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'W ^afi ' ' . V - l v 9 ^ r ; > f ^ . C ' - _ ^ T « ?S|PPSf 'i, .'' .• F^^:V'V^V;'; V 'V. v : ;. ' .. W-Jjlfl zJt^. t&T' *• • • »'.--v, K-S.?-X.: ; mt »• i « . • i -1 isov • A !i'-' *Ui " !A j ~v *'l s'A^' ; / »i -1 K/"* SB' * .4 1^5," VOL. X. THOMPSONVILLE, CONN., THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1889. NO. 15. tmitifss |Ht'4tl^g» Physicians and Surgeons. EP. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN • AND SURGEON.—Residence and • Dice No. 45 Pearl Street, Tliompsonville, Conn. Connected by Telephone. No. of Call 3. Office hours—8.00 to 9.00 a. m. 12.00 to 3.00, and G.00 to 7.30 p. m. o CULIST AND AURIST. J.C. MITCHIE,M.D.,SPECIALIST IN Dis- 8ASBS OF THE EYE, EAE.TIIHOAT AND NOSE. CATARRH AND CATARRHAL DEAFNESS. Eyes tested for Glasses. Office—Room 10, Gill's Art Building, Springfield, Mass. Dentistry. EO. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE • Hours at Tliompsonville, 8.30 to 11.30 a. m. and 7.00 to 9.00 p. in.—Saturdays all day. At 2G Pratt St., Hartford, 1.00 to 4.30 p. m., Saturdays excepted. Artificial Crowns a Specialty. BH. THORNTON, • DENTIST, Mansley's Block, Main street, Thompson-ville, Conn. FIRST-CLASS WORK—LOWEST PRICES. Hair Dressing and Shaving. MICHAEL DONLON, HAIR DRESSER. Fred. F. Smith's old stand, under Tliompsonville Hotel, Tliompsonville, 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. Hrs.Siuipson'a block. Main St,, ThoinpsonviIle,Ct. ggg2" Pensions obtained and Government Claims prosecuted. 8gF~Particula.r attention given to Increase Pensions. Every pensioner whose disabilities have increased is entitled to an increase of pension. Tailoring. ANDRE, Custom Tailor.—Gent's garments of every description cut and made to order; also Cleaning, Dyeing and Repairing done. Mrs. Simpson's block, *">4 rrl Conn. W. Main St., Thompsonville, 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. PIANOS! lindeiiiHii & Sons, Steinway & Sons (as a ood-^sThe best.) The Slrabert (a % :" fine medium piano. Also, the J'nenmatic Symphony, two organs in one—two instruments in a singlu case. Xj. P. ABBE cfc SOKT, Thompsonville, Conn. IH.A P. ATiT iEM, Teacher of IS/T-asio, Lindsey's Block (Room 1), Thompsonville, Conn. Also agent for the Finest PIANOS and ORGANS sold iu this vicinity. Can refer to scores of purchasers. Musical merchandise of every description on hand, or obtained at short notice. DENSLOW KING, —TEACHER OF— Piano-forte, Organ Playing & Harmony. Address P. O. Box 462, Thompsohville, ----- Conn. Printers and Publishers. THE PARSONS PRINTING COM-pany, Steam-Power Printers, and Publishers of THK THOMPSONVILLE PRESS, opposite the depot, Thompsonville, Conn. Miscellaneous. A . R. IiEETB, UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER, 45 AND 47 MAIN ST., THOMPSONVILLE, . . . "CONN. Telephone connections direct with istore. -• fe£$£ CHARLES E. PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer in Wood and Coal. Wood a specialty— Chips for sale. Moving and heavy teaming ione on reasonable terms. •Thompsonville, Conn. JAMES WATSON. GRAIN, MEAL and Feed for sale at reasonable prices. Custom grinding done at the usual rates. 1 full supply always on hand. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. gggr°"Custom grinding done also at the . North mill, on Springfield road. N. P. PALMEK, PHOTOGRAPHED, Thompsonville, - Conn. PI0TUEE FRAMES OF ALL KINDS. Views of Residences made to order. Copying, Enlarging and Finishing in Ink, Water Colors and Crayons a specialty.; Lightning, and at my studio. iSSSS&i® later processes used Sittings -o??r rainy Iglggg weather JAMES & F. E. FIRE INSURANCE AGENT, IBf- ^HO^SONVlLLK^i i "«i% Insurance placed at the: lowest rates,, and losses promptly paid by the following first-class companies: •• * 2BTNA, HARTFORD, PHCENIX, ISTORTH BBmsH and MERCANTILE ; FIRE ASSOCIATION of Philadelphia; NIAGARA and CONTINENTAL of N. Y. sfip- The attention of investors fs called to the Loans of the Iowa Mortgage Co. (6 »«r cent, interest gwrantmy on Farm X<ands to amounts ftom #300 to $6,000. - Also, agent for Canard and Allan lines steamers. - * > *> ^ " \ Foil particul&rs'on application to B. BIiY, Ageixt, Clerk's Office*?*.* %ml flnaiitm iiwrfotg, Banks and Banking. THE R. D. & ROBT. E. SPENCER CO., BANKERS.—OFFICE HOURS, 10)£ A.M. to 12 M.; 2 to 3 r. M. COMMENCED BUSINESS IN 1887. . Transact a General Banking Business. Deposits received subject to check at sight. Issue Time certificates of Deposit (a limited number) bearing 6 per cent, interest. Sell Kansas 7 per cent. Farm Mortgages. Principal and Interest guaranteed. Several constantly on hand. We desire'any one interested to call and examine them. SAVINGS DEPARTMENT. Deposits commence to draw interest from the first of each month. Dividend days, January 1st and July 1st. This department has steadily increased, and has been highly gratifying to us. The convenience of our departments especially recommend it for the personal and shopping accounts of ladies. Persons who receive a monthly income from rents, children who wish to save their earnings; clerks, farmers and employes, will find it convenient to make deposits in small amounts. Deposits can be Withdrawn on - Demand. R. D. Spencer's property and Spencer's building on South Main street, is the security for your deposits; also a §15,000 bond is payable to Rev. J. F. George, F. E. Ely and T. I. Pease, in case of any dishonest action on our part. Every one who is obliged to work for his living should make a point to lay up money for that "rainy day" which we are all likely to encounter when least expected. Money deposited with us is safe; is rapidly increasing; is always ready for use when needed, and is free iVom many uncertainties of life-insurances, endowment policies, and all alike dazzling plans of providing for the future. The expense of smoking three ten-cent cigars, principal and interest, at the end of ten years is $1,471.56; at the end of 50 years is $54,102.14. Draw your own conclusion. THE R.D.