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Tiuu; sdiiy mum the doctors of st.
Johnsbury were called together by
District Health Officer, Victor V.
Gonjffi for the purpose of talking over
and finding out the be', method of
checking the epidemic of ' so-called
"grippe," which has now become !
quite serious. I
At this meeting all methods of
llflnrllhln 1 hf miirl.tm!. u..i... .... w. t'l ill., i
considered but it was derided that
tine of the'tow n v.as ,'.ot advisable
and would not be ..flleient. The mn-
jority of cases in this epidemic-are so
mild that they do not have medical
attention many of them are about
town when they are coughing and
sneezing. THIS IS THE PERIOD
WHEN THE DISEASE IS MOST
IJEADILY TRANS M 1TTED.
Therefore, less than 50 per cent
of the cases would he affected by
strict liUaiantinc of the individual at
the time when quarantine would be
most cs sential. The closing of nil pub
lic meetings was considered only a
half way measure which would do lit
tle good, inasmuch as so many mild
cases arc up and about that the dis
ease would be spread unless ovci-y-l
thing, including all places of business
were closed. This would mean a
los." to th'J town out of nil proportion
to the gain. It was decided however,
that the whole matter could be more
efficiently handled through the coop
eration of the public through mak
ing ever;: individual realize the dan
ger of tho disease
The following facts are therefore
brought to the public's attention by
The nost contagious period of the
disease is in its early tage, from the
1st. to t'le 3rd day.
i ou uiny nave mo ui.-Ti.se in a very
mild form but may transmit it in a
very virulent form.
If you are coughing or sneezing
you are indangering the health or
even life of all those with whom you
come in contact. ,It is your duty
therefore if you have' "a slight cold"
to Ifo home and stay until you have
If you see anyone who shows signs
of having a cold it is your duty to
yourself, and to the public, to tell
tllV ftOr.0-tlut be-or she m undun-
ecvincr the health of many by bein
about, a'nd that the 'place for them
is at home. School teachers have been
instructed to send home all children
who show signs of having a cold.
Managers of theaters have been in
structed to ask anyone who is cough
ing or asieezing to- leave the theatre.
FOR THOSE WHO II AVE THE
"GRIPPE" OR SHOW SIGNS OF
EVEN . A SLIGHT COLD, lr.
Gcnge gives the following advice.
If you arc coughing or sneezing go
homu and stay at home, for you arc a
menace to your neighbor. While, you
may have a very mild case you may
transmit it in a very virulent form,
and thus indirectly may bo the cause
of anothcrs serious sickness, or even
their death. Do you feel that you
can take this responsibility?
Do not sneeze or cough without
covering the nose and mouth with a
Do not use public drinking cups or
For everyone, avoid, as far as pos
sible fatigue, worry, or excessive ex
posure to cold or dampness.
Keep yourself physically fit Get
plenty to cat, and plenty of rest, and
nil the fresh air and exercise possible.
IT IS THOUGHT THAT WHEN
THE SERIOUSNESS OF THIS
NMATTER IS FULLY REALIZED
$Y THE PUBLIC. EVERY INDI
VIDUAL WILL RE WILLING TO
GIVE HIS OR HER MOST
HEARTY COOPERATION. THIS
IS THE ONLY WAY THAT THE
EPIDEMIC CAN BE CHEKED, Dr.
Forty-two Prizes Offered
for Essays on U. S. Army
The St. Johnsbury Commercial club
in cooperation with Scrgt. Tomling
sun, haTe arranged the details of the
c.-sny contest among the school chil
dren upin the advantages of joining
the United States army anil an
nounces that 42 prizes are available
in this contest. Twelve of these wilj I ..
be assigned to the public schools and
div ided pmong the rural schools, the
fifth and sixth guided and the Junior
High school. Ten prizes will be allot
ted to ttc Academy, 10 to the Con
vent school und 10 to the boys paro
chial school. Tho best essay from
each of these four schools will be
entitled to the Commercial Club cash
prizes and tho winner of the first
pm will have their essay sent on to
Albany, N. Y., to compete for the
All essays must be written by Feb.
