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V&-ZZ ;'-U - V - _ I %••• 6 ££;: j;. |^:. • 'i-r.. £•'. - 5, YOL. II. THOMPSONVILLE; •usiness lirettofu, E. P. PARSON, M. I)., pIIYSIClAN AND SURGEON. Resi-donee and. ollioe cor. Pleasant and ochool streets, Thompsonville, Conn. J. HOMER DARLING, M. D., "XT OMEO PATH IC PHYSICIAN.— 1 leasant St., Thompsonville, Conn. E. 0. WILBUR, T)ENTIST. Office on Pleasant Street, second house north of Hotel, Ihompsonville, Conn. JOKW HAMLIN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, MKS. SIMPSON'S BUILDING, TnoMPsoxvnxE . . . . CONN. THE PARSONS PRINTING CO., "RO Av AND JOB PRINTERS, and /ublishovs of The Thompsonville 1 r is, Main Street, Thompsonville, ^onn- Office connected by telephone. H. H. ELLIS, 1 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., WHOLESALE and Retail Dealers in *" Lumber and Building Materials. Yards at Thompsonville and Windsor jLocks, Conn. Steam Planing Mill at Thompsonville. Connected by telephone with Springfield, Hartford and New Haven. BENJAMIN BRIGHT, Pork, Mutton, Lamb, Poultry, Tripe, Ham, Lard, &c. German Sausage, from the best New York makers, kept constantly on hand. All kinds of Meats in their season at lowest cash prices. Main Street, Thompsonville. JOHN C. WEISING, lyj"ANUFACTURER of and Dealer in 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. HALLIDAY, A TTORNEY and Counselor at Law. Special attention given to the settlement of Estates. Collections promptly attended to. Mansley's Block, Main Street, Thompsonville, Conn. JOHN COATS, ATTORNEY AND" COT AT LAW. Office over Lindsey's Drug Store, Thompsonville, Conn. JAMES WATSON, (^RAIN, MEAL AND FEED 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 always on hand at Thompsonville mills. CI1AS. E. PRICE, Agt., "TiEALEll in Wood and Coal. Wood U 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 band. Shaving, Shampooing, Hair Cutting, Razor Honing, &c. Under Lord's Hotel, Thompsonville, Conn. DAYID BRAINARD, TNSURANCE AGENT. Insures all classes of Buildings and contents against firo. 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. Tlicrnpsonville, Conn. EDWIN KING, UNDERTAKER, WIU Fl'RNISlI COFFINS AND CASKETS Of all kinds, at &liort notice. Stein's Patent Caskets WltU sliding gla?s, always on h.ni<i. FUDeral Supplies, Burial Clothing, etc . kepi on hand and wade to order. Ice Box turn lulled when necessary. Terms always reasonable. Pease's Block, Main Street, THOMPSONVILLE, CONN. JAMES & F. E.. ELY, —AGENTS FOIT— JitM, Hartford aM I'imii Iraram Companies, of Hartford. People's, of MiddletGwn. Continental, of .>ew i oj ... North British and Mercantile Insurance Companies of London. FIBB ASSOCIATION, OF PHILADELPHIA iyAll risks written in these Companies at the lowest rates. - Tickets for the Cunard Line of Steamers, to and from Europe, sold at lowest rates. Main Street, Thompsonville, Conn. 1881—THE CHEAPEST—1881 Route to Few York : AND ONK OF TUB BEST r COSTING 0S1Y ONE DOLLAR. Jr m- si.oo m Each way, by taking excursion tlcktts). Single tickets, S1.39, earh case flret-class. Costs for deck passage only se*enty-five cents (75 cents) eacn way, by taking excursion tickets, Sinsle tickets, SI, large deductions to large parties, military companies, excursionists, sc., Ac. State Hooms, 50c.. ?5c. and #1. Uood Meals, SO cents. Excursion Tickets good for sixty Leave Hartford Daily 4 P. M. SATURDAYS EXCEPTED. Leave New York Daily 4 P. M. SUNDAYS EXCEPTED. - All persvts are forbid trusting any one on account of : tlrtae bouts or the II.tK. Y. Steamboat Oouiiuny. gi jasrtXonl, Apr:l 16tb, 13S1. v GEORGE P. CLARK, AT ANUFAC rUREli of Patent Rubber Carters. Windsor Locks, Conn. A. W. CONVERSE & CO., TIION FOUNDRY. Manufacture x kinds of IRON CASTINGS, sor Looks, Conn. all Wind- GEORGE GLOVER, JR. A/T ACIIINIST and General Repairer A All kinds of Mowing Machines Repaired. Windsor Locks, Conn. S. McAULEY & CO. Pork, Lard, Hams, Fish and Oysters, Poultry, Game, etc., in their season. Windsor Locks, Conn. A. B. STOCKWELL, WOOD, COAL. BALED HAY, &c. " Livery and Feed Stable. All kinds of Jobbing and Teaming promptly attended to. Windsor Locks, Conn. MORAN BROTHERS, T)EEF, Pork, Mutton, Lamb, Poultry, -*J Tripe, Ham, Lard, etc. All kinds of Meats and Vegetables in their season, at lowest cash prices. Main Street, Windsor Locks, Conn. L. CHANDLER, TV/fANUFACTURER of all kinds of -LTJ- 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, AT ANUFACTURERS of and dealers in X'A Furniture, Stoves, Tin and Sheet Iron Wares, Crockery, Glass-Ware, Lead and Cement Pipe, and House Furnishing Goods f^neraJlv. Slate and Tin Rooting and General Jobbing, Windsor Locks, Conn. JOHN COTTER Q ARPENTER and HOUSE ER. BUILD-Windsor Locks, Conn. CHAS. J. SHORT, A/I ARBLE 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. •p J. CONNELL, Carpenter and House Builder, :, WINDSOB R^JPYG^CCACB-.