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EAN OUN MONITOR ol. 47 No. 31 BARTON, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 1918 Single Copies 5 Cents. TY BYERT.SING A .i i 1 1 !fiin ii t will v i nsertocl uikUt this li ul ;;t '" itmIs pvrword fortlrst .nsirtion Hiii nc . i-iit prr nonl t liereaf j i . ash m u -it f'CCKint'Jii'.v tin- order. A' .uorinsc mrtii trill br iitsertt d for lexn tha ; -i in m i,-Jive ce ntn FOR SALE FOR SALE Ten acres of standing oats, ripe by August 10. R. M. Harp er, Barton. 31-32 WANTED Will pay 5 cents for one copv of the Monitor dated Octo ber 3, 1917. Monitor Office. 30tf FOR SALE 10 II. P. Woodpecker gasoline engine, one H. P. Sampson power, one hand derrick. John Barn ard, Barton. 31tf FOR SALE 40 acres of fine mead ow land with barn included. Alfred Brown, Tel. 151-11, Orleans. 28tf FOR SALE or trade for stock, surrey with shafts and pole, nearly new. Price right. II. B. Chamber lain, Irasburg. 31tf FOR SALE Top buggy and driv ing harness, both nearly new. Price reasonable. Mrs. Lilla Dow, Glover. 30-32 FOR SALE Your choice from a head of 17 good young cows, grade Jerseys and Holsteins. Both tele phones. E. D. Clark, Orleans. 31-32p WANTED WANTED Live poultry. Elrick, Barton. 18tf WANTED Sound, clean sacks. R. P. Webster, Barton. 38tf WANTED Set scales, capacity, 2000 pounds. F. W .Comstock. lwp WANTED Volunteers for haying. Communicate with me if you will help some farmer in haying. Rev. S. G. Suitor, Irasburg. 26tf WANTED Miners and muckers, and men to learn. Good wages and good board. Vermont Copper Co., South Strafford, Vt. 26-34 WANTED We have a good place for young lady, also for a young man to work for board while attending school. Nashua Business College, A. H. Barbour, Prin., Nashua, N. H. 30-32 HELP WANTED on essential work, machinists skilled and unskilled. Good pay and steady work in a small but growing town. Apply in person or by letter. Butterfield & Company, Inc., Derby Line, Vt. 29-31 MISCELLANEOUS Now ready to do all kinds of auto trucking. Furniture moving a spe cialty. Homer Rushford, Barton. 24tf INSURANCE Best stock and mu tual companies. Surety bonds. F. W. Baldwin, Agent, Barton. 26tf FOR SERVICE Registered Mor gan stallion, "Damon Junior," will be at my stable in Glover village every Monday. C. H. Kimball Co. Tel. 1-61. 25-32p AT YOUR SERVICE Registered Black Percheron Stalliori Douglass 116566. Bred in France. 'Phone 111-31, West Glover. Mondays at Crystal Lake Stable, Barton. 22tf LOST LOST Between Orleans and Iras burg via Coventry, lady's panama hat. Reward if returned to Mrs. E. i M. Nichols, Glover. lwp BOY LOST WANTED Information concern ing Arcene Hamer, of Coventry, Vt., who left home July 20 and has not been heard from since. He is 16 years old, about 5 feet in height, weighs 125 pounds, is thickset, has red hair, brown eyes and freckled face. He was dressed in a blue belt ed suit and carried blue striped over alls, was headed for Orleans. Any information concerning him is desired by his father, Felix Hamer, Orleans, Vt. R. F. D. No. 1, or by Colby Stod dard, Orleans, Vt. Congregational Church Notes. Sunday, August 4th Rev. W. A. Warner, Pastor. 10.45, Morning service. 12.00, Sunday school. 6.30, Christian Endeavor meeting. Subject, "All for Christ Our Ambi tions." Phil. 3:4-11. Consecration and business meetings. Leaders, Hel en Buck and Mildred McFarlane. On Sunday morning Mrs. Thomp son of Northampton, Mass., presented the missionary Conquest Program in a very earnest and interesting man ner. Mrs. Ruth Webster sang the soprano solo and obligato in the an them and Miss Marion Redfield sang "The Holy City" for offertory. CLASSIFIED FOOD xmx m in fflmm the wjjus wM County Historical Society Picnic. The annual meeting and county pic nic of the Orleans County Historical society will be held at the Old Stone House in Brownington Friday, Aug ust 16. Further announcement will be made next week. Since the last meeting and picnic was held two years ago the County Historical society has purchased the Old Stone House and is now making repairs upon it intending to make it ultimately a center for matters of county interest, especially things his torical. Plan to go to this picnic. If Friday should be a stormy day the picnic will be held Saturday. BARTON LOCAL NOTES Slayton Lang is in Boston on busi ness. E. W. Gilpin of Richford was re cently in town several days. Miss Eva Gilpin has been spending a week's vacation in