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E JGC F. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN Business Wagcns . AND SURGEON.—Residence and office corner of Pleasant and School streets, Thompsonville, Conn.- Losinf; a Forglug, Windsor 1 CCO. . Mill and .1.W. ; short notice, 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. • G. VARNQF'M. D.—PHYSI- 1E< old hank room, HENRY . CI AN AND SURGEON. Office m Burns's block, over the Thompsonville, Conn. * mr Dentistry. II 0. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE U* on Pleasant street, the second house north of the hotel. Thompsonville, Conn. I WILL BE IN MY OFFICE IN ELY'S Building, Thompsonville, from the loth to the 20th of each month, for professional practice, until further notice. Appointments can be made with Miss Agnes Stewart, at the Post-offlce. CHESTER JOHNSON. Dry Goods, Etc. WILLIAM FINLAY, Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Dry and Fancy Goods. Mrs. Simpson's block, Mainst., Thompsonville, Gonn. Attorney s-at-Law. JOHN HAMLIN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Mrs. Simpson's Building, Thompsonville, Conn. Lumber and Building Materials. PEASE & SONS CO., Whole-in Lumber and Building Materials. Yards at Thompsonville and Windsor Locks, Conn. Steam Planing Mill at Thompsonville. Connected by telephone with Springfield, Hartford aud New Haven. Wood and Coal. THE T. sale and Retail Dealers HARLES E. PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer ndC for sale. C: in Wood and Coal, Wood a special- Moving 'and heavy reasonable terms. ty—Chips ^ 1 teaming done on ' ^^."Thompsonville, Conn. • -: — g%4;TTENRY jj. ELLIS, DEALER IN ALL ' 1~1 kinds of one, two, and four foot '/•':^WWood. Orders left at A. T. Lord's ,'^|will receive prompt attention. Thompsonville, Conn. -. Cigars, Tobacco, Etc. Main rm. : TOHN C. WIESING, MANUFACTURER . U of and dealer in Foreign andDomes- % tic Cigars, Plug and Fine - Cut, Chewing and Smoking Tobacco, Pipes, &c., & '•-' •'' Lord, Proprietor Also, proprietor f of Franklin Hall. Good Livery and Feeding Stable connected ;wAth Jhotel. - Main street, Thompsonville, Cbhrt. ARSONS' HOTEL, €r- BROAD BROOK.- r, Good Accommodation for Boarders and -."f - ' Transients. V."" •' Livery and Feed Stable. ftgjp* Hearse and Carriages. Hair Dressing and Shaving. ^ . : W i - \ ' "VTEAL SLOAN, Hair Dressing Rooms, -ILM Pease's Block, Main St., Thompsonville, Conn. Hair cut in the best manner. Every customer has a clean towel. Call in. House Furnishing Goods, Etc. NILES PEASE, Dealer in House-Furnishing Goods of every description. Paints, Oils, Varnishes, etc. Agent for Smith American Organs. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. :? : - "\X7~ILLIAM MULLIGAN, Dealer in Stoves, Tinware, and General %-V' • House-Furnishing Goods. Ornamental „ Vases always on hand. North Main st., r Thompsonville, Conn. <K- *1"? " Meat and Fish Markets. 'ml** T>ENJAMIN BRIGHT, DEALER IN iD Beef, Pork, Mutton, Lamb, Poultry, illi& Tripe, Ham, Lard, &c. German Sausage, from the best New York makers, kept constantly on hand. All kinds of Meats In tlieir season at lowest cash prices. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. 1 Music, Etc. ISS LORENA PEASE, >J; . ' M-U-S-I-C T-E-A-C-H-E-R-, . I±c • . ' Thompsonville, Conn. • ®§S£VrRA P. ALLEN, AGENT FOB THE Estey and George Wood Organs and l^^iPlanos. Will offer special inducements fix-, for cash. Enfield, Conn. p.v rpHE Printers and Publishers. JT1HE PARSONS PRINTING COM-I pany, Book and Job Printers, and. ^Publishers of THE THOJJPSONVHAE PRESS, Mfttn street, Thompsonville, Conn. Office-connected by telephone. • v Groceries and Provisions. SPENCER & BABCOCK—THE NORTH STORE—Dealers in Choice Groceries and Provisions, Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes. Select stock of Dry and •. Fancy Goods. Tanners' Produce bought and sold. Corner of Pleasant and Whit-ippyorth streets, Thompsonville, Conn,. . TAMES WATSON. GRAIN, MEAL ipWandFeed forsale at reasonable prices. ^jCnstom grinding ddne at the usual rt^esr. *|A ftoll supply always on .hand. