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•/-// Selected K::WQRK^F^BE@KJffiQllT SSw JULY 15 Xouunissjouer Bennett Decides That mA-;- IM'M 6%0k W® «3>? •;S the Greatest Benefit Will be De- X-- vfs; /// £$ . :*j rWed From the Construction of '$& the' South Road. ... WM Highway Commissioner, Charles J. Bennett has decided to macadamize the South road to Hazardville. This highway is about three and one-: half, miles long, and by the first of June .the Commissioner expects to have the plans and specifications in the hands of contractors. The work will begin about July 15th or earlier if possible. There- has been considerable friendly rivalry between those who reside on the Middle road and the South road over the question as to which highway would be macadamized. Both sides had gotten out a petition and enlisted the good offices of many prominent men. Commissioner Bennett was in town last . week and drove over both roads. He -reached a decision yesterday and informed selectman Abraham Cope by letter of which the following is a copy: Mr. Abraham Cope, First Selectman, Enfieid, -, ' Thompsonville, Conn. < *;Dear Sir:'—With reference to improvement of roads in Enfield and our meeting held in your Town o£l last Thursday, after carefully considering the matter of improvement ...of these roads, I have decided that the greatest benefit to the ! State will . result from the construction of he South/road rather than the. improvement of the Middle road, so called,, for the following reasons: That the road in question, is a main road leading from one town in-to another in that is serves^'residents lying east of Enfield who wish to proceed towards the towns to the south of Enfield; that the Town of Enfield already has a road leading from the east into Thompsonville, and that the construction of the Middle road would be practically a reproduction of the trunk line already built; that the south road is considerably easier to construct on account of .the foundation and location ef the trolley tracks. For these reasons 1 must, therefore, decide in favor of the south road. Yours truly, r , C. J. BENNETT, State Highway Commissioner. • ' fS Animal Meeting of Congregational Churches. Rev. David C. Reid, pastor of the Enfield Congregational church, attended the 44th annual meeting of the Hartford East Association of Congregational'churches held in the Buckingham Congregational church^ Glastonbury, yesterday. An address was delivered by Rev. Mr. Reid on "The Church and Industrial Reform." There was an open discussion on the subject by several members of the association. Rev." Mr. Reid was recommended for membership. • into the association by the membership committee. yi Vy 11 Sons of Veterans. This evening a meeting will be held at 8 o'clock in the old library room in the Town building, at which time a Sons of Veterans Camp will be formally organized in .Thompsonville. About 30 • applications for membership have already been received from soqs of veterans in this place. Charles H. Bissell of South-ington, president of the Past Camp Commanders' Association, Connecticut division, Sons of Veterans, who was instrumental in the starting of the movement here, will be present, together with Allen T. Pratt of Hartford, division commander for Connecticut, and it is also expected that Ralph Grant of South Windsor, past grand commander of the Sons of Veterans in the United States, will attend. , '-/./•:///'/•/ : • ' -;v.' " tfe: Business Men Meet Tonight. A meeting of the Enfield Business Men's Association will be held this evening at 8 o'clock in the-select-xnen's room in the Town CpvlW&K," at which time the committees selected at the last meeting^to investigate the matter of savings. banJjJ' for Thompsonville and also' the holding of a fair here will submit their reports, : f Tailor-made suits, values up to now $8.75 at Wise, Smith & • <foff..Hartford.^Advr^ • >, ^ iV. %l> NEW ASSISTANT PASTOR ATST. PATRICK'S Rev? Wallet Casey, of Wa^bury, Succeeds *he[. L/ite'.Key. ,T. J. ;- Dunn. Rev. Walter Casey of Waterbury began his new duties Sunday as assistant at St. Patrick's church, succeeding the late Rev. T. J. Dunn.. The new assistant is a native of Waterbury and this is his first regular assignment. He received his early education in St. Thomas's parochial school and also the Crosby school in that city. After graduating from the latter school he entered St. Thomas's Seminary,, Hartford, where he completed his classical course! He was then assigned by the late Bishop Tierney to the American College in Rome, to pursue his. studies in philosophy . and theology, where he remained six years. On November .'30, 1913 he was ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Pompili, vicar-general of St. Peters' in Rome, and returned to this country on December 19. Since that time he has been a professor at St. Thomas's Seminary. The new curate speaks Italian fluently and will prove a valuable assistant to Rev. Thomas J. Preston and his assistant, Rev. John J. Mc- Cabe in the conduct of the large parish. PUBLIC SAFETY. Co-operation of Public" is Most • Essential. •'/,.'