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ESTABLISHED AeCUST S, 1S.'!7
ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1920
liailon Mcrchai i Iluys
Long Established Clothing
Store on It. R. SI reel
Miss A "Ties Hansen
Dies at Hrightlook
Mi:! Ajiius M.tr,; II;i:isrn. (S year--o'nl
lust .jMiuiiiiy. died Tuesday at tin'
i: li'Ltlool; ho-phid. Shi- was :i
t'oT.v. : n-.e.nber of the .Tuniiir fin s l'l
-iuh:i; lin; ;, Academy.
. !i.-.'i' tn was- the daughter
..! .M. i t. Milt) Hansen. She ;s
l by (in:- ,-is;.T, jla.'garet; and
dihe:':'. Wall. ire and Clayton.
tin- funera! !
DR. POOLE SCORES
DRESS AT DANCES
not I" ' 1
Says Dancing Has Proper
Place If Used with Dis
cretion and Moderation
I 'a i'
rha.- d tin1 clot hi
E. Ilaris at VI Railroad s!
.lohnrhurv and Mr. Han
terest iii the on .1 ohitson !ioi vv.i '
the tt-nv i., locate''. An Inventory i-
now being taker, of tin- stun- a:;.'! I
in a few days Mr. McLe!'in will ujh-h ,
tin- place for '.i.t.-iiu's. . i
Mr. Mel.elbn is n hu !:";;' youii
v.-lio has been in 1 lie cloin-
si m i-
STORE AND 1
maple sugar vrin'O mnnir
MARKET QUOTATION , ILtUX O WUIlIV.
BOSTON Receipt.? moderate. lo
mand fairly jroorl. Sugar, cakes, 40
cents to !: cents-. A few at 45 cents.
Uiicks ".") cents to H8 cents. Symp
NEW YORK Syrup, demand lim
ited. Old, $2.."i0 to $2.75. A few ;.l
$"!.((). No new stock on market. Su
gar, demand light. Old, 31 cents to
:.j:i cents. A few at St cents to SO
cents. New, no supplies on market.
K. S. Brigham,
Commissioner ol Agriculture
merchant v.-Mo has been in t:ie
iiv lnniness in Orleans count
his early terns and se.'.d out a good
busine.s in r.arl.iii two years ago to
enter the army s-rvice. Two years of
his clerkship was -pi nt in the Amos
W. Scott store in Si. .lohnslmry and
Ids wife, Portia MKiill Mi-Lullon, is
an Fast Karnet ladv anil a gradua'c
Co. wi'l soon meet
plans which are liciiijv
th'.i establishment in St
orke;! out fa
.1 oh a:-bu rv of
e store for t'i ir employ
i!so take up at tin same
..;:) ;: in ro build .about
!.i,u. es to be sold to thrii'i
on the partial payment J
That dancing with discrimination
andmoderation is a part of an order
ly and natural Christian life was
the conclusions made by Rev. Francis
A. I'oole in his Sunday morning ser
mon at the South church on the sub
ject, "Joy and Play, Music and
Dancing." lie defended his approval
of dancing by frequent quotation
from the Bible in which he .showed
that dancing was n perfectly human i
demonstration of rejoicing and that I Abandoned Child Still at St.
Jesus himself "danced with rejoicirg 1 J Hotel and Officers
in me sireeis oi .leiusaiem. i
Dr. Pools at the same time guv:- a
severe denunciation of the imnrxler-!
Looking for Parents
M. E. CHURCH
Fourth Quarterly Confer
ence Shows Activities of
St. Johnsbury Church
Commercial Club Hears Strojg
Defense of High Standing
Si, Johnsbury Academy. Mr. Mc- j plan
I.t llar.cl will be a splendid addition to
th.- niu'cantile life of the town ami
plans lo increase the ba-hie.-s which
Mi. Harris has hui't ui.
Mr. Harris has been in the clothi'.i."
business !!." years and h l!;l"
bought the store where, he is located
of tie! former proprietor, A. ('. Har
vey. For 2-" years lie has conduct: !
a clathing store at the prcrent 1 -
cation and the business has steadily
jirov. n by his industry and his ,uc
ces iii fiivin;': his customers the
in every line at fair price.--. "Mr. lU'r
ri future plans are not y ' an
Two Fires Caused
By Short Chcliits
Cliief Warden and both pieces of
ariwatus from liie hradiiuai t''rs
at can -ei
The first call was to the villa.,-3
barn at (1.10 p. rn. wben sliiit dam
a?;e was discovered,., by from fire
i-tartid by ;'. yhovl circuit. While
tho f'remen were their Uiey rfcceived
a'ee.'d to the .store of Laferricre and
fiiititn where small damage was don-.
