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TO THE STARS AND STRIPES
(Frederick A. Wells in Zion'sHerald)
Wave high, O banner of beauty !
Float far, fairest emblem of right!
Thy stripes that bold tyrant shall
Thy stars shall illumine his night.
Thy folds, by soft breezes fondled,
Shall fetter the war lords of lust;
While armies beleagured shall love
And under thy shadow shall trust.
Thy staff, so stalwart and sturdy,
Thereon weai-y nations shall lean;
Or better betimes be the scepter
Held'out by Columbia, Queen.
To peoples of earth seeking safety,
And sailing o'er seas to be free,
Who, famishing, fall at her footstool,
To find its fulfilment in thee.
Float far, fairest emblem of freedom!
To the uttermost corners of earth;
Till peoples and nations, uniting,
Count blessed the day of thy birth.
Each one of them standing on tiptoe,
Extending her fingers afar,
And touching thy folds in her fond
ness, Shall pluck from thy blue field a
A star to be set in her own flag;
A star to shine forth in its sky;
A bright star of hope for the hope
less; A star-light that never shall die.
Friday is the anniversary of the
birthday of one of America's greatest
'statesman, Benjamin Franklin, and
the United States Government pro
poses to capitalize the day as an idea
of thrift and the purchase of War
Savings Stamps. Franklin's picture
appears on the 1919 series of War
sayings of Poor Richard's Almanap
celebrate the day is to buy these
stamps liberally on Jan. 17.
No American ever wrote more
wisely on the habits of thrift and the
sayings of Poor Richrd's Almanac
have become classic. The United
States government needs the people's
money today as never before to com
plete their far-reaching program of
reconstruction. And the individual as
well needs to cultivate the habit of
savings which has made the French
people the most thrifty on earth and
added to the stability of a great na
tion. Don't let Friday go by without buy-,
ing one or more 25 cent pictures of
The nation has adopted prohibition
and the action of the Vermont House
in referring the question to a com
mittee prevented the Green Moun
tain state from being in the list of
the necessary three-fourths that will
make the nation bone dry. It is pre
dicted in Washington that the meas
ure will be effective a year from this
time and it cannot be changed so long
as there are 13 states in the Union
that desire to keep it.
National prohibition was hastened
by the war and the fact that the Eu
ropean nations in the past few years
have placed great restrictions on the
liquor traffic helped the movement in
the United States. The fact that no
state has yet vote.d against the meas
ure shows th,a it is no local senti
ment, but 4. 'nation-wide decision that
John Barleycorn must go.
Thatj the Vermont legislature did
not, take prompter action is regrett
able and ny attempt now to do any
. t-ning but accept the amendment
would be foolis.li in the extreme.
A woman had her little daughter
"at a shoe store to be fitted. The clerk
put one shoe on and asked her to walk
around and see how It felt. She did
no, then said to the clerk: "It feels,
aUwlght, I'll take two of 'era!"
Valuable New Metal.
A white metal, which takes a bril
liant polish and holds It on exposure
to the atmosphere, and claimed to bo
possessed by an alloy of bismuth, mer
cury, tin, lnc and copper, hos been
covered by a pntent.
The British on the Sea
The difference between Great Brit
ain's control of the sea and Ger-
mnnv'c nrniv nn lnnfl is thnr nnhnnv
naa any reason iu ue .uiaiu oi uie
former. The British fleet is for de
fensive purposes only. Great Brit
ain is an island, and would have
small chance of defence by an army
if an enemy invaded her. She must
have a great fleet as her only sure
protection. She has one, but never
has she used it, as Germany would
have used it, to strangle the trade of
other nations. The seas are as free
to trade as if Great Britain's navy
were the size of Venezuela's.
This is why Germany's conception
of the "freedom of the seas" in time
of peace was always without a grain
of foundation. As for war, Britain
has used -her fleet as fairly and legi-
timately as in time of peace. Her graduate of the University of Ver
navy is unstained by any of the atro-jmont, has devoted all his life since
cities that made the world's blood j leaving college to agricultural work,
run cold during the short life of the
German navv. Without it we cquia
not have won this war, and despite
the temptation to retaliate the Brit-
sh navy conducted its share ot tne
war as nnpeccaDiiy as u at i uccu
fighting an honorable foe. The Brit
ish fleet is a protection to the world's
trade in time of peace, and a bulwark
umiitwt. jissnssins in time of war. It
is a friend to the trader, but a tei
ror to the pirate,, as Germany now
knows. New York Times.
