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THE WEEKLY CALEDONIAN
The Biggest Newspaper Value for $1.00 a Year in the State of Vermont. Published Every Wednesday Morning at St. Johnsbury. ESTABLISHED AUGUST 8, 1837 ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1919 83rd YEAR- NUMBER 4386 m r V,' JL "BAR HAVEN" MAKES A HIT AT GRACE CHURCH An "AH Star Cast" of Ama teurs Give a Most Suc cessful Play The large audience that filled the Assembly room of Grace Methodist church, "St fohnsbury, Friday even ing certainly got their money's worth in the presentation by local talcn of the comedy drama "Bar Haven". The cast wus well balanced and there was a finbh and touch of professional to it all which showed a master hand in the rehearsals. The scenes of the three act play were all on the New England sea coast with the quaint characters that were splendidly made up and all of whom made a decided hit. Ucv. H. J). (J. Scott, as the sailor boy in love with Kate was one of the- stars ami proved a real actor throughout the whole play. Donald McGregor ns Cy Hraekctt, who was fishing both for fish and Arabella, had a typical cos tume and kept the audience convuls ed with his antics. George C. Cowling as the old-fashioned minister had the typical dress of the Puritan clcryg man and all his austere mariners, his every appearance was the signal for laughter and applause. S. I). At wood, the old lishcrnnn, was mie to his part, C. A. Brodicn, asV the wealthy rascal, proved a strong actor and Dr. Dale S. Atwood as the young lawyer was not only a good detective but a successful suitor for the hand of the Captain's daughter. The live ladies i:i the play were equal to thciv parts and contributed much to the drama's successful pre sentation. Miss Tilla Johnson, us Arabella Wortcndyke had a capital niakc-up and greatly pleased young and old with her mannerisms. Mrs. Don C. Stiles as the proud matron of "The Manor" had a most difficult part that she took with great skill. Miss Isabel Corrow as the matron's daughter refused to follow hi her mother's footsteps and in the last act unravelled many of the threads of the mystery. Mr. Bcsse Gumming.'-, as the girl who finally came into her own, had one of the leading parts and carried it off well, while Miss Florence Hall, as the Captain's .Ipuigh.ti-iMjiicntly appealed .to the plav with some very natural acting. Art orchestra led by Mrs. Jean Stanley Goodrich furnished excellent music between the acts and at the close many went up stairs and pat ronised the tables and booths in the, Christmas bazaar. Archie Blair has finished work at the Arthur E. Smith store and is working at the New Method laundry. The Weekly Caledonian The bet paper of itt kind in this field. Because It prints more local j news than any other paper. B ecause It prints more town news than any other paper. Because Its price now is only JI.Q0 a year. Single copies 3 cents. Why pay more. Subscribe Now 'Serbian Students Visit St. Johnsbury Four of the nine Serbians that' are I taking a year's course at the Vail lAgrisulturul school visited St. Johns-! bury Saturday under the escort of G. A. Burnhum of the Agricultural I school faculty. The four that were; here were Bruno I'ujtoni, a Dalama-j Itian; Peter Martinovitch, a Montcn iebrin; Milosh Zmojanovitch, a Ser bian; Milcnki Biliteh, a Croat. The ! party visited the Museum, the Athen iacum and the office of the Caledon 1 inn-Record and were much interested in all they saw. The men are learn ing the English language very readily and arc very apt students. School Superintendents In Session Friday A joint meeting of the school sup erintendents of Caledonia and Orleans counties was held at St. Johnsbury Friday, the nftcmoon session being held at the home of Supt. V. H. Young. Ten of the schoolmen were present and took dinner together at the St. Johnsbury House. The following gentlemen attended the conference: S. C. Darling of Concord, M. E. Daniels of Lyndon ville, G. A. Jamieson of West Burke, O. L. Dugan of Coventry, E. A, Ham ilton of Newport, C. L. Cowles of Craflsbury, L. D. Smith of Wells River, W. II. Young of St. Johns bury, H. O. Hutchinson of Montpel icr, Harvey Burbank of Danville. Routine business and matters