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Pleasant and School streets,"Thompsonville, Conn. J. HOMER DARLING, M. D., TJ OMEOPATIIIC PIIYSTCIAN.— Pleasant St., Thompsonville, Conn. E. 0. WILIUK, l^ENTIST. Office on Pleasant Street, second house north of Hotel, Thompsonville, Conn. JOHN HAMLIN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, MI;s. SIMPSON'S BUILDING, TnoMrsoNYii.I.E CONN. THE PARSONS PRINTING CO., "JRJO 1O>„KU '- A• ND JOB PR—IN- TERS,» and« GEORGE P. CLARK, TV/I" ANUFACTURER of Patent Rubber C;isters. Windsor Locks, Conn. A. W. CONVERSE & CO., TRON FOUNDRY. Manufacture all -*- kkiinnddss noff ITRROOWN Cn ASTINGS, sor Locks, Conn. Wind- GEORGE GLOYER, JR. TV/TACIIINIST and General Repairer. All kinds of Mowing Machines Repaired. Windsor Locks, Conn. S. McAULEY & CO. Pork. Lard, Hanis, Fish and 'oultry, Game, etc., in Windsor Locks, Conn. 'ork, Oysters, Pi 15% . their season. A FANCY PORTRAIT. See, there she sits, in her high-backed chair, With her neat gray dress and her silver hair, Though calmly she sits, she works with a will, For her thoughts and her lingers never aro still. She's callcd an "Old Maid," but little she cs For her heart is as fresh as the flower she wears; She visits the sick in their hour of need, And the poor always find her a friend indeed. She cares not for pleasure, position, or pelf, She tliiuks but ior others, and ne'er for herself And her life, so unselfish, is well repaid, For every one loves that dear "Old Maid." Dolly's Luck. Press, Conn. Publishers of The Thompsonville Main Street, Thompsonville, Office connected by telephone. H. II. ELLIS, "I DEALER in all kinds of one, two and four foot Wood. Orders left at A. T. Lord's will receive prompt attention. Thompsonville, Conn. THE T. PEASE & SONS CO., WiIOLESALE and Retail Dealers in y Lumber and Building Materials. Yards at Thompsonville and Windsor Locks, Conn. Steam Planing Mill at Thompsonville. Connected by telephone with Springfield, Hartford and New Ilaven. A. B. STOCKWELL, TKfOOD, COAL, BALED IIAY 'T Livery and Feed Stable. of Jobbing tended to. &c. All kinds and Teaming promptly at- Windsor Locks, Conn. MORAN BROTHERS, T>EEF, Pork, Mutton, Lamb, Poultry Tripe, Ham, Lard, etc. A11 kinds o les Main Street, Wind- Meats and Yegetables in their season, at lowest cash prices. ~ "— ~ sor Locks, Conn. BENJAMIN BRIGHT, T>EEF, Pork, Mutton, Lamb, Poultry, liipe, Ham, Lard, &c\ German Sausage, from the best New York makers, kept constantly on hand. All kinds of^Meat-s in their season at lowest cash Dli^JU:,in Street, Thompsonville. JOHN C. WEISING, TVTAXUFACTURER of and Dealer in -L-L Foreign and Domestic Cigars, Plug and Fine Cut, Chewing and Smoking Tobacco, Pipes, &c., Thompsonville, Ct. THOMPSONVILLE HOTEL, T> F. LORD, Proprietor. Also Pro-prietor of Franklin Hall. Good Livery and Feed Stable connected with Hotel. Main St., Thompsonville, Conn. JOHN H. IIALLIDAY, A TTORNEY and Counselor at Law. ^ Special attention <nvon to the1 pre attended to. Mansley's Block, X. CHANDLER, ly/l"ANUFACTURER of all kinds, of XTA Heavy and Light Team and Business Wagons, Carts, etc. Horse Shoeing and Jobbing, Mill and Machine Forging. Repairing done at short no-tice. Windsor LOCKS, Conn. J. H. ADAMS, T~)RY GOODS, Groceries, Crockery, ^ Hardware, Notions, Fruits, etc. Main Street, Windsor Locks, Conn. PEASE BROTHERS, lVf ANUFACTURERS of and dealers in ""*• Furniture. Stoves. Tin nnrl Sl,ODt lpe, ana House J? urnislung [ly. Slate and Tin Roofing Jobbing, Windsor Locks, given tothesettle-ol lections promptly - ^.ey's Main Street, Thompsonville, Conn. rOHN'COi Goods general] and General Conn. JOHN COTTER, CARPENTER and HOUSE BUILDER. Windsor Locks, Conn. I. C. BANCROFT, ly/f" ANUF ACTURER of ail kinds of . £eam and Business Wagons. Painting, varnishing and Repairingpr"""1"*1" done at satisfactory prices. Wai Point, Conn. CHAS. J. SHORT, M ASrBLE AND GRANITE WORKS, „ Monuments, Tablets and Grave Stones. Also dealers in Marble and Slate Mantels, Grates and Summer Fronts. No. 375 1-2 Main St. Entrance north side of First Baptist church, Springfield, Mass. W. JJuuw Warehouse Father was senior partner in the firm of Bradford, Clifton, Palmer & Co., mill owners; so when Fred graduated from college he was taken in to learn the business, for, though father was a rich man, he said each of his children must learn at least one thing so well each could support himself or herself in ime of need. Lisa was an accomplished musician; and Agnes was learning telegraphy. We were a numerous family, so there was stil porothy, Bob, and Ned to decide on a c.freer. I was Dolly, and still in school; but with no particular genius unless it was forgetting into mischief. Ned was a good boy, and mamma used to say he should be a professor of some of the dead languages; for he was always poring over a Greek or a Latin grammar. Once, I had actually heard him ask if he might study Hindostanee! We lived just outside the city, where the mill was built, and had a beautiful old house where we had lived ever since I was a little baby. The city was in a bend of the river, so that it was