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Now watch the gardens growl
Homer Grimes of Bwre was In town a
part of last week, an interested spectator
-at oourt.
Delightful rains were those of last Fri
day, and the early morning shower Mon
day was also a good one.
Mrs. Cbas. Nutting has gone to Massa.
cbusetts to spent several weeks with her
daughters and other relatives.
Mrs. Ilorton Doty of Johnson spent
Thursday last here, a guest at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Boyes and daugh
Rev. Mr. Hazen of Johnson preached a
ery interesting sermon here at the Cong'l
church last Sunday morning to a fait'
sized audience.
Services appropriate to Children's Day
will be held 'at the Cong'l church next
Sunday morning. The publio is cordially
invited to attend.
Several from this place attended grad
uation exercises at Stowe last Wednes
day night and speak highly of the same,
as well as the address of Congressman
Mrs. C. M. Thompson and her niece,
Miss Mildred Avery, of Claremont, N.
II., came last week for a sojourn of sev
eral weeks at the home of Mrs. Frank
Mr. and Mrs. Preston Fairbanks of
Chicago arrived here last Wednesday for
a visit to the old home place. They
came the (entire distance in a fine Reo
touring car, and expressed them
selves as delighted with the trip.
Senator Page and daughter and bis two
grandsons, Carroll and Proctor, leave
Saturday evening on an extended visit in
the West, taking in Oregon, California,
Alaska, and other points of interest.
They will be absent abouc six weeks.
Supt. Crosby has accepted an eight
week engagement to do Chatauqua school
work and will commence the same the
latter part of the month. His work will
take him to several places in the State of
New York, and also Newport, this State.
Prof. Simpson will look after some of his
work in the Gihon Valley School District
for him.
(Copyright, by McClure Syndicate.)
Under False Pretenses.
Many persons are under the impres
sion that America has few, If any, na
tive plants worthy of cultivation in
the home garden. They have been
accustomed to look upon them as
weeds and wild things, and so unfa
miliar are they with native flowers
that they fail to recognize them when
they meet them outside their native
haunts. A writer tells how he trifns
planted a stalk of goldenrod from a1
fence corner in the pasture to a place
In his garden. It flourished luxuri-
antly, and sent up many stalks as
high as a man's head, each crowned!
with a great plume of brilliant flow-'
A neighbor was attracted by the
beauty of the plant, and declared it
must have cost its owner .some dol
lars. When told, however, that num
bers of the same plant were flourish
ing behind his barn, he exclaimed:
!"What! You mean to tell me it's
yallerweed!" And he went away with
the air of one who had been imposed
jupon. Country Gentleman.
Marks Historic German Spot.
Standing approximately on the ex
act spot where in 1414 Frederick of
Hohenzollern, count of Nuremburg,
with a heavy cannon partly destroyed
jFtlesack, Germany, today rests a cu
riously built monument in the shape
of a war piece made of log wheels,
millstones and wood. The town lies
on a branch of the Rhine in Prussia
near Potsdam. Close to it is a large
estate bearing the same name, whose
fortified castle was captured by Fred
erick after a bitter fight against the
rebellious knight Dietrich von Quit
zow. It was below the place where
the cannon now stands that the Quit
sows were intrenched. Popular Mechanics.
Accepted the Apology.
A young practitioner appeared be
fore a pompous old judge, who took
offense at a remark the lawyer made
criticizing his decision.
"If you do not instantly apologize
for that remark," said the judge, "I
shall commit you for contempt of
"Upon recollection, your honor," in
stantly replied the young attorney, "I
find that your honor was right and I
was wrong, as your honor always is."
The judge looked dubious, but finally
said he would accept the apology.
Evading the Inevitable.
He who refuses to face his worst
forfeits the possibility of finding his
best He does not solve the question
of his sinfulness; he shelves it. It is
there, gathering darker meaning and
more b'tter consequences. P. C.
Death of Mrs. Electa Kennedy
The following is taken from The San
ta Rosa, Cal., Press Democrat:
Mrs. Electa Kennedy, familiarly known
as "Grandma" Kennedy, died at her
home in Healdsburg Tuesday evening,
June 1st.
For many days "Grandma had been
lingering in the shadow land" and it
was known that the wonderful life span
of over 105 years that bad been aooorded
her was about to terminate.
