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THE WEEKLY CALEDONIAN, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1919 RECRUITS WANTED Senator Page Writes a Vig orous Letter to Vermonters The Caledonian has received from Senator C. !. Page an appealing let ter for publicity on the merits of our military and naval academic's, togeth er with a copy of a letter sent to the high .school:; and academies of Ver mont. That these letters may have still further publicity they are re printed below: Editor Caledonian: That Vermont does not appreciate the wonderful opportunities offered by the Military and Naval Academies at West Point and Annapolis is al most incomprehensible, but it nev ertheless seems to be a fact, for I find it extremely dillicult to secure boys who are able to pass the neces sary examinations qualifying them to enter these schools. I am sending to the high schools and academies of Vermont the ac companying communication. I would not ask you to give this letter or the one accompanying it to the schools free space did I not feel as sured that the public good would be subserved thereby. For several years past I Ii.'.ve found it extremely difficult to .;ccurc com petent young men whom I might ap point to the Military School at West Point or the Naval Academy at An napolis. It seem:-! to me that this fact docs not speak well for the young men of Vermont and I shall bo glad if you can find some way to stimulate an ambition on the part of some of the boys in your school to fit themselves to enter the service of their country at one or the other of these insti tutions. 1 have been in the habit of holding competitive examinations and ap pointing the young man who stood the highest in tlieso-exnminations re gardless of his political or personal surroundings. At the last examination held, but one boy appeared and I appointed him, but he failed to meet the test when he came up for the final ex aminations. I now have two appointments at Annapolis and one at West Point to fill. May I ask that you will in some way find occasion to elaborate upon this matter and at some proper time speak for these wonderfully fine schools and see if you cannot en courage some of your scholars to fit themselves for the training which these schools give. The necessary literature to enable a young man to know what is re ciuired as a prerequisite for admission to these schools will be sent to any one writing me therefor. In short, the requirements for the Army are that the appointee must be an actual resident of the state, not under 17 nor over 22 on the date of admission and not less than 5 feet 4 inches at the age of 17. For the navy the candidate must bo not less than 10 nor more than 20. In both instances he must possess good health, good habits, good morals and a fair high school education. I sincerely trust that I am not im posing a too heavy burden upon you when I urge that you brinjj these two schools to the attention of your boys commending the advantages of the schools and at the same time ap pealing to their patriotism. Cordially yours, (Signed) C. S. PAGE. SHEPARD LEAVES Well Known St. Johnsbury Man to Head New Company in White River Junction B. M. Sscpard, for a number of years with the Goss Supply Co., has resigned his position here has organ ized the Shcpard Company of White River Junction to handle wholesale pipe and fittings, plumbing and heat ing supplies. The company is in corporated for $25,000. Mrfl Shcp ard is president and W. G. Menut is vice president of the new concern. Mr. Shepard enters his new venture with the best wishes of St. Johnsbury people. SplendidVork of Fish and Game Department MONTPELIER, Sept. G Accord ing to the returns that arc being made to the commissioner of fish and game the profits from the sale of licenses will be considerably increas ed this year over those of last year. Taking Stamford, a small town, for example, the returns for the quarter ending Aug. .1 show that $580 was collected from the sale of licenses to hunt or fish. There are some 14 non-resident combination licenses nnd about 219 non-resident fishing li censes. The little booklet which the department publishes, containing the laws, is being sent from the printers in St. Albans. This was due April 1 but has been delayed for one cause and nnothcr. These are being sent to the town clerks by counties. It re quires 55,000 to supply the town clerks in the state, so it is quite a tnsl to get them properly distribut ed. Linus Leavens, the commission er, is now placing orders for brook trout eggs. Last year there were 980,000 used at Roxbury, 905,000 at Canaan and 1,390,000 at Bennington. Some New Books at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Among the new books at the lib rary are the following: Fiction The Tin Soldier, Temple Bailey. Valley of Vision, Comstock. Christopher and Columbus. Nomads of the North, Curwood. Mystery of the 13th Floor, Thayer. Dangerous J lays, Rinehart. The City of Comrades, King. Flexible Ferdinand, Lippmann. Number Seventeen, Tracy. His Wife's Job, Manson. The Vinegar Saint, Mca:ns. Land Girl's Love Story, Onions. Haunted Bookshop, Morlcy. Call of the Offshore Wind, Paine. Non-Fiction Fifty Years of Europe, Prof. Haz en. The Gospel in the Light