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E B ON IAN YOLUME III NUMBER 147 ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT FRlb AY, DECEMBER 20, 1918 PRICE TWO CENTS THE EVEN G AL 4- - - - - - ... JOIN THE RED CROSS THE BELGIANS HATE THE GERMANS and I They Cannot Forget the Theft Rapacity of the Hun TUIC WEElf I Bruges NovV '30, (Correspondence lflllJ II JULU. of. The Associated Press) The civil . ! population of Belgium is much more ....... , , bitter toward: the Germans than the CU-laimoc T?ll Poll soiaicrs wno nave iougm mem 10 The Ends Saturday Night TOTAL ENROLLMENT , standstill during four years, crushed ithem, wrecked them, battered them about and wrecked the empire druing 'the j past four months. Terms' of i bitter execration, hate and revenge TODAY IS 1872 come from the civilians alone, - . - A kind little old woman the owner i of a cigar store after selling The As I soemted Tress correspondent a villai Inous cherott, an "ersatz" cigar relic ! of the German Occupation, launched And the Goal of Five Thous and Is Far Away . . forth into a violent Reports from the Red Cross cam-1 0f the uninvited guests denunciation who made paign which were puDiisnea in me Caledonian yesterday called attention to "the fact that this campaign was going slow. - s Errors, in reports from two teams made " the total figures yesterday about 350 larger than they actually were so that the figures as corrected tonight wfth the additions of today give a total of only 1872 memberships up to last night. The local committee, however, while disappointed at the poor re sults so , far, arc patiently working and hoping for better results later. This campaign closes Monday night, Dec. 23. Join now or if you have joined help some one else to join Bruges their home' for four years. "This war must not end like this," she said with a vehemence which con trasted greatly with her gentle ap pearance, "wc must go into Germany, they must suffer, expiate." On the day of their departure the Germans robbed her store of $500 worth of her best cigars and cigarettes. On the Grande Place in theshadow of the famous belfry, an irate gentle man was discoursing loudly, gesticu lating wildly. "The pigs, the infa mous swine," he was saying, "shall it come to pass' that they will escape punishment, is it possible that the German population will not suffer any of the hardships that theiy soldiers Mention was macie m cbieruay im an(j officers have inflicted upon us. report cf the Christmas roll call that j Shan they not salute our officers, de the only public meeting of this cam-I gcent into the gutters as oursoldiers paign was the one at the Globe Thea- j pv0jmeTUUie on their sidewalks? Is it tie, last Sunday evening. And, as , conceivablc that their wmrmn will be this .vfas known to be a union service j spared thc humilation of humbly beg of Protestant churches, for that ; rea-. nff of om. officers a passport; to son our Catholic people missed the ; tmvd between Aix-la-Chapelle and opportunity , to hear the stirring ad-1 Col ne as our wives, and daughters dress by DivHillegas. . Our report , , : . in -A frnm -Rru tn Os- went on to say: "If our Catholic people failed to get . this message from the speaker last Sunday night, they may read reports- from speeches made this week bv some of the most prominent Cath olic clergymen in New England urging j tend? If wc- end it now they are bea ten militarily but they are not van ished in their pride, in their hearts!" - "He is a hotel keeper. : - The Ger mans requisitioned 27,000 bottles of wine from his cellars,"' volirateei-ed one of his audiences standing near by. their people to Join the Red Cross ah Qf M thj Alli6d goldiers the Bel htartiiy ar.a empnaucauy aa.xney . n np who ,-mneared to T'nitofl ..v- x i have the greatest desire to enter Ger . . . . -it. many, nis country is strewn wun the Wreckage of former happy homes, perhaps the- very one where the sol dier dwelt is now a heap, of ruins. But these soldier boys display no hatred. They have not been, robbed of their cigars, or . their wine.' They have THE GENERAL HEADQUARTERS 0FTHEA.E.F. Chaumont Has Been -the Home of Gen. Pershing