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fit il ! VOL. 8 NO. 210. BR ATTIJSBORO, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 3, 1920. THREE CENlSv REPUBLICAN, LANDSLIDE VS AS W STA TES HELP HA E 329 V( OTES RETURNS RDING TO CTORAL COLLI TAL GE Tremendous and Unparalleled Republican Pluralities Re corded from Moment Returns Began to Come in Last Evening Both Branches of Congress to Be in Con trol of Republicans Democrats Admit Defeat in North, West and Portions of Once Solid South IMPRESSIVE G. 0. P. "GREAT AND SDLEM V TORY N REFERENDUM The President-Elect Unofficial Returns Indicate Larger Electoral Majority Than any Since 1888 Except During Year of Repub lican Split Senatorial Leaders Reelected Include Brandegee, Wadsworth, Moses, Watson and Penrose Women Voters Big Factor in Total fa -J lit it?iir x , WARREN G HARDING. Republi- for Senator War- sweeping (Associated Tress.) NEW YORK. Nov. 3. One of the most rnn victories in nartv history todav stood recorded . - i j - rcn (I. Harding for president and a Republican congress. Tremendous and unparalleled Republican pluralities beginning with the first count of ballots in yesterday's election continued mounting today. Defeat in their fight both for the presidency and congress was conceded early bv Democratic national leaders on the basis of the crushing Republican vote and despite the absence early today final and official figures, ' With the presidency and congress the Democrats also lost gov ernors, state legislators and other state and local candidates. The break threatened to extend into the border states of the .hitherto solid South, Republican gains in some southern states were larger than any since the Civil war. of an imator Harding's victory, in what Governor Cox of Ohio, his Democratic op ponent, and other Democratic leaders and many prominent Republicans hailed ns the "solemn referendum" upon the league of nations, was impressive. In the absence of final figures the swelling tide of large pluralities early today gave him assurance of 32!) votes in the electoral (ollege as against 127 for Governor Cox, with 7." doubtful, inclusive of states where the Republican tide was running strong. The unofficial result presaged a larger majority in the electoral college for Sena tor Harding and his running mate. Gov ernor Coolidge of Massachusetts, than anv since 1SSS except alone the vote of 4.'Vi for President Wilson in li)P2, during the Republican split. The Republican con gressional swing was as strong, increased majorities in both senate and house being marked up. Karly today victory for virtually all 1-1 Republican senators up for re-election was spelled by the returns while about a half dozen of the, It) Democratic candi dates were battling against Republican leads. The first trial of woman suffrage con tributed largely to Republican majorities and was a factor in delaying the count in many states. .Senator Harding accepted his victory Cox Congratulates Harding On Victory DAYTON", O., Nov. 3. Governor Cox today wired his congratulations to Senator Harding, pledging support "as a citizen to the executive author ity in whatever emergency might arise." The message read: "In the spirit of America 1 accept the deci sion of the majority, tender as the de feated candidate my congratulations, and pledge as a citizen my support to the executive authority in what ever emergency might arise." HARDING GOING TO CANAL ZONE VERMONT GIVES ECU PLORi RECORD PLURALITY Lead of 44,301 for Harding and Big Majority for Governor Hartness GRAND ISLE SENDS DEMOCRATIC SENATOR One Woman Elected to Hotfse of Repre sentatives Speaker Dana Defeated In Home Town .Members of the New Senate by Counties. MONTPELIKK. Nov. 3. Ver mont, as always, went Republican yesterday, giving Harding the larg est presidential plurality on record in the state, 4t.:M)I. Senator Dil lingham and Congressmen Dale and Greene, all Republicans, were re elected by large