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V ESTABLISHED AUGUST
IM CT I nKTPIlT1
ill 01. J. 1101 111 V I
Few Changes Made by Bish
op Stuntz Summary of
Dr. Sharp's Report
At the closing session of the Ver
mont conference at Springlield Bislr:p
Stuntz announced the appointments
fn v th rominff vear. f." thj St.
Johnsbury district there we.-c cluin.j;-,
cs only in the pastorates in Alburg, j,
Bloom'field Irasburg. Johnson J,o-1
well, Montgomery, Peachum, ' She!-)
don, Swanton, Waits River, WqUmi,
Watorville and Woodbury. , i
Following are the appointments for
the St Johnsbury district:
District superintendent, Rev. K. W.
Sharp, St. Johnsbury.
Adamant, Rev. A. V. Hewitt.
Albany, Rev. W. E. Cvaiji.
Alburg, Rev. A. E. ScholV.
Baker-field, to be supplied.
Havre, Rev. B. G. Lipsky.
Barton, Rev. M. A. Turner.
Bloomlield. Rev. H. E. Howard.
Bradford, Rev. O. J. Anderson.
Cabot, Rev. E. L. Coddard.
Cambridge. Rev. W. H. Gould.
Canaan ami Beechcr Falls, Rev. Y".
Concord and Victory, Rev. Gcoige
Coventry, to bo supplied.
Craftsbury, Rev. O. 15. Wells.
I)anville and West Danville,
Derby, Rev. M. S. Eddy.
East liurke and East Haven,
S. G. Suitor.
Elmore. Rev. W. T. Best.
Enosburg Falls, Rev. W. 15. Duke
shire. Evansvillo and Browniugton Cen
ter, Rev. W. W. Cook.
Frankln. Rev. Frank Pcverlcy.
(lover. Rev. Job N. Kimball.
Greensboro Bend antf Stunnavd,
Rev. W. L. Bradford.
Groton, Rev. Stead Thornton.
Guildhall, to be supplied.
Hardwick, Rev. I. A. Ranney.
Highgate, Rev. F. W. Lewis.
Holland and Morgan, Rev. A. A.
Irasburg, Rev. E. F. Wood.
Island Pond, Rev. A. A. Mantligo.
Johnxon, Eov. fiooi ee Ahcr.i.
Lowell, to be supplied.
Lunenburg and East Concord, Rev.
G: W. Douglas.
Lyndon, Rev. E. W. Slurlevant.
(Continued on page two) '
ST. JOHNSBURY, VT.
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY .
wwm-rmiOTntfiii wr'nVnr r.m.m iMmmfiMlkgii
Mary Pickford in "Pollyanna"
The Most Popular and Best Known Story in the World. The Globe Orchestra
will play the Musical Score of this Big Production. J
Matinees at 2 - - - Prices, 15c--25c
Evenings at 7.45 - - - PnY c-35e-
"Mary Elizabeth" to Wed
H. D. Sharpe of Providence
The engagement is announced of
"Miss Mnry Elizabeth Evans of New
York Citv to Henry D Sharpe of
Providence, R. I., the millionaire
i , ' V.n. Ti.rtu- Jtr SViovno
Manufacturing Conn.any of that city,
Miss Evans is the proprietor of the
Mary Elizabeth tea rooms on nun
Avenue in New York Citv and a well
known candy manufacturer. She
lias been a frequent visitor to St.
