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'iff HemiovaS Announcement'
MA stJtzzzt 2"- AND stoves frr the wa,be - mf Im Vr ' HAWKS BUILDING ON UNION STREET iMfy "KSl . fM j UJil near the Post Office. We are now better equipped than ever to render our patrons a dependable service sfWhk M y HS!!! tomprehensne assortments of wSSflft,1! feSSSLISSSlIIISEO PsJ ' Mk 11 -'Jr SERVICEABLE GIFTS Mliltf i ,;- . . . 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Wc have positions open in our inspect in department for experienced inspectors. Apply at once. & Roche1 B rotner shop L t BENNINGTON EVENING BENNINGTON BRIEFS ' News of the Town and Village Told Briefly for Busy Readers ! Attorney' J- K. HalchcMiT was in ! Manchester for the week end. - Teddy Cronin of Depot street, son j cf John Cronin, In re?overin from in- duel) ; Athur Kiel of Cohoes was lhi Sun day guest of hia brother, Kdward Kiel of Adams street. There will bv a dance ut Black tat ussoi-lation hall Wednesday Hurley's orchestra. Adv. evening. Mrs li irrv II Warren has returned!lmve HlIU'(I ln tle )aHt s0 wil1 ,el1 you . ."",. !.I'S t,f 0,ir "'P across very briefly. We ! last week by the death of an aunt. , ai)(i wpt ,() mnax BtaylJ, ,hei.() The County National Bank will be j two days. By the way, I saw Hie ef ! open Tuesday evening until it o'colck, j -'cts of that big explosion that occur- for the convenience of merchants, etc. i Winchcstc l....,.,..,iu ,,-lw. nflNi ' " . . , i fives, our convey across xon!iif,teil ' ale. Pennington. .J.,iS'0f twenty-four ships, one of which ! to spend the holiday va-j wa a British cruiser which was with i ijl'tdVlie ins'.: j at his home cation. Miss Mamaret Leonard of Scott street Is greatly improved irom a tew ! il.iv iiin.v: Hiid Is iiblc to about the ' house a"ain. J The lil! Christmas club of the County National bank is now open.! I It is an excellent ay of savin' 1 money regularly. Adv. i ! Mrs. Charles L Wel'es and son, ; Char es returned Sunday from New! 'York where they hd been spending' a few days the past wek. j Mr.5. Louis Kuplun lias relumed to , her home in Si'ringfie d ufter a sever : -A days visit with her sister, Mrs. Mor: lis Levin, jr., of Gage street. Miss Rosalind White Is at ine home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. llarrie C. I White for the holidays. She is a' student at Columbia I'nlversity. Mh s Kalh Hall, leader .0 Webster, Ma:'s., is rpeudin.i; the Chrisimas re cess with her grandmother, Mrs. Samuel It. Hall In Old Bennington. ; Miss Clarice White, student ut Sar- gent's school in Boston, is spending the Christmas vacation with her par ents. Mr. and Mrs. llarrie C. White. ! Al'eit Hall, Jr.. who has been hon orably discharged from the N. Y. Guards, has joined the V. S. Navy, (mid is now ut the Naval Training station at Newport. H. I. See how Char le Chaplin gen even with the coolies in his second million dollar picture. "Shoulder Anns," which will be shown ut the ilarte Tin! ' atn Christmas afternoon and evening. Ad'. Cards have been receiwd in Ben maintain a patrol re; a!r system for ! Warren Pierce Kd.