Westfield. Mrs. Frank Ryder and children are visiting friends in Lyndonville. W. Z. Twombly of Newport House, Newport, spent Sunday in town. Miss Elsie Bowen of Newport is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Homer Pot ter. Miss Harriet Austin was called to Orleans last week to care for Mr. Doe who was ill. Miss Etta Folsom returned last week from a session of summer school at Johnson. Harry Patterson of Hornell, N. Y., is spending a few days with his fami ly here. U. W. Brown of Evansville visited his aunt, Mrs. A. Wilkie, the first of the week. Mrs. Noah Brooks is entertaining her sister, Miss Rosalie Vallier, from Stanstead. Mrs. A. A. Hitchcock of Provi dence, R. L, is a guest at the Gilpin home this week. Miss Helen Johnson of Glover is stopping with Mrs. Frank Paddleford for a few weeks. Mrs. Addison Smith entertained her Sunday school class at her home Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Brown of Lyn donville were guests of her father, C. E. Sisco on Sunday. Mrs. Frank Sheldon entertained her sister, Mrs. Jennie Kipp, of Or leans the last of the week. H. M. Gardiner and son, Neil, were in Boltonville Sunday to attend the funeral of Mr. Gardiner's aunt. Osmond Dwyer, who has been in Greensboro, where he was taken ill, has improved enough to return here. Miss Lillian Robinson of Ayer, Mass., is spending a short vacation with her mother, Mrs. Lucy Robinson. Miss Violet Yerex, who has been the guest of Mrs. Lucy Robinson, re turned to her home in Boston, Mon day. The Walter L. Main circus shows on the Clifford meadow north of the village Thursday afternoon and eve ning. Mrs. M. J. Elliott went the last of the week to the Deaconess hospital in Boston, where she will remain for a time. Mrs. Lucy Atanasoff and daughters returned Sunday night after spend ing a week at Mrs. Harry Cook's in Irasburg. Mrs. Alma Wiggin of Hartford, Conn., who is spending the summer at Newport, called on friends in town last week. Mrs. Watson and son, Elmore, of Boston are guests of their relatives, Mrs. Joel Chesley, and Mrs. T. W. Redington. Miss Marjorie Young of Browning ton has been spending some time with Mrs. E. W. Barron and Mrs. R. P. Webster. Mrs. Henry Baldwin and children, Master Henry and Miss Aline, of Springfield, Mass., are spending a va cation in town. The Newport items contain partic ulars concerning the mishap to the Redmond automobile which occurred near here Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Miller who have been guests of Mrs. Susan Currier for a week, have returned to their home in Maiden, Mass. Mrs. Percy Leonard and little son who have been spending several days with Mrs. Florence Pillsbury, return ed to Montreal Monday. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Proctor and son, Fletcher are spending their va cation in Canada visiting at Water loo, St. Johns, Knowlton and other points. Francis Damon is here for a short visit, having been discharged from the army. He goes to Lowell, Mass., the first of the week, where he has a position. Mr. and Mrfs. John Beattie and Mrs. Martha Phillips of Lyndonville, Ernest Smith of Springfield, Mass., and E. Smith of Irasburg were guests at Addison Smith's Sunday. The following letters remain un called for at the postoffice. Please say advertised when calling for these letters. Henry Hall, Mrs. Leslie Parker Dutton, Elizabeth Langlois. Many Barton people plan to take in the Orleans Chautauqua entertain ments which begin tomorrow. Some also plan to go to , the Newport or Lyndonville chautauqua later. Vermont Insurance Payments. The Insurance Press of New York publishes the distribution of life in surance payments in the United States by cities and towns, as well as notably large amounts of life insur ance paid in individual cases. The computations, omitting full consideration of payments in foreign countries, show the following sum marization of life insurance distribut ed in 1917 by insurance organizations of the United States and Canada: Claims paid in the United States and Canada $499,400,000 Payments for premium sav ings and surrender values, and to annuitants 278,900,000 Grand total $778,300,000 The total payments in some of the towns of Vermont according to the Insurance Press were: Newport $740,000 Burlington 271,000 Brattleboro 194,000 St. Albans 128,750 St. Johnsbury 118,500 Rutland 86,250 Montpelier 84,500 Barre 80,750 Randolph 75,750 Manchester 60,250 Bennington 55,250 Richford 32,000 Morrisville 31,000 Saxtons