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VOL. 1. NEWTOWN, CONN., THURSDAY AUG. 30, 1877. NO. 10.
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than five line,) $5.t a year. Begnlar yearly ad.
vertlsers, whose bull amount to $1U or over, will
receive the paper iree.
PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS.
NEWTOWN.
POST-OFFICE.
M alU Open : From the South. 11.20 a. u. and
.00 r. u. From toe Murth, 12.00 at. aiidO.U) p.m.
Mail clone: (loin North, 10.30 a. h. and 4.
V. at. Oouig tkiolh, at 11.2 a. at. and 4.45 p. H
Z. B. Pec, P.M.
CHURCHES.
Tkikitt Chdicb. Main Ktreet, Rev. Newton E.
Marble. 1. 1)., reclor. Services 10 3.1 A. H. bun
day etohool, 12 m. Uveuiug service, 7.30.
CoroBEoATloXAL Ma.n Street, Bev. James F.
Hoyt, pastor: Service, 10.30 a. m. Hunday school
11,45 A. at. Aiteruoon bervloefl, 1 p. ii.
Catholic: Main Street, Rev. Father McCarton
pastor. Servioee, 10.15 a. m. Sunday School,
12.30 P.M.
SOCIETIES.
Olive Bbavch Jdvekile Temple ho 14. Pub
lic meeting every Sunday artornoon at 5 o'clock,
iu South Centre School House, ofhceis: airs S K
Beers, Bupt, Miss M F Peek, bee
St. Patbick's Tempebance Society aev. Fatb
. er James McCartan President, John Hoouey Vice
President, Thomas Egau Secretory, Patrick Uain
Treasurer , , T t .
Nkwtow LiBB'Br Amjociatioh. E. L John
eon President, Charles rJereei'ord Vice President,
M. F. Peck Secretary and Treasurer.
At F. PJ4CK, Librarian.
SANDY HOOK.
CHUHCHE8. ,
Methodist. Bev James Taylor, pastor. Ser
vices, 10.30 a. m., 1.30 and 8 p. u. Sunday
echool 11.45 a. M. Prayer meeting Thursday
evenings, 0 p. x.
St. Joint's Chapel. Bev. Francis W. Bar
cett assistant minister. Services 1 P.M. Sunday
School 12 M.
w"" BOCIETIE8.
Obakitx IiODOi Ikdepekient Obdeb or Good
TEMPLABS:meet in hall over H. L. Wheeler's
furniture Wareroom every Friday evening. Offi
cers, J. P. Blaekmau, W. C T, Mrs. W. W. Per
kins, W. V. T, ChiisUan Beabier, W. 8., Mrs. .
A. Bennett, W.F. B., Mrs. H. L. Wheeler, W.
T., Wm. B. Terrill, W. M , Mies N. A. Judson,
VI. I. a. Miss EllaS. Peck, W. O. O, John F.
Griffin, P. W. T.
Hibam Lodoe, No 18, F. A. M Meet in Ma
sonic Had, 1st and 3d Wednesdays of each munth.
Officers: Wm. I Sandford, W. M., John Saudford,
rir. W., Som'ers Croiut, Jr. W., James A. Wilson
fctec't. H. L. Wheeler, Treaa and Chapn., Mm.
Ackley, Sr. Dea., Chester Hard, Steward, A. W.
Orgelmann Tiler. .
Royal Abcb C ha PTES Meet Second Thursday
of each month, in Masonic Hall. Officers; Geo.
Wonenden. H. P., H. L. Wheeler, X., James M.
Blaekman, Scribe., Wm. I- Kauford, C of U., Jaa
A- Wilson, P. S. , 0. A Hough, B. A. C.
Alpha Juvenile Templs No 1. meet m Lodge
Boom over Furniture otore, every Sunday after
noon, at 4-30 o'clock. Mua lla Peck, Supt. F W
Perkins. WOT.
TRAVELER'S GUIDE.
Newtown & Woodbury Stage Line.
Leaves Woodbury at 7.30 a. m., Sonthbury at
.3'l a.m.. South Britain at 9 a.m., Bennett's
Jiridge at 9.90 a.m., Berkshire at 10 a. m., Sandy
Hook at 10.30 a. m. arriving at Newtown to meet
the 10.47 a.m. Up Train, and leaves for Wood
bury on the arrival of tne 11.40 a. m. Down Tisin,
and arrives at Woodbury at 8 p. m the same time
aa the Woodbury and Seymour Stage.
