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Selectmen Will Make Voters
. at Town Hall on
At a republican caucus held at the
' town hall on Monday afternoon the
following were nominated for town
) offices:
Assessor, Louis E. Hester.
Board of Relief, George K. Good-win-Selectmen,
W. J. Reel, B. J.
' Stratton.
Agent of Town' Deposit Fund
R R. Collin.
. Auditor, John B. Reed.
Grand Jurors, George S. Fuller,
' Howard Lathrop, George VanDeu-
' Collector of Taxes, David Roger.
Constables, George H. Triesch
mann, Allyn Fuller, James .Casey,
Howard Lawrence.
J Registrar of Voters, J. C. Rora
lack. Town School Committee, G. Willis
Parsons, for three years.
Library Directors, Mary E. Adam,
for three years.
At a democratic caucus held the
same afternoon, the f ololwing were
nominated: V
Assessor, C. G. Smith.
Board of Relief, E. B. Stone.
Selectmen, W. J. Reel, J. W.
JXorris. .
Agent of Town Deposit Fund, F.
S. Collin
Auditor, G. P. Hardenbergh.
Grand Jurors, R. D. Miller, Dewey
Canfield, S. G. Camp.
Collector of Taxed. David Roger.
Constables, G. H. Trieschmann,
AHyn Fuller, Howard Lawrence,
CL G. Thompson. '
Registrar of Voters, N. W. Moore.
Town School Committee. May A.
Library Directors, Mary E. Adams.
The selectmen will be at . the town
kali on Saturday, - September 18,
from 9 a. m., until 5 p. in., standard
time for the purpose of making new
voters. This of course will include
f&e ladies who wish to exercise the
- right given them und-ir 19th amend
ment to vote at the coming elections.
Concert -at Flagg-Post Residence
Netted a Substantial Sum ' "
. The concert at , the Flagg-Post
residence Saturday afternoon was
most successful and netted a sub
., stantial sum for the Greenwich
House Music school and the Norfolk
Nursing Emergency fund, for which
it was given. Miss Watson, whose
generosity made the concert possible,
and her two associates, Miss Mukle
' and Miss Clarke, were enthusiasti
cally received and earned warm en
coniums. Miss Mukle was obliged to add
Bach's air for the G string as an en-
. tore after her solos and Percy
Gainger's trio "Colonial Song" was
demanded a second . time by the de
lighted audience. During an inter
val in the music, Prof. Daniel Greg-
oxy Mason, head of the department
of music at Columbia, mad & few
remarks dwelling particularly on the
humanizing work which the Green
j wich House Music school is doing for
children, mostly of very poor Irish
and Italian families of the lowe west
aide of New York where the school
js situated, and advocating suck work
as one of the best means available of
combating unrest and unhappiness
among the foreign populations in in
dustrial centers.
The: out-of-town delegation in-
' eluded Mrs. Talcott from Sharon, Dr.
&nf Mrs. McFarland from New York
city, Mrs. Wheeler from Colebrook,
Miss Johnson from Hartford and
others from Litchfield, Winsted and
Great Barrington, Mass.
To Be Given Under Auspices of
Canaan Fire Co.
Seats for Lyceum Course to be
given under the auspices of the Ca
naan Fire;' Company will go on sale
at Dempsey's Drug Store, Monday,
September 20, 1920 at 10 o'clock,
new time. The price of tickets for
the' entire course of five entertain
ments is three dollars which ticket
entitles thej owner to a reserved seat
for the Course. Single Entertain
ment tickets will be sold for seventy
,five cents each and will admit owner
to "a reserved seat. Children under
sixteen can secure a course ticket
for two dollars, and single admission
reserved seats will be sold to children
under sixteen years for fifty cents.
The Course tickets are non trans
ferable. The first entertainment of the
Course will (be held on Monday,
Sept. 27, at 7 :15 standard time and
will present the "Tennessee Duo."
"In Sunny Songs and Stories of the
Sunny South."
, V Daily Thought.
