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Thursday Aug. 8Ui.187I.
Office In Swiford tt Hswlet Store. raxnvmorzxxHt. One of our citizen, acting oo the noble Impulse of Improving tbe beauty of tbe street, by laying low tbe grass and weeds, arose one morning lusl week, bright sad early, sad wended bis way down to bis ofllce, beariug en ancieut scythe. After reaching tbe olDce be begau to mark out, wltb bis minds eye, his share of tbe office froot, la which he felt most interested, confident tbat be would do what was right, and no more tbaa what was right, be moved .upon the common enemy Jthe wceds)aDd slashed away until his share was cut down. Completing bis task be returned home. Tbe newly mowed spot attracted attention, and with it comes the start ling revelation tbat our good friend and .citizen bad actually cut beyond tbe line aud mowed down grass in front oi bis neighbor's yad. A surveyiug jiarly .tried tiyd to ascertain bow it was that aucti a udstake could have bceu made. All are agreed as to tike judge's good in ternum aud sympathise wilU tiiiu, tor it leave tbe juuge, by .bis own reckouiug a strip of grans and weeds to mow down. Wbeq bis neighbor on the left cuts down the weseds lett for his share, Tbe judge will And tbat tbe line which be drew with his mind s eye looks like a fish book. THEUCTV&B. Rev. C. E. Hews, of Utica, N. Y., lectuied on the subject of lemperance,in the Congregational church, Wednesday evening, Aug. 22d, and was listened to wjth close attention. Tbe lecturer said that be found the people in this portion fit the State very indiiferentto the cause of temperance, and tbat there ,weje those ybo professed to bechrislians, that were engaged in the sale of intoxicating iquors. Be spoke Very .earnestly to the young people, and urged them to nolle themselves to the Good Templars. Some good people said the speaker ob jected to joining secret orders, because of the ceremony, yet was it not true also ,tbat there was a public ceremony gone through wjth before a person could en jter tbe church. Rev. Mr. Hews is pleasing speaker, and ought to have had a larger audience. Ha expects to return again. THE HOP, The usual Saturday night Hop, at the Central House, took place last week, as per previous announcement. Though tbe weather was far from pleasant, yet the large dining ball was fluite well filled. Numerous additions to our townspeople were present, Bridge port being largely represented. Among the number were Messrs. 8 e and P n, who have weekly lent their pres ence at these hops, and thus aided great ly in increasing the interest taken in them. We woulJ not, however, detract from the valuable aid always afforded by the attendance of the G 's, from Rocky Glen, without which there would be little use trying to sustain them. One of tbe pleasant feature of tbe evening was the presentation, near tbe plose of the entertainment, of a beautiful boquet, to Mrs. M, C. Hawley, by tbe guests of the hotel Tbe presentation was neatly done, It has been proposed to close these hops this season by a grand full-dress ball, to be given at the Central House, Friday evening, Sept. 7th. Musjc by Ives' Band, of l)anbury; A8ADCA8B. A man and woman, giving their narqes as Daniel and Margaret Lynch, called at tbe residence of Mr, L'!ckwood Shepard, in Zoar District, a little over two weeks ago, and begged of Mr. Shepard the privilege of staying in his barn. The woman was very ill, and when she entered the barn,fell prostrate, The man stated bat he and bis wife lert Massachusetts, on foot, in search of work, and bad worked as a joiner jn some towns on the route. The woman had become tired out, was taken sick, and at other places at wbipb be asked tbe privilege of going into the barn, he was refused and driven off. The man aided bis wife on the road by assisting her to walk, or bearing her in his arms, nntil he reached Mr. Shepards' who took them in. They were made as com fortable as possible, and tbe woman soon began to