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SPRING STYLES NOW READY! Gent's garments of every description cut and made to order, at the lowest rates possible. Come early and avoid the Spring rush. Mrs. Simpson's block, Main st., Tliomp-goiiville, Conn. Music, Etc. IRA F. AXiXJEKT, Tesuclier of Mlnsic, 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 merchandise of every description on hand, or obtained at short notice. DEN SLOW KING, —TEACHER OF— Piano-forte, Organ Flaying & Harmony. Address P. O. Box 462, Thompsonville, ----- Conn. J.mi IpusiuMS Banks and Banking. >JIHE R. D. & ROBT. E. SPENCER CO., BANKERS. Commenced business September 8, 1887. Capital, $25,000 ROB'T. E. SPENCER, CASIIIER. 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 rcceivcd subject to check on siglit. Sell Nori-Taxable 7 per cent, guar-teed Real Estate Securities. Deposits in Savings Department draw interest from the first of each month. THE R. D. & ROBT. E. 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. JLIIHOJ' H. SIKHS, TUKEB and BEFAIBER of Pianos and. Organs SUFFIELD, CONN. • Organs and Melodeons repaired with new bellows. First-class 'work ^guaran-teed. Orders * 51 —*• attention pericnce. vs. jJirsL-uiuaD.vvyi.iw^uttiitu** I ers by- mail willie^e^^ioiagl,, -Tea ' Hair Dressing and Sharing. 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. 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 with express trains for New , , Yprk, ato.40, 7.00,9.25 and 11.50 a. jp; 3.00, 4.30, 6:40 and 8.25 p. m. £>un- . days, Onli^Accc^mod^dn for New EONGMEADOW- 3.09, 4.39, 6.49 ,8.84 p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—5.56, 7.18, 9.43 a.m.; 12.09, 3.18, 4.48, 6.59, 8.43 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—6.01, 7.23, 9.48 a. m.; 12.14, 3.23, 4.53, 7.04, 8.48 p. m. WAREHOUSE POINT—6.06, 7.28, 9.53 a.m.; 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, 5.04, 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. Miscellaneous. CHARLES E.PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer in Wood and Coal. Wood a specialty— Chips for sale. Moving and heavy teaming Jone 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. gggp-Custom grinding done also at the North mill, on Springfield road. CHARLES BERBERICII, BAKER, Spencer's Bank Block, So. Main street, T hompsonville. 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. A - R. XjEHZTIE, UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER, 45 AND 47 MAIN ST., THOMPSONVILLE, . . . CONN. Telephone connections direct with store. WANTED. t LOCAL OR TRAVELING, to sell our Nursery Stock. Salary, expenses and steady employment guaranteed. CHASE BROTHERS CO. Rochester, N. Y. N. P. PALMER, PHOTOGRAPHER, Thompsonville, - Conn. PI0TUEE FBAMES OF ALL KINDS. Views of Besidences made to order. Copying, Enlarging and Finishing in Ink, Water Colors and Crayons a specialty. Lightning, and later processes used daily at my studio. Sittings made in cloudy or rainy weather. Strain Boots. I St Flue Shoes. Igste " • • Unsurpassed Value in Foot- • wear at the : Thompsonville Shoe Store ! Money Saved from City Prices. • _ « ; •?? Ladies' Shoes 90c upwaMs." Gej&Vl Shoes fl.25.and upwards. The best $2 Ladies' aiid Kent's Shoes on the market. Boots and Shoes at all prices to accommodate every purchaser. R 65 Main St., ThoM^oafjllU TO Executors, Administrators And Trustees! The Middlesex Banking Co., Jliddletonn, Ct., CAPITAL PAID, $G00,000, offers Debenture Bonds, C 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. 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, 2.05 and 6.50p. m. (daily) ; accommodation trains at 5.55, 8.03 and 9.26 a. m.; 1.25, 4.40, .20, 9.35 and 11.25 p. m. WINDSOK—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.in.; 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. Pocket TIME TABLES can be obtain; ed from the Ticket Agents at stations. Published every Thursday Evening, by THE PARSONS PRINTING COMPANY. 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We cross the pasture, and thro' the wood, Where the old gray snag of the poplar stood; Where the hammering red-heads hopped away, And the buzzard raised in the open sky And lolled and circled as he went by, Out to old Aunt Mary's. And then in the dust of the road again; An'd the teams we met and the countrymen; And the long highways with the sunshine spread As thick as butter on country bread, And our cares behind, our hearts ahead, Out to old Aunt Mary's. I see her now in the open door Where the little gourds grew up the sides and o'er The clapboard roof—and her face, ah! me, Wasn't it good for a boy to be Out to old Aunt Mary's ? And oh! my brother, so far away; This is to tell you she waits to-day To welcome us. Aunt Mary fell Asleep this morning, whispering, "Tell The boj'S to come." And all is well Out to old Aunt Mary's. 