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I LOWEST POSSIBLE RATES. at THE THOMPSONVILLE TRUST COMPANY, Thompsonville, Conn. j$si& Ice » DONALD SPENCER. ^ * GENERAL INSURANCE AGENT, Thompsonville, Conn. gflRB, LIFE and ACCIDENT Insurance represented. LOWEST RATES. LOSSES 8|S pS promptly adjusted. before taking or renewing a policy. OTABY PUBLIC. v PENSION VOUCHERS EXECUTED. Bonds, Insnrance Claims, and all other instruments duly acknowledged before me. FRED. O. DUTTON, Notary Public ;;At A. R. Leete's store, Thompsonville. p jjj— r— • —r: Oil when you see the bargains forl895. The styles are elegant, quality the best, prices very low. Mwtme Brainard's Warehouse.; m*. : pUI,7BEPASESi) .:_ . , to supply the public with goodOoal in any quantity at short notice. Keep in stock a supply & mk. Furnace Coal I Ordere for coal or wood can be left at my residence. IC&urch sfc< Thompaottvijle. xix. 25. "And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tempted Him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" After the discourse of tho last lesson on humility Jesus rebuked James and John for their uncharitableness and zeal, which was not of God, after which He sent out the 70 to heal the sick and preaoh the kingdom (Luke ix, 49, to x, 16). Then follow probably the events and teaching of John vii, 2, to x, 21, after which the 70 return and report as in Luke x, 17-24, after which comes the lesson of today, in which the lawyer, one of the wise and prudent of verse 21, is instructed concerning eternal life. The lawyer was not so anxious to obtain eternal life as he was to try Jesus, and like those of chapter xi, 54, get Hira to say something whereby they might ao-cuse Him. 26. "He said unto him: What is written in the law? How readest thou?" This lawyer was supposed to be well versed in the law of Moses, and therefore to that the Lord directed him. Many questions are asked today which should be answered by: What is written? How readest thou? instead of by argument or words of ours. 27. "And he, answering, said, Thou shalt love the Lord, thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind, and thy neighbor as thyself." He quoted promptly and correctly from Deut. vi, 5, and Lev. xix, 18. Ho did not lack knowledge. He could quote from the Scriptures better than many among us, but mere knowledge of the truth does not save any one. It is the reception and application of tho truth, or rather of Him who is the truth, that gives eternal lifo. 28. "And He said unto him: Thou hast answered right. This do, and thou shalt live." If any one could perfectly keep the law of Orod from his youth up, as summarized in the quotations of this lawyer, he would have life and need no Saviour, or, as it is written in Gal. iii, 21, "If there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by tho law." There is nothing wrong with or lacking in the law. The failure is in guilty man, who cannot keep God's holy law and whose mouth is shut by it (Rom. viii, 3; iii, 19). 29. "But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor?" He could not say he had kept the law, it condemned him and proved him guilty, but ho was not willing to own it and plead guilty. He would rather, if possible, establish his own righteousness, thus proving himself ignorant of God's righteousness, even the Christ with whom he was talking, who is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believ-eth" (Rom. x, 3, 4; II Cor. v, 21). 80. "And Jesus, answering, said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jerioho and fell among thieves, which Btripped him of his raiment and. wounded him and departed,, leaving him half dead.'' By a clear and simple lllu^fatlon^fegus .... forlorn and Eelpless condition of the sinner whom satan has cast down, but the sinner is wholly and not half dead (Eph. ii, 5). 81. "And by chance there came down a certain priest that way, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side." The priest's lips should keep knowledge (Mai. ii, 7), but Jesus said to the lawyers that they had taken away the key of knowledge, not entering themselves and hindering those who would enter (Luke xi, 52). He also pronounced a woe upon the lawyers because they loaded people with burdens which they themselves would not touch with one of their fingers (xi, 46). 