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THOUGHT our poet, but .ut ?world's?? therefore on him no)sp|?^? And brief for thee, Browning. - Since Chaucer was alive and hale, no man hath walked along our roads ^vith steps so active, so inquiring eye, or tongue so varied in discourse. Walter Savage Landor. RORER A. JAMES T'h'e announcement of the death of Congressman Rorer A. James, of Danville, came as a sudden shock to his friends in every section ot the state. Only a few days before his demise he appeal ed the picture of robust health, and apparently had many years of usefulness be fore him. Mr. James was filling his second term m Congress, and had won the unqualified respect and af fection of his colleagues m that body. His whole lite had been spent, more or less, in public service, and he had been honored by his fellow citizens with many offices 01 trust and honor. Elected to the House of Delegates in 3.891, he served two years in that capacity, and was then elected to the state senate from Pittsylvania, where he served for eight years. In 1920 he was named chair man of the State Democratic Committee by acclaim, which position he held up to the time of his decease. In 1899 he purchase dt'he Regis ter, a morning paper, and the Bee, an afternoon paper, at Danville, both of which he owned at the time of his death, and which he had, ;wit.h untiring energy ancl b'Oimd judgment, raised^ to the front rank of Virginia journalism. "Colonel James was a man bf unusually strong char acter, fighting for his con victions with bull-dog ^ ten acity, loyal to ^ his friends, and asking no favors at the hands of the opposition. He ranked among the ablest of the sons of Vir ginia, and his loss will be ielt far and wide. ''He was a man, take him for ail in all, we shall not look upon his Hike again;' Anti-Beer Jiiil Passed. (Continued from page one) Senator Willis, of Ohio; Senator Sterling, of South Dakota, and Sen ator Nelson, of Minnesota, who lei. fhe fight for the Anti-Beer bill, de nounced the amendment in ti. strongest language. Whether tho amendment will sur vive in conference with the House r rsain. to be seen, but the wets are determined to make a hard fight foi it. They regarded its adoption as th ciost important victory scored by th art.-prohibition forces since thv- en actment of the Prohibition law. In addition to compell'ng prohi bition agents to observe the Consti tution, the Stanley amendment pro vides a fine of SJ0.000 and imprison ment for five years for any per r.ot a duly autnorizca agent of th Government who subejets any person to deprivation of his rights under tl> Constitution. This amendment is aimed at too zealous drys who take the law into their own hands and at liquor bandits who have been looting cellars all over the country. Before the final roil call was taken the Senate adopted an amendment offered by Senator Sterling author izing the Internal Revenue Commis ssonfT- to prohibit imports of wine if he found the domestic supply ade quate. "A;, amendment proposed by Sena tor Spencer, of Missouri, to permit physicians to prescribe wine without restriction as to the amount was re .c bill in its present form ?_-\uit physicians to prescribe ys. motion by Senator Broussard to .mmit the bill to committee wa 12ated, 38 to 23. The Senate rejected, without a ro'l call, the "beer and wine" amendment j of Senator Broussard. It would have ; permitted the sale of the beer con taining up to "5 per cent, of alcohol and wine of 14 per cent, upon a j thorization by State referendum. This j amendment, Senator Williams declar J ed, would nullify the prohibition ; amendment. An amendment by Senator Wads i worth, Republican, New York, also adopted, would authorize the Prohi bition Commissioner to permit re 1 importation of distilled spirits ex ported abroad when returned to bond ; ed warehouses In this country In ; original packages. No essential changes were made in House provisions extending the ; Federal prohibition laws to all terri tory under Government jurisdiction, including Hawaii and the Virgin Is lands. The Senate also retained the House clause relieving from Federal taexs all distilled spirits lost by , theft, accidental fire or other means while in transportation of a common carrier or from a bonded warehouse, i providing there should be no conni [ vance, negligence or fraud. Fourteen Republicans and six Democrats voted against passage of the bill. The Republican opponents were Senators Ball, Delaware; Brandegee, Conencticut; Cameron. ?Arizona; Johnson, California, La i Follette. Wisconsin; Lodge, Mas j sachusetts; McLean, Connecticut; Moses, New Hampshire; Penrose, Pennsylvania; Phipps, Colorado; Shortridge, California; Wadsworth, New York; Warren, Wyoming, and Weller, Maryland. The six Demo cratic opponents were Senators Broussard, of Louisiana; Gerry, Rhode Island; King. Utah; Pomerene, Ohio; Ransdell, Louisiana, and Stan ley, Kentucky. Senator Reed was paired acjainst the bill. Several Senators who voted fo: rhe prohibition amendment and the YoiStead law opposed the new bill. I rominent among them were Seni- i fors Pomerene, Rarisdcii and \\ il Hams. ? of^vine ;* once -m LIVE NEWS from ROSEMONT BRADDOCK DEL WAV MT. IDA ST. ELMO. Misses Milcey Zachary and Lena