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ST. JOHNSBURY CALEDONIAN, MARCH 11, 1908.
i J I WIKHESDAT. MARCH 11, 190S. PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY THE CALEDONIAN COMPANY. AKTHUK F. STORE, Editor ana Publisher. Pjthlan Building, St. Johnsbury, Vermont Batcred at the St. Johnsbury post office as secona-ciass man matter. $1.50 .75 .50 $1.00 TERMS OF THE CALEDONIAN. One year to any address, Six months, Tbiee months, Clergymen in Caledonia County, ADVERTISING RATES. These advertising rates have been adopted by the Caledonian and will be used until further notice. Per inch per week, $1. Per month, $1.50, for three months, $d. For six months, $5 une year js. Local notices, wants, for sale, etc., 2 cent per word first insertion. (These will be se In reading matter type and given the best position in the paper.) Legal notices 10 cents aline, three insertions. Probate notices $2.50 each for three Insertions. Dissolution liberation and similar notices $1.50 each for tnree insertions. Card ot thanks, 75 cents Obituary poetry, 10 cents a line. This puper is entitled to a place on the rrinier i inn kou or nonor, THE CALEDONIAN CO. Senator Proctor. In reviewing the life of any truly great and good man the best, the choicest things may not be spoken. For there are always certain things in such a life of which mention cannot be nude with out unwarranted intrusion on that which is sacred to the man himself and to those whom they immediately con cern. This finds illustration in the life and career of Hon. Redfield Proctor, the recently deceased senior senator of our state. But there are matters, which may not perchance find utterance in the many words of eulogy which will be spoken and which may be told to the enhance ment of the already high regard in which he is held throughout the state, the telling of which will in no wise violate the sanctity of any treasured experiences. It has been said that Senator Proctor was a representative Vermonter. The fact is that it will probably never be known how profoundly true is such a statement. The finest traditions of this commonwealth found personification in him. A product of the state, as is well known, he had a supreme belief in the state, her people, her institutions, her industries, her mission in the New Eng land group and in the larger sisterhood, a belief which was nothing' short of a deep, passionate devotion. If ever a man gave himself, body, mind, and heart, to a movement, cause, or place, he gave himself to Vermont. He was an ardent "and unwavering believer in young men. His spirit was the spirit of the youth, always facing the future. He had ever the vision-seeing faculty, that great prerogative of youth. In his business and political career he brought around him young men and laid on them very responsible tasks. The great business which he founded, the remarkable future of which he projected, and of which he was for many years the head the largest single industry in the state, and by far the largest of its kind in the world this business has not amongst its active heads or directors a man who is 60 years of age, and, with one exception, none who has reached 50. And these have held their respective, responsible positions for the past decade, most of them for a much longer period. Futhermore, the community of Proctor is essentially a community of young people. Through this all can be seen the influence of Senator Proctor's sublime faith in the vigor, freshness, and promise of young blood. Of his benefactions one who may know something hesitates to speak. The great monument to his philanthropic spirit is known of all our people the Sanatorium at Pittsford. Just how great a monument this is only those un fortunate ones of this and coming generations whose lives will be blessed by its ministrations will learn. That tkere have been other memorials more modest but none the less real and signfi cant of his large and kindly heart, many and increasing throughout his career, can be confidently affirmed. Of those who might rise up to testify to this the name is legion. In this connection it may be noted that, during his conspicu ously simple and unostentatious life, he has been a patron of the best things, the 'most vital, the American things the church, the school, the library, the hospital. No town of its size in this or any state can show these four neces sary and established institutions of society more thoroughly developed or more splendidly supported than the town of Proctor. And this development and support can be attributed in large measure to the solicitous interest and contributions of Senator Proctor. j Hut amongst the many fine things that can lie said of him probably the ' finest as perhaps it is the finest that may be said of any man is that he was unquestionably a man of the people, he loved to be with them. And thev knew it. "The common people heard him gladly." His was a democratic tempera ment and instinct. Pew things pleased him more than to mingle with the people of his own or surrounding towns, in all of which he was equally well known. He lived very near to men and was genuinely interested in their affairs. He rejoiced to know that the men and women amongst ...1 1.