Heaven ne'er helps the . men wh
jrtll not act. Sophocles
East Canaan won the third and
deciding game of the Canaan-East
Canaan series, last Saturday, by the
score of 4-2.
Hughes was on the mound for the
visitors and pitched a good game
holding the locals to eight hits and
fanning five men. "Selleck pitched
for Canaan and allowed eight hits
and fanned ten , men . and , walked
two batters.
East Canaan scored all of their
runs in the seventh inning. Calnan,
first up, drew a base on balls and
Furrier sacrificed Selleck to Clark.
McMahon tapped a grounder to
Selleck and Selleck tried to catch
Calnan between second and third
but Selleck's low throw went threw
Dwyer's and Calnan went to third
and McMahon to second. Foley
batted for Sawin and grounded to
Selleck. Calnan was trapped be
tween third and home but in the run
up Eithier dropped the ball and
Calnan eot back to third safely. J.
Casey flied out to Miller and Calnan
scored after the catch. Fox walked
filling the bases again. Clark fum
bled Gorman's easy grounder and
McMahon scored. . Unrig singled to
left and Foley and Fox scored.
Hughes fanned.
Canaan scored their first run in
the fourth inning. Eithier smashed
a hit through Furrier. ' Clark sacri
ficed Uhrig to Gorman. Dwyer
grounded to Fox and .when Gorman
dropped the throw Eithier scored.
Miller flied out to J. Casey.
In the seventh Dwyer singled to
left and Miller singled to center.
When Foley let the ball go through
him Dwyer and Miller each advanced
a base. Scott fanned. McLeod
smashed a grounder off Hughes shoe
and was thrown out at first by Fur
rier but . Dwyer scored. Minacci
singled and stole second. Selleck
grounded to Hughes and was out at
The score: h
, ab r h po a e,
J. Casey, r. f. 4 0 1 2 0 0
Fox, s. s. 3 1 11 0 0
Uhrig, c. ' 5 0 2 6. 2 0
Hughes, p. 5 0 2 1 3 0
Calnan, 3rd b. 4 1 0 1 1 0
Furrier, 2nd b. 3 0 1 2 4 1
McMahon, 1. f. 4 1 ,0 2 0 0
Sawin, c. f. 2 0 8 10 0
Foley, c. f. 2 110 0 1
37 4 8 27 10 S
ab r h po a e
McHugh, 2nd b. 4 0 . 0 2 2 0
Eithier, 3rd b. 4 1 2 2 3 2
Clark, 1st b. 3 0 1 8 0 2
Dwyer, s. s. 4 12 12 1
Miller, c. f. 4 0 1 4 0 1
Scott, r. f . 3 0 0 0 0 9
Fraleigh, 1. f. 1 0 0 0 0 0
McLeod, c, 4 0 0 10 1 0
F. Minacci, If, rf 4 0 2 0 0 0
Selleck, p. 3 0 0 0 2 1
Totals 34 2 8 27 10 7
Stolen bases Dwyer, F. Minacci,
Sacrifice hits J. Casey, Fox, Fur
rier, Clark. Earned runs Canaan
1. First base on errors Canaan 2;
East Canaan 5. Left on bases Ca
naan 6, East Canaan 11. Double
play Hughes to " Gorman. First
base on balls off Selleck 2. Struck
out by pitcher by Selleck 10; by
Hughes 6.. Passed ball Uhrig. Time
of game 1 hr. 25 min. Umpire-
Masonic Grand Master, Dies
j Wallace S. Moyle, grand master
j last year of the Grand Lodge of
I Connecticut A. F. & A. M., and a
' r r l t .. " ? i -aw
jra aegree mason, aiea in a new
Haven hospital Friday. He wa3 born
in Plymouth, England, 53 years ago.
He paid his way through Yale Uni
versity by working as a stone mfson,
graduating from the collega in 1S91
and from the law school two years
later. He found time to "make" the
Yale football team. After leav lg
college he was football coach at La
fayette, Dartmouth, and Brown.
He served several years as president
of' the Masonic Home in Wallingf ord.