The firemen .suffered several electric
shocks while fie.htiniv the lire as the
elect: ic current bad spread over all
the mcttil about 'he .--tore.
were called to Pros last ni
by iliort circuits of elei
owine' to the very heavy
day. The fii
he Colonial Theater at tiic corn-;-
of Main and Church streets is beii-.p;
considered as the location of the pro
posed store. 1 ins liiiu..in;i sianus on
a lar.e.e lot in the center of the
'Plain'' and can be secured r.t a rra
' suitable price. If the plan works out
1 us is lemtemplated a nen; r:d store will
i be established and all kinds of p; )
' dure sold at a lo-v price.
I The hausine; plan originated with
! so: i; of the employe -i and coniem
i plates the erection of about a dozen
!r.tlr:tctive hoiw. with all tho mode-n
iiiipriivenien!.;. If this is ;u:opid i.y
tin' coipor:nn:i it is i xpuccl that tiie
h':ues will be ready I'ov nccupan v
ia the Fall. At U :!st three pan el ;
o! land have been e:-:a -;ii ed fie- pos
sible sites or the new hui!di'i".'s and
the work nin are (ntltusiasiic ever
the pro.-ui.cis of ownim? their ow.i
ate and immodestly drosscil dancer.
He said the present tendency of wom
en to dross shockingly at dances, din
ner parties and other evening parties,
was a severe reflection upon the K'ood
taste and morals of our clay.
He said that woman's :;reate ;t
charm was her modesty and that
when she lost that by following th.'
taste and morals of our day.
lie- said that woman's e.reaf est
charm was her modesty and that
It developed late Saturday
noon that the parents of the little
boy that was left at the St. Johns
bury House so cruelly Friday were
both probationers and that beside.1;
deserting their own offspring they
had violated their probation regula
tions. The little fellow gave the
clue to the case by saying that his
name was "Billy Foss" for Saturday
afternoon Sheriff Worthen received
word from States Attorney Tracy of new
Lamoille county that W. II. W heeler
At the fourth quarterly conference
of Grace Methodist church at St.
Johnsbury Monday evening the re
ports of the year were presented to
District Superintendent Sharp atid
the many activities of the church
showed up splendidly.
The report of the trustees valued
the church at $80,000 and the par
sonage $5,000. The sum of $15,900
has been paid on the church debt
daring the year, leaving only $10,000
( to be paid, and all of tjiis amount
j has been pledged.
The Woman's Foreign Missionary
. i society reported ."1 members, 20 hav-
I "K vt I'll uwuuii siui-i: ii-i, x, x ne
! total receipts for tho year were
The total receipts for the year, as
i reported hy the church treasurer,
of St. J. Academy
The St. Johnsbury Commercial Club held one of ;"
profitable meetings at Pythian hall Tuesday evenini'
there was an open forum on the educational interest
trie town. There was a good attendance of member!
much interest manifested in matters under discusshv
I'erley F. Hazen, a trustee of the j . U!!;
St. Johnsbury Academy read a paper I i..
in wnicn ne made a frank statement , ceivca and considered hv
ox an conditions
re'aniinir this .' siding nilln,. -.!.','..
? P!" J, s'' d; , , lte: h- an only fulf.ll his few
been stated that students ! vnn,- in;,.:.i....i .S
of the academy are domed adm.ss.on ance. Bear in mind the work
to colleges upon cerhficate and are uoai,i is wo,.thi 3.,
admitted m most instances only upon mntn 1hn Mvt l,.r., ' i
conditions. Tho matter
to college upon certifiato is in the
hands of the New England College
Entrance Certificate Board, and the
Ai4;c.r.iA ;i.. .v. : . ..I.
heidf; of the folowh
upon whether the work of the pupils
mote the civic, commercial and
trial development of St. John
Let us then all go to it, eacl I
together an he may and best ci
T ; .1 .
i resilient urown tnen aitiv
' when she lost that hv followiivr tha
, prevailing .styles in evening dress sha j an .1 witi- disappeared Horn Morris- 0n the church debt, $122.77 on par-
lowered lierscii liom ino iiiin stand-1 vilte inursoay aiiernoon ani inc sonafio repairs, $25 on distrfct par
; urd which might maintain in her ofh-i team they hired from J. E. Royston's nonage repairs, $25 for the Girls'
: erwise Christian life. 1 stable, had not been returned. j Community League and onehalf the
Or Poole read all the texts 'ni The description of the clothes the expense towards a cas oven which
I wnicn dancing is reierred to in me; two wore was given unci mis esiao- was $21.50.
