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& ^•--v-vs^v^ ; ;/r ^:;::i;- ^ i, ^ ;^ n^^ V^ T-^*^ O^:^^:^:;M--^-:-:%^ • :;i^ v. : ESTABLISHED 1880. •:--r"^- '^•'-vv-^' THOMPSONVILLE, COOT., THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1900. YOL. XXI. NO. 2. Physicians and Surgeons. E. F. PARSONSP,H MYS. IDCI.,A K AMD SURGEON. SMldonce and offlce No. 46 Pearl street, Thompsonville, Conn. Offlce hours, 8.00 to 9.00 ». m.; ».00 *> 1.00, and 6.00 to 7.30 p. m. Orders may be left at K. N. Smith's drag store. Xwic« Etc. |^EACHER OF PIANO. MISS ™A L. PARSONS, No. 48 Pearl Street, THOMPSONVILLE, - • CONN. Pfe-? JRA P. ALLEN, TEACHER OF MUSIC, Also agent for the finest Pianos and Organs sjld 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)3 Thompsonville, Ct. Dentistry. B. H. THORNTON, D.D.S. MANSLEY'S BLOCK, Thompsonville, Conn OFFICE HOURS—8.30 a. m. to 12 m; 1.30 to 6 p.m. Evenings7to8 p. m.,except Tuesdays and Thursdays. Appointments can be made by telephone. L H. Wiley, D.D.S., IDZEIfcTTIST-Dental office in Smith's b\ock, Main St., Thompsonville. Extracting a Specialty. Office hours, 8 a. m. to 9 p. m. OPENING SPRING SALE ' '•• r OF V'V v/;' FINE FURNITURE. This store stands for all that is best in upright, up-to-date furniture merchandising. Its motto, " The best goods at the lowest prices, and strictly one price to all," assures honest treatment and best service. Although one can almost count the }Tears of its .existence on the fingers of one hand, it has carved its way deep into the estimation of the careful, thrifty furniture-buying population of this region. Now, to fittingly inaugurate the new season's business, we announce this OPENING SPRING SALE OF FINE FURNITURE. XstJ:..--: Undertakers and Directors. WILLIAM MULLIGAN, Funeral Director and Embalmer. Prompt, careful and personal attention given to Undertaking In all its branches. 5 No. Main St., - Thompsonville, Conn. A. XL, XJLBZITXI, UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER, 45 AND 47 MAIN ST., . . CONN. Iron and Brass Bedsteads. : White enameled iron bedsteads, strong with one-inch posts, brass tips, all sizes, $3.45 Same as above .and having extended foot rail, ' $3.75 Same again, and having solid brass rail, head and foot, $5.48 Chamber Suites. Golden Oak and Imitation Mahogany suites, three pieces, perfect appointments, 'swell'top drawers, beveled 20 by 24-inch mirror, $17 Golden oak Chamber suites of three pieces, with high finishes, perfect appointments—elegant furniture in every way, Chiffoniers. Solid oak Chiffoniers, shaped 18 by 38-inch top, five deep drawers— strongly made—special, $4.50 Same as above, only with swell-top drawer, $5.25 Dining Chairs. Solid oak chairs, cane seats, well made and braced, regular $1.25 goods, 95c Solid oak chairs, well made, strong braces, seven spindles in back, handsome panels, hand carved— $1.75 values— $1.25 Box-seat dining chairs, substantial and attractive—special, $1.65 Dining-Room Tables. Oak, six-foot size, spiral-shaped leg, nice finish, $5.00 Oak, six-foot extension, 42-inch top, handsome fluted leg, good finish, usually. $9, . $7.00 Sideboards. Solid oak, with two small drawers, large drawer, double cupboards, French plate mirror, special, $11 Solid oak, nicely made and finished, three small drawers, one lined; . large linen drawer, two cupboards, shaped bevel French-plate mirror, $14.50 " ^ [For The Press, j •. • A Snffield Boy in Eastern Waters. A GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF A VOYAGE UP ^ THE MEDITERRANEAN. FORBES & WALLACE, Main, Vernon and Pynchon streets, Springfield, Mass. • -"PASTED NVTLLK, fWlinltt':fl»I^g^VrTiiVI>iirrf|-' 4'i'f £uwua»w*<sf THomrsoirriLi* Paiss; To the Farmers Are you in need of a- new Harness this spring ? If so, you will do well to look over my stock. The largest and best ! ever had, and the prices r.- are low. Do Not MuQlgaita Block, Corner South Maitf and High Streets, Thompsonville, «• .* - Conn. Miscellaneous. SMITH'S BARBER-SHOP ! Pease's block, 84 Main st. Thompsonville, Conn. SHAVING, HAIR - CUTTING, SINGEING, SHAMPOOING, by first-class artists. HAIR-CUTTING and SINGEING a specialty. FREDERICK F. SMITH, Manager. ALLYNG. BRIDGE, Insurance Agent, Successor to the late •PranlrH-n SXELltll, Hazardville, Conn. Epstein's Express. Furniture and Pianos Moved and Heavy Teaming. Have also an Adjustable Window Derrick for hoisting Pianos, etc. A. J. EPSTEIN, Prop. P. O. Box 611., - Residence cor. Central st. and Young ave. g Thompsonville, Conn. F" URNITURE REPAIRING -- n and General Jobbing I 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 «t his shop on South Oak street, ^Thompeonville, Conn. GO TO THE Old Bridge ifg where you will find» a first-class line of ^ ovur X"v*unxvKJf and other articles , pertaining to a cigar store. Also 3PoolM TaTole© connected,—in A1 shape.pl Orders for