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Vol. 46, No. 14-
ISLAND POND, VERMONT, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25. 1918 Established 1873 Five Cents a Copy FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC Suits or Overcoats $18.00 to $50.00 Hand-Made Throughout We also do Cleansing and Pressing G. H. ST. PIERRE, Merchant Tailor PRORATE NOTICE Regular sessions of the Probate Court for the District of Essex will be held at Guildhall on the first Wednesday of each, month in the forenoon. At Island Pond, the first Wednes day of January, April, July and October, in the afternoon. At Lunenburg, the second Wednes day of January, April, July and October, in the forenoon. At Concord in the afternoon of the same days. Special sessions will be held be arrangement, Communications should be sent to Fred A. Brewer, Judge, Concord, or to George H. Hubbard, Register, Guildhall. COURT ADJOURNED October Term of Essex County Court Adjourned to November 6th. The October term of Essex county court which should open Tuesday the 22, has been postponed until Wednesday November 6th, on ac count of influenza epidemic. The docket contain 32 jury cases, 6 divorce cases, 27 State cases, and 16 Chancery cases. The following cases are set for trial: Jury Calendar, Simoa Stahl & Son v. Jones-Webster Corporation, Malclon Coutoure v. Everett L. Lanpher, Nelson Cheverier by next friend v. Grand Trunk Railway company, Louis Roberge v. E. A. Bemis and H. W. Marsh, Clare R. Powell, Admr. Est. of Marcell Pare v. Grand Trnnk Railway company, Edmund Dutil v. Guay and Tous saint and Trustees, Henry L. Hall v. H. C Jenkins, alias Harry Charles Jenkins, Henry Goudette and H. W. Marsh v. Fitzgerald Land and Lum ber Company, Jerry King v. Grand Trunk Railway Company, Andrew Foley v. "Irand Trunk Railway Com pany, Edgar E. Bowles v. Grand Trunk Railway Company. Court Calendar, Malcolm Coutoure v. Everett L. Lanpher, Mary Ann Co vill v. David Sloan's Estate. We have an assortment suit able for the scholars from the kindergarten to the graduate. Pens, penholders, pencils, ink pads, composition books, rulers books, bags, pen and pencil combinations,' compasses, pen and pencil clips, loose leaf books, chalk, colored crayons, etc. J. W. THURSTON, Island Pond, Vermont StOBO , Card of Thnnks We wish to express our thanks to the neighbors and friends for their I kind acts and sympathy in our recent bereavement. Also to those who gave flowers. George II. Roy Mr and Mrs. Joe Cote. LETTERS FROM THE SOLDIER BOYS Interesting Happenings The Boys in The Service Write Home. "Somewhere in France" Sept. 16, 1918. My Dear Sister: I will try and write'a few lines to day as it has been impossible for me to write in the last few days. I recieved your letter of Aug. 26, with two others last night, I was sor ry for little Dutch. Your letter found me in the best of health and I hope this will find Dutch well and enjoying life. We are having fine weather now to pay for the rainy and cold spell we have had. We have some new draftees i nour outfit and they are a joke. The other day I was looking at an Austri an gun that had been captured in this last drive and one of them asked me what size it was. I told him I did not know for sure so he picks up a star shell and wants to know if that is what they shoot. Can you imagine a three inch gun shooting star shells not bigger than a shotgun shell. I picked a cootie off my shirt and showed it to one of them and he said it was the first one he ever saw. I am afraid they will know what coot ies are in a few days but I hope not for their sakes. Well I will try and answer your questions, of course I don't know when the war will close and there is only one that does and if he ever tells me I will write and tell you, but Sis. we will eat Christmas din ner to-gether next year if I don't hold a match to light your firecrack er with. Now the Boche use to be as bad as you read about, but they don't dare to be that way with the Americans. They know we woudl use twenty of their men bad for every one of ours that they had harmed, but what you hear of them doing to women and the Red Cross is true. I can,t tell you of some of them as they are to hard to write but I will tell you what they did to a Red Cros3 station we were us ing on one of our drives. They loca ted it and when we got a lot of wounded in it, they shelled it with their big guns and knocked it all to pieces. One German prisoner taken last April had a pair of baby hands in a small package. You can imagine what he got when they were found. Well about our time at the front is real uncertain, sometimes we are there three days and some times two months. Since Feb. we have been up at the front or reserve ex cept while moving from one front to another. I just wish you could have seen us while we were on the last drive. There was a steady stream of Ger man prisoners going to the rear. They left every thing behind them and what few got away can consider them-selves lucky to get away at all. I send my mother all I can, but of course she can't save what she could when I was at home. I think she and Charles do awful well. When I get back back I intend to enjoy my self more than I ever did before. I shall work hard too and shall give Charles the best vacation he ever had. If they get what little they owe paid up by then I will get the house fixed over for my mother and we won't have to worry. I want to save fifty