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VOLUME III NUMBER 142 ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1918 PRICE TWO CENTS WHAT GERMANY MAY HAVE TO PAY ALLIES 1 CONFERENCE OF I METHODIST LAYMEN I Rev. George A. Martin One of ; . Speakers at the Meeting the "BARKIS IS WILLIN' And the New Jersey Girl Has Had No End of Proposals Paris, Dec. 13 Miss Helen Besler, i leaders of Methodism will be present " and make addresses pertaining to the London Banker Estimates Purposes of. the great Methodist Cen- I tenary Movement in 1919, will take Indemnity at $7,500,000,000 j place next week, Dec. 17 to 20, in 18 j different sections of -New England. LOSSES OF THE I n s sae tnere be district lAOO ,rrtrfrrn XT . rnmic? j meetings, at which hundreds of Me OTHER NATION b thodists from the various sections ( will attend, at Bellows Falls on Dec. i j 17, at Montpelier on Dec. 18, St. Johnsbury on Dec. 19, and at Enos ! burg Falls on Dec. 20. ' As a part of the movement it is London, Nov. 20-Correspondence j half of which will be applied to of the Associated Press)-Une Lon- j the development of the foreign field, don banker estimates that Germany j he budding of hospitals, dispensar will have to pay to the Allies forces, schools, misions, churches, social reparation and restitution about 7,- i c cntres aml the llke; the: .ther haJf 500,000.000. Calculated on a live j to be devoted to home mission work, ... ..i - a. ' fVio cf imnlntirm nf t.np pniiw.n in the per cent basis, wun a x per ctmi"'- ..w...-.. - ... - - ainvrr fnA fhi wnnlfl mpan .in an- rural districts and the establishment NJdaughter of -: the pi-esident of the t.. -jr-t-o T? o 7 irvo A r Knur Tavcow ia l Vi. AA .1 VUU1VUU . JJL 1VI . V VIOVJ y w ''ZJ'-rV the most proposed-to girl in "i & -t-oday. It all came about A series of conierences of rjntral Railroad of New Jersey, is odist laymen at which prominent Germany May Have to Sus pend Interest on Her Own Loans nual charge on the German revenue of recreational and social activities .i tt . i ' - ii i ii of .$-150,000,000. He says there can l in tne "new cincs do uunug ui be no question of Germany's ability i war and in which, up to the present to meet this demand. ! time, the religious feature of life has 'It is impossible, he says, discussing i been -neglected. the subject in a newspaper article, to I Surveys of the different foreign and arrive at anv approximate figure as i home fields have been made to bring to damages and robberies in the in vaded territory. "For Belgium," the forcibly to the attention of the Me thodist constituency the crying needs article continues, "I would put the ! of peoples in many lands and many amount of indemnity at ?1,400,000,- j communities in the United States as 000. of which sum levies on Belgian ! well. At all the conferences charts, maps and pictures will be exhibited, showing the work the church is doing and giving an idea of the problems the church is now facing. At the morning sessions in all the conferences the speakers will be the Ilcv. Geo. II. Spencer, D. D., of the Greenwood Memorial church, Dor chester, Mass., who will speak on the "General Survey;" and the Rev. Wm. territory, and in the center of her in- Shaw of St. Albans, superintendent of dustrial area, we may put the figure the Southern District, ..who will -speak at $2,000,000,000." I on the "New England Survey." In Italy's damage is computed at j the afternoon sessions the speakers $150,000,000, The same amount is : will be Rev. I. W. LeBaron,. Paw- towns account for something like .$500,000,000. I know of another es timate for Belgium which is as high as $2,000,000,000, and a .Belgian of some authority estimates the amount at $800,000,000." With regard to France he says one cannot reckon the loss suffered, "but considering that the war has been waged for the most part on French set as Rumania's bill, including the loss of quantities of foodstuffs and damage to the oil wells and other property. .vHe thinks that $50,000, 000 would cover Serbia's loss, and a like sum probably would reimburse England for , damages caused by air raids and bombardments. Shipping losses are then discussed. "I" estimate;" he says, "the loss of shipsixuftffUJ of ' tonnagatnine million, landy taking tHc '"average value of $200 a ton, this would figure ;out at $1,800,000,000.. Adding the total value of cargoes at, say, $900,000,000, we have the total of $2,700,000,000 for Great Britain alone. The ship ping losses of