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4 - i *?f £A "" - ••"" '•" "-• 1 " jt\ fiwwi :'';V "'•" mBmst"«^ssw <mKmi ' :i^" ~ EST ABLISHED 18 80. W * :' ^ ^p7; || r-V ~ *- L ^ ^ ^ IrHOMPSOJSTYILLE, %ONJ^.,sjrHURSDAY, M&Y 81, 1894 .- *•; ; '':-'-H~f$m%k -- —^£§SI '. VOL. X V. NO. 4, ZZZZ—_____ ^ 4,$^ k:c^':"lliiiill Banking and Financial. fc: . fe- *jpHE R. D. & ROBT. E. SPENCER CO-BANKERS. CAPITAL, 525.000. R. D. SPENCER, Manager. ROBT. E. SPENCER, Cashier. OFFICE HOURS. 9.30 a. m. to 12.00 m.; 1.80 to 3.30 p. m. A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. INTEREST ALLOWED ON DEPOSITS THE B. D. & ROBT R SPENCER CO. Thompsonville, Conn. Physicians and Surgeons. PARSONS, M. D„ E.F- 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. Music, Etc. JNSTRUCTION ON THE BANJO. M. F. CARNEY, Teacher of the Banjo; six years' experience. M. F. CARNEY, No. 2 Walnut street. P. O. hox 744, Thompsonville, Conn. P A. LAWTON. TEACHER OF PIANO AND ORGAN. P. O. Box 630. Thompsonville, - - - Conn. §?•... DENSL.OW KING, —TEACHER OK— Piano-forte, Organ Playing & Harmony, Address P. O. Box 462, Thompsonville, Conn. m..- & IRA P. AXiIJEIXT, Testolier of Musio, • Lindsey's Block (Room 1), Thompsonville, Conn. Also agent for the finest Pianos and Organs sold in this vicinity. Can refer to scores or purchasers. Musical merchandise of every description on hand, or obtained at short notice. KROEGER & SONS' PIANOS. The Standard Pianos of the World. A. MOELLEB, Agent, Kroeger Hall, 92 Pearl St., Hartford, Ot. pg* Tuning and repairing of Pianos attended to at short notice. References. Dentistry. BH. THORNTON, D. D. S., • Dental Parlors, Mansley's Block, Main street, Thompsonville,Ct. Special attention | Bridge and Golc Iven to Crown, Plate Work, f -:~k 'i*ure Jiitrou3 Oxide Gas admimsterieft for painless extraction of teeth. 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CARL E, MILLEfi Manuf. and Deaier Thompsonville, Conn. F, E, LAODI Jewelers, F, S, LADD and Fine 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., Springfield, Mass. '» I! W. L. Benton & Co. Fine Perfumes—Baby Ruth, Lilac Sweets, Crab-apple Blossoms, May Bloom,"etc. TOILET SOAPS and Fancy Toilet articles in large variety. Absolutely Pure Brandy, Wines and Liq- * uors for medicinal purposes. PHYSICIANS' PRESCRIPTIONS accurately compounded from Purest Drugs. Prescription department under the charge of P. J. CAVANAUGH, clerk with the Allyn House drug-store, Hartford, for seven years. MAIN ST., THOMPSONVILLE CONN. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. LESSON X, SECOND QUARTER, INTERNATIONAL SERIES, JUNE 3. For Transportation 01 II ^ y' - '•CV , . JwIK. ; ' 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. JOHN FORG, , CUSTOM TAILOR. New Styles of Spring and Summer Goods ^ r now ready for inspection. Goods made to order in the best possible manner ; .also, Clotjies Cleaned and Repaired. Rooms in Mrs. Simpson's block, Thompsonville, Conn. The School Committee of tlie Town of Enfield hereby invite sealed proposals for the transportation of children to and from school, for the school year of thirty eight weeks, divided into terms as fol lows : September 11th to December 22d, inclusive ; January 2d to April 6th, in-; elusive ; April 23d to June 29th, inclusive. ROUTE NO. 1.—Starting from or near the present school-house in district No. 10 (Brainard), thence by main road to the Bell and High school buildings in Thompsonville, and return. 20 children to be provided for. ROUTE NO. 2.—Starting from or near the residence of A. H. Potter in district No. 12 (Bement's Brook), thence by main road to school-house in district No. 1 (Enfield street), and return. 21 children to be provided for. ROUTE NO. 5.—Starting from the four corners first east of the present Jab-bok school-house,. thence south to first four corners, thence east to the residence of John Carroll, thence south past residence of Patrick Kil-day, thence by most direct road to school-house in district No. IB (Haz-ardville), and return. 38 children to be provided for. ROUTE NO. 6.—Starting from or near the residence of Fred. Fletcher in district No. 11 (East Wallop\ thence by Forge bridge and Scitico to school-house in Hazardville, and return. 