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HE CALEDONIAN r t f VOLUME III-NUMBER 56 ST. JOHNSBURY, VT., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1918. price;-ftyro cents I i . . I 7 l z ..; I . i ) FAIRBANKS MEN AND WOMEN ENJOY FIELD DAY Over Two Thousand People at the Fair Ground Monday Watch the Sports and Take a Day Off PLENTY OF FUN FOR YOUNG AND OLD .Valuable Prizes Given the Various Contests and Ideal Weather in All ifoads led to the Fair Ground Monday and here over 2000 people of all ages and sizes congregated to enjoy the second annual field day of the employes and their families of E! & T. Fairbanks & Company. The day was perfect, the events were run off as scheduled and the prizes were valuable and well worth getting. The shoe race, the greased pig con test and the- pie eating contest fur nished all kinds of sport for the grand sjand, which was filled all day with spectators. The committee of arrangements were P. C. Brooks, chairman; A. E. Ashcraft, C. H. Horton, B. R. Wells, F. C. Beck, C B. Rathbun, W. H. Taylor, E. N. Brough. The judges were B. R. Wells, L. F. Long and B. Halliday. Charles Hersey was the announcer and E. N. Brough timer. The committee on sports were E. E. Burrows, W. W. Blod gctt, C. E. Day, A. Conley, O. E. Beck, John Beck, It. . V. Conley, Frank O. French. The winners in the various events were as follows: One hundred yards dash, W. A. Smith, R. J. Martin, C. E. Jenne, time, 12 Vz seconds. 100 yard dash between ma chinery and foundry department, R. J. Martin, T. R. Legendre, G. W." Lynch, time, 12 seconds. 'Fifty .yard dash for boys from 10 I to 14, E. Burrows, K. Lapar, Euson . o , i,. . Fifty yard dash for girls from James, Ellen Tyler, Caroling Whec lock, time, 8H seconds. . ,- Fifty yaord dash for git!:. from 10 to 11, Genevieve Tousaaint, Ru bertine Tou'ssaint, Dorothy Shores. Time, 8 seconds. Mixed shoe ;. rac, Walter . Hall, Fred , C. Beck, A. C. Howard, time, U7V2 seconds, i , " The tutff.'of war was run in two heats and was won by the huskies in the' machine .' department. , The ' greased pig,' a fat porker weighing 160 pounds, was captured ..after a short struggle by Claude Ar nold and later taken to his home. ' Pie eating contest, Jaryis Chester, Charles Dare, David Gill. Ladies' barrel race, Mrs. R. C. Smith, Mrs. Thomas Huggon, Sara Marshall. Fat men's race, W. Manning, JaJmes Johnson, W. Seavey. Sack race, Irvin Tous:;aint, Eli Rooke, E. Wilson. Three legged race, C. B. Rath bun and E.. E. Burrows, E. Morency and M. H. Coleman. Hitch up contest, R. J. Magill, O. E. McGennis, W. Rapp. Relay race, Vz mile, H. C. Galla gher, C. H. Jenncss, time 2.55. At 4 o'clock all went to the cam pus to see the ball game between the Fairbanks team and picked team. The scale team won by the score of 11 to 3. LOCAL NOTICES Frank H. Brooks returned Monday night from Christmas Cove with his family, who have spent the summer there. Mr. Brooks left Monday night for Washington to attend a conference of State Federal Food Administrators. All the public schools except the rural schools opened Tuesday morn ing for the fall term. The rural schools open Monday, Sept. 16. The industrial school starts ofT with 16 boys enrolled. The school is in charge of Stanley J. Stewart with 1 M iss Totath of South China, Me., . teacher of English and community , civics. , , There will be a special meeting of the Red Cross Wednesday aftcr- ' noon. The following surgical dress ings must be completed for the Aug ust quota: 100 tampons, 320 drains, C75 packs, and 222 bandages. More helpers are needed, both for this work. and the sewing. OPINION OF OTHERS The Caledonian is always glad to receive communication from its read ers on topics of the day, and will use such letters as confine themselves to a resasonable space and are signed. It makes no difference whether your views agree with the views of the Caledonian or not. We shaliwel comc a discussion of live interest topics. Send in your letters. GALLANTRY OF CAN AD I U Numerous stories of Prowess i 5 V cent Fighting East of Amiens Numerous stories are coming to hand of individual gallantry and ini tiative on the field in the recent fighting east of Amiens,"1 says a des patch from a correspondent with the Canadian forces in Fmnce. A Mani toba battalion