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P - - . - - - • ii- •r s'JfeT": | fr*' S - — • '&. • fk: -. •: Sfcf •- ' :• - ''5 !•"••• '. t ESTABLISHED 1880. THOMPSONYILLE, COM., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1896. YOL. XYII. NO. 32. Banking and Financial. i It. D. SPKNCKR. Manager. ROBT. E. SPKNCF.R, Cashier. House ffce R, 0,4 ROBT. E. SPENCER CO, Thompsonville, Conn. Oapital, $25,000. The business of the house is the t ransaction of a "eneral banking business. Deposit accounts received subject tu check nt sunlit, und iuteicst a llowed on deposits. We have money to loan on •"hoinpsonville real estate. We are desirous of being of service to those that inay have had, and now may be having, trouole and anxiety in the matter of their investments. Possibly we can suggest some way out the difficulty. We are in a position to give .our clients the b >st service possible, and any business you may entrust to our care will be faithfully attended to. OFKICK Hoi:iis-U.30to 12 a. m.; 1.30 to 3.30p. m. i'iijsicians and Surgeons. 1]7*j . F. PARSONSP, HMYS. DIC.I, AN AND SUKUKON. Residence and office No. 45 Pearl street, fhompsonville. Conn. Office hours, 8.00 to 9.00 i. m.; 2.00 to 3:00, and li.OO to 7.30 p. m. Orders may be left at E. N. Smith's drug store. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. LESSON XI, FOURTH QUARTER, INTERNATIONAL SERIES, DEC. 13. J II. DARLINti, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Residence, 24 Pleasant st„ Thompsonville, Conn. Telephone connections with E. N. Smith's drug store. Main street, and at Mr. Smith's house 011 Windsor St. Music. Etc. D INS LOW KINO. Teacher of the PWNO-FOHTE, ORGAN PLAYING AND HARMONY. Address P. O. box 402. Thompsonville, Conn. JTUA I'. ALLEN, TEACHER OF MUSIC, Also agent for the finest Pianos and Organs <old in this vicinity. Can refer to scores of purchasers. Musical merchandise of every description 011 hand, or obtained at short notice. Liudsey's block (room 1), Thompsonville, Ct. Dentistry. jg H. THORNTON D.D.S., DENTAL PARLORS, ilansley's Block, Main street, Thompsonville,Ct. Special attention given to Crown, Bridge and Gold Plate Work. Pure Nitrous Oxide Gas administered for Painless Extraction of Teeth. 25 YEARS' EXPERIENCE ! For all Dental Operations go to DR. WM. H. LA WHENCE, TUES 8.30 A. M." to 8.30 P. M. WEDNES Text of the Lesson, Prov. xxiil, 15-25. Memory Verses, 19-21 — Golden Text, Prov. xxiii, 31—Commentary by the Rev. D. M. Stearns. 15. "My son, if thino heart bo wise, my heart shall rejoice—even mine." In listening to this father entreating his son we must think of our Heavenly Father entreating His children, for all the love of parents to children is but the faintest shadow of the love of our Father in heaven. As physically, so spiritually, the heart is everything, and without a healthy heart the body cannot have perfect health, so without a new heart wo cannot have spiritual health. Out of the heart are the issues of life (Prov. iv, 23). Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh (Math, xii, 34). Out of the heart proceed evil thoughts and all uncleanness, for it is desperately wicked (Math, xv, 19; Jer. xvii, 10). ,10. "Yea, my veins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things." The substance of oar conversation indicates the condition of our heart, and if we thought of this wo might be more careful of our words. The Lord looks upon the heart, and not only so, but upon the imagination of the thoughts of the heart (I Sam. xvi, 7; I Citron, xxviii, 9), and perhaps this may help us to understand "the veins." Parents may well rejoice 5 their inmost being when their children speak right things. 