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}&??• VOL. X THOMPSONVILLE, CONN J: THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1890. SsSJ V.: : ' NO. 43. |[u(|al]| twites 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 3. Office hours—8.00 to 9.00 a. m. 2.00 to 3.00, and 6.00 to 7.30 p. m. Dentistry. E. O. 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 p. m., Saturdays excepted. Artificial Crowns a Specialty. 30 BH. THORNTON, • DENTIST, Mansley's Block, Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. FIRST-CLASS WORK—LOWEST PRICKS. Printers and Publishers. THE PARSONS PRINTING COM pany, Steam-Power Printers, and Publishers of THE THOMPSONVTLLH PRESS, opposite the depot, Thompsonville, Conn. Tailoring. W ANDRE & CO., Custom Tailors. • Gent's garments of every description cut aDd made to order; also Cleaning, Dyeing and Repairing done. Mrs. Simpson's block, Main St., Thompsonville, Conn. Music, Etc. - " Is- &• PIANOS! Lindeman & Sons, Steinway & Sons (as good as the best.) The Shubert (a fine medium piano. Alsc the Pneumatic Symphony, two organs in one—two instruments in a single case. -rr». abbe ds SON, Thompsonville, Conn. IHA. 3P. A T iTjEN, Teacher of IS^Ensio, Lindsey's Block (Room 1), Thompsonville, Conn. Also agent for the Finest PIANOS and ORGANS sold in this vicinity. Can refer to scores of purchasers. Musical mer-ehandise of every description on hand, or obtained at short notice. DENSLOW KING, —TEACHER OF— Piano-forte, Organ Playing & Harmony. Address P. O. Box 462, Thompsonville, ----- Conn. ijEUOF MI. SHIES, TUNEB and BEPAIBEB of . - .Fismos and Organs > \ SUFFIELD, CONN. "iiuil •Helodteons" repaired* with" new bellows, First-class work guaranteed. Orders by mail will receive prompt attention. Ten years of practical experience. JOHN W. MARTIN, TEACHER OF THE YIOLEN AND CORNET, AND ALL VALVE INSTRUMENTS. RESIDENCE : Lincoln st., - - Thompsonville, Ct. Post-office box, 227. 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. Miscellaneous. CHARLES E. PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer in Wood and Coal. Wood a specialty— Chips for sale. Moving and heavy tsaming «lone on reasonable terms. Thompsonville, Conn. JAMES WATSON. GRAIN, MEAL and Feed for sale at reasonable prices. Custom grinding done at the usual rates. V full supply always on hand. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. fey'Cnstom grinding done also at the North mill, on Springfield road. CHARLES BERBERICH, BAKER,Spencer's Bank Block, So. Main street, Thompsonville. A full line of bread, cake and pies; in fact, everything usually kept in a first-class country bakery. Hot Bread and Rolls every morning. Thompsonville, Conn. - • •• - - / ' igfv;- r.- teSfv1' ' 'Ml ^ / - ; v.v. A. R. UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER, 45 AND 47 MAIN ST., THOMPSONVILLE, . . CONN. ggp- Telephone connections direct with store. Japanese Soap! .. „ IS MADE OF THE " ... Purest, Cleanest and Best Materials. i For the Laundry, Bath or Toilet, it has no rival, saving many times its -cost to any household in clbthes. The price is less than inferior soaps of equal weight. figp-Send twenty Trade-Marks from "Wrappers and get a handsome Christmas picture. FISK MANURING CO., " Springfield, Mass. §gg! • .V-ALFRED V WILLIAMS, 41 & 45 Pratt St.* Hartford,CI;, ?ow is the time to boy a Seal Jacket or Sacque—winter is coming. Seal Caps, Gloves and Collars ; Shoulder, Capes, Mufflj,. Boas, Bdbefr, Triiff-traings, efcL ggg| rge stock" to be s<tftil>it at tm 1J Banks and Banking* rpUE B. D. & BOBT. E. SPENCER CO., BANKERS. Commenced business September 8, 1887. Capital, - $25,000 ROB'T. E. SPENCER, CASHIER. J. W. GRAHAM, ASST. CASHIER. OFFICE HOURS, 9.30 A. M. to 12.00 M. ; 1.30 to 3.30 p. M. Transact business similar to any- National bank. Deposits received subject to check on sight. Sell Non-Taxable 7 per cent, guar-teed Real Estate Securities. Deposits in Savings Department draw interest from the first of each month. THE I D.& K0BT.E SPENCER CO. NOTE.—We are doing a safe, increasing, paying business. I am responsible for all transactions, and oversee all negotiations. I respectfully request business relations with merchants and individuals of this town. R D. SPENCER. Thompsonville, Conn. TO Executors, Administrators And Trustees! The Middlesex Banking Co., Middletown, Ct., CAPITAL PAID, §600,000, offers Debenture Bonds, 6 Per Cent. Semi-Annual Interest. 1—Trustees are permitted by law to buy these bonds. 2—The issue of these bonds limited by law. Bailroads. N EW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD. DECEMBER 22, 1889. Trains leave Springfield,Going South,for NEW YORK—Express trains at 1.58, 2.08 (daily, except Monday), 7.50, 11.45 a. m.; and 1.45, p. m.; also 1.58 a. m. Sundays, and 6.33 p. m daily, including Sundays. FOR NEW HAVEN—Accommodation trains connecting withexpress trains forNew York, at 5.40, 7.00,9.25 and 11.50 a..m; 3.00, 4.30, 6.40 and 8.25 p. m. Sundays Only—Accommodation for New Haven at 7.47 a. m. LONGMBADOW—5.47,7.09,9.34,12.00 a.m.; 3.09, 4.39, 6.49 ,8.?4 p.,m. THOMPSONVILLB—5J>" 12.09^3. ENFIELD BRIDGE—6.01, 7.23,, £4$. a. .ini.; 12.14, 8.23, 4.53, 7.04, 8.48 p. m. " WAREHOUSE POINT—6.06, 7.28, 9.53 a.m. f 12.20, 3.28, 4.59, 7.10, 8.53 p. m. - WINDSOR LOCKS—6.11, 7.33, 9.58 a. m.; 12.25, 3.33, 6.04, 7.15, 8.58 p. m. WINDSOR—6.16, 7.45, 10.10 a. m.; 12.37, 3.45, 5,17, 7.25, 9.10 p. m. 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 . in. (daily) and 11.38 a. m. (local express); 12.05 , 2.20 and 6.50p. m. (daily); accommodation trains at 5.55, $.