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WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE • on Pleasant street, the second house north of the hotel, Thompsonville, Conn. Hair Dressing and Shaving. IFREDERICK F. SMITH, Hair Dresser. . Under Thompsonville Hotel, Thompsonville, Conn. All branches of the business done in an artistic manner. Please give me a call. Dry Goods, Etc. WILLIAM FINL4Y, Dealer in Imported and Domestic Dry Goods and Notious. 53 Main street, Mrs. Simpson's block, Thompsonville, Ct. Wood and Coal. / 111ARLES E. PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer O in Wood and Coal. Wood a specialty— Chips for sale. Moving and heavy teaming done on reasonable terms. Thompsonville, Conn. Hotels, Halls, and Livery. rrilOMPSONVILLE HOTEL, BENJ. F. I Lord, Proprietor. Also, proprietor of Franklin Hail. Good Livery and Feeding Stable connected with hotel. Main street. Thompsonville. Conn. HAZARDV1LLE HOTEL, WILLIAM v\ ILLIAMS Proprietor. '1 bis lioiei has ueeu thoroughly renovated aud re-furuislnd ihi oujihout, and is now open for the reception of «.he traveling public. The best clt'oris of ihe proprietor will be put ibnh to make it m all respects a fliot-ciass liutel. Th«; hulel is located on JVluin siieel, Huzardville, Conn. House Furnishing Uoods, Ete. A LLEN & LEETE, Manufacturers and j\. Dealers in Stoves, iin, Glass, and Siivei-Plated Ware, crockery and General House-Furnishing Goods ; also Paints, Oils, aud Varnishes. Agents for Snnth American Organs. ALLEN & LEE IE, . Main street, Thoiup&ouville, Conn. \Y\rYiL XlAM MULLIGAN, Dealer in Stoves, Furniture, Crockery and Oeucral liouse-F ui-nishing Goods. Paints, Oils, Vamisiies, I'aper Hangings, Etc. Undertaking pionipilj attended to. North Alain st., ilioiupsonville, Conn. .Heat and Fish Markets. BEAJAMLN BRIGHT, DEALER IN Beet', Pork, Muttou, Lamb, Poultry, i'ripe, i liun, Lard, &c. German Sausage, from tiie best New York makers, kept constantly on hand. All kinds or Meats in their season at lowest cash prices. Main street, Thompsonville, Coun. Music, Etc. IRA. r». A-IJI-IEKT, Teaoher of Music, ENfclELD, CONN. The latest and most approved methods used, and careful attention given to forming tin! ie<Jhulquts. •• fry-1 aiu agent for several First-class Piano aud Organ makers, and otter their instruments on favorable terms. ><K£: , W' ' vV - ' :0¥ IW4E THOMPSONVILLE, CONN., • '• • ' • • • •r:< -JC !DAY, JANUARY 20, 1887. NO. 36. DJ5JSSL.OW KING, Published every Thursday Evening, by —TKACHKK OF— lusiittss Bireriorg. N. T., N. H., and Hartford Eailfoad, LOCAL TIME-TABLE.— GOING NOKTH. Leave 6.41, 8.52, 10.t)8 a. m.; 12.14, 2.19, 5.22, 7.04, 10.09,11.53 P- NL-ENFIELD BRIDGE—Deduct five minutes from above time. GOING SOUTH. Leave 6.01, 7.18, 9.43, a. m. ; 12.09. 2.43, 4.48, 6.18, 8.08 p. m. ENFIELD BKIDGE—Add five minutes to above time. -SUFFIELD BRANCH. SUFKIKLD TO WINDSOR LOCKS. 7.20 9.30 a. 111.; 1.40, 4.30, 6.10 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS TO SUKFIKLD. 8 15, 10.12 a. m.; 2.04, 5.08, 6.50 p. m. For connections see posters at stations. WHAT DOES It MATTER? f O IP.I .ItOR TGJMGES / 7 PER CENT. INTEREST. PAYABLE SEMI -AKWUALLY. No LOSSES ! FOR SALE BY JOHN HAMLIN, Attorney-at-Law, Mrs. Simpson's Block, Thompsonville, Ct. N: P. PALMER, PHOTOGRAPHER, Thompsonville, - Conn. PICTURE FEAMES OF ALL KINDS. Views of Residences made to order. Copying, Enlarging and Finishing in Ink, Water Colors and Crayons a specialty. Lightning, and later processes used daily at my studio. Sittings made in cloudy or rainy weather. " WILLIAM. MULLIGAN, Practical Undertaker, Gives his prompt, personal, and careful attention to Undertaking in all its brauches. Ho Carries in Stools. Unquestionably the finest assortment of Casket Robes, Shrouds, Linings, etc., that can be found in this section. And he is at your service at any hour of the Day and Night. Warerooms, 5 North Main street, Residence, Pearl street. 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This medicine will restore physical force and elasticity to the system, more surely and speedily than any tonic yet discovered. For six months I suffered from liver and stomach troubles. My food did not nourish me, and I became weak and very much emaciated. I took six bottles of Ayer's Sarsaparilla, and was cured. — Julius M. Palmer, Springfield, Mass. Acer's Sarsaparilla, ~ swell, IfaMa bottlM, *«• Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer ft Co., Lowell, Uui. Sold by I)rug|fUu. Price $1; atx bottl< THE THOMPSONVILLE PRESS. Address P. O. Box 462, Thompsonville, - - - • " Conn. HORACE L. ABBE, —DKALJUI IN— ' Pianos, Organs, Music Books, Organ and Piano Stools, ; * Sheet Music, Etc. Agent for several first-class Pianos. Lessons given on the Organ.- Thompsonville, - - - - - Conn. 1_> D. SPKNCKR.