pluralities. The vote of the state complete was: Harding, G4.8K.S; Cox. - 20.5H7. James Hartness, Republican, was elected governor of Vermont by a wide margin. The only break reported in the Vdid Republican phalanx of the senate is the defeat of Dr. G. H. I'.ranch of Grand Isle county, who was beaten on a small margin by John Montgomery of Alburg. One woman. Edna Raird of Orange in Yahington county, is reported elected, having tiled in as an independent after being defeated at the primaries. Several familiar figures will be seen in the house of representatives. Dan O'lirien of South Riirlinst'm and Charles H. Stearns of The Next Vice President Johnson Republi a n g old-timers espvtlve!y. is also a Democrat and Dr. K. K. Pot niember of the Condi-Re Harvest Supper AT IMVERSALIST CHI RCH Thursday, Nov. 4 At 5.45 MENU New England Boiled Dinner Baked Beans Rolls and Brown Bread Home-made Doughnuts Squash and Pumpkin Pie. Apples Tea and CoiTee Price 50c without exultation, stating that he was "more given to prayer to God to make me capable of playing my part." To Governor Coolidge. the next vice-president, he sent a message stating: "We've got a real job and we'll tackle it together." Governor Cox also received his defeat without untoward show of feeling. He withheld any comment after remaining at his newspaper office until almost midnight and seeing his own paper issue an early extra edition recounting his defeat. Senator Harding, with the receipt of the ballot tidings on his ."."th birthday, announced nla' for v'n,;ii j,,,;..-: next Friday. He will spend several day3 near Brownsville, Texas, and then, tOU5 the Panama Canal zone. Governor Cox is planning a vacation on a hunting trip in Mississippi. In California where Senator Phelan. Democrat, was trailing far behind Samuel Shortridge, Republican, anl, vit' S"r Harding even farther ahead on the ticket, adoption of the alien land law amend ment relating to Japanese land tenure had a wide majority. Of the Democrats Sena tor Cnderwo.-.d of Alabama, minority leader, was re-elected. Comparatively few changes in committee chairmanships are expected to result in either senate or house. Among the Republican leaders re-elect-eo were Senators Brandegee. Wadsworth. Dillingham, Watson. Moses and Penrose. . In the house most of the veterans, both Re I publicans and Democrats, were re-elected, I including Speaker Gillett, now holding the record for continuous service and 'elected for his 1.1th term. Former Speaker Cannon, who has served 22 terms, but not continuous, also was re-e'ected as were Representative Mann of Illinois, former Republican leader. Chairman Good of the appropriations committee, and other prominent committee chairmen. Centre Congregational Church Thursday. Nov. 4. 2 p. m. The wo'ien are asked to meet in the chapel to sew for a missionary barrel. Friday, Nov. .1. ti p. m. The teachers and officers of the Sunday school, the board of religious education and their husbands and wives are invited to supper in the chapel to be followed by a confer ence on matters concerning the school. A fee of I.1 cents will be asked to cover ex penses. Friday, Nov. .1. 7.:0 p. m. Church night meeting. Topic for discussion. The Church as an Aid to the Growth of the Soul. Will Study American Shipping tions and Take Rest Will Away Three Weeks. MARION. ().. Nov. 3. For the double purpose of seeking well earned and much needed -rest and of escaping from the importunities of office seek ers, the president-elect will pass three weeks in Texas ami in the Canal Zone, leaving Marion next Friday night or Saturday morning. Accompanied by Mrs. Harding, a par ty of persona! friends made up of folk from the senate and from this city, whose company Senator Harding enjoys, he will travel in special train to Point Isa bel, Tex., a health resort on the Gulf coast 20 miles from Brownsville. Leav ing Marion, the senator will travel via' St. Louis. San Antonio and Brownsville,: and expects