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H^WWlWi -:'; •• *•''• --Y- »:•:• \f-y -;. • -•'-•• :. v .'r^V.V - '.o; ;.r-v-s-;:r^vv'^' .'• :.5^: W . .,- •.,. 3,., :.*; . : •;; '- ESTABLISHED 1880. THOMPSONVILLE, CONN., THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 1909—Six Pages. VOL. XXX. NO. 35. * * Store OpQ" Evenings N^xr We»k JOHNSON'S BOOKSTORE bookstore Building i91 Main St., Springfield This is the Week to Visit Johnson's New Bookstore ^ Take tim«\ come ii the morning if VIIU can. anfl biing your little §* folk* Their special world i" in the big bnpement, hut there's much in it f -r you. HS well | Our Children's Books Are % Better Than Ever Colo- printing h«a m»de such * unprecedented strid 9 since last Christnmft thHt the ne>»- books are a surprise Thousinds "f them with many novelties of gn at attraction f Our Toys Are as Good as Our Books They're GOOD Toys Th«v mean something They're clevei funnv, delightful Splendid building blocks Sje the new "Meccano," a building toy of the greatest value. Our Beautiful Thousands of Books TEN THOUSAND juveniles alone! Exquisite gift hook*, travel, hiogniphy. beautiful bindings. All prices and something for every body. Pictures, Art Goods, Cam= eras, Post Cards Each a department in it-ieif Stationery, leather in verv fine purses, bill folds, note books, shopping bags, portfolios, cardc»8js, etc The best fountain pens made Our Arts and Crafts and Hammered Brass Work The°e are worth your special attention Materials for brass work, py -ogiaphy, water color or leather work, calendars, paesepar-touting, etc Second floor. Gifts Held for Later Ship= ment. Our Mail Orders We'll hold any purchase and ship later Prompt and efficient mail service. Write or 'phone. Visit our new. beautiful store Three floors with elevator. Books Stationery Picture* Prompt attention to Mail orders "jpHE PARSON8 PRINTING CO., 8 team-Power Printera, and Publishers of THK THOMPSONVILLK PRMB. Mulllgan'B Block. Corner South Main and High 8treete, Thompson v1U«. Conn, D.&H.K.Brainard GENERAL INSURANCE AGENTS. Fire, Life and Accident Representing fourteen of the Oldest *nd Largest American and Foreign Fire Insurance companies—Combined capital over $100,000,000. Large or small lines of Insurance placed on most favorable terms Prompt, personal attention given to tb» settlement of all losses. 0> o<x>o<x><xx><x><x><><x>o SIX PAGES < <X>00<><><C><XK><X><X><XX> ( 1909 Christmas €reetings 1909 oooo<>o<xx><xxx><><><x>) SIX PAGES ooooooooooooooooo^ Physicians and Surgeons. Fj> F. PARSONS, M. D., !>• PHYSiniAN ANP SUHOICON. fbumpHonvtU* Ci>it» - *n «. ....... a. m.; 2.00 to 3.OO. an»1 «.00 to 7.30 p. m. >nderh nay be left at Williams' drng sto> e Dentistry. B H. THORNTON, D.D.8 NEELANS' BLOCK 86 Main St, Telephone call—Office 74-3; house, 74-21. Office hours—9 to 13 H m , 2 to 5 80 p : Vlondav, Friday and Saturday even ings. 7 to'8 o'clock N. WILEY, D D S Dental ftooms, Telephone. O'Hear's Block. ir>' Office hours—9 to 12. 2 to 5. Open Men day, Friday and Saturday evenings. E. J. GIBBS, D. L». S. LINDSEY BLOCK. Thompsonville, Conn. Offine Pours—ft to 12:2 to 6. Evenings, 7 to 8; Su'tdavs, 9 a in to 12 m Lawyers. Henry Willis King, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 50 State St. Hmtford Conn Main office at BRAINARD S WAREHOUSE. Telephone at office ano residence. jyCall. write or 'phone. Epstein's Express. Furniture and Piano Moving. Light and Heavy Trucking. Depot carriage meets all trains from 7.16 a m to 7 p m, and later if ordered. Have also an Adjustable Window Derrick toi hoisting Pianos, etc. Office 80 Main street. Telephone connection A. J. EPSTEIN, Prop. P. 0. Box 1014 Residence 16 Central St., Tbnmpsonvtlle Conn. T was the night before Christmas —aud stormy. "Squash, squash!" went the wheels of the carriage in the mud. "Whew-ew-ew!" whistled the wind. And it blew Peter's hat out into the middle of the road. "Whoa!" yelled Peter and climbed down from his high seat. The princess poked her head out of the window. "What's the matter?" she asked. "My hat blew off," Peter told her, "and the wheel is stuck in the mud, miss." "Oh, Peter, Peter!" the princess chided. "You must get that wheel out of the mud at once." "Which is easier said than done," Peter grumbled. "It's that dark I can't see my hand before me." "There's a light back there among the trees," the princess informed him. "Perhaps you could get some one to help you." "I'll go and see, miss, if you ain't afraid to stay alone." said Peter, after some effort succeeding in quieting the plunging horses. "I am dreadfully afraid," she admitted shiveringly, "but I suppose you will have to go." Now, in the middle of the pine grove was set a little cottage. Peter knocked at the door. .