>/;• A" document, but lately from the press, a record of the inspection and the. recommendations incident to the inspection of the over-head lines of the Stamford Gas and Electric Light Co., has come to our notice. The inspection was ordered^by the State Utilities Commission as a result of a serious accident caused by a fallen wire in the City of -Stamford and the report and especially part of the recommendations are of more than passing- interest., - *;••/ . s: •;/-•'•" :; One of the points brought forward and especially recommended is the joint usage of poles by the trolley, telephone and electric light companies. In this connection it i3 pleasing to note that the local utilities companies some years ago put into force this policy of joint usage of poles and the doing away of the pole for each company idea has certainly worked for the betterment of our s t r e e t s . • V / : ' / • • . ' " / The report lays particular streps on the necessity of the public cooperating with the companies in their very laudable efforts to bring about "safety first" conditions. Of late years all construction work on over-head electric lines has been standardized and this system of construction is primarily designed to bring about safety first conditions—- safety for the companies' employees and safety for the general public. The necessity of proper tree trimmings in safety first precautions is very forcibly brought to our minds by the inspection report. It is in this connection that the co-operation of the public is absolutely essential. We take pride and justly so in the fine shade trees along our residental streets and without stopping to think a great many of us have been unreasonable when it came to a question of letting the lighting company's not only safeguard our trees, but also tlir'r patrons safety and convenience. Electricity has become a vital necessity to the public. Its use has bred a demand for service twenty-four hours per day, 365 days in the year. The lighting company in its capacity of a public servant tries to meet this demand and spends each year... vast sums of money for the upkeep of its distributing system. Not the least amount in this total Is the sum expending for protecting the wires that pass through the trees.. Various protective devices are used to protect the trees.from both mechanical and electrical injury. Dead limbs over or near the wires are removed and the utmost care is taken to prevent the wires carrying high voltage from coming in contact with' the trees. There are conditions which render the use of these protective devices lmpractible and it iB then that the public should co-operate with the lighting company when the latter seeks the right to'^reinove parts of limbs that are a menace to life and property and a detriment to good service on thepart of' the company. m: i I&W --.'I • G. F. S. to Present "Tom's Wife." The Girls' Friendly Society, of Windsor Locks, will present the comedy, ''Tom's Wife" in the St. Andrew's parish house, Wednesday evening, May 20, under the auspices of the St. Andrew's G. F. S. branch. MEMORIAL DAY liSiiiS Saniuei Brown Post Making Arrange- ; ments For a Fitting Observance. Samuel Brown Post, G. A. R. are making^ arrangements for the observance of Memorial Day. The exercises will be conducted on the same general plan which has been followed in previous irears. The decoration of graves of veterans in the King street cemetery will be by a detail from the post In the early morning and the entire post will Visit the cemeteries in Hazardville and >Enfield Street during the forenoon, accompanied by school children, citizens and the Carpet City Band of Thompsonville, which has been engaged to furniBh music throughout the exercises of the day. The principal program will be carried out in this village in the after-, noon, when the graves in the Thompsonville cemetery and in St. Patrick's cemetery will be decorated. The exercises in the cemeteries will be preceded by the usual parade, forming at the Soldiers' monument in North Main street and traversing the principal streets In the center of the village. Up to the present time Samuel Brown Post has not lost a member by death since last Memorial Day, although the graves to be decorated this year* have been increased by the burial of three comrades from oat of town. The total number of .graves of veterans in Enfield is 192,. and the decorations to be used will be an evergreen wreath, tied with a bow of red, white and blue ribbon, with the lettering "G. A. R.," similar wreaths having been used with much satisfaction in recent years. The present active membership of Samuel Brown Post is 35, and there also are four honorary members and 48 associate members of the post, /^////•;.