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•rrO-.i'S. ; . • 'V'-'V -'•• i." / .J-r:' • • - H. 7'Vr;- •"V: VOL. IV. THOMPSOJS'.V 1LLE, CONN., SB AY, JANUARY 31, 1884. NO. 37. HEYEE PATS. mnp$ usntfSS Physicians and Surgeons. EF. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN • AND SURGEON.—Residence and office corner of Pleasant and School Streets, Thompsonville, Conn. J HOMER DARLING, M. D., IIOMCEO • PATHIC PHYSICIAN.—Pleasant street, Thompsonville, hours—From,12 to 3 p. m p. m. Conn. Office and from C to 8 HENRY G. VARNO, M. D.—PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office in Burns's block, over the old bank room, Tliojnpsonville, Conn. Dentistry. EO. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE • on Pleasant street, the second house north of the hotel, Thompsonville, Conn. I SHALL LOCATE PERMANENTLY in Thompsonville about Oct. 20, and can be found at my office in Ely's Building after that date. CHESTER JOHNSON. Attorney s-at-Law. JOHN HAMLIN, AJTORNEY-AT-LAW, Mrs. Simpson's Building, Thompsonville, Conn. Spectacles and Eye-Glasses. FREDERICK N. TAYLOR, Long-meadow. — SPECTACLE MAKER .and Optician. ^ggp'Send card and I will •call. "Pebbles" supplied when ordered. «Gold Spectacles and Eye-Glasses a specialty- Dry Goods, Etc. WILLIAM FINLAY, Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Dry and Fancy <j00ds. Mrs. Simpson's block, Main St., Thompsonville, Conn. Wood and Coal. /-UlA^LES E. PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer \j in .^Vood and Coal. Wood a specialty— Chips for Bale. Moving and heavy teamin"- t^one on reasonable terms. Thompsonvi-Ue, Conn. HENRY H. ELLIS, DEALER IN ALL kinds of one, two, and four foot Wood. Orders left< at A. T. Lords will receive prompt attention. Thompsonville, Conn. Hotels, Hall s, and Livery. rnilOMPSONVILLE HOTEL, BENJ. F. JL Lord, Proprietor^ Also, proprietor of Franklin Hall. Goocf Livery and Feeding Stable connected w itli hotel. Mam street, Thompsonville, Conn. T)ARSONS' HOTEL, BltOAU BROOS. - Good Accommodation for Boarders ana Transients. tifaF* Livery and Feed Stable. Hearse and Carriages. 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. C1 W. WATROUS, Dealer in all kinds U of Black Walnut, .Chestnut and Painted Furniture; Dining, Centre and Extension Tables, Hair and Husk Mattresses, Feathers, etc. Also, Coal of all kinds. Everything in the Undertaking line attended to. Windsor Locks, Conn. L CHANDLER, MANUFACTURER OF • . all kinds of Heavy and Light Team Business Wagons, Carts, etc. Horseshoeing and Jobbing, Mill and Machine Forging. Repairing done at short notice. Windsor Locks, Conn. C. F. HOLZAPFEL, BLACKSMITH and General Jobber. Particular attention paid to Horse Shoeing. Repairing of all kinds. ggjip"Good work and low prices guaranteed. Broad Brook, Conn. JpPHRAlM POTTER, MANUFACTU-rer of Wagons, Sleighs, Trucks, Sleds Plows, Harrows, Road Scrapers, etc. Horse-Shoeing, General Jobbing, Carriage Paiuting and Trimming done at short notice. Also, a general assortment of GROCERIES. Entleld, Conn. FJ. SHELDON, DEALER IN GRO- • ceries, Flour, Stationery, Yankee Notions, Choice Tobacco, Cigars and Snuff. Orders received for Coal Grain. Main street, Entleld, Conn. and EBEN. J. BRIDGE, (Successor to Thomas J. Stinson), Hazardville, Conn. Dealer in Tin, Glass, and Wooden Ware &c., &c. Highest price paid for Rags and Paper Stock. gg§p»Your patronage solicited. All bills due T. J. Stinson are payable to me. Jolaii W. Martin, 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. Wiesing's store, Main St. Carpet and Rug Weaving. WM. JEt. MAHTIN" * Begs to announce that he has commencedto Weare Rag and Jair Carpets and Rigs. Rag Carpets wove for 25 cents per yard, warp included...,.Garpe£s.i>n hand .for /l^l^Si?^ or exchange for carpet rags. All orders will receive prompt attention. Wm.B.Martin, School st. .Thompsonville. Hair Dressing and Shaving. NEAL SLOAJN, Hair Dressing Rooms, 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 Furniture, Beds and Bedding. Mayi street, Thompsonville, Conn. ALLEN & LEETE, Manufacturers and Dealers in Stoves, Tin, Glass, and Silver-Plated Ware, Crockery and General House-Furnishing Goods ; also Paints, Oils, aud Varnishes. Agents for Smith American Organs. ALLEN & LEETE, Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. WILLIAM MULLIGAN, Qealer in Stoves, Tinware, and General Heuse-Furnishing Goods. Ornamental Vases always on hand. North Main St., Thompsonville, Conn. Meat and Fish Markets. B1 > EN J AM IN BRIGHT, DEALER IN Beef, Pork, Mutton, Lamb, Poultry, Tripe, Ham, Lard, &c. German Sausage, from the best New York makers, kept constantly on hand. All kinds ot Meats in their season at lowest cash prices. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. Music, Etc. M ISS LORENA PEASE, M-U-S-I-C T-E-A-C-H-E-R-, Thompsonville, Conn. 7-;~ of Vocal Rooms adjoining Dr. Varuo's office iu the old bauk block, Main Street, Thompsonville, Conn. OE. THORP, Teacher • Culture and Harmony. JRA P. ALLEN, V; TEACHER OF MUSIC. \ .Agent for the Estey and George Wood Organs. To any person in want of an instrument I will offer tempting inducements. Price, $60 and upwards. Warranted in every respect. Call aud examine. ''-Enfield, Conn. Residence on King street* Printers aud Publishers. HE PAIiSONS PRINTING COM- _ pany, Book and Job Printers, and Published of THE TUOMPSONVILLK PRESS, Main strettf,ThompsonvUle, Conn,...Office T ••^4 , 'i - ;'v- • "V''"X 'V: -c;" a!7\. - r- ' -•• ••-•- ; , - i 'X; " r-' : - ' v-; connectedly telephone. m groceries and Provisions. RD. SPENCER.—"The North Store.'. s 'Dealer in Choice Groceries and Provisions, Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes. Select stock of Dry and FaUfcv Goods. Farmers' Produce bought aud sold. Corner of Pleasant and Whit-wojrth streets, Thompsonville, Conn. ' . W. CONVERSE, FIRE INSURANCE AGENCY. , RISKS procured at the ^Lowest Rates on the following^companies : NATIONAL, of Hartford, OKIE ATT, of Hartford, CoNfiXENTAL, of Hartford. NORTH BRITISH 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 Windsor Locks, Conn. MILLINERY! MILLINERY!! Clearing Out Sale. HATS, CAPS AND BONNETS, for Ladies and Children. OLD LADIES' BLACK LACE CAPS, &c., &c. MRS. A. J. SMITH. i" •' IpMiseeUaneons. gg| v- • ' ' T AMJSS WATSON. GRAIN/ MEAL •I and Feed for sale at reasonable prices. Custom grinding done at the usual ratefe. A fhll supply always .on Ma*® street, Thompsonville, Commit V~1 HRI8T0PHER WISEMAN, DEALER V/ in Flour, Meal, Grain, Feed, Etc. Custom grinding done at the usual rates Corn shelled, or ground ^on the ear, at the North Mill, on Springfield road^^ A rftill supply always on hand. Orders filled -promptly and delivered free of charge. * . ri—i— 1 ~'j - =:i. : ORRIS SULLIVAN.-DOMESTIC BAKERY, Fresh Bread, Pies and THE THOMPSONVILLE PRESS. Published every Thursday Evening, by THE PARSGNS PRINTING COMPANY, LINDSEY'S BLOCK, MAIN STREET. 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Each subsequent insertion, 50 mnta0\ . - Special rat^ fp large advertisers made known on application. _ Transient advertisements tj? J?e paid in advance.; W--;- Births, Marriages, aha Deaths inserted free. Obituary notices, 10 cents a line. , THE THOMPSONVUXB PRESS will bi for sale at John Hunter's, and by news bojrs, every "Thursday evening. Copies fdlded ready for mailing can also be had at Hunter's or at this office. AT ENFIELD ST., the Press will foir sale* by F. J. Sheldon, at the Post office. s t o r e , _ , AT WINDSORJ^CKS, at j newWoorb, and by newsboys. It never pays to fret and growl When fortune seems our foe; The better bred will push ahead And strike the braver blow. For luck is work, And those who shirk Should not lament their doom; But yield the play, And clear the way, That better men have room. It never pays to foster pride, '. And squander wealth in show; For friends thus won aresure to run In times of want and woe. The noble worth Of all the earth Are gems of heart and brain-*" A conscience Clear, A household dear, And hands without a stain. It never pays to hate a foe Or cater to a friend, To fawn and whine, touch less repine, To borrow or to lend. The faults of men Are fewer when Each rows his own canoe; For friends and debts, And pampered pets, . Unbounded mischief brew. It never pays to wreck the health In drudging after gain, And he is sold who thinks that gold Is cheapiy bought with pain. A humble lot A cosy cot Have tempted even kings, For station high That wealth will buy Naught of contentment brings. It never pays! A blunt refrain, Well worthy of a song; Age and youth must learn this truth— That nothing pays that's wrong. The good and pure Alone are sure To bring prolonged success; While what is right In heaven's sight Is always sure to bless. MISGUf IDED AMBITION. "it looks as though we were going to have a hard shower," said a matronly woman to her husband, Joseph Parish, as they sat on the piazza, in the twilight. "Well, let it rain; thank heaven our wheat is all in, and we never had a better crop—all of thirty bushels to the acre. And now, wife," continued Mr. Parish, "we will have that new phaeton, for I made the last payment for our farm