32. "And likewise a Leyite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him and passed by on the other side." Levi is the third person of whom it is said in Scripture that he walked with God (Gen. v, 24; vi, 9; Mai. ii, 6), but not all of his posterity walked with God, or there would not be this record of this one. The Le-vites were joined with the priests in the ministry of the temple (Num. viii, 19). 83. "But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was, and when he saw him he had compassion upon him." Let us remember that Jesus is talking to a Jewish lawyer; that priests and Levites were the highest and supposed to be the holiest of religious dignitaries among the Jews, and that Samaritans were a class with whom the Jews had no dealings (John iv, 9). Therefore Jesus is finding something good in a despised outsider, as we might say, in speaking thus of this Samaritan. 84. "And went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn and took care of him." Here is a wonderful man surely, an outcast in Jewish eyes, a worse than a nobody in the eyes of priests and Levites, but see his conduct and observe that it is the Lord Jesus who is telling us all this and learn at least one thing—that it is not outward name or fame that the Lord looks upon, but actions and motives. 85. "And on the morrow, when he departed, he took out twopence and gave them to the host and said unto him, Take care of him, and whatsoever thou spendest more when I come again I will repay thee." If the poor, helpless one is suggestive of the sinner, who can the good Samaritan be but Jesus Himself, an outcast and despised by the Jews, a nobody in the eyes of priests and Levites, scribes and Pharisees, yet see His heart full of compassion as He goes about doing good. 86. "Which now of those three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him. that fejl among the thieves?" Jesus has not direct ly answered the question, "Who, is my neighbor?" but He has told His story.' He has shown the picture, and now He would have the lawyer answer his own question. Do not fail to notice in the last verse the words, "When I come again, I will repay thee," and compare Luke xiv, 14; Rev. xxii, 12. 87. "And he &aid, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him,1 Go and do thou likewise." All commands to do good things addressed to unsaved people are to convince them of . their Inability to do the same, that so they may confess their sinfulness and helplessness and receive Jesus as their salvation. This is the work of God that ye believe on Him, and to. believe on Him is to receive Him (John vi, 29; i, 12). Until we receive Him we are still in the flesh and therefore cannot please God (Rom. viii, 8, 9). Tie remaining verses of Luke z show us that He Himself is tbe one thing needful for saints as woll as sinners. .. V John and Peter, Robert and Paul, God in His wisdom created them all; John was a statesman, and Peter a slave, , Robert a preacher, and Paul was a knave. Evil or good, as the case might be, White or colored, or bond or free, John and Peter, Robert and Paul- God in His wisdom created them all. Out of earth's elements mingled with tUme, Out of life's compounds of glory and shame, Fashioned and shaped by no Will of their own, And helplessly into life's history thrown; Born by the law that compels men to be, Born to conditions they could not foresee, John and Peter, Robert and Paul- God in His wisdom created tliem all. John was the head and heart of his state, Was trusted and honored, was noble and great. Peter was made 'neatli life's burdens to groan, And never once dreamed that his soul was his own; Robert, great glory and honor received, For zealously preaching what no one believed ; While Paul of the pleasures of sin took his fill, And gave up his life to the service of ill. It chanced that these men in their passng away From earth and its conflicts, all died the same day. John was mourned throughout the length and breadth of the land ; Peter feil 'neath the lash of a merciless hand; Robert died with the praise of the Lord on his tongue, While Paul was convicted of murder, and hung. John and Peter, Robert and Paul- God in His wisdom created them all. Men said of the statesman, " How noble and brave;" But of Peter, alas ! " He was only a slave Of Robert—'Tis well with his soul, it is well," While Paul they