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VOL. XIII. '.yt& - THOMPSONVILLE, CONN., THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1892. NO. 13. Physicians and Surgeons. t? F. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN !i. AND SURGEON.—Residence ana ollioe No.45 Pearl street, Thompsonville, Coan . Connected by Telephone—No. of c:il 1 3. Office hours—8.00 to 9.00 a. m 2 )0 to 3.00, and G.00 to 7.30 p. m. Dentistry. BH. THORNTON, D.jD. S., • Dental Parlors, VI ansley's Block, - Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. Special atteulion given to Crown, Bridge and Gold Plate Work. Pure Nitrous Oxide Gas administered for painless extraction of teeth. DR. LAWRENCE, CO Can be found at his Thompsonville office (over the Post-office) MONDAYS & TUESDAYS All Day, aiiJ SATURDAY Afternoons. gggp-Pure Nitrous Oxide Gas always on hand for painless extraction. Music, Etc. DENSLOW KING, —TEACHER OF— Piano-forte, Organ Playing & Harmony, Address P. O. Box 462, Thompsonville, Conn. XRA. r*. ALLBKr, 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. IjER O I* H. SMJKES, TIIJiKB ami BEPAIHKIt of Pianos and Organs SUIFIELD, CONN. Organs and Melodeons repaired with new bellows- First-class work guaranteed. (Jood relerences. Twelve years of practical experience. *S- A«KST FOB COLUMBIA BICYCLES. XJ. P. ABB13 CFC SON, Dealers in Pianos, Organs, Piano Stools, Scarfs, Covers, etc., and the Wilcox <£• White Self-Playing Organs Instruction Books constantly on hand. Also, Second-Hand Instruments to sell or rent. THOMPSONVILLE, CONN. KROEGER&S0NS' PIANOS. The Standard Pianos of the World. A. MOELLER, Agent, Kroeger Hall, 92 Pearl St., Hartford, Ot. $gg*»Tuning and repairing of pianos attended to at short notice. References. Hair Dressing and4Shaving. MICHAEL DONLON, HAIR DRESSER Fred. F. Smith's old stand, under Thompsonville Hotel, Thompsonville, Ct. \11 branches of the business done in an a -tistic manner. Please give me a call. Undertakers and Directors. A. R. LBETJE1, UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER, 45 AND 47 MAIN ST., THOMPSONVILLE, . . . CONN. Telephone connections direct with store. WILLIAM MULLIGAN, Funeral Director and Emtaalmer. Prompt, careful and personal attention given to Undertaking in all its branches. 5 No. Main St., - Thompsonville, Conn. Printers and Publishers. RR*HE PARSONS PRINTING COM- JL pany, Steam-Power Printers, and Publishers of THE THOMPSONVILLE PRESS, opposite the depot, Thompsonville, Conn. Miscellaneous. CHARLES E. PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer in Wood and Coal. Wood a specialty— Chips for sale. Moving and heavy teaming done on reasonable terms. SL'-Lompsonville, Conn. THOMPSONVILLE M.J. LIBERTY, Proprietor L~!'.: 4 . . '1 ' m m RSOSSYOALULT TPLOYWPiOiBE P Absolutely Pure. A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest of all in leavening strength. —Latest U. S. Gov. Food Report. Royal Baking Powder Co., 100 Wall St., N. Y. Financial. rjiHE K. D. & ROBT. E. SPENCER CO., BANKERS. Capital, $25,000 11. D. SPENCER, MANAGER. ROB'T. E. SPENCER, CASHIER. J. W. GRAHAM, ASST. CASHIER. OFFICE HOURS, 9.30 A. M. to 12.00 M. ; 1.30 to 3.30 P. M. A General Banking Business Transacted, Interest Allowed on Deposits. THE R J. & ROBT I Thompsonville, Conn. Banking and Financial. QOUNTY, ' . Plans and estimates furnished for every description of Monumental Work and Memorial Work, in Marble, Granite and •Brown Stone. Work in cemeteries dupli-g';,\ cated; fine flower carving and lettering a specialty. We have had an experience of -.20 years in some of the best monumental •" "works in the country. v We are prepared to do first class work • cost than can be furnished by Vermont, Massachusetts or Connecticut £' !Tavar us wltlfySSrorders and save ^ .-paying fancy prices to agents. We can }£pijgive Arst-class f^erences, and back up what • :^we advertise.^-• _ , iHarbleWorkSjPearl St.,Thompsonville* f^ '$hODS. ';'0- • &*§ • c 1ITY, R VILROAD AND \TA TER QOMPANY B"QO( NDS, NETTING FROM to G Per Cent. 'TCTOODBURY <da 3VEOULTON, Bankers, Springfield, Mass. Portland, Mc. 41U MAIN ST., SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Railroads. N EW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD. JUNE 1, 1892. Trains leave Springfield,GoingSonth,for NEW YORK—Express trains at 2.20, 7.50,11.45 a. m.; and 1.45, 2.30 p. m.; 6.33 p. m , daily, including Sundays. FOR NEW HAVEN—Accommodation trains connecting with express trains forNew York, at 5.45, 7.00,9.30and 11.50 a..m; 2.45, 4.30, 6.40 and 8.30 p. m. Sundays Only—Accommodation for New Haven at 7.40 a. m. LONGMEADOW—5.52, 7.09,9.39,12.00 a.m.; 2.54, 4.39, 6.49, 8.39 p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—6.01, 7.18, 9.4S a. m.; 12.09, 3.03, 4.48, 6.59, 8.48 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—6.06, 7.23, 9.53 a. m.; 12.14, 3.08, 4.53, 7.04, 8.53 p. m. WAREHOUSE POINT—6.11, 7.28, 9.58 a. m.; 