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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
We also do
Cleansing and Pressing
G. H. ST. PIERRE, Merchant Tailor
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
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
Communications should be sent
to Fred A. Brewer, Judge, Concord,
or to George H. Hubbard, Register,
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
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of the Yankee Division.
C. R. Edwards,
Major General, Commanding 26th
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
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-
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
Bail for Hanley was fixed at $2,000
and his bondsmen were C .L. Par-
menter and T. E. Callahan, of Mont
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Just received a nice assortment of the Holmes &
; Edwards Silverware in those popular and pleasing
patterns Jamestown, Washington, Newport and
See our window display.
Watch Inspector Grand Trunk Railway.
T. C. CARR, jeweler,
ISLAND POND, VERMONT '
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
You'll take pride in watching it grow to pro
portions where it will work for 'ou.
Yours for mutual prosperity.
wiie oi liic iiuiuuesi
r f ..1... 1 1" ..a.
unused rcoins. such as
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needed where partitions are required.
Let us show you samples and descriptive book
lets. This material comes in three sized '-sheets.
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
Memorial Service for Pvt. Claude
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
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,
materials ior inaKiiig over
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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?
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.
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