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ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1916.
VOL. LXXIX, NO. 34 "WHOLE NO. 4106 COMMENCED AUGUST 8, 137 The Berry-Ball Ladies' Suits At no time this season will our stock be more complete than NOW. Wide Range in STYLES, MATERIALS and PRICES. We have been told several times the past few weeks by Customers that we Had the Stock to select from. If you want a medium or low priced Suit or Coat you had better give us a look. Tailored Suits $3.75 to S35.00 Semi-Belted Suits, madev in shepherd checks and plain colors, $15.00 to $30.00. Dressy Suits Made in silk poplin, taffeta, pongee and fine grade of cloths, $25.00 to $45.00 Corduroy Suits Very smart suit for Misses, belted coat, adjust able collar; colors, tan, copper, navy and rose. Price $16.50 and $20.00 Separate Skirts Made in cloth and silk. Price $3.75' to $15.00 Wall Papers Our stock is complete. . Price per roll 6c to 1.50 Whittall Rugs Watch this space for the announcement of our SIDEWALK DEMONSTRATION You will want to bid on the $68.00 Anglo Persian Rug. tuiBgna scans sni yThe Rugs Thar Stand I vnr.M m k Kt r7ui" il it J, I 1 lillMliffT! I The Berry-Ball All Kinds All Prices The Very Best and Cheapest "Don't Take My Word For It, But Investigate" Thirty Year in the Mime Business and Office CIIAS. S. HASTINGS, 29 Main Street Over Former Post Office A BANK, Like the Individual, Must Live and Be Known By Its Reputation We endeavor to be favorably known by: Careful Management insuring Safety, of Principal. Liberal Dividends to Depositors "fo compounded semi-annually. Prompt and Courteous attention to business, whether by mail or at our window. And to do our part to assist the small Depositor to a start to wards habits of thrift. To this end we receive deposits of $1.00 and upwards. Passunipsic St. Johnsbury, Vermont Brlgham-Guyette, Clyde H. Brigham of Montpeller and Miss Bessie Guyette of Berlin were Quietly married on March 23 at the Dry Goods Co. Dry Goods Co. Savings Bank home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Russell in Montpeller. Only a few relatives were present and there were no attendants. The ceremony was performed by Rev. FRATERNAL MEETINGS Paaaampale Lodge, No. 27. P. A A. M. Rejralar Communication Thursday even ing, April 13. Fbbd C. Bbck, W. M. David R. Cole, Secretary. Ilaawell Royal Area Chapter, No. 11. Called Convocation Friday evening, March 31, at 7.80 to work R. A. D. The D. D. G. H. P. will be present. Light refreshments after work. Stated Annual Conrocatlon Friday even ing, April 21. Raymond A. Pbicl, E. H.F. Frbd G. Moore, Secretary. Palestine Commander?, No. 5, K. T. Stated Conclave Tuesday evening, April 17- Blwih A. Silsby, Em. Commander. EitL D. Evans, Recorder. The llnirom of Natural Solenee. Open week days 9 13A.M., 1 4 P.M. Sundays 2.30 to 5 P. M. All visitors welcomed. St. Johsibsrr Athemaenm. LIBRARY RBADINO ROOM ART OtLLBtT 9 o'clock to 9 o'clock each week day, Wed nesday evenings excepted. 3 o'clock to 5 o'clock Sundays. All are invited. LOCAL NOTICES (Notices will be Inserted In this column In reading matter type at the rate of ten cents a line for the first insertion and five cents a line for sub sequent Insertions of the same copy.) Spring Millinery. Mrs. Gordon announces her opening of spring millinery in all the newest models on Friday and Saturday of this week. Sugar Party. At Odd Fellows hall, Saturday eve ning, April 1, under the auspices of Green Mountain lodge, N. E. O. P. All the genuine New Maple Sugar made in March 1916 that you can eat "for 15 cents each. The members of the order, their friends, and the public are cordially invited. Good music in at tendance for entertainment and prom enade. Mrs. Dorothy Canfield Fisher. An entertainment of unusual liter ary merit will be given at the South church, Friday evening, April 7, when Mrs. Dorothy Canfield Fisher will read from her own writings. Literary crit ics agree that no one has more truly caught the spirit of Vermont life than has Mrs. Fisher in her recent book of short stories, "Hillsboro People." She is well known also for her "Montessorl Mother," "The Squirrel Cage," "The Bent Twig," and others. All are in vited to meet Mrs. Fisher at a social in the church parlors following the program. Proceeds from the enter tainment will go for war relief. Tick ets ,are 35c and are on sale by mem bers of the Searchlight club and at the Athenaeum. Farms and housefor sale. C. E. KIRK. O Goodrich Special Sack Suits $27.60. Made in St. Johnsbury. Fairbanks Coffee, sold by A. H. Gleason, 73 Main street. If you are weaL, tired and all run down, get a bottle of Searles Hypophosphites, it will make you feel like a new person. Regular 1.00 size only 79c. If you need a monument or any lettering done In cemetery write or call 534M. J. E. Walker. INTOXICATING LIQUOR FOUND Louis