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LOCAL, NOTICKM. (Matter under this head 10 oenU per lino.) Ladlna Bummer Underwear, Hosiery, eto., at A. L. Howard's. W InTtte your attention to our daw line of Hhlrt Waists: also a complete aMortment of Ilelts, Linen Collars, Hhlrt Walat Bets, etc A. L, Howard. Ladles' Hummer Underwear, Hosiery, etc., at A. L. Howard'. More of thoee wraptx-rw and shirt waists just reoelved at E. L. Ilurr's. Photographs In the latest designs. In cluding the platinum and carbon effects. Irt reasonable, at Cardinal's atudlo, H Main street. ltrown Linen for Ladles' dresses at K. L. Ilurr'a. Thla la the kind of woathor to wear aMrt-walate, linen and ootton eulU, wranpr, mulln, laos, and all other kliiU of hot weather goods, and you will find a largo assortment at A. W. Walker 'a. A. W. Walker off.'ra thla week a good line of Holla, Hhlrt Walnt Hots and Inline' Linen Col lure, which It will pay you to call and examine. Another lot of those White Toilet Quilt at M cU. each at A. W. Walkers. Ladles' Cotton Underwear of good materials and at low rlow at Miss Hus aU'a. 3tl7 Irtty atylee In Hhlrt Waists and Sailor Hats that will please you much and cost little, at MIhs Russell's, lit 17 'Mlaa Russell's marked-down sale of Millinery will be continued until It 1h en tirely closed out. There are still aome gHxf bargains In Trimmed and Untrlm iii.hI 1 1 ate. 3tl7 .a.lliV fine correspondence etatlon ery at The Press offlne. Iloeton Linen and Bond, In white, cream, tints and various flnUhf. Also Chinese Linen, Old liik. ahlre Linen, ami Damask Linen. We carry a large assortment, and can give you almoMt anything you want at The Press oflloe. MTArrom MritiNON. H. W. t'tige hM b.MMi to Haitford and vlt'lnlty for a few days. Itegulur meeting of Winter Post, O. A. It., next Tuesday evening. Mies Maud Kills Is at Uloversvllle, N. Y., for a number of weeks. Regular session of Wausoon Lolge, I. .). F., next Tuesday evening. Ilogulnr convocation Orient Chapter, F. A. M., next Wednesday evening. C. I'. Hodgson and family are at their cottage at Nlantlu for a number of weks. MIhm Lena Hlswick and Mies Edith II elm, are at Mystic for a two weeks' out ing. Mis. Oeo. Hlmonds and daughters, loin and Maud, are visiting relatives In the borough. Kpworth League topic at the M. E. church nxt Munday evening, Tho Prayer at Conversion. Mrs. Follettof Woonsocket, It. I., Is the guet of her daughter, Mrs. Oeorgo Law ton, on Grant avenue. Mr. and Mrs. W. l IJIdwell and daughter. Mis. Frank Mowry, are at their cottage at Mashapaug. C. It. Newton teok a ewond In tho mile open at Providence last Haturday There were thirty In the race. J. M. Iieach and Uev. C. II. PufT.r, of Halem, are camping at Mashapaug. Mr. Puffer arrived in town Monday. Michael Hulllvan will compete In the polo vault event at the nVld-day exercises at lloukvtlle next week Haturday. Miss Bertha Illder, of Newark, N. J., Is the guest of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Kdgerton, of East-Maln-st. Edward Tetrault has leon taking a three weeks' vacation at Worcester and other place. He resumed his duties Monday. John Foster and family are now located at the Hmlth grove, Mashapaug, where they will spend the balance of the season. They are now ready to entertain guests. Miss Helen Loach has been the guest of the Misses Miller In Brooklyn. Hhe returned Monday, accompanied by her friends, who will spend a vacation with her. There will bo a union out-door meeting next Humlay evening, at 5.30, In Ilay mnrket Hquare, near tho Congregational church. Itev. J. I. Bartholomew will give an address. Thirty-seven freeh-alr children arrived in town last Friday morning. Of those about 20 are accommodated at different places In the borough, and the others In the other villages of the town. A part of the machinery has been start ed at the shoe shop. Heveral girls have commenced to learn the business, and as the demand Increases more will be called In. W. E. Mauley has already placed an order for a case of the shoes. James Iord Is making extensive re pairs and remodeling his house. Two ells have been torn down and a now one Is to be built. The house was formerly ar ranged for two tenements, but Is to be made Into one. Mr. Lord Is now occu pying one of his cottages while the changes are being made. Tho season Is at Its height at Crystal Lake. All the cottages are occupied and the cottagers are entertaining many vis itors. There are plenty of fish In the lake, and some large catches are reiwrt II. H. Abel caught a black bass weighing 4 pounds. Blssett and Butterfleld caught a splendid string of pickerel the first of the week. There will be a special town meeting this afternoon, at 2 o'clock, for the pur pose of voting In regard to appropriating money for more macadam road. As there Is a chance to get a share of the expense from the state, It Is probable that favor able action will be taken. It Is expected that the strip near Mr. Noodham's will be extended towards the borough. A union open-air meeting was held at the Congregational church Sunday even Ing. About 200 were present, and the service pioved Interesting. Muslo was by a chorus choir, L. 8. Converse leader. Herlert Parker with his cornet, and Miss Wwthburn at the organ, swelled