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'-A. 'i-. • f t ? * * ' - ' * ^ VOL. XIII. THOMPSONVILLE, CONN., THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1893. NO. 36, \ l-frfttl j|imness Jjjirit*to*2* Physicians and Surgeons. EF. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN • AND SURGEON.—Residence ana office No.45 Pearl street, Thompsonville, Conn. Connected by Telephone—No. of call 3. Office hours—8.00 to 9.00 a. 2 DO to 3.00, and 6.00 to 7.30 p. m. m.; Dentistry. BH. THORNTON, D. D. S., • Dental Parlors, VI ansley's Block, - Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. Special attention 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 Bridge Store) HOBDAYS & TDESEAKS All Day, and SATURDAY Afternoons. ggp* 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. IRA 2P. 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A number of my friends hare alsog ,been^S55», M.DEBTON." § M8I)ovw8fc^^,Masfc?aK Daflt Sortaparillabo./lif Hut, Main*. MORNING. We never should rejoice at the morning, Were it not for the darksome night; We never should escape the darkness, Were it not for the morning light. So the heart that is bowed with sorrow, Sees nought but darkness and night, Till God opens the eastern windows, And lets in the morning light. He points us onward and upward, Where all sorrows are left behind, Where those who have great tribulation A happy relief can find. Sometimes •bright glimpses are given Of the beautiful world above; The curtain is sometimes lifted, Revealiug God's infinite love. So the darkness does not overwhelm us The shadows pass with the night; For beyond at the end of the journey The darkness is merged into light. The invisible presence is with us, The faltering steps to attend, Which will never leave nor forsake us, Till we reach our journey's end. So while we rejoice at the morning, Let us also rejoice at the night; For we never should see half its beauty, Save as darkness is succeeded by light. the A SPLENDID FAE0E. Pop! pop! pop! "Oh!" shouted the children, "what glorious ones they are;" and they crowded closer about Uncle Josh. This dignified personage sat before blazing wood fire in the kitchen, (we were Maine folks, reader) holding one of those square, sieve-like boxes with a long handle, known—I think only to Yankeedom proper—by tbe atrocious but significant name of "corn poppers!" "Give me that big one," shouted Maggie, the pet. "That's the king of them all." . « Uncle Josh smiled and handed her the kernel. " 'Tain't so awful good, is it, sis?" he asked a moment after. "Why, it wasn't sweet a bit. There was no taste to it," whimpered the pet. "'Xactly, sis; 'cause it wasjes'completely turned inside out—all 'pop' and no sweet. Not half so good as this little dried up lookin' feller, That's the way of the world, Mnggie. There's a good many folks like this kernel—so much on the outside there's nothing left for hum. All •pop' and no sweet—eh, Nelly? What are you laughing at?" as involuntarily I smiled at his quaint philosophy. "True, ain't it? That reminds me. Here's a letter I got at the office for you to-day. moment before opening it; for "the airy, delicate handwriting carried me back through the lights and shades of two years to my boarding school days and Judith May. We were sworn friends, Judith and I, on the principle that "ex-J tremes meet," I suppose, for I was grave, studious and plain; she thoughtless, madly merry and undoubtedly intended some time to be a belle; some time, I say, because, though possessing all the elements of beauty, she was a boarding school girl; and, as such, wore tumbled collars, wasn't particular about her hair and hands, and had a very bread and butter expression. It had been a joyful day for her when she finally left school, for she hated its restraints; but our parting would have done for a "sensation romance," and our farewell was a solemn promise to officiate as bridesmaid for each other. Her letter claimed my promise. It was short and characteristic: DEAR NELLY—I haven't written to you before, because I had nothing to say, and hated to bother you and myself with platitudes ; and, even now, I am going to be stupid, since I have nothing more original to say than that I am about to be married. I will tell you all about him now,and then you must never mention his name to me, as I hate to be bored. He is Frederick Lacy, son of the wealthy P. B. Lacy, and has a tremendous mustache, and a tailor who does very well by him. That is all, positively. Come as soon as possible. Yours, JUDITH I should as soon have dreamed of going on a pilgrimage to Mecca, as not complying with her