Gadapec and Bert Mar tell in Jail Charged with Selling. The officers made a search of the basement tenement in Henry Esta brooks block on Pearl street last Sat urday evening and found quite a quan tity of "red liquor" and Louis Gadapee and Bert Martell were arrested on the charge of selling the same. They were taken to Jail and it is expected they will have a hearing before Judge Frye today. Judge Frye, States Attorney Norton and Sheriff Worthen were in Hardwick Monday and an Inquest held before Judge Doe on the sale of intoxicating liquor but no warrants were issued. Mrs. Bertha A. Collonti pleaced guilty to the charge of selling liquor and was sentenced to serve from six to eight months in the house of correction. Sentence was suspended and she was placed on probation. Mrs. Collanti has three young children and her husband is in the insane asylum. She being the only support of the children the court felt she should have another chance to live within the law. Notice To Dog Owners. Section 5623, Vt. Laws, 1912: "The owner or keeper of a dog more than four weeks old shall annually, on or before the first day of April, cause It to be registered, numbered, described, and licensed for one year from such first day of April, in the of fice of the clerk of the town wherein such dog is kept, and shall cause It to wear a collar distinctly marked with the name of the owner or keeper, and its registered number, and shall pay for such license, one dollar for each male or spayed female dog, and six dollars for each female dog; and if not paid as aforesaid, such owner or keeper may procure a license on or before the fifteenth day of May by paying three dollars for each male or spayed female dog, and eight dollars for each female dog. See to It that your dog Is registered on or before April 1st. adv. S. F. Blomfield, pastor of the Congre gational church. The groom Is a con ductor on the Barre & Montpeller street railroad and is a son of Mrs. H. A. Brigham of St. Johnsbury. The bridge is a graduate of Montpeller High school and has been a clerk In the Cross bakery. Mr. and Mrs. Brig ham went to Boston for their wedding trip. The 25 cent piece was made famous by the American Liver Tablets, the perfect laxative GRAHAMACCEPTS Will Be Candidate For Republican Nomination For Governorship of Vermont Barton, Vt., Mar. 18, 1916. Horace F. Graham. Esq., Craftsbury, Vermont. Dear Mr. Graham: As you are being frequently men tioned for the office of Governor I have taken the liberty of writing you and inquiring if you will be a candi date for that office at the primaries in September. r Hoping I may hear from you, I am Yours very truly, WALLACE H. GILPIN. Horace F. Graham, Vermont's Next Governor. Mr. Graham's Reply. Craftsbury, Vt., Mar. 25, 1916. Wallace H. Gilpin, Esq., Barton, Vt, . Dear Mr. Gilpin: " I have your letter of March 18th in quiring If I am be e candidate for Governor at the primaries in Septem ber. I shall be a candidate for the nomin ation to the office of Governor at the September primaries. Inasmuch as under the primary law the platform of the party is to be made by a conven tion composed of the nominees for state senators and town representa tives and the six elective officers, I will only say at this time that from my fourteen years' experience as Auditor of Accounts I have come to certain definite conclusions as to what will tend to advance the interests of our state and make her government more efflcent and less expensive. Later on I will be glad to go into these matters in detail but for the present let me say that I feel that we should first adequately care for the state institutions we have, and the state endeavors we are engaged upon be fore we take up new enterprises, and that certain of our Boards and Com missions can be consolidated or dis pensed with without injury to the pub lic service. Yours very truly, HORACE F. GRAHAM. Horace F. Graham was born in New York, February 7, 1862,- and was edu cated in the common schools and at Craftsbury academy. He graduated from the schools of political science and law at Columbia college in 1838 and was admitted to the Vermont bar in October of that year and located at Craftsbury. He has held several town offices in that town, was states attor ney for the county of Orleans from 1898 to 1902. He was elected presi dential elector in 1900. He was a member of the house of representa tives In 1892 and again in 1900. He was elected state auditor in 1902 and re-elected in 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910, 1912 and 1914. He also served as member of the educational commission of the state of Vermont from 1912 to 1914. COUNTY POLITICS Some of The Farly Sprouts Appearing In the Biennial Crop. Candidates for county offices are be ginning to appear although the full crop lacks much of appearing above the ground. Like the robins there