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Consulted a* to the polloy beforahand. and this Is the chance which has been effected as a result of the war. K "Th*? contributions which you have made to enforce these treaties have given you the und*nlablo right to a voice In tho fashioning of the policy which may commit you. and for that reason an Imperial War Cabinet li? a reality. Another point in which you must have a voice is the settlement of the conditions of peace. "We have discussed the war alms and the conditions under which we are prepared to make peace at the war cabinet. Wo arrived at an agreement on the subject last year with the representatives of the domin ions, and we consider the same prob lems In the lights of events which have occurred since?and we shall recon sider the whole of these policies, I have no doubt, in the coarse of the next tew weeks. There must be no hugger-mugger peace. It must bo a real peace. We are not waging war for the sake of killing or of being killed, but for the 6akc of establishing a Just and durable peace for the world. Vou cannot make peace unless it is both Just and likely to endure." PERSHING SENDS TELEGRAM TO PREMIER CLEMENCEAU [By Associated Press.] PARIS, July 13 (by Ilavas Agency). ?General Pershing, commander of the American expeditionary forces, to-day sent the following telegram to Premier Clemenceau to felicitate France on the anniversary of Bastille Day: "On this day, the 14th of July, which so well symbolizes France's will and determination, I desire to renew to you an expression of my admiration for the splendid courage of your people and the gallantry of its soldiers. We of the American expeditionary forces And in France's courage the source of constant Inspiration and encourage ment." TWO ALLIED STEAMERS LOST AT SEA LONDON. July 13.?The loss of the American ship Georgo L. Eaton was re ported to-day. The ship sprang a leak ?ea* and was abandoned, the crow beinr rescued by a warship, which sent derelict to the bottom by gunflre. The Italian ship Napoll also was re ported sunk in collision on her way to Genoa. The Eaton was a Dake-bullt ship of *,008 tons, hailing from Detroit. The Napoll was a f>.000-ton ship owned by the Italian Navigation Com pany. BRITISH CONDUCT MINOR RAIDS WITH GOOD.RESULTS [By Associated Press.) LONDON, July 13.?Successful minor enterprises were carried out by the British last night on the Flanders front near Vleux Berquln and Merrls, as a result of which ninety-six prison ers were taken and a few machine guns captured, the War Offlcfl an nounced to-day. The statement follows: 1 esterday English and Australian troops again carried out successful minor enterprises In the neighborhood of Vleux Berquin and Merris, captur ing ninety-six prisoners and a few ma chine guns. Our casualties In the op erations of the past few days In this sector have been exceptionally light. , "During the night a party of English troops raided the German trenches north of Hamel and brought back j twenty-two prisoners. "A raid attempted by the enemy north of Meter^n \v~s repulsed. "The hostile art Ill?'i y has been ac tive opposite Beaumont Hamel and in the Strazeele and Loore sectors." "A German raiding party, which ad vanced upon the British lines In Flan ders In the Meteren sector, was re pulsed. The German artillery developed ac tivity during the night on the Flan ders front and opposite Beaumont HameL UNUSUAL Q 1'IET ON MAR YE FRONT HELD BY AMERICANS TBv Associated Preci ] W ITH THE AM ERIC ARMY IN July 13??n tli* fronts In the Marne district held by American troops. Jast night was the quietest or any nfnce the Germans, !n their sweep southward, were stopped at tho north bank of the river. In some sec tions not a single German shell came over, while In others the artillery fire was far below normal. FRENCH PUSH THEIR LINE9 FORWARD 500 YARDS [By Associated Press.] PARIS, July 13.?Jn an operation carried out last night on the front between Montdidler and the Oise tho French pushed their advanced posts forward a distance of approximately | 600 yards in the vicinity of the Porte; farm, the War Office announced to-, day. The Porte farm la Jn the vicinity of Antheull, northwest of Complegne, This farm, together whh tho Loges farm, near-by, was captured by tho French in a local operation on the evening of July 8. The statement reads: 'Between Montdidler and the Oise, the French In the course of the night advanced their forward posts 500 meters in the region of the Porte farm. "Several raids were carried out bv French troops north of the Avre (southeast