20 mid the details of the contest and
awarding of the prizes aif left with
the heads of the four schools above
mentioned. The youn people are al
ready becoming much interested in
the contest and sonic excellent es
toy: may be anticipated.
ELKS BALL j
j Nearly 150 Couples Enjoy
evening ol Rare Pleasure
A brilliant social event was the
third annual bjill of th. St. Johnsbury
lodge, No. l.'S l-1! Renevolent Protective I
Order of Elks, held Friday night at '
the St. Johnsbury Armory. Nearly
i ."e huiulrcd and lifty couple enjoyed
L Th.e 1,.a11 wl!s V1?11'1 '"tcd
I Hundreds ot yards ol purple and
The hall was prettily
Hundreds of yards of
l white crepe paper the official color
of Elkdom was used in making
.streamers from the Central chander
liers and a border of nurple and while
extended around the hall.
Purple and white drapings were
used over the lights. All about the
hall were hung shields with the offi
cial Elks head and banners with the
letters I!. I'. O. E. The orchestra i cd at the March meeting. It proved
stage located in the center of the hall I to u vath(1,. tamu il)rair after all,
was draped with purple and white . . , . . . .
crepe paper. j w,tn onl' ollu c"tcst "' one "idiot,
In one corner of the ball was an j the contest landing Walter S. Russell
attractively decorated booth from i n candidate for overseer of the poor
which punch was served to the danc- ! by a large majority. . The caucus
ers throughout the evening. Four j organized by choosing David E. Por
pretty girls attended to the wants of j ter chairman and Preston E. May,
the dancers. They were Gladys j clerk and the following officers were
Welch, Mary Drouin, Genevieve Mc- ! placed in nomination:
Lachlin and Dorothy Follansby. j Moderator, David E. Porter.
The festivities started with a grand I Clerk, Charles G. Braley.
march led by Past Exalted Ruler V. !
A. Richer and Mrs. Kicker. Dr. W. A.
Gage, chairman of the dance commit- '
tee anil Mrs. Gage, were second in j
line followed by the officers and I
dance committee and their partners. j
After circling the hall and receiv- !
ing dance orders the party started off
with a dreamy waltz played by IJui
roughs' orchestra which served music
par excellence throughout the even
ing. There was a wide variety of
selections from the p.isionate love
songs of Spain to the jazzy Ukulele
dances of Hawaii, the popular song
hits of the day and "peppery" har
mony written to put life into a wood
en man and send him cavorting over
the dance floor in an ecstasy of de
light. "More, more" was tho con
stant appeal of the dancers and en
core after encore was given every
number with a generosity that worked
the musicians to their limit of power.
But they wore a happy smile so long!
as the dancers enjoyed tncmseivcs.
An attempt to revive the Port- j
land Fancy found all the old timers:
pushed aside by the modern dance
throng and this number was changed '
to a waltz.
The appearance of Miss Billie Mar-,
tin and Bert Weston, dance artists j
of the Keith circuit, who came here I
specially from New York proved a-j
decided hit. They are wonderful pro-
fessional dancers and gave an exhi-1
hition that was of the very highest '
class of modern dancing and also j
some acrobatic. stunts that were
startling. They gave four numbers
that were greatly enjoyed. !
At the stroke, of 11 tho lights were
lowered and the usu-d rites of the ;
mystic hour of Elkdom was observed.
Exalted Ruler Fred Kollcy declaimed
with impressive effect the 11 o'clock
During the waltz "Blowing Bub
bles" scores of balloons came sailing
down onto the dancers and were eag
erly caught and saved as souvenirs.
Fred Fredo gave a musical song and
dance sketch which drew some luugh
and was entertaining.