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. ; ^ CHRISTOPHER WISEMAN, DEALER in Flonr, Meal, Grain, Feed, Etc. ^PlOustbm grinding done-at the usnal rates. • M|D6rii shelled, or ground on the ear, at C -«he North Mill, on Springfield road. A ®lftill supply always on hand. Orders filled ' •promptly and delivered ftee of charge. PEASE BROTHERS, MANUPACTUH-ers of and dealers in Furniture, Stoves, Tin and Slieet-iron Wares, Crockery, Glassware, Lead and Cement Pipe, and House furnishing Goods generally. Slate and Tin Roofing and General Jobbing. Windsor Locks, Conn. J H. HAYDEN & SON, F-I-R-E I-N-S-U-R-A-N-C-E-, Windsor Locks, Conn. CHARLES D. FOX, Manufacturer of Business and Heavy Wagons. Horse-shoeing a Specialty. Sgp-Farticular Attention Paid to Repairing. SUFFIELD, CONN. W. CONVERSE, FIRE INSURANCE AGENCY. RISKS procured at the Lowest Rates on the following companies : NATIONAL, of Hartford, ORIENT, of Hartford, CONTINENTAL, of Hartford. NORTH BRITISII and MERCANTILE, of London and Liverpool. CONTINENTAL, of New York, FIRE ASSOCIATION, of Philadelphia. Draft and passage Tickets sold at satisfactory rates, At the Post Office, at Conn. Windsor Locks, 3. SHELDON, DEALER IN GRO- • certes, Flour, Stationery, Yankee IlKotions,. :<3hoice* Tobacco,. Cigars and r> Snuff. Ofders received tor Coal and' l&rain. Main street, Enfieldj Conu. . f OTTER & PARSONS, -MANtTFAC _ ; tnrers of 'Wagonfe,'Sleighs, Trucks,| Jhoici! Toflet anflPepfciiiery Arliclss, „ AT TECE " Corxxex* Urns Stcro." WILLIAM BEGG, Proprietor, Corner of Main and Pi'ospect streets, , Thompsonville, Conn. EBEN* J. BRIDGE, (Successor to Thomas J. Stinson), vi:;i , : i, Hazardville, Conn.^ Dealer in Tin, Glass, and Wooden Ware, &c., &c. Highest price paid for Rags and Paper Stock. ' • ' Your < patronage - -solicited. * Kii?'Ah? once. v^^afeyeaif tihe^rros poor,"an ALSO ; ' . Macrame Twine' for Tidies. Just Beceived The Largest Stock of Horse -Blankets and Robes Ever Opened in Thompsonville. Gents' Mber Coals anil Horse Coters. FINE LIGHT AND HEAVY HARNESSES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION on hand and made to order. Also a fine assortment of TRUNKS & TRAVELING BAGS, Halters, Whips, Etc. $gjF°»If-you want a Good Harness den't fail to examine my stock before purchasing. Bnilders' Hardware, Axes, Saws, and Farming Tools. THE CELEBRATED VACUUM AND PRUSSIAN ARMY ; HARNESS OILS, AXLE OILS, SOAPS, etc., constantly ' on hand. —A. T. X.OR.33 MAIN STREET, THOMPSONVILLE, CONN. THE THOMPSONVILLE PRESS. Published every Thursday Evening, by THE PARSONS PRINTING COMPANY, IXNDSEY'S BLOCK, MAIN STREET..* THE THOMPSONVILLE PRESS Is an eight column folio weekly, filled with interesting reading—New England, local and general news, and well-selected miscellany. - A- ^ •> , \ j • TERMS : $1.60 a year "in advance; -six months, 75 cents; three months, 40 cents. Postage prepaid by the publishers. Papers are forwarded until an explicit order is received by the publishers tor their discontinuance and until payment of all arrearages is made, as required by law. No notice will be taken of anonymous communications. 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AT ENFIELD ST., the PrfiSs will be for sale by P." J. Sheldon, at the Post office. news room, and by- news boys. AU communications should'be ad- •o :tir-ILirt with Sowers, - - If\;£!ic~xyoiidrciia d^^ni-likc c&ici' : Gl' i-ronica! mc'i'ning licnr:;. mirror lies tlie bay, • An'U soMy-.on ifcs. breast, /;C •fo ill3 g'lc\7"'of• cor.