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The undersigned announces that he is prepared to do all kinds of masonry and repairing. Special attention is called to the need of all chimneys being cleaned of soot. Fires may be prevented and'the draft of the kitchen stove will be improved. Have a complete apparatus for properly cleaning chimneys. Roof Painting! I have made special arrangements with the manufacturer, which enables me to use in my work the celebrated King Silicate of Iron Ore Paint. Water will run pure and clear from roofs painted with this material. It covers double the surface, finishes with a fine gloss, and wears tour or five times as long as the ordinary metal-ic and oil. GEORGE A. HARGRAVES, North Windsor St., Thompsonville, Ct. Box 188, Thompsonville. Conn. wmmzm IN MEMORY OF OUR MOTHER. Gone, and the world to go on as before! Gone, with a smile, from the old homestead tjoor— Dear faithful heart! to come back never i#ore! Oh, sad nevermore! Gone, and the seasons to come and to go, Wreathing her grave with blossoms and snow- Snow on the bosom that sheltered us so- Cruel and pitiless snow! Home is not home, for mother's not there! Dark is her room, empty her chair. Death has taken her out of our care- Lifted her over Life's stair. Even the sunlight misses her face; Mute things her sayings and doings retrace. The wind sings a dirge about the old place— ; Lonely without her dear face. Dear willing hands, they have well done their share, Shriveled and wrinkled, a pitiable pair, . , Once they were soft, white, dimpled and fair— > Long years ago they were fair. '• Once, thick and glossy the scant locks of snow, Once, sparkling bright the eye's faded glow, Once, light and active the,step that grew slow, Till seaward the tide did flow. Oft the dear eyes grew dim with sad tears, Guiding our erring feet through the years, Planning our future with hopes and with fears, Drying our quick falling tears. Can we forget the one who caressed, Wept over, laughed over, hushed on her breast, With her glad lullaby, into sweet rest- Babyhood's innocent rest? After we've done with earth and its cares. After we've uttered the last penitent prayers, Mother will meet us beyond life's stairs— Beyond life's wearisome stairs. Sleep, mother, sleep with your hands on your breast, x Poor weary hands, they needed their rest. How hard to part, but God knoweth best; Dear faithful heart, take thy rest! THE DEACON'S WEEK. The communion service of January was just over in the church at Sugar Hollow, and the people were waiting for Mr. Parkes to give out the hymn, but he did not give it out; he laid,his book down on the table and looked about oh his church. He was a man of simplicity and sincerity, fully in earnest to do his Lord's work and to do it with all his might, but he did sometimes feel discouraged. His congregation was a mixture of farmers and mechanics. "My dear friends,"he said, "you all know that this week is the Week of Prayer. I have a mind to ask you to make it for this once a week of practise instead. Perhaps you will find work that ye knew not of, lying in your midst. And let us all on Saturday evening meet here again and choose some one brother to relate his experience of the week. YoU who are willing EW.GIBLIN, . • Stock and Grain Broker. Direiot wires to New York and Chicago. All kinds of securities bought and sold ? for dash, or can ied on margin. Send for : my letter free upon application. Allan house block, .Thompsonville, Ct. EMOTO STAINS _ ' v From Clothing and Carpets withO, K. CLEANING AND SHAVING SOAP. If your store hasn't it, tell them - r, to get it of C. O. FARMER, Thompsonville, Conn.. P. Ot beat 20;?