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pace tv;o THE W EEKLY CALEDONIAN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1919 TRENCH FIGHTING BY MOPPING-UP PARTY When the Germans Were Beaten to It by the American Marines Their mopping-up party started down through it, throwing dozens of their potato-masher grenades. But there was nobody in the trench to kill. An automatic-rifle team was stationed fit C, with a field of fire covering the three directions indicat ed. When he heard all the commo tion in the Balzac trench, the gunner moved his rifle so as to fire into that trench to meet the advancing Ger man. Ho kept the stream of fire on them as he would a hose. They could not face the music. The lead er of the party had a hundred holes in him. The party did not reach its objective. The other party, led by the two lieutenants, had a desperate bit of business to get done. Each lieuten ant carried a big-explosive infernal machine, made by arranging 20 sticks of powerful explosive, like dynamite, into a bundle wrapped securely in burlap. Inserted in the charge was a detonator with fuse attached. The lieutenants surrounded by their men, were to crush their way to the tops of the dugouts. With wires fas tened to the bundles, they were to hang them from above, down into the dugouts, and set them off. It was a piece of high-class stuff and requir ed an officer to carry it out. It is enly by the use of some such power ful explosive- that a dugout can be destroyed and everybody killed. A grenade will not do it. It will not destroy the dugout, and some of the occupants may survive. The dugouts' .were not lull of men, as the enemy anticipated. There was one man in one of them. The others were out in the melee that was now growing desperate. The one man was getting ready as fast as he could to get out. The German first lieutenant stood on the top of the dugout. He was peel ing off his silk gloves, ready to dangle that frightful piece of mechan ism in front of the door of the dug out into the hands of the German cor poral, who was at his appointed place to cany it inside. The American saw the German in the doorway. With a 4D he scored. a perfect hit. A hole the size of a quarter was put into the front of the helmet and a similar one behind. Some one from some where saw the two lieutenants. There was one lying on top of each dugout. This ended the party. (From "Fi-ihting in France with the Marines," by Lieut. Newton Jen . kins, Infantry, U. S. A., in the Jan "ry Scribners. PROGRESS OF THE ARMENIAN DRIVE LT. ALBERT KINNEY WRITES HOME FOLKS th: KIRBY Kirby reached her quota and 25 per cent over in the recent drive for funds for relief in the Near East. Mrs. H. A. Bryant from St. Johns- bury visited her cousin, Mrs. W. A Morse, parf. of last week. Miss Madeline McGill spent the week end with Miss Belle Fairbanks at her home in Sutton. Frank M.?GiII went Monday to Lis bon to work for the Parker Young IO. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Edmunds vis ited friends at East St. Johnsbury Sunday. Ringing Message from President Wilson The campaign for "Relief in the Near East" is well under way in St. Johnsbury. The various local churches gave splendid assistance in bringing th's matter to the attention of the people and the meeting at the Armory Mon day night settled all doubts as to the immediate necessity of this cam paign. No one who heard General Azga petain Monday night could fail to be touched by his description of the ter rible conditions which have existed and still exist in these stricken coun tries and no one who is able can fail to respond for relief funds. St. Johnsbury's thirteen teams of solicitors are now busy canvassing the town and beginning tomorrow the Caledonian will publish reports show ing the progress of each of these thirteen teams of workers. This campaign is backed by the great statesmen and prominent men of our country including Hon. Wil ham Howard Taft, Hon. Charles Evans Hughes, Charles W. Elio James Cardinal Gibbons, Vance C. McCormick, Henry Morgenthau, John R. Mott, and many others, and it is urged by the President in the follow ing proclamation: For more than three years Ameri can philanthropy has been a large factor in keeping alive Armenian, Sy rian, Greek and other exiles and re fugees of Western Asia.' On two former occasions I have ap pealed to the American people in be half of these homeless sufferers, whom the vicissitudes of war and massacre had brought to the extrcm- e.st need. The response has been most gener