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Job- J bing promptly attended to. Warehouse Point, Conn. lml W. FRANK FULLER, /"10AL, LIME, CEMENT, and FEIiTIL-vy IZERS. Suffield, Conn. lyl A. B. STOCKS ELL, "XTTOOD, COAL, BALED HAY, &c.— W Livery and Feed Stable. All kinds of Jobbing and Teaming promptly attended to. Windsor Locks, Conn. ljr3 T. W. BROW, Build- All work Boston •c- -Lois—Lois Arnold! Drat the girl! Where is she now?" The speaker was an energetic-looking middle-aged woman standing in the door of a small house in the side street of a village. '•What's the matter. Mary?" queried her husband, a kindly faced man, as he stepped into the porch beside her. ^.Matter enough! Why, here it is six o'clock and the table ain't even set for supper. L can't timl Lois nowhere. What's more, Reuben," she added, with an anxious look," T mistrust: she's after no good." ;-V«'hy; how do you mean. Mary':" -I'm afraid she's oft' with that Diay-ton." •;Wh:tt, that: city ch:ip?" "Yes. lie's been moopin' around here a sight: more'n I like, lately. I saw her puttin' on her best white frock two hours ago, and I thought then that more'n likely she expected to see him." And Mrs. Arnold shook her head solemnly. At this moment a young man turned the corner of the street and came toward the couple. lie was tall and well made, and evidently a carpenter by occupation, as the kit of tools he carried testified. "Here comes Paul Haynes, now," said Mrs. Arnold. "Perhaps he's seen her.". And. with a friendly nod she called out, "Seen Lois anywheres round. Paul?" "No, I haven't," replied the young man. pausing: then added, anxiously, "You ain't worried about her, are you?" "Oh, no: like's not she is in to one of the neighbors." said Mrs. Arnold, with feigned indifference: and, as Hayes passed on, she said toiler husband: "I was't going to have liiin mistrust anything. Lois had a sight better marry him: he wants her bad enough, and. he's such a good fellow." Lois Arnold was the niece of the good couple who were thus anxious about her—a pretty, way wart! little thing, who had already given as much anxiety to her sober protectors as does the wanton duckling to I he respectable hen who real's it . At this moment the culprit was walking down a green lane not far from her home, making her way toward it, indeed, but very slowly. She was not alone. Rise was leaning on the arm of a man about thirty, evidently a denizen of the city. He was rather good looking, with intense dark eyes, and yet (here lurked an expression on his face that might have inspired distrust in one more experienced than our country girl. "And you say we must part here, Lois?" he said, pausing under the shade of a large tree, and drawing her into the shelter of some bushes. "Yes, Frank," she replied. "J dare not have you go any further; and! shall be late at home, as it is. Aunt Mary will be sure to scold." "Lois," said the young man suddenly, taking both her hands in his, "would you like to escape those scoldings for ever?" ""What do you mean, Mr. Drayton?" asked Lois, looking up at him with startled eyes. "1 mean will you go back to the city willi me? V\'ill you give yourself to me entirely, my own pretty pet?" And he caught her suddenly in his arms, imprinting an audacious kiss on her trembling lips, and fairly overwhelming her with the force of his emotion. After a moment Lois drew a little back from Hint almost tierce embrace, and looking frightened and bewildered, faltered: "This is so sudden !" "I know it is sudden, my darling," he said, drawing her toward him again; "but I am forced to speak to-day. I received a letter last night that will oblige me to return to the city in three days." "So soon?" "Yes. sweet one; must I go alone?" Lois hesitated, and even while she listened to this lover's pleadings the honest eyes of Paul Haynes seemed to be looking into hers with pitiful pleading and warning. But Drayton went on to paint pictures of life in the city with all its delights, and to utter passionate protestations of devotion. And bewildered by the suddenness of the attack, dazzled and intoxicated, before they parted Lois had consented to elope with her new lover. Of course, no thought of evil crossed her mind. Somewhat more gently nurtured than the people about her, the