Express and Standard from Newport, Vermont on August 10, 1923 · 1
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Newport, Vermont
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Friday, August 10, 1923
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L I I3IAH Y VT. ram FOUNDED NOVEMBER 10, 1854 NEWTORT, VERMONT, FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 1923 VOL. LXVIII No. 32 bTATL i r-rC rrCr x. i tr BEAUTIFUL WILLOUGHBY Graphic Description of Summer Watering Place by Former Editor Hildreth . Former Editor D. W. Hildreth, writes the following graphic and in-' forming article concerning Lake Wil-ioughby past and present which will be of general interest to all those who appreciate the scenery .of 'this "Lucerne of America." Mr. Hildreth, who is one of the original settlers at the lake, writes as follows: : The past' twenty or thirty years have brought wonderful changes around Willoughby Lake. Not in the lake itself for the contour of the chores are the same. Not in Mount Willoughby, or Whaleback Mountain, for they rear their tops into' the same blue of the sky. And the bubbling cold water springs trickle down the hills the same. Trillium and wild iris, Ladies' slippers and hairbells, and other wild flowers still blossom along the wooded shores. There is still the same lonely song of - the hermit thrush and the thrilling notes of the little loud-voiced wren echoing from the forest depths. Apparently the open fields, and wooded hills, and the little hamlet of Westmore remain the same. And yet with all their sameness their great similarity to other days, noticeable changes have taken place. A new generation has sprung up to offset the old. New bungalows, and more modern cotta'ges peep out from the white birches along the shores. A new form of music flutters out upon the night winds. A new kind of whistle is heard, and strange rumblings along the highways. Bright lights, meteoric-like, go shooting through the darkness. It is the new order of things an adaption to improved methods, and tastes, and customs. All more modern, and conforming to the advancement of the present age. As one of the lake patrons one among the few of 50 years ago we might hark back to the "good old days," and wish for them to return. Days when' the lake was, a paradise for fishermen instead of a noted (Continued on page three) CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING 1 Classified Advertising cents per word first, and 1 cent per word each subsequent insertion. Minimum 25 cents. Classified advertising brings results. L , v FOR SALE Wanted First-class lathe man , . or all-round machinist. Address in- FOR SALE Black horse, Sound quiries by mail to this office. 7tf chard3 NewS1 fiT WANTED LIVE POULTRY JNewpori. ou Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Rocks FOR SALE Building lot on High- and White Wyandotte broilers land Avenue. Inquire 216 West Main weighing 1 1-2 to 2 lbs. Best mar-Street, Newport. 23tf ket prices paid. Ship at once. , Striotly fresh eggs wanted. B. FOR SALE Double tenement Levethan,, Bethlehem, N. H. 30-35p house in Newport city. Good paying a pfmtci wimpn 731 property. W.M.Wright, Adm'r H. AGENTS WANTED We need F Black Estate. 23tf an industrious, reputable lady or 1 gentleman to represent the genuine FOR SALE 170 acre farm wth J- R- Watkins Products in Newport, large sugar orchard, will keep 20 A few good territories also open in cows. One and one-half miles to vil- other nearby- cities. The nationally laee and school. Would exchange advertised Watkins Products have for other property. Inquire this of- been known and used since 1868. lor otner iiui 30tf Don't accept any other offer until you. get our proposition its differ- FOR SALE Furniture of all ent.. Full particulars and samples kinds. Mrs. D. N. Dwinell, 26 Sec- are free, write today. J. R. Watkins ond St., Newport. 30-31 Co. Dept. 91, 64 Washington St., North Boston, Mass. 31 32pd FOR SALE New crop clover and basswood honey, finest quality ,o,-.,,0 ever secured. Have your containers -ll&CfcLLANECUS filled and save costs. , N. H. Wilson, -. : , Newport, Vt. ' 31-33 I am prepared to do all kinds of : 77 automobile repair work, prices rea- FOR SALE Poole Piano in Al sonaDie. a. Mossa, Seaver Place, Bay-condition. Mrs. W. A. Scott,! ele- view Ave- 25.38 phone, 105-3. 31-32pd : "7ATF 490 Chevrolet car in T0 THE PUBLIC We are now FOR SALE" 490 Chevrolet car m red to do mason Q co good mechanical condition. W. J). wQrk fc or machi Cooley, Newport, Phone 13-Z. moving. w .H CurtiS( wmiam B. and John L. Curtis, Newport, FOR SALE Quantity of house- Bay Street. 