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VOL. IX. TJIOMPSO SYILLE, OO^^lTHURSDAYpAUGUST •, 7 •*. »;*: fgv5?r'V dijal Jtafap* Physicians and Surgeons. EF. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN • - AND SURGEON.—Residence and office No. 45 Pearl Street, Thompsonville, Conn. Connected by Telephone. No. of Call 8. Office hours—8.00 to 9.00 a. m.; 12.00 to 3.00, aud 6.00 to 7.30 p. m. Dentistry. EO. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE • Hours at Thompsonville, 8.30 to 11.30 a. in. and 7.00 to 9.00 p. m.—Saturdays all day. At 26 Pratt St., Hartford, 1.00 to 4.30 p. m., Saturdays excepted. ggfp- Artificial Crowns a Specialty. BH. THORNTON, • DENTIST, Mansley's Block, Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. FIRST-CLASS WORK—LOWEST PRICES. Hair Dressing and Shaving. MICHAEL DONLON, HAIR DRESSER. Fred. F. Smith's-old stand, under Thompsonville Hotel, Thompsonville, Ct. All branches of the business done in an artistic manner. Please give me a call. Attorney at Law. JOHN HAMLIN, Attorney and Counselor at Law. Jlrs. Simpson's block, Main St„Thomp8onTille,Ct. Pensions obtained and Government Claims prosecuted. ^"•Particular attention given to Increase Pensions. Every pensioner whose disabilities have increased is entitled to a n increase of pension. _ Meat and Fish Markets. » 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. •a - Ifr'i T"F» A P. A T»TlEixr, Teacher of JS^Cusio, ENFIELD, CONN. The latest and most approved methods used, and careful attention given to form-ing the technique, I am agent for several First-class Piano and Organ makers, and offer their instruments on favorable terms. ttsiittss lirwtflrg, N EW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD. JULY 22, 1888. Trains leave Springfield,Going South,for NEW YORK—Express: trains at 1.58, 2 08 (daily,* except Monday), 7.50, 11.45 a. m.; 1.58 and 4.10 p. m.; also 1.58 a. m. Sundays, and 6.33 p. m. daily, including Sundays. FOR NEW HAVEN—Accommodation trains connecting withexpress trains forNew York, at 5 45, 7.00,9.25 and 11.50 a..m; 2.25, 4.30, 6.40 and 8.10 p. m. Sundays Only—Accommodation for New Haven at 7.30 a. m. LONGMEADOW—5.52, 7.09,9.34,12.00 a.m.; '2.34, 4.39, 6.47, 8.19 p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—6.01. 7.18, 9.43 a.m.; 12.09, 2.43, 4.48, 6.56, 8.28 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—6.06, 7.23, 9.48 a. m.; 12.14, 2.48, 4.53, 7.01, 8.33 p. m. WAREHOUSE POINT—6.11, 7.28, 9.53 a.m.; 12.20., 2.54, 4.59, 7.06, 8.38 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.16,' 7.33, 9.58 a.m.; 12.25, 2.59, 5.04, 7.11, 8.43 p. m. WINDSOR—6.27, 7.45, 10.10 a. m.; 12.37, 3.12, 5.17, 7.22, 8.55 p. in. Trains leave Hartford, Going North, for SPRINGFIELD, Boston, Albany, Northampton, Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, Montreal, and all points on the Connecticut River line—Express trains at 1.47 a. m. (daily,except Monday), 2.20 . m. (daily) and 11.38 a. m. (local express) ; 12.05,12.17, 2.20 and 6.50 p. m. (daily); accommodation trains at 5.55, 8.13 and 9.26 a. m.; 1.35, 4.40, ,20, 9.30 and 11.25 p. m. WINDSOR—6.10, 8.26, 9.40, 11.51 a.m.; 1.50, 4.53, 6.35, 9.44, 11.39 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.23, 8.37, 9.53 a. m.; 12.02, 2.03, 5.07, 6.46, 9.55,11.52 p.m. WAREHOUSE POINT—6.29, 8.44, 9.58 a.m.; 2.09, 5.12, 6.51, 10.00, 11.58 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—12.03, 6.35, 8.47, 10.03 a. m.; 2.14, 5.17, 6.55, 10.04, p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—12.08, 6.41, 8.52, 10.08 a. m.; 12.14,' 2.19, 5.22, 7.00, 10.09, p. m. LONGMEADOW—12.16, 6.51, 9.00, 10.16 a. m.; 2.28, 5.32, 7.08, 10.17, p.4 m. SUFFIELD BRANCH. SUFFIELD TO WINDSOR LOCKS—7.10 9.30 a. m.; 1.40, 4.80, 6.10 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS TO . SUFFIELD—8.15, 10.12 a. m.; 2.04, 5.08, 6.48 p. m. Pocket TIME TABLES can be obtained from the Ticket Agents at stations. TAYLOR'S j. : . fell? gkV ' DENSLOW KING, —TEACHER OF— Piano-forte, Organ Flaps: & Harmony. , ,r . Address P. O. Box 462, -v Thompsonville, ----- Conn. m.":'r ' -"Ji WV pl>~„ t?-f\ L. P. ABBE &-SON, .—DKALEKS lis— Drgftns,Music Organ and Piano Stools, ^ ' Sheet Music, Etc. • . Agent for ^several first-class Pianos. Lesions given"<m the Organ. Thompsonville, - - - - Conn. Instruction upon the Violin ' MISS JULIA M. ABBEY; Pupils will be received at No. 42 Pearl S treet, Thompsonville. P. O. Address, Warehouse Point, Conn. Printers and Publishers. THE PARSONS PRINTING COM-pany,- Steam-Power Printers, and Publishers of THE THOMPSONVILLE PRESS, opposite the depot, Thompsonville, Conn. S i; l^i!.. • lip'" i £ - Miscellaneous. NOTICE. ALL PERSONS indebted to the late William Finlay are requested to make immediate settlement. As bills remaining unsettled are to be placed in an attorney's hands for collection. Bills can be paid at the'store. MONEY LOANED on WATCHES and DIAMONDS Established 1871. - - W. H. JORDAN, 432 Main