12.20, 3.13, 4.59, 7.10, 8.58 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.16, 7.33, 10.03 a. m.; 12.25, 2 50, 3.18, 5.04, 7.15, 9.03 p.m. WINDSOR—6.26,7.45,10.15 a. m.; 12.37, 3.02, 3.30, 5.17, 7.25, 9.15 p. m. Trains leave Hartford, Going North, for SPRINGFIELD, Boston, Albany, Northampton, Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, Montreal, and all points on the Connecticut River line—Express trains at 2.30 a. m. (daily) and 11.25 a.m. (local express) ; 12.05, 2.05, 2.35 and 6.50 p. m. (daily) ; accommodation trains at 5.55, 8.04 and 9.26 a. m.; 1.35, 3.55*, 4.40,6.20, 9.35 and 11.25 p. m. WINDSOR—6.10, 8.18, 9.40, 11.38 a.m.; 1.48, 4.10*, 4.53, 6.35, 9.48, 11.39 p.m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.21,8.29,9.52,11.48am; I.59, 4.21*, 5.07, 6.46, 9.59,11.52 p.m. WAREHOUSE POINT—6.26, 8.34, 9.56 a.m.; 2.04, 5.12, 6.51, 10.04, 11.58 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—12.03, 6.31, 8.39, 10.02 a. m.; 2.09, 5.17, 6.55, 10.08, p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—12.08, 6.36, 8.44, 10.07, II.59 a. m.; 2.14, 5.22, 7.00. 10.13, p. m. LONGMEADOW—12.16, 6.44, 8.52, 10.16 a. m.: 2.23, 5.30, 7.08, 10.21 p. m. •Sufficld train. SUFFI ELD BRANCH. SUFFIELD TO WINDSOR LOCKS—7.10 9.30 a. m.; 1.30, 2.35, 4.45, 6.10 p.m. WINDSOR LOCKS TO SUFFIKLD—8.15, 10.04 a.m.; 2.00, 4.22, 5.08, 6.48 p.m. ggg*"Pocket TIME TABLES can be obtained from the Ticket Agents at stations. ING & BI YOU'RE BOUND TO FIND IT, (SUCCESSORS TO C. F. IIOI.ZAPFEL.) Horses Shod in First-Class shape with ^ HAND-MADE SHOES. :I: Special attention given to Lame, Interfering a,nd ; Overreaching Horses. Shop on Central Street, Thompsonville, Conn. When every thing is going wrong, And nothing goes to suit you, When men, instead of shaking hands, Seem more inclined to boot you, Don't be discouraged, nor cast down, Nor swear, nor cry "Confound it!" Brace up, and let your spirits climb! You're bound to find in course of time Some way to get around it! 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SMITH, , 2 Park St., Springfield,-Mass. ^ Searching out a Mystery. The hair of all Twiddleton stood on end with excitement. A box containing the dismembered skeleton of a man had been dug up in the cellar of an old house back of the hotel; and until the mystery giere-of was solved, no inhabitant of Twiddle-ton could enjoy an hour's mental repose. Business was neglected in Twiddleton. Men congregated at corners to discourse upon the all-absorbing topic; and women left the dinner-pots to boil over, while they discussed the mystery above their yard fences. The parson had made the "Murder of Abel" the subject of his last sermon, and at the village lyceum the question, "Is there a Eugene Aram among us?" had been treated in a manner to curdle the blood of the hearers, and inspire each with a dark distrust of his next neighbor. Still, no one had taken any actual steps to the discovery of the murderer, until Mr. Solomon Slocum publicly announced his intention of taking the matter in haud, and in his own words, "sifting it to the bottom." If any one short of a No. 1 detective were competent for this task, it was Solomon Slocum. There had never been a mystery in Twiddleton that he had not ferreted out; never a secret act of lawlessness, from the burning of Squire Rennie's barn to the tying of a cat to Miss Skinner's door-knocker, but he had succeeded in identifying the culprit. He also interested himself in matters of a more private and innocent nature. He knew the history of every family in the county, with most of their domestic affairs; had ascertained the age of every single lady, and would tell without hesitation who wore false hair and teeth, and when a silk dress had been dyed and made over. Slocum went to work in a very methodical manner. First, he ascertained from corporation deeds that the house containing the mysterious cellar (now occupied by an estimable single lady, who fainted on the discovery that she had been "living over a dead man") had been built nearly a hundred years ago by an ancestor of the Harker family. Then a shadow fell upon the Harkers, and several persons were led to the discovery that they always seemed a sly and underhanded set. Job Harker, however, proved that the house had been sold some twenty years after its completion to Captain Womble, whereupon the Wombles came in for a share of the shadow; and young Timms, the village poet, whose Fourth of July ode Tom Womble had ridiculed, asserted that he always had a mysterious repulsion to the latter individual and had clearly seen "murder" upon his brow. Tom and his father then came forward, the former with a horsewhip and the latter with a paper, which proved that in the days of the Wombles' occupancy of the house no cellar had existed within it. Following this clue, Solomon Slocum, after much investigation, succeeded in satisfying himself that the cellar, in fact, was a