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VOLUME III N TIMBER 151
ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMQNT THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1918 PKU;:: : ;vo CENTS pyT. HAROLD L. GERO WRITES HIS FATHER ST. JOHNSBURY CENTER t IV Iq a - Replacement Camp r . Leaving Hospital l'U Harold JL. Gcro, Company G., 2Sth Infantry, U. S.A., wrote the fol lowing ..letter to hiH father -on "Others' Day." ' ' ' ,.. . . November 20th., 1918. Pear Dad: This is an Xmas letter and a letter of Thanksgiving as well; Thanksgiving that the war is ended. J am in a replacement camp where all men f must go on their way back to their outfits from hospitals. Here we see men from North, South, East and West of the U. S. A., and from all branches of the service, Marines, Artillerymen and 'Doughboys,".!, of 1 which I am one. i . ! " .i Mr. Dale Walter of Springfield," Mass., is visiting his parent, Mr. and After Mrs. Solon W7alter. ! Mr. and Mrs. Win Williams and daughter, Miss Rebecca of Bradford spent the day Wednesday with her mother, Mrs. Wesley Sargent. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Smith and lit tle baby of Lyndonville spent Christ mas at the home of his sister, Mrs. W. F. Powers. Mrs. Raymond Whitney was taken to Brightlook hospital Tuesday. She is comfortable at this writing. Mr. Glen Ayer form Mass, is spend ing the Christmas vacation with his family here. Mr. Fred Simonds of Lyndonville spent Christmas at W. F. Powers. Mr. Abel Osmore of St. Johnsbury spent the day Wednesday at Mr. Geo. ! Kimball's. , muse vt j w- ir -r d.!.i. iUi. L i 1 1 1 iTl I iv. XLA. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 f are Hope I get in on one-of tatfxyi dinners we, hear , so much, of yaterf ord over here, but i may De on my wayj Ml. and Mrs ry Dunham of St. to rejoin my company on .Thanks-;; Johnsbmy spcnt Christmas with her giving uay. i I hope you -have been free, from illness since I saw you last and are on the gain, as i want to looking fit when I return. X parents Mr; tind Mrs. Walter Sawyer. Dr. and Mrs. T. R. Stiles and rtniip-htpr- f!Vflvlnt.t. ' ' nenf thd Hsii' find you Wednesday at Mrs, Don Stiles -at St. Johnsbury. ", -,:m Mr. Robert Shaw and two children i were at the home of his sister. Mrs. &Now it is said here that General Pershing "says, "A Million Happy Mothers by Christmas" (Why leave iHarrv CliflW t St. .Tnw wv' Worf- out . the Fathers?) What he saYs nesday. 1 ' usually goes with a bang you know.! M ' Chavles Josien was at the uut iao not want you to De ais- unm nf w n-,.04.a ; i,,m-jnnvni appointed because 1 do not return as early as the sick, wounded and convalescent are to return first, and 1 am just out of that class. They are to be followed, by smaller bodies of tropins and then the larger units. Anyhow (I do not think the censor will object to letting this through as the.fo.cts are all published) my out Wednesday. The Christmas tree and exercises at the Congregational church Tues day evening was very well attended and theex and the exercises shftwed that those in charge had done their' part well. Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Berry and daughter i Mildred spent Wednesday with their daughter, Mrs. Geo. Newell fit is included in the Army of Occu- i . i i l j j i j.1 pauon xnax is aireaay uiKing over me a .: nf Rt ;trtwwv evacuated territory of Alsace-Lorr-! : aine'.knd Belgium," ",. . ( i . :iiaVe- seen lots' of bpyW out - of the SAVINGS STAMPS same division that took in old Co. D.,i : even one of their new bunkies but not i Caledonia County Still -Leads -the one 1 knew betore 1 met them over HARDWICK FAMILY FURNISHES - FIVE SONS IN THE WAR -rr- i - r , ' 4 I ( ikes a V - If X 5 PLANS FOR OFFICERS' SCHOQL V. V. Militia Instruction ati-St. Albans January 21, 21 and 23 Montpelier, Dec. 24. H. T. John son, adjutant general, has sent the officers of the different companies in the Vermont Volunteer Militia an order directing that the annual offi- j cers' school shall take place in St. Albans January 21 and 22. Lieut. Col. Preston H. Hadley will be in charge of the course of instruction. President and Mrs. Wilson Wildly Received by the Peo ple of London Berlin Seething in Riotous Scenes in Which Soldiers and Sailors Participate. ITALY'S LOSSES IN THE GREAT WAR NEARLY THREE MILLIONS 26th DIVISION NEAR LANGRES Not Scheduled for Early Return, Says Gen. Peyton C. March ! ; Great Naval Parade in New York Harbor of the Return- ing Battle Fleet Secretary Daniels and Hundreds ol thousands ot Americans Welcome the Soldiers Home Again. P 35 vAt top, Left Eugene A. Carey; Center, Thomas Bernard P.; Lower Left, John H.; Lower F.; Right, Upper Edward Right, here'. Of course 1 am anxious to ieturn home but Lam all O. K. again and would be in the thick of it again had the war continued. 