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Published Every Friday by
C. C. LORD.jPublisher.
Friday, December 6. 1918.
Entered at the Post Ofhce at
Island Pond, Vermont, as second-
class mail matter.
Per Yea (in advance) $1.50
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Cards of thanks 50c. Resolutions and obit-
aries 75c and more according to space.
It was a wise McAdo who resigned.
Not every man knows when the prop
er time comes to "get to cover".
There seems to be need of a
thorough housecleaning at Vermont's
state capital. It's a dirty job but
should none the less be promptly at
The fifth Liberty Loan will be
floated the latter part of April 1919,
and will give the people a chance to
invest with the same liberality that
carried the fourth over so grandly.
For the first time in the history
of this republic the president estab
lishes his office temporarily overseas
on foreign soil. We believe this will
lead to the "entangling alliances"
of which General Washington gave
warning, and which is something this
country should not enter.
Vermonters will give General
Edwards a glad welcome if he visits
the state capital during the session
of the legislature. They will be anx
ious to hear him tell of the 26th Di
vision in which so many Vermont
boys have fought and died, and the
large number who will come home
Only four weeks more to "Keep
Tour Pledge" on the War Savings
Stamps, and while Vermont leads
'New England there should be no
weakening in the effort of every one
t ) .keep Vermont in the lead and at
the top when the time is closed. Keep
your pledge and buy War Savings
Stamps to the limit, and keep Ver
mont in the lead.
Tax Commissioner Plumley has
sent out a long argument for plac
ing the collection of town taxes und
er the supervision of theTaxCommis
sioner. It is a grand argument for
centralizing and creating a one-man
power system. This a rosy theme to
advocate and such a system is a
mighty handy machine for getting in
touch with the people, making it pos
sible for state officials to use such
departments in creating partisan
sentiment. Vermont is already over
commissioned. This system was es
tablished with the argument that it
"would save state expenses, and yet
for all this centralizing, state expen
ses in normal times keeps growing
higher. From present experience
Vermont must have different kind of
officials or laws giving fewer opportu
nities to get in wrong, if she regains
her prestige and maintains an eco
nomical management of state affairs.
Commissioner Plumley argues that
town officials are ignorant and need
instruction, and the independent ac
tion of the town should be given up
to departmental supervision. This is
rank libel upon Vermont citizenship
and the independence of each little
municipality in the state. With the
centralizing already maintained in
Vermont a great part of that com
munity spirit so desirable to rural
communities has largely passed away.
The state has the attorney general
and state's attorneys, supposed to be
-well informed upon Vermont laws
and tEeiv ihtrepretation as touching
the powe s and procedures of all
state, cr unfy and town officials, and
iinfornr tio.i can be readily secured
'from t' em. The Herald is opposed
to any nore" centralizing and super
vision of purely town government,
and belioves the legislature should
cut o-jt this costly administra
tion by commissions and restore the
community spirit so desirable to the
ruvnl life of the state. This is no re
flection upon Mr. Plumley, but a pro-
ton Mercury .
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I'rivute AVcntlell V, Lord.
P Co., 101 at. Ammunition Train, 28th
Division. Died of wounds in France,
November "6, 1918.
Private Lord enlisted May 31, 1917, in
Co. H, First VI., at Montppiier, fioinsr to
Fort Ethan Allen June 5th tor training,
lie went to Camp Bartlett, Westfield,
ilass. in September and overseas in Oc
tober. He was born in West Topsham,
Vermont, August li), 181)4.
His young life so full of the promise
and anticipations of youth he Kave to his
country with thousands of other Ameri
can boys. In his short life he has lived
more in deeds than enters the given span
He leaves his pnrenis, Mr. and Mrs. C.
C. Lord, two brothers, Ilaiph C. Lord of
St. Johnsbury, Del win Lord, and one
sister, Alice Lord, inul relatives, friends
and companions in Ins home town of
U rot on.
"Do you mourn when another sIim-
Shines out from the p'orious sky?
1 10 you weep when the voice of war
And the rape of conflict div?
Why then should your tears roll down,
Or your heart be sorely riven,
For anoiher Rem in the Saviour's crown,
And another Foul in Heaven".
test against centralization and com
missions which takes from us the
American spirit of self-government
Happenings Here and There All
Over The State.
One shoulder of O. Carlton Wil
son of Rutland was badly fractured
as he was scuffling with a number of
other young men on a football field.
