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NORWICH, CONN., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1917
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large Numbers of British
; 8 DAYS REINFORCEMENTS MARCHED TO RESCUE
i ."Hie Entente Forces Have Brought With Them Large Numbers
of Guns and Huge Supply Trains They Are Declared
to be Eager to Test Their Strength Against the Teutonic
Invaders The British Troops Before Cambrai Are
Holding the Bourlon Positions to the West of the Rail
road City In Palestine the British Are Within Three and
t Half Miles of the City
Apparently the peril of the Italian
troops guarding the Piave line and
the hxLl country in northern Italy
against the Teutonic allies is at an
end. Large numbers of British and
French reinforcements infantry and
artillery a last hare arrived upon
the scene, after days of anxious wait
in in which the Italians have borne
the brunt of terrific fighting on both
fronts solely on their own 6houlders
and kept back the enemy from a fur
ther invasion of the Venetian plain.
Although faced everywhere by su
perior numbers of men and gun power.
the Italians have valiantly defended
every foot of ground, in the hills and
along the Piave, and in the former re
gion in recent days actuallv have
taken the offensive against the In vail
era and pushed them back from strate
gie points of vantage they had gained
under terrific sacrifices in lives. For
eight days the reinforcements marched
to the rescue, bringing along with
them large numbers of guns and huge
supply trains. All the troops are de
clared to be in fine fettle and eager
to test their strength against ' the
Just where the British and French
forces will be thrown into the fray has
not been made known, but doubtless
large numbers of them will be used
to strengthen the Italian front on the
north from Lake Garda eastward to
the Piave, where the Austro-Germans
have been making their strongest ef
forts to pierce the Italian line.
At last accounts Byng's British i
troops before Cambrai were holding in
CONTROLS A HbHP'Or MORE
THAN 650,000 COWS.
Dairymen's League Which Supplies
Milk to New York City.
New Tork. Nov. 26. The Dairymen's
league supplies approximately one-
half of the milk furnished New Tork
city and controls a herd of more than
50,000 cows, R. D. Cooper, president
of the organization, testified here to
day before the hearing of the milk
commission named by Federal Food
Administrator Hoover to investigate
the price and supply of milk in New
The league lias been in operation
more than ten years, Mr. Cooper tes
tified, and embraces a territory which
borders Connecticut, the eastern sec
tion of Massachusetts, the Rutland
road of Vermont and the dairy sec
tions of New York, New Jersey and
Pennsylvania. He said the league has
more than 8o0 distribution points,
from which are supplied between 60,
000 "and 70,000 cans of milk daily.
ALCOHOLIC CONTENTS OF
BEER TO BE REDUCED
Te Three Per Cent, by Order of the
Washington, Nov. 27. Orders re
ducing the alcoholic contents of beer
to three per cent, ' ill be issued soon
by the food administration with the
approval of President Wilson. At the
same time the amount of grain used
by brewers will be cut down approxi
mately thirty per cent, although the
volume of beer will not be decreased.
In making tbfe announcement to
night the food administration points
' out that since there is in the coun
try a two or three years supply of
whiskey, it is undesirable at- the pres
ent time to stop entirely the brewing
of beer, because of the possibility of
driving the .people to whiskey drink
ing. The so:al question involved, it
is declared, juust be given equal con
sideration with that of food conser
HARVARD iYHN REVIEWED
CN SOLDIERS' FIELD.
There Art Nearly 4,000 Students Under
Cambridge, Mass., Nov. is. Har
vard's board of overseers 'and commit
tee on military affairs, including
J-Tanklin Roosevelt, assistant secretary
of the navy, today reviewed nearly
4.000 students who are under military
training at the university.
Although the day was the coldest ot
the fall, with a biting northwest wind
sweeping across the marshes, 5,000
. spectators reviewed the exercises from
tbe baseball bleachers on Soldiers'
field. Virtually every student at the
radio school, the ensigns school and
the Harvard regiment, as well as 50
naval reservists, were in line.
Rear Admiral Walter C. Cowles.
Redlands, CaX, Nov. 26. Rear Ad
tiiral Walter Cleveland Cowles, retired,
died at his home here after an ijlnees,
of a week. Mrs. Cowles and a son.
Lieutenant W. B. Cowlee, U, S. ISL,
were with him at the time.
