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ST. JOHNSBUEY CALEDONIAN, MARCH 12, 1913
"WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 1913 published weeklt bt tkb calbdowijc compaict. W. J. BliGELOW, ft Eatrn ATnoe, St. Johnabury. Vt Katr4 at tha St. Jshnsbury post f&c aa aeoond-cls-sa mail matter. TERMS OF THE CALEDONIAN. Ova yaar ta any adcraaa, ll.St fix roantha, .75 Tbraa maarha, .59 Qerg-ymen In Caledonia County, ll.ttt ADVERTISING RATES. Zacal netloea. wants, for aale. etc., I oenta ver wr flrat Insertion. Leg-al etleea M oenta a line, three Insertions. Praaata notlcea I3.t each for three lnartlna. Dissolution, liberation ana almllar natlcea 91.69 each lor three taaertiena. Card of thanks. 76 cent. Obituary try. 19 centa a line. Thla paper la entitled ta a place en ta rrlater'a laK Jlall T tleaer. THE CALEDONIAN CO OUT OF TOWN AGENTS. Beatea Earle Newa Ce.. 517 Waah taaten and 79 Summer Streets. Lyadeavtlle Camsll and Blodsett. Xew England Industries George Brewster Gallup of the Pilgrim Publicity Bureau has sent out an article calling attention to the progressive methods adopted by the cities of the South and West in city planning and the manufacture of trade marked goods advertised until people call for them by name The move includes more than th manufacture and advertising of the goods as they are planning good homes for skilled laborers. They can buy the machinery and the raw material on equal terms with New England manufacturers. They only lack the skilled labor and by devel oping well governed cities and con structing modern and attractive homes they can get skilled laborers. So it will be seen that New Eng- , land industries must make a fight for the excellence of their goods, foi the publicity of established names , and in the housing facilities of theii working men if they are to retain their supremacy. It is a struggle for excellence in all things. Mr. Gallup's method of accomplishing, these things is given by him as follows:. "By improving our own cities. Fy a -city planning, campaign , which shall sweep all over New England. By competing' with these splendid western -and -southern people on. a plane of excellence in city building and city, regenerating on scientific and competent engineering lines. Having done this, we may be sure that we shall not have our skilled labor attracted away from us, as was the case, in the automobile and stove industries, and in part by the development of the cotton industr: in the South. We will begin to pro tect our perfected products by trade marks, and by advertising them bj name to the consumers of the coun try we will give them a prestige with the individual purchaser that the:'r high quality deserves. Wc will enable the pleased user of New England products to ask for them over and over again and iasist upon getting the identical article because it can be identified. By this meant we will keep up the output of our factories, and enable them to ex pand and grow even larger, in spite of competition. We shall then lost only those industries that we do no1 deserve to retain, and we will hold our skilled labor because of the steadiness of the demand for our goods and because of the environ ment we have provided in the finest and most scientifically perfected cities in the world." Taking the matter right home we find that we have industries of estab lished excellence recognized through out the world but we lack the! housing facilities for respectable families. We should start a cit: planning campaign here studying powers necessary for our local gov ernment to enforce city im provements. We should have build ing regulations that will enable us to get cheaper insurance and curt the indifferent individual from erect ing dangerous fire risks that wiP penalize the whole neighborhood for half a century. St. Johnsbury car become one of the most important manufacturing centers of New Eng land if its people grasp the oppor tunity before them and prepare foi it. Building State Highways We gladly publish the statemen by Elisha May regarding the amoun of money paid the selectmen of the town for state road work. The mai who made the statement concerninj the selectmen in town meeting alsc complained that the work is done wherever the selectmen choose and as they choose to do it. He als claimed the town should have ar engineer to lay out the work. W do not know how more misstate ments could have teen made in th same number of words than the gentleman made at that time. Th selectmen do not decide where the state money la to be laid out. The state highway commissioner decide where the state highway money shal be expended, the law stipulating tha he shall consult with the selectmer of the town. He stipulates how