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. iy,y .^P \ I - r - X - . ' V ' " O l ) ' T h e S o u t h p o r t T i m e s . F A I R F I E L D C O U N T Y VOL. III. NO. 1 . SOUTHPORT, CONN., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 9 , 1 8 8 0 . TERMS: Single Copies 3 Cents. FINE JOB PRINTING. H e rin g m w Ij fitted u p ou r JobbiuK l>epartment, we a re prepared to do •U k in d a of Plain aii<l Oriiameiital Printing in th e beat nuumer an d a t very moderate priocs. Seud fo r estimate. T h e Times, SOUTHPORT, . . . . CONN W . C H L R C H O U S L , • O C T H I W K X . C 0 3 V N . , MERCHANT TAILOR. Work _at lIod«r»te P rioes. Murphy’s Painters’ Supply Store. A tan* MW atMk LEUM. OIL9, TCBPEmNES. TARWISHES WHITISO m C GOLOM • ( every AewripUoa, ! ■ Oil a a i DUtenper «t Sew York Prlcef. * mA OtaMMBtal P a la tta c l a a l l Ite BraaoliM. ■ K > T . r r H l * 0 « T . __________ - __________ - __________ - _________C O IV X . SHERWOOD & MEEKER. SOUTHPORT, CONN., VbOCB AKD FEED, HIRDWABE, CBOCKERT. GLASSWARE, rA U V B , o m s . p u n t b r u s h e s , g l a s s , sk., O H E -A .P F O R C .A S H . NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL DEPOT S o * O t * e n .m a n d l > l n l u | c S a l o o n . CIGARS AND TOBACCOS. LOOTS MUSER, - SonOiport, OoBn. ELWOOD BROTHERS, • O I T T H P O R T , - C 0 3 V 3 V . CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES, A T L O W E S T C A S H P B I C E S. C. BUCKINGHAM, ■O U T H P O B T , C 0 3 V N . MANUFACTURER OF HARNESS And Dealer in all kind* of HORSE FURNI SHING GOODS. HOUSATONIC RAILROAD. WIMTEB ABBAMGEUENT—In oSect NoTemlMr 10th, 1879. TRAtNB LEAVE BBIDaEPOBT—10.10 and 11.00 a. m., and « 55 and 6.00 p. m. for Dan. ta iy . PWliteM, Albany, Troy, fiaratoea and the Wcbu Xlirougli tickets aold and bagKan *Mkadlraaipaneiip«r depot «.00 p. m. for New HUfotd. AfiRn'E IN B R IO a E I ^ & MBa. m., and 1S.S0. i . t f and S.90 p. in, Irom Hew Milford, 1S.S0 and S.4S p. m. from Pittsfield, Sanbanr, Albany and the WeM. H. D. AVEBILL, Oon’l Ticket Agent. Briiiwort, ConB., Kor. 10, UTS. T 6 The Store in th e Bride Block on Centre S tre et, n ex t door to T he T m a offioe. Also Apartments on tk e second and th ird floors of same building, fitted for • Boaiding House, o r for two o r thre e private families. Prices to au it tlie times. K. T Soii<li|>orl, C o n n . Pensions, Bounties, A c . , M r OMmbM fo r B oldian cC aU ^ W. H. NOBLE, BRIDGEPORT, ~ - • COXN. N. BUCKINGHAM & CO., Wholesale and Retail Furniture Dealers * tST, S69 Wiatar St., «p steivB, Brldceport, Conn. TAIi K ia f t i« ( F a a ttM M V m j Obie^f (o r OMh. Oooda U e liv e n d o n t of towa F. M. MONTIGNANI, Ph o t o g r a p h i c Ar t i s t , •M Main Sts Ckir. State, over Hunilton*« Dmg; Store, BRIDGEPORT, CONN. IV 'N O IH IN O BDT FQtST-OLASB WOBK H A D E , ^ O a u n t e a d a t BMMMMble Prieeik W . L . F E R R IS , 1). D . S ., Dental Rooms, 3 5 4 Main Street, BRIDGEPORT, CONN. O n d n a te of PenBajlTaDia OoUega of D ental Borgeiy. C O n C H U N B R O S ., House Painters and Decorators DE.1LEBS IN line Uold Wftll PaiierN, UeooraHoiis, Window ShndcK and Fixtures, Oil Tints, Fresco BorderN, Eiiglisli and American White Lead, OH, Zinc, Colors, ete., elc. BRIDGEPORT, CONN J. S. CAROLI, D.D.S. O r i i « H M * o r M M - . r l a « d C o l l c « r « « o r D * * n t « l L IF E AND DEATH. All ofnratioDs pertaining to D entistry performed in a n e a t and skillful ■M M r . Artifleial Teeth inserted on any base desired. All te eth used are • I WMf e m M n nlB etnre , giving a g re a t advantage in adapting shape, ahade M i trfM. f l u e ia Utm only plaee eaat of Philadelphia where te e th are man* THREE 80SSET8. I. O r i f e ! O Death! Ye dread rayeterioiis twain, Baffling na from the cradle to the bier; rhaiitoma that fill our souls with strange, TOguc fear. EioaiT* as the forms that hnnnt the brain Of the sick raver. Question we in vain The lorn of all th* agas, sage and seer, To answer why and who ye are, and dear The clouds that roimd yon evermore remain. Whence oome ye? Whitlier go ye V None may Ray- One leads man waUung in an idle show Along the myriad paths of joy and woe To where the other waits to l ia r away The enfrancliised Sonl, that chartlcsH Ocean o \ r To the dim laud whencc man returns uo more. • Life! O Death ! How gooa yc are and fair, As, luminous in the gloty of God’s love, I'e stand revealed His Angels from above! Augeis we’ve cntcrtuincd, thungh miawarc— The janitori that wait our souls to bear Through either gate of beiug; not to rove Unguided, bnt in course prescribed to move. Fixed iiH the planets’ jialhH that roll through air In Christ’s “dear might,” your Lord aud ours, nor bold With reverent cotwage, lo ! the veil we raise Erst «rap]KMl around you, aud, with wonder-mggaze Your solemn beauty midismaycd behold. No more dread mysteries, our souls to scare, Makiug Life Vanity and Death Despair. Life is uo sleepless dream, as poets sing; Death is no dreamless sleep, as soiihiits say, A deeper wisdom tolls uh, brolhcrs they, Loviug, though parted tmtil time shall bring The twain together in their joume.