Pipes attended to. Largest&nd finest assortment of Tobacbo.to be foun.d in the town: ASON. DO **dtrwish to insure your prop-prty expense, and in the Insurance "M Com-ii »- case of loes.an ||iLjfent;th «pl MM yrt* to trt-r -- how to tocow I wight street* Springfield^ Mass,;j;/' ^ flfRepairing done promptly. ^ ONE^ OF "THE PRINCIPAL • LINES OF OUR BUSI- § NESS IS Wall Paper. *wm* Our Wall-Hangings are no side issue, but command our best attention. They have been selected with special regard to the wants of our customers, and consists of a full line in all grades from the cheapest to the very best— It will pay you to call and see them. S. PARSONS, 88 Main St. ^ . . . - - • rgpTiompsonvUl^JfCGn^ I Have a Number OF NICE 0M mmmm whicb I will sell at a veny reason able price. ; t: h I t ^ ' * • They are did instruments for the money. Some bargains in Second-hand ORGANS. Thompsonville, Conn: Know Your Needs I liCS* X A rifcht remedy, right at hand, is .4 ^ the right way to prevent serious iMIlneas. >• ••••>'-/ RECOMMEND ABIIE REMEDIES. We furnish pure and reliable stand- ;^ard remedies for the househi^d, pand keep you su UP your qrBtenat and , T _ effects of the severe winter wea^i' er, and brace you up for the heated .-term' -: mend " ... WINEAN6. The original Elixir Cfii During my boyhood days in Suffield I often indulged in day-dreams of voyages around the world, seeing strange sights, meeting strange peoples,observingstrange customs and drinking to the full a boy's delight in the midst of novelty and change. Now I am finding that our day-dreams do sometimes come true. I have had a whole week on the blue waters of the Mediterranean, three days on the Red sea and two weeks under tropical skies. There may be some among the readers of The Press who will be interested to know how the historio places along our journey appear to one who has been reared among the New England hills. Our first sight of land after we left St. George's channel, outward bound from Liverpool to Rangoon, was Cape St. Vincent, a bare, tabled promontory on the southwest coast of "Portugal. For nearly forty-eight hours we had been buffeted by the boisterous bay of Biscay, and it may be well supposed that this sight of rocky headland was greeted with eager delight by all on the good ship Derbyshire. After passing this point all eyes were straining for the first sight of that rock which the Prudential Insurance company has made familiar to every infant of America. I must say that the picture as it appears in their advertisement is very natural and "lifelike." Gibraltar is a dead and barren rock. The fortifications are grim and silent; the houses seem to be tenantless; even the flag is limp and drooping if it is not stirred by the breeze from off the sea. Life on Gibraltar Beemed to have gone out at the time we passed. Our first view of Gibraltar, however, was not that of the stereotyped engraving, which presents the eastern and steepest face of the rock. When approached from the west the rock seems less precipitous, a road may be discerned winding to the summit, and at the foot, on the edge of a.sheltered harbor, lies a fair white village; on a plateau, somewhat to the .south of the town, are the fortifications, glistening white in' the noonday sun. The harbor seemed only a secure resting-place for war vessels whose black masts were in striking contrast with the whiteness of the town. On the whole the harbor, town and fortress of Gibraltar presented the most ^peaceful scene our eyes have yet rested upon, coast, of which we saw of Gibraltar, was& 'f soured of unending wonder to md, it was so rugged, so barren, so purple. The mountains come down abruptly to the sea, they rise to needle points against the sky, their sides deep-furrowed with gorges, and from base to pinnacle they are absolutely destitute of trees. Only at infrequent intervals could any sign of verdure or cultivation be seen. Near some town gleaming milkwhite in the sun and seemingly in constant danger of slipping down into the sea, a few hillsides bore marks of tillage, a few green patches were visible, here and there could be seen something resembling a tree—all else was'as barren as a waterless desert. We could but query, upon what do the people of these villages live? And yet somewhere, hidden in some narrow bay beyond the range of our glasses, is Malaga, suggestive of luxuriant grapes, and Barcelona, re-' nowned for its vineyards and its wines. Perhaps these purple hills are of a different' hue in June and we have not seen them at their test in January. We leave this puzzling coast behind and get a distant view of the rocky Balearic isles as we make our course for Marseilles. Ten miles out of Marseilles we pass the lighthouse of Panier. We wind our way into the harbor among, islands that are simply broken ribs of earth thrusting themselves through these quiet waters. Upon