the Allies I estimate at $500,000,000. "I have heard an estimate which places the total of the bill against Germany at $10,000,000,000 which, like my own calculation, is of course to some extent -necessarily hypothet ical. But I would put the figure myself at $7,500,000,000, which does not, of course, include any part of the cost of the Avar." Regarding Germany's finances, he calls attention to the last because" American car, ght in one of the ""ran out of "en- a.. f cores, and sangw; le nursery song called "If No One Ever Marries Me." It goes like this: "If no one ever marries me, And I dont see why they should, For Nurse says I am not pretty, And I'm seldom very good, " The direful fate of the little girl in the song was to buy a rabbit-hutch and live all alone in a little wood. But the American soldiers saw no reason why Miss Besler, who is pretty and "petite" and a typical American girl, should have a similar lot. After they had given her the WHERE MONEY GOES IN LAST BIG DRIVE American. Y. M. C. A. in Great Britain Spending Over a;Million a Month London, Dec. 13 A million and a quarter dollars a month has been required to carry on the vast work of the American Y. M. C. A. in Great Britain, according to some facts and figures offered as the result of a sur vey just completed. The information has been obtained particularly with a view of ascertaining what the needs for the immediate f uture are. The report shows that the Y. M. C. A. program has assumed greater propor tions than ever since the cessation of firing. The Red Triangle army in Great Britain now numbers about 600 men secretaries and 400 women workers, including a number of volunteers. There is every certainity that these staffs must be increased. Officials of three cheers and a tiger with which j the organization report that with the they usually thank the Y. M. C. A. entertainers, they hesitated a moment and then added a purely personal message. "Barkis is willin'," called the A. E. F. as one man. O I i 1 , " 1 i i i ouice men me incident nas Decn i repated in every American camp Miss Besler has visited. No censor would allow an estimate of the number of proposals she received in that way to pass. AUTOMOBILE NUMBER PLATES FOR YEAR 1919 Will Have Cream Background with Blue Letters tucket, R. I., on "Organization;" Rev. fls A IYTavin Sit Jnhnehnrv nn "Stewardship." and Rev.. Robert! , h Pierce, Life Sen-ice Secretary, (Bos ton Office), who will speak on "Life Service." In the evening jn each of the conferences Rev. L. W. Adams, Lynn, will give an illustrated lecture on the' work the - church- is doing around the world, and Rev. H. '. G, IIagiiiftu-of . , Lynn will discuss the "Spiritual Interpretation ''of the Centenary.".- -. ; ; . ! . The 1919 antomobile number plate.4 will have a cream background and royal blue letters together with the year numerals on the plate. For the past two years there have been no year numerals on the plate and it has been the cause of some correspond ence with other states not familiar with the annual color scheme. The new plates are expected to anive al most any day now, having been or dered some time ago, the delivery date now being past. Already appli cations for the 1919 registration are RED CROSS NOTES The Christmas Roll Call of the American Red Cross is all ready for next week. Sunday evening at the Globe Thea tre a public meeting will start the ball rolling. Dr. Milo B. Hillegas will address this meeting and music will be furnishecl by a chorus made up of vai'ious church choirs. This meeting is advertised for 7 pre-war ! o'clock Sunday evening and the Globe budget presented to the Reichstag, Theatre will doubtless be taxed to! its capacity. mere are no strings The new blanks are much simpler than the old foi-ms which were made in folio, one sheet containing the instructions being torn off, when it was returned and before filing. The new blanks are printed on card board of;.' convenient .size, which can be easily filed. The chauffeur's ap-plieatiofi-nvu&tcr contain- -a - -photograph theVsame asJas year. . These blanks arc now. being - shipped"' out ' by the automobile department of the secre tary of state's office. , With each application for license goes a copy of traffic regulations and I next six months conclusion of peace at hand there will be moi'e uniformed Americans on leave, more with leisue time on their hands and consequently a great . deal more work for the "Y" secretaries to do. "There is nothing too