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THE MIDDLEBURY REGISTER, MIDDLEBURY, VT.
DECEMBER 29, 1922
Martri'a B! (
U 1921 VtSUHN NtVSPAPU lMlM
DON'T suppose two nosea
were ever pressed more for
lornly agalnst a wlndow
glass than those belonglngl
to Jerry antl Sally. If you1
were to look at thom fronr
the outside, in thelr front)
yard, for Instanco, they
would not seem llke nosea
nt all; you would suy that Jerry and;
Sally had small, white pears on thelr
faces, aud pretty squnshed pears at
that! This ls what a window-glass
dos to two chlldren who have tho
whooplug cough and aro standlng as
closely as possible ugalnst the nearest
thing to gettlng out a window.
Jerry dug hls flsts down Into hla
pocketa and looked ns cross as a baar.
Sally bllnked very fast to keep the
toars from rolllng down her cheeks,
and her two plgtalls qulvered unhap-
"We'H inlss the party and the games,
and the goodles . . . and every
thlng!" she walled.
"I don't care ahout the old party!"
doclared Jerry scornfully. "What I
want ls to get out and make a snow
man. Look at all thls perfectly good
anow golng to waste! I call It a
abame !" And you would have thought1
by hls tonowkt all bllzzards were ln
vented for the express purpose of glv
lng little boys the opportunlty of play
iag In it.
"Mary Handall's going to wear her
new plok dress and her slippers!"'
sniffed Sally, "and I have a red dress
and new slippers to-o-o!" Thls last
thought wus almost too much, and one
large teur dld manage to turable over'
and dowti her cheek. Jerry pretended
not to see It. Perhaps he was having'
trouble wtth hls own eyes, though of
course boys never cry, not even when
tomorrow's Christmas and everythlng
a spolled because of whooping cough.
"Mother sald we should have to have
a party by ourselves and make be
llove that lots of people eame to it,"
Terv grunted. He dldn't care much
for tMH make-believe stuff too sissL
fled. "Let's sit down ln front of the
open tlre," suggested Sally, "and tell
storie.s. I'tn tired of looking out of
tlie window. IVrhittis something nice
wi.l hnppcn; who can tell?"
So the two childrrn settled thein
seives iu front of the tlre. Tliey drew
ui two low stools and they oach sat
wlth th-Mr clbows on thelr knces and
thelr cliins in their hnniN. It was very
svann and (ms.v. The logs crackled and
spp.ttetvil ns though they were dolng
thelr lt.st to cheer ollier people up,
Hiid the d.incing ihtmes had a regular
pnnide up and down the wood. lt was
"I Call It a Shame!"
,(.' afternoon aml growlng a little
S'Uddenly Sally's piL'tnlls stuck out
'n.ight liuhlail her in -nrpri.se.
'"Vhiit's that?" shc whNpered, and
:.er eyes were blg saucers.
"Where?" asked .Jt rr, a little star
"I saw Miiuethlng white flit in at the
"So dld I."
T:ie children looked cautiously
arrind. Xothing was to be seen.
Just an ordinary room. a brlght fira
an: two chlldren in froni nf it.
"J'uniiy " nni.seil Sally.
There wus the falntei ru.-tle by tho
iie. k on the mantel. It sminded llka
sncwllakes lalklng together.
"There! I heard sonictbing again!''
Roth rhlldren stared at the clock,
for that was where the sound came
I was iulte dark by thls time, ex
cept for the llght from the logs. so it
wat nutural that Jerry aud Sally dld
One of Noah's Pets.
lt was swampy around Denver 2,
000,000 years ago, accordlng to I'rof.
J. D. Flgglns, dlrector of the Colo
rado Museuni of Natural History. The
traveler who wants to huhnob with
the monsters of long ag can do so In
the clty park collection, in Denver,
where the skeleton of an anitnnl close
ly related to the present-day rhlnoce
rous ls on exhlbitlon, one-half of lt
covered wlth an Itnltatlon hlde.