Johnsbury and i:; - director in the
Maple Grove Candies Co., Inc. She
visited here only a few weeks ago in
company with Mr. Sharpe and has
many friends here who will extend
At tho Brentwood auction of blood
ed cattle at Philadelphia Thursday
Dr. John M. Allen, tho well-known
St. Johnsbury surgeon, sold his six
old Holstein-l'iiesmn calt 'o
Mrs. H. C. Scudder of Trenton, N. J.,
for 82,800. Dr. Allen has half a doz-
J en other cows and calves in the sale
j that are bringing good prices, t
j Champion Pontiac, who brought
this fancy figure, was born at Jaycma
' farm. Dr. Allen.s farm just above
Summervillc. and is the daughter of
Champion Echo Sylvia, from Blue
Label Snowball. Tho calf's mother
has a record of 27 pounds of butter
in a week and her grandmother had
a record of HI pounds of butler a
Ir. Allen hoprd.to receive ovv
i? 1,000 for this calf but the. price at
j foe sale gl-eatly exceeded his cxpect-
utions. The calf was the pet of all
I connected with Jaycma farm and has
I established a new record of sales
I from Dr. Allen's celebrated herd.
Barnet Lost 22 in
Population or 1.3 Per Cent
The census deportment at Wah
ington have announced the popula
tion of the town of Barnet as 1,685.
a decrease of 22 in 10 years or 1.3
The town of Barnet reached its
la crest population in the census of
1850 when there were 2 521 in that
town. At tho next census only 1,994
were reported. This dropped to
1.945 1870. 1,807 in 1880, while in
the 1890 ncn.su there was an appre
ciable gain and a tntjil of 1,897 re
ported. Tho 1900 census gave Bar
net 1.763 and in 1910 the population
hud dropped to 1,707.:
Head of Agricultural Dept.
Makes Plea to Business
Men for Square Deal
The serious problems confronting
.he farmer were discussed by E. T.
Meredith, secretary of agriculture, in
an address before the convention of
the Chamber of Commerce of the
the United States at Atlantic City,
Wednesday evening. The following
abstract of his address furnished o
the Caledonian-Record by the Asso-
iated Press is of great interest to
every farming community.
Mr, Meredith said in part:
j "If all the farmers in the United
I States should decide to so into some
j other business branch out, as we
i say they could sell their live stock
and crops for one year, and with the
I money they receive buy all the rail
1. I 11. IT!l. 1 ft... A A 1
roads in the United States, together
with all the rolling stock and other
equipment. If they wished to go out
of the farming business entirely, they
could sell their farms along with the'r
crops and live stock, and with the
money they receive, buy all the rail
roads, all the manufacturing estab
lishments, all the mines and all the
quarries in the United States. In
other words, it would be just about
an "even trade" between the farm
property and all the other productive
property in the Unitcl States, except
the mercantile establishments.
"The business men assembled here
do not need to he told that an indus
try of this size is of fundamental im
portance to the prosperity and wel
fare of the country as a whole. Yoi'
all realize that when crops are good
business will be good, and when crops
are poor i'nd farmers are not buy
ing other lines of business will suffer.
"Not only is agriculture important
to other lines of business because of
the buying and consuming power 'f
farmers and their families, but if.
fundamentally important to all the
people of the United States as a
source of their food supply, of raw
materials for manufacture and be
cause of its contribution to the ex
port trade of the country. Few peo
ple realize that the food stocks in
the larger cities at any one time aro
sufficient only for a few weeks or
months at most, and that, if the
steady flow of farm products to the
(Continued on page two)
AT THE BIG MILL
Carrier to Be Installed for
Handling Pulp Wood
Dam Work Postponed
The Mt. Tom Sulphite Pulp Com
pany at Mclndoes are laying a spur
track to the Connecticut river
through the big tract of land which
was bought last summer from Mr.
Johnson. The track is being laid by
a crew of Boston and Maine track
layers and at the end of the line the
Mt. Tom corporation will install an
electric earner to lift the four foot
logs out of the river. The Peck Com
pany of St. Johnsbury have sold a
carload of cement for this job and
the Eastern Vermont Public Utilities
Co. will instal a 100 H. P. electric
motor to furnish the power for the
The pulpwood which comes from
the sources of the Connecticut river
will be taken out of the water at Mc
lndoes and loaded oil the cars. It
s hardly possible that all the .stock
can be carved this summer and it is
expected that the rest will bo taken
out of the river and stacked near the
mill. The installation of the electrical
carrier means not only, the arrival of
a lot of machinery but more workmen
to handle the pulpwood and it is hon
ed to load 30 carloads a day through
It is understood that the promoters
of the bU dam at the head Of the
Fifteen Mile falls hove decided to
wait until fall before starting the bin
hydro-electro project. This decision
was reached because the promoters
hopo that materials Used in the con
struction will be lower in price later
in the year.
