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No. 48
Wilson Going
To France
Will Take Part in Discussion
and Settlement of Main
Features o f Peace
Washington, Nov. 22 ?Preni
dont Wilson will go to Frunce
early in December to lake part
in tho discussion and settle?
ment of the main features of
the treaty of peace. His deciu
ion lo accept the invitation of
tho allied l'toniior8 was made
known last night in a formal
statement from the White
Tho President plans to s il
Immediately after the opening
of tho regular session of Con
gross on December 2. How
lone; he will remain abroad is
not known, lie has indicated
that il is not his present inten?
tion to slay throughout the ses?
sion of tin- conference, but since
tho delegates probably cannot
bo assembled until lute in De
cembor he will he absent from
the United States for soveral
weeks at least.
Mr. Wilson will bo the first
President to visit Europe and
also tho first to attend a peace
conference for the sell lenient
of issues growing out of a war
in which the United Stales took
port. Ho regards his presence
as necessary in order to obviate
tho manifest disadvantages of
discussion by cable in detenu
initig the greater outlines of
the final treaty.
Accompanying the President
will he delegates who will sit
as the representatives of the
United States throughout tin
conference. The names of these
delegates soon will be U?nOUnC
.od. Secretary of State Lunsing
will head the American com
missionors, and other members
probably will include Col. K. M.
House, who now is representing
the government in the delibera?
tions of the supreme war coun?
cil at Versailles; Kl'.ihu Knot,
former Secretary of State, and
Louis I). Brundeis, Associate
Justice of the Supreme Uourt.
No announcement of the plans
for the 1'resident's t rip has I.n
made. He is expected, ho wov?
or, to make the voyage on a
battleship, as did Presidents
Koosovelt and Taft when the}
visited Panama Canal zone.
Mrs. Wilson undoubtedly will
accompany him, and his imme?
diate party probubly will in?
clude Joseph 1'. Tumulty, his
private secretary; Hear Admiral
Cary T. Qruysonj his personal
physician, and military and na
val aides.
Tho President's ship will he
escorted into n Kreuch port by
Kreuch war craft and possibly
also by vessel* of the British
and Italian navies. Troops to
be assigned as the gliurd of
honor for i h e President in
France probably will consist
of units from each of tho allies'
The meeting between Presi?
dent Wilson and President
Pr.incaro will bo tho first be?
tween the. chief executives of
tho two greatest republics and
it will bo the first time ttiat a
President of this country has
visited a foreign capital. Be?
fore returning home Mr. Wilson
probably will go to London anil
Brussels ami possibly [tome.
He also may make a pilgrim?
age to some of the battlefields
of Frunce.
President Wilson's purpose in
going to Krauet) in advance of
tho meeting of tho peace con?
gress is uuderstood to bo to dis
I cuhs will? the allied Premiere ut
! Versailles the program to be
laid down for tho guidance of
I the peace delegates when they
I meet. It bus* boen suggested
Ihnt Mr. Wilson probably will
be invited to preside nt the
opening session of the peace
Creel Raises
Announces Decision After
Visits to Baker and Daniels
Washington, Nov. 22.?With-1
druwnl Of all volunteer censor
ship requests, under which!
American publishers have been
working since the United States
went to war, was announced by
George Creel, chairman of Hie
Committed on Public Informa?
tion, lifter conference with Sec?
retaries, linker and Daniels.
Mr. Creel issued this statement:
" It lias been agreed tilgt liiere
is no further necessity for the
operation of the volunteer cen?
sorship under which the press
hits guarded from the enemy
the military policies, plans und
troop movements of the United
Slates. The agreement may be
considered us no longer binding,
and llie cord carrying the re?
quests of the Government is
herewith canceled. Th?Secre
tttry of War and the Secretary
of the Navy nnd all others con?
cerned with llie direction of
Ainericu's w ar elTorts, join in
sincere lioknowludgemont of
the debt of gratitude owing to
tliu press of the United States
for the honorable discharge of a
high responsibility. Without
force of low and under no lur
ger compulsion than their own
patriotism, the overwhelming
majority of newspapers have
given unfnltored obodience to
every desire of Government in
all lllllters of military secrecy,
currying through successfully u
tremendous experiment in hon?
or and trust."
