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EATY VANISHES WEATHER Snow tonight and prob ably Wednesday. Wnrmer tiiniRlit,. (Polder Wednes day in Vermont. Increas-, ìng south winds shilling A Newspaper Coverlng the Entire Northeast Quarter of Vermont State Gvery Working Day. THE EVENING CALE DONI AN and THE NEWPORT RECORD VOL. IV NUMBER 168 ST. JOHMSIÌURY, VERMONT, TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1920 PRICE TVVO CENTS MMMfl) (MRESSPRÓffi AWAEfOF f ffilEDAK 1 ' 11 1 ; "PLAY BALL SENATORS, IT'S YOURINNING" Frederick B. Richards Sup ports Our Position That It's Time to Act The question has becn a.sked in your columns, "why blamc the United States Senato for the prcsent lamentable .situation concernine the Trcaty of r?aee?" Mercly because it is now up to the Senate to act. To continuo the figure of spcech previ ously used, the Senate is "at bat." By "the Sonate" I refer to ali its mem-ber-s, and not mercly those of one party. Nover has a great pioblcm involving human destiny been bung led and mishandled as' the Peacc Trcaty and the League of Nations. Bolh president and inembers of both parties in the Senate have manifessted arro.ance, personal spite and par tisun rancor to an extent that is un worthy of their high rcsponsibility. The country is tired of it ali. As the Philadelphia Public Ledger well says: "Job was nevcr raally tested a he didn't have to wait for the ratifi cation of a treaty of peace." It is a waste of words to try and place the blame ali have been to blamc. That it is the aim of some to force this into next fall's Presidcntial campaign is cvident, as both sides have proposed it. But vhat shall be macie the issue? Shall it be "League, or No League?" Then the party that takaa the "No League" side.is doom ed to utter failure, fov the general demand of the country is unquestion ably for some forni of League. Chambcris o Commerce, ali national and state chuvch gathcritigs, and the ... press gcnerqllj'i cali. for. League of ' "Nations as a s'ubstitute for militar isTrt. The Senate itself, as shown by an ahalysis of ita votes, is in favor . of pome forni, of League. It is said thnt,"the Senato has not wasted timo" in deciding this mutter, be cause the adoption of the Consti tution of the United States took as (Continued on pago four) TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY LOST Wrist watfh between West ern Union office and 14 Summer St. Please leave at this office. 107 tf Lowest Prices for this Year Are now being offered for your approvai , Below are a number of unusuaf items 3 Cakes PalmcJive Soap, 3 Cans of your choice Talcum, 25c Print, 39c and 50c Percalcs, $1.00 Ali Wool Yarn, Black and Grey, These are Cold Creani days, our 50c size, Very good Outing Flannel, $3.50 Blankets, Tan and Grey, for full size beds, $5.00 extra value Bed Spreads, 21 only ali Silk Crepe de Chine and Georgette Crepe Waists, A few ali Silk Waists, ; $2.50 French Flannel Waists, Special prices on Pocket Books. 10 per cent on short lengths in Cotton, (nearly ali vvidths) Special Cretonne, Remnants. I LATE NEWS Special Telephone wirc from sociated Press to the COAL OPERATORS MARE SPECIAL RESERVATION WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 Mine operators from tho Central Mining districi named to xettle the Bitum inous coal stiike said today they would acccpt with a single reset va tion any award the commission niight make. The operators said they would not be a party to the fixing of coal prices boyond the peiiod of the effectivc o:' Uic Li ve: !aw, the war time measure under which the gov--ernment has control of food and fuel prices Mr. Crews, counsel for the operators, faid that without makintr this agreement they could.not lcgally join any price-fixing agreement He also said the operators would not make their acceptance of the award contingent under fRc preparation of a series of questions which the oper ators yesterclay asked the commission OPEN COOLIDGE CAMPAIGN WASHINGTON, Jan. 1.1 Fornici Reprcsentative Miller the new secre tary of tho Rtpublican National committec took c'aarge of National headquarters bere today and at the sanie time James B. Reynolds, the retiring secretary, opcncel national headquaners for Governor Ccolidge of Massachusetts. HEHROISM IN WRECK OF OF BIG STEAMSHIP BORDEAUX, Jan. 13 Heroism of the hi-est order was displayed by the captain, officers and men of the steamer Asqui while the vessel was bting pounded to pieces off Roche Bonne shoal in tho Bay of Biscay Sunday night according to survivors oi ino disaster. It i! not known as yet if any lives were lost in the wreck'. One life raft is stili missing and is being sought by rescuo steam ers. It is belicved Ca))t. Ledu is aboard this inxihemiL- .... . , -.. TO INVESTIGATE PORTSMOUTH STATION PORTSMOUTH, Jan. 13 Asst. Secretai-y of the Navy Roosevelt is pxopct-ed here tomon-ow to begin bis investigation of conditions at the Portsmouth Naval Prison, which is under the supervision of Licut. Com