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IN THE SIXTH DISTRICT Democrats Will Meet Junuury 18 to Selcct Cumiitlute for CongrcsM. SCHOOLS KEMAIN CLOSED Owing to Inilucn/.u Still k..?KiiiK in Amherst, Institutions of Leuriii-ig Will ' Not Opeil?Ol!it;r Virginia News Notes. ROANOKE. VA? December 29.?, January 18 was set as (he date for a Doiii cratlc primary for Cunsress iI candidates to succeed Carter ? Uliiss In ine Sixth Congressional Dis j tiii i by tlio district committee in ses 1 sion tiore thJ- afternoon. Declara 1 Hon.- of candidacy must be tiled by I noon of Junuary 4. There are at pres 4 r.i three candidates in lite Held, r Colonel James 1*. Wood, of Koanoke, looks to be the favorite in the tri ' angular contest at this time. Kred W. Harper, of Lynchburg, is definitely out "f the running, announcing; that he will devote his time to his law prac tice. Mayor Koyston Jester, of Lynch burn, is still flirting with the nomina t ion. This leaves Colonel Woods, former Senator John M. Hart, of Koanoke, and J. Thompson Brown, of Bedford, au the contenders at this stage. Will llmuitie t'numrii. LEXINGTON, VA , December '.'3.? With the opening of the winter term j on January 3. Washington and Lee1 University will resume its scholastic work under normal peace conditions, somewhat Interrupted during the tirst part of the session by tne war and tne , work of the students' army training corps. Old men. just out of service, ; have signified their intention of re turning in large numbers, and it seems probable that the total enrolment of the university for the 1918-'1'J session will run as high as 600. The law school, which was closed during the first term, will reopen with . ^ good prospects, and work In the aca- I ? demic department duirng the remainder I of the session will he intensified to make up for time lost because i>f nec esuary military activities of the stu- ' dent soldiers. That more time may be t given to the work of the remaining' terms, the commencement exercises will be postponed two weeks, beginning June 21. Returning students who have been In the military service will t>e j given credit for a full year's work 1 upon satisfactory completion of the course for the second and third terms, according to resolutions recently ^ passed by the faculty. Many I.lcenne* I?*ucd. | LYNCH BUR' J. VA.. December 29.? . Many licenses to wed were recorded : at the license bureau during the past few days. The list follows: .Miss S Nannie Clement, of Lynchburg, and Karly Lee Hamilton, of Charlotte County: Mi?s Virginia Phillips and! tf Artie Ore, both or Lynchburg; Cllf ' ton C. Hedrlck and Miss Kva Stowe, i both of Lynchburg; Alfred Brunette i Brumfletd and Miss /.enna Kennon. L both of Lynchburg; Mrs. Katherine | Moon Newman and Nemours H. Cle ?mcnt, of Chicago. School* ,\ot to Open. AMHERST. VA., December 29.?Ow-j ing to the Influenza situation at Am herst, by order of the health authori ties and school board, the public school here will not open Monday as formerly announced. In other sections of the county, where health conditions have Improved, the schools will re- ? open. Influenza !? ntill cjuite preva lent in the community surrounding Amherst, from which many of the nchool children come, pnd if the school heie is opened at present another out break of the disease is feared. k h'.naoun Klect Officer*. LYNCHBURG. VA., December 29?| .danhall i.odge, No. X9. A. F. & A. has elected the following ofllcers fcr next year: master. R. L. Hawes; I senior warden, S-. 1'. Craighlll; junior warden, it. A. Duval; trea.