comparatively modern addition, having been excavated in the year 1845, just after the property had passed into the hands of the Bowans. The discovery, of course,at once placed that family under a ban of the darkest suspicion. Solomon, whose only son, Joe, had long been paying particular attention to pretty Jessie Bowan, found himself not proof against the general prejudice. "No Slocum," he remarked, with virtuous resolution, "shall marry into a family in whose veins runs the black blood of a murderer." And though it was not evident to the hearers of this speech that the blood of a murderer must necessarily be black, they nevertheless approved of the sentiment— all save Joe, who sturdily declared his intention of marrying the girl he loved, although her veins should run "ink and ivory black." "The case having narrowed down to this p'int," observed Solomon, looking gravely around upon an interested audience in the tap-room of the hotel of which, by-the-by, his father, Christopher Slocum, had been for many, years previous the popular proprietor—"the case having, as I said, been narrowed down to the year "45." it remains for us to discover what men folks hev onaccountably and mysteriously disappeared since that date, and then to ascertain, if possible, what relations the missing man had with any o£.the Bowans." "Thar was the Yankee notion peddler," suggested Slocum's particular chum, who kept the store and post-office opposite. "He was missin' more'n three weeks." Hp "His body was found and decently burled," Slocum replied. "Then that swell chap who was so flush o' greenbacks,'* said another. .J'Bogus,7 No wonder he mysteriously disappeared;—with the police after him,!* "Ahem ! The young student that spent a month here in your father's time,Slocum, recruitin'—" "Iiecruitin'! I never heard of a man or boy recruited from this town," said Solomon, positively. "Recruitin' of his health, as he said. You must remember that he left here in a mighty sudden aud inaccountable way, and to my knowledge never was heard of ag'in." "To-be-sure, to-be-sure!" assented Slocum, his eyes sparkling as he found himself possessed of this valuable clue. "Drewry was his name. A jolly young chap he seemed to be. Plenty o' money, too, as I ricollict. And now it's for me to find out exactly the date of his being here." He hurried away home, aud speedily returned with certain massive aud well-worn volumes, which proved to be the ledgers and account-books of his late father, while landlord of the inn. The present proprietor of the establishment, Captain Grasty, leaned over his shoulder and watched with interest as he ran his finger down certain pages, stopping occasionally to read. "Here it is!" exclaimed Slocum, with a ring of triumph in his tone; "here it is: 'Allan Drewry—August 16, 1848.' Tlje cellar was built in '45," he added, significantly looking around. "Why, Lor'!" exclaimed Mrs. Grasty, advancing from the kitchen, whence she had been an interested observer of these proceedings—"why, Lor'! I remember Mr. Allan Drewry. I was a gal at that time, and he sort o' made up to me,though he knew John Bowan—that's Jessie's father—was keepin' my company." "What!" exclaimed Solomon, excitedly, "you don't mean to say Bowan was jealous?" , "There was some folks said so, if I didu't," replied Mrs. Grasty, modestly. Solomon looked slowly around the circle, and solemnly shook his head. "Look here, Slocum," said Captain Grasty, still running his eye down the page, "what's this? 'Paid John Bowan five dollars, first quarter's rent of his cellar!' Why, what had Chris Slocum to do with that cellar?" "1—I don't believe'twas that cellar!" he gasped. "Couldn't have been any other. Just across the back yard here, with a door in the wall between. Convenient to the house, you see. Never thought of it before." "Do you mean to insineate," said Solomon, turning upon hiin with a white face, "that—that my father had anything to do with that—that affair?" the captain, with a shrug; "though I don't see how Chris Sfocum was any better than old Womble or John Bowan." Mr. Michael Lafferty, a sort of loafing character of Twiddleton, here turned around from the bar, where he was indulging in a "dhrap," and placing his finger on the side of his florid nose, deliberately said: "See here, cap'n, yez best not mix up the ould man's name with them dhry bones beyaut. lie was my friend, he was, an' I'll stan' by him an' his to the ind. An' if it comes to suspicionin' him of mur-ther, see here, it's better to to let out the truth. The ould man wanted that cellar for storage, ye see." "What kind of storage?" "Whist, thin! don't ye moind when the revenue officers was down here, and couldn't find a dhrap of the stuff that wasn't 'straight?' But, bedad! they niver looked in the cellar beyant." "I don't believe it!" cried Slocum, savagely. ' But he saw that every one around him did credit the man's statement, aud gradually the conviction