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WEEKLY CALEDONIAN WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5,
ELECTS MATT JONES
Vermont Boy Receives Big
Post at Most Critical
WENT TO SCHOOL HERE
Was Born at Waitsfield in 1871 and
Graduated in 1894 from
Matt B. Jones has been elected
President of the New England Tele
phone & Telegraph Company, to suc
ceed Colonel Philip L. Spalding, who
resigned to enter the Boston banking
firm of Estabrook & Company. Mr.
Jones assumes his new duties Febru
He has been connected with the
telephone organization for more than
20 years, r.rd, as first vice president,
for more than a year past directed
the affairs of the company during
Matt B. Jones
Colonel Spalding's absence on mili
He is a well-known alumnus of
Dartmouth and has served on the
Board of Aldermen of Newton, in
which city he has resided for many
Mr. Jones is a native of Vermont,
born in Waitsfield, May 15, 1871. He
was graduated from Dartmouth in
1894 nd was a member of the col
lege football team. In 1897 he was
graduated from Harvard Law School
and then entered the law office of
Frederick P. Fish.
Shortly afterward he joined with
two other Dartmouth men, Samuel
L. Powers and Edward K. Hall, and
formed the law firm of Powers, Hall
& Jones. One of its principal clients
was the New England Telephone &
Six years later Mr. Jones resigned
from this firm to enter the employ of
the telephone company as its coun
sel. On February 1, 1917, he was
made General Counsel and in October
of that year, when President Spalding
went abroad for service with the avia
tion section of the Signal Corps, Mr.
Jones was elected first vice president,
a director of the company, a mem
ber of the executive committee of its
Board of Directors and acting pres
He has a thorough knowledge of
the affairs of the company and is es
teemed by its entire operating organ'
ization. During the year 1918, when
there were extraordinary demands for
service, and at the same time special
need for economy and efficiency, he
made it a point to personally meet the
employees, through meetings held in
rf. -vnA 't5 ,
W gy 1 Wit. Ill lllOl (IUI1U JIlJIWl lllulilvll I
of the conditions and needs of the'
company and of his desire for a truly ve ULl" m l"
representative management. i ws postponed to this week Fn-
. Notwithstanding unprecendented on acco"n - y cfffP,in-r
difficulties of war-time conditions, the' Norman Bla!rt h.as bfe
respohse testified not only to the kbil- from scveral ,atta"ka ? &PPendlclt's
ity of the employees as an orgoniza- The fl"ota for I ea'ham, .,n tthf
tion unit in behalf of SPrvir.0 tn t,n menian drive was $95. Ihe total is
public, but also to their confidence in!?1?0 and "'V3 tmorlto tme m-
Mr. Jones ts a leader and their en
thusiastic desire to support him
every possible way.
CARD OF THANKS
I wish to thank all of the friends
ori ncVfcW., io
much kindness dring the sickness of
my late husband.
Mrs. Lloyd Richards.
London, Feb. 4 The strike situa
tinn af ninctrnnr fihnwrH furf-hpr im
provement today. Sixty per cent of,feclinT ? and are in hopes soon to
the strikers at Cathert Engineering sail for the good U. S. A.
Wm-v. anH n nnmhpr at Linthonse Frank Allen, who has been in
Shinvards returned to work. ShiD-
wrifthts at Govan have notified the
authorities they would resume work
tomorrow i protection be given them,
FOLEY KIDNEY PILLS
fOR BACKACHE K1ON&Y9 AND SLAUUtR
OF ADELPHI SCHOOL
DIES IN BROOKLYN
Registrar of Academy Would Have
Been Connected With It 50
Years Next Saturday
Miss Charlotte Morrill, registrar of
Adelphi Academy, and one of thi
best known educators in this city
died Jan. 19, in a sanatarium at
Bay Ridge, after a short illness. Miss
Morrill was born in St. Johnsburj
on January 9, 1841 and had been con
nected with Adelphi Academy for 5C
years, joining its teaching force wher
the academy was organized in 1869,
under the Board of Regents. Hei
home was at "07 Adelphi street. Thi
funeral services were held in Trinity
church and interment was at St.
Miss Morrill was a graduate oi
Mount Holyoke College, and was for
a number of years a trustee of that
institution, and for several years
was president of its New York Al
umnae Association. She came ti
Brooklyn after a period of teaching
m tne west, ana was at nrsv
an instructor in Lockwood's Academy
which later became the Adelphi,
where she first taught mathematics,
becoming later secretary to the facul
ty and later registrar of the academy.