-urer, S. W. Patterson, Jr.: secretary, E. K. Mene fee: senior deacon. O. M. Burnett; Junior deacon, K. <1. Ross; tiler, George K. Boyd, and chaplains, Rev. L. it.] Thornhlll and L. 10. Thomas. Judge F. P. Christian. W. F. ilolt and 8. W. 1 Patterson, Jr., were re-elected to the board of managers of the lodge's hos pital, the Home and Retreat. Buy llr.iidrncra. AMHERST, VA., December -9? Mrs. Lucy Brown has purchased of J. Mar vin Harrison his residence on the Atn herst-Sandidges macadam road, and Mr. Harrison has purchased of Howard Henderson his residence near the vil lage. Money for l.nmlounrrs. LYNCHBURG. VA.. December 29.? The Federal clerk's oilier here has re ceived $43,000 to be distributed to land owners in t tic valley counties for mountain tract purchases made by the Federal forest reserve. All of the land included in this purchase is'in the Po tomac and Nassanutten areas. RnniR-ii Not Improved. WINCHESTER, VA.. December 29 ? A report that Knsign Kenneth N". Gil pin. of the naval air forces, had met with a serious accident while piloting General Rhodes, of the Rainbow Divis ion, in France, was denied last even ing In a cable received from the young, officer by his mother, Mrs. Henry Gil pin. tit Boyce, Va. The message stated that he was well and safe in Paris, and was expecting to get his home coming orders in a few days. Inflnrnzn Acnln Appear*. WINCHESTER. VA.. December 29.? Influenza is appearing again in epi- j demic form in a number of localities in the Shenandoah Valley, and the] deaths from the disease are increasing. There are said to be at least 250 new cases in the eastern part of Clarke County. It has broken out anew and is spreading in sections of Shenandoah j ' County and it is prevalent in the west ern part of Frederick County, where j a number of deaths have occurred dur ing the past few days. Xegro I.rneue to Meet. j BRISTOL, VA.. December 29?The ?ighteenth anniversary of the Bristol Negro Business League will be cele brated Tuesday at the John Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church. An in teresting feature of the program will be a review of the war work enter prises supported by the local r.egroes during the war. I.leutrnniit Adair Itclenned. BRISTOL. VA., December 29.?Lieu- j tenant H. H. Adair, who has been in training for overseas duty at ('amp Greenleaf, Ga., has been released from service. He will return here. Dr. Adair is city veterinarian and meat In spector. Ifenr Son I* Killed. PULASKI, VA., December 29.?A message received here states that Joe W. Hicks, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hicks, was killed on Christmas Day on the Great Lakes. The details of the accident were not stated in (he mes sage. He was nineteen years of ago and a navy recruit. The body will he brought lo Pulaski for interment, the family having formerly resided here. INQUIR YWlLL "START FRIDAY ?jeiiate Intrnrtnte Commerce Commit tee Will Tnkr I'p ((umtlim of Railroad*. WASHINGTON, December 29.?Post ponement of the railroad inciulry by tho Senate Interstate Commerce Com mittee from January 2 to January 3 was announced yesterday by Chair man Smith, of South Carolina. This committee will investigate the railroad problem, with a view to recommending legislation for its permanent set'le ment, looking particularly into iho subjects of ;ovcrnmcnt control or own ership. Muter Thai Van il Room In your house help to nay tho taxes and Insurance. A Tlmcc-Dispatch Want Kd will rent it to a good tenant, phone ' idolph J. ,, M. ' y/.. ilk!.A s. i I .: FIND OSTEND POPULACE I GRADIMLLY WAKING UP After Four Years of Life Kulcil I))' IIiiii, I'coplo Itesuine Business. 'IT A LL SHKMS I'XItKAL Sueli Is Comment of. One Woman Wlieti Kite Kenliz.es Tlmt the Cier minis Have l<eft llei* Native Land for fiood. LONDON. December 2'.'. ? ISrnest Townley, Daily Kxpress special corre Hpoiidon l. recently paid a visit to Ostend. His description of tiiat strick en city foi lows There was astonishment once more j in 'intend yesterday when a British motor launch slipped past the sunken Vindictive and the Oerman obstruc tions in the harbor, and landed a handful of British civilians on the railway pier?civilians fresh from Kngland, with only a call sit Dunkirk to break the Journey, and their ad vent was incredible to the Ostein! folk. Only a week ago the last German guns were carried awny from the front, and here were Londoners looking into the Run pits! "it all seems unreal," said one of the Ostend women. "We repeat to our selves 'The Germans have gone, the Germans have none,' but we can scarcely believe it. Wc