—"The North Store." IV, Dealer in Choice Groceries aud Provisions, Clothing, Hate, Caps, Boots and bhoes. Select stock of Dry and Fancy woods. Farmers' Produce bought aid sold. Corner of Pleasant and Whiv vorsh streets, i nompsonvOle, Conn. THK THOMPSONVILLE PRESS is an eight column folio weekly, tilled with interesting reading—New England, local and general news' and well-selected miscellany. TBKMS: $1.50 a year in advance; six months, 76 cents; three months, 40 cents. Postage prepkid by the publishers. Papers are forwarded until an explicit order is received by the publishers for their discontinuance and until payment ol 1 arrearages is made, as required, by law. No notice will be taken of anonymous sations. Whatever is intended Ion.must be authenticated by and address of the uri'-T—not necessarily for publication, but as a guaranty of good faith. We.do not hold ouifeelves ^ for. any views or opinions expressed in the * ' of our correspondents. JAMES WATSON aud Peed for sale GRAIN, MEAL J . A ""ftalT* supply always on hand. Main street, ttwrnpsonvllle, Conn. XI J. SHELDON, DEALER IN GRO-J? . eerie*, Flour, " "" - > Nations, Choice , Suuff. Orders received tor Ctal and - 5X. Main street, Enlield, Conn. PHRAlM ^TTE^ etc. at short Wealth aud glory, and place and power, What are they worth to me or youf For the lease of life runs out in an hour, And death stands ready to claim his due; Sounding honors or heaps of gold, What are they all when all is told? A pain or a pleasure, a smile or a te ar— WJiat does it matter What we claim? For we stop frosi the cradle into the bier. And a enivless world goes on th*> same. Hours of gladness or hours of sorrow. What does it matter to us to-morrow? Truth of love or vow of friend— Tender caresses or orirl sneers— What do they matter to us in the ond? For the brief day dios and the long night neara. Passionate kissos or tours of gall. The grave will op:.'U ond cover them. all. Homelcss vagrnnt, or honored priest, Poor and luiiuiile, or rich and great- All are racked witli the world's unrest, All must meet with the common fate. Life from childhood till we are old. What is all when all is told? —Ella Wheeler Wilcox. 'eleifail ^toru- HARTE. EATBB OLAL) Nine lines of Brevier type, or <e a square. Cards of one inc year, #8.00. Heading Notices, 10 cento a line. inch, ont-or less, per BpedaJ rates to large advertisers k n o w n o n . — — advance. Births. Marri&ees. and Deatlis inserted free. Obitu&ry notices, & cents a line|^ THBTHOMPSOSVILLK PRKSS will be for oratt AT ENFIKLD I -ale by F. J. Sheldon, at the Post. AT llAZARDV.. .*, at Come over here. I like this corner of the porch best. It's coolest here, and I like to see the vast brown hulk of the peak yonder just over the foothills. Look at the old fellow 1 Harte! 'Twos twelve, yes, thirteen years ago. Harte's hair wasn't white then, and those red fibers weren't in his cheeks, either. You thought him so handsome yesterday, and he is, too. Well, when I first knew Harte he was handsomer, but that something wasn't in his face. Handsome, and clever, too, a gay, open handed, open hearted fellow, with plenty of good parts. The old colonel only half liked him, though, from the first, Harte and he weTe too different. I guess your "like in difference" doesn't work in those cases. You see, the old man's solid, sturdy integrity found something repugnant to it in Harte's "Volatile brilliantness. But he never said anything when he saw how surely Ada's heart set on it. A stern old man, and self asserting; but he let his girl rule him like wax. It wasn't so with the mother when she was alive, and it seemed, some way, as though he tried to make atonement for holding his will too straight with the dead wife by bending every way to the daughter. I say ho never said anything in opposition to Harte—but it happened that he learned of- a little piece of business of Harte's that was even cloudier than he had thought for, I guess. Nothing at all desperate—one of those evidences of moral suppleness we call venial in a man like Harte (for fellows of that sort, you know, the Ten Commandments seem written on tablets of rubber—they can twist them into such astonishing shapes and never crack a letter.) You can guess how that would appear to the colonel, though, as ruggedly, massively upright as that peak. The thought • that his dear girl's life was to be sacrificed ' to such a mask was more than even the • old man could bear. He used to look down»at her sometimes with such mournful, solemn eyes, aud once it overcame his resolution and he spoke his full mind to her. The girl had plenty of will of her own; there was a scene between them before it was over with, and the upshot of it was that she and Harte were married . within a week. They came out here on their wedding j trip. Harte had a little money, and I j suppose wanted to get her away from the i colonel in the first place, for Harte's intel- : lect was too subtle" not to feel the unspoken contempt the old man cherished for him. She was a beautiful girl, one of the sweetest little women that ever lived. A j little petulant and willful, and perhaps as i far spoiled as such a nature could be, but j go<> I enough si ill for any