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The Biggest Newspaper Value for $1.00 a Year in the State of Vermont. Published Every Wednesday Morning at St. Johnsbury.
ESTABLISHED AUGUST 8, 1837
ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1919
F. B. JACQUES SOLD
$85,000 WORTH WAR
SAVING STAMPS HERE
Unique Record by Local Re
presentative of, Life In
$65,000,000 TOTAL SALE
Fifteen Hundred Clerks Did Won
derful Work for Various
In an interview with V. B. Jacques,
who has just returned from the
Annual Conference held in New York
by the Metropolitan Life Ins. Com
pany, we learned of the great work
done for the Government last year in
the sale of War Savings Stamps and
Bonds, by the employees of tins Com
pany. It is generally known that in
January If Jfc, this Company took up
on itself an obligation to sell through
its employees, $b:,000,()00.00 of War
Savings Stamps. This was considered
an impossibility not only by some
members of the Company, but by
other concerns. Howcvu, the work
was begun, and progressed slowly for
the first few weeks. In March through
proper organization, the sales began
in earnest, and by the end of August
the full quota of 85,000,000.00 had
been sold and delivered. It was then
decided to double the quota, making
the total $130,000,000, by the end of
the year. Sales continued until the
last Bond Campaign was launched,
when the Company was a; kcd to help
in the Bond Drive. They sold $1S.OOO,
000.00 of Bends. When this was over
the Stamp Campaign was continued,
and before the end of the year 5112,
000,000.00 of Stamps were sold and
delivered. This with the $18,000,
000.00 of Bends made $130,000,000.00
of government securities disposed of,
or double the allotment assumed at
the beginning of thu year. The
Company itself 'purchased $200,000,
000.00 of securities in Bonds and
Stamps. A s to the work clone in the
territory supervised by Mr. Jacques
we learned that tiie District's quota
was $61,000.00.. The actual sales
made by the representatives of the
St. Tohm.bury Staff in Stamps
amounted to over $80,000.00.
As to other activities of the Com
pany and its employees, they are too
numerous to give in detail. It may
be of Interest however, to know that
the Horns Office clerks purchased
materials and made after olUce hour.!
three million surgical dressing.; and
four thousand complete sets of un
dergarments for destitute women and
children in France. Three hundred
fifty clerks had the supervision of
the sugar cards for the state of New
York, -vhic'li comprised 25,000 grocery
stores. Fifteen hundred clerks gaw
their time every evening last year for
government clerical work. Then ex
pert stenographers gave all their
time. One physician gave his servic
es to canto.nnent sanitation through
out this country and distributed two
thousand health pamphlets, and an
other did fcimilar work in the allied
countries "i Europe.
Wh-jn asked what effect this had
upon the insurance business, wo
learned that, very little was said
about insurance, no drives for busi
ness were made, but at the end of
the year, the Cnmnany had done
about $100,000,000 move business
than nver before the 1oal business
amounted 1o over $8.12.000.000. The
Ordinary husincss in the State of
Vermont amounted to over $2000.
000.00. Business in St. Johnsbury
District in 1018 far excerrVd that of
any odor year, the tonl in Ordinnrv
alone being considerably over a half
Greene to be Guest of Vermont As
sociation Pelley to Sneak
(Special to the Free Press)
Montpelier, Jan. 27 The annual
meeting of the Vermont Press asso
ciation will be held here March 7 and
8, if hotel accommodations arc avail
able, according to President W. C.
An attendance of about 50 is ex
pected. The meeting was postponed
in order that the association could
have for its guest Congressman
Frank L. Greene, who will be able to
come in March, but could not do so
William Dudley Pelley, the short
story writer, will also bo a speaker
at the meeting, and will tell the news
paper men about his Siberian experi
ences. The meeting on the whole
promises to be rn interesting one.
Burlington Free Press.
OUR WANT y& PAY
A 7 IMWTftw.'
s. mil b nmarcziira
MES CITED FOR
irc&AICMIM h f Tift W 1
Lieut-coionei Alfred g. Aruoij Hon-
crcd by Gen. Pershing and
French War Office
One of the proudest men in St.
, John,bu,.v in these -post-war days is
Mr. Lynao Arnold of HI) Eastern!
