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ESTABLISHED 1784
Oldest Daily Newspaper in the
.United States and. Best Adrertis
ing Medium in Northefta Virginia
For this , section?Fair and cold
er tonight Temperature about 30
degrees
' ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1919.
VOL. CXXXV?No. '276.
LYCEI
T
Wiir ParticiBate In League
Games to be Played
' This Winter
WILLIAMS TEAM COACH
Other Athletics Planned by Lyceum
For the Yenng Men?Former
Members to Pay Exhibition Games
?^At a meeting: of-the male mem
bers of St. Mary's Catholic Church
held at the parsonage Monday even
ing, plana -were discussed concern
ing the welfare of thp young men
and boys of the parish.
Rev.. Louis Smet, pastor, announ
ced that it was his intention to ad
vance the interests of the young
sters under his, charge in every
way possible, arid siaid he was in
favor ,of cleati and manly athletics,
as well as having the lads read in
structive books, hundreds of which
can be selected from the shelves of
the Lyceum library.
A basketball league was organ
ized, "to be known as the "Lyceum
Basketball League."
Leslie "Jeff" Williams, considered
a higK class star and instructor in
playing basketball was appointed
coach by Father Smet. A meeting
will be held in the Lyceum Hall,
Sunday, at 3 p.'m.4, at which time
teams to play in the league games
will be formed.
?Games will be flayed every night,
except Sundays. Practice for bas
ketball will, be in the gymnasium,
but regular games will be played in
the Lycfcum Hall.
An effort will be made to have
former members of the Champion
Lyceum basketball team play exhi
bition games with visiting teams a<f
a special attraction. Coach Wil
liams desfires that the following
players report to him for consulta
tion: Kemp Cockrell,. William En
twisle, . William Toomey, Edwin
"Rosy" *Hayden, James Patterson,
and Patrick .^Gorman.
RATE BILL VETOED
President ( Holds Authority Should
! i Not be Restored t<*i I." C. C.
; Holding that, .the authority of the
Railroad..Adm'inistration over rates,
schedules ,afnd; classifications was ne
cessary to enable it to meet promptly
operating emergencies arising during
the-.^aasting period of heavy.,,traffic,
President Wilson vetoed yesterday the
Senate bill restoring the pre-war rate
making powers of the Interstate Com
mence Commission,
Because of the stort time interven
ing before the roads are returned to
private operation on January 1.. lead
ers in the; Senate and House . we're
agreed that no effort would be made
to pass the measure' over the veito.
Republican. Leader Mondell, of the
House, said, flatly he never had ap
proved the bill; and consequently was
in accord with the President's .action.
The President's message disapprov
ing the bill, of which' Senator Cum- j
mins, Republican, Iowa, was the au
thor. was transmitted to the Senate,
but because of cloture on the peace
treaty it was' not formally presented.
? SEVEN KILLED IX,CRASH
Six Nurses m Auto Victims of Colli
* sion With Train
Buffalo, N; Y?. Nov. 19.?Seven
occupants of an-automobile, includ
ing six nurses returning from a
social affair, were killed when the
car was struck by a train at a grade
?crossing on the outskirts of the city
early yesterday. .
GRAND TONIGHT -
Douglks Fairbanks, In ''In ' Again,
Out Again."
PROPOSALS ? ,
Proposals for the dismantling and'
loading on cars for shipment of three
U. S. all steel A. E. F., type
hangers, 66 by 140 .feet wide 100
feet long, located at Morrow Field
will fee received and opened at 11
oVJock November 19 in the office of
the ' undersigned^., at 6th and -B
streets, Washington, E>. C
Leo V. Lannen,
275-Stp Chief S, Engineering Section
RERUN RIOTOUS
Cavalry Plow;, Through - Crowds
Gathered to Cheer Former
"War Gods."
