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z- T he So u t h p o r t T imes. F A I R F I E L D C O U N T Y VOL. I I . NO. 43. SOUTHPORT, CONN., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1880. W . C H U R C H O U S E , • o i m x p o B x . CO JV 3V ., M E R C H A N T TA ILO R . » <ll»hte Work a t Modermte PMoea. S im o n B a n k s , SOUTHPORT, . . . . CONN., Gwifii BrecifUs. Fertilizers, i i l GeiL Murphy’s P a in te rs ’ Supply S to ra « r LEADS.0UA.TI7EPEMTnES, TAKVUHB!!. W U n i a B B m U S mU OOLOBH « r «vw7 toeriptloB , ta Oil u < D b tm » e r • t Bcw Tork P iie e t. WUtm mm*. Ommmmmmial i» aU tto Bm m Em . W K > r T T H : F 0 1 t T . ___________- - - C O N J V . SH E RW O O D <& M E EK ER . SOUTHPORT, CONV., •M C l im L ILW J l IMP FEED, HAIPWABE. CKOCIEET. GLiflSWAKE, P A U n , ODflk PU ST BEV8HES, GL&8S, O f a E A P F O R C A S H . NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL DEPOT 'X o « C r e a m a n d D in tn u r S a l o o n . OIOABS AHD TOBACCOS. LOUIS MUSER, - Sonthport, Conn. ELWOOD BROTHERS, • o i r r n p o x t x . . o o iv n . C H O IC E F A M IL Y G R O C E R I E S , A.T L O W E S T C A S H P B I O E 8. C . BUCKINGHAM, . . . . - O O N M ., MANUFACTURER OF HARNESS Deelto Id aU of nOBSE FURNISHING GOODS. WESmiT NmENTM. WORKS! OEO. P. JENHUfGS, Prnprletor, CMltMtM- a a i B ailirr of BenvntiiU, u < OM teiy W«rk» ■iffk lr |wU>Im4 «n« tm-lr «>xecBlM ItaliM H •lU ^ u 4 <’lsrkc’ii i*iUa4 tirimllf! a T A B S AVD OFFICE, BKAIH STKEET. WESTPORT, OOmr. H. B.—[employ do aKcnts. u d will fcII u u rcduciion of fiitoen per cent. H O y S A T Q N I C R A I L R O A D H jifer in"^Tir™TirrHnrr"*— loa. a n . UJ*aa<U.Wa.^«id«.HMia<i.<IOp.m. (or Daa-a tMl the W e«.^lkrai^ tiekels Mad and tMMKW COOp.ai.larlh.wl(ilfo(d. IK _ JOp.iB,ln»llewl[Ufoid.tajOaiid&.ap.m.(romFittiMA, /aiidtkeW«N. H. D. ATEBILL,OealTicketAgwt T O R E N T . n e Htora ta the Brick Bladi m Owtre Street, Mxt to Um SMUtpar F O R S A L E , • m ■a tr la r8 a iN M 4 «M ( J a r r ia « e P ^ n a ie ta t t a a f earrlage. K. T HAIiL, SoKthport, Conn. V- . P e n s io n s , B o u n t i e s , d c . , 1 9 ‘ OMiiMd fov Soidim f t «U O aw M a d fh ^ W. H. NOBLE, BRIDGEPORT, ‘ - • CONN. N. BUCKINGHAM & CO., Wholesale and. Betail Furniture Dealers * SST.SW W e lir a t ., myetelM, B r iig e fe r t, Ohm. « rA U K i^ o ( I% n > itn « T a i7 GbaBp (ocOaah. Gootel>aUmado«t at tows WMh—t B rtw OlM—a . ^ ______________________________________________ F . M. M O N T IG N A N I , P h o t o g r a p h i c A r t i s t , •ICIUiBStNOor.Steto.ovwHuidlton'taDrac SUim. BRIDGEPORT, CONN. lV >V O IH IV a BUT F1BST-GLA8B WOBK K A D E .^ M M mHm Ommdaad a t BaMoariito Frioaa. W . L . F E R R I S , D e D . S . , Dental Rooms, 354- Main S tre e t, BRIDGEPORT, CONN. OndwHa «f Pm ugrlw iia OoUaga ot Dontal B u ta iy . C O n O H l a lN B R O S . , House P a in te rs and Decorators, DEALEBSIN Fine tiold Wall Papers, Decorations, Window Shades and Fixtures, 00 TIntiB, Fresco Borders, English and American White Lead, Oil, Zinc, Colors, etc., etc. BRIDGEPORT, . . . . CONN J . s. CAROLI, D .D .S . G r a d u a t e o r M a r j ^ i a a d C o l l c i r o o r D u n t a l S u r ir« » * 3^> «|iat«liaiu pertaining to Dentistry perfonned in a neat and skillfnl Teetb inserted on any base desired. All teeth naed are giving a g rw t advantage in adM>ting ahape, ahade ia ttw a d y idaoe eaat of FUladdplua where teeth are man-o a n , a s K A D I S T . , t s p i a t t * C m m m , hJBPOBT. • PONN. THE OLD SEXTON. go odds on that. And it didn’t attract it worth a cent this time; for if that No better deaoriiition of tho lato Bexton Brown ' ^gg leveled a t my match, it was a of New York, luw over been v iiltmi than that 1 m a r k s m a n s h i p —about an 8WU. u l lb> nutlllOID**," In V.11J1 u ;l» » l.Id lO < lld « J. ■ mt .j.”U' tDolIjDKHlllt veme is told an amusing incident of Mr. Urown'a | su ch marksm anship as th a t------’ “ For shame, Mortimer! Here we are standing right in the very preaenoe of death, and yet in so solemn a moment yon are capable of using such lain guage at that. I f you have no deaiie Id ----- Mortimer I” After dencribing Graoo Chnrch, but not b ; name, in eaa; veme, the poet oontinnes: One Diggory Pink of this chnrch waa the Hexton, None of yonr aextonii, grave, gloomy and gmlf, BoU ringen, pew openers, takers of snuff. Dusters of onshions, and sweepers of aisles; But a gentteman sexton, readily enough For bows and good manners, sweet speeches Mid A gentleman, too, of