the vol umo of the muslo. Revs. A. J. MoLood and J. I. Bartholomew were the speakers. A man has been In town working a new game. Ho takes orders for granite ware to lie used on the stove, such as stew pans, griddles, etc. The samples that the man had were arranged with an asbestos protector, which would prevent food from burning If neglected. He was a smooth talker, and told purchasers that he would send goods C. O. D., but It was an advantage to pay In advance, as the arrangement that his company had with the express company was such that there was a small saving in so doing. As an additional Inducement he agreed to throw In an asbestos mat to all who paid In advance. He caught quite a number during his stay In town a part of last week. Nothing has been heard from the agent slnoe he left, and the goods have not arrived. The people have been pret ty well gathered In on the photograph game, and relief Is felt that a new scheme . ha been Introduced. Miss Teresa Clark Is spending a week at Htonlngton. Eugene Charter Is to take a vacation at Bheopehead Bay. Fred Sweet Is employed temporarily at Brown's grocery store. Joseph O'Brien, of Merlden, Is a guest or Rev. R. C. Oragan. John Connell, of Waltham, has been the guest of D. J. McCarthy. W. W. Lathrop, who has been quite 111, Is at present more comfortable. Levi I). Uary wears his hand bandaged owing to a severe kick from a horse. Miss Davis, Mrs. A. J. McLeod and son, Rob, are at Mashapaug this week. Mrs. Wm. Herring, with her children, is visiting her brother.Ed Clark, In Wales. A. J. Squires and family are sojourning at Crystal Lake, In L. D. Gary's cottage. Miss Lillian Eddy, of Orcuttvllle, has new Crescent bicycle, from E. A. Buck A Co. Mary Clark and Mamie Hanley are spending a vacation In Norwich and vi cinity. Miss Hprague, of Providence, R. I., Is the guest of Mrs. Maxwell Jjit the Springs House. Mrs. Alfred Rodman, of Lafayette, H. I., is tho guest of her sister, Mrs. Andrew Whlton. George J. Blakeslee, secretary of the local electric light company, was In town yesterday. Mrs. Win. Whlttakor and two children are visiting hoi brother at Provldonce, It. I., for two weeks. There will be holy communion and ser mon at the school house at Buff Cap next Sunday afternoon at 8. There will be no sermon at the evening service at Graco church hereafter until some time In September. J. M. Loach has purchased a now sail boat, which will be shipped at onoe and launched at Mashapaug. J. Lewis Flake has bought the old homestead on Stafford Stroot formerly owned by Nancy A. Flske. Miss K. M. Corbett, of Boston, Is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Thomas Max well, at the Springs House. Mrs. Clura Breon and daughter of Prov idence, are visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wakeman Sibley. Senator and Mrs. J. Carl Converse aie receiving congratulations on the birth of a son who arrived yesterday. Landlord Shine and E. W. Hlscox rode to Springfield on their wheels yesterday. Mr. Shine returned on the cars. Dr. C. II. David has returned from his vacation trip to the Thousand Isles, and reports much success with the fish. Miss Jbllen Itommert, of Walker's em porium, Is taking a vacation at North ItrooktioUI. Miss Nolllo Warren goes next week to Providence for a vacation. The young son of Oliver Carey cut his foot qulto badly last Friday, by stopping on a broken bottle. An artery was sev crod and the wound bled profusely. He was attended by Dr. C. II. David. Daniel Brick and William Cooney were arrested Tuesday at Wllllmantlo. In ad dition to the usual charge of drunken ness, there Is the theft of a suit of clothes from Patrick Moran, of Wllllmantlc, to answer for. Their cases came before the court this morning. The Springs House Is well filled with guests at present. Among the Into ar rivals are C. E. Chaffee and Miss C. E. Chaffoo of Windsor Locks, Mr. and Mrs. T. Evans of New York, and Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Cove of Worcester. Samuel G. Adams and family, of Boston, are expect ed August 1st. Emanuel Hoffman, employed by the Warren Woolen Company, met with a painful accident Monday. He caught his hand in a drying machine, and it drew his arm In to the shoulder. His elbow was dislocated, and the ligaments of the joint were ruptured. He was attended by Dr. Newton. Rev. W. C. Morrow of Norwich, who with his family is occupying Cliff cottage at Maylaud Park, Mashapaug, Is a true sou of Isaac Walton. Tho block bora have a fondness for his hook and winning ways. Tuesday he sent nlno fine specimens to friends in Norwich, tho average weight of tho nlno was nearly throo pounds each. The Mayflower is filled with guests. This week John Cheoney and family of South bridge occupy Cloarvlew cottage. A house and barn, owned by Martin Frawley, In the west part of the town, was burned Sunday morning. The stock and a part of the furniture were saved Mr. t rawley is an Invalid, and was una ble to do anything towards savins his house. Tho flro originated In the barn. and Is thought to have been Incendiary. The house and barn were connected by a row of sheds. The house would have been saved If the water supply had not failed. The barn was well filled with hay. The loss was about $2,000, and Insured for $1,200. John Hamilton, a Gipsy, who Is camp ing In the suburbs, was in town last even ing driving a kicking horse. The horse gave an exhibition of bis specialty on East Main street, and Anally fell down and could not get up. Hamilton came uown street to get tne sheriff to go up and shoot the horse. He found Officer Helm on Main street. Hamilton was In toxicated and had apparently forgotten what he wanted of the officer. The off! cer, realizing the condition, put the man In the CKjlor. He came before Justice Nichols this morning and paid $10. CO. There were 739 tickets sold for the merchants' excursion to Watch Hill Tues day. The weather was cool and wraps did not come amiss on the water. The sail down the Thames was very enjoyable, and although It was rough on the sound thore was not much seasickness. Nearly all stopped off at Watch Hill, although a few took advantage of the opportunity to visit Block Island. Of those who stopped at the Hill, a large proportion enjoyed ursi ciass snore aiuner at tne Iarkln res taurant. The weather was too cool for bathing, and but few ventured. Many took a trip to Westerly on the trollys and all took a kindly Interest In watching the breakers on the ocean side. There was but one uuoldout, and this occurred at New London. John Dorsey, employed by Adolbert Neodham, was running down the wharf, when he stepped on a wire nail In a ploce of hoop. The nail went through the side of the shoe, and nearly through his foot, Inflicting a painful wound. He was unablo to walk after the accident Thete was but little drunkenness, and the crowd was very orderly. The Stafford Cornet band excited favorable comment at all the ports the good ship. Block Is land, touched. Those who did not have an ear for muslo were much pleased with the unliorms. and as a result, all were well pleased. Mrs. A.Hummell and daughter .Blanche, of Windsor, are guests of her daughter, Mrs. N. M. Pease. Work on Wlllington avenue will be commenced as soon as Road Commis sioner Ellis returns from his vacation at Pleasure Beach. Miss Blanche Ramsden, of Palmer, Is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Clark, who, with Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ferry, are occu pying the Lathrop cottage at Crystal Lake. The delegate from Kentucky, who is to take charge of the Stafford Springs, Mash apaug and Bouthbrtdge mail route, has arrived at Mashapaug, and will at once begin work. Stafford. C. B. Plnney spent Sunday at Block Island. MIbs Knowlton, of Palmer, was a guest last week of her ancle, Ruf us Witt James Holbrook Is very low and no hopes are entertained of his recovery. Mrs. W. A. King, of Wllllmantlc, Is at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Cady. Miss Maggie Illle Is spending a week with her parents at 878 Capitol avenue, Hartford. Mrs. Mary A. Tyler, of Springfield, Is a guest of her brother, J. R. Buck, on Stafford Street. Mrs. Ephralm Squire returned Monday from a week's visit with relatives In Hart ford and Wllllmantlc. Miss Lillian Jackson, of Wllllmantlc, was a guest of Miss Eutoka Squire over Saturday and Sunday. Regular meeting of the Mission Band at the Baptist church chapel Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The new bakery wagon of Ed. Whlton's made Its appearance Tuesday, and Is quite an attractive looking vehicle. Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Burke were In Belchertown the latter part of last week. Ed brought a new horse home with him. Miss Mabel Buck has resigned her po sition in the Riverside mill, and Is spend ing a week with friends In East Brook. Hold. Subject for the meeting of the Y. P. 8. C. E. this evening "False Worship, and True." Consecration meeting, and all aro cordially Invited. .Augustus St. Marie Is having an addi tion to his residence built, giving the house a larger and very pleasant dining room. Ed. Burke Is doing the Job. Mrs. William Russell suffered a slight shock a week ago Tuesday, but at pres ent Is quite comfortable. Besides Mrs. Wakefield, another sister, from West Springfield, is with her. Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Dwlght have as ad dltlonal guests this week their grand daughter, Miss Grace Dwlght, of Hart ford, and a niece of Mrs. Dwight's, Miss Bessie Davis, of Derby, Vt. Mrs. Henry Gerould and Mrs. Nella Weston were Intending to have given lawn party for the entertainment of their guests, at the home of Mrs. Gerould, last evening, but the moist condition of the atmosphere compelled them to hold the affair In -doors. The Hamilton family are encamped on the east road to the Springs, on the same lot they occupied some weeks ago. And, they are no more Gipsies than the rest of us. Their home Is in Springfield, and they take this way of passing the sum mer as a matter of business. All will remember what an ice cream sort of a day the Fourth was, and just for a cnange we give a snort extract from a letter recently received from Geo. Worth Ington, who at present is living In the mountains near Canon City, Colo. He says that on the morning of the Fourth, Inside the hut In which he is living, Ice formed in the water pall over half an Inch thlok. Regular meeting of Stafford Grange next Tuesday evening, August 3d. The children of the grange will furnish