invitation, or, rather, command, but the starting of the electric light was not attended by more difficulties than mine, and the "come as soon as possible" proved to be a full two weeks. We were plain people, and I don't own a Saratoga trunk, or its contents; and the consequence was that a"committee of ways and means" (composed of Miss King, the dressmaker, my mother and myself) sat daily iu the kitchen, debating whether the blue merino would make over into a morning press, and if my purple silk couldn't be turned, and have a nefr waist and sleeves, etc. Formidable'.Consultations, at which I yawned most drearily, and the products of which only filled the moderate sized trunk that was set down with me, one morning, at the door of No. — Twenty-third street, Judiths very handsome residence. t , The sleek waiter, taking an inventory of my dusty dress, "Didn't think Miss May was at home;" but that young lady, who had hearcl my voice in the hall, set* tied the question by flying down the stairs ; and fwlth an "Oh, you darling!" drawing me rapturously into the parlor, where she stunned me with questions and kisses. The excitement over, however, she subsided into a listless, yawning manner, which seemed to be habitual to her, and I had time tp examine her.- .< r* - > She W4S, jypiciee^, beaatlltil. Sriiirii.ftnd plump, with shining hair, lovely hands, and such eyes and cheeks. She had, besides, an ease of manner, and a small-talk "pow?r" only attainable by a first-rate belle^atid which drew large drafts on my of organ j$f, veneration, till I discovered— " well, never mind just now, only 1 thought of Uncle Josh on the "corn law." Bat her chief charm was gone forever, her a citadel, from which I was excluded, and she wouldn't allow any but masks of people who—as some one says—like pota-thought to parade on the walls. I knew that there was a secret hidden somewhere, and I planned all sortg of ambuscades,and always the sparkle in her dark ey6s told that she understood, and had foiled me So I calmed down. "I can wait," said 1 to myself; she is only a woman, and if I keep still the secret will out in spite of her." Meanwhile, I did my best to find out why that very handsome young Eugene Apgar haunted the house as persistently as dear, good, stupid Mr. Lacy himself, though she would scarcely vouchsafe him a civil word or glance. So the time passed on. The appointed day drew near, and she had been showing me all the glory of her trousseau,descanting on it with more than a milliner's eloquence till exhausted, and silence reigned by mutual comment. It was twilight, and something more, for I could only see by the red firelight, as I leaned back, enjoying the luxurious stillness, the gleam of the diamond engagement ring on her little hand, as it fluttered like an uneasy young dove in her lap. The subdued hum of the busy outside world, the scarce heard bustle of the house below, and the steady ticking of a Louis Quatorze—that might have beeD the good old "eight-day" clock at home —formed a chain, along which I had glided gently back to my dear country, when— "Shall I tell you what it is?" she asked, suddenly. "It—what—tell me—?" and I woke up and came back to New York. "The secret!" she answered, mischievously, "that you have been Ashing for so long. Better take me in the humor. I may never feel so like it again." "Go on. I'm ready for any disclosure." She drew her chair up by mine, laid her head on my shoulder in the old school-girl fashion, and commenced. "Once upon a time—for this is a fairy story, understand, Nelly, and you are to remember it as such—once upon a time, I was guilty of high social misdemeanor. My father was dead—you know,of course, that the 'present gentlemau' is my mother's second husband—and my mother was poor. It followed, as a consequence, that I was poor too. At school the girls were never done sneering at my. patched cloak and my pride, and some of the boys followed their example; but Eugene Apgar. who was'(you needn't start) also a schoolmate of mine, was never among them. The fact is, we were in all the agonies of a'first love;' a disease which requires, mending and lectures to eradicate it tbe remedy not being vigorously apj i^my^caie, ! was very^much in jg * deed, till one atternoon—as faie enter my protest against that class of toes, can only boast of what is underground. Just at present I feel like a small edition of the 'Revolution.' " "I think you are to act as Miss May's bridemaid?" he remarked, not very pertinently, I thought. "Yes; I promised years ago, or—" I stopped myself. "Do you approve of the match?" he went on. "Yes, with all my heart," I said, warmly. "They are worthy of one