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. m m ?&W0 ' ;' THIS EDITION CONTAINS TEN PACES ..; m#- mssm 'McH THliillTION CONTAINS TEN PAGES5 ESTABLISHED mm TH0MPS0NVILLE, CONN„ THUKSDAY, jANUAM 23, 19)3 VOL, XXXIII, N0/39SSl'| sp my ••<•-< •v.. K&t&S VC-'J'ih'W-ft.- -ai » . t : • •' ft®® yj;1 f-}r* Us WM M/4 IV"" - V; v' \ W':-' 'pTv . - . . . J^ Heport; of Special Scliool Committee Accepted Without Dissenting Vote " _ m&0k<7t- ** ^ of the Largest Town Meet. SMteitliiigs in History'of the'Town—Com. | inittee Appointed to Select a Site and Empowered to Build and Equip New School Building Without Delay. The special town meeting of the legal voters of Enfield held Saturday £$&<**'>• ' a£ternoon was oQe of the largest in s '• ttle town's history and proved the wisdom of changing the place and hour of meeting. Franklin hall was •crowded, every seat being taken and nearly all the standing room being filled. Over 500 men were present. First Selectman J. Francis Browne called the meeting to order. Philip J. Sullivan was selected as chairman and handled the meeting admirably. Town Clerk Eldon L. Hilditch acted as secretary. Two important matters vital to the interests of the town were settled, that of increasing the town tax to 12 mills and voting $45,000 for the erection anf4 equipment of a new 6ight-voom schoolhouse. Although a lengthy discussion attended each proposition, , when a rote was taken each was carried unanimously. A most noticeable thing about < the meeting was the large predominance of taxpayers and that the outlying districts of the town were well represented, though it had been the fear of some that should the place of meeting be changed - to Thompson-vine the contrary would result., -k First Selectman Browne and Town Cierk Hilditch are to' be commended for their ready knowledge of the town's finances, every question regarding which was answered imme- * • diute!v" atvd >.<ost-satisfactorily. There were six articles in the warning, the first being to authorize the selectmen to. borrow $5,000 in anticipation of the revenue from taxes. . Martin E. Brodrick presented a resolution authorizing the selectmen to borrow $5,000, or such part thereof as may be necessary. First Selectman Browne said in explanation that while in 1911 $40,- 000 was borrowed in anticipation of the revenue from taxes, in 1912 only $30,000 was voted for this purpose. and now the sum of $5,000 was required to pay teachers' salaries and other current expenses.. Town Clerk Hilditch read a statement of the expenditures of the selectmen up to date as follows: For roads and bridges, $13,603.82; miscellaneous. $2,391.47: town officers, $1,980.49; patrolmen. §1,437.76; poor away, $366.90; town farm, $525.31: insane poor, $1,019.29; lights, $2,617; water. $S5S; cemeteries. ? 7 5: public library, $200; tree warden. $118.64; macadamising roads in the north end. $4,000, and curbing. $1,154—a total of $25,- 193.6S. Selectman Browne stated that the $10,000 might not be needed, but it was asked for at this time to be on the safe side should all or any part of it be required. It was voted without dissent. Article 2 of the warning was next taken up. This was the report of the special committee on investigating conditions in the schools. The report had been published in The Press of last week and therefore most of those present were aware of its findings and recommendations. Town Clerk Hilditch read the report and Representative Thomas G. Alcorn moved that it be accepted and referred to the "school committee. The recommendations of most importance were the erection of an eight-room graded school building, the raising of the charge for tuition in the High school for out-of-town pupils from $40 to $50 a year, and in the graded schools from $24 to $35 per year; also the opening of an 'ungraded room in the North school in which children lacking knowledge ; • -of the English language can be given •special drill in order to make their progress in the other grades readier •and help to eliminate so great a disparity in the ages in the first grade. Reference was also made to the recent action of the school board in (voting to appoint a superintendent of schools and this was commended by the report. : : '^ •s% 1 This note of commendation brought practically the only bone of in regard to accepting the -'for