Sunday School Workers tq Meet
At Pilgrim church next Monday
evening at 7 o'clock, standard time,
there will be a meeting of the officers
and teachers and all others interest
ed in Sunday schools. Secretary
W. I. Woodin and Dr. C. H. Frank
of the State Association will speak,
the former on the work being done,
and the extension of the work. Dr.
Frank will tell of the educational
side of the work and explain the
teacher training courses that are now
being . organized in various centers.
It is hoped that at least a communitv
class may be organized in Canaan.
! An invitation is extended to the
? members of the churches and the
schools to be present.
Defeat Canaan Team
Fastest Game of
Miss Marie Tiffany, Famous
Soprano Will Sing
Music lovers of Canaan will re
joice in the announcement that Marie
Tiffany, the famous soprano, will
give a concert here in the near fu
ture. Miss Tiffany is a member of the
Metropolitan Opera Company, one
of the all too few American opera
singers. She joined the Metropoli
tan Company very suddenly, too. It
seems that in 1916 Miss Tiffany
came to New York from her home in
Los Angeles. She only came to visit
but while there she concluded to try
her hand, or rather her voice, in
opera. So she gave an informal
audition for Mr. Gatti-Casazza, the
manager, and he was so delighted
that he engaged her on the spot! She
has been with the Metropolitan since
that time.
Before the World War Miss Tiff
any sang in the American Church in
Paris. She also made appearances
in concerts at Chaigneau and at the.
Sulle du Foyer. Tehn she sng in
opera with the Compagnie Interna
tionale Lyrigne.
Although Miss Tiffany belongs to
that "highbrow" set of singers who
are real opera stars, she includes in
her programs all kinds of songs,
from the most classic to the ultramodern.-
She has a very wide reper
toire indeed. And not the least cf
her interesting accomplishments is
the Scandinavian Songs in which she
specializes. She sings these in the
orginal Norwegan, and she is parti
cularly partial to the works of Ed
ward Greg.
Miss Tiffany's concert vail be an
unexpected pleasure to her many
devoted admirers in tovn. Admis
sion will be by invitation, and it is
predicted that muse fans will be out
in full force.
$7,000 in Purses for 14 Light Har
ness Horse Classes
Secretary G. M. Rundle, of the
Danbury Fair, has completed the
program for the speed classes, .and
the v sum of $7,000 is hung up for
light harness horses to race for. This
is Sl;000"more than has been offered
and increases each purse to $500.
The fourteen classes are divided,
evenly, seven for trotters and seven
for pacers. The condition in part
are as follows:
The rules of the National Trotting
association will govern the races.
The purses are to be divided 50, 25,
15 and 10 per cent to first four
horses. ' v
Entries close Tuesday, September
21, ami records made that day are
no bar.
The prpgram is as follows:
Monday, Oct. 4.
z4 Trot $500
2:20 Pace $500
Tuesday, Oct. 5.
2;1 Trot $500
2:12 Pace $500
2:20 Trot . . .. $500
Wednesday, Oct. 6".
2:12 Trot $500
S:15 Pace $500
2c30 Trot , $500
Thursday, Oct. 7
2:22 Pace $500
! Pace $500
2:18 Trot $500
Friday, Oct. 8.
2:17 Pace .$500
2:14 Tort $500
2:25 Pace $500
Saturday, Oct. 9.
Automobile races.
Norfolk Wants High School
With the difficulties which have
arisen the past week over the trans
portation of the high school pupil3
from Norfolk to Gilbert School in
Winsted sentiment is growing for
the establishment and maintaining
of a high school. When the Center
School building was erected a few
years ago it was with the idea that
sooner or later it would be equipped
and arranged for a high school. The
sending of some fifty high school
pupils to Winsted the past several
years has been a large expense to the
town axTd the going back and forth
has not erally been for the best good
of the children, although Gilbert
School furnishes advantages . that
possibly could not be equalled at
Falls Village Play
"The Belles of Blackville" will be
given by the Falls Village Minstrels
Friday evening, September 24th at
Cdtfzten Hall, 7:30 p. m., standard
time. This play is for the benefit of
the furnace fund of the Methodist
Wenderful What Eugenics Can Do.