|S Rig-4arp«< WearingI ' Itfe 8 Garden st* east^of Peart* We have hot said much yet about Underwear, but people, somehow, do appreciate good goods, and they will have them. Notwithstanding the hard times, we filled up our stock as usual this fall, and they are going. We simply say to those who have not used our goods, i f you wi 11 try them once that wi 11 settle the matter. You will be so well pleased wi th them /that your neighbor will hear of it thro' you, and that is what bings us trade. Our lines are complete, and prices are right. We are as anxious, as you that your money snal1 go just as far as possible this winter, and in getting your footwear, Ladies, we can give you a good sightly shoe for $1.25. They are calling for them, and we are furnishing them, too. Our lirle is complete, and at most any price you want. We shall offer a good many shoes, broken lots, at vej*y low prices, and to keep the run you must visit us pf ten; We are ready to fit you up in gloves, gentle-men ; give us a. chance and we can do it, and we wi 11 take care of the inner man in our Grocery d e p a r t m e n t a l i t 1 1 e better than most, any-, body else. > Don't you believe it? Try and see. It is business we want and business we shall have,—if by attending strictly to business we can do business with you. e ts Everybody rose- except old Amos Tucker, who never stirred, though his wife pulled at him and whispered to him imploringly. He only shook his grizzled head and sat immovable. Saturday night the church assembled again.. The cheerful eagerness was gone from their faces; they looked downcast, troubled, weary—as the pastor expected. When the box for ballots was passed about, each one tore a bit of paper from the sheet placed in the hymn books for the purpose and wrote on it a name. The pastor said -rftter he had counted them, "Deacon Emmons, the lot has fallen on you." "I'm sorry for 't,"said the deacon, rising up and taking off his overcoat. "I ha'n.'t got the best of records, Mr. Parkes, now I tell ye." "Well, brethren,"he said, "Iam pretty well ashamed of myself, no doubt; but I ought to be, and maybe I shall profit by what I have found otft these six days back. I'll tell you just as it come. Monday, I looked about me to begin with. I am amazing fond of coffee, and it aint good for me—the doctor says it aint; so I thought I'd try on that to begin with. I tell you, it come hard! Segmed as though I couldn't eat my breakfast without it. I feel to pity a man that loves liquor more'n I ever did in my life before; but I feel sure they can stop, if they try; for I've stopped, and I'm going to stay stopped. "Well, come to dinner, there, was another fight. I do set by pie the most of anything. I was fetched up on pie, as you may say. Our folks always had it three times a day, and the doctor, he's been talkin' and talkin' to me about eatin' pie. I have the dyspepsia like everything, than a month o' Sundays ever shewed me. 'I "Now, come fellowship day! I tho| that would be all plain sailing; seeim though I'd got warmed up till I felt p] ant towardsjt everybody; so I went arojind seein' folks that was neighbors, and 'twas easy; but when I come home at npon •epell Philury says, says she, 'Sqi|are Tucker's black bull is into the orcliar^. a-tearin! 'round, and he's knocked fwo lengths o' fence down fiat!' Well, theold Adam riz up then, you'd better b'lifve. That black bull has been breakiii' into^&y lots ever since we got in the aftermath, and it's^ Square Tucker's fence, an<|!he won't make it bull-strong as he ough|er, and that orchard was a young on<3»|ust comin' to bear, and all the new vtood crisp as cracklin's with frost. You'd better b'lieve I didn't have much feller feelin' with Amos Tucker. I jest put over to his house and spoke up pretty f|.