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World at Your Home
Times - Dispatch Brings
Its News to You Daily.
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V?l.I'M K r.9
M'.M IlKIt I!)
Iramous Choir Leader Sings
and Plays to Delight
of Audience.
Says Loathsomeness of Leprosy
Typical of Moral Unclean
liness of World.
ASSERTS <;oi> Ml\i:s II.N
"Some People Haven't KikmikIi Re
ligion to I'h.V Their l>cl?ts,"
lie Tells Listeners.
Su"dny*n trrmiin of InM night
. . . . complete on pnije r?
Of thl? inane of The Tlmcn-IJIiipiiich.
3K MKrsr-fis
Pies thn i-enter lit ti.<. w
manner hon. ami , ;i" \? tu':
>? fm laM ruifht rJ ? crowt| wish
or the M>r \ i' ' "ir: '"^elnn)nj{
.^"-ncrcd fro,,,
like them eve? bdu'er '"5 SCemcd ">
S"1rk.b,"'> i-'i0" >??'?"%?, BiS
Pound out a Koarinir , i ".iririony
f'*m tho twoT " Volume of melody
Auditorium. ' pian?S cut at the
"?OI? V*? IIMI \<;s m;xvs KIIOM
Mr n!!: FOI'K* ? ">l6\m;?s
-Mr. Brewster and Mr. Matthew, i, r
on Mr "?s? iCr. Min" ?? ". "Kod "
tfnuous applause which at tested ^ the
J^ure the old favorite gave th. au,H'
ovcritoas tobnffionnderf. ?!lchha8?fb?n
Mr-Oufre0 Vlr*",lu unil of Dr.
matter what may hi" V belaid
~ravat ^iU,? l,l? '1Wt"^Clleath?r8 and
= $"Js
Tlio-Mnoxi.; SKIiKCTlov MKKTS
. ? f don" "jefioTfi1''HoVv^haV'haTn,^ "
myV7uk?ffvd ^
? "w h H ?,fn S' ?'1 ^-''a "11'
l.*s. ihU?. os. a :ro,?hoiic solo.
;? vr-*T?
ponse account.
?. -!rVit t?h'' ,,hy-i'"a! loathsomeness of
" I?ro.s\ I? typical of the moral tin
cleanliness r.f the world to-,lav
?Vnv-J,*V,? t!,ouph underlying Mr sun
light. Tl,? ?Moru! lW>"
m.- ?v?n"fiV,iy?ViViii5dr!crVh' ^'"rsfY
counter with the ?'hrivf \tr i. ?
"mazing versatility as an dolor lint '
# to his literary ability. '
I a st'' n lebV ???i!''V <*IK"W A ud i t o r i u m
>1'^ V\,IJ "ever be able to forcet
of KHnba ftS? rol:,.,l:,,i'' ''"personation
f. i i 1 ! ol<1 l"'?l>liel. seated at
n table writ in tr with ? ,ee,| pen the
beard. slrok<'?1 "?-s Im.ff and floWins
In his interpretation Mr Snrulav
nimbly seated himself ru, top of (he
b." k of his sturiiv Kitrhen t-bair and
used the top of his pulpit for (he
prophet's writing d-sk.
He sprang ilown from hip nreeari
oiih position to impersonate the other
actors' of the oast, as lie pave the clue
for their appearam-c?the servant of
Naainan. the' eaptpin of the hosts of
i, Kinpr of Syria. Niinman liinisclf. ohi
Jo ram and others who figure in th?>
And so I ran see them out there
?r< ttintr him ready for the bath." said
Mr. Sunday. "He wasn't used to that.
I can imr.jrine that in I>amaseus tliev
didn't have any porcelain bathtubs
prepared Cutieura and soap that won't
sink and that orooked thine that vou
use to serul? your back with."
Xnmnau'H lirsl venture into the
muddy waters of the Jordan he df
seribed realist irally?his hesitation
and his shivering' with the cold and
his seven times repented duekinc.
Apropos of Naaman's goose flesh In
ihv- Uiver Jordan. Mr. Sunday declared
that si good many church members
have got just enough religion to tnake
them miserable.
'?'If you have no Joy in religion," said
the evangelist, "you've got n leak in
>our faith somewhere. Sonic people
haven't got ' religion enough to pay
their debts. No! I've unlet lines thought
I'd like In yank :t string and everv
dud that you've got on that you haven't
paid for would fall ofT. Some people
wouldn't have anything left but a
celluloid collar and u pnir of hole
"T pity anybody that can't laugh."
he declared further along in his ser
mon. "There mpst be something the
matter with their religion or their
liver. My goodness alive! You'd think
that If some people laughed it would
break their faces. To see Home, you
would think that the essential of'or
thodox Christianity In to have a face
so long you could eat oatmeal out of
tho end of a gas pipe. Why. that Isn't
religion! That's cramp col'.e! I want
!.?.,on .Y.ou.th,s ''"PPy- Mulling r(1
llglon will win more neonle in a month
(Continued on Second Vago.) ?