\mg. To part no more, on that supremesi day. When Heaven and Earth and Time shall pass away, Aud Christ shall reigu o’er all as God and King. Y’et, lilllliey meet, tbere stands a third between, A brother, like, yet dilTcring from each, And be is S l e e t , whose missiim is to teach What Life's and Death's less mysteries may mean. Till, Life's watch o'er, we “ fall on sleep,’' to spring To deathless Life through Death's awakening. JouK FaASCis WALifit, in OctoUr Jilaclir<jod The Red Fug at No. 54. Mra. G ray to Mrs. T h om p so n . Consin Ned, from California, Nevada, Kew Mexico, and all o th e r places beyond th e Bocky mountains, has been paying us a v is it You know ju s t what * joUy good soul Ned always was, and he is ju s t as jolly now—as why should he n ot be, with an income of $C,0 0 0 or 9/,000 a y e a r? Beside th a t my poor O ^ rg e ’s $1,800 hides its diminished head. He is handsomer th an ever, too —^the same merry brown eyes an d chestn u t h a i r ; b u t in addition an appearance, an a ir 80 alto g eth e r distingue th a t our neighbors all go to th e ir windows to gaze a fte r him. Well, do you know, th e moment h e api>carcd I sa t my h e a r t on him for o u r dear old friend Adelaide, who shall n o t waste h e r sweetness on th e desert a ir if I can help it. You know I always h ad a fancy for matchmaking, th o u g h , to confess th e tru th , I have never y e t scored a success in th a t lin e ; my two predestined affinities always fly off a t a tan g en t ju s t as I fla tte r myself i t is uii fa it accompli. (You will perceive I have n o t forgotten quite all th e French we learned together a t the Biverside Eieminary. Notwithstanding my years of devotion to pies an d puddings, I will keep a little of i t o u t of re-si> ect for th e memory of poor Mademoiselle L au ren t, who worked so h a rd to drill i t in to me.) B u t Adelaide and Ned have been corresponding a year o r two ; he speaks of h e r with g re a t respect—as how could he otherwise, of course ?—and 1 have fondly hoped th a t his mission to th e E as t may have more relation to th e affairs of th e h e a rt th an to mining stocks, as he p re tends. W«U, soon a fte r his arrival, three weeks ago, Ned and I w ere s ittin g in the dining-room a lo n e ; th e children had s ta rted for school, and George had k issed me aud gone down' town, after au h o u r’s ta lk ab o u t ranches, burros, and gulches, and canons. Now th a t I was alone with our visitor, th e conversation took a confidential tu rn , bordering on th e sentimental, and, in pursuance of th e idea uppermost in my mind, I told him 1 th o u g h t i t mysterious, providential, th a t he had n o t fallen a n c tim to some bonanza I ’rincess, o r some bcwitching Ofim, W8 MATN ST., opposite Cannon, b r i i > g e p o r t . c o n n Benorita, with no dower b u t h e r beauty. “ And, b y th e way,” I wont on, “ w hat was ever th e tro u b le between you and th e Captain’s d au g h te r ? ” Yon remember, of course, Ju lia , how much we h eard a t th e time about th a t affair—^how, during th e war I loved to read to yon, even du rin g study hours, th e le tte rs I hod received from B rothe r J im , stationed a t Fortress Monroe, giving th e details in J im ’s ra th e r satirical style, of the serious flirtation in progress between L ie u t Ned, of Ct>m-piuiy C, and C a p t Darrington’s p re tty d aughter, of th e regulars ? Aud afterward, how some way a shadow came between them—nobc dy could te ll how, only th a t Ned was hasty, and had exaggerated ideas of a man’s prerogatives, perhaps, aud Miss D arrington proud and shy. And so i t was forgotten. And now th is same Lieutenant, after hairbreadth escapes from shot and shell, and scalping Apaches, sat th e re in an easy chair, by my Baltimore heater, and actually tnrued pale because I mentioned th e ** C aptain’s d a u g h te r!” Love is indeed la grande passion. Ho luid nothing to communicate, h ow ev e r; bade me consider we were always g re a t fools a t twenty-one and likely a t th a t time to got caught iu a trai>; on th e other hand, to tlirow our chances of happiness away, ju s t as it chanced to be ; he became silent, and I had n o t th e h e a rt to rally him as h e sat th e re watching th e floating smoko of h is cigar, with a far-off look in liis eyes— knowing as I did, th a t he had gone back fifteen years, arid th a t he was walking ! th e moiuilight beach with p re tty L o ttia j D arrington, while th e band t>f th e regim ent played in th e distance. F rom th e sublime to th e ridiculous— i t is always my fate, d e ar Ju lia . Barney, th e