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RELEASED ON 5500 BE llaittln Progress Made in A|?|irelicn s'on of Sluyer c?f Sliss Fariuti* Near Lyuelibut'g. JI'lMiHAL OF VICTIM II KM) hlen (j'uard Body ill Woods All Night I Because of Deluy in Arrival ?>f ? oroner? Officers Haul Allege.! Illicit Distillery, s i i-VNCHauna. VA.. November Russell, the negro arrested l^'cdnosdvy night as :t suspect In con-; lf i !"tn with the criminal assault ami [??'"Jcr of .Miss Rosa Farmer near her' I1' '" on Candler's .Mountain last Tu?s-i| | afternoon, was be Cure Srjulre John !''? Fortune at' the tair grounds yes . morning t ;r preliminary hear t's. nut on account .1 the Inability of :>>iuonweulth's Attorney A. H. 1-ight ju away from court at Hustburg, j ? hearing wns adjourned until next Ivaturday, The negro was bailed in the of >000 for liis appearance at that , his aunt. Charlotte - Williams,; [>i\ mis the bond. T io accused was represented by John ,- l.ee, who after the ease had been J "'rmncd, assisted Squire Fortune in li rather lengthy examination in which l.he negro gave an account of his Dfcrcabouts Tuesday afternoon and! I'-MMig, these statements coinciding. 1 | ? the main, with statements made by i In- father, with whom he WHS hunting j iPucMiay. The negro claims the near hit he w;is to the location of the crime l*af three-fourths of a mile. I ''"lieeman U. F. Suter. of the local police department, a relative of the I r. irdered woman, has taken full charge I'f 'he effort to hunt down the perpe lirator of the crime. Mr. Suter. who j [us made investigation of the condi l.'on.s surrounding the crime said that ; IVI .s Farmer had been attending to t 'tot of box traps since the rahblt Jieason opened. L'ntll the day of her nurder she was always very punctual. e.ivjng home at - o'clock In the af JernooTi to reb^.lt her traps and always turning between "_':30 and 3 o'clock. Irr.e afternoon she was murdered, when lihe did not return by 3 o'clock her Inr.thcr began a search for her. Mrs. "armer went a half-mile to the near ,?>>! neighbor, but learned nothing about Iter there. It was then that "O'.e l?-t It be known that her daughter w*i:3 rnss'ng. and a search was organised i'or her, resulting ^n her dead bodv I'.tins found about '? o'clock. At dr-?? It was thought that Miss Farmer nil liad her neck broken by the prcrna' ire rtlease of a sapling used for a -nate. Ilater however, there were evidences Df a murder and the coroner's inu . Iti&closed the fart that nnothv.- crime laboen ps-pctrited. p'ohubly before |ier death. , ,, , It was learned that the failure of i,he -ounty coroner to go to the s? one <f the crime until Wednesday morning ?nude i'. impossible for the family or 'rif-r.ds to move the body until the ?oroner arrived and gaye such au'hor , ty This necessitated the building ? Mr?s In the woods through the night, linri men who volunteered to guard the liodv watched all night until the bodv J*-*< hed all night until the body could I >e taken home. , Miss Farmer's for.era! wa? conduct .?d at the home of the family. '?> '1 j presence of a large gathering ? ? I'riends. lie v. Mr. Jones. of Hus'bitr-s. lrho war assisted byNRev, llermnn l*j>thev. of I.vnchburg. cond '.cK-.j tin; l.ervic'e The pallbearers we ?? Kobe-t lohnson. Walter Hendricks. J^'ies I Joles Learner Mc.Mastcr. O. A. Ki'.d lin'l W. n. Candler. I It was learned that there has been [to offer made as jet of a reward for be cap*tire of the perpetrator of the [?rime. Snulrr Fortune said that Com noti" e-.lth'K Attorney l.lght _ had 1 iromIjied to' write a letter to Clover- | her n.,vls to ask for a reward on t!?. part of the State, ami that he wotibl |>ring It to the attention of the next . [neettng of the Hoard of >upervis.orj?. ?autre For Hint: said the board would | let meet again until Dei-ember, unless ailed for a special meeting People recall that a few months ago \ P S ile. an Kvlngton merchant, was j n irdered in hi* store by a negro, w ho .ifteruards walked out of the store and lias nev.er been apprehended. In Novom [>?'