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m: I'A BUSHED 1880. TH0MP8ONVI LLE,. 00NK.^T - I . - - •es. Rules on the Clermont. At the head of regulations for the "North river steamboat" (Olertnout) was this paragraph: "The rules which are made for order and ncntnefs in the boat, are not to be abufed. Judgment fball be according to the letter of the law. Gentlemen wifbing well to fo public- and ufeful an eftablifh-ment. will fee the propriety of ftrict juftice. and the impropriety of the leaft impofilion on the purfe or feel-iugs of any individual." One of the rules on the Clermont read: "It is not permitted for any person to He down in a birth with their boots or shoes on under a penalty of on^ dollar and a half and half a dollar for every half hour they may offend agauast this rule."—New York Post Those who always speak well of women do not know them enough. Those who speak ill of them do not know them at all.— Pigault-Lebrun. <xx><><><x><><><><x><><><><><> < SIX PAGES ooo<x>oo<x><><x><><><x>o. 1909 Forbes & Wallace's | Forbes & Wallace's | Forbes & Wallace's Nine Floors of This Great Store Are Filled With Christmas Goods Yast assoitmeuts of merchandise from ew,iy pait of the world are arranged in such a manner that selections'may be made quickly, conveniently and with comfort. The scope of these stocks covers almost every need of everybody. Almost everything that could be wished for is to be found in some section of this great establishment—merchandise practical, beautiful, novel and rare. More than eight hundred clerks are ready to give prompt, intelligent service. Everything has been done to make trading easy. The best solution of the Phristmas problem is to come to the store and walk through its aisles and fine display and salesrooms. You will find everything you have thought of and hundreds of others which have never occurred to your min-cl, arid in all cases you will find here the widest variety and the best values, for In Assortments and Values the Forbes <& Wallace - Store Has No Rival Forbes & Wallace For the Horseman I- « fur VOti. for SjioS; f full full lin^H and cam Bbniifr 90x90 $5 75. WRIGHT Th'S' frp f'-" t'f ilinliMltf A goofl p-tir <>> ^ f-Hiti Hi"-rn ^ good Buctrv P.sr>-«ss. $10; Stable SI 15; full leath I' d S J. 34 Dwig'u si rt-ff. Springfield, Mue MILLINERY As the pp unn wanes so tin-' baigaini-grow St:|| great"r r^iiu'Ttio'is <ui «l Millinery G S^al Holiday Presents Fur Hats. Fi-»p Trimn-ed Hats, Elegant Ostrich F'-afher-—Willows and plain French ''ur': ^'M-»h.->ut an<i O* t'ich; Holiday Ribbons, Fhhov Ribbons, etc., etc. S. LEVISON, The Leading Millinery House 35£ Main St Springfield, Mass. H. F. FLETCHER & CO'S CLOAK and SUIT HOUSE connects with ours SPRINGFIELD, MASS. P H O T O S Be wipe and come in early for your holiday portraits Studio hours 9 a.m., to 12 m 1 to 5 p m F. L. BEXUMAN, I'lUU'RIKTOK 91 MAIN ST. FIRE! FIRE! FIRE! Your roof is 011 fire ! Always have a ladder handy. This terrible highwayman is demanding that Santa Clr— merely Brainard Sells Them a few subscriptions to this around as Christmas presents, ffot o bad •tort of gift* either. v Tsv - is We are now receiv= ing onr Pianos for the Holiday Ev^ry Piano new and direct from the manufacturer. Tbe?e will include the artistic HARDMAN PIANO and several well-known makes. Have y^u had the pleasure of playing oii a JAKSSEN PIANO ? ~ • \ , , ,. V They always give satisfaction. just received. are always pleased to show our A new one v. V: We Pianos. H. L. ABBE, Pianos and Organs, ' lone 93-3. Thompsonville, Conn. * '.'"-"'.V , . Oppo. Post Office * • ' • t- '* .r - and GROCERY You want the best for your Christmas Dinner. Do not spoil this j lyous "cca^ion by purchasing inferior g «ods. It will pay you to look our list over, her, the qua'ity is the remem- Turkeye, - - - (Only one bind.) Geese. • Duck Roasting Chicken, •; 30c lb. Roast P-<rk. Fresh Shoulder, of Lamb. • Ronfit Bepf, • w;w Rlitter, - Columbia Butter, . ' - - W ;B Butter, •-Anbb.or Butter;; ^ Cr»»m Chew , • . Forest Park Raisins, . > 10c lb., 8 lba for 25c. Sultana Raisins, t-v i : ' b , 4 l b s f o r 2 5 c Celery, Lettuce, riucumbers. Cranberries, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips. Carrots and Parsnips , 24o lb - 24c lb. ' 24c lb ; 15<; lb. . 