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I^al jjitrntt^ss • - Physicians and Surgeons. EF. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN • AND SURGEON.—Residence and Office No. 45 Pearl'Street, Thompsonville, Conn. Connected by Telephone. No. of Rail 3. Office hours—8.00 to 9.00 a. m. 12.00 to 3.00, and 6.00 to 7.80 p. m. Dentistry. EO. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE • Hours at Thompsonville, 8.30 to 11.30 a. m. 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. 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 DRESSBR. 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. Kri.Simpaon'a block, Main St„ ThompionTllle,Ct. Pensions obtained and Government Claims prosecuted. gy* Particular attention given to Increase Pensions.. Every pensioner whose disabilities have'increased is entitled to an increase of pension. Tailoring. W ANDRE & CO., Custom Tailors. • Gent's garments of every description cut and made to order; also Cleaning, Dyeing and Repairing done. Hn. Simpson's block. Main St., Thompsonville) Conn. 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 n their season at. lowest cash prices. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. Music* Etc. PIANOS! Lindeman & Sons, Steinway & Sons (as good as the best.) The Shubert (a fine medium piano. • Also, the Pneumatic Symphony, two or- £..'"f • ' gans in one—two instruments in a single case. .:--V ' X«. FrABBB'tfe SQIT, s - ThompMnyill(B* Conn. i>n, Lindsey's Block (Room 1), Thompsons' ville, Conn. Also agent for the Finest PIANOS and '> ORGANS sold in this vicinity. Can refer to scores of purchasers. Mqsical mer-ehandise of every description on hand, or obtained at short notice. DENSLOW KING, —TEACHER OF— Piano-forte, Organ Fiayine & Harmony. Address P. O. Box 462, Thompsonville, ----- Conn. Miscellaneous. life. I:' A. R. LEETE, UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER, . 45 AND 47 MAIN ST., THOMPSONVUXE, . . . CONN. jgp* Telephone connections direct with tore. Printers and Publishers. THE PARSONS PRINTING COM-pany, Steam-Power Printers, and Publishers of THE THOMPSONVTLLK PRKSS, opposite the depot, Thompsonville, Conn. CHARLESE. 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 ftxll supply always on hand. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. py-Custom grinding done also at the ! North mill, on Springfield road. m-f .••• ^|||p JAMES & F. E. ELY, FIRE 18SURAKCE AGENT, THOMPSONVILLE, S> - - CONN. Insurance placed at the lowest rates, «nd losses promptly paid by the follow-b,, ,r Ing first-class companies: KflBTNA, HARTFORD, PHCENIX, NORTH BRITISH and MERCANTILE : FIRE y ASSOCIATION of PhUadelphU; NIAG- ' ABA and CONTINENTAL of N. Y. ' The attention of investors is called to the Loans of the Iowa Mortgage Co. (6 per cent, interest guaranteed) on Farm Lands in amounts from $300 to $5,000. ' Also, agent for Canard and Allan lines of steamer*. r Full particulars on application to ' 3T B. 3DZjT, A.«;exitl • ^ ~ V - To.wiii Clerk's Office. j C. O. TDOTAHY. H. ». TUT ANY. DKAT.KR8 DFE m Furniture, rAT.Ti PAPER,HARDWARE AND PAINTERS' SUPPLIES. WABB, Aim Banks and Banking. <HE K. D. & ROBT. £. SPENCER CO., BANKERS. -Commenced business September 8, 1887. Capital, $25)000 ROB'T. E. SPENCER, CASHIER. J. W- GRAHAM, ASST. CASHIER. OFFICE HOURS, 9.30 A. M. to 12.00 M. ; 1.30 • to 3.30 p. M. Transact business similar to any National bank. Deposits received subject to check On sight. . Sell Non-Taxable 7 per cent, guar-teed Real Estate Securities. Deposits in Savings Department draw interest from the first of each month. THE RJ.&ROBT.E. SPENCER CO. NOTE.—We are doing a safe, increasing, paying business. I am responsible for all transactions, and oversee all negotiations. I respectfully request business relations with merchants and individuals of this town. R. D. SPENCER. Thompsonville, Conn." Bailroads. N EW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD. OCTOBER 10, 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, 7.18, 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, in. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.16, 7.88, 9.58 a. .in.; 12.25,3. Trains leave Hartford, Going North, for P£. SPRINGFIELD, Boston, Albany, North-: ampton, 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 6.50 p. 