the roadway uhall be constructed and inspects the road after it is finished to see that his specifications have been complied with before a dollai i3 allowed for the work. He alsc selects the agent who- shall have charge of the work. His custom is tt select the local road commissioner ii he is qualified to do the work and il he is not he selects some one he believes is qualified. So it will be seen that the work is laid out by the best road building authority in the state and the local selectmen have nothing to say as to who shall be in charge of the work. Last year the selectmen were called on to assist the local road com missioner, who was given charge ol this work to the extent of $47. There cannot be a ' very large amount ol mismanagement in this. The gentleman who made the In correct statement referred to above is very much in evidence at everj public meeting on town affairs and I: always charging dishonesty and un fairness on the part of anyone' whe does not agree with his ideas. H seems obsessed with the idea he is the only honest thing on the floor Yet we unhesitatingly state that we know of no man better informed or things that are not so than this self appointed apostle of honesty. His right to speak is unquestioned but until he is more accurate in his statements he cannot be awarded the prize for honesty. Town officials should be criticized for the mistakes they do make but uninformed citi zens should not attempt to arouse unfounded prejudice against them. Real Political Plums The statement of the expense of miscellaneous employes at Montpelie which has been published by some o. the state papers shows that there an political plums in Vermont. The; are not, as so generally . charged, in the responsible offices of the state but in the employes in and abou' the state house during the session of the legislature. The pages,' the sweepers, stenographers and employ es of that character received $32, 101.79 from the state during the las session of the legislature, or $2&3.i; per day: ' The sweepers in the stat house, employed only a few hours daily received nearly $500 each ant? some of the young boys employed a messengers drew in excess of that sum, ' The biggest plum of all wai that drawn by the executive clerk who was paid $15.55 per day. The clerk of the house drew $592.53 more than the speaker and the sec retary of the senate $103.75 more than the lieutenant governor. That these things are not right will be admitted by every thinking man in the state. It is not the first time such things have occurred as there has been a regular practice o introducing resolutions by piecemeal at each session of the legislature making the pay of these different employes the same as that of the members. Years ago when the ses sions were short it did not amoun to a large sum but now it makes s big budget. The next session should fix an equitable compensation for the different classes of work and enact a law at the opening of the session fixing the wages for this class of employes. President Wilson has gone right to work and has chosen the follow ing men for his cabinet: Secretary of state, William Jen nings Bryan of Nebraska. Secretary of treasury William G McAdoo of New York. Secretary of war, Lindley M. Gar rison of New Jersey. Attorney general, James McRey nolds of Tennesee. Postmaster general, Representa tive Albert Burleson of Texas. Secretary of the navy, Josephm Daniels of North Carolina. Secretary of the interior, Franklin K. Lane of California. Secretary of Agriculture, Davit F. Houston of Missouri. Secretary of commerce, Represen tative William C. Redneld of New York. Secretary of labor, Representative William B. Wilson of Pennsylvania. Some of these men are not gener ally known to the public but those that are have attained success and there is every reason to expect sane and hones, service from the execu tive department of our national government. J. D. Blackshaw s HOLE IN THE WALL Diamonds, Rubies, Emeralds, Pearls and all Birth Stones, Solid Gold Wedding Rings. Solid Gold Beads, Watches, etc The new Geor gian pattern in Community Silver. Complete line of Rogers Knives, Forks, Spoons, Ladles, etc. " PHONE 9-4 " Vermont does nol lose any of It; j customs districts in the reorganiza tion of the customs berrice, but. il current reports are correct as to the past value of the positions, the twe collectors of customs will lose mucl money in the way of income. Unde the new plan the collectors are put on a straight salary of $4,000 a yeai and there will be no fees for mani fests or other papers. This will commend itself to the public as a fail and just way to conduct the cus toms business. While it is not. like ly men earning as much money as Harland B. Howe is in