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jL nI xn 3- 'a .Jv'C V. i : St X I . r 1', COMMENCED AUGUST 8, 337 ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 1916. VOL. LXXIX, NO. 36 WHOLE NO. 4108 The Berry-Ball Dry Coods Co. DURABILITY TEST! See the WHITTALL Rug Anglo-Persian quality, in our South Window. This is the same rug that will be placed on the sidewalk in front of our store Saturday of this weekend remain until the following Saturday night, then sent to the Whittall factory to be cleaned, and then sold to the highest bidder. Size of rug, 9x12 ft. Regular price anywhere in the United States, $68.00. Send in your sealed bids any time. Be sure they are sealed up in envelope and deposited in closed box in carpet room. Our out-of-town customers may send bids. Be sure the envel ope is marked "Bid on Rug." We don't want to know anyone's bid until box is opened. U Th Miino That Stand fcl.IL L t V The Sidewalk Test Ik Berry-Ball A BANK, Like the Individual, Mast Live and Be Known By Its Reputation We endeavor to be favorably known by: Careful Management insuring: Safety of Principal. Liberal Dividends to Depositors 4 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. Passumpsic St. Johnsbury, Vermont TWO FASHION SHOWS Modern Methods Adopted By Two of St. Jolmsbury's Merchandising Concern.-. t For the first time St. Johnsbury la dies had the pleasure last week of be ing assisted in deciding on their spring wardrobe by witnessing two fashion shows, one at Leach and Waterman's on Wednesday, the other at the Ready-to-Wear shop on Wednesday and Thursday. The Leach and Waterman store was crowded all day Wednesdaj and those who came were rewarded by seeing Misses Clarissa White, Hazel Walker and Phebo Scott wearing the prettiest of afternoon and evening gowns. The dresses were all drum mer's samples and the person who could not find something to' suit her must have been too fussy to deserve good clothes. The Ready-to-Wear shop was decor ated with flowers for the fashion show and the company of ladles present each day Included many from Lyn donville as well as those from St Johnsbury. On Wednesday the models were Misses Beatrice Badger, Alwllda Wells, Gertrude Menut, Gertrude Cald beck and Harriett Weeks, Mrs. Rob ert Nichols and Mrs. Arthur Liberty. On Thursday Misses Haeel Walker and Madeline Clark substituted for two who were unable to come. Suits, coats, afternoon and evening dresses, sport skirts, coats and sweaters and the daintiest of blouses were shown at this store. The hats worn by the .models and which added so much to their appearance were by Mrs. Gor don and Mrs. Folsom. Paper going higher; order now! i Itllll I TV Dry Goods Co. Savings Bank READING BY MRS. FISHER Widely Known Author Gave Fine En tertainment Before The Search. Hffht Club. The Searchlight club of the South church, which has given the town so many fine entertainments in the past, again gave pleasure by arranging for author's readings by Dorothy Canfield Fisher of Arlington, on Friday eve ning. The church auditorium was fairly well filled, many coming before eight o'clock to listen to an organ re cital by Mrs. Joseph Fairbanks. Mrs. Fisher has a very pleasing presence and her simple, quiet rendering of her own writings left a lasting impression with her hearers. She read two un published stories and one from her book "Ilillsboro People." Between the readings Miss Elizabeth Peck fav ored the company with violin solos with Mrs. Fairbanks as accompanist. Mrs. Fisher gives the entire proceeds of her readings to relief work for the French soldiers, and the Searchlight club will devote the proceeds of the entertainment for war relief. After the entertainment the Search light club gave an informal reception to Mrs. Fisher in the church parlor. Mr. and Mrs. Moody receiving with Mrs. Fisher and the president of the Searchlight club. Miss Mabel Shields. Punch and wafers were served by Mrs. C. G. Braley and Mrs. J. H. Brooks. The W. R. C. will hold a whist party on Thursday evening, Apr. 13. Large color prints of German landscapes and buildings of unusual Interest are on exhibition at the Athe naeum till Apr. 24. m FRATERNAL SHEETINGS 1'aaanmpale Lodare, No. 27. P. A A. M. Retrnlar Communication Thursday even ing. April 13. Frbd C. Beck, W. M. David R. Colb, Secretary. Haaweil Royal Arch Chapter, fit. 11. Stated Annual Convocation Friday even tng, April 21. Raymond A. Psiil, B. H.F. Flio G. Mooiib, Secretary. Palestine Commandery, No. 5, K. T. Stated Conclave Tuesday evening, Apri' 18. Blwin A. Silsby, Em. Commander. -Biil D. Evans, Recorder. The Mosesm of Natural Science. Open week daya 91 3 A. M., 1 1 P. M. Sunday 2.30 to 5 P. M. All visitor welcomed. St. Johabry Athenaeum. LIBSAKT KBADINO BOOM AST OtLLItT 9 o'clock to 9 o'clock each week day, Wed nesday evenings excepted. S o'clock to 5 o'clock Sundays. All are