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.; 2.14, 5.17, 6.55r 10.08, p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—12.08, 6.41, 8.44'j 10.08 a. m.; 12.14, 2.19, 6.22, 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 SUFFIELD—8.16, 10.12 a. m.; 2.04, 5.08, 6.48 p. m. Jgp-Pocket TIME TABLES can be obtained from the Ticket Agents at stations. JOHN W. MARTIN, TEACHER OF THE VIOLIN AND CORNET, AND ALL VALVE INSTRUMENTS. RESIDENCE : Lincoln St., - - .Thompsonville, Ct. . Post-office box, 227. N. P. PALMER, PHOTOGRAPHER, Thompsonville, - Conn. ' " PI0TUBE FRAMES OF ALL KOTOS. Views of Besidenoes" made to order. Copying, Enlarging and Finish'* ing in Ink, Water Colors andf Crayons a specialty. Lightning, and later daily at my studio. Sittings'made in cloudy weather processes used or rainy REQUIRES NO eooniia. Double f Strength. A&Your Grocer For It. r ALLISON BROS.,', Xmnufactarers, lODMJStdWW, com £ » 846 MAIN ST., SPRINGFIELD, MASS. WINTER TERM begins Monday, Dec. 2d, 1889. Application for admtosioo should be made it otibe, as the entJerttg class > double that of any ifreftous tfcrm." Young men and young women,educate yourselves for business that pays,. Hundreds of our students are holding good paying positions. School of Shorthand and Type Writing. 8end for illustrated catalogue. GOOD tbooiaiMU jnoia. iw*» A HUMBLE THANKSGIVING. : We cannot show a grand array Of toothsome things Thanksgiving Day— The day so very hear; Our little pantry will not boast Delicious viands by the host To every palate dear. 'Neath weight of all the good things known Our little table will not groan, No, not the very least; Our little home will not be blest With many a welcome, joyous guest- • To help us at the feast. Yet, notwithstanding what we lack, We'll not regretfully look back And sigh for better days; But we will fill in every part The spacious store rooms of our heart With gratitude and praise. We'll count our present blessings o'er, And we shall find they number more Than all our trials do; Our happy, thoughtful hearts shall be Delightful guests—right royally They will reward us, too. To seats we once did occupy We'll not look up with wistful eye And covetous unrest; But bending low down our gaze To poorer homes, to sadder ways, Thank God we are so blest. Thank God that though our home is small, It still contains the dear ones all, Rich in affection's wealth; Thank God we have enough to eat, Thank God for clothing warm and neat, * Thank God for perfect health. Thank God we feel the fire's warm glow, While many cold and flreless go In many a cheerless home. Oh, yes, most gratefully we'll lift Our souls to God for every gift, And trust for all to come. Thus 'round our frugal little board, With cheerful hearts we'll praise the Lord And keep the jubilee; Nor shall there anywhere be found, Within this nation's utmost bound, A happier family. OUR THANKSGIVING. , t The morning came. It came as other Thanksgiving mornings had come—with fresh, frolicking winds and sunlight, and blue skies; with merry voices,with cloudless faces and happy hearts. I remember just how yellow and murky the sunshine lay on the floors that morning, and how I thought the wind wailed about the corners of the house—to me it had no frolic. The children came in from play while I-was at work, all flushed and eager, and happy, joistling and pushing et^jh other goo^sjatutedly. in the entjrjr. ^Dinner tlntecqme at li^t and;they gieemutf i. tnoagFC«S?£'SH^tter-, ness, as if they had all been theife. • "Wljy, what's this forfe asked Harry, stopping! #Mother; yoia've got one chair too many. "Hush, Harry—I know—don't you see?" and then Lucy finished her sentence in a whisper. ; '~ Why had I done it; I hardly knew. To lay the plates and set the chairs, and pass that one plate by—that place that always was by mine—it seemed hard. It was a very little thing; but you know how dear these little things become to women sometimes. So I had put it there—the empty chair; and with its pitiful, appealing blankness beside me, I sat down to the festival meal. I remember just how everything looked, as in a picture—my husband's face, with its peaceful smile, and the children grouped around in the old places; and a fleck of yellow sunlight that had fallen in through the warm south window upon the table cloth. I remember everything. I knew that John had just bowed his head to ask a blessing on our food, and the children's eyes were closed, when I saw— I saw as distinctly as I see this paper upon which I write the words—a shadow fall across the empty chair. I turned my head, and I saw him, my dead boy Willie. I know it was Willie. You need not doubt me, :for I tell you I cannot be mistaken. Should not I know him, I, his mother? I looked deep, deep into his eyes. I saw the old, rare smile; I touched his own bright curls upon his forehead; I spoke to him; he spoke to me. * ' - "Willie i" " . "Mother II' The voice was breathless, but it \?as, his. • ' f ' "Willie! Wiilie!" ,' Again the. old, rare smile. hand he tnotioned silence. His father's voice hushed the amen, and the children looked up and began their chatter. >- "Did you speak to me, Mary?" asked my husband. 