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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 8, 1837
ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1920
83 id Y EAR X UMBER 4422
GRANGE WINS .
Floral Hall Displays Best
Ever Seen at County
One of the most attractive exhib
its ever seen at tlic Caler.onia County
Kaii wwc on display i.t the various
different booths belli in Floral Hall
and othiy sections ol the bin1 Mid
way Ibis year and in spite of the bud
weather on Thursday, those in charge
of the different stands expressed the
belief that fully as many if not more
people examined and inquired aboul
the exhibits this season as they did
The most attractive of all the dis
plays in Floral Hall, that is in their
line, are the Grange booths. Each
one of these places are richly decorat
ed with green stuff right from the
farm and the hills. In their collection
of articles, nothing grown in the
oil or in the orchards is left out. The
display is indeed very tempting and
makes the mouth.-, of man- a visitor
The Wide Awake firawe, No. iO,
of St. .lohnsbury Center receive 1
first prize for haviiv the f.nesl and
most artistic displav of fruits and
vegetables of all the granges. This
booth, which was in charge ol Mrs. I
Kay )u::ham, Mrs. Ezra Learned and
Mrs. Fred Knowlton. was decarated
in green and yellow, successfully car
ried out with oats, corn, flowers and
asparagus. The exhibit included a
variety of vegetables, canned fruits,
flowers, eggs, butter, cheese and
maple syrup and sugar.
The second prize went to the Dan
ville Grange No. :!25. This booth was
decorated in evergreen, sunflowers,
spikenard and wild grapes, and was
in charge of Mrs. George Morse, aid
ed by a corps of assistants. The most
interesting thing in this exhibit was
the bee hive, loaned by Guy Pettin
jrill of Danville. There was always a
large audience at this booth watching
the hive of bees. making honey. Sev
eral combs were filled by the bees
during the three days. The remainder
of the exhibit consisted of eggs, but
ter, dutch cheese, strawberries, rasp
berries, plums, maple syrup, f anned
fruits, canned vegetables and fresh
fruit and- vegetables.
West Barnet captured third prize.
This booth was in charge of A. D.
Thornton and Andrew Hastie. The
decorations were of green and yel
low, with pine, Balsam, sunflower and
hops, boin;v strunar around the enclosure.-
Tne exhibit included a va
riety of apples, cucumbers, cabbages,
cauliflower, turnip, carrots, parsnips,
beets, onions, beans, honey, canned
fruits and vegetables. Among the
curiosities were an 13-inch cucumber,
;i2-inch Calibash Cord, a lemon cu
cumber and an 89 pound pumpkin.
Kntei prise Grange, No. 16 of Lyn
don came in for fourth nize. Among
the variety of articles in this exhibit
were a large assortment of canned
goods and fresh fruit and vegetables.
The decorations were of jrretfn and
yellow and the booth was in charge
of Mrs. Charles Bradshaw, Mrs. J.
H. Grady and 1). P. Gray.
Among the other granges, with ex:
hibits in Floral Hall, were Passump
sic Valley, No. 322 in charge of Mrs.
Jim Moore, Mrs. Charles HaiTev and
Mrs. Albert Granger of Passumpsic.
The decorations were of hydrangeas
and farm products and mountain ash.
The exhibit consisted of vegetables,
canned fruit and vegetables; Mcln
rfoes, No. 306 in charge of Mrs. C. A.
Chase, Miss Helen Gibson, Mrs. Car
rie Leighton and Mrs. 'innie Dun
can. The decorations were red,
green and gray color color scheme,
(cedar, mountain ash and everlasting.
The exhibit included a variety of
vegetables and among the curiosities
were snake cucumber, curley cab
bage, sugar beets, black walnuts, Jap
anese radish and peppers.
The Independent, No. 23 of Shef
field in charge of Mrs. Jennie Phil
lips, Mrs. Minnie Sheldon and Mrs.
