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THE WEEKLY CALEDONIAN
The liiffgcst Newspaper Value for $1.50 a Year in the Slate of Vermont. Published Every Wednesday Morning at St. Johnsbuiy.
ESTABLISHED AUGUST S, 1837
ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1920
83rd YEAR- NUMBER 139G
Lyndon Arnold Thinks It;
Was Not Named for
I am writing: this to correct nr.
ciTor in the history of this town in I
which 1 am interested and I fully be
lieve that I know as much about as
any one living. 1 am a straight line
descendant of Dr. Jonathan Arnold,
tho founder of the town. And I
think 1 can prove to nil fair-minded
people, especially all who have read
J)r. Ediard Kaii banks' History of
St. Joh.isoury, that he has made an
eiyor which 1 wish to sec rectified,!
about how the town got its name. I
always had great respect for Dr. I
Fairbanks and he was one of my host !
friends anil I think was probably sin-
cfcre in his belief in what Mr. .Stevens j
told him and when ho got his mind
fixed it was hard to change him. lint
I have discovered that many histoii-j
nns make history if they don't know i
anything about it and they want to
get by, especially if it has never been
made public. And knowing what I do
in this r.iattcr it looks to me to be a
great bi r bluff, to keep up a histoiic
reputathn and jet by.
Dr. Fairbanks in his preface says
that h.' wrote Mr. Stevens that he
was writing a histoir of the town and
would like to visit him and get what j
data ho could. Mr. Stevens invited I
him to his place, reciting that old gag
about eating in the dining room three :
days, showing that he did know i
(some ancient history alright.
And later Dr . Fairbanks went over
and made him a visit.. Of course as !
ii historian it was necessary to have
a full knowledge of how the town ;
got its i ante and as it had not bienj
publi .he 1, he evidently hit upon aj
name that looked good to him, and j
probably had aged paper to write a !
nico letter for St. John do Crevecoeur, ;
unknown to any one this side of the
stall. Tt evident lv Innked (v-,nil in him I
if he could only get by with it which
ho did with Dr. Fairbanks. Now I
will refer to a few things. In Dr.
Fairbanks book on page 21 he tells
the true' history of how the town got
jjfc-iiarae, which he calls tradition,
and, 1t was not only tradition but a
fact. And when Dr. Fairbanks got the
letter. J'roin Mr.. Stevens in 18C0, my
fatlier, who was bom March 31, 1801,
wa;livint-: and died Feb. in, 1871. His
father, William C. Arnold, came here
itlxi787 and my grandmother came :
with' t.iem' also, and she lived until
lfifiO; so that thf tradition did not J
have, to be carried down many years, j
Itu&'wheii the great self-styled his- j
lorinn in his important way handed
Dr. ', Fairbanks the letter, evidently
written for the occasion, probably on j
wSll-aj-ed paper, and remarked "That !
v.ill,: tell you where you got your j
natae." that evidently set' led :t with
Dr; Fairbanks. .
f Vill call your attention to page
24i' jfi, Dr- Fairbanks' book showing
date of that letter (please keep
dut$ i-i mind), May "1, 1785, a little
before the town was settled, also on
pa' bi, an item taken from a paper
called, the Orange Nightingale and
rftwb'ury Morning Star, dated Aug
r more than eight years
before St. John de Crevecoeur wrote
his, letter to Ethan Allen. The item
tells of a woman being mutilated and I
killed up at 'St. Johnsborough. This
name is also referred to on page 16,
where one Moses Little who was in
terested in the Dunmore Grants in a
petition the General Assembly Oct
ober, 1787, refers to the more recent
ly acquired land in Littleton, Cyi-
(Conlinucd on page 2)
means using judgment
and prudence in mak
ing your purchases.
moans putting a few
dollars in the Wells
River Savings Bank
each week for your
4 Per Cent Interest
Unanimous Action at Special
Village Meeting: Friday
At an rnthu.-iastic special v.liage
meeting in the Si. Jo) nsbury Tov n
Hall Friday night it was unat.imous
lv voted to exempt the new thirl fac
tory of Tauher, Lipton & Co., from
taxation for a period of 10 years.
Charles W. Steele presided as the
village president and the call was
read by the village clerk. Preston E.
Tho following resolution was intro
duced by Arthur F. Stone: Resolved,
That the village of St. Johnsbury ex
empt for a period of ten years from
the first day of April. 1020, so much
of the real estate, machinery and
prnpoj'ty of Tauber, Lint on & Co.,
as shall be used in and about the
making of shirts, provided said Tau
ber, Linton & Co., come to St. Johns-
bury and uce.nire, ( quip, maintain tt-'i
operate a shirt factory within th
village of St. .Johnsbuiy at some time j
during the year 1920. I
This resolution was seconded by !
