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-j— THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1885. NO. 9. ' • K3®5?s.& J.amQnmips Physicians and Surgeons. EF. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN • AND SURGEON.—Residence and office No. 45 Pearl Street, Thompsonville, Conn. Connected by Telephone. No. of Call 3. 'oral Jjhtsiitess pw*tag» ALLEN PEASE, Manufacturer of and dealer in Furniture, Crockery, Bedding, etc. Stoves, Furnaces, and House Furnishing Goods. Tin and Sheet Iron Worker. Main street, Windsor Locks, Ct. J HOMER DARLING, M. D., HOMCEO • PATHIC PHYSICIAN.—Pleasant street, Thompsonville, Conn. Office hours—From 12 to 3 p. m. and from 6 to 8 p. m. ENRY G. VARNO, M. D.—PIIYSI-EON. Prospect street, HL_ CIAN AND SURGEON. Office and residence, No. 16 Thompsonville, Conn. Dentistry. EO. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE • on Pleasant street, the second house north of the hotel, Thompsonville, Conn. C JOHNSON, DENTIST. — OFFICE • in Ely's block, Main street, Thompsonville. Office open at all hours of the day and evening. Attorney »-at-Law. JOHN HAMLIN, ' ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Mrs. Simpson's Building, Thompsonville, Conn. Dry Goods, Etc. WILLIAM FINLAY, Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Dry and Fancy Goods. Mrs. Simpson's block, Mainst,, Thompsonville, Conn. Wood and Coal. CHARLES E. PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer in Wood and Coal. Wood a specialty— Chips for sale. Moving and heavy teaming done on reasonable terms Thompsonville, Conn: Hotels, Halls, and Livery. rpHOMPSONVILLE HOTEL, BEN J. F. X Lord, Proprietor. Also, proprietor of Franklin Hall. Good Livery and Feeding Stable connected with hotel. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. w INDSORVILLE HOTEL. ]S. J3..CR4W, Prpprjefar. Qpod fipcomoiodfitiop for Jioarfieps apd Transients. Feed Stable Connected- Hair Dressing and Shaving* NEAL SLOAN, Hair Dressing Rooms, Pease's Block, Main St., Thompsonville, Conn. Hair cut in the best manner. Every custonler has a clean towel. Call in. iflwminhiUBi <T—Ttn EPHRAIM POTTER. MANUFACTU-rer of Wagons, Sleighs, Trucks, Sleds, Plows, Harrows, Road Scrapers, etc. Horse-Shoeing, General Jobbing, Carriage Painting and Trimming done at short notice. Also, a general assortment of GROCERIES. Enfield, Conn. FJ. SHELDON, DEALER IN GRO- • ceries, Flour, Stationery, Yankee Notions, Choice Tobacco, Cigs.rs and Snuff. Orders received for Ctal and Grain. Main street, Euiield, Conn. rp W. PEASE, " C ^"SNTER AND BUILDER. Door . Window Screens made to order, repairing, Glazing and General Job Work promptly attended to. Hazard ville, Conn. BEAUTIFUL HANDS. JoTiia W. Martiax, DEALER IN Musical Merchandise. Band and Orchestra Music, Sheet Music, Music Books of all kinds. Band and Orchestral Instruments furnished at short notice. Strings a specialty. Orders by mail will receive prompt attention, Box 227, Thompsonville, Conn. Headquarters at J. C. Wiesjng's store DENSLOW KING, —TJSACHE» OF— Piano-forte, Organ Playing & Harmony. Address P. 0. Box 403, Thompsonville, » * - - » Conn Moving or Raising Bnildings! H AVI NG HAD OVER T H I R T Y years' experience in raising and moving buildings, and being provided with all necessary implements I am prepared to attend to all orders in that line Estimates furnished on application. P. B. PARSONS. Enfield. Conn. iiiufc liOAU _6A intej irst and. only trro irtieeicr. ererproduced, ihatpos* •itirely Tuu Tig TtOfse vwumo irlutt&r&fs Awarded First Premium and Gold Medal at the World's Ffiir, Orleans, for simplicity of construction and _ the only Curt that htm no horne motion. BUGGY CCfyffFop'rs ALLEN & LEETE, Manufacturers and Dealers in Stoves, Tin, Glass, and Silver-Plated Ware, Crockery and General House-Furnishing Goods ; also Paints, Oils, and Varnishes. Agents for Smith American Organs. ALLEN & LEETE, Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. WILLIAM MULLIGAN, Dealer in Stoves, Furniture, Crockery and General House-Furnisliing Goods. Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Paper Hangings, Etc. Undertaking promptly attended to. North Main st., Thompsonville, Conn. JJJeat an4 fish Markets. - "DEN J AM IN BRIGHT, I>EALER IN Jj Beef, Pork, Mutton, Lamb, Poultry, Tripe, tfam', La'p«i,"&c:' 'QprqjJW Sftugag®, feom the best Ne\v Yqrjj njakefs, ^ept Gfipst&ptly qp hai}Cj. 4U in their season at lowest cash prices. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. Music, £tc. andrnfa-Ste. jaaggjnL. GE. THORP, Teacher of Vocal • Culture and Harmony. Music Rooms over A. R. Wrisley's jewelry store in Mansley's block, Main Street, Thompsonville, Conn. JRA p. ALLEN, TEACHER QF MUSIC. 4gept fof the Qeflrgp Wood apd Estpy Parlor Organs. Orders taken fo? Sheet Music, Booths, etc. Tujiing and Repairing Pianos and Cabinet Organs attended to. Enfield, Conn- Printers and Publishers, rpHE PARSONS PRINTING COM' X pany, Book and Job Printers, and Publishers of THE THOMPSONVJJJJE PRESS, opposite the depot, Thompsonville, Conn, Groceries and Provisions* RD. SPENCER.—"The North Store." • Dealer in Choice Groceries and Provisions, Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes. Select stock of Dry and Fancy Goods. Farmers' Produce bought and sold. Corner of Pleasant and Whit-worth streets, Thompsonville, Conn. CW. WRIGHT, successor to Wright • & Burns, DEALER IN DRY GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES, GROCERIES, ETC. ^ S-T-0-R-JS-, -Mi - r t - Coon- ISII B-R-I-D-G-E Thompsonville, • • 11111 Miscellaneous. MORRIS SULLIVAN. — DOMESTIC BAKERY. Fresh Bread, Pies and Cakes every day. Hot Rolls every evening. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. JAMES WATSON. GRAIN, MEAL and Feed for sale at reasonable prices. Custom grinding done at the usual rates. A Itall supply always on hand. Main street, Thompsonyille, Conn. WILLIAM B. MARTIN,, School St., Th0mp»0BTille, Conn., ||f|; is Headquarters for " m-m- RAO CARPETS made to. order FOR 25 CTS. A yard, warp included. 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A dozen heads were thrust inquisitively out of the car wiudows and a dozen voices insisted upon knowing all about it immediately. In these days of magnificent collisions and holocausts the traveling public exhibits an astonishing amount of interest in railway concerns, to the great scorn and indignation of all officials connected. 'You liave notliiug to fetir," said the conductor, who passed through tl^e car," superb in gold buttons and official dignity. "We. l)ave struck an up grade wl^ere ai} oil train Stopped an hour ago. The trqpks are oile'fl, apd tlip drivers don't tafce hold. We shajl get the sand funning in half a m}nnte,'' Jt was, ilonbtless, plear enough to those Who understood Sflch.matters, but to me -hie—eaftlanfttiofr wfta mmu - somebody said of Coleridge's commentary upon his poem, "Christabel," "I wish he would explain his explanation." The gentleman who occupied the seat immediately in front of me, a fine, middle aged man, with an erect, military air, seemed to have no difficulty in making out the state of afl'airs. He smiled and nodded with an exceeding knowing look, and was preparing to settle himself comfortably in his seat again, when I tapped him upon the shoulder and said: Excuse me, sir, but what lias happened? The conductor's explanation is Chinese to me. What does he mean by the tracT.k-. s be»' ing oit led?" "If is a s^fliple mattey," he sajd £purteT ously, "to tjiose w^o have an .icjea of ailroad affairs. The power of aji engine depends upon the friction of the drivers on the tracks—taking hold, as it is called. If there is oil upon tlie rails, especially upon an upgrade, there is no friction, consequently the wheels simply spin around upon the tracks without moving the train." "Ah," said I, "I comprehend." "I could illustrate the case by an event which occurred to me upon this very spo|; some years ago. I liaye always tjioiight it a rather remarkable incident aiid perhaps yo,u may lil111 it SQ. T]ie pirpum-stances I refer to,'' he continued, "took place during the war. I was at tljat time an