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T he Sou'tnpoRT FAI RF I E LD COUNTY VOL. I. NO. 49. SOUTHPORT, CONN., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1879. TEHMMs •1 .0 0 rS K AMMDOI. Macle Capira, S Caata. ■Airs TEA AND COFFEE CO OF m n r to r k c it t , ou abadt ee th e BEST Goods at LOWEST Market Prices. DmAiI ArtlolM In CHim , Crockaiy, Tin, Iron, u d Stone Ware Presentod to onr patrons. ■RANCNi 481 MAIN ST., BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT. MABV. [Bt Daha H*bu>w.] S P E C I A L N O T I C E . fall trimmed, ■ CUU- _W ilW M k O o « t« B l O. O. lop OaduU, Covwed In Bitwdaloth o r VoWet, ti fM ta E , Mak M have fonMriv bem wdd for f7S end 9100J o r «S5; M. CaKkete, $»). «RB% OMkM prapoitkNMMf W . MO CHAB6B FOR HEABSE. J . B. ATHBBTON & CO., UNDERTAKEBS, Kate StvMt. BrilBBpwt, C^oaa. S lm o ii B a n lis . SOUTHPOBT, CONN., fiiiiHl BMttfiia Fertiliztri. eiil CoaL HOUSE, SIGN AND FRESCO PAINTING, ZmtMsrtor mmd ChuroU I>ocoi*ation. ■ V A TUABT BOI E IN BEOHZE AND GOLD. T. MURPHY, C03V3V. SHERWOOD & MEEKER, ■OUTHPOST, com r., m m w u m , n t im amb r e d , b ab bw ab e . c b o c k eb t, g i.assw ab e, rAUTC. (»LR» PUNT BRUSHES, GLAMS, Ac., C H E A P F O B C A S H . NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL DEPOT Io« Oream •nd Dtninif Saloon. 0IGAS8 AVD TOBACCOS. LOUIS MUSER, - Sonfliport, Conn. jELWOOD BROTHERS, •O fT X H P O B X . - OOPTN. OHOICE FAMILY G R O C E R I E S , AY L O W E S T C A S H P B 1 O E 8. t tO t J SA TO N I C R A I L RO A D . Sm n iB AUUIMHCllEIIT-^IeSect April WUi, 1879. Let ui sit bcre In the twiligbt, John, For the lu t of the d a j is best. And 1 always thought the twilight hour The time for mortals to re s t How oft liSTO we been out 'neath the elm That shades the gronnds from the sun, And there sat and talked with onr children dear While t^c evening shades came down. Now, as I look from my window, John, Out to the yard o'er the way, I can see live headstones shining there In the pale moon's speetral ray. There Ue the fo: ms of oar loved onoa lu dreamless Ejnmber a t rest. And the pale white roses arc blooming From the giw n turf o'er cach breast But I could not wish them back, John, To EuSrragaIn as of yoro; I know they're gone forever, perhaps, And that we may see them no m oi^ Bat Indeed I hope, and 'tls well to think Whi‘n al! these troubles arc passed^ Wo shall hasten home,and those missing Unki Will make np the whole chain at la s t We’ve but a little while longer to wai^ John, Just a few mare pains to bear. Then we two broken <dd vessels Xrai meet and be tried on the rqnare. The good that we've done will bo reckoned. The bod that we've done to oar shame Will be placed on a separate lis t John, And pnt down against onr name. Bat wc cHng to thU beantifnl world, John, For uo brighter land do we know, And, indeed, conld we stay here on earthland When should we be ready to go ? The County Fftnper. A Ttcom nosT. [The Mew Toric ifovMd has aentacorrwpon* dent to the varions County Poor Honiiea of the Slate, and is publlablng notes of what was there seen. As the description of one coanty house answers for all, we pabilsh the report of the Broome Coanty Farm, that onr readers may mx how the panper poor am provided for.—Ed.] I am gUd I TiaitedttieBiooiaeOonBtgr Alnwhonae. cepeoiaUy to after MpMted icqnii} hbd Hstired me tittt it ii one of the bert in the State. I t ia in decided eontnwt to tbe wtetebed atraotona at Sshoharie and OoopentowB, vbieh 1 haTe already deaoribed, but then aie oven bete thinge whieh ahoald Ml b« I made a eaiefol and ttioiMgh iiupee- <ion of the enlate aoriea of bnildfaiga this afternoon «ad vill t»U jnat w1mi( I Pensions, Bounties, <ftc., S^|OliMi|Md fct 8(4iien of all Oommaada..