wake up in the night and thinn it is a dream. We are afraid that in the morning they will still be here." Ms tend is coming out of its dream slowly. The landing of the King and Queen of the Belgians seemed a sheer miracle. Not a soul in Ostend ex pected them, and the only Ostenders who jjrfw them land were two old wo-1 men who were looking for bits of j firewood on the pier. The hurgornas- i ter had koii? home after the earlier visit of Vice-Admiral Kir Roger Keyes,! and it was only after the King j?n<i (juecn iiad made their way to tne town hail that Ostend learned the news and! that all the population rushed to the' squart. Since then the excitement has died away and the feeling of unreality has taken its place. 1* or a few days Ostend was out of touch with all the world, including 'jerrnany. The place was left to itself while the allied troops followed the enemy. It was Saturday before a few (???igian gendarmes came into the town and yesterday, as 1 landed, the drat Belgian battalion entered from the *outh. I?a t rols were being organized as 1 walked through the streets and an hour or two befor.- half a dozen '?'''man .spjt.s were captured and .shot. ?Not far outside the town German snipers lr-rt behind in the woods tired , \ .i, l?elK'ai' f'Miers marching in and killed two of them. Measures were "ken for clearing the snipers out. and the iown was cut off from '-omnium ? at ion except by sea and air. The !l?Uar?l lur <J<'rmans broke all tlio wires and blew up most of the bride-'-. | - nt il to-day the only supplies brought in were tins of milk for the children landed by the British navy. To-ilav other food supplies were being im' ported in barges. i'?:oi'i,i: a hi-: hi.ksslvg THK EXULI.MI NAVV i i\n? is. blessing the British navy "U>n. " Ah, but o/. tend has been sad. Thov sav ,.Uiet :is 1People of Li'lie said ? / avons souffert beaucoup" it iJ not from me guns of t h- British navv . ' bombs of allied airman that on v"'LvaS (Sl,fr<red- uA,fcw Endings \ ! '-'rushed. It is from si!fYr.ro*1 ?i? Hum lh?t ' )stend ha? the nar r - Yi ?-Mlns ancl bombs laid Vh i' railway station in ruins, but the beautiful church with the twin -spires not far behind has not a pin" been ! ""'Ugh windows have I t><.cn broken bv concussion, possibly ifrVri- f""lK ?f tJer,nun guns on unimiill./V? r0'.1 the front looks almost untouched, but yuu find that nearlv The inh^r ? nai,ed ,Jl? With boards. J he inhabitants on the front were i so di>"rs?Uh-.vt. Mr t:,'Rl""i"K- German soldi rs h.i\e li\ed in some of the seJshm' ??i wherever they ha,I pos session of houses in the town from which the inhabitants were awav thev stole anything and everything theV fancied, and took or sent it away to 'lOrmany. * ! Mrs Hansen, of the Hotel d<- la I I rovidence. told me that she found an jotlicers servant rilling boxes belong Mni? nf who tied at the !><??) n . ing of th? war. hht- ran to the officer \i .cried: our servant is a robber. He is stealing from boxes." The Oer | man ofticer drew hiinsi-lf up haiiL-h | tily, and exclaimed: "He is rnv ser i \aiil. I am the robber. Mverv German oflicer is a robber. Wc have the right to take whatever we want. You have insulted me?a German oflicer. To morrow you will go to prison for six months. Mrs. Hansen escaped !\r'-?on;. hut when some of the Huns * i i ilt> haggage of a German cook she had employed before the war and I the man c.aimed it she was lined J''f?0 ] 1CV Kit V STKI" Til 10V TOOK IHtOI (JUT Til KM K1XK At every step they took the people 'of Ostend were tined. They laugh at ? it now*, biiv it was no joke then. Kverv one in tiie town seems to have been j lined?lined from $2.1 to $75 at one lime fir another. These were indivi dual fines. The whole town was once btied ?3u0.000, because the Germans i .A a, Tier pigeon which was said to be flying with a message for Ostend. M. ; laebaert. the burgomaster, however, persuaded the Huns to postpone ex acting tin- money, and the line is still i.npaAnother time the town was fined 5 i a an hour until fortv men could be persuaded to go and clear a site for airplanes. The