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of South Norwalk, Conn., Is prepared to furaish milk-bottle eapa, plain, waxed or priated, at low prioaa aid in quaatitiee to auit purchaser. Factory Opposite hast Norwalk R. R. Station. The Newtown Bee. The Automatic Tool Co. of South Norwalk, Conn. , Maaufacturas milk-bottl cappiag machiaee; gaa oliaa aagiaaa aad motora; develops aad produeaa apacial maehiaery. Factory Opposite East Norwalk R. R. Station. VOLUME XXIX. NEWTOWN, CONN., FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 1906. TEN PAGES. NUMBER 23. The Melbourne Cancer Cure Co. Are apeclullsts la the treatment and cure of Uncera,Tumtraaud all Malignant Growths by the most modern aud srleutido method NO KN IKK. If you are a sufferer, do not hesitate to consult a Specialist who has made his rep utation by ellecUuu UUKKS. Uxamluatlon Kree. Sanatorium: 64 Bank St., and 57 Derby Ave. , Derby, Ct. Office hours: 7 to 9 a. m 13 to 2 p. m., 5 to 7 p. ui. Telephone 307-ltf. J. W. Melbourne, M. D., Specialist. ioo,ooo Celery Plants twice transplanted. JOHN RECK & SON, 168 Oak St., 966 Main Sti, Bridgeport. Protaaslonal Cards. W. J. Booohor, Attoaxky-at-Law, Booms and 98. Sanford Bld, Bridgeport. Office la Newtown opea on Saturdays from 9 a. m. to MO p. m. Albert L. Schuyler, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SUROBON. Office over Newtown Savings Bank, Hours: 910 a, m., 12.90 f. m. Office phone No. 10. House phone (Sand Hook) 29-5. Hours at house, ft--7.30 p. m. F. J. Gale, M. D., - Office In the David Beers Kesldence, Nswtown Street. Office Hours: 9 to 9 a. m., 1 to 8 and 7 to 8 pm DB WaXTEB H. KxBBNAN, Pbtsician amo Suasion, Sandy Hook, Conn. Office Hours: 8-9 a. m. t 1 to 9.80 and 7-8 p. m. Telephone: 18-9. Dr B. R. Shbpp, DntLt, waahiaf tea Depot, Coaa. Dr Frank E. Judson, Dntlt. 67 Obntbr St., Bbthbl,Oonn. Opposite M. B. Church. Office hours: 8.90 to 12 and 1 to 6. Dr F. A. Scott, Demtlat, ' Lewis Block, Woodbury, Coaa. Local Telephone. 9- IS. Long Distance. 20-3. DR. 5. E. ALLEN, Hattsbtown, Conn. V. O, Address: Route 16, Stepney Depot, Ot, Admlnlstor of Magnetic Treatment. Spec ialist In treatment of heart failure, stomach t rou ble and headache. -Terms reasonable. Oonsultatlon Free. , A. J. McGown, O. O., OPTICIAN, South Britain, Oonn. Eyes tested and glasses fitted at patrons home without extra charge. Will respond promptly to 'phone or postal card. (JjCLKSTE A. BENEDICT, M. D. 'Physician and Surgeon, ftgb State Street, Bridgeport, Oonn Electricity one of the therapeutic agents. Office hours from 10 a a. to 12 m., 2 to 4 p. m Charles 8 Flatt, Tsasksr Piaao, Organ aad Tkaory, NEWTOWN OONN. Oscar Pltzschler & Son, Barbbrs A Haibdrbssbrs, Newtowa, Saady Hook and HawleyYille, Newtown Shop open every day. Hawley vllle shop open Wednesday afternoon and Sunday morning. Sandy Hook shop open. every week day. Only first class work. POOL TABLE. DENTAL PARLORS. Cxpert dentistry, painless and rellable.mest modern and scientific appliances used for painless operations. DR. C. B. BLaCKMaN. surgeon Dentist. Office In Postofflce Block mvw smunn Dr Battatn, DENTIST, Baiik Sranr. Nbw Hilford. LEONARD'S INSURANCE AGENCY, FIRE, ACCIDENT. Old Cumpanlea, Lowest Rates. Dr E. S. Todd, VETERINARY SUROEON, New Milford, Conn. Dr George E. Bolles, Dstntlat, Danbury office: Postofflce bulldlng.Maln St., pen every day. . it . Bethel office: M Oreenwood Ave, Bethel, Oonn., open evenings. Telephone No. 372. Y Satisfaction Quabamtbid. W. C. Allen, SHERMAN, CONN., General Auctioneer. Terms Reasonable. , Manufacturer of IlariiftSH, Blankets, Rols and Stable Goods. JOHN ST. 1'RIDOKHOKT AT LIBRARY CORNER. INSTEAD OF $18.50, $20 0E For A Correctly Tailored Blue Serge or Gray Suit. This price also includes a splendid line of rich fancy mixtures cut single or double breasted. All these suits represent the very latest development of hand-tailoring custom methods custom styles custom quality brought within the reach of everyone. Fit is perfect and good looks enduring. New Negligee Shirts, 50c, $1.00, $1.50. Straw Hats, $1.00 up to $3.00. Summer Underwear all varieties. -Fancy Hose, Neckwear, etc. MAIN JOHN SEjU BRIDGEPORT. CONN. Daphne Organdies, 8c yard. $ French Organdie patterns roses, buds and foliage, yellow, pink, bkie, old rose, heliotrope. Twenty-seven inches wide. - Shilling quality only 8c a yard as a special. Silk Shirt Waist