adjutant op General Thomas's staff during t}ie excitjng ajjd mqmentqus pam-. paign of Tennessee. ?f you remember, there were many times wheu |t was feared that oqr last hqur ha(l come. Qqr coin: mun;catiqns were repeatedly put olf and our whole commflnd jn danger of instant destruction- It was at que of those times that the pyent I will relate opcurred." "We were at this tjme intrenched upon a spur of the hill* around Chattanooga, whither we had been driven by the desperate courage of the confederates, Our own men had fought bravely and well, but they were exhausted with long marches and constant action. Our stores had run low, and but one line of comraur nication was open for us—that of the railroad into the eastern part of the state. By a brilliapt fla^k movement, the pqnr federates supcepcled in throwing a liqe across this qnp highway, and therp we were, herpmed ip like a WQodPhflck in his burrow, • starvation or surrender stared us }n the fape. One or the qther of these alternatives we roust acpept in a few days at most, unless some unexpected change took place very speedily." "It is, perhaps, difficult for us to pom-prebend the feelings of a commander, hitherto successful, and with the ftite, perhaps, of a nation depending upon his action, placed in such a position as our general then was. I saw his face grow hourly more pale and despairing, his step slower and more feeble, and his whole air that of a man whose heart and spirit were breaking under the strain. But Thomas was not the man to yield untjl every resource had beep sounded to th§ bottom. And there,was st}U ope yesqvirpe yet leftr-a vpty desperate »pd almost hopeless one,; it is true. "forty mil^ to the.ieas|ward of fls l|y? Stooktbn's COFEMAN4O| NEARLY 80,QOO^CSEN, serenely unconscious of our danger and their own. Several days before Stockton had directed to oeoupy a pass In the the predicament of the main army, would make no movement to our rel1 Communications were now cut off, an seemed a matter of impossibility to open them through the heavy lines pf ci federates, which lay across the railro General- Thomas, however, determi to try it, and I was selected for dangerous but honorable duty. of the tempt. "We had reason to suppose that tliec emy had. not destroyed the railroad, a that if we were not captured at the outs] we might get an engine through to Kan] kia station, where Stockton lay. "At half-past ten o'clock my orde were given me and I mounted the engit] which was either to carry me to death save the army. It was not a povverfi machine, but it was the best at our difj postil, and in good order, fortunately One of our men, who had been an engi ncer, undertook to manage the engine an another to fire it. Both were cool, trie men, but as we stepped into the cab gether I saw them shake hands with theii] comrades and bid them lUrewell. Evi dently neither of them expected to get] through alive. It 'Put ill a couple of extra tallow cans, John,' said the engineer. 'We are going to make time, and I expect the old machine will heat up finely.' "The cans were stowed away in the caboose, the engineer opened the throttle valve and amid an impressive silence in the prowcj surrqundiqg the Starting pqiflt, we moved slowly away. About two miles (listant lay the battery which the epemy had thrown up to pommaqcl the rq^di bfe yanf.1 t^at \yere several more, to s<tor nothing of spvpral picket ljnPs spattefe a]ong the trapk. Sq you will perceive >v were to run a pretty warm gauntlet "We had proceeded but a very shor distance when there was a flash and a rd port from the shrubbery skirting the road and a bullet crashed through the window of the cab. An outpost had already dis P covered us, and had given us a foretust^31 of what we were to expect further on. " 'Let her out!' I said to the engineer. There is no" use iu trying to hide ourselves. Speed is our only chance now.' 