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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 8, 1837
ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1920
83rd YEAR N UMBER 4420
' SERIOUS PROBLEM
Lyndonville Reader Puts
Pointed Question to State
Board of Education
To the Editor of tlx;
May I express through the columns
of your paper the .sentiment.? of the
people who arc interested in urgricul
tural education in answer to the item
published in your paper of August
27th, "Vail School May go to the In
stitute?" This article has been read with
much care and special note made of
the men who were invited by the
Board of Education to advise with
them concerning the matter and we
wonder how many of these gentlemen
have sons who arc interested in ar
Do not lose sight of the fact that
the Vail Agricultural School was es
tablished by Mr. Theodore N. Vail
and given to the state of Vermont
with a view to doing the most good
to the greatest number of Vermont
boys. Most of those boys are not
able to avail themselves of a higher
education through schools, and ev
ery hoy who is a graduate of this
school is today in a good paying po
sition and useful in the world, feel
ing thi'.t he owes much to the Vail
Of necessity, owing to the war, the
school has been small in numbers for
the past few years, and for that rea
son it has been expensive to main
tain. This year, however, the en
rollment bids fair to be large. Forty
boys have not yet finished their
course, and there arc inquiries and
applications from 00-75 more boys.
The school could casilv number from
83 to 100 boys this year. Arc they
worth looking after?
How about Young America being
the "Hope of the World" if the
Boards of Education of every State
treat their Agricultural Schools in
If a man as far secin gand wise as
the laie Mr. Vail saw in such an in
stitution wonderful possibilities, and
the Slate of Vermont realized them
six years ago in accepting Mr. Vail's
gift, are the people of Vermont go
ing to let. this institution slip out of
"Does it pay?" we are asked.
How? If you mean does it bring a
revenue into the State? No. Does
any school? But how about a revenue
any school? But how about the boys
of tomorrow if the men of today re
fuse to consider the schools from an
educational standpoint rather than
a financial. What about the 40 boys
who haven't finished their course? Is
the agricultural education of forty of
Vermont's young men worth consid
ering, not to mention many more who
arp seekin-r admission?
It. is true that the financial needs
of the school are great. It needs a
new dormitory first of all. but would
i cost any more to build one here
than at Randolph?
Let us hone that the ncople of
Vermont will awake to their opnor
tiinities here and their responsibili
ties before it is too late.
An Interested Citizen.
Proper thing now for candidates to
travel like ordinary --issengers. in
stead of having special trains. Thcv
should remove their coats and col
lars so no one can s:iy thry arc proud.
the new Arrow is here.
STEELE, TAPLIN & CO.
ON THE HILL
IN THE WILDS OF
Supt A. H. Dinsmore Writes
of His Experiences in Our
My dear Mr. Editor Smith:
From time to time as I paw over
the miscellaneous effects in my saddle
bags, consisting of fishing tackle,
maps, field glasses, strings, shaving
outfit and various other things too
numerous to mention I come upon a
bundle of yellow envelopes with "The
Caledonian" in big black letters on
them and' am reminded of a promise
made as I was leaving St. Johnsbury
Up to now, the davs have been too
full of action to think of its fulfill
ment but tonight I find myself back
at Mammoth Springs, close to the
north entrance of the Fark, and a
few minutes on my hands after a
busy day, when I can compose myself
As I look hack upon the two
weeks spent in the Park I can hardly
see where the time has slipped to, yet
much has been done. On the roads
we have covered all the bolt line, but
one short strip of uninteresting tim
ber, to which is added the road from
the South entrance up Snake river
to Yellowstone Lake. But this was
only incidential to our pack train trip
in the wilds. And "wilds" is right,
for we were three days in a country
entirely without trails, in which we
saw no "sign" of man, ancient or
Following my arrival, several days
were spent in organizing the pack
train, "urcha.sing supplies and get
ting them to points where the" can
be picked up as they are needed from
time to time, obviating the necessity
of a few horses and lightening the
work of loading and unloading as
moves arc made.
