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A Prominent Business Man Gives Advice Needed by Everybody. Test of the Lesson, Gen. xviii, 22-33—Memory Verses, 33-3G — Golden Text, G« xviii, 25—Commentary by the Rev. D.: •x .'v. • ii Residence and office No. 45 Pearl stre 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 be left at E. N JSmith's drug store. JNSTRUCTION ON THE BANJO. M. F. CARNEY, Teacher of the Banjo; six years" experience. M. F. CARNEY, No. 2 Walnut stra P. O. box 744, Thompsonville, Conn. j)IANO AND BANJO INSTRUCTION. JESSIE M. DOUGLASS will give instruction on the Piano and Banjo. Address P. O. box 258. Thompsonville, Conn. JJL A. LA.WTON. TEACHER OF MUSIC AND ORGAN. P. O. Box 630. Thompsonyille, Conn. DENSLOW KING, sim the Start, Piano-forte, OFiaa Playing & Harmony. Address P. Thompsonville, O. Box 462, Conn. Taught our students from day of entering until graduating. New students received daily. Term dating from day of entering. Catalogue free. Sessions day and evening.' Three-months' school ticket half rates on all railroads. E. E. CHILDS, Principal. 354 Main st„ Springfield, Mass. MasonryandRepairing. 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. The world is filled with weak, suffering men and women. Oh! if they could only be made well and strong how different their lives would be! And they can be so just as well as not. Read the following letter from Mr. Joseph A. Slay-ton, one of the most prominent men of Calais, Vt.: " Two years ago I was taken with the grippe. I had to take to my bed and v very sick. I came very near death, was confined to my bed for six weeks. When I got up I was very wgak and could but just get arourrtl. I employed ihysicians who did me very little good, had serious trouble with my heart, so bad that I fell and received very serious injury. I was completely run down and could not do any work on account of nervous prostration. I was thoroughly discouraged. A friend advised me to try Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy. I had to have something to help me immediately or I could not li long. Teaoher of IS/Insio, Lindsey's Block <Room 1), Thompsonville, Conn. Organs ores of Hoof Painting! arrangements with the nablesme to use in my Also agent for the finest Pianos and sold in this vicinity. Can refer to purchasers. Musical merchai scription on hand, or obtained at short King Silicate of Iron Ore Paint. of every de-t notice. Water will run pure and ; with this material. clear from roofs It covers double M i 4, KROE&ER & SONS' PIANOS. The Standard Pianos of the World. A. MOELLER, Agent, Kroeger Hall, 92 Pearl St., Hartford, Ot. Pianos attended le surface, finishes with a fine gloss, and wears >ur or five times as long as the ordinary metal- ; and oil. aip,O]R GE A. HARGRAVES, Windsor St., Thompsonville, Ct. Box 188, Thompsonville. Conn. JOSEPH A. SLAYTON, ESQ. Other medicines which I had tried did me no good. I took one bottle of Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy and it set me right on my feet. I could not help having faith in this won-medicine even if j: wanted to. It % The text of this lesson -and the title, "God's Judgment on Sodom," are. i what perplexing. The proper text for the title is in the next chapter, and it i to me that a better title for the text assigned would be "Abraham's Intercession For Sodom." I will not take up the Ies-by verse, as is my custom, but taking the topic assigned will gather some helpful lessons from the whole story in the two chapters xviii and xix. XVIII, 1-21. The Lord's visit to Abraham and communion with him. The incident of the visit of the three heavenly ones, Jehovah Himself and two angels, to Abraham, his providing food for them and their eating it under the tree is in many respects the only one of the kind in the Bible. It is true that in the days of his humiliation He dined in many homes, and even after His resurrection, did eat with His disciples (Luke xxiv, 42, 43), but before He became man this is the only in-of such intimate fellowship as a man with man. It reminds us of the fellowship that must have been in Eden and to us the coming days when the of God shall be with men, and He will dwell with them (Rev. xxi, 8). But we have a privilege now, which i to be enjoyed by very few, of the constant presence and fellowship of the Lord Je (Rev. iii, SO; John xiv, 23; H Cor. vi, 16). If we would only determine to be wholly His, and only and always His, presenting our bodies unreservedly as a living i fice, He would certainly accept and fill these temples for His glory (Rom. xii, 1,2)., The Lord's question, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do? reminds us that it is written, "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants, the prophets" (Amos iii, 7). And His own words in John xv, 15, "Ihave called you friends, for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you," show