St. Albans Daily Messenger from Saint Albans, Vermont on May 17, 1918 · 4
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BTrKEBSNS " MESSENGER, FRIDAY, MAY- 17, 1 TheDaily Messenger St Albans, Vt Established in 1S6L Oldest Evening Newspaper in v Vermont. Entered at the St Albans Post-Office as second class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Strictly in Ad-rance. By Mail One Tear 15-08 Delivered by Carriers One Tear 15.50 Single Copies 2 cents Advertising rates will be furnished on application. Legal notices are payable strictly in advance. Address all communications concerning news and editorial matter to EDITOR OF THE MESSENGER, St Albans, Vt Address all communications concerning subscriptions, advertising, and other similar business to THE ST. ALBANS MESSENGER CO. St Albans, Vt Subscribers to The Messenger who are traveling may have their addresses changed as frequently at desired by sending old and new addresses to the business office. Subscribers to The Messenger are warned against agents efferlng premiums, extra time, or periodicals, free in order to obtain their subscription. The Messenger will advertise such premiums in its columns when granted. Otherwise subscribers accept such promises at their own risk. Members of The Associated Press The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. ST. ALBANS, VT., MAT 17, 1918. CASUALTY REPORTS. ; " 'Missing,' In war casualty reports, is a polite term for prisoner. Commanders never like to admit their men aa beng captured. In the hard fight at Seicheprey a month ago the Germans, who made a raid in heavy force on the American lines, claimed 185 prisoners. General Pershing has not. gone into particulars, but almost daily since then lists of 'missing' havo strung along1, on day as many as I!8. Among the number reported missing are a numbtT from Vermont, presumably mtimibers of the 101st Machine Gun Battalion, which was engaged at that time. We doubt -the wisdom of trying to camouflage losses by capture in this way. Parents and frionds would prefer to know that their boys were prisoners than to be confronted with the indefinite word, missing.' "Randolph Herald and News. It becomes increasingly apparent that the war department's casualty list is not a daily record of casualties in our army overseas. When the Germans claimed nearly 200 priosnefs at DClUi cj "in .. silent, and nothing official has been given out about it one way or another.- The-Seicheprey raid took -place April 20. Lieutemant Tenney, of this city, went missing on that day, although it was long afterward that his brother received this information. It was known that Lieuteannt Tenney was in with Massachusetts and Connecticut men. The past few days the casualty lists have recorded the name' of many Connecticut men aa missing in aotion. It is said that two frmnttMlfMif mmnanies were practical ly wiped out in that engaement, yet the war department has told nothing Of course this information cannot fbe withheld on the ground that by re-vealinar it we would give valuable in formation Ito the enemy. In all probability there are imen, or at least officers, in the Germany army who can count, and they know without our telling them, how many of our men they took prisoner. Is the other reason for withholding the full facts a fear that the information would be so crushing as to weaken our morale? That is too school-boyish even to consider. Many people will hold that the war department is in honor bound to get information of casualties to the next "of kin just as promptly as the sad word is flashed under the Atlantic. Also, as The Herald and News points out, if a man is known to be a prisoner, he should be so listed, for missing may mean one of many things, and a parent 'has a right to know the truth. It takes some time to settle down Into a definite policy- in regard to some of these- matters, but the country should make its wishes known so that Washington will at least make its decisions in the light of (full information of what the public desire is. ' THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL. "Attorney-General Barber is out with a statement declining to be a candidate for re-election. It might be a good time to consider the advisability of abolishing this office. It seems difficult to get, for the salary offered, a lawyer whose opinions carry weight, particularly with the legal fraternity." Randolph Herald and News. The office of attorney-general was a storm center at a recent session of the legislature, but it weathered the iblast. No doubt