forced itself upon his unwilling mind. It was a great shock to Solomon, who had always made a boast of the honor and honesty of himself and family. His respected father dealing in illicit whisky and cheating the revenue! Solomon, with his neighbors' eyes bent upon him, seemed to be shrinking to half his natural size. "I remember when the revenue officers used to hang'round here in disguise," said one man, in a low tone. "An idear strikes me," said another, excitedly. "What if that young feller— Drewry, you call him—was one of 'em— and"—keeping one eye half fearfully fixed upon Slocum—"ferreted out that cellar, and never come out alive?" For a week after this, an awful calm of suppressed horror brooded over Twiddle-ton. People were appalled at the heinous crime which the investigations of Solomon Slocum had brought to light; and, moreover, by a'wonderful dispensation of fate, brought home to himself. The?e could be no doubt upon the subject; for, on close investigation, a hammer had been found under the bones in the bag, plainly branded with Christopher Slocum's initials. With this murderous weapon he had doubtless slaughtered his innocent victim; and whether it had been done for the sake of money, or to prevent the betrayal of the secret of the cellar, remained the only point open to doubt. Poor Solomon Slocum! How had his glory departed! Would that he had never interfered with what had not concerned him! lie the son of a murderer, and his own son to bear forever the dark blot of that stigma! John Bowan had forbidden his daughter to receive the young man's attentions, though Jessie cried, and declared that she did not see why Joe should suffer for a sin not his own, and that she was willing to marry him, and help him bear the disgrace, if need be. One day, about six months after these eyents, a well-dressed, jolly-looking,elder- )y gentlemaD stopped at the Eagle hotel in Twiddleton. As the servant took his horse, he looked around curiously and with a sort of smile, at thejtransformed house and its new sign. A group of Idlers were collected, as usual, on the long, low piazza, and there listened with interest to what was said. "Place improved since I was here,some five-and-twenty years ago. Who is the landlord now?" VMyself, sir—Thomas Grasty," responded the host, with dignity. "Ah! What has become of old Chris Slocum?" 'fDead, sir, years ago! That's his son," pointing to a seedy and dejected-looking individual passing slowly along the street. "Sol? Not like the strapping young chap I remember. Times seem to have gone hard with him." "Ah, sir, he's had enough to change him." And, in accordance with his now established habit, Captain Grasty regaled his guiest with the Avhole story of the discovery of the ghastly remains in the cellar, and the subsequent awful revelation concerning them. To his utter astonishment the gentleman, after listening attentively, broke into uncontrollable laughter. "So they accuse poor old Chris of robbery and murder, do they?" "Undoubtedly the young man was murdered, sir." "Perhaps not. I am Dr. Allan Drewry; no ghost, but, as you see, substantial, living flesh. Ila, ha!" In less than an hour the news had spread through the village like wildfire. Everybody knew the story; liovv Allan Drewry, when about to commence his medical studies, had, by his unconquerable disposition to "fun and flirtation," gotten himself into a serious scrape with a lady of uncertain age, who unflinchingly claimed to be his promised bride; aud how her determined, middle-aged brother had discovered him in his vacation retire' ment at Twiddleton, whence he had es-caped at a moment's notice, leaving his effects to be forwarded by the sympathizing landlord, whom he had taken into his confidence. Among these effects was a certain skeleton, which the embryo medical student had filched from the dilapidated grave of some person unknown, in an ancient and neglected burial ground near the village. Christopher Slocum had been afraid to send this on with the rest of the "effects," and had hidden the box in the Bowan cellar, lightly covered over with earth, awaiting the student's orders for a safe special conveyance. But he had never claimed the bones; aud there they had lain until their unfortunate discovery, a quarter of a century after. It was wonderful how pleased people were at this late revelation of Chris Slocum's innocence, and his son's andgrand-ym^ freedomJ'rom the stigma which had weighed so heavily upon them. As to the revenue offense of poor Chris, folks might wink at that. So they hastened to make all the reparation in their power for the injustice they had been guilty of; and Joe's and Bessie's wedding was quite a grand affair for Twiddleton. "It's always best to let other folks' con-sarns alone, and mind your own," is the moral now carefully inculcated by Solomon Slocum upon the tender minds of his grandchildren. Jedge Waxem's Political Proverbs. Thar's never a