There was rJot'bing for those near and
dear to her to do but to quietly waicb
and wnit. That she held out as long as
sbe did was remarkable. For days she
had been unable to take further nourish
ment and her condition was comatose,
She was undoubtedly one of the
oldest women, and as such had been her
aided in the publio press from time to
time throughout the world. Her re
markable life span was figured by
long list of world events. And almost to
within a few weeks of the close of her
life she bad been what might be termed
"hale and hearty" and had done her own
household work. On her 10.1d birthday
she baked. the big birthday, cake and
automobile riding with her old friend,
Dr. J. R. Swisher, who attended her right
up to the last, was one of her delights.
The kindly, little old lady, who died
.Tune 1st, was known and loved by hun
dreds upon hundreds of friends. She
was a good woman and her life had been
devoted to deeds of kindness for relatives
and friends.
At the age of 102 years she was initi
ated into membership of Sotoyome Chap
ter of the Eastern Star in Healdsburg, and
a year later, during the session of the
Grand Court of the Amaranth in Santa
Rosa she motored down to this city and
was initiated into that order in the pres
ence ot tue delegates to the Grand
Court from all over the State.
Grandma" Kennedy was born in Der
by, Vt., January 29, 1810, of British an
cestry, her father a Noble and her moth
er a Coates. Of their eleven children,
Electa was always considered the puny
one, and they often despaired of her grow
ing up to womanhood. Yet she outlived
them all.
While a young woman she taught
school until she married James Kennedy,
April 25, 1830. They had two sons.
George and Charles. During the early
part of her life she resided In each of the
New England States except Rhode Island
vvuen sue was wirry-two sue uad poor
health and was ordered to go t a d ffr
ent climate by an eminent pbysi.cUn
who said she had conumption. So iu the
year 1843 her husband accepted a p -kI
lion as mecuanicai superintendent 10
Mexico to erect a cotton mill.
Leaving her two little sons with her
parents, she went with her husband to New
York, where they met others engaged to
go out to Mexico, and Btarted on tliei
long, hazardous trip. Embarking on
schooner, they reached their destination
after nineteen days of hardship. From
Tampico, Mexico, tuey traveled by mule
back 1,400 miles to San Bias, on the op
posite coast, aod thence by.brig to Mala-
chadel, where they were met by Don
Manuel Inf go, for whom the mill was to
be built.
With a coach and six mules, In old pos
tiliou fashion, they went to Guymas.
mere tney remaiued for three years,
llieir cook stove was a great curiosity to
the natives. "Grandma" was the first
white woman to be seen there.
After the first battle was fought be
tween the United States and Mexico, at
Matamorn, they left Mexico with a party
of fifteen Americans, traveling by mule
back across the deserts, enduring
the most terrible hardships one could
imagine, cuoKing or tmrst, passing
through colonies of rattlesnakes and en
countering Apache Indians who had been
scattered by United States troops from
the main tribes, until they finally reach
ed Santa Fe. From Santa Fe theytravel-
ed with Dan Clark, who was carrying
dispatches to Independence. They re
turned to Vermont and arrived there in
In 1852 Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy and chil
dren began their long journey across the
plains by"prairie schooner" to California,
Upon arriving in this State they settled
on the Feather River at a place called
Michigan Bluff, where "Grandma" kept
a hotel and cooked for fifty men without
any help. One of these men was the late
Col. Leland Stanford.
' Grandma" Kennedy came to Sonoma
county in 1S54 and had remained here
ever since. Those who survive ber are
one sod, Goorge, eleven grandchildren,
twelve great grandchildren and five great
great grandchildren. She took five grand
children and cared for them for eight
years when she was seventy years old.
For a number of months prior to her
death Mrs. Carey-Meyer lovingly minis
tered to her relative.
Mrs. Kennedy loved to recall the early
incidents of her life recounted in Ihe
foregoing sketch. She had a wonderful
memory for people and events
The funeral took place at her home in
Healdsburg Thursday, June 3, and the
remains were taken to Cloverdale for in
terment beside her husband, who died
many years ago.
Itching, bleediDg, protrnding or blind
piles have yielded M Doan's Ointment.
EQcatall stores. Adv.
Vegetable Leather.
The Japanese grow a plant which
furnishes a sort of vegetable leather.
It is a pretty shrub calls d the "mit
sumata," and its inner bark, after go
ing through certain processes. Is con
verted into a substance as tough as
French kid, so translucent that one
can almost see through it, and as
pliable and soft as calfskin.
A son, Walter Herron, was born Thurs
day noon, to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest, S.