Arthur Gilman, one of the first
young men in Tinmouth to volun
teer, was killed in action in France
Oct. 24. He was in the battle that
turned the Germans back from Paris.
Philip Endress of Bennington shot
a large black bear on Glastenbury
mountain last week. It showed fight
and eight bullets were used before
the animal dropped dead.
In the parade of the peace cele
bration on Nov. 11 at Orwell the
"Star Spangled Banner" and "Hail
Columbia" were played on a flute by
Miss Helen M. Todd, a woman 80
Judge J. W. Weeks of the state
board of control reports 23 deaths
from influenza at the state hospital
at Waterbury, two at the industrial
school at Vergennes, and none at the
state prison and house of correction.
On Nov. 8 Guy E. Blood of Graf
ton caught in his traps fur bearing
animals whose fur was worth over
$150 at present prices. They includ
d four red foxes, one mink, two rac
coons, three skunks and one muskrat.
Col. H. T. Johnson, has invited
General Edwards to come to Ver
mont to speak to mothers of Ver
mont boys who were in the 26th Di
vision. In conversation, he paid a
nice compliment to the 101st Ammu
nition Train, which is the Vermont
unit in the 26th Division, 713 of the
916 men in the train being old First
Vermont boys. General Edwards
probably will come here Christmas
time or early in the Legislature ses
sion. The Herald
Will help you buy or self.
By a special invitation from Rev.
Thornley F. Smith, Benton Lodge,
F. and A. M. and Cape Horn Grange
attended his church last Sunday,
each order in a body. Rey. Mr.
Smith gave a fine sermon; his text
was the 103rd Psalm.
Charle3 Hodge was at home with
his parents for Thanksgiving.
There was a dance in Hutchin
son's hall Thursday, of last week.
There was not many deer shot
The village school is closed until
the first Monday after New Year's.
Mrs. W. A. Abbot was in Lancas
Hon. G. A. Hubbard was in Island
Pond this week.
Forrest E. Wyman was in Lancas
Ralph Hubbard was in St. Johns
bury Thanksgiving day, the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Moore.
The Methodist parsonage is be
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hayes enter
tained relatives from Lancaster,
Miss Colby of Lancaster, spent
Sunday in town with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Abbot took
dinner with Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Lary,
Rev. Thornley Smith is in Boston
Mrs. Willey and Mr. and Mrs.
Rosebrook took Thanksgiving din
ner with Ben Fords family.
Great for "Flu" and "Grip" Cough
"I had an awful cold that left me
with a dreadful cough," says Mrs. M.
E.Smith, Benton, La. Bought Foley's
Honey and Tar of our druggist and
it cured me completely." This grand
remedy should be in every household
at this time, when influenza, grip,
coughs and colds are so prevalent.
Contains no opiates.
John W. Thurston. Adv.
Mrs. G. W. Bryant has gone to
spend the winter with her
daughter, Mrs. Clara Pinny, in Bos
Mrs. Lilla D. Ewens is in Island
Pond for few days.
Mr. Francis Hill from Newport
spent Thanksgiving with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hill.
Ira Brown has rented his farm
to Mr. Wing from Nova Scotia. Mr.
Brown intends to move to Newport.
RELIED ON TO WIN.
In the light of succeeding events It
1 Is Interesting to locall the confidence
with which the United States Food
Administrator viewed the gloomy out'
look in July of 1017, when tills coun
try had been in the war for less than
four months and the Germans were
steadily sending the western front
nearer and nearer to P: rls.
"Even though the situation in Eu
rope may be gloomy today," he de
clared in a public statement, "no
American who lias knowledge of the
results already obtained in every di
rection need have one atom of fear
that democracy will not defend Itself
In these United States."
LOYALTY IN LITTLE
THINGS LAST PROOF
Americans witlio'it murmuring cut
their sugar nllo'rance from four
pounds a month to three and then as
long as need be to two pounds for loy.
Food Will Vin the World.
America earned the gratitude of al
lied nations during war by sharing
food. America under peace may win
the world's good will by saving to
DEMOCRACY VS. AUTOCRACY.