Admiral Cowles was 64 Tears old
and a native of Connecticut. His last
active doty was as commander of the
J'mcific fleet, retiring in July, 1915, after
tilling this position a year. Previously
Admiral Cowles had been commander
of the United States naval station in
Havana and alsosat the head of the
Admiral Cowles was a .brother of
Rear Admiral William Sheffield
.Cowles, retired. Of Farmington, Conn.
AT AN END
and French Troops Have
the Piave Line
their entirety the Bourlon positions
west of Cambrai. Since their repulse
of Sunday the Germans have failed to
renew their counter-attacks. Only
minor operations have taken place on
any of the sectors of the wide front
where. Byng's men last week carried
out their swift and spectacular opera
tion which resulted in the smashing of
the famous Hindenburg line.
Along the Chemin des Dames and in
the Verdun region violent artillery
duels are in progress between 'the
French and the Germans. In the lat
ter sector the Germans several times
essayed attacks with the purpose of
recapturing ground taken from them
Sunday, but met with repulse. This
ground, which is situated to the north
of the famous Hill 344, for the posses
sion of which so many sanguinary
battles have been fought, is in the
process of consolidation by General
Pe tain's men.
Daily the operations of the British
having for their- purpose the invest
ment of Jerusalem are being pushed
forward. Southwest and west of the
city British cavalry have taken re
spectively Bittir Station and Ain
Karim, six miles and three and a half
miles from the city's igates. " Juf4
outside the city to the 'west and to
the north strong contingents of Turks
are gathered to oppose a further ad
vonce. To the northeast, on the Mediterra
nean cost, advanced patrols of the
British four miles north of Jaffa have
been forced to give ground before a
MIRACULOUS ESCAPE OF
A SOUTH NORWALK . BOY.
Still Alive With Clothes Shot from
South Norwalk, Conn., Nov. 26.
"Saved by a miracle" was what Dr.
Robert M. Wolfe said today when he
learned that Rudolph Milonik of Perry
avenue still lived after having - his
clothes torn off his body by a charge
of shot from an old shotgun that he
and his brother Frank were using
while playing Indians. The boy re
ceived the entire charge of shot
through his right hand, which was
practically torn to shreds, and the
clothes were all torn off the lower
part of hie body, leaving him without
a scratch. The boys had found the
gun in an old barn and had snapped
the triggers several times without its
EFFORTS TO AMEND THE1
NEW WAR TAX LAW
During Coming Session of Congress
. Are Predicted by Senator Smoot.
Washington, Nov. 26. Efforts to
amend the new war tax law and
closer scrutiny of . appropriations dur
ing the coming session of congress
were predicted today by Senator
ouiuui, i-tjjuoucv.n uiemuer ui me
senate finance and appropriations
committees. The Utah senator pro
poses to offer amendments to perfect
the war excess profits provision of
the revenue law, for repeal of the in
creased second class postage rates ef
fective July 1 and possibly for lower
income tax exemptions.
Higher taxes, principally on war
profits, he regards as assured, and he
zavors general land leasing legisla-'
tion before work begins on appro
priations. MERIDEN REPUBLICANS
NOMINATE W. F. PARKER
For Mayor Democrats Will Noim
. nate Their Candidate Tonight.
Meriden, Conn., Nov. 26. Wilbur F.
Parker was nominated for mayor to
night by the republican city conven
tion. He accepted the nomination" as
a patriotic duty and . the campaign
will be conducted with emphasis on a
strong "war administration" for the
city. Mr. Parker has been an alder
man for the past eighteen years',
leader of the republican members of
the city council most of that time
and mayor pro tern. He was repre
sentative in 1908 and state senator
in 1910. The democrats win nomi
nate their candidate tomorrow night.
The election will be held December
ALL CLASS TITLES
All Persons to Be Known as "Citizens
. of the Russian Republic."., '
Petrograd, Nov. 26. The Maximal
ist commissioners have proclaimed
the abolition of class titles, distinc
tion and privileges. All persons
hAnrforth nr. Htotim . n at. t-,
sian republic." The property of cor-
iiuiauuns ana oi no Dies, merchants
and burgesses, according to the proc
lamation, must be handed over to the
97,500,000 Credit for Belgium.