A. O. Gray. In this booth was a dis
play of all kinds of vegetables and
The maple sugar display on the mid
way probably drew as much attention
as any other exhibit on the grounds,
hundreds of people visiting the build
ing each day of the fair.
The largest assortment of maple ar
ticles in the building was that of the
' Cary Maule Sugar Company. This
concern had on display everything
iium me syrup 10 tne sugar with a
large variety of maple candies.
What attracted the most interest in
this display was the exhibition of the
Brower Sap Piping System, which
was in charge of Roy E. Davis,
sales manager of this branch of the
cary company. The exhibition con
sisted of a miniature suo-nr
house, surrounded by maple trees and
the Brower pipes attached to each
tree and all connecting with the mam
Pipe that runs into the suirar house.
This system can be used only where
the gravity system makes it possible.
The apparatus is new in this section
of the country but has been success
fully used in the south part of the
state, according to Mr. Davis.
Among the prizes taken by Cary's
were first on maple cream,' first on
maple confectionery, second and
third on syrup and third on stirred
Of unusual interest was the exhib-
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Agan Nosed Out Emery for
Second Place By Small
(Bv the Associated Ties?)
BOSTON, Sept. 1C The vote of
Virmont complete for governor,
Ag.ui, 12.8.".: ; Babbitt, 11,114: Em
ery, 12,78-1; Hartness 2:!,770. Second
Congre.siomd District complete:
Dale, ir.,-!2r,; Gibson, 8:U(!; Gordon,
Earle Goode Takes
Bride at Bridgeport
Announcement hay been made of
the wedding of Miss Alma Atherton,
eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George Henry Wright of Decrfield.
Mass., and Santo Domingo, Cuba,
and Enrle Victor Goode, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas II. Goode, 100
Washington Terrace, Bridgeport, Ct.,
which was performed bv Ucv. Paul
Humphrey Barbour at Christ Episco
pal church, Hartford, Friday; Sept.
The bride who was a member of
Smith college class of 1919, solved
as an interpreter in Spanish through
the war being stationed at Boston.
Mr. Goode, who is a football star,
graduated at St. Johr.sbury, Vt.,
Academy class of 1914 and at Mid
dlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.,
in the last class. He was
en.sign in the navy for two "ears
He is now assistant superintendent of
the Taylor. Frnn Foundrv company
in Hartford where the youmr people
will make their new home. The bride
is a member of an old New England
family, with sugar interests in Cuba
where thev have spent their winters,
returning to the old home for sum
mers. Outlook Club Hears
The Outlook club met Frida af
ternoon with Mrs. P. H. Lyster at
her home on Concord avenue. It
was the first meeting after the sum
mer vacation there were various sub
jects proposed for work and
pleasure of the club for the remaind
er of the season. After the busi
ness meeting the program for the
afternoon was a paper on "The Life
of the Foreign Women of America"
by Mrs. Ruth Wakefield. It was a
beautifully written and interesting
paper and showed that the writer
had put a great deal of time and
stue-- into the matter. After singing
the closing ode the club adjourned to
meet sept, with Mrs. Woodbury.
CALEDONIA COUNTY REPRE
Lyndon Sherburn Lang, Rep. ;
Elisha Bigelow, Dem.
St. Johnsbury Gilbert E. Woods,
Rep:, Samuel E. Richardson. Dem.
Waterford Willis H. Barker, Rep.
Danville William D. Clement,
Rep., Ashley Goss, Dem.
Hardwick Guv Albec, Rep.
Newark Walter M. Hosford, Rep.,
C. E. Ball, Dem.
Groton I. N. Hall, Rep., Burton
Ryegate George W. Darling. Rep.
Barnet Charles A. Choate, Rep.
Peacham Millan Forraw, Rep.
Sutton Frank Norris, Rep.
Sheffield H. P. Simpson, Rep.
Burke Charles Colburn, Rep.,
John Tyler, Dem,
ESSEX COUNTY REPRESEN
Lunenburg Mark Bowker, Rep.
East Haven Lisle J. Washburn.