17. "Let not thine heart envy sinners, but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the daylong." A new heart is a heart in which God dwells; it is put in us by God Himself that He alone may occupy it. It is a new spring to our actions," words and thoughts, a new motive for everything, even God working in us those things which are pleasing in His sight. FISHER LASSIES. The wind blows tip from the nor'west.waves Chill, salt and strong from its ocean caves. The sea glows yet in the sunset's hue, And the hollowing sky is a oup of bine. But the sentinel rocks on the headland's right Are black and grim in the waning light, And out in the west a lone white star Keeps its steadfast watch o'er the harbor bar. Over the waves where the red light floats To the glooming shore come the fishing boats, And tho girls who wait for their coming in Are something to wave and wind akin— Born of the union of sky and sea, Joyous, lithe limbed as the sea birds free, Fearless in danger and true as steel, To friend unswerving, to lover leal. No caro is theirs. All the world they knot? Is the sky above and the sea below. Light o'er the waters their laughter floats As they wait on the sand for the fishing boats. Brown are they, yet tho tint that glows In their cheeks has the hue of a crimson rose, And never brighter or clearer eyes Watched across.the bar 'heath the sunset skies. When the wearisome toil of the day is done And the boats come in with the setting sun, Sweethearts and brothers, tall and tanned, Bend to the oars with a firmer hand. Each one knows at the landing dim Some one is waiting to welcome him. Over the harbor the twilight creeps. The stars shine out in the sky's clear deeps; From far sea caves (tomes a hollow rear, And the girls have gone from the darkened shore, For the crimson has died from the sky line's bound, And the boats are all in from the fishing ground. —M. L. Cavendish in Youth's Companion. SAVED HEE SON. You must know that Mme. Jambe— Mother Jambe the soldiers called her— was for many years cantiniere in a regi- ^uch a heart ment of the line, and in this oapacity she was a sort of good angel to the troops. 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Sk r Deeds, Bonds, Insurance Claims, and all other ustruments duly acknowledged before me. FRED. O. DUTTON, Notary Public. At A. R. Leete's store, Thompsonville. 1FURNITURE REPAIRING . and General Jobbing I Reliable work at moderate prices. Now is the time to fix up your furniture for 1;he 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. * •/j: •"V. "tf," ' • Light and Heavy Trucking! Special attention given to Piano and Furniture moving. • A. J. EPSTEIN. Thompsonville, Ct. ' Residence cor. Central st. and Young ave. Bent's Old Stand. will not envy sinners, but will rejoice in tho Lord alway, and, abiding in His love, satisfied with His goodness, will fear to grieve Him lest it lose this fellowship, which is heaven on earth. 18. "For surely there is an end, or reward, and thino expectation shall not be cut off " See this repeated in chapter Bing[e brutal act or word! xxiv, 14, and add Jer. xxix, 11, "I know i 6 tho thoughts I think toward you," saith I She married, when abont 80 years of tho Lord, "thoughts of peace and not of age, the quartermaster sergeant of the evil, to give you an end and expectation." i regiment. His time was nearly up, but The expectation of the return ofI Christ, andj h remained wit.h the colora in order to tho righteousness that shall then be seen, | the wrongs that shall be righted, and the help his wife to keep the canteen. The glory that shall be revealed, is the most little household was a prosperous one, helpful truth which las a redeemed soul, for Mma Jambe had more than one have ever seen. Do not tho words "end," , . . , . _ „ , „ "reward," "expectation," all point to it? |string to her bow and wel1 underst°i°d Well has it been written, "He that hath how to employ her spare time profitably, this hope in Him, purifleth himself even as She had learned the art (or science, per- He is pure" (I John iii, 3). I haps, it should be called) of hairdress- 19. "Hear thou, my son, and be wise, jngi an(j on the occasion of any fete was and guide thine heart in the way.» Our t t with the officera> wives. Lord said, "Be wise as serpents and harm- „„„„„ „ less as doves" (Math, x, 16). And in Jas. ^ ,la ^olonelle never employed a iii, 17, we read of the nature of true wis- professional coiffeur even for the mosfc dom, that it is "first pure, then peaceable, ceremonious event. The thrifty woman gentle and easy to be intreated, full of, was thus able to lay by a very consider-mercy and good fruits, without partiality, ! able sum of money, which by no means: and "without hypocricy. " Surely this is lessened her