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Connected by Telephone. No. of Call 3. HENRY G. YARNO, M. D.—PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office and residence, No. 17 Prospect street, Thompsonville, Conn. Dentistry. EO. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE • on Pleasant street, the second house north of the hotel, Thompsonville, Conn. Hair Dressing and Shaving. FREDERICK F. SMITH, Hair Dresser Under Thompsonville Hotel, Thompsonville, Conn. All branches of the business done in an artistic manner. Please give me a call, v " |)«$titess IKt'tttarg, N. Y., H. H., and Hartford Eailroad, —LOCAL TIME-TABLE. GOING NORTH. Leave G.41, 8.52, 10.08 a. m.;'12.14, 2.19, 5.22,7.04, 10.09,11.53 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—Deduct five minutes from above time. GOING SOUTH. Leave 6.01, 7.18,8 ex, 9.43, a. m. ; 12.09, 2.43, 4.48, G.18, 8.08 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—Add five minutes to above time. SUFFIELD BRANCH. SUFFIELD TO WINDSOR LOCKS 9.30 a. m.; 1.40, 4.30, 6.10 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS TO SUFFIELD. 10.12 a. m.; 2.04, 5.08, 6.50 p. m. ftgF* For connections see posters at stations. LIGHTENING THE BURDEN. 7.10 8.15, Dry Goods, Etc. WILLIAM FINLAY, Dealer in Imported and Domestic Dry Goods and Notions. 53 Main street, Mrs. Simpson's block, Thompsonville, Ct. Attorney at Law. JOHN HAMJUNJ Attorney and Counselor at Law. Mrs. Simpson's block,.Main St,, ThompsonTille,Ct ggp- Collections made in all parts of the United States, Canada, England and France. gggp" Pensions obtained and Government Claims prosecuted. $g£p» Iowa Mortgages sold. Hotels, Halls, and Livery. rpHOMPSONVILLE HOTEL, BENJ. F. X Lord, Proprietor. Also, proprietor of Franklin Hall. Good Livery and Feeding Stable connected with hotel. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. IT "AZARDVILLE HOTEL, WILLIAM WILLIAMS Proprietor. This hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refurnished throughout, and is now open for the reception of the traveling public. The best efforts of the proprietor will be put forth to make it in all respects a lirst* class hotel. The hotel is located on Main street, Hazardville, Conn. House Furnishing Goods, Etc. W 'ILLIAM MULLIGAN, Dealer in Stoves, Furniture, Crockery and General Heuise-Fumishing Goods. Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Paper Hangings, Etc. Undertaking promptly attended to. North Main St., Thompsonville,-Conn. ram to cftnr&M lot one the largest^ oldest-1 . Nurseries in tne country. Host liberal terms. »Uneqnaled facilities. Prices low. Geneva Nursery. Established 1 S4«. W. <fc T. WHIITH. Geneva. N.Y.I n M a N. P. PALMER, PHOTOGRAPHER, Thompsonville, - Conn. PICTURE FBAMES OF ALL KINDS. Yiews of Eesidences 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, PracticalUndertaker, Gives his prompt, personal, and careful attention to Undertaking in all its branches. Ho Carries in Stoolx. 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. Plymouth - Rocks! I Orrocco Brown Egg fccain. " Let me carry your pail, my dear, Brimming over with water!" " No! I'll take hold, and you take hold," Answered the farmer's daughter. • And she would have her own sweet way, As her merry eyes grew brighter; So she took hold, and he took hold, And it made the burden lighter. And every day the oaken pail Over the well curb slipping, Was upward drawn by hands of brawn, Cool, and softly dripping. And every day the b.urden seemed Lighter by being divided: For he took hold, and she took hold, By the self-same spirit guided. Till by and by they learned to love And each trust in the other. Till she for him, one twilight dimj Left father, and left mother. The wedding bells were rung at morn, The bridal blessings given. And now the pair, without a care, Entered an earthly h«aven. When storm and sunshine mingled, they Would seldom trouble borrow, And when it came, they met the same With a bright hope of to-morrow. And now they're at the eve of life, While the western skies grow brighter,. For she took hold, and he took hold, And it made the burden lighter. THE DEAD CONVICT. "I bad been a medical student at R College for