-ns to Mr. and Mrs. Lee K. Kdens of ('l)ino. Cul. Mrs. Kde:is was foviii.1:!.' ' Miss Julia Loomis of this village. . Coming to the Ilarie Tlieatre. ChriKtnnn afternoon and evening, , Charlie Chaplin In his second million dollar picture, "Shou'der Anns.'' Throe reels of Charlie's idea of how .to lill the Huns. Don't miss it. Adv. i Prank P. Brazil, who arrived at Pel ham Bay last week from Ijueenstown, t Kngland, has been mustered out of i service In the naval reserve as avia-1 I Hon niechonie and is at the home ofj ;his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick i ' Brazil. ' Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Davenport! went to Dun bury, Conn., Sunday to 'Coming of Pt?;e Increases the Work ; spend Christmas with their daughter. ' of Thct Organization Mrs. Harrison W. Moore. Mr. Haven I Washington. Dec. lit The romiiiR port will return the latter part of I ho tf peat e has served to Increase ruth week while Mrs. Daveniiort will niakejer than diminish the work of thy an extended visit with other relatives. American Red Cross, Mild Provost ! "Take those feel In" commands the i Mnrshil Ceiieral dowder In a state-' Neraeaul. "In Where?" asks Dough- Issued today U connec Hun v illi boy Charlie Chaplin and then the1 H"" "'d Cross Christmas membership trouble begins In "Shoulder Arms", j ''I'K'Paign. hli second million dollar picture, 'he warm an end," he ald, ' vhi h fill be shown nt the Ilarte ',lu! "d Cross must turn its band to Theatre Chrhtmas nftcriiooit and j 11,1 '''l"'1" Hetlon of the devastated eUMilm: Adv. J"sl l''"veie,l from hostile occn- Mr. and .Mrs. .V Noveck ro'r dved word from their son, Abe Noveck.l mush hui In the iuimiI reserve, that! lie was to sail today on the De Kalh' for Fngland. The message was fid lowed by Rood news from their young ' est urn George, who Is stationed nt , Cam, i Deoiis. wbb h Informed Jhem that he w oilld be lib them v for ; Chi 1st mas. j Snpet Intehdeiit George P. Martin o ! the Soldiers' homo, who U undergo., lint treatment for ,; Injuinl kme, at the Pulmiyt Memoital hoepPul ci get-. una aioug iineiy. .nr. .oariin ten iwoiiug a noaid id Director tor Uie eus'i wcei.s ago leeeixlii an Inj iry w hl' li Ins e.ir and for any oilier proper uin1 i. in1-". I wajer on t!i knee. 'fh.. water necenfiary li'tslness. i havlif; heeir drained rrom tli-' woniiii Ralph A. Jom. Cashier, the knee will be plaeeij in a planter Dnti'd North Bennington, VI., Iiec. BANNER, MONDAY, DECEMBER, 23, 101S. , shaftsbury boy writes i Letter from Wallace Harrington While I in France. i Mr. and Mrs. Kred Harington of Soutli Shaftsbury have received the j following letter from their son, Wal-i lace Harrington, who is a member of Rattery ., ;UL'nd Field Artillery with! the American Expeditionary Forces lit : ! ranee: i I "Dear Father and Mother: I "(.'an write you now where 1 am as ! thi censor lus'alned the lid a bit, and 1 can also write you of the dilferent i places where we have been. I do not ; i know what part of the letters thev 'en m me naroor. ou will remein j her it was a shipload of high oxplo-i . " """ " -"l" 'h' :Aiur : us a'l the time. The rest of our es- . i i . . . . ,1H' iu?n wore some good old U. S. un ...mhii. uh oul ,J' Liverpool. We had a days Sulj. , marine attack in the Irish sea. There must have been several submarine but they did not get any of our boats. Kvery time a periscope showed an, the destroyers with their depth bombs certainly racd the devil with them. Two were i;unk. i "After staying two days in a rest camp at Liverpool, we went to Win chester to another, then Nri.h,nni;i,ji) ami acrot;;: the channel to Le Aftir another rest, we took a Harve. freight cur nde to Bordeaux where we train ed until coming up here the last of October. At present. I am on the St. Mlhlel sector about, half a mile be tween Verdun and St. Millie!. The town we occupy now is called ; u en Woevre- that is what i left (,r 'it. It was once occupied by the Huns and is partly blown to pieces. Am writing in a V. M. (. a. and as It is going to cl ';e soon ring off and write a ! k .ttrr. hu: will Corporal W.i!lu.i I! Battery (.'