Concord Jacob Richardson, Jr.
In towns where there is only one
name there was no opposing candi
date on the Democratic ticket.
"Dad" Wright Is
Called In Death
Word has been received in St.
Johnsbury of the death of Horace G.
W right, aged 82 years, .in Moline, 111.
He was formerly of St. Johnsbury.
The Moline Evening Dispatch says:
Horace G. Wright, aged 82 years.
for a quarter of a century acquainted
in this city in his capacity as a mon
ument salesman, died at 9 this morn
ing at a local hospital, following a
month's illness. Infirmities of age
caused his death. He had resided at
C26 Seventeenth street.
Mr. Wright was born in- St. Johns
bury, Vt., and for a number of years
resided in Indianapolis. Ind., and
Portland, Ore. More than a score of
years ago he opened a granite and
monument works in the Peel Houe
block, where the John Deere, Y. M
C. A. is now located, but he closed
that business after two years.
For the last four years he had been
a continuous resident of this city and
for two years previous to his illness
was employed in stone work at the
Kock Island arsenal. He was a mem
ber of the Portland. Ore., lodge, B
P. O. Elks, and of the Knights of
Pythias. A. S. Wright of this city is
Funeral services will probably be
held Tuesday, with burial here.
A dear young lady friend wants to
know what a "sticker camnaign is:
Well, one common kind is that of the
numerous young men who have to be
assisted out by Father about 11.30 .
The old timers insist that the best
wa- to observe Child Welfare Week,
is to hold regular sessions for the
kids in the woodshed.
Enjoyable Reception to
Mr. and Mrs. Ladd
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Milo
E. Ladd was the scene ol .-. very
pleasant creation on Thursday
when about (iO relative, friend.) and
neighbor-; gathered to welcome their
son, Orange, and his wife. The eve
ning was spent in music and social
Mi. and Mrs. Ladd received many
useful and valuable gilts including
nit glass, silver, china, linen ami
Refreshment- of ice cream and
cake were served and the guests de
parted a n late hour leaving with the
ha' "-- collide a host of good wishes.
Among those from out. of lowr.
were: Mr. and V.;. W. L. Hehard,
Charles Howard. Randolph. Miss
Ina Nelson of Mor.tpeiie;'. Miss An
na Lodger of Shelton, Conn
nnd Mrs. Lmnrin A. I.add. Mr
t'c L. Week-. Mr. nnd Mr.-.. W.
Eastman and daughter, Ben'nii.
Alfred T.vsler and s.on. Philip,
Nettie Fisher nnd son, Farle of
Tohnshuiy, Miss Marev 0f Reno.
Miss Mawnret Davis of Danville nnd
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Wright of
GUILTY AND IS
GIVEN 15 YEARS
Shot Dartmouth Student
In Fracas Over
WOODSVILLE, N. II., Sept. lfi
Robert T. Meads of LaGrange, III.,
the Dartmouth College junior, who
she and killed Henr'? E. Maroney of
Medford, Mass., a fellow student, af
ter a drinking bout in a college dor
mitory last June pleaded guilty to
manslaughter yesterday. He was sen
tenced to serve J." to 20 vears at hard
labor in the State Prison.
Meads' plea and the sentence came
unexpectedly. In advance of his in
dictment by tdie Grafton Grand Jury
Wednesday, trial had been set for
next Monday and the stage was being
prepared with interest in the ease
keen because of expected disclosures
regarding the smuggling of whiskey
into Dartmouth College durin- the
BRIDE AT PRETTY
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.
W. Steele Wedded to
Robert K. Thistle
The homo of Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Steele was the scene of a very pretty
wedding Thursday evening, when
their oldest daughter, Helen Lincoln,
became the bride of Robert Kennedy
Thistle of E. Orange, N. J. The cere
mony was performed at 830 bv the
Rev. F. B. Richards, the single rinlg
service being used. The hall and stair
way were decorated with evergreen
and asters, and in the dining room
the decorations were pink and white
peas and asparagus ferns.
