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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, NOVEMBER 19, 1919 83rd YEAR- NUMBER 1382 V s Y it a l LAWRENCE BARN BURNED AT i WATERFORD Two Horses and Twenty-live Tons of Hay and Farming Tools Burned The barn on the farm of Victor V. Lawrence in Watcrfovd was totally destroyed by fire early Thursday evening; and with the buildi :g two horses, some, 25 tons of hay and the farming tools were burned. The barn was injured through the Crawford Raniicy agency at St. Johnsbury for $00(1 and loss is at least ."J'i.OOO above the insurance. Tlu cause of the fire is not known, but about !) o'clock Mr. Lawrence was awakened by the barking of the dot;. As soo.i as he was aroused he .saw the (lames, but they had got too jnuch of a headway to save any of the property. The farm and buildings arc now owned by Mr Lawrence's daughter, Mrs. Mabel Harvey of Boston. Mr. suid Mrs. Lawrence and so 1, Abbott Lawrence, arc now living on the place. The flames lit up the sky in a brilliant manner and many people in St. Johnsbury saw the bright light about O.oO in the evening. Vocational Help , for Distblcd Soldiers A lirisiini ronresentutivo of the Federal Board for Vocational Educa- J tion will be at the Armory edncs day from !) a. m., to 5 p. m., to assist disabled soldiers in preparing their claims for educational training. Ex service men who are interested are urged to present themselves and if the hours announced arc not conven ient for any of them an appointment can be made for Wednesday evening. Tel. 545-W. Thanksgiving Turkeys Will Come High Even the turkeys have heard of the II. C. L. und according to the produce merchants the price of the Thanks giving bird will be around C5 cents a pound. This is even higher than last ycur and Vermont turkeys will not wno -high, but ore u scarce ar ticle iA tbq .market. Chickens are now Hulling uV 45 cents a pound and fresh eggs arc now 80 cents a dozen and better. The high price of these staple articles is due not only to the high cost of feed, but because of the scarcity of the product. The Weekly Caledonian The best paper of it kind in this field. Because It prints more local j news than any other paper. Because It prints more town news than any other paper. Because Its price now is only $1.00 a year. Single copies 3 cents. Why pay more. Subscribe Now Army Wants Volunteers In the Tank Corps Sergt. Tomlingson, who is in i charge of the recruiting ofiice for the United States army in St. Johnsbury,; has 'received a circular from the War department stating that the Tank ' Corps' is in need of 2,000 select men ! that are anxious to learn gas cngin- i cs, tanks and tractors, men willing to J take advantage of the useful training I in the Tank Corps schools at Camp I Meade. A huge classroom for the instruction of the Liberty motor has , been adih'd to the equipment of the school, which is now complete in ! every respect .having Liberty motors j and cpieyclic driver assembled and j dissembled for instruction purposes. 200 COUPLES AT AMERICAN LEGION DANCE St. Johnsbury Ex-Service Men Prove Delightful Hosts at Armory Hundreds of people in St. Johns bury gave themselves over to real en joyment Tuesday night in celebration of the first anniversary of Armistice Day. While the day was celebrated in much calmer spirit than a year ago it ha I the same touch of joy and appreciation of the hcioic work of our soldier boys as did the fast cel ebration. The big event of the day was the concert and dance in the Armory given by the boys of the St. Johns bury Post of the American Legion. The dance was a huge success, over two hundred couples attending. The. dance hall presented a semi military scene many of the ex-service men wearing their uniforms. Many handsome gowns were worn by the ladies. It was a merry, pleasure-loving party and from i) to 1 o'clock dancing was enjoyed. Sargent Bros.' orchestra gave an excellent concert. The first selection was from ' "Oh, Lady, Lady." Ralph Howes and Harold Abbott sang in excellent voice "I'm Forever Climbing Mountains". This was fol lowed by popular Jazz selections. The dancing started at !) o'clock and the floor was just comfortably filled. All of the most popular se lections were