picture of a city home possessed great attractions for her; and this man of the world, with his graceful manners and easy flatteries, had thrown about her a sort of fascination that for the time seemed to render her obedient to his will. Lois walked home as in a dream, and was so absorbed in thought that she never heeded Aunt Mary's scoldings, but went about her evening duties mechanically. Only as she was washing the dishes after supper, she kept thinking how pleasant it would be to be rid of such drudgery in the future. Yet her slumbers that night were being troubled; Drayton had, of course, proposed an elopement, though she could not see, if lie wanted to marry her, why did he not come and ask lier uncle for lier and have the wedding take place in the village, so that she might enjoy the innocent pleasure of showing her city conquest to lier friends? And, somehow, she could not get Paul out of lier head. She had always thought she should marry him; she knew he had loved lier so long and so well, she had teased him with her flirtations, of coursc, but, then, she had always intended to inat-ry him in the eiid Drayton took good care that Lois should have as little time for reflection as possible during the next three days. It was early September, the weather was warm and line, and he persuaded Lois to spend a large portion of each day rambling through the woods with him: and when she was by his side reflection was impossible. He made passionate love to her all the time, half-frightening her with the fierceness of his protestations, yet rendering her <|uite powerless of resistance and molding her every day more absolutely to his will until she felt as if mysterious bonds were riveted about her. She went home on the last evening through a gloomy twilight that threatened rain, with his last entreaties lingering in her ears, with no thought of trying to escape her destiny, and yet with a heart that was as heavy as lead in her bosom. At lier own gate she met Paul Haynes. "Oh, here you are, Lois!" ho cried, with a joyful voice; "your aunt was just, beginning to be terribly worried aboutyou !" "Was she?" said Lois, looking up at him with a pale face and wild startled eyes. "1 won't trouble lier any more." Something in her look and tone smote Paul with sudden alarm. "What is The matter, "Lois?" he cried out. "Nothing, nothing," she said, hastily: "let me go in," and before he could stop her, she hurried past him into the house. Paul looked after her for a moment, and then walked thoughtfully down the street. The next morning a dull, drizzling rain was falling, when, at a very early hour, Lois rose and looked with forlorn face out of the window. She dressed herself as in a dream, and then, with a little sacli-el in her hand, and closely wrapped in waterproof and veil, stole from the house. Her limbs trembled so that she could scarcely walk, her face was pale, and tears stood in her eyes, and yet she moved on as if obedient to some imperious power. It had been arranged that she was to wait near the little station till the train approached, when she was to jump on the cars as quickly as possible, when Drayton would join lier with the tickets. Of course Lois was early at the appointed place, ami as she stood under I he t ree, hiding herself as well as she could, willi an umbrella, she was a very miserable little creature. It all happened, however, as had been arranged. Lois hurried on to the train, and after it, had whirled on for a short distancev.ishe was joined by Drayton. Once by his side again, her fears and her reluctance seemed in a great measure to vanish, and while he painted again to her in glowing colors the life they would lead in the city, or under her wraps clasped her hand in his, she forgot everything but the fascination he exerted over her. When they reached New York, Drayton hurried Loi.