The wedding party stood in a
bower made of evergrcn and hydran
geas in the parlor. The wedding
march was played by Miss Maude E.
Brown, accompanied bv the Misses
Lola and Marjorie French.
The bride was very pretty gown
ed in white satin and georgette and
she wore a veil. Her bouquet was a
shower of roses.
Miss Eleanor Steele, sister of the
bride, was maid of honor. She wore
a gown of jade georgette and carried
pink roses. The bridesmaids were
Miss Mary Dinsmore and Miss Ruth
Bigelow of Brattleboro. They wore
pink gorandie and carried Ophelia
The best man was W. E. Wilkcr
son, Jr., of East Orange, N. J. The
ushers were Alfred It. Bunnell, Jr.,
of East Orange, N. J., and Charles
Wesley Steele, Jr., brother of the
bride. The groom's p-ift to the bride
was a string of rose pearls. The
bride's gift to her maid of honor was
a gold chain and pendant, and the
groom's gift to the best man was a
After the ceremony refreshments
were served in the dining room by
Miss Viola May of Boston and Miss
Mabel Flint of St. Johnsbury, assist
ed by Miss Helen Burbank of Mont
pelier, Miss Dorothy Adams and Miss
Helen Ross of St. Johnsbury.
The bride's going away suit was
brown with hat to match. They left
Thursday night for a trip to Ber
muda. There were many gifts of silver,
linen, cut glass and pictures.
Mrs. Thistle is one of St. Johns
bury's most popular youm ladies.She
was graduated from St. Johnsbury
Academy in the. class of 1!)17, and
from Bradford Academy Bradford,
Mass., in 11)19. Mr. Thistle is assist
ant secretary of the United States
Corporation Co. of New York city.
They will make their home in East
Orange, N. J.
WANT ADS HELP YOU
DIES AT HOME
IM riDATAMlM,-I,ilal 0,1 Sl- hail been
111 UAU I Ull
Leading St. J. Attorney
and Citizen Passes On
Alter Long Illness
"Siuire" Alexander Dumiett of St.
Johnsbury. one of the best knrwn and
most pioifl'iient attorney.' of Vermont
passed away at hi.; summer home
in CrotDU at 12 o'clock (noon)
today aiter a lingering ill
ness. S'nce hi trip to the Re
publican National convention at Chic-!
..U:L 1, , f.. V.n
Wl f.,llo ctomKIt' I'm. !, nnt f..w
h'iiii'-.-- K.-i Viiil Krwm tnnfl nod fit Vi I
and his end wa- not unexpected. j ;ynn- i 'ec. IS. V.m and
Ale:;ami. r lUmnett came of Scotch I hirha A. Mrs. Hadley is umved V
ancFstrv, bci'ig the son of Andrew oldo.-t naughter .Urs. I.ih.i Siiek
and Christiana (Galbraith) Dunnett. i"'V. who lovingly cared o - her clur
and was born in Peacham, Nov. 20, 1 V her '!. J1'-'' Harlan A ,
Ifc-rr 'Te W)is e: newlerl in f he -in b-
lic schools of his native town and
Uvevate and al.- o at the old New -
bury Seininar. He was n-raduated
from the Randolph Normal school in
1874 and while at school employed
his winters in teaching at Monroe,
N. H., Topsham. Handolph . and
Rneh.-sin.-. Havlni derided to ptudv
law he entered the office of Nelson
L. IJovden of Randolph, completinn
his study of the law in the Boston
University law school which he en -
tered in 1875. At the June term of
the Oranje county court in 1S77 he
was admitted to the Vermont bar.
He began the practice of his profes -
Mon at South jcveiave ami came
St. Johnsbury in where he en
tered in partnership with Albro F.
Nichols, now the clerk of Caledonia
county. This partnership continued
three years and for the next ten
years he practiced law alone. In 18!).")