factotum of th e neighborhood, tapped a t th e window, and as I raised the sash, “ A foine morning, mum,” said h e ; “ the re’s a red flag ou t a t No. &t, and I th o u g h t I ’d be after cornin’ to te ll ye. ’Tis a foine house, and a foine leddy, more’s th e p ity .” You see, Barney knows m y weakness, and he had seen me a few days before an animated bidder a t auction in the neighborhood. “ T hank you, B a rn e y ; I th in k I ’ll be on hand,” I replied, closing th e window. “ A foine leddy,” to be sm-e; I luid often met h e r—a fair-faced woman plainly and ta stefully dressed, walking with two charming children. H er house seemed th e abode o f peace and comfort, so far as th e passer-by could judge, and wlmt could have compelled th e breaking u p of so fine an establishment ? At all events I would no t stop to speculate—i t was possible here was my opportunity to secure a handsome side-board a t a bargain. As I wished to bo on hand in time to look thro u g h th e house before th e sale began, I asked Ned to have the goodness to excuse me for au h o u r or so. “ Oh, I will go with you, Mrs. Too-dles,” he said q u ite gayly, and ran up stairs for his h a t and cane. So off we went to No. 54, where th e flaming flag annotmced th e desecration of household gods. We were admitted b y th e man in charge of th e sale ; and stich a charming abode ! Not a downrig h t curiosity shop, th e effect of decorative a r t nm mad, b u t su ch taste and in g e n u ity everywhere visible. Peoi^le with shrewd, h a rd faces, boarding-house keepers, “ second-hand men,” eying the p re tty engravings and p re tty water-col-ors on th e p a rlo r wall, rtmning th e ir greasy fingers over th e keys of the piano, tu rn in g chairs topsy-turvey, and shaking tables to see how firm on th e ir legs th ey m ight be. I n th e bay-window was a large stan d of b e a u tif^ th rifty plants, of which I resolved to c a rry off about half. T he two floors above were nea t and p le a san t; b u t i t was th e second story back th a t w rung my h e a r t I t was th e nursery. Toys and ^lersonal articles had, of course, been removed, b u t.th e re was a p re tty little bed beside th e large one, and two cunning little rocking-chairs. The window looked o u t on a pleasant garden, aud here was s ittin g old Mrs. Wiggan, with whom I had a little acquaiutance. “ Such a charming house,” said I , “ is i t n o t a p ity to break u p tliis charming n est? Do you know th e family ? ” “ P oor Mrs. Qraham ! She lived here Avith h e r children so comfortably and happfly, two o r three lodgers on her u p p e r floor, u n til a few m onths ago she los t everything b y th e failure of a banking house. She h ad no relatives in the c ity ; has struggled on, tried to get boarders, b u t th e location is too remote; she sees no way b u t to give i t u p , place h e r children with a friend in th e country , and try to e arn a livelihood by painting. She is said to bo an excellent artis t, though I am no judge myself. These are all h e r own pictures, I believe. She ia sh u t u p in th e back p a rlo r— everything taken o u t of it b u t a chair. I saw he r a few m oments ago. The tears were ru n n in g down h e r cheeks, b u t the re she sat, bravely stitch in g on h e r children’s winter clothes, sewing on th e la st b utton and mending th e la s t stocking— poor th in g ! There are th e little innocents a t play now in th e y a rd .” Mrs. Wiggan herself (although she had an eye on th e b e st chamber-set) wiixsd away a good, generous te a r ; my eyes were dim, and I would gladly a t th a t moment have relinquished th e best bargain in sideboards. Ned, too, the dear old fellow, looked awfully sorry, as he gazed meditatively o u t of th e window, where th e bright-eyed little g iil, and th e boy w ith fair, long curls were loading d ir t in a tin y c a rt with a minia ture shoveL From th e floor above came th e sharp rin g of th e auctioneer’s v o ic e : “ How much, how much ? Six dollars, did you say seven? Six dollars, seven dollars—gone a t seven ! ” The auctioneer descended with his followers in to th e front chamber. Before I knew i t Ned was there, and in his imiietuoiis way was bidding in a fashion to astonish th e second-hand men. He swept everything before h im ; Mrs. Wiggan, to be sure, stood him a little conte s t on th e “ se t,” and I laughed to see h e r glare a t him, while h e was so absorbed th a t several punches with my parasol had no effect whatever. “ W as the re insanity in his family ? ” I asked myself. By th e time we reached the parlor, th e second-hand men had sliuik away, th e boarding-house keepers looked a g h a s t I made a brave stan d for the sideboard, b u t i t was of uo a v a i l; and, indeed, most of us s a t down, leaving Ned and th e auctioneer to themselves. Every article from th e second floor down was purchased