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Capt. F. O. Armington to Command
Local Hoim Guard in the Putnam
Demonstration -Town School Enu
meration 936 Goodyear Band Goes
to Plum Island to Serenade 38th
Company Sunday.
B. V. Gartland, John Moore, Edward
McDermott, W. W. Wheatley and W.
I B. Wheatley motored to New London
Sunday and made the boat trip to
' Fort Terry, for a visit with members
Of the 38th company.
Frank A. Davis and party attended
the automobile races at the Xarrajfan
ett Speedway Saturday afternoon.
Will Command Home Guard.
As acting major. Captain F. O. Ar
mington will command the Home
Guard companies in Thursday after
- noon's demonstration, at Putnam, for
the men who are going to Camp Dev
ens. J. S. Stevenson of Lowell visited
friends here over Sunday.
i J. Carl Witter spent Sunday with
Providence relatives.
Charles E. Franklin spent the week,
end with friends in Providence.
Singer From Sterling.
Miss Blanche Douglas of Sterling
sang- at the Baptist church Sunday.
All of the selected men in this town
an in other towns of the district, will
receive personal invitations to attend
the demonstration to be given at Put
nam in their honor, Thursday after
noon of this week.
To Form Junior Branch.
Sunday afternoon Deaconess Draper
met the members of the Sunday sehool
of the Methodist church to discuss
plans for forming a junior branch of
the Epworth League. ,
Miss Hattie Codding entertained on
Saturday afternoon at her home on
Winter street the members Jpf the
primary department of the Methodist
Sunday school.
A few of the members of the 3-8th
company of Fort Terry were at their
homes here Sunday on a brief leave
of absence.
Mrs. A. H. Withee spent Sunday
with Captain A. H. Withee of the
2Sth company.
New Voters Few.
It is said that the prospects are
that fewer new voters will be made
in Killingly this year than- in any re
cent year. I
Recalled Marriage Regulations.
At the masses at St. James' church
Sunday Rev. J. Ginet, M. S., re
peated the regulations of the Catholic
church relative to marriage ceremon-j
ies. -
Using Crutches.
Robert King, who was badly, in
jured eleven weeks aeo whi!e at work
at the Connecticut Mills, has recov
ered in such degree that he is able to
tret about on crutches, but his injured
leg continues to cause him difficulties.
School Enumeration 936.
The enrollment of pupils in the
public schools of Killingly is given
a 777 and in the .town of Brooklyn
a 159. a total of 936 for the super
visory district.
A local man has been invited to
come to New York or otherwise ar
range to make adjustment of a claim
for damages based on the fact that
his automobile figured in a collision
with a Victoris in Xew York city on
August 2. a dny when neither him
self or his machine was at any time
more than -10 miles from Danielson.
Band Goes to Serenade 38th Company
Members of the Goodyear band,
which is developing into a fine organi
zation, made a special trip to Fort
Terry Sunday to do honor to the
members of the 3Sth company, this
being the first event of the kind that
has been arranged for any command
of Connecticut's coast artillery troops.
Arrangements for Thursday's Demon
stration in Honor of Selected Wen
Third Degree for K. of C. Class-
Preceded by Military Mass Sunday
- Morning Seventy wo Men and
Eight Woman Would- Vote Nor
wich Golfers at Country Club.
The plans for the send-off for the
selected men who are going from this
district to Camp Devens have as
sumed definite form, and, according to
announcements made Sunday, will be
on such a scale as to fully demonstrate
to the young- - men who are to don
Uncle Sam's uniforms that they are
signally honored by the people of
the district that they will represent.
This city will witness next Thurs
day afternoon a remarkable demon
stration of patriotism ' and loyalty.
Thousands of people of the towns of
Putnam. KHIinj-rr. Woodstock.
Thompson, Eastford and Ash ford will
take the afternoon as a nonaay ana
will assemble in this city to do honor
to the selected men and to cheer them
as they pass in review. The occasion
will, undoubtedly, in later years, be
recalled as historic.
Home guard companies of Putnam
and Danielson, uniformed guards of
fraternal organizations in this and
surrounding towns, fraternal organi
zations in this and surrounding towns,
fraternal organizations, bands from
this city. North Grosvenordale and
Goodyear will march, headed by offi
rials of the city of Putnam and of
the towns of the district. In a parade
that will act as escort for the select-?
ed men.