and His Staff AMERICAN GENERAL LIVED IN A CASTLE Many of the Officers Com fortably Housed in : French Homes PORTO RICO FACING A FAMINE unrcd participation in tne War Work campaign." . . Father Dwyer criticises this report as indicating, that the Red Cross Christmas roll call had been neglected by his chmeh. lie -states that he gave u very extended notice of this campaign last Sunday, urging his 1 i .' U Twl t rt-lll f "r move. hr ricl-nr thoiv livna in vmn'fi Pf ing : .their, attention - to the- mddest "'7 -r '" . -7 " trenches' and ' bullet swept fields the- past :f ou t yearn- amount: asked for- as compared topre; vious drives,' thus making it possible for almost everyone to join, - It ap pears from' this that" eveii-thing hasi jJjgD CJJOSS i. '- .1 '" 1 i i. . , pcen uoin1 vy tins vnuicu in ol. Johnsbury t(- bring this impoitant and valthy cause to thc attention of all W'Jihlisbury' pebple. The cam paign has been advertised sufficiently. Wc all know about it now. Let's get on with it. The standing of the teams as re ported last night was as follows Team No. " 1, ROLL CALL QUOTA Team No. Team No. Team. No.. Team No. Team No. Team No. Team No. Team No. Team No. 10, Team No. 11, Team No. 12, Total ' .4, 5, C, 7, 8, 5, The County .Organization and Mem bership Data Caledonia, county is thoroughly or ganizcd for the Red Cross Christmas ! roll call with Arthur E. Brooks of St. r ! Johnsbury as county chairman. Fol lowing are the chairmen of the other towns and the membership data; Barnet, II. J." Phelps Burke, East, Porter S. Harris Burke, ; West, H.C.Colby Mrs. D; D. Cjement Mrs. Charles J. Bailey Mrs. C'. C. Cobb W. P. Rwssell O. D. Mathewso.n L. D. Goi'don M rs. Olive McFarlane Arthur J. Symes B. A. Palmer 125 100 108 103 ISO 1 AO " i Ml - 1 tT 1Janvillc rvGroton, j jn j Hnrdwick, 15!Kirby, 9;rJ Lyndon, o jgj Newark, J I Pcacham, 1872 1 Ci Tl-..l, Ti. t ; t n , ju:iiiuui v, column. If you have not seen every j person on your territory and they."11 ' have not all joined, including children, Uyaj"u Harry Davis Mrs C. L. Smith Ralph C. Turnbull Mrs. Florence Kingsbury FRIENDSHIP FOR RUSSIA j South Walden, Watei'ford, j Wheelock, i Gi-censboro, A. F. Grow Barnet St. Johnsbury Burke Siberian Paper Says Word of United! States Can Be Trusted Harbin, Manchuria, Nov. 30 (Cor respondence of the Associated Pretis) America's friendship foiN, Russia is recognized by thc Manchuria, a labor JGroton oigan uf this city which declares cd-! Hardwick itorially tha4. the words of the United Kirby States can be trusted and that Amer-' Lyndon ican diplomacy is straightfox"ward and j Newark democratic'.' , The pdper quotes the jPeacham AmcricAn consul at Irkutsk as an- Ryegato nouncing that the United State's j Sheffield can be . treated and that American j Stannai-d diplomacy is straightforwaixl. and (Sutton democratic. The paper quotes the! Walden American consul at Irkutsk as an- j Waterf ord nouncing that the . United States S Wheelock would in no way interfere in Russian! Greensboro internal affairs. 4 .' '" I "We must learn from America to build our fortunes by ourselves and develop the wealth of our countiy," the Manchuria says. "America is our true friend offering her services without any hypocrisy 'if we desire them. Russia and America! How E. W. Powers Dr. S. W. Draw . Mrs. P, N. Alien Pop. 1919 1918 quota quota 1700 1200 375 8800 5000 1880 1200 725 465 1600 1000 425 925 550 392 3200 1925 825 300 175 3200 1925 1500 400 250 775 45Q 130 1200 725 250 700 425 93 200 125 700 425 750. 450 180 G50 400 210 500 S00 - 65 950 ;v 375 1G5 HOG ISLAND REPORT The Department of Justice Public Its Inquiry Makes Chaumont, France, Nov. 20 (Cor respondence of the Associated Press) This little city of the Haute-Mame is the home of the General Headquarters- of the American Expedi tionary Forces. Until now its men tion has been taboo and the whei'e abouts of "G. H. Q." one of the se crets of the war. Here lives the commander-in-chief and in the buildngs of the French garrison are housed the offices of the general staff and all the auxiliary or ganizations that go with it the nei-ve center of the army. A city of nor mally about