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THE WEEKLY CALEDONIAN
The Biggest Newspaper Value for $1.50 a Year in the .State of Vermont. Published Every Wednesday Morning at St. Johnsbury. ESTABLISHED AUGUST 8, 1837 ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31$ 83rd YEAR- NUMBER 438S DINING ROOM WILL BE OPEN JANUARY 1 Workmen Rushing Repairs On the New Avenue Hotel Kitchen Landlord Palmer is rushing the re pairs on the kitchen that was com pletely destroyed by fire at the New Avenue Hotel in St. Johnsbury 10 days ago and has fixed Jan. 1 ax the date of opening the dining room again. A- force of carpenters are busy and they arc closely followed by the painters. As previously an nounced the kitchen was completely destroyed, though Mr. Palmer finds that the big range was not injured by the fire and 'can be used in the future. The carpenters had to first repair the roof over the kitchen. This being completed they have now laid the floors and put in the windows and will put up the steel ceiling this week. The painters are going to paint the steel ceiling all over the dining room and also the walls. Landlord Palmer's loss in kitchen utensils and china was nearly $1,000. An order has already been placed to replenish this stock and for the purchase of a new steam table for the kitchen. These will be here in time for the opening of the dining room on Jan. 1. ,In the interim since the fire there has been no diminution in the trade at this hostelry, though the roomers have had to set their meals outside the house. When the repairs are all completed and the new addition to the old kitchen made available Mr. Palmer will be in better condition thaa ever to serve his patrons. Important Facts About the Census Enumeration Begins January 2, 1920 The census is required every ten years by the Constitution of the United States and by Act of Con gress. The date named for begin ning the 1920 census is January 2, but tbo "Census Day" is January 1. In cities the population enumera tion will be comnletcd in two weeks, llie "ehuniei-atioioF farms will' be completed' within thirty days. Tho censuses of manufactures, mines and quarries, oil and gas wells, and forestry products will, as a rule, be- taken by special agents and by co')-rcspondence and not by enumer ators. The ceusus is the means by which tho -Government ascertains the in crease in the', population, the statis tics' concerning agriculture, and the vital' information concerning the re couiccs of the Nation. The Weekly Caledonian The best paper of its kind in this field. Because It prints more local news than any other paper. Because It prints more town news than any other Viper. Because Its pficc now is only $1.5tt k year. Singlt cpies 5 cents. Why ptyNaore. Subscribe N OW Vermont Soldiers Receive a Questionnaire The soldiers from Vermont who served in the world war are furnish ing tho adjutant-general with the data concerning their activities dur ing the war. H. T. Johnson, the adjutant-general, . sent out question naires for Information. These arc filled out bv the returned soldiers, showing whether service originated from the national guard or selective service form, personal descriptions, citizenship, promotions, change of station, discharge, overseas service, battles, casualties s.ickness, perman ent or partial disability, deoorations, deaths, deaths since discharge, cer tified copy of enlistment and dis charge certificates with oath at tached to the statements. Some 15,000 of these have been mailed to navy men, soldiers and marines. BOSTON TEAM TAKES MANY BASKETS Nearly 400 fans saw Company 1) go down to defeat against the faster team of the Boston University at the Armoi-y in St. Johnsbury Salur- tliixr niirht in n fvnmrt tt'lipin mjinv Vint; ,.ets wmj tm.own am, many mo,.c ni!i. scd. The visitors got the jump on the home team in the first period and secured nearly half their baskets in the first 15 minutes. The visitors gathered in 20 baskets while Co D could only get four. In the second period the two teams play ed quite evenly and at the end of the period Company I) led in baskets for that peiiod, scoring 10 