"Vanted three of more furnished
rooms for light housekeeping Have
two lndestrtictible children." Boston
Purchase of Stamps to be
j Made Feature of
School Work
, greatly extending the teaching of
, thrift in the public, parochial and
j private schools all over New Eng
I land, the Savings Division of the
First Federal Reserve District also
: has undertaken to advise teachers in
'. regard to their personal finances.
! Miss S. Agnes Donham, associate
director'of the Division, and Schuy
ler F. Herron, educational director,
have prepared and will send free to
teachers suggestions for budgets,
varying? according to the amount of
t A foot-note, under the budget for
.teachers receiving $600 a year, says
r that this is not a "living salary,"
that the teacher must either live at
home or have some other income,
I and therefore makes no allowance at
; all for "shelter.' The $800 budget
is "barely a 'living salary' ", allow
ing but $108 a year for shelter.
, With shelter left out the $600 bud
get shows that a teacher may be
"able to save $12 a year amd double
' that on the $800 budget The saving
litem for the. $1,000 budget is $36 a
year, for a $1,200, $60; for $1,400,
,$96; for $1,600, $132; for $1,800,
, $168, and for the $2,000 budget,
$204. AH except the lowest budget
have, items covering War Savings
Stamps o be set aside each year for
, an emergency fund for the teacher's
benefit, arranging from one for the
, $800 to twelve for the $2,000 .tea
, cher.
. The Division proposes to extend
the thrift work in the schools, along
new. lines this year. . and as more
,than $1,000,000 was put' into Thrift
Stamps and War Savings Stamps by
the pupils of New England . during
the past school year, ana as mucn
more into savings banks, the broad
ening of the movement gives great
promise. . During the latter part of
1918-19 the thrift work in the
! schools dropped considerably, but
during the past school year, the idea
has been accepted quite generally
that thrift is as important in peace
jasvin war. ; Previously, children
1 bought .War Savings Stamps to help
win the war, but. now throughout
New England there is an ; entirely
diff exeat sentiraentin-JECgaxil to.
thrift, and if ls recognized as a per
manent feature of school work.
- In connection with its budget
work, the Division also is prepared
to make suggestions for sound in
vestments for teachers. The whole
idea now being followed out is two
fold; to help the teachers handle
their own finances and to incorpor
ate thrift instruction in the schools.
A revised outline for teaching thrift
has been prepared this summer and
now is ready for distribution. Rev.
Augustus F. Hickey of the Cathedral
School, in cahrge of the parochial
schools in the Boston Archdiocese
has approved the outline as the
basis for the instruction in thrift
this year. All of he state depart
ments in New England have approv
ed of this outline, and it has been
generally adopted by the local auth
orities for use in the public schools
of New England. Private schools
also have taken up the Division's
plan. Emphasis is being laid on
the "Happy Jack Thrift Clubs" and
the school savings societies, the for-
I mer being used m the primary
I grades.
Nomination to Cainc
By a vote of 66 to 58. Martin L.
Caine of Naugatuck defeated Dr.
Arthur F. O'Leary of Waterbury
for the nomination for congressman
from the Fifth District at the demo
cratic convention at Winsted Tues
day. The fact that John McDon
ough, chairman of the congressional
committee, and also campaign mana
ger for Dr. O'Leary. decided to call
! the convention before the holding of
the state convention is thought to
have had the effect of costing O'
Leary the nomination. McDonough's
purpose in calling the convention
early was believed to have been to
present Caine from landing the
delegates following the withdrawal
of Ex-Senator Patrick B. O'Sullivan
of Derby from the contest.
M. E. Cbxuxh &4es
y Eastern Standard Time
The Epworth League Social As
sembly was held with Miss Naomi
Carter last Tuesday evening.
The Ladies Aid Society will meet
this (Thurs.) afternoon with Mrs.
Regular Morning Worship Sunday
at 9:30.