was held up in an at tack on Fouquescourt, which lies within the old Somme defenses and was strongly held up by an elaborate trench system of machine guns and wire. Realizing that the capture of the stronghold was essential to success of the entire operation, the commanding officer collected all the men available and personally led a dashing assault into the heart of the enemy position. A tank coming up, the officer led this through the streets. , His ex ample so inspired all ranks that their advance was irresistible and after the village had been mopped up the bat talion consolidated a position to the east and held it against all counter attacks for two days. A central Ontario battalion did equally good work in front of Beau court. The cavalry had been held up here by converging machine-gun fire from the south of the Roye road and the woods to the north and east. The battalion was similarly held up, but its commanding officer realized that the key to the position, was a small wood to the northeast which was alive with machine guns. Taking advantage of the smoke screen afforded by a burning tank he led in a hastily collected party and rushed the wood, capturing 16 ma chine guns. The battalion then took the town with a dash, the enemy re tiring routed. EAST CABOT Mrs. George Heath visited at George Morse's one day last week. Miy and Mrs. Ira Radond, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Read went Thursday morning to Keene, N. H., and re turned Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Chandler have been camping at Joe's Pond recently. i Miss Marion Morse was a recent guest of 'Miss Irma Bashaw. Miss Lillian Bashaw has ben working for Ernest Brown's people. Charlie Houghton has finished the piece of road in Danville and is put ting in a piece of road on Danville Hill. . , J . i . from Claremcnt for a short time. Mr. and- Mrs. Carlos Morse spent Sunday at Mrs. George Davenport's. Edgar Houghton and .-family and Gebrge Houghton - and family ,spcrit Sunday at Silas Houghton's. Miss Maude Morse spent the latf ter part .of l.the week with Miss Aracca Gambling -. ;. .Misses Irma and Lillian Bashaw have ; been recent guests of Miss Marion Morse. ' , Mrs.: George Duveriport -has:' been .in St. Johnsbury recent - Miss .- Delia Pclow has '"returned home from tlie home of heiv grand mother, Mrs. George Davenport. Mr. and Mrs. W. I'. Abbott and daughter Hazel, and Marion Morra, Rhine White, Mr. and Mrs. Charlir Austin and daughter Ruth and Jerry Ilutton attended the farmers' meet ing in Chelsea recently. John Chandler has been doing the 'haying on the Ernest Witham place. Mrs. John Dunn of Harclwick was a recent guest oi Mrs. Alvm JJunn. George Morse was in St. Johns bury lately on business. Miss Arecca Gamblin was a recent guest of Miss Maude Morse. Carl Durgan and family were in Peacham and Danv?lle on business recently. SOLDIER-BOY NEW; Parents and relatives who receive news of any kind regarding the boys over-seas will confer a great favor on the Caledonian and the public at large by telephoning the Caledo nian office at once. No class of news is of such great and vital interest to everyone. Call 660. ADVERTISERS! In order to give your copy proper display, in order to give our employees a square deal, in order to give the Evening Cale donian timely distribution on trains and in order to arrange proper make-up of the paper it is essential that copy for change of advertisements be in this of fice the night before pnblication, and no change will be guarante ed when copy reaches this office after 8 o'clock a.- m., on day o publication. This rule is estab lished as much for your benefit as for oursand will help usnake a better Caledonian. We anticipate your hearty co: operation. THE EVENING CALEDONIAN. P. HAMILTON STATE SUPERVISOR U.S. BUREAU St. Johnsbury Man Becomes Assistant to Simonds at Montpelier HAS ALREADY BEGUN WORK Will Have General vision of Work Super in Vermont Montpelier, Sept. 3 R. W. Sim onds as federal director of the U. S. employment service has appoint ed Edmund P. Hamilton of St. Johnsbury as State supervisor and he has commenced his duties. He will be attached to Mr. Simonds' staff and will work in conjunction with the advisory board and community labor committee. He will have gen