short crop ov polliticks. A statesman that stays pore ought never to be out ov a job. "Houerahle," before some men's names, don't kno what it is thar fer. A politishan that kin lie and won't, is kep purty bizzy exercizin his ability. Some men that is in favor of paper money will vote fer silver and take thar pay in gold; and visy versy. Don't look a boughten vote in the mouth. An aingel in polliticks will shed its wings after the first campane. Patriots for money ought to be in the penitenshary. Ez betwixt the farm and the forum choose the farm. The shrewd pollitishan watches his friends as close as he does his enemies. Women Who Feel Young. There's a sister I often meet in my travels. She is the good sister who "feels just as young as ever she was." She's a kittenish thing, yet she'd be a little more kittenish if she was a little less elephantine. Frisky old girl, how she does love to climb into the swing at the picnic! Weighs two hundred and fifteen and makes the swing creak like a hoisting tackle. "Higher, Mr. Ihinshanks! Higher!. Oh, higher! You can't frighten me! I'm not one of the scary sort of girls." You bet she isn't. Has six children, aud if you'll mistake her for her eldest daughter— a sweet, slender girl, with an oval face, spirituelle expression, and figure as graceful as a swaying lily—she'll ask you to dinner for a week. Plays "Pussy wants a corner" and "Hunt the slipper." Loves to "teeter." With an eighteen-foot board you have to pull all but about thirty inches over to your side of the trestle to make it balance. When the board is balanced right in the middle, she can fire the whole young men's Bible class up into the air as though they had been fired from a catapult. When her end of it bangs down on the ground it ja» all the buds off the trees. Fond of mountain climbing. Usually she fastens on to a young man to drag her up. Older brethren too wary. They dragged her up hills when she was younger. Besides, the old youngsters retain their old-time prejudice in favor of younger girls. " They help her daughters tip. Man never mistakes mother for daughter going np mountains. Apt to make that mistake about 1 uncheon-time only; <3h, we know the old-elderly—that is-middle-aged woman who is "the youngestof the lot 1'! And, knowing her, we fly fronjher, Jtbatls, as well as a man—who has long since shed his wings and raised ,jk;few Achers of corns—can fly. . Stub Ends of Thought. It isn't every dog that would endure the treatment some women do. The rooster does the crowing, but the hen lays the eggs. No woman is what any other woman thinks she is. There is a rainbow in a young widow's tears. Great wealth is a great beautifier. Those hands are most beautiful which do the most good. Men think unkind things; women say them. While a man is learning mathematics a woman is learning manners. Words and women are wedded. His Heart in it. A manufacturer in Philadelphia lately told to a friend the story of one of his superintendents. "Twelve years ago a boy applied to me for work. He was employed at low wages. Two days later the awards of premiums were made to manufactories at the Centennial exhibition. "Passing down Chestnut street early in the morning, I saw Bob poring over the bulletin-board in front of a newspaper office. Suddenly he jerked off liis cap with a shout. " 'What is the matter?' someone asked. "'We have taken a medal for sheetings !' he exclaimed. "I said nothing, but kept my eye on Bob. The boy who could identify hiunelf in two days with my interest would lie of use to me hereafter. "Hjs work was to deliver packages. I found that he took a real pride in it. His wagon must be cleaner, his horse better fed, his orders filled more promptly than those of the men belonging to any other firm. He was as zealous for the house as though he had been a partner in it. I have advanced him step by step. His fortune is made, and the firm have added to their capital so much energy and force." She is her Husband's Companion. I know nothing about an ideal woman— never saw one—nor an ideal man either. And if I did know one, she would be the last woman in the world I would tie to. The contrast would be too great. An ideal wife is the ideal woman fully developed. She always "sticks up" for her husband—at home as well as abroad. His shortcomings are covered up, even from himself, and she comes to believe he is just what she wants him to be. She always has a hearty "I told you so" when he wins success—never when he fails. Every man has his limitations; sooner or later he learns this. When financial losses, misfortune and humiliation come, and he feels crushed by the force of circumstances, she always takes his part. God bless her! And if he is inclined to throw the blame on any one or any thing, she goes him one better and lays it on thicker. What a comforter she is! Her ingenuity is taxed to prove him right under all circumstances, and so artless is her reasoning that she