Invited. LOCAL NOTICES (Notices will be Inserted in thia 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.) The annual Easter sale of St. An drews church will be held at Pythian hall Friday evening. Apr. 28. A six o'clock dinner will be served and there will be dancing from 8:30 to 12 with music by Sargent's orchestra. Danc ing 25 cents a person. The Woman's association of the North church will serve a supper Fri day night, Apr. 14, at 6:30. Menu: Fish salad. Potato Croquettes, Rolls, Pickles, Doughnuts, Maple Honey, Coffee. Following the supper Circle X will gWe the amusing farce, "The Truth of the Gift Horse." Supper and entertainment 25 cents. The Searchlight club will hold a Food Sale at the South church, Sat urday, Apr. 22. Grace Unity club will hold a rum mage sale In the Mission rooms on Friday afternoon and evening and Saturday afternoon. The AEROFRAM GAS SAVER guarantees to reduce your gasoline bills. Price $1.00. Perrin No Glares cuts out the glare, increases the light. Price $1.00. J. M. CADY, 38 R. R. St., Phone 9, ring 1 Farms and houses for sale. C. E. KIRK. Fairbanks Coffee, sold by A. H. Gleason, 73 Main street. If you are weak, tire, and all run down, get a bottle of Searles' Hypophosphites, it will make you feel like a new person. Regular 51.00 size only 79c. If you need a monument or any lettering done in cemetery write or call 534M, J. E. Walker. MISSION AT ST. ALOYSIUS Course of Lectures Defining The Catholic Basis of Christian Unity. Beginning Easter Sunday evening, Apr. 23, and continuing each evening of that Week and concluding Sunday morning, Apr. 30, at the 10:00 o'clock mass a course of lectures defining the Catholic basis of Christian unity through the exposition of the doctrines of the Catholic church will be deliver ed in St. Aloysius church. This course of lectures is intended as a means for those desiring to become acquainted with the doctrine and belief of the Catholic church to secure from an authoritative source the desired in formation. The course is so arranged as to cover in eight lectures and in preliminary answers to written ques tions proposed, the doctrines, disci pline, duties and general devotional atmosphere of the church. The dis cussion of topics will be impersonal and non-controversial. Rev. James P. Moore of the Diocesan Missionary j band of the diocese of Springfield, Mass., will give the lectures. Fr. Moore and his associates on the mis sionary band have given similar lec tures throughout New England, many having been given in Vermont with great success. The lecture each eve ning will be followed by the Benedic- ; tion of the Blessed Sacrament at which service the choir of the church will render specially prepared music. The choir will be assisted by Miss Eliza beth Peck, violinist and F. X. Lanctot, clarinetist. The solos have been as signed to Miss Alice Roach, Mrs. Ar thur Liberty, Miss Bessie McEncroe, Doctor Tierney, Thomas Walsh and Walter Cox. A short musical pro gram will be rendered each evening preceding the lecture. " The lecture will begin promptly at 7:30 p. m. A question box will be placed near' the door into which interested non-Catholics are invited to place any unsigned questions bearing upon the doctrines, ceremonies or practices of the Catho lic church. These questions will be answered each evening during the half-hour alloted for this purpose. Personal inquiries will be welcomed by the Mission Father, daily, between 9 a. m., and p. m. The pastor and people of St. Aloysius church extend a most hearty invitation to the people of St. Johnsbury who are not of their faith to attend these lectures. No ad mission cards are required. No col lections. Sunday evening, Apr. 23. "Who is Christ? Whose Son is He?" Monday evening, Apr. 24, "Is one religion as good as another?" Tuesday evening, Apr. 25, "The Church and the Bible.:. Wednesday evening, Apr. 26, "How can a priest forgive sin ?" Thursday evening, Apr. 27, "What is the Lord's Supper?" Friday evening, Apr. 28, "Is it law ful to pray for the departed?" Saturday evening, Apr. 29, "Mary the Mother of Jesus." ounaay. 10 a. m., "Why l am a Catholic" Following the course of lectures and TRUSTEESJIEPORT Unable To Comply With Town's Demands But Would Elect One School Director As A Trustee Since the adoption of a, resolution at the town meeting in March there have been meetings between the mem bers of the board of school direct ors and the trustees of the acad emy at which the demand of the town through the resolution that the mem bers of the board of school direct ors be made members of the board of trustees of the academy or else a board of arbitration consisting of the three Bchool directors and three trus tees of the Academy and a seventh man if necessary was discussed. These joint meetings ended with the promise on the part of the academy trustees to consider the matter and report to