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- '<"• •• • -:*• -: '- mimm: *s .I ' :r;^ ;• »* • :',f -vr;4 VOL. XII. if 3 p IJ us i ii^ss iBrqtto t;u, THOMPSONVILLE, CONN., THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1892, NO. 35. Physicians and Surgeons. F. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN hi AND SUKGICON.-—Residence and nHioe No.45 Pearl street, Thorapsonville, C'i'ui. Connected '>y Telephone—No. of ca'l >. Oilice hours—8.00 to D.00 a. m. ; 2 •>'> t.) >.oo, and (>.00 to 7.BO p. m. Dentistry. I ) . 11. THORNTON. 1). 1). S., Dental Parlors. Mansley's Block, - Main street, Thornpsonville, Conn. Special a t t e n t i o n ^iven to Crown, Bridge and (iold Plate Work. l'ure Nitrous Oxide (ias administered for painless extraction of teeth. Music, Elc. I> EN SIiOW KING, —TKACKKK OK— Piaao-forte, Organ Playing & Harmony. Address P. O. Box 402, Thoiupsouville, Conn. 1TR.A. ZF». ATiTiEJJ, Teaciier of iVTusic, Liiulsey's Block (Room 1), Tliompson-ville, Conn. Alsoa-vnt for the Finest PIANOS and Onc.vNs sold in this vicinity. Can refer to scores <>1' purchasers. Musical merchandise of every description on hand, or obtained at short notice. JLI1ISO V H. SB K ICS, TI'XKU and KEl'AIliKIt of Pianos a,ncL Organs Sri'KiKi.n, CONN. c oVA. ROYAL Absolutely Pure* A cream of tartar linking powder. Highest of all in leavening strength. — [Latest 1'. S. Guv. Food Report. KROEGER & SONS' PIANOS. The Standard Pianos of the Worid. MOELLER. ,Igent, Kvoeger Hall, 92 Pearl St., Hartford, Ot. ggg^-T lining and repairing of pianos attended to at short notice. References. rpiIE It. I). & ROBT. E. SPENCER CO., BANKERS Capital, $25,000 R. 1). SPENCER, MANAGKU. ROB'T. E. SPENCER, CASIUKK. J. W. GRAHAM, ASST. CASIUKK. Or new teed, a 11 r i i t ion. perience. OFFICE HOURS, i>.00 A. M. to 12.00 M. 1.30 to 3.30 r. m. ans and Melodeons repaired with j e! lo ws. First-class work suaran-! A General Banking Business Trausaeteu. Orders bv mail will receive prompt | Interest Allowed on Deposits. THE R. D. & ROBT E. Thompsonville, Conn. Eleven years of practical ex- Agent for Columbia Bicycles. Hair Dressing and Shaving. M. w. IU:I.UYAN. .1. F. IIl'I.LIVAN. ICHAEL DONLON, HAIR DKESSEK. M Fred. F. Smith's old stand, under j TTTTT T A "VT fUHK riiompsouville Hotel, Thompsonville, Ct. j XJ.U _U_UA T xi.ll j A11 branches of the business done in an i"t.istie rnunuer. Please irive me a call. Undertakers and Directors. JFL. UNDERTAKER XJI332D*X"33!, and EMBALMER, 15 AMI 17 MAIN ST., TnoMrsoNN II.I.K,, . . . CONN. Telephone connections direct with •store. WILLIAM MULLIGAN, Funeral Director and Err.balmer. l'tiKiipt. careful and personal attention given to Undertaking in all i)s branches. 6 iN*'. ittain Fire and Life lusnraiice Agents. Fire insurance at lowest possible rates. Insurance on household goods a specialty. Resident agents for Metropolitan Life-insurance Co., also agents for all principal Hues of steamship that cross the Atlantic. Tickets to and from Europe at reduced rates. OFFICE—Room 2, Mauslev's block; office hours, 2 to !) p. m. A. H. SAX FORI), TliGlTipsonviiie, tonu. Printers and Publishers. r;lE PARSONS PRINTING COM-pany, Steam-Power Printers, and publishers of THK THOMPSONVILLE PRESS, opposite the depot, Thompsonville, Conn. ?<Iiscellaneou3. WH A full line of lirst-class goods. An elegant selection of samples, representing fine goods for men's wear. Elegant. Cheviots and Fancy Cassimeres of every description. First-class work a specialty and a perfect lit guaranteed. We do everything in the line of tailoring. LXOOM OYER TIIE (~ 111ARLES F.PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer | r l_' in Wood and Coal. Wood a special-1 'I honipsouville, BRIDGE STORE, Conn. ty-Chips for sale. Moving and heavy! t iaming done on reasonable terms, j Thompsonville, Conn. j E. WOUO'IT K1X<;, Geueral Jelling ani Repair Slop. Special a t t e n t i o n given to fme CAHI NET AND L'l'iioi.si'i'KV WORK. Room at the Plaining Mill of THE T. PEASE £ SONS CO. ^LEKiHS of all kind-* and p r i c e s . lean and will s e l l you a Sleigh as low as any d e a l e r . I have loo or more Carriages and Wagons of all kinds. If you want a c a r r i a g e or w a g o n o f any kind you can save s,~> to si''> by buying now, as I don't want to cany any over. If low prices will s e l l t h e i i i , t h e y must uo. Large stock of i ) a i n e s s e s . Robes, Blankets, and all kinds of Horse goods. I). N. BITTE11 WORTH. 00 Dwiu'lit St., Springfield, Mass. Railroads. 1892. C'omincnco the Now Year by Spending for HENRY'S HOUSEHOLD HERBS for the Blood, Stomach, Liver and Kidneys. Composed of Roots and Herbs. Nature's remedy to beautify the complexion. Discovered by Joel Henry,while in So. America. The Corner Drug Store, GEO. R. STEELE, Apothecary. Cor. Main & Prospect Sts.,Thompsonville. h\V YOliK, NEW 11A VEN & HART-FORD RAILROAD. JAMAKV 7, LTF'.)