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JOHN G. POTTER,
To the membersltip of the Connecticut legislature of 1915 the
towns of New London county and the senatorial districts in this
southeastern section of tiie state -will send 21 republican repre
sentatives, nine democratic ipresentatives and three republican
senators, nearly all of whom will be new faces in the legislature
of the state.
New London county's list of representatives is printed below,
the names of the towns being- followed by the names of the repre-eentatives-elect,
their politics, agre, birthplace, occupation, and
whether married or single:
Bozrah Nelson L. Stark, r, S7, Bozrah. farmer, married.
Justice of the peace and now second selectman.
Colchester Daniel W. Williams, r, 69, Salem, fanner, married.
Curtis P. Brown, r. South Coventry, manufacturer, married.
East Lyme Marion R. Davis, r, 32, East Lyme, lawyer, mar
ried. Franklin C. Huntington Lathrop, r, 22, Franklin, farmer,
single. Was 21 when he was elected but has since ipassed his
, Griswold John Potter, d, 45, Volunfo-wn, farmer, widower, has
been justice of the peace, school visitor, selectman, deputy judge
cf town court and in legislature in 1895.
Groton Charles T. Crandall, r, 41, New York, machinist, fore
man, married. For three years (1910-1912), was school committee
of the 10th school cistrict, f the town of Groton. Charles H.
Kenyon, r, 41, Norwich, retired, married. Burgess of the borough
of Groton, 1913, and road commissioner the same year.
Lebanon Frederick N. Taylor, r, 36, Lebanon, farmer, mar
ried. Registrar of voters for about V) years, messenger of the
house in session of 1909. James A. Thomas, r, 43, Lebanon,
Ledyard Joseph D. Austin, d, 39, Bradford. R. I., farmer,
married, assessor and on board of selectmen for third year, serv
ing second year as first selectman.
Lisbon Francis H. Johnson, r, 37, Plainfield, farmer, mar
ried, tax collector and constable.
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CHARLES T. CRANDALL,
About 80 at Annual Supper Observ
ance of Christmas Sunday,
The members of the Congregational
Sunday school said their friends were
given their annual supper Christmas
eve. There were abeut 80 who enjoy
ed the cocoa, sandwiches and cake
.provided. Following the supper was a
program of songs, duets and recita
tions by the younger members of the
school under the leadership of Mrs.
H. C. Lathrop with her sister. Miss
Josephine Keeney, at the piano. A
pretty tree with gifts for the children
gave much pleasure. Supt. H. C.
Lathrop was given a handsome trav
eling bag by his class of boys and a
Mr. and jfrs. Benonl Bates spent
Christmas with their daughter. Mrs.
A. E. Saunders of Westfield, Mass.
Christmas Sunday Observance.
Christmas Sunday was observed by
special services and music. A quar
tette assisted the choir at the Con
gregational church in this morning
and also sang the entire musical ser
vice at St. Paul's church in the after
noon. The members were Mrs. R. G.
Waterous. Miss Emma Larrabee, Al
bert Brown and Rev. W. M. Brown.
The C. . E. service was led by' Philip
Hopkins and Keeney Lathrop. Julia
Guild and Margery Sherman sang a
Lester and. Alfred Eaton left Sat
urday to spend the remainder of the
holidays in Vermont. Ralph Eaton
joins his brother Lester at Bellows
falls academy Monday.
To Address Young People.
At the Congregational church to
morrow morning Rev. M. R. Plunrb
will speak especially to those young
people who have united with the
church during the past year. The
communion service will be held after
the sermon. The C. E. society will hold
its monthly consecration meeting .at
3U. J. H8 meeung Will ue leu -uy me
new president. Miss Harriet Guild.
Rev. and Mrs. M. R. Plumb spent
New Year's in Bridgeport.