— All Jobbing promptly attended to. DRIFTED APART, We had a little quarrel, She and I; We thought to mend our quarrel By-and-by; But we made such long delay The forgiving word to say, That we driited far away, She and I. We had been friends together, She and I, Through clear and cloudy weather, She and I; Our friendship we'd declared, Our cares and comforts shared, And most pleasantly had fared, She and I. No evil genius dreading, She and I Spoke freely of our wedding By-and-by; And talked as lovers do, Of a cosy nest for two; Such a home we had in view, She and I. We met and were light-hearted, She and I; Bnt sorrowfully parted, She and I; And though bitter the regret At the broken amulet; We have never spoken yet, She or I, They say I'm rather mulish; That may be; And I waa young and foolish— So was she; 'x 'Twas a quarrel most absurd, And I can't recall a word, And just how the breach occurred Puzzles me. We had a foolish quarrel, She and I, That furnishes a moral— Who'll deny ? So^£ any one offends, Let him haste to make amends; If he waits he'll have no friends By-and-by. CHARTER OAK HOUSE, Five Rods South of the Depot, MAIN ST., WINDSOR LOCKS, COM. HENRY CUTLER, Proprietor. JOHN B. DOUGLAS, ATTORNEY aM COUNSELOR AT LAI And Notary Public. Practices in all the State and United States Courts of Connecticut. Patents and Pensions promptly obtained. Collections ma'de anywhere in the United States. Office Opposite the Ferry, WINDSOR LOCKS CONN. F. W. BROWN, A RCHITECT and BUILDER. Build-imnggss raised and moved. All work done in a satisfactor Boston Neck, r manner. Nuffield, Conn. J. J. NOLAN, pARPENTER and BUILDER. Vbinnnrgr nprrnommnpft.llvy «att.tfepnnrdiperdt ttno . house Point. Conn. Job- Ware- Fire Insurance ! PHQSNIX INS. CO., Assets, $2,733,341.27. INSURANCE CO. OK NORTH AMERICA, Assets, $6,591,740.10. POLICIES WRITTE N AT T11E 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: NATION AI., of Hartford, ORIENT, " " CONTINENTAL, " NORTH BRITISH and MERCANTILE, of London and Liverpool, CONTINENTAL, of New York, FIRE ASSOCIATION, of Philadelphia. Draft and Passage Tickets Sold at satisfactory rates, AT THTTC POST-OFFICK, WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. J7RANK G. BURT, 2TEWS DEALER. Newspapers, Magazines and Periodicals of tiie various kinds for sale. Subscriptions received at the lowest cash rates No Sunday papers sold. &F Agent for THE THOMPSONVIIXE PRESS.,., ALSO, DEALER IN SMMM Stationery. Books, Nuts, Confectionery, etc. Agent for E. Reynold's Rubber Stamps. ; Main Street#^ ~ WINDSOR LOCKS . . Two Dogs. " The queerest pair of fruit-tree agents that ever came my way!" And Farmer Richards's head bobbed more emphatically than usual. ' Of whom are you speaking? " asked his good wife, pausing with needle uplifted and thimble poised, her eyes expressing the wonder inspired by her liege lord's peculiar manner. Jet shook the snow-flakes in a shower over the white floor, and then squatte the dignity and solemnity of a sultan, while his dark eyes rolled from one to another of the group, as if demanding in a mute way their undivided attention to the explanation Farmer Richards was about to feive. "I was alluding to two strangers Jet and I have been entertaining. I was tying Prince and Lightfoot in the stable, when a litle noise outside made me glance around, and I saw two burly fellows peering through the door. They were looking curiously at the horses, but when they saw me, said that they had walked over from the village, and were cold, and thought they would stop and get warm. It seemed strange that any one would get very cold walking so short a distance, on so mild a day as this, and I did not like their looks, but told them to come to the house; and I took them to the east