fifteen thousand inhab itants, Chaumont lies on the East ern Railway lines, 163 miles east ; of Paris. . It was formerly the capital of Bassigny and is now the capital of the Department of the Haute Mame. , Like most of the older cities ; of France, Chaumont seems to have been founded on a site of strategic defen sive value. It crowns a, high plateau between tho Marne.and the Suize and from the walls and towers of the old city is a wonderful view of the valley of the Marne, here the river being hardly as wide as the Mame Caha? that flows beside it between its poplar bordered banks. Northward over the narrow vale of the Suize the view J takes , in a . wide sweep of rolling for est crowned hills. General Headquarters were re moved from Paris here in Septembei of last year, Chaumont being select ed after careful search of available locations. , It . lies in the center ; of what was the American training area, every camp as well as the Toul sec tor in which the:Amei-ican forces firsi saw. oatue, ana an tne. lines irom. Tbui eastward where wc were located, be ing ..wnmn -reaeh by motor; - The r rencn post occupied as head- quahei omces is -.typical, of. ' French gamsoiis. v ' . i nree - long, four story, led tne rooteu oarracKS 'irom tnicv. .j, jt:.s-. u yictic ijUauraiigie lacing a uveiif. ' . . iji'ou Oi ' itotw iuvJttjjS i.lU; Xllti CUocvinlcH'y ii'u.. iiiiLiuiuiit; vouiiuuij. Jn " eltjifc fert.tobt, iiies vn'e 'i ncoior anu luv.' ' Vvxiviics pave iiieir posts m ever, ' jianu, ine Muauraiigie is linea Wit., uurryiiijj ouct:rs ana oruemes duu cjciKci, Jianua nasn in saiuve, Dug-ie. give xnviv aiinosc nouriy cans lor inw various munary evems ana perious o tne aay, siair cars ana' motorcycle., ion in anu out and how ana tnen luv. sentry at tne gate stiffens 'even mor. rigiui ana Drmgs ms piece up 'win. iiivre .map wncii a gi-eat olive dran.. car, snimng UKe a yacnt, slides iii, tne scanet tao on tne wmasnieiu with tour white stars signifying tht commanaei-in-cnief. frequently the general's car ap proaches unheralded - and so swiftly tnat the sentrys cry of "Turn out j the guard," is too late and the com-; mander-m-chief is gone before the; guard can tumble from the guara house. Until last spring General Pershing made his residence in a large villi, near headquarters. He soon found, however, that so near the workshop of the army he could not have the quiet and lack of intrusion nccessai-y to ms growing responsibilities and he removed in May last to a beauti ful chateau about five miles from town. Here, in a great rambling castle situated in the Marne valley (among groves and wide sunlit lawns, ' he lived with his personal staff.Con- nected by telephone, with every di visional, corps and army headquar ters, his own offices in Chaumont and with Paris, he did his work there when not with the army. Chaumont itself has become almost Americanized by the' presence of the Headquarters. Its little hotels are always crowded with officers. It has heen very hospitable to the American occupation. Nearly every home with a spare room is thrown open as a billet .for officers and many of the finest residences have been taken over entirely by the hundreds of mese? Lack, of Transportation the Principal " .Cause , -, . San Juan,, P. R.f Dec. -1, (Corres pondence of The Associated Press) Many towns in the; island are without a single bag of rice and the' shortagv- in many localities ha3 bfct- about a condition aescnoea by tnos'c position to know as bordering on famine. ... This food shortage is adding very greatly to the seriousness of the in fluenza epidemic and many deaths are attributed not so much to the disease itself as to the complications brought about by lack of food. , Shipments . of rice from New Or leans and other Gulf pox-ts which are now frorti four to six weeks overdue probably will biing some relief but in the meantime the island authorities anticipate much suffering and hard ship that at present they seem poAver less to prevent. According to Albert E. Lee, Fed eral Food Commissioner and chair nan of thc Porto Rico Food Commis sion, the question now is wholly one if transportation and the commission has