ous, but now the period of rehabili tation is at hand. Vastly larger sums will be required to restore these once prosperous, but now impoverish ed, refugees to their former homes than were required merely to sustain life in their desert exile. If w ntitiinntnrl th.it nlinnt 4 1111111111(1 Armenian. Svrian. Greek and other . war sufferers in the Near East will one f''rn sonic place I never heard of rcnuire outside hcln to sustain them ' before, and getting to know then On-nnirh the winter Mniw nf them ideas and methods of living. For the are now hundreds of miles from their, ioat part the ones you meet out here homeland. The vast majority of them al-c mcr! Well I have something to arc helnloss women and children, in- I brag about this week, I can count up How the Gsrmans Treated Peasants Through the War The following letter has been re ceived from First Lieut. Albert Kin ney, by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. F, C. Kinney of Greensboro, and it gives something of how an officer looks on the-Germans and the way they treat ed those who came into their hand-i. First Lieut. Albert Kinney is in the Medical Corps of the British Army and has had an unusual chance to ob serve things. Ghissignies, France, Dec. 11, 1918 Dear Ones: It is Sunday night again and feels like the first of winter all right. There was a hard frost thi morning and has been cold all day although it has thawed and I beiieve it is getting ready to rain tonight. But from the feeling and sound of the wind one would expect to look out and see the snow swirling. However we are more comfortably situated than when I last wrote you for we have moved into a big chateau just buck of the village which hasn't more than three or four shell holes in it and the broken glass has been replaced with oil cloth, so that with fires we are very comfort able. My roommate is a young Scotch engineer student acting as sig nal officer to the Brigade and I like him because he is always so happy and singing and whistling, especially when he gets up in the morning. Sort of makes you feel the day is starting olf right. He has so many B r r r's that I do not always know what he i;i Ulking about but that doesn't matter, we get along fine. One thing I shall always have to thank this war for is the experience I have had in being thrown into close com panionship with men from every part of the world where white men live or congregate, Australia, New Zea land, India, .Burmag, China, Africa, South America Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England and occasionally ARTHUR HEON OUT OF PRISON CAMP Lived c:: a Diet of Boiled Leaves and Horseflesh WHY THE "ROCK OF THE MARNE" STOOD FAST Sergt. the Albert Hcon has received a letter from Arthur I!eon, who has recently been liberated from a German prison camp. Vichy, Dec. 17, 1!I1S Dear Albert: It is a long time since I wrote to ; you because in Germany they would not let us write only to our folks. If; we wrote to some one else they would ' throw the letter away. So now I am ' out ot Germany 1 can write to any one I please, and, believe me, it seems good to be out with people that you can understand and to be able ; . to go where you please without hav- Individual iieedS 01 Hei'OlSm ing a guard to walk behind with a I Tftft TVnmorniic in r-i: !...!. ;.. u;i " " . wm.j w ocnuve we, una war is Jie:i. Kiel beck Writes of Bravery of the Thirty-eighth U. S. Infantry THE COL. LED THE GALLANT TROOPS gun. The man that said that did not lie, and a thing I'll never forget is the : good Red Cross. They saved our liv-1 cs in Germany. All the Germans : would give us was hot water with po-1 tatoes in it and very few of them. ' They would give us that soup twicaj i day and a cup of boiled leaves ior! coffee in the morning and one she 3 of black bread Recount (By Sargeant Victor B. Laiison Unit, 38th U. S. Klefbeck, Infantry.) Mailed from the Front Nov. 5, 11)18 As irresistible as the surging waves We called it shoj of the incoming tide, waves of Amcii tore through his helmet, ripped al j long, mean wound in his scalp and j ! passed out of the helmet again. , A ! wicked wound that would have stop- I ped most men, but it didnt stop that .officer. lie went on, and when he was ordered to the rear he begged permission to remain with his platoon. A captain was struck in the stom : ach, but he went on and took his : company to the objective. Then he , sent a field message to the colonel: i "'I have taken hill Sorry I couldn't j go further for you. I am wounded.'' : Within a few hours