Street, . Springfield, Mass. MISS M. 55. ROBERTS, Fashionable - DressmaMr! W? 25 Spring-.St., Thompsonville, Conn. |fl; - . ^Latest Styles, Good Work, and reasonable Ifey? prices. Patronage solicited. * *• OHARLES E. PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer ligWf KJ in Wood andCoal. Wood a special-ty— Chips fbr sale. Moving and heavy lllilff tsaming ione on reasonable terms. Thompsonville, Conn. j§l'' - TAMES WATSON; GRAIN, MEAL * J and Feed for sale at reasonable prices. ' Custom grinding done at the- usual rates. -- i fall supply always on hand. Main • street, ThompsonviHe, Conn. r JOHN W. MARTIN, Teacher of Violin and Cornet, AH Valve Instruments. , JOHN Wi MARTIN., : RESIDENCE— . •/ Lincoln street,* - Thompso.nyille?rCjMyn. Post-office box, 227. ^ THOMPSONVILLE, CONN? \ ' Insurance placed at the lowest rates, and losses promptly paid by the following first-class companies: JSl^AvHARTFORD, PHGEIilS:, tfOBTB, BRITISH and MERCANTILE: FIRE ASSOCIATIONS Philadelphia ; -to^^Loans ©f the Iowa Mortgage Co. (0 per cent, interest guarantee^) on Farm Lands in mounts from $300 to #5,000. gFoll paitlddli^S applicattdi ' I v (OPERA HOUSE BLOCK) Springfield, Mass., Agent for the Knabe, Weber ^ MTroes'cr, and JFischer Pianos; . AND THE - •I. B. Chase Co., and JE. JP. Carpenter Co. Organs^. SPRIN^EliLIjLSf fSE't _ N. PI PALMER, PHOTOGRAPHER, T~ vf; Thompsonville, : Conn, u PI0TIJEE FRAMES OF ALL KINDS. Views of Eesidenoes made to order. Copying, Enlarging and Finishing in Ink, Water Colors and Crayons a specialty. Lightning, and later processes used daily at my studio. • 11 Sittings made . in ^cloudy , <pr| rainy weather ^ fi-'I" OLD SAWS IN 1HYME. On the spur of the moment; two birds with one stone' He's always best served who himself serves alone. Each stream its own channel will And; mch is life; Less talking, more doing; avoid needless strife. In prosperous times for adverse ones prepare; Of all this world's troubles eaclvone has nis share. Good riddance to rubbish bad; live and leUive; Who meddles with others milks his cowsiira sieve. In counselors mai)y is wisdom .indeed; * Make haste very slowly; more haste the less speed. 'Tis the first step that costs; what Is one person's meat ' '• Is oft for another a poison complete.; : s." By-gones have-never a right to be heard; Tlw heart is made siclc whemthe hope is deferred. Make yourself honey and flies eat you quick; It's neck orit's nothing; each trade has its trick. Small vessels should always keep close to the shore; Lose your dne, get no thanks; he is bad to the core. It's easy to give other people advice; Every one has his' faults; every man has his price. A golden load maketh the burden seem light; Upon their own danghills will roosters best fight. As well out of the'world as be out of the style; CreakiDg ships somehow manage to run a long while One apple that's bad will a bnrrelftal.spoil; Corporations no souls have, according to Hoyle. A man who convinced is against his own will, Of the self-same opinion will always be still. 'Tis better to do it than wish it were done; Let neveryour zeal your discretion outrun. Whipping the devil around the Stump. Bad Beginnings make endings that often are glad. Don't cross any bridge until to it you come," Binding makes not a book nor bricks make a home. Bo not after bad money good money throw: . Bad luck to turn back; money m&kes the mare go CHERRY RIPE. Cherries? Thanks. No. I haven't tasted a cherry in ten years. I used to be amazingly fond of them, but since my adventure at the haunted house, somehow I can't swallow one. What! hasn't Kitty told you? Well,then I will. A night like this, in the shadow of the vines, with the moon flitting through a sky of curds." and whey, and the wind rising, is the very time for a good ghost story. When Kitty and I were married, she had a great fancy for love in a cottage. It was a very convenient one, for I wasn't' quite up to a brown stone house, and I had had a surfeit of boarding-house in my bachelor life. - So when she said, "Oh, Selim, how splendid it would be to live in a little cottage in the woods somewhere, or-beside a lake, far from the hum of men," I instantly went to the real estate people and inquired for such a plape. I found one a$ last, a little thing' like a bird's nest on a hill, a brook at,the hiU's foot, a mountain An the distance, .and a big'cherry tree at SUMMER HATS -AT-Mrs. A. J. SMITH'S, 95 Main St., Thompsonville, Ct. Screens! Screens! •?: Lawn-Mowers! Adjustable Window Screens—the Best hcireen made?, also Door Screens, al-wiAf tohangi> laWn Mowers—The jasiest running In the market.**® J § 1 - ' Y» D06 COLLARS—All kinds ^anS sizes. Garden and Farming Tools, . , Bubber, Cotton and Linen Hose, mm \ Lawn Sprinklers, Hose Reels. MmSagSi ) _,,r atv Nozzles,.ud^Fsfpplles. ; • # ^4."