Suits, $10 to $25. Very fashionable garments this season, and these are of qualities that admit of no question. Navy, gun metal grays, resedas and blacks. Agency for Ladies' Home Journal Patterns. McLEAN BROS.. 221NMain St., Danbury. Telephone 157. X White Mountain Kef rigerators The Perfection of Household Cold Storage. They are dry, clsaa, eleanable, purs, economical, eoavsaisat, roomy, dur able, sanitary to the ntmoat degree aad cold aa an iceberg. The ies man would aever grow wealthy if all Refrigerators were made like this greatest of ics savers. Made of wall ssasoned hardwood, it has an improved removable ice chamber, convenient apartments for eatables aad is in every way up to data, fries $11.50 to ;o. Also a lias of Refrigerators $7.50 aad up. N. Buckingham & Co., Inc., Baby Carriages and Summer Furniture, 177 State Street, - - Pridgeport Corjrje Most People When buying like to KNOW that they are getting the real thing ; that the quality IS exactly as represented to them, and to feel that the Drlces tmid are lust. Then Khnrmln? becomes a pleasure and a satisfaction. This pleasure may be yours In the future, simply when looking for things in gold or silver of the best makes. Sterling or plated ware, choice cut glass, timepieces that will tell you the truth, diamonds and other precious stones, opera and field glasses, pocketbooks, blllbooks and card cases, art ware, fans. Whiting's box papers. Repairing. Diamond setting and engraving. Eyes examined day or night. Properly fitted glasses made and guaranteed. Go to TAYLOR Practical Jewelers, & GREGORY, Elizabeth St., Derby, Conn. Have vou visited our 'store? If not it will rav vou Let Me Write Your Iusurauce tu your horue aud bounuliold giMxls at once. 1AJWKHT KATK8 consistent wltli absolutely secure companies. T. J. CORBETT, Agent, Nxwtown. Ouuu. O. O. BEERS A CO., Nswtowk, Com., Manufacturers Of Canopy Tops, Buggy Tops, Cushions, Backs, Aad aU kinds of Trimmings for Carriages ana Wagons, oenu mi ui.iu.. fcfr fcfr MO t toget our prices on 4 k2 1043 Broad Street, The Wooster-Atkinson Co., Bridgeport, Conn. COMFORT AND PLEASURE. V ou get both by using our Umbrellas IfflUliiJJi;!)!' , KLUmlluili!. hz-m-- ...a i-wL i ui J ill tU ti i Lr-;. Rev Edward J. Egan, Of Seabright, N. J., one of the Orators at the Memorial Day Exercises in Newtown, Last Week Wednesday. For Surrey, Runabout or Business Waon. A Fine Looking, Square Canopy for Runabout with Fringe, $18.00. The Peck & Lines Co., (ft to 307 Middle St., Bridgeport, Ct. HOME NEWS. ADDRESS OF REV E. J. Ed AN. AT THE MEMORIAL DAY EXERCISES, LAST WEEK WEDNESDAY. Comrades of Custer Post, Ladies and Gentlemen: I wish first of all, to ex press the pleasure 1 feel on this occa sion the pleasure I experience in thus meeting my fellow townspeople. The tie that unites me to this old town is one of the strongest of the human heart, the tie of birth. If it be possi ble that tie will be stronger from this day forth. We have scriptural au thority for it, that a prophet is with out honor in his own country, but I feel that I was invited to. meet and address you to-day for no other rea son, save that I was born and reared on one of your rock-ribbed hills. The motive is honorable to you and com plimentary to me, and I will never forget it. But I feel a peculiar delight in meeting the comrades of Custer Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. I am always glad to meet and do hon or to those who in the aarK days 01 tne Rebellion, sacrificed themselves that this glorious and free republic might not perisn from tne earin. tsux, 1 have a special feeling of kindliness for the comrades of Custer Post, for as a boy, I had a humble part in the cere monies at the institution of the Post. The poet says, "The thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts." The thoughts of that day are with me yet, as vivid and lively as the thoughts of yesterday, though it must be thirty ago. In those days I was a member of the old St Rose's drum corps. On the day of installation, the veterans headed by a brass band and the drum corps, marched through Newtown street and thence to Sandy Hook, where the cere monies were completed. I also re member how my boyish pride was tic kled when a veteran afterwards told me that for marchin? he preferred the drum corps to the brass band. It was more martial, more inspiring, more warlike. I hardly think he was