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mmmmm site )mMMM xh'M&ijl \&&Mm ;w- • .•p i vx&r; ^•LMm lliillilifl Complete Local Hevs ; tajlf Only in The Presfr »• :. -,•• ••..Vv•••••'.' V^-' < AS * ESTABLISHED 1 8 80. TK0MPSONVILLE, ilN;^rHDRSi)A>C, FEBRUAR Y 9, I 9 I I. - ' ' ' ' . VOL. XXXI, NO. 43 •:;&t '• •:•. _ v " . - ; ; ; • ; . ; , ' . ': ' r - j y: y : ' ^ " r „ . ; ; -•• Gathering off mm MAIN STREET Express .Committee oi 12 Appointed to Confer With of Board of Trade. |g WW .Was .Saidjiff For and Against the Project 1 , '•• . '•. ..•: mittee go back and get some proposition In:shape, have it ratified atatown meeting and then bring it before the railroad officials. When the*'railroad A' large' aiid repfesentative gathering of Enfield's. citizens interested in the proposed improvement to the railroad facilities of the town assem-better to come right up AsnuntuclVc 1''®v A* l'nvon rlqi»" /^nAlr^ iU!- • AnA« *• l»:«~ « « •« :.it;-^i.. 'i'J street-straight from the new station^ /Pr^'dent'''WiU8onL;replied:1iP^^^^| "That's,; an idea." , - ' . ' The judge then asked what would become of Commerce street if the railroad company required sufficient land for four tracks. Ans. Commence street would/ be discontinued as a street, but not closed to traffic. Where would the new freight depot be located? Ans. South of the present railroad a r c h . , :' T t " ' K The judge then pointed out the inconvenience to those who wished to reach Suffield, and stated that the district across the bridge would soon build up rapidly. He then caused a ripple of laughter by asking , if the railroad company would, place a clock in the proposed ne# .station. „ - Philip J. Sullivan called on the Alexander" Cook'4 spoke <bf the iri-coiivemence.' to residents and merchants in the ,nor0 end of the town if Commerce street were closed. Representative Alcorn asked how many feet would be left for the railroad to build orinaintain after the town had undertaken to build their share of 520 feet of the new street. Ans. About 200 feet. Thomas Savage said we should get an .estimate of the cost of the new street and also the damage to buildings before action is taken. . M E. Brodrick declared that the railroad company would be the chief gainer by the new plan. Commerce street would be closed and about 3 5 merchants would have to go further than trie present Main, street or to the new Main street to reach the freight depot. It was a dangerous spot now at ;ihe railroad track and -200 feet mo^ would make it still ever, has no authority to adopt plans. Who would pay for these plans? However, we can give an expression of opinion that the Board of Trade shall be encouraged to ask for a town meeting when a committee might be appointed to investigate this or some other plan and find the actual expense and thus save perhaps $5,000 or $10,000 to the town. William Calderwood declared that while it would place him at a, disadvantage if Commerce street were cut out, still, as he stated when the first plan was promulgated, he was perfectly willing to go around. He thought the Hartford Carpet corporation ought to be considered. The first plan looked better to him as it would be cheaper. He was in favor of appointing a committee right here and not waiting for a town meeting. Mr. Willson said we should not go before the railroad company with w V - K '- f " " t - - '1 '"V r < < WE.','. > - t ||p*: • mmmmm ?< ; mm® Arr.^.Y* is -mi HilaiteH r u . - • •M&Ml. ! H ^' f > sHo^J^g.-tlie^ dis^ussecl; meefciiig Ttiesdjay^ ^Pjiis plati"^ilcKTa:6sv%Br^^rectioii ~o¥' ^ iffeW^3>ai'Serigrer sta Marked ' B.'' . This is a fac simile of the large drawing shown and described by President Willson, Tu< ^teigp1 iiiiiii station on the site marked Tuesday night. 'A" and a new freight depot on the £jS$V- v VV S S ; - : A i c fe-v. •; - bled in Franklin hall Tuesday night and fully discussed the plan for a new Main street in all its bearings. Not only was the plan, most recently brought forward discussed, but other suggestions were offered and changes advocated. The consensus of opinion seemed to be in favor of the project and of the new plan which was placed before the meeting in the form of a large drawing and fully described by President Willson of the Board of Trade, and no doubt this plan will eventually be adopted should the town later vote to undertake its share of the improvement and seek to obtain an agreement from the railroad company to do its share. Chairman Willson called the meeting to order shortly after 8:00 o'clock, when nearly 500 men were present. He stated the object of the meeting was one in which every citizen of Enfield was interested, viz., the improvement of the railroad facilities of the town. While this body cannot properly take action on any plan for such improvement, yet a full and free discussion could be had as to whether this plan or some