of Amiens).. Jn the region of the Oise, on the Marne. and in the Champagne, resulting ln the taking of prisoners. * HEnTliI.VG SAYs GERMANY DOES NOT WANT BELGIUM 'Bv Associated Press.l COPENHAGEN, July ]3.?Denial that Germany, intended to retain Belgium was made by Count von Iiertllng the German Imperial Chnnccllor. in the1 course of his speech before the Relch fctag main committee on Thursday. "The present possession of B. i^ium only means that we have a pawn for future negotiations," the Chancellor said. "We have no Intention to keep Belgium in any form whatever." "What we precisely want, as ex pressed by us on February 24.'" th<* Chancellor continued, "is that after the ?war, restored Belgium shall, as a self dependent fctate, not be cubject to any body aa a van.ial and shall live with us Jn good, friendly relations. "I have held this point of vl?w from the beginning in regard to Belgium, and I still hold It to-day. This sJdo of my policy Is fully in conformity wUh the rencral lines, the direction of which 1 yesterday clearly laid before you. e are wagljig t.he war ns a war o defense, ns we have done from the Nory beginning-, and every imperial istic tendency and every tendency to world domination has been remote from our minds. "What we want is the inviolability ?' territory, open air for the ex pansion of our people l? the economic domain ana, naturally, also security in regard to the future. This u com plete y in conformity with my point of view in regard to Belgium, but how this point of view can be estab ? detaU dcpendQ uPon future negotiations, and on this point I am unable to give binding declarations." HEHTLI.VG'S PEACE SPEECHES AS WASHINGTON VIEWS THEM (By Associated Press. 1 coJntSI1IN'GT0^ ^ly 13.?No official cognizance ;s bclner ffiven htfrQ ^ latest peace speech of German Chan cellor von Hertling before the main committee of the Reichstag. As is the case with all pronounce ments of the kind., the speech is be ins cat ofully rend and dlgeelel b, American onicials. and in time they ?V,M leHrn "f the ^'ntons of the statesmen of the co-bo!U~er ents. s , ,T,he:e ,S noth,nff to indicate that it will he made the occasion for anv stop toward peace negotiations. as President Wilson's last pronouncements on tht- subject are generally accepted as tho war alms of all the allied bel ligerents. The Chancellor's declaration that Germany simp'.y was holding Belgium as a pawn for negotiation attracted most interest of all. The general im pression among diplomatists has b??eri that Belgium would be used by C*r many to regain her lost colonies. .PRISIDENT FORWARDS GREETING TO FRANCE (Continued Krom First Page.) ceived too late for its acceptance, and concluded: "Permit me to expross through you to the workers of France the good will and fraternity of tho workers of Amer ica. We arc ready to fight shoulder to shoulder with the men of France and the other allied countries until the cause of freedom and human justice has been achieved." Four-minute men of the committee on public Information hove instructions to rend to-night and to-morrow to the 35,000,000 people they address a mas sage to tho people of France, which has been given to Ambassador Jus j serand for transmission. Resolutions will bo adopted approving the message which closes with 'the voice of Amer ica proclaims to-day with one accord L-nng live! Long live France!'" Secretary Baker to-night made this statement at the War Department: Comrades at the beginning of the democratic careers. France and the Lnited States are sixain brothers in arms in democracy's defense. Our Present Bastille has yet to fall: but the ? Plr t of 1776 and 1789. aflame to-day in the hearts of both armies and peo ples. Insures that it is fast nearlng its 'boT; km". When K ,0PPl??. there will ?nVth? m I1 n?W h,stor,c d*te mak ing the liberation, not of ? people only. but of mankind?an anniversary In the commemoration of which all free na tions will delight to join." n v.MELS SENDS MESSAGE TO FREAXll MWUNk >IIMSTER I D*ni?>" ??nt the' following to the trench Minister of Marine - P. and 8tation tho United I t i a%y Wi" ce,c'brute the Hth of July in the same manner as we do our i ii national anniversary. i reioi<<i? on, l,v? republics join in the two days that open two doors to men otn^H* T?r ,i,)er,y- Thi* mutual rec n it ion of nntinrm i t. . ? t ? U1 "siionni holidays will hin.i h"v? out that^of success and freedom." NO CONVICT LABOR Fuel A.Tmlol.lr.inr Will \?f E?,?