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VOLUME III NUMBER 115 ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1918 PRICE TWO CENTS THE EVENING ST. JOHNSBURY CELEBRATES IN GREAT STYLE Splendid Parade Through Our Principal Streets FREE DANCE AT THE ARMORY Everybody Took a Half Holiday and Enjoyed ThemselVes And the glory of the second cele bration in St. Johnsbury was greater than the first. ' tt,. ... ,,;,viv an-anml n flair the i jollification on Monday afternoon was by 'ar the most successful St. Johnsbury ever held. Everybody turned out to see it and the floats and the banners elicited great praise. As announced in these columns iionday everything closed for the afternoon and many came in from the surround ; ing towns to see the parade. The procession formed on Railroad street and the foot of Main street, the school children joining in at the common. F. L. Carr acted as chief marshal, with Frank W. Ball and Oscar Heck assisting, these all being on horseback. Both the St. Johns bury Band and the boys' band from the St. Gabriel school were m the parade, though much of their music' was lost in the general din of the oc casion. The procession marched through our nrincinal streets and rendezvoused at the Court House. Chaplain Moody was heartily greeted ; as he went to the band stand and j briefly addicssed the crowd. He said this was no time for specchrnaking, I that he was glad to be here, and that now everybody must pull together for the great day of reconstruction. The procession was very properly headed by an automobile that con- tained St. Johnsbury's "Uncle Sam" j George W. Young and Chaplain ; delphia, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Moody. Company G, Vermont Home j New Orleans, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Guards, the St. Johnsbury Band, the j Dallas, Denver, Chicago, Minnesota, local clergy, followed, after which j San Francisco and Seattle, came the following societies: Pales-j At each cfTice are stationed men to tine Commandcry, No. 5, K. T., Pas-l advise the disabled fighters as to wh. sumpsic I odge, No. 27, F. & A. M., they arc entitled to receive, a medical Canton Crescent, No. 2, Patriarchs ; officer and a man to obtain employ Militant, Conseil Champlain, No. 48, J merit for tf em when they are ready to St. Jean Baptiste, St. Johnsbury I go, to work. It is promised by the Lodge of Elks, with their large scr-; Federal IJocrd that applications will vice flag, and banners. j be sympathetically' considered with There were 82 automobiles in the ; the best interests of the disabled men parade, all gaily decorated and many j in mind. with clever banners. In the automo- While receiving re-educatior the bile parade were the members of ' government wHl pay the disabled man Chambcrlin Post. No. 1. G. A. R., the Equal Suffrage Club, the local chap ter of the Red Cross. The corporations and business con cerns of the town were well repre sented in floats nd automobiles. E. & T. Fairbanks & Company, turned out en masse and in their division was a gallows with the Kaiser all ready to be executed. Their division was led by a beautifully trimmed float on which was a large scale and a num ber of ladies with flags and banners. O. V .""Hooker & Son had a notable de sign, being a boiler in full operation to cremate the Kaiser. Another large float contained a number of! his training the Federal Board prom thcir men who played on all kinds of Uses to have employment ready for saws and heavy iron to add to the him. After he has gone to work iovousness of the occasion. The em-'again his compensation from the War ployes of the Ely Fork & Hoe Com pany were in a large float with num erous significant placards. Among the other firms in line were E. T. & H. K. Ide, the Standard Oil Com pany, the Republican, Lougee & Smythc, Natoli's Fruit Store, F. A. Scott Company, the Twin State Gas & Electric Company, the St. Johns bury Wiring Company, the St. Johns bury Laundry, the Gary Maple Sugar Company, J. S. Weeks, the girls from the New England Tel. & Tel. rnmnnnv :.nd iho wiring division, the New Method Laundrv, the Maple Grove Candv Company, the Cald- beck-Cosgrove Corporation, Arthur E. Smith's grocerv, French & Bean Company, the St. Johnsbury Grocery Company, the George II. Cross Com- nanv. the local Food Administrator with a large flag, and many other The St. Johnsbury Academy Were! ont in full force and their division , included