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LAWRENCE, co ""Jan be found at his Thompsonville office (over Bridge Store) MONDAYS & T0ESDA1S All Day, and SATURDAY Afternoons. $ggp» Pure Nitrous Oxide Gas always on hand for painless extraction. Music, Etc. 1>KVSLOW KLN<*, —TBACHKK OF— Piano-forte, Organ Playing & Harmony. Address P O. Box 4«2, Th<»<np«'»uville. Conn. X t l/V lr*. AX T »K3XT, Teaoher of Ivl-usic, 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 mer- , :handise of every description on hand, or obtained at short notice. JP A. LAWTON. TEACHER OF MUSIC AND ORGAN. P. O. Box 030. Thompsonville, Conn. JLEROY' MM. SMJKES, TUNER and BEPAIBER of Pianos and Organs SUKFIELI), CONN. Organs and Melodeous repaired \\ it h new bellows First-class work guaranteed. Good references. Thirteen years of practical experience. - AS~ Agent for Columbia and llartford Oyclcs. T. p>. ABBE ds sow, Dealers in Pianos, Organs, Piano Stools, Scarfs, Covers, etc., and the iriZcoa: it Tl hite Self-l layhuj Organs Instruction Books coustantly on hand. Also, Second-liand Instruments to sell or rent. THOMPSONVILLE, CONN. KROE&IR & SOUS' PIAHOS. The Standard Pianos of theWorld. A. MOELLER, Agent, Kroeger Hall, 92 Pearl St., Hartford, Ot. $Qp*Tuning and repairing of pianos attended to at short notice. References. Hair Dressing and Sharing. MICHAEL DONLON, HAIK DRKSSER. Fred. F. Smith's old stand, under Thompsonville Hotel, Thompsonville, Ct. Vll branches of the business done in an irtistic manner. Please give me a call. Undertakers and Directors. A.. Ft. LEETE. UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER, 45 AND 47 MAIN ST., ^ THOMPSONVILLE, . CONN. 9ggr°" Telephone connections direct with «tore. WILLIAM MULLIGAN, Funeral Director and Embalmer. Prompt, careful and personal attention given to Undertaking in all its branches. 5 No. Main St., - 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 Thompsonville. Conn. THOMPSONVILLE Jflrmumenlal SStorks LIBERTY, Proprietor. You Can Save Money by ordering any work now to be placed in position in the Spring or Sum-mer. We have a large slock of first-class Monuments and Tablets;; fi^Weenf .;:?S iVi: annoy prospective patrons by un- .. . . . . . . . .- no • - • • ;::r andI JpKe2r10sIi0sVtVeUnVt •y-ri': POWDER Absolutely Pure* "A Cream of Tartar Baking Powder. Highest of all in leavening strength."—Latest U. S, 6'or. Food Report. Royal Baking Powder Co., I - 100 Wall St.. New York, f Banking and Financial. rpiIE R. D. & ROBT. E. SPENCER CO., BANKERS. CAPITAL $».000. R. D, SPENCER, Manager. ROBT. E. SPENCER, Cashier. OKFICK Hums. 0.80 a. m. to 12.00 m.; 1.30 to 3.30 p. jn. A GE.NKUAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTKD. INTKHKST ALI.OWKP ON DKPOSITS THE R D. & ROBT E. SPENCER GO. Thompsonville. Conn. Merchant Tailor. JOHN KOLLG, CUSTOM TAILOR. THE NEW STYLES OF SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS ARE NOW READY FOR INSPECTION. Goods made to order in tlie best possible manner ; also Clotlies Cleaned and Repaired. Mrs. Simpson's Block, Thompsonville, Conn. Hotels. H OTEL IRWIN, 90 Pearl Street, Hartford, Conn. MRS. WM. ELLIOTT, Proprietor. Printers and Publishers. THE PARSONS PRINTING COM^ pany, Steam-Power Printers, and Publishers of THE THOMPSONVILLE PRESS, near the post-office, Thompsonville, Conn. THE PRESTON MANUF'G CO. Factory, 303 High St., Hojyoke, Boss. Manufacturers of Custom-Made Shirts, Underwear, etc. Fine White Shirts a specialty. Also, dealers in Collars, CufTi, Underwear, Hosiery, etc. Orders can be left with Mr. A. H. CROSS LEY, Windsor street, this village, who will be in town each evening. Hanging, Whitewashing, Plaster-ceilings Repaired, Chairs Caned and Mended, and all kinds of Tinware repaired : also Tin-Roofing, Shingling and Painting. Address J. N. STAY, Thompsonville, Ct. P. O. box 49. We want more AGENTS at home or to travel. Salary or commission. Cash advanced for expenses. Good territory for those who apply early. Write for terms. R. G. CHASE & CO. 23 Pemberton Sq., Boston, Mass. W. L. Benton & Co. Pure and Delicious Hot Chocolate, Coffee and Beef Tea. Toilet Soaps, and Articles in great Fine Perfumery, Fancy Toilet variety. Absolutely Pure Brandy, Wines and Liquors for medicinal purposes. Physicians Prescriptions accurately compounded from Purest Drugs, Prescription Department under charge of Mr, P. J. Cavanaugh, prescription clerk for the past seven years at the Allyn House Drug-Store, Hartford. ITHE KIND THAT CURES! MISS^ERTIB 8. BOWLES, '0 YEARSlF AG0E.I FIVE Remedies and :: :: E0TJB Physicians