about two years," said a gray-haired doctor who was one of the partly around the cabin stove, "when I met with a singular adventure. It was forty years ago, and only a few lines concerning it were ever published. The State Prison was located in the same city.aud although there was no law to that effect, as is the case now, all bodies of dead convicts not claimed by friends were turned over to our college for subjects. It sometimes happened, however, that we did not want them, as we drew from other localities, and the classes were much fewer in number than now. At the time I speak of we had three or four subjects, and would not want any more for weeks. "One day—it was in June—I received a note requesting me to call on a convict at the prison named James Harney. He was a man only 28 years of age, and escaped the gallows by a scratch to be sentenced to solitary confinement for life. Judges still sentence men to solitary confinement, but it is well known that the sentence- is not carried out. After a brief period in a cell thfci«)pvicfi8vsetto. work with; ffMc, 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, Conn, 'f Music, Etc. IRA. r». A TiTlEixr, Teacher of Ivliisio, ENFIELD, CONN. The latest and most approved methods used, and careful attention given to forming the technique. I am agent for several First-class Piano and Organ makers, and offer their instruments on favorable terms. DENSLOW 'KEVG, —TEACHER QF— Piano-forte, Orpi PlayiM & Harmony. Address P. O. Box 462, Visitors are always welcome to see for themselves. - , - , jgjg** Eggs for setting, $1 for 13. Also, COTTON HULL ASHES for sale by i Car-load or Ton Lots. R. A. PARKER, Warehouse Point, Conn. Marble and Granite i Thompsonville, Conn. HORACE L. ABBE, —DEALER 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. Groceries and Provisions. RD. SPENCER.—"The North Store." • Dealer in Choice Groceries and Provisions, Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes. Select stock of Dry and Fancy Goods. Farmers' Produce bought and sold. Corner of Pleasant and Whit-worth streets, Thompsonville, Conn. Printers and Publishers. 1HE PARSONS PRINTING COM-pany, Steam-Power Printers, and Publishers of THK THOMPSONVIXXK PRESS opposite the depqt, Thompsonville, Conn T Miscellaneous. w'- in . is • 'g&'b-.,-' -• CHARLES E. PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer in Wood and Coal. Wood a specialty— Chips for sale. Moving and heavy teaming done on reasonable tenns. Thompsonville, Conn. JAMES WATSON. GRAIN, MEAL and Feed for sale at reasonable prices/* Custom grinding done at the usual rates A full supply always on hand, Ms*" street, ThompsonvUle, Conn. ||| "piPHBAIM POTTER, MANUFACSTU* rer of Wagons, Sleighs, Trucks, Sleds, Plows, Harrows, Road Scrapers, etc. Horse-Shoeing, General Jobbing* Carriage Painting and Trimming done at short notice. Also, a general assortment of GROCERIES. Enfleld, Conn. Moir Brothers, H PRACTICAL DYERS and SCOURERS of ladies' and gents' wearing^ apparel of cotton, silk or woolen mixed goods, also velTets, ribbons and feathers. Hot pressing of shawls and dress goods a specialty. A great redaction in prices. No 69 So. Main St., near Freshwater bridge, Thompsonville, Conn mo RELIABLE PERSONS, il X $25.00 and less, payable in weekly in-jstailments. For farther particulars, ap^ ^UNION^bISkING CO., 348 Main St., Room $, IP. O. box 1060, Hartford, Ct. 'E Oor ageht can call on anpli^^on. ^ Furnished and set up in any cemetery. Marble and Granite work at a3 low prices as will pur- Work done in any New England or Scotch Granite. Quincy Granite Monuments stock. always in Lettering in cemeterys on monuments standing done on any kind of stone. Specifications, plans and estimates furnished promptly and gratuitously. SAHFIt HARRIS, P. O. Box 445. Yard on Pearl st., Thompsonville, Ct. At the Front ! -WITH ALSO, sallies PURE COD LIVER OIL iSSi £&• • ' sr" 'S'V - *** MAIN STREET THOJ t that time, howevei*, solitary confinement was a 'dungeon darker t^an midnightj with leave to walk in a corridor lighted by lamps half ah hour every third day. Harney was a stout, robust fellow, with a constitution like iron, and had been in prison over two years when he sent for me. Some