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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 8, 1837
ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 1920
S3rd YEAR NUMBER 1412
INSTEAD OF DOG
Dies. at Midnight at Home
Near East Barnet from
George dough, who lives on the
Connecticut river road about two
miles above East Barnet, died at
midnight from a gunshot wound re
ceived while he was living to kill a
vicious dog. He was 28. years oi.l
Tho man returned to his hone
about, six o'clock Thui.-day evening
and went and took hi.i nun to kill a
coach dog which had twice bit ten
him and was developing vici '
traits. He lured the tIoh: out of tho
house and as he pointed the. gun at
the animal the dot; spurn;'.' on him.
To protect himself tiic voting mn'i
struck the dog with ihe butt of t!.-
gun. The weapon was instantly dis
charged, the shot pawing through
Mr. Clough's intestines. He received
a terrible wound and his cries for
help were heard by the housekeeper.
Miss Johnson, who came out and
found him helpless. fdin haslfir-i
half a mile to to the farm of hi
brother, Willis Clougn, and Dr. J.
M. Ciibson of Mclndoes and Dr.
John M. Allen of St. Johnsbury wcic
called. The physicians did all they
could to save the man but he died at
midnight. The dog was unharmed.
Mr. OJough had always lived i i
town arid wan unmarried. Darin'?
the war he was in the service.
W. C. T. U. Ladies
Have a Iawn Parly
Members and friends of the W. ('.
T. U. enjoyed meeting together infov
mall" at the social "iven Friday ar
tcrnoon on Mrs. Daniel Carpenter'-;
beautiful lawn. Fine victrola records
furnished music and readings and an
tnbarp music wove given by Mi. .;
A daint- repast of sandwiches and
coffee was served by the committc:
in charge, Mrs. Katherine Oderkirl;,
Mrs. M. II. Goss and Mrs. George
Short, assisted by Mrs. T. P. Far
rcll and Miss Katherine Scott.
Th. provident, Mrs. Klsie M. Ha'--vy
spoke a few words, urging all
friend.; present to become members
and several new names were received.
A risini' vote of thanks tfns "iveu
Mrs. Carpenter for tho u.'.c. of her
, The amount of money in the treas
ury was increased as a result of the
SIX POUND .
AT ST. J. CENTER
Oscar Astle Lands a Big
Square Tail in Passumpsic
River Sunday A. M.
Sportsmen had a real thrill Mon-da-
morning when A. Oscar Astle
of St. Johnsbury Confer walked
through the streets carrying a fish
that measured 27 inches and weighed
almost six -ounds. It was the.
handsomest California brown trout,
popularly known as the square tail,
that has been seen in St. Johnsbury
for many a day.
Mr. Astle cau"ht tho fish under the
iron bridge at the Center by the de
pot at 0 o'clock Sundav morning. He
knew the big fish was there and
he started out with the determination
to land him. He cot. Iris pole, sonic
stove pipe wire for his line and the
customary worms and prepared to
land the denizen of the deep. He
hooked the hsh all light, but m
pulling him out of the water the fish
worked himself freH and dropped on
the shore. Mr. Astle dropped his
pole and -jumped on the fish, grabbing
him by the gills and securing the
Mr. Astle tried to land this fish
i year airo, but the hip. fellow was
too warv and up to Sunday had out
witted all fishermen who tried to got
him on their hook. The fish must he
several years old and probably es
caned when a finn-erlinc from th"
Dnitod States Hatchery rnd worked
his way u" the Passumpsic liver.
Will Open Chautauqua
St. Johnsburv boy? and girls will
be interested in a marionette parade
and good time for all in connection
with the opening of the Chautauua
Every boy and girl of all ages and
sixes is invited to the Woman's Club
House at .1 o'clock Wcdncsdav after
noon to find out what he or she can
do for a good time and how to dress
for the parade. This marionette Pa
rade is the epening of the big plav
week. The Chautauqua begins Tues
day. July 0 and a real li"e enthus
iastic parade is planned to be follow
ed by races and games for voung and
old. Don't fail to come Wednesday
and learn all about it. There will be
lots of fun. Miss Flint will have tho
Junior tickets on sale at this time.
WHAT IS YOUR IDEA
OF STYLE ANYWAY?
Isn't it the neat, sensible kind of
Clothes you sec real men wear?
No ultra style features just the same
smart, sturdy, sensible kind of Clothing
that makes you feel well dressed and
Steele, Taplin & Co.
W. A. TAPLIN, Prop.
On the Hill
The annual lawn party .-;
. . "t.
Johnsbury Woman's Club v.:
held Thursday afternoon at tin
o'clock on the grounds of the Wom
an's Club House Association. The
executive board meeting will be held
at 2 o'clock at the Club House. Mrs.
