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BP©® m JgWW&W** <5*3? ;.\' -'•' -.., a/ •': :-M Sjijteiaii Complete Local News Found Only In The Press gmm iliil i .- »> -. • E ST A BUS HID 1$®K ^^R^^STHO'MPS'OM^HLE, CONN.,THURSDAY, JUNE 22, I 9 I I VOL. XXXII, NO. 10 •• ••v r:;. v- - • & •. MATRIMONIAL. KING AND QUEEN. Showing England's Rulers :C:i In Their Coronation Robes. SITE CHOSEN ?«SV)iS4l};ifVi Sff Mi pi •Sfe* Procession Viewed by <JOU ntless Thousa nds. •iMw CITY MASS OFGOLOR I(KRAIWSEMCEAT WEST* Y*\ MINSTER ABBEY. /CROWDS STAY UP^ AU NIGHT 'In State Carriage That Mas Carried Pive of His Successors to the Abbey S-y. i King and Queen Ride Through Elab .' orate I y Decorated Streets of London to Formally Ascend'Throne.' London, June 22.—King George was 'today crowned amid scenes that surpassed any that have marked previous coronations. The program adhered : . 'Strictly to the arrangements. . - In anticipation of the day's event "large, crowds were early in the streets .along the Strand and around Westminster abbey. Many remained up all night in the hope of getting a good vantage point from which to see the legal procession.. Festoons, flags and r'J- streamers* were everywhere, and the 4 coronation route was lavishly decorated wl^ti masses of color. Stand specu • lators did a thriving business.... • ' The abbey began to fill several hours before the time set for the coronation ,(t$ service. .As the ^distinguished person i; " ; ages were conducted to their allotted ! seats the opera glasses in the' gailefry critically examined the gowns and jewels.1 Such a display of jewels never before was seen at a court ceremony. The procession of their majesties In their coach from Buckingham' palace •the home of Britain's king and queen, to Westminster abbey, where the cor •onatlon service toook place, was with •out special incident. The service, in the abbey began-with ~ 'the reconsepration of the regalia. As the king and queen came in sight the archbishop of Canterbury took his .sent in front of the coronation chair The queen passed to the left of the throne and to her chair. Then the king appeared, bowed to the queen as he passed her and knelt in. prayer before his chair, in front of the throne. The king stood while the archbishop read the recognition, or election, be ginning, "Sirs, I here present unto you King George, the undoubted king of rthis realm," etc. The king and queen ;knelt while the archbishop said the 'Communion service, aud the singing of the Creed followed. Next came the administration of the oath. The archbishop, standing before ; - .the .king's chair, asked, "Sir, is your majesty willing to take the oath V The king answered, "I am willing,' .-and signed the oath. ^ After the archbishop's anointing .prayer the sword, armillae and all were delivered to the king, according l to the program. The choir started "God Save the King," and this was the signal which started bell, ringing, . gun firing and shouting throughout the city's streets. The Bible having been presented, the king knelt to receive the benedic- . tion. He then waliced to the great throne, where the archbishop, Prince of Wales and nobles knelt and paid ' * homage. . The queen's crowning was brief and simple. She left her chair and proceeded to the altar steps, where she was quickly crowned by the archbishop of York. She was then led tc the throne beside that in which the king sat. She bowed to him, and both walked to the altar and'received the communion. The service was completed with the singing of the "Te Deum." Salutes and massed bands playing •"God Save the King" marked the departure of their majesties from the abbey. The procession returned to the palace by a more circuitous route than that taken in going to the abbey in or- ' 4er to afford a view to additional hun- ^ ^ / . dreds of thousands. - As the king and queen rode through ' the streets jubilation was unrestraln- , ed, and the crowds kept parading the • streets for hours afterward. , Both the king and queen bore the ' fatiguing ceremony well. While the coronation was being solemnized mes-v 1 .sages of congratulation poured In from CITIZENS HOLD LARGE MASS MEETING FUNDS MOW REACH NEARLY $800 Committee Receiving Every Encouragement—Those Who Will Participate in the Parade—The Children's Chorus—The Floats—Program Outlined. all over-tBe world. ~ '" " The • state carriage In which King George proceeded to the coronation has carried five of his