dollars besides my allotment so they can have a new mowing machine next year. I was sorry Julia did not finish school as I would have given my right arm to have seen her through school No I did not go to Faris and none of the privates got a chance to go. I did spend a couple of days in Meaux. I had a good time but I did not have permission to be there so the skipper put me in the jug for ten days wihout smokes or writing or receiving let ters, but Icould afford it. Well I must close for this time as the censor must be tired if he hasn't burned it before now. Love to all, your true soldier brother, Fvt. Edwin M. Annis Co. C. 101st M. G. B. Somewhere in France. Aug. 24, 1918. Dear Cousin Geraldine: I am dropping you a line to let you know I am well and hope this letter finds you folks the same. I have been to the front, and back on rest now for a while. I would U. S. War Stamps in Every Home 20,000 CASKW INFLUENZA The State Has 20,000 Victims of Spanish Influenza. A statement from Dr. C. F. Dal ton, secretary of the State Board of Health Monday, there were 19,266 cases. The last week there has been a falling off of over 2,000 cases. For the week ending Oct. 14, 6,949 cases were reported and the week ending the 21st 4,098 cases were reported. In a few towns it is not waning ( but is nearly all of them there is( marked falling off. Locally the situation remains about the same the deaths for the past week being six. Since the epidemic has been raging there has been 18 deaths directly due to influenza, besides three from pneumonia and one from general debility, making a total of 22 deaths in our village since the first of October. Deaths in the past week are, Con verse Andrews, a man by the name Corliss and onn named Turcott, and Dearborn Morse of influenza and complications and David Boutin and Mrs. Michael Curran. USE CHURCH FOR HOSPITAL Methodist 'Church Turned Into Hospital to Care For Influenza Patients. The Methodist church has been turned into a hospital ot care for in fluenza patients, both the vestry and audience room being used. Dr. A. E. Parlin is in charge and Mrs. Waterman is head nurse. This makes very comfortable quar ters and there are now twenty pa tients being cared for. This work is being done by the selectmen and all public spirited cilizens are giving them enthusiastic support, and they deserve the com mendation of the public. This epidemic locally is being hand -led exceedingly well at this tim? and the disease decreasing. Few.':1 new cases are reported and it is hoped conditions will soon return to normal. State Wide Campaign for Better Highways, ete. A Patrol Committee was recently orgnized at Manchester with James B. Wilbur as chairman, that is plan ning a State-wide campaign of a constructive nature including better highways, reforms in State auditing improved educational program, re forms in taxation and patriotic effort of the nation to meet wool shortage. Held for U. S. District Court. Sheriff Beattie arrested Joseph Goulette and Oville Riggie Saturday on a U. S. District Court warrant for larceny of articles in transit over the Grand Trunk Railway. They were taken to Newport by a U. S. Marshal Monday and at a preliminary hearing were placed under $1000 bonds each for ap pearance to the U. S. District Court. They furnished bail and are at home. have written before but have been pretty busy. We are having pleasant weather here. How is it there? You say you did not like working on a farm in your last letter. Why not, too lonesome? Are you still out there? Is Uncle Bert going to have a lot of crops? I saw Roland two weeks ago. He is all O. K. I suppose you know Roland got his foot hurt about six weeks ago. He went to the hospital for' a week or two. An oil can fell out of a truck on his foot. Well, have you seen father lately? I got a letter from him about two weeks ago, the folks were well. How is your mother and the child ren? Well, I must close now. Good bye. Answer soon. Pvt. Clarence Farmer F. Co. 101st. Ammunition Train FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN Oversubscribed liy Hundred Million Essex County Over the Top by $7,250. While complete returns will not be available until after the tabulated report to the federal reserve banks, it is assured the Fourth Liberty Loan has been over subscribed by hundred millions and the number of subscribers will probably be more than 25,000,000. Vermont went over jts quota by 22 pei ent. Its quota was $13,202, 300 and the actual amount subscrib ed was $16,130,200. This will un doubtedly be increased as subscrip tions are still being reported. Every county in the state bought bonds above its quota. Essex County went over the top at midnight Saturday night by a margin of $7250. It was a long hard pull in this county owing to the fact that a quarter of Essex county timber lands are owned by non-residents who with a few excep tions refused to credit any of their purchaies to this county. The rail way r n of Island Pond were the most .'mportant fator In the success of the sale as their subscriptions totalled over $35,000. Following is a list of sales by towns: Quota Amt. Sub. Bloomfield $ 9400 $ 1150 60 Brighton 7000 7200 55 Brunswick 4000 4000 ' 30 Canaan 20000 21950 202 Concord 18700 19400 208 East Haven 5300 1850 26 Granby -5500 650 12 Guildhall 9000 9000 65 Island Pond 45000 62150 483 Lemington 5400 2700 26 Maidstone 3500 5650 22 140 41 14 Lunenburg 16000 17000 Norton 10500 6100 