^ V W. H. NOBLE, BRIDGEPORT, ’ - - CONN. N. BUCKINGHAM & CO., Wholesale and Retail Furniture Dealers t t r , M t WMor StH n p a ta in , Bridcaport, Conn. tot Oaeh, OoocUi iieliveted oat of tows . F . M. MONTIGNANI , P h o t o g r a p h i c Ar t i s t , • t S J ia lB M s Oar. S te to , ov er HunUtonSt D m c Store, BRIDGEPORT, CONN. BV’ NOTBINO BUT VIBST-OLiSS WOBK MADE.J0 C BaliafaetioB Goaniiteed at Baawnable Prieaa. O E O . W O O D S & c o . ’e ]D tB 10H T PlANOB & PAliLOR ORGANS. smlsigilyaoia. 6E0. fOQin I CO.'S DPSIGflT PIANOS POSSESS TJikexampIcd Sti^eneth. and Solid.itj’-, ▲ l € o « t B e a u t i iU i Q .u a l i t y o f T o n e , a n d t h e JB M m am e a d P e r f e c t O h e o k l i o p e a t i n g A o t io n . OBO. WOODS TABLOR OBGANS >4TE BOTB n r s AID BEES STOPS, I Unaquallad for tlioir G.ent Variety <it JIusical Effects. ■Boa^ul «r'< ■ .ih-« Heeda, aodore (Of _a_n>_l. Moitnized_ qji n i iipiii * 4h com__. Vo ons riion'ij nnmh*.* a Ihirlnr orcan vithouteisminlng OEOBOE WOOPS CO., Cuubrideeport, MaM. WAJtCBOOKS. Aduua etraet, (Tilra g a ACHC^S, AV Ii< > vnmv3aD*T.. vrAyrjoi ix uv'bby flTT ARE UOT UKPnEaiNTED. The road to the Fqov Fam foUowa tiie mat bank of tfee riiwr, np atreaai, fromibe Kafn'tticei paat the Dwignt P ^ and Bialoeatid aboot tluM bMIm flnm the oity, a « d ^ at the baaa of ihe taa«a of hiUa wliMh aMBftoBttb«limili^ tM w l% . «be jffdth«ira*]^aaant(hia to aneh petaooa aa tfe milling the jnnni^ irith the, OK-peotatimi^ of epeedily retntnlng.' I gnided tti'e horw’a bead into the lane leading np to the booaei^ and before reaching the yaid bad liBM anflaientto take a good look at the plaea, Themain bnilding, of red Mek, ia two atofiea in height and poaaibly eighljy ftat long. The large andoooifoitablebamiaplaced to the tight of the lane b j whieh w» icaeh the bnildinga. I have idieady, I believe, notieed the feet that baina at-ttched to the poor ,fanna a n geneialJy good. Ia the rear of the pzinoipia baildiog ia • row of wooden oottagea, ending ia a bi»& honae of two atoriea,* whidi I aoon leant ia the ward when the insane women are kept A TAIiCiiBU OmDB. HaTisg bitohed iqyhoiae, I aonght the keeper. Dr. Hall, wbiiae name I had learned at the livery atable, and, with* ont tdling him irtio I waa, ezpreaaed a deBiretcaeetheinatitation. FoitnnateJy he was verj boij, and at my anggeation handed me orer t-> a yonng attendant, a very pleaaant and .intelligent aaaiatant in the inaane ward. I t ia r e tj aafe to say that I aaw mndi more than I wonld have ancoeeded ia aeeing had I been hastily ahown through the eatabliibinent by the keeper himaelt. We will go right throned with him and let him teU Uieatory:— <* Thia win; of the main bnilding ia devoted to the women.” aaid my eieerone, aa he led me into the large brink gtmotnie adjoining the keeper'a reai-denoe. “ On the gronnd floor we keep the very old ladiea. Thiaiaflieiraitting room,** leading me into an apartment abont flfteea by ti^ly-five at the ead of the building. “ We' think it right to give the old women the wry beat the place afforda in the way of qnartera and prodeiona. Yon will aee th ^ have a tabledoth. Of oonrae, to aome of them a tabledoth means very little, bnt to the majority it reoalla other &ya, and makea them think that the world haa not entirely forgotten them. They have plateR, even, yon will aoe. Beal platea, too,” (taking a badly chipped pieee of old white ware up and ahowing it to ue). ** In aome parta of the eatablish* ment we give them tin diahea beoanae, joa see, they wonld not appreciate ohina and wonld break it oat of aheer wantonnesa. oABn o r T a n o l d women. “ Yoa find aix old ladiea here. Then are some othera, b ntthqrue ont taking the air and anndiine. 