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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 8, 1837
ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 1920
83rd YEAR NUMBER 4406
FINE VOTE IN
Leonard Wood, With State
Organization Behind Him
Leads In Vote
The presidential, preference prima
ries hold yesterday in this state
shows that Major General Leonard
Wood carried the stato by n large
majority. The vote Riven Herbert
Hoover was a large one considering
that his name was not placed on the
The outstanding feature was the
marked lack of interest manifested
""by the voters.' In city, large town find
snfall town the vote was small and
by no means representative although
the preponderance of preference
shown by the Ronubliean vote was
for General Wood. He and a New
York attorney, William Grant Wcb
ter. Were the only candidates to file
papers necessary to, having their
names printed on the primary ballots.
Mr. Webster, unknown to Vcvmaht-cfa-and
whos. candidacy is not taken
HcHbusly, received a small number ef
' Only 09 voters in St. Johnsbury
participated in the presidential pre
ference primary Tuesday and the ma
jority ot them cither voted for Gen.
y'ood or Herbert Hoover. One ballot
Was spoiled and tit eight o'clock Mar
tin C. Garfield, the first constable wbo
presided at the election, announced
the ,vote as ioiiows:
Wm. G. Webster
J. W. Gerard
' Gen. Wood had a big lead in the
Newport primaries and besides the
candidates who received votes in St.
Johnsbury, Former Justice Hffghes
and Former Secretary McAdoo were
in the running. Following is the re
sult of the vote:
Gen. Leonard Wood 21
Wm. G. Webster 1
Hiram Johnson 4
Calvin Coolidge '
W. G. McAdoo , "
Charles E. Hughe.-! 1
Total votes , 43
Mr. Hoover received one of his
vntpw on thn democratic ticket. Con
stable Ora Swctt guarded the ballot'
box,' Robert; Davis had charge ot the
check list and Homer Thrasher dis
tributed the ballots. The vote was
Lyndon, which had one of the first
ood clubs in the state, polled tuu
votes at the primary and "ave Gen
Wood 81 of them. The following is
the result in that town:
Gen.' Leonard .'ood
W. 3. Bryan
W'. G. Webster
Mrs. Gertrude Carpenter has been
quite ill with the Flu but is better
at this writing.
Mrs. Brown and daughter of Miles
Pond was the guest of Mrs. W. H.
.' Richard Cooper was home from his
work over Sunday.
Clayton Perkins of East Concord
Was the guest of his father, Hanson
are lost every year
Some schemes may
look tempting in big
promises but are often
found lacking in se
curity. There, is safety for
every dollar you de
posit to your credit
with the Wells River
4 Per Cent Interest
WELLS RIVER", VT.
Ford Car Stolen
Mr. Coveny of Passumpsic drove
up in his Ford car to St. Johnsbury
Friday evening to attend "Yaddo"
and while he was enjoying the show
some one disanpeared with his car
and up to Saturday noon no trace
had ben found of it. The automobile
was a five passenger touring car with
the registry number 11,174 and the
engine number 767597. The officers
began Friday evening to call up all'
towns adjacent to St. Johnsbury and
have kept this u Saturday morn
ing. Any one finding the car is ask
ed to telephone the chief of police at
St. Johnsburv, John B. Finley. Mr.
Coveny works at Morse's Mills in
Danville and left for his home Sat-
urdav morning after spending the i
night in St. Johnsbury. !
Laymen's League Service
at North Danville
The Laymen's League conducted
the morning service at the North
Danville, Daptist church Sunday
morning and there was a larcre at
tendance of the people from that vi
cinity. The team participating in the
service consisted of E. C. Smith, Wal
ter L. Kendall, O. C. Jones, Arthur
n. Drooks, S. 1). At wood. Mr. Smith
conducted the service and gave the
Mr. Jones and solos were rendered by
Mr. Atwood and Mr. Brooks. . This
church had a quota of $1,500 for four
years in the Inter Church World
movement, and went over the top by
MARSHAL'S OPTICAL VISIT
A. G. Preble of Montpelier, deputy
State Fire Marshal, is making an
official visit to St. Johnsburv and
spent Friday inspecting the build- j
ings in the business distrct of the
town. Mr. Preble is deputy to J. G
Brown of Montnelicr who is not only
the State Fire Marshal but the State
Insurance Commissioner and the de
partment of which he is the efficient
head is working to protect property
from fire in all parts of the state.
Mr. Preble found some exceedin"'"
dangerous fire hazards in the base
ments of some of the buildings and
in alio- ways and has already con- I
demncd one building. This is the
barn off Prospect Avenue owned by
Gordon C. Weeks and it has been
condemned as being unsafe for pedes
trians as well as a fire hazard.