his law prac tice will have further interest in the position good men can be secured for $4,000 per year and the public will no longer suffer extortionate Charges for fees. The open door at the Whit House was closed mighty quick whe: the office seekers began to rush in The president has given notice that they will not be admitted unless they have been sent for and it seems like a sensible rule. fiut some of the hungry ones have lost the expense of a long tiresome trip to the inaug uration. Owners of dogs should read No 226 of the Public Acts of the Gen eral Assembly as they may be able to save money if they read the law before April 1. MUSEU3I NOTES Interesting Articles Brought From Old Garrets in This Vicinity Rummaging in attics and "shed chambers" often reveals interestinj relics of the olden time. The col lections In the Historical Room o. the Fairbanks Museum have been enriched recently by articles brougn to light at the Works Farm on the edge of Waterford and loaned by Mrs. H. C. Band and Mrs. William Li. Russell. Two of these are con venient, though crudev iron uten sils for the. kitchen nrepiace a toaster and a broiler and another is a wool-worker's hetchel which it rouehlv made, the hand-wrought spikes being set into a lead frame fastened to the hardwooa diock The most unique article is a potato masher which only, the initiated would recoenize. for the wooden handle is about the size of that ol an ordinary shovel, while th wrought-iron base is a disc nine inches in diameter. TLua huge masher Was used not for preparin. food for the large families of those days, but for making potato whiske. -an industry that perhaps few peo pie know was ever carried on this "dry" locality. These articles may be seen in .the cases on the nortl side of the Historical Room. A mod el of the Fairbanks Cotton Scale? loaned by Mrs. E. P. Lee, and a pair of skates made in 1862 by Johr L. Lanctot who presented them an also displayed in these cases. On the wall of one of the North American Bird Cases has been hunf a nest of Bullock's Oriole, the gift of Miss Ada Sturtevant. This oriole is a native of the western states anc" its nest is larger and different in shape from that of our Baltimore Oriole. The special collection of Vermon minerals has been increased by re markably fine specimens of hema tite, calcite, asbestos, halotrichite tremolite and zoisite, the gift of A E. Ordway of Barton, Vt. A remarkable bird record has been noted at the Museum, that o evening grosbeaks which have been seen recently in three localities nea St. Johnsbury. Feb. 27, Mr. Skin ner of Passumpsic found a flock oi a dozen near his home where they remained for a week feeding on the withered crab apples left on the trees. . March 5, Miss Howe report ed a flock of six in East St. Johns bury, eating buds on the ever green trees. The same day Mr. Brock of Wells River discovered If of these rare birds dining on maple buds. Some were seen Monday morn ing at South Park in a flock of pine grosbeaks. The evening grosbeak is a very noticeable bird, about the size of a robin, with a thick, prominent white bill which enables him to eat seeds and buds of good size. The female is olive-brown in color ing, with large patches of black anc7 white on back and wings. The malt shows brilliant yellow on back anc breast. Chapman says: "This dis tinguished inhabitant of the fai northwest is a common winter vis itant in Manitoba" and the contigu ous parts of the bordering states. At Irregular intervals it invades the northern Mississippi valley in num bers while still more rarely it ex tends its wanderings to the North Atlantic States. During the wintei and early spring of 1890 there wai a phenomenal incursion of evening grosbeaks into the northern states." There are not over a half dozen re cords of these birds in New Englanc" and they have not visited this vici nity since 1894 when the Museum lists were begun. Is the alcoholic drink business really of benefit to the public? If an injury what should be its fate? C. J. RICHARDSON. "FAIRBANKS CIH" " (Continued from page 1) Company had been to thi3 expense for the Durr.os of nrovidins pleas ant and comfortable q'lartes for the men who choose to live tiere He then explained tha:; the meeting was one of the regular runthly meetings of the officials an-I head? and superintendents of th3 shops to discuss plans and fuggest pos sible improvements for the work. He had hoped that the vice pres ident of the Company, Ptof. Henry Fairbanks, might be present tc give some of his personal recollec tions' concerning the old boarding house, but his health did not per mit his attendance and it was his pleasure to introduce a man who had recently undergone a aenous surgical operation and was now