almost surrounded by walry. Our garden a the back of the house ran down to the water's edge, and it was our delight to row up and down the river on moonlight nights. The summer after I was seventeen (my birthday was in January}, mamma, with Lisa and Agnes, had gone to the sea-shore for a couple of months, leaving me at home with papa and the boys. I felt very grand when I was installed as mistress of the house, although I l eckon the servants would have been quite equal to keep things in running order without my assistance. I had only one visitor that, lay, Miss Clifton, tiie daughter of one of papa's partners! I didn't like her one bit. for she always made me feel cross and hateful as soon as she spoke to me. There was an understanding that at the end of another yijar FretLshojuld be ad home bringing papa and the girls, and we all fell into regular habits as if we had always lived there. One evening we had a discussion of ways and means.. "IIow much money have we left, Fred ?" asked mamma. "Just one hundred dollars," he answered; "but we have no small debts, and our rent is paid for three months. I had rtn offer to-day ot a position as bookkeeper, but the salary is not very large. It will provide just the barest necessities for us; I don't know how we will man-age to get father the luxuries that the doctor has ordered. 'I shah do something to earn some money," Agnes declared suddenly. „"I am getting so strong and well I am quit<v willing to work." I cannot tell whether I am doing right in leaving you," said Lisa, "but I can find nothing to do that will bring in tmoney, and at least you will not have to support me. Mamma has decided that Will and I might as well be married as we intended; and Will will take Ned into his office, and he will live with us. Bob must go to school, and learn fast, so he can help, too."' ; ^ But you haven't mentioned me," I exclaim. "I don't know how to do anything, very well, but I want to help" some way." "I think you do a great many things very well," said mamma, smiling over me. ' You have all the housek and buying to do, and you're a v< busy little Dolly too." It made my cheeks feel quite hot to have mamma say such nice things, and then each oJ the others said something equally kind, so I had to go over and talk to papa to cool off. To-night, lie patted my hand, aud said:— • Dorothy's child. Poor Dorotliyt^she. died quite young." I told him I was Dorothy; but he per-; sisted in calling me Dorothy's child, so' then I talked to liim of something It wasn't long after that, that walked into church one morning Miss Bradford, and came out as Mrs. William Grahame. Will lived in a distant city, so they went there, Ned _ with them. Agnes found a position telegraph operator, so we were q comfortably placed. She missed more than the rest of us did, but kept steadily at work, and said about it. Spring came early; and soon it i warm and pleasant papa could nearly the whole day out-of-doors, on the river, or pottering little garden, which h sole charge. Bol andke "That's bad! And I'm awful hungry, better luck to-day, but perhaps Fred He'll be here soon. There was a I know gave me a handful of hot tuts this noon. Bully ones, too!" I-Fred comes in, brushing the snow off is coat; he looks so hopeless that I ask to questions, but silently help' him. then he turns and kisses me. ''Poor little Dolly,'' he says. "I have ,o news for you. My head aches so, I all-go up stairs at once." We see no [pre of hitji that night. Bob, Top and [sit there in the cold moonlight, talking It little; he speaks first. F' Doll, were you ever hungry before?" '"No, Bob." lilt's an awful feeling, isn't it? I've my very best to get a job of some but no one will give me a chance, i I Jy^something to sell. I tried a boy to take my jack-knife, to-day, lie'd only swap for an old fishing-rod good as the one I've got. What you suppose we'll do if we don't get money?" don't know, Bob," I reply dismally; ^then I cry miserably for a while. Bob sniff, and I know he despises ies, but I feel so forlorn that help it. We finally go off to bed, brother bidding me not to him early. sleeps late, and so does Fred, who with such a white face that he me. He has such a blinding that he cannot sit up, so we him to lie down on the lounge er's room. I have absolutely to do, so I sit staring lazily the window. I see Bob running through the garden, whistling to who is jumping about him and furiously. Suddenly Bob stops And is silent; he eyes the dog ly as if accusing him mentally of The dog fawns on licks his hands. Then he turns goes down to the river, Top Mamma calls me, and I do to t' e window again. it was near noon when I heard bumping against the outer Bob with a big bundle one arm and a basket in each hand brown-paper parcels. Robert Henry Bradford!" I "where did you get those not marry. f%side," I added, "I shall always stay wiH^Fred. Bob is going away soon to attend lectures, and I think Fred needs me." But, my dear young lady, you couldn't stay here then," he said with a horrified air; "it would not be at all right!" "Not stay with my own brother? ' "Don't you