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U.S. Didn't Start War, Says
General's Relative.
I !
(first time. He came from nonnern
Alabama, near Florence, where he
' Indifferent. Ho hsu missed onlv one
reunion. 11 fought under Gener&l
Declares Foes of This Government
Should Face Firing Squad.
"We didn't start this trouble across
the water," said Col. R. E. Lee,
nephew of the Confederate general,
speaking: at the concert and recep
tion held for the Confederate veter
ans at the Bureau of Pensions yes
terday. "But, please Goi, all stand
lag together, we shall finish It."
Every speaker on the program em
phasized the lory of the reunited
country, and evxery speech and every
selection by the Marine Band was
wildly cheered by the audience, esti
mated at over 0,000.
"Foes of the Government should
face the firing squad," said Corporal
James A. Tanner, In making the ad
dress of welcome.
"The modern pacifist and the antl
conscrlptlon agitator are the lineal
descendants of the Copperheads of
tie Wa, he vehemently declared.
Marine Band Furnishes Music
Commissioner of Pensions Saltz
raber introduced the speakers.
The Marine Band furnished seven
selections, which were received with
much enthusiasm.
Among the speakers besides
Colonel Lee and Corporal (Tanner
were Gen. Isaac West and Admiral
Baird. of the Confederate navy.
Frank D. Hester read an original
poem of greeting by Comrade H. A.
It was announced that for the bene
fit of the veterans "The Continental
Congress" will be presented In cos
tume by members of the Department
of the Interior at the Sylvan Theater
tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock. More
than 200 Government employes will
take part In the presentation of the
spectacle, and the Marine Band will
furnish the music E. J. Ayers Is
chairman of the executive committee.
Personnel of Committee.
The committee In charge of yester
day's reception was composed of Capt.
Fred Beall. Gen. A. J. West. M. C
Bass, Thomas W. Byassee, John T.
Callaghan, Charles O. Embry. Capt.
J. W. Fit, W. a Grady, IV. S. Grlgs
br, James F. Gullck. T. F. Hodgson,
Frank A. Howell. Thomas Hudson,
Capt. John M. Hickey. John A. Kep
hart, R. H. Kirke, Jacob M. Locker.
W. L. Morris, W. J. Parr, Robert M.
Thompson, A. H. Frear. Capt. H. C.
Duncan, Abram Myers, Dr. James Mc
Kee. George B. Fleming, Dr. Law
rence Wilson, Henry a. Beach, John
Mlddleton. Capt. J. Tyler Powell, Wll.
11am F. Shuckera, John R. Weathers,
Charles E. Harris. George R. Smith,
James H. Perkins, S. R. Whitney.
Charles MAtthews, and A. H. Van
C P. Rogers, eighty-one years old,
of the Fourth Virginia Cavalry Regi
ment, known as the Black Horse
Regiment of Early, served all four
years. Mr. Rogers Is very deaf and
carries an ear trumpet about with
htm. making new rrlsnda at evsry
He Is on of the smallest, men In
csmp, and was one of the best cav
alrymen of his day.
One of Mr. Roger's exploits was to
help cut the railroad between Wash
ington and Baltimore.
E, A. Crew, of Warrenvllle, OL,
now In the city, was In Atlanta when
Sherman marched through. Mr. Crew
is spending much of his tlmo over at
the House Office Building, whrre
several of his cronies of the war are
Just Some Sidelights on Capital's
Honored Visitors.
W. T, Crouther, of Charlotte coun
ty. Va.. who was In the Quartermas
ter corps under General Lee. ssid he
sever toted a gun during the whole
war, because of his bsd health. H
thinks well of Washington, but
doesn't like the way the lunch rooms
nere cook beefsteak.
Paths have been worn through the
fields bordering the sidewalks In the
vicinity of the Tent City. The vets
prefer to walk on dirt rather than
"Did you know Lieut. Malcolm 3
Xeal of the old command was dead?
one of the old veta inquired of an
other as they sat perched on the
steps of the House wing of the
"Yes." ssld the other old boy In
gray, "I heard It this morning. He
was a brave man and a cood leader.
I was with him In many a rush.