popularity in the regiment. and as to i . After a year of married lifea son was. "tofg^whichrecti- agreed that as soon as he should attain. life here and purifies from fill uncleanness. the proper age he, too, should be a soldier. At the age of 16 he passed into the: 20. "Benot among wine bibbers; among tanks, and, already accustomed, as he riotous eaters of flesh." This sort of thing was, to military life and discipline and belongs to the wisdom of earth, which is being smart and intelligent, he seemed sensual and devilish (Jas. iii, 15). The jjay0 a'bright future before him. kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost (Rom. xiv, 17). The word for the believer is "Be not drunk with wine, but be filled with the Spirit" (Eph. v, 18). Any method of reform short of that which looks to a new heart, a new fountain within, will prove unavailing. The old nature is incurably corrupt in tho sight of God (Rom. viii, 7), and though it may be made moral and somewhat temperate, it never can enter the kingdom. Only that which is born from above can enter (John iii, 3, margin). 81. " For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty, and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags." Whatever may become of the drunkard as to this life it is written that drunkards cannot inherit tho kingdom (I Cor. vi, 10). As to the glutton he was, according to law, to be stoned with stones (Deut. xxi, 20, 21). 22. '' Hearken unto thy father that begat thee and despise not thy mother when she is old." One would think such commands wholly unnecessary if we did not know the wickedness of the human heart, but God, who knows the heart, has written it. Let each one ask himself, "Am I clean before God in this matter?" Then how much more should we hearken to Him who has of His own will begotten us with the word of truth (Jas. i, 18), who pitieth like a father and comforts as a mother (Ps. ciil, 13; Isa. lxvi, 13), who says, "Incline your ear and come unto me, hear and your soul shall live" (Isa. lv, 3). 23. "Buy the truth and sell it not; also wisdom, instruction and understanding." Omitting the word "also," which is in italics, we learn that the truth iS these three things, or that Jesus Christ, who is the truth, is the sum of all wisdom and understanding. Isa. lv, 1, says we can buy without money and without price. We certainly cannot in any sense give an equivalent for what we get as we do in ordinary buying and selling, but there is a giving up or laying down of our own thoughts and opinions that He may be our wisdom and our righteousness. "Lay thou thy treasure in the. dust and the Almighty shall be thy treasure" (Job xxii, 24, 25, R. Y.). 24. "The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice, and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him." Just as with earthly parents some children are a great joy and some are a great sorrow, so among the children of God some are a joy to Him and others a grief. We read of some who "rebelled and vexed His Holy Spirit" (Isa. lxiii, 10), and of some who must have the flesh destroyed by satan that the spirit may be saved, and of some whose works will be 'burned up and they saved as by flre (I Cor. v, 5; iii, 15). 25. "Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice." Thus our lesson begins and ends with the joy of parents in wise children. We turn to Him of whom the Fahter said, "This is' My Beloved Son in whom I am well pleased," and who could truthfully say of Himself, "I do always those things that please Him," and of whom it is written that He never pleased Himself (Math, iii, 17; xvii, 5; John viii, 29; Rom. xv, 8), and we say, " Lord, make me as far as possible such a child to the Father as thou wast." If He sees that we mean it, He will take us Ln hand to subdue the self life and make manifest in us His own life, for He is able to subdue all things Unto Himself (II Cor. iv, 11; PhiL iii, 31). We must be willing, and He will sureiy do it WE carry a full line of Surreys, Opep and Top Buggys, Business and Farm Wagons. Also, a choice variety of light and Heavy HARNESS. •• ^ Call and see us. We can kive you m o n e y . \ ^ iUL I — BUCKUEN'S ARNICA SALVK.