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USTAlSJLlSHtiU AUGUST 8, 1837
THE PAST YEAR
Palestine Commandct'v !
ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 1920
83rd YEAR NUMBER 4399
Over a Million and a Half
Dollars Worth of Pro
Jo. eph (J. Urown of Montpelier,
tlx; State Fire Marshall, -vis compiled
tin- lire losses in Vcimont lor 1919,
and they aggregate the largo sum ol'
$l,57,721.:il. Nearly half or this
amount was from fires of an unknown
sonrci. Uutland led with a loss of
?t72,i;71.8."; Iiurlington, .?1 07,128.:!:!;
St. JohuMhury, $10.,l.!8.-l2;"St Johns
.$101,108.12: St. Johnsbury, fourth in
the li it, .$101,108. 1 J. The losses in
Caledonia and Orleans counties are
No of Fires 1 tannine
, Palestine Commaiidery, No. .,
Knights Templar, held their annual !
"Ladies' ni.-jht" at the Temple T- - J
day evening and it was a most en
joyable occasion. Over V0 sat djv.ii I
to an excellent baii(uct, served by i
the Eastern Star ladies.. Following !
the bniHjuet the audience were well
entertained by Mr. Eccles of Boston,
who recited many selections in a dra
matic and highly finished manner.
The banquet hall was then cleared
for (lancing; which lasted for the next
three hours, with Mrs. Wilkie's or
chestra furnishing the music. Ths
grand march was led by Eminent
Commander V. V. Orrutt and wife,
followed by Mi', and Mrs. I!. A ohii
son and Mr. and Mrs. Frank K.
TO STAY ON JOB
Caledonia County Husband
men Discuss H. C. L. In
William IJ. Twomey a stnlT reporter
of the Poston Post, has interviewed
a number of farmers in Caledonia
and Lamoille counties in regard to'
the alleged "unrest among the New
Emrhuul husbandmen." lie found
Humphrey. The affair was only one thilt thc Northeastern Vermont far-
of the many successful occasions that
the Coniniandery have provided and
that have proved so popular.
Ilarnct V $ ll,7!)0.ol
Hurku 5 297.01)
Danville 7 l.llft.OO
Groton I 292.09
Il.-miwick ." 2,728.r.";
Kiiby 2 020.00
yLynd n' S 20(i.2."
.Newark " 2,."ll.2."i
Peat! am 2 9G.70
Ryegate 1 2,:M9.:!I
Sheffield 2 2(1.00
SI. Johnsbury 101,108.42
Sutton I ' 200.00
Wnldcn 5 Ml 7.50
WaUrfoid 9 K!,:!87.27
Wheolork 2 . 05.05
Total 10!) $ 1 1(1,580. Hi
Albany 0 $ 1,2'! I .SI
Iiarton 8 010.81
Hrownington I 88.00'
Charleston ' !! IV2.85
Coventry 5 5,022.00
Craft bury 8 9,127.52
Keibv 10 8,.'M8.)2
Clover 11 (i,2!):!.!)5
Greensboro I 1,!)(5.!)2
Holland :! 4,100.:;:.
Irashuif 8 814.00
.lav '! 750.27
Lowell 5 !.!):: 1.15
Morgan 5 7(4..'!7
Newport W! 41, 41)3.58
Trov ' 20 S2.151.8.'!
WestfuM 4 1.8G7.::5
JUtre'tt, " ' -:-21w-Sf7.205
Total 145 $1250:jT0G
Hold Weekly Meeting
The weekly meeting of the Lay
men's Lcigue was held in the Grace
Methodist church rsscmhly room
Monday evening. In the absence of
the president Fred It. Clilford presid
ed and thc singing was led by S. I.
Atwood. The musical service was fol
lowed by a season of prayer in which
many took part. At the business ses
sion it was voted io hold weekly
meetings in the Suinmerville school
house and the first of these will be
held next Sunday afti rnoon at three
o'clock. A committee will canvass
this community the hist of the week
to advertise these meetings.
A general discussion followed oe
the work of the league and the ad
vantages of publici!;. Individual re
sponsibility was also stressed by some
of the speakers.