consigned to the torments of hell. Born by one law, through all nature the same, What made them differ, and who was to blame? John and Peter, and Robert and Paul- God in His wisdom created them all. Out in that region of infinite light, . Where the soul of the black man is a-s pure as the white- Out where the spirit, thro' sorrows made wise, No longer resorts to deception and lies- Out where the flesh can no longer control The freedom and faith of the God-given soul, Who shall determine what fate shall befall John or Peter, Robert or Paul ? John may in wisdom and goodness increase, Peter rejoice in infinite peace, Robert may learn that the truths of the Lord Are more in the spirit and less in the word. And Paul may be blessed with a holier birth Than the passion of men had allowed him on earth. John and Peter, Robert and Paul- God in His wisdom created them all. THAT VALENTINE. A young man of twenty-five stood in a handsomely furnished drawing-room. In one hand he held a hat—a hat which looked all the more shabby from contrast with the rich curtains against which it brushed. In "the other hand he hel4 the ro- " BCCKLBN'S ARNICA SALVB.—The best Salve in the world for cuts, bruises, sores, ulcers; salt rheum, fever sores, tetters chapped hands, chilblains, corns, and all skin eruptions, and positively cures piles, or no pay required.- It is guara&te<ed to give perfect, satisflMtioni ofe tooiiiegr Refunded. Price, 25 cents per bo*. < for sale at 35. J*. 8xaith'» drag stoya. ^ The girl was speaking. "Mamma says^—that"—— Her voice trembled. ' V"'.- "Well, what does she say?" "She says that you mustn't—you mustn't come" There was more faltering. ' 'That I mustn't come here any more?" "Y£s." "Well, your mother is right in this; at least for the present. What else does she say?" "That I'm not to O, I can't do it." "Well, go on." "I'm not to correspond with you or hear from you ever, ever, ever." The last three words were spoken in despair, with a crescendo intonation. "Right again. ' Now, Kitty, I understand your nfiother's purpose well. It is to many you to a rich man. She wishes your fortune to be added to fortune." "But I haven't any fortune." "Your mother has a'very large one." "Then why can't she let us be happy?" and she dashed away a tear—a tear of mingled disappointment and vexation. "Kitty!" called a cold, imperious woman's voice in an adjoining room. "Yes, mamma, in a minute." "Good-by," he said. "We must do as she wishes; at least now. If I could take you I would, but I can't and the prospect isn't hopeful. Better forget me, Kitty." ' 'I will not!" cried the girl passionately. She put both her arms about him and held him. "Kitty," he said, disengaging himself and looking her squkre in the face with a pair of honest eyes, "if the day ever comes when I can take care of you on a small income, will you leave her"—pointing to the adjoining room—"and come to me?" "Yes." ' "Then you shall hear from me; not through her, but direct." "She won't let me have your letter." "I'll find a way to reach you." "Catherine I" called the voice iri the other room, "more imperious than before. He moved into the hall. The girl followed him. He caught her in his arms again and held her for a few moments, during which it seemed to the mother in the adjoining room that the clock on the parlor mantel was ticking very loud. Then he was gone. Kitty flew back into the drawing-room and to the window. The look he gave her as he turned his head for the last time was very sad and very earnest, but it was a resolute look. "I can't—I can't bear it," she said to herself mournfully, as he disappeared from her sight. ; * ^t'Kitty," called the mother again, this time in a more kindly tone. The daughter entered the sitting-rOom and stood in the presence of her mother. She was the picture of unhappiness. Her form was too young, her cheek too round, her brow too smooth to present such a picture. She was barely eighteen, and this was the first trouble shfe had ever known; Mrs. Cloverlie was sitting in a high backed chair of antique pattern. She was knit-ting. Tl)ere was a rigid look on her face, a squareness about her mouth that indicated a strong will. Quoomej be my age you will thank me for this." "Perhaps so, mamma." She. was summoning all her own will power to keep from bursting into tears. "You told Mr. Horton all