are always some ahead of the main flock to get their names in the paper as the first on the ground. There will be some contests and some of the candi dates may not be obliged to meet a contestant in the primaries. We sim ply mention some of the earliest sprouts in the political field. For county senator, W. P. Russell of Kirby is mentioned qufte favorably and it is reported that M. G. Morse of Hardwick would like to add the title of senator to his list. Who St. Johns bury will ask to be a candidate for senator Is not clear. The name of W. A. Rlcker has been mentioned but he does not say he will be a candidate. For sheriff. Wilbert H. Worthen Is a candidate for re-election and so far no one has appeared in the lists against him. For assistant judges, it is supposed the primary law will not change the custom of giving a man two terms In this office. If that is the case Nelson A. Dole will be the candidate for first ' FRAUD ALLEGED Officers of American News Vend ing: Company On Trial at Bur-lington-G. B. Arnold Plaintiff. Harry W. Witters is in Burlington representing the defendants in the case of Gardner B. Arnold of Burling ton vs. E. X. Somers, et al., an action in which the plaintiff seeks to recover $10,000 from the above-named de fendant and six others, ' including the American News Vending company of St. Johnsbury, the Eureka News Vend ing company of Plattsburgh, N. Y and F. M. Abbott. Charles Weeks, J. E. Alexander, A. P. Ladd and Dr. W. J. Aldrich, former officers and direct ors of the American News Vending company of St. Johnsbury, for the al leged fradulent sale of the patent rights territory of the state of New York, in which the plaintiff was to sell the vending machines of the American News " Vending company, which was begun at last Wednesday afternoon's session of Chittenden ; county court. The plaintiff is repre- sented by V. A. Bullard and S. R. Moulton, and the defendants by C. H. Darling, R. E. Brown. Levi P. Smith and H. W. Witters of the firm of Por ter, Witters & Harvey of St. Johns bury, and Judge-Zed S. Stanton is the presiding judge. It is expected the case will be finished today. E. X. Somers' Testimony E. X. Somers of Danville, formerly of St. Johnsbury, where he was presi dent of the American News Vending company, was the first witness called by the plaintiff's counsel. ' He testified to a contract between the American News Vending company and G. B. Arnold and J. E. Alexander. The terms of the contract called for the payment of $12,000 from Arnold and Alexander to the American News Vending company, in sums of $3,000, $5,000 and four of $1,000 each, for the patent rights to the manufacture and sale in the state of New York of the company's machines. The witness identified seven checks of Mr. Arnold's in payment of his half of this money, or $6,000, and also identified the re ceipts given for each check, each re ceipt being given for the total amount of the sum due, of which Mr. Arnold paid one-half, although the witness admitted that Mr. Alexander had never paid a single cent of his share. The witness admitted that he had never revealed to Arnold the fact that Alex (Continued on page seven.) assistant judge and O. C. Woodruff of West Burke a candidate for second as sistant judge. For state's attorney, it is supposed N. A. Norton of Lyndonville will be a candidate for re-election but he has made no announcement as yet. Wheth er or not there will be other candidates is not known. Caledonia county republicans may be well represented at the national convention in Chicago. The name of T. N. Vail has been very generally ap proved in the state press as a member of the state delegation. Mr. Vail has made no announcement as to his atti tude on the matter but it is under stood that in case there is no contest Mr. Vail might be pleased to represent Vermont in that gathering. In case Mr. Vail should decline to allow the use of his name Hon. Alexander Dun nett has been favorably mentioned for that honor. He has many friends who would like to show him some honor for the clean but unsuccessful fight he made for congressman two years ago. In case Mr. Vail desires to go to Chicago Mr. Dunnett may be chosen as a district delegate. Probably there will be additional aspirants for county offices to be con sidered later. t "MADE IN ST. JOHNSBURY" Great Industrial Exposition To Be Given May 17-20. An exhibition of the manufactured products of St. Johnsbury will be held here the third week in May, the exact dates being May 17-20, and it is the plan to have the greatest exposition of its kind ever held in this vicinity. Be sides a complete display of our manu factured products there will be a large exhibit of automobiles and a big dis play of the goods handled by our en terprising merchants. The manufac turers of automobiles have taken a lively Interest in the exposition and will use