a group that carried a large American flag and a camouflaged drum corps which made more noise ps wnicn maac more nox.se than a bevy of trip nummeis. The nublic school children marched i with their teachers and the boys and girls from the parochial schools and their band added much to the success of the parade. During the progress through our principal streets bells were ringing, confetti was flvimr from street and sidewalk and there was something do-! , . ' , ' , ing every minute until it ended at C!ancl ""-' o'clock by all singing "America" at the Court House, led by the band. Some of the placards were splendid and among them were these, "No More 1 landless Children," "A With- ered Hand is Better than a Wither- ed Brain," "This Bunch is Alive, but thc Kaiser is Dead," "Help Us to; Help the Boys Over There," "German j Ellicicncy Ha., Had a Sufficiency,"! AIRPLANE. SERVICE AFTER THE WAR Secure Ycuv Tickets Early for Con tantineple and Way Stations London, Nov. 8 "America will be come within reach of England in day and a half and the time will come when an Inglishman in New York will see ids London paper the morn ing1 after it, publication," said Hand ley Page, the airplane constructor. He prophesied that immediately on the declaration of peace it would be possible to begin an air service be- i tween Marseilles and London with a j single stop at Paris for an overhaul ; and taking in gasoline. Mr. Page J continued: i "Constantinople could be reached ! in twenty hours, Rome in twelve and a half hours, and Marseilles in eight," ! he said. i "An 80;) mile service could be run at a profit, both for mails and pas- sengers, rt a rate but little in excess of that at present m force. "I base my calculations on the use of a medium-sized machine making non-stop fights of 400 miles. Each would cany 4,400 pounds of revenue earning load. There would be first class aerodromes at each end of the route, and another in the middle. Second-clas.; aerodromes would be provided every 100 miles. A minimum service of six machines each way per day could be provided for a capital of under five hundred thousand pounds. The annual cost would br i:rder six hundred thousand pounds." PLANS TO HELP DISABLED SOLDIERS Officers in Fourteen Cities to Give Them Another Start in Life Washington, Nov. 10-Offices are now ,ppen in fourteen of the chief cities of the United States to receive the applications of disabled soldiers and sailors of the American army and navy ior i'ee education to equip them for ihe vocation for which they are most fitted. These offices have been established by the Federal Board lor Vocations and are in the following cities. Washington, Phila- $6o a month and in addition will pro vide him with the funds necessary to pay educational fees. Each man ac cepted for re-education will be sent to an institution giving special courses in the line he has chosen or he will be given instruction in any industry he wishes to learn. During his training period allow ances will be made by the government to his dependents such as wife, chil-di-en and mother. These will be fixed in proportion to the amount they re ceived v.l Ih; he was in active ser vice. When i!k; disabled man has finished Risk Insurance .' Bureau begins and will continue unaffected by the amount of his earnings. SENDS THANKS Secretary McAdoo Expresses Gratifi cation on Liberty Drive "The great success of the Fourth Loan is new and convincing evidence of the determined spirit of America to carry n the war until freedom is ! assured throughout the world. But even with the highest purpose and j patriotism on the part of the people th;s. &re;'"- sult could not have been achieved dhout intelligent direction I nd orgum-ation. I wish to thank ;. Liberty Loan committees, both busmen men, farmers, wage earners. railroad officers, and employees, and every group of citizens who have so -ah' i-iiliiuoiuliluii LUUCltlLCU with th-2 :easury m conducting the , campaign. lo the press o , cuntl7 especal credit is due f, j resizing through their news cc To the press of the for em- ol umns .. - . . . 