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Vol. 46, No. 79. ISLAND POND, VERMONT, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29. 1918 Established 1873 Five Cents a Copy FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC Suits or Overcoats $18.00 to $60.00 Hand-Made Throughout We also do Cleansing and Pressing G. H. ST. PIERRE, Merchant Tailor PROBATE 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. PRUNE COfviES INTO ITS OWN Has Won Official Recognition as Con fection Worthy of Being Served to Fighting Men. In the piping times of peace the prune was the butt of cheap wits and the bane of the boarder. Now when the acid test of utility and palatabll Ity Is applied the despised prune steps Into the preferred class at least on the American army bill of fare. It Las won its way solely on its own merit The counts in its favor are food value, tonic value and value as a confection. It nourishes, stimulates, and delights. The surgeon general of the army himself testifies to the loyal and help ful support of the once belittled fruit. He has added his recommendation to the approving report of the subsist ence division. This report tells us that out of the 1917 crop 20,000,000 pounds of prunes have been consumed by our fighting men. Based on size fifty-five, which Is the trade designation of the average prune, the total number con sumed would be 1,100,000,000. Tlaced side by side it is quite possible that this total of prunes wouldn't reach' from the American trenches to Berlin, but each prune, no doubt, is doing Its best to help the Yankee fighters cover the distance. There would be a sort of poetical justice In the circumstance If the cheerful Idiot and the other boarders whose table wit lingered longest about the patler prune could meet it over there In Flanders and in Plcardy and find it honored and extolled as the food of fighting men. Annual Bazaar and Supper. The ladies of Christ Church will hold their Christmas Bazaar and Supper, in the Church Basement, on Thursday, Dec. 19th. All kinds of plain and fancy arti cles, Xmas gifts, etc. Full partic ulars of Supper later. Klenzo Dental Creme Is as perfect as Dental Science and human skill can make it. The wonderful cool, clean feeling Klenzo gives to the mouth is like a tonic. Even the children brush their teeth regularly if you give them Klenzo. At Rexall stores only. ' 25c a Tube J. VV. THURSTON, Island Pond, Vermont State Lunenburg Boy Cited for Bravery. Private Frederick E. King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed King, of Lunenburg recently sent home the following autographed letters. Congratula tions for his bravery and rejoicing that there will be no more danger under fire : Headquarters 26th Division, Ameri can Expeditionary Force. General Orders No. 74. France, Aug. 31, 1918. Extract 1. The Division Com mander takes great pleasure in cit ing in orders the following named officers and men who have shown marked gallantry and meritorious service in the capture of Torcy, Bell eau, Givry, Bouresches Woods, Koc het Woods, Hill 190, overlooking Chateau Thierry, Etrepilly, Bezuet, Epieds, Trugny, and La Fere Woods to the Jaulgonne-Fere-on-Trdaenois road, during the advance of this division against the enemy from July 18th to 25th, 1918, in the second bat tle of the Marne. Mechanic Frederick E. King, Co. B, 102nd M. G. Bn. C. R. Edwards, Major General, Comanding. The Yankee Division Discipline and Stout Hearts. Pvt. Federick E. King, 102d Ma chine Gun Battalion. I have read with much pleasure the reports of your regimental com- ; mander and brigade comander re- I gading your gallant conduct and de- J votion to duty in the field on Feb. 28, 1918, removing the wounded un- J der heavy enemy fire, Chemin-des- Dames, and have ordered your name ' i j i i i. i 1 i i. j of the Yankee Division. C. R. Edwards, Major General, Commanding 26th Division. Pvt. Will J. King, who was wound ded in the arm and has been in a base hospital for several months was I "getting along fine" according to a I letter received from Pvt. Frederick I E. King, written Oct. 11,. 