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The Newtown Bee." VOLUME XXXI. NEWTOWN, CONN., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, J 909. NUMBER 51. Kent MRS S. E. EATON. The funeral of airs Snphronta E. Eaton was held at ber late residence on Monday afternoon. We shall miss ber very mnch as all her long mar ried life wni spent bere. Her hus band, Luther Eaton, wns well known all over the country. She loaves one brother and niece. CHURCH NOTES. A religious service for the public conducted by Rev C. II. Perry, will be hold In the Town hall, SundnH service. All Riasons are invited, also memoers or me uraer 01 me iwimern Star and the general public. Full moon, the 2Cth. evenlncr, December 26, at 7 o'clock. Rev Clarence B. Williams, M. A., of Philadelphia, now taking spetlrtl studies In the Yale Divinity school, Now Haven, has been secured to give his sterooptlcan lecture on "The Life that Taught the World to Live." Mr Williams Is very highly recommended ns a lecturer of ability and the public Is fortunate to have an opportunity of hearing him, and It Is hoped that there will be a large attendance present. The lecture is free and everyone is Invited. Come and bring your friends. Rev C. II. Perry will conduct a religious se Ice In the chapel at East Kent on Sunday afternoon, De cember 26, at 2.30, and In the school house at Flanders on Tuesday even ing, December 28, at 7 o'clock. The subjects for the sermons, next Sun day morning, In the Congregational church will be for the Junior congre gation, "God's Gift to You," and for the regular congregation, "The Pre eminence of Christ." The subject for discussion In the Mens Cornerstone class will "What Is Jesus to me?" A "watch night" service will be held In the lecture room of the Con tgrcgatirnal church on Friday even ing, December 31, at 11 o'clock. This service will be proceeded by a social gathering for old and young, begin ning at 8 o'clock. The regular mid-week service oh Thursday evening will be omitted next week. The 'Chnstmas entertalnmert for the Sunday school of the Congrega tional church will be held on Friday evening, December 24, In the church at 7 o'clock. Santa Claus will be present to descend the chimney and a good time Is certain. Come every one and bring your friends both old and young Foxbury. MR AND MRS a. W. HURLBURT SUR PRISED. Mr and Mrs G. W. Hurlburt were sur- Erised, last Saturday evening. Pecem er 18, by a few neighbors who came in to help celebrate Mrs Hurlburt's freshmen ts were served. Guests pres ent were Mrs Sarah Isham Coit, Miss Mary Coates, Mr and Mrs Leverett Cas tle, Mr and Mrs Edward Preston and Dr and Mrs L. J.- Pons, jvir and Mrs Hurlburt gave their unexptcted guests a warm welcome and a most delightful time followed. A HAPPY SURPRISE TI MRS SARAH I. COIT. Friday evening, December 10, Mrs Sarah Isham Coit was given a surprise party by a few of her near neighbors, the occasion being her birthday. The dining room table was made gay with roses, lignted with candles and a bounti ful supper provided. A very happy even ing was spent with Mrs Coit, who has added much sociability to the neighbor hood since she has made her home in this village. Born, December 9, a son to Lincoln and Susan Smith. Born, December 17, a son to James . and Daisy Berry. Both scnoois ciosea vveanesaay, lor the enristmas vacation and will open JfiTiUEiry 4. Miss Mary Coates will spend her va cation in Mystic. A service will be hu.u in Christ church on Christmas eve, at 7.30 o'clock; also on Christmas day at 11 o'clock. Mrs Charles Craven and Miss Olga Craven have slosed their home for the Winter and gone to New York. Tne cnimren connected wiin iu ,pio copal church have their annual tree in the hall, Tuesday evening, December 28. The town school committee has ord ered the Painter Hill school closed on account of scarlet fever, until January ' Walter Daley has a fine crop of tobacco all stripped and in the bundle and is now ready to sell his crop to the buyers when they call at his place. He completed stripping his crop on