River 26,250 Cambridge 25,750 Hartford 25,250 Lyndonville 25,250 Newbury 24,250 Milton 23,250 Richmond 23,250 Springfield 23,250 Jeffersonville 16,500 White River Junction 16,500 Brandon 15,500 East Hardwick 15,500 Hardwick 15,500 Barnet 11,625 Bellows Falls 11,625 Bridport 11,625 Poultney 11,625 Vernon 11,625 East Berkshire 10,750 Glover 10,750 The Insurance Press states that the third largest payment on a life in the United States in 1917 was on the life of E. C. Blanchard of Newport for $653,941, but a statement has been issued from Newport stating that Mr. Blanchard carried at the time of his death approximately $50,000 of insur ance only and brands the above state ment as untrue. The raid on Friday, which yielded so much Jamaica ginger and resulted in a heavy fine for the offender, is a warning to any, who may be tempted to carry this stuff, that the law has teeth. Mrs. C. E. Hamblet returned from Hanover hospital Tuesday, where she has been about three weeks, much improved in health. Mr. Hamblet went to Hanover to accompany her home. Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Jaques and Mrs. Anna Mason of Boston, who have spent some time in town each summer for several years, arrived in town last week and have rooms at A. P. Underwood's. The regular meeting of Crystal Lake Grange will be held Friday eve ning. The question for discussion is, "Why is it so many leading men of our nation come from the farm?" Roll call, "What does our grange stand for?" Neighbors and friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Chase, called at their home on Elm street Friday evening. The gathering was a surprise and was in honor of Mrs. Chase's birthday. A very pleasant evening was spent af ter which refreshments were served. Byron Kendall, formerly of Bar ton, who has been visiting his father at Centervale and a sister at Wheel ock, returned to his home in Spring field, Mass., Monday. Mr. Kendall has a good position in Springfield making arms for the government. M.H. Nelson, formerly of Barton, who enlisted from Caledonia county last February, is now employed in the shipyards at Newark, N. J., having been transferred with others of his company from the Casual camp at Camp Greene, Charlotte, N. C., a short time ago. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Comstock mo tored to Burlington Sunday to see their son, Glen Comstock, who is sta tioned at Pelham Harbor, N. Y., and came to Burlington for a short fur lough. They were accompanied, by Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Perley, who vis ited relatives in that city. A large gang of telephone men are in town working on the trunk line be tween St. Johnsbury and Newport. Beginning tomorrow morning, it is understood that the government takes over the control of all wire systems and we shall be talking over government-controlled wires then. At a meeting of the Barton Gran ite Promoting Co., held at the rooms of the Improvement club Thursday evening, it was voted to sell the shed which the company owns and close up the affairs of the concern. It is ex pected L. R. Lewis will have the property and enlarge his . present business. The Christian Endeavor social held at the church Tuesday evening was well attended. Ice cream and cake was served and a short program was given, consisting of violin solos by Miss Doris Whitcher, accompanied by Miss Ida Whitcher; reading by Mrs. Daisy Baldwin; whistling solos by Miss Wheeler, followed by games and stunts which everyone present seemed to enjoy. VERMONT CASUALTIES. Increasing Number of Green Moun tain Boys in the List. In the past week a large number of Vermont boys have been reported in the casualty lists. Milton S. Piper of Greensboro is among the names of those severely wounded. W. D. Westover of Jay is also on the wounded list. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Westover have receiv ed official notice. Young Westover enlisted last fall with Company L of Newport. He was stationed for a time at Fort Ethan Allen and went from there to Westfield, Mass., being transferred. Lieut. F. J. Stockwell, a graduate of Norwich university has been wounded in the head in France. He lived in West Burke with his uncle, H. D. Webster, and was a member of the 79th company, 6th regiment, United States marine corps, and is 24 years of age. He was commis sioned at Plattsburg camp last sum mer. Corporal Walter Jordan of the 102d Machine Gun Battalion was killed in action July 14, and was the Danville man who a short time ago captured a nachine gun from the enemy and Srought it back to the American trenches. He went out with other n embers of his company, but brought nhe gun back alone. A telegram was received from the war department by Cornoral Jordan's former employer, John A. Gagnon of Danville, announc ing Corporal Jordan's death. Corporal Jordan was 35 years of age and enlisted last June in Co. D of St. Johnsbury, going with the com pany to Fort Ethan Allen and later to CaniT) Devens. He went across last fall. His only relatives reside in En gland, in which country he was born. As a boy of 13 he came to Canada and lived there some time, after which he came to Danville and worked as a farm hand. John H. Devoid of North Ferris burg is reported as severely wounded. Private Lindsey E. Belknap of Co. A, 103d machine gun battalion, was severely wounded in action :n France July li. He enlisted last July in company E of this place, was at Fort Ethan Allen and Westfield, Mass., and was sent to France last October. The weather for the past ten days has been ideal for the crop situation. With a temperature soaring up into the 80's and 90's, corn and other crops have fairly jumped from the ground and haying has gone on apace. Crops had been considered rather backward and the lack of hay weather had been discouraging but the past week has made a great change in these conditions. The past two days have been somewhat cooler. Crystal lake beach has been the scene of bathing from early morning until late at night during the hot weather. Cars from Orleans and oth er places are frequent visitors and the beach becomes more popular from year to year. Not another beach so fine in every respect and so accessible is to be found in this part of the state. Barton should take every pains to keep this beach clean and the cases of thieving should be run down and the offenders made to suffer. A large number attended the La dies' Society picnic which was held at Barrows' camp, Stone pond, Wed nesday. The weather was perfect and transportation was furnished for all who wished to attend. The tables were abundantly laden with delicious food. Mr. and Mrs. Barrows did everything possible to add to the pleasure of the guests. A p"oem ap propriate to the occasion was written and read by J. F. Batchelder. The day was a most enjoyable one to all present and will long be remembered as one of the bright spots of the year. Through H. C. Potter, the leader, the band boys want to express their appreciation of the material assis tance rendered them through the Im provement club, which has enabled them to continue their organization and concerts. Perhaps the public- at large does not know that the calling of so many of our young men into the army has so depleted the players that hiring from outside had to be resort ed to to such a degree that the reg ular funds were insufficient to carry our band through the season and only by substantial assistance are we en joying these splendid concerts and the benefits of having such an organ ization in our town. HOLLAND Mrs. A. R. Hall spent the past week with her daughter in Beebe. Mr. and Mrs. Stratton recently vis ited their son, B. J. Stratton. The Merry Maids met with Doris and Avis Wheeler Wednesday. Mrs. Hamilton is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Hattie Jenness. Mrs. Wm. Palin spent last week at Derby Line caring for Mrs. Ames. Mrs. O. L. Kidder, who was recent ly injured, is improving at this writ ing. Dora Hussey, wTho is in Sherbrooke hospital is reported as comfortable as could be expected. A meeting of the M. W. A. was held Wednesday evening in the Grange hall. State Deputy George Baldwin gave a lecture and explained many in teresting things pertaining to the work of the organization. Stoddard Seeks Re-election. Orleans, July 31, 1918. Mr. Editor: I will seek a reelection to the office of State's Attorney at the coming elections. I would appreciate it if you will make the fact known to your readers in such manner as you may deem best. My campaign for reelec tion will be based upon the record of the first eighteen months of service ending August 1, 1918. During that time I have turned into the state treasury more than $3000 in fines and costs; presented the evidence which sent at least three offenders to Wind sor and about a dozen offenders to the House of Correction at Rutland. Sev eral young offenders have been sent to the Industrial School at Vergennes and many