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M UM SUSPECT
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.
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SPECIALISTS IN CHRONIC DISEASES
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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.

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