1 - ' . ine ivmcrican people nave con summated the greatest financial achievement in all historv." WILLIAM G. McADOO WEATHER Fair. Slightly warmer tonight j - - : "St. Helena for the Kaiser," "Do Tag for the Allies," and many others, ; In the evening there was a free dance at the Armory, with music by Ilenault's orchestra of seven pieces, i The building was crowded and every- body had a fine time and ended a successful celebration by tripping the light fantastic. REFUGEES NOW RETURNING TO W THEIR OLD HOMES Comings la ires to Ruined Vil- mg a a. Cold Wwer THE RED CROSS HELPS WIN OUT Peasants Urged to Return Before Harvests Are Lost Paris, Oct. 20 (Correspondence of the Associated Press.) Carrying their little bundles of household pos sessions, the French refugees are re turning to their homes in Chateau Thierry and the little French villages around it, to Veax, Lucy, Belleau and the rest, places now a part of Amer ican history. They ave coming back to ruins of villages and houses demolished by German o." American artillery, to live in cellars i.nd in the shelter of totter ing walls until they can rebuild their homes, and their return is a pitiful spectacle. Sometimes they find no home at all. Never ds they find .any furniture. Often they find no food,, and then the American Red Cross steps in and helps them. The woman who can dig out her .stove from a heap of dirt and plaster and patch it up again so that it will bum counts herself inordi nately lucky. One woman found re maining of all her household goods just one b-g salt-cellar. Forks are worth theL- weight in gold, and a feather bed- is prized above rubies. Five thousand five hundred blankets the Red Cross shipped out to return ing refugees in a single week. The people in the Aisne will not, be able to spend the winter in their own villages. The villages on the Marne are too utterly battered . by shells to afford human habitations during the winter wcathei-. How, while days are warm and skies are blue, their owners can find some tiny corner or other to live :n, but the rain and mud ar.d chilly damp of a French winter will drive them, or if it does not a paternal government will send them, Pack to their temporary homes in the uninvaded provinces to wait for spring. One purpose in sending them homo so quickly was to harvest the wheat crops but there was no food,, so the Red Cross established canteens in many villages and served two meals a day free io those too poor to pay, while othe'T paid small sums. Forty carloads of food were sent to the Marne ai.d the Aisne in a single month. A grocery store has been opened in Chateau-Thierry, which already is a busy town again, though the walls of its houses have been shattered and torn by shells. To keep intruders out the residents scrawl ov their homes in chalk "Pro prietor returned" or "House occu pied." Rolling stores on trucks tour through the-- villages in the valleys of the Oisne t.nd Aisne to supply the re turning lefugees with food, clothing and household utensils. Demands come tV- coffee mills, scrubbing brushes, j.jils, knives, forks, spoons, and pots, toi the people taking up housekeeping again, as literally all that they left behind them when they fled has been destroyed or earned away to Germany. To Amiens the refugees are just ginning to return but they will come soon in large numbers, and thy will find the Red Cross ready to receive them. There is a big building in Amiens xna was a Doys scnooi m those halc-icrgotten days when the city was not under shell fire. It be longs to thj Red Cross now, and its class rooms are turned to strange uses. There is a big "salle de re ception," where the returning refu gees are sorted out and their needs ascertainci There is a canteen tha serves two hot, nourishing meals a day. The v; is a long dormitory with beds for the weary ones who come back to find empty rooms and roofless houses. There are two dispensaries, and dispensary doctors find much to do in a country where people live precarious, hand-to-mouth existences. The Red Cross workers furnish clothing to the shivering shabby peo ple, warm flannel shirts and under wear, stockings and shoes and sabots. Twelve thousand garments went out from Paris in a single day. And they furnish work for people who must have a little money if they are to live. They havr an extraordinary way, these Pkardy peasants, of accepting facts. Tney sro back to live under impossible conditions as if it were the most natu.al thing in the world. It never occus 5 to them to do anything ele. There may be only one wall of a house bft but it is home. "There are few v.