To Broken -Down Women
and children, even those who were in an
advanced stage of consumption, I have
given Vinol with gratifying results.
This is the way Mrs. Rose Hawthorne
Lathrop, who is so well known for her
charity work in New York, endorses
what we have repeatedly claimed for
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work wnen lue inipresaion is uini.
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act as collectors. A discount of S per cent, will be given on lighting accounts only
whn settled on or before the tenth of the month. Any communications regarding
the service left at this store or mailed to the company will receive Immediate atten
tion. Estimates for any kind of electric light wiring, and also rates for service, will
be promptly given. The manager will be at his office from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m., Tues
day and Friday of each week. 1. F. 11 U It It ITT, Uen'l Manager.
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The work Is made to my order.
and, whether you wish a low or
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as represented. 1 have a better
assortment than ever, and at
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New and Second-hand Concords and Carriagea.
' New and Second-hand Farm Wagona.
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SFBINGS. CONN.. THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1898,
' "GO TO HALIFAX."
The fifth annual excursion of the Mas
sachusetts and Suburban Press associa
tion left Long wharf, Boston harbor, on
Sunday afternoon, June 14th, for Halifax.
On the left lay our cruiser, San Francisco,
coaling, while alongside, lying well down
in the water, we could plainly see the
ram Katahdln. On our right Fort Inde
pendence, in charge of the mines in the
harbor, Fort Warren and Boston Light
engrossed our attention.
It was a perfect day, and the hundred
and nine comprising the party were ex
tremely happy, and seemed to quite ab
sorb the beauties of the surroundings.
The well-appointed, commodious boat,
"Prince Edward," of the Dominion At
lantic line, fairly rung with mirth, and
many wished we were going across.
How unstable Is the mind of man ! Ere
Marblehead Neck had been passed a mys
terious quiet was in evidence. There was
more room on deck, we met our friends
less frequent, some swallowed nervously,
and their accustomed smile seemed la
bored. Lemons and pepsin gum were
popular, and many believed that they
really ought to arrange their staterooms
before dark. Others departed with little
excuse, and a few unwisely deferred their
I went too, but it is over now, though
I never can explain the attachment that
so suddenly sprang up between that state
room and myself.
Morning dawned, just like other beau
tiful June mornings, but somehow my
heart was not in it. When the cry came,
Close the port holes while we wash
down the deck," there was much doubt
In our minds as to our ability.
Nova Scotia was sighted about six a.
m., and most or. the tourists were on uecK,
as we sailed along very near the shore
for some distance before reaching the
wharf at Yarmouth. After our baggage
was inspected, we were served with a de
licious break fa6t at the Grand, a hand
some ana up-to-aate notei. it was a
source of great annoyance to us that we
felt so oblivious to the good things be
Yarmouth is a delightfully interesting
city, with its many attractive drives, fine
buildings, large stores and pretty haw
The train for Annapolis was taken
about nine a. m. The scenery varies
much from that of New England, the
woodlands being covered with fir trees,
many of which were hanging heavily with
gray moss, not unlike that of the south.
Many maples appeared, but as a stunted
growth. Great expanse of water, quaiut
villages, old landmarks and small brooks
appeared here and there.
A short stop was made at Digby, on
the Annapolis Basin. This town is the
Bar Harbor of Nova Scotia, and Is a very
attractive spot, famous for its lovely
drives. Here a stretch of the Bay of
Fundy can be seen through Digby Cut.
Fishermen are always enthusiastic over
the deep sea fishing at Digby.
At noon we arrived at Annapolis, for
merly Port Royal, which is a seaport at
tho mouth of the Annapolis river. This
is one of the oldest settlements in North
America, founded by the French in 1604,
and an interesting town of 2800 inhabi
tants. Here we were met at the station
and taken to the hotels for lunch, some
of the party stopping at the Queen and
others at the Clifton Houses. Our party
was pleasantly entertained at the latter,
a cosy, homelike hostelry in the center
of the town.
