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) ' CONNECTICUT WESTERN NEWS, DECEMBER 28, 1922. 8 jliWS frBm, NEARBY WTO FALLS VILLAGE , . One of the biggest community celebrations of the year, was given by the Community Club, Monday evening, in the form of th? annual community Chrstmas tree. An en tertainment, a story "The Animal's Ch 'i n:ut tree" was read ' by Ms Rodgers, and was enjoyed by both children and grown-ups. Santa "Claus arrived by way of the fire place, with many .gift ; .for the rhi'dron. . ; A birthday party was given little Elinor McKeirnan S on Thursday, December 21, twenty of her little friends gathered at her home, and a nice time was enjoyed by them all. . . Wesley Andrews was home over Christmas. Several house parties were held in town, meetings of relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. G. I. Ayre3 spent Christmas at Merritt Heady'3 in Sheffield, Mass. 5 The large doll which was sold by chances; was won by Miss Mabel .RuSSCll. " i Christmas exercises were held in the M. E. church Sunday evening Dec. 24th. V -The Community Christmas tree was held in Citizen's Hall, Dec. 25. J. A. and N. L. Rogers were home for Christmas. V 1 ' s Philip Sullivan of New York, city was home for Christmas. '". James McCrory is on the sick list. Miss Olive Wilms has returned to her home at the Jarrett homestead, after spending several weeks in Kent. . . ' '- - V 'Ruth Sabin, who, has been . sick with tohsilitis,' is better and able to . be out again..;' . : ' ' Clayton, Benjamin and family of Canaan spent Sunday at Mrs. 1 K. Benjamin's'. '-: Swan Brewster, who is V employed by a Bridgeport electrical company, was home Christmas, v Harry Schreiber was home from Bridgeport over Christmas. ' - ' v V-N. Church and Preston Ward were riiome over k Christmas. , 1 Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Pectal and Mr. and Mrs. C.IW- Burkett spent Saturday, Dec. '23 in Great Barring ton, Mass. ..." ': Miss Anna E. Rogers 5s spending - the holidays at her home in this , village. .;. ; - ; ' .;' : ' CANAAN VALLEY Robert Taylor of the U. S. Navy, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam uel , Taylor, was seriously injured ,from "falling a distance of 35 ft. on board his boat. Particulars have not .been received. - Mr. Taylor is - now m the Marine Hospital at Sta - ten Island.', It is understood the boat was' cruising in South Ameri- ' ' J. A- Al A - S 11 can wawrs.ai ine time 01 tnc- acci dent.-, : , :. t Christmas guests in this place were v Miss Bessie Taylor N of New York, Mr. and Mrs. Porter Feathers and son of East Canaan with their parents,, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Tay lor, Laura and Leslie Black of East ' Canaan ar their grandfather's, E. J. , - Donalds, D. J. Emmons and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roger Jr. and .Tfieodore Sfilvernale at Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roger's, Louis Frink and sister Miss Blanche of Hartford with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. ; B, L. Frink, Miss Freda Anderson of Torrington with her paretaits, Mr, and Mrs. J. A. Anderson, Miss Mabel 'Swanson of Hartford with Mr. and . ' Mrs. F. G. Carlson. The Valley Sunday School held their Christmas exercises in Literary Hall Monday evening. An interest ing and lengthy program was well given, under the ' direction of Mrs. Louis Markham and J. C. Stevens. Rev. Robert Fletcher of East Ca naan made some fitting remarks, after which every child in the com munity was given' a ' present, an orange and bag of candy and a pop porn , ball. Everyone presetiit also received an orange and a popcorn ball. A vote of thanks was given to . all those that gave aid in any way to rhelp the. school and make it a j friendly and pleasant Occasion. Wanted to Know. Harold acompanle,d his uncle down to the business district one day recent ly and heard a number of the latter's acquaintances greet him with a Cheery familiarity. Harold was Impressed with this and when they were alone he said, "Uncle Ben, when nearly all the hair Lb worn off my head wil folks call 'me old top,' too?" Boston