yesterday ; and as we have both worked pretty hard to accomplish it, I think we can now afford to live easier and enjoy "Yes, I think we may," replied Mrs. Parish, "but, I declare, I fear that Jennie will get wet coming from Mr. Mason's. "Oh, have no anxiety about that," said Mr. Parish, "Dan Mason will see to that." "Perhaps so," said his wife, "but," she added, musingly, "I do not exactly like the increasing partiality that Dan and Jennie seem to have for each other." "Why, wife, what is the objection to Dan j there is not a more hon«st, sensible, industrious young fellow in the county." I know that," repji.ed Mrs. P., "but neither is there a more frandsgige or ladylike girl than Jennie. When Mrs. Furbelow, from the city, spent a week here, she said to me a dozen times, as she looked at Jennie, 'What a pity that you do not live in the city, where Jennie would be the belle of society, and would no doubt make a brilliant marriage, for she would grace a palace.' " • 'Well, wife, I don't believe that the mistress of a palace is any more happy than the mistress of a farmhouse." "Possibly; but, Joseph, I don't want Jennie to plod through as many years of drudgery as I have bi\d to." "Yes, 'Liza dear, you have had to work too hard; but though your tired Unity? ached with fatigue you have never had any heartaches to endureand he gently took her hand with a pressure of love that was as grateful to his wife as a kindly rain to the withered flower. Mrs. Parish resumed the conversation: You know that our Eddie does not really like farming, and Professor Morse told Mrs. Brown that he was the most promising youth in his academy, and it was too b$d to keep him following the plow." ''Humph •" $aid Mr. P., "liecould follovv worse things tbafl t^e pjow." But the farmer's .wife had attaeked lli.3 weakest point, for Eddie was his only son, and a sprightly lad upon whom his father had built high hopes. v".: A'. 7 ' Mr. Parish was ambitious for his son, and It was the rosiest dream of his waking hours to see tjhat son distinguished, and all his own old aspirations fulfilled in him. This was not the last time the subject was discussed, and finally it was decided to lease the farm and remove to the city, There had been no engagement between Mason and Jennie, not even a formal loyje-jft.ajkjngr, h,ut they were mutually attracted tn Pf&U qtfrer, *!ras a soft of ta^t thP and KS a matter Of GQMW WQm sometime be married. 'Dan, did you know that we are going to move away," said Jennie, one evening als they were taking a walk together. 'Going to ^nove aw^y!" said Dan, with unfeigned surprise, the color •leaving his fice, "What do you mean?" » "Why,; father has rented the farm, and We ard ail goiag to the city to live. V|p "Then the one hope of my life is enSed," said Dan, his voice husky with suppressed emQt&g' "Why, Dan, jrftij goose, we are not going out of the wprld, and sqipetjffje, v$rithput;doubt, we shall come back on the farm." - * v- ''Jennie,; you are going; ^ out; of' toy w6rldj fieVer t^ retajrn, and should yon ever come, back to this place.Ijvill never, seem to you again as no*." ' Xi > "Why not, Danl'y^ , , "JL&av^ never 4|O!0 yon, Jennie,Aow b&titihil ^u^^f i&r it seems soJiko flattery) which.I despise, but there^are plenty belies' nje 'who see that you are, aad.lpu will, fcave nura^u^ admirers, Cakes every Hot Rolls fevery eve- DING." M«IN'Street,Tfco^ptfopvuie, Conn-, ;N & SOJS4 v speech you cannot fail to contrast with my awkward ways and homespnn talk, and I will appear in a very disadvantageous light." "O, Dan, how can you say so? You know I have always, since we' were children going to school togethex*, liked you better than any one else. I am sure that just to see a little of the world is not going to change my feelings towards you." "Ah, you think so now, Jennie, but after enjoying the glitter and excitement of the city you would never be content with the quiet, humdrum life of a farmer's wife. You will there have suitors at your feet who will plead their cause like knights of l'omance. You will be bewildered, fascinated,enthralled; and oh, may he who wins your heart give you one in return as Honest, loving and devoted as mine. But, Jennie, if you ever have need of a humble friend, like myself, remember I would sacrifice my life to secure your happiness." His toil-hardened hand clasped hers; he tried to speak again, but no sound was uttered; a silent "good-bye" quivered 011 his lips as he wrung the hand he held; then turning, strode hastily away. J<;nuie was astonished at the vehemence of the usually quiet young man. She had never dreamed