Mayor J. J. McGarry will be presl
dent of the day. In this capacity, it
will be necessary for him to tempor
arily relinquish command of the Put
nam Home Guard company, which
will go into a battalion with the Dan
ielson Home Guard company under
the command of Captain F. O. Arm
ington of Danielson, who will act as
major. The Putnam Home Guard
company will be under command of
Lieutenant George Challoner and the
selected men, grouped as a company,
will tbe commanded by Lieutenant
Ward of the Putnam Home Guard
" The line of the parade will be from
the square Into FTont street to South
Main street, to Front street to Pom
fret and Church streets, Woodstock
avenue, Marshall street, ..Providence
street. Elm street to Union square
Public exercises will be held here,.
Mayor" McGarry presiding. Addresses
will be delivered by Hon. Charles E.
Searls,- state . attorney, and Rev. F.
D. Sargent.
The committee In charge of the ar
rangements is elated over the man
ner in which the public has taken to
the plan to give the men a send-off.
The response for aid in making1 ar
rangements has been spontaneous. Ev
erybody is entering into the plans
with zest. George L. Padgett an
ncuneed Sunday afternoon that the
mills of this city will close at 3 p
m. Thursdav to allow thousands of
mill workers to cheer the selected
men and a request has been made.
and many of the stores will respect
u, to close on Thursday from 3 to 4.15
p. m. It is expected that the special
troop train will leave here shortly af
ter 4 o clock.
Putnam lodge of Elks has tendered
the use of its fine quarters for the
serving of a dinner to the . selected
men. and. the men will be invited to
assemble at L nion hall at 11.30 a. m.
The committee in charge of the din
ner arrangements is made up cf
diaries E. Dean and Richard Gor
man, bCtld of this city.
Patriotic societies of Putnam and
surrounding towns have been invited
to participate and it is expected that
there will be delegations of the G. A.
R., W. R. C. Ladies of the G. A. R.,
D. A. R., S. of V. and Spanish War
An Authoritative Display of the fJewest and PJlost Faw
ored Styles in Women's and Misses
Suits, Dresses, Furs, Waists, Wraps
' OR THE FALL AND WINTER 1917-1918 .
Each season our opening displays of Women's and Misses' Wear become more interest ing because olf the fact that ' they can come
here first and see fashion's newest fads and fancies as well as the latset modes of the more conservative lines.
After many weeks spent in careful searching and selecting we now offer a picturesque display of the smartest creations of
the world's foremost style directors.
We cordially invite you' to visit with us during our opening days
sires to give many students an op
portunity to aid in gathering crops.
Many Clark men also have enterea
the service and this will disarrange
Superintendent of Streets Frederick
Dumas spent the week-end with Al
derman E. L. Davis at Mr. Davis'
Brisk Start in Campaigns of License
and No-License Forces.
- The license and no-license forces in
Killingly are aligning their offensive
forces- for a real lively campaign over
what is always a distinctive feature
of each annual town election in Kil
lingly. Last year the town was li
cense bf a very substantial major
ity, but Killingly has a way of chang
ing its mind over the license issue
and there is nothing certain about
the majority of last year being main
tained. On the other hand, the li
cense forces figure that they have
better than an even chance for vic
tory and are already working hard
to make this assured, depending large
ly in their campaign on the argu
ments relative to unchecked selling of
intoxicants here during no-license
Will Address D. A. R.
Wednesday eveniner of ' this atroov
Mrs. Ida Cogswell Bailey-Allen is to
aeuver an address before a meetin
or the members of Sarah Williams
Danielson chapter. Dv A. R.. at the
r.ome or the Misses Hutchins and
eacn memoer has the privilege of In
v-tifig n guest;
DanIeIon Chanter nf th Amnrfrai
Red Cross will be invited to send a
re-presemation to Putnam next Thurs
day to take part in the demonstration
in honor of the elected men. many
'-i ir.rm rrom itiiiingiy, . who are to
leave tor uamp Devens, at Ayer. on
inai aay.
Proficient in Target Practice.
Members of the Danielson Home
Guard company continue their target
practice and are already beginning to
show increased proficiency in the use
or a rine.
j.ne omcers or tnis compitnv are
striving to put it on a very efneient
oasis in every uepartment of in Win
try science and at the rate that prcur
ress Is being made it will have at-
ienaea in- me not distant future
standard of efficiency that wilf com
pare favorably with the military abil
ity of companies of the national guard
of the stata, as it was a few months
Criticism From Foster.
from Foster comes a criticism of
roaa signs that may be seen ail
tnrougn this section. "School t house.