Mrs. Daisy Campbell James of Wor
cester and Bert Eastman spent Christ
mas at Frank Eastman's. Mr. East
man has just returned from a business
trip in the west While there he call
ed 'on three former Windham young
rpeople. Miss Lucy Bemis. in Ohio;
George Bates. Great Falls, Mon., and
Among guests in town for the hol
idays ar Mr. and Mrs. E. W. McGuire
of Brooklyn, N. Y., at Dr. Guild's;
Misses Annie Bemis and Evelyn Bald
win of New Britain at Frank Tingley's.
Alan Guild has returned from a few
days' visit with Ned Thompson in
About 3000 electrical vehicles are in
use in Europe. The United States
leads in the use of the electric auto-
NEW FACES IN 1915
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FRANCIS H. JOHNSON,
D. W; WILLIAMS,
Plans for Cottage Meetings in Ob
servance of Week of Prayer Per
sonals. At the Christian Endeavor meeting
Sunday evening at 7 o'clock there will
take place the installation of officers.
This will also be a consecration meet
ing. Next week being the Week of Pray
er, cottage meetings will be held in
different sections of the parish. The
first meeting Tuesday night will be
held at Mr. and Mrs. Fred Safford's,
subject, Prayer for a Clearer Con
sciousness of God's Presence, and for
Assurance of His Power. John: 21-24-Mark
Wednesday night's meeting will be
at-3arber Brown's on Black Hill.
Subject, Prayer for Spiritual Prep
aration for the New Year. Gal. 1: 11
17. Thursday's meeting at Mrs. M. A.
Francis. Frayer for the Personal
Practice of Christian Love. Mlcah 6:
6-8; 1 John 3: 11-19.
Friday at Mrs. T. L. Wilson's, Pray
er for Christian Progress in the World,
Isaiah 35; Mf.tt. 13: 31-33.
All these meetings will be held at
7.30 p .m. The Lord's supper will be
observed Sunday morning following
the usual services, this being the first
Sundai' of the new year.
The pastor spent three days in
Hartford this week.
Mr. Hyde of Brooklyn, N. Y.. vis
ited his aunt, Mrs. M. A. Francis, this
Mrs. Hiram Hawes. with her daugh
ter. Miss Elise, is visiting in New
York city and Central Valley, N. Y.,
Mrs, Hawes' former home.. -
Surprise Visit School Children Have
Entertainment, Tree and Christmas
Eugene Fairbanks has moved his
family to Lawrence, Mass.
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Martin were
given a surprise party Tuesday when
about forty friends from Chaplin ap
peared at their home well laden with
food. All enjoyed a dinner and Jolly
School closed with a Christmas en
tertainment on the evening of Dec. 18.
The room was attractively decorated
with red and green and a large Christ
mas tree filled one corner. The room
was filled with parents and friends to
hear the following programme:
Overture, phonograph; welcome, Vi
ola Navin: Old Christmas. Ralph Bak
ken; A Rest for Santa, Helen Navin;
Hear the Chimes, school; Old Heidel
berg, phonograph: Christmas Preser.ts.
William Pcot: little Santa Claus,
Pauline Vickers; The First Christmas.
Luther; When Snow Birds Cross the
Valley, phonograph; Playing Christ
mas. Paul, Helen and Viola Navin; A
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WILLIAM B. MITCHELL,
BENJAMIN H. HEWITT,
Senator 20th District
ALBERT J. BAILEY,
Boy's Christmas. John Navin, Luther
Martin, William Scott; Glad Christ
mas Bells, school: Jack's Tree, Viola
Navin; A Real Santa Claus. John
Navin: A Christmas Wish, Paul Nav
in; Mary's Christmas play, hy school;
A Christmas Suggestion, Martin Nav
in; Beautiful Birds, phonograph; Mrs.
Ranclv's Christmas, play by school;
farewell, Heien Navin; Christmas
The teacher and children received
gifts from the well laden tree. The
children .were then served Christmas
cake, presented them as in years past
by Mrs. It. E. Ciarke.