McAdoo today authorized another
in II Aft n T31o4..,. . rn n r i-. .
ing the total credits to Belgium al-A
t v vc,iv,wu t-llU IDS LDLH-1 XO &11
the allies $3,883,900,000. - "
Presjdent of British Air Council.
i London, .Nov. 26. The official an
nouncement of the appointment of
Baron Rothermere, brother of Vis
count Northcliffe, as president of the
Air council, was made tonight.
Luxburg in Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires, Nov. 26. The former
German minister, Count Von, Lux
burg, has arrived here from the is
land, of Martin Garcia, and the news
papers are criticizing the authorities
for permitting these comings and go
ings on the part of the ex-minister.
INSURANCE UNDER THE
TRADING WITH ENEMY LAW
Will Prevent All German Companies,
Except Life, Doing Business Here
-Washington, Nov. 26. Secretary
McAdoo today decided that under the
trading with the enemy law, the bus
iness of all insurance companies in
corporated in Germany or "ally of
enemy countries," is- to be liquidated,
with the exception of life insurance
companies, which are allowed to con
tinue existing contracts. Secretary
McAdoo announced his , decision as
"Upon careful weighing of the evi
dence submitted, I have reached the
conclusion that the safety of the
United States requires that "enemy
and ally of enemy marine, fire and
casualty insurance companies ishall
not be allowed to do business as go
ing concerns. The consideration of
safety is so important as to render it
unnecessary to determine at this time
whether this action is also demanded
by other, considerations incident to
tbe successful prosecution of the war.
"In these circumstances, I am con
vinced that the best interests of the
country will be served by the liquida
tion of these companies."
14 Companies Affected in Texas.
, Austin, Texas, Nov. ' 26.: Fourteen
alien insurance companies doing bus
iness in Texas will be affected by the
order of Secdetary McAdoo. The li
cense of the Cologne Re-Insurance
Company of Cologne, Germany, was
revoked a few. days ago by Commis
sioner of Insurance and "Banking C. O.
Austin for failure to comply with the
trading with the enemy act.
SACRIFICED HIS LIFE
Hew Osmond Kelly Ingram, a Gun
ner's Mate, Was Lost Overboard.
Washington, Nov. 26. Osmond
Kelly Ingram, of Pratt City, Ala., the
gunner's mate lost overboard when a
German submarine at) tacked the
American destroyer Cassin in the war
zone on October 16, deliberately sac
rificed his own life, to reduce, the risk
to his messmates.
A detailed report from Admiral
Sims, made public today, shows that
Ingram, standing aft on the destroyer
where . some high explosive denth
charges were stored, saw the torpedo
coming. Instead of rushing forward
to save his own life by erettine awav
from the explosion, Ingram stuck to
the spot,' throwing overboard the Wh
explosives, which he knew would fur-
trier endanger the lives of his fellows
if they were detonoted by the ex
plosion . of the torpedo. He was the
only man lost, being blown overboard
by the explosion.
The Cassin got in under her own
steam, and the gallantry of her crew
in effecting temporary repairs was
commended by Admiral Sims in a
UNION C1GARMAKERS IN
NEW HAVEN ON STRIKE
About Six Hundred Walked Out of a
Score of Plants.
New Haven, Conn., Nov. 26. Every
cigar manufactory employing union
hands is affected by a strike which
began at the close of today's work.
About six hundred walked out of the
score of plants here when the em
ployers refused to grant an increase
in wages asked some time ago. The
cigar makers are asking that the
scale of wages for piece work be in
creased from $12 to $13 per thousar.
on cigars retailing for five cents, from
$17 to $19 on ten -cent goods and from
$20 to $23 on 15-cent and higher
priced cigars. Other hands such as
the strippers and packers, are also
demanding a higher rate of pay. It
was stated by manufacturers here to
night that no attempt to open shops
would be made tomorrow. . Several
millions of cigars are made here an
nually. MAYOR CURLEY GAVE ULSTER
'TO A SHIVERING SOLDIER
Recruits in Boston Were Not Clad for
Boston, Nov. 26. Mayor Curley,
who spoke today at the rally on Bos
ton common, arranged in honor of
109 young men on their way to a reg
ular army camp, took off his big ul
ster and gave it to a recruit protect
ed by only summer garments, yhose
teeth chattered as he faced a biting
Brigadier General John A. Johnston,
commandinsr the ripnnrtrMont va
northeast, at the conclusion of a brief
address, asked if ' all the volunteers
had overcoats. The recruit without
one advanced toward the platform.