"There is no royal road to
4 food conservation. We can only
accomplish this by the voluntary
action of our whole people, each
4 element in proportion to its
needs. It is a matter of equality
Tho truth of this statement,
' made by the United States Food
Administrator soon after we en-
tered the war, has been borne
out by the history of our ex-'
ports. Autocratic food control H
4 In the lands of our enemies has
4- broken down, while democratic
food sharing has maintained the
4 health and strength of this coun- 4
4 try and of the Allies. 4-
He Was Weak and All Run Down
"I thought my kdneys might be
the cause of my rundown condition
and weakness," writes W. H. Frear,
36 Myrtle Ave., Albany, N. Y., "so
I took Foley Kidney Plls and they
did the work. I cheerfully recom
mend them. You can use my name
wherever you wish." They stop
John W. Thurston. Adv.
Our iobd Gospel
America's Pledge of Food
Gave Heart to the 'Allies
In Their Darkest Hour
Whatever ts necessary America will
Bend. That was America's pledge to
the Interallied food council. And be
cause the American food army had
hitherto made good the? took heart
and went forward.
Farm enterprise and much soft com
Increased pork supplies, food conser
vation Increased exports total ship
I do not believe that drastic
force need be applied to main-
tain economic distribution and
sane use of supplies by the
great majority of American peo-
pie, and I have learned a deep
and abiding faith in the intelll-
gence of the average American
business man, whose aid we an-
tlcipate and depend on to reme-
dy the evils developed by the
war. Herbert Hoover, August
Influenza Get Old and Young
"Grip" and "Flu" coughs should
not be neglected. Profit by the ex
perience thousands like Mrs. Mary
Kisby, 3533 Princeton Ave.,Spokane,
Wash., who writes: "Our little boy
found relief in wonderful Foley's
Honey and Tar. It cured me. I am
75 years old; had very bad cough
John W. Thurston. Abv.
CROSS MUST GO ON
End of Actual Warfare Does Not
Mean the Organization's Usefulness
On the western front the guns are
silent today. The U-boats are grow
ing barnacles in an English port. King
Albert has come to his own again.
The "Boys" will soon start heading
for home. The war is done, although
it will be a long time before all are
Does this mean that the Red Cross
shall take off its uniform now, fold up
Its sheets and towels, roll up its
bandages, and fold its hands? Never!
The Red Cross has Just begun Its
work. Long after peace has been de
clared, long after the Kaiser lies
mouldering in his grave, the Red
Cross will be marching on! It will
halt only when men and women no
longer know suffering, war, accident,
flood, fire, tornadoes, ill-health, woe.
For the Red Cross has opened men's
eyes, and they will not allow It to
It Is not too much to say that the Red
Cross is the greatest single agent in
the world today to prevent another
Buch horrible war as we have Just
passed through. That's why-the Red
Cross is going straight ahead, why it
must not, can not, stop!
What can the Red Cross do to pre
vent other wars, what can it do for
immediate relief now? Look at Eu
rope! ' In Poland not a child alive un
der seven years of age! No crops, no
work, no food! What kind of citizens
will the babies now to be born make
if some' one, some organization, does
not step in and give them a decent
chance? Where the babies are un
fed, untaught, there grows a race that
knows not law nor order, that turns
to fighting and to throat-cutting as
the natural thing. And then anoth
er war. The Red Cross will see to it
that these babies get a fair start tow
ard decent citizenship. It is for them
that the Red Cross will not stop.
In Belgium men sit and gaze at
heaps of stones. Here is a man whose
house i3 gone, his three children dead,
his wife dead somewhere in Germany
after worse than death. The man can
not find even the borders of his own
property. He is hitter he would like
to kill and he has nothing to eat or
to wear. To him the Red Cross
comes; for him it finds food and cloth
ing and shelter, and work and he
will go again about his life. It is for
such as he that the Red Cross can
not cease its work.
In France, children who were
caught in the horrible days of 1914
have forgotten where they lived, who
their fathers and mothers were, who
they are themselves. They still live
in terror of those days. For them the
Red Cross is going on. In Italy, in
Russia, in Servla, children are naked
and starving. In northern Italy a
woman was found dripping blood
from her own wrist into a cup of wa
ter with which to feed her baby. The
child had had nothing else for six
days! The Red Cross found her1
and is going to find others like her,
for we are only beginning to see what
poverty, what waBte, the war has
made. It is to make these unfortu
nate people safe for the world that
the Red Cross must work with great
er zeal than ever.
But nearer home. In Boston a wo
man was found whose husband had
been fighting for your flag and mine
in France. Her landlord had turned
her out of his - house, she had fled
with her. three children to a cellar,
and in that cellar her twin babies
were born. One died! And when the
Red Cross found her, able to speak
only two or three words of English,
overlooked by the government In the
terrible rush of business, she had
kept her dead baby for a week,
wrapped in an old newspaper.