29-32pd hold furniture, also p Victrola, saddle ATTENTION - The ' Pope Short- and-bridle. A. H. Grout, 19 Ssecona hand gch)ol street. Newport. first at 18 Pleasant Street. Day and FOR SALE A good upright evening classes. Telephone 305. En-piano for sale. Wm. H. Buck-g233 ro11 now- 31tf . , " rr" NOTICE For nurse, call Marion FOR SALE Household furniture, M p NeWp0rt 305. 31tf Glenwood range, ice chest, dining ; table and chairs, small stands and NOTICE We , wish to inform the center table. 1 brass bed, springs and puDiic that Leon Baird is in our mattress, 1 combination kitchen ampi0y and ready to do any electable and ironing board, 1 couch trical work. E. D. McGowan, New-hammock and several other articles, port. y Advertisement 31-32 Tn be sold before Aug. 23, 1 lorring- . . . ton Vacuum Cleaner and appliances, NOTICE several dozen pint and quart iruit To whom it may concern: I for- iars Can he seen at 40 Third street, bid any person or persons harboring Newport Vt. or trusting Harry D. Blanchard on ' -- my account and will pay no bills : 1 nvr contracted by him after this date. T0 B'IVI Dated at Derby, Vt, August 19th, " c T!v 1923. E. H. BLANCHARD, TO RENT Storage. U. b. u 32.34 Derbv Vt ingston. . . , '. ' . , f.1T LOST -Black leather sample case TO RENT Large front room, lur Jong bridge or ea ra0road nished. Suitable, for one or two per tracks? ,jnder otify w Nor sons. Inquire this office. " ... flett 220 Pearl St., Burlington, Vt., " TO RENT - A' flat after August and receive reward. 32 1. 16 Second street. E. MorrllL29tf Will ship all kinds of live stock, - - Saturday, Aug. 11. W. B. Drown. TO RENT First class tenement . . 32 with all modern toK!ZimJSi NOTICE-.Dr. G. W. Ward of St. eluding steam heat.. Colodny jsiock, JohnsburV( was called to NeWport Main Street, Newport, vt. y. Tuesday, to meet out of town pat-"Tn T?FNT iSunnv room, 15 Sum-' ients and is stopping at Hurst's ho- Jr si 241-2. ? 82tf gjhere he can be consulted until WANTED GIRLS WANTED Girls wanted "mATtfTirn Maid for general on power sewing machines. Good WANTED wa" 1? y, -re. cieani light work. Steady employ- WESTMORE CHURCH HAS ANNUAL OUTING Summer Colonists Enjoy Banquet and Hear Lecture on "Good Old Times" It has been the custom the. past three years for the Westmore Congregational church to hold a community gathering during the summer months in which the summer colonists get together in a .swcial way, enjoy a banquet, and have an evening of literary entertainment. This year the gathering was held on Wednesday night, when a company estimated at 150 people gathered from, all the lake-side colonists, together with a large number of girls from the camp and v partook of a substantial cafeteria meal on the lawn of the Westmore church. The weather was quite cool for an outdoor entertainment, but the quality of the food 'made amends for any dereliction on the part of the weather man. The gentlemen of the company spent the time before supper was served in pitching quoits, and some of the' dignified clergymen showed considerable skill in putting "things over" in that direction. : After the supper had been discussed the company gathered in the church for the literary exercises of the occasion. The organ was presided over by a Mr. Cowles of New Haven,' Conn., and several solos were rendered by Mrs. C. W. Dunham of Boston, the talented wife of Rev. Dr. Dunham, Dean of the Gordon School of that city. Rev. Mr. Root, pastor of the loca church presided, and introduced the speaker of the evening, Rev. F, E. Davison of this paper, who gave a lecture on the theme, "The Good Old Days," the lecture matter being a discussion of the improvements that have taken place in every direction since the days of the fathers. Chief H. H. Green and assistant engineers W. J. Harrison and W. R. Magoon and W. J. Davio will attend the 34th Annual State Firemen's Convention to be held at Winooski, Saturday. The convention scheduled for Friday and Saturday has been changed for Saturday only owing to the death and burial of President Harding. A full day's program is scheduled for Saturday, closing with a street dance in the evening. CHAUTAUQUA AT WEST CHARLESTON This Year's Program Finest and Most Successful of Any , The 1923 session of Radcliffe Chautauqua was held in West Charleston July 31 and August l and 2. The program began Tuesday afternoon with a concert by the Kraft Concert Co., composed of Hazel Kraft of Washington, impersonator and reader and playing the saxophone; Betty Bartron of Chicago, pianist; Edgar Munger of Pittsburgh, playing the saxophone and clarinet. They gave vocal, and instrumental solos, duets and trios and Miss Kraft gave readings both -serious and humorous. Next came a lecture by J. William Terry of Washington on "He Can Who Thinks He Can." Mr. Terry has been an extensive world traveler and. been with the Radcliffe circuit for years. The