eral supervision in Vermont. The work has already outgrown the pres ent official facilities and Mr. Simonds is seeking other quarters in Mont pelier.' He left Monday evening for Boston to attend a conference of the directors from New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont with the Massa chusetts director for the purpose of recruiting men for timber operations and to organize a central committee to handle the matter. Advice from the secretary of war is that "A man who gets an indus trial exemption by reason of his be ing an indispensable operative in an indispesable industry ceases to have that exempton as soon as he ceases try. The boards have never applied that in- the case of bonafide disputes between labor as an agregate and employers as an aggregate but they have always perverted the man tak ing refuge behind industrial exemp tion and then discontnuing the work for which he received examption so that the apaprent purpose of he Senate amendment is already in op eration. " ; The reason for the exemption of married men . is dependency and not status." This offers opportunity ' to show men in non-essential inaiistries at once and stay there in spite of the fact that the strike clause hus been stricken out of the draft regulations. Avoid Grouch and Live Long. ..writing ior tne .-juinnenpoiis jour- nal, A. J. Tt. notes the demise of a Se- i eriiment chose to goiarantee the re attle citizen one hundred and three turns of the companies and to ta.v. years old, and suggests that one of the reasons why . he lived so long ,wa;S that he never grouched at the break fast '.table or elsewhere.- Discussing thls.- A. J. R. writes : ' "The enjoyment of breakfast and of the sunrise always comes so eas ily to me that I sometimes wail In charity for persons who, I have been led to believe, start the generous day wrong by raising hades at the break fast table. I will freely wager 75 cents that the Seattle centena rian who lived to be one hun dred and three never insurged nfc breakfast, never complained of the food, nor sneered at his wife's cook ing." The aged Seattler ascribed his lon gevity to his own temper; he had not been angry since he was twenty, and had driven a yoke of oxen most of his life. Also, loved everybody, and every body loved him. Do Your Best. To do less than our best any day ig to lose our efficiency. Her Misfortune. Nancy, much afraid of dogs, was walking happily along beside her -fa- Lthor when a little dog snapped at her heels, and soon another dog barKed at her. Nancy said nothing, but held her father's hand pretty tightly. Finally a great big St. Bernard rushed by and nearly knocked her over. "Oh, dear me. daddy," said Nancy, "why is it that I always get on the dog side of you?" COLD PACK METHOD IN 12 SHORT STEPS No. 9 NATIONAL WAR GARDEN COMMISSION After sterilizing in. hot water bath the jars are removed and the top tightened, says the National War Garden Commission of Washington, which will send any reader of this paper a free canning book for a two cent stamp to pay postage. Watch for step No. 10. VERMONT NEWS Two more Burling on boys have been reported seriously wounded in action. Corporal E. J. Devine, a member of the 4th Company, 47th Infantry, was wounded August 4. He has one brother in the service. Private Albert J. Godbout of the 58th Infantry, has also been wounded, probably on August 4 also. President John M. Thomas ojMid dlebury College has called a meeting of the trustees of the .college for Tuesday, September 17, to consider he matter of granting him an indefi nite leave of absence so that he may be able to assume early in October his duties as chaplain in the national army overseas. There is no doubt that the desired leave will be granted. William L. Davis and Judge Weeks, special committee of the Board of Control, after careful investigation watched with a great aeal of mtcr have employed Arthur Young & Co., 'est Sunday. The result in Newport accountants and auditors of 71 j was a very quiet day as far as autos Broadway, New York city, to thor-jwere concerned. The family horse oughly examine the office of the audi- took the place of the auto and more tor of accounts. V. Pickop, certified ' horses were seen on our street that' accountant, assisted by W. F. Bortis,'day than have