Mr. Pea body Goes to
Yale Next Year
L. E. 1'eabodyi instructor in math
ematics at St. Johnsbury Academy
the past year, has accepted a position
as instructor at Yale University and
will begin his collcgegiate duties next
fall. Mr. Peabody was graduated
from Norwich Univcr.-ity, received
his degree at Clark University in
Worcester and taught in mathematics
for two years at Lehigh before com
ing to St. Johnsbury. He is well lit
ter! to tench mathematics niul !ii
friends extend congratulations- upon
his new appointment.
ARE YOU LOOKING
FOR A SOUND BASIS
For BUYING Clothes ?
Here It Is.
First of all you want all that's coming
to you for your money. No one expects
more and you shouldn't be satisfied with
Thc next thing is to make sure that the
Clothes you arc getting are good enough to
buy. They ought to be all wool, built for
lasting service, and correctly styled.
Clothes that give you all that probably
will cost you more than Clothes that don't.
But only at first. In the long run they'll
save you money.
$40 Isn't a Big Price -But
The Suits Are Big Values
You only have to see them to get thc
point. They combine snappy style, shapely
fit, comfort and endurance in the thorough
bred May that good Clothes should.
' Suits for Men and Young Men, single
and double-breasted styles. All of fine ap
pearance and assured wearing quality
really very choice.
A good bunch of Spring Suits of first
class tailoring, in wide selection of patterns
and colorings, well made of dressy look ser
$35 to $60.
STEELE, TAPLIN & CO.
W. A. TAPLIN, Proprietor
ON THE HILL
mors were willing to stay on the !ob
and are preparing themselves and the
public from the High Cost of living
i a practical way.
Mr. Tomcy's story as it appeared
in the Post is as follows:
There's much ado about the future
of fanns and farmers of Caledonia
and Lamoille counties in and about
this typically Vermont town and al
leged "unrest nmong New England
husbandmen" is thc chief topic of
"How shall we carry on this sum
mer? Has it come to pass that we,
through whose labors th cdairy mar
kets of Boston, New York and other
large cities are supplied with thc
very best products obtainable must
either curtail our output, operate
"one-man" fanns, or go out of busi
ness altogether'.'" I
No less an authority than the Unit
ed Stotcs government recently an
nounced that thousands upon thous
ands of fanners the real backbone
and sinew of thc country were ready
through no fault of their own to an
nounce complete .suspension of farm
Many causes were adduced by thc
farmers themselves for this condition
They are set forth in questionnaires
forwarded to thc rostoffice Depart
ment at Washington, in answer to an
appeal for aid in solving thc high cost
t Today a Post reporter toured this,
the far-fumed dairy section of old
Vermont, seeking first hand informa
tion. Plan to Overcome Obstacle
- Out-in the' snow-bound highways'
at the creameries, in farm kitchens
and barns, in the cowyards and boun
dary fences, farmers gave free vcnt
to the views on the present status of
affairs. In brief here's what came of
it these facts:
The farmer of Vermont will not
"lie down" in the face of discourug-1
Plans are afoot already by the
farmers themselves to minimize thc
obstacles under which they have lab
ored for the past 10 years.
Hairy farming might now he ul the
very pinnacle in these verdant val
leys, but for one or two hindering
One of these is .the always bother
some middleman or jobber who takes
huge profits, farmers say, and fix
cream, milk and butecr prices at will.
Another is the continued dearth of
suitable farm help. The well known
lure of thc city for the young men
huskies, while not so powerful as be
fore the war, exists today, and hired
help demand $00 to $80 per month
and "have their bags always packed."
Needs More Help Than Ever
Caledonia county farmers have tak
en thc initiative in a well-conceived
plan to get more money for their pro
duct and likewise make it possible
for consumers to purchase cream and
butter at greatly lowered prices in big
George T. Kuggles, admittedly one
of thc best informed dairymen in this
section and proprietor of one of the
largest dairy farms had this to say
; today: "I have a wonderful dairy
farm here on Pudding Hill. I feed 40
: head of milch cows, including many
! high-grade Jerseys and Holstcins.