Evening Traa script. ' . , Time is sh art ' ; 'The Telephone is at your elbow Tel. 151; 12, Cedar Rett' Falls Villagi NORFOLK Mrs. Almon W. Pinney has receiv ed word that her sister. Mrs. Gene vieve C. Trescott who was on her way to Florida for the winter was badly bruised in the wreck of the nassenerer train near Mcintosh, Ga., last Wednesday. Among the party were Mrs. Minnie Dunning, anotner sister of Mrs. Pinney, Mrs. Ella H. Burns, Miss Emma Lawrence and Mrs. Ellen Church.', all of Canaan. Mrs. Burns was also injured but not seriously. t Mr. and Mrs. George Gmwold and sort George , of Greenwich were guests of ,Mr. and Mw. Henry H. Btidgman at Fox Hill over onnst- mas. . The Chirstmai -exercises, "Christ mas in Many Lands", by the Sunday school held in the Congregational church Sunday evening were unusu ally pleasing. . - Henry J. Higgins had the misfor tune to sprain his ankle last Weo Siesday afternoon. Miss Grace C. ' Brown of tne Walter Damarosch School of Music. New York, -is spending the holiday vacation , with her aunt, Mr3. Mabel B. Horton on Grant street. Mr. and Mrs. Levi3 Wells Scher- j. cThorn of Bistol have beu s . J ing a few days at the home of Charles H. Caul on Sunset Ridge. . The Bov Scouts ,at their meeting in the Center School last' week, or- crar,Wft Rov Scout Camvixa Club. with George Cowle as president and Edward iiggms as treasurer, xne regular meeting jot the scouts will be omitted until after. New Years. Miss May O'Donnell, is seriously ill at the home of her uncle, John J. O'Brien. Miss Constance McDonald, a stu dent at Laurelton Hall, Milford is spending the holidays with her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred McDonald 'Miss Lisa Todd, daughter of Prof, and Mrs. Henry A. Todd . of New York, and until recent years among Norfolk's summer colony, is among sixty workers who are arranging for a benefit entertainment at Jolsori Theater on January 9 for the Man- hattanville Nursery Association. Word from Mrs. James H. Thomp son, who1 was called to Rochester, N. Y. soon after Thanksgiving Day, states that her sons, Arthur J. ; and Robert I. Thompson and the mem bers of the family of Arthur Thomp son who were in a serious automobile accident are recovering from their injuries. ! , , Miss Mary Holleran of Laurelton TTnll. Milford. is snendine the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick U. iioiieran. The installation' of the officers of Laurel Chapter, O. E. S. scheduled for this week has been postponed until Tuesday evening, January 9. William H. 3rd and Seth H. Mose ley Jr., left Friday to spend the holi day season ,in New York and New Haven 'with relatives. ;. One of the oldest men who will serve in the coming Legislature i3 Charles H. Caul. 78,-democrat, as representative from Norfolk, and the youngest man in the whole House will be Robert J. Stack, 24 years old republican representative from Bris tol, and a Norfolk boy. The annual meeting' of' the East Canaan Conjereeational Church will be held January 1, 1923-with lunch eon at noon and regular church busi ness proceeding in the afternoon. SOUTH CANAAN 'At our regular Sunday afternoon service, - Rev. James McKeirnan preached a fine Christmas sermon from the text "Behold the Lamb of God." Mr. and Mrs. Edward Crossman with children motored from North ville on Monday morning to join the family Christmas party at Mrs. M. C. Dean's. E. Alfred Davies from Boston was home for the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Halaway made a business rip to Winsted on Saturday; Mrs. D. , P. Holcomb spent a few days at Waterbury last week. Arthur S. Dean has a new, Reo car. A Christmas, party numbering eleven dined at the West home on Saturday. . Miss M. Elizabeth Holcomb was an over night guest with Miss Ida Hurlburt at Cornwall Hollow on Sunday. Fred Hipkins, who i? seriously ill az his home here, is reported as not so well. . E. Alfred Davies and Mis3 L. M. West dined at the Loverin home on Monday. Miss Stella Passini and ; cousin Alfred are visiting friends in Win sted. James S. Hayward is doing car penter work for Mrs. M. C. Dean., Art. the