that hero joined the host of those who have died for America. A private staggered past me with a shrapnel torn arm dripping blood. "The first aid station is the other way,' I shouted, pointing to the rear. "First aid station be damned!" he exclaimed. "I'm trying to catch up to my company." Individual deeds of heroism were too numerous tp recount. Every man in the regiment proved his, heroism when he took the fiery test and step ped under the terrific storm of death that poured from the sky and burst from dirt emplacements and thickets. Nightfall found the men of the Thirty-eighth feverishly digging in, with the day's work well done. They EDWARD T. FAIRBANKS Rev. Dr. NOTICE The-death of my husband leaves some uncollected bills for shoes de livered in St. Johnsbury in May and June,' 1918. All who received the shoes from him and are still owing for them will please send the money to me at Whitefield, N. II. MRS. W. H. WHEATON Buy Swasey Bean Pots Of yrmr Grocer, Hardware iJealer or Crockery Store. Be sure and cct a Swasey Bean P'lt and enjoy cood baked Means. No way tr ..(, bake beans as with a A Swasey Bean Pot. Name on every one. E. SWASEY & CO.. Portland, M ifVf I n n rr r- mi- I i I ritv era I I , BFLUEBZ f you arc "run down" or out of condition, if sluggish bowels have al lowed poisonous impurities to accu mulate in yeur system you arc liable to suffer tevcrely with the grip. Dr. True's Elixii, the famous household remedy of C7 years' reputation, may ward olf the grip or make an attack light and ci.sily thrown off. Why? Becuusc is a vegetable medicine that puts the system in good condition, prevents mid relieves constipation, stimulates the appctit.3 and improves the diges tive powers. It can do no harm. It Is purely vegetable. Ask your drug gift for it, o write J. F. TRUK . CO., Auburn, Me. 40c,60c, $1.00. eluding 400,000 orphan The American Committee for Re lief in the Near East is appealing for a minimum of $30,000,000 to be sub scribed January 12-1!), 1010, with which to meet the most urgent needs of these people. I, therefore, again call upon the people of the United States to make even more generous contributions than they have made heretofore to sustain through the winter months those, who, through no fault of their own, have ben left in a starving, shelterless condition, and to help re establish these ancient and sorely op pressed people in their former homes on a self-supporting basis. WOODROW WILSON. The White House, 2!) November, 1918. The campaign in Massachusetts i had to be postponed because the state committee was not ready, but it is going on splendidly in other parts of the country. Vermont is ready and working Caledonia county is ready. St. Johns burv is ready. Watch us deliver the goods. Have you made your subscription yet? Now is the time. Let's all help. ANNUAL MEETING Officers Elected at the North Con gregational Church The annual meeting of the North church was held in the chapel Wed nesday night. Previous to the busi ness an excellent supper was served to over 200 people. The reports of the year preceded the election of officers. The regis trar's report showed a total member ship of 548, including l'Jl non resi dents. The membership of the Sun- lay school is 314. Greetings were brought from the South church by J. H. Brooks in a very felicitous manner. A pleasing feature of the occasion was the pre sentation to Frank H. Brooks of a testimonial in recognition of his long and faithful services as choir director. Mr. Brooks was taken completely by surprise aiul responded with much tceling. Some of the officers and committees fleeted were as follows: Clck, Arthur F. Stone. Registrar, Mrs. Ella S. Truax. Assistant Registrar, .Josephine M. Woods. Treasurer, Fabian S. Reed. Receiver of Offerings, Willard V. Orcutt. Auditors, Homer E. Smith, William A. Me. Deacon for six years, L. 1'. Slack. Executive committor, three years, Miss Grace Rouse, Mrs. Theodore W. Chase, Charles W. Steele. iusin?ss commiuec, a. h. ivoves, chairman; for three years, Gilbert E. Woods, John C. Clark. Sunday School Superintendent. 