Henry F. Fletcher, a for-member of the- school., commit offered an amendment' to Dr. Al- "~ V corn's motion, that the clause relat-to a 'school superintendent be •stricken out before accepting the' re- Date)f Set for Monda March 31st -if Evening, Affair Will Be One of the Most Elaborate Ever Attempted by This Organization, Which is Constantly In-creasing in Popularity. The Knights of Columbus have set Monday evening, March 31st, ^two weeks iafter Easter, as the date of their annual ball. The following members have been appointed to have charge of the affair: Grand Knight John Cavanaugh, chairman; Deputy Grand Knight Charles Connor, secretary; aids, William B. Lyons, John Rush, William E. Savage, John B. Fahey, Daniel Garvey, Edward O'Donnell, J. L. Sullivan. At a meeting of the committee in the Knights of Columbus rooms Monday evening, the consensus of opinion was that the affair should be conducted on the same lines as heretofore. A few > new innovations were suggested which may be introduced later. # The ball has been well attended in the past and seems to grow more popular each year. Last year the number of out-of-town guests was greater than ever and it is expected that the number will be even larger this year, as many of those present last year were heard to remark that the affair was the best ever and they would surely come next year and bring their friends along. A NEW CIVIC ORGANIZATION 1 oung Men's Club of First Congregational Church of Enfield—Program of Special Study Outlined. A civic organization was the outcome of a gathering of the young men of the Enfield Congregational church on Tuesday evening at the home of George L. Kingsbury. This new organization adopted the name of the Young Men's Club of the First Congregational church. A program of special study has been outlined and will be under the direction of Samuel E. Pond, B. H., of the Springfield Y. M. C. A. college faculty. The first meeting of the club will be at the church on Sunday noon as an active feature of the Sunday school work. The Young Men's club will welcome to its meetings and membership the young men of Enfield and vicinity who are interested in the study of social and civic problems. The officers elected are as follows: President, Harold M. Hine; secretary-treasurer, Herbert R. Kingsbury; chairman of membership committee, Charles C. Chapin. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IHilBftt ANNUAL MEETING •*. - Officers Elected—Encouraging"' ;Re-ifgports— A Memorial Service. . The annual meeting of the First* Congregational church, Enfield, was 'held last Thursday afternoon -. and evening in the church parlors. The meeting was largely attended:- Rev,, David Lewis Yale presided over both" sessions:,,,- Thef aftef noon session started at 3:00 o'clock, most of the time being devoted to reports of the past year's work, all of which were pleasing and the financial statement was most encouraging. Supper was served in the parish house at 6 o'clock to members, The evening session began at 7:45 o'clock. This service was in memory of two former ministers of the church, Rev. N. H. Eggleston and Rev. S. G. Forbds, whose deaths occurred during the past year. ^ The following officers and committees were elected: Treasurer, Frederick A. King; trustee of the Wright Robbins, Lusk and Strickland funds, Deacon Harlan P. Parsons; standing committee, pastor and deacons, William K. Henry, Frank J. Pease, Frank H. Abbe, Dr. John L. Bridge, William H; Whitney, Jr.; music committee, William H. Whitney, Jr., Terry J. Chapin, Harry E. Allen, Robert F. King; music directors for evening services, Mrs. Nellie Lewis, Miss Ruth Kingsbury; auditor, Allen R. Hathaway; superintendent of Sunday school, George L. Kingsbury; assist-tant, Herbert M. Carson; junior superintendent, Miss Mary E. Parsons; assistant junior superintendent, Mrs. Frank H. Abbe; superintendent of cradle roll, Miss Beulah Bacon; hqme department superintendent, Deacon Harlan P. Parsons. •'> i" -' i' i (Continued on Page Four.) The "Crabbers" Club. A club has been organized in town to be kViown as the "Crabbers" club. The following are the officers: President, William F. Lamont; vice-president, "Billy" Chestnut; secretary, Daniel Love; treasurer, William F. Lamont; executive committee, Dannie Mathewson, supreme Crabber (chairman), C. F. Sullivan, John