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COMMENCED AUG. 8, 1837. ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 1905. VOL. LXVII-NO. 3546 : ; '. , - . ' The Berry-Ball SPLENDID OPPORTUN TO BUY before you start TRDHKS Sizes 30 to 36. Trunin, lull Bases Suit Cases, all prices from $1.25 to lO.OO. HAND BAGS. to We are showing a splendid line of Ham mocks, all colors and sizes. Price LOO to $6.00. Thursday's Specials. 1 lot Embroidered Waist Patterns. Regular price 1.00. Sale 79c. About 20 pieces of 1 2 Vac Dimity left from our sale. Shall close Thursday at 5c yard. 1 table Dress Goods Remnants at about one-half price. He Berry-Ball Dry Goods Co. Don't Fool With Your Head. s&t ment with. Better have the ache than take powerful opiates. OUR OWN HEADACHE POWDERS do not contain a grain of opiates. They are a positive cure for headaches and leave no bad after effects. 3 for lO Gents. JULY 4 our store -will close at ll.OO A M. for entire day. C. A. Currier & Co. 109 EASTERN AVENUE. By Request. Our having established a precedent in other years, a large number of patrons have requested us to sell COAL -in July and we are perfectly willing to do it. moore c& CO. AH EQUITABLE ARRANGEMENT. The exchange of your money for our stock of Cigars and Tobacco. The investment will yield big dividends of satisfac tion." r. N. BROWN m SON, 49 main street; v Open every evening except Wednesday. Dry Goods Co. YOUR . . . on your vacation. of all kinds including several styles of steamers. Prices 3.50 to SI 2.00. Sizes 12 to 20 Inches. Prices 1.25 $12.00. FRATERNITY MEETINOS. Puiumptlc Lodge, No. 27, P. and A. M. Retrular Communication. Thursday even ing, July 13. ,-, Dblgs M. Bacon, Secretary. Has well Royal Arch Chapter, No. ii. Stated Convocation, Friday evening, July 21. Palmbr E. Pairs, H. P. Dblos M. Bacon, Secretary. . . Palestine Coeamandsry, No. 8, K. T. Stated Conclave Tuesday eve., July 11. Wu. S. Boynton, Em. Commander. Dblos M. Bacon. Recorder. Knight of Pythias. Resmlar Convention of Apollo Lodge, No. 2, Tuesday evening, July 11. VY. O. AT WOOD. H. W. Ellis. K. R. S. SATURDAY CLOSING. Durine the months of Tune, July and Aug ust the Caledonian office will be closed on Saturdays at noon and our patrons and friends are kindly requested to bear this fact in mind. THB CALEDONIAN COMPANY. NEW ADS. THIS WEEK. Girl Wanted. Rooms to Let. Hand Bag Found. Happy Man American Chemical Co. Mid-Summer Sale Moore & Jewett. Half Price Lawrence P. Leach & Co. Something New Standard Bottling Works Checking Account Eirst National Bank. Merchants National Bank. Com. Notice Geo. C. GoodelPs Estate. Malt Cream Bread Geo. H. Cross & Co. By Request Moore & Co. Berry-Ball Dry Goods Co. Up to-Date Market C. E. Kirk. LOCAL GATHERINGS. A beautiful bouquet of sweet peas, the first of the season, was presented to the Caledonian office Monday from Mrs. J. M. Foye's garden. The flowers brought to the Museum since June 28 are: Northern bedstraw, great mullein, wild lupine, pitcher plant, daisy fleabane, tall meadow rue. As C. E. Simanton has sold out his store to another party, those who had watches and jewelry being repaired at his store can obtain their property by calling at Mr. Simanton's house, 26 Pearl street. -Gen. Logan Council, Jr. 0. U. A. M., has accepted the invitation o( Rising Sun Council of Concord to attend their Installation exercises Thursday evening. The ladies of the North church will hold a food sale Saturday afternoon at the parish house of St. Andrew's church. Orders for food may be sent to Mrs. Frank Taylor, 5 South street, for articles of food not usually on sale, by Thursday morning; for those usually on sale, before Saturday morning. Creamy, rich, nutritious bread and feathery-light cake are the natural pro ducts of Priscilla Flour. Ask your gro cer for It, and insist on having it. A family living in squalor, thus explained their sad state to a caller. "Before father died we had motors to ride, but he wasn't insured, not a dollar." B6th year doing business in 42 states. Na tionul Life Ins. Co. of Vt. (Mutual.) W. W. SPRA.GVE, Gen. Agent for Northeastern Vermont, St. Johnsbury Tt. SOMETHING HEW. A Ginger Ale made strictly from Pure Gin ger. No pepper to burn your stomach. Try a case and be convinced. Standard Bottling Works, St. Johnsbury, Vt. N. E. Telephone, 253-21. ' Personally Conducted TOURS TO Land of Evangeline. 