the largest of these is the famous Chateau d'lf, one of the famous political prisons of old France, in a dungeon of this castle the. "Man with the Iron Mask" was for a time held "in durance vile." Possibly the prison is best known outside of France as the scene of one of the moet thrilling episodes' in the life of Dumas' master creation, the Count of Monte Crista To the observer in the harbor it appeared no less peaceful than the fortress of Gibraltar, yet who could, even in imagination, live through the tragedies and horrors of any four decades of its four centuries of history? The approach to Marseilles is along a rough. coi»t which is -treeless and sere, except for a few straggling dwarif pines. There are two cities here: At the water's edge and flying the flagB of many nations, , inclnding our own beloved stars and i liesa city of masts' and funnels; beyond^, and flying th& French, tricolor^ only, .ri8ee a city of brick and stone, to' the midst of which towers the cathedral of NotretDame ^e la Garde. Thefounda-electric car. At this point the car line passes under the foot of a great sand bluff. From our steamer this bluff looked as bare as the hills of Spain, but upon nearer approach we were surprised to see half way up its side a goat-herd's hut (it was built of barrel staves, waste boards and cast-off roof-tin), around which were feeding a number of goats and sheep under the care of a wrinkled and weather-beaten woman, who kept her flock to gether by frequent cries of "Oui, oui." We were curious to know the sort of pasturage to be found on a cliff that seemed too barren to furnish sustenance even for a Harlem goat Surely there could be no lodging-place on the shifting sands of this steep cliff for battered tomato cans and cast-off footgear! We drew nearer and our eyes fell upon flowers, white clusters growing thickly as if in a fertile meadow. We found them to be a species of cruciferae, in appearance very much resembling the sweet alyssum of our gardens. Upon these nourishing flowers this aged Phyllis (or Daphne, or Chloe, we didn't ask her name) was pasturing her goats. Mahomet was compelled to go to the mountain. This sand cliff came to us. The morning after our arrival we started for a stroll on land. No sooner had we from the protection of a four-master that lay to windward than we were greeted with more heartiness than politeness by a west wind whose zeal had left the street swept and garnished, and now bore down upon us freighted with sand and gravel from the goat-herd's pasture. We beat a retreat, and for the rest of the day sat on deck watching the wind oarry that sand bluff along the street in clouds of dust and pebbles. One by one our fellow passengers came aboard with bloodshot eyes, telling strange tales of how they bad been blinded with sand, pelted with gravel, and only escaped with their lives by being quick enough to dodge the paving stones that were flying through the air. We shall remember Marseilles for its conspicuoM cathedral and its disagreeable sandstorm. The wind, which so abused us on shore, -whipped the placid harbor into seething foam. At one time it looked as though we might remain long enough in Marseilles to become thoroughly acclimated, for these storms are usually of three days' duration. But our ship's officers, with consummate skill, took advantage of a slight lull in the storm to weigh anchor and put to sea. • ix;;: . . We ^aw the pilot safely dropped at the of. the harbor, tiie Chateau d'lf itv- tihmgatfifltfiag to CU^L of ther deep,' Surely this Sicilian seaport with its-clean white walls and surroundingjrillas peeping front luxurious groves ;of otiveB and of . this cathedral is a precipitous jotange trees was «s pretty. as a picture. £<pc: that 8tends fu' Above the roofe of Marseilles, making the cathedral, with its glided" cross, resplendent in the after-ftfce city. •' We' anchor^ fit' a quay more tba& a tie distant from the city, the, approach to which is along a roughly .pried; afawet running between two lines of quays, To di&layed more lights than the w^e ~ inaiiia could show. We left lsmailia L it& gjlooitt^' aif^d'' wiieii e^okis. V motoingfound that we had passedoutof aud were steaming down .tn^ of Suez. Onthe west a Wmm medieg Mva beett j^ «me SSS-'SS jittie .thing that era* time* and NEITHER w*>. EXACT a horrible btwn, wXJfe durheal iwm m mmm .. with th^ v^d aro»xi we went ins to be "rooked in the cradle feeling confidence in the wisdom and fidelity of those who had so safely brought us out of the foaming harbor. The next mCrning the sun appeared to us above the snow-crowned hills of Corsica, so giving us the first glimpse of snow we have had since leaving New York. The next day, oh the summits of the Appenines and on Mt. iEtna, wrapped majestically in a mantle of white, we saw what will probably be our last sight of snow for many