another." He smiled. "How excitable you are! You are not much in the mood of a father confessor, and yet I shall obey the impulse that brought me here to-night in spite of it. I want to confess—" "No, no," I interrupted hurriedly. "I know all. You fancied the gay tints of a soap bubble for awhile and found that, after all, it was only a bubble." "Th'at may be," he answered, gravely; "but did the one who told you so much whisper also that of late I have found a pure, pale violet that I long—and yet do not dare—to pluck, and wear in my breast?" I sat thunderstruck into silence. There was no mistaking his meaning; and I began, too, to understand Judith's sudden fit of candor. What I answered, when I did at length find voice, is of no manner of consequence, as I did not confide it even to Judith, who strove in vain to penetrate my secret. At the appointed time I figured in the splendid farce that took place in one of the uptown churches, thinking all the time of Uncle Josh's "all pop and no sweet;" but, at my wedding, which followed not long after, I am sorry to sijate that we were not graced by Mrs. Lacy's presence. || Judge Waxem's Proverbs. il |T he godess of liberty haint the faintest idee what sort ov things is done in her name. | A man that has got the pull to elect a United States senator don't have to know the difference between a tariff and a tur-uip. | Sometimes grate statesmen grows on mity slender stems. Monfey is mity handy to hav when you yant to persuade a man how to vote rite. ! A politishan that'll sell out his party kin be bought back agin. a-nrsnove; araease wu.ou %?haTe are men in this C0UDtry that you know, a strict course of stocking Wm sling mdd at the Amerikin eagle ef fer offis. ie wind kin blow right thru a polli-fgffs promise. [ost men hav rite goo$ meibbrlis IW have it—I went to call on Eugene's sister (I was very fond of her, of course) and coming quietly up the walk, saw Eugene sitting by a very pretty young girl on thp door-step. I instantly recollected that , , ,. . . ... bers of the ferm out ov polliticks he had told me his cousin was visiting ______— jiames and faces till they git into offis., State and nashanal legislaters has been knode to make laws to order. there; and I was stopped short by hearing her say: " 'Who—in the name of all that's odd— was that girl I met with you to-day, the one in her grandmother's bonnet?' " 'I suppose you mean Judith May,' answered Eugene. 'She is a very good little girl, I assure you.' " 'Oh! I am sure of that already. The virtues are always patched, and she has one as large as a dollar on her frock. There, now, I've made you angry! Are you really so much in love with her? What news it will be to the Marston girls, though. I shall write them that you have surrendered at last to the Belle of the Patch.' " 'What nonsense you are talking!' he answered, half angrily. 'Why, I am only a boy, yet; and, if yon will excuse me, I must say that I think it is quite ridiculous to speak to me about a little girl whom I am civil to because she is poor and friendless.' "You see I remember the very words, Nellie," continued Judith, who had paused a moment. "They burned themselves on my memory; and from that hour I never spoke to Eugene Apgar, taking no notice of all his entreaties to know the cause of my . anger. Shortly after that we came here, where my mother married again.and my fortunes assumed a very different aspect; and I had quite forgotten Eugene, when I chanced to meet him one evening at Victoria La Roque's. I had on that lovely Marguerite silk of mine, with my hair rolled back, and I could see at once that he was fascinated. He started on hearing my name; and in a few moments was back again to our sohooldays, where he seemed to be fond of lingering. Of course, you can guess the rest. He proposed— bow could he help it—and I refused, though I own I was as much in love with him as ever, and accepted Mr. Lacy next day." "And is it possibleV I asked in surprise, "that a few inconsistent words—' "That is not all," she interrupted. "I believe that I could have forgiven him but his father was once a grocer, course, it wasn't to be thought "of." So here was the secret. I had failed to it because I had fished in too deep Here I was stuck fast in the mud slime of the shallow nature of this flimsy, tinsel thing, whom I had once fancied ,a noblfe woman, I It Was fortunate just then John came to tell us that Lacy and Apgar were below, or I have spoken out and never had the do that; Of i find water. and that Mr. might honor Apgar, polite Mr at Apgar. - -/rik What are you thinking of ?" he asked^ last.:: "You look very despejrate.f|^a "I »m meditating a new declaration 01 L5j»Sr.