•/" COLONIAL DAY. Exhibition Under the Anspices'ofthe Ladles' Benevolent Society. Arrangements are completed for the "Colonial Day" celebration to be held under the auspices of the Ladies' Benevolent society of the Congregational church, Enfield Street, Thursday, May 21. The affair is to open in the forenoon and will continue throughout the afternoon and evening. A feature of the affair will be an exhibit of historical and colonial articles collected by the women of the church from far and near. It is expected that the display of ancient hand-worked quilts, spreads and other similar articles will be sufficient to tapestry the entire walls of the chapel, and booths of smaller relics and heirlooms will be provided. Commencing in the morning at 11 o'clock refreshments will be served in the upper dining hall until 8 o'clock in the evening, arrangements having been made for an extensive and varied menu. The colonial exhibit, with a sale of aprons, "sweetmeats and posies from the wild woods," will be continued throughout the observance, and at 3 o'clock in the afternoon and at 8 o'clock in the evening there will be an hour's musical entertainment in the church. The program will be in charge pf Miss Anne Bassette, Frederick C. Abbee to preside at the organ. School Com-mittee ~ M SUPT. SELLEW ENGAGED FOR ANOTHER YEAR Efforts "to Advance the Education of Those Pupils Who Are Liable to Leave as Soon as They Can Get the Necessary Certificates, the Aim of the Superintendent. At the monthly" meeting of the Town School Committee held Monday evening, in the high school building, Superintendent of Schools, Edw. B. Sellew, submitted the following report: "At each school classes have been formed for the purpose of giving pupils about 14 years of age, who are" liable to leave school as soon as they can get the necessary certificates particular and individual instruction each night after school. At the North School the classes are under the instruction of the teachers of their respective rooms, as it was found there was a considerable variation in the ability of the individuals. The teachers have combined with the special classes other pupils who may be in need of instruction. At the South School the special class numbers 25 as it is now arranged, and the teachers are taking turns instructing them for four" nights each week after school." In this connection, Supt. Sellew recommends that for another year a special class be formed at either the North School'.or the new school in North Main ^street, with about 25 pupils, in order that they may be given the particular instruction they need to take . their places in the regular classes. ;Many of these pupils have had two. or "three years' schooling beforg.. they-came to this country and need vto geC bettor acquainted with American methods or terms, otherwise ;they are a serious drag to other pupils in the room. The percentage of attendance in the schools during April was 92.2, a slight increase over the previous month. The average attendance was 1395.8, divided as follows: Grade schools, 1084.8; rural schools, 131.- 8; high school, 179.2. The percentage of attendance in the grades was 95.1, in the rural schools 94.1 and In the high school 96.1. _ The total average membership for the month was 1466.1. The actual membership of all the public schools of the town on April 24, the last day of the school month, was 1452, of whom 186 were in the high school, 1129 in the grades and 137 in' the rural schools. It was voted to engage Supt. Sellew for another year. Among other matters the School Committee voted to advertise at once for.bids for the winter's supply of coal. In all, 250 tons to be delivered as soon as possible in the various buildings and the other 50 tons to be delivered to the new school when that building is completed. Action also was taken on the hiring of the corps of teachers for the coming year. • '' Loses Eye. Ulcen J,. Vane of Spring- street underwent a serious operation at his home last Thursday, his left eye being removed. The operation was performed by Dr. Wm. G. Craig of Springfield and Dr. Thomas G. Alcorn of this place. While at work in the plant of the Standard Metal Works he was struck in the face with a piece of iron which broke his glasses, pieces of which so cut his left eyeball, that removal was necessary. He is getting along as well as can be expected. The Tango Club Banquet. The Tango Club of this place composed of Thompsonville's most talented modern dancers, fourteen couples in all, enjoyed an banquet and dance at Hazard Hall Tavern last evening, an unusually fine spread was served, after which dancing was the feature for the rest of the evening, the party broke up at a