OhOROE IVLi-B, Proprietor.
Ittvtovm, Aug. Id, 18T7.
People's Line.
I offer my services to the traveling public, andean
be found all times ready toconvey passengers to ami
rom the Depot, or to Sandy Hook and N ewtown St.
Ghaigea moderate. Remember the "Governor,"
GEORGE REDSTONE.
Housatonic Railroad.
Time Table. To take effect July 10, 17T.
Train! Imm Nevtovm Going A'ort. 10.47 a.
i U.b 3.05 1.29 and 7.05 p. m. 10.47 a. m.
and t.!9 p. m. trains connect at Brookheld Junc
tion with trains for Banbary.
OeiafSimlh, 6.15 and 11.40 s. m., 5.05 and J.35
p. m. Sunday Train, 7.45 p. m.
Traint tout HaxlttrMt Going Serik, 10.57 a.
m., 1.20 3.25 5.40 and 7.20 p.m. 10 67 a. m.
and 3.40 p.m. trains connect at Brookfleld Junc
tion with trams for Uanbury.
Going Soulk, 8.05 and 11.30 a. m., 4.55 wd ?.S0
p. m. Sunday Milk Train, 7.30 p m
Shepauc Railroad.
ARRANGEMENT OF TEAIN8, eommeodhg
Ansjnst 13, 1877.
CrmmtHma Trmint Leant tfewUmm at 10.47 a. m.
sad 5.19 p.m. Arrive at Litchfield 2.20 and 7.55
p. at. Aantrdat an additional Connection is
made by Train passing Newtown at 7.05 p m.,
with Train arriving at UtchneM at 10.03 p. m.
Learn LiicMJUid at S.35 a. m. (Mondays 7.15 a.
in.) and 8. SOp ra , arriving at Hawleyvilla 11.80
a.m. (Mondays 3.10a. ui.l and 7. on p.m., con.
BnjuuK win, ir.iu, ou uouNatonw n. it
Kundat Milk Train leave, Liklilield 4 4H D. m.
and oouuecu with tiuuwtonio Milk T.eiu.
0. U. PLA.TT, Biipt.
PROFESSIONAL CAUUa.
yivi. O. WILE. M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon, Sandy Book, Ct.
D
It. ltiS.UEl'lS, Jit.,
DENTI8T,
Sauily Hook, Conn.
My Office in Hro,Ktield la opened evury Wednes
day (over L. Osborue's sturel.
1)
R. FRAK.SEELEY.
DENTIST,
349 Main Strivt, Itrldgeiwrt, Conn.
ttftM door to Birdty A C'o.l
J)R. J. R. CIBBS,
DENTIST,
450 Main Street, Bridgeport, gives Gas free of
charge, and extract, tuulu without paiu tor 50cta.
UU81NK88 CAHDS.
QENTUAL HOUSE.
Hituated in the centre of the town, newly fur.
nished throughout. All modern iinpriiveuiuuta.
Everything done to add to the happinuas and com
fort of the guesta . Free carriage to ail tralLS.
Charges moderate. Accommodations uuurpaes.
ed. Dodolas Faikuuild, pi-op'r.
M. ItEYXOLUS,
PAINTER.
Graining, Paper Hanging, Kalsomining.
Frescoing and Painting in all its
branches done with dis
patch, Residence, Newtown, Conn.
s
MITH & PEItKlNS.
PAINTERS.
Paper Hanging, Kalsomining,
Painting and Graining
Done at the shortest notice, and in the Best
Manner.
NEWTOWN, Conn.
jyjlNOTT AUG UK. .... ......
SNDY HOOK MARKET,
DEALEB is
Fresh &, Cured Meats, &c.
Near the Bridge,
Bandy Hook, Conn.
t3T2ermtt Cat. '
JJ C. ALLYN.
DEALEB IN . .
Watches, Clocks, Jewel?, Qold Pens,
Speclacks, EyeyUmm, etc.
Watches. Clocks and Jewelry repaired and war
ranted. Main Street, Post Office, Newtown.
CHARLES RININSLAND.
BARBER SHOP, AND LADIES'
HAIR DRESSING EMPORIUM.
Corner of Main and West SCs, Newtown.
Shaving, Shampooing and Hair Dressing done
in the most artistic tttyle.
The ladieu are requested to examine specimens
of work, such aa Switches, Braids, Carls, Puffa,
etc Ladies con have their combings made up.
