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P;Pi *P~'^PtP-PP^'P^P:''J'P•:::pppX'^;r,'^y^ :'^PPP^'P^ 'r i'H^^PP-'r y-K'V 'rff f,,; ! : " •' tffillSS^^ :' ; : ;' ?' ' Sir VOL. V. THOMPSONVILLE, CO UftSDAY, MARCH 5, 1885. NO. 42. $5 Sru'ijdBltu. Physicians and Surgcoi EF. PARSONS, jr. I)., PHYSICIAN • AND SURGEON.-—Residence and oilicc No. 45 Pearl Street, Thompsonville, Conn. Connected by Telephone. No. ol Call 3. T HOMER DARLING, M. D., HOMCEO- <J . PATHIC PHYSICIAN.—Pleasant street, Tliompsonville, Conn. Office hours—Prom 12 to 3 p. m. and from G to 8 p. m. "EN11Y G. VA11NO, M. D.— PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office and resilience, No. 1G Prospect street, ir and : Tliompsonville, Conn. ocal iHtsititss l}itt.ct(it'g, ALLEN PEASE, Manufacturer of and dealer in Furniture, Crockery, Bedding, etc. Stoves, Furnaces, and House Furnishing Goods. Tin and Sheet Iron AYorker. Main street, Windsor Locks, Ct. C1 W. 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. E1 Dentistry. EO. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE • on Pleasant street, the second house north of the hotel, Tliompsonville, Conn. jp JOHNSON, DENTIST. —OFFICE \_y« in Ely's block, Main street, Tliompsonville. Office open at all hours of the day and evening. Atlornej s-at-Law. JOHN HAMLIN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Mrs. Simpson's Building, Tliompsonville, Conn. Dry Woods, Etc. WILLIAM F1NLAY, Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Dry and Fancy Goods. Mrs. Simpson's biock, Main St., Tliompsonville, Conn. Wood and Coal. CHARLES E. PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer in Wood and Coal. Wood a special-iy— Chips for sale. Moving and heavy teaming done on reasonable terms. Tliompsonville, Conn. Hotels, Halis, and Livery. THOMPSONV1LLE HOTEL, BEN J. F. Lord. Proprietor. Also, proprietor of Frankliu Hall. Good Livery and Feeding Stable connected with hotel. Main street, Tliompsonville, Conn. w 1NDSORVILLE HOTEL. PHRAIM 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. Eulield, Conn. FJ, SHELDON, DEALER IN GRO- 6 ceries, Flour, Stationery, Yankee Notions, Choice Tobacco, Ciga.rs and Snnil'. Orders received for Ctal and Grain. Main street, Enfield, Conn. T. W. PEASE, CARPENTER AND BUILDER. Door and Window Screens made order. Repairing, Glazing and Job Work promptly attended to. viile, Conn. to General Hazard- GREAT BARGAINS In WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, SPECTACLES, &c., &c. Repairing Skilfully Done. <31- Lindsay's Block, Tliompsonville, Conn. BEN SLOW KING, —TKACIIKK OK— Piano-forte, Organ Playing & Harmony, Address P. 0. Box 4G2, ' Thonipsonville, Conn. E. B. CRAW, Proprietor. Good accommodation for Boarders and Transients. Feed Stable Connected. Hair Dressing and Shaving. XTEAL SLOAN, Hair Dressing Rooms, XS Pease's Block, Main St., Thonipsonville, 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 Silver-Plated Ware, Crockery and General - .-House-Furnishing Goods ; also Paints, " •;'i)ils, and Varnishes. Agents for Smith —" -,Snmil?ictm-Orgttn»r^-A£tfEy & U3E3-32y5|S£| Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. jLIAM MULLIGAN, Dealer in Stoves, Tinware, and General House-Furnishing Goods. Oi'namental Vases always on hand. North Main st., Thompsonville, Conn. Meat and Fish Markets. B ENJAMIN BRIGHT, DEALER IN Tripe, from . constantly 011 huiicl. All kinds ot Meats in their season at lowest cash prices. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. Music, Etc. GE. THORP, Teacher of Vocal . Culture and Harmony. Music Rooms over A. R. Wrisley's jewelry stoie An Mausley's block, Main Street, 11 sonville, Conn. L'homp- 1"RA P. ALLEN, TEACHER OF MUSIC. Agent for the George Wood and Estey Parlor Organs. Orders taken for Sheet Music, Books, etc. Tuning and Repairing Pianos and Cabinet Organs attended to. Entleld, Conn. Printers and Publishers. THE PARSONS PRINTING COM-pany, Book and Job Printers, and Publishers of THE THOMPSONVILLE PKESS, 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. Farmers' Produce bought and sold. Corner of Pleasant and Whit-worth streets, Thompsonville, Conn. Miscellaneous. MORRIS SULLIVAN.—DOMESTIC BAKERY. Fresh Bread, Pics and Cakes every day.. Hot Bolls every evening. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. JAMES WATSON. GRAIN, MEAL and Feed for sale at reasonable prices. Custom grinding done at the usual rates. A fti.ll supply always on hand. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. • X7V3MI. B. 3VE-A.2El.ti?X3Xr Begs to announce that he has commencedto iBafsRag ani Stair Carpets art Rnp. Rag Carpets wove for 25 cents per yard,, «rarp included. Carpets on hand for sale! : ot exchange for carpet rags. . All ordefs will receive prompt attention. „ s Wm.B.Martin, School st.,Thompsonville. p .p:j: -V :;T ' - V.'-i/":- 'MPm m^PPr,. IS PERMANENTLY CURED by Phelps' Rheumatic Elixir! ggp'-Youcan find it at "THE CORNER IDRUG STORE." VS7T:IJ3JIA.M BEGrCSr. For FALL anil WINTER---] f '• -•' • On Enfield Street FOB SJLLIE! A Big Bargain for Somebody! rjpiIE PROPERTY CONSISTS OF A large, handsome brick house; cottage house of seven rooms; barn, carriage-house, corn-house, wood-liouse, horse-barn, tool-house and hennery—all in good repair; thirty acres of good tillable land and eight acres of wood lajid. On the placpj n rn rrhi-irhniV,fa'^.-.rmi*i tmrti-fnyf. trees in abundance—apple, pear, cherry, Quince, etc. The house was built by the day and everything pertaining to -it was made upon honor. It contains sixteen finished rooms, observatory, conservatory, bathroom, laundry-room with set tubs and boiler, milk-room, two large pantries, large, dry cellar paved with bfick; closets, etc., and is heated throughout with a wrought-iron furnace, put in new last fall. In the attic are two large, heavy sheet-lead lined water-tanks, which arc connected with the kitchen range and furnish hot and cold water to six set marble bowls. The above property is desirably located oil one of the pleasantest streets in the Connecticut valley, near two churches, schools and post-office. To a gentleman of means a rare opportunity is here offered to purchase an elegant home at a sacrifice. The entire household furniture, carpets, crockery, carriages, wagons, farming tools, one horse and two cows are also offered for sale in connection with said property. Satisfactory reasons given for selling. Apply on the premises. S. 0. REYNOLDS, Enfield, Con.u.. THE THOMPSOPILLE PRESS. Published every Thursday Evening, by THE PARSONS PRINTING COMPANY. THE TnosirsoNviLLE PRESS is an eight column folio weekly, filled with interesting reading—New England, local and general news, and well-selected miscel-lany. TERMS: months, 75 cents §1.50 a year in advance; six ; 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. Whatever is intended for insertion must be authenticated by the name and address of the writer—not necessarily for publication, but as a guaranty of good faith. We do not hold ourselves responsible for any views or opinions expressed in the communications of our correspondents." . " • •' RATES OF ADVERTISING. Nine lines ofJSrevier type, or one.inch space, constitute a square. '"1' • Cards of one inch space or less, per year, §8.00. : . - Reading Notices, 10 cents a line. ; inch, one lent inser- THESE HOMELY PLOWERS. Pink, crimson, yellow, cream, and white! They call to mind the lost delight Of Summer's flowery days; The wintry wind wails loud without, While we within draw close about The hearth-fire's friendly blaze. The flickering flames flash high and low, They touch the room with rosy glow, And make its corners warm; They kiss the sombre, pictured wails, Whereupon a gracious shallow falls— My gentle sister's form. How soft the rustle of the dress That clothes her faded loveliness In velvet's darkest fold ! How soft, how dark, the tranquil eyes, Within whose sombre shadow lies A subtle gleam of gold! How calm she sits in this calm light, Loose-holding in her fingers white A blossom pure as snow. A pale chrysanthemum—ah me!- Yet Summer roses bloomed for thee, My sister, long ago! And I, too, had my happy share Of joyous hope, and laughed at care With boyish unbelief; I staked my manhood on the truth Of that bright idol of my youth, And won a lasting grief. God smote me in my careless pride, And all life's glowing roses died With swift and Sudden blight; Shame drew his most empoisoned dart, And aiming steadfast at my heart, lie murdered joy outright. And thou, my white one, clean of soul, God bade his waves of trouble roll Above thy gentle head; But lighter than my cruel loss • The burden of thy hope-wreathed cross— Thy lover is but dead. He is but dead, and thou canst creep In twilight times to work or weep Beside his quiet grave; To picture meeting on that shore, The land of God's bright Evermore, Beyond earth's wind and wave. But I have no such sacred spot To kneel and pray at—she is not, No more than this I know— Ah, sister! link thy hand in mine! No change can touch my love and thine, Whatever conic and go. And like these homely flowers that grace Our quaint, old-fashioned dwelling-place, A quiet blessing conies Upon the evening of our days, And growing by the wintry ways We lind chrysanthemums! 