re dedicating himself to his youth and usefulness. He presented the Rev. Edward T. Fairbanks who was greeted with a rising demonstration. Rev. Edward T. Fairbanks Mr. Fairbanks said in part that if you want to know how sweet life is and how many good friends you have and how many good peo ple there are in the world, just have something like that varmint tha nrmpnrlix. taken out of VOU. He then spoke in a reminiscent strair regarding Fairbanks Village iron t.hft vears 1826 and 1841 when he lived there as a boy. He was born in a house which stood wnere me office building is flow located and facetiously described an experience in -whirh he had the end of one fin ger taken off in a straw cutter. He said that at that time across the river were a plow shop, and the counting room and store of The Fairbanks Company. The first build ing erected on tne site oi the present shop was a saw mill which was built on a tract of five acres of land whicl hie fathpr niircTiased with the water right for the sum of three hundred dollarsfl The following year a grist mill was built and Josepn air banks had a carriage shop in the ntitipr nart of the building. This building was carried away in the great flood of 1869 wfcen ?uuuu worth of property belonging 10 mt Tianf was dpstrnved. He said the only thought in the beginning of the scale industry was to furnish craipa for a few of the neienDorins towns for the weighing of hay anc other heavy articles. its success was due to the fact that every dol lar's worth of property turned out from the Fairbanks shop was made upon honor and it is known arounc the world that any work from, the Fairbanks shop can be depended upon, not only , when it is first pur chased but for years of hard and useful service; Dr. C. A. Cramton Dr. C. A. Cramton said that he was proud to be a guest at the first rlinnpr to be served in Fairbanks Inn and that, if that was a sample of its table, he should liKe to dc made surgeon general of the dininj room. Men are known by theii character and their works and the same is true of corporations. While there has been much oDDOsition tc corporations, it is" now beginning to be realized that labor needs capita and capital needs labor. There nev er was a time when they were mor dependent upon each other. Capital demands reliable and industriou men and labor demands healthful surroundings, fair wages and . a snuare deal. This it has at th shop of E. and T. Fairbanks and Comnanv and he closed his remark! by paying a high tribute to the company and the quality of Its pro ducts. Rev. Paul D. Moody Rev. Paul D. Moody said that he was pleased to find the new hotel which had been discussed so much in town so successfully lo cated in Fairbanks Village. He still felt that he was more of a business man than a minister as it was only a year ago the preceding Saturday that he dropped his busi ness career. He (had found St. Johnsbury to be an ideal town, on of those towns of which you reac" but never expect to see. - These ideal conditions are due almost en tirely to one family who during al" these years has worked according to the rule of a square deal. He congratulated the workmen of the Company that they were able U direct all their efforts in the con struction of articles that promote justice and fair play. Postmaster Stone Postmaster A. F. Stone was in troduced . and spoke with interest of the changes lie had seen during the last half century. He describee the devastation of the Fairbanks plant in the flood of 1869, but ou of jthat ;de&ruc;Hion came .bertter shops and works, them came the big fire and out of that came great er achievements. The burning o the old store had also been follow ed by the erection of the office building and a larger and bettei building, now devoted to manufact uring purposes. One remarkable event in the history of St. Johnsburj was the visit of the Japanese Em bassy in the early seventies and that visit marked the opening of thr great foreign trade of the E.' and T. Fairbanks and Co. He also tolc how St. Johnsbury barely escapee entertaining the king of the Hawai ian Islands who had been invitee to come here by George T Clapp, but who was prevented from coming owing to the fact that the thermometer stood 35 degrees be low zero and there were two fee of Bnow upon the ground. He wa; pleased to see the hange in feelin toward the corporation that had tak en place in the town. Instead of the bitter feeling that once existed, w now have a spirit of loyalty and re spect on the part of each man, wom an and child. C. M. TViggin .