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THE WEEKLY CALEDONIAN
The Biffjrcst Newspaper Value for $1.50 a Year in the Stale of Vermont Published Every Wednesday Morning at St. Johnsbury.
ESTABLISHED AUGUST 8, 1837
ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY I, 1920
S3rd YEAR- NUMBER 4393
LITTLE NEW !
Witnesses lor Plaintiff Con-!
tinue Testimony and are i
Sharply Cross-ouestioncd 1
Tlic second day in tho Calodonia ,
county court at St. Johnsbury in the ,
Beck Heywood automobile case I
brought out little nmv evidence that !
was ii.t introduced at the former i
trial, tiough one new witness appear- j
nd, Allan Hunter. Tho hitter's testi-;
mony nia' net bo iidmitted us the.
Court is still considering a motion in
troduced by !cn. Sargent to have his
evidence stricken from the records.
Mrs. J. .1. Davis described how the
Heywo.nl "car passed (he team in
which die was driivnjv to St. Johns
bury just before the accident. She
.said the ehnffour did not sound his
horn und she was surprised when the
car pa ir.ed her. She said the car was
going '"st an'l that it had more than
hall' the road. As soon as she heard
the crash she not out of the team
and Philip Heck got into her team.
Mrs. Davis then described a visit ,to
the pkico about two weeks ago where
she said she hail an accidental meet
ing with Lawyer Craves. She was
sharply questioned by Cen. Sargent
(Continued on page 3)
Forty Days More of Winter
From Candlemas Dav
Monday, Feb. ?, ir. Candlemas
day and the day when the ground
hot ventures forth from his win
ter lair to see if he can see his
shadow. And if he does sen it he
tors hack to bis .h a for another
'i) days of winter. The sun shone
quite a bit tlii uu ihout the, day
and those who l ilieve in th"
old sijrns are confident that
there is plenty of winter ahead.
Hut of one tiling all are agreed
and that is that Ve'iyiontcis have
had plenty of winter behind them
nnd then some.
tvhen you start an ac
count with the Wells
River Savings Bank a
friend that will never
desert you in time of
opportunity or emer
gency. 4 Per Cent Interest
Leon II. Baxter Heads
New Teachers Society
On Jan. 22 the Public School
teachers of St. Johnsbury met at the
Aendimv. and henril thn wiinH. rf tlm
committee, previously appointed to'
draw up a constitution for a Teach
The constitution was adopted as
read and a nominating committee ap
pointed. At a meeting hel l the following
day at the same place tho nominating
committee presented their nomination
and the following officers were
President, Leon II. Baxter.
Vice Pres., Anna Stevens.
Secretary, Nellie Manchester.
Treasurer, Pauline Randal!..,
Executive Committee, Beatrice
Ranney, Marjory Criswold, Miss
Hodgkins, Josephine Lougec, Mrs.
The President then appointed the
following to serve as entertainment
committee for the fust meeting, Feb
12, Mrs. ltannsy, Miss Stevens, Miss
Jenness, Miss Tourtellotle.
The meeting was then adjourned.
Interesting Stat On
Cron Yield Given V iby
The crop report of tho
States department of Affl icultu '. !
some very interesting figures relating :
to crop yields in Vermont. They j
show that the Crecn Mountain state,
stands pretty near the head in the j
yield per acre of many of our staple ;
crops, while in the value of the crops
per acre it leads the average value
of the United States in every crop
mentioned but potatoes. j
In corn the acreage for the past j
two years is the same, .10,000, hut tlv
average yield increased from :!8 bus)-;
ids in l'JlK to ;"" bushels per acre id;
101!). There was a gain of over I
."00,000 bushels in production and the
value per acre increased from ifiit.OO
to !j;!)2.7"!. The average United
States value is .$.'12.70 per aero and
only three, stales report a larger
yield per acre than Vermont.