A Proclamation by the Gov?
ernor of Virginia.
vVlIKRKAS, In this hour of
In pe fultilledj while millions
hail us the preserver ami guar?
antor of human liberty these
United Stales of America whose
ideals and aspirations militant
have made autocratic govern?
ment throughout the world im?
possible; and
WllKKRAS, In this auspicious
time we voice in it spirit of ex?
altation the pride that comes of
duty nobly done; und
Wuereab, There is a Higher
Power than human, transcend?
ing and guiding all, before
whom all should bend in adora?
tion, now
TuBitEKORH, ii Westmoreland
Davis, Governor of Virginia, do
proclaim Thursday, November
1018, u public, holiday to he
observed us a day of Thanks?
giving anil prayer; und I cull
upon all the people of Virginia
to gather on that day in their
usual places for Divine worship
and there give thanks to the
Almighty for the victories that
we and our allies have won,
for the heroism of our sons and
for the attainment of those
great ends for which we have
fought ? peace, progress and
prosperity for the world.
f liven under my hand, and
under tho Lesser Soul of the
Commonwealth, at Richmond,
this fourteenth day of Novem?
ber, in year of our Lord one
tliotisttnd nine hundred and
eighteen, and in the one hun?
dred und forty-third year of the
Governor, j
You have hud the pleusure of
subscribing; for Fourth Liberty
bonds and right a long uow you
are having tho fun of paying
for thorn.
Prepares to Receive Delegates
to Peace Conference.
Paris, Nov. '.'2.?The city of
Versailles in preparing to re?
ceive the delegates to the peace
conference. The deliberations
are expected to be hold in the
Grand Trianon part o f the
Chateau of Versailles, once oc?
cupied by Marie Antoinette.
The priceless tapestries and
furniture removed loa place of
safely during the cour.se of hos?
tilities are now being replaced.
The gardens are being restored
and the camouflage coverings]
on the statues and fountains re?
Tho waters of the Grand ca?
nal, which also had been cam.
ouflaged in order to avert air
piano raids, are being restored
to their natural condition; "The
Hail of Mirrors,"' where Wil?
liam I proclaimed the Gorman
empire and where tho peace
treaty doubtless will be sinned,
is one of the first places to bo
made ready to receive the plen?
ipotentiaries. M. DeNolhac,
conservator of the palace, is in
charge of the preparations,
Tho practical details of tho
congress, such as the countries
to bo represented, the si/.o of
the delegations and the voting
strength of the countries uro
the subject of much discussion
in diplomatic quarters. It is
the general belief that the coun?
tries to bo represented will in?
clude all which declared war
against the Central Towers and
those states which were formed
as a result of tho war, the
Czeoho Slavs and .Ingo Slavs.
Besides Japan, the Kastern
countries will include Siam and
China. The presence of China
probably will have a hearing on
the!future of KiaoChau, which
has undergone a change since
China declared war on tier
many, thus cancelling the lease
whereby Germany held Kino
Chan before Japan pcotipied the
port at the outset of tho war.
Tho size of the delegations
doubtless will he left to tho va?
rious countries, but voting
strength for all countries is con
sidored open to objection as
giving Haiti, Montenegro and
countries of that size tho same
strength as Great Britain,
France, the United States and
tho other great powers.
These are among the practical
details likely lo be adjusted be?
fore the sessions are opened.
After the adjustment among
the Allies, it is possible thai the
representatives of the Central
Bowers will be called in for the
arrangement of preliminaries.
It is expected that all the Cen?
tral Bowers will be represented,
for while armistices were separ?
ately eigned with Germany,
Austria, Bulgaria and Turkey,
il is not anticipated that sepa?
rate congresses will be lieces
It is believed that the final
conclusions will bo embodied in
two treaties, the lirst one to be
concluded early, covering the
larger general questions after a
more thorough discussion.
Hold Your Liberty Bonds.
There is a notion very pre
vnlent in tho United States that
when the American soldiers re?
turn home they are going to
feel very kindly toward the
subscribers to the Liberty
Loaus. Liberty Bonds are in?
controvertible evidence that the
purchaser has supported his
Government, ami has supported
our soldiers uboartl in this war.
Keep that evidence in your pos
session until tho boys come
Two noted Virginia and Kentucky fami?
lies connected by the marriage of
Miss .Margaret Victoria I'ctlll, grand,
daughter ul Qcncral Rufus A. Ayers
and a daughter ol Colonel I.. 0. Pel
tit, to Lieutenant Joshua Fry Hullilt,
son ot .Major J. P. Bullltt, Sr.. oi
Philadelphia. Pa.
One of tho most beautiful
weddings of tho fall Reason was
?,h:tt of .Miss Mnrgurot Victoria
Peltit und Lieutenant Joshua
Fry Bullitt, Jr., which was
soiemuixed Thursday evening
November 'Jlst at six o'clock, at
the home of the bride's patents.
Col. anil Mrs. L. ?. Peltit. Tho
ceremony was performed by
ttev. 0. W. Dean in the pres>
once of members of ibe families
of tho bride ami groom ami a
few intimate iricuds,
Bcrcuse, from Jooelyn, was
beautifully rendered by Mrs.