Universal Balm. What Is the best thing "to do when you are miserable? Art is the great consoler for all. The best produc tions of art the finest pictures, dramas, books and music are the work of those who have suffered. You can soothe yotfr soul- in art, and best of all Is activity. Keep going, keep doing something. i : EAST CANAAN i The' Qhristmas exercises were omitted this year on accorn of the sorrow in the Superintendent's home At the close of the morning service Sunday, each child had a gift, also an orange and bag of candy. Miss Maud Shaw was fa gues; at Pv. Robert Fletcher's fr)m .Friday a. til Tuesday. - Miss Ailing was called Saturday to Canaan to carj for Mrs. Sunt viri ha broken ler hip Miss Ruth jaylord is Dii3 fir he holidays. Ihete wa a familv gatnering at R'.st WPe S".'r:rday evtr'ig. 'Four teen were present. The Gaylord family also Mrs. Whiting's son and wife, Harry Hull of New York. They had a tree and all enjoyed a happy time together. f Next Monday the annual 'church meeting will be held at the Confer ence room, lunch at noon as usual. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Rix of Lake ville were at' Joseph Rix's Christmas. C. H. Bnggs of Canaan was at the parsonage. Miss Clara Allyn who has been caring for Miss M. E. Briggs for ten days, is at A. A. Lawrence'? for a time. ' L; C. Roys, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Anderson of Windsor, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hanson of Torrington were at G. E. Beebe's over Sunday. Benjamin Dibble spent Christmas at his home in New Haven. Miss Bessie Gaylord has been on the sick list. , SALISBURY Miss Margaret Hall of New York city spent the holiday , with her mother, Mrs. Robert Hall at J. M. Selleck's. , ' -. Miss Margaret Coons is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coons. . Howard B. Smithers, who injured his arm severely several .weeks ago, and recently had double pneumonia, js able to be out again. I. Kent Fulton's winter home "One Acre" was attractively lighted with candles in every window of the house , on Christmas eve. , Miss Barbara Hall of St. Mar garet's School, Waterbury, is spend ing her vacation with her mother at J. M. Selleck's. N Arthur Dubois of New Haven spent Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs: Charles Dubois. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sheldon and daughter and Miss Clara Stone, all of Hartford were holiday guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Stone. Miss Elizabeth Squires of New Jersey is spending her vacation with her mother- in town.. Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Robets of Canaan spent Christmas with her sister, Mrs. E. C. Williams. Miss Helen Harding of the Frobel School, Bridgeport is spending tne holiday vacation with her. parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Harding. Misses Emma Reed and Marinn Eggleston of the Connecticut Agri cultural College are spending their vacation with their, families in town. Mr. and Mrs. Richmond Landon of .New York city spent the holiday with their parents, Lawyer and Mrs. Howard F. Landon. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander of 'New York city are stopping at the White Hart Inn. W. A. Miles and daughter Miss Helen Miles started for Florida this week, where they will spend the winter months. J Dr. and Mrs. John Fitch Latodon of New York, city spent Christmas with his parents in town. Ward and Elizabeth Whitbeck of Waterbury are visiting relatives in town. , The Congregational Sunday School held their tree in the church Saturday afternoon at 4:30. Santa Claus was present and' distributed presents for all the children. At 11:30 Sunday morning the Stfnday School held their Christmas . exer cises. St John's Sunday School held their exercises and tree at 4:00 on Sunday afternoon. Rev. Allen Eddy Treat spe"it Christmas with his parents in New Hampshire. Mrs. F. C. Hicks has closed her house and gone to her son, Parker in New Brunswick, N. J. for the winter. The annual singing of Christmas carols by the ' young people on Christmas eve was much apprecia ted and