deceives herself. Does this swell us up? Why, of course it does; but it also puts a heart in a man and gives him a backbone to stand the next struggle. Prospects gone, the future mortgaged, hopes dashed, the sky overcast with clouds, a man would sink never to rally were it not for the loving hand to part the clouds and let the sunshine stream through. He finds there is one heart which gladly gives him the place of honor, one fireside where he is still a hero, one home with an ideal welcome; and the lamb becomes a lion. A man would die for such a wife! She is her husband's companion. If he loves books she will cultivate that love in herself. This may take time and effort, but rich is the reward. I know a husband who is intellectually starving because his wife is not with him in his thirst after knowledge. He must tread alone where her preseuce would turn every-day prose into Sabbath-day poetry. Such a wife may not be an ideal, but her influence goes a long way toward making an ideal husband. An ideal woman has all the best traits of wife and mother.—ALKX. DUGUID. Housekeepers' Corner. Keep flowers fresh by putting a pinch of soda in the water. Boil the clothesline, and it will not "kink," as a new rope is apt to do. Keep a small box filled with lime iu your pantry aud cellar; it will keep the air dry and pure. Soda is the best thing for cleaning tinware ; apply with a damp cloth and rub well, then wipe dry. Prick potatoes before baking so that the air can escape; this will preveut their bursting in the oven. When baking cakes set a dish of water in the oven with them and they will not be in any danger from scorching. Grease spots that have burnt and become hard on the stove, may be removed by a few drops of kerosene oil on the cloth before rubbing them. ^ ^ ^ To clean a stove zinc or zinc-lliied bathtub, mix ammonia and whiting to a smooth paste, apply it to the zinc and let it dr|. Then rub it off until no dust remains. gg| A teaspoonful of alum will make clear four gallons of muddy water. Boiling the water is necessary to remove disease germs when a farm pump or town reservoir has a bad name, When scaling fish, hold them under Water in a pan; then the scales will not fly in your face, but will fall to the bottom, and when the water is poured from them, are ready to turn into the slop pail or compost heap. X..r. Onions are improved by' s^SSil^ in warm salt water an hour or so before cooking, as this removes some of the rank flavor. They cook tender much quicker if sliced in rings instead of splitting. If they are peeled and sliced with hands ander water, some ''idle . tears"- may be avoided.. ' HHi \ 1 * \ •'i 4 * ::gjjgjjg'-r'' CONFIDENCE IN GOD. LESSON VI, THIRD QUARTER, INTERNATIONAL SERIES, AUG. 7. Text of the LeMHon, Acts iv, 19, 31—Memory Verses, 30-31—tioltlon Text, Acts Iv, 31 —Commentary by the Ilev. I). M. Stearns. 19. "But Peter and John answered tmd said unto them, whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye." Remember that these are two Galilean fishermen, un learned and ignorant meu (v#se 13), stand ing in the presence of the greatest dignitaries of the Jews'religion, even in the presence of at least two of the very men who had Jesus put to death (verse 6). but they have no fear. They are like the friends of Daniel in the presence of the king of Babylon and see only one thing to do (Dan. iii, 16-18), and are ready to do it. The presence of Jesus is more to them than the presence of any or all of these men, and by Hisgrace they will do right in His sight. 20. "For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard." When Jeremiah was reproached for the Word of God he said hastily that he would speak i no more, but it was a fire in his Ikiih s. he could not keep quiet (Jer. xx, 8, !)) : > it was with these men and with Paul i. John i, 1-3; Acts xxii, 15). If then we can easily keep quiet, the question is, Have we seen in Jesus nothing worth mentioning? If so, how different from that man of (ia dera, who published through the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him (Luke viii, 39). 21. "So when they had further threatened them they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people—for all men glorified God for that which was done." How often the people are ready to believe but are kept back by the rulers. There would be many more believers in a full Gospel today if they were not kept back by the blindness and false teaching of many preachers. As in Jeremiah's day the prophets lied in the name of the Loi d and perverted H is words, so it is now (Jer. xxiii, HI, 21,25, 36). And like those rulers they would fain shut up these who speak the whole truth. 22. "For the man was above forty years old on whom this miracle of healing was shewed." Jesus healed people who had been afflicted twelve, eighteen and thirty eight years (Luke viii, 43; xiii, 16; .John v, 5), but this notable case He left for Peter and John; a handful on purpose for these gleaners In His field (Ruth ii, 16). There is nothing too hard for the Lord (Jer. xxxii, 17), and when we meet a special difficulty let us see in it a great opportunity for God to work and glorify Himself. 