of the Great War, Ozora S. Davis. The Years Between, Kipling. The Book of National Parks, Yard. How to Deal with Human Nature in Business, Cady. Pathology and the Day's Work, Swift. The War Romance of the Salvation Army, Booth. Tkees and other poems, Kilmer Joyce. Candles that Burn, Mrs. Aline Kil mer. Bolshevism, Spargo. What Happened to Europe, Vand crlip. Ireland, Hackett. The Education of Henry Adams. A Popular History of France, Van Vorst. A Treasury of War Poetry, second series, Clarke. Heroes of Aviation, Driggs. The Men Who Make Our Novels, Gordon. The Women Who Make Our Novels, Overton. DR. GAGE HOME Attends Big Chiropractic Conven tion in Davenport, Iowa, but is Glad to Get Back to Vermont Hills Dr. W. A. Gage, one of the leading chiropractics of the state, returned Friday after attending a convention of members of his profession at Dav enport, Iowa. Dr. Gage said some very important work was done at the envention. The laws of the different states are greatly at variance in re gard to this profession. Eleven states how have uniform laws. The dif ferent delegates are now to urge re ciprocity in chirapractic laws in the different states. Vermont as a result of the work of the last Legislature' has the most advanced laws in this respect of any state in the union. With uniform laws the various chir -practic schools will know just wh it to teach and can make uniform courses for all the colleges in the country. Dr. Gage took a side trip to Jes sup, Iowa, a town of 400 people. He said they were having a dairy show. He saw a Poland China hog which weighed 1025 pounds and any num ber that weighed over 900 pounds. For a town of its size he said it was a wonderful exhibition. He said the West is greatly in need of rain and everything in the Middle West was very dry. Mrs. t aire drove to Crown Point and Drought the doctor back to St. Johnsbury by machine. He said the wonderful mountains of Vermont never looked better to him than af ter a trip to the dry and level Mid dle West. Social Work Conference Addresses by Prof. Flint of Northfield and Pres. John M. Thomas The Vermont Conference of Social Work will have a meeting in St. Johnsbury on October 8 and 9, with a public meeting on the evening of October 8. At this time the president of the organization, ProL K. R. B. Flint, will speak on 'Community Planning" and Pres. John M. Thomas of Middlebury College will address the gathering upon "Americaniza tion." Bojh these gentlemen are well and favorably Known to St. Johnsbury audiences and will have a message worth hearing. In connection with this gathering the Vermont Children's Aid bociety will hold a meeting. As the name siu-nifies this is an organization that will be engaged in child coming year, The society will make a study of de pendent, neglected and delinquent children, remedy undesirable condit ion3 wherever possible, find suitable homes for dependent or delinquent children, and cooperate in all practica hie wavs with all agencies and offi cials encaged in work affecting chil dren nnd the home. The Vermont Children's Aid Society have invited Miss Gertrude Webster of New York city, a trained social worker, to do the field work the coming year and ex pect she will accept their invitation, A. R. Gifford of Burlington is presi dent of the new organization and Mrs. Margaret N. Heywood of. this place is on tne Doara oi aireciuiM. Wife anj Husband's Money. It has been upheld In the courts that n womiin cannot steal from her husband If they are living together. MASONIC OUTING Have Members of Anchor Club of Boston as Their Guests Thirty-five automobiles were com missioned Labor lny for '.he excur sion of the members of Crescent Lodge, F. & A. M., of Lyndonville and they had as their guests a num ber of the members of the Anchor Club of Boston. The latter is an organization of Masons who are con nected with the railroad. The pai'ty made their first visit Monday morning to the Vail Agri cultural school and later called on Hon. Thco. N. Vail at The House at Speedwell Farms. From there they went to Buvklyn Hall and gave: Hon. Elmer A. Darling a call. A basket picnic was thoroughly en joyed at the cottage of W. C. Conner the "Lion's Den" at VVilloughby Lake. Following the dinner there were sports and a social time. But the fun did not end here for the whole party motored back to Lyndon Center in lime to sec the ball game. The ladies of Esther Chapter, O. E. S., served a supper in the Masonic hi-.ll to 135 Masons. At 8 o'clock the third degree was worked by Crescent lodge and at the close of the work luncheon was served. The Boston Masons returned home on the night train. Worshipful Master George P. Batchelder was chairman of the exe cutive committee, with G. A. Jamie son and W. C. Connor as his asso ciates. The reception committee con sisted of Charles L. Stuart, W. H. Parker and L. H. Currier and the transportation committee were com posed of H. M. Smith, B. G. Morri son and C. M. Darling. The trip proved one of the most enjoyable ever taken by Lyndonville Masons and the whole affair was a great success from start to finish. SEIZE CANADIAN SUGAR ALBUIiG, Sept. C Buying a 100 pound sack of granulated sugar in Canada and attempting to smuggle it into Vermont and to his homo in this