But help in time of war Is not all.
Far from itl It is only a step from
the temporary relief to wounds and
hunger in the war of guns to the
permanent help in the war to live In
peace. The world is eagerly turning
to the Red Cross to make it healthy
and strong and happy in tho broadest
meaning of those words. And until
disease is forever-gone the Red Cross
cannot cease its work.
Remember Halifax what might
that awful disaster not have become
without the help of the Red Cross?
Remember the 10,519 people killed,
the 201,333 people injured, In train ac
cidents in this country in the year
ending December 31, 1916. But for the
Red Cross many of the 201,333 might
have died. Accidents are with us yet;
fires will sweep our cities, explosions
will blow up munitions plants, epi
demics like the Influenza will carry:
off their eighty thousand victims, ti
dal waves will sweep in as upon Que
bec the other day and then In the
thickest of the horror the world,
will look for and find the lore of
the Great Mother, ' the unspeakable
comfort of the Red Cross.
. Two great thoughts are in the mlnd
of the Red Cross. It aims at tempor
ary relief from pain and sickness and
heartache. It also aims at creating
that background of love and kind
ness and friendship without which,
wax will sweep us again and again,
but with which we shall in time hare
a world of peace and safety. And
shall the Red Cross lay aside Its
work, then? Neverl The giving must
continue as long as God gives to you;
the loving must go on as long as hu
manity lives. Whatever else may
pass, the Red Cross Is alive forever-
ti. I. Kaiiway System
Taking Effect Sunday, Sept. 29, 1918
Portland and Island Pond Subdivision
Arrive at Island Pond.
Train No. 5, Mail and Express,
daily 11:59 p.m.
Train No. 13, Express, daily
except Sunday, 1:10 p.m.
Leave Island Pond.
Train No. 4, Mail and Express,
daily, 6:00 a.m.
Train No. 16, Express, daily,
except Sunday, 2:15 p.m.
Island Pond and Richmond Subdivision
Leave Island Pond.
Train No. 13, Express, daily,
r4 except Sunday, 1:15 p.m.
Train No. 11, Mail and Express,
daily, G:30 a.m.
Arrive at Island Pond.
Train No. 1(5, Express, dai'y,
except Sunday, 2:10 p.m.
Train No. 12, Mail and Express,
daily, 10:25 a m.
W. A. CLEESON, Stotion Agent
Fa rme is' Almanac
State and County Officers
Price 35c Cloth 75c
Agents wanted in every town
THE TUTTLE CO.,
CASH paid for old books and
Historic documents, Pam
phlets, Manuscripts, Town
We will pay $25.00 cash for
an authentic picture of any
kind of the following early
Vermont Senators: Nath
aniel Chipman, Jonathan
Robinson, Dudley Chase.
800 Cords of
Wood For Sale
This wood is of good second
growth quality, mostly birch
and maple, and was cut dur
ing the winter and summer
of 1918. Deliveries can be
made on first snows. Large
orders will be delivered at a
Orders should be left with
George H. Chase at the Op
era House block.
TrIE man or woman afflicted Wih
backache, awollen mucle, stiff
joints, rheumatic pain or other symptom
of kidney trouble is entitled to sympathy
and should have help.
Nature gives early warning of kidney
trouble by puffinets under eyes, spots
before the eyes, dry mouth, biliousness,
weakness and pale, waxy, dry skin.
It is unwise to neglect the slightest
symptom of kidney trouble. Give the kidacys
the help tbey are cillinl lor.
tone xxp weak, inactire, sluggish kidneys
and help rid the body of poisons. With
kidaeys and bladder properly iuectioalnS. ap
petite is restored, relrethiol sleep u poHible
od healh, streoita .and energy come as a
' C P. Reynolds. Elmlra.N.Y., writes: "Three
months ago Iwu sick in bed with kidney trouble.
My bick ached to severely I could not let up.
We reed of Foley Kidney Pills, so I sent lor
some and commenced Uklnf them. In a few
days 1 was up out ol bed and upon keepini the
treatment up for some time I was able to f o ts
work, and have had no mora backaches." .
John W. Thurston,.
Cut This Out It la Worth Money.
DONT MISS THIS. Cut out this
slip, enclose with 5c to Foley &Co.t
2835 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 and croup, Foley Kid
ney Tills and Foley Cathartic Tab
J. W. Thurston, Reg. Tharmacist.
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