—The best Salve in the world for cats, bruises^ sores, nlcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, But in the full tide of its prosperity the little family suffered a sad catastrophe. The husband and father died suddenly in 1869. It was a terrible shock: to our poor Mme. Jambe, and she would, hardly have survived it were it not for the thought of her son and the hope' that he would be a comfort to her in; her declining years. Sorrow aged her more than her rough life had done, and, with regret, she left the service and settled in a little cottage left her by her parents in the village of Olusy, near Pontarliers. A year later war broke out, and this was another sorrow for her to bear. She was a patriot—Mme. Jambe—but site was a mother also. Her country was in danger, and her son, too, and she was a prey to nervous fears which knew no cessation, no relief. During that terrible winter of 1870-1 Bhe hardly slept for three consecutive hours in the 24. Always, on the alert for news, she chafed Borely at the snow, which almost out off her littlo village from tho outer world and made communication a matter of great difficulty. She passed whole weeks in ignorance of the progress of the war and of her son's'' whereabouts, and then, little by little,, she heard of the defeats and at last: learned that her son, a sergeant now,, had been .^ached to the Army of thet East, which was being formed under time command of General Bourbaki. groin this time and in all weat'ners she might be seen each day trudgin,gthe weary, snow covered miles whic'h lay between Clusy and Pontarliers or else climbing to Fort de Joux, overlooking the Swiss frontier. She sought news, but news, unhappily, was scarce and contradictory, and gradually hopes of a decisi ve victory grew fainter and f aimter. Suddenly, toward the end of Jannary, the rumor spread that the Army off the East was approaching, having failed to relieve Belfort. For nearly a week Mere Jambe kept a strict watch.day and night, scanning eagerly the road by which she hoped to see the French arrive. They were signaled at last, but the Germans were signaled, too, from the opposite direction, and it seemed evident that the armies would encounter one another ia the immediate neighborhood. % And now I will let Mme. Jambe tkke> npthe story, for what follows I had; from her own lipB a few months aftejr the events described took, place: "One morning at dawn I heard a noise at the door of the cottage and tlMB the sonnd of breaking glass. I rose hastily and ran down to the entrance. I gave a cry. My boy was there, and behind him stood three of his octmraides, but in what a state—haggard, hollow cheeked, their uniforms in rag% their boots almost in pieces, blue and shiver-* ing with cold 1 * " 'Ah, my child!' I ^ed, ^pelfig Aty arm& " 'Mother, you must hide us,' he s^id. 'The general has intrusted me with a message to tihe commandant of the fort, but the Prussians bar the way. They have seen us and are in pursuit. They must not find us.' " 'Give me your order,' I cried. 'I will take it while you hide here. Noti one will suspect a woman'— "I had no time to finish. We hearcf'lK 5'! discharge of musketry, and a neighbor Q rushed in, crying: . r " 'The Prussians! The Prusaianslafe here!' "I pushed my son and his friends into a storeroom, at the farther end of 5 which, under some hay, was the door leading into the cellar where I kept my little stock of wine and cider. "The Prussians entered in through the open door. I saw others in the road. There must have been about 100 of them altogether. A yonng officer was in command. "He came up to me and asked brutal-". ly: " 'It is you who are Mme. Jambe?' " 'YOB, I am she,' I answered him. " 'Your son has just entered this house?' " 'My son! He is far away from here, always supposing that be is still alive.' "'He is here. I am sure of it. Oome, now, where is he?' " 'You must seek him then.' "He made a sign, and I was surrounded and prevented from moving my position. "Bhe soldiers ransacked the house, I asking myself meanwhile who could be the coward who had betrayed my Eon. ' 'At last the brutes found him—him and his friends — and I saw them dragged out, covered with the hay in which they had attempted to conceal themselves. And my son! How brave and