influential Mends of his had interceded with the Governor,and Harney himself had saved a keeper from being killed by an insane cpnvict, and in consequence the terms of his sentence had been modified and mitigated. He was permitted to have the run of a corridor, an ordinary cell was allotted to him, and a part of the'time he carried the meals to the men still in the dungeons. There was no possible chance for him to escape, and, as he had apparently resigned himself to his fate, no one suspected him of such an intention. He had got a note to me. on the excuse that he had some important matters to reveal regarding A robbery perpetrated on my father, then dead. I went to the prison supposing that was the convict's sole object. I was permitted to talk with him with an iron grating between us and a keeper sitting a few feet away to see that I did not pass in any article. "Harney's boldness filled with astonishment. He began by stating that he had heard that I was an enthusiastic student of anatomy, and that I had written two or three articles for a medical magazine on the subject of suspended animation and trances. This was a fact ;< but as they had been written and published after Harney's imprisonment, and as he was supposed to be dead to the world, I could not understand how he had become acquainted with the fact. He put his* proposition entirely on the ground of medical science, arid it was no more nor less than that he should die and his body should be turned over to our college. He stipulated that his body should not go i intb the vat where the subjects arg kept1 for twenty-four hours after being received, and that I should personally watch over it for that length of time. It • was only after _a second visit that I was enabled to fully comprehend hia plans. .He had; ^discovered -that he could die at will and-return to life at any hour not over a day and>£ night distant. He said that he had tried it successfully up to "ten hotfrs on several occasions, and felt ' sure that he could make the time twice or $hree times as long. A felloW- prisoner, who had observed him while in this state, had asserted that. it was. a perfect counterfeit of death, the heart ceasing its pulsations, the limbs growing cold and rigid and the pulse being too faint to be felt. He appealed- to my,..enthusiasm in medical scU ence to make his escape ftom a life sentence; arid though I was Bt'ilrst fiftriiy opposed to the idea, he brought forward so many arguments, and put them to me so keenly, that I was?Won over.. " 'Medical science must have dead bodies tQ~ secufe - benefits ' for the living,' he argued.am atpraetical demonstration of a inedicftl theory you hold. You helie^that human, life, can be temporarily >sus ridiculed for your dit^ All 'Ce doctors wfeprolaunc dead. You shall restore me to life, /.the c«use will ma^s^(|ii i if 'But^ your <ol>j< piison,'I protested. " 'Granted. I killed an old man who had only two or three years to live, anyhow. 1 have been shut up two years for it. It was my first and only crime, and I have bitterly repented it. Let me go out into the world and I shall be a good man under another name. The law will suppose me dead and be satisfied.' "In the end he overcame my fears and scruples, and I agreed to his plans, but we were baffled at the very outset by the fact that vacation was coming on, while the college had more subjects than it needed. . This was June, you will remember, and it would be near October before Harney's plan could be carried out. We could safely figure in this case the same as in all others. The prison doctor was an old quack, who had secured his place through politics. It was well known among the medical fraternity that he was stupid and ignorant, and that the patients who took his doses were as likely to die as to mend. When a convict died, the case was nearly always reported as typhoid fever. The old fellow appeared to reason that this was a virulent disease, which he could not be expected to cure, and consumption, lung fever, and nearly everything else went down in his reports as 'Tiefoid fever—badd case.' It was his rule to get the body out of the way as soon as possible. If a convict died early in the morning, he was