Howard Eaton, of "Dude Ranch"
fame had just gone in, picking up
all the saddles in the countrv for his
50 "dudes." So I had to hire one
horse at Gardiner to complete our
complctement of riding saddles and
as the puck team was already at Lone
Star Geyser, 50 miles south in the
Park I undertook to take him out.
This was rash and I have paid the
penalty, believe me.
The. Park roads are as familiar to
me as the drive from St. johnsbury
to the hatchery, almost. I left Mam
moth Springs at 2 p. m., and made
the first 20 miles at a round trot in
three hours and five minutes, not bad!
for a tenderfoot who hadn't been in
the saddle for a year. Next morn
ing, to avoid traffic, I fed my horse
at .') a. m., and took the road for the
remaining I!0 miles at 4 o'clock. But
somehow I found it undesirable, for
various reasons generally distributed
from the top of mv head to my shoe
taps, to hit so brisk a pace and it was
about 10 a. m., when I painfully
pulled mvself from the saddle at the
Ranger Station at the Upper Geyser
Basin. That evening wo went into
camo 5 miles beyond and early next
morning began our wilderness jour
ney. Six to ten hours in the saddle
daily since then has gradually worked
the soreness out until I am now in
condition so I can take advantage
of all the tricks known to a rood
range rider and get mile after mile
with comfort both to man and beast.
Our outfit consists of 1G horses, 10
packs and six saddle horses. As
packer and horse wrangler wc are
fortunate in having Horace "The In
dian", a man who lived his boyhood
(Continued on page five)
Comfort with a
To have a Suit of Cloth
es feel comfortable while
you are walking down the
street is not enough.
It must give comfort
when you are sitting,
stooping or doing unusual
Clothcraft and Shuman
Clothes, being scientifical
ly made are designed to
give the wearer solid com
fort in all positions.
$35 to $60
Arrive at Japan
The Morgan Horse Club of New
York have received word of the safe
arrival in Japan of the dozen Ver
mont Morgans which Issa Tanimura,
the commissioner of agriculture, re
cently purchased in a tour of cNw
England with members of the Mor
gan Horse Club. In the lot was the
blooded Morgan mare Hazclla which
the Japanese commissioner purchased
of Elmer A. Darling of East Burke.
Mr. Tanimura writes from Yokoho
ma as follows:
"All the horses, including little
ones, arrived lere safely. Ajax and
Hazella were taken already to the
Imperial palace by one of the staff of
the Imperial household, and the re
maining horses are to be kept in the
harbor for one week as a regular
SATURDAY, SEPT. 11
W. A. Ricker Has Invited
to Speak Here
W. A. Ricker, chairman of the re
publican town committee, has invited
the three candidates for Congress on
the republican ticket, Congressman
Porter H. Dale of Island Pond, Caut.
E. W. Gibson of Brattleboro and
John W. Gordon of Barrc, to a joint
debate in St. Johnsbury on the even
ing of Saturday, Sept. 11. On thid
occasion three of the republican
candidates for governor will discuss
state issues, and anticipating a fav
orable reply from the Congressional
candidates Mr. Ricker has engaged
both the Colonial Theater and the
Armory for that evening. St. Johns
bury's two bands will furnish music
and there will be flag raisings on
both Main street and Railroad street.
Mr. Ricker proposes to open up the
campaign with a star attraction and
the event is anticipated with great
interest by the citizens generally.
Miss Dinsmore and the Good Time
Club had a jolly time playing Wed
nesday on the- Club House Lawn. A
dozen little girls were present.
Miss Marion Briggs of Voluntown.
Ct., a teacher in the New England
Peabody Home for crippled children,
told the Square Circle about her
work at the meeting on Tuesday.
Josephine Mitchell was hostess at
the Square Circle party Thursday
night. Under her able leadership the
girls had a lovely time with games
and dances. Miss Dinsmore taught
the Circle "Pop Goes the Weasel"
and "Ace of Diamonds," a Danish
Training Schools at
Johnson and Castleton
At a meeting of the State Board of
Education at Lake Willouirhbv. it was
voted to approve the establishment of
union teacher-training classes at
Johnson and Castleton.