1'. F. Hazcn. Assistant Superintendents. A. 13. Noycs, C. A. Shields. ten letters I have received from you since I wrote last, ranging from Oct. 19th to Nov. Cth and there are still some before that which I haven't re ceived yet. I am more grateful to you mother, than I can tell, for writ ing me every day how Lillian was even if I didn't get them until I had received letters from her, telling mo that she was all right agan or nearly I am very thankful that she came through all right ami that none of the rest of you contracted the Flu. I hope the good fortune is still con tinuing. I really do not see how fath er stood such an amount of work without getting sick. Lillian wrote me that there was great celebrating on the day the armistice was signed, or was supposed to have been signed. I see now the "Poor Starving German People' '(?) are groveling in good shape. Well, I wish I had the fix ing of the terms the bones of every last one of them would rattle before I'd give them even a crumb of mouldy bread! The shoe was on the other foot a few weeks ago when they were dealing with our prisoners and the civ il population in these occupied ter ritories. They gave them nothing and obliged them to sell all their pro duce for German notes that wouldnt' have been worth the paper they were written on in case they had been vic torious. As it is I hope the Allies will make them redeem them. They had a fine system of extortions and "discipline." For instance they took an inventory of all the hens a man had and obliged him to produce for "Sale" so many eggs for hen per week and if the eggs weren't forth coming he was fined an outrageous amount for each egg shy. Conse quently as the internal workings of the hen could not very well be con trolled, the hens mysteriously disap peared one by one and now it is im possible to buy an egg. If a civilian failed to raise his hat to a German officer he was fined a large sum. And they were severely punished on the slightest provocation or slapped in the face or knocked down for no pro vocation at all. I saw one seventeen or eighteen year old girl with marks or manacle still on her wrists where she had been chained to a tree for some trifling of' fense. I wish all the people at home in the Allied countries could see these people in the condition we found thorn immediately after the Huns had left, and our prisoners as they came stag gering back, two thirds starved and onlv half covered by their filthy rag;- swarming with vermin, and see how big a budget thoy would subscribe to keep Germany from stai-vingl Wei!, I guess this is enough for this time on my pet theme. Weston's leave is up tomorrow and I suppose it will lake him about two days more to get back, and then I shall be back with the Ambulance again and I shall not be sorry. I had a telegram f rom cous in George Kinman tonight telling me it would be convenient for them to have me, so I think I shall put in for leave as soon as I get back to the Ambulance. It will be all right for me to go to Ireland now that the U boats arc practically all in Allied hands, won't it mother? I had my ex- milish hpoMiiso it was black as nolish. can fiuhtino- men have sweut into and had reached the objective And when we would get meat it was, over German strongholds and far into ome old horses that had been killed : enemy territory in the Valley of the in l'Jl o-iu, and tney wouin can ma ; r.icuse. stuff and gave it to us. Our sleep-! With the smashing, hammering, ing places were a few boards nailed , rock-destroying power of storm driv- togethcr and an old bag full of leave s j e.i surf, American shod: troops have , and paper and two old blankets that .-truck whenever the Kaiser's wall of i were like handkerchiefs. If you cov- men and steel threatened to hold. j cred your shoulders your feet were I The waves have steadily advanced , out and if you covered your feet, j and the "neck of the bottle" through i your body was out; and there were j which Prussia's legions sought to es-j so many fleas and bed bugs and lice c.ipo almost certain annihilation is , closed. Therefore for the inglorious retreat of the Hun lines from Bel-' K'ium, for the glorious sweep for- j ward of the allied armies, and for the imminent collapse of the House of Iiohenzollcrn give America's first rimy its meed ot thanks. they would carry your bed away if you did not watch it. It was some iifc, believe mo. A man can not real ize what war is until he has been in it, and I am glad that there is not any more of the family in it. One is enough, mere are some iiuupic i- of their first attack. But they were not to be left in peace while preparing- their dugouts. Many squads had to dig and shoot in turn. I saw one group of men at work, four of them making the dirt fly with picks and shovels, while the other four were busy with their rifles, making Fritz keep his head down and refrain from shooting until the dugout had been finished. That night few men dept. The Germans ceaselessly kept