., NEW HAVEN, CONN. THE NEWTWN BEE. NEWTOWN, FRIDAY, APRIL 30. CIRCULATION: 1883. January 1, Last Week, 610 8100 Litchfield County News. WASHINGTON. THE SWEDISH CONGREGATION ALISTS . The Lutheran minister was at Bristol two days, last week, in attendance upon their monthly convention. There has been a three days' mission- ary meeting at the Swedish Congrega tional church. Their pastor, Rev Mr Borg, was installed on Sunday after noon. A missionary from Alaska spoke on Tuesday evening. Wilbur T. Kilbourn and family spent the day In New Milford, last Saturday. Mrs Earle Buckingham came home, last Saturday evening. Edgar Calhoun of Waterbury is at his farm on Calhoun street. Mrs A. C.Titus is confined in the house with rheumatism. E. G. Clark visited the Wallingford Masonic home, last week, and was much pleased with the manner in which it was conducted under the management of Charles Buckingham and wife. The last meeting of the Women's club was held at the Gunnery hall on Thurs day evening. Mrs Carter and Mrs Dr Ford went to Bridgeport to attend the state meeting of the literary societies last week. Four ladies were appointed to prepare a program for the coming year, Mrs William Hickox, Mrs Ford Seeley, Mrs John Brinsmade and Mrs Angell. Miss Maud Cross of Brooklyn is a guest at Henry Foulois'. Ernest Black and father and Mr Pop penseik went to New York to attend the dedication of the Grant monument on Tuesday. The concert by the blind was well at tended, last week Wednesday. Mrs George Richards is with her sis ter, Mrs Julia Richards, for a few weeks' before opening her house in Litchfield. A reception was given at Frank Wood ruff's on Tuesday evening to George Watts and bride. The railroad company have commenced distributing ties at various places where they are needed. They are employing an extra force of men. Dayton Durley and Nels Peterson are among the number. The school committee have made im provements about the Romford school house. They have bought more land so that the children may have room Jin which to play. NEW MILFORD. THE BIG FIRE AT STILL RIVER. Monday evening about 9 o'clock the whistle of the Bridgeport Wood Finish ing Co., blew an alarm of fire at their works. The paint department and stor age building of paint materials, together with the shipping office were burned to the ground and a large quantity of paints ready for shipment were destroyed. By plenty of hard work and by the assist ance of plenty of help, the fire was kept to this one building which was fortunate Indeed, and it being situated so closely to the large main building, it seems al most a miracle that it was saved from the elements. The railroad bridge, cross ing Still river, -was set on fire and dam aged slightly. Agent Theodore F. Piatt at New Milford was aroused from his slumbers and he went down to see about the safety of the night trains in crossing over the bridge. After some delay and Blight repairs the trains crossed over in safety and all trains are running as sual. i n is are makes the tbird one in town within the last five weeks and it ba?got to be an old saying, and gener ally believed by many, that fires and ac cidents go by threes before there is a long lull in time between tbem. It is hoped that we may be spared for a long spell before being obliged to give an ac count of more of like nature. THE MERRY ALL DISTRICT. Miss Emeline Good spent Sunday at her home here, much to the pleasure of her many friends. J. H. Hall, Sr., is recovering from the mumps. Mrs ueorge KODerts moves to Torring- ton, this week, where her husband is em ployed in a brass mill. our spring term oi scnooi is c&ugnt dv the same teacher, Egbert Morehouse. Merton feet nas a new carriage. Miss Minnie Peet furnished a fine col lection of potted plants for the Easter exercises in the chapel. Clarence Hendricks has a bicycle. Mr and Mrs S. Waldron were at Mr Ives', Sunday ; also Minnie Pomeroy at ner brother's. HURRY UP THE TROLLEY. Farmers are very busy with their spring work which somewhat interferes with tne merchants, as trie teams are kept busy and the families can't come to town every day. Just wait till we get the trolley line built from here to the Lake which