On Billy Sunday's Trail
M??:iO A. M Sermon nt AudMo
"Broken Uonn Al
'*? % flcrnoon nrrvlrr.
_ wrinun, II. Timothy II. 15.
lit' a'JI.ii1/ ?' X,Kl" service begins
WWork*?."'rr,,,Wn 'MiWd
I ,1h?--n,rr,,.,,n? ?" ?hc Went
" dUirl.-e M||| hc clowed 1I1U
mlYicd"*l?v"n*.t,'''"nKrrK??'?"" ;i<1
nt *111 % iii i r ",r Auditorium
"" \ "w heture I OHIO A. M. Aflrr
ilntr<| Th? i'i'i ?'t'krtH ?rc lii??ll
"er Inn'*Y'nM '"""'I*. to,rnni" I'r.Mij
!nr. IV n1,l,",i" llnptlf.1, Wmihimiii
i?" miViL^' ,"nn:;"l"h s,rr<>' ??i?
I'rrnh "ilrtan
"r|nn. ftrovp A^rnnr llinni.i
nu^rhrl'n ??n?vrr a!"
nur JiAlMifc f,nd A v.
KiRlity-Two I'rccfncts Out of Total
of One Hundred und Sixteen
Uhc f 1 i 111 t,31l.
1-yi l\ AldJ.VT TO i-jidxrjo.v
Contest i:\citcs Very Little In
t^re.st, Only -About 2? Per Cent
of the Total Vote in the District
lieinK Hccordod.
Wm XCII?UUG' VA- ?January is.?
Mj'i tlghty-iwo precincts out of IK.
including the cities of T.ynchbure, Roa
noke and Radford complete; the roun
of Mont^mcry. 1-loyd. Roanoke
and Campbell virtually complete and
of l{??>ford County reporting, the
vote in to-day's primary for the Demo
..ratio nomination for Congress fro.n
Slxtl> L)istriot was: Woods "3H
Brown, 1,205; Hart, 563.
7 lie missing precincts are small and
? nenoiilv-t,o7.?Cflh? 1r'fi1ult- Nomination
s equi\ alent to election, thus assur
iefft w?ods. of Roanoke, the
w ! '-ongress made vacant bv the
\Vnni!& 0 Representative Class.
Hoods was nominated for both the
i,hc ,onP terms.
nnU carried l.ynchburg and Roa
noke and apparently Montgomerv
ounty outside of Radford. The lat
jer voted for J. Vhoinpson Brown.
!Ji?i , also led in Campbell County
1T'1 thirteen of the twenty-one pre
cincts beard from.
MT.iC.?tr?,..vol.e reoorfled in Roanoke
ka\e the following results: Woods S"9
Hart. 463; Mrown. 501.
n^i'/tC?n ?f ll,c thirty-two precincts in
Bedford County gave this result:
\\ oods. 33a; Brown, 7S.
,,ln Blacksburfc, Woods received Do
llar t. 49; Brown. 6S. ln Prices Forks ;
tw<rfo%ecwoldsci8rht votca aa at'alnal:
'The 'congressional contest excited'
comparatively small interest, and re
ports from the Sixth District indicate I
that about 2<> per ccr.t of the total vote
was recorded.
Strong Southeast W irul Hlotring
Making I/cr Position Exceed
ingly Dangerous.
(By Associated Press ]
VICTORIA, 14. C.. .Innuarv JS.?A
wireless message to-night from th<*
steamer Admiral Watson reported she !
had broken a crankshaft in Queen i
Charlotte Sound, and was in immediate!
need of assistance. A strong south
east wind was blowing and ihe steamer
is reported to be in a dangerous posi- ?
tton. The steamer Valdex. within an I
hours steaming distance of the Wat-!
son. and Die Chelhosln, three hours
.tw ay. were hurrying to aid the Wat
loiter wireless reports from the Ad- '
miral Watson said temporary repairs
, been made to her b.'oken crank
shaft, and that she was proceeding to
Albert Bay. escorted by the steamer
\ aldez. The Canadian I'acilic Railroad
tug Nitinal has left Vancouver for Al
bert Bay. and will accompany the Ad- 1
miral Watson to Seattle, where she I
was bound from Alaska. The Watson I
has --10 passengers on board.
Willinm ?. Sharp I.raven \euport
lo 'I'nlir linlnnd l'roni
X'tv Vorlt.
v...... .'.'.Lv < i.-? ted Prc?s.1
^r? ? ? NISWS, VA. .Januarv is. i
-?After having conic here to board the
transport 1* inland for bis return to
?? ranee. William O. Sharp, ambassador!
to I-ranee from the I'nited States sud- ;
clenly changed his plans and left late i
to-day for New York. The ambassa
dor, it is said, will make the trin '
across on tiio steamship I.eviathian '
tornierlv the flernian liner Vaterland.
which is scheduled to leave New York !
to-morrow. The change In plans is I
due to the fact that the l,eviathnn is I
much faster than the Kinland, making
the trip in about, six days, as against !
ten for the latter. b "M ,
.Mr. Sharp, who in accompanied by ?