the program for the lecturer's hour, and the exercises will be held In the town hall It is hoped that all members of the grange with their families and invited friends will be present. Will the sister members of the grange please bring cake? Tho Ladles' Aid society, of the Baptist church, will meet next Wednesday after noon for work. They will hold a special business meeting at 8 o'clock, to which all members of the society are requested to be present. The lady members of the church, also of the Christian Endeavor society are cordially Invited to attend The usual supper will be served form 5.30 until 7. Esther W. Blodgett, aged 95, perhaps better known In this vicinity as Esther W. Smith, died early this morning, of old ago, at the residence of E. C. Plnney which for many years has been her home, Her death occurring to-day we are unable to get particulars for a more extended no tice before going to press. The funeral will be held at the Baptist church Satur day afternoon at 2 o'clock. Saturday night witnessed anothor nar row escape from a serious accident, when Patsey Hassett and Joseph Jerome were driving up from the Springs and were run into by two young men who were driving towards the borough. It was about 9.80 oars ana rainy, consequently they were unable to see each other. The accident was nearly In front of Augustus 8 1. Marie's residence. All the occupants were thrown out and both wagons considerably dam. aged, but otherwise no serious results followed. The New York fresh air children made their appearance Friday morning with Glover's 'bus, and their neat appearance and good manners made a very favorable impression. After something to eat and a little test, they proceeded to make themselves at home and have been enjoy lng themselves since. Mrs. W. II. Black has seven of them; Mrs. Frank Brown has four ; Mrs. Oscar Colburn has two Mrs. Weston and Mrs. H. F. Cady have two ; Mrs. George Thompson has two and Mrs. Wright has three. Dr. F. P. Batohelder and family, of Boston, arrived on Friday last, and will spend some time at the old homestead choosing Stafford air and surroundings in preference to seashore or mountains. "Different girls are of different 'pinions ; Pome like apples, and some like talons. " All the same, we don't see any reason why any of our young ladles should take the trouble of going to Orcuttvllle to wash their feet when we have a pond, right In the center of the village, large enough for even a Chicago girl to get both feet In. And then if the water Is not in a favora ble condition, the heavens have been rather liberal In that line of late. Berry's Famous Root Beer. Have you tried It yet t They say it oeats tne wona. served in old-rasnloned earthen mugs. Also, we sell It for home use. In quart bottles 15c, quart $1.50 per aozen, at. LATHROP'S DRUG STORE. - - - Stanford Tills. " Edwin Goodell lost a valuable horse one day last week. Miss Ethel Roberts Is home from Cherry Valley, Mass. Quite a large number from here attended the merchants excursion Tuesday. There will be a social and ioe cream sale at the M. E. vestry to-morrow even ing. Mrs. Jas. Neville and child of Hartford are visiting her brother, Walter Wilkin son. Mrs. John B. Carpenter of Somersvllle, Mass., visited at Ezra 8. Colburn's last week. Ebenezer Colburn finished haying last week. He worked In the hayfleld every day, when It was good weather. Kev. I. P. Booth of Morrisville, Vt., will supply the pulpit at the M. E. church next Sunday, at the regular hour. Frank Rock night watchman and en gineer at the Staffordville Woolen Co.'s mill gave up his position last Tuesday. Thomas Odell, who has been boss card er days in Staffordville woolen mill has gone on the night force. His brother ,Wel don Odell will be the boss carder days. The Union Meeting of the.Y. P. S. C. E. of Stafford held last Friday, was of great interest. The afternoon programme was complete. The address of the evening by Dr. Lindsay was full of Inspiration, and was highly appreciated by .the large and attentive audience that assembled to hear blm. The Summit Woolen Company Is prac tically ready to begin operations, and will got out samples at onoe. Cass I mores will bo manufactured. Sixty-five hands will bo employed. The starting of this mill, which has been closed so long, will be a great benefit to Staffordville, as well as to the town. Wm. II. Coe, of Worcester, Is the president and treasurer of the new company, and Thomas Rawley, of Put nam, is secretary and assistant treasurer. Mr. Rawley, who is the practical member of the firm, has found the machinery and mill in much better condition than ex pected, and has made short work in get ting the mill ready for operation. WMt Stafford. Henry McKlnney was in Thompsonvllle last week. James Ramsey has bought the place formerly owned by Thomas Hodgson. Mrs. E. O. Truesdell entertained six lady friends at a tea party on the lawn. Miss Alice Pownall from Hartford is the truest of her friend. Miss Hattie Fairfield. Mrs. Henry Lufler from New London is visiting her father, S. M. Harwood on Chestnut Hill. Mrs. A. L. Fen ton from Hampden is making a several weeks' stay with her sister, Mrs. Gold. The little daughters of H. C. Bork of South Hadley, Mass., are visiting their grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Bork. F. J. Preston of the borough, and Clarence Preston of Boston, Mass., were guests at F. W. Preston's the past week, Pastor Solandt will be absent on a three week's vacation. There will be no preach ing service next Sunday. Sunday-school and Christian Endeavor at the usual hours. About twenty young people were very pleasantly entertained at a party given at F. W. Preston's on Saturday evening. The time was passed with games and music, and all left quietly at twelve o'clock, being good citizens, and having In mind the new Sunday law. UNION. Wlllard Richards and wife spent last Sabbath at Brlmfleld. Harry Whipple, of Charlton, Mass. called on friends this week. Mrs. M. A. Williamson, from Worces ter, is visiting at Mrs. Rinda Marcy's, Mary and John Carlln, of Brlmfleld, are spending a lew weeks at E. W. Ud- ham's. The weather has been so rainy of late that but few went on the excursion to Watch Hill. Potatoes are rotting In some fields bad ly, and farmers expect a shower at any time when hay or grain are exposed for sun. A moonlight dance will be given by Frank Town on Friday evening. W, Shaw will prompt. Refreshments will be served. The Booth family held their annual re union at Mashapaug last Saturday. There was a large number present, In cluding Rev. I. P. Booth and family, of Morrisville, Vt., and H. A. Booth and family and C. E. Booth, of Springfield, Mass. Music was furnished during the day by an orchestra under the leadership of E. C. Booth. The day was spent In fishing, boating, and in the enjoyment of a bounteous repast, such as the Booth family only know how to provide. They departed with the understanding to meet again next year at the same place. Bock Meadow. Miss Inez Agard from Warren, Mass. is visiting her aunts, Mrs. Wm. House and Miss Philena Agard. A delegation of twelve from here attend ed the green supper at the Baptist Church In Stafford last week Wednesday, and re port a good time. Rev. Isaac Booth from Vermont has been the guest of his brother Henry Booth. Widow Lyman Hiscock is visiting rela tives in Amherst, Mass. WALES. H.A.Eaton goes to Erring and Orange, Mass. , again next week for a few days. Mrs. W. M. Needham is visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. Baldwin, at GofTa Falls, N. H. Leroy Heald, who has been at work for W. A. Lyon this summer, has return ed to his home In Camden, Maine. Mrs. A. E. Converse returned from Monson last Tuesday, where she has been at work since the 1st of June. Some of the farmers, on account of the rainy weather, worked In th hay field last Sunday, getting in hay that was out the first of last week. KOCKVILLK. A large part of the grading for the Rock ville extension of the Hartford, Manchester and Rockville electric road has been com pleted. The work of building the bridge under-the Melrose branch railroad has be gun. The poles are being delivered along the line of the road', and all the work Is being pushed as rapidly as possible. The big cut In front of Henry Burke's residence on Windsor avenue has been finished. Here is Rest and Comfort. Allen'g Foot-Ease A powder to be shaken into tne shoes. It cures corns, bunions, hot, swollen, smarting, sweating, tired, callus, aching feet. It makes new shoes feel easy. Come In and get a sam ple at LATHROP'S DRUG STORE. KIXXNGTON. (Crystal Lake Correspondence.) Miss Edith Neff of Somers, was home over Sunday. Preaching next Sunday at 8.80, by Rev. J. I. Bartholomew. Edgar Ede of Hartford visited his father one day this week. Dennlson Baker visited his son, Edwin at Vernon Sunday. Mrs. Benjamin Smith visited friends in Crystal Lake Tuesday. James A. Stacy is shingling and paint ing his dwellng house. Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Blake of Ellington visited at Edgar Edes' Sunday. Artemus Bennet, an aged resident, has been quite 111 the past few days. Arthur Squires of Stafford Springs spent Tuesday with friends at the lake. Philo Klbbe, who Is now employed at Ellington, was home over Sunday. Nelson Curtis of Ash ford was the guest of Daniel Curtis one day this week. Miss Bessie Neff is visiting her cousin, Bertha Ellithorpe, at West Stafford. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Skinner were guests at L. A. Aborn's over Sunday. Frank Curtis of 8prlngfleld has Just joined his family, who is visiting here. Walter A. Richardson of Hartford, called on friends in Crystal Lake Tuesday. Milo Klbbe of West Stafford was the guest of friends in Crystal Lake Sunday. Several from this place attended the Merchants excursion to Watch Hill, Tues day. Mr. and Mrs. George Cardinal of Stafford Springs will spend next week at Crystal Lake. Thomas R. Adams is entertaining at his cottage Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nelton of New Haven. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Sweet of Stafford Springs, were guests at E. H. Dimock's Sunday. Several young men of this place intend to procure a tent and camp at the lake for a few days. E. N. Seely, the Sunday school field worker, has arrived and entered upon his work in Crystal Lake. Miss Hattie Smith intends to spend the next two weeks in Springfield attending the Advent Camp meeting. Miss Alice Adams, who has been visit ing in this place, leaves this week for the Adirondacks. Letters remaining in the Crystal Lake post office : Mrs. Alice Durand, W. E. Thrcop, B. Horton Manufacturing Co. Miss Kitty Richardson has returned from Mt. Hope and will spend the remainder of the summer at her home In this place. The Misses Hattie and Rosa Tschumi and aunt of Rockville, visited friends in Crystal Lake last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Holden of Spring field were guests of Mrs. Ella Martin a few days this week. Chas. Sterry of Tolland, a veteran fish erman, caught a five pound bass in the lake last week. H. S. Abel, David Bissett and H. O. Butterfleld of Stafford Springs are in camp at tne lake. Mr. Blssett is building an addition to his barn, at his summer residence in this place and intends to erect a new cottage next spring. Foxes have recently made sucessfui raids on Denison Baker's hen coop. Mr. Baker reports several of his choice fowls missing. Merrick L. Richardson and Mirro G Klbbe nave returned to Chicago, alter a visit of two weeks with relatives in this vicinity. Miss Daisy Charter and Clifford Giles of Bridgeport, Raymond Laing of Brooklyn, and Miss Maude Smith of Rockville, were guests at A. U. Charter's a few days last week. Mr. Roeenburg who resides on tho Codd ing place, lost a valuable cow recently. The animal became entangled in a rope by which she was tethered and Injured her self in such a manner that she died from the effects. A neighborhood prayer meeting was held Wednesday afternoon, at the home of Mrs. Parkil A born. Next week there will be some evening meetings. It is hoped that these meetings will prove successful. The Sunday school atNorfolk,has donated a fine collection of books to the Sunday school in this place. George Moore and family have returned to Thompsonvllle, and E. T. Barrus and family to their home in Williamsburg, Mass., after a pleasant outing of two weeks at the lake. During their stay here the have had excellent luck fishing, and their fellow campers have bestowed upon them the title of champion anglers, Last Sunday evening a horse belonging to E. A. Kuhuly, of Rockville, broke loose and disappeared. E. T. Barrus and Mr, Kuhuly, took a team and started out to find the horse, but were unable to do so that evening. While they were returning to their camp the horse that they were driving shied out, ran on to an embank ment, and they were upset. Fortunately they escaped with slight injuries. Mr Kuhuly found his missing horse the next morning in Rockville. A8HFOKD. Weatford Correspondence. Miss Grace Barlow entertained a few of her young acquaintances last Saturday, It being her ninth birth day. Mrs. Clara Walker of Webster, Mass. Is spending the summer with her father, J. F. Dawley. Wayland Ide, of Gurleyville, Is visiting his aunt, Mrs. Georgia Squires and Mrs. John Lyons. Miss Lena Lyon is at home from her school at Providence. Mrs. Jennie Chandler and son, Arthur are at her father's, Wm. Taylor's. Louis Taylor of Merlden, Is also a guest at the Taylor Homestead. Rev. I. P. Griggs being sick there was only a Sunday school and prayer services at the Baptist church Sunday. FranK Mowrey from the Springs, called on friends here Sunday. George Daniels, of Brlmfleld, was the reoentls guest of his schoolmate, George Barlow. The Baptist choir has nearly run ashore, but we expect It will pick up again and be stronger than ever, as we now have one o the best organists and leaders in this vicinity. The notes of the bank of England cost about one cent each. Malt Extract. An invaluable remedy for ailments of chest or lungs, consumption and all wast ing and debilitating diseases. Ask your I physician about it. Only $2 per dozen at LATHROP'S DRUG STORE.. WTLJLIW GTON. George A. Coegrove returned from his visit last Saturday. Mrs. Mary Williams has returned to Wllllmantlc for recuperation for a time. Mrs. Nettle Cortlss, daughter, and Jen nie have returned to their home in Man chester. Miss Grace Champion, of Houston, Texas, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Legrand Johnson. These are days, especially In the do. main of religion, for great subjects and adapted thoughts. Mrs. E. P. Taylor does not seem to gain much. Physicians have met in coun cil thrice over her case. J. W. Kerr, a brother of Mrs. Agnes Heck, of Jersey City, Is painting her house in a tasty and thorough manner. The town house is getting to be a sight to behold. These rains are calculated to bring out Its outward funeral aspect. There are lots of hay, oats and rye out In these rains. The farmers are right eously Indignant over this kind of hay weather. The best lighted and appointed black. smith shop, with the water power and machinery, In this vicinity, is Charlie Amidon's. Frank Johnson, of Providence, is at F. W. Pratt's on his annual Wlllington visit. Frank Joslin and wife are also there for the month of August. Had it been generally known here that the train carrying the Springs excursion Tuesday would have stopped at the Wll lington station, a much larger number j a would have been glad to go. Daniel Blakeley is about as busy a man now a days as any man in these parts. While engaged in repairs and carrying on his mother's farm, the Holmes place, at the Hollow, he drives from there to his work