before of the intensity of feeling that existed under that placid and imperturbable exterior. Jennie's heart was deeply touched, and she sincerely sympathized in his distress, and half l'egretted the change they were about to make. But she was only eighteen, and her imagination was captivated with anticipation of the new and pay life upon which she was to enter, though Mr. Parish and his wife felt, that to themselves, this change of residence would be a sacrifice of both money aud comfort; but it was for the sake of their children, and so, a few days later, the family was settled in a fashionable quarter of the great city. Eddie had obtained a place as a student in a law office. Mr. Parish found city life rather irksome, and would have been far happier on the old farm. It was an anxious, toilsome task, too, for his wilt to adapt herself in manners, dress and conversation to city ways, being quite unaccustomed to tljem. But she strove to acquit herself well in her new sphere for Jennie's sake. As for Jennie, chaperoned by the fashionable Mrs. Furbelow, she 'was introduced to the gayest society, and, as predicted, became the much-admired belle of the set or clique in which Mrs. Furbelow moved. For a time the thought of poor Dan and his sad look as they parted would stesi over tjjifanie, causing a thrill of pain, bu what is popularly called' pleasure, was quite intoxicated with the charming little flatteries that were poured into hori unsophisticated ear. Instead of the! cloister-like ladies' seminary from which she had graduated, had she attended an institution where co-education prevailed, where the young ladies and young gentlemen mingled in the same clasy-room and met at the same table, she jvould now have been far less susceptible to the adulation of the gay young men who fluttered' about her, for the very novelty of it led her to place an undue value upon their unmeaning attentions. There, was qnp man, representing himself as a gentleman of wealth and leisure from the South, who had luxurious rooms in a first-class hotel, and with little effort had gained admission into Jennie's circle of society.. His manners and conversation were those of a refined man of the world, and the ladies all prouounced him charming, his bearing was "so elegant and distingue." He had completely won the good will and confidence of Eddie, frequently taking him to his rooms, where in the most familiar manner he spoke of his business matters, his plantation, his $>igar crop, his railroad stocks, and his Louisiana Stat,e bqnc}s, nil conveying the idea of. immense \vealtlj. It> the most patronizing, way he took him around the city, just to show him a little of the world, and invi'ed him into a notorious but gorgeous gambling house. Edward hesitated. "Oh, 'tis only to see what is going on," said Montville, the name by which Edward's new friend was known, "we are not going in to play; I never gamble." So they entered, and watched' the players. After awhile Edward became interested; in the game. "By George," said he, "I >yish I had an X, I'c} like to try my luck." "Well, just for the fun of it, I'll lend you one," said Montville, handing him a ten dollar greenback. Edward staked.the money afad won. A second time he staked and won. A third time he was going to try, but Montville checked himJ§|§"No, no, my boy, quit now, before your luck turns," and led him quite reluctant out of the house. But the young man had imbibed a moral poison, and the virus was slowly undermining the correct principles instilled into,his .nature, iu his earl v... rural home. • : As for Jennie, she looked upon Mont-yjlie as a prince, and her vanity was ex-gessivejy flattQrpd by, his assjduous attentions, though hev'affections were much less interested than' her pride ancl ambk tlon; apd when he at last proposed marriage, though for specious reasons he enjoined strict secrecy upon her, she was delighted beyond measure, and pictured, in her imagination, ,the illimitable wealth: and splendor with which he would surround hfcr. s . "I don't like that Montville v ho calls hdfre so often," said Mr. Parrish to his, son, just a& the - postman liad left a uote from the gentleman named, inviting Eddie and his sister to tafca a di'jye ^}tlj h}o^ hJ "Why, father, he is a -perfect gentleman," cries. Jennie— "And a deuced good fello^^himejclin, her brother. "A deused-humbug, if nothing wdrse,^ .,— ««those restless, pletcK ' 'i 'rn scrip, and only yesterday, while at his rooms, he received a letter his broker at New Orleans, saying had just sold two hundred hogs> of his sugar." ut Mr. Parish shook his