BBANCH BAEBEB SHOP
in Bandy Hook, opened every Wednesday and
Saturday afternoon. Shop next to the Fust Office.
II. L. WHEELEK
Stoves, Tin, and
Copper Ware.
Jobbing done at short notice.
Store in Newtown, in the rear of Hen
ry San ford's stjre.
D. CAMP, Agent.
At my store in Sandy Hook may be found s fall
stock of Tin Ware, and titoves of the latest im
proved patterns, coiutistiug of Parlor aud Citchen
Stoves. I have also in my Furniture leprtJijent
a splendid selection of Bedroom tSuitea, very
cheap, from 30 to $50. Also Lounges, Chil
dren's Carriages, etc. iiooda delivered free of
charge.
Gire meaeati.
H. L. WHEELER.
NEWTOWN ACADEMY, NEWTOWN, CT.f
Rev. Jas. P. Hoyt A. M.f Principal.
A School for both sexes and all age. Pupils are
prepared for College, Business, or Teaching, and are
thoroughly drilled to English branches on the ' Op
tioh al. iSvsTSJei ' and by Individual Instkuctiom.
Reports are seat to the parents every week. The ex
pense for
Board. Furnished Boom and Tuition rtiH
not ixred $:190 per iScAool wetk. Tui
tion alone per week, 50 to 80 et.
Fall Term begins September 3d, but pupils can en
ter at any time. For. Qraiiais, etc., addrcsa the
Principaior Trustees. 1
cm
A NEW ENGLAND DEACON OF THE
OLDEN TIME.
He was a man of calm and austere mood,
And in his sternness shewn his pedigree,
For he was born of Puritanic blood :
To no one d Id be ever bend the knee,
Except to God, and even then expressed
Less oulwaed homage than his heart coufuaaed.
Though stern bis brow, his buart was wann and
mild.
Tbe fountain gunned, though curbed Its spark
ling iini ;
His eyes, ss he chastised a f reward child.
Were oft with nature's gentle dew made dim ;
Ho atrncK with-thoee fond feeliug he betrayed.
As round his old armed chair the urchin played.
His words were few. select and pertinent.
Each understood and well performed its task ;
Befuro thir force frivolity grew silent,
And guilt. In sudden fear, let hill its mank :
And yet, though atroug his bow and sharp his
steel,
He only wounded men thhfr-ee might heal.
He may have wiahed but never worshipped wealth.
He sought it as a nienna, hut not an end.
He deemed the beat of "creature comforts" health
The best of all God'a outward gifts a friend
Incomparably so his chosen wife,
And He, who bi one to both the bread of life.
Beneath the pulpit, in his wonted seat,
He meeKiy tMDclitled ll& day of rest ;
His locks fell on his shoulden like a sheet
Of snow upon a bending maple's crest ;
His features nolemn, meditative, mild,
Kepressed the lightuesa of the gaziug child.
He was a breathing, bold impersonation
Of moral outlines, which the preacher drew.
Impressing portraits, limned in ItaveltiUon,
By corresponding features full in view.
A living picture utriKes, when one tbat'B sainted
Will sometimes fail, however strongly pointed.
But if you taxe the living, let it be
Some one whose points of character are strong,
Tie not enough that he is merely free
From faults and overt acts of wrong.
His goodness must be positive, a thing
Whose echoes ever on life's anvil ring.
This world is full of act ion, he must ride
The foremost wave who would direct Its motion.
The timid sailor, on the inland tide,
Can never feel the mhhty heaves of ocean.
Then lift your anchors, 'set your strongest sail.
And speed, with steady helm, before the gale.
By The Summer Sea.
"Oh! your sweet eyes, your lo replies,
A great enchantress yon may be,
Bnt there was that across bis throat
. Which you had hardly cared to see "
. Tennyson.
"How pale yon are, , Ninon 1 What
ails you ? You have not been yourself
these three weeks and more," observed
Camilla Ken wick to her petite, dark-eyed
maid.
"Heaven 1 it is you who are not your
self," returned Ninon, as she nervously
adjusted a spray of delicate, wax-white
buds in tbe rich, black hair of her hand
some mistress. "You talk all day to M.
Antoine Cbarlot, and all night you moan
in your dreams of Ralph nothing but
KHlph mariame; and in the morning
the pillow is wet with the tears you have
shed in your dreams. Your cheeks are
always too hot or too cold, and pardon
me your temper is just the same of late.
