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THE WEEKLY CALEDONIAN, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1919 Vt. Insurance Policies Former Newport Citizen Again Heads the List With $35,235 The Insurance l'resa has complied it.i summary cf the life insurance policies paid in death claim.-, in 1918 tind Newport heads the list .gain with payments of $L'5,'-'";' on the life of Hon. George A. f'routy. In 1917 li ' largest amount tiiiit year was paid on the life of K. C. lilaiihii d. Other payment:: of $10,0(10 or over were Albert S, Jones of Bane, ?10, 077; Glenn Ft. Comstnck of Barton, $1,000; Charles O. Kobl.ins of Biat tleborb, 5518,000; Kdward G. Benedict wf Burlington, ?'20,000; Lloyd A. Hamilton of Burlington, ftl,017; Theodore S. Peek of Burlington, $17 077; Silas A. Ilslcy of Middlebury, $10,000; Frederick L. Hills of Pitts ford, $15,010: Ernest .1. Alexander of St. Albuns, $11,00(1; Aleido M. St. Denis of St. Albans, $10,580. The payment on a t ingle lile in 1918 was in the case of Robert A. Rowan, of Los Angeles, Ga!., the a mount. beine: S.ViYi.OIM. The second was in tne case oi i.owm.m Halard of Pi ace Dale, 1., Uie a- mount beim? $194,400. H:e hml was in the case ol Edward I., hmiln 01 j l'nilauelpnia, tne amount ueinK , 000. j In the total amount;: pain on pui-, icies during the year, New York city naturally ranks first, with $37,412,- 000. In the amount of death claims, paid in the state St. Johnsbury ranks ele venth with total payments of $(i",000. The cities and towns in V ermont that received over $10,000 in 1018 are as follows : Burlington, $210,000; St. Albans, $129,000; Rutland, $125,000; Iirattle bovo, $123,750; Bennington, $110,750; Springfield, $108,500; Newport, $97, 750; Windsor, $85,250; Barrc, $70, 750; Bradford, $01,250; St. Johnsbury $63,000; Montpelier, $".2,500; Middle bury, $30,000; Pittsl'ord, $35,250; Hardwick, $33,000; Richford, $33,000; Jcffersonville, $31,000; Manchester, $31,000; White liiver Junction, $31, 000; Barton, $30,250; Bristol, $21, 250; Essex Junction, $21,250; Fair Haven, $24,250; Groton, $23,250; Hartford, $23,250; Waterbury, 23, 250; Danville, $20,250; Charlotte, $18 500; Bethel, $1(5,500; Mnnisville, $10, r,00: Derby Line. $15,500; Granitc- Ville, $15,500; Johnson, $15,500; North field, $15,500; Orleans, $15,500; Proc tor, $15,500; Underhill, $15,500; Vcr gennes, $15,500; Woodstock, $13,750; Brandon. $11,025; Ludlow, sfu.oj; Milton. S11.G25; North Bennington, $11,625; Wilder, $11,C25; West Rut land, $10,750. CARD OF THANKS 1 desire to thank the ladies of the Grace Methodist church for the beautiful flowers, also the friends and neighbors for their many- acts of kindness during my illness. Mrs. RICHARD NICHOLS. Mount Vernon Street. ? mm Copyright l.lv br TetaosoCa. 1 tMUtmttMHJ ' ' B: I -Mllllli Ik th jf' ' -W I ';Tf 1! t ill POTATOES ARE MENACED BY NEW DISEASE Diggers Should Watch Care fully for This Menace to Crop of Future Th potato industry of the country i.: ondanKered by a serious disease, new to us, called the Wart Disease of Potato (Irish), discovered in Pennsylvania in 11)13 and believed to he possibly in other sections of the country. The disease, without doubt, ime from Europe where it was the cause of serious shortages ol the crop. As a rcsun, in .tjiz, umu-u : iiur.es placed a .strict embargo on all I shipments of foreign-grown stock; j however, it is known that cargoes ' from Europe entered several of our i principal eastern porta immediately before the embargo went into cllect. The disease necessitates a rigid i fiimi'.'intiun of all infcVtcd areas as a . moasuro ara hist further : ; ........ 1t ; , It is especially desired . .. ,,.., ,,ivn ,..dcd attention to the inspection of their j .f.:ltin,t.poti'.tocs" since our (irs: in- fe tation probably originated from , , tiock. The disease is roadil y recognized by rough, spongy outgrowths vary ing from the size of a pea to that of the tube1.