in- duleincr in "blarney, " for he was not an Irishman. Anyway we piayea aur- ing the march, "Garry own," wmcn our great President Roosevelt has de clared to be the greatest fighting tune ever composed. I shall never forget the pride and importance X felt on that day. I was associated with vet erans; I was marching with men who had actually been in war, wno naa gone through fields and up heights in the face of shot and shell, the leaden rain and iron hail of the poet. To me, it was romantic. No soldier of Grant, Sherman and Sheridan's army, march ing triumphantly through Washing ton at the close of the war, was bigger than I. I thought I deserved well of my country. I bad done something to save the reDUblic. You were heroes to me, and I was associated with he roes. Comrades of Custer Post: You were heroes to me then, and you are heroes to me now l have grown to middle acre: I am better able now, mentally, to grasp the awful significance of the Civil war, its causes, its terrible cost in blcod and treasure, Its magnificent results. I understand now what l did not understand as a boy that if this union was disrupted in 'bi. it would have been the most tremendous catas trophe in the history of the human race, you, members or uusier "osi, and your comrades in arms, animated by a lofty spirit of self-sacrifice and a heroic love of country, averted that calamity, saved the Union, preserved liberty, and passed along to suc ceeding generations the priceless heritage purchased by the blood of Revolutionary sires. So I am proud to greet you to-day. It is A PRIVILEGE TO VOICE THE HONOR AND VENERATION in which a grateful people hold you and your comrades. The soldiers of the great Civil war may indulge in pardonable pride. The American people are justly proua or them. They were the greatest sol diers of all history. We are compell ed to go back to the ancient, legen dary history of the Roman republic, to nnd anytning approacmng tnem in simplicity and heroism. You have all heard of that old Roman soldier and general, who, when he was called up on to save his country, was found till ing his field. Patriotic, he answered his country's call, and when he had ac compliahed a hero's work, and had crushed his country's enemies, he re turned to the calm and quiet of farm ing life. The American soldiers in like manner came from the farm and workshop. They were citizen sol diers. They were neither hirelings nor mercenaries. They were not. pro fessional fighters seeking reward in loot and booty. They were animated solely by a love of country, and to help their country in the hour of distress, they left their ordinary avocations acd went to the front. And these peaceful citizens, who as Americans hated war and bloodshed were molded into the bravest and most efficient army of ancient or modern times; and when they had finished their work a work in which were bound up the weal and happiness of unborn millions, they came back home, took up the thread of life where it naa been sever ed, and followed the avocations of plain, everyday citizens, all uncon scious, apparently, of having done deeds, ana acoompnsnea results, wmcn history will never cease to glorify. My Friends: When we see these old sol diers living out their simple lives, un pretentious, unboastf ul, we are apt to forget, we fail to realize that they were actors in the greatest tragedy of human history, and that they acted their parts well. Let me make some comparisons. The comparisons are between the losses in some of the great battles of the Civil war, and those of some of the most famous bat tles of modern Europe. The official reports give the following as the loss es in killed and wounded in seven out of a thousand hotly contested battles during the four years war: Seven Days' fight, 9291; Antietam, 11426; Murfreesboro, 8778; Gettysburg, 16, 426; Chickamauga, 10,906; Wilderness and Spottsylvania, 24,481. In the battle of Marengo, the French lost in killed and wounded. 