Is it for ibe little quarrel, and do you
love Raoul so well V
Camilla Ken wick sighed and stirred
uneasily in her luxurious dressing-chair
of rosy velvet, as Ninon uttered Ralph's
name in the French rendering with a
pretty, tender, Frenchified lisp. "Or do
you really fancy Antoine Chariot Ah,
madame, Raoul will change never ; but
Antoine's love is like the bee, the butter
By, the humming bird.or tbe wind con
stant not at all. Pardon me, dear ma
dame; hut trifle no more with Antoine.
Mon IHeut may not the laughing wind
strengthen into a hurricane? and who
knows (hat the butterfly may not pass
into a chrysalis from which shall some
time emerge a dragon to destroy you ?'
Camilla Ken wick laughed I The idea
of a dragon springing from the chry-
Balis of a butterfly would have amused
Darwin himself.
"Nonsense, Ninon," she said ; "a
little ronge now and then and my toilet
will be complete."
Tbe girl obeyed respectfully and then
drew back with a gesture of admiration.
"Look, madame at yourself in tbe
mirron," she cried, with mercurial de
light, seeing how her deft duties had en
hanced tbe witcheries of a creature fair
er than a Circe. 'Your eyes are "
"Black, Ninon," Interrupted the lady
lautihiDg ; "black, and nothing more..
mm
"They are like two black pools reflect
ing two evening stars," continued tbe
Vivacious French maid ; "your lips are
red and satiny as poppy petals; yuur fea
tures uh ! your fiwturvs.madama, would
be like those of a Venus carved In frozen
snow, only for the rouge on your cheek ;
and your form is perfectquite exquisite
In that lustreless white silk with Its dra
pery of black laces and the pearls and
gold on your wrists and bosom are quite
in keeping with the milk-while buds and
golden dagger in your rippling black
luiir. You Hre beautiful, madame very
beautiful indeed."
"You are a sad flatterer,'' snid Camilla
Kenwick not wholly pleased with the
fulsome admiration of the girl whom
she had made a pelted favorite. "I am
better satisfied with you when you cat
echise me."
"Are you, madame f Heaven 1 I am
glad it is so, for I have something in my
heart that must be said."
"Wlmt, Nmou V Inquired Camilla
starting as she toyed with her boquet of
camellias and white rose buds ; "what is
it, petite f"
The tiny face of the little French
maid grew pallid, and tbe lithe dainty
form quivered ; although her voice was
brave and full of melody.
"Madame, dee-ar madame, please let
Antoine Chariot know that you are a
wife. Why will you take such an un
fair advantage of tbe blunder of the ho
tel clerk who registered you as mademoi
telle instead of madame ? If Antoine
really loves you, when be finds himself
deceived, he will kill you or himself. I
know him."
"You call him Antoine. Yon certain
ly speak as if you knew him," answered
Mrs. Kenwick with slight hauteur.
"Who and what is he?"
"A French professor of music from
New York, who is stopping at Wild
Rose Cliff for a few weeks of rest," said
Ninon with a pitiful assumption of in
difference. "You know more than that, Ninon,"
said Camilla angrily and fearfully; "and
you shall tell me what it is."
Ninon was silent.
Camilla clasped the slender wrist of
tbe girj with a cruel clutch.
"Speak 1" she demanded.
"I will," said Ninon; "if you will let
me go and face me honestly as a woman
should another." ;
Mrs. Kenwick dropped her hand In
stantly. "You have been a good girl, Ninon,
and I will give you your way," she said
gently, "we all know that M. Chariot is
a professor of music. What more is
he?"
"He wot ray promised husband in
France," said the girl weeping; "the
wedding day was fixed, the marriage
settlements made, and everything else
necessary was arranged, when my father
who was a merchant in Paris, failed,
and died by his own band. Then I
knew it was my expected dower, and
not me, that Antoine loved, for he fled,
and I never saw him again until be came
here to Wild Rose Cliff."
"But you loved him f'queried Camilla
startled.
"I loved him so well that I followed
him across the ocean," answered Ninon.
"I love him still with just that same in
tense, jealous, passionate love, with
which Raoul loves you, my lady. O
madame trifle not with Antoine, you do
not care for bim,and to Antoine a slight
ed love would be death. To you and
Raoul It would be worse than death!