May Rest Content
If Mexico .does not wi.h to dispose
of Lower California to the United
States, as proposed n House and
Senate resolutions, all she needs to
do is to say so and then sticK to
it. Mexico will not be forcibly de
prived of the peninsula. The Mexi
can newspaper wnicn minus it sees
an implied menace against its coun
try in the American proposal may
rest content. Cleveland i'lain ueai-
An Unfortunate Selection
Red. vellow and black, the colors
proposed for the new German repub
lic, seem to be an unfortunate selec
tion too suggestive of the German
past. If the German republic is to
be, as the President puts it, "one of
us," it ought to get rid of that yel
low streak at least, and the black is
reminiscent of deeds that will not
bear recounting. Minneapolis Tri
bune. We Must Feed the Starving
America's role in helping to feed
Europe is so vital that the Senate,
having'placed such safeguards as may
seem desirable about the measure,
cannot fail to pass the $100,000,000
appropriation relief .bill. The whole
burden of food relief is not to rest
UDon thie country. But America
can do more than any other country
in this crisis to prevent Europe from
falling into an economic and social
ruin worse than anything experienced
since the Middle Ages. We should
now be as keen to aid in this work
of restoration as we were to destroy
militaristic Germany. Springfield
Peace is not Signed
If the military power of the Allies
were reduced too rapidly and too
swecpingly, what security would
there be for the acceptance by the
enemy of the Peace terms which the
Allies arc preparing to dictate? That
it should be necessary to ask such a
question is entirely granted to Ger
many such a dangerous indulgence as
the liberty to keep her armies embod
ied. The German Press is already
proclaiming the fact that those'armies
are unbeaten. Any lack of precaution
on our part might well invite the at
tempt to prove that claim to be true.
Until the Peace is settled and fulfdled
the Allies cannot afford to take any
risks of losing by negligence what
they have at long last won, by hard
fighting. That tins' last burden
should be laid on our fighting men,
who have alucudy made such sacrifice,
is hard indeed. But it adds one more
item to the nation's already heavy
load of obligation, and in doing it
so should quicken still further the
remembrance of that obligation.
Linking Two Continents
Many a great many Americans
have been taught to believe that the
United States was politically free of
Europe. The fallacy has been prom
ulgated in schools and colleges and
on the stump for many years. But
every son and daughter of an op
pressed race who came to this coun
tryand there have been 30,000,000
of them in 50 years knew differently
for attached to each one of these im
migrants was an invisible thread of
home sent'mcnt that would not bp
broken. There is nothing that
strengthens this thread of sentiment
like oppression, and here in the Unit
ed States threads all met and were
spun into ropes which have helped
more than people realize in pulling
down the oppressive Governments of
Europe and making audible the
cry of Self-Determination. Boston
Reginald Hoskins, a Jericho youth
broke an arm last week by taking
a headlong tumble while coasting
down a bank on his skis. About four
years ago ne Droke the same
while at play.
Mrs. Carrie Inman Arbogast, well
known as an artist in Chicago and
Detroit, died in Castleton recently.
She had been making her home with
1 .U.. It 17 T T. ;
Fred 0. Ladd was re-elected pres
ident of the Barre Hotel company
and in spite of the fact that the com
pany ran behind $1200 in the last
vear action was taken at the annual
meeting to borrow money to make up
the deficit and to continue the hotel
on the same standard as heretofore.
Otis W. Barrett, who has been
with the United States Department
of Agriculture since 1901 as an ex
pert in horticulture, is at his home
in Clarendon for the holidays, after a
five months' trip to the East Indies
to gather cocoanut shells for making
gas masks. Mr. Barrett, who is a
, especially in the tropics and this has
itaKen mm to various parts .ot the
The Congregational church of Rut
land found itself with a balance of
$302.05 in they treasury after all bills
had been paid at the end of the year.
The society holds trust funds aggre
One of the largest wall-eyed pike
ever caught in the Connecticut river
at Brattlcboro war. taken from the
water there this week by George
Oakes. It measured 26 inches and
weighed seven pounds.