late hour. ' To Give May Dance. Giaconla's school for dancing "of Springfield will hold an informal May dance in Apollo Hall, on Tuesday evening, May 19th. No invitations will be issued and no tickets will be sold at t^e door. Tickets may be obtained by writing Mr. Gi-aeonia at his home address or from pupils of his Thompsonville. class. Music by CavanaUgh's orchestra^ MOTORCYCLES CRASH Stephen Bostick, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bostick Injured. Last Sunday afternoon, Stephen Bostick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Bostick of Elm street, was injured in Enfield Street when the motorcycle he was riding collided with, another machine, ridden by a Polish fellow employed at Jacob Wojner's' perfect sessions for the term, market POLITICS SOON TO WAX WARM Dr. Thos. G. Alcorn to be • Urged to Accept tlie Senate Nomination. With tlie beginning of the warm weather comes the thought of what is underway In the political line. Be the weather warm or frigid the subject is always uppermost in the minds of those who study political conditions closely. The fact that Frank Brandegee will be unanimously renominated by his party for the United States Senate is known to all, but it is different with the Democratic party. Governor Baldwin, the one time idol of his party, entertains grave fears, It Is said, of being defeated for the nomination for United States Senator. So worried are the Governor's, few strong political backers that It would not be surprising if Baldwin's name was not presented at the convention. Congressman Bryan F. Mahan is being urged to accept the nomination, but thus far he has maintained strict silence as to what his plans are. With reference to the Governorship, conditions are somewhat similar. The Republicans are united and the prospects of success seems already assured. Hon. Wm. F. Henny of Hartford will be the unanimous choice of the Republican Convention. The place on the Democratic ticket will be filled after a bitter contest, as already three men of State wide prominence are now making a general canvass in the small towns. In so far as Hartford County is concerned, the only man who seems assured of a nomination without a contest is Congressman Augustine Lonergan. The Republicans in the seventh senatorial district will be unanimous in their choice of a candidate for Senator. Enfield is entitled to the honor this year arid she has no worthier son than Dr. Thomas G. Alcorn who so ably represented Enfield In the last two sessions of the General Assembly. Doctor Alcorn his not said he would be a candidate, but if he should be prevailed upon to accept, there would be no doubt about the result. The Democrats, district wise, have as yet no definite plans, although it is understood that meetings have already been held with the end in view of deciding on a strong man. The Progressives, should they have any tickets in the field this year, will poll about two-thirds less votes than they did two years ago. There are several candidates looming up in the Republican and Democratic parties locally for the nomination for representative. James Loughlin of Wallop and Tudor Gow-dy, who was formerly Postmaster, have had their hats in the ring for many months, it is said, while J. Francis Browne and Frank Rosenberg are likely candidates on the Democratic side. SCHOOL NOTES. The following pupils of the South School had perfect attendance for the winter term. (Jan. 5, to May 1). Grade VII—Ruth Bromage, Louise Burgess, Gertrude Galloway, Mary Higginbothani Oliver Houle. Mary Kelley, Hazel Love, Rebella Lagrange, Violet Miller, Eva Robert William Shea. Grade VI—Mildred Blackburn, William Cannon, George Becker, Le-ona Boucher, Florence Gourlie, Thomas Minnehan, Dora Houle, James Leach, Lorinda Saracco, Geo. Burgess, Thelma Noble, Robert Patterson. Cardice Abrahamson. Oscar Fortin, Fanny Lovejoy, Marjorie, Smith, Stanley Teneowicz. The Second Grade had the most meat in Whitworth street. The accident occured at the entrance of Highland Park when Bostick, carrying an extra rider on his machine, approached from the south, attempted to make the turn into Highland Park before the other machine coming in the opposite direction reached him and in so doing the machines came together. All three were thrown to the road. Bostick was rendered unconscious and was taken to the home of his'uncle, John Bostick, near by, where he was attended by Drs. Thomas G. Alcorn and Frank'F. Simonton. The other two received a good shaking up but were not seriously injured. Rebuilding Trolley Tracks. The work of rebuilding the trolley tracks of the Hartford and Springfield Street Railway Co. in- Pearl street from the Waiting Station to St. Patrick's church has commenced. New rails are being Installed and where necessary new ties are being installed' to replace the ones that have been