bo much vematility. In his vooaoation of so much agility, Bleat with anch wit and uncommon facility That bia Mxtonibip rose the means he invented To a post of importaoco quite unprecedented. No mere undertaker was h e ; for, to make The statement more clear, for veracity's sake. There was nothing at all he did not undertake Discharging at once such a complex variety Of fnactiona pertaining to genteel society, A« gave him with every one great nototiety; Blending his care of thechureh and tho cloisterH nrith funerals, fancy lialbi, suppers and oysters; Dinners for Aldetmeii, parties for brides. And a hundred and fifty arrangements besides; Great as he was at a funeral, greater As master of feaats, purveyor, gustator, little less than the host, but far mure than the waiter. But moat with the ladles his power was snpromo. Of disputing his edicts nobody would dream; For twaa generally known that Fink kept the biy Of the very aelectest aodety. Parvenus bribed him to got on his list; Woe to the man whom his fiat dismiiised! The best thing he could do was to cease to exist, And retire from the world where he wonldnt be missed. Thm plying all trades, but still keepmg the bidanoe By his quick ready wit and pre-eminent talents. His life might present, in its manifold texture. An emblem quite apt of the chnrch archit Which unites, in its grouping of sculpture and column, g n a t deal that’s comic, with much that is The Thunder Storm. BT KABK TWAIN. Well, sir—oontioned Mr. McWilliams, for this was not the beginning of his talk—the fear ot lif^tning is one of the moat distressing infirmities a human being can be alBicted with. I t is mostly oonflned to women; but now and then yon find it in a little d<«, and sometimes in a man. I t is a particularly distressing infirmity, for the reason that it takes the sand cmt of a person to an extent whidi no other fear can, and it can’t be reasoned with, and neither can it be ahamed out of a person. A woman who would face a mouse loses her grip and goes all to pieces 'in front of a flash of lightning. Her fright is something pitiful to see. Well, I woke up, with a smothered and unlocatable cry of “ Mortimer! Mortimer 1” wringing in my ears; and as soon as I could acrape the faculties together I reached over in the dark, and then said: “ Evangeline, is that you calling? What is the matter? Where «ro you?” “ Shut up in the boot-doset You ought to be ashamed to lie there and sleep ao, and such an awful storm going <».” “ Why, how con one be ashamed when he is asleep? I t is unreasonable; a man can’t be ashamed wlieu he is asleep, Evangeline.” “ You never tiy , Mortimer—you know very well you never try .” I caught the sound of muffled sobs. That sound smote dead the sharp speech th at was on my Hps, and I changed it to: “ I ’m* sorry, dear—I ’m truly sorry, I never meant to act so. Come back and----- ” “ Mortimer!” “ H eavens! what is the matter, my love ?” “ Do you mean to say you are in that bed yet ?" “ Why, of course.” “ Come out of itin s tu itly . I should think you would take some little care of your life for my sske and the children’s if you will not for your own.” “ But, my love-------- " “ Don’t talk to me, Mortimer. You know there is no place so dangerous as a bed, in such a thunder-storm os this— all the books say th at; yet there you would lie, and deliberately throw away your life—^for goodness knows what, unless for the sake of arguing and arguing, and----- “ B ut confound it, Evangeline, I am not in the bed, now. I ’m----- ” [Sentence interrupted by a sudden glare of Itghtning, followed by a terrified little scream from Mrs. McWilliams and a tremendous blast of thtuder.] “ There you see the re su lt Oh, Mortimer, how can you be so profligateas to swear a t such a time as this?” *.* I didn’t swear. And that wasn’t a result of it, anyway. I t would have come just the same, it I hadn’t said a word; and you know very well, Evangeline— at least you ought to know—that when the air is charged with electricity “ Oh, yes, now argue it, and aigue it, and argue it I—I don’t see how yon can act so when you know there is not a lightning-rod on the place, and your poor wife and diildren are absolutely at the mercy of Providence. What are you doing?—lighting a match a t such a time as this! Are you stark nuid?” “ Hang it, woman, where’s the harm? Tho place is as dark as the inside of an iafidel, and----- ” “ P u t it out! put it out instantly! Are yon determined to sacrifice us all? You know there is nothing attracts lightning like a light. [F z t!