there Is need for such an official, but he must be a lawyer of known ability, one who will command the respect of laymen and lawyers alike. There is a new spirit of public service "growing up m a re-eult of the war. The salary is no longer the one compelling motive of ieh In public service, nor should not . be, and a standard Of excellence should be established and maintained in the office of attorney-general, aa well as In other tuJ)llo office. hi..i will serve to attract men of the iiigU- est ability, the attraction- consisting Erst of service to the stale and second of Che henor of filling a position which the best in the profession had felt honored to hold without regard for the compensation. Because one or two men in an office have not been entirely satisfactory is no reason for abolishing the office, so far as The Messenger can see. NOTABLE BIRTHDAYS TO-DAY. May 17. Schuyler Skaats Wheeler, of Ampere, N. J., who has an international reputation as an electrical engineer and an inventor and manufacturer of electrical apparatus and equipment, is 58 years old to-day. Mr. Wheeler U a native of New York city, who had his special training for his vocation at Columbia University, and was fortunate enough, early in his post-academic career, to win a place on the staff of Air. Edison. It was a time of much initiative, great responsibility, an exceptional opportunity for suitably trained men, and young Mr. Wheeler's talent as an inventor had full chance to develop. Seven years after his graduation, he had organized a thai which was to manufacture many of his own devices and become one of the largest and best known in the industry, and from which he has reaped both widespread fame artd pecuniary profit. His status as an expert may be Inferred from the fact that from 18S8 (to 1895 he served as expert adviser for the New York City Board of Eelectrical Control, at a time when important precedents were being established. Recently Mr. Wheeler has gone to Europe on a special, mission to explain to the French and British governments the system that he has successfully used in his factories by means of which p-r- sons physically handicapped may become self-supporting workers. King Alfonso XIII of Spain, 36 years old to-day. Bishop Eugene R. Rendrix ,of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 71 years old to-day.. ' Princess Arthur 'of Connaught, 27 years old to-day. John Abercrombie, solicitor of the United States department of labor, 2 years old to-day. THIS DATE IN HISTORY. May 17. 1741 John Per.n, a North Carolina signer of the Declaration of Independence, born in Virginia. Died in North Carolina in 178S. 1743 Seth Warner, a famous leader of Uie "Green Mountain Boys" in the Revolution, born at Woodbury, Conn. Died at Roxbury, Conn., December 26, 1784. 1774 Gen. Thomas Gage became the last royal governor of Massachusetts. 3sl4 Norwegians declared their independence of SwC'lu.1. 1S38 Prince Talleyrand, for half a ci'rjLury the most notable diplomat in Europe, died in Paris. Born there, February 2, 175 1S50 An American filibustering force under Lopez landed in Cuba wMi a view to wresting the Island from the dominion of Spain. 1881 The first Wisconsin regiment as mustered in the L'nitua States service. 1S80 Nashville, Tenn.. began a celebration of the centennial anniversary of its settlement. 1900 Maf eking relieved by Colonel Malon, after holding out seven months against the Boers. .1 902 Enthronement of King Alfonso XIII of Spain. , The war: 1915 French and British made gains in joint advance north of Ypres. 191 G Roger Casement held for trial of high treason. 1917 United States Senate passed the selective conscription bill as altered in conference committee. SWANTON. Miss Helen Stilphen and guest, Miss Hazel Cobutn, of Littleton, N. II., passed yesterday and to-day in Mont-res 1 - The Boy Scouts played the Franklin high school baseball team at Franklin Thursday afternoon, winning by the score of 6 to 4. Beginning Monday, May 20, the local Red Cross committee will start its er.mpaign to raise $1,005 for the, rtd Cross War Fund. Canvassers w yll be out Monday morning and every house in town will be visited during the week. Mrs. Henry Pierce and son, James, oxpervt to ,to to Bosf-on Saturday where Mr. Pierce is employed. R. A. Underwood returned Wednesday evening from' a few. days' business trip to Bridgeiort, Conn. Miss Elsie Pease has returned from Richford where she attended the W. C. T. U. convention. Roswell M. Austin, of St. Albans, has ibeen secured by the Jesse A. Jewett Post as the Memorial Day speaker here this year. Evartson K. Smith, J. Leo Lol selle, Frederick E. Martin, Alfred F. Bops and Daniel M. Beor left Thursday afternoon for the University of Vermont, Burlington, where they are to take a mechanical course during th summer. Mrs. E. S. Stone, of Canada st., entertained the Woman's Auxiliary of St. John's, Highgate, Thursday afternoon. . Mrs. Frank Pierce and daughter, Gloria, of Montpelier, are the guests of Mrs. Pierce's mother, Mrs. T. F. Kelley, of Canada st. , Chauncey Mahan and family have moved here from Plalnfleld. SHELDON. Rice Hill. Harland Doner went May 16 to Burlington, where he has enlisted in the U. S. service. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Regan visited In St. Albans Bay May 14 and 15. Opticians cannot aid those persons who are so short-sighted as to neglect insurance. National Life Ins. Co., of Vt. (Mutual.) R. W. HULBURD. Hyde Park, Vt. If your skin itches just use esino Ko remedy can honestly promise to heal every cast of eczema or similar skin ailment. But Resinol Ointment, aided by Resinol Soap, gives such instant relief from the itching and burning, and so generally succeeds in clearing the eruption away for good, that it is the standard skin treatment of thousands and thousands of physicians. Why not try it? Resinol Ointment and KesilkJ &upar j to! J by ail dt agists. EFFICIENIWEAPON British Military Expert Declares It Causes Majority of Casualties London, April 17. "Of all the W2a-pona used in the present war, the machine-gun has unquestionably proved Itself the moat efficient," says a British expert in the Daily Mail "Probably a majority of the casualties in the war have been caused by this weapon; . certainly the greater proportion of the enormous losses during -the fighting of the past few weeks have been so inflicted. "Any type of machine gun In-the hands of a skillful operator has tht sauno destructive effect upon men moving in mass formation that a ktv?n cdg?d scythe has in a field of riper.ed wheat. It cuts broad swaths; nothing can stand aganist it. "A well-s?rved machine-gun is the most formidable thing that attack ing battalions have to face. It is not merely their front ranks that suffer At anything approaching close rang., the bullets will go through the front-rank men, cften through the second rank as well, and kill or wound those immediately behind them." There are several types of machine gun now in use in the British army, su-jii as the Lewis, the Maxim, thi Vitkers, and the Hotchkiss. All art very mobile They can be moved quickly from one ;!:ice to another, advan tajro being taken of any covar that offers. Each class of machine gun has with it a squad of about ton men. She eld they find themselves pressod too closely, they pick up their weapon fall back with it, and reopen fire upor the enemy from the- next favorable position. One authority has declared that ir the field one machine-gun is wort! almost a whole battalion of men armed with rifles. Few soldiers car keep up 15 rounds per iminute rapid-firo with 'a rifle, but a machine-gun can discharge GOO rounds in a minute, and the Vickers can discharge 1,601 rounds, without stopping. Bullets poui from the muzzle in a rapid devastating stream, and as these guns use the same kind of ammunition as a rifle there is little difficulty in keeping them fed. The Lewis gun is described as the most moble. One man fires it, usinj 47 rounds in succession. Beside him is another man who puts on fresh trays of ammunition as required, the change being made in two seconds. Meanwhile other men are hard at work filling trays and passing them on for use. The gun has an effective range of about 1,200 yards and can be fired from a stand or a parapet, the gunner placing the piece to his shoulder as he pulls the trigger. The Maxim and Vickers are fired from a tripod, the gunners squatting with, legs a-straddle, and pressing a key. As long as h keeps his linger on the key the gun continues streaming out bullets as the belts, each holding 250 car-triges, fly through it. Gripping thi handles with both hands, the gunner moves his 'weapon iback and forth, playing on the advancing troops much as a fireman plays a hose on a burning building. Guns of this kind can also be used for putting by barrages, and it is possible to attack with them targets one cannot see.' At . the beginning of the war, the British army had two machine guns to each infantry battalion. The numbei is now much larger. In addition, a special machine-gun corps has been formed. Wants to Help Other