Two Pound "Rainbow"
C. E. Merrill, tho popular
manager of the New England Tele
phone & Telegraph Company for this
district, is the proud possessor of a
two pound trout, the finest catch of
the season to date Mr. Merrill land
ed the "rainbow" from one of his
favorite pools in the Passumpsic river
between Passumpsic and Barnet
Tuesday forenoon. The fish is 18
inches long and as fine a specimen
has been .seen hcr4it-mainy. a day.
Mr. Merrill was waiting for some
of his men to complete some line'
work when-he dropped his line into
the pool. He was using a fly rod
and a No. 5 single gut trout hook. In
side of a couple minutes' he got a
tug that told him something serious
was doin'. His pole was twisted un
til nearly double and it was fully ten
minutes before Mr Men-ill, who was
working his lino continually ' never
giving his big trout a chance to rest,
before he got a good view of his fine,
catch. He gradually worked the fish
near shore where after five minutes
more he landed him into the hands of
one of his men who had come to his
Military Honor for
Lieut.-Col A. C. Arnold
'in the first official list of Vermont
boys who received Distinguished Ser
vice Crosses in tho great war appea
the name of LicutCol. Alfred C.
Arnold, son of Lyndon Arnold of St.
Johnsbury and a direct descendant of
Jonathan Arnold, the founder of this
Lieut.-Col. Arnold has been in the
regular army for many years and sent
a message and a present home to his
father by Congressman Porter H
Pale when the latter saw the youn?
soldier over in France. Many of our
readers will recall the dramatic in
cident at the Armory when Col. Dale
called Mr. and Mrs. Arnold to the
front and gave them the message
from their son and the bullet which
ho sent them from the battlefield.
Licut.Col. Arnold is an officer in e
Ninth Infantry, 2d Division.
A posthumous reward is also giv
en Nelson G. Cushion of East Hard
wick in honor of the bravery of his
son, Leon J. Cushion, a private in
Company 1), lOod Infuntry, 20th Di
vision. Palestine Commandery
Hold Annual Election
At the annual meeting of Palestine
Commandery, No. 5, K. T., at the
Temple on Tuesday evening thne of
cers were elected and appointd:
Bernard A. Johnson, E. Commander;
Frank E. Humphrey, Generalissimo;
Welcome B.' Eastman, Capt. General;
Alvi P. Caldcrwood, Senior Warden;
Donald McGregor, Junior Warder;
Willard V. Orcutt, Prelate; Zeno S.
Waterman, Treasurer; Arthur - M.
Lang, Recorder; Bloomfield A. Prtm
or. Standard Bearer; Frank L. Ca.r,
Sword Bearer; Rcverdy A.Cramcr,
Warder; Edward McGennis, Scntine';
Roscoe C. A. Babcock, Roginald W.
Turner, Wilbur .1. Fair, Captains f
the Guard. Installation followed the
- TIip people who arm ashamed to
buy low priced articles because it
seems mean, are usually also asham
ed to call at the bank, as they never
had a dollar deposited there;
Guy C. Wright Sells
the Century Farm
Guy C. Wright has sold his farm
at Four Cornel's known as the Ce'
tury farm to James McFarland
Waterford, who takes possession I
once. This place is a famous land
mark to many, having been settled by
the Arnolds who founded the town of
St. Johnsbury, It is a fine farm of
about 140 acres ana has been in the
Wright family since 1863. Mr.
