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Possibly we can suggest some way out of the difficulty. We are in a position to give our clients the best service possible, and any business you jpay entrust to our care will be faithfully attended to. OFFICE HOURS—9.30 to 12 a. m.; 1.80to.3.30P. m. Physicians and Surgeons. EF. PARSONS, M. D., . PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Residence and office No. 45 Pearl street, rhompsonville, Conn. Office hours, 8.00 to 9.00 a. m.; 2.00 to 3.00, and 6.00 to 7.30 p. m. Orders may be left at E. N. Smith's drug store. Music, Etc. "J^ENSLOW KING, Teacher of the PIANO-FORTE, ORGAN PLAYING AND HARMONY. Address P. O. box 462. Thompsonville, - - Conn. TRA P. ALLEN, TEACHER OF MUSIC, Also agent for the finest Pianos and Organs sold in this vicinity. Can refer to scores of purchasers. Musical merchandise of every description on hand, or obtained at short notice. Lindsey's block (room 1), Thompsonville, Ct. Dentistry. O H. THORNTOf. D D.S., ** DENTAL PARLORS. Mansley's Block, Main street, Thompsonville,Ct. Special attention given to Crown, Bridge and Gold Plate Work, py* Pure Nitrous Oxide Gas administered for Painless Extraction of Teeth. TQR. W. H. LAWRENCE, DENTIST, Can be found at his THOMPSONVILLE OFFICE (over the Bridge Store) Mondays and Tuesdays all day, and Saturday afternoons. EW pure Nitrous Oxide Gas always on hand for painless extraction. Undertakers and Directors. ' St'WW-V'V'.rWV. •, WILLIAM MULLIGAN, Funeral Director and Embalmer• ,mpt, carefbl and personal attention " ~ - n. xjibieite, » < feqr UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER, 45 AND 47 MAIN ST., THOMPSONVXLLK, . . . CONN. JT vl" X- '•> Printers and Pnblisbers. rpTTF, PARSONS PRINTING CO., Steam-Power Printers, and Publishers of THK THOMPSONVILLE PRESS near the Postofflce. Thompsonville, Conn. Miscellaneous. ^yiLLIS GOWDY, FIRE INSURANCE AGENT. Losses Promptly Adjusted. Claims Promptly Paid. LOWEST POSSIBLE RATES. Office at THK THOMPSONVILIJE TRUST COMPANY, Thompsonville, Conn. —* N<TO T ART PUBLIC. PENSION VOUCHERS EXECUTED. • Deeds, Bonds, Insurance Claims, and all other instruments duly acknowledged before me. FRED. O. DUTTON, Notary Public At A. R. Leete's store, Thompsonville. fJlO RENT. Two tine rooms for business purposes. Mam street, over Murphy's store. Best location in town. GEO. B. FOWLER. Thompsonville, Conn. FURNITURE REPAIRING and General Jobbing! Reliable work at moderate prices. Now is the time to fix up your furniture for the winter, and E. W. KING will do it for you to your satisfaction. He can be found at his shop on South Oak street. Thompsonville, Conn. I Hid Pair of Slippers for LADY or GENT, or a Pair t)f Good Shoes and Rubbers for the - ' - little folks, 4* Make a most ; ^ Wgwj!\--- -Suitable, " • 65 Main St., ThompKnnvlIle. Coniu.; Repairing a Specialty. J OFFER FOE SALE * MY pleasant home and highly-cultiva-a. -1 <• O— i J 1 nA/l M- : on the main road from Springfield Hartford. About 22 acres of land and some 8 or 10 building lots fronting on two roads, and is thought by some to be the pleasantest location in town; 12 minutes-walk from depot; carpet works, Lozier works, and other manufacturing establishments— also,6 churchee, high school, etc. Reasons for selling, when a man is 80 and more years old he has not much use for a farm. Also, our entire stock of Pianos and LESSON II, FIRST QUARTER, INTERNATIONAL SERIES, JAN. 12. 51, 52—Golden Text, Luke by the Rev. D. M. 40. "And the child grew and waxed Itrong in spirit, filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon Him." In our recent Christmas lesson, which must still be quite fresh in our minds, we had the wondrous story of His birth and were, I trust, profited by the faith and testimony of the shepherds. Then followed the visit of the wise men, the presentation in the temple, the flight into Egypt and return to Nazareth. After which we know nothing of Him till His baptism at the ag3 of 80 beyond what is recorded in "this verse and in this lesson. In the quiet retirement of Nazareth Ho grew both in physical and in spiritual stature and lived in the favor of God. He had a body of flesh and blood, such as we have (Heb. ii, 14), but He had no sin (Heb. vii, 26; II Cor. v, 21). 