14c lb. -•i 10n lb 12c and up 38c lb 38o lb. 3fio lb 33c lb 20c lb. 17(5 lb. 13c lb i ••• : J* • Hi VOL. XXX NO. Physicians and Snrifeons. »no ofrct- No. 4? Pearl street Conn. Oft!cf h on if. 8.00 to 9.0( a. m.; 3.00 to S.oo « oo to 7.3t> p. ru. Or<ier» •ay b< left at Williams' druv stf re B.H Neelans' Pi.ock 86 Main Sf, Telephone call—Offi^f* 74-3: house, 74-21. THORNTON D.D.S OffioR hours—9 to 12 a. m , 2 to 5 3 i p m : Monday, Friday and Saturdiay even ings. 7 to 8 o'clock <><><><><><><><><><><>tO><><><><><>l -X SIX PAGES <x><c><><><><><><><><x><><><><c><> A HOLDUPr Beth i: W. T. WATSON, Christmas Story By ANNA BENTLY. • • Copyright, 19u„, by American Press ' "Say. mother!" aud Mollie tugged "Ana ne la'ugued aloud, such a merry little cackle that I really forgot for the moment that he was a helpless, bedridden cripple for life and only thought of him as a petted child, lying in state in a soft, white, clean bed, tended and cared for as tenderly as if be bad been the heir to a dukedom." "What a beautiful memorial!" cried Mollie, with cfiifaisu aengnx. i Her mother nodded approvingly. "Yes. it was a beautiful thought, and the fund that supports that bed is called by the; dead child's uame, the •Ida Lewis fund.' so that every sick and suffering8 oue who is comforted and nursed back to health in that bed will bless the uame of the giver, whom they can uever thank on earth." Mollie was silent for a little time, and then she said softly, while a great to attract her attention. ."Did you> that beau-ti-ful memorial window.Jthat the Staceys have had put Into the church for their little girl who died last year?" They were in the church porch as the child spoke, \>ut her Thother made no reply until they had'walked some distance down the street, and then her words were few and hesitatingly spo- S-5 "Yes, I saw it." - "Aud," persisted Mollie. who was evidently a good deal exercised upon the subject, "the superintendent spoke-" of It in .Sunday school aud said that the window was placed there by the parents of our lost fellow pupil to be a coustaut reminder of her lovely life among us. She wasn't good a bit." Still Mrs. Mason made no comment Mollie made a wry face, which her mother was too wise to see. and as the two walked slowly homeward Mrs. Mason tried to divert) the little girl's mind from the' subject of her dead mate's imperfections by describing for her benefit another "memorial" that Bhe. had - seen Hi a! visit to the City hospital a few days before. This was a "free bed," contributed by the bereaved parents of another little lost one, and Mollie listened with glistening eyes to the story.of the little street boy who had been run over by a heavy dray and had both legs, broken. . * "And there be. lay,", she said, her own bind^eyes full of tender tears,< "his little "Vhlte. pinched face bright with a conteuted smile arid bis feeble hands toying with - a few. rose geraoi um leaves that some kind visitor had-dropped on the coverlid for him. so cheerful and happy that I wondered ait him. I asked him If he was comfortable. and you should have seen-his pale face light up and heard him pipe in his thin, shrill voice: • -' 'Comfirtable is .it,. ma'am?. Why. it's.'jist blvin itsilf afth^r the dirt an': -the coold an' the boonger an' the batin's. Faith, an^it's well paid- l am unheeded upon the soft fur of her tippet. "How 1 wish we could have a 'memorial' like that for our little Beth!" The mother's lip quivered, and for a moment she could not control her voice to reply to the child's suggestion. Little Beth had gone to heaven only a few short months ago, and tne wound in her motber^breast was yet too seusitiye to bear without shrinking the tenderest touch, but with an