Failed. :: DANA'S CURED ME."j DANA' SABSAPA MARCH. Oh. March is a tricky fellow— A tricky, troublesome sprite; He will be as mild as a lamb by day And fierce as a lion by night. He rushes about with a clatter and bang And makes the echoes ring, And lays his mouth to the doors of the flowers, And roars, -'Come out! I am Spring!" But the flowers they know better; They smile and wink in the dark, And nudge each other and whisper low; "He is trying to cheat us. Hark! How he shakos the ground with his heavy tread And croaks as he tries to sing. We know better, don't we, dears, The voice of the real Spring? "We know April's lulling music, Mild as the wood dove's catches, And the sound of her dainty flnger-tips Fumbling upon our latches. And May—the dear, delicious May— When we hear her laughter. Quickly we jump and out we troop In gay procession after. "But this obstreperous fellow, This noisy, mischievous thing. Need not think he is going to take ns in By leaving Ills card as 'Spring,' Lie down again, violets, darlings, And crocuses, you keep quiet; Spring may come with a serenade, But never with a riot. selected ro STELLA'S OPPORTUNITY. ' 'What is the matter, Stella? You look as if some m isfortune had happened to you." The girl addressed was a tall, stately j-oung creature, still in her ' 'teens," with a striking face and a manner which, though not awkward, was a little too abrupt and energetic to be graceful. She replied: "I am discouraged!" "What? You! I didn't suppose you ever could be that; and I don't see why you should be. I'm sure if I was getting $l-r) a week, in a steady situation, with hours only from nine until five, I should think the world very charming." The last speaker was a slender, delicate woman, in her early twenties, and the work on her lap and lying about betrayed her occupation to be that of dressmaker. She sighed as she spoke, and did not stop lier busy stitching while she talked. "I know, dear," said Stella, ruefully, it does seem ungrateful of me to find fault with my position; but then I am not so good and patient as you; and then, too, I am constantly seeing men advanced while I stand still. My salary is the same as it was two years ago; yet during that time almost every clerk in Mr. Cruik-sliank's office has been promoted, and there isn't one of them who is any more faithful or clever than I. They have had chances to show their capabilities; I have not. Mr. Cruiksliank treats me nicely— that is, he is courteous and all that—but he never expects anything of me beyond my daily round of taking shorthand notes of his letters and instructions, and then typewriting them. I find, indeed, that he gives me the most important of this sort of work to do, because I make so few mistakes; but that is as far as I get, and it doesn't satisfy me. My father was man who advanced rapidly, and would have become wealthy had he lived longer. I am like him in energy and will, and I think, too, in clear business perceptions." Wliile Stella was talking she was walking about the room putting away a few tilings and getting ready to go out. "Your chance will come, Stella. It must. You have grounded yourself so well, and are always so ready for every emergency. I think if you were asked to go to Alaska to-night you could be off before I could get my mind made up, and while I should have to take a trunk you could go with only a grip-sack." Stella laughed. "Yes, I suppose I could, for I am always well and strong, and don't need to carry both thick clothes and thin to be prepared for all changes of weather, or to burden myself with an alcohol lamp, a hot-water bag, and all the rest of the traps that would be absolutely necessary for a frail little thing like you. Really. Kitty, I am ashamed at having been for a moment discouraged, when I look at you and see how hard you work, and remember what you have to contend against, and all without a murmur." So saying the tall girl bent to kiss her companion's pale cheek, and turned with quick, firm steps to go to the office, where she was always on time—not a moment too soon or too late, gjf Arrived at the office 6f the great Anglo- American Polyglot Insurance company, Stella was surprised to see the American head of the firm, who usually by no means manifested the promptness which he required of his subordinates. He sat forward in his chair, resting his elbows on his desk, the tips of the fingers of both hands pressed tightly together as he held them erect and slightly waving in the air before his face, his whole bearing tliat of a man who is brimful of an impatience which he is striving