other would be best for all interests involved. A conference had 'company officials were here several weeks ago they stated, that no plan would be considered which did not provide for a four-track system and room for an adequate freight depot for the needs not only of the Hartford Carpet corporation but for the town for many years to come. President Willson said that the Hartford Carpet corporation had stated their willingness to give a 70-foot tract of land for a new Main street in exchange for the present lyfain street in order tfeat-. the town might have its principal entrance street a broad, straight thoroughfare that would be a credit to the town. The chairman also stated that a careful survey of the proposed new street had been made and that Contractor Frederick Ley of Springfield had placed an estimate on the work, including a concrete or brick culvert for Asnuntuck brook, of $15,000. This includes grading and arching the brook about 50.0 feet, the railroad company to arch the remaining 200 feet leading to the tracks of the company. Mr. Willson thought that at present the railroad company wa^ willing to do more for the town^than they ever had before. In answer to a question he stated that the been held recently at New Haven by i $15,000 estimate did not include the a committee of three of the Board of Trade with Superintendent Woodard of the Shore Line division and other officials of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railway company and these officials admitted that the railroad company must do something to improve shipping facilities at Thompsonville. They had had this under consideration for five years or more.' They suggested that the corn-damage to buildings. Judge C. H. Briscoe was the first speaker in the discussion that followed President Willson's remarks. He asked several questions tending to bring out the exact location of the street and whether it would be a straight thoroughfare or have an angle more unsatisfactory than the curve in the present Main street. He then asked the chair would it not be selectmen for an expression of opinion. Charles D. Bent, first selectman, responded. He said that the1 improvement was a necessary one. In his opinion the railroad company should pay a good share of the expense. Mr. Sullivan then,—as was afterward stated by another speaker,—- struck the keynote when he said that there were just three interested parties to the situation, the railroad company, the Hartford Carpet corporation and the town of Enfield. These should get together as had been done in similar situations elsewhere, and come to an agreement. Mr. Sullivan said he was heartily in favor of anything that could be done to improve the town, and wanted the improvement done on such a scale as to be lasting and permanent. Judge Briscoe then raised a legal question as to the right of the town to eliminate Commerce street and close Main street permanently to traffic. He said these streets were created by the superior court and no definite action could be taken by this meeting or by a town meeting that would discontinue these streets. It was a matter for the courts. He was in favor of the improvement but a fixed plan should not here be adopted. President Willson said it was to secure a better arrangement for the town that induced the carpet--company to make the offer of land for a new street and sites for new passenger and new freight depots. Julius Heinz suggested that Main street be left as at present and the new station be placed where Hil-ditch's store is now located. more dangerous. Then covering the brook part way would make the question of sewage more serious. The health authorities would rather have it all covered from low water mark up. The railroad cotnpany should care for it from the river up. He also thought the estimated expense low. The present plan would greatly inconvenience the residents of the North End. President Willson then asked the question, "Supposing the railroad company should erect the station further south, say where the lumber company is now, would not the residents of the North End be placed at a much greater disadvantage? D. W. Brainard said that $15,000 for laying out the street and arching the brook would be only a minor part of the expense. Damage to property must be considered, also macadamizing the new street. All the land on the proposed new Main street is owned by the Hartford Carpet corporation. Would they allow new frontage for the stores now on present Main street? Would they erect another factory building on the other side of the new street? Is there room for new buildings on each side of the new street? Can a business street be built up there? A. R. Leete stated that he had a block that would be affected by the proposed change, but that his feeling in this was the same as it had been in all matters for the improvement of the town for 