At intermission luncheon was sew
ed in the dining hall by the ladies jot
Ilrightlook Hospital Aid Association
and a coodlv sum was realized for
the benefit of tho hospital
It was after 2.-15 a. m. when! the
final dance left the dancers tired but
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L'rown, Uluc or L'luck. Scud by Par
cel Post, we will return promuftly.
DRY CL LANE US, DYKRS.
78-80 Eastern AveuJ
'ti i JVilK.
ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY IS, 1920
BUTTERFLIES ARE OUT
The following i from our Lunen
On Saturday, the Mth, an iin
umiuI valentine was received by
your correspondent, when Elwyn
Kimball brought a large brown
butterfly which he found clinging
to the barn on the II. E. Kimball
farm and the same day Albert
Cray brought a lemon grown by
Mrs. Gray in her window garden
which nieasui'- 12 by 14 inches.
Spring is o way to Lunen
Nearly 21)0 voters, including half a
dozen ladies, gathered in the St.
Johnsbury Town hall Saturday after
noon to nominate officers to be elect-
Treasurer, Charles G. Braley.
Constable, M. G. Garfield.
Collector, M. C. Garfield.
Selectman for three years, Charles
Auditor for three years, Guy W.
Lister for three years, B. K. Graves
Town Grand Juror, Charles A.
Town Agent, J. Rolf Seniles.
School director for three years, Dr.
W. G. Richer.
Overseer of the Poor, Walter S. i
Road Commissioner, A. F. Law-
re nee. j
Mr. Lawrence was nominated for
selectman, but declined to serve, slat- j
ing that his position had been slated
in the columns of the Caledoniau
Kccord. Fred S. Harriman was nom
inated as. one of the candidates for
"verseeiy but stated that he was not
a candidate for this position. In
nominating Dr. Kicker for school di
rector Charles A. Shields spoke of the
faithful and satisfactory work Dr.
flicker had accomplished on the board
The onjy candidate receiving a nom
ination by ballot was Mr. Russell.
The first ballot was declared void and
the official ballot resulted as follows:
Whole number votes cast
Necessary for a choice
Walter S. Russell
Conrad F. Beck
F. S. Harriman
And Mr. Russell was declared the
nominee of the caucus.
Midnight Fire In
At seven minutes before midnight
the alarm was rung from liox '17 in
the heart of the Railroad street busi
ness district of St. Johnsbury and
hJl the automobile trucks were
ipickly in Ironl-of the shoe shop of
Ferdi..and J. Naleau at 78 Railroad
street where thcie was a lively blaze
in the cellar. The hose was soon laid
and tho blaze extinguished, though
not before some damage had been
done on the floor and partitions. The
store was insured through the' Craw
ford Ranney Agency and it is not
known how the fire started.
Courage to Save
Many people are so
tempted to keep up
with style and luxury
that they soon get in
the rut of needless ex
travagrance. Have the
courage to save it is
for your own financial
good that we say
Start an account with
the Wells Kiver Sav
4 Per Cent Interest
IN MANY YEARS
Little or No Bituminous
Coal in Sight and Bins arc
Northca.-trrii Vermont is facing
the most serious coal shortage in
years. Even the trying times of two
years ago and during the war arc not
as bad as now conponls this part
of the State. There is coal enroute
but when it will reach here is :i rnh-
lcm owing to tho continued storms or ,,)01(' n11'" 1' tl,L' I''K'on, most of
and the fact that the lailroads take I w,1,);" saw thrilling service on the
such coal as they need. I battlefields in tho Great War, have
Eight of the la;gest business i lodged themselves to make this
blocks in St. Johnsbuiy, which are i tlu'il- f"'st s0('ial event -one that
heated with soft co il, have fuel ' Northeastern Vermont will long re
enough for less than i week and with ; u"i,J'!'-
no new supply in sight. A carload of ! At tnu regular meeting of the Le
soft coal which came to Menut & j K'lon Tuesday, night some live-wire
Parks yesterday helped relieve the i committees were appointed to look
situation teinporaiilv. I fter the affair and to make the
E. T. & 11. K. Ide Company have arrangements. The money received
been trying for several days to get a ! fl'oln l,1" K,lst,'r 1a" will be the nu
shipment of ten cars of bituminous ! c'u'us of a iuml wilh which tlu! Anl"
coal but thev have as vet received no j erican Legion hoys hope to establish
assurance tliat it will he sent. Thev i a permanent home in St. Johnsbury.