|?,. ? onthern I'rUonrrn In Conl Mines. WASHIN'OTOV t - VON HINDENBUDG STORY AGAIN COMES TO LIFE Interest. Centers on Effect of His Re ported Death Upon reople of Germany. CLASH WITH IMPERIAL MASTER Field Marshal Dethroned by Kaiser at Height of His Career?Eclipsed by LudendorfT Through Regular Propaganda. AMSTERDAM, July 13.?Hindenburg dead or alive?that is not the vital question. lias his death?if indeed he is no more?been concealed from the Ger man people? How long? Why? What will be the eltect when they learn they have been deceived? Upon the answer to these queries observers here agree depends infinite ly more than does upon the trutli or lack of truth in the sensational re port published by L?es Nouvelles, a j French language paper at The Hague to-day that the sevenly-one-j^ar-old Held marshal died of congestion of the brain after a stroke of apoplexy fol lowing a violent quarrel with the Kaiser at Spa, Belgium. A year ago the death of Hindenburg would have taken the German em pire in its foundations. To the allies it would have been worth many an army corps, for it would have taken from the German people a demigod and from the German armies the one man they believed capable of leading them to victory over a world In arms. But at the zenith of his glory. In the midst of one of the most remark able periods of hero worship history records: the German Hindenburg craze, when the aged field marshal's star out shone that of tho Hohenzollern; when he was idolized as the omnipotent "father" of 60,000,000 souls?at the height of that idolatry, one day and many succeeding days, his iron will clushed with the headstrong impulsive ness of his imperial master. Thenceforward when history writes the Hindenburg drama it will record the most pathetic story of the war. The chapter may well be cautioned "Buried Alive." The monarch who dared dismiss a Bismarck and later, In this very war. a Tirpitz, did not hesitate to break "father Hindenburir." To topple him with a crash at that Juncture would have unloosed a storm So the other process was employer!? the slow, cruelly slow burial, the dirge of which is silence. 1.11)E\D011FP CIIOSEX roit xkw I'OPii.AH inoi. . A Hindenburg could not be thrust ruthlessly aside like a Tirpitz or Beth mann. or Kuchlmann. To conciliate the wirshlping millions with the wane of this star a new idol must be created ?and precisely that was done. And all the Machiavellian cunning of tho Pots dam psychologists was concentrated in doing it. To replace the man of the Masurian swamps in the hearts of his countrymen his "other half" was chosen, the man who on the night of August 23, 1914, came to Hanover to fetch the pensioned general in a spe cial train to grand headquarters in the east and who throughout the east ern campaign served him as his chief of staff?Ludendorff. As foon as the Emperor had -1"clded upon Hindenburg's doom, the Luden dorff propaganda began. Stories be gan to appear in the German press that the real brains behind the eastern victories was not the great Hinden burg, but his amanuensis. But that was only the beginning. Hindenburg was to the German people tho embodi ment of the old-time general, the per sonification of the victorious sword, of ruthless strength. But this war. the experts began to tell the people, 1 not carried on by brute force alone: twentieth-century battles are not won by generals who. like Bluecher (to whom Hindenburg lad been generally I compared, the people calling him tlu ! "Marshal Vorwaerts" of this war), dash Into the fray with drawn sword at the head of their troops. This is a war of science, of technique, of organiza tion, and these magic words l.uden dorff was gradually pictured as per sonifying. and gradually, with lllnden burg's name being mentioned less and less and Ludendorff's more and more, the people began to look indeed to the now almighty quartermaster-general as the military master-mind. Thus, if Hindenburg is confirmed to be dead to-day, to-morrow, with littlo ado, Ludendorff automatically takes his place. The campaign of irtoi re placement was unquestionably success ful. But for that very reason it is in evitable that, should the German peo ple to-morrow be told that Hindenburg has b6en dead for weeks or months, they will rise in wrath against the powers that deceived them. "What else is there we d'j not know?" will be the question in all minds and on all lips, and the Socialists will nU fall Investments That Stand the Test First Mortgage Real Estate Bonds, secured by first deed of trust upon well located producing business, residence and farming properties. OTHERS SAY SO. IIOW ABOUT YOU? Current investment list mailed upon application. * Denominations $100, $500 and $1,000. 