re lating to the coutyn spelling contest to be held in January at the county teachers' convention were taken up and the requirements for a standard rural school reconsidered. Caledonia Farm Bureau Extends Its Work Thomas Bradley of Burlington, di rector of the extensive service in this state, E. L. Ingalls of Burling ton, leader of the boys' and girls' club work in the state, and O. I. Mathcwson of Lyndonville, principal of Lyndon Institute, had a confer ence with Lclud A. Wood, the coun ty agent, at Mr. Wood's office Friday ; vncrnwl in nvn-nnizintr a bovs' and girls' department of tho Caledonia! Farm Bureau. It was decided to uo this and have the headquarters at Lyndonville. .The new department of the Caledonia Farm Bureau will have charge of flit the1 Wys' and jrhfathrtr work, cooperating wiUi all the or ganiacd clubs in Caltdonia county. Total Number of Deer Killed Is 2,884 MONTI ELI KB, lec. 11 Delayed reports -of the deer killed last week in Vermont continue to reach Commis soner Leavens' office and "0(5 were reported killed on Dec. 10. The total thus far is 2.884. Divided by counties the kill on Dec. 10 was as follows: Addison 29, Bennington 27, Cale donia 7, Chittenden 15, Essex 27, Fraklin 8, Lamoille 41, Orange Hi, Orleans 11, Rutland 07, Washington 118, Windham 17, Windsor (i.'i; total, 8l6; previously reported, 2,108; grand total 2,881. South Ryegate Lady Dies at Uannvai' 1-IenitaI Mrs. 1. 15. Fisk'of South liyegatc ! died at Hanover hospital Dec. 10. Mr. Fisk accompanied her to Han over on Tuesday, Dec. 2, and remain ed there till she died. --He returned with the remains on Wednesday. Mrs. Fisk had been a sick woman for months. She leaves her husband, two sons, Hugh and George, and two sisters, Miss Josephine and Miss Ja iiftte Gibson. Sho was a daughter of the late Hugh Gibson. She was an active member of the II. I church in South Rycgatc and will be sadly j missed in the community, as well as in her home. CUT THIS OUT IT IS WORTH MONEY DtiN'T MISS THIS. Cut out this tdip'', enclose with Tic and mail it to Foley & Co., 28.'J5 Sheffield Ave., Chicago,- III., writing your name and ad dress clearly. You will receive in return a trial package containing Foley's Honey and Tar Compound, for coughs, colds and croup: Foley Kidney Pills for pain in sides and back; rheumatism, backache, kidney and bladder ailments; and Foley Ca thartic Tablets, a wholesome and thoroughly cleansing cathartic, for constipation, biliousness, hcaduche, and sluggish bowels. SOLD EV ERYWHERE. CHRISTMAS Toys, Cards, Booklets, Handkerchiefs, and lots of pretty and useful things j for the whole family for sale at POWERS' STORE ST. JOHNSLUKY CENTER DR. FRED H, DAVIS WINS CASE IN COUNTY COURT Lyndonville Doctor Sued In Malpractice Case Is Given Verdict The jury took the ease of Frank Randall, admr, vs. Dr. Fred H. Davis at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and about four hours later brought in a verdict for the defendant. The clos ing arguments were made by War ren It. Austin of Burlingtou for the defendant and by J. Rolf Scarlcs for the plaintiff Tuesday afternoon, fol lowed by the charge by Judge Fish. Suit 'was brought - by the plaintiff1) a resident of Lyndon, to recover dam ages for alleged neglect of his wife in the summer of 1918 at the time of childbirth. The child is Still living, hut the mother died after two months after the birth of the infant. The case aroused much interest, espec ially among the medical profession, many of whom were called as wit nesses including Dr. B. F. Stone of Burlington. CADILLAC CARS TO BE SOLD IN ST. JOHNSBURY Articles of incorporation have been filed with the Secretary of State by H. G. Bennett, Barrc, G. II. Mil ler, White River Junction and R. It. Wakefield, St. Johnsbury, forming The Northern Cadillac Co. Inc., St. Johnsbury, to operate a sales and service station in St. Johnsbury handling Cadillac motor cars, Cadil lac parts and accessories. An efficient force of trained Cadil lac mechanics together with a stock of parts and accessories for Cadillac cars will be maintained to further the interests of Cadillac owners in Northern New Hampshire and northeastern Vermont. The St. Johnsbury company com pletes a chain of Cadillac sales . and service "Statfons" located '"afr "central points throughout Vermont, namely: Buriingtpn, Rutland,., Bennington, Baric and White River Junction aiki should - afford" users of Cadillac cars a service of superior quality. R. R. Wakefield will have charge of the St. Johnsbury company. LOCAL Over .