mend. The man was then taken sick, and grew so ill that Mr. She pard sent for and procured be services of Dr. Monroe Judson, who visited the man, and found him in such a condition tbat be did not believe that be could Jive. Tbe man lingered until Wednes day Aug. 22d, when be died. On Thursday his remains were taken to the Catholic cemetery, in the Hook, and burled. Tba wife says tbat she bas friends east, and doubtless she will be caied for. Tbey were vary respectable appearing persons, and were of good manners. O0ODIC0X Messrs James M Blackman, D. M. Reynolds, and a Mr. Cullum, of New York, went to Lake Waramaug and caught a splendid meis of bass, on Wednesday of last week, some of them weighing from If to 4 3 4 pounds a piece, eleven In one lot weighed 18 pounds Mr. Blackman was the luoky man to catch the largest Hsu, It is smusjng to see tbe parade that experts and professionals make when going for tbe big flsh, and return with small ones, while those who are not rated as fisher men bring home the very finest. COVET. Austin McNurtery, tbe young man who was arrested for over-driving a horse, and whose case was adjourned until Thursday morning last, was again brought before Justice .'fetta, oo the duy set for tbe trial, anJ disposed of. There were several fitnesses, all of whom testi fied tbat tbey saw tbe young man driv ing and beating tbe horse, in a cruel manner, Lawyer Wilson briefly review ed the law aud testimony. Xawyer Blake, of Bridgeport, defended McNur tery, but did not save him from a fine of five dollars and costs, wblcb was paid, and the young man went free. A BUNA-WAY. On Saturday morning last, a horse be longing to Messrs. Glover, Warner & Clark, down in the Hook, created con siderable excitement, by running away. The horse was being used to carry fur niture to tbe St. John's church, and while the wagon was beiug unloaded, those taking tbe articles into the church left the animal for a few moments, and for some cause the horse started and ran at a fearful speed in the direction of tbe Rubber shops, passing several teams on the way. The horse did not finally atop until he reached tbe barnyard of D. U. Gately,Esq. There was nothing broken, nor thrown out of tbe wagon, which was very fortunate. BIBIHDAT PICNIC. The annual birthday picnic of George W. Stuart, took place on his grounds Aug 16 th. There were about fifty guests, rep resentatives from Brooklyn, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Brookfield, Danbury, Bethel and Litchfield. Tbe affair proved a success, tables loaded with everything that taste could desire ; Ice cream from T. Nichols & Co. May the days of George and Kate prove many. A Subscriber. THANKS. We take this occasion to return to our friends that have so kindly noticed us In several of our exchanges, our sin cerest thanks. Our aim will ever be to make tbe Bee a welcome visitor, and thus continue to retain tbe heartfelt wishes of its many friends. COW KILLED. Tbe Saturday afternoon op train, on the Shepaug road, struck and killed a good cow, belonging to Mr, Bennett Jennings, near Camp's old saw mill, at Hawley ville. SEX ATTBACnONS OP NXWTOWK. For the last few years Newtown has become quite a favorable resort for city people, and bas in a measure superseded Litchfield, over which it bas many ad vantages. Newtown is situated in Fair field county, about nineteen miles above Bridgeport, on the line of tbe Housa tonic Railroad, being thus an easy dis tance for New York and New Haven business men. About three-quarters of a mile above the depot is situated the main street of tbe town, on which are the hotels, the largest of which is the Central House, of which Mr, Douglas Faircbild, formerly of New Haven, and steward of the State Hospital, is proprie tor. The town is about one thousand feet above tide water, and the air is as Strong and bracing as that qf Litchfield, while tbe views from tbe many hills are more extensive and pleasing to the eye. .One of the chief attractions pf