the school directors. They have sent the school commissioners the follow ing report: .. St. Johnsbury, Vt., Apr. 8, 1916. To the School Directors of the Town of St. Johnsbury: Gentlemen: Since our joint meeting with you on March 17th, the. Academy trustees have twice met to consider the ques tions raised by the resolutions adopted at the recent annual town meeting. They have carefully considered both the letter and the spirit of those reso lutions, and deem it to be their duty, as administrators of a trust, to make the following answer: The trustees do not possess legal authority to grant the request of' the town precisely in either of the two forms embodied in the resolution. The first suggestion, placing the three school directors, ex-officio, on the board of trustees, cannot be adopt ed in full in the terms of the resolu tion, because of certain conditions in the Academy charter and in the- deeds of gift which might thereby be brok en. A violation of these conditions might entail a forfeiture of school property. It is not certain that the changes which would probably be necessary to avoid this result could be secured, surely not within the four months limit named in the resolution. Cannot Delegate Powers. The second suggestion, a board of arbitration, involves the submission by the trustees and the school directors (in the word3 of the resolution) "of all matters and questions referring or appertaining to St. Johnsbury Acad emy or the public schools of St. Johns bury," to a board of six persons, with provision for a seventh as umpire to break a tie. The trustees of the Academy have not the right thus to delegate to another board "all ques tions appertaining to the Academy," and we understand that your board of school directors recognizes the same (Continued on page five.) beginning Sunday evening, Apr. 30, Father Moore will conduct a mission in the same church for the members of St. Aloysius parish. Masses will be said each morning at 5:30 and 8:00 o'clock at which a short instruction will be given. In the evening at 7:30 a sermon will be given followed by, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. J. W. DWYER. NOT QUESTION OF SALARY Pres. Thomas Would Not Leave Mid dlebury College. Editor of The Caledonian: There recently appeared in a Mont pelier paper a statement which un doubtedly formed the basis of your editorial in your issue of last week. The unwarranted statement that Dr. Thomas was not elected Commissioner of Education because he fixed a salary of $6,000, and that the Board declined to engage him because the State could not pay that amount, is unjust and entirely misleading, both so far as Dr. Thomas and all others are concerned. Dr. Thomas' name, among many oth ers, was considered as a possible Com missioner of Education. Dr. Thomas in his loyal desire to re main for the present as President of Middlebury College immediately dis couraged consideration of his name. Neither Dr. Thomas nor the one who approached him ever had the oppor tunity to get down to the point of fix ing .or naming a salary. The only consideration was, would he accept the position? The salary question was not discussed save that it was thought that if he would accept, it could be satisfactorily arranged for all con cerned. Dr. Thomas' reply made fur ther consideration of this question un necessary. I hope this statement will have wide circulation and that the people of Vermont will realize that financial con siderations are oftentimes of secondary importance. It is solely to reveal Dr. Thomas' noble attitude in what was done that I am glad to make this statement as emphatic as one who talked with him can make it. Very truly yours, FRANK H. BROOKS, St. Johnsbury Vt.. Apr. 11, 1916. HIS AGE IS AGAINST HIM "I am 52 years old and I have been troubled with kidneys and bladder for a good many years," writes, Arthur Jones, Allen, Kas. "My age is against me to ever get cured, but Foley Kidney Pills do me more good than anything I ever tried." Many people suffer from aching back, shooting pains, stiff joints, all have been relieved, C. C. BINGHAM, kidney trouble who need not suffer when they can get Foley Kidney Pills. Mr. Jones in a later letter says if it was not for them he would never be able to work in the hay field. Rheumatism, aching back, shooting- pains, stiff joints, a haTe been relieved, C. C-BINGHAM, NEW ARMORY HERE State Board Unanimous In Giving Co. D, First Infantry, A New Home-May Locate on E. Ave. The state armory board, consisting of Gov. Charles. W. Gates, Adjt.