The showing in oats is not quite
so good. The acreage for both P.US
and 101!) was the same, 110,000, hut
the average yield per acre dropped
from 41 bushels in 1018 to :',( bushels
in 11)1!). The production of :!,!)S0,()U0
bushels was rr0,0()l bushels less than
in 1018. The value, per acre dropped
from $:.!() to $:12.40. The average
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THE WEEKLY CALEDONIAN
Rev. Dr. Milton S. Rces Do
sins His Work Here
No. Church Receives Gift COA PDI7CC rnp
of Five Hundred Dollars ' PU HULia I UK
Commercial Club Secures a
! New Industry to Employ
! 100 Women
j Announcement was made at the
! Commercial Club smoker Thursday
i night that Taubcr, Liptnn & Co., of
j New York would .- tart a shirt factory
j here at once that would employ 100
women. The announcement was re
j eeived with applause, imd when .Mr.
i Neil of Bane finished the statement
j At a business meeting of the North ,
. Congregational church Wednesday
j evening announcement was msifa tkat
Alvin W. Flint had added $r()0 to the ;
I Kate Flint Flower fund, established
; in 1807 in memoir of his sister, the
i late Kate Flint, Mr. Flint started!
; this fund with a gift of ?200, adding ;
; i?:!l)0 more in 1011. Now by tho ad-j
; dition of $500 the principal is $1000. j
: The income from this fund is used
to procure flowers for the sick in the
! church and during the years that it !
! has been established it has brought
; much cheer und happiness to many
Will St. Johnsbury Help
BOYS AND GIRLS
IN ST. JOHNSBURY
Commercial Club Makes
Special Offer in Rift
Boys and girls of Northeastern
Vermont here is a chai.ee to bring
honor to yourselves, your country,
your state and to aid your nation.
The United States Army wants to
lind three school pupils in the United
htates who can write the best essay
on " hat are the hem (its of nn en
Educate Serbians" ills,mt'nt ' the u- . Army?" The
of t::e company's plan he was imme- Those who heard Dr. Rosalie Vet'.: schools, oxcent eollciros and unive.-si-
membor of the or- : ton in her heart stirring appeal U.r ties, whether public, private, secta
; (he people ol Serbia will, we are smv , :., .. ,,.,.,.,,,,;,, Th winners
..., ,o " practical way m.iy ,.,,,, ,. 1Vm.ll0- .,,.lck
un.i.nis me res.urauon ol mat U:-. tvhito or brown or re,
Ue.ssod country. i i.,.,, ,. ,-,.,-,, i,-,.,.
uohet has been poured out fieri.;, (,, Apiil 1!, next, a hoard of judg-lo,-
lielgium and Northern France, jes consisting ol Secretary of ' War
but Serbia which has suffered equally fjakcr, Ceneral Peyton C. March and
v illi these countries has been neg- Cenei.il John .1 Ipeshin,r, ,,H11 nn.
The meeting was h
I .lolinsbui v House tea
in the St.
President Asselin in the chair. lie
sides Mr. Neil the following new
members were admitted: Clayton R.
IJond, II. II. Edwards, Fred C. Foan,
W, II. Eastman, I. C. Marshall. Lu-
Union evangelistic services will
open in St. Johnsbury Sunday under
the leadership of the widely known
1 . .
yield per acre. .,., N. Y. Mrs. Uce.s comes with him hwak St Johnsbur' m 1,10 "".
Rrown, Illuc or Black. Send by Par
cel Post, we will return promptly.
DRY CLEANERS, DYERS.
78-80 Eastern Avenue
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
In barlev Vermont's yield per acre
I was exceeded by only five states and
only four states had a larger value
per acre. Vermont's yield per acre
i and value per acre were nearly twice
that of the United States. Vermont
incrased her acreage of barley i,i
l!)t!) a thousand acres over 1!)1S, re
porting 11,000 acres under cultivation
hut the average yield per acre drop
; pod from tji-17.4:. to $15, while the. av
i erage value throughout the United
States was only $27.01.