-iiig clay. • Thb'ves»e2s srraj at rest. Through the tremulous air I hear The chiming of Christmas bells, As the sun rises burning and clear Over tho ocean swells. And birds with singing sweet Proclaim the glorious morn When angels rushed to greet The Christ-child newly born. But with a strong desire I sigh For a frozen land afar, Under a cold gray sky, Where glistens the northern star; Where a winter of rest and sleep Embraces mountain and plain, v And meadows their secret keep \ - To tell it in spring again. Dearer the pine-clad hills And valleys wrapped in snow, Dearer the ice-bound rills, And roaring winds that blow, Than this tropical calm and perfume Of jasmine and lily and rose, These flowers that always bloom, This nature without repcse> Alas for the delight Of our distant fireside, Where loving hearts unite. To keep this Christmas-tide! Where the hemlock and the pine Sweet memories recall, As their fragrant bows entwine Around the panelled wall. 0 Christ-child pure and fair, Draw near and dwell with me; Thy love is everywhere, On land and on the sea. 1 grasp Thy saving hand, And while to Thee I pray, Alone, in a foreign laud, I bless this Christmas Day. r~—-~ THE SILVER LINING-. "Every cloud has its silver lining." But it seeined to Helen Livingstone that there could be none to her sorrow-cloud, it was so dark and heavy. And yet her home was a most luxurious mansion, she had everything money could buy, she was yet young and very beautiful. But there is one sorrow rfclies cannot avert—death. Two years ago her husband," proud, noble-hearted Edward her energy was gone. .All hf^hopes and interests in life left her, an<l ;all;day long she lay upon the sofa or sat in a deep loiihging-chair in her darkened chamber, scarcely eating food enough to sustain life, refusing to see any friends except her own family,' and resisting all entreaties to go out for a breath of air. And here her sister, Mrs. Maxwell, found her, as she came one bright morning, bringing a breath of Heaven's fresh loveliness into the close, perfumed and heated chamber. Come, Helen, do come out for a little ride"' she entreated. "I've brought my own carriage and ponies, and I'll drive you myself. It is such a lovely morning! Please,'Helen." < But Helen only turned wearily on her sofa. "No, no, Sue! How can you ask me?" "It will do you good, nelen," pleaded Sue. "I don't want to be done good. I only want to be let alone. I never want to leave this room until I'm carried out as poor little Eddie was," moanect Helen. And that won't be long, I'm thinking, if you arc allowed to go on in this fashion," muttered Sue, under her breath, while she said aloud, using a last argument, "Please come, Helen. We'll drive out to Laurel Hill and take some flowers to Edward and Eddie." But still the mourner only sighed, -"No, Sue, no! I send flowers out every day. But I can't go myself; don't tease me, Sue." Poor Sue stood still, her bright eyes full of tears, looking at her sister for a little while. Then she turned abruptly, and left the room without another word. And she drove her pretty ponies straight to the house of. a dear old Quaker friend —in two senses—into whose presence she carried her petition. „ ; s "Aunt Rachel, do please go and see Helen?" she begged. "I can't do any-, thing with her—none of us can, and if you can't I don't know what will become of her!" "Thee knows T will do what'T can," softly returned Rachcl Dalrymple. "Sit thee down here and ^tell me Helen." • v ' And having heard, aunt Rachel donned her dove-colored plumage, and went in Sue's carriage tp the mourner's Iiome. "The servants will hot want to admit you, but don't be denied,'4 said Sue, as aunt Rachel got oul^^V ^ f' The old lady nod<ied, and when tnefaoor was opened, she walked in at once.s "I have .cometg. ^ee|Ielen Livingstone," she said. IpI'Mrs. Livingstone does not see visitors," exclaimed the waiter. ' : "She will see me. ' I will not trouble thee to go with me," she said, as she continued straight up to Helen's darkened chamber.. • . • - Entering iyith a soft tap, life, crSsled the; room" and . took Helen's, thin, white hand. - '• > "I have come to see-thee,'E$ieh,".