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y-:*vy; • ; • • VV-Av'M.; ••-••'Zv-':-.••••'••'•• • ""v>~ •" ' —• '*:• Become a stockholder ia the United : States—bjiy War Savings Stamps ''••?•- •"^•••^^^^,'.-'S '•;'••• v /V gv- ';•- ' i '^--i "'""V "' " •V . .•.•*• -a.'i-'1'" TERRITORY BETWEEN f.'- "•«' $'^6 ' "•'. '• *'. " v ^ :'--»-,. • A.^3 ,' '• -'.'• THE WEATHER^ff •• —- ^ fair to-night: and Friday? Blight 1 cooler qn the eaBt coast. > / -l AND SPRINBFIELG THAN ANY OTHER NEWSPAPER—IT P AYS TO ADVERTISE IN IT ' ,Vi •<"••• ;x-v-'1 -;'. -:; ~-i;; •i-v;/- ESTABLISHED 1880: V.'5 •'.. > THOMPSOfTVII^,. CONNBCtlCDT, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1918. ' """' ' ' '' f ... Single Copy 5 Cents. y^iZ£- • VOL. XXXIX, No. 16 Priv. Horace J. Tanguay and Corp. Albert V. Poole Killed in Action; Priv. Victor W Wysocki .and Corp. Thaddeus Blaze-jowski Seriously Wounded; Priv. F; Paul Mangino Missing. - '•"v-v ' '^V r;v"i •' .. •• - ' ; o '•j-C:. ;Vv. ' ? • ' ' ? ; % r > s . . ' . ; * • ::3 PRIV. HORACE J. TANGUAY. • .•!•;•- - :v "• : : Mr. and Mrs. Edriiorid Tanguay •of Enfield street-received word last ; Thursday evening from the War De- ;; partment that their son, Private Horace J. Tanguay, 28 years old, a . member of I Co. 102d Inf., was ' . ... Wiled in action July 22. Private Tanguay enlisted in Thompsonville during recruiting week in June, 1917, and before going overseas last September trained at Yale Field, New Haven. IHe was gassed in an engagement early in the spring and was in a -hospital for five weeks. Later he in action; Corporal Thaddeus Blaze-jo wski' was severely wounded in action July 23 and that Private Paul Mangino was missing in action. Corporal Poole enlisted in the 71st New York Regiment soon after the United States entered the war. 'He went to the border and upon his return was transferred to the 69th at Camp Mills, Hempstead, L. I. He was again transferred to the 165 th U. S. Infantry and went to France in August 1917.. Corporal Poole was a native of Thompsonville- but had lived in New York, for the past few year's. Besides his parents he leaves one sister, Inez and a brother, Alfred. ; was wounded slightly by sharpnel, a • Ofj' -35'k: fragment striking him over one eye. MEMORIAL .-SERVICE FOR He was a member of Washington. .... :.99Rl>* AIjBERT V. POOLE Irving Council Knights of Colum- Sl! '•$. Wi bus, the Father Mathew Temperance Society, Holy Name Society and the Carpenters Union. - Besides his parents he* leaves eight brothers and two sisters. Four of the former are in the service and a' fifth is about to enter the navy. Philip and Roland are in France, Edgar, formerly a Spring-field policeman, is in training in New York and Eugene is awaiting a call for the naval reserve. Allen is employed in a shipyard. The other children are Aimee, almost ready to join the colors, and- Ar- ' ft- mand and Adolph, both too young to plan on a military career. The K; sisters are Deloro and Marie. ? vy-;j v A requim mass . was celebrated in . ' >•> St.. Patrick's Church Monday morn-sV'. ing by the pastor, Rev. Thomas J. Preston, in memory of Private Tail? :v.;' k- guay. The service was a very im: l>ressive one and was attended by a large delegation fof members from Washington Irving Council, Knights <jf Columbus and the Holy Name society of St. Patrick's Church, as well as manjv relatives and friends. During the service Miss Eleanor. Sullivan sang "Some Sweet Day." ••kvv. An empty coffin was placed at the foot of the altar, and it was enshrouded with an American flag and .y-.H-;.'-;; the flag on the staff in St. Joseph'3 parochial school yard hung at half mast durhig the day. The eulogy was delivered by Rev. ' C Thomas J. Preston, who spoke on the bravery-oC Uu vast army o! . • r / i young Ame-lcan boys who are dailv giving their lives to bring about a . world peace and he also spoke of the good Christian life the young I man had always lived. Private Tanguay was the first ,En-fleld man to make the supreme sac- 5 rlfice for his country. CORP. ALBERT V. POOLE. .'