to their op ponents eight. The Bo;-ton boys came back with a rush in the last period, scoring 20 baskets to 11 for the visiting team, and the total score was 45 to 25 in favor of the Boston team. Emery was the star player for Co. D, and the Boston University boys all played a fast game. Com pany 1) failed many times to get a basket, but with more practice this will be overcome. Following is the line-up: B. U. Company 1 Borclla, if rg, Pierce Davis, If . Ig, Ashton Aiken, c c, Morrison Bigclow, re ' i f, Emery McAulcy, Ig If, Hawlcy Time, three lo minute periods. Referee, lioisvort. Score Boston Uni versity 48; Company I), 25; fouls, Boston University 4; Company I) 2. The Boston University team will return to St. Johnsbury Thursday night and play Company D another game. Borclla, who played with the visit ing team, is the famous Newport wrestler and he demonstrated Satur day night that he could play basket ball almost as well as he can wrestle. It begins to look as if basket ball was coming back in St. Johnsbury and Company I) is sure of a good crowd of backers Thursday night. WATERFORD TOLL BRIDGE TO BE Hearing at Montpelier to Decide the Details of the Plan to Make It Free St. Johnsbury people will welcome tho news that the Watcrfoid toll bridge that has taken so many quar ters out of tourists and travelers in years past is to be freed as a result of a conference in Montpelier Tues day. St. Johnsbury was represented by J. Rolf Searles, Littleton by My ron Richardson and A. H. English, Watcrfoid E. C. Chandler and H. E. Pike, while the toll bridge com mission were represented by two of its members, A. N. Bell of Lunenburg and John G. Roy of East Harriet. The hearing was held at the State House with Gov. Clement in attend ance. The bridge is about half a mile from tho village of Upper Watcrfoid and crosses tho Connecticut river in to the town of Littleton and is on the direct route from this section of Ver mont to the White Mountains. The bridge is owned by a corpora tion and has been a very paying pro position, large dividends having been paid until recently, when the cor poration reduced tho scale of toll prices for crossing the bridge. Under the provisions of the Ver mont laws, the state can pay $15,000 towards the elimination of the bridge and New Hampshire pays a like sum niiikin jra total ul lZ.ouu irom me two states, and as the corporation asks for $11,000 for the bridge, it means that the rest of the money has to be raised from other sources. Waterford gave fiOO, while Littleton SANTA CLAUS VISITS LOCAL POST OFFICE The Incoming and Outgoing Mail Exceeded All Pre vious Records The Christmas trade at the St. Johnsbury post office exceeded all previous years and Postmaster Glea son and his hard working force are now clearing the decks for the re ports that are due the first of the year. An innovation this year that gave a splendid satisfaction and avoided. ?ram was introduced by Supt. P. F the usual congestion at the windows Hazen in connection with the prc was the installation of a force in the scntatio of the books t the 42 chil lobby to receive the pacakges, insure ; dren who had faithfully attended them and weigh them. Miss Kath- church, through the year 1919. Mr leen Lanctot insured tho parcels and Hazen said this custom was inaugu ncarly 1,000 were sent away from St. rated, by Gov Horace Fairbanks 38 Johnsbury insured. With the new : years ago and of the 13 in the first enmrmtimr srnln Hartwoll 1). Moore : class that received these books four was kept busy weighing the parcels ' and there was hardlv a time when : he was not busy, All the office force worked over time through the week and Tues day night it was 10 oclock before the day's work was over. Henry A. Holder remained in the office during the week and Theodore Ellis also as sisted the regular clerks. Besides the many bundles the office was al most swamped with postal cards, all of which had to be postmarked and rounted separate from the letter mail Bernard Wilcox was the special delivery clerk and the four days be fore Christina? delivered 20G special i delivery letters. Prccancellcd stamps were used on j all