town without paying duty re quired by the United States custom laws will result very costly for Louis Martin of Alburg, who was appre hended in the act by Deputy Collect or of Customs H. C. Ladd at East Alburg. The touring car of Martin was seized with the sugar by Collector Ladd and after being appraised is held by the government pending the action by Unitel States District At torney Vernon A. Bullard of Bur lington on the matter. By the United States custom laws all vehicles used in the smuggling traffic can be confiscated and if not valued at more than $500 can be sold at public auction by the custom offi cials and the money turned over to the government, but all vehicles over that amount have to bo held and the matter taken into the federal court. The Martin machine is valued at about $G50. There is no federal law prohibit ing the buying of goods in Canada, but the duty must be paid. THE BARNET HISTORY Editor Caledonian: i A paragraph in the Caledonian of Thursday regarding the history of Barnet is somewhat misleading. The historical part, which relates to the history of the town and its institu tions, is completed, as far as a work of this kind, extending over a period of more than two centuries, may be called so. But there is still much to be desired to make it complete, re garding many things which it would be desirable to mention. Indeed, we could go on indefinitely discovering interesting facts which have long been forgotten. ,1 would like to mention the farms in Barnet which have been in the same families one hundred years or more that is, farms which are still owned bv descendants of the first settlers on them. I would like to speak of clocks or other articles of furniture or domes tic use, which have been used for a century or more, especially those which were brought from Scotland. I have a list including many and would be glad to mention all, also any ancient books or pictures brought from Scotland. Regarding the geneological part of the volume in one sense the more important part: It has been our in tention to give the first place to the pioneers of the town and their des cendants, and as many others of later arrival as can be collected. In this we have been successful beyond ex pectation. But there are several fam ceived in spite of repeated promises ilics whose records are not yet re on the part of their representatives. Wo have been able to trace many natives of Barnet or their children, who have made their lives useful and honorable, and of whom most of the present inhabitants of the town know little. The preparation of this work has required a vast amount of research and application and we feel certain that, when published, it will compare favorable with any other local his tory in New England for thorough ness and completeness. F. P. WELLS Mclndoe Falls, Aug. 30, 1919. Lyndonville Wedding. Mhs Aldrich Becomes the Wife of Capt. Earl H. Lang At high noon at Lyndonville Tues- j day Miss Verna May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Aldrich, Center street, became the bride Captain Earl Harold Lang, son Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Lang, also of of of of Lyndonville. The wedding took place at the home of the bride's par ents and was private, only the near relatives of both families being pres ent. The ceremony took place beneath a bower of evergreen and cut flowers and Rev. Charles W. Kelley of New port Center officiated. The double ring service was used and Master Robert Kelley, of St. Albans, nephew of the bride, acted as ring bearer. The couple were attended by Miss Pearl Densmoro of West Burke and Charles 1). Stevens of Lyndon ville. The bridal party entered to the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march and the march from Men delssohn was played at the close of the ceremony. The bride wore a wedding gown of white embroidered p-eorgette crepe trimmed with white silk braid, and carried a bridal bouquet of roses and sweV;t peas. The bridesmaid wore white net with pink messaline. While lunch was being served in the dining room, which was decorat ed in white and gold with masses of golden glow and yellow cut flowers predominant, the newly weds slipped away on their wedding journey which will include New York City, Boston, St. Albans, and points on Lake Champlain. The bride wore a travel ing suit of mid-night blue velour with hat to match. The groom recently returned from overseas where ho saw 23 months of service with the American Expedi tionary Forces. At the outbreak of the war he was a second lieutenant in Company D of St. Johnsbury. When the 101st Ammunition Tiain was organized at Camp Bartlett he was transferred to that organization and sent to France. Soon after arriv al in France Captain Lang received his first lieutenantcy and ultimately was promoted to his present rank. He served with the 2Gth through all the American offensives until dur ing the Meusc-Argonnc battle, when he requested, and was transferred, into the United States air service where he qualified as an observer just as the armistice was signed. As the war department halted issuance of ratings for the air forces, Cap tain Lang requested to be returned to his old company in the 20th. When the New England boys returned to this country