That man could ride a horse. Well
we haven't any of us long to stay
here nw.
Dlsdusslon followed as to what
Diners ot ine oia command naa aieu
since the last reunion.
veterans who lolled about their "tent
city" last night.
The Alabama division, headed by
Acting Commander B. F. Ellis. Is
stopping at the Hotel Gordon. Gen.
D. M. Scott Is the adjutant In charge
of the headquarters.
Mrs. J. A. Rountree, matron of hon
or for the Alabama division, has for
her sponsor Miss Louise Hooper. Her
maids of honor are the Misses Joseph
ine Sutton and Marie Anderson. Mrs.
Ben MIcoe, of Washington, Is the
Miss Ruth De viit of Fort Worth,
Texas, attended the Dan last nignu
Sergt. Walter A. Edwards. Justice
of the peace at Norfolk, Vs., who
says he wasn't a general but Just a
plain sergeant during the war, la In
Washington for the reunion.
Recognizes Man Whom He
Saw 53 Years Ago.
Mrs. H. L. Alexander, wife of Sena
tor Alexander of the Virginia State
senate, and Miss Ethel and Mary Alex
ander from Portsmouth, Va are here
for the reunion.
Miss Gladys Alexandria, member of
the Daughters of the Confedracy
Cholr at Portsmouth. Vs., Is here for
the reunion.
R. M, Glbba, of Savannah, Ga., llkea
Washington weather.
Capt. J. J. Makle, of Raleigh. If. C
Is hsppy to be back with the old
command. True, there are not so
many members of the command as
before, hut there are many who can
still tell about what happened In
the campaigns.
Major W. A. Martin, of Sparta. Ga
ls out for blood. He wants every son
to enlist and go out to beat up that
German enemy.
"Not a chance that we won't lick
em," he said today.
"My name Is Velonia: I send the
radio; I ra charmed to meet you,"
was the substance of most of the
audible conversation of one of the
Italian veterans who attended the
ball at the Raleigh last night. He
was popular with the women at the
Comdr. E. V. White, executive officer
of the Merrlmac when she was sunk by
the Monitor. Is here. He retold the
.inVlnr event last nlsht to a score of
sons of his comrades.
Dr. Vernon I'Anson. of Virginia,
chaplain general of the Army of the
South, who Is a brother to Major Wil
liam I'Anson. who penned the terms on
which Fort Sumter surrendered. Is In
Washington. Dr. I'Anson has Just re
tired from his pulpit In the Church of
Grace. Norfolk. Va.
Miss Elolse Weaver, of the Norfolk
mrA PnrtimAiiih rtanfeiiera te Choir, ren
dered several solos at the reception ten
dered the vets at the Congressional Li
brary last night.
Many thoughtful residents who own
automobiles are taking the veterans
for little tours about the city. The
veterans delight to ride in the motor
cars, and one was heard to remark
this morning that such an excursion
as he had Just enjoyed "would be
one of bis brightest recollections of
the reunion."
C . nmnAnrm IlfflMl rtf ttll till
parade tomorrow came down upon
the capital en masse toaay.
The veterans seemed more "at
home" last night. Scores of them
could be found In almost every habitat
of the "regular A ashlngtonian.
Ice cream was served by the ladles
of the refreshment committee to the
D. T. I'Anson. of the Norfolk
branch. Sons of Confederate Veterans,
Is taking an active part in the reunion.
Mrs. Harrison Turnbull. wife of the
deputy clerk of the court of Norfolk.
Ya.. Is chapjronlng a score of pretty
Norfolk girls who love the Stars and
Sergt. Jsmes F. Tatem of the police
department of Norfolk, whose friends
say that he raised his beautiful crop
of whiskers In order to lead a parade,
will (ead a section of the procession
W. H. Smith, of Charlottesville, Va.,
rought under General Pickett In the
battle of Gettysburg and was in -.he
famous charge of the Pickett division.
He attended the Gettysburg reunion
and would not have missed this one
tor a good deal.
Dr. William Anderson comes from
Blackburgh. S. C-, where he Is a prac
tlcing physician. He served under
General Gordon and was one of the
few who witnessed the interview be
tween General Gordon and General
Sheridan when peace was made.