. r<n. Henry A. Brandt, who was lit! charge of the Southern Hallway lputnp station at Montvlew, was i-i'ir I Irred and his .murderer was neyer I. rought to Justice although the crime Vm committed on a public road anil limbs' on the right of way of the l-'ojthe^n Railway. Several weeks ago |i;. P.. Cumhlo was held up ami robbed ?f wore than JT'iO by negroes only a 'etc miles from the scene of the mur |l*r of Miss Farmer, and there have r>een no arrests in this case, despite; 1 V.e fart that Mr. ("utnbie personally f-a:sed a reward in th< case. ^uceepufiJl tlaid \enr I. jneh burg. I.VNCHBLT.O. VA . November -t.?1 I Deputy Collectors O T. Wood, of II.jnchhurg and C. L Spangler, of Stuart. Friday afternoon raided a| brandy still, which they found in full [operation in the basement of the home ^ef John Fansler, near l.one Jack, about four miles from the city. Fansler. .-barged with operating the outfit, was arrested anil lodged In Jail to await preliminary trial before Federal Com missioner T. J O'Brien. In the house ?! the time wera (wo well-known Dyr.chburg men. whom, the revenue ns'en say. were hplng treated by Mrs. FanFler. Arriving in the vicinity of the home, the revenue men secreted themselves for a time, and they saw ,?n automobile from the city standing near-by. A little later the. driver v/arr.e oui of the house, and as he drove away he was bailed. An inspection <>f the truck showed, that apple cider had probably .been hauled to the still hi milk cans, but the chauffeur was nrrroiltec' to go on. About, that time, the officers allege, they started to the house, when'they saw Spangler leave. He started on a run, and Deputy Sp.'.nglcr gave pursuit, while Deputy Wood went into the house.. Mr. Wood ta.d he was greeted by two well-known f,c<|iiJ-lntanee. who were apparently en joying ? some of the product of the; ula'it. While the Dynchhurgers were1 <.omawhai abashed by the sudden ap pearance of tho revenue agent. Mrs. i I'aisler was not. as she is said to have, started for her trusty rifle, which u$s scantling in a corner of the room. . Ilefuri' she could reach the weapon > 11e was "covercd" with the revolver of the reve'nue^agent, and she showed! r,o otore desire to secure her gun. Upon the return of Deputy Span-' jitr with Fansler. whom he had cap-! lured after a run of several hundred | \ a i dts.* the revenue men went to the' bascnicnt. Here they found three I lOitiiis. Ill one ol them was a distil ],ry In another room was a hog or two. while, in the third was material j io he used in the nut lit. The still, which would make probably | much as four gallons of apple j V.randy in a day. was .cut up and with ! H was the cap and worm. Make stand, I r,to fcrifienters. 100 gallons of beer. t\io gallons of brandy, two barrels of cider and 100 gallons of persimmon ' bo.r math. * t Captain Uyrd Promoted. W'l.Vi'H KSTHIt. VA.. November l!4.? Cap! a in Thomas lSolllug IJyrd, .-on of : Cuit-'d States District Attorney and 1 >lr.i Hichard lOvelyn Byrd, who ban I lir.cn with the Thirtieth Division since I lis forma I ion at Camp Sevier. Ureen-i ville, S. C. has been promoted to the rink of major, according to a letter recCvert llls ft oni Major W. V Urahani. of War rent on, N. c.. who returned from France a few days ago. in a letter to Mrs. Byrd. Major lira ham !-ays: "uur division came out of I||e lighting on October 21 and I left the regiment on Octobcr 30. Captain iByrd was in excellent health and had com* through without a wound. He proved himself a most excellent > n cor,' possessing all tho coolness and good judgment pssentlal to an otllccr. it Was my pleasure to recommend him to the colonel for promotion to the ranlt of major,-and by this time he has eotten and Is wearing hi* leaves." Major Byrd was practicing law with I hlH father in Richmond when tho i L'nlted /3lPJL?8. Cheered wnr. and i ias 6ne of tho young men from this section who received th*r second lieu tenant's commission at the flr.->t train ing school for o. nee in, at !? url Myer. Vu. Itoblier.v nnil Armltcnine'M In Hour. UAXVIM,i;. V.V. November 24.? Within about one hour Sarn Long and James Dixon. two alleged 'negro do- ( (fcrtcrs from the army, who Hay they ? have recently been at Pi'iiiiimaii. com mitted the capital offense of highway | robbery, were detected and arrested !n the act of dividing the money, brought lo police luad<;u.'.rtui *. conles-ed tlteli jtuiil. were given a hearing before ihe Mayor, sent on to the grand Jury and committed to Jail. Long said that lie had been sent to the army from Alabama, while Dixon claims he is from Little R ?