head incredu-iy. J^gntville and Edward again visited the gambling saloon. Montville now, rather reluctantly, took a hand. Edward avoided bejfirig high, and at first won, then his liitac.alternated and he became more reck-les$, and all his own money was lost. Montville supplied him with more, but still he lost, and he became despondent. '?Bear up, my dear fellow, you'll have belter luck next deal. Here, waiter, brjlig us a couple of glasses of brandy," safil Montville. i'No, no, I never drink," said Edward. VJust a glass to steady your nerves, my boy." And Edward gulped it down. Unaccustomed to ardent spirits it excited his brain, and he bet and played wildly, little thinking that his opponents were confederates of Montville, who at last de-clSred his purse exhausted. Edward was frantic. Montville plied him with more liquor and drew'him into a side room. '"Here, my boy, just write your father's name to this, and I can negotiate it and get the cash in five minutes." "But, my God, Montville, Unit would be forgery." *'Pshaw." replied he, "it's only the use of his name for a few hours; that will hurt neither him nor you. See, it's payable at the First National Bank, and will not be due yet for a month. To-morrow ydu can drop into the bank and deposit the money to pay it, and no one will know of tlie»transaction." ' "But," pleaded Edward, "luck may run against me still." i"No danger," replied his tempter; "but if you are afraid, here is a bundle of securities that will sell on 'change' tomorrow for ten times the amount of the qote,"—and the half-intoxicated young man put them in his pocket and signed his father's name to a §2,000 dollar note. Moqtville stepped out for a few minntes and returned, pretending to have pro- Cured the money on the note, and they re-tlnjued to the gambling table. But the drtjgged liquor that had been administered to Ed\yard began to take effect, and soon lie was unconscious. • Montville took him ja hack to a low hotel, placed him in Mi, and left him. alf an hour later another scene was piring at the dwelling of Mr. Parish. a walk over to Dan's new house. You know that next week he and Jennie will move into it." "Please wait," replied his wife, "till I can pick up Ed.'s books and newspapers, for he' leaves them strewed around so." "Wife, don't scold about Ed. for he is doing nobly. He has learned independence, and his work as an agent has not only fitted him for any position in life, but paid off that unfortunate mortgage on our farm." "Jennie," said Dan Mason to his young and pretty wife, "I must go to the city to-morrow, would not you like to go with me?" "No, I never want to go to the city again." ' "What makes you hate the city so, Jennie? "Oh, I became so tired and disgusted with the city life during the year that we were there; it makes me sick to think of it." That one miserable episode in Jennie's career that came so near making a wreck of her life, and was remembered by her with such intense chagrin and remorse, let us hope, never came to the knowledge of her kind aud worthy husband.—Agents' Herald. For The Press, WHEN I WAS YOUNG! NUMBER 4. lie, well enveloped in a cloak, stole said their father ing black eyes of ills never look me Straight in the face, as those of an honest man would/' • ; uThat is all a whim of yours,** f&thelf*; replied Bdwardj .^why ihe^shbwed- Tne i ^ - isi * Vt\V--Jr' 1." V" • $ stairs, carrying a well-fillod satohel, fly .and out arid afound the house on to the where she was handed into a car-whicli drove rapidly to the depot, the morning a note was found on her dressing-table explaining her hurried departure. But Jennie's journey was cut short, for at the first station from the city, two officers, who had been telegraphed, entered the car and„ arrested Montville, adorning' his wrists with iron bracelets, and led him out of the car, followed by -Jennie, who was,frantically screaming as she thought only of train robbers and bandits. Montville turned to her and said, savagely, "Stop your noise, you little fool, and go home." This brutal speech brought Jennie to her senses, disenchanted her, and she .realized at once the horrible gulf she had so narrowly escaped. v A diipateh to . the press the following day ran thus : "A ncftorious felon caught. —On<K of otlie most astute and accomplished of forgers, black-legs and swindlers in the country, John Ivasson, with a dozen aliases, was arrested this morning on the . westward-bound train, and returned to prison, from which he had escaped a year since, and where he is serving a ten years' sentence for forgery. Fie has been figuring l]ere