•t: • : Official notice was received from the war department at Washington on Monday evening that Corporal Albert V. . Poole of Thompsonville died August 4 from wounds received A memorial service' will be held in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church next Sunday morning at 10.30 o'clock for Corporal Albert V. Poole, who died August 4 from wounds received, in action in France. Rev. D. Russ Judd, the rector, will officiate. All are invited to attend. UN ARMY Raymond Dr CFosdick, chairman of the Commission of Training Camp Activities1 of the War ,Department. Washington, made the following statement, as published in the New York Times on August 4, 1918: "The four organizations recognized by the War Department and authorizedto do Camp Welfare Work in France are the Red Cross, the Y. M. C. A., the Knights of Columbus and the Salvation Army. Somewhat to my surprise I found The Salvation Army probably the most popular organization in France with the troops. It has not undertaken the comprehensive program which the Y. M. C. A. has laid out for itself. That is, it is operating only in three or four divisions, while the Y. M. C. A; 'is aiming jto cover every unit of troops. But its simple, homely, unadorned service seems to hhve touched the hearts of our men. The aim of the organization is, if possible, to put a worker and his wife in a canteen or a center. The woman spends her time making doughnuts pr pies and sews on buttons. The man makes himself generally useful in any way in which his service can be applied. I saw such places in dugouts way up at the. front,where the German shells screamed over our heads witlua sound not unlike a freight train crossing a bridge. Down in their dugouts the ^Salvation Army folks imperturbably handed out doughnuts and dished out the drinks." MECHANICS LEFT THIS MORNING PK1V. VICTOR W. WYSOCKI. M ~ Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wysocki. of Shaker Station received word from the war department Sunday night that their son, Private Victor Walter Wysocki, 28, of C Co., 102nd Inf., was wounded severely in action July 23. He was born in Stevens Point, Wis., .Jan. IS, 1S90, but has lived here since he was a small boy. He was employed as a farmer in Enfield when he enlisted during recruiting week in June, 1917. He is the oldest of several children. s CORP. THADDEUS JLLAZE.JOWSKL . Corporal Thaddeus Blazeiiowski was. a member o£ Co.--G. 102d Regiment and enlisted . during recruiting week in June 1917. He was previously wounded in battle, a report having been received by relatives last March that he was wounded in action February 18. After a short Stay at the base hospital he recovered and went back to the trenches. Corporal Blaze jo wslti is a native of Meriden where his father lives. Before entering the 'service lie was employed as clerk jn the dry goods store of Anthony Jav.orslci on Pleasant street, being a relative of Mrs. Javorski. William A Mills, oldest son of Mrs. 'Nellie C. Mills, and Willard R. Young, son of Mrs. James Young, and Lewis -6. Graham of Suffield, Seth R. Hall of Simsbury and David E. Carlson of North Gran'by left this morning on the 11.56 train for Newton, Mass., to take a course in mechanical training, after which they will be assigned to some department in the army service. Many relatives and friends were on hand to bid them farewell, and the young men received many gifts from friends and relatives which they will find useful in army life. . BET HI END REGISTRATION DAY AUGUST 24 PRIV. 1'AUIj MAXGIXO. Private Paul Mangino of 14S Pleasant street enlisted in the infantry of a New York regiment. Ilis stepmother and brother Guisseppe Mangino live in this village. His name does not appear on the records of the draft board for Division 3 of Hartford County, neither is it listed in Enfield's Honor Roll. -Men lleconiiug 21 Since June 5 Lust Must Enrol Week From Next Saturday. Registration day on Saturday, August 24, of all youths who have reached the age of 21 since-, the second registration last June 5 was ordered yesterday by Provost Marshal General Crowder, under a proclamation by the President. The purpose is to add quickly to the almost exhausted Class 1 to meet army draft calls in September. : • About 150,000 young men will register. Most of them will qualify for Class 1, and therefore will join the army probably within a month after their names are recorded. TWO POJggDS OF SUGAR—NO MATTElS*$VHAT KIND