I directed you to tell him?" asked the mother, still plying her fingers on her knitting. "Yes, mamma." "That he was not to come here any more?" "Yes, mamma." "You will not communicate with him?" "Yes mamma." "What do you mean?" demanded the mother, fixing her eye severely upon her daughter. "I mean no, mamma." "Can I depend upon you?" "Y-e-s, mamma. At least I think so." "You think so." "I will try, mamma." "Come here," said the mother. The daughter approached. Mrs. Clover-lie drew her down and imprinted a kiss upon her cheek. The kiss was to gild the pill she was forcing her daughter to swallow. Kitty seemed to understand that this was to end the interview. She went out of her stately mother's presence and upstairs to her own room. There she threw herself on the bed and the tears that had been ready to come burst forth in a torrent. * * * * * * * Mrs. Cloverlie touched an electric bell. A servant with a neat white apron ruffled at the bottom and a French cap entered. "Jane," said the mistress, "hereafter when the mail comes you are to bring it directly to me." "Yes'm." "And remember in no case to give any letter to Miss Kitty." "Yes, m'm." "Not even if it is addressed to her." The servant was about to withdraw. "Jane," called the mistress. Jane paused. ' 'Hereafter I shall give you §10 a month extra. This will be for taking care of tho mail. Do you understand?" Jane signified that she understood. Indeed she comprehended perfectly. She knew very well that if any letter were suffered to pass through from the postman direct to Miss Kitty, her extra allowance as mail superintendent would cease, and that she would get her discharge besides. * * * * * * * It was about six weeks after all this happened that Mr. Tom Horton entered the office where he was employed at $75 a month, took off his coat, put on a light one, with ink marks on the sleeve, which admirably represented; a on the - head of printed "Daily Reports^Tom was a clerk in an insurance office. "The president would like to speak with you," said a boy, who suddenly poked his head into the compartment where Horton worked and withdrew it as suddenly. - Tom got down off his stool, changed his coat, and went to the president's private office. 'Mr. Horton," said the president, "the superintendent of the state insurance department will come next week to examine into our condition. I want you to figure the re-insurance fund." 'All right, sir," said Tom, somewhat surprised at being called on for this duty. 'And, Mr. Horton," the official went on, looking at Tom knowingly, "it is necessary that it should be so figured as to show no impairment of our capital." Tom was astonished. "I can't figure it any other than the true way, Mr. Lester," he said, flushing up. Mr. Horton," the president went on in an insidious tone, "there is a great deal of latitude in these figures; no one really knows what they are. They are all assumed." Tom said nothing. The president was sitting sideways at his desk, tapping on it lightly with the fingers of his right hand. How would you like to be assistant secretary, Mr. Horton, with a salary of $5,000 a year? I am considering the propriety of offering you that position." "Not at such a price," said Tom. His eyes were big as saucers. All this was a frightful revelation to him. He saw only a man more than double his age tempting him. "I will make no figures that are not correct," he added, firmly. Don't you think you are a trifle squeamish?" "No, sir." Tom began to get angry. "And you decline?" v .. . ,, ' •••••: "I do, most assuredly."', ' "Very well, sir," said the president quietly. "You may go back to your desk." Tom did go back to his desk—not to write, but to lay his head on it with a crushed sensation about his heart. He did not doubt for a moment that his discharge would soon follow. Of course there would be some pretext, but the discharge was sure to come. Then he thought of the assistant secretaryship and the 15,000 a year and Kitty, and got up and took his hat find went out into the fresh air. It didoft seem possible for him to return to the office. Indeed, he remained away ialllhe afternooi^When he went to his desk he found an order to go to the president's office. Tom felt no more doubt as to what he was called there for than of-his own existence. He proceeded up the three or four steps which led to Mr. Lester's room and stood again in the presence of the official who held his destiny in his hands 'Mr. Horton," the president began in amatter of fact, business lilip tone, "this being thp last of, December,' we are arranging our force for the coming year.'