'Berlin, Nov.' 19.?Germany's fallen
"war gods," H'indenburg and Luden
dorff, appeared yesterday before the
peoples tribunal?one of the/" four
parliamentary subcommittees au
thorized by the national assembly to
establish whether Germany provoked
the war or was forced into it, and tP
determine the causes and the guilt for
her defeat and collapse.
Cries of "Down with the Republic!"
"Uown. with-the investigation com
mittee!" and "Hoch Hindernburg!" an
swered by shouts of "Down with the
military!" ,and "Down with the reac
tion!" echoed through the vicinity of
the Reichstag Building as Hindenburg^
escorted by a squadron of cavalry,
?drove' up. ,
Fearing clashes between the Na
tionalists and Socialists, the streets
in the neighborhood of the Reichstag;
building were shut, off by heavy d-r j
tachments of safety guards and mil-!
itary armed with rifles and hand
grenades. In the center of the Tier
garten detachments of Roske troops
'were concentrated, whijp at strategic
points around the Reichstag building
numerous machine guns were mount-*
ed.
A blinding snowstorm discouraged
large street gatherings. A crowd of
500* which had managed somehow to
get near, showed intentions of storm
ing the Reichsrtag entrance. A squad-.,
ron of cavalry escort rode into the
ranks' of the peopTe and scattered
them. ^
?H'indenburg declared Tie was in full
accord with Ludendorff at-all times
He asserted Germany's defeat was
due to defection at home and "lack
of unity, holding fast, and win to
victory."
The excitable former chiof of staff
now and then pounded the table with
his fist. He treated the chairman in
a manner sometimes'bordering on dis
respect.
On'one occasion Ludendorff in effect
called Count von Bernstorff a liar. He
was asked regarding the former am
bassador's stateemnt that he, Luden
dorff, told him in'May, 1917, he would
bring the war to an end within three
months.
A sharp setto ensued, in which the
cool, calm,- deliberate,., smiling diplo
mat showed off to better "advantage
than the irascible military chieftain,
who in a high-pitched voice exclaimed:
"Her von Bernstorff's testimony re
garding his conversation with me is
untrue.". -?
REV. DR. BOWIE WILL SPEAK
?AT ST. PAUL'S TONIGHT
.The*Rev. Dr!: J. Russell Bowie,
rector of St. Paul's Church, Rich
mond, has accepted the invitation of
the three Episcopal churches of
Alexandria, to speak for the Na
tion Wide Campaign, this evening
at 8 o'clock in St. Paul's Church.
South Pitt street. *? ,
Dr.? Bowie'is one of the most able
speakers in the church and a large
composite congregation is expected
to' be present to hear him. A
-most cordial invitation- is extend
ed to the public to attend this ser
vice and avail themselves of the
opportunity to hejr a splendid talk.
MEMORIAL TREES
/ "
Planted in Christ Church Yard Today,
Services Sunday Afternoon
The two,trees, Nordman Firs, me
morials to Lieut. George Moncrief
Anderton. Company 501 Engi
neers, and Sergeant Major John M.
Leadbeater,^ 5(5 Pioneer Regiment,
both of whom gave their lives to
their country in the great world
war, were planted today in Christ
Xhurch yard* by George. Leissler,
nursery-man, Alexandria county,
under the auspices of the ^adies'
Aid Society o!f. Christ Church.
The memorial services will be
held Sunday afternoon, November
23, a*: 3:30 o'clock. Fifty soldiers
from Walter Reed Hospital will be
brought to this service in automo
biles by the young men of the Sun
day School, a number of whom saw
service overseas.
MASONIC NOTICE
A called convocation of Mt. Ver
non R. A. Chapter No. 14 will be
h<jld Wednesday evening, Novem
ber 19, 1919, at 7:30 for^the pur
pose of conferring the mark and
Past Master degrees. .
'' .By order of the H. P.
275-2c ' F. ?JW. Latham, Secty.