parcel post packages and it may not be generally known but there is an eager demand for such stamps among the many collectors. To handle the large amount of out going mail on Monday night it was necessary to secure Calderwood's big truck and then it was twice loaded with gifts. Throughout the week Fred Blay's truck team was utilized to transport the mail to and from tho depot and post office. Besides the many individual gifts, the merchants and manufacturers sent out many packages, one concern, sending .2T2 paclTages in four days to all parts of the United States. The in-coming parcel post mail was: in charge of Arthur M. Lang nnd deliveries kept up all the week, in cluding Christmas day. He had as his assistants Raymond Staples, Frank Bailey, Howard Daniels, Ken neth Lanphere, Leigh R. Cramer, Raymond Silsby. With the extra force and thorough organization Postmaster Gleason is; to be congratulated upon the effici and prompt handling of the big Christmas mail. Christmas Services at Union Baptist Church At tho Union Baptist church, Rev A S Woodworth, pastor, there will be special Christmas services both morning and evening. At these ser vices the following program will be rendered : Anthems "There Were Shepherds" Vincent "And the Angels Said Unto Them" Spence "Jesus Christ Today is Bom" "The Birthday of a King" Neidlinger "The Coming of the King" Lerenz "Joy to the World" Adams Duet, soprano and contralto "Hark, Hark My Soul" Soprano solo "Holy Night' Cornet solo by Albert Smith The quartette choir in this church consists of Miss Catherine Morrison, Mrs. George W. Morey, George W. Morey and P V Henderson. New Year's Day a General Holiday St. Johnsbury will generally ob scirc the opening of the new year on Thursday by taking a day off. The banks will be closed nnd tho post of fice will have its usual holiday hours. The scale shops will be shut down and there wil be no issue of the Cacdonian-Reeovd that after noon. Many of the stores have de cided to close, though no conceited action has been taken this year. Both our movie theatres have attractive programs for the afternoon and eve ning and numerous social functions are scheduled. gave the remaining sum to meet tho prices of the corpomtion, so it is ex pected that when Governor Clement gives his approval, as it is provided may be done by the stalu$tc, the closing of the deal will take place. This bridge is a very essential one. It is the only one between Bamet and Lunenburg. The 15 mile falls arc be tween the Burnet bridge and the Waterford bridge. The bridge spans the Connecticut river at a consider able height above the water. It is nn iron structure and, while light, it is heavy enough for automobile traf fic, excepting possibly heavily loaded truck. (Retired Vermont Farmer Weds at 75 1 John Martin, a retired farmer of Wcstfield, aged 73, and Mrs. Aurilla Simmons, aged. 74, who has been living in Somervillc, Mass., were married Monday at the rectory of St. James parish in Somerville by Rev.'C. T. Mc Grath. The marriage is the re sult of a friendship of many years. The couple will live in Wcstfield where Mr. Martin has a large farm. North Church Christmas Exercises The Christmas exercise of the North church Sunday school was giv en Sunday afternoon when the pro grain previously printed in these col umns was well carried jDut by the lit tle folks. A feature not on the pro- were present in the room today, John E- Cook, Fred M Crosby, Mrs. Ellen H Brooks and Henry W Ellis, These then received their books from Mr Hazen and three of them re sponded expressing the great delight the book was to them at the time and how much they appreciated other books as they came from the same source. Frank H. Brooks, as repre senting the sceond class that received these books, also spoke morst force fully of the desirability f forming the "go to church' habit. Mr. Hazen also announced that Miss Laura G. Shields, who was one f the reciepicnts of tho books at this service, had missed attendance at tne Sunday morning service only once in four years. NEXT CENSUS ENUMERATORS I ADDfMNTEfY rirrUIllIEil Many Wjomen , APP.ear Among the Number Selected