OR FOR WHAT USE—IS EVERY- ||g BODY'S MONTHLY LIMIT After making a careful survey of the world sugar shortage situation the United States Food Administration hks asked the American public to use no~more than two pounds of sugar per person- (half a pound a week)serve .for all sugar uses in the household, including cooking and all sugar served at the table. Since requesting the American public to confine the consumption of sugar in the home to two pounds per person per month, the United States Food Administration has been frequently asked what sort of sugar is included by this two pound regulation. All cane and beet sugars are included— granulated sugar, cube sugar, powdered sugar, and all refined grades. V Moreover, this two pound restriction ihcludes- all raw sugars, brown sugars and refiners' soft sugars. At the present time maple sugars are not included. We must I conserve sugar now: To equalize more nearly the supplies of all jvho sit at a common table— that the people of England may have two pbunds per person per month, the., people of France 1% pounds per' person per month, the people ofj-Italy 1 pound per person per month. To meet the Allied shortage. • - To release ships formerly used in the sugar trade to carry soldiers and supplies to Europe. To make up the loss of beet sugar lands. and factories captured or destroyed by the Germans in northern France and Italy. Ships which would have kept up the flow of sugar have been sunk. Twenty-six thousand tons of sugar were lost ., recently in submarine raids upon our Atlantic coast.. Fifty thousand tons of sugar-carrying shipping were transferred to meet the requirements of Belgian relief. The- U. S. Food Administration is confident that the American pub lie will heartily agree to reduce household use of sugar here to a level more nearly equal to the present restrictions among the Allied nations. , • AN INTERESTING LETTER FROM fga, ; CLIFFORD MERRILL. V- l£.v. i .-v-'- l" SPORTING NOTES OLD-TIMERS TO STAGE COME RACK NEXT SUNDAY • f.t' / .. DKVIXE LOSES TWO FINGERS IX AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT .' In what promises to be one of the fastest and most interesting ball gj'.mea o£_ the season will take place next Sunday afternoon on the Alden avenue grounds when (he Pow Wow A. C., who recently captured the amateur championship of the town, v. ill have as their opponents the so-called Old-Time'rs, composed of men \.ha formerly played with the Brussels and AH-Thompsonvilles in years gone by. Among the-Old-Timers who will appear in uniform, are Jim Ash. George Finch, Homer Chaine, W. Chaine, Larry Keeler who played the early part of this season with the Hog Island shipTyard team, Charlie Allen- Billie Allen, Ray Purdy, Bert Young, Bert Taylor, Phil Clarkin and Joe Colligan. The Old-Timers have secured the use of the Brussels A. C. uniforms and also permission to have the grandstand open for the occasion. >For^ the Old-Timere either H. Chaine' or Charlie Allen will pitch and W. Chaine or Joe Colligan will catch. The Pow Wows will use their regular line-up and O'Brien and Slamou will be the battery. The game will start at 3, o'clock sharp. x- :— AUTOMOBILE FIRE PUMP DEMONSTRATED. P. G. Howe,of New Jersey gave a •demonstration of a Howe-Ford au-tomobile .fire pump last evening before the district committee, represented by-_JFire .„Chief„ WilliamJL-Hines and Philip J. Sullivan. The truck ran up alongside certain buildings and streams of water were 'throim up instantaneously, and near tr, JJ. Freshwater pond a demonstration of - the carrying capacity of the appara- - tus vraB given. ~ The engine -was being driven to ' Northboro, -Mass, where it is to be' A serious automobile acciden,t oc-curred in Hazardville late yesterday afternoon when a Ford cabriolet owned by Fred Althen of the Thomp-sonyille Drug Company overturned in front of the residence of Howard l>. Gordon in that place. Joseph M. Devine, a member of the Thompsonville Drug Company and Osborn Pouehot of Thompsonville were in the automobile. They were returning from Pine Point Grove and Pouehot who was driving made the corner from Main street, Hazardville, into Fairlawn avenue, but kept too close to the right hand side of the road. When he turned sharply to