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EYEN NG G ALE D ON IAN VOLUME HI NUMBER 78 ST. JOHNSBURY,; VTV SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1918- PRICE TWO CENTS LODGE WANTS PRESIDENT WILSON TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES REPUBLICAN c HOUSE AND SENATE THE WHITE" HOUSE v WASHINCTO Says Republican Control Will Lead to Victory in War AMERICANS READY FOR ANY SACRIFICE The Republican Party is the Constructive Party of the Country Washington, Sept. 27 Declaring that Republican control of Congress will speed up the preparation of the United States for victory over Ger tnanv. Satis! rr Henrv Cabot Lodce of Massachusetts, republican leader m the senate, today gave out the fol lowine statement: "I ami' extremclv anxious to see a Republican House and a Republican "I want to see the organization of the two Houses pass into the hands of the Republican party. I urge Republican success for one; reason, and one reason alone, because j I believe that it will best promote the one great object which I in common with every patriotic American has at heart, and that is carrying the war to speedy and complete victory. "Republican control of the two Houses will strengthen preparation and accelerate speed in all the meas ures that lead to victory. "It will be of great service to have the Republican party taking a direct share in the responsibility for the war. They are of one mind as to this war and as to the terms of peace. Even as a minority they have never flinched where the majority part has weakened. "Without the Republicans of the House the first and second draft bills, on which all success in war rests, could never have been passed. In control of the organization of House and Senate they will be able to drive the war iorward with great er energy than the present majority, because they have no friends in exec utive office to protect and no orders to take from any source except the country's cause. They will tell the truth without fear or favor, and nothing can so advance the war as absolute truth -in dealing with the . -American people. i -. "Americans are brave. They ai-c ready for any sacrifice, but they want to know the truth; they will face it and do all the better by know ing it. Nothing is gained by mis leading them. If for more than a year the American people had not been wilfully misled and mystified by misrepresentations in regard to airplanes we should now have fight ing planes of our own to protect the American army. We should have them in sufficient numbers. We should not be using French machines. We should not be using old machines and losing lives by so doing. We should not have a large number of . our aviators sitting idly by for weeks and months because the French could not supply them with machines. . "Nothing so stimulates production, nothing so stimulates administrative energy, as a knowledge of all the facts, as the plain truth. The same is true about our artillery, especially our big field guns to which General March referred the other day. Re publicans have but one idea now, and that is to win the war. They have nothing to conceal. They wish to . sustain to the utmost those charged with responsibility, first, and above ? all, our armies in the field, then the administration; but where there is inefficiency, delay, or wrongdoing, they will address themselves to cur ing it without fear or favor. "When the time for reconstruction comes the Republican Dartv. whirh has always been the constructive party, is the best adapted for that work; but now at this moment, if they can be given a share as a party in the conduct of the government they will drive it forward to victory witn an energy and speed not thus iar attained. lo return once more to the terms of peace. I believe that thnsp which I have ventured to outline are the terms of peace, and the kind of peace which all Americans without regard to party not onlv desire, hut. demand. No other terms would be acceptable to the Republican party." j AMERICAN GUNNERS Made Successful Dents in the- Ger man Lines Paris, Sept. 28 American artillery! violently bombarded the whole front between Verdun and the Metz region Wednesday night. A score of deep raids were made into the German lines in this region. The German command, to meet this "attack" con centrated great masses of artillery and reserves between 'Verdun and the Moselle. ' Then when the enemy had weak ened his lines sufficiently west of Ver dun, the Americans suddenly attack ed -on a 20-mile front in that region encountering little opposition. . ...15 ,S - , - Witt.- -v wiyi--T i;iw'ytt' ( FIGHTING FOURTH STARTS OFF WITH A RUSH Bells Ring, Whistles Blow and Canvassers Get Busy $107,000 ALREADY SUBSCRIBED 0 Ml S rr mm Serbian Troops Continue to Advance Towards Bulgarian Border French Forces Advance About Four Miles Panic ) in German; Capital When Bulgarian Armstice is Announced GERMANS FIGHTING AMERICANS DESPER- i ATELY TO HALT ADVANCE OF OUR TROOPS Belgians Attack the Germans North of Ypres Heavy Fighting Between Dixmude and Ypres it . CALL TO COMMUNITY PRAYER Message f rom the Woman's Club and the Pastors At the kst meeting of the Wom an's Club a committee was appointed to consult with the ministers of the town and arrange for a moment of prayer at some specified time in which everybody may join. The hour which has been chosen is 12.30 noon. At that time there will be signals of gongs and bells to bring the time to the attention of all. It is expected that the form of prayer possible will vary in different cases. It may be a silent petition that some may send up. At f.imily tables prayer may be voiced in a sentence in which parents and children may unite. Let us all join heartily