Mrs. C. A. Corse, a Cambridge wo
man, who is a great sulterer irom
rheumatism, has in the period from
Dec. 4 to Jan. 4, knitted eight pairs
of socks for the Red Cross. Her in
firmity prevents her getting about,
but not the use of her hands.
Guy B. Horton, an attorney in Bur
lington for several years, has accept
ed a position as attorney with the
National Life Insurance company of
Montpelier, to begin his duties there
at once. Mr. Horton will retain an
office in Burlington for a time.
James II. Allen, for 20 years a bar
ber in Brattlcboro, died Friday at the
homo of his 'father in Jamica Plain,
Mass., of valvular heart disease and
a nervous breakdown. Mr. Allen had
been in failing health for two months
According to records kept in Brat-
tleboro, the year 1918, had both the
highest average temperature and the
coldest day in the nine years that re
cords had been kept. The mean tem
perature for the year was 2.4 degrees
higher than the average for the nine-
year period, as well as for any one of
the years, and the temperature on
Jan. 2, 1918, was 27 below zero, the
extreme low mark for the nine years.
Beginning January 15, department
and ready-to-wear stores in Burling
ton are to open at 8.30 in the morn
ing and close at 5.30 in the after
noon, this arrangement to remain in
force until April 1, when a summer
schedule will be arranged. The
stores are to be open Saturday even
ings as formerly. The opening hour
has been 8 a. m. and the closing hour
6 p. m.
' 'Twenty-seven Rutland young men
gave their lives in the service of their
country during the war and during
the memorial service last Sunday for
Pvt. George A. Swinnerton, who was
killed in action in France in August,
the names of all the Rutland boys
who lost their lives were read.
About 20 cords of wood were burn
ed in a fire in Georgia Monday, which
started in the horse barn of G. S.
Conger and spread to a shed where
the wood was stored. .A hog and a
few hens, together with farm imple
ments, were burned. There was
some insurance on the property.
Governor Calvin Coolidge of Mas
sachusetts was born and reared in
Plymouth, the son of John Coolidge,
who has held nearly all of the town
offices and some county and state,
likewise. Ha attended his son's inaug
uration. Official notice has just been receiv
ed by Mr. and Mrs. LaFrancois of
West Rutland of the death of their
son, Pvt. Rowell J. LaFrancois, in ac
tion in France. He was 23 years old
and went overseas in September,
Mrs. W. II. Blaisdcll of Orleans,
who, with her husband, left th-Jt
town Dec. 21 for Miami, Fla.,
where they intended to pass th-i win
ter, died Jan. 11 at the home of her
sister in Southern Pines, N. C, of
John L. Roc.;.; cf BiVittlcboro Riay
lose the sight of oi:s eye as a result
of an accident that happened at his
home Mondi.y. Mr. Rofrss was carry
ing wood into i ne ri'll.tr when he
slipped and fell mid :i part of a set
of scales came it: contact with his
face near one .lye.
Lumbering business was never bet
ter in Brattlcboro than at the pres
ent time. The mills are running ai
full capacity and at the Holden &
Martin yard 69 loads of logs were de
livered in one day, 17 loads within
15 minute. At other yards there are
CALEDONIAN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1915
The annvol church dinner and bus
iness and roll call meeting of the
Methodist church was held at the
church cn Wednesday. About 00
were present for dinner, and a very
pleasant time enjoyed. The election
of officers for the Ladies' Aid took
place ami w?". as follows: President,
Mrs. Hayvr.rd; vice pres., Mrs. Wal
ter Thome, secretary, Mrs. George
Darling; t'-eas., Gene .a Chandler;
assistant tresis., Mrs. Ray Cooley;
I chaplain, Mrs. Cooley.
tainment and food committee was
The finance committee of the Red
Cross ,ave an oyster supper on Tues
day eveiuntr, Jan. 11, in Blair's hall.
i The affair was principally in charge
of Mr. ar.'l Mrs. G. W. Esden and
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Hastie. About
110 were present and took supper. A
very cnjoyi.ble feature of the even
ing was the readings b y Mrs. Doyle
of St. Johnsbury, and the instrumen
tal music by Miss Elsie Choate and
Lou Stoverscn. The entertainment
cleared i58 .05 for the Red Cross, and
all enjoyed o pleasant evening.