been seen in one day are at work in the office of the audi-1 for some time. The number of cars tor at Montpelier. jon the street was very small. Many of those which did appear were Que- A service flag with six stars is the bee cars which do not come under proud possession of Mrs. Lucy Bash-1 the ban. Some farmers who had by Jarvis of Burlington, a widow. All ; autos were seen coming in to church her lads are in service. Her husband .with the family horse. While a few was killed a year ago at the Vermont ; cars appeared that might call for a Construction Company's plant. j question mark, the majority of New- - jport people showed that they were Lieut. De Vere H. Harden, the first j willing to abide by the goyernment's American officer to be wounded in ; request along any line to win the France, who has been in Burlington j war. visiting his wife, has left for Wash ington and will take up duties as an instructor in the signal corps at Col the city, Lieut. Harden was honored by the Merchants' association, sig- l th n.P,!,;,,! i0 at the University of Vermont, and othr organizations. It is expected that he will be advanced to the ranki of captain. A big farewell party was given the Jewish draftees last evening by the Young Men's Hebrew association of Burlington. Abraham S. Albrecht, district secretary of the Jewish .Wel fare Board, explained the work of the board, and Albert Levin gave the boys a farewell speech. There was a!B musical program, and each of thejde.nt that .the date set for" the dis draftees had to make a speech. PRESS COMMENT Praise for Mr. McAJoo Every intelligent person ' now rec ognizes the fact that at the end of 11)17 it had become necessary for the government to come, to the rescue oi j tne railway companies. ine gov jthe operation of their , properties out of 'their hands. ' It is now clear that if . government operation was" to be adopted it was necessary to put some non-railroad man representing . the national administration in ' charge. If any railroad man had been ap pointed director-general he would long ere this have been torn to pieces by shippers, the press and the public. Since, as we can now clearly see, i twas esbdiraletnan . Sean see, it was desirableto put a public man in charge, it is safe to saye that President Wilson could not have se lected a better man than Mr. Mc Adoo. Mr. McAdoo undoubtedly has made mistakes, some of them great ones, but there are cei'tain far greater mistakes which a man in his position might have made, but which he has not niade. He has not made the mistake of putting incompetent or inexperienced men in important"" po sitions. On the contrary, he has put in almost all important positions men who are eminently fitted for them by experience and ability. He has not made the mistake of show ing want of courage. If he has shown courage to do some things which are open to criticism, he has also shown the courage in most cases to hold the politicians at arm's length, and he has made advances in rates which are larger than any rail road man would have dared to make, but which experience is rapidly showing are not larger than are needed. So, far asmoving business h concerned, the railways undoubt edly are being efficiently operated. Railway Age. The Court of Last Resort Silent 'but never inactive not even when the grand fleet rides at its station with its antennae reached out quiet but never off guard, the navy preserves the military cause against Germany and in the end will starve, smother, and crush the army power which sought to make the world a German world. Chicago Tribune. Good Advice to Women. Do not be afraid to resyour feet. Sit down at your work whenever you can; a chair in the kitchen is a great foot conserver. On may walk all day long upon two feet without injury, but cannot stand perfectly still, as when pariDg the dinner vegetables, Ironing the small pieces, etc., for a quarter of an hour without a crippling degree of fatigue and a risk of serious injury to the feet. Chicago Daily News. CITY OF NEWPORT (Continued from Page Five) A Gasoleneless Sunday The result of the first "gasolene- less" no-pleasure-dnving Sunday was . Miss Florence Strong of Burling ton is visiting Miss Inez Miller for .a ,ew Mrs. G. H. Prouty, Dr. and Mrs. J - F. BlancharU went to