'fh So they did not "see him. I alone was chosen. I looked into his face, smiling, smiling down into mine so tenderly—you cannot knbW'how tenderly; but " in his eyes I saw—and I thoughtmy heart would break to see it—a certaih, sad, reproachful look, that I had caught on his face once, year^ago,'tthen I accused him Of injustice of some trifling, childish fault-*- a look that had haunted me in many a still hour since. And then. I heard him say With one distinctly; ihbagh to not an&her e& _. ;r . the breathless voice audible: ; ^ "I want them to be happy. I want you to enjoy the day.' , Did you think I shoolid not be with you, Mother?"' » He was with me, thank God, and I wW happy. ; i talked, I laughed, I chatted with the children; their merriment in-creas «i,.wltb .mine; ^my husband's pale lilt <&ptpttt«ifi lift# ^^I&fi^iiiii face and happy smile; I saw him plea«ed with the old femiliar customs. I saw him roindftil of the child rens''jests. I saw his eyes ftalt of their own bomelove, turn firoiMfthtfjtojaaothe^aad back? again to tne—I saw and I was content. All that Into the sitting room "and took hit o «eat by the coiy fire- fife lipleped W hi* at their games, and joined us when we gathered around the piano for our twilight Bonjf. I heard his voice; the children askdfl what made me sing so clearly. Just as shades began to fall heavily he drew me toward him by the frost bound window. He stooped and kissed me. He took me in his arms and said, as he had said before: "Did you think I should not be with you, mother?" And then I missed him. I called'to him, but he did not answer. 1 stretched out my arms to him, but he did not come back to me. The room grew dark; niy head swam; I tottered over to my husband. "Oh, John! I have lost him!" •-v<;&?*•-;,; "Mary—why, Mary! what is the matter?" and he caught me in his arms, sfei I looked up. I was not-in the parlor oy the frost bound window: the children were not beside me. The sitting room fire had died down into the ashes; the door into the hall was open, and my hois-band had on his overcoat. He was hold-? ing me tightly in his arms. I thought—oh, John! John!" And then I told him all my dream. When I had finished he wass still a long time, then—- "Mary, perhaps the boy has been to you." • - ; At this moment the clock on the mantel struck 12. We listened to its strokes till the last one died away.. |v: 'It is Thanksgiving morning," said my husband, solemnly. When the morning really came, with its fresh, frolicking winds and sunlight, and blue skies; with its merry faces and gay Voices, and the happy children rapping at my door, I thought of what he said, "Per-the boy has been to you." Sometimes I think he must have been, so real and sweet is, even now, the memory Of his coming. All that day he stood beside me. All that day I saw his peaceful face; and felt the blessing of hid smile,.and heard his low, sweet voice. What for months I had looked upon and feared with the bitterness of a great dread, the face, and smile, and voice made almost painless. The children's merry greetings did not hurt me; my fingers did not tremble when they twined the fresh green leaves about) the walls. The older children went with us to church that morning. The little chur&h was very still and pleasant, and^somehow the service stole away down into my heart. It was no eloquent preacher that; we heard^^p a plain man, with God's plai^g|^^^K mind and culture! B«it'! " ,tOihlm,yMj ' Ipritpbtthee tthUkHoi/idayls go ott; I love thee while ray days go on ; Through dark and dearth, through and frost, _ With emptied arms1 and treasure lost, |f|| I thank thee while my days go on. I think that I did thank him—I who, only last year, had sat there with my boy beside me. ^ * I think that when the dear familiar words flooded the church with harmony again, as on that other morning, and John and I clasped hands silently—I think we uttered the old, old cry: "Blessed be the name of the Lord." We stopped after church together where the boy was lying, to let May lay down her little green wreath, and I was glad that she could do it calmly. Somehow I felt as if tefirs would be profanation just then. Then we went quietly home. It was a happy home that day—as happy as it could be when we did not see him. Yet I knew he was there.'' "Did you think I should not be with y o u , m o t h e r ? " . . • > v v ^ I heard it over and over; I hear it over and over now; I shall hear it when the next Thanksgiving sun brightens his grave. He wished us to be happy; I know he was with us. I think he always will be. ELIZABETH STUART PHELPS. , . • • « • •' "Atchison Philosophy." . - * It is harder to hate folks than it is to like them. . . „ , A cynic is a man who has'much to do with the world and its people. Yesterday