||f; Tom shuddered. / v , - - ^ "WS are going'to dischai^ sev^r"1 of the clerks, as,.we kam nJor|,. J It was coming out as Tom had expected. He turned pale. "In fact we are to have a complete reorganization." Mr. Lester stopped and looked oyer a paper on which there was a long list of names. Tom's heart stopped, too. 4 "Mr. Warren is to be vice-president next year," the president went on. Tom was obliged for the information, but didn't see Jbow it concerned him. "And Mr. Minks is to be secretary in Mr. Warren's) place." "Yes, sir." "There is to be a new assistant secretary appointed to'take charge of all the securities." "Just so,'] said Tom, by this time scarcely knbwing what he was saying. He wished h^s discharge would be spoken and over witih. A boy entered with a telegram. Mr. Lester readmit and studied over it. Meanwhile he deemed to have forgotten that he was not alone. "Ah!" hp said, suddenly, "where was I? Oh, yes,|l remember." ' 'Mr. Horton, you are doubtless a very honest young man." Tom did not reply. He saw no necessity for taunts because he would not be dishonest. ./ "But a veiy stupid one." Still Tomi had nothing to say. He stared at th$president. "If you kiiew as much about the affairs of the company as you might know, you would see tqie absurdity of my asking you to tamper wS^th the 'statement.' Our net surplus is $750,000." Tom began) to open his eyes. "We want some one whom we can trust to take care of our $3,000,000 of securities. \Mr. Warren recommended you, but the trust is too great to bestow on any one without at least one test. I have applied such a test with a satisfactory result." If Tom h id been wonder stricken before during t ie interview, he was now paralyzed wi ;h astonishment. "You will; >e elected assistant secretary at the annual meeting next week, and your salary will be §5,000 a year." "You dofiMmean it, sir," gasped Tom. "I certainly do;" said the president, smiling. 'J?You may be ready to enter on your duties on the 10th of January. The direotofelmeeting will occur on the 9th.". £ jig;- - f: - "Are yoU;|£ure they will elect me?" asked Torn,;with a sudden stopping of his heart. ' ,, "I_matt; ly," replted the president $ aia^Gpnapanj that way; he's too practical." She threw tire valentine on a table carelessly, and sitting down by a window took up a book. She had read half a dozen pages when something seemed to sting her right in the center of the brain. She sprang to the valentine, seized it eagerly, read and re-read it, turned it wrong side foremost, upside down and cat-a-cornered. Then she held it up to the window to look through it. After that she laid it on the table and rubbed her hand all over the surface, both the face and back. Presently her eye took in a word composed of six first letters of as many lines—the word "letter." That gave her the clew. In a moment she read, "A letter at postoffice." The valentine was a simple acrostic. A neighbor opposite looking in at Kitty's window remarked that Miss Cloverlie had gone stark mad. She was whirling around the room holding a letter above her head, like a lunatic. * * * * -*" * * "Is there anything for Kitty Cloverlie?" asked a timid voice of a man standing behind a diminutive window at the general delivery of the post-office. "What name?" asked the man brusquely- "Kitty Cloverlie," repeated the girl, blushing. "Nothing for Kitty Clover!" said the man after looking over the letters in "C." - "Cloverlie," said Kitty nervously. "Can't you speak louder, miss?" "Cloverlie!" repeated the girl scarcely above a whisper, though she thought she was shouting, and in terror lest some one except the delivery clerk would hear her. "There's one for Miss Catherine Cloverlie," said the man, tossing jfer a note. Kitty seized it and stuffed it in her pocket. Then she went home, and locked herself in her room and read her letter four times without intermission. It was from Tom Horton, and informed her of his good luck, and reminded her of her promise to go to him whenever he should be able to take care of her. Kitty laid down her note, and cried a little, and then laughed a little, and then she took it up and read it twice again. That evening Mrs. Cloverlie was sitting by the lamp on tl\e table in the library reading a magazine. Her daughter was on the lounge pretending to read also. "Mamma," she said suddenly, and evidently after some effort at plucking up courage. "What is it, dear?" "Supposing," said Kitty; "supposing that Tom should be promoted in his busi- 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.. 