us how intimate He would like to be with us. XVHI, 22-33. Abraham's intercession for Sodom. The angels have passed on to Sodom, and we shall meet them* in the next section, but now Abraham is alone with the Lord, and feeling his own un-worthiness he yet ventures, though he be but dust and ashes (verse 27), to plead with the Lord to spare Sodom. While we wait for the coming of the Lord both righteous and wicked all die and are often taken out of this world in the same aster, cyclone, earthquake, smashup or what not, but the shall have dominion over others in morning (Ps. xlix, 14). In the truest the righteous can never perish (John iii, t The destroying of verse 23 can only to their being cut off »Abraham >N'T FORGET THE POTATOES. oi old lady sat in her old arm chair. ^ : "pr days and for weeks her only fare, " ^ she sat in her old arm-chair, i : : i Had been potatoes. ^ : : they were gone, of bad or good, .iijil she thought of the deacon over the way, •he deacon so ready to worship and pray, .Whose cellar was full of potatoes, !' • 5 said, "I will send for the deacon to come," *1 the deacon came over as fast as he could, ; to do the old lady some good, But never for once of potatoes. I for patience, goodness and grace; i when he prayed, "Lord, give us peace," „ She audibly sighed, "Give potatoes." J his prayers, lie started for home, • closed behind, he heard a deep groan; "Oh, give to the hungry potatoes!" the groan followed him all the way home; i midst of the night it haunted his room; ; "Oh, give to the hungry potatoes!" I bear it no longer; arose and dressed, i well-fllled cellar taking in haste A bag of his best potatoes. 7 r's heart leaped up for joy,, i was pale and haggard no more., " said the deacon, "shall we pray?" ' said the widow, "now you may." i would you who he§,r this simple tale, • for the poor, and praying prevail? preface your prayer with alms and good out the poor, their wants and needs; • their peace and grace, spiritual food, t and guidance—all these are good— But don't forget the potatoes! A NIGHT OF TERROR. S. ii-i • _ • • ! night, which will dwell in my with vivid distinctness while life reason are left to me, was in October, I was at that time a telegraph , stationed in the little town of upon the line of the Pacific rail-between the cities of D and Six miles farther west was the s pretentious town of Paris, upon the : road to D . was by no means a model resi- There were lager-beer gardens, j-saloons and gambling-houses out proportion to the more respectable and residences. We had had two of counterfeiters, and there was a day passed that there was not ?1 among the ruffians around us. there was a school, and a timid little woman had come from Ver- ; to teach there. I long an unprotected woman can I can only guess, for Alice been there but three months 5 consented to walk into church ) day, and walk out my wife, ill July, and we had occupied I could speak, two thriew me back in my chair,' one held a revolver to my head, and John Martin spoke: "Mr. Hill was here to tell you to stop the D train. You will not send that message. Listen. That rock is there to stop that train—put there for that pur pose. Thefe is half a million in gold in the express car. Do you understand?" "You would risk all the lives in the train to rob it!" I cried, horror-struck. "Exactly," was the cool reply. "One fifth is yours if you keep back the message. "The money has been watched all the way from San Francisco." I saw the whole diabolical scheme at once. If the train came, it would be thrown off at the embankment and easily plundered by the villians, who would lie in wait there. "Come," Martin said, "will you join us?" "Never," I cried, indignantly. "We must force you then. Tie him fast!" I trembled for Alice. If only my life were at stake, I could have borne it better. But even if we were both murdered, I could not take the blood of the passengers on the train upon my head. Not a sound came from the little room as I was tied hand and foot to my chair, bound so securely that I could not move. It was proposed to gag me, but finally concluded that my cries, if I made any, could not be heard, and a handkerchief was bound over my mouth. The door of the wash-room was closed and locked, Alice still undiscovered; then the light was blown out, and the ruffians left' me, locking the door after them. There was a long silence. Outside I could hear the step of one of the men pacing up and down, watching. . I rubbed my head against the wall behind me,and succeeded in getting the handkerchief off my month, to fall around my neck. I had scarcely accomplished this when there was a tap on the inner door. • "Robert!" Alice said. "Yes, love. Speak low. There is a man under my window." ' 'Are you alone in the room ?" "Yes, dear." "I am going to Paris. There is no man under my window, and I can get out there. I have six long roller-towels here, knotted together, and I have cut my white skirt into wide strips to1 join them. The rope made so reaches nearly to the ground. It will not take me long to reach home, saddle Selim, and reach Paris in time. Don't fear for me. under ube GbompsonviUe press. mtmcp Powder Bakin Absolutely Pure "A Cream of Tartar Baking Powder. Hlgh-of all in leavening strength."