he said he was his best friend; to-day he had a flght with him. Men seldom die from overwork, though they often die from over worry, j ^ \ If you ever expect to get rich, you must make money when times Are hard. ||§il|i Some men would rather bei'able to kill a quail at every shot than be president. ; Some men are neither good nor bad,and there is no demand for the indifferent. A flatterer does not fall as soon as he deserves, but when he does fall he falls harder. • The man who .is mean to his own children l8 usually very good to the children 'Of Others^ ; No wond^^^F many people prefer to travel in the beaten path's j Jkhere^ar^not so many jolts. ^ - * 'v > The easiest way for a good wife to get alo^g pleasantly is to practise what her hushahd preaches. ^ Xt can be said to the c^mP»f the women that they admire those men most who talk mo^t about their wives. A worthless man is on e who does nothing during the day, but is greatly rushed with business cares after soppei^| No man knoweth what a day may bring, forth, bat he can guess within one AOf lt| v it will either be death or trouble." * . When a man catches the itch he^do^s not believe it for a long tirtteV the meh he f^ men that he cauuot b«ilewit| Perhaps of the thousands who duly observe the day, there are many who do not stop to think of the antiquity of Thanksgiving; or of the manner in which it wac observed in the old Colonial days. Writing oh this subject, Harriet Beecher Stowe says:; . "Oiir good Puritan fathers intended to form a*state of society of such equality oi conditions, and to make the means- of securing the goods pf life free to all, that everybody should find employment for his faculties in a prosperous seeking of his fortunes. Hence, while they forbade theaters, operas and dances, they made a state of vjjuparalleled peace and prosperity, where one could go to sleep at all hours ol the day or night with the house-door wide open, without bolt or bar, yet without apprehension of any to molest or make afraid. "The Fourth of July ranked high after the Declaration of Independence, but the king and high priest of all festivals was the autumn Thanksgiving. "When the apples were all gathered and the cider was all made and the yellow pumpkins were rolled in from many a hill in billows of gold, and the corn was husk-< ed, and the labors of the season were done, and the warm, late days of Iudian summer came in dreamy and soft and still, there came over the community a sort of genial repose of spirit, a sense of something accomplished and of a new golden mask made in advance on the calendar of life. "In those days there were none of the thousand ameliorations of the labors of housekeeping which have since arisen, no ground and prepared spices and sweet herbs; everything came into our hands in the rough and in bulk, and the reducing of it into a state for use was deemed one ofT the appropriate labors of childhood. Even the salt we used in cooking was rock-salt, whicji \ye were required to wash and dry and pound and sift before it became fit for use. "Great as were the preparations for dinner, everything was so contrived that not a soul in the house should be kept from the morning service of Thanksgiving in the church, and from listening to the Thanksgiving sermon, in which the minister was expected to express! his views freely concerning the politics of the country and the state of things in society in general." :: His Eyes Went Back on Him. THE REMEDY FOR A J)FAN WHO S.AV? A„WOQ^ FULL Ofr COON8.4 ? came into Dr. Babc<#k*» office 'in- Ham-mondsport, Pa., the other day, "I'm afraid, my eyes is'goto' back on me, and I dropped into kind o' see if I can find out w h e r e t h e y ' r e l a m e . " V - «Ah!" said the doctor. "What seems to be the matter with your, eyes?" "That's what I don't know," replied the man, "but they played me a trick t'other day that don't leave no room for doubt but what there's somethin' out o' gear with 'em, somehow. I'll give you the symptoms. Maybe you don't know that I'm quite a coon hunter, but I am. T'other day my boy bought one o* those- britch-loadiu' and repeatin' shotguns, and I told him I'd go out and see how it would work on a coon. I went .out, and hadn't gone more than a mile up the hill before I seen a big coon pop on to the limb of a chestnut trees He came there so sudden that I couldn't get it through me where he had come from or how he got there. But I didn't stop to ask no questions, but up and blazed away. Now I've got the name over our way, Doc., of never missin' anything I shoot at, and of course when I pulled up and whanged away at that coon I expeeted to see him tumble, but he didn't. When the smoke cleared away he sot there jest as he was when I seen him first. T was surprised