man to worship. And Ilarte did worship her. Ho had no eye, nor ear, nor tongue for anything but just her. The mountains and glens were [ only shadowy backgrounds to him. j Thoy went everywhere about here. They used to take a lunch and drive away to some park or lake high up in the hills, and j stay there all day, climbing to all sorts of | rocky places, for she was venturesome, ; an;l never content until they had toiled up j to some crazy, dizzy lookout. ! • lie place he liked best, though, and | where they oftenest went, was the falls up the canyon here—you know the place where the stream leaps over the smooth edge of the cliff and dashes square against the face of the rock below. • It-doesn't look large, but it rushes down there tremendously. She and Ilarte and I strolled out there one afternoon—such another perfect afternoon as this. I don't know why, perhapa because I had known them all so long, but the talk turned on her father, and Harte walked a little apart, but in hearing still, while she and I talked of him. Of course, I knew of liis opposition to their marriage, and she spoke freely to me of that, and feelingly, too. She said it grieved her to think she had to displease him so, but she was very happy, and could not have chosen otherwise; very, very happy, she said, but sometimes it seemed half sinful to her to be so happy and contented, when her father was so unhappy over it. But he will feel different by and by, she said, brightening, when he knows Harte better. She said she felt very sure of that. Harte's face had a little clouded, and she went from my side to his, taking his hand.in both hers and looking up into his face as we walked along, all of us in quieter mood than usual. Little was said ofter that, and the cloud went from Harte's face in a few moments. I think we were all three as serenely happy as people ever are, and when 'we reached the bend in the road, just beyond which was the falls, Ada half stooped and raised her face to Harte; he stopped and kissed her. I can never forget that;. Pthought at that moment if there over wore two fully happy beings these were they. Just then we come in sight of the fails. The stream had swollen over night, tod it wad roaring grandly, the spray flying high upon the cliff. Ada clapped her hands and ran ahead as impetuous as a child. There is a sharp ascent, you know, and then a little decline to the stream's banlc above the falL Ada, running ahead, had disappeared on the other side of the rid^e before Harte tod I came to it. We clambered up more leisurely, and when wo gained the height Ada was below, on the brink of the torrent, peering down into the foam. •. Harte called to her not to Stand so near; she turned and made a little saucy grimace, we fifty yards away, and on the instant sprang for a pcrilons crag, jutting a mere foot above the water and ten fe*st from the brink of the MI. My heart ied Into my throat, and Harte shouted* gained her footing though, and ».«J&d to wavo her hand at us, then a false step, a sudden aweep of the wlnd "* the cftnyon.arnshofwateroverthe lCj perhaps a swift dizsiness, we never „„jw, but there was a shriek, piercing the I roar, a second's whirl of two wOd arms in washing water, and white I stood lyzed Harte was leaping down the to the foot of the loll. X shouted ftttd leaped aftefcjiim. When I Ated the bottom, how I will neve? >w. for l think ft cat would break her there, Harteftying rook to found tail, where the bowiuera liali OIOCK m channel. The water was beating her bac' and forth against the rocks, a horrible stain floating down from her head.^ Stone dead when he found her, rushing through tho water up to his waist and carrying her to the shore. I came up with him here, but I dared not speak to him. Ho threw himself down, straining the wet form to his breast; , then raised himself on one knee and shook her with all his might, glaring into her eyes, and shrieked: "Speak to me, Ada! Ada!" then laid her down, moaning; then took tho poor crushed head in his arms and laid his cheek j against hers. . I set out for town to get ft carriage.! Q, 'Twas only a little way, yet it seemed to j me impossible to drag my limbs along the ' road. Finally I turned the corner of the hotel —this road right here at our feet, and the first thing I saw, standing right on that step there, smiling as his eyes met mine, was the old colonel. I caught at the trellis here and kept myself from falling; then, for the only time in my life, though I've been on a dozen battle fields, I fainted. When I came to, the old man had gone where I could guess without asking any questions. I crawled around to this corner of the porch, where I could look up the canyon and watch for them, for hours I thought; yet when the carriage came slowly in sight it seemed but the winking of an eye since I had left her first. The old man held her in his arms, his face white and stern. Tho driver wont at a snail's pace, going so carefully over tho least little rut or stone as though tender of that