Hon. L. P. Slack entered the firm and
the partnershin of Dunnett and Slack
continued until 1013 when Judge
Slack was annotated to the Vermont
bench. For the next two vears
Charles Leslie, who came back to
Vermont from Hillsboro, N. ., was
associated with Mr. Dunnett in the
firm of Dunnett & Leslie. The latter
left the firm in 1915 and was succeed
ed by Charles A. Shields, who with
David S. Conant connose the ---esent
firm cf Dunnett. Shields & Conant.
Mr. Dunnett has always been a
loyal republican and his political re
cord has been a noteworthy one be
ginning with the election as state's
attorney of Caledonia countv in 188i
and closing with the honored position
of chairman of the. Vermont delega
tion at the republican national con
vention in June. He was a member
of the State Senate of 1900, which
was. one of the stro:,gest ever known,
containing such eminent Vcrmonters
as the late J. A. DeBoer of Mont
pelier and the late Rufus E. Brown
of Burlington, Judge Zed S. Stanton,
V. W. Baldwin of Barton, cs-Gov.
Charles W. Gates and Gov. P. V.
Clement. Mr. Dunnett was one of
the leaders in that bod" and his
council was much sought by other
members From 1906 until 1915 he
was the. United States attorney for
the district of Vermont. During that
period many important cases came
before the Federal courts and he was
frequently summoned to Washington
to confer with the heads of depart
ments in the Judiciary, Treasury and
Post Office departments. lie secured
the conviction cf some of the most
noted post oflice thieves in the coun
try, successfully prosecuting those
attempting to defraud in all kinds of
schemes, and resigned a position lie
had filled with eminent satisfaction
to become a candidate for Congre-s
in the Second district At the nom
inating conventiort at While River
Junction he was defeated in a three
cornered contest after over 12 hours
Mr. Dunnett had been president of
the Vermont Bar association and was
chairman of the commission from
Vermont to settle the boundarv line
between Vermont and New Hamp
shire. He had fdso seiTed as modera
ator of many of St. Johnshury's town
meetings and was once chairman of
the republican state convention. As
a campaign speaker he was forceful
and convincta"; as a lawyer he was
universally regarded as one of the
ablest nnd most learned in the state.
His clientage came from a large area
and he served all classes with fidelity
and untiring seal. He was always
an advocate of the establishment of
military schools for our boys ant!
was avalued trustee of Vcimont's fa
mous military institution, Norwich
University at Northfield. He was also
a trustee of Brightloolt Hospital. He
was also n member of the commis
sion for the revision of the Vermont
His Masonic record was nn active
and influential one. He was Past
Master of Pulaski Lode-e, No. 58. F.
& A. M. of Wells River j Past High
Priest of Haswell Royal Arch Chap
ter, No. 11 of St. Johnsburv. He wa?
nlso a member of Caledonia Council,
R. & S. M.. No. 1.3. Palestine Com
manderv, No. 5, K. T.. Mizpah Lodce
of Perfection, A A. S. R.. and the
Shrine He was also a member of the
Mr. Dunnett was thrice r'ned.
TT wns fircft married Amil 2. 1871, to I "ch ln books pertaining to the law,
Kiln J. White, who died March fi. , was one of the best in the state. His
1881. December 23. 1884. he marHeJ wide law practice broutrht him into
Sarah M. Towne of Barre. who Hj-d.a wide circle of acquaintances who
Auo-ust R, lfR8. He married Anril 29. -s0''n became his friends and he is
1890. Mrs. Ella Chalmers, who sur- a man that will be greatly missed not
vivos htai. only in the town of St. Johnsbury but
Mr. Dunnett was one of St. Johns- throughout the entire state.
Mrs. Hadley, Woman's
('Sub Matron, Dead
Mr.--, i.ytia Hadley,
Woman's Club lioust .
mat i on oi ;ho
died earlv Sun-
dav morning, Sep'.. 12 at the I iirh
; '' 1.V then- for
Ljdia Iiet.-ey Fowler, daughter of
eZiotus and BeNv Field Fowler .was
born June VI, 18C7, at C.islle Bar, 1.