A very lively runaway occurred at
East Pcacham on Thursday after
noon when I. . J. Hovey's horse driv
en by Mr. Gray took fright near Al
bert Peak's house and freeing herself
from the sleigh struck for home leav
ing pieces of harness, bells, etc., along
the route. In five minutes from the
time the horse started from East
Pcacham, ",he arrived at Mr. Hovey's,
white with foam, and has been in a
very high strung condition ever since.
No olio w;vi hurt and not so much
damage was done as might have been
supposed from such a nipid flight.
H. A. Renfrew came home from
Montpelier Saturday and on Sunday
morning was taken very ill with grip.
At present writing he is more com
fortable although not .ble to sit up.
Mrs. Renfrew came home Tuesday
Miss Lou Stevenson, who has been
home sick for a few days, returned
to her work at the New England tel
ephone office at Danville, Wednesday.
The am ual meeting of the Peach
am Library Association was held on
l-riday evening at the library. The
following officers were chosen: Pres.,
kcv. 1. A. Carlson; vice pres.. Mr
Mary Mackay; sec, Miss Elizabeth
1 arker; tio.vs., and librarian, Mrs.
Kate Hutchinson; executive commit
tee, C. A. Bunker, Rev. T. A. Carlson,
airs, nerodt Hooker, Mrs. H. A
Renfrew and Mrs. Laura Palmer.
the am ual church dinner of tin.
Congregational church was held at
the vestry find town hall on Thurs
day, Jan. jo. It was a nice warm day
and 150 took dinner. All bills were
reported pnia, and one new church
committee 'elected, E. R. Mackay in
piace ot Moses Martin, who resie-n
ed. It was voted to adopt the "every
member (hive" which has been so
successfully carried out in other plac
es, i ins w.u take place Sundav. Jan
26. Rev. C. H. Merrill of St. Johns
bury was j. resent and spoke on this
Mrs. Betsey Dunn, who has been
very feeble for some time, passed
away Wednesday at the homo of her
(laughter, Mis. Harry Farrow. The
funeral was held Friday rnd burial at
the Walter Harvey cemetery where
Mr. uunn :s buried.
Mrs. Rufus Hubbard, who has
been quite ill with rheumatic fever is
The S. i nd I). of L. meeting has
been postponed until next Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cassady of
Walden were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. James Cassady, Friday.
Mrs. Peter Vondol and five children
and Mrs. Tirzalv Cook are ill.
Miss Helen Joyce and Eva Powers
spent the week end with their par
ents from their school at Lyndon.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bickford from
Danville visited at C. T. Clifford's,
Herbert Stanton is more comfort
able at this writing.
Thei'; was a good attendance at
the dance Friday evening. There will
be another dance in two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Massey of
St. Johnsbui y Center and Fred Morse
of St. Johnsbury spent the week end
at W. H. Clifford's.
Miss Lois Clifford of St. Johnsbury
visited at her uncle's, George Stan
ton's, the lust of the week.
Miss Jennie. Martin of Goss Hollow
is working at Herbert Stanton's.
Dr. Ross of St. Johnsbury was
called to see Mrs. Harriet Bailey,
Robert McGill and daughters, Viola
and Wiliiamina visited at Frank Mc
Gill's in Ki 'by, Saturday and Sunday.
Rev. John Wesley of St. Johnsbury
gave a very interesting lecture at the
Baptist church Sunday. His subject
was "Tho Ideal Man."
Little Paul Joyce who has been at
Brightlook Hospital for about two
weeks, is gaining nicely.
Charles Devcngcr is working at C.
William Smith of St. Johnsbury
visited ut Freeman Allen's, Sunday.
Mrs. Ernest Devenger of Danville
who has been visiting at Arthur Em
mon's,.. returned to her home Satur
day. The Ilichmond Grain company of
Richmond, with a capital stock of
$50,000, has filed articles of associa
tion with the secretary of state for
the purpose of handling feed and
grain. The incorporators are F. H.
and F. W. Shepardson and George
Bartlctt of Richmond.
Mrs. Walter Mertz and two sons,
Walter and Stuart, returned to their
home in Wayne, Pa., yesterday, hav
ing spent the past few weeks at the
home of Mrs. Mertz's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Harry M. Day. Mr. Day
accompanied them as far as New
Lt. F. E. Townsend has received
his discharge from the army and hei , VKB l,.le various siuj ies ,
has returned home from a camp in , ;!rting groceries, flour, etc , has been
Louisville Kv. discontinued by order of the depart-
' ' Limit Tli-. .ii.; l-,.-,.. Unt-, -r.,;t-i.
mi-, ana " ucorge n worrm
were called to Worcester, Mass., to-
day by the death on Tuesday of
Beman A. Donaldson. He left a wife
and three children, his wife being the
daughter of the late Charles Ranney
of St. Johnsbury and a niece of Mrs.