played by llio orches-' tra and to such lively danclNnilM no one could resist the appeal to the light fantastic. To music of "The Vamp" an excel lent exhibition dance was given by Miss Beatrice Lcniear of St. Johns bury and Mr. Rabideau of Worcester, Mass. , Miss Lemcar is an unusually clever dancer. A male chorus added greatly to the enjoyment of tis num ber. During intermission luncheon was sewed at the Armory by the Concord ("andy Kitchen and scores of tht dancers went to the Ideal and the Star restaurants where they enjoyed the special Armistice night menus neapolis stating thut the Vermont Legion had showed the greatest per cent increase in membership of any Stale Legion in the country. The report showing the gain of the Vermont legion was reccievd with great applause in the conven tion and the Vermont delegation whs given u i honorary banner. The re port of Mr. Powell was received with upplausc. The complete success of the dance reflected great credit upon the live wire committee consisting of Capt. II. A. Wilcox, George Hinman, Don ald Blodgclt and Carlyle L. Sargent. All ex-service men are invited to attend the next regular meeting of the American Legion Post at the Armory on Friday night at 7 o'clock. A report of the dance and other im portant business will be transacted. During the dancing Commander Harold Powell of the St. Johnsbury Post read a telegram from the Ver mont delegation to the National American Legion convention in Min- Homc Wedding On Armistice Day Miss Esther Uanncy, daughter of Mrs. Herbert Dean, was married Tuesday afternoon to Harold Parker of Morrisville. The wedding took place at 7 School street, the home of Herbert Dean, the bride's step father. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. H. Morse, and was wit nessed only by the immediate rela tives. A double ring service was used. Among the presents were a number of beautiful silver pieces. Following the ceremony the groom and bride departed immediately for their new home in Morrisville, where they will reside with Mr. Parker's parents on a farm. The bride gradu ated from St. Johnsbury Academy in I be class of 1919. She has many friends and acquaintances in town, whos felicitations and good wishes follow the young couple to their fu ture home. GEORGE H. CROSS' 1-tHSELY AI Business Men Attend In a Body and Many Floral Tributes The funeral of the late George II. Cross was held at the North Con-1 gregational church and was very j largely attended by many frit-ids. Previous to the public fun- era! prayers were said at the house . by Rev. Dr. A. P. Grint. The k-ji- j vice at the church was conducted by his pastor, Rev. F. B. Richards with ' the benediction pronounced by Dr.! Grint. The organ was softly played by organist, A. H. Brooks. The Com- j mercial Club, and business and pro- j fcssional men generally, attended the , service in a body. The bearers were j Frank E. Blossom, ( ha lies W. Rui ter, W. S. Davis, James Hicks, John j F. Page, B. IJ. Scribner. The honor- '. ary hearers were (.'. ('. Bingham, i John C. Clark, Elmore T. Ide, Robert ; Mackinnon, S. i. Somerville, Arthur j F. Stone. ! There was a profusion of floral i tributes from many friend here and i elsewhere and organizations. Besides : many flowers from St. Johnsbury friends there were tributes sent from : friends in Burlington, Newport, Biddefoid, Me., Montpelier, White i River Junction, Lebanon and Poult ncy. Smith & Son of White River I Junction and Green's bakery contri-' buted flowers and the organizations , who sent floral tributes were the St. i Johnsbury Commercial Club; the' directors of the Merchants bank, the ! deacons of the North church, the Cosmos Club, the directors of the Woman's Club House association and the North church Brotherhood. A touching tribute on Sunday; morning was the placing in Mr. Cross' pew in the North church of a beautiful bouquet of white chrysan themums. This was the gift of the ladies in Mrs. Cross' Sunday school class. Those attending the funeral from out of town besides Dr. and Mrs. J. Frank Trull of Biddefoid and Mrs. Anna Somerville Metzgar of San. Francisco, were Miss Carrie Cross, Mrs. Julia Lawson and Mis. Louise Ewers, all of Montpelier, Mrs. H. B. Cushman of Newport, G. M. Camp bell