Q., where her girl hood was .spent and
her education obtained. At IS she
moved to l.uiuv..- :er, X. H. On Oct
2, 1SN! she wa-' united in marriage to
J);ii-1 S. Ihiiih y ni Coitinm, N. 11.
After living three veers at Lancas
ter they moved to .ie!Vr.-o; N. 11.,
wluie they lived r.v'.il l'.'HS. Then
then came to St. John-bury and later
spent .-ionic time in inglie'-I. 'Mass.,
I who! e Mr. Hadlcv died in rebuwrv
Five children were born to them:
'. , llla -!''0' -
V.. who die 1 at IS,
, -..,. ,-. . ... ... ,,,
01 :-prinjv.!"iu, iuass., iv.o s-innu-
' Lon Haoley,
lie Sticknev and Ver-
Haiilev, three hi'others, Alton,
trrv and Hfibert Fowler of Dan
ville, P. Q., ar.d three sister. , Mrs.
Edith Gregory of Culsarv, Alberta,
Mrs. S. A. Chesr.ev of Woodsville,
and Mrs. George .Tonkins of Jcffer-
n. N. It.
j Stronir, self-reliant, capable and
i cheerful, Mrs. Hadley was a woman
devoted first of all to Iter family.
1 but her interest took in all who came
i into her acquaintance. Young peonle
found her ready in sympathy, cordial
I in her relations with them, always
1 merry nnd ready to enjoy "-ood times
The funeral was held at fhe Wom
an's Club house on Cherry Street, on
Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The
George A. Mai tin. Mrs. Hndley's na?
tnr officiated. The burie! was at
Chevrv Mountain. N. H., where Mr.
Hadlcv is buried.
Barn Burns With
225 Tons of Hay
Early Wednesday evening, fire of
an unknown cause destroyed the
large barn containing 225 tons of
hay and fiirming machines and imple
ments on what is known as the ''Bank
Farm", owned by J. B. Coutier, situ
ated in Potton, Canada, about two
miles from this village. The loss is
estimated at $1"),000. Within the past
week Cloutier had sold the farm for
$:j.r,000 to Canadian parties. The
property burned was partially cov
cied by insurance.
St. Johnsbury Woman
Wedded In Holyoke
Alderman David E. Matthews of 21
Allyn Street.. Holyoke, Mass., and
Mrs. Georgina G. Moore of St.
Johnsbury, Vt., were married last
evening at the home of the groom,
Rev. William F. Preston officiating,
the double ring service being used.
The bride was attended by her aunt,
Mrs. John F. Lougee of Springfield,
Mass., and the best man was Wil
liam Hart of Elmwood. An informal
reception -followed. The couple will
go to Lake George on their wedding
trip. The home was prettily decorated
with autumn flowers and foliage.
Guests were from St. Johnsbury,
Vt., West Hartford and New Haven.
Daniel Webster Flour
Booth Attracts Crowd
"It Pays to Advertise." This may
be a stock phrase but there is one
business man who needs no convinc
ing that this is true. His name is
Robert B. Kierstead and he is a spec
ial representative of the Eagle Roll
er Mill Company of New Ulm, Minn.,
manufacturers of Daniel Webster
Flour, a brand of flour that is known
to every New England housewife.
Mr. Kierstead, who has just finish
ed a ten days' trip through Bangor
and Aroostook county in Maine,
dropped into St. Johnsbury just in
time for the big Caledonia County
Fair and seeing a fine chance to fur
ther advertise this already popular
brand of flour, which is sold through
French and Bean, local distributors,
he engaged a booth in Floral Hall.