G. Herbert I'apc has Announced the appointment of 154 of the enu merators in Vermont who will begin on Friday, Jan. 2 to take the 1920 census and a few more will be ap pointed before the end of the week. Below are given the enumerators for the three counties of Caledonia, Es sex and Orleans together with a few in Orange county where the Caledonian-Record circulates: Barnet, George A. Richardson, Margaret Helen Gibson. Burke, Wilbur F. Hill. , Danville, Ashley J. Goss Groton, Burton L. Brown. Hardwick, J. D Hooper, Harry A Shepard Kirbv. Mrs William E Kelley. Lyndon, Elisha Bigelow, John B. Chase. Newark, Courtney C Batchclder Pcacham, William W. Crown. Ryegate, Mrs Ella S Smith. St. Johnsbury town, Mrs Effic Morrill. St Johnsbury Village, William E. Racette, Alphonse N. Assehn, AC nas C. Jenks, Mis Ella F Elliott Sheffield, Herman P Simpson Stannard and Whcelock, Charles A Welch Sutton, Herman D Chapman. Waldcn, Albert W. Stevens. Waterford, George N Bedell Avcrill, Canaan and Lcmington, Watson L. Blodgett. Bloomfield and Brunswick, J. Milo Jeffrey East Haven, Granby and Guildhall, J M Pendrigh Lunenburg, Harold Maillett Victory and Concord, John G Chap man. Albany, Timothy F. Hughes Barton, Ada T. Webster, Be'lc L. Butler Brownington, Glenn L Newton Charleston, George W D Reed Coventry, Mrs John I, Kcclcr Craftsbury, Fred C Kcir Dcrbv, Harry J. Goodull, Milo S Eddy Newport, Charles C Davis Glover, Leslie M Clark xGrcensboro, George A Poller Holland, Harry M Page Irasburg, Harry A. Manlcy Jay, Wallace II. Farman. Lowell, Oliver Dictto Morgan, Wallace H. Farman Newport town, Herman L Bates Wcstfield, Orrin W Builey Wcstmore, George L Nutting' Bradford, Charles A Haskins Newbury, Byron G Rogers, L S Smith Thetfunl, Edwin S Knight Daily Thought. The hoc thing ill (he world which In Of vnluo, is (ho active swui, Eracreou. "vmu OPENED TO THE PUBLIC Many Friends Visit St. Johnsbury's Latest Lodge Room Tho spacious and sightly mansion ; at 30 Railroad street long known as the Underwood house and purchased the past year by the St, Johnsbury j Elks for an Elks Home was thrown open to the public Tuesday afternoon nnd evening and many hudreds of towspeople availed themselves of the opportunity to inspect the prop erty. Members of the order served as a general reception committee an the visitors were shown all over the building. The rooms were decorated ; with cut flowers and potted plants j j and a big American flag floated to the . breeze over the main entrance. In the main dining room fruit 1 punch was served by Miss Rhea C.i Gilson and Miss Mary Rathbun.j Throughout the evening music was1 furnished by Sargent's orchestra with Alphonse E. Drouin at the pi-: ano. Vocal selections were rendered i by Mrs. Hazel B. Levasseur, Mrs. Collins A. Brodien and Paul Farn ham, while Paul Sargent gave violin j solos. ' During the afternoon nearly 400 ladies visited the building and throughout the evening several hun dred more availed themselves of the hospitality of the lodge vii,.. n, ntin .if tho most substantial of the St. Johnsbury j mansions and in renovating the build ing only one of the partitions has been removed and some of the fine carpets and attractive wall paper has been preserved. Entering the nai. one finds the same paper that covers the walls of the Longfellow home in Portland. Here, too, is an 11-prong- . . i. , r r.. ea pair ot cik norns, tne ki ui vi. Aldrich of Jefferson, N. H. .At. the left are the large double parlors with the piano at one end and grafanola at the other. The walls have attractive pictures and the funiture harmonizes splendidly with the -lurnishimr.; of the room. Fiom the .hall one passes to the main. diu,j ing room where an ' oin lasnionca clock, about 200 years old, at once ntti-acts attention. This is the gift to the Home of Walter L. Palmer and William II. Trainor. Beyond the main dining room are two smaller dining rooms and the jutcnen wncre a range is installed of the very jatesi model. A large part of tho basement Is finished off for a room for buffet lunches. Following tho winding stairway from the first floor to the second floor one comes the upper hall where a fine caribou head is seen, the gift of Dr. J. M. Allen. Over the parlors is the large billiard room with two tab les for both billiards and pool. Op posite this room is the reading room with magajsift.es on the table and few books on the shelves. The card hoom is also on this floor and one or two other rooms that can be used for con ferences. The carekecper' of the Home will have a room on this floor. The large attic is not finished off but is one of the, future plans of the lodge, to utilize this for lodging r aV.ai.l- rooms 101 mcniuv:'.'