Immediately after lunch the townspeo
ple furnished conveyances to take the en
tire party sight-seeing. Old Fort Ann,
with its magazines, military prison, bar
racks erected by the Duke of Kent, in
good condition after many sieges, was in
deed well worth a visit. The barracks
are now tenement houses, and the court
serves as a playground lor tne village
children. A game of cricket was in prog
ress while we were there.
The drives about Annapolis are delight
ful, and the attention of visitors is called
to the old French burying ground, Victo
ria beach, Young's Cove, where glimpses
of the Bay of Fundy, with its rise of tide
from 30 to 40 feet may be had.
A special train for Halifax awaited us
at the station, and the only stop made
was at Grand Pre, made famous by Long.
fellow in his poem "Evangeline," based
on the Acadian exile. This Is in truth a
great meadow, as the name implies, and
the thrifty farms are all that they are
pictured. The village Is beautifully sit
uated on the Menas Basin, and has a pop
ulation of 2,000. The French willows
6lde of tne 8tatlorit with Mount Blomidon
in the distance. On the south lies the
village proper, though farms are scat
tered ail through the valley. The site of
the shop of Basil, the blacksmith, was
shown us, and many snap shots were soon
with the party on its way to Halifax.
This famous old city was reached at
8.30 Monday evening, where special street
cars took the excursionists to the Halifax
and Queen hotels, which were elegant in
appointment and cuisine. Weeks should
have been spent here instead of a few
days, and then there would be much left
soothing, And healing It is peculiarly delightful for keeping the
skin soft, white,. and smooth You pay for Ivorine; we give
yOU the SOap. , t , TIm J.B.WUlixmsCoGlatoabui7,a.
unseen. There Is a strange interming
ling of the old and the new, unknown to
our comparatively new cities. Many of
the buildings are beauties In architecture
and massiveness, among which are the
Provincial Building, Government House
and the new armory.
The Public Gardens were literally filled
with flowers, the season there being four
weeks later than ours. Lilacs were real
trees, yellow locusts, hawthorn, horse
chestnuts, bridal wreaths, and all the
flowering shrubs and plants, natives of
New England, were luxuriant and abund
ant. Artificial lakes, bridges and lodges
added much to the beautiful park.
Fort George on Citadel hill, next to the
strongest fortress in North Ameilca,
stands jDAJkhlU overlooking the harbor,
andwas bedecked in holiday attire be
cause of Halifax's 149th birthday.- The
visitors were taken around the earth
works Inside the moat, and through the
courts, and many of the "Yankee cous
ins" will have hat pins made of the Eng.
lish army buttons as mementos of that
All were Invited by the Halifax Tour
ists' and Press associations to a sail on
the harbor, and were royally entertained
with a three and a-half hours' sail and
light refreshments on the tug Whitney.
This Is a magnificent sheet of water, ca
pable of sheltering the whole English
navy at once. Two Spanish merchant
vessels have been hiding in the harbor
for six weeks and saluted us as we passed
them, though we were flying the stars
A treat was in store for us, for we soon
sighted the English flagship, Renown,
and pulling up alongside, were assisted
on board by the gallant seamen, while
the ship's band played "The Star Span
gled Banner." This ship carries four 10
inch, ten 6-inch, and thirty light or quick
firing guns. A new torpedo net had Just
been received from England, and was be
ing adjusted to the ship. At the time of
our visit there were 999 men on board.
Dinner was nearly ready and looked very
appetizing. The hospital was an attract
ive apartment, with its swing cots and
spotless bedding. It was recreation time
for some, who enjoyed themselves watch
ing the regatta and playing checkers, the
remainder were busy cooking, tailoring,
mending, winding tobacco, polishing re
galia, and attending to their various du
ties. We were uBhered off the ship to
the strains ' of a popular two-step, and
proceeded on our sail.
The finest dry dock In America, where
our "Jndianna" has been repaired, was
at our left, and many fine homes dot the
shores. The band stand on the estate of
the Duke of Kent still stands on the
shpresjotha Bedford- Baain, and la visi
ble from the harber.