for some months In tile role of a wealthy Southerner, and had wormed his way into society, and we fear that more than one young man has been entangled in his yviles and fleeced. He had become the leader of a notorious -gang here, all the rest, of whom are at large, but the detectives are on their track. When caught he was being accompanied by the beautiful young daughter of one of our most respectable cit izens, whom he had induced to elope with him. Sl^e wqs rescued and restored to her distracted parents, whose names we suppress. In the rascal's trunk wits found a large amount of fraudulent bonds, and many forged business letters, conveying the idea of great wealth." x ; ; When Edward awoke the next day with an aching head aud .bewildered brain, the recollection of his mad behavior slowly dawned upon him, and lie rose and hastened to the .hotel to find Montville. There the mortifying truth with regard to his dear friend Montville was made known to him. Then he went to a broker and found the securities given him entirely worthless; and he had 110 doubt the vil: lain ha.d negotiated his notf,, and disgrace and a prison confronted hmi- In his desperation he would have taken his own iife, if hts^death could conceal his crime and leave his name unblemished. There was but one course for him to take, and that he dreaded to do, for he knew it $ould wring his kind old' father's heart; but there was no alternative; he must tell hj(m. all and throw himself upon his mercy. ;Shocked and distressed as he was at his soft's obliquity, he would shield him at atiy sacrifice, and both himself and wife felt that the- missteps of their children iv^jpld never have ooourred but fur their misguided ambition in regard to thetn. Mr. Parish raised the money by mortgaging his farm • to pay the forged note and avoid Exposure of the crime; Then he fcooKT Immediate measures to return to his homeland never did wounded doves aSek'safety in their own cote with more "joy than did the whole Parish family in the dear old farmhouse. The old-fashioned fireplace will ever awaken many cheerful recollections of my boyhood days. The large family circle clustering around it watching the lire as it curled and leaped around the big back-log and up through the armful of sticks of smaller dimensions piled over it, then rolling up the big chimney lighting up the room with its bright blaze, bringing cheer to each one of us. There sat father in the old arm chair, the leader in conversation as well as the judge of all disputed points, enlivening the long winter even ings with many a quaint story of primitive days, the children gathered around listening intently and eating apples and parched corn,which were always as plenty as the sands in the street and as free as the water in the brook. Mother and the older sisters with their knitting—there was no knitting-machines in those days—nimbly picking up stitch after stitch, and it was 110 small task then to keep the whole family in stockings. Women were never out of work—no idle hands out-doors or in. Industry was a necessity as well an educator in that generation, all of which helped to make hardy frame and muscle, which in turn gave strong brain and en-not - seem - to be much real attraction, other than the warmth that it engenders, about a stove or a furnace, much less cheer and invig-oration; neither is there a better ventilator than the old chimney, in the corner of which you could sit and look up and out at the stars as the blaze and smoke roared up its centre, and when the wind blew harder and the snow flew faster you piled on the wood higher, never thinking of the cost, except the trouble of getting it out of the woods. The house was framed with heavy timber and anchored to the great square chimney built 011a solid stone foundation. No fear from tornadoes. But all these things, so bright and comfortable in many of their aspects,had their drawbacks.. The present open grate, with its bright coal fire, has its advantages, and carries one back " to the good old times." The great ease of keeping a fire night and day with out its going out; the friction match with which we at present can strike a light, are in strong contrast with flint and steel of my boyhood clays. Returning now to the old fireplace. It is nine o'clock. The children are all sleeping soundly in their beds. The tallow-candle burns low in the socket of the candlestick. You have no match to start your fire or light your candle-in the morning. What is to be done ? The fire is burnt out, except the back log. You poke open the coals and ashes and lower the remains of the