- itself being produced oa the tuber at the eyes or at i"j places. These outgrowths i:ro brown at first but with age becor.ie j black and readily decay cauung soil I infestation by the spores liberated in this manner. Soil infestation has been known to have lasted for years. The disease does not effect the foli age so watch while you dig or plant and report promptly suspicious cases to your County Agent, L. A. Wood, your State Experiment Station, or pathologist Plant Disease Survey, Plant Bui ear. Washington, 1). C. MAUD POWELL COMING Maud Powell will appear, at the Colonial on Thursday evening, Sept. 25, under the auspices of the Search light Club. Her art is well known and her recitals are always the sig nal for crowded houses. One of the groat secrets of the success made by Maud Powell is that she takes her audience into consideration. Her programs are delightful and refrcsh in:r. She nlavs for the novice, the patran and the artist and puts end less hours into the study oi new works. She is acknowledged the premier violinist of her sex and stands out among her masculine con freres as 'getting something from her work no man could ever reach." Must Bo Earned. Happiness find the sense of victory nre only for I hose who live for con science mill duty and the soul's higher ideals Newell Dwight Hillls. that just lavishes smokehappiness on every man game enoughj to make a bee line for a tidy red tin and a jimmy pipe old or new 1 Get it straight that what you've hankered for in pipe or cigarette makin's smokes you'll find aplenty in P. A. That's because P. A has the quality! You can't any mbre make Prince Albert bite your tongue or parch your throat than you can make a horse drink when he's off the water! Bite and parch are cut out by our exclusive 'patented process ! You just lay back like a regular fellow and puff to beat the cards and wonder why in samhill you didn't nail a section in the P. A. smokepasture longer than you care to remember back 1 Buy Princm Albtrt mrywhtr tobacco it told. Toppy red bag; tidy tmd tint, handtom pmd and half pound tin humidort and that cUvrpractical pound cryttdl glau humidor with tpongo moitttntr top that kttpt tha tobacco in tuch ptrftet condition. R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Coi, Winston-Salem, N. C VaI V EAT MEN'S ii.Li.ini miiii u CLUB WILL MEET AT SPRINGFIELD A Big Program Scheduled for the Coming of 'the Heavyweights The members of the New England Fat Men's Club will hold their next gathering at Springfield, Mass., Sept. 10, in connection with the grea. Eastern States exposition. The big gest tent obtainable has been secured for headquarters and the program of the day will include a base ball game, a tug of war and a weight contest. The heaviest man present will receive a ten dollar gold piece and A. H. Moulton of Portland, one of the executive committee, who only weighs 40G pounds hopes to carry off the prize. An interesting feature of the day will be a parade and the members will carry red, white and blue umbrellas to protect their deli cate constitutions from the rain or sun. Friday evening there will be a banouet at the Hotel Kimball with a good entertainment throughout the evening. Willis A. Ford of Springfield is the president of the organization and Col. Harry E. Parker of Bradford land Jerome F. Hale of Well.? Kivcr i have been secretary and treasurer of ! the organization since it was eslaD- ishe( Hu,e,a Xavei.n ovc,. 20 yeur.J st Johnsbury is represented on the executive committee by W. A. Ricker. This is the first outing the New England Fat Men's Club has had in two years and a large attendance is anticipated. Fair Apple Crop in Vermont This Year BURLINGTON, Sept. 11 Apple buyers are now in the region con tracting for the fruit which will be picked in a few weeks and are pay ing a fair price. The crop in Vermont seems pretty fair this year with the greenings growing faster than the others. In western New York there is a light crop and the buyers look for a fair price although the Massachusetts crop is good as it is in most sections of the country. ! Unless tipw trees arc set out in the orchards in this section there is a danger that the apple orchards will go back, for a year ago last winter a large number of trees were winter killed and these have never been re placed. The loss was discouraging to the farmers who became inclined to let apple growing go where it would. This has not been the situation in the southern part of the state where the orchard: are being kept up in good condition and new trees being con r.tantly added. TALK about smokes, Prince Albert is geared to a ioyhandout standard MRS. CHANDLER BACK FROM "Y" SERVICE Served For Nearly A Year In France With the A. E. F. "I had a perfectly wonderful time," said Mrs. Bernice Chandler to a Cal edonian representative Tuesday eve ning in referring to her year's ex perience in the Y. 