10C Wall st„ N. Y. (For The Press.) Kits of Rural Philosophy. ipo&sibiliiy youi i^ould Tether p&y $5,000 ih than $1,000 to a man I'm not sure of.";^T", "And yoii^re sure of mef - "Perfectly;" Tom tried to say something, but there was a choking sensation about the throat which prevented. Mr. Lester bowed him out politely, and he went to his desk. * * ^ * * a * "A letter foriMiss Kitty, m'm." Jane handed1, her mistress an envelope on a silver salver. It was covered over with flowers and naughty looking little cupids, stamped on the paper, except a small island space jn the center for the address. ' 'I expects it's a tfalingtine," said Jane. JThe mistress did not reply. The writing somewhat resembled that of a Mr. Flint, an elderly suitor for Miss Kitty's hand, and one who would be decidedly acceptable to her mother. Mr. Flint was a millionaire. "fl" "Bring me some warm water, Jane." The water was brought, the gum softened and out came a valentine. The matron read the contents over two or three times to be sure there was nothing in it indicating that it could be from Tom Horton. ^2, "What norisense s'oihe people can write. If John Flint wrote that he's a fool," she muttered. But that mattered not. Flint had millions to gild his "straightened forehead." Mrs. Cloverlie put the valentine back in the envelope, sealed it over and directed Jane to take it to Miss Kitty. Why is it that a woman must always examine a superscription before she opens a letter? We don't know why it is so; we only know it to be a fact. Kitty held the Valentine up and read the address a number of times before she tore it open. Then she read: A leaden February cloud Lies on the sky this morn, Each tree with ice is covered o'er;" The shrubs of leaves are shorn. "That's pretty likely," observed Kitty to herself. ' 'If the trees are covered with ice, there can't very well be leaves on the shrubs. I think that's from Mr. Flint. He scribbles, I know. • To be to thee ^ Eternally ciiS Revered, beloved maid, All any lover e'er can be, Through gore I'd gladly wade. "What nonsense!" exclaimed Kitty.; ' 'To think of puttirig^'gore' in a valentine! It's certainly from MrsFlint. He hasn't any better taste. " Pure maiden deign this morn to look On your despondent lover;.. -- - Sweet are to him the slightest sthiles That round your red lips hover. "That's very nice. It's ^much better than talking about 'gore.But I can't look on him when he isp't here." ^ On your blue eyes , Fair heaven lies; Faint blushes spreads ? ^ In clouds of red, . 4C9be our love, my Yalentihe. . /'Isn't that lovely? Mr. Flint* never wrote the last part of it, I'know^. J wish £ valentine would come from Totdl Dear Tom," she said dreamily. tiful valentine he could write if he only would.:i Bufc I .v iy nofc, iiiamma?" asked her child, pleadingly; * "Because I don't wish it." Mrs. Cloverlie was one of those women who prefer houses and lands or stocks and bonds to all other considerations. Kitty said no more and soon after went up stairs. * * * ' * * * * Laws a mercy!" exclaimed Jane, entering her mistress' presence, "Miss Kitty ain't in her room; the bed ain't been slept in; the things is all scattered about, and she must a been and gone and run away." Mrs. Cloverlie was too much shocked to reply at once. Presently she faltered: ' 'Are you sure, Jane?" "Certain sure, m'm," replied Jane. Mrs. Cloverlie got up and went up stairs to her daughter's room to see for herself. A note was pinned to the curtain on the dressing table informing the mother that Kitty had determined to cast her lot with Tom Horton and hoped her dear mother wouldn't think too hardly of her, and forgive her. Mrs. Cloverlie returned ,to her own room. Jane followed her anxiously. Jane!" said the mistress, "you have permitted her to get a letter." - "I didn't give her no letter, m'm." "How else could he have opened communication