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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES; THURSDAY, iNOVKMBElt 8, 1UIT.
11 PRESIDENT ISSUES PROCLAMATION FOR THANKSGIVING DAY Washington, Not. 7. President Wilson Issued to-night his 1917 Thanksgiving proclamation, calling upon the nation, even In the midst of the Borrow and great peril ot a world shaken by war, to thank God for blessings that are better than mere peace of mind and prosperity of enterprise. The proclamation, fixing Thursday, No vember 29, as Thanksgiving day, follows: (Thanksgiving, 1917). By the President of the United States of America. A proclamation: "It has long been the honored custom of our people to turn in the fruitful autumn of the year In praise and thanks giving to Almighty God for His many blessings and mercies to us as a nation. That custom we can follow now even In the midst of the tragedy of a world shaken by war and immeasurable disaster, In the midst of sorrow and great peril, because even amidst the darkness that has gathered about us wo can see the great blessings God has bestowed upon us, bless ings that are better than mere peace of mind and prosperity of enterprise. "We have been given the opportunity to servo mankind as we once served ourselves In the great day of our Dec laration of Independence, by taking up arms against a tyranny that threatened to master and debase men everywhere and Joining with other free peoples In demanding for all the nations of the world what we then demanded and ob tained for ourselves. In this day of the revelation of our duty not only to defend our own rights a8 a nation but to defend also the rights of free men throughout tho world, there has been vouchsafed us in full and inspiring measure tho resolution and spirit ot united action. We have been brought to one mind and purpose. A new vigor of common counsel and common action has been revealed In us. We should specially thank God that In such cir cumstances, In the midst of the great est enterprise the spirits of men have ever entered u,)on, we have, If we ob serve a reasonable and practicable economy, abundance with which to supply the needs of those associated with us as well an our own, A new1 light shines about us, The great du ties of a new day awaken a new and greater national spirit In us. We shall never again be dlvldod or wonder what stuff we are made of. "And while we render thanks for these things let us pray Almighty God that In all humbleness of spirit we may look al ways to Him for guidance; that we may be kept by His graco; our minds may be directed and our hands strengthened: and that In His good time liberty and security and peace and the comradeship of a com mon Justice may bo vouchsafed all the na tions of the earth. "Wherefore, I, Woodrow Wilson. Presl dent of the United States of America, do 5 BILLON MARK IS REACHED Tabulation Show Total Liberty Bond Subscription Is $4, 617,532,300. 9,400,000 SUBSCRIBERS. Minimum Exceeded by M per Cent. Half of Oversubscriptions Will Be Accepted 3,808,700,150 Issued, Washington, Nov. 7. Americans re. sponded to the call for a second Liberty war loan by subscribing $4,617,612,300, an over-subscription of 64 per cent, of the $3,000,000,000 asked, and only $383,000,000 less than the $5,000,000,000 maximum fixed by the treasury. Tabulations completed to-night, eleven days after the close of the nation-wide bond selling campaign, showed that every MILLION ALIEN ENEMIE8IN U. 5. Government, Out of Patience with Their Activities, Pre pares a Quietus. Washington, Nov. 7. This government Is about to take the most sweeping and drastic action against dangerous enemy aliens in the United States. All the agen cies charged with the Investigation of INDUSTRIES MAY RE CONSCRIPTED If Needs Demand Manufacturers May Be Asked to Make War Materials. Washington, Nov. 7. John P.. Lee and A. W. Copland ot Detroit, Mich., to-day were named members of the official com mittee of three of the automobile Industry to aid the government In applying the the activities of spies and the guarding energeg 0f the Industry to the prosecu. OI properly ucou uunuy engaged in . ion 0f hn War. federal reserve district exceeded Its auota hereby designate Thursday, tho Kith day ' and 9,400,000 persons subscribed In the big of November next as a day of Thanksglv- war financing operation which Secretary lng and prayer, and invite tho people throughout the land to cease upon that day from their ordinary occupations and in their several homes and places of wor ship to render thanks to God, the Great Ruler ot nations. "In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done In the District of Columbia this McAdoo described as the greatest ever attempted by any government. Half of the over-subscribed sum will be accepted making the actual total of bonds to be Issued $3,808,766,150. Nlnety-ntno per cent, of the subscribers will receive the amount for which they bargained, all subscriptions for $50,000 or less being allotted In full and those above that amount being pared down In very- seventh day of November In the year of ,nB proportlon3i TanglnB from a ninety per Our Lord, one thousand nlno hundred and cent aIlowance on subscriptions