The alumnae of Adelphi Academy
were making arrangements to cele- j
brate her 50th anniversary of connec- J
tion with the school on February 1. j
Miss Morrill had during her lonf, j
connection with Adelphi Academy!
been in various positions involving!
financal responsbilities, and the dis-;
charge of these duties had given her
an intimate acquaintance with the of
ficers and kept her in touch with all j
the departments. She hail, moreover,
a personal acquaintance with more of
the graduates of the academy than
any other person connected with it
and her interest in them followed
them out from the school into all
walks of life. Not only that, but hun
dreds of the graduates came back to
her whenever occasion offered for
friendly advice and an every ready
sympathy for their troubles.
The history of Adelphi Academy,
written by Miss Morrill in 191C,
shows not only an intimate knowledge
of the institution from its beginning,
but a remarkable memory on the part
of the author for even small details
that arc usually forgotten within a
few days after an occurrence.
Miss Morrill is survived by two
sisters, Mrs. Chapman of St. Johns
bury,, and Mrs. McCurdy, the wife of
the dean of Phillips Andover Acad-
Norman Blair, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Blair, of East Peacham.was
taken to Brightlook hospital Wednes
day for an operation for appendicitis.
He is getting on very nicely.
Mrs. Henry Bolton is visiting a
week at Danville.
Miss Stella Parker has been sick;
with a light case of influenza.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Stoddard on the arival of a
baby girl, Louise Madeline, Wednes
day, January 29. Mrs. Susan Mc
Laughlin is caring for Mrs. Stoddard
until her mother, Mrs. Haice, arrives
from New Bedford.
James Stevenson received on Jan.
20, a check of $193.69 from South
Peacham creamery, the amount due
horn from six cows for the month.
Who can beat this record?
Mrs. Joseph Guthrie, who is in
Brightlook hospital having had her
finger amputated to the first point,
is not gaining as fast as her friends
William Morse is quite sick. 1
Miss Mildred Hayward who teach-
at E. Barnet has Dcen aetainea
at her home here by sickness.
The Missionary meeting which was
1 1 1 1 J Inc. w. ..L- TT,.i
Marion Farrineton has been sick
and unable to teach at Peacham Cor
ner a few days.
Nearly every house at East Peach
am is down with the grip, but as yet
no one is seriously ill. Mrs. Floriman
,nas iaS- eorf Y'arK
is sick, also Mrs. Chester Clark on
Helen Sanborn has been
sick the past week, also Henry Howe
at the North Part.
Letters have been received from
William Allen and Charles Jennison,
who are overseas. They are well and
training at Pittsburf;, Pa., has receiv
ed his discharge from service and
reached home Thursday. He has re-
ceived his diploma from the Air Ser-
1 vice Radio school certifying that he
has suecpssfully completed the course
f0.r Radi0 Medhanics a Carnegie In-
Howard Blossom of Earre is visit
ing his brother, Frank Blossom.
Rev. Father Balford of WoodsvilU
was in town Thursday.
Mrs. Frank Wilkie of Lisbon i.
visiting Mr. and Mrs .J. A. Wilkie.
Arthur E. Smith was in Lyndonvillc
Thursday on business in connection
with the opening of his new store
'Saturday, Feb. 1.
Mr. and Mr.--. James L. MarDonald
to receiving congratulations on the
irth of a daughter, Friday morning,
an. 31, at the Moore Sanatorium.
A. L. Bailey has returned iroir
lurlington where he was called or
Mrs. Lena Tousant is visiting her
'aughter, Mrs. Amos Jones in Brat
Ieboro. The Mt. Pleasant Club met with
Irs. B. F. Rollins, January 21st.
'his club is composed of 15 women
f Mt. Pleasant street and vicinity
.'ho have mot once a week for sev
ral months for Red Cross and War
belief Work. Since last May, asic'
rom the Red Cross work they have
riced, tied and finished nine com
orters which have already been sen
o Belgium and have two more ready
o send and three in the making
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. McCrca of
!ie Spalding Neighborhood, received
m January 30 three letters from
heir son, Pte. Sidney W. McCrea
.'ho went overseas in April. His las'
3tter received was dated August 23
le is a Battalion Messenger and ii
omewhere in Germany.