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Palmer and son
Ray have been spending a week with
Mrs. Palmer's parents.
E. It. Clark spent Christmas day at
his daughter's, in Scotland.
Allen Jewett spent Christmas with
his son in Norwich.
Mr. and Mrs. Carlton H. White were
guests of Mrs. White's parens for
Skating on the Street Funeral of AI
pheus Ridei Personal Items.
Jerome Raymond and Beatrice La
f ranee, who attend school in Canada,
are spending their vacation with their
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Urgele Lafrance.
Elsie Gardner of Pawtucket, R. I., is
at thi home of her grandparents,. Mr.
and Mrs. William Carpenter, on ac
count of the illness of Mrs. Gardner.
Charles Rider, of Greene, R. I, was
a Monday visitor here.
Motorman Thomas Weaver has been
off duty on account of illness.
Mr .and Mrs. A. E. Hall of South
Killingly were Sunday guests at Wil
The young people have been enjoy
ing skating on the street this week.
Miss Helen W. Tillinghast has been
the guest of her cousin, Miss Dorothy
Tillinglia-st. in Plainfield.
Mrs. Ruby Johnson and son Howard,
Miss Grace Coons. Mrs. Blanche Woo
ley and two children, of New Jersey,
and Mrs. Ada Holgerson and Harold
Hclgerson of New York are at the
home of August Holgerson on account
of the critical illness of Mrs. Holger
Miss Blanche Caplette is spending
several days with relatives in Putnam.
Alfred Hill has recovered from his
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Whitney are
visiting relatives in Amherst, Mass.
Mrs. Frank Edgerton and daughter,
Hazel have returned from Millville,
R. I., where they have been visiting
John I. Sheldon of Virginia has Deen
visiting his iparents for a few days.
Peter Bourque was in Baltic Tues
day to attend the funeral of his cousin,
Mrs. Louise Dubois.
Mr. and Mrs. Wiilis Rouse have
gone to St. Cloud. Florida, to spend
the winter at their home.
Funeral of Alpheus Rider.
The funeral of Alpheus Rider was
held at his home Sunday morning at
9.30 o'clock. Rev. Ernest Loom is. pas
tor of the Moosup Baptist church of
ficiated. The body was taken to Hopl
STEPHEN "B. SWEET,
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Lyme John S. Hall, d, 5, Lyme, merchant, married. Charles
W. Pierson. d, 40, Lyme, . mason and contractor, married.
Montville Matt A. Tinker,- r, B0, Montvllle, fanner and auc
tioneer, nvuried, constable, assessor, selectman, five years on town
New London Frank . Q. Cronln, " ss. London, lawyer,
single. Cyrus W. Brown, r, 48, North Stonington, married.
North Stonington Clarence E. Palmer, d, 36, Mansfield,
fanner, married. Lyle C. Gray. d. 28, North Stonington, dairy
man, married, member of town adhool board (1911-1912),- auditor
since 1912 and registrar of voters since 1913.
Norwich Albert J. Bailey, r, 3-2, Bozrah, lawyer, married.
Joseph H. Henderson, r, 58, Waddlngton, St. Lawrence county,
N. Y business man, widower, has been councilman and selectman.
Old Lyme Joseph S. Huntington, d, 46, Old Lyme, unem
Preston Eckford G. Pendleton, r, 53, Preston, market garden
er and Jersey cattle, married, third selectman in 1912, second -selectman
in 1914. William B. Mitchell, r 2S, Westerly, R. I, drafts
Salem J. Frank Rogers, r, 60, Norwich, farmer and mer
Sprague Irenee L. Buteau, d, 31, Baltic, merchant, . married.
Stonington Ellas F. Wilcox, r, 64, Mystic, corporation presi
dent, married, now serving third year as selectman. Bourdon A.
Eabcoek, r. 37, New York, machinist, married.