Ins son. has been home on leave for !
some time, and is returning to l'aris
to resume his post of duty.
Morr Tronpn llnimd lo Nctiporl
nnd .Veiv Vi?rl? from llndle
I By As-oclHtcd Press. 1
WASIII.VtSTti.V, .lanuary IN.? De
parture from French ports of the bat
tleships New Jersey and Nebraska, and
the transports llaverford. Maui and
Zeclandia with returning troops was
announced to-day by the War Depart
ment. The battleships ami the Zee
landin are scheduled to arrive at New
port New*-: the llaverford at 1'hila
delphia. and the Maui at New York.
The New Jersey is clue .lanuarv 27
with about fifty officers and 1,700 'men!
The Nebraska is due .lanuarv 27; the
llaverford. January ::0; the Zeelandi-i
January 28, and the Maui. January 2o!
with a casual company from Virginia
among the units aboard.
Mr*. Kmlly Gniticn, Kmmcx County, Dies.
Molding I'niiNiinl Itecord for
fSpecial to The Tlmes-Dispatcli 1
KRKriliFUCKSMURO. VA., P .lanuary
18.?.Mrs. Kmily Gaines, who died re
cently at Tappahannock, Essex County,
was said to be 115 years old at Iho
time of her death. She leiivcs four
daughters, Roventeen grandchildren
and seventeen Crcat-grandchlldrcn.
Declares Big Concerns Sought
Control of Legislation in
States and Nation.
Plans Are Laid for Card Index-j
ing Members of Senate
and House.
WASHINGTON, January IS.- \ web I
of packer intrigue leading from Chi
*_? jljto head'iuarters to State Legislatures
and even '-<> the National '.'uiiBross was
disclosed to the Senate Committee on
Agriculture to-day by Francis ,1. Honey, i
counsel for the. Federal Trade Conimis-;
sion in Its investigation of tlic pack-!
ing Industry.
"Money is being constantly spent by i
the packers jointly on legislative mat
ters in the various States," Mr. Ueney
said. "The expenditures arc charged?
on their boohs to 'educational work.'"!
lie told of iiii: passage of the oleo- |
margarine bill by the. New York Leg
islature when Senator James \V. Wails
worth, Jr., was speaker of the lower
house there. The bill sot certain stan
dards for the oleo which could be sold ?
in New York State.
"Only the oleo made by .1 e. 'Ilig
Five' packers could meet these require-'
incuts.'* the witness said. "They used
certain kidney fats which gave the
margarine butler afpearanre. The
law gave them a virtual monopoly of
the margarine mark#: in t.ie Stale."
The oleo law caused a big political
scandal in New York State and has
since been repealed.
"In Washington the packers at one
time employed as a legislative repre-1
sentative an employee of a press asso-,
elation, who had access to the floor
of the house." said Heney.
The witness told of plans to card
index both houses of Congress on the,
basis of members' friendship for the
packers and their probable attitude on
packers' legislation. He said the sup-i
gestion was made by John Kversman,
former secretary of the Republican
National Committee, who was also em
ployed to represent Wilson & Co. in'
He said the scheme was outlined
by John Kversman. former secretary
of the National Republican Congees- ;
sional Committee, and included ar- J
:angeme:us for contributions by the ;
packers for congressional campaigns,
Letterheads of the Republican com- ]
mluee, Mr. Heney ?^ld, were used by
Kversman In correspondence in be
half of ihe packe*-:. llversman, he j
added, was employed as Washington 5
representative of Wilson & Company. |
Senator Grouna. of North Dakota, ;
stated lie understood Mr. lCveraman
had not been in the employ of the i
committee for mo years. j
Senator French, of Maryland. In
quired about relations between the
packers and the food administration. !
declaring it was highly improper for
Food Administrator Hoover to "ar
range meat prices behind closed doors"
in conferences with the packers.
roou woitKi:its di-xi.aiiici)
"Do you think it was proper for
Mr. Hoover to retain in his ollice
men on the pay roils of the packers?"
Senator Core, of Oklahoma, asked.
"Il was absolutely improper," re
plied Mr. Heney, who said he thought
Mr. Hoover's efforts were directed to
ward "taking care of the middle man."
Senator Gore .said that "with sala
ries of $1 a your from tnc government
and J! 0.000 from lite packers, there
isn't much iiuestion where lay the
interest of those men employed by
tho food administration."
Senator Norris, of Nebraska, re
marked that he thought lu.g producers .
had been treated very unfairly by Mr.
AllUAMiKU Willi lli:i"ll?Ti:it
Referring to source?- from which the. .
packers obtained information, Mr.
Heney said Kversman wrote V. D.
Skipwortli. vice-president of Wilson!
& Company, that he had arranged with
a representative oi "one ol the largest
press associations." who had the privi
leges of the House tloor. to got ad
vance informal io.? "n legislation. Mr.
lleney said the lei'er did not state j
what press association was meant, ;
and that lie <lid not know its identity.
woL~i<i) siifi.i: comI'K'iTno.N
Kverett Brown, president of the Chi
cago Live Stock Kxehangc. teslitied
before the House Interstate Commerce !