between seventeen and of the Independence of the United States of America tho one hundred and forty-second. ((Signed) "WOODROW WILSON, "By the President, "ROBERT LANSING, Secretary of State." WARN LAWYERS TO RE REAOY Supreme Court Forced to Take a Re cess Because No Case Are Ready Resumes Thursday. Holt-Russell Wedding. Montpelier, Nov. 7. Miss Blancho Rus sell, daughter of the late Timothy Rus sell, for many years superintendent of the Harrison Granite company, and Ashton Holt, salesman for the Dennlson Tag company, were married at Barre this afternoon. They were attended by Carter Downing and Florence Russell. "WETS" AHEAD IN OHIO Montpelier, Nov. 7. When supreme court -nn,t.n. thffl mnrntnr flrfftimnnf in the case relative to the will of C. N. Hayward NEW MEXICO "DRYS" WIN; of Brldport were completed. This brought the court up to the heel of the cases set from Bennington county, the first of which Is Tlchner Bros, vs Joseph Evans, contract, thero being but one case left in that county for argument. This carried the court to the end of this week's work, Santa. Fe, N. M., Nov. 7. Incomplete re turns from 16 of the 28 counties In New Mexico Indicate that a majority of 10,050 was given in yesterday's election for a the docket having gone to pieces by the prohibitory constitutional amendment. continuing of all Rutland county eases, not otherwise disposed of, to the special term, which takes place In two weeks In Rutland. All of the Caledonia county cases have which has been on the docket for a long '"u8 ""f""'"" ." - Prohibition leaders estimate the amend ment will have a majority of 13,000 or more. Cincinnati, Nov. 7. The wet and dry fight in Ohio see-sawed here to-day and time and In which there will be no hear ing. There Is one Essex county case set for hearing which will probably take place. This will clean the docket to Windham county. There were but two attorneys In court when it convened this morning, Harry Witters and E. H. Doavltt, arguing the case before the court. When that was completed, there was no case ready for hearing, bo a recess was taken until 9:30 Thursday morning and the clerk was ad Vised to communicate with the attorneys advising them to be present to attend their eases. WARNS ENGLAND TO BEPREPARED "Next Surprise May Be Invasion of This Country," Says Mar shal French. take alleged to have been made In the Hamilton county tabulation, the antl prohlbttlon forces claimed the lead to night by a majority of approximately 7,000 votes with 246 precincts yet to be heard from. The switch came late this afternoon when, after the wet forces had claimed that a mistake had been made, Ray J. Hlllenbrandt, a member of tho $50,000 and $10,000 to 40 per cent for the largest single subscriptions of $50,000,000. "The success of the second Liberty Loan like that of the first, Is a distinct triumph for the people of the United States," said Secretary McAdoo, announcing the loan results to-night "It not only demonstrated their ability, patriotism and resources, but augurs the certain success of any future loans that may be offered by the govern ment." The secretary added a denial of reports that the third loan would be solicited in January, 1918. "In view of the large oversubscription of the second Liberty Loan," he said, "I am glad to state that this will not be necessary." It has been generally understood that tho third loan would be sought probably in late February or early March next year. The New York federal reserve district subscribed nearly three times as much as the second district on the list, Chicago. Tho results Ineach district follow: TOTALS. New York $1,550,453,450 Chicago 585,853,350 Cleveland 486,106,800 Boston 476,950,050 Philadelphia 880,350,250 Richmond 201,212,500 Richmond 202,212,500 St. Louis 184,280,750 Kansas City 150,125,750 Minneapolis 140,932,650 Atlanta 90,695,750 Dallas 77,899,850 Although only one per cent, of subscrip tions were for sums above $50,000 for which only partial allotments will be made 12,0,000,000 or nearly half the big aggre board of elections, admitted that an error ; gate, was made up by the larger sums, occurred In the tabulation and that when i More than three-quarters ot a billion dot- the official count was made to-morrow I lars were subscribed In individual amounts the wet majority will be 10.000 votes more than the unofficial majority announced last night. ot more than $1,000,000. SOCIALIST JUDGE ELECTED IN NEW YORK London, Nov. 7. Field Marshal VlBcount French, commander of the home forces. in a speech to-day declared that Great Britain must be prepared for any and every eventuality. "For all we knew," he said, "the next surprise may be an Invasion of this country. Bo ready then, for anything." Major-Gen. Sir C. F. N. Macready, adjutant-general of the army, In a state ment to-day, asserted that Great Britain still needs men. He could not give exact figures, but declared: "Every man that can be spared from the Industries Is needed badly needed. Every woman that comes forward helps her country by releasing a man. Wo appoal to them to answer the call." George H. Roberts, minister of labor, also made a statement to-day in which he declared that the war will be won by