^. Trains leave Springfield,(JoingSoutli,for NEW YORK—Express trains at 2.20, 7.50, 11.45 a. m.; and 1.45, p. in. ; also 6.33 p. in , daily, including Sundays. FOR NEW HAVEN—Accommodation trains connecting with express trains 1'orNew York, at 5.-15, 7.00,9.25and 11.50 a..m; 2.-15. 4.30, G.40 and 8.30 p. rn. Sundays Only—Accommodation for New Haven at 7.40 a. m. LONGMEADOW—5.52, 7.09, 9.34,12.00 a.m.; 2.54, 4.39, 0.4'J, 8.?9 p. m. TIIOMI-SONVII.LE—<>.01, 7.18, 9.43 a. m.; 12.09, 3.03, 4.48, 6.59, 8.48 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—6.06, 7.23, 9.48 a. m.; 12.14, 3.08, 4.53, 7.04, 8.53 p. m. WAREHOUSE POINT — 6.11, 7.28, 9.53 a. in. ; 12.20, 3.13, 4.59, 7.10, 8.58 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.16, 7.33, 9.58 a.m.; 12.25, 3.18, 5.04, 7.15, 9.03 p. m. WINDSOR—6.27, 7.45, 10.10 a. m.; 12.37, 3.30, 5.17, 7.25, 9.15 p. m. i Made from the FINEST AI.ASICA SKAI. SKINS I the Market affords. ALFRED ¥11 LliIS & SON, 4Cand 45 Pratt St., Hartford. The only house making Furs a Specialty THOMPSONVILLE Trains leave Hartford, Going N'orlli, for SI'iti'NGFiKLD, Boston, Albany, Northampton, Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, Montreal, and all points on the Connecticut River line—Express trains at 2.20 a. m. (daily) and 11.25 a.m. (local express); 12.05, 2.05 and 6.50p. m. (dally); accommodation trains at 5.55, 8.03 and 9.26 a. m.; 1.30, 8,55, 4.40,6.20, 9.35 and 11.25 p. m, WINDSOR—6.10, 8.18, 9.40, 11.38 a.m.; 1.44, 4.53, 6.35, 9.48, 11.39 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.21, 8.29, 9.53,11.48 a. m.; 1.55, 5.07, 6.46, 9.59, 11.52 p.m. WAKEHOUSK POINT—6.26, 8.34, 9.58 a.m.; I.59, 5.12, 6.51, 10.04, 11.58 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—12.03,6.31, 8.39, 10.03 a. m.; 2.04, 5.17, 6.55, 10.08, p. ra. THOMPSONVILLE—12.08, 6.36, 8.44, 10.08, II.59 a. m.; 2.09, 5.22, 7.00. 10.13, p. m. LONGMEADOW—12.16, 6.44, 8.52, 10.16 a. in.; 2.18, 5.30, 7.08, 10.21 p. m. SUFFIELD BRANCH. SUFFIBLD TO WINDSOR LOCKS—7.10 9.30 a. m.; 1.30, 2.35, 4.45, 6.10 p.m. WINDSOR LOCKS TO SUFFIELD—8.16, 10.00 a.m.; 1.57, 4.22, 5.08, 6.48 p.m. 2§M M. J. LIBERTY Successor LIBERTY & KINGSBURY, THOMPSONVILLE, - CONN. To rcducc our large stock we shall make Speeial LO'm prices for the remainder of the season. Wc have a lar<;e assortment of First-Class GRANITE and MARBLE MONUMENTS, Tablets and Headstones to select from. Also, a number of Handsome Tablets for Children—some of them ornamented with beautiful Flower Carving. A11 We employ no agents, therefore in favoring ns with your orders you save paying fancy prices to You are sure of a Good Job, and First-Class We warrant our uork to be as THE GATE OF THE YEAE. "Oh, that men would praise the Lord for His goodness!"—Psalm cvii, 8. I saw a countless multitude before a golden gate; I saw their eager earnestness, I saw them watch anil wait; I saw the Porter opening, his gracious form I knew, And yet, alas! how thoughtlessly that giddy throng passed through. How few with heartfelt aratitude adored the wondrous grace That opened thus another year to our unworthy race! How few were iliey who turned aside to give Him thanks who stood And watched, as with a weeping eye, the rushing human Hood! I heard His voice of tenderness,as lovingly He cried, "Behold my wounded hands and feet; behold my pierced side! It was for sin I suffered thus, that ye might share my love, Oh, will ye coldly hasten by, and thus ungrateful prove?" I saw the aged trembling come and pass that golden door; But would they pass that heavenly Friend, so often passed before? He looked, He spake, He stretched His hand, as o'er the step they trod; Bat no, their eyes were turned to earth; they passed the Son of God ! I saw the young step lightly up; I heard the Saviour say, "Young man, give nie thy noble life, my blessed will obey;" Ami us a maiden hurried through,lie drew her near His side, "Forsake the world's frivolities; 1 love thee, I have died." I saw the matron and the sire in life's meridian prime; I saw the feeble and the strong, pass 'neatli the gate of Time, On, on into another year; and yet, alas! how few Who even turned a glance on Him whose mercy let them through ! His mercy ! yes, 'twas mercy still that let the throng go by; For at the threshold, scythe in hand, Death lingered ever nigh; And in the porch 1 saw a weary pilgrim stay- Death called him biick ; he must not pass along that opening way. O traveler at the golden gate, the Saviour speaks to thee; "Believe my love, believe and live; commit thy soul to me." Stay; wilt thou thus begin the year, or shall the Lord be passed? Nay, at its threshold, trust Him now, lest it should be thy last. dqtijtl A Story of flue Nw-YflarYDafr All liouest confession, we have been told, is good for the soul. It may be, since all suffering is supposed to elevate humanity, and the confession I a'in about to make to my good sisters