B. A. Palmer, chairman of the social
committee, and Mrs. Ida P. Brooks,
chairman of the music committee, are
preparing for a delightful afternoon,
and all club members and invited
guests will be welcomed to the one
social function of the Club's summer
activities. Through tho courtesy of
Mrs. A. L. Bailey a piano is to be
installed for the "roTam of the af
ternoon, which will consist in part of
music by a ladies' uartet and readings
bv Miss Sigrid Ekloff. one of St.
Johnsbury's talented young ladies.
AH roads will lead toward New
port, the fair city on the shores of
beautiful Lake Memphrcmagog on
Monday, July fifth, for that is the
day of the big Fourth ef July celebra
tion which is to be held under the
auspices of a group of representative
citizens of the community and from
the plans already outlined, some of
which already have been completed
it is very evident that his year's cel
ebration' will far surpass anything
before attempted in Newport.
Cooperation to make the day an
overwhelming success has been prom-
1 i-?cd by our near neighbor, St. Johns
I bury. ' The nconle of that town re
cently held a meeting for the consid
eration of nlans for a celebration
of their own but the wise ones at the
session decided it would be more ap
propriate to postpone their festivities
until next year and put all their ef
forts into making the border city's
procram the best in the state.
With the increased attendance the
city is certain to get from Caledonia
county and the large crowds which
are very sure to come from Sher
biooke and other points in Canada,
tho committee in charge of the event
n:! noi, fear for tho financial out
come. The elaborate program as announc
ed by the committee includes a mam
moth parade, field sports, horse races,
a cracker-jack baseball game, balloon
ascension and possibly an aeroplane
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$30 to $60
Judge Butler Will Come
July 7 When Final Ad
mcnt Is Expected
Judge F. M. Butler, who has been
presiding at the June term of the
Caledonia county court, returned to
his home in Rutland Thursday after
noon after practically disposing of
all the business of the term. The
Court will convene again on July 7
when it is expected final adjourn
ment will be taken and one or two
other matters presented. It has been
one of the shortest sessions in the
history of the county with two
unique feaurcs. There was only one
jury trial and in the case of Samy
Valente, who pleaded guilty of
forgery, the State received a fine of
In the bastardy case of Lcvancha
Bauman v. Clayton M. Blake, ' Guy
W. Hill, attorney for Mr. Blake,
claimed the case should be continued
as it was a jury case, and after duly
considering the matter and listening
to the arguments on both sides the
Court granted a continuance to the
In the divorce case of Maw II.
Emerson against Wesley O. Emerson
Lyndonville parties, the divorce was
dorjod and the petition was dismissed
without prejudice. Searles & Graves
represented the petitioner. The case
was not contested.
Jennie Blair was refused a divorce
from Herbert Blair, and the petition
was dismissed without prejudice.
Porter, Witters & Longmoore ap
peared for Mrs. Blair and Mr. Blair
made no objection, and did not ap
pear in Court.
Jamcd F. Taylor was refused 'a
divorce from Jessie A. Taylor and
the libel was dismissed without pre
judice. This case was heard June 2.
Dunnett, Shields & Conant were the
attorneys for the petitioner. Thci
was no contest.
Tho divorce case of Elmer E. Miles
against Bessie Miles was diseontimi
cd without hearing. William W
Reirden of Barton wa3 the lawyc
for Mr. Miles.
In tho divorce ca.sn, ot Alton JR.
Hallett against Maybelle C. Hallett
additional evidence was presented to
the court, thno witnesses being call
ed by James B. Campbell, attorney
for Mr. Hallett, and a divorce was
Many witnesses from East St,
Johnsbury were in Court Wednesday
morning in the case of David Itam
age, administrator ot the Instate oi
Benjamin C. Woods against George
Woods and Mrs. George Woods, but
in the trial did not begin. This is
chancery case and may be heard in
Another chancery case of local in
tcrost is that of E. T. and H. K.'Ide
against the Caledonia County Farm
Bureau Exchange, Inc.
The chancery case of Eugene E
Clark against Fred C. Lawrence ha:
been discontinued as has been the
case of the American News Vending
Machine Co. against G. B. Arnold
and J. E. Alexander.
In the chancery case of James D.
Bell ct id. against Vermont Division
P. and O. It. It. Co., the order was
made that a decree be approved and
filed within 00 days or bill be dismiss
ed without costs. This case has been
on the docket since June 4, 1880-
over 40 years.
The following State cases have
been continued by State's Attorney
J. B. Campbell: State v. Marie Ga
zette, liquor: State v. Raymond Dic-
mer, burglary; State v. George
Froulx, adultery; State v. Ida Ford
The State's attorney has entered p
nol pros, in the cases against Annie
Kimball for adultery and against
Nelson Bennett for statutory rape.