-. from the cars, and, linding her a seat in the waiting-room left her there. lie must go away to make some arrangements for their comfort, but would return soon, he said. Left to herself in the dreary quiet of the room, which was nearly empty after the rush of passengers had departed. Lois fell again into utter wretchedness. The rain fell in torrents outside, the air was damp and chill; she shivered and, after a while drooped her head and began to weep under her veil. The tears which at first-dropped silently, grew thicker, and an irrepressible sob parted her lips. At this moment a hand was laid gently on her shoulder, and a kind voice said: "What is the matter, Lois?" She looked up, ami beside her stood Paul Haynes, gazing at her with eyes full of pity and tenderness. Lois half drew back and gasped out: "Paul, what brought you here?" "I came on your account, Lois," he said: then, noticing a little repellant gesture, he added quickly, "No, Lois, not to trouble you or interfere with your happiness, simply to protect you if you need protection. You believe that I am a true friend, do you not?" "Yes, Paul, I am sure of that." "I cannot bear to hurt you, poor little child," he said, in a voice of infinite gentleness, "but I distrust Mr. Drayton. You think he is going to marry you?" "Of course 1 do!" exclanied Lois, pushing back her veil, and gazing at Paul with wide eyes of astonishment. "And you wish to marry him?" "Yc-e-s"—the assent was not very hearty. "Of course you do 1 Sad Affair. tut s•nr *t ess THOMPSONVILLE, CQ«N., FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1880. you, Lois?" "Yes, Pan' And indeed had alight longer cowe right. They Presently the door and not respond he came tow'i gathering on not "Th Lois, si Dray with a stiff bo "Come," he "The ca Paul rose a "As one of Arnold's famil, being present a he said, firmly. "Ves," said Paul to go wi Drayton loo the frown gro while his face less anger. 1 arm, he tried t "I will not 1 said, imperiou me?" She raised his face, and pression she "I shall not with us. W that?" "Every harm his breath with Paul stepped "Mr. Dray to to marry this v orable man, y my witnessing very old friend carry to them t she has done a v ing. she at least Drayton niov gray eyes. "All confou "Once for all, alone, or you And lie held out Lois looked fi face to Paul's fi suddenly exten carpenter, she : "i will go li A Took as he drew her led her away, while strode from the The return journey was, strange as it may seem, far happier to Lois than the out ward one; somehow a great, rest and peace seemed to have come to her; the excitements and turmoils of the last few weeks had vanished, and tranquility was restored to her life. When she learned all from Paul—how he had heard what manner of man Drayton was, and that he had already wrecked the life of one young girl—when she thought of the devotion that had prompted Paul's action, and realized from what possibilities he had saved her—when she discovered at last that he had even provided against any possible scandal by sending a hurried note to Mrs. Arnold, telling her not to let any one know that Lois had gone—when ail this came to her, and she looked at the kind, honest face beside her, she said, with a sudden rush of tears: "Paul, I can never thank you enough. I believe I have loved you best all the time. If you still care to have such a foolish, weak tiling as I am, I will never least; you again." And so Paul had his reward. as if new courage girl.- Her eyes were ice bright, and she no the corner, but sat up-lot long to wait, li stepped just within ned to Lois. She did signal, and, in surprise, her, an angry frown row as he saw she was lid, Mr. Haynes," said e will go with us." ledged Paul's salutation L io Lois, imperiously, waiting." ldest friends of Miss claim the privilege of er wedding ceremony," rf,Resolutely; "I want from one to the other, blacker on, his brow, an expression of lielp-ng his hand on Lois' ig her away. this man with us," he "Lois, don't you trust nt, large eyes to hrank away at the ex-ere. ess you let Paul go nil can there be in uttered Drayton under oath. rd. he, "if you intend lady at once like an hon- I have no objection to ceremony. I am a r family, and I can ranee that although foolish thing in elop- :ed her trust wisely." ly under the keen nonsense," he said, you will go with me go at all. Choose." hand. ' is flushed and angry kindly eyes; then, • hand to the young ^1(4 jcuii;! Those cherries fairly do enclose, (>f orient pearl a double row. Which, when her lovely laughter shows, They look like rosebuds filled with snow. —AUiiton. Their lips were four red roses on a stalk.