**k, Vrk. Both had o" uniforms under their overalls. All the money, amount ug to *?.s ?vvered by Die otlluers, $187 being taken from I.one and J118 from Dixon. The man robbeO. George Davis, is a ] negro farmer living near I'elham. N. C.. and he had only yesterday sold his ; tobacco here, anil was on a visit to his sister, who live.t on the outskirts of Danville. 11? noticed the two lie tiroes following tlii.i. but paid ho at tention until ii" was commanded to j throw u;> Ills liai|ds raid looked Into the muzzle of a pistol. .Acconine llimlilc. ll? Quota. O.N"ANCOCK? VA., No-ember 24.?Ac- I comae County cam*-* nobly to the front ! in the united \v;tr work campaign. When the allotment of $$.000 was maae ' the county exceptive committee, with Itev. \V. Lee Britt, of Keller, chairman, decided to work for SIS.000. The amount raised will reach about iiO.OOO. l.aat year th*- quota of $5.00" was never raised. To Y? . fj. Shack lettc, of] tiie war camp community scrviee. and his three battle-scared marines, a great * part of the success is due. cAccomae , f.iw tlie poor maittied heroes and war. touched. Heroes they are. for they ; were with the 8,000 marines who turned j tile 80,000 Germans last July. (?rand Jury In ("oualdrr Draft. VVINCH KST.ER. VA.. November 24.? What gives promise of being the most important! term of the United States Court for the Western District of Vir ginia held since this country went to war willObe convened Monday morning in Harrisonburg by Judge Henry Clay: McDowell, of Lynchburg. The govern ment will be represented by District Attorney Richard Evelyn Uyrd. of Win-' Chester. A large number of witnesses; have been summoned to testify before ; the grand jury concerning alleged vio- , latiotis of the draft laws, the espion age act and other Federal statutes. V. M, IA. Worker Injured. O.VA.VCOCK, A'A . November 21.? Rev. Krank Uidout. rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, who has just re turned from Krance, where he did V. M. i' A work for six months, has ;? sealp wotintl several inches 'ong He drove a motor truck into a parage as it was struck by a bomb from an airship our iitir a raid. He w as struck by a falling beam. When he regained conscious ness lie looked into the face of Mr. Ernest Stires. of New York, a personal friend and feilow-clergyman, who ren dered first aid. Neither knew the other was in Krance. Vol M IikIiik?->In Ilo*pitnl. I.YNCII BURG. VA. November 24 ? Private Thomas C. Herkley. Company H. Twenty-third Infantry, who was reported in-sing :n actioin in* October ;?ft*-r a drive in Krance. lus written hi> f-ister. Mrs. "A. H. Hawkins, of this ,1ty. a tetter which is dated su!?-e ?juent to til* time he was o.'hctally re ported <is m!ssng. He wrote from an American lied Cross hospital October saying he was in the hospital, hav ing ticn wounded, and that he was dy ing nicely. v Chaplain In Hospital. oNANCOCK. VA., November 2t.? ' News has been received here mat Itev. i l.eigbton McMillan i sin a hospital in Krance suffering from the effects of shell shock and gas His condition is not considered serious. Mr. McMillan was pastor of MipKemie Presby'orian Church. Accomae. and Naomi McKemie Church, Unancock. before lie went to Krance as a chat lain. He is a mcn:ber of the Norfolk Presbytery. \e*v Demonstration Acrnl. l.YNCllBl'llii, VA.. November 24.? Miss Elizabeth G Cook, who has been i engaged in demonstration work in Maryland, iias arrived here to take j charge of home demonstration work in twenty counties surrounding Lynch burg. She will have her o!llcc in Lynchburg. Miss Cook is a resident of New Orleans. Killed In l-'rnnrc. LYNCHBURG. VA. November 24.? Lawrence Burger. Company K, Three Hundred and Eighteenth Regiment, was killed in action in Krance October 0. He was twenty-toilr years of age and a son of Mrs. Maggie [larger, of Buchanan. He trained at Camp Lee. t and had been in Krance since late in June. Vew I'lub Ofllcrr*. LYNCHBL'KCl. VA.. November 24 ? The Sphex Clu ?. a local organization of professional and business men. has elected the following otlicers for the ensuing year: president. Dr. T. M Campbell; vice-president. Judge Krank I*. Christian; treasurer. Dr. IV W. Ar nold. and secretary, John A. Kaulkner. Cnnfrdrrntt Veteran*' Cnmp. LYNCHBURG. VA., November 