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The War Ended, the Peace Conference Ended, the Sheppard Amendment Passed the Next Important Thing Is To Get the Old Garden Planted
The Biggest Newspaper Value for $L00 a Year in the State of Vermont. Published Every Wednesday Morning at St. Johnsbury.
Easter Opening
The largest assortment we ever put on sale. Quality
right up to the minute. Styles will bear your closest
inspection, and best of all you purchase them at
Silk Plosiery, Lisle Hosiery, Cotton Hosiery
New Line of Shirt Waists and Middy Blouses
Everyone new (except a few in Silk). Very fortun
ate while in Boston and New York, every purchase
was made on the latest drop in prices.
Flowered Petticoats now $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50
Black Petticoats now $1.00 to $2.25
Silk Ruffled Petticoats was 5j53.!)5, now $2.95
Visit our Store for your Easter Purchases
Specials for this week only. Colors Pearl Gray, Champagne,
Bronze, Mahogany, Black and White. Sizes 8 1-2, 9 1-2 and 10.
This Week 69 cents a pair
EASTER GLOVES One lot Ladies' French Kids, sizes 6 1-4,
6 1-2, 7. This Week $1.59 a pair
Fifteen pair of our best grade Kid Gloves with slight imperfec
tions. Regular value $2.75.
Special for this week $1.98 a pair
St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Easter Specials
Where you can get
Wall Decorations
that arc
"Worth While"
, ,Inc' &tautt
St. Johnsbury, Vtr7'
Entered at the St. Johnsbury Postoff ice1
as mail matter oC the second class
One Year to any Address $1.00
Six Months 75c
Life's Dreary Path
And still the Kaiser is unhung!
Did you ever meet an author who
enjoyed reading fiction?
A good speaker is one who knows
when to quit.
How many fountain pens have you
lost in your life?
Wc hope Woodrow won't stay over
there so long that he'll wear his wel
come out!
This Bolsheviki business is ceasing
to be a joke and getting to be u
We never saw a 10c screwdriver yet
that wouldn't snap olF when used to
pry open a safe door.
Montreal went wet but it costs
more to go to Montreal for a drink
than it does White River Junction.
Could you apply the term "frenzied
finance" to the wild scramble of the
good women of Vermont to see how
! much taxable property they own to
vote ;
The robins are with us, the chains
have come off the rear wheels of our
automobiles and our lips smack of
sulphur and mollasses. Winter has
On the whole we think the Belgi
ans arc mighty good sports. They
suffered the worst, put up the best
fight and are asking the least at the
peace table.
he Testing Time
' government in Rus-
19-20 -i e lme test. It
ntwit ne work or rumine
has becn singularly successful in
merchants, manufacturers, and all
who had saved or made or inherited
any property has made great pro
gress. Available stores of food and
other necessaries of life have becn
distributed and consumed.
Organization for production re
quires higher gifts than organization
for plunder and destruction. The
time arrives when the proletariat,
who were invited to take everything
in sight, have need of more. There
can be no food without work in the
fields and men do not work in the
field to produce a crop which they
can not protect for themselves or ex
change for other products or sell for
good money. The industry of mak
ing paper money has ceased to be
useful since the product is no longer
ways a matron who is ready and will
best that was going while the supply
lasted, but now they are revolting
against the Government and Trotzky
has to suppress them with his Chinese
and Lettish mercenaries. These too
will fail unles the Government is
able to support them in comfort.
Vancover Province.
April nature study classes were be
gun at the Museum last week and are
continuing through this week with
the following list of subjects:
Two Bird Friends, grade I;Two
Little Seed-eaters, grade II; How We
Know the Sparrows, grade IV; Sugar
and Sugar Cane, grade V; Scenery
and Products of Canada, grade VI;
Why Study Birds? Junior High
School; Spring Flowers, Rural
The annual exhibit of bird-nesting
houses is being held at the Museum
this week. There arc on exhibition
46 well made houses, the work of the
7th grade boys in the manual train
ing classes of the Junior Hinh school.
This is by far the finest showing of
bird houses that the boys have evci
made. Twenty prizes were awarded
as follows:
For houses made from limbs First
prize, Fred McCrillis, hand-drill; sec
ond prize, James Woods, scout axe j
third prize, Ronald Burrows, thrift
For Bird Feeders--First. prize, Alan
Ashcraft, scout axe; second prize,
Leigh Cramer, flashlight; third1 prize,
Theodore Chamberlain, thrift stamp.
For Robin Houses First prize,
Benjamin Lerner, flashlight; second
prize, Elmer Eastman, oilstone; thiro
prize, John Pike, thrift stamp.