-.ys in which American re source a:.d energy can be better em ployed than in strengthening a nhilos- Jonhy and courage like that," says 'one Red Cross worker. WAR DRIVE IN FULL SWING Over $15,G00 Yet to Be Raised in St. Johnsbury The United War Work campaign had to give way yesterday to the great celebration of the end of the war. The house to house canvass is now on in dead earnest and the workers are determined to reach the St. Johnsbuiy quota before the end of the week The subscriptions wrhich were reported at the two great Moody meetings en Sunday evening were j made by 140 persons and amounted to : the sum oi $9,894.50. While this is a splendid and very inspiring start, it ; is only slightly more than one-third ! our quota. We have $15,106 yet to j raise. t How is this large amount to be i obtained? There will be only a f ew j more large subscriptions as nearly i all St. Johnsbury people who were ex-i pected to f,-ive $100 or more had been j solicited brtore the meeting Sunday; evening. Only 146 persons subscribed Sun day. There will be a few more large ! subscriptions and there will have to I be eitaer auuu subscriptions averag- j ing $15 each or 1500 gifts of $10 each ' if we ma:ntain our reputation. ! it must rot be forgotten that the : amount we are now trying to raise j is more th:;n three times our largest! previous (.uota, so that persons who j have given five dollars in other war fund drives should now give fifteen etc. IS ) gift, however small, will be i Oct. 21. (Correspondence of the As refused. All will be gratefully re- j sociated Pi ess). Bread for the Yan ccived, but there must be many more ikee soldier in France is baked, not in subscriptions of $25 to $100 to make J the dainty one-pound loaves that are this what we all hope it will be by j used at home, but in loaves that Saturday night. . '. j weigh twelve pounds each. They are It is understood that after this ' so fcijr n.3 tr- be inconvenient and the there will piobably be only one more I size nrv is being changed to a uni gre.it ca.-npaign for war gifts, that of form square loaf of four pounds, the Red Cross, probably early next! All tivj baking is on a huge scale. year. fcome interesting history has ; develooed aunng the various drives this war. About the same persons towns ot this size or smaller handle all of the campaigns of this nature.; Flour, 160 pounds; sugar, salt, The organization changes 'somewhat j yeast, lard and water, 56 pounds; to each tima but substantially the same j tal 216 pounds. He did not define leaders direct the work of collecting! the amount of the various ingredi the fund.1, and with few changes each ! ents, poss.bly from fear of giving in- ume me same peopie ao ine impor- j formation tc the bakers of the Ger tant part of the soliciting. man arm ;. The executive committee for St. j The huge, ouantities of doueh al- Johnsbury lor the United War Workv,-avs on hind "aging" or rising under campaign is A. B. Noyes, chairman ; I the influence of the yeast look like a C. E. Peck, H. A. Power, James Cos-! giant batifry of snowballs. Each grove, J. II. Brooks and C. W. Steele. dough is a huge mass weighing 430 Each or.vs of these gentlemen hasjpounds which two men handle with served in practically all of the previ- j dexterity. Over it the soldiers bend., ous war drives and in the course ofjRakedto the waist, kneading and mix their work have learned exactly .how , 'ing.;. Then the huge mass rolls along the money comes and who it comes ;to ti,e next table, where it is drawn from. TiiajDersons who-irave raotirr-infr.r vi.v sir"-wi:;;.'fc-tW'cAT- promptly and most generously in the ra-st war or-ve are the nrst -to give; and abo tlx most generous in this j drive. j The greatest encouragement to the workers is that these campaigns are j educational and each drive has : brought out generous gifts from per- i sons who were not so inclined be-j American aimy bread is so superior fore the war. These successive ef-;to the civilian biead commonly on forts have wrought mjraculous cures ! ?ac n France that it is regarded as in the hearts of all but the mostly sve-dt luxury, officers and men are hardened "tightwad." besieged by civilians to get them At a recent meeting of the executive I SOme of the fine, white American committee of this drive and some of j bread, ,irl American officers at hotels the veteran team captains the follow-are the envy of other guests for the ing opinion was expressed by one j army bvv-A 'they are able to get: worker and .endorsed by all: "St. i It was suggested to the head baker Johnsbury has some of the most gen- that tradition gave women the first crous and patriotic people to be found place as bread makers, and he was on earth. A great number of our asked if women could not be utilized people give most heartily, generously j jn making this army bread, thus re and gladly; and we have also a few of Sieving 2000 men for service on the the meanest, stingiest cusses possible S fightins? lines. " i 1 . A : T T - I . 