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Are You
Batting 1000?
Irrespectiv of whether you
are young or middle aged,
poor, medium well fixed or
wealthy, you can improve your
batting average by improving
Thousand3 of men and wom
en in ali walks of life, afflict
ed with stomach and liver dis
orders, as well as thousands of
weak, thin, nervous men and
women, have voluntarily les
tified that TANLAC has
restored them to their normal
weight, health and strength.
Ali good druggists pel! and
Over 30 Million Bottles Sold.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo'-ge Pcrkins,
who have bcen visiting Mrs. Pcr
kins' sistcr, Mrs. Howard Lindsay
returned to their home in Lowell,
Léonard Curricr has bcen takon
to the Shefbrookc hospital where
he is to undergo an operation.
I hereby forbid anyonc trusting
my wife or any other pcrson on
my account.
- 'Jomorrow
Every Day
You are insured agaliist scar
city or inefliciency of help if you
acquire the very simple habit of
going to the classified pages of
this paper for a solution of your
Here can be found cvcry class
of help, from the humble chort
boy to the efficient business ex
ecutive the model parlor maid,
and the eoo!: who know.s how to
prepare the dishes "mother used
to make." j
Here Is An Insurance Policy 1
That Pays Generous Dividends,
Read the Want Ads in the
"W ve Got A Crust"
"Yes. A Loaf of Golden
Crust Bread"
East Main St.. Newport
Developing, Printing
and Enlargìng
for Amateurs. Special at
tention paid to mail orders.
24 hour service. Ali orders
forwarded, postaste prepaid.
Send for price list.
37 Main St., Newport, Vt.
"Everything Photographic"
Eastman Kodak Agcncy
i n i i mr
The money you place in this hank at
compound interest is growing greater day by
day, week in and week out, year after year.
On the other band, every day that your funds
are idle represents a real loss. Just as real
as though an amount equal to your interest
slipped through a hole in your pocket. This
bank, as you see, is a medium for turning time
into money.
Orleans Trust Company
Newport, Vermont
St. J. Girl Visits "Painted
Desert" and "Bad Lands"
(Continued from page one)
to the mad fantasies of color.
Thirty distinct colora of .sand
ffleaned in the intense sunlight.
Below the black clifFs, the desert
twisted into an agony of contor
tions and writhings. Exquisite
agony, shot by streaks of marble
vhite whose tipped upheavals
flushed in the scorching sun. Pink
chasms yawned for miles and
miles. Drifting clouds in the
heavens cast deep, black shadows
that cut the srosy monotony.
Mother Earth was indulging her
self with a magnificent orgy of
Lying in and around the "Paint
ed Desert" is the Petrified ISlack
Forest". None of the trees are
standing, but lie seattered in ali
coneeivable positions and in frag
ments of ali kìzcs. It is bclieved
by geologists that these trees
once grew besidc an inland sea,
before the Stone Age.
The new country into which we
carne seemed almost colorless in
comparison with the "Painted
Desert". Green distances stretch
ed away into blue misty expunse
of sky line and mesas.
Holbrook is a rather uncomfort
ably warm oasis in the desert, and
at tour o'clock in the afternoon, it
was espccially so. Not having
eaten since six o'clock that niorn
irg, however, we reached it and
its hotel with great enthusiasm.
Early the next morning we left
for the l'amous Spanish province
of Tusayau, the home of the
Uopi Indians. It is there that the
marvclous snake dance takes place
every August between the 20th
and "Oth day of the month, (the
cxact date boing determineil by
the moon.) This dance has at
tracted sightseers fro mail quar
ters of the globe. We found it a
strange country of shadowy sands
and of the orientai appeal-ance
with its pyramids and fantastic
white rock formations. A native
Rebecca watored her flocks at a
water hole. Now and then we
caught a glimpse of a mounted
Western Bedouin in his gay head
dress. We had lunch in Keen's
Canyon and pushed on into the
heart of the Reservation.
At Araibi the beating of the
tom-toms and the sound of the
Indian chanters were heard. The
Indians were holding the Buffalo
Dance, pleading for rain. Of the
four centrai fìgures, the two men
had blackened their faees, while
the two girls wore their shilling
black hair acioss their forehcail
and eyes. Their costumes were
sa va gè and one could not but be
thrilled as he listened to the beat
of the music and witnessed the
primitive appeal. Even as they
danced, clouds gathered over the
sun and quick pattering rain soon
fell on the dusty s(uarc.