I Only one state in the Union ex
j cceded Vermont in its yield of buck-,
j wheat per acre, while Vermont's
j value per acre exceeded that of any
other slate. Thouli the acreage
; dropped from 10,000 to !),()IK) in 101!),
j the average yield per acre increased
four bushels from 21 to 2". With a
: thousand acres !ss under cultivation
Hho-fuvmers of -the-slits- increased
I their production l.'i.UOn bushels, the
j 1010 yield being 225,000. The value
! per acre increased from $3:l.i0 to'
. $42..ri0, while the average value
j throughout tha United States was
With only 1,000 acres of rye under
cultivation Vermont's average yield
per aero was 17 bushels as against
12',i bushels average yield through
out the United States. The value per
(Continued on Page Three)
IT DIDfJ'T COST
A young couple was standing outside
of the store looking- in the window. The
wife remarked, "Geo. why don't you get a
new suit?" He replied, "I tell you I can't
afford to pay from $15 to $50 for a decent
A few days later he DID come and get
just what he wanted in a good all wool suit
and paid only $30.
Did you realize yon can get a suit at
that low figure?
300 Suits to select from.
"Ipswich" Black Hose
353 pair $1.00
A few $1.89 Gray Sweaters
Men's Working Shirts, 14 to 17
' BUY NOW
W. A. TAPLIN,
On the Hill
The Store with One Price to All.
to lead the chorus choir and will also
II,. !)... . lw. .imn .1 Li:.,., ol Ikn
age of I I ami joined the church at : PW? y SaPt.
that time. After making the most ol
his opportunities at school he enter
ed the ministry. His six years as a
pastor were marked by notable ac
cessions to the church, and his special
illness for a wider held in evangel
ism was so marked that he soon gave
up his time exclusively for this work, i
He is a man ol broad culture, hus
traveled extensively in America, and
made three tours to Europe and the
There is nothing sensational about
Dr. Rces. He never UaOs slang, but
in pure English presses home the
truth with great power. His meet
ings for men are rotable and his
t.tudy in many landr gives him a
thorough understanding of meit ttiwi
Dr. Itees has conducted campaigns
in our largest cities, including fJfw
York, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Buf
falo, etc. In the Brooklyn combina
tion he had 10,000 church members
and T5.000 Y" M C A members. He
has labored with some of the strong
est churches and 4host prominent
pastors in this country. He has been
with same pastors five times. Has
conducted eight campaigns in seven
years in Boston. Every year he re
turns to fields where he ,haM previous
ly labored. Among the converts in
his services are many leading men,
lawyers, bankers, physicians, college
professors, and other leading profes
sional and business men. Hut his
preaching and appeal are so simple
and direct as to reach equally all men
and he has special power with the
Mrs. Rces, who will conduct the
music, is a native of New Yolk, and
from her earliest childhood was a
student of music, and after her grad
uation she became a tcachor. She
became a member of the church early
in life, and soon became active in
Christian work, not only as an organ
ist and leader of music, but in the
spiritual part as well. After her mar
riage ti Dr. MiUon S. Recs, she has
, man i.,aiin. i no secretary announced iciieii. Mie is so remote am tho : nni,M i. ihn ,,..,;. ; :......;i
Ithat a banquet would be held in con- newspapers do not have much to sny ; world the names of tl,i"lhrw hns
nection with tho annual meeting in I about her. j 0l. Rjris ,vl0 on -o, 1020 wrote
I .March, and that an invitation had j It must not be forgotten that, the best essay.