'Very good, sir,' replied tl^p. engineer, opening the valve as i^e spqlce. Qn v(P went, swaging from s|cle tq s^de, ujit^l it seemed as if ye must ^qrflp tfte trapfc. Meanwhile our enemies along the road were n°t icllp. Bullpt after bullet wliis-tlecj by us, but fortuqatply, what with the darkness and the rapidity of our motion, none of theni rp^ched us. ' Hffe had pow arrived in sight of his first battery. By the lights moving hurriedly along the parapet it was qbvious that qur approach was espepted. As ie- poor fireman. 'They are after us hot id heavy.' "I looked at the engineer under the im- ;«js»ion that the fireman was in a de- •ium with his injury. "He's right, captain,' said the engineer, Stening intently. 'Sure as fate they have jlied out that engine we saw at the junc-jn and are chasing us.' l" 'But there's no possibility of their iertaking us,' I replied. 'I don't know about that.' he said, rely. 'That engine's a heavy one, and iave seen her make a good fifty miles Ith a train behind her. This one is a flit machine, aud I can't promise more forty at the most. Besides, they Ive the advantage of us in the fact that py have a car attached, and we are run-ig alone.' » 'I should suppose that our lightness >uld be rather In our favor than other-se,' I responded. |Got something to balance her,' gruut-the fireman, sententiou-sly. ^'John is right,' explaiued tlie engi- |r. 'You see, sir, if an engine h;is no Iglit behind her, she if apt tn jump and Jind the rails, and, if you put Iht at. her speed, to get off the track altogether. • while that engine behind us can do level best, we can't even let out to ,ty. miles, without danger of a smash ||. no.w comprehended the extent of our We Jiad only run the gauntlet of |lla to be more effectually destroyed by iryhdis. To have been killed by a Ind shot from the fort would have been, flpast, a soldier's death,. To be run fn and picked off coolly like ducks in |)dclle, was, to put it mildly, a declded- Wdignilled way of settling accounts the world. As for surrender, I am lu that neither of my comrades eighty of It as a way of escape, any than I did. A sacred trust, involv-he fate of an army, perhaps of a |on, had been placed with us. To it to any but the skeleton hand of itself was a notion which never e'd our heads. It was t^en life ;uid %in life that hung upon the issue, iMyas vyitl^ si^cl< sensations as come |yy men's experience that we listened }e fkiH roar qf the approaching en-janwhile our own little machine was die. I had kept the furnace at a ie heat. The steam, pent up in the H|V, groaned and wheeled like the :|thipg of an imprisoned giant. The l^l^Sp.iin around upon the track, !|%|p-:slde,^^ until there u*4i-compli1 rJb again intently. " 'What is it?' I asked. « " 'After us again,' he said quietly. The coat merely retarded them a little. There they are!' "I could now plainly perceive the black figure of the engine, emitting white clouds of steam into the pale night sky, whirling swiftly around a curve not sixty rods behind. Angered with the delay and knowing that if we were to be captured at all it must be within the next ten minutes, .they were coming more rapidly than ever. We were at the foot of this very up grade where we are now. It extends for nearly three miles beyond Kanakia, aud is one of the heaviest in the country. It was at this point that our fate was decided. From the moment we ran up it, our light engine began to lose ground hopelessly. Our pursuers were now so near that we could plainly observe the movements of those in the eugine cab by the light of their gauge lamp. The platform of the car was crowded with men, cocking their muskets aud making ready for an exterminating volley. " 'Oh, for five minutes more!' I groaned. 'It is horrible to be trapped or killed in sight of friends and safety.' " 'Yes,' muttered the engineer, -"there is no hope now. When they fire there wont he anything left of us. And they Will, too, iu half a minute.' " 'I've an idea,' said the fireman,arising stiflly from his corner; -I can't fight and I can't fire the machine, but I've one arm left and that'll do to hold her steady while you aud William are putting a spoke in their wheel.' " "But how?' cried the engineer. 