F.dwanl G. As.selin and supported by
Mr. Stone, Mr. Assclin, Dr. C. A.
Cramton and L. N. Sinythe It was i
then unanimously adopted.
Mr. Stone spoke of the extensive
plant of Tauber, Lipton & Co., stating
they had 23 factories in New York j
state, Pennsylvania an. I New i-.iitf-I:m.l.
I.e. said I!. H. Neil, the man
ager of several of the Vermont plants
had eonie If from Kane twice and
had decided to take one of the vacant j
Hooker building" and start a .-hirt j
factory early in March.
President Assclin cf the Coiunier- i
cial Club told the voters present what j
the Tauber, Lipton & Co., hid done
in Rutland and how they were com-j
ing to smaller communities because (
of better labor conditions.
Dr. Cramton r.pcke of the ndvant- :
ages of new industries in St. Johns- :
bury and said he was hearlny n
vor of the pat sage of the resolution.
Mr. Smvthe said that the Tauber,
Lipton & Co., had leased the buildi'vj '
of the Hooker corporation anil lij
passage of the resolution would not ;
exempt the building from taxation, j
He' said that Mr. Neil was a most j
timable gentleman and he was glad j
to welcome such men to St. Johns-1
bury. He said Mr. Neil hoped to
start the factory with 100 hands, b"
there was no limit to the number that
could be employed at the St. Johns
bury factory, as the product of the
23 factories, until October of tho
present year was already all sold. Mr.
Sinythe then outlined some of the dif
ficulties with labor in the large cities,
after which the meeting adjourned.
Notes from the
Miss Bertha Hodgkins, tho teach
er in the sixth grade of the Summer
street schools, concludes her services
and will return to her home in Lewis
ton, Me. Miss Hodgkins expects to
be married soon. Mrs. Bailey F. Fol
lcnsby will take her place for the re
mainder of the school year.
Miss Ada Anderson, the teacher in
the fifth grade, has been called home
by the serious illness of her mother,
A meeting of the teachers in the
village wa.i held Wednesday after
noon to plan for observing next week
as thrift week. Mrs. George C. Cary
and J. H. Brooks of the school board
addressed the meeting.
Miss May Lynch, representing tho
Palmer method of writing, visited the
schools this week giving model les
sons and demonstrations hi penman
hip. Miss Lynch also addressed the
teachers on penmanship.
L. II. Baxter has a book in the
printers' hands on bird houses. The
book will be published by the Bruce
Company of Milwaukee, the well-
known publishers of manual training
George C. Felch Given
Tuesday evening tho vestry of the
Church of the Messiah was the scene
of a gay party when the parish came
together to honor George C. Felch,
deacon of the church, on the occa
sion of his fiftieth birthday anniver
sary, inveigled into coming to the
church on the pretense of a special
choir rehearsal. With some grumbl
ing Crtrn'rvn el.it. I,.. 1 4Yi. .I......1.
with a bundle of music under!
his arm large enough to choke a
camel. Great was his surprise when
he was greeted by the shouts and
laughter of his many friends who
He was conducted to a tabic where
a mammoth cake with fifty candles
rested. Ice cream, macaroons, lady
fingers, etc., were served, a musical
program was listened to, games and
dancing were indulged in, and Mr.
Charles French on behalf of the
chorus choir, and the parish present
ed Mr. Felch with a watch charm,
and a Shakespcrian birthday book.
The committee in charge of the af
fair consisted of Mr. and Mrs. CVins
French, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Camp-!
v.i. .. . , I
Look Forward To Next Saturday
As A Great Shopping Day
IX ALL THE STORES
Saturday, March 6th
NEXT SATURDAY IS COMMUNITY DOLLAR DAY. Thurs
day and Friday's Caledonian-Record, will contain pa s packed
solid with Dollar Day offerings. Merchants mQjr ..-ting as
never before to offer the most Unusual Barc!
at any one time.
FOR XMAS SALE
Vermont Tuberculosis Ass'n
Awards Honors for
Kach year tho Vermont Tubercu
losis Association presents two ban
ners for the highest per capita sale
of Christmas Seals, one to the town
or city over five thousand population,
the other to the town of less than five
thousand. In the first class St. Johns
bury wins tho banner with Benning
ton a close second. St. .lohiisbury
sold r5,00'J seals, (i.7!) per capita,
Bennington 58,251, G.7 seals per cap
ita. These, two are the highest per
capita records in Vermont. In the
second class Brandon wins by selling
14,2".",, 5.24 per capita.