good for an American boy in England,' is the Y. M. C. A. slogan here. Working on this assumption, it is planning to extend its activities in education, ath letics, technical training, religion and j entertainment. The $1,250,000 a I month it is spending at present has been used to carry on this program, as well as for building of huts, rent ing of accommodations and adminis trative expense. Already there is a great shortage of sleeping quarters for officers and men of both the Army and Navy in Southampton, Liverpool and other cities as well as in London itself. In the matter of acquiring sleeping ac commodations for additional men $250,000 will be needed with which to take over leases and supply furniture of a plain substantial type that the men may spend their rest leaves in comfort after their arduous work on the line or behind the line. Another $100,000 will be required to perfect and cany on the educa tional projects, obtain and erect school buildings, buy text books and equipment and acquire proper ins tractors. ! In a lump suni there has just been spent $75,000 for musical instruments and entertainment of the boys in Great Britain. While this may seem a -large sum, the musical instruniente, paid for themselves the first night they were used in the amusement" and whblesome entertainment they havo for the boys in the various " camps. Twice this sum will be needed for the RIOTOUS SCENES All Policemen and Firemen on a Strike in Montreal and the City in Hands of Hoodlums Montreal, Dec. 13 With every po liceman and virtually every fireman t in the city cn stiike for higher wages, Montreal was helpless last night in the hands Of riotei's. -Fire stations were wrecked, citizens robbed, and stores looted. Saloons and disorderly resorts were wide open. Law abid ing citizens were' helpless to prevent j the depredations of gangs of hood lums. American Troops Guarding Big Guns on the Rhine Will Get the Artillery and Fourteen Hundred Army Wagons. GENERAL MARCH GETS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL More than 1500 employees of the Congressman Moon Wants Government to Own Tele phones and Telegraph Lines Seventy-Sixth Division Back at Camp Devens. OUR SPLENDID NAVY a "stop, look and listen" railroad crossing warning with the request that this should be pasted inside the windshield. The slip was printed and furnished by F. W. Lawrence, attorney of the Rutland railroad, and at his request it is being enclosed with each appli cation form mailed. THE BRITISH GRAND FLEET which showed a revenue of $875,000,- 000. The estimate for the army was $292,500,000, and for the navy $107, 500,000 total $400,000,000. "Eliminating" the expenditure f or armaments," the article goes on, "this attached to this meeting. Every thing is free. The soliciting for membership for the Red Cross begins Monday morn ing. A house to house canvass is to would allow Germany to pay approxi- be made by fourteen teams of volun roately the interest and sinking fund teer workers. This is not a cam on the $7,500,000,000 compensation, paign for funds but for membership, leaving the balance of i-evenue, what- The annual membership fee is one cver.it might be, to rflect the cost of! dollar. The magazine membership conducting the empire and paying the J fee is two dollars. The Red Cross interest on her loans which amounted , Magazine is well woilh two dollars a early in the present year to $27,000,- 000,000, a sum which has, of course, been substantially increased since." In order to meet the Allies' bill of damages the writer says, "it may be that Germany would, have to suspend payment of interest on her own war loans I don't say she would repudi ate this obligation." LEAGUE OF NATIONS NorwayW ants to Join in the Move ment Christiana, Dec. 13 Norwegian leaders in science, politics and busi ness have formed a society for the purpose oi enrolling .Norway , in a year so that the two dollar member fee appears to be the better invest ment. But th principal point is be ready to join or to renew your membership cither for one . or two dollars when the canvasser calls on Monday. Re member these solicitors give their time and their efforts to this work. Make it easy for them. Haw fhi dollar ready when the canvasser calls. Every member of the family should be a member of the Red Cross. Ev ery membership fee entitles the mem ber to a button, a window flag and some Red Cross seals such as we have time. The watchwords of this cam paign are: "Join," "All you need is They Just Cut Loose When the News of the Armistice Reached Them London, Nov. 13, ( Correspondence of The Associated Press) A vast; chorus of siren whistles from a thous and fighting ships split the air when the British Grand Fleet received the news, of the signing of the armistice. First the thirty-mile line of vessels sprang into light. 