efTort she kept back her tears-and replied: "It costs a great deal of money for memorials of that kind, and only wealthy people or those with a large income can afford these noble and beautiful charities. Some.of the^grand-est churches, hospitals and, asylums in the world have beeii>founded and endowed to keep alive- the memory of those who were dear to the great or rich ones of earth." r ; Mollie sighed. "All the same. 1 do wish we could have some kind of a 'memorial' for Beth.; She was such a dear, sweet Iittte thing." she, half whispered as tbey paused a moment upon the steps of their bodest but comfortable home, and! futile as seemed; the wish, her mother's heart could not but re-echo it That nigbt aftm* the young folks were all in bed aiid silence bad fallen upon the merry, noisy household Mrs. Mason sat with' unwoutedly idle hands watching the "fast decaying brands In the fireplace and thinking of the dear little life that only a few months before bad passed away from among them. How she yearned for the touch of 4hose baby fingers, the kisses M f^She wpul<3:ndt h«Ve i(iad bf her other children saddened for always by this, bereavement -that must necessarily mean so niuch more to her Vhan to tbetu. and yet they were All planning gayly and - t'agfriy for the fast approaching Christmas, -carefully full of all sorts of pleasant little mysteries aud merry^deceptions. without a thought apparently of the little sister who had in her baby fashion only one short year ago joined so gleefully in their preparations fpr the coming fes-, tivaJ. ^ • It wa» natural that they should do bo, as she told herself, and yet how could she bear to have her darling forgotten in the household of which she had been the Sunshine, to have her sons and daughters in future years say: • * "There are five of us." without a word or thought of the little sister gone before? Then Mollie's words came back to her with another and tenderer significance: "1 do wish we could have some kind of a 'memorial' for little Beth!" " A "memorial." not for the eyes of the world! but one that would keep alive in the hearts of her children the memory of that dear lost oue. It might not be an impossibility, after all. and the plan, once started-in her mind, went on unfolding, and as the last spark died out in its bed of somber gray ashes and the clock counted out. loud and clear in the stillness, the twelve strokes of midnight she rose to her feet with moist eyes, but a hopeful smile upon her Iip3. * "In that way they will be sure to remember her," she murmured to herself. "and the little charities given in her name Wlfl'be twice blessed." - It .bad1, alwJys been a custom in the Mason family for the children to hang1' up their stockings the night before Cnristmas—a custom that; as: Mrs. Mason declared, owed its popularity to the one extravagance in that economically ordered household—an ;open tire in the family sitting room. When Christmas eve came there was brought forth for the occasion the usual arrajr of stockings of various sizes and hues, from Mollie's, of conventional black lisle thread, down to little Ben's, of coarser, 'home knit gray, and there was a great deal of chatter and fuss and good natiired rivalry, over a choice of places and the finding of pins large and strong enough to sustain the expected burden. . "I'm going to put mine out here at the very end!" proclaimed Ben. with a flourish of the article in question and a desperate dive for the biggeS#.