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.; 1.40, 4.53, 6.35, 9.48,*11.39 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.23, 8.29, 9.53 a. m.; 12.02,1.52, 5.07,6.46, 9.59,11.52 p.m. WAREHOUSE POINT—6.29, 8.34, 9.58 a.m.; 1.57, 5.12, 6.51, 10.04, 11.58 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—12.03, 6.35, 8.39, 10.03 a. m.; 2.02, 5.17, 6.55, 10.08, p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—12.08, 6.41, 8.44, 10.08 a. m.; 12.14, 2.07, 5.22, 7.00, 10.13, p. m. LONGMEADOW—12.16, 6.51, 8.52, 10.16 a. m.; 2.16, 5.32, 7.08, 10.21 p. m. SUFFIELD BRANCH. SUFFIELD TO WINDSOR LOCKS—7.10 9.30 a. m.; 1.30, 4.30, 6.10 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS TO SUFFIELD—8.15, 10.12 a. m.; 1.53, 5.08, 6.48 p. m. ggjp-Pocket TIME TABLES can be obtained from the Ticket Agents at stations. Published every Thursday Evening, by THE PAB80NS P&INTING GOHFAKT. THE QUARTET'S ANTHEM. Oh, yes, I heard the' anthem sung by that big church quartet, My wife she raved about it, but I kep' my own mouth shet; " No sweeter song," she said, "is sung by a n y a n g e l ' s l i p . An' I sot still an* heered her talk, an' never raised a yip. The absence of idees was drowned in plenteousness of voice. What strict economy of words, an* extravagance of noise! For they were stingy of their words and generous of their strains, An' they were spendthrifts of their lungs an' njjsers of their brains; An' they call this mighty music; 'taint for me to say it's not; But I think music's better w'en its slightly mixed with thought; I think yer lungs give forth to men a more inspirin' strain If they have made connection with the in-gine of yer brain. W'en Maria rocked our boy to sleep and sung her baby song, That quiet Sabbath evenin' with the shad-ders growin' long, " The music of that baby song," sez I to her, sez I, " It beats yer quartet anthem out, and knocks the thing sky high!" 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Ordinary advertising per inch,, one week, 75 cents. Each subsequent insertion, 60 cents. . Special rates to large advertisers made known on application. Transient*advertisementsto be paid p advance. Births,' Marriages, and Deaths inserted free. Obituary notices, 5 cents aline. ; ^ tlteK Th^ ^rijjULtfcc.: fox sale at 3ohn Hunter's, «fid by iiews boys; every Thursday evening. Copies folded ready for iikatl5biAr-'-'caiir A: Smith and H. B5. Hamilton. .. AT WTSDSOB LOCKS, at 3. fl. Adam* 4 ,'s newsjroom, _ ARMSTEOWSREYENGE. One bright June morning, not many years ago, a big, ungainly farm-servant, holding by a halter a large and uncouth plough-horse, stood before the shut door of a. battered wooden building, the surroundings of which at once proclaimed it to be a smithy, although through the chinks in its weather-beaten walls no forge-fire gleamed or cheery hammer rang. The ploughman, astonished to see the place shut at an hour long after that at which the blacksmith usually started work, retired a pace or two and gazed up at the chimney; and not seeing, even the faintest trace of smoke issuing thence, he turned and looked about him with a puzzled expression on his face. A man breaking stones on the other side of the road, noticing the farm-servant's bewilderment, approached, and, after the usual morning salutation, proceeded to explain what had become of the blacksmith. We will give that explanation in our own words: Hamilton Armstrong was the name of the blacksmith in question. His workshop was situated close to a wayside station on the main line of one of the great Scotch railways, but at _ a considerable distance from any town or village. Being, however, kept pretty busy at work for the neighboring; farmers, and being conse-oy^ d; jy^lug, as ite"^eSf<Bs! pretty girl, the daughter of the porter at tho station, it was the most natural thing in the world that he should wish to make her his wife. Unfortunately} this was more easily determined on than done, for he had a rival. This rival was the driver of a goods train which was almost daily shunted into the siding near Sarah's house, to allow of a passenger express passing,and he took advantage of this momentary respite to chat with the porter's daughter. Whether it was because he was a far-away bird that his feathers seemed fairer than Armstrong's in Sarah's sight, or whether he was Intrinsically a man of more worth, the gossips—for there were gossips even in those solitudes—were not agreed. Rightly or wrongly, however, Sarah gave him the preference. Having made up his mind to ask Sarah to be his wife, Armstrong was not long in finding an opportunity for doing so. Though he knew he had a rival, he was hardly prepared to hear from Sarah that she had already promised to marry Duffy, the engine-driver. But Armstrong was not going to yield without making a special effort to win her. He pleaded long and fervently with her to retract her promise to his rival, whom he was persuaded she had only accepted because he had been the first to ask her. But Sarah was quite sincere, Duffy being really the man of her choice ; and Armstrong pleaded in vain. For the next week or two, the blacksmith moped about and did scarcely any work. On the day on which Sarah's marriage was to take place he left the smithy in the evening, and went wandering into the country, returning late at night. Next mornfng he went away again, now walking with uneasy step along the quiet country lanes, and now sitting dejectedly by the roadside, muttering to himself. The neighbors soon came to hear of his strange behavior; and it was whispered that he must have gone out of his senses, as an uncle of his