A revised version of the old saying that a green Christmas makes a fat graveyard, is that a green Christmas makes a fuller coal bin. 
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Holland sees trouble ahead so long as the ex-Kaiser remains in that country, and he has been told that the sooner he takes his departure the better it will suit his hosts.  William, however, declines to take the hint and complications are almost sure to follow. 
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As a result of the British elections on Saturday it is thought Premier Lloyd George will have a majority…  Women voted for the first time in this elections, and in many of the polls outnumbered the men.  In Ireland the Nationalists were decisively beaten by the Sinn Fein, and that unfortunate country has not seen the end of its troubles yet.
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General Mewburn officially announced that one hundred thousand Canadian troops will  remain in Germany as part of the Army of Occupation until next March.  This will be rather unpleasant news in many homes where parents and wives have been …up with the thought that they will have their loved ones with them …
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The number of soldiers raised in Canada during the war was 611,741 of which 465,948 were volunteers.  These figures have been recently given out as authority by General Mewburn, who also announces for the first time that the total secured from the entire Dominion under the Military Service Act was 83,355.   Of these, leave of absence was granted to 7,100 men, being cases of extreme hardships, and 15,323 were allowed out on farm leave, and remained out on November 11th
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Published in the Aylmer Express Newspaper on December 19, 1918
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