Why Wait Until
You Have $1,000.
before starting a re
serve fund. Open an
account now with the
Wells River Savings
Bank with the amount
you can spare and add
to it regularly.
4 Per Cent Interest
DON'T FAIL TO HAVE
FOR YOUR VACATION
Don't fail to have the Caledonian-Record
with you chi your
vacation. All you need to do is
to drop into the office in St.
Johnsbury or in Newport and
leave your vacation address and
2.r cents or mail us your order
with the money. The paper will
be mailed you direct every
When you i.re sitting on tho
veranda at that seashore hotel,
or when you have returned to
camp at night from that fishing
trip, or when you're back to the
hotel from a tramp in the moun
tains, you will find the Caledonian-Record,
filled with the doings
of the home folks, there to greet
The cost of this service is only
2o cents for two weeks. You
cannot afford to be without it
You arc placed on the special
vacation mailing list and tho
paper goes to you as fast as
Uncle Sam's service can handle
AT ST. AL0YS1US
Miss Gertrude F. Caldbeck
Becomes the Wife of S. J.
Gilles of Fulton, N. Y.
A brilliant wedding was solemniz
ed at St. Aloysius church at !) o'clock
Tuesday morning, when Miss Ger
trude Frances Caldbeck, one of St.
Johnsbury's well known and popular
ladies, was married to Stephen J.
Gillca of Fulton, N. Y. The church
was beautifullv decorated with wild
l'oscs and peonies and was well filled
with the friends of the contracting
parties. The ceremony was perform
ed by Rev. Fr. J. W. Dwyer with
James M. Cosgrove and Robert
Lcary servin" as altar boys. During
tno service, Dr. John A. Drouin pre
sided at the organ, Mrs. James Cos
jjrpyc, a sister of the bride, sang
Verdi's '"'Ave Maria" and a violin
solo was rendered by Raymond
Laughlin. The bride was given awav
by her brother, George W. Caldbeck.
She was charmingly gowned in white
satin with pearl trimmings. T? wore
a veil and carried a bouuet of white
rosebuds with a shower of lilies of
ihe valley. John E. Gilles of Gard
ner, Mass., a cousin of the groom,
was best man and the bridesmaid was
Miss Florence M. Hickev of Boston.
The latter was gowned in apricot
tdfeta, with an overdress of chantilly
lace and a black hat. She carried
a bouquet of Aaron Ward roses. The
ushers were Frank Dormin of Leom
inster, Mass., James Bresnchan of
Kitchburg. Mass., Nicholas Gilles of
Gardner, Mass., and Charles McCarty
Following the cerenior" a wedding
breakfast was sewed at the Elks
Home by Mr. and Mrs. Elrick, who
are in charge of the building. The
tables were beautifull" decorated
with flowers and candlelabras. There
were 00 in the weddin- party. A
Ave course breakfast was served con
sisting of fruit cocktail, steak with
French peas French fried potatoes,
lobster salad, frozen pudding, cake,
soffee, bon bons and chocolates. Tho
bridal cake was cut at this break
fast. After the breakfast the party pro
ceded to the home of the bride's
mother, Mrs. Mary Caldbeck, on
North avenue where a reception was
held attended by nearly 100 relatives
ind friends of both parties. In the
receiving line with the bridal party
were the mother of the bride, Mrs.
Mary Caldbeck, and the mother of
the groom, Mrs. Alexander Gilles.
The guest book was in charge of Mrs.
lames Cosgrove and tho wedding
ci'ke was cut during the reception.
The bride received many beautiful
gifts, including sterling silver, cut
class, fancy china, gold, an electric
lump, two spoons over 100 years old
that were family heirlooms and many
other choice presents.
Mr. and Mrs. Gilles will take a
two weeks' trip through the great
lakes after which they will go to
Fulton, N. Y., where Mr. Gilles is
manager of the Hunter Arms Com
pany. The out of town guests included
the mother of the groom, Mrs. Alex
ander Gilles and his two sisters.
Misses Nellie and Mollie Gilles, all
of Fitchburnr" James Bresnchan, Mi's
Kva Gagne, also of Fitchburg; Mr.
urn Mrs. Frank Dormin and Miss
Mary Dormin of Leominster, Mass.;
Mrs. John Murphy and Miss Gertrude
Murphy of Gardner, Mass.; Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Wildgoose of Montreal;
Mr. and Mrs. John King of Fitzdale;
Miss Norine McManus of Sher-
brookc; Mrs. John Hickev and Miss
Florence Hickey of Wakefield, Mass.:
Misses Dora and Marie McCarty and
MissesMary and Hannah Lane," all
Mr. and Mrs. Gilles leave for their
New York home with the conrratula-
;ons of a very wide circle of frirndi !
both in St. Johnsbury and cbewhere.
