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THE WEEKLY CALEDONIAN
The Biggest Newspaper Value for $1.00 a Year in the State of Vermont. Published Every Wednesday Morning at St. Johnsbury. ESTABLISHED AUGUST 8, 1S37 ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 1919 S3rd YEAR-NUMBER 4365 500 AT BARNET'S OLD HOME CHURCH DAY Strong Appeal for Unity in Religious Work Made By Pastors Old Home Church Day in Barnet in celebration" of the 70th anniversary of the present church building brought out over 500 members of the seven Protestant churches to an interesting union gathering at the mother church at Barnet Center Sunday. It was an ideal day for the celebration. The sky was clear and upon the beauti ful hilltop where the church is located there was a fresh westerly breeze that dispelled the heat of the day. Many delightful reunions and talks of former days were enjoyed by those who attended. Over fifty auto mobiles and nearly as many carriage:! brought the crowd of sturdy religious representatives from all parts of the big town. They began to arrive shortly after ten o'clock in the fore noon and from that time to the first meeting at eleven o'clock there were delightful gatherings as various par tics got together to discuss affairs of mutual interest. After the morning service came a picnic luncheon. The vestry was thrown open for those who wished to dine indoors. Then came the interest ing afternoon session and it was 4.30 o clock before the events of the day had been concluded. It was a day of religious inspiration Young and old joined in the spirit of the occasion and reaped a lasting benefit. Three persons attended who saw the old church burned in 184!) and uie present one erected, incy are Henry A. Moore, Mrs. Mary A (Goodwillic) Somcrs and W. S Brock of Barnet. The brick church was burned Feb luary 19, 184!), and on July 22, just live months and three days later the present big white church was built and the Rev. Thomas Goodwillie, pas tor at that time, preached the first ucrmon in the present building. Sis pastors occupied the pulpit at the two services. They were: Rev. F. H. Laird, pastor of the church; Rev. 1). M. Mckinley, former pastor of tsc church and now retired; Rev. C. B. Buss, pastor at Mclndoes Fall Rev. A. E. Gregg of Barnet, the Rev. Wilbur Warner of Peacham and the Rev. A. M. Pierce of Passumpsic. Kcv. Mr. Laird gave an interesting historical sketch at the morning ser vice. He said the present church was organized in January 2!), 1784, as the Barnet Center United Presbyterian church. It was the first church in Northern Vermont. The townspeople voted at a town meeting that a church should be established in the town ship and it was voted that it be of the Presbyterian faith. 1 he town was taxed lor the sup port of the church. The Rev. Thomas Goodwillic was called to the pastor ate I cbruary 4, 17110, and served for forty years. He was followed by his son, Thomas, who was pastor for 40 years. Mr. Laird referred to the fact that two of his great grandfathers, Robert Laird and John Wallace, sign ed the original call ot the church in 17!)0. I he Kcv. Arthur b. Gregg gave a highly interesting discourse on "The Absolute Necessity of the Church Today." Rev. Mr. McKinley spoke interestingly of his experience as pas tor of the church 3G years ago. The afternoon service opened with nn address by the Rev. Charles B. Bliss of Mclndoes Falls on, "The Church of Tomorrow." He said a man was a fool who could tell where we were going from here. The confusion of the past months and the Great War had made it impossible to tell just where afTair were to move. He said he was not a fortune teller and therefore could not outline the moves of the future. But he said the Biblical quotation "Seek unto the Children of Israel that wc go forward" was true today. He said wc were going forward. And as in the past, he said, wc ara going for ward "in His path." He said wc were going forward in the path that the brave heroes of the World War had made for us. "A year ago our boys at Chateau Thierry had forged ahead twelve miles. Sam Darling, the first boy from Barnet to make the supreme sac rifice, we were honoring." "Tilings that the church stands for now hove the right of way. First wc 1st bring our forces together in ser formation. The Allied forces aid not gain until they had joined ether. The church now realizes . in closer -formation the many nients being brought into one , we can faster forge ahead." ne hundred years ago the church e of Barnet and Fast Rycgate o consider a move for unity in in. The seven parishes in t now stand out for individual If they are joined and co e in their work the effect must went." The speaker made an interesting outline