Voluntown Stephen B. Sweet, d, 34, Franklin, meat business,
Waterford Stanley ..Morgan, r, 25, Waterford, farmer,
Senators-Elect from Three Districts.
New London county is madStup of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth
and Twentieth senatorial districts. Information concerning the
senators-elect from these districts follows:
Eighteenth Lucius E. Whlton. r. : 62. lives in New London,
born in Stafford, manufacturer, widower.
C. HUNTINGTON LATHROP,
kins Hollow, R. I., .'for burial in the
Miss Mary J. Lee has returned from
several weeks' stay with friends in
Miss Olive Dutton of Greeneville
visited Mrs. Howard Clarke Wednes
day. At Norwich Wedding.
Mrs. Frederick Tillinghast and Miss
Josephine Armstrong were in Nor
wich Saturday to attend the Sage
Mrs. Eba Huntington of Putnam has
been visiting her son. Eba Hunting
ton. Mrs. Amos Peck of R lobeth, Mass.,
has been spending several days here
on account of the death of her father,
Willis Torrey has been the guest of
his sister, Mrs. George Baker of Put
FREDERICK N. TAYLOR.
C E. Society Gives Christmas Concert
Thirty-four Friends Pay Surprise
Visit to .Mn, and Mrs. Frank W.
Mr. and, Mrs. J. Wilbur Lanphear
and Miss Charlotte Lanphear were
with friends in Providence a few days
Mr. and Mrs. George B. Howard
were visitors over the holiday with
Rev. Mr. Williams and family in New
Miss Olive . Sandford, a-student at
Northfield1 Seminary, and a friend,
Clarence Meyer of Swarthmore, Pa.,
were visitors several. days over Christ
mas at Charles Sandf ord's at South
Chaplin. , .
The Y. P. SI . C. E. gave a ! Christ
mas concert at thechurch Christmas
eve. The exercises 'included songs and
NELSON L. STAKK,
Kepreeeutotlv, Bozrah ,
S,. '. -I.UTO,l..l.i.l'l-..J.i..Pltl'" ..'
JOHN H.- BARNES,
Senator 19th District
ECKFORD G. PENDLETON,
recitations, scripture reading and an
addres by the Rev. Mr. McKnight. and
remarks by F. W. Martin, the superin
tendent of the Sunday school. Each
child received a box of candy and an
orange. A social time with refresh
ments followed in the vestry.
Given Pleasant Surprise.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Martin were
completely surprised about noon Tues
day when a number of teams loaded
with a jolly company drove up to their
door to give them a surprise, which
was well carried out. There- were 34
who made up the party The visitors
brought an abundance of eatables with
them and all sat down to a tine chick
en pie dinner, which was thoroughly
enjoyed - .
A number of the farmers have been
cutting ten inch ice this week, -
There was a social in the Christian
Mission chapel at South Chaplin on
Wednesday evening. - . -
Death of Mrs. Wayland' Gage Auc
tion at Armstrong Place.
Grace Gage, wife of Wayland Gage,
died at her home here Wednesday
morning after a' long and painful ill
ness. She leaves her husband . and
brother, Wendall Witter, of this place.
Several from this village attended
the annual dinner of the Theit De
tecting society at South Woodstock
The household goods of Lyman
Armstrong, deceased, , waere sold at
Holiday Home Comers. .
The holidays called home many
from out of town, among them Miss
Maud Healy of Bridgeport, Miss Ber
nice Leavitt of Hartford, James V.
Perrin of Riviere de Loup, Canada;
Ethel Barrett and Raymond Benson of
Mrs. Ellen Paine has gone to Wash
ington, D.. C, to visit her daughter,
Mrs. John Adams.
Miss Ruth Hall, a teacher in the
Hartford schools, was a recent visitor
at L. J. Leavitt's.
Miss Irma Greene of Putnam has
been visiting her cousin, Miss Maud
Mrs. Alice Hayward and children
were guests Christmas day of Mrs.
