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if- T he S outhport T imes. FAI RF I E LD COU NT Y. VOL. III. SOUTHPORT, CONN., FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1881. NO. 28. :--i fiNE J ob Printing. ®l)c ® im c5 . -:o:- WE MAKE A SPECIATY OF S * Z N E 1 O O H - O H ' W O r t ^ In eomniercial printing, for which purpose we have the flnest outfit of any office in this section. See our speci-iBMits imd get our prices. tSkmuher S ty le s Now R e a d y ! ELEGANT ASSORTMENT OF N £ 3 C 3 - O O Z > S Beooivcd this week. We are also receiving fresh novelties every day. Don’t fail to examine goods and secure LATEST STYLE in market. the M R S . W . E . H A L X . I G A N , 896 Main Street, Bridgeport, Coim. TO RENT Tlte Store iu llio Brick Block ou Geuh-o Stieei;, ucxt door to The office. Also, Aportmeuts on the eocoud and third floors of the bnilding. fitted for a Boarding House, or for two or three priTate ailies. Price* to suit the times. E. 'ik UALL^ Agt., Soutb^>ort. -wxx<iLiX.A.ac h e :.a.X-.y , DESIGNER. ----- 0----- Interior and Exterior Decorative Painting. Paper Hanging, Graining and Marbli n . FILLING A5ID POLISHING OF WCODS. Vo. 3 Lyon Street, opposite Depot, BBIDGEFORT, Conn F B E S n COODS ABBITINC DAILT AT EL WOOD BROTHERS , Fine Groceries, Flour, Teas, Coffees, Dried and Canned Fruits, Foreign and Domestic. t o . W. L. FERRIS, D. D, S., Dental Rooms, 354 Main Street, BBIDGEFORT, CONN. I c( PMBBqilfiBla OoUac* of Daotal Snigeiy. K-,'* Pensions, Bounties, &c., W^Qbl^mA foe 8oUlen of sO W. H. NOBLE, BBIDGEPOBT. ‘ • - CONN. ICTWJOKINGHAM & CO., Wholesale and Retail Furniture Dealers ^ MT,S89 W a tirS tH v v s ta in , BrUcq^ovt. Ooob. V inBM i« liyB B ttanT « 7 GhMV foe 0Mb. Gkwdi Oelifend out ot town —•*— 1> F . M. MONTIGNANI, P h o t o g r a p l l i c A r t i s t , • M M a im S tk O o r . S t e l e , o v a r H am il to n * ! D n iK S to re y BRIDGEPORT, CONN. MrKOZHDra but flBSIVGLiSS WOBK X iD E ,^ ■iW rtnH w Chw wH ill a | IBamauUa Ptiew._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ W. CHURCHOUSE, •O V T C n P O Z tX , - - - - - C O N N ., MERCHANT TAILOR. B > rtiaW a W o r k a t M o d e r a t e F H o e s . SouxHPOET, F bisay , J uke 3 .1 8 8 1 , R em o rse . EDOEBIOX. There lived a good old man, some ^ a r s ago, How many, jnat, is not fo r me to know, But this, perhaps, xrill little differeuco make. As no important interests are a t sto k e: The facts which in my story I relate. Bemain the same, without regard to d a te : Soflice to say, he lived in years gouo by, Omitting here th e Aniio D om iu i; Nor can I mention his particular name, Bnt still insist, the facts remain th e some; When he was boro, or who|e ho chanced to hve, Ai'o facts which I shall not attempt to g iv e ; Kor, is it necessary to my plan. To specify tho color of the man. He may h are been as fair as yoi; or I, Or, like tho ace .of spades, of dai '.ier d y e ; These minor things are foreign (o th e facts, I speak not of the man, bu t of L'.s acts— But as my mns6 has shied and “flow the track,” I'll boar upon the bits and bring h e r back. This man—o f whom I firet set out to tell— Was honest as the day, and kind as well. His motives, all, were good and strictly pure. And knowingly, he did no wrong, bo sure; But then again, the man, try as he would, Could never, somehow, compass any good; His plans, whatever he might chance to lay, ■Were always sure to balk, o r go a s tra y ; He seemed possessed of energy and pluck, But somehow, never had a b it o f lu c k ; While all his neighbors round were doing well. He, fa r behind in worldly goods had fell. At last, in moody, melancholy fit. The man resolved this unkind world to quit. Took down a vial of poison cold, and shook it, Poured out a great heroic dose and took it. Post-mortem observations proved th e fact, The man had done a very foolish a c t ; The only real cause for his remorse. He'd nbcai/s Mcliied las cart before tJw horse. —[Kural New-Yorker. THE DIAMOND RING. 11 y E. M. Ai.voni). Murph/s Painters’ Supply Store. •r £EAB8,0ILS.TIIBFC!ITI1ES, TABKISHES, WHime ; eat Doimts «C CTcrr «tecrl»tloa. la OU aa4 Dlsteaper at lew Twt M im. A OtMMMKtal VMatias la *U tfa BvMskM. • o u x n F o n T . . . . c o x m I CHAPTER I—Conliuued. There was no hysteiical emotion about the girl .is she spoke. Her trouble was far too deep for sobs or sighs. Her companion wondered no longer a t the intcntness of abstracted gaze th a t