predecessors to tiie abbey on a similar - occasion. It was; bidlt 150 years ago, in 1761, for King George III., and its body, which weighs, oveir' fou • tons, 1b of fine oak, with allegorical paintings by Cipriani on. the panels. Its initial cost was $35,000, George IV., William IV., Victoria and Edward VII. also rode in 1t tO: their coronations. It was drawn by eight of the celebrated. cream horses from the royal stables, and a groom in state livery walked at each horse's head. The harness, which is covered with red morocco leather, with gold plated metal facings, was the same as was used at Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee and at Edward VII.'s coronation in 1902. The king wore his crimson robes during the impressive ceremony of the recognition. For the ceremony of the anointing the crimson robes and cap of state were removed, and as he sat in the historic coronation, chair he wore an underjacket of cloth of gold embroidered with palm branches and the national emblems of England, Ireland and Scotland. When he had been anointed on the crown of the head, on the breast and on the palms of both hands, he was robed In amice, stole and royal dalmatic—ecclesiastical vestments transformed into magnili cent robes of cloth of gold, described in the coronation ritual as "the colo bium sindonis and the supeitunica or close pall of cloth of gold, together witih a girdle of the same." When tbe spurs had been presented aud the king had been girt with a sword he was invested with the imperial mantle of cloth of gold and the armillae, or bracelets of gold, edged with pearls-and ornamented with harps, roses and fleurs-de-lis. The queen looked exquisite In her coronation dress of deep ivory duchess satin cut in princess style. The embroidery was of gold thread of varying tints., giving a delicate light and shade. A rose, shamrock and thistle in the form of a tree tapered toward the waist and widened at the corsage. Around the bottom of the gown were lotus lilies on a surface of water, emblematic of India and the seas of empire. In front of the gown was the star of India enveloped by the rose, shamrock and thistle design. The queen's train wais six yards long and one and a half yards wide, fastened at the shoulders with gold cord, ^he train was of royal purple velvet lined with ermine, with deep edges overturned forming the hem. On the inner side of the train was embroidered a chain of oak leaves and acorns with medallions of rose, shamrock and thistle at frequent Intervals. Fred Underwood has secured the position of shipping clerk at the Westfleld Plate works, recently vacated by Raymond Blackburn, who has secured a position in Hartford with the Travelers Insurance comp a n y . : y : ' ; . Press Want Ad vs. bring, replies. Enthusiasm for the Fourth of July celebration in Thompsonville is waxing stronger as Independence day. draws nearer. The various committees are receiving every encouragement in their work from the citizens and every indication points to a mammoth and creditable cielebra-tion in which all citizens, irrespective, of race, creed or politics will heartily participate as one people, rejoicing in a common heritage of freedom bequeathed to their descendants by the heroes of *76 and to all who shall make this the country of their adoption. Enthusiastic Citizens' Meeting. A rousing citizens' fleeting was held in the Casino rink hall, Tuesday evening, which was largely attended. Chairman J. A. Roth presided and M. A. Mitchell was clerk of the meeting. Chairman Roth, on behalf of the finance committee, stated that about $775.00 had already been subscribed and that without solicitation on the part of the committee. The committee's plans include a systematic canvass, which was begun yesterday, thus following up the enthusiasm developed at^Juesday night's meeting. Mr. Roth also reported that the Thompsonville Lumber Co. would lend for the occasion all lumber necessary for use in the celebration; also, that Mr. Schwabe, superintendent of the Northern Connecticut Light and Power Co., would , take charge of the electrical display on the island. The chairman stated that the committee estimated that $l;500 would be necessary to carry out the celebration on a scale -that .would be a credit to the .town, and voiced the committee's confidence in-the generosity of the citizens. . Rev. Thomas J. Preston was the first. speaker and his address was filled with wise and helpful' suggestions