'Ae room ia well warmed, aa yoa obaerre^ and a pipe from thia lai]^ atore anppliea hot air to the room above. The beda are no better and no woiae than thoae provided by other oonnttea. They have iron atnpa instead of cording, whieh ctmdncea to eleanlineaa. A great deal dependa upon the person who ocenpiea the bed aa regard* iM appaaraneeh Baethaeontraat; that one i a 't t a oofMriaaawoth and well arranged, while thia one h ^ the door, ialhaatily and careleaaly made nr. We bring their dmner hen to them, and it ia a real d d i^ t to them eat,” He rattled on ao that I feared \o iatermpt him with qaaattona, T in IDIOT OHniPBan. Thenee he led the way into the tomk where there were aevei21 tiltle childnn, aome of them very bright and pretty. Two. women 5ve<e. btuily engaged in ewirg and a third waa'JoAiDg.a eradle. Two other roomt on the aave floor revealed cothiDg.<- One flight cf ktain brongbt na to a coritldor like the one b.’loir, with rcomd oi^iiing off caeh Bide. A krge sitting room at the end of the ball, over the oU women’s rating apartment, ia occupied by aeveral men. The amellii intolerable; bnt the room looKafmodeiatiely elean. My guide dnoted me to a rooin where are twoidiot children. Several 'women were in the room, and all had Bomethirgtb‘M^ abbot the two wan and helpleu dmrii, On the floor, in the ahape of ahotneahqe^ lay the ^ e r ohild, aboy. HBfeetwere in the air. Indeed, the wei|f|it of hia body reated npon the amall of Ua back, and, ever and anon aeiiing hi^ feet with hia han^, he converted hia eol-nmn into a rocker u’iMn wlii& uawmyed back and forth, to hia apparei^ ftmnaa* ment. Hia limba were mach enieiaiatod, the bonea of thetbigha and th*foKeam being clearly oatUned throngkvtha almost traneparent skin. The otfter child, a girl, reated on the bed. He^face waa ao pale and aa old looking tbat, had not seen the delieato litUe white liuida, I ahoald bavethonght heraaol#womaa The iilnsion waa perfected bir ttie ap* pearance of her hahr, which w ^ amiwy white and ver} thin. Mean^ile tee iromen had engaged inadiapn^ regarding the oanae of the chDdrdnVimbecil- Uy. One aaaerted tbat the mtfher fell off a honae forliy feet high, aqd the other maintained that her hnaband kicked her. Thefaet ia beyond itagtU that the mother ia a pavnon of aond annd, for I waa introdnced to her n'-ltowmia- Btea later. • n ou> lonf « w m . Thia eompMed oiiir.view.of the main biiildiiig; and all. that I had ,w m i waa worthy d oommitidatton rather than aenaan. We travtraed the yard to the wooden baUding wfaeie the old men lived. Ejm'waaaeoatraak, Hm home waaiaaatateof wr«tch«lJ|B4v* The baifi— it ia whiah.tk»f>pia wve aerved moat «antfotteU». part of the Up ataiisi bleak m m , the 'aaoi <liatj had aeen in'often, a ^ e v e r^ E e ^ the ntter absence of ventilati«». We deacended to the yard again and croeaed to the inaana ward. On the left we paaaed a amalL ahani|y in whidi were aeveral old women, moreorleaa helpleaa from age and djwaae. Hera ihegr wtee allowed to keep to themadvea. I iroa-dend if they made coftfldante of «Mh other; if th ^ told the atoiiMof tM r Uvea, with all the hH>P7>B<lo>>b>VPy inddenta. We had now reacM the ahanly devoted to inaane mea,.aad mjr dctrone began again. n o u n m o f B no om o o n n r . “ Tliia flrat apartmentpa naed aa a reception room for the viaitora, and iaalao oeenpied Igr the man who luui charge of thia ward. lamhe. E v^thing ianent eaongh.heie, bnt not g i^ y . We will now wiUk bade through the maiB corridor, peat the edla. Thia man to the lefl^ ■ ■ ^ eppeara ” (he was ait-ting on a chair reading u <dd newa-f t f n ) “ ia very dangerona at timea. We have to keep him looked «p all the while; we even aerve hia meala in hia. cage, n ie other doora are open, yon will obaerve, and the inmatea