had nettled him before. The poor child was living through a phase of life’s tragedy as she sat so calmly in her corner. His kind heart was deeply touched. She looked so young and fragile to be bearing such a burden of care, la d she no parents, no brothers or sisters to share it with h e r? Why did she appeal to him, a perfect stranger,in her private perplexities? He had the chivalrous feehng toward women th a t we often take note of in men who have been in other lauds. An English girl in all ler innocence and freshness had a sort of sacredness in his eyes. I t hardly seemed right th a t she should be allowed to travel unprotected, especially in a third class carriage. Would she be met in London, he wondered? He must iind out all he could about her, and then givg ler what help he might. His own busmess was not pressing; even if it were, he would not begrudge some little saciifice to help this poor sorrowful child. “ I must think if 1 can help you in any way,” he began. “Let me see. I have a friend a t Nice; could wj-ite to him for information, it you would allow mo. Will you je staying with Mr. Donald, your—” “My brother? Yes, I shall slay and nurse him while he needs i t ; and when he is better, I shall try and persuade him to go away somewhere with me.” “Will he be well enough to meet you a t the station this evening ?” “Oh, no; he is far too ill, and besides he does not know I am coming. I dare say ho will be vexed a t first,” the girl went on, responding to the stranger’s friendliness by tellnig her sad litilc tale with confiding simplicity; “ but 1 couldn’t help going to him when I knew how ill be was. You see, Donald is everything to me. Mamma is very good to us, bn t she ;has tho little ones, and though we are all very fond of each other, oi course they belong mostly to h'^. Our own mother died when were very young—^Donald and I -^ and our father died iivo years ago joy Ut^ing it over with Donald to* in India of cholera, after only t h r ^ h o were only trcH enough for a h r ^ days’ illness, ju s t a year before he would have retired with large pension. So then Donald and I had to leave school—I to come home an< help mamma with the little ones and bank. I think i t was splendid of him, for it was all his own doing. He was a t the top of the school and so clever, and he was to have gone to Cambridge very soon; but he gave i t all np for the sake of the little ones, and has been drudging ever since a t bank work. And now this morning we had a letter to say th a t he could not come home for his holiday, for his cough had been worse, and in fact he had been sp it ting blood; and so he had been to clever London doctor, who had ordered him to lie by till his cough was better, and then to go to the south of Franco or somewhere for the winter as his only chance. Mamma was very unhappy, ant couldn’t tell what to d o ; so when I begged her to let me go to him she said I might, though she did not see how th a t would help. But I have been thinking hard about it all the wa)', and I have a plan now,” concluded the girl, a glad ight coming ?nto her eyes as she ooked a t her companion with childlike confidence. “Have you ? I am so glad,” he said, answering her look with one of like friendliness. “ I suppose must not ask what i t is ?” She seemed doubtful for a moment, and then s a id : “ I think I had rather keep it a secret, if you don’t mind. Cerlainly; in tru th I had no right to ask,” he answered, feeling wonderfully interested and amused by her uaiue simplicity. Evidently here a t least was a girl unspoilec by society and conventionalitj'. lo fell to musing on the sort of domestic hie she had probably led among those little half brothers and sisters, and th a t apparently weak stepmother. And the whole story seemed to him most touching; the father’s premature d e a th—of how many such had he himself known!