- I ; 1 r w uuiii oc nau iiveu ior so counted him not only a personal acquaintance, but a personal friend Ana tne gnet over Mis loss is in many humble homes as real if not as keen as in his own household. More, much more, might be said. But why say it? Is it not all to say and to know that the word is true that if the nation has lost a statesman, and Ver mont her first citizen, the world has lost a man. Maxwell Evarts. The twenty-third annual report of the Southern Pacific railroad has little interest for us except that it throws a sidelight upon Vermont politics just at this time. As almost everyone knows the president of this road is E. II. Har riman who has been for some time persona non grata at the White House. In fact, if our memory serves us correct he is one of the charter members of the "Ananias Club." It is also well under stood that Mr. Harriman is unfriendly to Secretary Taft's ambitions and favors the nomination of Gov. Hughes. In the list of directors of this railroad we notice fourth in the list "Maxwell Evarts, New York, N. Y.," and in the list of general officers "Maxwell Evarts, New York, N. Y.," appears as attorney for the corporation. Now this is the same gentleman that the friends of Gov. Hughes in this state are urging should be on our delegation at the republican national convention. It is highly prob ' able that Mr, Harriman knows that Mr. Evarts is not a resident of New York, but a distinguished Vermonter and a member of the last Legislature where he served with credit and distinc tion. Isn't it fair also to assume that the wily railroad magnate knows that this director and railroad attorney will isten for "his master's voice" while representing his native state at the con vention. 1 he Bellows balls Times thinks the "convention will probably decide that it is better to choose delegates who have no entangling alliances, al though the alliances are purely in a business way and entirely proper," and the Ludlow Tribune, who would be glad o see their county represented on the delegation, wonders if Mr. Evarts would be an impartial delegate. Mr. Evarts has many friends through out the state who believe he has a great political future and we hope for his own sake that he will notallowhis name to be used in connection with the Chicago convention. ermonters don't want any Harriman dictation in their presi dential politics. Their Feari were Groundless. Secretary Taft has written the St. Johnsbury board of trade declining its invitation to speak in that town. The genial secretary of peace feared no doubt that the St. johnsbury people would think he passed through Brattleboro on his way north. Brattleboro Phoenix. License Towns Less This Year. Returns from nearly all the 246 towns and aities of Vermont show that the number of towns and cities voting for license tins year will number 29 as com pared with 33 in 1907. The towns and cities follow: Bakersfield Bennington RrslintrpA Middlesex North Hero Orange Pownal Rutland City Richmond Somerset Shelburne Shoreham Stowe Swanton Vernon Wells West Rutland Braintree Brandon Burlington Canaan Castleton Chester Colchester Danby East Haven Fair Haven Highgate Hancock Isle La Motte The results of Tuesday's elections show mat Caledonia and Orleans counties went solidly no license. Not a large town or city on the east side went for license, the great surprises there beinir the vote in Rockingham (the village of ueiiows falls), ana in the city ot Barre. St. Albans went no license for the first time since the law went into effect in 1903. Bennington and Rutland of the large places alone held to license. I he following 16 turned from license to no license: Arlington, Brighton. Barre c,ry. Jay, Midulebury, 1'ittstord, Rut land town, Richford, Rockingham, St. Albans city, St. Albans town, St. George, Starksboro,. Victory, Woodford, and Norwich. The 11 additions to the'license plnces mis year are: Hakersheld, Brandon, Braintree, Burlington, Colchester, Dan