in Bervice for many years. The work is under the direction oX Superintendent Joseph S. Goodwin. K. of P. Pool Tournament. This evening a pool tournament of three games, to be played between Henry S. Lee Lodge, Knights of Pythias of Springfield and Asnun-tuck Lodge of this village will open in Springfield. The players representing Asnuntuck Lodge will be Taylor, Harrison and Hargraves. Horace L. Bodley will be the manager. The New Library. The new Carnegie library was opened for regular use Tuesday. The library will be open four days each week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 2 until 9 o'clock, except during July and August when the hours will be from 2 until 8 o'clock. Miss Lillian V. Bailey will be the librarian, succeeding Miss Edith Aitken, who has been In charge of the old library In the Town building Since it was established nearly 18 years ago. Miss Bessie Pease will act as assistant librarian. Pr«8a Ofllce. For Sale Cards, cents at the SKELETON OF INDIAN FOUND Representative Wm. If. Henry Adds Skull to His Collcition of Indian Curios. While plowing on Representative Wm. K. Henry's land at the rear of Enfield Street Andrew Mumblo, an employee of Mr. Henry dug up the skeleton of an Indian. The bones were taken to the home of Mr. Henry where they were viewed by many neighbors and friends. A few years ago Mr. Henry, while working in the river lot owned by him unearthed some ancient Indian relics and tools, including roughly cut pestles and instruments appar-antly used by the red men. Mr. Henry also has an extensive collection of Indian arrow heads, which have been found on his farm and he will retain the skull to add to his collection of Indian relics. Republican Club Monthly Meeting. The monthly meeting of the Enfield Republican Club was held last Friday evening in the headquarters in the Brainard building and was largely attended. Following the business session their was an open , discussion on the Mexican situation. BURN THE PAPERS. As a matter of routine duty it is the practice of the Health Officer to make a careful inspection of the public dump each week. It is far easier to prevent complaints than to stop them after they are made. It is only by the exercise of great care and constant watchfulness that we have been able to maintain our dump in its present location for so long a time. Just as soon as conditions warrant is a strenuous protest against this location will be made and we shall find ourselves seeking a new site. We can hardly find one so convenient. Last week's inspection disclosed a condition that was decidedly unsightly. There was no objectionable smell but the whole territory was strewn with papers. This must be very annoying to those living in the neighborhood and it certainly gives the hundreds of people passing on the Springfield road an unfavorable impression of our town. Hereafter no barrels or boxes containing paper will be received by the team making the weekly collection of rubbish. The only place .for old papers is at the business end of a match and the fellow who owns the papers should apply the match. If we have grown so lazy or so helpless that we cannot burn up our own papers we had better suspend active operations and retire to a wheel chair. Storekeepers must get the Fire Chief's consent before they do any burning. A crate can be constructed from four pieccs of gas pipe and some fine chicken wire in which papers and light material can be burned with perfect safety almost any where. We must foster and nurse this privilege of free transportation of rubbish which the town extends. It is worth all it costs but we must not make it needlessly expensive. If we destroy our own refuse material as far as possible the service for the collector will be greatly lessened and the cost of cartage corespond-: ingly lowered. Selectman Cope has put the public dump in presentable shape. Let us keep it so. GEO. T. FINCH, M. D„ Health Officer for Enfield. Progressive Euchre. The second of the spring series of Progressive Euchre parties by the Aquinas Club of St. Patrick's church will be held next Tuesday evening in St. Joseph's Hall. The prizes for the winners in the euchre games will be presented by the following: First women's prize, Mrs. Thomas Collins: second women's prize, Mrs. James Hyland; first men's prize, Martin J. Gorman; second men's prize, Joseph Trudeau. Dancing will follow the euchre, under the direction of John Duffy, with music by Cavanaugh's orchestra. "Neighbors' Night." Enfield Grange observed "Neighbors' Night" last Monday evening. The guests of the evening being the members of Wapping Grange. The dramatic club of the Grange which has recently scored successes in Ellington, Somers, Suffield and Wapping with the presentation of the play, "Tompkin's Hired Man" is arranging to give its final appearance in Mechanic's