room, and stirred up the fire, and gave them chairs. Jet followed them, growling at every step, and showing his teeth in an ugly way. I spoke to Jet, and he became quiet, but I knew he was as suspicious of the villains as I was; and I never knew Jet to be far wrong in his estimate of men. Well, the very first thing after staring around, one of them gave a shrill whistle." "I heard it," said Salome; "but I thought it was Bob calling Creole." "They sat there by the fire, and cursed the country, then told me they were agents for fruit-trees, and didn't I want some. I told them I wouldn't mind looking over their catalogue,—I remembered Salome's tea-rose that died, and had a notion to get her another,— and if their grapes were not too dear, might get some to replace those which were winter-killed last winter. They muttered and stammered and fished around in their pockets, and at last made out to say that they had left their catalogues at the hotel. I thought of their sharp looks in the stable, and of Jet's snuffs and growls,and noticed hew he watched them from the corner in which he was crouched, and, putting all together, concluded they would bear watching. They had no specimens o fruit, either; and when I asked them the name of the nursery they were travelling for, one muttered something inaudible, and the other look such a hard fit of coughing, it would have drowned his companion's voice if he had said anything intelligible. And the farmer paused, with the air of a man relieved of a great burden; for the relation of an incident was a tiresome task to a non-communicative man like Mr. Richards. "Do you think they were tramps, father?" asked Salome, looking anxiously in her father's face. ; ? Horse-thieves, most likely." * * But you are known to have large amounts of money sometimes. Do you not think they might be spying around on that account?" queried Mrs. Richards, glowing quite pale while making the suggestion. * C " No; I think ftiey looised hardly bold enough for that. But we will keep our eyes open and be ready for any emergency. Jec and Creole are worth a squad of soldier's for protection." , And the farmer went about his chores that night, with a determination to be more than ever careful about the locks of the house and barn. For the breaking would require a little noise, and he had the utmost confidence in the strength and protection of the farm pets,—Jet and Creole, l ? '.. iX-'".- •• .• • . .•w-' *- ../"..J; ; :.v S . . THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1881. They were noble animals. huge Newfoundland—kind ai tionate to friends and neighbors feiociout) as a blood hound jto an against whom his truthful warned him, who would faithfully and defend unto death itself the fat over whose interests, in lijs „ow he was so watchful. Creole was a slender, lithe s; with brown, curling hair, and ' eyes; and docile, yet eager and to serve, and as faithful to his trust as was Jet, but accomplishing by tf)cks many things which Jet would dctby muscular strength. He would e#ry notes to any one whom he knew, if shown a shred of cloth, which hadtfjM> chance been left by the person for wp§h* the note was intended Creole was as useful as a servant Richards was wont to say. He carry the shavings in a basket, an; chips, carry packages, and ring th This was an immense brazen a with a clanging tongue, which, rung, could be heard a mile or fcwi a farmer's dinner-bell. It hung belfry over the kitchen, and Creole, sign from Salome, would mount a b<J*» tug at the rope industriously for aMut five minutes or more, summoning tjhe workmen from the remotest corneal of the large farm. The family consisted of but five persons. The father, mother, and bed-riddfn grandmother, Salome and Rob. f/l6 parents" were thrifty and well-to*< o Honest, Christian people, doing I Lord's work, or earth's work, with eat »- est hearts and willing hands. Rob wpS Salome was a little beauty, with broifs f" brown hair, eyes of luminous vittl ^ gray, which once seen are never for; ten, whose depths of tenderness veii« though oft by a mist of hanteur, hau our dreams. She was not without admirers, Max Wheeler had, until lately, looked upon as the favored one. B smile too many to a rival had been basis, then there was not lacking otfiJ incidents to help build up as fine a qt rel as ever two young lovers reveled The breach was now formidable indetl Max had not been to the house weeks, and, when they met, it was VJ scarcely a nod of recognition. 