1 I know that you didn't just enjoy . my going to war, but feel sure that you feel, .better, now , to know that 1 .have' been Jn it and done my bit and my best. . I sure feel better about it although at times it was no bed of roses, nor an easy path to tread. State with Franklin County a Close Second XSpecial to the Caledonian) Montpelier, Dec. 25. Reports to the state distributing agent, H L. Farwell of Montpelier, show that there has been at marked increase in the sale of U. S. War Sayings Stamps in Vermont during the week- just past but the returns of that week have not been tabulated. It has been ascer tain 3d. however." that the total sale in B i .jagnmiftwa -ttPPt is . tn ..he used to the State up to-aiuLincluding Decern- fcager to by off believe me. Hope to be able to spend my birth day f t .home and slide my feet under : a,; f table .agaiii, but undoubtedly , you will be shocked by my table, manners. Well this is quite a long spefl for me to make but must make up "for lost time in writing you- With love to you, mother and the little girl." ' , Your son, ":..', Harold. ity value of the stamps, Caledonia county still remains in the lead, although closely 'pressed by Franklin county, Rutland county is ahead in' the aggregate purchase with Washington and Chittended counties following in that order. Only a week remains for ., the re demption of the pledges made last .summer and to make investment in j this splendid governmena security. SHALL WE FORGET? Harold E. Wilmott " in the ;' - York Herald New When from the field of blood and glory - v Our boys return to tell the story Of how they fought the. awful Hun Until they had the victory won; .When of his fearful deeds they tell, Deeds unsurpassed by fiends in hell -And hint at others eyen worse, ' The very thought of them a curse; Shall we forget? When ' somo who went away with CITED FOR BRAVERY Honors Confined Upon 185 Soldiers Through the courtesy of the Hard wick Gazette the Caledonian is able to present to its readers the portraits of the five sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ed ward Carey of Hardwick, all of whom are in the service. Editor Appolt's biographical notice of this An enviable distinction has come! source a battalion commander which made possible the successful capture of important points in the fighting line in France, after the most desper ate fighting through wire and trenches against a resolute and determined notable i defence involving frequent and bitter counterattacks. Eugene A. Carey, the next oldest, President Wilson left Chaumont Wednesday for Eng land feeling more strongly than ever the magnificent part the American soldiers took in winning the war. Wednes day's review of 10,000 troops created a deep impression, upon the President. have given all their sons to their country. Two are in the Navy and three in the 'Army. The oldest son is Private Thomas F. Carey, aged 28, who enlisted from Detroit ' September 22, 1917, in Co. H, 168th Infantry, whose Major, Lloyd D. Ross, wTas awarded a bronze leaf to be worn on the Distinguished Service Cross awarded him on March ber-14 was $4,601,612.17 in actualT2o Tor'TourTgeT res'oIutlonrinir-i7i cash transferror $5,o83,886 in matur- to this town through the sendee of j is 25. He is a gunner's mate, 3d class, five young men of one family in the on the U. S. S. South Carolina. He sea and land forces of the United ' enlisted April 28, 1917. States. Their proud parents are Mr. j Private Edward G. Carey, aged "24, and Mrs. Edward Carey, who thus ! is with the 86th Squadron. He en listed June 15, 1918, for overseas training. Private John Carey, aged 22, is in the Quartermaster Corps, Guard and Fire Company, Port Newark, N. J., having enlisted November 21, 1917. The youngest son, Bernard P. Carey, is 20 years old, and is a mech inisf's mate on the U. S. S. Vixen. He Tilistetf-May-'JtrWl'?