4700; the Austrians, 6475; in the battle of Ho henlinden, the French lossiln killed and wounded was 2200, the Austrian loss, 5000; at Austerlitz, the French loss was 9000; at Waterloo, Welling ton lost 9061 in killed and wounded, Blucber, 5613, making the total loss of the allies, 14674. I quote these figures from the late Gen Wheeler," who says apropos of them: "I mention these facts, because such sanguinary con flicts as those of our Civil war could only have occurred when the soldiers of both contending armies were men of superb determination and courage? Such unquestioned prowess should be gratifying to all Americans, showing to the world as they did, that the in trepid fortitude and courage of Amer cans have excelled that of any other people upon the earth." The people of Newtown have reason to be proud of the part they took in the great war. NEWTOWN BOYS FORMED A GOOD FART of many of the Connecticut regiments. In my youth I heard much of their doings from the mouths of the old sol diers. But I heard very little of their bravery and dogged fighting. Heroes are always modest. They prefer to let others recount their acts, and the comrades from old Newtown, it seems to me, have chosen to leave to history the telling of their deeds. I am glad to bear testimony that they were the equals of the bravest of the brave men of the Civil war. I hope it will not appear invidious to mention one regiment, where all were equal. Ab uno disce omnes from one example, learn the character of all. Several years ago, down in Pennsylvania, view ing the panorama neio 01 uettysourg, I asked the guide to show me the posi tion of the 17th Connecticut. Point ing.to a distance, he said: "They were off there, during the first day's fight, and did some of the hardest fighting of the battle." Let us remember there never was fighting comparable to that of Gettysburg. Never in all history was there a charge, for dash and desperate courage, like that of Pickett's brigade at Gettysburg; and we know it was stubbornly met, and driven back, shattered and destroyed. And the 17th Connecticut did some of the hardest fighting of the battle. Comrades of Custer Post: Over 40 rears have rolled by since you laid down your arms. You have been spared to see the fruitful results of your sacrifices. You see your country to-day, a world power, the admiration and envy of the civilized world. What emotions of pride must thrill your hearts to-day. And when the last re veille will be sounded and you will go to join your brethren, - whose graves we decorate to-day, the thought that you have not lived in vain, the remem brance of duty nobly performed will sustain you, and you will lay your selves down, conscious that as long as freedom endures, your deeds shall not be forgotten. Friends: I do not wish anything I say here to be interpreted as a glorifi cation 01 war. jno words can ntly de scribe the cruelty and barbarity of war. We all know what Sherman thought of it. A lady once asked Wellington bow it felt to gain a vi& tory. "Madam," he replied, "a victo ry is the worst possible tragedy on this eartn, except oereat." May the shad ows of war never darken our happy lano: tsut tnere are worse things than war. Injustice is worse than war; tyranny is worse than war; na tional cowardice and dishonor are worse than war; but should the emer gency ever arise, snouid a crisis ever come, may the Americans of that dav meet it, as did the men whose prowess ana courage we commemorate to-day. This solemn and interesting observ ance of Memorial day, by the good peo pie of Newtown, is an auspicious omen. It is a proof that the fires of patriotism are not extinguished; that you remember what the rights and liberties of American citizens have cost. Oh! that for all time, in every hamlet and town and city, like serv ices might be held. Orville Dewey, a celebrated New England preacher and writer, says: "A free people must be a thoughtful people, for it has to do the greatest thing in the world to govern itself." It is well to spend a dav like this in serious thought, thought on the origin and history of our country, on its vicissitudes and triumphs, its dangers, our duties as citizehniMJnly in this way, shall we be incited to" live up to the high standard of American citizenship. If we forget what our rights and privileges cost, there is danger that we undervalue them. Sometime ago one of our leading journals was asked if the flag on Dec oration day should be at half mast, or should float from the masthead. Its answer was that it should float from the masthead. The flag at half mast is a symbol of sadness, of sorrow. But this is not a day of gloom. 