$he said, softly. ,,B4t*I caiulot say i- do.'S^e-thce— thy chamber Is too dark, dear." She walked at once to"the window, and drew aside the heavy' cnrtain^lettln^; i% a flotod of golden sunlight. &|§ ™ 'Oh, the light I';,,moaned H^en, ttlMh ing away her head '• ; V *f all about mm 'j/iie gezifcls'w>rdc-. low in H^leii. Livingstone's room, and IT.blen'p hotivt, and she She nest-morning two little staffed siock- Jigs hung over, the table, loaded with Christmas toys, v While Helen, herself, was so bright and Sfiti^ious^ ^appy, that, when sister Sue and aunt r<^o^&om Helen Rachel came in to see the little stranger, .d no^onger nurse of whose arrival Helen had sent them (cord, they .stood astonished at the transformation. "Thee sees, Helen," said aunt Rachel, hat I was not wrong when I told thee thee tried to do right thee would be re to be happy." rent or •siicix rears as; ^esha^Sot she 'oefcra^ince l:er bereavea^dl/. ^ 11 wo' i;r tlu-30.-hours and continued her 'te~"HI™,^fe4:;®'f,~4^ and when she left she u promise that she w;( her sorrow in selfistf^loneliness, ibniS go about in the world,' find' endeavor to do the duties still left to her. . . '^ ,2 "If thee tries to Ido right/ thee'li fltfd^ there is ( some happ&ess :left yet,'' saldafj gentle aunt RacheL ^A.nd' thought Heletf did not quite believe "she could' ever be^S happy, she knew tier jvealth afforded her, large means-,of. doing goodj and fbr thsfc she would jfcry to. live'". A few moiiths later.the winter snow had; covered Eddie ai?d«his father with a rob of spotiess white, and- i.t ,W«%^ ne^ the-happy Christmas tide. More than one humble^Bp^e;ija;t^f great city had been brightened hy ^lenjs generous Christmas gifts, and she .ibeg^tt to take some). pleasure in theie:pleas"ant duties. Some one has beautifully said: "Happ^ ness is a perfume which we cannot sprinkle over others without spilling a fert drops on ourselves." And Helen in - see| ing how she made others happy, was far happier herself than she had ever hoped to b^^gain. \ - j The day before Christmas ,she;had word; of an aged and bedridden relative across-the river on the Jersey side, and she. at once wont over to see her. • , , As she stepped upon the ferry-boat to return, she found it very crowded, and with difficulty found a seat next a plain, neat-looking country woman who had with her a little fellow of five Or six years, and Helen's heart .thrilled as she looked at the little face with its bright blue eyes and golden hair, for it bore quite a resemblance to the deaf face of her lost Eddie. She could not help speakiiig to the child, and trying to win him to her, and presently she had him upon her knee. . "What is your little boy's name?" she •r-*- said, addressing the woman. ;v "Eddie Hamilton," said the stranger^ with a sigh, and Helen's heart thrilled again at the familiar name. ^ ! "But he's not my. child, he'aan orphan,", continued the woman. ' commented Helen! UROPBAN SKETCHES. NUMBER HEN. -1 •'had house right next to us, and tried to m^ her living with her needle. Bat she mad her death, ma'am, that's what, she made-rrj and we couldn't bear to see thelittle chap suffer, and him not a friend in the world/ as we knowed of, so we took him, me and my John, and we've kept him ever since. "Do you still intend to keep him?" asked Helen. ; v.-. .