buried in the afternoon, or his body sent to the college in the evening. If he died at about dusk, his body was disposed of before midnight. " 'Convicts are useless critters after the breath leaves 'em,' he said to me on one occasion, 'and keeping a corpse around here kinder discourages the living.' "When I informed Harney that it would be three months before our plans could be attempted, he grew desperate. He felt certain in his own mind that we should achieve success, and the idea of delay made him reckless. The prison graveyard was then a part of the city graveyard, or at least separated only by a fence. A dead convict was lifted into a pine coffin, the lid screwetl down, and two men with a one-horse wagon drove to the graveyard and dumped the box into a three-foot hole, and filled the hole up. There was no ceremony and no feeling. I knew all' the facts, for I had seen several burials, but how Harney could see them was a puzzle to me until I learned that he got them while in jail Awaiting sentence. He now proposed that he should die and be buried, and that I should dig him up. and carry him off and wait for life to come. : This called for far more nerjrej than the other plan, and I would not give: him >an answer until 1 found a fellow'.op* thusjast who. entefed into the plot with, ro flutl -«.3i to t! turnj sen "P doei othei a ms have is I put the cover on.' ish!' shouted the doctor. it I did, sir.' >ok here, Saunders, I shall report warden that you had best be re- ' to the blacksmith shop. When a Iconvict has the audacity to stand tell the prison doctor that he know his own business, one or the Should go.' it I meant no disrespect, sir.' ;rhaps not; but when I pronounce |dead of tiefoid fever—aye, when |already made my report to that -he . is either dead or I am a cussed fooll ^68, sir; yes, sir. I was probably mis^ken, sir, and I'll promise that this doesjnot happen again. Please forgive rae,''fflr. I must have been a little ner- VOUSgfv v "l^ell, I'll overlook it this time, but be rii|ire careful in the future. Have him buriM as soon as it is dark. I don't like the fldea of keeping dead folks around hem,' "Soon after dusk the wagon drove out of tl^ prison yard with its burden of death, and'ihe burial party consisted of a citizen employed for the purpose and a trusty conmct. They had the grave to dig, and theyl had not yet completed it when we arrived on the ground and carefully crept to al>osition within ear shot. They were in a^hurry to have the job oft' their hands, andpthev had not gone down over two fe«ffiwhen the citizen employe of the prispn said to the convict: "iThat's deep enough for him or any othlp dead man. Nobody's to know whether he's two or seven feet down.' l'j|orrect you are,' replied the convict, as he got out of the hole. 'I came near getffng into trouble with the doctor over thilifellow.' How?' I put the lid on the coffin I saw his ds flutter and his chest heave, and I to the doctor with it. The old threatened to take my soft snap av ; is" to escape from ourselves with an electric battery, various restoratives,, wine and food, and on the 21st day of June I promised Harney that We would be ready the following night. He was greatly elated, and assured me that if there was any hitch in the programme it would not be his fault. When I left him I went to the doctor's office in the prison, and after a few general re* marks, observed.: " 'Well, doctor, js there much sickness?" " 'No, not much.' "'We shan't want any more cadavers before October,' "No, I suppose-not. Well, it isn't much of a job to plant'em.' " 'I was just talking with Harney—No. 310. He's looking powerful bad, and I predict that he won't live a month.' " 'Harney! Oh, yes. I was noticing him the other day. Got all the points of tiefoid, he has, and he may drop ofl' any day.' " 'Well, give him a decent burial,, doctor. Good day.' "I had scored a point for my man. The doctor was prepared for his death, and would, make the usual record. This is what happened at the prison soon after I left: The doctor was informed that Harney was ill, and he went in to see him and found him feverish and flighty, with his pulse way up. ; "'Sorry for you, Harney,'said the old quack| after making a brief examination, 'but I'm, afraid you are going to be a very sick man.'