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Little Girl Dies, Boy in Hos
pital from ..Injuries
Diana, aged 5, and Jesee, her
brother, aged 8, children of Joseph
Brown of East Canaan, were so 'seri
ously, injured in an automobile acci
dent shortly after four o'clock Fri
day afternoon that both died at the
Litchfield County hospital. Both the
children were playing in the sand
side of the road when a team driven
by .C. H. Sage drove by and the
' youngsters attempted to "hitch" on
behind. Then leaving the wagon and
attempting to cross the road as a
Pierce-Arrow touring car approach
ed, was the way the accident occdr
ed. - ' "
The driver of the car seeing the
t children at the last moment, turned
"a so sharply to the right that the car
completely about faced and turned
three-fourths over, pinning the tots
beneath. The top of the car struck
the little girl, severing her leg at the
-hip, and the boy was badly crushed
about the head and chest. First aid
treatment was rendered by Dr.
Harvey of New Jersey, who is stop
ping at East Canaan, and a passing
car rushed the . children to the
County hospital at Winsted where
the little girl died early the next
The car which struck the children i
was owned by H. E. Page of East
Hartford, who with other officials
of the Electric Supply Company of
that place were on their way to
Albany to attend a convention of
salesmen. Occupants of the car
were considerably bruised and cut
from broken glass, but luckily es
caped serious injury. Two of them
were taken to the hospital for treat
ment. The accident occurred in what is
called the Number 5 district, about
a mile and a half east of the village,
in front of the Brown home. The
Brown f mily moved to this 'place
from Hartford less than two years
ago and engaged in farming, v r ; -.
It is not thought the full extent of
the injuries of Jesse Brown, 8, will
be known for a week or 10 days, it
was stated at the county hospital.
The body of Diana Brown, sister
, of 'Jesse-who died ..Saturday morn
ihg as the result of injuries received
in the accident was taken to Hart
ford for burial Sunday.
Coroner S. A. Herman, who visit
ed East Canaan Saturday and inter
viewed Charles H. Sage, only eye
witness of the accident, it is claimed,
has not yet decided on a date for the
inquest. The fatality occurred just
west of the spot where a North
Adams (Mass.) motoring party came
to grief a few years ago when their
car collided with a tree.
Clog Wheels at Power Company and
Drawn Away in Wagon
A stranger passing through Falls
Village at night would wonder if he
had been suddenly transported to
the sardine factories of Nova Scotia
or if a fishing fleet had just arrived
from the Newfoundland banks. The
reason for the strong odor of fish in
an inland town, is that thousands, if
not millions of suckers, with now and
then a pickerel or trout, have met
an untimely death in the Housatonic
river and floated down to the Conn.
Power company's raceway where
they were raked on shore.
When we say thousands we mean
just that. For probably at no one
time have so many suckers ever been
seen before. Three two-horse wag
on loads were taken away last week
and as many more left on the banks,
while from points south various in
quiries have come regarding the dead
fish. i
What caused the death of these
fish no one seems to know. The
County Game Warden was at a loss
to account for it and the theories
advanced by others throw no light
on the matter. If the river had been
dynamited certainly other fish would
also have been killed. The same
reasoning applies to the theory that
the heavy rains washed chemicals
from the East Canaan Chemical
company into the Blackberry river.
If either of these agencies would kill
a sucker they would also kill trout.
Falls Village School News
Schools will open on Tuesday,
Sept. 7. Clara B. Maynard and Ruth
Ayres will teach in the Hunt School,
May Morrison at Huntsville, and
Dora Heinz in the Under Mountain
Children under five years
of age will not be accepted for en-
rollment nor will any child under
seven years of age be allowed to en-
ter school later than the beginning
of the fall term.
Considerable furniture was dam -
aged Sunday night when a heavily
laden truck did not clear the East
Main street bridge. The bridge is the.
scene of many accidents of this kind,
List of Teachers in Various
Schools for Coming
The town schools will open next
Wednesday morning at . 8 o'clock,
standard time. Tuesday morning
the first meeting of the teachers will
be held in the high school room, at
which time Supervisor W. M. Teague
will outline the work of the year and
introduce the new teachers to the
other members of the teaching force.
Thecalendar for the year is as
follows; the fall term of fifteen
weeks, closes Friday December 17,
with Columbus day, Thanksgiving
day and the day following as holi
days. The winter term begins Mon
day, January 3, 1921, continuing for
twelve weeks, closing Friday, March
24, with Washington's birthday and
Good Friday as holidays. The spring
term starts Monday, April 4, lasting
eleven weeks, with Memorial day as
a holiday, closing June 17; a school
year of thirty-eight weeks.