25 years past. He was in favor of it. He believed the property damage would be cared for. "I believe we ought to do all we can to improve this business section of Thompsonville." This meeting, how-any proposition not supported by a town meeting. M. J. Connors spoke of the large cost of the improvement. Of other needed improvements, viz., better roads, better schools, and said that taxes were growing higher. Will Thompsonville be able to meet this additional expense? If the railroad company will make no move until they have something definite from the town, we should require something more definite before we move in this matter. Charles Brainard said that even if the carpet company were to erect a new factory on the new Main street they would employ more hands. He would say, "Go ahead." Philip J. Sullivan then brought the discussion to a close by offering a resolution that a committee of 12 be appointed from this meeting to confer with the committee of three of the Board of Trade and if possible arrange for a conference with the railroad company and the carpet company. This was seconded by Judge Briscoe and was then carried unanimously. Mr. Leete suggested that all parts of the town should be represented on this committee. The following committee was then appointed: Representative T. G. Alcorn, Philip J. Sullivan, Judge C. H. Briscoe, William Calderwood, William Whitney, Jr., Lyman A. Upson, Michael J. Connor, Andrew Gordon, Thomas Caldwell, H. Stephen Bridge, Martin E. Brodrick and Alexander Moul-lerat. The meeting adjourned subject to the call of the chair. Taft Threatens Extra Session to Adopt Reciprocity. PUTS IT IP TO THE SENATE. President Makes It Plain to Crane and Cartel* That Measure Must Pass or He Will Call Cohgi«ds9 Td' gether After March 4. Washington, Feb. 0.—President Taft has served notice-ou congress through Senator Crane and Senator Carter that there must be a vote on the reciprocity agreement with Canada or he will call congress back in extra session almost immediately after March 4. The senators were called to the White House and the president urged upon them the necessity of expediting legislation in the senate. Vice President Sherman and Senator Smoot were also in conference with the president. The message the Massachusetts and Montana senators toolc from the White House to their colleagues was that there must be a vote on the agreement at this^ session or congress will be called back. Although Crane and Carter declined to discuss their mission, the news soon leaked out that the president was insistent upon a vote on the Canadian reciprocity treaty. It is said he made plain his belief that the country generally favors a reciprocal trade agreement with Canada, that the McCall bill to put the agreement into effect will pass the house by a large majority and that the senate would also pass it if given an "opportunity to vote. Senate rules, which permit untram-meled discussion of a measure, are the principal barriers to a vote in that body. It is known that Senator Hey-burn and Senator Bailey are bitterly opposed to the agreement and that the opposition extends also. to most progressive Republicans who represent agricultural states. Some of these senators have hinted that their relations with the White House have not been sufficiently pleasant to cause them to exert themselves in support of an administration measure. According to general report, the president places the Canadian agreement above the tariff board measure and would be satisfied if the former were enacted at this session. If an extra session should be called it is understood that the president would then demand the creation of a permanent tariff board and might go so far as to promise data on the wool and woolen schedule if the Democratic house desired it. VOTES FOR HUSBAND HER .AIM. Mrs. Philip G. Churchman Pleads With Members of Delaware Senate. Dover, Del., Feb. 9—A woman will probably plead the cause of her husband when the senate convenes in executive session today to conclude its hearings in the case of Philip G. Churchman, who is the appointee of Governor Pennewell, for a twelve year judgeship is held up. It is believed he cannot obtain the required nine votes in the senate necessary to confirm. Mrs. Churchman, wife of the governor's appointee to the supreme bench, is one of the witnesses for the defense to be called in rebuttal. Judge Churchman's stepdaughter, seventeen years old, also will appear, it is said. The mother and daughter have visited many of the opposing senators in an effort to win them over. It is evident that Senator Drexler, the Independent Republican in the senate, who holds the balance of power, will vote against Churchman. CORNELL STUDENTS IN JAIL. Index to Contents. For Better Railroad Facili- -Tal't Threatens T3xtra Ses-l'age 1 ties-sion. Page 2—News from Enfield Street, King Street, Ha/.ardville, Scitico, Shaker Station, Wallop, Soiners, , ^ Windsor Locks, Windsor, Poquon- ; ock. Page 3—Lincoln's Birthday Page. Page 4—Editorial—Letters from tjie People—Comments of the Press— Late Telegraph Xews. •• * ' * ' i * \V • • -' • * • Page 5—Both Mexican Armies Await . • Reinforcements—To Increase Pos- .