--pin In the cushion, but his mother.'laid her hand gently upon his shoulder with the softly spoken reminder: "Not there, dear. That's where little Betb's stocking always hung, you The merry brtrbel of Volces^ suddenly ceased; and the children turned to look : at their mother iu a kind of awestruck 'wonder as. taking from her work-tion: "We have no money to build grand memorial windows or to endow hospitals in the name of our lost darling, but we can keep her memory alive in our own hearts at least in a humbler way. Now 1 am going to hang up her stockings just as she did on her last Christmas on earth, aud we will each contribute something out of our own stores that will make some poor children more comfortable and happy on this the world's great gift day." Mollie slipped her hand into 1 mother's and laid her cheek tenderly against her mother's shoulder while she whispered, with a half suppressed sob: "Oh. mother, dear, that's a beautiful thought, aud we'll all be so glad to give something toward dear little Beth's memorial stocking." The morning saw this promise faithfully fulfilled, aud it was wonderful when each one set his or her brains to work what a number of poor, neglect ed children were remembered and provided for out of little Beth's gift stock ing. Charlie found that with a new pair of skates he could spare his old ones for a poor little lad round the corner who never had so much as a top or ball that be could call his own. Kitty was glad to give a paint box almost as good as new to the crippled girl who always sat in her invalid's chair by the window and watched longingly the gay groups of childreu as they • trooped past to school. Outgrown picture books. caps and boots, a pair of warm mittens and a knitted scarf for the ragged little fellow who shoveled snow for the neighborhood and several lace bags filled with candy and nuts contributed from the private store that each bad fouud in his own stocking. It was wonderful how much and what a: Variety of things that pair of stockings held, for whatever was given in their name was supposed to have come from their diminutive depths. Every one gave freely, and no one felt poorer for the lacli oi what went to comfort those who were ueedy. In Mollie's pretty new portmounaie was a two dollar bill with a slip attached on which was written. "For the new gloves that Mollie thinks 'will make her perfectly happy.'" The little lass~laughed good natured-ly at this merry reminder of her own words and for a few minutes was full of happiness over her mother's gift, but suddenly a thoughtful expression c?,me over her bright face, and she went silently to ber room. Half an hour later she came to her mother with a grave face and the question: "Can 1 do as 1 please with the money you gave me?" "Certainly," was the ready reply, and Mollie's grave face was lightened by a bright and sunny smile. "I can buy a cheaper pair of gloves," she saidv confidentially, "and so save out enough to buy some grapes for the little sick boy in the hospital who was run over and whose legs were broken that you told me about." As the mother gladly gave her consent to this generous plan a joy too -deep for words tilled her heart. Her determination was strengthened to make little P.eth's memorial stocking a lasting institution in her household and thus to keep alive the name of the dear little lost sister in many a grateful heart for years after that loved form had returned to dust. N. WILEY, D. I) S Dental Rooms, - Telephone. O'Hear's Block. Office hou's—,9 tinT12, 2 to 5. Oj-en Mf.n day, Friday and Saturday evenings. JP J. GIBBS, D. U D. ^ Lindsey Block, Thompsonville. Conn. Offi''P Honrs—ft m 12:2 t" 6. Evenings, 7 to 8; Su'id>»\s. St h in to 12 m Henry Willis King, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 50 State St. Ha-tford Conn Telephone 34! 7-2. 1 New;King St., Tbomp^onville, Conn. Gibson Fieldi ATTORNEY AM) C0UNN1SL0R-AT-LAW, • KI'-IOK. - 139 KNFH (Si>nt1iw«nt frortv I'oxt :s:isr:F,:n LI. STKKKT ZD, oonsntT. Business in Hartfoud and Spring- FIELD PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. Undertaker# and l)lr«>t«nii • WDfcRTAKEB and FMBALMER 45 ani> 47 Main St., . . Onrro, Mis,.Chambers' Hail-Dressing Pallors -Shampooing, Facial Massage. Scalp "reafcment, ftc Toilet R> qnisites. Hair Dye. Hair coloring; Snrches and Puffs ?nado from combines Superfluous Il'i'r Work. Ha»vvee Tour Coi ns Removed. 