24.? The meeting of the Confederate Vet erans tlraud Camp, w^ilch was to have been held here in October, lias been fixed for December 10-12. The post ponement was due to the ? flu" cpi- i d'lJii c. I.ientennn i Sramnn Killed. I'll A RLOTTESVI Ll.E, VA.. Novem ber 24.?Lieutenant A. Rives Seaman. , son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Seaman, of this city, but at present in 101 I'aso. : Tex., was killed in r.ction on Septem- ' tier 2'.? in the Argonne region, so a telegram from the War Department' states. Lieutenant Seaman was a ; graduate of the Episcopal High School near Alexandria, Va.. and spent one year at the University of Virginia. Later he graduated from George ' Washington University. He taught modern languages at the Episcopal High School and at the New Mexico Institute at Roswell, N. M. Fruit Buyer In Mnrrlrd. CHAHLOTTESVILUi. VA.. Novem ber 24 ?S. A. Birch, a prominent or chardlst and fruit buyers of litis city, and Miss Lelia I'avne, daughter of the late Re#. William 15. Payne, for years a member of the Virginia Con ference of the Methodist Kpiscopal Church. South, and former presiding elder of the Charlottesville district, was married yesterday afternoon, and J left immediately after the ceremony 1 for a visit to several Northern cities. Neu lMijslcnl Director. I CHARLOTTESVILLE. VA., November 2 4.?t". O. P. Trcvler. of Salisbury, N. i C.. has entered upon his duties as i director <>f physical activities at the city Y. M. C. A. lie is a son of Rev. il. A Trexier. and was educated at Mount Pleasant Military Academy. North Carolina, and at Roanoke Col lege. receiving the A. B. degree at the latter institution. He was priii-, cipal of the high school at Painter.' Va., for one years after his gradua tion. and is now identified ? with the graduate department of the University of Virginia, where he is working for hip master's degree. ? ? ? Stuff the bird with ? PostToasties (Made orf Corn) Mokes the ?finest CHIT HIKES YARDS BUILD raws Huve Already Sent I ?1 Steamer* to Atlantic Seahoutd, Some Cut in Two. WORLD'S HKt'OHI) ESTABMSHKI> Vessel launched in Seventeen Days. .Majority of Ship* Are Small C'ar^o Carriers That Are Said to He Very Profitable to Operate. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.I , WASHINGTON. November 'J3.?Shtp vardB on the inlr.nd seas nave sent to the Atlantic a large arma?'a of cargo vessels since tlic beginnmg of the war. thereby, materially aiding the work o. ocean transportation. ? Lake Superior. Lake lluron. Lake Krie ail vied with each other in being the first* to semi iheir veteran ships. which hail plied in lake waters, and then to send new oues which had been constructed to meet the emergency of war. "On the Ureal Lakes we have been building good ships, big ships, and among the most < iticierii ships in the world." declared Chairman Ha ward H. Hurley, of the United .States Shipping Hoard, August last. The spirit of Cojhmuaore ferry, he who had established t,he first record for rapid shipbuilding on the lake-*, was with the workers. The result Id thai since August. 1017, when the pres ent United States Shipping Hoard tftf gan its work, and up to November I. the Ureat Lakes ha\e sent a fleet of D?1 ste'el vessels io the teaboard. ag gregating 611.925 deadweight tons. The significance of this total will be better understood when il is stated that this exceeds by far the entire out put of all the shipyards in Ihe United States for arty one of the. four prewar vears. Deliveries from all American sluoyardd in 1 11> amounted to thirty eight vessels, aggregating 2SD.5?-tons: In 11)15 nineteen vessels aggregating 163.540 deadweight tons; 1911 nineteen vessels, aggregating 150,588 dead weight tons, and in 191U thirty-one vessels of 1 90.354 deadweight tons. This figure applies to all vessels over 1.500 deadweight tons In addition to the 1M vessels turned over to the board since August, 1917. there has been other construction on the iak?s. I'll A \VI< Ktns LAI NCI1KD l.