, been extended to Cov. Calvin Cool- this gallant little countrv blocked the 1 The prizes''
I.I.... l. fUrt nimtt l II, ..Int. nn r 1 ... . ! 1
",; L,,v- k "- vii iiqiuiiin aiivance on mo east as i.ei- well, here tliev are.
gium did on the west. . j The United States government of-
We owe her an equal debt, though: fers a gold medal, suitably engnived,
this obligation has been as yet, but to the winner of the first prize; silver
poorly recognized. medal, suitably engraved, to the win-
Serbia has lost about one-third of i nor of the second prize, bronze medal,
her population in the war. Is it not I suitably engraved, to the winner of
worth our while to show our our re-; the third prize,
cognition of the great debt we owe
her by helping those who' still reriialn
thh occasion. Owing to the legis
lative duties Gov Coolidge had in
formed the representative of the
Commercial Club that saw him at the
Iloslon State- House that ho could
tho United States 'is $21.12 and unusually per.Wc evangelist, j no1 c0 th"t.1timer l,,ut hc f"0
four states report a larger ;kev. Dr. Milton S. Iteos, of Koches- somewhat hopetully ol being able o
Speijll 111 3L. .J UllltSIUll J 111 HIV fill I'
.Secretary Stone announced that the j alivft to ,.C8tabli8h themselves and
industrial history of St. Johnsbury, j t thj(i bmyc iule ks
W. 11. Young,
would soon be printed and that a
canvass of the business men would be
made for subscriptions to this most
President Asselin then presented
STgt. Furrcll of the. publicity de
partment of the United States aimy
and the purpose of his address and
the action of the Commercial Club
upon his proposition W given else
where in this paper.
Mr. Neil of Harre was next intro
duced, oprcsonting Tauber, Upton &
Co., of New York City. Mr. Neil
said he represented a concern that
had many factories in the eastern
states and that there were now live
in Vermont. The zln.grst of these
A very practical opportunity is now
offered to assist in this splendid work.
Dr. Morton has brought with her to
this country sixty Serbian boys to be
educated along agricultural lines that
they may go back and help re-build
their country. Most of them are sur
vivors of that teriible "modem march
to the sea" so thoroughly depicted
hv Hi-. Mni-lnn in wWh 70.000 of
Serbia's finest bovs lost their lives tl school pupils of this town who
through cold and exposure. Nine of j compete. Scrgt. Favrell who is epec
the boys are now at Vail School at mlly detailed to work with . Scrgt.
! Lyndon Center in Lyndonville. The T1, m"a0" C"B.'RC - 1
Dnrlor unncn s to the nco- 'v'"K '"
pie of Vermont to help edu
cate these promising young men.
Tuition is everywhere given free to
In addition, three beautiful silver
cups, suitably cngmved, will be pre
sented to the winners by Secretary
Baker to be carried back home by
them as prizes for the .school they
Northeastern Vermont, is in the
Albany recruiting district and this
district offers , a sterling sit vet' - cup
for the best fcKsay received frbm! . n
school in this district.' " . ; V',
And even more, the St. 'Johnsbury
Commercial Club with' its .usual pa
triotic spirit at it,s meeting laist night
night appropriated $20 for prizes for
decided to start a factory here as
soon as possible and that it was
their intention to employ 1()0V hands,
mostly women. The pay would be
as good as the company could afford
to 'give. '.Beginners would start with
a certain, price for piece work which
would advance automatically as their
skill increased He said ho was com-
vvnu in T?ii4Imi'1 w1iiin 100 Knnitj ivpi'o
'employed He'saio' tllircompahy hadTtcm, but clotmtnjtfnd botuM must b
provided until they cun 'findr; work to
help themselves along. What; better
way could there be of 'showing that
Serbia's great sacrifices are appre
ciated by a powerful and wealth
ntly than for America to help in this
The fund is now started. Contribu
tions will be gratefully received at
F. B. Richards, Chairman.
A. F. Stone,
W. A .Ricker,
l'Mgar R. Ilrown
C. A. Shields.
ing here to live and menage the con- j the Caledonian Oflice or by any of the
cern and that the factory was coming
to stay Tauber, Lipton & Co., had
no stock for sale and they demanded
no concessions, hut if the municipal
ity wanted to exempt their industry
for n period of years such action
would be greatly appreciated. He said
almost every one of the 2.", cities and
towns where their plants were located
had done this, and some had done
more than that. ' Ho said the factory
would be soon ready for production
and he hoped the members of the
Commercial Club would visit it and
cooperate with him in building up a
new industry In St. Johnshury.