5 children to be provided for. Any person with whom a contract shall be made for the transportation of children on any of the above described routes shall furnish suitable conveyance, shall be governed by rules arid regulations to be prescribed by the School Committee, and shall also furnish suitable bonds for the faithful performance of the contract. Any further information may be had on application to Geo. F. Chapin, Thompv sonville; Joseph N. Allen, Enfield; or A.. P. Prickett, Hazardville. The Committee reserve the'right to reject any or all bids;. Bids will be opened Monday, June 11, at 2 o'clopkp. my and must be addressed to tv|| JAMES B. HOUSTON, ® ***"'- I Sec'y Town School Committee, ; U •^Thompsonville. ^ILLIS GOWDY, " J ^ ;4 FIRE INSURANCE AGENT. j V XoBses Promptly Adjusted. Claims Promptly Paid. LOWEST POSSIBLE RATES. 'i? Office, at THE THOMPSONVILLE TRUST COMPANY, Thompsonville, Conn. _ OTARY PUBLIC. PENSION VOUCHi^^^fe^^^ ' , Bonds, .Insurance Claims, and all other instruments duly acknowledged before me. r.-m FRED. O. DIJTTON, Notary Public • At A. R. Leete's store, Thompsonville. Tobacco Stems. Last chance of the season ! few ton just received at Brainard?s Agric'I Ware of Child's Kid, Spring Heel, Sole Leather Top Shoes. Just the thing for at little boy. Regular price $1.25||||TeducecL lb $1.00. Sizes 8 to 11 Have you* that Superb Ladies' Oxford?-. It Price $1.50. Ay At the THOMPSONVILLE SHOE STORE;' is a beauty. 65 Main St, TfcorapwnviHe, Ct.;; Enlarged, improved and centrally located. The Best Rread, Pastry, Cakes, Etc» to Be Found Anywhere, . Home*made and Cream Breads Graham, Bye and Brown Bread* : . Bolls, Blsctilt and Soda Biscnitt I ; Prompt and careful attention given to orders for WEDDINGS, PABTIE8 and Special Occasion^, ^ i Text of the Lesson, Kx. xil, 1-14—Memory Verses, 13, 14—Golden Text, I Cor. v, 7—Commentary by the Rev. D. 31. Stearns. :; 1. "And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying." The command of the Lord to Pharaoh through Moses and Aaron to let Israel go received from Pharaoh the reply, "I know not the Lord; neither will I let Israel go" (Ex. v, 2). Consequently plague after plague was sent upon Pharaoh and his people, if perchance he might learn who Jehovah was, obey His command to let Israel, His firstborn, go and thus escape the loss of Egypt's firstborn (Ex. iv, 22, 23), but all was in vain, and the "one plague more" (Ex. xi, 1) had to come before Israel could go free. Today 's lesson tells of that dreadful night in Egypt. 2. "This month shall be unto you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year to you." It was the seventh month of their civil year which was henceforth to be the first month of the year to them. It was the beginning of their national existence and was associated with redemption by blood. There is no life to any sinner—he has not begun to live until he has been redeemed by the precious blood of the Lamb (I John v, 12). 3. "In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of tlieir fathers, a lamb for an house." At least two suggestions are here. That each one for himself must take a lamb teaches us that each one for himself must receive Christ, and a lamb for a house teaches the Lord's pleasure in saving households. Think of Noah, Ita-hab, Lydia, the jailer and . their households (Gen. vii, 1; Joshua ii, 18; Acts xvi, 15, 34). 4. "And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbors next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls." There was no reference >o the possibility of the lamb being too small for a household. There is never any lack or failure on God's part. Failure is always on man's side, not on God's. 5. "Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. Ye shall take it out from the sheep or from the goats." See also the burnt offering, peace offering, sin and trespass offerings (Lev. i, 3; iii, 1; iv, 3; v, 15)—every offering had to be without blemish. It was never a question of the offerer's fitness, for he was never fit, but if the offering was fit or without blemish it was accepted for him (Lev. i, 4). See the antitype and application in I Pet. i, 18, 19, and see our acceptance in Eph. i. 6, 7. 