-- ft "We can't, ma'am. We're poor, hardworking folks and we've got five children of our own. John had a fall last week—•. he wont be able to work a lick this winter. It don't stand to reasen as we could, keep an extra one, and be just to the rest,; does It, ma'am?" -7 "No, Indeed," returned Helen, politely. "That's what's taking me to the city today," returned the woman. "We hated to do it, me and John did, awful bad, but we didn't see any other way to do, so I'm a-taking him to the Orphan Asylum. Do jrou think they'll be good to him, ma'am!" • A thought which had struggled in Helen's heart for the last few minutes found expression now. "I don't know," she said, eagerly. "But I do know some one who would! You say you are poor—I am rich, and I am widowed and childless. I have lately lost my husband and my little Eddie, and I am alone and lonely. Give me your, little Eddie, and I will love him, and be good to him, and bring him up as my oWn child!" "Are you in earnest, ma'am?*^ ,asked the country woman. ^ "Indeed I am! he looks like my*lost Eddie—that is what made me first notices him—and it seems to me as if Heaven had. sent him. He is my Christmas present J; Oh, do let me have him!" ,. ') "I can't say no, ma'am., I.am sure he will have a happy home with you," replied the woman earnestly. "Go. with me and see !''T cried Heleh- "Your John Would approve, ! am^te^ Please tell me your name." . , b ri E i . . "Reynolds is my name.'^.i Mine is Livingstone. NOw, Mrs. Reynolds, you shall go home with me. It is not near the distance it' is out to.the Orphan Asylum, and you shall" see ; how J Will do for little Eddie. Oh, I am So happy to have him!" And as Helen hugged the child to her silken bosom. sh%dld, indeed, feel.that he was, In some measure, her lost Eddie, restored. So when Mrs. Livingstone's t elegant carriage met her on.the city , side' of!'the ferry, she took Mrs, Reynolds and.little Eddie to her hahdsomie home. And; over :a dainty dinner Which Helen ordered, they .made all arrangements and plans for little Eddle?s transfer .to his new mamma|>% r; ifor Helen proposed to adopt ^par'edfi-cate' him. as her own son, with-.herowc name, taking pride in the thong&t, that, after all, ah Edwiard Living^toa^tmight bear ., the .name, .anU ;wear the hoiapra of tlio family. ^ t When Mrs. Ileyndlds' returned home, Helen sent her-to the ferry in her carriage again, to save her'the long walk. |||p,V3 ^.'•Corne aind- flee. Eddie when^yer yotf Me," she said; as they parted, for Heleil: had .no false pride abont her—she was toO' slipping tiny rollOnto ~ iS Cheapside Paternoster row, Cannon e, and Fleet street. , limely grand in general a grirp, covering street, otntlinfc. " I pray you let'us satisfy our eyes - With the memorials, with the thiDgs of lame, .That do renown thia city." LONDON, August 5, 1882. Y DEAR M : 0&n anything be said or written about ito-day that can lay the slightest llaUn to' originality ? Nothing. Arc e any vocabularies long since forgot-or unheard of mediums of expression I Can invoke to aid me ? Possibly, ll say. If there are any such possibili-may they unwittingly aid me now, en there is danger of my being over-elm ed by the subject of this letter, remembe^our advice, "When you've ;hing to say, say it," but when I have much to say, what rule will apply, es-ially as neither space nor time are orable to me ? By the way, what are fc.ee and time ? . have wasted nearly half an hour (not jiidnight oil nor gas, but tallow can- J in wondering what I should tell you rst, for we have done five days hard Ic at sight-seeing, and our friends here lounce lis indefatigable. night begin with London hotels, but erica is the Paradise of Hotels, and ;|parisons" are odious. I will say, how- ;r, that hotels advertised as being kept the American plan are base deceptions, len the individual is born whose destiny i|j pill be to conduct a hotel in this city in ajfordance with our ideas of comfort and renlence, when that happy destiny is [led, Ae. will roll in gold and Americans, c a a s e t h e i r g r u m b l i n g s . £ . ; - ; - ' i Months would .be a very short time Wfcich to do London. So you may ifejnst what this two^geks means. 