--- ; - St Albans, Dec. 24. Congressman Frank L. Greene is authority fpr the information that Gen. Peyton C. March, chief-of-staff of the army, in his regular weekly press interview, was asked: "Where is the 26th division? Is it scheduled f oi early return or will it h , A despatch from Dover says that the President and - "Neithei-. It is now located near ' Mrs. Wilson arrived in England early this mornine. The weather was crisp and bright. The President was wel- corned by the Duke of Connaught, American Ambassador Davis, the British ambassador, Earl Redding and the mayor of Dover. . ' ' Langres. WEDDING ANNIVERSARY A despatch, from London says that the President and Mrs. Wilson arrived at Buckingham palace this af ternoon i alter a journey irom Calais, during which they were ac- Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Brigham Observed Their Fifty-fourth Dec. 25 Few people reach their 54th wed-! ding anniversary, but that notable j event came to Mr. and Mrs. Cortez T. i- l . i - j .1 , : ' J il i m-ignam on nnsunas aay ana uie, -i j ii ,,- mi. j ' couple were entertained at dinner by i vvi Lieu cm nuiiux & e vex giv en x try any . x unve irum Ule their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. station to the palace was thronged, while the streets were Utno lingnam. AltnougnMr. fciig-M. Qrt 1Qwi f, 0J oJ, nf U;Ar merrymakers. After the sovereign's troop escort came the carriages with King George and the President, Queen" Mary, Mrs. Wilson and Princess Mary. Mr. Lim is nearly 84 years old and Mrs. Brigham will be 81 an January 3, both care for themselves in their own home. Mr. Brigham keeps busily em- I ployed in business and Mrs; Brigham j is happiest when she is entertaining i her friends. With the exception of this year and on Dec. 1914, when they observed their golden wedding, ADMIRING THEIR CAPTURED SOUVENIRS Paris. Dec. 23. The names of 185 American soldiers, cited for bravery during the fighting of Oct. 3 to Oct. 10 at St. Etienne, Blanc Mont and Medeah farm, in Champagne are prin ted in the Journal "Official. - The men belong to the Sixth Reg iment of Marines. The Ninth Jnfatw The Twenty Third Infantry, The Fifth Regiment- of Marines, The Sixth Marine Machine Gun BattaHon ThA Fourth Marine Machine Gu" 1 battalion. The Second Regiment of To .-serve their country, side by sidej Engineers and the Ambulance Corps With those we welcome home again, tuv r aittat tv t tot ivciuin iu live a me oi pain, Helpless, disfigured, maimed or blind, Broken in body, seared in mind, Aged and infirm before their time Live evidence of Hunnish crime; r " " 'v.. Shall we forget? W'hen some for whom our hearty do ; yearn To us : will 'never more return, .Who died upon a foreign shore, , To see their dear home land no paore, Those spirits bright who gave their all That Freedom's cause might never . fall, Who died that Liberty's bright flame ."Might not be quenched by powers of shame : v. Shall we forget? Six Vermonters Among the Casualties Washington,' Dec. 26 The, follow-1 ing casualties are reported by the commanding general of the American Expeditionary Forces: WKilled in action . 83 Died of wounds . s 120 Died of accident and other causes 14 3 202 653 576 348 141 1 " V 111 -T' ' r OFFICERS' SCHOOL Died of aeroplane accident Died of disease Wounded severely Wounded, degree undetermined W ounded slightly Missing in action : In future years when peace doth reign And Teuton merchants come again To try to sell to us their wares. China and drugs, dolls, Teddy bears All made by those who laughed with . glee ).'.' At every Hunnish victory When ships were sunk and babes went down, When bombs were dropped on rrny a town; " K . . ShaU we forget? Total 2140 Wounded, degree undetermined : Pvt. Cyrus A. Brayton, Poultney; Pvt. Henry Keer, Wallingford; Pvt. Abraham Shindel, St. Johnsbury; Serg. William W. Thomas, Poultney. Wounded severely: Serg. James Gibson, Barre; Pvt. Sherry E. Cong don, Florence. Western XeP1;..