long months. Our course lay between the islands of Corsica and Sardinia, both of which at this season are rough and Unattractive masses of rock rising tier on tier to the central ridge, the backbone of the islands. We could just iee on the western coast of Corsica two white blotches against the brown background; these were pointed out to us as the towns of Ajaccio and Benefacio. Save a lighthouse no sign of human habitation is visible on the northern end of Sardinia. We awoke the following morning to find ourselves passing among the Lipari islands, a handful of rocks which some ancient giant has thrown into these otherwise safe waters to be a perpetual menace to the ships that "pass in the night." A few. pi them only are inhabited. The most interesting of the group is the voir cano Stromboli, which is all but a perfect cone from the water's edge. At its base is one . .little > cluster of houses. This volcano is still active at not infrequent intervals, but' when we passed it appeared as dea d and cold as any iceberg. While we were still threading our way through this group of islands the heights of Sicily were becoming more and more clearly defined oh the southern horizon. At noon wepassed between the far-famed ScyUa and Charybdis, once the terror of anoient mariners all along these coasts, but to us on this sunny morning their jackal and basilisk, towerifig cliffs looked dowp upon the smooth surface of the strait of Messina —alive with fishing boats—with no sug-gestion of shipwreck and disaster.- Be-yohd thes9 formidable crags lies the beautiful <Sity of Messina, the first beautiful city we have inen on all our journey, that hang around the head of Mt. iEtna. The Italian coast opposite is only less attractive than Messina and its environs, There is no large city in this portion of Italy, but little hamlets with their outlying orchards appear in succession to the traveler along the coast. There is a narrow strip of sandy beach and green meadow here, back of which the mountains rise more abruptly and with a more rugged aspect than on the insular coast opposite, presenting a seemingly impassable barrier to one who would journey inland. And so we passed'through the lauded strait of Messina, with its panorama of green and white and olive and purple—a picture long to be cherished in memory's picture gallery. Our last view of land was the fast-fading sand stretches of this toe of the Italian boot, then two days of unbroken sea till our eyes are blinded by the glare of the sand islands of the Nile delta. The early birds among the Derbyshire's passengers saw nothing but unbroken sea when they went on deck on the morning of January 30. But even while they gazed at the unruffled water, on the southern horizon there sprang out of the blue sea a city of unspotted whiteness, smokeless and treeless. A cry of startled wonder arose from the deck at the sudden appearance of the strange city. It seemed an apparition, but it was only Port Said basking in the sun on a flat island at the entrance to the Suez canal, an island so flat that it merely forms a sandy fringe for the city and furnishes no single point to be descried until the whole city bursts on the vision. It was Port Said, I believe, of which the poet wrote, "'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view." It should not be viewed nearer than from the deck of your steamer in the harbor. From that vantage you can see the entire length of the principal business street of the city, through which runs a rickety car line. On this line are two can, one drawn by an ancient, horse, the other by a dilapidated donkey. From the steamship also you get the very best view of the De Lesseps statue on the breakwater and the beautiful gray custom house. At the far side of the city the minarets of the mosque are visible. If you remain on shipboard the most endurable specimens of the city's inhabitants will come out to greet you and sell you cigarettes, postcards, laces, unmounted photographs, olive-wood trinkete from Jerusalem (one might be justified in supposing Jerusalem to be a vast oiive forest), postage stamp collections, oranges and nearly every cuurBButffiy: ViArt ff Furs. Stored Insured Exhibition Fine Cotton Wrappers. WHITE AND COLORS. We hear it on all sides: There is nowhere else such a showing of Shirt Waists as at " Brigham's!" Is it true ? We're willing to leave the proof of it entirely to you. We are very sure we have collected the very best styles from every good maker; we know that there is not a common-place shirt waist in the stock at any price. We have bought most liberally, because we know you will want plentiful supplies. The variety is as greatjas you will have time to look over, and there is liberal show space, which assures you of comfort in selecting. The prices are incontestible. Will you test the stock to-day ? Let us hint as