| s J I S : Harnesses at all Prices—-Trunks, Bags, Whips, Etc. Le§efLiiiiliF0,t8*0,"cr8fOT Sprains,Sores,Cuts. FQr horses it is the best remedy known. toH& :$Hret^m arranted to cure every time or money refunded. Cfetferal Assortment of HABBWABE. g®1* ©ire us a Call. A: T. SMAIN ST., THOMPSONVILLE. Having a Fine assortment of Wagons, Carriages, Harnesses, etc. We are selling a I.ea£her Top Side-Bar, for^g. £«atli«rTop Side-Bar^Cwaing X^'or PIano«box), $125.00 l e a l i We The warra 3y mind; ^eeined lowr It was in great need of kalsoihini-ing, and the. well needed-cleaning; but that, the ageqi said, should be done at once. -And he made out the papers and laid them ready for my signature, and handed me a pen. "Stop a minute," he said,, as Pmade ready to write my name with the usual flourish—"stop a - minute, Mr. Swift; I never leave any one to do anything in the dark. The cottage has the reputation of being -haunted. It's fair to tell you so before you hire it." ^ . "Thanks," I said; "but I'm nofcpartic* ularly afraid of ghosts, and I'll take it, all the same." - ! A week afterward I took possession of the house. It was charming. A very small colored girl, with the large name of Zenobia, assisted my wife in the kitchen. Only in one thing did I disobey Kitty's wishes: I kept a small revolver in the bureau drawer. It was for the ghost. My obliging old frieud.and next neighbor, Deacon Peacoek, had assured me/ that the agent spoke' dnly the-truth about the ghost. However, some weeks passed and nothing disturbed us. : The cherry tree was full of white blossoms, and the currant bushes fldbrished, so did the box border. A big white rose surprised us by flowering profusely, and Kitty found a strawberry shrub growing near the fence. Deacon Peacock, in his great, white high hat, was almost our only caller, and he never came in. He used to stand at the gate and look over, and tell us about the crops, the spell of weather and the re-' vival; he left us tickets for strawberry festivals, and now and then some -vegetables or a dish of strawberries, and we grew very fonffolP liim. His advice in regard to our kitchen garden was valuable, and he was an oracle, as to weather. I remember his voice'still as he turned away one evening, saying to me: > "Look here, Swift, your ^heWIlf are coming; you've got to look out for them pesky thieves of birds, or you'll lose 'em all. I'll thow you how to-morrow." To-mon'owl Neither of us thought, as we watched the. deacon and the setting sun go down the hill together, what tomorrow might" bring forth, or that there might not be aTto-morrow fmt one of lis. We retired early at Dove Cote, that night particularly so. It was a dark, windy night; a storm coming up. The slam-miti^ of the shutters in. our Uttle parlor fiei was tall^hln and rigid, dance in a'sort of fiendish ati'd'l ^ the v dliiictly It It seemed to way, turning around and around; < and it pointed at me with a stiff, extended arm. I was < very "The, rascals have begun their tricks^ This lathe ghost. I drew thea^a^r to as protect Against any attach, and then ijpoke. -' "Whoever yoa are, 1 give you waruitfg that you are doing a dangerous thin^. 1^ alltheghysts you canbring can't frighten me ofit of thb housed -as they have those; - ' whtr lived jhere before me. ^I utipp*' I '-GGSISi I^ fastened the window and went up-*! stairs. Kitty slept in the back room. The front was our "spare room." The'- pistol was in a drawer in this apartment.-*;: I took it out, cocked it, and went ,to the1 window. There stood my ghost, or rather there he danced. To my fancy-he greatly resembled Mr. Moses, the agent. "I give you two minutes,'^ I^-sai^L "After that I flre." 'i , 1 waited two minutes, called, "Look out!" and then flred. I did not intend to wound the man, so I was not surprised that he did not fall; but I did hope to see him fly. He never stirred. I fired again* with the same result. My revolver carried six balls. -When three of them had been sent flying over the man's head, and he still stood there mocking me, I confess I felt a little nervous. Could it be that, after all, there were such- things ; as: g h o s t s f e V J ' I fired again, aiming a little lower still, but taking care to Avoid the head ; and i am a good marksman, if I say it. I fancied that I could frighten rny assailant thoroughly this time. The bullet passed within an inch of the shape. I saw-it. Bat he only turned fantastically about, and pointed at." me. Then superstitious terrors actually possessed me, and I aimed at the phantom as I flred my last shot. •. I aimed truly. The figure thiqew its arms in the air, and without a cry. fell ta the earth—evidently no ghost, but a solid body. x" "Great Heaven, I- have killed some one!" I cried, and rushed down stairs. With trembling hands I lit a lantern and unbarred the doors. The figure.lay on its face in a heap. A hat it had worn had rolled toward the porch. I picked it up. It was a well worn, tall white hat, with black crape on it. I held it close to the lighfr of the lantern. On the lining: was written' in red ink, the name, "Peter Peacock." So the deacon always marked his hats. I had killed our dear old friend;; at least I had wounded him.s--.T