4- and rusty straw hat, but something in face encouraged him, and he stepped ly up to her. As for Ray she was fighting a li battle within herself; she was sorry lor the unsuccessful little merchant, and would have liked to buy him out, but that was impossible, her scanty funds were stretched to their utmost capacity already; still could she not help a little? There was only one way in which it possible; she had intended to take horse-cars from the depot to the end of the city, where the cheaper of stores were situated. She could but it was a long walk, and she was tired. "Would you like some?" said the in a supplicating tone. Ray could not say no to him; opened her pocket-book, and counting the car fare, seven cents, she laid it do on the tin tray. She could take the home to Jack; it would please him, perhaps she would not get so very tired ;' she had plenty of time, so she need not hurry. | •..again how much good I'd do if I had money, and all the time, if I had only iwn it, I have been just exactly as ex-xvagant and fond of the pomps and ities of tlris vain world as Helen her- The only difference between us is money only held out to cashmere and le, hers stretched to silk and seal- ""Hereafter I am not going to tell you more about what good I'd do if I was leu Norcross or somebody else, but I truly going to see how much Sadie . Anden can do. And I'm going to up that little mill girl, for, do you >w, I really do believe she's related to widow and her mite." WINDSOR CHARACTERS if;:: NODIAR (OR NODI All). I supposed that the name was spelled odiar, but since scciugit written, an h in- ;tead of an r should be its final letter. Who of East Windsor that is twenty-five cars old has not seen Nodiali ? And who, The child's face beamed with gratitude^ Saving seen him, ever forget the How Sadie Van Anden did it. 'Train's twenty minutes late," remarked the station master at the little Chelmsford station, as he replenished the fire. This information was received in a diverse manner by the three young ladies who were waiting. not only at the patronage, but for sympathetic kindness that beamed Ray's face. "You had better warm yourself befoi you go out again," said Ray, kindly. Sadie Van Andcu had been a lialf-qi zical observer at first, but gradually expression of amusement on her face changed to one of sympatty, the lit fellow did look so pitiful, and Ray's pocket-book was so very old, and wor and empty-looking. Sadie laid her hand caressingly on own dainty one of plush, not perhaps full as Helen Norcross's, but still comfol ably well filled—none too full, especially if she decided on the vclve But Sadie was kind-hearted, so as made room at the stove she said lightly taking a quarter from her purse,— "I. believe I've changed my mind, will have some, after all. Only, what the world will I do with it?" she adc with a laugh. ."I'll tell you, bub. buy a quarter's worth of you, and the make you a present of it—won't that d( The child held the bright silver qu; in his fingers wistfully; he had never one before in all his little life; but it was not a business way of doing, even in his inexperience knew that. "Would it be right?" he asked, anxiot ly turning to Raj'. "Certainly," replied Ray, conscious a little twinge of envy in spite of he because Sadie could part with a qui so easily; "certainly, if ^the lady it." "I do, and good luck to you, bub," Sadie, springing up as she heard train. "It" doesn't Jake much to some people hapjH* week, tion, 50 cents. Special rates known on app" Transient advance. Births, Marriages, and Deaths inserted free. Obituary notices, 5 cents a line. ; advertisers made paid in sale at John Hunter's every ready for Hunter's - b'efor mSOBl can also be had at or at this office. AT ENFIELD ST., the Press will be for sale by F. J. Sheldon, at the Post office. . ;AT HAZARDVILLTI, at Gordon Brothers' store. „ _ y AT WINDSOK LOCKS, at Co.'s news room, and by news boys. TATE THOMPSON VILliE impatiently, and went over by the dugty, smoke-stained window, as though by watching she could hasten the..arrival of the wished-for train. "It was always late," she said fretfully to herself, "and the station