Avenue and there is a Rood and val- j
id reason for his pride. His son, Al-i
fred, well-known to many local
young people, has heen three times j
cited in the despatches for valor on :
the field of battle. One of them j
comes from General Pershing for ex- j
traordinary heroism near Medah
Ferme, France, from the 4th to the
0th of last October; and the other
two from the French commander in
chief. Following are the decorations: j
Headquarters of the Armies j
of the East. I
Order No. 12,059 "D" (Extract)
a.. or,,-iiHnn nf ih niuvnl
Commander-in-Chief of the American
Expeditionary Forces in France, the
Mareehal, Commandcr-in-Lluet ot
the French Armies of the East, cites
in the order of the Army:
Lieut-Colonel Alfred G. Arnold,
'.Hh U. S. Infantry.
"During the operations of the
Blanc Mont, from the 3rd to the 10th
of October, he inspired his troops by
the dash and quickness of perception
with which he irrasned the changing
1:4-:.-, f r, f..I.- M. irtirn
((., ;nnTnit,...v lrnnwlo-hrp'to hilU. but they
in assuring the safety of the exposed j German dugouts before oOeying mm.
right flank of the feecond Division by At a public mass meeting held in
repulsing successfully massed coun-!the Armory Hall the plan was dis-ter-attacks
and maintaining liaison in cussec ami vote(i on. Every one
spite of very intense enemy machine : pl.csent vo.cd to mUcst Congress to
gun and artillery fire.'' cl;ilct a jaw in ilcror(iancc with the
Headquarters, 30 November, 1!)18. 1 pi.vn.
Commander-in-Chiet ot rrencn
Armies of the East.
L ieuter.ant- Colonel
Chief of the Personnel Bureau.
Lo Headquarters of the Armies
of the N. and N. E.
Order No. 11,728 "D" (Extract)
After approbation of the General
induce th , M cha C. in C. ofthe '
French A. mTes of the N. and the N. j
Commander-in-Chief of the A. E. V.
E. cites in the order of the Army:
Colonel A. C. Arnold, '
Ofli TI. . Tnfantrv: i
thp finest examnle
of heroism and of perfect judgment,
Always among them in the' first line,
,hi nrirnnized his position without the
slightest thought of danger. On sev-
oral occasions he personally led his
men to the attack under violent ma-'
chine gun fire, securing the capture
of macninc gun nesis anu strong
points. His calm and his presence of j
mind contributed very largely to the!
successes gained by the Second Bat- j
Headquarters, 20 November, 1918
Chief of the Personnel Bureau.
American Expeditionary Forces
France, 22 November, 1918,
From: The Adjutant General, Ameri
can E. F.
To: Commanding General, 2nd Divi
sion. Subject: Decorations.
1. The Commander-in-Chief, in
the name of the President, has award
cd the Distinguished Service Cross to
the following officers and soldiers tor,
the acts cf extraordinary heroism
described after their names:
Lieut-Colonel Alfred G. Arnold, 9th
Inf., No. 1209:
For extraordinary heroism in action
near Medeah Ferme, France, 4-0
This officer displayed the most in
spiring personal bravery and cool
judgment vnder massed counter-attacks,
heavy machine gun fire and in
tensive artillery barrage. Performing
many gallant acts beyond those in
the line of his duty.
onel Arnold held his lines, maintain-1
ed liaison under difficult conditions i
with the unit on his right, and at a
critical time repelled a serious coun
By Command of General Pershing.
A True Copy,
JOHN W. LLUFRIO,
Maior. A. G. D.
Fairbanks Bowling team came
home Monday from Sherbrooke
where they played the Sherbrooke
team three games, losing 150 pins.
BY OUR SOLDIERS!
National Headquarters Pre -
I , . n .
sent Their Request for
! Year's Pay
PUT BILL TO CONGRESS
Thinks Thirty Dollasr a Month Too
Small Pay for the
, , , , , . .