rushed to his side. "Deacon," I cried, "speafe to me; tell me y.ou are alive!" . * - • There was no motion, no answer; nothing living was ever so immovable. It did not occur to me then that the injury J seemed to have inflicted was mQi'p what might have been expected of a bombshell than of a pistol ball. Never shall I forget the liofror of' thq,t moment, .my terror, rny dismay. I had murdered iny good old neighbor. I could only thj.uk of that and qf poor Kitty's, feelings.. To get help and give myself HJJ, was my duty. I awoke ^enobia, .bade lii lock the dtiQr and sit jup i^ntjl n\f retqrttf and having attired j^yself mfqre 'Sqi^biyr forthe w^feuiadetmy erkins, aniEljaifn^ted -th^lSarful ©vents Of the;night. They listened, awe-stfickeR^ The squire asked one question * "What was Peacock doing tljere at that The doctor said nothmg. with an assistant surgeon, the squire's brother-in? law, and a hired man we mounted a wagon and went over to the Dove Cute as soon as the old horses would consent to take us. I nearly fainted on the way. I was more miserable than words Gould tell, The gray dawn was breaking when we arrived, and I sat down at the foot of thp See if there is any hope of bis life,I gasped. "I—cannot look at him flow," and I hid my ftice in my hands. The men solemnly climbed the hill, They were gone a long while. Tbei?p,was a great bustle; then silence. i/;, At last the squire came to me. .'..J® See here, Swift," be s"aid, "pluck, up courage. You must view the body an/J make your deposition ! for your wife's sake you want to keep out of trouble, Come on." _ I staggered to my feet. He led me up the hill.- Under the cherry Jtree they had spread a sort of bier—a door ft'om an old wood-house. A horse blanket hid what was upon it. But who was that leaning over the fence, shaking his wise old head? How the sight rejoiced'Old Peter Peacock, as hearty as ever.^j I didn't kill you then?" I cried. "Thank Heaven! Thank Heaven!" And I burst into tears.. * s 'No, Swift. "'Twasn't me," said old Peacock. "But you' have finished off some one.??:- * , ~ "Yes; you- must view thebo'dy/' said the squire. • . •- •J. could- bear it now,- though it wasjtijl terrible. 5 ,.;A The squire removed the blanket, and there^ clad in o.he of Mr. Peacock's ol4 suits, was A great crooked log of woodi with laths for arms and legs. It wore a shirt, a cravat, and mouldy old boots, and had a lot of jute by way of hair, on which the hat I had picked up was perched- I gazed, and said nothing^ The rest roared. , "Being city folks, you didn't know any-, thing about skeer-crows," said old Peter, Treaks of Insanity. ,s,Aii % rule insane men either die or are cured in the course of a few years, and of the former probably ninety per cunt, die of general paralysis. It is the result either of overwork or bodily excesses,aud generally attacks a man between the ages of thirty and forty. The premonitory symptoms are extreme exaltation and buoyancy of feeling. The victim is immensely powerful, he is an irresistible Adonis, he is* the most brilliantly- intellectual man of his day, or he is many times a millionaire and has an infallible recipe for making colossal fortunes on the shortest possible notice. A case is related of. a-Low Church clergyman who imagined himself a sort of assistant to the Triflity, and died perfectly happy in the belief that he was helping the Godhead by his ministrations, and thrusting into outer darkness all those- whose tenets were at variance with his own." The 'physician of a French lunatic asylum says: "I am frequently followed by a general who declares that he had just fought a great battle, and left 50,000 men dead on the field. At my side is a monarch whp talks of nothing but his subjects and provinces. Over there is the prophet Mohammed in person, denouncing in the name of the Almighty; and next him is the sovereign of the universe, who could with a breath annihilate the earth." An interesting fact in connection with the insane is the great age to which so many female lunatics live. A madwoman is really a first-class insurance risk. In almost every' lunatic asylum the women greatly outnumber the men, not only because they are so long-lived, but also because they are.so seldom cured. Insanity differs according to temperament. Pritch-ard says: "Choleric persons, or those who have black hair and eyes, with warjj|, vigorous constitution, become violeh®y maniacal, but have a shorter or motte acute distemper, more frequently terminating in a marked crisis than others; the sanguineo-phlegmatic, or persons of pale complexion with flaxen hair, fall more readily into a chronic disease; the dark-haired are 'gloomy monomaniac^; red-haired are violent, treacherous and dangerous." Excess of self-love, by the way, is an ingredient ip all cases of monomania. W;:;.: V''. • ' f Tliepe is no end to the curious tales told of the illusions of insane people, and the inmates of lunatic asylums are as incour -jj^tuous in their variety as the democracy f