—Latest U. S. Gov. Food, Report. ; Powder Co.,1 .NewYork, f Headquarters for Skates! BARNEY & BERRY'S' Best skate made! All Prices. Skate straps and extra parts of skates. "5-A" and "Siay-On" Horse Blankets A,SS^W Published Every Thursday, by Tlie Parsons ZPxixitim.g- Co., Thompsonville, - - Conn. 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You will be so well pleased with 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 snail go just as far as possible this winter, and in getting your footwear , Ladi #s, : we can give you a good sightly shoe for $1; 25. " They are calling for v-them, and we ar6 furnishing them, too. Our. line is complete, and at most any price you want.) We shall offer a good many shoes, broken lots, at very low prices, and to keep the run .you must visit lis oftenJC We are read!y to fit you up in gloves, gen11 e-men ; give us:,fta chance and we can do it, and we wi 11 take care of the i nner man i n our Grocery d e p a r t m e n t a 1i 1 1 1 e better than; most anybody else. Don* t you be lieve^i t ? Try and see. It is business we want and business we': shall have,—if by attending strictly to business we can do bus i ness wi th you. an'd'm^iieiJV(&)'af6 steady. I know itis the best medicine and kdvise' all to "use it." ; • , If you are weak, sickly, nervous, run down, or have any nervous - or chronic disease, take Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy. It will surely cure you. The spring is the best time to take it. You can always be cured quickest at this season. Everybody-needs a spring, medicine, and there is none which will do as much for you as Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy. It is positive cure. Try it. It is a purely vegetable and harmless and is the discovery of Dr. Greene, of 35 West 14th street, New York city, the most successful specialist in curing nervous and chronic diseases. He can be consulted personally or by letter, free of charge. / ... ====== A Preacher's Farewell, V 'many/h^ comes"4o wn .V45, thenMwJtOir then 3Qand ~ 20'and finally to 10 and re^* The following from the Ram's Horn is a little old but will bear passing around again:;; ,N C-V A country minister took leave of his congregation in this very pathetic and touching manner: Brothers and sisters, I come to say good-by. • I don't think God loves this church very much, because none of you ever die. I don't think you love each other, because I never marry any of you. I don't think you love me, because you have not paid my salary; your donations are mouldy fruit and'wormy apples, and "by their fruits ye shall know them." Bi'others, I am going away from you to a better place. I have been called to be chaplain of a penitentiary. Where I go ye cannot come, but I go to prepare a place for you, and may the Lord have mercy on your souls Good-by.f Stub Ends of Thought.!^ A woman's words are not always ah ii Wjhen a woman believes she never de- Sweethearts build air castles in which they expect\o live when married, ys-: It isn't always the full pocketbook tliat runs over first. A person doesn't worry much over the lie he isn't caught in. Self-conceit is a vulgar fraction-whose numerator is "I" and whose denominator is "mine.'-' , ! Everybody should be trained to tell the truth judiciously. ^ Bad habits are i&feii^I^fl^nces of weakness. ' - v .. • "A lie is an investment which seldom pays more than one dividend. Mqrcy is the feminine gender of justice <36ives the assurance that if there are 10 ; righteous men in Sodom the city will be spared. The sequel proves that there was but one righteous man to be found (II Pet. ii, 7, 8), and while he would pass in mog of our churches today, perhaps in alii, eveli his own children had not much confidence in him. On the power of intercession consider the pleading of Moses (Num. xiv, 19, 20), and remember that evten _for such as Lot the little town of Zoarwas spared (xix, 21). 