Mr-s. Margaiet Ileywood had
charge of the sale in St. Johnsbuiy.
l'rofessor D. W. McClelland in Ben
nington and Miss Florence Mosher in
North Bennington. Collins of
the firm Collins & Needham in Bran
don. The success of the sale was due
largely to the help of the teachers and
The total sale will amount to about
$7,0(11). This is not quite as much as
the sale in 1017 but is more than
was expected for lato in November
the original plan n have a drive to
raise $50,000 was postponed and but
little time was left to organize this
Tho VI. Tuberculosis Association
is engaging three nurses who will re
ceive ten weeks special training in
Public Health work and a physician
who will be an expert consultant on
Tuberculosis. The physician will lake
five months for intensive study on the
diagnosis of tuberculosis.
The Christmas seal money will fi
nance the work of " Association un
til July 1st. Before tha,t date the
postponed financial drive will be put
on for the purpose of raisin"- funds
to carry out the full plans for the
prevention of tuberculosis in Ver
mont. Gives Date for
, The Commissioner of Taxes John
M. Avery has announced that the
meetings for instruction of listers will
be held this year at one o'clock p. m.
on the days and at the places desig
nated in the following schedule:
Newport, March f)th, 1 p. m.
St. Johnsbui y, March Kith, 1 p. m.
Island Pond, March 11th, 1 p. m.
Brattleboro, March Kith, 1 p. m.
White River Junction, March 17th,
1 p. m.
Montpelier, March 18th, 1 p. m.
St. Albans, March 19th. 1 p. m.
Bennington, March 2:1., 1 p. m.
Rutland, March 24th, 1 p. m.
Burlington, March 25th, 1 p. m.
Some of the people who won't con
sent to have any money spent on
playgrounds, aiv the same ones who
kick because children play in the
streets and get in the way of their
Watch Thursday's and Friday s Ionian
Special Sales at all the Stores
Spent One Day In ;
Chittenden County Jail ;
Ashley T. Bean of St. Johnsbuiy,
Thonia;; V. O'Brien of Mnrshfield and
Hector J. .Hamniell were sentenced
i Thursday by Judge Ilarland B. Howe
in the Federal court at Burlington to
one day each in the- Chittenden coun
ty jail at Burlington for failure to file
their questionnaires under the army
draft law. " These questionnaires'
were received before the armistice
was signed but they were returnable
after that date. The men said that
thy did not think it was necessary to
return the papers after t'ta armistice
PRESSING THE BRAIN
Dr. Allen Performs Unusual
Operation on John S. Ely
of West Charleston
! Dr. John M. Allen has successfully
performed a very delicate and unusual
operation upon John G. Ely of West
Charleston by removng a small por
tion of the skull which caused a
pros.-ure on the brain. The opera
tion was performed at Brightlook
Hosuital. St. Johnsburv. on Monday
and Mr. Ely is now resting very com
fortably. His brother-in-law, W. W.
Blodgett of Newport was in St.
j Johnsbuiy during the day.
It will be rememberer! that Mr.
I Ely sonic weeks ago fell down stairs
! striking on a concrete floor and sus
' taineil very serious injuries at the
Creamery of which he was manager.
Sudden Death of
Mrs. Emma Montgomery
Mrs. Emma Montgomery died of
heart failure early Thursday evening
just as she harl reached the reception
room of the St. Johnsbuiy Hospital
where she had gone on account of a
sudden ill turn. She had wa Iked up j
the long steps to tho hospital from I
Cherry street and was intending to
attend Dr. Rees' evening seivicc. !
Mrs. Montgomery was horn in St.
Johnsbury Sept. 20, 180(5, being the
daughter of Major George W. and
Nancy J. Morris Bonett. She was
married Nov. 11, 1891, to Chariest C.
Montgomery, who died, May 25, IS 17.
She leaves one son, Carroll M. Mont
gomery and one daughter, Virginia, .
wife of Robert Meigs. She also leav
es two grandchildren, Carlyle Weston
and Gertrude Weston.
Mrs. Montgomery harl always lived
on the home place in Arlington until
about a year ago when "she , came to
tho Y .M. C. A. building where she
and her sons had a suite of rooms.'