to control. Stella removed her hat and short walking jacket when her arm stopped, as if suddenly petrified, with hand half way toward the hat rack. .Mr. Cruiksliank saying: . I find that the proxies whidh I must have for the directors' meeting in Chicago on December 17, are not likely to get here unless I send some one expressly to fetch •them. Iii order to dt> it the messenger start in an hour's time, go to London, Exeter and Edin-return on the fast steamer on December 8, [ the ,m7 -1a1 "n... • a. • d• ; * "I could take to-morrow's steamer, sir." "Too late! Fraser,' what's to hinder you?" Mr. Cruiksliank was waving his hands violently by this time. ' 'Nothing, sir, only " "Only! 'Only'never gets there! You, Johnson?" . "My wife is sick, sir. I cannot lejve her." ' .»£ Mr. Cruiksliank looked rapidly around the room, glancing at the clock, where the minute hand seemed to move with a; terrible velocity. Apparently he did notji see Stella, though his eyes rested on her aj fraction of a second in their rapid sweep, so he was greatly surprised when she] stepped quietly forward, saying in he: low, clear voice: "May I go?" The man looked up sharply into lierj face, and his own cleared, ' 'Think you can? All right! I'll sen< down and get a berth for you. My car riage is at the door now. Jump into it,| go home and get your traps, and drive; down to the pier as fast as possible. If will meet you there with written instructions and some English money. Yoi have just one hour and five minutes." While he was speaking Stella had bee: resuming her hat and jacket, and she wasj out of the door by the time the last word| p was spoken. A few minutes more an* ' she was in the room she had so lately left, exclaiming: "My chance has come, Kitty! I start for-England in an hour." Kitty rose hastily. "What can I do to help you?" she asked, her face flushed with generous pleasure. § J; "Nothing," replied Stella, "only to write and let my mother know; and don't work yourself into a fit of sickness before I get back." While talking Stella was putting into her satchel a few toilet articles, a change; of underclotliing, a niglit-dress, a pair of rubber shoes and a waterproof cloak. "Good-bye," she said. And with a warm kiss the friends parted. i Arrived at the steamer, Stella was met by Mr. Cruiksliank with a rug on his ami and in his hands a guide-book and a well-filled purse. I thought you'd need the rug," he said, "and as this is your first trip you> might not think of it." - Though not handsome, Stella was verj| pleasing in appearance. The severe lineg; of the dark blue business suit, relieved b|| touches of narrow gold cord, wliich sM; always wore when at her work, were be£ coming. ..to hec.. t.n.11, BygunetaaeaLffg**; and clear, healthy complexion; and so was the little hat of dark blue velvet, with a bunch of gold acorns, which rested firmly on her abundant coils of chestnut hair. She looked alert, but much calmer and cooler than her employer. "Yes," he said, as if answering some unseen objector. "I think you'll do it, and if you do, I'll"—Apparently he was about to promise something, but thought better of it." "I will do it," she said firmly, without awaiting the conclusion of Mr. Cruik-shank's sentence, while a rich glow mounted to her cheek, and the light of courage and self-reliance came into her eyes. "Yes, I think you will. I've watched you a good while, and I know that you have social tact and sound business judgment. You may depend upon it that, though I probably should not have thought of you had you not offered, I should not have accepted your offer to go had I not already known your qualities and qualifications. In this envelope you will find full instructions; but, of course, your success will depend on the use you make of them. Good-bye." And shaking lier hand cordially, Mr. Cruiksliank ran off the gang-plank at the last moment. t ^ Notwithstanding the season, the weather was pleasant during most of the voyage, and Stella passed much time on deck, enjoying to the full the bracing air and the sense of freedom from care of every sort. She knew that she had been intrusted with an important matter. She must secure, and that quickly, the powers necessaiy to enable Mr. Cruikshank to act for the English directors in a grave emergency. Some of these directors, as she had gathered from their correspondence, distrustful, and in the words applied to Carlyle by his mother, slightly modified, "gey ill to deal wi'but during the voyage Stella would not allow herself to dwell upon this, and, on the whole, she felt herself equal to