have, secured .shipment of 11 cars of
hard coal but it is uncertain when
this will arrive.
All up and down the Passumpsic
division of the Boston & Maine the
situation is the same. House holders
who believed they had placed enough
coal in their bins for the winter find
the severe weather has burned up
their supply so that they will have
to have an additional ton or so.
Where this supply will come from is
Thursday night at Bargain's alleys
Team No. I defeated Team No. ." in
the Fairbanks league for big pins, the
score being 18!M to 1771. The high
string was rolled by G. Home and
was 201, he also getting the high to-
t.'d of !)il
Following is the score:
TEAM NO. 4
A. W. Dean 11!) MC. 1(!7 4C.2
W. A. Dimick ICS 1S2 .107 457
G. Howe 201 180 180 f.fit
Tripp 11.! 1.-.5 ll:i -ill
Total ;: . (;;:! 507 1801
' ' TtjAM NO. S
M. H. Starr 150 121 l:!7 417
W. H. Cox 107 171 1.-.0 507
K. Kirk 12 1.'!:! 125 :!82
R. James 1 II !;.", Kit 4(i8
Total 021 51)1 502 1771
Jnhn W TiienmMlhcm
John W. Titcomb, now of Albany.
N. Y and the first superintendent of j hi" services. He subsequently sold the
the United States Fish Hatchery, at ! farm, and the hearing was for the
St. Johnsbury, recently spoke at the I purpose of an accounting to deter
Malone Fish and Game club banquet. I mi w how much is due the sons for
In speaking of the Malone club's good j the benefit of their bankrupt estates,
fortune in securing his presence tho It was discovered on the hearing
Malone Telegram says: State Fish! Hint there is a dwelling house on the
Cultuiist Titcomb is widely known as i farm that was built by a sister-in-one
of the ablest fish experts in the ! law of one of the brothers which was
United States and his talk is sure io ! ot. included in the deed given by the
be of much interest and value along ! defendant and the condition of the
the line of work which thee lub
so successfully carrying forward. The
"Mr. Titcomb was for many years
connected with the department of
fisheries at Washington and was also
State fish cultuiist in one of the New
Kngland States before his services
were secured in a similar capacity
for New York State. The ,roorl work
which he has done while head of the!
department at Albany is too well
known to require extended mention
There are some people who have no
time to worry about the danger of a
Bolshevik revolution, as they are
devoting their entire attention to get-
ling a 4 per cent beer bill declared j land, coming to Gould with his par
constitutioiml. I nts at the age of 15 years.
For Friday and Saturday
The remainder of our Winter Hats to go at
$1.98, $2.98 and $3.98.
E. P. & H.
(il Railroad Street
! AMERICAN LEGION
! TO GIVE AWAY
I FORD AUTOMOBILE
Plans Made for Bis Easter
Ball at St. Johnsbury
A brand new Ford touring car is
to be given away at the first Grand
Easter Hall given by the St. Johns
bury Post of the American Legion on
Monday evening, March 2!th at the
Armory. The one bun 1; ed-and fifty
and will now try to raise money
enough tho buy one of them. Along
with other New England cities and
town:; the war veterans believe they
should have a place where they can
assemble for rest and recreation and
where they can invite visiting mem
bers of the Legion.
Sargent. Bros.' orchestra will fur
nidi music at the ball and there will
be a concert by home talent.
