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"Fruit--Hv" I Made From The
Juice Of Apples. Orange, Figs And
PraMi ; With Tonica.
WONDERFUL-RECORD OF k
Thouiandt Of Sufferer In England
And Canada Owe Their Recovery
"Fnrit-a-tives" is now made in the
T'nited States. This will he welcome
news to thousands of people who have
teen sending toCanadu for their supply
of these famous tablets, which are
made from the jitters of apples,
granges, Jigs and pt u ties.
So great has been the demand for
"Fruit-a-tives" from all parts of the
United States, that the proprietor
deemed it wise to establish a branch
right in this country.
Offices and fruit tablet works are in
sctive operation at Ogdensburg, New
"York from which point druggists and
jjeueral stores are being supplied.
"FRUIT-A-TIVES" is the only
medicine in the world made from fruit
juices. An Knglish physician in
Ottawa discovered a process wherehy
fruit juices may be combined in such
n way that the natural medicinal pro
ierties of fruits are many times
"Froit-a-tives". has many times
proved its value in cases of Stomach,
Liver and Kidney Trouble in Rheu
matism, Headaches, and Neuralgia
in Dyspepsia and Constipation in
Nervousness, general -weakness and
"Fruit-a-tives" is sold by dealers
at 50c. a box, 6 for $2.56, trial size,
25c. or sent postpaid on receipt of
price by Fruit-a-tives Limited,
Ogdensburc, New York.
JONES HAD A POOR MEMORY
Hujband Blamed Wife for Not Turn
ing Off Gas in Stove Forgot He
Shut Off Meter.
Speaking at n dinner. Scnflt,
W. Nnfrls'-of Whrnsfch rtirerrwtl- to
jibe beauty of bavini: n good nieinory,
I and fittingly related this story:
At eight O'clock In the gor'dng one
jduy Inst summer the Jones took
(trunks, grips ail(l SUltCUses, and
Mtustled.for the railroad station. Twen
ty mlnufci laWlu jTOCi3shed up
to th .Ji.n-.-? Iv.ii 0 ii i 1
Wlmt's the matter, old rnau?'' asked
a kindiv disposed uelrhbor, "''n.'rt
'your r:llroad ticket?"
- MN' answered .lei).-.:, howing
left a kettle of water DoIHng on me
gas si..v.-. Didn't. thiufC it.tinlit NV0
reached the -Uit'-rs. Ycu can ;il .
depend on n yumaii 1 have a iiin.i
JJfce'.lhni." So. saving, Jones unlocked the dour
ami hWtonod Into the lmu.se. In about
two minutes he came out again with
his features puckered Into a peculiar
"How (Jld you lind It?" cheerfully
asked tho neighbor. "Sizzling to beat
u loconiotlvei I suppose."
"No," guiltily answered Jones, "I
bud forgotten that I bad turned the
gas off at the meter."
The humblest Individual exerts some
Influence, either for goofl or evil, upot
Peanuts Are Hand Sorted.
Chinese peanuts are usually bam:
yrted by yoiner after being silted.
Wanted to Buy
All kinds of BURLAP BAGS.
Highest prices paid. Also junk of
JOE CONNEL - 209 River St.
THE EVENING BANNER
BKKS'LNGTUN - VJEIUIONT
Saturday, December 29. 1917.
News of tha Town ant Villa TH
Briefly fcr Busy Adra
l'earl White In the gripping serial
"The Fatal Ring" at liarte Theatre.
I-'ram-is Itrazil left bay. Shore, L. I.,
Thursday for , Pensaeola. Fla.. where
ho will br stationed for the winter.
It. S. Looniis was able to be at his
store today after being off duty for
two or three days because of illness.
Kverybody's favorite, Gladys ilu
lette In "The Last of the Carnaby's"
in live acts at Harte Theatre today.
Harry Hosier moved his family to
day from their home in North Hen
rtington to their own home on Kim
; tl eer.
Orry Martoll of it. Uviiie, N J. is
the guest of his grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. l.ouls Bergeron of Depot
Thomas Craven of Co. K, 302nd
Engineer Corps, who has been spend
iii!.' Christinas with his father. John
Craven, has returned to Camp Up t bit,
It i . . . J-
Daniel Fitzgerald and Samuel KeT
Eon, who enlisted recently as machin
ists in the aviation department of the
navy, left Albany Friday afternoon
for Psnsacohv '"'a
John J. Hayes, who returned early
in 'the week from the Samarltjn hos
pital whore the has been undergoing
treatment, was able to be out of doors
Friday for a brief period.