the left to get into the center of the road the car turned over and pinned Devine's hand under the door. The young men were brought to Thompsonville in the automobile of Fred Root of Hazardville. The physicians who attended Mr. Devine found it necessary to amputate all of the second finger and .hilf of the third on his right hand. Pouehot escaped with minor injuries about the knee. When the accident occurred the car was going at a very moderate rate of speed, it is alleged. The mud guard and fenders on the car were-damaged. Enlists in Naval Reserves. Lendon F. Dutton, oldest son of Mrs. F. O. Dutton of Washington avenue, has enlisted in the naval reserves and will report Slonday at the naval base in New London. He enters the service with the rank, of second class electrician. He was formerly employed as an electrician by the Northern Connecticut Light & Power Company. HARRIS - GANN" 1011. A marriage of local interest took place last evening when Miss Mildred E. Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph II. Harris of Prospect street became the wife of Private George Ganner of Camp Devens, formerly oi' this village. The ceremony was performed by Rev. D. Russ Judd, rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. They were unattended. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Ganher left for a wedding trip to Corona, L. I., Private Ganner having a 'five days furlough from military duties. Both are popular young people of the town. Mr. Ganner before entering the service being employed in the Standard Metalworlc Company and Mrs. Ganner as stenographer in the shipping department of the Big-elow- Hartford Carpet Corporation. E (France; July 19. Dear Mother:"'-® Here I am in France, feeling better than ever. I have traveled five thousand miles, I guess, since 1 left. This makes the third camp I have been in in Europe. Just seven weeks in service and in five different camps. That is going some. I think we will stay here for a while. This seems to be the best camp so far over here. There is plenty of water and that is very important. We had lots of sport figuring change in England when we bought anything, and I suppose we will have more here. The people in England almost went wild over us when we landed. There was only about as many of us? as the Home Guard, "you know." I would like to tell you just how many there were. Everything is going fine. All that bothers me is I am afraid the war will end before I get into it, the way things are going now. I have not seen Hap. yet; but guess I will meet him when all the 76th Division get together here in France. Now don't worry, for I will take good care of myself, and it will be some time before I see any fighting, so cheer up and forget it. 1 had a pile of fun coming over, and was never happier in my life as when a thousand miles out in the ocean. Some of the fellows lost all they ever had, but it did not bother me a bit, only one night I had to go on watch in what they called a danger zone. It was very rough. 1 was only supposed to stay on two hours, but the corporal forgot me and left me on almost four. I was getting awful dizzy, but just then he came and relieved me. An Englishman who was serving the food on board said "You Americans eat more than horses; possibly fair fighters." Uncle Sam is showing them what possibly fair fighters they are. We met a train of English soldiers com: ing back from the front. They said to us, "Go back home, boys, we wont need you now; the war will be over soon." They bet two to one it will be over in September. Tell Will to listen, and if lie hears me give one of those war whoops of mine, he. Avill know 1 have got the Kaiser ! With love, from your sonr Private Clifford T. Merrill. Co. F, 302d Inf., A. E. F. American P. O. 705. i»s Yesterday afternoon shortly after r> o'clock a severe electrical and wind storm passed over this villiage which caused considerable damage to telephone and trollv wires. Half of a large tree in front of the First Presbyterian Church was blown off and in falling carried witli it the trolly wires and one of the trolly poles, delaying traffic for a couple of hours. A pole on Elm street also was carried over by the gale and in the middle road to Hazardville a large limb was blown off a tree in front of Richard Smyth's dwelling. The tobacco crops in this vicinity gscaped damage, but in Massachusetts and other near by places the loss to the tobacco crops will amount to several thousand dollars. THOMPSONVILLE TO SEND 9. £.">0 Limited Service Men to (Jo to Camp Upton on August. 