conveniences of our forefathers were compared with those of today and Mr. Terry said all the elements were present in pioneer times but it required that attitude of mind which says "it can be done" before our present day inventions were made. Only real limitations in this world we make for ourselves in our own minds. The man of the future may be as far ahead of he man tf the present as they are now ahead of our forefathers for we have no legitimate limit as we have the resources of the infinite mind at our command. In the evening Mr. Terry gave a lecture on "The Red Horizon." He said all life was in epochs and the world turmoil did not end with war. We must be realists in place of optimists or pessimists and recognize right from wrong. The physical scientists have outstripped the mental scientists and the world is in social and economic unrest and governmental chaos. He had limitless faith in peoples of the world but not in impractical theorists and too practical politicians. Civilization and progress come from, tragedy. The present red horizon denotes the beginning of a new day. The old order is changing and in the new day of new opportunities we must change from racial and national hatred to an unselfish policy. The problems lie deep and the solution lies in the hearts of the people. We must face the red horizon and recognize the fact it is ours to make or mar. The Kraft Concert Co. closed the evening with another splendid concert Some of the numbers called for Hawaiian costumes and guitar and ukulele music, which the audience enjoyed. The Fennellys entertained on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Parker Fennelly of Boston gave the play, "The Man from Kokomo." This needs to be seen to be appreciated. It was fine. This was followed by Lt.-Col. T. J. Dickson of Washington. His subject was "The High Mission of Woman." Mr. Dickson has been ip the Philippine war, Mexican border trouble and the World war. In the latter his regiment fired the first shot from the American forces. He said no burden was too heavy, no journey too long nor any problem too intricate for the American woman to undertake and they are the guiding star of civilization. The three greatest men of our country are Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt, and the three greatest women are mother, wife and the first woman to cast an influence outside the home the school teacher. The women have a great opportunity now that they have the ballot and they can't make any more of a mess of politics than the men have. They must give to the world best intuition and encouragement, put the home in the government and produce greater development of country, stand shoulder to shoulder with the men and build a greater America. Wednesday evening Mr. Dickson gave a lecture on "Main Street vs. Broadway," followed by Mr. and Mrs. Fennelly who gave a series of short plays. The writer was unable to attend this session but - has been informed that the lecture and entertainment was of the same high order as those in the afternoon. The lecturer was a chaplain throughout the war and is a great fighter for fundamental 'principles of Americanism, and his lecture of Wednesday evening was pronounced above the average. Mr. and Mrs. Fennelly proved all that could be expected as entertainers and many of the men in the audience 'who thought their wives could "talk some" had to admit that Mrs. Fennelly could outstrip them. (Continued on page 2) ' TRUCKS THROUGH CULVERTS Two Trucks Through Two Culverts In Westfield in One Day As the large, truck of W. E. Brock of South Troy, loaded with wood struck the bridge at the foot of the Edmund's hill on the west hill in Westfield on Monday afternoon the bridge broke letting the rear of the truck into the brook but not badly damaging the truck. A lighter truck of Brock's was summoned and started for the scene of the accident taking members of the Westfield board of selectmen with it. As this truck passed, over a culvert near th,e old Wakefield mill on the way to the first stranded truck, this culvert broke. No serious damage was done. FOR SALE Ten cows. B. H. Coburn, Newport Center. 32 FOR SALE A 28x6-6 in. motor boat, canopy top, one half glass enclosed. Powered with a 20 h. p. 4 cylinder, 4 cycle Buffalo motor, dual ignition system, Bosch magneto. Original cost $1800. Will sell for $500. Owned by E. F. Spaulding. Am leaving town and must sell at once. Can be seen or demonstrated by applying to C. J. Garrett. Boat shop near M. Y. C . 