1918, who I finpnka in thp lptfpr nf sppitiff Pvts. Ross Folsom and Tracy Ball of East Concord and John Cocoran of Fitz dale a day or two before the writing of the letter, saying they were well ! alsoat that time. COMFORT BAGS PLEASE ALL ; Nothing Given Out by the Red Cross j is More Appreciated by the ooiaiers on servioe. The following is iin extract from a letter of a lied Cross hospital repre sentative: "Tin- men like the comfort kits bet ter than anything the lied Cross gives thetn. Wo have asked dozens of them what they like best of all, Unit is pi von them tobacco, inntr'iziries, amuse ments, etc. and they all. 'say at once the comfort kits and toilet articles. They come in from th(, front without even a toothbrush, and when I send the bags around by the. other patients, they come back and say : 'Sav, you oughter see how pleased those guys were they said it was just like Christ mas. They were all sitting up In bed looking nt the things in their bags.' "The other day one man who had lost his right hand, called ine over to him and said: 'Here, I'll donate my sewing-kit. My wife has got to do mine after this. I'm out of It. Yorf enn give this to some oilier fellow who needs it. lie had heard the others usklng for sewlng-klts ail down the ward. They are in great demand and very hard to get." Hold No Grudge. Time brings many changes. Take for instance the fellows who volun teered their services when war was declared and who have since been pro moted to be commissioned ofllcers. Some of these men toiled in shops and offices and had to toe the mark for clerks or foremen to get fired. Then came the draft and these same clerks and foremen become doughtVys and now take orders from their former of fice boys and employees. Some humor ous stories have come to light from the nearby cantonments, but let It be said to the credit of the former office boys, they have not made life un bearable for their superiors,, although they have had the opportunity . to do so. As an Illustration of this the oth er day a doughboy was serving mess to his top sergeant. As he did so he spilled some dressing from the salad, The sergeant noticed this and smiled, "Just about a year ago I was serving you with soup," said the sergeant, at the same time mentioning the hotel where he had worked as serving man, "and you gave me the devil because it was cold. I'm not going to kick because you spilled the dressing. I'm going to treat you right." And that Is the gen eral spirit throughout the camps. THREE VERMONT OFFICIALS INDICTED BY GRAND JURY Governor Graham, Frank C. Wil liams and Dewey T. Hanley All Are Released on Bail. Montpelier, Nov. 21. Grand Jury indictments against three state of ficials was the sensational culmina tion of a week's session of that body which made its report yesterday to Judge Z. S. Stanton in Washington county court. Governor Horace F. Graham, indicted on 152 counts for alleged grand larceny and 10 counts for alleged embezzlement, in a doc ument covering 86 typewritten pages, over a period of five years from April 30, 1913 to January 5, 1917, appeared yesterday in open court in person and. gave bail for $5,000. Frank C. Williams, bank commis sioner, is indicted for alleged malfe sance in office in that he did not per form his duty in reporting to the legislature shortages in the accounts of the state auditor of it is alleged he had knowledge as was his duty to discover and make known. Frank' Plumlev is counsel for Williams. Williams appeared in court this morning and was released under ?2,000 bail. It was furnished by his attorney Frank Plumley of North- field. Dewey T. Hanley, state purchasing igent, is indicted on 50 counts for alleged grand larceny and embezle- ment in failing to account for cer tain funds passing through his hands, especially relating to a deal in calf skins and hides, amounting to about $1,700. It is said that when he did not make settlement by June 30, 1917, and was called on in July to make settlement, such was not until Dec. cember. It is said that Mr. Hanley has claimed he had an understand ing about this matter with Mr. Gra ham when state auditor to make settlement once a year atthe end of the year. M. G. Leary is counsel for Mr. Hanley. Bail for Hanley was fixed at $2,000 and his bondsmen were C .L. Par- menter and T. E. Callahan, of Mont pelier. HERRING FISHERS DO WELL SplencMd Catches and High Prices Have Been the Rule Among Them for Many Years Now. The herring fisher works always on the night shift, not because the fish feed at night herring take no known bait but liecau.se they can be seen at night. Taking