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A - f * i j'Ji'-'H:' V"• «.-j VJ j- • 5-^,f' H . •&feg.AStf,cV:: " ' " '"• '•'' ""*- • i " '" 1 1 • • ' • • 1 — 1 1 1 --— ' • • • • - • — ! • • • • • • • • .— i . i •— i . i . • • • -Jj>J^.C>•*'•.'' -j > . VOL. V. ,• _>i*, . $qallf Physicians and Surgeons. EF. PARSONS, M. DM PHYSICIAN • AND SURGEON.—Residence and office No. 28 Prospect Street, ,Thomp-sonville, Conn. THOMPSONVILLE, CONN., TH] rRSDAYpJANUARY 15, 1885. / ; * . .. . ' T* |". I . . . ' . • -* mm 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. BOTH SIDES/, J HOMER 0ARLING, M. D., HOMCEO- • PATHIC PHYSICIAN.—Pleasant street, Thompsonville, Conn. Office hours—From 12 to 8 p. m. and from 6 to 8 p. m. "ENRY G. VARNO, M. D.—PHYSI CIAN AND SURGEON. Office and residence, Not 10 Prospect street, Thompsonville, Conn. H1 Ji* . &:... Dentistry. EO. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE • on Pleasant street, the seco house north of the hotel, Thompsonville, Conn. C JOHNSON, DENTIST. —OFFICE • in Ely's block, Maiu street, Thompsonville. Office open at all hours of the day and evening. Attornej»-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, Main St., 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. _L Lord, Proprietor. Also, proprietor of Franklin Hall. Good Livery and Feeding Stable connected with hotel. Main street, ThompsonviHe, Conn. w INDSORV1LLE HOTEL. E. B. CRAW, Proprietor. Good accommodation for Boarders and 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 customer has a clean towel. Call in. House Furnishing Goods, Etc. ALLEN & LEETE, Manufacturers and Dealers in Stoves, Tin, Glass, and V&£ Silver-Plated Ware, Crockery and General House-Furnishing Goods ; also Paints, and Varnishes. Agents, fpr Smith • Jcmeiiean Orgaus. ALLEN & LEETE, -• Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. WILLIAM MULLIGAN, Dealer in Stoves, Tinware, and General Heuse-Furnishing Goods. Ornamental Vases always on hand. North Main St., Thompsonville, Conn. Meat and fish Markets. sS-i.' BENJAMIN 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 of Meats in their season at lowest cash prices. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. Music, Etc. p , - 1 W' - G. E. THORP, Teacher of Vocal • Culture and Harmony. Music Rooms over A. R. Wrisley's jewelry store in Mansley's block, Main Street, Thompsonville, Conn. JliA P. ALLEN, TEACHER'OF MUSIC. Agent for the George Wood and Estey Parlor Orgaus. Orders taken for Sheet Music, Books, etc. Tuning and Repairing Pianos and Cabinet Organs attended to. Entleld, Conn. Printers and Publishers. b£Of' 'm-: SfKK :*V • - THE PARSONS PRINTING COM-pany, Book and Job Printers, and Publishers of THE THOMPSONVILLE PRESS, 79 Main street, 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. Fanners' Produce bought and sold. Corner of Pleasant and Whit-v worth streets, Thompsonville, Conn. Sf' -v. • ' ' * Miscellaneous. ORRIS SULLIVAN.—DOMESTIC BAKERY. Fresh Bread, Pies and Cakes every day. Hot Rolls every evening. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. -ismi'm I AMES WATSON. GRAIN, MEAL and Feed for sale at reasonable prices. Custom grinding done at the usual rates. i&jSlfsA Ml supply always on hand. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. $f<y. t I-XXTTSOL. B. MARTIN &SS| Begs to announce that he has commenced to Weare Raj and Stair Carpet: and Enis. .. . Rag Carpets wove for 26 cents per yard, :warp included. Carpets on hand for sale exchange for carpet rags. All orders ;! '* will receive prompt attention. -v ' Wm.B.Marttn, School st.,Thompsonville. Oil-Dressed Chamois tot Carriages, Chamois for Undervesta; Slate, Carriage, and Bath Sponges; Trasses and Pure Drags at Bottom Prices. ^ Comer Drug Store, WHiMAMBBQQ, Proprietor, / Cor. Main 4 Prospect, Thompsonville; SMITH. s- -W-35": - CW. WATROUS, Dealer in all kinds • 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. •gPHRAIM 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. F. J. SHELDON, DEALER IN GRO ceries, Flour, Stationery, Yankee Notions, Choice Tobacco,. Cigs.rs and Sniifl". Orders received for Ccal and Grain. Main street, Enfield, Conn. rp W. PEASE, 'CARPENTER AND BUILDER. Door and Window Screens made to order. Repairing, Glazing and General Job Wprk promptly attended to. Hazard-ville, Conn. JOIIXL 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. GREAT BARGAINS In WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, Ijgg I SPECTACLES, • • &c., &c. •, Repairing Skilfully Done. Gr U3L. MEACHA.M, Lindsey's Block, Thompsonville, Conn. NOW YOU HATE IT! If you are going to paint your house, use '. WADSWORTH; "MARTINEZ, & LONGMAN'S PURE PREPARED PAINT, : Best in the world, for sale at TIFFANY & SONS. If you want bottom prices in colors, dry, or ground in oil or "japan, TIFFANY & SON'S is the place. TIFFANY & SON have the best variety of Machine and Axle Oil. You will find Blackwalnut, Cherry, Ash and Painted Chamber Suits, also, Parlor and Dining- Roora Furniture, and in fact, anything in the Furniture line, of the newest and best styles, constantly on hand, at the lowest prices, at TIFFANY & SON'S. TIFFANY & SON have a good assort-, ment of Hardware, Carpenter and Agricultural Tools at the best figures. TIFFANY & SON are headquarters for the best Harnesses, Collars, Halters and Blankets for the least money. < If you want your wagon or sleigh painted or repaired, TIFFANY & SON'S is the best place. Come and see for yourselves. Goods always shown cheerfully at C. 0. Tiffany & Son's, Hazardville, - - - - Conn. THE THOMPSONVILLE PRESS. Published every Thursday Evening, by TIE PARSONS PRINTING COMPANY, LINDSEY'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. TERMS: $1.50 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 for 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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Sheldon, at the Post office. AT HAZARDVILLE, at Gordon Brothers' store; 1 AT WINDSOR Locira, at J; H. Adams &. Co.'s news rodm, and by news boys. THE THOMPSONVILLE P&ESS, THOMPSONVHXK, CONN. A man in his carriage was riding along, " A gayly dressed wife by his side; In satin and laces she looked like a queen, And he like a king in his pride. . . A wood-sawyer stood on the street as they passed;- The carriage and couple he eyed: ^ And said as he worked with his saw on X log, - "I wish I was rich and could ride." . The man in the carriage remarked to his wife, " One thing I would give if I could— I'd give my wealth for the strength and the health Of the man who sawed the wood." A pretty young in£id, with a bundle of work, - Whose face, as the morning, was fair, Went tripping along with a sfnile of delight, While humming a love-breathing air. She looked on the carriage: the lady she saw, Arrayed in apparel so fine, And said in a whisper, " I wish from my heart Those satins and laces were mine." The lady looked out on the maid with her work: :» iSo fair in her calico dress, And said, " I'd relinquish position and wealth," Her beauty and youth to possess." Thus it is in the world, whatever our lot, Our minds and our time we employ In longing and sighing for what we have not. x Ungrateful for what we enjoy. THE FIRST CLOUD. "It-was to meet such difficulties as this that tontines—""Bother!" I wrote the first sitting at my desk, and said the last aloud, impatiently—well, there, angrily— for Mattie had bounced into the room, run to the back of my chair, and clapped her hands over my eyes, exclaiming,— "Oh, Dick, what a shame! And you promised to come up and dress!" I do wish you w<yild not be so childish !" I cried, snatching away her hands. "There's a blot you've made on my manuscript." ' "Don't be cross, sir!" she said laughing, as she gave a waltz around the room, making her pretty silk dress whisk over one of the chairs, which she " merrily picked up, and then, coming to my writing table, she took a rose out of a basket of flowers and began to arrange it "in her hair. "I'm not cross," I said coldly, "but engaged in a serious work of a mercantile and mouetaryiiaturfe.' You Seem to thlhli;' men ought always to be butterflies." No, I don't, Dick dear," she" cried/ "There, will that do?" ' She held her head on one side for me to see the creamy rose nestling in her crisp dark hair; but, after a glance at it, I let my eyes fall upon my desk, and went on writing my pamphlet. I saw that she was looking wistfully at me, but I paid no heed and then she came and rested her hands upon my shoulder. - 'Are you cross with me, Dick?" she said softly. Cross? No!" I jerked out impatientiy. "Only I thought I had married a woman, and she has turned out -to be a child." There was silence then for a few minutes, broken only by the scratching of-my pen. The little hands twitched a little as they lay upon my shoulder, and I nearly wrote down, instead of "The calculations arrived at by the projectors of tontines," "Richard Marlow, how can you be such a disagreeable wretch?" But of course I did not write it—only thought it and then I felt wonderfully disposed to turn around, snatch the little figure to .my breast, and kiss away the tears which I knew were gathering in her eyes. Somehow or other, though, I did not do it—only went on glumly writing—for I was cross, worried and annoyed. I had set myself a task that necessitated constant application, and I was not getting on as I could wish; so, like many more weak-minded individuals of the male sex, instead of asking for the comfort and advice of my wife, I visited my disappointment upon the first weak object at hand, and that object was the. lady in question. "Please, Dick dear, don't be angry with me. I can't help feeling very young and girlish, though I am your wife." I do try, oh, so hard, to be womanly; but, Dick, I am only eighteen and a half." "Thirteen and a half, I should say," I said scornfully, just as if some sour spirit were urging me to say biting, sarcastic things, that I knew would paiii the poor girl; but for the life of me I. could not help it. There was no answer—only a little sigh —and the hands were withdrawn." I went on writing—rubbish that I knew I should have to cancel. "Had you not better get ready, Dick?" said Mattie, softly.