67c Interest, Payable Srmi-Annually. Old Dominion Trust Co. The Strongest Trust Co. in the South Atlantic States Capital and Surplus, Two Million Dollars. OOO EAST MAIN STREET. Uptown Ofllce: Harrison and Broad Streets, to makfl profitable capital out of the ! dollbcrato concoalment. IHNDKMJUltG'S DEATH COl'LD HAtiDiiV nu co\ci:.u,pn For months, Kuropean gossip, the promaluro undertaker for many a mighty personage who still lives, has been whispering mysterious, things about the German chief of staff. .Ha has been variously reported III, Insarla and dead. To those who know with what pon-.p such a man would be pub licly burled and what a wonderful theme for imperial telegraphic effu sions, such sin event would be?to thoso alone who have long since known that, the Germans look to Ludendorff as the real doer on the battle field, though still preserving their gratitude and admiration for the neia marshal who more '.',ian once saved tne empire'?to those observers it is unbelievable that llindenburg's death could really bo concealed There is a pronounced belief Ir. cer tain quarters that lie is not dead, but that he is partially demented and con lined in some asylum, having thought himself literally out of his wit^?a per fectly natural assumption when one considers the staggering odds ngalnrt which this man has had to battle, coupled with the burning fury that must have possessed him when his Kinperor "threw him down." The story in Les Nouvelles has it that the quar rel that ended 11 indenburg's career took place on May 16 at the R-ilgian health resort. This correspondent Is in possession of certain information showing that the decisive clash dates farther back, and this will be told presently. For the moment, the all-overwhelm ing question is how the German gov ernment will square itself with the people if the sto:y that lias reached The Hague is true. Unquestionably, the main excuse will be that the rea son for the concealment was that the news would give "comfort to tl.e en emy" and might have depressed tbi army. Nor is there any doubt that an enormous spurt, to the allied morale on the one hand, and a great depres sion among the German armed forces on the other, would have been the in | evltable consequences: but. it is argued by observers here, these consequences would be doubly impressive were it now learned that the enemy has been afraid to twU.hls people the truth. Late In May, Field Marshal von Hln denburg was reported ill with typhoid fever at Strassburg. The field marshal ! on June 18 was reported by the Tri I bune at Geneva to be suffering from | an acute nervous disease. The news j pajJer declared It had learned from a | reliable source that his mental ca pacity was much affected, and that he was confined in a private sanatorium, j It added that the field marshal had taken no responsible part in the of fensive on the western front. At the outbreak of .the war Field j Marshal von llir.denburg was a (fen | eral in retirement. Ho was credited ' with evolving and carrying out the | campaign against the Russians in Fast | Prussia, which resulted In the serious | Russian defeat at Tannenburg for which he was promoted to field mar shal. lie continued to command the German forces on the Russian front until August 30, 191G, when he was appointed chief of the general staff in succession to General von Falkenhayn. When he became chief of the Ger man general staff, General Ludendorff, who had acted as his chief of staff on the Russian front, came with him as his right-hand man, with the title of chief quartermaster-general. Field Marshal Paul Bc-neckondorff und von Ilindenburg was seventy years old last September ^3. The newspaper Les Nouvelles, which reports the death of the German leader. Is a newspaper in the French language, published at The Hague. DISPUTE ENDS IN FIGHT ArRiimrnt Over Draft I,Aw Pnts One in IloKpltnl, White Other Sur render* lo Police. DAN I LI. 13, VA.. July 13.?fn a dispute arising over the operation of the draft law, .1. I,. Robinson yesterday evening j struck and knocked J. H. Rlair uncon I scious on the floor of Planters' Ware | house. Robinson, it Is alleged, picked j up a heavy stick from a wagon and | struck Rlair over the right temple, and | he fell unconscious. lie was removed | in an automobile to the home of phy | sician, who revived him. 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ALSO HEAR FROM GERMANS Latter Announce Willingness to Take Part in an International Conver sation on Proposals of Neutral Socialistic Members. [By Associated Press. 