•'Who's there?" asked a childish voice, and a little girl poked her head out of the square window. "Our wheel is stuck in the mud," Peter answered from the dark, "and I want to get a man to help me." "There isn't any man here," Jenny informed him. "There is only me and Jessie, and our mother has gone to nurse a sick neighbor, and she won't be home until morning." So Peter went back to the carriage and reported, to the princess. "I shall freeze out here," said the princess. "I will go up to the house and sit by the fire while you look for some one to help you with the carriage." She climbed out of the carriage, and with Peter in the lead she plodded through the woods, and the wind blew her long coat this way and that, and at last, wet and panting, she came to the little house. And once more Peter knocked, and once more Jenny came to the window. Then she flung the door wide open, and so tall was the princess that she had. to stoop to enter it. It was a dingy little room, and there was a dumpy black stove in the corner, with a bubbling iron pot that gave forth a most appetizing odor. "Oh, oh, hpw nice and warm it is!" said the princess aa she held out her hands to t.»je fire. In all their lives the little girls had never beheld such a wonderful person, for the princess wore a long red It will keepv him at home, and cloak and a black velvet hat, with a •11 at thorp.«nlt« waving plume, and her muff was big you will be surprised at the results. ^ round and goft aud ghp had a scarf of the same soft fur about her neck. Her hair was pale gold, and sha had the Wisest eyes and the reddest lips, and her smile was so sweet and tender that Jeany ran right up to tor PHOTOS Be wipe ard ccme in early for your holiday portraits Studio hours 9 a.ro , to 12 m 1 to 5 p m F. L. BEAUMAN, PROFRIETOE 91 MAIN ST. A Christmas Present FOR A BOY "Educate him to be handy with tools. Give him a BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS FRANK H. SWEET [Copyright, 1909, by American Press Association.! I Plane, Etc* and c ried. "Oh. I am so glad that you caine!" Jessie from her little chair echoed her sister's words. But she did not run, for th^re was a tiny crutch beside Jessie's chair in the square window. "And 1 am glad to be here." said the princess, whose quick eyes were tailing in the details of the shabby room. "It's so nice and warm and cozy." "Isn't it?" said Jenny happily. "And we are getting ready for tomorrow." On a small round table beside Jessie's chair was a tiny cedar bush, and Jessie's fingers had been busy with bits of gold and blue and scarlet paper. "We are going to pop some popcorn," Jenny explained, "and string it and hang it on the tree." "Oh, may I help?" the princess asked. "I haven't popped any corn since I was a little girl." Jessie clasped her thin little hands. "I think it would be the loveliest thing in the world," she said, "if you would stay." "Peter is going to find some one to help with the carriage, and I will stay until he comes back." And when Peter had gone the princess slipped off the long red cloak, and underneath it she wore a shining silken gown, and around her neck was a collar of pearls. "And now if you will lend me an apron," she said, "we will pop the corn." But Jessie and Jennie were gazing at her speechless. "Oh, you must be a fairy princess!" gasped little Jessie at last. The beautiful lady laughed joyously. "Peter calls me the princess," she said. "He has lived with me ever since I was a little girl. But really I am just an everyday young woman and am going to spend Christmas with some friends in the next town." She dismissed the subject with a wave of her hand. "And now to our popcorn," she said. Jenny brought a green gingham apron, and the princess tied the apron on, making a big butterfly bow of the strings in the back, and then she danced over to the dumpy little stove and peeped into the bubbling pot. j "Did you ever smell anything so ' good?" she asked. "I am as hungry as a bear." I The little girls laughed joyously. ! "It's bean soup." Jenny said, "and we are going to have it for supper, with some little dumplings in it. 1 was , afraid it wasn't nice enough for you." "Nice enough!" the delighted lady ' exclaimed. "I think bean soup and little dumplings are—um—urn!" And ! she flung out her hands expressively. J "I thought," Jessie remarked faintly, "that fairy princesses only ate honey and dew." | "Which shows that I am not a true princess," said the beautiful lady, "for honey and dew would never satisfy I me." ! Jenny got out three little blue bowls and set them on a table that was spread with a coarse but spotless cloth. There were a crusty loaf and i clover sweet butter, and last and best 1 of all there were the bean soup and the bobbing little dumplings served to-i gether in an old mulberry