* "You said you would come, when !* went up-stairs, and the Wilsons Won't like it if we are late." - "Hang the'Wilsons!" I growled. There was another pause,filled up by the scratch, scratch of one of the noisiest pens I ever used/and another little sigh. Mattie was standing close behind me, but I did not look around^ and at last she glided gently to a chair and sat down. "What are you going to do?" I said ^iSPI "Wait for y6u, Di6k dear," she replied. "You need not wait. Go on. I shan't come. ; Say I've a headachtn-say any-thing 1" - " .. . . - "Dick,-are you ill?" she said tenderly, as she came behind'me once more and rested her hand on my shoulder.^ "Yes—no—pray don't botherl^pGo on. Perhaps I'll come: and fetch you".''. - , There v^as another pause. 1 "Dick dear, I'd rather not go #ltlioufc you," she said meekly. /'And I'd rather you did-go without come and fetch me. Dick?' our best friends, and I won't have them slighted. -::~+ "Then why not come, Dick?" said the? little woman, and I could see that she was struggling ._bmv:ely. .-tb.t ^9ep.rjtojck..;.tfe-tears. " • • 1 * - "Because I've no time for such frivolity. There, you've wasted enough of my timfej so go. Scratch, scratch, went that exasperate ingpen, as I went on writing more stuff-to cancel, and yet too we'ak and angry to leave off like a sensible man, run up and change my things, and accompany my little wife' to the pleasant social gath|Bg ing a few doors lower down the road. She had been looking forward to the visit as a treat. So had I till that gloomy, fit came over me; but as I had taken the step already made, I felt that I could not retreat without looking foolish; so I acted with the usual wisdom displayed by man under such circumstances, and made matters much worse. ~ 51 "Did you hear me say thati wished you to go alone?" I said angrily. "Yes, yes, Dick -dear, I'll go if you wish," Mattie said very meekly; "but indeed I'd far rather stay at home." "You are desired to go; you have avOse in your hair," I said satirically—oh, what poor satire, when it was put there to please me!—"and they expect you; so now go, and enjoy yourself," I added, by way of a sting to my sensible speech. ; ^ "I can't enjoy myself, Dick," she said gently, "unless you corne too. Let me, stay." "I desire you to go!" 1 exclaimed, banging my hand down on the desk. |f|| She looked at me with great tears standing in her eyes, and then, coming nearer, she bent over me and kissed my forer head. Will you she said softly. "Yes—no—perhaps—I don't know," I said roughly, as'I. repelled her caresses. And tlienr looking wistfully at me, she went slowly to the door, glided out, and was gone. ^ - That broke the spell, and I started from; my seat, more angry than ever. I was wroth with her now for obeying me so meekly,.and I gently opened the door, to hear her oall the maid to accompany .her as far as the Willsons'. Then I heard them go—heard the girl return, and I was, alone. ;r fi Alone? Well, not exactly ; for,, so to speak, I was having an interview with my angry self, asking how I could let a feeling of 'annoyance act upon my better, nature, and make me behave as I had to the sweet little girlish being who, during the six months we had been married, Jiad never looked at me but with eyes of love; "Change your things and go after heryf som^bing H.e^|]n^dc.to Sftjr.; _ bufc^Li&fl^ it, threw my writing aside^ kicked off m^ bootsj snatched my slippers out of th|| closet, thrust the easy-Chair in front Oi| the fire, threw myself, into it, and then,' with my feet on the fender and my hands in my pockets, I sat, morose, bitter and uncomfortable, gazing at the glowing embers. . . ' ''?fg 'She had no business to go!" I exclaimed. "She knew I was up all last night writing that miserable book, and was out of sorts, and she ought to have stayed." Then I reviewed the past half hour, and grew calmer as I leaned back, knowing as I did that I had forced her to go, poor child, and how miserable sh£ woeld be. • •. "She'll forget it pie," I said bitterly. " But I Cvjd not^ believe it, and at last I sat there calling myself idiot, blind, madman, to plant as I had the first seeds of what might grow into a very upas tree of