backlog into the hollow made, with the odd brands aud coals, then covering the whole with ashes like an embryo coal-pit, leaving it to smoulder all night, ready to start again in the morning, and very seldom were you disappointed, as practice made perfect. Percl\ance in the morning you find you -have made a ftillurc. Yon open the bed of ashes and find that your fire is out. What then ? You take your lantern and go to the nearest neighbor for a light. But if your neighbor lived a long distance off, there were . other ways of getting a light. Material was constantly kept on hand for this purpose. Each family had its tinder-box—a tin or earthen dish, in which was placed burnt linen or cotton cloth, which easily caught fire if a spark, came in contact V(i$\ H*. A piece of steel, about foqt iQng or less and half an inch iq diameter, was held directly oyer t^e tinder-bp^ in your left hand and a small Aiat in your right hand. You struok the steel with the flint, a spark of fire fell into the tinder in the box, which immediately took fire. You generally were successful if yoqr flint was good and tinder dry; if not, the old flintlock gun is taken down to, see what can be done with that; the flash-pan is filled with powder and some tow attached to catch the spark, and if you succeed in firing the tow- or the tinder, how do you light the candle ? For this purpose we had fine splints, like our'matches, whittled out with the Yankee jack-knife, one eflfl of-which haying greviausly boeit dipped in brimstone and tallow, would catch flre And form a blaze nearly as quick as our present match if ^we had any flre tp ignite1 them; these were.put i^ contaot^wHh the burning tinder, thu? we secured a light. BUt after a-total failure-1 haye known my father to go in the morning nearly a mile to theneighborswithlanternor foot-stove to get a Hght^^|,the^^ ' breakfast* to school 'and out of the way. From morn till night they would sit and dip the half dozen wicks ranged along on a stick about the size of a pipe-stem into hot melted tallow and then hang them to cool across two broomsticks, resting each end upon chairs, then dipping the next half dozen, so on over and over again as fast as thejr would cool, the tallow ad-liearing to them at each immersion, and it was quite necessary to do it quickly or the hot taliow would melt them. By the constant dipping of these wicks the candles became larger until they were of size sufficient for use, when they were packed away in a box. One could make 23 dozen in a day. No oil was used then, except whale oil, and that cost from-a dollar to a dollar and a half a gallon. Although not the best of lights, the candle answereit its purpose then, and was never known to explode and seldom set anything on fire. The snuff-tray and snuffers were brought into requisition to clip the wick as the candle burnt down, but often the thumb and forefinger would dexterously clip the burning wick and throw it into the fire, remembering that fingers wei'e made before snuffers. But it is a question—which we must not be too liastj- in our decision—while we allow the vast gain of time as well as the great conveniences obtained by the friction match, gas, and kerosene oil, have they not been partially counterbalanced by loss of life and the destruction of millions of property from their use ? We will leave that to the actuaries of fire and accident insurance companies to discuss. NATIVK. Important Post Office Euling. The Postmaster General has issued the following ruling which will interest all having occasion to send paper merchandise through the mails, of any description excepting newspapers, books, periodicals, etc.: "The character of paper as an article, of merchandise, within the meaning of the postal laws, is not necessarily changed by the printing or stamping thereon of words, letters, characters, figures, images, or of any combination thereof. Labels, patterns, photographs, playing cards, visiting cards, address tags, paper sacks, and wrapping paper with printed advertisements thereon, bill heads, letter heads, envelopes and other matter of the same general character, the printing upon which is not designed to instruct, amuse cultivate the mind or taste, or impart general information, are mere articles of merchandise, and should be rated as fourth-class matter." The rate of postage ttpon matter of this class is one cent for each ounce, or fraction thereof. IT LEADS ALL No other blood-purifying inedicino is made, or has ever been prepared, which so completely meets the wants of physicians and the general public as Ayer's Sarsaparilla. It