\ Si-IVK.NTKUN DAVS One of liie remarkable performances in shipbuilding on the Ureat Likes, and which established a world's record, was that of the building of the Crawl Kc>s. This vessel, a 3.5o0-ton freight er, was launched seventeen days after the keel was laid and delivered com plete to the Shipping Hoard on August 14. Hilt. ;-.n<l started for the Atlantic. This vessel came from the yards of the | Ureal Lake- Engineering Works, at Kcorse. Mich. Other records made by the shipyards o:i the lakes include that of the con struction o' '.he Lake Narka. a 3.530- j ton freighter, by the American Ship building Company, at Cleveland yard, in eightv-four days. The Corsie&na. a 3.400-ton" steel ship was launched by the Manitowoc Shipbiulding Company. I at Manitowoc. Wis., in twenty-eight calendar days. The Lake Deval. a 3.500-ton cargo boat was also launched by the American Shipbuilding Company at its plant at Lorain. Ohio, in twen ty-four days from the time the keel was laid. Before the war and before the board took charge of f-hipbuildtng. from six months to u yeat wou'.d have been considered satisfactory time for the construction of the lake freighters which have r ow gone to se?.. It was a Great Lakes shipyard that turned o\er the flr.n ve.-sel to the Ship- , ping Hoard, this time the Limoges. a ?_'.tt:50-ton cargo steamship. She was built tor th?- Societie Maritime# of , France, bv tiie Toledo Shipbuilding Company, the vessel being turned over, to tiie board on August 30. 1917. The yards are spread over the lake?, being located at Buffalo. Chicago, Cleveland. Lorain. Ashtabula and To ledo. Ohio; Detroit. Port lluron. Kcorse.; Saginaw and Marine C:ty, Mich.; Su perior, Manitowoc. Ureen Hay and Sturgeon Hay. Wis., and Duiuth. Minn. When the Shipping Hoard was formed there were fojrteen shipyards on the lakes with seventy-five ways. Now there are twenty-one yj.rds with 110 ways and fifteen ways building. TilIllTY-OX 10 Till)I S VM> IMCI<<<ONS l?MI'l.OVK1) According to the latest figure;" there were 31.00'J employees in the twenty one vards on the lakes, there being no j tigures available as to the number when tiie iio.iiii took charge. Tiie tirst suhsw.pt ia 1 contributions to thf seas from the lakes was twenty-one steamers, of a total deadweight ton n.ige of *7.4i>n ions. These vessels ringed from 4.000 to 5.000 deadweight tons, anil some of them had to be cut in two to get them through the locks of the Sault Ste. Marie and th** Welland canals to the St. Lawrchce. Iiiver. Hut ill.1 feat was accomplished, and before ihev touched the deep they were put to work with cargoes out of Montreal. Tiie vessel* were ?mong the tirsi com mandeered by the United States Ship ping Hoard, and nineteen of them are .Still plvitig the seas, Those were fol lowed by the. new boats, which up to November 1. number 1"60 or 534, 53j dean weight tons. This fleet of 16(1 new steel cargo car riers in made up of a distinct type of boat It is the-Norwegian type, known as the Krederik.-tad. a small single deck freighter, about "50 feej long, fortv-foot be?.m, and with , a minimum draft of aboui eight feet. They - re small cargo steamers, originally used for lumber: the decks, fore and alt. being constructed for the purpose. The hold will aleo accuinmodato tons o. cargo. Before the war some of them tisei to come over to this side o f the water and engage in the West Indies sugar trade, but the great bulk of them oper ated in the Baltic, carrying coal and lumber. Comparatively small, handy and Inexpensive to build, they can ply anvwhere on the seven seas and invade waters where the large tramps do not dare to venture. Give Useful T/iings This Xmas. A Hoosier for Xmas! Think of this gift as a gift of houia of enjoyment', a wiving of steps, a convenience that pays large dividends for .years to come No housewife should try to do without a Hoosier And to think that 91 secures a Hoosier (easy payments on the vbalane*).< ... To-Day at The Movies ?<icor;ie Wltlnh In ??Tlir Kid In fir*nr." ,u?UOt?Uorotiiv (.Mi |? "UottliiiK ' ?I'lhfl C'lnylon lit "A Soul Without IndiiMa." Vlt l?n?II;k mil ||ar, ..*hnrU .'I onror, nil urrk. , ,!i|1STA" "eek. Ilulurrx Ca*?|iirlll in ?! :ifaycllr, Wc Come.*' II 1,1 Kin id)?liarrjr Curry'* \ Woiinu'n l-'ool.'' UK.