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?•. ' •/.;,-:•• rv--,M-v;v'v ,-.";"• -•'•->•,;:- t •* . - , . mmmmmigmmmmmm£^m?m$m amiMii * - ..- • • ! ' \ - - ^ ,- ..... •'•V- •/•, *>'./; .-. .;'.-.-J '?•-; •/•" •/'•' ••• •"•'• "'"v_ ..'• •:•'•; ':•/" .• :••••' -"''-V <-'• W':: W;.'S-yV^/'^^w IftllJi B$M0 9 T tm1: , ;;; -r'iii }»?•> f!|' ;I fcfill Ulllff VOL. XI. THOMPSON V1LLE, URSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1890. NO. 15. SOMEHOW 0E OTHER. AMONG DAISIES. Atchison Philosophy. |!u$iit^s Mi^ttoitj), Physicians and Surgeons. EF . PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN • ' AND SURGEON.—Residence and oUte No.45 Pearl street,Thompsonville, Conn. Connected by Telephone—No. of •ill 3. Office hours—8.00 to 9.00 a. in.; 2.00 to 3.00, aud 6.00 to 7.30 p. m.. Dentistry. EO. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE • Hours at Thompsonville, 8.30 to 11.30 a. 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. Jgp** -Artificial Crowns a Specialty. BH. THORNTON, . DENTIST, Mansley's Block, Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. FIRST-CLASS WORK—LOWEST PRICES. Printers and Publishers. HE PARSONS PRINTING COM-JU pany, Steam-Power Printers, and Publishers of THE THOMPSONVILLE PRESS, jpposite the depot, Thompsonville, Conn. Music, Etc. T IRA. I3. •/% T »T |EKT> Teacher of Music, 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. DENSLOW KING, —TEACHER OF— Piano-forte, Orjaii Playing & Harmony. Address P. O. Box 462, Thompsonville, Conn. Banks and Banking. rpHE K. D. & ROBT. E. SPENCER CO., BANKERS. Commenced business September 8, 1887. . ...•;; C a p i t a l , . . . . $ 2 5 , 0 0 0 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 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. " IJEKOT* H. SIMLES, TUKEB and BEPA1BEB of Pianos and Organs SUFFIELD, CONN. Organs and Melodeons repaired with new bellows. First-class work guaranteed. Orders by mail will receive prompt attention. Ten years of practical experience. 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 teaming done on reasonable terms. Thompsonville, Conn. JAMES WATSON. GRAIN, MEAL and Feed for sale at reasonable prices. Custom grinding done at the usual rates, k full supply always on hand. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. ggjp-Custom 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 lirst-class country bakery. Hot Bread and Rolls every morning. Thompsonville, Conn. IL. HL. XIEETE, UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER, 45 AND 47 MAIN ST., THOMPSONVILLE, . . • CONN. Telephone connections direct with store. •' ' OVcVVVVVVVVVVO '•./ - 5b<V'0'v\\0£ zy y\p . SEND FOR OUR NEW CATALOGUE •giving complete and reliable information concerning our institution. . . The courses embrace .Practical Business Training, Short-Hand and Type Writing. Reopens Sept. 1st. HANNUM & STEDMAH. Fine Boots, Unsurpassed Value in Footwear at the Thompsonville Money Saved to Shoe Store! City Prices. ?!; Ladies' Shoes 90c upwards. Gent's Shoes 41.25 and upwards. The best $2 Laduia' and Gent's Shoes on the market. Boots and Shoes at all pri-to accommodate every purchaser. in'St., lotfrille Biuet Oiforis. I—I fluey Slippers. iohn m. dempster; REPAIRING A SPECIALTY tJWd (Old on CommlMion in lots of ,« margin of ^ f Ska* :.V: — m a k e . Spec-stock EASY ENOUGH! To satisfy your wants with little money, if you only call at THE HALF-DIME LUNCH, 251 Main st., Springfield. Only Half a Dime for any dish on the Bill-of- Fare, and that cooked in the best manner aud served instantly. Handy to depot. Remember, HALF-DIME Luxcii, 251 Main street. Springfield, Mass. Railroads. N EW YORK, NEW HAYEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD. JULY 13, 1890. Trains leave Springfield,Going South,for NEW YORK—Express trains at 1.58, 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 1'orNew York, at 5.45, 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 7.30 a. m. LONGMKADOW—5.52, 7.09,9.34J 12.00 a.m.; 3.09, 4.39, 6.49, 8.84 p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—6.01, 7.18, 9.43 a. m.; 12.09, 3.18, 4.48, 6.59, 8.43 p. in. ENFIELD BRIDGE—6.06, 7.23, 9.48 a; m.; 12.14, 3.23, 4.53, 7.04, 8.48 p. m. WAREHOUSE POINT — 6.11, 7.28, 9.53 a. m.; 12.20, 3.28, 4.59, 7.10, 8.53 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.16, 7.33, 9.58 a. m.; 12.25, 3.33, 5.04, 7.15, 8.58 p. m. WINDSOR—6.27, 7.45, 10.10 a. m.; 12.37, 3.45, 5.17, 7.25, 9.10 p. m. Trains leave Hartford, (xoing 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 6.50 p. m. (daily); accommodation trains at 5.55, 8.03 and 9.26 a. m.; 1.80, 4.40, .20, 9.35 and 11.25 p. m. WINDSOR—6.10, 8.18, 9.40, 11.51 a. m.; 1.44, 4.53, 6.35, 9.48, 11.39 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.23, 8.29, 9.53 a. m.; 12.02,1.55, 5.07, 6.46, 9.59,11.52 p.m. WAREHOUSE POINT—6.29, 8.34, 9.58 a.m.; 1.59, 5.12, 6.51, 10.04, 11.58 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—32.03, 6.35, 8.39, 10.03 a. m.; 2.04, 5.17, 6.55, 10.08, p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—12.08, 6.41, 8.44, 10.08 