There are three great stone
mesas in the Uopi Reservation
rising straight and high from the
niain, and loftily perched on their
summits are the seven "Cities of i
the Skies". The three stone mes
as are only a few miles apart and
are sti'ikingly beautiful in their
dig nity. For five miles we clinib- j
eri up, up to these "Cities of Jie i
Skies." The little white adobe 1
..HI..., ,.(" Untoi'ill-i u no VTO l
pieturesque. Eagerly we scramb
led up the ladders to sit on the
fiat roofs and watch the Antelope
Priests in the square below. In
the late afternoon of the day be
fore the great snake dance, these
priests appeur wearing only 'the
ceremonial blanket wrapped
around their waists, their rhythmi
cally swaying bodies co ve reti with
grotesque paint. Their low chant-
Newport Vermont
Jack Hoxie in
"Hills of Hate"
Charles Hutchin.-on in
"Hurricane Hutch"
Jack Ilolt and Lila
Lec In
"Alter the Show"
Educational Cometly,
"J (anger"
' ing filled the early evening air as
they enacted a prayer for rain and
for their brothers, the snake
priests. When the primitive cere
mony was over, the white invad
ers returned to their camps and
the Hopi men silently watched
their dusky fìgures against the
sunset skies.
Long before dawn of the next
morning the runners who were to
take part in the races had gone
out on the plains. Just before
sunrise the races began. Far, far
down the prairie the racers carne
running. For miles they ran until
they reached the foot of the great
mesa. Undaunted they dashed up
the cliffs into the cheeri'ng crowd.
Behind them panted men hearing
cornstalks. Also carne painted
"devil chasers", and young braves.
The waiting women greeted them
with laughs and cries and fought
for the corn stalks Never diti the
Hopi man allow his stalk to be
taken until his own woman had
been sufficiently tantalized when,
with a grin and a shrug, he sur
rendered it to her.
In the afternoon as the shadow
of the sun reached the sacred rock
the beating of the lom-tom was
again heard, and the antelope
dancers dressed as on the previous
day i.-sued from their kiva into the
court yard. At one end of the
court yard was built a shrine
(kiski) of cottonwood boughs
covered with canvass in which the
snakes had been placed for the
ceremony. In front of this had
ben dug a hole, over which a board
had been laid. This hole is the
entrante to the underworld, the
abiding place, shipa-pu, of the
gotls. They circled over shipa-pu
a number of times and then took
their places on either side of vhe
kisi, bending and swinging in time
t their weird chant and waving
their feathered wands.
Then the snake priests dashed
in. Eagle feathers formed their
barbarie head dress. Black paint
rnade their faces hideous. Bizarrc
nrcklaces hung on their naked
chests. Ceremonial blankets hung
about their waists and dangling
coyote skins gave them the fan
tastic appearancc of huge, strange
animals. They took their places
in front of the autelope priests
and with themehanted and wav
e! their wands while the music
grew wilder and wilder and then,
suddenly broke. A danccr reached
down into the kisi and pulled
fcnàh a great writhing snake. For
a moment the crowd was breath
less. It was a rattler! Without
seeming foar, the dancer put its
neck in his mouth antl its great
tail wountl around the dancer's
arm. A second dancer placed his
hi.n 1 on the first dancer's arm and
stroked the snake with his wand
while a third fell in behind and
with rhythmic step they three
started around the court yard.
Very quiekly the entire number
of dancers hatl forcetl into like
groups of three and with their
snakes had made the circlc of the
dance, their movement and song
were both wild and swift. After
ciicling sevcral times the dancers
ed' each group would throw their
snake to the ground where it
writhed, eoiled and shot into the
crowd. Women shrieked in terror,
children screametl antl the people j
on the roof trembled with excite- !
nient. Then the shining body
the escaping reptile, seizing it and
swinging it high over the heatls of
the throbbing crowd. In the
meantimc the first two dancers of
cach group would go on around
to the kisi and obtain another ser
pent and so on and on until 70
or 81) snakes would be gathered;
the wild, beating music never ceas
ing until the last snake had been
taken from the kisi. At last they
formed a circle into which ali the
snakes were thrown, a twisting,
turning mass. .After sprinkling
them with sacred meal each dancer
seized as many as he could, rat
tlers, bull snakes and racers, and
away they ran to the four winds,
far out upon the prairics where
the snakes were permitted to seek
their holes antl so curry the pray
ers of the mesa people to the un
derground gotls. Their sacred
duties being performod, the
snake priests returned to the tra
ditional well where they were
bathetl and purified, tlius escaping
in some unknown way the tleadly
elVects of snake poisoning. Thus
ended the Indian Uopi Snake
I lance.