now, I tell you. I thought it was the gun's fault, but blazed away again. The coon never moved. I happened to. look, somehow or other, at a tree off to the right of the one the coon was in, and there sot another coon on a limb. I thought I'd try my luck on him, and- so I let him have a shot. He never stirred. I begun to git mad by this time, and durin' a little conversation I was haVin' with myself about the gun I happened to glance at a tree to the left of the first tree, and there on a limb was another coon. I tried my luck on the third coon, and didn't hit him no more than I did t'other two. Ipl looked at the first tree; there was that coon, settin' right where he was when I first seen him. I looked at the second tree, and there was that coon, still on the limb. I turned my head toward another tree, and there I seen a fourth coon, and lookin' round me whichever Way I might; every tree I seen had a coon in it, and all as fat as coons could-be. t^lgot wildfti/^ : ; "'Thunder!' 1 hollered; 'here's the woods fiill o' coon,and I hain't got hotbin' but this new-fangled gun that won't hit a barn^ • "But ! began to blaee away as fast as the gftyWinifi spit a cartrtdgfef ftisfclit one ooo#and then at atfother, until every'darn emptied Out o* that gun, and I 1 drbppied a coon, I was jiat flgoin* 'tree* ,d#herf mylfihger Kftked it fact' l^louse ntofllnde mm 1' op to one "of my eye-ttee; titiie, and i thii^ht"! ;w*s av,-;::Be I glttln' hearrSlghted e oDtic nervB doubHn' u» on me?" mim rtghfe" sho^d think of the e«ew mmiM Did you ever think how many male and female ancestors were required to bring you into the world ? First, it • was necessary that you should have a father and mother—that makes two human beings. Each of them must have had a father and mother—that makes 'four more human beings.. Again, each of them must have had a-father and mother—making eight more human beings. So on we go back to the time of Jesus Christ-^fifty-six gen erations. The calculation thus resulting shows that 139,235,017,489,534,976 births must have taken place in order to bring you into this world! You, who read these lines. All this since the birth of Christ. Not since the beginning of time. According to Proctor, if from a single pair, for 5,000 years, each husband and wife had married at 21 years of age and there had been no deaths, the population of the earth would be 2,199,915 followed by 144 ciphers. It would require to hold this population a number of worlds the size of this, equal to 3,166,526 followed by 125 ciphers. The human mind shrinks in contemplating such immense numbers.— New York Press. Por What Shall We Be Thankful? "For what shall we be thankful?" say the sorrowing. "Grief abideth with us, and in our hearts is the bitterness of continued trouble." "For what shall we be thankful?" say the poor. "The earth overflows with plenty, but we are destitute. Cold and hunger is our portion, and want is our companion all the days of the year." "For what shall we be thankful?" say the hopeless. "The days go on, but they bring us no joy. The sun and moon traverse the heavens without warming our chilled hearts or lighting our dark pathway." "For what shall we be thankful?" say the disappointed. "Wherever we turn, there, waiting to dishearten us, lurks disappointment. When we rise he it is that causes us again to fall." "For what shall we be thankful?" say the tempted, the mistaken, the fallen. "Our temptations have overcome us; our mistakes have destroyed us; our sins have crushed us. For us there is nothing left but wretchedness." "For what shall we be thankful?" say the bereaved. "Death has robbed us and left us moaning. Our sore hearts cannot take up the cry of rejoicing, for we weep uncomforted." "For what shall we be thankful?" say the sick; "We suffer no ease. We are full of anguish night and day." . say 'fhe weary, the wounded, the forsaken,the heavy of heart. ' 'For us there is no rest, no happiness, no help; J 'Wearines8 is our portion and burdens our inheritance. We have no cause for rejoicing from the be ginning of the year to the end." ' To these, to all these, the promise has been given. To these, the words of a plain old sermon with power to heal: "There is still Heaven to be thankful for. Whatever sorrows bereave us hejrie, whatever fatal mistakes darken our lives, whatever irredeemable losses befall us, we'may yet rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him in the little life that remains; for beyond this world's gain or loss, high in the serene air of Heaven, when .existence ceases to be a lesson, and becomes vivid life, there and only there shall He give us our heart's desire in its immortal fullness. Here knowledge is defiled, love is imperfect, purity the result of fiery