&R.E.SPENCER CO. NOTE—We are doing a safe, increasing, paying business, as our expenses are very small. I am responsible for all transactions, and oversee all negotiations. I respectfully ask for youi co-operation in building up a large business, which will be a benefit to our town. R. D. SPENCER. LIFE IS ALL RIGHT. Railroads, NEE W YORK, NEW HA YEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD. JUNE 20, 1889. Trains leave Springfield,Going South,for NEW YORK—Express trains at 1.58, 2.08 (daily, except Monday), 7.50, 11.45 a. m.; and 1.58 p. m.; also 1.58 a. m. Sundays, and 6.33 p. m daily, including Sundays. FOR NEW HAVEN—Accommodation trains connecting with express trains forNew York, at 5.45, 7.00,9.25and 11.50a..m; 3.00, 4.30, 6.40 and 8.25 p. m. Sundays Only—Accommodation for New Haven at 7.30 a. m. LONGMEADOW—5.52, 7.09,9.34', 12.00 a.m.; 3.09, 4.39, 6.49, 8.?4 p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—6.01, 7 . 1 8 , 9.43 a . m . ; 12.09, 3.18, 4.48, 6.59, 8.43 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—6.06, 7.23? 9^48 a. m.; 12.14, 3.23, 4.53, 7.04, 8.48 p. m. WAREHOUSE POINT—6.11, 7.28, 9.53 a.m.; 12.20, 3.28, 4.59, 7.10, 8.53 p. m. WINDSOR Locks—6.16, 7.33, 9.58 a. m.; 12.25, 3.33, 5.04, 7.15, 3.58 p. m. WINDSOR—6.27, 7.45, 10.10 a. m.; 12.37, 3.45, 5.17, 7.25, 9.10 p. m.. The August winds is snifHn' round the bloomimg locust trees, And the clover in the pastur' is a big day for the bees, And they've been a-swiggin' honey, above-board and on the sly, Till they stutter in their buzzin' and stagger as they fly. There's been a heap of rain, but the sun's out to-day, And the clouds of the wet spell is all cleared away, And the woods is all the greener, and the grass is greeney still; It may rain again to-morrow, but I don't think it will. Some say the crops is ruined, and the coin's drowned out, And prophesy the wheat will be a failure, without doubt; But the kind Providence that has never failed us yet, Will be on hand once more at the 'leventh hour, I bet! Does the meadow-lark complain, as he swims high and dry, Through the waves of the wind and the blue of the sky ? Does the quail set up a whistle in a disappointed way, Or hang his head in silence and sorrow all the day ? Is the chipmuck's health a failure ? Does he walk, or does he run ? Don't the buzzard's ooze around you there just like they've always done ? Is.there anything the matter with the rooster's lungs or voice ? Ought.mo r t a l s be c o m p l a i n i n g when dumb animals rejoice ? Then let us, one and all, be contented with our lot; August is here this morning and the sun is shining hot. Oh, let us fill our hearts with the glory of the day, And banish ev'ry doubt and care and sorrow far away J Whatever be our station, with Providence for our guide, Such fine circumstances ought to make us satisfied; For the world is full of roses, and the roses full'of dew, And the dew is full of heavenly love that drips for me and you. 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, 2.20 and 6.50p. , m. (daily); accommodation trains at 5.55, 8.03 and 9.26 a. m.; 1.35, 4.40, .20, 9.35 and 11.25 p. m. WINDSOR—6.10, 8.18, 9.40, 11.51 a. m.; 1.50, 4.53, 6.35, 9.48, 11.39 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.23, 8.29, 9.53 a. m.; 12.02, 2.03, 5.07, 6.46, 9.59, 11.52 p.m. WAREHOUSE POINT—6.29, 8.34, 9.58 a.m.; 2.09, 5.12, 6.51, 10.04, 11.58 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—12.03, 6.35, 8.39, 10.03 a. m.; 2 . 1 4 , 5 . 1 7 , 6 . 5 5 , 1 0 . 0 8 , p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—12.08, 6.41, 8.44, 10.08 a.. m.; 12.14, 2.19, 5.22, 7.00, 10.13, p. m. LONGMEADOW—12.16, 6.51, 8.52, 10.16 a. m.; 2.28, 5.32, 7.08, 10.21 p. m. SUFFIELD BRANCH. SUFFIELD TO WINDSOR LOCKS—7.10 9.30 a. m.; 1.40, 4.30, 6.10 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS TO SUFFDSLD—8.16j 10.12 a. m.; 2.04, 5.08, 6.48 p. m. Caleb Bostwick's Luck, 8gp»Pocket TIME TABLES can be obtained from the Ticket Agents at stations. ALL WORK GUARANTEED. THOMPSONVILLE Monumental, Works. LIBERTY&IINGSBDRY, Prop'rs, [Successors to the late Samuel Harris,] THOMPSONVILLE, - CONN. We are, now prepared to handle and sell the celebrated QUINCY' GRANITE, at very reasonable prices for first-class work. This Granite is noted as being one of the best in the world for Memorial work. Plans and estimates furnished for every description of Monumental and Memorial Work in Marble,Granite and Brownstone. Work in cemeteries duplicated* Fine Flower Carving and Lettering a specialty. We can and will give first-class references.' - $4.00 $5.00 arloSP' 5 m. Five, hundred subjects at ONE DOLLAR for 5 ft. MRLOlt EASEL Picture Frames, Largest Stocfk and Best Styles. Lowest prices for good work. X J? •<!&, #Mf>. Poor Caleb was in despair. The most persistent and relentless sort of ill-luck had pursued this meek and exemplary little man for so long that he had grown quite accustomed to having things go more or less awry with him, and he ordinarily accepted Fate's small spiteftilness quite as a'matter of course. But this last misfortune seemed too much for even Caleb Bostwick's admirable patience and forbearance. For a brief space he wavered between te'ars Snd profanity over his crowning ill-fortune; then, at last, his manhood asserted "itself and he mildly swore. ; He said: "Well, it's too blamed bad!" It really was too bad. For a score of long and weary years Caleb had risen early and wrought late for the very moderate stipend that he received weekly from the great commercial house which had just failed—failed so completely and thoroughly that there would not be enough left to pay ten cents on each dollar of its obligations. It was a terribly