Thursday, November 2a.z Judge and Mrs E. W. Preston spent last Wednesday in New York City. Dr L. J. Pons, who is a member of the state board of health, attended a meeting of the board at Hartford, last week. The cattle and dairy commissioners were also present. The meeting was in the interest of getting pure milk throughout our state. ST JOHN'S CHURCH. Sunday Sc-rviecss. Christmas services next Sunday. Morning prayer, sermon and Holy Communion, 10.45, followed by 8un dny school. Children's service and Christmas tree at 5 p. m. Monday, the 27tb, St John Evan gelist day, Masonic service and ser mon at 7.30 p. m. Hiram Lodge, No. 18.' will attend In a body. The Rev J. II. George will participate In the CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH NOTES. Sunday Services. At 11 a. m., morning service with sermon by the pastor; at 12 m., Sun day school; at 7. 30 p. m., Y. P. S. C. E. meeting. Subject "Our responsi bility for home and foreign mission." Ref. Matt. 28-10 to 20. The Decem ber meeting of the. Men's Federation will be held on Wednesday evening, December 28. Rev A. T. Steele of Bethel will give an interesting ad dress. Light refreshments will be served. Every member of the Feder ation Is urged to be present and bring some friend with him. Thursday evening, prayer meeting at 7.4 f. OUR YULE FEAST. The shepherds on the dew kiss'd hills, Guarding their flocks asleep, Hear songs angelic rise from those, Who watch and ward do keep. A choral leader first appears, While moonlight floods the vale;T Fear not! to startled shepherds saith, List to the wondrous tale. Of holy birth of Christ, the Lord, Born for each human soul, That anthems of unending joy O'er earth may eer roll. Now quick appears in starry sky Part of the host who fill The skies above, and sweetly chant "On earth peace and good will." "Glory in highest to our God," It peals o'er Bethl'hem's hill, The Christmas anthem still is heard It shall the whole world fill. Sing on ye angels in the sky, Our Yule feast fill with joy; Redemption's song ye cannot sing, That shall our notes employ. E. P. Herrick. EDITORIAL INK DROPS. Is Issuing; The Dee t day earlier, on account of Christmas, it bas naturally made some lively stepping in the publication office at Newtown. But It goes out to the readers, freighted down with Christmas cboer and good wishes. "A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" greeting to every subscriber and reader, from the millionaire to tbe humblest laborer In shop or on farm. Let us hope that the Christmas spirit of helpfulness and optimism may abide In each heart as we 'start out on the New Year, It Is a long time, near a score of years, tbe present workers on Tbe Bee bave labored together In the capacity of publishers. We have not been free from mistakes, like others of our follows, but our purpose has been to Issue a good paper and to make this old town and the wider commun ity we serve better for having been here. It Is In this spirit we wish you all a "Merry Christmas." SANDY HOOK LIBRARY. Whist for its Benefit, Thursday Even in? December 30. A whist will bo given In Sandy Hook by Mrs George Taylor and Mrs Frank Mitchell at the home of Mrs George Taylor for the benefit of the Sandy Hooy library, Thursday even ing, December 30. A good time is as sured all who attend. ACCIDENT IND1NBURY. . Hermann Tiemann. Jr, and Percy Piatt Slightly Injured. Hermann Tiemann, Jr., and Percy; Piatt were victims of a runaway ac cident, while driving in Danbury, Tuesday afternoon. The horse be came frightened at an approaching trolley car and ran, throwing them out. Mr Tiemann was slightly bruised about the face and Mr Piatt sustained a sprained ankle. NEWTOWN HIGH SCHOOL ALUM NI ASSOCIATION. To Hold Annual Meeting:. Thursday Evening, December 30. The Newtown High School Alumni Association will hold Its annual busi ness meeting, Thursday evening, De cember 30, at 8 p. m. at the resi dence of Mrs W. H. Stevens, Sandy Hook. All graduates of the High school are invited and urged to be present. Those who have not