1 ! ' . ...... , to piunua- m Miienca. vveivnowaii; these peo;ol3 now. We've gladly and j joyously to?d freely about the gener- ous people of this good old town, God bless them. Now let's give the few remaining tightwads one more chance to come mtr the fold, and if they uuu t pj.uuiiu aim ligni, lei s be a little, more careless about keep - ing their secrets." (To be continued) THE ARMISTICE Resume of the Drastic Terms Proposed Evacuation, reparation and resti- tution are the keynotes of the armistice. Some of the principal things Germany must do are as fol- lows: Evacuate Alsace-Lorraine. Bel - gium, Luxemburg, Russia and Rou - mnnln '1 4-V . 1-t 4- fn.U-U.. 1 i-... i- .. """""i v iLnuiio iuiiucj. uvsuucuuh ui harm' to inhabitants; allow American and Allied troops may occupy May - fi-iQC? i-r Time Vonlr fi Vi iia - oU-a vn w4wv me muMv, as a guaranty of good faith, American and Allie'l troops may occupy Man - crossings of the Rhine with a so ki - lometre ladius about -the bridgeheads. the front of late, due to shipping the On the eastern front German 1 bread soo.i after baking so the sol troops are t be withdrawn from ter- j diers could have it crisp and fresh ritory whi ;' before the war belonged j and so the regulation has been fixexd to Russia, Roumania or Turkey. j 0f holding it two days before ship- over, arms, munitions, and engines of war to be taken from the army; t... i-uijunt aic once to be repatriated without recip- rocal ictimi by the associated govern r'Sddvi'ian3 Mw s'ave,y ' Reparation for damage done by in vaders J.bandoning of treaties . of Brest-Litovsk and Bucharest, return of money, valuables etc. looted from invaded territories, stores of coal and iron in the west; evacuation of Black Sea ports in the east and other places to allow free access to sea for the I t . ( . BAKING B IN FRANCE FOR YANKEE SOLDIERS ..... ,r , T T All the Work IS Done Oil a Hllffe Scale bv Exnei't C7 ' V 4k Cooks - LOAF ONLY WEIGHS TWELVE POUNDS Foreigners Amazed at the Efficiency of the System American Advance jone, France, sofiCanebread has attained its superior- s in'ity among ail the Allied armies, the Asked for the recipe by which Amer chief baker gave it as follows: (iters deftly chop off in 12-pound; loaves, never varying an ounce, ready f 0r the t-vens. There is but one standard of army bread, for' officers and men alike, and General Pershing eats exactly the same kind c f a four-pound loaf as the soldier in the ranks. In fact, the "Women wouldn't last one day in this kind of hard work." he said. "This is bread making by the ton, and i by millions of loaves, and it takes ; physical sirength to handle the huge j nuantities of material. It would be I impossible lor women and it is the ; hardest kind ot work lor men. j At the ovens a baking, had just ; started. There are seven of these bakings each day, and seven each : night, for the work goes on night and j day, with two shifts of men, one go- i ing at G a. m. and the other at G p. jm. There are 20 companies, and Jcach company of 100 men has 15 j ovens. , f ach' baking takes about an .hour and o.r, minutes, which yields an average of it bakings through the 24 hours. 1 TVmnnrk of lnaws nf hot hrn.rl. ! i f resh frorr: . the ovens, were being! - ........ , 1 I ! stacked hi. 1 he tent warehouses, wnerc j ifor two davs the bread is allowed to! ; cool, dry, and season, before being! ! i-1 l j j.i. c . TT . i i ; snippeu to tne none. riot oiuu - ! the escort explained, cannot be ship- pea as it .'.teams in the cars and be- j jhas been tome complaint of this from j It is j huge process, this bread j making for a whole army and like all j me Amcroan unaenaKinss, n, is an i object of admiration and wonder to! - jthe foreigners for the smoothness and ! I Jittt, .rnHc ! - 1 j Allies; ; the Gei-man .command must re- I veal all mines, polluted springs, wells I 1 i . . jf . 