7 trouble was apparent in Max's se: face; and Salome's teare were she the privacy of her own room, the wiser of their falling. aY at . V^st ;hts, for tomorTo 'ing to Bolton, a town abo distant, and had promised hi an aunt, who resided, place. ^ But, when the day came, grandmother said, piteously: "How shall I spare you, 'Lome head troubles me; and your hand softer than Ruth's." " * - ^ And Salome, knowing how much her^ mother would enjoy the visit, decided toj remain with her grandmother, and with| swift and loving hands helped her mothers get ready for the journey. V After their departure, the day passed) pleasantly enough, though somewhat: lonely, but Salome found plenty of em-! ployment to drivo away the dullness. The day wore on apace, and with evening came Rob from school, in aglow of excitement over the prospect of a sp6 ing-scliool. "You are not afraid to stay, are you, sis? I'll be back by ten." * And Salome smiled an indulgent nega-., tive at the eager lad, so sure of his own importance,—the sole man about the house. And Rob went off whistling, but came back directly Let Creole ring the bell if you need^ "Read, 'Lomie, I am quite sleepy, dear." The thin voice sounded so far away to the poor, stricken girl. But she opened the holy volume, with a great despair tugging at her heart-strings, and began to read. Starting at fancied noises, her voice quavering through the sentences sinking sometimes to almost a gasp. " Read louder, Salome." And the aged woman raised herself higher upon the pillows, and poor little Salome's voice rose shrill and distinct for the moment,but with many a quaver, as the peril which beset them rose before her. " ' Ask, and it shall be given.' " The words divine stirred her frightened heart. If she asked the Father for aid would it be given? It would! it would! He would show her some way out of the horrors of the night. And, closing the book, she prayed so innocently, and so earnestly, for aid, in approaching trials, deliverance from coming evils, that the sinful hearts of the listeners, in the room beyond, should have been moved to pity the. helplessness before them. Even before the prayer was finished an idea came to her. Heaven-sent she is sure, even now; but Would she dare to act upon it? "Let Creole ring the bell." Rob's words recurred again. Her courage was rising. Surely, she had two protectors near. She rose peaceful and brave. " Now your fresh cO of water, and then we will both sleep so soundly, grandma." And grandmother smiied a sleep^ is-a bright intelligent lad of twelve.; fH & :>Bent. Steady steps across the kitchen to Rob's ridiculous shelf of Creole's trophies. A glove? Max's! What odds! He was brave and strong,—the man of Ml others she would have chosen. . She noiselessly opened the kitchen door. A motion of the hand, and Jet strode in bold and good-natured, and crouched himself by the window ledge. "Then the glove was shaken before the nose of Creole, then fastened with a dexterous hand in his shining collar, then she touched the dangling rope, and with the swiftness of a fawn was back to grandmother's bed with a glassful of water. £ "How you shake. Have you the ague, sfehild? Take care. Don't, spill the ^water." Hark! The iron tongue of the bell ^ calling, "Come quickly, come!" If they should suspect. In spite e closed tloors, it soundfed so fatally par. A great effort to shake off her 'growing tenor. - , "The school-bell! Just intermission, Ifiid Rob won't be home for an hour. I . would not wonder, grandma, if he would stop with Archie Long all night." p But grandma shook her head, sleeply, wondering why Salome had setjCreole at the bell, but too sleepy to "hsk; and Salome sat down in the arm chair to wait. £•' Not tor long for the echoes of the bell had scarcely died away, when there was a stir in the other room, a stir which brought Jet sauntering in. But he came ajid stood beside Salome's chair, at a sign from her. She had never fainted, but for one moment the world seemed to be slippii g from beneath her feet. She must be brave, and then a rough voice accosted her, and a rougher voice leered at her. Is the house afire that you are ringing the bell ?" "I did not ring the