is far from enjoyable to the narrator. I am one of you, but who I am—Where's my liame and what's my name—I dinna choose to tell. Enough that I tell you all this little story of a certain far away New Year's Day, when I, a young wife and mother, heard words that are still ringing in my ears. Do you see this crazy scrap? This rich blue ribbon square caught into place with threads of shining gold—real buiiion-cov-eredTTiread that will not tarnish for all Time's handling of this precious quilt— this is the one I mean—blue as the sky and shining and beautiful. Failed? Well, it may seem so to you, dear friends, but to me it is now and ever will be—yes. time without end, perhaps—as bright and blue and radiant as it was when first my mortal eyes rested upon it, for I see now with my less material organs of vision, and nothing, to my spiritual sight, can change the color of that crazy scrap. I had been brought up by my stepmother, a fussy, energetic,thorough-going woman, kind enough to me in her own unsympathetic way, I now know; but it was a negative sort of kindness that allowed itself no positive proof of its existence. I grew to be very much like my good second mother as I advanced in years, assuming her virtues, if I had them not, until I was as careful of all mundane matters as if they were "the all of life to live," and the dusting of this speck, the polishing of that surface were of intensest, importance. Then I married. I was 19, a good-looking enough lassie, I remember the old clock-mirror telling me, as I peeped into its depths to see if the parted hair were smooth and trim before Ned came knocking at the sitting-room door. The parlor was too fine to use. My own dear, beautiful mother had been buried from that room, brother Jo had soon followed, and then sister Hattie had, years afterward, stood, blushing and sweet as a rose, before the immaculate, tall, white mantel, herself in robes as white and pure aud snowy, and given her hand and heart to a stammering,incoherent young farmer, who lived through the trying ordeal—that was all. Dear, old John—when I go out to the farm nowadays and catch him trotting his three-year-old grandson on his knee, and note how his fine eyes light up with pleasure at my appearance and his hand reached out with a cordiality that is as sincere as it is delightful, I look at the good face, set now in its frame of soft white, and wonder If it Is possible this grand old gentleman could ever have metamorphosed, butterfly like, from the stuttering young worm of the earth, who claimed our Hattie that far away summer's day. I was left alone with my father's second wife, and, as I have said, grew, as children will, into a pretty fair imitation of herself; baking and brewing and scrubbing and hewing—until, when I had reached the age of 19, Ned came, and — well, there was another occasion to throw open the grand apartment that faced the road -and telling the people and place about me an indifferent goodbye, I went away with Ned to the home he had made ready for me in the town. I went on in the same old way, knowing no other or better mode of living, and devoted myself to the keeping of that small house, as if it were the only thing on earth to do. I saw that Ned—dear,amiable old Ned, who never had a criticism to offer, and who was as amiable always as an angel—had comfortable surroundings, had his meals on time though the skies fell, and had no occasion to tiuil fault with my housekeeping. That there was anything he might not like never occurred to me. I was too busy to notice any signs of discontent—my eyes were blinded with the dust of my own raising, and I saw nothing clearly. I was a splendid servant for my husband those days, and that was all. He tried, at first, to get roe to go with him to some lecture or concert, but I was not willing to go. I was too weary, by evening, to care to make the effort to dress and go the distance to the hall. The years rolled on. Our son came to us one day in beautiful May, and grew and thrived and gladdened our hearts with his baby brightness, his infantile cleverness, his childish wisdom. 1 lost my indifference, and grew absorbed in my precious youngling. There was nothing too nice for my Tom, and I spent days over his wardrobe, until with little outlay compared to that of others, my son was :>s well dressed as any boy in town. Time passed, aud Tom started to school. This was to me both a joy and a sadness. I missed him, but I now had more time to devote to household affairs. Of nivseif I took no thought. I knew nothing but work, and drudgery never seemed drudgery to me, but just the only thing with which to occupy myself. I went nowhere, received few calls, for those who came at first had so often rung the door bell in vain, that they had ceased to try to enter the house, aud left me in solitary possession. Ned grew to burying his face in the paper during the