The officers of the O. K. S. and
those that are to take part in the
new march will meet in tho Temple
Sunday afternoon at :i o'clock for a
ri hearsal. Please he there that we
may commence at I! sharp.
Corp. August Kelsou of company 1.
first Vermont, who has been at the
homo of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Hans Kelson of Old Bennington, left
Friday for New York where he will
make a brief stav before returning to
Jamp (Jreene, Charlotte, N. C.
Roger Biggins of Arlington, who
enlisted In the infantry early In the
war and tHlpM rgimnt is now In
Franco, was in Bennington Friday or
his way to Portland, Me., where he
Is at present attached to headquar
,lt,is,. ikte, , in ., the,,, summer While
.'..; inti baseball at camp iie was in
jured while, sliding a base and was in
the hospital for some .weeks. He
'.iatf. t'.ifi e ti'coveredi atld is lODinr tot
a k T.u tr -r.-i.M n. v. v.rt
tq.'.iojn bis regiment all
United Suites iiTiONJ quarried1 gran
lte valued at S17,4182.
(Mtited States national bunks hae
$10,000,000,000 In deposits.
lj ancylvtitUa railroad bat sent 2,540
employees to war.
VERY MM A
POISON :i II liJ CTION
Few folks suffering from kidney
and bladder troubles ever think that
the meals which they are taking are
hastening their death. Every morsel
of food taken gives up its quantity of
utlc acid. This poison is taken into
the systeat throng!) a diseased condi
tion of the kidneys and bladder. In
the healthy, man nature provides an
outlet for this poison, Those In ill
health must take a medicinal help to
drive 'this death-dealing poison from
the system. For over 200 years
GOLD MED AD Haarlem Oil Capsules
have been doin : this work. They
efte.rt prompt :elief in all diseases
arising from kidney abd bladder
troubles. Don't put off this vital
matter of attending to your health un
til it Is time to make your tuner il
arrangements. Get a box of GOLD
MEDAD Haarlem Oil Capsules today.
Look for the genuine. Your druu
gisl sells them. They are .guaran
teed or money refundor. Insist on
COLD MEDAL Brand.
Mrs. Frank Pratt of Brattleboro is
visiting her sister. Mrs. Edward Q-,
Mrs. V. H, Cornell spent Christmas
with her mother in Fort Edward.
Mrs. -Nellie Maddere of Albany was
a recent guest at Thomas Howe's.
On account of the cold weather the
morning servico at the Congregation
al church will be held in the chapel
instead of the church.
Morning worship at the Congre
gational church at eleven o'clock.
Theme of sermon "What the Strong
Owe to the Weak". Evening worship
at seven o'clock. The pastor will at
tempt to nnswer the question: "Is
Work Anything More Than a Neces
The funeral of Michael Madden,
who died at the Vermont Soldiers'
Home, Tuesday, aged seventy-three
years, was held Friday morning from
St. John the Baptist Church. Rev.
Thomas Burke olticfatlng. Mr. Mad
den served in Company U. First Ver
mont cavalry- Until a few years ago
he resided in California. Mrs. John
Mooney of this villuge is 'a siBter.
Burial was In the St. John the Bap
The Baptist church welcomes all
to its sendees Sunday. Morning
worship at 10: 30. Sermon by pastor
on theme "What Is Your Life?" In
the evening he Will speak on "An Old
Resolution Hut a tlood One" at the 7
O'clock service. Sunday school and
Christian Endeavor at the usual
hours. The Christian Endeavor Soc
iety amiounecs a Watch Night Social
on Monday night at 8:30. On Thurs
day nighi occurs the Annual Roll-Call
anil Business Meeting.
BETTY WALES BIRTHDAY
Celebration Last Night by Nichols'
Nine members of the Nichols store
participated last evening in a mam
moth birthday party. This "party"
was held simultaneously in six btin
dred different cities, large and small
from Canada to Mexico, from the At
lantic to the Pacific.
The same program was carried out
in all the agencies, the object of th
occasion being to celebrate the sec
ond anniversary of the Betty Wales
.Tho local celebration was lie'ld in
C10 Nichols" block with L.Ji. Nichols
presiding as master of ceremonies!.
As soon as the guests had assembl
ed, Mi'. Nichols opened the "mystery
box" which had been sent from New
fork. From it he took a black Sttuij
cap and gosgles which he immediate
ly assujujtd along with Uy;. attitude
of 8cbooln.-5s;or. . Jllf a'jskvel ho
rapped for oriler. aod alter appoint
ing Mis,' Ruth Temple as monitor to
distribute song books, "school" was
opchd by lustily singing '-The star
The tirst "lesson" of the day waft a
iiLTure puzzle originated ''especially
for the occasion by" Sam Loyd! the
world famous "Puzzle Man." Each
picture represented sonje item found
in a Betty Wales dress arid the prize
was Sam l.oyd's Book of Ftizzles.