ny, Orange, Pownal, Richmond, Stowe, swanton. THE FOOD VALUE OF Baker's Cocoa is attested by 197 "rs Constantly Lt I Increasing Sales f50 Highest Europe America Registered V. a. i'u omca We have always maintained the highest standard in the quality of our cocoa and choc olate preparations and we sell them at the lowest price for which unadulterated articles can be put upon the market. Walter Baker & Co., Ltd. Established 1780 DORCHESTER, MASS. Uncle Joe Cannon. St. Johnsbury Academy, ST. JOHNSBURY, VT. Sixty-fifth year opened Tuesday. Sept. 3. at 9.30 A- M. Fits lor Colleges and Scientific Schools. Commercial Department trains in bookkeep ffif?, Typewriting and Stenography. Instructions In Art and Vocal Music. Charlotte Fairbanks Cottage oBers all the comforts of their own homes to girls. The very best of opportunities for an educa tion at the least possible cost. Send (or illustrated catalogue. C. P. HOWLAND. Principal. Vermont Papers that Support Taft. The Newport Express is for Taft. Thi s makes three papers who tavor the famous secretary of war for president, in Ver mont. Burlington Clipper. The usually well-informed editor of the Burlington Clipper should read liis ex changes more closely and if he did he would learn that one-fourth of the repub lican dailies and one-fourth of the repub lican weeklies are supporting Secretary Taft for the presidency. Geographically this support conies from eight counties in the state and in the list are some of the leading journals in Vermont. For the benefit of the editor of the Burling ton Clipper, and possibly others, here is the list: St. Albans Daily Messenger, Bennington Daily Banner, Bellows Falls Times, Bradford Opinion, Enosburg Falls Standard, Deerfield Valley Times, New port Express and Standard, St. Johns bury Republican, Northfield News, St. Johnsbury Caledonian. From a careful reading of all the Ver mont papers since the campaign opened we think the above is a correct list, but if there have been any omissions, or any editor thinks his paper is wrongly classi fied, we should be pleased to make the correction. We expect that this list will be substantially increased as time goes on. Many readers of the Burlinirton Free Press, says the Montpelier Journal, have enjoyed the fremient "Otiis Bov" letters that take off public men and various other suspicious characters so neatly in that dawn-tide daily, hut the St. Albans Messenger puts another st ar in the news- papermen's galaxy by telling the writer's name. It is Kcporter Cray L. Kerning. iuii ui liic rree t ress Stan, tlisetlusion on Uncle Joe Cannon is well worth re production : I receeved a scurlisious leter yesterda from the ex ofiis boy, w ho is in Boston, savin i didnt no nothin ore i wouldnt left out joe cannon in mv leter aboute the candy-dates 4 presidente the other da. he enclosed the follow-in essay on joe cannon, which i aint 2 proud Z nnnte. joe was borne in de rugged hils of illi- fnois an u can tel by his speeches he aint never forgot it. wen he eets his low colar on an nis sioucii nat tucked in his coat tale pwkit an 1 hand in de air on 1 side and de udder up in de same air on de udder side an 1 i glued on de star spangled baner on de udder side of de house, its a cinch dey cant nobudy in de race maik moar noise dan he can, an am proud of oure good oldc state of illi- nois an i am nroude of uncle sam an i am proud u v de tariff an i am proude of our raieroads an i am proud de country aint goin 2 de dogs, an i am proud dat six teen trilyuns of hard earned spondulicks is salted aweigh what we awl did in de civil war an i am proud uv de old sojers an i am proud uv de wives an der chil- dnn an dere childrins childrin an i am proud 2 stan here in dis bee-u-tiful an mumtcent opry house an tel u my best line uv yarns an i am proud u kiii lissin ter me without runnin aweigh an in (act, ladis and genlmen an odders includin de noospaper men.i am proud, proud, proud as deduce, dummed if i aint. de audience gets batty den. nex da joe goes on 2 the nex stop, growin older an prouder awl the time, whil de men wid de votes smile. luun up ue recoru uv news ana den goes 4 me museum 2 sea sum reel fossils, yourn, the oflis boy. Why the Poor Man Works. One hears it said that the rich comucl the poor to work. To this Clemenceau has most wisely replied: The rich do not compel the noor to work: nature com pels them to work. Work, the search for food, is the universal law of nature, imperatively laid on all, young and old, male and leinale alike: and lasting the whole lifetime. All that the rich do is to show the poor what to work at; and this