-£. •"; wilfc Mammon has crowded the other mem- LITEBABY AND FASHION NOTES. Next to the article on Mexico, the feature of the January REVIEW OF REVIEWS that will deserve to attract the most attention affords another instance of the remarkable enterprise of the REVIEW. It is an article by a bright young American lady, who was married to a Frenchman and lives in Paris. She offered herself to Drs. Pasteur and Haffkine as the first woman who dared to submit to the experiment of being inoculated by the new method at tbe Pasteur institute for Asiatic cholera. She has written of her experience and of the wonderful new cholera preventive; and her article is so recent that it was not received in New York until late in December. It is one which will be read and talked of everywhere. The January number of the AMERICAN QUEEN contains a short but interesting article on "Life in Norway," by Prof. Olans Dahl of Yale university. An inter view with Miss Kate Marsden,the English nurse who has dedicated her life to the improvement of the lot of lepers, and another Interview with Thomas Hardy, the novelist of the day; also other bright articles and stories. A cut paper pattern is always given away with the QUEEN. Price 10 cents; $1 per year. For sale by all newsdealers. Christine Nilsson, the famous songstress. who now lives in a palatial house in Paris, has prepared for publication a careful and explicit article of suggestions on the voice, which the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL will shortly print under the title "The Study of the Voice." A pretty walking costume is a pleasing picture, but a beautiful ball dress is a poem. Never before has a winter season presented a wider range of fascinating styles than are witnessed this year. The taste for historical costumes is increasing as we go on, and indeed dressmaking, at the present time, absolutely requires some knowledge of the costumes of the past. Such knowledge is especially needed in ball dresses, as the latter more closely re semblo their historical models. It is also in evening receptions that one sees those revived styles, such as the Henri II, the Regence, the 1846, etc., which do not appear on the street in their pristine garb. In order to find one's way in this labyrinth of old and new fashions one has only to consult the McDowell Fashion Magazines, published at 4' West 14th street, New York city. They furnish every needed information in a most practical manner. If you cannot get these journals from your newsdealers send to the publishers direct, ; ||g The JafiuAry number 'of the New England Magazine has an interesting ... r- — illustrated sketch of Miss Amelia B. »r of officiating as bridemaid to Miss Edwar(j9> which is followed by a story '• As " *a8» I smoothed Bay ruffled by her when a girl. Alice Moses _ — — „ _ E a r l e c o n t r i b u t e s a n a r t i c l e o n t h e o l d whom I had always found very :jipl8COpal Church at Wickford, R. I. Before long, we had wandered off Perhap9 the mo8t notable articles are — conservatory—leaving the lovers ..jaroeg parton," by Julius H. Ward, and themselves—where I stood looking out ltThe Home in the Tenement House," by the window at nothing, forgetfiil.of Lucia True Ames. H—el en C~ amp•b e•l*l 'con? tributes the first chapters of a story entitled,' "John Ballantyne American," and Albert 8cott Cox writes of the "Ancient fluryipg Grounds of Boston." There are other . features which give variety to the """"""'S •-''' y''" ^^ ^ ^ ENCOURAGEMENTS. LESSON III, FIRST QUARTER, INTERNATIONAL SERIES, JAN. 15. Text of the Lesson, Hag. ii, 1-9—Memory Verses, 8. 9—Golden Text, Ps. exxvil, 1—Commentary by the Rev. D. M. Stearns. The prophecies of Hnggai and Zechariah should be read in connection with the historical books of Ezra and Neliemiah, for these prophets were specially commissioned to encourage the people to rebuild the temple and the city. After the foundation of the temple was laid, as we learned in last lesson, enemies hindered the work, and it ceased until the second year of Darius, where our present lesson begins (Ez. iv, 24). 1. "In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet." Haggai, like every true prophet, was simply the Lord's messenger with the Lord's message (verse 13). 2. "Thus speaketh the Lord of Hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come—the time that the Lord's house should be built." "J'lis phrase "speaketh or saith the Lord of liosts" is found thirteen times in this short prophecy and "saith the Lord" is found seven times, while the name "Lord" in capitals (which is always Jehovah) is found altogether in the thirty-eight verses of this prophecy at least thirty-four times. So we are not to see Haggai, whos6 name is mentioned but nine times (and that is an unusual number for so short a prophecy), but only Jehovah, and Haggai as His spokesman. Notice that the Lord observes what people say, and also what they think (Ezek. xl, 5; xxxiii, 30; Jer. xi, 18,19). 