V. E. Lurchin returns Wednesday;
from the Moose River Realty Co.,!
logging camp in Maine, where he has,
been for a few days.
Captain and Mrs. Ralph Llwellyn
of Chicago, 111., are the guests of Mr
and Mrs. Frank H. Brooks.
The funeral of Rev. Dr. Edward T.
Fairbanks was held at his late resi
dence at 11 o'clock Wednesday morn
ing. Rev. Dr. F. A. Poole officiated
and paid a most tender and apprecia
tive tribute to Dr. Fairbanks. The
bearers were Lt.-Col. Joseph Fair
banks, Arthur F. Stone, Herbert W
Klodgett, Frank IT. Brooks, Ernest
H. Cowles and Charles H. Horton.
Four of the Academy trustees acted
as escort at tho grave, Rev. Dr. C.
H. Merrill, Robert Mackinnon, Perley
F. Hazen and Louis N. Smythc. Dur
ing the hour of service all places of
business were closed.
Captain Karl Davis has been dis
charged from the army and he has a
position in Toledo, Ohio. Captain and
Mrs. Davis will live in Toledo,
Mrs. Elizabeth Laird Thomas has
been appointed matron of the new
Red Cross convalescent home at
Camp McClellan, Ala. Her husband
Captain R. B. Thomas has been sta
tioned at the base hospital for some
time and both have made many
The village trustees have decided
to move the central fire station 12
feet to the west and then the build
ing will be off the government land.
While the building is being moved
the big trucks will have to bo stored
elsewhere. The building on its new
site will be used until the municipal
ity takes further action on a munici
Mrs. Ellen Elizabeth Beck died at
the home of her son, Harry Beck, on
Lafayette street Wednesday night,
She was the wife of William Beck.
She leaves besides her husband one
daughter, Mis. R. N. Piper, and a son,
Harry Beck, and two grandchildren
The funeral was held Friday and
the remains .were taken to East
Charleston for burial.
E. T. Ide and Mrs. W. A. Ide and
son, Richard, left Friday morning for
Bradentown, Fla,. where they will
spend the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Perley E. Kittredge
of Watertown, Conn., are the happy
parents of a son, born Jan. 15, and
a grandson to Mr. and Mrs. R. H.
Kittredge and great grandson to Mrs.
C. G. Perrigo.
Little Lcis Brigham of Newport
who has been seriously ill of influen
za at the home of her aunt, Mrs.
George Blakcley, is a little more com
fortable at this writing. Mrs. Brigh
am is also recovering slowly from
a very serious operation at the home.
George Baldwin of Concord N. H.,
state deputy for Vermont and New
Hampshire of the Modern Woodmen
of America, gave an illustrated lec
ture on the splendid work this order
is doing to rid the world of the white
plague at Odd Fellows hall, Wednes
day night. There was a good number
present and many fine views were
shown, including many of the sani-
torium that the order maintains in
The lecture on "The War and the
Peace" by Peter MacQuecn at the
North church Thursday night was
greatly enjoyed by a good audience.
Mr. MacQuecn has very positive op
inions of the German people and in
Ins discussion of a League of Nation
said if England and the United States
tood together in all policies in the
future, as they ought to, the peace
of tiie world would be assured. Near
ly 299 colored views were thrown on
the screen, including many pictures of
the battlefields and militay equip
ment of the war. The speaker gave
many interesting facts that had hith
erto been kept as military secrets
unit was Ireciucntly applauded as
portraits and pictures appeared on
Three candidates were initiated at
the Eastern Star meeting at the
Temple Fiitlay evening after which
lunch was served.
Rev. Harold Guy Don Scott re
turned Friday from Montpelier where
he has been in attendance at the
Vermont conference for social work
ers. A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Bertram Reynolds, Jan. 17, and
granddaughter to Mr. and Mrs. H. B.
Daniels and great granddaughter to
Mrs. Carrie C. Daniels.
Joseph Levcque has returned from
army service and taken his old posi
tion in A. J. Remillard's barber shop.