—crack! German book that is on the mantel- “ WeU?” “ Did yon say your prayers to-night f “ I—I—^meant to, but I got to trying to cipher out how much twelve tim ^ thirteen is, and----- ” [Fzt!-boom-berroom! bumble-umble-baag- sMASH 1] “ Oh, we are lost, beyond all help! How could you neglect such a thing at such a time as this?” “ But it wasn't ‘such a time as this.’ There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. How could I know there was going to he all this rumpus and pow wow af^out a little slip like that ? And I don’t think it’s just fair for you to make so much out of it, anyway, seeing it happens so seldom; I haven’t missed before since I brought on that earthquake four years ago. “ Mortimer! How you talk! Have you forgotten the yellow fever?” “ My dear, you are always throwing up the yellow fever to me, and I think it perfectly unreasonable. Yon can’t even send a dispatch message as far m Memphis without relays, so how is a little devotional slip ot mine going to cany so far? m stand, the earthquake, b » cause it happened in the neighborhood; but I ’ll be hanged if I ’m going to be n - sponsible for every blamed----- ” j [F z t!—boom, berroom-boom ! b o o a ' bang!] ? “ Oh, dear, dear, dear! 1 know it struck something, Mortimer. We never: shall see the light of another d ay ; and it it will do you any good to remember, when we are gone, that your dceadfU language----- ^Mortimer!” “ Well! What now?” “ Your voice sounds as if----- ^Mortimer are yon actually standing in frqnt of that open fireplace?” “ That is the very crime I am ccte-mitting.” “ Get away from it this moment Ton do seem determined to bring deetruoticNi on us alL Don’t you know that there is no better conductor for lightning Hun an open chimney ? Now, where have you got to go?” “ I ’m here by the window.” i ?rV “ Oh, for pity’s sake, have yohlostyour mind? Clear out from there tliis moment The very children in arms ku iw it's fatal to stand near the window in a thunder storm. Dear, dear, I know I shall never see tho light of another day, Mdrtuner!” “ Yes.” “ What’s that rustling?” “ I t ’s me." “ What are you doing ?” “ Trying to find the upper end of my pantaloons.” “ Quick! throw those thisgs away ! I do believe you would deliberately put on those clothes a t such a time as tlus ; yet you know perfectly well that all authorities agree that woolen stuffs attract lightning. Oh, dear, dear, it isn’t sufliciout that one’s Ufo must be in peril from natural causes, yet you must do everything you can possibly think of to augment the danger. Oh, don’t siug. What can you be thinking ot ?” “ Now whore's tho liarm in it ?” “ Mortimer, it I have told you once, I have told you a hundred times that singing causes vibrations in the atmosphere, which interrupt the flow of the electric fluid, and—« What on earth are you oi>euing that door for?” “ Goodness gracious, woman, is there auy harm in that?” “ Harm, there’s death in i t Anybody that has given this subject any attention knows that to create a draught is to invite the lightning. You haven’t half shut i t ; shut it tight—and do hurry, or we are all destroyed. Oh, it is an awtid thing to be shut up with a lunatic at such a tamo as this. Mortimer, what are you doing ?” “ Nothing. Ju s t turning on the water. This room is smothering hot and close. I want to bathe my face and hands.” “ You have certainly parted with the remnant of your mind ! Whore lightning strikes auy other substance once, ito strikes water titty times. Do turn it olE Oh, dear, I am sure that nothing in this world can save us. I t does seem to me that----- Mortimer, what was th at?” “ I t was a da----- I t was a picture. Knocked it down.” “ Then you are close to the wall! I never heard ot such imprudence. Don't you know that there is no better conductor for lightning than a wall? Come away from there! And you came as near as anything to swearing, too. Ob, how can you be so desperately wicked, and your famUy in such peril? Mortimer, did you order a feather bed, as I asked you?” “ No. Forgot i t ” “ Forgot i t I t may cost you yoiur life. If you had a featlier bed now, and could spread it in the middle of the room and lie on it, you would be perfectly safe. Gome here—come quick—before you have a chance to commit any more frantic indiscretions.” I tried, but the little closet would not hold us both with the door shut, unless we could bo content to smother. I gasped