handsome he looked, with his flashing eyes! Yes; he was my own flesh and blood, and I felt proud of him. They were rigorously searched for the message they were supposed to bear, but as it was a verbal one they could find nothing. "The officer stamped about the little room, mad with rage. Glancing at the prisoners, he cried: " 'Is your son among them?' " 'He is not, and, if he were, I would not confess it.' He drew his sword on me, and then we were all dragged out into the roadway, the officer shouting: "•'Where is the man who gave us the information?' " 'One of his companions has just killed him,' a Prussian sergeant replied, pointing to a corpse which I had not seen, hidden, as it was, behind a busb. ; "The traitor was .a franc-tireur, who, to save his own life, had given up my son to the enemy. His punishment ha^ not been long delayed. ;Vy " 'The murderer shall be shot! crie' the officer. Then, looking fiercely at a group of the villagers who were cower-| ing under his men's bayonets, he con tinned: •... _/:•& Mil : " 'Some one^amon. &akiMc ' POWDER Absolutely Pure. J " A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest Of all in leavening strength.^"—Latest U.S.Oov- $mmentFood Report. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO.. 106 Wall st., N.Y. PO*INB takes out ink, paint tar, pitch, grease and stains from clothing and carpets quickly and completely and Never Leaves a Ring No Acid. No unpleasant odor. Not inflammable. L: IOC., 25c., at Drug and Dry Goods Stores Samples mailed, 5c. B. SUTTON, New Canaan, Ct. Spread at the Hotel Atwood, and it was jj)ast 2 a. m. when I struck my doorstep. ilYou ought to have seen me sneak up to any front door and fumble for my key. Reckon that no one ever did a slicker job Jthan I did. I haven't been out so late or months, but I got into the hallway vithout making any noise, and I sat down pn the stairs and removed my shoes, learned that when I was courting ray rife. Why, I have done slicker jobs in ;etting out of her house and into mine ithout waking either of the families ;an Spike Hennessey ever did in his Jmiest days of burglary. I went up irs to the chamber door and pushed on it. It creaked some, but it gav£ way, and was in. I expected to hear some one y: 'Will, is that you?' but no one did, though I fancied I heard the soft ireathing of my wife. I didn't light the s. Not I. I slipped off my clothes; decided not to wind my watch for fear of click; found my robe de nuit, slipped ito it, and edged around to my side of e bed. Then I calmly and steadily and teftly slipped in. I was alone! "She was gone! 'And then I remembered that she had n away two days, and I had known it | the time, if I had only stopped to ink." Sober?" ''Certainly I was. 1 hadn't drunk any-iing but spring water and Worcester- ~ re sauce. J. H. Mm Carriage Go., Manufacturers and Dealers in Carriages of Every Description. 33 to 39 San ford st., Springfield, Mass. We manufacture and carry in stock the Largest and Finest line of Carriages in New England. Come and look over our stock. A fine line of Second-hand Ve- " hides constantly on hand at very Low Prices. Just the Thing! PURE MALT EXTRACT ! A sovereign remedy for the weak; for general debility; for nursing mothers. As a spring tonic it is unequaled. W. L. Benton & Co?s . . Drug Store, . . 77 Main St., - Thompsonville. rjpo RENT ! Two fine rooms for business purposes on Main street, over James Murphy's store. Best location in town. GEO. B. FOWLER. Thompsonville, Conn. w ANTED. Reflections of a Bachelor, i Am® hearing some friends continually praising Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera cLapped hands, chilblains, corns, and altl *** Remedy, Curtis Fleck of skin eruptions, and positively cures piles, I Cal., purchased a bottle of it or n6 pay required. It, is guaranteed to, . own U(,e fe now as enthusiastic give perfect satisfaction, or money re- ?ver ^ ^onderfu! work as an^ one aan fonded_ JPrice, 25 cents per box. The 35 and &ks sizes for sale by Geo. " " „ r ~ will order my m&a to fire oh you. - "Ah,- they were brave, my neighbor! They made no reply. " 'Then we will soon find out.' He gave an order in a low voice. His men pinned me with my back against a wall and placed