of what could be done by com bined work in carrying the spirit of the church into every household. He said that the church work could be better carried into every family. The church could cojiibine for social up lift, studying motion pictures, strengthen the improvement associa tion woik and enjoy Old Home day9l and community picnics. In the final analysis the pastor said wc could not go forward and win un less our relation with Him were right and wc must make the effort to work as Jesus did. Four young ladies: Miss Margaret E. Warden, Miss Hester M. McLaren, Elsie J. McLaren and Mary L. Ward en, sang in excellent voice. Rev. Mr. Pierce of the Baptist church at Passumpsic, spoke on "The Things That Make for a Stronger Faith." He said the gathering reminded him of his boyhood days when he drove three miles over the roads to attend church. He spoke of the hardy country people as the strongest church goers of the nation. He said the crying need of the world was for "A Greater Faith." He said people attended church but that some were , the opportunity of joining the order without the Power of God. He said ' and get the benefit of the small ad thc church must do the ground work .mission. Fee of $10 will go into ef of religion. i feet as soon as thhe lodge is well He .made a strong appeal for rcli- 1 gion in the home. Hcsaid the Bible should become the fixed institution of the homo. He said that without the Bible the preacher was working on uncultivated soil when the people came into the church. In telling what the church did for Humphrey; vice-council, Elwin Cam its members, he said: "It holds youjeron; recording secretary; John E. to your good intentions, it increases j Spindlcr, financial secretary; E. C. your faith, it calls you into Christian Huntington, treasurer; R. E. Fifield, service and it helps you to show your j conductor; II. W. Richardson, war- color: He spoke of Religious infidels the people who professed the faith but d'd not live up to it. He said that times are never so dangerous as when the church is satisfied with itself. He said that faith comes with the henrint? of the word and people must attend church to hear the word. Ho said the Sunday school was an other place to hear the word. He snoke convincinclv of .ho nowcr of the Bible in the home to the boy or girl until they are twelve years eld. Then he said that if the fatha'r sub stituted the Bible5 for the Sunday stituted the Sunday newspaper for the Bible and did not attend church the boy wriftcd from the church never to come back. He ."-aid the hoy would do whaf. "his dad did." He made a strong appeal for moth ers to keep their dauuhters in church after they were twelve year old ar.d for fathers to attend church after that age as an example to Mioir boys. He said that once outside of 'he church the boys seldom come hack and when one generation abandons the church it takes some effort or some calamity in their family to get them back into the faith. Mr. Pierce's appeal made a strong effect upon his hearers. The service closed shortly after 4 oclock and for an hour there were informal gatherings and many happy parties about the church ground' completing one of the finest church days in the history of Barnet. EAST ST. JOHNSBURY AUTO ACCIDENT Sunday morning about 10.15, u Ford auto No. 818(1, driven by Rtv. John L. Wesley, who was returriin;.; home to St. Johnsbury, and a Chevro let auto No. 8548, driven by Edward Tromb'lcy of St. Johnsbury, and going to Concord met on the curve in the road just before you enter the bridge here in the village. The Chevrolet hit the Ford a glancing blow near the rear wheel and tore a hole in the tire, jammed the front mud guard and bent the front wheel of the Chev rolet, so that Mr. Trombley was ob liged to return to St. Johnsbury for cpairs. The Ford was but slightly damaged. Both cars were running slowly and neither one of the drivers were wholly to blame. The curve is i sharp one and on the ton of a hill and hard for one to see another com ing in the opposite direction until they are very near to cuch other. The curve is near the site of the old Chapman store and could be made safer by a little work by some one nr mnrp nfllrijtla wlin liuv 1ia an NEWPORT HAS JUNIOR COUNCIL AM. MECHANICS Patriotic t)iua"ir" in with 300,000 Members in All Parts of the U. S. A Junior Order of the United Am erican Mechanic's Council was organ ized in the I. O. O. F. hall at New port City, Thursday evening. Organ izer J. C. Bond, who has been in the city for. the past two weeks securing members for this council, was present and with the assistance of State Sec retary A. E. White of Montpelier and State Councillor N. II. Drew of Glover, the council was organized with nearly 30 