- / .. ; " 'Yes, I think so, Doctor!' " 'You've got all tlje symptons of tiefoid ; and if the disease gets a good grip on you, it will be a hard job to pull you through.' - ' i " 'Doctor, it's; no use,' whispered Harney. 'If anybody can save me, you can J but 1 feel that I have only a short time to live. I've had trouble with my heart for a long time,.and feel as if I was gradually, going to pieces.' y ^ ^ H 'Well, I'll send you in' sbme powders^ and perhaps you'lbbrace ap> but, to be; honest with you, I think your hours are . • ,-T; v:- numbered-! £:&* - * A \ !;"Next morning Harngy was muc^. worse, and the doctor gave up all hopeSj, arid sent the chaplain in to. console -the' dylrig man. Harney wasrVtfryiperiitiBntjj and when the good man left hiq^it toraa with the firm conviction that the'dying convict had truly repented of all his sins; At 8 o'clock in the afternooo the hall mas-; t^r reported to the: doctor: 1" «N0. 310 is dead in his cell, sir.' [fv 'Oh, he is? Well, those that can't live must die. ./»We will all have to-"go the sarae'wayF Have the body put in ,a% coijStt and carried to the dead house, and .it hatil better be: buried as sobri. as night comes.' tl?# 'Isn't it to go to the college?t:4j 1 & 'No. They don't need any npw.' i'"A plain .white .wood coffin" into the corridor, and the body, Q£ ;?lQi which Was already gro" placed'ln it; - and the burden ijied to a sWl in j used for a dead h,otifs& l^under^screwt? — w ^ ded- hi& tools and ri ^^ ^ . exclaimed'?' j. 'Z*-?.- *".t |You might have been deceived,' iNever. I'm certain that we are bury- |he poor devil alive; but that's noth- |b you or me. He'll be dead enough me time all the dirt is on top of him.' |Right you are. He might as well be id alive in this hole as to die by Bs in prison. Grab hold, now, and fdo him the good turn to let him ip gently.' gjChey made only ten minutes' work of qp the grave, and they had scarce-cached their wagon when the two of Jire throwing out the dirt. When we to the coffift we lifted it out, remov-lid, took out the body, and then )n was returned to the grave and ai} hour from Harney's first burial we dj^iin in our quarters, and had escaped tchance for suspicion of body-snatch- . iDuring our last interview in prison he had exacted of me the promise that I would make no efforts at resuscitation unwl twenty-four hours had passed. He intended to die for just that period of time., and he firmly believed his will could control events. After twenty-four hours had passed I was at liberty to use any means I thought best. We undressed the bodyf wrapped it in woolen blankets, and laid it on a bed. On a stand beside the bedvWe placed water, wine, and food, and then left the room and turned the key in the door. This was at 11 o'clock at night, and Harney had been dead eight hours. The twenty-four hours would not expire until 3 o'clock in the afternoon of the next day. "We did not go near the room until half an hour before the expected time,and the moment we looked on the dead man's face we realized that reaction had set in. The pallor was disappearing,color was returning to the lips, and there was a moisture which felt warm to the touch. We drew our chairs without a word, and paid the keenest attention to what was to outrival any experience in any doctor's career. At a quarter to 3 there was a flutter of the eyelids, and I put my hand on his heart and could detect a faint pulsation. The color continued to come to his face, signs of life were multiplied each moment, and at five minutes to 3 -Harney opened his eyes and looked full at us. We saw that he was conspious and in possession of all his senses, and I bent over him and whis-J pered: "'We have £ept our promise. You died in prison, were buried by the officials, and we dug you up and brought you here. It is just twenty-four hours. ^ Remain quiet until strength returns.' - 0 «I fed him wine and food, and five min* utes later he dropped off into a natural and healthy sleep, which lasted four hours, When he -awoki: iie was-ready to Bit hp and talk, and, after eating , and drinking very heartily, he was able to wal^ across the . room*.? When