much space to display the 1916 models. The Pillsbury-Baldwin building has been secured for the show and every day and evening there will v. - Avin Mn(7 fViat will intprpst ! UtJ BUlilCLlilllfS uuib ..... - - - young and old. J. M. Cadv has charge of the rental Of the space and over half the floor space in this big building has already been engaged and If this is not large enough additional space will be pro vided in the immediate vicinity. The wVinioimin houses in town and else where have nromised to give hearty support to the exposition and it will be an educational exhibit oi great vai- trt the community. Through the medium of the Commercial club a number of committees are already at work and plans as they are developed will be announced from weeic to week. Th Ladies Aid society of Grace Methodist church held its annual meet ing on Thursday afternoon when offi cers were elected as follows: Presi dent, Mrs. E. E. Sargent; 1st vice-president, Mrs. Elmer Wadleigh; 2nd vice president, Mrs. T. R. Stiles; secretary, Mrs. C. E. Darling; treasurer, Mrs. E. P. Hamilton. During the year the society earned over $650. Feature Program WEDNESDAY. "A Soldier' Oath" featuring William Farn um (Fox) "South American Travels" Paramount) THURSDAY. "Blindness of Virtue" featuring Edna Mayo and Brvant Washburn (V. L. S. E ) FRIDAY. "Mr. Grexof Monte Carlo" featuring Theo, Rob erts (Paramount) "Pictosrraph'' (Paramount) .. SATURDAY. "The Rosary" featuring Kathlyn Williatui (Seli Red Seal) flONDAY. "Jane" featuring Greenwood and Grant (Para mount) Girl and the Game" (Signal) TUESDAY. "Colorado" featuring Hobart Bosworth (Uni "Broken Coin" leaturing Graca Cunard and versal) Francis Ford THE GLOBE ROAD MEN MEET State Commissioner Bates Urges Early Construction For State Highways And Good Patrol. Every road commissioner in Cale donia county, all but three or four selectmen and others from outside the county met at Pythian hall last Wednesday afternoon with Stoddard B. Bates, state highway commissioner for instructions relating to highway work the coming season. The total at tendance was about 115 and much in terest was manifested. County Road Commissioner M. M. Stocker of Dan ville arrived that morning from a win ter spent in California, in time to at tend the county meeting and spoke briefly, outlining his plans for this season. Commissioner Bates at the forenoon session - spoke on construction work, urging that state roads be built as early in the season as possible so they can be used before frost sets in. He said this county had appropriated $400 more this year than last to be matched dollar for dollar by the state so there would be a large amount of construction work to be done. He will demand the construction of uni form railings painted white on all of the state work where railings are needed. He said that the resurfacing of the older improved roads should be done more generally than in the past and that the state would match dollar for dollar up to $500 per town for re surfacing. The resurfacing should all be done in May or June or left un til October a.s this kind of work done in dry season does not endure. THE UNIVERSAL COAL MOORE'S Burns equally well in the boiler or range. Bright, clean, square frac tured, and wears well.. WINTER IS THE TIME FOR Sore Throat ALSO TO USE Fho American The Ideal Remedy for Remembor to Use Fho American The Perfect Laxative They Made The Quarter Famous Mar. 29 to 'Apr. 5 featuring Helen Holmes THEATRE He wants more patrol work than last year. This county had last sea son 40 miles of highway cared for by patrol. There should be 75 miles this year. The average cost of this work last season was $74 a mile and the state paid from $20 to $50 a mile of this expense. The state is ready to aid in the same way this season. There was quite a little discussion by some of the ofiioials in attendance. A POTTERY EXHIBIT Will Be Given At Woman' Club Meeting Next Monday. The regular meeting of the Woman's club will be held In Pythian hall, Mon day, April 8, at three o'clock. The Art committee. Miss Katherine Bing ham, chairman, has arranged for a pottery exhibit, loaned by the State Federation of Women's Clubs. There will be a paper on the subject of pot tery. This exhibit will be free to the academy pupils from 1:00 to 2:30, and they are especially Invited to avail themselves of this unusual opportun ity. The club is to be honored by the presence of the president of the Ver mont State Federation of Women's Clubs, Mrs. Robert Smith, who will speak of the rural problems. ALL DEPOSITS IN THIS BANK ARE TAX FREE Deposits made on or before APRIL 5th will draw interest from APRIL 1st Interest is at the rate of 4 per annum, and this bank pays all s taxes regardless of amount of deposits in other banks. Passumpsic Savings Bank St. Johnsbury, - - - Vt. Throat Tablet Sore Throat or Cough Liver Tablet