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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
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
Tabulation Show Total Liberty
Bond Subscription Is $4,
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
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
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.
"By the President,
Secretary of State."
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.
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
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
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
There Is one Essex county case set for
hearing which will probably take place.
This will clean the docket to Windham
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
"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
It has been generally understood that
tho third loan would be sought probably
in late February or early March next
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:
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.
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
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.
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
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
Rear Guards and Airplanes Con
tinually Harass Advanc
ing Enemy.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Two Hare Begun Duties In City of
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
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.
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
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
(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
It Is five times the wealth of Switzerland.
It Is more than eight times the wealth ot
It Is greater fhan all the wealth of Italy.
It Is greater than all the wealth of
Spain, Holland, Switzerland and Portugal
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-
Maximalists' Committee Makes
Radical Move in City of
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
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
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
(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
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."
Absolute knowledge, I have none,
my aunt s washerwoman's slstor's
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
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."
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
Has stated in a printed piece
That she has a son who has a friend,
Who certainly knows when the war will
(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
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.
"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."
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
"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
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."
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."
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.
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
ins only a moment before. '
"Humph," muttered Smith, "I always
said that clock was slow." Washington
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,

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