of Lyndonvillaund Judge Nelson ;ttol5 of Danville. innng inc nour oi tnc service ous- iness was generally suspended in St. Johnsbury and curtains drawn on the stores and business establish ments. A fitting recognition of Mr. Cross' gift to the Trinity church" in Montpelier some 12 years ago of a chime of bells was the fact that the bells were played in that city during the hour of the funeral. The bells were given to the church in memory of Mr. Cross' parents, who were members of that church. The following beautiful tribute has' been sent the family from a former employe of Mr. Cross: Second only to his family in Mr. Cross' affections were the men and ! women who were privileged to be in I his employ He held them in warm j regard. His interest in them and in their families was not an interest of employer in a subordinate, but that j of a true, loyal friend, and that in-1 forest did not cease when the rela-1 tions were severed. Those who left ! his employ remained in his heart and i interest members of his office fain- ily. In return they gave him un-; swerving devotion and loyalty. j In him they had an example of; business integrity, an honesty that j stopped to no pretense, fairness to , all, exactness in detail, systematic I regularity and strict accountability. Courtcousncss was another marked j characteristic of Mr. Cross an old-1 fashioned chivalry that endeared him ! to those who were associated with i him. His love of home and pride in its j gracious mistress were other strong j characteristics not hidden from his j office family. He was at his best when dispensing to his associates the hospitality for which his home m i famed. j Mr. Cross was clean in heart and : mind. Ho gave his best, and in return he demanded the conscientious ser- vico he received. His native hon-j esty was satisfied with no half-tasks, i He finished as he went, and always j said and did his best, expecting the ! same from others. His friends, the little army men and women who are and have been the employes of of) who I the ! George II. Cross Company, feel his death. They knew him intimately, and they loved him, and his passing is a personal loss. Historical Knowledge Important. A man Ignorant of the past of his f.ntion is not qualified to have nny Ihlng to rlo with Its prr-eent or future. To work understnn,;io?ly wp must know what this nation of ours Is for whnt Is the plan aud purpose. Mvron W. Hied. GOVERNOR SETS NOVEMBER 27TH j FOR THANKSGIVING: MONTPELIER, Vt., Nov. :! Gov. Clement today issued a proc lamation setting .aside Nov. 27 as Thanksgiving Day. The proclamation rends: "The State of Vermont, for move than a century, has set apart a day of thank. .giving for the blessings we en joy and prayer for their continuance. One year ago we were engaged in the most devastating war the world has ever seen. Let us than; God that the year has brought as peace, the peace of victory. Let us thank God for the brave men and women who made tlii't victory possible. Let us be thankful for a bountiful har vest of all th good things which make life enjoyable. Let pray that wise counsels may prevail to defend us from the perils which confront us a:-. I that the blessings of restful peace and prosperity may remain with us for the coming year. In accordance with that custom, hallowed by the worship of o'ur an cestors I, Percival W. Clement, Governor, hereby appoint Thursday, November 27, J!1!), a day of Thanksgiving and Prayer, and I call upon the people! of Vermont to suspend their daily busi ness and gather n their homes -ind churches in celebration of Thanks giving Day. FARM BUREAU CLASSES FOR THE COUNTY Home Demonstration Agent Has Arranged a Course for the Winter The home demonstration agent of the Caledonia County Farm Bureau, Miss Kelley, offers a course of study for the winter months. Owing to the size of the county it will be impos sible to meet the Home Economics Clubs oftencr than once in two months, but as each club has a leader the work can, ,h so arranged that the club can meet aiid 'carry on the work under its own special lead er at least once a month, or every two weeks. Courses of study have been arrang ed on the following subjects: Foqds, household management, clothing, millinery. The schedule of