James H. Clower. of Woodstock, Va.,
a member of the Eighteenth Virginia
Cavalry, was In John Borden's brigade
of General Gordon's division, which
got within four miles of Washington
In the war.
"A detachment of thirty-five men
was sent out to reconnolter and I was
one1 of them." said Mr. Clower. "We
came closer to the city of Washington
than any other body in the Confeder
ate army. When we were about to go
back a band of 300 Yankees attacked
and scattered us.
"I was all alone, watering my horso.
when a man rode up to me and said:
"Tou are under arrest. I got my gun
around real quick and said: 'I'll be
derned if I am. You are yourself.' So
I took him back to camp and got the
horse which he was riding, and It was
the prettiest little mare ever sad
dled." Mr. Clower also fought under Early
and Jackson.
Yelerans at New Willard Witness
Strange Scene.
John D. Ivey, of Flat Rock. N. C
was In the seven-day battle at Rich
mond. He fought under General
Longstreet and Brig. Gen. T. G. An
derson, or "Tlge," as the men called
V. T. Lipscomb Is here from H. A.
Carrington Camp, Charlotte Court
House, Va.. as color bearer for that
"Me Injun Joe."
Startled to hear above the soft
strains of Southern melodies which
wafted through Peacock Alley In the
New Willard last night, the gutteral
voice of an Indian, Capt. James Dink
Inn, of the Eighteenth Mississippi Cav
airy, turned to the man who addressed
The Indian's face beamed aa he
trudged up to the Confederate captain
and put his arms about him.
"Who your Captain Dlnklns ques
tioned, not recognizing the bowed fig
ure, who plainly showed his ninety
"Me Injun Joe," the aged- Indian
"You give me horse," the Indian
added, scanning Captain Dlnklns'
countenance reverently.
rtrvlved Scene of Long Ago.
Captain Dlnklns turned and put his
arms on the Indian's shoulders, scru
tinizing his every detail. He wis sur
rounded by a party of friends, but he
seemed not to sense them.
In his mind was emblazoned a scene
of long ago. A scene laid on the aid
of a sun-beaten road on the afternoon
of June 10, 1604. The few sentences
which the Indian had spoken to him
now meant volumes.
Turning to his friends, who had
witnessed the episode In bewilder
ment, and speaking in a voice which
could be heard by all, for the sight
had caused many to pause. Captain
Dlnklns told his story:
"Returning with my men from a
little skirmish on the afternoon of
June 10. now about fifty-three years
ago, I found an Indian by the way
side. He was worn and bleeding and
without a mount.
"Knowing a Mr. Baldwin who lived
in the vicinity, I picked up the poor
fellow and carried him to my friend's
home. There I left him.
"Several daya afterward the In
dian came to thank me. I asked him
If he was all right, and found he was
except that he had no mount. Of
course, without a mount he was help
less, so I gave him a little pony which
I happened to have along with me
and forgot It.
A Remarkable Memory.
"That Indian's name) my friends,
was Joe Collins, whom we called 'In
jun Joe,' and who stands before me
"Injun Joe," the captain said. In
reply to the Indian salutation, and
looking Into his eyes Intently, "wel
come." Csptaln Dlnklns later remarked to
his friends that he considered the In
cident one of the mosr remarkable
which he had ever heard of.
When "Injun Joe" last saw Captain
Dlnklns he was a young man of about
twenty years, fifty-three 'years ago.
"Injun" Joe Is a delegate to the
Confederate reunion registered as
from Oklahoma City.
The old Indian later delightedly
approached the many veterans and
their friends who stood In the famous
bower never tiring In saying;
"He Captain Dink. He give me
Bugle and Drum Corps From Ar
kansas Draws Crowds.
The "noisiest bunch In the country"
Is In town.
They are the Drum and Bugle Corps
from Little Rock, Ark., or they say
when asked where they hall from:
"From Little Rock from Arkansas."
They are all dolled up in red trou
sers and dinky little caps with gold
braid on their Jackets. Yesterday
thev marched un th A ....,,- -.a !...
the longest line of black bo'ya strung
out along the street since circus aay.