41. "Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover." While only the males were commanded to attend the feasts (Ex. xxiii, 17) it would seem that women also went to the feast of the passover (I Sam. i, 7). When we come to a passover story, it is always well to think of the safety of those who are under the blood and the fellowship of those who obediently feed upon the Lamb. Salvation depends upon the blood alono, but fellowship and growtL dopend upon our eating Him continually by whose blood we are redeemed. His own testimony is "He that eateth Me, even he shall live by Me" (John vi, 57). 42. "And when He was 12 years old, they went up to Jerusalem, after the custom of the feast." We would like to know His thoughts concerning this, His first visit to the Holy City. We may imagine that as He was not taken up with seeing the city when He got there, so lae was not overmuch occupied with sights along the way. Whatever of Old Testament story was associated with the places they would pass through we may be sure He would think and perhaps talk of there, for He was well versed in the Scriptures. 43. "And when they had fulfilled the days, as thoy l-eturned the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem, and Joseph and His mother knew not of it." Jerusalem is called the Holy City, and the City of the Great King (Math, iv, 5; v, 35); by its great sin it is called the city where our Lord was crucified (Rev. xi, 8), but it shall yet be called a City of Truth, and the Throne of the Lord (Zech. viii, 3; Jer. iii, 17). That Lord shall prove to be none other than this same' Jesus without whom Joseph and Mary started from Jerusalem for Nazareth. Did they think enough of Him? 44. "But they, supposing Him to have been in the company, went a day's journey. '' Supposing and wondering .are not the roads to peace and assurance and are apt to cause us many sorrows. Just think what dismay it might work if we should attempt to travel by train or steamer supposing that we knew the time of starting.. Let no one in matters eternal rest in anything short of an assurance well founded. . l?3phen timecan'Bj^p^thtejl in this experience: - Did they confess to God th'eir negligence and ask Him to guide them? Did they remember Ps. xxxii, 8; Isa. xxx, 81, and Ps. 1, 15? Perhaps they will tell us about it some day. 46. "And it came to pass that after three days they found Him in the temple." Not seeing the sights of tho great city, but in His Father's house at a Bible study. We may safely think of Him as saying to these teachers, "What is written?" "How read-est thou?" To Joseph and Mary one hour's neglect had brought three day's anxiety. To many an hour's neglect has often brought a life long sorrow. To neglect the soul's welfare will bring eternal sorrow. See Job xxxvi, 18; Heb. ii, 3. 47. "And aH that heard Him were astonished at His understanding- and answers. '' If John the Baptist was filled with tho Spirit from his birth, how much more must Jesus have been so filled! And will not the phrase "Jesus knew from the beginning" (John vi, 64) reach back to this stage of His life as well as to the beginning of His ministry? He would understand the Scriptures better than those who questioned Him, and many would doubtless receive some new light that day as they heard the Scriptures quoted, in all their simplicity and beauty. 48. "Son, why hast Thou thus dealt with us? Behold, Thy father and I have sought Thee sorrowing." This was His mother's greeting after the three days' search. He might have replied, Why did you go without Me, parents, look after children, not children after parents. In chapter 5 of the Song of Solomon the loved one has a sorrowful search because she did not care enough for her Beloved to let Him in. promptly when He called. 49. "How is it that ye gbught Me? Wist ye not that I must be about My Father's business?" This is His answer. The revised version gives "in My Father's houpe," or "in the things of My Father." Thus early in life did He understand and speak of His great mission. 50. "And they understood not the saying which He spake unto them." They did not know Him, even His mother did not understand Him, and just before He died He had to say to one of the| twelve, "Have I been so long time with you and yet hast thou not known me, Philip?" (John xiv, 9). Unknown and misunderstood as a boy and as a man, how strangely lonely was all His life. Does any boy or girl, young man or young woman, feel in them movings of the Spirit which even father and, mother cannot recognize, think of Jesus and wait God's time. Blessed are they that wait for Him (Isa. xxx, 18). 