the task she had undertaken. It was not self-conceit that gave lier this confidence, but a just self-reliance. Both consciously and unconsciously, she had all her life been training her every faculty of mind and body*. She ' " lever done With her powers all that hers to do, and she knew that, now her "chance" was come, she would be c a p a b l e o f i m p r o v i n g m - . The" morning of December 5 found Stella landed in Liverpool just in time to allow her to call upon the two directors who resided in that city, and, without waiting for dinner, to catch the train which, rushing up the 200. miles to Lctt*- had don, would the directors If quiet, self alone, and she was too e had yet to time tomeet ere^cijtil at girl, trtt ability to do SQ,: fhem. 800 miles, to •* \ Waft no ong after midnight. A few hours of d slumber, a successful visit to the Exeter directors and a hurried meal eded the long journey to Edinburgh. < heart leaped at the historic name, but 'had no time to linger upon its associa- To see the Edinburgh directors at own houses before breakfast, catch train back to Liverpool and board the which carried passengers to the "Ser just in time to secure her passage in ; was all that Stella could do; but ,did it. In the inelegant but expres- . slang phrase, "She got there all the e." e homeward voyage proved an ex-onally stormy one, even for Decem-but the "Servia" reached New York lithe 15th. As Stella stepped ashore she met by Mr. Cruikshank, into whose ds she gladly delivered the so-much ed proxies,. te hour was a little late for arriving at ^Office; but, feeling that the delay was iusable under the circumstances, Stella ented herself at her desk, as fresh serene as if she had left it only the before. Another young woman was :upying her chair. Stella turned and it the smiling gaze of Mr. Cruiksliank's :ond in command. It is all right," he said, reassuringly, e best typewriter and stenographer ever had has proved herself to be tirthy of a big advance. See!" And he •wed a cable dispatch from the chief e London office, recommending that Hardenburg be promoted to the of second assistant in the New York ce, with a salary of §1,800 a year. " 'or the first time Stella felt frightened. Er good fortune seemed too good to be e. V;V ;;'But," she stammered, "are fou sure is right? Have I earned it? Shall you |^|t be sorry?" "Yes, you have indeed earned it. No, shall not be sorry," answered the official reassuringly. ' 'A woman who does aff well as a man is worth as much as a You have always done, in the most rough manner, everytliing you had to and so, when your opportunity came, could profit by it. Go home, now, take a week's rest. You are more than you know." am not tired," she answered, "but I go home and tell Kitty." . As Stella to go down the stairs, she said to elf, "It shall go hard if I am not able, 'ore long, to put an opportunity in poor tty's way. She is just as ready for em in her line as I am in mine."— orest's Magazine. The Thompsonville Press.) 3-XECTKICITY. THE MOTIVE POWER OF THE PLANETARY ? J-'A • OF MATTER. BY REV. PROF. S. C. CHANDLER. Mr. Editor: Being on the retired list of a professional life as a teacher and preacher, I still feel that with the pen I may do some good in interesting the community in the home circle of your paper, and especially the larger and more advanced scholars of the various district schools, by a few scientific articles. The subject of electricity is one of the important branches of science now being studied and put into practical use beyond any previous period in the history of the world. By the heading of tliis article you see that I propose to show that all the great planetary system and the stars are under the governing control of electricity. Electricity is to be understood and treated of as a force, a physical power and property of matter. Matter exists in three distinct forms, viz.: gaseous, liquid and solid, and electricity plays an important part in giving action and power to all the material elements of which the earth and the whole universe is composed. It has two distinguished characteristics of force—a force of attraction and a force of repulsion. Attraction draws from a circumference to a center, and -repulsion drives from a center to a circumference. These two forces are always present wherever and whenever electricity is in action. One is called electro-positive and the other electro-negative. To illustrate: Take two portions of matter in like electric conditions; there is now no electric excitement, but induct electricity into one of these and you make it