The booth, trimmed in yellow and
green to harmonize with the color of
the flour container, is one of the
most attractive on the grounds. Bags
of flour have boon neatly piled on the
shelves ar.d attract considerable at
tention. Anion" the souvenirs being passed
out at this booth are- six Daniel Web
ster Flour cook books, containing
many helpful recipes. For the busi
ness man, a spindle, for hooking pap
ers, is given away. Orders are being
taken at the booth for one-eighth
sacks of flour at a price of $2.25, the
flour to be sold through French ar.d
Bean to the buyer's n-rocer and thence
to the consumer. Mr. Kierstead re
ports big sales.
bury's first citizens, a man whom ev
erybody knew and who greatly en
joyed the friendship of his friends.
1 hough deprived of a college educa
tion he learned much by a study of
human nature and a wide rcadine- and
his library, which was particularly
FIREMEN QUIT t
St. Johnsbury Fire Fighting
Force Reorganized On
St. Johnsbury has lost, probably
forever, the larger portion of its vol
unteer fire n;;htin.; personnel and
two regular firemen have been added
to fill their places. These two men
ju...e uie iuc.1 iu.ee aner rii
..;nv:i i,iciiMi:u luill .1 -wi-mi-n luj .lull-
ncip iui owini; trie visit nere reeomiy
ol the Sjtate rue t ommi. sioner
Tho Village Trustees did not reply
to the petition pusinted them by
the .'ill members of the call depart
ment w hich demanded a 100 per cent
increa.-e in pay v. i: h the alternative
of each man resigning his position.
Before such a.i increase could be
j granted, iti would have been, neecs
I sary for the Village Trustees to hold
j a special town meeting for the pur-
io.-.e of discussing the question, one
! .if the trustees s.'iid tnitav.
Acting under the advice of experts
and the heads of several insurance
companies in town, who suggested
that the addition of two more men to
the regular department would be a
great deal more effective than 50
volunteer men, the tru.-'.ees ik'ci.'.ed
to do nothin-- in reg'.-trd to the peti
tion. As a result the resignations
cf the 50 signers of the petition took
effect; r.uf omutically on Wednesday.
On Tuesday night the men met and
decided to stick to their demands.
Consequently those men will
r.nswer no more fire calls. However,
there are 20 members of the call de
partment whose names did not ap
near on the petition, who will remain,
ibis number, the trustees believe,
will be sufficient to insure safety.
The trustees have announced the
di.csntinuance of three ho:e com
panies, one at the Fairbanks factory,
another in Arlington, and a.tihiinl
Summi rville. The hose co-
Fairbanks will l e taken ovkA8""
manned bv employees of tht" : ii.-frt
and will make the same trips as the
former call men. The other two hose
wagons have ben taken to the Vil
lage barn, where a room has been
rigged up especially for them. This!
will be the central call station and the
twenty remainin'- call men will work
out of this station. This is following
out the belief of the trustees that the
rail men centralized under Chief
Warden will be much more effective
in fighting big fires.
New Principal Welcomed
at St. J. Academy
The first chapel exercises at St.
Johnsbury Aeademv Tuesday morn
ing attracted a number ol visitors
and were in charge of the new prin
cipal, Mr. Wilson. Gov. Henry C.
Ide, president of the board of trus
tees, presented the principal to the
school and he spoke briefly of his
new work. All of the faculty were on
the stage and were "resented to the
school and each class was also called
up. lv.ght members ot the board ot
tiuslees were also present. Principal
V llson announced that the morning
session would begin at 8.30 and close
at 12.05 and that the afternoon ses
sion would berin at 1.80 and close at
:i.05. The study hours for the pupils
in South Hall and the Charlotte
Fairbanks Cottage would be from
7.150 to 9.30 and all the students
were expected to keep these study
hours. There is every prospect of a
recipient, of many useful and valuable
large attendance for the fall term.
Dr. Drouin Re-elected
Chief Ranger of C.,0. 0. F.