considered the local situation so serious that it has urged upon the United States Shipping Board thc necessity of immediate relief. Help has been promised by the Shipping Board but so far the local Food Com ausion has not been advised of the sailing of any ships bringing rice. For the first time in a year and a half the Food Commission has no re serve stock of rice on hand, all of its tock having been released as needed and in anticipation of the arrival of the new crop. In order to provide ttie Red Cross with rice needed for the relief of earthquake sufferers the commission was forced to pick up small lots' of rice here and there. Many sugar centrals in the island employing large quantities of labor Save been scouring the island for rice at any price in oi'der to provide food f or the sick on their plantation. In many instances they have not been able to buy a single bag. Four ships, each one. of which was to have brought ricey to Porto Rico, have been delayed in sailing by strikes or other causes or else have been rushed to Europe with food supplies which are badly needed there.' Whet her other ships to take their place will be directed here promptly is a tuestion that is giving many people familiar with food situation in the Island very serious' concern. .1 . .The aye-rage- piisuniption ; of rice i .il . V. .. .1 . - I. , -." .1.1. 1 A 8s? , W &JL2LJVrXl MlS JL U I BIT uf IMS PJ fl 1 mJf "NOT I, THE POILU i VICTOR OF THE MRNE" Counter-revolution Being Attempted by the von Hin denbur Gang Other Militarists are with Him in the Plan Wires Berlin Government What He Pro poses to Do PRESIDENT WILL EAT CHRISTMAS - 'WITH U NITED STATES TROOPS Marshal Foch Says the Glory Belongs j . to the Soldiers j Paris, Dec. 19 Jean Richepin rc- plied to the oration of Marshal Joffre today, wrhen the great soldier was for mally initiated to the French Acad emy. When he referred to Marshal Joffre as the victor of the Marne, the Marshal arose and said: " ' , ' "It is not I, it is the Poilu." All eyes turned to a blind French : soldier who was standing at the salute . 1 . . in the front row of the balcony. Thej soldier stood at rigid -attention i while ! Spent the Day Visiting Italian Statesmen Conferring on loud cheers resounded through the-; T i ? -i j. i ti o n , hail. Italy s Claims at the Peace Conference Before Go- As the audience filed out, an old 'mg to England He Will Visit the devastated Regions man was heard reciting to himself m c n , . . a trembling voice: oi r ranee and Belgium. "Any unit wrhich can advance no ' " more must at ail costs nola the con quered ground or be killed on the spot, rather than retreat." The words were an extract from Marshal Joffre's order of the day at London A People's League has been organized ' in Berlin, says a Central 'news despatch from Copenhagen. The league committee included Prince Maximilian, form- the start oi the battle ot tne Marne ; er Uerman Chancellor, Hugo Hase, independent social which opened the doors of the French! r . tt t ire j? . .i j x. Academy for him. SUCCEEDS ANDERSON ist, Count Vonbernstorrr, former ambassador -to the United States, Mathias Erzberger, centrist leader, j Dr. Solf, former German Foreign Minister, Prince von t u t t? . It t . ;Hohenlohe, bcmllmgs luient, Austrian ambassador, and Joseph B. Eastman Now Interstate ! . . i- , 1 TT , - a i i i i commerce Commissioner , Cardinal von Hartman, Archbishop of Cologne. - Washington, Dec, 19 Joseph b. j A Paris despatch says; that Field Marshal .von Hin Eastman of Massachusetts hag been j denburg has telegraphed the Berlin government of his. in- GPwfSSSS a:1011 10 form a new front six miles behind the neutral ber of the interstate commerce com- ; zone fixed by the armistice.