\?uWulvm ?nf Kulliir." I "THANKSGIVING SHOWER" FOR CAMP LEE SOLDIERS I'roiilr of I'rlcrnburK Anked (? < ?n. tribute Artlvlrx for Men In HOMpltltlN. j (Special to The Times-Dispatch. J PLTUKsJiOTUJ, VA., November '.'I.? : The War Camp Community Service is arrangiiur for a Thanksgiving "shower" | for llio soldiers confined in the lios i pitals at Camp l*ce. People of the city are asljed 'o furnish c:gars. cigarettes, tobacco, candy, fruits, nuts and other del.cacus to he distributed umoim tin "'sn who will be u table to enjoy Thanksgiving at their homes, and wliu are in bail physical condition. Saturday \lglit'? fire. The origin of the lire late Saturday ? nifjlit which destroyed the American : Theater, a colored plavhouie in Harri son Street, ow-nt-d and operated bv VV. ' , , r 'nlugion. a lid tiie building ad j Joining, known as \Vi?ki is'm Hotel j owned and operated by \\\ o. Wilkins , as a house of accommodation for col ored people, has not been ascertained. I The fire burned so rapidly that i.oth-l ing could he saved from the buildings. ! ; In the theater were, three good mo\ i ing pie lure machines and two pianos. > which .were lost. The* lire occurred as crowd in tiie theater wan leaving ! at the cloi-e of tin- show, and al! got out safely. Tinre was only parti-i! insurance on the theater and its con ; tents, with a loss of $l(t,0'.<0. All of the furniture and fixtures in the W'il- : k.ns building were lost, with no in- ? KU?nce to cover the loss of J5.000. , Whtlo no person w.-is injured at the fire, three firemen of the South Street ' engine station were hurt on their way ! to the fire. They were riding on the ' IV-"(\ wagon, which, on turning int-> t. ' . nR'On Street af. the corner of ' South, collided with a street car. Thev I were all thrown to the ground aiftl ! more or less severely bruised ami ; shocked. Captain W. H. Thaver. |n charge of the South Street Station, and I... II. Citappelle. fireman, were so much hurt in the fall that thev were uken to the hospital. DeWitt Hryant. the! driver, was not tnucii hurt. a.nd went on to the fire with the hose wagon. I rhe large lilue Kront Garage near bv, owned and operated by the Stockden Myers Hardware Company, caught ?on ! I're several times, but vas saved from damage. There were about 230 auto- ' mob.les in the garage llnmrw.ird Hound Hejolclng. Many of the memoers of the cen- ; tral officers' training school who had j just received their honorable discharge from the army, were in Petersburg last nierht on their wav home. Tiie uonss and frene-al rejoicing enlivened the streets. Their joy on goincr back hotn* was too preat to be concealed. Thev! were congratulated by many people who learned the cause of their jo v. The men represented various Str*' *?e?I and to-day all of them are nea ? ig ' their homes. V. W. C. A. Drive, The Young Women's Christian As sociation drive for 1.0 Op members had -e?Mlted. up to last night. in * total of SM. The drive will close Tu??sda\ ?> eninr with the full confidence of. the workers that the soul of 1.000 will i>c rcached. , Note* of Interest. Major-General William l.assiter, of this city, has assumed command of the i Thirty.second Idvision. .National Guard, now in France. He is the brother of Charles T. I.assister. who has been en-, gaged In Yotir? Men's Christian As" social ion work at the front, but who. qn account of the cessation of hos 'iMfics. has been released for service, and is now en route home. In the survey of nurses in Peters burg. 105 women have registered ? frraduntes. undergraduates and others having knowledge of nursing in various wn vs. The coroner held an inuuest this afternoon in the ease of Joseph Pryor. colored, who died several davs ago of injuries caused bv l.ejng knocked down by an automobile driven by Henry Inge. The evidence showed that the accident was unavoidable and that the deceased was more to blame for it than the driver of the car. ANSWERS SOVIETS C.rrmnn Urernmrnl Demand* That If He Ilecorrn l/ed by ltu**lnii Autliorlt leK. I Bv Associated l're??. I I.ON DON. Ngvember 21.?The .Ger-; man government, replying to tho Rus sian Soviet government's wireless ask- : ink the German workmen to form a! proletariat dictatorship, sent a note, j according to a dispatch from Copen- ? hagen to the K.vchange Telegraph Com- I ppny. demanding that Russia acknowl edge the present German government ? .?snd not to agitate for another. The German government also de- | mands an explanation of the arrest of two German consul-generals in Rus sia The next time you buy calomel ask for The purified calomel tablets that are en tirely free of all sick ening and salivating effects. .Medicinal virtues