'fleeted StDl'U. ALIAS THE PARSON. Even in '50, so long ago as that, when few western towns could boast a street lamp or a post-office—to say nothing of churches and school houses—Four Hole City was generally classed as a "desprit hard place." It was the toughest of the tough. Though a comparatively young town at the date of the incident about to be recorded, its notorious wickedness had advertised it far and wide, and Four Hole City was an accepted synonym for the unique and superlative in western wretchedness. Its population varied according to the distance and direction of the latest gold find. A clear spring of water had made the spot a favorite camping place for miners, and a contraband barrel or two of whisky had established a bar and made the spring r: - oflFour Hoie^City was phenomenal—Ilia it'was A magic city or anything of that sort. But it grew. Trade was lively at the Red Finger bar, and the cemetery spread like a green bay tree. In due course of time there was another barroom and another burying ground. Then Liyle Jug Nancy came, the first woman, and forthwith another graveyard was added to the list—three of them in seven months. So alluring was the opportunity, in fact, that a speculative undertaker was tempted across the mountains from 'Frisco with a wagon load of coffins. The market was all right, but it's a part of the record that the 'Frisco undertaker was the first man ever buried in a coffin at Four Hole City. Little Jug Nancy officiated. But in spite of all that the town grew. And as it grew there became manifest, at irregularly long intervals, a natural tendency towards something like reform. At even rarer intervals this usually yague manifestation took definite shape and proportions. The first effort of the sort was when Shoestring Mike and that gang had an election. Mike set himself up for mayor, and the rest of the boys were councilmen. Long Dicky Bass was the marshal. It was all* right while it lasted. They buried the mayor and the marshal in one grave and two of the council in another. Another one of the councilmen reformed, and was hung six months later for horse stealing. The others escaped. Then • the law and order fever struck Four Hole City. They hung Jimmy Doolan, of the Red Finger Bar. Little Jug Nancy followed suit, same day, same limb. Three or four of the opposition lights snuffed out in amazingly rapid succession—and then the law and order gang caved. This was when the 'Frisco undertaker saw his opportunity. Then Nigger-Foot Jim tried to run it. This reform was pre-eminently successful, it must be acknowledged, so far., as it went. Jim was a dead shot, and as quick as a c$t. Hi^flovernment terminated very abruptly, however, a few hours after-it started, just as Jim stepped out of the doq^of the Bed Fihger Bar: It was done in the dark, and .they never'did flnd out who did it. They made hinfi: a grave beside little JugrNancy, and Four Hole City dropped back into the old rut. It relap^ft^ in other words. Tthen a United States man came along. Poor fellow—they were looking for him. They bad his grave dug twenty-four bours in advance of his arrival. They had his tombstone fixed and the epitaph, and One of those 'Frisco coffins marked for his private use. Those, brass" buttons—six big ones and niik^'}i^ie'ones--made.^egBi^;Chips. ryhese were by no means'the only ef-ftim f At 'reform, nor by any riaeans the had Been precisely as many failures as there were efforts, and exactly as many efforts as failures, when Parson Josh came ^bright,g>i|e* ,i6§Jwtlfttl day in e„par8on lidn'linafce any bones aboat He called out the boys and told them JrUBiiffiLfte&i' parson, "I'll preach here twice a week an pvay the same. Ef you don't like it, don t come. This yer's business, and business is business. All invited. Smokin' allowed, but I'll lick the fust man as laughs in meetin'. I ain't er seekin' no fuss. I'm er peaceable man, but business is busi-^ ness. I'm yer ter save souls, an' they? must be order in meetin'. All I want is si square deal." He had come in on horseback, and without taking his feet from the stirrups he pronounced the benediction, nodded-1 pleasantly to the crowd, and galloped off in the direction from which he had come. It was done absolutely before a man in the crowd could realize it. The idea-preaching in Four Hole City! Benediction! Prayer! The strangest part of it all was that the parson had compelled an unmistakable feeling of respect. He had left them, impressed with the idea that he was a superior somebody, amply able to take care of himself, and not too sanctified to fight. Three days later he came again. This time they were ready for him. Slippery Sam pigger was the spokesman for the crowd. "This yer town," said 'is Four Hole City. We are the Clothes and grease your boots properly. Of course, a wife will be more of a companion than a hired woman. After she has fed the stock and chopped the wood for next day's fires, she may be tired enough to go to bed, but if you tell her to, she will read Homestead and Henhouse to you while you take a nap on the .