to arrive at Point Isabel No vember S. With him on his vacation will be T'nited States Senator Joseph A. Fre- linghuysen of New Jersey, David Flkins of West Virginia ami Frederick Hale of .Maine. Dr. C. K. Sawyer and Mrs. Saw 1 yer of Marion, Edward B. McLean. I proprietor of the Washington Post and I the Cincinnati Eimuiier. and Mrs. Mc Lean: Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Jennings of Columbus. Ohio; George Christian. I I Senator Harding's secretary, and a staff of attaches. There will be also a party i of newspaper eorresondents and repre'-; Jsentatives of the principal press associa tions. At Point Isabel, where there is a win ter hotel that has not been used for some time, as well as a group of cottages, preparations have already been made for the entertainment and comfort of the president-elect. A cottage has been set apart for him and Mrs. Harding. The senators accompanying the president elect will have cottages provided tor them, and others of the party will be ac commodated in the hotel. Here the senator and Mrs. Harding virtual! v will be the guests of the state of Texas, though not officially so. F. E. Scobey and R. B. Creager, Re publican business men of San Antonio, Scobey being a former Ohioan atid close personal friend of Senator Harding, planned for many months to bring about the Texas excursion, and they rep resent the desires of thousands of Texas Republicans who want Senator Harding to make a first hand study of their ex panding state. ter of Pownal new house. The feature of the representative con tests was the defeat of Charles S. Dana of New Haven by an unknown. A. B. Hoffnagle, Indejwndent, who riled after the primary. Charles I. Button of Middle bury. Frank E. Barber of Biattleboro, and Fred V. Johnson of Somerset, are other familiar names. J. Holmes Jackson of Burlington, Democrat, defeated Levi Smith as repre sentative and A. A. Parmelee of St. Al bans, Democrat, defeated Marshall W. Alexander, Republican and veteran mem ber of the house. Several counties are incomplete on the early figures. State Summary. Con nty Addb'on. Bennington, Caledonia. 'hittenden, Essex. Franklin. Grand Isle. Lamoille, irange, rleans, Rutland. Washington Windham, Windsor. Graham o;ur 2!12 2710 ::(i. 41S2 sir. sosi .127 1.107 24 IS :o.i7 ws:j . 4472 :?.-,:.", 4.11 '. Hart ness 4410 .14!7 TH7G 1244 4W2 7t 2.'?77 :,.tK4 :ju7 c.r.si 54.1X r..i u; N047 Mavo l!tl; .11 i) 121!i 12.1 2220 :sss 14M 2.17 XO!) !so .14-1 2144 mis 1127 Ri 1.1 Mar tin Hs 1 2 Ml l 141 31 CO 4JM 1S47 201 3.1.1 l'.77 .101 3i .h; 1570 SIS 1.112 Totals, 43.20.1 (54,707 15.7S0 1S.:?:? 'Estimated. County following are Senators. the county senators TICKETS FOR THE Rund Trio Of Boston AT ODD FELLOWS' TEMPLE On Sale By Richard Davis at Goodnow, Pear son & Hunt's A. I,. Maynard C. B. Davis, at Park Drug Store O. D. Stowell. at Dunham Bros. W. J. Cain, ut Estey Organ Co. II. Sliaw, at Telephone Office Universalist Church DEATHS. In Brattleboro (Memorial hospital), Nov. 2, Martin Akley, S4. of Marlboro. In Springfield. Mass., Oct. 31, Albert Ilayward, 87, of Londonderry. A girl is not an artist because she paints but she ought to be if she does. Thursday, Nov. 4 The annual harvest supper, served at 5.45 r. m. The Daugh- i ters' Circle will conduct a sale of various articles, the receipts from which sale tiie organ sent to the ''zuoka, Japan. The l.i l a business meet- will help-pa v for 'ission church in 1 '( .' I 'ire' w ins at 4:C0 p. r.i. First Baptist Church Friday, 4 p. m. Junior Endeavor. 