MINUTE APPEAL
President Sends Letter to
Senator Hitchcock
on Treaty
"DEFEAT AS REVISED"
Sincerely Hopes Friends and Sup
porters Will Vote Against Reso
lution
President Wilson today strongly1
urged -\dniinistration Senators to de-;
feat the Lodge resolution of ratifi-1
cation of the.peace treaty,
The Lodge reseivations mean 'nulli- j
fication" of the treaty, he'declared in j
a letter to Senator Hitchcock, which |
was read ac a conference of Demo
cratic Senators.
"I sincerely1' hope that the friends
and supporters of tfie treaty will vote
against the Lodge resolution of rati
fication," the President said.
"Tht* door will then probably be
o.pen for a 'genuine resolution of
ratification.'"
high school DRAMATICS ?'
The program offered tomorrow and
Friday night ? by the High School
Players will *>e of sufficient variety
to please any tfite. The Japanese
play coming first on the program will
appeal, with its oriental setting, to
your artistic sensibilities and to your
iove pf color. Then, if you like to laugh
you will surely do so when you see
"our hero" in the predicament brought
a'bout by his "Mouse trap.
Besides these, there is "Miss Civili
zation which will b?j sure to interest
and entertain you/by'its fine drama
tic construction, to'ii are cordially in
vited to encourage the young actors
by your attendance. 1 he casts of
characters for the three playlets
follow: v
? The Revenge of Shari-Hot-Lu
Shari-Hot-Lu, a learned Japanese,
Melvin Devers; Kioto, a young Japan
ese, Charles' Houston; Harold Arm
strong, a young American. I'red
Petitt; Mrs. Beaconstreel of Boston.
Miss Lynda Carver; Nina. fier daugh
ter. Mjss Mildred Llyod; Morg-ni-fa
called Cherry Blossom, Miss Nancy
Wattles; Toy-ama, her mother. Miss
Catherine. Parker.
Miss Civilization
Miss Gardner, daughter of James
K. Gardner, a R. R. President. Miss
Hilda Noonan; Burglars. Joe Hatch,
Edward Oliver; 'Bricks Meakin, Mil
ton 'Starnell ;Harry Hayes. Magnus
Bales; Captain Lucas, chief of po
lice. Everett James
The Mouse Trap
Mrs. Somcy-S, pretty, youmr. stylish
in the last traces of widowhnd. Miss
Inez Moore;* Willis Crawford, esq..
Jack Pohl; Jane. Miss Marion Dienelt;
Mrs Miller. Miss Margaret Paff: Mrs.
Lou Bemis. Miss Anne Knight; Mrs.
Curwen, Miss Irma Wolfe; Mr*.
Roberts, Miss Virginia Steele.
FLOOD NEW YORK POLICE
?New York. Nov. .10.?If some en
terprising thief with a ta>te for
liquor as great as that usually aor
credited to Omar Khayyam would
drop into New York police head
quarters and speed awav with the
stock of confiscated liquids now re
posing there, hi* would take a erreat
weight from the mind of James E.
Murray/ property clerk.
Because of a measure passed f
vears ar> preventine destruction of I
liquor seized in raids, one of the
largest and most diversified stocks
in the United States has accumula
ted at headquarters. Murray an
nounced last night. With all the
storeroom space taken up by ke^s
and bottles, he rppealcd today to
Corporation Counsel Burr for advice
on what to do.
Even with the numberless parch
ed thrpats in this city Burr was
forced to "reserve decision."
PIED?Wednesday. November 19.
1019. Robert Lynne Lipps. Jr.. in
fant son of Mr. and Mrs: Robert
Lynne Lipps. 276-lc
. ^
Chew Mooiishine Sur.-Cured plug
chewing tobacco. ''That Mellow
Flavor," 10 cents a cut, 20 cents
'the plug. ?' At all tobacco dealers.
276-4c.
DAVK-MYERS NUPTIALS
The Methodist Episcopal Church
? South was the see no of a very
J pretty wedding this morning at 10'
j o'clock when Miss Julia Whiting
j Davis, daughter of, Mr. and Mrs.
j William tB. Davis, became the bride
.of Mr. Robert L. Myers, Jr. Rev.