he took a transfer to the Army of Occupation and was attach ed to the Fourth Division. Ho arriv ed with it in this country, August 1. He received his discharge from the service about two weeks ago. Mrs. Lang is a very popular young woman in Lyndonville where she has lived for several years. Both the bride and groom attended Lyn don Institute. Following the wed ding trip Captain and Mrs. Lang will return to this place for a short time while pending maturing of their plans toward a place of future resi dence. AUTO LICENSE FEES MONTPELIER, Sept. 4 The fol lowing figures from the secretary of state's office showing that over $50,- 000 more has been collected on auto mobile licenses in the first eight months of the year against the same period last year, and that over $50,' 000 more was collected in August than in the same month last year. Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, 1918 1919 Cars registered 22,139 . 25,330 Motorcycles reg. 704 749 Re-registration 1,409 1,957 Dealers' licenses 158 178 Certifi'tes of hire 138 139 Operat. licenses 23,420 27,090 Chauff. licenses 3.C44 4,141 Zone licenses 18 Fees received $391,844.G7 $440,010.20 1918 1919 ?T"!arc: rmrifit.ered 1,003 52 380 1 1 1,500 110 1,382 79 G03 Motorcycles reg. Re-registration Dealers' licenses Certifi'tes of hire Operat. licenses Chauff. licenses 1,990 231 Zone licenses Fees received $12,156.73 17 $17,550.35 SPECIAL MEETINGS Voters Asked to Meet to Grant Ex emption of New Sugar Factory In conformance with the action of the Commercial. Club on Thursday evening the town and village autho rities have called special meetings on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 2.00 and 2.30 o'clock respectively, to see if the voters will exempt the new property of the Cary Maple Sugar Company from taxation for a period of ten years, provided that the corporation shall erect and equip a building at a cost not to exceed $50,000. The de tails of the proposition appear in our advertising columns and the meet ings deserve a large attendance of 6ur voters. Lighter Than Cork. Sunflower stalk pith, which is about ten times lighter than cork. Is used In a life saving apparatus Invented by Russian. CANCEL TRAIN Fair. Commission Claim B. & M. Railroad Used Them Unfairly The special trains arranged to run from Newport and Brattlcboro to the Vermont State Fair on Thursday have been cancelled by the manage ment of the Boston & Maine rail road. The State Fair commission guaranteed the Boston & Maine $100 for the two trains and the matter was supposed to be settled, but yes terday the management of the rail road telegraphed that the price would, have to be $391.25, plus the war tax. The commission, feeling it had not been treated properly or in a correct business way, replied that the rail- j l oa(j WOuld be held to its agreement, j .;1K) reply to this was that the trains ; Vould not be run. The Central cVr- mont railroad will run a special train on Wednesday from St. Albans, stopping at all stations to and in cluding Montpclier and Barre. The fair commission guarantees the Central Vermont $200 for this train, the same as it guaranteed the Bos ton & Maine railroad !.sim lor eacn of the trains contracted for. A meeting and banquet ot tne Morgan Horse club was neiu Aionuay cveninir at Hotel Rogers, Lebanon Elmer A. Darling of East Buike, president of the organization, pre sided. Remarks were made by several present on subjects of the Morgan horse. Every day during the fair at 12.30 o'clock there will be a reunion of the members of past legislatures in the Public Service building. Every member of the legislature since 1010 has been invited to be present on the day that suits his convenience best. These meeting sare intended to be of a social character. Wednesday there will be a 2.17 trot for $500 and a 2.21 pace for $500. In the evening the first night carnival, will take place and an im mense crowd is expected . The livestock continued to pour in to the grounds Mon.lay and there will bo one of the finest exhibits of cattle seen for some time. Some new exhibitors who have never shown their stock in Vermont among them being the Wereneak farm with an exhibit of Guernseys and Felled Hercfords. In the poultry exhibit the flocks are being arranged in the best pos sible manner and there are entries of COO singles and many pens of fowls so that the bird fancier will find nlpntv to entertain him with their I w J , ackles and cok-a-doodie-cioos. There is a wonderful exhibit of the only flock of registered Rambouillets sheep in New England by J. L. Nor ris of Lyndonville. The Y. M. C. A. building will tc open for those seeking rest from the fatigues of the day and for the care of sick, and babies as has heen cus tomary in former years,. Mr. Hurd having returned from Fiance will again have charge. Those who have cceived the comforts of this part of the fair arrangements will appreciate its continuance. LP SKY JET a package today. No tice the flavor the whole some taste of Kentucky Burley tobacco. Why do so many "regular men", buy Lucky Strike cigarettes? They buy them (or the special flavor of the toasted Burley tobacco. There's the big reason it's :oasted, and real Burley. Make Lucky Strike your cigarette. WOMAN'S CLUB PICNIC Ladies Had an Enjoyable Time Joe's Pond Friday at The Woman's Club picnic Friday at Joe's Pond was a most successful affair, though only about 30 availed themselves of the opportunity of spending a pleasant clay at Ihe at ti active summer home of the pres ident, Mrs. Robert E. French. Ai'tei the contents of the lunch bn!.ets, supplemented by coffee served by tho hostess ,wcre disposed of, the com pany separated into groups and call ed on friends in nearby colta'Ts. Later all assembled on ths lawn by the house where everyone had a chance to win a prize for ''onip of the outdoor stunts arranged by the committee on sports. At the clo.