-Gen Lee Tillotson and Col. Ira Reeves, has unanimously decided to locate a state armory for the use of Company D, First Vermont Infantry, in St. Johns bury. This decision was made after a hearing at Montpelier last week which was attended by several local men and men from Newport and Springfield who wanted the next armory located in their respec tive towns. A state appropriation of $25,000 for the construction of the building be comes available on the first of July this year. The town must furnish a site but the state pays the entire ex pense of the building. It is probable that a front about 7 Ox 30 feet with a hall in the rear 60x80 feet will be constructed. The hall can be let for other meetings and will fur nish a large assembly hall for any state gatherings or conventions that may meet here. ' The location of the armory has not been decided but it is understood that a letter has been sent to Mrs. Walter Husband of Washington to learn what price she would take for the lot on Eastern avenue that has been talked of for a post office site. Two or three other locations have been discussed. When the sites are determined upon the armory board will come and in spect them and approve of one. Then it will be purchased by the town and deeded to the state. The state armory board is ready to come as soon as there are sites for them to Inspect. The decision to construct an armory here pleases everybody and especially Capt. H. A. Wilcox who has labored so effectively in maintaining a company of militia here. There are now 73 men and three officers in Co. D and 75 men is the limit they are allowed to have. The construction of an armory comes at a very opportune time because the time the company can occupy its present quarters in the Y. M. C. A. is limited. The 'city mission is to move Into the Y. M. C. A. and Mr. Marshall will have charge of the rooms in the I building and occupy practically all of the first floor for city mission purposes. Capt. Wilcox received notice from Col. Reeves last Saturday night that the cadets at Norwich university will go into camp from June 4th to 17th and that the captain of each company of the militia might appoint two men to attend the camp and be trained in horsemanship. The purpose of this is to give each company men trained to act as mounted scouts in military work. The captain has not made his appointments yet. The men will re ceive regular pay and expenses the same as if in the regular camp. HENRY O'MALLEY PROMOTED Former St. Johnsbury Boy Now Chief In Washington Office Many old friends of Henry O'Malley will congratulate him on his new ap pointment. He has been made chier of the division of pisciculture of the United States bureau of Fisheries at Washington, the appointment being announced last week. As the salary which accompanies the position is $2700 Mr. O'Malley Is to be congrat ulated in more ways than one. He began his work with the department of fisheries as laborer at the local hatchery when J. W. Titcomb was in charge. From St. Johnsbury he was sent to the Baker Lake, Wash., sta tion as superintendent, was later sup erintendent at Clackamas station, Oregon, and more recently has , been field superintendent for all the sta tions on the Pacific coast. Mr. O'Malley Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Malley, for many years highly respected residents of Fair banks Village, and is a graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy. PUT UP BIRD HOUSES Houses Built by School Children Placed In the Bird Haunts Next to the pleasure of planning and building bird-houses is that ot putting them up. A happy company of 30 eager children gathered at 9 a. m. Saturday to locate the best places in popular bird-haunts where birds might desire to secure homes. The adventuresome boys who always enjoy climbing were useful in ascend ing the ladder or scaling the tree and nailing up the houses. Each one was put at about 20 feet from the ground or high enough to be out of the reach of cats and other bird enemies. The doors were carefully turned to the east or south to avoid the cola northerly winds. Each one of the 20 house was named and located on a chart so that a record may be kept of the bird occupants and experience gained to help learn the bird's prefer ences and secure even better places for another set of bird-nesting houses another year. The five prize winners: Philip Beck, Russell Marshall, Raymond Skinner, Martin Foye and Linwood Thomas were much pleased with their valu able prizes, several of which were tools for making more bird-houses and other useful things. The 10 who received honorable mention were each given an . illustrated pamphlet on "Bird Houses and How to Build Them," by Ned Dearborne, and other literature about bird habits. .It is hoped that the prizes may be an in- Feature Program April 12 to April 19 WEDNESDAY. "'Green Eyed Monster." Featuring Robert Mantel) and Genevieve Hamper, "South Arner.can Trav. els." ( Paramount!. THURSDAY. "The Cave Man." Featuring; Robert Kdeson. ( V. L. S. E ) Globe Theatre OrcheMra. FRIDAY. "The Reform Candidate." Featuring Maclyn Arbuckle. (Paramount.) "Pictogrraphs." (Paramount.) SATURDAY. "The Silent Voice." Featuring Francis Bush