tureen. | It was perfectly wonderful to see | the princess in her shining gown at the head of the table, and little lame Jessie said: "You were just sent to us I for Christmas. Why, it's just like— "The night before Christmas, when all | through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads." "But our stockings weren't hung yet, and we weren't in bed," said Jenny. "It was too early for that," said the princess, "but let's go on with the rhyme, just for fun. I see you know it all through, so you mustn't mind my changing it a little: "When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter Jenny sprang from her chair to see what was the matter. > Away to the window she flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the When what to her wondering eyes should appear But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer! "Oh, no; I forgot! I mean— "When what to her wondering eyes should Braioard's Store Prospect Street But a carriage stuck in the mud right out And a little old driver, so lively and quick You must have thought Peter was dear old St. Nick. ' The children laugtrd gleefully, and Jenny said: "We would have thought that, only we aren't going to hang up our stockings this Christmas at all. Jessie and I aren't goiug to get any presents, for mother hasn't been well, and she couldn't get any sewing. But she said we could make our Christmas | merry, and we were to pretend that we had been to the big stores in the , city and had bought things for the tree and dolls and everything." j "That's a lovely way," said the princess gently, and she laid her hand, j with its flashing rings, over Jessie's . thin ones. "And we are going to pretend," Jessie said, "that our chicken is turkey. ; But we won't have to pretend about the mince pie, for mother has made a lovely oue." j "I wish I could help you eat the j chicken," said the princess wistfully, : "and I should like to meet your mother. I know she is lovely. And I • haven't any mother, you know." "Oh!" said the little girls, round eyed with sympathy. And then the princess told them that all her life she had lived in a big, lonely house and she had always yearned for a cozy home and for a sister. After supper they popped the corn, and just as they finished in came Peter. "I can't find any one to help, miss," he announced, "and it's snowing. I'll have to unhitch the horses and go back to town and get something to take you over in." "No," the princess demurred as she stood in the middle of the room with a heaped up dish of snowy kernels in her hand. "No, Peter, I'm going to stay here all night." Peter stared, and the little girls cried, "Oh, will you?" And the princess said: "I really will. And, Peter, you can bring up the steamer trunk and my bag." "Won't your friends expect you, miss?" Peter Inquired, as if awaiting orders. "I will send a note by you," was the calm response. And as the man went out she followed him and shut the door behind her. "Oh, Peter, Peter!" she whispered confidentially. "I an1 going to give them such a Christmas!" "The little girls, miss?" "Yes. They are so sweet and brave! And I have the presents, in my trunk tbat I was going to carry to the other children. But they will have so much that they won't miss them, and I shall spend my Christmas in a plain little house, but it will be a joyful house, Peter." "Yes, miss," Peter agreed understanding^. "I wish we had a big tree," said the princess regretfully. "Well, leave that to me, miss," Peter told her eagerly. "You just get them little things to sleep early, and I'll be here with a tree." "Oh, Peter, Peter—Santa Claus!" ex- Claimed the princess gleefully. "It will be the nicest Christmas that I'hav# had since I was a wee bit of a girl." So Peter went away, and the princess, with her eyes shining like stars, danced back into the room and said, "Oh, let's play mariners!" Jessie anA Jenny had never heard of such a game, but the princess told them that she was a ship on the high seas and that they were to tell from her cargo what country she hailed from. "I carry tea," she began. "Where do I hail from?" t "China," guessed Jenny. "No." "Japan," cried Jessie, with her little face glowing. "No." Then the little girls pondered. "It might be India," ventured Jenny, but the princess shook her head. Then Jessie cried, "It's* Ceylon!" And that was right. And after that Jessie brought a cargo of oranges from Florida and Jenny Drought a cargo of rugs from Persia, and there were cargoes of spices and of coal and of coffee and of fish and of grain and of lumber, and the princess finished triumphantly by carrying a cargo of oysters from the Chesapeake bay. i "One more," begged Jessie. "I carry a cargo of castles," said the sparkling princess. "Where do I hail from?" - The