For Box Mouses First prize,
James Puffer, plane; second prize,
Bernard Stevens, saw; third prize,
Rolfe Schoppe, bit-stock; fourth prize,
Theodore Taylor, three thrift stamps;
fifth prize, Edward Burrows, marking
gauge; sixth prize, Edward Farmer,
chisel; seventh prize, Horace Em
mons, try square; eighth prize, Edson
Moore, screw driver; ninth prize, Cecil
Powers, rule; tenth nr:., Clifton
Hodges, counter-sink; eleventh prize,
Robert Martin, gimlet-bit.
The judges in the contest were Miss
Inez A. Howe, Mr. Charles Hortot.
and Mr. Robert Merrill.
Sharp-shinned hawk, Apil 9, Marsh
Hawk, April S, and Vesper Sparrow,
April 13, arc the only additions to the
bird calendar during the past week.
The flower table shows four new
species hazelnut, April 11; poplar or
asuen. April 12; leatherwood oi
wicopy, and American yew, April 14.
Native mosses and lichens arc being
exhibited in the order of their fruit
ing, four of the early ones being now
on the table.
There is no sickness exactly like
that which comes when the hind
wheels of the old machine commence
A year ago the popular thing for
the young man was to go to Platts
burg. Now the popular thing is to
go to work.
This is
Wc are making special displays all this week
for your benefit. Call and let us show you
what can be accomplished right in your own
home with properly selected Wall Paper.
All New England Telephone Service
Crippled, Every State Affected
Except Connecticut
The strike of telephone operators
of the New England Telephone and
Telegraph company at seven o'clock
Tuesday morning tied up the service
throughout New England.
This strike affects 20,000 operators
and electrical workers and if contin
ued will cripple the service if not
bring it to a standstill.
The service on the Passumpsic di
vision is not affected but operators
are out down the line from White
River Junction, which place was, as
far as the service was in operation
this morning.
The cause of this strike is not gen
erally understood and would appear
to have been ordered before the re
commendations made by the govern
ment concerning these matters had
been taken up. The question at issue
is the manner in which operators' re
quests for increased wages shall be
Postmaster-General Burleson last
night made the following statement
relative to the telephone situation in
New England:
"The position of the department
with reference to the telephone sit
uation in New England was fully
stated in a dispatch dated the 12th
instant which has been made public, i
In dealing with this matter the de
partment has followed the policies
laid down by the war labor board
and we would not be justified in de
viating from them.
"There is no necessity for the ac
tion proposed by the operators, as
the operating officials and the de
partment have at ali times been will
ing to consider any matters they wish
to present, and deal justly and fairly
with them.
"Furthermore, the department has
always taken the position that they
would see that justice was done the
employes, and the employes only are
responsible for the present situation,
as they refused to submit their mat
ters through the regular channels
which would not interfere with the
principals of collective bargaining
with employes or the policies laid
down by the war board.
"If any interruption of the service
occurs, it will not be thi-ough any
fault of those in charge of the system
or this department."
The Sophomore Basketball Team
Won From Passumpsic in a
Close Came
Last Friday night at the Y. M. C.
A. the sophomores basketball team
played the Passumpsic town team
winning in a closely contested game.
Owing to the illness of Marshall,
Foye played right forward but lack
ed his usual "pep." Thayer, also, was
not up to his usual snappy game, and
the lieavy work fell to Faye who
played a fast game. At the end of
the third period the game was a tie,
which put courage into the Sophs and
disheartened the visitors. The
game ended in a score of 15 to 10
with the Sophomores in the lead. The
line up follows:
Passumpsic Sophomores
R. Moore, 1 f Foye, r f
H. Rash, r f Faye, 1 f
R. Moore, c Thayer, c
W. Rash, 1 f Harvey, 1 g
A. Moore, r g Barrett, r g
Baskets from floor: Foye 2, Faye 4,
Thayer, R. Moore, H. Rash, A.
Moore. Fouls, H. Rash 2, Foye 1.
Law of Progress.
Let ns then be of good cheer. From
the great law of progress we may
derive nt once our duties and our en
couragements. Humanity has ever ad
vanced; thwnrteti sometimes by ob
stacles whk'h have caused It for a
time a moment only; in the Immens
ity of ages to deviate from its true
lines, or seem to rctrpat; but still
ever onward. Charles Sumner.
Academy Trustees Adopt Resolu
tions Honoring the Service of
its Senior Member
The president having made formal
announcement of the death of Ed
ward Taylor Fairbanks, the senior
member of the Board of Trustees and
its Secretary and Treasurer, on Jan
uary 12, 1919 in his 83d year, it was:
RESOLVED: That the following
memorial be entered in the records of
the Academy which for 30 years were
faithfully kept and attested by his
A son of one of the founders of the
Academy, Edward Taylor Fairbanks,
is entitled by his many and valuable
services rendered it, through his long
life, to be named as one of its up
builders. Educated during his most
plastic years in the Academy by Prin
cipal Colby and later in Phillips An
dover Academy by his uncle, Dr. Tay
lor, and in Yale College, he began his
services for the Academy by acting as
one of its assistant teachers during
the year 1859-00. Upon resuming his
residence in the town as one of its
settled clergymen in 1807, he was
elected a member of the Board of
Trustees, and in 1882 was made its
secretary and treasurer, all of which
offices he held continuously until his
death. His acceptance of these trusts
and the willing performance of the la
bors they involved for so long a per
iod was due to his inherited interest
in the Academy and his general inter
est in the advancement of education.