know? Haven't you ever been told that you are no relation ?" "It is quite true," he went on; "Dorothy was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford when she was -only a few months old. Her father was lost at sea, and her mother died of grief; she was Mrs. Bradford's dearest friend, so she look the child and raised it as her own. Then Fred said, "If his story is true, will you marry me, Dolly?" And I said, Yes." That is all the love-making we did. LEAD PENCILS; HOW MADE AND MATERIALS USED. LIVING- WELL. PRESIDENT GARDNE'R VIEWS ABOUT IT. some of them, and I'll tell said, smiling at ?uy astonish-be as quiet as you can, [ surprise the rest of the folks." inhere did you get them?" 1 per- When a man axes me who libs nex doah," began the old man as the triangle sounded to order, "I answer him, Brown or Jones or White, or whatever the name may be; but when he goes beyand dat an' axes what salary dc man airns, how often his wife changes bonnets an' how dey make seben dollars a week go furder dan I kin fo'teen, I become a clam. I has no business to know, an' when I do know I won't tell. I used tc have some curiosity in dis direcshun, but I hr.s got ober it of late y'ars. when I know dat sartin man receivin a salary of $12 a tveek kin give parties, hire carriages an dress his wife in silks, it makes me glum. Dat is, it used to. I used to wonder why I coldn't do de same thing on de same money, but I nebber could." "When de ole woman used to tell me dat sartin women had new silks, new hats, new close an' new shoes once a month the y'ar r®un', an' we habin' to lib clus on de same money, it made me mad. Dat is, it used to. When I men dat owed for deir washin' struttin aroun' like lords, while I had to work seben days in a week an' pay my debts, I felt like smashin' frew de sidewalk. But I got ober all dis. When I meet a woman who kin dress like a banker's wife on de $10 or 12 per week paid her husband, I doan' 'low myself to even fink about it. When I see a man buyin' twenty-cent cigars, sportin' a cane and takin' champagne, while his chillen at home am bar'fut, I try to believe dat it am all right. When a lady with $300 worf of close on axes me to <Jo a job of whitewashm'in a ,p && '' " *'''" "Papa, what kind of wood do they make lead penfeils of?" asked Charlie Greaves, as he looked up from the paper npon which he was drawing an outline map. "From the wood of the red cedar," replied Mr. Greaves, as he took a seat near his son. "It is principally obtained from Florida. It is first thoroughly seasoned, sawed into strips, dried again, then cut to the proper size for pencils. They are grooved by machinery, the leads are glued into the grooves, and the other half of the wood glued on. It is a little odd that, though we call them lead pencils, there is not a particle of lead in them." Master Charlie looked keenly at his father, under a suspicion that he quizzing him. "Why, papa, I can see the,lead," he affirmed. "And what else makes it mark?" Red lead is an oxide of lead, white lead is a carbonate of lead, but the black lead used in pencils is neither a metal nor a compound of metal. It is plumbago or graphite, one of the forms of carbon. Ulie graphite is ground fine, calcined, anct mixed with pure clay then baked in a crucible. The different proportions of graphite and clay produce the various grades of pencils. Lead intended for very fine work, such as architectural drawings, are reheated after the baking, and immersed in melted wax or suet." "Red cedar must be a very light wood," surmised Charlie as he balanced his pencil on his fingers. " Where does rosewood get its name from? Its color is not rose color." " Older persons than you have been puzzled over the matter,"replied Mr. Greaves. "When the tree is first cut the fresh wood pos-a very strong rose-like fragrance. Hence the name was suggested by the odor, and not by the color." "Where are the trees found T In South America, and in the East Indies and neighboring islands. Some of the trees grow so large that planks four feet broad and ten feet long are cut from thezn. These broad planks are principally used to make the tops of pianofortes. "When growing n the forest the'rose tree is remarkable for its «ty." LAPSHABLE THINGS, jjjji- Motto of the good collector: Never put off till to-morrow what can be dunned to-day. Never judge a man by the silk wears. He may have jast left an old slouch in its plucc. Owing to the trichina} prevailing in American pork, railway eating houses are using sole leather in making ham sandwiches. Barnum's Zulu chief had the ery to ask for a week's leave of in order to go h»me and vote at cent election in Indianapolis. At dinner a host introducsd to favorable notice of the company a spl did truffled pheasant "Isn't it beauty ?" he said. "Dr. So-and-sp gait to me—killed it himself." "Ah, what was he treating it for?" asked one of the guests. "How much is that?" said a m in a flower-shop, pointing to a wreath of immortelles inscribed "To my mother-in- law." "What you like," replied the florist. "I have had it for fourteen years, and no one has ever offered to