a. m.; 12.14, 2.09, 5.22, 7.00, 10.13, p. m. LONGMEADOW—12.16, 6.51, 8.52, 10.16 a. m.; 2.18, 5.30, 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, 10.00 a. m.; 1.57, 5.08, 6.48 p. m. Pocket TIME TABLES c$n be obtained from the Ticket Agents at stations. Published every Thursday Evening, by THE PARSONS PRIKTIM COMPANY. THE THOMPSONVILLE PRESS is an eight column folio weekly, filled with interesting reading—New England, local and general news, and well-selected miscellany. TERMS.: $1.50 a year In advance; six months, 76 cents; three months, 40 cents. Postage prepaid by the publishers. Papers are forwarded until an explicit order is received by the publishers for their discontinuance and until payment of all arrearages is made, as required by law. No notice will be taken of anonymous communications. Whatever is intended for insertion must be authenticated by the name and address of the writer—not necessarily for publication, but as a guaranty of good faith. We do not hold ourselves responsible for any views or opinions expressed in the communications of our correspondents!. tfliifl 'IUTBS OF ABVUHMWO. f Nine lines of Brevier type, or one inch space, constitute a square. | Cards of one inch space or less, per year, $8.00. Reading Notices, 10 cents a line. Ordinary iSdvertisto^ 'fter" "fifch, one week, 75 rrntn , TiHftfa^wllHfifirirnt Iihit M6'n,;50 ; " ~ ad£ aoeep'j MPSO everyThnrsdarj readytea" .fluntefsoratt FBESS will b e for v^ncf^ ritewk boys, Copdesfolded cas olso be had at i?iT ,.--3ru:v4fiuf0 ' has a burden for every one's shoulders, None may escape from its trouble and care; Miss it in youth and 'twill come when we're older, And fit us as close as the garments we wear. Sorrow comes into our house uninvited, Robbing the heart of its treasure of song; • Lovers grow cold, and our friendships are slighted, Yet somehow or other, we worry along. Everyday toil is an everyday blessing, Poverty's cottage and crust though we share; Weak is the back on which burdens are ' pressing, But stout is the heart that is strengthened by prayer. '' 5 ; : Somehow or other the pathway grows brighter, Just when we mourned there was none to befriend, Hope in the heart makes the burden seem lighter, And somehow or other we get to the end.—Congregational Magazine. THE WIDOW'S ESCAPE. Trenton is a little village located in the mountains of north Georgia, where the breezes are always fresh aiid invigorating. The nearest railroad station is twenty-five miles and the only means of communication with the outside world is furnished by the stage line which carries the mails and passengers three times a week to and from the station. Trenton is like the average country town. The merchants are not too busy but what they can sit in front of their stores and whittlo white pine as they discuss politics and religion—two subjects upon which discussions are never brought to a final close. Another matter in which Trenton did not differ from other villages was that everybody was perfectly familiar with the business of his neighbor. They knew what went on the breakfast table next door, and if a stranger visited the town his business was known to the entire community before the setting of the sun. I never knew them to be baffled but once. When the stage arrived one Friday evening a middle aged stranger of prepossessing appearance alighted and entered the hotel, followed by his baggcige, which consisted of an ordinary traveling trunk. The only inscription that appeared upon the register \vas J. Doster. No plaice of residence to indicate who Mr. Doster was or to furnish any clew to liis business. The next day Mr. Doster appeared upon the streets and strolled around for awhile, after which he visited the office of The Trenton Budget, and immediate^ ly placed himself upon good terms with the editor by paying for six months' sub.- scription. Mr. Doster was a polished gentleman, and it was not long before he was on quite friendly terms with the editor of The Budget. He had a decided preference for the city dailies, and while the editor was engaged in his labors Mr. Doster would spend several hours each day scanning the columns of the New York and Boston papers. Every man, woman and child in Trenton inquired of the landlord at the hotej and of the editor who Mr. Doster was, but without gaining any information. Days passed into weeks and weeks into months, and still Mr. Doster lingered, evidently pleased with his surroundings. He had become quite a favorite with the hotel proprietor, and was so useful in fashioning odds and ends in the shape of bric-a-brac for the hotel that he was no longer regarded as a boarder, but an honored guest. Every afternoon he took long strolls in the woods, and created some interest among the good country people,'who wondered why the stranger could find so much delight in tapping rocks with the little hatchet he always carried with him, or picking up such curious looking stones that struck his fancy. At the expiration of a year the people of Trenton knew no more of Mr. Doster than they did on the day of his arrival in their midst. Some of