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THE WEEKLY CALEDONIAN The Highest Newspaper Value for $1.00 a Year in the State of Vermont. Published Every Wednesday Morning at St. Johnsbury. ESTABLISHED AUGUST S, 1S37 ST. JOILNSBURY, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 1919 83rd YEAR NUMBER 4252 -II I A r M. E. CONFERENCE APPPWMENTS AND CLOSING St. ohtt$uimi GfaMontott MISS ANNE V. PECK W. D. PELLEY PUBLISHING CO., ' Writes an Interesting Letter While inc. St. Johnsbury, Vermont Rev. E. M. Sharp Superin tendent St. Johnsbury District filtered ut Mm St. .lolinHbury I'ostulTice pa mail matter of I lie se:onl class TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION One Year to any Address $1.00 Six Months 75c Homeward Bound on Steamer in Mid-Ocean .Editorial-. ;Now Where?" To the Brown's for a visit, to the movie for a pleasant hour, or out on the country road with a picnic lunch in the sidecar miles mean only pleasant minutes when you have a Harley- Davidson Your friends become neighbors; holidays become doubly enjoyable when you can get out into tho unfrequented places. The sturdy ruggedness and road-mastery of this motorcycle appeal to any man; the com fortable sidecar to his pal. Come in and see the 1919 models and learn how easy it is to buy one. A.LC0UNSELL&S0N St. Johnsbury, Vt. ''The motorcycle that is being talked about" PUSH THE CENTENARY Life's Dreary Path Rev. F. W. Lewis Elected President of the Commission to Conference Claimants We have catsn about our fill maple sugar. of Several people the last few days have appeared in this office with muddy feet. WOMAN CRIED WITH PAIN Thousands of women work today while suffering from kidney or blad der ailments that can be relieved. MkJL ..W'yvus, 272G f.iil St., Ocean Park, Cal., writes: "I had to sit down du rincr mv housework. BIv back ached so, also my hip pained , su' me so I used to cry out, the pain was so fcTtat. Now I am thankful to say that Foley Kidney Pills rid me of nil my pain." Backache, sore mus cles, .still" or swollen joints, rheumatic pains are iml'ciitions of kidney trouble. Foley Kidney Pills are safe and reliable. They bring; quick re- SOL!) EVERYWHERE. A Big Gut Price Sale Beginning Monday, April 7, and Lasting Ten Days. Ladies', Men's and Children's Shoes and all kinds of Rubbers Men's $7.00 Shoes $1.89 Men's $5.00 Shoes $3.60 and a few pairs of Men's Shoes at $.1.00 Ladies $8.00 Shoes $5.09 Ladies' $6.50 Shoes $1.19 Ladies' $5.50 Shoes $3.69 And a few Ladies' Shoes at ?1.89 Call early and get first choice B. W. MORRILL, Cor. Portland and R. R. Street ST. ALBANS, April 7 Bishop Lcete, presiding over the 75th annu al Methodist conference, announced yesterday the following appoint ments: Superintendent of the St. bans district, the Rev. Vm. Shaw, Ph. I)., of St. Albans, reappointed and the Rev. Edwin W. Sharp, of St. Johnsbury, superintendent of the St. Johnsbury district, re-appointed. St. Johnsbury District The appointment of pastors is as follows: Adamant, of St. Johnsbury district, A. W. Hewitt; Albany, W. E. Craig; Alburg, C. B. Davis; Bak ersfield, to be supplied; Barre, B. G. Lipsky; Barton, M. A. Turner; Bloomfield, Milo Jetfrey; Bradford, O. J. Anderson; Cabot, E. L. Goddard; Cambridge, W. H. Gould; Canaan and Beecher Falls, W. II. May; Concord and Victory, George Smith; Coven try, to be supplied; Craftsbury, 0. B. Wells; Danville, West and North Danville, D. L. Hickland; Derby, M. S. Eddy; East Burke and East Hav en, J. Hugh Angell; Elmore, W. T. Best; Enosburg Falls, W. B. Duke shire; Kvansville and Brownington Center, W. W. Cook; Franklin, Frank Peserley; Glover, to be supplied; Greensboro Bend and Stannard, W. L. Bradford; Groton, Stead Thorn ton; Guildhall, A. J. Greene; Hard- wick, I. A. Ranncy; Highgate, F. W. Lewis; Holland and Morgan, A. A. Piatt; Hyde Park, to be supplied ; Iras burg, S. G. Suitor; Island Pond, Fred Wilcock; Johnson, A. A. Mandigo; Lowell, H. E. Howard; Lunenburg, and East Concord.G. VV. Douglass; Lyndon and East Lyndon, E. W. SU'rtevant; Lyndon ville, W. J. Mc Farlanc; Marshfield, E. L. Goddard; Montgomery, R. E. Greene; Morris ville; W. T. Best; Newbury and Newbury Center, to be supplied ; Newport, H. T. Cootnz ; Newport Center, C. W. Kol ley; North Fairfield, to be supplied; Orleans, C. D. Pierce; Peacham; to be supplied; Plainfield, A. W. Hew itt; Uichford, George L. Wells; South Albany, W. E. Craig; St. Johnsbury, G. A. Martin; St. Johnsbury Center, E. W. Sturtcvant; Sheffield, to be sup plied. Sheldon, Rice Hill and Sheldon Springs, W. C. Arnold ; Swanton and West Swanton, F. A. Woodworth; Topsham and West Topsham, to be supplied; Waits River, to be supplied; Waiden and South Walden, A. E. Scholf; Watcrville and Belviderc, E. ! Isn't is about time that someone applied for an armistice for the Peace Conference? The Easter bonnets yesterday look ed like the late St. Johnsbury town meeting vote. Many a tin lizzie carries a pair of headlights like the searchlamps on a battleship. Wo never have our picture printed in the paper in a way that satisfies most of us. The hen that lays fourteen eggs in eight days now beats the Kaiser to it for