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VOLUME III NUMBER 112 ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 PRICE TWO CENTS THE even CALEDONIAN CZECHOSLOVAKS . FIGHT THROUGH HOSTILE COUNTRY Made a Successful Night Attack on the Bolsheviki COSSACKS ASSISTED IN THE BATTLE Enemy Captured by Receiv ing Fake Mesages from Gen. Gaida MESSAGE TO THE BOYS OVERSEA! Indianapolis Lawyer Will Carry Gov ernor's Greetings to the Soldier,;; Vladivostok, Sept. 12, (Correspon dence of The Associated Press) General Gi:ida's Czecho-Slovaks fight ing their way through 2,G00 miles of hostile territory furnishes a tale less thrilline than that related of Coftez' drive from Vera Cruz to the ancient Aztec capital in the sixteenth century. Like his illustrious predec essor, he saw his forces arrow as his successes multiplied, but his success es, also like those of the adventurous Spaniard, were due to his unflagging courage and ingenious tactics and to the loyalty of his men. When the order came from Petro grad countermanding the permission given for the free movement of the Czecho-Slovaks toward Vladivostok, it found them strung out in a thin line from the Volga to Vladivostok. A twelve day truce, following the first serious clash at Irkutsk when the Bolsheviki undertook to disarm a trainload of Czechs, applied only to Eastern Siberia and was utilized by Giada's men to get a running start for the plunge through the thickest of the struggle. Thereafter his pol icy appears to have been to constant ly prepare and execute some new sur prise until the enemy was in such a state of nerves that the approach of a body of Czecho-Slovaks no matter how small, was likely to throw him into a panic. Assisted by Cosacks and by Czechs from Chiliabinsk, Colonel Kadlets, then commander of the Czech forces -Avc&tJU&ut&k, fought -his -way wejt to Omsk, taking towns enroute. He improved the time during the armis tice to clean up the line westward to the Urals. Meantime, with resumption of hos tilities to the eastward the Czech Slovak forces between Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk found themselves hard pressed and near to the end of their resources. Kadlets doubled back eastward and by a series of flanking movements, falling upon the Bolshe viki in the night, stampeded them time after time. In this way he pushed through to the relief of his countrymen at Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk. From Irkutsk to the southernmost point of lake Baikal there are forty one tunnels. It was the Czech's aim to clear out the Bolsheviki without giving them time to blow up these tunnels and to that end they started a small contingent overland to sur prise the Bolsheviki beyond the series of tunnels. These men marched four days under greatest difficulties. They became so pressed for food supplies that they had to eat their horses. But they accomplished their object. They attacked the Bolsheviki in the mid die of the night, captured their ma chine guns and started them north ward in disorder. The Bolsheviki succeeded in blowing up one tunnel, the last one in the series. The Czechs and their Russian al lies now had a clear track to the southern extremity of the lake, to a village named Slujianka, where the blocked tunnel presented a serious obstacle to further progress. They dragged a few light guns over the ridge and marched several contin gents of troops around the obstruc tion only to find the Bolsheviki mas sed in force some 20 miles beyond. The Czechs and. Russians suffered heavy losses in the fighting here and were forced back to within a few miles of the tunnel. Meantime the Czechs had cleared the tunnel sufficiently to pass troops through on foot. General Giada, who had succeeded Colonel Kadlets in command, caused decoy messages to fall into the enemy's hands, begging for help and declaring that the tunnel was and he in desparate straits, surround ed and at the end of his resources. The Bolsheviki thereupon moved southward in high spirits, throwing aside all caution. Bands played and their progress was in the nature of a triumphal march. A few miles from the tunnel they ran into an ambush which completely demoralized them. Machine guns ' raked them from the hillsides and field guns shelled them from the rear. A tattered remnant of the Bol sheviki army fled northward with the few trains they were able to save. Montpelier, Nov. 8 Governor Hor ace F. Graham has sent the following message to the Vermont boys at the front. The governor's message ex presses the pride of the people of the state in their fighters and pledges their ceaseless effort in sustaining the men who i-.rc battling for civilization. Cass Connaway, an Indianapolis, Ind., attorney will carry the greetings overseas. Connaway adjourned his law practice for the period of the war to don thj Y. M. C. A. uniform and follow in tnc wake of his two soldier sons. H ?. will visit the huts, hostels, shelters and dugouts of the Y. M. C. A., the Y. W. C. A., the War Camp Comumniiy Service, National Catho lic War Council (K of C), the Jewish