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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 8, 1837
ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1920
83rd YEAR NUMBER 4116
Suggestions to Be Made that
the Bulla rd Property
Might Be Secured
Following the conference Tuesday
night with the village trustees and
directors of the Commercial Club on
the fire situation there was a most
profitable discussion as to the advi
sability of St. Johnsbury securing
the Billiard' house on Eastern avenue
for a municipal buildir- The sug
gestion was made by one of the
trustees that the acquisition of this
property would provide for a cen
tral fire station, nolicc headquarters
and a lock-up, and offices for the
town and village.
The central fire station is now on
government land and will have to be
moved somewhere whenever the new
Federal building is erected. It was
suggested at the conference that the
fire station could be easily moved to
the Bullnrd lot and still be centrally
located in the village.
The residence 'could easily be al
tered for town and village' offices,
and the small octagonal building
could be utilized for the police ncad
quartcrs and lock-up with minor al
terations. The Commercial, Club di
rectors were informed that the owner
of this property, Mrs. Stapes; would
Bell the buildings and land thereon
for a municipal builtlimr at a reason
All present were much interested
in the -iosition, and inasmuch ns
a committee lias aireauv been ap-j
pointed to report on a municipal j
building one of the directors of the
Will Conduct -a Vigorous
the Entire County
Announcement was made Monday
of the nominees for the various coun
ty offices on the democratic ticket as
State senators. Charles N. Whit
ney of St. Johnsbury and F. 13. Dwi
nell of Lyndonville.
Side Judges, M. V. B. Dow of Dan
ville and John B. Finley of St. Johns
bury. Sheriff, E. K. Hoy of St. Johns
bury. High bailifl", H. M. Osgood of Dan
vijlc. Judge of Probate, Arthur L.
Graves of St. Johnsbury.
State's Attorney, Samuel E. Rich
ardson of Burnet.
The Democrats plan this year to I
conduct a vigorous campaign through
out the county.
Pays His Fine for Speed
ing on Motorcycle
Charles J. Batchelder, formerly of
Derby Line, but now working in St.
Johnsbury, was brought into muni
cipal court Monday afternoon and
charged by State's Attorney Camp
bell with careless and negligent dnv
inir of his motorcycle on the after
noon of Tuesday, Aug. 3, on the
East St. Johnsbury road. Mr. Batch
elder pleaded "-uilty and was fined
50 and costs, amounting to $8.75,
which he paid. Judge r rye reminded
him that it was a reprehensible thing
for anyone to be speeding and the
youn man admitted that he made a
mistake in -;ving another name at
the time of the accident and that he
was riding too fast. He admitted that
he was ridin" HO miles an hour and
said that ho and Howard Boyce were
trving out their machines. Mr.
Batchelder has had his license inde
finitely suspended bv the Secretary
of State and has sold his machine.
Commercial Club was asked to see if
it was possible to have this commit
tee make their report at the special
town meeting Saturday afternoon.
This committee consists of S. D. At
wood, Rev. F. B. Richards and
Charles G. Bralev and it is expected
they will be able to make their report
on Saturday afternoon.
Some motorists will run under a
closed gate at a railroad crossing,
and yet their relatives expect the ob
ituary editor to write them up as
prominent citizens of high intelligence.
Discuss Financing the Vail
At the meeting of the State Board
of Control in Montpelier Tuesday
members of the State Board of Edu
cation appeared relative to financing
the Vail School of Agriculture at
Lyndonville the coming year. The
educational department wanted advice
in the matter of Mrs. Theodore N.
Vail having recently deeded the Vail
mansion to the state. The State
Board of Education felt that it de
veloped a problem upon which more
information and authority was neces
sary before they undertook supervis
ion of the school. Later in the day
the Board of Education met in their
offices to consider how funds could be
provided for conducting the school
the coming fall. The matter was left
fcr definite settlement at the next
meeting of the Board of Education.
ONE WONDERFUL FILM
Nell Shipman and her do 6
team in ',' Back to Gods Country
Follow the' tracks of Wapi. '. Never a film1 like' this!