Final arrangements have been
made with the local school boards,
and these classes will be opened ear
ly in September. It is the intention
of the State board to utilize, in con
nection with these training classes,
the fine equipment of the normal
schools in each of the towns where
they are to be located. Each class
will fill an urgent need for teacher
training in a territory unserved by
any other institution of this kind.
It is hoped that, on account of the
present scarcity of teachers in this-
state, and the unusually high salaries
which the profession now commands,
girls who have completed at least
three years of high school will be
eager to avail themselves of the op
portunity offered by these training
A wise philosopher once said, "Of all things to
be desired the first is Good Health, second Wisdom
third, well-gotten Wealth." Therefore use
The American Liver Tablet
The Ideal Laxative.
The American Throat Tablet
For Catarrh, Sore Throat or Cough, and
For Colds or Catarrh. At All Druggists.
GIVES $100 FOR
Name of Every World War
Veteran to Be Placed
A splendid contribution for the
memorial to the soldiers which the
W. R. Knapp Post of the American
Legion is raising, was received Wed
nesday morning when George C.
Cary dropped into the Caledonian
Record office and left a subscription
of $100 towards the proposed tablet.
Mr. Cary said he wanted to do some
thing towards such a worthy cause
ana tilled out the blank which has
been appearing in the Caledonian
Record and left it on the editor's
desk. This is the largest contribution
yet received, but no matter what the
size of your gift may be don't fail to
have a share in memorializing the St.
Johnsbury soldiers in the great war.
Only a short time before .R C.
Kelsey dropped into the office and
handed out a dollar bill. He said he
was glad to give to the fund to mem
orialize the names of the boys who
scived in the World War.
The fund has now reached $126.50.
Are you satisfied not to be among
the contributors? The memorial tab
let will cost close to $1500.
The object of the memorial tablet
to be erected in some public park in
St. Johnsbury is to record the names
of every St. Johnsbury man and wo
man who served in the World War in
any of the Allied armies. No names
will be overlooked. They will be
placed in bronze on a monument of
Ban'e granite. It will be a memorial
that everyone will be proud to look
upon. Send in your subscription to
the Caledonian-Record today. This
newspaper in addition to giving its
space freely to raise this fund had
made an individual subscription of
$25.00. No subscription is too large
and none too small to be recorded in
this patriotic' service to our World
The contributions to date in the
order of receipt are:
R. C. Kelsey
George C. Carv
H Gordon Smith
Laura H. Stone
Congressman Dale on
P. O. Dept. Ruling
Congressman Porter H. Dale ha )
stated that the ruling of the post of
fice department that an employs
must retire at 65 is contrary to the
intent of the law which would pro
vide that such a step was optional.
By this ruling St. Johnsbury recently
lost its veteran carrier when Harry
A. Holder was retired and placed on
the department's pension list. Mr.
Holder's satisfied patrons wanted to
keep him in the service and signed a
petition to that effect. Mr. Holder
wanted to remain longer, but all ef
forts of Postmaster Gleason to keep
him were unavailing by the ruling
that retired veteran postal employes
all over the United States.
Population of Orange
and Essex Counties
The census of Orange county is
17,27!, a decrease of 1,424 or 7.6 per
The population of Essex county is
764, a loss of 20 compared with the
In 1900 the population of Essex
county was 8,056. The population of
Brighton is 2,280, an increase of
267 over 1910 census; Concord, 1.102
an increase of 22; Lunenburg, 1,048.
an increase of 168. The population of
Island Pond village is 1,837, and
Concord village, 360. The six towns
showing increases arc: Brighton,
Brunswick, Canaan, Concord, Lem
ington and Lunenburg. Fourteen
town showed decrca.1- cs.
Vermont Red Men
Elect Their Officers
At the final gathering of the vari
ous tribes of Red Men of Vermont
at Brattleboro Friday a Past Great
Sachem jewel was presented to N. A.