for the various committees. He urged the generous financial support of the celebration and (also the personal support of citizens who are members of organizations by turning out to parade with such organizations. His remarks were punctuated with applause. Philip J. Sullivan presented to the citizens present an outline of the proposed program for the celebration, as follows: Salute with cannon at sunrise, and probably the parade of antiques and horribles soon after; parade of civic and fraternal societies at 9:00 o'clock, in which all organizations of men are invited to participate, also with floats and other displays to make an attractive parade; a concert by 600 school children on the steps of St. Patrick's church, in charge of Prof. Denslow King, the children to be arranged and dressed so as to present the appearance of the national colors; a grand chorus of trained voices and a band concert in the evening at Monument square, concluding with a beautiful electrical display on the island and illuminated and decorated floats on the pond, with a magnificent display of fireworks. Judge Lincoln W. Morrison, Martin E. Brodrick, Mark W. "Bushnell and others also spoke enthusiastically of the celebration and gave their marked approbation of the plans as set forth. Rev. N. D. Parsons, the last speaker, gave some pertinent reasons as to why he favored the proposed manner of celebrating Independence day and spoke of the interest his section of the town was taking in the matter. He quoted, as an instance of this enthusiasm, the remark of a young lad in his section who was earnestly discussing the celebration with his playmates: "If the committee comes to me, I'll give 10 cents," showing that the youngsters are all on the quivive and eager to help the proposition along. Prof. Denslow King reported that the chorus of 600 school children had a rehearsal on the front steps of St. Patrick's church Tuesday afternoon; Miss Elizabeth Dunn, organist of the church, accompanied them on the grand organ and good progress was made with the singing. Rev. Thomas J. Preston was appointed a committee of one to invite the other .clergy of the town to participate. The residents of Enfield street and Hazardville have also been invited to join In and make the celebration a town success. The general committee, composed of all sub-committees, are requested to, hold another meeting Friday evening at 8:00 o'clock in the town building, at' which .all should be present, as the time is short and the work, Of the committees should be pushed with vigor;.;' Antiques and 'Horribles. All persons desirous of taking part in the antiques and horribles parade July 4th, are invited to a mass meeting on Monday next, June 26, to be held in St. Joseph's hall at 8:00 o'clock prompt, to make final arrangements for the parade. Children Should Do Their Part. The success of the day's program as far as the music is concerned will depend upon the faithfulness of the school children in attendance upon rehearsals. The children will enjoy the celebration, and indeed much of the pleasure of others will consist in thus giving enjoyment to the young folks. Parents .should impress it upon their children that they can give as well as receive pleasure from the celebration if by their faithful rehearsals they make the chorus singing of the national songs the inspiration it should be and this can be attained ony by painstaking rehearsals, attended by all. A rehearsal was held this, afternoon and another will be heldTnext Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. - Ministers to Meet. '"'The ministers of all. the churches of the town have been requested to mefet with Rev. Thomas J. Preston ait the rectory of St. Patrick's ohurch tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 tt» discuss matters of importance to the coming celebration. Postal Savings Bank for Thompsonville. Postmaster Tudor Gowdy has been notified by the postoffice department at Washington that «t postal savings bank will be established in the Thompsonville postoffiffice on Saturday, July 15th. This will be hailed with delight by our citizens as many have felt that it is an institution much needed in this town, where there are so many ' wage earners who should have this opportunity and added incentive to save part of their earnings for old age or a "rainy day." VEddy—Maher. -.V-A quiet but pretty June wedding was .solemnized in Springfield yesterday, when the