3. "Then came the Word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying," The words of the people were wrong words; they indicated a lack of sympathy with God in His purposes. The House of the Lord now being built is the church, which^is His body (Heb. iii, 6; I Pet. ii, 5; I COT. iii, 9; Eph. ii, 19-22), and there is as much indifference to it on the part of the Lord's people as there was to the temple in the days of Haggai. The Word of the Lord was sent to correct the people and bring them into sympathy with God and His purposes. See Isa. viii, 20, R. V. margin. 4. "IsJt time for you, O ye. to dwell in your ceiled houses, and this house lie waste?" They were neglecting the temple, the house of Jehovah, and attending to their own houses. The church is a spiritual building to be gathered out of all nations and presented to Christ as His Bride in order that He may return with her to establish His Kingdom on earth and fill the earth with His glory; but the Lord might well say to the various denominations, which make up the visible church: "Is it time for you to be so occupied with your own little company instead of working earnestly to complete my body?" "Is it time for you to be spending hundreds of thousands of dollars upon church buildings instead of sending the Gospel to the heathen?" 5. "Now therefore, thus saith the Lord of hosts, Consider your ways." Because of the neglected condition of His house He would have them stop and consider. He would have them look at things from His standpoint—like Jeremiah when he said, "Is it nothing to-you all ye that pass by? A WONDERFUL TALE. An Almost Unparalleled Case of Suffering. 1 Published every Thursday Evening, by THE PARSONS PRINTING COMPANY. Extricated from a Pit of .abject Dart-uess aM Despair. Emerged Again into the Sunlight, Saved. Btshold mid bW if there be any sonrow4ike unto my sorrow which is done unto me, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of His fierce anger" (Lam. i, 12). When we think of Jesus waiting and longing for the completion of His church, that He may come again for the conversion of His people Israel and of the world, may we not hear Him saying, "Is it nothing to you?" "Consider your ways," and see that as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways than your ways (Isa. lv, 9). 6. "Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough." Count the sevenfold disappointment in this and the ninth verse, and compare Isa. lv, 2, "Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread and your labor for that which satisfieth not?" Men labor in vain and spend their strength for naught (Isa. xlix, 4) when they are out of harmony with God; but when God is working in us, though it may sometimes seem that our labor is in vain, it is never really so. His word may not accomplish what we please, but it will accomplish what He pleases (Isa. lv, 11), and our work is not in vain in the Lord (I Cor. xv, 58). Wages in a bag with holes make us think of the treasures on earth which the Saviour contrasted with the treasure in heaven (Luke xii, 33). 7. "Thus saith the Lord of Hosts, Consider your ways." The Holy Spirit never repeats needlessly. The fifth verse was in connection with the desolation and neglect of the Lord's house, but this is in connection with their own desolation or fruitless toil. In this and the next verse, with verses 4 and 5 of the next chapter, there is an interesting sevenfold command (Consider. Go up. Bring wood. Build the house. Be strong. Work. Fear not) each part of which we may well take to ourselves in reference to our part in completing the church. There will be nothing but failure in our lives as long as we neglect the Lord's work, and even though one should amass the wealth of Babylon, in one hour it shall come to naught (Rev. xviii, 17). 8. "Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house, and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the Lord." We have nothing, to do with difficulties, either real or apparent. It is ours to obey; results are with God. His pleasure and His glory are everything. Even Christ pleased not Himself, and one of His last joyful testimonies was, "I have glorified thee on the earth" (Rom. xv, 3; John xvii, 4). Let us take as our daily mottoes, "For Thy Pleasure," "For Jesus' Sake," "Glorify God" (Rev. iv, 11; II Cor. iv, 11; I Cor. vi, 20), and live to build the house. 