Mr. Preble's visit was not timed to
precede our annual clean up cam
paign, but he not only endorses such
a caninaign but believes there should
be a clean u in basements and alleys
every week in the year as a safeguard
against fires. The law is very strict
for - - failure to complv with the
orders of the State Fire Marshal and
if after ten days no notice is taken of
the order there is a fine of $10 a day i
until the order is complied with.
Mr. Preble is convinced that there
oyght to be village ordinances that
would prevent the building of fires in
alley wavs back of stores and other
buildings and also one for the use
and abuse of gasolene. It is not gen
erally known that the fumes of five
gallons of confined "asolene are
equal to 8" pounds of dynamite. The
results of Mr. Preble's inspection will
be reported to his chief in Montpelier
and conies of all recommendations
and orders left with Harry J. Mar
den, the chief of the fire deoartment.
Mr. Mardcn will make inspections
every month to sec that the orders of
his superiors are carried out. Any
failure to carry out theA recommen
dations and ' orders will be reported
back to the Montpelier office.
Mr. Preble is rcceivim hearty co
operation from all the fire insurance
agents in Vermont as they realize
that the only wa to get reduced
rates of fire insurance is to eliminate
all fire hazards and make every build
ing as safe a.-; possible.
Placed on Probation
The four Biattlcboro boys who
have been held at the Caldonia coun
ty jail since Wednesday on the
charge of breaking into the home of
Clyde Ge-irwcar of Wells River and
stealing $$35 worth of clothing, etc.,
were given a hearing before Judge
r rye-in the municipal court Friday
morning. The boys' names were
Louis Young Terrance Davis, Earl
Fish and Lynnc McGee. The hitter's
father came up from Brattlcboro Fri
day morning and attended the hear
ing. They pleaded guilty and were
each fined $10 and costs amounting
to $55.50. Each were sentenced in
the State Prison nt Windsor. Sen
tence was suspended and the boys
were placed on probation. Mr. Mc
Gee will take the boys back to Brat
tlcboro where they will be under the
supervision of the Deputy Probation
MAPLE SUGAR MARKET
BOSTON: Supplies very light.
Market- steady. Syrup, $: and $11.25.
Cakes, l: cents to 45 cents.
NEW YORK: Supplies light. De
mand moderate. Movement limited.
Market steady. Sugar, 27 cents to
31 cents. ;(ncv): A few at 32 cents
and ."..'J cents. Sviup, new, $2.25 to
$2.75. A few nt $2.93. Old, $2.00 to
Miss Howe Makes a Report
of botanizing at the
Museum In 1919
One of the interesting papers pre
scnted at the recent annual meeting
of the Vermont Botanical and Bird
clubs at Burlington was one by the
curator of the Fairbanks Museum,
Miss Inez Addic Howe on "Botan
izing at the Fairbanks Museum in
191!)." In her paper Miss Howe
speaks of the efficient help received
by the latest addition to the Museum
force, Miss Mary L. Wheeler, giving
the latter credit for locating in St.
Johnsbury the Crepis capillaris, the
third station in the state where this
is found. There was an addition of
25 species to the local flora in 1919.
Miss Howe reports the discovery by
Miss Edith Hutchinson of Concord
of a rare buttercup that was growing
plentifully on her father's farm. She
!couid not identify it for a long time,
but finally discovered that it was a
variety known to botanists as the
Ranunculus boreanus. She says
Vermont can justly claim to have
in Concord the first station of this
European species. During the
sprin". of 19!) there was displayed
on the flower tables at the Museum
710 species of flowering plants, 52 of
ferns and fern allies and 2G of mos
ses and lichens, collected within a
five mile radius of the Museum, be
sdic a hundred or more species from
mountain, lake and seashore far be
yond our range.
Of the death of Mr. Balch. the
Museum's talented taxidermist, Miss
"With the death, in July, 1919, of
William Everard Balch, the botanists
as well as all other natural scientists
of Vermont, of New England, and
America, lost one of their most effi-
i cicnt ' co-laborcrs. His matchless
series of photographs of the orchids
of Vermont, which only lacked one
Vermont species and embraced all
but two species ever recorded in
New England, will ever be a lasting
memorial to his ability as a botanist
Score 69 Points in Dual
Track Meet with St. J.
The second annual dual track meet
with Lyndon Instituto was held Wed
nesday afternoon at the St. Johns
bury Fair Ground. Lyndon was an
easy victor to the tunc of 09 to 81.