•ofa. If she dies it won't cost much to bury her and it will be easy to get another. DING THE MULTITUDE. LESSON VI, SECOND QUARTER, INTERNATIONAL SERIES, MAY 11. Sam, gang as lives yer in Four Hole City. We don't want no preachin' and we won't have none of it!" The parson was thoughtful for a few: seconds, weighing the matter deliberately, and then quietly announced that there; would be meeting, and that if Sam didn t like it he'd have to move. Then they hitched. It didn't last long. Sam was carried off on one of the bepches, and the parson took his position at the outdoor pulpit as quietly as if nothing had happened. "Owin' ter the racket," said the parson, "they won't be nothin' this evenin' but the benediction. Hereafter they won't be no racket, an' reg'lar services will be held." Then he pronounced the benediction upon as orderly and appreciative a congregation as ever faced a preacher. Then he rode off leisurely, just as he did before, without ever once looking behind him. After that, as the parson had predicted, there was no disturbance at the meetings. The parson soon became an established; and very important institution. He kneW|f that country like a book, and every urin^j in it, and his'advice was reliable. "His; influeuce had on more than one occasipi| prevented bloodshed. In many ways thi parson made himself popular and a pow$ for good. Somehow or other they to learned that his name was Josli. b^fc^ ijhii, information, was rarely maife||ij Text of the Lesson, Lube ix, 10-17—Commit Verses 16, 17—Golden Text, Jolin vl, 45— Commentary by the Rev. D. M. Stearns. Compiled from Lesson Helper Quarterly by permission of H. S. Hoffman, publisher, Philadelphia.] ,The sending forth of the twelve, and the jeheading of John the Baptist, briefly refer-d to in the opening verses of this chapter, o more fully recorded by Matthew and ark. In connection with the first, it is [orthy of note that He had just taught them pray that the Lord of the harvest would d forth laborers into His harvest; then «d the twelve and seut them forth to r their own prayers. Whenrve pray emember that Qod expects us to be itig to be used by Him in answering our yers. 0. "And the apostles, when they were relied, told Him all that they had done." 'And He took them, and went aside private- There were so many coming and going |t they had no leisure even to eat, and He c tbem aside to rest awhile (Mark vi, 31). ile wo continue in these mortal bodies we not work unceasingly, but the time will ,e when we shall be able to serve unwea-ly (Rev. vii, 15). To be often alone with s is another essential to faithful service, :le Himself spent whole nights in prayer d. "And the people, when they know it, wed Him." John says that Jesus crossed lea of Galilee, and the people followed Use they saw His miracles. Mutthew ark say that Jesus went by ship and the people followed on foot and outwent In the boat He would be an hour or lone with His disciples, and they would little rest; but what a busy life He ; it was true of Him "The zeal of thine hath eaten me up" (Ps. lxix, 9; John ad He received theiu." Matthew and both say that He was moved with com- Sn toward them. No pity for Himself, [ill of pity for these sheep without a erd, even though he knew their motives |owing Him. How unwilling wo are to jded upon by thoughtless people, our so precious. Oh, how unlike our ' ! |d spake unto thetn of the kingdom of utl healed them that had need of heal-r Botli body and soul He attended to, i is a Saviour for both, and the time Inie when every-saved soul shall have a led body in which to dwell. fSend tho multitude away." So said lelVu as tho day began to wear away, j(£.they, weary and hungry, saw no -and. -not niueluprospectiofa Only the Breath Wasted. After the beef animal goes into the slaughter house nowadays, the only thing that is wasted is his dying breath, and if it were possible to find some use for that, no doubt it would be caught and preserved. Nothing else is wasted, from the tip of the tongue to the brush on the end of the tail. The blood is caught and sold to make albumen for sugar refiners and other manufacturers, one use of it being the cheap substitute for hard rubber and other plastic materials used in the making of buttons and other articles. Next the hide is taken of!', and after the meat is dressed, the contents of the stomach are removed and dried and baled for manure, and the stomach itself is prepared as tripe. The hide goes to the tanner, the head is skinned and denuded of flesh for the sausage maker, the liorns are knocked off and go to the comb maker, who knocks out the pith and sells it