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)FY THIS EDITION CONTAINS TEN PAGES 9> • '.• •£'•*:?'••> :V .' :';-s%£*C*V^V •'- - VvViv CiVil ?&%* •• «. , .' : '-r-. ,. ESTABL ISHED I 8 8 u . race THOiMP&ONVi ^ THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 , 1 9 1 2 • »Si l I i i # l i » Y 0 l ? !X X X1 1 1 , NO. 2 4 1 flGovernbr Wilson's .: -' ••• - a® «^MSSi — =Sf W:,••»M'•*• — vVc;* SiMSw»ltaf&®S RSISip^Bli Receives Appointment of [ for Connecticut® ?ife '-"/•'-:l-..<y4. ^'•v>• '• ' Mrsi Mattlfew Patterson of Thomp' sonville, the Appointee, and Mrs. Humphreys Were Delegates to the Animal Convention in New York City—Lodge, v. WilL Hold Dance October 26. $«!• ^jjp. Britannia lodge, No. 34, Independent Daughters of St. George, feel highly honored in receiving the appointment of district deputy for Connecticut from the 28th annual convention of the Independent Daughters of St. George, held in New York city. Mrs. Matthew Patterson and Mrs. Humphreys of this vilage were the delegates to the convention from Britannia lodge and Mrs. Patterson was appointed district deputy for Connecticut. Both delegates report an excellent time at the annual gath ering from which they have just returned. Britannia lodge has been organized about two years and receiving this appointment is therefore the greater honor, as it testifies to the rapid growth and influence the local lodge has attained in the order. Britannia lodge will hold their second annual dance in Franklin hall, Saturday evening, October 26th, and the committee are making every effort to further its success. A valu able Morris chair will be given away on that occasion. The popularity of the lodge insures a large attendance. REPUBLICAN CAUCUS WM WI^: Judge of Probate, Representative and Justice of the Peace Will Be Nominated Next Wednesday Evening in Franklin Hall. To comply with custom the repub licails will hold their caucus on Wednesday evening for the election of candidates for judge of probate, representatives and justices of the peace. The slate agreed upon is made up as follows: Judge of probate, Charles J. Fowler; representatives,Thomas G. Alcorn and Warren B. Johnson. This ticket will not be elected as the Bull Moose party is gaining great strength. Charles J. Fowler was a candidate for judge of probate two years ago against John K. Bissland. At that time he made a great run but incurred the animosity of Mr. Bissland and his friends. Later, when Judge Bissland and his friends desired to take a whack at Judge Morrison, the one man they could secure to take up the fight was Mr. Biss-land's political enemy, Mr. Fowler Mr. Fowler was not appointed to succeed Judge Morrison and much speculation lias entered the minds of the voters as to where Mr. Fowler will expect support at the polls. His nomination at the caucus Wednesday evening no one will dispute, but with the Bull Moose in the field his chances for election are slim. Mr. Hodge, in the "Man from Home." says that when one starts to cross a river h£ ought to keep going and not stop in the middle and catch h from both sides. Dr. Alcorn will be renominated as the village candidate and Warren Johnson from Enfield street. Mr. Johnson is not known, he never did anything for the party, and when he will not receive the support of voters in his own district he can not expect anything in the other districts. Hon. M. J. Connor will in ail probability be nominated by the democrats and the tussle between him and Dr. A1 corn will be interesting. The Bull Mooses have strong men who will ccmmand the support of all who want to see the government come back to the hands of the people and the total vote of the third party will this year surpass that of the republican party vV;' UNDER' THE U DEMOCRATIC W." PRESIDENr^ooo PENSIONERS vye#?!. SmS 111 EVfcRy ?V " M/fte _ i Vlti* SflSNr |V» ? __ > TLJ- I R'<mc srsTBM L MWsh ' I An Excellent Menu and Post Bran-dial Exercises Republican Rally. The republican rally held in Franklin hall on Tuesday evening of*this week was attended by about 200 voters. Town Chairman Alcorn opened the meeting and J. W. Johnson acted as chairman. The speakers were Charles Bissell of Suffield, who is a candidate for congress, and Isaac M. Meekins, district attorney of North Carolina. About fifteen accompanied Mr. Bissell frota. Sufiield to hear him deliver his