Fahey, Philip Clarkin and John J. Rush; trustees, S. Ganner, Dave Clayton and Edward'O'Donnell (most exalted Crabber), William C. Becker; auditors, Percy Everetts and John L. Sullivan. The club at a meeting last evening voted to hold its first annual banquet Monday evening in the Windsor hotel in Warehouse Point. Covers will be laid for 40 and Philip J. Sullivan will act as toastmaster. Every member will be called upon to respond to the theme, "Why I Am a Crabber." The club had its origin among baseball fans and the crowds that attend the bowling games every evening, and some basketball fans have applied for membership. Majestic Theatre. About 2,500 people attended the ever-popular "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Monday, .matinee and night, at the Majestic, and thorougnly enjoyed an excellent presentation of the play. Tuesday and Wednesday nights the special attraction wag Max Holden, the "Shadowgraphist," and' he was a marvel, the best of his kind to visit the town. He made a great hit with his hand playlets, "His First Cigar," "Painless Dentistry," and lifelike animal pictures, winning much applause. Tonight eight reels of pictures will be included in the program, a great variety of westerns, dramas, comedies, etc., sure to please all. And as a special act, "Kashima," the human billiard table, the most wonderful of his kind, will mystify and delight his audience. He will remain Friday and Saturday and none should miss seeing him. Miss Payette, the new singer at the Majestic, has a wonderfully sweet and pleasing voice and is a most versatile singer. She is one of the finest singers 'the Majestic has ever had. Saturday a "Candy Matinee" for the children is promised, so let them all go and enjoy the pictures, and Mr. Block, the manager, assures all parents that the candy presented to the little ones will be of pure quality. Italia-Anierican Citizens' Club. The annual meeting of the Italian- American Republican club of Thomp-sonville was held Sunday afternoon, at which it was voted to change the name of the club to the Italio-Ameri-can Citizens' club. The object of the club is to interest the local Italians in becoming American citizens, and the change of name was decided on in order that there should be no party preference to hinder the increase in membership. The following officers for the coming year were elected: Presi&ent, Terrescio Marinaccio; ' secretary, Michael Grosso; treasurer, Vincent Frangiamore. A committee of five consisting of P. Lamagna, V. Frangiamore, M. Grosso, N. Caranzo and L. Tamagna was-appointed to draw up a new constitution and by-laws for the society. " ' Trade at Sisitzky's Public Market at 5 South Main street, . You save money by bo doing.—tf. Union Agricultural Society Elects Officers. The annual meeting of t^e Union Agricultural society was held in the Broad Brook hotel Monday after noon. The reports of the officers were read and were very gratifying. Treasurer Thompson's report showed a balance of $920 in the treasury. The following officers were elected: President, Dr. H. O. Allen of Broad Brook'; vice-president, Charles H. Brainard of Epfield; secretary, J. T. Miskill of Broad Brook; treasurer, Charles Thompson of Ellington. Town committees and list of judges were also selected at the meeting. The agricultural fair this year will be held in Broad Brook and will mark the 75t.h anniversary of the organization of the society. Enfield Grange Installs Officers. At a largely attended meeting of the members of the Enfield grange held Monday evening the following newly-elected officers were installed by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Price of Warehouse Point: Master, Frdncis J Pease; overseer, D. Everett Neelans; chaplain, Mrs. Sarah A. Chapin; lecturer, Miss Effle Davis; assistant, Miss Marian -fcavis; steward, Marshall J. Collins; doorkeeper, Edmund Pease; inside guard, Howard Pierce; secretary, Mrs. Ellen Killam; treasurer, Mrs. Rose Ella Pease; Flora, Mrs. Linden S. Abbe; Ceres, Miss Elizabeth' Pierce; Pomona, Miss May Bridge; pianist,' Mrs. Walter Price; chorister, Charles Killam. Following the installation exercises the annual banquet was served. Mr. and Mrs. William E. Lyford of Springfield are receiving congratulations over the birth of a son born Saturday morning, and grandson to Alvin D. Higgins of this village. people this year that they will have the same efficient advertiser. ; i M. 