A special meeting of the Easterr
Uar was held Tuesday night when the
district Deputy, Mrs. Nettie E. Rug
"lcs of West Burke, and F. C. Cut
:ng, Associate Grand Patron made
heir annual visitation to the Mystic
'tar Chapter, O. E. S. A supper war
erved at 6.30 to members of the
Chapter by the following committee
?. F. Palmer, F. L. Carr, Bert Mas
T, W . A. Astle, Gilbert Moyles
"ay Howard, Clayton Daniels ant'
V. E. Kellogg.
The ladies of the W. R. C. ha''
whist party r.t G. A. R. hall, Thurs
'ay night. There wer seventeer
ables, followed bv a dance. Therr
vere 35 couples attended.
A. A. Gile of Boston was a busi
ness visitor here Thursday.
Philin Racette has returned from
Frank Landry came home Monday
light from a ten days' visit in Bos
ton. Dr. Provost is about
a few days' illness.
Alphonse Gauthier who has been
' ill the past few weeks is a little
Mrs. Jennie Earnet of Concord war
a recent visitor of Mrs. Flora Biard.
B. B. Scribner of the Cross bakery
is in Bradford.
Gladys Farman and Mrs. E. D. Al-;
ger of Barton was here Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Whipple of
Lyndon arc visitors here.
John Simonds of the Peck Co., is
in Northern New Hampshire on bus
iness this week. 1
Mrs. H. P. Burpee of Lyndonvillc
visited here Tuesday.
Aner Roy is in Newport on busi
ness. Fred Simanton is home from Camp
Devens whore he was attached to the
Brightlook Hospital Aid Associa
tion sewinsj meeting will be held next
Monday afternoon, Feb. 10 at two
o'clock at the Nurses' Home. Dues
may be paid at this meeting. There
is plenty of sewing to be done.
About twenty girl friends of little
Miss Anna Francis Burke, daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Burke of 62
Summer street were entertained at
the Burke home on Saturday after
noon with a party celebrating the lit
tle girl's seventh birthday. The ar
ternoon wan spent in music and
nrames and refreshments were served.
Miss Anna Francis was the recipient
of many pretty and appropriate gifts.
ESTATE OF THOMAS A. SYMES
The undersigned, having been ap
pointed by the Honorable Probate
Court for the district of Caledonia,
Commissioners, to receive examine,
and adjust the claims and demands
of all persons against the estate of
Thomas A. Symes, late of Water
ford, in said district, deceased, and
all claims exhibited in offset thereto,
hereby give notice that we will meet
for the purpose aforesaid, at the
dwelling house of T. M. Keith in the
Village of Passumpsic, Vt., in said
district, on the 22nd day of February,
and 22d day of July next, from one
o'clock p. m., until four o'clock p.
m., on each of said days and that six
months from the 24th day of January,
A. I). 1919, is the time limited by said
Court for said creditors to present
their claims to us for examination and
Dated at Passumpsic this 30th day
of January, A. D., 1919.
TIMOTHY M. KEITH,
FRANK W. MaGILL,
Word has been received from Pvt,
Carl Birch, of the 57th Vt. Pioneers,
that he has arrived in New York from
France and is in a hospital in that
city, recovering from wounds receiv
ed in the leg.
HAS OPINION ABOUT
Contends that Wc Will Become Mere
Fif;ure-hsads Again in
Shall Ve'iv.ont go forward in the :
system of choosing its state official j
3i- j.hail it return to its packed con-j
vendors? No citizen appreciates and i
.oves his State more than I do and
.10 citizen appreciates more than I do
the opportunity to choose directly hi:;
State oiiiciiils. No citizen worked j
harder in favor of the direct pri- j
iiw.rics prior to its adoption than 1 :
Jid, for my friends remember thai 1 i
;cnt, at my expense by nail, litcra- '
wure pertaining to the primary sys- j
.em. If I remember well, the ques-;
.ion was seriously agitated in our ;
.state soon after the republican r.a- j
tional convention in Chicago at which '
Roosevelt i.nd his friends refused to ;
accept the verdict of said convention.
3ome of our most important news
papers and certain republican leader.,
recognizing the fact th.it packed cau
cuses and conventions were entirely
wrong, advocated the new system .
with the result that it became lav:
through a referendum. It is said thai
the present Legislature is inclined tc :
be reactionary .and if this is so, the
primaries will go. It means that wr
will be mere figureheads in a State
slcction. It means to us republican.!
thi'.t we mrst vote for candidates im-j
posed by a convention of a few hun
dred controlled by a few Many o!',
:hose In fi'vor of abolishing the pri
maries know right down in their
hearts tha: the system of choosing
candidates by direct primaries is log
ical, but the desire of controlling con
ventions r.i'her than be controlled by
the people i.ppears to be the motive.