An absolute novelty, unique! different ! daring!
Back to Ws Gimtry
From "Wapi, the Walrus," by JAMES OLIVER CURWOOD
Featuring the brillliant swimming star
ELL SDDIIPI3AN "
16 Kinds of Wild Animals
"Wapi" the greatest dog hero fights the fight of his fighting life. Scenes
Actually Taken Inside the Rim of the Arctic Circle.
A Tale of Love and Villainy in the Vast Frozen Northland
Never A Film Like This!
In Addition: FOX NEWS "VOD-A-VIL" Picturized
Incidental Music: THE GLOBE ORCHESTRA
Kirby, Lyndon St. J. and
Wheelock Alone Show
Gain in 10 Years
The population of the villages and
towns in Caledonia county has been
announced by the census bureau and
out of the 17 towns in the county only
four show a gain over the 1910 cen
sus. Kirby and Wheelock, two of the
smallest towns in the county, report
a gain ot 27 ana zb respectively,
while St. Johnsbury gained 703 and
Lyndon 354. The figures below will
show that these gams were almost en
tirely in the villages of these two
towns. The losses are all through the
smaller towns in the county with the
exception of Hardwick, where the
strike was in progress )when the cen
sus was taken. The table given be
low shows the census for the last
three decades and is subject to correc
tion by the census department:
county in 1920 1910 1900
25,755 26,031 24,381
Barnct town 1,685 1,707 1,763
Burke town 1,041 1,183 1,184
Danville town 1,494 1,564 1,628
Groton town 902 915 1,059
wick village 2,641 3,201 2,466
Kirby town 324 297 350
Lyndon town, in
Center and Lyn
donville villages 3,558 3,204 2,956
Newark town 364 400 500
Peacham town 657 777 794
Ryegate village 1-.188 1,194 995
village 8,701 8,098 7,010
Sheffield town F94 691 724
Stannardtown 473 206 222
Sutton town 1659 711 694
Walden town 674 739 764
Waterford town 574 629 705
Wheelock town 526 500 507
1920 1910 1900
lage 1,550 2,094 1,334
village . 255 259 232
Lyndonville vu- J !
lage 1,878 1,573 1,274
village 7,163 6,693 B.666
village 332 373
The citizens of Lyndoirville are
now reveling in automobile accidents
fn nlmAL-f aa nri'PJlt. DTI PVr.P.Tlt RS thOSC
of St. Johnsbury. On Thursday after
noon, witnin nan an nour ui com
other, there were two collisions on
Depot street, both happening before
numerous witnesses on the street. In
neither accident was an- person in-
l.nf linjtaimn nn TiM'Sfltl was in-
. HI V 11 , 1Mb 1 . .
jured does not indicate that it is any
saicr lor travelers ana peuraun
Ernest Martin was coming up
Broad treet at a moderate rate of
cnnnrl nnrf n t trip intersection of De
pot street met Robert Pierce. Pierce,
in his t ova, tnougn tnat in otner was
going to side swipe him, and made
an effort to turn to the right and get
clear, but failed. The two cars col
lided, resulting in a broken wind
shield and a damaged radiator for the
Ford, but no great damage to the
other and heavier car. Both cars
were able to drive on under their
The other accident was the result
of pure carelessness according to wit
nesses. A Ford started to turn
around on Depot street and its drir
cr, without due care as to where he
was going ran directly in the path
of another car cominf from behind
and was struck. Neither car was
damaged much beoause of the slow
speed at which they were traveling,
and the driver of both cars, whose
identity is unknown went on their
waj as soon as they could. .
The automobile accidents are in
creasing daily in this part of the
state, with at least one a day com
inf to the attention of the Caledonian-Record
. While some are adjudg
ed inevitable, the. majority seem to
bo due to carelessness on the "art of
at least one of the drivers.
Bought a Caledonia
County Farm for $10,000
A. W. Sahlin, who has been camp
ing in the vicinity of St. Johnsbury
for the past two weeksjyas so pleas
ed with is surroundings that he has
decided to locate here and has bought
for $10,000 the 140 acre farm near
Pumpkin hill trestle that was former
ly owned by the late Col. T. C. Fletch
er and recently occunied by Merrill
Davison. It is interesting to note that
Mr. Sahlin has recently toured the
country from Vermont to Florida and
back looking for a farm and has just
lound what suits him in Vermont.