$30,000 was mailed out in Christmas club checks by the Mer chants National bank Wednesday to their patrons in the 1019 club. The 1920 club opens Dec. 20 with five classes. The caucus to nominate officers to be elected at the annual village meet ing on Jan. 7, 1020, will bo held at tho Town ball on Monday evening Dec. 22, at 7.S0 o'clock. Albert Desjardins of Somcrsworth, ' N. H., has taken Miss Rody's place 1 .. ... 1 1- . .. 1 .. . . 1. .. cc. t .IN l,fUlllUI III kin; IKlVKJitjlJl UlllCV. R. R. Wakefield, who for tho past 10 years has been selling Packard motor cars takes up his duties Wed nesday as general ,. manager and treasurer of (frnewlyformed automo bile company?knownas The North ern Cadillac $o.,-'1nfc, of St. Johns bury. This new company will speci alize in the sale of Cadillac motor cars and will operate a Cadillac ser vice station in St. Johnsbury. JURY DISAGREED AFTER 30 HOURS IN AUTO CASE It is rumored that tho jury stood 10 to 2 in favor of a verdict for the plaintiff. The cac of the Mt. Ida School vs. Daniel T. Gilman for the year's tui tion of tho defendant's daughter who was only at the school four duys went to the jury late Wednesday morning and after being out 20 minutes they brought in a verdict for the defendant. Just before dinner Wednesday, tho case of Frank Randall, admr., vs. Fred H. Davis was taken up. In this case the plaintiff as administrator of the estate of his wife, Maud Randall, seeks to recover damages alleged to have been caused by the defendant's neglect in caring, for Mrs. Randall and child at child birth. .- Both are Lyndonville parties- The plaintiff" is represented by N. A. Norton of Lyn donville. and Lawyer Scarlcs of the firm of Seniics & Graves. The defen dant is represented by Warren It. Aus tin of Burlington, assisted by David E. I'orter or the firm of Porter, Wit ters & Jjongmoorv. The case opened Wednesday with Mr. Davis on the stand. Fifty-two Christmas Gifts For the Price of Only One What could be more appropriate for a Christmas gift than the Weekly Caledonian delivered to any address you may designate in this country for $1.00 for the year. This gift is a constant remainder of spirit of the giver. It comes bright and fresh every week for 52 weeks in the year. It teems with news of your home town and of your own home folks. Could any .gift to a friend or relative be more ap propriate than the Weekly Caledonian. Established in 1837 it is tnfe oldest weekly newspaper in Northern Vermont. -Under the editorship of Arthur F. Stone it retains alt the sturdy traditions which made it one of the finest .Weeklies in New England. , The price', bf; the Weekly Caledonian advances to . $1.50 a yeaivaft(jr.'J'anuaiy 1st. If you are now a subscriber' it will pay you to renew your subscription at once.' : " ' '. '' K. OF C. MAN TELLS OF THE WELFARE WORK' The Armory wad .well filled Tues-1 day evening to ' i liidat' : Charles lead to Grace Methodist church "Sandy" Cluipmaii,;a' K; -C. war Thursday and Friday where the .. ..j energetic ladies have a Chn.-rtmus secretary, upon .Wclfc, woik . over- ba2J,. cach aftcrnotm with a suppci. seas. The speaker iprescfitcd to tonight and a comedy drama Friday the audience by james.'Cpstfrovc and night. The bazaar opened Thursday during the cvcniiik',tt; thoSco musical afternoon and the goods will be on program was 'renatffidr'. the "artists sale both afternoons and both even being Ci Roy Caldepvood, Hcnault's ings. orchestra and the ?Acadcmy Maridor The booths and tables occupy the lin Club. Mri. Chapman is' the; first first floor of the Sunday School overseas secretary from. the Knights rooms and they certainly have a vciy of Columbia' t. visit "St. Johhsbuly, j Christmassy appearance. . Evergreen and his address Contained n .compre-j trees arc located i;i corners of the hensive idea of the" great social 'arid 'rooms and the booths and tables are moral welfare work, done by the ' trimmed . with