more have been placed in the care of the State Board of Char ities and Probation. I have cleaned up every rum hole I could find in the county and am now engaged in an effort to rid the county of its places of evil resort. I am now compiling my official record as shown by my own card index of complaints and the court records of prosecutions and con victions. I will give the result to your readers through your advertis ing columns at an early date. Very truly yours, Colby Stoddard. Thompson Candidate for State's At torney. I am a candidate for the Republi can nomination for State's Attorney of Orleans County at the primaries to be held on September 10, 1918. My only platform is that, if nomin ated and elected, I will perform the duties of the office to the best of my ability without fear, favor or preju dice of or to any one. Frank D. Thompson, Barton, Vermont, July 25, 1918. Bradstreet's Trade Report. Bradstreet's Burlineton. Vt. office reports the hot wave of the past week ,' nas materially advanced the interest I oi the larmer- in assisting with the harvest of the hay crop and develop ment of corn. Some complaint is heard of blight damage to potatoes. Lumber manufacturers report the conference at Washington regarding prices to prevail for lumber until the first of November next has unified conditions and cleared up uncertainty. On the whole it has had a beneficial effect upon the market although at present the demand is directly or in directly almost wholly for govern ment purposes. The ability to fur nish is the question most prominent among manufacturers of boxes. The proposed reduction in produc tion of piano backs to 60 per cent is being accepted in the spirit intended. Production at present is better than was anticipated earlier in the year. Among scale manufacturing plants the production is heavy with demand constant. In the state the past week one ma ; chine plant suffered a temporary loss 1 in roroduction bv reason of labor dis agreement. There is apparently as active a demand for machines as ear lier in the year. Raw material is hard to secure. Production on the part of manu facturers of automobile parts is fully as great as at any period during the year. The demand for stone machin ery does not increase. Retail mer chants report fair trade but state col lections are slow. WILLOUGHBY Mrs. Quimbv of Beebe is visiting j her daughter, Mrs. Orin Gray. There was a large crowd at the dance at Myron Libby's Tuesday eve ning. Mrs. Jane Duke, who has been vis iting her son at Lyndonville, returned Friday. Lewis Lord and family are the guests of Mrs. Lord's mother, Mrs. Forrest. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Leclair and Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Waterman took a trip to the White Mountains Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Clarke of Springfield, Mass., spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Orcutt. Mr. Clarke is employed by the Fiske Rub ber Tire Co. MORGAN CENTER Miss Lucy Gregory has returned to her home in New York. Mrs. John Davis of Ludlow is vis iting at A. E. Ewens. Miss Vivian Ewens of Island Pond has been spending a few days in town. John Crowe has moved his family from West Derby into George Ewens' house. W. C. Atkins and family, M. L. Dutton and family and E. L. Dut ton and family motored to the Bal sams Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Hector Comua and children of Springfield, Mas3., have been visiting her father, George Max well for a few days. WESTMORE Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnson from New Hampshire are visiting at Wil liam Webster's. William Wills left last week for Haverhill, Mass., and will go to Camp Devens for training. The yarn has come for the socks and anyone wishing to knit can get yarn by calling at Mrs. C. J. Tatro's for it. The Ladies' Aid society will hold their second ice cream sale at the church Friday evening. Everyone most cordially invited to attend. SHEFFIELD HAS BIG FIRE Five Buildings Destroyed as Result of Children's Carelessness. A fire Monday afternoon, which de stroyed five residences and caused a property loss of $8,000, seriously threatened the entire village of Shef field. The fire started in the south ern end of the village at 2.30 o'clock and fanned by a stiff south wind, swept the main street. The wind chang ed so frequently it made the situation a serious one. The fire started from matches with which children were playing. The first