the more inquisitive had ventured to ask Mr, Poster where he was from; but they met with .no success, as Mr. Doster made it a point never to hear a question that related to his past life. He alluded occasionally to mining in California and digging oil wells in Pennsylvania, but further than this no allusion to his former life and habitsever escjipedhis lips. The people of- Trenton were completely outdone and they looked upon Mr. Doster with suspicious eyes, nearly all of them agreeing that any man who was ashamed to own his native home or to acknowledge his business must be a bad man, and they predicted all maimer of evil to befall the mysteridHi^rahger. About two years after Mr. Doster's arrival in Trenton he found, in one of his evening rambles, traces of gold pn the farm of Mris. Jemigan, a most estimable widow who lived three miles from the village. ; ; Doster kept Ins own counsel, but made it convenient in a few days to call at the widowfe and " make her acquaintance, which he foui).d bsut little trouble in doing, as poster was handsome and courteous, while the widow had not girown too old to fose/iill interest in the sterner sei^'",. ' :v. ' . ' • /. Mrs; Jernigan- had a' valuable farm outside of the prospect of developing a goldmineupon it. Of course she was 8he^M^^^e^^^»isr^^^^l wealth he rapidly grew in her favor. The widow furnished the means to ereet-: teifcpoi»^:w<M^ to give Mr. Doster all the help he required ?oadeV&opf* the iieW• found' mine. • labpted |aithfMHy and . each day as he Cfflie^^'at"0ie lid^M'to tlw twp. increased, aiid it sdori began to iaTfii upon the tained more than a business interest in J;he mysterious stranger, while Mr,^ Doster, though ever courteotis and_ ens coupie -;ra3 togctnsi*,"^ina "BO strong became their affection for each other that friends decided to let love take its course and the two who were1 most interested take the consequences-., * * * * # ;* * The marriage day had arrived and the Jernigan household was all astir making the final preparations for tho happy event. Mr. Doster had succeeded • in convincing the widow that the gold mine was valuable and that it would eventually yield her a handsome fortune. Notwithstanding Doster had been in the village three years nothing more was known of him now than on the day ^of his arrival, and having failed to gratify the curiosity of the citizens of Trenton he had not made any friends except the landlord, the editor of The Budget and the Widow Jernigan. Poster was as sharp as a brier and took the precaution to inako a marriage contract with the widow before the consummation of the marriage. By this. contract Doster was to have a half interest in the gold mine and all other worldly goods with which the widow was endowed. The guests had nearly all arrived and the grounds and mansion were ablaze with light. The widow was a lady of exquisite taste and she determined to make this the most brilliant social event that the people of Trenton and vicinity had ever witnessed. The hour for the ceremony arrived and the couple entered the parlor, the bride looking exceedingly lovely as she leaned upon the strong arm of the handsome and distinguished looking stranger. The minister had proceeded with the ceremony and in his solemn voice said: "If any one present can show any sufficient cause why this ceremony should not proceed let them now speak or hereafter hold their peace." "I forbid the bans." said a tall, athletic stranger, entering the room hurriedly and placing jiis hand upon Doster's shoulder: "I arrest you in the name of the commonwealth of Massachusetts." The widow shrieked and fell to the floor fainting. The guests were greatly excited and the house was in an uproar. As soon as quiet could be partially restored and the widow i-emoved from the room the stranger who had created the disorder asked for permission to explain his conduct. "I am a detective," said he, "and have been looking for this man for three years; His name is not Doster, but Henry B Johns, formerly cashier of a bank in- Boston. Three years ago he was found to be over half a million dollars short1 in his accounts and while an investigation was being made he absconded, choosing thi3 quiet and out of the way place as a safe retreat. While passi&g through" your town last week in search for another criminal I got a glimpse of Johns and hastened back to Massachusetts to get requisition papers for his arrest." The detective left with his prisoner and the crowd dispersed, having been, greatly disappointed in not seeing a marriage, but comforted to some extent jljy having at last found a clew, to the mysterious stranger's history. -=• - o- ^ Arriving at his hotel Doster asked permission to pack his trunk before departing for liis old home in Boston. The detective granted it and stood at the door as Doster began' his preparations for the journey. Tho work was nearly completed when the sharp report of a pistol \ rang through the room and the lifeless form of the defaulting cashier lay Stretched upon the floor weltering in a pool of blood. Mrs. Jernigan was so humiliated at her narrow escape that she closed hey doors to all visitors and as soon as her affairs could be wound up removed to a distant state, where in a quiet retired cottage she is spending her days, and with new faces and new surroundings is endeavpr= ing to forget her experience with the exiled cashier.