The fortifications are numerous, there
being one on George's Island known as
Fort Chailotte, and Ives Point battery
and Fort McNab on McNab's Island.
York Redout is a modern fortification at
tho entrance of the harbor.
After a delightful sail, amid cheers for
the Tourists' association and Halifax
Press association, we landed at Corbett's
wharf. Many attended the concert In the
evening at the public gardens.
We left Halifax early Wednesday morn
ing, passing through the town of Wind
sor, which was nearly wiped out by a
fearful fire last winter, but is fast being
rebuilt. This town mines plaster stone
In large quantities, and many car loads
were ready for shipment as we passed
We reached Kentville before noon
which Is an attractive town, thickly pop
ulated with courteous, hospitable people,
who did everything in their power to
make our stay here enjoyable. We were
all cordially entertained at the hotels and
two or three private families.
Directly after dinner carriages and
barges, kindly loaned by the citizens,
conveyed the party to Look Off Moun
tain, a distance of twelve miles. This is
a delightful drive through a very fertile
country, where thrift and prosperity
seemed to reign. The dikes have made
it possible to cultivate many rich mead
ows, from which large crops are taken.
The apple orchards are numerous, and a
Dig yield Is expected tnis year. '1 bis is a
staple export for this locality.
One seldom, If ever, meets a more ex
tended and magnificent view than that of
Mount Look Off. On a clear day, and
such we had, one may behold five coun
ties, including the peaceful valley of
Grand Pre. while a broad expanse of the
Minas Basin, surrounded by lofty moun
tains, one of which is Blomidon, is ever
before you. From the tower the Bay of
Funday is visible on the north, making
altogether a panorama never to be for
we reached home with a hearty appe
tite, which was quickly appeased by the
good things provided us by Mrs. C. A,
Masters, with whom It was our good for
tune to stop. Should any one going to
Kentville desire good board in a pleasant
family, this quiet home would "be' an ideal
The band concert, and a public meeting
of the tourists, with a musical and speech.
es at Hotel Arberdeen, was the evening's
A wonderful cleanser for
Wfieri you Wash the Baby
use the cake of White Glycerine
Toilet Soap found In each pack'
age of Irorlne. The fame ot WU
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Toilet Soap pure, delicate,
An unexpected pleasure on Thursday
morning was a general invitation for the
excursionists to visit the private flower
garden of Mr. DeWolf. This garden Is a
thing of beauty, containing nearly every
thing adapted to that climate. The
grounds were terraced, with a small
wooded hill at the rear, In which were
summer houses, walks and seats. Among
these trees were growing ferns, orchids
and rare specimens.
The citizens of Kentville gathered at
the station to see us off, and with cheers
and best wishes we bade farewell.
At Middleton a large delegation wel
comed us, and lunch was served in the
Yarmouth was reached at 3.30, and we
sailed for Boston at once. An elaborate
dinner was served on the steamer, after
which we all went on deck to watch the
sun set, a magnificent sight. The water
was literally vivid red as far as the eye
could reach. We landed In Boston Fri
day morning about 10.30, where It was
our pleasure to attend Keith's theatre
that night. The house surpasses any
thing In this country in grandeur, with
its beautiful courts, parlors, toilet rooms,
elegant pictures, and immaculate engine
rooms. The lighting, ventilating and
ooling systems seem perfect. A visit to
Boston will not be complete without a
visit to Keith's.