evenings, reading aloud if I cared to hear the news, which was seldom indeed. And so a few more years went by until Tom was ] 1 years old. Then, one memorable New Year's Eve, dawned the day to which I have called your attention. Christmas had brought with it added work. The tree I had arranged for Tom had made me much trouble—popcorn would be dropped upon the floor, hits of papers from candies, lengths of string and nut shells, and I found myself running about cleaning, cleaning, cleaning until I was ready to drop. On the day preceding that of the lirst of the year, I had managed to obliterate all traces of the confusion consequent upon Christmas, and was congratulating myself that so much bother would not ensue for another year, when, broom and feather-dii.ster in hnnJ . T toward the back stairs, caught the sound of childi>h voices. I recognized them instantly as belonging to my son and his playmate, a dear little fellow living with his widowed mother just across the street from us. I smiled at first sound of the children's earnest voices—something evidently of a serious nature was occupying them. I smiled—and then, as the first distinct words greeted my ears I—I leave you to imagine what I did. "Mv mamma"—it was my son Tom speaking—"my mamma don't ever comb her hair!" "Honest?" quoth Tom's playmate. "Well, it ain't smooth ami shiny like your mamma's. And your mamma's dress is so tight and purty—I wish my mamma had a tight dress." "Hain't .she got any?" "She's got some; but she never wears 'em only to go to the stores in. Your mamma wears 'em in the house, don't she. Bob?" "Yes, you bet." "I think" (with a sigh that hurts me^i "your mamma is lovely." "So do I." "And if I could have her justly ezackly like yourn. I'd have her wear a purty tight dress, and a white collar and white cuft's and a big bow o' ribbon under her chin—just like yourn. And comb her hair." "And read to you, like mine does?" "Yes, and take me in her lap aud talk to me; but I'd like the collar and ribbon the most. Say, Bob, what do you s'pose they cost—much?" " 'Spect so. We could ask my mamma. She knows everything." "And when we know, I'll ask papa to give me just that much money to buy mamma a New Year's present with. He never 'fuses me nothin'. Aud then we'll get your mamma to go with us and buy 'em, won't we, Bob?" "You bet." "But say, Bob, let's don't let your mamma know who we're a-buyin' 'em for. I'd druther not." "All right. She'll never guess, 'cause o' course she thinks all mammas dresses up, she does. And your mamma '11 be as purty as mine, all fixed up with her hair combed." "I)' you think so, Bob? And won't papa be s'prised? And if your mamma'd only come and see her and be good acquainted " "She will. She never come before 'cause some one told her 'at your mamma never come to the door when anybody rung, 'cause she never 's tit to be seen, and don't want company around to bother her, nohow. But I'll fateh h6r." "'Sh! Listen!" and Tom whispered something that I couldn't catch as I, my blood boiling in my veins, my heart cold and aching, my whole soul aghast at the blinding, sudden light of comprehension turned full upon me by the hands of my little child,reeled into the kitchen and fell heavily updn a hard, wooden chair. "If he could choose—if he could choose he would not choose me! I am not pretty —I—I—" but my sobs choked me, aud all at once I began to despise myself and the poor,impoverished, well-meant but almost useless life I had led. I bad always had so much to do that I had allowed my personal appearance to grow to be a thing of nothing to me. So the house was tidy, Tom and Ned decently clothed, what mattered aught else? I had grown to believe that my husband aud son had accepted the situation as one for which there was no help, and had loved me as I was, blouse waist, tumbled hair, mopstick and all! But here was Tom choosing another style of mother—one who did not wait till after -supper to brush up a bit—and Ned—had Ned—no, no, no—Ned was my own dear Ned still—faithful, honest and my own! I fought the awful feeling at my heart, but >the demons of doubt would assail me again and again. I sat and stared into .the kitchen- fire, seeing it go out under my own eyes, yet, for once in my whole life, caring nothing.' A thousand hideous .fancies darted through my brain, and I waged war with them, apd called out to them, and when Ned came home I was not with a terrible fever, and, crawling into bed, allowed my husband to get .what supper he could for Tom and him- ,self. • Next morning—New Year's Day—the fever was all gotfe. As I felt a bit languid, however, Ned insisted upon doing ®bs he'd be done by, and himself proposed getting breakfast. So he arose in his good-natured might and left me snug -^imoug the pillows, with time in which to reflect and make the new resolves that had been pouring in upon me from some blessed source, things of