at the Springs and back, seven miles, each day. Besides, he prompts at the Mountain Grove weekly dances. Mr. Moore, the present Congregational supply, believes In going out into the highways and hedges and compelling the people to come in. Already there is a perceptible increase in his congregation. Last Sunday he addressed the largest audience he has had since his stay here, notwithstanding there was some haying done that day. South Wlllington Correspondence. W. H. Brackett is spending a short va cation at Block Island. Miss Lillia Whiting Is spending her va cation with relatives in Bloomfield. Miss Pauline Kuhnert, of Gurleyville, has been visiting at Robert Kuhnert's. James Smith has hired a woman from Norwich to take care of himself and boy. Dr. Alfred W. Taylor, of New York City, is spending a few days at Gardiner Hall's. Mrs. John Seymour, of Troy, N. Y., has been visiting her brother, John Rich ardson. Daniel Benton is reported to bo quite seriously sick. He is under the care of Dr. Johnson. Eaves-troughs have been put on the tenement houses. Verandas are the only things needed now. Mrs. Carlos Gurley is quite slok with neuralgia in the face. She is under the care of Dr. Johnson Owing to the inclement weathor last Saturday afternoon, the W. C. T. U. meeting, which was to have been held in the hail, was postponed. Communion service will be held in the hall next Sunday immediately after the regular service. AH members of Chris tian churches are invited to participate. Pitching quoits is the pastime In this village at present. It Is quite interesting to see two ol the most prominent men piLClllllg ngttllJBb tXHJll UlilCl OB LllCJ' U1U each when they were boys. The new stone wall in front of W. H Hall's residence will make the east side of the road look one hundred per cent. better. There is a large gang of men at work on it, and It will soon be finished. The friends of Joseph Merrow will re- great to hear of his death, which occurred last Sunday. He was 78 years of age. and leaves two sons and three daughters. The funeral was held Wednesday after noon at 2 o'clock. Some of tne South Wlllington wheel men are complaining about the condition of the roads between this place and the Springs. The worst place is north of the electric light station. These roads ought to be in better condition. The old railroad bridge will soon be a thln&r of the oast. It is raoidlv being torn down. The new iron bridge will be " I put in as soon as the water In the river Is low enough. A dam has been built, but it is expected that two or three pumps will have to be used all the time South Wlllington Is quite a lively place at present. The old bridge being torn down and the new wall being built, makes a number of extra men in this place. Every pleasant evening a large crowd gathers In front of the barber shop to see Mr. Hall beat Mr. Essex pitching quoits. It is expected that there will be a ball game on Plnney lot next Saturday be tween the St. Edward's Temperance So ciety nine of Stafford Springs and the South Willingtons. The game will com mence at 3.80. A good game may be an ticlDated. A small admission for men will be charged to defray expenses. BKIMFIELD Mrs. E. B. Webber is seriously 111 at her niece's In Springfield. D. W. Fosklt spent a part of last week with friends in Springfield. Miss Marion E. Weld, of Wlnthrop, is the guest of Miss E. Gould. Miss Myra Moore visited Mrs. Henry Fosklt last week Saturday and Sunday. Miss Georgia Whltehouse gave a lawn party to a few Invited friends last Thurs day. Frank Spateher and sister, Lilla, of Mlddletown. Conn., are the guests of their sister, Mrs. Fred Eail. The contract for the new hotel is award ed to Mr. Hynes, of Monson, and the first load of lumber was drawn last Wednesday. A trolley Is being built to the Pyramids. Rttoklkn's Abnioa Saxvk. The beet salve In the world for outs, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains, corns, and all skin emotions, and positively cures piles, or no pay required. Guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price 25a per box. Sold by K. K. Tart. PARIS GREEN. We kills. sell REYNOLD'S, the kind that LATHROP'S DRUG STORE. It was related by Mrs. Beeofaer that during their ooortship Mr. Beeoher onoe dropped into poetry" and wrote a few lines of verse teeming with affection for his sweetheart. Bat the verses were always kept sacred by Mrs. Beeoher, and nothing could win them from hex. One day Mr. and Mrs. Beecher wen In the ofBoe of Robert Bonner, the pub lisher. Why don't you write a poem. Beeoh er? said Mr. Bonner. "Be did onoe." aald Mrs, Beeoher. "Recite it for me wont yon. Mrs. Beecher?" Bat the eyes of the great preacher were riveted on his wife, and aba knew that be meant silence. "Come, "said Mr. Bonner, MXllfriv you $5,000 if yon will recite that poem to me, " addressing Mrs. Beecher. "Why, it ran'1 quickly said Mrs. Beeoher. "Eunice," simply aald Mr. Beecher, And although Robert Bonner offered to doable the sum first offered be never got the poem from Mrs. Beecher. It bad hidden away ever since by Mrs. Beeoher and cherished as one of the dear est treasures her husband left hex. Boa- ton Globe. Bleb Men and Debt. The late Jndge Asa Packer believed that a rich man ought to be in debt, be cause