The following resolutions were passed
at the meeting at Kentville :
The members of the MaaaanhusAtt.a and Rnu.
urban Press Association, recalling with exceed
ing kicobiuv urn Bmuucauon me aeiiimtruiiy
hospitable manner In which they have been re
ceived by the people of Nova Scotia, remember
In? with an appreciation which cannot readily
find an expression in words that the latch
strings of Nova Scotlan homes have ever been
out to the newspaper men of New Kngland, and
feeling deeDlv erateful for this t.ririra wnaiatii
evidence that though far from home we are vet
among friends in whose fidelity we can with
safety confide and whose welcome to us Is in
deed from the heart, have
Resolved That our heartfelt thanks be given
to our Dominion friends for the delightful ways
In which their hospitality has manifested itself
and which have conduced to make our sojourn
In Evangeline Land a continued round of pleas
ure. Resolved that so long as memory lives we
shall cherish with delight the remembrance of
our cordial reception In this beautiful land,
which though of another government Is so
closely allied with us In blood, aspirations and
sympathy. Our constant and earnest prayer
shall be that the brotherly bonds that bind us
together In upholding and defending the right,
and fighting and putting down the wrong, may
continue to actuate and draw nearer to each
other two people who hate hypocrisy and op
pression ano can march shoulder to shoulder
against the world should linertv ever he threat
Resolved That we remember with fisrwiai
gratitude the generous tbouirhtfulness of the
people of Annapolis, of Kent ville, and of Hall
fax conveyed to us by their executives, their
citizens' associations and by themselves.
KeBoivea rnni our thanks be extended to the
dominion Atlantic Railroad Cranmnr. tn Mr. P
Gllklns. to Mr. J. F. Masters, to the landlords of
the various hotels and to all who have contrib
uted In any way directly or Indirectly to make
our visit so tilled with Dleasure.
newji vou i nai inese resolutions oe puDllShea
In our respective papers that our own people
may know of our pleasure and copies sent to our
Nova Scotia friends that they may have the as
surance oi our gratitude.
THIRTY YEARS AGO.
Items of local Interest taken from the columns
of The Press, thirty years ago.
July lO, 1868.
Strawberries have been plenty the past
ten days at twenty cents per box, but are
now past their prime.
A large swarm of bees arrived at Staf
ford Springs on Saturday, the 4th, having
started out from some locality to make a
declaration of their Independence of the
parent hive, and settled low down In the
chimney of the dwelling-house of Mrs. E.
Spellman. They were soon driven
from their hiding place by a gentle smoke
fire, a part passing out of the chimney
and tbe remainder through a room of the
house, filling It quite full. They lodged
in the top of a tree in the door-yard, and
were secured in good condition by J. M.
Tappan and W. N. Thompson, an old
bee hunter. It was supposed at first
from the quantity that there were two
Coventry. Rev. George Lyman, of
Sutton, Mass., is supplying the pulpit of
the village church, and we are informed
is giving very general satisfaction.
North Coventrt. Last Sabbath was
a day of great interest to the Congrega
tional church in North Coventry. Seven
teen were received to Its fellowship, of
whom four were by letter and thirteen on
profession of faith.
Born. At Staffordville, July 4th, 1868,
a son to Wm. Tobin.
Makried. At Stafford Springs, July
5th, 1868, by Rev. W. T. Worth, Alex
ander H. McPherson of Vernon, and
Esther Bufflngton of Mansfield.
Lessons of Patriotism.
Foreigners say of us that we are al
ways in a hurry, and it is true tnat we
have not yet learned the philosophy of
Indeed, during the long days in a
calendar year the people of tbo United
States seem consumed by the passion of
effort. Absorbed by diverse interests,
spirited conflicts and the clash of com
petition, we almost cease at times to
feel at all the straining of the chord of
general American sympathy.
But upon the nation's birthday the
people, like a family, mingle commem
oration with congratulation. The old
lessons of patriotism taught us through
all the years crowd in upon us, and in
every heart, where there is enough no
bilityof character to render possible tbe
impulse of gratitude the American
spirit, with its old strength, stirs the
better natnre, till we lose the care of
business in pride of country and forget
elf in the thought of a flag. Chicago
. Lord Chatham's Words.