At recess a new game of trying to
took like a B. W. Tloskin was
played. A consolation prize for the
loudest, laughter was given to Miss
Another facinltating "lesson" was
thai in dress designing where each
one was provided with small samples
of materials such as are used in mak
ing Betty Wales DreBses. From these
pieces, each designed a dress over a
cut-out figure of Betty Wales herself.
An exhibit of the various designs
was most Interesting. That of Miss
Julia La.Marre was decided the hest.
In addition to receiving an appropri
ate prize, Miss LaMarre's design will
be sent to New York to compete for
a grand prize to be given to the best
design from among the 600 prize
winners from all tho other agencies
participating in the celebration.
Much spirited fun characterised
the entire "school-session." Mr.
Niciiols adding a great deal to the
success and gayety by getting every
one to enter fully into each number
Souvenirs were distributed to all.
These consisted of boxed copies of
the little doth bound volume called,
"Betty Wales, Business Woman"
To the many
Store Service a pleasure, we extern! our lhanks, and we
hope to serve 3 011 still better during the coming year. 4
The WALBRIDGE STORE,
GEO A. PARKER.
Additional souvenirs comprised book
lets in Imitation of leather pocket
books overflowing with suggestions
on "How to Fill Your Pocketbook."
Announcements were also made of
two contests with cash prizes, one
for the best slogan for Betty Wales
Dresses; the other for tho best let
ters on "Why Women Buy Betty
Wales Dresses." After school was
dismissed refreshments were served
bv Mrs. E. L. Nichols.
LIVE WELL IN FRANCE
Lieut. Munsell, Formerly of 1st Vt.,
Surprised at "Luxuries."
One of the best letters that have
come from France since the Vermon
boys arrived overseas has been written
by Lieut. W. Henry Munsell, former
ly of Wells River, who is with A com
pany. BJ3d machine gun company. Be
is the son of Dr. W. H. Munsell of
Wells River, and is a graduate of Nor
wick, 11)13. Ho taught for two years
at Springfield, Vt and one year in
Bellows Falls. He served with tho
Vermont troops on the border a year
ago last summer, and was stationed
last summer with tho 1st Vermont
regiment at Fort Ethan Allen, un
til the regiment was transferred to
Camp Bartlett and became a part of
the 103d. His letter, which gives an
Intimate picture of French life, was
written to his sister. Mrs. Cassius D.
Root of Springfield. Mass., who was
Miss Antha Munsell.
"Dear Sister: We are at last set ti
ed down in a little French village
where tho chickens, ducks and pigs
get under the front window, and the
suds and wash water How into the
street in true Franclse style and tho
more than abundant rain washes it
away to a brook that winds through
"This may be 'Sunny Frauce', but I
fail to see where the sunny part comes
in. Thus Tar It has rained every day
or been cold or cloudy. Wood seems
to be very scarce around here, al
though the hills are covered with
woods. If one has nothing to do but
loaf he has to freeze. All the houses
here are made with layer upon layer
f tlat stones until uny stray drop of
water would get disgusted trying to
get through and at last fall into tho
"All the houses have .at least two
stories. Our town has about 30
houses packed closely along the nar
row, crooked street. Wo also have
a church with three chimes, which
st tike the hours, angelus, etc.
"I wish you could see . the house
I'm rooming In, my room, the furni
ture, etc.; you would certainly enjoy
it. My host and hostess', Monsieur
and Mme. Mannlerre, are quite elder
ly. They have a. son who lias been
in the war three years and is a 'pro
Ctireur jjubllqUo in some small town
near Nancy. Monsieur Used to be a
professor In a school in a nearby
town, where he tauaht German, so if
we get st tick mi Fren :.h-he fires Dutch
at Boynton (who rooms with me) who
speakes it quite well. Monsieur is
also a good sport - Juid full' of fun.
"Mine. Mannierro is a very Intelli
gent woman and jolly; she is a grent
help to us In learning to talk French.
She can slow down to our speed. . I
think she was a school teacher, for
?he understands the how of teach
ing. She thinks our pronunciation
awful, and I wish you could hoor her
try to pronounce English. These
people are of the '400' of the town
and are quite sanitary' for they don't
use the old-fashioned front sink.