-ee to him, when he looked up, and saysjbie, 'Fellowship meetin' day, aint it deacon?' I'd ruther he'd ha' slapped my fac^ I felt as though I should like to slip beSjind the door. I see pretty distinct what fort of life I'd been livin' all the years I'd b|en a professor ,when I couldn't hold o^to my tongue and temper one day!" §§ "Breth-e-ren," interrupted a slow.bSish voice, somewhat broken with emotion, "I'll tell the rest on't. Josiah Emnpjis come around like a man an' a Christian right there. He asked me to forgive Min, and not to think 'twas the fault of hi§?re-ligion, because 'twas his'n and nothing else. I think more of him to-day thaxi I ever done before. I was the one Mat wouldn't say I'd practice with the restrbf ye. I thought 'twas everlasting nonseifee. I'd ruther go to forty-nine prayer-mdet-ings than work at bein' good a week^ I b'lieve my hope lias been one of ttyem that perish; it haint worked, and I leave it behind to-day. I mean to begin honest, and it was seein' one honest Christian man fetched me 'round to't." T. "jg- Amos Tucker sat down and buried|his grizzled>head in his rough hands. f . "Bless the Lord!" said the qua^ei|ng tones of a still older man from affar corner of the house, and many a glistening eye gave silent response. ', •} 5f t, "Go on, Brother Emmons," said jthe minister. "Well, when next day come, I gob up to make the fire, and my boy Joe had |oii-got the kindlin's. I'd opened my moflth to give him Jesse, when it came overlay mind this was the day of prayer forltShe. family relation. I thought I WoUl^||ay nothing., I jest fetched in the .kincjpo's myself, and when the fire burnt ;til> US headache, 'Siah, but Til come iii a minhifej I didn't mind that; forewomen areal^aiys havin' aches, and I was jest a-goin' to say so, when I remembered the text about not bein' bitter against 'em, so I says, 'Philury, you lay abed. I expect Em thy and me can get the vittles to-day.' I declare, she turned over and give me such a look; why, it struck right itiifvfi There was my wife, she had worked for an' waited on me for twenty odd years, 'most scar't because I spoke kind of feelin' to her. I went out and fetched in the pail of water she'd always drawn herself, and then I milked the cow. When I came in Philury was up fryin' the potatoes, and the tears a-shinin' on her white face. She didn't say nothin', she's kinder still, but she hadn't no need to. I felt1 a little meaner'n I did the day before. But twan't nothing to my condition when I was goin', toward night, down the suller stairs for some apples, so's the children could have a roast, and I heered Joe up in the kitchen say to Emmy,' 'I do b'lieve, Em, pa's goin' to die!' 'Why, Josiar Emmons, how you talk!' 'Well, I do; he's • so everlastin' pleasant an' good-natured, I can't but think he's struck with death.' • '• :' fits "I tell ye, brethren, I set right down on them suller stag's and cried, I did, really. Seemed as though the Lord had turned and looked at me jest as he did at Peter. Why, there was my own children never seen me act real fatherly and pretty in, all their lives. I'd growled and scolded and prayed at 'em, and tried to fetch 'em up jest as the twig is bent the tree's inclined, ye know, but I hadn't never thought that they'd got right an' reason to expect I'd do my part as well as their'n and it makes me useless by spells, and as Seemed as though I was findin' out more unreliable as a weathercock. And Doctor about Josiah Emmons' shortcomings :than Drake, he says there won't nothin' help, was agreeable. me but to diet. I was readin'the Bible J "Come around Friday I got back to the that morning while I sat waiting for 8tore. I'd kind of left it to the boys the breakfast, for 'twas Monday, and wife eariy part of the we$k, and things was a was kind of set back with washin' and little cluttering; but I did have sense hot all, and I came across that part where it ^ ^ tear 'round and, USP sharp words so says that the bodies of Christians are the much as common. I began to think 'twas temples of the Holy Ghost. Well, thinks getting easy to practice after five days, I, we'd ought to take care of 'em if they when in come Judge Herrick's wife after be, and see that they're kep' clean and gome Qurt'in jcalico. I had a han'some pleasant, like the church; and nobody .piece, all done off with roses an' things, can be clean nor pleasaqt that has dys- jjUt there was a fault in the weavM', pepsia. But, come to pie, I felt as though I couldn't! and, lo ye, I didn't! I eat a piece right against my conscience; facin' what