reality. As each resolve came forward and stood before *ne awaiting commendation and acceptance, I felt my heart grow lighter and •happier, my life seemed suddenly to expand, future possibilities grew alluringly beautiful, and I seemed, as it were, new born into a new and glorious world! I "had just taken a mental view of tny new self, when the pattering of small feet aroused me from my most delicious reverie, and there, by my bedside, stood Tom, a paper parcel in his hand—a parcel which he placed upon my pillow—the contents of which parcel I knew—by ^aeart! "New Year's gift, mamma! And here's yours!" cried Tom, and, kissing my boy, 'and cuddling him close within my arms, I felt that, for me, a new year was indeed beginning. "Yes, mamma's better, Tom, thank 'God, and is going to get up now aud help you enjoy papa's breakfast. Just smell •that cotfee, Tom, isn't it fragrant? And, oh, I almost forgot—I want you to run across the street and ask Bob and his mamma to eat dinner with us—tell her ..hat our turkey is a monster and that it won't be safe for less than five to attack him " '•Oh, mamma!" - "And say that we dine at 2, dear " "A real company dinner, mamma? hooray j" Down stairs dashes Tom, full of glee, and I, feeling strong, now, and •ready for the day's work, spring from bed -nd fall to brushing my soft, thick hair, until it consents to lie in smooth, shining masses about my head. 1 then don a gown that fits snugly about me, and, turning to my son's parcel, open it and— To, there is a dainty linen collar and a pair of cuft's to match, as white as snow, two pretty cuff buttons of mother of pearl,and —a yard of blue silk ribbon, fresh and bright and crisp as the blue, unclouded winter sky itself! Some miuutes later, and just as I enter rme door, Tom bounds in at the other. Catching sight of me his face changes as must the face of a mortal change when he puts on the glory of immortality—yes, :ven so much as that; for a radiance shines from his glad gray eyes, his face grows transfigured with an unnamable , emotion, and, with a cry;, of delight, he mo |ir»'| <*>ptir>ir»o m.i in bis Tyoung arms, holds tne in a long, silent embrace! Then does Ned appear on the scene— poor, patieut, long-suffering Ned—and—I beg your forgiveness—but some things are beyond the telling! And now do you wonder that, for me, this crazy scrap can never, never fade? — Detroit Eree Press. day that I stiall do tliis, saltli tlie Tjord of Hosts" (Mai. iv, 3). See, also, Ps. Ixxii, 4, 12, and fret not thyself because of evil doers, bnt be patient, wait on the Ijord and keep His way and He shall exalt thee to inherit the eapth. (Ps. xxxvii, 1, 7,.;, 11,34). 7. "The way of the just is uprightness. Thou most upright dost weigh the patli of the just." The righteous Lord Iovtith righteousness, His countenance' doth behold the upright (Ps. xi, 7). No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly (Ps. lxxxiv, 11). But we must remember that He not only weighs our path, but also our actions, and He trieth heart and reins (1 Sam. ii, 3: Jer. xvii, 10). If we are only sincere before Him we shall share His glory. 8. "Yea, in the way of Thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited for Thee; the desire of our soul is to Thy name, and to the remembrance of Thee." In chapter xxv, 9, we read, "And it shall be said in that day, I.iO this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us; this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation." Jacob, on his death bed, looking forward to the last days, said: "I have waited for Thy salva-tiou, O Lord'' (Gen. xlix, 1, 18). None shall be ashamed that wait upon Him and for Him. lie commands us to wait upon Him. We therefore do well to say, "My soul, wait thon only upon God" (Isa. xxx, 18; xliv, 23; Zeph.' iii, 8; Ps. lxii, 5). 9. "With my soul have I desired Thee in the nijjht; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek Thee early; for when Thy judgments are in the earth the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness." The first part of t iie verse reminds us of Ps. lxiii, 1; xlii, 1, 2; and the oft repeated, "Him whom my soul loveth," of Cant, iii, 1-4. God Himself is our salvation, joy and strength now, as He will he to Israel in that day; therefore see and follow "Jesus only." The last part of the verse points to the great gathering iiuto God when He shall begin to pour out His judgments in the last days, after the church is translated; then shall be gathered out of the great tribulation the multitude of Rev. vii, 9-17; too late for the honors of the lirst company of translated ones for Rev. v, 9, 10, but not too late to be present at the marriage of the Lamb (Rev. xix, 1-10). 