They make a noise all the time with
either their bugles or their drums.
The buglers bugle while the drum
mers rest, and vice versa.
The officers of this contingent are:
Leigh G. Northrup. president" Albert
J. Rlegler. vice president; William J.
U Inn. secretarv.tr. . i. .
Truthman, manager; Manuel Wal
ters. leader; Ray p. Peloubet, drum
Hundreds of Visitors Sing in Heir
iramp Through Halls.
It is doubtful If ever before In the
history of the Congressional Library
have so many hundreds of visitors
passed through its halls and corridor
In the short Interval of one hour and
forty-five minutes as did last eve
ning. Notwithstanding that their day had
already been filled with numerous' en
ticing activities, the Confederste vet
earns, their ions, daughters, and
friends began assembling early in
the evening, and by the time the
doors were thrown open such a steady
Me of visitors had formed a to keep
the augmented corps of attendants
busily engaged.
As the veterans tramped through
the library they chanted their cher
ished .songs, and every once In a
while a r-l would be wafted
rom the balconies.
Women t ,..,,., as they swept
through the various chambers pt the
neerless btilMlnr w. lit, t i.
such exclamations as "how gorgeous"
or simply -on.
dent of the Southern Relief Society,
under whose auspices the visitors
were guided through the library, was
assisted by Captain Dunnlngton, C 8.
A.; Cap.atn Grady, C S. A-, and Law.
rence Washington, of the llhrarv
Beauty and Chivalry of South
in Great Array.
Function Was Testimonial of Sons
of Dixie's Warriors.
Two Washington delegates to the
Jewish Congress to be held in this
city September 2. will be chosen at
an election next Sunday. A nomina
ting committee has selected .Bernard
Danzansay, Judge Milton Straaburg
er. B. Cohen, and M. Frelllcoff as can
didates, and the two receiving the
highest number of votes will he delegates.
The congress will have about 600
delegates, representing every large
city In the United States and many
small ones. It will devote much time
to the proposal to re-establish a Jew
ish nation In Palestine.
Never was the "beauty of the women
of the Southland more dazzling than at
the ball given them and the Confeder
ate Veterans by the Sons of Confederate
Veterans last night.
Three ballrooms were necessary to ac
commodate the vast crowd, estimated
at about 10.000 persons. Erly In the
evening the Raleigh ballroom wa
crowded to the very doors. The same
was true of the Powhatan and thr Ar
cade, where the overflow from the Ra
leigh wss sent.
The soft Southern drawl of beautiful
women and the chivalry of their es
corts recalled ante-bellum social events.
Uniforms Brightened Assembly.
The popular conception of the South
ern gentleman, tall, stately, wnitt
bsarded. was present scores of him.
Numbers of the old soldiers In uni
form and with all medals and other in
signia, crowded the ballrooms. Occa
sionally one of them would attempt to
dance the steps of modern days, but
they soon gave It up In disgust.
"Madame." said one of them who tare
the title pf colonel, a cane, and half a
score of medals for bravery, to a "bene
of half a century ago. "do you remem
ber the dance we had at Cunnel John
son's home years ago? And do you re'
member that I danced every one of
those dances with you? But we cant
dance these newtfangled steps.
Many of the young women here
were without previous acquaintance
and were escorted by their parents,
but aa soon as they arrived at the
various ball rooms, they were Intro
duced around and were soon lost In
the maze of dancers while their par
ents watched them, perhaps a bit en
viously. Made One Exception.
Cards of admission were necessary.
Some unfortunates- who neglected to
bring them were not permitted to en
ter. At the Raleigh, one handsome
girl, after standing In the crowd at
the elevator for nearly half an hour,
and being Jostled about before the
entrance to the ballroom for nearly aa
long again finally got to the door.
When asked for her card, she had
forgotten to bring It. "I am sorry,"
said the Southerner guarding the
door, but "Ob, you. mean man."
flashed the pretty girl, with a look
straight Into his eyes. "I reckon we
can make an exception In your case.
madame, replied the mere man, and
she passed In radiantly.
The dancing continued until the
early hours.