'M. C. A. work overseas and then she proceeded to tell in her modest way some of the interesting experiences of the ser vice. Mrs. Chandler left here just a year ago and while the trip across had to be made with the usual pre cautions there were no incidents to alarm the passengei'3. "I was so glad I landed at Liverpool for I never re alized until then the sacrifices of the Einglish people. They all lived on ! short rations and I wonder that they lived at all. The bread tickets which I had only allowed the smallest por tions of bread and meat and the rich est could get no more than the poor est. But no one complained, yet all the English had a resigned air and were awful sober. It seemed differ ent over in France. The French people did not seem to feel the war as much. And then we had more to eat in France, but there was no but ter or sugar with our food." Mrs. Chandler was assigned to duty at Aix-lcF.-Baiii3 where one of Europe s most famous gaming palac es was taken over by the "Y". Her duties here continued for five months and a good portion of the time she was cashier at the canteen and serv ed at the information booth. Some idea of the size of the building may be gained from the fact that it con- tuned a theatre seating 2,000, a movie theatre with a capacity of 500 and another auditorium used for en tertainments where 800 could be seated. It was quite customary to have 5000 soldiers there at a time and the building was used for all kinds of entertainments for which the "Y" is famous. The soldiers were sent there from the trenches, 700 at a time, and given a week of rest and recreation. The boys were delighted, of course with their entertainment and once when one of them was surprised to get such hospitality in Europe's fa mous gaming center,, Mrs. Chandler said to him, "When you hear that J. Pierpont Morgan has been to Aix-les-Bains you can say, 'That's noth ing, I've had chocolates over the bar there handed me by an American girl." That the boys thoroughly ap preciated the kindness and helpful ness of Mrs. unanaier is eviuenceu not only by what they told her, but by hundreds of letters she treasures from many who have written her af ter they left. Mrs. Chandler's next assignment was in camp at Nevers. Here she was doing canteen, work in the base hospital and was there three months. On May 30 she participated in a memorial service which no one who was there will ever forget. "Our government,' 'she said "had bought land for a national cemetery and on Memorial day 327 soldiers were buried there. I helped make 237 wreaths for the graves and we had four truck loads of flowers. We ask ed the boys to help us make the wreaths, but very few volunteered. They were generally very willing- to help us, but this time they held back ! and I think it was because tney were afraid they could not do the work. It was a wonderfully impressive ser vice and there were addresses by both the American and French gen erals. And one of the most pathetic sights was to see an aged French peasant and his wife weeping for the American dead while the officers were speaking." Mrs. Chandler said the American government was purchasing land for national cemeteries in various parts of France and eventually the bodies of all the American soldiers would have final resting places in these cemeteries. The base hospital at Nevers was afterwards changed over to a machine shop and it became the largest machine shop in the world. All this work was done by. the Am ericans and this was only a small part of that kind of work that they did all over France. i Mrs. Chandler's last station was at Gcivres, another camp for the Am ericans and where one of her duties was to make 1200 doughnuts a day. The Queen of Roumania called on the Americans there one day and all were charmed by her manners. Mrs. Chandler was in Paris when the arm istice was signed and allowed there was some rejoicing on that occasion in the French capital and memorable doings. She saw several Company D boys during her year of service, but the only St. Johnsbury person she mot was Dr. Charlotte Fairbanks, whom she saw in Paris. She came home through Bre3t and crossed on the Mobile. She had a very smooth trip homeward bound and is very glad to bo home again. Ancient Admonition. Thoughtless persons who Insist on talking during a musical performance, marring the pleasure of those whd would Hten' to the music, we have al ways with lis. It !s curious to note that this particular pest was already extant more than 2,000 years ogo. In the ancient book "Eccleslastleus" we reiul, "Speak, thotr fhat art the elder, for it becometh thee, but with sound Jiidmeut ana hinder not music."' 