severe blow to Caleb. He had grown from boyhood into a man— now neither young nor old—in the uninterrupted enjoyment of his one bit of unvarying good fortune, the little pay envelope every Saturday night with his week's wages to take home to his patient little wife and his four chubby little boys. It had often been hard work to keep the wolf from breaking in at the door, and the five pairs of small shoes from breaking out at the toes. Yet Caleb, despite his trials, had been able to go Whistling merrily to the "store" of morning, and his wife could chirrup a cheery song as she wiped the breakfast dishes in the cozy kitchen that always looked as if its face was newly washed. There had been long weeks of whooping cough, mumps and measles, that had kept the diminutive savings bank account from ever reaching three figures, however, and there was but little to stand*between their humble happiness and cruel want. •. ^ And now the snow was beginning to make its approach felt in the air, and only that very morning the cheery little woman had said as she kissed him good-bye for the day: "You good little Poppy, you must begin to get rich soon, or else you'll have to have some one die and leave you a new overcoat, and you must bring home the money for the.rent to-night." , The new overcoat was a thing that he felt he ought to have, but the rent was an imperative demand that would not be put off. And now the coat was entirely out of the question, and the savings bank account must dwindle for the landlord's potent sake." The failure of !Bangs, Bings & Buncombe, though an overwhelming calamity jo him, was not his only misfortune, f6r, as he turned froin the closed doors to which the^iheriff's deputies held the key he discovered that the small roll of money remaining over ftom last week's wages wfeeklyVbills &M been; 4n some ^©ysteri^na - m^noer escaped from the; snt^^roteiBUpn i>t his tflMlWt ' 'pocket^; ^ Fc&stbly &ie stfaye and polite stranger who apologized so gracefully for jostling him at the ferry landing could have told what had become of the money. But this was only surmise. The fa<H itself was beyond conjecture; the money was gone. True, it was only a few paltry one and twcMdollar. bills—only ''aces ajad dacps^as the^de-futidt flfp's dashing traveleiyMarry Slim Id/ have feald,, Vqi] ]i more crushing £o" pool:' ufcle&^cdihing upon the heels of the other disaster, than the nnsnccesftil opening of, 1.he, richest kind of a jack-pot would have been to ttys gay and brilliant Harry, and Caleb remarked (this time pfivately and to the inner self), "Well, dash it all any wayi" whatever there was of comfort and relief in these 'scape valve emissions from an overcharged heart,; they did, not furnish the curative solace of resource or expedient. What to do was the immediate problem. A week before Caleb's uncle had said to him that if he, Caleb, could lay his hand upon twelve or fifteen hundred dollars there was a chance for him and the cash in the old gentlemen's factory, together with a sure income of more than double the wages the little man had been receiving. What good, however, was such an offer to Caleb! He was as far from having §1,500 as from the moon. Moodily he turned toward the bank to draw the sum necessary to pay the rent, and, passing in, after a tedious wait for the doors to open, he saw the little savings that stood between him and dire distress shrink into still more alarming insignificance. He left the bank with a heavy heart, and, fearful lest he might again become the victim of cruel fortune, he kept the limpsey little bank book, with its modest fringe of ends of bank notes, tightly "clasped in his hand. Turning the corner of the nearest "short cut," he found himself among a throng of men, some interested, some idly curious, all attentive to the words of a dapper gentleman, who was volubly soliciting bids on something which Caleb was too much occupied with, other matters to notice; far back of the dapper and verbose gentleman stood the polite and suave stranger who had apologized at the ferry landing for jostling Caleb and who might have taken the roll of money. Hoping against despair, Caleb pressed forward through the crowd, and, bank book in hand, waved a frantic signal toward the stranger. "Ah, yes! thank you, sir," chattered on the dapper ai^ptioneer. "Thirty-one did you say? Going at thirty-one, 'rty-one, 'rty-one; will no one say thirty-two? Last call; gentlemen! Going, going, gone! This gentleman gets it at f31,000, and mighty cheap, too. Name, please?" and he smiled blandly at Caleb. The poor little man was utterly confounded. He saw that he had unwittingly bid off some valuable piece of property, and a feeling of horror came over him as he felt that he must publicly disavow his intention and explain that he only wanted to arrest the attention of a well-dressed gentleman whom he suspected of being a thief. He stammered out: "My name is Bostwick!" and as the crowd parted to enable him to advance he felt that it would be a merciful dispensation to be permitted to sink through the earth to—even China, Clutching his bank book more firmly, he sought to make a whispered explanation -to the auctioneer who stood in bland and smiling expectation. At this critical moment a hand on his shoulder—the bank boofe face s the intruder who-hindered the cu mination of his day's misery.Ix: '"0n moment, Mr. Bostwick," said a "voice in his ear, "don't settle yet, if you please. Will you take a thousand for your bargain?" "No, sir," stammered poor Caleb, anxious to explain. "I don't want—" "Fifteen hundred then, say fifteen hundred and I'll give you a check right here." "Really," gasped Caleb—"I'll tell you what I'll do," persisted the stranger. "I'll give you $2,000 to turn the bargain over to me. My old man wants the house, but I'm blessed if I'll give a penuy over $33,000 for it. Will you take it? Yes