Well might Lord Chatham proclaim
from his place in the parliament of
Great Britain. "History, my lords, has
been my favorite study, and in the cele
brated writings of antiquity I have of
ten admired the patriotism of Greece
and Rome, but I must declare and avow
that in the master states of the world I
do not know tbe people, nor the senate.
who in such a complication of difficult
circumstances can stand in preference
to tbe deleKatea of America assembled
in general congress at Philadelphia."
There are annually killed in Africa a
minimum of 65,000 elephants, yielding
the production of a quantity of. raw
ivory the selling price of which is
A GREAT ANNIVERSARY.
of J illy Mark the Rebirth of
Freedom In the World.
Tbe Fourth of July ia unique among
anniversaries not only because it com
memorates the modern rebirth of free
dom after its death in the middle ages,
but because it holds a place in history
as tbe first modern anniversary data set
apart for commemoration by all - the
people of a nation.
The men who made tbe day historic
al felt instinctively the significance of
their work and that its influence was
not bounded by ocean lines. They felt
that the day was to commemorate the
liberation not only of a people, but in
large measure of the race. They believ
ed that it was to be first among many
days to oome illumined with tbe light
of tbe brighter pages of human history.
At the first anniversary of the date.
held in Philadelphia, and in which the
moving figures were ' the men who had
signed the Declaration of Independence,
this idea was clearly expressed. They
had builded not only for a country, but
for the world, and not only for a gener
ation, but for all time. They had given
the national anniversary a place in hu
man annals, they thought and said.
The oentury which has followed has
justified the opinion.
In less than half a generation France
had made the eighteenth Brumaire im
mortal as the date of the fall of the
Tbe influence of tbe Fourth of July
has been worldwide. As the people
have come more into government in ev
ery land they have widened the soope
of national aspirations. England now
has her jubilees and days commemora
tive of Trafalgar and Waterloo, as well
as the lugubrious anniversary of Guy
Fawkes. Sedan day, every year, sets
Germany aflame with patriotic ardor
for the fatherland. Italy has her days
sacred to the memories of its successive
steps in tbe achievement of Italian
Lowell sang of Lincoln as a "new
birth of our new soil." A newer birth
of our newer soil is a galaxy of glorious
days added to the history of many
lands. St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
What la the Dominating Spirit of Fourth
of July Observances?
Is the 6pirit of American patriotism
still alive? Is love of liberty and conn-
try as strongly implanted in the breasts
of the people today aa it was in 1776
and 1812? Is the Fourth of July oele
bration of today commemorative of the
birth of independence or is it a mean
ineless saturnalia of noise and riotous
These are questions wnlcn are now
uppermost in the minds of thinking
men. Conditions whioh to some seem
impregnated with danger to republican
institutions have led to the fear that
patriotism ie fast becoming a minor
quantity in the make up of the average
American citizen. The pnblio heart,
is asserted, no longer thrills with right
eous indignation at events which in the
past would have moved tbe entire pop
ulace to expressions of emphatic remon
strance. Orators cannot move their au
ditors to frenzy by spellbinding flights
of impassioned eloquence. Matters
which 50 or even 80 years ago would
have called for warlike preparation are
now allowed to pass almost unnoticed.
Fourth of July observation has taken
new form. Picnics and athletio compe
titions have supplanted patriotic exer
cises to a large degree. There is as much
noise as ever, but it is noise without
enthusiasm. The old time stentorian
spout er who was wont to twist the lion's
tail and send the American eagle soar
ing on glorious missions is in ignoble
retirement. And why?
Men of influence say these .things do
not indicate a decay of patriotism, but
merely that people are wiser, calmer
and more rational with advancing years.
Deliberation now takes the place of
hasty, ill considered judgment, and the
country is better for it. Others of equal
force and influence assert that patriot
ism is in its decadence and tbe fact is
portentous of evil. America, this latter
class insists, is filling up too fast with
an untutored foreign element, which
the native population cannot properly
assimilate. Chicago Tribune.