rifles in the hands of my son and his comrades. v, "And the offioer said: '' " 'On the word of command you will fire and kill that woman. If you disobey, it will be your turn nest.' He urged on his men, who arranged the unfortunates whom he was turning into assassins in line in front of me. "A cry of horror ran through the crowd, followed by a dead silence. I— well, I offered my soul to le bon Dieu, telling myself that I must try to show how a Frenchwoman could die if need be, and I waited, watching my son. "But he did not seem to see me. His eyes were turned to his comrades. They seemed to be making signs to one another. " 'Ready 1' the word of oommand thundered. " 'Present 1' And they obeyed, covering me with their rifles. " 'Fire!' They turned suddenly to the right about. An explosion followed, and four Prussians, the officer among the number, fell. And, above the roar of the discharge, I heard my boy's voioe clearly: | " 'Fire! Yes, but on you, coward!'" "A general volley on the part of the Prussians followed, and I fell, with a bullet in my shoulder. Before I lost consciousness, however, I saw that my son was still unhurt. "I learned afterward that, just at this moment, the cannon of the Fort de Joux began to play. The commandant had caught the reflection of the sunlight from the Prussians' helmets, and, concluding— none too soon—that something untoward was taking place, had sent a few shells into the orowd and rapidly dispersed the enemy. It was those guns which, some hours later; covered the retreat of our Army of the East apross the Swiss frontier." Mme. Jambe died a few years after these events—which I have related as nearly as I oan in her own words—took place. Her story was recalled to my auind the other day on hearing that the son of this brave woman had just been promoted to the oommand of hisregi* ment.—Pearson's Weekly. . \ First Tariff Makers. ' If you turn to a map of Spain, you will take note, at its southern point and running out into the straits of Gibraltar, of a promontory whioh, from its position, is admirably adapted for commanding the entrance of the Mediterranean sea and watching, the entrance and exit of all ships. A fortress stands upon' SW# promontory, called now, as it was called ia $be time of the Moorish domination in jBpain, Tarifa. The name is of Moorish origty. It was. the ouBtom, of the Moors to wa>(jph from this point. tall merchant ships goi$g into or coming <imt of the midland sea gnd to levy dtt-m according to a fixed flcale on all zmeaphandise contained therein. This <Huty was called from the place where iit was levied "tarifa," & '. sdelnhia American, "v" TreacherousMemory. It happened' in Lewiston on the «ight of tire MoGillicuddy banquet. The jnan hitnsiitf told me about it, as follows: "My memory isn't very good, and I had several things on my mind. When I wenfc out Tuesday night t intended t# li" mij , to aggravate the men. ^Women's hearts are like egg shells—a ;ood deal tougher than they seem. When a girl thinks she owns a man he begins to pick threads off his coat ollar. There never lived a woman who didn't jthink her husband looked nice in a silk hat. Whenever a girl wears her old shoes jdown town she gets the rim of her skirt all muddy. No matter how much a girl takes after her mother, it's always hard to imagine her with the same double chin. The girl who doesn't believe in chaper- Ones is generally the one who says she jlikes men who know enough not to talk too much. A woman always keeps two photographs of herself—one taken when she ;was a year old, sitting on a hair rug, and another in her wedding dress. Before a man gets married he always imagines being waked in the morning by k kiss. 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N EW YORK, NEW HAVEN AND HARTFORD RAILROAD. . . $3,400.00 Cash and Prizes given each month 12 Total given during 12 mos. 1897, $40,800.00 HOW TO OBTAIN THEM. — SOAP Wi'iii)|»i;s tut they can C—o iniH'i:;nrs to nave -n•—s tm caanny cSoUllNecLtI.G <H/UTt rniU'urtion otlfi atc ncploi rtwiorini|>. !cUoTn»taining tin: !