charter members, with splendid prospects of many addition al members in the near future. The Junior Order United American Mechanics was organized in the city of Philadelphia in 1853 having at the present time u membership of nearly 300,000. It is one of the leading patriotic orders of America. Its principals stand for all that the American Flag stands for, to uphold and protect our public school system and to maintain and promote the in terests of Americans. It supports an Orphans Home in Tiffin, Ohio, where at the present time 584 orphans are taken care of. It provides a death benefit of $500 to its members. Each council provides for the creation of a fund to render aid to its members during sickness. Any white male citizen of the United States, born within its terri tory or domain, and under the pro tection of its flag is eligible to mem bership, provided they arc between 16 and 50 years of age. The new council organized will be known as Newport Council No. 44. It was voted at this meeting that the membership fee of $5 is to remain the same for a short time, thus giv ing those who have been approached organized State Councillor N. H. Drew in stalled the following officers which were placed in nomination and elect ed at this meeting Junior Past Council, L. T. Young, Dr. Sam Hamilton; council, E. F. den; Millard S. Magoon, inside sen tinel; L. L. Smith, outside sentinel; Ralph Hamblctt, H. W. Richardson and I. C. Blanchard, trustees. The assistant secretary and chaplain arc yet to be appointed. Several members from the council at Newport Center were visitors on this occasion. It will be of interest to know that their are 30 councils in Vermont with a membership of 1700. KITCHEN SHOWER Miss Flavia Folsom Entertains for Miss Pearl Wilmot Wedding Tomorrow (Special to the Caledonian) LYNDONVILLE, July 2!) A kitchen shower was given at the home of Miss Flavia Folsom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Folsom, in honor of Miss Pearl Wilmot, who ifj to become the bride of Prescott Moore at the Wilmot home tomorrow. About thirty-five guests were present. The house was prettily decorated with sweet peas. The fire place in the living room was banked full of variegated sweet peas, the ef fect of which was most beautiful. The gifts were presented in a nov el and most attractive manner. On the table in the living room was a white parasol under which was a kewpie dressed as a bride. Atachcd to the parasol were pink ribbons' which suspended little notes each tcllinff where the bride-to-be would find a gift. Accompanying each gift. was a rhyme. After the gifts had been distributed refreshments were served. ' STATE NEWS For running into Fred H. Coomb's two-year-old Morgan colt with an automobile and breaking one hind leg last December, near the Brattlcboro Guilford town line , resulting in the killing of the animal, a verdict of $145 against John Hanks of Brattlc boro was returned Tuesday by the jury which had devoted all day to the when crooks broke into the home of The wedding of Miss Christina L. Dinkcl, who graduated from the Brattleboro high school this year, and William Moulton of Brattleboro, will take place Sunday in the home of the bride in Cornish, N. II. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Lazcll and Miss Kuth Barker of Brattleboro will at tend the wedding. Mr. Moulton has been employed here as drug clerk. He and his bride will go to the North west, where he will be employed on a ranch. Mr. Moulton was a bugler in the army. LYNDONVILLE MAY VOTE TO BUY BASEBALL PARK Special Meeting Called for August 4 to Act on Important Matter Considerable interest is being man ifested in base ball just now; teams have been organized in the different departments at the Railroad Shops, at the Creamery and a good town team. This with the prospect of a new Ball Park makes the future for A special village meeting has been base ball very bright, called August 4 to see if the village will vote to purchase land of C. M. Darling for a ball park. This land is a part of Mr. Darling's meadow and adjourns the Powers' Park. The result of games played to date : Won Lost Lyndonvillo 8 0 Creamery 1 , 1 Mechanics 4 0 Car Men 12 Blacksmith and Boiler Makers o have ben won 3 hy Several game one score. i The Mechanics and Carmen have j arranged a series of games best 3 in j 5. This series promises to be very j interesting. I POLICE SEARCHING FOR ROBBERS OF BURLINGTON HOME I The police arc today endeavoring j to discover the robbers who boldly j entered the home of Edwin L. Shut tleworth, superintendent of the Win I ooski mill, yesterday morning and entering the room where he and his wife were sleeping robbed them of a valuable pearl necklace and gold watch. The Shuttleworth home i3 on Main street, just above the corner of Wil lard, and the crooks evidently knew the lay of the land perfectly for they manoeuvred so that their entrance, which was made through a rear base ment window, was at such a time that the officer on the beat was far thest from the house. Gaining entrance to the house the men, for it is believed that there were two of them, made their way to the second floor of the homo and evident ly carrying out a pre-arranged plan, they went immediately to the bed room occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Shut tleworth. 