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TO BOVS IV ARMY CAMPS. la a recent statement the war dcpartmeut siruugly advisea agaiuai «liscouraKing letters to soldiers: "Recent reports from command ing generals of certain army divis ions indicate that one of the fruit-! ful causes of soldiers absenting themselves without leave, is the dis couraging letter from home, letters give alarming and exaggera ted reports of conditions surround- ; ing the soldier's family, that some member is desperately ill, that all are starving, or that they are being in some way harrassed. In instan ces such letters have so preyed upon ' the minds of soldiers that they have absented themselves without leave to go home, only to find that con ditions had been grossly exaggera ted. Such "Meanwhile, the soldier has been absent without leave—a serious mil itary offense, became one of facing the penalty or getting deeper into trouble by deserting. Sometimes a man's fear or pride has led him to desert. "Every soldier wants to receive letters from home. They should be frequent, cheerful and hopeful, ap preciative of the sacrifice he is mak ing for his country. They should be full of family incidents and of cheerful home gossip. They should i protect him from the trifling alarms j and small annoyances of everyday ! life. They should encourage him by giving full confidence that his family and his friends stand behind him in the great enterprise he has undertaken. "The value of such letters to a soldier is beyond estimate, harm that discouraging letters from home do to him is clearly indicated by reports at the Adjutant General's I office. Here are some extracts from recent reports of division command- i His problem then The ers: "'I find, also, that many of the! families of the men write to them of unsatisfactory conditions at home, sickness of relatives or how much various members of the fam ily wish to see the soldier. Theae letters so far as sickness, etc., are concerned are too often overdrawn, but, combined with the homesick feeling, often results in the man going absent and without leave and finally being dropped aa a de-; serter.' "T am now, through the news papers in Indiana and through lecturers in Kentucky whom we are able to meet through the offee of adjutant general of that state, endeavoring to advise the home peo ple of these men of the seriousness of these offenses and that their ef forts should be to assist every man In performing the duty that has devolved upon him, to lighten his worries and, above all. to regard de sertion in Its proper light. I shall also get the West Virginia papers j to institute a eampaingn of educa-l tion along similar lines.' " A division inspector submitted the following in this connection: '"While stationed at Columbus Barracks, Ohio, last year I was s a member of a general court-martial that tried approximately 100 enlist ed men for desertion from National Guard regiments stationed on the border. I believe I am safe In say ing that at least 90 per cent of them gave as the reason for desertion the fact they had received letters from home to the effect that a wife, sis ter, or mother wae either very ill, or in destitute stances, and begged the man come home at once. Many of them ad mitted that when they arrived at home they found that the writer of the letter had exaggerated condi tions.' dying. clTcutn trash ''Many young soldiers, from home, suffer from homesick ness, no matter how army officers try to make their surrounding as pleasant as possible and provide proper amusements. Extraordinary measures have been taken by the War Department during the past year to keep the young soldier ac tively engaged while In camp with sports and amusements and com forts that a wholesome psychol ogy might be sustained, type of soldier will yearn for home and fall into a brooding mood, is obvious how harmful to him and to the service a discontented letter from home might be." Still, a It WORDS FROM HOME Statements That May be .Investiga ted. .Testimony of Montpe lier Citizens. ! When », Montpelier citizen comes to the front, telling hie friends and neighbors of bis experience, you can rely on his sincerity. Th© Btfttd* ments of people residing in far away places do not command your confl denec. Hbme endorsement is the