-. C. MV Wiggin of Montreal, man ager of the Sales Department foi Canada, was next introduced and spoke of th enthusiasm th mem bers of the company felt in Canada They get nearly all their business there simply by talking the qualitj of th scales and the quality of tin scales is due - to the loyalty and honesty not only of the manage ment but of each man employed ii the work shops. Canada Is a younj and growing country and .we are confident that in the coming years ii will absorb a still larger amount o, American material. George J. Asselin George J. Asselin said that he believed no one present could un rforRtnTid hotter the improvement that had been made in the plant than he and told f the charifvs that had been brovghr abo it daring the past 28 years. At that Mine hi) was pmninved in a file shoD lust beyond the railroad track and this company furnished thefiles for E. and T. Fair banks and Company. The company X for which he woiKea ai last uecamt so progressive that it purchased a wheelbarrow, and George Assellr was t.hft horse, to be used in deliv ering the files to the Fairbanks Company. He closed by paying a tribute to the progressive spirit oi the Company and its president, and he felt that it was time for each mar, in tnwn to ioin hands and help" to make this the largest shop and town in the jtate oi vermoni. Harland B. Howe Harland B. Howe said that he wished to leave one thought with the audience and that was the im portance of . determination. Let us all be determined, determined te hrine irood results. Think of the rtotorminatinn that was necessary tc invent the scale and to make all fh imnrovements that have follow ed. Here is the largest business oi its kind in the world, much oi tne that has been made is due to the honesty and loyalty oi the boys and mechanics working in the factory.. Let us renect ana dc alert and keep our determinatioi stirred up and then we will d things. . John Rickaby John Rickaby in a facetious waj told of his experience 20 years age when he was a member of the office force of the Scale Works. He told how. important a member of the or ganization he was during, those days and of the surprise he exper ienced after telling the managemen that he had an opportunity to do better elsewhere that they allqwec him to take the chance.. He wa glad to see that the Company ha? been so prosperous and hoped that the town would always do all in its power for its success. He was alsc glad to see that St. Johnsbury has brought up the men who are able to successfully conduct this enor mous business. He made an appea for the support of the Commercia' club by all business men and sale7 he hoped it would be a factor ii aiding the Company. It was ver important that we should do all we can to get more houses built here and he believed that in ' time the people would respond to the appea for more housing facilities in town W. 3. Bigelow ; W. J. Bigelow spoke of the im portance of the leaders being men possessing a vision of what they de sired to accomplish, and congratu lated the town that it had in Its midst an institution controlled by men who have a vision of great prosperity, of greater industrial de velopment and of better homes anc" better citizens for residents of thir community. It was a duty of all the people of St. Johnsbury to tr: and get the vision which had lee this Company to such great accom pllshments and to aid in the realiza tion of the ambitions which it held. President F. H. Brooks President Brooks then told some of Henry Fairbanks' reminiscences regarding the building in which th Company had met. After an examin ation a few days ago he found twe walls which he believed were walls of the room in which he was borr in the year 1830. He lived in that . building for eight years when Elm- wood was built by Sir Thaddeu: Fairbanks. Colonel Franklin Fair banks had also lived there. From IS 55 to 1913 the building had been used as a boarding house. He be lieved that it was the sentiment oi all men there to send greetings tc vice .President Fairbanks and to ex tend to him their best wishes for the improvement of his health. One object of the meeting was tc bring the men of the shops and town together to show that they were practising what .they were preaching in regard V better livln; conditions. The Company had six houses upon the hill nearly com pleted, and as soon as completed. they were ready to sell them und to build more. All of the work in the remodelling of this building has been well and thoroughly done and we are confident that our work men will find a good home here. Three Papers Read Then were introduced the three regular speakers for the monthly conference, each of whom had a paper regarding the scala business George R. Bollinger read an inter esting paper on "Blue Prints, Theii Uses and Abuses" and William M Henderson spoke of the dial scale and the prospects of the successful development of the Fairbanki