genius. In the asylum I haye iii'mind •e ia.an.old l^dytwbo does not believe atb=. She sees ^n fter,fellow-patients husband and as soon as he cpuld get breath; "and after I got home last night I thought that the birds might get at your cherries early in the morning, sol jest sot down, and made a' real good one, and took him, over* You were gone to bed, so I hung him in the tree. Never thought a word about the ghost, you know. Reporter from the paper woke me up to get particulars of tho'jHurder, and I-cdme over." fas much of that as I chose; but les/occasiqnalty ; with:iaj^3t ei results, Another woman imagines that she can ot .sit down, a«d suffers excruciating ortures if she is forced into a seat. Another disfigures her hands with all sorts of cabalistic signs and figures in i;pk, which, she says, are the Psalms. _She claims that she can write much better on h@r skin than on paper, apd insists upon the necessity of continaftlly recording the Psalms, because nobody else kui>ws them, and her memory - is so poor that she is afraid to trflst it. Besides whiph, if she did not renew the record from time to time, her body wfluld absorb them, and then- the doctors would have to dissect her to find them again. Another woman has worn her fingers down to the top joint by incessantly telegraphing on the walls to her dead husband. A case is recorded of a woman who • thought her bones were luminous, and ready to take fire, but who was cured by rubbing her sk}n with oil containing phosphorus, and pretending to extract the light. Among the male lunatics is One with the delusion that he is a grain of oqpn; A casual visitor would never dream that the man was insane, unless a chicken should happen along, when'the g^ain of corn would suddenly be seized with the direst kind of a panic and try to hide itself in the visitor's pocket. Another thinks he is a teapot and that his proper place, is.' on the stove. The man who thinks every woman he meets is in love with him is of course represented, but his vagaries are of a mild order aud rarely call for his keeper's interference. Not so Mr. Adam, who, if he had his way, would neither be Clothed" ner "in his right mind." . " . ' • One patient imagines that his rational soul has gradually perished under the displeasure of God, and that an animal life mferely .is left to him, in common with the brutes. - Another , fancies that his head has grown larger than bis body, that his are made*of ( glass, or that he has .a in his stomach.v. One man who thought; that'Ch'arles I. was hiding, in his stomach was temporarily cured by putting a large blister on his abdomen? at the instant it was dressed and the vessicated Skin snipped, a dressed-up figure was thrown;' from behind him, as if just extracted ftom his body. ^The patient beg Sieved in the performance, and 'was, filled at first, but an attack of indigestion ^taming, which he had associat-etfVwith- the delusion, he thought the wrefceheel Charles had reached his old hiding-place again, apd suffered a relapse. n Whenever it is possible, doctors always Motet the delusions of insafie people, and tfo'Wheita woman who'wa^ Stffferfng with tlsiaripMf trfemeGS declared that the boys b, window^, ' clear the tbafcth marriedvPsye desired to pr - sod A curious case is related of a man who had a mania of putting things in order. If articles of ladies' work 6r books were left ou the table, he would surreptitiously put them all in order, spreading the work smooth and putting the other articles in rows. He stole into other people's bedrooms to nrrange them, and was kept so busy running.from one room to another that he hadn't time to dress for meals, and sat down to dinner in.his dressing-gown. Frequently he took a walk in the evenings with a -lantern, because he had not been able to get ready earlier in the day. If it happened to be a starlight night, the disorder of the heavens would drive him wild. Another eccentric character made it a practise to open his window at a certain hour every night, and cry out murder exactly twelve times; also to go every day after dinner into the middle of the quadrangle of the asylum and throw his hat into the%air twelve times, vociferating at each throw. His motive was a notion that by this consistency aud uniformity of conduct he afforded a proof of his sanity. When his physician approached him; he recoiled with horror, exclaiming, "If you were to feel my pulse you would be lord paramount over me the rest of my life." . - Some lunatics never have any one permanent delusion. One man who fairly revelled in the art of lying always had a false report ready about his keepers—they ate his food, wore his clothes, and stole his tobacco. Once a week the lining of his clothes was unpicked, the bed ticking opened, and the head of the bedstead removed in a search for the knives and forks, the handkerchiefs, and brushes and combs which he had stolen from his fellow- patients, and the half-picked bones and pieces of bread which he had furtively abstracted