their cue from the whale or seagull as to the location of the her ring, the boats go off two by two (for they work always in collides) late in the evening to the fishing ground. Ar rived there, they stop their motors, and gliding silently over the dark wa ters they look for the fish. One of the men humps the anchor two or three times on the bow of the boat, and Instantly u patch of water lights up with a bright phosphorescent gleam. It is the herring, and the ring net (now more generally used in the west of Scotland than the driftnet) is lowered. It is held up by corks and has a small light nt one end. This the partner boat picks up; they circle around the herring until the two boats come together, when most of the men climb into one boat, where they draw the net, .with the herring, on board. In this little Highland village the men of the last two generations have done well with the fishing. Their boats, complete with nets and motor, cost between 300 and 400, but only the other night a couple of boats, own ed by brothers, divided 750 between them for one night's catch. London Mall. Gift From French Republic. Three phrases from President Wil son's war messages will be woven In a costly Gobelin tnpestry France is having made as a gift to the city of Philadelphia. The tapestry is to be hung In the museum In the Quaker city and Is about to be placed In the hands of the workers at the famous Gobelin factory for completion, according to an exchange. The tapestry will be 21 feet by 15 feet It will be full of life ond color and will have an atmosphere of en thusiasm and pntriotlsm In portray ing troops departing from Philadelphia for Europe to participate In the war of Justice. ' Kelow-nre three panels containing these phrnses from President Wilson's messages : "Right is more precious than peace." "We have no selfish end to serve and desire no conquest and no domina tion." "We shall fight for democracy." THREE KILLED, 15 INJURED In C. T. R. Wreck At West Fal mouth.Me., Nov. 21it. The Montreal express leaving here at 2:15 p. m. and due in Portland at 7:45, was wrecked at West Fal mouth, Me. Thursday evening the 21st. The present toll of dead is three. Fred A. Little, 60, and John H. Van ier, 53, who were riding in the smok ing car, died soon after the accident. William C. Rollingson, a traveling salesman of 100 Revere street Port land, died Friday morning at the Maine General Hospital. Fifteen others were severly injured, but are recovering. An official statement from the Grand Trunk Railroad gives the cause of the accident as a broken rail and not to spreading rails as was previ ously reported. The accident occur ed at 7:30 Thursday night as the Montreal express due in Portland at 7:45 was near the West Falmouth station. Trhee passenger coaches were derailed and overthrown in the ditch as the trucks struck the broken rail. The train was composed of five cas and a heavy engine and was go ing at a moderate speed. The mail car and the baggage car did not leave the' rails but the smoker, a passenger coach and a parlor car made up the section of the train wherein the fatalities and injuries occured. Fully 50 or more of the pass engers suffered injuries to some de gree, being hurled against the sides of the cars and cut by flying glass The people riding in the parlor car escaped with slight injuries as this conveyance did not turn completely over and the passengers in that car were few. Although the West Falmouth sta tion is fully a mile from the scene o the accident, the crash could be pTainly heard there, so plainly, that the railroad employees at once sent word to Portland calling for assis tance. The passengers who were un hurt, or were only suffering minor injuries organized themselves into a relief party and at once went to the aid of those who are suffering injur ies, and saved from death. Work had to go on in absolute darkness and it was only when the crew from West Falmouth arrived on the scene with their lanterns that there was any light. VERMONT RAISED $729,109.63 On United War Work Campaign Victory Boys and Girls Over $50,000 of This Sum. Vermont went way over on the United War Work Campaign, and is one of the seven states in the Un ion raising over 150 percent of quo ta. The total Up to Saturday, Novem ber 23, was $729,109.06. The Victory Boys and Girls did great work in this campaign, 'inc. boys subscribing $25,821.03, and the girls $25,373.18. Rutland County lead with 1129 boys subscrib ing $4,212.75, 1221 girls subscrib ing $4,500.22. Essex County sec ond, with 231 boys subscribing$943. 