or no! Quick!" Caleb's eyes began to bulge. He realized that he was being offered §2,000 to back out of his blunder. With one supreme effort he refrained from falling dead at the feet of his persistent stranger, and with strange procrastination asked: "But why did you not bid it off yourself?" "Didn't -get here till after you'd got your work in; I thought the old fellow wouldn't begin the sale so early. Is it a trade?" "It is," gasped Caleb, as he saw the stranger draw out from his wallet a handful of certified checks and select two of §1,000 each from the goodly feUowship of the greater ones. r • The stranger drew a fountain pen from its case and fitted it to its holder. "You see," he remarked, as he indorsed the checks, "I like to get.things all settled up tight and fast while I am about it, so there will not be any backing out." "So do I," said Caleb simply. ' (For THE PRESS.) . BBEEZES FfiOM OLD ]JEPTUNE. A City by the Sea, Patient Fishermen, A lucky Catch. A Popular Summer Besort. A Hotel which seems like home. . How to make a town .prosper: Write about it. Beautify the streets. Be friend ly to everybody. Keep the sidewalks in good repair. Sell all you can and buy-all you can at home. If you are in fair circumstances, invest in something—employ somebody. Be courteous to strangers that come among you, so they will go away with good impressions. Always cheer on the men who go in for improvements— your portion of thfe cost will be nothing but what is just. Don't ' kick' at any proposed improvement because it is not at your own door, or for fear your taxes will be raised a few centrf. .. r oath, there was; one church , member: -.to. every. 14.5 of the population, vvhich would give a total ot200,000. In 1889 th«eJs one church membeivto every three of the population,that is, 2O,O0O,QOO. A hundred yearsagoi'there 1 werfeinOtMethOdists, enough in the whole-countiry to- make^sOp a camp-meeting; now. they number more communicants than them were people on the continent then. A ltaradred years the Baptists were persecuted-and^banne in the north aud in the south; tos-dajf tq^ are foremost in reputation and in «aher*| ents. A hundred years ago. the Con"*"^ gationat churches ip Nefl? part of tfiie state; thfeir grdwtM an. ence are the result of tlielr dlsest mentr A hundred years ago the Epi church, which was .discredited hy,#Br learnings, and whose parsons were hiblted from drunkenness by statut thij^year of grace -ft,. a*- wcofaieS ; church" of Washington and Madt leader in good words and works.. A J dr^ Pre^yterian <?* i J. GLOUCESTER, August 12th. It appears to be natural for "a person who lives in an inland town to yearn for the sea, when the meltiDg weather of summer begins to prevail. Especially is it the fact ,that one desires to look upon the ocean, if he has ever resided near it, inhaling the bracing air which comes from its vast expanse of water. There is no more sublime wonder on the globe than the sea. The variety of scenery it presents is amazing. On a calm* sunlit day it will be mild, acting as if it would charm a be? holder to set sail upon its depths; but the next hour its mood will change, so that it will deport itself like an angry monster, whose ire has been excited by some unknown cause. The waves will roar and clash as if they were conflicting with one another, while the spray will be dashed high upon the rocks, so that a person not accustomed to viewing such a sight would tremble with horror. Artists are.endeavoring to portray the varied types of scenery which are afforded by the: ocean. Hundreds of grand marine views have been painted. They grace the parlors of the fortunate men and women who could afford to buy them. But there are so many different pieces of scenery that a person can secure on our great coast, that artists are traveling at all seasons of the year, hoping to be able to do justice to them on canvas. Frequently w.e hear that people grow weary of life among the mountains. After the latter are seen for one summer, multitudes of persons do not want to repeat the experience. With the ocean, however, it seems to be different, for when visitors are satisfied with what they have seen on one point of the coast, they will go to another. Man delights in gazing upon things" of beauty. At the same time, he has a joyous gratification in beholding what is terrible and dangerous, which causes him to realize his weakness. The immense ocean, with its irresistible power,combines these elements of attraction which have just been named. We know that people who came from "Merrie England" to settle in our old Bay State of Massachusetts must have loved the favored land of their birth, for they gave English names to the new . places where they began to live. Evidently they did not wish sweet memories of the towns they had moved from in their native land to vanish from their minds. One of the most widely known sea-coast Cities in Massachusetts is Gloucester. It d A difergyman writing to the St. Louis Republic says: . . "In 17891 when Washington took the£ -bpy,g ''wjto *ea£ bloocl ,aBd >tou.n^er iiovels large town in the New World had been thought of. Gloucester is situated thirty-one miles from Boston, on Cape Ann, whictils a tract of land appearing to the beholder as if it were shaped like a scythe, stretching out into Massachusetts Bay. The town was settled, so far as definite information can be obtained, in 1624. With the pious disposition of the Puritans, the people to begin with gave attention to their religious needs. A church was organized, which was no doubt evangelical in creed, and Rev. Mr. Forbes was called as one of the early ministers. A man named Thompson was among the first merchants. There continues to be a number of persons in the city who bear that name. The original settlers of the place appreciated the desirability of it as a fishing station. It is within two or three