to the glue manufacturer, who is ever ready to take all the refuse from any part of the steer. The horny coverings of hoofs are almost as useful as the horns for making buttons, etc., and the feet make oil and glue. The shinbones make the finest of bone handles for various purposes, and all the remainder of the bony structure which the butcher is unable to sell with the meat finds its vvay eventually to the manufacturer of bone fertilizer and bone black. With the bones there is usually considerable marrow, grease and glue stock, all of which is used by the bone men in various ways. A few of the tails are absorbed in cold weather in the manufacture of ox-tail soup, but usually "the tail goes with the hide," and becomes spoiled for domestic use while lying around the tannery. Every scrap of the skin of the animal, even the pate, as the skin of the head is called, is used in one vvay or another, and the refuse of the tanneries forms an important part of the income of the establishments. This explains why large establishments with facilities and arrangements to utilize all these parts, and with labor-saving machinery for the various operations of slaughtering, etc., can pay all expenses, including freight two ways, out of what mainly goes to waste in ordinary butchering operations, when only a beef or two per day are killed. There are the facts; whether they are desirable ones is another question. "Parity—Strength—Perfection," Four Hole City ^as slowly But undergoing a change. It was becoming civilized. The first step was taken. The pars had led them. One afternoon, a year or So after the: parson appeared first in Four Hole City, eighteen or twenty men, covered with dust and riding jaded horses, rode into town with a prisoner. That prisoner was the parson. "Mistake! Mistake! Mistake!" said the citizens. No, it wasn't a mistake. That was Red Murphy, murderer and horse thief. "Proof!" demanded the citizens. Plenty of proof. The horse he was tied to was one he had stolen. The citizens were obliged to believe it. The parson said nothing in answer to questions, and seemed as indifferent of danger as the horse he was riding. His legs were unstrapped, and he was taken from the horse. The rope was put around his neck and thrown over a limb. "Wanter pray?" he was asked. He looked doubtfhl for a moment. "Unbind my hands," said he. "There are enough of you to eat me. Let me pray with my bands loose." In consideration of the good he had. done, the request was granted, though there was some objection. His own unconcern was another consideration in granting the request. He seemed resigned to his fate, they noticed. It couldn't do any harm. . The parson raised his hands, his face turned upward. "I have done some good," he said, slowly, "an' some bad. I have stole some horses, but I never took the last 'un from a po' man. I have killed some men, but I done it fa'r. All I want, O Lord, is a squar' deal in this. I kin lick eny two in this crowd—eny three. They know it" The parson stopped suddenly, a knife in his hands. In another instant the rope around his kne(^ was loosed, and then at his feet, and he was fairly in the saddle and started before a shot was fired. The parson was off—pursuit was out of the question. They fired recklessly, and he escaped unhurt. They watched blm then until he and his horse were a speck on the horizon. "Red Murphy's luck," growled one of the men, as he turned to his horse. "Good fer our parson," grinned Slip'ry Sam. , V .. Should Fanners Marry?I >;>.^.; Many p^our readers are yontfg"farmers, just started out in life, and the:question of whether it is worth while to inarry, is to them*a: very, serious one. In most parts of the United States it is-almost impossible to secure good farm, help, and the young farmer will get more work out of a wife than he could out of two hired iWomen. Therefore, as a general-rule, we Utiles. |Sriflicelt to sa^hat^HP1 should advise youn^farmeirs to marry and for the following reasoos: It costs no more to feed a wife than it does a hired woman; usually not so much* because if a hired woman does not like the food, or does not get enough to eat, she is very apt to leave. -j. _ g&V „ ;You ha'wFto pay a wlftf iio *rage&" 4A new,.calico dress,.eacb year a^d an anna; tuuinedi Not all tho glorious things of the kingdom, of which Jesus had been speaking, could make even the twelve forget that they were hungry men. They had seen Him still the storin and raise the dead, but they seemed not. to consider that the same power could feed these hungry thousands. Their wisdom was to let them scatter where tliey might, and find food and shelter as they were able in the towns and country round about. The old question still lived, "Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?" (Ps. lxxviii, 10). 