61. "And He went down with them and came to Nazareth and was subject unto them." And this covers the next 18 years. Where are the youhg men and women of today who are tbus cheerfully subject? Where are the older ones who are always cheerfully subject to all our heavenly Father's plans and appointments? Blessed are all such, ior they are in the greatest mission on earth—that of submission. 62. "And Jesus increased in^ wisdom and stature and In favor wltlTGod and man,*'- Almost the' same words are used of Samuel (I Sap. ii* 26), and we think of David) of Whom it is written that "David went on and grew great (going and growing, margin), and the Lord God of Hpsts was with him" (II Sam. v, 10). The words of Ezek. xli, 7, oft come to mind in reference ,to the daily life, for we read there of an enlarging and a winding about, but it is always "still upward," and "by the midst" may "still upward" be oar motto and "Jesus in the.jmidsty our. inspiration. dull eyes drooped. Lstling low, Peels the cool breeze that sings in minor key, And stirs the pines that darkly, gravely rise, And moss flecked silvern birches—bares his head, And in his brief rest turns his searching eyes Where, far below, the grassy pastures spread. And wheatflelds—little distant And yellow, where a creek A far, faint glimpse, but his warm love makes plain The little weather beaten house, the shed, The row of beehives, faded blue and red, The garden, thriving from the morning's rain; The pinks that edge the tanbark walk, and pour Their sweetness out; the white phlox freshly blown; The little child that toddles round the door— This do his fond eyes see, and this alone. —Emma A. Opper in Youth's Companion. THE DIVER'S ST0EY. BY J. H. CONNELLY. [Copyright, 1895, by American Press Association.] "«A11 fool superstitition, eh? Well, you keep on thinking so. But I know better, because I've tried it. The one I had was only a little one, but it<mighty nigh did me up. And the chap that got it from me—well, it finished him in great shape. I guess I know about opals. "Yes, I've no objection to telling you. I was, when a young man, a diver, and considered a good one too. A company that had got a concession from the Venezuelan government to recover the treasure of the Spanish line of battle ship San Pedro Aloantara engaged seven other divers afid myself to do the work. That company was formed in Baltimore," but five of the eight of us •were hired from New York, myself and my chum, Alec Paterson, among them. "The ship was burned, and her. remains sunk in Margarita bay in 1815, during the war between Spain and her South American colonies. Seven hundred men, out of the 1,000 she had aboard, perished iii the flames and the waves, and it was believed that a couple of millions in gold, a million in silver, the rich plunder of several Venezuelan towns and the great wealth of some cathedrals— put aboard for safety—all went down to the bottom with her. That was the stuff we were after, and thoughts of it set us all pretty near wild. "We worked with a diving Hell, two jnen going, down at a time and having •a very smooth job. Thewajter was only superintendent that all the belonged of right to the company, bnt he couldn't prove it, at least he couldn't to the satisfaction of the V authorities, so after a long hard fight in the courts we were let go, but not until we had been, upon one or another pretext, stripped of everything in sight. He recovered nothing except his longboat, but the sailors, lawyers, courts and everybody else pretty much took a hack at us until nothing was left. Then we were literally kicked out. "I got to Porto Rico on a goleta; then to Trinidad before the mast; to Liverpool in the same way, and finally back -to New York, firing on a steamer. Lord! What a tough time I had 1 But through everything I managed to retain my big opal. I went to see Jenny Paterson, and she would have nothing to do with me. Aleo had got home some time before 1 did and poisoned her mind against me with stories of I don't know what. I had hoped he had forgotten the opal and our fight, but he had not and had done me the worst hurt he could. "In a few days after my return I was arrested again, at the company's instance, on the old charge of stealing recovered jewels, and a little gold pin with three or four cheap small stones in it that was found in my possession when I was taken up was held to be an incriminating proof of my guilt. It was not, for I had worn it fairly at cards from another fireman coming over from Liverpool, and, so far as I know, it had never beeE' j^ithin a thousand miles of the wreck of the San Pedro