—R. B. Harrison in Atlanta .Constitution;. Successful Listeners. Next in value to a facile tongue is an. untiring pair of ears. Indeed, it is more than probable that humanity has derived, more splid benefit from its ears than j from the "unruly member." By good listeners we mean people who can submit to be bored to an unlimited extent without interrupting the borer or responding in any other way than by "nods and becks and wreathed smiles." "Open your mouth and shut your eyes and see what heaven will se&d you," says the old maxim; but "shut your, mouth and open your ears" would be much more sensible advice. What does a man learn by talking? Nothing. On the other hand, through the convenient doors on either side ofa the temple of thought, valuable information is continually "dropping in." Even the windows in front, the eyes, are not more useful than these doors. Therefore keep them always ajar. Sleep with one ear open as well as one eye. If you are in the employ of a loquacious man of wealth match your listening powers against his volubility, though it be as perpetual as the rush of a torrent. Your endurance may have its exceeding great reward. Don't suppose that he will consider you stupid if you make no verbal reply. Punctuate his discourse discreetly with nods and shakes of the head, laugh where the laugh comes in, and sigh where there is an opening for pathos and you will be aH ' right. No mighty talker ever quarreled ;with^ a taciturn listener versed in the art of inarticulate assent^—New York Lpdarer. Ho Wasuft Talcing Any Bl.iks. : * Rev. Primrose—What, a fishpole! My son, I hope you are not going out on the river to fish on Sundayr ? Urchin—No, sireejyou bet-Xaiii t. I ye heard o' boys getting drowned who went out on the river to fish on Suuda-y—1^ goin ten the buttercups come in the medder an' make it all yellcr like gold, the daisies out'n the paster grow white as ttojy slowly unfold, &D' the,'robin says it Is mornin\ an' the yeller Si v bird gladdens the sight, We tho sun overhead says noonday, or the whip- | poorwill says it is night. When the breezes softly meander out over the medders which give feck the perfume of spring joinin' summer, oh, then it's a blessin' ter live An' dream as the hours slip by. An1 deep in the clovers lie b wait for the dreary rustle o' the brown leaves by an1 by h, folks may call me lazy, an' good for just noth- S* in' at all ifelit ter lie out in the mowin' lot where the daisies ' rise and fall '*®l, nod an' blush a murmurin, "Good for noth-ra in' 1"—but just Loafin', taltin' life easy while others gather the V; dust; ®6t when roses borrow a fragrance from the air, A. distil it an' give *®t back with a double sweetness, oh, then 'tis a blessin1 ter live Down midst the flowers so dear, In the summer time o' the year, while others are plow-in' me under I'm lovin' the daisies here. fes, I'm penniless maybe, an' holes may laugh in :*5' • my coats, if I've had little for breakfast I'm full o' the y. magical notes pp' the bobolink an' the sparrow, and I've drank o' i|, the mystical sweet the summer air grown drowsy, an' hid me out % o' the heat Mn tHe shade o' the beeches an' maples, when Elves do the bldin' o' men, |Q6sin' my eyes an' whisperin': "Let them think . what they will, an' then a4. Let them wander out over the lea, U With you an' the birds and see jlf ever again they'll wonder how a lazy tramp ^ can be." h'—'Walter M. Hazeltine in Good Housekeeping. ^ rt&wwonea' attractive widow. Mrs. Jernigan's friends can courage the match, but fate seemed A Tale of '90. •S 3>s -•SMoki; .. ttbtafcine, ItWM a twenty dollar bill Host. " , , . "But it was a twinty.dpl^MI^M^6 I got it changed, sor.-ii " "What did' you gbfr it changed for?' f MQch. sure, so the owner could con-? 'V? Dick-^Mlle. Blanche, is;japt «> yoii f Clad in his bullet-proof coat of mail, the usty guard of the ice wagon sat in the on-plated turret on the hurricane-deck the vehicle, with his Winchester rifle his hand, a collection of hand-grenades ithin easy reach and his belt full of navy Revolvers of the largest size. On a little shelf in front of him was a pair of sabers ready for instant use in an emergency requiring hand-to-hand fighting, aud a ftowerful Held glass, for detecting an en-piny at long range, swung on a pivot in $tich a way as to command a view of the landscape in every direction. The driver if the wagon, as heavily armed as the nature of his duties wouid permit, sat in d bomb-proof inclosure and guided the fiorses by means of lines passing through |ort-holes in front, while the athlete who occupied the responsible and dangerous position at the rear of the wagon and de-vered the ice to customers was equipped ith bottles of vitriol for defensive use, wore under his outer garments a suit k chain armor that had belonged once to ^baseball