—Shtikxpeiirc. The budding rose above the rose full blown. —11 V< rds iro rth. The rose is fairest when 'tis budding new. And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears. The rose is sweetest washed with morning dew, And love is loveliest when enbalnied in tears.—Scott. You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will, But the scent of the roses will liang round it still.—Moore. Men look at the faults of others with a telescope—at their own Avith the same instrument reversed. There can be no better help against our own sins than to help our neighbor in the encounter with his.—Uevrije Macdonald. The beginning of faith is action; and he only believes who struggles; not he who merelv thinks a question over.—Car- !;/!<•. As there is much beast and some devil in man, so is there some angel and some God in him.—S. T. Qolcridijc. Let a mail overcome anger by love, evil by good, the greedy by liberality, the liar by truth. We all complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are spent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do; we are always complaining our days are few and acting as though there would be 110 end of them.—Scita-a. Impossible!—it is not good French.— Xiijiofron. The zeal which begins in hypocrisy must conclude in treachery; at first it deceives—at last it betrays.—Bacon. A Rockland young man until quite recently was courting a fat girl at the North end and had progressed very favorably with his suit. One evening last week lie dressed up in his best clothes, carefully combed his hair, and started out to make his tri-weekly visit to his fair one, who was waiting in the parlor with fond expectation in her heart, and a cold in her head, superinduced by the fluctuating weather. This was as you might say the prologue to the tragedy. It appears moreover that the fat girl's father—who is worth many thousand dollars in good, sensible bonds, and as a consequence is an object of the young man's tender regard— had for several nights previous been the victim of some unknown miscreant, who had raided on his hen pen with disastrous effect. Sick of such foolishness, he had prepared a ghastly retribution for the fowl villians, and to this end had filled a big garden syringe with about a gallon of ancient beef brine, seasoned with garlic and flavored with assafoetida, and was lying in ambush behind a box, where he could sweep every approach to the hennery. The young man, who is pretty well acquainted with the whole family, thought he would surprise his girl by entering the house unexpectedly by the back wav. This is the situation: THOMPSON VILLE HOTEL, BF. LORD, Proprietor, also Proprie- • tor of Franklin Hall.—Good Livery and Feed Stable connected with Hotel. Main Street, Thompsonville, Conn. Iy2 JOHN If. HALLIDAY, ATTORNEY and Counsellor at Law. Special attention given to the settlement of Estates. Collections promptly attended to. Mansley's Block, Main St.*, Tlionipsonville, Conn. iy2 BENJAMIN BRIGHT, BEEF, Pork, Mutton, Lamb, Poultry, Tripe, Hain, Lard, &c. All kinds of Meats in their season, at lowest cash prices. Main St., Tlionipsonville. Iy3 KENNEY'S IS THE PLACE to go for an easy Shave or a good Hair cut. Clean towel to each customer. C. P. Wolcott's old stand, Thompsonville, Conn. lyl B c D IS thyou, Paul." his face thin his arm and rayton, with an oaf h, Superstition is the creature of guilt and fear.—Imac Taylor. Adversity borrows its sharpest sting from our impatience.—Bishop Home Age makes us not childish, as some say, it llntls us true children.—Gorthc. Diligence is the luck.—Franklin. mother of good The Religion We "Want. "Prayer is the channel to convey The blessings God designs to give." Love, faith, patience—the three ess tials of a happy life. There is no possible conditioii in which men have a right to hate. The llanie of sorrow burns up some hearts, while others it purifies. Pleasure comes through toil and not by self-indulgence or indolence. Stay not till you are told of opportunities to do good—inquire after them. The condition of prosperity is generosity. Tliev are blessed that bless others. • (iod has not assigned us duties because he needed our work, but because we needed the working, To hear always, to think always, to learn always, it is thus that we live truly, lie who aspires to nothing, who learns nothing, is not worthy of living.