enjoyed ,by the village people. Miss Mary Cooper of Vassar Col lege' is spending the recess witn ?.e: mother, Mrs. S. L. Cooper. . Howard C. Selleck of Yale Law School is spending the holiday va cation with his mother, Mrs. G. A. Selleck. The Certainty of Good. And all as we've got to do Is to trusten, ' Master Marner to do the right thing as far as we know and to trusten. For if us,' as knows so little can see a bit o" good and rights, w may be sure as there's a good and a right , bigger nor what we know I feel It 1' my own Inside as it must be so. Dolly Winthrop In George Eliot's "Silas XSarner." CORNWALL Among the local young people home from school over the holidays is Anna Wilford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Wilford. Miss Wil ford is taking a secretarial course at Bay Path Institute, School of Busi ness Training in Springfield, Massa chusetts. Because of the nature of the work undertaken at Bay Path Institute and because most of the students are taking courses with the idea of fitting themselves as quickly as possible for business careers, the Christmas holidays are only of one week's duration and all the time lost from school is made up later in the year by Saturday sessions. All of the students are planning to re turn to school for the opening on January 2 not only on account of the school, work, but because of the big New Year's party to tfhich all the students are invited on the evening of Tuesday, January 2. The First Church Sunday School at. its Christmas service Saturday evening gave an offering of S180 for the Near East Relief which makes $466 from this church, more than the town's quota of $450. To this should be added generous gifti from the Second Church at West Cornwall and North Cornwall, frora the 'M. E. Sunday School at the Bridge, from public schools and indivitlui.'k, mak ing the town'? contributions well above $600 in all, the large Red Cross adding $100. There was a pleasant Christmas tree affair at the public school here on Thursday of last week. Miss McDonald then left f of 'her home in Maine, having ..taught the previous Saturday in place of Friday. At the First Church there was a candle-light service on Christmas eve that was an enjoyable and wor shipful novelty, mainly consisting of old English carols. The Water - Company dividends will be paid as usual on Jan. 15th. Water rates are due on the 1st, also the Men's Club dues. LAKEVILLE George Traver and family were over Sunday guests of" Mr. and Mrs. Ira Traver. ' Miss Lena Day was a guest of her parents over the holiday. Miss Louise Heaton is spending her midwinter vacation witb her parents. . , Mrs.H. M. Thrall and son Don ald spent the week-end and Christ mas with. Linas Warren and family in 'Endfield, Mass. 1 , Miss Gladys Osborn was confined to the house a few days last week with a hard cold. ' Wm. Lee of Southfield, ' Ma3. was a guest of Grant Finkle one day last week, he was on his way to Florida to spend the winter. Miss Lena Tufo of Sharon was a guest of her parents over Christmas Miss Catherine Phillips and Flor erCe Cleveland are home from then school duties in Springfield, Mass. for their mid-winter holiday. "John Shultis of Southfield, Mass. is spending .this week' with his daughter, Mrs Grant Finkle. Mr. and Mrs. "O. - F. Monohan left town last week for a trip in the south, they expect to be away about three months.: Mrs. W. A. Blissard spent ' from Sunday until Tuesday with her husband in Danbury. Mrs. C. H. Barnum, her assistant, assumed charge of her business during her absence. ; The ' fastest game of basketball this season, was Monday night when Torrington played Lakeville in Rob erts hall. Both teams claiming vic tory but was decided in favor of Torrington, score 25 to . 