th a t morning by th e distinguished stran g e r. Tliis amusing tu rn of affairs ratlie r confirmed my hoi>es in regard to Adelaide ; of course, th o u g h t I , he cannot rid lumself entirely of those old recollections, b u t he knows very well the sterling w orth of Adelaide, and what a charming, intelligent, devoted wife she will n.ake. All had gone b u t Ned, myself and th e auctioneer. The la tte r knocked a t th e door of th e back parlor. “ Come in ,” said a voice, and th e b u rly man swung th e doors aside. The m other was making on effort to rise, b u t th e little fellow with th e fair curia was c linging so closely about h er neck th a t she could n o t readily free herself. As she arose and came forward we saw th e traces of tears, th e paleness of h e r face, th e tremnlousness of h e r whole form. F rom Ned, who waa s tan d in g ju s t beh ind me, I snd.lenly heard th e words : “ My G o d ! is i t possible ?” and, turning, saw him w ith a face most indescribable in expression. Of course th e re was no dou b t about his being o n t of his mind— too much auction h ad made him mad. The auctioneer, afte r opening th e doors, had been called suddenly away, and we th re e now stood th e re—those two gazing a t each othe r, and I a t both. “ E dw in !” a t la s t said Mrs. G rah am ; “ Edwin I” with a voice and smile so sweet and sad th a t I d id n o t wonder a t what followed. Ned's ashen face suddenly flushed all over. “ L o tt ie !” he cried, stretching h is arms toward her. “ L o ttie , my beloved, have 1 found y o u again ?” and he d a sp ed to his heart. ' T he <j6 fecreiit termination to an auction ! I have seen many in my capacity of housewife, b u t n ever one like this. Mrs. Graham was th e “Captain’s daughte r ,” and th e generous impulse of th e honest Californian had re s to red his old sweetheart h e r home— yes, and th e h e a rt of h e r faithful lover. “ Mamma,” said th e little fellow, slowly, “ is th is gentlem an th e auctioneer, and will h e tak e away all our p re tty things ?” “ No, my d a rlin g ,” said Ned, lifting tlie child far above his head, and then, bringing th e round cheek to th e level w ith his own lips, “ all yoiur p re tty things will remain, yon and y o u r mamma, too.” “ And you, too ?” said Bertie, cordially. “ H ik e y o u .” • And so these two, a fte r years o f separation, were b ro u g h t to ge the r again. And in such an odd manner, to o ! I couldn’t help thinking how differently I sh o u ld havo managed it, h ad I been writing a story instead of acting a p a rt in rea l life. I should have found Mrs. Graham first, and sympathizingly won h e r to te ll the s tory of h e r troubles. Of course she would have mentioned Ned, and, of course, I should have seen a t a glance th a t she loved him still. And th en I should have been th e good angel to bring them together, and m e rit and receive the’r life-long th a n u , and ins te ad of th a t, here was Barney a cting the p a r t of an angel without knowing it, and my chance for a romantic adventure spoiled forever. I t was shameful, abominable, and then my plans for Adelaide aud Ned, of course itwa s clear th a t they never could succeed now. And y e t I fe lt delighted. I went home leaving Ned a t No. 54. W hat a heavenly change for Mrs. G ra ham ! How different from th a t of the morning looked th e simlight of th is afternoon ! H e r home intact—h e r little ones safely near-—the prospect of the lonely g a rre t faded away like a frighful dream. And Ned, happy as a clam, for having remembered th e widow and th e fatherless. I had them all to dinner th a t n ig h t, Mrs. Graham ia charming. I will say it, even if Adelaide dies an old maid. There will be a wedding soon a t No. 54t I have already received as a prese n t a sideboard much handsomer than Mrs. Graham’s. Barney w ill be provided for, and we shall a ll bless th e day th a t Cousin Ned went to th e auction aud b o ught u p th e entire establishment —inc luding a widow and two children n o t on th e l i s t I t is time for mo to look o ftre th e dinn e r ; b u t I th o u g h t I m u s t w rite to yo th is little romance of my humdrum life. As ever, y o u r old chum, E m iu . F rench Romance. A newspaper correspondent says:— D uring th e la s t year I was in P a ris 1 heard a very p re tty story. A p a rty of merry, bright-eyed American girls were a t a window looking on to a court-yard. Soon a seemingly old man crossed the yard. “ T h a t’s th e Marquis of X ,” said one of tho girls; “ he lives in the g a rre t of th e house aud lives by giving F ren ch lessons.” “ I ’ll begin lessons with him to-morrow,” th en said one of th e yonngeat g irls . And she did so. She soon perceived th a t h e r master was one of th e most polished men she had ever met. Ho was n o t over th irty . W ant and grief alone h ad b en t him in to premature old age, for he h ad an aged and sick mother to keep, which his earnings could n ot always do. What did our little American g ir l do ? She quie tly proposed to m a rry th e Marqnis. I need n o t te ll you how readily he accepted. This is th e h ap p ie st marriage between a poor F ren ch nobleman and a rich American g irl th a t I know of. I cou give th e num ber of th e house and th e s tre e t where th e firs t a ct of th e comedy took place. The Marquis walks now a s s tra ig h t as any one, and the dowager Marchioness may frequently be seen a t th e Bois s ittin g b y th e side of h e r b rillian t daughter-in-law, whom she worships, as well she may. Making L ono CAiiiiS.