was such an uncomfortable place to be kept waiting. If only papa would move into the city." A frown flitted over Sadie Yan Anden's face for just a minute, then she settled herself comfortably in a focking-cliair by the stove; twenty minutes was not so very long, after all, and she could be thinking whether to get brocade silk to put with lier maroon cashmere, or velvet. Velvet certainly1, was handsomer, but then it cost the most; and should she have to get a new pair of gloves for Mrs. Bellamy's party!" The third member of the party sighed heavily, time was precious with her. She had hoped to comc back on the return train, and so only lose a quarter of a day from her place in the mill; it was impossible now to get back before noon. It did seem hard that the train must be so late this morning. All three girls, for,they were scarcely more than that, were bound for the city shopping; but there the similarity ended. Helen Norcross would go to "Welford & Norman's," and order whatever pleased her fancy, scarcely stopping to ask the price. Sadie Van Anden would go about from one store to another, to see where she could get the best bargain; and poor Ray Emerson, her pocket-book held only two-dollar bill, a one and a very little small change. Out of this she must have a pair of rubbers, mother a pair of shoes, father his cough medicine, and Jack could not go out of the house again until he had cap, unless lie wore mother's sun-bonnet. The outside door opened, and a thin face, purple with cold, peered in. "Tafl'y, nice tafl'y," piped a shrill childish voice. The three occupants of the waiting room turned to look at the new-comer. "Do for mercy's sake either come in or go out," said Helen Norcross impatiently, wrapping her fur-lined circular more closely about her; "it is cold enough here already." Thus admonished, the little fellow came slowly and hesitatingly in, looking from one to the other in search of custom." v ; ; i Helen Norcross turned away contemptuously as lie held out the little tray timidly for her inspection—she purchaie taffy, home made at that! "It was absolutely too ridiculous to think of, if not insulting," she told her friend Mabel Arnold in the city. Sadie Van Anden shook her head with hardly a glance; she was calculating how much the difference would be between the brocade and velvet|^^^^^^^g The little fellow turneel away witn a sigh and a quiver of the chin; neither he nor his sick mother and his little sister had had any supper last night or breakfast this morning. 1-Ie and Maggie had made the taffy, lie had borrowed the molasses from Mrs. Donovan, what should he do if be c'ould not sell it! He hardly thought of offering it to Ray; she looked too much like himself in her scant gown of coarse material, with her faded shawl can ight ? Not that it was a pleasant oise, 'or he was a cripple, and not, bi-iiig naturally amiable, his inliniiitios only increased fretfulness, and his face wort; an cx- ;ion which the word sTftu- could only express. He lived in a little brown house nearly vered by lilacs and rose bushes, and vertopping, all several maples. It was t the very top of a hill, and overlooked pleasant meadow where a brook babbled t and day. I hardly think that Ao-iah appreciated the pretty view of the eadow or the brook, for that was a favorite haunt of the school-boys, and, if there was one thing in this world that, odiali hated more than another, it was.a y, and I think that I know the reason hy. If he hated the boy, he certainly loved his white rose vine that clambered over his front window, and in one place forced its way through the clapboards aud into his very room, and up on to the roof itself. It was a beautjr to be sure, and every summer the blossoms opened, pure white, sweet aud perfect. No wonder that he loved them, who would not ? The boys, even the bad boys, had a liking for them, too. and perhaps more of a liking to hear Nodiah scold than to have the blossoms. And how the old fellow could scold ! I used to enjoy hearing him, although I was not one of the bad boys; aud I well remember one morning when on my way to school how I wished for one of the roses to take to my teacher. I thought of it before reaching the house, but once at his oor my courage almost failed me. I pped a minute. What if he should be to me ? I would rather £0 without blossom me close to Nodiah's door, stopped aud asked me my errand. I told it, thinking that he would laugh at me, which he did. Yes, he shouted, and said: "Ho! see me get some!" and he deliberately walked up to the window aud pulled off a handfull of them, takiug great pains to rattle the vine against the house and whi.