property destroyed was that of John Holtham, building and entire contents, loss $2,000. The next in the path of the wind was the prop erty of Mrs. Alvira Gray of Lyndon ville, occupied by P. A. Randall. The entire property, with household ef fects, was destroyed, no Insurance. The wind changing, the flames spread to the opposite side of the street and burned the house of Miss Hannah Barber, with all its contents. Back to the other side of the street again, the fire took the house of Aar on Gray of Littleton, N. H., occupied by Raymond Wood. He lost every thing. The fifth and last piece of property destroyed was that of W. A. Bailey of Sheffield, occupied by Mrs. Emma King. Her household effects were saved. The village is without fire protec tion, but within 20 minutes nearly 100 farmers had reached the village and were vigorously fighting the fire. Help was called from Lyndonville, but before it arrived the farmers had the fire under control. This is the second fire in Sheffield within a few years, the other occur ring four years ago, when a part of the village was destroyed, with a loss of $15,000. This was never rebuilt. Short-Time Farm Labor. There are numerous times when short-time labor can be well employed on the farm, haying, hoeing, silo fill ing, planting, etc. It is when a rusn of work comes all at once that a farmer oftentimes must suffer loss because the labor is not available to clear up this work in a short time. For this reason various towns and cities of the state are being organized to take care of this very- situation. A committee usually of the business men with one man in charge, enrolls volunteer labor, arranges for the transportation of this labor to and from the farm, and answers all calls for help. This very sort of an or ganization was completed at Orleans Friday morning when Prof. R. T. Burdick and the County Agent met with the club of business men. Prof. Burdick outlined the proposition and Harry Dickens, who previously had done something along this line was appointed to take charge and a com mittee appointed to assist him. ANY FARMER WANTING HELP WITH IN FIVE OR SIX MILES OF THE VICINITY OF ORLEANS SHOULD CALL MR. DICKENS AT HIS OF FICE AT ORLEANS, 131, OR RESI DENCE, 107-5, STATING THE NUMBER OF MEN NEEDED AND WHEN NEEDED. The business men of Orleans have taken hold of this situation, now it is up to the farmers to make their wants known. It is expected that organizations of a similar nature will be completed in other towns before long. Hence any man needing help should notify the office of the Agricultural Association at Newport. Tel. 341-3. Watch Circus Unload. The Walter L. Main circus train arrives about 5 o'clock tomorrow and the unloading will be 'watched by many with interest. LOWELL 4 Miss Ella Pope is visiting friends in North Troy. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Farman were in Barton Tuesday. H. B. Parkhurst of North Troy was a caller in town Tuesday. C. A. Young is home from Kittery, Me., for a thirty days' vacation. Mrs. Oliver Hunt of North Troy visited at L. R. Sinclair's last week. W. H. Pope and son, Ara, were in Island Pond a few days last week on a fishing trip. Miss Jennie Messer of New Haven, Conn., is visiting her brothers, Chas. and Fred Messer. Wallace and Walter Reynolds of North Dighton, Mass., are visiting their uncle, A. G. Gelo. i Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Finnegan and children of New York are visiting his brother, A. P. Finnegan. Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Roy of West Barnet, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Parker, over Sunday. Miss Cora Norton of Sutton, P. Q., and Mrs. Wm. Buck of Derby visited their cousin, A. P. Sweet, Sunday. Mrs. M. F. Benware returned home Saturday from Johnson, where she has been attending summer school. Mrs. Annie Davis and Mrs. Abner Domey and son, Richard, of Newport, were guests of Mrs. Albion Stebbins, recently. Mrs. Henry Therriault and chil dren and Mrs. Eleanor Mason, return ed home Sunday from Lyndonville, where they have been visiting rela tives the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barney mo tored to St. Johnsbury Sunday, ac companied by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Barney and daughter, who had been visiting here the past week. President Wilson Vouches for Orleans Orleans is going to support a chau tauqua this week, beginning Thurs day. It has had chautauqua s before but never have the