the allies, whatever setbacks the allies may suffer. "We will go on until victory Is attain ed," he said. "The enemy must be made to acknowledge his guilt and shame. Ills crimes are crimes against civiliza tion. We cannot have an inconclusive peace." Also Seven Aldermen and Ten Mem bers of Assembly, New York. Nov. 7. Complete returns compiled to-day showed that the social ists of Greater New York elected yes terday seven members of the board of aldermen, a municipal court Judge, ten members of tho assembly and had given Morris HUlqult, their candidate for mayor, a total vote of 142,178, or four and a half times the socialist vote tor Charles Edward Russell four years ago. It Is the first time In history that tho socialists have been represented in the board ot aldermen and tho election ot a municipal court Judge also sets a prece dent. The election of ten assemblymen Is a gain ot eight, the socialists already having had two members in the assembly. Perhaps the most conspicuous result of the election from a socialist point ot view was the selection by East Side voters of Jacob Panken for Judge of the mu nlclpal court, second district, which In eludes all of the East Side south ot 14th street. Panken received 13,849 votes, as against 6,378 received by Gustav Hart man, republican, the present incumbent. ONLY 12 BIG SHIPS SUNK DURING WEEK London, Nov. 7. A marked decrease in the British merchant ships sunk during tho past wek Is noted In the admiralty report to-night. Only eight vessels ot 1,600 tons were sunk by mine or submarine and four vessels un der that tonnage. No fishing vessels were sunk. Tho summary: Arrivals 2,384; sailings, 3,379. British merchant vessels over 1,600 tons sunk by mine or submarine, in cluding two previously, eight under 1,600 tons, Including ono previously four. Fishing vessels sunk, none. British merchant vessels unsuccessfully attacked, Including five, previously six. obtaining evidence for a new plan of pro venting the destruction to property. Although the order has not beon issued, It Is believed that Interned Germans and those under surveillance will be removed 100 miles from tho seacoast, while a con siderable number of new detention camps to contain German suspects may be au thorized. Attorney-General Gregory, in denying to-day that the order for the re moval of Interned Germans from the coast had been Issued, Indicated that the gen eral subject was under careful considera tion. Attorney-General Gregory is expected to take up the matter with President Wilson and Secretary Baker very soon. While tho utmost secrecy Is observed at the de partment of Justice as to the course that will be pursued, no attempt Is made to conceal the fact that the patience ot tho government has been exhausted, and Ger man eptes and suspects will be rounded up. It Is feared that unless this Is done another wave of sabotage will occur simi lar to that conducted by direction of the German embassy agencies. As custodian of enemy property, A. Mitchell Palmer has called atentlon of the department of Justice to the great amount of property belonging to Ger mans which might be destroyed to pre vent It coming Into the government's possession. Mr. Palmer became -cognisant of such a probable movement through the destruction of such prop erty at Baltimore. Secret Bervlce agents furnished a list of German goods, Including a vast amount of cot ton In New York. Since the Baltimore fire and the frequent fires In Brooklyn, Mr. Palmer has asked that extraordi nary precautions be employed by the secret service agents In New York to guard against the destruction of cotton there, valued at several million dollars. Officials of the government are In sisting that the policy of permitting Germans to have their liberty as before the war should be discontinued. The only steps taken to overcome German activities have been the Internment of German suspects In camps, while tho great body of German citizens have been allowed to have considerable free dom. President Wilson himself wished to try out this policy, but In some quar ters the opinion prevails that he Is now satisfied that strong military measures must be employed. The wholesale de struction of supplies at Kansas City, Brooklyn and Baltimore, occurlng in the last few weeks, has convinced the government that leniency toward en emy aliens must end. It Is estimated that there are nearly a million enemy aliens in me unuca States. That it will be Impossible to adopt measures to carefully observe all these Is apparont, but that many or them will be forced Into detention camps or compelled to leave centres where war supplies are being manu factured and concentrated 1 now cer tain. There may be an exodus from the coast States of southern and mid dle western States Such a plan Is practicable, for If enemy aliens were forced to leave the coast cities ana placed In camps In the South they could be guarded easily. ono oniciai sug gested that It would be cheaper to build camps for enemy aliens similar to the army cantonments. While plans for handling the situa tion have ben worked out by secret service and department of Justice agents, announcement will not be made until after conferences with President