Welfare I-oard, American Library As sociation and Salvation Army the seven acci edited welfare agencies that have joined in a United War Work Campaign, November 11-18, to raise $170,500,000 to carry on their work for soldiers, sailors and marines at home end abroad. Wherever he comes across a man from Vermont Connaway will give him the home folks' gre sting. Governor Graham's message reads: "Will you please say to the boys who carry Ihe Green Mountain spirit cross the f.eas in this great war, that every Vcrmonter wishes them all suc cess and knows that, wherever they may be, and upon whatever duty en gaged, they will to the last men be true to the best traditions of their state. "We know that they will remember their deal." state was given its name by one of the greatest of Frenchmen, and one of the most famous Ver monters f.ve to our capital the name of one of France's most beautiful cities. Ouv boys are returning to the French people a portion of the debt which America owes. New England, at Hubbaidton, at Bennington, at Stillwater t.nd at Saratoga, made this great Republic a certainty. Let New England, at the Rhine, help make Democracv universal. M JOHNSBURY CHOOSE .-- ANDCtiRATES Big Parade Led by "Uncle Sam" and the Band with Thousands Following LODGE OF ELKS REPUBLICANS HAVE 48 SENATORS Just Hah the Membership Michigan and Idaho Results Still in Doubt Washington, Nov. 7 With , the Michigan and Idaho senatorialCon tests still iri doubt, late returns from Tuesday s elections tonight gave the republica s p. total of 48 senators just half the membership and lacking one vote necessary to insure control and 46 to the democrats. In Michigan, the republican candi date, Trumsh H. Newberry, was re ported to have increased his lead to about 6,800 votes over Henry Ford, rent "U 1 9 a rrf'Pinfc! vyiic?c Tv TJ CREMATE THE KAISER! ho, the democratic candidate, Sena- . tor Nugent, was credited wih an in creased lead of about, tiOO votes over former Governor Goodings, the publican candidate. Vermont Home Guards Fol low the Band and the Parade Goes Through Our Principal Streets re- Hardly had the news of the end of the war spread around town before bells began to ring, the gong at the scale works sounded for ten minutes and horns and small boys appeared on the streets. The noise continued in intensity until dark and early in the evening the town fittingly cele brated by such a jollification as has seldom been seen in this community. It had been quickly arranged to have a parade and bonfire and at least 5000 people were out to participate in the general rejoicing. George W. Young, Sr. Johnsbury's "Uncle Sam," rode joyously in a limousine, the St. Johnsbury Band played patriotic airs, Company "G, Vermont Home Guards, headed the procession, while behind them cam the St. Johnsbury lodge of Elks. Tlicy were accompanied by hundreds ol men, women and children who followed along, with horns blow ing, flags flying, and crackers and toy pistols furnishing the rest of the noise, if any more was necessary. The Elks had the Kaiser in a coffin and had ako arranged for red lights Closeness of both Michigan and Idaho contests, upon which demo cratic or republican control of the Senate depends, Was regarded as giv ing prospect of official counts and possibly c ontests later in the Senate. : Republican control of the House, however, is beyond all question. With only one district missing the second Montana the return tonight shows republican 238; democrats 195, in cluding one independent; socialist 1; missing 1. THE VOTE IN ST. JOHNSBURY along tho route of the parade which Those of us at home are ready to started at the Avenue House, march ed up Eastern avenue, around the principal streets on the "Plain" and returned to Railroad street by Maple street. In front of the depot the bonfire was started, the Kaiser cre mated and a general satisfaction ex pressed at the disposition of the man that started the war. Many of the stores were brilliantly, decorated with . flags and banners and some cf the private houses were illuminated. For a ctlebration so quickly ar ranged it was literally a "howling" success and if some thought it was prematura it was not in evidence last night. Certainly the Kaiser was very propel ly finished and St. Johns bury celebrated in fine style. The Town's Voters Followed Lines Pretty Closely Party THE CASUALTY LIST Two Vermonters among the Casual ties Washington, Nov. 8 The follow ing casualties are reported by the commanding general of the Amer ican Expeditionary Forces: Killed in action Died of accident and other causes Died of disease Wounded (degree undtermined) Missing in action Wounded slightly Wounded severely 159 3 309 111 332 132 37 German Cities Join in Revolution Distressing Condi tions in Austria British Forces Capture Two Vil lages French Have Advanced Along the Whole LINE. 1083 Wounded degree undetermined : Michael Lyons, Norwalk. Sydney Reynolds, Ferrisburg. PREMATURE ANNOUNCEMENT OF WORLD PEACE SENT BY RIVAL NEWS AGENCY November Draft May Be Suspended Soldiers' Council to Be Arranged in