Hall, Warehouse Point next Tuesday evening. $10 gray mixture Balmacaans at $6.90 at Wise, Smith & Co., Hartf o r d . — > o ; ' S 7 ' ' v AMENDING THE TOLLS 111 5203 iJFREE jjg: Railroad Five Per Cent. Increase , Granted by Interstate Commerce ~ Commission — Unregulated Dis». • : criminations. ' ';W| The biggest lump of sugar in the government teacup has been fur-n i s h e d b y A r g e n t i n e , B r a z i l a n d ' ; ' v Chili—known as the A. B. C. medi-/.!;t:,'^^^ ators. The offer of these South Am- ~ - i erican countries to use their good < ^ ,^¥,§1 offces in adjusting our differences "-if? Mexico has been welcomed by. Wash- • ington. According to the Hague con- . : : :>k?S vention, when "mediation occurs af-1-. ter the commencement of hostilities, it causes no interruption to the mil-itary operations in progress, unless there be an agreement to the con- ; ; trary." Since the fact has sunk in upon Mexico that the .United States does not propose to be trifled .with ^ any longer, there has been a notice- ' - able change of front, arid the official . relations—though the direct repre^'-'.V'^-'r.-.-S^si^ sentatives of the countries have been „ recalled from Mexico City and 'VKash-ington, have been of a more definite and satisfactory nature than' •hereto-'-v^;; fore/' Amending the "Free Tolls" Bill. The free tolls controversy now again rages' In the Senate .of the: United* States, and at is significant that the bill is in danger inasmuch;; // as some of the Administraton Sena-t o r s have met the o b j e c t i o n s to a v • • . / change of the canal act by including ' the followirig paragraph in the law which proposes to place the vessels of all nations passing through the - canal on an equal footing. The pro- . posed amendment reads: "The pass- •*' age of this act, or anything therein ''V;-- contained, shall not be construed as""j; , ^ wa'ittn& 'impairing, or affeg&ng any'" rights possessed by the." United/,' •>fg/ States, under treaty or otherwise." " . The Five Per Cent. Increase. - •.jjl* There is evidence that in the case of the Interstate Commerce Commission granting the request of the railroads for five per cent, increase in rates, that there will be nothing short of an explosion in Congress, as a number of Senators who specialize in going after the railroads, threaten to raise bob in case the Interstate Commerce Commission finds that the railroads have "proven their case." . ; Unregulated Discriminations. ; ' The Interstate Commerce Commission has come to be known as the sworn enemy of discriminations and inequality in transportation rates. A peculiar instance outside the jurisdiction of the Interstate Commerce Commission has been brought to light. It relates to ocean traffic. A few days ago a party of foreigners who had been thrown out of employment and were disgusted with the 'land of the free and the home of the brave," called at Washington steamship offices for the purpose of purchasing tickets to Europe. Two were going to German ports and two to England, and being friends, they decided to travel by the same steam ship. Going into the offices of one ' of the big British steamship compan ies they found that while the two men traveling to Liverpool would be compelled to pay $40 for third-class passage including railway .fare from Washington, the two travelers to the German port, five hundred miles further away, could make the same trip for $30, although the four would be carried to Liverpool on the ' same vessel, where the two destined to the continent would be trans-shipped to another steamship for the last stage of the journey, a service which costs the shipping line a cons i d e r a b l e sum. The e x p l a n a t i o n i s . that a rate war is on among the. trans-Atlantic Steamship companies,;. and the British lines in an effort to wrest the important immigrant traffic from Eastern Europe away from their continental rivals, are carrying; steerage passengers at a rate which means the loss of hundreds of thou- ; sands of dollars in the aggregate. In - ^ this particular case the would be V°y-5;/ agers decided that all should pur-^. chase tickets to the continent, while the two going to England would '••"'10 leave the ship at Liverpool, thereby,; . saving a sum equal to one-third of' ,' ' their passage money. «- ^ "Upholding the President." ...... /' • 1 ./4$| A good deal, of criticism has been ^jj^l ,i ; visited upon Republican members ofpijpgl;/; the 'Senate because they sought '•/, frame the form of the resolution s withS#i»p - M •" '-'&1 Sill • -v, fH tm- °ne' ".-ssi t!li| • I . KSSsi -Iff :B|fg 'vanning "our unpleasantness Mexico." Editors everywhere havetii been' declaring that the hands of the / (OMttaoed on Page Three)
SSw JULY 15
Xouunissjouer Bennett Decides That
•;S the Greatest Benefit Will be De-
:*j rWed From the Construction of
'$& the' South Road. ...