Mr. Levequ-j was at Montreal for the
past nine months serving in the Ca
The second meeting of the indus
trial clans of the St. Johnsbury Wom
an's club which is becoming so pop
ular, was held Thursday nitjht at the
club house. There were! about 45
present and the work is making good
Clarence A. Bennett has returned ,
from Manchester, N. H., where he at- i
vended the annual meeting of Vcr- j
mont-New Hampshire Retail Monu- j
ment Dealers' association. It is ex- i
pected that the next annual meeting i
will be held in Barre. j
The weekly report which has been '
sent from St. Johnsbury to the Hoov- j
or administiation in Washington of;
fu perfcl.med for
H,. iv.i-. o i(.,.
many months by
The automobile truck was
to No. 29 Pearl street about 11
o'clock Saturday morning to a double
tenement house owned by Mrs. Grow.
There was much smoke and little
fire and the firemen snnn tnnk n.-irr
0f the trouble. The cause was the
smoke from a disconnected chimney
and a serious fire might have resulted
jif it had not been discovered in time.
It was soldiers' and sailors' night
at Grace Methodist Brotherhood 1 r -clay
night and all present greatly en
joyed the addresses. The first speak
er was George I. Morrison who was
withVhe Canadian Railroad Corps
and ahio at the battle of Vimy Ridge.
Glen I ales, who has crossed the At
lantic many times with the trans
ports, told of .some most interesting
experiences of the sinking of subma
rines. G. D. Smith, a member of IV
(th Regiment, 74th Company of the
Marines, was in tho engagement at
Belleau Woods and of the 8,000 in
that engagement he is one of the ('0(1
that are left.
Miss Hazel Walker is clerking in
the Ber.-y-i'!:ill store.
Mrs. Howard Ford and son, John,
spent Kum'ay with Mr. Ford in Newport.
At a meeting of the North Church j Work Council, at a meeting here to
Brotherhood Sunday afternoon these i night of th-! Interchurch Emergency
officers w-.-i-f elected for the ensuinir S C.-inm.iion Committee which is rais-
year: President, B. A. Palmer; vice
pres., Charles A. Shields; secretary
and treMsiro -, Homer F. Rice.
Edmund P. Hamilton has returned
from Washington where he has been
for two weeks attending an institute
for examiners in the United Slates
Employmctt; Sen-ice. About 30 em
ployes of the service attended the
Joseph I-runcilc & Son have the
contract for movinjr the central fire
station to its new location 12 feet
west jf the present site and began
work Monday morning. The building
now rents on the government land for
eight feet. 1 he two automobile trucks
will be stored in the Goss garage
while the building is being moved.
A memorial entitled "Tributes to
Peter Black" has been published by
the parishioners of his last charge, the i
Methodist I piscopal church at New
tonville, Mass., and a richly bound
copy sent to Grace Methodist church
to kept nnung the archives of the
church. A beautiful likeness of Mr.
Black appears as the frontispiece and
there is also a picture of the mem
orial window at Grace Methodist
church. The memorial is beautifully i
printed and contains many deserved
tributes to a beloved pastor.
Prvt. W. E. Taylor, who landed
from overseas service on Jan. 7, came
up from Camp Devens over Sunday
on a short furlough to visit his fath
er and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Taylor, returning to tho camp Mon
day morning where1 he expects soon
to get his discharge. He is a mem
ber of the C5th Coast Artillery and
was in the engagements at Chateau
Thierry, Argonne Woods and Ver
dun. He was gassed in one of the en
gagements and was in the hospital
The postponed annual supper of
the South church will be held Wed
nesday nigh:.. The men of the church
arc to serve the supper.
rauian S. Reed, who has been sick
with influenza, is a little better.
Robert L. Stone has returned from'
Camp Grcenieaf, Georgia, having re
ceivcd his discharge from service
the Medical Corps
The local Congregational Minist
erial Association is holding its regular
meeting at the North church today.
The Ladies' Circle of tho Univer-
salist chinch will meet Thursday af
jte,,noon wi;j; M'rSi Kdwin Spencol.'of
8 Cherry street.
Mrs. Rebecca P. Fairbanks has
returned to Ncwtonville, Mass., af
ter a few days pcnt in town, hcing
called home by the death of Rev. Ed
ward T. Fail banks.