Wilson and Secretary Baker. Action is expected soon after the next cabinet meeting. THREE CORPORATIONS. ITALIAN ARMIES STILL RETREATING CHRISTMAS PACKETS rr'r Rear Guards and Airplanes Con tinually Harass Advanc ing Enemy. ALLIES' AID NEEDED. Teutons An Declared to Have Staked Everything on Their Attempt to Crash Italy, Mr, Lee was named by Henry Ford and Mr. Copland by the motoi accessories manufacturers. The third member of the committee will be appointed by the Na tional Automobile Chamber ot Commerce, Gradual conscription ot a considerable part of the nation's motor manufacturing facilities for war purposes Is expected to begin as soon as details can be worked out. It will be the duty ot the new com mltteo working with the war Industries board of the council of national defense, to adapt the Industry to the needs of the government. Priority shipment orders already have indicated what industries may be ex pected to be called on next tor direct aid in bringing victory to the American arms. Restrictions on the shipments ot materials for the manufacture of furniture, pianos and pleasure vehicles and the construction of theatres and highways, were placed several weeks ago. The ' army's needs wilt be the determining factor In deciding when other Industries will be shown how they can do their part. So long as war demands do not find hindrance In the manufacture of luxuries, there will be no disturbance of any in dustry, but tho war industries board has made it clear that It will not hesitate to call on any manufacturer to turn his plant to making war supplies, If the short age of raw materials, the problem of transportation, or the need for more munitions renders such a step imperative. Circulars Tell How to Prepare Them for Sending. Each American Soldier and Sailor Recelte a Package According tm Red Cross Plans What Arti cles Should Be Sent. Circulars issued by the Women's Bu reau of the American Red Cross at Wash ington, D. C relating to the Chrlstmaa packets which the Red Cross branches are preparing to send to the soldiers both at home and abroad, are being distributed from the headquarters of the Vermont chapter tn this city. These circulars give valuable suggestions tor making up the packets, which should be ready to ship by November 15, a week from to-day. The circular says: "By Chrlstmaa wa shall have a large number of men in The Italian armies are continuing their retreat westward over the Vene tian plain from the Tagllamento river France, and 600,000 In the cantonments at and southward from the Dolomites and home, besides the thousands in our regular Carnto Alps region toward the plain, army posts and In our navy, and every one The retreat Is declared by the Italian will be ready to help In giving them good war office to be an orderly one, witn . cheer. the rear guards on both fighting fronts j "No matter how generous a supply of holding back the enemy and with air- gifts some of the men may receive from planes also playing an Important part families and friends, It is believed that all tn harassing the Invaders, destroying Red Cross members wilt want to unite in "THE BANCROFT WELCOME." The following copy of the "Bancroft bridges that have been thrown over the Tagllamento and bombing troops trying to cross the stream., Although, the Berlin dfflclal com: munlca'tlon asserts that the 'Germans have reached the Llvenza river on the Venetian plains, along which It had been expected General Cadorna would fight a retarding action, It Is believed that this Is only In the center, and that the greater portion of Goneral von Bue low's forces Is still negotiating a pas sage of the Tagllamento or working Its way westward over the fiat country harassed by the Italian cavalry. There has been no Indication as to whether the line of Italians retreating from the hills southward has been reach ed. Nor Is there any Information concern ing where General Cadorna, reinforced by the British and French will make his stand, but the belief still prevails that the Plave river will be chosen for this pur pose. That aid by the allies Is required and In no unstinted measure has been asserted tn semi-official quarters In Rome, "XT0TZ na of ail 1 evehWVn the aUempt to crl.h Italy ' of thought on the part of all ,... mll .-,,...,... ... mm vttu native? tit uu v a uuaa cmjs at v vi tha utmost speed If Cadorna Is to check the enemy. Thus far since the retreat from the Tagllamento and the north began It ts evi dent that the Invaders have not come tn close contact with the main Italian forces, for the Berlin war office tells of no great battle having been fought anywhere and does not dilate on large numbers ot pris oners having been taken, merely saying that several thousand troops have fatten Into their hands. Of great significance to the Italian situation, and to that of the allies gen erally Is the announced arrival In a British port of the American representa tives to the Inter-atllcd conference which Is to discuss and lay plans for the successful carrying on of the war. Col, E. M. House, long known as President Wilson's confidential adviser, heads the mission. On none of the other fronts than the Italian have there been any engagements of great