are now in the InnaticB’ aitting room back of thia. The bedaarehard, aa yon aay; bnt, yon know, many phyaiciana inai«t that the demented dioald deep on hard mat-treaaea. There may be aomething in i t Others have doubted it besidea yoiL We will now atep into the rear room.” (Throwing open a door.) “ Here yon aee abont a doam man in all conditiona of mind. Some are eonvaleaoent; othera bopdeady mad. None are 'dangerona to themadvea or othera,* aa the wfOTant readat ao fw aa we know. WHAT n n D B D . ■Here, aa yon tightly obaerve, ia where reading matter ia wanted. More than ooe-balf of the people] yon aee in thia room are aenaible enough and have education auflloiently to read, bnt aa they have ndther papeta nor booka they can only alt and worry and cntae their fate. Yon have aeyeral papara t Thanka. S9ehowgtMtefulthe;Foor fellowa foe. In the yard without, aa you will aee from thia door,” (we atood at aa opan door from which a few wooden atepaled down intoadnaty endoaure) *'a few of the men ate .taking the aun. You wonder that more of them do not go out, per-liapa, «hen thia room ia aowarmandthe air ao bad? Wdl, the truth ia that they do not appear to cate mncb for hedth or pure air. Open a window there, Johimie. That'a better. (Beeuming.) The fact ia they get catdeaa of life— andj after all, why ahonldn’t they? Teata to me 1 ahoald. They will doee the window jnat aa aoon aa we go out, and the door alao. That ia all t h ^ ia too aee here.” Not a word had been ntteriHi by a patient in the room while I waa preaent I could not dearly decide, ignorant aa I waa of the peculiaritiee of each and all, whether auch waathe caae, beoaoae they had no ideaa to expreaa or beoanae thay wiahad to ^HfiOaa a td lameneaa whieh they yete aaneenough torealiie. Tna TOBruna o aA m a a . I t waa only a few atepa to the front door of the brick house in which the demented women dwelt We had already VMwed the meaa-toom in ite basement, reached from the men’s quarters I7 a eovn<^ way. The front door having been tinloeked by the young woman in charge we entered a reception room, diH»laying a few comfotto in the ahape of lonngea and enahioneil ohairai My gnido, who In i been aoziona to resume theconvereation, said:' "The women whom yoa see sewing in this room are oonvolcsoent Severd of them have been here a long time, bat a few have come in recently. Tiiat pale, blne-qred young womam over there ia a late arrival. She .will not td l ua anything abont herself, bat aeefu wrapped in a deep mdanchdy. The comfotto of theworid ate not all loat yet, aa yon will notice a pot of flowera on the win dow and a piece of oatpet on which the sewing women can n t It is a strange ftet, aa yon remark, that the women like to have a atrip of carpet or a mg to aet their ehaita on. It’a queer, isn’t it ? Ifa like the old problem of the debating societies—* Why does ai dog turn round severd timea before he lies down? Sometimes they will use a strip of calico if they cannot get oupet This door, wliich we will now enter, le ^ s into Bedlam itself.” Suiting the aotion to the word, my attendant tamed the key and led the way into a long apartment, with cella dong both udes. On benches placed at intervala eat tome of the wtetehed inmates. Gfaattering, singing, sdf-commanicating, others paraded up and down the hall. Not an instance, was observed in whid# one poor ereatore et<^ped to converse with a companion in misery. I t waa a region of universal diatmat Speaking generally Uie «eUs were not ao bad aa those I have aeen and d iM y deaoribed at t ^ r places. There WM iio quection aa to p to ^ of air ai;d nUlli^lftw Tb0 odation of at leaat twenty dsaaa(od women, in all conditiona of maald dia-eaae, cannot, however, bn too MVMa^ coodemned. Where