trial, wealth rusteth into covetousness; but in Heaven is the very native country of pure knowledge,. perfect love, utter sinlessness, and riches that neither moth nor rust corrupt, that bless and curse not." How to Oook the Turkey. Take fat hen turkeys or young but full grown gobblers, singe, and pick over and wash them. Stuff them with bread dressing and roast for two hours. It is a good sign that a turkey is done when little jets of steam burst out of the breast and fleshy parts. Young turkeys will cook in about an hour plain or an hour and a half when stuffed. They can be tried by lifting on a fork and pulling the wings, which will part from the body when done, or by raising the meat of the drumstick. Then take them out on a baking pain. Your turkeys are now' good eating, hardly to be improved by roasting, and all the harm that is done to them, the deterioration into, dryness, stringiness and insipidity that brings hotel-turkey into disrepute takes place afterward by ruinous dry baking in the oven. They are already cooked, and you can let them wait till there is room and the range is hot. Dust them lightly with flour. . Becipe for cooking roast turkey staffed with chestnuts: There are two or more ways commonly practiced. One is to mix the whole chestnuts with enough of; the gomroon dressing to keep them together and ' fill the < turkey with the mixture; another is to mince the chestnuts very fipe after boiling, them tender, season well with butter or part suet and salt and pepper, and stuff the turkey with the preparation which results in a dish scarcely dis-tinguMhable from turkey stuffed with mashed sweet: potatoes—a way that is really very .good, but takes too many Oheistnuts. For the ffwtoir«the above ways make for two turkeys a veal stuffing boil about eighty or , one hundieed of tike large foreign phestnuta muchaa you would potatoes, in salted water, then peel and scrape them off the inner akin. Mix them with the veal forc'emeat and use to ycrajhpfcillilW of tfae di«fc*nd * mtl* Iwown ^auce made . LESSON IX, FOURTH QUARTER, INTERNATIONAL SERIES, DEC. 1. Text of the Lesson, I Kins* Till. £4-63. Commit Verges ti'4, G3—Golden Text, Hab. ii, 20—-Commentary by the Her. D. M. Stearns, [Compiled from Lesson Helper Quarterly by permission of H. S. Hoffman, publisher, Philadelphia.] 54. "And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the Lord." Between the last lesson and this one we have passed over all the most interesting aud instructive account of the building of the most wonderful edifice that ever stood on this earth; and also the remarkable prayer of Solomon at its dedication; the lesson assigned us for today being the words of Solomon's blessing upon the people after he had finished his prayer. The Temple was to be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries (I Chron. xxii, 5). The gold and silver alone (brass and iron being without weight) amounted to 1,123,000 talents, which at 114 pounds per talent would be 64,125 tons, worth over four and a half billions of dollars (I Chron. xxii, 14; xxix, 4, 7). One room in the building, the Holy of Holies, was covered with six hundred talents, or more than thirty-four tons of gold, worth over sixteen millions of dollars (II Chron. iii, 8). The laborers were 153,000 strangers, or Gentiles, found in Israel (I Ki. v, 13-18; II Chron. ii, 17, 18), who brought from the mountains and quarries the wbod and stone for the house. Some day we may see a connection between these and the 153 groat fishes of John xxi, 11, and something else. There was neither hammer, nor ax, nor any tool of iron heard in the house while it was in building (I Ki. vi, 7). 55. "He stood and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice." When David brought the Ark to the tent which he had pitched for it in Jerusalem, he offered sacrifice and blessed the people in the name of the Lord of Hosts. (II Sam. vi, 17, 18.) Solomon, having now brought up the Ark, the tabernacle and all the holy vessels (v. 4), does the same thing. •. 56. "Blessed be the Lord that hath given rest unto His people Israel." He bad given rest on every side, so that there was neither adversary nor evil occurrent. (Chap v, 4.) Rest and Peace shall be among the blessings of His Kingdom when it comes. (Ps. lxxii, 7; Isa. xxxii, 17,18.) We get a foretaste even here when we consider and obey. (Matt, xi, 28-30.) We who have- believed do enter into rest; but there remaineth a Sabbath rest for the people of God. (Heb. iv, 8, 9, R. V.) 57. "The Lord our God be with us, * * * let Him not leave us, nor forsake us." Moses prayed, "If Thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence." And the Lord said, "My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest." This word