commandant ranc the burgomaster up every hour and raid: Another $75. It was the brutal bearing of the of ficers that enraged the Ostenders. I was told at one house that a Gcr I man oflicer knocked at the door in the middle of the night and threatened to -hoot with his revolver when he was | asked what lie wanted. When the ? master of the house opened the door a little the Hun pointed his revolver | and said: "Let me in; I want a bed." I He went upstairs and entered a bed | room in which a little girl was sleep ing. and said that he would sleep there The mother snatched the little girl up in her arms, and the Hun beast occupied tHe bed. That was the kind of incident that was com mo n- place for four years in Ostend. sk.vt to ntiso.v foh iiuvi.m; a piano One woman whose daughter taught music bought a new piano. Captain Lieutenant Hintze, at that time com mandant of the town, went to the house and said that he wanted it. The woman said he could not have it. as it was ihe means by which her daughter gained her living. Hintze not only took the piano, but had the woman brought before him and sent her to prison for six months for refusing to let him have it. Hintze's name stinks in Ostend. M. Victor Kermon, the local delegate of the relief com mission. told me that Hintze was "the most awful brute." He scourged the _ Rest Assured Fay Sties SB SINCE 1881 ?.. Pajamas and Night Shirts mean the originality of everything in ma terial,style and manu facture that is worthy, at a price which gives maxi mum value to the wearer. Over 10,000 dealers recommend? Tht NICffTwear of a Nation r To-Day and To-Night in Richmond Council ' "iiimlttrc on Strrfl*, I'Hy Hall. *. Illl I v Sunday rnmiinlKn mrctliic for mlnlKters, kumini'iifi mrn nml liimliirHN wonirn. Si. I'ntil'n KpUru l>nl Church. IU::t0. Flnnnvr committer, Hilly Kundny cnni |>nIrii. Out ml V. 31. ('. A., Niir?. Informnl rirppi Ion. wotdler* tintl NiillorM. Woiimn'B Club, ?liilO-llillll. Academy of MukIc?"Tlie Thir teenth Clinlr," S::tO. I.yrlc?VniHlrvlllr nml picture*, 3. 7 i:ill and II. The Weather iFnrnNhed bT l'. S. WfBthtr llrrran.l Korrrnitl i VlrKliiln ? I'nlr 31 o n il n y I Tumdny IncreiinliiK ' cloudIik'nh mill niirni rr, proliiihly rnln or || mow In norlli. ruin In noulli portion. \orlh Carollnn? l-'nlr, warmer Mnn ilnyj Tue*?lny rnln nml lvnrinrr. I.ornl Temperature Yesterday. I 1'.' noon temperature 3G i :i I*. M. temperature 3" j 8 I'. M. temperature ?1 j Maximum temp'-rature to 8 r. .M.. ?'!" Minimum temperature to S P. M.. -S Mean temporal tin- yesterday 28 | Normal temperature for this date. I Deficiency yesterday .... Deficiency since March I. :i9 60 288 Deficiency sine" ianuary 1 . . ] i>..i.,r. ii i Itninfiili. KainfaM last twelve hourx v Deficiency sine January ] ?, I I.ornl Oliwrrt nl Inn* nt S p M lemperature. :n hiimi.iitv ei. ...i . miS'weather Hear! W,M" " COM)|TI()\S IN I WI'OHTA \T OTIl;S ? '''"mperature. AshevUie .. J!' "ft"- Hr* father. Atlanta . j* '}?, 7,'.! ? e?r. Atlantic City.,-:p? ;;ij "" Host on .. s "? . "ar Buffalo "S uZ ?? 'a ,:ar, Charleston ... ^ r ?J?y ( hic.ipo ?? | ??. .. . Denver ~.i ?? . ?udy Galveston .... ;j ?o n Ji ear. i Ilatteras . . ? V, V. ?- ??">>? ! Havre .. .. ? .J '* I .Jacksonville . is ?,i zi Sr ! .Montgomery u Vs. io !?S?SrT::8 S 8 :??* 5SL;':::;;S 3 ? <;p I'ittsburgh .. ?? -i ?? J. oar. uaieiBi, . rr, xi <; ????>? *l- 1-o'iJs .-18 -14 r oar .San i-rancisco. i . rieli Savannah .... i, iH ;!0 ,j i I am pa ivj -? , Washington .. :i? ;;r, ' [?' ; ?,l( y W vi lie\- i 11 ?. .... X . ?? * ? cloudy ... jj ]8 C(car Ml.MATlUi; A I.MAXAC. December 30. 1918. ??" '?"? 7 -? MorninST,D.h;i '.7 , 3 j :,s ' h?.?lPl?nW.ltn hi|- n,,C!' and made life a n< II. He lined an old woman S?r> for i UP :i of driftwood lor the j Another deteMod German was Judtre Becker, of the Summary Court who said0" -KiTJv'1 1to./'xol.!s^? and simplv .i ,rt-\ ''"liars. Becker used to ?o around the town ffivintr neonle into custody. Then he went into court judK -ind flm'i "e U',as I)0,kc?ian and ?Ph, ?nd, n.nc"(1 People ripht and left. till n,i f y t>ru> lown commandant <>st?.nd has a pood word for. He i8 -i .aptain I* ischer. a severe but a fair de'iii out Tv VT lhv "Jusll?