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Vol. XLII. No. 14 MORRISVILLE VT., WEDiNESDAX, DECEMBER 20, 1922 $2.00 a Year in Vermont; Elsewhere in U. S., $2.50 AND BUSINESS NOTICES Our Classified Advertisement Column Rate 2 cents a word each inser' Jj r t LOGS WANTED. W. C. V CASH PAID Highest Cash Pric Paid for Calves, Cheap Cows, Bulls and Hogs. Tel.124-31 JOHN MINER, Hyde Park FOR SALE: P. 'P. Stewart coal store, No. 65. Inquire of D. A. ANDERS, Morrisville, Vt. Maple Candies now on sale at Maple Pyrell, Summer street. Advt. Annual New . Year's Ball, Hotel Melendy, Jeffersonville, Friday night, December 29. Music by Burroughs' Orchestra. Full bill $2.00. Adv. Stowe Stage Telephone 35-2 Annual New Year's Ball .Hotel Melendy, Jeffersonville, Fri day night, December 29. Music by Burroughs' orchestra. Full bill $2.00. Adv. IS ST TO BE REMEMBERED Is the truly big spirit of Christmas as this, in itself, spreads happiness. Happiness is the thing most sought in life by everyone. Why not create more of it, start ing at Christmas and extending this creation throughout this and every year? Start now! Come early! Have you forgotten anyone? We can help you and are at your service. THE TIFT-ELLIS JEWELRY CO. Billings Block, Morrisville, Vt. Advertisement. Sleds for Sale One pair medium wei&ht two-horse work sleds. One pair heavy lumber sleds. One two-seater spring sleigh, first class condition, well upholstered C. S. PAGE Hyde Park, Vermont Put it in black and white use printer's ink it will help you !IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIltllUIIIIIllllllfl1IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlllIIIIII1IIIIIIIIIIllllIIIIIIIIIIIllIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIllfllIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIllll CHRISTMAS That Are Our large display of so many useful easy for you to select your gifts and our low buy more of them. 1 3fo:e. -vooviEiiixr etna. Gaiters Kimonas Silk Hose Kid Gloves Silk Gloves Bath Robes Dress Skirts Felt Slippers Boudoir Caps Silk Bloomers JTOtt. 3V0CE31Xr and. Neckwear Silk Hose ' Kid Gloves Mackinaws Silk Shirts Bath Robes Dress Trousers Hats and Caps Of every description for Men, Women and Children Shoes and Overshoes for Men, Women and Children Infants' Coats, Dresses, Knit Jackets, Teddybear Sets, Booties and Leggins, Bonnets and Jllankets. Suit Cases, Traveling Bags, Trunks, Umbrellas, Bed Blankets, Robe Blankets, Army Blankets and Comforters. Hundreds of other articles are not mentioned which you will find on display. This Store Will Be Open Every Evening Until Christmas A. J. Saleeby, Johnson, Yt. I "THE STORE THAT SAVES YOU MONEY" JjiiiiuiiiHiiiiumiiiiimmiiimimiiiimiiiiHiiim LOCAL NEWS MORRISVILLE 1 Miss Mary Moody has been spend- , -veral days at the home of her Moody, at Montpelier. Jr., and Miss Doris. 5 ington visitors Mon- i . Guerniem went Tues day u. for a stay with- her mother, fti... Chiardi Adele. C. W. McFarland has sold his hard ware and plumbing store on Portland street to H. A. Graves of Barre, who will take possession Jap. 1. Miss Christabel Wallace, a student at the Kimball school, Lowell, Mass., is spending the Christmas vacation with her mother, Mrs. Mae Wallace. Mrs. Mary Thomas, who has been in feeble health for some time, has not been as well for the past three weeks, having been confined to the bed. The Misses Dorothy and Elizabeth Powers of New York are expected Friday to spend the holidays with their parents, Judge and Mrs. George M. Powers. , Leslie Brown 'has returned from Montgomery Center, where he . has spent the last . week. Mr. Brown is employed as bookkeeper for the Ver mont Plywood Co. of this place and spent the week with the Nelson Hall Co., learning their system of book keeping. The Girls' Friendship Class of the Congregational Church met at the vestry of the church on Wednesday evening, Dec. 13, for their annual meeting. 