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THE 1 t The Biggest Newspaper Value for $1.00 a Year in the State of Vermont Published Every Wednesday Morning at St. Johnsbury. ESTABLISHED AUGUST 8, 1837 ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1919 83rd YEAR- NUMBER 4375 V Death of G. P. Barrett Had Been in Business in St. Johnsbury Over Twenty five Years George Ptescott Barrett died nt his home on Portland street early Friday morngig, aged 67 years, the immediate cafise of his death being' heart failure. Mr. Barrett, was horn in Concord, Mass., coming of good revolutionary stock. His great-great grandfather was Col. Prescott Barrett, who was distinguished for his bravery in the revolutionary war. Mr. Barrett's early life was spent in Concord and there he received his education. In early manhood he removed to Lex ington and for about 25 years was engaged in the hide and leather bus iness in Boston. He married in Lex ington, Miss Sarah A. Wright, who died about a dozen years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Barrett came to St. Johns bury about 20 years ago and Mi. BaneU established a plant for hand ling hides, skins, furs, meut-i ' and poultry food. This was incorporated in 1908 as the George P. Barrett Co. and the subject of this sketch was its president and treasurer, the business being conducted in a building in Granite Square. Mr. Barrett was an active busings man, and though not a member of any of the St. 'Johnsbury Masonic bodies he was a 3.1rd d egree Mason and affiliated with Massachusetts lodges. About eight years ag) he married Miss Dicea Porter of Troy who survives him. He also leave three brothers, H. M. Barrett of Cranberry, hLJ., Charles O. Barrett of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Edwin C. Barrett of Montpelier. He leaves five sons and two daughters: Geoiye A. Barrett, W. W. Barrett, associated with his father in the Barrett corpor ation; Mrs. Bertha Stowell of Bur lington; Clarence Heywood, Goorre P. Barrett," Jr.; Ellen M. Barret!; Richard Barrett, all of St. Johns bury. The arrangements for tie funeral have not been made, but it. will be held on Monday afternoon. PRESS COMMENT Mr. Dunnett Well Equipped (Rutland Herald) "Squire" Alexander Dunnett of St. Johnsbury positively refuses to. run for congress or for the governorship of Vermont. Considering the favor with which his name was received, this must mean that Mr. Dunnett's private interests forbid his entering public life. He would have been a very acceptable and formidable candi date;. Well equipped by natural en dowment and experience for the du ties of either office. , The Weekly Caledonian The best paper of it kind in this field. Because It prints more local news than any other paper. fc Because It prints more town news than any other paper. B ecause Its price now is only $1.00 a year. Single copies 3 cents. Why pay more. lbscribe Now OVER. . IMNK The Occupants of the lu. cape Without any Injuric. As Elmore T. Ide and his daughter Miss Mary E. Ide, weregoing to at tend the funeral of John F. Adams at East Barnet Thursday afternoon they met with what might have been a most serious accident. In turning out for a team loaded with lur.'ber the big Buick car left the road and plunged 15 feet down the embank ment. The car overturned compUe- ly and in the crash which followed the steering- gear was partially brok en, the windshield smashed and the top broken. Mr. Ide soon extricated himself from the wreck and found that he had received no injuries. Mi-s Miss Ide also escaped unhurt and both continued on the journey walk ing a short distance. The car was later brought back into the road and driven home in the evening under its own power. Both Mr. Ide and his daughter feel a little lame today and their many friends congratulate them upon their escape from what might have been a serious injury. Company D, V. N. G. Thirty-three More Men Needed to Complete Company Roster Announcement was made today that 83 more local men are eligible for enli. tment in Co. 1) 1st Infantry, V. N. G., which held its reorganiza tion meeting at the Armory last night. Adjutant-General Henry T. John son and Colonel Harvey, U. S. A., at tended and supervised the reorgani zation of the company with 71 men. Later in the evening General John son made an inspection of the Ar mory building and pronounced it to be in excellent order. Follownig is the roster of the new organization : Captain, Stewart Cheney; 1st. Lieut., Merton E. Ashton; 2nd. Lieut., Ralph E. Bean; 1st. Sergt., Carl W. Stimson; Mess. Sergt., Per ley S. Bonnette; Supply Sergt., Wil liam J. Cook; Sergts, Edward J. Vig neault, George I). Murch, Cecil