: fck in C'lwTT J 111 r"
ecipt ot the lollowmg letter from one
of our local boys who ha:-
junior mc mieuoman:
Do you know that the majority of
the men that joined the service this!
year at Norfolk gave up positions !
l paying them around !1;jU,ou per.
i month and some as much as $000.00
pm. month? Compare that with $"0
.. .,' , . T,
the service worked or fought night
and day for whatever the Government J
chose to pay them; they did not;
strike, neither did they get ten per
... ..1 rrl 1 1 1
CLiie pius iney vmy "uuyeu
The only record we have of the whole
company disobeying orders was that
one of our companies were charging
t., ri.,,. .,,! i, w
Some ncoule onnose the plan be-
j cause it will cost the Government
three f3) -billion dollar?., sayinp that
we :iro not able to stand it. Such
; tatiii ients are an insult to the flag,
tor our exports tell us that it would
have cost us over twenty-five (25)
billion dollars per year to have car
ried the war on several years longer
;-.nd they further state that we could
have financed it for a number of
years under ,our same Liberty Bond
plan. Now, taxes, don t faint, for
our generation could pay three (3)
billion oflfN by an average increased )
tax ol just one dollar per year lor
eacii person ot tne umicci owues.
Our great country is not bankrupv;
no, far from it. A vast amount
money wo have borrowed has been
invested in permanent improvements
and bonds of our Allies and should
we be disposed to do so we can collect;
the balance from Gei-many. Our,
government is better off financially j
than any government or institution I
in uie worm vouay.
Others oppose it, saying that it j
would put too much money in the!
hands of the irresponsible. Well,;
I when you hear a man talking like i
I that, ho cither docs not know what j
j class of men are in the service or ho j
j is one of those kind of men that ask-i
! 1 m son'sexempUonncardwhfle
front to defend humanity. i
There is no charity in this plan. It
will only give the men what they
have earned thrice and a very small
portion of what they deserve.
much would we have had if it had not
been for the men of .the service?
Would it be giving our service men j
a fair deal to only give them a onej
month bonus when their commercial
j competitors have saved a few thou
sand dollars for a rainy day, while the
gates of our national treasury were
swng wide open from necessity?
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS i
ROY F. SCOTT
Roy F. Scott died in Bangor, Me.,!11- Hadley of Bellows Falls has been
! promoted to the rank of colonel and
Saturday, Feb. 1. He had just re-1 , , , . command of the fit.st ,.e.
turned from France where he was in j
the 301st artillery. He was taken ill j
while vis-tin" friends in Bangor. J
Mr. Scott was born in Glover 28!
years ago. He was the son of Mr. I
nnd Mrs. Frank A. Scott. He was in I
business with his father until he went j
to war. Besides his father and mother
he is survived by two sisters, Mrs.
Fred Babcock and Miss Phcbe Scott
and one brother, Lindol M. Scott.
The funeral was held Monday after-:
noon at 1.30 o'clock from the home ;
and was private. The bearers were j
Amos W. Scott. Lindol Scott, Fred,
Babcock and Stephen C. Carpenter, i
Rev Dori F. Scott, officiated. Bunal
was in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
It's a cinch that the kind of wife
who'll have a match ready for her
husband's pipe hasn't got any kids,
FOLKS GATHER HERE
FOR BIG MEETING
Gassts of St. -Johnsbury In
Farmer's Day Gathering
Six hundred and seventy members
of the Caledonia County Farm Bu-
reau gathered in Pythian hall Tuesday
to hold the annual meeting of thci
organization. The hull was jammed
to capacity to hear the program I
which featured the annual report of!
Leland Wood, the county agent, and !
an address by Glen Seavey. !
i rive hundred sat down to dinner
! which was served by the following:
i Mrs. Sumuel Somerville, Mrs. Henry
I EHi. and Mrs. Harry Waite.
j The 111eetin)? opened nt 10ofl jn tha
'! morning n:d much interesting dc
1 tail about the work of the organiza-
tion was brought out. The exchange
profits sines August 13 have been
Tne next annual meeting will be
"Vr"1 Saturday in Jnc-
Directors. A. F. Stoddard. Sutton:
, W. P. Russell, Kirov; E. H Hallett.
i St. Johnsbury Center; E. C. Chandler,
i Watcrf ord : Geonre Perkins. Hard -
Jwick: W. A. Simpson, Lyndon: Fred
; irmuijfuu, j 'dimiiu ; jt j, JuowJs, 1
Waldnn: A. .1. Hin .in, st .Tnh.,..!
bury; Frank Shaw, !;a
The Woman's Depail
, , u......
tment of the
Caledonia County Farm Bureau met!
; February 4 in Pythian hail at
o'clock. Miss Uovthn I.po. PrprfrUnt.
; callt'l the meeting to order. Mrs.
! Alvin Hint, secretary, read report of
: the meeting when the ovganization
waK place, Jan. llie oflicers r.ow.oea and ra.i to itouser s siae.