days-sail of the island of Newfoundland. The "Banks," as they are termed, in the latter island, are nearly six hundred miles long, and the water abounds With herring, cod and salmon. If Pittsburg is famous for its coal smoke, if Chicago is celebrated for sending to market millions of animals whose meat we call pork, surely Gloucester .mayi.be called the "City of Fish." It is presumable that there is no city of its size in our republic where such an enormous business is done in the catching, curing and sale of the eatable vanities of the finny tribe. Germany's-city of Cologne is distinguished for its thousand and one perfumes. They delight the nostrils pf the visitor. But no sooner does the traveller enter Gloucester, when he detects a peculiar odor floating in the air. This odor is not the delicate extract of white rose; it is not patchouly; it is not the odor of new-mown hay,, suggestive, of farm life, but the odor might be termed "extract of fish." Old. residents are not annoyed: by it, and they prove that man is so versatile as to suit himself to any circumstances. A good number of firms send out schooners to the George^, and the Banks of Newfoundland for codfish. Other firms >have vessels which go;to Labrador to patch halibut, the latter kind of fish, always Bringing a fine'price.. The stories which the skippers, fishermen and sailors tell of their adventures jon board the schooners, arefasoinating.- ProctorBrothers of that city ; have' published, a book of such - anecdotes^: They are thrilling in intent. If would.fojrsakesuchtrashyliteratureand peruae tiie true narratives of adventures 6n th«- sea, they. would not only be ^nsefu} kiw>wl* dge,, ,, i. Tte wiviis of th6 flshermen tell visitora that no human: being can1 understand how painfully anxious they are when their-hus-, 3 are(Of on lpqg.trips,, No one who , a sail on briny deep,»can.,have ajustldeaof the iriWA rdiaftnmgreernst wwhhiicchh ssuurrrrdounnndd these brave mea. In catching codfish they most te.ttottfefct to be ftU of schooners » heinehijnM a thiok fog will arise, men cannot see their way to tbem. Then it is a matter of life or death with the poor men. In some cases they perish, because they row until they die with fatigue, or from the effects of hunger and thirst. Fortune smiles upon them, if they are picked up by a chance vessel and saved. There are not a few sailors in Gloucester who have come so near to death that they have drank their own blood, or blood drawn voluntarily from the arm oi a messmate, according to lot, to save them ftom perishing with thirst. The ocean is the aqueous cemetery, as it were, where many persons who were husbands, brothers and fathers in the city, are lying until that momentous day when the Creator declares that the ' 'sea shall give up its dead." A person would naturally suppose that it would be difficult for the owners of vessels which are sent forth on.trips for fish, to hire men/or the work; bnt no such difficulty presents itself. In spite of its rough hardships and frightful dangers, the business is fondly liked by a large class of men. The food which is served to all the employes on board of these schooners is excellent, and the fishermen earn better wages than they could at some other kinds of labor. When a visitor goes npon the wharves he is apt to ask himself such questions as the following: "Who are the people who eat such lots of fish ? Where are they sent to ?" He sees codfish, hake, pollock and mackerel taken out of the vessels in huge quantities. He gazes with wonder at'big piles of fish lying on long tiers of board, covered with cloth, where they are being dried. If he visits the Gloucester and Boston steamboat wharf, aud the railroad freight houses, he will be intensely astonished, for he will there notice boxes of fish marked for cities and towns in the far West. The sea with her products is like a mother to Gloucester, for the people owe to it a large share of their prosperity. The people are enterprising in business affairs. As might be expected, industries are carried on which pertain to the needs of fishermen. There is a large manufactory which turns out various sizes of anchors for schooners, yachts and smaller boats. The celebrated LePage's ljquid glue is produced here, which can stick all reasonable objects,keeping them together, except unhappy, uncongenial married couples. Several artisans are kept busy in making boats, which are in strong demand by fishermen, as so many of them are lost or broken to pieces by accidents, that a full outfit of them must be furnished on every schooner. A more cordial hearted class of men, women and children are seldom seen than are the inhabitants of this place. They comprehend what trouble is, suffering as Lany: of them.dQ.from the ravages of the generous aid to any call for benevolence. There are fine schools, and the course of instruction . is not only extensive but thorough. Religiously the people are well provided for, as such denominations as the Congregationallsts, Baptists, Methodists, Unitarians, Universalists and Episcopalians are all represented by flourishing churches. Thus a person can have his choice of theology, being sure of finding some truth at least in any creed. The Sawyer public library is a praiseworthy institution. The managers seek to procure every readable book soon after it is published, for the benefit of patrons. Two daily newspapers,both of them issued in the afternoon, are successfully sustained, and one weekly paper has a large list of subscribers. Several granite companies work quarries of this material within the city's boundaries. T.he granite is of a pleasing color, and is capable of being splendidly finished. It is freighted to all parts,of the country. The material for some of thegrand buildings inWashington, New York and Boston came from the rock-ribbed region of Cape Ann. The laborers in these quarries