G. Frappied, Von Mayo Higgins, Ches ter A. Streeter, Harold A. Bonnette; Corps. Ralph J. Bean, Miles A. Ber ry, Russell T. Rogers, Clyde D. Charette, Oliver J. Ouelette, Rolland E,. Spencer, Earl F Daqiejs, Ernest H. Berube, Leslie J. Crafts, Stanley T. Gates, John A. Gates; Buglers, Maynard A. Pease, Reginald A. Bige low; Cooks, Herbert Dugee, Roy A. Porter; Mech., Louis E. Ossier; Pvts. 1st Class, Herbert N. Berry, Allie A. Briggs, Troscott Chase, Robert H. Briggs, Benjamin E. Tilton, Els worth H. Copp, Desire Levesque, Frank Ross; Pvts. Austin Abrani H., Austin, James H., Bassett, Kenneth H., Bassett, Percy A., Dcouchand, Gerald J., Berube, Evard Q., Benoit, Arthur R., Burke, James A., Cassi dy, Clarence L., Charland, John H., Clifford, Roy S,, Colby, Milton J., Cote, Oliver A., Davis, Herman, Dickman, C. W., Drown, Lloyd E., Dustin, Chellis, French, Francis R., Gardner, George, Gates, Charles C, Gray, Lawrence E., Hazard, Clarence L., Kidder, Everett E., LaPointe, Ar thur A., Lamere, Jules J., Lamere, Jules J., McCrae, George W., McDon aid, William H., Magoon, Floyd L., Mayo, Roy W., Petty, Clarence, Pi nard, Horace E., Piper, Amos, Ran ney, Herbert C, Sheppard, Robert D., Streeter, Irwin J. DIED BY ROADSIDE George M. Cuthbertson was killed Tuesday when he was thrown from his carriage on one of the roads lead ing into the village of Greensboro. The first intimation of trouble was the appearance in the village of Mr. Cuthbertson's horse, freed from the carriage. His brother and others in the village immediately started out and found the wrecked buggy first and Inter Mr. Cuthbeitson lying dead by the roadside, face downwards. The cause of his death will never be known except it is surmised when the horse became frightened and ran Mr. Cuthbertson was violently thrown out of the carriage. It is also pos sible that he might have had a shock and fell from his carriage, and that this frightened the horse. Mr. Cuthbertson was one of the well known business men of the town being in the retail business with his brother in a general store under the firm name of Cuthbertson Brothers. He is also town clerk and town treas urer. He is survived by a daughter, Ruth, two brothers, H. Morton Cuth bertson, who was associated with him in business, and Abraham Cuthbert son, all of Greensboro. Ancient Admonition. Thoughtless persons who Insist on talking during a musical performance, nmrrlng the pleasure of those who would listen to the music, we have al ways with us. It Is curious to note thiit this particular pest was already extant more than 2,000 years ago. In the ancient book a"EcclesIastlcus" we read, "Speak, thou that art the elder, ' for It Secometh thee, but with sound Judgment, and hinder not music." Church Reception Renovated Church the Scene of a Notable Gathering Following a well-attended oyster supper at the Union Baptist church Thursday evening the people assemb led in the 'audience room where the pastor, Rev. A. S. Woodworth, hod prepared a rich program upon the general theme of "The Church in Action." Following brief devotional exercises, conducted by the pastor, Miss Catherine Morrison rendered a vocal solo in a most pleasing man ner. Arthur F. Stone was the first speaker of the evening, his theme .e i i;r "The Church and Publicity." Mr. Stone stressed the importance of advertising the activities of the church on the same lines as a. mer chant secures his trade and closed by reading the editorial from the Rutland Herald which is printed in another column of this paper. Supt. W. H. Young spoke on "The Church and the School" and opened by declaring that the church and the school should work together in the formation of the character of the youth. He said the aim of all edu cation was good citizenship. He hop ed the time would come when the Bible could be studied in the public schools. He said that St. Johnsbury greatly needed a paid social worker who would give all her time to work among the young people. Miss Ruth Flint followed with a well executed piano solo and the next speaker was Rev. F. B. Richards whose theme was "The Social Work of the Church." He prefaced his ad dress by congratulating the people upon their renovated church and paid high tribute to the christian patience of tho pastor during his long illness. Mr. Richards said the great function of the church was the chris tian socialization of men. Lives should be brought into fraternal re lation with each other. There is no place in the church for cliques and narrow exclusiveness. In closing he said a large place should be provided in the church work for the boys and the girls. Albert W. Smith, the new teacher of music in the public schools, spoke on "Church