6. "And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month, and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening." As C. H. M. says, each house was the local expression of the whole assembly, so that virtually there was only one assembly and one sacrifice. The lamb beinjg kept four da^S makes 'tis think of Christ, who was 'out days^thaFis, 4^900 y6ais~(ff 8)—before He was slain for us. 7. " And they shall take of the blood and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper doorpost of the houses "wherein they shall eat it." On either side and overhead, but none underfoot, for the blood must not be trampled on. The first and principal thing is to be under the shelter of the blood; then being safe by the food we are to eat the Lamb, as Jesus said, "He that eateth me, even he shall live by Me" (John vi, 57). The blood speaks of safety, and eating the Lamb is suggestive of life and fellowship. 8. "And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread, and with bitter herbs they shall eat it." The fire and the bitter herbs are suggestive of His sufferings for us and speak to us of our privilege of suffering with Him, as in Phil, i, 29, "Unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake." See also John xvi, 33; Col. i, 24; I Pet. iv, 12, 13. 9. "Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire, his head with his legs and with the purtenane'e thereof." The fierce wrath on account of sin could only be illustrated by the fire (Ps. lxxxviii, 7, 16). We are apt to make light of this wrath of God, but the Scriptures are very plain and clear upon it. Consider Gethsemane and Calvary and see what He endured to save us from the wrath to come. See I Th'ess. i, 10; John iii, 36; Rev. xiv, 9-11. Head and legs speak to us of inward thought and outward life, all of which in Him was perfect. 10. "And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning, and that which remaineth of it till the morning ye ghall burn with fire." Compare chapter xxiii, 18. The lesson seems to be that all fellowship is inseparably linked with the sacrifice. There can be no safety nor life nor communion apart from the blood of the Lamb. 11. "And thus shall ye eat it." The girded loins, the shod feet, the staff in hand, all indicated a readiness for instant departure. They were redeemed, separated, expectant, going home. Our instructions are, "Gird up the loins of your mind, be sober and hope to the end, for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ." 12. "For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast." The time of Israel's redemption and of judgment upon her oppressors had come. It is coming again in greater degree than ever and shall so far exceed the deliverance from Egypt that the former shall not eome to mind. It will be the day of the Lord's vengeance and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion (Isa. xxxiv, 8; lxiii, 4, and see also Jer. xvi, 14, 15; xxiii, 5-8). 13. "And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are, .and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you when I smite the land of Egypt." The blood being shed and sprinkled upon the door, the firstborn in every such house was safe, and all such were equally safe, regardless of their feelings in the matter. It is easy to fancy some'nervous ones who could not believe they were safe and who could therefore hardly taste the lamb because of their anxiety. 14. 1 'And this day shall be unto you for a memorial, and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations.'' It was the Lord's passover to be keptnnto Him (verse 27), but it degenerated into the Jews' passover, with the Lord left out (John xi, 55): Let us. take heed lest the Lord's supper, which isour passover feast, become 9 mere form, with no longing tat His return (I Cor. xi, 26). THE EMPTY SLEEVE. - .:/ You may talk about the pathos i f . ^ •if In the hardships of the war, You may talk about the glory ""..it Of the cause that you fought for, , " £ But there's nothing so pathetic • As the lesson we receive ' From the quiet, idle flapping - ,' Of the useless empty sleeve. ' ^ \ You may talk about the marches, The scant rations and " hard tack," Of " the last drop in the canteen " And " the empty haversack;" " There's nothing so convincing In '4 . The impressions that you leave ' • As the mute and speechless record - Of the useless emptv sleeve. You may speak of southern prisons, But their horrors could not last, rfes; Of the roar and din of battle, "Si; And, thank God, that, too, has passed j? But we see a grim reminder r . Every morn and noon and eve • SV SKJ In the living, speaking presence » Of the useless empty sleeve. Soldiers deck the graves of comrades ?!