I knew I ought to do I went and done what I ought not to do. I tell ye my conscience made music for me con-sider'ble, and I said then I wouldn't sneer at a drinkin' man no more when he slipped up. I'd feel for him an' help him, for I see just how it was. So that day's practice giv* out, but it.learnt me a gpod deal moi^'n I knew before. "I started out the next day to look up my Bible class.. - X found one real sick, beei^ abed for three weekg, and was so glad to see me that I felt fair ashamed. Then another man's old mother says to' me, before he came in from the shed, says she; 'He's been a-*ayiu' that if folks practiced what they preached you'd ha' come around to look him up afore now, but he reckoned you kinder looked down every now and then a thin streak. She didn't notice it, but she was pleased with the figure on't, and said she'd take the whole.piece. WeH.just as I was wrappin' of it up, what Mr. Parkes here said about tryin' "to act just as thejjord would in our place come across me. Why, I turned to. red as a beet, I know I did. It made me feel all of a tremble. There was I, a doorkeeper .in the tents of my God, as David says, really cheatin', and.Vsheatin' a woman. - ~ X tell ye, brethren, I was of a sweat. 'Mis' Herrick,' says I, *1 dojit* believe you've looked real close at thf^ goods; 'tain't thorough wove,' says Xi4 she didn't take it; but what ~ done such mean, a penny* and ali prayinVthatlwantedtqJbe like kep' a-trippin* of myself up aUdajrj&ft in the ordinary business, * * lllPPM workin' hours, and the heft of that is, it's because I ain't used to it and I ought to be. "So this mornin' came 'round, and I felt a mite more cherk. 'Twas missionary mornin', and seemed as if 'twas a sight easier ,to preach than to practice. I thought I'd begin to old Mis' Vedder's. So I put a Testament in my pocket and knocked to her door. Says I, 'Good mornin', ma'am,' and then I stopped. Words seemed to hang, somehow. I didn't want to pop right out that I'd come to try and convert her folks. I hemmed and swallowed a little, and fin'lly I said, says I, 'We don't see you to meetin' very frequent, Mis' Vedder.' ' . " 'No, you don't!' ses she, and quick as a wink; 'I stay at home and mind my business.' " 'Well, we should like to hev you come along with us. and do ye good,' says I, sort of conciliatin'. * . " 'Look a here, Deacon!' she snapped, 'I've lived alongside of you fifteen year, and you knowed I never went to meetin'; we aint a pious lot, and you knowed it; we're poorer'n death and uglier'n sin. Jim he drinks and swears, and "Malviny do'no her letters. ®She knows'a heap she hadn't ought to, besides. Now what are you coming here to-day for, I'd like to know, and talkin' so glib about meetin'? Go to meetin'? I'll go or come jest as I please, for all you. Now get out o' this.' Why, she came at me with a broomstick. There wasn't no need on't. What she said was enough. I hadn't never asked her or her'n so much as to think of goodness before. Then I went to another place jest like that—I won't call no more names; and sure enough there was ten children in rags, the hull on 'em, and the man half* drunk. He giv' it to me, too, and I don't wonder. I'd never lifted a hand to serve or save 'em before in all these years. I'd said consider'ble about the heathen in foreign parts, and give some little to convert 'em, and I had looked right over the heads of them next door. Seemed as if I .could hear him say: ^These ought ye to have done, and not have left the other undone.', I couldn't face another soul to-day, brethren. I come home, and here I be. I've been searched through and through and found wantin'.