—A s to ry is told of a minister who made a call on a friend of his, and seemed never likely to cease his conversation, when th e dreadful child of th e friend aforesaid s tep p ed n p to h e r fa th e r and whispered q u ite loud enough to be h eard by th e vis itor : “ P apa, d idn’t th e gentleman b rin g his ‘Amen’ with him ?” T h is reminds ua of a m inis ter who was accustomed to make very long calls, and being seen approaching th e house of a friend one day, th e lady of th e house, b u s ily occupied a t th e time, sighed o n t: “ I hope Mr. X. is n o t going to make one of his long calls.” H er little g ir l ra n to th e door and accosted him w ith : “ Mother hopes y o u a re n o t going to make one of y o u r long calls to-day !” To W o r k A o a in .—Denis Kearney, th e ag itato r, h a s re tu rn ed to his dray, in San Francisco. l i e says th a t he is o u t of pocket th ro u g h politics, and is glad to go to work again in h is old line. GETTIXO READY FOR WEALTH. A lic s so n fo r th e Y o n n s w h o a r e so A n x io u s to l>e R ic h . A few n ig h ts ago a miserable sot in San Francisco undertook to hang himself. His method of doing th is defeated h is purpose. Having attached himself b y a noosed ropo around h is neck to a projecting p a r t of tho wall of th e house in which he lived, th e police saw him and cu t him down while life was y e t in him and fifty thousand dollars’ worth of U nited States securities on his person. Without much delay this unfortunate man and his securities were trundled off to th e station-house, where h is case was investigated. His history proved to be a little o u t of th e ordinary ru n . He had in early life been disfressedly poor, b u t h ad been inspired with ambition to be rich. By g re a t th riftiue ss h e had saved enough money to buy some reol estate. To th is estate he had from time to time made additions, wliich in th e conrse of years gave him a ne at b it of property iu th e suburbs. All of a sudden th e pn'ce of lan d in h is neighborhood advanced. Somebotly came along and bought his property, paying him something over fifty thousand dollars in cash for i t The dreams and hopes of his life of th rifty toil were realized, and he a t once felt th a t he was a wealthy man. He celebrated his good luck b y getting drunk. Having go t d ru n k once, he got d rn n k again. He avoided scenes of carousal and conviviality, for he was too miserly to ask others to drink with him. He had his private drunk all to himself in th e retirem en t of his own house. Day after day he imbibed all he wanted, and n ig h t a fte r n ig h t went to bed in a s ta te of wretched inebriation. I t takes b u t a sh o rt term of th is so rt of experience to make a man a desperate sot. Delirium seizetl him, and all his riches availed n ot to give him com fo rt He held on to his package of government bonds to th e very la st, having them in h is pocket when he undertook to Tinng himself. By th is package tho police knew th a t h e was a man worth saving. They sought his friends, who took charge of him and promised to ship him and his pro p erty to Germany, whence h e h ad originally come. The miserable condition of th is man affords a suggestive lesson to th e th o u sands of young men who are hoping to be rich, b u t whose toils have n ot y e t been rewarded b y th e wealth they seek. There is a furnishing of the m ind, witho u t w hich wealth is worthleiis. The poor old German was no more wealthy after he came in to possession of his treasure th a n when h e was stru g g lin g for i t In fact, h e was poorer, if misery and twretchedness are akin to poverty, which h ey surely are. He had g iven himself, soul and body, to th e sordid accumulation of p ro p erty , without fitting h imself to enjoy h is gains. W ith o u t education, without refinement, without capacity for enjoying th e pleasture which wealth legitimately brings, th e poor feUow found himself in no respect th e gainer. His wealth bro u g h t no happiness simply becaiLse he had no way of extracting haiipiness from i t In rig h t hands money has a m ighty pu rch a s in g power. There are a thousand th in g s th a t i t will buy