1 On the dresser in this room lay a necklace of pearls, the property of Mrs. Shuttleworth, and reported to be worth a considerable sum of money, although no value was set upon the stones yesterday; also nearby was a valuable gold watch, the property of Mr. Shuttleworth. The thieves took both of these articles and were apparently searching about for more when they awakened the occupants of the room. As soon as Mr. Shuttleworth had stirred and before he could make an effort to stop the thieves or even to get a view of them, they hustled from the room, ran down the stairs and with an evident knowledge of the premises made for an obscure side door that let them out into a side street, where they quickly made their get-away. Neither Mr. Shuttleworth or the police would have anything to say regarding the robchry, although it is presumed that he reported the mat ter to the authorities; in fact, inves tigators were seen about the home, which is located on one of the resi dential sections of the city, all the morning. The thieves left no clue other than that their work indicated some knowledge of the premises and also indicated that they were not ama teurs, for they passed up valuable stuff downstairs and went directly to the sleeping' quarters, where the necklace and other valuables were kept. It is believed that other articles will be found missing but there was no way of confirming this fact, because of the reluctance of Mr. Shuttleworth to discuss the matter. Fifteen storekeepers of St. Al bans who nearly a month ago paid $5.00 each to an internal revenue collector because they had failed to affix revenue stamps to the boxes of cough drops they had sold were sur prised today when their money was refunded to them by the government. Considerable interest awaits a pub. lie demonstration at the C. E. How ard farm nt Bellows Fall3 todny of nn automatic hay drier, the product of two local inventors. The machine takes the newly cut grass and carries it over a wire area heated by a series of oil stoves. The inventors claim that this process brings better re sults than the sun. SLAYS HIS NIECE AND THEN TAKES HIS OWN LIFE Farmer Had Often Expres sed Determination to End His Own Life BELLOWS FALLS, July 2!) H F. Webber, owner ot a larm near Rockingham, yesterday carried out an expressed intention of many years by committing suicide, but murdered his 18 year old niece to accomplish it. Returning from the hay field for dinner, Webber declared in the presence of his wife and girl, Miss Mary Ryan, that he intended to shoot himself. Picking up a rifle he ran to his barn, followed by the young girl, who attempted to take the wea pon from him. He turned the muz zle and discharged the gun, its con tents penetrated the thigh and pelvis of the girl. He then fired a shot through his chest, dying immediate' ly. Miss Ryan was removed to the Rockingham Hospital, where she died several hours later. The dead man had lived in this vicinity for five years and was con sidered eccentric by his neighbors, to whom he had often expressed the in tention to commit suicide. Normal School at Rutland May Use Former House. of Correction for Instructing Teachers John son and Castleton Lose Schools RUTLAND, July 2'J Representa tives of the State Board of Educa tion visited the former house of cor rection Sunday to look over the plant with reference to its being a suitable location for a state normal school. The new school would take the place of the two schools now located at Johnson and Castleton. As the Leg islature gave the two schools a lease of life to August, 1020, only, the board is considering means to pro vide a supply of teachers for future years. The Rutland proposition has met with great favor in some quart ers. At the meeting of the board of ed ucation in the morning Miss Owclla Hazclton of Essex was elected teach er at the State Preventorium at Es sex Center. Rollo G. Reynolds, formerly execu tive clerk of the board, was appoint ed acting superintendent for the districts, which are at present with out a superintendent, the appoint ment being for two months. These districts arc Orleans, North, Chit tenden