show a queer conglomeration of human nature, for one can see the "right" smart" Yankee, the stolid: German, the active Frenchman, the thick-set Findlander, the blonde Swede, the meditative swarthy-faced son pf Italy, the sturdy Scotchman and the witty native of the Emerald Isle. v : While.your correspondent:was. at Gloucester he took walks to Pigeon Cove and Rock port. The former village is a popular summer re'sort, and has two admirable hotels, It is said there are not so many visitors as were seen last season. Young men seem to,be scarce articles. Certain belles, with trunks replete with pretty costumes, who had prepared to break masculine hearts in. desperate flirtations, are sadly disappointed. They linger on piazzas, or ride, driving their own horses, or take long, tramps on the roads, and they look as if they were sighing the refrain to themselves, "O, how lonesome we are!" As^the visitor wanders; around the fish houses at Lanesville, Folly Gove and Pigepv Cove, he pljserves that the- flaher-men~ have a discouraged look. All sorts of edible fish are scarce, while lobsters, are neither plentiful nor large. These toilers by the sea, how«*e*< have learned, torbe patient; They arehopetylly waltUig hnvw th« idea,that the.v will secure rich-harveste lrom theit netd and lobster pots Sext inofith;' Occiuiibnly a fisherman'*: yart;iB;cbeei»d by- a luekyi'catch.. At FlnmCov^Jn tMf cityy$rejB wee)».sin,ce, amwpqmoth.wb^,e was captor^, which niust iave yj^ed the man who fonnd him-a'gtfod s^ibf money. ^ A &w daya^ago; anotbfer fiBherinan caught A; turtle, miles ot$ creatpawasM and his weight :was estimated - at five hWdted poiinito An epicure would sma^ lookingat him. ^ at least, a home-like: hotel Kimbair doose,, oil Allston prieuwv H- H. Kimball, who 4* a public schppl teacher, has ^d^.ht^Pjjp^so fkMulit month, a Wstimdnlal of thelr ap-, prestation. The -location ls not noisy, therooms are#easantfthatable DAVID IS ANOINTED KING. LESSON VIII, THIRD QUARTER, INTERNATIONAL SERIES, AUG. 25. nm Text of the Lesson, I Sam. xvi, 1-13—Commit Verses 11-13—Golden Text, I Sam. xri, 7—Commentary by the Rev. D. M. Stearns. [Compiled from Lesson Helper Quarterly by permission of H. S. Hoffman, publisher, Philadelphia.] 1. "And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from, reigning over Israel." So difficult is it for us to side with. God, regardless of our own thoughts or feelings or preferences, that even the great and good Samuel is here seen clinging in his heart (for he went not near him, chap, xv, 35; to Saul after the Lord had rejected him. We must remember that the Lord did not reject Saul until Saul had persistently rejected and disobeyed the Lord (chaps, xiii, 18,14; xv, 26), so that Saul had no one to blame but himself for the loss of his position. "I will send thee to Jesse, the Bethlehem-ite, for I have provided me a king among his sons." So it is written in the Psalms, "He chose David also His servant, and took him from the sheepfolds;" and again, "I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him, ?' (Ps. lxxviii, 70 ; lxxxix, 20.) "Promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south, but God is the judge; He putteth down one and setteth up another." (Ps. lxxv, 6.) Let the children tell how Bethlehem (the house of bread) had already become famous in Bible history in connection with Rachel and Benjamin, Boaz and Ruth; and let the older scholars ponder the deep things in these incidents. 2. "How can I go? If Saul hear it, he will kill me." This does not sound like the utterance of a faithful, fearless follower of the Lord God of Hosts. It might be said to Samuel, "Who art thou that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, * * * and forgettest tho Lord thy Maker?" (Isa. li, 12, 13.) 3. "I will show thee what thou shalt do; and thou shalt anoint unto Me him whom I name unto thee." The servant of tho Lord has only to move forward calmly and in perfect confidence in his captain and he is always promised sure guidance. "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go." "Thine ears shall hear a word behind thee saying, this is the way." "It shall be told thee what thou must do." "It shall be given you what ye shall speak." (Ps. xxxii, 8; Isa. xxx, 21; Acts ix, 6; Matt, x, 19.) 4. "And Samuel did that which the Lord spake." This is now as it should be, the word of the Lord prevails, and the servant is simply obedient aud comes to Bethlehem leaving God to carry out His own plans and manage His own affairs in -His own wise way.. When we are thus passive and also obedient in His hands, all will be well and His purpose unhindered. "The elders of the town trembled." Hero is, another indication of lack of fellowship with God, for if their hearts were right and their conduct right there would have been rejoicing instead of trembling at a visit from the Lord's servant; but probably they, too, were clinging to tho disobedient king. God is the God of Peace, and Jesus the Prince of Peace; it is only where there is persistent enmity to God that there is need for a sword instead of peace. 5. "I am come to sacrifice unto the Lord." He uses the very words which he was told to to' • do. Jesus Himself said only" what • the Father told Him (John xii,-49); Jeremiah and Ezekiel were to speak only the Lord's words (Jer. i, 7-9; Ezek. iii, 4,10, 11, 17); and when we as messengers of the Lord confine ourselves to tho Lord's mossage, rather than give our thoughts about it, surely we shall be most pleasing to Him. 0, 7. "The Lord looketh.on the heart." As the first of Jesse's sons stood before Samuel, there was something about him which caused Samuel to think that ho was the Lord's anointed; but how solemn the word of the Lord, "I have refused him." Let us again repeat that in the matter of salvation the Lord refuses none who come to Him; but this isa matter of special service, and it is not stature nor a fair countenance He seeks, but a heart right with Himself, "a man after his own heart" (chap, xiii, 14). 