'On the other hand, note that wickedness may become! so great that the intercession of a Moses or a Samuel may not avail, nor the presence of a Noah, a Daniel or a Job suffice to deliver (Jer. xv, 1; Ezek. xiv, 14, 20). Our Lord Jesus is not represented as interceding for sinners (John xvii, 8), though He did pray for them at the.cross, but He ever liveth to make intercession for His own (Heb. vii,,25). Verse 33says the Lord went His way, and Abraham returned to his place. Separated for a little outwardly but not in heart. What a. word that is in I Thess. iv, 1.7, which shall be fully true of all believers soon—"forever with the Lord!" XIX, 12-23. The rescue of Lot. What a contrast between their ready acceptance of Abraham's invitation and the angels' preference of the street to the house of Lot (xix, 1-3) 1 Is there anything in our hearts or lives or home or business that would make the Lord or the angels desire to stay outside? In verses 12 to 14 consider how inconsistent the life of Lot must have been that his testimony should only cause his children to mock at him. In verses 15,16, see the earnestness of the angels as they take Lot and his wife and daughters by the hand to hasten their escape. In verses 17 to 20 see Lot's perverseness and lingering and evident clinging to. Sodom, but he was saved for Abraham's sake (verse 29). The angels went into Sodom; so we must go where sinners are if we would reach them. They did not mince matters, but spoke very plainly of the coming destruction. We should speak as plainly as the Bible does of hell and everlasting punishment , and the lake of fire and.brim^tone, and the worm that dieth not. The angels worked hard- to save a very few, and they but poor specimens. We cannot estimate the value of one soul. If we had only the Old Testament record, we would not think Lot a righteous man. Therefore judge nothing before the time until the Lord come (I Cor. i^-5). XIX, 24-29. The judgment upon Sodom. The Lord Jesus believed that fire and brimstohe came from heaven and destroyed Sodom and all her people and that Lot's wife became a pillar of salt (Luke xvii, 29, 82). He also believed that there was a deluge in the days of Noah and that Jonah was three days and nights in the belly of a fish (Luke xvii, 27; Math, xii, 40.) We should have no fellowship with those who think they are wiser than Jesus and teach that these -things ate not true (Gal. i, 8, 9; II John ix, 11). In the verses referred to in Luke xvii our Lord plainly teaches that when He shall come, back in His glory the conditions of affairs on earth shall be about as they were, before the deluge and in Sodom.' - It is also plainly taught that as Noah was safe in the ark before the.deluge came, Lot out of Sodom before the fire, Rahab out of Jericho before the destruction, so all true believers shall be with the Lord before He^ shall be revealed In flaming fire (Isa. xxVi,; 20, 21; Lufce xxi, 86; ReV. iii, 10). In verses 27-29 consider Abraham dwelling in peace and safety and fellowship with Jehovah at .Hebron. Learn now to dwell With'God and in God find havenotli- -r-s-t - y< S ARNICA SA^VS. -The Salver in the world for cats, braises, sores,' nlcers^ gait rhenta,, feyer sor«s, tettfff| ;# chapped hands* ohllblatos.^oriiSit ar*' .Mot business at Deering, I was obliged TOaf imiam constantly in "• the office dtLrjinjg the day and part of the evening; aind Alice herself brought me my dinher and ' supper. There was a small5 room -next the office, with a window,, but only one door, communicating jwith the larger room. Here Alice had! fitted up a dressing-table arjd mirror, a wash-stand and some shelves where, she kept pepper, salt and pickles for my offieb repasts. The two"rooms -were on the Second floor of a wooden building that stood alone. With this necessary introduction, I come to the story of that October night, and the part my blue-eyed Alice, only eighteen, and afraid of her own shadow, played in it. I ..was in the office at about half past seven o'clock, when one of the city officials came in, all flurried, saying: "Stirling, hq^e you been over to the embankment on the road to-day?" The embankment was not a quarter of a. mile from the office, on the east side. "No; I have not." ' 'It was a special Providence took me there, then. One of the great masses of rock has rolled down directly across the track. It will- be as dark as a wolf's mouth to-night, and if the midnight train comes from D , there will be a horrible smash-up." *5 * i„ ' , ",i "The midnight train must stop at Paris, ihen," I replied^^"1 will send a message." "Ye% that is what I stopped for. The other track is clear, so you need not stop the train to D "All(right, sir. I was standing at the door, seeing my caller down the rickety staircase, when Alice came up with my supper. It was hot and'I was cold, so I drew up a table, and opening can and basket, sat down to enjoy it, Time enough for business, I thought, afterwards. As I ate we chatted;' J'Any. -, messages to-day?" my wife "One from D ' for John Martin." •'John Martin!" Alice cried. "The greatest^ruffian in Deering. What was the message?" 'Midjuight train.'" '^i«That|was alL^Mr. Hill has just been in hereljfco tell me^there tea huge rock acrosst^p at the embankment, so I shall -the midnight train at Paris. The ppilehgers must wait a few hours there dnd^come on in the .morning, after " e trapMi£& cleared." ': ' s - * message,.Robert?" There is plenty of time, not reaeli Pa$is till lialf it£ not yet eights, It, Robert..