had done under a similar affliction. ^ 1 ' ^ ' " - - "That was yesterday,"the stone-breaker wound up, "and he's away hlong the road by the railway this morning. They should look after him, or he'll be lying down in front o.f some train, or jumping down into the deep rock-catting and breaking his neck." ^ " If Hamilton Armstrong had not gone mad,* as the people supposed, he certainly acted like a madman. Stung to the quick by his rejection,: he had no heart for ^iis work., - He shut, iip hlssmithy,<uid went out to try to walk off the fever that burned within him; Proceedings along the path by the side of the railway, hirh$art filled with bitter hatred, tfce idea of ''tilling a terrible revenge upon ,Dufiy gradually shaped itself In his mind. At first he tried to shut his ears to the srigges^ion of the tempter; but Uttle by little he,grew familiarized with the idea,, until he got so demoralized' that he began to think in„a speculative way how he could befit avenge himself upon the engine-driver train always pissed the station, going east, at half-past seven in the evening. j caiwe^l^toreBty-seven 1 l ^wetigeE train. The ately set aside. At this point in his meditations, the soiind of a signal going• down; suggested to him the idea of tampering; with the signals. „ / He returned home and retired to rest. Tossing restlessly on his bed, he was re-; volving in his mind his various schemeSf of revenge, when a diabolical idea struck: him of a plan whereby he would be able to accomplish his object without leaving. any trace of foul play, so that the whole: blame of the catastrophe would fall upon Duffy, who would not survive to tell his' side of the story, or even if he did, and asserting his innocence, would not be be-' lieved. Armstrong noticed that if thfe counter-weight at the bottom of the signals post were lifted, it would allow the signal-arm to go down, just as if it had been lowered by means of the lever in the signal-cabin, the wire between the cabln^ and the counter-weight remaining motion^ less all the time; while as soon as the counter-weight was lowered again, nq trace would remain of the signal having been touched. By adopting this mode of lowering the signal, the objection to his last-mentioned plan would be done away with. The only danger would be that the pointsman might notice that the signal was down; but that was not likely, as the lifting of the counter-weight would not affect the lever in the signal-box, and it was improbable that the signal-man's eyes would be drawn towards the signal when he was not either lowering it or pulling it up. This plan would enable Armstrong to get some distance away, and so prevent suspicion fastening upon him; and the fact of the signal being found all right afterwards would preclude all possibility of a suspicion of the signal having been tampered with. Armstrong had begun his speculations with the view only of discovering how he could be avenged on Duffy, if he wished to avenge himself. The successful issue of them in a plan securing at once death to his rival and immunity from detection to himself was the cause of bis resolving to go further. Thus by imperceptible degrees, he had been drawn into plotting to murder. In an almost gleesome mood he rose in the morning and hastened along the em* bankment to the signal which he proposed to use for his dreadful purpose. The sig««. nal stood at about the deepest part of a long rock-cutting, and was planted on the slope of a small embankment above the cutting. An examination of the. place satisfied Armstrong that the best plan to adopt would be to attach a long cord to the counter-weight, and, taking the cord, in his hand, to climb the signal-post, so as to command a long stretch of the line and be able to lower the signal-arm at the right moment; for to be a; monjerit too soon _or tod late 1 would; to l. the passenger train were to be sacri- >As the goods train came on, rattling d roaring through the cutting, the ^Hver and stoker, all unconscious of the ninlnent peril in which they were, stood the foot-plate watching the signals and e line in front of them. A glance at the gnal, as he caught sight of it, showed pnffy that it stood at clear. His eye then jvandered downward towards the rails, j|rhen suddenly it was arrested by a dark J>bject lying on the other line. "That's surely a man lying on the upline, Tom," he remarked to his fireman, laying his hand upon the regulator. ||f'So it is!" cried Tom. Without another word * the steam was shut off, the link-gear reversed, and the brake applied, for the two men knew that' the up express was due in three minutes, and t^at if the man who was lying on the line—who might be unconscious through drink or through having fallen over—was left there, he must inevitably meet with a horrible death. .