Alcantara. The company did no better prosecuting me at home than they had done abroad, for proof was lacking, and I was discharged. But the effect of the affair was damning, so far as work in my profession was concerned. No wrecking company would hire a diver supposed to be dishonest. I tried for work in other ways, got several successive situations and was driven from each in turn by some unknown person—Aleo, I've no doubt—sending to my employer a newspaper account of my trial. "I lost heart and hope, took to drinking hard, had only rags to wear and many a day was miserably hungry, yet through all that bitter time, with a strange unreasoning infatuation for the fasoinating and accursed thing, I managed to keep my opal, and when I deemed myself secure from observation) I would take it from its hiding place,1 among my tatters and gloat over it, am wonder how much it was worth, and de bate with myself whether I could mak< np my mind to sell it, and, if so, hoW;; oonId, in my*condition* dispose^ BUCKUSN'S ABKICA SAIIVS.—The best Salve-in the world for cats, braises, sores, oleers, salt rheain, fefer softs, tetter, chapped hands. chilblains. conis, and all skin ero|>«dns,and positlvelycurespiles, or no pay required. It iB guaranteed to ve perfect satisfaction, or money je-ded. Frice, 85 cents perbfcx. ciently evidenced by tlie' giving up the Veneatp^la _ shaie the expedition took back $800,000 to Baltimore. And we were supposed to be getting it all up, just for days wages. So we would—if we'd been chumps. It was observable that none of the jewels known to have been lost was found. They seemed to have melted away—so far as thecompany's-superintendent and the Venezuelan "fiscal" knew, anyhow. Mpny months afterward, when we had all got back, somehow, one of the boys sold in New York for $18,000 a diamond crop that he said he had found, but he didn't tell where. "One day Alec and I were down in the bell together when we both saw at the same instant, in the shallow water covering the sand at our feet, something that seemed to blaze with flames of all imaginable colors, and together we jumped for it. I clutched the thing, and we had a solid fight for it. The moment it was in my hand, I felt myself impelled to kill Alec, but luckily I didn't. Got the best of him without that, for I was the stronger. But it was a fool thing for me to do, he being a revengeful sort of devil, as I well knew, and me engaged to his sister Jenny, who was dearer to me than life. He gave up, but said, 'I'll get good and even with you, Ben Trumbull"—and he did. " When I came to look at my prize, I found it was an opal, of about the bigness of your thumbnail, quite thick and the most brilliant in its play of oolors that I ever saw. Fine as it was I didn't happen to think of reporting it ta the* superintendent, but we gave him about a peck of blaok silver dollars we had raked up, and he seemed pleased. Of course Aleo couldn't say anything to him about it, for he himself had some unconsidered trifles stowed away in his dunnage and did not care to have any suspicions .awakened. The other boys would have clubbed his head off if he' had. -. "About a . fortnight : after that every diver with the expedition disappeared one night. Some of them could hot endure the thought of possessing so much wealth as they bad in their olothes without going on a spree, and the steadiest of us, who would have been glad to stay as long as possible and g^t all he coald, had to give in and go with them, for fear of suspicion and search when they were gone. We took the longboat; The superintendent said we stole it, but we didn't, we just took it. He was welcome to his old longboat any time .after it carried us to La Gnayra. ... ."As soon as we were missed he divined the whole thing at once, and cracking on all suil, with the help of a favoring wind, got down $o La Gnayra in pursuit soon enough" to have us all arrested just in the opening up of onr spree. Luckily we had taken the pje-oaution to hide' away* in hands we thought wecould trust or in seonre hiding places, most of ^he valuable things we happened to have with up, and;Soine of that stuff was actually ^reooyered aft-, erward. Bnt I was in hard luok. When we were getting intone boat, some fool who went down the rope ahead of gra dropped hte iheath knife* which waa sharp, and when • 1 lowered myself—4a my bare feet, as we all were—I got a mighty nasty ont in my left foot on that knife. The salt water inflamed it, MO that it was a sight to aee by