Go Slow," they read. Says the Fos
ter critic: Let us hone that the ven
eration of school children now being
iiugni win Know the difference be
tween an adjective and an adverb
wen enough to put up on the road
ainerent signs than these.
Brevities. "
Kenneth Hamilton spent the week
witn nis Drotner, Harry H. Hamilton
In Providence.
Palmer Jordan visited with relatives
in irovKtence Saturday.
Mr. and' Mrs. Harry Bennett and
son of Xew Rochelle were visitors
here Sunday.
Edward Bryant and Frederick Bry
ant of Boston spent Sunday with
their mother, Mrs. Henry Torrey of
Potter street.
Mrs. Earle Toung of Providence and
Miss "Rachel Freston, of the training
aepartment f&r nurses, Johns Hopkins
nospital, Baltimore, are visiting with
iheir parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank T.
E'reston, Broad street.
Mr. and Mrs. Elton Jenkins. Wor
cester, were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
I. H. Greener.
Veterans in line and big delegations Lord's Point home, the men return-
from the Red Cross chapters of the ing here Sunday.
towns represetried. The idea is to The new assistant county agent and
let the selected men know in no un- the new Home economics demonstra-
eertain way that the whole district is tor will begin their duties here this
back of them and that, in the hour week.
of need, evary man who is physically Captain Joseph A. Ryan will have
fit is ready.inl willing to follow in a special detail of police on duty for
i neir rootsteps. it is now a certain Thursday afternoon's parade
thing that the Godspeed the men are
to receive will live long in memory.
Conferred on Class From Cargill
Council, K of C Military Mass on
Sunday Morning.
Emil Benolt was in .Providence op
Saturday to attend the automobile
Water service for a part of the city
was cut off Saturday morning while
the position of a hydrant at the cor
ner of South Main and Grove streets
was being changed.
Thomas Burke, out of jail two days,
was again before the city court Sat
urday morning.
State Deputy Cronin and other high
officials of the Knights of Columbus
were in this city Sunday to assist
at the conferring of the third degree
lllinn a. pIaar fif mart tVian 3.ft m om hore
of Cargill council. Visiting brothers Week End FurlougKs For Local Men
came from many of the surrounding n Service Sterling Clambaki
kvT.ua. I i-i l
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significance for members of the order
in this city, for, at St. Mary's church
in the morning there was a military !
mass winch was attended by the K.
of C. in a body and by the Putnam
Catholic young men who have been
selected for service, this group includ
ng seme members of the council.
which Is already largelv represented
in many branches of Uncle Sam's
service. Following the mass a lunch
was served in K. of C. hall. In the
afternoon there was another lunch in
Owls' hall.
Another Wedding Soon.
Principal Anson B;. Handy was at
Cataumet, Mass., on Cape Cod, Sat
urday evening to attend the wedding
of one of his five brothers. Principal
Handy will repeat the trip next Sat
urday to attend the wedding of -another
of his brothers.
May Have Been Local Swindler.
Press despatches Saturday told of
the arrest of two men. one in Bos
ton, .the other in Xew Haven, for
having fraudulently passed checks, as
ws done at the store of Ballard and
Clark in this city on Saturday, Sept.
R. The man under arrest in Boston
is Harry Reed, alias Martin. The de
tails of the transaction which caused
hi3 arrest are almost identical with
the tactics pursued by the man who
worked the check game here.
Eight Women Would Vote.
Hermon G. Carver, registrar of vnt.
ers, has given out the following fig
ures showing registration work that
has been done in this town prelimi
nary io me town election. From men
i new applications for registration
were received and eieht from nrnmcn
Seventeen names were restored to the
uis ana so names were removed, this
on account of deaths or remrwoio
u:ner towns ana ror other causes.
Norwich Golfers Entertained.
Members of the .Norwich Golf eluh
were entertained at the Putnam coun
rty club Saturdav afternoon onri
matches were played between repre
sentatives of the. two .organizations.
A supper was served. Miss F.Tlon'
Wheelock being chairman of the sud-
per committee.
City Notes.
Miss Gladys Bard is acting as eom.
mercial teacher at Putnam Wlh
school until such time aa the vacan
cy in the teachership is ailed.