- The government has asked mission. i von Hinclenburg for an explanation of his despatch, but tJnntwdn tb. winHoLn,Tn no reply has been received. It is affirmed that von Hin- tion reached the White House today -, , 1 J in .t, , 1 i i .t by wireless. Mr. Anderson rcce denburg and other militarists are behind the counter re was appointed federal court judge at volutionary movement, but that von Hindenburg and his E MrEastman is a member of the j f s.ociates are icapable of preventing the realization of Massachusetts nublic service com-: heir SChemeS. mission. Although a Republican in . ' , . . t- ji -o j i'iitm j politics, he was appointed by former1 A despatch from Paris says that President Wilson s j.uovernor . waisn, . uemocrat. , plans 101' VlSltlllg JLiOnaon Willie JlOl yeL positive CUHIU1U- tn; the island- is m;.the;neihborhood jCUSTOMS OFFICERS OI li.J,UWU yJl 1J1U11111. . j IU j. . . ceed 25,000 -bags .of .new ci-op.icpCaineroft c Gale Placed ru AMf'p? 1 plate his leaving for England Thursday. He .will proba - changes b -aijg-fomdaysT-- He' will start immediately have. so far Rico been delivered to Porto POST , OFFICE BUILDING i Village Given Sixty Days' Notice to Move Fire Station Postmaster Gleason received word from Washington Friday morning to jive notice to the Village of .St. lohnsbury to vacate the land now oc cupied by the fire station within 60 days. When the government bought the site for . the post office1, which in cluded the land now occupied by the fire station, they allowed the village to retain its fire station by paying rental on the land and with a CO days' notice of vacating the premises when ordered. . . Postmaster Gleason has no further inf ormation as to thc government's plans, but it looks as if the long promised government building was soon to be started. in charge at ; after he has had his Christmas dinner with the American - swanton v , troops m the field. He -.will not return to fans, put it is st. Albans,. Dec 19-The following expected that he will, visit the devastated regions of changes have been made. in the. cus- France and Belgium. The President spent most of the toms district in Vermont: Winfleld ; ,;tUV, fl-ia; Tf o14oi- cfofocmon nnrl pnnsirlpr- promoted. - irom : . ,. , . TJ.i t-p u nnn -pnv mg tne claims tnat luny wm ici,y wiuic mc -av.c ence. has been W. Stiles deputy collector and inspector ' to deputy colector and inspector in class 2,- stationed at Alburg, Deputy Col-: lector and Inspector. Cameron ' C. ! Gale ,who has been on duty at Island; Pond and Quebec, has been trans- j fered and appointed deputy collector i in charge at Swanton, vice T. M. Tobin," deceased. ; DECORATED BY PERSHING FOR BRAVERY TWO SCARLET CHEVRONS i. :- - GERMAN CANNON An Excellent Suggestion for St. ; bury from Lt.-Col. Fairbanks All Soldiers Honorably Discharged to Wear Them on Left Sleeve ; Washington, Dec. 1!) Secretirry Baker today directed that each sol dier honorably ' discharged be fur nished with two scarlet chevrons, to be worn on the left sleeve. . j yK4k .V- 5 -ft A N J1" MARTINI SENTENCED Pleaded Guilty to Manslaughter and Goes to State's Prison Editor Caledonian: I venture to suggest that St. Johns- bury should have a captured German' , ' a a. , ij cnaij;,' cannon., a iowii wmcu uas jcspuimcu so loyally to every call for men and money is entitled to a trophy. I am sure that it would be -very gratifying to our soldiers as they return, not only at the present time but through out their wholel ives, to have before them a tangible reminder of the vic tory in which they participated. I don ot know Whether it will be possible to obtain such a gun but surely it is worth the effort to tiy. Thanks to the Allied amies the sup ply of such material is fairly plenti- Urfnl but. tbr dpmnnd will nlsn ho brifilr I In Caledonia county court Friday 1 Frank Martini was brought up from j county jail and pleaded guilty to the . c of manslaughter. JuMge i Waterman sentenced him to the . state's prison at Windsor for a term ' not less than seven yeai's nor more than nine years and he was taken j back to jail awaiting Importation to I Windsor. Martini . got into an ill- j tcrcation with Philippe Grenaldi atj St. Johnsbury onHhc night of Aug. j 24 and fatally stabbed him. The j case was presented to the Court ,by j State's Attorney Campbell and the i respondent was represented . by tlic ! firm of Seniles Graves.. ; , The last of the divorce ca.;es avei- 4. kh 6.0 A i- y JSVut. w fit. vTa. 4 i-xcvv I'ershii) iuffiim-y. Kwr;-sci.