18 "But He said unto them, Give ye them to eat." He had asked Philip, "Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat?" and Philip had replied that they would need about two hundred pennyworth to give every onea little. "We have no more but five loaves and two fishes." When He asked Philip, He did it to prove him, for He Himself knew what Ho would do (John vi, 6), just as He so often lets us get into a strait place to prove us, while all the time He knows the way out and just what He will do. 14, 15. "And He said to His disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company. And they did so, and made them all sit down." Mark says: "Upon the green grass." John says: "Thero was much grass in the place" (Mark vi, 3D; John vi, 10). The thousands were all now orderly arranged and seated in companies upon the green grass. Matthew says there were 5,000 men besides women and children (Matt, xiv, 21); so there may have been 120 companies of 50 each, or ten companies to each of the twelvo disciples. But observe the order, and remember the precept, "Let all things be done decently and in order," for God is not the author of confusion (I Cor. xiv, 33, 40). A disorderly home or room or wardrobe or bureau drawer or offlce or store is uo credit to a Christian. Confusion, disorder, tumult, unquietness are none of the doings of the lloly Spirit. Our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit, and the life of Christ is to be manifest in us. Let us lay it to heart. 1(5. "Then He took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to Heaven, He blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude." He took just what they had and used it. He took tho rod that was in Moses' hand and wrought wonders with it. He took the widow's pot of oil and multiplied it. 17. "And they did eat, and were all filled." Philip thought that two hundred pennyworth might be enough to give every one a little, but Jesus does not give that way. His invitation is, "Eat, O friends; drink, yea drink abundantly, O beloved" (Song of Sol. v, 1). And even .these poor shepherdless sheep He delights to fill. As the disc^es pass arouud from company to comf^y pressing more food upon them the answer comes from all directions, Satisfied, abundantly satisfied. "And there was.taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets." Instead of a little for each disciple, which would havo been all that twelve men could obtain from five loaves and two fishes, here is a basketful for each. Had they selfishly kept what they had for themselves, how little they would have had, but by giving It away what abundanco becomes theirs. Afraid to give to God lest 'we have not;enough for ourselves, we continue poor; but when we cheerfully give Him that which is all His own any way, then He makes us to enjoy His fullness, and our cup runneth over. "The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich; and He addeth no sorrow with it" (Prov. z, 22). He gave Himself, to be.brokeu and poured forth for ug; why should we hesitate to place ourselves iii His hands raost^ unreservedly, that we may be brokeij and passed round by His hands for the life of others! It may not be pleasant to the flesh, but it will be wonderfully profitable. "Except a corn of wheat fall into .the ground and die, it abideth alohe: but if it die, it bringeth forth mach fruit" . (John . xil, 24). Who is Willing tS> be^Jpasaed round for the good; of others, not ioVink bis life here, so that he may k&p it unto life eternal) Some miracles are recorded by three of the evangelists, soine by two and some by oniy. one; but this one fa recorded by all four, sad it is, I thinfc the only oadsd"recorded. May the!reaaott.be to teacb; us th|% tm^uz ro^vedSletua as the Bread of ' Powden Absolutely the Best. All the ingredients used in making this powder are published on every label. The purity of the ingredients and tho scientific accuracy with which they are combined render Cleveland's superior in strength and efficiency to any other baking powder. Food raised with this powder does not dry up, as when made with baking powder containing ammonia, but keeps moist and sweet,and is palatable and wholesome CX.EVKI.AND BAKING POVPEII CO., 81 and 83 Fulton St., New York. Having bought the Carriage and Wagon business of tho firm of 0. D. & J. A. Bent, I am now prepared to build all styles of Heavy and Light Wagons to order at reasonable prices. I shall keep on hand a good assortment of Open and Top Buggies, which I will sell at prices that cannot be beat. For instance, 1 am selling the new Eclipse Wagon, the best rider in the market : Open $50, regular price $65 Top $65, regular price $80 I shall also keep a good assortment of Light Harnesses. Thompsonyille, Conn. -AND-MANUF. R OF Beehives, Foun dations, Sections, Crates, Frames, etc., and dealer in Bright Italian Bees and Queens. Honey - producing Plants ; Alsike Clover Seed, $6per bush., 10\c per lb. Japanese Buckwheat $1.50 per bushel. Illustrated catalogue sent free. RUFUS STRATTON. Hazardville, Conn. THOMPSONVILLE nonnnunial citorhs! 