7.30 Prayer meeting, regular church covenant meeting. Nov. 13. Rummage sale in Barber building. Red Mens Hall Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday, Nov. 3. All-Men's class will entertain the adult ladies of the con gregation. Supper will be served at 7 p. m. in the vestry. Kev. V. K. Dav ennort will be the speaker. Friday, Nov. 5, at 7.30 p. xn. Week night service. Thursday, Nov. 4, S p. m. Special meeting of Pocahontas Council, No. 4, D. of P. A good attendance is desired, especially members of the degree team. Odd Fellows Temple Saturday, iov. o, at i.M p. m. . special meeting called for the purpose ot balloting upon candidates and conferring j the 1st degree. The degree will be con ferred by a team from .Holyoke, Mass. ! A large attendance of brothers is urged. The elected Addison W. N. Cadv of Middlebury, Walter R. White of Panton. Bennington Walter F. Andrews of Manchester, Harlow A. Bottum of Shafts bury. Caledonia Frank T. Taylor of Hard wick. William P. Russell of Kirby. Chittenden Martin S. Vilas of Bur lington. W. B. Killip of Burlington. Dr. 1. S. Coburn of Milton, S. R. Whitcomb of Richmond. Essex Luther A. Cobb of Island Pond. Franklin S. Carl Carpenter of Rich ford. W. J. Ohafey of Sheldon. Grand Isle John Montgomery of Al burg. Lamoille Dr. W. T. Slayton of Mor risville. Orange J. C. Sherburne of Randolph. Orleans W. W. Blodgett of Newport. It. M. Cowles of Albany. Rutland II. 11. Kingsley of Rutland. W. W. Nichols of Rutland. E. .T. Foster of Sudbury, Benjamin Wililams of Proc tor. Washington J. B. Estee of Montnel ier, H. M. Farnham of Montpelier. Charles II. Dana of Woodbury. Windham George L. Dunham of Brattleboro, Dr. F. L. Osgood of Saxtom River. Windsor Dr. W. N. Bryant of Ludlow. B. M. Newton of Reading, II. I. Clark of Woodstock. MEMBERS OF NEXT LEGISLATURE :fv..: ::' ..N A CALVIN COOLIDGE GRAHAM BEFORE COURT TOMORROW His Attornry Notifies Supreme Court There Will Be Hearing Only One Attorney In Case. (Special to The Reformer.) MOXTPELIKR, Nov. 3. When the case; of utate vs Horace F. Graham was reached in the call of the ducket when the November term of su preme court opened at 10 this morning, Hale K. Darling, counsel for Mr. Graham said: "Your Honors, the respondent will be in court tomorrow and then the case will be disposed of." No other hint was eiven ot the action to be taken and Mr. Darling said he had no statement to make. He will have a conference t his afternoon with Mr. Gra ham who will crme here from Craftsbury. It is reported the exceptions will be waived. Mr. Darling also informed the court there would be a hearing, if agree able to the court. Mr. Darling was alone today in Graham case, Mr. Brown being dead and Mr. Stickney having started for Algiers, Africa. The case of state vs Long, murder, was continued. One opinion was read this morning, Rosenberg vs Tat't. Chittenden county, decree was reversed and cause remanded with costs to the plaintiff. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COUNTY Halifax Only Town to Choose Democrat Putney Elects Tarmelee Over Aiken Flagg Beaten in Guilford. Republican representatives from all but one town in Windham county were elected yesterday, the exception being Halifax which chose William B. War ren. Democrat. There were lively con tests in Putney, Guilford and Stratton. In Putney two ballots were necessary before F. L. Parmelcc, the regular Re nuWican nominee, was chosen over E. W. Aiken, while in Guilford Joel Elagg. Republican, was defeated by Earl W. Japiith who entered the contest on an independent Republican ticket. ' Floyd C. Harris defeated Ray Lyman for the Stratton representative election 'by one vote. There was also a contest in Wind ha in where E. L. Stowell was elected. In Peru Benjamin Williams defeated M. J. Hapgood by a vote of 44 to 33. Following is a list of the representatives-elect of the county : Athens 'George Swan Brattleboro Frank E. Barber Brookline ........ Oscar G. Lawrence Hover . . Charles Turner Dummerston F. E. Morrison Grafton John W. Davis Guilford Earl W. .Taquith Halifax W. B. Warren Jamaica A W Butler Londonderry .... Herbert N. Williams Marlboro H. F. Whitney Newfane A. M. Merrifield I'utney F. L. Parmelee Rockingham Henry M. Weeden Somerset Fred V. Johnson Stratton Floyd C. Harris Townshend Fred Watson Vernon II. E. Powers Wardshoro Martin Gleason Westminster George H. Walker Whitingham James Farrington Wilmington Merton F. Barber Windham E. L. Stowell THE WEATHER. ARBER ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE ' 'r Received 1,496 Ballots to 822 for Mrs. Fremont Hamilton ': HARTNESS VOTE LARGEST OF ALL Fair Tonight and Thursday Somewhat Cooler. WASHINGTON. Nov. 3. The wea ther forecast : Fair tonight and Thurs day. Somewhat cooler tonight. Shifting west winds. Receives 2,183 for Governor, While Harding for President Gets 2,026 Senator Dunham Slightly Ahead of Senator Osgood in County. Aside from the general interest by Brattleboro people in the local election yesterday there was special interest in the contest for town representative, that being the only active contest. The result was a victory for Attorney Frank E. Barber, over Mrs. Fremont Hamilton, the Democratic nominee.. Many voters for each candidate were brought to the polls by automobile, and while there was never much doubt that Mr. Barber would win by a substantial majority, the record of pre vious local fights in which many Repub licans have failed to vote the regular ticket because of honest differences and others for the novelty of the thing caused some uneasiness on the part of the most active supporters of the Republican nomi nee. The total representative vote was 2.32S, divided as follows : Mr. Barber, l,4fMJ ; Mrs. Hamilton, S22 ; scattering, 10. Be sides these there were 127 ballots that were not marked at all. The boxes for representative were turned at 3 o'clock (Continued on Page 8.) COUNTY COURT IN BRATTLEBORO Heard Allen Divorce Case This Mornin? Will Reconvene in Newfane To- I morrow Morning at 9 O'clock. Windham county court convened this morning in the office of County Clerk W. R. Daley ami the divorce petition of Florence' Ingalls Allen, a nurse at the Mutual Aid association, against Howard Allen was heard. Attorney II. G. Bar ber appearing for the petitioner. The di vorce was sought on the grounds of intol rnble severity and non-support. Decis ion was not rendered by Judge Moulton. It had been expected that court would re-convene at Aewtane mis morning, mu Judffp Moulton Avas summoned yesterday to Montpelier for a conference. While on the wav. however, he received word that lie need not come, and returned to Brattleboro. Court will reopen in New fane tomorrow morning at ! o eloeU. I Partial List of Representatives Elected Tuesday All Republicans In Addison County. RUTLAND. Nov. 3. Two Demo crats, one Independent and 2." Republi can representatives were elected in Rut land countv yesterday. They are: Ben son, W. R. Bush: Brandon. F. E. Chandler; CastMon. James Cummings ; Chittenden. II. P. Baird : Clarendon, A. W. Newton; Danby, E. S. Davison; Fair Haven, W. II. Pel key ; Hubbard ton, E. A. St. John; Ira. Walter T. Perry; Mendon, II. E. Dutton ; Middle town Springs, Harvey Cairns ; Mount (Continued on Page C.) Big Reductions IN ALL DEPARTMENTS We want it distinctly under-; stood that this store is never undersold on good merchan- dise. With so many shops hollering "SALES" it's a' compliment to our store and goods. As well as a mani festation of public confi- dence in our method of do-; ing business to have a stead ily increasing trade. t Always reliable? AUDITORIU 3 NIGHTS 3 Tonight, Tomorrow Night, and Friday Night ANNUAL FALL FROLIC OF THE VERMONT WHEEL CLUB THE 1920 M follies . Direction Mr. John J. Nolan of Boston 100 PEOPLE 100 Lavish Spectacular First Part Sensational Surprise Second Part 2 Dark Horses 2 8 Funny End Men 8 1 Intellectual Interlocutor 1 8 Dancing Dutch Damsels 8 10 Virginia Roses 10 6 Sis Hopkins 6 3 Royal Ballet 3 16 Folly Follies 16 2 Terpischorean Trippers 2 25 Zippy Zouaves 25 12 Tambourine Girls 12 Sparkling Music Local Songs Local Jokes Beautiful Costumes Etc. BIGGER, BETTER AND ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THAN LAST YEAR Tickets for all three nights now on sale at box office. Gallery seats will be reserved seats.