dissension, and blight the whole of our married life. - - "Poor little darling!" I said at last; I'll wait up till she comes home, and then tell her how sorry I am for iny folly, and ask her forgiveness.; But as a man can I do that? Will it not be weak? Never mind," I exclaimed, "I'll do'it! Surely there can be no braver thing than to own one's self in the wrong. Life is too short to blur it with petty quarrels. And suppose she was taken ill to-night—m^ darliug whom I love with al) my heart? Or suppose she went too near the fire and her dress caught "alight? There, ho\y absurd! Thank goodness, she is in silk, and not in oneof those fly-away muslins !" I sat on, musing, till suddenly there was a buzz outside the house, then the rush of feet. I fancied I heard the word "fire! repeated again and again, and, turning tp: the window, there was a glow which lighted up the whole place. |j||f ., - „ I dashed down stairs and'out of the door, to find the road thronged, for a house a little lower down was in flames, and to my horror I had not taken a dozen steps before I found" that it was at our friends', the Wilsons'. There was no engine, but a crowd of excited people, talking eagerly; and just then the fire escape came trundling alobg the road. It was quite time, for the house as I reached' it wa? blazing furiously, r-the. flames darting out in long fiery tongues from the upper windows, while at several there were people crying piteously for help. " I fought my way through the crowd, and tried to run up to ' the hpustf, "but half & dozen officious people held me back; while the men- with the fire escape tried to rear: it against the house; but it would hot reach because of the garden, in front,: so that they had to get the wheels of the " '"U NO. 35/^i||l|||!ti — ——— "" s>3£>>- among all those peo-bat but,'for my folly I might have saved er. ^ _ i. < ;:'AS'T freed myself from those who held ie, and ran to the escape, it was to find iat the man who had ascended it had istbeen beaten back by the flames. V1 riflt's no good," he said; "we must try 2 ie back of the house." ' Hewas about to drag the machine away, hen I heard my name called in piteous mes-j^and as I was once more seized, I bote,myself free, rushed up the ladder, th The flames scorching and burning my lice,and,panting and breathless, I reached a| window' where Mattie stood.stretching it her hands. [ got astride of the sill, the flames being fted away from me, and threw my arm ouhd her; but as I did so the ladder way, burned through by the flames T gushed furiously from the lower Ovy, and I felt that I must either jump y to descend by the staircase, ere was no time for thinking, so I ied in, lifted Mattie in my arm«, feel-her dress crumble in my hands as 1 hed her, and the horrible odor of t hair rose to my nostrils as I saw wild, blackened face turned to mine. ick, Dick!" she gasped, "save me!" then she fainted. * ortunately, I was as much at home in ,-house as in my own, and making for staircase through fiame and smoke, ;eachea it in safety, but below me was t ' seemed to be a fiercely blazing fur-e. I recoiled for a moment, but it was ; only hope, and I recalled that the floor was as yet untouched by the it was the one beneath me that was ifog so furiously. So, getting a good grip of my treasure, I rushed.down burning stairs, feeling 'them crackle give way as I bounded from one to oth'er. t was a fiery ordeal, but jn a few 6nds I was below the flames, and shed the hall, where I struggled to the reached it and fell. If I could but ri it I knew we were saved; but I was austed, and the hot air caught me by throat and seemed to strangle me. I fed my hand to the lock, but it fell :. . I beat feebly at the door, but there only the roar of the flames to answer' qnd as I made one more supreme rt,: panting and struggling to reach • fastening, I was dragged back by the lit of the burden I still clasped to my st. . •was""'more than human endurance d bear, and I felt that the end was and-to make my-sufferings more nant, Mattie seemud to revive, striig-with me for her life, as she kept re-ng iny name, and clung to me, till— 'Dick-r-dear Dick ! Wake—pray wake! ybu.ill?" started up, to find Mattie clinging to 'jiml) clasping her to my hearta great F bflrst from me. as I kissed her passion-again and again, hardly able to bets my senses. Oh, Dick," she panted, "you did fffchten me so! I couldn't stay to supper atfithe Wilsons, dear, for I could do noth-but think about your being here alone, aiRl cross with me. So—so I was so miserable, Dick, that I slipped away and me home, to find you lying back here, nting and struggling; you wouldn't ike ivhen I shook you. Were you ill?" "Oh, no, not at all," I said, as I kissed r again and again, feeling now for the firfst time sensible of a smarting pain in onefootj.,.