10. "Let favor be showed to the wicked yet will he not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, aud will not behold the majesty of the Lord." Some cau only be humbled and led to see the grace and love of God by affliction; but God tries every -way to win men to Himself (Job. xxxiii, 29, 30; II Pet. iii, 9). There are some who will not submit, except feignedly, even in the millennium (Ps. lxvi, 3, margin). These shall follow satan at the end of the thousand years, and being destroyed with him shall never see the majesty of the Lord in the new earth (Rev. xx, 7-9). Blessed are all who now receive the grace of God and walk humbly and sincerely with Him. We need not wouder that in this present time many followers of the wicked one shall for their own ends seek and find an entrance into the novn.ual church. In the early church there was a Judas, an Ananias and Sapphira, a Demas and many others who though receiving favor would not learn righteousness, and it has been so ever siu::e. A SONG OF SALVATION. LESSON II, FIRST QUARTER, NATIONAL SERIES, JAN. INTER- 10. Text of the Lesson, Isa. xxvi, 1-10. Memory Verses, 1-4—Golileii Text, Isa. xxvl. 4—Commentary by the Hev. D. M. Stearns. 1. "In that day shall this song he sung in the land of Judah. We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls ! and bulwarks." This, Like chapter xii, j will be one of Israel's millennial songs. See i the phrase "that day" seven times between I xxiv, 21 and xxvii. 13, and note its connections. Kspecially observe xxiv, 23; xxvii, 13, and you cannot fail to see the reference to Israel's restoration and glory in coming I days, now perhaps very near. "Tiie name choose a mamma I'd ' of the cit>' from tl,ilt tliiy shil11 V* ^ is there." "It shall not he plucked up, nor thrown down any more forever." The Lord will be unto her a wall of (ire round about, and the glory in the midst of her. He will be her strength and salvation (Kzek. xlviii, 35; Jer. xxxi, 40: Zech. ii, 5; Isa. xii, 1, 2). 2. "Open ye Hie gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in." This is the righteous nation of Isa. Ix, 21; Jer. xxxi, 34. Tiie nation shall be born at once; their iniquity purged in one day; for they shall look upon their long rejected King when He shall come in His power aud glory (Isa. lxvi, 8; Zech. iii, 9; xii, 10; xiii, 1). The city shtdi be a city of truth, for tiie God of Truth shall lie her King (Zech. viii, 3; Isa. Ixv, 16). As to opening the gates see Ps. xxiv, 7-10; f|||yiii, 19, and note carefully for your own^^ul the King of Glory longing to enter Slsv. iii, 20). 3. "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee." The Scriptures everywhere speak of Israel's restoration and future glory as preceded by a time of great trouble. See verses 20, 21; also chapters xxxiv, 28; xxxv, 4; Dan. xii, 1, 2; Matt, xxiv, 21, 29, 30. But however great the tribulation, either theu or now, the one who trusts in God need never be disturbed, and the mind that is stayed on Him will have perfect peace (Ps. xlvi, 1-3; Matt, xxiv, 6; John xiv, 1, 27; xvi, 33). 4. "Trust ye in the Lord forever, for in the Lonl Jehovaii is everlasting strength." The peculiar name "Lord Jehovah," or "Jah Jehovah" (R. V. margiu), is found only here and in the other millennial song, Isa. xii. 2. Its full significance shall be seen in that day. Everlasting strength, or Hock of Ages (Margin), makes me think of Moses in the cleft of the rock covered with God's hand (Ex. xxxiii, «2), and of the perfect rt'id eternal safety of ail whosa live* are hid with Christ in God: CJol. iii, 3. Therefore kt us trust in Him at all times (Ps. Ixil, S). 5. "For He biingeth down them that dwell on high; the loft}7 city. He layeth it low; He layeth it low even to the ground; He bringeth it even to the dust." Here is haughtiness humbled, and this is the record throughout the whole book, whether applied to a nation, a city or a person. We often see it now, but it shall be fully seen in that day. The proud and ungodly may prosper for a time, but, let the righteous, though for a time oppressed^ have faith and patience. Note carefully Isa. ii, 11, 17, with the context; also the songs of Hannah aud Mary, I Sam. ii, 1-10; Luke i, 6. "The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor aud the steps of the needy." Here is humility exalted. "Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Math, v, 8). "Ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in Pensions, Etc. PENSIONS FOR Veterafis disabled by injury or disease. Widows of ALL soldiers. Minor children, under 16, of dead soldiers. Dependent mothers, fathers, sisters or brothers. I'ermunently helpless minors of soldiers.) Survivors of Mexican or other wars. Increase if inadequately rated. Bounty and back puy collected. Personal attention; only lowest legal fee. JAMBS L. BO VV RN, Pension Claim Agent, 381 Main st., Springfield, Mass. Business Colleges. 