! in effect are as follows: President,!
j Mjss licrcha Lee; vice-president, Mrs. ''
V P. Russell; secretary and treas-,
! urer, Mrs. Alvin Flint. i
Chairmen of the Advisory Council
j in the different towns in the county
arc as loliows: liarnet, Mrs. henry, ne would soon Do all ngnt. raean- There are three members of the
Roy; Burke, Mrs. Ira Hunter; West ' while nj?studt stood on one foot and ; Board of Trustees of the public
Burke, Mrs. Harris Fylcr; Danville t held his companion's leg while the funds of Middlebury College: Pat
Green and North Danville, Mrs. C. surgeon readjusted the dressing. trie " ' "" '
H. Kimball"; Went Danville, Mrs. F. j "Does it hurt much, old man?"A.
B. Million; .Grot on, Mrs. L. S. i asked the lieutenant. .. (Hoj
Blanchard; Hardwick, Mrs. E. B. Fay; "No, go ahead, sir. My middle1'
Kirby, Mrs. W. P. Russell; Lyndon, ' name is pain," said Houser. istr
Mrs. A. N. Wetherbce; Newark, Mrs. I The .-urgeon talked over the troub- N.
Porter Wallace; Peaeham, Mrs. W. B. j
Martin; Ryegate, Mrs. A. R. Bone;
St Johnsbury, Miss Florence Rouse;
Sheffield, Mrs. Harry Davis; Sutton,
Mrs. Charles Aldrich; Stannard, Mrs.
Jason Hutchins; Walden, Mrs. G. H.
Hazelton; Wheelock, Mrs. Will Hut -
chinson ; Wheelock Hollow, Mrs. War-,
r M .Hey. ,
Local Veteran Is Appointed
Major in State
(Special to The Caledonian
Montpelier, Feb. 1 Governor Cle
ment appointed, this morning, Mclvin
G. Morse of Hardwiek, as municipal
I judge to take the place of Clinton G.
Fi ye, who has been the incumbent
f01. the past two years.
Other appointments made today arc
Major Aaron H. Grout of Newport
to be lieutenant colonel and Capt.
Henry W. Ellis of St. Johnsbury to
uu major in the Vermont volunteer
militia. Rufus E. Brown of Burling
ton is appointed judge of the Burling
ton city court and Lt.-Col. Preston
giment of the militia.
Captain Henry W. Ellis of St.
Johnsbury, now Major, was born in
St Johnsbury and has always been
active in the militaiy organizations
of the tQWn Majol. Eis was captain
of Co. I). Vermont national cruard.
from Feb. !, 1898 to Nov. 25, 1904.
He enlisted June 1, 1891 as private,
was promoted to the rank of corporal
in June, 1594, was made sergeant in
June, 1895, first sergeant in June,
1S)6, first lieutenant in December,
1897, and captain in February, 1898.
He served through the Spanish war
as junior captain of the Vermont reg-
iment. In June, 1918 he recruited and
formed Co. G, of the Vermont volun
teer militia and has served as cap
tain of that organization since.
His many friends in St. Johnsbury
are n.ore than pleased at Major Ellis
well merited promotion,
LIEUT. TIERNEY j
BY THE WOUNDED!
Pvt. Houser of 314th Infan
try Proves a Fine Story
Rattling Good Hostpital
From "French and
dressing table of j
Lieut. Tiei-ney was being pushed
through the main entrance of ward ;
No. 18, and Private Houser of Ma- j
chine Gun Company, 314th Infantry, j
79th Division, who suffered a badly
shattered right foot, looked up, smil- j
ed and said:
"Hello, Doc, what can we do for
Now it so happened that Houser
! was the patient and Lieut. Tierney
1 the physician, so the latter replied:
"Nothing, my boy. I'm here to give
uuu m c-sniuj.:; tx juum .
A little while before Houser had
mc iiusiui u. lu ... git.....
of bed, and the
wounu, wmcn imu noi
i i i a
troubled him in weeks, was paining.
him so that he could scarcely hnd
comfortable position. Private Eng-,
stadt of the 1st Division, who bears!
l an ugly
i'v mark on his left leg from the
Soissons encounter, jumped out
"Let mo help you, Doc, said
Soissons hero, who hobbled over
Lieut, Ticrncy soon discovered
j Houser's recent hurt was not serious George II. Perkins of Burlington,
and reassured the Meade fighter thatgtate Geologist for two years. '
lea of the various fellows about him
and explained how they would be get-
ting along very rapidly soon
There was no need for an effort to
"brace them up." fne boys had all
the "pep" in the world. Houser was
looked upon by those about him as a
show all by himself. He told a story
of how his company was waiting
along a roadway swept by machine
gun fire when a sniper's bullets were
heard hissing over their heads every!
moment or so.