Miss Mary F. Potter is in Boston
for a week, a visitor of the. Misses
Harry Trask was . at' his father's
here several days last week.
Miss Ruth Armstrong of South
bridge visited . friends here recently.
Five to Join Church.
At the church services next. Sunday
five new members are - to be received
into church membership.
Local Patients at St. Joseph's Hospit
alCarl Jewett- Gives Informal
Mr. and Mrs. Wii'iam PVarU enter
tained the - following on .- -Christmas
day: Mr. and Mrs. C H. Benziger of
Auburn, R. I.', Mr. and Mrs. Austin
JOSEPH H. HENDERSON,
Nineteenth John Hotyoke Barnes, r, B0, lives In Norwich,
born in Norwich, lawyer, married, member of the house 1897,
senate 1899. city attorney from July 1. 1S97 to July 1st, 1899,
deputy judge of city court of the city of Norwich since July
Twentieth Benjamin H Hewitt, r, 30. lives in Mystic, born in
North Stonington, lawyer, single, prosecuting attorney for the
town ctourt of Stonington from May 1, 1911 to July 13, 1913.
Statistics of the Senate. 1
In ; the membership of the Connecticut senate of 1915 there
will be 29 natives of the state and one each of New York and
Ohio. Three of the senators were born in Ireland and one is of
Swedish birth. There are 27 married and eight single men among'
them. One widower is included in the numher of the latter.
The oldest senator-elect is Dwight Tuttle of the Twelfth dis
trict, who is 68, and the youngest is Henry H. Lyman of the
Twenty-third, who is in his 2Gth year. There are 13 lawyers
among the senators, three farmers, a physician, four manufactur
ers and the balance have various -other occupations. The next
senate will have five democrats and 30 republicans. The house
of 1915 will be divided politically as follows: Democrats 60, re
publicans 196, progressives 1, independents 1. The oldest member
of the next house will be Charles H. Clark of Southlngton, who
is 82 years old.
Youngest in the House.
The youngest member of the house will be C. Huntington
Lathrop from the town of Franklin, in New London county. Mr.
Lathrop was not 22 when he was elected but has since passed
that Birthday. There are 211 representatives married. 32 single
and 15 are widowers. A large percentage of the members are
natives of the state for which they will make laws. Of the entire
membership 199 were born in Connecticut. There were 40 born
in other states, so that all but 19 of the members were born In
the United States. The 19 of foreign birth are divided among the
following countries: England 3, Soctland 1, Ireland 4, Russia, 1,
German 2, Denmark, 1, Italy 1. Austria, 1, Canada 4, New Zea
mi-tiling n mtiirm
CHARLES H. KENYON,
Pearl, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Pearl
and family. Mr. and Mrs. Reuben
Pearle, Miss Flora Pearl, Miss Evelyn
Pearl, Miss Mary Pearl and Orin Phil
lips. Miss S. E. Burchnall entertained
friends on Christmas day.
Arthur Fitts was recently taken to
St. Joseph's hospital, Willimantic.
Lewis Washburn was recently oper
ated on there for appendicitis.
Miss Abbe Fuller spent last Friday
at-George E. Fitts".
Miss S. E. Hicks is spending the
holidays at C. B. Hicks'.
Miss Florence Porter, who recently
spent a few days with her par nts,
has returned to New Rochelle, N. Y.
Open Meeting of Grangs.
At its last regular meeting Little
River grange held a social and the
meeting was on the 25th. As it was
open to the public everyone enjoyed a
Dance at the Grange.
An informal dance was given by
Carl Jewett at The Annex Wednesday
evening, Hoffman's orchestra furnish
ing the music Ten couples enjoyed
the dancing. Guests were present
from Hartford, Springfield and Willi
mantic The patronesses were Mrs. A.
L, Mills, Mrs. Frank Congdon, Mrs.