the place is the drives, one of which, "around the Gleu," surpasses, in my opinion, for wild and romantic beauty any drive in the State. At one point in this lovely ride, the stream which flows through the glen widens into s lake around which tbe hills rise to a perpendicular height of 200 feet, presenting an almost facsimile of Echo Lake, White Mountains ; at another point tbe road ascends to a height of 150 feet, running along the ridge of toe hill, from wbicb you can look down ISO feet to the water, while on tbe other side the hill towers above your head 100 feet, covered wltb beauti ful foliage. Tbe drive around' the lake, situated about one mile from the Central House, Is also another delightful ride. A longer, but still more pleasing drive.is called the "river ride," following the Ilousstonle river for ten miles. Newtown bss also produced ber share of men who have distinguished them selves. Among them are: William Ed roond, Judge of the Superior Court and member of Congress ; Judge Asa Chap man, who with tbe late Governor Dut ton practiced law and established a law school here; Isaac Toucey, United States Secretary of the Navy; also the late Charles Chapman, of Hartford, and our own fellow citizen, Judge Alfred Black man. Among the New Haven people we find registered at the Central House are Don ald G. Mitchell and son, Hon. Tilton . Doolittle and family, Col. A Heston Robertson and wife, Dr. John B. Robert son and wife, Henry Sanford and family of Bridgeport, besides many pleasant families from Brooklyn and New York. Tbe Centnl House is new and recent ly furnished, is kept in fine order, and accommodates sixty guests ; It is very favorably situated on Main street, op posite the Episcopal church. There are a number of large trees about the house and it has a beautiful lawn for croquet. Everything in and about the bouse is de sirable for tbe comfort of Summer guests. Cor. New Haven Journal and Courier. ABBITAU AND DBPABTPEES, Mrs. Julia G. Nichols and daughter, of Bridgeport, arrived In town on Wed nesday of last week, and took board at Mrs. L. B. Cook's. Capt. Julitfs Sanford returned home last Friday, much improved in health, Rev. James Taylor bas had a two weeks vacation, and returned home this week. Mr. W. W. Perkins spent several days a short time ago, visiting in Massachu setts. Mr. and Mrs.Wm. Falrchild, of Taun ton, left town Tuesday, and will make an extended visit to their daughter's home In Ohio. Miss Grace T. Wood, who has been visiting at tbe residence of D. S. Ham mond, Esq., for tbe past two weeks, re turned oo Monday,' to Westport. Her many friends regret her departure. Marcus C. Hawley and family, accom panied by Misses Florence and Mamie Glover, have returned from their visit to Long Branch. Mr. D. B. Turner, of New York city, Ebenezer Turner and wife, and Mrs. Jane McGraw, of Ithica are the guests of Mr. Edward Starr. Mrs. McChesney, son and daughter, of Norwalk.are the guests of J. B. Wheeler, Esq. . Miss Allie Leonard is In town, and is tbe guest of Miss Edith Jones, at their Summer residence in tbe Glen. Her friends wish her a pleasant visit. Mr. George Maltby and family, of New Haven, are tbe guests of Josiuh Booth. Mr. 0. Howard Hall, of Bridgeport arrived on last Saturday, and is stopping at Mrs. L. B. Cook's. Mr. Ormel Hall and daughter returned to their borne on Weduesday. -;- Rev. Mr. Gregory and wife.of Albany, N. Y-, are guests of Mr. D. Camp. Mr. C. J. Merritt returned home, to Chicago, yesterday. - Miss Frances A. Marble returned to her home on Saturday, very much im proved by her trip. We are glad to welcome her back again, although only for a short time, aa she goes to Bridge port in a few days, to attend to school duties. . . LOCAL JOTTINGS. Mr. Charles Able buried on Saturday an infant aged three months, that died of cholera infantum. The Newtown Academy, Rev. J. P. Hoyt principal, will be opened Sept. 3d. See advertisement. Mr. Sidney Middlebrook is building a large abutment