4A delicious supper, was served, consisting of mashed potatoes, escalloped salmon, salads, rolls, spongue drops and maple mousse by the December hostesses, the Misses Hazel Sherman and Fay Bates. The following officers were elected for the coming year: President, Mrs. Gwen--dolyn Child; treasurer, Mrs. Anna Jones; chairman of social committee, Miss Freda Noble. Mrs. James King entertained the King's Heralds of the Methodist Church At a Christmas party last I week at her home on High street. mere was a unnstmas tree wiui a gift for each guest and refreshments of sandwiches and cocoa were served. F. Lome Mitchell, who recently purchased the Briggs Pharmacy', has been making improvements, notably among them being two handsome signs, the work of A. N. Adams. Theodore Edwards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edwards of Maple street, is at his home here on a fur lough from his duties on tha battle ship Utah. . Mr. Edwards returned last October from Europe and ex pects to leave next month for South America and a trip through the Pan ama Canal Zone. R. P. Briggs, who is employed by the Bigelow Pharmacy at Newport, spent Sunday with his family here. Mrs. Briggs and daughters, the Misses Rebecca and Mary Elizabeth, and son, Robert, left today to join Mr. Briggs at that place. The best wishes of a large circle of friends in this vicinity go with them to their new home. Silk Camisoles Silk Petticoats Silk Princes Slip Hair Ornaments Belts and Beads Indian Moccasins Cotton Petticoats Coats and Dresses Silk Night Gowns Muslin Underwear Indian Mocassins Sheep Lined Coats Garters (in boxes) Wool and Silk Hose Suits and Overcoats Armbands (in boxes) Silk and Wool Scarfs Suspenders (in boxes) HANDKERCHIEFS Community Christmas Morrisville to Celebrate Christmas Eve With a Community Christmas Sing and Tree in P. A. Park. All the church choirs and leading singers in town have joined in pre paring for a grand community Christmas observance Sunday night at 8:30 o'clock at the bandstand in the park. , Mrs. George M. 'Towers is drilling the singers in old-time Christmas carols, and the event promises to be a great success." WOMAN'S CLUB NOTES It was like a cozy home social at the library cn Monday evening of ;his week when 30 club members were seated in groups about the tables with needles and crochet work and listened to the Yuletide stories and legends. Mrs. E. W. Gates presided and the meeting was opened by sing--.ng "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" And club prayer. Mrs. L. D. Smith had arranged an excellent program which was well carried out as follows: "Yuletide Among the Ancients," Mrs. Water man; "Legend- of the Christmas llose," Miss Moody; song, "O Come, A.'l Ye Faithful"; "Yuletide in Eng land," Mrs. Goodliffe; 'Christmas Leaand in' Germany," Mrs. Child; "Yuletide in Northern Lands," Mrs. Cornell." Mrs. Smith then told a story which was listened to with quiet attention and interest. "Yuletide in .America" was given by Miss Bulkeley and the entertain ment closed by singing "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear." Mrs. Smith pleasantly introduced each number with timely remarks and to her is due much credit for this most interesting and appropriate Yuletide celebration. The ushers named for the next meeting are Mrs. Nellie Ellis, Mrs. Lizzie Fisher, Mrs. Ines Stewart and Mrs.. Ellsworth. Junior Club Meeting and Christmas Party The second meeting of the Junior Community Club will be held this week Wednesday evening from seven to nine in Academy hall. All par ents of members are invited to attend and all rural school pupils. The program for this meeting was planned by the members of the club in November. This program includes vocal solos, recitations, charades, magic demonstration and a Christmas play, "Mixed Baskets." Games will be played, Mr. and Mrs. Santa will be presest and a tree full of gifts and "goodies" will be there. Come and have a good time with the juniors. No admission. Ittakes a truly brave man to side track a fight when he knows he could lick the other fellow. Some women have a good reason for never smiling. It might crack the veneer on their faces. It is easy to tell the home life of some people. Their sweetness in pub lic is overdone. 