'L.-; " t U ^ Ow Appointment of lH^Head of Department Bulkeley Eiemeiit Now in Control of Pheoni.v-American Bank—Hartford Post Advances Bates—Other Interesting News From Capital City. (Special to The^ress.) • -• ' Hertford, January 23. When the Phoenix-American bank merger took place some of the papers were bold enough to predict that this combination was for the purpose of transferring to the Bulkeley interests the strong influence and rich assets of the American institution. That assertion was vigorously denied by representatives of both banks. The idea was scouted that the directors of the American bank would ever allow themselves to be gobbled up by any other concern. But it now happens that the deniers were either deceivers or knew not whereof they spoke and that the papers were right. At the annual meeting of the combined banks this week the American forces were routed and the Bulkeley element is now in control. The regrettable feature in this outcome is the ousting of Joseph H. King, former president of the Amferican, a gentleman who built up the iMtitution with which he was connected by the courteous treatment he extended to all. As courtesy was not a common commodity in the old Swift days of this bank the change was very agreeable to those who did business with the bank and the absence of Mr. King will be greatly regretted. The sham battle which the water board is fighting since the dismissal of former President Dower is the joke of the town. It will be recalled that Kinsella was selected to turn the trick of evicting the former democratic president of the board. No new name had a; ghost of a show of being confirmed till this astute politician showed Mayor Cheney the way. Spencer Goodwin is the republican who benefited by the wisdom of Kinsella. For two meetings the members of the board have been voting fruitlessly to elect a new head.- The democratic three are standing by McManus and the three republicans are casting their ballot for Root. At the meeting Tuesday night it was arranged that the work of the department should be carried on by extraordinary course till the president is elected. The general work can be done, therefore, without let or hindrance. All that now remains is for the members of the bi-partisan board to make some "sacrifice," as one member phrased it, and agree to elect a president. Root and McManus cannot break the deadlock s6 the only way out seems to be for Mr. Goodwin to deliver a neat little speech on the necessity of harmony and then announce that he is about to cast his ballot for a democrat, and it may be marked down right now that the democrat will not be McManus or Shannon. Incidentally the present squabble shows off Engineer Saville in rather bad light. Again be it recalled that Dower went to Panama and brought this man to Hartford. Some other members of the board fought against his appointment because they thought that Dower was actuated -by clan notions in his choice. When it came out that Saville was chosen because of his supposed efficiency, even then the other members, refused to confirm his appointment. But Dower was obdurate and held out for Saville till finally the position of chief engineer dropped to his portion. To hear Saville talk now yoft gather that Dower was about the worst enemy he had. Perhaps the engineer has espoused the cause of the opposition in the hope that he may be retained. Make another mark right here and see what happens to Saville. The announcement of The Post that on February first it will advance its rates fulfills the expectations of those who have been watching the career of that daily. ' The newsboys will greet the change with pleasure and with the cent which the sales woll now bring them they may be found as anxious to push this paper as they were reluctant to sell it when the sale meant only half a cent profit. With the advance in rates it may not be necessary for the managers to boom the contests into which they have gone so extensively, of latte and this will be gratifying to -the real well-wishers of the journal. There is room for two evening papers here, but up to the present time The Post has not taken advantage of its op-porunities The success of the automobile show last year