1 »t:build .any air-ca»i||g in regar ilftii' aducf lfotel, d5o^ town, so that ijhave to ride long ^stances, but we are isettlra now, so will not change,* be-fes, "I enjoy driving about in the ftsonr cabs. . They are so' convenient, only a shilling a mile, and you can see %everythlng,that Is going on. They go so rapidly, that at first I expected to be killed every time we turned a corner, but now I ckn't be persuaded to any other mode of conveyance. Detractors of London charms always place great emphasis , on the wretched weather, and we expected to find everything enveloped In a fog, but if you will believe it there has not been a drop of rain since we came. The friends tell us we are very fortunate, in that first impressions are always lasting. There is none of our beautiful blue sky, because the smoke from such a world of chimneys gives a gray tint to everything, while the buildings all look as if they were in mourning, so blackened with the soot. The city Is something like , down town New York, only there is so much more of it. Just think of beihg able to ride thirty miles in any direction and still be in London. A city with more inhabitants than the whole of Denmark or Switzerland, and nearly as many as in Scotland. Though go much of London' was destroyed in the great fire, still the old landmarks are just the same now.as they were centuries ago. The Tower is the great fortress; London Bridge, the one Of all to bo seen and crossed;,and Westminster and St. Paul's are still the great phurches. The ceaseless variety In every direction keeps one hnder'constant excitement, there is so much to be seen, so much to be heard, and much to be thought of. Our first day bf sight-seeing was something wonderful, fljpe started out first to visit the Tower, passing and stopping at, on our way, the iBank of England arid Guild Hall. The jtermer is an exceedingly busy place, and jit is really surprising how the machinery of handling so much money can be kept ^n order with'so little friction. There is [any amount of red tape in connection [with this establishment, and in former 'days it: Used to be known as the old lady of Thread-and-Needle street. Gptlld Hall^ or the City Hall, of London, Is •hotrsiQ "interesting; In comparison with Other;ofejectSvimpressed me jmost were the t'wo immense, ugly statues of Gog and Magog that I heard you speak of. Whether they were emblematical of town fathers or not, .I did hot inquire. I believe Mother Shipton prophesied that if ever they should fall, the city would fall, too, so that may account for their carefiil preservation.; IText in order cam_e the Tower, that immense prison and palace, covering thirteen acres of land and, cOn-t& fong thirteen- towers. We fairly shivered -aa-;-we thought ,:0f the gloomy and fearful events that had taken place within lts i3ungeons, its torture rooms, and its aecret passages, tirave men and fair women, the proudest of the proud, l^ve Jfttiscid throngii its entrance to exchange 4ri»am^ <>* honoir and glory for the fatal Jv.T^^fonndayon'^ktes back" w thfe time ?o^Cffi8ar, thongh the present structure irw 'by William the Conquer-i^ lvMake^peare >< l^us made the Tower aardo of lufcry vin. time, ictoh-sting features' t£0 Ci'igii: ci V7n:tlrRr Beefeaters," 0n v.,-, , ' Tl.e3' a"vc lTdGsdy Y.t u Wa2 remember. „ J ... soiaiL.r^.j.aaa receive the position C.-J H reM'LVi for bravei7 One old gentleman- >\osc broas^ ^ ciccorated witli orders crosses engaged us in conversation,\11(j gav„ u;, a most interesting descriptio. 