-,, ' ; You iilCvd burnt yourself too, Dick; lopk at your foot." ^ was quite true; the toe of one slipper t have been in contact with the fire; it was burned completely off. " 'But, dear Dick,'' she whispered^ tling closer to me, "are you very angry ^rlth your, little wife for being such a girl?"" could not answer, only thank God that'. my weak fit of folly was past, as I rclfeped her closer and closer yet. K'Mattie," 1 said at last in a very husky voice., "can you forgive me for being so weak?"- Let -!he go-1"' 1 'punted to those wtfo 'You can't - do any good, siry" said % policeman, foughly, "The escape- in will do all that can ,be done.^ But I struggled frantically, and got loose, feeling all the while a horrible, df spftiring sensation, as 1; kae«t that in poor darling was one of the shfiekle Bappliants for help at the wiucto^at I- could say ho more, for the hindrance of two soft lips placed on mine; and while they rested there I made a vow I hope I shall have strength to keep; for real troubles, are so plenty'it is folly to invent the false. : ^ . At last, when I was free, I took the rose out of her hair and placed it in my pocket-book; while, in answer to the inquiring eyes . that were bent on mine, I merely said,— " tgf? ;. '.'jFor a memento of£ia'*"'dreadful dream." •iBy. the way, I never finished that pamphlet/- l r Ooooanuts as Poo"d.^^^^|| ^ The extremely nutritive qualities of the cocoanut are comparatively little understood, yet -for-sustaining life and vigor it will'compare-most favorably" with the best known food - products of the vegetable garden. The Fiji Times, in calling atten-tipn^ recently to this '.fact, relates an instance of a vessel which once left San JErahciseb with 400 passengers for Sydney. Running short of stores they were obliged fo put in at Samas, where a large quantity of cocoanuts were obtaiuedthe remainder ;bf the passage was attended with heavy "weather,- and the vessel became water-logged, only reachiug Sydney after •a-perilous journey of eighty days. Owing to the^ extreme length of the voyage their provisions ran out, and men, women and Children were rednced to an exclusive diet of cocoanut ; and owing to the scarcity of these the quantity apportioned was in the proportion of one cocoanut to each adult. Notwithstanding" this diet; wholly unre-apy change, not a liferwas lost not a single case of iilness occurredj ' "'"il tlhte passengers landing" in a healthy well-nourished - condition. Another ,ims&r id mentioned-In which two men ^. ih' a whale-boat upon QuaHe. where they remained for seven before they were rescued. They varied by IbCcaslonaV flying fish, and yet, when \ s?refe in excerpt condition, and nwHiifvelglit^ A Woman—Her Trials and Tribulations. It is a dreadful bother to be a woman, and to do the business up in good shape. In the first place, you've got to look well, or else you're nobody. A man may be ever so homely and still be popular. Whiskers cover up the most of his face, and if he has a big mouth nobody mistrusts it, and if he does wrinkle bad on his forehead, his friends speak of his many cares and of his thoughtful disposition, and tell each other that his wrinkles are lines" of thought. Lines of thought, indeed! when in all probability his forehead is wrinkled by the bad habit he has got of "scowling at his wife when the coffee isn't strong enough. A woman must always be in good order. Her hair must always be frizzed and banged, as the fashion demands, and she must powder if she has a shining skin; and she must manage to look sweet no matter how sour she may feel; her dress must hang just so, and her lace must always be spotless, and her boot buttons always in place, and her finger nails always clean; and then she mustn't vyhistle, nor climb fences, nor stone cats, nor^cold wheu she's mad. „ She can't go out alone because ladies must be protected; she can't go any where .when it rains because her hair won't stay frizzed, and she'll get mud on her petticoats and things. She can't be a Free Mason becauso she would tell their secrets and everybody would know all about the goat and gridiron. She can't smoke because that would be uufemiuiue; she tjan't go courting because that would not be womanly. But she must get married before she is twenty-five, or everybody will fegl wronged. People will sigh over her and wonder why it is that men "don't seem to take," and all the old maids and widows smile and keep quiet. Oh, these smiles and these significant looks! They are ten times more than open slanders. It is a terrible thing to be an old maid. Everybody knows it is, and the women who are married to drunken husband.s, and who manage to quarrel with them six days out of seven, will live in an agony of spirit over the single woman and call her that " poor old maid." A woman must marry rich or she doesn't marry " well." 