evergreen and bril Knights of Columbus in the- great j liantly lighted with electric bulbs, war among all classes, irrespective The bazaar is in charge of Mrs. IIov- of their iacc, creed or color. In calling attention to tho ' work of the Catholic chaplains;' Mr. Chapman told of one instance where three priests stood in -a bath room for (50 hours stripped to their1 waist washing 1000- -wounded, soldiers 'as they came from the battle lino at 'Chtrtcfett - Thierry: ' Tuj Bath ' t -wksi necessary before-they went' to the operating table. Spmo of them had their '.shpc An. io long.' ; that 'their stockings ,iiad rotted to ' their ' feet.' After seven hours sleep the priests were back, again on' duty. The speaker's recital of the trouble! of Fr.-Duffy of New York,' chaplain , of the 68th Regiment' in' which there were 3400 -Irish youth ' aroused ' the audience- to -mirth.- In order to make the 3400 candidates for orderly to the priest satisfied and dispell jealousy he selected a Jew. On one j occasion they were for 18 hours in . the front line without food. It was a Friday morning.- In searching for their unit they smelted breakfast cooking and hurried thither. The soldiers were having ham for break fast. "What a combination' said the speaker, "Friday morning, ham for breakfast, and a Catholic priest ! and his Hebrew orderly' without food for 18 hours." The speaker said this situation was happily met " by the thoughtful attention f Uncle' Sam, who had labelled, some excellent sir loin steak "canned salmon." ' The speaker, tald many instances of heroism of the -K. of ft" chaplains, who gave- not only, spiritual. conso lation to the soldiers but wre their companions,, playing baseball witl) them and taking part In' all their sports. ',;'' ' When the Geinian hawks ' came, the speaker said, the K. of C. went to the chickens insicud of wntching the fireworks from the display of airplanes.. . In 'closing Mr. Chapman npokc of the splendid work the K. of C. men had done in Massachusetts in finding jobs for tho soldiers. Hc'- shid that they had found places for 12,300 ser vice men, one hut on Boston com mon getting jobs for 3,000 soldiers. BOWLING LEAGUE In the Fairbanks' bowling league at the Barquin alleys Fridny night Team No. 6 won over Tiiam 'Np.: 4'ty the following score: ' - f , . . 'Team NoV4: ,. ' Flynn ' 05 ' 1 10.; 132 Smith ' nt 'iaY -111 Hall i:jr, .157 21 Tripp ' lot' 112 150 Dean .',' 184' '184 -152 41 420 470 042 WtxO Team ' No.; fi ; . 144 140 COG 1008 Clark ' Kolbath' Iloyer Blodgett Emmons 145 . 187 204 184 180 42'.! 48! 472 480 COO 167 . 137 158 171 1S1 147 14!) 777 702 010 2388 Mi-"s Kathcrinu Goodwin and Miw Ida Founder spent tho week end htj e from Litton returning Mondav. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AT GRACE CHURCH All roads in St. Johnsbury ace Anderson, and the . chairman and her assistants deserve high praise for the attractive -display of holiday wares. ' The large booth in the center of the room is in the form of a square, elaborately .trimmed, 'with evergreen 1'and electric liehts. ' The booth is in charge . or ;--Miif.-;HV B: SiantQn :i rid hr associates arc Mrs C. F. Good- all Mrs." V. . S. ; I)avis, and Mrs. H. H:"Eldridje. Atthis booth there- ts. a' choice line ot dolls, " children's clothing, and a splendid lot of pretty aiid useful gifts for young1 and old. . in the center of tho north al- cove is the friendship table- con mining gifts donated by friends both iri and out of town, this table is in charge of Mrs. II. W. Battles and Mrs. James A. Impey. W est of the fnendship table is the candy table in charge of Mrs. Oscar Cummings, Mrs. F. C. Foan and Mrs. C. E Darling. . East of the candy table is a table laden with groceries in charge of C. F. Boynton and Mrs. Horace . Anderson. In the sniall room at the extreme west tea and wafers will be served free each afternoon and evening. The tea room is in charge of Mrs. D. S. Marchcssault, Mrs. George Little field, Mrs. Os'mar Ulrich. A Christmas tvee laden from top to bottom with desirable gifts with a table adjoining for the overflow is one pf the most attractive objects in the room. This is in charge of Mrs. F. B. Jacques, Mrs. Guy W. Hill and Miss Florence Clark. In the