The committees in charge! of the af
fair are: Ball, Cailyle L. Sargent,
chairman; Webb Ratchcldcr, Earl
Clark, Edward Hudson. Advertising:
Kenneth Kirk, Charles Creascr and
Raymond Leonard. ,
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v ol,I1l OUIl
; AdjoUl'IIS Term
j Caledonia county court adjourned
Wednesday until June after one of
the longest and liveliest sessions in
many years. Judge Fish turned his at
tention to the hearing of chancery
cases and heard the case of Harry E.
Clapp vs. Fred S. Woods. Th
hearing took all tlav Wednesday uni
as continued on Thuv. dny un'il Frir
j " ,
' The-defendant arsons of the lit
Arthur P. Clapp. Their father die
!.'... , .
; . "A, . "t '""er;
UlVUnilllU MU1IU l I. IM, 11V IU1 111 .V1I
agreement that he would deed back
the farm to tho defendant as well
as the personal property, or an agree
ment that he would deed back to
deV.mlant undertook to
pay. t he
.and was to be compensated for
i,si title of the place caused a nait in mc
case until Friday.
Murdo McLean Dies
at Age of 86 Years
I Murdo McLean died Sunday morn
I ing in St. Johnsbury at the age of
i 80 years. He had been in feeble
I i'e"mi 10'- 'ome time. lie. nail maue
,,is iv-'mc lu""r the past ten years
v.ith his two sons here, John
Funeral services were held at the
l omo of Norman McLean at 0 o'clock
Ilonday morning. The two sons left
with the remains for Gould, P. CJ., of
which tovi Mr. McLean was one of
the pioneers. He was born in Scot-
Send 15 of Dr. Rees
Sermons to Friends
For Only 25 Cents
In view of the fine
which thq publication
Bees' sermons are having we are
making a special offer this week
to those who wish to get the vital
messages contained in these rt.r.
inons to friends and relatives
who are uiutble to attend the
The Dr. Roes Evangelistic cam
paign will continue for two weeks
more after this week. This makes
a total of fifteen more sermons
ho will preach. We will mail to
any i ddress in the United States
the Caledonian-Record for ilie
next 15 days at a total expense
of 2o cents.
Dr. Iices and the St. Johnsbury
clergymen have several time
publicly congratulated us upon
our fine work in printing his
sermons. We reach close to 10,(100
readers daily, while he is able to
talk to less than l.mio a day.
His message is too important and
serious to be confined to the walls
of the chinch. He is anxious to
get the message back to those
who are unable to attend. You
can aid him and you can do a fine
religious work by sending his
message, to relatives and friends.
Leave the name and address of
the persons you wish to have
papers sent to with Rev. Mr.
Richards at the Rees meetings
or at the Caledonian-Record of
fice. Forty-five person-- availed
themselves of this offer at the
Dr. Rees meeting last night.
More were received over the tele
phone and at our office today.
Hand you list of names in to
ON RED CROSS
Five Thousand Contributors
Showed Their Apprecia
tion of Red Cross Work
i ,, . ..-..,. ,. tu t.if ,.e
L L'"vtt1l t "l ?7 V?r t i,
' Jo hnsbwl? 110,1 nCr T '
on Thursday and small sums are still
coming-in.-- - ' -f
. lTrKi lcvl?T " lut
' , about 5000 tags, and that means that
" W-cat many people helped to make
. , Ail 1 1 A
1!,1t,0 of.t,U! leopl nml not a con-
'Uinuiioii iroiii u lew iii'iivnuuut.
The. box from the Fairbanks Com
pany contained the gencraus sum of
The Academy students under the
supervision of Mrs. J. A. Davis gave
Several young ladies had fine suc
cess on the street and about the
stores. Miss Fannie Seeley leading
with .?5:i in her box.