0f parts of the Tower. We wevt^j^jA on a bench just beside the large slk marks the spot where the most illiurj0^ of the Tower victims suffered. jere beautiful Anna Boleyn walked to i,r death, as did Lady Jane Gray, Katharine. Howard, the Earl of Essex, Guilford Dudley, and scores of other innocent victims. The armories, ancient and modern, are great show places, but we went through them hurriedly, only stopping now and then to gaze curiously at some instrument of torture. We glanced at the Traitor's gate in passing, and wondered how Queen Elizabeth looked as she came up those steps. We came atlastto theBeauchamp tower, which contains the prisons of the unfortunate captives, and whose walls are covered with inscriptions and sculptures wrought during the weary hours of confinement. • I copied some that I have not time to speak of now. We saw the tower where Sir Walter Raleigh , was confined, and where he wrote his History of the World; the block and axe. used during Elizabeth's reign, and bearing the marks of its'service; the room where the two princes were said to have been smothered, and the spot beneath the staircase where their remains were found, and taken to Westminster Abbey for interment. The Regalia of England has its special tower, and through a glass case we gazed upon about fifteen millions' worth of gold and precious stones, to ^s an absurd display of empty pomp and pride. There are crowns, swords, sceptres, spurs, "belts, spoons, salt-cellars, baptismal font, and all the paraphernalia used at coronations, which the common order seem to venerate as they do their sovereign. One visit to the Tower is very little,and I have not told you half, but for fear you will begin to yawn I will hasten on with the day's record. St. Paul's naturally follows up the Tower, and its great dome rising three hundred and sixty feet can be seen from any part of the city. It is in the ve*ry heart of old London, and every street leading from St. Paul's churchyard, as it is called, you have met before in novels apd histories—Ludgate Hill, T. Pease & Sons Co. There eannot b£ anything else inits W&£ so good In the wo^, as just this effect of St. Paul's in the very, heart and densest tumult of London. It is much better than staring white; the edifice would not be nearly so grand without this drapery of black." Yet this is not the old St. Paul's. That building was destroyed in the great London fire, while the corner-stone of the present structure was laid by Christopher Wren, in 1675. I will not trouble you with statistics as to the huge proportions of the church, an hour's walk inside will readily convince one of them. The interior is bare and cold. There are no beautiful windows or decorations as yet, though work is just beginning in that direction. There are about seventy magnificent monuments to various hero's, some of them good and some execrable in design. Wellington and Nelson are buried here. The remains of the Duke of Wellington lie in a beautiful sarcophagus, while his funeral-car is still, kept on exhibition. Next we climbed the staircase leading to the great clock and bell. The latter is never tolled excepting for a death in the royal family. Then we toiled on until we came to the Whispering gallery, just at the base of the dome. It is about one hundred and forty yards in circumference, and the slightest \yhisper can be heard on the opposite sides, by placing the ear close to the wall. There are some fine paintings in the dome, and it was while engaged in the work of painting it that the following incident happened to the artist: He was on a scaffolding, and, stepping back to view his work, he came so near the edge that another step would have been fatal, when a friend seeing his peril, with great presence of mind seized a brush and daubed some fresh paint upon the picture; the artist rushed forward to prevent him, and thus saved his life. We might have ascended much higher with the usual American zeal, but our feet refused to carry us. 1 / After resting for an hour we started for the Crystal Palace, where we were to dine and spend the'evening. A few minutes ride and we were there. Is It not a beautiful place, especially on a fine day ? The immense glass structure is a permanent centennial exhibit, and there is everything to be seen. Beautiful grounds, fine music, crowds of people, and every contrivance for pleasure. ||||it half-past nine there was a grand display of fireworks. One-piece representing the bombardment of Alexandria Was su ly brilliant. I. forgot to say that I saw the panorama of the Siege of Paris, which is said to be better than the one in Paris. It certainly was so realistic that It was impossible to believe it painted on a single piece of can-vas..