* God be merciful to me a sinner." He dropped into his seat and bowed his head, and many another bent, too. It was plain 'that the deacon's experience was not the only one among the brethren. Mr. Parkes rose, and prayed as he had never prayed before; the week of practice had fired his heart, too. And it began a memorable ye$r for the church heard their Lord saying a& to Israel of old, "Go forward," and they obeyed his voice. The Sunday-school flourished, the church services were fully attended, every good thing was helped on its way, and peace reigned in their homes and hearts, imperfect, perhaps, as new growths are, but still an offshoot of the peace past understanding. And another year they will keep another week of practice, by common consent. Reformed Church Record. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. LESSON IX, FiRST QUARTER, INTERNATIONAL SERIES, MARCH 4. : yr Text of the Lesson, Gen. xxv, 27-34—Memory Verses, 31-34 — Golden Text, Luke xil. S3—Commentary by tlie Rev. D. SL Stearns, i.'y The topic in this section of eight verses ia "Selling the Birthright." Evidently the committee were not looking for the richest and most instructive selections in Genesis, but we will find something even here. The intervening events have been the death of Sarah, aged 127—said to be the only woman whose age is recorded in Scripture—and the purchase of the cave of Machpelah at Hebron as a burial place (chapter xxiii). Isaac marries Rebekah (chapter xxiv). Abraham dies, aged 175, and is buried by Isaac and Ishmael. Ish-xnael dies at the age of 137. When Isaac was 60 years of age, Jacob and Esau are born (chapter xxv, 1-26), and that brings us to the lesson. 27. "And the boy3 grew, and Esau was a cunning herder, a man of the field, and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents." Why should the Spirit write "And the boys grew?" Don't all boys grow? Yet the Spirit saw fit to write concerning Jesus "And the child grew" (Luke ii, 40), and of Samuel it is said, "And the child Samuel grew on," "And Samuel grew" (ISam. ii, 26; iii, 19). The same is written of Isaac, Ishmael,' Moses and Samson (Gen. xxi, 8, 20; Ex. ii, 10; Judg. xiii, 24). Why this statement, should be made of these seven ordinary boys and of Him whose name is Wonderful let some one tell who knows. It is worthy of note that the Old Testament word signifies to become great. Nimrod, who built Babel and other cities (Gen. x, 8-10), is the only other person spoken of as a mighty hunter. Neither his record nor Esau's are among the best. In the R. V. margin it is said Jacob was a quiet, harmless, perfect man. 28. "And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison, but Rebekah loved Jacob." So each of the parents had their favorite; one was father's boy and one was mother's boy. This would not tend to peace in the household nor to love between the brothers. If it were wrong in their day, with their comparatively little light, how much more to be condemned in the light in which we live! Then how humiliating to see Isaac partial to Esau for his stomach's sake ! But it "is an everyday story. In the church at Philippi there were those whose god was their belly and who minded earthly things (Phil, iii, 19). And such may be found today. 29. "And Jacob sod pottage, and Esau came from the field, and he was faint." The first sin was through something good for food and pleasant to the senses SGen. iii, 6). The Lord Jesus, when He tad fasted 40 days and was afterward an hungered, was able to resist the devil, saying, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out'of Hfce"ntimtlrof God" (Math.: iv, 2, 4)< He Baking? Powder Msolotely Pure "A Cream of Tartar Baking Powder. Highest of all in leavening strength."—Latest V. S. Oov. Food Report. v Royal Baking Powder Co.,) 106 Wall st.. Kew'York. ) Headquarters for Short Sayings. Regrets do not make redress. The big talker is a little doer. A very short man may be a tall lirfr. The fast liver is generally a slow payer. Better to lead time than to be driven by it. A heart full of love will make a life full of joy. The loud talker is seldom R strong thinker. ^ % A stingy soul is to be pitied for its littleness. It is impossible to read without profiting by it. Stinginess and economy are not akin to each other. He who never driven his work is always driven by