63, girls 242 subscribing $800. Rutland county fell behind quota which called for 1317 boys and 1325 girls, while Essex County went over, .the quota calling for 196 boys and 210 girls. WORLD RELIEF WEEK Conservation Week, to Save 20 Mill ions Tons of Food to Feed Starv ing Europe, December 1 to 7. The Federal Food Administration has designated December 1 to 7 as Conservation Week to save 20 mill ions tons of food to meet the swift ly changing conditions . peace has brought and save starving Europ-J. This is America's great part in re storing peace and harmony among the late enemies of the allies and shows the greatness of the American people. Saving Tinfoil For 25 Years An interesting "find" made by the Conservation committee, is a large ball of tinfoil weighing nearly four pounds. It was brought in by Miss Zena McKee, of the Juinor Red Cross, and was given by Miss McKee's grandmother, Mrs. James Henry, who had been saving the foil for twenty-five years. iiverware Just received a nice assortment of the Holmes & ; Edwards Silverware in those popular and pleasing patterns Jamestown, Washington, Newport and DeSancy. See our window display. Watch Inspector Grand Trunk Railway. T. C. CARR, jeweler, ISLAND POND, VERMONT ' War Times 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 Island Pond Nation al Bank. You'll take pride in watching it grow to pro portions where it will work for 'ou. Yours for mutual prosperity. ISLAND POND wiie oi liic iiuiuuesi r f ..1... 1 1" ..a. unused rcoins. such as Beaver ' 7 ) needed where partitions are required. Let us show you samples and descriptive book lets. This material comes in three sized '-sheets. 4x6 feet 4x7 feet 32 inches by 9 feet We also have the strips for coveting joints, giv ing panel effect. By using the flat tone colors of Sherwin-Williams Paints you can get very pretty effects. ' The Bosworth Store Company House Furnishers Memorial Service for Pvt. Claude Somen Foss. Memorial service was held at the Methodist church last Sunday for Pvt. Claude Somers Foss, who died of influenza at Tufts college me chanical training school, September 28, the first Island Pond boy to die in this great world war. There was special music by the choir, assisted by Principal Paul A. Saunders, C. M. Harding, Mrs. Fred Wilcock and Mrs. I. E. Quimby, with solo rendered by Mrs. Quimby. The address by the pastor, Rev. Fred Wilcock, "A Nation's Tribute to its Heroic Dead", was fine tribute to American manhood and Private Foss. C. M. Harding secretary of the R. R. Y. M. C. A. paid tribute to the boys in service and the life of Pvt.' Foss as he had known him. . Private Foss was 21 years old, coming into the last June draft. . He had a brother, Edmund overseas in the service, and his patriotic purpose was to do his part in this war. He tried several times to enlist, and wanted to get into the navy, but failed to pass. He persisted, how ever, and when the call came for enlistments for mechanical training, NATIONAL BANK oar materials ior inaKiiig over i. i t .. .. i attics, and other i-;,fiii-es 1 he offered his service and was sent to Tufts college. Claude had many ad mirable manly qualities, and al though of a quiet, reserved nature, possessed the high esteem of his as sociates and all who knew him. Island Pond remembers Pvt. Claude Foss, and will ever cherish his memory as one of its boys who gave their all in the service of their? country. One Man from Granby in Service. Granby has contributed as small a number of men to the war as any town in the state ;in fact, no town can have, according to the records of the' adjutant general's office, contri buted any less number and been re presented in the list that had sent forth men.1 The records show only one man 'sent from that town. West more goes Granby one better and has sent a Sailor and a soldier to the war. Prehaps' there are other towns which have similar' records, but these two are about' as little populated as any two towns in the state. City Editor James E. Tracy of tho Burlington Daily News has been ap pointed a Y. M. C. A. secretary, been granted a leave of abesence, and ia soon to go overseas.