'And to marry "Well" is the end and aim of woman's existence, judging from the view which people in general take of this matter. It is everybody's business whom a woman marries. The whole neighborhood put their heads together and talk over the pros and cons, and decide whether she is good enough for him. (There is nothing said about his being good enough for her.) And they criticise the shape of her nose, and relate anecdotes of how lazy her grandfather.was^ ;vpd liow. I).er„auntjSaUy used to sell, beans and buttermilk. A woman must wear No. 2 boots on No. 3 feet, and she must manage to dress well on 75 cents a week, and she mustn't be vain, and she must be kiijd to the poor, aud she must go regularly to the sewing-society meetings, and be ready to dress dolta and "make tidies and aprons for church fairs. She must be a good cook, and she must be able to " do lip " her husband's shirts so that the Chinese washerman would groan with envy and gnash his teeth with the same unholy passion at sight of them. She must always have the masculine, buttons the family sewed on so they will never come off while in use, and she must keep the family hosiery so that nobody would ever mistrust there were toes in the stockings while they were on. She must hold herself in readiness to find everything her husband has lost—and a man never knows where to find anything. He will put his boots carefully away on the parlor sofa, and when he has hunted for them half an hour he will suddenly appear to his wife with a countenance like an avenging augel and demand " What in thunder she has done with his boots." She must shut all the doors after her lord and master, and likewise the bureau draw ers, for a married man was never known to shut a drawer. It would be as unnatural for a hen to go in swimming for recreation. She must go to bed first in cold weather so as to gelTfche bed warm. Her husband, if he be a wise man, never asks her to do this. Oh no! but he sits to '.^just finish this piece in the paper," and Waits till she has got the sheets to a comfortable temperature. Ah, there are a great many tricks in the trade of living together. A woman is expected to take care of-the baby even after the first infantile wonder has multiplied into a round half dozen.- And if he doubles up with the colic , or trials of cutting teeth or the necessary evils of mumps and measles and whooping cough or scarlet fever and rash aud throat distemper and short sleeves and bile legs and pins sticking into him aud too much candy and a bad temper, why her husband tells her that he " does wish she would try and quiet her baby," aud he says it too as if he thought she alone was responsible for Its being in existence and as if she was considerably to blame for It too. • . And when she has the headache, nobody thinks of minding it, a woman's-always having the headache. Aud if she is "nervous enough to fly" nobody shuts the door, any quieter on account of it and nobody tucks her ou the lounge with a shawl over her or coddles her to death, as a man has to be coddled under 'such cir- To the Mothers of America. To the Editor of the Press: Our peculiar national institutions have a tendency to produce two utterly antagonistic types of character. On the mothers of the land rests the responsibility of making the next generation a nation of good and useful men, or a race of evildoers. Think of it day by day, American mothers! Suffer the word of exhortation now, and let the lesson of the hour siuk deep into your hearts, and even as the good seed of the Word, bring forth a future harvest of sixty or an hundred fold. Mothers, when you don't take the trouble to enforce obedience to an order, or are too tender hearted to punish open rebellion, when you laugh at pert answers aud covertly applaud witty impertinence, when you allow.the whole family convenience to be sacrificed to the pleasure of the little potentate, aud connive at deceit and cruelty by withholding the expression of virtuous indignation, then ask yourself if you would like to be the mother of a bad man. And further along, wheu your boy manifests a disposition to shirk, to avoid every species of mauual labor, to avail himself of home help or all the labor-saving contrivances of modern schools, and to accept ready-made thinking, to say, as a boy of sixteen said in my hearing yesterday: '"What profession do I mean to take up ? Oh, whatever will give the most money for the least work; I'd like to be a man of leisure with money enough to live comfortably without working for it." I beseech you to remember the hard but honorable path from humble life many of our best men have reached the highest stations of fame and usefulness by their own patient aud well directed exertions. The necessities of this great