there are ao BMy patientoaaBroomeoonnty euppe*t|Bwe ahould be at least an attempt al.daaai- AM UnVMITa P BBOIOS. We had walked to the end al f lower liior, ai^ were abont to r e tm ttie e n ^ e a , when 1 fancied 7 defe^M aa CMhanga of glance^ between, m giiide and the faaaaW attaiWfaiit who aoeompanied na into ttie ward. TUb] caused ake to look toiirai^ a large, solid door wliich might have esoapednotioai " Whst is in here,” I asked, going np and laying my hand on the door. •‘That ia where the very bid casea are^" aaid the young woman, with aome hedtatioa, aa ahh jingled her k ^ “ We do not ahow ; t ^ room to visitoif,” said the ypjing man, in uttMr vji^atiw of Hocape’a wdl known mle regarding the bad taate of introdueing thteeqpeakera inadiahigne. “ Wemean—we fiiought you wonld not carei to aee any thing ao unplewant,” aaid the femde attendant^ who aiw that her coadjutor wiia making matters worse. I will not aay tzictlybow I convinced the young man thatit was safbto permit me to enter the region beyond the mysterious door. Suffioeit to say, after a brief parley, he addteaaed the woman attendant: ** Unlock the door and see if we can go ia. Ob, we have nothing aeciet here. YoaahaUseedl.” TWO TBBBlBIiB UVSHnDIIS. The young woman unlocked the door and entered, doaing it Mter bet. The ezplanatianwas that some of the women might have torn off their dothes while the nurse waa ont Aftera few momenta’ waiting, the nntae thiew op«i “the oak” and weentered. I t waaa low room, probably twenty-flve feet square, with four edla boarded off on each dde, leaving a hallway twelve feet wide in the center. Thrown over a heavy wooden chair was a “atrait-jaeket,” of coarse leather, with all the a t n ^ bueUea and thooga thereunto appeitai^g. I t had evidently just been occupied, for it waa still warm with the heat of a human body. Just below the neck, over the bteasts, it had been chewed into holea by the hdplesa ereaturo, who, bound fu t at the ankles, the wrista, the shoulders and tha waiat, had worked her teeth beyond her lipa fSr enough to sdas the obnoxious meana of restraint It waa a terrible tde of despair and agony that thia lacerated garment disclosed. I looked abol^the place. No atray pieces of femdeweating appaid were to be aeen. Evidently thia ^ the onty garment whieh a Buffering woman wotei. Bnt my qres d ^ t e d a fact more terrible. I stood face to face with the modem inatmment of torture which unites in one mschine all the devilish ingenuity of the Vekme^freeht and the Spanish Inquisition—^I saw before me the “Ctiea crib.” FAOIB, FAOIB—AWFUL FACTS. Imagine a box with strong, heavy sides, five and one-half feet long by two feet wide and eighteen inchea deep—a veritable coffin!—coveted with a datted lid whieh dosea down firmly and is fastened with a padlock I In the aemi-hn-mane instituti<»s, when the «se of thia contrivance iatdeiated, it la the mle to half fin thia box with the softest rye Bt»w dr* hajri ao-toil aB Httfc. bodily anffering as possible will be inflicted npon the unfortunate ocenpaat But it was not so here I It wss evident to me at a glance that the recent occnpant of the leather stridt-jaoket was in thia ter-nble “ crib.” I stepped within the cdl, and was abont to approach the si<.