maiden speech. Arrangements are completed for the whist party and social to be given by Florence Nightingale lodge, Daughters of St. George, in Foresters' hall, Russell street, tomorrow evening. The winners of the card game3 will be awarded prizes and there will also be special guessing contests. A flower drill by a large number of little children will be a feature of the social. Wallace T. Woodin, Secretary of State Sunday School Association, the Principal Speaker—'Rally Day Observed Sunday. Sunday was rally day at the First Congregational church and the services of the week preceding were of an anticipatory character. The midweek prayer service was devoted to consideration of educational themes and on Friday evening a banquet was given to the teachers and members of the adult department of the Sunday school, which was attended by between 80 and 100. The menu was an elaborate one and was served in courses by a committee of young ladies. At the conclusion of the banquet Superintendent George L. Kingsbury acted as toastmaster and made an introductory speech, dwelling upon the progress and needs of the school, after which he introduced the following speakers: Howland Parsons, Frederick A. King, J. Warren Johnson, Joseph H. Pierce and William H. Brooks, all members of the school, and Wallace I. Woodin, of Hartford, secretary of the State Sunday School association, who was the principal speaker of the evening. Of the local speakers, Attorney Johnson was exceedingly witty and was undoubtedly the best received. He spoke of "Reminiscences of Early Days in the Sunday School," as did also Mr. King, Mr. Pierce and Mr. Parsons. Mr. Brooks spoke of "Experiences in Sunday School Work." The address of Secretary Woodin was prefaced by pungent wit and permeated with incentives to enthusiastic Sunday school service. He took for his pivotal thoughts "Vision," "Vigor" and "Victory," which he declared were three essentials to the Sunday school that would fulfill its mission and about which he evolved much that was inspirational and enthusing. His description of how the final victory was to be attained was eloquent but also practical. Despite the rain of Sunday the "Rally Day" services were largely attended. At the morning service the pastor, Rev. David Lewis Yale, preached a sermon for young people. The Sunday school held special exercises, including a short address by the pastor,- calling of the roll of the adult, . primary and home departments and the cradle roll. A program of music and recitations was then given by the primary department./ In the evening the pastor preached an educational sermon. WILL HOLD BIG RALLY TOMORROW EVENING Hundreds of Voters Will Gather in Franklin Hall—A Smoker and Discussion of Issues of the Campaign Not in many years has Enfield been so thoroughly excited over local political matters as it is this year. The citizens' party have been doing wonderful work and its success on Monday is now certain. The only interest the people seem to have in this election is to finish the cleaning-up process started last year. The same methods used by republicans last year were brought into effect this year, but the parties affected came mostly from the east end of the town, although there are any number of Bull Moose men living close to the Warehouse Point line. It' is expected that 500 will attend the rally tomorrow evening to hear the questions of interest to the citizens discussed. It is quite possible that the committee might secure Senator Joseph Alsop as the principal speaker, but if he finds it impossible, owing to such short notice, he will surely be here before the state election. The committee in charge have arranged for an enjoyable as well as an instructive evening. Washington Irving Council. Washington Irving council, K. of C., will hold a special meeting this evening at 7:30 in their lodge rooms in the Mulligan block, at which the first degree will be worked on a large class of candidates. 