'Speak quick, John, moments*are gold now.' " 'Where are the tallow cans we put on board?" asked the fireman. " 'Bravo, John, just the thing!' exclaimed the engineer, as if perceiving a meaning iu the other's words which escaped me utterly. " 'Captain, toose dispatches are safe, and yon owe it to John; for I should never have thought of It lu a lifetime." "By thin time the fireman was standing at the valve, and the engineer had found the tallow cans, two brass vessels, each holding a gallon or more, with long curved spouts. One of these he gave me, while he kept the other himself, aud scrambled ovor the coal to tlie rear of the tender. I had not the remotest Idea what we were going to accomplish, and there was no time to lose iu any explanation. " 'Now,' said my companion, in an excited tone, 'lean over and pour your tallow ^^Jf^^^upon the track as wc-go along. '"-^-tttmH waste'a drop, and don't leave a foot For The Press. Letter from Brooklyn. first compliment in the shape of a round-shot followed by a storm of grape. Here again the darkness and our speed saved us. Several of the grape shot glanced off the. frame of the engine without doing any damage. "'Give her some fire, John,'said the engineer, grimly. 'If they happen to knock a hole iu us with them bits of iron, you won't do no more firing, my boy, Jj can tell you that.' " 'Not in'th'is worlfy any \yay,' responded the fireman, with saturnine humor. 'Can't tell what I may do in the next world, William.' The reckless bravery of the tvyo men in the face of. spc^i daygpr away my own arising tfeipcr aHc^ I folded my arms and looked toward the battery, which was* evidently preparing to give us another sa* lute. It oamo In the shape of a conical shot with so true afi aim that it whizzed within a foot of the boiler and carried off the bell, which fell with a clang among the wayside bushes; " 'Thank you,' said the engineer, with a grin. 'We don't need the bell, anyhow. You can use ^t yourself to ring to dinner with.' V.By this time we passed out of range of the first battery, and were under the guns Of tvyo inqrp. Tlip woyks hac^ b^eq jn-strqptpd to command tfoe junction of qqr rqad with another running south- There wq.s a}sq a station at this point, and as we Whirled by I saw ftn engine standing upon a siding, with steam up. I caught sight of a number of men running toward it, as well as qthers busy with a Par that Stqqd near it? What they were at X cquid not make out, for we passed them like a flash of lightning. At this moment, too, the battprjes, which had probably received telegraphic notipe of our approach, opened fire upon us, and for a moment the air seemed to be alive with shrieking iron. i' 'More flre, John,' cried the engineer; 'ram her full to the door, or it's all up with us.' "The fireman stooped to obey, but at that moment a shell struck upon the caboose and burst within three feet of US; It was a ten-inch mofistpr-, and how any qf us espaped alive. J fail to spe, As it was, when the dust and smoke cleared away I found the tqp of the cab gone, a portion Qf the caboose torn off and the fireman lying in a heap on the floor with his arm broken. "'•I'm knocked out, William,' he groaned) 'andipow who's to flre her the rest of the trip?' " «J willf fVafd, 'VtlHfnfe^an''-manage it.' "After placing the poor fellow in as oomfortablo a position as possible, I seized the'shovel and began my new duties. . , "By this timiF^We haefpassed out of range of the batteries, which no^and then, however, sent a.sullen sho,t direction, a<3 a parting pvidpnge qf their gqofl .Willi • <We are sitfe!' relief; 'that was their last line o^prkSr The road is clear before us,' ; > " 'I hope sq, sir,' Responded the engU neer, - 'How is your arm, John?' |#j! 'Very bad, William,'' groaned tiie Are^ man j 'but that ain't the worst of It. We ain't through with the trouble yet/' 'What do yoq mean?