to priees: COLORS at ?5c to $4 25. WHITE at $1 to $10. D. H. BRIGHAM & GO SPRINGFIELD, MASS. •p you "go ashoto you" are'pestered by the same assiduous venders multiplied fifty fold, and it is absolutely impossible to enjoy a moment's peace on the streets of the city unless your steamer chances to arrive about midnight. Moreover it is fearfully hot in Port Said, and shade from ' the sun is unknown out-of-doors. Port Said has the name of being one of the worst gambling centers in the world. It is the meeting place of two hemispheres, the sieve which catches the undesirable portions of humanity from east and west. The ladies are right when they say it is not a nice place. Nevertheless when viewed from the harbor it furnishes an interesting spectacle, especially to those westerners to whom it is the first sight of an oriental town. Our vessel was anqh'ored in the harbor five hours. Then under the glare of the noon-day sun we Bteamed slowly through the canal, which for the first twenty-five miles passes through shallow fresh water lakes. The canal banks are merely strong dikes. On the eastern side is a narrow, barren tract of sand; on the western an interesting fertile border, with dwarf trees, flowering vines and great stretches of rush-like grasses resembling Pampas grass. This difference in the appearance of the two banks is due to the presence on the western side of the fresh water canal running from Ismailia to Port Said and furnishing the water supply of the latter city. Between the two canals is the narrow guage railway connecting Port Said, Ismaila and Cairo. At frequent intervals along this railway are telegraph and signal stations, beautiful little villas set in the midst of restricted oases in this monotonous desert. . After pnaaing these so-called fresh lakes, the canal takes a course through higher land, but it is still unbroken sand, looking ghastly and dreary in the moonlight and calling to mind some of Isaiah's vivid pictures of the desert, the home of the As for the canal itself, it is simplj^a big ditch with a channel about thr^f times the breadth of a. &irs^; steanwi^l^j^Jep^of twenty-seven feet. ^ About 11 p. m. we reached Ismailia. _ e Lesseps - planned to have a flourishing city here where the canal is crossed by the great caravan route between Asia and and we saw but one other, Colombo.! Africa, but, as others elsewhere have Jlere mta® no smoldng factories, no over* banging mists, no sea-smeared, weather-beaten wharfs. Jfhe whole city lay spread before us on a gentle slppe, green with orchards..and vineyards, with a back-ground of steeper reaches 4a varying till learned, cities Will not always sprine up where speculators have desired. Ismauia's boom was insignificant and brief. The town is on a small lake through which' runs the main channel of the canal We left two^ passengers butdid not turn from our course or come to anchorage to do ia A launoh cameout front shove, made fast along side, and when all. were jjut safely aboftrd steamed hack to tha oityr whence it came. It was blaok as ISgypt whQn we reached Ismailia, and no .one of us would have mistrusted Jthat a oity lay neKar ^ hand, for all Was shrouded in A; British mattt-of-war was an-ha^' where ttio moiuittins mingle with chared in ^Pp^^^jUehtral, at Dayton, O. j 'the Eastern, at 'clouds. „• Along the water-front - interest in what we could see. Scarcely any one can traverse these waters without meeting with some reminder of Pharaoh and Moses and Sinai—of the decalogue and the Jewish nation. And as for myself, the sight of these hills forced upon me a deeper appreciation of the greatness of Moses and his task; for these hills are as barren as a landscape on the moon. From the tropical abundance of the Nile valley, from the flesh-pots and the lentils, the enslaved Israelites fled into this barren wilderness—a wilderness without sign of food or verdure, of 'shade or water. And yet into this wilderness Moses led his followers, there sustained them and organized them into a nation which forced its way into the land of Canaan and took possession of the country, pastures, vineyards, olive orchards, cities and all. Truly this Moses deserves a 1 )lace among the world's greatest leaders. :[n sight of these red and purple hills, scorched and frizzled in the glowing sun, who can think of the mistakes of Moses ? I cannot. Before the greatness of his achievement his mistakes sink into insignificance, or rather they become significant of the fact that he was human not divine. If ever man was lead of God it was he. Standing on the steamer's deck and gazing upon the wondrous hills of that wilderness of Sinai, I gathered a new sense of what a man of faith in God and, the righteousness of his cause may accomplish. v: ' It is Hard to lose your property by fire, but what a consolation it is to have a policy in a good company on it. That's