Samuel McOhesnoy. The bridal
parly entered to the strains of
Lohougrios wedding march,
played by Miss Williams
Miss Adelaide l'ettit, sister
of the bride, was maid of honor
ami entered first, lor girlish
beauty being enhanced by a
chic frock of princess lace. She
carried brides maid roses. Next
came the brjd.i the arm of
her falber. She wan lovely in
a travelling suit of brown Vel?
our with hat nnd accessories to
harmonize, carrying a shower
DOUqUoi of brides roses and
BWlinsonin. They were met al
the altar by the groom und Ins
besi mull, Mr. Henry Bullitt.
The wedding scene was one
of unusual beauty. Onositloof
t!ie- spacious living room being
it perfect bower of palms and
ferns, with Old Glory as a cen?
ter piece. In front, was arrang
ed an improvised altar, the tip
proacb to which was an aisle of
white pedestals holding bask?
ets of tall white Chrysanthe
mums ami ferns.
Tho bride is a young woman
of many attractive qualities,
and great popularity, and pos.
sesses unusual attainments.
Her voice was trained by
Minotti, of Baltimore, one of
tho leading vocalists of the
United States, and who predict
ed for her a great future in the
musical world.
This marriage unites two
very old and distinguished Vir
ginia anil Kentucky families
Mr. J. )!. Avers,an uncle of the
bride, some several years ago,
married into the Ken tuck)
brunch of tho family. The
groom is defended from the dis?
tinguished Virginian Colonel
Joshua Fry ami the bride on
bor mother's side from John
Lewis, tho first settler of All
gusta county, whose son, Gen
eral Andrew Lewis, was the
commanding ollicer at the bat"
tie ot Point Pleasant, which
broMe the power of the Indian
resistance to the ndvunco of
the white in.in lo the north
west. In the Virginia mititlti
at t hat tine: the ranking oUlcers
wero Andrew Lewis, general,
Joshua Pry, colonel .md George
Washington, lieutenant colon
ol. Colonel J-'i > died while
leading an expedition lo the
Ohio and Washington suc?
ceeded to the command, mid at
the outbreak of the Revolution
General Lewis was an old man.
Tho bride's two grand fat hers
wero members of ihn late Con
gtitiitionul Convention and Col.
VV.ll.Poltit and Major J.K. Bui
lit, Sr., uro holh ox-presidents
of the Virginia Bar Association
Tho groom comes from a long
lino of distinguished lawyers.
Tho late John 0. Bullitt, of
Philadelphia) wns Iiis great
uncle, and Judge Joshua V.
Bullitt, of Kentucky, former
president of the Supreme Court
of thut state was Ins grandfath
An informal reception follow?
ed tho wedding ceremony. The
mantels and cabinets in the
dining room wore banked with
southern smilax and white car
nations. Tho bride's table was
beautiful in its appointments of
white and green, tho center
piece being u tnll glass basket
of bride's roses and maiden
hair fern. Tho color scheme
was Jeffectively carried out in
the ices and cukes which wore
decorated with sprays of valley
lillies and initials of bride and
j groom. The mints wore groon
and white roses. A delicious
I salad course was served pre
viously. Tho cutting of the
wedding cuke was attended
will) the Usual interest, tho ring
being cut by Mr. Kuf?fl A. Pet
tit, tho dime by Miss Ruth
Preecott, the thimble by John]
Bullilt Chalkley and the bodkin i
by Miss Adelaide Pet tit.
Conspicous among tin* nu?
merous and beautiful gifts was
a chest of silver from the fath?
er of the groom, and govern?
ment bunds of interesting de?
nominations by the bride's fam
After a wedding journey to
Louisville, New York and
Philadelphia the young couple
will bent home at Montgomery,
Ala., where tho groom is ri n
dorihg his country, distiugni
ed service as an instruct ir h
aviation at Taylor Field.
Among the friends and rela?
tives from out of town were
Miss Margaret Aston, of Leban?
on; Mr. and Mrs. Cartib'los,
Kiiigsport, Toiin ; Mr. and Mrs
II. ti. Morrison, of Johnson
City; Mr. and Mrs. Kyi ' Morri
son. uf Bristol, .Jut.i Barker,
of Bristol; Hon. .lohn II. John?
son, of Onto City.
Plans for the effective utiliz?
ation ol purchased power in
coal mines throughout the
country and for the general im?
provement of the power situa?
tion .'ih its affects coal output
have boon prepared by the CS.
Kind Administration. Tho idea
is to link up series of agencies
beginning with tho men in the
mine and extending, through
the Kind Administration to co?
operative work with the War
Industries Hoard, tho K.inergen
cy Kleet Corporation, the Wat
and Nav_\ Department. Detail?
ed explanations of the project
have been laid before the twen?
ty eight district production
managers of the Kind Adminis?