'For Sale" Cards, 5c, at The Press A CffARMING LEAP-YEAR PARTY (iiven by Young Ladies of the H. C. C. Club at the Club's Country Home Tuesday Evening. The young ladies~of the H. C. C. club gave a leap-year party at the country home of the club on the Springfield road, Tuesday evening. About 80 guests from Thompsonville, Springfield, Westfield, Hazardville and Warehouse Point were present. The clubhouse and grounds were very attractively decorated with Japanese lanterns, electric lighted, and the interior with lanterns and wall draperies of asparagus ferns and salvia, one pretty feature of the decorations being a line of electric lights from the car line to the clubhouse, making a very attractive approach. Much charm was added to the decorative effect by the pretty gowns of the young ladies, who were attired in chiffon, messaline, voile and muslin in delicate evening shades. The leap-year idea was carried out to the full extent, the young men being well taken care of. A program of 16 numbers was danced and included novelty dances and a goodly number of ladies' choices afforded much amusement. Music was frunished by Cava-naugh's orchestra, the way in which Mr. Cavanaugh handled the novelty dancing deserving special mention. A buffet lunch was served in the dining room at 10:30 and it is needless to say that it was well patronized. The party broke up at 12:00 o'clock, all pronouncing it a grand success. The committee of arrangements for the affair were Mrs. Luella M. Webber, in charge of dancing, Miss Eleanor Hines of refreshments, and Miss Annie Moriarty, Miss Katherine Brennan, the Misses Elizabeth and Laura Stone and Miss Eleanor Sullivan. Much credit for the success of the event is due to Alvin D. Higgins, the president of the club, for many courtesies extended. ' * A r f ' "pfj j.. _ ».g What Representative From the Locks 5: Is Really Looking For 1 ^ The Patrolmen." Proposition Not a Popular Oiie~Biit Little Interest in Coining Town Election—Healy Will Probably Be Republican Standard Bearer. (Fram our Special Correspondent.) Windsor Locks, Oct. 3, 1912. The annual. election of town officers takes place next Monday and the lack of interest on both sides is particularly noticeable. The election of the democratic ticket by the usual majority is confidently expected. On the following Tuesday will be held the town meeting and of all articles in the warning the one asking for the appointment of patrolman is receiving the most, sidewalk comment. The stable, responsible citizens are unalterably against the town having salaried men to do police work. The town, in their opinion, might just as well continue to be what it is and not try to be what it isn't. Indeed, if patrolmen were appointed it would not do away with constables and the argument of being a saving to the town is therefore a fallacy. There is only the one business street and this thoroughfare having only one side two patrolmen would in the opinion of many be in each other's'way. There is, however, a more serious side to this new problem, and its far-reaching features, will be realized when the plot of the politicians is here disclosed. If Representative Kelly is returned to the legislature a local police court will be established and, of course, Attorney Kelly will be in a position to secure the judgeship. The salary, to be agreed on by the manipulator of events in this quiet little town, is $750. With this change brought about the justices of the peace will be retired and the constables will not stand in favor by the court or town officials. The first thing necessary to bring about this change is the appointment of patrolmen, the next move would-be the flection of Mr. Kelly and then, with the introduction of a proper bill into the house, the matter would be consummated. This may appear to many of our village readers as vague and remote, possibly, but Windsor Locks politicians are not asleep and it is through the dilligence of the writer that their plots are uncovered. As far as political scheming is concerned the powers must be given credit, but it is hardly possible that their slick piece of politics can be put over on the people this year. The republican caucus will nominate Frank Healy for representative unless he refuses at the last minute as he has already given his consent to become the party standard bearer. If he accepts there is little doubt about the result. Last week the writer stated that Mr. Healy would reci've a federal position from Mr. Bissell. It is now understood that the position will be that of secretary to Mr. Bissell. TEACHERS' INSTITUTE IN WINDSOR LOCKS George Henry Gabb of Bloomfield the Candidate Martin E. Brodrick, Frederick R. Furey and Francis P. Carey Delegates From Eniield — Delegates Dined by Nominee Gabb. The democratic convention for the nominating of a candidate as senator for the Seventh Senatorial district was held in the Casino at Windsor Saturday. George Henry Gabb of Bloomfield was the successful candidate. The nomination was unanimous and by vote of the convention, the clerk of the convention was ordered to cast one vote for Mr. Gabb. The convention was called to order by Timothy F. McCarthy of Windsor Locks,* the chairman of the senatorial committee. Judge William H. Sullivan of Canton was elected chairman and Henry M. Broderick of Windsor clerk. The following committees were appointed: Credentials—T. M. Laflin of Windsor Locks, John F. Flynn of East Windsor and William Warrington of Windsor. Resolutions—Martin E. Brodrick of Enfield, John H. Canfield of East Windsor and Harry M. Goddard of Simsbury. Following the appointment of the committees a recess was taken to give the committees time to prepare their reports. During the interval the delegates listened to speeches by Constable James R. Graham of Hartford and Representative Matthew P. Kelly of Windsor Locks. When the convention reconvened the committee on credentials reported the following delegates and the report was accepted: Suffield, W. S. Stiles, G.' A. Sheldon, Kirk Jones, J. F. Barnet, Jr.; Windsor, William Warrington, Addison Lanphear, Henry M. Broderick, Thomas F. Connor; Windsor Locks, Timothy F. McCarthy, M. J. McCue, P. V. Keever, T. M. Laflin; Enfield, Martin E. Brodrick, Frederick R. Furey, Francis P. Carey; Granby, C. E. Moore, E. H. Wilcox, Nathaniel Holcomb, Milo Wilcox; Hartland, E. A. Gay lord, Charles T. Osborne, Cary F. Schen-estskl, Carleton Osborne; Simsbury, Henry Curtis, A. E. Curtis, J. W. Holcomb, Henry M. Goddard; Bloomfield, Charles Dwyer, William G. Hubbard, George H. Gabb, Samuel J. Mills; Canton, John Nulty, Frank Viering, W. J. Riedy, Judge William H. Sulljvan; East Granby, Harley T. Drew, J. Edward Viets, Morris Condon; East Windsor, John F. Flynn, I. E. Hambach, John H. Caulfield, Richard Boyle. William J. Mills of Bloomfield made the nominating speech, presenting the name of Mr. Gabb. Mr. Mills and Mr. Flynn of East Windsor were appointed a committee to notify Mr. Gabb of his nomination and upon entering the hall he was greeted with applause. He made a short speech of acceptance and invited the delegates to dinner at the Hotel Windsor. The old senatorial committee, consisting of Timothy F. McCarthy, William G. Hubbard and Weston Styles, was re-elected. Will Be Held in High School Building Saturday. A teachers' institute will be held in the High school building, Windsor Locks, Saturday, under the auspices of the state board of education. The sessions will begin at 9:4T> a. m. and the following program has been arranged: 9:45—Opening. 10:00—"Oral Hygiene," Dr. F. T. Murless, Jr., Windsor Locks. 10:30-1 1:00—Primary section— "Teaching Geography in the Primary Grades," illustrated with a class of pupils, Eleanor Allen, Suffield. Advanced section — "Teaching Geography in the Upper Grades," illustrated with a class of pupils, Anna M. Zipkin, Ellington. 11:00-11:30—Combined sections— "Teaching Penmanship in a School of Several Grades," illustrated with a class of pup\ls, Margaret Balcom, Somers. 11:30—Combined sections—Reports and discussion by teachers' committees of Suffield, Somers and Ellington on the course of study for grades seven and eight, and the .grading and selection of primary reading material. Orplieuin Theatre. The management are working out the idea of .giving a perfect picture and to that end have installed a new machine to make the pictures clearer and more distinct, and have put in a newer service of pictures than have been running here before. The songs for the last of the week are new, one of them, "The Loving Rag-time Man," and "The Trolley Car Swing," sung right up to the minute by Ed. Finnerty. The business at this house is steadily improving and the management feel that they have one of the best equipped picture houses in this vicinity. Attended by Nearly 6,000 People During the Day One of the Best Yet Held—List of the Awards and Special Prize Winners —Some of the Many Attractions. ,Tlie Union Agricultural society, whose membership is composed of farmers and others interested in farming, in the towns of Somers, Enfield, East Windsor