CARD OF THANKS
want to take this way to thank
the members of the N E. O. P., the j
Church of Messiah, also the neigh
bors and friends for their kindness
and flowers during my recent il.ness.
Mrs. John F. Finley.
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William Newton, about 50, died
suddenly Wednesday night in the
barn of Charles Parker at Chittenden,
where he had lain down to sleep,
death being due to heart disease.
Perley W. Chapman, for many
years a resident of Bradford but for,
the past few years living in Manches
ter, N. H., was found dead in bed
there recently, on his 77th birthday.
.Lieut. Clarence C. Frink of Char
lotte, lately discharged from the
army, is now manager of the Farm
ers' Exchange association of the
Windsor county farm bureau, and is
located m White River Junction.
the fact that saved
dimes soon amount to
Why wait ntil you are
older before starting
an account with us.
Now is just the time.
C. A. Will Send 200 Ministers
New York, Jan. 21 The Young
Mens Chriftian association is prepui-
ling to send abroad 200 of the most
j prominent American clergymen to
i preach to American soldiers. This
j aaiiouncemc nt was made by Dr. John
I il. f.lott. chairman of the Y. M. C. A.
ing $19,000,000 for post-war activities
among soldiers and sailors.
Besides Dr. Mott the speakers in
cluded Bishop Luther B. Wilson o
! the Methodist Episcopal church, di-
reetor of the Y. M. C. A.'s religious
activities, rnd Dr. Robert E. Spear,
chairman ot the General War Time
Commission of the Churches. Rt.
Rev. Theodore Irving Reese, bishop
coadjutor nt the Protestant Episcopal
diocese of Southern Ohio, presided.
Dr. Spcer spoke on the need of
church work among soldiers. He des
cribed how communion was adminis
tered to men departing for battle and
said that th soldiers had appeared in
such numbers for the sacrament that
the wafer-! had to be broken in small
pieces and the last in line ddM Rly-
prcss the cl' jJace to their lips.
"These men were hot all Chris
tians," ho faid. "Some of them were
moved by the intensity of the mom
ent perhaps to a superstitious observ
ance. But at just that time they all
felt the need of God. It is to this
need that we must make answer."
The snow rollers appeared for the
first time 4 his winter, Jan. 13.
School commences again this week.
Church services were held here
The influenza cases are all recover
ing about l.cre though ii. some parts
of the town whole families; are sick
and hardly enough welhofye3 inthe
neighborhood to care for the sick.
A horse c wned by Allea Taylor and
driven by Jce Rodgcrs ran from the
Heights the other evening. After
smashing ilio sleigh and unloading
the driver, it was found after several
hours at Ficd Giles', with the brok
en shafts attached. Injuries were
Hugh Joner. is spending a month's
furlough with his uncle, Orrin Kit
tredge, from a camp in Florida.
There was v. double wedding at the
parsonage, Saturday evening, Jan.
11, when Ralph Lawson and Misa
H:it;p1 Kit1 -orlcro Will ViHwrlr.
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miss lieste- w nitman were united m
marriaga by Rev. A. E. Schoff.
Mrs. Clifford of West Danville vis
ited her dr lighter, Mrs. Leon Chase,
several days recently.
Mrs. Ed. Buck of Standard visited
hor parent.:. Mr. and Mrs. Flosom,
and Mrs. Burroughs and also her
brother, Leon Chase one day last
The food preservation census in
Windham county, which lacks reports
from a few communities, shows that
tiie women in 2,040 families, or about
50 per cen: of the housewives of the
Pftimtv mif in- vmstiist lmn f(f
nmn.ta f ,. '
son beside;. 2(y)B7 j of Jem Th
Put down iz,YS8 dozens of eggs,
There were left over from the previ
ous year 12,891 quarts of canned
The barge Kathleen, launched at
the Charlcstown navy yard this week,
was christened by 11-year-old Kath
leen Wilson, daughter of Captain A.
Wilson of the corps attached to the
yard. For the christening, Miss Wil
son used a bottle of Vermont cider.
The date of the annual dinner for
the mountain folk round about Rut
land has been set for Feb. 1.
"Flu" signs were placed on 14 res
idences in Rutland Wednesday and
the hospital has 51 patients.
Rev. Arthur Sargent of Pembroke,
Mass., has accepted the call to the
pastorate of the church at West
t 1- ' s