asked for his,.experience, be replied: " 'The only way I can describe it is to say that I layjiown- on my back on the floor; held br«atl#'6ft>sed iby eyes, and gradually be<^e ~u>)<»)nsqi6us. , It was perhaps ; ten . . minaf^sr beibre. I lost my serisefeIt was likeifallingiasleep, only it seemed as ifM was melting away to noth-ihMffmtl. t Il; kkffeeoptt rreeDpeeaattiinnegr ttoo1 mmyysseellff:: "You must' awake at 3 o'clock to-morrow," and that Was the very last thing .I can remerifc-ber. ify doming back to life.was like; awakening from sleep, but I felt >eak and trembled itsv^ i had just got up from a fit of sickness.' i'K rs?-' «; J <•* , "Well, Sal€^'WWT)ift ^f prisorif^nd I had such facts and points on the subject as would make.the ,public beli&Ve me a liar and a fraud if I wrote the solemn-truth. Aftlr twot-or sthree " day^f, when I-* asked what life ^opOsed to dtf iu the ifh^ure, he sat andt-eflected, and then answered • *>1 ,SS)i MAKUFAOTDRER- ers complaint • y'" court plaster that he was a ludicrous sight. What had he done? Well, it is worth relating, for he exhibited wonderful nerve and skill. He had a nose with a very large end. By the use of the razor he had made uii altogether different looking nasal organ of it. He had a fat chin; He made a dimple in it. His mouth was naturally large. By making a cut at one corner, which would leave a scar, he changed the contour of it. He had heavy eyebrows. These he trimmed down and shaped in a new way. Two weeks later, when he was ready to go out into the world as William Redford, no man could have identified him as James Harney. He was a machinist by trade, and he went from our room to a shop in the city and secured work, and for over twenty years he was a resident of the place. As William Redford he married there, came to have a half interest in the shop, and for six years was an Alderman. I have spent many an hour in his house, and have trotted two of his children on my knee. "Was he ever suspected? No, but the convict Saunders, whose time soon expired, told how Harney had been buried alive and the story created so much feeling that the grave was opened. They found the body gone, but the theory was that it had been stolen for some medical college. I was the doctor called to attend Redford in his last illness, which, strangely enough, was typhoid fever, and not half an hour before he died he whispered to me with a smile on his face: " 'It will be for good this time, doctor.' "And so it was." THE CALL OF.MOSES. EXPLANATORY CURTISS, NOTES PH. D.. BY S. D. D, Lesson VII of tlio International Series (.Second Quarter), for Sunday, May 15, Text of the Lesson, Ex. iii, 11, 19, Golden Text, Ex. iv, 13, Moses never lost the consciousness that he was a Hebrew, Whether he kept up ao= quaintance with his own mother "wo do not know. It is not improbable, That consciousness was roused to the utmost when he saw his brethren suffering under their burdens. Acting under the impulse of the moment, he killed the task master who was beating his brother Hebrew and hid his body in the sand Ex. ii, 11, 12). The next day, when he saw two Hebrows striving together and rebuked the one who did the wrong, ho was alarmed to hear him say; "Who made thee a prince and a judge'over us? Thinkest thou to kill mo AS thou killedst the Egyptian?" (Revised version,) The affair became known to tho king, Who sought to kill him. Moses therefox'e fled. There were two directions which Jie might naturally have taken. One was 1 he direct road to Canaan. But this was full of danger,, for Ramses II, who is supposed to have been the king from whom ho fled, had a manded the delivering up of any fugitives Who might peek to escape from Egypt: Moses therefore, as many years later, took a southerly route to the land of Midian, which is commonly supposed to have been situated east of tho Elanitic Gulf, although the Midian intended here must have been in the southern and eastern part of the Sinaitic peninsula. There through his politeness to the daughters of the priest of Midian, who, like tho daughters of the Bedouin pf tq-day, were pasturing their father's flocks, he became son-in-law of Jethrp. This experience of Moses was an important part of