purchase it." Conversation between two masons' assistants (Anglice hod-carriers)-. Patrick: "Phat's the news from Oireland, Mike? ' Michael: "Worrus and worrus! The dirtily blaguards are given us ivery-thing we axes for!" Both: "Bad cess to the loikes av !em, the thaving oppris-sors!" . He stood barefooted on the sea-shore in the moonlight, and turned his poetic ear to catch what the wild waves were saying; but when a wandering crab appropriated one of his toes for a toothpick, he keeled over and let out the other nine in a shadow dance that just made the gods scream. Two Cincinnati ladies, who had lately returned from a trip abroad, were exchanging opinions in reference to the famous pictures they had seen. "Give me the Reconnaissance school of art," exclaimed one, "so full of sympathy of poetry; so different from the Pre-Rachel-ite." "It's very true what you . say," observed the oth£r, "but as for me, I just dote on the Dustledrop school, the paint is so much fresher." After trying 3 score of glasses without finding anything to suit her, Miss Posi-gush was handed the twenty-first paiiv 'There," Mid the optician, "perhapgj these wiliife yonr sight.'V She sot the y •Ki w yyj. • ;s WAI p RAIN.^MEAL AND FEEl) for sale ^ at reasonable prices. Custom grinding done at the usual rates. Corn shelled, or ground on the ear, at Watson's North mill, on the Springfield road. A full supply al ways on hand at Thompsonville mills. CHAS. E. PRICE, Agt., T\EALER in Wood and Coal. Wood a specialty; chips for sale. Moving and heavy teaming done on reasonable terms. HAIR DRESSING SALOON, FREDERICK SMITH, Proprietor. A choice supply of Shaving Soaps, Hair Oil, Colognes, Cosmetics, &c., constantly on hand. Shaving, Shampooing, Hair Cutting, Razor Honing, &c. Under Lord's Hotel, Thompsonville, Conn. DAVID BRAINARD, TNSURANCE AGENT. Insures all classes of Buildings and contents against fire. Special attention given to insuring Houses and Barns with their contents against loss or damage by lightning whether fire ensues or not. Policies written on the most liberal terms, in sound companies. Losses paid promptly and honorably. Thompsonville, Conn. EDWIN KING, UNDERTAKER, WILL FLHNISn COFFINS AND CASKETS Of all kinds, at thort notlcp. Stein's Patent Caskets Willi sliding gla-s always on linnrf. JToneral Supplies, Burial Clotlilnc, etc . kept on hand and nimln to order. Ice Box fitrnisliert when uecesgary. TITUU always reasonable. Pease's Block, Wain Street, THOMrSOXVILIiE, CONN. E. T. SPOONER, Fire. Insurance Agent, WAREHOUSE POINT, OOUK. Policies written in the following strong and reliable First-class companies at the lowest rates: _33TNA of Hartford - - - - $7,078,224 HOME of New York - - - - 6,410,988 NORTH AMERICA of Philadel-phia 6,591,740 LIVERPOOL, LONDON, and , GLOBE, of London, Eng., V. Assets in United States - - 4,376,961 HARTFORD of Hartford - - 3,456,020 Ph<ENIX of Hartford - - - 2,733,341 CONNECTICUT of Hartford - - 1,483,480 NATIONAL of Hartford - - - ORIENT of Hartford - - - - 809,020 MIDDLESEX CO. MDTUAX of Middletown, Surplus - - - 320,000 HARTFORD CO. MUTUAL of Hartford, Surplus - - - 225,010 TOLLAND CO. MUTUAL of T o l l a n d - - - - - - i 0 0 . 0 0 0 " ALSO AGENT FOB THE Mutual Life Insnrance •j£L'3i8<W YOBK, ASSETS, OVER EIGHTY-BIGHT MILLION DOLLARS. ? Rates 15 per cent, less than any other Life Companies. S. WINSTON, President. Carpenter and House Builder, WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. jy All Jobbing promptly attended to. CHARTER OAK HOUSE, Five Hods South of the Depot, MAIN ST., WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. HENRY CUTLER, Proprietor. JOHN" 35. DOUGLAS, ATTORNEY ailJ CODNSELOE AT LAW And Notary Public. Practices in all the State and United States Courts of Connecticut. Patents and Pensions promptly obtained. Collections made anywhere in the United States. Office Opposite the Ferry, WINDSOR LOCKS CONN. F. W. BROWN, A RCHITECT and BUILDER. E ings raised and moved. All Build-work done in"a satisfactory manner. Boston Neck, Suffield, Conn. J. J. NOLAN, pARPENTER and BUILDER. ^ bing promptly attended to. house Point, Conn. Job- Ware- Fire Insurance ! PIIMIX INS. CO., Assets, $2,733,341.27. INSURANCE CO. OF NORTH Assets AMERICA, , MIUJUUX,! POLICIES WRITTEN AT THE LOWEST RATES BY J. H. HAYDEN & SON, Windsor Locks, Conn. A. W. CONVERSE, FIRE INSURANCE AGENCY. RISKS procured at the Lowest Rates on the following Companies: NATIONAL, of Hartford, ORIENT, " " CONTINENTAL, " NOIITII BRITISH and MERCANTILE, of London and Liverpool, CONTINENTAL, of New York, FIRE ASSOCIATION, of Philadelphia. Draft and Passage Tickets Sold at satisfactory rates, AT THE POST-OFFICE, WINDSOR LOCKS, COM. •-V GRANITE AND MARBLE;^ Monumental ~W orks. H. COOK & CO., ':'y^yy^: Comer State and Willow streets, near Main, Springfield, Mass. company at home, for he spent nearly Igycry evening at her house, or in company with her elsewhere. * * * * * * * One morning papa does not take breakfast with us,—he went down to the office before any of us were up; and Fred hurries off after only a cup (feoffee. I know he a id papa were