with her? You are discharged." There was no reply to be made and none would have been considered. Jane withdrew. That afternoon Mrs. Cloverlie went through her departed daughter's writing desk. There she found the valentine. She took it down stairs and gave it a thorough examination. She puzzled over it for half an hour. Suddenly a light broke in upon her obtuseness. She fell back in her chair with a gasp.; After she had become more composed she touched the electric bell. \ Jane entered. "Jane, you may continue in your place." ...... v "Yes m'm." Jane was about to withdraw, g; ; i "And, Jane," called the mistress, "if ever a postman brings another of these detestable valentines to the door of this house you are to decline to receive it. The custom is atrocious." ' '•* ^ ' 'The comics is awful, m'm." ' "That'll do, Jane, you may go." " ' •# * * * • *" '# ' * Mr. and Mrs. Horton managed to get on quite comfortably on $5,000 a year for a while. Then their incoine was tripled by the death of Mrs. Cloverlie. The old lady always showed signs of broken health on theTeturn of St. Valentine's day. Finally, she became so feeble that she never left the house, except to ride out occasionally;- The last time she took an airing, it happened to be during th^ second week in February. The shop windows were filled with myriads of valentines. % The sight produced a distressing effect on thp old lady. She- was driven home immediately, but the shock was more than she could bear. She? died a a week later, and it happened that her! death took plaoe on St. Valentine*s day.- f It is better to say you don't know how to do a thing than to say you do know and prove yoursalf a liar when you come to try. Everything you get costs you all it is worth and sometimes more. You can't get something for nothing. Even your fame as a writer costs you the ink, which is sometimes a hard bargain; but if you will have one you must buy the other. Never try to have a secret from your wife. In the first place it is wrong, and in the second place you can't do it if you try. She'll be sure to find it out. So what's the use? Young man, it is no use to be a fool— you will know more not to be, and besides you will be thought more of by those who have common sense; but as there is no law to make people adore a fool—not even a money fool, I wouldn't advise you to commit yourself in that direction. Wisdom is the better article— worth more than any other kind of goods, wares or merchandise. Buy and sell not. The man who know^ only what he has been taught, may be labored with much, in vain. He learns slowly. NOSRO. Your First Valentine. Can you remember, portly, solid man of business, the first valentine you ever sent ? I'll warrant you can, with much more distinctness than you can your last. It was when you were an apple-faced school boy and walked a mile every morning to the red school house uftder •the hilL You > Were basMsl in.those.far Published Every Thursday, by Tlie Farsozis ZFrintiing- 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 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. Advertising rates made known on application. Births, Marriages, and Deaths inserted free. Resolutions of condolence, 5 cents a line. 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 a complete outfit of newspaper and job type, our presses are run by steam power, and we have every facility for doing JOB PRINTING OF ALL KINDS in the latest style, at short notice, and at the lowest living prices. iW'We defy honorable competition. Give us a call or drop us a line before placing your orders. The Parsons Printing Company, Thompsonville, Conn. Railroads. N EW YORK, NEW HAVEN AND HARTFORD RAILROAD. JANUARY 8, 189(5. TRAINS LEAVE SPRINGFIELD, GOING SOUTH, for New Haven and way stations, connecting 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. LONQMEADOW—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 40, 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. ofiien dare to speak to a girl. , Blue-eyed Mary, who sat just across the aisle frorr you, seemed just perfection to you then, and you saved up your pennies for some weeks before Valentine day to buy her a bit of lace paper inclosed in a colored picture and bearing a gilt motto. I'll warrant you remember as plain as if it were but yesterday just what that motto was, and