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ll i I II 1 . J 61 Vol. 46, No. 22. ISLAND POND, VERMONT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20. 1918 Established 1873 Five Cents a Copy FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC WOOLENS Suits or Overcoats $18.00to $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. MOBILE HOSPITALS AT FRONT. It-Is the tusk of a mobile hospital to advance to the front lines with the troops to give first nid treatment to the wounded. The mobile hospital unit from base hospital No. 20, Uni versity of Pennsylvania, were com raended by General Pershing for the .courage they displayed under shell fire. Two Red Cross nurses were In cluded In this special distinction for their bravery and devotion to duty. omihMeiCvosSi b,WearYour Button! Leather Goods Wallets, Purses, Card Cases, Cigar Cases, Music Rolls, Writing Tablets, Toilet Cases, Manicure Sets, Collar Sets, Brush and Comb Sets, Writing Paper, Symphony Lawn, Tulip Linen, Cumberland Linen, Khaki Linen, Delmar Linen, Picot Linen, Correspondence Cards, Tissue, Blotting, Crepe Paper. STANDARD DIARIES, 1919 Dolls, Toy Books, Games, Blocks, Books, Calendars, Cards, Tags, Seals, Booklets, Post Crads, Brushes Hair, Manicure, Hat, Clothes, Tooth. Perfume, Toilet Waters, Sachet Powders, and Toilet articles. Wallets, Purses, Card Cases, Christmas Tree decoratons, Tobacco Jars. ' ; White Ivory Mirrors, Candles, -Ink -Stands, Combs, Brushes and Toilet Pieces, and a large assortment of -bound books in cluding -Reprints, -Copyright's ' and a full line of Boys and Girls Popular Series. J. W. THURSTON, Island Pond, Vermont P2 NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS On and after January 1, 1919, all subscriptions to the Herald more than three months in arrears will be discontinued to comply with be discontinued to comply with the government ruling and place the Hearld on a paid in advance basis. Change in Date of Publication Owing to delay in mail deliveries after January 1. 1919, the date of issuing the Herald will be changed from Friday to Wednesday, so that papers can reach subscribers in the county the same week of issue. All copy for advertisements and items for publication must be in the office by Monday, except important news items which will be handled up to goin to press Tuesday night. The mail list is corrected every month and the label on your paper should tell the expiration of your subscriptions. After January 1, 1919, all notices of entertainments, suppers and like events where there is money raised there will de a charge of 10c a line. ESSEX COUNTY HERALD FOR GOOD ROADS Patrol Committee Hold Meeting at St. Johnsbury, Dec. 12, and Elect Legislative Committee. The first general meeting of the Patrol Committee of Vermont was held at St. Johnsbui'y on Thursday, Dec. 12th. ' Fifty-nine delegates were present representing 11 count ies and all the larger cities and towns but Barre. The meeting decided that the Patrol Committee shall for the coming legislative session confine its efforts to a state-wide good roads movement for Vermont. A legislative committee of15, one from each county and one at large, was elected to prepare a highway bill to present to the in coming legislature. The members of this committee are: W. R. Austin, Burlington, Chitten den county; Rv E. Healey, Benning ton; Geo. E. Chalmers, Rutland, Rut land; John M. Thomas, Middlebury, Addison; Juan Robinson, So. Here, Grand Isle; H. W. Ballard, St. Al bans, Franklin; Wm. Lawson, New port, Orleans; John S. Sweeney, Island Pond, Essex; Gilbert Camp bell, Lyndonville, Caledonia; Nelson Bailey, Wells River, Orange; Walter M. White, Springfield, Windsor; Chas. A. White, Brattleboro, Wind ham; H. E. Shaw, Stowe, Lamoille; J. M. Boutwell, Montpelier, Wash ington; John Rowen, Barre, Wash ington. 4 , Other committees of the meeting were: Nominations: F. H. Babbitt, Bel lows Falls; Jas. P. Taylor, Burling ton; A. C. Mason, Rutland, Rutland; H. W. Ballard, St. Albans, W. W. True, Newport. Resolutions: Max L. Powell, Bur lington; P. F. Hazen, St. Johnsbury; C. L. Stickney, Brattleboro; E. A. Hamilton, Newport; A. E. Martin, Manchester. Vice Chairman Claude A. Rich, of Manchester, presided at both the af ternoon and evening sessions, the latter lasting until 10:45 p. m. The meeting was adjourned to the call of the legislative committee. Resolutions adopted by the meet ing in expression of its stand for good roads, were : Resolutions. Whereas, We acknowledge with gratitude the great improvement in our highways during the last decade and congratulate ourselves that while other states were experiment ing at great cost with wasteful ex travagance we have been able to utilize the abundant road material at our doors at a modicum of ex pense, and Whereas, the amazing increase in the volume of traffic and especially truck traffic forces upon our imme diate attention new and perplexing engineering problems both as to highgways and bridges, which require an entire revision of our laws as to highways and bridges, be it, Resloved by the Patrol Committee of the State of Vermont: 1. That the efforts and energies of the Patrol Committee be directed exclusively to the Improvement of our highways. 