- ,; As the train stopped with a shock and a bumping of buffers and clanking of coupling-chains along its whole length, Duffy jumped down into the six-foot way with the engine-lamp in his hand. Bending over the huddled-up form, he held the light above the blood-covered face and peered into it. A few seconds elapsed before Duffy moved; and Tom, wondering why he knelt so long looking in the unconscious man's fuce, jumed down beside them and asked: "Is he dead, Duffy?" "Yes," answered Duffy, raising his head as if he had just wakened out of d dream. "Who is he?" continued Tom. i "Armstrong the smith." At this moment the brakeman of the train came along to see what was wrong; and after Tom had explained the matter to him, they lifted the dead man and carried him to the van. Duffy and Tom then returned to the engine, and were just about to start the train to advance to the station and see what could be done with Armstrong, when Tom caught sight of some one running along the line with a lamp in his hand. "What's up?" cried Duffy. "Who can this be, and what can he be wanting?" asked Tom. At this point the man |With the lamp approached the engine; and when he had come within the light of the furnace, the two men recognized him as the signalman. "It's a blessing you noticed it!" he cried, panting with the exertion of running so fast. \ "Noticed what?" both men on the engine exclaimed simultaneously. "Something wrong with the signal. It's standing at clear just now, and yet ?the,lever'8 right-for.danger. I heard you without slowing. up, and then the procurator-fiscal's inquiry, no one ever elicited more from these men than Duffy that night allowed them to tell. Atlantic Oattle Ships. The boats each carry from 300 to 600 cattle per trip. The largest cargo ever taken over consisted of 1,300 head. The greatest numbqr ever stowed on an upper deck for a single passage was 325 head. The voyage consumes from eight to sixteen days. Cattle are hardly ever sick at sea. They readily catch the motion of the boat and after a couple of days find their sea legs as readily as the most hardened, weather beaten old salt of the brine. If they show any signs of "paleness about the gills" they are doctored with salts. The system of shipping cattle is encumbered with far less difficulties than that of carrying horses. The horse is a very troublesome animal to pilot across, .and one of the rules applied is never to let him lie down. THE GREAT PHYSICIAN. LESSON X, FIRST QUARTER, INTER-? NATIONAL SERIES, MARCH 9. device of placinjg an obstruction on th* toa*!* period Of waiting elapsed^telbre aiiWppbfi tunity for carrying it into^eflteet presented itself. With the patience and perseverance of a wild animal waiting for its prey, he betook himself evening after evening tb the signal by various roundabout routes, so as to ensure that no one would know that he went to the same place every day, aflixed his cord to the counter-weight,and waited—only to see the passenger train dash past without slackening speed and pass the distance-signal without stopping. At length when the days had crept in considerably, and thus rendered the evenings more suitable for the carrying out of his plan, as one evening he listened anxiously in the dusk to the sound of the approaching passenger train, a thrill of pleasure shot through him, for he noticed that it was slackening speed. Taking the cord in his hand, he climbed rapidly up the signal-post, and was overjoyed to find the passenger train stopping just on the station side of the distance-signal. Trembling with excitement, he turned in the direction whence the goods train would come and anxiously waited the sound of its approach. Several seconds, which to him seemed hours, elapsed before there was any sign of the approach of the goods train. The passenger train, howwfir still stood at the distance-signal,throwing up long oblique lines of light in the misty air. At length, with fluttering heart, he caught, the faint sound of Duffy's train approaching, and soon the headlights, overshadowed by a cloud of steam, golden with the furnace-light, began to twinkle dimly, like stars at twilight, in the distance. T .''i,: "Now or never," thdeight Armstrong, taking two or three turns-of the cord round his hand. He then tugged lustily at the cord; but the counter-weight would not rise. With an oath, he twisted his legs around the signaL-post, .passed: tjhe cord through the lattice-wofk a little above • him, so as to obtain a abetter purchase, seized the cord . With both hands and pulled with all his might. The Weight yielded to this violent effort; the signal-arm descended. Armstrong's wildfcujgh of joy at the accomplishment of his nefarig bus purpose was almost immediately stifled by a cry of terror and pain. In ^ excitement he had forgotten thai his hew* was immediately below the signal-arm,; and his savage tugiat the cpunter-jweijfht had brought the signal-arm down ^Ron; his head with terrible and fatal for^e. Hls'iieirveles's limbs loosened from ' ttee signal, and IkHlng " with a thud upoii:the£ sloping- embankment, he. was shot over the edge of the sheer precipice that formed one side of the rock-cutting and landed. ' Worth Bemembering. Wash whitewashed walls with vinegar, before papering them. Door-plates should be cleaned by rubbing with a cloth wet in ammonia and water. Coal ashes mixed with salt and water, makes a good cement with which to line stoves or fill up cracks. When bread instead of rising spreads out, or rises sidewise, it is never good, and the fault is generally with the flour. Melted alum makes a good cement with which to fasten on lamp tops, which are ready to use as soon as the cement is cold. A small box filled with lime and placed on a shelf in the pantry or closet will absorb dampness, it is said, and keep the air in the closet dry and sweet. Cut flowers can be kept fresh for quite a length of time by putting a few drops of liquid ammonia in the water in which they are placed. This water should be changed daily, and at each change the stems of the flowers should be cut off an inch or two to present fresh surface to the water. When boots are muddy and wet, wash off the m*d with warm water and a bit of sponge, then rub with kerosene oil and dry quickly. Finish with a coat of shoe dressing. In this way the shoes will be soft and pliable and there is little danger of any odor from kerosene as it evaporates by the heat necessary