will stop some of this keep ing folks at home. Gentlemen, hurry up tne trolley t DEATH OF MRS ROYAL BUCKINGHAM Mrs Royal Buckingham, whose health has been somewhat impaired for -many years, died at her residence on South Main street, Sunday night lat. The fu neral was on Wednesday. Her age was 70 years. Rev Mr Plumb of St John's church officiated. Tuesday morning, and in fact Monday evening, we experienced a sudden change in tne weather nere. Tne wind blew hard and it rained quite heavily Monday night and Tuesday morning, snow flakes attracted our attention. Over coats were needed by most everyone. The New Milford cornet band fair which commenced on Monday "f last week and came to a close this week Monday night, has been fairly well at tended and tbeir patrons have been pleas ingiy entertained by tbeir various exni bitions. Their receipts have not been as large as formerly which we regret. Mrs Mary Hine, relict of the late Ed ward Hine of this place, died on Friday night last. The funeral was on lues day this week, Rev Father Crowley offl elating. Tne wore or building the new reser voir for the New Milford Water Co John .Lane & son contractors, la pro greasing nicely and they are having fine weather which they are improving in fine style. Isaac Godfrey, a veteran soldier of the rebellion, 1861 to 1865, died Sunday night last at the residence of Henry Souie in Long Mountain linnet. The Bristol Phenlx, of Bristol, R. I one of the brightest semi-weeklies of which we have any knowledge, seems to be experiencing a veritable cyclone of prosperity, uwmg co a genuine demand for Increased advertising space, it has been enlarged, from a twenty-four to a twenty-eight column paper. Its pub- usuers, me Messrs Farraiiy Brothers, wm piease accept our congratulation Westerly Tribune. Rev Mr Gilbert has visited at Carlysle, Pa. He also attended the Methodist conierence. Ueorge E. Ferris began work, this weeir, at nis brick yard, of which R. F. Maxfield is the superintendent. Mr Fer ris turns out some 800,000 brick In the course of the season. George E. Ferris was at South Norwalk on Monday. WATERT0WN- OAKVILLE AND VICINITY. Mrs Charles Bradley has been quite sick. Mrs Clarence Yale has taken care of her. William McCormack is very sick. The new houses of Messrs Joseph Baird, Sylvester Lefage and John Ken nedy are all being finished for occupancy-Mrs Charles Warner has had her house painted very pretty, where Mr Newall lives. Mr and Mrs Russell of Orange were visiting their sons, William and Harry Russell of this village, over Sundav. Edward Beardslee of Hartford was here at his aunt's for a few days, last week, being one of the ushers at the At- wood-Mattoon wedding in Watertown. Henry Stone was home at A. A. Stone's over Sunday. Contractor H. W. Warner is at work with a large force of men and teams at the Congregational church, Watertown, fixing it over. G. F. Hungerford has improved big place very much by new barns and other buildings. Frank Ball has his cellar built for his new bouse. Eugene Skilton has his cellar dug and ready for stoning for his house. William' O. Beardslee and wife from Bridgewater were in this village with friends over Sunday. Miss Mary Beardslee has gone to Bart- ford for a few days. Russell Brothers drive a new horse. No. 6, and a good looking one. John J, Kodgers had his house Dainted. last week. Miss Bertha Watrous of Hartford is visiting her sister, Mrs William Russell. for a few days. KNIGHTS OP PYTHIAS HAVE A FINE TIME. There was a jolly time at Pvthian hall last Thursday evening, when Columbus lodge, No 12, K. of P.. celebrated its sixth anniversary. The arrangements were in the hands of Col John Evans. J. T. McClery and E. W. Bunnell and right well did they acquit themselves. About 300 were present, quite a number having come up irom vvaterDury. a lancy drill was given by the drill team of Mag nolia lodge of Waterbury which was much enjoyed by those present. esDeci- ally the ladies. At the conclusion of the exercises a special train returned to Waterbury. There were present as errand lodge representatives Grand Chancellor V. M. King, Grand Chancellor F. W. Chesson, Grand Keeper of Records and Seal H. O. Case, and