-*c" neait out 1>> Jtidgo iSenpfel one of ! lit'^ Ju?l'cial murderers of Captain Kry ' 0stcnd is like a eily recov rinc from the plague. It helps vou the erBv ,^ndon was 'ike after ; Brins out the dead" had it.ised and the people crept into the ; streets for the-first time. It i" nke i 1 maVn?KtroC, <K'ad: a" hul ,hree r?u main streets are Kreen with pras.-# tint has grown in the crevices of the stone S f!?:'nt81 ""if the windows or more wood ThS tiriCd1?r nailcfl >'P with ^. 2?:? ?e people have lived so lone -c'irVeK- ii Germans that they have . carcelj learned yet that thev imv walk the streets unquestioned. WAR RISK INSURANCE BUREAU CUTS OFF 70,000 PAYMENTS Discovery Made Thai" So-Called Ue pendcutn Were .\o( lOolllled ? lo .Money, U A SUING TON, December "0 I.'ol. tfression'iV "'-l. ,w>e,s ot scathing con gressional eritjcisni of the U'ai Insurance Bureau for delays in p-iv i,nd, allowances to soldiers dependents, it develoned ?,.?.h.l.S .?susI,ension of allowances re cuse tha.,n,J,UT,St,tfat,ons ^liioH dis not ac tualiv alleged dependents were i i i>n<v ?r | SHIP OFFICERS' WAGE SCALE In?"? Hon UN. I By As.snriatcd Pre??. | 1 December ?Now .r ,r,i os for licensed ullicers of all i -liW'K? ? I , V? ot t,ie vessels, which arc di. \ ided into five classes; arc the same is ralHcrnn0dntrtoal? in coastwise Iran c and do not contemplate the pay ment of l>onuses in any form whatever. Speed I p Vour nuMlnexn in 1M0 by using the Want Ads in The runes-Dispatch. Phone Randolph 1 General Muniierliclin Wishes to l>is fuss Willi llcrb >rt C. Hoover About Provisioning Country. j <;i;hmax Tiionrt havk gonk Ui.Iess Food Is Provided, Hencwnl '>l War Between Keds and Whites Is Feared This Winter?.Many Rus sian Kefugecs to He Fed. I.ON DON. DKCK.MUlCIt (Soecial)? General Mannerhelm, the Finnish lead , tr. who hat consented to become re ' efent of the new coalition government ' of Finland, s?n<* the other supporter.-, i i. f the r.overnnient sustained ny tli'f j White Guards are cxtremel} anxious to have tlie entente powers and the 1 United States recognize the new Fin I tiisli nover'iment. . The necessity for such recognition at i once is utged on the ground thai tlie j peasants fee! under great obligations | to Germany for interfering and cs j tablishing order in Finland, and can I not he induced to transfer their alle I gianco to the enemies of Germany un i less steps are taken that will convince I them that the entente powers have a j real interest in Finland's welfare. General Mannerlieini has been In London for several days conferring with A. J. Halfour. llritish Foreign Secretary. He intends to go to Paris to discuss the Finnish situation wltn Colonel 10. M. House and French oII* cials. He desires also to meet Herbert j C. Hoover, the American food admin istrator. and talk over the provision ing of Finland, whose bread1 supplies are about exhausted. Sweden and Denmark have consent ed to let Finland have a limited amount of grain, but tin- supply will not reacti Finland ill time to prevent the sus pension of bread rations in the larger cities of Finland for some time. Fl.\I, AMJ KNT1 ItKl.Y !?'It 10K FitO31 CKIt3l.\.\S According to dispatches received by) i General Mannerhelm virtually all Hie 'German troops have now left Finland.) There were less than 2,000 Germans there a week ago, and as these have j been moving out whenever ships were I available, the general says Finland Is j now doubtless entirely tree from Ger man soldiers. The Russian Iteds arc threatening the Finnish border and the political! situation in Finland is so troubled that , a recurrence of the war between reds : and whites, which devastated trie coun i try last winter, is feared unless the I government .s able tc obtain adequate tood supplies to relieve tlie distress which is now becoming widespread. Hussian pollti-nl lefugees have es-I leaped into Finl mil in laige numbers. 