-tling all of the time to attract the attention of the poor old fellow inside. And he did attract his attention, for first came : "There, there! stop that!" But the boy didn't stop, and then uas heard a .great pounding on the bare floor with his cane, aud he said : " There, I'm comin' for ye!" But the boy well knew that Nodiah couldn't come, and what was more, he stood looking straight at him and saw that the old fellow was in his chair mending his vest. Nodiah, finding that the stick and his threat did not frighten the boy, took a chair and pushed it back and forth "ti the floor, then lie pushed his cart against the bed to make the noise more frightful. This only amused the boy aud he threw the roses at me, rattled the vine a few times, danced defiance at the helpless old it is awful to spend money as she does! Why, mamma, I saw her pay fifteen dollars for a handkerchief—just think of that!" "You did not wait for me to finish. I was going to say, which spent the most in proportion? Now that handkerchief—I am not upholding it—but was it really more extravagant for Hel^n, with her income, than all your six-button gloves and 'Lubin's best,' arc for you with yours?" Sadie colored. She was very fond of nice perfumery, aud nice gloves were among her weaknesses. . "How much of your quarter's allowance have you left?" asked licr mother. Sadie's only reply was to open the pretty plush purse, aud dropped therefrom into her mother's lap—one single silver dime! ; "Oh, Sadie!" said her mother. "Don't!" replied Sadie, half laughing, half cryiug. "I see "it all now; it has bedn a case of a mote in my brother's eye and a beam in my own, I suppose; but truly, mamma, if I had as much money as Helen Norcross, I wouldn't spend it myself, I know." "Perhaps not, dear; but you are just as responsible as Helen.'f^tEvery man is to-give according to what'he hath; the Lord does not require you to give according to Helen Norcross's means, but according to doesn't seem miiclTto^ue person is so much to another," replied Ray, another little twinge as she thought ho v this bright young girl would laugh if Si s knew liow much only seven cents was her. "It wouldn't have hurt thatstuck-tp Helen Korcross to have given him a dollar, anyway," Sadie thought to herself, as she took her seat in the cars. As she recounted her adventures to her mamma that night, she said,— "Wasn't it just horrid in Helen, mamma? Aud to tliiuk of the money she spends! If I had so much, I don't believe? I would be quite so stingy. Now what are you looking at me so for?" she queried, as her mother looked at her half aughingly. "I was only wondering, my dear, how much difference there was between Helen Norcross and my Sadie. Which spent the most—" "Spent the most, mamma!" exclaimed Sadie, hotly. "Why, just that silk dress and sealskin of Helen's cost more than all my clothes from my babyhood up. And she never gives anything, only when she has to for the looks oif the thing. I think'1'man, and linaily, went on to school, laugh- <S&die Van Anden's. -The wisest and b«St: .time had come, and would shout, " Save mo !" But as the boys kept rolling the stones Nodair no doubt came to. the conclusion that a few days would be spared yet, and reaching for liis- candlestick would move the slide up and down us as he could to imitate a pistol, aud cry outg|feBang! bang! now I'll hit way- is to put aside, at the outset, a certain proportion of your allowance for charitable purposes; if you appropriate it hap-hazaud, it is very apt to be used in • some other way.' "Very," responded Sadie dryly "Then suppose that in future you aside so much—you must much—of your allowance at the very and keep it sacred for bene poses." "Tom," said Sadie to her night, half whimsically, half "I've learned one thing to-day is, I'm just as bad as an tal ked more than a little about Helem cross's extravagance, and said Main street. M - 'v- rW.