many other promi nent members of the fraternity. All were well pleased with! their evening's entertainment. After the epeechmaking which kept up until about 10 o'clock. dancing was the order of entertainment. About 1 o'clock the people began to scat ter and one of Columbus lodge's most successful anniversaries was brought to a close. A SOCIAL EVENT. One of the most successful entertain ments given by the Sesta Fiera so far, was to at ne.'d at trie residence of Mrs Merritt Heminway, last Friday evening;. Prof Hibbard was present to make the audience laugh with his inimitable selec tions. Everyone who has heard Prof Hibbard Knows that to have him present at an entertainment ensures a pleasant time for the rest. Among others who added to the amusement were Charles Farnham of Waterbury, violinist. S. A. Wise, pianist and Master George Zeidler, a pupil of Mr Farnham, who rendered a violin solo with piano accompaniment with excellent effect. BOTS, DON'T SCORCH. Last Friday evening while Clifford Tolles and Elliot Griffin were scorching down the new road on their bicyclea, Griffin being in the lead pulled up short to let a team go past. Tolles, who wag coming along in the road at what might be called a 2.40 clip, did not pull up uick enough and striking with his front wheel against the step of Griffin's wheel he made a flying dash through the air. A. broken wheel and a very bad looking eye sums up tne damage. Boys, dorr t scorch!. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH NOTES . At the Congregational church last Thursday evening there was an enter tainment given by the young people. Quite a large number were present who enjoyed themselves to the utmost. Last Tuesday afternoon there was a meeting of the Congregational society for the purpose of taking into considera tion further improvements around the building. Work on the Improvements already agreed upon is now being pushed forward, uuring tne time necessary to do the work, services will be held in the chapel. Mrs Harry Lewis is sick with pneu monia and it is doubtful whether she will recover. Mrs James M. Atwood, who was badly burned some time ago by putting gun Dowder in the stove under the Impress ion that it was turnip seed, has com pletely recovered with the exception of her right eye, the sight of which is com pletely destroyed. James McGough has moved into the Mary Pritchairt house, lately vacated by H. M. Judd. Last t Monday evening the Christ church choir gave their sociable which had been DostDoned. There was a good crowd present and dancing was indulged In until after 11 o'clock. Freeman's or chestra furnished the music. At Mr Taf t's school last Saturday even ing Henry W. Eavmondof Germantown, Fa., gave a lecture on tne manuiaciure of guns, cannon and smokeless powder ; also on the education and life of officers and men of the navy. Ths lecture was illustrated by stereoptican views. Last Saturday the first ball game of the season came off at the Fair grounds between Taft's and Yale '08. Score, 11 1 WANTED ! 100 Second-hand - . for STEAENS, EAGLES & CRESCENTS. "Largest dealer and lowest prices in the state- Qoo "7s7"l2.eels to Olioos STxoaaQ RELIABLE wheels at wheels. STOP WALKING, BIDS A WII7SL. E E. STONE, Southbury and Woodbury. COMPLETE STOCK OF Building Materials, Lumber. Feed, Coal, The Leading Brands of Fertilizers. mapes' Bradley's, Stockbridge. Land Plaster and Cement. H. E. STONE, Southbury and Woodbury. ELOTJE! Pillsbnrv's Best. CroBhv'a Snnorinr .!... Christians' and other brands. Have a large stocR ami must move some quick. Will pay to call and see us. Farmers desiring Cotton Seed meal or Canada Hnrl wrwwi iHhM do well to leave orders now tor same. Can KrariMieronaiewaajs notice. Havn nice Seed Oats : also Clovei and Tlmothv seed and can get any otber Grans Seed on one day's ACKLEY, HATCH &MAESH, NEW MILFORD. -Headquarters tor Feed ot all kinds'. Salt. Coal,;etc. aPp sN MERCHANTS ME l a. May Ladies of Connecticut ! especially inviting celebration fa list you to tneir later of 'em Brilliant You shall see more otqi day's buying anywhere. any side of Boston, is there a better Ladies' Special Trains Leave Meriden and Ansonia, 8 Returning early