1 -i: 1 and store .f fnnd far rivilian nonula- tions, catti-i etc. shall be kept in situ.; and .other restrictions which will lor-j ever taka from Gemiany the power i to renew the war. The Batllel'ront After the Leader Reported Dead Held all Over France. RENCH AND AMERICN COLORS NOW General Strike in Vienna Scheduled for Wednesday Draft Calls Held Up and No Questionnaires for Those Over Thirty-seven Years Old. -""'Emp. Charles of Austria has abdicated, according lo a Copenhagen despatch, quoting private advices from Vienna that reports a geperal strike will be declared in Vienna Wednesday. Victor Alder, the leader of the Austrian Socialists and former secretary in the German Austrian cabinet formed at Vienna on Oct. 31, is report ed dead. A New York despatch says that when the last shot was -fired yesterday the Allied battlefront from the !Dutch border to Switzerland was approximately as fol lows: The frontier of Holland north of Selzafte t( Ghent, to east of Audenarde, to Gramont, to east of V 1 .11,-1. - . iVions, wnicn was the last big town captured by the Brit ish, to east of Mauberge. Then east of France from the Belgian border to north of Rocroi. Thence the line was along the river Meuse to Mezieres, to Sedan, and across the river in the region of Stenay. This was the last town taken by the Americans. Then south and eastward, south of Montmedy and northeast of Verdun to the Moselle river near Pagny, northeast of Pont a Mousson. The line then paralleled the Lorraine frontier to the o-est of Markirch where it entered Alsace. Thence it ran southward to Switzerland on a line 20 miles west of the Rhine. France has been entirely cleared of the in vaders except -f a-imrrow-stnp iVieilSe 10 .AlSaCC A Washington despatch says that the Americans turned today towards the ways of peace with the military strength of the Central powers shattered. Hostilities have ceased under terms of a surrender that preclude the renewal of the great struggle. The United States and the Allies took up the problem of a reconstruction immediately. Ahead, however, diplomatic Washington r-ees a peace conference at the world's court of justice be fore which Germany as chief criminal, with Austria, Tur key and Bulgaria, will stand as prisoners at the bar. .With the Americans on the Meuse and Moselle Rivers Associated flags have appeared like magic all over shell-torn Verdun. French and American colors are flying side by side in every village. Even those from which the Germans have been driven in the last few days there are flags and decorations brought up to the front oy the soldiers in the villages back of the lines. There ; h,inmnmtn oohrn tiVmc: mrorvwhovo : G e "PP1 OHiptU CeleDlUtlOnS eVei VWhei e :The War Is Finished." Northeast of Verdun just be fore 11 o'clock American artillerymen in loading a six i UiCh howitzer Wrote "Good then let her go. lhe shot was aimed at the cross road at Ornes, just ahead of the American lines. With the British on the Belgian Front Associated peace descended like a mantle over the battlefront at 11. The last big gun crashed its final challenge and a great overpowering quiet replaced the turmoil, death and des truction of .the entire region. A London despatch says that Dr. Solf, the German foreign secretary, has addressed a letter to Secretary of brtate, Lansing, requesting that President Wilson inter vene to mitigate "the fearful conditions" existing in pQrninv J-Illldny. A despatch from London says that the former Ger- . t j-ij i i t 1. man TOWh PlTnCe IS reported to have been shot. A London despatch says that the British admiralty !''as intercepted a German command and soldiers' council on the cruiser Strassburg, to "All ships, torpedo boats, destroyers and submarines in the North Sea." The mesage refers to declared : ared : "This would entail the i . t t t- p -i hl'dn COmiaQeS I JJCienQ OUr COUntry against IhC Unneai'U of presumption." A Washington despatch to all local boaixls says "You will at once discontinue all work connected with the j classification of men Who On L,. u;U,7.. I "It'll -llll tV-btiV W1U1 UU LliUclV . XllC clieUUUictll 1 1U- ! 1.1 It: I 1 1. 1 1 1 1 1. V VI' . I I t I I i H 1,1 j vised by the local board of naires will be sent out to age.) . War Austrian Socialist Impromptu Celebration ARE FLYING SIDE; BY SIDE to - of terito rr front.;, the ' and civilians and shouted, luck" On ii 90 pOUlld shell and wireless addressed from The the terms of the armistice and destruction of us all. Ger- , ,i i i Sept. 12, 1918, had attained ; .,,1 V - I II K V ;rl I t'l II I 1 1 lrl I I rf.ll- this county that no question- those who are over 37 years of " .