Megam.'C, Saturday, making the my by the middle of this week. The Misses Bessie Morrill and Edith Col lins also went to Megantic, going by train. Miss J una Sleeper and Miss Sarah Lonto of Lowell are visiting at A. C. Sleeper's. . . ' All city schools opened this morn ing;. ":; ; District Deputy Grand Master W. - . Bullock informs the correspon-- trict meeting oi tne l. u. u. X . m District No. 5 will be Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Barton. Frank Patterson went to Rutland Monday oh" business making the trip by auto. , . ; i The ; committee 1 in .charge of ; the Red Cross tea rooms tr is week are: " D. E. Addiso-n, chairman; Mrs, Wnf Tripp, .Mrs. Homer Albee, Mrs. Grant Rcid, Mrs. . Percy- Fee and Miss' Alice Keid A daughter, Elizabeth Oakley Shepard, was born to Lieutenant and Mrs. Arthur P. Shepard, Friday, Aug. 30. Lieutenant Shepard of the 4th Field Artillery is stationed at. Camp Logan, Houston, Texas. Mrs. Shepard Js making her home with her parents,' Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Oak ley, on Bay View street. Congrat ulations arc extended. Franz A. Hunt of the Monitor office at Barton was in the city Sat urday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Rayner, who have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Cushman, have returned to their home at Wilmington, Del.' Mrs. Rayner, who is a sister of Mrs. Cushman, is president of the "Cen tury club of Philadelphia, a wom an's organization with 680. members and 80 on the waiting list. He Hadn't Realized. The custodian of nn Indianapolis building recently hired a "colored man, George, to work about the building. George had always worked as a "house man" and came well recommended. The first day of his employment, how ever, George was out for lunch" the greater part of three hours. The custodian was naturally an noyed. "Where in thunder have you been?" he inquired the minute he set eyes on the erriug George. "Me? Why, I'se been home takin' a nap," George answered, in a surprised tone. "I always takes a nap in the middle of the day." "Well, believe me," the custodian de clared, "you don't do that any more. You're needed around here." Was George aggrieved? Not .a bit of it. A most appreciative grin spread over his face. ' "Well, now," he said slowly, "you'll have to excuse me this time, boss. It's just that I didn't realize before how important I is around here." Labor-Saving Harvester. One thousand improved wheat-htr-vesting machines, known as combines, will be used in Washington state and other states of the Northwest this year, according to farm-help special - ists of the United States department of agriculture, and will effect a great sav ing in labor. These machines, which cut the heads from wheat and thrash the grain as they travel across the field, can be operated by two persons, and each machine will harvest from 350 to 400 acres of wheat during a season. They are marked labor savern over the' old type combine, which re quired about 20 men. , WEATHER Showers tonight. Wednesday fair and cooler. . .-j HI 11 t" Maximum Gain of Four Miles on 20 Mile Front Take Towns of Flanders Front field Interesting GERMANS EVACUATE SEVERAL TOWNS AND BRITISH OCCUPY THEM Entente Troops in Northern European Russia Make Gains Widest Possibilities Opened by Breaking Drocourt-Quean Line Men and Materials Taken is Large By Associated Press V London The city of Lens and the town of Queant have fallen into the hands of the Britishens was evacu ated by the Germans and the British are moving in. In their push beyond Drocourt-Queant line the Brit ish have advanced to a point two and one-half miles north east of Queant and have occupied Prouville, mile and one half southeast of Queant. The British also hold Doignies, Velu, Berlincourt and Ecequigny, representing an advance to a maximum depth of four miles or a 20-mile front. This morning on the Flanders front the British have captured the town of Wulverghen, two miles southeast of Kemmel. . .;.; The British and Doignes and Velu unoccupied. ;'- -...