^e of this bed of the mortdly damned. The attendant came forward and said, “ She’s naked, you know.” This fact had not ooonrred to me in the first moment of indignation, and I stopped. Bat I hesitated only for an inataat It was clearly not a qaediiun of propriety, but of daty. I was present among these scenes of sorrow and pain from no idle curiosity. I mast see that saffering faoe. And daring this moment of hesitation a mote appeal for n^mpathy was addressed to my heart whi^ duost brooght tears to ejes that have long studied sorrow. A thin, white hand—a small, delicate, woman’s band—aiid arm was slowly pushed ont between the slate of the crib’s top. I involuntarily took off my *hat The hand wn dosed, and not until it had projected beyond the side of the box did it opeiu Then it gradually unclosed itself and dowly let fall upon the floor a stream of cut wheat atnbble I The tiny, traucated (flinders, with their knife-like edges, rolled abcuVupon the pointed boards, blown by a draught of w i^ so faint that tbe sense of sight and not of feeling made it perceptible. When tbe hand waa emptied the fingers moved slightly, conveying to my mind a complete oration in one brief sentence: — “ Upon this stubble I am held—my bed and my blanket alike—but, ala»! not my wuding «heet’' Then a violent shndder passed up the thin, white wrist and to the v e^ t ^ of the long, sliin fi^getik U was Oe pet«- ration. It appealed to all thai was hu-: mane in man—it meant, “ This ia agony.” To whioh, with ansovewd head, I responded, a d d re ^ g the attendant, “ It is infamous.” Divining that • visitor was present in a lucid momenti this lost woman was nufticg a mute q>ped for qrmpathy. w t t ! f i t t ! F m 4 The moment had come. I stepped reaolutdy to the aide of this crib of Utica’s fashioning, and looked down apon the pda fa«e beneath the bars. It was a yonng faM—«nce_^telligent, no ^ n b t, for there were traces ^ teflh^' ment even y e t. I eonld not decide, aa to color of the noK>aa to the aof-fster’s age. Thirty years'—possibly .ttitty-five; bnt where sorrow cuts so «Mply very little of the hnman faoe di-viae remains I Olear os in sculptor’s jattble I saw the despair of a broken hM(t D c ^ ir ; then why not death f iHivdtiaeness; why not an end to hope ? B m was the reflneknant of eraelty. In ftemer timea tacks land broken glass were scattered on the bottom of the boxes in which primers condemufld to torture.weie phM>3d,ta aofl^r u d to die. Buthen, at Binghamtoojthe guardiana at tiMinaape poor are tec metciful ta that Heie was a stdTdting little b o ^ , taming and writhing with the pam which 10,000 pieoes of needle-like stubble inflicted. BIddea Barts. Many a babe geto a wrendi from loving bands. that might account for the sudden attack of spasma the di^ after, or for houn of fretfidnesa that no coaxing aeeais 'to scpib^.and. no :afBffifline appeata to teach. FdUs bom little per-ambuhitors while in ehwge of nurses, though they leave no outward and vid-ble sign in tbe shape of euts or bruises, may have inflicted something worse I7 far than eats or bruides would have proven to be. Cases have occurred frequently where inftota have had falls of whioh nurses' have not told, and no marks from whieh were viuble to the eye, but which mode the child unao-countably fretfal for weeks, until eurva-tnxe of the spine told ite frightful story. For this reaaon mothera cannot be too careful in handling their little ones and looking after them personally, rather than trusting so much to hired nureesb A child is a tender thing, andahurt which leavea ao suriace mar may have laid the foundation of an early death or future deformity. ______ Waralng to Bothers. AN ENQJNK I lovo an engine! for U seems halt bnmao. With much mors heart than many a man and woman. Why. I have heard It pnlaing in Its breast With longings that no listening soni has gncsaed I never see the great magnetic creature^ 8 0 strong, go bright, so radiant at leatiuw, But, as I gaze, and wonder, and admire U (Half envying those who [drive and feed and Are it), A nameless thrill of Idnsliip sUrs my mind. As one who feeL> the presence of his kind. Its Ore, its force, its passionate unrest— How like emotions of the hnman breast! I never hear its wild voice