.ennetn .Ballard's return to riarir
college will be delayed a week. fh
college will not reopen this vear until
a week later tha nusual, this being
due to the fact that -the faculty de-
S. G. Coffey, of Hertford, spent the
week-end at his home here.
Misses 'Ruth and Eva Hi&ginbottom
were week-end visitors at their home
Miss May Geary of Taftville was a
week-end visitor at .Mrs. JJamel tJon
Byron Haskell of Providence, R. I.
spent the week-end at his home in
Fred Vincent, local member of Co
3S, C. A. C. N. G.; stationed at Fort
Terry, is spending a short furlough at
his home here.
At Canterbury Dance.
Many local people attended the
dance at the Canterbury Grange, Sat
urday evening.
William Xolan, yeoman in the XJ. S
Navy, stationed on Broadway, X. T.,
in the Detail Department, was a week
end visitor with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Xolan.
Walter Piatt, a member of the Scot
tish Kiltres, now in training in Cana
da, is spending a few days at his
Joseph Wilcox, of the 34th Co.. C. A
C. X. G., is spending a few days at
his home in Plainneld
The dance held in Moosup Saturday
evening drew a number ml local peo
Guests at Clambake.
. Many Plainfield men attended
clambake held in Sterling, Sunday.
tha have returned after
few days in Boston.
Exhibit Farm Produce.
Xearly all the Moosup children who
were engaged in Home Gardening this
season brought fine examples of their
garden product to the town hall for
exhibition Saturday. .
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Wood, are vis
iting friends in Springfield.
The Melrose club gave a dance Sat
urday evening. The Colonial orches
tra of Central Village furnished the
Dr. Downing motored to Providence
tr's time. "Soon there won t be a man
left in this shop," she saK to herself
with vexation. Still her change did
not come -and she was about to pro
test at 'he poor service when her at
tention was arrested by a bit of con
versation passing between two of the
Scout Troop Resumes Meetings The
Home Gardeners Exhibit Farm Pro
duce Melrose Club Gives Dance.
Moosup Troop No. 1, Boy Scouts of
America, held a meeting Saturday
afternoon, the first since meetings
were suspended ror the summer
Woodchucks are numerous this sea
sen. Joseph Bernier and Irving Tyler
snot six in a iew nours one arternoon
Mrs. Olive Bessonnette left Saturday-morning
for Arctic to spend the
week-end with relatives.
Charles Spaulding has harvested
many nice watermelons and musk-
melons this, season. A. pumpkin 18
inches in diameter was also taken
from his garden. - ' - .
Mrs. Herbert Sweet and Mrs. Doue-
las Frazier of Arctic were visitors on
Thursday at. the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Barnier.
3irs. John Stone and daughter-Ber-
New Ha van Miss Alice Reynolds
has returned from Cape Cod. where
she spent the early part of Septem
ber. Miss Reynolds spent August at
the Swan Lake House, at Belfast, Me.
Middletown The new Wesleyan
fraternity. Alpha Sigma Delta, will
occupy vthe old Van Benschoten home
stead on High stree.t That is part
of the property acquired by the col
lege, last spring.
' Old Lyme Rev. and Mrs. George
Ringrose have gone to visit their son.
Rev. Samuel Rirvjrose, and family, in
Fitchburg, Mass. The Baptist church
will be closed for the next two weeks
during the pastor's absence.
TorHington Mactoin Cunningham,
assistant treasurer of the Torrington
Manufacturing Co., proposes to over
ride the exemption claim asked for
him by the company and intends to
go to Camp Ayer with the next con
tingent, y
New Haven It Is announced that
the Toung Women's Christian asso
ciation vacation camp at' Short Beach
will be kept open one week longer
than had been planned, that the
date of closing has been deferred until
September 25th.
uromwen unaries K. Corey, pro
prietor or the .Keno-Dell farm. Crom
well, won the following prizes on his
Columbian Wyandottes at the Berlin
fair: second cock, first, second and
third cockerel, first, second and third
hen, first and second pullet and first
"Yes," one was saying, "he's joined
the colors."
"What, you- brother hr.s enlisted!"
was the surprised exclamation.
"Sure he has."
"But f.e could have got out of It all
right. Your mother's a widow, and she
hasn't any other son to support her.
"She got a daughter. What do you
think I am a quitter? Don't you
think I can uupport mother all right
while Tim goes out and fights for us?
Mother and I'd be ashamed to keep
him home. He's just the kind of boy
that's needed over there at the front.