1 1 is true we commemorate the dead, but the dead whose death was glorious. The Christian church has always celebrat ed with joy the days on which its martyrs died, because bv their death they glorified God and the church, and their death was the beginning of happiness and life the life eternal. Next to God is country ancHiext to religion is patrio tism, it nas been said: "JNo praise foes .beyond the deserts of patriotism, t is sublime in its heroic oblation on a field of battle." "Oh! glorious is he who for his country falls," exclaims the Trojan warrier, Hector. So in a measure Memorial day is a day of glad ness. We rejoice that the heroic dead had the virtue and power to give themselves for their country. They have won imperishable glory and we need not sorrow for them. We re joice that we as Americans share their renown. But we should regret to see the day degenerate into a mere holiday, a day of mere pastimes and sports. Let our joy on the Fourth of July be uncon- nned, for it is the oirthdav of freedom: let us rejoice on Washington and Lin coln's birthdays, that such men were born into the world. But on Memori al day let us be thoughtful and take to heart the lessons it brings us. Let us learn to hate injustice, selfishness and tnditierence to the prosperity and srood name of our country. In other words let us learn to be just, unselfish and patriotic. The MEN WHOM AVE HONOR TO-DAY HATED INJUSTICE. A great wrong was being perpetrated on a whole race. Human beings were held in a bondage worse than death. They were treated as chattels, bought ana sola iie beasts ot bur den. Ground under the heels of their tyrannical masters, ringing be neath the lash great was the injustice under which they suffered. But these soldiers of '61, living and dead, righted that wrong and justice prevailed. We cannot be blind to the fact that much injustice exists to-day. While human nature is what it is, there will always be cunning, schem ing, unscrupulous men, who will try to pervert or evade the laws of their country for their own aggrandizement, and ta the detriment of their fellow citizens. The remedy for this is a healthy moral public sentiment. If the majority are honest, eminently just, these evils cannot last. The American people are often easy-going, iong-suffering. Most of us are shocked at the revelations, so frequently made, of dishonesty and infidelity in public and private trusts. It often happens that men too readily condone these sins. I have seen men smile at the mention of "graft," and heard them say: "Well, we might do the same, were we in their place." It ought not be so. Honest and just ourselves, we ought not tolerate it in others. Our voices should ever be raised and our influence used that honesty may pre vail. Honest and just ourselves, we should never be afraid to smite with the strong right arm of righteousness and probity every wrong no matter who may be its victim be he rich or poor, white or black, Jew or Gentile. How unselfish were those soldiers! They gave all that men bold dear. They abandoned their work, their business. They sundered the dearest ties of blood. Husbands left their wives, lovers their sweethearts, sons their parents; and they did this tor love of country. What generosity! What unselfishness! Is it too much to expect that we imitate them in some degree? We are not called upon to make the sacrifices they did. But is it asking too much that we be public spirited? That we take an interest in the election of honest and true men to office? That we do what we can for the enforcement of laws that make for the good of all the people? We must not live for ourselves individually, seeking our private interests only, but as members of an organized society we should seek the public good. Am I my brother's keeper? Every Ameri can is the keeper of his country's laws, and of his country's good name. Fin ally, the The Corner of Good Shoes. EVERY DAY SHOES. There are people who prefer patent leather shoes for Sunday or evening wear, aad Vici Kid, Velour Calf or Gua Metal Calf for every day wear. We've got both kiads in a variety of new styles, and we are aaxioua to have you see them, becauee we know that ev ery person who appreciates good shoes will find satisfaction at our store. In oxford patterns we show all the latest faahions for both men and wom en. $4.00 and $5.00 Shoes for Men. The famous Patrician $3.50 Shoe For Women. Hubbell Bros., Derby and New Haven. The best shoe that can. bi made for the money. New styles are ready in al leathers. Our label guarantees quality. "A fit for every