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ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 1916.
VOL. LXXIX, NO. 36 WHOLE NO. 4108
The Berry-Ball Dry Coods Co.
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
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The Sidewalk Test
Like the Individual, Mast Live
and Be Known By Its
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
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
TWO FASHION SHOWS
Modern Methods Adopted By Two of
St. Jolmsbury's Merchandising
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
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.
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READING BY MRS. FISHER
Widely Known Author Gave Fine En
tertainment Before The Search.
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.
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'
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
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.
(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
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.
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
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
Following the course of lectures and
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:
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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
WINTER IS THE TIME FOR
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
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
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.
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
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