'Imagination In the Law Judge Stafford Addresses the Conversation Circle Thursday Night The Art gallery at the Athenaeum wus filled Thursday night by mem bers of the Conversation Circle and their guests who had gathered to hear Judge Wendell P. Stafford. The lec turer was gracefully presented by Mrs. Walter P. Smith, who said St. Johnsbury was one of the richest towns in the state and then cited some of the items on its "grand list." First she would place the beautiful mountain scenery and the crystal beauty of our winter time. Second the heritage we have received from those sterling characters that have lived before us, and third the sons and daughters born here who have achieved fame elsewhere. Judge Stafford gave the audience his address on "Imagination in the Law," that he gave before the State Bar association of Colorado Springs on July 11, 1919. Starting with the assertion that the legal mind cannot take the first step without using the image-making power of the 'mind, he showed how necessary it was for a lawyer to muke use of the imagination in grasping the general and dramatic features of any case. That legisla tures as well as lawyers sometimes fail to see a thing through is evidenc ed by the actual law passed by the legislature of one of our great states which enacted the following law to regulate the passage of trains where two railroads crossed at grade in these words: "When two trains ap proach each other at a crossing they shall come to a fullstop; and neither shall start up until the other is gone." Passing from his consideration of the absolute necessity of the use of the faculty of imagination in the de imagination in the creation and for principles, Judge Stafford next called attention to the part played by the imagination in thee reation and for mulation of legal conceptions as shown' by the history of primitive law. Instances were cited from the Mosaic law, the Greeks and the old English law along these lines. Legal fictions "were also considered in de tail and after giving Sir Henry Maine's definition he said "it is real ly a solemn make-believe, not unlike that of children at their play, who can have in the world about them what they will by the kingly power of im agination. We smile at the fictions of English courts, yet let us not be too superior. How much more consis tent are we, when we direct the jury to render a verdict, and gravely wait for their rsponse, instead of entering the judgment directly without going through that form." "If the law seem at times capri cious, that is only to say that the law is very human. It is usually do ing its best to get out of an awkward situation. It has had to do a good deal of twisting and turning in its day. It has had to forge ahead as well as it could, keeping pace with the changes in public sentiment, clos ing the gap which Maine says always exists in progressive societies be teen the law and the advancing thought of the people. All that was said of the need of imagination in legal construction is doubly true of the work of legislating, for the law maker must have before his eyes a vivid and accurate picture not only of the conditions to be remedied but of the changes that will be wrought by the law he ih about to make." "The law is not for the lawyer alone, but for the people. The peo ple were not made for the law, but the law for the people. The most important inquiry of all is, how is the law looked upon by the masses of men for whom it exists? And here again we shall find it difficult to deny that imagination has played an im portant part. The original concep tion of the law was that the decision of the patriarch-king was a divine in spiration, and the attitude of the peo ple was correspondingly reverent. A wise judgment was what we call a stroke of genius." After referring to the legal pro cedure where the indictment invok es a personality by closing with the words "against the peace and digni ty of the United States" Judge Staf ford said, "For myself I cannot help thinking that we are bound in every way possible to throw around the law and its public administration all such reasonable ' form and ceremony as may serve to impress the imagina tion, and tend to associate in the minds of men the execution of the law with a sense of dignity and pow er in short with a suggestion that the will of a great people is here seeking and declaring justice. For, after all, we must secure respect for law if law is to be triumphant and obeyed. No nation can live long with out it. It will lack cohesion and even tually go to pieces." . In closing an address full of perti nent illustrations and several poetical quotations given in the speaker's masterly style, Judge Stafford re ferred to the part imagination played in the great question now before the world and said: "At the present time what is' it that gives such power to the propos ition