Bible and nowhere did be find u re-j lished the fact without doubt that during the
flection upon dancing in itself. It; the party was not J. T. Martin and nended Sl.SKi.3G.
was a pity that all of Noi-theaste.n wife of Cambridge, Vt., as they reg-j xhe nastor presented an optimistic
isi.ered at the hotel, but the W heelers report, calling attention to the fact
oi Morrisvine. ah enoris oi ine oni-ithat he church debt is well provided
":; of Lamoille county and Calcdo- tol. that splendid results have fol-
rT i ' P y . any Riven school has been satis-
church "hnd parsonage expenses there factol.v unitniitJtnrv in nnv nt
was a balance on hand ot $10.u2.
The Ladies' Aid society reported
collections amounting to $25.96. Tha
present membership, is 134, with 29
members taken m during the
year. This society has paid $1,000
a pity tn.it atl ot .oitlieasle.n
Vermont could not have been pre.
cut to hear lr Poole's sound and up
lifting sermon on this subject which
ition fro.n i!;:
.)!) years a:io
is so much before the public:
In bis sermon l)r Poole sun
"i Hiring the 40 days of Lent there ! th
is a seriousness and restraint from
amusements and a stronger tendency
n; have proved tulile up to date.
I a new (leveiopmeni in me case is
thoii'-'h its direction lias passed out of towards religion man at any oliie
the hands of the family who founded
it, the present mamwment are desir
ous ol k'SiPing ill) the most liien
relations and brlk-va thi.t
' than the reduction of the biuli
(Continued on pagj two)
finding of the horse and bugtry us
the Stafford livery stable on Rail
road street early Monday morning.
The team wa:; left there Thursday
time of the year. At Faster comes a j afternoon and will be taken to Mor-
mighty reaction. The rejoicing of ; risville Monday afternoon.
Faster is sometimes followed immc-j W. H. Wheeler has a bad habit
just sue; diately by an Faster ball, even on an or lorgmg cnecKs ana nas piacucau
;s as the-" ere con-( Faster Monday the first day aval-iims uniaw.uu act in several ..wa.
leco'v.'.ili .h ni!ir!i I able following Kaster Sunday. There
more man Uie reduction ol I no lngli
cost of living.
county to locate the Wheelers , lowed the Kees meetings, and that
the latest organization m the church
was the Epworth League which has
been re-organized with 50 members.
Mr. Martin presented a summary
of the work of tho church for the
past six years. In 1914 the property
valuo of the church and parsonage
was $.10,000. While the property to
day is listed at $85,000 it would cost
at least $125,000 to replace ' the
church alone. In 1914 'the emirch
Before coming to Morvisville he had j membership was 450, while today, in-
i tactory or unsatisfactory in any of
the eleven colleges represented on the
certificate board. The certificate,
board has recently voted to extend
to the graduates of our ncademy, for
the usual period, the privilege of
admission upon certificate to the New
England colleges represented on the
board, and tho colleges in and outside
of New England which are not mem
bers of the board accept the ccrtifi-
- . . . wwj ui uur iiciiuemy wnure ute ceni-
Th,l JL0!? eil nu'1 fieatcs of any secondarv school are
year $!,.;. i.iz aim ex- ,.,,,,.,
Furthermore, during the last two
years twenty-seven pupils, constitut
ing more than 40 per cent of those
graduating from the academic c" '
at our academy, have iern--r
or other schools,i'v' , ,-ue.l-tion,
and all of jr"'is cntcreil
such institutions -uhout condition,
l3 i '
A A;- . ?.
Tw o M ays to sell things these daj s:
: -. '- ,i.-
it . .-Si'm?. "r. '., i :!
ill y.'.i if ,-jit . i i!pi
4:lJ;i5j r;,ii l I 'ii'i 1
To sell for a "one time customer"
the sale to the man who probably will
not come in again.
To sell to people who are likely to
"repeat" who may be in to buy again
in a week or two.
At our store we have only the second
Every customer is a possible "re
peat." We're very careful to see that
lie gets the best attention, the best
values in Clothing, Furnishings, Hats,
Caps, the best of our judgment in Men's
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i f pi
.iii !( .? .vHt
This is your safeguard in buy
ing here. Aren't we the kind of
a store you want to know Today?
Steele, Taplin & Co.
W. A. TAPLIN, Proprietor
On the Hill
Clothing, Furnishings, Hats
served two years in the Maine state
penitentiary at Thomaston for for
geries committed at ' South 'Paris,
Ho came to Monisvillc sometime
ago and obtained work with E. G.