umpire. '^Under the watchful protection of the ;hard on the roof the wagon had stopped ffiits regular places, the man in the rear lacramdeseveraTTJeTTveries of ice to cus-tomers in perfect safety, and as the driver turned down a wide street in a thickly-settled portion of the town, with few per^ sons in sight except children at play, the vigilance of the trio in charge of the ice wagon relaxed and a sense of security Stole over them. Suddenly as they passed an alley a troop of horsemen dashed out of it with a wild yell, half a <1o?!en lassos flew through the air, and before they could recover from their confusion the guard on the roof and the man on the rear step of the wagon were dragged from their posts, thrown to tfie ground, and bound with ropes. This done, a part of the gang opened tire with revolvers on the bomb-proof casement where the driver sat and succeeded in occupying his attention while the others with crow-bars and sledge-hammers forced open the iron doors in the rear. The plans of the daring robbers had been laid with care, and in less time than it takes to tell of it they had succeeded in their desperate undertaking, and were on their way out of the town with their booty, a chunk of ice weighing at least ten pounds, carefully wrapped in a blanket. The knowledge that- the news of the robbery would be flashed through the place and telegraphed far and wide, accompanied by offers of large rewards for their capture, dead or alive, lent wings to the" fleeing villains. They had held up many a train on the plains of Texas and in the rocky fastnesses of Missouri, but had never engaged before iu a scheme of plunder on so gigantic a scale, and they rode from the scenc of their exploit with the wild haste of men fleeing for their lives. • In a little clearing in the heart of a .dense wood,; miles and miles from the town they had invaded, these men halted at last.- Turning their jaded animals loose* they gathered eagerly about their prize. Unrolling it vvith the utmost care. lhey feasted their eyes on its glittering out. lines, and, With hands trembling with ex-citement, they prepared to divide it. f/j "No cheatingj"thundered Broken Nosed Pete, as a gaunt villain with a saw drew it across the block a little to the left pf the line he had drawp across it with; a dagger. •£* ^ „ .Bkre-JLipped Muse »praog to his feet With a terrible oatt|, feniyes .flashed in the air,» ^lercWgem were; drawn, and the sounding aisles <of the dim wopds rang iwitE th<£ yijifeel* dtbeii^W khgry^trifie.1 < High we the din ing sun looked doifch on Goggle-Eyed Hank and Oripsly Jake, the, Terror of Bloody dutch,;etigaged in a fierce combatj ^hilevConianfehe Dick add ?W^kf ^Mike as she used ito be, is she? - Jack^-That's eingttllur! 3ay so? Pick—Oh, she permits so, many lege boy^tp^ag.arou^d .after Bob^-Were yotfiii yW && -'/.I'' ets, Mid he'dunme Triwm rblled ever and and gouging one'another In frantic rfoge. $ar<erl>ey|l Sa#< and, One-Eyed, ^cteon emptied" their pistols at each other.arid thenfought at closfeQMrteraowtt^ ^rass knuckles and slungdhdts. In this way the had. raged for some time, without - • frightful, battle. ........ *ny decisive Result, when a bl<^-cur^^^yel^from^o^^f^^|e^c^n- I.' -While had beeh ifbtisg over ite " ' melted away a fbt- The devil grins when he hears of a man of forty trying to reform. The real dangerous things are usually regarded as perfectly safe. A true friend is always doubtful of his attractiveness to his friends. Justice carries a two-edged sword, but mercy purposely goes unarmed. Irony has saved many men from egotism, and many women from vanity. In most cases where people are wronged there is contributory negligence. In you would be popular with all men, reprove the wise and flatter the foolish. If you had been deceived as often as the world you would be just as incredulous. You hear very little about idealism from the man who has tried to be his own ideal. The hardest work a man does is the work he does not do because he dreads to begin it. Man, like every story, has two sides— one he shows the world and the other the world finds out for itself. About the tirst thing the small boy begins to count when he has learned his numbers is the warts on his hands. Fighting at Some Disadvantage. A bull dog dwells on High street, in Auburu, of bull dog tendencies in spite of domesticity. He knows one master—a boy of tender years who drives the bull dog around in a sled and who, when he does not behave, punches the bull dog in the head and proves who is running tbe establishment. Strong men have turned aside for this dog. One gentleman of over 175 avoirdupois crosses the street when the bull dog, lying in wait for him, sticks his head out of the frout yard and shakes his upper lip commandiugly. This bull dog and his juvenile master were out having a drive one day this week, the dog being harnessed into the sled and being left standing on the walk while the boy went into the house after a bit of nourishing gingerbread. The situation remained unchanged until another dog appeared on the scene. The shifting panorama turns now to a tableau, where the bull dog is bouuding over the sidewalk and the next moment is engaging the other dog in mortal combat in the middle of the street. He was handicapped by his attachment of) sled and harness, but he was very active j just the same and the dogs fought under i the sled and over the sled and on top of, the sled. A team was coming down the street and the driver did not see the dogs and the dogs did not see the horse. There was a sudden collision and panic of dog, sled, boy and horse, and the street was full of woe. When the relics were, gathered up the bull dog was found to be unhurt and ready to proceed to his daily routine of perambulation.