senseless burden. I saw at the first glance that Harte was not in the carriage, and was on tho point of rising to go in search of him when I caught sight of his figure plodding along in the dust behind the carriage. When those in tho carriage found Harte lying by her side, she not more deathly quiet, he had risen up and faced first, tho old man. I suppose even in his wildness Harte felt sympathy for the father's grief; perhaps, too, a flashing contrition, knowing the old man, in his own mind, must hold him accountable for it; so hei suffered him to pick her up and lay her in the carriage, then to climb in after her and motion the driver to turn back, for they saw in an' instant there was no need of surgery, and when they sets, out Harte did not offer to enter the carriage. He followed behind on foot, but there was a hard determination in his haggard face. The old man sprang out, lifting her after him, and carried her in his arms up the Iteps. I followed half through the parlor, thinking to help him, for the old 'man's strength seemed hardly equal to the burden. But ha had gone on without me and laid her on the bed. I would have gone back then, but just as I was turning Harte stepped by me and into the chamber. He took his place by her head near the old mnr^ and the two confronted each other. I would have withdrawn then if I had had the wit, but I saw what might come and felt in a dull, aching way such a desire to help them both, without knowing what to do, that I stayed and stared like a helpless imbecile. Harte stood just at her head, as white.and hard as marble, bolt upright, and looking straight into the colonel's eyes. The colonel looked astonishment at first I think Harte's face was like a revelation tfrhim;- H® had gon«.to4Si take her home with him, and if he considered Harte at all his thoughts had brushed him contemptuously aside; he had only thought of him as a shuffling weakling who had in some mysterious way laid a spell upon his daughter. Of course that was all over now—he could not even keep her when lie had got her. His great grief would allow him no space for resentment now, though; this man had stolen her away, but he would t&ke his girl back now. ' t Those two looked into each other's white faces a moment in silence; then Ilarte advanced an inch's space and cried hoarsely: "Did not she choose? She is mine, mine!" His cry ended in a wailing sob,and he beat hisflst against his breast; but tti'ere was no weakness in the cry—rather it was one so full of wild and desperate strength that no man could have heard it and doubted his ownership in the dead girl. Tho old man did not. Ho looked at Harte a full minute, then slowly left the room, turning to look at him still as he went. Tlicy have never met since, but I know the old colonel doesn't feel toward Harte as he did before that time. It doesn't seem so hard to him now that she should have left him; for he can understand—as who could not, hearing that wild cry— what drew her from him, what she could seo in tho man he thought so despicable. But Harte—well, the old uian went back, and Bhe was buried up there in tho glen, a beautiful place. And Harte, poor fellow, ho haunted the place for days; it seemed ho must go mad. He, of course, thought to go away, but he could not bear to leave her when it came to really going. : Thoy found him last night in the rain up there in tho glen, thrown down upon her grave, with his cheek pressed against it. They always look for him there.—-Wi" Payne in New York News. • . w ' Gents' Purnishing Company. |We print ihe following circular, issued f the Arkausaw Male Furnishiug Com-ny: if Attention, young ladies and widows! ere are several associations throughout country and England which ftiruish OS, but until we began bu-iness in this [te no company has proposed to furnish •bands. We have ju-t -ucceeded in ob-ing Neveral hundred respectable younn p, whtr are willing to be matrimonially posed of; so, upon receipt of twenty-cents in stamps, we will forward pho-raphs of subject, together with locks air. Below you will find several tes-ouials." rs. Mary Sattleton writes to the Ar-saw Furnishing Co.: " For many s 1 wap an old maid I tried many jfedies for procuring a sure and perma-t husband, but failed. By chance I ,rd of your institution, and I must say the husbaud which you have ftirni.sh-e is satisfactory. I congratulate you n the great g»iod you are accomplish- M rs. Pt:ter Fluker, of Mill Bayou, writes as follows: " I am perfectly delighted wi|)j the husband you sent me. He ar-riv| d six weeks ago, and I have not regretted applying to you. He is out now chopping wood. Yesterday morning he cooked breakfast while I was doing up my haiK I would not take anything for hin• J i" • 'llhe following from Mrs. Martha M. Wliickle comes unsolicited: " Gentle-meii— For ten years I was a widow, my husband having been killed by a wild hog. Not very long after his death gentlemen begun to pay atteutious to me, but somehow? I was not successful. I >ued one of them for breach of promise, but I only sunfc -eded in getting a cow in the decline of life and a horse that wouldn't, pull a corn-cob stopper out of a jug. Finally a friend .showed me your advertisement. At first 1 paid no attention to it, having seen*o many swindles, but thinking perhaps there might be some truth in it, I sent for full particulars, and must s.