30 SELECTMEN MAKE APPOINTMENTS. ARREST HD FOR THEFT OF COAL In the town court Monday morning, Antonio Tina was charged with the theft of coal to the value of 25 cents from the plant of the Bigelow- ^Jartford Carpet Corporation Sunday night... Tina was arrested by Special officer James Everett, who was watching the company's coal deposits because of alleged thefts recently committed there. He pleaded guilty and a fine o.f $5 and costs was im-posed by Judge Burke, but as Tina has a large family to support- he was .put under suspended sentence- for six . months by , the Judge. „, siiiili-*. Leroy L. Day of Enfield street has been appointed by the board ot selectmen to succeed the late "V^r-ren B. Johnson as a member of the Enfield Library Board. Philip J. Sullivan has been appointed a member of the auditing board to fill the place left vacant by Michael Higgins who entered the service and is now in France. x Resigns Position as Brewery Representative to Accept One ivith Income Tax Department. Former representative Michael J. Connor, who lias been district and sales manager for the Christian Feigenspan Brewery company of Hartford and all northern Connecticut districts for the past nine years has resigned his position to take a government position in the Hartford division department of the income tax, and all other detail in connection with revenue... tax matter/ . Tho local'draft board lias received notice that Connecticut is required to send 2">0' Class 1 men, accepted for limited military service, to Camp Upton, NewVYork, during the two-day period beginning August l'>0. Only whiteunen will he accepted for this call. The allotment for Thonii> sonville will be 9. MiCKIE SAYS 4NOTHER DEPARTURE NEAR. DAY Seventy Selected Men Will Leave August 30 for General Military Service. Oil August 30th one of the largest quotas of selected men yet to be sent irom this district to any camp, will leave Thompsonville. Under orders issued at Hartford this week by Adj. General George M. Cole, the local board will furnish 70 men from Class 1, qualified for general military service. Connecticut's quota for this call is 2,500 men, which will use up all the general service men left under the 1917 registration. j.'WVKll SIS1TZKV FINALLY ACCEPTED. A KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COX-l^ VmSTKON IN NEW YORK STORY > > < New York, August 7. They were strangers in New York, which explains how they happeuec to wander into Seventh avenue and Forty-third street, when they, really wanted to continue their wol".; c.&£h Broadway. Mrs. E. Gil>ca;;.',' "ijn: her grown daughter, Mistf iV'r.rv; r.. Ronceverte, W. Va., of coui :;.', uidii''. know that Broadway at Foriy-tliiri street was intersected by-' Seventh Avenue, and that's how it happened. Mother and daughter were not watching street signs closely anyhow, because they were looking for John J. Gilhooly, son and brother, who, in a soldier's uniform, was somewhere in the East. And being in the East, he would, of course, be in Broadway—at least it was very natural that he should. At any rate, his was the deduction of mother nd daughter as they talked it over n their little home on a farm near Ronceverte, W. Va. So they came to New York to !in l John. Up and down the streets they walked yesterday afternoon peering closely into the face of every soldier they met—but John didn't appear. In Seventh avenue last night they met a policeman and i^sked him if he had seen John. "I'm sure that 1 didn't; tell me bout him" lie replied. They did, and the story revealed that all they knew about John was tnat he had been transferred from a camp in the Southwest to "some place on the East Atlantic coast"— and they had come to New York to find him. That's all. "Well, mother, we'll find him for you- if he is on the Atlantic coast— or any other coast for that matter," was tile cop's answer. John T. Cavanaugh, a Knights of (Columbus Secretary passed just at hat moment. 