Victory 4800 4800 Totals 166,300 173,550 1384 Vormonters Commissioned The following Vermcnters have been recently commissioned second leiutenants: James P. Fitzpatrick of Pittsford; Pitt W. Hyde of Hyde ville; Thilip F.t Jones of Wilming ton; Percy C. Judd of Canaan; Ed ward A. Spualding of Saxtons River. Transferred To Copenhagen Walter W. Husband of St. Johns bury, former secretary to Senator Dillingham, who has been in charge of the Red Cross supplies in Berne Switzerland, has been transferred to Copenhagen, where the Red Cross has leased a large warehouse to take up the work of relief for pri soners. Mr. Husband has been suc cessfully engaged in this work in Switzerland for the last six months. Leonard F. Cobb pleaded guilty in Springfield recently to stealing milk cans from the milk house in the railroad yards and peddling the con tents about town, the purchasers supposing him to heselling for some farmer. He was fined $50 and costs also $75 for the milk he had stolen. Careless handling of firearms by young boy3 in the north end of Barre city came near resulting in a fatality when Frank Galli, aged 16 years, stopped the progress of a bul let from a 22-calibre rifle. The bullet penetrated the boy's chest for a short ways and was removed later on, and the boy is on the road to recovery. An interesting landmark in Royal ton is an old willow tree standing by the road in a corner where the George Ellis and the Edmunds land now join. ' It grew from a willow wand which Olive Billings used as a whip when she rode horseback from Connecticut in about 1778 to make her future home wtih her hus band, John Billings, on town lot No. 19, Royalton. The stake marked the divisonal corner between the Bil lings and the John Hubbard,jr., pitches was removed and the wil low wand planted in its stead. It is said that it was the first willow in the town. William D. Dean has on his farm in Springfield several acres of ever bearing raspberries, introduced six years ago. He has had them under cultivation for six years and on day recently picked six bushels oi' the fresh berriei. Buy Jewelry Even in these trying days we do not forget the gifts nor give up the custom of making presents. Jewelry makes appropriate gifts because of its lasting qualities. We are showing many designs in the general line of jewelry and you are sure to find some article that suits. Watch Inspector Grand Trunk Railway. T. C. CARR, Jeweler, ISLAND POND, VERMONT w ar Can't touch the man with the "saving habit." We don't mean the miser he is one of the worst sufferers in the spirit. The sensible, prudent man who lives within his income and regularly lays by a little of his earnings, can defy war times. The best way to get the "saving habit" is to start a savings account with the Inland Pond Nation al Bank. You'll take pride in watching it grow to pro portions where it will work for 3tou. Yours for mutual prosperity. ISLAND POND HOLIDAY SHOPPING These are times when a good neighbor is better than money. So let's all be good neighbors while we are well and not worry about what may never happen to us. Are you having trouble to keep the children ironi running into danger, or if getting well from some sickness or other, you need a toy or book to take their attention. Just take a look at the line ot those goods we are showing it may help to solve some of those problems. We never had any such assortment before. We plan to carry out the government suggestion in the matter of showing Holiday goo;ls early, avoid hiring extra help that should be doing other ucful things. You may begin your Xraas shopping any day. Keep your mind busy. Think of the other fel low and help if he needs it. Let us know what we can do to help you. The Bosworth Store Company House Furnishers Republicans Issue Statement The nominees for State offices on the republican ticket met at Montpelier, 'Monday the 21st, and issued a statement of principles, in lieu of a party platform which in cludes the following fundamental propositions: 1. A sound business ail ministra tion for Vermont. 2. Every resource of State and nation to be dedicated to winning the war. 3. No peace without victory. 4. Business principles in national affairs. 5. Return to their owners after the war of all public utilities com mandeered by the federal govern ment. G. Brief, business session of Legislature. 7. State pay for all Vermont sol diers and sailors in the service of the nation. y 8. Return of the rural school to the rural community, better teachers and better schools. 9. Trunkline highway in Ver Times NATIONAL BANK P5S!JSBI&SCElHB mont, with federal aid, and better back roads for farmers. 10. Deeper waterways for Ver mont lake ports. Call for Special Training The following Essex County boys were called for special training: Those who went to Potsdam, N. Y. Oct. Cth were, Clarence M. Lillicrap Concord, Wilfred J. Boutin -and Arthur Fortier, Island Pond, Frank Rossi, Fitzdale. Leo. S. Brown, and Karl B. Rus sel, Concord, and Charles Victor Rogers, Lunenburg will leave Satur day the 2Gth for New London Conn. Curtis Mosher has enlisted in the student army training school at the U. V. M., and left Monday for Burlington. Pvt. Levi Castonguay Wounded Mrs. Lepage has received word from the government that ner son, Levi Castonguay was wounded in action. The degree was not known. He is a brother of Napoleon Caston guay a member of the Canadian forces who was recently killed in action.