in the evening. Hundreds of Free Round-Trip Railroat be presented to the LADY VISITORS. All kinds of free amusements on Programme. Hyperion Theatre Matinee Free. Band Concerts Free. Store Carnival Expositions. Citv Carnival Festivities. to 8 in favor of Taft's. Tc-morrow the school will play the alumni from Yale. EAST MORRIS. COMMUNITY AND PERSONAL JOTTINGS. The Morris church has had its Easter service and it was a great success in all points of view. The commemoration of the Savior's resurrection ever brings joy to the hearts that believe. Roberta Stevens of Thomaston has been a guest of H. B. Stockbridge, for a few days. Timothy Whittlesey of New Haven is a guest of Mrs R. M. Treat. Miss Sallie Johnson of the Normal, New Britain, ard Miss Ingersoll of Waterbury, are spending their Easter vacation at F. H. Johnson's. The Union oilssion held a social at Samuel Lewis,' Tuesdayevening. They had a most delightful time, with recita tions and music. Prof Cole of Harwin ton gave very entertaining readings. Mrs Calvert Randall, who has done much for ,the Union mission work, was on Thursday evening, most delightful ly surprised by many friends, and bad a chair presented to her from the Mission Sunday school by Superintendent Wright. A little later another easy chair was given to Superintendent Stockbridge of the Morris Sundav school from friends In Morris and East Morris. WEST CORKWALL death OF MRS HENRY FAIRCHILD. Mrs Henry Fairchild died, last Satur day night, leaving a husband and baby about six weeks old to mourn. The funeral was attended. Tuesday. The measles are still lingering taround tbe suburbs of this village. Now is the time of year for planting Don't forget that Bradley's fertilizer is the best on the market. James A. Cochrane has been in Ver mont tbe past week baying cows, young stock, etc. He is expected home thie week. S0UTHV1LLE. PERSONAL SOTTINGS. Mrs D. E. Barnum entertained friends from Bridgeport and Brookfleld, recently Mr Whalley entertained friends from Danburv over Sunday. D. Beers was the guest of Mrs Laura Wei ton. Sunday. Messrs Evittss & Eeeler of Bridgeport called at G. W. Nortbrop's. Sunday. Mrs G. W. Northrop and daughter, H. W. MANWAEING. T. M. C. A. BUILDING, Bridgeport, Conn. "Bike, and tbe world Dikes with you. Walk, and you walk alone, And yon cant get into society II you bave no wheel ot your own." Wheels in good condition in exchange less prices than bararam counter ub Clothing louos. Men's and Boy's Clothing and Furnishing Goods, For Spring, Gentle Spring. SINGLE AND DOUBLE BREASTED SACK ;SUITS, For Tall Men or Short Men, For Slim Men or Stout Men. These suits are proper for dress or business. We have them in Clay Worsteds, Serges, Cheviots and neat Mixtures. The suits will speak for themselves, and will tell you better than this adv. can what they are. You will find the style and finish perfect. Try a suit. No trouble to show them. There are few men whom we can't fit, and the prices well, they are right. 311 MAIN, COR. STATE STREET, 6 : 5T Ladies' Day The Merchants of New Haven "CARNIVAL." on,) there will be In all the held whole Bargain as, you snail save more money shall time. - You shall learn that hoppmcf place than NEW Free Excursions Wednesday, Miss Miilie, were in New Milford, last week. ! H. N. Camp and A. M. Worden took a, drive to Woodbury, last Saturday. , Mrs Squires, who has been taking care , of Mrs E. W. Smith, has returned to her 1 home. i R0XBURY- j i THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. The report of the Roxbury public li brary for its first quarter is as follows : The number of persons who have regis tered to draw books is 154. The library has been open 25 days. The circulation of books has been SG4 volumes. The cir culation of magazines has been 77. The reading room has been fairly well used. There has been taken in tines on over due books $1.16. Walter Downes Humph rey, Librarian. AT CHRIST CHURCH. On April 21 Bishop Coleman visited this parish. A practical and interesting sermon delivered by the bishop was fol lowed by the confirmation service. Quite a large class for so small a parish as Rox bury were confirmed. 