9. "Why? saith the Lord of Hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man into his own house." If we seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness we have the promise that all else will be added (Math, vi, 33); whereas if we seek first our own interests there is the probability that whatever we may accumulate, God will bloW it away or suddenly take us away fronfc-lfc; Sv . r • This seems a strange -place to close the lesson. I trust teachers will go on to consider the threefold assurance of i, 13; ii, 4, 6,-8, concerning F's presence, His Spirit and His wealth. Note also the thrice "Be strong" of chapter ii, 4, and compare Josh. 1 6-9; II Chron. xxxii, 7, 8; xv, 7; but be warned by II Chron. xxvi, 15, 17. Fail not to note the great shaking of chapter ii, 6, 7, and compare Heb. xii, 25-29; x, 35-87. Ere that great shaking comes the church will , be gathered in out of the storm, and the ielect remnant of Israel will also be safely hidden (Ps. 1, l-S; Isa. xxvi, l»-21: Luke JEX^ 86; Rev. iii, 10). Then will all thrones against Christ be destroyed and He shall reign forever. Hjg" —-——*- BOCKLBN'S ARNICA SALVE.—The best Salve in the world for cuts, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains, corns, and all skin eruptions, and positively cures piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money re- The best writers during all ages have with eloquent pens, depicted the awful mental suffering of hopelessness and darkest despair. Dante, DeQuincy and others painted in never-to-be-forgotten shades of sombre blackness the mind utterly devoid of hope, wretched with lost courage, despondent, disheartened. But in real life we have never heard a more heartfelt tale of suffering, mental and physical, than that told us by a most estimable lady, Mrs. J. P. Swift, who lives at 2789 Washington street, Boston, Mass.: " Four years ago," she said, " I was in a position of complete physical and nervous prostration, had but little appetite, severe indigestion, stomach distended with gas, constipation, palpitation of the heart, sleeplessness, pain in back of the neck and base of the brain, and was so narvous and despondent that life was a burden. " As a result of this condition, other weaknesses peculiar to my sex, fell upon me, until I was utterly wretched. " After much medical treatment and constant failure, I was induced to try Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy. It was in a faint-hearted way and with little hope, but I soon began to sleep better, my digestion improved, the pain in the head became less severe and I gradually gained strength until I felt as if I hud been extricated from a pit of abject darkDess and despair and emerged into the sun-light! " Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy saved me! Very many of my friends to whom I have recommended the remedy, can attest to similar results in their own cases. " It is truly a wonderful medicine and might well be called the ' Woman's Friend.' " It is a fact that the sick are despairing. How many thousands of sufferers there are who, from repeated failures to find relief, lack courage, become despondent and almost lose all hope of ever getting anything to cure them ! And yet if they will use this remarkable medicine, which is purely vegetable and harmless and can be procured at any druggist's, how soon will their gloom and despair be turned to hope and joy! Mrs. Swift has recommended it to a great many of her friends who have been cured, and it will cure you if you will use it. It is by no means a simple patent medicine but is the marvelous discovery of a specialist eminent in the treatment of nervous and chronic diseases,Dr. Greene, of 35 West 14th street. New York. The doctor also gives to all the privilege of consulting him free of charge, and any who desire can call upon him or write him a description of the case. THB 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, 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 responsib' a for any views or opinions expressed in the communications of onr correspondents. 