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Kitchener proves it by choosing
American women for his friends.
When the British iorces under Gen
eral Buller had-suffered three heart
sickening reverses in, the Boer war
Kitchener o Khartoum, known fa
miliarly to the British public as "K. of
K.," was summoned to retrieve the
military fortunes of his country. "With
Earl Roberte'he took charge of the
situation and from that hour dated
KITCHENER RAILED AS WOMAN HATER
LOVE WITH AMERICAN WOMAN
BY NIXOLA GREELEY-SMITH.
Written for The Day Book.
Kitchener of Khartoum, England's
new secretary of state for war, is, as
such, the head of the British army.
Kitchener says the war will last three
years and he's ready to fight it out
Earl Kitchener is now 64 years old.
Though born in Ireland, in County
Kerry, in 1850, he is of English stock.
Everything that Kitchener is he
has made himself. A bachelor at 64,
public opinion has called him a wo
man hater. As sirdar of Egypt real
ly ruler of Egypt, for he has. always
ignored the khedive he would have
only bachelors about him. In the thir
teen years' war he waged in the Sou
dan, where he made his own mili
tary fame, he chose unmarried men
for leadership whenever he could.
"I don't want men around me who
are always thinking of their wives
and children," he said.
Black haired, with dark grey eyes
that suggest lowering war clouds, six
feet tall, and still straight as an'Egyp
tian obelisk, he does not look like a
man who is a bachelor at 64 not
because he hates women, as most
people believe. But because for years
he has loved one woman madly. And
she will not marry him.
This woman is Lady-Naylor-Ley-and,
born Jennie Chamherlam, Cleve
land, 0., and known to her intimates
as "Morning Glory" and one of a
group of American women who were
the intimate personal friends of the
late King Edward. Kitchener met the
lovely American woman four years
ago in Cairo when her husband was
still alive, and it is said that from
that moment no other woman has
existed for him.
Because he loves an Amreican, En
glishmen noting his grim and dis
dainful attitude toward his own coun
trywomen, have said that he hates all
vomen except Americans! And
the British victories which resulted
in the downfall of the Dutch republic.
Stern and relentless in war, Kitch
ener is generous to a defeated foe.
When the Boers were forced to sur
render he offered them terms of a
magnanimity more overpowering
than his victories had been.
When Kitchener was in South
Africa he was astonished and dis
mayed by the arrival at the British
camp of a young English girl who
had volunteered as. a trained nurse
in order to be near her hero. She
found Kitchener in the hospital with.