That night we camped under the
cottonwood trees at the foot of
Walpi. We were awakened early
by the singing of a goat hertler far
up on the mesa. It was a steep
wagon road that wound in that'
direction. As we later climbed it,
the engine of our car pointed near
ly straight into the sky. At the
last climb, we stoppetl at the big
rock alter where the Ilopis plant
their prayer sticks. Old Walpi is
tilt; most famous antl pieturesque
of the "Cities of the Skies."
For a long time we dangled our
feet over a julting precipiee antl
walched the corrals of bleating
goats that stretched along the f'oot-
path; tiown the mesa, far, far be-
i l ..... ..li r n .1
iuv ity il vu.t wtii mi ui inui! unii
green and gold. Cool prairie winds
tempored the heat of this ancient
civilization. The narrow streets
were of soliti rock, many of them
beinu' blind alleys that ran between
the tjuaint old stone houses. As
the chief was a friend of Mr.
Brown Bread with or with
out Baisins
Tel. 213-3
"Half the world doesn't know
how the other half lives."
"Well, why doesn't the other
half advertise?
Deacon Mouse: It looks iery
tempting, but in this age of won
dorful inventionò, it may be a wire
less trap!
Staples we were allowed to climi)
the ladders into low '.-eiling hous
es built tier on tier. An old squaw
often knelt in a corner of an im
maculate rooni, grintling coni,
while a younger one wotdd answer
our "Lola ine" in beautiful Eng
lish that was sol'tenetl and iliade
musical by the Uopi tongue.
Sacred tlols hung upon the walls,
storie jugs stood along the lloor,
while a ladder leaed u)i into an
other story. With ber face
wreathed in smiles a squaw bade
us good morning and we carne out
to staio curiously into the kivas
(counril tlungeons) of the Hopi
Instead of riding back to camp,
two of us carefully tlescended ;h-e
steps carvetl in rock and followetl
a foot path down the mesa. Half
way down we found an under
ground spring of ancient tradition.
On the tlamp stone overhead were
traces of the last "Flute Dance."
Back on the great desert we
camped at Canada, an historical
trading post. After that there
were no more diUicultics. We had
crossed the only brit!Lreles. rivers
with no more tlamage than a little
dampness. We passed through
sixteen miles of deep. wild forest.
In the heart of the woods v.e
stopped at a little trading po.-t
where only a year ago, the In
dians bui-ned the white trailer and
raidetl his conimissarv.
In the afternoon of the twenty
eighth, we returned to Thoreau.
back to a civilization in which Mr.
Staples holds most of the politicai
ofìices front Major and Ju tice of
the Piace to tieni lai Manager of
the Bureau of Information, and
owns the largest storo and trading
post, not to mention half the town.
Talk about a "City Father!" and
Mrs. Staples .mothers ali. En
deared to the hearts of ali Thor
eau and likewi. ;e a wont'rous elicer
to every Eastener who chances to
come within her hosnitable gate,
l o these good folks ani I indebted
for this marvclous and never to be
forgotten experience.
College opens the fourteenth and
while I'm anticipating a hajiiiy
year. I stirclv do dread .he
thought of leaving Thoreau. Be
fore returning to Albuqueriue I
shall spemi a few days on a ranch
with a college friend, near Gallop.
Love to vou ali.
' ju Harry "i. Hamilton i
X-Ray 8er1 :a ;
Jamlete GaB and Oxygen eqal
ment for paiidess d?iiatry.
Oflc bours: 8.80 to 12, 1.80 U 4 j
Tel. ?7 Gilman's Elot
Succissor to FOWE A 8TOWJJ
TeL 175 T ot's Block
jates", Ptyi-s, buttoiia coTererf t
rder. Mail ordera ftlled vrorr.ptif
Wisses Trjdpaw Sl Wbeelcr
il 1-2 Unin hva. Tl RR-i
C. A. Cramton, M. D.
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
Main St., St. Johnsbury, Vt
Appointments for exan.ination oi
glasses by lettor or telephone.
New, Second Hand and Rebuilt
For Sale and Tn Bent
The Hallmark Store, Newport, Vt
Central St. Shoc Shop
Real Shoe I'epairing. Prices low
er. It will save you money to get
your shoes repaired properly.