of the Lord, "1 will be with you," or "I am with you," is one of the grandest and most comprehensive words in Scripture. "Let Him .not leave us nor forsake us." When David gave Solomon the plans of the temple which ho had received from God Himself, he said to' him: "The Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; He will not fail thee nor forsake thee until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of .: 58.' "That He ntay .incline -our hearts unto Him, to walk in all His ways." This was just what God desired from' them, and what He would be delighted to grant them, an undivided and obedient heart; they coukl not ask anything more in accord with His will. On these conditions Ha had promised at Sinai to make them a peculiar treasure unto Him above all people, a kingdom of priests, an holy nation, and to this end Ho had brought them forth from Ejypt aud given them the lauds of the heathen. (Ex. xix, 5, 6; Ps. cv, 43-45.) 59. "Let these my words * * * * be nigh unto the Lord our God day and night, that Ho maintain the cause of His servant, and the cause of His people Israel." Seven times in his prayer he had pleaded for "Thy people Israel," and had also said: "For they be Thy people and Thino inheritance," and now he indicates his reliance upon God to maintain bis and their cause. 60. "That all the peoplo of the earth may know that the Lord is God, and that there is none else." Israel was redeemed and given the good land, that they might make Jehovah a name in the earth (II Sam. vii, 23); their obedience to Him would draw forth His power on their behalf, and thus He would be glorified in them. This, God's earnest desire, shall be fulfilled in Israel's restoration at the return of their Messiah (Isa. xxv, 8, 9; xl, 1-5; lx, 1-3; Ezek. xxxvii, 21-28). 61. "Let your heart, therefore, be perfect with'the Lord our God." The word "perfect" here signifies "whole," or "full," as in Josh, viii, 81; Ruth ii, 12, where it is so translated. Solomon now -urges the people to have what his father had pre.yed that he might, have (I Chron. xxix, 19). In Gen. ' xvii, 1, the word "perfect" signifies "upright," or "sincere," as in the margin and in Deut. xviii, 13. A whole heart for God will be a sincere or upright heart, and will delight to walk in His statutes and keep ,His commandments. "He that hath my commandments and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me." "He that loveth me not, keepeth not my words." (John xiv, 21, 24) 62,63. "And the king, and all Israel with bim, offered sacrifice be ore the Lord." And the Lord accepted the sacrifice by sending fire to consume it, as it is written in II Chron. vii, 1: "No w when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from Heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled' the house." THus also was the sacrifice accepted at the dedication of the Tabernacle, and in the cases of Gideon .and Elijah (Lev. ix, 24: Judges vi, 21; I Kings xviii, 38); and no doubt in the same way was the Lord's acceptance of Abel's offering and rejection of Cain's offering manifest at the Garden of Eden when the fire from the sword consumed the one but did not touch the other. Although it is hot so written, it seems dear from these other Scriptures that this was His way of manifesting approval.Or disapproval. "So the king.and all the ..children of Israel dedicated the house of the Lord." And He took possession of it by filling it with His Ijlory. We read of a time when i the glory left the house becausa of their ohui . (Eaek. ix, 3; x, 4,18; xi, 23), and of a time yet future when the "glory shall return to depart no more (Ezek. xliii, 1^7). Wneh JesiUB, the brightness of God's glory, ^came td it He found .it a den of < thiaves,5 and twice He cleaned it; but He too.was driven iiway by their sin mid all is"desolate till His return. Believers are now the tempie%pf tll» Holy Spirit;: utged to glorify GOd' ia these bodies, andt warned Vlf-any man*Jefl^the.fcempie.)t>f btnlding on) earth J *ba£&inrariy true what the iem la. wi building to God fbr l it for entertainment- auythin# but His wqri^,;i$onld wftttet feui ttat if J|p;came He wottfd eiEher- not enter it or severely cMilse^ ROYALQWtJ % .j IS Absolutely Pure. THIS POWDER never varies. A marvel of purity, strength and wholesomeness. More economical tban the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in competition with tbe multitude of low test, short weight alum or phosphate powders. Sold only . in cans. ROYAL BAKING POWDER Co., 106 Wall St., New York. Blankets and Robes! BIO- S.TOCK OF BLANKETS of all GRADES & PRICES to suit everybody. 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Artificial Crowns a Specialty.
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