*' I-asked. The soouts sav there are no truons bevond tis m a Idng trestle bridge across a wide sh, I-saw, emerging from the other the black form of the pursuing en-followed by the car, through whose ted.windows a crowd of armed men isible. Here w'e had a momentary age; for, desperate as our enemies tlbe, their engineer dared no.t carry lighty engine over H\e light fvaifle-p| s ^ap.idjy as \yp h'Ui gone. It was iarifjing gain, however, for, once on ad roadbed again, the monster came on at redoubled speed. "'More fire, captain,' muttered the engineer at this moment- 'Oil this grade we must do our best or it will he all over pi less than five minutes,' "I .opened the furnace door aud began to shovel iu the coal. Upon tlie instant there was a flash and report from the cab window of the pursuing engine, and a rifle ball smashed the clock in our cab within an inch of the engineer's head. «' -The flames gave them a fine mark/ observed the engineer-, pahflly- 'That b.all meaut for me, and but for the swaying of the engine, it would have hit, too.')' "I completed my task as speedily as possible, and closed the furnace V\> were, now in da^kupss agftin, and if a b^il reached us it must be by accident. Our enemies made no further aUempt, however, confident, doubtless, of running US dqwn very shortly- And well they might be. We had teu miles yet to run before reaching a point where they would themselves be in danger of capture or destruction from our own division at Kanakia. During the last ten miles they had decreased the distance one-half, and rAnnlng as wo now were, It would be all up with us in live more miles. J" 'Is there nothing we can do?' I asked afixlousiy. I"'Pitch something on the track,'said the fireman from his corner. ;'Maybc you cuifc ciitph their wheels. Try one of those flreVtfrs.' " 'it s a good idea, John,' replietl the engineer. 'Perhaps yqu had better make the experiment, captain,' - , "J seized one of the heavy baraj a piece of. metal as thick as a crowbar and ten f&et long, and olarabering over the coal In tjbe caboose, I leaned down and dropped tjhe bar as nearly as I could across the ack. Heaven forgive m^! But with hat interest I waited for some crash or outcry which should signal the destruction of pur pursuers." In a moment there was I sharp clang along-the rails behind us, Jnd a crackling among the bushes lining |he road. ; " 'She has kicked it off,' said the engi- 1 eer. 'Try my heavy overcoat. I've novvn a piece of cloth like that to get among the wheels and jam them so that 'you couldn't stir them ap inch-.' i "I did as dimmed. The garment feu %ci»s^e tracfev^pd 5e?actly where the forwatd trucks could strike it, Presently there was a heavy jolting sound behind n8, and?a shriU esoape of steam, ^ ««CStoght!' cried the engineer. ''If it has oply wedged ,ln, the piston^ar they may wprk it : died Swrty; and wo began to breatfae ft'eeor. • We had now reached a point within five, miles of Kanakia; In two lpr :thi'ee' ;We:sho^ld b^ithlf1 rarruwofiea.', "I obeyed him in silence,-and soon the tracks for a long distance behind us were shining with the thick, greasy fluid. When the contents of the cans were exhausted the engineer said, as b,£ av-ose from his cramped p,os\t^o,^ •. " 'I t^iftk wp'yc (ised them. John, old nij\q, yqu can ease her up a trifle. We needn't smash the machine with trying to get away. We shall have no more trouble to-night.' "I looked back and saw that our pursuers had just reached the oiled section of the track. Their own momentum carried them forward some distance; then there was a harsh, whirling sound and a furious escape of steam. All was plain to us now. On tlie up grade the drivers, finding no resistance ou the oiled track, simply whirled around, without bearing the engine on a foot. It was. us helpless as a hamstrung elephant. "At this m»meut a shot was fired in the road before us, aud a hoarse voice com manded us to halt. Well aware that we were now among friends, our engine was stopped, and the facts explained to the officer in command of the detachment. "Tl\ere is little more to relate. Our pursuers and their eugine were neatly captured. Stockton's division made a forward movement, and relieved Thomas and his army from a perilous position. As for myself and my brave companions, we were not forgotten, and I am