24. There came near being a serious accident on Thursday afternoon last when Mr. Taylor's son collided with an automobile east of the Railroad Bridge, while coasting down the hill he took the wrong side of the road and was caught by one of the wheels of a Ford car and was drag ged about fifty feet before the car came to a stop, but fortunately es caped with but a few bruises and part of his clothing torn off. Coast ing has since been considered too dangerous on the highways in the village and has been forbidden by the selectmen. Paul Bartram was a guest of his parents over the holiday 'The merchants of the town suv this year they have had the busiest (.'uistmas trade for years, and most people bought useful articles. Mr. and Mrs. Charies Perry of Vattrbury were Sunday and Mon day guests at the Fanuim Tavern with W. B. Perry. John Finkle was off duty from gglest.on Bos. garage last week, ith a -severe cold. A son was born to Dr. and Mrs. Clark K. Peterson last week. Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Turner went to New York on Saturday to spend Christmas with relatives. Miss Emily Goderis of Hartford spent Christmas in town with her father and family. . Mrs. W. D. Adam who has been confined to the house for the past two weeks is able to be ou", again, but improving slowly. Beauty Confined to No Class. . There are beautiful things to be found In very unpromising surround ings. Fine traits of character can of ten be discovered in those who have been brought up in poor homes and who had scanty moral teaching. Ladies Who Wear Glasses i Do they pinch your nose? Are they always falling off? Do they hurt behind the ears? Do they get out of shape easily? Do you feel like doing your hair up again after putting them on? If you have any of these troubles, ask to see NUWAY ARTSHELL FRAMES. A pair of these will do away with all of these annoyances. The price is moderate. G. FLOYD CHITTENDEN JEWELER and OPTICIAN . greXt BARRINGTON, - , MASS. Eyes examined by Registered Optician All work guaranteed. ' VTl ;- With its many new re fihements and even more complete equipment, at ho extra cost to you, the Ford Sedan is now more than , ever the world's greatest enclosed car value. Terms if desired. CANF1ELD MOTOR SALES Co. Inc. CANAAN, Dally Thought. Th best portion of a good man's life 'are his little nameless unremem bered acti of kindness. Wordsworth. Wifely Ornament. An old paper which dates back to 1493 states: Thre ornamentys belongs pryncypaly to a wyfe: a rynge on hlr fynger; a broch on her brest, and garlond on her hede. The rynge be takene the true love, as I have seyd; the broch betokene the clennesse In herte and chastytye that she owettt to have; the garlond betokene the.glad nesse and the dygnytye of the sacra ment of wedlock." Population Statistic?. , Holland is second to Belgium as the most closely settled country. Great Britain comes third, with 389 to the square mile. Australia Is the least populated country In the world, with less than two persons to the square mile, the 5,434,000 Inhabitants living largely along the coast line. Canada has 242 Inhabitants to the square mile. Birds and Trolley Wires. The biological survey says that small birds are seldom killed by alighting on a trolley wire, even though it carires a beavy current of electricity. This ie because there Is not a complete circuit' If a larger bird were to alight on a wire, and one of his wings touched an other wire, It would be apt to cause death. Eagles have often been killed In this wav. F.O.B. DETRpIT 5 'i.-x-l.A CONN. How Many Stars? We think of the multitude of start and would In all probability say that on a clear, frosty, moonless night we see millions of thera. In reality, oa such a night, If we leave out the faintly luminous milky way, we see fewer than 3,000 distinct stars. In the whole starry gphere, of which we see only half of any given time, there are. only a score of first-magnitude stars, beginning with Sliius, the brightest of them, and including utars like Orion right shoulder andMeft knee, BetcJgeax and IUgel, Vega and Arcturus. Mailing Packages. ' When sending parcels a distance) through the mall, It is wise to wrap them In several papers, each one ad dressed and tied, so If the outer wrap pings come off the destination wO still be known. bell Y our Farm W Hav Sold Ovrr 15.000 Farms to Dai No littinc frr and no withdrawal rtiawt. You rf m our cornmiiHon only iur uic la out cutcuner. Writ oi telephone, E. A.. St rout Farm Agency ( ! " y -!.