—the clever brother’s early life of self-denial and failing health, the sisters unselfish devotion. “Here we are a t ------ 1” he exclaimed presently, * as the train drew up. “Shall I look after your luggage for you while you go and have some lunch ? I will join you in the refreshment room, and show j-ou the way lo the cathedral, if I may.” The girl looked puzzled for a moment ; evidently, unsophisticated as she was, this plan did not quite commend itself to her judgment. “Thank you very much,” she sa id ; bu t 1 like puzzling out ways by myself. I shall have to be clever a t th a t if we go abroad, you know,” And so, with a little bow, which was very pre tty iu its attempt at dignity, and yet its simplicity, she left her companion and engaged the services of a porter to look after her luggage. Clive Fenton watched her as she walked along the platform talking to the p o r te r ; and as he noticed the faultless neatness of her gray dress and hat, of her neatly coiled brown hair, and the simple dignity of perfect unconsciousness with which she moved and spoke, he said to himself th a t here a t last he had found his ideal of an English maiden, in her fearless frankness, her gracious courtesy and her quiet demeanor. CHAPTER II. th ird , enjoying their honeymoon. With what fresh interest and bright intelligence those gray eyes scanned the various faces, and how entertaining it all was to the stay-at- home g i r l ! How she would en-c h a t ! Her young spirits roso with the change of scene and life around her. She ate her own modest Innch of egg and roll with keen relish, and took advantage of the opportunity of passing the salt to a pleasant looking lady, who stopd next her a t the counter, to enter into a littfe chat. The lady was nothing loth, and it ended in their sta rting off together presently to walk to the cathedral. A certain gentleman, who was eating his lunch a t the further end of the room and keeping his eye on tho figure in gray, started up as he saw the pair disappear, and hastily paying his reckoning followed in their rear. He had a settled purpose iu his mind it was to keep respectful watch anc guard over his young travellin companion. So young, so inexperienced, what snares might not beset h e r ! Probably he had an exaggerated sense of the need ot protection by the weaker s ex ; he had hardly been long enough in England to realize the independent line taken nowadays t)y so many of his young counlrywomen. A t any rate, all the chivalrous part of his nature was called forth toward this artless, unprotected child, as he called her to himself; and no one would have at the wild dreams knightly service th a t were seething in the brain of the faultlessly dressed geutlciiiair''who sannTered leisurely th a t bright afternoon through the streets of------. All the bustle and stir of a re-freshuient room a t a busy railroad station a t iniddaj'. Little family groups of father, mother and children at one table, of elderly father and attendant daughter a t another, young brido and bridegroom a t a won’t you try i t ?” He purposely kept in the background, even when he joined the strangers in the cathedral, whom the verger was about to lake round. But not a word did he lose of the eager questions or ex clamations of pleasure which sprang forth irrepressibly from the girl in gray. And often lie was surprised a t tho culturc and quickness of perception which these same remarks showed. Once or twice, indeed, he left his retirement to answer questions which went beyond the routine knowledge of their guide, anr was rewarded by a bright glance and a quiet “Thank you” for his pains. Tho lady to whom his pro-tege Itad attached herself was evi dently a wise selection on her part, so he felt his watchfulness was so far superfluous. But i t was not superfluous to warn them of the lapse of time and to offer to fetch a cab when the danger of their not catching the train was found to bb iminent. The girl hesitated, bu t her companion promptly accepted his offer. “Yes, thank you, 1 must not lose this tram on any account,” she said. ‘‘I have an appointment in london which I must keep.” So the cab was hailed, and they all three jumped into it and were speedily set down a t the station again. The girl had her purse in her hand, and earnestly begged to bo told licr debt, but Clive Fenton laughed a t her, and said :— “ I t was mj'' cab, and you ladies nly honored inc by your com jany.” A pre tty speech, and we are indeed indebted to yon, for here comes our train.” said the elder lady. “Shall wo not keep together still,and get into the same carriage, if we can ? Oh, but I travel second, and doubtless you are going first class ?” she added, glancing a t Clive’s well appointed person. “On the contrary, I am traveling third to-day,” he answered, smiling; “otherwise I should have been most happy.” •‘And yon, my young friend ?” asked tho lady, turning to the girl in graj’. ‘ I am traveling third class to o ; but I wish I could go on with yon. Tho third is very