Glascock have returned to their homes in Dc! Ray, and Braddock, after a pleasant vacation which they spent at Virginia Beach and Balti more. Little Mary- Neal Waldo/, six 1 vear old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 'Frank T. Walden. of Rosemont, was badly injured in a fall while ''-t play in Richmond, Va.. her jaw Done was 1 broken in two places and dislocates besides. The acident occurred on Thursday of last week and Mr. and Mrs. Walden went at once to attend .her. At last veporst, she ws? jret ing along r.:eiy. Mrs. Louise Garner, from Wash ington. D. C-. was the guest c.f Mrs. 0. L. Keys, in St. Elmo on Sunday Mrs. F. E. Ludwig and daughter, Miss Gretta, are spending their va ation in a round of visits to rela tives in Yardsville, Berlin, and other towns in New Jersey. Mr. and Mrs. James Lamm, of Howell Avenue. Del Ray, loft Satur day for an extended trip through North Carolina, in the course of which they will visit in Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh and Rocky Mount Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kremer and son. Gustav, with Francis DeLane. motored to Earlsvvllo, in Albemr.rle county, and spent the week end with friends. Upon their return to Dei Ray. thev were accompanied by Miss Loise kremer who has been visiting there for about two weeks. 'Mrs. Susie Shuster, of St. Elmo, is visiting in Baltimore, Md. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Payne and children, have returned to Baltimore after a visit of several days in the home of his brother, Mr. Ricnaio Payne, in St. Elmo. Mr. Kmi Jackson, from iXew York citv, is the guest of his uncle, Mr. F. S. Jackson, in Rosemcnt. Rev. J. R. Wood nreached from the text "I have called you friends" from John 15:15. at the morning service of Del Ruy E. ( huicn on Sunday. At the evening service his topic was, "The cause of Lot 3 downfall,"' text. Genesis. 11:13. The Baptist congregation _ were without a preacher fcr the Sunday morning ser.'ice; anc. there was no service in thi.i church in th- even ing. Mr. and Mrs. John Runey and children, en-route from W. Va.. to their home in l/>rton, Va., stopped for a days' visit in the family of ms ;sister, Mrs. Henry Dawson, in St. Elmo, or. Sunday. ; A motor truck full of happy peo ' pie took an early morning ride to Occoquan on Sunday, and spent the I day fishing and picnking. The i uavty included IMrs. H. Young and i Felix, from St., Elmo, Mr. and Mrs. B. Burganfiine, of D^l Ray. Mr. Whitestone. of Alexandria, and Misses Minnie Ferren. Mary Coates and Mary McCaull. from Washing ton. with Mr. James Holmes, also ' of Washington. ' A vary pretty pageant will be presented by the pupils of Mount Vernon Plae Church vacation school ion Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock, at the Sv!van Theatre on the grounds ! of the Washi-.gtion monument. This will be one of the features of the close of the school for this summer; the participants are well drilled and will give a really artistic entertain ment. And the teachers and direc tors of the school are hoping that a large crowd will be ir. attendance. There is no admission, no collection. Young folks and older floks, will ?enjoys -it, - -The- -invitation to--attend is ^iven to every one in Alexandria, and Washington, So be sure every body, to be there, and enjoy this de lightful pageant. You will he sorry if you miss it. Wednesday evening, 8 o'clock, the i.ionunvent lot, Wash ington, D. C. Mrs. J. H. Balleger and Claud, with Miss Mary Ballenger and the Misses Hattb and Mattie Lickey, and Edna Ccrder, (Mr. and 'INIrs. Lucien Davb, of Potomac, ani Mr. Ernest Davis, from Washington, formed -i wn-k end party* at Atlan tic City. Mrs. Leonard Miller, of Oxford Avenue, Del Ray, is making an ex tended visit ir. the home of hr-v par ents in Norfrlk, during the absence of Mr. Miller, who is on a business trio to Indianapolis. Miss Elizabeth King has return ed home to G'orge Washington Park after a delightful six weeks in Blacksburg, Va., where she taught in the mountain schools. Walter Lusby, of t. Elmo, is spend ing the month with his grandmother, Mrs. F. J. Lusby, in Richmond , county. Mrs. Harry Pinckney with her | son and daughter, James and Mil dred. have been visiting in the home of Dr. F. M. Dil'lard, in Braddock Heights, fo~ a week, and left Satur day for their home in Charles Town, W. Va. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Freeland and young sons, of Braodock, start ed yesterday morning on a motor trip through Pennsylvania and New Jersey, expecting to be gone for two weeks. Mr. W. Talbot Sinclair from Sy racuse. N. Y., is visiting ir. the home of his brother, Mr. C. A. S. Sinclair, in Braddock Heights. Miss Edna Ennis, from Freder icksburg, is a guest of Mrs. W. B. Glascock, in Northeast Braddock. A full membership attended the regular meeting of the town council of Potomac last night. Only rou tine business was transacted. Mr. J. Mehin Jones, who resides at Windsor and Hewitt Avenue. Del Ray, Va., was the recipient today or a handsome r.old wrist watch and bracelet given to him by the em ployes who are working under his supervision. Mr. Jones ha.; been acting as engine house foreman at the Southern Railway shop, and is loved and re:pected by all of the men under him. The presentation speech was delieverd by machinist C. 0. Tulloek. who was given a hearty applause after his speech. Mr. Harry S. Entwisle, of Lin coln, Nebraska, is visiting his sis ter, Mrs. Leslie Williams, in Howell Avenue, Del Ray. Mr. and Mrs. C- H. I.e-ke and son, Alfred, of Howell Av-nue. Del Ray, h.