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ST. JOHNSBURY CALEDONIAN, MARCH 11, 1908.
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WIKHESDAT. MARCH 11, 190S.
PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY
THE CALEDONIAN COMPANY.
AKTHUK F. STORE,
Editor ana Publisher.
Pjthlan Building, St. Johnsbury, Vermont
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secona-ciass man matter.
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further notice.
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for three months, $d. For six months, $5
une year js.
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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
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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."
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"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
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"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.
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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,"
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Worthen (EL Gleason
73 Main Street.
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PERKINS NAPTHA CLEANSING WORHS
MANCHESTER DYE HOUSE.
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