comfortable f “ IV o, I dare not. P icture the dismay of my cousin on meeting me in London, to find me a third class passenger! I t is all p rejudice; bu t ono must consider one’s friends,” Atod with a friendly nod the good )ust as a porter came np with the girl’s wraps, and calling out, “This way, miss,” pu t her into a most comfortable third class carriage. He was about lo close the door when some one stopped him and sprang in just as the tram was about to move. “I was nearly too late,” he s a id ; “I had lost sight of you and was looking for you in the forward carriages.” “Looking for me ?” said the girl, and the gray eyes were turned on him in startled surprise. He saw he bad made a mistake. Of course she could not know anything of his secret vows of knightly service and brotherly watchfulness over her. He hastened to add :— “Y e s ; I thought you might be glad to feel tha t you had an acquaintance, if but a railway one. with you for the remainder of your journey, and th a t perhaps I might be of some help to you when we reach the busy metropolis, as yon do not expect Mr. Donald to meet you. I have cousins, if not sisters, of my own,” he added, kindly, “ ant I should not like one of them to have to look after herself all alone a t the big London station.” “You are very kind,” answerec the girl quite reassured, as much by the frank, friendly manner as by the words. “Indeed,” she add ed, “ I think everybody is very -kmd.—Da- yoa hncw^l'IroTc—been wondering over it as I came along— over all the happiness and bright ness and kindness there seems to be. I like watching the people a t the s ta tio n ; I did not sec one sad face among them nor in the train as we came on exoept th a t poor lad’s and a t the thought of him the smile died out of her face again. ‘And he was cheered b y your sympathy,” said her companion “ I t must be a great consolation in suffering to feel how the hearts of the good and gentle are drawn oat toward the sufferer.” (To be conlimted.) The June Art Amateur is specially strong in practical instmctiona for dec* orativewotk, including lessons inland-scape painting in oil, in china painting and gilding, together with designs for embroidery, and a plate and six tiles for a fireplace b j Camille Piton. Among the njimerous attractive features, we note a page of chaiming sketches, by Gregory, Yolkmar and other members of the Salmagundi Club, a page of drainngs from the pictures in tke Paris Salon, a page of invitation cards by Oso. B. Halm, and a number of sketches by Leon and Percy Moran, the clever sons of Edward Moran. There is also the usual choice array of illustrations of ceramics, needlework, furniture and decoration, indnding some suggestive stamed ghiss designs, and some peculiarly pleasing specimens of the style of the First Empire in France. The recent music festival in New York is criticised; the question “ Is our Art only a Fashion?” is editorially discussed, and the Vanderbilt drawings, lately presented to tlie Metropolitan Mnseum, are mercilessly exposed by Clarence Cook. Price $1 a year ; single numbers 35 cents. Montague Marks, Publisher, 22 Union Square, New York. St. NicHoi^is POB JcsE. The children’s magazine. Sc. Nicholas, is, in the present volume, fully satisfying the demands of those parents who desire that their children’s reading shall be not merely interesting, bnt instructive. I t is now presenting, in sarial form, two “ features” which combine entertainment with a rich store of information. The first of these, “The Treasnre-box of English Literature,” has proved exceedingly popular with yoaog readers, and, under the careful £—!• ■’- ance of the editor, it has done luucii to awoken a wholesome interest in the masters of literature. “Tho Stories of Art and Artists,” by, Mrs. dora Erskine dement, give to young readers a tiiorongli and simple outline of the history of art from the Grecian era to the close of the Middle Ages. This seriea has now progw wd as far as the early Italian painten,ana in thiM field many now and _thiBgs be^expeeted. Sd enter* taining areHie "stories abe tclli^ .that (his series, which is main^an instmc* tive element in the niagm'iM., i« hardly less lively and interesting than the lighter stories and poemsi Combined with the beantifol illustrations always to be fonnd in St. Nicholas, these features show the earnest purpose of the editor to make the magazine thronghont bright and wholesome, as well as entertaining. WxLL WoBxa rra Paio. The Illustrated Scientific N m h a s again reached our editorial table, and right glad we are to welcome the Jnne number which is nnnsnally fnll of handsome engravings and interesting aod valuable reading matter. Under the management of its new publishers—Messrs. Mann k Co.