'And he was in uni-orm too, or perhaps this story would never have been written. Then spoke the kindly cop, who had pledged New York's word to the anxious mother and her daughter that' the man they sought would be found. He addressed himself to Cavanaugh: "Maybe you can help this mother find her son—a soldier?" "1 can, and certainly will. The Knights have a Lost Soldiers' Department for just sucn cases." A..taxicab quickly conveyed the parly to the Ivuights of Columbus headquarters at No. *61 Fourth avenue, where Frank J. Maloney is in charge of the Lost Soldiers' Department. Through him, John was quickly located at Camp Upton and today at the Knights of Columbus headquarters there John Gilhooly Private, S. A. will meet his mother. Mrs. E. J. Gilhooly and his sister Mary of Ronceverte, W. Va. The meeting was arranged over the telephone last night and John was at the Camp Upton end of the wire. Letter wi 8!^ PI w m-:- •. <• ' -V- "'•V'iV.'jp.. . • •,VC THREE WOMEN' HURT WHEN HIT BY AUTO (\KMCE} PLEASE OUT TH/X-T S/VLE" (KV) OF KAVNiE R.\GHT \ SOLD THE VtEFVUCr&afvToa S6FOR.E |-fWE PO.PGR WMJ BEEN OUt TVMQ HOURS, BUT PEOPLE K.6EP CALLING UP ON TVAE "VELEPV-\0**£ Ott OANGlMOr THE DOOR Q&LL /VND \ \N\SH TO OOOONESS V KMENN SOME. VNfcN To STOP THEfA Lawyer Samuel Sisitzky has been .ccepted for service in the enlisted irdnance corps of tho National Army or duty at Cam]) Hancock, Augusta. Ga. Mr. Sisitzky will report Am jr. £<H!i at Camp Hancock, wl'.ere will -..aise a two months traniu.g •'•i;r.se 'tefore goi;ig oversea-.-; He is a graduate of the Eu-ield High school, attended Boston Tniversity for two years. He holds ha degree of bachelor of laws from >eorge Washington University, iVashington, and a degree of master f laws, Yale Law School, class of lO kG. Lawyer Sisitzky has been engaged in the practice of law for twe years, having offices in Springfield and this place. Last Sunday evening Mrs. Joseph Angelica- and daughters Lucy and Lily of Tariff St., were injured when they were run down by an autorao bile owned and operated by. James K. Kneeland of 09 Sergeant street Spr'Tigfield, near Grape Bro.vc ]-]r-tie'ii street. Mrs. Angelica received a scalp wound which required 14 stitches to close and her two daughters received minor injuries consisting of cuts and bruises about the body. Kneeland was given a hearing in the local court. Monday morning, and in order to enable more complete investigation and also to await .the outcome of r'sj injuries sustained by "5. Joseph An gel if aaiuid ai'-sl'- ters, ;!;e case was continued n nil Veonesday morning under §10 0 bonds. from -Private Herbert A.-Js Marks to His Mother. Kf rj: gpg (Postmarked July 5.) •V#; D e a r M a : ' • • Received your letter and also post :¥*•• card. Gee, it is good to hear from o''-, home after waiting so long. By now ; you must have a few of ray letters. " Have been writing without waiting for iu-siver, knowing Ilia; the mails frfe? are very slow i oiag irom here. So Sr. - you ma.' t ; y. ju d j the same. Write at lear-. once a week, and if you don't hear from me right away remember that the mail is delayed, for I am writing regularly. -Ml Well, Ma, I am sorry you were di^ -• a : appointed in not being able to send . • ri.. me anything. At the time I wrote I v - fe - A was broke and all out of tobacco, S not knowing about not being allow-ed to receive packages I wrote and fe# asked you to send chocolate and to- f|| bacco; things J most needed. It is iV O. K. now. I have everything in that line and plenty. The commis- £ sary also issues three sacks week per man. In fact, things are §1|§ improving rapidly and I think before the war is over we will be able to get almost anything we want. Don't f|f| think Uncle ;Sam is too hard on us |!||| by not allowing our relatives to send 'MH things; ships are not so plentiful and of course the few we have are pretty well used up to carry the things that are most essential. The Y. M. C. A. is doing great work in keeping us supplied with chocolate, tobacco, etc. at very reasonable prices. So, Ma, don't worry about sending anything. Send The Press, and I would like a post card view of Thompsonville occasionally. We have some great entertainments at the Y. M. C. A. most every night, and movies. This , National Army is made up of men from every branch of life you can imagine, and naturally a few actors are among the rest. Life is a regular graft ove'.