Wright's future plans are not matur
W. H. H. Robie died at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. W. H. Sargent
at Rutland Sunday noon, aged 70
Mr. Robie was born in Corinth,
May 19, 1840, spending his boyhood
in' Bradford and Fairlec. He was next
to the youngest of a family of nine
children and he and three of his
brothers served in the Civil War. He
enlisted from Bradford in 1861 in Co.
B, 6th Vermont Volunteers. He sci-v-ed
three years and sent six months
of this time in Libby and Bell Isle
prisons. As a member of the Sixth
regiment he was a participant in sev
eral of the important battles of the
He came to St. Johnsbury after
the war and on Nov. 20, 18C7, married
Miss Margaret Todd. Fifty years
later they observed their golden wed
ding at their Spring street home
where many friends called to extend
congratulations and manv flowers and
gifts of gold contributed. Three of
Mr. Robie's family celebrated the
same event. Mr. and Mir. Robie
spent almost all their life in St.
Johnsbury, with the exception of two
years at Passumpsic. After the death
of his wife he moved to Rutland
where he has made his home with his
two daughters since September, 1019.
Mr. Robie was one of the oldest mem
bers of Passumnsic Lodge, F. and A.
M., having served this body for eight
consecutive years. He was also a
member of Haswell Royal Arch
Chapter, No. 11, and Caledonia Coun
cil, No. 13, R. and S. M. He was a
member of Chambcrlin Post. No. I.
G. A. R., serving two vears as the
Past Commander. He was a member
of St. Andrew's Episconn.l church
where he was for some time senior
member of the vestry. He was over
seer of the poor in' St. -Johnsbury from
1904 to 1916, when failing health
compelled him to decline a, re-election
Mr. Robie leaves two daughters
Addie ft., wife of William H. Saro-ent
ahd Miss Margaret Robie. He also
leaves , one brother, A. M. Robie of
Prayers were said at his daughter'
home iii Rutland Mondav morning af
ter which the bod- was taken to St.
Johnsburv where the funeral was
hrld at St. Andrew's church Tuesday
Mr. Robie's long residence in St.
Johnsbury represented a life of acti
vity and usefulness and as overseer
of' the poor he filled the office with
satisfaction to all. A wide circle of
friends extend sympathy to the be
Total Eclipse of the
Moon Sunday Night
The clouds played hide and scc'.
with tho moon Sunday evening, ut
in Rt .TnhTichmnr nnA viinifv f.liflvp
was a preuy gooa cnance to odscivo
the total eclipse of the moon and
many people were outdoors between
8 and 9 o'clock watching thn pheno
mena. The eclipse began just before
8 o'clock and was totally eclipsed
Mibjiui tin iiuui . ncu iiiu viibiiuiy j
free again from the earth s shadow
until late in the evening.
FATHER'S ; :
Boys, take father's
advice "Save some
thing eveiy week." It
will be both pleasant
and profitable to do
posit rceularly at the
Wells River Savings
4 Per Cent Interest
'MRS. G. F.CHENEY
The annual meeting of the St.
Johnsbury Woman's Club was held in
Athenaeum Hall Monday afternoon
with a rather small attendance. The
following new members were admit
cd to the organization: Mrs. Dean
P. McLellan, Mrs. Fred Flint, Mrs.
The following officers were elected
for the coming year: Pres., Mrs.
George F. Cheney; first vice-pres.,
Aivm v. mn,p second vice
pres., Miss Katherine M. Bingham;
.ec, Mrs. Rov D. Skinner; treas.,
Mrs. S. A. Moore; cor. sec, Mrs. Z.
S. Waterman; directors Mrs. p' B
Richards. Mrs. W. A. Ricker. Mis'
Robert E. French. The following
delegates were a - pointed to the state
convention at Windsor: Mrs. Sarah
F. Hovcy, Mrs. Arthur F. Stone. Mrs.
IV A I?lcko1". Mrs. W. II. Hevwood,
Mrs. Edward Peterson; alternates,
Mrs. H. H. Eldridge, Mrs. Ro- D.