kind that backs Doan's Kidney Pills. Such testimony is convincing. In vestigation proves it true. Below is a statement of a Montpelier resi dent. No stronger proof of merit. can be had William Irving, farmer. Fourth street, says: "I have used Doan's ; Kidney Pills and so have others in my family. w " have alwavs been pleased with the results. - have had any of those kidney back aches and the kidney secretions have been highly colored and profuse, I have always used Doan's Kidney Pills. Doan's have never failed to strengthen my kidneys and relieve me In godd shape." ' Price 60c at all dealers. Don t simply ask for a kidney remedy— get Doan's Kidney Pills—the same that Mr. Irving had. Foster-Miltmrn : ■ __ We have always been When I Co., Buffalo, N. Y. ■ GORDON more than ever your 4 . HAT -4* Bold by E. L. BURGOYNE * SONS. WE'LL WIN . What does it mean to you to know that your American Red Cross : Is supporting 50,000 French children. Sends supplies to 3.428 French military hospital«. Provides 2,000 French hospitals with surgical dressings. Is operating thirty canteens at the front line. Is operating six other vanu>«u» at French railway junction«, aerving 30,000 French soldiers a day. Operates a movable hospital In four unit«, accommodating 1,000 min. Is operating a children's refuge in one part of the war «one; and in another a medical center, and traveling dispensary, both capable of agooaumodattag more than 2,000 children. Has opened a long chain of warehouses stocked with hospital supplies, food, soldiers' comforts, tobaceo, blankets, etc., all tha way from tha seaboard to th<* Swiss frontier. Has warehouse capacity for 100,000 ton«. Has 400 motor cat's and operate« 7 garage«, making all repair«. Had shipped 46 freight car loads of assorted supplies ta Italy within two weeks after it began operating in the former Had a battery of motor ambulance« at tha Piave United States declared war on Austria. Started a thousand different activities in Italy at the tiiqe that aatloa was in it* most critical condition. Has established 5 hospitals in England and operates a workshop for hospital supplies employing 2.000 women. And that 120,000 cases of supplies have been received at the Paris headquar ters of .the American Red Cross from your various chaptei-s scattered throughout the United States. I ,» ( I j I c ■ S from Franca country. front four days aftar tha What does all this mean to you? And that is but a fraction of the work your Red Cross has done and is doing. It means that without this ceaseless, heroic work of the American Red Cross we could never win this war. Without your Red Cross quick, vital help« to keep Italy in the fight for Liberty would not have been possible. Without your Red Cross thousands of French soldiers now gallantly fighting for you at the front would have died of wounds, exposure and lack of food. And great and wonderful as has been the work of the American Red Cross in the past, still greater and more wonderful must it be in the future—for now your boy is in the fight Your Red Cross cannot neglect France, England, Italy, Serbia, Roumania and little Belgium. It must give them all constantly increasing help, for the men of these countries have been fighting our battles. But now we must all redouble our efforts and sacrifices for our Red Cross because a million mothers' sons are going to carry the stars and «tripes to the greatest victory God has ever given to men fighting for honor and liberty. With the help of your Red Cross your boy will win. Contributed to the Red Cross by Tunks Bros. -■ est , OLD TIME ENGINEER GAINED 20 POUNDS ! Wouldn't Take All Money In Universe For Good Tanlac Did Him » f Everybody in Jacksonvilie FU either knows or has »eard of Eu glneer Char J Weeks who run* the Seaboard Air Un .