little girls guessed and guessed, and at last the princess said: "That wasn't a fair one, reaUy, for my-castles are castles in Spain." Then, with Jessie in her arms, she told them of her own castle building, and when she had finished she said, "And so your mother shall have all of my sewing, and that will keep her busy until spring." going to be married and live happy ever after!" sighed Jessie rapturously. "It's just what a fairy princess should do." "And what you should do." said the princess, looking at the clock, "is to | go to bed, bed, bed. so that you can j wake up early in the morning." j She tucked them in and came back 1 later in a fascinating pink kimono, i with her hair in a thick yellow braid, | and she kissed them both. But It was I little lame Jessie that she kissed last. ! And then she went away like a glo- | rious vision, and the little girls sank j into slumber. j In the next room the princess open- ' ed the door cautiously, aud there was Peter with snow all over him, and his arms were full of holly and mis- I tletoe, and a great tree was propped : against the doorpost. J "Quietly, quietly, Peter." warned the princess, and reter tiptoed in and set the tree up in the corner, and its top , reached to the ceiling. ' The princess opened the steamer trunk and took out two white Teddy bears, one with a flaring blue bow and the other with ii flaring pink one. and then she took out a green and a yellow and a red and a blue fairy book and a beautiful square basket of candy, tied with holly ribbon, and then from the very bottom of the trunk she drew string after string of shining little silver bells, fastened on red and pale green ribbons. "I was going to get up a cotUlon for the children at the other house," the princess explained to Peter, "but these little folks need it so much more." The little bells went "tinkle, tinkle," as Peter hung them, and Jessie, dreaming in her little bed. heard the sound and thought it a part of her dream. And while Peter and the princess trimmed and whispered and laughed some one rattled the doorknob. Peter opened the door, and there stood a white faced, shivering little woman. "Oh, what has happened to my little girls?" she panted. "I saw'the light Hnd It is so late." Then as she behelt the golden haired vision in pink and the gay tree and Peter in his trim livery she gasped, "Why, I believe it is fairies!" And she sat down very suddenly in Jessie's chair. "You are the little mother." said the princess as she knelt beside her and put her arms around her and told her how she came to be there, and when she had •finished she said simply. "And I have wanted my own mother so much this Christmas, and the little girls were so sweet that I knew I should love you." "You poor little thing!" cried the little mother to the tall princess, and thf beautiful lady put her head down on the other's shabby shoulder and wept, because in spite of her riches she had been very, very lonely in her big ! house. j And after Peter had gone they talked until midnight of Jessie and Jenny, and then they concocted great plans about the pretty things that the little mother was to make for the princess. And in the morning Jessie and Jenny, waking in the early dawn, saw sitting on the footboard of the bed two Teddy bears, one with a flaring pink bow and one with a flaring blue bow, and the Teddy "bears held out their arms saucily and gazed at the happy little girls with twinkling eyes. I "Oo-oh!" cried the little girls, who ' had never seen a Teddy bear before. And that was the beginning of the I most wonderful day of their lives, for all day the tree went "tinkle, tinkle," as they foraged in its branches for bonbons. And the chicken dinner was a delicious success. And in the afternoon they all took a ride in the princess' sleigh, with Peter driving on the box, and when at last he set them down on their own humble doorstep and lifted little Jessie in his arms the princess smiled at them radiantly from under her plumy hat. "Bemember, Peter will come for you every Saturday, and you are to stay at my house all day," she said. "Oh, yes!" Jenny sighed, with rapture. "And you are to come to my wedding in the spring—all of you," said the princess gayly. . "And see the prince!" said Jessie over Peter's shoulder. "And you are going to let me share a third of your mother?" "Yes, oh, yes!" from both of the little girls. "Then you shall share a third of Peter," the princess called back as the smiling coachman drove her away through the glistening spow Revised For Christmas. "You say Jack writes he can't be here With you on Christmas day? Well. 