country, whose rapid metamorphosis from an unbroken wilderness to an industrial empire has called forth the astonishment of the world, have developed two strong characteristics, one the aftergrowth of the others. The first is indomitable energy, which stops at no obstacle, tramples self and all its retarding influences undtjr foot, and presses onward towards certain achievements. But in this struggle is born a self-reliance and impatience of restraint, a relaxation of the bauds of law and discipline, an absence of veneration for prescription and rightful authority, which will, in another generation, when,prosperity already achieved, the necessity for self-conquest has passed away, unless our mothers add to the self sacrifice of love the wisdom of heaven, inevitably produce worthless and debased citizens. MRS. NORTH. . WEST SUFFIELD, Jan. 13, 1885. Salt for the Throat For many years past, indeed we may say during the whole of a life of more than forty years, we have been subject to a dry hacking cough, which is not only distressing to ourself, but our friends and those with whom we are brought into business contact. Last fall we were induced to try what virtue there was in common salt. We commenced by usiug it three times a day—morning, noon and night. We dissolved a large tablespoon-ful of pure table salt in about half a tumbler of water. With this we gargled the throat most thoroughly just before the meal time; the result was that during the winter we were not only free from coughs and colds, but the dry hacking cough had entirely disappeared. We attribute these satisfactory results solely to the use of salt gargle, and most cordially recommend a trial of it to those who are subject to disease of the throat?. Many persons who have not tried the salt-gargle have the impression that it is unpleasant, but after a few days' use no person "who loves a nice clean mouth and a first rate sharpener of the "appetite will abandon it.—The Household. .. Cutting Glass With Scissors. cumstances..s•-l••Stipa - •. • - . • We fa ighfegp on iMMhlfety witn the troubles of being a woman, and . if there Is a man who thinks.; a woman has an easy time of it, why, just let him pin Von a pound of false hair and get inside a pair Qf new corsets, and put on a pull-back overskirt, and be a woman.J^msd^ and see how-he likes ik ; ' ' u * JElorida oW'ges arer selling for one cent apiece at wholesale in Atlanta* the market being glutted with them. ' At least 30,000 oranges have spoiled there the last week,- pwing to the warm.weather and rata Many persons may not be aware that glass can be cut under water, with greatest ease, to almost any shape, by simply using a pair of shears or strong scissors. In order to insure success two points must be attended to—first and most important, the glass must be kept quite level iu the water while the scissors are applied; and, secondly, to avoid risk, it is better to begin the cutting by taking off small pieces at the corners and along the edges, and to reduce the shape gradually to that required, for if. any attempt is made to cut the glass to the shape, as we would a piece of cardboard, it will be most likely to break just where it is not wanted. Some kinds of glass cut much better than others; the softer glass is the best for this purpose. The scissors neeci not depend on the state of the edge presented to" the glass. When the operation goes oh well the glass breaks away from the scissors in. Small pieces in a straight line with the blades. This method of cutting glass has often been of service when a diamond has not been at hand, for cutting ovals and segments, and though the edges are not so smooth as might be desired for some purposes,-it will ansvver in many cases. The two hints given above, if strictly followed, will always insure success. V ;V;. 1§::S m The New Orleans Exhibition appears to be in a precarious condition financially, and a mass meeting of the citizens of New Orleans was held Thursday night to raise money for it. : Director General Burke made a speech stating that on Jan. 1 all the money the management possessed had been expended, and a debt of $1250;000 had been contracted, bad weather and a comparatively, small attendance1 making matters wpfse. each day. Fine weather had now set In, and with the money furnished to pay its obligations the management would soon have everthing in good shape* The Board of Managers Would head a subscription with $25,000. - •f-'ST'r HIGH PRICES ARE BLOTTED OUT AT THE Furniture Store OF C. W. Watrous, Opposite the Ferry, -Windsor Locks: Elegant Chamber Sets, ASH, WALNUT, PAINTED AND MARBLE TOP. Dressing Cases, . Desks and Secretaries, Handsome Easy Chairs Lounges, lJocker.s, Centfe Tables, Common Chair^ in Great Variety, Dining Tables all sizes, Springs, Mattresses, Pi llows, Etc. In