Dr. E. V. Regester. officiating.
The bride, who "was given in mar
riage Wy her father, wore a suit of
rose taupe duvetyn with touches of {
seal and hat of navy velvet trimmed j
with uncurled ostrich. She carried]
a shower bouquet of orchids and j
(Xphelia roses. Her attendant, Miss j
Pearl Schwa "/.man. wore a suit of
brown peachblcom with hat to
match and carried yellow chrysan
themums. >
During the seating of the guests,
Mrs. Thomas Hulfish/sang several
songs and the wedding music was
rendered by Mrs.. George Warfield.
. Immediately after the ceremony,
the bride and groom left for a
northern trip. 1
SPEAKS AT CONFERENCE
Rev. Dr. Jackson Makes Address-at
x Lynchburg
Rpv. Dr. E. B. Jackson, pastor of
the First Baptist Church, this city,
yesterday delivered an address en
titled "Improvements on Baptist Po
lity." at the closing session of the
Baptist pastors, conference held in
Eynchburg which was attended by be
tween 500 and 000 persons.
"Improvements on Baptist Polity''
was, discussed; by Rev. Dr. E. B. Jack
son. He pleaded for efficiency and ex
pressed the hope that the $75,000,000
campaign would 'help improve thi*
in the Baptist church. He said Bap
tist polity is democratic and to suc
ceed it must be efficient.
"Wiill Qur system of church gov
ernment ytand?" he asked. He be
lieved it would and that every form
of church government which is not
democratic would- fall. He feared th
question, of religious democracy is not
fully understood and thought the Bap
tist church had not cay ar t the idea
until it got the vision cf .the STo,
000,000 campaign. He asked if the
rule of the majority rules 'in all of
the churches.-asserting that the next
great world issue will be to do away
with an ecclesiastical aristocracy. He
pleaded >trough' fo1* ine development J
of leaders and not bosses, showi-i
that the leaders must he .trained to;
enable thr cbu'vh to stand up in these
latter 'iays. declaring it. would be a
miserable failure without a trained
leadership. He also made a pba for
a vigorous spirit of, inter-depend
ence?for the Strong church to help
the weak ones. He said in th. 'ocal
churches a democracy must Tmvin
faithful church officers and he depri
cated continuing a man in office .if he
is not faithful. He thought he ought
to be out &nd let get mad on the o.ut
side, rather than let him stay in and
sap the life out of the church. He
regretted that men are permitted to
hold office who are guilty of social
sins or of% unfaithfulness, who are a
stumbling blocks to the young. He
closed-with a plea for organization to
the last notch; for ?? trained leadev- j
ship, which would be a strong "force
in coping with* the big problems of
the day. '
I,AB()i? OFFICIALS INDICTED
\ # ???
Clothing Workers' Chiefs Accused
of Extortion h.v "Fines"
Chicago, Nov. 19.?Indictments
were voted late yesterday again-t
six officials of the Amalgamated
Clothing Workers of America, who j
are charged with having obtained
money from cloth^^g manufacturer.5 j
by means of extortion and the levy
of '?fines? in the settlement of
strikes.
Four clothing manufacturers are
said to have testified that, they
paid more 4han $100,000 to ' repre
sentatives of the organization.
The men also are charged with
issuing boycotts and blacklist or
ders against certain firms' and in
dividual workers, conspiracy to coln
mit a felony, malicious destruction j
of property and the maiming and
disfiguring .of persons.
v - GRAND THEATRE
Douglas Fairbanks, in ''In Again.
Out Again.'
furnitpre sale'
Contents of new "Southland Hotel, '
; 110 South Rova! street, will he sold";
; privately daily from 11 a. m., until j
j 5 p: "m. ?* The sale will bev held !
i eacK day this week. - 274-3c j
Delegates Entertained by
Dr. Kate Waller, Bar
rett, Recent
AJARINE BAND PLAYS
Sessions of Association Held Today
at Continental Memorial Hail in
Washington?Reception Tonight
The evening: session of the state
conference of the Daughters of the
i
American Revolution opened at S
o'clock last 1111:ht in the auditorium
of the Chamber of Commerce, pre
sideed ever bv I)r. Ivate Waller
Barrett. Several reports of chap
ters were given after which -Mrs.