The high school teachers are
Frank B. Richardson, Misses Sarah
J. Roraback, Lucy 0. Teague and
Marion B. Barrett. The grade tea
chers at the , Canaan . school are
Misses Ellen C. Lindell, Sara I.,Bun
ker, Harrietto Holway, Katherine J.
Flynn, Marian Hugins, Anna E.
Waters. At East Canaan the
teachers will be Misses Bernice
Hamblen, Laura , Brewer, Lillian
Thorpe. At No. 5 Marguerite Gay
lord ; at Canaan , Valley, Janet
Rogers; at Sodom, Philinda M.
Stevens. Miss Gladys V. DeHart will
act as music supervisor for all the
schools, continuing her work of the
past two years.
Of the new teachers who come on
the force this year, Miss Marion B.
Barrett comes from! Middletown,
Conn., she is a graduate of the Willi
mantic Normal school, and has
taught commercial subjects in the
Salisbury schools for tho past two
years. Miss Sara I. Bunker has
taught underMr. Teague in the
Lime. Rock school for two year, she
atteid$4 the Farmington, Me. Nor
mal school, her home being at Vinal
haven, Me. Miss Harriette Holway
is a graduate of Machi3, Me. Nor
mal school, has had eight years
teaching , experience, coming to Ca
naan from the--school of .New York
state. . "" ' '
The East Canaan school will hare
three new teachers, Miss Bernice
Hamblen coming from Stonington,
Me., has had several years teaching
experience and comes highly recom
mended. Miss Laura Brewer is a
native of Sheffield, a graduate last
year of the North Adams, Mass.,
Normal school. Misses Lillian
Thorpe and Marguerite Gaylord are
both graduates of the Canaan High
school, and .have both attended the
sessions of the Connecticut summer
All the otherv teachers have been
on the force for the past year and
need no introduction to the peopled
of Canaan.
At the meeting of the school
committee held Monday afternoon,
it was voted that the charge for
tuition of out of town pupils in the
high school be $50.00, and for the
grades $40.00. Already several
from the surrounding towns have
made application for entraifce here,
anl from the inquiries received
there promises to be more than
usual coming from nearby town
Pomona to Hold Preliminary Meet
ings to Annual Gathering
Preliminary to the annual sessioa
of the National grange in Boston,
Nov. 10-12, which hundreds of Con
necticut patrons will attend', the
Connecticut state grange will hold
special sessions to confer the sixth
degree to enable Connecticut mem
bers to receive the seventh degree.
The state grange sessions will be
at Norwich, Oct. 8 ; Hampton, Oct. 9 j
Wethersfield, Oct. 12; Torrington,
Oct. 20; Danbury, Oct, 21; North
Haven, Oct. 28.
On the days given the fifth degree
will be conferred by the respective
Pomona granges at the morning ses
sion. The sixth degree will be con
ferred in the afternoons. An
nouncements of the hours and other
d:v.;ils will be given later.
. .lany and Kit by G. O. P. Delegates'
The republican contention for the
31st district held here Saturday
elected state Senator D. B. TiV:-ny
of Winsted and George S. Kirhv of
j Sharon delegates-at-large to the
publican state convention. M. -J.
j Rudd of Lakeville was chairman and
j D. J. Warner of Salisbury, clerk of
the convention, which was atlended
i by about 20 delegates-elect tt. the
; state convention.
j The annual exhibit by the ;udents
of the Clarence H. White f. uool of
j Photography was held at t ;. Maples
on Saturday afternoon.
How Women May Become Voters
In answer to many questions, the
republican town committee issues
the following statement explaining
the eligibility of women under the
19th amendment which has become
effective, having been ratified by the
state of Tennessee.
Any woman over 21 years of age,
in the United States or whose hus
band or father is a citizen, or has
been naturalized, or any daughter)
who was under 2T years of age the
day her father became a citizen,
who has resided in the state" of Con-;
necticut one year and in the town of
North .Canaan six months, and who
is able to read two simple lines of
the constitution in English, is eligi-';
ble to be made a voter.
The first step is to file an applica
tion with the registrar of voters of
either party. A copy of this, filled
out for illustration is published in
this issue and shows the information
necessary. The name and address of
the applicant, place of birth and
length of residence in Connecticut
and North Canaan.
Much speculation is heard about
the age qualification. It is not neces
sary to declare age, but the law does
require a statement of the date the
To the Registrars of the Town of North Canaan, Conn.:
Canaan, Conn., Sept. 2, 1920 "
Claim of
-Born in .