addition to my stock I have a new stock which will be in in a few days. EyerytMuir will k fouudas represented CALL AND EXAMINE GOOIf® JtJTMP PRICES. USJDES RTAKING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES. COAL. The best article of Coal always on hand and at the lowest prices. C. W. WATROUS, Windsor Locks, Conn. - . % % •••iM To Buy ltiglit, Buy Where the Article is Made. ALFRED WILLIAMS, MANUFACTURER OF SEAL SACQUES AND ULSTERS. ; '^3 •'riM >-"3 We have a large selection "of Martin's London dyed Seal skins, from which we are prepared to make garments to order,: in the London and Paris styles of 1884 and 1885. We have just received a fall line of the latest and most fashionable styles of silk goods for fur-liued garments. Experienced workmen, and the only house in the state devoted entirely to the manufacture of furs. 41 and 45 Pratt St., Hartford, Conn. -"'.isp P. F. CARROLL, DEALER in Glass, Tin, Wooden, Iron, aud Plated Ware, and highest price paid for Rags, Metals, Bottles, and Scrap Iron. Second-hand Stoves alwaf% on hand. All orders will receive prompt attention. Siiuoud's Block, WarehousePoint,Ct. ,v?vai COAL! or (Stove, Egg, and Nut), at Delivered in Thompsonville, • $6.50 per ton delivered on Enfield street, ,/fiirf per Ion at Y*ard. Zy.-P* THOMPSONVILLE,^ CONN -Thompsonville Steam - Laundry! ENFIELD ST., FOOT OF SO. MAIN. FAMILY WASHING A SPECIALTY; : Shirts, Collars, and Cnlfe Laundered at > Seasonable Prices. Washed Shirts, Starched and Ironed, for -/v. 75 Ots. per dozen. . Goods called for and returned free of . . v ' - ' i - • v c h a r g e . - Orders left at the stores of Noel. M. Pease, Thompsonville; JF. J;. Sheldon, Enfield st.; E. C. Allen, Hazardville; F. H. Tleid, Suffield, or by mail, will receive prompt attention. G?ve ns a trial. ;A;"- m a?-*! Si iiifll
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Physicians and Surgeons.
EF. PARSONS, M. DM PHYSICIAN
• AND SURGEON.—Residence and
office No. 28 Prospect Street, ,Thomp-sonville,
THOMPSONVILLE, CONN., TH] rRSDAYpJANUARY 15, 1885. / ;
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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 0ARLING, M. D., HOMCEO-
• PATHIC PHYSICIAN.—Pleasant
street, Thompsonville, Conn. Office
hours—From 12 to 8 p. m. and from 6 to 8
"ENRY G. VARNO, M. D.—PHYSI
CIAN AND SURGEON. Office
and residence, Not 10 Prospect street,
EO. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE
• on Pleasant street, the seco
house north of the hotel, Thompsonville,
C JOHNSON, DENTIST. —OFFICE
• in Ely's block, Maiu 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, Main St.,
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.
_L Lord, Proprietor. Also, proprietor
of Franklin Hall. Good Livery and Feeding
Stable connected with hotel. Main
street, ThompsonviHe, Conn.
w INDSORV1LLE HOTEL.
E. B. CRAW, Proprietor.
Good accommodation for Boarders and
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 customer has a clean towel. Call in.
House Furnishing Goods, Etc.
ALLEN & LEETE, Manufacturers and
Dealers in Stoves, Tin, Glass, and
V&£ Silver-Plated Ware, Crockery and General
House-Furnishing Goods ; also Paints,
and Varnishes. Agents, fpr Smith
• Jcmeiiean Orgaus. ALLEN & LEETE, -•
Main street, Thompsonville, Conn.
WILLIAM MULLIGAN, Dealer in
Stoves, Tinware, and General
Heuse-Furnishing Goods. Ornamental
Vases always on hand. North Main St.,
Meat and fish Markets.
sS-i.' BENJAMIN 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 of Meats
in their season at lowest cash prices.
Main street, Thompsonville, Conn.
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G. E. THORP, Teacher of Vocal
• Culture and Harmony. Music
Rooms over A. R. Wrisley's jewelry store
in Mansley's block, Main Street, Thompsonville,
JliA P. ALLEN,
Agent for the George Wood and Estey
Parlor Orgaus. Orders taken for Sheet
Music, Books, etc. Tuning and Repairing
Pianos and Cabinet Organs attended to.
Printers and Publishers.
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THE PARSONS PRINTING COM-pany,
Book and Job Printers, and
Publishers of THE THOMPSONVILLE PRESS,
79 Main street, Thompsonville, Conn.
RD. SPENCER.—"The North Store."
• Dealer in Choice - Groceries
and Provisions, Clothing, Hats, Caps,
Boots and Shoes. Select stock of Dry and
Fancy Goods. Fanners' Produce bought
and sold. Corner of Pleasant and Whit-v
worth streets, Thompsonville, Conn.
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BAKERY. Fresh Bread, Pies and
Cakes every day. Hot Rolls every evening.
Main street, Thompsonville, Conn.
-ismi'm I AMES WATSON. GRAIN, MEAL
and Feed for sale at reasonable prices.
Custom grinding done at the usual rates.
i&jSlfsA Ml supply always on hand. Main
street, Thompsonville, Conn.
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