2. That we favor the passage of a law establishing a state highway department to exercise all the powers now exercised by the State highway commissioner with to ap point a state highway engineer and assistant and to provide for a proper audit of all highway accounts, to es tablish and maintain a patrol repair system for the proper and efficient maintenance of state highways and to widen, straighten and regrade any state highway and to acquire any lands or rights therein by gift, de vise, purchase or by condemnation. We further, Resolve that a Committee be ap pointed with authority to employ counsel to preapre a bill to present to the next Legislature in the line of this resolution. NO SUGAR CARD REQUIRED Sugar Placed on a Voluntary Basis and Cards No Longer Required Unless People Desire. Montpelier, Dec. 13. ' In a state ment to-day, Frank H. Brooks, Fed eral Food Administrator for Ver mont placed the sale of sugar on a voluntary basis and the card system is no longer required 'unless the people of the town... or "county de sire to continue on that basis. He calls attention to the fact that in placing the people and dealers on an honor basis only. It is not permis sible for a householder to purchase a barrel of sugar, nor for dealers to stock up beyond a 30-days' sup ply, nor to place signs that people can buy all the sugar they want. Mr. Brooks gives as the reason for this ruling, that in talking to-day with the Food Administration of neighboring states, he finds that they are all on a voluntary basis. It is not fair to the dealers and the public of this state to treat them in a manner at variance with our neighboring states. Washington put out an order that did not sufficiently consider the New England situation' and its possible shortage in sugar until the -Cuban crop arrives. It authorized Mr. Brooks to seek to prevent duplica tion of sales, storage and continua tion of the system heretofore inef fect. In view, however, of the vol untary honor basis in effect in sev eral states, Mr. Brooks is very glad to release the people of Vermont from the card system and to trust them with their sugar on a volun tary basis, and the dealers to sell no more than a 30-days' supply. The Red Cross Christmas Roll Call. About half the quota of members had been secured on Thursday' and it is hoped that Brighton will attain its assignment of 1200 members by Monday night. The committee wishes to express their thanks to those whose member ship ran to next June for their will ingness to renew at the present time. At this time also the local branch desire to thank all who have con tributed to the success of the Red Cross work during the past year by giving their time, their money or any other thing of. value, and we wish you all a Merry Christmas. NO FIXED QUOTAS FOR 1919. So great Is the faith of the American Reil t'ross'ln the American people that no quotas have been assigned to Red Cross Ohnptersifor the enrollment of members in the Hed Cross Christmas Roll Call. Universal membership is the goal. Chapters are limited only by the number of people in their Ju risdictions. The Roll Call will be fin ished only when every available per son, without regard to age or sex, has been enrolled. Children may Join only through the Junior Red Cross Auxilia ries, and their membership dues are twenty-five cents a year. The chief aim In enrolling Is not to raise money but to Increase the membership. Spe cial emphasis Is laid upon the regular membership at $1.00 per year, but priv ilege will be given to enroll as a Con tributing Member at $3.00, Sustaining Member at $10.00, Life Member at $50.00 or Patron at $100.00. THii CLIMAX TO VICTORY. During the week before Christmas the entire American people will have the priTllege of answering the Red Cross Christmas Roll Call. The re sponse should roar through the land with a unanimity that will stimulate to the uttermost the hopes of men In all parts of the earth. It will there fore be the climax of American Ideal ism and will usher, In Christmas with a Red Cross membership approximat ing the census figures. What the Red Cross wants Is the approval of the American people of the Red Cross pol icy, and such approval will have the highest significance In the, eyes of suf fering people everywhere. President Wilson leads the response and passes along the message, "I summon you to the comradeship." B. H. S. WINS FROM GORHAM IN FIRST GAME OF SEASON. In The Opening Game of The Sea son B. H. S. Met A Husky Bunch But Won By a Score of 29 to 13. Last Friday night, B. H. S. and Gorham Independents matched their skill in playing basket-ball. It was an exciting game but, as always, the High School was ahead when the final whistle blew. The game was fast and B. H. S. had to hustle to beat their opponents, but they were capable of it and won out with a good lead. Stevens proved to be the fast man, as he got 12 points from the floor and 5 points from free throws, although Rooney, Marsh, King and Roby had a hand in the affair. The score at the end of the first period was 18 to 4 in the High School's favor. The final score was 29 to 13. The attendance was 153, and to tal, amount taken in was $37.25, which was a good sum, although the B. A. A. wishes to have more next time. The lineup follows: Gorham