. There are few hnncnj in St. Johnsbury tnat - comfortably t"forf termty house and one of the Si eat charms of the place is that m renc v-; ating the building none of the richly . ... ... 1 cd and trained woodwork was destroy .. :. f ihn r,on its e-reat achievements of the and I past lew moiuns in secunnj; furnishinir so 'beautiful and comfort- i able a headquarters for its members. Phvsical Director Engaged for Boys' Club Supt. Marshall of the City Mission has started up the Boys' Club again and 14 boys have already joined with more to come. Mr. Marshall has en- gaged Pvte. Clark, an asajrtnt phy- sical director in the Canadian army, as physical director and boxing and various athletic exercises will be a feature of the meetings. Boys from 12 to 18 years of age will be admitted to the club and tho fee this season i will be ?2. With the additional at-1 traction of a physical director Mr. Marshall expects a large membership and it is hoped to have one eveninn j in the week devoted to athletics ami j basket ball. Daily Thought To receive lmnrstly ts the best , thnnks for a eood tbiug. George Moc Doualil. Optimistic Thought. A mii rf any honpst trnrte may oinlco h'jusplf resneetalilei if lie r?n , W, T L 3 detection, arrest, prosecution, o.'Vun '"The ffi IgctV r'ngVatulatedUhment of any person r an fid. Danville Man Dies at Watcrbury James F Shipman, the first man to manage the farm at the State Insane asylum at Watcrbury, and who rep resented the town in the Legislature of 1904, died in Waterbury Sunday night after a period of ill health ex tending over nine years. Mr. Ship man was 75 years old. He went to Waterbury about 20 years ago from Danville and took charge of the hos pital farm before the first patients were sent to that institution The funeral will be held ct Waterbury Wednesday morning. Scholarships at the U. V. M. for ex-Service Men A short course in agriculture has been arranged at tne Vermont Agri- lunula .11 vuiiinf,vvii ... will open Jan. 6 and continue six weeks. Through the State Y M C A funds are avaiable for all expenses except trave to four deserving re turned soldiers from each county in the state to attend this school. Each candidate should immediately apply to C. E. Rand or Prof. Ellenberger, Burlington, Vt. . M.D. LYSTER HURT AT THE MCLEOD MILL Morton D. Lyster, the well-known Waterford farmer, met with a bad ac Cident at the McLeod mill in St. Johnsbury Saturday morning, being caught in the window of the burned structure when attempting to cs- cape some lainng wmuers. m, j . ; i HJT.. T .... tcr was salvaging some oats from a bin where the big fire occurred about a month ago and the weight of the ice on the structure above loosened a portion of the ruins. As he heard the noise he attempted to make his escape through a window. He was caughtin the window as in a pair of pincers and rescued at once in an ucoscious codition. He was rushed to Brightlook hospital in Calderwood's ambulance and given a thorough ex amination as possible for one in his concJi'tl'Jtjvtllie , doctors do not think th?!.'- W ietertutf injuries and ex netto-&iomiVout,S afonf 1: -'frs3.,-tli.i il ilimii..MimH' "JUL" . cd. consciousness about IwQbouro al tcr the accident haplrened. Mr. Lvster's misfortunes do not come singly as on Dec1. 12, while serv incr as juryman in the .Caledonia coun ty court his WatcrfSrd home! and J farm buildings were entirely destroy i e(j oy nre at a loss 01. ?i3,uvu, Dies Suddenly at Wells River O. McKnight of Kcene, N. H., a motor car inspector for the Boston nnd Maine Railroad, died suddenly at Wells River Passenger station Tuesday afternoon. Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy. Tha body was placed in charge of Mr. Rouhan, a Woodsville undertaker, and was sent to Keene Wednesday morning. Mr. McKnight was 52 years old and is sun'ived by a wife and daughter. Important Facts About the Census CENSUS FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES ONLY The census inquiries are defined by i 0f f rnons. i " The information gathered is strrict- confldential( mado fiD by law. ! Census information can not under cil.cum!itonces bf! uscd as a basis ; f J ol. can it be uscd to " ,.,vJ . i halTO aljy person or his property. H nas notmng wmuuvei- iu uuii won oi uny Army Overcoats DYED ( j , ' j B, Black Scnd fc par. I i . ecl Post, we will return promptly, I j j . Palmer Brothers DRY CLEANERS, DYERS. 7S-B0 Eastern Avenue St. Johnsbury, Veimot BREAD LOAVES WILL BE OF UNIFORM SIZE Conference of Baners Called In Burlington Tuesday to Decide The department of weights and measures in Vermont is making a laudable effort to cooperate with fhc bakers of the state and has recently sent to all bakers a letter relative' to the size of the loaf of bread. As the last Legislature passed a law re quiring the net weight to be marked on all bread the commissioner sug gests to the bakers that it might be better to all agree on a net weight for their loaf and then raise or lower the price according to the conditions. The commissioner says that the con tinual increase of flour makes it im perative that cither the weight must be cut or the price increased, and ho calls attention to tho fact that if there was a variation in the size of the loaf the different sizes of waxed paper would have to be carried at an extra cost to the bakers. The com missioner suggests three standard sizes, one pound, l'.i pound and two pound loaves. The price of bread has already ad vanced .in Boston and with the steady increase in the price of flour it is only a question of time when the lo cal bakers vill have to charge more for their bread or else give less bread for the money. The Commissioner has held a meeting of the bakers of the state, at the New Sherwood in Burlington Tuesday to confer upon the situation and it is quite likely that a uniform loaf will be adopted throughout the state. Grand Army Will Install Officers. January 1 Chamberlain Post, No. 1, G. A. R. and the Womans Relief corps,1 No. A, will install their new elected officers at Grand Army hall in St. Johnsbury Thursday afternoon. A dinner to veterans and their famalios nnd the ladies, of tho VVomn!s. Relief . Corps f1" tJ.VTTr bv Mrs. Elizabeth II. Whcller of White River Junction, Senior yicc President of the Department of. Ver mont. The officers of Cluxmherlnin Post, will be . installed by Charles Ross of St. Johnsbury, Past Post Commanded. The regular mectlri(r of the Woman's Relief corps will be held in the evening. . ; - MARRIED. AT CALAIS Eugene H. Clousc and Miss Mar garet C. Converse were married at the home of the bride's parents in Calais -Dec. 22, the ceremony being perform ed by Rev. Dr. J .W. Hatch of Mont pelier. The couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. A. C. McKnight of East Montpelier. The double ring service was uscd and the wedding was fol lowed by a dinner. Mr. Clouse is a graduate of the University of Vermont, a post grad uate of Boston University and - ' a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He has been principal of the-Richmond high school for five years where he has made a brilliant record. Tho bride is a graduate of Mont- -pelicr Seminary'whcre she was a pop ular student and has been a success ful teacher since her graduation. The couple received jpany choice gifts and will make their home "in Richmond. Just now they are visit ing his aunt, Mrs. Henry Pease, at 34 Railroad street ,St. Johnsbury. . PI I IB Make a Good Start for the New Year You can do this by starting an account with the Wells River Savings Bunk which acts like a magnet in attracting more de posits. Now is the time. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid Wells River Savings Bank. WELLS RIVERTVT.