Barrett presented ' the representa
tives of other organizations who
made short addresses. Mrs. William
Jackson Mortof. represented Mrs.
Kate Cabell Cox. for the. Colonial
Dames. Mrs. William Cabell Flour
ney. the United Daughters of the
Confederacy, and Miss Helen Xorris
Cummings, for the Pedoration of
Women's Clubs.
?Dr. Barrett then introduced Col- ,
nnel Schneider, of'the Marine CoYps.
who gave a short talk, preceding
Mrs. George Harnett, wife of- Maj.
General George. Barnett, (Command
ant of the Marine Corp. Mrs.
Burnett's address was "With the
Marines in France,'' and she gave a
graphic description of her trip to
France towards the close of the
wa'r.. owing to the extreme illness
of General Barnett. and her obser
vations throughout the war zone.
' Miss Anne I.ewis .Tones, of this
city, and a member of Anne Pickett
Chapter, T). A.' R.. was presented
by Dr. Barrett, for that chapter,
with an overseas honor < medal, as
Mi^s Jones served in France with
Dr. McGuire's Hospi^il Unit. Dr.
Barrett pfiid a eulogy to Miss
Jimes' service and the .pride of her
chapter in having one of their mem
bers serve with distinction in the i
World War. In .Miss .1ones' reply ?
of thanlrs and appreciation of this
honor conferred upon her. she spoke l
of. the splendid record of Dr. Bar
rett's youngest daughter, Mrs.
Charles Poser, of Canada, who while
her husband. Major Pcser. of .the
Canadian Force, was at the front,
drove an 'ambulance in London dur
ing air raids, and served as a driver
throughout the war.
The music was furnished'by forty
pieces of the Marine Band from
Qn antico, and was irreatly on|r>yed
by all who were so fortunate as to
hear it. The#young ladies who act
ed as pages were Miss Collins Jones.
Miss Fortune Kirkpatrick. Miss
Sarah Cox and Miss Nellie Uhler.
This meeting was followed by s:
beautiful reception at the home of
Dr. Barrett, -IDS Duke street, in
honor of the officers and delegates
from Anne Pickett Chapter, where
Mrs. Barnett received with Dr.
Barrett.
The Marine Band was stationed
in the conservatory and played
throughout the reception. Those
assisting in the dining room "were
Miss Pickett Waller, Mrs. John B.
Barrett. Mrs. Percy Evan?. Miss
Moncure, Miss Kathrin GHffith
Uhler. Mjss Nellie Selden Uhlvr.
Miss Sarah Cox. Miss Fortune Kirk
patrick and Miss - Collins McKay
Jones.
The meetings of* the conference
:>re being held in Continental Me
morial Hall; Washington, today ac- j
cording to the following proirram:
Wednesday, November 19. 1919?
Morning Session. 10 o'clock Memorial,
Continental Hall, Washington. D. C.
Invocation?Rev. Randolph McKNm.
Rector Church of the Epiphany, Wash
See Anita Stewart, Friday and
Saturday at the Richmond in ,fHer
Kingdom of Dreams." with the
greatest all-star cast ever seen in
this city. ' 276-3c
DIED?Monday. November 17. 1919.
' ROBERT W. RA_LT.ENG.ER, in
his S3rd year. Funeral from his
residence, Mf. Pleasant. Fairfax
County. Thursday at 2:30 j). m..
For those who -wfll att(*nd- the fun^
eral, automobHes will leave from
Wheatley's chapel at 1:30 l?. m*
[ 2]5-3p
ington, D. C.; Address of Welcome.
Miss Hilda Fletcher, State Regent D.