to make th e home b rig h t, and its inmates happy. W ithout th e knowledge of how to apply th is purchasing power bonds and greenbacks are as so many pounds of waste p aper. I t is th e duty of every young man who has th e world before him to p rep a re for i>ossible wealth. T his preparation is n ot tho p u ttin g on of airs and refusing or neglecting to b e d ilig e n t I t is the s toring of th e mind with knowledge, the tra in in g of one’s self in h ab its of courtesy aud generous bearing, th e mingling with persons c f good sense and of praiseworthy ambition, coupled with th a t ol>servanee of th e world and the people who dwell in i t which enables him to associate on good terms with peop le who will be of advantage to* Iiim. The you th who will th u s make ready for manhood is p repared for whatever may come. I f riches are in store for him, th e ir coming will n o t cause him to make a fool of himself. I f his toil is to b e rewarded b y nothing beyond a bare living, h e will still bo a gentleman, happy in h is own resourcos and esteemed by those who associate with him. Boirns B u tte r. The q u an tity of imitation b u tte r th a t is iu tho market, says th e Now York Hour, has g re a tly exercised th e minds of th e dairy farmers. To regain th e ir fast disappearing trade, they must tu rn th e ir a tten tio n to supplying th e market with first-rate b u tte r a t a fair price, instead of th e sour, salted stuff th ey are in th e h ab it of providing and which is inferior to oleomargariuo. T he la tte r article can never take th e place of th e best dairy b u tte r with people of taste. How to make good b u tte r is, therefore, a question of considerable in te re s t I t depends to a g rea t ex ten t upon th e feedin g of th e cows. The hay upon which th ey are to subsist du rin g th e winter must be c u t when th e grass is in bloom, and should be supplemented b y some wheat-bran and carrots. F o r th e ir autum n provender pumpkins ore highly recommended. A carefttl atten tio n to providing stiitable food and to breeding from none b u t good milkers, will about double tho average of tho b u tte r yield in a d a i r y . ___________ A C o l o n y . — Mr. Thomas Bra-ssoy has bo u g h t from S ir Jo h n Macdonald 64, 000 acres of laud in Canada, a t th e foot of th e Bocky Mountains. Ho may now have from 1 ,2 0 0 to 1,600 working tenants, w ith from “ fo rty to fifty acres each .” So YotJNO.—A g irl only e ig h t years o ld was a rre sted for dmnkenness a t Lowell. To complete th e disgraceful p ic tu re , th e police le t h e r lie ten hours in sen sib le in a cell w ithout attention. THE SKT O NOVEXBER. T h e P o s itio n o f th e F r in c ip a l P la n e ts —G lo rio n s V iew s o f S a tu rn . S atu rn is evening s ta r, and though a lesser lig h t th a n th e glowing Ju p ite r , surpasses him in in te re s t du rin g th e month. H e has passed his opposition o r nearest p o in t to th e e a rth , b u t is still traveling toward his perihelion or neares t p o in t to th e sun, which he will not reach till 1884. Therefore he will appear b rig h te r th a n h e did th is y ear a t tho u ex t opposition of 1881, and still b rig h te r a t each succeeding one till 1884, when h e will be 100,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 miles n earer the sun th a n a t h is most d is ta n t point, and p u t on h is most glorious phase. The rin g s will continue to open tm til 1885, when they will re a ch th e ii widest ex ten t, an d th e p la n e t will also reach the p o in t of g re a te s t n o rth e rn declination w ithin th e same period. T he years 1881-85 are th e golden season for astronomers of th e p re sen t to make a special stu d y of S a tu rn . When iu 1907 the conditions of th e p re sen t are p a rtially repeated, th e vision th a t is now clear and far-seeing will become dim by tho passage of time, an d if twenty-five years is tlie average len g th fo r an astronomer’s vigorous power of observation, when S a tu rn sweeps round again toward x>erihelion a new race of observers w ill take th e place of those who now wonder an d admire a t th e glory of th e S a tum ian system as revealed to th e ir enchanted eyes. P e rh ap s .b y th a t time continued observations an d improved ins trum ents may determine whether th e re is a trip le rin g besides the dnsky ring, whether th e rings a re made u p of clouds of satellites too small to bo seen separately, and too d o e to g e th e r to allow th e intervals between them to be visible, o r w h e th e r th e rin g s are approaching th e p la n e t We never see th is magnificent p lan e t th ro u g h the telescope without w ishing th a t th e pictu re of surpassing loveliness could be painted on th e n ig h tly sky, and th a t all who gaze upon th e s ta rry depths m ight behold th e e n tra n d n g spectacle, a glorious