Became twenty-one (21) years of age.
Has resided in the State of Connecticut
Has resided in the Town of North Canaan, Conn., since.
Has resided in the United States since
Less Than Half Bondholders
Here Have Exchanged
Interest is due on bonds
First. Second and Third
of the
Loans in September, November and
December. There are no coupons on
the temporary bonds of these issues
for this interest. Doubtless a great
many bond holders will discover this
fact at the time interest is due arid
much confusion and congestion may '
occur through impatience to secure j
permanent bonds with interest cou
pons at once. i
The Treasury Department reports
that less than 55 per cent of the tern-1
porary bonds of the Third Liberty
Loan have been presented for ex
change for permanent securities, and
that the proportion of permanent
bonds of the First and Second Liber
ty Loans, which have been delivered,"
is eyen less. j
The Treasury Department has is
sued posters and placards which will
be displayed in every Post Office
calling this matter to the attention
of bondholders.
Jfe are informed by the Treasury
Department that owing to unavoid-'
able delays in the preparation of
permanent bonds of the Fourth
Liberty Loan, they are unable to
provide a stock for exchanges on the
loan interest date (October 15,
1&20), at which time the last coupon
of the temporary bond will be pay
able, and the Treasury Department
states that it is improbable that they;
will be able to supply the necessary
stock before January 1, 1921.
The Canaan National Bank has
bonds of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Lib
erty Loans, which it will exchange
ibr the first bonds of these loans
Norh Canaan and Canaan Delegates
to Conventions
The republican caucus held Thurs
day elected the following delegates:
State, William J. Reel, Albert W.
Krouse; congressional, Allyn Fuller,
G. Willis Parsons; senatorial, Henry
E. Lyles, J. Clinton Roraback; pro
bate, George S. Fuller, John B.
The republican caucus held at
Falls Village Thursday elected J.
Sedgwick Tracy: and I. P. Hornbeck
delegates to represent the town of
Canaan at the state convention.
Other delegates elected are: Con
gressional, William R. Hubbell,
John T. Bartle; senatorial, Nelson J.
Hornbeck, Arthur Wagoner. '
The heavy wind and hail storms of
Tuesday afternoon did considerable
damge to crops, especilly com and
tobacco, throughout the state.
applicant became 21 years of age,
which is the same thing. These
blanks properly ' filled out are filed
with ,the registrars of voters who
will at the proper time notify the
applicant of a time and place when
voters will be "made." At this time
it is necessary for the applicant to
appear in person to affirm the 'state
ments on the application and to qua
lify on the 'reading clause. No fur
ther formality is required.
There has also been some specu
lation as tq whether or not women
who have been school voters should
be made again. This question is
answered by the following extract
from a letter received by Mrs. Frank
"It has just been ruled by Frank
Healey, thp Attorney-General of
Connecticut, . that those women who
have .beenl school voters must be
made 'againthe only safe . thing is
to comply with this ruling as, of
course; .the "Attorney-General is the
last word in such, matters."
To insure your name being placed
on the list to be made fill out the
attached coupon and mail to either
J. Clinton Roraback or N. W. Moore,!
since .
. . . An Elector.
Nature, of Work, Wages Paid
and Other Matters
., Announced
7 A- public meeting was held at the
town hall last Thursday evening for
information- and general discussion
of what the coming to this town of
a branch of the Union Hardware
company of Torrington means.
Joseph L. Parsons, president of the
Canaan Business Men's Association,
presided and; called the meeting to
torder. He stated the call for the
meeting and called on Allyn Fuller
to explain in detail what he knew of
the plans of the new concern.
Mr. Fuller's information generally
consisted of what was printed in last
week's News. Further than that he
stated that all girls or women em
ployed in the new factory would
work by the day until they were
accustomed to the work when they
would so on niece work. Girls do
ing similar work in Torrington
earned on an average of $18 per
week. Men in the Torrington fac
tory doing this work averaged $25
per week.
Regarding the future of the fac
tory here, Mr. Fuller stated that the
company was now turning down
orders because of their inability to
fill them and that they had sufficient
rders on hand to last until next
April. Nothing more than the moral
support of the town is wanted as
the company has sufficient funds for
(Continued on page 4)
Firemen's Entertainment
The Lyceum Course Entertain
ments, under the auspices of the Ca
naan Fire Company, will be held
upon the following dates:
The Tennessee Duo, Monday,
September 27, 1920.
The Welles Trio, Tuesday, Octo
ber, 19, 1920.