He's big and strong and brave, and
he's never been stumped yet by any
job he's undertaken.! can't heip be
ing awfully proud .of Tim. Honestly I
"Well, of course it's all right to be
proud of him. for going, but I guess
you'll find it pretty hard to get along
when he's gone,. "It won't be easy for
two to live on your wages."
"I don't expect it to be easy. Oi
course we'll have to take a smaller
flat and give up a lot of things. But
Tim won't be having such tin awfully
:uxurious life either, and mother and
I'll be thinking every time we can't
have just what we want that we're
doing our share too, as well as Tim
You know we three have always stuck
tight' Hogether, and maybe the fact
that we're having some hardships
here at home will make us feel nearer
him. Mother's dad was in the civil
war, anfi slie says she's si-re that if
he knows what's going on, he's mighty
pleased about Tim. She says Tim re
sembles him wonderfully. I guess I
took more like my father' folks, but
mother tays she knows Tim will look
just like the daguerretotype of young
grandpa In his corporal's uniform
when he gets .on his khaki."
"They didn't wear khaki in that
"I know they didn't, but ' their
clothes were military all right, any
way. I've been wishing I could give
Tim a real nice- present before he goes,
something that he could use all the
time, but he says that would be silly,
that I must save evary cent now for
mother. X'o more high white kid
shoes for me, dearie. Just plain lit
tle working clothes for yours truly
now until we win the war. Then
maybe Tim will be bringing home a
costume in the latest Paris fashions
for me, what?"
"You'd joke about anything, you
would, but you almost make me wish
that I had a brother to go. I tell you
what I'd like to do. I'd like to rent
Tim's room from your mother while
he s gone It would seem real good to
be in a home with a friend, and then
maybe jou could keep the same nice
little fia- and when Tim comes march
ing home I'll slip out, and he'll find
voir in the same place he left."
"That's grand of you! Mother'll be
awfully good to you. Here's your
I'm sorry you had to
change madam,
"I didn't mirtd at all. thank you,"
answered Miss Billingslea, with one
of her rare smiles.
Then e he went down the aisle to
the counjpr where soldiers' comfort
bags were sold, and she was rather
short with the clerk who showed her
an inexpensive one.
"I wish one that is fitted with the
very best of everything," she said.
When the purchase was finally com
pleted, she wrote on the wrapping
paper, "For Tim, God blesa him, his
mother and his sister, and the new
roomer, too."
She went back to the glove counter
and shyly thrust the pacioge into the
hand of Tim's sister. Then, without a
word, she hurried from the store, and
as she looked down the street :it tha
flying flags her eyes filled suddenly
with happy tears. Chicago Xevve.
A Doomed Policy.
Germany's new foreign secretary
tolj the reichstag main committee that
a policy based on might alone is
doomed. It is especially if the might
is rapicly breaking doivu. Kansas
City Journal.
Nowheres to Borrow.
Where does Germany exprct to bor
row money for reconstruction after
the war? What civilized country will
desire to see Germany reconstructed,
unless tiiere is an abandonment of im
perialism? Louisville Courier-Journal.
Miss Billingslea waited for the
change impatiently. She had found
her morning's shopping trying. Three
salesmen who for years had waited on
her and who understood her tastes
and temperament were absent. When
she inquired rather sharply for them,
she was told that they had gone to
training camps. Their places had been
filled by young women, and it was
Miss Billingslea's experionce that
saleswomen were never so attentive to
her wanis as man clerks. She always
preferred masculine service. It was
annoyin.; to have to. wait so long when
she had so much to do in getting
ready for her mountain trip.
'I'm sorry, madam," said the pretty
young girl who had eold her half a
dozen pairs of outing gloves. "There's
probably some delay at th cashier's
desk. I think your change will be
here in a moment."
Mies Billingslea frowned. She sup
posed that some inexperienced girl
was being 'broken in at the cashier's I
desk at the expense of the custom -
it -a f & i2 i ihstMum . . t. - .-., u' z,. . -
Pp&V1 SJl & ' v.JM'vVw ' v
A bit of London's enthusiastic recep
tion of America's aoldiera is shown In
the accompanying- picture made from
scene to reach America. This Is Pic
cadilly. London's famous thoroughfare,
lined with the crowds which expressed
their joy over the American re-enforce
ments with cheers and haadclapping
and the waving of small flags. It is
not too much to say that tha Ameri
cans owned London,' oax djur.

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