After the applause that followed
Mr. Neil's announcement had
Fifty Club Meet with Mr?.
V. A. Brown Saturday
taken an important part in
A very enjoyable meeting of the
"50 Club" was held at the pleasant
home of Mrs. W. A. Brown, Saturday.
Notwithstanding the bitter ' cold,
nearly all the members were 'present,
one coming from Watcrford, It was
died i the first meeting in the new year nnd
away L. N. Smythe said he was pleas- j the first time the club had met with
cd to know that Mr. Neil hail decided Mrs. Brown. The usual exercises of
to come here. He believed that thei the meeting were enjoyed, with read
town could well afford to exempt this : ings and recitations by different
new industry as the Hooker property j members of the club. A delicious
that ttliev would occunv was now va ' supper was served at fi o'clock and
work; and from the beginning of hi
she has been the
!S ! cant and' as a vacant building was the evening spent socially with 'TiOO'
! taxed at about $10 a year.
eyangensuc wo,K sne nas ore, , ,,rasi,,cnt A:,;(.in ,,dnded those,
chorus lender and soloist, and ha , ,.. t (h vnvemuri. meet-
it raveled with him in the United ; . .. rnmmnliut chlh t, ...... !
, i mi; ii nt V"iii i 1 iv 1 x-
voted to call special town und village
as usual for those who cared to play.
States an1 abroad. She has not only
led largo rhoirs and congregations in
song, but lias had charge of the mu
sic in summer assemblies. Mrs. Reo.s
is an enthusiastic and inspiring lo.vd-
j or of music, and is very helpful in
j the inquiry room and in other parts
of her husband s work.
The churches uniting in this series
of meetings arc the Methodist, Bap
tist, Advent, North and Solith Con
gregational and the meetings will be
held in the South church. Next Sun
! day morning there will be a union
service at Grace Methodist church
and Dr. Rces will begin his labors by
an address at tho Globe theatre Sun
day afternoon at H o'clock. This will
be a meeting for the men only. Se
tt range meeting was held Tuesday
meetings to exempt this concern, but j evening. Voted to have n lecture
that this was postponed until after j course this year and all school child
Mr. Neil had closed the trade here fori ren of district school age should be
I his factotry. Now that this had been i admitted free if accompanied by
wcomplished I'resifieni Assenn sam parents, a mixed degree team is now
steps would be taken to have the Tau
ber, Lipton Company exempted for a
period of years, and he hoped every
member of the Commercial Club
would attend these meetings nnd votftt
The business of the meeting having
been completed tho president then
introduced the speaker of the even
in progress. Lecturerers program
consisted of discussion of question,
Will it be better for farmers when
prices are lower? led by Clark Row-,
oil, darence Caldwell r.nd lecturer.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Warden were
guests at Paul Morrison's Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Strobridge
ing. Judge Frank L. Fish. The latter ( ,ave a baby boy born Tuesday. Con-
gave a most eloquent and instructive ; gratuiations,
address on the "Little Giant", Step
hen A. Douglas of Vermont. The
ginning Sunday evening there will , WM a compi.chensive and
bo services at the South church every
! evening except Saturday evening at
7.50 and Tuesday nnd Wednesday
there will be afternoon meetings for
everybody at " o'clock. Thursday
afternoon the meeting will be for the
women and Friday afternoon at 4
o'clock there will be a meeting for the
young people and children.
Only One Clear Reed to Sueeeii.