God's plan. Moses needed a different kind of training from that which he had had at the court of Pharaoh. That training he was to receive in the awful solitudes of the wilderness through, which ho was to conduct God's chosen people. At the time he fled from Egypt they were pot ready for deliverance, Nor was the time ripe. The most powerful of the Pharaohs, if we may believe the concurrent testimony of Egyptian scholars, then sat on the throne. The time for the exodus was to come during the decadence of the Egyptian power under Mernephtah, God's tioned are only a part of those sometimes enumerated. Wo know from modern investigations that tho Ilittites were a very powerful people, who resisted Ramses II for years, and who finally made a treat}' of peace with him on equal terms. Tho term Canaan it.es, which literally "ine'atis lowlander.-;, is sometimes used of one people, as here, .sometimes as embracing all the other peoples. Human Instruments (vs 10, 11)—Although God has infiuite power, when ho has a work to do he uses human instruments. This is the law of his kingdom. He therefore bids Moses bring forth tho people of Israel out of Egypt. Moses shrinks from tho responsibility, like every great soul-who is worthy of one. Although he may once lnivo felt as though he might help his people, he nn longer feels tho strength or ambition for such a responsible place. His long residence in the wilderness causes him to shrink from contact with tho proud monarch of Egypt, and it rseemed to him impossible that ho should be able to wrest his people from the powerful grasp of such a king. V. 12. Moses' estimate of his own ability for such an important mission was correct. Unaided by God he was simply a rough shepherd of the wilderness, without influence and without resources; but when God promised, "Certainly I will be with thee," ho had omnipotent power at his back, and was equal to anything. God promises him as a sign i hat when he bangs forth the people out. of Egypt they shall worship God on that mountain. TOIXTS TO BE REHEHBERED. 1. When God has a work to be done, th« best training of tho schools is not sufficient; men must be prepared under God's own hand. 2. Tho disappointment of all human hopes is sometimes the very means wjiieh God chooses to train his people for eminent usefulness 3. While kindness and politeness should never be exercised with hope of reward, yet they are sure to receive recognition, 4. God sympathizes with his people, he sees their distress, and although help may be delayed, it will surelv come. Not one of his promises win mil. 5. If God is on our side wo are in the majority. With his help wo can accomplish the most difficult tasl^s with success.—Sunday School World. A number of colored people belonging to the congregation of Mount Jgion Baptist church assembled on the wharf at the head of Liwdi street jn New Orleans Sunday morning to be baptised by immersion. A large number of persons followed the baptismal party to. the wharf to wituess the ceremony. They leaned on the wharf railing, which gave way under the great strain and about 50 persons were precip' itated into the river. At least 10 women are known to be drowned. ROYAL K providential leading was thus manifest at every stage of Moses* life. Alter long years had elapsed the glorious reign of King Ramse&II came to an end. He was followed by his thirteenth son, Mernephtah. God beard the groaning of his people, and remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. THE LESSON. Moses and His Flock (v. 1)—Moses was still keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro. It is probable that if in the enthusiasm of early manhood he had thought no could dc* liver his people, he had Ipng sinco relinquished that hope. At God's chosen time he lends his flock to the back part of the wilderness, to the mountain, which in subsequent history came to be known as tho mountain of God. which was then known as Horeb, and in other passages as Sinai, which Palmer holds •was the same as Jebel Musa. The Burning Bush (v. 2)—While there the angel of Jehovah, who is known in New Testr anient languasro as the Son of Clod, appeared to him in a flamo of Are out of the midst of the bush. Ho