- liere outside of a little training. We are all fat and healthy. Of course, : as usual, I have a very easy time of it. Have been going to radio school and may some day be a wireless op-erator. It takes quite a bit of prac- §jf|' tice but I guess I will get there. Ar- §||p r.^v tillery is about as nice a branch of service as a fellow could be in, and -7.'$ bis chances are very good of getting back sound and healthy. I haven't S'S; anything to do with the guns. On Sundays we all have to groom and water horses. We call it Sundav on :lf& i the farm. Gee, the Italians are sure handing : it to-the Austrians and I think we will see Austria make peace at any terms this summer. Somehow I feci the war will be over before the year is past, and a whole lot of others feel the same. Our soldiers at the front are doing great work. At tiie rate the U. S. is getting more over we will soon be able to do the job alone. Cheer up. Ma. 1 will be back in the old town again inside of a year just as good as ever. Remember me to all my friends and tell them 1 am getting fat and lazy. I am also gaining a little hair on my upper lip. Glad to Know the allotment, has started coming. It .v^S ^ may be a little while before you hear from the insurance. They are a little slow on accouut of so many " other tilings, but policy or not it is yfjE good, just the same ''"xm* I read about the U-boats off the ~?j|| j U. S. coast. It is only a bluff on ' Germany's part, but don't go. We " ^v"3§i are wise. Well, Ma. I want you to tell me -"'-331 all about what is going on in the family in your letters. How art you ;'.'^S and Pa getting along alone. I sup-pose it is lonesome without .Bill and Florence. In summer jt hadn't ^ ought to be so bad. Has Bill's brother Stewart come over yet? Well, I can think of nothing more just now, so give my love and best wishes to the family. ' Love, from , -.i ' * Heib. [SPEECH COST EMl'EY HIS COMMISSION' VUIL OOVNN fvA-L -*HE SHADES, LOCK THE DOOR PkN' OONft AUSVNE* "THE PHONE NNH\U THEN \N\LL Q.UIT THEM L»L pvOS OP OURSMWi] EfVSN fO St MIX, BUf •<HEN MNl NO VNAN S'VOPP\N<x,EN\ Burnetii President in Theatre When Soldier- Author Slurred Drafted Men. Arthur Guy Empey, soldier, author, lost his chance for a commission in the United States army by a fiery curtain speech on the stage of the National Theatre in Washington Monday. He >was appearing in a new play, "Pack Up Your Troubles." President Wilson was present. The real heroes of the war, Empey declared in effect, were the volunteers who went over in the first place, and-not the drafted men who are fighting now only because they were compelled to do so. Empey ended 'With a flourish, but the expected applause did not follow. . While the commission had been recommended, it had not beeu signed and delivered, and three days later came the announcement that there had been a "mistake" in connection with the granting of a captaincy to the former sergeant. x ' Corporal Raymond E. Blackburn, who is stationed at Camp Upton, N. Y., passed the week-end with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred L. Blackburn. ' : • v-V' •'! •fi'S —X-K! X<; FAMILY REUNION. At the home of Mrs. O. E. Miller on Enfield street last Saturday evening, a pleasant reunion was held of the Daniel L. King family. About 34 were present, including representatives from the Chapin and Hay-den families of Springfield, Pickens family of Wilbraham and Thompsonville, King family of Suffield, Phelps family of Enfield and Mrs. Elmer Baker of Springfield, Miss Thomasine Rook of Thompsonville and the Misses Frances and Marino Hartley of Enfield street. * The members gathered to meet and greet Wyllis L. Phelps, formerly of Enfield, who is a civil engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad and is located at Columbus, O. Mr. Phelps' family have been spending several weeks in Enfield. Supper was served from 5 to 6 o'clock on the lawn, after which a social time was enjoyed. x Experienced tobacco handlers working on farms in this vicinity are receiving as high as $7 a day No one needs to be idle with that money being offered. P. S.