paid their dues should come prepared to do so at that time. The meeting will take place regardless of weather con ditions. Those who expect to attend are asked to notify Mrs Stevens by phone or letter. D. MERWINMITCHELL Taken Seriously 111 in Child's Ees- taurant, New Haven, Monday. ? D. Merwin Mitchell was taken ill with acute indigestion in Child's restaurant, New Haven, Monday. He was taken to the hospital and Is now convalescent. WHIST PARTY. Do you know Busker? adv op page 10. See his Bridgewater. CHRISTMAS SOCIABLE AND SUP PER. The Congregational Sunday school will hold a Christmas social and supper in the chapel on New Year's eve. There will be a social hour with games, etc., followed by a sup per and the distribution of andy and oranges. Miss Annabelle Marsh is home for the holidays. Mrs E. R. Wooster spent Saturday in Danbury. Mr and Mrs H. W. Treat were guests over Sunday of Mrs Annie Harris m NorwalK; Miss Ruth Treat was the week end guest of Miss Elizabeth Peet of Kent. Erooifield. NEWS TERSELY TOLD. Edgai Beers, who has been quite indisposed from the effects of a se vere cold and other complications, was able to resume his route again on Tuesday. The marriage of Robert Parsons and Miss Eunice Lee is announced to take place in the Congregational church on Christmas day at 3 p. m. The Rev Mr Martin will perforin the ceremony. The schools will be closed on Fri day for the Christmas vacation to open again on Monday, January 3. Miss Julia Hawley is home from Plttsbury for the holiday vacation. It is reported that Mr Rumpf, who has been running Brookfield cream ery, has gone into bankruptcy, James Lee being the principal cre- ditor Redding. The Sunday school of the Congre gational church will have their usual Christmas festival at the church on Tuesday evening,- Decem ber 28. There will be an Interest ing series of recitations and carols, after which the Christmas tree will be lighted and the usual fruit dis tributed. Everyone is cordially Invited. New Milford. . NOTES FROM ST JOHN'S. . . . Services Christmas day: At 10 a. m., morning prayer, Holy Commu nion and sermon; at 7 p. m., Christ mas tree service of the Sunday school. At Still River the Christmas festi val will be held, Wednesday evening, the 29tll, at To'clock. New arrival of those delicious seedless grapefruit, direct from Florida orchards, 3 for 25c, the larg est. Good ones, 4 for 25 c, also oranges, sweet and fine at Farmers' Trading Co. Charles I. Leach, the Church street grocer, has brightened up the interior of his store with varnish and the addition of new glass doors for the shelves. Get the fixings for your Christmas dinner at C. I. Leach's. For the Benefit of the Newtown Li brary. A whist party for the benefit of the Newtown library will be held on Tuesday evening, January 4. An en joyable evening is assured. Don't forget the date. Rev Clarence Beers of Bantam was in town, Tuesday and Wednesday, guest of Mr and Mrs E. L. Johnson. ST ROSE'S. Masses Christmas Day. Masses will be celebrated at St Rose's, Christmas day, at 6 and 10 a. in.; St Stephen's church at 7.45 a.J h.; at Southford at 9 a. m. and at the Sacred Heart church, Southbury at 10.30 a. m. The usual Christmas offering will be taken at all the masses. " METHODIST CHURCH NOTES. Christmas Entertainment. ,jIn place of the Thursday evening meeting, this week, the Sunday school entertainment for Christmas will be held in the church, commenc ing at 7o'clock. Christmas music and recitations will be the order of the occasion with a social gathering at the close. Friends are cordially in vited to attend. Mrs Frank Wright passed Monday in Ridgefield with her mother, Mrs E. G. Hoyt. Curtis E. Cook, principal of the High school, will pass the holidays at Harrisburg, Pa. Mr3 Charles Minor and Miss Edith Minor of Berkshire were visitors in Dnbury, Tuesday. Miss Hazel Hazen Smith was in New Milford, Tuesday, the guest of Miss Marjorie Todd. Everything for the Christmas din ner, nuts, raisins, grapefruit, oranges ngs, dates, cranberries, etc., at Mor ris', the