23. "And being let go they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them." They knew just where to find their friends, and without hesitation they seek those who were gathered in Jesus' name, and who were perhaps praying for the prisoners. Think of Jesus at' the age of twelve, not found with the other boys, but with the learned men in the temple, and probably asking some wonderful questions (Luke ii, 46). 24. "Aud when they heard that they lifted up their voice to God with one accord and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven and earth and the sea. and all that in them is." They thin': at uni-c of their great and faithful ( aim- to whom Peter in one of his epistles teaches us to commit our souls (I Peter iv, 1!)). Compare Isa. xxxvii. 16; xl, 26; xlii, 5, U, Jer. xxxii, 17. They evidently believed that their God had power to do as He pleased both in Heaven and on earth (Dan. iv, 35). 25. "Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?" Observe that it was David's mouth but not David's words. The words were the words of God. Compare Ex. iv, 12; II Sam. xxiii, 2; Jer. i, 9; John xii, 49, and be foolish enough in the eyes of earth's wise meu to believe in verbal inspiration. 26. "'The kings of the earth stood up and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against his Christ." See iu the third verse of this second psalm from which we are quoting how he that sitteth in the heavens laughs at all man's vain and puny efforts against Him. Compare Isa. viii. 9, 10; xxxvii 33-85; Ex. xiv, 31. When will men learn that all thoughts against God are vain thoughts and must perish? Surely it is very evident "the carnal mind is enmity against God" (Rom. viii, 7). 27. "For of a truth against thy holy child, Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together." There was a fulfillment of pa.-t of Ps. ii in the treatment of Jesus by Jews and Gentiles at His crucifixion. So surely shall verse 6 be fulfilled vyhen Jesus shall sit on David's throne at Jerusalem (Luke i, 32, 33), and verses 8, 9 shall also be fulfilled when He conies in glory, bringing all His saints with Him (Rev. ii, 26, 27). 28. "For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done." "God declares the end from the beginning, aud from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure" (Isa. xlvi, 10). And yet men are free to accept or refuse His gracious invitations of mercy (John v, 40; Luke xiv, 18; John iii, 16). As surely as Christ suffered, so surely shall He reign, but only such as suffer with Him shall reign with Him (II Tim. ii, 12). 29. "And now, Lord, behold their threat-enings, and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word!" It Is the Word of the Lord that shall do the work, for it is the same word that made the heavens (Ps. xxxiii, 6). The Word of God in the power of the Spirit Is the Fire and Hammer that breaks the rock in pieces (Jer. xxiii, 29). As to all threat enin^ words or letters, wehaveonly to say. Ix»d, behold them! Just spread them be fore Him, and let Him see to it (Isa. xxxvii. 14; PS. xxxvii. 5). , 30. "By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus." They remembered his promise concerning signs and wonders in Mark xvi, 17, 18. .-81. "And when they had prayed, the 'place was shaken where they were assembled together: and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness." Ai» immediate an swer to their prayer, as in the case of Daniel and Elijah (Dan. ix, 81; I Kings xviii, 87,88). The topic upon which they spake is given in verse 33, and makes us long to know Him and the power of His resurrection, but it cannot be apart from the fel lowship of His sufferings (Phil, iii, 1Q). Yet tremble not at the thought, for tlje glory Will far exceed the Bufferings (Rom. Till, !8), and where His love leadeth we surely cannot fear tn follow. ^ The 32d annual camp-meeting <Sf"th6 Willimantlc association opened at Willi' mantle Monday night. There has been a steady influx of campers for several weeks, and now the 200 or more cottages on the grbands are occupied. Many new and costly cottages have lately been erected. The meetings will close Monday^ Bakery, &c. JP K. OLIESMAN, (SUCCESSOR TO CHAS. BERBERICH.) DOMESTIC BAKERY. 83 Wain St., ThompgonYille, Conn. Stationery, Etc. T YTBWRITEIIS T*or Rent! tWO INTELLIGENT YOUNG PERSON should be without a practical knowledge of the Typewriter, which may be acquired in a lew weeks at trilling expense. We make a specialty of rentals for this purpose. Dealers in Standa d Remington Typewriters and Supplies. BOWEN & SON, T>nni.i.r 381 Sprinetield, Mass. REPUBLICAN BLOCK. lers, Watch-Makers, Etc. F. E. LADJD. F.S LADD. JEWELERS t For a fine line of Watches, Clocks and Jewelry, do not fail to call at 417 Main St., Springfleld, Mass. Also for a choice line of Sterling Silverware, iu Tea, Coffee, Berry and Orange Spoons; Oyster Forks, Butter Knives, Picks, etc.; also, the famous 'Springfield Souvenir Spoon.' We can save you more than your car fare by dealing with us. S.