the timo wegottoLaGuayra,and^wa8thfa»^« tag more abont my chance® *<frl<*kja* lha° of Qon*«e I oottW»'l. , te nignt i naa Decome ^ wxetched that I deliberately resol-jump off the pier and end it alL I had been looking at my opal until the con" trast between its glory and my debase-ment seemed to madden me. Within a block of the river, as I passed a dark alley, a house seemed to fall suddenly on me, and I knew nothing more. When I recovered my senses, I don't know how long after, my hair and beard were matted with blood from a cut on my head, my face was caked with mud from the street where I had fallen, and —my opal was gone. No doubt some robber had seen me handling it, followed, and after knocking mesenseleea robbed me. "The blow left me still dazed aftetf I had got on my feet, and 1 staggered along aimlessly, in the direction my nose happened to be ported, until I got to Broadway And there I encountered Jenny, with be? mother, returning hoihe from a visit. The agony in my heart at sight of her, so beautiful and far above the thing I had become, leaped to my lips, and without knowing what I did I cried out her name as a lost soul might shriek to an angel. By sight the dear girl could not have known me, as she has told me since, BO much had misery changed me, but my voioe went straight to her heart, and with an answering'cijT of "Oh, you poor Ben J*' she sprang to me and held me up, or I should have fallen. And her mother, a noble, good woman, who always liked me, she,, too, knew at once whose voice ha# f^ied her daughtername and helggjjl&ustain me. "Thejf took me home and fixed me, up. I Waa ill for a few days, and they tended me as kindly as if I had deserved it| Alec was away, gone to South AfridiK As soon as I got out I found work in my old' profession, at geftd wages, with a kind, true man who was willing to give me a chance again. And I have done well ever since, earned good money, saved it, kept sober, and,'best of all, married my dear Jenny. "From the hour the opal left me my luck changed. But a week or so after it passed to other hands I read in the papers about a burly corpse, with its skull caved in, being found in the Bast river, and in one of the pockets of the vest on it was a splendid opal, mine, I have BO doubt, from the description, but I never wentjffisee or claim it" ; The Maine farmer, referring to the road legislation of Connecticut, New Jersey and Bhode Island, says: "We hardly think that expensive commissions wiU do. We- want to expend the money that is appropriated upon the roads, and not on commissions. . Co-operation between the state and the towns ought to be brought about by less expensive methods. 'T 'V1 '<•» ' '• —- ; Can some'one explain this? Write down any sum under £11, in pounds, shillings, and pence, taking care that the pence be fewer than tbe pounds, and underneath put the same figures in reverse order. Subtract lower sum from upper. Under remainder write those figures revetted, and add this sutn to remainder. Whatever be the ori^^laanpiber,'the' result .of thisjRfldition "mil be £$218s. lid. H I 1 ' H I " " Old, yet ever new, and simple and be&utiful ever," sings the poet, in words which might well apply to Ayer s Sa parilla—the moat efficient and scien blbod-purifle* ever offered to fluffe Nothing but superior ,m iireii"""" He will probably put on a sheepish look and deny knowing anything about it, but the riiere fact of his claiming entire ignor-the affair is evidence enough, to that know him, that the tale is genuine. , ere had been a consultation among the female portion of thg household which resetted in the unanimous opinion that we pught to have blackberry shortcake for ^upper. We of the sterner sex were asked what we thought of it. It didn't takers long to think. Sundry recollections filled our souls of a Bimilar kind of shortcake that we had partaken of a short time before. Therefore we all said "yea" in a loud tone of voice. .Then it was pleasantly suggested that some one must go after the berries. A lecturer once made the exceedingly bright remark tbat "water had done a great deal for navigation." Berries assume a similar relationship as regards a shortcake. Ned s^id he would be pleased to go, and then cast his weather eye towards me with a kind of a "Why don't you speak up" look in it. I dutifully spoke up. We were provided with pails, Ned having the larger' one. I also took a gun along. It is a good plan to take along a gun when one goes berrying, for if no berries arie found, perchance