32tf DAY OF PRAYER AND MOURNING "President Coolidge has by proclamation ' designated Friday, the 10th of August as a day of prayer and mourning throughout the United States in memory of President Harding. I direct that all departments of the State. Government be closed on that day and that the flags on all state buildings remain at half mast through September 3. It is also directed that the State Militia now in camp, observe the day by special formation and suitable -ceremony. I hope that atf the people of the State will observe the spirit of the proclamation issued by President Coolidge, and assemble in their usual places of divine worship or public gathering, there to show respect and reverence to the memory of our late president." REDFIELD PROCTOR, . - . Governor. August 6, 1923. PRESIDENT'S FUNERAL DAY IN NEWPORT No Public Exercises But Busi-' ness Generally Suspended in Afternoon Due doubtless to the fact that all the regular clergy of the city are out of town on their vacations, there will be no public services in recognition of the funeral day of President Harding. All business will be suspended, however, between the hours of 3 and 4 o'clock this afternoon and the Premier Theatre cancels its afternoon performance, not to open until the usual hour in the evening. This office will close at noon for the day, post office closes from 4 to 5 o'clock and. banks and customs office all day. While there is no public observance of the day there are signs about the city of. a proper appreciation of the event to the nation at large.. Flags are displayed at half mast on the public buildings and from many business blocks and private residences. Many of the shop windows have the President's likeness draped with Old Olorv. While others appear in streamers of black and white with vases of carnations. Mayor Lindsay's proclamation will be found in another part of this paper. ' AUTO NtWS IN CITY - New Garages Beirr Erected to Ac commodate Owners ' Charles L. Hayes is erecting a four stall garage at the rear of his residence on Central street. The building is 18 by 36 feet and is being the site of the barn de stroyed by five October 2, 1921. It is divided into four separate stalls 9 by 18 feet, each having a door at tne entrance and window at the rear. a wood floor and a cement drive. The roof and one end will be protected against fire' with asphalt shingle and a large siore space will he above the garage which will have a gambrel roof. The building is thoroughly constructed, Joseph Demers doing the work. Mr .and Mrs. E. E. Jenne, Pleas- onf ef roof Viavfl inlTlPfl the automo bile procession and have purchased a Dodge five passenger touring. Mr. Jenne has a new garage nearly completed at the rear of his resi dence, 16 by -4 teet naving tnree stalls 8 by 16 feet. The building rests on a cement foundation having a cement floor and drive. It is cov-mri nriti nnvpltv sidinff and the workmanship is Al. Milo Mudgett is the builder. There are three "windows along the back side and one at the end each stall having separate doors. SERIOUS ACCIDENT Winston Prouty Slips and Loses His Thumb on Butting Saw Winston Prouty. oldestson of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Prouty, met with a serious accident Wednesday forenoon when the thumb of his right hand was nearly severed by coming in contact with a saw at the Prouty and Miller mill. He was taken to the office of Dr. J. F. Blanchard for first aid and then rushed to the hospital at Sherbrooke where Dr. Lynch operated to save the thumb.. The trip was made in Mr. Prouty's sedan, Burton Prouty driving who was accompanied by Mrs. Prouty and Dr. Blanchard. Mr. Prouty also drove to Sherbrooke with his roadster. The accident occurred about 10.15 in the forenoon when Winston was in the act of tying up bundles of firring. As the lumber came from the plainer, two, boys tied them into bundles of ten 'pieces each placing them on to the carrier. Winston was near the clapboard butting saw at the time and in the act of placing a bundle of the firing on to the carrier, he slipped on some clapboard buttings causing him to throw his. arm backward, the hand coming in contact with a small butting saw. While the bone of the thumb was severed the muscle was thought to be intact and an effort to save the member was made. This accident coming so soon after the serious fire of Saturday and another of July 2, suggests that the Prouty and Miller firm are having more than their share of troubles. Mr. and Mrs. Prouty on returning from Sherbrooke, Wednesday night, reported that it was necessary to remove the thumb and that Winston was resting as comfortably as could be expected. Following the operation, Mr. and Mrs. Prouty returned to Sherbrooke again Thursday for v the day. REV. E T. C00NTZ TO END SERVICE Will Preach Last Sermon in Newport Sunday September 2 Rev. Herbert T. Coontz, pastor of the First Methodist Church of this city, has accepted a call to the strong Methodist Episcopal Church at