South, Washington Northeast and Bennington Central. At the meeting Sunday those pres ent included Governor Clement, Supt. Hillcgas, James Hartncss, L. B. Johnson and M. C. Webber. NEWPORT WINS FROM BEEBE IN 17 INNING GAME After 17 innings or exciting base ball the Newport city team Saturday triumphed over the nine from Bccbe, Que., in the Bolder League, by a score of 5 to 4. Berney Lee, a for mer Tufts college twirlcr who was farmed out by the Boston Braves, toed the slab the entire 17 frames for Beebc. He hurled airtight ball con tinually causing the Newportians to roll to the infield or to hoist easy pop flies. In the ninth inning the score stood 3 to 1 in favor of Beebe, but Newport managed to sneak across a pair of tallies, and thus tied the score. Bccbe secured another counter in the tenth stanza, only to have Bill Mossa, New port's catcher, come to the rescue with a sensational home run. From then on no one crossed the rubber until the 17th, when Fred Mossa got a single, and Oilman drove him in with a two bagger. Wells was on the mound for New port during twelve stanzas after which he retired in favor of Kenni son. This game clinches the pennant for Newport in the Border League, and also marks the 13th straight vic tory without a single defeat. Against Morrisville on Thursday, Kennison al lowed the opposition but two scratch hits, and caused 13 men to fan. With errorless support he should have had a shutout, in.'.tcad of the 8 to 4 vic tory. Tuesday Newport crosses bats with Barton, and meets Morrisville on Fri day and North Troy on Saturday. The score: Newport 5, Beebe 4; hits Newport 10, Beebe 12; errors Newport 2, Beebe 1; batteries, New port Wells, Kennison and Mw&a; Beebe, Lee and Cass, Waterford Toll Bridge To Be Freed The toll bridge at Upper Waterford will undobtedly be freed to all traffic in the near future. A sale price of $14,500 was placed upon the bridge at the meeting in the Toll House at the bridge entrance last night and the money to be raised was distributed as follows: Vermont $6,000, New Hampshire $6,000, Grafton County, N. H., $2,000, and the town of Waterford, Vt., $500. The freeing of the old toll bridge at Upper Waterford which is now a practical certainty will mark the pass ing of a historic structure which has been in operation for 115 years. The first bridge was opened in 1894 and the present iron structure, the fourth in the series of bridges at Waterford was built in 18!)2. The bridge now in use was inspected two years ago and was pronounced first class in all respects. Gov. Clement, Road Commissioner Bates and the State Commission com posed of C. II. Davis of Windsor, Wm. W. II. Bell of Lunenburg and John G. Roy of East Barnet repro rented the state of Vermont. Bridge Commissioners of both states and the Grafton county commission, Mooney and Turner were present, as well as delegates from the towns of Waterford, Vt., and LiU:eton, N. H., and representatives of the stock holders of the bridge corporation. The income of the bridge has plac ed a valuation of between $600 and $700 per share on the stock of the corporation. There are about sixty stockholders. The owners have agreed to dispose of the stock at $250 per share to the joint state commis sions. ' ' V The business of closing up the deal is left with the Vermont State Com mission subject to the approval of Governor Clement. There are several other bridges across the Connecticut between Ver mont and New Hampshire which are still collecting tolls. The one at Northumberland is now in the pro cess of being freed. HILL-MONTIETH Pretty Wedding at Home of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Towne at Newport A pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Towne of Newport Tuesday evening when Roland E. Hill of Arlington Heights, Mass., and Mildred V. Mon tcith of Evansvillo were united in marriage. The rooms were beautifully deco rated with ferns, pink and white crepe paper and pink and white sweet peas. At 9.30 the bridal party entered the parlor to the strains of the wedding march, played by Mrs. E. A. Towne, sister of the bride. The bride and groom were preceded by two little ring bearers, Edwina Towne and Giles Wilson, niece and nephew of the bride and by Miss Vera Smith of Irasburg as maid of honor, and Raymond Foster of Evansvillc as best man. The cere mony was performed .by Rev. Coontz of Newport, the impressive double ring ceremony being used. The bride was daintily gowned in white satin and chiffon and carried a shower bouquet of white sweet peas. The maid of honor wore peach colored satin and carried sweet peas. After the ceremony delicious refresh ments of ice cream, cake and punch were served. The happy couple made a success ful getaway