St. Johnsbury won two first places
and tied for another out of a total of
11 events. Shores and Lannher were
the two responsible for the two firsts,
Shores in the hundred yard dash and
Lanpher in the shot put and tie in the
high jump. At no time was St. Johns
burv danserous to the Lyndon suc
cess and after the fourth event, 220
yard dash, she was clearl" out of the
running. Hall, Hutchins, Currier and
Bedard worked consistently and were
largely responsible for Lyndon's vic
tory. "Bowen for St. Johjisbun'. an
nexed second nlace in the quarter and
,milc runs. In the half mile relay the
'Lyndon team of Bedard, Jav, Currier
and aGudettc won from Lord, Shores,
Bowen and Lanpher, though the St.
Johnsbury boys put up a hard tussle
and it was a race from starf to finish.
The list of events is given below
with the contestants names in orders
One hundred yard dash, Shores, Gau
dette, Lanpher. Time, 11 2r5 sec
Pole vault, Hall, Webber, tic for
third Hovcy. and Streeter. Height,
7 fret, 4 inches.
Mile run, Hutchins, Bowen, Dress
er. Time, 5 minutes 21 1-5 seconds.
Two hundred and twenty yard dash
-Currier, Bedard, Lrd. Time 25 1-5
Shot put, Lanpher, Morse, Woods.
Distance, "A feet. 9 inches.
High Jump, tie for first Lannher
and Hutchins, Bassett third . place.
Height, 4 feet, 10 inches.
Quarter mile run. Bedard, Bowen,
Woods. No time given.
Discus throw, Morse, ( Lanpher,
Cheney. Distance 94 feet, 8 inches.
Broad jump, Hall, Lanpher, Lord.
Distance 17 feet, 2 inches.'
Half mile run, Hutchips. Dresser,
(Continued from page onel
Lcnton. Time 2 minutes, 18 seconds.
Half mile relay, won by Lyndon
Institute. Time 1 minute, 4G seconds.
Referee, Arthur D. Craig; starter,
Leroy E. Peabodv track judges,
Louis N. Smythe, Arthur Sprague,
Pcrlc" Hazcn; field judge, Josenh A.
Davis; head timer Arthur D. Craig;
scorer, G. M. Ingalls: clerk of course,
Albert W. Smith ; announcer, William
Coach Stcdman plans to. take the
Acaderfly track team to the Middlc
burv College" meet at Middlebury
READ THE CLASSIFIEDS
"BE A GOOD SPORT"
Enthusiastic Meetirtg at St.
Johnsbury of Cal. Forest
and Stream Club
Almost a hundred that Dr. Willard
Seott of Boston afterwards called
"good sports" met at the Pythian
Hall Tuesday evening at the annual
bantmet of the Caledonia Forest and
Stream Club and after enjoying a
splendid flshVdinner and hearing a
speaker of national reputation added
K!5 members to the club.
The dinner was the finest of its
kind ever given in St. Johnsbury and
was served by Mrs. S. J. Somerville
and a corps of assistants. A. H. Dins
more furnished the perch for the
chowder and the fried hornpouts,
which were most deliciously cooked,
and the dessert consisted cf maple
sugar and doughnuts.
After the cigars were lighted, Pres
ident Herbert A. Smith rapned for
order and presented Dr. Willard
Scott of Brooklinc, Mass., who spoke
for over an hour to the great enjoy
ment and instruction of a delighted
audience. This was D. Scott's first
appearance in St. Johnsbury and he
is sure of a royal welcome when he
comes again. His general theme was
the mistakes' of Henry Adams, the
man who could not adjust himself to
changing conditions. During the
course of his address, fine tributes
were paid to Henry Drummond, Rus
sell H. Conwcll, Dwight L. Moody,
Abraham ' Lincoln and Theodore
Roosevelt. The latter was the speak
er's ideal of a good sport and his tri
bute to the man that 'threw his hat
into the ring" brough out prolonged
Dr. Scott said the academic age
which Henry Adams thought would
always exist was succeeded by the
capitalistic age when individuals be
gan a wild scramble for wealth and
nations begariHo gather in the colo
nies. As a result scramble 'we had
the world war. ,
The period of the good ::port has
now arrivedthe devotion to a task
of universal efficiency. Nothing ven
ture, nothing have, and the man that
doesn't take a chance will have no
thing but heliotrope and ashes at the
end. Lincoln was a sport whfcn he
had the vision of a freed nation and
a united country and- the greatest
sport of our divy and generation jwn
the great adventurer who "threw Kis
hat in the ring."
Dr .Scott interspersed his optimis
tic address with personal incidents
and the best lot of stories that has
been heard here for many a day.