was due in a great measure to John Gleason, the official adver tiser. It is good news for the auto PARCELS POST AT THOMPSONVILLE POSTOFFICE Bepoi't of the System for First Fifteen Days—Time of Delivery Much Shortet'tThan by Express. Postmaster Gowdy has completed his report of the new parcels post business at the local postoffice for the first 15 days of its inauguration. It shows the following: Packages received at the local office from various points, 337; number sent out, 265. Of these packages five of the incoming and nine of the outgoing were insured. The total value of stamps on incoming packages was $26.95, and on outgoing packages- $22.60. People report receipt of articles in much shorter time than by express service. The system is making good and growing fast. T HIGH SCHOOL NOTES 19 —— The triennial exhibition and entertainment of the High school is to be held soon after the Lenten season. On account of the time lost last year, when the building was being repaired, the exhibition was postponed until the present time. The exhibits, as in former years, are to be the handiwork of the pupils. ' The exhibit will be followed by an entertainment, given by the pupils. Cake, cream and candy will be on sale, part of the prooeeds going towards purchasing a stereopticon, which will be used to aid the pupils in their various studies. As in the past, a High school chorus has been organized, the whole school participating. There are two divisions; the first consisting of the seniors, juniors and second-year pupils, and the second composed of the first-year pupils. The divisions, under the charge of Miss Hallowell and Mr. King, meet once every two weeks. The entire school has been arranged in five divisions for the study of rhetoricals. The debating society, composed of the boys of the senior, junior, and second-year pupils, in charge of Principal Parkman, will carry on the work of the past years. The first-year Boys' Rhetorical society is similar to the Debating society, both meeting every other week. Mr. Hine is in charge of the society. The senior and junior girls also constitute a Rhetorical society, in charge of Miss Archibald. The sec-ond- year girls form another society, over which Miss Brown has supervision, and the first-year girls, under charge of Miss Dearborn and Miss Strong, form another society. These also meet every other week. The officers of the various societies follow : Debating Society—President, Harold Bromage; vice-president, Raymond Stowe; secretary, Lawrence Tead; treasurer, James Caldwell. First-year Rhetorical Society— President, Clifford Yager; secretary and treasurer, Robert Voorhies. Girls' Senior and Junior Rhetorical Society—President, Mabelle Gager; vice-president, Patience Love; secretary, Marion Abbe. Girls' Second-year Rhetorical Society— President, Jeannette, Graham; secretary, Margaret O'Brien. Girls' First-year Rhetorical Society— President, Sarah Cushman; vice-president, Dorothy Dean; secretary, Alice Kenney. An orchestra composed of High school pupils has been organized. There is considerable talent in the school and the orchestra should be a success. One successful rehearsal has been held. The orchestra will meet once a week for rehearsal, under supervision of Mr. King. Rapid Increase in Members of This Worthy G. A. R, Auxiliary Associate Membership Should Be Large, as It. is Intended to Perpetu- • ate the Principles of Liberty for \\ hich the G. A. It. Organization Stands. The associate membership of Samuel Brown post, G. A. R., inaugurated so auspiciously at the annual installation of officers, is rapidly increasing in numbers. As was so ably set forth at the initial meeting, the object of this new department in connection with Samuel Brown post is to perpetuate the love of liberty and those noble principles for which the G. A. R. have stood since '61. The numbers of the post are rapidly diminishing, as is inevitable. Samuel Brown post once numbered more than 100, but this has been reduced to less than 30. The time is not many years distant when Enfield will render the last honors to the last member, of Samuel Brosvn post: but the spirit of these defenders of the flag and of all for which it stands of freedom, justice, national honor and integrity, brotherhood and the protection of human rights should not pass out with them. They