•i-'V"- tal Rates—Women Win iu Kansais. Page 6—News from Suffield, Ellington, . Longmeadow, East - Long- ^f|4•• i meadow, Feeding Hills, Agawam— Our Hertford Letter, 11,4 * ! j t Page 7—Our Woman's Department— Fashions and Household Hints— The Problem of the Game Birds. Page 8—About Town—Other Local .58 . -• p THE ENFIELD FAIR "Connecticut Valley Fair Co." to be Organized Some of the Many Ways by Which Enfield and Its Business Interests Will Profit by the Fair. The preparations for the annual fair for Enfield are advancing very rapidly and smoothly and soon definite steps will be taken to have the cdmpany organized under the laws of Connecticut as "The Connecticut Valley Fair. Company," with a stock capitalization of $50,000, or 5,000 shares at $10 each. The owners of the fair grounds, Messrs. L. C. and S. A. Grant, announce that they will purchase 2,600 shares, leaving 2,500 ' ~ ^ j* - give as a conservative estimate a 12% per cent, dividend, and believe it not at all unlikely that this estimated dividend may even be doubled. The promoters of the project have been discussing the idea with prominent horsemen in Springfield and all .appear very enthusiastic over the plan and its possibilities. In a recent interview some of the promoters gave a list of benefits to be derived by the various merchants in town from a fair in Enfield. The list reads, something like thi^: Every racehorse will need food, the feed stables and warehouses will profit; the people will come on the cars, the railway companies will profit; every booth built will need lumber, the lumber will be purchased from local lumber yards; the eatables sold in the booths Will be purchased from local bakeries, as will the soft drinks from local manufacturers; parties coming from out of town will bring profit to the hotel keepers; the people who drive from -a distance ^r|U put their V-V'-J,) 'A horses in the local livery stables; all express and freight will have to be drawn to the grounds by local expressmen. In these and in thousands of other ways will the town of Enfield and its merchants profit and be benefited by an annual up-to-date fair, such as we will have next September. • OBITUARY". Stearns. Mrs. Emma Stearns, aged 49 years, a well-known and respected resident of this village, died at her home on Garden street at 11:40 o'clock this morning. Death came after a two years' illness with Bright's disease. She was born in Terryville, and came to this town when about 10 years old. Practically all her life, with the exception of a few. years in Holyoke and Danbury, was spent in this village, where she had formed a large circle of friends. She Is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Chlpman, and one daughter, Elsie Lord a student at New Britain Normal school, both of this village. The fuueral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house on Garden street. Rev. William S. Voorhies, pastor of _the First Presbyterian church, will officiate, and burial will be in the Thompsonville cemetery. Xcw Floral and Music Store. | Charles H. Furey opened his new floral and music store on High street Tuesday morning. The tasteful arrangement of the beautiful flowers and musical instruments evoked the admiration of many. The new store is an excellent addition to the business houses on High street. Mrs. Lucy Hilditch and two daughters, Jennie and Ethel, former residents of this village, but now residing in Springfield, spent Sunday with Mrs. Oliver Love of Garden street. Two Undergraduates Get Light Sentences Following Saturday's Riots. Ithaca, N. Y., Feb. 9.—Two Cornell undergraduates are prisoners in the Tompkins county jail for participating in the rioting Saturday night, which resulted in damage to property and a pitched battle with (the police force, in which many students were hurt and several officers battered. The young prisoners are Sidney Slchel of Nanuet, N. Y., a sophomore in the College of Law, who was sent up for five days, and Ralph Warren Perkins of Hudson, Mass., a freshman, who got a ten days' sentence. Both men admitted having been in the riots, although Sichel's .lawyer claimed he was only a bystander. Perkins, who is working his way through the university, admitted having taken part in the rush. and resisting arreBt. Locomotive Boiler Explodes, Kills Six. Austin, Tex., Feb. 9.—The boiler of a Missouri, Kansas and Texas locomotive exploded in the roundhouse af gmitbville, killing six employees. MRS. WILLIAM E. COREY. Whose ON Wells In California She Says Are Worth a Million. V .;r - i . • r r ';. ><11 ••• ' MRS. COREY EXPECTS RICHES. But Former Head of Steel Trust Ridicules Oil Possibilities. , , New York, Feb. 0.