Sabbath School at 10:45 a. m.
Epworth League service at 5:30.
Topic, "Good Work, finding it, pre
paring for it, doing it." Leader,
Miss Elsa Borg.
Money Dec!dS3 It.
A tourLst without, moiie' h :i tramp;
tramp with money Is a touri; i -Loa-jlon
House Vote for Ratification
Is 216 Against
The Connecticut legislature Tues
day afternoon by concurrent action,
ratified the 19th amendment to the
federal constitution, making Connec
ticut the 37th state to ratify.
The vote in the house on the reso
lution of ratification was:
Yes 216; No 11.
The action of the legislature was
in direct opposition to the attitude of
the governor, who earlier in the day
called a special session for next
Tuesday to act upon suffrage ratifi
cation. Although the governor said
that the legislature may not pass
other legislation, the house adopted
a bill to make the resources of
Fitch's home at Noroton available
for veterans of the world war.
The following is the proclamation
of Governor Marcus H. Holcomb,
calling another special session of the
Legislature for next Tuesday, which
he read to. the joint convention of
the Senate and House of Represen
tatives :
"Whereas when I called special
session to enable means to be pro
vided for the making of women elec
tors, it appeared by the proclamation
of the Secretary of State of the Uni
ted States that 'thirty-six states
which included the State of Tennes
seehad ratified the Nineteenth
Amendment to the Constitution of
the United States and that it was in
force, and
"Whereas it. now appears that the
Legislature of the State of Tennes
see subsequently reconsidered its
act ratifying said amendment , and
then refused to ratify it, and
"Whereas if it shall be hereafter
decided that the Legislature of Ten
nessee did not ratify said amendment
and that the same is not in force, and
if in the meantime the Novembsr
elections shall have been held and
women shall have voted at said elec
tions, and it shall be decided that
women in those states where women
did not have full suffrage rights had
voted illegally, it would throw doubt
and uncertainty upon the election of
the President and Vice-President of
the United States and of the state
officials, United States senatorl and
congressmen in - several states, in
cludim? , Connecticut ' which would
be disastrous' to thebttsines-aB4 In
dustrial interests of the country,
would add to the present unrest, and
result in serious controversies and
complications, all of which should be
avoided if possible. The possibility
if not probabilty of such a condition
creates a very serious special emer
gency which it is the duty, of Con
necticut to meet in the same patrio
tic spirit it has met every crisis
Continued on page 8)
Former Resident Dies at Home of
Daughter in Millerton
Mrs. Emma A. Roberts passed
away at her home in Millerton, N. Y.
Thursday, Sept. 9, at the age of 72
years. She was the widow of Wal
lace A. Roberts, who was station
agent at East Canaan for eighteen
After, the death of her husband,
Mrs. Roberts came to Canaan, build
ing the house on Bragg Street, now
owned by John Devine. Here she
lived with her family of six children,
until they had grown up and went
away to make homes for themselves.
For a few years she made her
home at Stoneham, Mass., then came
back to Canaan to live with her sis
ters, Mrs. Chrles Fuller and Miss
Lillie Root, and going with them to
Millerton on their removal to that
place, ten years ago.
Private funeral service was con
ducted by Rev. F. H. Neal at her
home, and burial was in the family
plot in Hillside Cemetery, East
Mrs. Roberts is survived by her
two sisters and six children, Mrs.
Ina A. Horton of Pueblo, Cala.,
Irving H. of Torrington, Frank A.
of Worcester, Mass., William V. of
Stoneham, Mass., Samuel L. of Ho
boken, N. J., and Mrs. Edna Badg
ley of Canaan.
Mrs. Roberts was a daughter of
Harlow A. Root, and came of old
New England families; a devoted
mother, who gave of her best to
those whom she loved.
Badgley's Truck Demolished
C. E. Badgley was going to Miller
ton last week getting his usual sup
ply of meats from the plant of Mor
ris & Co., for his Saturday trade.