Commit tee to-day liiat the government j
operation of stock yards would result
in tin? stilling of competition in the;
purchase of live stock anil tlisit pro- ?
ducers would be forced to accept any
prices the packers desired to pay,
lie said the stock yards were the
"babies" of the packers, as shown by
evidence of th?* Federal Trade < 0111
mission, and that ir the government,
took them over the packers would
buv direct from the producers.
"The great danger of ibis Would he
that the packers would not compote
with one another in that event, said j
Mr Urown. ''1
to the producers jn groups. Hie chances i
are only one buyer would go to each, j
The packers would apportion the dis- !
triets among themselves and would
not infringe upon the other's ter
ritory." , .
.Mr. Ttrown said the Chicago lave
Stock Kxchange favored government
supervision of the meat industry, pro- j
vided this supervision was placed over '
other industries as well.
I)KCI>.\ It I is >1 HAT I MH'STIl V
?'For the past twenty years the"'
meat iwluslrv has been made '.he tar
gel of legislative abuse." he said, "and i
pot a thing has been accomplished \
except inconveniencing the industry.
It is time Congress either started in- !
vestigat ing other industries as well
or slopped entirely. '
W IS. Tagg. president of the No- .
tional Live " Stock Kxehangc. agreed
with Mr. llrown that government con- !
trol would stille competition, but said
he favored government supervision ;
?liong sane business lines, to prevent,
unfair practices and discrimination. j
Kilunrd X. Hurley Nnj* Two Huge
Hun llontM Will llrlng Tronp*
PARIS. January 18.?The. two big-j
gesi German liners afloat, constructed
during the war. will bo utilized for;
carrving American soldiers home. They i
will be impressed into service as soon j
ns possible. , , ,
Howard K. Hurley, American slup- |
ping con I roller, made this announce
ment upon his return from Germany
to-day. He attended the conference of
tho armistice commissions at Treves,
where a renewal of tho armistice was
decided upon.
All the German renervo shipping will
ho placed at the disposal of tho as
sociated powers under one or tno
clauses of the new agreement, Mi.
Hurloy announced.
Ebcrt Government Determined
to Prevent Disorders in
Berlin To-Day.
Many Believe That Liebknecht
Was Murdered, but Not
by Official Orders.
P.LRLIS. January IS.?The govern
merit will ru le with .in iron hand to
morrow to prevent election troubles
The w hob city will l?o policed by;
troops ready to act in case of thoj
slightest Spartavide interference with!
the process of voting.
The attempt to launch a general j
strike as a protect against. Hie killing
of Or. Karl Liebkncclit and Uosa j
Luxemburg appears to have failed.
.\lanv lie lie vo L.cbktiecht was inur-,
dered.' but not on government orders.
Sporadic ruing continues, but less
than had been anticipated on the eve ;
of the election. j
Antisemetic fcelmjr grou Ing ntr?-.|
von: to-mav tha> mi-n
More women than men will vote In j
the national election, ac'cor,'i.,.\!F?,^!i!
liirnres compile*) here. It is estimate 1
that out of tne 39.000.000 elector t,
it bout l! 1.000.0 JO will be women, j'oui
hundred national assembly candidate^
will be elected. The various radical
Socialist parties will likely return two
thirds of the assembly candidates.
Immediately after the nattonal as
semble elections the Lbcrt gov.. n-(
ment." which is confident of winning,
will invite the associated powers to
add as one of the subjects ot discus
sion at the peace conference a common
plan of action by Germany and the
Lilies and America against Hie Russian
was ih.m:
?jci ;aassu uiHO'd bisnmooy
Socialists at H< rim assert that Lir.
Kari Liebknecht. who was shot and
killed on Thursday, did not attempt to
r>??."*i>e from an escort of troops, hut
???.?? chm through the forehead at a
few i)aces distance by soldiers- guard
ing im. according to a Copenhagen
dispatch to the Lxchange Telegraph
^'Thel"Kreihelt. of Berlin, is calling
upon workers there to begin a general
If,.",1. rfporud]
liv the I'oles. who already are threaten
in sr Brandenburg. Voices In West
Pru?sla will be under the command ot
General von Quasi, while an army
Silesia will be commanded b> l- leld .
Marshal von Woyrscli.
s|'\UT*CANS ltl<>IINC?
Spartacan rioters ure causing ^Isor
ders in various parts ot (jernianj. A
number of Spartaeans Friday attuckod .
the Hotel Vlegner at Brealau. \vherc j
the campaign bureau VtV'd vTter'
itfiiiorratic nartyx was located. Attei ,
demolishing the interior they at tempt-!
ed to set the hotel on lire, but were,
dispersed by government troops. ;
live Spartacan leaders identified
with the recent rebellion in hpandau
were shot dead Thursday night while ?
attempting to escape.
\ special dispatch from Appclln says
that the negotiations between the coal
miners and Hie operators, which were
b*-'ug conducted by Herr Herdi. 1 rus
Klan Minister ..f Hie Interior, came to
un abrupt ending becausc ot the ex
orbitant demand of the workers.