glad to say that the inventive John, whose timely suggestion saved our engine, and perhaps our army, left the service with the rank of captalu In the engineer corps." Having finished his story, and our train at the same time beginning to move_ou, my Interesting companion wrapped himself up in his cloak and was soon asleep. BKOOKLYX, N. Y., July 10, 18s"). A few days since as the eve of our Nation's holiday was at hand, we boarded the "Elm City" for a brief trip to Suf-field and Thompsonville. The liurry and bustle seemed to indicate that Gotham was emptying itself of the vast multitude that tbrronged her streets, and her masses were hieing to country retreats where the pyrotechnics blazed less freely and a reasonable quiet might be obtained. As the boat left the pier at 11 p. m. every part was crowded. After looking awhile at the Bridge with her mile and a quarter of electric lights until we came to Ilell Gate and out on the Sound, we felt that tired nature needed repose, and so we looked for our room, which we hap pily had secured at an early hour. Who ever .slept for the first night on a steamer loaded down with human freight ? We did, slightly. We reached New Haven at 4 a. in., and after waiting near'y three hours took the train and was In Thompsonville before 9. After greeting old friends we visited Spripglleld at noon, returning at 4 the same afternoon. Stopping iu Thompsonville over niaiht, we took the little ferryboat the next morning and was in Suffield at a early hour. We passed up the road from the river until we eaine to the main street to theOenter, noting all along that, though the dry weather had affected almost everything, corn, potatoes, and vegetation generally, looked far better than it did betweenNew Haven and Hartford. I passed the fore part of the day very quietly with some Invalid friends, and iu the .-ifternoon rode out to call on some elderly people whose acquaintance I had formed in other days, whose green old age awoke in me pleasant memories of the past. I called on two of the oldest persons in town. Milton Lester, 03, I found eating currants with as much relish as he would have done four-score years ago. Later in the day I saw him sitting on his piazza eujoying the evening breeze and chatting as cheerily as a boy in his teens. Near-by lived the Widow Taylor, 80 years old, long an invalid, with whom I had a pleasant talk. This lady I had known when a lad. Her memory is bright and her reminiscences of by-gone times were interesting and refreshing. Under the shadow of Zlon's hill was a dear old lady, whose age is greater than that of any other in the town, except Mr. Lester, being but a few mouths his junior. I was always drawn to the old lady for her love for my mother, and on whom 1 never could look without being reinind-efful' tlurone wlioyy yruve uas oeen gjfeen for a quarter of a century. jV^«. Oilbert Warner, almost an octogenarian, is still living, and so Mrs. Preserved Allen, who^p v»ames I chronicled when in Suffield last year. It would seem as though these aged worthies are living mementoes of the healty atmosphere and genial 3ur roundings of the old town. The main street of Suffield is one of the most attractive of all the river towns Its hroad avenue for several miles furnishes a magnificent drive, aud in the afternoons of the present season is largely patronized by both transient and permanent residents. Instead of running off to the mountains or the seashore pent up citv folk would find as much recuperation in the ah" of old Suffield as anywhere else. GALKX. Buy TOUR GOODS -OF-- EC. HAZAED VILLE! BECAUSE HE ALWAYS HAS A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF 0 AND SELLS CHEAP. IF YOU DO NOT TKADE T H E KE, JUST TRY IT, AND YOU NEVER WILL REGRET IT. HE SELLS ESTEY ORGANS . Longevity Note). Mrs. ffauoy Grace, who died recently at Cooperstown, N. Y., was 99 years old. Mrs.Bcda Button, of Montowese,Conn., has just celebrated her 100th birthday. Mary Ann Dipper, a colored woman, died at Springfield, O., recently, at the age of 98 years. " •" " - Mrs. Louisa Elgian, of