passing by But my heart leaps and answers to the cry. A splendid creature, full of power and grace, A great white sool seems shining from thy face. Au'l, were I aoght inanimate, Fd bo A beaatiful and miglity thbig like tbee. —£u .a Whxeibb. Mothers, have a cate that a passion for dress and personal display be not generated in thebeartscrfyonrdaughttttsl How many livea have been blights, how many souls dragged into thed^ths of sin by craving for dress. Teadi your daughters modesty and contentment Begin when they are little. Don’t make your children, who should be all in-nocence^ wtnnen cl the world in a sense befon they hare got into their teens. What should children know of the fripperies of fashion? Yet how many a littte miaa of dght or nine ia, owing to the fooliah indulgence of parents, as vain of an daboratoly trimmed dress and as dive to the charms of “ style ” as aub twice her years. Teaoh your little girla the beauty of modesty and thevittue of contentment from their earlier yeais, and when they grow up th ^w ill be nobler women for it and abler to withstand the temptations of the world. It was only the other day that a young girl in the West committed saicide beoauae of the dishonor which she had bronght upon herself and her family by a petty eiime into which sh^ had fallaa thraogh the love for dxfMb IfIT AM* WiaBOM. —One of the cheapest thuigs in the world is a pleasant smile. —Women are archers by aotuia ^The bent of their indinationisto bend beaus. —A hen is a model for danceat: She never leavea her set exoept to eat and —It rains dike on ^ just and tbe anjaat—o n ^ e jost mainly beeanae the unjast have borrowed! th& uml^ilarf. —He sdd he wanted her to '.be. bu helpmeet,^ and die teplied that she oooU never be mote thsa assister to bias. —Bergen Tnond would be a good place for tbe next wdUng, niatdi-7-tha trains mnrt be kqpt mniung, however. —Thete' iaagi^diilbtmioa ia nulk-maids. The milk made ia the <|aiaitiy ia noVtbe same as Uia milkaiade ia.;^the city. -Young aum-:doa’t betcpeaeisstia. A quiet current often catries the heaviest part of tbe stream.—(New Haven Beg-ister. —Sbakeqpeate toennr tlw go-as-joa-pleitse competitiais bC.tUs degwerata dateiriieBhemi^ “ Stiiadaot upon the order of your going.” —Wilkins of the WMtebaU Timet says: Sisses sre the right kiadofnnaoks to sail down the atream of life with, d-though teking a bus is not bad. -Thera’s no special style of eagtav-ing engagement rings. A qpidsi’arweb with a fly in it is a ver/ pietty d e ^ X&therpoity may be the spider. —>*Y^ig^ gU up. befon btaakfM, I sdd Mr. Frwh toaeastomsK who dropped in for soae beefdeaks. ‘?No, I got fl»® enatomsfc —They cdl it '* ahooting the msftsi,” in England, when yoa ^ t a out of your boarding house with ali your eflhdi (at night, of coarse) and dim’i pi^ thabill. —A crilio, in notkrioit a diseoarBe on “ The Savings and Doings of Oteit Men,” remarks: “ II ii sad to observe how mudx they sdd and kow little they did.” —The observing New OO/ummPkm-yunc remarka that when two laea ate constantly trying to captnra tha auae office one ia apt to eatt the otkir a duonic office-seeker. —Somebody soggeata that ona of the leading topics toadied apon in Thanksgiving seifmons ffiis y w will be ttefaet that the nexigjraai i r d l ^ take plaoe.ia Eoglaad. —“ I t ^ yon,” says a raUd ftee thinker, “ the idea that there ie aOod has never come into my head T “ Ah t preoisdylikemy dcg. Bat there is this diilerenoe—bs doesn’t g»iound howling about i t ” —A padkagein a baAet waa left on the doorstop of a oautioaa Newpoet wo-ta m , who. having no dedte to adoj^ a foandling, took the b a ^ t toj the pblioe stetioo, and there foond that it taor tained a twtnty poaad tn ik ^ . —A New Jersey boy on the S t Mmij, in writing home, says: “ There are three things a boy wanta an soon aa he gate t3 sea-flrst, togsthoBM; seeon^ agaod square meal, and, third, toget hieflageia on the fellow who wrote ‘Jadk Onka-way.