You know it ; for you weep for your
husband all night long, though it was
but a little thing that parted you ; and
do you think Raoul suffers less than
you?"
"Stop, Ninon I" said the lady author
itatively, her proud face as colorless as
tbe flowers she held.
"Pardon 1" returned the girl ; "but
mnst yon break hearts as the only pas
time that will ease your trouble. See,
your sister for you have called me
'sister,' my mistress, many times, kneels
to you and begs you to give back her
Antoine, her lover."
The little maid was on ber knees, and
her dark curls trembling from out ber
pretty cap, half hid the round, infantile
face that reddened and paled swiftly
as she pleaded for hi in who had ignored
her.
"Get np, ju silly child," commanded
ber beautiful mistress sternly ; "does
Mr. Chariot know of your presence
here?"
''No, madame," answered Ninon hum
bly as she rose ; but you will tell him to
day, will you not wheo you meet him
by the sea ?"
"Certainly, if you desire It, Ninon,"
responded Mrs, Kenwick smiling. "And
now bring me my wraps, I hear bim
asking for nie In the hall below."
Presently the petite maid returned
bringing a shawl of some misty, pale
rose fabric that she wound in oriental
fashion about the royally graceful form
of ber mistress, who immediately went
down to meet Auloiue Chariot.
lie was a handsome man of that dark,
fascinating sort of beauty occasionally
seen in old Spanish portraits. In form,
feature and bearing, he was at once
gruve and poetic, fastidious; passionate
and well-bred.
"Ah, M. Chariot ! so early 1" observed
Camilla, giving him her delicate, rosy
finger tips.
"How could I be late," be responded
in the purest English; "when I enjoy so
much, our hours by the sweet, sweet
sea. Will you come down to the beach
with me ? The sunset is charming."
She smiled as she went w:th him, but
her heart was heavy and fearful In her
bosom. . She was nervously apprehens
ive of the denouement of her Summer
pastime.
"Not there, Camilla," said ber admirer
as she would have drawn him among the
ranks of promenaders ; "but here, in this
sweet green nook, for I have something
to say to you."
lie se.ited her on a mossy boulder in
tbe shadow of a sleep clilf grown thickly
over with sweet briar and piuk wild
roses. :
"1 can guess what it is my friend,"
she replied serenely, but with a keen in
ward thrill that was half pain and half
vanity ; "you have heard something of
the tableux we are to have in honor of
my husbands coming. You wish to
help me you ate very kind."
. The passion that bad filled bis eyes
tike a flame went but in an awful aston
ishment and gloom.
" Tour hwband, Camilla !" he cried
"who but I who love you can ever be
that ?" t
"Surely you should have known I am
married," responded the woman, her
cheeks blazing, as she held forth one
dainty hand on which glittered ber wedding-ring.
For a moment one ominous moment
be gazed at her steadily, searchiugly,
and then his reproaches bursi forth in a
hurricane of fierce, scathing words.
"I see now it is," he exclaimed ; "you
have made me your dupe my love the
toy of your idleness and amusement. The
stain of murder Is on your fair, false
hands, and all the waters of yonder sea
can never wash it away. To wish you
future happinesa would be a mockery
and blasphemy. Farewell I"
Be dashed up the cliff with madness
on his livid visage.
She heard him crashing through tbe
thorny, wild-rose bushes, then above the
plash of the sunset sea, she heard a dull
plunging sound, and a great agonized
cry.
Antoine Chariot had gone down to his
death.
There was a brief confusion among
the promenaders on the silvery beach,
there were inquiries and unsatisfactory
explanations, and a futile attempt at res
cue. In vain I The huugry undertow
must have borne away its prey.
And whiter than tbe face of the
drowned could ever be, were tbe cheeks
of Mrs.Cauiilla Kenwick as she went baca
alone to Wild Rose Villa.
She called Ninon and told her of what
bad happened.
"Don't touch me," cried the girl
aghast ; "there is blood on your hands,
madame."
That night her maid could not be
found, and the next morning Ralph Ken
wick came.
Camilla was alone in her room hep
attitude that of utter misery her eyea
fixed mournfully on the sea. What was.
in her heart only Heaven could tell.
"She is grieving over our quarrel,'
thought her husband, with a thrill of
tenderest pity. "Dear soul 1 I was a
wretch to talk to her as I did. Camil
la!'' She turned her beautiful head toward "
bim with a dreary movement, and her
piteous, unsmiling face seemed aged and
I haggard.
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