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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 8, 1837
ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1920
83rd YEAR" NUMBER 1121
A Sportsman's Chance
Everybody thriils to tli? story of the poison
who takes a chanrie on his own life to save
another's that is indeed a sportsman's
But people take chances every day that are
neither heroic nor necessary.
Kc ping valuables in the home, where they
serve as an effective bait for burglars, is
chance-taking of the second order.
Til! a Institution's safe deposit department
is designed and equipped to give complete
protection at nominal cost.
The Citizens Savings Bank & Trust Co.
ST. JOHNSBURY, VT.
Stanley Furniture Co.
The most up-to-date of
is to sell policies so good they won't come back, to
customers who will come back.
Strong Insurance is your best asset
The Crawford Ranney Agency
Pythian Building St. Johnsbury.
FOR BOYS ARE HERE
The real old fashioned
kind that realy keep the
boy warm cn the coldest
Every coat a good coat
and every price a money
saver. Extremely well
tailored and a goodly
number of styles to select
Ycu icill find fast the right
coat idt ycur boy at ths
right price if you come ccrbj
Sizes 6 to 18 Year3
DRY GOODS CO.
Avil Walts and Sargon
Taken from List While
at St. Johnsbury
Two more of the 27 original start
er were missing at the Ret-away to
day on the thii-.l 1 1 of the :!()0-mile
endurance test for cavalry horses
from Fort Ethan Alien, Vt,, to Camp
I 'evens, Mass. Avil Watts was dis
qualified for not covci-hiy; the ride
from Noithfii'ld to this place within
ihe l:! hour limit yesterday, and Sal
mon, an Arabian, of the W. K. lirown
string' of entries, was withdrawn
this morning owing to slight lame
ness. Sargon is only five years oid
and is entered tor the national horse
show at Madison Square gardens
this winter and will be kept in
training for the endurance test next
year. Avil atts was minutes over
the maximum elapsed time lust
There was a large crowd at the
Caledonia county fair irrounds last
night to welcome the horse and rid
ers on their arrival from Northfield.
The first two riders off were
Iiunkie, ridden by Major McCreerv
and Mile. Denise' with Major Kock
a rider. These two entires from the
V. K. Remount station were in fine
condition. Thev were checked out at
"i.(Kt a. m. Following them was A.
V. Harris, the Chicago banker, rid
ing his entry, Kemah Prince, W. II.
Drown' Crabbott. came next at 5.35
and was followed by Rustem Bey, an
other Arabian, at &.;!(. The last
horse checked out was Rufkin, an
Arabian, ridden bv Major J. L. I'lass
mever at fi.00.
Owimr to the fact that manv tf
ihe horses were coming in after dark
it was decided by the judges to start
today's sendotf at O.SO a. m. But
most of the riders were up before
1 a. m nn Manager Moore of the
St. Johnsbury house was seiving
breakfast at 4.30 to most of the rid
ers. This service enabled the riders
to got their mount.-, fel and to make
the start shortly after 5 a. m.
The first horses to arrive in Brad
ford today were Bunkie and Mile.
D"ise, the U. S. covernment animals,
which have been the pilots of the ra"e
inns Tar. inese horses cc.me in nt 10
f. Tnri'-atTfWe-ckefl out a Kntf hniirt" Grand Officers and otheTs-fot-
1 , - I
i-ner. Captan Him was ruled out. nf
the race uptn its airival at Bradford
tadny on account of lameness. All of
tne 22 horses to arrive here 'cheeked
out within a half hour of their arriv
al, lne last to iro was at. i nn
In regard to the action of the So
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals of New Hampshire and
Massachusetts threatenir to inter
fere with the horses if thev are found
not to be in good condition one of
the officials said today: "I will mike
a prediction that they won't bother
the U S. Army entries and riders
much. You must remember that the
U. S. entries are ordered by the U.
S. Army and a number of the riders
are United States army officers. We
are still at war with Germany. I guss
the U. S. Army is as big if not big
ger than any officers of the long name
an dthey will find it out if they at-'
tempt to bother any of the army
horses or riders.