1 $1.00 pays for 26 weeks in Vermont. GIFTS Useful articles will make it prices will help you GtIjeils i Fur Lined Mittens Spanish Silk Scarfs Wool and Silk Hose Middies and Slipons Waists and Sweaters Wool Scarfs and Sets Hand Bags and Purses Wool Gloves and Mittens Cotton Outing Night Gowns Fur Chokers, Scarfs and Muffs Wool Gloves and Mittens Dress and Flannel Shirts Felt and Leather Slippers Pajamas and Night Shirts Sweaters and Sport Coats Fur Lined Gloves and Mittens LAMOILLE COUNTY COURT John Miner Sues Bethel Tannery Co. for Damages LeClair Not Guilty Court to Close This Week. Most of the time of court during the past week was taken up with the cases of arson, the State vs. Isaac LeClair and the contract case of John Miner vs. the Bethel Tannery Co. The case against Isaac LeClair, who was charged with defrauding an insurance company out of $500, was dismissed by the jury because of any evidence which had been produced to substantiate the charges to the effect that LeClair set fire to his barn. John Miner, who operates one of the largest slaughter houses in Ver mont, sued the Bethel Tannery Co. for $10,000. It was alleged by Miner whose slaughter house is situated in this vicinity that he sent 3,000 hides to Bethel to have them tanned. The plaintiff claimed that the hides were not returned in first class condition and was rf the opinion that the dif ference between what he paid for and the good3 which he received reached the amount of $10,000. The case was settled by the defend ant buying the leather in question. The sale amounted to some over $12,000. Nos. 1557 and 1566, assumpsit cases of E. P. Jose of Johnson, judg ment rendered for plaintiff. No. 1571, C. L. Gray vs. E. A. Rivers, tort, judgment for plaintiff on default. The divorce cases of Irene Brown vs. Ernest Brown and Nathan E. Colby vs. Gertie Colby were heard. but up to press time no decision was made. Notes About the Court House Indications now look favorable to court closing this week. Public attendance at any trial was small, owing to cold weather. Melvin Maurice, now attorney in Brattleboro, transacted business in court last; week. He was formerly state's attorney of this county. As usual, Mark Stevens of Cam bridge Junction was in attendance at some business transaction. Among the coming attorneys of the county present was one Leon Ells worth of Morrisville. Reports speak well of his efficiency and prospects. Court Stenographer Mrs. F. J. Ahearn of Barre returned home Sun day. KELLEY GETS SMUGGLERS Jock Hanson of Albany, N. Y., was arraigned before United States Com missioner C, D. Watson of St. Albans yesterday afternoon, charged with bringing int&icating liquor into this country contrary to law. ' Hanson was placed under arrest Monday afternoon near Fletcher sta tion by Prohibition Agent James M. Kelley and United States Customs Deputy Arthur C. Mullen of Frank lin, after a search of his Peerless touring car had been made and in it discovered, carefully packed, 400 quarts of choice Canadian beer." He was taken to the Franklin county jail to await a hearing. With him at the time of his arrest was Mrs. Han son, who, although given the option of staying at the Tavern or the jail over 4night, passed the night with her husband at the jail. The car bare a Vermont registra tion plate, said to have been issued to a Rutland man. It is said that Mullen followed Hanson into Can ada and after he had obtained the "beer" followed him out ajrain. After crossing the border he tele phoned to Prohibition Agent ' Kelley, who headed the hooch runner off at Fletcher station. Hanson was released under $500 bonds, but was immediately re arrested for driving an auto with wrong number plates and was fined $100 and costs, which he paid. Ex pensive beer. STOWE Fire Destroys Hoarding House H. E. Shaw's boarding house at Stowe Forks was destroyed by fire between two and three o'clock Tues day morning. Vigorous efforts on the part of men in the neighborhood alone prevented the burning of the barn only 30 or 40 feet from the house. The barn was connected with a large shed and had they burned nothing could have saved Mr. Shaw's lumber mill nearby. The loss on the house is practically covered by in surance. The house was occupied by Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Payne and three children, who escaped with but little of their clothing and household goods. The temperature was ten or more below zero at the time. Mrs. Payne wore a bathrobe and coat over her nightclothes when she left the house. The family found refuge at neigh bors' houses and were taken later to his home at the village by Mr. Shaw, who was called to the fire. Mr. and Mrs. Payne lost their home and con tents once before when their house on Luce Hill burned five years ago. They have conducted "Barnes Camp" in Smugglers' Notch the last two sea sons. Mr. Payne has employment with Ernest M.