mander Thomas Mott Osborne. A dospatch reeeived today said that Mr. Roosevelt would stop over in New York today and would leave Boston for this city tomorrow. BULLETINS TV Boston v ce of the As Caledoniai. ecord ) i SENATE WILE; T ACT ON TRE & THIS WEEK WASHINGTON tn. 13 Possibi lities of final Seiv & action on the Peace Treatybcfoiy""Ae first meeting of the League of j"Ìons on Janu aiy 18 vanbhed togiaccording to Republican and DeiA-atic leaders. Not before next week, spokesmen o both parties said, was any action possiblc. Democrats said they would be satisfiod if ratification was accom plished this month. Some democrats were disposed to defer action untdl after a caucus on Thursday next when a demoeratic leader will be chosen. STATES CANNOT WITHDRAW FROM PROHIBITION LAW WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 State legslatures cannot under the law re peal ratification of the Prohibition amendment. Wayne Wheeler, coun sel for the Anti-Saloon league, do clared today in a statement discus sing the prohibition situation. Mr. Wheeler citeel the attempt of New Jersey and Ohio to withdraw from ratification of the llth amendment Congress refused to accept the rc peal and both statcs were counted among those voting affimiatively. TWO WOMEN ON DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 Appoint ment of a committee of 17, including two women, to arrange for the De-moci-atic convention at San Francisco on June 28th was announced today. TThis will be the first time women have had a share in the pieliminary arrangements of a presidential party convention, Mr. Cummings said. CONDEMN DEMPSEVS WAR SERVICE RECORD CLEVELAND, Jan. 13 Condem nation of the war work of Jack Dempsoy, world champion heavyT weight, was voiced in a resolution ùnffniniously adopted "by the locai ccrp of the American Legion. The resolùtion contains an appreciation of Carpentier, the Frcnch champion's wai; woik. ' CONVENTION RE-CONVENES CONCORD. N. IL, Jan. 13 The New Hampshire constitutional con vention which adjoumed in June 1918 owing to the war reconvened here today for consideration of amendments to the constitution. The most important of which have to elo with tixation. 25c 59c 19c 35c G9c 29c 29c $2.69 $3.9S $2.79 $1.89 $1.98 MRS. SULLOWAY'S HOMENEARLY DESTROYED Mrs. Sulloway Burned On the Face and Boy Brought Down On Ladder The general 'alami at 1.45 Tuesday afternoon ouickly summoned the fi re department to the homo of Mrs. Eli zabeth Sulloway at 14 Summer Street St. Johnsbury, but before the depart ment ariived the fire had obtained se rious headvvay. Mrs. Sulloway was using a torch to thaw out water pipes and in some way the house caught fire. In trying to extinguish the blaze Mrs. Sulloway "was badly burned about tho face. She was taken to tho house just back occupied by Harry Stanton and John W. Page where she reeeived prompt medicai attention. As soon as the depai-tment ariived they had to resuce Monis, the six year old son of E. Guy Wilson, who occupics a tenement on the sccond floor where the fire was the livelicst. He was brought down a ladder by seme of the firemen. Those who had rooms in the house were Miss Josie Machell, Miss Bes sio Douse, Miss Florence Eurbank, Miss Nellie McLeod, Miss Agnes Brisson, Miss Anna Bi-isàon, Mr. Regnali, Robert Smith, Clifford Ked- rick. Those bcsiJes Mr.;. Sulloway and the Wilsons had no time to res cue any of their helongings and the damagc both by fire and watr will be heavy. Tho deaprlnicnt had ali the availablo streams of water on the Lpropiiiiy-iu-soon ad they anivéd nnd within an houi- the fire was under control and the adjoining property was 'saved. ' ' . ' The fire tinck carne back to the centrai il re? station 'about 2 o'clock for more chemicals and brought back with the apparatus Miss Bqssie Dou.se 'ami Miss1 Florence Burbank. Many, of the other roome.rs were at work and could not reach the house until it was impossible to enter it be cause of tho dense smoke. Thr la mor Catarrh In thli ectlon of th country than ali other diseasei put together, and for yar it was up poiied to be lncurable. Doctors pracrlbd locai remd!s, and by constantly falllnf to cura with locai treatment, pronouncd it lncurable. Catarri is a locai dlsease, gretly influenced by constitutional con ditions and thertfor requiret constitu tional treatment. Hall's ,'atarrh Medi rlna, manufactured by F. J. Chtney & Co.. Toledo, Ohio, is a constitutional remedy, la taken lnternally and acts thiu tlia Blood on tbe Mucous Surfaces of the System. Una Hundred Dollars re ward is oftered for any casa that Hall's' Catarrh Medicine fails to cure. Send for circulars and testimoniala. K. J. CHfcINBIlf & CO., Toledo, Ohio. Bold by DruBJlsts, 75c. Hall' Family FlUs (or constlpatlon. Hill's Dancing School & Social THURSDAY EVENING HALL Ladies, War Tax Only. Gents !)5c HILL'S NOVELTY ORCHESTRA Dancing School 7.S0 8...0 Social 8..10 12.00 In the judgment of those who know we are cquippod by our experience to serve correctly in ali de partments of our business. The qual- ity of our goods i supreme. r7if71 1 il a ri .7 ti 1 1 1 ; M J.I l 1 ini "BIS ne Jury man Excuscd As Conscientious Objcclor One of the intcrcstinR episodes in drawing the jury at Caledonia County Court in St. Johnshuiy Tuesday morniii? for the ca.