The sale was made through the A. B.
Dow real estate agency. v
To Organize Tent of
Daughters of Veterans
Daughters of Veterans will be or
ganized on Thursday evening, Aug.
12th at 7.30 o'clock in G. A. R. Hall
All women, daughters and grand
daughters, who can prove they are
lineal descendants of Civil War
Veterans are eygible to membership.
It is a privilege to be a soldier's
daughter and the opportunity is giv
en to go on record as being proud
of a father's service to his country.
This is the first Tent to be institut
ed in Vermont and it takes its name
from a former ownswoman and
All daughters who appreciate this
appeal for the soldier-fathers are
invited to be - resent and to be enroll
ed as charter members of this pa
triotic organization. Miss Linna A.
In-jalls of Concord, Past Dept. Pres.
of the Daughters of Veterans of New
Hampshire will be the instituting
and installing officer.
BIG TROUT WAS
J. W. Titcomb Writes In
formingly of the Big Fish
Caught at S. J. Center '
, TO A WORLD
A conference was held in the rooms
of the St. Johnsbury village trustees
Tuesday evening between the trus
tees and the directors of the Com
mercial Club relative to the present
situation at the central fire station.
The directors .were received most
courteously by the trustees and the
situation was discussed very frank
ly by both sides.
It became clear that probably with
in 48 hours, or assuredly before the
end of the week, the municipal fire
force would be fully and efficiently
manned. The trustees also announc
ed that Deputy Fire Commissioner
Preble of Montpelier had visited St.
Johnsbury Tuesday and after a thor
ough investigation of the situation
had wired the Bo.on Underwriters'
Association that the village of St.
Johnsbury was properlv covered with
no extra hazard.
Building Fund Boosted
The Metal Trades Shows which
gave their entertainment on Gilman's
Meadow on Portlant Street last week
under the auspices of the local post
of the '! American Legion increased
the building fund of W. R. Knapp
post by proximately S300 under
the terms of the agreement with
them. The veterans already had
about $500 set aside for the purpose,
and tihs money has boosted it quite a
bit. The idea behind the fund is a
home for the veterans of St. Johns
bury. which would contain many ot
the features of a club house. The
cost of such a building is estimated
at several thousand dollars, and it
realization is still in the distant fu
ture, but all the soldiers feel that it
is worth working for regardless oi
how slowly the fund -prows.
The expenses of the show were
rather heavy, and some of them de
volved upon the American Legion.
Thev received about sauu under tne
arrangement of receiving 15 per cent
of the receipts, indicating tnat anout
$2000 were taken in. That the show
managers were as straight and as
honest as could be desired was vouch
ed for by the man who handled the
money for the American Legion.
They settled up every niirnt wnue
the shows were in "ropress. The
advertising which the Leedon sold in
the show programs just about paid
for their part of the opcratin- ex
penses, so that the income irom tne
shows was clear profit.
The committee in charge of the
show was headed by Paul Gilman and
included John Tinker, Louis Kimball
in addition. There were numerous
It behooves every one
to buy wisely. Save
all you can now de-i
posit regularly with the
Wells River Savings
Bank and have a grow
ing reserve fund.
4 Per Cent Interest
WELLS RIVER, VT.
An interesting contribution in re
gard to the kind of trout that was
recently caught by George Astle at
St. Johnsbury Center has come to
the Caledonian-Record from John W.
Titcomb, lsh culturist for the New
York conservation commission at Al
bany and well remembered as the
former director of the United States
Hatchery at St. Johnsbury and State
Fish and Game Commissioner. The
Editor Caledonian-Record :
Not long ago. I received a marked
copy of your issue of June 30th forj
which 1 am indented to you or to
some one interested in the reported
catch of a six pound trout at St.