1 1 Days. July 25 to August 4 Inclusive. DON C. STILES, Conductor. Maine. New Brunswick. Nova Scotia, and Boston. The Don G. Stiles Co., 56 R. R. Street. St. Johnsbury. Vermont. A special meeting of the stockholders of the Merchants National Bank has been called for Monday, Aug. 7, to see if the stockholders will vote to cut down the capital stock of the bank from $300, 000 to $150,000. The Sisters of the Convent, with a few friends enjoyed an outing on the campus in Paddock Village, yesterday. James Perkins jand family have moved from Fairbanks village to 54 Spring street; and Charles A. Celley and family moved the last of the week into the Major N. P. Bowman house re cently purchased on Main street. J. E. Walker has added to his equip ment at the granite sheds an Ingersoll- Sargent air compressor and an Oldham surface cutter. Mr. Walker is now em ployiL.i 17 men and expects a good busi ness this summer. The St. Johnsbury Council, United Commercial Travelers, went to Portland Saturday to play the Portland council's team and were defeated by the score of 10 to 3. The boys were royally enter tained and have arranged for a return game here later in the season. The St, Tobnsburv battery was Simpson and McLaughlin. The patrons of J. C. Gray's spring water service are constantly growingin number and Mr. Gray is busily employed in supplying his growing trade. The water comes from George C. Cary's excellent spring and is furnished at the rate of $1.00 a month. The police court was in session Tues day morning long enough to dispose of two cases of intoxication. One party paid the customary fine of $11.10 and the other was committed to jail in de fault of payment. A. S. Haskins and family have moved into the house recently purchased by Ned R. Young, and Elmer Robinson and family have moved into the house recent ly occupied by Mrs. and Mrs. Carl E, Gray. Mr. and Mrs. Luther S. Jewett have moved into David Williams' new house on Summer street. A team from the scale factory were up against it at Barton Landing tne Fourth of July. They were beaten in the morning 15 to 1 and in the afternoon 18 to 0, B1Q ATTRACTION FOR THE FAIR. Floral Hall to be Filled with a Sou lb era Industrial Exposition. The hustling managers of the Cale donia County fair have arranged for big attraction for the next fair which comes Sept. 19, 20 and 21. Almost all of floral hall will be used for the display of a big Southern industrial exhibition consisting ol cotton fields, with a minia ture press and cotton gin, a rice field, Et iKS-.S mi-.x2 o7 tie South, the fauna and flora, etc. This is a mere outline of what will be the big gest attraction of its kind ever brought into Vermont. The day before the fair opens there will be a public reception and fruit banquet and on one of the days of the fair the managers will have a gov ernors' day, to be graced by the pres ence of Gov. Bell and two or more South ern governors. Further particulars of this great exhibition will appear in suc ceeding issues of the Caledonian, which will endeavor to keep its readers posted on the coming attractions for the best and biggest fair in Vermont. Tho Happy Man or Voman t has a clear conscience and a clean tongue. The African Utile Liver Tablets "The Best General Regulator" American Gbemical Co., DID YOU EVER HEAR OF A LINIMENT The American Chemical Co. manufactures The American Solidified Liniment. "The Best General Liniment." In neat Metal Tubes, 35 Cents. SALE OF A WATER POWER. The St. Johnsbury Electric Company to Have a New Plant.-E. T. & H. K. Ide to Build a New Mill. An important business deal has just been completed by which the St. Johns bury Electric Company acquire the Ide water power at Passumpsic, which is nominally 400 horse power, and will erect at once a modern electric light sta tion, using the water power to its full est capacity. The Electric Company will then have three stations, one at the dam at the Center, which now supplies the village with the arc and commercial arc lights.the station at the Belknap dam, and the new one at Passumpsic. With their new purchase they willhaveenough power to run ineir enure bybiciu uj water, using the steam plant at tne Bel knap dam only in cases of emergency. During low water they have been obliged to use steam power which has proved very expensive on account of the great amount of coal used and the new power was secured to save expense in this line. They will build an up-to-date plant with no shafting or belting to ab sorb the power and bring all the wires from the new plant and the Center plant to the central plant at tne aemnap aam which will be tne general oisinouung station. When the new plant is com nleted thev will be equipped to furnish all the light and power which our grow ing village will demand lor many years The sale of the Ide water power, which liaa heen in the Ide family for nearly vntiirv. makes it oossible for E. T. & H. K. ide to erect aoioinioK men muic Virtue nri Bav street a modern mill to their feed and plans have been drawn for a hrenrooi tnree story oiruf ture nhnut 24 bv 30. which will contain nil the machinery used in grinding. The Trips will rise electricity for power, the same to be furnished from the new plant of the St. Tohnsburv Electric Company, The Ides have not decided whether to build their mill of brick or concrete.but will soon settle on the material to be used as they expect to. have the mill completed hv netnher 1. Since their last fire at Lyn don they have had no place to grind their product, but have been obliged to U all rlnne elsewhere. The Caledonian coneratulates both narrira nn this trade, as it means a bet ter equipment for both corporations and more business tor M. jonnsoury W. C. T. U. fleeting. The regular meeting of the W. C. T. U, mns held Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth M. Chapman Belvidere street. The