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THE W EEKLY CALEDONIAN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1919
BY MOPPING-UP PARTY
When the Germans Were Beaten to
It by the American Marines
Their mopping-up party started
down through it, throwing dozens of
their potato-masher grenades. But
there was nobody in the trench to
kill. An automatic-rifle team was
stationed fit C, with a field of fire
covering the three directions indicat
ed. When he heard all the commo
tion in the Balzac trench, the gunner
moved his rifle so as to fire into that
trench to meet the advancing Ger
man. Ho kept the stream of fire on
them as he would a hose. They
could not face the music. The lead
er of the party had a hundred holes
in him. The party did not reach its
The other party, led by the two
lieutenants, had a desperate bit of
business to get done. Each lieuten
ant carried a big-explosive infernal
machine, made by arranging 20 sticks
of powerful explosive, like dynamite,
into a bundle wrapped securely in
burlap. Inserted in the charge was a
detonator with fuse attached. The
lieutenants surrounded by their
men, were to crush their way to the
tops of the dugouts. With wires fas
tened to the bundles, they were to
hang them from above, down into the
dugouts, and set them off. It was a
piece of high-class stuff and requir
ed an officer to carry it out. It is
enly by the use of some such power
ful explosive- that a dugout can be
destroyed and everybody killed. A
grenade will not do it. It will not
destroy the dugout, and some of the
occupants may survive. The dugouts'
.were not lull of men, as the enemy
anticipated. There was one man in
one of them. The others were out
in the melee that was now growing
desperate. The one man was getting
ready as fast as he could to get out.
The German first lieutenant stood on
the top of the dugout. He was peel
ing off his silk gloves, ready to
dangle that frightful piece of mechan
ism in front of the door of the dug
out into the hands of the German cor
poral, who was at his appointed place
to cany it inside. The American saw
the German in the doorway. With a
4D he scored. a perfect hit. A hole
the size of a quarter was put into
the front of the helmet and a similar
one behind. Some one from some
where saw the two lieutenants. There
was one lying on top of each dugout.
This ended the party.
(From "Fi-ihting in France with the
Marines," by Lieut. Newton Jen
. kins, Infantry, U. S. A., in the Jan
PROGRESS OF THE
LT. ALBERT KINNEY
WRITES HOME FOLKS
Kirby reached her quota and 25 per
cent over in the recent drive for
funds for relief in the Near East.
Mrs. H. A. Bryant from St. Johns-
bury visited her cousin, Mrs. W. A
Morse, parf. of last week.
Miss Madeline McGill spent the
week end with Miss Belle Fairbanks
at her home in Sutton.
Frank M.?GiII went Monday to Lis
bon to work for the Parker Young
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Edmunds vis
ited friends at East St. Johnsbury
Ringing Message from President
The campaign for "Relief in the
Near East" is well under way in St.
The various local churches gave
splendid assistance in bringing th's
matter to the attention of the people
and the meeting at the Armory Mon
day night settled all doubts as to
the immediate necessity of this cam
paign. No one who heard General Azga
petain Monday night could fail to be
touched by his description of the ter
rible conditions which have existed
and still exist in these stricken coun
tries and no one who is able can fail
to respond for relief funds.
St. Johnsbury's thirteen teams of
solicitors are now busy canvassing
the town and beginning tomorrow the
Caledonian will publish reports show
ing the progress of each of these
thirteen teams of workers.
This campaign is backed by the
great statesmen and prominent men
of our country including Hon. Wil
ham Howard Taft, Hon. Charles
Evans Hughes, Charles W. Elio
James Cardinal Gibbons, Vance C.
McCormick, Henry Morgenthau, John
R. Mott, and many others, and it is
urged by the President in the follow
For more than three years Ameri
can philanthropy has been a large
factor in keeping alive Armenian, Sy
rian, Greek and other exiles and re
fugees of Western Asia.'
On two former occasions I have ap
pealed to the American people in be
half of these homeless sufferers,
whom the vicissitudes of war and
massacre had brought to the extrcm-
The response has been most gener
ous, but now the period of rehabili
tation is at hand. Vastly larger
sums will be required to restore these
once prosperous, but now impoverish
ed, refugees to their former homes
than were required merely to sustain
life in their desert exile.