Beilharz Entertainer, Tuesday,
November 23, 1920.
The Bell Ringing Male Quartette
on Monday, Dec.th.
Carveth Wells, Thursday, January
13, 1921. '
Season tickets for the entire
course will be sold for $3.00. The
price of single tickets will be 75c.
The purchaser of a season ticket, or
of the 75c single tickets is entitled
to a reserved seat. The proceeds
from this Course will go for the
benefit of the Canaan Fire Company.
F&grijCQ CSWsCfi Notes
Standard Time.
Preparatory Service for the Cele
bration of Lord's Supper at 7 o'clock.
Regular Morning Service of Wor
ship at 9:30 with celebration of the
Lord's Supper.
Sunday School following the
Morning Service.
Play Errorless Ball and Get
Two Runs in First
East Canaan won the second
game of the Canaan-East Canaan
series last Saturday on the local dia
mond by the score of 3-2.
Pond and Sawin again opposed
each other in the box but neither
was as effective as in the first game
of the series. Each allowed nine
hits. Pond fanned six and walked
one man and Sawin whiffed five and
was a miser when it came to bases
on balls.
East Canaan got off to a flying
start in the first inning. J. Casey
fanned. Mahoney drew the only
pass that Pond issued. Uhrig rap
ped a grounder to Pond, who tried
for a double play but his throw to
Eithier was wide and rolled into
center field, Mahoney going to third.
Uhrig 'and Mahoney attempted a
double steal. McLeod's throw to
second was low and Eithier caught it
at his shoe tops.' His throw to the
plate went through -McLeod and
Mahoney scored the first run of the
game. Calnan fanned. Foley came
through with the hit in the pinch; a
single to right and Uhrig scored.'
Pond threw McMahan out at first.
In Canaan's half of the first; Clark
led off with a single to left center,
but died stretching the hit, R. Min
acci to McMahan. Dwyer foul flied
to Uhrig. Fox threw Eithier out at
East Canaan went out one, two,
three in the second. Fox fanned.
Pond threw out R. Minacci and
Pond opened the second with a
fly to J. Casey. Miller was thrown
out at first by Sawin. Scott hit a
high fly to right which was Casey's
ball but Foley horned in and just
got his gloved hand on the ball but
couldn't hold it, Scott getting a hit
McLeod rammed a single to right
and Scott beat J. Casey's throw to
third. McLeod taking second. Fra
leigh made a bid for a hit but his
fly was dragged down by J. Casey in
deep right center.
Miller made a great jumping
catch of J. Casey's liner in deep
center field to open the third.' Ma
honey dropped a pop fly between
Eithier and Scott for a hit Uhrig
Continued on page 8)
Along Central New England Railroad
Farm Are Being Leased
That the Central New England
railway runs through an oil produc
ing country will be startling news to
people in 'Hartford, which is the
eastern terminus of the road, but
take a trip over the road to the west,
to Pine Plains, N. Y., and one will
find the neighborhood in great ex
citement over the discovery of oil in
the vicinity of Shekomeko, a little
village in the mountains between
Millerton and Pine Plains.
The oil found is of light color, en
tirely different from the crude oil
usually found, and fehree farms have
been leased by promoters for long
periods. One promoter already has
sunk seven shafts in efforts to locate
the source of the oil. Farmers in
that section of Dutchess county, New
York, are not accepting offers for
their farms nowadays without first
having an oil expert look the ground
over for possibilities. That section
of New York state has at times fur
nished evidences of wealth in the
earth. Lead mines wsre at one time
opened at Ancram, silver was mined
for a short time down in Dover and
iron ore and limestone have always
been obtainable.
Mule Drirer Fined $14.42 in Salisbury
George Plant was arrested by
Special Officer Ernest Preston of the
Connecticut Humane society on a
charge of cruelty to animals and
taken before Justice Walter Angus
in Salisbury, who after conviction
imposed a fine with costs amounting
to $14.42, which the defendant paid
In the testimony given in court it
appeared that Plant was driving a
team of mules hauling logs in the
woods near Lakeville. He became
vexed because his mules did not do
just as he wanted them to and beat
them severely with a club. Work
men nearby reported the abuse to
the owner, William Lamson, who im
mediately discharged Plant and re
ported the matter to the humane
society. '
Duck Shooting October first
A mistaken idea is entertained by
certain hunters in various parts of
the state that the season for duck
shooting opens September first. The
law reads r "The close season for
wild ducks, geese and brant shall be
from January sixteenth to Septem
ber thirtieth, inc1 ivc." Therefcre.
duck shooting ; -n'.'iect;cut is ?i: .
permitted unt' . ber first, ar.il
wardens are instructed to be on the
lookout for viciKtors of this law.