—Jlclt>s. Some men will believe nothing but what, they can comprehend: and there are but few things that such are able to comprehend.— St. Ecr<mond. A man has no more right to say an uncivil thing than to act one; no more right to say a rude thing to another than to kno'ck him down.—Johnson. Independency may be found in compar-alive, as well as absolute abundance; I mean where a person contracts his desires within the limits of his fortune.—Shcn- HtoW. since you have come here with him, and you know, of course, that he ought to marry you at once—this afternoon." "Certainly; that is what I expected." Paul looked at lier gravely. "Lois," said he, "God forgive me if I do the man injustice. But I cannot help fearing that he docs not mean to do the honorable thing by you. When 1 met you last night I was troubled to the heart. I distrusted Drayton, and when I learned that he was going away on the early train this morning I determined to watch him. I saw you get on the train and I followed. I will not tell you what I suffered"—a spasm of pain crossing liis face—"you know how long I have loved you, Lois, and that ought to prove to you that I am your friend. When Mr. Drayton returns, if 3rou will give me leave, I will claim the right to go with you and see you married. If his intentions are what they ought to be, he will be glad to have me go. If they are not—" "I will go home with you, Paul," said Lois, firmly. "I am glad you are here. I felt so—so lonesome," she added, hesitatingly.^' ' "And yotf Will authorize my being with We want a religion that softens the step, and tunes the voice to melody, and fills the eyes ..with sunshine, and checks the impatient exclamation and harsh rebuke— a religion that is polite, deferential to superiors, courteous to inferiors, and considerate to friends, a religion that goes into the family, and keeps the husband from being cross when dinner is late, and keeps the wife from fretting when he tracks the newly washed floor with his muddy boots, and makes him mindful of the scraper and the door-mat; keeps the mother patient when the baby is cross, and amuses the children as well as instructs them; cares for the servants besides paying them promptly; projects the Iioncy-moon iiito the liarvest-moon, and makes the happy home like the Eastern fig-tree, bearing in its bosom at once the beauty of the tender blossom and the glory of the ripened fruit. • . AN AMBMCAX SKETCH. . ? 1 lis heart is all of English oak, Ills trousers all of English kersey, i ; He always rows the English stroke— And yet he came froin North New Jersey; He docks his horses' flowing tails, He drives an English cart, with Buttons; His beard is like the Prince of Wales', His eyeglass like the Earl of Mutton's. His satin scarf is Oxford blue, And cutaway his English coat is, And when he speaks, oil, English too, The difficulty in his throat is. He calls his cousins' dresses 'fVocks,' And rides upon an English nag ^ To hounds—although the English foS Is gtarted from a pudding bag. li! • - It is a peculiar feature of the butter market that a bad article outranks a good one. v * An exchange takes half a column to tell 'What we drink," wdiereas some folks have simply to wink at the bar-keeper. Why," asked a governess of her little charge," do we pray God to give us our daily bread? " "Why don't we ask for four'or five days, or a week? " "Because we want it fresh," replied the child. A State numerously inhabited, but not on the map—the state of suspense—Sal Sunbeam. An outraged and long-suflering public will be grateful to an English physician who, having carefully noted the effect of oatmeal on "the human system, declares that it makes people cross, stingy, jealous and.sour-tempered. Jerrold once went to a party at which Mr. Pepper had assembled his friends, and said to his host on entering the room —"My dear Mr. Pepper, how glad you must be to see your friends mustered!" Germans are but children of a lager growth. "The foolish man," truthfully remark-etli an exchange, "foldetli his hands and saith : 'there is no trade; why should I advertise?' But the wise man is not so. He whoopeth it up in the newspapers, and verily he drawcth customers from afar oft'." No place like home: Barber—"Shall I give your head a touch with the tongs, sir?" Customer—"No, I thank you. My wife attends to that." The Latin term for cod liver oil is "oleum jeeoris aselli." A doctor prescribed it for an old lady the other day, and, as usual, in his prescription, abbreviated the terms, which read, "R. Ole. Jec. As., oz, iii." A friend of the old lady congratulated her upon her restoration to health, when she said, "Yes, it was that beautiful medicine, the oil of jackass, thatbrought me on my feet again."