-ty that I ajn delighted with the result. The husband which you were so kind as to forward me is somewhat younger than I am. but he is very handsome, and above all, my first husband's clothes fit him. tie milks the cow, churns, and only possesses a moderate appetite. I have made him change his religion to tit mine, if you desire, you mn,y make use of these facts. If my husband should die, I expect you to furnish me another ore at half price;—Arkansaw Traveler. A GREAT REMORSE KILLER. Two' or Three Very Interesting Tact* Coa-ccvniug tho Morphine Habit. A year or two ago I was led into the in vestigation of this vico among the profes-sioiudSvomeu, and eanie across two or three facts that I have not seen men-tlio motlical men who have written iutcr .The Farmer# of PIUPIB. Paris is a community of farmers. The people love flowers, adore fruits and float in elysian ecstasy at the Bight of potatoes. It is not enough to buy fruits and vegetables at the markets; they must bo culti-vatetV raised on nativ© soil. It may read-ily be supposed that farming proceeds under difficulties in this city; but, nevertheless, proceed it does and the products of agricultural toil are yearly exhibited in a big show at the Pavilion de la Ville. Such a show has just been held, tod.the exhibition consists solely of vegetable products that grew within the city limits. The people who do the farming are artists. They are actuated by the Parisian passion for everything that is agreeable to the eye, to tho sense 6f smell acd to the taste. '"In the broad meadow or in the little patch of earth no bigger than a handkerchief, rescued from the omnipresent paver,, it is their aim to improve nature—and; they succeed. Their exhibition" is astonishing. One hundred and fifty varieties of potatoes are displayed. There were a hundred varieties of roses, including some new ones.—Paris Cor. Philadelphia Time|. i ^ c s a r a & • - • When Jay Gould scribbled bff a check for $1,500,000 to pay Tom Allen for the Iron Mountain road"it was thought to be the largest individual check ever written. Gould wrote it on a Bheet of note paper. John B. Alley once dashed off a check for $400,000 and gave it to Senator Dor^ey for a half interest in the senator's cattW rancli, There are several United States goye«B-ment cliecks for one cent, to sqnare iro accounts, in existence. —Chicago Herald. ; Private Palaces in Chicago. TOERE ARE aow more really magnificent homes in h radiup of aquarter of a mile from those ruins (Sol. Sturges' old htm*) than tfeere ore anywhere on equal territory in this country. There is no such cbfieetion ol /beautiful and costly houses in New York, for ck 901 itraotod, not as usually desire lo escape "physical pain, but in the endeavor to avoiil mental troubles. Morphine, like opium, its grosser parent, is a great remorse kiilcr. It is a temporary Lethe. As a rule, women will stand physical pain with inoro patience than a man. But they cannot stand compunction of conscience nnd the desolation of wrongdoing so well. You very often hear of men committing suicide to cscape the anguish of disease. You seldom, if ever, hear of women. Tho unfortunates who plunge into the river are haunted by another form of terror. They want to get away from themselves. A woman told me thnt she was never alono except when under the influence of morphine. Tho physical effect of tho drag is primarily to deaden the volit ion. It appears i o remove for a while that awful ghost of consciousness that is looking over our shoulders. There are several women in tho dramatie profession who have been led into tho morphine habit by tho mens lorce of sympathetic imitation. They heard that Miss So-and-S., took morphine, and so thoy took it ol o. This is a vliase of imbecility that, I am glad to suy, is rare. Not tho least interesting of the numerous results in character is the converting of the subject into an unconscious inveterate and persist ent liar. A morphine girl will look you in the eyes while under the influence of tho di-us, and swear by the most sacred things that she has given up its use. It. is quite comprehensible to say that she will wreck a train with her dearest friends on board to get the morphine when the appetite ussails her. But it is difficult to understand, that she will go out of her w ay to invent the most meaningless falsehoods, ingeniously framed, but purposeless except for deception. Something of that same trait is shown in the fasting girls. There are some symptoms that always bi tray the morphine girl to the practised eye. She will not look you squarely in the face except when she is lying • Her lids droop, a fatal evidence of the loss of