small room on the east side charge ot mm. i: Hamilton ana of the church is the food table in j Mrs.' Ernest E. Brown. In the same room are two large tables of aprons, embroideries, ladies' dresses, 1 etc., ! presided over by Mrs. C. F, Boyn ton and Miss Florence J. Clark. Thursday flight there will be a sup per at six o'clock. Friday- night the comedy lrama, "Bar Haven" will be given with the following cast of characters:- Capt. Hi rani Hopper, an old -fisherman . S. D. Atvood Hardy Stone, his helper , II. G. I). Scott Leo Bradley, in search of an heir ' . Dale S. Atwood j Gideon Graham, a wealthy rascal i C. A. Brodicn ' Rev. John Wesley Wiggins , j George C. Cowling Cy Brackctt, fishing for fish and , Arabella . . Donald McGregor Mis. Wardcll of "The Manor" ht.- t'luvi cm... ' ( I.M, .,-,..... lVi,.:.tU !..... l.4.; ' " . Miss Isabel Corrow lvt, Wm,lH ...I... ..... :,. 1.... 'own Mrs. P.ussic Cummings Spray Hopper, the Captain's daugh ter Miss Florence Hall Arhclla Wortendykc, between the devil and the deep blue sea. . ' ' Miss Tilla" Jolmion ST. JOHNSBURY LOCALS Mrs. Arthur Lang is home from a visit with her mother at Concord. - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clement of Lebanon, N. H..' came here to St. Johnsbury to make their home here, as- Mr. Clement has been awarded a new petition for the C. 1'. laihoad. Rural Carrier Examination For Essex County The United States Civil Service commission has announced an exam ination for Essex county at Concord on Jan. 10, 11(20, to fill any vacancies that may occur on rural routes from other post offices in that county. The examination will be open to all citi zens in Essex county, including the widows of soldiers and sailors and wives of soldiers and sailors who arc physically disqualified for examina tion by reason of injuries received in the line of military duty. Application blanks may be obtained from the Concord office or from the U. S. Civil Service Commission at Washington. Fairbanks, Morse Company to Issue Common Stock Holders of the preferred stock of Ka'irh:inV!- Mm-sA &. Co. have receiv ed notice that the Chicago corpora tion arc planning to issue . 025,000 shares of common stock without par value. When this is done flOO.OOO sharps will be exchanged for the out standing 25,000 shares of coimwoh stock of the par value of $100 each. A substantial part of the remaining 50,000 shares will be reserved for sale to the employes ef the company through installment payments, and the balance sold for tlic purpose of acquiring additional banking capital. The proposed change in capitalisa tion affects only the common stock and the preferred stock, much of which is. held in St. Johnsbury, re mains as now issued with a par value of $100 and C per cent annual divi dends. JURYMAN IS EXCUSED TO GO TO FIRE While Judge Fish was considering a motion Friday morning in the ca'scl of Frank Randall vs. F red H. Davis to order the jury to give a verdict for the defendant, the jury were ex cused from the room in accordance with the usual ' court procecdure. Deputy Sheriff M. C. Garfield in the meantime notified the Court that the home of M. D. Lyster, one of the jurymen, was on fire and Judge Fisu immsdiatcljr ecTi?cathe Jury that Mr. : Lyster might go ' home. Mr. .Lyster appeared' in 'coiirt again Friday afternoon,'- Judge 'Fish hav ing denied the motion of the defend ant's lawyer for a verdict '.' The case in Still being tried arid will not be finished until the first of the week. Several doctors from outside St. Johnsbury have already testified in the case. ' ' The court will adjourn Friday af ternoon until Monday aitcrnoon at! 2 o'clock as Judge Fish has' a hear ing in Grand Isle county Saturday. The case of Sarah. T. Allen, apt. vs. the Eslato Manley Allen. which is an appeal from' the commis- i sioners has been settled provisional ly. The case of II. G'. Bocman ' vs. Charles Farrington and Tr. has boon settled. WOODSMEN OF AMERICA State DcputyGcorgc F. Baldwin of the Modern Woodmen '' of. Amerii'ii will attend a class initiation of 451 new members at Iroquois Camp of j Watcrbury on' Tuesday evening. On i W ednesday evening he will have a conference with the officers and mcm-i hers of the lodge at Lyndonville at the office of Clerk N. A .Norton. Thursday evening he -will attend the consolidation of Newport Camp With Memphrcmagog Camp of Newport. There will also be an initiation of candidates to this new enterprising infant of woodcraft. " Army Overcoats DYED Brown, Blue or Black. Send by Par cel Post, we will return promptly. Palm er Brothe DBY CLEANEUS, DYERS. . 