the kind you get of J. FRANCIS BROWN, Fire Insurance Agent. Thompsonville, Conn. k I* uffiHage side wists stall of that rugged; barren, purpling sand and rock. Beautiful to look upon for its marvelous shading and blending of colors, but such an awful land to live in—a land that devours its inhabitants instead of nourishing them. As we entered the Red Sea we passed out of sight of land altogether. Nevertheless I could imagine that same range of naked hills following the sea on either side down to the strait of Bab-el-Mandeb. It was among the hills east of this sea that there arose some thirteen centuries ago out of the very sands of the desert, one whose influence is more apparent in all this region than that of Moses or Paul—Mahomet, the prophet of Islam. A strange land this, birthplace of a strange people in ages past, home of a strange people to-day! Who knows the Arab and can deal with him ? He has defied kings and conquerors, the sword and the Bible. He will die recklessly, exultingly, as no other people under heaven has been willing to die, but he will not be trammeled by the harness of an alien civilization. In the southwestern corner of Arabia is the port of Aden. The sheep about this city all wear green spectacles. This is made necessary by the. absence of verdure of any sort. Deceived by the green glass the sheep feed upon the sand and are satisfied. At least so I am told. Our steamer does not stop at Aden and we did not even get a sight of the city, but I had thes^ facts from a reliable Englishwoman who has traveled much in this region. She was very prompt to interrupt my description of our Berkshire hills in June, with the words: " O you Americans exaggerate so!" I am therefore much inclined to accept her statements as the naked and unadorned truth. I do not, however, on my own responsibility vouch for the Aden sheep. If I should sometime learn that the facts are not exactly as stated I shall feel compelled to question the unexaggerated statements of our English cousins who cannot appreciate American humor. From Aden we make a straight course across the open sea to Colombo. A distant and hazy view of Cape Guadafui, our parting view of the Dark Continent, is all she land to be seen till we descry the highlands of Ceylon. JESSE FOWLER SMITH. RANGOON, Burmah, February, 1900. "W". E3. WIBBB, SUCCESSOR TO GLIESMIN BROTHERS, Manufacturer and Bottler of all Kinds of Soda and Mineral Waters. All orders promptly attended to. 31 North Main St., Thompsonville, Ct. SEE THIS Will show you a double house right on the Boulevard, best street in the village. Price way down. C. WISEMAN, Real Estate Agent.;, Thompsonville, Conn. ...Good Reason to be Happy/-'" Oior business is steadily improving. What better evidence of merit could be produced than these facts. This means we are giving them the goods and the treatment they want Thomas & Long, JEWELERS, Watchmakers and Opticians, Main Street, Thompsonville. : THAT COUGH OR COLD CAN WITH OUR BE CURED In the REVIEW OF REVIEWS for May, there is editorial comment on Admiral Dewey's candidacy; on the government of Puerto Rico under the law reoently by Congress; on the proposed government of Alaska, and on the de-velopnjent8 of the month in flnanoial and industrial circles. Other topics treated in The Progress of the World" are the rush to Cape Nome, fox-breeding in Alaska, the April elections, the epidemic of strikes, the opening of the Paris fair, the militaty operations in South Afrioa, and the Delagoa Bay award. One Who is at all familiar with the scope and extent of the institution known as the National Soldiers' home will never charge the United States with ingratitude toward thoie who have offered their lives in hiers&vice. This home for disabled veterans oonsists of seven branches—the Syrup of Tar and Wild Cherry. Our EMULSION OF COD-LIVER OIL and the BEEF, IRON AND WINE Just Builds You Up. Everything the Purest and Best used in our Prescription Department. W. L. Benton & Co's . . Drug Store, . . Main St., - Thompsonville. Shad! Shac Now is the time for Shad. They are of fine ^ quality, and prices are low. » ff t" 3 is the place to find them BLUEFISH9 are again in market, fresh water. Togus, Me: ; the Northwestern, near Milwaukee, Wis.; thW Southern, nea^ftamp^ Jqni'Western, «t Leavenworth, KM. ; the Pacific, at Santa Monica, CaL , ^ ^ft yAi^^At Marinnj lnd. An hi-resting account of the National Soldiers' home, fully illustrated, is contributed to the NEW ENGLAND MAOAZDSTE for May by ~ A us. This describes the of' the work, dealing ilarlywiththe Central home,which illvWct^of^ ualj wept of Datton. ' At file preset when odedbr two hundred thousand on variety of Fresh Mid Salt Fish, and Clams. (tt
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THOMPSONVILLE, COOT., THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1900. YOL. XXI. NO. 2.