She was a faithful memben1 of thej
South Congregational chutrch and a'
latly who was devoted to i the home, j
Tho funeral will be held from the Y
M. C. A. building Sunday afternoon
at two o'clock, conducted Thy Rev. Dr.
v- 4 Pno'o
- Record for
Past Masters' and Service
Night Observed at the
Past Masters' and Service night at
tho Temple Thursday night was at
tended by over 200 Masons and va
lie of the most impressive and in
spiring sciviccs ever IkI.I !,y P;is
sunipsic Lodge, No. 27, F. ii A. M.
While intended especially to honor
(continued on pags two)
Business Blocks and House
holders Al nost Out of All
Kinds of Coal
The coal situation in St. Johnsbuiy
today is regarded by the dealers as
the most serious in the history of the
town and what little coal the dealcs
have is all sold out. The situation in
tho soft coal market is worse than
anthracite and all the dealers as well
as some of our factories have had
their coal in transit taken by the rail
roads. This waw done before the
cars reached the Boston & Maine iron
and it is only fair to this railroad to
states that so far as is known thev
have not taken any coal intended for
St. Johnsbuiy but have in at least
one instance given a carload to a St.
Johshury corporation that the busi
ness might not be interrupted.
Th: three dealers each received
carloads of anthracite coal the pad
week and have sold this out in r00
and 1,000 pound lots, most of Ihi
was pea coal or egg, two varieties not
usually used in furnaces or ranges,
but most acceptable to any whose
bias were empty. One dealer has sold
200 tons of pea coal this winter and
also had quite a lot of buckwheat
which has served a very useful pur
pose in mixing with other grades.
Lvcry dealer has coal in transit
which will relieve the situation when
Several of our largest business
blocks are now burning wood, as
well as many householders, and oth
ers have only enough soft coal to last
through the day. The dealers, rail
road officials and Commercial Club
are doing everything possible to get
coal into St. Johnsbuiy, but with
weather conditions so sever rnd the
embargo on the Boston & Maine the
situation is still critical.
Ice Business Sold
To Earl H. Orcutt
Menut & Parks Co., have sold their
ice business to Earl H. Orcutt who
look possession March 1 This firm
I have handled ice for the past 10 years
in connection with their wood and
coal trade, but will devote their time
and attention hereafter solely to
handling fuel. They have just finished
harvesting a large crop, though ow
ing to weather conditions it cost
them moro 1t cut it than in any previ
ous season. Tho ice they took from
the river, was about two feet thick,
though a half mile below on the Pas
sumpsic river the ice froze to a thick
ness of four feet and in some places
tho river was almost solid ice.
Do you know of any "just as good?"
Hundreds of makes claim to be better.
But can they, or have they ever deliv- .
ered the goods?
A big stock of Suits and Overcoats
from these two houses for you to select
Suits $25 to $45
$22 to $40
Steele, Taplin & Go.
VV. A. TAPLIN, Proprietor
One Price Store
( DR. REES SPEAKS
TO LARGE CROWD
- ! Mass Meeting for Men at
! North Church Tonight
! Important Message
Dr. llees spoke at the North church
Monday night to '' largest mini
that have yet attended on a Mon
night, the devotional exercises he
conducted by Messrs. Morse, Pc
I)r. .Rees spoke from (he I
found in Heb. 7:25, "Wherefore
is able to save to tho uttermost
that come." He said this uttenr
salvation t was true geographica
the greatest power in the world to
being the gospel.
The uttermost salvation is also I
morally. It converted such men
John Bunyan and Saul of Tarsus.
The doctrine is true experiment!
"My grace is sufficient." If the p
cr of Jesus is sufficient to tot
change your life, as it ha.; chan
thousands of other lives, isn't it :
sonable that it is sufficient to k
you from returning to the old life'
Tho doctrine is also true chrom
gically, that is with reference
time. The power of Cod saves to
uttermost of time. It saves morn
and night. Some things we care
only at certain seasons or at specif
times, but the christian spirit gr
better and brighter every day. 1
happiest people are not neccssa
the wealthiest or the best educat
but they are those who know Ch:
Is there anything anywhere that
offered on such easy conditions
this utmost salvation. The simpler
of it should appeal to every one.
"A GREAT OUF.STION" ASK
AT THE MORNING SERVIC
Every scat in the North chu.
was taken at the union .service S
day morning and the local pastor r.
ticipating in the devotional part
the seivicc were Messrs. Moi
Poole, Richards, Martin and Sha
Dr. Rees preached from tho t
found in Mark 8 :!?(!, "For what si
Continued on page five)
LOST Fox Terrier t
February 14, brown and white sj
bob tail; answer to name of B
Finder please notify
MRS. FRED t. IIASTIE,
West Burnet, Vermont