for a League of Nations? Is it not largely the grand, or grandiose conception of a world-wide federa tion, that has taken hold upon the imagination of men? Has not the world' had a great vision? Perhaps FINE MUSICALE Boston Artists Delight a Large and Appreciative t ; i, Audience Rarely is it given a St. Johnsbury audience to listen to a conceit of such exceptionally fine merit, as the one given at Underclyffe on Friday eve ning under the auspices of the local Red Cross. The recital was given by Miss Anne Gulick and Miss Bertha Wesselhoeft Swift of Boston, Miss Gulick being the pianist, and Miss Swift soprano soloist. ' Miss Gulick's playing was of a high order, combining both brilliancy and delicacy in her vivid interpretations, Especally pleasing was her rendition of "Valse Oubliee" by Listz, a selec lion not often heard on the concert program, and one which, because of its sentiment, called forth the musxal temperament of the artist. In Pad erewski's composition, "Cracoviennc Fantastique," forceful, brilliant and dashing, one recognized the direct op posite in character, with big tones and excellent technique, equally pleasing. Miss Swift was at her best, and captivated her audience with her ar tistic singing, showing her apprecia tion and understanding of beauty of every kind and interpreting the same thro' the medium of song. She loses herself in her music, yet retains that artistic restraint and poise which is the mark of genius. Miss Swift was very ably accompanied by Miss Alice B. Warden, of St. Johnsbury. The artists were presented by the president of the local chapter, Mis. H. W. Blodgett, who spoke most ap preciatively of the desire and willing ness of Mis3 Swift to do her bit to aid in local Red Cross work. The chapter also desires to express their feratitude to Mr. and Mrs. rank a Brooks for opening their home to the concert. The following program with en cores by both artists was given Maman, dites-moi Mary of Argyle The Bee French, Scotch, English songs of the 16th Century Arioso, From the Opera La Mort de Jeanne d'Arc Bemberg, Variations in F minor Haydn Fantaisie, Op. 49 Chopin Two Etudes, Op. 10, Nos. 3 and 12 Chopin Love Has Wings A. J. Stephens My Native Land Gretchaninoff Snow Flurry Grinnell Dedicated to Miss Swift My Little Banjo Hawley My Soul is an Enchanted Boat 1 Woodman Behave YourseP Before Folk Grinnell Valse oubliee Liszt La Soiree dans Grenade Debussy Gracovienne Fantastique Paderewski DEATH OF J. W. SCOTT J. M. Scott, who died at Monroe, N. H., Aug. 31 was a native of El more, where he was born May 2, 183C, being the son of Samuel and Belva (Maxam) Scott. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wil liam Maynes, and the funeral was held at his home the following Wed nesday, conducted by Rev. A. V. Fisher of Mclndoes. The interment was in Danville where Mr. Scott had resided some 25 years. He leaves one daughter, Minnie Maynes of Monroe, two sons, Archie of Hardwick, and Harold of St. Johnsbury, and one brother, O. W. Scott of Walden. it will have to say, as the French skeptic said when he rose from a study of Christainity: 'But it was a fine dream.' Perhaps the horses are running away with the charioteer. Perhaps the plan is premature, or faulty, or even impossible for us, in the form of a treaty and without a submission of the plan to the people themselves. AH that has nothing to do with the truth upon which I am now insisting; that the scheme is a mighty attempt of the creative im iagination, dealing with a situation unparalleled in human history. On the other hand, what is it that is set against it? . That, too, is a sublime imaginative conception the inde pendence, the sovereignty of the na tion, the treasure our fathers found hidden in the field of this new world, and straightway sold all they had and went and bought the field, at so great cost, that they might keep the treas ure. Shakespeare wrote: . 