positive and they will attract each other. This is an invariable law, that like electricities repel and unlike attract. The sun is a vast body of matter nearly eight times larger than all the other bodies in the system put together. We find in our planetary system eight primary bodies, balled planets, some with moons -Called satellites. All these occupy an orbit at a certain distance from the sun and from each other. What power and law of nature placed them there,and continues them, in a firm fixed condition? We say electricity, because we cannot discover any other power or force adequate to do this. To illustrate: If a cannon ball be projected over head, how far will it ascend? Every one knows that it will ascend to an altitude and point where the'propelling force and the attractive or gravitating force of the earth meet. Now if ,\^e ,had the power to keep these two forces on a balance tlie ball would remain there just at that distance from the earth. What is termed gravitation and chemical affinity is only the electric power inherent in all matter. The nearest planet to the sun is Mercury. Its mean distance from the sun is kbout forty millions of miles, and it is held there by a balance of the attractive and' propelling power of the sun. We inustr understand that each of the planets have a power of attraction and repulsion on each other, so that a balance of power must-be had and taken into account by ount of matter each planet pos- Take one of the planets out of ^...m and there would halve to foe a oBtment'of all the others as to their ices frolxi the sun and from each >r;' ; The - sun has an axial motion of ,y8.a It revolves upon its axis eet^to.e^st aiid so it turns all the oil their airia in the'same way. W4C««i ilinatrate: Place an apple or bail • nd and on the top place the ;With onie hand draw towards with the other and yoil ['motion of rotataon. Notice ; turns the wheel# of machin-of the belt is going from ; the other half is retaining Understand tha& one r eerth is in an electropositive ' " attract, one-half of the earth is drawn towards the sun and the other half pushed away from the sun, giving the earth an axial rotation the same way as the sun. To use a mechanical term, the sun is the drum and electricity is the invisible belt that turns all the planets and satellites in conformity with the drum. But we must not forget that the planets and satellites are composed of the same matter and elective elements as the sun, so that they possess, according to their magnitude, the same attractive force upon each other and repulsive also. The first planet is projected about 40 millions of miles. Venus is the next, a little over 60 millions of miles from the sun. The planet Mercury throws its weight into the scale with the sun and pushes Venus out farther than it would be from the sun otherwise. So the earth. 98 millions of miles from the sun, has the influence* of both Mercury and Venus in conjunction with the sun. And so on to Neptune, the eighth and last planet. This planet was discovered by two distinguished astronomical mathematicians, one in France and one in England, by its electric disturbance on the planet Uranus. This demonstrates the fact of planetary magnetism on each other. This is a fact to be remembered, that the planetary system is a unit, and that all are dependent on each other and upon the sun. In addition to their axial motions, the planets and satellites all have an orbital motion. The planets circle around the sun,and tlieir satellites around their primaries. How is this to be explained? Suspend a ball by a string, give the hand a circular motion and the ball performs an orbit circle around the hand. It is an astronomical fact that the sun is moving with a tremendous speed in a circle around another far-off center, and consequently throws all the planets in an orbit around itself. These planets that have moons throw the moons in an orbit around their own bodies, and take them on with them in their passage around the sun. The earth throws her moon nearly 18 times around her body in the course of the year. We speak of the earth's gravitation ; of bodies falling or drawn towards the earth's center. Take a helix of wire and send a current of electricity around it, and it will produce a magnetic polarity in the center, so that if you introduce a soft bar of iron it will become magnetized with positive and negative polarity. The sun, and the electric influence of the bodies in the system, produce a current of electricity around them that gives each of them a magnetic polarity, one-half positive, the