a blue-jay or a red squirrel may be shot and the chagrin caused by coming' home empty handed is averted. Gyp took it into his canine head that the expedition would not be a howling success without him ancf so manfested signs of great joy when told that he could go. One of his joyous demonstrations was that of running at full speed between my legs, thereby nearly precipitating me to the ground. Ned said he probably took my lower limbs for a hoop. I am not nearly so bow legged as some people, and I told him the remark was entirely uncalled for. Everything being in readiness, we started. Ned informed me that he knew where the berries were as thick as bees in a buckwheat field. I didn't know just What degree of thickness that was, but later in the afternoon rriumerous. By tltid; I learned he was Supposed to go. in a straight line towards his objective point I never want to go as the crow flies again. Fences seemed to spring up everywhere. I tried crawling through until I raked a sizable patch of epidermis off one side of my face, and after that I went over the top. I heard Ned say. "Look out for this place." Straightway I began to work my orbs of vision for all they were worth, but for the life of me I couldn't see any place that was to be avoided. So I stepped boldly on to what I thought was a solid bed of dried leaves and immediately sank half way to my kneea in^soft black mud. Ned came back with sucU a broad smile on his face that it looked like a full moon and said that was the place he meant He jthen proved his friendly intentions by helping me on to solid ground again# Shortly after this incident we came to he berries and soon had enough for our urpose and started homeward. We took different route home. I think it would iave been just as well to have returned the same way we came, for although it contained some places which might cause inconvenience, yet at no time were our lives in danger. We were getting along nicely and were congratulating ourselves on an easier trip home when a little adventure occurred which put all past ones in the shade. We had just climbed carefully over a fence when we spied a colt eyeing us with a ajild, enquiring gaze, but there was npthi$g wicked looking about him as we covtld see. Everything would have.passed off pleasantly if that confounded dog had ke$$ st$ll. , But, as luck would have it, he&didii't He imagined he saw something in that gaze that ought to be rebuked, and so straightway he made three or four leaps towards the colt, barking fere&fcusly at every leap. He thought he Would frighten the colt But he was mistaken, awfully mistaken. 'That colt laid back his ears, opened his u\s>uth and camy. ibr doggie. And doggie turned tail |&d' came for us. Ned picked up a smiE& alone and threw it at the colt __ It hit him on the head but didn't stop bim. Then Ned ran for the fence. Being of.a sociable nature, I followed him. The dog orawled through while we were getting over. The colt acted as though he was going to follow ils. To prevent his doing so, Ned frantically tried to pull up a saydl tree UOme time inches in^iamefet which to hit -him. t uamarked from my ad a large rock ttiat if he'had an axe he could chop it down quicker than he oould pull it up. I then ;down quiokly and jusieteaped a small stiok that oame ^Ws-y direction. All this time the as if his existence POWDER Absolutely Pure. " A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest of all in leavening strength."—Latest U. S. Government Food Report. ROYAL BAKING POWDER Co., 106 Wall St., N.Y. In his desire to get there with all possible dispatch he quite overlooked a deep hole that lay directly in his path. Suddenly I saw his pail ascend skyward like a rocket and at the same moment he disappeared from view. When I came to where he was he was just gathering himself together. I softly murmured something about places he should look out for. He was too much out of breath to answer intelligently and I guess it was just as well that he was. We found the pail bottom side up a little further on. When we arrived on the safe side of the next fence we took inventory. Ned's stock in trade bonsisted of an empty pail and a bruised shin. I had a full pail and a gun, but had left some cartridges somewhere, I know not where. I sincerely hoped the colt would step on one and blow himself up, but at last accounts he hadn't. We had blackberry shortcake for supper just the same, one-sixth berries, five-sixths cake. WINTHROP. Many a nice man bosses his wife because