•»'lining 'rSU4 LIGHT S(COallAedP ".C"o upTohne*s"e) are to be »eiitr post-nae fully paid, enclosed with a sheet of paper stating SEND THIS TOP PORTION Y/OUAN LOOK Cthoem npuemtitboer'rs' offu (l lo nnpaomnes saenndt iand» dtroe sTlsi eavnedr ottrng., New York, marked, 011 outside Wrapper (top left hand corner) with N UiTTIlEli of the DISTRICT Competitor lives in. No. of District •si NAME OF DISTRICT. New York City. Brooklyn, and Staten Islands, New Jer Long ersey- New York 8tnte (outride of If. 1 Brooklyn» Lonjjand Staten Islands) rr. r. cuy . Pleannnds,y lvWanesiat , -V Direglianwiaa rea,n dI trict of Colnmbiq. itliiry- Dis^ The New Bnffland States. j»safjbks&. Gyclometfir, and Hunt L&ce 6&ad2e<, RULES. rn . : Eveir month during 1887 in each of the 4 districts otizea will bo awarded aa follows: Tub I Competitor vho sends in the Largest Nam- «r of pouporn from tho district in which ne or shs tQ. " ' " «it reBide^lT'Eac^re^vB*^'wTnnerrBopt^'alady's or gentleman's Pierce Hpecial bicycle, prioeSK^W- _.The . 10mTOompetitow 00^nBT4, — $ jreoeive at winner's option Day of ii reoefred too late "into the inBeioxltd.: _ ..l Cjpsi GBra eohne Mm oonntthh's dcnorimngp.eltMitifocn wOiolln bgec mpuirtt £. Competitors who .obtain wfappew wtllbe dli % families, arede-s ttdi, tt Ifrom competing. » ,, AprittteflUst of Winners to - Will be forwarded to Competitors in itmiaerHtooii thatall whocwpeteatree.toao- TRAINS LEAVE SPRINGFIELD, GOING SOUTH, for New Haven and way stations, connecting with express trains for New York, at 5.45, 7.00, 7.50, 9.35 and 11.50 a. m.; 2.45, 4.80, 6.40 and 9.00 p. m. Sundays only, 7.00 a. m.; 9.18 p. m. LONGMEADOW—5.52, '7.09, 9.44, 12.00 a. m.; 2.54, 4.38, 6.49, 9.09 p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—6.00, 7.18, 8.02, 9.53 a. m.; 12.09, 3.03, 4.46, 6.59, 9.18 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—6.05, 7.23, 9.58, a. m.; 12 14, 3.08, 4.51, 7.04, 9.23 p. m. ! "WAREHOUSE POINT—6.10, 7.28, 10.03 a. m.; 12.20, 3.13, 4.56, 7.10, 9.28 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.15, 7.33, 8.12, 10.08 & a. m.; 12.25, 2.45, 3.18, 5.01, 7.15, 9.33 p. m. WINDSOR—6.25, 7.45,10.20 a. m.; 12.37, *1.56, 3.30, 5.12, 7.25, 9.45 p. m. jg TRAINS LEAVE HARTFORD, GOING NORTH, for Springfield and way stations, connecting with the Boston 8c Albany R. R., and all points on the Connecticut River line, at 5.55, 8.04, 9.26 and 11.18 a. m.; 2.22, 3.55* 4.40, 6.20, 9.17 and 11.25 p. m. >v; Sundays only, 9.45 p. m. WINDSOR—6.10, 8.18, 9.40, 11.30 a. m.; 2.36,4.10*, 4.53, 6.35, 9.29,11.39 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.21, 8.29, 9.52, 11.40 a. m. ; 2.47, 4.21*, 5.07, 6.46, 9.40, 11.52 p. m. WAREHOUSE POINT—6.26,8.34,9.56 a. m.; 2.51, 5.12; 6.51, 9.45,11.58 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—12.03, 6.31, 8.39, 10.02 a. m.; 2.56, 5.17, 6.55, 9.48 p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—12.08, 6.36, 8.44, 10.07, 11.51 a. m;3.01, 5.22, 7.00, 9.58 a m . LONGMtfADOW —12.16, 6.44,- 8.52, 10.16 a. m.; 3.10i 5.80, 7.08, 10.01 p. n|gg •SufBeld train. . SUFFIELD BRANCH. SOTFIELD TO WINDSOR LOOKS—7.10, 9.80 11.20 a. m.; 1.80, 4.45, 6.10 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS TO SOTFIBLD--8;80, 10.09 a. m. i -12.26, 4.22, 6.08,7.16 p. ragg, Mf-Pocket TIME TABLES can be obtained from the Tioket Agents at statior- " MEIGS' CORNER" Clothe Your Boy at Once For You Can Do It Cheaper this Week than Ever Before, One hundred more of those Heavy Cassimere suits, just received; sizes 8 to 15—a regular $2.oU suit for $1.98. $4.00 Suits for $2.50—Just think of it! All wool Cassimere, Tweed, Cheviot and Worsted suits, every suit guaranteed; sizes 5 to 15, to day $2.50. Another lot of those grand Chinchilla and Astrachan Cloth Reefers, velvet collars and sailor collars, regular $5 garments. To-day $3.50. The Best Reefer!—That tine all-wool Chinchilla Reefer, with fine lining, the best in Springfield, for $5.00 Boys' Shetland Ulsters. .$2.50 Ulsters $1.98; $3.50 Ulsters $2.50; $5.00 Ulsters $3.50. Buy Saturday. D "IYIEIGS* CORNER." Main St. (Cor. Harrison ave.), Springfield, Mass. Rupture Cured WITHOUT OPERATION BY S. J. Sherman's Method. Send locfor his book of full information, etc. Address S. J. SHERMAN, Hernia Specialist. 