it. A happy, fireside is better than a big bank account. He who is big in his own eyes is small in other people's. What a miserable aim has he who lives for himself alone. Directness of aim is of more importance than loudness of report. Opportunities are bald behind. Jw, must catch them by the forelock. You always make more enemies than money talking politics on the (street cor-ner. ^ The man who considers biiying on credit an easy way to get things is not a safe man to trust. The real happiness of • life cannot be bought with money, and the poor may have it as well as the rich. - — —• \ | J § | Charles Dursrow, the leader of the gang of horse thieves that has; centered in the vicinity of Putnam has bieen taken to Worcester, Mass.,Jfor a hearing. Six of his companions are also in' custody. The rendezvous was in the wqOdsat Pom-. fret, near Putnam's wolf den. Here they had stables, and as the woods are thick they were well.protectedffrom discovery. The locality is^near the Rhode bland line and about a night's drive from Providence. In that city the police have found that Louis Davis, a boV, has been the thieves to run off teams from the streets of that oity.:vJt recalls was to think how many times befo^ fd; exploit& fifteen years ago of Ernest Locke, ag6d l& ; At that time the gang - v - ' Providence in the same fashion last few months. Horses drink." "Labor not for the mrat which perisheth, but for that meat which endur-eth unto everlasting life, which the Son of Man shall give unto you (Math, vi, 25; John vi, 27). 30. "And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage, for I am faint. Therefore was his name called Edom." See the margin for the meaning of Edom. One of the interesting things in Genesis is to note words used for the first time and trace them on through Scripture. Also the origin of nations; The wretched origin of the'Moabites and Ammonites is seen in Gen. xix, 30-38, and now we have the origin of the Edomites, and you can. hardly meet them anywhere in Scripture without thinking of the hunter who was so hungry for red pottage. He did not know the words of our text, "The life is more than meat and the body than raiment," nor those words of the Spirit, "The kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost." 31. "And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright." What a lovely brother that wouldn't give his poor, hungry, only brother food without a recompense 1 Ah, Jacob, you are a poor specimen I God's grace to you was wonderful, and it is the same to us. In you we see too oft ourselves. From Deut. xxi, 17, we learn that one item in the birthright was a double portion of the inheritance. And from I Chron. v, 2, we see that the birthright did not always fall to the first born,- for while Reuben was the first born the birthright became Joseph's. . 32. "And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die, and what profit shall this birthright do to me?" Some one thinks it is as if he said:" How exposed is my manner of life I I may at any time be cut off. My birthright is of little value and never did me any good. If Jacob thinks he can do something with it, let him have it. Give me the pottage I Let the birthright go I" Or it may be that he was so faint,he actually thought he would then die, for afterward we find him earnestly, but vainly, seeking the blessing with tears (Heb. xii, 16, 17). How many there are who say, What profit is it to serve God? (Job xxi, 15 ; Mai. iii, 14) and are sorry wf en it is too late. How few lay to heart the solemn words, "What shall it profit a man though he gain the whole world and lose his own soul, or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Math, xvi, 26). Esau represents those who prefer a present 'enjoyment and are willing to let the future look out for itself, while Jacob, with all his crookedness, thought of the future. 