Seymour, Ind., is 105 years old. Her mother lived to be 115 years of age. ; Phoebe JenWu8^fi'B9auft>?i:;"'county, 8. C,, was supposed to be 120 years old when she died last Friday. :v.u Mrs. Elizabeth Granger, of Plttsfield, Mass., has just celebrated her 100th birthday. She has been a widow 71 years, A pensioner of the war of 1812 is Mrs. Mary Adams, who is 98 years of age, and resides in i'latbush, L. I..., Jihe is able to read without glasses,. , Nine golden weddings have been celebrated itt Castleton.Vt., In the last ten years, and aU hut one of tlie golden brides and grooms are now living. Mrs. Mary Beneman, a sister of the famous Commodore Perry, is still living at Ames, Iowa, at the age of 102. Her health is good and her mind vigorous and bright. Phineas Bradley, senior warden of St. Paul's parish in Woodbury, Conn., is 90. Of his predecessors as wardens James Moody lived to be 94, Gideon B. Botsford 90, and Benj. C. Peck 8». «T::" ? pSoPis XIV.'s throne has lately been sold jai ^lotion for £260. JAMES R2E2ID, CENTRAL STREET, AGENT FOR THE Never-Slip Shoe. Heavy and Light Wagons. Built to Order. Mowing Machines Babited and Repaired. Parts Furnished. GENERAL FORGING AND JOBBING OF ALL KINDS PROMPTLY and THOROUGHLY Done. COMMON SENSE FERTILIZERS! ' A COMPARATIVE TEST made at the Rhode Island State Farm, at Cranston, showed that the COMMON SENSE FERTILIZERS produced nearly 20 Per Cent more potatoes than any other fertilizer. Hundreds of testimonials from leading farmers of New England attest its excellency and cheapness. Send for pamphlet for 1885, mailed free upon application. 42 CONGRESS STREET, Boston, Mass. fillS -AND-DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINES MUCH LESS THAN AGENTS' OR CITY PRICES. Also AGENT for Patten's Dye-House, OF HARTFORD, and the Troy Steam Laundry, OF SPRINGFIELD, And will take your goods to be KYEQ OR LAUNDERED AND RETURN THEM W^houtEs^i^Cli Also, Sole Agent for the New Clipper: A Full Stock olf 'ITjOIJR,' GBAIN, and FEED always on hand. WM. E FRANCIS, SHAKES STATION, CT. _ Post-office address BOX 46, Thompsonville, Conn.' IF YOU WAN .H9jj Your Money's = .if. Y- : "V Worths® svr , • \' T '• - . • '•-J:'".- •>" 'Ki: 4 _ " Vi.*--.. - • ';A :"v BUY OI? J
THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1885. NO. 9.
Physicians and Surgeons.
EF. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN
• AND SURGEON.—Residence and
office No. 45 Pearl Street, Thompsonville,
Conn. Connected by Telephone. No. of
'oral Jjhtsiitess pw*tag»
ALLEN PEASE, Manufacturer of and
dealer in Furniture, Crockery, Bedding,
etc. Stoves, Furnaces, and House
Furnishing Goods. Tin and Sheet Iron
Worker. Main street, Windsor Locks, Ct.
J HOMER DARLING, M. D., HOMCEO
• PATHIC PHYSICIAN.—Pleasant
street, Thompsonville, Conn. Office
hours—From 12 to 3 p. m. and from 6 to 8
ENRY G. VARNO, M. D.—PIIYSI-EON.
Prospect street, HL_ CIAN AND SURGEON. Office
and residence, No. 16
EO. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE
• on Pleasant street, the second
house north of the hotel, Thompsonville,
C JOHNSON, DENTIST. — OFFICE
• in Ely's block, Main street, Thompsonville.
Office open at all hours of the
day and evening.
Mrs. Simpson's Building, Thompsonville,
Dry Goods, Etc.
WILLIAM FINLAY, Dealer in Foreign
and Domestic Dry and Fancy
Goods. Mrs. Simpson's block, Mainst,,
Wood and Coal.
CHARLES E. PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer
in Wood and Coal. Wood a specialty—
Chips for sale. Moving and heavy
teaming done on reasonable terms
Hotels, Halls, and Livery.
rpHOMPSONVILLE HOTEL, BEN J. F.
X Lord, Proprietor. Also, proprietor
of Franklin Hall. Good Livery and Feeding
Stable connected with hotel. Main
street, Thompsonville, Conn.
w INDSORVILLE HOTEL.
]S. J3..CR4W, Prpprjefar.
Qpod fipcomoiodfitiop for Jioarfieps apd
Feed Stable Connected-
Hair Dressing and Shaving*
NEAL SLOAN, Hair Dressing Rooms,
Pease's Block, Main St., Thompsonville,
Conn. Hair cut in the best manner.
Every custonler has a clean towel. Call in.
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