22 Central Street, Newport, Vt.
Henrv G. RIanchard
67 Main Street
Newport - -' Vermont
The People's Steam
"Service that Satisfies"
Plaone 242-3 Newport
R. C. SISCO. Trop.
The Spot
Cleaning. Pressing and Kepaiiing.
llurst Restaurant Block, Newpo.t
Mrs. Leland Green has returned
to her home in Home, Ga.. after
spending nearly ali summer in the
care of her father, C. G. II um
phrey. Hon. J. G. Sargent, Miss Sar
gent and Miss Mollie Beals of
Ludlow wei'e in the city Wednes
day. Miss Beals, who has been in
St. Albans for some time is now in
the employ of the fimi of Stickney
and Sargent.
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Humphrev
have moved from Bridge Street to
the home of her daughter, Mrs.
II. II. Green, where they are to
spenti the winter. Mr. Humphrey
has iiad a remarkable recovery
from a shock and is now able to
sit up, reati and get about with
help. His friend are glad to know
that he may again en.joy a com
fortablc degree of health.
Rev. antl Mrs. A. P. Banks and
son, Cuthbert, were in Sljerbrooke
Tliui'sday and Friday.
Edward Doolin antl family who
wcnt from here to Hamilton, Ont.,
have now moved to Vancouver,
B. C. Mr. Doolin is stili in the
employ of the Carbonated Gas
company, which has a plant in
Albert Vannier is employed in
the office of the Boston and Maine
Norman Tice returns to his
work with the Ihivis Mercantile
company after a few days vaca
tion. Charles Cutting has been confin
ed to the house for a few days by
H. C. Vickei'y has returned from
a busines trip to Massachussets in
the interest of the Ladderman
Miss Lillian Bernard has gone
to Worcester, Mass., to take a
course in the Worcester Business
institute. She will make her home
with her sistcr, Mrs. William
mrs. a. il. urout and Mrs. 1J.
S. Hart were in Wootlstock Wed-
Mrs. A. II. Grout and Mrs. E
nesdav to take homi Mrs. Jessie
Johnson, who has been their guest
for a week.
Mrs. George Morse "of Lyndon
villc called on friends in town
Ralph Wiggin of Boston urrived
on Tuestlay to spenti two weeks
vacation at the home of R. J. Han
ley. Mrs. Charles Sisco and Mrs.
fora Wakemtn of Barton were in
the city on Wednesday.
H. C. Vickerv of Boston has
moved to Newpor: and with Mrs.
Vickcry are to live with their son
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. II. E.
Paine. Mr. Virhery is associateti !
with Mr. Paine in the manuf-icture j
of ladders and some other wooden
implements. Mr. Vickery has j
chare-c of the selling intcrests of
The Laddermnn business.
II. Proulx has returned from
Dr. Nocl's hospital ìk Sherbrooke
where he has been for five months.
Mi'. Proulx has been ih for a year I
but is now slowly improving. !
Mr. and
Grant Skinner
of :
Nashua, N.
and son. Harold.
boston, spent the past week
her brother, T. C. Cooley.
CIvde Twombly left Mondav foi
Montnelier where he has entered
the Seminnrv there. V
Georw Ware will entertlm IT V
M. at Burlington this fall.
rimino rnnt riii-ij pm ,i
Charles Ottemer are attending the
state fair this wer'k. '
Mr. and Mrs. Harrv Thaver of
Boston are visitinfr his unric. G.
H. Russell this week. Miss Susie
Miller who has been visiting at
th;r homo roturned with them.
R. N. Baldwin is in Portland and
W'orcester Salt banquet in Green-
W'endell Alien and Helen Hai-'
low returned to Montpelier Semin-
ary Monday.
Paul Buchanan, who has a posi-
tion in Gardner. Me., is visiting his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Burh-
Full line of Candies. Delicious Ilome-made Ice Creai
"Just Around the Corner"
"Just Around the Corner.
Boston & Maine
Permanent positions for coinpetent meri
hosc work is satisfactory as
Machinists, IJoileritìakers
Shcet Metal Workcrs
Gas Weldcrs (Acetylcne)
Shop train for Lyndonvillc shops will leave
St. Johnsbury at 0.30 a. ni., stoppina at Center
vaie, returning after the day's work. This train
will run daily except Sundays.