C. of D. A. R.; Response. Muss Serpen,
Honorary State Recent, Virginia. Un
finished Business; "New* Business;
Election of Officers.
Wednesday, November .If.
Afternooif Session. 2 o'clock. Memo
rial Continental Hall, Washington.
v, a.
Community Singing, War Camp
Community, lead by service club; Our
National Problems and How the D. A.
R. of Virginia Can Help to Salve
Them; High Cost of Living, by A.
Mitchell Palmer; A Travesty on the
High Co^t of Living, A Community
Service Production under the direc
tion of Mrs. Maid Howell Smith; The
Hus>lAnd, Mr. Frank Steele; The Wife
Misrs Marie McGuire; An Officer of
the Food Trust, Mr. Maurice Jarvis:
Immigration. Hon. A. A. Cam i not Si,
Commissioner of Immigration and
other Speakers. Thrift the Foundatior
of Future Prosperity, Representative?;
of the Treasury Department; Out
ArmyTMrs. Newton Baker; Our Navy
Mrs. Jdsephus Dauiels; Presentation
Newly Elected Officers; Community
Service on Travelers' Aid. 0. L
Steele; Otlier Speakers wiilL be an
nounced later.
Wednesday, November 19, 1 i> 10.
, For World Cooperation?8 p. m. re j
ception at 1314 Massachusetts avenuf"
northwest, tendered by War Camp
Community Service.
Mrs. David O. Mears, Hostess. Nat
Cong. of Mothers; Miss M. V. P-*ty
Hostess Club Xo. 2; Musical tVignrn:
Addresses by note.I speakers rerre
'senting the Allies.
BOYS KILLED BY TRITIC
Altoona. Pa., Nor. 111.?Falling un
der the American Brewery's coal
truck yesterday, -the head of Ralpl
Downes, 10 years old, was crushed
from his shoulders, ami John Tipton
11, suffered a broken neck, dying half
an hour later at a hospital. The hoys
were on one bicycle and holding to tin
side of the truck whe." the accidwr
happened. John Gr-tez, the driver, wil
be charged with involuntary man
slaughter.
JENKINS TO HAVE FREEDOM
Washington, I) C.. Nov. 1.?The
acting Minister of Foreign Affairs
at Mexico City has informed the
American' Embassa;' that, the St >.tc
authorities at Puebla had been in
structeil not 'to nndest WiUi:i:n 0.
Jenkins.
POSTPONEMENT OF MEETING
The open meeting, scheduled tc .')?
held by Alexandria Council Ordei
Fraternal Americans, tomorrow ey(>n
ing has been postponed until a fu
ture date. The ?'Count-J howler, i:
going ahemi arranging for its ei-.s:
initiation the ffc-st week in Dec-.-in!ti-r
and already a large number of can
didate.^ have been secured, an.i it i?
expected to have at least To candi
dates to receive the degrees, fhu?
bringing the membership of the coun
cil to ov.-r nOO. ,,
UELV ON RAISINS TOK KICK
Lewistotvn. Pa., Nov. 1!). -Mer
chants here say' they have sold
more raisins and rye within the
past few weeks than -for five years
previous, some of them going so far
as to order shipments by express
to meet the trade. These pro lu-ts .
are being used extensively in rider !
ftfe winter ?o meet the war timr |
prohibition situation. After it has
raw-bed the high tide of intoxication. ;
the beverage product is known ? ,:S I
"skv rocket." an 1 is guaranteed f-ii ;
make its victim stone his grand- ;
mother.
Apples are now sold high as SO i
cents a peck, although cider can be i
bought, at 2~> cents a gallon.
See. Anita Stewart. Friday and !
Saturday at the Richmond ii t"Hnr j
Kingdom of Dreams." with the j
greatest all-star c;*<t over,seen ir. j
this city. ^ 278-3c j
Norfolk salt water Oysters ami
Hampton Bar clnms Jacob Brill,
foot of King Street.. ' 227-tf
Open Bar in .Alexandria
Don't forget that the lid'is always
i off at. Jester's. , - . ? '
We pass the'.dpnks out ..to One
.And all along, with .our famous
Sniife. . _ . .