- ingat his fuii aud telling me to take the roses or he'd never get me any more. When the boy was out of sight I rapped on the door, and got for an answer, " G'way, g'way!" But I persevered, and after a little he said, "Come in," and I went in, and that was the only time that I stepped into his house, and it cured me of all curiosity in regard to it. Dirt reigned. The bed which Nodiah had just left was unmade; his little four-wheeled cart in which he always pushed himself about was in the middle of the floor, and in front of the south window, with the sun streaming in, was Nodiah, needle in hand, mending his vest. When I think of him now, I know that, for him, he was pleasant, and when I made my errand known, he jerked the vest with one hand aud the needle with the other, saying, "Yis, yis, help yourself," which I did. Then I tliiuk that he had another reason for dislikiug the boys. They went there nights, and, taking heavy stones with them, first climbing the trees would step on to the roof and roll the heavy stones down," letting them fall to the ground, thereby frightening him nearly out of his senses. . . At first he would cover his head with the bed-clothes and scream, and, being an Adventist and daily expecting the world to come to an end, he felt sure that his might some boys who had been flsh-i stopping and making Nodiah it of fish enough for breakfast, bpeued the window and threw the right and left. This proceeding i Nodiah, Vho sat up in • bed, and . questi9|i as to what was the of the largest fish catne " him plump in the mouth, and as the boys lowered the window Nodaili was spitting and making great demonstrations. In themorning one of the boys passeel his house and Nodiah showed him the fish, saying that an angel came in the night and left them. He enjoyed the camp-meetinjjs that were held in the vicinity, and always wheeled his wagon into a spot that would admit of his facing the minister, aud no one listened more attentively than he. I remember very clearly of silting with many others waiting for the minister to open the meeting (for this was ail a great wonder to mo) and hearing the squeak, squeak, rattle, rattle, of Nodiah's wagon, and thinking how embarrassing ail ordeal it was for him to be obliged to attract the attention of the crowd and looking anxiously for him to be located, and iinding that the meeting had become quite demoralized in the part of the tent occupied by the boys, from the fact that Nodaili, in turning a corner to gain his favorite position in front of the mini.-.ter, had made a miscalculation and the wheel to his cart-was caught by the end of a board. Then Nodiah tried to back his cart by taking the long pole with which he pu.-hed himself along aud vigorously eligging it into the ground. Putting the pule down he look hold of the wheels with his hands shaking them 1'rom side to side, but ail to no purpose, lie was by this time very red in the face and somewhat irritated, but some men came to his assistance anil his cart was linaily extricated. This cart had a neap, or handle in front, and lie often asked the boys to draw him. He seldom asked favors in a pleasant way, and the boj^s like to revenge. They would draw him a little way without trouble, but when they commenced to run it was too much for him to bear, as the cart was shallow he was in danger of being spilled out; so he would call out to them to stop, but they pretended that they did not. hoar and only ran the faster. Then Xodiah would take the long pole aud try to hit them, but they were usually prepared for this, and when t.hey see it coming would drop the neap aud run. leaving him to adjust himself as best he cotiid. Then it was that Nodiah iuelulgeei in a style of eloquence quite edifying, and not in the least camp-meeting like. ^ ile purchased his groceries at the stores in Warehouse Point, and often he was to be seen on the,road with a molasses jug in his e-art or whatever purchases he had made, and the darkest nights he might have been heard on his homeward journey, and if he heard anyone coming towards him he would call out, " Look out there! I'm a comin'!" The hills were a trial to Nodiah, and once when he had nearly reached the top of one of them he lost control of his cart and away it went, down,-down, and out to the sieie of the road aud up against the fence, and poor odiah was spilled out, but he kept calling ills voice.' E amass! I amess Otup ulivi e !