., 302nd American K. F. $244 FOR ONE DAY'G PAY Shipbuilding Employee Receives Enormous Wages. Boston, Dec. 19 -Ralph Adams' ( ram, member of the Boston pki: niu;: board, told the members of the Boston Housing association to lay that he bad found at tiie Fore River yard of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding corporation a die cutter who received $221 fur one day's pay. For a p. riod of four months this man averaged ?2::o every working day, Mr. ,; said. This according to Mr. Cram was considered by men at Fore River to be record wages paid during the war in American shipbuilding plants. The die cuilor, uernniing to Mr Cram, was given a p. w machine to work with which made it possible for him to Increase his output greatly while the piece work hais noon """ " as paw remained ii n cnaugocl fur the period of bis record wages. BIG TASK OF RED CROSS 1 1 ,M"''K an inose : e,))o wno, ror more man lour years, rive felt the heel of German oppnv j in. To cinba! lass its activities at tills time is to add misery and HulleiliiK." NOTICE ! The annual meeting ot the stock holder of lh Pint National Bank or North Bennington. Vt., will b held nt their banking housn on Tuesday, t!o seventh day of January, 1!U' at ii n'chu k. A. M for the purpose of eiec: i i best years of life stolen Spanish Influenza Epidemic Found ; Most Victims Under 30. New York, 'Deo. 13 -The Spanish! influenza epidemic which swept this! country during the autumn "stole", millions of (he best years of life from j American manhood and womanhood, j Henry Moir, au insurance authority of th.s city, declared here today. The average economic loss of active life in each case of death from the malady or Its aftermath was at h ast So years, saiil ;lr. Moir, emphasizing the peculiarity of the epidemic, which found most of its victims under 30 years of age, as compared with the average life of 55 and 60 years of per sons insured in well established com panies. Addressing the association of Life Insurance presidents, Mr. Moir, who is president of the Acturial Society of A mni'ir'a i!,i-rihpil haw ilio oitirlnmiii ........ :--- tiisiocatetf tlie standard of mor tality experience of the insurance companies in the past 15 years. Willi ,;o Pe-stllence taking toll of lives in the I i ii ... j 1 1 i . i i -""-" oidies uuu muauu uuring uuu I"""", ne sum, ine standards f : neaii u oi persons unner au were! ; iouna to ne ranch better thun at ny! i recorded time in the past. But tlu'j ; influenza rpideniic, causing S6.S2s deailis inM4 large cities in ei;;!it weeks, or an average of four of evury ' : 1.0'M) or the population, he added, ha;i ' brought a new element into the situa ' ' Hon. Investigation of claims before I several large insurance companies, lie j 'declared, showed that 1.1 per cent, of 1 ueiiins wee due to iniiiienza mil 1" r tent, to pneumonia following h ' nuenza. w nne less tnan - per ce:it. wer.! of persons over 55 years. ::c against SO per cent, under 40 and 6c j per cent, under 33. From these figures, thy m tuary; said, it was appart.rt tii.r il.u age of. niaximum virulence of l! e epidemic i had been under 30, ia!;it:;; the young1 a-id vigorous--''the. e whom we ex-i pecte-l to undertake much of the' world's work." Air. Moir warned the public, that there is no assurance that the danger I is past. "We learn," he sail, "that in-' lluenza is now revisiting Hurope and this time there are indications that it may b : :.. objectionable than the! mil.h'r form of midsummer. We! should, theref ire, take wuming from : this ro iu..; . and observe watchful' cure to prevent further infection.' since the disease has distinctly do- i crease! l; -fins to be dying out. in1 this oiintrv." ! err.: 0F1SIGN MINISTER Ccrm.