awhile, and then forced my way o u t My wife called o u t: “ Mortimer, something must bo done for your preservation. Give me that had a moment’s peace; then she called out: “ Mortimer, what was that?” “ Nothing but the c a t” “ The cat? Oh, destruction! Catch her, and shut her up in the wash-stand. Do be quick, love; cats are full of electricity. I just know my hair will turn white with this night’s awful perils.” I heard the muffled sobbing again. But tor that, I should, not have moved hand or foot in such a wild enterprise in the dark. However, I went at my task—over diairs, and against all sorts of obstructions, all of them hard ones, too, and most of them with sharp edges—and at last I got kitty cooped up in the commode, a t an expense of over $400 in broken furniture and shins. Then these muffled words came from the closet; “ I t s a ^ the safest thing is to stand on a chair in the middle of the room, Mortimer; and the legs of the chair must be insulated with non-conductors. That is, you must set the legs of the chair in glass tumblers. [F i* !—boom ! —bang !—smash ! ] Oh, hear th a t ! Do hurry, Mortimer, before you are struck.” I managed to find and secure the tumblers. I got the last four—broke all the re s t I insulated the cluur-legs, and caDedfor further instructions. When I, mounted on the chair, had ^ n clanging a dreadful bell a matter of seven or eight minutes, our shutters were suddenly tom open from without, and a brilliant bull’s-eye lantern thrust lit at the window, followed by a hoarse ioq u iry : « “ What in the nation is the matter here?” The window was full of men's heads, and the heads were full of eyes that stared wildly a t my night dress and my warlike accoutrements. I skipped down from the chair in con-fusion, and said: “ There is nothing the matter, friend, —<Hily a little discomfort on account of the thunder-storm. I was trying to keep oS the lightning.” •• Thunder-storm ?—lightning ? Why, Ifr. McWilliams, have you lost your mind? I t isabeautiful, star-light n ig h t; there has beeu no storm.” I looked out, and I was so astonished I iaonl^ hardly speak for a while. Then I la id : “ I (Jo not understand this. We distinctly saw the glow of the flashes through the cui tains and shutters, and hoard the thunder.” One after another these people lay down on the ground to laugh—and two of them died. One of the survivors re> marked: Pity yon didn’t think to open your blinds and look over tho top of the high hill yonder. What you heard was cannon ; you saw the flash. You see, the telegraph brought some news just at midnight Spivins is nominated for Congress, and that’s what’s the m atter!' —Atlantic AforUMf/. Stories about Ole Bnil. A TBIBVTE TO TH£ L. E. boom—boloom-boom-boom I] Oh I just hear it! Now you see what you’ve done!” “ No, I don’t see what Tve done. A matc^ may attract lightning for aD I piece, and a candle; I will light it in here. The book has some directions in i t ” I got the book—at a cost of avaseand some other brittle things; and the mad- Many anecdotes might be related to illnstrate Ole Bull’s wonderful good nature and hearty, sincere desire to add to the happiness of all with whom he came in contact Upon one occasion a friend had called upon him to invite him to take a ride in the suburbs of Boston. At about the same time he heard of a little boy ot his acquaintance who had broken his leg, and was unable to leave his bed. “ I must decline your kind in> vitation to ride,” he replied to his friend, and he passed the afternoon in playing tlie violin for the amusement ot the Uttle invalid. While upon a concert tour in New England he went into a barber’s shop in a small town, wliero he was to play, in order to be sliavcd. As he entered the shop he foun'.l the barber fiddling away m th more s tr e n g ^ than skill. As the barber began to lather tho musician’s face, the latter remarked, “ So you play tlie violin?” “ Oh, yes,” was the rejoinder ; “ I am going to hear the fa-inous Ole Bull to-night, and I expect a great tre a t Have you ever heard him ?” Often,” said the violinist “ How do you like his playing?” continued the barber. “ Oh, ho plays pretty well, but I am never fully satisfied with his work.” Is it possible?” asked the barber. Well,” said he, “ I am going to hear him to-night and I shall judge for myself.” Wlien night came Ole Bull discovered the barlior in the audience, a most attentive listener. When the violinist entered the shop again the next morning the