If w ntitiinntnrl th.it nlinnt 4 1111111111(1
Armenian. Svrian. Greek and other .
war sufferers in the Near East will one f''rn sonic place I never heard of
rcnuire outside hcln to sustain them ' before, and getting to know then
On-nnirh the winter Mniw nf them ideas and methods of living. For the
are now hundreds of miles from their, ioat part the ones you meet out here
homeland. The vast majority of them al-c mcr! Well I have something to
arc helnloss women and children, in- I brag about this week, I can count up
How the Gsrmans Treated
Peasants Through the War
The following letter has been re
ceived from First Lieut. Albert Kin
ney, by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. F,
C. Kinney of Greensboro, and it gives
something of how an officer looks on
the-Germans and the way they treat
ed those who came into their hand-i.
First Lieut. Albert Kinney is in the
Medical Corps of the British Army
and has had an unusual chance to ob
Dec. 11, 1918
It is Sunday night again and feels
like the first of winter all right.
There was a hard frost thi morning
and has been cold all day although it
has thawed and I beiieve it is getting
ready to rain tonight. But from the
feeling and sound of the wind one
would expect to look out and see the
snow swirling. However we are more
comfortably situated than when I last
wrote you for we have moved into a
big chateau just buck of the village
which hasn't more than three or four
shell holes in it and the broken glass
has been replaced with oil cloth, so
that with fires we are very comfort
able. My roommate is a young
Scotch engineer student acting as sig
nal officer to the Brigade and I like
him because he is always so happy
and singing and whistling, especially
when he gets up in the morning.
Sort of makes you feel the day is
starting olf right. He has so many
B r r r's that I do not always know
what he i;i Ulking about but that
doesn't matter, we get along fine. One
thing I shall always have to thank
this war for is the experience I have
had in being thrown into close com
panionship with men from every part
of the world where white men live
or congregate, Australia, New Zea
land, India, .Burmag, China, Africa,
South America Canada, Ireland,
Scotland, England and occasionally
ARTHUR HEON OUT
OF PRISON CAMP
Lived c:: a Diet of Boiled Leaves and
WHY THE "ROCK
OF THE MARNE"
Albert Hcon has received a letter
from Arthur I!eon, who has recently
been liberated from a German prison
Vichy, Dec. 17, 1!I1S
It is a long time since I wrote to ;
you because in Germany they would
not let us write only to our folks. If;
we wrote to some one else they would '
throw the letter away. So now I am '
out ot Germany 1 can write to any
one I please, and, believe
me, it seems good to be
out with people that you
can understand and to be able ; .
to go where you please without hav- Individual iieedS 01 Hei'OlSm
ing a guard to walk behind with a I Tftft TVnmorniic in
r-i: !...!. ;.. u;i " " . wm.j w
ocnuve we, una war is Jie:i.
Kiel beck Writes of
Bravery of the
Thirty-eighth U. S.
THE COL. LED THE
The man that said that did not lie,
and a thing I'll never forget is the :
good Red Cross. They saved our liv-1
cs in Germany. All the Germans :
would give us was hot water with po-1
tatoes in it and very few of them. '
They would give us that soup twicaj
i day and a cup of boiled leaves ior!
coffee in the morning and one she 3
of black bread
(By Sargeant Victor B.
Laiison Unit, 38th U. S.
Mailed from the Front Nov. 5, 11)18
As irresistible as the surging waves
We called it shoj of the incoming tide, waves of Amcii
tore through his helmet, ripped al
j long, mean wound in his scalp and j
! passed out of the helmet again. , A
! wicked wound that would have stop-
I ped most men, but it didnt stop that
.officer. lie went on, and when he
was ordered to the rear he begged
permission to remain with his platoon.
A captain was struck in the stom
: ach, but he went on and took his
: company to the objective. Then he
, sent a field message to the colonel:
i "'I have taken hill Sorry I couldn't
j go further for you. I am wounded.''
: Within a few hours that hero joined
the host of those who have died for
A private staggered past me with
a shrapnel torn arm dripping blood.
"The first aid station is the other
way,' I shouted, pointing to the rear.
"First aid station be damned!" he
exclaimed. "I'm trying to catch up
to my company."
Individual deeds of heroism were
too numerous tp recount. Every man
in the regiment proved his, heroism
when he took the fiery test and step
ped under the terrific storm of death
that poured from the sky and burst
from dirt emplacements and thickets.