people gone after this big proposition with more vigor and vim. The Community cliautauqua offers a big patriotic program of great ed ucational as well as recreational val ue. The Red Cross and the Y. M. C. A. declare the ehautaunnn is tViA greatest institution for the patriotic education oi small communities. Here is Mr. Wilson's Wtor f the International Chautauqua associ ation: "It has been on my mind for some time to thank your organization for the very real help it has given to America in the struggle that is con cerned with every fundamental ele ment of national life. Your speakers, going from community to community, meeting people in the friendly spirit engendered by years of intimate and understanding contact, have been ef fective messengers for the delivery and interpretation of democracy's ' meaning and imperative needs. The work that the Chautauqua is doing has not lost importance because of the war, but rather has gained new opportunities for service. "Let me express the hope that you will let no discouargement weaken your activities and that the people will not fail in the support of a patri otic institution that may be said to be an integral part of the national de fence. "Cordially and sincerely vours, "Woodrow Wilson." Big Picnic and Field Day. The town committee of the Orleans County Agricultural association in Craftsbury are arranging for a big picnic and field day at James' Ander son's Grove in East Craftsburv. Wed nesday, Aug. 7th. There will be something doing every minute of the time and it is hoped that those who attend will at least find time to eat their lunch between all the various happenings of the day. A. L. Smith, a poultry specialist from Burlington, will .give demon strations in culling out the poor pro ducing hens in farm flocks. There will be a cattle judge on hand, also, to demonstrate important points in picking out high producing animals. One or two short speeches for everyone. Miss Clemma Seaver, home demon stration agent for this county will give her attention to the women. The program will include a canning dem onstration, and an exhibit of articles useful in drying fruits and vegeta bles. Each woman who comes is ask ed to bring with her a sample of food made from her most successful war recipe. It must contain no white sug ar and no wheat flour. These food3 will form part of the exhibit. Some one from the Home Economics De partment of the Extension service at Burlington will be present and assist in making the day helpful as well as enjoyable. Don't forget to save Aug. 7th for the field day. BROWNINGTON Miss Marjorie Young spent several days in Barton last week. Mr. and Mrs. Will Mitchell spent the week-end in Lyndonville. Mr. and Mrs. Hal Clark viiitci his brother in Albany Sunday. George Wilson from Irasburg re cently visited his brother, Calvin Wil son. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Millier from Holyoke are visiting at Mr. Beaure gard's. Miss Lizzie Bryant is away from home visiting friends in Irasburg and Barton. Mrs. F. E. Newton spent several days last week with her daughter, in Sheffield. Mrs. Mabel Adams and two daugh ters recently visited at Ethan Adams in Newport. A. A. Provoncha has gone to Barre to spend some time with his daugh ter and other friends. Recent visitors at Clarence Hause's were Mrs. Alice Emery and Miss Mary Wheeler from Fairfax. Mrs. Ellen Nye, who has been spending her vacation at B. J Mack's, has returned to her work in Boston. Mrs. Watson, who has been work ing for Miss Lizzie Bryant, has fin ished her work there and gone to her home in Albany. Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Blouin and two granddaughters from Barre, who have been visiting at Ben Provoncha's have returned to their home. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Plake, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Going and Arthur Colbarn were in St. Johnsbury Sunday. Mr. Colburn remained at the home of his brother, T. J. Colburn, where he will receive medical treatment. BROWNINGTON CENTER P. G. Stone has sold his Maxwell car to F. V. Swanson. Mrs. M. F. Prime of Barton called on her. father, Hector Lapierre, Sun day. Ed. Clough of Orleans has been working for J. C. Clough the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Bashaw of Boston were callers at Mrs. Martha Bur roughs' Sunday. David Grapes and family of Lyn donville and Mrs. Vietta Wells and son, Carl, of Ryegate, were at Mrs. Sarah Weeden's Sunday.