-xaKe tms,;- tne mayor said, as he
tossed the r.oAt avpi- tUa TCiHn- t..
got another one and he is cold."
oweaters were provided for others
In the party who were not suitably
clad for freezing weather.
HARRY Y. SURBECK OF .
NEW LONDON APPOINTED
Art Assistant Director of Y. M. C A.
Recreation Allied Camps in France.
SDrine-field. Msum "NTo-h- n. ' t
H. McCurdy. head of-the "physical "de-
riArtmAnt. nf tha V Tf a n
- a. wuege
here. , now director pf recreation of
allied camps In France, has appointed
as his .assistants the following men,
all graduates of the local college, it
was announced todays
"Dr. G. W. Naysmith, formerly phy
sical director of the University of
Kansas; Dr. G. L. Meylan, physical
director of Columbia University, New
York: . Fred Pesrt if fhA r.n.i, xt
J., Y. M. C. A.; Harry T. Surbeck"
physical director of New London.
Conn V. M. C. A TUT C TTnnn
merly physical director of the New
port naval station, and C. H. Good
win, now in Paria.
A. C. Wiechers, a salesman .nf
Bridgeport, was probably fatally in
jured at Pittsburgh when an automo
bile in which he was riding was struck
by .another automobilo driven by W
W Taylor of Pittsburgh. Taylor has
been placed under arrest.
To Break Backbone
of Sugar Shortage
15,000,000 POUNDS ON WAY TO
ALL STATES TO SHARE
A Shipment of 4,050 Long Tons is Due
at Boston Shortly From Louisiana
Vast Amounts Intended for Russia
Also to be Sent to This District.
Boston, Nov'. 26. Fifteen million
pounds of sugar, a quantity sufficient
to break the backbone of the short
age, is now 'on the way to New Eng
land, according to a statement tonight
from the office of the state food ad
ministrator, Henry B. Endicott.
Mr. Endicott said that all the New
England states would share in the
shipments and that the result was due
to the tireless efforts of A. C. Ratshe
sky, vice chairman of the Massachu
setts committee on public safety. A
shipment of 4,050 long tons is due here
shortly from Louisiana, and many
thousand tons originally intended for
Russia are also to be sent to this dis
trict within a day or two.
SIX SUSPECTS HELD FOR
Police Have Confession "Which May
Lead to Further Arrests.
Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 26. Six sus
pects are held tonight in connection
with the explosion of the bomb which
killed ten persons Saturday night in
the assembly room at police head
quarters during an? examination of
the instrument which had been left
at the Italian Evangelical church,
with possible intent to kill Rev. Au
gust Giuliana and his band of follow
ers. "We have a part confession which,
if it develops, may lead to the arrest
of the persons who were instrumen
tal in the bomb plot," said Captain of
Detectives John T. Sullivan, today.
Guiliana arrived from Markesan
this afternoon and went immediately
to police headquarters, where he had
a conference with Chief Janssen. "I
just read about it in the papers," said
Mr. Giuliana. "They say I've disap
peared, but that is not so; I'm on
the job." Later he conferred with
the federal authorities. -
"It is time that a certain gang of
assassins dwelling in this city be
brought to justice." said Mayor Dan
iel A. Hoan in a statement today. "No
expense or energy should be spared in
dealing with those who attempt to
terrorize the people and violate the
Mayor Hoan requested that all flags
be displayed at half mast in memory
of the victims of the explosion and
In. respect to their families! - - ---
MORE GUARDS FOR
NEW YORK PIERS
Ordered Placed at the Chelsea and
Southern Pacific Docks.
Washington, Nov. 26. Orders for
placing military guards at the Chelsea
and Southern Facific piers in New
York harbor went to the commander
of the eastern department today from
Secretary Baker. This is iu line witn
the plan for using troops to- enforce
the alien enemy proclamation along
The military patrol will be extended
to other points on the New Tork
waterfront as rapidly as the places to
be guarded in this way are determined.
Regulars probably will be used for th3
present until the proposed new feder.l
police force of a semi-m;litary char
acter can be substituted.