Either T.nnina nr Trnty.lrw hnvp fippn
murdered a great many times or the
Russians are very poor marksmen.
Not all the people who disappear
injo the woodland solitudes nowadays
go there for communion with nature.
AS RESULT OF
AUTO CRASHi NORTHEASTERN'
Car of Berlin, N. H., Family
Struck by Speeding "Road
Hog" on Hurlburt Hill
A nine-months old bah-- boy, the
son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Sloat of
Berlin, N. II., was almost instantly
killed nu,d Mrs. Sloat Fcverely cut
and bruised when the Ford car
which Mr. Sloat was driving was
"ditched". by a speeding autoi-l on
Hurlburt Hill in WatPit'od Sunday
afternoon. The "road hog" disap
peared without waiting to find out
the extent of th. damage to the Sloat
car or to learn tho fate of the occu
pants. The police are now searching
for the driver of tho spfedins car.
The accident took place near the
watering trough on a sharp curva on
the Ilu'.lburt hill road. A speed
maniac rounded the curve and ; iil v
swiped the Ford car with such force
that the car wis thrown into the
ditch. The vnchv, by t:v: t i!c ef the
road force I the c-.ir to s'uh a sudden
stop that the Slo.vt hi'by was thrown
from the car and landed on a pile of
rocks. The baby's head was so
crushed th.it it died within a few
In tho ear with the Sloat family
was Mr. and Mr.-:, ffohn McKcnzic
and wife and child from Gorham, N.
H. Mk Slo-it v.T! cry sevcielv cut
and bruised by striking tho ride of
the car but slv was not thrown out
The injured were taken into the Ucm
iek house at the top of the hill and
Chief of Police FhV of St. Johns
hu'y notified and a call made for Dr.
E. II. Ro.. They hurried to 'he
-scene but Dr. Ross found tho bby
had Hied almost instamlv and he id
ministered treatment to the others in
the car so that they were able to pro
Tho party in the Fori "ar ,a-ot but
a very meager ue.-.-ri' t ion of iho e:ir
which struck them. C'-.Icf Finlo has
a fail- description of rhr machi.io and
its driver and hopes a land the man
Responding to the clamorous de
mand o,f increased production, a,
numbers of limousines, fur coats, dia
mond rings, and dress suits are being
(HI to Tfoftipg
St. Johnsbury Matinee and Night Two Days Oi
Thursday and Friday
JULY 1 and 2
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1f tiro irilBUUS
1 1 Vf?.i..i ft I
By HAROLD BELL WRIGHT
- A Masterful Photo Dramatization of the Auth
Famous Story of the Ozark Mountains, v."
The most entrancing Love Story ever told.
Matinee at 2.00 P. M. Night at 8.00
PRICES: NIGHT, ADULTS 35c, CHILDREN 4Sfc$
MATINEE, ADULTS 25c, CHILDREN 15c
This Includes War Tax
Wind, Lightning and E
Combine to Damage
Northeastern Vermont was vi
by a severe florin about 5 o'
Tuesday evening which did l
damage to wire service besides 1
ing down trees and destroying
property. The lightning was n.
continuous and struck in st
places in St. Johnsbury. In less
one hour the Fairbanks Muscui
cord. .1 a rainfall of 1.1G. Tl
ic heaviest rainfall in June
June, j:aiN, init mere nave
heavier storms later '.n the Kcas
in July, 1!1!I, there was one c
heaviest storms iver recorded
almost live inches fell in one
The fiiv.t storm Tuesday ufte
wa s the heavies t and before G o
.!8 inches of rain had fallen.
Mu-cum authorities reported tl
wire Wednesday morning t
power station of the CoPnc
River Power Company at V
and the government station at
The damage by the wind w.
verer north and east of St. John
than in the village. The only
crt damage reported was at
farmhoiue of John Nolan o
Stiles Pond road. Mr. Nolan
pies the Zvnns Owen farm and
roof on the, ell part of his hous
taken bv the heavy wind and
over the chimney of the house
finally landed in the field s-
rods from the house. Manv tr
that vicinity were blown down
rooted. Motorists ecmimr in
the north reported their passar
structed at several places by tr
the highway and the unfort
tourists that were caught out :
heavy rain had the satisfactioi
at lea ;t they were insulated
the. lightning as few had til
place chains on their cars.
In the village of St. Johr
lightning struck in several r
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The tree in front of -A4 limml
house' on" Church sfrccrwas ' .
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