370 Asylum St., Hartford., Conn. " Can you send us a youiiR man who can write Short Hand, use the Typewriter, and has some Knowledge of Book-keeping?" Theabove is the gist of several applications for help that we have received during the the past few months, which show the qualifications that business men require. We have superior facilities for tilting young persons for business positions. SetM for catalogue. HANNUM & STEDMAN. 5 must in figures, spell correctly, write an excellent hand, know how to make out. bills, checks, notes, drafts, receipts..keep books, write letters. etc.\ SHOItT-HAN I) AND TYI'K-WIMTI\(I TAT'GHT AS 'I'll HY SlIOI'LL) UK. v Honest, earnest boys having the above qiialifira-tions art 7minted in business, and will become Intelligent,- industrioirA, prosperous, inlliiential citizens. jWhy not enter our school Jan. 1st ? Write for catalogue and circular. E. M.-HUNTSINGER, 30 Asylum St., Hartford,Ct. H0LIDAYN0VELTIES Toilet and Infant Sets, Handkerchief and Glove Boxes, Manicure and Smokers' Sets, Papeterie, etc., etc., IN NATURAL WOOD CASES, —AT— E. KT. SMITH'S PHARMACY, 93 Main Street, - Thompsonville. TREGONING&LAWER, (SUCCESSORS TO 0. F. HOLZAPFEL.) Ilorse-Shoeins' and Wagoii-Re-pairing Shop. Horses shod in the best manner, and satisfaction guaranteed. AAJTENT for »HU' Horse-Shoe. Shop on Central street, Thompsonville, Conn. "Sho's y' live—d' co'plexion kima aftah d' blood—what's dis he—a— beau'ful complexion guaranteed if d' blood am pure! Befo' d' Lo'd d;it am salvation fo' Aunt Sophy." All we claim for it is an unequaled remedy to purify the blood and invigorate the liver. All the year round you can depend on Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery in all cases of blood-taints or humors, no matter what their name or nature. It's the cheapest blood-puritier sold through druggists. No matter how many doses of other medicines are offered for a dollar. Why? Because it's sold on a peculiar plan, and you only pay for the good you get. Can you ask more? "Golden Mfdical Discovery" is a concentrated vegetable extract, put up in large bottles ; contains no alcohol lo inebriate, no syrup or sugar to derange digestion ; is pleasant to the taste, and equally good for adults or children. The "Discovery" cures all Skin affections, and kindred ailments. "lis Well To Know That HALL Is selling all kinds of Footwear at Bottom Prices. FIVE SELLERS, GREAT VALUE: Ladies' Reaver Button at $1.25 Ladies' Velvet Slip9 at Xiadies' Beaver Busk afc Gent's Velvet Slips afc Gent's Velvet Slips at 1.2550 ' 75 $1.00 Large stock of Fine SHOES and SLIPPERS ; also all kinds of RUBBER FOOTWEAR alvvajs on hand. $, c, ttAU, :.r _ 204 MAIN STREET, (Next door to New Post-Office), r-3T I MUST MAKE ROOM for my Sleighs, and offer my entire stock of Surreys, Open and Top Buggies. Wagons, Harnesses, etc., etc., at cost price. It will do you good to examine my stock before buying elsewhere. Carriages, Wagons, Sleighs,etc.,etc., made to order. Repairing in all its branches. Carl E. Miller, Successor to O. 1) ami J. A. Bent. Thompsonville, Conn. To You All! WHFHEAS, We are prepared with a full line of Christmas Candies. Malaga Grapes. Nuts, Figs, Cluster Raisins, Citron, Lemon Peel, Orange Peel, Currants, Raisins, Florida Oranges, etc., and WHEREAS, Good seasoning is very essential in preparing the Turkey for its last appear- ' ance, and as we have selected the following, and all strictly pure, Sage, Savory, Marjoram, Thyme, and Bell's Poultry dressing; and WHEREAS, Christmas comes but once a year; therefore, be it RESOLVED, That we sell all of the above-mentioned articles at the Bridge Store at. extremely Low Prices during the holiday season. Further RESOLVED, That our reputation for keeping the best Cheese in town is undisputed; and furthermore, try our new crop of New Orleans Molasses at COc. S. 1. PAIUJ 1 Main Street, Thompsonville. eicIiiCo. Enfiekl Electric Light and Power Co., Thompsonville, Conn. J Rates for lightiug residences will be as follows for 16 c. p. lamps— Cost Cost per month p«'r year 1 lamp, §1.00 $12.00 2 lamps, 1.85 22.00 8 " - - 2.50 30.00 4 " 3.00 30.00 5 " 3.75 45.00 i; " 4.25 51 00 7 " - - 4.87 58 00 8 " 5.33 04.00 9 " - - 6.00 72 00 10 " C.25 75 00 15 " - - 7.50 20 " 8 33 ^ Cjjj All above 20 lamps, 84 each per year. Rates for lighting business places, closing not later than I0.o() p. m. on Saturdays, or at !J.:i0 p. m. on other evenings: 1 or 2 1() c. p. lamps each per month.