Nightfall found the men of the
Thirty-eighth feverishly digging in,
with the day's work well done. They
EDWARD T. FAIRBANKS
The-death of my husband leaves
some uncollected bills for shoes de
livered in St. Johnsbury in May and
June,' 1918. All who received the
shoes from him and are still owing
for them will please send the money
to me at Whitefield, N. II.
MRS. W. H. WHEATON
Buy Swasey Bean Pots
Of yrmr Grocer, Hardware
iJealer or Crockery Store.
Be sure and cct a Swasey
Bean P'lt and enjoy cood
baked Means. No way tr
..(, bake beans as with a
A Swasey Bean Pot.
Name on every one.
E. SWASEY & CO.. Portland, M
I n n rr r- mi- I i
I ritv era I I ,
f you arc "run down" or out of
condition, if sluggish bowels have al
lowed poisonous impurities to accu
mulate in yeur system you arc liable
to suffer tevcrely with the grip. Dr.
True's Elixii, the famous household
remedy of C7 years' reputation, may
ward olf the grip or make an attack
light and ci.sily thrown off. Why?
is a vegetable medicine that puts the
system in good condition, prevents
mid relieves constipation, stimulates
the appctit.3 and improves the diges
tive powers. It can do no harm. It
Is purely vegetable. Ask your drug
gift for it, o write J. F. TRUK
. CO., Auburn, Me. 40c,60c, $1.00.
eluding 400,000 orphan
The American Committee for Re
lief in the Near East is appealing for
a minimum of $30,000,000 to be sub
scribed January 12-1!), 1010, with
which to meet the most urgent needs
of these people.
I, therefore, again call upon the
people of the United States to make
even more generous contributions
than they have made heretofore to
sustain through the winter months
those, who, through no fault of their
own, have ben left in a starving,
shelterless condition, and to help re
establish these ancient and sorely op
pressed people in their former homes
on a self-supporting basis.
The White House,
2!) November, 1918.
The campaign in Massachusetts i
had to be postponed because the
state committee was not ready, but it
is going on splendidly in other parts
of the country.
Vermont is ready and working
Caledonia county is ready. St. Johns
burv is ready. Watch us deliver the
Have you made your subscription
Now is the time.
Let's all help.
Officers Elected at the North Con
The annual meeting of the North
church was held in the chapel Wed
nesday night. Previous to the busi
ness an excellent supper was served
to over 200 people.
The reports of the year preceded
the election of officers. The regis
trar's report showed a total member
ship of 548, including l'Jl non resi
dents. The membership of the Sun-
lay school is 314.
Greetings were brought from the
South church by J. H. Brooks in a
very felicitous manner. A pleasing
feature of the occasion was the pre
sentation to Frank H. Brooks of a
testimonial in recognition of his long
and faithful services as choir director.
Mr. Brooks was taken completely by
surprise aiul responded with much
Some of the officers and committees
fleeted were as follows:
Clck, Arthur F. Stone.
Registrar, Mrs. Ella S. Truax.
Assistant Registrar, .Josephine M.
Treasurer, Fabian S. Reed.
Receiver of Offerings, Willard V.
Auditors, Homer E. Smith, William
Deacon for six years, L. 1'. Slack.
Executive committor, three years,
Miss Grace Rouse, Mrs. Theodore
W. Chase, Charles W. Steele.
iusin?ss commiuec, a. h. ivoves,
chairman; for three years, Gilbert E.
Woods, John C. Clark.
Sunday School Superintendent. 1'.
Assistant Superintendents. A. 13.
Noycs, C. A. Shields.
ten letters I have received from you
since I wrote last, ranging from Oct.
19th to Nov. Cth and there are still
some before that which I haven't re
ceived yet. I am more grateful to
you mother, than I can tell, for writ
ing me every day how Lillian was
even if I didn't get them until I had
received letters from her, telling mo
that she was all right agan or nearly
I am very thankful that she came
through all right ami that none of
the rest of you contracted the Flu.
I hope the good fortune is still con
tinuing. I really do not see how fath
er stood such an amount of work
without getting sick. Lillian wrote
me that there was great celebrating
on the day the armistice was signed,
or was supposed to have been signed.