for drying quickly. ' Business Laws. upon *he opposite4iueg| . Meantime .the goods trjrinx the rock-cutting.,. The signal-arm h*V|nigr been lowered until it wps in line with tM signal-post, and having been checked^# the entanglement of the cord in the lattlei^ | work whey'ltji&d only returned stood at Iclear. But fot; • there a train in front?" Duffy 'asked.W*- "There isl The 7.27 passenger's blocked there by a truck that went off the rails." All at-once the whole matter became clear to Duffy. Armstrong had been trying to wreck the train, and had apparently fallen down into the cutting when putting the finishing touches to this trap for his enemy. Although Duffy thought this perfectly plain, he did not breathe^a word of his thoughts to those around him. Was not his enemy lying dead in the van? He would let bygones be bygones. "No; we didn't notice that," he said to the signal-man. "We stopped because we saw a man lying on the up line." Here the signal-man climbed on to the engine, and the up express went thundering past, creating a miniature aud momentary hurricane as it went. "It*8 Armstrong the smith," added Duffy. "He's dead." "Is that so?" the signal-man exclaimed, and then lapsed Into silence, feeling unable to say anything appropriate to the circumstances. 'Til go up with you and see what's wrong with the signal," Duffy said to the pointsman after a pause. Reaching the signal, they found the cord, loosened it from the trellis-work of the signal-post, and let the counter-weight fall again. It had not suggested Itself to the signal-man that any connection existed between the dead man on the line and the mysteriously lowered signal; but in spite of Duffy'^reticence, the cause of the accident became perfectly apparent to him when he saw the cord attached to the sigual counterweight, and put that fact and the fact of Armstrong's being found dead on the line together. "If ever anything was providential," said 'the signal-man, as he and Duffy returned to resume their respective duties, "this is|%Here's a man that intends to wreck your train; he falls over the embankment just when he gets the thing arranged; then you come on seemingly to a^eertein smash, when you happen to see Ddy on the line, pull up just In the and are saved;" ; < ^The signal-man had not probed the mat-bbttom; for the exact purpose of.^titer cord had n<$ occurred to him any more than It had to Duffy. Dufly was pfttoed at tfie signal-man's discovery of i|ie critae and said nothing. v ^?i#heU ''tbey had reached the train, and tie signal-man had told his version of the story to Tom and the brakeman, Duffy, Who hfcd stood aSide while the story was Ug narrated, approached the men, and liids; you know what Anh-it? but that'g no reason why anybody else* he'en4 Ifiustrafed i ray frorn the «>uuter-we the signal again. And now, to grat edfed bat* when we take back the dty that we found him dead line, and that he had seemingly down 4nto •, and been kiHed.'' ^ spite of the post-mortem ei'- *UelUtoii8l& rewound sulllr If a note is lost or stolen it does not release the maker the must pay it if the ide^on.lbr ; which it was given-and the amount can be proven. . Notes bear Interest only when so stated. " . Principals are responsible for the acts of their agents. Each individual in a partnership is responsible for the whole amount of the debts of the firm, except in cases of a special partnershi p. Ignorance of the law excuseth no one. An agreement without consideration is void. Contracts made on Sunday cannot be enforced. A contract made with a lunatic is void. A note by a minor is void. A note obtained by fraud or from a person in a state of intoxication cannot be collected. Signatures made with a lead pencil are good in law. It is a fraud to conceal a fraud. , The acts of one partner bind the rest. "Value received " is usually written in a note, and should be, but it is not necessary. The maker of an " accommodation" bill or note (.one for which he had received no consideration), having lent his name or credit for the benefit of the holder, is not bound to the person accommodated, but is bound to all other parties, precisely as if there was a good consideration. No consideration is sufficient in law if it be illegal in its nature. Checks or drafts must be presented for payment without unreasonable delay. An indorsee has a right of action against all whose names were on the bill when he received it. If the letter containing a protest of nonpayment be put into the post-office, any miscarriage does not affect, the party giving notice. ' Vi Why the Hens Do Not Lay. One of the puzzling questions that often arise in the-experience of persons raising fowls is why their hens are not laying as well as a neighbor's, who is far more fortunate in' the weekly ^additions made: to his egg basket. From the directions given in poultry journals and by manufacturers of specifics for egg production, many persons start out with the confident expectation of uninterrupted success In raising chickens and eggs, to find at last that the business has for some reason become unprofitable. . I n p u r c h a s i n g h e n s T o r r e y l ^ ; , p a r t i e u - lar attention should be given to the cole* and appearance of their combs, ^hifch should be bright and red. Wheitetjlie comb has a dull, sickly coior, and a kind of fiattehed down appearance* no^amouut of feeding or care will fore* the laying; of eggs ks long as these cribd Itioiis exikt. Again, the legs should > be smooth and Text of the Lesson, Lake IT, 33, 44—Commit Verses 38, 30—Golden Text, Matt. vlll, 16—Commentary by the Rev. D. M. Stearng. [Compiled from Lesson Helper Quarterly by permission of H. S. Hoffman, publisher, Philadelphia.] 