bell," she answered, as brave as a young Amazon. "Perhaps you can tell me your errand here at this late hour." He leered at her like fiend. mi'« We only had a fancy for the contents of your father's strong box, miss. -I "Down, Jet!" " Hallo! what did you ring for a fellow for? If there a'n'tMax and grandmother not the worst. If it hadn't been for that tarnal bell. I would have spelled the school down. There were only nineteen up, any way, when I came away; scared mo so I missed 'colonel.' " " You see, Rob, I had need of a protector," said Salome. And Max told the astonished boy the story. " I'll bet they are th^ bogus fruit-tree dealers who were here the other day," he quoth. A truth, as it proved. Tramps, who feigned business to get an entree into the houses of the wealthy farmers, that they might possess themselves of information useful to them in the accomplishment of their nefarious purposes. When Mr. and Mrs. Richard returned next day, they heard two pieces of surprising news. First, the attempted burglary, of course, and next, that the quarrel between their pretty daughter and Max Wheeler was a tiling of the past. The old grandmother lived to tell the story to Salome's children, when Jet's coat was tinged with gray. For. though this, particular exploit happened years ago, Jet and Creole continue to be the heroes par excellence of the neighborhood! Their bravery and sagacity are undiminished by the passing years. „ _ t, 'T• or the dog, bristling with anger, me to help about grandmcfther before l|%ould scarcely be held by that slender get around," he said, "with ain air . 0% hand. great importance. And then run off, certain that he had done his duty in the manliest way. But grandmother chuckled witli de- don't make a fuss,and if you re quiet,and light it the idea of ringing the bell foi keep the dog off, till we get off with the Rous help, and declared that she felt booty. You will only be a few thousands " I have a persuader for such foes,' said the villain, drawing a revolver; " but I don't want to hurt yon, if you TESTING SEEDS. It is discouraging to manure, I low, harrow, and sow or plant, and after all this labor have the crop fail from the lack of good seeds. In ordinary seasons and at the usual planting time failures like these may be avoided by first testing the seeds. The usual course is to resow with other untested seeds. Over a large portion of theoountrythe season has been most unusual, and in many cases the planting and sowing has been delayed even until now. At this late day we can afford to run no risks; the first planting must now be the last, as it will be altogether too late to repair failure from poor seed by reseeding. While in all cases where there is the least doubt as to their vitality it is proper that seeds should be tested in advance; at this particular time this precaution becomes imperative. By all means see that this source of bad luck is removed. It is an easy matter to test the seeds and make sure that they are right. ... ,vv._ -• • • « A small quantity of the corn or other field seed, and even down to packets of flower seeds, is to be taken from the mass, so well mixed previously as to get an average sample. Take from five to a hundred seeds, according to the small or large amount of it, put them in a box of moist earth, or even in moist cotton. Keep them in a warm place in the house at night, and during the day in the sun, either in a window or out ol doors. A very few days, depending upon the kind of seed, and the favoring conditions of warmth and moisture, will show an expanding germ or sprout from the really good seeds. Without waiting for the visible germ one can usually tell a live seed by its swelling, and find the germ by cutting it open. The numbei of active seeds in the whole numbei tested will show the percentage that will be likely to grow in the field or garden. For large seeds, such as corn, beans, peas, etc., another method is to take two squares of sod, scatter fifty or a hundred seeds upon the earth side of one sod, and cover it with the other, putting the earth side down. Place the sods iq a warm, sunny place near the the house, and water should it be needed. By carefully lifting an edge of the uppei sod progress can be watched, and at the proper time the whole can be examined and the failures counted. Less than half an hour's time and attention, all told, will suffice by either method to test the seed to be used on ten to a hundred acres.