The meeting was very stormy, the
conservative element among the "liners
being terrorized by b par mean agita
tors who wore well supplied with
money and Bolshevik literature printed
in I'olish. , .. .
\ Old -> ii<w nA|/|. itoi.SIIKVISTS
Volunteers are joining the colors in
great numbers at Koenlgsberg to pro
tect the boundaries ot Last 1 russia
from Bolshevist aggression and
against the I'oles. according to reports
rUl?eclariiig \'hat the eastern frontier
will soon be lost unless the Germans
?iwakc to the danger, the Lokal An
zoicor , , ,
"The roles have fallen upon our fel
low-count rymen like vandals. They
have proclaimed martial law and have
utterlv abolished German administra
tion * Indications are that Lrombcrg
will'soon be in possession ot the I'oles.
The newspaper declares that J>u0 Ger
mans in 1'oseii arc being prevented by
ihc Poles from arranging for elec
tions to the national assembly.
Proclamations regarding the ad
vancing Polish army'' arc being issued j
l)V the Poles, who also have regular,
w'ar reports. In the meantime the
Soldiers' and Workmen's Council at
Kssen is reported to have forbidden
agitation for tin; raising of troops for
home defense, and the Brunswick gov
ernment has forbidden their transpo?*-'
tation in that section, and is said to
have disarmed many of them.
\t a meeting at Breslau it was re
ported ?hat Czechs have an army of
50U.U0M men on the border and threaten
an invasion.
polks i> i.a mil-: m uiir.it
3I%V IN\ \l)i: I I'l'KH sii.km \
Polish troops numbering eighteen di
visions are said to be about to invade
upper Silesia. Lemberg reports state .
that the people of ilie threaten -.1 dis
tricts have formulated an appeai t
President Wilson, asking fo: protec
tion ag?inst the Czechs.
Til- api'npl points out ih.it their
country has been overwheiminiciv t.ir
man since the thirteenth century an.I
has been a part of Gerinanv .jince I * P.. :
of its 170.000 inhabitants, tnc appeal
scys, only .'?."00 speaV: ihe (V.ech lan
Mr. Wilson is asked to prevent tbe
forcible annexation of their countsy
by the Czechs, saying :,-ien in mnox i- j
t on would be 'n violation 'if the pvin
ciples of elcmentjiry justice and "would
1 elp sow the seeds of ? new war."
Catharine Breshskovskava Jx
Visitor in America in
He-half of Her People. _ |
I By A.vtoela toil Prey* I
VICTORIA* B. C? January IS. ?|
Catherine Rreshskovskaya, known as;
the "grandmother of the Russian revo- I
lution." arrived here to-day from tho|
Orient aboard a Japanese t ranspaelllc |
liner. She. is on her way to Washing-j
ton and Boston.
"Strong and normal, Russia is a wall \
against fill the Injuries of dark power, j
no matter whence they come," she said.
"But woe to us and woe to you mi-!
Hons of the world if you refuse to face
the dinieult position of your temper- j
arlly disabled ally. Nations of Kuropc, j
America, Asia?evtry notion?I tell
you all that Russia will come and have
a voice at the world's peace conference
and will yield to none her right to a
bright future."
Information nn to A O. Trnlnn
Call Madison 1040 and get Informa
tion as to arrival and deparluro of all
C. & O. passenger trains.
President Warmly Praises Clemenceau
Nominating Him to Be Permanent Chairman
[By Associated Pre."#. 1
I'AlllS, January IS.?-I'oiio w injc in
Ihr nildrrKo of I're.nidenI Wilson nl
I he opening session ??f Ihr peace
"Mr. Chairman i II Rlvr.t nif crnil
lilensurr to propone an permanent
cli ii I rm nn of flic ronfrrpnef, >lr.
(Irmrnrrnu, Ihr president of t'ie
<-<iii it i'il.
'?I noiilil do ihin it* n malter of
custom. I would do llti^nn n tribute
to the l-'rcncli rrpuIII lc. lint I wish
|u do It n.x KomrthliiK more than
Hint. I wish lo do II n.x a tribute to
thr mini.
??t-'r.ince dMfnm the precedence,
not only because ivf urr mirtlnii at
lirr capital und lirntusr she hn?
?ifiit .uc Hiimr of thr mo*l trustful
NiilTcrliie of thr nnr, lull also be
rauir lirr capital. lirr iini'lrnl nnd
..ilil.i. cup.t.<t. lias no often lirrn
tin* rrntrr of con fr rencen of thin
nort. on nhirb (lie fortune* of large
parik of llir world turnrd.
'? I ( In u >rry dcllniit-ful thought
tlinl thr history of thr world, which
iih ? ?i uicn centered hero, will now
hp croward by thr achievements of
thin conference?lircnukr thcrr I* 11
sense in which tliln in thr ntiprrmc
ronfrrrnrr of thr history of mnu
"More nation* arc represented
hrrr than worr ever represented In
nurli n I'onfrreni'f before. The for
liuicn of all prople.n arc involved.