of the belief that if he doesn't boss her she will boss him. TAKINGJHANCES. WOMEN ABE CARELESS. They Over-Estimate Their Physical Strength. Advice to Young Women. [SPECIAL TO OCR LADY BKADIB8.] Women are very apt to over-estimate their strength and overtax it. When they are feeling particularly well, they sometimes take chances which in the long run cause them much pain and. tron-largely to their not fully realizing how delicate their sensitive organism is. The girl who has just become a woman can hardly be expected to act wisely, everything is so new to her. She, however, should be told; and every woman should realize that to be well her "monthly periods" should be regular. Wei "feet, or a cold from exposure, may suppress or render irregular and fearfully painful the menses, and perhaps sow the seed for future ill health. Lydia E. Pink- Aam's Vegetable Compound will ever be the unfailing remedy in such cases as well as all the peculiar ailments of women. Millions of women live to prove this. Mrs. M. L. Verrill tells plainly what it has done for her:— ~ 4'I will write you a few lines to tell you what my troubles were before taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com-pound. It was the same old story,— my back and lower part of my abdomen and painful menstruation. Of course tt was female weakness. The doctors (I have tried five different ones)called it chronic inflamma- j tion of the womb. "I leucor- -hrea for over eight * ; • rs, nleen #n the •' of ij^ iromb, terrible headaches and Your medicine completely — Mns. M. L. VERRILL, $23 Ave.. Pawtuckel, R.T ——A BARGAIN ! . One Mason & Hamlin organ, guaranteed to be in first-class condition. Contains two full sets .of reeds; five stops; Vox Humana and automatic swell. Guaranteed for five years. Address LEROY H. SIKES, Tuner and Repairer of Organs and Pianos, Suffield, Ct. HOUSE-JOINER, Carpenter, and General Jobber. All wort: done with neatness, promptness, prices. Apply to. SIDNEY STERLAND, Enfield St Third house souti of South Baarl street P. O. box 182, Thompeonvilie. Coon. .23, 8 .04, 9.23 p. m. 6.10, 7.28, 10.03 59, 7.10, 9.28 .15, 7.33, 8.12, 10.08 9.00 p. m. LONGMEADOW—5". 52, 7.09, 9.44, m.; 2.54, 4.39, 6.49, 9.09 p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—6.00, 7.18, 8.02, 9.53 in.; 12.09, 8.03, 4.48, 6.59, 9.18 p. ENFIELD BRIDGE—6.05, 7.23, 9.58, 12 14, 3.08, 4.53, 7 WAREHOUSE : m.; 12.20, 3.13, 4.59, v.iu, y.sjo p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6. ~ " '" a. m.; 12.25, 2 40, 3.18, 5.04, 7.15, 9.33 p. m. WINDSOR—6.25, 7.45, 10.20 a. m.; 12.37, *2.51, 3.30, 5.17, 7.25, 9.45 p. m. TRAINS LEAVE HARTFORD, GOING NORTH, for Springfield and way stations, connecting with the Boston & Albany R. R., and all points on the Connecticut River line, at 5.55, 8.04, 9.26 and 11.18 a. m.; 1.30, 3.55*, 4.40, 6.20, 9.17 and 11.25 p. m. WINDSOR—6.10, 8.18, 9.40, 11.30 a. m.; I.44, 4.10*, 4.53, 6.35, 9.29, 11.39 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.21, 8.29, 9.52, 11.40 a. m.; 1.55, 4.21*, 5.07, 6.46, 9.40, II.52 p. m. WAREHOUSE POINT—6.26, 8.34,9.56 a. m.; I.59, 5.12, 6.51, 9.45,11.58 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—12.03, 6.31, 8.39, 10.02 a. m.; 2.04, 5.17, 6.55, 9.48 p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—12.08, 6.36, 8.44, 10.07, II.51 a. m.; 2.09, 5.22, 7.00, 9.58 p. m. LONGMEADOW —12.16, 6.44, 8.52, 10.16 a. m.; 2.18, 5.30, 7.08, 10.01 p. m. •Suffield train. SUFFIELD BRANCH. SUFFIELD TO WINDSOR LOCKS—7.10, 9.80 a. m.; 1.30, 2.25, 4.45, 6.10 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS TO SUFFIELD—8.30,10.09 a. m.; 1.56, 4.22, 5.08, 7.16 p. m. Hffg-Pocket TIME TABLES can be obtained from the Ticket Agents at stations. ICE Plows $14 and Up Chisels, Saws, Tongs, &c. TRACY & ROBINSON'S, 78 A 80 Asylum St., Hartford, Conn., is the place. B ARRED PLYMOUTH ROCK COCKERELS! Now select the bird for your breeding en. I have a few choice birds that can e purchased at a reasonable price. F. J SHELDON, Enfield, Conn. Of East Berlin, Conn. 0«m Soil You a GOOD IRON OR STEEL ROOK For per sqr. foot. Write for ] TEXAS COMPOUND. For removing Grease, Paint, Tar, &c., from Silk, Satin and Woolen Goods, without injuring or discoloring the Fabric. —AT— W. L. Benton 8c Co's . . Drug Store, . . 