Norton of Lyndonville, Grand Sa
chem, and Mr. Norton was one of the
speakers of the evening.
Fred J. Clark of Brattleboro was
elected great sachem; Ira E. Wright
of Barre, great senior sagamore;
John O. Tucker of Brattleboro, great
junior sagamore; Mr. Norton, great
prophet; Mr. Rock, great chief of
records; Frank R. Dawley of Mont
pelier, great keeper of wampum ; U.
S. Grant of Lyndonville, great san
nap; H. L. Clark of Brattleboro,
great mishewina; William F. Walker
of Barre, great guardian of wigwam;
and J. W. McLaughlin of Beccher
Falls, great guardian of forest.
Committees Appointed for
Gathering at St. Johns
bury October 13
Representatives of the St. Johns
bury Sundav schools met at Grace
Metho'dist church Monday even
ing to make plans for the State
Sunday School convention to be held
in St. "johnsbury, Oct. 1-3. State
Secretary Robbins of Burlington was
present and assured those present
that it would be one of the largest
and best conventions ever held in the
state. Mr. Robbins estimated that the
attendance of delegates would range
betwen 300 and 500.
Fred R. Clifford was elected chair
man of the general committee with
Alvin C. Noyes treasurer. The
chairman of the other committees
are as follows: Arthur F. Stone, Mrs.
Henry H. Eldridge, Miss Helen C.
Stevens, Mrs. Arthur R. Brooks, J.
H. Brooks, Miss Alice B .Warden,
E. C. Smith, Vernon Ticchurst and
Rev. A. S. Woodworih.
Following arc the committees:
Publicity: Arthur F. Stone.
Registration: Mrs. Hem-' 11. IM -
d'ridge, Miss Alice E. Hall, Miss Lil-
lian Pearl, Miss Alice Clark, Miss,jn Pittsford where ho is pri.ncjpalj
Annie Lraniow ana Miss uaura aen -
Entertainment: Miss Helen Stcv-jljn
ens. Mrs. Win. McFarland, Miss
Maud Sprague, Mrs. H. A. Lougec,
Mrs. Fred Bundy, Mrs. G. F. Cham-
berlain, and Mrs. Carl Morris.
.Catering: Mrs. Arthur K. urooKs,
Mi-c finnvfrn Wviirht.. Mrs. Fred f!lif-i
ford, Mrs. H. A. Power, and Mrs. C.f
Reception : Jonas Lrooks, Chas. W. i
Steele, F. B. Jacques, Chas. Wright,!
Edgar R. Brown and the Bov Scouts.'
House Committee: Miss Alice War-j
den, chairman, other members to be J
Decorating E. C. Smith, O. A. Ull
rich, Miss Jennie McDonald, and
Miss Mabel Shields.
Ushering: Vernon Ticchurst, chair
man, other members to be appointed.
Music: Rev. A. S. Woodworth.
The general committee was em
powered to fill any vacancies which
might occur in the above committees.
Woman Killed by
H. W. Varnum s Cai
H. W. Varnum of Jeffersonvilc, in
trying to dodge three boys on
bicycles, ran hi asutoniohiln against
a telephone pole near the Duxbury
Watcrbury bridge Friday night aiid
fatally injured Mrs. Mark Eastman
aged 4C. She was tanding behind the
post and he did not see her until he
goV out of his car to view the dam
age and found her lying partly un
der the car. She died an hour later.
are those who have
formed the regular
bank depositing habit.
An account with the
Wells River Savings
Bank has been useful
to many, and, will be
of service to you.