Physicians and Surgeons.
E. F. PARSONSP,H MYS. IDCI.,A K AMD SURGEON.
SMldonce and offlce No. 46 Pearl street,
Thompsonville, Conn. Offlce hours, 8.00 to 9.00
». m.; ».00 *> 1.00, and 6.00 to 7.30 p. m. Orders
may be left at K. N. Smith's drag store.
|^EACHER OF PIANO.
MISS ™A L. PARSONS,
No. 48 Pearl Street,
THOMPSONVILLE, - • CONN.
JRA P. ALLEN,
TEACHER OF MUSIC,
Also agent for the finest Pianos and Organs
sjld 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)3 Thompsonville, Ct.
H. THORNTON, D.D.S.
OFFICE HOURS—8.30 a. m. to 12 m; 1.30 to 6
p.m. Evenings7to8 p. m.,except Tuesdays
and Thursdays. Appointments can be made
L H. Wiley, D.D.S.,
office in Smith's b\ock, Main St.,
Extracting a Specialty.
Office hours, 8 a. m. to 9 p. m.
OPENING SPRING SALE
' '•• r OF V'V v/;'
This store stands for all that is best in upright, up-to-date
furniture merchandising. Its motto, " The best goods at the
lowest prices, and strictly one price to all," assures honest
treatment and best service. Although one can almost count
the }Tears of its .existence on the fingers of one hand, it has
carved its way deep into the estimation of the careful, thrifty
furniture-buying population of this region.
Now, to fittingly inaugurate the new season's business,
we announce this
OPENING SPRING SALE OF FINE FURNITURE.
Undertakers and Directors.
Funeral Director and Embalmer.
Prompt, careful and personal attention
given to Undertaking In all
5 No. Main St., - Thompsonville, Conn.
A. XL, XJLBZITXI,
UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER,
45 AND 47 MAIN ST.,
. . CONN.
Iron and Brass Bedsteads. :
White enameled iron bedsteads, strong
with one-inch posts, brass tips, all
Same as above .and having extended
foot rail, ' $3.75
Same again, and having solid brass
rail, head and foot, $5.48
Golden Oak and Imitation Mahogany
suites, three pieces, perfect
appointments, 'swell'top drawers,
beveled 20 by 24-inch mirror,
Golden oak Chamber suites of three
pieces, with high finishes, perfect
in every way,
Solid oak Chiffoniers, shaped 18 by
38-inch top, five deep drawers—
strongly made—special, $4.50
Same as above, only with swell-top
Solid oak chairs, cane seats, well
made and braced, regular $1.25
Solid oak chairs, well made, strong
braces, seven spindles in back,
handsome panels, hand carved—
$1.75 values— $1.25
Box-seat dining chairs, substantial
and attractive—special, $1.65
Oak, six-foot size, spiral-shaped leg,
nice finish, $5.00
Oak, six-foot extension, 42-inch top,
handsome fluted leg, good finish,
usually. $9, . $7.00
Solid oak, with two small drawers,
large drawer, double cupboards,
French plate mirror, special, $11
Solid oak, nicely made and finished,
three small drawers, one lined; .
large linen drawer, two cupboards,
shaped bevel French-plate
" ^ [For The Press, j •. •
A Snffield Boy in Eastern Waters.
A GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF A VOYAGE UP
^ THE MEDITERRANEAN.
FORBES & WALLACE,
Main, Vernon and Pynchon streets, Springfield, Mass.
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