amid showers of rice and confetti, much to the disappointment of some of the guests and although followed for some distance by a few of their friends in a car, finally out witted them and made their escape. After a short wedding trip they will be at home to their friends aftr Aug. 15th at 57 Grcenleaf Ave., Mcdford Hillside, Mass. The wedding gifts were numerous and very beautiful, consisting of sil ver, linen and glass. Mrs. Hill is a daughter of W. J. Montcith of Evansvillc and was graduated from Orleans High school in the class of 1917 and since her mother's death has made her home with her sister at Newport. Mr. Hill is one of Evansville's es timable young men. In the summer of 1917 he enlisted in the navy but was rejected, but in the summer of 1918 was called and received training Camp Mills, Long Island, N. Y., where he received medals for bin skill and proficiency and was equip ped to sail overseas when the arm istice was signed. He now has an excellent position with the Birch Machine works at Arlington Heights, Mass. Both Mr. nnd Mrs. Hill carry with them the best wishes of a host of friends. 36,000 LOAVES , OF BREAD SENT ; TO FOUR STATES The busy housewife who feels this hot weather that it is some task to cook her own br'ud will find some consolation in knowing that :n St. Johnsbury there is one little family that makes 30,000 loaves a week. Tl'is is the Cross family on Railroal street. Of course the Cross family doesn't cat all this bread alone. It takes the people of four states, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, and Eastern New York to consume, this big weekly output. The Cross family is bettor known to St. Johnsbury people, as the George H. Cross Co., bakers wnd confectioners and manufacturer of the famous "St. Johnsbury Crackers" at No. 50 Railroad street. The company has recently put in a lot of new bread-making machinchy which has greatly increased its out put and makes it one of the most modern plants in the East. A des cription of their plant and process of bread making may interest the housewife. . Beginning on the third floor there is a huge flour bin into which the flour which comes by two carload lots is dumped. There is an auto matic sifter which works the flour into an automatic scale before it drops into the big mixer. There is an automatic water feeder so that the flour, water and other ingredients of the bread go into the mixer in just the proper proportioi. This mixer stirs 460 loaves of bread at one time. The mixture is just as near perfect as modern sci ence can make it. The dough is dropped into eight huge troughs where it raises and is "knocked down" three different times. The dough then drops through a chute to the second floor directly into a scaling machine which weighs out just the proper weight to a loaf. An endless chain carries the bread to the rounding machine from which it is put into a "Merry-go-round" where it remains 15 minutes. It raises again to its proper tex ture. Then it goes to the moulding machine from which it is placed in pans. On huge carriers the dough in the pans goes into a steam room which is just the right temperature to make the bread raise to its proper state before going into the ovens. There are two big ovens. One bakes 280 loaves at one time and the 240. From the ovens it goes down a shoot to a wrapping machine on the first floor. Here 1500 loaves of bread can be wrapped in oil paper and sealed in a hour. The bread is placed into packing cases from which it is hurried to the railroad station by teams and deliver ed to trains going north, east, south and west, carrying the St. Johnsbury product to eastern Maine, Northern New Hampshire, Eastern New York and most of the state of Vermont. While this is the main industry of the Cross company there are many important sidelines. For instance over 150 dozen doughnuts are made every day and shipped out with the bread. There is an immense quan tity of cake made daily. Over 750 pounds of salted peanuts are roasted and cooked in oil daily and shipped out to all parts of the country. The crackers department is an in stitution by itself. Over nine barrels of flour a day are turned into famous St. Johnsbury soda and butter crack ers. These are sold all over the United States, large shipments going to the Pacific coast. There are over 40 people 5n the Cross plant. The president is W. S. Itavis and B. B. Scribner is treasurer of this progressive concern. The heads of departments are: Archibald Campbell, bread and cake; James Hicks, crackers; Charles Lynch, sninper; John Scott, office staff. The company handle large amounts of candy and in the winter there is a large amount of candy manufactur ed at the plant. .' lthorjty to, dQ tta Hetktm'