in the petition that God bless our country, our army and our navy, and those of our allies, and grant to us a peace founded on jus tice and lighteousness. This com munity prayer will begin October first. Message from Our Ministers on Pro posed Community Prayer We, the undersigned, wish to add emphasis to the call for Community Prayer beginning October first at 12.30 p. m. Not only is this daily act of devotion in accordance with the wishes of our President and the Resolution of Congress, but surely it is in harmony with our own sacred fcelinjrs. W'e ought to pray for all our Allies who now for four years have poured out their blood in' de fence of what we hold dear. And in our own country's hour of trial, in these very serious times, we do turn to God, in behalf of our boys on land and sea, for those in the air and be neath the waters; in behalf of our rulers and statesmen, in behalf also of all our people. That united to gether, whether on the front in. the thick of battle or at home, supporting with courage and faith and self-sacrifice, we &sk God as a community to bless our cause, that this world war may soon end, that peace founded upon truth and justice may once again flourish on the earth. W. Dwyer, Alfred Poole Grint, George A. Martin, L. A. Peabody, Francis A. Poole, Frederick B. Hichards, Harold G. D. Scott, A. S. Woodworth. Rev. Fr. Drouhin is today too ill to append hi'i signature to the above message. But he had expressed his hearty appicval to a member of the committee from the W'oman's Club, who interviewed him on the . subject of ringing bells as a call to prayer. PERSHING REVEALS TROOPS IN ACTION George S. Abbott, of Charlestown, Mass., died Monday from Spanish in fluenza in St. John's Riverside Hos pital, . while his fiancee, Miss Sarah Cone, waited at his bedside with ring and marriage license in the hope that he would rally sufficiently to have the ceremony performed in accordance with his last wish- Units from Pennsylvania, Kansas and Missouri Were Engaged in the Early Stages of the Battle Washington, Sept. 27 First de tails of the new victory of the Amer ican forces, reported last night by General Pershing in his daily .com-1 munique, caused elation in Washing-! ton today. Capture of the strong position of Montfaucon appeared to observers as the most striking feature in the re port of the American commander. Identification by General Pershing of the troops' operation around Mon blainville, Vauquers and Cheppy as units from Pennsylvania, Kansas and Missouri also was regarded as signi ficant, making as it did the first time the American commander has seen fit to make public the divisions taking part in the first stages of a large operation. Watch for the Special Mili tary Relic Train Tuesday The Fighting Fourth Liberty loan started on time this morning in St. Johnsbury. Promptly at nine o'clock bells rang, whistles blew and an army of will ing workers started forward in one of the most energetic charges which has been made on this front during the war. While this paper goes to press too early to give an official report of bonds actually purchased, the com mittee had pledges reported to them unofficially up to noon today of $107,700. Commencing Monday the Caledo nian will endeavor to show each day the actual stiles of bonds as turned in at the various banks. Chairman J. II. Brooks asks all so licitors to call on persons assigned to them at once, urging that in this great and good cause Sunday work is advisable and necessary. In view of the fact that the churches are closed Sunday, it is strongly urged to make this the day of greatest effort and workers are requested to cover their whole territory on Sunday if possible and in any event to see all their- people" before I Ttiesday night, Oct. 1. The local chairman and cen tral committee wish to announce most emphatically that the cam paign can be handled most success fully by quick action. The town har been carefully districted and so large a number of workers have been se cured that no one will be overbur dened with work. Therefore it is ex pected that every available person in town will be solicited and "landed" on or before Tuesday so that the campaign may be brought to a suc cessful close by Tuesday night if it is humanly possible. A description has already been giv en in the Caledonian of the Fourth Liberty loan war exhibit which is scheduled for St. Johnsbury for Tues day, Oct. 1st, from 1 p. m., to 3.30 p. m.v St. Johnsbury is particularly .fav ored in the privilege of seeing these famous war relics in the day time. This train comes here from Morris- ville, arriving at 1 p. m., and leaves for Montpelier at 3.30 p. m. It does not visit any town in this section north of St. Johnsbury. It is expected that large numbers will come to St. Johnsbury Tuesday to see this exhibit and it is hoped that this may be the occasion of bringing the local campaign to a successful termination. Have you bought your bond yet? Have you bought all you possibly can? NOW is the time. All together for the Fighting Fourth! (Associated Press Despatch) With the British Armies in France The British, attacking at dawn in the direction of Cambrai, smashed forward on a thirteen-mile front, penetrating more than three miles at some points. A strip of the Hindenburg line seven miles wide, in cluding five miles of the Canal-du-Nord was crossed. A London despatch says that the city and fortress of Vesles, important bases of the Bulgarians, in southern Serbia, hav ebeen captured by the Serbian forces. The Serbs are pushing eagerly on from Vsles towards Uskus. The troops that were defending Vesles were taken pris oners. The Serbs have also reached Batavista, 15 miles north of Ishti, and have