I see now the "Poor Starving German
People' '(?) are groveling in good
shape. Well, I wish I had the fix
ing of the terms the bones of every
last one of them would rattle before
I'd give them even a crumb of mouldy
bread! The shoe was on the other
foot a few weeks ago when they were
dealing with our prisoners and the civ
il population in these occupied ter
ritories. They gave them nothing and
obliged them to sell all their pro
duce for German notes that wouldnt'
have been worth the paper they were
written on in case they had been vic
torious. As it is I hope the Allies
will make them redeem them. They
had a fine system of extortions and
"discipline." For instance they took
an inventory of all the hens a man
had and obliged him to produce for
"Sale" so many eggs for hen per
week and if the eggs weren't forth
coming he was fined an outrageous
amount for each egg shy. Conse
quently as the internal workings of
the hen could not very well be con
trolled, the hens mysteriously disap
peared one by one and now it is im
possible to buy an egg. If a civilian
failed to raise his hat to a German
officer he was fined a large sum. And
they were severely punished on the
slightest provocation or slapped in
the face or knocked down for no pro
vocation at all.
I saw one seventeen or eighteen
year old girl with marks or manacle
still on her wrists where she had been
chained to a tree for some trifling of'
fense. I wish all the people at home
in the Allied countries could see these
people in the condition we found thorn
immediately after the Huns had left,
and our prisoners as they came stag
gering back, two thirds starved and
onlv half covered by their filthy rag;-
swarming with vermin, and see how
big a budget thoy would subscribe to
keep Germany from stai-vingl Wei!,
I guess this is enough for this time
on my pet theme. Weston's leave is
up tomorrow and I suppose it will
lake him about two days more to get
back, and then I shall be back with
the Ambulance again and I shall not
be sorry. I had a telegram f rom cous
in George Kinman tonight telling me
it would be convenient for them to
have me, so I think I shall put in
for leave as soon as I get back to the
Ambulance. It will be all right for
me to go to Ireland now that the U
boats arc practically all in Allied
hands, won't it mother? I had my ex-
milish hpoMiiso it was black as nolish. can fiuhtino- men have sweut into and had reached the objective
And when we would get meat it was, over German strongholds and far into
ome old horses that had been killed : enemy territory in the Valley of the
in l'Jl o-iu, and tney wouin can ma ; r.icuse.
stuff and gave it to us. Our sleep-! With the smashing, hammering,
ing places were a few boards nailed , rock-destroying power of storm driv-
togethcr and an old bag full of leave s j e.i surf, American shod: troops have ,
and paper and two old blankets that .-truck whenever the Kaiser's wall of i
were like handkerchiefs. If you cov- men and steel threatened to hold. j
cred your shoulders your feet were I The waves have steadily advanced ,
out and if you covered your feet, j and the "neck of the bottle" through i
your body was out; and there were j which Prussia's legions sought to es-j
so many fleas and bed bugs and lice c.ipo almost certain annihilation is ,
closed. Therefore for the inglorious
retreat of the Hun lines from Bel-'
K'ium, for the glorious sweep for- j
ward of the allied armies, and for
the imminent collapse of the House
of Iiohenzollcrn give America's first
rimy its meed ot thanks.
they would carry your bed away if
you did not watch it. It was some
iifc, believe mo. A man can not real
ize what war is until he has been in
it, and I am glad that there is not
any more of the family in it. One is
enough, mere are some iiuupic i-
first attack. But they were not to be
left in peace while preparing- their
dugouts. Many squads had to dig
and shoot in turn. I saw one group
of men at work, four of them making
the dirt fly with picks and shovels,
while the other four were busy with
their rifles, making Fritz keep his
head down and refrain from shooting
until the dugout had been finished.
That night few men dept. The
Germans ceaselessly kept up their
fire; shells tore holes in the ground
nil around us and clouds of gas forc
ed us to keep our respirators on.
The next day began a series of at
tacks, made for the purpose of weak
ening and breaking the lines ahead
of ui. Never did the boys receive an
Am,.,- .ill rn.rlmnni Hint wf.nt order to ito ahead but wlial tney giaii-
into action in the Valley of the ' 'V threw themselves against the foe,
Meuse the one that distinguished ! smashing and hammering their way
in black. I jtsclf the most was the Thirty-eighth i to their objectives,
left ii i United States infantry, the famous ; Snipers made life miserable at all
' Rock of the Marne. A regiment of i times, but we generally evened scores
1 hone to be with you at ew . veterans who won undying glory by wkii muni. wu ma..
