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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
"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
"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
"'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-;
"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
''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
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.

more than ever your
4 .
Bold by
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.


from Franca
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
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
Contributed to the Red Cross by Tunks Bros.
! 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
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.
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
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
«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
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
Herbert Pugmlra of Pish Haven,
who I« now stationed at Honolulu,
to hta sitter, Mrs. Arthur
of this city, under date of
April IS aa follows:
'Tour moat welcome letter recefv-'
tn all
l«>ry ln

■ i

/"'ll « rp« .
Cleaning Time!
■ !

ia at hand and we have a fall line of
Kalsotnine and House
with which to beanttfy your homes. Oar quality is the be i
st and our Prices are Right.



Roghaar s Cash Grocery. I


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.
For Pure Groceries
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.
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
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.

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