the front page. Cheer up! It might be worse! Just imagine you were the President with every little nigger nation on earth j bringing you their troubles. A man is known, not by the auto- j mobile he keeps, but by the way he keeps his automobile. ! Most women agree that for a man to also get a shampoo is a rank waste of money. The hum of the vaccuum cleaner bursts upon the landscape. A J-t!:i! - ? - A 11 animal with a bottomless pit inside I and something to get stepped on out side. Rats were made by an indulgent creator to explain many strange noise? around the house in the night. The greatest prosperity the world has ever known is knocking at out doors. And yet somehow -it's blood-money! MRS. OLIN D. ADAMS (Continued on page 4) OUR BUYER has just returned from New York and take it from us we have some COATS, CAPE DOLMANS, Etc, at some price. Our SUITS are not only well tailored but are also very low priced. Our prices on Stylish Mod- Cs are from i $15to$60 Inez May Pike, wife of Olin D. Adams, whose death canva as a shock to many on Wednesday, April 2, was born January 28th 1871, in Concord, where her early life was spent. December 21, 1892, she was married to Olin D. Adams and alter residing two years in Boston they came to St. Johnsbury to live. Mrs. Adams was a member of the Order of the East ern Star and had been the efficient secretary of the W. R. C. for some I years. She was a loyal member of j the Searchlight Club of the South church. In recent years otf strain and stress her sympathy had 'gone out to those across the sea ancl she had worked faithfully for the Red Cross, Lack of physical strength, while pre venting her from always entering into outside activities, did not keep her from doing her pait in church and community affairs. By nature, sensi tive, retiring and modest, there was no lack of strength of character. Those near and dear to her found her strong to lean upon. "The heart of her husband trusted in her." In neigh borly kindness she excelled, very often doing the little acts of friend liness that mean so much to those who receive them. Her home was the place she delighted in and in it centered her love and interest. Her husband and her daughter survive her and a wider circle of relatives and friends feel that an irreparable loss has come to them. The funeral service will be held this afternoon at three o'clock at the resi dence on Summer (street, conducted by her pastor, Rev. F. A. Poole. Th interment will be ia the family lot at Concord. " Sound-Proof Council Room. The apartment at 10 Do wning street, where the meetings of the British cab inet are held, is ti solid and plainly furnished room, 15 feet Jong and 20 test wide, fitted with double doors, through which no sound can reach the keenest listening ears. Well-preserved Stakea. Some bf th piles lit use In Amster dam are threo to four hundred years old. That part which Is not In the ground In wait water Is often bored by a pile worm near the wurfuce, but Is preserved by driving In nails with very large heads, so. as to give the pile an Iron coating. Thto coating Is then transformed by the water Into a layer of rust, which, protect the wood from the pile wcm. This process must be repeatedevery, fifteen yeara. The Caledonian is favored with per-' mission to reprint a letter received from Miss Anne V. Teck by her sis-! ter, Miss Kate D. Peck, written inj mid-ocean on the United States ship j George Washington, "The President's Ship." Miss Peck landed in New York, March 2.r, and expects to re main there about a month before de mobilization. She has been "across" twice in the capacity of nurse sail ing the first time from New York as a Red Cross nurse, and was at Pau for about six months. Returning she was in New York and California for about a year and on her second trip "across" as an Army Nurse she spent some time at Base hospital No. 9, going from there to the front, was ill with scarlet fever and in the Roosevelt Hospital for some time, re turning to Base Hospital, No. 9 until her recovery. Since March 1918, sjie has been on Hospital Train No. !52, which goes to the front daily to bring wounded soldiers to hospitals. "March 21, '19. Hello Kathleen dear: They tell me it's the first day of Spring and that we are in mid-ocean. I can smell the maple honey just running out of the trees to meet me and I'm sure I heard a robin chirping this morning,! or it may have been the call for life boat drill in event of floating mines. Now if they would give us poor suf ferers from floating minds some good treatment we would be less trouble to our families when we return. I nev er dreamed there was so much enter tainment in U. S., as we are having on the return trip on President Wilson's boat. I am quite convinced my head is turned that I babble in childish glee all day long. To begin with instead of army prunes we have 'grape fruit' for breakfast and after that I don't know, for I drift into a delicious comatose state where I rest until bugle call the next morn ing. Knowing you would be interested in what really goes on around me I have asked one who is hardened to a civilized life to prompt me. A real civilian in