liarber said, “ I have broken my fiddle all to pieces.” Ole Bull made him a present of a good violin and gave him from time to time, some most valuable, instruction. Meeting a beggar iu the streets of a European city, he threw some monoy into the hat of -the mendicant " He is a Dane,” Ole Bull remarked to his companion, “ but he must not starve for all th a t” One instance is recalled when, hearing that a distinguished clergyman had been engaged to give a lecture for the benefit of a struggling parish and had taken more than the receipts for his pay, Mr. Bull volunteered his services and freed the society from d eb t He was far from being well on the night of the concert but ho braved the inclement weather, saying: “ If this had been an engagement, whereby I was to receive payment, I should have felt like breaking it, owing to illness, but I cannot l)0 excused when such a noble causc is to be assisted.” Wn d o n ’t know exactly how newspapers were conducted at that distant period, but during some recent excavations in Asyria a poem on the silver moon waa dug up. I t was engraved on a tile, and dose beside it were lying a large battered elub and a part of a human skull. know, b at it d ia ’t oanae li^ tn in e—111, Mne shut lieraelf up with her eandk. I,Y on aigr dmw your own condusiona. Ten Thousand Brave an d Sober Men a t a Clam B ake—New Englan d Boys. One of the most remarkable gatherings of the summer was that of the New England railroad engineers at Bocky Po in t These brave and hardy men assembled at Narragansett Bay to enjoy the clambake for which the region is famous. They came with their wives and children from all parts of New England, nearly every one ot whose railroads was represented a t the feast There are few military reunions which draw together so courageous a body of men as these locomotive engineers. The shipping of New England has greatly declined in importance, and some of the seaport towns of Maine and Massachusetts, which once were alive with a rich commerce, are now dull and sleepy. Tbeir wharves are abandoned, and their ship carpenters are earning small wages by plying the plane and the chisel in the constonction of houses for the pleasure seekers who are replacing the old seafaring community. Compared with the fMtory operatives, the sailors are few in number, and life before the mast has lost its charm for ventiiresome New England boys. We cannot fail to regiet th^ passing away of the race of seamen who had their nursery idong the coast of New England. But the courage and the hardihood for which they were distinguished are now displayed in a new field by the railroad engineers. In other of its departments the railroad is furnishing congenial employment for daring and restless spirits, but in none of them are so many admirable qualities of manhood exhibited as are shown by the men on the locomotives. The gathering at Bocky Point was of representatives of the New England divisionsof the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, an association which was formed seventeen years ago, and which has grown untflnow it containa a membership of 10,000, or nine-tenths of the best locomotive engineers on the contiDent The motto of the brotherhood is “ Sobriety, Truth, Justice, and Morality.” Of all classes o t workers, the locomotive engineers stand specially in need of three of these virtues; and the other, justice, is one they ask from tbeir employers. Baihroad companies have sometimes come in conflict with the brotherhood, which ranks among the strongest organizations of the sort in the country, because of a ^lifferenceof opinion as to what constitutes this justice ; yet the t^^o seem to get on very well together, and the engineers report their union as more prosperous than ever. What makes the railroad engineers so remarkable among the trades, and ent i t le them to so much respect, is the dangerous character of their duty, and the strict self-control their occupation imposes on them. They must always be in sound nervous condition, and in thorough command of their faculties. From the time they start their locomotives until they land them in the engine house, they must be always on the alert with eye and with mind; and upon their fidelity, judgment, promptness, cciolness and readiness in meeting emergencies, the safety of many .thousands of lives daily depends. They ought to bo per-fecUy sober, not merely when on duty, but while &ey are off duty. Accordingly, they are forbidden to drink any alcoholic beverage during their hours of work, and in some cases the prohibition extends to the hours of leisure also, and requires them to be teetotalers. Drunkenness metms certain dismissal, and drinking habits soon lose them their placcs. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, therefore, contains 10,000 strong,, vigorous, clear-headed, courageous, temperate men—a host no other trade gathers together in its union. Their New England brethren certainly deserve the frolic they have just enjoyed at Bocky P o in t—JV. Y. Sun. A New Ifaager. Tlie. Wreek—A Livhig Tonfc. In almost every city, says a Cincinnati writer, there are many cheap dry goods stores, which are doing a large credit business, the baneful effects of which are too apparent to any one who will give the matter some little thought and study. Many a woman, from vanity and an inordinate love of dress, enticed by this easy and ready means to dress well or equal to her probably more fortunate neighbor, soon finds herself engulfed in a sea of trouble, which otttimes ends in destruction and despair. There are very few women, especially tho married, ot any standing but are able to obtain credit at some t tore for dry goods and finery. Women are allowed to open accounts, and goods are sold with the understanding that payment can be made in sums as best suit the purchaser, or so much weekly. If the bill stands too long the importuning collector is brought to bear; if this faUs, the law is threatened, but this by all means must be averted, because it would not only bring scandal but exposure to the husband as well, and to avoid this, history has failed to record to what means woman has not resorted or tho wrong she has been driven to to pay a debt which she never would have been led to incur had not her vanity been offered tho inducement to emlmrk upon tho dangerous and destructive sea of crcdit A BrvAij.—Marie Mascal took a walk in Now Orleans with a rival of the man whom she was soon to marry, in order to tell him that he must cease his attentions. Her affianced husband saw them together, and refusing to hear her m m ent S te therefor/desired to die, and tried to throw herself before a locomotive, but she slipped on some wet grass, and only loat a leg. Her lover is , now convincea of her loyalty, and w ill, marry her. j Kennebecker tells of a wreck a t sea as follows: “ Such and such a date, such and such latitude and longitude, Nwth Atlantic, it being very cafan, noticed something floating a t a distance; Got out our boats and went to see what it was. The narrator goes on to say that they found it the wreck of avessd floating keel up (capsized). Some of the boat’s crew jumped on it, when to their surprise they heard a blow struck from inside. They answered and it was repeated. There were people inside! The air caught and contained in the hold of the st^merged vessel supported their lives. There was no time to be lo s t They immediately went back to their vessel and got the cook’s narrow axe and a small hatchet, the only tools of the kind on board. Bach they went to the wreck, and the captain circumscribed a line for a hole large enough for a man's body to pass through. The second mate, a powerful backwoodsman from Maine, took the axe, and soou had an opening. What must have been the joy of those poor creatures inside at the prospect of release ? But as the hole grew larger, in an evil moment the wreck rolled with the sea, the second mate lost hi*i balance and lost his axe overboard! With the hatchet they undertook to complete the cutting, but a cry from the men, who were anxious observers, told them the wreck was sinking! The thoughts that come to me are almost overwhelming as I try to imagine what must have been the feelings of all that sad body of men. The captain outside now puts his mouth to the orifice and told them, whoever they might be inside (for there had been no words spoken until now), that there was no hope for them. There came a voice from within that calmly told them the vessel’s name, where she belonged, who the captain was, and that it was him speaking; told them where his family were. He beseechingly acked the captain outside if he would take his hand and kiss it—and here he thrust his arm through for that purpose—and carry the sad tidings to Ifis wife that the stranger was the last to grasp his hand, and thualie sent his djring kiss. H fte the air msUng out of the opening left the vessd without any further buoyancy and