The world's largest mail terminal,
tocated in Chicago, is completcd and
has been turned over to the postoffice.
It is two blocks long and six stories
high. Chicago is the mail transporta
don center of the United States. The
not at Orst see the little peraon
perched on the edge of the mantel.
"How do you do?" asked a tlny
rolce. It tlnkled llke a falry sleigh
bell. "Mercy!" exclalmed Sally.
Jerry Just wlnked hls eyes vory fast.
"Hore I am up by the clock," tlnkled
the volce agaln.
And sure enough, there she was In
deed! The chlldren saw her now. A
woe, slender blt of a thing about the
slze of a sweet pea. And she was the
whltest creature you could lmagine.
Snowflake ruflles wlth crystal trim
mlng, Iclcle jewels ln her halr, and
eyes brlght nnd frosty as stars.
Jerry and Sally gasped. Sally
wanted to Jurap up and hug her, But
you can't do that wlth a Snow Falry;
she'd melt all to pleces in your llngers,
and then where would you be?
"I have come to pay you a little
call," laughed the falry, "becanse I
llke to talk wlth chlldren who are 111
and can't go out. I just came from a
house down the street where a baby ls
'cutting a tooth. Such a cunnlng baby !
I played hlde and seek under ita chin,
and you should have heard hlm
Away They Went.
gurglo : He forgot all about that tooth
that was rnaking so muck fuss about
coniing tbrongh. I left hlm klcking up
bJs heels and crowlng like a young
3ally and Jerry laughed.
"Shall I dance for you?" asked tho
Snow Falry politely.
"Oh, yes!" beseeched the cliildren.
Up jumped the white little person,
and ln the rwinkllng of an eye she had
begun. The children never saw such
dancing In their llves. Never!
The Snow Falry plrouetted on top
of the clock ; she whirled llke a crystal
rism. She Jumped down and made a
low bow to a chlnn shepherdess. and
then the shepherdess threw away her
croek and danced wlth the falry. Away
ithey went, whirling and bobbing and
turnlng and dlpping. They jumped
lover vases; they peeked out'behlnd
lliirtiircs, they falrly ilew through the
iilr until you could not tell which was
the Snuw Falry and which the china
Jerry and Sally clapped thelr hands
and laughed untll they eould laugh no
lotiger They forgot all about parties
and new slippers and maklng snow
men. Then the strangest thing happened.
They could not see the Snow Fairy at
all. She wasn't there. and if you'll
belleve tue, the china shepherdess was
standlng stiflly In her old spot as
though she'd never had a thought of
moflng in her life.
"Deur me:" sald Sally ruhblng her
"Dear me!" sald Jerry, rtihlnng hH
Mother came in soon after that She
stood siniling down upon thein.
"Moth you cliildren were sound
nsleep on your stools when I was in
here before. Do cotne and have sonie
thing good to eat. I have a little party
all ready for you."
And Sally aud Jerry never sald a
word ahout the Snow Fairy. But they
were as cheerful as cherubs the rest
of the duy.
Compass Plant Western Product.
On the prairies and plains of Utah,
Texas and southern Minnesota there
grovs a wonderful plant which has
proved useful to travelers wandering
ovei tliese vast traets of couutry. It
is ealled the compass plant, or pilot
plant, because of a peculiarity Iu the
prowth of the leavos, which grow al
ternately along the stalk, nnd point
prccHcly north anil south.
The Indlans followed the direction
given thein by th(se pointing leaves,
and told the white men ahout lt.
This plant belongs to the family of
the Coinpositae, and looks very much
llke the sunflower. lt has a strong,
resinous odor, soiuewhat like turpen
tine, and sometimes got-s by the naine
of "turpentlne plant."
Whato'a Breathlng Apparatui.