—Leiciston Jour. PREVAILING PRAYER. LESSON VIII, THIRD QUARTER, INTERNATIONAL SERIES, AUG. 24. Mortgage Indebtedness of Western Farmers, Recent investigations in Kansas show that in counties settled from two to five years, and in which there js yet much wild land, a majority' of the farms are mortgaged. It is the rule of the loan company to place a mortgage for only one-third value of the land; but when there have been bad crop years, making it impossible for many to pay their interest, the resqlt is so much discouragement and hardship that the land will be sold for much less than the original valuation. As one goes iuto the older counties he finds a smaller per cent, of the farms mortgaged, and the mortgages less, compared with the value of the farms they cover. Iu the counties settled ten to twenty years a majority of the farmers have comfortable homes, well improved and stocked farms and are out of debt, or nearly so. Kansas has some poor land, but in general it is an extra good state. Its people, largely ei&igrants from New England and the contiguous states, are intelligent and wideawake. The only fault with them is that they are enthusiastic. It is in the air. Be a Kansan and you must be enthusiastic; but being so enthusiastic the Kansan is apt to overreach himself; he goes too deep in debt for land, fine animals, or a big house. He would be all right if he raised big crops every year; but he doesn't. In Kansas a good crop is very good, and a poor crop is very poor. The state, like the people, is prone to extremes. It has been true always that the people most enthusiastic when everything is right are the most dejected when things go wrong. As they soar easy, they drop easy. j'';" ' 'y'J.. I have written of Kansas, because of all western farms Kansas farms are undoubtedly the most heavily mortgaged, and also New England money is a larger per cent, of the funds loaned on farms in Kansas than in any other Western state, a-. The indebtedness of Illinois farmers does not exceed a normal amount for the present stage in tbe development of the state ; and this is equally true of. Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa. As pointed Out by the Michigan bureau, practically all the farm indebtedness 1s incurred by immigrants for homes. These iiflmlgranta are i^u^JiQHS!,i^^ffiaWke, but not rich. To get a farm the immigrant must go in debt for one-fourth of -its value. This indebt> edness he sticdeeds in,steadlly reducing;' hut as other immigrants are coming in each yedrand, going in debt for homes, the" aggregate indebtedness of the' farms Of sthS^sft&teCdoes.not'decrease. Yet the net wealth of the farmers is steadily increasing.' They are making more than a living—theyt^^Mnlpiines. AIL is not,easy lObe West., It Requires Wd 'Woi^ her$. -as jelseiyhere tP J>?rn mohfiy. )^ reqdy .< ffloney ]a more easily tirade $agt tMa here, Here the money is made by the rapid advance bathe valuft.of ^iles^teij-And all do not eatan 0fttd«U4ntereatiManBthe%««k Text of tlie Lesson, Luke xviil, 1-14. Commit Verses, 13, 14—Golden Text, Luke xvili, 14—Commentary by Rev. D. M. Stearns. [Compiled from Lesson Helper Quarterly by permission of II. S. Hoffman, publisher, Philadelphia.] 1. " And He spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to Inay, and not to faint." The Kingdom of God and the coming of the Son of Man in power and glory, and the cross as the only way to the Kingdom, were the topics constantly in the mind and on the lips of the Lord Jesus. All the miracles of healing were foreshadowings of the health that shall be when the Kingdom comes, and His discourses were full of the righteousness of the Kingdom. 2. "There was in a city a judge, which feared not Qod, neither regarded man." The eyes of the Lord which run to and fro through the whole earth (II Chron. xvi, 9; Jer. xxxii, 19; Zech. iv, 10) had seen many such. He sees many such today both in high and low places umong faen. 3. "And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary." Many are the widows and fatherless that in this world are poor and oppressed, and yet God sees and cares for each one, though He may not always seem to. See His special relation to such in Dcut. x, 17, 18; Ps. Ixviii, 5. In Jas. i, ST, \vc learn that part of pure and undefiled religion before God is to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction. 