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. t?RANKLlk TYPEWRITER. , P | The writing is always in THE | sight; alignment is perfect; BEST I easily operated. Durable, BECAUSE f yet light and portable. Ful- J ly warranted. It has 400 parts less than any other keyed machine. A first-class Typewriter and yet costs but $60. Address MILLER & CO., Springfield, Mass. Insurance. ^riLLIS GOWDY, FIRE INSUR'CE AGENT LOSSES PROMPTLY ADJUSTED. CX.AIMS PROMPTLY PAID. LOWEST POSSIBLE RATES. Office] at THE THOMPSONYILLE TRUST CO. Thompsonville, [Conn. Printers and Publishers. THE PARSONS PRINTING COM pany, Steam-Power Printers, and Publishers of THE THOMPSON VILLE PRESS, near the post-office, Thompsonville, Conn. Railroads. N EW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD. JANUARY 5, 1893. Trains leave Springfield,GoingSouth,for NEW YORK—Express trains at 2.20, 7.50,11.45 a. m.; and 1.4o, 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 11.50a..m; 2.45, 4.80, 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.?9 p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—6.01, 7.1-8, 9.48 a. m.; 12.09, 3.03, 4.48, 6.59, 8.48 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—6.06, 7.23, 9.63 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, 7.46, 10.15 a. m.; 12.37, 3.01, 3.30, 5.17, 7.25, 9.16 p. m. Trains leave Hartford, Going North j for SPRINGFIELD, Boston, Albany, Northampton, Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, Montreal, and all points on the Connecticut River line—Express trains at 2.35 a. m. (daily) and 11.18 a.m. (local express); 12.05,2.05, 2.36 and 6.60 p. m. (daily); accommodation trains at 5.55, 8.04 and™.26 a. m.; 1.30,3.65*, 4.40,6.20, 9.35 and 11.26 p. m. WINDSOR—6.10, 8.18, 9.40, 11.80 a." m 1.44, 4.10*, 4.53, 6.85, 9.48, 11.39 p.m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.21,8.29,9.62,11.40am; 1.56, 4.21*, 6.07,6.46,9.69,11.62 p.m. WAREHOUSE POINT—6.26, 8.84, 9.66 a.m.; I.59, 5.12, 6.51, 10.04, 11.58 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—-12.03, 6.81, 8.89, 10.02 a. m.; 2.04, 5.17, 6.65, 10.08, p. m, THOMPSONVILLE—12.08, 6.86, 8.44,10.07, II.51 a. m.; 2.09, 6.22, 7.00. 10.18, LONGBIKADOW—12.16, 6.44, 8.52, 10.16 a. til.: 2.18, 6.80, 7.08, 10.21 p. m. •Suffleld trainPS -—SUFFIELD BRANCH.—-Ill' SUFFIBLD TO WlNDSOK LOCKS—7.10 9.80 a. m.; 1.30, 2.35,4.45, 6.10 p.m. WINDSOR LOCKS TO SOTWELD—-8.16, 10.04 a.m.; 1.66, 4.22,5.08, 6.48 p.m. RATES OF ADVEI-TISING. 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 advertising per inch, one week, 75 cents. Each subsequent insertion, 50 cents. Special rates to large advertisers made known on application. Transient advertisements to be paid in advance. Births, Marriages, and Deaths inserted free. Obituary notices, 5 cents a line. THE THOMPSONVILLE PRESS will be for sale at John Hunter's, and by news boys, every Thursday evening. Copies folded ready for mailing can also be had at Hunter's or at this office. AT HAZARDVILLE, at the store of Wm. A. Smith. FIRE INSURANCE! If THE D.&H.K.BRAINARD Agency. This agency combines four of the old and reliable companies heretofore represented by the late FREDERICK E. ELY, with those excellent companies of the agency of David Brainard. •Mssets Over $30,000,000. Among the companies represented are the £tna. Phoenix, Hartford, Firemen's Fund, Springfield Fire and Marine. North Bi iti«h of London. Sun of London. Franklin of Philadelphia. American of Philadelphia. • American of Ronton. Hartford Co. Mutual. Middlesex New London Co. " And Others. The prompt and very satisfactory settlements of all losses heretofore occurring under the David Brainard agency is a sure guarantee that the interest of the assured will always be protected as well as that of the iusurance company. While the business will be under the careful supervision of David Brainard, the main office will be at H. K. Brainard's large Agricultural Warehouse. Inquiries by mail will be cheerfully and promptly attended to. D. & H. K. BRAINARD INSURANCE AGENCY, THOMPSONVILLE, CONN. 1893. We enter upon the New Year with a splendid line of Groceries and fine brand of "Ideal" Flour. Two pounds best English Walnuts for 25c. Oranges, Malaga Grapes, Figs, Dates, etc. Candles, all sizes. Raisins in great variety, Sultana Seedless, Fancy Table Clusters, London Layers, Loose Muscatels, Onduras, etc. Also, Cl'd Currants,Citron, Lemon,Orange Peel. For seasoning We have Sage, Thyme, Marjoram, Savory and Poultry Dressing. Cheese, plain and sage. Buckwheat, plain and prepared. Buy " IDEAL FLOUR," it is the best. S Main Street, Thompsonville - i fm II * % Bent's Old Stand. Large Assortment—Lowest Prices. / Now is the time to get sleighs re^edred and painted. •iSii funded, sale at Priee, 25 cents per box. j . Foir as store Carl HE." Miller'sp Carriate ail Sleigh Kanafactorr, ill; -v 'w . . . . . r guoceMorto€.Da&dJ.A.Beat. * Thdmpnqpfm*, Op»n^| ||
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VOL. XIII. THOMPSONVILLE, CONN., THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1893. NO. 36,
l-frfttl j|imness Jjjirit*to*2*
Physicians and Surgeons.