up their fire; shells tore holes in the ground nil around us and clouds of gas forc ed us to keep our respirators on. The next day began a series of at tacks, made for the purpose of weak ening and breaking the lines ahead of ui. Never did the boys receive an Am,.,- .ill rn.rlmnni Hint wf.nt order to ito ahead but wlial tney giaii- into action in the Valley of the ' 'V threw themselves against the foe, Meuse the one that distinguished ! smashing and hammering their way in black. I jtsclf the most was the Thirty-eighth i to their objectives, left ii i United States infantry, the famous ; Snipers made life miserable at all ' Rock of the Marne. A regiment of i times, but we generally evened scores 1 hone to be with you at ew . veterans who won undying glory by wkii muni. wu ma.. ;iiniif' slnnrmitr two envisions ot tier- ...-.i. that have as many as lour or nve killed in this terrible war. It is a shame. Most all the women we see m this country arc dressed There are not many men France or in Germany. Ycarf From ARTHUR P. HEON. ! nm,ls jn the enemy drive of July 14- OUR BANKS HOLD ANNUAL MEETING j Edward G. Asselin Succeeds the Late Alexander Cochran on the Mer chants Bank JJirectoraie ed German anti-tank gun and played 15. and led bv Colonel Frank H. Ad-! that on the gray uniformed cievu wno urns, winner of the Distinguished . had been taking toll of our men when Service Cross, they fully merit the ; ever they exposed themselves within honor of being used as shock troops! range. The big anti-tank bullets did by the allied high command. . I wreak havoc in the sniper's place of A hard task was allotcd to the ! business. He is no more and he can- : Thirty-eighth. They were ordered 1 not be found, and he was not duhcu. ,fn hi onk thmuirh some of the Ger-! During one. of the night watches a At thn annual meeting of the stock-, lrlflns. strongest defences, go on. and ' company of bold 'Germans ventured holders of the Citizens Savings Bank m.ewarc the wav for other Americans, a counter attack. But it was a sur- & Trust Company the following di-1 10 foiow. jn iater years, when his-, prised company of Huns that beat a rectors were elected for the coming j torj.ins reC0rd the deeds of our ' precipitate retreat when a nan oi dui- year: Aiucn ij. umicy, nv.,..., -" men on this sector oi me western u. mc.. w.v.. . Stevens-, North Craftsbury; Joseph f,.ont) it wi1 , be written that thelhr.d not located all of our machine Fairbanks; Andrew C. Ritchie, W est . Thirty-cicfhth did its big bit with ! gun emplacements. noble hcriosm. ! Attacuing wun me lerocny ui .ii" Meanwhile I will write briefly of i and enduring as only hardy, brave what the regiment has just done j men can endure, the gallant Rock of and endured. Marne, Thirty-eighth United After several days and nights of i States infantry shock regiment, broke narching over roads and fields that the strongest of Hindenburgs lines were being pounded by enemy long! and opened a gap through which oth- .1 rl . - A. 1. 1 .. A mnoinoll frtl A tlflVO nmll'Pfi tO range guns tne i niriy-eigmn wwn-i "....". ..-. -- im si tinsition before the German r.cal with then- lines and prepared to attack. autocracy. Rui-not: Fred 1). Gilman; Haddon . Lystcr, Lyndonvillc; Harvey W. Var- j num, Jeffersonvillc; Frank G. Lan-; dry; Riley W. Densmorc, v esi Burke. The directors organized by electing Mr. Ba ev president, Mr. Stevens, vice-president, John T. Ritchie, treas urer, and Gilbert rJ. Woods, assistant treasurer. These are tne same direc tors and Officers as last year and the other employes of this institution were also appointed. At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the First National Bank these directors were elected: John C. Clark, Charles H. Stevens, Walter P. Smith, Frank H. Brooks, William A. Ricker, Zeno S. Water man, George W. Caldbcck. The di rectors organized by electing Mr. Clark president, Mr. Stevens vice president, and Homer E. Smith cash ier. These are the same directors and officers as last year. At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Merchants Na tional Baiik these directors were elected: Elmore T. Ide, Harry Blod gctt, Truman R. Stiles, George H. Cross, Leslie H. Thornton, Charles W. Ruitcr, Edward G. Asselin. The latter succeeds the late Alexander Cochran on the board. The directors organised by electing Mr. Ide presi dent, Harry Blodgctt, vice-president. Charles W. Ruitcr was elected cash ier, F. H. Philburt, assistant cashier, H. C. Abbott, teller. These are the same as last year. bullets the fate of Tut?