$2 Two Canadian soldiers examining and admiring the souvenirs they from the Huns while the fighting was siiil goi.Ag on in France took A, despatch from London says that apart from1 the historic significance of reviewing the fighting men on Mrs.:; BrighanvTias entertained'- eacii rforeign 'so'ft'foT "the : ftrstr tiineatr least, -an important adr Christmas day ai a turkey dinner ins j u -P 4-u T) :j . .t,:i tt honor of -the -holiday as well as their Uie&& may uccApccwu J-iuia uie x iwiucut wiuie in iiig- wedding day. v land. It may define his line of thought more clearly ' 'on the issues m which Great Britain is so deeply interested. A London despatch savs that the Alexander and Vermont Volunteer Militia wiii Meet ; Franzer regiments ' have joined the sailors who are par- liLKljJClVlllg Hi tX lCVUlUUUIl 111 iClllll. lO jJL CU1.U All .va- vices sent from Berlin late last night that nearly the en tire German garrison will support them in large num bers. It is also reported that the sailors are coming from Kiel to join their comrades in , Berlin. The rioting and mutinous sailors, who have been holding out in the red palace in Berlin have hoisted the white flag and have been allowed to leave under guard, according to advices from Berlin sent by the Exchange Telegraph correspon dent at Amsterdam. The government troops now occupy the palace and the royal stables. : Adjt. Gen. H. T. Johnson has sent to the officers of the different -com- 4 panies in the Vermont Volunteer mil fl 'itia an order directing that the annual officers' school will take place in ot. vAlbans Jan. 21 and 22, commencing at 7.30 o'clock on the evening ot the 21st. Thfe sessions will be held in the armory in that town. Officers will afppear in uniform' without side arms. Lieut. Col. Preston H. Hadley will have charge of the course of instruc tion under sections 41 to 43 of act 168 of the statutes. He will be as- Isisted by the batalion commanders t Moving Pictures to be Sent to Russia Washington, Dec. 25. The Depart ment of Agriculture has supplied to the Committee on Public Information more than twenty motion pictures 'showing agricultural , production, highway construction and , forest work in this country, to be sent to Russia, at the request of the Pri- morskoye Provincal Zemstvo, for use in depicting the advanced practices in these activities in America. CpL John G. Norton, of. Montoeli-ir as. been advised of tbrt death in France of another ner-hew. Raich Norton Dawes, who was. killed iv the4 wreck of a troop train n Dec. 5, the .me dav lib; mother did in Huston. We was Wdmaster of the 104tK in fantrv :,nd was one of the. first of th wrian nmv fo wip fh wtt'' rrnlx A vut-rvk-tov KtitfntnxitihA 'fa lontrv in ct-nn. Me 'was a rntive of Springfield, Mass., anil was, SO vears An exploding kerosene lamp in the home of Lewis Rocque Sr., in Grand Isle caused a fire which burned to the ground the building and all its con tents. With Mr. Rocque lived Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mashtare and four children, all of whom are left desti tute, without clothing or provisions for the winter. Fifty bushels pf po tatoes were included inthe loss, also a Wrrel of pork, which had just been killed. Mr. Rocque is' a veteran of the Civil war. , Water -Regulated by Pdl. " Pressing one end of a pedal with the foot admits: cold water to a new wash stand, pressing ' the other end "allows hot water to flow and pressing the en tire pedal mixes the two so that mod erately warm water 1 obtained. . . BARNET Red Cross has been faithfully con- The Every Member Drive for the ducted all over the town of Barnet, with Harvey J. Phelps as Town chair man. Barnets' quota was 750 mem bers. Monday night it stood at 676 members. Passumpsic reports 121, Mclndoes, 118; Barnet Village, 159; West Barnet 130; East Barnet 84: Barnet Center 64; and 10 Magazine subscriptions. . Miss Christina Hale is at home from her school in Brockton, Mass., and -Mildred Hall from her school in Mclndoes Falls for the Christmas vacation. - CHRISTMAS TREE The Community Tree at the Mission a Great Success City .FOUR TOWNS SENT NONE Were Not Rpresented in the Service So Far as Reported According to. the "records that the towns have furnished the adjutant l's office, there are four towns in the state tljat have not furnished men in the present war. Possibly lat er data may be furnished which will show differently, but on present rer cords Glastenburg, Kirby, Baltimore and Fltecher