Arlington. Heights, Mass., a suburb of Boston. At a meeting of the official board last Sunday, the pastor definitely announced his resignation and he will sever his connection with the church early in September, preaching his last sermon here Sunday, September 2. Rev. and Mrs. Coontz came to Newport from Waynesville, -Ohio, in March, 1918, thus serving the peo: pie of the Methodist Church here as pastor five and one-half years, the longest pastorate in the church's history. .During this period of service, Rev. Mr. Coontz has won many warm friends in the community as he has mingled with people in their homes and on the street. His work like that of all pastors has called him to rejoice with those who rejoiced and mourn with those who mourned. Many ,a young couple have received his blessing as they have started out on their pfe's journey. Under his administration and with the help of his good wife the church has been lifted to a higher level spiritually and socially. The church membership has had a net increase of nearly one nun dred in the five years and is free from debt the first time in several years. The $8500 balance of an $18000. debt was cleaned up two years ago. Rev. Mr. Coontz has been a strong factor in promoting better cooperation arnongi the churches of the City which paved the way for the Union Sunday services- held eacn year dur ing July and August. Mrs. Coontz has been a very ac tive worker in every branch of church work and church functions were few that did not find her a willing worker. She is possessed ofa cheerful disposition and her face radiates sunshine along her pathway. In the few years that this couple have been in Newport they have made a wide circle of acquaintances and have a host of warm friends who will be sorry to have them leave the City. It has been known for some time that the good pastor has been desirous of locating nearer the metropolis of Boston and while he has been offered some very attractive propositions in this state, they have been turned aside while waiting for a more satisfactory opening. Rev. Mr. Coontz will not be a stranger so to speak when he enters upon his duties with the Arlington Heights church for he has previously spent five years in Boston. Pastor Coontz has been very appreciative of the local papers for the generous amount of space in the interest of his church and other churches of the City expressing his appreciation in very kind words. Personally he does not care for newspaper publicity and on many occasions has avoided its representative when opportunity presented for him to be put before the public. It has been his nature to go about his work in his own quiet way. His name always appeared just the plain Rev. H. T. Coontz with no D. D.; A. B.; or S. T. B., attached yet if the , truth must be known he rightfully possessed such abbreviations years ago. He won the honor of A. B. at the Ohio Wesleyan University and S. T. B., from the Boston University. Following the latter honor he epent two years at the Boston University in a post-graduate course studying philosophy and theology. He was born at Findlay, Northwestern Ohio, a City of 20,000 population. Rev. Mr. Coontz is not the only member of his family entitled to have abbreviations attached to his name as Mrs. Coontz is a graduate of Oberlin College, the famous Congregational school in the middle west and was honored with the A. B. degree on graduation. The pastor has nothing but the kindest words- for Newport and its people and his residence and associations here will always remain as pleasant memories in the minds of all who knew him and his estimable companion. A WILDCAT PET Ray Mooney Secures Another Feline from Quebec Ray Mooney is . the happiest man in Newport, the cause of which is his coming into possession of another wildcat. For four years Ray has mourned the' loss of one of these animals and since that time has searched far and near for another. This week news came to Ray s ears that a wildcat had been captured in Bolton, Que., and he at once set out in his Ford Sedan to get the animal. Wednesday noon he was back in Newport with the beast and while waiting "to have him inspected, exhibited him on the ed-eral building lawn. A crowd soon gathered, but were satisfied to watch the creature from a distance. It was held 'securely by an iron rod fastened to a strap about the cat's neck. The animal was caught in a steel trap and weighs 20 pounds The first animal of this kind Mr. Mooney had, laid down his life for the Newport boys in khaki having died in the parade which celebrated the- home coming in 1919. The .day was extremely hot and on the route of the parade about the city confined in a cage on a float he was overcome t.l 1 . - . J 1 1131 i witn neat auu , I During