other half of the pole negative, so that all falling bodies gravitate towards the earth's center, electricity being the motive power. What a grand, magnificent thought! Our sun and its family of worlds is belted to another electric center, and it is so vast that no figures can measure the distance of its complete orbit, or its great central attractive power. There is room enough for our system as it speeds on in space without interfering with any other system among the stellar heavens. We are billions of miles from the nearest star now, and we know not that we shall ever be any nearer to them. We should remember that there is no outside or end to space. I have shown in this article that electricity is the motive physical power that originates, sustains and perpetuates the planetary system to which we belong, and is the same power in harmony with us in controlling the universe of suns and worlds. Man lias just begun to learn what electricity is, and how he can utilize its power. He can use it to drive machinery, to light his dwelling and shop, and to convey himself and freight around the country and his thoughts around the world. What has been done are only samples of what will yet be accomplished by this all powerful agent. We by no means exclude God in all the operations of nature. God is the maker and controller of all the physical forces of the universe, and as we study them we learn more and more of his great wisdom and intellectual power and moral attributes of goodness in providing for his inliabitance of these worlds. QUARTERLY REVIEW. WESSON XIII, FIRST QUARTER, INTERNATIONAL SERIES, MARCH 26. A Comprehensive Review of the Lessong of the Quarter—G«>ldcn Text, Ps, cxlx, J 05—Commentary l>y the Rev. P. M, Stearns. LESSON I.—Home from Babylon (Ez. i, J-ll). Golden text (Deut. xxx, 3), "The Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee." The gifts and calling of God are without repentance (Rom. xi, 29); whatsoever He purposes shall in due time be accomplished, and everything shall come to pass exactly as He says (Isa. xiv, 24; Ps. xxxiii, 11). He doeth according to His will in heaven and on earth, and finds willing servants, both among men and angels (Dan. iv, 85). The rebuilding of the temple is suggestive of the temple now being built, the church of God (Eph. ii, 19-22). LESSON II.—The Temple Begun (Ez. iii, 1-13). Golden text (Ez. iii, 11), "They praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid." Remember the key to the book of Ezra is "The house of the Lord," a phrase used fifty times in the book. The thoughts of this lesson cluster around the work, and the workmen, and the offerings, and the willing hearts. Jesus delighting to do the Father's will and always about His Father's business (Ps. xl, 8; John viii, 29) is our pattern in all our daily life. LESSON III.—Encouragements (Hag. ii, 1-9). Golden text (Ps. exxvii, 1), "Except the Lord build the house they labor in vain that build it," Read the four books of Haggai, Zecharinh, Ezra and Nehemiah. Those who are used of God must be strong and of good courage—strong to do—and this will come only by a knowledge of God (Josh, i, 7, 9; Dan. xi, 82). Israel, like the ten spies, saw the discouragements, but we must be like Caleb and Joshua, and see only God and make His business the first concern of onr Jives. When we put our affairs first, all will come to naught. LESSON IV.-r-Joshua, the High Priest.. (Zecb. iii, 1-10). Golden text (Heb. Iv, 14), "We have a great High Priest that is passed into the heavens, Jesn^, the Son of God." One of satan's ways of discouraging people is to poinlrthem to their sinfulness and tell them that God cannot use such Unworthy ones as they are. It is all too true that we are sinful and unworthy* but Jesus, our High Priest, is our righteousness (II Cor. v, 21) and our comeliness (Ezek. xvi, 14), and having accepted Him He stands for us against all accusers, and will use just such as we are as vessels through which He Will accoinpllsh His pleasure (Phil, ii, 13; Heb. xiii. 30,21). . LESBON V.—The Spirit of the Lord (Zeeh. lv,l-i<9. Golden text (Zeeh. iv, 0), "Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts.*' No work of God can he done by human Wiftdofn. Moees had no say whatever in the design of the tabernacle, nor had David or Solomon ha the temple; the former was to be made accord' the pattern •hown hlmln the ffioi mpr * " and the latter was given to David by the Spirit of the Lord (Ex. xxv, 40; I Chron. xxviii, 19). LESSON VI.