My butter and cream may be seen on
the tables of big Uoston hoteln, in
cluding the Hotel Touraine. I must
have help, more help than ever this
year. I will add many head to my
herd if conditions warrant this
spring. But if I can't get sufficient
help, especially in haying season, I'll
sell nil my cows, or perhaps keep just
Farmers to Take Over Creamery
"Now a s regards that much-mooted
question of markets' and the mar
gin between what wc get and what
the consumer pays. There is a condi
tion which should immediately be
adjusted if the farmer is to go on, if
high costs must come down.
"Milk up here in this country sells
for nine and a quarter cents . per
quart and I understand that in Bos
ton good milk brings tho retailers 1!)
cents a, quart. 1 he margin on butter
is proportionately the same.
"Farmers of St. Johnsbury Centre,
Danville, North Danville. Concovt,
Waterfnnl and other nearby towns
and villages haul their milk to thc
creamery down the. valley. 1 liftr
George I. Green
Sells His Bakery
George I. Green has sold his bakery
at 05 Main street to Archie J. Dutile
ind Clarence H. Pope and these gen
tlemen take possession Monday morn
ing. Mr. Dutile is now employed at
the scale works, but was formerly in
the Cross bakery. Mr. Pope has been
connected with the bakery at tho F.
A. Scott store and has become thor
oughly conversant with the baking
business, having learned his trade in
the navy. Mr. Green has conducted
the bakcryfor the past nine years
and built up" successful business.
He has not decided as to his future
Sidney V. K. Fairbanks
Secretary to Ambassador
The many friends of Sidney V. K. I
Fairbanks will extend double con-1
gratulations to him, first on his m vi
llage Sunday and second on his ap
pointment as secretary to Hon. Rob
ert Underwood Johnson, the ne.w am
bassador to Italy from thc United
States. Mr. Fairbanks was m:;''
ried in Boston to Miss Marjori':
Crocker and they sail for Rome
Thui-sday Mr. Fairbanks is the son
of Robert N. Fairbanks of London
and the grandson of the late Prof.
Henry Fairbanks of St. Johnsbury.
He left Harvard to enter the world
war and was in the Harvard Law
school when he ivccivecl his appoint
ment from Mr. .Underwood. He wen
rnllnr P A DCTnnnr r
Forms of Government to He
Discussed by Col Emery
and Lyman H. Brooks
Tickets arc selling well for the an
nual banpuet of the St. Johnsbury
Commercial Club at Pythian Hail
Thursday cvenng ami the indications
are that 100 men will get together
to discuss community interests. Fol
lowing thc banquet comes the reg
ular business of the meeting and the
election of nine directors. Thc nom
inating committee has placed the fol
lowing in nomination: A. E. Ash-
craft, Edward G. Asselin, C. M. Berry
Frank H. Brooks, Edgar R. Brown
James Cosgrove, Ch:rrUjs H. Go's,
Frank E. Harris, P. F. Hazen, II. A.
Johnson, L. P. Leach, B. A. Palmer,
C. E. Peck, B. B. Scribner, C. A.
Shields, Roy I). Skinner, Arthur F.
Stone, Gilbert E. Woods. At thc an
nual meeting these names will appear
on thc ballot and thc nine receiving
the hiirhest vntei: will lm Wfnl
rectors for the coming year. The
a uino l urrLE IN
TO RIVER IN FREIGH
WRECK AT ST. J. CI
The derailment of 12 cars on an extra freight sc
bound on the Boston & Maine just above the St. Jo
bury Center station at 10 o'clock Tuesday night ir
rupted traffic for about 10 hours and four of tho lot
cars are in the Passumpsic river, having tnmprf r
pletely over in their trip down the steep embankmen
i ne nam 01 .l cars was umirnnr"-' .
.rtllfwKF nlpeffvl linnfrl if .1, iwnfn '
out in ii4 in mo .nrsi Harvard unit . "'.
!W Mil nnilmMilPo ,lnV .. nn,l in ClCCt their OW11 office!
the service throughout the war, serv
ing in France, Italy and the Ho'.y
Land. Mr. Fairbanks has been an oc
casional visitor to St. Johnsbu,y
where he. has many friends.