- ac thn uiin curiino- ntfi noMitioil one morning not long ago the word i CHRISTMAS ROLL CALL was given and the boys went over the j Qp JJ RED CROSS top. What happened as the battalions formed waves and advanced is almost Nearly Seventy-five Hundred joindi beyond the power of imagination to I in Caledonia County picture or words to describe. are the final figures as giv- From their carefully prepared posl-cnn0the Kcd Mcmbersllip lions in trenches on the crest of aJ)ri ,. neld at Christmas time, cov hill, and in thick woods, the enemy. rnlodoniu County Chapter: f reeled us with an awful salvo ot ; ., ... . an fire. Barnct !,.... Immense batteries of artillery hurl- n.1ii,(1 ed tons of shrieking shells upon us-l"; horo Great, jagged pieces of motel tore j (roton gaping holes in our lines. Havtiwick But we went on! ! Kirby Machine guns concealed in scores! Lyn(jon of nests ahead and on flank positions j Ncwari sang their terrifying tack-tack-tacfc ; icacham r.ong while the murderous little steel ; iyC(ratc missiles mowed us down. Wliisszj Sheffield bang shells ripped and tore at ourj stannard ranks and clouds of gas choked and j Sutton .-mothered us. I Wahlcn Still we went on! Watcrford Never stopping, not even to aid fal- Whcelock en comrades, the boys of the Thirty-! St. Johnsbury C74 29a 421 2:!G 216 1117 84 1G54 00 219 -m 05 12 !: 110 175 11 2:w, A Personal Tribute from A. P. Grint May 1 be permitted to say a word concerning the Rev. Edward T. Fair banks? Others will speak from a longer and :'. larger knowledge of his unique personality, but those of us who have valued his friendship can not altogether keep silence. When I came to St. Johnsbury in 1910, upon my first visit to the Pub lic Library, Dr. Fairbanks greeted me with both hands, bidding me a hearty welcome. This acquaintance ripened soon into friendship, and it was not long before I began to be drawn by cl aractcristics that to me were overpowering. And now that his course has been run, I think St. Johnsbury is agreed that we have lost our First Citizen. And if this be true, what a tribute this means! In other land. the First Citizen is measured by rank and wealth. But in our democratic country it is other wise. Roosevelt was not wealthy. Yet he gripped the hearts of men. Dr. Fairbanks likewise, and we arc all mourning today. St. Johnsbury's First Citizen has passed from our midst ! The C'hri- tian gentleman is difficult to define. It means culture, an in dwelling u::; elfishness, an outflowing love, rou:-le.'y, the graces that are sometime.-! contemptuously regarded as etiquette. Dickens never succeed ed in drawing the Christian gentle man. But Thackeray's Colonel New come is fiction's masteruiece. When ! we are all mourning the Christian gentleman today, I cannot help re calling as so appropriate Newcomc's last hours: "At the usual evening hour the chj.pel bell began to toll anci Thomas Newcomc's hands outside the bed feebly heat time. And just as. the last bell struck, a peculiar sweet mile stole over his face, and ho lift ed up his head a little and quietly -aid 'Adsum', and fell back. It was 'he word he used at school when names were called; and lo, he whose heart was as that of a little child had answered to his name, and stood in "the presence of The Master." May we again venture into fiction's illum inating and suggestive world when our loss is in our mind and on our heart? In Victor Hugo's "Lcs Miscr ables" where is drawn a character that is unique in literature, The Bish op, overfiowingly good, whose all-attractive humanity extends a loving forgiving hand to an unfortunate soV that a lifo is revolutionized for heavenly things. The undersigned has little knowl edge, of course, of Dr. Fairbanks college days. But when a student at Yale is "slapped' for Scroll and Key, . outsiders know that his 'coiWmpofa-'-'" nes made no mistake in the measure of this man. For practically the rest of his lifo he lived in our midst. And at. .Johnsbury soon began to know him, measure him, then to lo,ve him. Not only as the Christian gentleman, , but also as the pastor, the theologian, the traveler, the scholar, the writer, the lover of children, the good cit izen, ever interested in the uplift of the community in which he lived. May I add also that as a scientist ho was known to many of us. And al though I would not venture to class him as a Darwinist, yet his paper on evolution was a marvel, to all priv ileged to hear it, for its knowledge and humor. Our town only recently lost Elisha May, who occupied a unique position because of his broad loving humanity. And now another "great man" hns nassed awpy in an hnnniw! nlH ar St. Johnsbury has suffered nnnthoi- loss, and our town is mourning to day. ALFRED POOLE GRINT. WANTED Old Violins ESPECIALLY THOSE OUT OF REPAIR. WILL REPAIR VIOLINS AND RE-HAIR VIOLIN OR 'CELLO BOWS. R. B. PACKARD No. 9 Boynton Ave. St. Johnsbury, Vl. Alas, Too True. . icsitjltingly. 