Rev. Dr. Frank W. Merrick of the Faith Congregational church united in marriage Mr. Arthur C. Eddy and Miss Florence B. Maher, both of Thompsonville. The ceremony took place at the home of the groom's mother, Mrs. Martha J. Eddy, of Myrtle street, Springfield, and was witnessed only by the immediate relatives of the contracting parties. Mr. and Mrs. Eddy are both well kiiown and popular In Thompsonville. Miss Maher was teacher in the South school until the close of the present term. Hilditch—Little. The many friends of Attorney El-don L. Hilditch are congratulating him upon his marriage Saturday afternoon to Miss May E. Little, daughter of George Little, of Worcester. Attorney Hilditch is a son of Mrs. Mary C. Hilditch of Central street, was a member of the Enfield High school, class of 1906; a graduate of Yale college, class of 1910, and on the day following his graduation was admitted to the Hartford county bar, and almost immediately began the practice of law in this town, opening an office in the Hunter block on Main street. Mr. Hilditeh's bride was formerly a resident of Somers and a classmate of Mr. Hilditch in the Enfield High school. The mother of Mr. Hilditch, her son, Dr. Warren W. Hilditch, a professor in Syracuse university, and her daughter, Miss Iso-bel Hilditch, were in attendance at the wedding ceremony. After a brief wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Hilditch will take up their residence in Thompsonville. De Pathy—Robaillard. The marriage of Evelina Cecilia Robbaillard to Henry John Baptist DePathy was solemnized in St. Patrick's church this morning, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Thomas J. Preston, pastor of the church, who also sang a nuptial high mass. Miss Elizabeth A. Dunn presided at the organ and played the "Lohengrin" wedding march as the bridal party entered the church, and as p recessional Mendelssohn's wedding march. Mrs. Fred Furey sang as an offertory, "Ave Maria." Miss Anna Robbaillard, of Wa-terbury, Conn., a niece of the bride, was bridesmaid and Mr. Joseph Caron, of Taftville, Conn., a cousin of the groom, acted as best man. The bride was attired in white mes-saline and carried a shower bouquet or roses. Mrs. De Pathy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Robbaillard, of Pearl street, and Mr. De Pathy is the manager of the Scenic theatre. Both are popular with the younger set and have hosts of friends who wish them every success in their new Meet the finance committee with an encouraging word and a gift to further the celebration. MATRIMONIAL. Pierce—Sikes. A pretty home wedding took place at the home of Willard C. Sikes of River Boulevard, Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock. The contracting parties were Lorena Jane Sikes and Leroy Harrison Pierce. The house was prettily decorated with ferns, daisies and roses. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. N. Patterson, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of Thompsonville, the single ring service being used. The bride was dressed in white silk with lace and pearl trimmings, and she carried a bouquet of white tea roses. She was attended by the small sister of the bridegroom, Miss Lois C. Pierce, and Jhe bride's nephew, Master Burton G. Sikes, acted as best man, both carrying baskets of sweet peas. Miss May E. Sikes, sister of the bride, presided at the piano. About 50 guests were present and the young couple received many valuable gifts, including silver, china, cut glass, linen and bric-a-brac. After the ceremony lunch was served and at 7 o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Pierce left in an automobile for Springfield to connect with train for the north fro a two weeks' trip through Vermont and Canada. They will reside at their home on East street. It Is the Watson Lot on Pearl and South Pearl Streets Large Attendance at Town Meeting and Close Vote on Question of Site —Subscriptions for Same Amount to $1,915.00, but Site Can Be Purchased for $1,500.00—$750.00 Appropriated for Spraying Trees— $4,247.74 Voted to Take Up Notes ol' Aetna Insurance Co. At a special meeting in the town hall about 100 voters assembled Tuesday afternoon and took action relative to the purchase of a site for the Carnegie library. First Selectman Charles D. Bent called the meeting to order. Philip J. Sullivan was chosen chairman and John K. Biss-land clerk. Representative Dr. Thomas G. Alcorn, chairman of