the City of Bremen Fighting Continues Along the Whole Battle Line. AMERICANS IN SEDAN aid with every resource, that thev may do their full part to give to the world a lasting peace. "With my best wishes and sending the love and affection of the state to all Vermonters overseas, I am Yours very truly, (Signed) Horace F. Graham." ENGINE BLEW UP Central Vermont Sends Aid to Coteau Junction, Que. St. lbarV. Nov. 6 The Central Vermo.it railway sent a wreck outfit to Cote .u Junction, Que., a small sta tion near Rouses Point, N. Y., early this morning to assist in clearing the line of tho Delaware & Hudson rail way following the blowing up of an engine about 12.30 a. m. The brake man of the D. & H. crew was killed and the fireman badly injured. The latter was blown some distance away and it wan. some time before he was found. Six cars were derailed and some if them pitched down an em bankment. It is not known whether there we any other casualties. The engine was attached to a southbound freight trar; out of Rouses Point. In the vote for the county ticket the republican ticket received the fol lowing vote : Senators, Carr, 746, Stu art, 730; assistant judges, Oscar C. Woodruff, 770, M. D. Coffrin, 745; judge of probate, Walter P. Smith, 806, state's attorney, James B. Camp bell, 783; fheriff, Wilbur H. Worthen, 803; -hili bailiff, Byron M. Bundy, 753. The county democratic vote was as follows: -Senators, Richardson, 502, Roy, 477; assistant judges, James A. Gallagher, 424, Charles R. Hoyt, 415; judge of probate, John P. Weeks, 417; state's attorney, Arthur L. Graves, 447; sheriff, E. C. Graves, 427; high k'iliff, D. P. Coveny, 439. The Congressional vote was as fol lows: Porter H. Dale, 820; John B. Reardon, 449; Porter H. Dale, pro., 36. The foliowing union justice ticket was elected by 1343 votesDelos M. Bacon, Edwir. C. Potter, Aristide La-chancerr'h-ilip A." FletcherTHarry H'. Carr, George H. Morrill,. Edwin E. Grant, Fred D. Gilman; Walter P. Smith, Charles Fassett, William- H. Jenks, Conrad "Y. Beck, Reverdy A. Cramer, Thomas J. Tierney, John M. Ferham. City Now Completely Occupied With the American Armies in France, Nov. 7, 1.50 p. m. Ameri can troops of the First Army enter ed the western outskirts of Sedan at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and completed occupation of the city this morning. Seizure of Sedan cut the principal communications between the armies of the German Crown Prince and General'' von Gallwitz, inflicting a serious defeat on the enemy, who rushed northward in full rout. All French territory in the Ameri can zone has been practically cleared, the Germans fleeing across the Bel gian border. In the last six days, the Americans have advanced more than 2b ..liles, freed 700 square kilometres of terri tory, liberated 2000 civilians and cap tured enormous stores of material.' (By the Associated Press), 3.00 P. M. LQNDON GERMAN MAJORITY PARTIES HELD FINAL DISCUSSION ON THE QUESTION OF EMPEROR WILLIAMS' ABDICATION AND WILL UNDOUBTEDLY DEMAND UNANIMOUSLY THAT HE ABDICATE, SAYS A COPENHAGEN DESPATCH THE ABDICATION, THE DESPATCH ADDS, WILL PROBABLY OCCUR SATURDAY. Mrs. Stella Folsom PVT. P. J. FRENCH WOUNDED WEST DANVILLE For i-ia first time in history West Danville sendc a representative, A. J. Goss, democrat, and the people feel proud of their choice. There will be a reception for him at the Maplewood hall Friday evening. Everybody invit ed. Judg'i Harland B. Howe and Harry Witters will be present. Mr. and Mrs. Warner Willey of Wheelock spent Sunday at C. C. Far rington's. School commenced again Monday. Mr. and Mrs. George Kittridge spent Sunday at Walden. Mrs. Buck and little daughter of Wheelock are spending a few days with Mvs. Clavton Farnneton. Anna LVickett went to Barnet last Saturday. Her school opened again Monday. Little Eve. Hunt, who has been visiting hei grandmother, Mrs. George Kittridge, has returned to her home at St. Johnsbury. Enlisted from Utah and Had Been Over the Top Four Times Mrs. Eila A. James, housekeeper for her brother at Rockland, Mass., has received word that her son, Pri vate Percy J. French, had been twice woundod in action on the battlefront, on the hip and the right le;r below the knee. 1 .0 has been over the top f our times. T i-e young soldier is a mem ber of Co. I. 59th regiment, and en listed fro n Kanba, Utah. He writes a cheery letter home, date of October 9, says the fighting will be over by February .nd he expects to be home by July rext. Mrs. J.imes' home is in St. Johns bury and her husband is doing his part to win the wrar as well as Pri vate French as he is engaged in three Vermont towns getting out ship tim ber for the government. THE DEER SEASON Only Nine Days of Year Hunting This The open deer season this year is from November 10 to November 20, inclusive, Sundays excepted, having therefore, nine days of hunting. The season opens at 5 o'clock a. m., Mon day, November 11, and continues to Wednesday, November 20, 5 o'clock p. m." Hunt only between 5 o'clock in the forenoon and 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Only