the fall season prior to his I death, Mr. Mooney exhibited him Irom a tent QUEEN CITY TEAM BEATEN TO FRAZZLE Burlington Came to City in Glee But WTent Out' In Gloom Newport baseball is certainly producing the goods. Tuesday's home game was a humdinger, Burlington sent its pet outfit here and the local team never gave them a Iookin. It was like taking candy from the baby. Newport piled up eight runs in one inning and stopped by being out of breath. Wednseday, Newport repeated fhe dose at Burlington 3 to 0, and Thursday at Barre they defeated the leaders by 12 to 6. The game by innings: First Inning Burlineton Norfeldt out on grounder to short, Chevalier walked, Duba hit to short who retired Chevalier at second, Duba out on steal to second. Newport Norton out on grounder to third, Woodin out on grounder to pitcher, Mitchell hit, Keefe out on fly to second. Second Inning Burlington Whalen hit, Young out on fly to pitcher, Newton struck out, Patrick hit for 2 bases. Mayforth out on grounder to second. Two hits, one ruin Newport Roach out on fly to right, Maloney walked, Halloran struck out on steal to second. Third Inning Burlington Delaney out on grounder to pitcher, Norfeldt struck ouj;, Chevalier out on fly to catcher. Newport Snyder hit, Tesreau sacrificed, Norton hit, Woodin out on grounder to third. Snyder out at home. Two hits, no runs. Fourth Inning Burlington Duba out on fly to third, Whalen walked but caught off first for second out, Young out on grounder to pitcher. Newport Mitchell hit, Keefe sa crificed, Roach struck out, Maloney out on grounder to short. Fifth .Inning Burlington Newton out on grounder to first, Patrick struck out, Mayforth out on foul to catcher. Newport Halloran hit,- Snyder sa crificed, Tesreau got on on error of short, Norton hit, Woodin got on on error of third, Tesreau out on steal to third, Mitchell out on grounder to pitcher. 2 hits, 1 run. Sixth Inning Burlington Delaney, Norfledt and Chevalier all struck out. Newport Keefe hit, Roach hit for two bases, Maloney walked, Hallor an hit, Snyder fouled out to catcher, Tesreau. hit, Norton walked, Woodin i i . . i ... i ii i i. nit, ivutcnen out on ny to iiret, Keefe hit home run with bases full, Roach walked, Maloney out on fly to short. 6 hits, 3 walked, 8 runs. Seventh Inning Duba out on grounder to third, Whalen struck out, Young out on grounder to short. Newport Halloran out on fly to left, Snyder out on grounder to third, Tesreau hit a home run, Nor ton out on fly to right. One hit, one run. Eighth Inning Burlington Newton out on grounder to first, Patrick out on grounder to third, Mayforth iiit for two bases, Delaney out on grounder to short. One hit, no runs. Newport Woodin 'hit for two bases, Mitchell out on grounder to third, Keefe out on grounder to short, Roach hit by pitched ball, Maloney out on fly to center. One hit ,no runs. Ninth Inning Burlington Norfeldt out on fly to short, Chevalier out on fly to left, Duba hit for three bases, Whalen out on grounder to third. One hit, no runs. Newport No batting. Newport 10; Burlington 1. Tomorrow the team will play Rutland on the home grounds at 3 p. m. NARROW ESCAPE FROM DROWNING Henry Ellsworth and Son Rescuedj irom BinKHig jDoai on lukc I Henry Ellsworth of Glen Road, a man past sixty, and nis son-in-law, i Arthur Lasnier, had a narrow es-I cape from drowning early last even- ing when their boat sunk beneath them when, out on a iishmg trip. The two men had rowed out under the railroad bridge and were in the vicinity of the Handy ice house when suddenly their boat sprung a leak and in spite of their efforts to bail the water out the boat began to sink beneath them. Their calls for help brought a man who was also fishing not far away and the two men who were in the water to their neck and clinging to their boat were rescued and taken to their home. The services at St. Mark's Church on Sunday will be at 11:00 A. M., and 8:00 p. m., to suit the conven-. ience of Rev. E. C. Russell of Stan-stead, who will deliver the -address at both services. In the evening there will be full choral evensong by the vested choir directed by Wm. Evans, late organist of St. Paul's Church, Burlington, and Mr. J. Vincent Ellin-wood, tenor soloist, of Springfield. The offering will be for the purchase of new hymnals for the choir. ' The officers of the Newport Chautauqua Association will appreciate a few words from business men in connection with their advertisements in the local papers next week, calling people's attention to the importance of securing their season tickets on or before Friday night. The. Chautauqua opens Monday, Aug. 20, which means a large number of season tickets must be sold thi coming week. . . GROCERS FTNISH NEW BUILDING French and Bean