§1.00 " " '• .90 4 " " " .80 5 or more, " " .75 Too Large a Stock on Hand. IT MUST GO. Cash means from to oil" from the ordinary prices. A CHANCE FOR ALL. J. E. Corson & Co., Oriental Clotting Store, Springfield, - - - Mass. A NOT HER LIFE SAVED, And a lingering death averted. A lady given up to die by six physicians CURED BY DR. R0YCE. The marvelous cures by the wonderful skill of Dr. Royce are the subject of discussion all over New England, and many patients come a long distance to consult with him and be cured by him. The following remarkable cure tells but the truth and adds another testimonial to his great power of healing: Mrs. Eliza M. Wheeler of Pittsfleld, Mass., was taken several years ago with a severe attack of inflammation of the liver, which terminated in an aggravated form of dyspepsia and what was HUppo.ieri to be an iiiourahle chronic diarrhea. Mi. Wheeler, who was anxious about his wife, employed the best physicians the country affords, all of whom attended her through a period of several years without any help, Mrs. Wheeler growing weaker and more emaciated,until she became a helpless invalid. During the time she was taken with a terrible form of female disease,inducing great loss of vitality, which also produced alarming attacks of neuralgia of the heart. She was given up to die by her physicians and her friends had abandoned all hopes, and as Mrs. Wheeler expressed it "were waiting for death to end her sufferings." In this condition, without hope of relief, she applied to Dr. Royce, and in a short time was entirely cured, and uow is as well as ever and able to attend to her household and suffers no pain. All binds of chronic diseases have been cured by Dr. Royce. All are invited to call at the Hotel Gil-more, Springfield, Mass., and consult with Dr. Royce. Consultation free, by letter , or in person. H. BOOTED & CO. OLIDAY NOVELTIES. Large ami Choice Assortment of Fancy Ties and Slippers. Ladies' Swede, Ooze, lied (5 oat, Pat. Leather and 1't. Angora Oxfords and Slippers. StyJisli Goods! Late Designs! Gentlemen's Gift Slippers—Seal. Alligator, Russia Calf, Goat and Calf Skin. JJ^gT'-Be sure to call when in town. J. I. BDTTEBFIBLD & CO., Successors to H.A.GIBBS & J.H.BUTTERFIELD, 370 Main St., Springfield, Mass. TIIE PLACE IN SPRINGFIELD TO BUY IS AT THE VERMONT BUTTER STORE, 305 MAIN ST. 500 live-pound boxes,300 tubs of the JFinest Vermont tin tie v in ten, twenty, thirty ant} Qfty pound tubs, AT VERY" LOW PRICES, FINEST VERMONT C«EAMEUY BALL PUTTER Only 30 cts. per pound, WHEN IN SPRINGFIELD CALL AND SEE US. PEBHNS & HATCH, '' Vermont Butter Store," 305 Main St., -
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THOMPSONVILLE, CONN., THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1892, NO. 35.
Physicians and Surgeons.
F. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN
hi AND SUKGICON.-—Residence and
nHioe No.45 Pearl street, Thorapsonville,
C'i'ui. Connected '>y Telephone—No. of
ca'l >. Oilice hours—8.00 to D.00 a. m. ;
2 •>'> t.) >.oo, and (>.00 to 7.BO p. m.
I ) .
11. THORNTON. 1). 1). S.,
Mansley's Block, - Main street,
Special a t t e n t i o n ^iven to Crown, Bridge
and (iold Plate Work.
l'ure Nitrous Oxide (ias administered for
painless extraction of teeth.
I> EN SIiOW KING,
Piaao-forte, Organ Playing & Harmony.
Address P. O. Box 402,
1TR.A. ZF». ATiTiEJJ,
Teaciier of iVTusic,
Liiulsey's Block (Room 1), Tliompson-ville,
Alsoa-vnt for the Finest PIANOS and
Onc.vNs sold in this vicinity. Can refer
to scores <>1' purchasers. Musical merchandise
of every description on hand, or
obtained at short notice.
JLI1ISO V H. SB K ICS,
TI'XKU and KEl'AIliKIt of
Pianos a,ncL Organs
A cream of tartar linking powder.
Highest of all in leavening strength.
— [Latest 1'. S. Guv. Food Report.
KROEGER & SONS' PIANOS.
The Standard Pianos of the Worid.
Kvoeger Hall, 92 Pearl St., Hartford, Ot.
ggg^-T lining and repairing of pianos attended
to at short notice. References.
rpiIE It. I). & ROBT. E. SPENCER CO.,
R. 1). SPENCER, MANAGKU.
ROB'T. E. SPENCER, CASIUKK.
J. W. GRAHAM, ASST. CASIUKK.
a 11 r i i t ion.
OFFICE HOURS, i>.00 A. M. to 12.00 M. 1.30
to 3.30 r. m.
ans and Melodeons repaired with j
e! lo ws. First-class work suaran-! A General Banking Business Trausaeteu.
Orders bv mail will receive prompt | Interest Allowed on Deposits.
THE R. D. & ROBT E.
Eleven years of practical ex-
Agent for Columbia Bicycles.
Hair Dressing and Shaving.
M. w. IU:I.UYAN. .1. F. IIl'I.LIVAN.
ICHAEL DONLON, HAIR DKESSEK.
M Fred. F. Smith's old stand, under j TTTTT T A "VT fUHK
riiompsouville Hotel, Thompsonville, Ct. j XJ.U _U_UA T xi.ll j
A11 branches of the business done in an
i"t.istie rnunuer. Please irive me a call.
Undertakers and Directors.
15 AMI 17 MAIN ST.,
TnoMrsoNN II.I.K,, . . . CONN.
Telephone connections direct with
Funeral Director and Err.balmer.
l'tiKiipt. careful and personal attention
given to Undertaking in all
6 iN*'. ittain
Fire and Life lusnraiice Agents.
Fire insurance at lowest possible rates.
Insurance on household goods a specialty.
Resident agents for Metropolitan Life-insurance
Co., also agents for all principal
Hues of steamship that cross the
Atlantic. Tickets to and from Europe at
OFFICE—Room 2, Mauslev's block; office
hours, 2 to !) p. m.
H. SAX FORI),
Printers and Publishers.
r;lE PARSONS PRINTING COM-pany,
Steam-Power Printers, and
publishers of THK THOMPSONVILLE PRESS,
opposite the depot, Thompsonville, Conn.
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