No unwilling worker ever yet
neiiicvod crent weens, for men only
succeed where they think deeply, work
eranhic review of the 20 years be
fore our Civil War and the speaker.
brought into it the great part played
by all the leaders of that period It
was one of the greatest addresses
that the organization has ever heard
and Judge Fish was warmly congrat
ulated at the close
Hon. Roger W. Ilurlbunl of Hyde
Park w.ls called upon, but said he
must be excused from making a
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Morrison and
daughter, Sarah, were guests at Milo
Mr. and Mrs. 1). A. Blain were in
Bradford Saturday to look at some
registered Jersey's purchasing a bull
iind heifer calves.
Mrs. George Blatn returned to Itrict's entry.
Tilton, N. H., Wednesday after a ten j Ask your father or your brother' to
days' visit in town, jtell you something about our new,
Mrs. Jennie Bailey was a guest at j democratic peace time aimy. If they
troduccd to the Commercial club
meeting by President Asselin At the
St. Johnsbury House .lust night.
Scrgt. Fariel,lJ,bri,efly.,cAplained tU
nation-wide "conlc-it' upiong the chil- '
rfi'en of the public school for compet
ing for prizes for -.an essay on the
United States army recruiting,
' Scrgt.4 Pdrrell said the cities and
towns of the country were giving d
ttitional prizes to the schoat children ,
in their own community and .hoped
that St. Johnsbury eould do the same.
It waa then voted that the Commer
cial Club npprpriate. u sum notjto ex
ceed $20 for three prizes for cwajya
by St. Johnsbury school children.
President Asselin appointed J; A.;Da
vis, P. F. Hazen and Arthur F ,Stne
a committee to arrange for tho prjzes
and the. other details of the contest.
The contest is under the auspices
of the Wur Department but the news
paper, Come Back, the official, organ
of the Walter Recti Hospital in
Washington, asked permission to
purchase the prizes. This permission
was granted and the rchool chiloren
arc really competing for prizes that
Wore provided by maimed and injur
ed soldiers now at Walter Reed hos
pital. There is no age limit in this contest
and the little seven year old girl in
Santa Rnrhara, California, has tho
same chance of winning a prize as
has the 10 year old higlx,schpoi hoy
Nmv York stat. h-
.i i -r - i
uio iiuninei ui f.i -r4 Hvi .-'-;
Vermont has, yet; . I' m i el ,ffr-
dticing winners in f-thaTStifcvj,
is exactly the same. ';',
Essays' will be written in the chfa
rooms on Friday, Feb 20, V.m, trom
notes if desired.
No essay will be more than 400
' words in length. . ,
Pencil, or pen and ink, may be used,
but. the essay will be written on only,
one side of the sheet.
: Essays will be judged strictly on a
basis of (1) originality, (2) expres
sion, (.'!) sincerity.
Each school will be the judge of its
own product The principal of each
school will appoint a board of three
judges to select one essay as the en
try from his school. He will then
forward the entry, not later than
Feb. 27, 11)20, to the army recruiting
station nearest his school. .
The District recruiting officer Will
appoint a board of three judges to
pass on the essays submitted by the
schools of his district. One will ,be
selected as the best' and will be for
warded to Washington as the Dis-
James Blain's Tuesday.
Paul and Charles Choate have been
having bronchitis. . .
Mrs. Mary Fans and Adelphm tar-
do not know write to the St. Johns
bury recruiting station for literature.
It may mean a free trip to Wash-
speech, but he did Want to express
the great pleasure afforded him ' of l i t went Friday to spend the winter ington for your mother and you'- and
hearing such a masterly address and in Massachusetts. sv medal for yourself and a beautiful
of rcceivine- so much infnrni.'ilion Mis. D. A Blain ;.in! Alburton ..m f i-ntir sphnnl nnrl vou'll be en-.
cheerfully und rejoice ut the success upon the ffrcat t'oi-mative period of were callers at James Blain's Wed- vied by millions of children It's a
of what they are worklug at. the ation, nesdayi chance of iifetime
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