advanced considerably beyond Kochana towards the Bulgarian border. A London despatch says that 10,000 prisoners and 200 guns have been captured by the British forces in Cambrai. Paris despatches report a successful continuation of the offensive east of Argonne. The French have cap tured the village of Soumepy which represents an ad vance of about four miles. With the American Forces northwest of Verdun With the backs to the outer edge of the Brunhildi line, the Germans today were fighting desperately in their en deavor to bi-mg the American advance to a definite halt. T,he Germans are increasing the volume of their fire, which indicates anew their determination to resist to the utmost. , - - f London The publication in semi-official newspapers of Berlin of the Bulgarian armstice was the cause of the greatest panic m the German capital, according to ad vices received through Copenhagen. A Paris despatch says the Allies began their attack on the front north of Ypres today.and advanced at some points more than two miles and one-half. The attack is being made by the Belgians and is on the larger part of their front from the North sea. A thousand prisoners have already been taken. Heavy fighting is taking place between Dixmude and Ypres and the battle is severe in the Houthulst forest north of Ypres. DIED AT CAMP DEVENS WEDDED IN QUARANTINE Mrs. E. C. Smith of St. Albans, state chairman of the women's com mittee of the fourth Liberty loan, has started on the closing series of meetings with the county chairmen. Meetings will be held at Bethel, Montpelier and Wells River. Thurs day Mrs. Smith will be in Boston, to attend a meeting of the state chairmen of the New England states. REGISTRANTS (See List on Page Three) Novel Wedding Ceremony at Camp Lee Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va., Sept. 27 An unusual wedding ceremony, in which the bride and officiating clergyman could not approach within 15 paces of the bridegroom vas sol emnized here when Private Leon Wellrivcr, of the Infantry Replace ment Camp, and Miss Mary Smith, both of Wyoming, Pa., were married. Wellriver was under quarantine which will extend until time for his regiment to depart for France, so the ceremony vas performed from a distance of 15 paces of the soldier. The minister wrote the questions to bo asked the groom, and a lieutenant, who acted as intermediary, read them to Wellriver, who signalized "yes" by raising his right hand. Miss Smith stood by the side of the clergyman and answered the necessary, ques Prvt. Frank Wright of Orleans Died of Pneumonia (Special to the Caledonian) Orleans, Sept. 28 Private Frank Wright died at Camp Devens Friday of pneumonia. His father. E. E. Wright, returned from Ayer only Monday, where he had been to see his son, who was ill at that time. He is suivived by his parents and three brothers, who live in Browning ton, and his wife, who v. was Miss Myrtie Green of Orleans, now living in Concord, Mass. Funeral arrange ments have not been made. THE CASUALTY LIST No Vcrmonter in List Washington, Sept. 28 The follow ing casualties are reported by the commanding general of the American Expeditionary Forces: Killed in fiction Missing in action Wounded severely Died from wounds Died from aeroplane accident Died from, accident and other causes Died of disease Prisoners 104 20 174 54 1 8 10' 1 REIGN OF TERROR Premier Lenine Wants Peace and Order Amsterdam, Sept. 27 The Russian Bolshevik government has issued a decree rescinding its reign of terror, according to the Mir, of Moscow. The question was discussed at a meeting of the Central Committees of the Soviet, the newspaper says, and when Premier Lenine expressed an earnest desire to return to orderly methods a majority of those present supported him. CALLS FOR HELP Society women arc picking cotton in Atlanta, Ga. They are being em ployed by a planter who has been unable to get other help. The women are paid $1.20 a hundred pounds. The proceeds of their Inbor will be turned over to the Red Cross. Massachusetts Wants Physicians and Nurses (Special to the Caledonian) Biiiiingtorj Sept. 27 Massachu setts has called upon Vermont for physicians and nurses to aid it in fighting the widespread epidemic of Spanish influenza. Dr. C. F. Dalton of this city, secretary of the Ver mont State Board of Health, urges any physician or nurse who is at lib erty to go to Massachusetts. All ex penses will be paid by the state of Massachusetts and standard wages will be paid. Physicians should report to Dr. Bernard Carey, room MG, State House, Boston. Nurses should enroll with Miss Billings, state health department, room 540, State House, Boston. 72 GERMANY ALARMED British Successes in Palestine Give Them a Scare London, Sept. 26 A despatch from Amsterdam says that the Entente success in Macedonia and Palestine has greatly alarmed the Frankfurter Zeitung, which cannot refrain from paying trilivtc to the enemy's strate gic skill, arid says: "Especially the English show them selves again as masters of colonial warfare." The paper also admits that the point of the break through in Mace donia was most cleverly chosen. It urges the Central Powers to tackle the problem of defence, as "the en emy has caused us serious military damage." HID IN CELLAR The Kaiser Forced to Run to Cover in an Air Raid Geneva, Sept. 27 The German Kaiser hid in a cellar at Mannheim during a recent raid by the Allied airman' over th;)lb cf y, dispatche3 received here stated. The German ruler was making a visit to towns along the Rhine to allay fears of their inhabitants fol lowing raids of Allied aircraft. An attack was made on Mannheim at the time of the Royal visit. Sev eral bombs landed near the cellar where Wilhelm was hiding.