from their plates. His madness mainly consisted, however, in a morbid love of being noticed. A story is told of an eccentric gentleman who went- around with a knife-grinder's outfit, and exulted in the havOc made in.the cutting instruments intrusted to him. Tfring of this, he started as an old-clothes dealer, and this getting irksome, he retqrned home, but instead of going in at * the door, he made a hole in the roof and entered that way. He amused himself at night by driving a pig-tied to a cord through the village, upon whose nose something had been fastened to make him squeak. He varied this performance by exchanging the farmery' cattle synd removing their gates, etc. Jt commonly surprises visitors to a lunatic asylum to find that insane people .are not for. a mpment«decefved by tlie_ de- ~1 1 *J * A s l t i H m ' n n ' 4 1I i n t u . ' . ? i n K £re,nopelessly,jjiad. Although a lunatic's mental freedom ffiay he destroyed, it does not follow that his consciousness is abolished- A minister who was galled upon to preach to a congregation °f lunatics treated them to a sermon he had written for children. Much to his surprise, he received an indignant letter from one of his listeners afterwards, reminding him that while they might be insane, they were not idiots, and that many Of them were fully his equals in education and in-telligenee. - A * It is an interesting fact, recorded by Pritchard and others, amoug savage natiuus mental diseases are almost unknown. They come forward with the dawning of civilisation, and keep pace with the advancement of mental culture The restraints imposed by social order the diversity of interests, the pressure of universal competition-, overwork, griefs, anxieties ' and disappointed hopes, the artificial life of cities, are-amoug the causes most influential among civilized people in the development of insanity. Many anecdotes are- narrated to illustrate the tact required-in dealing with lunatics. Among the inmates of an asy lum near Philadelphia was a man who was considered perfectly harmless, but who, having no home was allowed to remain there, being employed to show visitors around. 'The doctor went on the roof with him one day to see about re pairing it, when the man suddenly tamed and suggested that they shouidtjump down to the ground together. Immediately the doctor replied: "No, don't let's do that Any one can jump clown. Let's go down and see if we can jump up." The lunatic considered the point "well taken," and agreed. l£ is almost impossible to tell in many cases whether a lunatic is cured or not. There used to be a man in Staunton, Va.,. who had interroittent attacks of insanity. He always knew when they were coming, and would return to the asylum in good time for treatment. When a wedding was announced, to take place, he would volunteer to collect the hundred, doaen eggs necessary for the wedding eake,. but always with the proviso that he was not "in Umbo" when the time came. ^ I ; The head of a private asylum In Eugland was in the bath-room watchiug a number of lunatics bathe, when one of them called out: "Let's dt?Ck the doctor," and tHey all took up the cry.: Seeing his danger* the doctor said at once: "All rjght boys but suppose you give a cheer for him first;" and the noise of their cheering brought the keepers in to his rescue. The same doCtor was in a room wltb a.lupati& who by some means had possessed him-:, self of a carvhig knife. The liitiifile ttt^; formed him gravely that he had been oiM dained by God to cut -him into. little pieces, and much as he regretted it, he, shbuld be obliged to do it. •"Very,well,^ said the doctor, "of coarse, if that is thfe case, I shall make no attempt to prevent THE BURNT OFFERING. LESSON VI, THIRD QUARTER,1 IN' : TERNATIONAL SERIES, AUG. 6. Text of the : Xeason, Iiev, i, 1-9—Commit Verses 4, 5—Golden Text, Isa. liil, 6. Commentary by Ber. p. BL Stearns. [Condensed from LessonHelper Quarterly, by permission of H. S. 'Hoffman, Philadelphia, publisher.] We have but. three lessons assigned us in this preciouB book of living pictures of the truth as it is in Jesus. Of the flve offerings described in the first seven chapters, we have only this one lesson on the burnt offering, so that we must of necessity glance at the others in order to understand this. The sin offering tells us what we are, and points us to Christ who was made sin for us (2 Cor. v, 21),. the trespass offering, shows, what we do as the result of the'sin in us, and points to us Christ who bore our sins in His own body on the tree. (I Pet. ii, 24; iii, 18.) The burnt offering shows us Christ perfectly doing the Father's will and giving Himself an offering and a sacrifice to GWd for a sweet smelling savor (Eph. v, 2); and thus presenting to God as worshipers those whose sins He has put away; the meatoffering shows us Jesus Christ in His pure and holy life, doing always those things that please the Father (John viii, 29); and the peace offering brings before us the blessed result