it helped him maintain his cred it "Were L" said be, "to wipeout my indebtedness and at some future time see an opportunity to make a large sum of money and attempt to borrow, every body would marvel and say Judge Pack er was borrowing money. As it is I can I borrow almost any amount and noqnes- I ftAno ova nalrAfl nrwnmnnfa vwasIa Poll. "I have called," said the confident young man witn manuscript sticking out of his. pocket, "to see whether there is a vacancy in this office. " "No," replied the melancholy editor. as ne kxjkoq arouna tne place, 1 m sorry to say there is none. Even the waste paper basket is iuIL " - Central Vermont Railroad (N. L. N. division.) trains leave : OOINO SOUTH. a. m. a. m. p. m. 1.40 1.48 2.13 2.23 2.32 2.36 2.45 2.67 8.30 4.00 p. m. 2.40 3.10 5.50 4.01 4.09 4.13 4.23 4.85 5.00 6.10 8.00 p. m. 7.15 7.25 7.58 8.05 8.15 Leave Palmer, 7.S5 8.25 8.33 Monson, 7.42 Stafford, 8.02 West Wlllington 8.11 Merrow, Mansfield, South Coventry, 8.86 Wllllmantlc, &88 Norwich, 9.15 8.57 9.08 9.16 9.20 9.28 9.45 10.25 11.00 8.20 8.29 8.45 9.25 9.55 P. m. Arrive New London, 9.46 GOING NORTH. a. m. a. m. Leave New London, 5.20 7.40 5.20 6.50 6.40 6.50 jMorwicn, 6.60 Wllllmantlc, 6.25 south Coventry, 6.88 Mansfield, 6.46 Merrow, 6.50 WestWOllngton,7.00 Stafford, 7.1S Monson. 7.42 8.15 9.00 9.11 9.20 9.25 9.35 9.50 10.20 10.30 IOCS 6.67 7.00 7.08 7.20 7.48 8.00 8.00 Arrive Palmer, 7.50 Leave Palmer, 8.20 in eneoc j une xt, iwr. What do the Children Drink? Don't give them tea or coffee. Have you tried the new food drink called Graln-O ? It is delic ious and nourishing and takes the mace of cof fee. The more Graln-O you elve the children the more health yon distribute through their systems. Graln-O is made of pure irraTns. and tastes luce cnoice coiree. out costs about x as I U1UU11. All KIuWlo tKJll 1U IOC UUli S)C Springfield, July, 1897. Trunks, and bags, and va lises, and dress-suit cases are ready for summer travelers, in greater abundance than ever. We venture to say that by far I tfif hioo:r Qtrfk-i nf thf -fc?fc w - goods in town are here say nothing for how much less they Can be bought for. Ev- ery body knows this IS the best place to buv travelers' EfOods. Some exceptional bargains in steamer rusrs can now be got by quick comers. Hand- some rugs splendid in every way. Are you gome to the sea? Big line of pretty bathing .. v i i . & SUltS mohairs, flannels, etc.; the best stvle. the Drettiest colors and trimminers $2.qq, 3-95 4-95 5-95- Bathing caps pretty ones- i inVVo on1 eillr- or fr 50c, etc. I bhirt WaiStS remarkable J values 25c, 33C, 49c, 75c, $1 I.2C, I.CO Silk waists wash silks and foulard silks beautiful things -p 1 .95 eacn. I fn 1 Crash skirts, best offered this season at anything like the prices, 58c, 75c, 98c, $1.25, 1-S I-7S 2- All tne oest sorts 01 sum mer shoes and Oxfords. Pay aiiu ia&b vui wuiu mat vour monev will o-o farther in o - - - to shoes here than elsewhere. All the hats to look cool, let the IVVV S U1V dUil I breeze in, to feel cool, are in many here. Sailors are I shapes and colors. Belts in profusion and women. -for men Wash suits for bovs at the cheapest prices on record. All the most approved sum mer corsets and waists. All the best summer underwear- muslin and knit. Forbes & Wallace, Main, Vernon and Pynohon streets, Springfield, Haas. COTTAGE TO RENT on Pros tBt. Inquire of O. C PAK As Long as it Lasts We will sell you a large 10c box of Insect Powder for only 5 cents. LATHROP'S DRUG STORE SPECIAL -OF- RUGS. AND UPWARDS. A FEW MORS OF Body Brussels REMNANTS LEFT AT 75. SPECIAL VALUE IN Straw Matting And Oil Cloth. G, H, BAKER k CO, "Is Life Worth the Livini?" SURE, It you buy your Groceries at the Chicago Grocery. WHY? Because you can buy roods so low there, that on your small income, you can not only have the necessities but the luxuries of life. RjSH ' Well, Just read on and see : 1 5 lbs. N Y. Evaporated Apples, 25c 60 8c 8c 9c 8c 9c 90c &o $3.60 25c $5.00 $4.85 17c 1 lb. Best Rloe, 1 lb. Boneless Corned Beef, 1 lb. Best Bait Pork, B'Jpai- Hams, per lb., 8lt Salmon Trout, per lb., Salt Sword Fish, per lb., n irtpe, Pure Lard, per lb. 60-lb. Tub Pure Lard, 5 lbs. Good Prunes, 1 bbl. Best Haxall Flour, 1 bbl. Best St. Louis Flour, 1 1-gal. can Best Apples, 1 gal. Finest Porto Rico Molasses, 1 gal. Good Cooking Molasses, 1 gal. Pure Cider Vinegar, 6 qts. Best N. Y. Beans, 40o 23c 15c 25c Dwight's oalaratus, under another cover, 5c Best Vermont Cheese, per lb., 12c Celebrated Boss Fig-bar Cookies, 12c Baker's Coco, 23o One-half lb. Chocolate, 20c 1 lb. Shreded Cocoanut, 20o Mason Fruit Jars, pints, per doz., 50c " quarts, " " (HW " " 2qts, " " 80o Our line of Tinware Is full and very low In price. The Chicago Grocery . m - i -i-1 Ho WcoJS. Wo I tt tvt - to tTV.1 I 1 Show You. The Templar, Grata, VSS Caalt 43.BO Installment. The Atalanta, Ladlea, SS8 ! 48.BO Installment. FULLY WARRANTED. E. A. BUCK & CO. FOR SALE Atlas Powder for stamps and boulder blasting, special tameless powder tor tunnel work, caps, ruse, etc. Klec trio blasting apparatus to rent or tor sale. Send tor catalogue and prices to C. B. MANN, JR., M4w Stafford Springs, Conn. Beet Iron and Wine The finest summer tonic yon can take, only 89c. per bottle, at LATHROP'S DRUG STORE.