33. "And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with* a loud voice." Aftor being rejected by His own townsmen ©f Nazareth, He came to Capernaum and taught in the synagogue on the Sabbath days. The first part of our lesson is the record of an incident that occurred while He was thus teaching one day. Then, as now, all kinds of people went to church, some with one object, some another, and then, as now, Satan went also among them. As far as we can learn from the Scriptures there is but one devil properly so called, the leader of all wicked spirits, whose other names are Satan, the old serpent, the dragon, the god of this world, the prince of the power of the air, the father of lies, etc. (Rev. xx, 2;.H Cor. iv, 4; Eph. ii, 2; John viii, 44); but he seems to have associated with him innumerable other wicked spirits, properly called demons, and so translated in the R. V. margin; and the great business of the devil and his demons is to enter into and possess and control people for their destruction. A man possessed by one of these demons was in the synagogue on this particular Sabbath day while Jesus was teaching. 84. "Let us alone; what have we to do with Thee, Thou Jesus of Nazareth? Art Thou come to destroy us?" Thus the demon in the man cried out as Jesus was teaching. "I know Thee who Thou art; the Holy One of God." On one occasion when certain men who knew not Jesus tried to cast out demons, the demons cried out: "Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are ye?" And the man with the demons leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded (Acts xix, 15, 16). The devil and his angels do not know Jesus for their good in any way, but they know Hira as the Son of God, the Holy One, the Christ, and they fear Him, and they know and fear those who are truly His, as Paul was. 85. "And Jesus rebuked him, saying: Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And * * * he came out of him, and hurt him not." He addressed the demon in the man, and His word compelled the evil spirit to leave the man, and he was healed. "He cast out the spirits with His word" (Matt, viii, 16). There is no doubt that the devil and his angels possess people today, and through them say and do the fearful things of which we hear and read and which we see with our own eyes. 86. "What a word is this! for with authority and power He commanded the unclean spirits, and they come out.U The last verse of the last lesson (vs. 32) sayysiat "His word was with power;" the source of the power is given us in Acts x, 38, where we are told that "God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power; who weut about doing good, and healing all that " were oppressed of the devil, for God was with Him." We have His word, we have His spirit, God is with us. And if we were only willing to be filled with the Holy Spirit, we would not only be ourselves delivered from all unclean spirits, but we would be blessed in leading others to .the Great Deliverer. clean and free from scales or the appear- We'll'not"say a word"about of spurs, both of which Indicate that Hhe hen has passed the laying agfe. Hie cock should be bought out of * different -flock and be as purely bred as possible. The principal causes ^f fhllure in.egg pro-ttaGtton are believed to be: first, keeping hens that are too old; secondj breedlttg IH ind inj oir a failure tolntroduce b«W blood from sources entirely tafcide oue'r own Jkifefc, «ad CO. HARTFORD, CONN. (Chartered bjr the State of Connecticut.) No one who has ever invested in the First Mortgage Farm Loans negotiated by this company has ever lost a cent or been obliged to wait a single day for either principal or interest when it is due. Certificates of deposit, payable on demand, given for funds left on deposit, draw interest from that date to date funds arewithdrawn. DIRECTORS. St. "And tlie fame-of Him went out into every place of the country round about." His name is as ointment poured forth. 38. "And He arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house." 39. "He stood over her, aud rebuked the fever, aud it left her; and immediately sue arose and ministered unto them." A little before He had rebuked the unclean spirit, and now he rebukes the burning in this woman's body, and as, quickly as the spirit fled from the man, so this great fever flees before the same Almighty Word, and the woman is instantly well; so well that she is able to minister unto them, and she does it at once. 40. "And He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them." Tidings from the synagogue and from Simon's home soon spread through the city, and people sick with all kinds of diseases are brought uuto Him, every one of whom is sent away healed. 