$ With the laurel that they won, . : 5 Poets sing of gallant heroes C • 1 And of deeds of great renown, 1 But there's naught in poet's anthems Or the chaplets that they weave - : 5 That can beat the touching story : Of the useless empty sleeve. , THE FIRST BATTLE. HOW THE SOLDIER FEELS WHEN HE COMES .. IN RANGE OF THE ENEMY'S FIRE. If you were to ask a dozen or more old soldiers to tell you how they felt when going into their first battle, perhaps no two would have the same impressions to relate. To most men, going for the first time into the fire of an enemy's guns on the field of battle, it is certainly a trying ordeal, an occasion attended with the most thrilling sensations, feelings full of dread and fear. No other experience in life can fitly compare with it. * A volunteer army is composed of varied classes of men; and in the variety, dangers do not always develop the same feelings or results. Men who confront death 011 a battlefield from a sense of duty are affected differently from those who, under the mere thrill of excitement, rush, like the unthinking horse, into peril heedless of cause or result. - ; f Then there is another class of soldiery, men who are—they know* not why— utterly indifferent to fate, men who are unconsciously devoid of the sense of danger, even if they do not possess that sublime trait of character called valor. Bravery does not always consist of the power or capacity to meet and defy danger, and men are often cowards when there is really no danger to face and over-. Such people are like children who are reluctant to go into a dark room, even though they are confidently assured there is no enemy there.: Shadpwavl;.. many pepple^iveU,; of home; the only consuming passion then is how to get at the enemy and punish him—and hence the rush and the shout, the incarnation of resolve, that always characterizes the charge, then on to victory or death! Once in the fire and tumult of the struggle, with the battle spirit filling and thrilling every sense; when the soldier hears and sees and feels and smells—tasting [even the sulphurous struggle—then it is that he knows no dread, no fear. The mind and heart full of that battle spirit, ;there is no room for other feelings. The man thus wrought upon has no concern about death, except it is the death of the enemy; to destroy him, to punish .that foe, every impulse and energy and other faculty of the whole nature are bent in one supreme, unreasoning, terrific struggle. If you once got a weak man into the fight he is no longer a coward. The white liver that quails and carries its possessor from the field before the enemy is in sight changes into that of the lion when the man is face to face with the foe in the struggle for life and victory under his flag. And it is the truly brave man at times who can turn and flee when he sees there is no longer virtue or honor in battling the unconquerable odds before him. BUCKLEN'S ARNICA SALVE.—The .best Salve in the world for cots, braises, sores, nicer*, 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 11. give perfect satisfaction, or njoney re-different from those just referr&jl to,* to Who may be put under the head of ' 'don't cares" young men who go inito battle with about the same feelings with which they would go into a foot race or a swim in deep water. Then there are the men with the pure, lofty natures,- the valiant and true, who go out coolly and steadily under the fire; even though there is the restrained dread in the innermost heart, even though there may be seen a slight pallor on their cheeks, the unconscious restlessness in the eye, and the evident subtle emotion' that moves the lip and the limb. Woe to the enemy who stands or cowers under the steel of such a foe. The most trying ordeal in the first battle— and in all battles, for that matter— is in the start; in the getting ready when the hour has come to move on the foe; in the movements preparatory to the action ; in the moments of prelude and before the enemy is in sight when the drum first beats the loud alarm; when the bugle blast fiercely trills the sudden summons, "Boots and saddles!" and the cry spreads like an electric flash through the startled camp that the foe is in front and that the hour of battle is now at