**' at Hie tup o Sometimes ho was fortunate enough to get a ride with some farmer (cart ane! all), and the children quite ran wild on these occasions, for to see him perched up on a high wagon was so out of the common. Then, too, he looked elown upon us all with so much conelesceiision, and if a boy tried to get a ride at the back of the wagon the long pole came into requisition aud the boy's hands were pound-eel until he let go. Then Nodiah woidd give a grin of satisfaction. But like the famous " One-horse Shay " Nodiah's wagon gave* out one line elav, and then he was disconsolate until a new one was built for him. This latter was a new-fangled thing with handles at the sie'les by which it was managed, but Nodiah found himself managed by them occasionally. Sometimes when going down a hill ejne hand would slip olf from the hanelle and the wagon would wheel around leaving one side of him up the hill and the other side down. Then came worels, idle perhaps, but noisy, and quite to the point, and when he gained control of the handles lie would yank and pull them as if to teach them a little lesson. The new wagon never answered the purpose, and about this time hisolel house gave out and the rain beat in so that another was built for him father down the street aujl nearer the brook. But tins never seemed like Noeliah's house; it looked too new, and the new shiny wagon •standing by his door in summer really seemed too smart for the bent up, crippled old man. The new house was nearer the Advent meeting-house, and Nodiah had only to wheel himself across the street to have full benefit of the preaching and singing which he seemed to enjoy. He was fond of hearing the news, too, although his ideas of the full meaning of it were vague. He was often seen in the evening during the summer sitting in his wagon near a neighbor's open door listening to the reading of the news of the day. But there came a day when he was missed from the neighbor's door, from the meeting-house, and from the street, and his wagon was still, and Nodiah's house was without a tenant. The boys who passed it on their way to school did not stop to throw a stone at the door as in other days, but left the walk near the house anci.strangely enough walked in the road a little farther away. The ' .- - - ; The foil memory of : Captain Isaac Allen. oii P • :• ? : ng deserved tribute to the the late Capt. Isaac Allen,, formerly of Enfield (King Street,) one of the pioneers of Monroe county and Western New York, who died at Clarkson in his 91st„year, on the 27th of December last, is from the pen of one who knew him well through his years of manhood and goes worthily upon record. Every man has his history. works will follow him. Capt. Isaac Allen was a brother of Chauncey Allen and was born in Enfield in 1794. His ancestry is traced to one of three brothers who emigrated from Wales, Great Britain. One settled in Vermont, one in Connecticut, the other in Rhode Island. On the same farm vrh«e Capt. ly known and beloved pioueer preacher who died, a few years ago at the advanced age of 1)4 years, ministered to him. About thirty-live years ago he, with several members of the I'arniU', united with the Presbyterian church at Clarkson Corners. Without ostemtatiou or guile his religious life was more marked by what he did than by what lie said; but between the words of his lips and the works of his hands and heart, there was ever a sweet harmony. He was a solid man. His life was well rounded A large family ami many friends will emulate him for his many virtues, and for a long time will memories of him be fresh anil green. His transit was easy and peaceful. "Blessed are the dead who elie in the Lord." raid LOB BAKERY! After March 1st, 1885, We shall run our Cart through THOMPSONVILLE EVERY Tuesday and Friday. r-f/^Give us a trial, and we will secure your patronage. Respectfully, W. G*. St. GEORGE. Colorado Wheat =FL0IJR != • • SAID TO BE THg Best Flour |ji;; Market. 'Put up 111 ,b a'gs containing ^w -Boa rre1l. - Only ^3 pes? Bag I .,-r- * SOLD ONLY BY. < eJ^.S. WATSO: At the Thompsonville Mill. 3To TbL33. Musi W I DEALER IN Merchandise. saw the light, 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. : v ' : I HAVE ON HANI) A FULL LINE OF HiLBJiriSSSHS AT ALL PRICES. Call ami Examine Prices Reduced on BLANKETS and ROBES to close them out. Trunks, Bags, Whips, Halters, Spunges, Etc., AT;BOTTOM PRICES. Us a Oall f iL T. 81 MAIN STREET, THOMPSO.VVlLLli. - - - CONN. FURNITURE. OUT his father and grandfather were born. His father died 011 the elay lie was three years old, and though so young he cunlel relate incidents of the funeral. Tluis early left without a father, at fourteen IHJ was bound out to Joseph Olmsted to learn the hatter's trade. By consent of his master, at eighteen years of ago he volunteered as a soldier in the war of 1S1U. and served lor a few months, being stationed at New London. The day after