and School Music." Mr. Smith briefly outlined the course of music in the public schools and Academy and' said that he needed the eooperatio.njjfaU to. make his waiit- a success. He said that the pupil's in terest and participation in such a course meant much for the music of the church and Sunday school. Mr. Smith's address was accompanied by many good stories and full of excel lent suggestions. Miss Morrison gave another so prano solo and Rev. Dr. F. A. Poole followed with an address on "The Church and the World Interests." Af ter congratulating the people on their beautiful church and the pastor's restoration to health, he said the first word interest of the church was its field. The founder of the church was more than a Jewish Messiah; he was the Saviour of the world. An other world interest is the organiza tion of the world to the end that gov ernment may be established and law and order be maintained, and in the formation of a union of nations to prevent any lawless nation from starting another world war. Irv clos ing he made a strong plea for a wid er vision of the world's needs and America's great opportunity at the present time. Miss Flint gave another piano so lo and the last speaker was Rev. George A. Martin whose theme was "The Church in its Worship." The speaker said that we were religious, but religious only in spots. The goal is reached when we are wholly religious. The atmosphere of the church has much to do with its wor ship. If it is charged with the spirit of God the church will thrive. The end of worship is service, and these are the times when the true christian feels that he must be doing some thing. . Mr. Woodworth expressed the ap preciation of the listeners and also thanked the speakers for their vital and inspiring messages. The service closed with singing "Onward Chris tian Soldiers," followed by the ben ediction. ENTERTAIN CHILDREN Annual Party of North Church Cradle Roll a Very Successful Affair The annual party of the North Church Cradle Roll was held yes terday afternoon at the home of Miss Mary E. Ide, 1 Mt. Pleasant street! Twenty children, whose ages range'' from 4 weeks to 5 years, attended the gathering and all apparantly en joyed themselves to the utmost. The program arranged by Miss Ide consisted of various different games played by the children and the serv ing of light refreshments. Tea was served to the mothers. In Large 8upply. When you start to borrow trouble the loan Is generally oversubscribed. Boston Transcript , New Coolidge Story Told by Judge Wendell P. Stafford at Springfield In his address ut Springfield on the evening of Sept. 23, Judcje Wen dell P. Stafford paid a notable Iri bute to Gov. Coolidge for his sUnd in the Boston police strike ami then said: "I knew Calvin Coolidge when he was a boy in St. Johnsbury Academy and I have followed his career with the deepest interest. One incident of his youth shows the character of the man. When he was a student of law in an office in Northampton just af ter his graduation from Amherst col lege, he competed for a pr.'-.e esay and took the prize. He said nothing whatever about it and long after wards when the matter came to he knowledge of the judge the latter asked him if lie took such a prize. Calvin said he did. 'You never told me anything about it.' 'No.' 'Have you written to your father about it?' 'No, do you think I ought t)V 'Well, said the judge, 'it seems to me it would be a very proper thii'g for a son to do.' " RED CROSS WORKERS New England Teachers' Urge Making Annual Roll Call a Huge Success The purposes of the American Red Cross, its future work and organi zation, the importance of the Fall Roll Call, public health, nursing needs and possibilities, home ser vice, its possible extension, refugee work and future need for protection were discussed at a get-to-gether meeting of Red Cross workers, rep resenting the Caledonia Chapter and branches and the Orleans Chapter and branches, which was held yes terday afternoon at the Armory. About 100 workers were present. Four prominent Red Cross work ers, who are touring New England making addresses at the various chapters, were present and delivered speeches. They were: James Jackson Boston, general manager of the New England Division; Cheney C. Jones, Boston, director civilian relief; Miss Lavinia H. Newell, Boston, director of the bureau, chapter of production for New England and also national director of the game bureau, to which position she has just been appointed and Miss Elizabeth Ross, director of the bureau of mirsuig. jThese speak ers will deliver ' 54" speeches before they bring their tour to a close. Arthur Sprague, chairman of Cal edonia Chapter, presided