Coneernlng the breathlng appnratS
f the whale an emlnent naturalirt
says: "The wlndplpe does not cora
munlcate wlth the inoutb; n hole ls,
as It were. IioipiI rlcht thnmgh the
back of tlu' lieail."
parcel post traffic for the month of 1
Oclober alone totaled over 22,000 tons. i
THE ANNUAL MEETING
PATRONS CO-OPERATIVE FIRE
is called to mect at
GRANGEHALL, MIDDLEBURY, VT.
Tuesday, January 9, 1923,
At io o'clock
All policy holders arevoters and are
invited to attendlthe meeting.
VVILLIS N. CADY. Pres.
ABRAM W. FOOTE, Sec.
MIDDLEBURY. VT.. DEC. 22, 5U3
Miss Alta Corley of Putney is at
home for the holidays.
R. C. Willey of Albany, N. Y.( pass
ed Christmas at C. D. O'Bricn's.
Erwin K. Hasseltine of Saxton's
River Academy is at home for the hol
idays. Frank White and Miss Ethel White
of Burlington were guests of relatives
F. A. Laparl has arrived from Geor
gia with a new engine for the Bristol
Miss Bernice Garrow is at home
from her school in Forestdale for the
Misses Florence Richardson and
Wilva Atkins left Tuesday for Florida
to pass the winter.
W. H. Edmunds of Burlington spent
Christmas with his parents, Dr. aud
Mrs. G. F. Edmunds.
Ridley Norton of Proctor is spending
the holidays with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. C. Norton, and family.
Nichols and Bernard Bosworth of
the U. V. M. are spending the holidays
with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. R.
John Guinan and family of Hartford,
Conn., spent Christmas with Mr.
Guinan's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. R.
Guinan, and family.
Miss M. A'. Bosworth returned to
Middlebury Tuesday after spending
Christmas with her niecc, Mrs. L. M.
R. Denio, and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Sumner of
Springfield are at the home of Mrs.
Sumner's parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. P.
Smith, for Christmas.
Misses Myrle Bristol and Kathryn
Levam, Hugh Mullings and Edwin
Beebe of U. V. M. are spending the
holidays at their homes here.
The many friends of Mrs. C. C. Cur
rier, who underwent a serious operation
at Washington, D. C, last week, will
be pleased to know that her family
have hopes of her ultimate recovery.
The funeral of Richard L. Delong,
who died at his home in Taylor Ave
nue Saturday night, was held Wednes
day at his late home and was private
as Mrs. Delong is in a critical condi
tion. Mr. Delong was a veteran of the
Civil War and is survived by a widow
and three children, George Delong and
Mrs. C. W. Shattuck of this village and
Mrs. Charles Lafayette of Ripon, Calif.
Rev. Chauncey Beeman, who has
been a very successful pastor of the
Methodist church at Grand Isle, goes
next week to Boston, where he has a
pos;tion in the Morgan Memorial
Methodist church, one of the largest
institutional churches in the East. Mr.
Beeman's work will be among the men
who apply to the church for aid, a
work for which he is especially fittcd.
In addition to his work, Mr. Beeman
will take a course im Boston University.
He was obliged to give up his work at
Grand Isle because Mrs. Beeman could
not endure the winter climate
A tourist in passing through four
states recently was required to purchase
fpur different sets of lenses that his
headlights would comply with state
laws. Uniformitv iu highway regula
tion is needed.
Arthur Piper has a radio put up at
Albert Dow of Pittsford was a week
end guest at E. S. Cross'.
The community Christmas tree at
the church was well attended.
Stella Cross is home for a week's va
cation from her school in Pittsford.
Louise Elmer of Middlebury College
is at home for the holiday vacation.
Helena Palmer of Northfield, Mass.,
is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. John
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Bristol and fam
ily of Burlington were at the home of
their parents for Christmas.
'Mr and Mrs. Manley Marshall of
Whitehall, N. Y., were Christmas
guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Clark.