41. "And devils came out of many, * * * and He, rebuking them, suffered them not to speak, for they knew that He was Christ." How many happy homes there were in Capernaum that night; people now perfectly well who had long been sick and had suffered much; people now about on the streets and at their work who had not been seen there for many a day; people now meek and gentle to whom you could not speak before without being insulted; and all because Jesus had come. His word and His hand did it all, and He still lives, and is accessible to all who truly seek Him. 42. "And when it was day, He departed, and went into a desert place." Mark says that He rose a great while before day and went away to pray (Mark i, 35). How unlike a so-called minister's Monday. What hungering for communion with His Father, what abstraction from the things of earth! But this is the secret of power. A hold upon God, a clinging to God, a waiting upon Him alone, a whole hearted reliance upon Him, a living in His sight, a witnessing unto Him that He may be glorified, a studyiiffe to show ourselves approved unto Him, seeing no one but Jesus only. This is for us the way of power. "And the people sought Him, and came unto Him, and stayed Him, that He should not depart from them." What a contrast to the conduct of the people of Nazareth! But were these people seeking Him for His own sake or for the blessings to be received at His hands? A more practical question is, "Do you seek Him, dear reader, on the day after the Sabbath as well as on theSabbath? "And why do you seek Him? Is it for His gifts, some blessing from Him, or is it to know Him, and the power ef His resurrection, and the feUbwsfcip of His sufferings? 48. <JAn8' he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also; for therefore am I sent." The R. V. says, I must preach the good-tidings of the kingdom of God." Matthew adds that He preachwl the gospel; of the kingdom and healed all mannerof sickness arid all manner of disease. Such also were His instructions to His disciples (Matt. iv, 23; x, 7, 8). As He went . . ' - -A-'V- ' — i.' ,.1 1 Jeflery O. Phelps. T. O. Enders. Samuel Mather. John W. Welch. Selah A. Hull. H. C. Joyner. li. H. Ensign. Charles J. Cole. John R. Redfleld. John S. Camp. O. B. Arnold. Wm. H. Fuller. ^ L. F. Englesby. Geo. W. Bawden. J. O. Phelps, Jr. Send for Circular, 51 Asylum st., Hartford, Conn., or call at the office of P. E. ELY, Agent, Thompsonville. Ice May Come Yet! WE HAVE A GOOD STOCK OF ley's Mil TO DRAW FROM, AND A FEW OF PR AY'S PLOWS ; ALSO SAW TONGS, Etc. TRACY, TARB0X& ROBINSON, 78 and 80 Asylum St., HARTFORD, - - CONN. Prescriptions of All Physicians accurately compounded at W. L. Benton & Co.'s drug store, where you can And the largest stock of toilet articles, perfumeries, cosmetics, sponges; hair, bath, shaving and tooth brushes. All the leading patent medicines can be found on our shelves. Our stock of drugs and chemicals cannot be excelled in the town. Also, sole agents for Van Wert's Balsam for the throat and lungs, which we can recommend to all as a superior remedy for coughs, colds, asthma, bronchitis and consumption. We will guarantee it to cure or no pay. Call for a trial bottle free; large dollar bottle for 50c. Remember the place—W. L. Benton & Co. THOMPSONVILLE [oniMMnliil ®orfes! w Jom which Israel knew about and a kingdom foretold by their prophets^ And so it wtis, for the kingdom preached; as then at hand'was none other than the kingdom proraisedrto David, and more fully revealed by tho prOphets (II Sam. vii, 12,18; Isa. Ix, 7; Jer. A 6, etc.). But Israel received not her Kii^r.and the kingdom then# at h<md is postponed till HiH return. , «An*1He preached in the synagogues of Galilea." llatthew. says that He went ftbout.all Galilee., ^Aco&miffliwi^tp all H« followeta now is' to "Go toto aU the world and pnfech the Gospel to every creature;" and ff any bellevfer is content simply with hiaewnwvaJtonandindifferenttb Cegreat :ishly dtohedientt.and how can. ^ Ibevfllled with tl»: Spirifecjr with the, Father awl the Soul 5 The height of ocean waves has recently been measured in a very ingenlous way by floating » sensitive aneroid barometer, to which ft,recording apparatus was fitted, on the snrfece or the water. It has thus been proved that the wKves^ttain a height pf *r^gh to ^t in i; LIBERTY & KINGSBURY, Proprietors, THOMPSONVILLE, - CONN. Favor us with your order for Memorial Work and save paying fancy prices to agents. By ordering work now you will receive the advantage of winter prices, and have the work ready to set in the spring. Work in cemeteries duplicated. Fine Flower Carving and Lettering a specialty. Best of stock and Workmanship guaranteed. STARCH fiEQUiRES 10 COOKING. Double Strength. Ask Your Grocer For It. ALLISON BROS.,i Manufacturers, MIDDLETOWX, CONTn. : N. P. PALMER, PHOTOGRAPHER, Thompsonville, - Conn. PI0TTJBE FRAMES OF ALL KUTDS. Views of Besidenoes made to order. Copying, Enlarging and Finishing in Ink, Water Colors and Crayons a specialty. Lightning, and later processes used dally at my studio. Sittings made weather. in cloudy or rainy SWIFT'S Wild COUGH BALSAM! I isthe BEST POSSIBLE REMEDY for a Stubborn Cough, whether it results from the influenza or not. It allays the irritation and Inflammation and stops tickling in the throat. It sooths the cough; it heals the lungs •jit purifies the blood, and it is pleasant to take. It is a scientific combination of WILD CHERRY and other valuable cufative ^ barks, herbs and roots, and isTHE BEST | Cough Remedy in the world. | Office P. & F, CORBIST, Manuf. Hardware, V I • NEW BRITAIN, Ct., Jan. 31, 1890: J Messrs. TaleoUi PrisMe &Go., Hartford, Ct.: ; Gentlemen—I desire to -say most emphatically that Swift's JVild Cherry Cp^gh ; Balsam Is the best and surest cure for a cough I ever saw. The grip left me with a cough which was simply terHble. Fob- .talned a bottie of-this Jiftl8ain<iind;it>.9&«'erT! relief Immediately, and has b^n the greatest bebefit to me since. I coitn-meoced to improve at once; Other members of nay familf ha<t uftbo&t s the «»me experience. I shall always keep It In, the house hereafter, as.I would not. be without it. *"5 Resp. you re, "I have wold more of Swift's Wild Cher- ' ry Coagb Balsam than of PckeSMSca bottkatfiJl dr .:.Vr$ 'v.S • '-if •
VOL. X THOMPSONVILLE, CONN J: THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1890.