Wholesale Merchants Bring New Business Here French and Bean of St. Johnsbury, wholesale dealers in groceries have just completed their buildings oa Coventry street, and business by the Newport branch office is now in full swing. For some time this enterprising and hustling firm have been desir-ious of locating in Newport realizing that Newport is centrally located among a large number of villages within a 20 mile radius in which they the season representatives of tlie firm made several trips to this City oarfhin -fiv n e,n J- UjI ,;. u ... .6 i.i a auitduic .sue upon ' v. i-vaic, xue mv eg ligation brought about the purchase of the t T. J li . .... .tone sneus ana land adjoining tne railroad and owned by the Newport Chamber of Commerce. Since that deal was consummated a force of help has, been at work remodelling the stone shed building into a modern wholesale grocery storehouse and offices. The main buildings 36 by 75 feet formerly used as a stone shed has been completely remodeled into an entirely new structure outside of the frame work. A new cement foundation was constructed new sills replacing old decayed ones and many other changes made. The outer walls were boarded, papered and covered with steel. A steel roof covers the structure making the building fire proof outside. In the construction no expense was spared to make the quarters bug proof and free from dampness. The inner walls were boarded, double pa- pered and, the finish is hard pine throughout. Matched lumber was used-for the floor lining and covered with tar paper and for strength and durability planed plank was used for the upper course. In one corner of the first floor a 12x12 foot office has been finished off and adjoining is a 12x12 foot shipping and work room equipped with work counter and bins for various bulk groceries. In connection with this room there is a fully equipped toilet. A large safe formerly used by the A. L. Bailey Co., of St. Johns-bury graces the office wall and other office furnishings have been added. The second floor is in one large room with the exception "of a 12 by 12 foot tobacco room in one corner. The structure is equipped with a two ton capacity Otis electric elevator. In the near future the storage space will be increased by adding another floor from the upper section of the building. . . The main rooms and office are heated by an Areola steam heating system installed by Carr and Domey. In connection with the main building a one story structure 24 by 75 feet has been added and extends along a- siding used only by this firm. , The siding will accommodate three cars of merchandise and there are two main entrances to the building for convenience in unloading. At the extreme south end a garage? that will accommodate two cars and a truck has been finished off and will be heated in cold weather. The buildings have been made attractive in a lead color paint and every section carries an ai. of cleanliness. In visiting the quarters one finds groceries of every description neatly arranged and piled high a.stock repressing $50,000. . . For extra protection against plunder every window has iron grates UT Bhes?antdon of St. Johnsbury is the general manager and has brought his family to the city. He The John Wells property on Centr al street improvmg same by adding a nine-foot porch across the street end and newlyP painting the Tnhn Morrison- is the shipper ire the plant and Selah Dailey drives the truck that delivers e"ha,ndl to the very door of their trade as ar as BartL, Island T"fwd' Enosburg, Irasburg and Albany SportT pleased to have such a firm locate here and for tne iro pront. made in that section of the city. - BREAK AT TEA ROOM The Yacht Club Tea Rooms were entered by some person or persons, W dnesday night, entrance bemg made by breaking the lock on the door While there were signs of the See being ransacked, nothing of place g , missing. Sfromethe3refr-igerator was left Si?"-, a chicken --pled S evidence If the quality oi xv Room guests, they win a real feed some day. Tea for List of letters remaining jncalled for at the Newport, vv, TlS' T of Newport under Ca?tmPW-fterLDKipp: -ade up of Sten and three officers brtad il. nrlv morning tram iasv StStayS CP Proctor at Fort Ethan Allen for the annual fifteen, day muster. Special cars were attached to the. morning mail, which left Newport drawn by two engines. Enroute Companies of the Vermont National Guard at -Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury ind Orleans joined V MA-amnrt delegation. iviajui .Reginald Buzzell reported -to the j r.i.nlniT T. was under I'll- . ' - 1 camp anu vi"t-"j . . , i Capt. Kipp, First Lieut. Arthur Mooney and Second Lieut. Bob Hfinrichon,

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