—the Illustrated Scientific News has risen to the front rank of illnstrated jonr-nals published in this country, and being issued at a very low price, it ia within the reach of all who are interested in novelties, science, the nsefnl arts and natural history. The Jnne number contaios handsomely illnstrated articles on The Chimpanzee and Gonlla, Ostrich Forming, New Fireless Locomotive, The Maxim Fire Boat,Perfontlng Machine, a new and novel Embroidering Frame, the new Electrie Middlings Purifier, and a number of other handsome illustrations, besides a larga number of interesting articles not ae companied by engravinga. The subscription price of this hand some paper is $1.50 per annum, or 15 cents per copy, and can be had of ali newsdealers or from publishers, Meaom, Unnn & Co., 37 Park Bow, New York. S t a t e d . A cotton closely resembling wool has been grown by Bnmet Salmon, of Ogelthorpe, Ga. The seeds were picked np on a vessel from Zamdbar, in port at Charleston, and planted out of curiosity. A trial box of Florida orangey from ' Jacksonville, arrived in London in excellent condition, after a jonmeyof three weeks. Only three oranges were damaged.. The experiment is to be repeated. A meeting of firms interested in the cider trade was held in New York, re-cently, at whitdi it was decided to hold a cider and cider-vinegar makers’ convention at Syracnse, on Jnne 7 and & To this meeting aU interested in this industry are invited. Beports received from varions counties in the Sonth-westem part of ICs-sonri state that the fly has already ruined thousands of acres of wheat, and fears are entertained that the crops in that section of the state will be more than half destroyed. It has been decided by the English Courts, that to carry deck loads of Uve stock is illegal, and that if the are washed or thrown overixMrd no damages can be obtained for their loss from the owners of the Tssiel, and if they are jettisoned for the safety of the other cargo, nothing eaa be obtained in the way of a general smrage. Lightning singled out a |5,000 stallion to kill, at Bloomington, BL, leaving eleven comparatively valnddM animals nnlnjnred. The owner, who had been an earnest Christian, resigned his church membership, and resumed long neglected habit of profanity, declaring that Providence was against him anyhow. The Mark Lane Express (London. Eng.), of last Monday, says: ••Dtj harsh winds during the week luwe materially reduced crop praqpectai A change, unless it comes shortly, will be too late to save spring whea^which begins to look yellow.” Altogether the season is among the latest on record. Since 1871 the grain crops of the IT. S. have been valued at the enormous sum of $10,000,000,000, or an Kfeng* of $1,000,000,000 per annnm. Of this total about one-half, or $5,000,000,000 has been the value of the com erop, while the wheat crop during the same period has aggregated a vabie of |3 ,- 500,000,000. In the year 1880 the V. S. exported 144,493,007 bnshehi of wheat, valued at $171,420,195, and 7.- 138,164 barrels of flour, intoieed at $36,613,847. %5 I I
|Title||Southport Times, 1881-06-03|
|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 S outhport T imes.
FAI RF I E LD COU NT Y.
VOL. III. SOUTHPORT, CONN., FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1881. NO. 28.
fiNE J ob Printing.
®l)c ® im c5 .
WE MAKE A SPECIATY OF
S * Z N E 1 O O H - O H ' W O r t ^
In eomniercial printing, for
which purpose we have the
flnest outfit of any office in
this section. See our speci-iBMits
imd get our prices.
tSkmuher S ty le s Now R e a d y !
ELEGANT ASSORTMENT OF
N £ 3 C 3 - O O Z > S
Beooivcd this week. We are also receiving fresh novelties every day.
Don’t fail to examine goods and secure
LATEST STYLE in market.
M R S . W . E . H A L X . I G A N ,
896 Main Street, Bridgeport, Coim.
Tlte Store iu llio Brick Block ou Geuh-o Stieei;, ucxt door to The
office. Also, Aportmeuts on the eocoud and third floors of the
bnilding. fitted for a Boarding House, or for two or three priTate
ailies. Price* to suit the times. E. 'ik UALL^ Agt., Soutb^>ort.
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