down near the water's edge in his lot. Major Greene's keeps on band Down er's Standard Kerosene oil The highest test oil that is made. Smith & Perkins have contracted to paint the residence of our popular town clerk, C. H, Peck, Esq. They com menced work on Monday. The residence of Mr. Philo Nichols is being handsomely painted. Mr, Ruffles, of Hawlpyville, is doing the work: A potato, weigbjng one pound and a half, was dug from a field on the farm belonging to Mrs. James Lester, in tbe Glen, last Friday. The evening service in Trinity church bas been discontinued. Services will commence at one o'plock F. u, commenc ing next Sunday. Mr. Daniel Gregory of Taunton Dis trict, Is bulldllntt a very fine carriage bouse, which will make a flue appearance wben completed. Mr. Pbilo Northrop, Is making some needed repairs to his bouse, and the building will hardly be known when tbe carpenters and painters have finished their labor. We did not have room to put In Major Greene's ad all tbe article be is agent for. Beside all these, be is agent for Hub bel'i patent folding umbrella, and a pat ent ashes sifter, A big bass wss caught In Taunton Pond, Saturday, by Mr. Albert Peck, wblcb weighed four pounds. He lost another a fisherman's estimate of four pounds. Tbe attendance Sunday, at Trinity cburcb was very large. The rector, N. E. Marble, D. D. officiating in tbe morn ing, Rev. Robert Booth, of Brooklyn, in the evening. Tbe sermons of both giving great satisfaction. Frank Toole, of Taunton, had a goose stolen from bis barn a few nights ago. Another gentleman bad a lot of oats stolen out of hit barn, one ntgbt this week. Thieves must be on the war path. Look out Curtis & Son, of Berkshire, are build ing a lajge two-story addition to their grocery store. Mr. Charles Glover is doing tbe work. Mr. Glover Is also hav ing his own house finished up. Tbe painters are at work upon it this week. A new firm has been started In Taun ton, for tbe purpose of dealing In fish, clams, oysters, and other submarine vegetables. Tbe firm starts out under tbe colors of Knowlton, Butcher, An drews, & Co. Mr, Highland Wsrner.who was board ing at Taylor's Hotel, died Thursday, and his remains were taken to Bridge port, for interment, on tbe noon train, Friday. Mr. Warner was about thirty nine years' of age. He leaves a wife to mourn his loss. Charles Rlninsland bas made a good change in bis business, which bis pat rons will surely appreciate. He bas em ployed a young man from New York, named Alwin Oppel, who is a good bar ber. Charlie is bound to please bis pat rons. The new scboolhouse in the Hook promises to be a handsome building. Messrs Bradley & Riggs, of South Brit ain are doing the mason work, Mr. Mar shall Otis, the carpenters' work. We shall notice this structure more fully when it has been entirely finished. - A very youthful artist, Herbert Hu tell ings, of Brooklyn, has been engaged for several days past sketching and painting some of the beautiful views around New town. Herbert bandies the pencil with ease, and is really a good painter. Her bert is the guest of Mr. Sidney Middle brook, Sandy Hook. Major Greene has bad large and varied experience in purchasing goods, and if there is anything be does not advertise be will furnish it for a very small com mission. As he frequently visits New York, New Haven, and other large cities be will execute orders promptly and reasonably. We noticed,in passing the residence of Marcus C. Hawley, Esq , some very tall corn, and our curiosity being excited to know Its height, we called his gardener and he gave us tbe following measure ment: Height of Corn stalk 13 feet Height of Corn on Stalk 8 1-2 feet We do not believe this can be beat around here. Tbe seed was obtained from the Kansas Building, at the Centennial Grouuds. The road from Newtown street down to tbe depot is in a bad condition, and should be fixed. The road is full of cobblestones, and horses are stumbling over them. On Saturday, while riding down to