Nien. M. W. Taylor, Calvert, Ala., writes: "To Whom It May Concern: I recommend Foley Kidney Pills, the best 1 ever used. I tried different romedies, but none gave me relief like Foley's." They restore regular aotion of kidneys and bladder and relieve backache, rheumatic pains, stiff joints, sore muscles. John C. Regan, (adv) WEST ENOSBURG. B. L. Savage has purchased an automobile. The Rev. F. A. Kracltharilt, of Bak-ersfield, will preach in exchange with the. P.ev. 11. It. Campbell Sunday morning. Mrs. Lizzie Domina is caring for Mrs. Don Woodward and infant son. THAT ANNOYING, PERSISTENT COUGH may lead to chronlo lung- trouble, or mean that the chronic stage already U reached, la either case Ut ECKMAN'S ALTERATIVE Thlf tonlo and tlmue-repulrer soppily the acknowledged benefltn of Calcium treatment without disturbing th stomach. Contains no Alcohol, Narcotic or Habit-Forming Drug. t $2 tizt, bow $1.50. " $1 size, sow 80c Price Includes war tax. All drugtfits, Krkman laboratory. Philadelphia MACHINE GUN MOST ROBERT SPQ CHAPTER. VH Contirued. little blnS didn't work. He says be to going to stay. So for s while yon and Oinna must keep still about the marriage. Tomorrow morning you and I are going Into the mountains to talk with the chiefs. Oinna will go with me. But It must be understood at the agency that you have sent her to Who could you send her to? Ti-owa-konza Is our mother's father. Not even Mr. Dupont knows that," said Redbear. "Before he came here, she ran off with a bad white man. They went to fhe Blackfeet. After a time lie got an arrow through his back. My mother came home. Ti-owa-konza would not see her face. She had to work for the agent till they made us go away to school. Then she died., "Old Thunderbolt your grandfather?" remarked Vandervyn, seizing upon that one fact in the squalid tragedy. "Does he know it?" "I told him so today., Be said, my face But maybe he; will come to like me. He said to bring Oinna for him to look at her." "That's great I We'll tell It to everybody. But remember, not a word about the marriage until after we get rid of Hardy and I am agenU Then things will go all right for all of us. Tou savvy that, Charlie? While you rub down the mare I'll go In and say good-by until tomorrow morning." ' - M CHAPTER VIII. t Best-Laid Schemes. Hardy had gone to the Duponts' for supper when Vandervyn returned to the agency. He made a hasty toilet and followed. Marie met him with marked coldness. This, however, mfft-ed before he had finished his report to Hardy. All agreed that the old chief probably would take a fancy to Oinna, and that, as a result, there would be a fair chance of pacifying the tribe. When Hardy turned to the girl, he found her and Vandervyn exchanging ','lanees and murmuring remarks. His habitual gravity -softened to a smile if wistful sadness. 'At the first opportunity he excused himself. Midnight had passed before the light in the little Rifled parlor of the Dupont house was extinguished. When, at sunrise,: Hardy went for breakfast, Marie's eyes were very bright and her look was pensive. She ite little, and her manner toward Early was cold and ungracious. After the officer left,' Dupont squinted across the table at her and began to scratch his head. "You and Mr. Van burned a lot of oal oil last night. He didn't git far enough along to ask, you to hitch tip with him, did he?" A red blush flamed In the girl's jheeks. Without looking up, she murmured a regretful "No." " "Guess he figureskell wait and see if Hardy is going topust us- up. Like is not he'll skip back east if Hardy ?its sore and chokes off our hold on the mine." "What do you mean? He'd send Reggie away. The stiff, solemn old fogy I hate him !" "Easy, easy, girl!" soothed Dupont "No use plunging when, you're hitched to the snubbing post. Just now he's got us roped. He'll have us all hog-tied If we go to bucking. We've got to make him think we're gentled." "What if we act toward him as w feel?" . i "You don't savvy about that mine. Me and JVogeh discovered It and paid honest for developing It, as you know, Well, we let Mr. Van In on it Then Xogen up and gits killed. That makes it half and half between me and Mr. Van, according to all that's fair and square. But do you believe Hardy will look at it that way? Not by a considerable. He'll talk about it being the tribe's, just because It's on the reservation." j "I see !" The girl's eyes flashed, and her nostrils dilated. "He will rob you and Reggie of a fortune yet you wish me to be nice to him !H "You bet I do! Can't you git the point? He