175 Tremont St., Boston, Mass. c ONNECTICUT QUARTERLY! Now is the time to subscribe for 1897, and also give your order for 1895, if a complete set is wanted. Price 1897, $1; 1895, §1; price for first note from Enfield, 15c, until Jan. 1,1897. F. J. SHELDON, Agent, Enfield, Conn. : ROBT. E. SPENCER, Investment Broker, Thompsonville, Conn. Real Estate. - Loans. - Insurance. Ileal Estate—Will buy and sell for own account or on commission, improved or unimproved real estate, in any part of Thompsonville. Loans—Has money to loan on Thompsonville real estate. Insurance—Represents six Fire Insurance companies, whose assets aggregate more than Twenty-five Million Dollars. TT OUSE-JOINER, Carpenter, and Gen- -*-®- eral Jobber. All work done with neatness, promptness, and at moderate prices. Apply to SIDNEY STERLAND, Enfield St. Third house south of South Pearl street- P. O. box 182, Thompsonville, Conn. Si J^ERLmjRONj^RIDGE^jo. Of East Berlin, Conn. Can Sell You a Good Corrugated STEEL ROOF For per sqr. foot. Estimates Furnished on Application, We liaye in stock 1 Second- Hatid Furnace, in first-class condition, suitable for heating a small or medium-sized liouse. Price, $15.00. DON'T forgeti That we have a Full Line of "GLENWOOD" PARLOR STOVES in stock. Also some OIL HEATEES that are warranted not to smell, and will heat a room 15 feet square in cold weather. The "Glenwood Range" is always ahead of ally-j others in Baking. Tight- y| ness of joints, smoothness of castings JiHas all thegi new features and mode® improvements. The Shapely Hand is one of Nature's kindest gifts. No hand, however shapely, can be beautiful unless properly cared for. While care will make the most awkward hand attractive, we aim to keep every toilet aid or convenience that merit has brought into favor. You will find our HOLIDAY STOCK complete. It is now open for your inspection. Lowest prices for high grade goods. We want to show you how high a value we can give you for your money. Too many goods and too many prices to mention them here. Fat and slim pocket-books placed on an equality, as the prices are low, Call and see us before the bargains are gone. Smith's Pharmacy, 93 Main st., Thompsonville. $12,000 in losses paid in Enfield during September, through the agency of D. & H- K. BRAINARD, rbompaoiivllle, Conn. We represent 12 companies, all of which pay their losses promptly. If in need of insurance, get the best. > David Brainard personally attends to the adjusting of losses. A.EIETY I - j'- I Is therSp|gJ3§! ^ if you want the BES SVABIETY, go to Sullivan's Bakery, There you will find the best bread, pies, cakes and everything that is in a first-cl&ss Bakery. infi nf I iffi! 4 Village Baker, _ ,
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ESTABLISHED 1880. THOMPSONYILLE, COM., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1896. YOL. XYII. NO. 32.
Banking and Financial.
i It. D. SPKNCKR.
ROBT. E. SPKNCF.R,
ffce R, 0,4 ROBT. E. SPENCER CO,
The business of the house is the t ransaction
of a "eneral banking business. Deposit accounts
received subject tu check nt sunlit, und iuteicst
a llowed on deposits. We have money to loan on
•"hoinpsonville real estate.
We are desirous of being of service to those
that inay have had, and now may be having,
trouole and anxiety in the matter of their investments.
Possibly we can suggest some way out
We are in a position to give .our clients the
b >st service possible, and any business you may
entrust to our care will be faithfully attended to.
OFKICK Hoi:iis-U.30to 12 a. m.; 1.30 to 3.30p. m.
i'iijsicians and Surgeons.
1]7*j . F. PARSONSP, HMYS. DIC.I, AN AND SUKUKON.
Residence and office No. 45 Pearl street,
fhompsonville. Conn. Office hours, 8.00 to 9.00
i. m.; 2.00 to 3:00, and li.OO to 7.30 p. m. Orders
may be left at E. N. Smith's drug store.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON XI, FOURTH QUARTER, INTERNATIONAL
SERIES, DEC. 13.
J II. DARLINti, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Residence, 24 Pleasant st„ Thompsonville, Conn.
Telephone connections with E. N. Smith's
drug store. Main street, and at Mr.
Smith's house 011 Windsor St.
INS LOW KINO.
Teacher of the
PWNO-FOHTE, ORGAN PLAYING AND HARMONY.
Address P. O. box 402.
JTUA I'. ALLEN,
TEACHER OF MUSIC,
Also agent for the finest Pianos and Organs
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