of all His toil and death. (Col. i, 2Qt Rom. v, L) In this first claper of Leviticus we have the burnt offering as a bullock, a lamb or kid, and a turtle dove or pigeon, but in each case it is said to be*"a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the Lord." (Vs.9,13,17.) These different grades (so to speak) of offerings were to suit the ability of the person offering; and in the case of the sin offering, if the person was not able to bring doves or pigeons, he might bring a little fine flour, and his sin was atoned for as if he had brought a lamb or two turtle doves or pigeons. (Lev. v, 7-18.) Does not thi? teaoh us that, though a person may but very feebly apprehend the meaning of the sacrifice <Jf Christ, yet if with true penitence for sin they look to Jesus as their substitute with ever so feeble faith, forgiveness is theirs as much as if they understood more fully? 1. "The Lord called unto Mosas and spake unto him .out of the tabernacle of the congregation." As He dwelt in the Holy of Holies above the mercy seat between the cherubim (Ex. xxv, 22), so He spake from off the mercy seat; not as He had spoken the words of the law from the burning, quaking Mt. Sinai, but.ffqin the propitiatory, a type of Christ. 2. "If any man of you bring an offering unto the Lord." No one is compelled to come, but "whosoever will" may come, and "him that cometh" in the appointed way is assured that he will in no way be cast out. 3. "A male without blemish." Whether it were of the herd or of the flock this it had to be; type of the Lamb of God without tarnish and without spot (X Pet. i, jl9), who \rill in dne time present faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy all who put their trust in Him. (Jude 24.) Although sorely tried by men and demons, even Judas Iscariot had to say, "I have betrayed innocent blood," and the demons testified that He was the Holy One of God. Truly jof, £Q.m,.andof Him only, coqld it be said, "In Him is co sin, He l^new to sin, He did no sin,- ^wia** the laying down of His life he jaid/'No man ta^eth it'trom me, but I laylt down of myself." (John ** 18.) 4. "He shall put His hand upon the head of the burnt offering." Thus fully identifying with it, as if to say, "I deserve tp die for My sin, but this unless sacrifice takes My place, to suffer in My stead for My sin which I have committed." 5. "And be shall kill the bullock * * * and sprinkle the blood." Without shedding of blood there is no remission (Heb. ix, 22); and although it is not possible for the blood of bulls or of goats to "take away sin (Heb. x, 4), the blood of Jesus Christ can and does cleanse from all sin (I John i, 7) all those to whom it is applied, that is, all who become .identified with Him by faith in Him. 6." "He shall flay the burnt offering and cut it into his pieces," C. H. M. says on this that "it was no mere surface work with Christ; the more the depths of His being were explored, the more clearlyv was it made manifest that pure devotion to the wiH of His Father and earnest desire for His glory were the springs of action in the: great antitype of the burnt offering; not only-as a whole, but in all-its parts, was the offering seen to be without blemish." 7. "Fire upon the altar, * * * wood in order upon the fire. * We think of the story of Isaac in Gen. xxii, and see Isaac carrying the wood, while Abraham carried the fire and the knife; then, a little later, we see the altar built, the wood laid in order, and Isaac bound and laid upon the wood ready to be slain and consumed; but the knife descends not upon Isaac, h? is spared, and in his stead; the lamb is slain and consumecL God spared hot his own Son; he carried the wood of the: cross, was nailed to it, and actually died: both as a sin offering and a burnt offering. The fire on the brazen altar speaks to us of God's holiness accepting .the sacrifice as a sweet savor unto Him (the burnt offering, meat offering and peace off&ring • were^weet savor offerings); but the fire without the camp which consumed the sin offering (Heh. iv, 12) speaks to us of the wrath of God against sin. Jesus was both our sin1 offering, suffering for our sinS, and also - our burnt offering, making us acceptable to God. It is also worthy of note in connection with the .fire that the words used in the Hebrew in reference to the burn* ing on the altar, and the burning without the camps, are entirely different words} the first signifying the burning as of incense, and the latter the burning as of that which is ao-. cursed. & "The head and the fati". 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VOL. IX. TJIOMPSO SYILLE, OO^^lTHURSDAYpAUGUST
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fgv5?r'V dijal Jtafap*
Physicians and Surgeons.
EF. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN
• - AND SURGEON.—Residence and
office No. 45 Pearl Street, Thompsonville,
Conn. Connected by Telephone. No. of
Call 8. Office hours—8.00 to 9.00 a. m.;
12.00 to 3.00, aud 6.00 to 7.30 p. m.