thev do, not because thev are rich. for a rich fool cannot do it, but because they have the twofold power of seeing what is needed to be done, and co-ordi nating the powers of others, to tret it done. The poorest man in the country, if he have these two powers, will soon become rich. It is not capital that makes power effective; it is inherent power that makes capital effective. The richest men among us today began with no capital but their inherent power; and wnat we call capital is merely the register of that power, the evidence that the power has been exerted : but the inheren power is the real thing. Whatever form the state may have, we are, and always shall lx dependent on those who have the twofold power of seeing what is to be done, and of co-ordinatinir workers to do it. Harper's Weekly. AUCTION ROOMS Republican Block. For sale a fine Dining Table cost new $25: a Dressing Case costing $16; Dining Chairs costing $2.50; a Clenvvood Stove costing $44: and other goods equally good, all In good condition. s Then we have new Dining and Rocking Chairs. Iron Beds.Springs and Mattresses. Tables and Book Cases. A second hand Driving Harness. Mandolin. Graphophones. Banjo. Couches. Lounges and a large quantity of other goods. W. H. PRESTON. Auctioneer. Laundry Lyrics A la " Mother Goose." w "E WISH to announce ttat beginning January 1st, 1908, we will pay inter est at the rate of 4 Per cent, per an num compounded semi-annually on ALL deposits in our Savings Depart ment and we pay all the tax no matter how large the deposit. MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Loug'ee h. Smythe We have secured the Ag'enc in this vicinity for the famous JSi Hospital Fces i Dllemmi. The $3,000 appropriated at the annual Montpelier meeting in aid of Heaton hospital has an apparently harmless strinif attached to it that is causing some discussion. The resolution appro priating this money, provides for the payment ot this money, "provided that all practitioners licensed by the state of erinont are granted equal rights in this institution. This admits osteopathic doctors, and opens the hospital to physicians in any town or city in the state, something that has never yet been done. PRESS COMMENT. Evarts and His Job. Regarding Renresentati ve Maxwell Evarts' fitness to represent the state at the National convention in Chicago, the admirers of the "Ideal List" have no mis giving as to his ability and personal honor. Their only doubt comes as fo whether his employer, E. H. Harriman, could resist the opportunity offered by the presence of his gifted attorney in the national party councils to "get in a whack" at Roosevelt. If Mr. Evarts were tempted to do anything of this kind he would grossly misiepresent his state; if he did not, he might misrepre sent his employer. Between love for Vermont and duty to the railroads, where would Brother Evarts find himself? In making up a list of representative Vermonters for the Vermont delegation in Chicago, the delegates of the state convention in Burlington, April 29th. will have to choose between their liking and admiration for Evarts and the pos sible embarrassment of his position as a Harriman delegate in a Roosevelt dele gationbecause Vermont is for Roose velt without much doubt regardless of what she may do to Roosevelt's heir. And it isn't as though Mr. Evarts' po litical future depended on going to Chicago. If Vermont sees fit she may honor Evarts in many other ways, any of which would be iree from the poten tial awkwardness set forth herewith. .Montpelier Journal. Vermont Editors of Journals. Scientific From Upper Piazza to Ground. Mrs. Rol)ert Imlah of Barre while shak ing a heavy rug from the piazza on the second story of her house Saturday, lost her balance and fell over a two-foot rail ing to the ground lk-low. Three ribs were broken and her head was badly cut. LITTLE JACK HORNER Hid in the corner While his shirt was "in the wash," He had taken it where They do nothing but tear, Till he'd come to his last, b'gosh! OLD MOTHER HL'BBARD Went to the cupboard To see if the clothes were clean, But when she got there The sight made her swear Not a piece was tit to lie seen., LITTLE MISS MUFFET She got in a huff at The way her shirt-waist was "done." Said she: "To be frank, This is decidedly rank," And she came to us on the run. And so you'll agree There's but one way to be That's careful, prompt and O. K. And if you patronize US " There'll lie an end to all fuss And, besides, you'll find 'twill pay. ' Summer Street Laundry, A. W. ADAMS 8c SON. PropVs. for i i n q i .. I II II 1 1 -z.r l ri (i ii