EiUb. 1877 Desirable Quallt let Correct Styles
A. Llinerll
i m
New Kimonos at $1.98
Just arrived 5 new style of Serpentine Crepe- in plain
colors; also Japanese and floral designs, made op In hubbard,
empire and waist effects, ribbon and braid trimmed, some with
pleated skirts elaborate enough to cost considerably more than
Dresses, of colors, with white collar and cuffs. And Dressing
Sacques In white or colors. New, different, and better.
Third Floar. "
I Gowns & Skirts
Unusual at 75 r
Also a few Envelope demise,
made dainty with organdy
medallions outlined in laces.
The gowns and skirts are trim
med with embroidery, Torchon,
Vat and Cluny Laces that will
wash without fraying. AH are
of superior nainsook, long
cloth, or cambric and all are
perfect fitting and well made.
Unusually good at 75c.
Unusual at IQr
Short Skirts, Corset Covers,
Bernard Gleason, a former member
of the District National Guard, who
recently pleaded guilty to a charge
of housebreaking, was sentenced to
two years In the penitentiary by Jus
tice Gould. In the District Supreme
Court, late yesterday, but the sen
tence was suspended during the good
behavior of the defendant. Justice
Gould said that the previous good rec
ord of the youth was the reason for
suspending the punishment.
One gaunt, husky vet. James Law
rence from Athens. Ga said the old
gray boys were and are the bravest
men that ever marched. The linn
boys he admitted could scrap, too.
"If President Wilson would call on
these old boys. Instead of this gen
eratlon." he said, "we could raise an
army of 60.000 fighting 'Rebs' and
'Feds' who could break Hlndenburg's
Some modern dead-eye shots were
performing in a shooting gallery
when "Pap" Barrows, who was a Mis
sissippi sharpshooter, rame around.
"Pap" took a few shots that made
the youngsters open their eyes. Then
"Pap" offered to shoot for nickels
but could get no takers.
George Wood of Alabama. George
Mills of North Carolina, and John
Lundy of Virclnla. all colored "vets."
arrived yesterday morning and stay
ed together all day George Wood
was surprised at the speed of the
train on which he rame to the Cspl
tal When he went aboard, he asked
the engineer if he was going to get
him up to that reunion. Til get you
there or kill you. rame the casual
reply of the engineer, whereupon
George admitted feverently praying.
The H. H. S.-D. F. C. Band from
Tamps, Fla., gave an informal and
Impromptu concert last night at the
Tent City. The uniforms of gren.
white, and red add a touch of color
to the mass of gray around.
Steve Berrv Kbrhardt. the cIord
fellow from Brhol's artillery, with his
high white braver and red sash, which
tells in rhlnestones that he comes
from Rome, Ga, and Floyd County
Camp 36S, had a nice time riding
around In white folks automobiles
yesterday Steve Is very popular.
Steve was In Eehol's artillery under
General Flnntgan He never shot a
Federal soldier, he fald, but his massa
used to shoot all that rame near him,
so he guessed that was all right
Stever said he used to wait on them
gentlemen that did the shooting.
Rueben Patterson, eighty-one years
old, stooped and bent. Is one colored
man whose loyalty to the Gray
brought him to the Capital for the
Brain Workers
need to keep the digestion strong,
so that the food may renew the
supply of nervous energy Use
Beecham's Pills
Ssld Everywhere. In boxea lOeandSSe J
Here's a Good Way to Stop Loss of
Hair and Start New Hair Growth.
If ttie hair root is absolutely dead.
permanent baldness will be your lot,
and you might as well cheer up as
to bemoan your fate. If your hair Is
falling or thinning out, don't wait an
other day, but go to O'Donnell's
Drug Store and get a bottle of Paris
Ian Sage, the truly efficient hair grow.
er. Don't say, "It's the same old
story; I've heard it before," but try a
bottle at once If it succeeds the ex
pense Is trifling, and should it fall
the cost Is nothing. Parisian Sage Is
guaranteed to promote new hair
growth, to stop falling hair and Itch
ing scalp, and to abolish all dandruff,
or money refunded.