ain't going to be bluffed into quitting. That means we got to make friends with him or lose the mine." "Oh! So that Is It?" "Yep. Worst of It Is he's one of them there fellows what stand so straight they lean backwards. We talked to him about how it would help the tribe if he joined us In opening the mine. He was mighty offish. Guess we'll have to give him Nogen's third to get him into our camp." "What a shame ! The mine Is yours and Reggie's. He hasn't done a thing toward developing it." "I know. But he's the agent He's got us roped. He can rob us of our mine if we don't make friends with him. Now do you savvy?" The girl's thick black eyebrows met In a frown of vexation. "If he Is a man whose friendship must be bought, I do not wish to be pleasant to him."' "It's business, Marie. There ain't no two ways about it Mr. Van's hanging fire, a-waltlng to see If we lose the mine. If we do, he can't afford to marry no poor girl off a reservation." "Very well. I shall make myself agreeable to Captain Hardy. But wait until I am free to pay him out for It !" "Nom d'un chlen !" muttered Dupont at sight of her straightened Hps. "That's the Injun In you. Don't let him see you look that way, till after we git the mine cinched? "I am not a fool, mon pere." Dupont shook his grizzled bead da I But at midday, when Hardy came ABA. s.a. .La .1 7 .. .. 1 f -! i uir uwu uiuutr, iMiirie re ceived his courteous greeting with a graciousness that soon lightened the penlT severity ot his look. Bef.r the end of the meal they were chatting in a manner that brought a twinkle inio PjiHii.t'a cunning eyes. The eiri propoMM a nue np tne va-ley. Hardy was greatly pleased. Ut. had already grasped the simple details of tlip agency business, and now, pend- j Inp the absence of Vandervyn and Ked- liear, liad nothing to do except instruct the police in his ideas of cleanliness and discipline. Marie never looked more charming than when on a horse. She took her new friend for a long ride around one of the mountains. Every cliff and rock and piney slope was familiar to her.' She pointed out all the grandest and most beautiful views, and showed herself even better versed In the lore of the wild than she had seemed to be posted on the culture and graces of iMilite society. After that there was no break in her friendly manner toward th? captain for several days. Frequently they took other rides, over or around the nearest hills and mountains. Vandervyn had arranged to be gone a week. There was no cause to discuss the time of his return, and as Marie seldom mentioned him, Hardy was not often annoyed by the vision of the handsome young fellow interposing between himself and the girl. . From day to day it could plainly be seen how the rides in the pure mountain air ana the delight of the girl's coinpnnlonslii!) were bringing back strength and vigor to the officer's tropic-weakened body. Soon a healthy red appeared under the tan of his cIxH'nS. The lines of severity and re-pros'Hl grief began to smooth away. On the morning of the seventh day, when lie rode over to join Marie for a" ride out to the butte on Wolf river, ten years seemed to have dropped from him. Even when he lifted his hat to the fc'irl stud exposed the silvered hail at his temples, he looked nearer twenty-tive than thirty. He had shaved off his bristly mustache! "Positively, captain," she bantered "you startle me. You are growing so young! First thing I know, I shall be feeling myself a grandmother In contrast." "Impossible," he gallnntly replied. "You are the Spirit of Youth. Being with you Is what makes me seem so much younger than I am. Yet I shall never see thirty-two -again." "You're barely of age this morning !" she said, smiling at his shapely cleanshaven llct ... To be continued AT THE PLAYHOUSE. Theatrical Attractions In Nsw Yorw Boston, and Montreal. The following Is a list ot the theatrical bills being presented at the theaters this week: Nsw York. Astor "Fancy Free." Belasco "Polly with a Past" Bijou "A Pair of Petticoats." Booth "Seventeen.' Brodhurst "Maytime." Cohan "The Kiss Burglar;" Cohan and Harris "a Tailor Hade Man." Cqjrt "Flo-Flo." Empire "Belinda." Elttnge "Business Before Pleasure." Forty-fourth "Hearts of the World" Forty-eighth "The Man Who Stayed at Home." Fulton "Once Upon a Time." Globe Fred Stone In "Jack OXan-tern." Gaiety "Sick-a-Bed". . Harris "Her Country." Hippodrome "Cheer Up." Hudson "Nancy Lee." Lexington "The Mystery of Life." Liberty "Going Up." Loew'si-"Mutt and Jeff Divorced." Lyceum "The Tiger Rose." Maiime Elliott's Marjorie