— Vidtor—“ Aht how have yoa been d l thia tim er' “ WeU, not quite so wellhitely. Ifanqy somsiiowrtegola touch of the gout” VisUo*—"Ffney, my b<^? ffm I It you hadatouch ol the gout you wouldn’t fancy; jp a 'i imow.” —“ There were tbieebouta and ahalf lost by you this mtnning," a aapedn-tendent said to a taicty tosehor. “ I wm only half an hour late,” he replied. “ Tme, sdd the snperintendeni, “ bu': thete were seven schohoa wailing f it yon,” —^A professor lecturing 'on “ EaglV'^i industries” to a chMa of javeaileaio-formed them that it todt seven mta and a boy to make a pin. “ I expect,” add a little fellow, “ that it’a the seven aara that make that pin, and that th^y use the boy 10 stick it into to see if i f a sharp enough.” __A ll the QMlling tefouas of d l tho men in the world will not succeed in lesaening the intendty of the sehool* boy’s affection, who scrawls oa Ua date with a broken pencQ: “ Ilav y u .” and hands it seross the aide, with a big apple, to a pretty little Mue-eyed giri who reads in the second reader. —A seventy-nine-year old mdd who waa quite ill in Jdinstown toM the doctor she had never been hugged by aman in her life, and asked for one Idssi Tho gallant doctor complied with the request, of coarse, and she got well. When the doctor got hone and told the atory to hie wife he got—well, ho is balder than h e '
|Title||Southport Times, 1879-10-23|
|Subject||Fairfield (Conn.) -- Newspapers; Southport (Conn.) -- Newspapers; Fairfield County (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: Began in 1879; Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 37 (July 31, 1879)|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
|Source - Location||Connecticut State Library microfilm, AN104.S75 T56|
|Relation||Continues:Fairfield County times|
|Publisher||Henry A. Van Dalsem, ed.|
|Rights||Digital Image © Connecticut State Library. All rights reserved. Images may be used for personal research or non-profit educational uses without prior permission. For permission to publish or exhibit, see Reproduction and Publication of State Library Collections, http://ctstatelibrary.org/reproduction-publication/|
|Title-Alternative||The Southport times|
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T he Sou'tnpoRT
FAI RF I E LD COUNTY
VOL. I. NO. 49. SOUTHPORT, CONN., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1879. TEHMMs •1 .0 0 rS K AMMDOI.
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Sm n iB AUUIMHCllEIIT-^IeSect April WUi, 1879.
Let ui sit bcre In the twiligbt, John,
For the lu t of the d a j is best.
And 1 always thought the twilight hour
The time for mortals to re s t
How oft liSTO we been out 'neath the elm
That shades the gronnds from the sun,
And there sat and talked with onr children dear
While t^c evening shades came down.
Now, as I look from my window, John,
Out to the yard o'er the way,
I can see live headstones shining there
In the pale moon's speetral ray.
There Ue the fo: ms of oar loved onoa
lu dreamless Ejnmber a t rest.
And the pale white roses arc blooming
From the giw n turf o'er cach breast
But I could not wish them back, John,
To EuSrragaIn as of yoro;
I know they're gone forever, perhaps,
And that we may see them no m oi^
Bat Indeed I hope, and 'tls well to think
Whi‘n al! these troubles arc passed^
Wo shall hasten home,and those missing Unki
Will make np the whole chain at la s t
We’ve but a little while longer to wai^ John,
Just a few mare pains to bear.
Then we two broken
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