-Hois ton for the win ter. New Swindling Scheme Look out for a slick new swindler who stops at your house in a hurry and asks if you can change a ten dollar bill. A Barnet man did so last week counted out the small bills and change which the stranger gath ered up, together with the toner, and disappeared in his auto before the astonished farmer could recover fram his surprise and stop him. M"iHimiiiiiiiiiiimiiimmi iiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiimiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii' THE EARLE STORE Three More Days Left We still have a good assortment of seasonable goods for the Christmas giving. We have plenty good help to wait upon you, so there is no excuse for waiting 'the last minute. We want to see you. W e also take this opportunity to thank every one for their patronage and good will and wishing you a Merry Christmas and full purse. Remain, as ever, Yours truly, " 1 GEORGE F. EARLE - - MORRISVILLE, VERMONT f nilllllllllllllllllirilllllllllllllllllilllllllllMllllllllllUIIIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIilllllllllllllllllli HYDE PARK LOCALS First Shipment of Asbestos Big Freight Business Christ mas Guests L. C. A. Notes Notes of Personal Interest Ralph Terrill spent the week-end in Burlington. Mrs. S. B. Waite visited friends at North Hyde Park Thursday. Miss Dorothy Collins is at home from her school in Craftsbury. Mjss Dora Fairbanks was a busi ness visitor in Morriville Thursday. Frank Strong is helping out in the Corner Store during the Christmas rush. , Miss Winnie Stewart is spending the holidays with her mother, Mrsl Katherine Stewart. The Misses Helen Mudgett and Ruth Scott of Johnson were recent guests of Mildred Whitcomb. Leo Griswold and Harold Stewart are at their homes for the holidays from Albany Business College. Mrs. Louise Gonya and son' hove taken rooms for the winter with Fred Millei-'s people in- the Ladeau house on Mill street. Mrs. C. F. Brown of Concord has joined her husband, who was called here two weeks ago by the serious illness of his father, T. E. Brown. Prin. and Mrs. P. H. Martin and little daughter ere spending the holi day vacation with friends in Salem, Mass. ' v Leo Griswold, with his friend, Haroldl Generess, came Friday morn ing to .spend jthe : Christmas vacation. Saturday morning Mr. Generess went to his home in Wolcott. Quite extensive repairs have been made at the parsonage in the way of hardwood floors, paint and paper, under the direction of the Ladies' Aid, who have financed the same, Lyle Whitcomb, who was a recent visitor at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Whitcomb, has returned to Dorchester, Mass., where he and his wife will leave for Pine hurst, No. Car., Tuesday. The social and Christmas tree held at L. C. A. Friday night was well attended. There was a short pro gram followed by the distribution of presents and dancing. Miss Clara Stygles furnished music for dancing. The old board of directors of the I Ladies' Aid, consisting of Mrs. Lillian Noyes, Mrs. Blanche Collins, Mrs. Lettite Waite and Mrs. Mabel Hul burd, were re-elected. The treas urer's report showed the society to be in good condition Mrs Stella Goddard has closed her home here for the winter. Last Saturday she and Mrs. Emeroy Page left for. Washington, where they are spending a coupie oi weens. r rom there they will go to Massachusetts for a short visit. When Mrs. God dard returns she will have rooms-.at Mrs. White's for the remainder of the winter. First Shipment of Asbestos It is reported that the first ship ment of asbestos from the mine in Eden will be made about Jan. 8 from this village. The shipments will be sent to Portland, Me., and from there by boat through the