did not recognise at flrstwho it was, but he was amazed to: see a thorn bush on firo which was not consumed, . The mani* festatiou of God by flro is a favorite symbol in the Old" Testament. Perhaps it is difficult to be sure of the typical signification intended here by the appearance in the bush, V. 8. At first Moses' curiosity was simply aroused,. He said «'I will turn aside and see tiiisgreat sight—why the bush is'hot consumed." Vs. 4,5. As ho. turned, he found that it was hot morely a natural mwiifestation, but God. himself called to him out of the midst of the bush, and bade him take his sandals off his feet, because the ground on -which ho was standing was holy, To uncover the feet was a sign of reverence in the east, and still is today of something the same sort as uhcovering the head with us. >**•"< • ^ '•*$&$.'• V. 0. God then proclaimed hiitBeSf as the God of his "father,!' used ina5C9itteptiv0,sep30 of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Moses was afraid, when he understood tliat it was God himself, to look on the thorn bush, partly; perhaps, from fi sense of his un worthiness and partly because ha might have ;felt that lie could not behold God and live. God Remembers His People (vs. 7-9)—God hid not been unmindful of his people. Every blows that liadr fallen; from the; lash of the Egyptian taskmaster, and every cry that they had lifted up, had been^ marked by bun and had touched liis heart: '' Speaking AS ti m£ta;Wtha,t Mo9es and his people might Understand him, ho says that he linn come dQwn to deliver theps,,from the bands of the Egyptians and bring them into a good and large country flowing with milk ahd honey', f" The coufiti^r of PaJesto^fwhit^iS;^ much, larger th^n. the ;state. of. New Hamp;: shire, would Iw a small country to us, but in edeftparison with/the land of (Sosh^n, only part of vrtiich they ^ccupiedi or even upper ,p*rt of ? £gy$fc: itsel^which t theM|e,, Which not mow Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A marvel of purity, strength and wholesomeness. More economical than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in competition with the multitude of low test, short weight aluin or phosphate powders. Sold only in cans. KOYAL BAKING POWDEK CO. , 106 Wall street, N. Y. James & F.E.Ely, Fire Insurance Agents, THOMPSONVILLE, CONN. . Insurance placed at the lowest rates, and losses promptly paid by the following first-class companies : 2ETNA, HAliTFORD, PHCBNIX, NORTH BRITISH and MERCANTILE: FIRE •e: ASSOCIATION of Philadelphia; ; NIAGARA and CONTINENTAL, of New York. 8§jp» The attention of investors is called to the Loans of the Iowa Mortgage Co. (6per eent. interest guaranteed) on Farm Lands in amounts from $800 to $5,000. Also, agent for Cunard and Allan lines of steamers. " " Full particulars'oh application to P. E. ELY, Agent, Town Clerk's Office. I New, Fresh Goods -AT-Hazardville, Ct. We have taken i n ventory and our store is now full of New Spring Goods. Wall Paper We can show the largest and best assortment ever shown in the village at from 5 to 50 cents per roll. DRY GOODS. Have added largelv to our already large stock of t)ry Goods and our prices are all right. Look at our line of 50c All - wool Dress Goods in Cashmeres, Tricots, Boncles, ete. SHOES. dren's and Men's Shoes this sea- ' - * ' son will be tnuch birgerthan - • • ever before, and as regards style, quality and price we know we can please you. shall continue to sell DEMOREST Sewing - Machine For $20.00, And consider that it is as good a machine as there is. ESTEY ORGANS AJfl) PIANOS. . • : - • f. You will do well to obtain prices of me before purchasing. P. F. Clarktn ^arrived in Thompsonville 4.23- fit X - from the West jjSFriday,' April 1st, with a Car-load of HORSES. Any one desiring a good Business, DrlWag, or Work Horse, call and see me. I have 'sef lected them myself, and can sell them as cheap as any man in the business,. Groceries We probably have the largest Flour ; .trade of any one in this aectipn;, . * & f We always keep the veryt ,.«, .tiui best and sell low; Tn; Groceries 3hall continue to handle the very best as as low prices as we can afford ! P. 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