vastly im proved. Guaranteed by your druggist. Sold only in seated packages. |?rico ;J5c. We rent Folding Chairs for lawn parties, lodge and all other meetings, at reasonable prices. RONICK-MILLER Fl! It.VITtitK to., 110 W. Broad Street, Opposite Masonic Temple. Madison 4307. TRANSITION !N METZ IS DIFFICULT STAGE '/ Capital of l.orrulnc Almost Kntlrel.v (.jiM'inaui/cc] l>y l.on.u Con trol of (icniuins. FH1SXCU AliK STILL CAUTIOUS Inhabitants I>o Not Fully Kculi/O That They Are Uestored to France. Hun Orticlal Slow to (iive Way to New Order. I H-' As^oriji'^'l with tub frknch army at MKT/.. .November . I. ? -11 is going to take some tlnio fur "the territory of Metz" to accustom itself to the changes which are being made in its adminis tration. in the opinion of the old in habitants of litis region. By this name, this part of reconquered Lorraine will be known until :t lias been finally and fully reinstalled in the French re public. The greater problem will be Metz itself, the smaller towns and rural dstricts. c:.ce:?ting the mining; districts, being as thoroughly French as ever. .Metz, tnc metropolis of the province, however, sifter having served for forty eight. years as a German garri?on. lias been Germanized to an extent that can be appreciated only by personal con tact. \ Those residents of .\lctz who are most devoted to France still iind occa sionally that in spite or themselves they are.spelling low when talking of 1 ranee and their newly repaired lib erty. troui i/>stinctive tear >m a heavy German hand on the shoulder and an invitation to follow to the police sta tion. AKKIVAI. OF PR ION t 'H ItlCtLlltUKD AH INVASION The 'German res-ldcnts take the ar rival of the French troops as an un warranted ...vasion. The presiding of ficer ot the German civil administra tion. lia roil von Gemmingen. showed surprise when Monsieur Mirmnn. the prefect of Nancy, appointed commis sary by the l-'rench government for l.oiraine. arrived to take possession of hin post. Monsieur Mirinan found a portrait of the German Emperor still hanging in the private oltiee of the prefecture. Naturally, it was taken down and rele gated to a corner. This action Uaron von Gemmingen characterized as "vio lent pressure." It took two days to convince the old president of the Ger man administration that the newly ar "rived commissary was in fact his suc cessor and that he must give way. Order is being mantained In Metz during the period of transition by na tives of Alsace-Lorraine, with tricolor badges on their arms. They have all the authority of municipal police, 'there have been a few incidents, hut quiet prevails, and the people of Metz are beginning to see clearly through emotions that have shaken their souls. UUVISnNMIiiW OF CITV. IN HANDS OF INHABITANTS Most of the French officials sent here to administer the affairs of the terri tory of Metz are natives of Lorraine. The municipal government will be en tirely in the hands of native inhabi tants. ? ? Germans employed in public admin istiations will be retained sc> lony as they perform their duties properly, but the direction of all municipal affairs will, within twenty-four hours, be en tirely in the hands of the French popu lation. The general policy will he to respect the Germans and in no way to molest them as long a- they make no trouble. Those that disturb the peace ill be severely dealt with. PRESBYTERIANS WILL HOLD 'AUTOMOBILE CONFERENCES' Von from ( ity Ksprctcd to Attend County Merlins* 'I'hnnkMgiv. Ing liny. ! Sp^e'si 1 to The Times-Dispatch.] t '1L\ RLOTTIi. N. I*.. November "t.? Throughout the territory of the South ern Presbyterian t'liureii there will be lit Id on Thursday. November "s. Thanksgiving Day, a large number or "automobile conferences," to mark the beginning' of the assembly's progress ive program for benevolences, the ob ject of which is to secure $3.500,000 for the causes of the general assembly during, the year beginning .March 31. 101 f. The automobile conferences wjll he held under tlie direction of the assem bly's committee on stewardship.' in conjunction with the laymen's mission ary movement of this church. A large eilRASLGIA Or Headache Rub the forehead and temples with ~P,Q?5^*?? :f!: IGRSVAPORUB^W NEW PRICES ? 