^p[f_ there ^ accident you would jiever ffcj^iel£ , -Send it, while I put •, v-' *' in the wash-room, and $n • Little Alice! My heart throbbed heavily as I heard the heroic proposal, but I dared not stop her. "God bless and protect you," I said, and listened for her signal. Soon the cackling noise told me that the first step of her perilous undertaking was taken It was dark, cloudy and threatening a storm, and, as nearly as I could guess, CIOSP upon nine o'clock. I could only wait and pray. I was too much stunned even yet to realize the heroism of this timid woman, starting alone upon the dark ride, through a wild country, with a storm threatening. Nine o'clock! As the bell of the church clock ceased to strike, a rumble, a flash, told me a thunderstorm was coming rapidly. Oh, the long, long minutes of the next hour! Ten o'clock. The. rain falling in torrents, the thunder pealing, lightning flashing! Alice was so afraid of lightning! Often I had held her, white as death, trembling, almost fainting, in such a storm as this. Had she feared to start, with the storm in prospect, or was she lying somewhere on the wild road, overcome by terror or perhaps stricken by lightning? Eleven o'clock. Tlief storm over,though still the night was inky black. No sound to cheer me; none to make the hideous suspense more endufable. A host of possibilities, like frightful nightmares, chasing one another through my tortured brain. ;• t Would the next t hour never pass? Once the clock tolled midnight all was safe. • • ; . I was drenched with perspiration wrung from me by mental agony one hour; chiled with horror the next. No words can describe the misery of waiting as the minutes- dragged slowly along. In the dead silence a far-off sound struck a thrill of horror to my heart, far exceeding even the previous agoliy. Far, far away a faint: whistle came through the air. Nearer and nearer, then the distant rumble of the train, ^royjing mgre and more distinct. ^ Ifk- : The midnight down train was coming swiftly, surely to destruction. Where was my wife? Had the ruffians intercepted her at the cottage? Was she lying dead somewhere upon the wild road? Her heroism was of no avail; but was her life saved? In the agony of that question the approaching rumble of the train was far more the bitterness oi Alice lost than the doomed lives it carried. Why did I let her start upon her mad errand? I tried to move;. I writhed, in impotent fury upon my chair, forcing the cruel cords to tea? my flesh as I vainly tried to loosen even one han<^ . * The heavy train rumbled past the telegraph office. 'It was an express train and did not stop at Deering .station; but aal listened,, every sense sharpened by mental to *me tiiat the speed intently, I knew Y6u Can Save Money tertu^ ifcj) by ordering any work DOW to oe placed in position in the Spring or Summer. We have a large stock of first-class Monuments and Tablets to select from. ggp" We employ no agents to annoy prospective patrons by untimely and persistent solicitation. Estimates on al! kinds of Cemetery work chenrfully yiven. t Marble Works, Pearl St .Thompsonville. were hours, till I, heard a key turn in the door of my prison, and a moment later two tender arms were round my neck, and Alice was whispering in my ear: They will come in a few minutes, love, to set you free! The villains left the key in the door! I thought of that before I started, but there was a man in the front watching! I crept round the house, and I saw him, and so I did not dare be seen?" "But have you been to Paris?" "Yes, dear." "In all that storm?" ; "Selim seemed to understand. He carried me swiftly and surely. I was well wrapped in my waterproof cloak and hood. When I reached Paris the train Sot come from D-^—." ut it is here?" "Only the locomotive and one car. In that car-was a sheriff, a deputy sheriff and twenty men armed to the teeth, to capture the gang at the embankment. I came, too, and they lowered me from the train when the speed slackened, so that I could run here'and tell you all was safe!" While we spoke, my wife's fingers had first -untied the handkerchief around my neck; and then, in the dark, found some of the knots of the cords binding me. But I was still tied fast and strong, when there was a rush of many feet on the staircase, and in another moment light and joyful voices. - We've captured the whole nine!" was the good news. ' 'Three, including John Martin, are desperately wounded; but the surprise ;waa per|egt! Now, old fellow, for you!" ft!#: . A dozen clasp-knives at once severed coy bonds, and a dozen hands were extended in greeting. As for the praises showered upon my plucky little wife, it would require a volume to tell, half of them. The would-be assassins and jobbers were taken to D—— for trial. John Mar-, tin, on .his death-bed, turned state's evidence. His ante-mortem testimony sent the survivors to the penitentiary,^ SSMice and I; left Deering-* * fpr a more civilized community the following year.