Barn-beau In "Eyes of Youth." Millers's "A Marriage of Convenience." Morosco "Lombardl Ltd." New " Amsterdam "The Rainbow Girl." Park "Seven Days Leave." Playhouse "The Little Teacher " Plymouth Nazimova in "A Doll's House." Princess "Oh, Lady! Lady!!" Republic "Parlor, Bedroom; and Bath". Shubert "The Copperhead." Standard "The Man Who Come Back." v Thirty-Ninth William Hodge In "A Cure for Curables." Winter Garden-nAl Jolson in "Sin-bad." ' Boston. Copley "Charley's AuntJ." Colonial "Toot, Toot." Hollis "The Country Cousin." Keith's Vaudeville. Park Square "Her Country." Plymouth "The Man ' Who Cam Back." Shubert "So Long Letty." Tremont "General Post1' Wilbur Sidney Drew In "Keep Her Smiling." Montreal. His Majesty's "Mrs. Wlggs of the Caib-bsge Patch." C ut This Out It Is Worth Money. DON'T MISS THIS. Cut out this slip, enclnsp with five cents to Foley & Co., 2,833 Sheffield Ave.. Chicago, 111., writing your name and address clear'.y. You will receive in return a trial package containing Foley's Honey and Tar Compound, for coughs, colds, and croup. Folev Kidney Pills and Foley Cathartic Tablets. John C. Regan. (adv) Overnight Relief for Constipation I1I1III npHE mild, pleasant-tasting combi-nation of simple laxative herbs with pepsin that is known as Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, taken just before bedtime, will afford grateful relief next morning, without griping cr other discomfort. Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin The Perfect Laxative i SOLD BV DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE ' 50cts. (ST) $1.00 A trial bottle can be obtained, free of charge, by writing to' S Dr. W. B. Caldwell, 45? Washington St.,-Monticello, Illinois S KllllilEMIIIIllllIIIIISIllIIllllIlIllllIllBIIll 3,000 GERMANS GAVE UP BY CHANCE London, May. 17. Surrender of a German force of 3,000 men in , East Africa was due to the chance dropping of a number of bombs by a British airman, according to a report from Capetown, which says: "An officer of the Flying Corps was out on reconnaissance in the region of the Rovuma River, but found nothing to bomb. Being forced to discharge his caffeo of bombs to lighten his machine for the homeward trip, he chose a quiet spot and dropped them all, causing, of course, considerable noise. The German General, Tafel, was at the time marching to join his chief,; Von Lettow, but news of the explosions was reported to him, and he, thinging a large force of the enemy must be somewhere in the district, Jiverted his line qf march and before long bumped into a British force. "Ultimately his whole force, 3,000 strong, surrendered." DENMARK'S STOCK OF SWINE DROPS Copenhagen, May 17. Denmark's stock of. swine, which amounted to about 2,500,000 head at the. outbreak of the war, has now dropped to 400,-000, according to latest estimates. Further serious inroads on this stock are being compelled by the impossibility of mporting fodder, principally corn. In 1913 Denmark's total exports of pork were nearly 250,000 tons, of which Just '.inder one-half went to England. All exports have 'beerr 'stopped,1 and the mtlook for supplying the domestic wnRiimntion's reouirenvnts will be THIS WOMAN ESCAPED AN OPERATION By Taking Lydia E. Pink-ham's Vegetable Compound. Many Others Have Done the Same. Troy, N. Y. I suffered for more than seven months from a displacement and three doctors told me I would have to have an operation. I had dragging down pains, backache and headaches and could not do my housework. My sister who had been helped by Lydia E. Pinkbam's Vegetable Compound asked me to try it I have taken several bottles and am now entirely well so I do all my work and not a trace of my old trouble. I have told many of my friends wlut wonderful results they will get from its use." Mrs. S. J. Semleb, 1650 5th Ave., Troy, N. Y. Women who are in Mrs. Sender's condition should not give up hope or submit to such an ordeal until they have given Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound a trial. For suggestions in regard to your condition write Lydia E. Pinkham Med-icineCo., Lynn, Mass. Theresultof their 40 years experience is at your service. ' HARBOR AND TRUST NOT. Whereas, my wife, Mrs. Albert Olds, has left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, I hereby forbid any person harboring or trusting her on imy account after this date. Albert Olds, May 17, 1918. St. Albans, Vt COMMISSIONERS' NOTICE. ESTATE OF SARAH ANN WELLS. The undersigned, having been ftp-lulnted by the Honorable Probai "ourt for the district of