orb, encircled b y golden rin g s, and surrounded b y g litte rin g points of light, th e coloring so clear an d softly toned th a t th e b rig h te s t e a rth ly tin ts seem muddy in comparison, th e gran d eu r of th e spectacle transcending th e power of th e pen to p a in t S a tu rn an d J n p ite r a re both moving south, an d S a tu rn ’s slower motion will increase th e distance beteen them, so th a t h e rises and sets ab o u t fifty m inutes la te r thro u g h o u t the month. H e se ts now n o t fa r from five o’clock in th e m o rn in g ; a t th e en d of th e month ab o u t three. Neptime is evening s ta r after th e 4th when he is opposition. Though too d is tan t to be seen with th e naked eye he is iu excellent position fo r telescopic observation, showing a decided disk and a coloring of b ln ish white. H e also is trav elin g tow ard perihelion, which he reaches in 1884. I f we had eyes to see tho o u te r p la n e ts as th ey roll, we should behold th re e of them, Ju p ite r , S atu rn , and N eptune, almost in a lin e w ith th e ea rth aud sun, th e ir masses u n itin g in a point upon .the c e n tra l orb. The disturbance in th e movements of Uranus wa') th e means of th e discovery of Neptime, for th is most d is tan t member of th e brotherhood was n o t re a lly in troduced to o u r acquaintance till 1816, and i t will tak e him till 2011 to complete h is first c ircu it round th e s im since his existence was detected. W ith ou r present conditions of being we shall not be in h aste to m igrate to Neptune. The sun a t th a t distance appears a little larger th a n Venus a t h e r g re a te st dimensions, and gives 1,0 0 0 th p a rt of th e lig h t w ith which the e a rth is blessed. Astronomers are sighing for more worlds to conquer. Neptime h as p e rtu rb a tio n s indicating an outside bro th er, and systematic efforts are b e in g made to g a th e r th e far-away wanderer in to th e system. Mercury is evening s t a r till tho 23d, when he is in inferior conjunction w ith th e snn, and passing to h is western side joins th e morning stars. Jn p ite r is evening s ta r, an d th o u g h shining with royal grace as h e mounts grandly to th e zeniUi, p re sen ts no new phase n o r perceptible diminutjpu. T he great sp o t s till lig h ts h is disk w ith its lu d d y line, and, though h e has passed periheUon, believers in th e agcncy of th e planets in p ro d u d n g solar commotion w ill see evidence of a re tre a tin g p u ll in th e b attalions of snowflakes th a t in mid-October overwhelmed th e West and blockaded th e tra in s with snowdrifts te n fe e t h ig lt; in th e terrific sea th a t raged on th e western la k e s ; in th e unseasonable severity of th e Canadian snow s to rm s ; in th e shocks of earthquake on th e S p an ish p en in su la ; an d iu th e frig h tfu l warfare of the elem ents in Buenos Ayres th a t caused th e d e a th of more th a n a million of cattle in mid-September. J u p ite r is now more th an an h o u r above the horizon a t sunset, a t seta sh o rtly a fte r four o’clock in th e m o rn in g ; a t th e end of th e m onth a b o u t two. Venus is evening s ta r, an d will be charm ing to behold in th e southwest tliroughout November. Venus and J u p ite r are so s itu a te d w ith regard to each o th e r th a t th ey form th e most attra c tiv e feature of th e sk y in th e early evening. Mars is morning s ta r, b u t th e re is little to commend him to notice du rin g th e month, a s he rises and se ts so nearly a t th e same time w ith th e snn. H e rises now a t a little before 6:30, preceding th e Sim only a few m in u te s ; a t th e close' of th e m o n th obont 6:15, nearly au h o u r before th e sun. U ran u s is a morning s ta r and is coming toward us, b u t ia s till too far away to be of an y acconnt among plan etary notabilities. H e rises now about two o’clock; a t th e end of the month about m id n ig h t—Providence, Jt. I ., Journal. ’T is EASiEB to ru rh iu to p rin t than in to ofBce. A STRAIN of music—Tighten th e sfaringa of a violin. T h e sh o rt g irl should n o t c ry because she’s n o t t a l l ; le t h e r remedy th e evil b y g e ttin g spliced A MAX is rich indeed when he haa friends who are willing to s ta n d by him when h is fortune disappears. P r o f e s s o r : “ Mr. Brown, what ia th e salt rh eum ? ” “ S tu d e n t: “ T h e salt-room, s ir, m u s t be where they store s a l t ” T h e r e is an old proverb which reads, “ As the good man saith, so say we ; b u t as th e good woman sa ith , so m nst i t b e .” I t i s j t i s t a B i o n t n d i iB v n l t ' ta> ! ■ < ! % - good and snfBcient excuse fo r doing wrong as i t is to boil potatoes in cold water. O h e of the hard es t things in th e world Ls for au active man to give u p h is busi* ness and do nothing all th e re s t of h is life and