Importance. The Canadians are holding their gains of Tuesday be fore Passchendaele without the Germans offering serious Interference. On the Welcome, Is worthy readers at this time Let the guest sojourning here know that in this home our life Is simple. What wa cannot afford, we do not offer, but what good cheer wo can give, we give gladly we make no strife for appearance sake. Wo will not swerve from our path. Know also, friend, that we live a life of labor, that wo may not neglect It. Therefore, If, at times, we separate our selves from you, do you occupy yourself according to your heart's desire, being sure that no slight to your presence is Intended. For while you are with us, we would have you enjoy the blessings of a home, health, love, and freedom, and we pray that you may find the final blessing of life peace. We will not defer to you in opinion, or ask you to defer to us. What ,you think you should say If you wish, without giv ing offence. What we think we also say, believing that the crystal truth has many aspects, and that love Is large enough to encompass them ail. In this house you may meet those not of 'your own sort. They may differ from you in nationality, birth, position, posses sions, education, or affinity. But we are maintaining here a small part of the world's great future democracy: we ask you therefore courtesy and tolerance for alt alike. And on these stern terms, though you may be young or old, proud or plain, rich or poor, resting here, you are par taker of our love, and wo give you glad welcome. REVOLUTIONISTS 8 STATES PASS GOAL IN FOOD CARD CAMPAIGN In Sixty-Three per Cent, of Families Vermont Enrolled. Washington, Nov. 7. Eight States have passed 'their goals in the food administra tion's family enrollment campaign for food conservation during the war and re ports to headquarters here to-night show that nine others have enrolled more than sixty per cent, of their families. Latest reports showed a total enrollment for the nation of 8,898,794, The sinkings of British merchant ships recorded In the latest admiralty report are the smallest In point of number since the unrestricted submarine warfare began early In the year. They are smallest also probably In tonnage, for, while In the week ending September 16 only eight ves sels of 1,600 tons or over were sunk 20 vessels under that tonnage were destroyed. The next best record In point of number were In the week ending September 30, when 13 vessels were sunk, 11 large and two small. Rome, Nov. 7. The Italian shipping loss from submarines in all seas for tho woek ending November 4 were two steamers under 1,600 tons and three sailing craft under 100 tons. Now York city now has 513.472 pledges. I whlln thn Kt.-itn outside of the srreatcr cltv TAX MEETING DELEGATES, reports 206,940. Los Angeles Is second among the cities with 76.416: Milwaukee Governor Appoints Avery and Plumley to Attend National Gathering. Montpelier, Nov. 7. Gov. H. F. Graham has appointed John M. Avery and Tax Commissioner Charles Plumley from Ver mont to attend the National Tax asso ciation's annual meeting November 13 to 16 at Atlanta, Ga. He has also appointed Henry Parker of Bradford as a delegate from Ver mont to attend the annual meeting of the Atlantic deeper waterways conference In Miami. Fla., November 26 to 30. The other members of the Vermont delega tion are F. H. Babbitt and Gardner Brewer ot Burlington. He has named Miss Katherlne Crozler, l nurse In Montpelier, to succeed Miss Mary Schumacher of Brattleboro on the board of registration of nurses. Mason Is No Slacker. Montpelier, Nov. 7. Chief of Police Con jolly has notified the authorities In Con cord, N. II., that Harry Mason, who was being held In that city on suspicion, Is not wanted here. Mason had told different stories, with the result that he was held there until the officials here could be conferred with. It was claimed he was a slacker, but It developed that he registered In Barre, where he was em ployed at the time. FIRR SALE! Plaster Board, Barn Equipment, etc., slightly damaged by Fire, Water and Bmoke at very low prices while they last. If Interested call or write. Strong Hard ware Co., Burlington, Vt. (adv.). and Buffalo have 75,000 each, Louisiana leads all States In the per centage of families enrolled, Its figured being Si. Iowa has 76 per cent, and Ver mont has 63 per cent. FIRST WOMAN LETTER CARRIERS IN U. S. Two Hare Begun Duties In City of Washington. Washington, Nov, 7. The first wom an letter carriers In the United States Mrs. Parmella Campbell and Mrs. Nel lie M. McGrath reported at the city nostoffice this afternoon In good shape after having made three deliveries of letteVs. They started at seven o'clock In the morning with pouches weighing fr6m twenty-five to thirty-five pounds. Tliev wore regulation caps fastened with hat pins and badges. Old carriers went with them on their first trip, and ev erywhere they were greeted with smiles and courtesy. Women soon may have chances for many Jobs In the postal service, One of the tests soon to be made In the post office here is of speed as betwen men and women. A group of women will "race" for an hour with a group of men at "facing" tables. The