Foss, the fanner and lumberman,
and it was the abandoned child giving
his name as Hilly Foss that led to
the discovery that his real name was
Wheeler was a hard working man,
but begun to forge checks again in
Morrisville'wherc he was tried in the
Lamoille county court about a year
ago, convicted and sentenced to serve
in the state prison at Windsor for not
less than five years nor more than
ten years. On account of his record
as a workman this sentence was sus
pended and he was placed on proba
tion. Sometime last fall Mrs.
Wheeler, who was a probationer at
Skowhegan, Me., came up to Morrii
villo and the family was united.
Deputy Sheriff James Kelley of
Morrisville came over to St. Johns
bury Monday afternoon to co-operate
with Sheriff Worthen and the St.
Johnsbury police in trying to locate
the Wheelers. In the meantime the
little fellow is having the best of care
at tho hands of Mrs. Herbert E.
Moore at tho St. Johnsbury House.
The boy has received presents of
clothing and toys, and has enjoyed
several automobile rides and more
! than one family is seriously consid
I cring adopting the child if the legal
matters connected with this step can
eluding probationers, tho member
ship is nearly CO. During, the jP'ist
year 117 hav6 been received from
probation and ) by letter.
except two, who did not decide uponithur R. Mcnut.
taking a college course in time to
make the proper preparation. That
their instruction in the academy was
thorough and adequate has been de
monstrated by their college work, one
ot them having won first prize in a
competitive examinition in mathema
tics open to the frcMiman class num
bering about three hundred.
From the foregoing it must clearly
appear that any statement implying
either directly or indirectly that the
present standard of instruction m ou
Commercial Affairs; G. E. v1
chairman; M. J. Reed, C. E.
James Cosgrove, Leland A. V
E. Ashcraft, Fred 1). Gilman,
Civic Betterment, E. G. A
chairman; J. H. Brooks, Rev.
Drouhin, Frank G. Landry,
Lawrence, L N. Smythe, A. R.i
S. A. Moore.
Municipal Affairs, C, E. .
chairman; Rev. F. A. Poole,'
Q. Hamilton, H. J .Goodri6hjr
C. Clark, Z. S Waterman, '
Education, Frank H. Brooks,
man; Rev. P. B .Richards,
C. W. Steele, C. W.
. ViE. Farmer, David S.
transportation, B A. 1
chairman; W, A. Ricker, .
French, W. S. Davis, Hrold
bott, C. H. Goss, C. H. Horti
Grace Unity Club reported a mcm-, acaciemy does not pclmit the entrance
bership of 160 with 15 new members
added during the year. They added
$1,505.48 to their treasury cd." which
$1,200 was paid over to the building
fund and $207.90 used for. other
worthy purposes. Their activities in
cluded a rummage sale, a lecture,
food sales, socials, entertainments
and meals served for three days dur
ing the Caledonia county fair.
The Sunday school, through its
superintendent, F. R. Clifford, report
ed a total membership of 524, includ
ing 70 in the cradle roll and 120 in
the home department. Thirty-three of Middlebu;.y Colleg.e
school during the year. The school
raised $281 for current expenses,'
gave $75 for missions and $124 for
Chapel exercises on Thursday were
enlivened by two selections by the
pleased the audience with three vocal '
of its graduates to higher education
al institutions except upon conditions,
is not only without foundation and
carelessly made, but is a serious in
justice both to our academy and to
the pupils who have the capacity and
ambition to continue their education
in colleges and other advanced
In opening the meeting President
Edgar R. Brown gave a brief inau
gural, full of helpful suggestions. His
When President John W. Thomas
some two years ago by a friend who
had never been in St. Johnsbury, what
he could tell him about the place, he
replied: 'It is one of the finest towns
in Vermont and has, one of the best
Commercial Clubs in the State." I
was impressed at the time by his
specific allusion to the Club; evident
ly there was associated in his mind a
Legislation. P. F. Hazen,
man; A. B. Noyes, C. E.
Harry W Witters, C. A. Shi .
Rolf Searles, Homer. E Smith
Publicity and Memm'ersHip,
F. Stone, chairman; C. Jtott1;".
wood, Herbert A. Smith, . l '
Walter, V. G. Ricker, J(jtf
Campbell, B .A. Johnspnr 0.
rich "; .
Industrial and Protective, .