30c, 60c, number these conference* will bo held on this day. from two to live In each of the eighty-four presbyteiiei of the church, and they will be held preferably In country churches, contin uing throughout te day. taking recess* at noon, when si basket dinner will be served. So larxe a number of confer ences has been 'arranged in order that one may be within reach of every ! man in the Southern Presbyterian Church, and the <1 i<- on which they will ? be* held, being a holiday, it is believed they' will be iarucly attended. The men from the city and town churches will go In their automobiles to the country churches, where the confer . ence.s will be held and ministers and laymen in all of the churches will lie given larste opportunity become bet j ter acquainted with ea:h other and i more familiar with the work of the j church. The program a; all of these confer ences will be uniform, in all of them the same themes will be discussed ar.d ' the same truths emphasized Special effort will be made to get every man to find the placv in the church l.t | which he can do the largest, work and set Im to enlist hip bent effort In as suming iho responsibility and dis charging the duty l?e I on ?i ti (x to him t% his relation to the church. FOOD DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM IN GOOD WORKING ORDER Hrrlin 'I'uKeblntt Itepoi-t* .TJint Tlicrr I* ?So Imt'k (tf l>l?c(p Ilnr. AM ST Kill') AM. November -The Tageblatt. of Iterlin. a coyy of whi-:b nas been received here. Y>iibll?hes *ii vices from Frankfort to the effect that 100.000 iJerntan soldiers, mainly from lines of communication, are passing: through Frankfort daily. The advices say further , that trains arc running regularly; accidents have been reduced to a minimum:-the pro visioning system is better than under the ofd regime, and supplies. are as sured for weeks ahead. Tho excite ment attending the revolution has been <tu<;lled, and tiie.ro is not the 'Slightest lack of discipline. ^taUiimev <%irotjfie vs \ Silk Underwear Very Gifty Most women prefer silk underwear above all other kinds. Wc are showing a wonderful collection of lovely new styles in crepe de chine and satin. Dainty Crepe de Chine and Satin Camisoles at $1.00 Featured in twenty-five pretty designs; trimmed with laces. Some have ribbon strap over shoulder; others with lace shadow protecting sleeve. Pretty Camisoles at $1."50 Made of satin and crepe de chine; ribbon shoulder straps and corset cover style: sopip have touches of hand .wt.rk and new designs in '..ices. Shown in Pink and White. Attractive Camisoles at $1.25 In White Crepe de Chine and Satin. In Pink and White. These are made with shoulder straps, hemstitched tuck and trimmings of laces: also touches of hand work. Lovely Crepe de Chine Teddy Combinations at $2.98 finished with ribbon straps across the shoulder; satin or Georgette bands, some with beautiful designs in hand-finished French knots; shown in delicate shades of flesh. Crepe de Chine Bloomers at S2.98 Finished with hemstitched ruflles. SATIN BLOOMERS ? Finished with Picot edged ruflles, at 83.48. Crepe de Chine "Billy Burkes" at $5.48 Beautifully trimmed at top and ankles with attractive laces. This garment shown In Pink only. Crepe de Chine Gowns, Heavy Quality, in White, Pink and Flesh, at $5.48 Plain taiiored and Empire effects; finished with hemstitching and embroidered French knots. UNITED* DOCTORS SPECIALISTS IN CHRONIC DISEASES RHEUMATISM * KIDNEY ? PARALYSIS LUMBAGO 1.1 VLlt PtLES NERVOUS DISEASES ECZEMA CAT^JKB^. STOMACH DROPSY ASTHMA ELECTRICAL AM) MEDICAL TREATMENT. CONSULTATION AND EXAMINATION FREE. TERMS FOR TREATMENT WITHIN .THE REACH OF ALL. N ew Location, 10th and Clay S Quality Saved by Sacrifice of Quantity is the story of how Coca-Cola weathered the war, when the need came to make a soldier of sugar and send half of our allotment to France. We cut down our output to keep up quality at whatever cost to ourselves. Preserving quality has been the salvation of our product and the public's safeguard against imi tators that have sought to take advantage of our war-shortage. The inimitable quality of Coca-Cola insures a waiting public when peace shall have restored us to full production. If your suspicion is aroused by the first taste of what-you are served with, put the question squarely up to the dealer. THE COCA-COLA COMPANY ATLANTA, GA.