volition. She is clammy, inconsecutive and dreamy The'first break is in her logic, generally a weak spot with a woman. She draws the most absurd conclusions, and then insists that it is you who have made the deduction. —-Nvm Crirldo in CourierrJournal. Qtuint Epitaphs. Robert Kemp, a well-to-do farmer in central New York, had the following lines curved upon a beautiful monument urecled to the memory of his wife: Once she was mine, But now, oh Lord, I her to Thee resign. And remain, your obedient humble servant, HOUEKT KEMP. The followlug example was written by a bereaved husbaud, and is undoubtedly bona-flde: • • Here lays one whose life's threds cut assunder she w is struck Dead by a clap of Thunder. An English newspaper says that a tombstone in Gloucestershire bears the strange inscription: Receded from Philip llarding his borrowed earth, July 4th, 1073. According to a respectable Ohio journal the following epitaph may be seen on a tombstone in a cemetery near Mansfield : •Under the sod. And under these trees Lieth the bud Y of Solomon Pease; He is not in this hole, But oulv his pod He has shelled out his soul, And went up to hi.? God. An equ.illy ludicrous inscription is found in the churchyard of St. Mary's at Bur-lingtou, N. J., as follows: Here lies the body of Mary Ann Lowder, Who died while drinking a sci 'litz powder, Called from this world to her heavenly rest Because she did not wait till it effervesced. The father of an infant buried at Augusta, Me., must have b>-en a student of Shakespeare, for on the tombstone of hi* little son he has caused to be inscribed : After life's scarlet fever He sleeps well. On a tombstone at Tunbridge Wells, in southwestern England, Is iu>cribed these lines: Beneath this stone, in hopes of Zion. There, lies the landlord of '• The Lion." Resigned unto the heaveuly will, His son keeps up the busiuess still. In the Washington (D. C.) Po*t, appeared this gem, appended to a funeral notice: Our little Jacob Has been taken away from this earthly Garden to blooui in a Superior flower-pot above. The father of "little Jacob" was a landscape gardener. Here is a gem printed in an East Tennessee paper, headed By Request of Friends," aud was part of an elaborate notice: She lived a life of virtue and died of the cholera inor'uis, cau>ed fioin eating green fruit, in thehopm>f a Messed immortality, at the early age of 13 years, 7 months aud iifiectiug obituary in a Sussex county (N. J.) paper: To all his Mends he bid adied, — V more sudden death one never knew. As he was leading his mare to drink, she kicked and killed him quicker than a wink. The absence of punctuation in the next one, cliped from a Washington (D. C ) paper, makes it ridiculous in the extreme : * Once we had a little Harry, He was our darling pride. God called him home to rest His Mother. An Arizona paper published in the town of Tombstone printed the followiug " In Memoriam: To the memory of Tabitha, wife of VI oses Fled trier, gentlemanly editor of the Appeal, listed 55 years. Terms $2 a year in advance; office over Coleman's grocery up two flights. We shall iniss the-mother we shall miss thee. Job printing neatly done. In some epitaphs there is more stated than is absoluU ly necessary. For instance, in the old Grantham burying ground we tlikl: •John- Palfieymac, who is buried here, Wasasied four and twenty year; And by his >ide his wither lies, Likewise his father when he dies. This is worthy of a place in the columns of a humerous paper, but it was actually appended to the notice of a woman who died iu Mouroe county, Pa., in 1878: Some have children, some have none, She was the mother of twfcnty-oue. The next and last is from the Pennsylvania Democrat, as follows: Cora B. Starks was transferred from the Delaware-Water Gap to Heaven at 4.30 this afternoon, surrounded by loviug friends.. At the Front! -WITH-ALSO,- Fruit, Vegetables, and Canned Goods. .A. Specialty. GEO. MADDOCK, MAIN STREET. MIOMPSONVILLE, - - CONN. ii.—Round aud Long iii&Es evened to Cider. Maible and Granite Furnished and set up in any cemetery. Marble and Granite work at a3 low prices as will pur-t ha-e first-class work. Work done in any New England or Scotch Granite. Quiucy Granite Monuments always in stock. Lettering in cenietervs on monuments standing ('one on any kind of >tone. Specifications, plans and estimates furnished promptly and gratuitously. SAM'L HARRIS, P <>. Box 445. Yard "on Pearl st , Thompsonville, Ct. ?£*r.v onf ExhJbitionj 'ar n.rm f Th« Cheek of » Crook. Cheek is an indispensable quality for a crook, for oftsn when caught, as we say, Mead to rights," they can face it out. Some time ago a fellow named Theophilus George was working the hotels, and ho got into a room where a man was lying fully dressed, though asleep, in tho bed. George proceeded tb go through his pockets, and as ho was doing so tho man woke up." "What uro you doing there?" he asked. George looked at him hastily, and then looked again, and rubbing? his hands, half smiled and excused himsdlf, repeating the words, "excuse me" until ho #>t to the door ancl out and away. If he'd lost bis head ho might have been shot or captured, but his effrontery paralyzed the man. A cool piece of thieving during the festivitie* was thatof the fellow who took a sachol from a lady's hand and put a little stick in place of tho handle. She had the stick m her hand when sho went to open the sachel for ear fare* but^. could - not, tell* at what time the sacbal disappeared.