Wright, at the home of Mrs. Wright's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Straw.
As Mrs. Addle Jarvis, matron at the
town farm, and son, Earl, were' driving
down Maple street last Wednesday even
ing, the horse jumped, throwing the
buggy against a telephone pole near the
residence of F. C. Wells. The buggy
was turned upside down, pinning both
passengers beneath. Mrs. Jarvis clung
to the reins aod stopped the horse, after
they had been dragged several rods. The
buggy was completely demolished. Mrs
Jarvis had one foot and ankle bacjly
The grammar school graduating exer
cises were held at the auditorium Wed
nesday afternoon with a large attendance.
Young's orchestra furnished music. Fol
lowing is the class roll : Florence Ayers,
Willard Bushey, Mark Chaffee, Lillian
Demeritt, Hilda Foster, Clara Fuller,
Catherine Hart, Donald Harris, Freder.
Ick Lackyard, Carl Newclty, Evelyn Par
son, Lois Riley, Mary Robinson, Bertha
Shepard, Everett Spalding, Clitus Tom
linson, Dorothea Wells, George White.
Former Principal R. G. Reynolds of
Morrisville passed graduation week in
Stowe, a guest at C. L. McMahon's,
Other commencement visitors were Mrs.
David L. Slade of Fall River, Mass., and
the Rev. and Mrs. J. Q. Angell of West
Burke at P. R. Gales.'
The graduating exercises of the senior
class of Stowe high school were carried
out successfully at the Akeley Memorial
building Wednesday evening. There
was a large attendance. The address to
the class was by the Hon. Frank L.Greene
of St. Albans. The valedictory Was by
Donald M. McVIahon and the salu'atory
by Mildred E. Gale. Musio was by
Young's orchestra. The class roll was as
follows: Anna BeUe Bazzoll, Elvira E.
Gale, Mildred . Gale, Harlan Howe
Harris, Howard R. Long, Donald M.
McMahon, Eva E. Magoon, M, Cornell
Riley, Emmons W. Sargent, Mildred E.
bleeper, uale u. bliasv. The hall was
tastefully decorated. Donald Haines
acted as class marshal. And the mem
bers of the junior class as ushers. The
members of the class wore caps and
A reception was given the graduating
class by the Junior class at the Akeley
Memorial building last week Tuesday
evening. The hall was beautifully dec
orated. The following, were in the re
ceiving line: Superintendent C. D.
Howe, Principal W. J. English, Messrs,
Burnham, and Chaffee and Misses Par
ker and Fitzsimmons of the faculty,
members of the Senior class, President
Shaw of the Junior class, and Dr. H. W.
Barrows, Dr. J. C Morgan and A. C.
0tkes of the Board of School Directors.
President Straw was io the chair. Among
the speakers were: Messrs. Howe, En
glish, Cuaffee, Morgan, Straw, D. M.
McMahon, President of the Senior Claws.
R. R. McMahon of the Alumni, Mrs.
Mary A. Jenney and Rev. J. Q. AngelT.
Mrs. II. W. Barrows sang a solo and
Young's Orchestra gave a concert and
furnished music for dancing from ten to
twelve o'clock. There was a large attendance.
She Was Human In Some Ways,
Nearly All Right In Some
"I love you!" j
As he spoke he looked at her pas-,
sionately until with a voice trembling,
with courage, she said:
"And yet I feel that there ought not
to be any mistake. I feel that I ought;
to tell you that I have not always been t
just as you thought I was- There have'
been times when I have tipped myi
cheeks with colors, and some of my
hair, well"
"1 love you!" )
"Then there's another thing, ii
crave admiration. I fear many of
the qualities you have thought sub
stantial in me are really artificial. I've
deceived you in this respect."
"I love you!"
"Besides, I am not domestic. And
I'm terribly extravagant. I can't add,
and" ,
"I love you!" ,
I m always behindhand. My prom'
ises, you know well, I fear, they
are typically feminine. I never kept
He looked at her earnestly.
"Can you put on a tire?"
"O, no."
"Or run an auto?"
"Ride horseback?"'
"Ever attend a suffrage meeting?'
"Dear me, no."
"Or belong to a woman's club?"
"Exhibit a dog at the show or be a
runner-up at golf . or belong to the
W. C. T. U.?"
He clasped her in his arms.
"I don't care how far away from1
Tipperary you are," he muttered; "I
love you!" Life.
Warning; !