"I suppose if they want to make it
mean for some of the private entries
they can hold up the horses and have
them examined. The test is under the
direction of trained veterinarians and
no horse is allowed to suffer in thp .
least. You will note by the withdi aw
al of Sargon.which was willing and
ready to proceed, that the owners are
taking no chances of injuring their
horses in any way or of causing them
TTTCJTI AO I
for the well-to-do to
practice economy as
those of relatively
small possessions. Ev
eryone should save
something from his oi
An account with the
Wells River Savings
Bank will be of good
service to you.
4 Per Cent Interest
MEETING AT ST. J.
300 Hundred at Banquet,
Excellent Addresses by
Officers and Guests
The 27th annual meeting of Dis
trict No 5, Order of the Eastern Star
was held at the Masonic Temple
Wednesday afternoon and evening
and was largely attended. The fol
lowing chapters sent delegations:
Diamond Chapter, No. 14, of Danville-
Esther Chapter, No. 20, of
Lyndoaville; Evening Star Chapter,
No. 28 oi West Burke; Mystic Star
Chapter, No. 2!, of St. Johnsbury:
Adah Chapter, No. :!), of Concord;
Corinthian Chapter, No. 42, of Wells
River; Minerva Chapter, No. (8, of
The guests of honor were Mrs. Ad
die F. Allen, Grand Matron, of Mil
ton; Harry D. McCrillis, Grand rat
ion, of ftlarshfield; Mrs. Kate L.
Hull, Grand Lecturer, of Milton;
Mrs. Nellie M. Sinythe, Grand Con
ductress, of St. johnsbury; Mrs.
Clara 1. Groom, Grand Warder, of
St. Albans; Mrs. Genevieve McCril
lis, Grand Representative of Montana,
from Marshfield; Mrs. Ina Hutton.
Grand Representative of Mississippi,
From 3 to 5 o'clock the sixth an
nual school of instruction under the
(Jireetion of Mrs. Kate L. Hall was
held, the Grand Lecturer being as
sisted by the officers of Evening Star
The ladies of Mystic Star Chapter
served a banquet at 6 o'clock to 300,
and music was furnished throughout
the banquet by Mrs. Vi ilkie s orches
The opening ceremonies of the eve
ning were in charge of Mystic Star
Chapter, -with Mrs. Annie W. Hall,
v otrhy Matron, and Bloomfield A
rainier, V ortny 1 atron. This was
followed by the reception of Grand
Officers and the address of welcome
bv Mrs. Annie W. Hall. The re
sponse was given by Mrs. Marion F.
Adams, Worthy Matron of Diamond
Chapter, No. 11. Esther Chapter,
No. 20, conferred the degrees, with
Mrs. Bessie A. Harri, Worthy Matron
and J. Pussell Griswold, Worthy P'l-
tron. The work was reviewed by the
Grand , Lecturer, Mrs. Kate L. Hull,
1 .. 1 .. 'it. ..I l ..II
lowed with short addresses. Dia
mond Chapter, No. 14. had charge of
the closing exercises with Mrs. Ma
rion F. Adams, Worthy Matron, and
Hmrvey Burbank, Worthy Patron.
One of the most interesting fea
tures of the evening was the drill.
Addenda, the Mystic Tie, presented
bv 24 members of the Evening Star
Chapter. This was spelndidly done
and received much applause from the
The district meeting was one of
the most enjoyable and profitable
ever held bv the members and the
visiting chapters and truest of honr
were enthusiastic in their praises of
the hospitality of the St. Johnsbury
C. H. DEMPSEY
State Board Recommends
Teachers College at Bur
lington to Cost $300,000
Clarence II. Dempse- of Milton,
Ma.-.s., who was supei intendent of
the St. Johnsbury public schools from
l&W to 1!08, has been unanimously
elected commissionerof education to
succeed Dr. M. B. Hillegas at a
salary of $G00O and will begin his
vork in Vermont Nov. 15. Mr. Demp- j
sey was born in w ashmgton Mills.