the defeated res-ouing party sprang to their boat just in time to escape the vortex at the sinking vessel as it bore its living freight to death. I give this os nearly aa I can recollect it, havhig read i t some twenty years ago or more. The loss of the whaling barque Sarah of NewBedf«rd» when a day or two out, and the eso^w of two or three of the erew, which Iv^t-pened only a short time ago, ia something likfr the above story. The loss of the whaling schooner Lively, of Hallo-well, abqut eighteen yeara was probably very similar, only as those who got on the bottom of the wreck out a hole through, and extracted a barrel of oil before she went down, but did not find any vestige of the crew. She was capsized in a “ white squall” off Bermuda in sight d anothw vessel*’ Losing kia Eyebrowi. Jay Gould has no eyebrows, and a correspondent of the S t Louis Hepublican professes to tell why. He had hia all staked on Union Pacific, and the stock had been worked up from 9 to about 6& The lower court had decided in his favor in a vital lawsuit, and it was with fever-lah anxiety that the result of the appeal was awaited. The rumor g o t about in Wall street that the decision of the court above would l>e adverse to Gould, and, in spite of the private assnrances that it would be against the Gov«mment, the adverse rumors so unstrung Gould that it was hard for him to keep on hia feet A private telegraph wire waa hired, with one terminus in Mr. Gould's office and the other in the room adjoining the Supreme Court Chambers in Washington. The operators sent all the dedsions as they were read. Great nervousness was caused by the long, tedious opinions td e g ra p h ^ in which Gould had no interest This was kept up for hours. Gould was almoat prostrated. At length the operator announced that the reading of the Union Pacific Bailway case had been commenced. The first of the opinion began to come over the wire, and it waa a mere history of the case. “ Oh, shut him off,” said Mr. Gould, “ and a ^ him whether the decision of the lower court is affirmed.” The answer was awaited with breathless anxiety. Gould sank in his chair, as pale as a dead man, and those about him were mueh concerned for fear that if the decision was adverse he would be killed by i t The operator at length gave the news that the decision of the lower court hod been affirmed. Mr. Gould was prostrated, though the decision gave him millions. He was carried to his home in Fifth avenue, and a long sickness followed. All his hair came out, induding his eyebrows, and those nature never restored. WIT A5D WISDOM. A WmmN Fablk.—A fanner once led two turkeys into his gmiary and told them to e a t drink and be merry. One of the turkeys was wise and the othe fooUsh. The foolish bird indulged excessively in the pleasures of the f o n d ant stores of the stable, unsuspidons of the future, but tho wise fowl, in order that he might not be fattened and slaughtered, tasted contibually, mortified his flesh and devoted himsdt to gloonily reflections upon the brevity of life. When Thanksgiving approached, the honest farmer killed both turkeys, and by placing a rock in the interior of the prudent turkey made him weigh more than h'ls plumper brother. Moral —As we travel through life let us live by the way.—Milwaukee Sun. A FEW years ago striking oil meant a great fortun^ But nowadaya striking oil—a t least when lightning strike it— nieana a great miafottune. V It ■ PuBUO opniion ia m second coasaoBW. A MAH uaedto vidssitudea ia not oaiQy dejected. W o r th one hundred scents on tiw dollar—A good nose. No o ra is ever fiatigaed after the es-eroise of forbearance. I t is weak and vidoua people wba cast the blame on fate. Thk most manifeat sign of wisdoa i l continued cheerfutneaa. As GOLD is purified in the fumaeai so is character refined by suffering: Hora aoftenaj^»roWa l^iichtena anrroundinga and eaM a tw d lot. Thosb who trample on the heliriM are disposed to orange to the powerfoL Thebb is no tyrant like cnstom aad no freedom where its edicts are not siated. T h b Syracuse Herald believes, for it* part, that the BussianNihilista are takiag: thfliv vacation. E a x l t to bed and early toTiaeiiaa very good phm to escape being intai* viewed by flies« . “ H e a d it up,” is the latest h it of gen^ tility, and the man who saya it «Lshes yon to stop talking. ^ A SPOONY newly-married oou|d» ak Bridgeport were overheard bfllin^aad cooing. He—“ What would dovee d o if pidgeedied?” S h e - “ Dovee