devotional service was conducted by the president, and Miss Alice G. Clark furnished delightful music. After the regular business was transacted, the literary program was taken up. The topic of the afternoon was, "Impurity of Modern Fiction." Very interesting papers were read upon the following subjects: "Responsibilities of the Novelist;" "Atheism of Recent Fiction;," "The Craze for the Novel;" "Modern Heroines;" "Pernicious Ten dencies of Modern Fiction." The meet- Closed with the W.C. T. U. benedic tion. Fourth of July Festivities. Quite a number of townspeople spent the Fourth at Joe's Pond, Harvey's Pond, and Lake Morey, and several family and neighborhood lawn parties were enjoyed by those who spent the day in town. Mrs. Arthur F. Stone enter tained about 20 at dinner on the lawn at Hyllcrest; nearly 20 neighbors assembled on the lawn at W. H. Kobie's where they had dinner and spent the afternoon; and smaller parties were held at Z. A. Richardson's, A. W. Adams', J. M. Cady's and Robert Mackinnon's. makes a clean tongue. Try a bottle. 25 cents, at all druggists. They cure while you sleep. St. Johnsbury. that would not spill, that would not evaporate, and that would all be absorbed ? SPECIAL VILLAGE MEETING. No Action Taken on the Trustees' Ke- port for a New Water Supply. The largest attended village meeting ever held in St. Johnsbury was held in the Armory Friday evening and the voters listened with great courtesy and Interest to the special reports, giving the speakers which participated in the pro ceedings especial attention, and in one case expressing their approval by applause. The call was read by the clerk, Clinton B. Weeks, and the meeting at once proceeded with the special report of the trustees. C. A. Stanley, chairman of the board, said the board looked first for a gravity system. Willoughby Lake was at once rejected because of distance and long tunnelling. Joe's pond looked better, was 11 miles nearer, but surrounded by about 25 summer cottages and has a large area of mud and marsh at its bead. Hall's Pond at Concord was free from any cottages and the water looked pure. The trustees were not favorably im pressed with the artesian well system as the water from such a method was too uncertain a quantity. They found that it would cost from $25,000 to $30,000 to instal a filtration plant. In conferring with the St. Johnsbury Acqueduct Com pany they "were told that since this plant was installed there never has been a time when tney were not aDie to supply water to meet the needs of St. Johnsbury, for fire and domestic uses, and they say that they will furnish water from this system temporarily or permanently to all village water con sumers who are affected by the cutting off of their supply, and will also figure with the village concerning water for fire uses, but are not prepared at this time to make terms for that purpose. There is one feature that has met us at every turn in our investigation, that may well be mentioned here, and that is the quan tity of water used in this place. We find records of towns using from 25 to 112 gallons per capita per day. Boston is the largest user of any New England town and they use 112 gallons. St. Johnsbury runs through the pipes of both systems nearly 2.000,000 gallons oerdav. or more than 300 gallons for each inhabitant, showing that there must be a great waste of water here, and from whatever source you get your water supply in the future your com mittee recommend the use of meters, to measure the water to consumers. In conclusion, we wish to say that the result of our investigation is, that we have found four possible sources for a water supply: 1st, a gravity system. 2d, by filtration of our present supply 3d, boring for artesian water. 4th, cleaning up the river north of St, lohnsburv. "Your committee recommend as the most feasible of these sources the gravity system, and Hall's pond at Concord as the most reasonable place to take the water from. We would also recommend the purchase ofthe Acqueduct Company's plant, if possible, as their pipes and bi ters could all be used, and there would be only one water system in town." John L. Collins of Albany, N. Y., the civil engineer who has been with the board in their investigations, followed with his report, also recommending Hall's pond which he said covered 143 acres and would cost to install $118,690, exclusive of land damages and right of way. He made a detailed report of the various sources of supply mentioned by the village trustees and also referred briefly to the Goss Hollow brook which was rejected because it was not high enough above our village. Touching upon the use of meters he said, " A supply of from 65 to 100 gallons per capita is sufficient, and where the consumption exceeds 100 an unnecessary waste is tak ing place and a thorough investigation ol the system should be made to ascer tain such waste." The clerk then read a lengthy report from Young & Young of Newport as to the right of the village to prevent con tamination above the pumping station and Mr. Dunnett supplemented the re. port of Dunnett & Slack (which was