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. LAWN MOWERS! HAVING fitted up a portion of our factory with special tools we are prepared to repair and sharpen lawn mowers of all makes in a first-class manner. Our sole business is the manufacture of lawn mowers, which enables us to repair and sharpen in the most approved methods. Send your mowers by express, freight, or come in person to BLAIR MANUFM* CO., 34 Taylor St., Springfield, Mass. \/\ I HAVE IN STOCK 200 CARRIAGES! Consisting of Family Carriages, Light Top and npen Wagons, Delivery Wagons and Road Carls. Fiity Different Styles. Second-Hand Carriages in great variety. Look through our stock, the styles " and prices will suit you. I will sell my residence on Enfield st., three-fourths of a mile from the Thompsonville depot, including ct good building lot ancl about eight acres of land. Price reasonable and the terms easy. Inquire at oflice of TIIK T. PEASE & SONS CO., or at my residence on Monday or Saturday. THEO. I. PEASE. Seeds, Seeds. GEM COLLECTION—13 packages of First Quality Seeds for 25c, namely : Asters, Balsams, Larkspur, Migonette, Petunias, Phlox, Clarkia, Alyssura, Pinks, Calendula, Verbena, Pansies, Zinnia. Eureka Collection, 13 pkgs. of Flower Seeds and 18 choice flowering plants for $1.00. 12 assorted Geraniums, 50c; 12 assorted Chrysanthemums, 50c; 12 assorted ever-blooming Roses, 50c; 12 assorted Verbenas, 35c; 12 assorted Pansies, 25c. All the above are free by mail at prices quoted. Send for catalogue. J\\ J. HERRICK, 287 Main St., opposite the new post-ofllce, Springfield, Mass. No Fire! No Smoke! Jl clean fresh stock of new goods in every dept. TEAS. Our entire stock of Teas has been selected with great, care, and we can safely guarantee every pound to give satisfaction. COFFEE. We have our Coffees roasted fresh every week, and use only No. 1 Mocha and Old Government Java, aside from the Manhat-ten Mix Coffee, which we still sell for 28 cents. CANNED MEATS. Dried Beef, Lunch Tongue, Ox Tongue, Corned Beef, Roast Turkey. Roast Chicken, Boast Mutton and Roast Beef. , ' FISH. * ! • Canned Lobster, Mackerel, Salmon, Sardines and Salmon Steak. r n r\ v; VEGETABLES. * Canned Corn, Lima Beans, Succotash, hot and cold packed Tomatoes, French and. American •Canned Peas. ppiS|$f ' CALIFORNIA FRUIT. Pineapples, Peaches, Apricots, Pears, Green Gage and Egg Plums and Cherries; also Blue and Blackberries. , Try a package of Rox Wheat; and don't forget that Ideal Flour is the best and cheapest. Call for prices at the ATTENTION is called to the Law concerning Sheep and Dogs, as contained in the General Statutes of Connecticut, 1888. wore now. w wi; It all s<&rii; abo«o allgth $|qpW#es. !£ • M&m SECTION 374G—Every owner or keeper of a dog, over four months old, shall annually, on or before the first day of May, cause said dog to be registered, numbered, described, and licensed for one year, iu the Town clerk's ollice in the town wherein said dog is owned or kept, and shall keep around its neck a collar, distinctly marked with its owner's name and its registered number, and shall pay to said town clerk, for a license, the sum of one dollar antl fifteen cents for each male or spayed dog and six dollars and fifteen cents for each unspayed female dog. Sue. 3747—Every town clerk shall annually, on or before the first day of June, furnish the selectmen with a list of the persous owning or harboring dogs, who have caused the same to be registered, qnd said selectmen shall thereupon cause a diligent inquiry to be made for unregistered dogs, and the persons owning or harboring the same to be prosecuted, as provided in this chapter, and any town clerk or selectman who shall neglect any of the duties prescribed by this section, shall be fined not more than seven dollars. SKC. 3748—Any person becoming the owner or keeper ofa dog, not duly licens-ed, shall forthwith cause said dog to be registered, numbered, described and licensed, until the first day of the ensuing May, in the manner and upon the terms and conditions prescribed in section 374G. SKC. 3749—Any dog not licensed and collared, as provided iu this chapter, may be lawfully killed by any constable or policeman, who,upon presenting satisfactory proof thereof to either of the selectmen, shall be paid a bounty of one dollar by the town wherein such dog was killed. SKC. 3750—Town clerks shall issue licences as hereinbefore provided, and receive the money therefor, and after deducting fifteen cents for each dog so licensed and numbered, shall pay the same to the treasurer of the town within thirty days thereafter. SKC. 3751—Any person owning or keeping a dog, who shall fail to comply with the requirements