at the con ference delivered the opening ad dress, and introduced the sepakers. Stress was laid by the speakers on the importance of making the annual roll call, which will be held between November 3 and 11, an overwhelming success. The need for everyone tak ing 'part in the Fall sewing for the refugees and the great chance and need for nursing and comforts of school children. The Red Cross is aiming 'to secure 1,000,000 volunteers in the third an nual roll call to be held in November and expects to raise $15,000,000. Mis-s Lora Barney, executive sec retary of the home service section of the Caledonia Chapter, attended yes terday's meeting and met several home service section leaders from the various country chapters. Miss Lavinia H. Newell, of Boston, Director of the Bureau of Chapter Production of the New England Di vision and recently appointed Na tional Director of the Bureau of Chapter Production, has just return ed from a three months' trip abroad where she made a careful study of conditions among the refugees and other war sufferers in order to deter mine the future need of production by the women of America. Her im pression gained after a week spent in the devastated regions of North ern France and a 400-mile trip by motor camion through Serbia, is that after the program of the coming winter is completed, the emergency will be at an end. "The Red Cross stands for emer gency aid," Miss Newell said, in talking over the results of her trip. "And it never has asked the people to do what wasn't necessary. We are asking the people now simply to complete the work on which they have started. We know they will con sider to do so as a privilege." CRADLE ROLL Thirty Children at Entertainment at soutn murcn The memhnra of the South church Cradle Roll together with their moth sin dpn entertained nt the narsonatre yesterday afternoon. Thirty children ranging in ages from four montns to four years were present. The after noon was spent playing with numer ous toys and the little tots also pos ed for pictures. The program closed with the serving of refreshments. Everybody enjoyed themselves. Mora Difficult Task. It's easy for any one to borrow trouble, but when it comes to borrow. Inf happiness well, that's different. St. ohnsliuty (Talcaoniau The Evening Caledonian Publishing Company St. Johnsbury, Vermont ARTHUR F. STONE, Editor Entered at the St. Johnsbury Postofficu as mail matter of the second class TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION Six Months 7!ic One Year to any Address $1.00 EDITORIAL The Church Constructive (Rutland Herald) In a recent issue of the Caledonian, the ministers of St. Johnsbury use a half page of advertising space in ad vance of "Rally Day", which will be observed next Sunday. The mi'tter published in the advertisement is worthy of attention: THE WORLD IN A MORAL CRISIS The world war was caused by false ideals based on human selfi ness. The world is now in an upheav al; what is to be the outcome? In ternational relations, business, in dustry, social life, individual morals must be established according td the principles of brotherhood, eouity, fair opportunity, unselfishness fiv.d mutual good-will, or civilization is doomed ! The Christian church stands for these ideals; it has contributed much to their advance; it can play a lead ing part in the construction of a bet ter social order, but it must have the devotion and cooperation of all who seek these ends. Where are you, citizen of St. Johnsbury? Do you care whether civilization is saved or not? If you do, should you not give a larger pro portion of your interest, service ind support to the Christian church in this town? Next Sunday, October 5, will lie rally day in the St. Johnsbury churches. Will you attend church next Sunday and let it bo the bein ning or renewal of continued in Br est and helpful cooperation? The advertisement invitation is signed "in behalf of Christian civil -zation" by the pastor of the Advent, Congregational, Baptist, Episcopil, Methodist and Universalist churches, It is a notable effort and worthy of general attention by churches else where. Several things stand out strongly in a cursory study of the copy; 1. It indicates that the so-c.lied Protestant churches of St. Joh . bury are not only alive to the very serious situation which confronts the world, but that they are prepared ti sink credal differences in the effort to meet it. Could any one imagine, a half century ago, believers in tin; Second Advent, in everlasting pun ishment, Close Communicants, Trin itarians, Liturgists, Unitarians, Dis ciplinarians and Independents unit ing in a movement of this sort and by inference inviting the public to at tend church iiv which rank heresy from their standpoint might be preached? The effort emphasizes what the great war did for churchmen and ul-tra-denominationalists. It shows that, in a national crisis, creed and doctrine count for less than the grew needs of humanity; that civilization is just as important as some ina i conceived hereafter; that the immin ent needs of this life transcend foi the time being the supposed essentials of. the life to come; that the best way to prepare for the unknown is to "get busy" with the known prob lems of the present. 