—Received a card, from Stan-''v$S|ji§8 ton. He says there is a letter on 'i: itlie way. Is lawyer Mulligan in ^ 'the army? ' Tell Art I wish him luck; he ought to be in the army, '•i though. I know at least ten young •• lawyers here and most of them are privates. Au Revoir. Write often, aJ-; UK • mail gets here quicker than it gets there. THRE1 mImnsmtamlle d - '• ' - .v- \ : ... The young man who wants a job with a growing and successful concern is respectfully referred to the American army and navy. iii&iiiiasii x ^ AUTOS CRASH IN ENFIELD STREET IW Thomas Greenwood of Springfield, was arrested Sunday night by the police as the result of an automobile ^gtfti accident on Enfield street in which three automobiles were involved. Greenwood was arraigned before the town court Monday morning charged , Vi-%! with speeding. He was fined $25.00 and costs, amounting to $38.82, which he paid. The other machines in the acci-dent were driven by Howard L. Bit-ter, superintendent of G. F. Heub-lein & Co., of Hartford, whose home address is 45 Deerfield avenue, that 5f|| city, and Albert Fetteral, who gave his address as Stratford Hotel, i|||j Springfield. Bitter was driving south |||| ; and Fetteral was headed north when J||& /i the accident happened. Greenwood, who was going at a. high rate of speed, came out of Elm street on to Enfield street and in order to avoid hitting his car Fetteral swung to 1 the left and in doing so collided . with the car of Mr. Bitter, both cars being considerably damaged. Green- , wood's car was not damaged. '\V;r iy •
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Single Copy 5 Cents. y^iZ£- • VOL. XXXIX, No. 16
Priv. Horace J. Tanguay and Corp. Albert V.
Poole Killed in Action; Priv. Victor W
Wysocki .and Corp. Thaddeus Blaze-jowski
Seriously Wounded; Priv.
F; Paul Mangino Missing.
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PRIV. HORACE J. TANGUAY.
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: : Mr. and Mrs. Edriiorid Tanguay
•of Enfield street-received word last
; Thursday evening from the War De-
;; partment that their son, Private
Horace J. Tanguay, 28 years old, a
. member of I Co. 102d Inf., was
' . ... Wiled in action July 22. Private
Tanguay enlisted in Thompsonville
during recruiting week in June,
1917, and before going overseas last
September trained at Yale Field,
IHe was gassed in an engagement
early in the spring and was in a
-hospital for five weeks. Later he
in action; Corporal Thaddeus Blaze-jo
wski' was severely wounded in action
July 23 and that Private Paul
Mangino was missing in action.
Corporal Poole enlisted in the 71st
New York Regiment soon after the
United States entered the war. 'He
went to the border and upon his return
was transferred to the 69th at
Camp Mills, Hempstead, L. I. He was
again transferred to the 165 th U. S.
Infantry and went to France in
August 1917.. Corporal Poole was
a native of Thompsonville- but had
lived in New York, for the past few
year's. Besides his parents he leaves
one sister, Inez and a brother, Alfred.
; was wounded slightly by sharpnel, a • Ofj' -35'k:
fragment striking him over one eye. MEMORIAL .-SERVICE FOR
He was a member of Washington. .... :.99Rl>* AIjBERT V. POOLE
Irving Council Knights of Colum-
bus, the Father Mathew Temperance
Society, Holy Name Society and the
Carpenters Union. -
Besides his parents he* leaves
eight brothers and two sisters. Four
of the former are in the service and
a' fifth is about to enter the
navy. Philip and Roland are in
France, Edgar, formerly a Spring-field
policeman, is in training in
New York and Eugene is awaiting a
call for the naval reserve. Allen
is employed in a shipyard. The
other children are Aimee, almost
ready to join the colors, and- Ar- ' ft- mand and Adolph, both too young
to plan on a military career. The
K; sisters are Deloro and Marie.
? vy-;j v A requim mass . was celebrated in
. ' >•> St.. Patrick's Church Monday morn-sV'.
ing by the pastor, Rev. Thomas J.
Preston, in memory of Private Tail?
:v.;' k- guay. The service was a very im:
l>ressive one and was attended by a
large delegation fof members from
Washington Irving Council, Knights
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