1 here were ll,oia and young. After the service the con gregation was invited to meet uisnop Coleman at the rectory, of which a large number were glad to take advantage. Dentist Frank Thomas of Philadelphia spent a few days last week with his sis ter, Mrs Walter Thomas. Col A. L. Hodge attended tbe Grant celebration in New-York City on Tues- dav. E. C. Andrews, agent for the State Board of Education, has been inspecting the schools in order to see that the school laws are complied with. Miss Lida Davenport spent Saturday and Sunday in New Milford- The Congregational church was closed, last Sunday, owing to tbe absence of the pastor.! A number irom tnis place attended tne funeral of Eli Minor, a former resident of this place, in Bridgewater, last wednes day afternoon. Dr L. J. Pons spent a few days in Bridgeport, last week. Mrs wuiard iiodge has been quite bice the past week and unable to fill her place as teacher at the Center school. KENT. A SPLENDID ENTERTAINMENT. The entertainment given at Gibbs' ball, last week, by the blind people from the institute at Hartford was well attended and a rare treat was enjoyed by all pres ent. The music and readings were ex ceptionally good and Miss Hlnman's il lustration of how she did her work as clerk in a grocery store was worth see ing. By a peculiar method of typewrit ing 'she lean take note of orders with greater dispatch than they can be writ ten by one who can see. Her accuracy is wonderful. CONGREGATIONAL CHUCH TOPICS. Rey H. W. Pope of New Haven will be gin tbe series of meetings that he is to hold here at the Congregational church, next Sunday morning. Meetings will be held daily thereafter for one week or longer, at 3.30 and 7 30 p. m. r reparatory lecture in the lecture room oi tne church on Friday at 3 p. m. The racrament of tbe Lord's Supper will be observed next Sunday, morning Mrs Harriet Howland of Kent Moun tain, widow of tbe late Ralph Howland died at her home on Tuesday of last week and was buried in tbe Congregational cemetery on Friday. , . Mr and Mrs J. F. Gibbs were in Bridge port the first part of the week. Mr Gibbs went to attend a meeting of the State BRIDGEPORT, CONN. v.vrcc - - r. CARNIVAL 1897 ! take the greatest nl easure in with the stores connected series of Festivals! than you ever did in any one out- nowhere in New England, HAVEN. May 5th. 130 A. M. Tickets will he Carnival Board of Health and returned Tuesday evening. Mrs Gibbs will remain through the week BANTAM- PERSONAL AFFAIRS. Mr Xettie Benedict has been under the weather for a few days. Miss Myra Emmons is back from Tor- rington. Miss Cora Emmons is at West Morris ttending her aunt, Mrs Samuel Bur gess, who is sick. J. D. Wheeler is in Buffalo buying stock for his new farm. Charles Wheeler and family move to Torrington, Saturday. Frank Parker and l&mily have moved to Torrington where he has a first rate job as mason. The Ep worth Ls&gue held a sociable at Eno3 Benedict's, last Saturday even ing. C. J. Parshley was In Meriden, last week. Howard Bissell has a bicycle. In New Haven County. QUAKER FARMS-i-nion MISSION ORGAK'IZ ED. The meetings held here during the last few weeks by Mr and Mrs G. A. Stanton of Waterbury, have resulted In the or. ganization of the Quaker Farms Union mission. It will probably be connected with the Zoar Bridge Methodist church, in a measure. The officers are as fol lows: President, 'H. B. Brower; vice- president, C. C. Ryder; secretary, Theo dore Hine: treasurer, C C. Ryder: chorister, George Thrall. Messrs Kelly, Christiansen and Rowland are also members of the executive board. Mr and Mrs Fitzsimons of Waterbury were in town, last Sunday, and conduct ed the meeting at the hall. Mrs S. C. Kelly has been visiting friends in Bridgeport. Miss Eva Brower has been in Water bury for two weeks. S. G. Kelly has bought a handsome horse in Waterbury. - W. G. Tomlinson has set out 4000 strawberry plants. !MoIlier5lioolil ' Arc your children restless and thirs-S (ty, with Blight fever at night antic ifretful through the day? Worms; undoubtedly the cause of tlief disorder. Smiths norm Symp? 5 will remove them if used as direo-S t ted. Sold by all druggists. Price 1 25 cents per bottle. S. "W. Smith & Co., Ansonia, Conn.