in the clerk's hands) with a verbal report Both firms entered very thoroughly into the legal questions involved, but as there was no desire to make (urther use or tne village plant for domestic purposes noth ing was done with these reports except to accept them and place them on file with the clerk. At the conclusion of these reports both Mr. Stanley and Mr. Collins were inter rogated by the voters and Col. Fletcher asked if the St. Johnsbury Acqueduct CLAPBOARDS. Almost any width, any length, any quality, any price from $6.50 to $20.00. We recommend the good kind, but we sell all kinds. Quality sells the good kind. Price sells the cheap kind. A fair quality 4 1-2 Inches $9.00. FOLLENSBY & PECK. Company could throw any light on the subject. Manager Turner replied with a very interesting speech, saying he would prefer to keep silence, but he was also willing to contribute any light on the subject. He was closely listened to and warmly applauded attheclose. He gave a brief history of the growth of the Ac queduct system and explained that under proper conditions his company could take care of the whole village, supplying water for both fire and domestic pur poses. He said the bad taste and odor last winter had never occurred before and was prevalent in many other New England systems. Mr. Turner said the Acqueduct Com pany would never expend the necessary amount of money to bring in 2,000,000 gallons of water into the village, 79 per cent, of which would be wasted, and as a taxpayer he was opposed to the vil lage expending the necessary money to bring in the above needless amount of water. Interrogated by George W. Young as to the probable cost of meters, Mr. Tur ner asked to have E. H. Gowing address the meeting. Mr. Gowing said that it was impossible to tell what it would cost the St. Johnsbury people as con ditions varied in different places and the subject had never been seriously consid ered by the Acqueduct Company. After a formal acceptance of the trus tees' and engineer's report, and ordering them them to be placed on file, the meet ing adjourned. Woman's Club Lawn Party. Monday proved to be a perfect day for the annual lawn party, which was held on the spacious lawn at the home of Mrs. C. H. Stevens, where festoons and other decorations with the national colors, reminded all of the close prox imity of the national holiday. The guests were introduced by Mrs. George H. Cross and received by Mrs. George F. Cheney, Mrs. C. H. Dempsey, Mrs. D. C. Horner, and Mrs. C. H. Stevens. The introduction committee which will serve during the year helped to increase the social feature of the gathering. The committee include Mrs. George H. Cross, chairman, Mrs. W. E. Peck, Mrs. Chris tina Braley, Miss Rossie B, Weeks, and Mrs. George B. Spauldingj The social committee was assisted in serving re freshments of sherbet and cake by Misses Helen Gray, Isabel Noyes, Madeline Randall, Jean L. Stanley, Ilabel Gaskill, and Caroline D. Higgins. Punch was served by Mrs. E. M. Taft and Miss Helen C. btevens. The afternoon was one of pleasure for all present. SPONSOR OF BATTLESHIP. Cor. Bell's Daughter will Christen the Vermont Aug. 31. Gov. Bell's announcement that be had named his eldest daughter, Miss Jennie Bell, as sponser to break the customary bottle of champagne over the bow of the battleship Vermont when she is launched at Quincy, Mass., Aug. 31, has been well received throughout the state. Miss Bell was at Montpelier during the session of the legislature last fall and made many friends by her gracious manner and ready wit. Gov. Bell's wife and younger daughter, his official staff and invited guests will accompany him, and it is ex pected tbat many prominent vermonters will be present at the launching. A good deal of pleasantry has appear ed in the state press over what should be used at the launching. Maple syrup has been suggested by several editors as Ver mont's most tvpical product, while an other journalist thinks a bottle of hard cider would be fitting for a battleship named for the truly rural state. As noth ing official has been announced it has been taken for granted tbat the custom ary bottle of champagne will be used as the Vermont leaves the wavs of the Fore River shipbuilding company at Quincy, Mass. The Vermont will be one of the most powerful fighting ships afloat, costing exclusive of armament $4,212,000, while its total cost will exceed $7,500,000. The ship is now more than half complet ed and the remainder of the work will be done after the launching. The legislature has appropriated $5000 for a silver service to be presented the battleship. Heavy Traffic. Last Saturday beat all records on the Boston & Maine system for passenger traffic and all the afternoon trains were late because of the unprecedented rush . to the country. Some of the trains on the eastern division were run in three sections and the White Mountain train came up the Connecticut valley in two sections, 13 parlor cars being necessary in addition to the other coaches. The "air line" train from Boston to Montreal had 1344 passengers which is the record for this popular train.