'There is a mystery in tlie soul of state Which hath an operation more divine Than breath or pen' can give expres sion to.' reckoned with , before international ism can supplant nationalism. But Shakespeare also wrote: 'The prophetic soul Of the wide world dreaming on things to come.' "It is these two mighty forces of sentiment, of imagination, that have come to grips. May the nation have wisdom in this hour1 to secure ajl that may be secured for world peace and fellowship, without surrendering Into other hands the keys of her. own destiny." Following the address many remain ed for a social visit and to congratu late the speaker, on hia splendid handling of his theme. MORE GROCERIES Postmaster Glrason Gets a Supple mentary List oi' Food Products Another list of- government pro ducts has been received at the St. Jehnsbury post office though only a small allotment has been assigned here. Evaporated pnp'es n E0 pound cases, will be sold at $6.44 and 3,000 pounds have been alotted to St. johnsbury. Sardines will be sold at 15 cents a can and our allotment is 100 pounds. Cornnieal in 10 pound cans is of ages will be sold at five cents a pound and St. Johnsbury's quota is only 75 packages. oCrnnieal in 10 pound cans is offer ed at five cents a pound with an al lotment of 200 pounds. Another lot of canned tomatoes in 2',4 pound cans with 24 cans to a case is offered at nine cents a can and $2.16 a case. St. Johnsbury's al lotment is 1,150 cans. Several varieties of tea are offered but only small allotments are made. Twenty-five pounds of Ooling ure of fered at 54 cents a pound; the same amount of gunpowder tea at tne same price as Ooling; ten pounds of green Japan at 59 cents; 50 pounds of Old English breakfast tea at 54 cents a pound. Some three weeks ago Postmaster Gleason sent in St. Johnsbury's order for goods which amounted to about half a carload. This has not arrived vet and it is the 6nly order that has yet been rent out from the post office for government groceries. BARN DANCE The change of plans from a corn roast at the Fairground luesday night to a barn dance at the Armory was a successful venture r-.nd nearly 50 courses enjoyed themsilvca until midnight. Sargent's orchestra fur nished excellent music and during the usual refreshment hour boiled corn was served free to all and iso cream cones were sold at the usual price. The patroneses were about half a dozen of the ladies who ara most deeply interested in the excel lent work that is being done by the Woman's Club House association and the proceeds of the evening's enter tainment went to the treasury of the association. Baarn Dance Big Success Through the efforts of Sargent Brothers one hundred and sixty cou ples had one of the most, enjoy able evenings of the season last night in LeClerc hall. The hall wis camouflaged like a barn and the. guests were startled with amazement at the wonderful color scheme as they entered the hall. Three bushels of apples and two bushels of peanuts were given Sway' during the dances. This gave the real old fashioned barn dance flavor to the affair. All the modern and a few of the old-fashioned dances were en joyed. After the last waltz at 1 a. m., the popular Sargent boys were surround ed by dancers who wanted to know when they would conduct an other novelty dance. These affairs have become very popular. There were seven couples present from Woodsville; four from White River Junction; four from Newbury and a merry party from Lyndonville. The Sargent brothers announced they would continue their select dancing parties throughout the win ter. RECENT DEATHS Witherill J. II. WitherilL. of Oakland, Me., died at Brightlook Hospital Tuesday morning, aged 68 years. Mr. Witherill was a well-known travelling man -and for many years had been coming to St. Johnsbury where he made many friends.,' In company with his wife he arrived at the Avenue House last Thursday eve ning and his condition was such that he was taken by a physician Friday to Brightlobk hospital where he fail ed rapidly. He leaves besides1 his wife, one son, Maj. Carl H. Wither ill, a doctor stationed at Fortress Monroe in Virginia,' and another son, Louis Von Witherill, of Arlington, Mass. The body was taken to the Masonic Temple and the famijy left Wednesday afternoon, for their home in Oakland wliere the funeral will be held. Mr. Witherill was one of the most prominent Masons in the state of Maine, being Past Distridt Depu ty Grand Master of the 12th Maine district; Past Grand Pnst. Most Illustrious Grand Master, Con ductor of the Council, Past Master of Messalonskee Lodge, No. 113,. .Past High Priest of Drumrriond Chapter, No. 27, Past Master of Mt Lebanon Council, No. 13 and a member of St. Omar Commandery, No.. 2. EAST BARNET Mrs. Lizzie Kendal, has received the following from ;Washington, D. C, United States Army: . In memory of Sergeant Clarence Merle Kendall,' Co. B, 102nd Machine Gun Battalion, who was killed in battle July 21, ' .' ' He bravely laid downj. hia life for the cause of his country. His name will ever remain, fresl in the hearts of his friends and Vpmrades.,,1 , The record- of his honorable service will be preserved. in .the,, archives of the American Expeditionary Forces. ' .. Signed, JOHN J. PERSHiyr '' CoAunander-ta-CWef.