Fartslan Sage contains Just the ele
ments needed to properly Invigorate
and nourish the hair roots. It's a
prime favorite with discriminating
ladles because It makes the heir soft,
bright, and appear twice as abundant
It Is antiseptic, killing the odors that
are bound to arise from excretions of
the scalp, and. aa everyone knows,
saee Is excellent for the hair and
scalp A large bottle la Inexpnslve at
druggists everywhere, but be sure to
get tne genuine l'arisian sage as nis
is the one that has the guarantee
printed on every package. Advt.
Men's and Boys'
Khaki Clothing
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and Drawers.
the materials
Palais Royal, First Floor.
Wait till you see
and the needle-
Omr Bargaam Basemrieinit
Offers Silk Dresses
at $12.50
From higher priced lots the
last of many lots are combined
and made into one great group
and offered at a reduced price for
Taffeta Silk Dresses,
Crepe de Chine Dresses,
Georgette Crepe Dresses,
Plaid and Stripe Dresses.
The girl graduate can find
loveliest of white dresses and all
the best of colors. A great va
riety and all sizes in one style or
Palais Royal Basement Floor.
New and Lovely House Dresses
Different 89C Better
Summer poems these Voile Dresses, of white ground
with rosebuds in colors. Daintily finished with lace trim
med collar, front and pocket And note how chic the pocket!
Sizes 38 to 46, at only 89el Tomorrow fn'the Basement
Save the Tax
Wines and Whiskies
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The photograp2i b (bed of Mr. Frank "King, noted car
toonist with the Chicago Tribtme.
Concerning his new KING 8, Mr. KING writes aa
"There's a new srrrral in the Knit household.
AH are doing nicely, thank you. '
Say, yon never saw anything so actrre in your Hfe,
and naturally wc are all proud of it It has a mar
velous appetite, fairly eats up the country roads.
And quiet I You wouldn't guess there was one
around if you didnt see It Ifs easily bandied and
requires very Utile care, but if you step on it wow!
It's never been peevish, cross, nor had the croup,
and never keeps us up Bights without our consent.
What is it?
A KING 8, of course."
Proven by gruelling official stock car tests. Un
failing service on the farm, in the city or battlefield.
Series EE, 7 Passenger Touring,
Series EE, 4 Passenger Foursome,
Series EE, 3 Passenger Roadster,
Series EE, 7 Passenger Sedan,
Prices f. o. b. Detroit Subject Change At Any Time.
Wire Wheels $100 Extra.
Table Linen
Special ..ftQf y(j
Six patterns, all good, bsavy
and fraa of dressing-. This table
damask will be valued at SOe
yard. Special at 39c
Turkish Towels
Special ........ Qf
Guest slxe. 21X18 Inches. All
white and with pink or blue
borders. Made to retail at 15c
very special at 9c
The Time to Invest in Laces
is when real 20c to 50c values can be had at prices that
average less than half.
B Laces Special at 12Jc and 19c Yard u
I 3,800 yards went on sale Monday the lot includes 3 to
9-inch-wide new edges, some few silk chantilly, and heavier
m artificial silk bands- also Oriental net bands and shadow
laces. As good values as ever, only in less quantities 20c m
u to 50c laces at 12c and 19c yd.
On Palais Royal Basement Store Tables.
Sport Hats
Special 59c
Of Milan Braid and Milan
Hemp, the chic little sport hat
ot today, tncludlnc sample!
worth to 13.00, at only 38c
Silk Waists
sdai ..$1.59
Tub Silk Waista of sport
stripes are warranted to wash.
The large white collar with,
border ot the stripes.
Cretonnes and Marquisette
Values to 29c Of Per Yard
The only reason for the price being loc instead of 29c
yard is because the lengths range only to 10 yards. But they
are the mill ends or tamous makers, comprising neavy 36-inch-wide
cretonnes for slip covers and draperies. And high
ly mercerized madras for summer curtains, that will launder
without stretching.
Tomorrow on Basement Store Tables.
Rag Rugs
18x36 Inches
Superior washable run, the
popular hit and miss pattern,
finished with (rinsed ends. And
only 24c
Bakement Stare.
Window Shades
36x72 Inches
These oil opaque and Holland
shades are seconds ot S9s trade.
Choice of white, creen. and
DasemeaC Starr. ,
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