-.n Minister to Denmark Re- ccives Appointment. Copenhagen, Dec. 21-Count Von-Bre- ,..'i ! I: nt..aa. the German miii i ter to Denmark, has been appointed German foreign minister, say Berlin repoi NOTICE Bennington County Savings Bank rha annual niecung of ttio corpora tors of the Bennington County Sav ings bank will bo held ut the olllce of said bank in Its hunk building ln Bennington, Vt., on the flrt Wednes day 1st day of January. A. I)., 1919 at 2 o'clock p. m., tor the purpose of electing a board of trustees for the year ensuim; nd tho transaction of any other business found necessary when met especially to 1111 vacancies In the number of corporators and to alter mid revise tho by laws. Chirles II. Dewey. Secretary, Dated ni Bennington, Vt., Nov. SO, 191K. NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING, The Hiinua! meeti'ig or the stock holders of the Coi,a y National bank w 1 be hehl at their Imnlihj rooms, Bennington, Vt., on Ti . day, January 7, HMD, at Id o'clock i.i 'ie fon.i'ion for the election of d!roct -,.- for the ensuing year and for the transaction of Pitch othrr buF.li.ts us may prop erly come I ef.ne the nieeiln. 'Dat( It. II Wotisi i-r, . Vt.. M e Cashier. 4. P.'IK. Annua C.mk Meeting Ti i:niiial neeiirg oi tUn share " i d. i of tln I'im National Bank of '' iriiu.Uotl, 't., for the election of . e uii and transaction of any " i.er business which may bo properly I.i ought before said meeting, will be io-d at the ban' ing house of said as soi'L.tioti en Tuesday, January 14th, l!'l! at ten o'clock n. m. L A. (Jraves, rtishlar. AVE YOUi Economize Avoid wasteful spending. Join our Christmas Club and save systematically during 1919. YOUR SAVED MONEY will insure your future Save a little money every week for the next fifty weeks and on December 13th, next, you will receive a check for trre lump sum, plus interest. WE HAVE SEVERAL PLANS that will make it easy for you to Save as you Earn. , Deposit S .25 weekly and get $ 12.50 plus Int. ' Deposit .50 weekly and get 25.00 plus Int. Deposit 1.00 weekly and get 50.00 plus Int. Deposit 2.00 weekly and get 100.00 plus Int. EVEKYBODY WELCOME. FIRST NATIONAL BANK BENNINGTON, VERMONT. FOR KINDLING AND BROILING IT HAS NO EQUAL FOK SAtE AT YOUR GROCERY STORE StBUim . i ; , iiA1..Viii .i j i ii n mm iMlw mi ii ni ii uin i i m loir iinirmi i-j ic;JI H'-(MiiiV l f:-fmr Fancy Holly, Holly and Evergreen Wreaths and Christmas Trees CALIFORNIA NAVAL AND FLORIDA ORANGES, TANGER INES, GRAPE FRUIT, BANAN AS, MALAGA AND RED EM PEROR GRAPES, SPIT2EN BURG, SPIE, BALDWINS, GREENING AND SNOW AP PLES. ENGLISH WALNUTS, BRA ZIL, PECAN, HARD AND SOFT SHELL ALMONDS, FILBERTS, BUTTERNUTS, HICKORY NUTS; FIGS, CURRANTS, RAISENS AND DATES. HOT HOUSE TOMATOES, CELERY, LETTUCE, CAULI FLOWER. STRING BEANS, RADISHES, EGG TURNIP, SWEDISH TURNIPS, HUB BARD SQUASH, SWEET POTA TOES. WHITE AND YELLOW ONIONS. SAGE, AMERICAN, CREAM, GNAPPY, PIMENTO, KRAFT, F'UMTY CROSS, PARMESAN CHEESE; WEST RIVER AND BROOKFIELD CREAMERY BUTTER. Phone o or page seven ! MOMY i3 CHARGE TO JOIN. SWEET MIXED, PLAIN SWEET, SOUR, DILL PICKLES PLAIN RIPE AND STUFFED OLIVES IN BOTTLES AND' OLIVES IN BULK; GRAPE FRUIT AND ORANGE MAR MALADE AND ALL KINDS OF JELLIES AND JAMS. SUNBEAM AND MISTLE TOE CANNED VEGETABLES; HUNT'S AND DELE MONTE CANNED FRUITS; HEINZ AND c BEECHNUT CATSUP AND SAUCE EVERYTHING IN THE BEST OF CANNED GOODS. NARRAGANSETT BAY, MED IUM AND SELECT OYSTERS, CHESEPEAKE MEDIUMS, HARD AND SOFT SHELL CLAMS, CLUE POINTS, SHRIMP AND LOBSTER AND EVERYTHING IN SEA FOOD, FRESH, CANNED OR SALT. fcsies' Maricct rf .-41 cast this week. ember, 5th, 1IHS, i 1 I