hand. , Oh! then it is that the lieart and brains of the soldier are pierced with the wild woe of war. ' Then it is that the courageous spirit waxes or wanes. Then it is that valor begins to totter if the sure props are not there. Then it is that the soldier begins to think; and when he begins to think, he often begins to dread, and fear soon follows. In the moment between the first bugle blast or drum beat and the vision of the enemy in front, the-soldier has time for reflection; and thought has always been a prolific source of fear or reluctance to go into danger. Many tragedies have been the result of men not thinking or reflecting upen consequences. And with the soldier—when thepe comes the vision of home and wite pi:' child'or other lOved ones, Wlien th6 of these .comes and reiriaiiis betweeip( 4 man and prospective deaitk—he always lingers over the images upon the heart mirrors ; and he shrinks from the separation of the grave, even if he does not exhibit cowardice. It is not paerely a conscience that makes cowards of us all; but in the workings of the brain otherwise, when men have the time to jfchink, they- turn away from the dangers that are in front to. the loved that are behind them; and th$n comes, as II-have said, the dread of that something hereafter so keenly felt'and acknowledged by Hamlet. ' - But aiijsoon as the soldier gets up under the enemy¥ fire: as soon as he finds he is being shot at, and the opportunity is given him to return the fire; as soon as he sees the real enemy in front, and the battle is upon him,—then it is .that ail . the trouble .and all the dread of battle are over with that soldier who has any of the elements of manhood in him. Then the man naturally-wants to return the fjie; then comes the bending of the e Once In is no time to time for the loved A Personal Reminiscence. Editor Thompsonville Press: I think the facts will bear me out in the assertion that duringthe twelve years of my residence in your village, I stood upon the platform on varied occasions, as a speaker, for the entertainment or disappointment, as it might happen, of the citizen of Thompsonville, more hours than any other contemporaneous layman. This is perhaps a bold assumption, yet I think it will not be disputed on reflection. I can also honestly aver that with all my subsequent experience, I never quite surrendered my partiality for Thompsonville audiences, the audiences of my first love. Will not these facts justify one reminiscence, though very personal, since it covers an occasion that, was of public interest at the time, and marked my initiation into the ranks of Thomp-sOnville's then ample list of public speakers. It was also an occasion of immeasurable distress to the writer, although it has ever since been recalled with much amusement. I may of course, as the chief party in interest, be widely off in my presumption; but I think the narra- Itive cannot fail to have an amusing inter- It for the many still living who wfire •resent in the audience on the occasion iferred to, as they now for the first time line acquainted with its inside history, h nay arrival in Thompsonville in I(^ug. 31st) theHev. John Lovejoy '"Ji- * -hurehj~ .I lie fact that Mr. Lovejoy was a ^together too- good, too' unselfish, a adlioo unworldly to make a success of anything in this life except in what pertained to his religion and to his ministerial :«salling. In all that related to these he was unimpeachable and as brave and strong as a devotee should be, but in all else he was one of the most modest, retiring and diffident of men. He was in truth, a saintly elder without spot or guile. His mind was well stored with the learning essential to his calling. His memory was a treasure-house of theological lore. His bible by chapter and verse was at his tongue's end as he demonstrated so remarkably in his preaching. With all his equipment he was not in his conversational style, a forcible preacher, although always an interesting and instructive one. Nature never designed him for an orator. He lacked the personal energy and force essential to much influence with an audience, especially a Methodist audience. I always felt that he was much better adapted to a Congregational than to aMethodistpulpit. Bethatas it might, to know him well was to admire him greatly. I soon fell in love with the dear old gentleman, and his