Mr. Dinsmore briefly outlined the
objects of the organization and made
a strong plea for stocking the small
streams that big fish mijrht later
grow in the big streams.
L. H. Baxter expressed his appre
ciation as a Scout leader that boys
would bo admitted to the organiza
tion and said ho hoped this banquet
would soon be followed by a father
and son banquet.
Rev F. B. Richards heartily en
dorsed what Mr. Baxter had said
about the interest Boy Scouts would
take in the work and said the re
sources of the Vermont streams had
never been appreciated.
The membership committee then
got busy and soon reported 1S5 new
members, Herman Osgood of Dan
ville proposing :!1 of this number.
The by-laws were amended to admit
boys to the organization frorn 12
Dr. Scott was made an honorary
member of the organization and in
acknowledging the compliment
spoke eloquently upon the advant
age to the civic uplift of the com
munity of such a wide-awake organ
ization as the Caledonia Forest and
In closing the meeting President
Smith expressed the. thanks of the
organization for all who had contri
buted to the . success of the meeting,
including Mr. Osgood of Danville,
who'came down with a large delega
tion and to Elmer A. Darling, who
brought a delegation from East
Burglar Alarm Went
In making the extensive repairs on
the First National bank building the
workmen removed an old burglar
alarm that, had been attached for
some 50 years to the rear of their
block. It was laced there soon ".('
tcr the block was built in 1870 and
was so adjusted that anv attempt
to crack the big safe would immedi
ately cause a load explosion in the
alarm. The alarm had not been con
nected up with the vault for 40 years
and when the workmen threw the
contrivance on the ground they sup
posed they were handling a "dud".
Instead there was an instant explo
sion which was heard all over the vil
lage. To say that the workmen ar.d
bank officials were surprised is ex
pressing it mildly and that no one
was hurt was one of the fortunate
features of the occurrence.
The apparatus was so adjusted tint
n number of blank cartridges would
be discharged bv electricity with the
i'Uui that if anyone ever attempted
to crack the big vault the noi.se of the
explosion would frighten the intrud
ers. When the alarm was first placed
on the building it occasionally went
olT accidentally to the great surprise
of all. iu the immediate vicinty.
Elected at Caucus
The republican caucus in the
Town Hall Saturday resulted in the
election of 11 delegates to the re
publican state convention at Mont
pelier, May 20, favorable to the elec
tion to Chicago of Hon. Alexander
Dunnett. The latter said at the cau
cus that he thought the Vermont del
egation should go to Chicago un
pledged. There was a vote of 260 of
which the Dunnett ticket received
107 votes and the ticket pledged to
support delegates to Gen. Wood re
ceived 13 votes.
It was voted to have thV delegation
fill any vacancies to the Montpelier
convention. It was also voted to in
crease the republican town comv.iitiec
from three to five and thes were
elected: Charles W. Steele, W. W.
Ulodgett, Frank G. Landry, W. A.
Rickcr, William II. Taylor.
The delegates elected were the
following: Dr. C. A. Cramton, W.
A. Ricker, M. J. Reed, Fred C.
Beck, D. S. Conant, C. Roy Cal-
dei-wood, Fred C. Gilson, W. W.
Blodgett, J. Rolf Seniles. George
A. Burbank, William H. Taylor.
Drive on This Week
Capt. H. A. Wilcox, who is in
charge of the Salvation Army drive
in St. Johnsbury has appointed the
following captains to assist hir.i in
No. 1, Webb Batchehler.
No. 2, Harold Caswell.
No. :!, Gordon C. Garfield.
No. 4, Louis Kimball.
No. 5, Harry W. Clark.
No. C. Wilber Garfield.
No. 7, 'Earl Clark.
No. 8, Elbert J. Lynch.
No. '.), Stewart Cheney.
No. 10, Francis L. Dinsmore.
No. 11, Harold G. Antle.
The canvass is being carried on
thi s week, and while the drive is not
bringing in the money that was hop
ed for the committee are going to
keep right at work and do the best
Will Watch Creameries
for Watered Milk
A. meeting of the creamery inspec
tors was held at the agricultural de
partment, State House. Wednesday.
Plans for work for the coming sea
son were discussed, particularly in
reference to inspection of creameries
and farms. In the winter time the
inspectors iay particular attention
to checking tests for butterfat in the
creameries and shi'miti" stations, but
when travel is 'food more attention is
paid to farm inspection.
This year Commissioner Briglmm
instructed the insncctors to lav par
ticular stress upon th;; detection of
adulteration of milk by skimming and
watering. Some trouble of this nature
has developed in the past, and some
cases were traced to a Practice fol
lowed bv some, fanners of putting
chunks of ice in the milk to cool it.