83. " And Jacob said, Swear to me this day. And he sware unto him, and he sold his birthright' unto Jacob." In Heb. xi Jacob has honorable mention among those who had faith in God, but there is no room for faith in this transaction. It was BAiflah and crooked and. scheming. Faith would have said, If God means me to have the birthright, He knows how to give it, to me; if not, I am content; Anyhow, I will love my brother and do right before God. But such was not Jacob's way at this time, • 84. "Then Jacob gave Esau bread and: pottage of lentiies, and he did eat and drink and rose up and went his way. Thus Esau-despised his birthright.'' Israel despised the pleasant land; they Mievfid hot fiiB word. They also despised and rejected Him who came as their Messiah and Redeemer and made light of His invitations (Ps. cvi, 24; Isa. liii, 8; Math, xxii, 3). Man has no heart for, the things of God. The present is everything with him until ha is born from above, and even then, unless filled with, the Spirit, he is apt to despise the riches of God'sgraceand glory. Aright spirit will think more of the tilings of the kingdom than ^of all preseatthinos. BtflOKUUft AftriBa JUiVrf^tfhe Bwi Solve ifl the worldfttf eats, bruises.sores, aloers, it Avar «o*e* 9$M BARNEY & BERRY'S' Best skate made! All Prices. Skate straps and extra parts of skates. "5-A" and "Stay-On" Horse Blankets At Very Low Prices. * Come in and get prices, and be convinced that you can buy as CHEAP, if not CHEAPER, here than elsewhere. A. T. LORD'S, Old-Established Harness & Trunk Store, Main St., Thompsonville. Union-made in our Boston Factory from the finest of Imported Tobacco and guaranteed to suit.:; BOSTON CIGAR AND TOBACCO CO. TRAINS LEAVE HABTFORP, GOING NORTH, mrfipM wff V«Y -ON-We are going to make it an object for yon to bny now, and HERE, if possible. If yon want a WATCH, and are ready to bny, come and see what we can do for yon. Mansley's block, Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. ; THOMPSONVILLE mmsk; J; 1 * stl M.J. LIBERTY, Proprietor. • - Vou Can Save Money b? ordering any work now to oe plaMd in \ positioo in the Spring ot Sum- , mer. 'We have a large stock ot first-class Monumente^nd Tablets " to select from. Gbe Gbompsonville press. J Published Every Thursday, by" Tlie Psirsons Fziaa.tiaa.g' Co. Thompsonville, • - Conn. THE 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 monthfi, 40 cents. Postage prepaid by the publishers. Papers are forwarded until an explicit order is received by the publishers for their discontinuance and until payment of all arrearages is made, as required by law: No notice will be taken of anonymous communications. Whatever is intended for insertion must be authenticated by the name and address of the writer—not necessarily for publication,"but as a guaranty of good faith. Advertising rates made known on application. Births, Marriages, and^Deatlis inserted free. Resolutions of condolence, 5 cents a line. --3 .till •"M THE 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. At Windsor Locks, at C. F. Cleveland's news room. We have recently purchased a new ana complete outfit of newspaper and job type, and, as our presses are run by steam power, we now have every facility for doing JOB PRINTING OF ALL KINDS in the latest style, at short notice, and at the lowest living prices. i®" We defy honorable competition. Give us a call or drop us a line before placing your orders. The Parsons Printing Company, Thompsonville, Conn. • :iif '• -:-0 •rm . •:* "if si Railroads. NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN AND HARTFORD RAILROAD. JANUARY 4, 1894. TRAINS LEAVE SPRINGFIELD, QOING SOUTH for New Haven and way stations, con hecting with express trains for New York, at 5.45, 7.00, 9.80 and 11.50 a. m.; 2.45, 4.30, 6.40 and 9.00 p. m. Sundays only, 7.40 a. m. LONGMEADOW—5.52, 7.09, 9.39, 12.00 a. m.; 2.54, 4.39, 6.49, 9.09 p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—6.00, 7.18, 9.48 a. m.; 12.09, 3.03, 4.48, 6.59, 9.18p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—6.05, 7.23, 9.53, a. m.; 12 14, 3.08, 4.53, 7.04, 9.23 