benign face and massive form, appearing in my office doorway about 4 p. m. seemed always like a benediction, and many otherwise dull hours were spent in pleasant conversation with him. One afternoon while I was still living in what was then the Barber building, east of the hotel, I had undertaken to unpack and arrange a box of books that had never been opened in Thompsonville, aS they were of little interest, once read. In this box, when packed, I had placed the manuscript of a lecture, (my very first effort in that line) which I took out and threw upon the office table. In May 1861, I happened to be visiting in Town-send, Mass., and on one of the then popular occasions of "throwing the flag to the breeze," I was enticed into making a very short speech, which was well received. This incident alone suggested the preparation of this more elaborate effort, Under the caption, "The present crisis, its causes and its cure. " This essay was delivered to a fair audience, by request, in the Townsend town hall, immediately after its preparation, while I had great pride in it as my first-born. While arranging the books referred to, I had a hasty call to Suffield. During my absence Mr. Lovejoy dropped in, and as he needed some medicine, decided to wait.. It proved a long wait, in. which he picked up this^ manuscript, became interested in it, and by the time of 'my *e-tum he had skimmed it pretty thorough-ly^^ pan recall his blushes now as he neefflerely, but elaborately apologized for. the lihiorty.he had taken, but seeing the date of its delivery minuted on the margin, he had presumed to read it, and warmly expressed the interest he had taken' in'itf perttsal. , He asked me for its history wnteh; I gave him, and on. re-ceivuig his nq^ticinte he left without say-i n g ' . i n o r e . ' \ On the following Monday afternoon he Oalled again and told me he had consulted, his official board the day before and all had agreed with him that it would be }u8t the thing to ask me to repeat that ecture, on his voucher, for iter interest, fortM to® funds being' niwed fo* the sick and wounded soldiers. I wqs a^tSatrlflte day. He flushed op^Tbto eyes, as he could bluslylike a girl, and I saw he was greatly _ disappointed, so I went, on to -say that I would a new -lecture and would it later oil far, the benefit to* and it wodd be- time- . and satisfactory to (as\ which $4. fi™|/on? t 5 ' right - in ith the ideadfianofcher lecture, case in, yrhioh h^ native POWDER Absolutely Pure. A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest of all In leavening strength.—Latest U. S. Government Food Report. ROYAL BAKING POWDER Co., 106 Wall st„ N. Y. Insurance anil Heal Estate. FIRE INSURANCE at as low rate as can be obtained. Investment Life Insurance placed in all the desirable forms (both sexes.) Renting Houses, Collecting Rent*, and Caring for Real Estate a Specialty. Legal Paper* Carefully Drawn. Pension Vouchers Executed, (Checks cashed free of charge.) Insurance Claims, Bonds, Deeds, etc., acknowledged before me. Steamship Tickets. R. DONALD SPENCER, Notary Pnblic. Office opp. Postoffice, Thompsonville, Conn. contributions must go forward the very next week. He knew the people would be greatly interested in hearing the lecture, as he had been greatly interested in reading it. Notices could be read from the several pulpits on the next Sabbath morning, and the lecture could be given in the evening, and we would have a full house, and for the cause a good collection could be taken, and nothing would be charged for lighting or warming the church. He said much more, and was so intent on the matter that I was silenced but dissatisfied, as I yielded a reluctant consent. For the next few days I was on the rack. When I thought of that coming ordeal with that stale and callow lecture, I would have a feeling of "goneness" creep up within me, as though the diaphragm had dropped out and left heart and lungs suspended. With all my ambftion to become recognized as a public speaker; with all my conceit as to my unfledged powers in that line, I had felt no inclination, since the evening of February 22d, '62, to rush onto the platform in Thompsonville. I had then listened to some rattling examples of Thompsonville oratory, and had been greatly impressed with their excellence. I had then decided that if I ever did go upon the platform, it