91 M O^en E' enii-MS jin St, 1 hon>n*onville PAB8ON8 PRINTING OO. Tel. 199 F. - bllehereof Thk Mulligan's Block. Corner Bonr.h High Streets. non*. O.dc H. K.Brainard GENERAL INSURANCE AGENTS. Fire, Life and Accident K^vr^t-entirg fourteen of Ihe Oldest and Largest American ar d Foreign Fire Insurance companies—Ccml'ined capital ov^r $100,000.(100. Large or small lines of InsurMnce placed on most favorable terms Prompt, personal attention given to the settlement of all losses. ' J V;? .„ ^ain rffice at BOUSE. BRA1NARD S WARE-Telephone at office and B35~Cal1. write or 'phnnp. Epstein's Express. Ml Moving. Light and Heavy Trackfig. Depot carriage meets all trains from .16 a m to 7 p m, and later if ordered. *ave also an Adjustable Window Derrick for hoisting Ptai m Christmas In the Colonies. 'Twas the merry Christmas the palms swung in the Of the lovely hot December in an a meditative maiden of the kind called Philippine and gazed.- with the sultry winter Well she knew that on the morrow all folks would celebrate. Place a palm tree in the parlor, their anKlets o'er the grate. On the heaped up Christmas table, groaning with its load, there'd be Appetizing bird s nest truffles and ba- He'ii be are the "Let meSsee."- she murmured softly; "father 'II get his string of beads, Blue and yellow. 1 am certain they're the very kind he needs. For his old ones looked quite shocking. though he never seemed to care, And his new set's quite the swellest thing a gentleman can wear. "And for mamma there's the that 1 bought on Thursday With the handsome whalebone for Insertion in the cheek, "And little brajjier'a, boomerang! Immensely pleased. That or a bamboo Jumping things for which he's t "And as for me, 1 only hope they've got the things 1 need— , Just one or two nice costumes-made'of genuine coral bead. A toe ring would be lovely, and a piece of copper wire - To wear around the instep make up all vu; that 1 desire. ... _ • - "Except, of course, some other things that every girl receives. Such as various kinds of dresses made of nicely ripened leaves. For surely," said the maiden as she smiled a .scornful smile, "I'm not like those American girls who r' always think of style." —Chicago Record-Herald. Office 80 Main street. Telephone < aection. ' J. EPSTEIN, Prop. P. o. Kox 1014 Refldonre 16 Central *i.. Mimi* Agents Cost 15 per cent Less in Commisyon. ; :/'< 11 We have a beautilul • selection of monuments ; in stock, all first-class' material and workmanship. Prices to suit all. o me in, examine them and be your own judge. for tUe loss o' me tWspMJeJlSS.' .£4? rounttnir ufi their boarded peunles uud ^piace-wltb the low^olced explana Forcing the' Fight.. WMS®; Hishe—You must take supper with us tonight, and thien you can ask my father for my. hand. He—Do you think; basket a7 pair of pretty scarlet stock- ' it will be a good ti^e? She—Excellent. • ings-baby's favorite pair-she careful- The girl Is'away, and I shall cook the "ly fastened-.them In the aecustomed supper.. He won t risk having me.stay ground to try it-flgaln., -' " ThompsoBville ,1 ^ monumental Works' M. J. Liberty, [ |[. Pearl St.;'/ThotnpHonville. C«>nn ^Electric pars pass, the Works.
I'A BUSHED 1880. TH0MP8ONVI LLE,. 00NK.^T - I . - - •es.
Rules on the Clermont.
At the head of regulations for the
"North river steamboat" (Olertnout)
was this paragraph: "The rules which
are made for order and ncntnefs in the
boat, are not to be abufed. Judgment
fball be according to the letter
of the law. Gentlemen wifbing well
to fo public- and ufeful an eftablifh-ment.
will fee the propriety of ftrict
juftice. and the impropriety of the
leaft impofilion on the purfe or feel-iugs
of any individual."
One of the rules on the Clermont
read: "It is not permitted for any person
to He down in a birth with their
boots or shoes on under a penalty of
on^ dollar and a half and half a dollar
for every half hour they may offend
agauast this rule."—New York Post
Those who always speak well of women
do not know them enough. Those
who speak ill of them do not know
them at all.— Pigault-Lebrun.
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