postofflce department Is obscrv lng the work of wemen and may em ploy more of them If their work is sat isfactory. Many other women applied for positions to-day. The Innovation has created much apprehension among tne male postal employes. SWINDLE AVERTED. Montpelier Postofflce Prevents Clever Attempt to Seeare 12,850. Montpelier, Nov. 7. As the officers of the Lane Manufacturing comnany were about to honor a draft drawn by Francisco De L,evega Echemendla of Cuba fqr $2,850 It was learned from the postofflce officials that the money orders sent the company by the same man some days ago were valueless. The action of Postmaster B. E. Bailey In notifying the company prob ably prevented a swindle either of the company or the government, there being a question as to who would have been the lOBer, come nays ago, iscnemendia, a commission merchant In Santiago. Cuba. wrote tho company that he wanted to open an account and enclosed the money orders for $2,000. which were at thai tlm xouna to ue an right, but since that time It appears that the postofflce officials have sent out circular letters to the effect that a robbery had occurred and the money or ders sent here were among the stolen property. Ice Company and Two General Stores Are Incorporated. Montpelier, Nov. 7. Three Vermont cor porations to-day filed articles of associa tion In the office of tho secretary of state. The Rutland Ice Co., Inc., of Rutland Is to handle Ice and spring water, with a capital stock of $15,000. The subscribers are C. M. Tlerman, W. E. Dever and Agatha D. Tlerman of Rutland. Howley & Co.. Inc., of Rutland are to conduct a ceneral store, with a capital stock of $30,000. The subscribers are P. F. Howley, N. B. Howley ana Katnenno icny. ine Jordon-Ncaly Co., Inc., of Jericho are to conduct a store, with a capital stock of $10,000. The subscribers are E. B. Jor dan, W. S. Nealy of Jericho Center and W. S. Naly of Essex. The Chaffee Lumber Co. of Rutland has been granted permission to change its name to the Smith Lumber Co., Inc., of Rutland. 21,30O,730,M0. (From Dally Financial America.) A total of $21,890,730,940 was appropria ted by Congress in the extraordinary ses sion which closed on Saturday, October 6. Never since man fashioned government did a legislative Doay pour out money In such a volume. Few of the men in Washington whose votes authorized tho expenditures that make this session of Congress unparal leled appreciate the immensity ot the fi nancial obligations 10 wnicn tney com mitted the people and few, very few of the people appreciate what it means In labor, In effort and in years to pay back what has been and will bo spent. Th i2i.890.730.MU is more than 1,400 times as much as we paid for the territory that came within wnat we termed the Louisi ana Purchase, the vast empire west of the Mississippi, exclusive ot that which wb rot later irom Mexico. The $21,390,730,940 Is nearly four times til the wealtn 01 opain. It Is more man tour-ioia tne weaitn 01 Holland. It Is five times the wealth of Switzerland. It Is more than eight times the wealth ot Portugal. It Is greater fhan all the wealth of Italy. It Is greater than all the wealth of Spain, Holland, Switzerland and Portugal combined. And we only have begun to spend. To Examine 30 Candidates. Montpelier, Nov. 7.-The State board of registration of nurses met to-night Miss Katherlne Crozler was elected secretary, There will be 80 candidates for examlna tlon Thursday, two for registration wih. out examination and five for re. examlna- tion. IP TITIS H CUTTINO TEETH SEIZE TELEGRAPH Maximalists' Committee Makes Radical Move in City of Petrograd. greater portion of the remainder of the western front there have been only small encounters, in which the French obtained the advantage over the Germans. Gaza, on the Mediterranean coast In Palestine, has been captured by the British and the column operating north of Beer sheba has made an additional advance of 11 miles. sending to each man a Christmas packot fitted with good things and good will;" And here Is a' list of the things suggest ed In the circular to be Included in the packet, although it is not expected that all of them will be Included in any one packet: Khaki-colored handkerchiefs, 27 Inches square, for container; writing-paper pad, about 7 by 10 Inches; envelopes; pencils; postals; book (In paper cover); scrapbook (home-made, containing a good short story, some Jokes, etc.); knife (such as boy scouts use); morror (steel); hand kerchiefs (khaki-colored); neckties; mouth organ; electric torch; compass; playing cards; mechanical puzzles (an assorted lot of 12 small mechanical puzzles can be bought at the rate of 12 for 50 cents); Red Cross checkerboard (this Is a combination set of checkerboard, checkers, chessmen and dominoes made ot heavy cardboard especially for the Red Cross and can be purchased at five cents each); other games; tobacco, pipe and pipe cleaners: cigarette papers, water-tight match box chewing gum; fruits, chocolate and other The ' sweetened crackers, in original packages; iruit cane; preserves; ginger; saucu iiulo, prunes, figs, dates, raisins, hard candy, chocolate In tin foil and licorice. In order that the men may be equally remembered and yet that thero may be a pleasing variety In the packets, the following suggestions are made for pre paring and assembling the Christmas parcels: 1. Nothing should go in them which will not keep fresh from the time of packing until Christmas. 