-' forn very Clio f f;ui is iiuro in! iivim:' 'J'iiifiT.v. . -c. i) "IciMH'iif hi-: Private Nn-K. 0itiinrs oC . lift : -wlih fin DisrinsnishvU ''.Sfrvico Cross for AFRAID OF AIR RAIDS CITED FOR BRAVERY being tried this afternoon. At the and the early bird gets the worm. conclusion of this case the Court will Doubtless the emiont delegation in jannounce the decisions in all the di- Lt.-Col. Alfred C. Arnold Bravery Cited for. Congress would be ready to lend their aid in this matter upon request made in a representative way. JOSEPH FAIRBANKS; j Washington, . ' ' Dec; 18, 1918. . ' .' Washington, Dec. 20 The long an tirinntpd rpnnrt. of t.ho innuirv nf t.hs strong would be such an alliance, j Department of Justice concerning the What possibilities it would present, great . Hog. Islaml ship building-pit- io our iong.suueiing counirj. Amer- ject was made public at the White House today, on a wireless, from the President. The report says a search- inir vinvosst.in'jitinn hn: rlisrlnsort nn ment i hat if . anyone should occupy! -Hminnl li.ihilitv nnA nnmmor, Siberia it will not be America." j that the arbitration board - decide ! what part if any over sixty million Frank II. Clark has resigned as j dollars, the cost of the plant, was postmaster at Windsor to take effect in ecess of a searonable necessity, and ns soon as his successor may be should be demanded by the contrac chosen. tors of the government.'! ica extends to us a helping hand May we not fail to grasp it. And it must not be foi-gotten for one mo- Tr' wio e il, !. 1 inaiiy .oi iiiciu me viuccis uave j installed electricity and bath rooms j and in some cases central heating! plants and with French servants live :; comfortably, almost luxuriously as : measured in' military '--terms.- Hun- dreds less fortunate oi lacking in ! rank take their chances on whatever! billet may be found in the crowded ! town where a bed is always at a premium. Portugal Onr Lusitania. Portugal was formerly known as Lusitania. The present name is de rived from Port Callo. the ancient name of tin- iown now known to us as ()Kl-tO. - ' . WEATHER Kain tonight and Saturday warmer. Down to Earth. Mrs. Peavish" says 'that, before tliey were married Mr.; PeavJsh liked to hfar horr sl;ig "Home, Sweet Home," ond now h? liks to himr her rattle dihes on Iiih Ifiljl?. 5ivcton Nfw. vorce case-3 that have been heard and the court will then adjourn for the term. Judere Waterman expects .to London, Dec. 10 Fear of air raids ; by thc Allied forces is believed by the ! returns nj, ms nome in raiiieooro r . t . - j iavan . ; : ! Heroism. ; Heroism is always the same, how ever the fashion of a hero's clothes may alter. - Every hero in LlHtory js as near to a man as his neighbor, and If we should tell the .simple truth of some of our neighbors, it would sound like poetry- George W. Cur' is. Bavarians Didn't Want Their Cities! Devastated ! The many friends of Lt.-Col. Al fred C. Arnold, son oi Mr. and Mrs. : .! T .-nln Ain-.lfl r.f .Tnbnsbui-V. Will induced: , be pJeased to learn inat me young man has been cited for distinguished service. Thc official notice is as fol lows : Licut.-Col. Alfred C. Arnold, 9th la to condemn tne uerman ralersMvho" brought the Empire to disaster.. Itis-pointed out that the ! Bavarians realized that the aerial in- ! i-oiiAn nrt ! ntli lo-I n oni? A'a r r r I rrli f U?JU1 t-LLlfallV lKlll WHY VlY V. IIJIJ-V. , . .. I The collapse of Austria, it is stated, j .1,uu"r1J'- sent a cold shiver of apprehension " ?Vfc;v'' VnTo V ,77 ., , T i I Oct. 4-9, 1"18. This officer displayed through the Bavarian cities whose m-i . . . , , s ine mosi iiiwpuin pursiMiui uiavcij under massed and vaunted. The people of Munich) counter attacks, heavy machine gun Confirmation. - woman i really satisfied with the compliments her mirror pay? her unless they are reiterated by. sonic TiONfOtl TV(MMTilt. i - i . 1 1 . .,i;..,i f,,tn,.;n.ini-e, ana iiueiibive uxuueij and Performinj ban-age. many gallant acts beyond ycic uuuincu au-wmi, viua L, . - l; j t dreds of workig people would be kil- i "Y u 'Z. liaison under difficult conditions with the unit on his right, and at a critical What ir.cde the quartet 'lv.iiioua'.' ; tine repelled a perious counter attack." led.