—F. S. Ladd will be in Thornp- "onville every Tuesday and Friday evenings to receive and deliver any work that may be intrusted to his care. Rag-Carpet Weaving! RAG-CARPET Weaving !—25 cents a yard, at JOHN UllE'S, Garden street. Thompsonville, Conn. E. WOLCOTT KING, General Joliliiug anJ Repair Shop. Special attention given to fine CABINET AND UPHOLSTERY WORK. Room at the Plaining Mill of THE T. PEASE & SONS CO. M. W. IIULLIVAN. J. F. IIUI-LIVAN HUILIVAN BROS., Fire aM Life Insurance Agents. Fire insurance at lowest possible rates. Insurance on household goods a Specialty. Resident agents for Metropolitan Life Insuracce Co., also agents for all principal lines of steamship that cross the Atlantic. Tickets to and from Europe at reduced rates. OFFICE—Room 2,Mansley's block; office hours, 2 to 9 p. m. 0 UR SPECIALS! CHOICE PERFUMES! We carry a Full Line of the piincipal odors. Honest TOOTH POWDEK, as good as any, and only 10 cents a bottle. Our own CONDI riON POWDERS, made from well-tried, highly efficacious formulas Beef, Wine and Iron. Lie big's Beel, Sherry^ Winn, and Citrate of Iron. Elixir Calisayu Bark, the virtues of Peruvian bark as a Tonic are too well known to need comment. Compound Cough Syrup—The old reliable every dose goes right to the spot. Trusses, Supporters, Shoulder Braces, Elastic Hose, etc. EL 1ST. SMITH'S PHARMACY, 93 Main Street, - Thompsonville. Kandy Kitchen "Hello, Hello! Is that you, Wilcox? Have you any of that French Ice-cream of yours ? If you have, send two quarts up to my house. My wife thinks it's the best she ever ate. If she wants more for dinner she can order it herself. She says its luscious." The latest soda drink is Marshmallow Cream; try it, it's fine. Icecream Soda a specialty. All flavors made from the fruit. Try our home-made Root Beer; it is not only a refreshing drink, but it is good for what ails you. It takes the plnce of a spring tonic. All these, and as you know, a great deal more, are to be found at the Kandy Kitchen. R. E. WILCOX* Main St., Thompsonville. TUB Tloiwt Press. Published every Thursday Evening, by THE PARSOSS PRINTING COMPANY. THE THOMPSONVILLK PRESS is an eight column folio weekly, filled with interesting reading—New England, local and general news, and well-selected miscel-any. TERMS: $1.50 a year In advance; six months, 75 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. We do not hold ourselves responsible for any views or opinions expressed in the communications of our correspondents. No notice will be taken of anonymous communications. 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THOMPSONVILLE, CONN., THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1892. NO. 13.
Physicians and Surgeons.
t? F. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN
!i. AND SURGEON.—Residence ana
ollioe No.45 Pearl street, Thompsonville,
Coan . Connected by Telephone—No. of
c:il 1 3. Office hours—8.00 to 9.00 a. m
2 )0 to 3.00, and G.00 to 7.30 p. m.
BH. THORNTON, D.jD. S.,
• Dental Parlors,
VI ansley's Block, - Main street,
Special atteulion given to Crown, Bridge
and Gold Plate Work.
Pure Nitrous Oxide Gas administered for
painless extraction of teeth.
Can be found at his Thompsonville office
(over the Post-office)
MONDAYS & TUESDAYS All Day,
aiiJ SATURDAY Afternoons.
gggp-Pure Nitrous Oxide Gas always on
hand for painless extraction.
Piano-forte, Organ Playing & Harmony,
Address P. O. Box 462,
XRA. r*. ALLBKr,
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.
IjER O I* H. SMJKES,
TIIJiKB ami BEPAIHKIt of
Pianos and Organs
Organs and Melodeons repaired with new bellows-
First-class work guaranteed.
Twelve years of practical experience.
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Dealers in Pianos, Organs, Piano Stools,
Scarfs, Covers, etc., and the
Wilcox <£• White Self-Playing Organs
Instruction Books constantly on hand.
Also, Second-Hand Instruments to sell or
rent. THOMPSONVILLE, CONN.
The Standard Pianos of the World.
A. MOELLER, Agent,
Kroeger Hall, 92 Pearl St., Hartford, Ot.
$gg*»Tuning and repairing of pianos attended
to at short notice. References.
Hair Dressing and4Shaving.
MICHAEL DONLON, HAIR DRESSER
Fred. F. Smith's old stand, under
Thompsonville Hotel, Thompsonville, Ct.
\11 branches of the business done in an
a -tistic manner. Please give me a call.
Undertakers and Directors.
A. R. LBETJE1,
UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER,
45 AND 47 MAIN ST.,
THOMPSONVILLE, . . . CONN.
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opposite the depot, Thompsonville, Conn.
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