77 Main St., - Thompsonville. Money to Loan! On Good Eeal Estate Securities. TEEMS E-A-S~2". Insurance Agents. We represent 12 strong companies. You press the button; we do the rest. D. & H. K. BMINARD, rhompsonville, Conn. Worcester Salt. The best for Kitchen, Table and Dairy. Wholesale agency, . ' Horse Blankets! We have sold our share of blankets for this year already, yet we are not satisfied. Quality, style and price tell the story. Brainard's Agr. Warehouse* NEW THROAT DOCTOR 10C. BOXES. 25C. BOXES. SMITH'S PHARMACY, 98 Main st.. Thompsonville, Conn. Designs That Please the Artistic eye, Memorials that will really be an honor and a lasting beauty, are not made in a hurry, or devised by unskilled workmen. The monument that is erected for all timei should be of character, symmetrical. LIBERTY'S monuments are first in design, material, V workmanship. I^apon# jfVri * Here. a hole in the fenoe and at it. We did not underactions until we saw bim cwn-us on «»ri*de of the fence, rook witi^further notioeand "e both ft>t over he would Statuary and Pearl St., Benr* Old forge and Cwnj^ Aawtment *** * (160 SBS.v,,,more on tne floof. ct -entirely new light andheara Paftve^Sleighs $'35, W |85 $50 to $150 urohaBing come and see the gpenTBnja Sleigh beforeyouhaveee<mamy stools Cotters, Businew and have got sOJne M0: <) Hunt iM Juki 11 " * UNDERWEAR. What can be a better gift for a man, woman or child than some nice underwear. Our pr i ces be-' gin at 15 and go up to the best al 1-wool. Did you ever realize that we carry such a f tock ? HOSIERY! HOSIERY! Cotton and wool. Black, Camel's-hair and Cotton in endless variety. SHOES & SLIPPERS. Slippers great at-the Holi- Shoes and are receiving tention for 1 days. Fancy umbrellas, etbooks, handkerchiefs,| perfumery, jardinieres,! gloves and mittens, and hosts of things in our stock that will make Jappreciable gifts, and don't forget the Tablep tea, coffee, extracts^ oranges, 1 emons, f igs ,5 dates, lemon peel, cit-ront fancy crackers, in great'variety. ; ^Iii
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ESTABLISHED 1880. THOMPSONYILLE, COOT., , JANUARY 9, 1896. YOL. XVI. NO. 36.
MOUNTAIN trust any of them, and
that when we were
of gold and every jewel I had was
tured, all but the opal, which, being an
slipped into the waist-
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL.
unset stone, I had
incident did not happen
wild and woolly West nor in the
regions of South America, as
inferred by the reading thereof,
small town not twenty-five miles
ville. And it is true. If
you nave any doubts on that line,
LEAVE SPRINGFIELD, GOING SOUTH,
my old New Haven and way stations, con-necting
with express trains for New
York, at 5.45, 7.00, 7.50, 9.35 and
2.45, 4.80, 6.40 and 9.00
The R, B.IH0BT. E..SPE1CER CO,
ments. Possibly we can suggest some way out
of the difficulty.
We are in a position to give our clients the
best service possible, and any business you jpay
entrust to our care will be faithfully attended to.
OFFICE HOURS—9.30 to 12 a. m.; 1.80to.3.30P. m.
Physicians and Surgeons.
EF. PARSONS, M. D., . PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Residence and office No. 45 Pearl street,
rhompsonville, Conn. Office hours, 8.00 to 9.00
a. m.; 2.00 to 3.00, and 6.00 to 7.30 p. m. Orders
may be left at E. N. Smith's drug store.
Teacher of the
PIANO-FORTE, ORGAN PLAYING AND HARMONY.
Address P. O. box 462.
Thompsonville, - - Conn.
TRA P. ALLEN,
TEACHER OF MUSIC,
Also agent for the finest Pianos and Organs
sold in this vicinity. Can refer to scores of
purchasers. Musical merchandise of every description
on hand, or obtained at short notice.
Lindsey's block (room 1), Thompsonville, Ct.
O H. THORNTOf. D D.S.,
** DENTAL PARLORS.
Mansley's Block, Main street, Thompsonville,Ct.
Special attention given to Crown,
Bridge and Gold Plate Work,
py* Pure Nitrous Oxide Gas administered for
Painless Extraction of Teeth.
TQR. W. H. LAWRENCE,
Can be found at his THOMPSONVILLE OFFICE
(over the Bridge Store)
Mondays and Tuesdays all day,
and Saturday afternoons.
EW pure Nitrous Oxide Gas always on hand
for painless extraction.
Undertakers and Directors.
' St'WW-V'V'.rWV. •,
Funeral Director and Embalmer•
,mpt, carefbl and personal attention
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» < feqr UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER,
45 AND 47 MAIN ST.,
THOMPSONVXLLK, . . . CONN.
Printers and Pnblisbers.
rpTTF, PARSONS PRINTING CO.,
Steam-Power Printers, and
Publishers of THK THOMPSONVILLE PRESS
near the Postofflce.
FIRE INSURANCE AGENT.
Losses Promptly Adjusted.
Claims Promptly Paid.
LOWEST POSSIBLE RATES.
Office at THK THOMPSONVILIJE TRUST COMPANY,
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