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COMMENCED AUG. 8, 1837. ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 1905. VOL. LXVII-NO. 3546
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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.

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