such deer as has horns at least three inches in length may be killed. A person shall not take more than one such deer during such open season. A person taking such deer shall forthwith exhibit the animal's head to the nearest fish and game warden or to some person duly authorized by the state fish and game commissioner to receive such reports. BAR EXAMINATIONS REMAINS BERLIN NO ALLIANCE WITH GERMANY Citizens of New Hampshire City Will Keep Their Name Berlin, N. H., Nov. 6 Citizens of Berlin yest erday decided by a vote of 933 to 563 to retain the name of the city, notwithstanding complaints that its sound was unpleasant to American ears. The name proposed was Mayneaboro, by which the town was known before it was incorporated as a city. . REV. D. J. O'SULLIVAN DIES Four Candidates Make Applications One Is a Soldier Montp .lier, Nov. 6 The annual ex amination held by the bar examiners is taking place today and will con tinue Thursday in the county court house in. Montpelier. . There are four candidate 3 who made application to practice of law. One of these is a soldier, so he did not appear, so only three -ice being examined. At the end of the examinations if they qual ify and have studied the regular length of time the usual procedure is to admit them to the bar. Rain late warmer. Russia Disgusted with the Atrocious War Moscow, Oct. 15 (Correspondence of the Associated Press) "Soviet Russia will never enter into an alli ance wit'l flpmuiTiv nni- with thn fn. hopelessly blocked jtente n0wers," recently declared Leo Kameneff, the Bolshevik leader named as ambassador to Austria, who, held as a prisonei for six months by the Finnish white guards, has returned to Russn. "We have ceased war making and will not be a toy in the hands ' of this or that imperialism," Kameneff declared in a speech to the Moscow soviet. "We are surrounded by an iron rin ?nd the only salvation for us is to adhere to our original policy. The working men of Russia must fight for complete independence." Discussing Norway and Sweden, where Kameneff recently visited, he said, "They are neutral only as to this wax ar.U not neutral to socialistic Russia. We socialists have no al lies, no friends and no neutrality." WEATHER tonight and Saturday Strength Failed through Exertion in j Epidemic St. Albans, Nov. 7 The Rev. Dan iel J. O 'Sullivan, aged 65 years, for 27 years permanent rector at St. Mary's church, died this afternoon at 2.25 o'clock at St. Mary's rectory after a two weeks' illness. He was one of the incorporators of the Catholic diocese of Burlington, moderator of the matrimonial court and diocesan director of the Apostle ship of Prayer. He was one of the three whose names wera sent to the Pope as candidates for the bishopric of the diocese in 1897. Father O 'Sullivan represented the city of St. Albans in the general as semblies of 1902-03 and 1904-05. Father O'Sullivan was a scholarly man of broad culture, unsparing f time and strength in his work and during the recent epidemic in this city visited the sick and dying and officiated at funerals until his own strength failed. The Armory Suggested for a Public Reception Editor Caledonian: The new.i that Chaplain Moody, U. S. Army, h;a- returned from the war, on a well-earned furlough, has elec trified our town. And a greater mag net than even St. Johnsbury will in a day or two draw him to our midst. If we were a city and had a mayor, immediate arrangements would be made I am sure for some appropriate reception. Who then will take the lead? Because what is everybody's business is nobody's business, as a daily mi bite servant, may I venture to suggest that you, Mr. Editor, make some urranjrements, that St. Johns bury may have the chance to show in some way honor and welcome to Chaplain Moody. The Armory is certainly the appropriate place, al ready hallowed by Sergeant Farnam and other war speakers. Yours truly, Alfred PooleDa abo Yours triil y, ALFRED POOLE GRINT Nov. 6, 1918 A 1 gloom wras cast over this com munity Sunday evening, Oct. 6, when it was learned that Mrs. Stella Fol som had passed from this life to the great beyond. Mrs. Folsom was born in East Con cord January 8, 1868, the daugnter of Henry R. Pratt and Dorcas Grant Pratt. Tho earlier years of her life were all' spent there. September 21, 1885, she married Andrew Folsom. One son was born to them, Dr. Henry A. Folsom, who survived his mother by three clays. The circumstances seem unusually sad as Mrs. Folsom s father, H. R. Pratt, passed away Sep tember 27, Mrs. Folsom October 6, Dr. H. A. Folsom October 9, thus taking the three generations in less than two weeks. Mrs. Folsom had a very severe attack of pneumonia last April, from which she never fully re covered. She with her father and Miss Grace Waite have spent their summers at Miles Pond, where Mrs. Folsom built a camp a few years ago known as Camp Redwing. The past summer she did not regain her health as her friends "wished she might, and when she vi as stricken with the dread disease sbt- did not have the vitality) to carry it through. Everything was done for her that human power could do, but at the end of a week's illness she passedaway.