have not furnished a man for the defense of the country. Adjutant General H. T. Johnson has virritoTi tn'tnwn officers and others m 1 the state, asking them to f urnishj a ' list of men who went from their res pective towns. He finds many cnang es in the registrations as compax-ed with the claims of the towns. It is not infrequent that two towns are claiming the same man. Later many of these differences will be rec tified. Such occurs in Barre Town and City, Newport Town and City, St Albans Town and City, where u ua toil from wnicii mace xm- liaiu i.' v. . B IS The Christmas ; tree at the City Mission Tuesday night was 'a most successful and enjoyable affair and the upper audience room in the Y. M. C. A. building was crowded with young and old. About 75 children were present, many of whom partici pated in the exercises, arranged by Mrs. Marshall. The large tree was gaily decorated and every child pre-; sent received a gift. Amone the sub-1 custom which has been stantial gifts distributed were 20 bags 'i established in the family for over 20 of various kinds of flour donated to K-ears nearly 30 members of the Beck men originally went into service. FAMILY REUNION Nearly Thirty Members of the Beck Family at Christmas Dinner WEATHER Fair tonight and Friday colder. the City Mission by the A. H. Mc Leod Milling company. For the pur chase of useful gifts, Mr. and Mrs Marshall received $48 from St. Johns- thanks to all who contributed, both cash and gifts for the annual com munity Christmas tree of the City Mission. NORTH DANVILLE family were guests at nnsxma, dinner Wednesday at the home ot Mrs. John Beck on Mt. Vernon street. ti,; rac! unriniihtodlv the largest fam- I a 1110 t t - j . m i.i Cf TrtVmcnnrv nnrt It bury friends and Supt. and Mrs.!" an(x delightful oc- Marshall wish to express their hearty , twd nvesent at the dinner m -m- -n - l were Mr. and Mrs. Conrad J? . J3 ecjv and four children, Pauline, Mildred, Theodore-and Siegmund, Mr. -and Mrs. Harry V.Conley, Mr. and Mrs. Guy C. Wright and sons, Wendell and Carroll: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Beck; ITMiss Fanny Beck; Mr. and Mrs. jrea C. Beck and two children, rvoyce aim A Mrs Back's mother, Mrs. Sybil Houston ; Mr! and MrsOsear Beck; Mr. and Mrs. J. Rolf Searles and two daughters, Ruth and Pns cilla. All uresent at this reunion were residents of St. Johnsbury. Mrs. C. B. Stevens and two child ren, are ill. S. N. Cleveland from Iowa was the guest of his sister, Mrs. O. B. Exeley, last week. Frank Scott is visiting relatives in Haverhill, Mass, i A Paris despatch says that a disarmed German Zep pelin will be converted into an aerial merchantman to fly between New York and Hamburg. This comes from tljie Echo de Paris which adds that its information comes from reliable sources. A London despatch says that nearly 100 were killed in a street fight which began in Berlin Tuesday morning. The republican guards tried several times to take the royal stables and the headquarters of the revolting sail ors, but were repulsed. A New York despatch says that led by the super dreadnought Arizona, ten great battleships in command of Admiral Mayo, the vanguard of America's victory fleet in European waters, steamed up NeW York harbor today in review before Secretary Daniels and were greet ed with tumultuous reception by the harbor craft and hundreds of thousands of persons who lined the shores. Following the homecoming battlefleet into port came the British liner Saxonia from Liverpool, laden with 1400 sick and wounded officers and men. This complement was mostly made up of surgical cases. A despatch from New York says that Italy's total loss in the war including those killed, wounded, dead of dis ease, disabled, missing and prisoners aggregrate 2,800, 000. This information was given out by Col. Ugo Pizzar ello of the Italian army who arrived here on an official mission today. Disease alone took 300,000 in the war zone, while 500,000 were killed. A Washington despatch says that the Agricultural de partment recommended to Congress today that legisla tion be enacted to mane enective tne wneai prices guar antee for the next year's crop and to' safeguard the gov- ' i i 1 " T eminent against losses. mi.wuMn wmiw' p. mi ui jiibi. . i Mil " V'g " ' ' " " ' """ fU"