'I. would be al-n >.it cerium death for ! many of these if the ? were forced to j return to Hussia. Consequently the ] Finnish government has permitted ' them to remain in spl'.e of the shortage of foodstuffs, thus imposing an adui tional tax on its limited supuly ot grain. General Mannerhelm ?ed the Finnish White Guards In tiieir light against the Finnish Red Guards and Hussian lied Guards last winter, but retire ! | from the command when the Whits i Guards accepted the support of Ger- ; man troops. He was not in sympathy! with Germany's movement to entrench) itself in Finland, and was summoned' back to Finland from Sweden after it lieeanie clear that Germanv must withdraw as a result of its defeat oi. tn.- western front. An election is to be hold next Feb-| rr.: rv to select a new Finnish senate, j which will pass on ?hform of gov ernment Finland is to have. At pros-1 I ent it is a constitutional monarchy,! conforming to the laws under which ,it was governed when a part of! Sweden before it was annexed to Ibis- I i sia. It is really a grand duchy, but as there is no frmn.i . no grand duke to approve its b-gisation, and as its laws require such approval, General Mannerheim , will, if he becomes regent, as is now I proposed, act inst.-<?d of a grand duke, I j | . r.ding the establishment of a legal | i government to r-.'piace the conslitu' I tionui monarchy. 0PTIM ISMTuCCEEDS PESSIMISM IN PARIS I'rmliirnt'ii Slntrraenl That Allien Are In Aj;rcement Taken iix Hope ful Sinn. I By Associated Prem. I , PATHS, December '-'9.?The sentiment in peace congress circles after another I wetk of conferences i^ distinctly i brighter, and a spirit of optimism has j taken the place of the pessimism i which' had prevailed in some quar i ters. This is due to private advices ; from London showing that the political ; exchanges now going on there have : been equally as satisfactory as the public demonstrations. j One of the primary questions con ; sidered in these exchanges has been the convening of tlie conference at as i early a date as possible. The Ameri can delegation lias been quite in.-is j tent that it shall begin not later than i January j The pessimism previously existing in i some quarters was due to the various ] views held on the "fourteen points," ? but the President's statement that the allied leaders agree with him in the I principles therein laid down, has large ' ly removed the first impressions. The President's statement is echoed i in all responsible quarters here, Pre ! tnicr Cleinenceau also joining in the declaration that the conferences ho has | had show an entire agreement on the principles. A meeting was held in Colonel Ed j ward M. House's residence last night of j all the American interests, including | food, shipping, the army, navy, Trea i sury and War Hoard. CONDITIONS ARE SATISFYING Connecticut Only Slate Reporting to (iovernmenl Itiireau an Over h up ply of Workers. WASHINGTON, December 29.?De spite the customary tendency to close industrial plants about this time of the year, labor conditions in the country arc reported to the Department of Labor as generally satisfactory. Connecticut is the only New Kng land State reporting any appreciable surplus of labor. New Jersey ami Pennsylvania report heavy shortages. General! ?' th.;'-? are shortages in the South. On the Western coast there is a shortage in Seattle and the. North west. wtr. an oversupply of labor to the South. ^INFLUENZA The Old Reliable a ? ? n mm toMW* Horlick s riSjifej Malted Milk JflQBDCHk Very Nutritious, Digestible The REAL Food-Drink, instantly prepared. m. Cat} Made by the ORIGINAL Horlick process and from carcfully selected materials. 4. ^StsInvI^'"" a Used successfully over l/\ century. \agcdAHDlRAvaiRS/ Endorsed by physicians everywhere, "y"*? ?*""?? I ? I ? If Specify Horlick S The Original others Are Imitations LONDON PAPERS LIKE IMPRESSION MADE BY MRS. WILSON'S VISIT! Daily Chronicle Says That Prosit Ion I s U ife Carried Her self Like a Queen. LONDON. December 29.?Mrs. Wilson captured the hearts of the Londoners, not because she i* the wife of a Kreat man. but by her own charms. "No queen could bo more queenly in manner," says the Daily Chronicle. "No treat lady could be more gra cious. no woman more utterly win nine than Pr?i?ident Wilson's wife. "Mrs. Wilson is a tall, stately wo man. who has all the chic of a Krench woman. As she shook hands those v. he saw her realized the difference in h.