-.The I situation in the southerns part of the battlefield is said to be very interesting but nothing more can be said for the moment. " - The Entente troops in northern European Russia ed . by the Kussians on August 31 "captured the enemy a position at ODOZersKava, 75 London The sensational breaking of the famous Drocourt-Queant switch line following a series of import- J Allied, advances, with, a great cauture oi iloIi w;d iiaterials has made an immense impression, here. ' ' V-....WJ1ki &o great rcoiifidenc.e 4 that Cpucses r'n 1kv , . . maintained is depreciated, and while the expectation fs general that; tJ ie"enemy":.will ' hia'keT ifiost' 'desperate '.efforts ; me position, the blow. is regardexi . '.,- 7, , 'most "disasters innictedr upon ' the Hjerinans; during tli whole war, and one which must cause their high command ine deepest anxiety. , The belief is general that this switch line is, the yiiain bystem of ..the German, deiensc and that therc:is, nothing ; - :. strong behind it. Consequently its loss, if it becomes V v : i final, opens the widest possibilities. 0 MISSING IN ACTION. Private Neil Morgan of Barnet has Been Missing Since Aug. 6 v (Special to the Caledonian). Barnet, Sept. 3 The War depart ment have sent word to "the father of Pvt. Neil Morgan, now working in St. Johnsbury, that his boy was reported missing in action August G. The young man is 22 years old and was born :and brought up in this village. He has a father, E. A. Mor gan, a married sister, Mrs. Leonard F. Goss of St. Johnsbury, and a younger sister. The young man en listed in June and he has many friends in this village who are anx iously awaiting further news as to his welfare. Whose Business Is It? W. Clement's reply to the in- P. quiry, who pays for the anti-ratification advertising sent to Vermont newspapers over the signature, "Lo-, cal Option League," is, not entirely hannv. Hp. savs the advertising" has i been contracted for by him and will be paid for by him and nobody else. The Local Option League, however, will accept assistance in carrying on the Local Option Campaign from any source, "from saint or sinner.'' This is certainly broad enough to include "the allied liquo- interests of the whole country." However, Mr. Clem ent has protected the newspapers from malicious charges by his state ment that he and he alone is respon sible for the advertising appearipg in them and he and he alone is going to pay for the advertising. If some other kind of money gets back of the other activities of the Local Option League it is perhaps no more the business of the newspapers than of other good citizens interested m a ! clean and open campaign on moral is- 1 sues. Bellows Falls Times. APPRECIATED The Caledonian greatly appreciates the fact that so many of its friends in town telephone news items to the office, and in other ways help us to p;et the local news each day. Owing to war conditions which confront u.-s all, complete arrangements have not yet been made for gathering the news of St. Johnsbury and we hope everyone will continue to help. Our telephone number is 660. Call Southern Part of Battle- miles SOUth of Archangel, THE CASUALTY LIST Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Offi cial Report . Washington, Sept 3 The follow ing casualties are reported by the Commanding General of the Ameri can Expeditionary Forces: Killed in action 231 Missing in action 321 Died of Disease v 21 Wounded (degree undetermined, 543 Wounded severely 660 Died of wounds 62 Died of aeroplane accident 1 Died of accident and other causes 5 Prisoners 1 Total Killed in action, 1845 Lawrence II. Ross, Orweli. Wounded severely, Joseph J. Burns, Shelburn; Anthony D. Nich- ;ol, Proctor; Edmond H. Webster, Waterbury; James Albano, West Rutland. Wounded, degree undetermined, Harry O Beatie, Jamaica; Maur- ice Casey, Starksboro; Leo A. La- France, North Underhill. Total number of casualties to date, including those reported above: Killed in action (including 2919 at sea) 4715 Died of wounds ' 1424 Died of disease 1629 Died of accident and other causes 753 Wounded in action 12033 Missing in action (including pris oners) 2516 Total 23070 MARINE ' CORPS CASUALTIES Summary of Casualties to Date Washington, Sept. 3 The follow ing are reported by the Command ing General of the American Expe ditionary Forces: Killed in action 3 Died of wounds received in ac tion 1 Died of disease , 1 Wounded in action (severely) 8 Wounded in action (degree unde- tcrmincd) x 10 In hands of enemy l' Total 24 i I j 6