the classes through February, April, June. Aug ust, October and December is as fol lows: First week, South Wheelock. Thursday, miscellaneous meeting; Friday, Upper Walerford. Second week, Tuesday, St. Johns-, bury Center; Wednesday, Barnet; Thursday, Peacliani. Third week. Tuesday, Walden; Wednesday, Danville; Thursday, West Burke; Friday, Lyndon; Sat urday, Newark. Fourth week, Tuesday, Hardwick; Wednesday, Stannard; Thursday, Sheffield; Friday, Passumpsic. The schedule for the classes in Jan uary, March, May, July, September and November, the first week in each month, are as follows: Wednes day, Wheelock; Thursday, miscellan eous meetings; Friday, Lower Wat crford; Saturday, East St. Johns bury. Second week, Tuesday, St. Johns bury; Wednesday, West. Barnet; Thursday, Ptucham; Saturday, Sut ton. Third week, Tuesday, 'Walden; Wednesday; North Danville; Thurs day, East Burke; Friday, Lyndon; Saturday, Groton. Fourth week, Tuesday, East Rye gate, Wednesday, North Ryegate; Thursday, Ryegate Corner; Friday, South Ryegate. Congratulate Governor Coolidge on His Election When Arthur R. Brooks was in Boston last week he met unexpected ly Gov. Calvin Coolidge and heartily congratulated hint on his recent vic tory, reminding him or the fact that a whole lot of former St. Johnsbury Academy students had watched his successful career with great interest. Gov. Coolidge was much pleased with Mr. Brooks' words and referred very happily to his Academy days. The day after election another St. Johnsbury friend sent the Governor the following telegram: "As an alumnus of St. Johnsbury Academy and Amherst College I con gratulate you upon your splendid vic tory." The next day Gov. Coolidge ack nowledged the telegram in these words: "Please accept my sincere thanks for your very kind congratulations, which I keenly appreciate." SCHOOLMATES DINE WITH THE BUCKLEYS Sunday Dinner of the Old Red Schoolhousc Boys at South Wheelock 1 Another reunion of some of the crowd that used to attend school at the old red schoolhousc in South Wheelock was held at the Buckley homestead next to the schoolhousc Sunday evening. This is the third of the reunions that have, been held this year. The first was held in the sum mer at the cottage of Charles II. Goss at Joe's Pond. About two weeks ago Rev. Fr. J. A. Lynch, for merly of St. Johnsbury, entertained the group at his Norlhfield home. Sunday evening about a dozen sat down to a bountiful repast at the Buckley homestead. In the party were John and Timothy Buckley of South Wheelock, Cornelius Buckley, the postmaster at Barton,- Jeiry Buckley of Barton, and the follow ing from St. Johnsbury; Charles H. (Joss, Gordon K. Goss, Charles A. McGovern, Frank McGovern, Miss Aries McGovern and A. II. Glea son. All but the latter, who was a guest, had been to school in the little red schoolhousc. An exceptionally good dinner was served and all had : royal good time.. Don Stiles Speaks At Mclndoes School The Mclndoes primary and gram mar schools celebrated Armistice day with appropriate exercises, and a talk by Don Stiles of St. Johnsbury, and out-door songs, holding the school flag and the town service Hag in front of the trees set out in the yard in memory of the men who died in France, After school closed four teams of two each canvassed Mcln does and adjacent territory for mem bership subscriptions for the Red Cross, securing 29 names and S29. Carroll Hastings and Edward Wal lace secured 7 names, Norman Little i and James Ramsay Austin Long-1 more und George Winchester 4, and j Dorothy Nichols and Marguerite Dow Bl. A. L. Guthrie, chairman of the Mclndoes drive had 21, making 50 altogether for Mclndoes, at the close of Armistice day. MANDATE FOR ARMENIA BY UNITED STATES Mrs. Richard S. Emrich, wife of a missionary of the American Board in 'Turkey who lost his life in the war, spoke to the children at the Armory Thursday afternoon and to an audi ence of older people Thursday even ing Mrs. Emrich had a gripping .story of the sufferings and sacrifices of the Armenians, of the degrada tion of the Moslem women, and of the necessity of the United States as suming the mandatory of Armenia. Referring to the faet that the Am ericans had begun to spell the word sacrifice in the war, she said