Among thj few arguments brought
forward against the primaries we ;
hear of thj great expense in such a "
system and the fact that there arc iv
restrictions as to party line. Have
they forgotten the expenses of some
ot our vast conventions? Is it or U
it not possible to amend the primary
so that it will be an honcr-t systcir
of party organization? Had the oii
vinal bill four years ago been intact,
that part t !' the primry would not
exist today. The reason for changing
the bill at the very last moment has
never been clear to me. Foriy thous
and voters k the last primaries? avail
ed themselves of the opportunity
their own candi-:
dates. The rank and file of the j
; republican party favors and believed !
in the direct primaries and I am one '
oi tnem. l l-.ighly appreciate, as such,!mlr, t nir a mTTi-in
Mr. Editor, your strong editorial on TEAMS WELL MATCHED
the subject and I trust that the re-
publican members of the Legislature '
will safeguard the fundamental prin-; Rules Governing Games Insure Par
ciplc of our party. '
Respectfully, j ticipation of Large
J . I). BACHAND ;
St. Johnsbury, January 25.
The community was saddened Wed
nesday morning to hear of Mrs.
Aiken s death at the home of Haraco
Gleason's where she has lived withi
lier two little girls the past year and '
a half. Thev all have harl uttnpira
of influenza and Mrs. Aiken being'
overtircd pneumonia developed. She
had the best of care, but passed awav
Tuesday night. Mrs Aiken had made
a great many friends and all are
very sorry, especially for the two
little girls left motherless. Ruth,
aged ten, and Arlene, two years.
Mrs. E. L. Field has returned home
from Monroe, where she has been
working in the home of Freeman
C. B. Duncan has been in the
western part of the state on a busi
The influenzaites are all better so
that the quarantine has been lifted
and schools opened.
Miss Mae Liddle visited Priscilla
Bedell at Woodsville last Wednes
Miss Alice Phelps spent several ;
days at Harvey Phelp's in Barnet re-j
George Bailey spent Thursday
night at Woodsville and attended
"Hearts of the World."
Jack Winchester was the lucky
hunter last Wednesday and got two
A WOMAN'S RECOMMENDATION
Mrs. D. T. Tryor, Franklin Ave.,
Otsego, O.; writes: "Nine years ago
I was very much afflicted with kidney
trouble. I bought different kinds of
medicine, but all to no effect, until
one day I bought a box of Foley Kid
ney Pills, I realized so great a benefit
from the use of that box that I con
cluded myself cured of kidney trou
ble. I feel safe in recommending
Foley Pills to any kidney sufferer."
They relieve backache, sore muscles,
stiff joints, rheumatic pains and blad
der ailments. Sold Everywhere.
F0IEY CaiMRTIC TABLETS
tern Stomach Swet -Liver AcUve -Bowls Kejuler
i t mmmmsmmi s ii n,w -talk
K.J. KeynoUia Tol.iiii
Academy Officials Announce
Fine Series oi
The St. Johnsbury Academy Ath
iotic associacion have announced the
schedule for the inter-class basket
ball league; nd the rules to govern
'i'e schedule is as follows
'ek. 5 Seniors-Juniors ;
Feb- Seniors-Sophomores; Ju-
ircb- 19 Seniors-Freshmen; Ju-
Feb. 2G Seniors-Juniors; Sopho
March 5 Seniors-Sophomores; Juniors-Freshmen.
March 12 Seniors-Freshmen; Juniors-Sophomores.
March 19 Championship.
A few simple rtiles have been drawn
up by the executive committee of the
to govern the
contests. , The Oldrmobile company of Vcr-
All questions concerning classifica- mont( wholesale distributors, have
tion will be settled by the principal. ! caused to be established at 14 Rail
No student who has played in any 1 road street a ,.etaU b,anch anci seiTjce
first team game shall be eligible to:
play on class teams. j ' "
All contests by class teams must be 1
anctioned by the athletic association j
an(i KSLmes w;th outside team will be
finnced bv the class. !
These contests will be played at the
Y. M. C. A. at 3.30 p. m. and admis
sion" will be free to members of the
Academy and their friends.
It is expected that these games will
draw largi crowds if the interest
shown in the few preliminary contests
forro any basis for judgment as the
teams will be very evenly matched
teams will be very evenly matched
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om ,iti, 0j,,:fJ nf snlw anA
the seniors lose Wright who is a first i
team man r.nd therefor ineligible. !
One hundred and three little people j
ra'hprcd at the Museum class-room I
Pa'urday morning to listen to stories
."bout Animals in Other Lands. Next!
Saturday the subject for the Story
Hour will be "A Trin to Merico."