- Her mother and only sister both died with the same disease a few years ago. About lf years ago Mrs. Folsom opened nv'llinery parlors here. She has been ore of the most popular and successful milliners of the town. Three yeary ago she also bought a millinery store at Morrisville, where she also has carried on a very suc cessful business. She was a woman of great ability and one who had a large circle of friends, for to know her was to love her, for she always had a smi'e and pleasant word for everyone and always sympathized with those in trouble, never thinking of herself. She was always happiest when doing kindly deeds for others. She leaves one brother, Frank Powers of East Concord, and little grandson, Henry Folsom Jr. The funeral ser vices weee held from the house Wednesday, Oct. 9, being private ow ing to the strict quarantine. Rev. George A. Martin officiated. The floral tributes were exceptionally large and beautiful and showed the high esteem in which she was held. The bearers were U. S. Grant, James Grant, Frank Powers and Harry Mc Donald. She was laid to rest in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Among those called here to attend the funeral were Harry McDonald of New York, Mrs. Frank Strecter of Ha'nover, Frank Powers, James Grant, Mr. and Mrs. John Folscm, John McDonald of East Concord, Harry Folsom of Barton, U. S. Grant of Lyndbnville. . Cast-iron cannon were not made till the latter part of the 15th century. Previously they were always made of bronze. (Associated Press Despatch) A Paris despatch dated at 4.20 a. m. said that the German delegates sent to meet Marshal Foch to consider the terms of the armistice crossed the Allied lines near La Capelle last night. They wTere taken to a house where preparations were made to receive them and where they spent the night. This morning they will be conducted o a place in the Aisne department fifixed by Marshal Foch. This journey will consume about four, hours' ttime. When they arrive if their credentials are .found adequate they will then be officially informed of the terms of the armistice and be given 72 hours to reply. The statement wras authorized from 1 the ; White House that' whenever word came of the signing of the , armistice in France it would be immediately announced by President Wilson himself. When this statement was r ade the White House had not been advised whether the German delegation had reached Marshal Foch's head quarters. They were expected to reach there about noon, Paris time. The State and War Departments at Washington were kept open all night in .readiness for any informa tion that the German plenipotentiaries had signed the armistice. On the basis of despatches from France it will take some time to get the news. A despatch from London says that the cities of Bre men. Schwerin :.,nd Tilsit have joined in the revolution. A despatch received here from Copenhagen said that Dr. Liebnecht is said io have arranged for th fornstjon of a soldiers' council at Bremen. A London despatch says that the British are contin uing their advance along' an active battlefront. Field Marshal Haig announttj- the capture of twj villages be tween Mons and M- iulerge. A Paris despatch says that the French resumed their advance along the whole front this morning. The French have reached the railway center of Liart about Vventy miles north of Rethel. A New York despatch says that millions of Ameri ncas realized this morning that they had been hoaxed into celebrating the end of the war by the publication of United Press despatches yesterday declaring that the armistice had been signed and fighting ended. Each hour brings added official evidence that the reports were false, and that Americans were fooled. Instead of fight ing ended at 2.00 yesterday it continued throughout the nightt. The only point in the whole battleline where the fighting ceased was where it was necessary t to let the German commisisoners pass through The 'Associated Press did not receive nor distribute any of the despatch es which misled the Americans yesterday. On the other hand by investigation through official channels the As sociated Press was able to expose it. A Washington despatch says that Provost Marshal General Crowder conferred with department heads to day relative to the possible suspension of the November draft calls under which over 300,000 men have been or dered to camp. Travellers coming to Berne, Switzerland, report that complete chaos prevails in Austria. All the railroad villages are flooded with the returning armies in full dis order. The troops are plundering in their starved con dition to get the necessary supplies. German resistance against American .pressure west cf the Meuse stiffened considerably today. The Germans are using artillery, gas and machine guns. The village of Beaumont, where there are more than 400 French civilians is the particular target of the Ger mans. All last night they deluged Beaumont with poison gas. ... .