p. m. WAREHOUSE POINT—6.10, 7.28, 9.58 a. m.; 12.20, 3.13, 4.59, 7.10, 9.28 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.15, 7.33,10.03 a. m.; 12.25, 2.50, 3.18, 5.04, 7.15, 9.33 p. m. WINDSOR—6.25, 7.45, 10.15 a. m.; 12.37, 3.01, 3.30, 5.17, 7.25, 9.45 p. m. ililgir R. E., and all points on the Connecti • cut River line, at 5.55; 8.04, 9.26 and 11.18 a. m.; 1.30, 3.56*, 4.40, 6.20, i®pt|¥ 9.17 and 11.25 p. m. WINDSOR—6.10, 8.18, 9.40, 11.30 a. m.; I.44, 4.10* 4.53, 6.35, 9.29, 11.39 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.21, 8.29, 9.52, 11.40 a. m.; 1.55, 4.21* 5.07, 6.46, 9.59, II.52 p. m. WAREHOUSE POINT—6.26, 8.34, 9.56 a. m.; I.59, 5.12, 6.51, 9.45,11.58 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—12.03, 6.31, 8.39, 10.02 a. m.; 2.04, 5.17, 6.55, 9.48 p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—12.08, 6.36, 8.44, 10.07, II.51 a. m.; 2.09, 5.22, 7.00, 9.53 p. m. LONGMEADOW —12.16, 6.44, 8.52, 10.16 a. m.; 2.18, 5.30, 7.08, 10.01 p. m. * Suffleld train. •f SUFFIELD BRANCH. SUFFIELD TO WINDSOR LOCKS—7.10, 9.30 a. m.; 1.30, 2.35. 4.45, 6.10 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS TO SUFFIELD—8.15,10.04 a. m.; 1.56, 4.22, 5.08, 6.48 p. m. I®*,Pocket TIME TABLES can be obtained from the Ticket Agents at stations. FURNITURE REPAIRING and General J obbing I Reliable work at moderate prices. Now is the time to fix up your furniture for the winter, and E. W. KING will do it for you to your satisfaction. He can be found at ins shop on South Oak street, Thompsonville, Conn. 000D STEEL ROOF • vl .. .& • 3 Gti. per Sq. Foot. #^;:;^:3$'JWrite to The Berlin Iron Bridge Co, - Ea8coMr.lln' - In your own home, through % tlie mail, In 94 easy lemons ' * Only $ If yon start this week.® . Mail School, SEW' HAVEN, COMM. . ' ' - Via r.bs. ; jsi •'•'A _1_ lt| It P. A. wm on !£; Thompsonville, Conn. Itakepleasorein aiutOuncingti^t Ihaye secured theservioes ot Thomas J3>nway a drilled workman of ltag ex] assure my prtrons that l am pttpaied tnab ever before^ wants. KqMtrtaf tti Jrtfctaf' i* Wfc v ; ti -J- " • - ; <• f' V •••*- •• ifii
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THOMPSOKYILLE? OOWS^THURSDAT, MARCH 1, 1894. VOL. XIV. . NO. 43!
Banking and Financial.
rpHE R. D. & ROBT. E. SPENCER CO..
R. D. SPENCER, Manager.
ROBT. E. SPENfcER, Cashier.
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. & ROBT E. SPENCER CO.
F, E, LADO Jewelers, F, S, LflDD
Physicians and Surgeons.
EF. PARSONS, M. D.,
• PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Residence and office No. 45 Pearl street,
Thompsonville, Conn. Office hours, 8.00 to 9.00
a. m.; 2.00 to 3.00, and 6.00 to 7.30 p. m. Orders
may he left at E. N. Smith's drug store.
JNSTRUCTION ON THE BANJO.
M. F. CARNEY, Teacher of the Banjo; six
M. F. CARNEY, No. 2 Walnut street.
P. O. box 744, Thompsonville, Conn.
JpiANO AND BANJO INSTRUCTION.
JESSIE M. DOUGLASS will give instruction
on the Piano and Banjo.
Address P. O. box 253.
JP A. LAWTON.
TEACHER OF MUSIC AND ORGAN.
B. O. Box 630.
Piano-forte, Organ Playing & Harmony.
Address P. O. Box 462,
XRA F- ATITIBKT,
Teacher of iMusio,
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.
KROE&ER & SONS' PIANOS.
The Standard Pianos of the World.
A. MOELLER, Agent,
Kroeger Hall, 92 Pearl St., Hartford, Ot.
pw Tuning and repairing of Pianos attended
to at short notice. References.
Dental Parlors, *1
i Mansley's Block, Main street, Thompsonville,Ct.
Special attention |
Bridge and Gol<
iven to Crown,
Pure Nitrous Qxide Gas administered for
painless extraction of teeth*
Can be found at his THOMPSONVILLE OFFICE
(over the Bridge store)
MONDAYS & TUESDAYS All Day,
and SATURDAY Afternoons.
pure Nitrous Oxide Gas always on hand
for painless extraction.
Hair Dressing and Shaving.
Fred F. Smith's old stand, under Thompsonville
Hotel, Thompsonville, Conn. All branches
of the business done In an artistic manner.
Please give me a call.
Printers and Publishers.
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