tbe Hook with Mr. C. H. Peck, his horse struck on one of these stones and fell upon his knees. If there is no money left to repair roads with, it would be a good idea to vote more for road purposes at the next town meeting. Saturday evening Aug. 18th about 11 o'clock p. m. Mr. Plumb Gray and wife were riding through the woods by the Half Way River scboolhouse, when a gentleman (?) and lady drove so close to them that tbe horse's bead hit Mr. Gray's hand. Mr. G. turned Into the water rut when the gentleman? "whipped up" and locked wheels nearly capsizing Mr. G. & lady, and frightening his horse so that Mrs Gray bad great difficulty in gettinir out Mr. G. after taking some swearing and abuse, told the "chap" he was drunk. This was too much for the chivalrous chap to bear, and to show himself a "godlike Achilles," he drew bis revolver and fired seven shots over Mr. and Mrs. G's head I Both ladies screamed as well they might. Mr. Gray's horse was still more scared by the pistol shots, and it required all his skill and strength to manage him. This wonder ful young liquor swollen hero, should bave bad a good blow on tbe weather board of his nose. His lady must bave enjoyed his animating breath, his bar barous lashing of bis horse (?) bis sick ening attemp9 to manifest bis affection for bis "d-a-r-l-ing'' and bis general re pulsiveness. Why will ladies riue with young men forty leagtjes below tbem f Nut Muei Selected and Recommended. tfu Murit BtUcUd and Recommended, Ntie MueU Selected and Recommended. ! SONGS. Sailor's Grave, Itil. Kstraftassoaf. ttU, tut. Farewell, craim. Soprano or tenor l I" Contralto, etBaitMMla It, trie, 4o, Hannv Little Maiden. ' J. t.i Very pretty llitlt Ballad. Mos, We. Nobody' Darling but Mine, On of Banks' seat (Sort. Priae, HsnntlngByes, f., Ballad la Mr. Thomas's most pleasing Mil. Pile, 100. TbeHM,t' Or.! HmSMcriptiTSSoaiforBiiMoas. rn,m. SONGS WITfl OflOEUS Take this Letter to My Mother, wu f . An. On of th most popular soup of the day. Price, too. Gathering Shells from tbe Sea shore, In ma 8cooss-Ons Ina alone, la Uucgo. ordered 10,000 oopiM. Prtot, 400. Suuny Eyes of Old, VatfBiMMng. Frln, Mo. Sweet Bird, Mnteet I fihii Otorft renin A verr elegant eong oompuloa la " Uitla Bobia tell Kitij I'm Oomlnf ." Price, So quaktett.es. The Lost Ship, G. A. while. Mixed or mile Toloee. Price, We. With the Tide, C.J. WKm. Mixed ox mil roteee. Price, Sic. Welcome To-night, Mixed or male voice Price, Mo. WktU. Where the Hippllng Waters Flow, WMtt. Mixed or male voices Price, Ue. The Fairy Boat, Price, Me. Shine Out, Stars, Dtittf Muck. Price, SOc . . . Love's Golden Days, C. D. Blaht. Price, 76c. Ever)! Quartette in America ihouM order all of the above lot Conoerte, S'estivaU, eereuedeoo Parlor. INSTKTJMENTAL. Autograph Waltzes, AUrewK. i Are the moat popular waltiee of the dev. n, too. Engagement Waltzes, Mnau. Should be purehaaed by every pianist, s'sioe, $100. Fall River Line March, C.D.BlaU. Fine march for piano r cabinet organ, fnc, Soldier's Return, Morceau de Salon, Tot piano. Excellent piano piece, But veil dli- flcuH. Price, sue. The Little Shepherdess, E. B. WSm. Exceeding); bright and prettjr, M the style of "TbeShepuerdBor-" Price, SOc. Bird of the Forest, Crl Ltdtt. Nice summer piece. Price, Mo. Night in June, - . ITRam. One of these tine, dreamy Ksvsnes la which Wilson excels. Price, Me. . The Morris Dances, ' ' - wo Characteristic piece for piano ; sa of the Imo bury Ken Man's " favorites. Pries, etc. Grand Festival March, Played by the celebrated D. I. M. Band, Wa Itirtown. Price, Sue. . .IfuiU itnt to any pmrl eftte rWf Mueh eettt I anrfttrt tf the trerld JKueie eent lo any pari ellMt trerU Upon receipt ti price. Vpete receipt 'price. Upnretiptef price. Addrtet aU order to Addrtet aU order to Addret aU order to J. E, MorriSjNo. 2 Opera House j. E. MorriSiNo. 2 Opera House J, E, MorriSjNo, 2 Opera House ; 3 -w .' DANBURY, CONN. !! IW '.! 'Miff. DANBURY, CONK. ., fl '.r.f i, -. PAKBURT, CONN.