EF. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN
• AND SURGEON.—Residence ana
office No.45 Pearl street, Thompsonville,
Conn. Connected by Telephone—No. of
call 3. Office hours—8.00 to 9.00 a.
2 DO to 3.00, and 6.00 to 7.30 p. m.
BH. THORNTON, D. D. S.,
• Dental Parlors,
VI ansley's Block, - Main street,
Special attention 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 Bridge Store)
HOBDAYS & TDESEAKS All Day,
and SATURDAY Afternoons.
ggp* Pure Nitrous Oxide Gas always on
hand for painless extraction.
—TEACHER OF— Piano-forte, Organ Playing & Harmony.
Address P. O. Box 462,
IRA 2P. AXjIJEW,
Teaoher of Ik/I-usio,
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.
F. A. LAWTON.
TEACHER OF MUSIC AND ORGAN.
P. O. Box 630.
JLEROY' H. SWES,
TUKEIt and BEPAIREB of
Pianos and. Organs
Organs and Melodeons repaired with new bellows
First-class work guaranteed.
Thirteen years of praotical experience,
yy Agent for Columbia and Hartford Cycles.
Dealers in Pianos, Organs, Piano Stools,
Scarfs, Covers, etc., and the
Wilcox & White Self-Flaying Organs
Instruction Books constantly on hand.
Also, Second-Hand Instruments to sell or
rent. THOMPSONVILLE, CONN.
KROEGER & SONS' PIANOS.
The Standard Pianos of the World.
A. MOELLER, Agent,
Kroeger Hall) 92 Pearl St., Hartford, Ot.
ggp-Tuning and repairing of pianos attended
to at short notice. References.
Hair Dressing and Shaving.
MICHAEL DONLON, HAIR DRESSER.
Fred. F. Smith's old stand, under
Thompsonville Hotel, Thompsonville, Ct.
Ill branches of the business done in an
artistic manner. Please give me a call.
Undertakers and Directors.
A. H. LEETE,
UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER,
45 AND 47 MAIN ST.,
THOMPSONVILLE, . . . CONN.
ggg** Telephone connections direct with
Funeral Director and Embalmer.
Prompt, careful and personal attention
given to Undertaking in all
5 No. Main St., - Tliompsonville, Conn.
CHARLES E.PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer
in Wood and Coal. Wood a specialty—
Chips for sale. Moving and heavy
teaming done on reasonable terms.
M.J. LIBERTY. Proprietor.
Plans and estimates furnished for every
description of Monumental Work and Me-
Work, in Marble, Granite and
|p|^| Brown Stone. Work in cemeteries dupli-fes'silrj
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.
We are prepared to tiff flitii'cldss iioork
at less cost than can be furnished by
Vermont, Massachusetts or Connecticut
• Favor us with your orders and save
paying fancy prices to agents. We cdn
give first-class references* and back np what
we advertise. tS
XarbleWorks, Pearl St., Thompsourille.
mi r fesJ ^
A cream of tartar baking powder.
Highest of all in leavening strength.
—Latest U- S. Gov. Food Jteport.
Royal Baking Powder Co., 106 Wall St., N. Y.
rpHE R. D. & ROBT. E. SPENCER CO.,
R. 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 ID. ft
Banking and Financial.
JpiVE J)ER QENT. JGONDS.
DUE JULY 1909.
Interest January and July, payable in
The earnings of the company are sufficient
after payiug operating expenses and
interest charges to leave a net surplus of
about $50,000. Price 98>£ and interest.
Particulars or copy of our engineer's
report or attorney's opinion furnished
TOTOODBURY «*s 3VEOULTON,
SprlDgfield, Mass. Portland, Me.
415 MAIN ST., SPRINGFIELD, MASS.
Jrlot or Oold.
Our Hot Soda is heated
frfsli for eacli and every
customer, thereby protecting
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