Springless scale which would be su perior to any other dial scale now or the market. F. A. Estabrook read a paper on the automatic scale showing how generally it was coming into use and at th close of his paper Pres ident Brooks announced that an automatic engineer from Canadc was coming to the plant in a fe- days to help develop this line oi the business. t ' .. After th close of the speaking the men present inspected the building and all left wishing a long and prosperous career to St. Johnsbury s new hotel. The Fair banks Inn. I think that any business which Ii really on the whole, harmful to the public should be killed. Am I right? ' , What do you -think? C. J. RICHARDSON. GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 21 Rev. A. P. Grint Appeals For Bettei Observance of the Day Mr. Editor: Please permit me to say agahx this year a word about Good Friday March 21. We live in a Christian community in a Christian environ ment. And nearly all Christendon: pauses and stops on this day because of the Sacrificial Death at Calvary Surely northern Vermont is not ar exception. Lent is becoming an in creasing factor in our civic lire Therefor I appeal to mark this solemn day, with the rest of Chris tendom, for th closing of our schools, library," and Museum. I make my -appeal direct to the re spectlv trustees and directors ol these different public institutions. If we publicly keep Decoration day in memory of the men who died fo; their country, surely .we shoulc likewise mark Good Friday in mem ory of One who died for the whole world. Yours truly, ALFRED POOLE GRINT. EAST HARDWICK Mrs. Clinton Stevens is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Rachel Talbert Id Barre. George Wilson has moved his fam ily into the Frank Fuller place. Miss Freda Talbert is at home for a week's vacation. Leon Stuart has the measles. School closed Thursday night foi a seven weeks' vacation. Wilma Wright is sick with the grip. Mrs. R. E. Battles was in Morris ville, Thursday. Harry Patch is 'working for Nec Underwood. Notice of Allowance of Account. ESTATE OF JEAN W. SOMEKS. Stats of Vesmont, District of Caledonia ss The Honorable -Probate Court for the Dis trict aforesaid: To all persons interested in the estate of Jean W. Somers, late of Bar- net, in said District, deceased, erecting: Whereas, said Court has assigned the 14th day of March next for examining and al lowing the account ot tne executor ot tne estate of said deceased and for a decree of the residue of said estate to the lawful claim ants of the same, and ordered that public notice thereof be given to all persons inter ested in said -estate by puDlisning tnis order three weeks successively previous to the day assigned, in the Caledonian- a newspaper published at St. Johnsbury in said District. Therefore, you are hereby notified to ap pear at the Probate Office in St. Johnsbury in said District, on the day assigned, then and there to contest the allowance of said account if you see cause, and to establish your right as heirs, legatees and lawful claimants to said residue. Given tinder my hand, this 19th day of February, A. D. 1013. I. WALTER P. SMITH. Judge. Notice of Allowance of - Account. ESTATE OF MABEL GOODKOUGH. 8tatb of Viimoxt, District of Caledonia, ss The Honorable Probate Court for the DIs trict aforesaid: To all persons interested In the estate of Mabel Goodnough,late of St. Johnsbury, in said District, deceased. Greet ing: . Whereas, said Court has assigned the 15th day of March next for examining and al lowing the account of the Administrator of the estate of said deceased and for a decree of the residue of said estate to the lawful claim ants of the same, and ordered that public notice thereof be given to aU persons inter ested in said estate by publishing this order three weeks successively previous to the day assigned, in the Caledonian, a newspaper published at St. Johnsbury in said District. Therefore, you are hereby notified to ap pear at the Probate Office in St. Johnsbury in said District, am the day assigned, then and there to contest the allowance of said account if you see cause, and to establish your right as heirs, legatees ana lawful claimants to said residue. Given under my hand, this 20th day of February A. D. 191 3. WALTER P. SMITH, Judge. A Cheap Fertilizer For Oats Farmers having a light, sandy soil, or whose farms are a fair loam, but which have been exhausted by long-continued cropping without much fertilizer, will find it still pos sible to raise fair crops by the use of Fertilizing Salt. This kind of fertili zer appears to give especially good results on Oats. It not only makes the straw stiffer, consequently mak ing the crop less liable to lodge and rust, but also' keeps