Skinner, Mrs. Arthur R. Brooks, Mrs.
Fwd G. Bundv, Mrs. Frank L. Miner.
The following committee was ap
pointed to nrenare a memorial on the
death of Miss Lizzie M. Harris: Miss
Martha J. Hall, Miss Lillian M.
Pearl, Mrs. A. Grint.
Dr. Grenf ell Has Leased a
Lake Champlain Cottage
Dr. W. T. Grenfell, wno so recently
spoke of his Labrador work in St.
Johnsbury, has leased of Mrs. C. L.
oodbury her cottage at Ctula
Beach on Lake Champlain. lira.
Grenfell, her mother, and three chil
dren will occupy tho cottage for the
summer. Dr. Grenfell will come to
tne cottage about May 15 for a shi
lest Dei ore returning to hi
v iiu"is nave neen announeeii n
uoudard seminary in Barre and Miss
Rachel Cutler of Barre will deliver
tho valedictory address at commence
ment, while Miss Doris Morrison nt
Bane Town will recite the salutatmn,
in the same exercises. Paul Cate, of
Tokio, Japan, secured third honors
and will deliver an oration on Class
Day. His parents were formerlv nf
and GOOD LOOKS
Because a customer buying Sox seems more
interested in their looks is no reason, in our
mind why we shouldn't sell him Sox that
will likewise give first-class wear.
We have a big line of Men's and Boys' hose
that are full of value and wear without any
seams to annoy. They're closely woven, fit
snugly and priced to suit.
Black Cat "Leather'!
"Roknit" Hose ,s ,f.
Engineer and Firemen's Black 25c
Bed Rock, Black 25c
"Ipswich" Reinforced Heel and Toe 35c
"Ipswich" Mercerized Heel and Toe 50c
Black Cat - 35c
Black Cat Silk Lisle 75c
Black Cat Tread Silk
STEELE, TAPLIN 4 CO.
W. A. TAPLIN, Proprietor
On the Hill
A Safe Place to Buy Hosiery
S3rd YEAR NUMBER H06
Head of St. Johnsbury "Ins.
titution to Go to Girard A,
College v ,
At the chapel exercises at tfat
Johnsbury Academy Wedn
morning Principal J. A. Davis
nounced that he had . resighW
principal of the Academy to. '&
the position of supervising prefee
Girard College in Philadelphia.
Davis' resignation takes effect t
Close Of tho livesrtlf cfVinnl irt, '
..v. cmci upun nis new aUllC!
Girard College occupies 10 aicfei
'.e heart of the city rnd Iti J
is valued at $6,000,000. It h4 fttf
i-oilmcnt this year of .1,500 boy, i
is one of the be3t known coltcgM
Pennsylvania. Mr. DavU vSi M
charge of the -.ports, amuseitUPhtf' C
lecreation of the students and ill;
ccive a salary of $5,000 a "your. ''
Mr. Dr. vis canu to our AcadC
three years ago and under his takd
ship the school has been very uxXtH
ful, tho enrollment this year of 1
pupils being tho largest in it hiato
He has made mnny friends in and
of the institution who congratul
him on receiving sv.ch a five posit
Old Pine Country
Club Elects Office
The annual meeting of th : I
Pine Country Club was held Tnea
eveniiijr, jjj' .-these officers Select
: ; a Long; viceprcs., CI
Vi'flnrl tr,as ' M W' b
k ('): ;vgi?rs will appoint the direct
.,-' ihe organization. . '. ,
An informal discussion was helf
regard to the future plans of c
and it was decided to put the let
courts into first-class condition
soon as possible. The officers ftre
vestigating the matter of opening
the golf links, rhich have been ah
doned since the war, and will ret
at a later meeting. If there is a g
eral desire on. the part of the m
bcrs for opening the golf course
officers will make arrangements
have this popular sport resumed