apd Ellington, last Wednesday conducted their 74th annual fair, and all things considered it was probably the most successful of the 74. The attendance was exceptionally large, nearly 6,000 persons being present during the day. The weather, threatening in the morning, cleared, and later in the day was nearly perfect. As has ever been the custom, Somers street was the scene of the exhibition. - In character the fair was one of the real old-fashioned kind, with none of the modern innovations that are usually introduced into the fairs of today. The Somers fair was strictly an exhibH and one or two fakirs who attempted to do business were compelled to desist. In point of quality the cattle show was doubtless the best in the history of the society, though in point of numbers it fell below the average of former years. If the samples of farm and garden produce exhibited are anything to go by the farmers of this section have no reason to complain of the crops harvested this season. The horticultural display and those in the fancy work and fine arts department were quite up to the standard. The poultry exhibit was the exhibit par excellence and was. a center of interest. An elaborate parade was held in the morning, the formation being as follows: President Ernest S. Fuller and the other officers leading; Grand Marshal Marcus A. Kibbe and Assistant Marshal C. P. Fuller; Carpet City band; float, "Goddess of Liberty," Battle street school; float, "Landing of Columbus," Center street school; float, "The Puritans," Somersville school; float, "American Mechanics," representing parts of the ritualistic work; Daughters of Liberty float, representing "Cuba and Columbia"; Somers creamery float, illustrating the system of pasteurizing milk; W. C. Pease, float, showing a busy day at the plant; Somers mills float; Somers fire department float; A. S. Hurlburt's float, showing shade-grown tobacco; Parson's "one-hoss shay," which was in use 110 years ago, in which rode Erwin Avery and Mrs. Ann Lee. The judges awarded first prize to the Center street school float, second prize to Battle street school and third to the Somersville school. The ball game between the Hazardville and Somers street teams was an amusement feature that was appreciated. Oates, Carsoil and Haverty of the Brussels played with the Hazardville nine, who won the game, the score standing 24 to 8 in their favor. Ryan and Paradise were the batteries for Hazardville and Dimock and Russell for Somers street. The playing of the Carpet City band was much enjoyed. Altogether the Union Agricultural society is to be congratulated on the success of their 74th annual fair. Was as Decided a Success as Opening Night General McArtliur Corps of Chicopee and New Britain Fife and Drum Corps Made Excellent Showing—-. Fair Will End Saturday. The second night Of the Father Mathew Drum corps fair Saturday night was equally as successful as the opening night. The parade started at about 8:00 o'clock, the General MacArthur corps of Chicopee and the New Britain corps taking part. On Saturday evening of this week the fair will be brought to a close and the committee in charge are sparing nothing to make the closing night the best yet. They have sent out several invitations to corps to attend and expect seven at least, but have heard from the Ward 8 of Indian Orchard, Y. M. T. A. B. of New Britain, Lafayette of Ware, Mass., and the Father Mathews of Springfield, who will be here to take part in the street parade. The white dogs are all the rage and this week will be the last chance to get one. A novel feature for the closing night will be a voting contest for the four candidates for President—Taft, Roosevelt, Wilson and Chafin. Everyone purchasing an admission ticket will be entitled to a vote for the man he thinks is the best. The total will be announced before the fair closes. Politicians should attend and see that their man will be the most popular. As the articles on the tickets and books will be drawn on Saturday night it would be advisable for all holding tickets or having chances on books to be in attendance and carry home the prizes. Your last chance to encourage the Father Mathew corps, so all who can should help close the fair in the same manner as it opened—a grand success. m ••>1 • R"' •'U •&. 