78-80 Eastern Avenue St. JoliiiiLmy, Veimont AVENUE HOUSE lit. FIRE CAUSES $7,000 LOSS St. Johnsbury just escaped a big fire early Friday morning when the kitchen of the New Avenue Hotel was. entirely destroyed, and the rest of the hotel saved by the splendid work of our firemen. To save- thft hotel it wa3. necessary to use tonsVof water and much of this soon found its ' way from the dining room and hall to the big store's on Eastern Avenue. The total loss will ap proximate $7,000. - Of- thia at leant 12,500 represents the loss on the hotel; property, .while the rest of -the loss falls upon Landlord Palmer . for hisi furnishings, and. tho stores ,,of Liirchin & Lurchin, Moore & John sen and Nolin Brothers. . ri'; The fire was discovered a .Jew minutes after 5 o'clock by the night clerk W;ho immediately, called up the fire -station and also woke, up- ,,Mr Palmer. The fire cdught from jje shimney in the kitchen and when , the firemen arrived at 5.15 they immedi ately saw the imminent danger f a bijf fire and one of the firemen iiing the. general alarm which soon brought out the entire tlcpartmoht. In the meantime Mr. Palmer had dressed, and fearing that some of -the guests might be frightened, if they woke up and emellcd smoke he had the bell boy get. everybody up in -the house. . This included the. 40 guests thljt were in the houyc through the night and the employes to the .- num-. borof 20. That Mr. Palmer showed excellent judgment, in arousing -his guests was soon evident. as the hote corridors a:id rooms were quicfly filled with the smoke from the Arc that wasraging in the kitchen, The kitchen ppens directly. ouUof the dining room on the second floor of. the hotel and the firemen held t3c flames right in this room and by so dohig saved the rest of the proue r ty.' Adjoining the room that ' was burned was the new. addition, to Jjhe kitchen which was not touched by, the flames and which was nearly completed us far us the construc tion was concerned. .The kitchcsi'is a total wreck and the contents pf the room all destroyed, including' the. china and table ware.. . ..Even the linen, tablecloths in the dining ropm are all stained .hy the smoke and hc stajiis will, not -washMtf, - , Landlord Palmer announces . that all ' customers of. the hotel .wil jbc taken. card odds' there was no damage to the.rOoins.'or'.thc heating 'plftnL' A partition will be erected as soon,is possible1 between the burned kitchen and the dining' room and the carpen ter's will get at the repairs as soon as' "possible. The hot water heater which supplies the hot water to the hotl was located in the basement under the kitchen. , Here the water was two feet deep- after Friday morning, but not high enough to p'iit , out the furnace fire. The fire was stopped at the en: trance to the big, dining room, jjfut only by the heroic efforts of the fire men. Landlord Palmer speaks in the highest praise of the way the firentch saved the hotel by stopping the fiejeo flames in the room where they start-' cd . ' ': ' The dining room , and the:,ttaH.Von the'aante floor was soon flooded with water and this soon found its vay to the ground floor. " The drug store of'C. A. Searics got. a little' wWter, in "the back of the store, but tliu damage in this store Is slight. V.-fJ. Lurchin was Out of town when.. the firo occun-ed' and it is not possible to' estimate- the loss in this" sorf,,Tlro display of holiday gooda was never better' and glass covered ' case's -'ait oyer the' loom were filled with choice (Contihued oh page four) jii!iiMriiiiiiLa!iM When Tempted T Speculate say to the tempter, you -prefer at a fair rate, to big dividend promises, with risk; An account with the " Wells River ' Savings Bank is always 1 worth 100 cents oh the dollar,- and at your command, when wanted. ' y 4 Per Cent Interest . Paid SI Wells River : Savings' WELLS RIVER.VT. J' : AT '