the ground moist and so insures a better catch when grass seed is sown with the Oats. A very desirable Salt for fertilizing purposes is sold by C. S. Page, Hyde Park, Vt. It is more valuable than most cheap salts, as it contains more or less refuse matter which comes from the hides on which it has been used. The price is only $4.00 per ton, f.. o. b. Hyde Park, and the freights are moderate, especially on 15 ton carloads. Ihis price is oUc less than last year and is likely to be only temporary. Orders there fore should be placed as early as pos sible. Prompt shipment can be made and full particulars will be given on request. SSlSfHC A Thursday, Friday and Saturday Day and Evenings, Mar. 13, 14, 15 V of the stock of fixtures now in the stores at 59 Main St. for merly occupied by F. E. Potts. Goods consist of general assortment of groceries, mostly of first class quality. All goods unsold at 5 P. M. Saturday, will be sold at auction Saturday evening, from 7 to 10. Ladies are cordially in vited to attend. All book accounts due Ii. Potts positive ly must Jae settled at once. H. E. IfJILSOW- Assignee Susie Waterman was at home ovei Sunday. M1b3 Lana Perkins is working at J. A. Cote's. The entertainment given here by the St. Johnsbury Academy Glee Club, Feb. 28 was well attended. Everyone said th entartainment was fine. Probate of Will. ESTATE OF MICHAEL BANA1IAN. Statu of Viiiiokt, DUtrtct of Caledonia, . The Honorable Probate Court for the dis trict of Caledonia: To all peraona interested la the eatate of Michael hanahun. late ol St. Johnsbury, in said district, deceased, greeting: At a Probate Court, hoi den at St. Johna bury, within and for aaid district, on the 20th day of February. A U. 1013, an instrument purporting to be the last will and testament ol Michael Banahnn, late ot 8t. Johnsbury. In said District, deceased, was presented to the Court aforesaid, for Probate. And it is ordered by said Court that the 15th day of March, A. D. 1013, at the Probate Office in said St. Johnsbury, be as signed for proving said Instrument; and that notice thereof be given to all persona concerned, by publishing this order three weeks successively in the C a lb dorian a newspaper circulating In that vicinity. In said District, previous to the time appointed. Therefore, you are hereby notified to ap pear before said Court, at the time and place aforesaid, and contest the probate of said will, if you have cause. Given under my hand at St. Johnsbury in said District, this 20th day of February, A. D. 1018. WALTER P. SMITH. Judge. Vermont Municipal Bonds BOUOHT AND SOLD The Hyde Park Savings Back is al ways able to supply inveitorg with gilt edged town, city and village (Vermont) bonds. Correspondence invited with parties desiring either to buy or sell. Winter Web of flic Drown. Tall Moth. ;The above, illustrates the winter web of the .Brown Tail Moth. This insect has become established in St. Johnsbury and the towns surronnd ing. The species, is an important one and has caused great damage in Massachusetts and other New England States, both on account of the defoliation of trees caused by the larvae, and also because the hairs of the caterpillars and moths have a very poisonous effect on human skin, causing an irritation and swelling somewhat similar to that of poison ivy. For the latter reason it is roost undesirable to allow this insect to become established in cities; and towns, or around dwellings. The caterpillars feed on all fruit trees and most of our shade and ornamental trees- They do not feed on pine, or other evergreen trees and seldom damage birch, beech, poplar or the more common forest trees except oak. Each web contains several hundred small caterpillars which re main in it throughout the winter and in the spring feed upon the foli age, as soon as the buds open. The caterpillars become full grown about the middle of June. They then spin cocoons and about two weeks later the moths begin to emerge. They are attracted to strong light and are often found in large numbers around electric arc lights. This insect can be controlled by cutting the webs from the trees and destroying them by fire. This should be done at once as the caterpillars -leave the webs and scatter over the trees as soon as the buds begin to open. Care should be taken to burn them thoroughly. If they are allowed o remain on the ground the caterpillers will emerge, seek the trees, and cause injury. I be Commissioner of Agriculture desires the hearty cooperation of the offi cials and citizens of all the infected cities and towns. Further informa tion concerning this insect will be furnished by applying to" Mr. E. S. BRIGHAM, Commissioner ol Agri culture, St. Albans, Vt. f s Mosiffliii im ii,rt'"i"'r"1fT'