8-10. "Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel; and Samuel said unto Jesse, the Lord hath not chosen these." Here, then, is an apparent failure; the Lord had said to Samuel that Ho had provided a king from among Jesse's sons, and yet here aro all the sons:whom Jesse had thought it necessary to bring; and for this special service, this place of honor, all are set aside, the right man has not appeared. God's thoughts and ways are as much higher than ours.as heaven is higher than earth; and how few seem to know His thoughts or understand His counsel. 11. "Send and, fetch him, for we will not sit down till he come hither." So everything hii« to stand still till the slighted son is brought. In reply to Samuel's question as to whether . these seven wero all his sons Jesse replied that the youngest was at home keeping, the sheep, and it was for him that they were now sending and waiting. If we judge from chap, xvli, 28, it would seem that some of David'solder brothers did not accept cheerfully thei» being rejected,, nor did they soon forget it, but were jealous of him. Only the grace of trod, abundance of it, can enable us to act upon the precepts, "In honor preferring, one another,"; and "In loneliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves." (Rom.'xii, 10; Phil, ii, 3.) But inasmuch as His grace is sufficient for us, and He would have us do it, let us aim at it and rely upon him for the sufficient grace. We are not told whether David took kindly to being left at home that day to keep the sheep, but we may hope that he did, for a spirit of meekness seems-to characterize him. But there is one great lesson here which I wish that all might lay to heart, and that is, that if we meekly and fully follow the Lord, and rely upon Him, He will always get us where He want& us, and where He does not want us, of course, we will not want;to,be. :; Remembering this will enable us to live above aU real or fancied slights from others and keep us in His own place. Two or three precepts1 which cover this point will ,be found in Ps. xxxvii, 4VT; Prov. xvi, 3; Phil. iv, 6, T. 13. "Andtescp&aiid broughthimin, * * * and the Lord said, Arise, anoint him; for thislahe." As we sure thus for the first ,time petsbaoHy introduced tb: DaVidl tlie soli of ;Jesse, tfaeviiristory of nrtH future, fills so much of Scripture, aa/t •, wilk': Vjrneijn • we exptet tb be' somewhat in-tiaial^ assoeiated^h<o^«raif^th« ^on;of thro^^tfiianoi^^^i i^vand v^^er. a^Sa^ra^^^od^ a inortal to&n for fciicn a glorifreis . tunilhguttfdur tftat ttiou dost never ceaae to adore, ana cry a f o u d t t e ^ o^ " ' 15* anointed him Mi the midst ofhis bretwen. '6m thehense fcfc* 8Y§* or fros is Nature's * laxati ve. IV is *he most easily taken, and theemosl^ pikfc; «tc. lltooftwln^d ^a«i££ift ^ " LEAVENING POWER Of the various Baking Powders illustrated from actual tests. ROYAL GRANT'S* (Alum)... .BBBBaBm ROMFORD'S * (fresh)... HaappRHBai HAMFORD'S (v.hcn fresh) I CHARM * (Alum Powder). DAVIS' * and 0. K.* (Alum)« CLEVELAND'S PIONEER (San Francisco) CZAR.. DR. PRICE'S SNOW FLAKE (Grors) CONGRESS BECKER'S GIIXET'S HANFORD'S (None Such), when not fresh. .1 PEARL (Andrews & Co.) ROMFORD'S * (Phosphate), wher not fresh.. .•••• Reports of Government Chemists. " The Royal Baking Powder is composed of pure and wholesome ingredients. It does not contain either alum or phosphates, or other injurious substances.-EDWARD G. LOVE, Ph.D." " The Royal Baking Powder is undoubtedly the purest and most reliable baking powder offered to the public. " HENRY A. MOTT, M. D., Ph. D." "The Royal Baking Powder is purest in quality and highest in strength of any baking powder of which I have knowledge. " WM. MCMURTRIE, Ph. D." *A11 Alum baking powders, no matter how high their strength, are to be avoided as dangerous. Phosphate powders liberate their gas too freely, or under climatic changes suffer deterioration. 1 RY TSfi BEsrmiaffll'KJOJFiB My friends and customers of Thompsonville and vicinity, wishing Fine Watch Repairing done at reasonable prices, can leave the work at my home on Garden st., Thompsonville, or with Mr. Yanhorn at the depot. I can be seen personally Wednesday and Friday evenings at home. Windsor Locks, Conn. Viol's Superlative Ice-Cream. Parlors now open for the public. We invite you to give us a call, and we will try and serve you in a first-class manner. Special rates on large quantities for churches, excursions, festivals, picnics, etc. Eamilies supplied with cream in bricks. Ices made to order and delivered to any part of the village. Orders received by postal. Foreign and domestic fTuits of all kinds in their seasons. Wilcox's Kandy Kitchen and Ice-Cream Parlors, (ESTABLISHED SINCE 1873.) R. E. WILCOX, - Proprietor, Main Street, Thompsonville. REQUIRES NO COOKING. Double Strength. Ask Your Grocer For It. ALLISON BROS., Manufacturers, MIDDLETOWN, CONN. COAL! WOOD! AM always ready to supply my large and fast increasing trade with the best of everything in my line.; v In my Coal Yard are all the best kinds of coal, including Franklin, Humboldt, Sugar Loaf Lehigh, and the ' : Best' Grades of , Blacksmith's Coal. I have in my WOOD YABD Oak, Hickory, Pine, Chestnut, White Birch, etc., in any length. ; I have secured one of Hildreth's Patent Wood-Splitters, Which is now in working order, and makes barrel trfter barrel of KMdlings, which I furnish to my patrons any length desired, by the basket or barrel—25c per banr^l 6r 5 barrels for TEAMING done at reason-. able rates. ; Arden left at the Bridge Store will receive prompt attention^ Thompsonville, Coito. ^
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VOL. X. THOMPSONVILLE, CONN., THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1889. NO. 15.