Fifty Horses Entered in An
nual Event List of
The annual Norfolk horse show
was held on the grounds of the Nor
folk Agricultural Association Satur
day afternoon. About 1,000 per
sons attended from all parts of the
state. Governor Marcus II. Hot
comb, who was the guest of Com
missioner of Motor Vehicles Robbing.
B. Stoeckel and Mrs. Stoeckel, wast
among the guests of honor. Ibe
executive committee of thj country
club gave him a luncheon at noon,
Music was furnh'ifd by the New De
parture Band of Bristol.
Major Samuel Russell, jr., of
Middletown, was judge of a3
classes. Walter Meigs was 'ring
steward with William O'Connor, Jr.
and Julian Street, jr., as assistant.
The executive committee was Com
posed of the following: Mrs. Stanley
Lee, chairman; Mrs. R. Graham B ire-
low, Mrs. John Reynolds, George L.
Dyer, William It. Moseley, Mine
Charlotte Landon, Mrs. Walter
'Meigs, Philip Curtiss, Stanley Le
William O'Connor, Frederick CL
There were fifty entries made by
the following' exhibitors j F. B.
Aninger of Hartford, who showed
several horses owned by Hartford
residents and kept at the Troop BL
armory; Mrs. Charles L. Baldwin ox
New York; B. S. Beechet of Win
chester; William C. Beeman of New
Preston; the Childs-Walcott farm,
George B. Case, JIK. Decker of
Salisbury; William C. Hungerford,
Mrs. B. B. Hotchkiss of Lakeville;
C ,P. Johnson of Hartford; Wm
(Continued', on page 8)
Defeats' Pine Grove Trio on Lylee
. Tennis Court
The Canaan Tennis Club defeated
a team from Pine Grove last Mon
day in a hard-fought match that last
ed until it was almost impossible t
see the ball. The final score was 4
points to 1. The' Canaan boys worn
two single matches and the double
contest while the Pine Grove boys
carried off one single match.
All the matches were close .-an!
stubbornly contested. The i feature
encounter of the day was thatVbe
tween James Lyles and Rolls' Abbott
working a vicious service and a fast
forehand drive, Abbott took; the first
set after a long struggle,: and then
jumped into the lead in the second
set At this point, Lyles, .who had
been inclined to be erratic," steadies
down and pulled out the set With
Che score tied, both boys were work
ing' their hardest for thr third and
deciding set, which was full of sharp
rallies and brilliant plays on both
sides. Lyles finally broke ' through
his opponent's service,, and carried
off the odd set and the match.
The contest between F. Barnes
and O. Nickerson was also hard
fought After dropping the first set,
Barnes came back pluckily to win the
second, and then forged rapidly
ahead in the deciding set He was
within a few points of victory, but
the Pine Grove star came up vithr a
rush and won out, scoring the only
point earned by the visitors.
The summaries of the matches
II. L. Berkowitz, Canaan, beat IL
Bechtel, Pine Grove, 6-1, 6-3. J.
Lyles, Canaan, beat R. Abbott, Pine
Grove, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. O. Nickerson,
Pine Grove, beat F. Barnes, Canaan
6-3, 4-6, 7-5. II. L. Berkowitz and
J. Lyles, Canaan, beat II. Bechtel
and R. Abbott, Pine Grove, 2-6, 6-4,
Open Letter to Various Towns from
General Manager Bardo
General aMnager C. L. Bardo of
the New York, New Haven & Hart
ford Railroad Company has writtea
an official communication to the
boards of selectmen of the various
towns of Connecticut and Rhode
Island, as follows:
"It is my understanding that the
so-called 'Daylight Saving Plan' in
your town expires October 24. As
you know, it is necessary for us to
change our timetable to meet the
requirements of the majority work
ing under the Daylight Saving Plan,
and as all but a few cities in Con
necticut having Daylight Saving
time, as well as the State of Massa
chusetts and New York City, have
made the expiring date of October"'
31, our timetable is accordingly
being revised to take ctfect on thnt
"Feeline that nossiblv this chance
' of time, if made on that date, will.
1 for the intervening period between
October 24 and October 31, serious
ly inconvenience the people of your
nvn, thr rr.s.Vt r 1: '.' .r.-jht to ycur
;:-;t;::t.'cr- : ?'ent ferl it
i-.:vi:u'c;t. to scst or &nar.gc for
the extension of the operation of thr
plan to October 31. M

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