nurtured it all through the years and now feel the necessity of imparting it to others, if in its true meaning it is to be perpetuated. Hence their desire to form this associate membership. The initiation fee has been placed at the nominal sum of $1.50, which includes a handsome and valuable badge, and the annual dues will be but $1.00. With but little effort the membership should increase to several hundred, as the post is highly esteemed in this town. The new branch will enjoy all the social functions of the post, and will assist in the Memorial day .exercises. All men desirous of becoming members of this worthy organization should give their names at once to Adjutant Abraham Cope or some member of Samuel Brown post, as applications for membership must be proposed and vouched for by members of the post. All who join the association membership within the next two weeks will be charter members. At the next open meeting it is hoped that all who are invited to become members will be present and will assist in perfecting the organization. m -Lakeman of Strat- -Magee of Water- ST, BERNARD'S CHURCH 25TH ANNIVERSARY Appropriate Exercises Held Sunday in Commemoration of the Event. St. Bernard's church in Hazard-ville celebrated the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the church and the appointment of its first resident rector, Rev. John Synnott, with appropriate exercises at the 10:30 o'clock mass Sunday. Rev. Edward A. Flannery, the present rector, in an appropriate discourse, gave a historical sketch of the church covering the past 25' years. He paid eloquent tribute to its former pastors and zealous people. Special music was rendered by the choir under direction of Miss Mary Jeffries, organist. The population of the Hazardville division of the parish numbers 637. :: .* Edmund Naylor of Worcester, Mass., a former resident, was in town Yesterday attending the funeral of Martin Casey of Waterbury, a relative. Committees for Board of Trade Banquet. The following committees have been selected by the governing board of the Board of Trade to complete arrangements for the annual banquet which will be held on the evening of Feb. 25. Speakers committee, Dr. Thomas G. Alcorn (chairman), Allyn G. Bridge, M. J. Connor, R. W. Reynolds, W. K. Henry, Arthur R. Leete and John K. Bissland; catering and hall committee, George T. Mathewson (chairman), Charles D. Bent, Julius Roth, Daniel J. Mullane and W.P.Schwabe. Other committees are yet to be chosen by the governing board. — :; Republican Club. The Republican club will continue their headquarters in the Brainard building. High street, until the closing of the club's fiscal year, Nov. 15. The rooms are open every evening to members and are being well patronized. Billiard tables have been recently installed and are proving a popular sport. Tomorrow evening a business meeting and entertainment will be held in the club rooms. A resolution was adopted at the last meeting extending the congratulations of the members of the club to its -first vice-president, Rev. N. D. Parsons of Enfield street on his appointment as chaplain of the house of representatives at Hartford. (Special to The Press.) Hartford, January 23. The following will act on the judiciary committee: Healy, Windsor Locks, chairman; Everetts, Milford; Hyde, Manchester; Higgins, Torring-ton; Rungee, Greenwich; Thorns, Waterbury; Taylor, Danbury; Avery, Groton; Kelly, Windham; McDon-ough, Naugatuck; McCarthy, Anso-nia; Perry, Stratford. Incorporations Committee—Mars-den of Madison, chairman; Kelly, Killingly; Stillman, Easton; Hudson, East Windsor; Harris, Sharon; Addis, New Milford; Lockwood, Stamford; Traner, New London; Chese-bro, Stonington; McCarthy, Ansonia; Newman, Bridgeport; Gaylord. 1 he following are the chairmen of the various committees: Agricultural ford. Appropriations-town. Banks—Hall of Willington. Capitol, Furniture and Grounds— Cook of Manchester. Cities and Boroughs—King of Fairfield. Claims—Danielson of Plainfield. Congressional and Senatorial Districts— Boyd of Waterbury. Engrossed Bills—Vail of Winchester. Educational—Tracy of Thomaston. Excise—Lyman of Middlefield. Federal Relations—Douglas of Bristol. Finance—Lewis of Westbrook. Fish and Game—Landon of Say-brook. Forfeited Rights — Walker of Union. Humane Institutions—Alcorn of Enfield. Woman's Suffrage—Hunt of Glastonbury. State Library—Kelly of Vernon. Unfinished Business—Carter of Plainville. Legislative of Hebron. Manufactures Wallingford. Labor—Storrs of Ansonia. Insurance—Rice of West Hartford. 