Death of J. R. Beattie of
Boston Scale Saleshousc
A telegram received in St. Johns
bury Monday morning announced th"
death on Sunday evening of J. Ii.
Beattie, for many years manager of
The Fairbanks Company saleshousc
at Boston. -Mr. Beattie had many ac
quaintances in St. Johnsbury where
his scale business brought him oft.m
us. a visitor and his sudden death
comes as a distinct shock to his
friends. The funeral will be held on
The general theme of the
will be municipal forms of
meat and, as previously anno
s was u'iproac1;
ing the station at a fair rate of speed
with Wilburt Martin, conductor, and
Mr. Hardy as engineer when some
thing happened and the cars jumped
the rails. The conductor and brake
man were sitting in the monitor d
the caboose when the accident oe.
curred and they got thc scare of their I
life when they saw the cars jut
ahead of them starting for the river;
and four of tlwn plunging in the j
darkness ovt A embankment. The :
caboose hJr . : k. but fortunate'v i
os. When tho tr.ti'i I
.''vne emergency brake au-
set the brakes and th.; i
tars ahead of the four tlr.it '
into the river slid by their own j
Vt. Leads N. E. States
In Number of C
The February number of
Monthly Crop Reporter, publish!
the department of r.gricull lire
Washington, shows that on Jai
1, 1020, Vermont had 85,000 h
valued at SI 1,085,00, which is a.sl
increase from the year 1317.
there are 278,00 milch cows in'
state with a value of $21.71:
making Vermont rank 27th in
liuinber of these cows. . This i
her, however, is far in excess
any other state in the New En
states. ' ..."
There has been a slight deci
. . . , .
r- , : iiivinciiiuni down me tics, tearing tin ,i..: .i . ..
cu, ii,., i, i, ...i i ..- ..,IUU,,"S u" pi'si uin'c or tour vca
l f I.' I,- f XT ,-!. niUIWllL Ulllll
Miss Rouse Leaves
Miss Florence Roisc, who has been
office, maim Kr at tli Caledoniuui ok-ioncmbora .of. this live organization. -
lice for about a year knd one-half, h'ts
concluded her' services to accept
office position with the Cary Maule
Sugar Company. ' Miss Hazel M.
Chcsley succeeds her in this office.
Miss Rouse has rendered faithful ser
vice in thc Caledonian office in a gre.it
variety of ways and her "associates
wish her the., best of success in hor
The office force wanted to expre.-s
their appreciation ;f Miss Iiou.se"?
helpfulness to all of them and she was
their guest at tho Please-U Saturday
night." After the play all gathered -it
the hospitable home of Miss Ruth (..
Impey for a social hour. Here re
freshments were seircd by the
hostess and her mother, and a most
delightful evening was spent.
Juniors Beat Seniors
The St. Johnsbury Academy Intcv
Class League started on" this year
with a very snappy game, played be
tween the Class of 1020 and 1021.
The score was, Juniors 1G, Seniors 7.
The Senior team was much heavier
than their under classmates, but they
were not there with the passing and
shooting the Juniors had.
Spencer, a boy of about 00 lbs.,
played rings around his opponent and
caged most of the Junior baskets.
The line up was as follows:
Class of 1020 Class of 1021
Prevost, if Wilcox, v?
Ling, If Spencer, If
Gilfillan, v Pike c
Lyster, rg . Lord, vt
Hunter, Ig Cox. lg
Baskets from the floor: Juniors,
Spencer 2, Pike 1, Lord; Seniors, Gil
lillan 2, Prevost 1.
Miss Winifred Burnham
Given Linen Shower
It was a merry group that gathered
lit the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Sweet on Cross Street oil Friday eve
ning when friends of Miss Winifred
Burnham met to give the surprised
hostess a linen shower. Thc evening
was spent in whist playing... Then at
the hour of midnigltt, after light rc
thu jolly group had gathered around
for a sing, a large decorated basket
filled with packages was ushered into
thc middle of the floor. High up in
the center of the buaket, and perched
on the highest parcel, stood . a doll,
dressed as a bride. On opening each
package, the surprised .and-speechless
hostess was met with wonderment at
tho beautiful piece of handiwork. It
was then, and not until then, when
Miss Burnham glanced at tho blush
ing bride, did slur-realize what the.
seemingly planned card party really
was.. Long after midnight in the wee
hours of) Saturday morning, when
the shower inside had abated, the
monthly creamery checks range from merry roup broke tip, wishing the
$50 to $500.