die, toow." Ab o ld salt, when asked howiiar n « th he had ever been, replied that he a a i been so far north that “ the cowa whaa milked beside a red-hot stove gatva cream.” —Its a common thing What towUoessis young ankMtkn’s ladder; Whereto the climber upward ta n s his b e a ; But when be hath attained the topmost raon^ Looks in the elonds, scorning the base degteo By which he did ascond. —ShakMpHlfc “ How can I tell the sort of pacaM y o a re q u ire f’ tbatradeamaD waaheagi remarking to Miaa Momford, "wlMif you do not give the ahade?” “ S il^ ! le x p e c tth ep a ra a c tto doth«V* the reply. D ob'v you think the w ertheriai , homidr’aaid Miaa Pitajoy, aa on Mr. Toplofty'a arm. “ WeaQjrX not say. I alwaya, aw, go in w hatik waina,aw.” “ Theiihe doaa knowthal' much,” said ah^ in a Tuy low to^ aaide. A I.AOT a t ^ t e SoIphnr S p tiiip c om p a rt. to the motlier at because when aakad V t ■ ^ J deaerijpttan ol don’t '.ia a a > 'a r b a t I ha»e thei------------, — of the aweeteat duldran in t t a ^VKUlk ' S axs tho London TrutA, “ ProbaUr but few peraona ham had ao maqr poaala of maniaga aa Lady BardatiB' Coatta. Iw a a t a lk ^ n d iy a r tw a a a ^ . <,rith aa eminent widower. *I a y aal% ha said, ‘havepropoaedtoher, tw i gard thia aa a dnty eroiy m a t oww hisfmnly.” ’ 'ixi ■i Hetriedinddnk to a ow nU le aN ^ And there fonnAao But daily grew more woe begoas} Toa never aaoaogegiM: At laaf his wear; foal foaad His soifowsaow are.o’a* ; Nofiddemind nowtroabksUai» Pork redcher, he’sno mate. J t o t aa the visit«a in the and a t the seaaidK gat ^ . washing th d r facea in a. tin h e ^ i ^ ^ water and wiping them tmavery fM nrir-towd, ii is time to paA upand g o h cM where the comforta oiUfaare abuaAafc Tho seawn isn’t quite lo o t enoo|^ to permit of having a real good tiaai. ' 'Pm m is a difference betweaa la n i and water. A young man may ha aU» to earn only a salary of f l2 a w e* , baft pa t him in the surf a t Loog Brana^ and if be haa astrong arm, and know*" how to swim, he ia the king bee^ aaniiS thehidies, and the bloated miUiattaim hanga d i ^ n s o l a t ^ and akoe on itm safety rope. A u n u girl in BeUkst,-Ma, r e e n ^ dropped her doU and broke ita a o k The doll was a favorite one^ and tha aO' ddent was to the child a cijamity of tt*, severest nature. The team ataxted, little lipa were trembling with g i ^ when a bright thought struck h e r; witk a btamiug f ^ she exdanned, “ Papa^ I don't know as I care, after aQ; periiq?t it will be put in thapapw !” A HxmaoB Biver traii^boy who a*' looted a countryman aa a victim and “ worked him ” fw aUhe WM wcctk, wa» finally rewarded by thia oration : “ So* here, young man; I don’t want oohoato and 1 don’t want no fruit, nor no 'o n r dies, nor no novels, hut I wiQ giva yea fifty cents for two corks, two m “ corks, to plug up my ears to keep ftom being talked to death.” HAHraMAiRi, the founder of the h o a » opathio school, was one daj consulted . * by a wealthy Engliah lord. The doetor hstened patiently to the patient took a small phial, opened it, and held it under his lordship’s nose. “ Small I Wdl, you are cured.” The lord aako^ in surprise, “ How much do I owe y oo^ “ A thousand francs,” waa the replj. The lord immediatdy palled out a bank note and held it under the dootcr’a r - “ “ Smell! Wdl, you are paid I” I s JUST th ^ coaioBt little- no<* the shadow of a great treei r i ^ t ^ W the ahelving rocka made a nice setlea with a back to it, they w«e sitting. Do4VD, down at their feet^aattid aouaA> iog sea, caressing with its mighty hng» the shore. “ Is not the scene inspiring^* said he. “ See yonder snowy aaila. Thsy are like—they are like—” “ Ate they ?" said she, as she dug her parasol into tha hanfc “No, they are n o t” lepiiad h ^ sharply, and tlfe eodnew et the vras caloric in comparison with th* gidity ot the rest of that d ^ . 8 h * k ^ interrupted jiwt on the brinkoC a r ' important declaration, w h i^ iTor wait for tK>|F..
|Title||Southport Times, 1880-09-10|
|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.|
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|Title-Alternative||The Southport times|
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T he So u t h p o r t T imes.
F A I R F I E L D C O U N T Y
VOL. I I . NO. 43. SOUTHPORT, CONN., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1880.
W . C H U R C H O U S E ,
• o i m x p o B x . CO JV 3V .,
M E R C H A N T TA ILO R .
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