she ! mi,tnl IV,i, 4 lwi limn irhnti ilmt'n 1 would be a great world movement of the christian people to save that portion of the world that was in darkness and degradation. "Before the unspeakable Turk can be con quered the faith of Islam must be uprooted. In the face of the great est rrulctics the world has ever known the Armenian nation has stoo;I for centuries like a rock and been true to Christ." Mrs. Emrich said that the atrocities were not what was iel't of the war, but honor, cour age, sacrifice and love. "Our interests in Armenia arc mandatory and not mercenary. We would police the near East until it was decided what coun try will permanently take it. I should like to see a mandatory of the United States for Turkey, too. It is high time for the christian church of America to take its stand and realize its responsibilities towards the rest of the. world. The christian church should stress this mandatory. More people will die of hunger in the near East this winter than died i 1 all the war There are today noo.OOO little christian children in Turkey. The United States can take them or leave them. Which will you do? During her address Mrs. Emrich related many touching stoiies of the sacrifices of the Armenian people, both young and old. Ring lp the Cods. In China ninny temples are provided with a bell at the entrance, and when a worshiper enters he jtlves the rope a pull to ring the hell In order that the Kods may be notified of his comlnff and be at band to attend to his prayera Over $59,000 Collected In Taxes Saturday Over S.V.l.non is the amount that Charles G. Braley, our town and vil lage treasurer, took in for taxes be fore 11 o'clock Saturday night, which is by far the largest business, , the treasurer ever did in one day.?' Be tween -100 and i00 people paid their taxes the last day of the discount and there was a steady stream of customers in the ollice all day. Over $0,000 in currency is included in the above amount. More people paid their taxes this year before Nov. Id than ever before and jt will take Mr Braley several days to check up the business transacted the last day. . MCINDOES HUNTER SHOT WHEN GUN WAS DISCHARGED H. A. Lcighton (Jets a Bullet In His Shoulder at West Stcwartslow n II. A. Lcighton was accidentally shot in the shoulder near West Stewartstown where he had gone hunting deer Tuesday, Nov. 11 and was brought to Brightlook hospital at St. Johnsbury Wednesday afternoon for a X-ray examination. Mr. Lcighton had shot his deer and was dragging him to camp when the accident happened. He had come to draw the animal up an incline and started to use his gun as a cane. The weapon was accidentally discharged and the bullet passed through Mr. Leighton's left arm just below the shoulder. He was on the banks of Indian stream and left the deer to get medical aid. He had to walk ix miles to the railroad stalion where he arrived quite enervated from the journey. He reached Mclndoes on the mail train Wednesday morning and was brought to Brightlook hos pital in the afternoon. Mr. Lcighton is not seriously hurl, but the doctors will give him a thor ough examination to see if n'iv bones are broken. College Club' Holds Its Regular Meeting The regular meeting of the Col lege Club was held at the home of Mrs. Arthur F. Stone Wednesday afternoon, some' 2(1 of the members being prcsent.t1flBSu?ffltiS ses sion Mrs. Charles G. Braley was chosen to represent this organization in the Community Council. Middle bury and Columbia were the two ed ucational institutions that were brought to the club's attention. Mid dlebury college banners and some of the publications of this Vermont in stitution were on exhibition. Miss Stillson gave a historical addresi; from the earliest days of the col lege down to the time of her gradu ation. Miss Dorothy Brown continued by speaking of the activities of the college at the1 present time. Mirsi. Har old Powell followed with an account of Columbia University. . Following the addresses refresh ments were served. The hostesscij were Mrs. Lydia Beck, Miss Tuttlc and Mrs. Stone. Misses Barbara Co nant and Eleanor F. Stone assisted tho hostesses at refreshments. Mr. Jacques Receives $100,000 Honor Pin An unusual honor has come to Frank B. Jacques, the