must be under conditions entirely satisfactory to myself at least. Instead of this, I was being rushed on against my own judgment. I stood the torment until Thursday evening, when I made up my mind and set my teeth, and wrote a note to Mr. Lovejoy apologizing for my backdown, but firmly insisting upon my release. He had left me carefully alone after extracting my promise, but my note brought him around Friday afternoon, reinforced by one of his official board, Erastus Olmsted. They informed me that the preparations had all been completed, and the notices were then in the hands of the ministers, not only of Thompsonville, but of Enfield street and Hazardville, and it was too late to dpaw back withoutawk wardexplanations, even if thei we^,willing, wMchJthey were not. ' ** mtFthafrmine'w&a over, for. having held me" up to my promise. I really felt thEit I was a hopelessly entrapped victim, and again most reluctantly yielded. The dreaded Sunday evening came all too soon. I did not have the courage to attend church in the morning and hear the lecture announced. For a special reason I can recall that I returned from Agawam at 6.30 p. m. I was alone in my office for an hour, and as the minutes sped by I scored a continuous increase in my trepidation, self distrust and goneness. To me it was a great crisis. I just prayed for a sudden and imperative call that would snatch me out of my unhappy environment and make my appearance at the church impossible; but no call came. I glared at the manuscript savagely; I hated it intensely; I wanted to tear it in ribbons and jam it in the stove; I regretted that I had not done so when I wrote my note of withdrawal. Presently I heard the church bell. Many an unfortunate has heard the knell sound for his execution with less distress. How could I face that ordeal as I felt? Then came the intermittent tramp of feet, as they went towards the church. A desperate resolve seized me. I would rush up to the stable in the rear, get a. team and drive off under cover of darkness to see an imaginary patient. I seized my hat, shawl and case, and was down stairs and outside in quick order. I let approaching footsteps pass by and then stepped out and around towards the office door of the hotel. Just as I came in the full glare of the light from the office windows the voice of Mr. Sylvester Vanhorn greeted me with, "Come, come, doctor, it is time you was going our way." He and his wife were leading a group of half a dozen. Thus unexpectedly challenged, I had not the presence of mind to tell the plump lie on the spot, that I had a sick call a-nd could not be at the church, so the opportunity was lost. I answered something §,nd looked into the hotel door as a feint, and then went back to my office half mad and half glad. Half glad because as I climbed the stairs I realized that there would be some in that ^ audience, who would be pointedly inquisitive about the sudden call that had caused the 110 in Silver To lie Absolutely Given Away. How It Will be Done! We have had made a number of keys, one of which will unlock the money-box now on exhibition in our store. We have placed in this box §10 in Silver, and 011 and after July 4th, 1894. each holder of one of these keys will be permitted to try to unlock the box. If your key unlocks the box you will be given the contents absolutely free. How to Get a Key! Every cash purchaser of goods at our store to the amount of 2oc or over, will be given a key, gratuitously, with each purchase. PRESERVE THE KEY and buy your Drugs, Medicines, Prescriptions, Toilet Articles, Fancy Goods, Perfumes, etc., of George R. Steele, APOTHECARY, Main & Prospect Sts., Thompsonville, Ct $be ftbompsonvUle press. Published Every Thursday, by TDaue ^Parsons 3Priaa.tiaa.g- Co., Thompsonville, - - Conn. " " - .. .'dm -J*« 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 months, 40 cents. Postage prepaid by the publishers. Papers are forwarded until an explicit order is received by the publishers for their discontinuance and until payment of all arrearages is made, as required by law. 