A jjrent war in rndrd, which seemed
about to brine a nnlversnl rnln
ol>.nni. Thr danger In panned. V
victory hnn brrn wci^n for mankind,
nnd it in delightful that we nlioulil
be nhle to record thene great results
In thin pin<-e.
"Hut II in more delightful to iionor
I-'rance liccnune we can honor her
In tiir prraon of no din t Inn tilshcri 11
Nrnnnl. We hme all felt in our
participation In thr strngRlcn of thin
wnr the line nteadfantucn* which
characterised the ieadernli ip of the
1'rench in the bandn of >1. flrmen
cenu. Mr have learned to admire
him. anil thone of un who base been
associated wltii hint have acquired
a genuine affection for liim.
?'.Moreoser, tiione of tin wlio have
been la thene recent days In con
Ntanl consul ta I inn with him know
how warmly liln purpose l.n net to
wardn the coal of achievement to
which nil our fares are turnrd. lie
fecl.n as we feel, as I Have no doubt
everybody In thin room feeln, that
sve are grunted to do a Rreat thinu.
to do It ia thr highest spirit of
friendship and nrenmroodntinn, and
to do It as promptly an possible in
order that the hearts of men may
hnve fear lifted from tlirm and that
they inny retnrn to (hone purposes of
life which will bring them hnppiness
nnd contentment and prosperity.
"Ivniinlnic liln brotherhood of
lie*rt In thene Rrent mutters, It a I -
fords me a personal pleasure to pro
pone tItttf Mr. Clemenceau nltail lie
tlie permanent chairman of this con
First Session to He Held Openly
Next Tuesday. Says Count
Joseph lMunkett.
government system planned
New Republican Party Leader As
serts People of Island Arc United
to Defend Movement?Says Ainer- J
ien Foiled Misleaders.
DUBLIN. January 18.?The Sinn Koln,
now named the Irish Republican party,
will meet openly us the Irish Parlia- J
mem here Tuesday according to Count
Joseph I'lungett. representative of
Itoscommon and chairman of the first
meeting. He g*vc out to-day the fol- !
lowing-outline.otl'hls plane:
Kflforts have been made to mislead;
tlie Irish people with regard to the
feeling toward 'them in America and;
to poison the minds of our friends in'
;lie United States These efforts have
failed utterly.
"Irish Americans may be assured i
that we arc carrying out. our plana,
without consideration of Rngllsh {u-i
terferencc. Having a large majority
of Irish representatives. we intend to
art a majority of a tree Parliament,
establishing our government with its,
minlstrv. deciding by resolution on the
action to bo taken by the people and
using every means to make P-nglish ,
interference futile.
"Wt' are not afraid -to legislate. Any'
violence used to prevent our doing so
will he produced as evidence before:
the nations. We will meet as the
Irish Parliament openly Tuesday morn-,
itig hero in Dublin.
??\Ve have already constituted a sys-:
tc-m of administration and arranged
rules to govern the procedure of our,
sessions. , , . }
? A fortnight ago I was released from
prison after eight months' detention.
No charge was ever made against me.
jlv release was unconditional. There
are still in Knglish prisons thirty
seven llepubllcan representatives of
Irish constituencies.
\l,I. iltlCLAM)
?r? ?i:kkm? its action
"1 was detained as an ordinary con- j
vict in a prison whore, the Irish Ite-;
publican prisoners arc being treated j
with savage brutality.
"The whole population of Ireland.,
excepting a small portion of Ulster, is
now unitedly pledged to support the
Sinn Vein. All Ireland is thoroughly
organized. We have the machinery to 5
1 arrv mi! -the decision reached at head- ?
quarters. The Sinn Kein now con-1
ti'ols the whole public eye of lreland.1
"If I am again arrested some one;
will tr.ke my place. The discipline 01
1 volunteer movement lias niado us a
nation of soldiers. The people are I
pretty fully informed upon tiie dangers
before them and upon the means to he'
used in defense."
Foodstuffs Sold lit Two or Tli?-?*r Hun
dred Time* Their Ileal
1/iNDO.V, January IS.? Prntlteerlng ?
was carried to such an extreme i
Ttirkej during the war that. In the!
opinion of 11 special representative of
the British press at Constantinople. It
passes comprehension how people man
aged to live. Writing from Constan-:
tinoule. lie says:
"There Is no doubt that Turkey (hir
ing the war was largely the plaything
of Knver Pasha. Talaat Pasha, and
their bnnd of satellites. They reduced!
the country to a state ??f wholesale cor
ruption remarkable for Turkey, anil ui
amassing riches themselves, allowed
economic conditions to become u night
mare. , , ,
"Nowhere else In the w hole area of ,
the war have ibo prices ?>f commodi- j
ties approached anything like tlioj
heights known here. The right to us.
a railway wagon was sold for ?1,000.1
The protiteer who secured it bought,
say. suK.ir from Austria or Germany at
a 'chilling or so a pound, and sold if
at two or three hundred times its
value, making ?50.000 or more on a
single consignment of modest dimen
Three Student Flyer# Victim* hen 1
Seaplane l?rop* Into Pen
nnroln liny*
K' oAl. * M j/v, ? "t ?" ?