* But before we went there was an invitation sent to iis to meet a committee from IVfEW YORK, NEW HAVEN AND •11 HARTFORD RAILROAD. JANUARY 4, 1894. TRAINS LEAVE SPRINGFIELD, GOING SOUTH for New Haven and way stations, con necting with express trains for New York, at 5.45, 7.00, 9.30 and. 11.50 a. m.; 2.45, 4.30, 6.40 and 9.00 p. m. Sundays only, 7.40 a. m. LONGJUEADOW—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, 9.18 p. m. '' ENFIELD BRIDGE—6.05, 7.23, 9.53, a. m • 12 14, 8.08, 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. . K., and all points on the Connecticut River line, at 5.55, 8.04, 9.26 and 11.18 a. m.; 1.30/ 3.55* 4.40, 6.20, 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, 11.39p. 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, 9.45,11.58p. 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. * SufHeld train. 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. in.; 1.56, 4.22, 5.08, 6.48 p. m. SgpPocket TIME TABLES can be obtained from the Ticket Agents at stations. FURNITURE REPAIRING and General Jobbing! 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 his shop on South Oak street, Thompsonville, Conn. A GOOD STEEL ROOF 3 Gts. per Sq. Foot. . W The Berlin Iron Bridge Co. Write to , f East Berlin, rnrtn. that it an , and then Alice. ,Wjo, tes* from the : General or local Anatife $75 Ladles or gents. ** ; a week. Exclusive territory. TM limpid Disk Washer. Washes all the - dishes for a family in one minute; • Washes, rinses and dries them ^ without wetting the hands. Ton > push the button, the machine does the rest. Bright, polished dishes, and cheerful wives. No scalded fingers, nosolledhandsor clothiafc. 'No broken dishes,no muss. Cheap, ^ durable/warranted. Cirdfclart free, ff P. HARRISON & CO., Clerk So- «, Columbiu, 4k """•WW* Hi mP. A. Shop on High street, iii secured the services of Thomas Conway, a skilled workman of long experienc assure my prtrons that I am now ] prepared than ever before to meet wants. : ' :'»'j v. - Repairing and Jobbing in beth Weed and Iron Work promptly attended W Patronage solicited. In jronf own home, mall, In 34 easy \>vv r'ci
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A GK.VERAL BANKING BUSINESS
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F. PARSONS, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
"THOMPSONVILLE, CONN., THUBSDAT, FEBRUARY 15, 1894. Wim:
WHY CMU WORK!
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL,
LESSON VII, FIRST QUARTER, INTERNATIONAL
SERIES, FEB. 18. ?| F, E, UDO Jewelers, F, S, LflDD Why do I Get Weal
and Roe Jewelry.
We have got Special Bargains in everything
in the Jewelry line. You can save
money by buying of us. We invite you
to call when in Springfield, and make our
store your headquarters. Low prices;
satisfaction guaranteed, at 417 Main St.,
Questions That are Constantly Asked
A Prominent Business Man Gives Advice
Needed by Everybody.
Test of the Lesson, Gen. xviii, 22-33—Memory
Verses, 33-3G — Golden Text, G«
xviii, 25—Commentary by the Rev. D.: •x
Residence and office No. 45 Pearl stre
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 be left at E. N JSmith's drug store.
JNSTRUCTION ON THE BANJO.
M. F. CARNEY, Teacher of the Banjo; six
M. F. CARNEY, No. 2 Walnut stra
P. O. box 744, Thompsonville, Conn.
j)IANO AND BANJO INSTRUCTION.
JESSIE M. DOUGLASS will give instruction
on the Piano and Banjo.
Address P. O. box 258.
JJL A. LA.WTON.
TEACHER OF MUSIC AND ORGAN.
P. O. Box 630.
Piano-forte, OFiaa Playing & Harmony.
O. Box 462,
Taught our students from day of entering
until graduating. New students received
daily. Term dating from day of entering.
Catalogue free. Sessions day and evening.'
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rates on all railroads.
E. E. CHILDS, Principal.
354 Main st„ Springfield, Mass.
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.
The world is filled with weak, suffering
men and women. Oh! if they could
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their lives would be! And they can
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letter from Mr. Joseph A. Slay-ton,
one of the most prominent men of
" Two years ago I was taken with the
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was confined to my bed for six weeks.
When I got up I was very wgak and
could but just get arourrtl. I employed
ihysicians who did me very little good,
had serious trouble with my heart, so
bad that I fell and received very serious
injury. I was completely run down and
could not do any work on account of nervous
prostration. I was thoroughly discouraged.
A friend advised me to try
Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve
remedy. I had to have something to
help me immediately or I could not li
Teaoher of IS/Insio,
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