WM Highway Commissioner, Charles
J. Bennett has decided to macadamize
the South road to Hazardville.
This highway is about three and one-:
half, miles long, and by the first of
June .the Commissioner expects to
have the plans and specifications in
the hands of contractors. The work
will begin about July 15th or earlier
if possible. There- has been considerable
friendly rivalry between those
who reside on the Middle road and
the South road over the question as
to which highway would be macadamized.
Both sides had gotten out
a petition and enlisted the good offices
of many prominent men. Commissioner
Bennett was in town last
. week and drove over both roads. He
-reached a decision yesterday and informed
selectman Abraham Cope by
letter of which the following is a
Mr. Abraham Cope,
First Selectman, Enfieid, -, '
Thompsonville, Conn. <
*;Dear Sir:'—With reference to improvement
of roads in Enfield and
our meeting held in your Town o£l
last Thursday, after carefully considering
the matter of improvement
...of these roads, I have decided that
the greatest benefit to the ! State will
. result from the construction of he
South/road rather than the. improvement
of the Middle road, so called,,
for the following reasons:
That the road in question, is a
main road leading from one town in-to
another in that is serves^'residents
lying east of Enfield who wish to
proceed towards the towns to the
south of Enfield; that the Town of
Enfield already has a road leading
from the east into Thompsonville,
and that the construction of the Middle
road would be practically a reproduction
of the trunk line already
built; that the south road is considerably
easier to construct on account
of .the foundation and location
ef the trolley tracks.
For these reasons 1 must, therefore,
decide in favor of the south
r , C. J. BENNETT,
State Highway Commissioner.
Animal Meeting of Congregational
Rev. David C. Reid, pastor of the
Enfield Congregational church, attended
the 44th annual meeting of
the Hartford East Association of
Congregational'churches held in the
Buckingham Congregational church^
Glastonbury, yesterday. An address
was delivered by Rev. Mr. Reid on
"The Church and Industrial Reform."
There was an open discussion
on the subject by several members
of the association. Rev." Mr.
Reid was recommended for membership.
• into the association by the
Sons of Veterans.
This evening a meeting will be
held at 8 o'clock in the old library
room in the Town building, at which
time a Sons of Veterans Camp will
be formally organized in .Thompsonville.
About 30 • applications for
membership have already been received
from soqs of veterans in this
place. Charles H. Bissell of South-ington,
president of the Past Camp
Commanders' Association, Connecticut
division, Sons of Veterans, who
was instrumental in the starting of
the movement here, will be present,
together with Allen T. Pratt of
Hartford, division commander for
Connecticut, and it is also expected
that Ralph Grant of South Windsor,
past grand commander of the Sons
of Veterans in the United States,
will attend. , '-/./•:///'/•/
: • ' -;v.' "
Business Men Meet Tonight.
A meeting of the Enfield Business
Men's Association will be held this
evening at 8 o'clock in the-select-xnen's
room in the Town CpvlW&K,"
at which time the committees selected
at the last meeting^to investigate
the matter of savings. banJjJ'
for Thompsonville and also' the holding
of a fair here will submit their
f Tailor-made suits, values up to
now $8.75 at Wise, Smith &
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