"Finally," said Houser, "one of our
men declared that ho would get the
sniper regardless of danger, so he
took his Browning gun and set it up
right in the middle of the road. He
had no idea where the German was
perched, but he turned his gun back
and forth and let the bullets go where
they would. Presently he cried,
'Look!' and we turned to the woods
nearby which ho was sweeping with
his fire and a German sniper was seen
falling from a lofty position to earth,
a victim of his courage and deter
mination." "How did you get yours?" asked
the "Y" man.
"Oh, I just tried to stop a whole
shell," said Private Romans of Com
pany. K, 0th Infantry, 2d Division,
who really had 14 wounds in him
when the surgeons stopped counting.
His legs are so badly hurt that he
does not try to do any going about.
He was unconscious more than two
weeks after being hurt.
"And what do you think? I met
my old sergeant," continued Romans,
a Kcntuckian, "and I had not seen
him since I left the company on the
firing line months ago. I was being
taken out of the train and put in an
ambulance at Disney the other night
When my old friend, Sergt. Conway,
was brought in and placed in the
same ambulance. He is in a private
room in ward 18 and was operated on
yesterday, but I think he is doing
Incidjntially, Romans cleared up a
situation regarding the charge that
American artillery was poorly trained
and killed many of their own side.
"They did fire on many of their
own men," said Romans, "but this
was not their own fault generally, as
the doughboys advanced beyond the
objectives marked ouf for them and
thus ran into the barrage. I was a
doughbov myself and know whereof
Houser declared that he was wound
ed by a high ernlosive Bhell on the
Verdun front and that Col. Oury and
his Meade bovs were advancing splen
didly when the shot came which laid
Houser and a number of his company
low. One of the eronp then told t
story of how a shell killed a mule and
left untouched another wiimal in the
same team, and the driver, too, went
unharmed. This was Enwtadt who
BUSINESS IS ON AGAIN IN
LEGISLATURE WITH MANY
MINOR BILLS TO THE FORE
Senate Confirms Many of Governor Clements Appoint
ments In Session This Morning With Many
Surprises to Local People
OVER THIRTY BILLS
HOUSE TODAY AND
Upper House Welcomes New Member, William P. Mc-
Killup of Burlington, Who Takes the Seat
Vacated by Senator S. R. Moulten
(Special to the Caledonian) J
Montpelier, Feb. 4 The following i
! appointments by Gov. Clement were
I confirmed by the Senate in execu-
, tive session this morning.
Eli H. Porter of Wilmington, mem-
ber of the Public Service Commission
for six year... , ,
! Bank Commissioner for two years.
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Pvollm M. Pelton of Richford, mem-
V' UUH1U ui ou.e.v.wr i ,
!' W. T. Slayton of Morristown, mem-
1 ber of Stata Board of Health for two
F. Thomas Kidder of Woodstock,
member of Board of Health for four
Stoddard Bates has been sent in for
reappointment as State Highway
Montpelier, Feb. 4 With over 30
bills introduced in the House today
and half i dozen in the Senate the
fifth week of the 1919 Vermont Legis
lature begins to make the session take
on a normal appearance; and more
new legislation may be expected be
fore the lawmakers take their next
, The legislators returned Monday
and last evening both Houses met
long enough to get rid of a good
sized amount of routine business.