Three navy airmen wore kiUo.il near
here to-day when a seaplane felt Into,
Pcnuacola Pay. They were Rnslgn A. I
p. Honeywell, of Geneva, N. Aand ,
lohn Wlgmore. of I?os Angeb s. < at.,
and James J. Gray, of Pittsburgh, I a-.
student aviators. All the bodies were
Force of Occupation Will Be Brought
to Minimum in Short
march tells ok policy
Sufficient. Strength Will Rc Main
talned to Meet National Oblica
t Ions?104,000 Men Have Hc
turnrd Front France.
lB>" Associated Pre.sa 1
WASHINGTON-. January IS.?Ameri
can forces In France and in the oc
cupied territory of Germany are lo be
ufstan? lVh* n,lnimum strength -con
i nformedC bfhm ?!?had bae?
I'orsh^nft. ' " ' ^ yullcy by General
undor^oSn 'lotIs
tary1 leadesS.?'"'3 *>* ruin'
oZn? Ary i e Unite<l States, but
Cioneral March was positive in h i
statement that it woifd be fa" leas
!?, Jj'.r'y divisions given in un
oll cial i eports as the probable Aineri
ri. "1i''ti,ry contribution.
, :? An,cr'can forces for the occu
pied /one was tlxed by international'
agreement at the time the armistice
i i Oeneral March said Mar
shal I-oca undoubtedly would refuse
to permit a reduction of his total
s.rcngth lo a point where- it would be
turbViie" l? ,IU,U"? uny Possible dis
i-n.wcu is tnt.oon
Total demobilization of the armv
units in the United States has been
ordered, Uotitral .March announced,
with the exception of the regular
army regiments needed (or camp ifuard
purposes. 4
The total now listed for demobiliza
tion is 1,177,01)0. The number actu
u y returned from France for demo
bilization Is 104.000. This Kivcs a
in Process of discharge- ot
>--SU)00. of which TtiS.U'Jfi men and
;?l..,:i.i ollicers have been actual!v dis
charged to date.
The rate of discharge is again Hear
ing i lie maximum capacity of 1 000
men per camp pv- day. This maximum
was reached in the. tlrst two weeks of
Deci-n her, but was interrupted by the
In addition ta 'he regular regiments,
the exceptions from the blanket de
in>.< ? jization jr-l.-r includes the cav
alry on the Southern border, coast
artillery troops in ihe coast defenses
and the medical personnel. This laot
force r.ow numbers 05.000. but General
March said it would be reduced gradu
ally as the number <>f men it had to
care for was reduced.
W arship La ys lo W h He Surgeons
Remove Appendix of North
Carolina Soldier.
f Ry Assoi iateil Prr.sr )
.ii^ January KS.--cVi<t ar
J r-rty,srn. 1,1 J '0'??ecticut and".scat
I r?.d Mates and troops from I'cnn
"rinni1" i1, V'*1 "n(l Oklahoma. who
reached port to-day on the arm..re,I
cruiser South Lakota, went through a
'u" (,avs ollt from Hre.-t .le
st ribed by naval ollicers as one <>f die
most tempestuous they had ?v.r c>
Mountainous waves butTeted tiie ves
'.irYn ?X ?1,e,!,,(>nnhe" ^Hothouse.,
injuring i ai.t:un l.uby. Commander
sailors0 a ,M,mbcr l'f filler rs and
In the midst of the storm, with
waves at times running fortv feet hish
two army surgeons performed an
operation for appendicitis up..n a sol
dier aboard the South Oakota
%\bf"' ,,lft condition ..f Corporal i:
? , , ,,r ',ho Coast
Arti.ierj, whose home is in Virlie \
? .. was pronounced dangerous, 'the
war vessel laj to m order to facilitate
the operation. hashed to the tii.i,.
the surgeons accomplished tiieir deli
cate task bet ween lurches of the shtn
and to-day the artilleryman was re-'
moved to a hospital, on the way to re
covery. *
tirrmnn* Were lorced to l.rnic llel.liwl
.Niinierou* (?uitn mi<| Supplier
of Ammunition.
r ,wr?ivny Press!
MJ.NDilN. January J 8.?.\fnt an ih.?
capital of C'ourland, lias been occupied
by the- Holsheviki, according toaOer
man wireless dispatch received here
to-day. The Germans were obliged to
leave behind numerous guns and sup
plies of ammunition.
After the Germans evacunted Mltnu
(Ire broke out, destroying a great num
ber of houses in the town.
Mr. Wilson, Premier Lloyd
George and Baron
Sonnino Speak.
Premier of France Says Ques
tion of War's Responsibility
Will Come First.
American Executive Warmly Praises
the "Tiger"' in Nominating Him
lo IJe I'rc&iiliiij; Oflicer.
! ' By Assorts tod Press. 1
PAItrs. January 13.?The peace con
ference. destined to be- historic, and
on which Uic eyes of the world avc
now centered, was opened this after
noon in tlir- great Salle de la PaU.