Johnsbury Center, and I wish to ac
knowledge your courtesy in sending
th.c paper if you sent it, and I would
have acknowledged it earlier had I
not been on a tour of inspection trips
about the state. As there has been
some discussion as to the species
caught, let me state that I do not re
call that the stream has ever been
stocked with brown trout. There
were several plantings of rainbow or
steclhead trout from the little hatch
cry at Lyndon Center and I should
be inclined to think that the trout
caught by Mr. Astle was a steclhead
I see there has been some discus
sion as to the difference between a
stpelhead and a rainbow trout and
will explain that a steclhead may be
likened to a sea-run rainbow. There
are several varieties of the trout of
the Pacific sloe commonly called
rainbow trout, then there is a trout,
closely resembling the rainbow
which goes to sea like the salmon and
returns to the fresh water streams to
spawn: this is called the steelheafl.
Some ichthyologists regard the steel
head as merely one of the varieties
of the rainbow trout; however, it
grows much larger than does the
rainbow which remains naturally in
fresh waters. In our eastern waters
the. two fishes have been introduced'
indiscriminately to one and the same
wafers with the result that jt is prac
tically impossible t6 distinguish be
tween them. "
The German brown trout is ouite
prevalent, in this state and has ruined
rianv native trout streams. However
there are man" larre onen waters the
temperature of which is considerably
higher than is favorable to the native
brook front where the German bvown
trout has become established and fur
nishes good fishinp. They are some
times caueht weighing over ten
(Continued on page three)
Strong Sermon By Dr.
A. Poole Sunday
"The Cross of Christ to a W.
in Peril" was the theme of an
ceptionally strong sermon by I
i. F. A. Poole at the union sen
of the North and South churchc
the North church Sunday morn
and the preacher made it very cl
that the spirit of Christ as exem
fled in service and sacrifice was
only solution of the unrest and ch
tic social and economic conditions
the world today.
In reading for the morning les:
the second chapter of First Corinl
ana he said that Paul was contrast
the men who were conducting the
fairs of his dny with those who c
suited the wisdom which is of G
He took his text from the open
verses of tho same chapter wh
Paul declared that his knowledge
that of Jesus Christ and him cri
f.cd and spoke substantially in p
Paul visited a people who w
seekers after knowledge. Gn
philosophy was tho supreme atter
to solve the problem of the ag
But all this Paul deliberately j
aside that he might present Chi
to his hearers.
It was not surprisin- said
Poole that the brethren who came
the great religious gathering in B
ton from England and Scotli
should emphasize the Pauline d
trine of the spirit of the cross. Tl
were gifted men, of superior culti
and had gone through experience!
tho great war which we in this co
try had not passed through. They 1
seen their boys lying in soldi)
graves and shared the experiences
those first trying years of the w
Our sacrifices were meager as c(
pared with the French and the E
lish, yet our men and women w
ready if necessary to make any sa
fice. Their lives exemplified the sj
it of the cross and revealed the mc
kinship between men and the Div
Bolshevism is still dominant
Russia, and apparently stronger tl
ever. Poland is ready to make tei
and Germany is haughty and st
bornand ready to form an allia
with -Russia" to "escape fhe-temis"
peace. Under the lead of politic?
of small caliber who unfortunat
wormed their way into large place
men With partisan spite our nat
has been shirking its proper share
maintaining order and justice in
world. While we continue to
press sympathy for tho oppress
pleading for protection for Armel
holding the belicfthat there sho
(Continued on page three)
of A Camel Is
soft but stunning
This ad. is for the man who believes
down in his heart that $20 is enough to pay
for a suit of Clothes.
It isn't and in telling you that it isn't,
we deserve your respect and not your re
buke. At $35, $38, $40, any good store can sell
you good Clothes. At any price less they
can't; but you can experience how it feels to
be sandbagged if you fall into a "soft at
You wantClothes that will stand up
and we want yojtto have them.
This store is honest in its merchandise
and with the men it serves and we are plead
ing with you to be honest with yourself.
$35, $38, $40
Steele, Taplin & Co.
W. A. TAPLIN, Prop.
On the Hill. One Price
The same price throughout .the season.