4 Per Cent Interest
FOR ST. J. TOWN
The Contestants Will Try
It Out at the Primaries
On Tuesday, Sept. 14
There was filed with the town clerk
in St. Johnsbury Tuesday the peti
tions of three candidates for town
representative: William F. Richard
son and Gilbert E. Woods on the re-
publican ticket, and Charles N. Whit-
. 1, j :..i.4-
ney on the democratic ticket
Mr. Richardson is employed at the
scale works and came here from
Westmore, his parents being the pro
prietors of the famous Richardson
house at the southern end of Wil
Mr. Woods is the assistant treasur
er of the Citizens Savings. Bank and
St. Johnsbury in the legislature of j
1917. He served eight years as lister,
TVV . P"' camimaiu iur unej
of its State senator
Harry A. Black, secretary of state,
is writing the town clerks of the
state explaining the laws relative to
the coming primary election and in
which he explains why the town
clerks shall place the names of
women on the check list and; why
they shall have the right to vote as
shown after a careful consideration
of the subject and in viewof the fact
thatt here will not be a special ses
sion of legislature to clear up some
of the questions. Mr. Black will mail
the letters Wednesday to the clerks.
Earl W. Brailey Married
at South Itoyalton
Earlo W. Brailey of Pittsford, for
merly principal of the Concord High
school, was married at South Royal
ton on Aug. 14 to Miss Dorothy
Nash of that village. Two cjergyman
participated in the ceremony and the
double ring service was used. About
Iou ot tnc tnoiuts ana relatives were
present at the wedding which oc
curred in tne aiternoon at tnc nomc
T. nf tnc bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Brailev will make their futihe home
, of the JOTml'ghl'sCT(ur' ' Tlie
' groom is a graduate of the U. V. M.
the class of 1911 and has been
J principal both at Concord and Essex.
-The bride is a Middlebury college
graduate of the class of 1919 and the
F past year has been teacher of home
l economics a
Tfiit (mix)iMT cin.l nntx CI Tnlim:-
v.-- i"'".v . voters and declares that
bury s eadinjr financiers. a, ,OKi8,ation js Pcded
mi. ui...'iey iiici 1 j to make it nosisibic for
a wkic acquaintance ami rcinvscnicu i ,, it,;.;,. ,i
The Screen Featitfe especially selected for
"The River's End" is a story of the Royal Mounted Police
a story of adventure and a story of wonderful love. It is Mr.
Neilan's best and Mr; Curwood's finest novel.
. A Romance of God's Country
We pronounce it the best picture we have been privileged to
present for months. ,
ENTITLED TO VOTE
SAYS ATTY. GEN.
Poll Tax Not Necessary for
State and National
The women of Vermont can vole at
the state primaries September 14
when a candidate for governor and
other state officers will be nominated
and at the general election in Nov-
ember by getting their names on tht
check lists and without the paynuja'
of a poll or any other kind of a tax
declares Attorney General Frank C
The attorney general says that th
proclaimi" of the equal suffragi
amendment to the United State,
constitution bv Secretary of Stat
Colby automatically makes womei
the new votef.
M A,(,hibaW continued that lhe
was no lonLM. anv (li.stinction be
tv?cn mpn lln(, women s0 far ils p0
litical rights are concerned and tha
the constitution being the suprem
law ot the land, all state statute
which are based on such a distinctioi
are swept aside and men and wome:
stand on an absolute equality. Who
the statutes require of men in tK
way of qualification is now require
of women, no more and no less.
More licenses Removed
By Secretary BlacI
Another lot of automobile license
have been taken away by Secrctar
of State Black. These included H. V
Varnum, suspended indefinitely W
cause of a fatal accident1 Frank 1
Gibncy, North Troy, for alleged 0
crating a car when intoxicated; Rol
ert E. May, St. Johnsbury. revoke
for conviction of being intoxicate
while operating- a car. . -1
" Secretary of State Black has cal
colled the license of Arthur V
Schoppe of Ct. Johnsbury for havin
been charged with operating a ml
chine while intoxicated. Neil E. Wei
of Burke has also had his liconab.rj
voked for reckless driving. -V;
Thft PjfiflflBMi '
exceeded 1 ,000 and in the list .re(M)r
ed to Montpelier Friday wa sone frb
I. M. Locke of East St. Johnsbur
who reported that David Rivci'3' ci
was being operated without a rei
light and that his machine ran in
Much r It's Great