the site committee, reported that after careful consideration of the 20 available sites, the four seemingly most desirable would be submitted to the voters; the following were the sites presented for consideration: One on North Main street, owned by Lyman A. Upson, which, save from an economic standpoint, is in the minds of the committee the most desirable, but which because of its location and the buildings by which it is now occupied would cost $8,0001. the fact that the removal of the two buildings would mean a decrease of about $6,000 worth of taxable property, was brought to the attention of the voters; the other three lots were, one on Pearl street, owned by Addison H. Brainard, at $2,000; one at the corner of Enfield and South Pearl streets, owned by Tudor Gowdy, at $1,5(TO, and one on the corner of Pearl and South Pearl streets, at $1,500. The last named site was the one chosen by a majority of two votes. This lot is owned by William Watson and has a frontage of 125 feet on Pearl street, the principal residential street of Thompsonville, and 100 feet on South Pearl. As an incentive to the purchase of this lot at least ten of the property owners in the vicinity agreed to subscribe $35 each on condition it should be chosen. A subscription amounting to $1,000 has been received from Miss Helen Stokes, for which a rising vote of thanks Was extended, as well as to others whose subscriptions have swelled the amount to $1,915. Among the many who favored the Upson site was Francis P. Leary, a resident of the eastern part of the town, who believes that it is only a matter of time when the town hall shall be in Thompsonville, giving as his opinion that only a matter of sentiment has so long kept it in En-relation in life. After a wedding. jje](j street. After paying for the An "Old Time" Fourth seems to appeal to all. Have you subscribed to the celebration fund? See some member of the committee at once. . trip to Boston Mr. and Mrs. De Pathy will reside in Thompsonville. Estee—Allen. A very quiet wedding, of interest to many friends, was that of Miss Ora Belle Allen, daughter of Mrs. Susan H. Allen, and Frank Estee, assistant engineer for the Hartford Carpet corporation, which took place Wednesday at 3 p. m. in St. Andrew's Episcopal church. The ceremony was performed by Rev. D. Russ Judd and was witnessed by only the immediate relatives and friends. The bride was attired in a gray traveling suit and gray and blue hat, with plumes, and carried a bouquet of pink and white sweet peas. Immediately after the ceremony the bridal party left in an automobile for Hartford, where a wedding dinner was served. Mr. and Mrs. Estee took an evening train for New York, where they are spending their honeymoon. On their return they will reside in Thompsonville. The regular meeting of Samuel Brown Relief corps, No. 55, ^ill be held tomorrow evening. The members of the corps will give a lawn party on their grounds on Russell street next week Friday evening, to which everybody is invited. Jager—Byrne. Mr. Andrew Jager, of this village, and Miss Margaret E. Byrne, of Windsor Locks, were united in marriage yesterday at St. Mary's rectory, Windsor Locks, by Rev. J. A. Cree-don. Miss Margaret Greaney was bridesmaid and Edward G. Byrne, a brother of the bride, best man. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Mary J. Bryne. The couple re-ecived many beautiful and costly presents. The groom's gift to his best man was a gold scarf pin and the bride's gift to her maid was a gold bracelet. Mr. and Mrs. Jager left in • an automobile later in the afternoon for their wedding trip, which will include visits to New York and Boston, and on their return they will live in Thompsonville, where the groom is engaged in business. site the committee will still have a balance of over $400 to use for grading or the purchase of books. The committee on securing the site, Dr. Thomas G. Alcorn, M. W. Bushneli, Francis P. Leary, John Pickens, George T. Mathewson, H. Stephen Bridge, Charles H. Willson and ftl. J. Connor, were appointed a building committee to purchase the site. On motion of Mr. Bent it was voted that the selectmen and treasurer be authorized to borrow a sum not to exceed $4,247.74 to replace in the treasury money expended to the Aetna Insurance company for notes given by District No. 2 some years ago. The sum of $750 was appropriated to be used in spraying trees in the highways of the town. Subscriptions