At the meeting of The Catholic
Orderol Foresters Wednesday night
took place the election of officers for
the coming year. I he members who
were .given office are as follows:
Dr. J. A. Drouin, chief range, re
elected; Arthur Heon, vice chief
range; Fortunat Veilleux, ex. chief
range, re-elected r Eugene Fournier,
recording secretary, re-elected: Na
poleon Deseoteaux, financial secre
tary; Lucien Liberty, treasurer;
Richard Fournier, orator; William
Boisvert, Julian Boisvert,' Ainie
Boucher, trustees; A. C. Leclcrc,
Twenty War Veterans
Seek Training Courses
J. W. Muirhead, Placement Officer,
representing the Federal Board for
Vocational Education who was at the
Red Cross office in the Armory on
Wednesday, interviewed about 20
men in regard to training courses.
Nine men from this vicinitv are mak
ing good in the courses granted them
by the Federal Board either in
schools and colleges or in placement
training, and arrangements are being
completed for 11 more to start in the
Mr. Muirhead expects to be in St.
Johnsbury one da- a month to fol
low up the cases already commenced
and will give advice to any disabled
men who wish to anplv for training.
Men. who are not eligible to training
With Federal Board - are granted
correspondence or ni"-ht school
courses. Appointments for October
5 may be made at the Red Cross office.
Over Two Inches of Rain $
Has Fallen In Past
24 Hours vjll
ti l . r .1..H i : ilMi
done bv the electric storm and heav 'i
fain in Northeastern Vermont ill ;.th :.V',K
past 21 hours. In St. Johnsbury;..?,';; J
alone tiie damage to streets and roaos.T
will amount to over $1,0011. There ia ' '
- - arK.. property damuRe
J 001 (' I UV Vltel1
Railroad workers were out al
last night and again today wit!
!:mgs of men keeping the rl
lines in condition. There wcr
ous washouts but not enough t
the regular movement of trains
The heaviest road damage
on Concord avenue just below
home of Roy Taft of Hiii-gins
Here close to 1.000 loads of dir
washed off the roadway and i
made impassable. The water
in a river down Portland street
ing with it dirt and sand. On
the home of Fred Gilson on Po
street several cars were stuck
washout:-: and had to be hauler
garaives. Mr. Gilson's drivewa
washed out and at one lime the
.stood above the running board
Heavy damage was done in
villo where there was a cloud
Culverts were carried awav ant
of dirt and mud washed into
streets. The record at Fairbank
scum showed that un to 9 n. m.,
1.99 inches of rain had fallen.
ALIEN ON CHARG
' tJomp - ,
. , . . ;j -feu'iir auinittance to
United States, Hover Labrt
aged 2:, of Windsor Mills, P. Q
held under bonds of $150 on cl
ot' perjury and fraud after h
been given a preliminary hearin
fore United States Commis:
Walter II. Cleary in Newport,
bran.che furnished cash bail am
allowed his freedom until he is
for appearance in United f
Court at Rutland. '
Labranche was taken into cu
at Island Pond by Immigratio
spector Goodman after he had
sented a false birth ccrtificat
show ho was an American ci
Goodman became immediately
picious of Labranche and held
for further investigation. The
oner was brought to Newport
was given several hearings befoi
Board of Special Inquiry but p
ently refused to alter his storj
clarin;r emphatically the certi
was his personal property. Hi
given a chance manv times to r
his story but he refused until-a
aminatioii of his personal effect
suited in the finding of some d
with the initials H. L. on them.,
name on the birth certificate had
Alcide Morin. Labranche finall;
mitted the certificate belonged fc
friend who had loaned it to hi
aid his entry into this country. :
for Armory Dj
Something went wronsr with
lights at the St. Johnsbury Ar
last night but in spite of all It
caps the boys of W. R. Knapp
American Legion provided ken
light and battery lamps enougr
that dancing was enjoyed to exc
music by Hcnault's orchestra. .
Some people have the
valuable faculty of vis
ion to greater degree
than others. But most
every one can see far
enough ahead to realize . .
that he will require
funds sooner or later
for emergency or op
portunity. A reserve fund with
he Wells River Sav
ngs Bank opens the
throttle for success.
4 Per Cent Interest