Having completed his purchases and
with his new Reo truck heavily laden,
he was about to start for Canaan,
when a shout caused him to hurried-
ly jump from the truck. Bearing !
down upon him was a freight which
struck the car anidship, making
goulash jof the machine and its con
tents. Badcrlev is without a truck at
present, but his patrons are receiving '
their meat as usual.
Dairymen's Market Threat
ened by New York
Dairymen again face a very seri
ous situation in the milk business.
The New York ' Milk Conference
Board has just served notice upon
the Dairymen's League that on and
after October 1st, no manufacturer
will buy any milk at any price until
such times as milk market conditions
improve. This means if carried out
to the letter, that a large number of
the members of the Dairymen's Lea
gue will be without their regular
market for their product and that
the market of every other, dairymen
will be seriously affected.
The reason which the dealers give
for this unprecedented action is that
there is no market either foreign
or domestic, for manufactured dairy
products and especially for con-.'
densed milk, evaporated milk and
milk powder. In American markets
the dealers report that there is little
or no buying of. dairy products, and
that everyone seems to be waiting
for lower prices. This situation has
continued for several months with
the result that dealers claim to have
a great surplus on hand and enough
to supply their trade without further
manufacturing for a number of
months. Because money has become
increasingly hard to obtain from
banks and interest rates are becom
ing higher and higher, dealers insist
that they must either get rid of some
of their surplus stock without accu
mulating more or get out of busintsg
entirely. They say that it is not a
question of price now, but that they
do not want the milk at any price.
The distributors of fluid milk in
New York market say that there has
been no shortage of milk this sum
mer, and because there have been
frequent rains throughout this terri
tory, keeping the pastures in excel
lent condition, production is not de
clining as it usually has at this period
in other years. Notwithstanding the
fact that there has been a larger
supply of milk produced this sum
mer than ever before, the fluid mar
ket, has been good because people art
evidently consuming more milk than
ever before. The increased consum
ption of fluid milk is probably due to
prohibition and also to the various
campaigns conducted by many diff
erent agencies encouraging a larger
use of milk. . , .
The situation as far as dairymen
are concerned could hardly be more
serious. Probably the, best, that can
be done for a time at least, is to
manufacture this unmarketed milk
into butter and cheese. Some of it
may be sold in fluid form but of
course the fluid market cannot any
where, near absorb all the rest.
The dealers have said that they
W,ould be glad to keep their plants
open, put in apparatus for manufac
turing butter and make the dairy
men's milk into butter and sell it as
trustees for the farmers. What the
League will decide to do cannot be
told at this time and will depend
upon the wishes of the membership.
This is another one of the many
serious situations which are contin
ually developing in the milk business
emphasizing the need of the dairy- .
men owning, and operating their own
plants and thereby providing them
selves with a regular market for
their product.
The Dairymen's League Directors
are to meet Friday and Saturday,
September 10th and 1th, to consider
plans for meeting the present situa
Charles E. Morse of Thomaston
Elected President
Charles E. Morse of Torrington
was elected president of the 2nd
Conn. Heavy Artillery association
at the 65th annual reunion held Sat
urday in Terryville. Other officers
are: vice president, Lyman W. Cat
lin of Bridgeport; secretary, Mrs.
Dwight C. Kilbourn of East Litch
field; treasurer and historian, George
Bates of Terryville'.
The business session was held in
the town hall and a dinner was serv
ed in the lecture room of the Con
gregational church by the Ladies'
Aid society of the church.
Among the speakers were W. IJ.
Hilton of Hartford, department
chaplain of the G. A. R., and Dr.
Henry Plumb of Pleasanton, Kans.,
a surgeon in the regiment, who has
been visiting friends in Thomaston
for the past few weeks. '
lYiirim CtmciH Note
Standard Time Given
Sunday: Regular morning service
at 9:30, with preaching by Rev.
Douglas P. Birnie, of Washington,
D. C.
Sunday School at 10:45.
Monday: Meeting, of the officers
and teachers of the Sunday School
at 7 o'clock at the church. Officers
of the Connecticut v Sunday School
Association will be present and ad
dress the meeting.
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