* An old bachelor is a traveler oif life's railroad, who has entirely failed to make the proper connections. A Southern paper relates that dicing the war, one of the colored troops ran away from a fight, and was severely reprimanded by a lieutenant, who asked him, sneeriugly, if lie thought the company would have missed him much had he been killed. Sambo promptly answered, "not much, boss; they don't miss de white folks—much less a poor nigger. But den, I wollld liab miss myself—and dat's de pint wid me." . , . : : i v - V . A is the hennery; 1> is the old man, and c the syringe; d is the young man lightly turning to thoughts of love as well as the corner of the fence; e is the house itself, painted brown; and / is the fat girl sitting by the piano and singing, "Father, dear father, come home;" yygy is the gathering darkness. Gaily up the back yard the young man comes. Silently in ambush the old man lies. Cheerily the fat girl warbles. Quiet but awful is the syringe. In the uncertain light of early evening the old man sees a figure stealthily drawing near his guarded pen. With bated breath he waits the onslaught. The syringe sounds its dreadful "w-li-s-s-li-p" and its deathly contents fly through the air like a wild and mad avenger. A yell that tore the azure robe of night fairly knocked the fat girl off the piano stool and curdled the old man's blood, followed the discharge, and when the neighbors rushed in, under the impression that the Blaine boom had burst right in the neighborhood, they found the unfortunate young man pawing madly around on the ground, and screaming out awful Mexican words terrible to hear, while the old man hovered over the scene with the syringe in his hands, looking like an animated figure escaped from an allegory. Sympathizing arms bore the poor young man into the house, after their owner's had stopped their nostrils with cotton, and it required the combined efforts of the fat girl and eight friends to bring him to, and it was some hours before he was able to faintly enquire if the meteor hit anybody else when it struck. That night, beneath the darksome shade of a cypress tree, whose thick branches the struggling moonbeams vainly strove to.pierce, an old man's tottering form rested upon a spade, and silently viewed a new-made grave. He had just buried the syringe.—Rockland Courier. PLASTER. PURE NOVA SCOTIA, none of your inferior New York stuff sold for Plaster, at $7.HO per ton, at Watson's north mill, on the Springfield road. lyl JAMES & 1\ E. ELY, —AGENTS FOIi— jEtiia. Hartford, aui Ptaix Insnraiice Companies, of Hartford. PEOPLES', OF MIDDLETOWN. CONTINENTAL, OF NEW YORK. North British and Mercantile Insurance Companies of London. Fire Association, of Philadelphia. f§gr*All risks written in these Companies at the lowest rates. Tickets for the C'unard Line of Steamers, to anil from Europe, sold at lowest rates. MAIN STREET, Thompsonville, Conn* Miss A. Hi Bridge, MAIN ST., UP STAIRS. Mrs. Simpson's Block, Thompsonville, Conn. Has a full stock of Millinery .^Groods of the best quality and styles. Agent for the Bazar 1 ALSO, FOGG'S CHEMICAL CHALK The Same Old Same. . * • The other afternoon the tools, implements, fixtures, appurtenances and whatever else belongs to the game of croquet, were put in position on a lawn up Woodward avenue, and as a young lady and a young man who seemed to be her lover took up the mallets to start the balls, a bony-looking old tramp halted and leaned 011 the fence and got his mouth puckered tip for something good. The young man took the first shot, and, before the ball ceased rolling, the girl's voice was heard calling— "You didn't knock fair—you've got to try it over!" Before either of them were half way down she had occasion to remind him that he tvasn't playing with