2. Driod fruits and other food products should be packed in small tin or wooden boxes, one-quarter to one-half pound size. 3. Hard candy, including chocolate, would probably be safe In tin foil or heavy cardboard, but no soft chocolates nor anything that could possibly be crushed should be used, as the remaining contents of the package might be spoiled thereby. 4. Several dainties packed in oblong tin boxes holding each a quarter of a pound, will provide a better variety for a packet than a larger quantity ot a single confection. 6. No liquids nor articles packed in glass should be placed in the package. 6. For wrapping the gifts use a khaki colored handkerchief, 27 Inches square. and form the base ot the packet by plac- I'etrograd, Nov. 7. An armed naval de- revolutionary committee, has occupied the number and the thought Is again bound WHAT IS OITR NATIONAL ANTHEMT (From Leslie's.) Singl What Is our national anthem? Do we all know It? In cafes, hotels, the aterseverywherenow It is the vogue to include In the musical program medleys of our national airs. "Dixie" always reaches the hearts, even ot northerners, and a rousing response Is accorded it With the opening bars of "My Country, 'Tts of Thee" people rise here and there In the audience, whether by mistake or Intent la not known, but at any rate they remain standing. Is this because they are British subjects and are honoring the English anthem, which has the same air as "My Country, 'Tls of Thee," or have they mistaken our national hymn? With the opening strains of "Columbia, the Gem ot the Ocean," those who stand Increase offices of the ofHclal Petrograd telegraph agency The maximalists also occupied the cen tral telegraph office, the state bank and Murle palace, where the preliminary parliament had suspended Its proceedings In view of tho situation. No disorders are yet roported, with the exception of some outrages by Apaches. The general life of the city remains nor mal and street traffic has not been In terrupted. In tho early hours of the morning a delegation of Cossacks appeared at the Winter palace and told Premier Kerensky that they wcro disposed to carry out the government's orders concerning the guard ing of the capital, but they insisted that it hostilities commenced it would bo neces sary for their forces to be supplemented by infantry units. They furthor demand ed that the premier define the govern ment's attlttude toward tho Bolshevikls, citing the release from custody ot some ot those who had arrested for participa tion in the July disturbances. The Cos sacks virtually made a demand that the government proclaim tho Bolshovlkia out laws. The premier replied: "I find It difficult to declare the Bolshevikls outlaws; the at titude of the government towards the present Bolshevik! activities is known." WHEN THE WAR WILL END. Absolute knowledge, I have none, my aunt s washerwoman's slstor's But be suro and use that old and well-tried remedy. Mrs. Winslow'a Soothing Syrup, for children teething. It soothes the child, softens tho gums, allays all pain, cures wind colic and Is the best remedy A MATTER OF CHOICE. The proposal that replicas of two Lin coln statutes, differing widely In con ception, be sent to England, and that both be erected, as a compromise In the dispute between tho partisans of Saint Gaudens and the partisans of Barnard, will naturally recall how the peepshow man settled an important point for one of bis patrons, a small boy, remarks Tho Buffalo Commerlclal. "Tho picture you are beholding now," said the show man for the benefit of the peeper, "is the famous battle of Waterloo. Observe Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington leading thelrWelllngton lead-ins- their armies!" "Which la the Duke?" "JlA the small boy. "Take your choice." ba' I replied the showman. "I ain't nartlcular." son. Heard a policeman on his beat Say to a laborer on the street That he had a letter Just last weelc From a Chinese coolie in Tlmbuctoo Who said the negroes in Cuba knew Of a colored man In a Texas town Who got It straight from a circus clown That a man In Klondike heard the news From a bunch of South American Jews About somebody In Borneo Who heard a man who claimed to know Ot a swell society female fake Whose mother-in-law wilt undortake To prove that her seventh husband's niece Has stated in a printed piece That she has a son who has a friend, Who certainly knows when the war will end. Exchange. ,1'CKV AND UNLUCKY NUMBERS. (From the Popular Science Monthly.) ' Our only unlucky number Is IS. In Japan they have two unlucky numbers 42 and 49. Nobody wants either of these numbers for a telephone call, simply be cause the former Is pronounced "shlnl," which means "to die," and the latter is pronounced "shiku," which means "death." The luckiest telephone number In the estimation of the Japanese bust naos man la SO. whlnK xnaaaa nroxoarltx. to arise do we know our national anthem? Surely "Tho Star-Spangled