---Detective Browning; i» Globe-Democrat. i Writing :**iThe lloosier Schoolmaster. : Edward Eggleston had no thought of writ tog stories which^would be accepted as tKoSs of a distinct American school, and which would carry his name beyond the Atlantic. Hehadbeenapreachar and ceaaedtopreoch: he had come to New York from the west and' settled down to journalism. Being th« editor of Hearth' and ftome, one of it? story writers had failed to forward manuscript; «?ad a certain amount, of space to to to be filled "^ith o^ginal fic-could! tell At the' lart hV^°the editor wia bbliged td fill the gap with ft tale, founded Wtv Is It? Newspapers have often asked themselves a question, but up to the present no*one has been found who could answer it. A paper sets off a certain number of its columns for advertisements and to that space the business manager looks for the revenue which is to keep the wheels in motion. That space has a specified value and as many people constantly take grivantage of it, its worth is thereby proven without argument. Yet, notwithstanding this, eight out of every ten persons who insert an advertisement ask that a notice in the reading columns be given—thrown in, so to speak—with the other. There is only one man out of all the suhsciibers who takes any particular delight in that paragraph known as the notice and that is the man whose name it contains, aud he smiles in a -sort of delir-ium of bliss. Now, when the editor goes out to buy he does not, after making his purchases, ask that two dollars' worth of articles be thrown in. The grocer would kick the man out of the store who habitual- 1 v asked to have a pound of sugar thrown in for every quarter of a pound of .pepper he purchased. The hardware man would be aghast lf he Wns compeiled to throw in a pound of nails tor every ten cents worth of potty he sold. The dry. goods man would go out of business If he must put in a yard of doth or a parcel for every bit of calico Maria Abigail Simp-kins happened to purchase. The romiiest thing in the, * notice! business is that the large advertisers do not ask tor the extra, ..flQBM i»-IndJjMuvwtetattttitln the complimentary paragraph being user®,* Want Metabditt. He finished it in ».few lv uiven as an act of. courtesy tor their bumbm that ^1,a$ j large trade ioprinfcers'ink, whi'e the man ft^UterarEpatb, who spends 81 a month has bis *«»««« f woeftded if he dee* not receive a w> The Celebrated York C Wilcox & White ORGANS, CONS PAN PLY ON HAND FOR SALF. We have added to < )ur Stock Two Manual I.Vclal Organs, and dealinc direct, as we do, with the manufacturers FOR CASH, we can sell at prices Very Satisfactory. Also, agents for several first-class Pianos— special prices for cash. Second-Hand Instruments for sale or rent. I*. P. ABBG A SON THOMPSONVILLE, CONN. The WHY E. C. Allen OF Hazardville, Ct. is rtt-lliiig so muiiv 1 is because they are as <rnod as any machine therp is. AT AHOUT HALF THE PRICE. Look at the Prices! $20.00 for a •' I HE EE Demorest." with Drawers, Drop Leaf to Table, and all attachments ; $22.50 for the same, Drawers : with FIVE $25.50 for the same, with SEVEN Di-awers ; elivereil at your house. Every machine- warranted for FIVE Years. h'ders by mail will rcceive prompt attention. es are' Special L«>w Prices on ,J$ t. t , X- ' for the Holiday trade. ' If JEWELRY at Popular Prices, Those Heavy Overcoats with Velvet Collars, at $6,50, and Wool Suits at $10, are cheap.- New line of Men's and Boys' Hats and Caps. ...Over Five Hundred Dollars' oi th of Gloves and Mitts—Sev- •ial-hundred yards of Remnants of Jest BibbOUS at about '25 per cent, iiscount.. .-New Goods in all de-i. irtments ; our stock was in Tor irger than at present, and our coh-1 * , &. >lantly increasing trade assures us|> hat our offorts to please the public i re fully appreciated. : ' ' ' J ' " Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies^.# .marvel of purity, strength and wholesomenew. M6ro economical than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold, in competitl m Tpttii the multitude, of low test, ahort weight gium or bhoaphate powders. Sold only in cans. ROYAL BAKING POWDKB CO., 106 jj Many thanks for your very liberal patronage and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New, to you all.' - • « After January 1st, 1887/:we shall close jur store at 6 o'clock; two eve-i nings each week, instead of one, heretofore. "Until furtheir notice,' Monday and Thursday will be the j evenings we shall close sarly. Please; remember this and thus self much inconvenience.