of this chapter, shall be lined not more than seven dollars, or imprisoned not more than thirty day*, or both, and it shall be the duty of grand jurors, constables, and all prosecuting officers, to diligcutly inquire after and prosecute any violation of this chapter. SKC. 3752—When any person resident of this state shall sustain any damage to his sheep, Iambs or cattle, by reason of their being killed or injured by dogs, he shall give information thereof to one of the selectmen of the town in which such damage was done within twenty-four hmrs after he lias knowledge of the same, and thereupon said selectman shall estimate the amount of such damage; and all damage done by dogs to sheep, lambs or cattle, proved to the satisfaction of the selectmen to have been committed in their town, shall be paid by such town, and U may recover such-- damages; whefet fromth^owner. ^#iferorQWHCT8i6Mn?8t'beresiqeu IM'towii fn which-the damage "was donet then said selectmen may institute a suit against the town or towns where such owner or owners reside, unless such owner or owners, or such town or towns shall, on notice, pay to the treasurer of the town where such damage was done, the amount of such damage. And any town that shall be obliged to pay any damage as aforesaid, may recover the amount thereof from the owner or owners of the dog or dogs doing such damage. SKC. 3753—Every owner, keeper or har-borer of any dog, shall kill said dog or muzzle the same to the acceptance of the selectmen of the town wherein such dog is owned or kept, from the first day of May in each year, until such time as said selectmen shall order said muzzle removed. Any person violating this sec^ tion shall be fined not more than seven dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both. SKC. 3754—The selectmen of each towq shall annually, at least thirty days before the first day "of May, post a notice in every school district in their respective towns, setting forth all the requirements of this chapter, with the penalties for non-compliance with the same. SKC. 3755—Any person who shall steal, or confine and secrete any registered dog, or shall kill any such dog, unless such killing be justifiable in the protection of life or property, shall be liable to the owner in a civil action for the full value of such dog, and shall, upon a criminal complaint, be fined not more than seven dollars, or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both. J-SEC. 375G—NO moneys paid into the treasury of any town, which arise from the tax on dogs, shall be paid back to persons from whom the same was collected, but the same, if not needed for the payment of damages done by dogs, or under the provisions of section 137, shall be used for the ordinary purposes of the town; and any selectman who shall sign any order for the repayment of such taxes shall be flued not more than seveij. dollars. SEC. 3757- Any two justices of the peace in any town may, at any time, make such rules for confining or destroying dogs therein, as they shall judge reasonable for the security of the inhabitants or their property, and such rules shall be published by advertising the same in a newspaper published in such town, if any there be, and posting the same on the signposts in such town. And all dogs which shall not be confined agreeably to such rules, or which shall be found mad or justly suspected to be mad, or found doing or attempting to do mischief when not under the care of any person, may be killed, and tho selectmen shall cause any dog, found killing or worrying any sheep or lambs, to be killed. > SEC. 3758—Any town may exercise the powers conferred upon two justices of the peace by the preceding section, and may^ offer a bounty for the destruction of any„ dog, not kept in conformity with all legal regulations for keeping, taxing, licensing and restraining dogs. \; SEC: 3T59—Every person who shall vio-', , late any of the rules made, by two justices* . . of the peace or by any town for restrain-j . i n g o r d e s t r o y i n g d o g s , a n d l e g a l l y p u b ^ * ; > : lished and posted, shall forfeit seven dol^/ r ? lars, half to him who shalLsue therefor, „ ^ and half to the town in which the offense" is committed. ...- SEC, 3760—When any sheep or; Iambi | shall have been damaged by two or more, dogs at the same time, kept by two or more persons, the o wners or keepers of ; su6h dogs shall be jointly and severally liable for such damage. SEC. 3761—W^en any dog shall dB damage, either to the body or property of; any person, the owner or keeperj or if the^^ owner or keeper be a minor, his parent oi^M. guardian, or if he be an apprentice, hi«|p master, shall be liable for such damage "* **' LOREN H.' PEASE, 1 • FRANK W. PARSONS, J-Selectmen. ALLKN GOWDY, .J Enfield, Conn., AprU lfi, till
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