—Agriculturist. Brainard's Advertisement. i BUCKEYE MOWER! STANDARD MACHINE OF AMERICA! 1 QZiy j Almost a Quarter Century of 11001 xO0 (. \ Grand Successes. IXOOJ-« 25 Machines Made in 1857. j 350,000 ALREADY IUST TJSE ; A number not equaled by any other Machine. The four great establishments engaged in its manufacture cover an area of 50 acres and employ 2300 men. ;5 The number of Medals awarded the Buckeye every year are legion. j We sum up as follows : . Tie Bictoye is tin: Simplest HacUoe made. The Bocteye is tlie Most Durable Machine male. Tie Bicbn is th LiMest Draft HacMie made. Tte Bacfaye Costs Less for Repairs tlian any MacMp. Bncleye will suit yoi Eyjry Time. ;4> The Bullard Hay worse off. "Lay down that weapon, then," she said, with decision. " And that I won't." 5 But the words were scarcely uttered, when Jet bounded like an ebon ball against the uplifted arm, and the revolver spun across the room, 'falling with a dull thud, a crashing report, and a broken window-glass. The burly form of the villain was borne down by the shaggy dog. There were savage growls and brutal oaths. Another, oh, there were two! For now another came forward, and fired a shot, aimed at the but an unforseen movement sent the bullet crashing through the fallen ruffian's head. The revolver dxopped from the fcllowa nerveless hands. .r p O,Tom! I didn't mean that for you!' he groaned. And he stooped down beside his wounded ^r&e r in tan a^ony;jofre- Jet realized the situation at once, and, loosening his hold, retreated a few steps with dignity. And at that moment came swift steps tip the walk outside, and Max Wheeler petered, followed by Creole. ? V Salome, did you send for me? " Slter white lips could frame no reply, ghfe simply pointed to the scene just oyer lite threshold of the next room. Tlh^one ruffian supported in the arms of not have screamed; terror kept her- the other, and Jet watching both with quiet, and chained tongue and voice. - C yci|imphant eyes. stronger to-night than she had for weeks. But sometimes, poor soul, she became perfectly helpless, and this Rob knew But no weak spell beset her that night. Salome's cool hand had charmed the pain from the sweet old brow, and, when eight strokes rang out from the old cjpck, she told her grandmother she was ready for evening worship. The room devoted to grandmother's use was on the first floor; the kitchen on one side, and the family sitting-room on the other, and on the third, the room known as " mother's," for the mother liked to be in call of the aged woman. On the fourth side two windows opened out upon the lawn. To-night Salomei was to occupy a lounge in grandmother's room. Rob was to sleep in the family bed-room, and it was there Salome went to get the Bible, which, when not in use, lay upon a stand by her mother's bed. The door stood syar, but, when she pushed it open, a broad track of light lay over the threshold, and across the room; so she took no lamp, but, going with swift steps to the stand, took up the" Bible. A slight rustle caught her eaiv-^' Was it the cat? and she glanced around, in4 tently then, and saw the toe of a bobt protruding from beneath the foot of the bed. Her father never left his, boots there. First wonder seized her; it deepened into terror when the boot was slowly, silently withdrawn. She could SENSITIVE TREE. A gentleman of this place has a species of acacia tree grown from a seedbrough-from Australia. The tree is now a sapling some eight feet in hight. It is let guminous and shows the characteristics of the sensitive plant. Regularly every evening about the time the chickens go to roost, the leaves fold together and the ends of the tender twigs coil themselves up like the tail of a pig. After one of the twigs has been stroked or handled, the leaves move uneasily and are in a sort of mild commotion for a minute or more. Recently the tree was transplanted into larger pot. Hardly had it been placed in"its new quarters before the leaves began to stand up in all directions, like the hair on the tail of an angry cat, and soon the whole plant was in a quiver. This could have been endured, but at the same time it gave out an odor most pungent and sickning, just such asmell as is given out by rattlesnakes and many other kinds of snakes in summer when teased. This odor so filled the house and was so sickening that it was found necessary to open the doors and windows. It was fully an hour befose the plant calmed down and folded its leaves in peace. It would probably not have given up the fight even then, had it not been that its time for going to sleep had arrived.