grocer. Bethlenem. HELPING THE SCHOOLS. The sale held last week by the ladies and scholars of the town was well attended. A finely decorated booth was erected In the center of the hall for the sale of useful and fancy articles and was presided orer by Misses Pheobe and Emma Smitn, Miss Mildred Judd and Miss Bertha Hollenback. A candy booth, at which homemade candy was sold, was presided over by Misses Ina and Edith Lake. The fish pond was con ducted by Miss Ruth Hollenback, Mrs J. W. Flynn had charge of the food sale and Mrs J. B. Sanford and Mrs John Piatt had charge of the sandwiches and coffee sale. The net proceeds were about $50 and will be used with a like amount from tne state to purchase equipment for the schools. W. P. Lake Is home from the Mt Hermon school for the holiday vaca tion. Mis Julia Antwood Is with her parents, Mr and Mrs D. W. Thomp son, for .the holidays. Mr and Mrs J. D. Dayton enter tained the whist club, last week, Friday evening, about 30 being present. About 20 of W. P. Lake's friends gave him a surprise party, Saturday evening. Morris has those fine felt and rub ber boots that fit tne feet and keep them warm. Try tnem. Also mit tens and gloves for the uands. Don't miss looking over the display at Levy's Clothing Store, Danbury. une of the finest stores in this part of the state and prices reasonable. Lovin's for ladies' suits and furs. Just try him. Opposite the monument in Danbury. NICE CHRISTMAS GIFTS. A handkerchief. Big stock from 5c to 50c at French s, Bethel. New stock of Bradley mufflers in. 50c. Sweater coats in qualities that will give you the best of service, for ladies, misses and gents. ?1 to ?s.9s. At French s Dry Goods Store, Eetnel GLOVES FOR CHRISTMAS. And ours alwavs give satisfaction, Ladies, misses and children, 25c to 50c. Ladies and misses, II. Men s nlush for driving, 50c to $1. Knit and leather for work, 25c to 50c, Street gloves $1 to ?1.50. Boys gloves 25c to 50c. At F. B. French's, Betnei. Cyrus Hull of Quaker's Farms was In town calling on friends, last Tues day, and attended the entertainment. in the evening at the Town hall, giv en by the Men's club. The selectmen will meet, Friday, December 24, from 9 a. m. to 12 o'clock to draw orders. Have you a copy of the Bee of De cember 10? See Busker's offer. The December meeting of the Men's club will be held at the Inn anntx on Tuesday evening, Decem ber 28. The literary Jrogram will be In charge of Rev Alexander Steele. Host, Dr F. J. Gale. For the Christmas dinner a prime roast, plump and luscious chickens, white grapes, grape fruit, oranges, nuts, etc, offered by Merchant II. Rupf. Buy from a large stock, such as Buckingham, the furniture dealer, in Bridgeport, has. Look up his adv. A CARD OF THANKS. Through the columns of The Bee Mrs D. Crowe and family wish to thank the relatives and friends who kindly sent flowers, also Court Sandy KVOk, F. of A., and Bridgeport lodge, Order of Eagles, at the time of the death of their beloved son and broth er, Patrick F. Crowe. Miss Doretta Gordon, who has been critically ill, is improving steadily, thanks to the skill of Dr F. J. Gale and good nursing. Arthur J. Smith was in Hartford, Wednesday. Oranges, dates, figs, mixed nuts, English walnuts, layer raisins, Kibbe fancy confections in one-half pound, pound, one pound, two pound and five pound boxes. At Corbett, Crowe & Co,s. Lane's Fanr'y Medicine, 25c; Fairchild's Essence of Pepsin, Atwood's bitters, 25c; Fellowe's Syrup, $1.35; Daggett's cold cream, 10c; Cheeseborough vaseline cream, 15c; Foley's Kidney Pills, 50c; White Pine and Tr, 35c; Oxide of Zinc, plasters in rolls, 15c. At your home drug store, Corbett, Crowe & Co. s. TRINITY PARISH. Christmas - Eve. , On Christmas eve win occur the annual Christmas tree service of tbe Sunday school, at 7 p . m. Christmas Say. On Christmas day there will he services In the church at 10.30 a. m., with morning prayer and Holy Com munion. The offering will be for the fund for tbe aged and infirm clergy. A cordial Invitation to all is extend ed. , Sunday Services. Sunday, St Stephen's day, At 10 a. in., Holy Communion; at 11 a. m mornlnfr prayer with sermon by the rector, Rev James II. George, at 12 id., Sunday school; at 7. 