;iiniif' slnnrmitr two envisions ot tier- ...-.i.
that have as many as lour or nve
killed in this terrible war. It is a
shame. Most all the women we see m
this country arc dressed
There are not many men
France or in Germany.
From ARTHUR P. HEON. ! nm,ls jn the enemy drive of July 14-
OUR BANKS HOLD
ANNUAL MEETING j
Edward G. Asselin Succeeds the Late
Alexander Cochran on the Mer
chants Bank JJirectoraie
ed German anti-tank gun and played
15. and led bv Colonel Frank H. Ad-! that on the gray uniformed cievu wno
urns, winner of the Distinguished . had been taking toll of our men when
Service Cross, they fully merit the ; ever they exposed themselves within
honor of being used as shock troops! range. The big anti-tank bullets did
by the allied high command. . I wreak havoc in the sniper's place of
A hard task was allotcd to the ! business. He is no more and he can-
: Thirty-eighth. They were ordered 1 not be found, and he was not duhcu.
,fn hi onk thmuirh some of the Ger-! During one. of the night watches a
At thn annual meeting of the stock-, lrlflns. strongest defences, go on. and ' company of bold 'Germans ventured
holders of the Citizens Savings Bank m.ewarc the wav for other Americans, a counter attack. But it was a sur-
& Trust Company the following di-1 10 foiow. jn iater years, when his-, prised company of Huns that beat a
rectors were elected for the coming j torj.ins reC0rd the deeds of our ' precipitate retreat when a nan oi dui-
year: Aiucn ij. umicy, nv.,..., -" men on this sector oi me western u. mc.. w.v.. .
Stevens-, North Craftsbury; Joseph f,.ont) it wi1 , be written that thelhr.d not located all of our machine
Fairbanks; Andrew C. Ritchie, W est . Thirty-cicfhth did its big bit with ! gun emplacements.
noble hcriosm. ! Attacuing wun me lerocny ui .ii"
Meanwhile I will write briefly of i and enduring as only hardy, brave
what the regiment has just done j men can endure, the gallant Rock of
and endured. Marne, Thirty-eighth United
After several days and nights of i States infantry shock regiment, broke
narching over roads and fields that the strongest of Hindenburgs lines
were being pounded by enemy long! and opened a gap through which oth-
.1 rl . - A. 1. 1 .. A mnoinoll frtl A tlflVO nmll'Pfi tO
range guns tne i niriy-eigmn wwn-i "....". ..-. --
im si tinsition before the German r.cal with then-
lines and prepared to attack. autocracy.
Rui-not: Fred 1). Gilman; Haddon .
Lystcr, Lyndonvillc; Harvey W. Var- j
num, Jeffersonvillc; Frank G. Lan-;
dry; Riley W. Densmorc, v esi
The directors organized by electing
Mr. Ba ev president, Mr. Stevens,
vice-president, John T. Ritchie, treas
urer, and Gilbert rJ. Woods, assistant
treasurer. These are tne same direc
tors and Officers as last year and the
other employes of this institution
were also appointed.
At the annual meeting of the
stockholders of the First National
Bank these directors were elected:
John C. Clark, Charles H. Stevens,
Walter P. Smith, Frank H. Brooks,
William A. Ricker, Zeno S. Water
man, George W. Caldbcck. The di
rectors organized by electing Mr.
Clark president, Mr. Stevens vice
president, and Homer E. Smith cash
ier. These are the same directors
and officers as last year.
At the annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Merchants Na
tional Baiik these directors were
elected: Elmore T. Ide, Harry Blod
gctt, Truman R. Stiles, George H.
Cross, Leslie H. Thornton, Charles
W. Ruitcr, Edward G. Asselin. The
latter succeeds the late Alexander
Cochran on the board. The directors
organised by electing Mr. Ide presi
dent, Harry Blodgctt, vice-president.