'Absence makes the heart grow fonder.' So the poets say." " 'Tis not Jack's absence. What care I Because he can't be near? It's absence of the presents That I, of all, most fear." For sake of up to dateness now We'll change this little rhyme. " 'Tis presents make the heart grow fond-est" Just at Christmas time. —Walter Wellman. Telephone 341" 7-2. 1 NewJKing St., Thompsonville, Conn. W. Gibson Field, ATTORNEY A*l) ('OUNSELOR-AT-LA W, OKKICK, - ISO I.' - >»TKIfilST (Soiit.hweHt from I'ont-ofltco), BITFIELD, C02>T35T. BUSINESS IN HARTFORD AND SPRING-FIELD PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. For the Iconoclast. Don't let your little ones into the se- 2fet that Santa Claus is an impostor. Let them figure out for themselves how a fat man with a big pack can, /pet into the parlor grate through the chimney of a modern house heated by steam. Imagination is a quality desirable to cultivate. TTndertalrera and IWwt«rfi, jBL.. R. rj-RTPTTO, j UNDERTAKER *»nrt FMBALMER 45 AND 47 MAIN ST., THOMP80NVn,lK, . . . Ootm. Wincel! aneonfi. MANY A DAY IS SPOILED By a cough which cannot be broken by ordinary remedies. But why not try a medicine that will cure any cough that any medicine can cure? That is Kemp's Balsam. It is recommended by doctors and nurses, and it costs oniy 25 cents at any druggist's or dealer's. Keep a bottle always fn the house and you will always be prepared to treat a cold or cough before it causes any suffering at all. Mrs. Chambers' Halr-DresslngParlors Shampooing, Facial MBAS'IK*. Bcalp freatmpnt. pfc Toilet R- qnisites. Hair Dye. Hair coloring; Smirches and Puffs tnado from cnmhjn^s Superfluous H t'r W<»rk. Have Ytmr Ooi IIH Removed. Up«n E< erni tts 91 Main St, 1 hompH<>?ivjilf> Tel. 199 5. Barney and Berry In Front Every Time! Buy Them for Christmas SKATES "lean letrti>y recommend Barney & Berry Skates." says E r. Goodrich, ex- "hampion «f Atneriot. "havine usud them during all my professional career of twenty yearB. in America and Euroie " Irving Brokaw says: "They helped me to win the championship " Professional and amateur alike appreciate the skilled conntruc'ion and the care fully tempered t-teel which are combined to give that lightness, strength and speed so characteiistic of Barney & Berry Skates Sold by Klein, Brown & Co. SKA.TES GROUND. Main Street, Thompsonville, Conn. We are now receiv* ing our Pianos for the Holiday Trade. Every Piano new and direct from the manufacturer. Tha?e will include the artistic HARDMAN PIANO and several well-known makes. Have y^u b^l the pleasure of playing on a JANSSEN PIANO ? Tbev always give satisfaction. A new one just received. We are always pleased to show our Pianos. H. L. ABBE, Pianos and Organs, Telephone 93-3. Thompsonville, Coilll. -v -r- :: i -MSSi 7>'
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ESTABLISHED 1880. THOMPSONVILLE, CONN., THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 1909—Six Pages. VOL. XXX. NO. 35.
Store OpQ" Evenings N^xr We»k
i91 Main St., Springfield
This is the Week to Visit
Johnson's New Bookstore
^ Take tim«\ come ii the morning
if VIIU can. anfl biing your little
§* folk* Their special world i" in
the big bnpement, hut there's much
in it f -r you. HS well
| Our Children's Books Are
% Better Than Ever
Colo- printing h«a m»de such
* unprecedented strid 9 since last
Christnmft thHt the ne>»- books are
a surprise Thousinds "f them
with many novelties of gn at
f Our Toys Are as Good as
They're GOOD Toys Th«v mean
something They're clevei funnv,
delightful Splendid building
blocks Sje the new "Meccano,"
a building toy of the greatest value.
Our Beautiful Thousands of
TEN THOUSAND juveniles
alone! Exquisite gift hook*, travel,
hiogniphy. beautiful bindings. All
prices and something for every
Pictures, Art Goods, Cam=
eras, Post Cards
Each a department in it-ieif Stationery,
leather in verv fine purses,
bill folds, note books, shopping
bags, portfolios, cardc»8js, etc
The best fountain pens made
Our Arts and Crafts and
Hammered Brass Work
The°e are worth your special
attention Materials for brass
work, py -ogiaphy, water color or
leather work, calendars, paesepar-touting,
etc Second floor.
Gifts Held for Later Ship=
ment. Our Mail Orders
We'll hold any purchase and
ship later Prompt and efficient
mail service. Write or 'phone.
Visit our new. beautiful store
Three floors with elevator.
Books Stationery Picture*
Prompt attention to Mail orders
"jpHE PARSON8 PRINTING CO.,
8 team-Power Printera, and
Publishers of THK THOMPSONVILLK PRMB.
Mulllgan'B Block. Corner South Main and
Thompson v1U«. Conn,
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENTS.
Fire, Life and Accident
Representing fourteen of the Oldest *nd
Largest American and Foreign Fire
capital over $100,000,000.
Large or small lines of Insurance placed
on most favorable terms
Prompt, personal attention given to tb»
settlement of all losses.
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