civilian clothes, the first I have seen in almost two years. The day goes on something like this: Af ter breakfast one may tour the com plete deck nine times and call it a mile. A mile is quite sufficient at a time. Then read,-or pretend tOr-in-stead you gaze at th5 sea and count the white caps to New York. At ten there is life boat drill where you go and answer 'present' and account for your absent room mates. It's more polite to say they are asleep. Then we have band concert a real peppy band for an hour. Some dance, most of them, the dancers, do acro batics trying to touch deck before deck touches them on the alternating three counts. Then you sit down and discuss the causes of sea sickness. Some say it's the eyes, some the ears, no one seems to give any credit to the sea itself. Then you go to lunch. There you find narry any army food and oh me, oh my, you really don't know what you eat, for this time the magician appears in the form of an orchestra instead of grape fruit. After lunch I don't know what the others do, but I can account for my self. I go straight to my stateroom and relax have a real sweet nap to prepare myself for the horrible thrills of the movies at 2.30 p. m. I sit in a trance from 2.30 to 4.30 traveling through realms of romance with Geraldine FaiTar in "The Woman God Forgot" then cavorting with Charlie Chaplin in "The Adventure.". A walk on deck until' dinner brings me out of my trance and adds anoth er mile or so to my record for the! day. Dinner is as Dad as luncn. Just heaps of delicious music served with the turkey and ice cream. Primp for the dance at seven. Primping in the army uniform means putting on a waist that looks military before your chief nurse and later when she rests at a safe distance and the coat is thrown back reveals dainty filet col-. lar and suggestion of a bright colored tie, even if it's only a colored hand- kerchief. Yo u have your choice of dancing from 7 to 10, going to .the ' movies reading in a luxurious lounge ; listening to Galli Curci, or going to' bed. I usually follow the above rou-! tine and not make a choice, it's less of j a strain. We are about six thousand on boat about two hundred nurses, and so . glad to find two on board who werej with me in Paris in 1915; several i hundred wounded men great many blind, and facial wounds. They have ; the same entertainment and good treatment that we have, including: boat drill. There are nurses and R. 1 C. workers who are assigned to the ' care of these soldiers on return trips. ! They are as cheerful and happy as: can be all so glad the war is over, and they are getting home have not i seen or talked with any who? seem de- j pressed. There are hundreds of sol diers returning to be demobilized who have not been wounded and they are ; Having tne time ot their lire aDso lutely happy for they are going home are not crowded as they were com ing over have comfortable quarters- a smooth sea and unlimited entertain ment, music, movies, vaudeville, boxing- and wrestling matches. "Home ward Bound" is written plainly on every face on ship board. I was awfully pleased to get your amusing valentine. It came exactly on the date with a few others and that was the last mail I received in France. Our mail (No. 9) was held up at If. Q. as we have been waiting sailing orders since Jan. 17. Did not get away until March 5 and tho we were not on regular duty in February 1 and another nurse took care of one of our nurses who was operated on for appendicitis. The week before we left Chatcau roux I managed to get away for a few days and went to Paris. From there I made the trip up through Chateau Thierry to Rheims through the country still marked with trench es, dugouts and barbed wire entangle ments destroyed bridges and sprawl ing ruins of former villages. Rheims is almost completely destroyed the cathedral stands out in magnificent dignity exquisitely lacy in design, a very marvelous production of Gothic architecture. It has been quite bad ly destroyed in parts, but it is hardly noticeable at first approach. I spent two or three hours walking about the city after visiting the cathedral. It is surprising to see the different re sults of shelling and bombing on the buildings. The next day in Paris I went with one of our surgeons to headquarters of A. E. F., where we saw some of the operating in the movies also of the famous Dr. Sutro of Paris. They have the films there which will later go to Washington and be kept with the surgical records of war surgery. It was most inter esting to see these operations in this way and the various inventions of surgeons' appliances or harnesses used with different kinds of injuries to make the patient more easily mov ed in bed, to permit dressings, baths, etc., and to promote facility of ex ercise of the legs and arms. I found I had time for a visit to the famous painting of the war "The Pantheon de Gueire" the idea conceived by two artists and executed by some sev enteen I believe. The theme of the painting is the armies of the allies marching before Victory to receive the wreath of laurel. It can't be described. I would be so happy if only everybody could see