For a thousand years the people in
the country of peaceful shores have been
famous for celebrations. They have al
ways had rather an overplus of holi
days, domestic, religious and local, but
the truly national patriotic festivals
are as modern as tbe flags that are
flown and the salutes that are fired in
their honor." Long centuries of feudal
ism divided both the nation and the
popular allegiance. Now all most gladly
celebrate their regained nationality
mightily helped as this has been by tbe
pressure and ponnding of foreign na
tions eager for trade and covetous of
land. 1 -iueptudeu
Are your cheeks
hollow and your
Is your appetite
poor and your di
gestion weak? Is
your flesh soft
and have you lost
These are symptoms of
anemia or poor blood.
They are just as frequent
in the summer as in the
winter. And you can be
cured at one time just as
well as another
of cod liver oil wtth hypo-,
phosphites will certainly,
help you. Almost everyone
can take it, and it will not
disturb the weakest stom
It changes the fight color of
poor blood to a healthy and rich
red. It nourishes the brain t rives
power to the nerves.' It brings
back your old weight and strength
AU Druggists. 60c and tl. I
M00TT g bowmb, onenuBta, Mew Yora.
Vinol is a delicious tasting and efficient
health-restoring tonic reconstructor.
We know that Vinol is superior in
every way to any other known rebuilder,
besides having the advantage of being
positively free from the danger of pro
ducing any drug habit.
Am C. EATON,
Special Vinol representative.
Springfield, July, 1898.
We have been doing some
great bargain buying. We
are known far and wide as
being among the largest deal
ers in wash goods in New
England, and consequently
some of the biggest and sweet
est wash goods plums tall to
This present deal is a
story of several huge lots of
dainty summer stuffs that we
had the opportunity to relieve
the makers of at absolutely
our own prices, and so comes
about this picnic, that you are
all invited to attend.
There will be set out for
One Thousand Short
Two to eight yard pieces
of soft and beautiful organ
dies, Ceylon silks, batistes,
satines, linens, Scotch ging
hams, American ginghams,
percales, lawns, etc. enough
for a child's dress, a miss's
waist or skirt, a woman's
waist or skirt they come ab-
surdley low, and we can sell
them lower than "Mill Ends"
went a short time ago.
One Hundred Pieces
Of soft and pretty lawns,
batistes, prints and dainty cot
tons, worth double the price
3 1-2cthe yd!
Six Hundred Pieces
Of light and medium yard
wide percales, nearly one
hundred different patterns,
worth double, at
5c the yd !
Five Hundred Pieces
Ot very pretty organdies,
batistes, jaconet, Duchess and
shadow cottons, 29 and 30
inches usual 10c goods
more than one hundred pat
terns, all different:
6 l-4c the yd !
Three Hundred Pieces
Of this season's new 36-in.
percales, a vast assortment for
shirt waists, etc., 12 goods
at 7 l-2c the yd !
Of beautiful dotted Swiss
mulls, 29 inches wide, soft
fabric, beautiful printings, us
ual 19c goods, at
12 l-2c the yd !
One Hundred Pieces
Of new and lovely printed
organdies, nearly as many dif
ferent patterns and effects, 30
inches wide, regular 19c goods
at 12 l-2c the yd!
Of silk striped Challies, a
score or more of the newest
floral patterns, 29 inches wide,
and regular 25c goods, at
15 c tne ya I
Another Thing !
A Great Sale of Muslin
Underwear is going on at
All are fine garments, of
fine materials, made in first
class manner not a trashy
garment in the whole sale,
and all are great bargains.
Forbes & Wallace,
Main, Vernon and Pyncaon streets,
In all our Dental Work
we aim at Superiority.
Hale method for Painless
Filling. Teeth extracted
Have tbe best, whicb by our
long experience we are able to
give you, and at fair prices for
tbis class of work.
DR. WILLIAM L. ROBERTS.
Court-sq.. Theatre Building', SFKINGFIKLD
FOR RENT. House corner of How
land and Prospect street eight rooms, with
furnace, not and cold water, ana other modern
Improvement. Inquire ot - M. B. riSK.
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