—For an hour before the departure of the Lusitania William Ellis Corey, former president of the United States Steel corporation, was bombarded with questions regarding the plans of his wife and himself. Mrs. Corey was a passenger, and her husband said he would join her soon at their chateau in France. He ridiculed the rumor that his wife soon would become a millionaire on her own account through her ownership of oil properties in California—at which Mrs. Corey pouted and assured her questioners that she differed in opinion from her husband. "I am going to get rich on my own account," she said, "for I am assured that the wells are valuable and will prove more so as they are developed." She denied that she intends to make her home permanently in France. She left now without her husband, she said, for the reason that she didn't want a man around the chateau while she was superintending its renovatiqn. "•y - ' • - •- - :•* jrm 8. ." '/.vcfe' •1 'C'N vMSi '.v RILEY LETTER CASE BEGINS. Former Federal Employee Is Charged With Selling Information. • New York, Feb. 9.—Thomas P. Riley, - " the former special employee of the interstate commerce commission, who was indicted by the federal grand jury last month on the charge of "taking and publishing letters and private papers without authority" from the files in the office of Henry A. Wise, United States attorney in this city, is on trial in the United States circuit court. *. Riley had desk room in the federal building here for use when in this city. He had formerly been in the employ of the United States attorney's office, and it. was through his knowledge of 'traffic conditions existing between the sugar trust and the various railroads that he was able to give information to Mr. Stimson which resulted In the conviction of several railroads for rebating. In the summer of 1909 the United States attorney's office here was en-gaged in investigating the sugar sltna- ' ' tion growing out of the trial and settlement of the suit brought by the Pennsylvania Sugar Refining company against the trust Several magazines were interested in the sugar situation. Cosmopolitan and Hampton's Magazine weije preparing articles on the subject" Both subsequently published a series of stories. In the Cosmopolitan the series were called "The Tragedies of the Sugar Trust." From the testimony of witnesses it appeared that Riley was paid $250 by Hampton's Magazine for information on the sugar case and $210 from the Cosmopolitan for similar information. The trial will probably be concluded. . today. —— • H M '^11 m ; :?iti - •A; • /• yU • ';fc| •iiy-sa •>? r.iWBA SAY PAHCHENKO IS A FOOI. Divulged His Intentions of "Sending Some Fellow to Another World." St. Petersburg, Feb. 9.—If the many witnesses who have testified against Dr. Pauchenko, who is on trial for poisoning Count Vassili Bouturlin, have spoken the truth, the accused, in addition to being an unscrupulous scoundrel, is a fool. He not only plotted murders, but divulged his intentions to his acquaintances. Some of these described how Dr. Panchenko told them of schemes by which he expected to grow rich, aflding that this —'.'f-'Vi-.' •V.'fa'sa '' « involved getting certain people out of t the way. y: r'.:''V^|||f .• To objections that this would be , murder, Dr. Panchenko responded with such remarks: "It isn't a crime unless you're caught," and "Clever people never are."
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Gathering off mm
.Committee oi 12 Appointed to Confer With
of Board of Trade. |g WW .Was .Saidjiff
For and Against the Project 1
, '•• . '•. ..•:
mittee go back and get some proposition
In:shape, have it ratified atatown
meeting and then bring it before the
railroad officials. When the*'railroad
A' large' aiid repfesentative gathering
of Enfield's. citizens interested
in the proposed improvement to the
railroad facilities of the town assem-better
to come right up AsnuntuclVc 1''®v A* l'nvon rlqi»" /^nAlr^ iU!- • AnA« *• l»:«~ « « •« :.it;-^i.. 'i'J
street-straight from the new station^
"That's,; an idea." , - ' . '
The judge then asked what would
become of Commerce street if the
railroad company required sufficient
land for four tracks.
Ans. Commence street would/ be
discontinued as a street, but not
closed to traffic.
Where would the new freight depot
Ans. South of the present railroad
a r c h . , :' T t " ' K
The judge then pointed out the inconvenience
to those who wished to
reach Suffield, and stated that the district
across the bridge would soon
build up rapidly. He then caused a
ripple of laughter by asking , if the
railroad company would, place a
clock in the proposed ne# .station.
„ - Philip J. Sullivan called on the
Alexander" Cook'4 spoke
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