reaching his tweuty-llrst year, with knapsack 011 his back, he left his native; town fur the "away over lliere" in the western wilds. Taking a circuitous route by New York, up the Hudson to Albany, then west, he stopped at Schoharie where he remaincel a short time and then back. The next season, 181 (», he went to Clarkson. In 1817 he returned to Eniield and married Miss Mary Terry, a member of a numerous and noted family of Connecticut. Thirteen children were given them, of whom nine are living—six suns anel three elaughters. He li veil with anel loved this elear mother nearly sixty years, when in her 78t!i year Ciod took her. Marked characteristics of this worthy sire stand out very prominently with a h.stre which time will never elim. Kver eliligent in buincris, yet he hail a warm appreciation of domestic, joys: hence, he loved his home aiul giatlly turned to it as a sanctuary from the cares and toils of the business life. While: dwelling in the wilderness as a. piouee:r, in common with others he had to meet and endure perils and privations; but bravely battling with its ael-verMties, he waikeel a straight path, ever shunning the bye-ways of excess and ele-bauch so common to a new country. Possessed of remarkable physical strength and perseverance, combined with sterling integrity, h-mesty. and sagacity, his counsel was always sought, aud his advice most cheerfully ijivei). Capt. Isaac Allen was a model temperance mat:— his record is lustrous. Foreseeing the ele-structive tendencies of whiske;y and Tansy letters of early times, and other intoxicants, in a. most practical manner he ejected them forever from his premises, refusing to employ men e>n his farm who used them. Politically he was a Democrat of the Jeffersonian school, solidiiiecl by Jacksonianism of the unchangeable kind, like the laws of the Medes and Persians. What is remarkable, he never faiieel at "a 11 j' election of voting during his life, ile was a war democrat; his blessing i'oi-lenved twej sons given in the service of his country; aud in its greatest crisis when awe anel suspense hung like a pall over our beloved Union, his great heart throbbud with sympathy, and convinced of the righteousness of our cause he re-joiceel in every success of our arms. He implicitly believed in an all-wise God manifest in Jesus Christ, aud early in his marrieel life experienceel a saving faith in his dear Savior, and heavenly -mmvjli -.Yirit-H-mtr- —BkVct-Hic.iivibal, a wide The best article ot' Coal always oil hand HIGH PRICES ARE BL(TTTEi) AT TIIE Furniture Store OF 0. W. Watrous, Opposite tiie Ferry, Windsor Locks. Elegant Chamber Sets, ASH, WALNUT, PA IN T I<; I) A N1) M A R li L E TO P. Dressing Oases, Dub aM Ssersiariss, Handsome Easy Chairs Lounge-:, !vod<o:v. Outre Tallies, (Joinmoi) i 'iiaii'-:, in Great Variety, Dining i'auies all sizes, .Springs,- Aiai tresses, i'iiio-.vs.Etc. In addition to my stock I have a new stock which will be in in a lew days. EiffrtWu ffiii lit- Ml s rejrsseatei CALL AND EXAMINE 'JJiffBHi&TAKIKICS IN ALL ITS BRANCHES. GOAL. and at the lowest prices. C. W. WATROUS, Windsor Locks, Coan. • P. F. CABHOLL, DEALER ill Glass, Till, Wooden, Irou, and Plateel Ware, anel highest price paiel for Rags, Metals, Bottles, aud Scrap Iron. Seconei-hanel Stoves always on hand. All orelers will receive prompt attention. Simond's Block, Warehouse Point,Ct. coali: LACffliHA or LEHIGH (Stove, Egg, and Nut), at Delivered in Thompsonville, per Ion delivered on EnUeld street, JSnd §8 iter ton at 1 *ard. THOMPSONVILLE, CONN MAIN Thompsonville Steam - Laim ENFIELD ST., FOOT OF SO. FAMILY WASHING A SPECIALTY, Shirts, Collars, and Cuffs Laundered Reasonable Prices. Washed Shirts, Starched and Ironed, for III 75 Cts. per dozen. Goods called for and returned free of r charge. ggp-Orders left at the stores of Noel : M. Pease, Thompsonville; F. J. Sheldon, : Enfield st. ;E. G.: Allen, Hazardville; F. H. Reid, Suffleld, or by mail, will prompt attention. Give us a trial. Z • \ : i'-H i. 'V ''' _ v > 1 \PO • 10, '> • ' •• i R. ;;; -;f €^90- •-m. • • J ' . Vb-. " A""':' . . •• .'V- .V -" :v>r ^ ' y's ,-v •
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VOL. V. THOMPSONVILLE, CO UftSDAY, MARCH 5, 1885. NO. 42.
Physicians and Surgcoi
EF. PARSONS, jr. I)., PHYSICIAN
• AND SURGEON.-—Residence and
oilicc No. 45 Pearl Street, Thompsonville,
Conn. Connected by Telephone. No. ol
T HOMER DARLING, M. D., HOMCEO-
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