® between JacksonvHie «ind Tam pa. M . Weeks bears the distinction of being the second oldest engineer »n point of service with his roa< *» * been witl1 tbe com P an y thirty-five years. He is a man or very temper ; ate habits, tew words and strong convictions. According to his own statement he has never taken a drink . ... , . _ .nly has a splendid record for elfl deucy as a railrad man. but Isi h eldIn the very highest esteem b> his fello citizens In Jacksonville. ..j. ye gained twenty pounds on seveE bottles of Tanlac and feel aa ' well and happy as I did whoa a boy," t s&td Mr Weeks to the Tanlac repre tentative who had called by special , QVltation at his attractive residence, 2139 Lydia Street, for bis statement a. few da vs ago. .J »d with F ° r "ÏÏÏÎLJEET sorL" U he continued, "and at times; during the past fifteen years I didn't think I would last much longer. To. tell you the truth, I finally reached the point where 1 didn't much care; whether I lived or died. "Alter eating I would have so : much gas on my stomach and would get so* puffed up I couldn't hardly fasten my clothes on. My food would sour and curdle, and I would have heartburn so bad I would feel like a piece of hot iron was laying In my stomach, and the pains were simply According to his own statement he has never taken a drink or used tobacco in any form. He not ■ awful. To tell you the truth, I Just don't know how 1 lived. I could est no meats or sweets of sny kind, and for days I would have to live almost entirely on bread and water. God only knows how I suffered. I Just can't describe it. The pains around my heart and the palpitation were so Intente I thought at times 1 must have heart trouble. I couldn't find anything to relieve my troubles, altbough 1 tried hard. "Tanlac was so highly recom mended to me that I bought a bottle and cannot express In words bow grateful I feel for the good it has done mo. Just think of It—a few bottle«, of this medic!»* bus made me feel bettor than I have In fifteen vear*—li seems almost unbelievable but it's tbo plain, simple truth. I can now eat anything placed before me. and everything agrees with me per fectly, and I enjoy my sleep as much , «s s child, aad I'm feeling jgst fine I feel so nimble I could hold a good runner a _ "If anybody doubts my Maternent you can Just tell them to writ* me n person*l letter end I 11 answer It. I 11 he only too glad to have tbe opportu »«y of telling them what this great medicine ha. done for me " Tanlac Is sold in Montpelier bv the Modern Drug Co.—Advt. Rheumatism cause* more pain and suffering than any other disease for the reason that It Is the most common of all Ute. and U te car-, talnly gratifying to sufferers to know that there te a remedy that will afford relief, and make rest and steep pomible. It te called berlaln'a Liniment. 1 n every way. hink ight foot-race. "Tanlac has entirely relieved m« >f the things that troubled me so 'ong. and I Just don't know how to «apres* my gratitude. I wouldn't be in tha same shape I was In before 'or all tÿe money In the universe ABOUT RHEUMLATIHM DUTY OF YOUNG PEOPLE TO Bl'Y HAVING« HTAMPH One of the unusually good four minute speeches written by the pub-> lie school pupils of Idaho, was that written by Richard Howard of the, class of 1919 In (be Pocatello high school. The young man's father, Dr W. F. Howard. Is Brigade Surgeon* at Camp Lewis. The lad's speech lei as follows: Most of tha boys In this high school probably wish that they were fight ing "over there." They want to be in the fight. But there la another phase of warfare which, if not Inrolv ng nearly so much risk and sacrifice, a just as important Our boys In 'ranee need food, ammunition, guns. Stamp will buy him « steel helmet which may save hte life, or will feod him tor a week. M «11! give him « hundred bullet, to shoot at the kateor Cba»-or.P.irof £ 0 « ** **£ 1 Thrift »tamp or one War Having. nd proper clothing. A vast amount •f money la eeeoeo to supply the sol liera and sailors of our country lu You or 1 cannot under «artiste. «und the significance of nineteen bil lion dollar*, huf w* might know lomethfng of 1U meaning when w# ire told that ta all of Us previous hje tory, the United «Utes bee a*«d ap proximately twenty-six hlllllon dol lars. aad that daring this year it Intend* to appropriate nineteen bil lion dollars, more thaa half of the to tal a ou* history will go to supply the »old 1 er* in France end in the training campe Let as see. therefore, what Thrift Stamp« and War Savings Stamps will hay for the Bemmtee "over there." If yoa bay 00 « thrift stamp, yon may. by supplying hire with an Identifie« appropriated in all its pr«vi Moet of this amount lion tag. enve a soldier from aa an knowa grave. Ose Wer Herings Ht»ap «Ul help » (mi dMl toward «ma* A soldier W«r fievtng« dt»»!» *m devised le who could not la <1* could »till aid rift Stamp» were *> that the peuple i vest It. Ubwrty Bus iHitry. Thi their tlevts.nl that school child ran might save up and buy War Havre«* Stamp* Moat hoys and girla would be tempt ed too much by eaadle* and picture »boas to sava up four dollars and fifteen cents, so the smaller stamp* ware put out. Hence U la th» duty of »vary high »*b«o| boy and girl to buy th.