—Dedicating the Temple (Ez. vi, 14-22). Golden text (Ps. exxii, 1), "I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord." Haggai and Zechariah, the Lord's messengers, being strengthened themselves by the words and visions of the Lord, so encouraged the people that the building was finished, and with great joy dedicated unto the Lord. LESSON VII.—Nehemiah's Prayer (Neh. i, 1-11). Golden text (Ps. xxx, 10), "Lord, be Thou my helper." Nehemiah, in the king's palace at Babylon, hears of the desolations of the Holy City, the wall broken down and the people in great affliction and reproach, and he is so affected that he weeps and mourns and fasts and prays for several days. Identifying himself with his people, he confesses their sins and reminds Jehovah of His promises. The result was that the Lord inclined the king to let Nehemiah go to Jerusalem with authority to rebuild the walls of the city. LESSON VIII.—Rebuilding the Wall (Neh. iv, 9-21). Golden text (Neh. iv, 9), "We made our prayer unto our God and set a watch against them." Both men and women of all occupations were ready and joined Nehemiah in the work of building the wall, for the people had a mind to work (Neh. iv, 6). But when anything is really being done in the Lord's name the adversary becomes very active, and the opposition at this time was something tremendous, both as to wiles and persistence. Let us consider well Nehemiah's strength and be strong in the Lord. LESSON IX.—Reading the Law (Neh. viii, 1-12). Golden text (Ps. cxix, 18), "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law." The temple and the walls may be built, but they may be thrown down again. There is just one thing on earth that can never pass away. "The Word of our God shall stand forever" (Isa. xl, 8). We are to read it, and believe it, and thus understand it, and then do it, for "He that doeth the will of God abideth forever" (I John ii, 17). LESSON X.—Keeping the Sabbath (Neh. xiii, 15-22). Golden Text (Ex. xx, 8), "Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy." One-seventh of our time and one-tenth of our money should be cheerfully given wholly up to God for His service as the very least we can offer on those two lines. If we are redeemed, then we are all His, all time, money, talents, everything; but it is best to make Him sure of the seventh and tenth to begin with. Let us as individuals see that we conscientiously keep the Lord's day on the lines of Isa. lviii, 18, 14, and pray for our rulers that they may have grace to do as Nehemiah did. LESSON XI.—Esther Before the King (Est. iv, 10-17; v, 1-3). Golden Text (Prov. xxxi, 9), "Judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy." From this book we leiirn that God is on the field when most invisible; that He is able to deliver when deliverance seems impossible; that those who dig pits for the righteous will fall into them themselves; that the good deeds of the righteous are recorded and will in due time be rewarded, and many other such practical lessons. LESSON XII.—The Vanity of Graven Images (Isa. xliv, 9-20). Golden text (Isa. xlv, 5), "I am the Lord, and there is none else; there is no God besides Me." When people turn from tFie truth, they lay themselves open to every delusion. Whatever is more to us than God becomes an idol. Often it is some work of our own hands. If we have learned to know the true God it is not merely for our own benefit, but that we may make Him known to others. The Saviour's great, command to preach the Gospel to every creature is binding upon every one of us, and if we are willing to be used by Him, His "all power," and His "Lo, I am with you," are ours for His service. Our daily prayer and constant aim should be to know Him. BUCKLEN'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 refunded. Price, 25 cents per box. For sale at E. N. Smith's drug store. ALL PERSONS liable by law to pay Town tax in the Town of Enfield, laid upon the list of 1892, and Commuta tion tax for 1893, are hereby notified that aforesaid taxes will be due March 1, 1893, and are payable at my office, No. 39 Pearl street, Thompsonville, Conn. ALL PERSONS having taxes unpaid May 1, 1893, will be charged Nine Per Cent. Interest from April 1st, 1893, together with collector's fees, according to law. DAVID BRAINARD, Collector. Thompsonville, Feb. 11, 1893. ALL PERSONS are hereby notified that I will meet them at the following places - ; and times to receive said taxes: AT TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE, Thompsonville, every Saturday, from 1 to 5 i j p. m., through March and April; also , Thursday evenings, from 7 to 9 p. m. through the month of April, 1893; also the 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th of April, from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. AT POST-OFFICE, in Scitico, Tuesday, April 25, from 10 to 11.30 a. m. ggij vi* AT PEASE'S DRUG STORE, Hazard-ville, Thursday, April 6th, and Tues- |jg| day, April 25th, from 12 to 4 p. m. .. DAVID BRAINARD, Collector. Enfield, Conn., Feb. 11, 1893. ALL PERSONS liable by law to pay taxes in District No. % in the Town of Enfield, laid on list of 1892, are hereby notified that said taxes werd due March i-,. 