2. It shows that the ministers of St. Johnsbury realize that if the church is to survive as a potent and influential factor of our social sys tem it must grapple fearlessly wi' the essential problems of character; that the mystic and ethereal vapo s of the cloister and closet can :io longer obscure the fact that sove thing must be done; that such some thing must be vital, compelling, prac tical and directly effective upon the lives and works of men. 3. It is an earnest of practical Christianity and demonstrates that its exponents in St. Johns bury believe in the most potent of all awakening influences to wit, publicity, and that they are prepar ed to pay for advertising to aid ;n that result. 4. It goes to show that there arc more effective ways of getting people into church than undertaking to in voke the civil law against baseball, golf and motoring. All good citizens and all newspap ers should cooperate in such a cam paign as the St. Johnsbury ministers have outlined. It is constructive work, work that is destined to have a most important part in the pending post bellum reconstruction of the world, important not only to the churches and their communities, but, if made general and effective, im portant to the nation and to human ity. Her Shoes yurt Her Feet At a general thing, when you tee a woman hobbling along the street with o agonised expression It Is a stgsttoat she's got more foot than bead. Dallas Mews. PRESS COMMENT The Community House (Northfield News) In the lonn; list of Gov. Mead's work there is not one tiat has done more good than the Community House. He knew that Rutland had for years been trying to get some thing of the kind going. They had fallen down on a Y. M. C. A., and there seemed to be nothing doing along this line until the good Doctor took up the matter and settled the question once for all. Rutland is justly proud of this community house. It has fully met expectations, and supplies a place where all may meet on a common level. This scheme should be copied by more towns in Vermont. Such a place has a ten dency to keep young people from the street and gives them a place where they can spend a pleasant evening profitably. Northfield should include such a plan in its upbuilding. It worth while. Vermont Newspaper Men in the Service (Bennington Banner) Walter E. Hubbard of Brattleboro, formerly editor of the Brattleboro Re former, is now associated with Hariy C. Whitehill of Waterbury in Com munity Service work in New Eng' land, with headquarters in Boston. Mr. Whitehill is regional director and Mr. Hubbard becomes associate dir ector for the New England states. Mr. Hubbard's many friends in the newspaper profession realize that Mr. Hubbard will fit into the work well and they will congratulate Com muiity Service, Inc., on securing so able a man. PRESS COMMENT Keep the Good Cowsin Vertnont (Hardwick Gazette) The Hardwick Gazette calls atten tion to the fact that 90 per cent, of the $20,000 herd blooded Jerseys that was sold at the Bronson auction at East Hardwick, went to New England buyers, the balance going as far west as Kansas, and that Vermont dairy men were bidders on 79 per cent, of the stock. This famous herd, con tinues the Gazette, was founded in 1858, by William D. Bronson and carefully bred later by his son, Tim othy G. Bronson, who died four years ago, and had acquired a national re putation. It is a matter of state pride that so much of this herd was kept in Vermont, as it means much for the future of dairying to have only the best stock on the f Arm.