-*. stamps If you fall to do oo you may be losing th» lif» of sum.' »ulriler "over there" by not supplying him with th» prop«r equipment Beeid»*, th»»» stamp» haar Interest ami »r» tha saf»at inventaient you own mak». Th»r»for», buy War Havings Stamps <d t'Hlav, und I will try and auawer It while I have a few momenta I» spare, for we are kept very buay getting ready for Erlu. and It la the wish of ,» vt »».»ns tn vr here that we will get a chance at the llochca toon, so If 11 don'i write very often you wtlKkn-.w that I am either training my eya for' the rifle sights or learning to tie morn ««-curate with the large guns If every soldier In Uncle Ham's armv 'la training a» hard aa us boy* over H»rt* (n Hawaii, It I* eure to be a vie lter for us We are in the next to h*gh»»t branch of the service and hay« tyi he almost jwrfert 'branches for Ihe roast arlll elude» work of the Infantry, heavy urtlllery. light field artillery and ma chine gun work, and to show how well we are Instructed In all branches 1 will *lv« pou an account of ao«ie of HOYR IN HONOLULU ARE TRAINING MARI* Herbert Pugmlra of Pish Haven, who I« now stationed at Honolulu, to hta sitter, Mrs. Arthur of this city, under date of write« Burkd April IS aa follows: 'Tour moat welcome letter recefv-' tn all l«>ry ln we * ■ » ■ i ■ ■ ■ /"'ll « rp« . Cleaning Time! ■ ! ■ ■ ia at hand and we have a fall line of # Kalsotnine and House Varnishes with which to beanttfy your homes. Oar quality is the be i st and our Prices are Right. ■ « ■ ■ ■ ■ m m m t» m : Roghaar s Cash Grocery. I m m ■ PHONE I4T ■ a Don't Forget »bout that tittle automobile we are going to give away on May 15. One ticket with each $1 pur chase. And remember we sell only the higheet grade groceries and foodstuffs at prices aa low aa any store la Montpelier. WKTP 1 Headquarters For Pure Groceries WE HANDLE ONLY GROCERIES AND FOOD STUFFS THAT YOU MAY ABSOLUTELY DE PEND ON AND IN ADDITION YOU ALWAYS GET AS LOW PRICES AS ARE OBTAINABLE IN MONTPELIER WE RECOMMEND TO YOU OUB Modern Meat Maket where th« best meats, poultry, fruits aad v«f*tal>l«s arc always for your Mteetiao. W. J. Gockett Here Co. Successor« to F. 0. Company the r.s. r.:« «Aich wp A**« mad« in ! record "üh the ltlJuh mortar (usa. »ad In lit; we tnok the record la «mail arm* of the ccUat defeaee, and I made th. h!*heet record of aar pri vale In our company which was ITS <>Ut of a puaatble 100 ■' rat cluas private and a Oral class gunner " ! 1*14 >ur company toad« the world's raAa'.'iPil •With f h sa 1 t iilt .-K rnoe«a » •>. 1 am now a SEN ATOR ATM LUTON IN til IIKKN ATORIAL RACK. Senator S I* Atherton of Twin Kails county, baa Mtrtnally entered lh<- race for the republican nomina tion for governor. subject to tha will of the voters at th« primary »lection In announcing Ala caitditlacy Senator Atherton aaya; Tha greatest problem before as at th» present tun» ta the complete mob ilisation and co or.ltnntlou of all our resources for tha pro sweat ton of tha war to a «nick and »implot» victory for freedom It Is a time when tha biggest an.l *>«#1 men should h» called to «he »orvlc« of the State to guida •<» .•our».- through thill war I have no poUey lo announce at •hl» time except to sal that If I were governor I should put the beet that la 1,1 A»» *ut>> the work The governor's office Is largely » baiitnca* office I should hrtng mv best Judg hear on all questions sind nee i on merit with due regard to the opln '«»na of men of known ability and la ! tegrUy." ment to that en ergy amt coojtPiny prevailed In the department» aud everybody given a ».mart, deal In my Judgment that la all any man can honestly promis» at this tin* Qu»*ltona pf what would be th>- beat |ndlcy are of « ourse bound to nri*«. in iln- rourau «if a gubernato rlsl term. As they should Come up to n >" I should endeavor to decide them Th* Kiatnlnsr *«0fi a year.