N. Y.. December 4. 1871. He wa
carried in St. Johnsbur" in 1002 to
SnsixTine Ella Goddnrd HVellcsley.
189") and their two children, now 15
nid 1 1 years of age were born in St.
He is a graduate of Boston Uni
versity and studied at Munich and
Berlin after completin" his colleg-3
course. Since he left St. Johnsburv
h hns been superintendent of
""ols nt. Revere, Haverhill and
Milfon in Masachuett.
The State Board of Education also
-nr-ouiced that thev hnd unanimous
ly decided to select Rurlington as the
fle oe the new Tenf-hers' college
llm tv,e oollcre would he affiliated
with the University of Vermont and
COMMUNITY LEAGUE NOTFS
Timpfn-p iivle are 'nvited to tfen
c'uhhfM'o Tuoodn" n'ternoon t 4.ir
o mpof m,.s juth Po'-iCS n-ho will
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n nrlfpl fn rnin to TnPP'inn-.
'r'" Cood TimpT plub "jet nt
e'nh hon1-" Thn'-sdfiv fo-n piip
Oil"-! nnd Miss Iris Underwood were
Rousing' Address by Con
gresman Dale, Col. Em
cry, and Others
The republicans of K.iscx county,
candidate, comniitti emen and others,
held a very i ueeessful meeting at
Lunenburg Saturday afternoon. The
occasion was one of the scries ar
ranged by th erepu'ulican state com
mittee. This meeting was in charge of
Harry U. Amey of Island 1'oml, the
Essex county "member of the com
mittee, and was a splendid success
from every point of view. The meet
ing was held at the Heights House
and opened with u bounteous chicken
dinner, one of Landlord and Mrs.
Newman's best. Music during the din
ner was furnished bv the Whitefield
The day was ideal a:ul the pilgrim
age to rock-ribbed republican Lunen
burg was an inspiration to all who
participated. The event was unique
and more successful because of the
large representative attendance of
the women of the county. I
Essex countv is the home of Con-1
gressman Porter H. Dale and it was
i'.tting that he was the honored guest
of the occasion and the first speaker.
Congressman Dale congratulated
those present because they wire
members of the renublican party and
in his instructive and inspiring ad-'
dress said in part i substance as fol-'
The republican irty was called in-'
to being in a crisis in the nation's af- j
fairs and this party has always been ;
railed upon and has never failed to '
meet its responsibilities in case of
the' nation's need. With there his-,
toric facts you are all familiar. Nev-j
er has the nation needed a steady j
governing force more than today.No j
other party is so well equipped to
meet this responsibility as the repub
lican party. There are many reasons
why it should come back as the na
tion's n-overning force. We need the
renublican nart" today because we
need the strongest economical force
brought back into the country's af
fairs. The outrageous extravag'ance
of the past few veurs, the waste of
billions and billions of dollars the
democrats say was one of.he neces
sities of the war and was a help
to victory. This is all wroner. Our
victory was only made possible by
the magnificent rei-ponse of the f reat
armv of heroic youth who crossed the
sc:i and to their bravery and the dash
of their American spirit.
We need the -rotection tariff poli
cy of the republican party, and the j
t 1' I ...... f H f t I
spiendid example ot irugainv ami
typical Americanism that is personifi
ed in our standard bearers, Harding
We need the renublican party that
we may apply a staying governing
fo e' 1 tllut alarming, increasing
class of people who are nreaching a j
sort of new freedom in answer to the ,
cry to make the wond safe for Do-!
mocracy. The only way we can 1
make the world safe is to make it
. al'e for a republic.
We need the return of the reDubli-1
can party in order that we may re-
gain our position of confidence and ,
trust among the nations of the earth.
We began to lose that when our dem-'
ocratic president took more interest
in suggesting who oue'ht to be presi-i
dent of Mexico than he did in pro-!
tecting the interests of our citizens j
who were being murdered in that;
country. We lost our place, too,;
when the president went across the ;
;ea and the diplomats of other lands '
met him face to face and were able !
to size up the man.
We need the election of Warren G.