30 p. m evening prayer. Rev J. II. George has been con fined to Co house for a day or two, suffering from the effects of a severe cold. Monday, St John the Evangelist day, and T.icsday, Holy Innocents' day, Holy Communion will be cele brated In private for the sick. MALCOLM SUACKlFFOItD, EN TERTAINER To Appear Here. January 28. The closing entertainment in the Men's club course comes on January 2S, when Malcolm Shackle-ford will appear in a program of sor.gs jnd re citations with banjo accompaniment. Mr Shackleford comes very highly recommended . nd the entertainment promises tn b one of the best of the course. MISS MABEL MULLINS, ELOCU TIONIST. Appeared at The Town Hall, Tuesday Niffht. Miss Mabel Mullins, elocutionist, of New York, appeared at the Town hall, Tuesday evening, In the Men's club course. The program was a varied and interesting one and pleas ed the audience. The cold weather, nearness to Christmas and an in creasing number of local events made the audience a small one. HILLSIDE WHIST A SUCCESS. vLargely Attended. The Hillside club scored a, brill iant sucess In their whist party, Friday evening. Twenty tables were occupied and all present had a fine time. The prizes were as follows: 1st, Miss Charlotte Minor., suit case; 2d, Ernest Sanford, lady's hand bag; 3d, Mrs George Stuart, camera; 4th, Frank Blackman, humidor; 5th, Mrs Charles B. Glover, bon bon dish; 6th Harry Canfield, Hawleyville, lady's hand bag; 8th, Miss F. V. Daniels, box cigars; 10th, Mrs F. Lake, handsome picture; 11th Elmer Fair child,, fox skin; 12th, Miss Myra E. Warner, picture; 13th, John Beers box cigars; 14th, MrsCharles Beards ley, fancy jar; 15th, R. H. Beers, fancy vase; 16th, Mrs S. F. Scher merhorn, ash tray; 17th, A. T. Net tleton, box of apples; 18th, Mrs W. J. Beecher, silver case; 19th, Fred erick Lake, pair armlets; 20th, Mrs S. A. Blackman, pipe; 21st, Mr Corn ing, box envelopes; 22d, Mrs Addie Nichols, large Teddy bear; 23d, William Canfield, box of candy. Miss Marguerite Beecher carried off the lady's consolation, a tiny doll, and William Hawley was awarded the gentleman's, two cigars. Refresh ments of cake and lemonade were served. See Busker's free offer on page 10. Mr and Mrs Benjamin Corning passed Sunday with Mr Coming's parents at Steprey. Mrs Arthur Beard passed Monday in the Park Ciiy. James Keane of Bridgeport was the guest, Sunday, of his mother, Mrs Margaret Keane, of Gas street. C. Keane tassed Sunday in Danbury. Saturday and Miss Arnie Scanlon is on the sick list. Frank J. McGran and daughter, Margaret, of New Rochelle, N. Y., were guests, Saturday, of Mrs John McGran. Mrs Ruth A'igur is "pending a few days in New Haven and Wood- bridge. It will be a positive pleasure to look over the Christmas offerings at R. H. Beers & Co.'s., which include fancy Kibbe confections in dainty boxes, umbrellas in cases, skates for the youngsters, pretty booklets, hammered brass articles, handsomely embroidered waists for the ladies, a pretty line of ties for the ladies, brush, comb and mirror sets very handsom in design. The scribe can not enumerate them all. Time is too short. But take our word for it you will be pleased with the selection and will want to possess many of the articles on inspection. Mrs M. E. Lyons has visited in Bridgeport. Mrs William Driscoll passed Tues day in he Park City. , George Hayes, son of Mr and Mrs Wesley Hayes, has undergone an operation for appendicitis. Huntington. The entertainment, Saturday even ing in Laborie's hall was enjoyed by a large audience and about $15 wns raised for the Christmas tree. The program consisted of speaking, sing ing, tableaux and an Indian club A 0T O TM BXZSKAW . BCHOOtS, f An! Boms Comments. REPORT OF J. R. J'KRKINS ON THIS TOWN Otf BllliKAiAN. November U, 1009. 