Banner" should be so familiar to every American citizen that mistakes like these need not be made by the patriotically Inclined. Now that we are one of the allies, it has become a custom, pleasing to the citizens of the other allied nations, to pay re spect to the "Marseillaise," "God Save the King," and the Russian national hymn, by rising when they are played. Paying respect to the national anthems of all allied nations while the war lasts adds honor to our own "Star-Spangled Banner." ONLY A VOLUNTEER. (Contributed.) Why didn't I wait to be drafted, And be led to a train by a band, And put In my claim for exemption, Oh; why did I hold up my hand; Oh; Why didn't I watt to be cheered; For the drafted ones get all the credit. While I merely volunteered. Nobody gave me a bouquot, And nobody said a word. The grind of the wheels ot the engine, Was the goodby that I heard, Then off to the camp I was hustled. To be trained for the next halt a year, And then In the snuffle forgotten, I was only a volunteer. Maybe some day in the future, When my boy sits on my knee, And asks what I did tn the conflict. While his little eyes looked up to me. I'll have to look back as I am blushing, to tne eyes mat so trustingly peer, And tell him I missed being drafted, I was only a volunteer. OUR KALEIDOSCOPE. POOR FATHER. "Why aro you so late, Jachy," asked his teacher. "Well, sir, it was like this: There was a burglary last night and mother sent me to the ponce station to see If the burglar was father." FRIENDLY ADVICE. First Boarder I can't think how It Is you manage to fare bo well here. I've Industriously made myself pleasant to the landlady and her daughters, and yet I'm half-starved. Second Boarder Try the cook. Passing Show. NOT QUITE OONVINCIN "Have you any detects?" ". sir; I am short-sighted." "How can you prove It?" "Easily enough, doctor. Do you see that nail up yonder In the wall?" "Yes." "Well, I don't."-Brooklyn CUI- lng; on the center of the handkerchief a pad ot writing-paper about seven oy us Inches. , 7. Belect a variety of articles either from the suggested list (or according to individual wishes) to an amount not ex ceeding $1.50, and arrango them on the pad of paper so that the entire package shall be j the width ot the pad and ap proximately five or six Inches high. . 8. Wrap the tie witn one-incn req rw- bon and place a Christmas card under the bow of ribbon. A card bearing Uio greetings of the chapter would be desirable. Wrap the parcel agatn tn heavy, light-brown manlla paper, tie securely with red. green or gilt cord, and use Christmas labels or American flags as desired. THE STORY-TELLER. WB AGREE WITH GEORGE. Tha class had been studying about the house fly, according to Good Health, and the teacher had made much of tin dancer with which the germ-carrying habits of the Insect threaten the public health. The lesson sank deep Into th mind of little George, who later wai asked to write a composition on tht subject. "The fly Is a insec," he wrott laboriously; "he has six tegs, he ts mor dangerous than a lion, but I had rathei a fly would bite me than a lion." NEEDED A LABEL. A story Is being told ot Lord Bower by Austin Dobson In his recently pub lished "Bookman's Budget." The Judge was one day summing up a case, and he was caustic. "If, gentlemen," he said to the Jury, "you think It likely that the prisoner was merely indulging an amiable fancy for midnight exercise on his neighbor's roof; If you think It was kindly consideration for that neighbor which led him to tako off his boots, and leave them behind him before de scending Into the house, and If you be lieve that It was the innocent curiosity of the connoisseur which brought him to the silver pantry and caused him to borrow the teapot, then, gentlemen, you will acquit the prisoner." To the Judge's dismay the Jury did acquit the prisoner, and that Instantly. The Judge had made out too good a case, and the Jury had no Idea that his remarks were "In tended sarcastic." THE WORN-OUT FINGER. An old guide at Yellowstone Park was minus the first finger of his right hand. An Inquisitive tourist noticed this and became curious. "How did you lose your flngtr, my good man?" she asked. "Well," he replied slow! ,a been a guide In this park for onty-flva years and I Jist naturally worn that finger off pointing out places of interest to the tourists." The Lamb. A VERY SLOW CLOCK. Smith's mother-in-law rushed to him In great excitement on his return from business one evening. "Oh, John." she cried, "that great, horrid, grandfather's clock tn tha hall has Just fallen witn a areaarui crasn III 1I1D WS1 T DUUL III1CISJ A U ins only a moment before. ' "Humph," muttered Smith, "I always said that clock was slow." Washington Post. FOR BETTER OR WORSE. At the end of three weeks of mar ried life a Southern darky returned to the minister who had performed the cere mony and asked for a divorce. After explaining that he could not grant di vorces, the minister tried to dissuade his visitor from carrying out his Intentions. "You must remember, Sam that you promised to take Liza for better or worse" ' "Yassir, I knows dat, boss.' rejoined tho darky, "but she's wum dan I took fear Kvarvbodv'a,