it. Needless to say from that moment dates my floating mind. I am writing more than I really intended, and after starting I . got a snatch, of conversa tion ra rumor that we may be kept ia New York a. month after landing before our demobilization, so I may not get home in time for maple sy rup, but at least We can go after dan delions or something equally exciting, and by that time I am sure to have forgotten so much that I have hoped to tell you about. It already as sumes the shadowy shape of a dream rather than a continuation of events, such as I never expected to have this period of 20 months over here. Heaps of love to all of the family. Ann V." SOLDIERS' LETTER. Fred Bond, Who Is in a Hospital in Germany Highly Praises the Red Cross The following letter was received by Mrs. George McFarlin from her j brother who is in Kvacuation hospital No. 12, ward -H, Treves, Germany: Minneboohoo. Governor Simnders of Nebraska once spoke nt Lincoln of a 111 lie set tlement on a stream called Weeping Water. Lincoln chuckled : "Well, they Bay that Minnehaha means laughing water, so Minneboohoo must be Indian for weeping water." Lucky Youth. A boy was up before an Englls1! magistrate for stealing gooseberries. The clerk was absent, so the magis trate had to look in an alphabetical law bonk to see what he ought to do. Presently he turned to the boy and said: "My lad. It's lucky for you It's gooseberries, and not a goose. For a goose it's a mouth without the op tion, but I can't find any reference to gooseberries. You are discharged." February 14, 1919 My dear sister: Just a few lines to let you know I am feeling very good today. Am get ting along very well. Hope to be out of heeree in a eeeferew waee of here in a few weks. I hope so anyhow. Time, goes very slow. I am not doing anything, just eat and sleep and go to a show every night at the Red Cross. The Red Cross is the best outfit in France. The little girl comes up to the hospital every week, gives the boys anything they need. If she has not got something they want she t takes their ward number, and in a few hours she comes back with the good. If you or any one wants to know what they do with the money they get any o f the A. E. F. boys can tell them. I Well sister, I don't know when I I will be home, not for some time yet, probably July. Well that is bet ter than not coming at all. You said that picture did not look like me. Well you are right. Lots of the boys had some taken, they all look the same. I hope you are feeling better now. I know what it is to be in a hospi tal for Ihavebeen in six since I came to France. This is a very old city here, some very old houses. Will try and send you some pictures of the hospital. This hospital used to be a German barracks. Very large, and well fixed up with a slate roof, stone stairs, big windows. The rooms are large. This room has 12 beds. All kinds of sickness in here. Some flu and some shell shock. Everything you can think of. Most of the boys go to the base hospital in France from here if their company is not very near, and from the base some go home. I can't write everything I would like to, for it would take me so long, and I can tell you when I get home anyhow. Today, it is just a bit cloudy, very warm, like April at home. To see the ground all bare is very strange to me at this time of year. I suppose it is very cold up Vermont about now. I would frozen if I was to go home in a hut being so warm here, but I would very glad to take a chance. Now, I suppose there will be so St. J. boys coming home' every t and they will have a lot td tell. So will tell the truth, others will lie, me I have nothing to say, and very sure what I will tell you ab my life in France will be very sh and sweet, understand. Will have to close, having, run of paper. Hope I hear from ' soon. Give my love to all. Your loving brother, FR Evacuation Hospital No. 12, Ward 44, Treves, Germany. State Potato Club Champion Reginald C. Mumley, . 14 yi... Northfield, has been awarded the title of State Potato Club Champion, 19J8, by the State Club Leader, Agricul tural Extension Service, University of Vermont. Reginald submitted the best records, accounts and story. Area, 70 square rods; yield, 125 bush els (Green Mountains); value, $172. 50; cost, $28.45; net profit, $145.05; In addition to the title of "State Champion," he wins the statewide po tato prize of $5.00, offered by the Vermont State Bankers' Association. We stand for your Business Right now most women's minds turn to house clean ing and what should be first to be considered is the matter of sanitary, wholesome floors. It is now generally accepted that the best aid to this end is LINOLEUMS They are absolutely sanitary, unusually easy to keep clean and are durable. We have a large stock in all grades and will be pleased to give prices for the covering of your floor. We have just received a small shipment of good quality Felt Bass Linoleums which we have priced at 59c square yard. It won't last long at this price and if you ale interested, we suggest that you see them right away. THE CHARLES C. LOCKE CO., HOUSE DECORATIONS OP.QUALITY 93 Railroad Street, St Johnsbury, VJ.