8tnt Board of Education, Kirs: tn accordance wllli your Irmtruo tlona I have vlnlled the school of tiin-v man. The town In umall, the main in diiNiry la agriculture, The revised grand liHt given by the itute In :i0,37U, thut given by lue town li 1305,870. SCHOOLS. I found six school in nHHlon with the following number of pupil in each: Center. 8 i rumi wood, 6 Coburn, 6 l.eiich Hollow, 6 Kecond District, 5 First District, 12 Soverul child! en llvlnpr near Quaker IIIH urn fttiuiMlinir iehool In New York ami several children In Coburn district are attending school In New Fall-Hold. TKACI1EKS. All but one of the teachors were High Pcliool graduates. 'J'liu discipline In all the school was good, ami the leaching Hood fur untrained louche. Tho chil dren Impressed me as being bright and upt If I am correctly informed, Meh of the dixlrlct!i has been assigned $206. 'J Mb amount la supposed to cover inci dentals and fuel and the remainder (roes to the teacher as salary, averaging1 ubbUt JO a week. SCHOOUIOUSES. There Is one new school In the north part of the town. Unfortunately it la Hiiuiited within a few feet of the New Milford town lino. The schoolhouse at Sherman Center la In lair condition. The sclioolliouses in Secor.d district, Green wood, Coburn and Leach Hollow are not in creditable condition. The outbuilding at Coburn In, new and there is one new out-bulldiiifc' at the First district. The two ut tne second district were in lair condition, as was one of those at tha Center. The others should be torn down and new one built If the schools are to be continued in there districts. The following repairs ought 10 be made if the schools ure to be continued: First District: One new outbuilding. Thn one wnieh is in gocd condition ouf?ht to be painted. A new teacher's desk is needed. Second District: Both buildings need to be painted. Obscene marks and cut tings should be removed from the entry. This building ought some time to be clapboarded and painted. The construc tion is old and boards run horizontally. There are wide cracks in the buillding. Leach Hollow: In this district there are needed two new outbuildings and new single desks. The building ought to be painted. Coburn: There should be here another new outbuilding, new single desks, new doors, new floor, the entry should be re paired and the building painted. Greenwood: Two new outbuildings ought to be bujit, although there is no place to put them without acquiring land. The building ought to bo painted, the entry repaired, new doors put on, markings removed from tne outside of the buuuing and a new floor laid. Center: Provision shold be made for hanging cloiuing in the entry. Plaster ing should be repaired, cnalk rail made under blackboard. One outbuilding needs to be painted. One needs to be repaired and painted. RECOMMENDATIONS. The following recommendations are offerred: 1. That the town tike advantage of the law which provides free of charge a superintendent for small towns. I feel that a capable supervisor working with the teachers of this town would accom plish good results. 2. That for the present year all the schools be closed but two, the Center school and the school in the First dis trict, and that the children be transport ed from tie Second district to the First district, and that from the remaining districts in the south part of the town, children be transported to the Center school. There would thee be in the north school 17 pupils and in the Cen- . ter 28. I suggest that after this year the town make arrangements to transport all of its children to the Cenier district One well-trained teacher could readily teach all of the children in the town of Sherman. I believe that a team could leave Sherman Center, go to Leach Hol low, thence to near the house of George Durgy and back by the Greenwood school to the Center. This team could run on schedule time and all the pupils could be picked up along the way. Such an arrangement would also do for next year if all the schools were combined in one. I think the children in the Second district are ne&r enough to the First district to go without transportation, excepting possibly one or two. The plan that I