well kiiown superintendent for Northeastern Vermont of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, he has just received a solid gold pin his official insignia from the company that he has written $100,000 worth of life insurance during this year. W hile there arc about ."00 agents who will get this honor in the entire United States Mr. Jacques scored his big insurance record , in the first six months of the year. He wrote $100, 00O worth of business in the first six months of 1911). Ho is the only rep resentative of the company in Ver mont to reach the $100,000 record. All of Mr. Jacques' stationery will carry the same design as the beauti ful pin which he has received. Mr. Jacques has been J8 years with the Metropolitan, the last 12 years cov ering this section of Vermont. Engine and One Freight Car Derailed The big engine and one of the cars on the milk train which arrives from the north at 10 o'clock was derailed just below the Portalnd street cross ing, St. Johnsbury Monday night af ter the train had taken the siding. The cause of the accident is not known and fortunately no one was hurt. The wreck train came down from Lyndonvillc and it was 12 hours before the track was repaired and traffic rcsunipd on the siding. The traffic on the main line of the-passumpsic division Was not interrupted, but the accident prevented the Maine Central train from entering the yard Tuei duy morning. NEW INDUSTRY TO LOCATE IN ST. JOHNSBURY Messrs. Gray and Dr. Fitch Get Charter for $50,000 Corporation St. Johnsbury will get another new industry as the result of the filing with the secretary of state in Mont pelier of articles of association -Jjjy the Graylawn Farms, Inc. The cor poration asks for a general charter j with a capital saock of $."i(,000 and j will manufacture chemicals, drugs, etc. The incorporators are Harry E. Gray of the Summerville Woodyard, HaiVey Gray, a former resident of St. Johnsbury,' now living in Water ! bury, and Dr. -V. B. Fitch of St. Johnsbury. The i icorporators will first inniiu- facture a louse powder for cattle, swine and poultry for which they ex- peel a good market and later other . proprietary products may be produc i ed. The men behind the new cnter ; prise are among our best known bus j iness and professional men and the i gratifying part of the incorporation is that it means another factory for St Johnsbury. NOYES HEADS 1 PASSUMPSIC SAYINGS BANK At the last meeting of the trustees of the Passumpsic Savings Bank sev eral vacancies were filled owing to the recent deaths of Judge 'Walter P. Smith, late president of the insti tution, and Henry G. Ely, one of the board of trustees. A. B. Noyes, who has been vice president for the past three years was elevated to the posi tion of president and Perlcy V. Hazcn, who has been a member of the board of trustees since 1012, was chosen vice pi esident. Jonas H. Brooks was elected a member of the board of trustees to succeed Mr. Ely. Mr. Noyes has been a member of the board of trustees of this bank for "2 years and is thoroughly conver sant with banking methods and the policies of this well-known financial institution. Rev. W. R. Davenport Made District Supt. ST. ALBANS, Nov. , 15 Bishop Hughes has appointed Rev. Walter R. Davenport of Springfield superinten dent of the St.Albans district to suc ceed Rev. William A. Shaw who has accepted a pastorate in Gardner, Mass. Mr. Davenport joined the Vermont conference in 1880 and has served the Methodist church at Tlictford, Athens, Cambridge, Weston, Sbuth Royalton, Watcrbury, Barre, Orleans and Springfield. He comes from Springfield where he has been supply ing for the past seven years. For three years he was superintendent of the Montpelier district and for three years principal of Montpelier semin ary. In 1904 he was editor of. the Barre Evening Telegram and in 1905 00 field secretary of the Vermont Anti-Saloon league. fil THOSE DEAR OLD SCHOOL DAYS You no doubt now look buck to your school days as the hap piest times of your lifeand arci glad if you then formed the habit of saving. Every man, woman and child should have a bunk ac count begin now by starting with the Wells River Savings Bank.' 4 Per Cent Interest Paid Wells River Savings Bank., WELLS RIVERVT. . . . .