EO. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE
• Hours at Thompsonville, 8.30 to
11.30 a. in. and 7.00 to 9.00 p. m.—Saturdays
At 26 Pratt St., Hartford, 1.00 to 4.30
p. m., Saturdays excepted.
ggfp- Artificial Crowns a Specialty.
Mansley's Block, Main street, Thompsonville,
FIRST-CLASS WORK—LOWEST PRICES.
Hair Dressing and Shaving.
MICHAEL DONLON, HAIR DRESSER.
Fred. F. Smith's-old stand, under
Thompsonville Hotel, Thompsonville, Ct.
All branches of the business done in an
artistic manner. Please give me a call.
Attorney at Law.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Jlrs. Simpson's block, Main St„Thomp8onTille,Ct.
Pensions obtained and Government
^"•Particular attention given to Increase
Pensions. Every pensioner whose
disabilities have increased is entitled to
a n increase of pension. _
Meat and Fish Markets. »
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.
T"F» A P. A T»TlEixr,
Teacher of JS^Cusio,
The latest and most approved methods
used, and careful attention given to form-ing
I am agent for several First-class
Piano and Organ makers, and offer their
instruments on favorable terms.
N EW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD
JULY 22, 1888.
Trains leave Springfield,Going South,for
NEW YORK—Express: trains at 1.58,
2 08 (daily,* except Monday), 7.50,
11.45 a. m.; 1.58 and 4.10 p. m.; also
1.58 a. m. Sundays, and 6.33 p. m.
daily, including Sundays.
FOR NEW HAVEN—Accommodation trains
connecting withexpress trains forNew
York, at 5 45, 7.00,9.25 and 11.50 a..m;
2.25, 4.30, 6.40 and 8.10 p. m. Sundays
Only—Accommodation for New
Haven at 7.30 a. m.
LONGMEADOW—5.52, 7.09,9.34,12.00 a.m.;
'2.34, 4.39, 6.47, 8.19 p. m.
THOMPSONVILLE—6.01. 7.18, 9.43 a.m.;
12.09, 2.43, 4.48, 6.56, 8.28 p. m.
ENFIELD BRIDGE—6.06, 7.23, 9.48 a. m.;
12.14, 2.48, 4.53, 7.01, 8.33 p. m.
WAREHOUSE POINT—6.11, 7.28, 9.53 a.m.;
12.20., 2.54, 4.59, 7.06, 8.38 p. m.
WINDSOR LOCKS—6.16,' 7.33, 9.58 a.m.;
12.25, 2.59, 5.04, 7.11, 8.43 p. m.
WINDSOR—6.27, 7.45, 10.10 a. m.; 12.37,
3.12, 5.17, 7.22, 8.55 p. in.
Trains leave Hartford, Going North, for
SPRINGFIELD, Boston, Albany, Northampton,
Brattleboro, Bellows Falls,
Montreal, and all points on the Connecticut
River line—Express trains at
1.47 a. m. (daily,except Monday), 2.20
. m. (daily) and 11.38 a. m. (local
express) ; 12.05,12.17, 2.20 and 6.50 p.
m. (daily); accommodation trains at
5.55, 8.13 and 9.26 a. m.; 1.35, 4.40,
,20, 9.30 and 11.25 p. m.
WINDSOR—6.10, 8.26, 9.40, 11.51 a.m.;
1.50, 4.53, 6.35, 9.44, 11.39 p. m.
WINDSOR LOCKS—6.23, 8.37, 9.53 a. m.;
12.02, 2.03, 5.07, 6.46, 9.55,11.52 p.m.
WAREHOUSE POINT—6.29, 8.44, 9.58 a.m.;
2.09, 5.12, 6.51, 10.00, 11.58 p. m.
ENFIELD BRIDGE—12.03, 6.35, 8.47, 10.03
a. m.; 2.14, 5.17, 6.55, 10.04, p. m.
THOMPSONVILLE—12.08, 6.41, 8.52, 10.08
a. m.; 12.14,' 2.19, 5.22, 7.00, 10.09,
LONGMEADOW—12.16, 6.51, 9.00, 10.16 a.
m.; 2.28, 5.32, 7.08, 10.17, p.4 m.
SUFFIELD TO WINDSOR LOCKS—7.10
9.30 a. m.; 1.40, 4.80, 6.10 p. m.
WINDSOR LOCKS TO . SUFFIELD—8.15,
10.12 a. m.; 2.04, 5.08, 6.48 p. m.
Pocket TIME TABLES can be obtained
from the Ticket Agents at stations.
: . fell?
Piano-forte, Organ Flaps: & Harmony.
, ,r . Address P. O. Box 462,
-v Thompsonville, ----- Conn.
L. P. ABBE &-SON,
Organ and Piano Stools, ^
' Sheet Music, Etc. •
. Agent for ^several first-class Pianos.
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