man. (Metro). "The Strange Case of Mary Page. Feat tiring Edna Mayo and Walthall. Globe Theatre Orchestra. MONDAY. "The Immigrant." Featuring Valeska Suratt (Paramount). "The Girl and The Game." Featuring Helen Holmes. (Signal). Globe Theatre Orchestra. TUESDAY. "Long Chance." Featuring Frank Keenan (Universal). "Broken Coin." Featuring: Grace Canard. (Universal). THE GLOBE centive to better work, and deeper in terest in the work of the Museum for the children and the community. WHEN PRICES WERE HIGHER Flour $15 a Barrel and Kerosene 88 Cents a Gallon in 1865 and 1866. Prices seem high enough to suit theH most fastidious at the ' present time but E. N. Randall is showing some prices taken from a grocery bill of his mother's in the latter part of 1865 and the first of 1866 that show things cost more than they do now. Here are some of the items:"" 1 barrel of Flour, $15.00 50 lbs. of sugar, 17 c a lb., 8.75 48 lbs. of lard, 22 c a lb., 10.80 5 gallons kerosene, 88c a gal., 4.40 4 lbs. of butter, 50c a lb., 2.00 1 gallon of vinegar, .50 2 dozen crackers, .IS 1 peck of apples, .55 1 pound of sausage, 28 Y pound of ginger, .12 23 lbs. of ham, 25c a lb., 6.80 2 lbs. of pork, .50 pound of tea, .78 1 pound of maple sugar, .28 V pound of cream of tartar, " r20 ton of coal, .8.60 STATE CONVENTION MAY 26 Vermont Republicans to Meet At Montpelier That Day. A very harmonious meeting of the Vermont State republican committee was held at the Hotel Vermont in Burlington Monday afternoon, Stanley C. Wilson, chairman, presiding. It was voted to hold the State conven tion on May 26 at Montpelier at ten o'clock in the morning for the elec tion of four delegates at large and four alternates to the republican na tional convention In Chicago. It was decided to adopt as a basis of representation at the convention the republican vote for governor in the election of 1914, with customary ap portionment of delegates according; to the votes cast in each town. The matter of temporary organiza tion of the convention, after discussion of available men, was referred to the executive committee, with power to act, as were the. various details con nected with the convention. May 16, the day of the primary election, was designated as the day for the holding of caucuses at which delegates to the State convention shall be elected and a call for election" ol town and city committees at the same time will be issued later. In the absence of J. Rolf Searles of St. Johnsbury, secretary of the com mittee, S. B. Waite of Hyde Park was elected secretary pro tern. Stanley C. Wilson of Chelsea presided at the meeting. Dcmon.stration At Goss.' Many persons were attracted to the C. H. Goss store last week to see the demonstration of the Round Oak three fuel, wood, coal and gas range. The range, which is new to St. Johnsbury, was explained by Miss Edwards of Dowagiac, Mich., the home town of the Round Oak company. She showed the baking qualities of the range by making rolls and bread while many of n WINTER IS THE TIME FOR Sore Throat ALSO TO USE The American Throat Tablets The Ideal Remedy for Sore Throat or Cough Remember to Use The American Liuer Tablet , The Perfect Laxative They Made The Quarter Famous THEATRE the best points of the range could be easily seen. The fact that it must be washed, not blacked, would appeal to many and some of the conveniences are the very latest word in stove man ufacture. COMMERCIAL CLUB ANNUAL Will Be Held At Pythian Hall Tomor row Evening With Illustrutetl liOCturc". The annual meeting of the Commer cial club will be held In Pythian hall Thursday evening of this week at 6:30. A good dinner will be served;, good music in attendance and an il lustrated lecture given by the publicity department of the New England Tele phone company. There will be changes proposed in the by-laws of the club and a full attendance is desired. IMPRISONS ELECTRICITY II. E. Perrigo, Formerly of St. JoIiiik bury, Hat A Successful Invention. A recent issue of the .Kansas City Post sent to friends in town announces that Harry E. Perrigo of that city has perfected an Invention that captures the wild voltage of electricity in the air and imprisons it so it can be used for lighting and heating purposes. lie predicts that it will revolutionize the electrical industry. He says all that is necessary is to place the little air tight box where the customary electric light meter is placed in the home, con nect with the lighting wires of the house and you can get enough electric ity to light your house without cost. The process is not explained in the article but it says Mr. Perrigo has been working more than a year on the pro ject and now has it perfected enough for general use. Perrigo was a former resident of St Johnsbury. Let us print your programs. Quality Weight Price Service If more is wanted we can fur nish it. s x-in I T rti.Tife mnmmmr- ' ! "