very much worried about something, but as he goes out he says: "I think father will take a vacation alter to-day is over.1' And that reassures me. I alive two letters from Lisa that have been mailed but a few hours apart. In the first she says that Agnes has been taken ill, so they will be detained some ime longer th:m the expected. In the second, Agnes is much worse, and tlure is a list of things that .Tane is to bring at once. I must hurry Jane off, so Bob and I are very busy" getting the articles together, while Jane prepares herself for the jouiney. She is just out of sight when a carriage is driven up to the door, and Fred jump out and runs up the steps. "Father has been taken sick," he says quickly. "Have his bed prepared at once, for they are bringing him in." I am too frightened to speak or to do anything but obey him; they carry my father up-stairs, gently, and I hear him bivatbing loudly. Then the doctor comes, and the door is shut; I sit on the stairs crying miserably lor the trouble that has nome upon us. After a long while Fred comes down, and, leading me into the r.ining-room, takes me on his knee, and wipes my tears away. In broken sentences he tells me the story of the downfall of the great firm of Bradford, Clifton, Palmer & Co. I understand it but vaguely; they were largely indebted for raw material; large notes were due that day, and a certain payment to oc made at 9 o'clock would have saved them. But in the morning papers was announced the failure c f that firm, so there was now no help for them. The notice had been too much for my father's already over-taxed brain, and lie had had a stroke of paralysis. "Can't I see him, Fred?" I asked, softly; but Fred shook his head, and said no one c -ukl go now. The doctor would send a nurse, and all I could do was to keep the house quiet, and tell Ned. Then he sent me away while he wrote to mamma. When the business was finally settled, there remained to us a few hundred dollars and some furniture, which- we returned to furnish a smaller house. Mamma insisted upon giving up everything to the creditors that was worth soiling. She took fat her, whose bodily health was, in a measure 'restored, to the seashore, that he might be out of the confusion of the sale. s ^ ' When that took place, Bob and I had gone to the new house, some distance up the river, in vague hope that we might find something to do, but we felt so helpless and ignorant we didn't know where to begin. It was a white wooden house, and I suppose was pretty in summer, but now the vine clambcring over the porch was leafless; every window down-stairs was broken; the gale oft the hinges; and half-a-dozen palings gone from the fence. We soon got settled in our new home. Fred was away all day, and we were left to our own devices. Mamma ca mg •: .V-.v tplied witfi summer '"Another year," he said, enough to last through the winter, toi and perhaps sell a little. X reckon shall be a farmer. If I only had a little money to spend now on tools and seeds* I could get it back again next summer." When Agnes had a vacation she went to visit Lisa; the twins were never happy apart; and while she was there Will got her a better-paying office in; that city. Oh, dear! our family was dwindling: down very fast. It seemed very lonesome without the girls, and now Bob. announced that a fellow had given him a job, so he should not go to school any more, and mamma, papa and 1 were alone all day. One day when Fred comes he says he is out of work, as his employers had failed, but lie is hopeful he may soon get into something else. He seeks day after day for an office, but only succeeds in getting pome writing to do for a few days. He grows thin arid haggard, but never gives up. One day mamma takes all our jewelry, very little, for we never eared much for ornaments, and when she returns from the city she has a few dollars which she hands over to me for the house, and something for papa. Bob is discharged,—*' Hard times must reduce expenses," his employer tells him; and he and Top, his ever-faithful companion, join Fred in the weary search lor work. Sometimes one of them is fortunate enough to earn a little money, but we must live, and everything is so dear. Coal, groceries, provisions, are very high, and they ought to have hearty, substantial food to strengthen them. Papa is confined to his bed by a low fever, and cries weakly if mamma leaves him even for a moment. ||§1 Oh, it I could only do something to help! But I have to stay at home and wait. Sometimes I think waiting is the harder part. It seems as though things must take a turn soon, but it is not yet. The days grow darker for us, and one day I put all the food I can possibly secure on the table for breakfast, and there was nothing left when we had finished. All day long I rack my brain for some way to procure, money, but in vain. There is a little flour in the barrel, and I make some biscuits for mamma, and carry them up-stairs. There are only enough for her dinner and supper. It js a long, miserable day; Top has staid at home, for a wonder, and Comes and lays down beside me. His big brown eyes look up at me as if asking why we are all so changed, and I tell him all our troubles as if he could understand me, and I think he does. I long to see Fred and Bob, and vet dread to have them come, for I know they will be cold and hungry, and there is nothing to eat. My mind wanders back to that subject again and again. I am young and strong, with a healthy appetite that demands to be satisfied. For the last two days we have had nothing but dry bread, and I am perfectly ravenous. I wonder how long it takes to starve to death. When Bob comes he demands in his loud boyish way "Supper ready, Doll, I'm about starved" "O, Bob!" I cry, "I'Mf%S »oi^/bWi; there isn't a morsel of anything to eat in: the house." I 3 He gives a long whistle. • "•y^yy'y'y-.