' 1 he proceedings, which were conflncd
I to the election of Georges Clcmenceau.
: tl,.j trench Premier, as permanent
, chairman of the conference, an address
j of welcome by the President of the
French republic. Itaymond Poincare,
i and speeches by President Wilson.
Premier Lloyd George and Baron Son
? nino. were characterized by cxprca
i sic-ns of lasting friendship and the
j apparent determination of the re-pre
i sentatives of the various nations to
| come to an amicable understanding
with respect to the problems to be de
cidc-tl by tho conference.
When President Poincare spoke the
I entire assembly stood, and the fact
that, according to custom, no applause
greeted his utterances gave greater
! solemnity to the scene.
M. i.'leinenceau's acceptance of the
l presidency of the congress was both a
feeling expression of personal grati
tude and a definite outline.of tho great
, questions immediately ahead. Three
jof these larger general subjects ?he
, defined as Vosppnt<lbinty for. .the.-Vrar.
| responsibility for liritftps diirihg uhe
war . c.nrl international labor legisla
tion. The league of nations, he de
clared. was at the head oC tho pro
gram for the next full session,
".oiiirrinx is \ cimoAT a.vi>
"Our ambition is a great and noble'
one." saiil M. Clemeneeau. "We wish
to avoid a repetition of the catastrophe
which bathed the world in blood. Tr
ibe league of nations Is to be1 practical
we must all remain united. Bet um
, carry out our program quickly and in
an effective manner."
lieferrlng to the authors of the war,
lu sr id he had consulted two eminent,
jurists on the penal responsibility of
the former German Kmperor. and each
delegate would receive a copy of that
In all seventy-two seats were pro
vided for the opening session of the
peace conferer.ce. On the outer side
of the great horseshoe were arranged
the- Japanese, the British and colonial
delegates and the seat of the fifth
British delegate. A chair for the fifth
; American delegate also was reserved
Immediately to the right of the table
of honor.
The Italian. Belgian. Brazilian,'.
I'ubnn. llatlan. Peruvian. Portuguese.
| Serbian. Ozecho-Slovakian and Uru
i gua.van delegates sat in tho order
| named. Across the left wing of the
table snt the Siamese, Roumanian,
i Polish, l.iberian. Iledjaz. Guatemalan.
] Kcuadorean, Chinese and Bolivian dele
As the delegations arrived they were
met by fanfares of trumpets and .ac
, corded military honors by the troops.
J The Japanese were among the earlio'
i arrivals, and were followed by the.
Siamese and 10a st Indians In pi<.;?
turesque turbans.
President Wilson's arrival at !!V30
o'clock was the signal for a demon
stration front the crowds. The Presi
j dent passed into the ante chamber,
where M. l'iehon. the French Foreign
Minister, awaited and conducted him
t?. the council roou.
Already the chamber was crowded
with delegate*, who greeted President
Wilson u irmly as he passed toward
he t.i.h'c of honor. llere he wis
joined by Secretary l.ansillg. Mr.
White and General Bliss, and ex
chalined greetings wilh delegates.
Just at " o'clock a runic of drums
.hmI blare of trumpets announced the
approach of M. Poincare. The Fre.ijeh
President was escorted by the arr?>up
of Premiers to thi head of the table.
It was exactly o'clock when M
Poincare began his address, and the
pe.iee congress came into being. The
entire assemblage stood :is the Presi
u? nt spoke. President Wilson stood
immediately a I. his right and listened
attentively. M. Poincare spoke in an
: earnest, easy manner, without declam
atory effect, and. following- usage,
there was no applause or interruption.
M. Poincare spoke in French, nod
when he had concluded an interpreter
; r.'ail the di>coursc In Knglhh.
!''lli:\( II Pit KM 1)1-:\T
A.- M. Polio-arc closed, lie turned to
receive the congratulations of Presi
dent Wilson and Premier IJoyd George,
i and then withdrew, greeting each
delegation as lie retired.
President Wilson rose as M. Poincare
. made his exit. "It gives ine great
?pleasure." he said, "to propose as per
manent chairman of the <<..|ifcrcnec M.
i 'leineneeau." '
President Wilson spoke in conversa
tional voice, which, however, carried
'throughout the chamber, as he paii]
eloquent tribute to the French Premier.
i.i.ovi> <;kouoio sr.coxoN
Premier Lloyd George seconded the
nomination of Mr. Cletnericeau. speak
, ing earnestly of the distinguished ser
vices the French Premier had renderc.l
in war and peace.
Baron Sonnino. the Italian Foreign
Minister, added Italy's tribute, where
upon the election of M. Clemeneeau
as presiding oflleer wag made uunnl?
, piously.
In a feeling address M. Oletnencc??u
j acknowledged the honor conferred upon
him. lie turned tlrst to President
; Wilson and bowed his thanks, then io
i l.loyd George for the. tribute he had
i paid him. It was not alone a tribute
; to him. he said, but to France.
"We have come together as trtcndV

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