(Continued on pajje-five)
I hostess many years of happiness all
I filled Vrith 'as many happy surprises
' mn tW nlvht hiwl hrnnwM.
will speak on the city form of gov
ernment lor a state town. The club
is fortunate in having in St. Johns
bury a former well-known resident,
Lyman II. Brooks of Sheridan, Wyo.,
who will speak on the commission
form of 'government. Sheridan, a
city of 10,000, is now under thc com
mission form of government and Mr.
Brooks will explain the advantages
of that system.
Col. H. J. Hunt of Albany, N. V.,
offices for northern New York and
who is nt the head of thc recruiting
r sioiming umii 1 .1.,;,.,,
4l. I. I .1.. , ....
uiuy reuciieu me swiicn Jlisi Dclow
the station. The first car ahead of
thc four that went over the bank was
loaded with Buick automobiles for the
The four cars in the river present
a sorry sight, but the railroad will
start Thursday morning to salvage
thc property and expect that most
of it can be saved. Two of the cars
arc loaded with lumber and two with
pulp and unless the river rises in the
next 24 hours there will be little dif
ficulty in saving the property. One
of the cars belonged to the Centnl
in northern Vt, has been invited I ralroad of Georgia, another to tit
to address the members on some of
his army experiences in Cuba,Philip
ines and oycrssas in the last war.
- The meeting promises ,tJ be no
table und Worming occasion for .all
Young People's Society
at Baptist Church
Fifteen of the young people of the
Union Baptist church met at thc par
sonage Tuesday evening and formu
lated plans' for an organization and
voted to hold meetings every Sundny
afternoon at 5.45 o'clock. Tempor
ary organization ws effected by tne
election of Rev. A. S. Woodworth,
chairman and Harlan Tolman secre
tary. A committee was appointed
to frame a constitution and by-laws,
ollowing the organization the com
pany adjourned to thc kitchen where
corn was popped and molasses can.ly
made. This was followed by a gener
al good time and singing. Plans arc
being made for a barge ride in the
near future f the weather and the
traveling conditions will permit. Tl'e
first meeting of the new society will
be held in the church vestry at 5.15
o'clock next Sunday afternoon.
Notice to Service
Men In Vermont
Adjutant General Johnson of Mont
pelier has sent out the following no
tice to all Vermonters who were' in
The adjutant general's office in
Montpelier has just completed the
sending out of over 15,000 question
naires to all men and women who
were in military service, from Ver
mont, during the World war. This
questionnaire is sent out to secure r.s
early as possible a full and true re
cord of thc details of every person-.,
service. .From these, records, verified
by the records of thc war department,
there will later be complied the roster
and other statistics of the Vermont
men and women who saw military
scrvice'in this World war.
J)ue to the difficulty of securing the
names and addresses of every person
to whom these questionnaires should
be sent, it 'is quite possible' that there
arc those wi have not yet received
one who should. If there is any per
son who served in this war who has
not yet received one of these ques
tionnaires', it would he much appre
ciated by this office if that wwii
would write to this office requesting
that one be sent to him.
Just as rapidly as these records of
service can be verified and thc certi
ficates prepared, the engraved certi
ficates of service will be sent out to
every person who had led a question
naire. Hue to the 1alnv involved in
verifying there records and writing
the certificates, it. will necessarily
some time before all can be mailed
out from this office.
Canadian Northern and a third to the
Intercolonial. The fourth is under
neath the Georgia railroad car and it
M Indioosiblc to identify it. . ; .The,
trucjes arc wrenched, from the cav
and the. iianyu:lc inM'"y-ti-'iM.:"i'
the four box cars abovu thc ironwo'k
arc not badly damaged.