The lepal voters of the town of Belvl-
dere are hereby notified and warned to
meet at tbe Town Hall in said town on
SATURDAY, JUNE 19th, 1915. at 2 p.m.
nir me purpose or. transacting tue fol
lowing burliness, viz:
To see if the town will vote to instruct
the Selectmen to borrow monev for de-
trajing tlie running expenses, not to ex
ceed $1,500, of said town.
To do any other business that
properly come before this meeting.
Dated at Belvidere. Vt.. this 7th oav
oi june, a. i). in id.
K. S. CAMPBELL, J Selectmen
r,. w. ru i i &k, or
F. A. FLETCUER, ) Belvidere
We hereby certify that we have caused
sild Warning to be pouted in three pub
lic places in said town, to wit: P. O. at
Belvidere Center. Vt.. P. O. at Belvidere
Corners, Vt., and at the Town Clerk's
Office at belvidere Center, Vt.; and that
we nave caused said Warninc to bo nub'
lished in the News and Citizen, a news
papt-r of known circulation in said town,
two wt-eks successively prior to the date
ot said meeting.
K. a. CAMPBELL, 1 Selectmen
K.. W. I'U I fcK, Of
r. A. FLETCHER. ) Belvidere.
Belvidore Town Clerk's office. June 7.
a. u. laiD. at w o'clock a. m., received
the warning and recorded the same In
Belvidere Town Business Book, in Vol. 2.
page zo. Aiiest,
J. O. THOMAS, Town Clerk,
The Indian Jerry Builder.
The contractor for the building of
this hospital in India engaged a
small army of bricklayers, masons,
carpenters, blacksmiths and work
men, skilled and unskilled, of all de
scrlptions; practically everything,
with the exception of steel beams for
the roofs, the waterworks, fittings,
glass and furniture, was made on the
spot. The bricks and lime were
burned in kilns close to the site, and
for a period of two years the immfr
diate neighborhood resembled a large
ant-hill. The duty of supervision
was shared between the district en
glneer and myself, and one or the
other of us inspected the work al
most daily in our spare moments. On
several occasions portions of the
work, where hurriedly run up during
our absence on tour, had to be demol
ished and rebuilt, owing to defects
which were discovered on our re
turn. The ordinary Indian contractor
in northern India has certainly not
yet discovered that it pays to supply
good material to do sound work.
Maj. C. H. Buck, I. A., in the Hospital.
Thrics-a-Veek Edition
JSew York World
Practically a Daily at the Price of a
Weekly. No other Newspaper in the
world gives so much at so low a price.
The year 1914 has been the most ex
traordinary in the history of raodaru
times. It has witnessed the outbreak
of the great European war, a struggle
so titanic that it makes all others loak
Yon live in momentous times and von
should not mist any of the tremendous
events that are occurring. No other
newspaper will inform you with the
promptness and cheapness of the Tbrice-a-week
edition of the New York World.
Moreover, a yea-'s snbsctiption to it will
take you far Into our next Presidential
regular subscription price is only 1. 00
per year, and this pays for 156 papers.
We offer this unequalled newspaper and
NEWS AND CITIZEN together for one
year for $2 00.
The regular subscription price of the
two papers is f2 25.
Antletam Neuve Chapelle.
"Gettysburg was the greatest battle
of the war. Antletam was the blood
iest," says Fox in his "Regimentaf
Losses in the Civil War." At Antletam
the Union losses were: Killed, 2,108;
wounded, 9,459; missing, 753; total,
12.410. The casualties reported by
Gen. Sir John French at Neuve
Chapelle were: Killed, 2,527; wounded,
8,533; missing, 1,751; total, 12,811. A
comparison of these casualties will
show that Neuve Chapelle, in the pro
portion of killed to wounded, was a
bloodier battle than Antletam, and It
will probably prove to be the fact
that on the German side the casualties
were much heavier than on the Brit
ish. Sir John French says that "the
enemy left several thousand dead on
the field, and we have positive infor
mation that upward of 12,000 wounded
were removed by trains."
Soils and Souls.
On distinguished authority, the
sandy soil of Cape Cod, if not the best
in the world for raising prize vegeta
bles, is excellent for producing the
best quality of men.
An admiral of the Blue of the Royal
navy was asked by King George IV
who was the most energetic man he
had ever seen.
"A Cape Cod trader whom I met at
Port Mahon," he replied, "the com
mander of a 30-ton schooner.