describe might not be satis factory to the people of Sherman, but I feel sure that they could make soma arrangement to combine their schools in a satisfactory manner. No school ought to be supported in a small town ' for any length of time unless there are at least 20 pupils. Owing to the fact that Sherman has a small number of children and a relatively hign grand list, it cannot receive the average at tendance grant. In fact it would have no great need of this grant if the schools were consolidated. The latest available figures show that the town is spending $1475 for teachers' wages. Transportation ought not to cost over $500, leaving about $1000 to pay one or two teachers. I have indicated on the map the route suggested for transportation. The above report has just been made by J. R. Perkins, principal of the State Normal school of Danbury. So far as closing all the scools in town but two, the writer believes the proposition would not be endorsed by a majority of the citizens in the town. The project of carrying the children (the writer be lieves) could not be accomplished for any such money as Mr Perkins esti mates. In the second place it would be practically impossible to transport the children over the route suggestsed. There are weeks at a time when it would be well nigh impossible to send a loaded wagon across the Hill from George Dur gy's. Coburn and Greenwood. The roads arc at times full to the fences. By time a child starting from the lower end of I.ench Hollow reached Coburn or Green woods he would be frozen stiff. It is very Hie for Mr Perkins and other men like him. to sit in their steam-heated j:u v., ut. etmn.nf rwhv nrMrh i oiiices una wont out tne prouiems or a drill by Mr Strong-of Derbj wfculi rmill town In ;hR ft time al was especially hne and greatly en-1 tho m,id across the mils would make the Rev J. A. N. Grenier of New Ha ven has rented the place of Thomas Reilly near Newtown station and moved in on Wednesday. Miss Florence Beecher, daughter of Judge and Mrs Beecher, is at home from the Mt Ida school, New ton, Mass., for the holiday vacation. The attractive store of Taylor. Curtis & Co., is bright with the Christmas cheer, the stock including games, toys, books in copyrights and rebounds, handsome stationary, silk umbrellas for ladies and men. lamna. handkerchiefs and silk mufflers, Then for the Christmas table there are white grapes, mixed nuts and all tne delict cies of the season In the grocery line. loved. Many thanks are due Miss Mary Hecox for the success of the affair. The Christmas concert and tree will be held on Saturday evening, December 25, in the Congregational church. St Paul's will have their usual Christmas service on Christ mas eve. Rev Mr Armstrong will preach in the Congregational church again, next Sunday. Edgar Buckingham and Charles Millard each lost a horse, last week. Miss E. Buckingham is home for the holidays from her school in Pennsylvania. Will Cook of Worcester, Mass., is spending Christmas at his home here. Miw Elizabeth Dowker is homo for a short time. There Is a case of scarlet feer in Wells Hollow, the young child of Surbamblno being the victim. Anson Smith has been laid up for a few days but is on his R. D. route agaiu. Inp a weary pilgrimage. The writer believes in improving the schools, but for, )i -uch ti nel way as this affable gentleman, Perkins, suggests. The sug gestions made for repairing the build ines are commendable. The teachers, also, should be paid larger salaries. KEW YEARSJEVE DANCE To Be Given Bv StEose's Drum Corns St Roup's drum corps will give a social and dance In St Mary's hall. New Yc&r's eve, December 31. Good music will be provided and no pains will be spared to make the occasion a notable one. The committee of arrangements consists of M. J. Keat ing, M. L. Keane, P. C. Br.tdley, J. Carmody, P. Keating and J. J. Car-mody. We sell have a good supply of rub bers and felt boots, arctics, etc Ladies' and men's felt lined shoes and slippers. Prices for the holiday trade as low as the lowest. Sandy Hook Shoe Store.