B. H. S. Gorham C. Roby C. Leavitt R. F. Stevens R.' F. Pluppo L. F. Rooney L. F. Gillio R. G. King R. G. Roache L. G. Marsh L. G. - Timekeeper ; Foster, Scorer ; Saun ders, Time, .2 20 minute periods. Score 29 13. . This week, B. IL S. will tackle Richmond and Newport at those towns. CELEBRATING THE ARMISTICE IN FRANCE From a Letter Written at Boulogne, France, by Timothy C. Dale to His Father, Congressman Porter H. Dale, November 11, 1918. Gee! What a time there is in this old town tonight! At three, or as it is called here, fiifteen o'clock this afternoon, all the guns on the hill and on the boats in and coming into the harbor, began firing, all the whistles, sirens and bells on the boats, factories, etc. be gan sounding, and they haven't stopped yet. Down town the build ings are decorated with the flags of the allies. The storekeepers, bar tenders and others are out shining up the lights that haven't shone for the past three years. Soldiers are parading the streets carrying flags." Bands, Scotch bagpipes, drun.a and wind instruments of all description me leading ih';m. The civMll.itis arc shaking hands and kianin one an other as though it were an old tiiiie reunion. Yet, there is in every heart a sad feeling that almost over comes the hilarity. Each soldier can not help thinking of his dead com rades who came out with him and' are not here to celebrate. Each mother thinks of her son who went out never to return. The realization of the sacrifices made during this war is strongly irrtpressed upon all as they try to enter into the spirit of the celebration. It is great to have lived through such a period of the world's history, yet it is greater to have died that such a period may be Imade in the advancement of the world. The inner history of this war will never be written and pre haps it 'is better that it never be suggested. I am looking forward with great expectations to the day we shall start for" home. This will be a Thanksgiving never to be forgotten. I do hope that you may get over here before I go home, so that we may travel over some of the country together. Wishing you all a Merry Christ mas and a Happy New Year. There will be a grand concert and ball at the opera house, Tuesday evening, Dec. 31st. Fine concert, 8 to 9, Dancing 9 to 2. Music by Small's orchestra of six pieces. Adv. NOTICE AH persons having , accounts against the town of Brighton are requested to hand them in so that the finacial report of the town can be closed Feb. 1, for no bills will be accepted for the annual report after the above date. Per Order Selectmen. 1000 Members Wanted on the Red Cross Christmas Roll Call. Christmas Gifts . , There is nothing more acceptable for Christmas Gifts' than Diamonds, Jewelry, Toilet Sets, Silverware, Cut Glass, Watches, etc. Our line is complete. See our window display. Watch Inspector Grand Trunk Railway. T. C. CARR, Jeweler, ISLAND POND, VERMONT Fourth Liberty Loan Assessment Due Dec. 19th your 4th Liberty Loan assessment was due. Did you pay? If not call at the bank. Have You Joined the Red Cross ? Of course you have but there are some monthly pledges unpaid. PRACTICE SAVING This is the season to practice the saving. habit by depositing some money in the bank. What better Christmas present than a nest egg in the ISLAND POND NATIONAL BANK The Santa Claus Store We have had a splendid "sale "of toys, games, dolls, books, etc. and still have a very good stock of these goods which we wish to show you. Not being able to display our large line of Rockers and ether furniture to advantage on our sales floor, we fear von ma)' think we can not supply these goods. Please take notice that we probably never had a finer as sortment of Rockers and lied room Furniture. Rugs in large and small sizes, also other Floor Coverings, Couch Covers and Draperies, Table Runners in a variety of colors. There are a lot of things in House Furnishings in our stock that you should consider when thinking of your friends such as Percolators, Electric Irons, Electric Toasters, Electric Broilers. Electric Portable Lamps, a very pretty lot. As to Skis, Sleds, Skates and all such things we are sure we can please you. Another thing that all will enjoy: We have arranged a visit from Santa Claus for an hour on Monday the 23d, and if he has time will also make a call on Tuesday, so watch our windows for his appearance. A Merry Xmas to you. The Bosworth Store Company House Furnishers PEACE MAKES GREATER NEED Peace will not end the iNd of Red CroM relief work. On the contrary, the proclaiming of peace opens Dew fields of aerr- Ice for the Red Cross, and now, more thaa ever, the American 1 people will be called upon to A obey their generous Impulse to A bind up the world's wounds. Membership In the Red Cross r affords the noblest outlet for such Impulses. Every American should answer "Here" to the it Red Cross Christmas Roll Call. NOTICE The annual meeting of the Share holders of Island Pond National Bank, for the election of directors for the ensuing year and the trans action of any other legal business, will be held at their banking rooms in Island Pond on Tuesday, the four teenth day of January A. D., 1919, at two o'clock in the afternoon. L. A. Cobb, President Island Pond, Vermont, Dec. 14, 1918.