- ^.yy'yyy^:yy:-:''yy:Ayy watch-dog. Everybody to, and I was almost hoping I have to bring him home again, ^ a man in Mr. Clarke's placc told life wanted a good dog. He was a ganger and just going to leave the city, me five dollars, and told me _ Top in the baggage-car. Poor fellow! he thought I was going, too. I bought what I thought you would and the grocer lent me the bas-a happy dinner that was, and J« >w happy we were as we sat there long ter everybody had finished. Mamma Bob for his sacrifice, and then his head down on her shoulder she told him how fond we all 'op, and what a good dog he by, when they were all gone papa again, and tlitf dinner was $ jared away, I don't think I was at all eft rprised to see a gentleman coming m |oJasked to see Mr. Bradford. Fred hi td been recommended to him, and he ei gaged him as assistant librarian in a large free library that had just been Opened. We were all delighted, for it ww. just the position he would have Jl!Sd. From that day, things slowly ijn proved, and as the spring opened we fo xnd ourselves almost comfortable ain. Tiuly it had been a hard winter. Suddenly I woke up to the fact that I W IS twenty-two years old! Where had th 9 time gone? Bob was a tall, manly-it) iking fellow of nineteen; wonderful tc relate, studying medicine very hard, ai d in love with every pretty girl that h< saw. He who used to despise girls w is now most susceptible, and continual y meeting "tho most beautiful young la ly he had ever seen." I laughed at him and wondered sometimes if Fred hi d been like that when he was ninc-te in. Fred was very sober and sedate, as befitted the head of the family. Less feh in three years after our removal from th) city, father had died, and mother so >n followed him. Will and Lisa came me while mother was ill, and Agnes staid a year; then she was married and Wftnt to a home of her owjn. Ned was in bt siness with her husband. had now full charge of the li- I often used to go there with in the evening, for when Bob was it was very lonesome at home, till of the directors fell in love with me. sure I don't see how it happened, he did so. He asked Fred to mtro-him, and then begged permission on me. He was very kind and ting, and told me quantities of He was more than twice my „, und I was. greatly surprised when told me he loved me and wanted me foi- a wife. I never had a lover, an d it was very uncomfortable. I didn'r, kit ow what to say; if he would only ask a i (uestion so I could answer, instead of an fing what he would like. Then he sa d he would go away for a little tim an d I might think it over. I was glad oil that, for Fred would soon be here, for me. As soon I began to question him. do you think you would like it get married and go and leave II y::;yyyyy-y:Xs~.:y.yyi":- t"'-y:yry}::':^£fxyyy-«y: m- M:- , and pinched my cheek. i Mr. Benton came in I had to t his answer myself. I told him t did not love him and so I could foolTn'. ' —-•*}. "Nayburs ob mine whoyfowe all — butchers widin a circle ob a mile kin pay fo' dollahs cash fur a liberty rig on Sunday an'" I shan't criticise. Wives may go shoppin ebery day in de week an' gin parties ebery night, an' my ole woman will keep the cabin jist de same. Since we quit wonderin' and speculatin' ober dese fings we feel much better, we know fur a fact jist how fur we kin make money go. If odder folks kin lib like lords on a salary of $600 a y'ar, it's a streak of good luck an' none of our biz-ness. My advice to you am to let such fings pass. Dey are mysteries wid which we have no bizness, an de rno' you ponder ober dem de less you will injoy what you hab honestly aimed by hard work an' saved by good economy." ' HOW A BULLY W0EKS. There is always one bully in every team, who gets all the choice bits that are stolen by the others, and generally manages to keep fat, no matter how short they are of provisions. He waits for the others to make the raid, and then stands on the outside to take it away from them. These bullies are in several grades. There is the chief, of whom all are afraid, and then there is the next in rank, of whom all are afraid but the chief; a third, of whom all are ifraid but the two, and so on down. Sometimes tho food is cut into small pieces and thrown out upon the ice for ill to help themselves, and then there ts a rough-and-tumble fight, and snarling and