Frankllt, Commissioners, to receive, examine tnd adjust the claims and demands ot ill persons sralnst thf eatat i Sarah Ann Welle, late of Fairfax, in said district, deceased, and all claims exhibited in offset thereto, hereby give notice that we will meet for the purpose aforesaid, at the Town Clerk's Office, in the town of Fairfax, in said district, on the 27th day or October ntixt, from 2 o'clock p. m., until 4 o'clock p. m., on said day, and that six months from the 27th day of April, A. D., 191S, Is the time limited by said court for said creditors to present their claims to us for examination and allowance. Dated nt Fairfax, (this 27th day of April, A .D 1918. M. B. Strait, L U. Cuewell, . . 1 t Cor iiulsslontu iiinai dark if the war continues much longer., - . , lime. Polncare, wife of the French President, pays almost daily visits to the military hospitals In Paris. HUSKY! d . a . 3 Raise benlthy, solid fy growing emcKs, ruu o; vitl force to i ?Sht oft g-j chick diseases.For first wmm three weeks feed "em BotteroiEs STARflNG FOOD the complete food, and oee them ftow. Costs lc per ccicK to nose dcwt r ra mancn Dtrat. icayro cbida ott Conkek Ear ft Bag, f W. F. CIINN'NGHAM ,5 ESTATE OF ELLA SIMMONS. State of Vermont, District of Franklin, ss. The Honorable Probata Court for the District of Franklin. To all persons Interested In the estate of Ella Simmons; late of Mont, gomery, In said district, deceased, GREETING: At a probate court, holden at the city of St. Albans, within and for said district, on the 16th day of May, 1 SIS, an instrument purporting to be the last will and testament of Ella Sitr.mons, late of Montgomery, in said district, deceased, was presented, to the court aforesaid, for prdbate. And it is ordered by said court that the 3rd day of June, 1918, at 10:30 o'ctock a. m.,"at the Probate Office in said city of St. Albans, be assigned lor proving said instrument: and that notice thereof be given to all persons concerned, by publishing this order once a week, three weeks successively in The St. Albans Daily Messenger, a newspaper circulating In that vicinity, in said district, previous to the time appointed. . Therefore, you are hereby notffied to appear before said Court, at the time and place aforesaid, and contest the probate of said will, If you have cause. Given ur.3er my hand at the city of St. Albans, in said district, this lGtn, day of May, 1918. Otis N. Kelton. Judge. ESTATE OF WM. G. WRY. Stata of Vermont, District of Franklin, ss. The Honorable Probate Court for the District Aforesaid: To all persons interested In the estate of Wm. G. Wry, late of Swan-ton, in said district deceased. GREETING: Whereas, said court has assigned the 21st day of May next at 10 o'clock a. m. for examining and allowing the account of the Administrator of the estate of said deceased, and for a decree - of the residue of said estate to the lawful claimants of the same, and ordered that public notice thereof be given to all persons Interested In said, estate by publishing this order once a week, three weeks successively prevl. ous to the day assigned, in the St. Albans Daily Messenger, a newspaper published at the city of St. Albans, m said district. Therefore, you are hereby notified to appear at the Probate Office In the city of St. Albans In said district, on the day assigned, then and there to contest the allowance of said account if you see cause, and to establish your right as hears and lawful claimants to said residue. ' Given Under My Hand, tills first day of May, 1918. Otis N. Kelton. Judge. COMMISSIONERS' NOTICE. ESTATE OF NELLY HART WOOD-WORTH". Tbe undersigned, having been ap-olnted 'y the Honorable Probate Court for the District of Franklin, -ommlssloners, to receive, examine, na adjust the claims and demands -.f ll nprsnn against the estate ot Nelly Hart Woodworth, late of St. Albans City, in said district, deceased, and ail claims exhibited in offset thereto, hereby give notico that we will " meet 'nr ihe purpose aforesaid, st the office of Watson & McFeeters In the City of St. Albans, in said District, on the 21st day of May and 21st day of September next from 2 o'clock p. m., until 4 o'clock p. m. on each of said days, and that six months from the 21st day of March A. D. 1918, Is the time limited by said court for said creditors to pre. .icnt their claims to us for examination and allowance. Dated at St. Albans City this 21st day ot March, A. D. 1918. . , Nelson Goodupeed, A. D. Collins. Commissioners. i W 1 K3

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