None of the prospective laws in eith
er branch caused even a slight ripple
of excitement and the presiding offi-
cers and clerks worked harder gett-,
ui Liuu ti;u ueueiiuais uuni uiu tiic
The Senate welcomed a new mem-r
ber in the person of William &. Mc
ICillup, who was appointed to fiTl the
I vacancy caused by the resignation of
I Senator Sherman R. Moulton of the
Queen City, elevated to the Superior
bench by the Legis ature two weeks contain la).g.e centera of , t
ago. Senator McKillup was appoint- an(1 thore is not likely to be any se
ed chairman of the General commit- rious difficulty in 8oldiers ohtJng
tee and th.! committee on public iohs. Mdnv : ,JT'
make room for his new colleague,
and Senator Maurice giving up the
job of guiding the general commit
tee. Senator McKillup was also giv
en a place on the judiciary committee
and Senator Maurice was made chair
man of tha committee on municipal
corporations, considerable jockeying
being done by the committee on
standing committees to find suitable
Montpelier, February 3 Prospects
of the shortest session of the Vermont
General Assembly held in recent
years grow brighter day by day and
it would not be surprising, according
to those who have watched the
workings of the law makers for de
cades, if adjournment sine die occurs
just before the Marc h election, town
meeting day, the first Tuesday of
next month. There arc fewer bills
by far than were introduced in 1917,
or 1915 and 1912 for that matter, and
with the prohibition question settled
definitely and with both houses
strong for granting women the right .
to vote, very little prospective legis-
told the story and who wont through
the great triumph at Cantigny and
later at Soissons.
Homer declared that his command
er, Capt. F. F. Battles, was killed the
day before the signing of the armis
tice, and that he was a great soldier.
Lacey, a florist, who was in thfc 4th
Division, was wounded in the leg and
is doing nicely. He is a Washingto
nian, and intends soon to go back
with his father in the same business,,
INTRODUCED IN THE
SIX IN THE SENATE
lation appears on the horizon to.
cause an extended session.
According- to the rules Senators
cannot introduce any more individual
bills, the rule being that the measures
must be introduced or in the hands
! ? ITl""1" "L AT "
I uay ul rurn uury. ui cuurse mem
! are a few in the files of the revisers
'and otliPis mflv anneal from tima to
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; mile 1IUIII UIIlIIIILtccs UUI
Liiiit- iiujii i:uiiiiiiii.i.t:t;a um Liie ihuujl
will not oe as irreat as flurine- the
. " .
i onen nir davs. The same i
opening days. The same rule applies
! to the House onlv the memhprs of
that branch of the Legislature have
until tomorrow to get their ideas pre
sented to their fellow members in
Both houses meet at 8 o'clock to
night after the regular week-end va
cation and less than a dozen bills
will be presented in the House and
perhaps two or three in the Senate.
The present body' of lawmakers have
not given any indications of being
over anxious to "stick to their knit
ting" and work Saturday mornings
and Monday afternoons ps did tfi -body
of two years ago but op the oth-
pr hnrvl thiQ se"Mr hq tooa 4m "
lAtt vnis year the Senate has shewn
that it is for woman's rights tO; vote
by about two to one and seems tr be"
giving the women of the State , as
many franchise rights as can be given
them without an amendment to the
State Constitution, which amendment
cannot be effected this year.
The bill to allow drafted men to
draw state pay, ten dollars a month
for every month in the service . of
the country, has been introduced and
it is believed that it will pass both
houses without much debate. Gov.
Clement favored such action and ad
vocated it in his campaign last fall
and to the average person it seems
only fair that the drafted
men should have the right to the
money the same as the enlisted men.
It means considerable expense to the
state but possibly would be
well spent as it will aid many a ran
who has been discharged and is hav
ing trouble securing employment.
This state will probably not consid
er any measure looking to the finding
of employment for discharged sol
diers because the situation is different
m Vermont than in the states whioh
positions back and others will un
doubtedly be glad to return to or
take up farm work.
DEATH OF GORDON A. SMITH
Occurred at South Ryegate After
Short Illness with Influenza
South Ryegate, Feb. 3 Gordon A.
Smith, a well-known granite manu
facturer of this town, died Saturday
afternoon of pneumonia, following In
fluenza. Mr. Smith had been sick but
a short time and his wife and chili
are both ill with the influenza. He
is survived by Mrs. Smith and one
child, his mother, Mrs. M. S. McDon
ald, and several brothers, one of
whom was in business with him, an
other in France, and two in Granite.
The fureral, which was privapp.
was held from the home of M. s
McDonald Tuesday forenoon at 10.80
j with the Masonic service at the grave.
H. G. Spaulding, day clerk at the
St Johnsbury House, is back after a
six weeKs visit with his daughter.
Mrs. Lee Bates, at North Hartland.
The annual roll call of the Church
of the Messiah will be held February
5. A dinner will be served at 6.80
o'clock. Following the dinner a busfr
ness meeting will be held,