'Then, suddenly, the great fleet of battleships, cruisers, torpedo destroyers, mine-layers patrols united in one huge, synchron ized diapson that startled the hearers for a radius of a hundred miles. The tremendous sound re-echoed amongst the hills on both shores, awesome in its intensity. A hundred searchlights, which for four years had resolutely watched the skies, or peered steadfastly along the dark waters for enemy crait, merely enscrossea across the sky. Fires were lit, star shells fired, and here and there some of the greater ships were fortunate in a fireworks display. For sixty minutes the fleet thrcv. Each month is needed $150,000 for stocks of goods such as cigarettes, canned goods, candies, aside from the regular canteen supplies. Another $50,000 for buildings, tents-, huts, equipment,' etc. Even the movie program needs $2,000 monthly justto keep the boys entertained. The "Y" officials in Great Britain are figuring that practically every single phase of activity will call for more men and a larger program of expenditure than was needed before the war. BOWLING LEAGUE Team No. 6 and Team No. 4 Played Friday Night In the Fairbanks bowling league at the Barquin alleys Friday night Team andj No. 6 played Team No. 4, with the city in different departments, includ-i ing 844 policemen, 550 firemen, 150 garbage department employees, and employees of the water department, XcVtJZl A despatch from Paris says that President Wilson lessness which resulted in material i made his entrance into Paris this miorning. His arrival damage in various parts of the city.- ; was greeted with a salvo of artillery in salute. Dense bad?y eV1Ao?tZ hailed him vith volleys of cheering. Huge mas- wrecked the fire station at chaboiiiez scs wrere around the Bois de Boulogne awaiting his ar tiolTb kear thci Grand Trunk,sta" rival. As he alighted from the train a roar of -welcome pasth of the cordiality given by the windows bedding and furniture." Paris. Another gang raided fire headquar-j fg President Was PTPetpd hv PrPSldpnt and Mrs ters, fought the private detectives on S o e&lUCIll U db tClCU Uy rieSiaent anaiVllS. duty and scattered the volunteer j 1 oincare, Premier Clemenceau, Andre Tardieu, French firemcn- jhigh commissioner to the United States and other offi- ; cials. When the formalities were over, the President en jtered a carriage with Poincare, while Mrs. Wilson with The Men Lived Up to its Best Tra- j Miss Margaret 'Wilson, the President's daughter, follow- dition During the War ' ef jn another. The narfcv drovfi immediatelv to tho. resi- nrrfm-i Hon 1") Tim tio,t,t . . .TV lived up to its best traditions during the war and sailors almost invariably conducted themselves better than in peace times. Despite the large num ber of men inducted into service from civil life, which increased the naval force 134 per cent, there were fewer violations of navy regulations. The liercentage of courtmartials decreas ed from - Thi nnvt. nf - f!tnin Onro-o Til.- Clark. ! motor trucks, much ammunition judge advocate general, who also took have been assembled here. American soldiers are also occasion to commend , the improved j pa 1400 army wagons which are to be turned over. conditions m naval prisons, which he 0 ,& . . J ,T9 , . ' , -.ii;nfllftA 4-V10 attributed largely to the efforts of the ' A despatch f rom ..Washington, says that upon the welfare League, in referring to j recommendation of Gen. Pershing and with the approval excellent conditions at tne Forts-of president Wilson, Secretary Baker today awarded tne distinguished service medal to Gen. Peyton u Marcn, chief of staff. wiahinonTi A flpftnar.ph sa.vs that telephone and tele- , 110 kJJliJ.litj W J. A wwjm.