Leach, chairman; C, M. Beit
Amey, C. R. Bond, W. A Ts
E. Harris, E. N. Randall.
At the close of the meet
resignation of Frank H. Bl-d
accepted as director and J.. H
elected in his place, and alsi .
as chairman of the educatlbti
mittcc. .. . ;
'These new members were
George C. Cowling, John C. B
Gorge C. Newell, H. p. . 1
sault, Mike Philopulos, d W
Supt. Young of the publi
opened the discussion of the
by speaking most informing!
present and future needs';
schools. He spoke of the ad
of having a school nurse, e,
trained for school work, the
ing results of the army etsta
many defects they reveated.
entering the service. M
praised the work of the' w
school and said he would ;
further and establish a jiini
tional school for those boyd:
1 IV . f
selections and Miss Dorinne Drouin lCJUSe eue"' UTC'" a ; fourth to sixfli grades inclurt
Margaret town ana an aggressive v.omuieiciiu j f)id not show an aptjtude f
With Medical Missions
The Searchlight Club of the
South church met Monday evening,
at the home of Mrs. Frank O. French.
Following a discussion of the Inter
Church Congregational world move
ment, Mrs. Charles G. Braley gave
in interesting paper on medical wo-k
in India, with especial reference to
Dr. Parkers work. This was folowed
by a sketch entitled, "Hanging a
Sign.' Miss Mary Root as the young
doctor, recently graduated, in a deep
study as to where she would best
hang her sign, was besought by rep
resentatives from China, Japan, Afri
ca, Turkey, India and the Phillip
pines, impersonated by Mrs. William
Dinsmore, Mrs. Edgar R. Brown,
Mrs. J. A. Davis, Miss Etta Wright,
Miss Bertha Stilson and Miss Doro
thy H. Brown, respectively, to ca.it
her lot with one of them. The
sketch, given under the direction of
Mrs. Alice Paine, was most impres
sive and informing. At the business
session $100 was voted to the Wom
en's Home Missionary Union. Ice
cream and cake was served by Mrs.
French, and in spite of the incle
ment weather there was a very large
sang two solos. Miss
was well received
PimiMsl Trtnnli A T!nvi2 Vins . SO.
been confined to his home with a ) How much then it behooves us of
very hard cold and Miss Mary Root, the present day and generation not
officiated at chapel exercises Thurs- only to maintain the spledid -tmdi-day
in his absence. jtions of the past that have made the
Miss Rachel Vaughn, teacher of .town so well and favorably known but
domestic science, has been absent also zealously to strive by every good
from school because of a severe at
tack of tonsilitis. Her place wns
taken bv Mrs. Francis A. Poole on, work
Wednesday and by Mrs. ( Craig
(Continued on page tti
eiiuib ii mane umi w,,n
where in which to live and do ones
A rehearsal of the school play, "A
Midsummer Night's Dream" which ir
tn h nivspnteri in Mn v. was held in
chapel Wednesday afternoon. Act and expectation that
one, scene one, only was rehearsed.
Ferdinando Simo has joined the
freshman class at the Academy. He
is rooming at South Hall. Mr. Simo
conies to St. Johnsbury from New
York, but is a native of Cuba. He
will take the commercial course.
Mr. and Mrs. William Hoyt, of
Windsor, Conn., left for Windsor
Friday morning. Mr. Hoyt is princi
pal of the Windsor high school which
will open for the spring term on
Two games of the interclass series
were played in the Y. M. C. A, hall
at 3.30 Thursday. The seniors met the
Sophomores and the Juniors played
To Skin Beet.
ia easy way to skin a beet without
"It has seemed to your , dfeectors
that initial consideration of 'various
important matters requiring attention
can well be delegate o representa
tive committees biti "iour wish
l no wise
shall lessen the interest . .id respon
sibility of each in the work of . all.
May we not particularly appeal to the
splendid number of young men full
of vigor, courage and energy already
on our roll, and to their fellows, who
are to join us, to come out to our
meetings, make a study of the prob
lems under consideration and enter
into the discussion? It is well known
'and appreciated that it is a glorious
thing to die for ones country, dui
some of us at least must earnestly
and everlastingly undertake to live
for it, some of our time at least,
citizen is an inseparable part of the
life of his community, nor can any
rid himself if he would, or responsi
bility to do his best part.
Let freedom of opinion be excrcis
ed and manhood and energy here
Weeding It and causing it to lose color; jjnd expression in discussion and ac
ta to put It in cold water aa soon as Jt tio Suggestions and constructive
Is cooked. Theh draw the hand genUy Lririciimuv-win not only be gladly re
even a small saving,
will count to your ad
vantage and help ma'
your surplus fui
grow when prompj
placed to your ere,
with the Wells Riv
Savings Bank.- Ni
accounts are invited,
4 Per Cent Interei
nown me Deec ana uie uuo wiu uivyi i .
off without trouble. 1 . v
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