This talk will be fully illustrated both j
with pictures and with objects and
the Museum hopes to welcome a lave
audience of its young friends. Par
ents and teachers are also welcome
if they wish to accompany the children.
that just lavishes smokehappiness on
every man game enough to make a bee line for a
tidy red tin and a jimmy pipe old or new !
Get it straight that what you've hankered for in
pipe or cigarette makin's smokes you'll find aplenty
in P. A. That's because P. A. has the quality!
You can't any more make Prince Albert bite your
tongue or parch your throat than you can make a horse
drink when he's off the water! Bite and parch arc cut
out by our exclusive patented process I
You just lay back like a regular fellow and puff to beat
the cards and wonder why in samhill you didn't nail a
section in the P. A. smokepasture longer than you care
to remember back !
Buy Pr!r,ce Albert everywhere tobacco is xolJ. Toppy rwjf
tidy red tins, handsome pw.d and half patnui tin hamiMrsa'tJ
thai c!everh practical pound crystal glass humidor will, cportse
tnaistencr top that keeps the tobacco in such perfect r.cr.tl'licrt.
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Wii!8tor.-Sr.!c:n, FJ. C.
NM AUTO SEE1
State Manager cf Oldsmobilc Com
pany Announces Local
By E. B. Blossom, Manager of the
Oldsmobile Company of Vermont.
The war, which we hope will be the
last in our generation, has brought
about an d taught us many wonder
ful things,, one of the greatest of
these, wo believe, is the scientific
handling of transportation problems.
It is conceded by all thinking men,
that the brains of the allied nations,
and machinery, the last made possible
by the first, won this little old war for
us. The gicatest problem presented
1 was the transportation of troops,
guns and ammunition and food stutfs,
to e(jUip un(j maintain the standing
armies ol the world. 1 lie Ulds motor
' works and its subsidiary companies
! played an important part in making
possible the quick despatch of the va-
I rious materials needed, and while not
advertising or endeavoring to com
mercialize this fact, manufactured
huge quantities of war supplies in I
their line. From this wide experience I
and knowledge thereby gained, has ;
evolved the Oldsmobile Economy
Truck, which is now on the market.
1 anri ,.e.ulv fol. deliverv to thousands
0f progressive merchants in every line
j of endeavor
THE Iiisher the food prices, the greater the profit to the
farmer. Willi farm products now higher than at any
time for 50 years, every fanner should make his land pro
duce to the utmost. Uae Parmentcr & Polscy Animal
Fertilizers. They are reliable. They restore the plant
food carried away by previous crops because tiicy are
composed of DLCOD, MEAT, EONE and Chemicals. If
you need Pciash btry our 4JS POTASH fertilizers, guar
anteed to be Ya!cr-Soluble. Dart wait until the supply
is sold. Order Early. Write now for crop growing in
formation and the name of our dealer convenient to you.
Lccal agents wanted.
PARMENTERcSPOLSEYFERTILIZERCO., Boston, Mass.
Branch Consolldattd QtLiIf ring 0:
about smokes, Prince Albert
1 is geared to a joyhandout standard
station fo,- the display and service
of Oldsmobile passenger cars and
trucks, under the supervision of Mr.
J. F. Adams, where at all times own
ers and prospective customers will
find courtesy paramount and square
dcalin;? a part of our sales policy. We
only ask for cn opportunity to talk
with you on your motor problems,
and believe wc have a line of pas
sengre cars and trucks that will merit
your approval. Wc thank you.
Mrs. Fred Gray has recently pur
chased a fine pair of horses.
Ruth Bartlett visited at Eflie Win
Mrs. Effie Winchester is boarding
the Lower Stannard teacher, Mr.
"ii.;. Roy Blodgett helped Mrs.
Sumner Lcavitt part of last week,
but returned home Wednesday.
Delia Der.an is caring for her sis
ter, Mrs. Bertha Gochie.
F. F. Dezan has a new fine chest
nut horse which he recently bought.
Mrs. F. F. Dezan was in Greens
A daughter, Alma Ily, was born
to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gochie, recent
ly. Addie Gochie is working for Mrs.
Alida McLam went to St. Johns
bury on Thursday.
Harry Nelson and his daghter, Mrs.
Calvin Murray, are the latest influen
Charles Gibson of South Ryegate
! 1S Helping UCTWin MCKirahan get UP
bis winter wood. 1
: Mrs- C. F. Smith is suffering from
an affection of the heart
W. H. Nelson, who had a bad fall
n few weeks ago breaking and in
juring some of his ribs, is now able
to be about.