— Virginia Enterprise. The Acknowledged Monarch of all. Nearly all its competitors have retired from the field, and the Bullard seems to be Monarch of all it surveys. ,j.*r It will thoroughly turn and spread 5 acres of grass in an hour, thus plishing the work of twelve men, and greatly improving the quality of the hay. BAY STATE RAKE. * ' WE SHALL GIVE OUR CUSTOMERS THEIR CHOICE Between the Tiger and Bay State Rake, both of which are EXCELLENT rakes and - will give good SATISFACTION. She carried the Bible into her grandmother's room; but.her foot&teps dragged, fright had weakened her Dared she shut the door ? No, there waa P* no means of fastening it; and father^ money and bonds in the tiny safest bed's foot.^~> *" Oh, for Rob with his swift feet to for aid< . - But Rob was at tlisit "Ton'Ve got me sure, captain; and I >n't care how soon they send me after &ndtbe surviving! iufglar, not proving refractory, was easily taken care of. L Krii- grandma had to be soothed and to believe that noth ing terrible had arid when Rob came in, quite .inutes later, he found id Salome sitting The czar's new home, the chateau ol Gatsohina, is a paradise for a hunter. A part of the wood belonging to it is con-secrated to bsar-hunting, and is actually hedged around, the bear being as much protected as if he were a fox or a phe&s* ant in England. •&k"•" ..r fe(!k)ntiftotehftve beehmade inEngland . to Isaited States. Repairs! Repairs!! Repairs!!! Repairs for the [Buckeye. Repairs for tlie "Wood. ••• ^ Repairs for tlie Clipper. - . Repairs ibr sail; Kin - yt -.m 4. IOO,QCK> Mowing Machine Knives, for Every Machine Mm ^ 1000 Plow POINTS; WE CAN PIT YW'UuU H. K. BRAIN'
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YOL. II. THOMPSONVILLE;
E. P. PARSON, M. I).,
pIIYSIClAN AND SURGEON. Resi-donee
and. ollioe cor. Pleasant and
ochool streets, Thompsonville, Conn.
J. HOMER DARLING, M. D.,
"XT OMEO PATH IC PHYSICIAN.—
1 leasant St., Thompsonville, Conn.
E. 0. WILBUR,
T)ENTIST. Office on Pleasant Street,
second house north of Hotel,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MKS. SIMPSON'S BUILDING,
TnoMPsoxvnxE . . . . CONN.
THE PARSONS PRINTING CO.,
"RO Av AND JOB PRINTERS, and
/ublishovs of The Thompsonville
1 r is, Main Street, Thompsonville,
^onn- Office connected by telephone.
H. H. ELLIS,
1 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.,
WHOLESALE and Retail Dealers in
*" Lumber and Building Materials.
Yards at Thompsonville and Windsor
jLocks, Conn. Steam Planing Mill at
Thompsonville. Connected by telephone
with Springfield, Hartford and New
Pork, Mutton, Lamb, Poultry,
Tripe, Ham, Lard, &c. German
Sausage, from the best New York makers,
kept constantly on hand. All kinds
of Meats in their season at lowest cash
prices. Main Street, Thompsonville.
JOHN C. WEISING,
lyj"ANUFACTURER of and Dealer in
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. HALLIDAY,
A TTORNEY and Counselor at Law.
Special attention given to the settlement
of Estates. Collections promptly
attended to. Mansley's Block, Main
Street, Thompsonville, Conn.
JOHN COATS, ATTORNEY AND" COT
Office over Lindsey's Drug Store,
(^RAIN, MEAL AND FEED 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 always on hand at Thompsonville
CI1AS. E. PRICE, Agt.,
"TiEALEll in Wood and Coal. Wood
U a specialty; chips for sale. Moving
and heavy teaming done on reasonable
HAIR DRESSING SALOON,
"FREDERICK SMITH, Proprietor. A
choice supply of Shaving Soaps, Hair
Oil, Colognes, Cosmetics, &c., constantly
on band. Shaving, Shampooing,
Hair Cutting, Razor Honing, &c. Under
Lord's Hotel, Thompsonville, Conn.
TNSURANCE AGENT. Insures all
classes of Buildings and contents
against firo. 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. Tlicrnpsonville, Conn.
COFFINS AND CASKETS
Of all kinds, at &liort notice.
Stein's Patent Caskets
WltU sliding gla?s, always on h.ni
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