-- X. ' i 7 i ,1 "u iAwnonAnf nrvTTovnm prtr nwnpfi Less promising results were noted ! grapil lilies WUU1U ueuunie pci icin - of the probation system, only 55 per j utilities under a resolution introduced in tne House today cent of the men so released compiet-! w Chairman Moon of the postoffice committee. IZXST Camp Devens-A despatch says the 76th division ; , : is back at Camp Devens after nearly five months service trial of john luce j in France But it is a different 76th division from . the Chittenden County Court ! one that left this camp last summer Then it took u days to move Z5,uuu ngntmg men out oi uu camp. left of the outfit returned here on a single train, arriving at 4o'clock this morning. The units that now make up the 7bth division are tne ZtT& btiddSldence of Prince Murat in Rue de Monceau, where the rresident will reside while in Paris. The route to the residence was lined with French troops in solid array, and the welcome given by the crowds was vociferous and hearty. A despatch from Coblenz says that thousands of Mparts of big guns are being guarded by American troops UW- following score: TEAM NO. 6 Stuart - 158 Boyer 114 Munkittrick 155 Stenson Beck Total Blodgctt Aldri;h Starr Cox Fuller 158 100 129 10G 126 155 148 694 659 TEAM NO. 4 141 161 133 90 137 155 142 161 ' 148 195 120 125 .158 235 143 781 2134 174 87 197 124 155 from 1,75 to 1.17 in the navy andjawaiting iormai transier lo me occupation army.., vuu- 2.72 to 1.20 in the Marine Corps, i ienz has been one of Germany s principal assembling 3 fine-record of the .saiis- be- fcTf heaWarMervT In addition "".hundreds "of ir!i c ri7ty iti in 7 no mtmiuui T-r i j and other materials mouth, N. H., jard, the Judge Advo cate General sad the system there was initiated by Thomas Mott Os borne, former Superintendent of the New Yoi-k state prison Opens in Next Week (Special to the Caledonian) Burlington, Dec. 12 -The trial of J ohn Luce on the charge of murdcr-ine- Station Master Albert M. Pren tiss may be started next week in j headquarters troop, headquarters detachment and the foirZZ"'l ,;:304th ambulance company; in all 440 men and 27 officers. from an illness, and is expected to be ; r- " ' able to be out in a few days. He j VISITS FRIENDS r THE CASUALTY LIST will be assisted in the irmsprntirm lw t i . , J Attorney General Herbert G of Brattleboro. Barber i : .former Lake Morcy Resident Town in ' Six Vcrmonters Among the Casualties ! Washinorton. Dec. 14 The follow- j ' League of atlons built upon a demo- a . heart and a dollar." amluw cratic base. Professor F. Nansen, the I your button." famous Arctic explorer and scientist,! The. local committee have already has been elected president of the done a lot of hard work in preparing society. In hi5 introductory address, for this drive and a splendid organiza Professor Nansen said: Jtion has been built up. It is hoped "The dream of the fraternity of na-1 to complete the entire canvass the Hons has suddenly come within sitrht. I first three days of next week. off all reserve and let itself jro. At usually bought at. Christmas ' mne o dock the sirens suddenly sal- j . '01 tbi tof enced, the lights snapped out and the! total uu Grand Fleet was again waiting andj : watcliing and ready, and scarcely had i the last sounds died away than from Armistice Cures Shell Shock the Admiral's ships there were wink- Washington, Dec. ,13 More than ing at the masthead the orders fori 2,000 American soldiers in France, f urther duty. suffering from shell shock, wcx-e cured It is the goal of which one of the world's greatest statesmen, President Woodrow Wilson, is aiming. The reason why America is now able' to m.ikc this Utopian dream a reality is because the nation is young and healthy. America went into the war only to make future wars impossible. It will achieve that end. Have a heart. Give a dollar. Join. Wear your button. GETS THE CROSS OF WAR HER HEART AGAIN WEAK Brattleboro Soldier Cited for Bravery Brattleboro, Dec. 12--First Class Private B. Putnam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Putnam of this town. has been awarded the Croix de Guerre for distinguished service. Shortly af ter earning the cross he was cited by Amsterdam, Dec. 23 The former a French officer. Private Putnam, German empress has suffered another 'who has been attached to the French serious heart attack, and a doctor has f army 15 months, sailed for France as Former German Empress' Condition Said to Be Alarming TO RETURN TO TRADE addition many visitors here for the semi-annual meeting of the Vermont Underwriters, who had several well known men to address them, and the conference of the extension workers of the University of Vermont. Di- by news of the signing of the armis- j rector Thomas Bradlce presided over m r-. r WAnn-A 111- i .1 II 1. r-li,11 . At. 1 1 1 I i5jivi4ues inoutrn tonav. c r - T :1 ;ii ,1 t T . t xji own, Avno win ueiena nuce, nopes ; uaU Co of K N to get the young man off with a light ti, tj;i, v,.,r m, term. STATE MEETINGS Burlington Had Three Notable Gath erings This Week (Special to the Caledonian) Burlington, Dec. 12 More con ventions and conferences were held in Burlington this week than in many ing casualties are reported by tne commanding general of the American Expeditionary rorces: Killed in action Died of wounds Died of accident and other causes Died from airplane accident 145 HO 24 2 T A " J 1 . j Ail V l T- ii is sua mm Attorney kuius -Hi. ;. w p Warren of the Peerless Cas-j II., called on ! Jack Hindi Friday. Mr. Warren will be remembered by his many friends as one of the promoters of Lake Mor cy and he was looking up his eld friends who used to spend their sum- mors on tne lase. xie is stm me , uied ot disease . - owner of the Rosewood cottage. He ( Wounded severely 1,267 said the lake and its surroundings Wounded (degree undetermined) 147 was once called by Rev. Dr. T. P. Wounded slightly 168 Frost the Switzerland of America, j Missing in action 50G IVfi- WnvTn-n'u h nm o -now i In Wsitri'- 1 years before. With the State Grange j Mc th'e home of thc latc Rcv. Total 2471 meeting several days, there were in ; Joshua M. Frost who is much missed': Wounded degree undetermined: in the community and state. Mr. War- . Corp. Israel A. Courcy, Burlington, ren dropped in to see his old friend j Wounded severely: U. Ii. Bcnbner to nave a visit ana- uorp. Andrew it. uwyer, ivuuuuu. Richard C. Freddettc, Pitts- Serg ford. Pvt. Herbert E Amedy, Webster- told the Senate. Of 2,500 About 800,000 Tons of Shipping Al- j shock patients, the general said, all readv Designated ! excePt S00 were well almost imme- - j a : ; W'ashinaton, Dec. 13 Ships with an- aggregate carrying capacity of j 800,000 tons have been designated to be turned over by the army quarter- i diately. been summoned from Beilin, accord ing to despatches received here. a member of the New York university ambulance unit in August, 1917, Wilson Invited to Liege Paris, Dec. 13 The town of Liege, master department to the shipping j whf'c, thc Germ&ns were halted sev board for return to trade routes. ! iral in thelr first "sh into " j France, has sent a delegation to Paris 1 to invite President Wilson to visit ST. JOHNSBURY CENTER the historic place. President Poin- I care, Premier Clemenceau and Mar Mrs. Frank Granger has returned ishal Foch will be invited to accom home from Springfield, where she j pany President Wilson, was called on account of the illness . of her daughter, Mrs. Campbell. WEATHER For Sore Throat Use The can Throat XsbletaN. Arncri- Rain or snow, colder. Sunday somewhat ' also get some of those famous crack ; crs that he bought for so many years i of Jokn F. Pa?e. He received a cor- ; dial welcome here and though now j villc. :a resident of another state is still! Pvt. Clarence R. Hobcrt, Marlboro. 1 nroud of Vermont and for all that it! Wounded slightly: . t t t- ttr . cl- m j r ' l-cnrescnts Pvt. Wilfred Brisson, Shorehani. Porto Ricans Want a Ship Named fori ' Their Islands Toll of the Football Season FIND GYPSY MOTH San Juan, P. R., Dec. 13 One hun dred and fifty thousand school chil dren want the United States to name a battleship "Porto Rico." A petition Lh'' f.i1nwvjftna.v,nP.-.anf srv.n ! Chicago, Dec. 14 Football claimed ! Egg Clusters on Christmas Trees nine lives this season, which is three j Shipped from New England to , less than last year's toll and nine less ! Ncw Jersey setting orth this fact has been sent'.undcr iqi5 according to figures com-i Trenton, Dec, 13 On spruce trees to i resiaent vv iihon anu ongra. . pilcd by the Associated prcss. President of Tufts College Resigns shipped from New England states health inspectors announced today On long journeys, say to 100 miles j have been discovered egg masses of or more. the. carrier nis-con will av- i gypsy moth. The eggs found at President Henr.on Carey Bumpus ; crage a speed of from 37 to 43 miles 1 Glen Ridge were destroyed and New of Tufts College has resigned his po- an hour. Thc best horse in the world Jersey citizens have been called upon sition, which he has filled since 1914, - can only keep up a speed 'approxi-; to aid the inspectors in searching and the fact was made public yester- j mate to that for six or seven minutes i for others, day as a result of a meeting of the , at most. Thc pigeon's speed isi trustees of the college Thursday. about 23 yards' a second. . McLeans sale tonight.