10, J'K AUTOMOBILE RAN AWAY FRATERNAL SOCIETY NEWS Mrs. Mabel Kotlie of Church street has as her guests Mrs. C. E. Webb and young son, Rutherford, of Spokane, Washington. Mrs. Webb was Miss Anne Kothe of Thompsonville. Division No. I, A. O. H. Division No. 1, A. O. H., held a special meeting Sunday evening in Emmett hall to hear reports from the committee appointed to make arrangements for the observance of the 30th anniversary of the division. The report favored holding a banquet. The committee have secured several prominent speakers in Connecticut, and the affair promises to be something out of the ordinary in fraternal society circles. Pythian Sisters. / The regular meeting of Asnuntuck lodge, No. 15, Pythian Sisters, will be held in Odd Fellows' hall tomorrow evening. A meeting of the Sisters is called for 7:30 o'clock for the transaction of special business. I AVild Excitement on Alain Street This Afternoon When Automobile Starts Off Alone. This afternoon while Irving Wood-worth of Suffield was enjoying the comfort of a big chair in the office of the Thompsonville hotel, his automobile, which he left standing in front of the hotel, decided to go toward home. It backed across the street, over the curbstone and struck the wall of Mrs. Simpson's brick block. For a time it looked as though the machine would go through the large plate glass windows of the Thompsonville Dry Goods Store. The rear tire of the machine was broken but there apparently was no further damage done. Owing to the cold, damp condition of the rooms the Enfield Public Library was closed Tuesday. Arthur R. Leete has gone to Chattanooga, Tenn., as a delegate to the convention of the Funeral Directors' Association of America, which is being held in that city. Mr. Leete is president of the Connecticut Em-balmers' association. He was accompanied by Mrs. Leete and they intend to be gone about two weeks and will visit other points of interest while away. BIENNIAL CONVENTION LADIES' AUXILIARY, A, 0, H. Will Be Held in St. Joseph's Hall, Thompsonville, Thursday, October 10th — Local. Auxiliary Making Preparations to Entertain. The eighth biennial convention of the Ladies' Auxiliary to the A .0. H., of Hartford county, will be held in St. Joseph's hall, Thursday, October 10th. There will be about 80 delegates present from the various divisions in the county. The morning session will open at 10:00 o'clock. Dinner will be served to the delegates in Franklin hall at 1:00 p. m. Mr. Corkery, proprietor of the Thompsonville hotel, will cater. Following the convention a supper will be served to the delegates in Emmett hall by the members of the local auxiliary, who are making every effort to make this convention a grand success. There will be an entertainment in St. Joseph's hall in the evening for the visiting delegates, to which the members of the auxiliary and a friend, also the members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians are cordially invited. The entertainment committee have arranged a very pleasing program, consisting of vocal and instrumental selections and recitations. OPENING RECEPTION SCHOOL FOR DANCING Prof, and Mrs. A. J. Giaconia Start Their School for Dancing Under Most Promising Conditions—Reception Held Friday Night Attended by More Than 200. With about 200 young people present, the opening reception of the Thompsonville School for Dancing, given by Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Giaconia Friday night in Casino hall, proved to be a very successful affair, and from appearances this year's dancing class promises to be a good one. Over 50 young people have entered their names and many more plan to enter the class later if not at the opening lesson. Mr. Giaconia will this year be more strict in regard to the dancing taught in his school, allowing no fad dances such as the "Turkey Trot," "Bunny Hug," and also excluding the "Boston," which he does not consider a proper dance. The music for the opening reception was rendered by Mr. Brown, pianist, a program of 16 dances being enjoyed. The hall was appropriately decorated for the occasion with plenty of bunting, flags, etc. Commencing tomorrow evening Mr. Giaconia will hold his dancing classes once a week on Fridays. The lessons in the afternoon will be for children and in the evening for adults. ' ii'M M •XI v: » iV-T: :A. • v 'I*.
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