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Physicians tad Surgeons.
F. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN
J. AND SURGEON.—Residence and
office No. 45 Pearl Street, Thompsonville,
Conn. Connected by Telephone. No. of
HENRY G. VARNO, M. D.—PHYSICIAN
AND SURGEON. Office
and residence, No. 17 Prospect street,
D R. J. A. PIRLOT, from Paris.
INIERNAL IN THE HOSPITALS AT
Cures Plethora, Fullness of Blood,
Phthisic, Pleurisy, Pneumonia, Man-Midwife,
Consumption. Typhoid Fever, Sciatica,
Gout, etc Office and residence,
No. 17 Central street, Thompsonville, Ct.
EO. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE
• on Pleasant street, the second
house north of the hotel, Thompsonville,
Hair Dressing and Shaving.
IFREDERICK F. SMITH, Hair Dresser.
. Under Thompsonville Hotel, Thompsonville,
Conn. All branches of the business
done in an artistic manner. Please
give me a call.
Dry Goods, Etc.
WILLIAM FINL4Y, Dealer in Imported
and Domestic Dry Goods and
53 Main street, Mrs. Simpson's block,
Wood and Coal.
/ 111ARLES E. PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer
O in Wood and Coal. Wood a specialty—
Chips for sale. Moving and heavy
teaming done on reasonable terms.
Hotels, Halls, and Livery.
rrilOMPSONVILLE HOTEL, BENJ. F.
I Lord, Proprietor. Also, proprietor
of Franklin Hail. Good Livery and Feeding
Stable connected with hotel. Main
street. Thompsonville. Conn.
HAZARDV1LLE HOTEL, WILLIAM
v\ ILLIAMS Proprietor. '1 bis lioiei
has ueeu thoroughly renovated aud re-furuislnd
ihi oujihout, and is now open
for the reception of «.he traveling public.
The best clt'oris of ihe proprietor will be
put ibnh to make it m all respects a fliot-ciass
liutel. Th«; hulel is located on JVluin
siieel, Huzardville, Conn.
House Furnishing Uoods, Ete.
A LLEN & LEETE, Manufacturers and
j\. Dealers in Stoves, iin, Glass, and
Siivei-Plated Ware, crockery and General
House-Furnishing Goods ; also Paints,
Oils, aud Varnishes. Agents for Snnth
American Organs. ALLEN & LEE IE, .
Main street, Thoiup&ouville, Conn.
\Y\rYiL XlAM MULLIGAN, Dealer in Stoves, Furniture, Crockery and
Oeucral liouse-F ui-nishing Goods. Paints,
Oils, Vamisiies, I'aper Hangings, Etc.
Undertaking pionipilj attended to.
North Alain st., ilioiupsonville, Conn.
.Heat and Fish Markets.
BEAJAMLN BRIGHT, DEALER IN
Beet', Pork, Muttou, Lamb, Poultry,
i'ripe, i liun, Lard, &c. German Sausage,
from tiie best New York makers, kept
constantly on hand. All kinds or Meats
in their season at lowest cash prices.
Main street, Thompsonville, Coun.
IRA. r». A-IJI-IEKT,
Teaoher of Music,
The latest and most approved methods
used, and careful attention given to forming
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