foot." "Zenith" shoes are conn trolled exclusively by The Busy Store Co." Hed-to-Foot Clothiers, Main Street and Fairfield Ave. (MOBTHWS8T COBNBB) Bridgeport. Conn. SOLDIERS OF THE CIVIL WAR WERE PATRIOTIC. They loved the country and its govern ment. nat government was threat ened, its authority was rejected. To uphold that government, to maintain its authority, they were ready to do and to die. How noble the example! How ' worthy of imitation! Let us cleave to our country and its institu tions with all the ardor of loving hearts. It is the noblest government ever founded by man. Governments exist to secure to the citizens all their rights; to keep order. The best gov ernment is the one that attains these ends and at the same time gives to the individual all the liberty consistent with those objects. No government meets these requirements so securely, so fully as our own. Wicked and sel fish men may pervert it to gain special privileges. But the people have the remedy in their own hands. They "cannot fool all the people all the time." Vigilance is the price of lib erty. Be chary of new-fangled doc trines. It cannot be doubted that onr country is approaching a crisis. Dis content 'Is rife. Socialism, preached by doctrinaires and wild theorists, is making fearful inroads among our peo- Women's Summer Wearing Apparel. We are now showing complete liaea o all that's fresh and aew in Summer Wash Suit. The variety of styles in these goods ar diatiactively different from those which have beea shown in formsr seasons. The colors ars in light bins, pongee, ross sink aad reseda green with all white in the lead. Honors ars about evenly divided be tween the Eten aad Box coats. As the wsathsr grows war mar ths shirt waist suits will predominate. Hers at all prices from tit lowest to the best. Come to us to supply your Summer Needs. The Busy, Store Co. FsJrfleldiAve. aad Mlddls St., Bridgeport, Conn. pie. Beware of demagogues who take advantage of the people's discontent to awaken suspicions in their minds that the government is inadequate and un fit to cope with the problems confront ing modern society. A ju8t,'generoua, patriotic and intelligent people can crush all the evils that afflict us. I appeal to the young people to study the history of their country and its constitution. The deeper their knowl edge, the deeper their love for It. That star spangled banner which we all love so ardently.is recognized in every port, in every part of the civilized world, as the flag of the richest and most pow erful nation on this earth. Our aim must be to have it recognized every where as the flag of the most Just, un selfish and patriotic people on this earth, the flag of a government that metes out exact and impartial justice to all its citizens, high and low, thus making them a happy and contented people. The Albany DentistsBR.DTporn, 103a nsJn Street, v CONN. Tblkphohb Oall M9-&. Crown and Bridge Work A Specialty. DRS RECTOR UHLB, Prspristsrs. TKe City National Ba.nk, 101-103-105 Wall Street, Bridgeport, Conn., Our Best Attention. Everything of a banking nature entrusted to our care re ceives our best attention. We shall be glad to have a share of your business. . - Frank Miller, President, Charles E. Hough, Cashier, XT t rw . n 1 xi. 13. airbill, uaamer. "If It's Made of Rubber We Have It." BICYCLES. In addition to carrying in stock everything and anything made of Rubber we also handle a complete line of Sporting Goods. Buying for twelve stores enables us to give the most for your money every time. Just now we are showing a splendid line of Bicycles of standard makes, that are fully guaranteed for season of 1906. Priced at . $20, $25, $27.50, $30, $35, $50. Call and see them. Big Four Tires, $1.25. Hummer Tires, $1.75. 1906 Tires, $2.25. New Oxford Tires, guaranteed,F$2.50. Goodrich Tires, guaranteed,J$2.75, Hartford Tires, guaranteed$2.75, $3. Play Ball. Now is the time to think of Baseball. Our stores are overflowing with Gloves, Mitts, Masks, Balls, Body Protect ors, Bats, Shoes, Toe Plates, etc. Operators of 12 Stores: 1105 Main St., Bridgeport. 3 Church St., New Haven. 139 Bank St., Waterbury. 5a Asylum St., Hartford. 340 Main St., New Britain. 51 West Main St.,Merldsn. 399 flaln St., Stamford. 74-76 Main St., Norwich. 158 State St., New London a6i ruin St, SpriafloM. ia8 North St.. PttUfMd. 606 flaln St., Worcester. The Ailing Rubber Company.