George Thompson and Mrs. C. B. Jew
Yuletide and New Year's Guests and
Travelers Miss Bennett to Study
Mrs. Mary Street and Miss Sffauae
Street were Christmas and week end
guests of Mrs. Lew's Grove of Prov
idence. Raymond Burnett spent Christmas
wih his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. J.
Miss Florence Millish expects to
spend three months in Melrose. Mass.
Miss Dorothy Roland and Harold
Roland of Westchester have -been vis-it'ns-
at the home of Miss Florence
Mr. and Mrs. William Ormsbee and
ron have returned after spending the
holidays in Concord. NVH.
Mrs. Fred Travers h"as as Christ
mas guests Miss Mattie ' Leavens of
Hartford and Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Leavens of Central Village.
Mr. and Mrs. Sabin S. Russell, Mrs
C A. Russell and Mr. and Mrs H. F.
Ridwell spent New Year's with Mrs.
Clinton W. At wood of Danielson.
Miss Ruth Bennett started Saturday
for a two months' course in study at
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vincent and
son are spending the week with Caleb
Blanchard and family.
Mr. and Mrs. William D. Reynolds
spent Mondav at the home of Mrs.
Mary D. Stokes.
Mrs. Irving Blanchard Is visiting her
son in Providence.
W. P. Kelley had for a week end
visitor Arthur Edmond of Westmin
IFer. kren a en..'i g h;. i a ' n lu-re w.:
h' parents. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Briar
ley. - -
Miss Sara Burnett is somewhat bet
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LTLE C. GRAY,
Representative North Stonington
ELI AS F. WILCOX.
ter after a slight operation on her
John Weaver is slowly improving at
his home on Otis street.
Rev. William Reynolds went away
Monday for a visit with friends and
relatives in Westport and Acushnet,
Although Christmas was very cold
there were many family gathering.
George Gallup entertained all his
children, also Miss Jeanette Gallup and
Mrs. Avis Frink.
Mrs. Carrie Wilcox and three chil
dren visited in Sterling.
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Wilcox spent
Christmas with Miss Sanborn.
Gifts for Ali.
The Christmas tree laden with gifts
for all the children and the concert ex
ercises were enjoyed by all.
If)"! fl Tanner hoe mntraH hio fMllw
io nis new nome nere. aiiss aiinda
Tanner is home this week from the
Willimantic Normal school.
After a week's vacation the school
in the Wylie district opened Monday.
E. Byron Gallup and daughter Esth
er spent Thursday in Providence.
Welcomed New Year.
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Miss Sanborn's Thursday evening tt
watch the old year out.
After spending two months with her
parents. Mrs. N. Gallup returned home
Wednesday. G. H. Gallup met her in
Boston with his automobile.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Gallup spent
Christmas with their son near Moos
up. NORTH STERLING
John Dixon has been ill.
Miss Fe&aie Viall spe-tt Christmas
week with Erv. F. M. Faker and fam
ily, in Contoocook. N. H.
Mrs. Alexis Bragg of Worcester was
home for Christmas.
Mrs. Marion Brown has been in for
Miss I ucinda G. Knight is visitiir
her -brother in Foster Center.
Miss Myrick closed her school
Christmas week and gave the pupils a
Christmas tree with presents for all.
Icemen will scon get busy as the ice
Is about ten inches thick and of good
Fox hui ters have been out every
day since the last snow storm.
The Christmas tree at the churc-,
Monday evening was la-gely attend
ed. Santa Claus was there in th
be."t of humor and greatly pleased th
Miss Sadie Fitzserald of Williman
tic is spending severai days at her
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Baker of Pomfret
spent Christmas at I. W. Hammond's
Mrs. William Phil'ips and son Mer
ton were at D. T. Phil ips' Christmas
Th" t"rnTorr'tcr resrV'r 1 Z ' pin-
a r-cetu jest" at I. v . Hammond
Stewart Glen of New York is at Ed
ward Berggren's for several days.
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