Come in and let us serve .You.
Jester's King and Patrick. Sts. . -
276-Vc ,V -v '. .v
? *
C' -v ? >',-W.- >;
HAPPENINGS ABOUT
CITY TOLD III BRIEF
? ? . -. ? ?
JJe u ten an f" G r ote, of Camp Mer
ritt, X. J.. was the- guest this week
of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Padgett, at
their home in the Colonial.
The first snow of the season ar
rived before 7 o'clock this morning and
shortly before 1 o'clock this afternoon
there watf another flurry of snow.
C. B. Bailey, of Winston-Salem. N.
of Bailey Bros.. Incorporated,
manufacturers of the famous Moon
shine tobacco, is spending a few days
in this city.
i.Mrs. Emma E. Young has sold to
James F. Wood house-and lot 123
South Henry street. Francis T.
Quinn has sold to. 2Vtr*.^ Mary A.
Kelly a house and lot on the south
side of St. Asaph street between
Oranoco and Fundleton streets.
The members of Trinity Methodist
Church will give an oyster supper in
the near future, and the ladies of
Hat church are requested to meet at
:he parsonage tomorrow. Thursday,
evening at 8 o'clock, to arrange for
?he supper.
As the result of a fire shortly be
fore 1 o'clock this afternoon at the
power house at Fourteenth and B
streets, southwest, Washington traffic
over the Washington-Virgir.ua Railway
was tied up for an hour. Current was
secured at 2 o'clock and traffic re
sumed.
The funeral of Howard R Harri
son. will
morrow ? t.c<
residence, .?? ..
Harrison.
?ind servi' ? '*
Rev. Dr. o
Christ P.
Miss Mi .
missionary from" rhina, is in- this
country on. furlow and is making
tour of a number uf states- giv
ing missionary lectures on China.
She is a fine lecturer and has many
thinjrs of 'great interest to tell
about China and the missionary
work there. She will lecture at the
Free Methodist Church 424 South
Lee Street, tomorrow night at 7:30
o'clock. Admission free. All arc
invited to attend^, * t
*' n' |
BLAMES HOMELAND
Hindeohury Tells Probers' Neither
German People, Government Nor
Kaiser Desired War.
Merlin, Nov. !!).?Field Marshal
von Hindcnbu rg declared before the
sub-committee of the National As
sembly investigating war responsibi
lity: "1 know with absolute certainty
hat neither the people, tfye Kaiser
n >r the government desired war, for
th->. government knew l>?t>ter than
others, Germany's tremendously dif
ficult position in a war against the
Entente."
Germany's defensive-strength, said
?the field marshal, was as unfavorable
as possible frory, th? start, and it
might be ieft to history to decide.why
Germany's peace polity had failed.
"If the military authorities pre
pared for the possibility of an un
avoidabb? war," continued von Hin
der.burg, that was only theij- duty to
wards the nation. If there' had been
solid, united co-operation between
army and horn eland we could have at
tained victory.
"While with fche enemy, nofcwith
! standing his superiority, all parties
| were united ever more firmly in the
i determination to be victorious; with
us, although we were numerically in
f?rior. interests at horfle made their
?influence felt, and this state of af
fairs led co the breaking of the'will to
victory.
LAST OF LEE'S STAFF DYING.
CapL Robert H. Fiizhugh*Near Etn!
at Lexington. Ky.
f Lexington, Ky., Nov* ?Capt.
i Robert JI. Fittzhuglr, aged 8-3, " last
| surviving member of General Rob
j'-rt E. .Lee's staff in the Confederate
I Army,'is,dying at ?his'home in this
j city..' He."has Fieen unconscious' for
! two days., and it was said1 at his res
.idence that he was barely Tareath
jing.

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