-? all adjourned to the spacious livia.'; room whevn contests in rapid read ing of peculiarly arranged sentei.ee .:, and the art of writing poetry on a given subject were indulged in for which appropriate prizes wen awarded at the clo.-: The afternoon closed with the sin; ing of seve ral songs by the company, after which a vote of thanks was extended the president for making such a pleas ant afternoon possible. The guests of club members on , 0(,cllsjon jnuluded Mr )olc amj Mrs Nelson A. . Harvey Dole of j,.invillC( Mr ilml Ml.a- H H j.lol m.lri of Ea;;t Cori.ith, Miss Bei-tiu W. Swift, Miss Anne Gulick and Miss Edith L. Stone of Boston, Prof. Mary Brcese Fuller of Smith Col lege .Northampton, Mass", the Misses Marjorie and Lola French, Miss Dorothy Scribncr, B. B. Scribner, W. A. Kicker and Robert E. F.ench. . STATE NEWS George McAnney, who was arrest ed by the Rutland police department Monday, charged with burglarizing the Davis Feed company's sto; e, v as rrraiigcd before City Judge George M. Goddard and pleaded not puily. He was bound over to the county court and bail was fixed at $1000, which he was unable to furnish, so he was taken to the county jail for safe keeping. Charles J. Dube has been engaged by the Bratlleboro selectmen as street commissioner to succeed Ar thur A. Wallace, resigned. He will be paid $2,000 a year. Mr. Dube ha.-: built roads in his native city, Que bec, and in Missouri and Arkansas. He will take the position at once. The fountain on the grounds of 'he Soldiers' home in Bennington spurts up 180 feet and is said to be the highest natural fountain in the world. The one at Vienna, Austria, is high er, but it forced up by mechanical devices. Mrs. Alice Heyer of Brattlcboro, who was thrown from an electric car in that town Aug. 25, is still confined to the bed from the resulting shock. Hcb right thumb was put of joint, the bone between the two joints was splintered and she was badly shaken up. Mrs. Heyer was about to step from the car when it started forward throwing her to the ground. J Guaranteed by WIS ' JtTMJLniCcutA SMALL ADVANCE IN PRICE OF COAL Local Dealers Make the Cus tomery Raise the First of the Month With the advance in coal from 50 cents to 75 cents a ton in various parts of New England some fears were i:ised that local dealers would follow suit, but the Caledonian is pleased to announce that the St. Johnsbury dealers will continue the custom of advancing the price 10 cents a ton the first of each month as thry have do.ie in past seasons. I The September price of stove and I nut coal is $13 a ton, delivered, and t.K pnco of egg coal, $12.75, deliv ered. The local dealers feel that St. Johnsbury has been used white iu the matter of selling coal and as far as the profit ot the retail dealer is concerned they are only taking the price fixed by the government. In Burlington, where no 10 cent a month advance was made since the first of May, the dealers have jumped the price 75 cents a ton, claiming the cost of. doing business justifies this increase. This is 25 cents more than St. Johnsbury dealers are asking and our local dealers have the same busi ness and transportation conditions to contend with. HALL PROMOTED Edward K. Hall, a former vice-, president of the New England Tel ephone and Telegraph Company, has been elected one of the vice presi dents of the American Tel. & Tel. Co. and he will give particular atten tion to the relations with the person nel. Mr. Hall was graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in the class of 1888 and is well remembered bv many of the graduates and residents of this town on account of his ath letic prowess. In Dartmouth College, where he was graduated in the class of '92, he was a famous all-round athlete and has been identified with college athletics ever since. He is a trustee of Dartmouth and chair man of the American Intercollegiate Football Rules committee. He was business director of the Students' Army Training Corps dur ing the war. He has long been close ly connected with the Boston Cham ber of Commerce, of which he, was vice president. Since January, 1917, ho has been vice president of the Electric. Bond and Share Company of New York. The University of Vermont have secured Dr. W. P. Edmunds for foot ball coach this fall. He had expect ed to take this position two years ago, but entered army service. Dr. Edmunds is a graduate of the Uni versity of Michigan where he had a brilliant career in athletics. In 1910 he was picked as tackle on the all western eleven. He is a famous handball plaver and a track athlete of much ability. He is also a base ball player.