His discharge of the duties of all
these ofiices was marked by strict fi
delity, high intelligence and sound
judgment, and also by an habitual
consideration for others and self-sacrificing
spirit which were recognized
by all with whom he had to do.
His unofficial services for the Acad
emy also were notable. As pastor
of the South Congregational church
in which many of the pupils of the
Academy worshipped, he was from
1874 to 1902 one of the religious
teachers of its successive classes dur
ing that whole period. The Academy
also is indebted to him as an histori
an for his admirable sketch of its
foundation, his memorial of his be
loved teacher, its first principal, and
his address at the celebration of its
Always loyal as a trustee to the ori
ginal design of the founders of the
Academy and sharing their high
ideals for it, he did much Both to
broaden and strengthen its fabrics
and to adjust its administration to
the changing needs of a new genera'
tion. His frequent intercourse with the
pupils of the Academy, his genuine
interest and sympathy with all youth
struggling for an education and his
winning personality, all united to
give him a personal acquaintance
with successive classes until he came
to know more of its alumni than was
possible for any of its successive
Thus it came to pass that by his
varied services to the Academy dur
ing this long period, his wide person
al acquaintance with its alumni, and
' the influence which emanated from
the beauty and strength of his char
acter, his scholarship and ripe Chris
tian culture, he acquired a unique
place in the respect and affection
alike of trustees, alumni and pupils.
In their memory, he will continue to
hold that place as a true representa
tive of the Academy, its mental and
moral influence and its spirit of ser
vice. The trustees hereby extend to the
family of Dr. Fairbanks their sincere
sympathy in their great and mutual
"Uncle Sam likes his boys to have
plenty of candy in the army," reads
a headline. "Gobs" and "gobs" of it,
so to speak!
About the only time wc have as
pi rations after a job as telegraph op
crator is when we re waiting two
hours for a train and would like to
amuse ourselves knowing, what the
j messages are ticking out.
Wall Decorations Floor
Coverings, Draperies
. . and . . :
St. Johnsbury. Vt.
Annual Meeting of Stockholders
With Election of Directors and
Reports of Officers
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Woman's Club House
association Monday afternoon the fol
lowing directors were elected: Mrs.
H. F. Balch, Mrs. F. G. Bundy, Mrs.
George C. Cary, Mrs. Theodore
W Chase, Mrs. George H. Cross, Mrs.
Rebecca Fairbanks, Mrs. R. E.
French, Mrs. Sarah F. Hovey, Mrs.
D. D. Patterson, Mrs. Amos W.
Scott, Mrs. B. B Scribner, Mrs S.
J. Somerville, Mrs. A F Stone and
Mrs. Kate Wakefield. The directors
organized by electing Mrs. Gcrge
H. Cross, president; Mrs. Sarah F.
Hovey, vice president; Mrs. A. F.
Stone, secretary and Mrs. George
C. Cary, treasurer. t
The treasurer's report showed all
bills paid and a balance in the treas
ury. The secretary's report gave the
valuable information that the Club
House is doing a much needed work
in the community in the way of fur
nishing a rooming house for women,
although in a limited way; that many
auto parties and other tourists pass
ing through make use of the comfort
able rest room; and that what is
most important of all the house has
proved a haven for women and chil
dren who have, unexpectedly in many
cases, been obliged to wait for trains,
during the day, and especially at
nijrht, when there would have been no
other waiting place than the station
or the hotels, and where there is al
ways a matron who is will
ing to be of all the aid possible in
such cases.
Dixie produces seven billion dol
lars worth of farm products but not a,
cent of it is spent in paint.
No chocolates ever taste exactly
like those we used to buy in a bag
and eat with her going home yi
the buggy with the whifflc-trec
You can have all the new-fangled
safety razors you want, but there's
one thing about the old fashioned
kind; you can strop it so that you
don't pull the hair out by the roots.
A blind folded man
could not pick an unde
sirable suit in our whole
These suits have been careful
ly selected from hundreds of
patterns and fabrics they are
the best out of several makers'
You can't go wrong, for we
know they're right.
Every new model and style
that is correct is here.
Fine, soft cassimcres, durable
cheviots and long wearing
worsteds in browns grays,
blues and fancy mixtures.
New Spring Suits $20 to $45
The O Spot

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