just how ashamed you felt when you put a stamp on the envelope containing it and sent your first "drop letter." Perhaps in after years you came to know Mary better, perhaps she laughed at your valentine and perhaps she never knew who sent it. But it's your boy —not you—who sends the valentine this year. The immunity of Jews from consumption is ascribed to the great care exercised by them in rejecting the flesh of all animals infected with tubercular disease. All the internal organs of the animal are most carefully examined, and the lungs are submitted to most most minute scrutiny. If any tubercule is detected in the lung the whole carcass is rejected. Women, Isn't This Worth Believing? Such cases as this of Mrs. M. F. Fozzy, of Campello, Mass., speak volumes. , She says: " I was very sick. I did not ever expect to get up again. Menstruations had stopped suddenly. The pains all through my body were terrible. As a last resort I sent for a hot- ^ E. Pinkhanis Vegetable Compound and a box of her Liver Pills. I also used a package of her Sanative Wash. " Rel ief came at once, and to-day I am a well woman. Menstruations regular, no backache, entirely cured of leucorrhcea and bearing-down pains. SNothing can equal Lydia E. Pinkham's medicines for women, young or old. ggf It cures permanently s all forms of female complaints. tie of Lydia TheBest Attention I Pure FIBER PAPER 4ii %e -almost as strong as cloth—for wrapping up tobacco. • Price 4o Lb. Delivered in 1?hompsonville or Suffield, in2001b. lots; .l|j^&for sample^ Many people have b^en • lost because v 98 Wwrthingrton gt., Springfield, Mass,* RRVVRA <II' ~ * W. H. KING, Manager. TRAINS LEAVE HARTFORD, GOING NORTH, for Springfield and way stations, connecting with the Boston & Albany R. R., 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, - 7 9.17 and 11.25 p. JT1. j ' i;44, 410*, 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, 9.40, 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, 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. SUFFIELD BRANCH. SUFFIELD TO WINDSOR LOCKS—7.10, 9.30 a. m.; 1.30, 2.25. 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. THE-J^ ERLIMJRON1 jjRID(;ErV Of East Berlin, Conn. Can Sell You a GOOD IRON OR STEEL ROOF" For 2)4c per sqr. foot. Write for particulars. Elegant Sleighs. At Brainard's Agricultural Warehouse. Low prices to close out. We must have room for immense stock of carriages, now being manufactured for us. Trade Mark. We make our own GARMENTS, and have the LARGEST STOCK of jSBAL = SKIN S of any house In the state. The present Is the %%'• ... time to order your Sealskin Jackets ;;t and other Furs. ' Alfred Williams & Son, 41 and 45 Pratt St., Hartford, Ct. • • ggfplf* • V- 'X ;"V<> -<v-' • 'V;-' The place to buy your Blankets and Robes is at A. T. LORD'S Old-Established Harness & Trunk Store, Main St., Thompsonville. ^ 'A full line of good goods and low prices.,- (0ome in and examine. HARNESSES, WHIPS AND TRUNKS very low. -; Barney & Barry's SI
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Banking and Financial* a he Cbompsonville press.
'pHE R. D. & ROBT. E. SPENCER CO.
R. D. SPENCER,
ROBT. E. SPENCER, 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 R. D. &
Money to Loan
on Thompsonville Real Estate.
The ID, & Robt, E. SPENCER CO,, Bankers,
at their new Banking rooms, Mansley s
block, Main st., Thompsonville, Ct.
TEW The Spencer Co. transact a General
Banking Business. They allow interest
on deposits. They respectfully solicit
THE R. D. & ROBT. E.
SPENCER CO., Bankers.
Physicians and Surgeons.
EF. PARSONS, M. D.,
# PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Residence and ofllcc No. 45 Pearl street,
Thompsonville, Conn. «Office hours, 8.00 to 9.00
a. m.; 2.00 to 3.00, and G.00 to 7.30 p. m. Orders
may be left at E. N. Smith's drug store.
Mnsic, Etc. '
DEN SLOW KING,
Piano-forte, Organ Playing & Harmony.
Address P. O. Box 462,
IR.A r». A T ITJEKT,
•Teacher of Ts/Ltolsig,
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 ol' every description
on hand, or obtained at short notice.
BH. THORNTON, D. D. S.,
Mansley's Block, Main street, Thompsonville,Ct.
Special attention given to Crown,
' - Bridge and Gold Plate Work.
I Pare Nitrons Oxide Gas administered for
painless extraction of teeth.
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