Creamery inspectors with their ap
paratus can detect such adulterations
very readily and steps will be taken
to make an exar"'e of offending par
tics. The. law imposes a henvv nen-
ajty for practices of this kind.
The men in the sales department
of the C. II. Gpss Company have been
busy the past week delivering 1!)20
models of the cars for which thev
arc agents. Ralnh E. Howes was in
Burlington, Frank 13. Goss was in
Montpelier, Pearl Griggs and Don
Blodgett were in Bane. Later in the
week Mr. Blodgett delivered a car in
Springfield. W. C. Kimball drove a
car to Newport, making the trip
around Willoughb" Lake. He report
ed the road in good condition for
Daylight Savings at
the Fork and Hoc Shop
By an almost unanimous vote the
employes at the Ely works of the
American Fork & Hoe Company have
voted to adopt the daylight savings
schedule and the management will
begin next Monday morning on the
plan. The shops will start up at 6
a. m. and close at 4 in the afternoon.
The. workmen were influenced in their
decision by theii desire to work their
gardens in the afternoon. There are
now about 75 employes at the factory
and this is the first of our St. Johns
bury industrial concerns to adopt
All Kinds Scales
In those days of high prices you
cannot afford to throw away your old
scales. Let us overhaul your used
one and make it good as new. We
have a few used scales as good as
new. Drop in and look them over.
Satisfaction guaranteed or. no pay.
Second-hand scales bought and sold.
The Yermont Scale
Granite Square, opposite Tassenger
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
MR. PECK URGES
100 PER CENT
Special Film to Be Shown
at Globe Theatre On
Chairman Charles Peek of the
C'le.in-Up and PaintjUp Committee,
of the Commercial club urges house
holders not to make it a 50 per cent
nor a 75 per cent proposition but to
make the town spotless or 100 pel"
cent clean this week and then keep it
Mr. Peck gave out the following'
statement in behalf of his committee:
"This is Klean-Up Week. Do you
think it is enough for you to clean
up and leave your neighbor messed
up? A 50 per cent or even 75 per
cent Clean Town is not a Clean
Town. It's like a well dressed man
woman, with some part of their
attire ragged; an otherwise well
dressed man with a dirty collar on, or
a rather well dressed women with
siioes or dishevelled hair.
Naturally everybody wants a clean
St. Johnsbury. Let's help them to
make it easier hen keep on doing
itdon't stop until we have a Spot
less Town. It can be done. Why not
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I no n mi., iiunutu.
I On Thursday ni'rht a special clean
up and paint up mm wnicii was se
cured in Boston will be run as a part
of the regular program at the Globe
Theatre. Boy Scouts and Girl Camp
Fire members will bo admitted free.
Mr. Pock is receiving calls from
those who wish ashes and garbage
taken away. Phone to Mr. Peck and
he will put you on the lif:t when town
teams win can.
The proposed parade for SaturcTay
will probably be postponed for one
Are You Ready For
the Next "Event"
There is nothing that will put a keener edge
on the thoughts of a coming event than the
feeling of proper Clothes for it. " .
Hasty buying at the last moment is usually
very unsatisfactory and quite expensive. .
Come in tomorrow and let us show you
some of the many small models of today
The prices will not give you heart failure.
Steele, Taplin & Co.
W. A. TAPLIN, Proprietor
On the Hill
Largest Line' iri Eastern Vermont
YOUNG MAN FINDS
EASY MONEY IN
'Tell Me the Old, Old Story
Always Sounds Sweety
from Strangers p
A few months ago a young man ;
pleasing appearance arrived into'V
and started soliciting subScriptio
for the leading magazines. He to
the housekeepers that he tailed
that he was earning money to wo
his way .through college and that i
expected to get a scholarship it .'
was successful in getting enough su
scriptions. Some subscribed for V
magazines they wanted and one.b
nevolcntly inclined individual Wig
a lot of magazines, sho milly didi
want just . to help the boy - thrott
The magazines came all right i
two months and then suddenly Stc
pcd. One St. Johnsbury th
wrote into the publishers in N
York city of the one of the leadi
magazines in the country and she
ceived word that the magazine I
no agents in the field and that tt
never received her subscription.
It's the old story again and-the
part of it is that those who have 1
their money can ill afford to iose
Every newsdealer in St. Johnsbi
will take subscriptions for mflgati
at any time and through the seal
the Caledonian-Record carried adv
trsements of a local subscript
agency, but a stranger can come i
town and get away with money ft
almost anything from a maenkine
a Texas oil field or an Alaskan g
mine. It. was ever thus.
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