Raymond Noonan of New York and
Hazel Noonan of Buffalo are the guests
of their brother, Charles Noonan, and
The Home Detnonstration meeting
at Mrs. R. N. Warner's, was cancelled
and will be held at time of regular Jan
Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas went
to New Haven Tuesday to attend the
anniversary wedding of Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Thomas Iveton of Keene, N.
H., has returned to her home, having
spent a week with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. L. P. Tracy.
The sehools are closed for two weeks.
H. H. Bowen has returned to
Otto Butterfield has moved to the
Tim Jennett of Warren is spending
a few days here.
Herbert Jackman was at home from
Bristol for Christmas.
Minnie and Lila Ciishman are at
home from Middlebury.
iL. A. Jackman and L. H. Rhodes
were in Bristol Tuesday.
Gwynne Beane of Boston, Mass.,
spent Christmas at his home here.
Henry Palmer of Vergennes is at his
aunt's, Mrs. 0. II. Bostwick, this week.
Mrs. D. E. Carlin and daughter,
Ruth, are in Troy, N Y., for two weeks.
Daniel Ralph, who is working in
Massachusetts, is spending a few days
with his family in Warren.
W. E. Pierce took his daughter, Car
rie, to the Mary Fletcher hospital at
Burlington for treatment Tuesday.
The Christmas tree at South Lincoln
was well attended last Fritlay night.
The teacher, Miss Carrie Pierce, re
ceived many presents.
Miss Jane F. Hall and Ernest F.
Sanderson were married at Hartland
Nov. 30. Miss Hall was a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Hall, formerly of
The reputatiou that Americans are
the greatest meat-eating people in the
world i-i not sustained by the facts.
The principul meat-eating nations of
the world, in order of pcr capita con
sumption, are Argentine, Austr&lia and
New Zealand, with the United States
standiug fourtli. There has been a de
cline in recent years of the per capita
consumption of meat in the United
Begins Wednesday Morning,
i Advanced notices have bee,n
mailed to all our friends. If
you have not received yours
i phone or write us.
Announcements are always welcomed by the buying public because
they know it means
not just blustering advertisements.
EVERY DEPARTMENT INVOLVED
even tailoring. For prices and further particulars see Burlington
Free Press and Burlington Daily News, Tuesday, January 2nd.
States. This is largely attributable to
the high retail price of meat which has
increased out of all proportion to the
price obtained by the farmer for his
livestock and the price at which the
packer and wholesaler dispose of the
meat to the retailer. The reaction of
this decrease in consumption of meat
is beginning to be evident in the de
crea.?e in the production of livestock.
Zebras are to be bred on a farm near
Miltbrook, New York.
Are Your Savings Being Invested
Where They Will Brinq You More
Than The Usual 4 Per Cent?
In other words, are you investing your money so that
in the years to come the dividends will be sufficiently
large to furnish you with the means to purchase the ne
cessities of Iifc without having to pinch yourself ?
WHY NOT INVEST WHERE YOUR SAVINGS WILL
BRING YOU 7 PER CENT? The Holbrook Grocery
Company of Keene, N. H., are offering at $100 per share.
$300,000 of Their 7 Per Cent
Cumulative Preferred A Stock
to investors who must look ahead and invest their savings
so as to get as large a return on their money as possible.
THE NEW ENGLAND AUDIT COMPANY, Certified Public
Accountants, has prepared the balance sheet of the Hol
brook Grocery Company, and adjusted the statement to
give effect to this financing and based on an appraisal of
the fixed assets by the United States Appraisal Company,
the net tangible assets, will be for this Preferred A Stock:
Equivalent to $242.99 Per Share
Although not included in the above figures, the good
will and established business of the Company are very
$ioo, Si,ooo or $io,ooo invested in this 7 PER CENT
PREFERRED A STOCK, par value $ioo, should proVe a good
investment for the most particular and careful buyer of
With business prospects growing brighter every day,
why not invest now ? Start the New Year Right.
Make all checks payable, and direct all inquiries to
The Holbrook Grocery Company
St. James & Lamson Streets Keene, N. H.
158-159 College St.
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