"He assisted in two duels between
American midshipmen, thrashed five
English sailors on the quay for calling
his flag a gridirdn, tdbk in cargo, and
set sail, all between sunrise and sun
set" Youth's Companion.
Fo'r Your Baby,
i The Signature of
to t-nw vrnijr guuituiibw uiat juu imrt a-iiv '
prepared by him for over 30 years.
Sold only in one size bottle, never in bulk
or otherwise; to protectithe
The Centaur Company,
with B. J. Kelley & Co., Motrisville, Vt.
Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer
reasonable Prices and Prompt and Efficient Service.
Over 20 Years' Experience. Licenseduu Mass., N. H. and Vt.
Lady Assistant when desired.
Through Sleeping ; Car Service to Chicago Without Change
via The Central Vermont Railway
Effective April 1, 1C15, and each day thereafter a first class standard sleeping
car will run from Boston to Chicago as follows:
SCHEDULE lowjsr berth fare upper berth fare
Leave Boston 11:30 a.m. $5 50 $4.40
" Ebsbx Jet. 7:18 p. a. 5.00 4.00
" St. Albans 8:10 p. m. 5.00 4.00
" EastSwanton 8:25 p.m. 5.00 4 00
Ou each Monday, Wednesday aod Friday a tourist car will run from Boston
to Chicago on the above named schedule; berth fares one-half of those named for
the standard sleeper. . J. W. HANLEY, General Passenger Agent.
Sixty-Ninth Year
A Preparatory School of the First
Grade. Offers Seven Courses
of Study
Classical Course
Latin Scientific Course
English Course 1
Commercial Course
Home Economics Course
Agricultural Course
Your Senior year in High School spent at Peoples Academy in the
Teacher Training Course will give you a four years' certificate which will
make your minimum teaching salary the first year out $10.00 per week.
A Post-Graduate Year spent in the Training Course will bring you a
minimum salary of $11.00 per week.
No Prospective Vermont Teacher can afford to be untrained when the
State offers such inducements to the trained teacher.
Any questions in regard to lhe Academy and its courses of study will
be gladly answered. New Catalogue out about June 20th.
It. G. REYNOLDS, Principal
Hi Place of Worship.
When on his way to evening service,
the new minister of the village met a
rising young business man of the
place, whom he was anxious to inter
est In the church.
"Good evening, my young friend,"
he said, aolemnly. "Do you ever at
tend a place of worship?"
"Yes, Indeed, sir; every Sunday
night," replied the young fellow with
a smile. "I'm on my way to see her
now." National Monthly.
Threshlno Wheat in April.
Two farmers In the Cook Settlement
neighborhood In St Francois county
had a threshing machine call around
a few days ago and thresh out their
last year's wheat. Each of them had
a big rick of wheat, which had been
left to feed to stock In the sheaf, ow
ing to low prices last fall and the
scarcity of corn. Higher wheat prices
brought about the novel sight and
sound of the springtime thresher. St.
Louis Republic.
Listen, Fanners!
French Morgan Stallion, 7 years old
this spring; stands 15-3 high; weighs
1250 lbs.; color, black chestuut. He was
sired by Prince of St. Lawrence, who
weiched 1600 lbs. He by St Lawrence.
Gay, a French Morgan mare, weight
1300 lbs
He won first premimum at Lamoille
Valley Fair, 1914 in the General Pur
pose class with five of his get, each of
them taking premiums.
form, kind and gentle disposition and a
good worker and driver. Anyone wish
ing good blood can make no mistake
in breeding to this horse.
He will make the season of 1915 at our
stable one mile north ot Hyde Park
village. We will answer telephone calls
and meet all comers, at reasonable dis
tance, j
Terms, $10.00 to Warrant
Mares in foal. All Mares at owner's
risk; all disposed of are considered with
foal. We shall take advantage of State
Law regarding services of Stallions.
Telephone 31-4.
Hyde Park, Vt.
Art You Too Faft '
If you are too stout don't take fat
reducing medicines. Cut down on
your diet, get out-of-door exercise, and
you will assume normal linesand re
duce to normal weight Avoid sweets,
eggs, cream, fat meats, and especially
potatoes. Live mainly on lettuce,
spinach, cabbage, lean meats, young
onions, celery, tomatoes, etc. Take
salted toast instead of bread and but
ter. If you cease to give your body
fat-making foods you will cease cre
ating fat cells. It is no trick to reduce
if you practice self-denial.
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