a blind person, and that she could overlook 110 cheating. As she went under the last arch he felt compelled to remark that her playing would rule her out of any club he ever heard of. On the way back she asked him why he coukin't be an honest man as well as a jockey and a falsifier, and he inquired why she didn't write a set of rules to tally with her style of playing. "It's coming—'taint five minutes off!" chuckled the tramp, as he took a new grip on the fence and shaded his eyes rth his lmt. "Don't you knock that ball away!" shouted the girl, a minute after. "Yes I will!" "Don't you dare to.": * - "I'm playing according to the rules." "No, you aren't! You've cheated all the way through!" I never cheated once! And now you are adding the crime of perjury! Sir, I dare not intrust my future happiness to such a man! I conld never trust in you!" 'Nor I in you!" 'Then let us part forever!" she said as she hurled her mallet at a stone dog. "So we will!" he hissed as he flung his at her sleeping poodle. She bowed and started for the house to pack up his letters. He raised his hat and made for an approaching street car to get down town in time for the Toledo train. "That's all I wanted to know," sighed the trtimp as he turned away. I've been oat in the woods for a few years past, and I didn't know but there had been some changes made in croquet, but I see It's the same old game claur tUroa|li. ' . . For removing Grease and Paint, and cleaning Kid Gloves. All work warranted to suit. 4tl FOIl S° I! 82 S-j PERSIAN INSECT POWDER, GO TO iNrOEL M. PEASE'S, APOTHECARY, SMITH'S BLOCK, MAIN STREET, tf Thompsonville, Conn. THOMAS RICH310ND, IvTeroliaLiit. Tailor, Mansley's Block, THOMPSONVILLE, COXX. 2ti G. LANHARDT'S Refreshment Rooms, "Windsor Locks, Conn. In the building formerly occupied by T. T. MILLER nearly opposite R. i Depot, REFRESHMENTS of ail kinds, including Shell Oysters, Bologna Sausage, Ales, Wines, Lager Beer, Liquors, Cigars, &c., always on hand and served in first-class style. arnos. lee Cream! Notwithstanding the high price of ice, I will sell my Philadelphia Ice Cream for 10c. a plate. Soda. All Syrups. The only place in town to get an glass of soda. Ginger Jlle, Impc Reported as best, and warranted not transport even the most temperate. FRUITS of all kind in their season. STRAWBERRIES, fresh every day at the lowest prices. Confectionery, Nuts, Cigars and Tobacco. All the best brands. Newspapers and Periodicals. Violin Fixings. JOHN HUNTER. E. W. LINDSEY, ti MAIN ST., THOMPSONVILLE, CONX., Has just received a supply of TOWNSEND'S SPECIALTIES, WHICH AltK «( H H WildCherryl Fragrant Trooootthh Wash. Imperial Cologne. Chlorodyne Cou " ' Cough " 5 f Tooth tferrine. These are offered to the public as articles of unusual merit and are warranted tti Give them ft trial i IK V-- --:: , t-
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PHYSICIAN AND Sl'liGEOX. Kesi-di'iice
;uul ollice cor. Pleasant and
School streets, Tlionipsonville, Conn.
E. 0. "WILKUR,
"T \EXTIST. Olliee on Pleasant Street,
_1 ) second house northnf Hotel. Tlionipsonville,
F. A. KIX<1,
O Machines and warrants them lor five
years. Hewing Machines for sale and to
rent. Pearl St.. Thonip.-'oiiville.
IN P E R I L .
IX SI'K AN('E AGEXT. in.-ures all classes
ol' Buildings and contents again-4
tire. Special attention given to insuring
Houses and Barns with their contents
against loss or damage !>.v liu'hl uiiiii" whether
lire ensues or not. Policies written on
the most liberal terms, in sound companies.
Losses paid promptly and honorably.
Tlionipsonville. Conn. lyl
THE T. TEASE & SONS CO,,
"VI7" HOI,I'jS.\ I,E and lietail Dealers in
*V Lumber and Building Materials.
Yards at Tlionipsonville and Windsor
Locks, Conn. Steam Planing Mil! at
VTTORXEY and Counsellor at; Law,
and Solicitor of Patents. Collections
promptly attended to. Thompsonville.
JOHN" C. YTIESINM,
MANlTACTl'Kr.U of. and Dealer in.
Foreign and Domestic Cigars. Plug
and Fine Cut. Chewing and Smoking Tobacco,
Pipes, &c. Thompsonville, C't. lyl
HAIB DRESSING SALOON,
7KEDKRICK SMITH. Proprietor. A
_ choice supply of Hhaving Soaps, Hair
Oil, Colognes. (.'osmetics, &c., constantly
on hand. Shaving. Shampooing. Hair
Cutting. Razor Honing'. «!
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