As soon as the accident occurred
thc station agent, E. W. Powell, came
over . from his home where he was
preparing to retire. He hearu tne little play,
crasn, dui am nor, anticipate seeing as
much ' of a wreck as the noise did
not indicate what hud happened. He
immediately notified lh railroad ofli
cials at Lyndonville. The milk train
was behind the extra freight and on
this train was Supt. II. E. Folsom on
his way to Boston. Lyndonville soon
sent down the wreck train and a crew
of about CO men and Assistant Supt.
Ahearn came with this train and took
charge of affairs. The track was torn
up for about 10 rods, thc telegraph
wires were all down for over 200 feet
and the crew had their hands full the
rest of the night. Rain and sleet
made it a most uncomfortable nigh'', I
but with the help of the wrecking
car from Woodsville and with power
ful carbide lights I he crew had the
track repaired at 8 o'clock Wednesday
morning. Thc night trains from the
north and the morning mail passed,
flown the line and the night mail from
thc south, which was held up at Poif
panoosuc by a freight wreck, passed
through the St. Johnsbury Cent.-r
station at tl.HO a. m.
W. S. Jeffers, the claim agent, wis
I promptly on hand and looking up the
value ot tne property unit is now in
tho river. Ho is quite confident that
most of it can be saved, as well as
thc rolling stock, and this will lowrr
tho cost of the accident materially. It
is estimated that the property loss
will not exceed $5,000. Everyone who
has seen thc wreck has expressed tbo
same opinion that it was providential
that the accident did not happen 'o
any of -tho passenger tranii? the
loss of life would then h?nrely
followed. "; "
Many people visited thc scene -f
the accident Wednesday moi:ninr,
though there was nothing to indie-''
a wreck except the four, freight ears
that are in tho river.
The railroad officials have not de
cided what caused the accidcdt,
though it was rumored nt the scene
of the wreck that it was caused by the
spreading of thc rails.
cows but the total value
; those in the state at thc present
i is higher than in any previous
Of other cattle, Vermont has 190
outranking any other state in
England 'gain. These arc value
.$7,008,00. There are 105,000 s!
in Vermont valued at .$1,208
While- this is a "flight decrease f
1910, it is a considerable incr
over 1917, when there were
100,000 in the state. Only one 1
England sttito exceeds this nun
and that is Maine. In swine, tl
are 120,0(10 in the stale and they
valued at $2,700,000 This numbe
.the same as last year, but laf
than 1917 and 1918 One New Engl
state', Massachusetts, exceeds
nuinber. The total value of nlL-f
stuck! in .the state, according ' t
report i3$ l7,70-j:'IOO; . . "
Fourth Grade School
Give Play Thursd
Thursday afternoon at 4.15 ''
pupils, of the Fourth grade will g
"Miss I'rc;;hair, .
Nurse." Ir. Slocum of the $1
Tuberculosis Association will
present to speak on "Health" to
children, along the lines of pcrsa
hygiene, such as care of thc m
cleanliness, and fresh ar1 ' .no p
ents arc earnestly urged to att
this meeting. Mr. Slocum will spi
Friday in the schools talking to
children on this subject. ' '
A lot of people who are buying
worthless oil stocks should reflect
that when they throw their money in
to thc ocean, they et least have the
aatisfnetion of knowing that no
KILL THE COLD!
tandard cold rented or 20 yt
in tablet form late. ur.
opiates breaks up a coin M
nours- relieves nrip ire a urn
k Money back if it fails- ' T
genuine box nas I
top with Mr. t
At All Drug ft
fin MX X
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Successful Whist Party
The Children of Mary gave a suc
cessful whist party at tho LcClcrc
hull Thursday evening that
lotted $40 for the organization. Mu
sical numbers were rendered during
the. evening by Misses F. and L. Fre
chette, Miss Leonia Trembly, Miss
Albertine Beniter and Alfreda Vcil
leux. Misji Georgette Landry gave a
rcriatiou. All tho artists did very
creditably and thc entertainment wus
The young man 'who
spends his entire in
come on luxuries und
pleasure is not looking
ahead to the time when
he may need money
for necessities. Save
something each week
even if only a dollar
or more,' deposit it to "
your credit With us.
Hurray for the politicians, as they
are going to make the country .more
4 Per Cent Interest