Physicians and Surgeons.
EP. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN
• AND SURGEON.—Residence and
• Dice No. 45 Pearl Street, Tliompsonville,
Conn. Connected by Telephone. No. of
Call 3. Office hours—8.00 to 9.00 a. m.
12.00 to 3.00, and G.00 to 7.30 p. m.
CULIST AND AURIST.
J.C. MITCHIE,M.D.,SPECIALIST IN Dis-
8ASBS OF THE EYE, EAE.TIIHOAT AND NOSE.
CATARRH AND CATARRHAL DEAFNESS.
Eyes tested for Glasses.
Office—Room 10, Gill's Art Building,
EO. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE
• Hours at Tliompsonville, 8.30 to
11.30 a. m. and 7.00 to 9.00 p. in.—Saturdays
At 2G Pratt St., Hartford, 1.00 to 4.30
p. m., Saturdays excepted.
Artificial Crowns a Specialty.
Mansley's Block, Main street, Thompson-ville,
FIRST-CLASS WORK—LOWEST PRICES.
Hair Dressing and Shaving.
MICHAEL DONLON, HAIR DRESSER.
Fred. F. Smith's old stand, under
Tliompsonville Hotel, Tliompsonville, Ct.
All branches of the business done in an
artistic manner. Please give me a call.
Attorney at Law.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Hrs.Siuipson'a block. Main St,, ThoinpsonviIle,Ct.
ggg2" Pensions obtained and Government
8gF~Particula.r attention given to Increase
Pensions. Every pensioner whose
disabilities have increased is entitled to
an increase of pension.
ANDRE, Custom Tailor.—Gent's
garments of every description
cut and made to order; also Cleaning,
Dyeing and Repairing done. Mrs. Simpson's
block, *">4 rrl
Main St., Thompsonville,
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.
lindeiiiHii & Sons, Steinway & Sons (as
a ood-^sThe best.) The Slrabert (a
% :" fine medium piano.
Also, the J'nenmatic Symphony, two organs
in one—two instruments
in a singlu case.
Xj. P. ABBE cfc SOKT,
IH.A P. ATiT iEM,
Teacher of IS/T-asio,
Lindsey's Block (Room 1), Thompsonville,
Also agent for the Finest PIANOS and
ORGANS sold iu this vicinity. Can refer
to scores of purchasers. Musical merchandise
of every description on hand, or
obtained at short notice.
Piano-forte, Organ Playing & Harmony.
Address P. O. Box 462,
Thompsohville, ----- Conn.
Printers and Publishers.
THE PARSONS PRINTING COM-pany,
Steam-Power Printers, and
Publishers of THK THOMPSONVILLE PRESS,
opposite the depot, Thompsonville, Conn.
A . R. IiEETB,
UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER,
45 AND 47 MAIN ST.,
THOMPSONVILLE, . . . "CONN.
Telephone connections direct with
CHARLES E. PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer
in Wood and Coal. Wood a specialty—
Chips for sale. Moving and heavy
teaming ione on reasonable terms.
JAMES WATSON. GRAIN, MEAL
and Feed for sale at reasonable prices.
Custom grinding done at the usual rates.
1 full supply always on hand. Main
street, Thompsonville, Conn.
gggr°"Custom grinding done also at the
. North mill, on Springfield road.
N. P. PALMEK,
Thompsonville, - Conn.
PI0TUEE FRAMES OF ALL KINDS.
Views of Residences made to order.
Copying, Enlarging and Finishing
in Ink, Water Colors and
Crayons a specialty.;
at my studio.
later processes used
Sittings -o??r rainy
JAMES & F. E.
FIRE INSURANCE AGENT,
i "«i% Insurance placed at the: lowest rates,,
and losses promptly paid by the following
first-class companies: ••
* 2BTNA, HARTFORD, PHCENIX, ISTORTH
BBmsH and MERCANTILE ; FIRE
ASSOCIATION of Philadelphia; NIAGARA
and CONTINENTAL of N. Y.
sfip- The attention of investors fs called
to the Loans of the Iowa Mortgage Co.
(6 »«r cent, interest gwrantmy on Farm
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