1 Constitutional Amendments — Maltbie of Granby. Cdntingent Expenses—Davenport of Pomfret. Assignment of Seats—Rungee of Greenwich. Railroads—Eno of Simsbury. Roads, Rivers and Bridges—McDonald. of Putnam. Joint Relations—Lockwood- Stamford. Sale of Land—Kopplemann Hartford. School Funds—Hyde of Manchester. State Fisheries—Everetts of Milford. State Prison—Hammer of Weth-ersfield. Military Affairs—Baldwin of Beacon Falls. New Counties—Emery of Plymouth. Probate Districts—Griswold Wethersfield. Public Health and Safety—Ponds of Roxbury. Putnam Memorial Camp—Sherwood of Westford. Representative William K. Henry of Enfield is a member of the fish and game committee. Expenses—Hutchi nson Leavenworth of of of of Alice K. Wright of Springfield has been appointed administratrix on the estate of Beauregard King. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Furey of Enfield street have returned from New York, where they attended the automobile show. The newly-elected officers of Thompson circle, Companions of the Forest, will be installed this evening in Foresters' hall. The circle expects as its guests a large delegation from Liberty Bell circle of Windsor Locks. The committee in charge of arrangements is composed of Mrs. M. W. Hullivan, Mrs. John McConn, Mrs. Frank Stetson and Mrs. W. A. Douglas. Mrs. B. Fennell and family have moved into their new h&ne recently .built on. Walnut street. HERCULES POWDER CO. NOT TO REBUILD Men Will Be Placed at Work in Its Other Mills if They so Desire. Superintendent E. L. Prickett of the Hazardville powder works informed the employes yesterday that the plant would be closed for an indefinite period. The employes will be given employment elsewhere in the various plants -of the Hercules company as opportunity opens, and if they desire. Twenty-seven men are out of employment as a result of the accident. The company will pay these men until the end of the present month, and the bonus agreement which the company makes with its employes will continue uninterrupted if the company rebuilds later and they return to its employ or if they are placed at work elsewhere in the mills of the company. A Box Social. A box social will be held in the parlors of the Methodist church tomorrow evening under the auspices of the Young Men's Bible class to which all are invited. A program has been provided in two parts and social games will also be enjoyed. "For Sale' Office. Cards, 6c, a-t The Press- >-• iSSliS rnmmm
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J^ Heport; of Special Scliool Committee
Accepted Without Dissenting Vote
" _ m&0k<7t- ** ^ of the Largest Town Meet.
SMteitliiigs in History'of the'Town—Com.
| inittee Appointed to Select a Site
and Empowered to Build and Equip
New School Building Without Delay.
The special town meeting of the
legal voters of Enfield held Saturday
£$&<**'>• ' a£ternoon was oQe of the largest in
s '• ttle town's history and proved the
wisdom of changing the place and
hour of meeting. Franklin hall was
•crowded, every seat being taken and
nearly all the standing room being
filled. Over 500 men were present.
First Selectman J. Francis Browne
called the meeting to order. Philip
J. Sullivan was selected as chairman
and handled the meeting admirably.
Town Clerk Eldon L. Hilditch acted
Two important matters vital to the
interests of the town were settled,
that of increasing the town tax to
12 mills and voting $45,000 for the
erection anf4 equipment of a new
6ight-voom schoolhouse. Although
a lengthy discussion attended each
proposition, , when a rote was taken
each was carried unanimously. A
most noticeable thing about < the
meeting was the large predominance
of taxpayers and that the outlying
districts of the town were well
represented, though it had been the
fear of some that should the place of
meeting be changed - to Thompson-vine
the contrary would result., -k
First Selectman Browne and Town
Cierk Hilditch are to' be commended
for their ready knowledge of the
town's finances, every question regarding
which was answered imme-
* • diute!v" atvd >.
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