Charles W. Ruitcr was elected cash
ier, F. H. Philburt, assistant cashier,
H. C. Abbott, teller. These are the
same as last year.
bullets the fate of
Tut?- ac thn uiin curiino- ntfi noMitioil
one morning not long ago the word i CHRISTMAS ROLL CALL
was given and the boys went over the j Qp JJ RED CROSS
What happened as the battalions
formed waves and advanced is almost Nearly Seventy-five Hundred joindi
beyond the power of imagination to I in Caledonia County
picture or words to describe. are the final figures as giv-
From their carefully prepared posl-cnn0the Kcd Mcmbersllip
lions in trenches on the crest of aJ)ri ,. neld at Christmas time, cov
hill, and in thick woods, the enemy. rnlodoniu County Chapter:
f reeled us with an awful salvo ot ; ., ... . an
Immense batteries of artillery hurl- n.1ii,(1
ed tons of shrieking shells upon us-l"; horo
Great, jagged pieces of motel tore j (roton
gaping holes in our lines. Havtiwick
But we went on! ! Kirby
Machine guns concealed in scores! Lyn(jon
of nests ahead and on flank positions j Ncwari
sang their terrifying tack-tack-tacfc ; icacham
r.ong while the murderous little steel ; iyC(ratc
missiles mowed us down. Wliisszj Sheffield
bang shells ripped and tore at ourj stannard
ranks and clouds of gas choked and j Sutton
.-mothered us. I Wahlcn
Still we went on! Watcrford
Never stopping, not even to aid fal- Whcelock
en comrades, the boys of the Thirty-! St. Johnsbury
A Personal Tribute from
A. P. Grint
May 1 be permitted to say a word
concerning the Rev. Edward T. Fair
banks? Others will speak from a
longer and :'. larger knowledge of his
unique personality, but those of us
who have valued his friendship can
not altogether keep silence.
When I came to St. Johnsbury in
1910, upon my first visit to the Pub
lic Library, Dr. Fairbanks greeted
me with both hands, bidding me a
hearty welcome. This acquaintance
ripened soon into friendship, and
it was not long before I began to be
drawn by cl aractcristics that to me
were overpowering. And now that
his course has been run, I think St.
Johnsbury is agreed that we have
lost our First Citizen. And if this
be true, what a tribute this means!
In other land. the First Citizen is
measured by rank and wealth. But
in our democratic country it is other
wise. Roosevelt was not wealthy.
Yet he gripped the hearts of men.
Dr. Fairbanks likewise, and we arc all
mourning today. St. Johnsbury's
First Citizen has passed from our
The C'hri- tian gentleman is difficult
to define. It means culture, an in
dwelling u::; elfishness, an outflowing
love, rou:-le.'y, the graces that are
sometime.-! contemptuously regarded
as etiquette. Dickens never succeed
ed in drawing the Christian gentle
man. But Thackeray's Colonel New
come is fiction's masteruiece. When
! we are all mourning the Christian
gentleman today, I cannot help re
calling as so appropriate Newcomc's
last hours: "At the usual evening
hour the chj.pel bell began to toll anci
Thomas Newcomc's hands outside the
bed feebly heat time. And just as.
the last bell struck, a peculiar sweet
mile stole over his face, and ho lift
ed up his head a little and quietly
-aid 'Adsum', and fell back. It was
'he word he used at school when
names were called; and lo, he whose
heart was as that of a little child had
answered to his name, and stood in
"the presence of The Master." May
we again venture into fiction's illum
inating and suggestive world when
our loss is in our mind and on our
heart? In Victor Hugo's "Lcs Miscr
ables" where is drawn a character
that is unique in literature, The Bish
op, overfiowingly good, whose all-attractive
humanity extends a loving
forgiving hand to an unfortunate soV
that a lifo is revolutionized for
The undersigned has little knowl
edge, of course, of Dr. Fairbanks
college days. But when a student at
Yale is "slapped' for Scroll and Key, .
outsiders know that his 'coiWmpofa-'-'"
nes made no mistake in the measure
of this man. For practically the rest
of his lifo he lived in our midst. And
at. .Johnsbury soon began to know
him, measure him, then to lo,ve him.
Not only as the Christian gentleman, ,
but also as the pastor, the theologian,
the traveler, the scholar, the writer,
the lover of children, the good cit
izen, ever interested in the uplift of
the community in which he lived.