leads the list as a truly scientific preparation for all blood diseases. If there is a lurk- QoDnnil H taint of Scrofula about you. UunUrULH AVER'S SARSAPARILLA will dislodge It and expel It from your system. For constitutional or scrofulous Catarrh, ' P»T*DBLI TVER'S SARSAPARILLA is the Un lnliiln true remedy. It has cured numberless cases. It will stop the nauseous catarrhal discharges, and remove the sickening odor of the breath, which are indications of scrofulous origin. Ill PCDflIIQ "Hutto,Tex.,Sept.28,1882. ULuCnUUO/'At the age of two years one of vnnro my children was terribly afflicted OUnCO with ulcerous running sores 011 its face and neck. At the same time its eyes were swollen, much inflamed, and very sore. Cnnr CvCO Physicians told us that a pow- OUilC UltO erful alterative medicine must bo employed. They united in recommending AYKB'S SARSAPARILLA. A few doses produced a perceptible improvement, which, by an adherence to your directions, was continued to a complete and permanent cure. Nc evidence has since appeared of the existence of any scrofulous tendencies; and no treatment of any disorder was ever attended by more prompt or effectual results. Yours truly, B. F. JOHSSO>\" PREPARED BY Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass. Sold by all Druggists;'?!, six bottles for 35. y l DETECTIVES AND PUIVATE OFFICERS usually wear their badges of authority concealed under their clothing, but Thomas' Eclectric Oil wears its badges in the form of printed labels attached to each and every bottle, so that all may know its mission. It is given full and complete authority to arrest all aches and pains, and does its duty every time. For sale at Lindsey's. Cares Rheumatism, Lumbago, Lame Back, Sprains and Bruises, Asthma, Catarrh, Coughs, Colds, Sore Throat, Diphtheria,. Burns, Frost Bites, Tooth, Ear, and Head-ache, and all pains and aches. The best internal and external remedy In the vrorld. Every bottle guaranteed. Sold by medicine dealers everywhere. Directions in eight languages. Price 50 cents and fx-oo. FOSTER, MILBURN 4 CO., Prop'rs, BUFFALO. N. Y.. U. 3. JL For sale by E. YV. LINDSEY, Druggist. FOSTER, MILBURN & CO., Proprietors, Buffalo, N. Y. Sleighs! Sleighs! We Have Some Fine Albany Cutters which we will sell at prices to suit the times. Our Business Sleighs at $35 Can't Be Beat. REMEMBER THIS IS THE PLACE TO GET SLEIGH-BELLS, AKTD GET THEM CHEAP. Repairing in all its Branches. JOSEPH BENT'S CarriagoIVEaiinfactoi-y Thompsonville, - - - Conn. C. G. Tiffany & Son, •MANWACTUKKKS ANI) DEALERS IN Carriages, Wagons | Sleighs, Hazardville, Conn. GENERAL JOBBING and CARRIAGE PAINTING Done on Short Notice, and on reasonable terms. We have in stock a full line of Paints, Oils, Varnishes, etc., of all «popular grades, and from the o&st makers; als®, a mil assortment of Painters' and Artists* Brushes, Tools and. Colors; also, all varieties of Lubricating and Harness Oils. HARDWARE! A general Assortment of Hardware and Carpenters' and Mechanics' Tools. Agricultural Tools! Plows, Harrows, Cultivators, Horse-Hoes, and a full line of Farmers' Implements; also, Harnesses on hand for sale. FURNITURE! In connection with our other business, w« have just opened a Furniture Department, and have on hand a general line of Household Furniture. If you don't believe it, Call aud See ! All our goods are bought for cash, and we give our patrons the benefit. I« Ii. PIERCE Having changed his place of residence to the house of A. D. 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VOL. IV. THOMPSOJS'.V 1LLE, CONN., SB AY, JANUARY 31, 1884. NO. 37.
Physicians and Surgeons.
EF. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN
• AND SURGEON.—Residence and
office corner of Pleasant and School
Streets, Thompsonville, Conn.
J HOMER DARLING, M. D., IIOMCEO
• PATHIC PHYSICIAN.—Pleasant
hours—From,12 to 3 p. m
and from C to 8
HENRY G. VARNO, M. D.—PHYSICIAN
AND SURGEON. Office in
Burns's block, over the old bank room,
EO. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE
• on Pleasant street, the second
house north of the hotel, Thompsonville,
I SHALL LOCATE PERMANENTLY
in Thompsonville about Oct. 20, and
can be found at my office in Ely's Building
after that date.
Mrs. Simpson's Building, Thompsonville,
Spectacles and Eye-Glasses.
FREDERICK N. TAYLOR, Long-meadow.
— SPECTACLE MAKER
.and Optician. ^ggp'Send card and I will
•call. "Pebbles" supplied when ordered.
«Gold Spectacles and Eye-Glasses a specialty-
Dry Goods, Etc.
WILLIAM FINLAY, Dealer in Foreign
and Domestic Dry and Fancy
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