to Library Site Fund. Following is a list of subscriptions to the site fund: Mrs. Helen L. Phelps Stokes, $1,000 INSTALLATION WITH - " « S i IMPRESSIVE CEREMONIES 'm • ;&! • Rev. J. Howard Tate Formally Inducted into Pastorate of United Presbyterian Church—Large Audience Listen to Words of Advice to Pastor and People. In the presence of an unusually ; y large congregation, made up of peo- • pie of all denominations in this village and vicinity, Rev. J. Howard Tate was formally installed as pastor of the United Presbyterian church of this village, Monday evening. Officers from the New York Presbytery conducted the exercises aided by a number of the ministers of the Pres-gjgpf Ills--' ' al REV. j. HOWARD TATE bytery. At 7:30 o'clock the clergy assembled and formally organized. The exercises of installation were opened with a devotional service which was led by Rev. J. A. Shaw of the New York Presbytery, who is the moderator of the Presbytery. Following an anthem by the choir, the sermon was preached by Rev. Dr. J. L. Hervey of New York city. This was followed by the address to the people, which was delivered by Rev. J. A. Reed of New York, and Rev. William Nichols, also of New York, delivered the, address , to ^the pastor. Rev. J. Howard Tate, the newly installed minister, needs no .introduc- . ti Major James B. Houston Rev. T. J. Preston Robert Hilditch Dr. Thomas G. Alcorn . . . William H. Whitney, Jr. . Mrs. J. C. Simpson John Pickens Horace L. Abbe . . Burton K. Woodward . . . M. W. Bushnell John B. Garside William Klein Franklin Skinner W. F. Bell Laurence Klein ........ William J. Mulligan J. Francis Brown Maurice Sullivan Elizabeth A. Dunn Mrs. B. F. Lord C. H. Fowler Total : 100 100 100 50 . 50 50 50 25 15 35 35 35 35 35 3j> 35 35 35 35 10 15 tion to the people of Thompsonville. During the few months that he has been pastor in this village he has won the respect and admiration of his parishioners and made numerous friends. He arrived in this village on. April 15, succeeding Rev. James H. McArtliur, who resigned to accept a call to a Presbyterian church in Philadelphia. Since his arrival here he has conducted the services at the church in a manner which is gratifying to his parishioners. Born in Washington County, la., and reared under the influence of a minister, for his father was pastor of a Presbyterian church in that place, he early in life had a leaning towards the ministry. After receiving his preliminary education in the district school in his native town he entered and graduated from a neighboring academy. From that institution he entered Monmouth college, in Monmouth, 111., where his collegiate education was completed. His theological training was received at the Allegheny Theological seminary, in Allegheny, Pa. His first call was to the pastorate of the Seventh avenue United Presbyterian church of New York city. There he remained for sixteen years, and it was with regret that his parishioners learned of his resignation. His resignation was prompted by a desire to go west. The second call was from the United Presbyterian church at Whittier, Cal. He had been in Whittier but a year and a half when he accepted the call from the United Presbyterian church in this village. The local church is excelled in beauty by but few and its handsome property is free from debt. The recently erected parsonage on Enfield street, has a small incumbrance, but it is expected this will ere long be wiped out. .... . . -V.^sSH • iwi1 - - :'fy <rJ OBSEQUIES, .$1,915 A special meeting of Enfield grange will be held on Monday evening, June 26th, in Grange hall, for the following purpose: To consider and make arrangements for' having a float in the parade on Independence day. • • ' The funeral of Mrs. Biomira Fred-erico took place Friday from St. Patrick's church and many friends and relatives attended. Mrs. Fred-erico died Wednesday last at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pas-quale Caracco, on South River street, after a few weeks' illness. Carpet City band led the funeral procession from the church to the cemetery, playing funeral dirges. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. Interment was in St. Patrick's cemetery. "M -I'M Among those present at the graduation exercises of the. New Britain Normal school were John Burke and sisters, Mary and Irene, of Pearl street and Miss Cavanaugh of River, street.
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