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 ap plication. Births, Marriages, and Deaths inserted free. Resolutions of condolence, 5 cents a line. THE PRESS will be for sale at ohn Hunter's, and by news boys, every Thursday evening. Copies folded ready for ! nailing can also be had at Hunter's or at this oflice. At Hazardville, at the store of Wm. A. Smith. At Windsor Locks, at C. F. Cleveland's news rcoir. • ' -V p [Concluded on M page.] butwhatthey tffehtbe . . , It Don't Cost riuch STo get well. . • Only a dollar or two and a little faith. - §p . PL .... The case bf Mrs; 'Lillie Meyer, of Brooklyn, N. Y., is an example. Some time JJ ago she be- M gan to feel > rsharp pains ^ j|fn herabdo- V Jmen, with £ bearing-down feeling and ains in her .octors, and 5 . £NM. ULUi M . At last, a friend told IICT of Eydia E. Pinkhairis Vegetable Compound^ and, after using it, the pain left her, and menstruation now comes without ^Your druggist will tell you what a great rtiedicine this is, dollar. You s6£, it don t cost., much ta get-weE. ^ pel tumbre from the Uterus m "* 1stp ^ TJnion-inade in our Boston Factory from the finest of Imported Tobacco and guaranteed to suit. BOSTON CIGAR AND TOBACCO CO. Rag-Carpet Weaving! At J. URE'S, Thompsonville, Conn. No. 8 Garden st., east of Pearl st. P. O. box 82. Carriages! I can and will save money to buyers. My expenses are not one-fourth of other dealers; I have one of the largest and finest stocks of all grades and prices. Top Carriages, Concord Buggies, Banner Buggies; Business, Farm and Carpenters' Wagons; Extension-Top Carryalls, Canopy-Top Surreys, and lots of second-hand wagons. Come and see me if in want of any kind of a wagon. Harnesses, heavy and light, at lowest prices. N. BUTTERWORTH, Springfield, Mass. cam WALL book, " Instructions | AT MANUFACTURERS' PRICES. Local dealers cannot compete with us* Send 10c. for postage and we will forward samples _ _ of the latest styles and onr book"" — ~~" How to Order and Hang Wall Paper." _ Handsome Gilt Paper, 5c. per roll. Agents and paper-hangers wanted in each town to sell from large sample books, price $1.00. This is the season to coin money. ROBERT B. BRADLEY, 704 Grand Ave., New Haven, Conn. PAPER I would inform my old customers, and the public generally, that I have just received a stock of • :; Window and Ornamental Glass, and hSVing made arrangements with some of the largest Door, Sash and Blind manufacturers in New England, I will keep on hand a large stock, and prepared to furnish you with ^ Doors, mm and ^ at reasonable rates. Also. Fails of All Ki in pound, keg or ton lots, as low as the lowest. Scrain Wire, •oulding, Etc. Shall add to my stock as arrange-mnets are completed^ "saaaai : Sons po., South Main We have recently purchased a new and 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. We defy honorable competition. Give us a call or drop us a line before placing your orders. The Parsons Printing Company, t- Thompsonville, Conn iiailroads. y'-'im ' ' ~>4 NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN AND 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, 9.80 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, 9.18 p. rn. 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, 9.58A. 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 <&.8.01, 3.30, 5.17, 7.25, 9.4S p. m. mam if® T- RAINSUEAVE AHARTFORD, GOING NORTHKS -1J - J ' _ ti|e Boston & AlKanj;v-./.r * R., and all points on the Connecti- C l^';cut River line, at 5.55, 8.04, 9.26 and " Ml. 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, 11.80 a. m.; ' 1.44, 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, 11.52 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, 0.36, 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. SUFFIELJ) 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. JgfPocketTiME TABLES can be obtained from the Ticket Agents at stations. FURNITURE REPAIRING Jind General Jobbing! Reliable work at ;u.>derate 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. B THE—x x ERLIN RIDGE o Of. East Berlin, Conn. Can Sell You a GOOD IRON OR STEEL ROOF For per sqr. foot. Write for particulars - New System oj Actual Business Practice From the Start, Taught our students from day of entSeMng 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. P. A. CR0MBIE, Stop M110 SfrMfi Thompsonville, Conn. Itakepleasurein announcing that I have ^ secured the services of Thomas Conway; A a skilled workman of long experience,and" V assure my prtrons that I am now better , ^ prepared than ever before to meet their 1.
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