7172 "Mnny Millicus Short." NVwspnper Shoch troops must be of. hero In analyzing these figures we find headline. Lots of persons go on the j ,j00t. They must ungrudgingly pay almost every town did better than a supposition that yon enn't believe ev- 'n nni uflvance year ago. Our greatest loss was in Tim i?rlf f tl,o Murim l-ollnil on I the town of Hardwick, which came in ... . i . !i.i l.-1.lni.ni ftfl ii.iivwi.. lnuc- tli.m lnot A-niif insist lessiv tnroutrn tne rerrioie neu "-' " umii;i .' crvlliinir you mill In the nowsnimors, but liow few, oh, how few, will doubt ! 11ns! !, (;,.,., steel, leaped German Had this town, Groton and Waldcn, H eches, striking down the few foes' held up to their last year's totals a. ,.,,,.,; .icli hnv- even we snouici nave gone wen ovcr Paymastcr for the Party. As mi inilii(Tni.., f Ov-il, nf:,., fmu; to attend Sundn.v school Tor the first time, she was iillnweil to curry the pen nies to he put into the collection en velope. When l.e class monitor mine around the teacher and the rest of tlm ' class were very inneli iinmsed to lirar her pny in her most dignified tones, "Here, girls, 1 will pay the fares." perioncc with them too coming over, but I'll tell you about that when I get home. Haven't heard when I am going homo yet, but rather think it will be in the course of two or three months and maybe sooner, if Germany suc ceeds in signing peace terms immedi ately! Well good bye for this time. I hope you arc all well and comfortable. With much love to all, ALBERT. IIOOO, but they had good reasons for this in that a second attack of the influenza, and a bad year in the gran ite business, made it more difficult for their workers. This was a drive that entailed u lot of detail upon every one connect ed with it. It meant literally a call on every member of each village and community, probably an army of 400 A r iinim ; .,! .,t,l,, l, ,,li, i '""iu umu. mivu jui iv,vi;i. -'' " with no limit to the amount asked the pos.t.ons to which his men wcre, clifh wouM havc h(cn raided much easier, and more quick ly, than was brought in by this onets. Machine gun nests were sur rounded and the' crews exterminated by our men. With .never lessening force the regiment rolled on, merci less, relentless, gloriously brave. The colonel led his troops. Coolly grinning, he dared the worst of the (Jcrman fire, cheering and encourag ing the men by his presence. 1 saw him standing at the edge of a thic';t, E. H. Durkce of Sharon has pur chased of Nathaniel P. Wheeler of White River Junction the so-called John Dutton farm on the White River trunk road about a mile above Hart ford village. The house has gained fame beca.i.-e for many years it was the home nf John Dutton and in Col onial days the house was a tavern, be ing a refuge for escaping families at the time cf flic Royalton raid and massacre. Mr. Durkce buys for a permanent home. He has been a mer chant in Sharon. CUT THIS OUT IT IS WORTH MONEY going, unc company passca ciosc to him and he called to them: "You's got them on the run, boys. All you've got to do now is to keep them going." The soldiers looked into their leader's fearless smiling face, smiled back at him and went on with re newed courage and impetus. A second lieutenant was hit in the head by a machine gun bullet that "every member cunvass limited to $1.00 each. The county chairman, A. R. Brooks, wants to thank every town chairman and the efficient workers with them, for their efforts in making this the success it was, which is well above the average accorded to the other counties of the slate. DON'T MISS THIS. Cut out iUu slip, cni-losc with 5c and mail it to Foley & Co., 28:!5 Sheffield Ave., Chicago. 111., writing your name and address clearly. You will receive in return a trial package containing Foley's Honey and Tar Compound, for coughs, colds or croup; Foley Kidney Pills, for pain in sides and back; rheumatism, backache, kidney and bladder ailments; and Foley Cat hartic Tablets, a wholesome and thoroughly cleansing cathartic, for constipation, biliousness, headache, and sluggish bowels. 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