They have a nice stove which they
use for getting dinner, while tho
others In the town use the fireplace
for botli cooking and heating pur
poses. Wc have a good lire
in the lireplaco and are keeping
"Breokfnst is our light meal, we
usually gel a big bowl of coffee, toaU
ed bread, and a sort of prune jelly
(very delicious) and cheese. The
bread is fine, a dark bread, some
thing like oatmeal or graham bread.
It is either baked in a round flat ioaf
about lx inches in diameter or in
long narrow loaves like German
bread. Wo have nice soups, rabbit,
chicken, pork and beef for meats.
The men are getting fresii meat and
bread from brigade headquarters and
are being well fed. I think the lfttth
infantry is in some village near
"Had a very unusual day. This
morning noticed 'a funny looking cord
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Deposit $ .25 weekly and get $ 12.50 plus Int.
Bennington, Vt. .
k fri , n jfc
hanging beside the lamp, and the. old
couple' not b ed me''r(WgTn'aT"kirr
had told thm 1 was physics teach
er, so they asked if I could repair
Whatever it was. To my great amaze
ment I found it was a press button
to ring an electric, bell in the kitchen
to summon the 'domestique.' What
do you know about that. In this out
of the way hole? They had two old
fashioned sal ammoniac . cells, which
hadn't run for six years, so I spent
my morning ressurrectlng those bat
terie; after they had produced some
sal ammoniac salts, and to their
great satisfaction the bell now rings
as of old.
"1 also noticed that another set of
wires led into another room and a
second surprise was in store. I
found a line large room, evidently a
study, with a piano In it, an npilglu,
and one of the most beautiful quart
ered oak floors In this room you ever
saw, not a knot in It, and polished
and waxed in tine shape Well, this
find nearly floored us. I could see
Boynton itching to get ut that piano,
for just this morning wo were wish
ing we had some musical instruments
to amuse ourselves with. Boynton
only wanted a pipe, organ, but re
marked he would be content with a
piano, The couple told us the piano
belonged to their son. and I was able
to hint that Boynton could play, so
now we have some sort of entertain
ment. 1 wish you could see the
inlaid quartered oak panels around
this room- someone who lived here
must have been a fine wood worker,
"For supper tonight tho little girl,
who works for Madame made some
real French fried potatoes. She cut
them up in slices as w'e have them,
put them Into a little kettle which
they call 'fine casserole," put in quite
a bit of butter, set the casserole be
side the. fire, raked somo live coals
under the kettle, and let them cook.
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a u u
NO CHARGE TO JOIN
f , vgjjfr, t jfjfr, kJfci l Jk,
Say. I wish they had invited us, to
Slipper'; we only room here.
"Don't you think we were mlghiv
lucky to get into such a home? f
forgot to tell you about that feather
bed 1 sleep on, real goose foather
bed, with a sort of square pillow on
top which is used for a cover, and
makes me so warm I have to pick it
off in the middle of the night. Don't
wotry about your poor brother. He
has fallen into the lap of luxury.
Remember me kindly to all the peo
ple I met and tell them I am having
a line time."
The Cow Won.
An official of the board of health In
n Massachusetts town notified a eltf
yi'n that his license to keep a cow on
lii premise had expired. In reply to
this letter the official received the fol
"Monsieur Bord of Helt I Just, get
your not is that my liceus to keep my
cow bus expire. I wish to inform you.
M'slenr Bind of Helt, that my cow she
beat you to It she expire t'roe week
ago, Muih oblige. Yours with repek
Free of Charge.
Why suffer with indlgestlou, dys
pepsia, torpid liver, constipation,
sour stomach, comingup-of-food-after
fating, etc., when you can get a
sample bottle of Green's August
Flower free at Win. D. Ookay's This
medicine has remarkable curative
properties and has demonstrated its
efficiency by fifty years of success.
Headaches are often c aused by a dis
August Flower is put up in .'!0 and
00 cent bottles. For sale in all
"klfci tifr lft hn,f kJ
The annual meetinc of the Stock-
' holders of the Bennington County
j National Bank, of Bennington, Vt..
j will bo held in their banking rooms
ou Tuesday the 1st day of January,
1918, at 10 o'cIock a. m., ror the pur
pose of electing a Board of Directors
for the ensuing year and to transact
such other business as may properly
come before it.
Howard A. Wilson.
December 1. 1D17.
Order now for Spring delivery
irorn large stock at warerooms
7 Clinrcb St., Nor Bennington
JAME S. CLARK
THAT PROTECT AND PAY
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