-.c awainst ttie insurancc companics was the excuse oR'erod by C. S. McLam of Ryesate that he did not want to scn-e on the juiy he cause he was a "conscientious oh iector." Asked by the Court what he meant by that Mr. McLam explained that he belonged to the Covcnanter church and his reli ftion' did not pei-mit him to take uny oath. He said he had nevcr taken the freeman's oath, his rame was nt on the Ryegate check list and he wonderod how his nume happened to be drawn as a juryman. He said he was an American citizen by birth, but could not take an oath. Judge Fish excused him from sen-ing- on the jury and so far as could be asceilaincd this is the first case in our county court where a juryman has been excus cd on the ground of being a con scientious objector. The Coven anter church at Ryegate is the only one of this denomination, it is said, in the state. CONSOLIDATED CASE AGAINST INSURANCE CO'S Williams Manufacturing Co. Suing for Insurance On East Haven Mill The Dccember tenn of Caledonia county court, adjoumed from Dee. 19, 1919. convcn'ed again .atjjt-Johnsbury Tuesday moming with Judge Frank L. Fish of Vergennes presid ine. The new jury werci empanelled and reeeived from the Court the usuai iristructions ri-lati ng to their (Continued on Page Thrce) ' TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY FOR SALE Twenty Rose Comb Hrown Leghorn Pullets. Issac Flem ing, St. Johnsbury. 1G8-73 Thursday Evening, Jan. 15 j Windsor Town Team i vs Company D Now is the timo to buy that Kuppenheimcr suit or overcoat. We are closing out many odd lots and broken si.es at special redueed prices. If you are fortunate cnough to find your size in a pattern you like you can 'sa ve money now. They are ali of this scason's newest styles and patterns and every one a bai-gain at the price Come in now and see what wc can do for you at and $:J5. Co-operative Shocs for hien. Queen Quality Shoef for wo men. ASSELIN BROS. The O Spot CLOTHING and SHOES Rep. Gallivan GKarges Staff Officers Won More Decorations Than en Abroad . (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 Urging congressional in vestigation of war decorations for services durìng the war, Rep. Gallivan of Massachusetts declared m the House today that more distinguished service medals were given to army officers who never got nearer the front that; Washington than to those who went overseas. "It is common talk," he declared, , "that our present Chiefs of StafT, whosc duty it was to escort and dine I foreign missions here in Washino-tnn have no space left between their belts and their collars to disnlav their i medals that have been given them as a rcsult of this service. Congress should investigate the award of ali medals and crosses and determine why some recommendations were acted on favorably and some turned down. The distinguished sei-vice medal is cheap ened by the way they have been passcd uot to the elect. It has been used as a re ward for friendship. It has been used to placate those who have becn renioved to make room for someffne else. The reading òf the sum total of distinguished service medals to several chair officers of the general staff, who nevcr left Washington, if believed, would ccrtainly impress one that the war was foungt with red jnk at jnahogany desks near the shadows of the Washington monument." NOW IS A GOOD TIME You contemplate openirig an account i at the First National Bank Have , you doneso? -: The First NatiònalMk 35 MAIN STREET ST. JOHNSBURY, VT. MEMBER FEDE RAL Perfectly Tailored In our Suits and Ovei coats you find the art and ideal, of the very best tailoring. TheClothes are built to give the wearer the most sa tisf action in style and quality. The Suits and Overcoats for winter each possesso? a perfection of their own. They are right in every way; guaranteed by this store; and guaranteed again by the makers. Suits $20 lo $50 Overcoats $20 lo $45 Steole, Taplin & Co. W. A. TAPLIN. Trop. ON THE HILL i in M p LATE NEWS BULLETIN Alson Brown Dead at Newport Alson Brown, aged 81 years, a well known resident of Newport, died at the home of his nicce, Mrs. Benjamin Inman today. The cause of dcath was heart failure. Mr. Brown was born in Burke Hollow, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Abel Brown. He was never manieri. He lived in Newport 21 years and then went to Northfield where he liv ed with his brother, Halsey Brown. He later carne to Newport and has since lived with his niece. The funeral will be-held Friday forenoon, Rev. Arthur V. Alien, pastai- of the Main Street Baptist church will officiate. Buiial will be at Lyn don Center. RESERVE SYSTEM Compete line of "PATRICK" MACKINAWS Hen's and Boys' $12 to $18 ri. .