-r manner from that of an ordinary 'S'.cie'.y woman.' There was firmness i. nn strength in her grasp, and her smile was intensely individual and spontaneous "She Said she was enjoying; ove*-y moment of her visit. The warm wel come of the crowded streets has to her a joyous revelation of English friendship. ! "She received titled women ami American nurses, and shook hands with all with tin* same warmth Iti | discritninalcly The visit of the Prest I dent's wife was like the passing of a queen in mediaeval romance." The Daily Express says: "Mrs. Wilson, America's queen, cap ! tured all with the graciousness and | sincerity of her smile. She joked about her I'ocab 'tttas ancestry, saying: " 'Everybody hails me as a red In dian. I feel I ought to give a war whoop wherever I go so as not to dis appoint the people.'" SEVEN "AMERICAN SOLDIERS DECORATED FOR BRAVERY ! Ilcccl\'f IIIkIi I'rnl.sc From Hrttl.sli An thoritlCH for Operation* A*;nln*t IIoIkIi?-\ iki. [Special to The Times-Dispatch 1 AKCHAN'GK!,. December 29.? (Spe cial).?The seven American soldiers \ who received Mritish decorations tor i gallantry in lighting the Liolsheviki [ along Volagda railway front were highly praised in the official citations. Lieutenant < i. 1!. Itl-esc. of Milford. N. 11.. was awarded the Military Cross f?r having "reeonnoitored enemy po sitions and brought back most useful i information whielr was greatly instru j mental in the success of the operations Ion October 14." The citation adds that | "since joining the column. Lieutenant Heese frequently had shown great I daring, loyalty, pertinacity and devo i lion and given a tine example to his | troops." Sorgeant i!. Hayden. of Athens. Ohio. | received the Distinguished Conduct Medal for the operations on October |lt. His citation says that he recoil - noitered the ground behind the ene my's rear positions, of which the Hrit : ish commander had no previous knowl edge. It adds that he always displayed j great initiative, coolness, devotion and i courage, and was a tine example to all | troops. Private O. K. Garrett, of Kalamazoo, j Mich., received the Military Medal. His ' citation says that, having no cover, i and "without thought of personal | danger he discharged his duties with [ coolness and pertinacity under excep tionally trying circumstances setting | an admirable example for all. Private | Carrett also carried It. W. Hickman, | who was wounded, back to a place of j safety under heavy shell tire, saving i Kickman from tin- hands of the enemy." i Private I.. L Hopkins, of Muir, Ky? was cited for the same reason as Oar ! rett. except that he did not partici | pate in saving Hickman. Corporal W. Shaughnessy, of Detroit, j and Privates .1. P. Wagoner, of Detroit, and G. Hinmat., of Linwood, Mich., j each received the Military Medal for having, the citation says, "carried the | telephone wires to our most forward I position under heavy machine-gun-lire, j It was entirely due to their devotion | and courage that communication was I established between oiir troops. Throughout the operations they dls j played loyalty, coolness and devotion." , TY COBB~GiVEN RELEASE I Contract Willi Detroit IIiim Inspired, nail (irorKln Pencil In l.ct Out by MntuiKcr. r Ilv Associated Press.1 AUGUSTA. OA.. December 29.?Ty Cobb declared to-night that at the close of the baseball season he received his ten days' notice of release from the club. His four-year contract with Detroit has expired. Cobb would not say that he deemed himself a free agent, but said he felt himself priv ileged to consider any offer made by any c'.ufc in organized baseball. He has iio. decided where he will play ball next season. He denies that the ! New York Americans have made an j offer. 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