Past activities of the Kuel Ad
thinisirutioa have covered these
lines in a general way, and, as
in Central Pennsylvania, have
gone farther in the direction of
advising operators of tho ele?
ments innk ing had power con-]
ditions, which in turn lower
production. Tho present plan
contemplates an extension of
the ivorW done in Central Penn?
sylvania With good results.
It is proposed lo appoint in
each production district a com
mittet? of three men, named by
the production manager from
the men of electrical or mechan?
ical training in his district. Tin
chairman will be known as
United States Kind Administra?
tion District P?wi f Engine* r,
and Ills committee will to
tin- maintenance of good power
conditions in the mines, the of
ticient maintenance and utili?
zation of all machinery and Hi i
dissemination of information on
the efficient application of pow?
er and equipment.
To assist in this work thorn
are to he live Hold engineers,
who will organize district
committees, co-operate in hand?
ling all field work under such
Committees and respond im?
mediately in case of trouble.
Tho Kuel Administration en?
gineers survey powers condi?
tions as nITcoting mines; an?
alyze mine requests for pur?
chased power and submits re
cpiest.'i lo tho Priorities Board;
asio.st, central stations in serv?
ing mines whore there is inabil?
ity to finance through usual
channels; assist in case of right
of way difficulties in running
power lines; afford rate relief;
survey or to locate isolated
plants which may bo opened or
power plants which have beon
overlooked; and stimulate in?
terest upon the part, of operators
and minors,particularly through
tho mine production commit?
Loads on power companies are
growing rapidly, tho Kuel Ad?
ministration states, and the ten?
dency is to take all thel oad offer
eil so that in many cases there
is no reserve, while tho exten?
sion of work by agencies liko
tho Ordiuanco Department, for
example, foreshadows further
drains on stations supplying
"Ttiocentral stations in near?
ly every coal mine producing
center of the country are over
1( -..led," says a letter from tho
Kuel Administration to its Pro?
il uetiou Managers, "and elimin?
ating the questions of power de?
mand fur additional mines, tho
rat-.' of increase of power de?
in od of mine.-, already in oper?
ation is rapidly increasing
where the stations in many
cases will be unable to carry
tliolr heel. We believe that by
co-operation along these linos
great service can be rendered."
American Troops Go to the
Rest Areas.
With the American Army in
France, Nov. 21.?The move?
ment of American troops to tho
rest anas behind the former
lighting front is progressing
rapidly. The TSth, 82d, 20th
atlll 20th Divisions have been
withdrawn from the front and
now are in rest, camps. Tho
? ItUll, 80th; STst and Oth Divis?
ions are marching to the rest
areas. It is understood that tho
77th Division will be moved to
a rest camp in Southern France.
The 5th, 80th, '.'oth and 70th
Divisions have been formed
into the 7th Army (Nirpa ami
will remain temporarily in their
old positions.
13 Sons in Army; 17 Girls in
War Work.
Raleigh, X. C.,|Nbv.20.?John
Ward, the Race man, of Golds
burg, has thirteen of his eigh?
teen sous in tho Ninth ami Ten?
th United States Cavalry, while
his seventeen daughters are
busy with war work. Tho factH
are vouched for by Sheriff R.ll.
Kdwards, of Wayne county, of
which (loldsblirg is county scat.
Ward also probably holds the
record for quadruplets, says
Sheriff K.dward, who gives the
record thus:
W ard was horn April 21,1850,
at Goldsburgs. lie has married
three times and his last wife is
now living. His fust wife bore
him Iii'. eo children, four at one
time twice, three at Olio time
twice, oho at a time once. His
see >n 1 wife boro him two tit
one lime twice, three at 0110
I ime once and five 0110 at a lime
Iiis present wife has bort? him
1 ight, one at a lime. His tiist
wife lived six years and thteo
weeks ?fter marriage, his sec?
ond wife lived eight \ears und
six months.
That the linal responsibility
for meeting the food needs of
the nation and iho world rests
upon the individual farmers in
every community is the basis of
a farm bureau membership
campaign planned for tho week
of November 25 by farm-btirtinu
enmmitteemou i n New York
state. Quotas of membership
will bo assigned to every coun?
ty, and tho county quota will
bo apportioned to the communi?
ties. Tho campaign is not for
the adding of mere names to
the membership roll, but for tho
enlisting of farmers who be?
lieve in a sound agricultural
war program and will support
it. Virginia should also have
such a campaign.
Tho war has trained the.
I Germans to be splendid ath?
letes. They will always be
'particularly good in running.

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