growling, as if a whole cage of hyenas had broken loose. But here the bullies have no advantage ; indeed, the advantage is with the small, lively fellows that slip in and get the meat while the big ones are fighting. When a dog manages to steal a piece of meat he has * lively time of it, for soon every dog in ump is after him, and he has to eat it •>n the run, if at all, headed off at every turn by one of the bullies, and whining uid choking at the same time. It certainly is one of the most comical exhibi IEATH OF A DWAAF. Nutt, the died at New York, recently, aged 37, after a two-months' illness of Bright's disease. His real name was George Washington Morrison, and he was a native of Manchester, N. H., where his parents are, or were a few years ago living and where he has brothers of the ordinary hight. The commodore's hight was but 43 inches, and it was a queer sight to him a child in size but a man in dress and features driving a farmer's wagon and contentedly spitting tobacco juice over the wheels, v.- v-,:y • •s REPUBLICANS IN FfcANOE. V'; v- •• On Easter Day, while vespers were being said at the church of St. Medard, Paris, two men named Menot and Dine-cher, belonging to the working classes, entered the sacred edifice with their hats their and when with on their conduct struck the beadles and even beat the priest at the altatr. When arrested the men endeavored to straight excite the mob by crying, " Citizens. they are taking 'birda whbb inhab& %< compared With Europe aijid North America, Dr. Van Lennep explains the circumstance by the fact that " even those of feeblest wing have an easy road from Palestine, Syria and Mesopotamia, by the Isthmus of Suez, and over the narrow Red sea, to their winter quarters in tropical Africa, while nature has provided them with extraordinary means of conveyance from Asia Minor southward across the Mediterranean. The swallow, and many other birds of similar powers of flight, are able to cross over the entire breadth of the Mediterranean, especially by taking advantage of a favorable wind. But many birds are quite incapable of flying over a surface of 350 miles from headland to headland across the Mediterranean without alighting, and would require many days, and even weeks, to perform the trip through Syria and Palestine. Such are the ortolans, darnagas, bec-figs, wren, titmouse, smaller thrushes and finches, with a hundred other diminutive specimens of the feathered tribes; and as the severity of the winter would be fatal to them, not only in Asia Minor, but even in Syria and Palestine, He who is ever mindful of the smallest of His creatures has provided them with means of transportation to a more genial clime. Many of them, indeed, find their way downward from Palestine into Arabia and Egypt, but this would be difficult, if not impossible, where lofty mountains and broad seas intervene, and to meet such cases the crane has Jpeen provided Most of these birds are migratory. In the autumn numerous flocks may be seen coming from the north with the first cold blast from that quarter, flying low and uttering a peculiar cry as if of alarm, as they circle over the cultivated plains. Little birds of every species may then be seen flying up to them, while the twittering songs of those already comfortably settled upon their backs may be distinctly heard. On their return in the spring they fly high, apparently considering that their little passengers can easily find their way down to the earth. As Dr. Van Lennep has "spent almost a lifetime in the East," I conclude he has been an eyewitness of the above facts, and, therefore, his testimony is conclusive.— Nalure. _____ SCOTCH VACCINATION. " Apropos of vaccination, says the London Truth, some members ot a certain noble English household were desired to submit themselves to the ordeal of re-vaccination. The lymph was to be extracted from tho arm of the infant son of the house. All to whom the operation was considered needful undorwent the process quietly enough, until it came the cook's turn. This cook, who was a brawny Scotch woman, steadfastly and steadily refused on the ground that "no English bluid should enter her veins." _ After much expostulation and delay, she family have at home. "lemses,rwere' Boys who intend tc should early begin to for some desirable methJ two or three fingers ai Most boys can do this without Til Trying to pick a card out of a job when it is in operation is a good way. Most job presses feel gloomy and unhappy until they have eaten the fingers oft two or three boys. Then they go on with their work cheerfully and even hilariously.