1893, and are payable at my office, No. 46 street, Thompsonville. — persons are hereby notified that I will be at the Town Clerk's office every Saturday, £roM 1 to S p;m. through April; also Thurs-evenings, "from 7- to 9 p. m. *-v ILLAM, iColleetor. SHE WAS SURPRISED, So win You be when You Read It. It Certainly has been a Source of Wonder and Comment. But the Lady is Ready to Substantiate Everything. CHARLESTOWN, Mass.—There has been in this place much wonder and comment of late in regard to a certain lady—a Mrs. Agnes S. Morton, who resides at 388 Main street, Charlestown, Mass. She was seen at her home and explained the whole interesting matter as follows: " I do not know how to express myself to you and the public at large about this matter," she said, "but I feel it my boun-den duty to say something. " Everybody knows that I have been a great sufferer from dyspepsia for twenty-five years and that I tried most everytliing and different doctors, but all were failures. I became so weak that I was; unable to walk steadily, had no appetite and what I did eat was the most simple kind of food; but my stomach was unable to retain even that. " I could not sleep at night, had no ambition for anything, and was a total wreck. I knew I would have to do something as I could not stand it many weeks longer. Why, I could not go up stairs without sitting down, and my heart would beat and I would be all of a tremble. .1 got a bottle of Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy and had taken scarcely one-half of it when I began to have an appetite and when I finished the remainder the trembling had left me, the palpitation was bettor and I could sleep nights. I took four bottles and then left off to see if the great benefit I had received was permanent for everything I had taken before had proved only temporary. MRS. AGNES S. MORTON. '' But I found that it was not so in this case. I have not taken it now for some time and its results are just as good and permanent. " I must tell'you lam like a new person. I have an excellent, appetite, can eat anything and everything, and feel buoyant arid ambitious. " I cannot express half I want to, and all this is perfectly true, as all my friends and acquaintances are knowing to all the facts. '' I never expected to be cured as my case had been of so long standing. I hoped for nothing iiiore than relief for a while; but I am cured, perfectly cured. Yes, I do not hesitate to say that through the blessing of God and Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy I am completely cured." Such is the lady's remarkable story, and we doubt if such wonderful cures have ever before been made as are effected by this truly valuable discovery, Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy. It is a fact that everybody's needs a spring medicine, something to tone up and strengthen the nerves, invigorate the blood and start up a healthy action of the organs; and no medicine in the world so perfectly and completely does this as Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy. It is the ideal spring invigorant and restorative. All can secure its great benefits as it is for sale by druggists for §1. 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Physicians and Surgeons.
1 J P. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN
IJ. AND SURGEON.—Residence anci
illioe No.45 Pearl-street, Thompsonville,
Joan . Connected by Telephone—No. of
jil 1 3. Office hours—8.00 to 9.00 a. m.;
I 00 to 3.00, and 6.00 to 7.30 p. m.
1) H. THORNTON, D. 1). S.,
)• Dental Parlors,
VI * as ley's Block, - Main street,
Special attention given to Crown, Bridge
and Gold Plate Work.
Pure Nitrous Oxide Gas administered for
painless extraction of teeth.
""Jan be found at his Thompsonville office
(over Bridge Store)
MONDAYS & T0ESDA1S All Day,
and SATURDAY Afternoons.
$ggp» Pure Nitrous Oxide Gas always on
hand for painless extraction.
Piano-forte, Organ Playing & Harmony.
Address P O. Box 4«2,
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