do i t well. i f Tov love each o th e r yon need n o t spend y o u r time in saying so, for yonr life will te ll th e tru th , even when y o n r lip s fail to do so. “ How g r e e d y you are !” said one lit* tie g ir l to another, who h ad taken th » best apple on th e dish, “ 1 was ju s t goin g to take t h a t !” A YOTTTH, who was try in g to m aster » bicycle, when ask ed h is age said h e h a d ' seen fifteen summers and about one hundred and fifteen falls. I n t h e world, says C hamfort, yon have th re e so rts of friends—those who lovo you, those who don’t care a p enny fo r you and those w ho h ate you. A LiiTiiE g irl who was much p e tted said, “ I like s ittin g on gentlemen’s knees b e tte r th an on ladies’, don’t yon, ma?” T h e Spaniards seem n o t to have much faith in brains, fo r they have a p roverb which ru n s ; “ God send yon luck, my son, and very little wit will serve y o n r tu rn .” “ W h a t a b lessing i t is ,” said a h a rd working Irishm an, “ th a t n ig h t niver comes on till la te in th e day, whin a man is tired an d can’t work any a t all a t a ll.” A FOBT a s k s : “ Have yon lived th e songs you sing, love ?” I f h e sings "W e won’t go home till morning,” no d o n b t he has lived a t least one of th em .—iVbr-rlatown Herald. I n P a b i s la s t w inter, when wood waa dreadfully dear, Mark Twain sen t a log of it, dressed in blue ribbons, to a friend ju s t married, saying th a t i t was th e moat expensive th in g he could find. A PRH1A0 EI.PHIA quack informs th o p u b lic th a t he is n o t a t all exdtudve. “ I f a p a tien t wants i t gentle an d mild. I ’m a homoeopath, an d when a n y b o ^ wants th u n d e r and lightning. I ’m an allo p a th .” A CERTAIN amount of concession to th e opinions an d rig h ts of othe rs is absolu te ly necessary to a tru e neighborly re la tio n w ith those who live near yon. U, as th e Irishm an said, everybody should in s is t on standing stUl in th e s tre e t, how could an y one g e t b y ? TH.iT was a v e ry pointed an d ^omStStf a very wholesome b it of sarcasm when a gentleman tu rn ed on a coxcomb, who had been making himself offensive, and s a id : “ S ir, y ou o u g h t to be th e h a p p ie s t man in th e world. Ton a re in love with yourself, an d you have n o rivaL” Y o u n g L a d y — “ Very changeable weather, Mrs. Wiggins, isn ’t i t? ” Mra. Wiggins—“ E es, miss, i t be. F u s t ’o t, y e r see ; th e n cold, th e n 'o t ag’in ; b n t it ’s a blessin’, ’cos if th e w eather wasn’t a little wariable th e re wouldn’t b e n o wariety in some folk’s conversations.” T h e Baptiat Weekly remarks with considerable su b tle ty th a t th e b re th n n who have been able to a tten d politioal meetings, gaze a t to rch lig h t prccesnona . and do considerable shouting besidea, cannot co n sisten tly plead th e risks of n ig h t a ir as an excuse for absence from pray er meetings. T he winter draws near, and now ia th e time to p ractice economy. A c o o rd in |^ th e tru ly affectionate and sensible in fe approaches h e r husband with a benignant expression of conntenancu and, gentlj laying h e r h an d upo n h is shoulder, oIk observes, “ Charley, d ear, please diHt’t spend any more money fo r cardamon seeds. I ’ll try an d stan d i t if you won’t kiss me on th e lip s .” W b e n a man ap p aren tly esoqiea th e consequences of wrong doing h e ia 1^ to feel th a t h e will always enjoy th e same im m u n ity ; b u t th e tim e is p re tty ame to come when he will g e t trip p ed n p a n d suffer from a severe faiL H e is like th e illogical Dutchman who froze his nose one cold w in te r day. H e said, “ I h a f carry d o t nose fordy year, and h e never freeze hisself before. I don’t u n d e rstan d dis tin g .” “ I AM a peaceable man," said th e in tru d e r, grasping Ins club w ith b o th his hands, “ b n t if you don’t oome down with $17.50 damages for my hwerated feelings th e bombardment wdl begin a t once.” T he owner o f th e dog p aid down th e money, as h e was afraid th o other fellow m ig h t exasperate him if h e h it him with a c lu b of th a t size. The owneir of th e dog also said th a t he was sorry th a t the dog h ad b itteu the in tru d e r's son. “ W hy, h e a in ’t my son,” said th e intruder. “ Whose son is he th e n ? ” asked the astonished owner of t t e 3og. “ H e is tho son of a friend of mine who owes mo 817.50, b u t he is poor, and th e only available assets he h as was these dog b ite s on his boy, which h e t n m ^ over to me for collection,” **Wdl, I*H b e b low e d ,” “ Oh, you needn’t com- ! p la in ; yon are g e ttin g off dog cheap. I > oug h t to make yon pay in advance t o t the n ex t time th a t boy is going to b e I b i t ”
|Title||Southport Times, 1880-11-19|
|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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