-.ve retuiv.ed from visit in Orange, Yj. Mr. and Mr- Gray Hicks, of Howell Aven"..*. Del Ray. h~?ve been visiting Mr. Hicks' mother, in Mon roe, Va. Mildred L. Emerson, Gazette Correspondent, Phone 765-J-2. An American Doughboy in France By ELLIOTT F. HOFFMAN* (Historian of Alexandria Post, Xo. 2-1, American Legion.) (For the Alexandria Gazette.) The Battle of St. Mihiel The terrific rainstorm, which be gan about 11 p. m., had played havoc with the trenches, and when we en tered them a few minutes befor 1 a. m., we found the water in some places above our knees. Promptly at that hour the heavy artillery of the seven American divisions, which were in the front lines, began to shell the enemy. This was evidently a surprise to the Huns, as no response came back, save only the occasional ap pearance of flares in the sky, sent up by them for the purpose of locat ing our position. Shortly before day break their artillery opened fire a poured tons of high explosives into our lines. The rain having subsided about 1 a. m., a heavy veil of fog rose, forming a screen for the infan try, which, accompanied by groups o* wire cutters and a number of tanks manned by the French, moved over the top at 5 a. m. These went through the successive bands of barbed wire that protected the enemy's front line and support trenches, in irresistible waves, each on schedule time, break ing all defense of the enmy demora lize] by the great volume of our artil lery fire and our sudden appearance out of the fog. As we advanced we found protec tion in the big shell holes, made in the earth by both our own, and the enemy's artillery. A high explosive shell can be heard whizzing through the air thirty or forty seconds before it bursts, a fortunate thinjr for us, since it gave us time to dive into these water-filled holes for protec tion from the flying fragments. Our artillery had destroyed every building in the first village we cap tured. and only a few rolling kitchens and other miscellaneous equipment left by the retreating Germans grave evidence that the place had been oc cupied by the enemy. Their retreat, though orderly, was marked by the loss of many troops killed outright by our artillery and the first onrush ing wave of the doughboys. General Pershing's report to the Secretary of War jrives our loss as 7.000 cas ualties, most of which were light, while we captured 16,000 "Square-' heads" and 113 guns, releasing the ' inhabitants of many villages from i enemy domination. The air battle between the French Independent Air Force attached to our First Army and the German Air Squadron resulted in the destruction 1 of two of the enemy's planes in our immediate sector. The pTanes, a mass of flames .fell a few hundred yards from the company with which the writer served. The fighting, lasted two clays, dur [in which time each man had one ean | of corned beef and four small boxes of hard bread. Water was very scarce and was consumed only when absolu | tely necessary. At night we dug holes I in th? ground for the double purpose of furnishing sleeping quarters and : protection from the high explosives which the Hun might, and frequently ! did, send over. They were not parti cularly desirable sleeping places, for i the nights were cold and with the frequent rains during the night, we; often woke at daybreak to find them half filled with water. We optimisti .cally thought, in..the, midst of this, discomfort, of the few "cooties" that had been drowned in the deluge. The food situation improved after two days of fighting, for our roll'" kitchen moved up nearer the front. The mess detail, which had been lcf' behind with the kitchen, was sent out with baskets filled with bacon, bread and doughnuts, and had been instruct ed to find our position and deliver the food at all costs. A wild shout went j up as we saw them appearing across a barren field, bearing their precious burden. Each man received one slice of bread, two pieces of fried bacon and two doughnuts, which served as a fine appetizer for the beans we were were to have later. Late in the night the mess cart was drawn up by "Rainbow," our fighting mule (Rain bow was later "killed in action"), and both cart and mule were hidden in the thicket while we advanced ill twos to receive our beans, after which we hastened back to our "dug outs' 'lest the enemy might hear the noise and send over his "love mes sages." Water was brought up by Rainbow from the rear every other night and a small detail of men was sent bacTT'fo fiTT'up "th'e "canteens of the entire company. We held the lines for 1-0 days, dig ging trenches during the nights. Sev eral of our number were killed dur ing the period. On.an excursion e*rly one afternoon seven of us were dig ging a part of a trench when tin? "Huns" sent over a shell, killing one of our number and wounding another, who later went insane and died short ly thereafter. 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