—Puck. NIHILIST SYSTEM. As for the nihilists, despite every investigation, all that is known—and this is the only re-assuring thing—is that they have no accomplices in the army of the real nobility nor among the peasantry. They are almost exclusively recruited among the declassos, especially the young men, whose unsatisfied ambition stimulates a fanaticism carried to au incredible pitch. Thus at some previous executions the culprits scandalized the peasants by their irreligion. The watchword was given, and at the last executions the culprits showed respect for the cross in thtir last moments. This was obedience in the highest degree. It will be difficult to overcome nihilism, because it is organized in small groups connected only by ene member with each other, so that even those enrolled do not know members of other branches. Thus on the day of the assassination there can be no doubt that the famous mine which was discovered, was unconnected with the group that performed the assassination, and that its purpose was not to blow up the emperor, but to stop his carriage and afford others time to assassinate him, after the fashion of the haycart which stopped Gen Prim's carriage at Madrid. For instance, it is known that every nihilist is now'obi not to absent himself from Iris di more than twelve hours at a-" when that interval is exceeded, his complices go up to his lodgings burn everything that might compromise him. Thus a recently captured nihilist refused to give his name and address. Then, after a certain.time, he consulted. . his watch and gave his name and address. The police hurried to his lodgings and, found that two hours before persons had been there and burnt all his papers- " '• - VJ 1 .1 '• IV :;4. A POOR MEAL. A Wbman at Cape Giradeau, Mo., had suffered from a husband's traced hira to a barroom, where he was playing cards with several companions. Setting a covered dish she held in hands down upon the table, she "presuming, husband that you were busy to come home t® dinner, I hi brought you yours," and departed. With a forced laujrh he invited his friends to dine with him; but on removing the cover from the dish found only a slip of paper, on which was written: *'I you enjoy your meal; it is the« vaccinated with lymph taken a Scotch calf. 11 taKen Her arm Spring has come robed in green and took re-vaccinated, crowned with republicans and free- and with much triumph she asserts the plo^- a^d J^ir^ thKkere to "prison^'" Their efforts proved fact aa showing the unmistakable unavailing, and they were safely locked riority of I up, tried and fined. noble English! Scotch beauty; and All rp forth to the maker - • ?y • '.-•t V'yy? y&^+y
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THOMPSONYILLE, CONN., T HURSDAY, JJJNE 2, 1881. y-yy
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E. F. PARSONS, M. 3>„
piIYSIClAN AND SURGEON. Residence
hihI office cor. Pleasant and
School streets,"Thompsonville, Conn.
J. HOMER DARLING, M. D.,
TJ OMEOPATIIIC PIIYSTCIAN.—
Pleasant St., Thompsonville, Conn.
E. 0. WILIUK,
l^ENTIST. Office on Pleasant Street,
second house north of Hotel,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MI;s. SIMPSON'S BUILDING,
THE PARSONS PRINTING CO.,
"JRJO 1O>„KU '- A• ND JOB PR—IN- TERS,» and«
GEORGE P. CLARK,
TV/I" ANUFACTURER of Patent Rubber
C;isters. Windsor Locks, Conn.
A. W. CONVERSE & CO.,
TRON FOUNDRY. Manufacture all
-*- kkiinnddss noff ITRROOWN Cn ASTINGS,
sor Locks, Conn.
GEORGE GLOYER, JR.
TV/TACIIINIST and General Repairer.
All kinds of Mowing Machines
Repaired. Windsor Locks, Conn.
S. McAULEY & CO.
Pork. Lard, Hanis, Fish and
'oultry, Game, etc., in
Windsor Locks, Conn.
Oysters, Pi 15% .
A FANCY PORTRAIT.
See, there she sits, in her high-backed chair,
With her neat gray dress and her silver hair,
Though calmly she sits, she works with a will,
For her thoughts and her lingers never aro still.
She's callcd an "Old Maid," but little she cs
For her heart is as fresh as the flower she wears;
She visits the sick in their hour of need,
And the poor always find her a friend indeed.
She cares not for pleasure, position, or pelf,
She tliiuks but ior others, and ne'er for herself
And her life, so unselfish, is well repaid,
For every one loves that dear "Old Maid."
Publishers of The Thompsonville
Main Street, Thompsonville,
Office connected by telephone.
H. II. ELLIS,
"I DEALER in all kinds of one, two and
four foot Wood. Orders left at A.
T. Lord's will receive prompt attention.
THE T. PEASE & SONS CO.,
WiIOLESALE and Retail Dealers in
y Lumber and Building Materials.
Yards at Thompsonville and Windsor
Locks, Conn. Steam Planing Mill at
Thompsonville. Connected by telephone
with Springfield, Hartford and New
A. B. STOCKWELL,
TKfOOD, COAL, BALED IIAY
'T Livery and Feed Stable.
and Teaming promptly at-
Windsor Locks, Conn.
T>EEF, Pork, Mutton, Lamb, Poultry
Tripe, Ham, Lard, etc. A11 kinds o
les Main Street, Wind-
Meats and Yegetables in their season, at
lowest cash prices. ~ "— ~
sor Locks, Conn.
T>EEF, Pork, Mutton, Lamb, Poultry,
liipe, Ham, Lard, &c\ German
Sausage, from the best New York makers,
kept constantly on hand. All kinds
of^Meat-s in their season at lowest cash
Dli^JU:,in Street, Thompsonville.
JOHN C. WEISING,
TVTAXUFACTURER of and Dealer in
-L-L Foreign and Domestic Cigars, Plug
and Fine Cut, Chewing and Smoking
Tobacco, Pipes, &c., Thompsonville, Ct.
T> F. LORD, Proprietor. Also Pro-prietor
of Franklin Hall. Good
Livery and Feed Stable connected with
Hotel. Main St., Thompsonville, Conn.
JOHN H. IIALLIDAY,
A TTORNEY and Counselor at Law.
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