Many words of appreciation of the
work of the Red Cross came to the
One feeble old lady stopped a can-
j vasser on the street and asked Are
you one of those women with the
! cards with the Red Cross on them? I
j want to buy one, I'm poor enough,
j God knows but I want to give a little
i to the Red Cross. I shall never forget
be thankful enough to the Red
for what they did for my fam
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THE PECK COMPANY
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
83rd YEAR- NUMBER 1395
MEETINGS T )0
GOOD & YO
Dr. Rees Attacks Position
i Those Who Stand Alooi
From Real Religion
j Jesus was on his last journej
j Jerusalem, and passed through J
jcho. He "passed through'' und
; not come back. There were doubt'
many in that city who, if they k'
. of his presence, though', it might
sibly be good for the blind mun,
j he. had no meaning to them. St
; St. Johnsbury: there are many v
j think these revival meetings may
j good for the "down and out ma.
hut, for themV Oh, no. Yet is th
one in this town who would not
, blessed by "meeting Jesus" in th
I meetings, as some have done?
' And there was a man named Z
j cheus who was chief of the pu
I cans, and he was rich. "Promin
I people" followed Christ, as alwi
j For Christ lias commanded the hi'
j ago and disciplcship of many of
I keenest intellects, thcnoblcst chars :
! ers, the most efficient in act
among men. Think of such men i
Joseph of Arimathca, Saul of Tars
Sir Isaac Newton, Christopher C
umbus. Cromwell, the Duke of W'
lington, Washington, Patrick Hen
nearly all th c signers of the Decla
tion of Independence and the from
of the Constitution; Franklin, CI
I Webster, and the immortal Line
j etc., etc. The best people on wh
I th'i sun has ever shone are th,
I who have joined the company of i
I followers of Jesus Christ,
j A nd hi; sought to see Jc; ;
j and could not for the press
was, and could not lor the press,,!,,
cause he was little of stature. T
press to see Jesus continues, and v
continue more and more, for not o) '
in this land, but in all lands- tl
are stretching out their hands, a
with uplifted faces fiilled with
pectancy, they are crying out "
would see Jesus." If the whole co
(Continued on pago four)
ily while sick wilh the flu."
Another lady who lost husband ;
children during the epidemic, ultho
straightened circumstances gav; 1
as u gift of gratitude to the Red Cr
for timely assistance.
One of the best Matures of t
good many people ii.-ked cjucsth
about the work of tho Red Cross
conducted today. To these pcoplo
j would say come to the Red .Crf
j rooms 'fn Tuesday, there reports j.
given and you may find much to
If you cannot do tha'., read the K
Cross notes in the Caledonian-1
RED CROSS NOTES
A special business meeting of t
Red Cross will he held at the rnO)
in the Pythian Wock on Tuesday i.
Icmoon at 4.15. Reports from t
Tag Hay, new linos of work to
opened will ho discussed. Miss Van
will speak of the work of the cxci
tive secretary and the cooperation
the various societies in town.
The executive board will meet
the home of Mrs. David S. Conant,
Church street on Tuesday moriii
- jFeb. 17, at 10 o'clock.
For Better Walls
Ceilings " Partitions
5ujpi?ri!lnjT Nlh, plaster, slcc! and wood
Why repair, rcfinish, remodel or
build in the old way when you can
j;ct better rcsnlut wilh BEAVER
BOARD i the genuine) at the same
cost or lews?
Qiml'tly n;i!if'I willi'titt tlirl or filter.
11'. . ,,(.!, i- unit nd t ir" rrlirdifts lu n MirrrUintr
PI cr-'tnin-yciwl n rr!"l.
Monry itt lrM:rlin:.
t)nf(M'tfl Ity clmnprft in hnniMi'r
f-iirlVco-vMiIH nml ni.tr i by exclusive process.
Knelt of hfinnt vH front wotecterl.
5tlrtrt vhit! r-pnt':a f ilrr nil through.
nbnchrfirH:r trrafwl for riittitytMrenath find
wilh any woik,