Cape Cod and Panama Canal to a customer in Los Angeles, Calif., taking about 28 days enroute. BIG FREIGHT BUSINESS Double-header freight trains are running at frequent intervals' on the St. J. & L. C. Ry. for the first time n years. On the C. V. Ry. all the freight business is being done that it is pos sible. One day this week, 21 freight trains cleared from Montpelier Junc tion, going south. Eleven Grand Trunk big moguls are helping handle tRe freight flowing from the west to Boston and seaboard. ' L. C A. last t nday night at S. H. S. TRESPASSING NOTICE gymnasium by a score of 39 to 11. tresfoVm? oeXforer01 .5 Vt 12-6. i The l.ne-up. STOCKHOLDERS MEETING The stockholders of the Lamoille County Savings Bank & Trust Co. of Hyde Park, Vt., are hereby notified that their annual meeting for the choice of trustees will be held at their banking rooms at Hyde Park, Vt., on Tuesday, January 9th, 1923, at two o'clock in the afternoon. Per order of Trustees. L. M. DREW, Treasurer. Mrs. Arkley Horner was a' visitor in Burlington Wednesday. Fay Tinker of Morrisville is assist ing in the care of F. C. Brown. L. S. Morse of Jeffersonville was a business visitor in town Monday. Arthur Mercer is here from Mass achusetts for the visit during 4the holidays. ' R. S. Page has bought the incom plete building of Mr.. Nichols near the bridge. Miss Bertha Collins of Laconia, N. H., has returned to her home at Breezy Hill farm.' Mrs. Perry of Danby is spending a few days here with her daughter, Mrs. Eunice Horner. Mrs. Minetta McCuin of Belvidere is assisting in the , care of her brother, F. E. Brown. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Savery have been guests at the home of Mrs. Liz zie White the past few days. The Misses Fairbanks, Selma Strong and Elizabeth Noyes are home from the U. V. M. for the holidays. Carlos N. Jones died Thursday morning at the home of his son, Nor ton, after a long illness covering sev eral years. The Misses Natalie Noyes and Wia nie Stewart are bonv -to. th- !hn'. days from their schools at Manches- i ter and Alburg. Mrs. L. H. Lewis' has erone to Bur- lington to spend the winter with Mr. Lewis. Their house' here has been ; closed for thattime. j J. S. Leach left Wednesday for j Brattleboro, where he expects to i spend the winter with his son, Dr. Chester S. Leach. Mrs. A. J. Clark returned from Burlington Monday much improved in health after spending some ttnie at a hospital there. Among the L. C. A. faculty te spend the Christmas vacation at their homes are Maud Donnell, Livingston, Me.; Thelma Dickson, Island Pond; Frances Maynard, Bakersfield. At the meetting of the Ladies' Aid, held at Mrs. Stella Goddard's last Thursday, Mrs. R. S. Page was elect ed president, Mrs. H. L. Fairbanks secretary and treasurer. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan- 4- vvith Mrs- Pae JIr- and Mls- G. G. Kneeland, who have ben llvl"S Mrs. Ellinwood's j nous.e fr the past few months, are moving in with Mrs. Kneeland's par ents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Lampher, as Mrs. Ellinwood is expected home soon and will occupy her own home. Among the callers at the home of Frank Brown last week were Mrs. Richard Rowell of Randolph, C. A. McCuin of Highgate, Mrs. J. R. Mc Cuin of Belvidere and Mrs. George Perry of Cambridge. The condition, of Mrs. Brown's health remains about the same. Rev. Arthur Mercer, former pastor of the Congregational Church, spent several days in town last week call ing on old friends. Of late he has been spending sometime in Burling ton with a daughter, Mary, who is attending the U. V. M. He has under consideration ,a pastorate in Rhode Island. L. C. A. NOTES School closed Friday for the Christ mas vacation. The I basketball team will take a trip to northern Vermont the latter part of this week. L. C. A. Defeats S. H. S. Stowe high was again defeated by -T. O. 11. O. Finnegan, I. f. 1. f., E. Well Stewart, r. f r. f ., D. Wells Hood, c jc., Adams Lilley, 1. g r. Steven Elliott, r. g 1. g., Moulton Baskets, Stewart 6, Hood 6, Finne gan 6, Elliott 1. D. Wells 3, Adams 2; fouls, E. Wells 1, Finnegan 1. Some white lies are said to be justi fiable. But who knows when they are white?