Apply to
C. A. BURROWS, St. Johnsbury, Vermont
II. F. WOOD, Lyndonvillc, Vermont
To take the place of men on strike.
and it tastes
just as good as it smelisi
aaL-nK- lìbwSxSB I
Quinby Company
anan for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Kaplinger
of Springfield, Mass., are visiting
her sistcr, Mrs. W. H. Wing.
The Foresters Camp, M. W. of
of A., went to Coventry Friday
night and worked a class of 14
Isaac Lounge is having his house
newly shingled.
Mr. and Mrs. II. C. Poberts of
St. Johnsbury Center antl Mrs.
V. E. Roberts and daughter,
Velma, of Lyndonvillc. Fpent Sun
day with relatives in town.
Mrs. Jennie Mexon and sons.
Ilugh and Roy, and daughter Lil
lian, and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
j Townsend of Springfield, Mass.,
who have been staying with
her mother, Mrs. Lodema Page, re
turned to their home in Spring
field Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harlev Tage of
St. Johnsbury visited Mr.Nand Mrs.
R. N. Baldwin Tuesdav.
' ....
! AllXlIiaiy Convention
Opens Today
(Continued from toco one)
8.30 A. M.
Cf 11 lo ortler by Department Pres
ident Prayer by the Department Chap
lain Star-Spangled Banner
Renoi-t of Committee on Creden
tials Report of Committee io Revise
the entire Constitution and tlravv
up Bv-Laws
Renort of the N'dional Executive
Coni mittcewonian
Report of the National Conven
tion Reading of Communications
Report of the Committee on Reso
lutions Selection of pbice for De
partment Convention. (Provid
ed that Artide Section 1, of
the propeseti Constitution is
adopted by the Convention)
Reading of the Cali for the
S"cond NaMonal Convention
Statement by the Department
Treasurer as to the number of
delefates and alternates to
which the Department of Ver
v"u 1 ' ,
, Question Saall the
mont is entitled
cxnense of
. thf' delegates he pan
the delegates be paid bv the tìe-
partment? If so, in what
, amount:
By tax or
' ,110nt
I Elcction of officers
(a) President
(b) Three Vice Pre-ddents
(, Secretary
Three members of the I o-
v , r.
. partment Executive Com-
.... 'ttc.e , ..
. (f) National Executive Com-
mitteewoman and her alter-
, v n:,l', , ,
i Delegates and alternates
to the National Convention
New business
Coventry Street
ro cents an hour
75 cents per hour
Make Wall anti Woodwork
that Ha A
fi plg
yJ R. II. Street St. Johnsbury, Vt. Tel, -112-M
And the follo wing dealers '
Barton, II. T. SFAV VAI Croton, LKF, BI.ANCHARI)
North Trov, M. A. TOOF West Barnet, L. II. TIIOUNTOrf
Pas.-umpsic, .1. S. GALBRAITII ;
il sS. E S
School Girls Do You Recali
the wee years of your life? Every time mother
brought you new shoes you were so delighted
with them you couldn't "show them oli'" often
enough, and as you grew up, the desire for good
looking footwear remained with vou.
Now you are on the threshold of a new
school terni and you have already answered the
beli. Smart shoes will he on your list of need
ful.s, and in ali probabilities with our nume
alongside of them. You won't l'egret it.
Selections here will satisfy your every de
sire perfectly. Not only are ali the styles pleas
ing in appearancc, but they 're so naturally shap
ed that foot comfort is a certainty, and the ex
cellent (juality is assurance of long service.
Prices will please mother another point in
favor of purchasing here.
From $1.39 Up
LaRose Department Store
So-S7 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, rcrmont
C. per poimd
o n - Chicago.
HERE'Sa ne:o coatin that meets
6quarcly t!ie prcblem of ali wall fin
ishing. Rifilii from the can, 1; -pread
ensily under the brusii dries overnihf,
waterproof and washable a hnndsome
eatin-like lustre. Not a htih gloss, di
trneting to the eye, nor a dull fat Ione.
Washe easily with ioap aud water.
Fiht dainty, (elicaTcly-toncd tint and
t ure White. An ideal lì n i s h tor Bedroom
or Nursery Furuiture and alt Woodwork.
' Ir-rPa Tl'lll Poti" f"1' hlf-pint cin of
j UtiC IHUI tG. li hfjnmze Celoid FiniVi
i be divcQ 1 KLli by the ilcjierj named be-
: low il you prr kcot tuia Coupoa mad 25 ccota for
i a brutti to uppJy it.
9.00 UNTIL

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