May I add also that as a scientist ho
was known to many of us. And al
though I would not venture to class
him as a Darwinist, yet his paper on
evolution was a marvel, to all priv
ileged to hear it, for its knowledge
Our town only recently lost Elisha
May, who occupied a unique position
because of his broad loving humanity.
And now another "great man" hns
nassed awpy in an hnnniw! nlH ar
St. Johnsbury has suffered nnnthoi-
loss, and our town is mourning to
day. ALFRED POOLE GRINT.
ESPECIALLY THOSE OUT
OF REPAIR. WILL REPAIR
VIOLINS AND RE-HAIR
VIOLIN OR 'CELLO BOWS.
R. B. PACKARD
No. 9 Boynton Ave. St. Johnsbury, Vl.
Alas, Too True. . icsitjltingly. 7172
"Mnny Millicus Short." NVwspnper Shoch troops must be of. hero In analyzing these figures we find
headline. Lots of persons go on the j ,j00t. They must ungrudgingly pay almost every town did better than a
supposition that yon enn't believe ev- 'n nni uflvance year ago. Our greatest loss was in
Tim i?rlf f tl,o Murim l-ollnil on I the town of Hardwick, which came in
... . i . !i.i l.-1.lni.ni ftfl ii.iivwi.. lnuc- tli.m lnot A-niif
insist lessiv tnroutrn tne rerrioie neu "-' " umii;i .'
crvlliinir you mill In the nowsnimors,
but liow few, oh, how few, will doubt !
11ns! !, (;,.,., steel, leaped German Had this town, Groton and Waldcn,
H eches, striking down the few foes' held up to their last year's totals
a. ,.,,,.,; .icli hnv- even we snouici nave gone wen ovcr
Paymastcr for the Party.
As mi inilii(Tni.., f Ov-il, nf:,., fmu;
to attend Sundn.v school Tor the first
time, she was iillnweil to curry the pen
nies to he put into the collection en
velope. When l.e class monitor mine
around the teacher and the rest of tlm '
class were very inneli iinmsed to lirar
her pny in her most dignified tones,
"Here, girls, 1 will pay the fares."
perioncc with them too coming over,
but I'll tell you about that when I get
Haven't heard when I am going
homo yet, but rather think it will be
in the course of two or three months
and maybe sooner, if Germany suc
ceeds in signing peace terms immedi
ately! Well good bye for this time. I
hope you arc all well and comfortable.
With much love to all,
IIOOO, but they had good reasons for
this in that a second attack of the
influenza, and a bad year in the gran
ite business, made it more difficult for
This was a drive that entailed u
lot of detail upon every one connect
ed with it. It meant literally a call
on every member of each village and
community, probably an army of 400
A r iinim
; .,! .,t,l,, l, ,,li, i '""iu umu. mivu jui iv,vi;i.
-'' " with no limit to the amount asked
the pos.t.ons to which his men wcre, clifh wouM havc h(cn
raided much easier, and more quick
ly, than was brought in by this
onets. Machine gun nests were sur
rounded and the' crews exterminated
by our men. With .never lessening
force the regiment rolled on, merci
less, relentless, gloriously brave.
The colonel led his troops. Coolly
grinning, he dared the worst of the
(Jcrman fire, cheering and encourag
ing the men by his presence. 1 saw
him standing at the edge of a thic';t,
E. H. Durkce of Sharon has pur
chased of Nathaniel P. Wheeler of
White River Junction the so-called
John Dutton farm on the White River
trunk road about a mile above Hart
ford village. The house has gained
fame beca.i.-e for many years it was
the home nf John Dutton and in Col
onial days the house was a tavern, be
ing a refuge for escaping families at
the time cf flic Royalton raid and
massacre. Mr. Durkce buys for a
permanent home. He has been a mer
chant in Sharon.
THIS OUT IT IS WORTH
going, unc company passca ciosc to
him and he called to them:
"You's got them on the run, boys.
All you've got to do now is to keep
The soldiers looked into their
leader's fearless smiling face, smiled
back at him and went on with re
newed courage and impetus.
A second lieutenant was hit in the
head by a machine gun bullet that
"every member cunvass limited to
The county chairman, A. R. Brooks,
wants to thank every town chairman
and the efficient workers with them,
for their efforts in making this the
success it was, which is well above
the average accorded to the other
counties of the slate.
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