Harding as president of the United
State's. The nation is in a crisis. It
is our duty and responsibility today
to return the remiblican party to
power and to keep its record unsullied
for therein lies hope of the na
The next speaker was Col. Curtis
S. llmery of Newport, whom Mr.
Ariev introduced as his friend whose
escape from the late unpleasantness
could best be described by the fami
liar Salvation Army slogan: "He's
down, but not out- qone, but not
forgotten; disfigured but not des
troyed !" Mr. Amcv asked the New
port orator to tell his hearers about
his effort "to drive the mone chang
ers out of the temple." Col. Emery
said that if ever his republicanism
needed stimulating and rejuvenating
a tun to Essex count" was a sure
cure for it. Vermont's renublicanism
ran always be denended UDon. If
there is anything about it that needs
correcting and adjusting we can
better do it ourselves. "I don't be
lieve in burning our ship to kill the
rats." Col. Einerv said if Mr. Hart
ress, the candidate for governor.
"The nominee is an absolutely honest
man nnd a man who will have the
very best interests of Vermont at
heart for the next two years. After
the haphazard national administra
tion of the rast eight years it shows
he wonderful vita'it- of the nation
that we are still alive to tell the
stow. Col. Emery felicitated Con-gressm-in
Dale on his p-dendid vic
tory at the primaries and congratu
lated th district on the prospect of
his continued valuable service in
j Washington. Having a town named
j Victory, in his home "rennet he
thought, served as a sort of mascot
for continued success.
Mrs. Porter H. Dale was aske.l to
tell of the visit of the 1500 women to
Senator Harding at his Ohio hoi.ie
two weeks ago. Mrs. Dale gave an
interesting imnression of this unique
gathering, of the candidate's charact
eristic front-porch speech in which he
forcasted a new cabinet department
with women nt its head and voiced
hi r conviction that the women of
Ameiica would vtte right. in the
L. A. Cobb, the countv candidate
for senator, was called on and res
ponded briefly, but to the point when
lie said it was always an honor to
address the republicans of Essex
county. He congratulated the men
as well as the men over the entrance
of women into the full rights nf,
suffrage for he believed that it meant !
that we would pay 'polities less audi
improve party p'incinles. He hoped I
Es.;ex would jutifv it history by roll- j
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IS Your Money Helping
Now bnnlis and new fchpincs, piying hih rates of interest
have lately been shown up in their true character as regards
security and the integrity of their officials.
Your home Bank can and does pay you a fair rale of inter
est and you can call on the principal when you need it.
These funds are passed along to local business men and
industries to help development and keep our workers employed.
Passumpsic Savings Bank
55 Main St. St. Johnsbury, Vt.
YOUR CHECKING ACCOUNT
is it with us? If not, wc would
like it. ;
The FIRST NATIONAL BANK
is an old institution. .Not only is
old it is OBLIGING, PRO
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35MAIN STREET ST. JOHNSBURY.VT.
MEMBER' FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
ing up its biggest lcpubliean majority
on Neveniber 2.
Judge Kyle T. Brown of Lunen
burg, Sherilf Richard Bealtie of
Maidstone and Elmer 1'eed Oi Con
cord completed the speakin pro
gram with shoit address that rang
true to stur.i-- old-fashioned republi
can principles and helned to inspire
in all present a desire to do their full
duty in rolling up a lecoi'J vote at
the coming election.
A local photographer took a pic
ture of the assembly in ft out of the
hotel at the close of the afternoon's
The candidates or count'' olficcr.:
were the y-ccial euests of the oc
casion: Luther A. Cobb of Islam
Pond, candidate for county senator
assistant judi-es, C. H. McGinnis
Concord, and E. J. Nelson, Norton
judge of probate, V. A. Brewer, Con
cord: sheriff. Richard lleat'ie,,Maid
s'onc; high bailiff, Josiah L. Smith
Norton; sta'e's attorney, Oliver II
Cameron. Island Pond.
The following candidates for towi
(Continued on page six)
these cold Autumn nights
when one of cur
little real sloop.
is fully GUARANTEED. WhenJ
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