4. "And. he would not for a while: but afterward hesaidwlthiuhimsclf, Though I fear not God, nor regard man." 5. "Yet bccause this widow troubleth mc, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary mc." No regard for God or man, aud no desire to do justly for this oppressed and persecuted widow, but simply through desire for his own personal comfort, he will finally attend to her. Let us ask ourselves if there is any of this spirit in us. When we see it even in the disciples we have cause to fear for ourselves (Matt, xv, 23). Am I doing good works simply from a sense of duty, or to quiet my conscience? Do I help the poor just to get rid of them? Is my comfort the main thing? 6. "And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust jndgo saith." What a contradiction there is in these two words "unjust judge" when we remember that it is written, "He that ruleth over men, must be just, ruling in the fear of God" 7. "And shall not God. avenge His own elect which cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with them?" The word "elect" in Scripture refers sometimes to the believing remnant of Israel (Isa, Ixv, 9, 22); sometimes to the church gathered out of Jews and Gentiles (Rom. viii, 33; Col, iii, 12), and sometimes to Christ Himself (Isa. xlii, 1). Inasmuch as in the Gospels Christ is dealing only with Israel (Matt, X, 5, 6; xv, 24), with but a hint hero and there of the church (Matt, xvi, 18; John X, 10), He must refer here to the eleot of Israel as in Matt. XXiv, 22. 8. "f tell you that He will avenge them speedily." When Jesus came in His humiliation as a servant to suffer and die, He read from tho prophecy of Isaiah concerning the acceptable year of the Lord; and He closed the Book. When He comes again to Israel it will be to fulfill the next sentences, which lie did not read that day, "Nevertheless, lohen the Son of Man camcth, shall He find faith on the earthV The time when tho Son of Man shall com© In power, and great glory (Matt, xxiv, UQ; xxvi, 04) is the time when He will avengo Speedily; and this question implies that at that time the faithful remnant in Israel will be very few in number. In fact Ho tells us in Matt, xxiv, 21, 22, that the tribulation of those days just before His return shall be so great that it shall be shortened for the elect's sake. 9. "And He spake this parable unto captain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous ai\d despised others." We shall now learn who constitute the true elect, and whether they are the elect remnant of Israel or tho elect church, the same spirit is necessary in each. 10. "Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee and the other a publican." Outwardly the two are alike in this, that they both go to the temple, and they both go to pray. 11. "The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself." He trusted in himself (ver. 9) and prayed with himself. It was self all the way through with him, and in his own eyes he was A No. 1. He knew nothing of Paul's motto, "Not I, but Christ." "God I thank thee that 1 am not as other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or oven as thin publican." The man did not think that his prayer would be reported and handed down to posterity as a specimen of self righteousness, any more than we think that we must give account of our words. * But le', one of man's latest inventions, the phonograph, remind us how easily God can record all our words and even our thoughts. 12. "I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess." The law of Moses required but one fast in the year (Lev. xxiii, 27-29). During the seventy years' captivity, however, they had four yearly fasts (Zech. viii, 19), but this man with his two a week was away ahead of all requirements; he was very religious. And then he gave a tenth of all to religious purposes, and according po Mai. iii, 10, that was the right thing to do. He does look like a good man- But observe, he only prayed with himself; he did not ask for a single thing. la "And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as hia eyes unto heaven, but smote upon Jtis breast, saying, God be mcrciful to me a sinner." Here is a man despised by others; like the lepers of the last lesson he is an outcast; he stands afar off as if confessing his great distance from God, morally, he has not one good thing to say about himself; he is. a sinner and he knows it, and he feels it, and that is his plea, and on that ground he asks for mercy. His "be merciful" has in it the idea of mercy through atonement. It is like saying, "Be propitious," "Make re-conciliatibn^ He recognises the need of a sacrifice for his sin. He thiuks pf che mer-ey seat sprinkled with the-blood of atonement. He is one of the: truly penitent, bringing the sacrifice of a broken a broken and a contrite, hfapfc H,AT), and r be Hio&s for forgiveness tlyi$qgji.the blood-sh iiuliqg o j a substitute. Tie does not Sep -tli tnisi $he Lord sees it to his "God be merciful to me a sinner." ^ i 4 i -IMl to h i t from a. sinful, deceitful arid" TOfkf^hefirt'fiJer. jxy& Wvwd ft eowui tree cAnnotbrinRfor|^jpf4w( fruity 1$e next state .Christian Endeavor convention will: beheldott-M onday anti.Tuefe day* Qctober fl atidv^ at WHHinantlR The .committee, has .already secured a partial .lUlt of 8peakers, :whlch: makes 4t certain NEW Absolutely the Best A pure cream of tartar powder. All the ingredients used are pure and wholesome, and are published on every label. One trial proves its superiority. CLEVELAND BAKING POWDER CO., 81 & 83 Fulton St., New York. THOMPSONVILLE LffORKSI LIBERTY & KlMGSBoSl, Proprietors, THOMPSONVILLE, - CONN. Importers and Dealers in Scotch and American Granite Monument*. Also, all the first-class Foreign and Native Marbles. To reduce our large and first-class stock of MOXUMENTS, TABLETS AND HEADSTONES, ice will sell the rest of this month TEN l'Eli (JENT. LESS than can be bought from Massachusetts, Connecticut or Vermont firms—that is, for first class toork and material. ggg*" A full line of Photographs to select from. 30 Asylum St., Hartford. This Sound, Practical School, will Begin its third year of popular business training Sept. 1. First year enrolled 81 pupils, second year 157. The instruction in Business and Shorthand courses goes right to the spot. Penmanship taught by one of the most skillful penmen and expert teachers in this country. The only business college in this part of the state which makes elegant penmen out of its pupils. $ggp*Reopcnihg Sept. 1. Catalogue free. E. M. HUNTSINGER. And School of Short-hand and Type-writing. Full rcrm opens Tuesday, Sept. 2d, lS'JO. This institution is the largest of its kind in New England, and has aided more of its students to good p<>Miions than any other. None better anywhere; catalogue mailed free. E. E. GUILDS, Prin., Springfield, 3Inss. SCREENS! The Best Adjustible Window Screen Made, Also SCREEN DOORS ALL SIZES. « Lawn Mowers, Scythes, Snathes, Rakes and Farming Tools. Machine, Axle and Harness Oils A good assortment of Harnesses, Trunks, Bags, Lap-Dusters, Carriage and Horse Sheets. GIVE US A CALL. A. T. LORD, MAIN ST., THOMPSONVILLE. 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?3 week, and use only No. 1 Mocha and Old Government Java, aside from the Manhattan Mix Coffee, which we still sell for 28 cents|f§; CANNED MEATS. Dried Beef, Lunch Tongue, Ox Tongne, Corned Beef, Koast Turkey, Roast Chick-* en, Boast Mutton and- Roast Beef. ; . ^. f; FISH. Canned Lobster, Mackerel, Salmon, Sai dines and Salmon Steak. - - • ; : VEGETABLES Canned Corn, Lima Beans', Succotafeh, hot^and cold: packedTomatoes*, French and American Canned Peat.. ^ CALIFORNIA FRUIT. Pineapples,. Peaches, : Apricots, Pears Green Gage arid Ejsrg Plums and Cherries also Bine and Blackberries. Try a paekage of Box Wheat; and don't , forget that Ideal Flour & the beat and , cheapest. t , -1 - Call for pricea at the
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VOL. XI. THOMPSON V1LLE, URSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1890. NO. 15.
SOMEHOW 0E OTHER. AMONG DAISIES. Atchison Philosophy.
Physicians and Surgeons.
EF . PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN
• ' AND SURGEON.—Residence and
oUte No.45 Pearl street,Thompsonville,
Conn. Connected by Telephone—No. of
•ill 3. Office hours—8.00 to 9.00 a. in.;
2.00 to 3.00, aud 6.00 to 7.30 p. m..
EO. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE
• Hours at Thompsonville, 8.30 to
11.30 a. 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.
Jgp** -Artificial Crowns a Specialty.
Mansley's Block, Main street, Thompsonville,
FIRST-CLASS WORK—LOWEST PRICES.
Printers and Publishers.
HE PARSONS PRINTING COM-JU
pany, Steam-Power Printers, and
Publishers of THE THOMPSONVILLE PRESS,
jpposite the depot, Thompsonville, Conn.
IRA. I3. •/% T »T |EKT>
Teacher of Music,
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 merchandise
of every description on hand, or
obtained at short notice.
Piano-forte, Orjaii Playing & Harmony.
Address P. O. Box 462,
Banks and Banking.
rpHE K. D. & ROBT. E. SPENCER CO.,
BANKERS. Commenced business
September 8, 1887. . ...•;;
C a p i t a l , . . . . $ 2 5 , 0 0 0
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
Deposits received subject to check
Sell Non-Taxable 7 per cent, guar-teed
Real Estate Securities.
Deposits in Savings Department
draw interest from the first of each
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. "
IJEKOT* H. SIMLES,
TUKEB and BEPA1BEB of
Pianos and Organs
Organs and Melodeons repaired with
new bellows. First-class work guaranteed.
Orders by mail will receive prompt
attention. Ten years of practical experience.
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
teaming done on reasonable terms.
JAMES WATSON. GRAIN, MEAL
and Feed for sale at reasonable prices.
Custom grinding done at the usual rates,
k full supply always on hand. Main
street, Thompsonville, Conn.
ggjp-Custom 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 lirst-class country bakery.
Hot Bread and Rolls every morning.
IL. HL. XIEETE,
UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER,
45 AND 47 MAIN ST.,
THOMPSONVILLE, . . • CONN.
Telephone connections direct with
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