V.: : '
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 3. Office hours—8.00 to 9.00 a. m.
2.00 to 3.00, and 6.00 to 7.30 p. m.
E. O. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE
Hours at Thompsonville, 8.30 to
11.30 a. m. and 7.00 to 9.00 p. m.—Saturdays
At 26 Pratt st., Hartford, 1.00 to 4
p. m., Saturdays excepted.
Artificial Crowns a Specialty.
Mansley's Block, Main street, Thompsonville,
FIRST-CLASS WORK—LOWEST PRICKS.
Printers and Publishers.
THE PARSONS PRINTING COM
pany, Steam-Power Printers, and
Publishers of THE THOMPSONVTLLH PRESS,
opposite the depot, Thompsonville, Conn.
W ANDRE & CO., Custom Tailors.
• Gent's garments of every description
cut aDd made to order; also
Cleaning, Dyeing and Repairing done.
Mrs. Simpson's block, Main St., Thompsonville,
Lindeman & Sons, Steinway & Sons (as
good as the best.) The Shubert (a
fine medium piano.
Alsc the Pneumatic Symphony, two organs
in one—two instruments
in a single case.
-rr». abbe ds SON,
IHA. 3P. A T iTjEN,
Teacher of IS^Ensio,
Lindsey's Block (Room 1), Thompsonville,
Also agent for the Finest PIANOS and
ORGANS sold in this vicinity. Can refer
to scores of purchasers. Musical mer-ehandise
of every description on hand, or
obtained at short notice.
Piano-forte, Organ Playing & Harmony.
Address P. O. Box 462,
Thompsonville, ----- Conn.
ijEUOF MI. SHIES,
TUNEB and BEPAIBEB of
. - .Fismos and Organs
> \ SUFFIELD, CONN.
"iiuil •Helodteons" repaired* with"
new bellows, First-class work guaranteed.
Orders by mail will receive prompt
attention. Ten years of practical experience.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
TEACHER OF THE YIOLEN AND CORNET, AND
ALL VALVE INSTRUMENTS.
Lincoln st., - - Thompsonville, Ct.
Post-office box, 227.
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.
CHARLES E. PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer
in Wood and Coal. Wood a specialty—
Chips for sale. Moving and heavy
tsaming «lone on reasonable terms.
JAMES WATSON. GRAIN, MEAL
and Feed for sale at reasonable prices.
Custom grinding done at the usual rates.
V full supply always on hand. Main
street, Thompsonville, Conn.
fey'Cnstom grinding done also at the
North mill, on Springfield road.
CHARLES BERBERICH, BAKER,Spencer's
Bank Block, So. Main street,
Thompsonville. A full line of bread, cake
and pies; in fact, everything usually kept
in a first-class country bakery.
Hot Bread and Rolls every morning.
- • •• -
^ / - ;
UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER,
45 AND 47 MAIN ST.,
THOMPSONVILLE, . . CONN.
ggp- Telephone connections direct with
.. „ IS MADE OF THE " ...
Purest, Cleanest and Best Materials.
i For the Laundry, Bath or Toilet, it has
no rival, saving many times its -cost to
any household in clbthes. The price is
less than inferior soaps of equal weight.
figp-Send twenty Trade-Marks from
"Wrappers and get a handsome Christmas
FISK MANURING CO.,
" Springfield, Mass. §gg! •
.V-ALFRED V WILLIAMS,
41 & 45 Pratt St.* Hartford,CI;,
?ow is the time to boy a Seal Jacket or
Sacque—winter is coming.
Seal Caps, Gloves and Collars ; Shoulder,
Capes, Mufflj,. Boas, Bdbefr, Triiff-traings,
rge stock" to be s|
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