i; n L' ... Mo hi; Hria i ... s e r: n.iiiv years "He's Aliment." If Caledonia county wants to be rep resented among the delegates from this district in the Republican National con vention, she ijjiust trot out her candidate As suggested bv the Caledonian, the county "is fairly entitled to one." What's the matter with Leighton J black of St. Johnsbury for a delegate ? LGroton Times. the announcement that Lester G. French of Brattleboro lias been chosen editor ot The Engineering Journal," published by the American society of mechanical engineers in New York, re calls that Vermonters are already quite prominent in the conduct of engineering periodicals, notably on "The Engineering News," one of the standard journals ot the sort and also published in New York (ty. the managing editor of this latter periodical is C. W. Baker and one of the associate editors is M. N. Baker, both Vermonters and both graduates of the University of Vermont. Another V ermonter who, if we are correct, occu pies a responsible place on a scientific magazine of like nature in Chicago is Merton C. Robbins, also of Brattleboro, and, like the Bakers, a graduate of the engineering department of the state university. That the new editor of "The Engineer ing juuNi.il gnes uuo ine worn with a natural aptitude is indicated by the fact that he is the son of O. L. French, pub lisher ot the Brattleboro Phoenix, itself ot a high standard of excellence in its kind of publication. Moreover, the younger French is a graduate ot the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and he was for nine vears prior to 190G engaged as editor of" "Machinery," pub lished by the Industrial Press of New York. Since leaving that work he has been writing scientific treatises and building up a business in publication of technical oooks in Brattleboro. So he goes into the new position at the head of "The Engineering Journal" amply iwi emeu uv naming ana experience. t Barre Times. A Card. We, the undersigned, do hereby agree to refund the money on a 50-cent bottle of Greene's Warranted Syrup ot Tar if it laus to cure yourcough or cold. We also guaranteea 25-cent bottle to prove satis- laciury or money reiunded. C. C. Bingham, F. g. Landry, Flint Brothers, M. I). Park. Barre, Westerly, Quincy, Scotch and Swede Granite. Italian and Vermont Marble. E. L. New England Phone. We are prepared to furnish plans and estimates in Granite andMarble. Write for designs and prices. Monuments re-set, Inscriptions cut on Marble and Granite in Ceme teries. ' Discolored and Moss Grown Monu ments cleaned to look like new. Carrich, II Boynton Ave., St. Johnsbury Vt FOR OTOMACH PAINS Dyspepsia, Indigestion, CoJie, Cholera Mor bus, or Uysentury use BROWN'S INSTANT RELIEF a guaranteed family remedy. At all dealers. Prewred by the Norway Medicine Co.. Norway, Maine. The Greatest Trip of the Year WASMIWGT EXCURSB THURSDAY, MARCH 26th, 1908, Returning until April 6th, POSTON & IVIAIIME RAILROAD ROUND TRIP FROM $15.50 St Johnsbury $15.50 It vnll bt nteetmrvforprusmgrr to ttop over at OrrtnMit, Mans Tii,.. ... i. tnfr?m,threit ' A.M., Man-K27th. ' omSIBZSSCS,e WH atop and take special llttir trains afrnn ev York, within iliml limit of ticket. An Excellent Chance to Visit America's Most Interesting City. D. J. FLANDERS. Pas. Tnr u. C, M. BURT) Gcn. Pass. Aot. Get one and get the Best. Prices 20.00. 25.00. 30.00 and S35.I We have about fifty suits In stock and invite inspection. Wei have 10 other makes of f Ladies' and Misses' Suits. We: A strong line at 9.50. 12.00. 15.00. 17.00. and $22.50. Silk and Panama Coats are correct this 'season snowing a fine lot dt 7.50 to S25.00 each. . j; We have a stock of 500 Ladies Dress Skirts. 21 to 36 1 2.50 to $20.00 each. I 'Spring waists and Shirt Waist Suits are here and best of all. 4 K V 1 Priestley's Spring' Dres Goods. a; Li k w in to U, it; lit Lougee & Smy the i All Coffee is Good, x uui suuit; Kmas are Detter than others. When vou wantf better kind come to our store as that is what we sell. The if that our Coffee sales are Increasing every month is pretty jf ..u..w a yuuu iiuiny 5i. jonnsbury people have wise" on buying their Coffee. If you have never bought Coffee here just remember the motto and "DO IT NOW," i Worthen (EL Gleason 73 Main Street. I For Fine Work Send Your ?5armenr tn tl, nu i:w.. PERKINS NAPTHA CLEANSING WORHS MANCHESTER DYE HOUSE. Advice kindly riiven. 1 r DCDItlln u. . i-ilu3, rrOpT 127 HatlOVRr St M,nrhP,tPr XM vm W 4 'lUIIUIIUVV ' ' P1 WIKMP!W'mM kHMfyf. T.nt-mjm. co tli to a 1 of he at r,p vis V Hi A. ia f., Tl J'1 111! r !3 a; r u. a.' s... v.-