-StvjJhSrir-bury Caledonian.. The above comment has been pub lished in a number of state papers. It was gratifying to us to state that so much of this blooded herd remain ed in the state, although it was lost to the town. In this connection the Gazette might recall the fact that this year, three important sales of blooded cattle have been held in the town of Hardwick. The first was the G. H. Albee sale, which was of Holstein stock, and reached nearly $12,000; the next was that of G. J. Perkins & Son, of the same breed of cattle and amounted to about $7,500, and the one above commented on. A good share of the first two sales also remained in the state and in this sec tion in particular. Probably few towns, if any in the state, have had as many sales of as highly bred cat tle in one season. Naturally where such herds have existed the propaga tion of blooded cattle has become common in the community and the farmers of this section have been and are being rewarded for their efforts in returns from their dairies. Must Be Earned. Happiness and the sense of victory are only for those who live for con science and duty nnd the soul's higher Ideals. Newell Dwlght Hlllls. AS A WISE MASTER BUILDER you want to lay a foundation that is se cure. Lay your finan cial corner-stone today by starting an account with the Wells River Savings Bank. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid Wells River Savings Bank.:, WELLS RIVER.VT. H. A. HOLDER COMPLETES 30 i YEARS OF SERVICE As Mail Carrier Has Travel led 135,000 Miles on St. Johnsbury Streets With a record of mileage equal to over five times around the' world, Henry A. Holder has completed 30 years of Service as city mail carrier and is still on the job just as faith ful and accommodating as ever. St. Johnsbury was the third community to have free delivery and Mr. Holder is the only one living who began his duties when the service was estab lished. His other two associates were Sanies K. Bonnett and J. Albert Pad dock, both deceased. In the early days of the service Mr. Holder had a longer route than at present, though his average mileage is 15 miles. This means that the carrier must make the trip in rain or shine, and in winter often breaking paths on the morning trip. It is doubtful if any carrier in New England has a longer service record or has traveled' more miles than St. Johnsbury's vet eran and popular currier. STYLISH GOWNS i FEATURE NEW FALL STYLES No one can say of this winter's styles that they are monotonous. A wonderful assortment of ideas -are flung into these feminine garmerta, so that, whatever you choose, there is nothing to prevent a woman from being in style, but herself. The evening Caledonian reporter found this true today in attending the annual Fall opening at the Berry- " Ball Dry Goods store. The new Fall goods are very attractively displayed and despite the rain many womer dropped in to look ocr 1!ie neweM FWHrtytes;- ' The gowns for afternoon are mad made of such attractive material ai tricollette, satins, georgettes, silk velvets, and Poulette, a new clotl similar to tiicolletto but c f hravie weave. Browns, blue, navy nnd iiev blue, tans iind Mack arc the leading colors. i An especially striking evening gown was of the new sunset shade taffeta trimmed with fringed ruffle of the same material. Metal laces cf gold and silver trimmed many of the gowns on black tulle and net. This. is very effective. Serge dresses with wool embroider ies do look very attractive. One dress of checked blue serge with gray leather trimmings would attract the eye of most anyone. The heavier weight dresses were of jerocy tricol lette and the old standby serge. Os trich trimmings were sarried out on one of these dresses which put it in a new class. - Suits were shown in many new cloths of chamois like materials, such as Duve De Lane, chevorna, velours, peach bloom, poplin and gabardines. Many have comfortably big colli of fur and others are tailored trirft med with buttons. One certainly should be cozy in the lovely 'voluminous coats trimmed with beaver, nutria, racoon and sea). These coals are full length made of tinsel-tone, silyertone, suedeine, and polo cloths. Dainty separate waists were chief ly made of georgette. One snappy af fair was orange and taupe georgette trimmed with oriental bands. For sythe waists of plain and plaid silks and cotton cloths are always popu lar. .Separate skirts are shown, trim med with leather, in plaids and plain colors, some straight and rather nar row and other accordion plaited. Those feminine articles of under wear called lingerie made of flesh col or satins and crepe de chine are so appealingly decorated with blue ribbons that you simply can not re sist them. Automobile shawls are classed in with sweaters and are new. Filcti sweaters, coat sweaters with tuxed collars and just sweaters are artisti cally displayed. A wonderful line of dress material. in such gorgeous weaves as Nan sette, an all-silk satin, silk finish cos tume velvets, chiffon broadcloths, ail- vertone suitings, and plaids in silk and wool. At the small ware counters attract. ively displayed are gloves, silk hos iery, veils, metal and venice laces for trimmings, buttons, silk braids and ribbons plain and fancy. OUR WANT ADS PAY .A.