1 NORTHAMPTON, ENG., July 13.? Arthur Henderson, labor leader and former member of the British War Cabinet, speaking to-day at a labor conference here, said the British .Labor party last month had succeeded in trot ting' its statement of war aims into the hands of tho Socialists of enemy countries and that five replies thus far had been received. Sir. Henderson continued: "TJie first reply came from the Bul garian Socialists, who accepted prac tically all the general points of our memorandum, reserving some unim portant points regarding Macedonia. "The second reply came from the Hungarian workers, who have sub mitted to tho Stockholm committee a statement of policy much on the lines of our memorandum. "The third reply came from the Austrian Socialists, who accepted the principles of the interallied memoran dum as a basis for discussion. They indorsed our conception of a federad system for Austria-Hungary and a sim ilar system for the Balkan states. "They declared they had always repudiated the Brest Lltovsk peace treaty and they agreed that Alsace Lorraine and Italian, Polish and colon ial questions must be solved In ac cordance with the desires of the peo ples concerned. "The fourth reply came from the Ger man minority Socialists, who sub mitted a statement to the Stockholm committee on tho lines of the inter allied memorandum. ?"The fifth and most significant reply came from the Germany majority So cialists, who endeavored to send it by Troelstra. but the action of the allies in refusing passports to Troelstra pre vented the written document from reaching us. Nevertheless, we received a summary which shows that the Ger man majority Socialists declared their willingness to take part hi Inter national conversation on the basis of the proposals made by the neutral So cialists. "It also seems clear that tho Ger man majority Socialists accept virtual ly all the principles of the interallied memorandum. They are ready to dis cuss even the question of the respon sibility for the war. although they think that no good purpose would be served thereby. They are ready to dis cuss Delgium and Alsace-Lorraine, and believe an amicable solution can be found. They agree to accept restora tion of Belgian Independence. They urge that an international conference would be very useful at this time. and. finally they declare themselves In favor of a league of nations to prevent ag gresslftr. by one power upon another." Churned AVUh Theft. William Johnson, alias "Baby Willie." eighteen years old. who has been want ed by the Richmond Police Department DHATII.M. 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Johnson was recently brought back from Philadelphia, where lie was arrested for the Richmond au thorities. FOUR MILLION WORKERS EXPECTED TO CHANGE JOBS Transfer of Men From \on?i<irntlnl to War Work Will llrgin on August 1. WASHINGTON, July 13.? Federal transfer of workmen from nonessen tial to war work will begin August 1. It is believed that before many months have passed, 4.000,000 workmen will change Job?. With the beginning of next month, the J-abor Department will Institute the Central Labor Recruiting Service, which will open oflices in every city In the country. The government hopes that from that date, employment ad vertisements will disappear from news papers and periodicals, and all move ments of labor will be directed by Federal agents. The work of rating industries as to their need in the successful pro-men tion of the war got under way yester day, when a meeting of representatives of every governmental department con icorned with production of war sup plies was held. The meeting lasted | far into tho nlsht, and the inanv ?!lf i ferences of opinion expressed by the I conferees gave evidence of the mag ; nitud** of the problem which the gov ernment has set itself to solve. That the classification of industries will follow closely the order estab ' iished by the priorities hoard of tl<e ] War Industries Board was clearly in dicated when the meeting recessed, i'.ut it was made clear that many prob Treat Yourself To Hearing "Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight" A beautiful lyric, beauti fully sung and perfectly re-created by the Edison laboratories. No Edison owner will want to be without it in his collection. And any one thinking of buying a phonograph should, in justice to him self, come and hear this wonderfully effective re creation. It will open your eyes to what the New Edi son will do that no ordi nary' talking machine CAN DO. C. B. 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