-: -.v.-;: ^ /• It was past midnight when we returned to, the city, having spent sixteen hours of one day in sight-seeing. I have chronicled only the first day, but will hot weary you longer.:'; The candle is just expiring. My next Will be a continuation of London and suburbs. i ; / :; ' -A passenger on the Consolidated road, a few days ago, riding between Hartford and Boston,.gave the conductor a ticket 20 years old in payment for his fare. It Was Issued by tlie. Old Ne^ Saten, Hartford & Springfield road in 1862. Having ... « - •• lufoored01} CEMENT, Wholesale and Retail, Having just received an unusually FINE LOT -OF-OUT CANADA .•••J:" TOCK BOARDS! furnish First-Class TOBACCO of which we now have a supply on hand, shall keep in stock during the pack-a full assortment and ing season of the various sizes which we will sell from our mill in quantities to suit at The Lowest Market Prices, -OR-Deliver by the Car-load to any Railroad Sta- i tion, from Northern manufacturers. -0:0- WE GUARANTEE TO SELL AT THE LOWEST MARKET PRICES
E JGC F. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN Business Wagcns
. AND SURGEON.—Residence and
office corner of Pleasant and School
streets, Thompsonville, Conn.-
. Mill and
.1.W. ; short notice,
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. •
G. VARNQF'M. D.—PHYSI-
old hank room, HENRY . CI AN AND SURGEON. Office m
Burns's block, over the
II 0. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE
U* on Pleasant street, the second
house north of the hotel. Thompsonville,
I WILL BE IN MY OFFICE IN ELY'S
Building, Thompsonville, from the
loth to the 20th of each month, for professional
practice, until further notice. Appointments
can be made with Miss Agnes
Stewart, at the Post-offlce.
Dry Goods, Etc.
WILLIAM FINLAY, Dealer in Foreign
and Domestic Dry and Fancy
Goods. Mrs. Simpson's block, Mainst.,
Mrs. Simpson's Building, Thompsonville,
Lumber and Building Materials.
PEASE & SONS CO., Whole-in
and Building Materials. Yards at Thompsonville
and Windsor Locks, Conn. Steam
Planing Mill at Thompsonville. Connected
by telephone with Springfield, Hartford
aud New Haven.
Wood and Coal.
THE T. sale and Retail Dealers
HARLES E. PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer
C: in Wood and Coal, Wood a special-
Moving 'and heavy
^ 1 teaming done on
' ^^."Thompsonville, Conn.
• -: —
g%4;TTENRY jj. ELLIS, DEALER IN ALL
' 1~1 kinds of one, two, and four foot
'/•':^WWood. Orders left at A. T. Lord's
,'^|will receive prompt attention. Thompsonville,
Cigars, Tobacco, Etc.
: TOHN C. WIESING, MANUFACTURER
. U of and dealer in Foreign andDomes-
% tic Cigars, Plug and Fine - Cut, Chewing
and Smoking Tobacco, Pipes, &c.,
& '•-' •''
Lord, Proprietor Also, proprietor
f of Franklin Hall. Good Livery and Feeding
Stable connected ;wAth Jhotel. - Main
street, Thompsonville, Cbhrt.
€r- BROAD BROOK.- r, Good Accommodation for Boarders and
-."f - ' Transients.
Livery and Feed Stable.
ftgjp* Hearse and Carriages.
Hair Dressing and Shaving.
^ . :
W i - \ '
"VTEAL SLOAN, Hair Dressing Rooms,
-ILM Pease's Block, Main St., Thompsonville,
Conn. Hair cut in the best manner.
Every customer has a clean towel. Call in.
House Furnishing Goods, Etc.
NILES PEASE, Dealer in House-Furnishing
Goods of every description.
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, etc. Agent for
Smith American Organs. Main street,
:? : - "\X7~ILLIAM MULLIGAN, Dealer in
Stoves, Tinware, and General
%-V' • House-Furnishing Goods. Ornamental
„ Vases always on hand. North Main st.,
r Thompsonville, Conn.
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