Brigadier General Carter, In charge
or the army s participation in the en
forcement of the alien enemy law, ex
plained today that the soldiers would
be posted in front of the piers only
and that police, watchmen and other
civilian guards would continue to
guard .the piers themselves. The
troops will be instructed to keep en
emy aliens of other persons without
proper credentials from passing
through their lines or "from coming
within 100 yards of the entrance " of
THE r RUSSIAN ARMIES
ARE WITHOUT FOOD
Hungry -Hordes of 8oldiers Are In
vading the Centers of Population
' London, Nov. 26. A despatch to
Eeuterls Limited from Petrograd
dated November 21 says:
"The commanders at the front con
tinue to send in most ominous des
patches concerning the exhaustion of
supplies and reports of forthcoming
hungry hordes of soldiers invading,
the centers of population."
A despatch to the Exchange Tele
graph from Copenhagen gives similar
reports. It says advices received
from Russia describe .the situation as
more desperate than ever and assert
that the country is on the verge of a
bloody civil war.
According to this despatch the Rus
sian newspaper Volka Marodna. ; as
serts that the Russian armies on the
northern front' have tor several days
been without food and that soldiers
daily are leaving the front in hun
dreds or are dying In the trenches
from cold and hunger.- The newspaper
adds that mutinies due to hunger
have broken out on several parts -of
COST OF WAR FOR
THE SECOND YEAR
Will Be About the Same-as the First
for the United States.
Washington, Nov. 26. The second,
year of the war will cost the United
States about the same as the first,
according to estimated expenditures
prepared today . at the treasury de
partment. For the fiscal year beginning next
July 1. originally disbursements not
including loans to allies or interest
on bonds yet to be authorized, are es
Unrated at $12,701,000,000, as compared
with $12,31,000,000 for Hhe current
year ending June 30, 1918. This esti
mate includes interest on the 49,600,
000,000 government securities already
A large part of the sum must be
raised by bonds. Secretary McAdoo
already has announced that about
$10,000,000 will have . to be provided
by issuance of bonds or treasury cer
tificates between now and June 30 to
meet huge - government expenditures
and allied loans. .- - - - - .
i Federal Operation
of the Railroad:
DURING WAR LOOMING UP AS
IF POOLING PLAN FAILS
Vice Presidents of Eastern Lines Are
Working With Members of Railroad
Board on Details for a General Pool
ing of the Lines.
Washington,. Nov. 26. Government
operation of the railroads during the
wax loomed sls an increasing possi
bility today in the minds of officials
who, with the railroad heads, arc try
ing to work out a plan for relief of
the eastern traffic situation. Appar
ently it is conceded that if the pooling
system about to be undertake by the
railroads themselves does not solve the
problem, the government will take over
the operation of the roads as one sys
tem. At l Work on Pooling Details.
Vice presidents of the eastern lines
met here today with members of the
railroad board and worked on details
for a general pboling in the east of as
much trackage and equipment as is
considered practicable. . They named
a committee to be put in full char
of the pool, with A. W. Thompson,
vice president of the Baltimore and
Ohio, as chairman. Other members
are C. R. Gray, president of the West
ern Maryland; A T. Dice, president of
the Philadelphia and Reading; P. E.
Crowley, vice president of the New
Tork Central; Klisha Lee, acting vice
president of the Pennsylvania lines
east; G. L. Peck, vice president of the
Pennsylvania lines west, and A. J.
Stone, vice president of the Erie.
The committee will establish head
quarters in Pittsburgh and will - sit
continuously until the present conges
tion is cleared. Its first meeting will
be held there Wednesday.
What Pooling Plan Calls For.
The pooling plan calls for a joint use
of tracks, locomotives, cars and em
ployes in the congested centers. It will
not be permitted to go so far, even the
railroad heads admit, as to threaten
the revenues of any lines, and this is
the point advocates of government op
eration emphasize as illustrating the
need for government operation. Under
government supervision the roads
could pool their profits, which, under
present circumstances, would consti
tute a violation of the anti-trust act.
All Lines as . One System.
A pooling .of profits would permit of
an actual operation of all lines as one
system and it would make little differ
ence whether one particular property
paid if the roads as a whole were
.Government operation along the lines.
contemplated by officials in favor of it
would not take the actual operations
from the hands of those in charge of
the roads. A railroad administrator, if
named by the president, would be a
leading railroad man, and no changes
would be made in the management of
individual lines. But the railroad da
ministrator, clothed with the powers
of the government, could take meas
ures which the railroad war board
fears to take because of the nature of
the anti-trust laws, such as the elim
ination of economic waste due to par
If government operation . appears
wise, special legislation may be, asked
of congress, although some officials
think the president has ample povfars
now under the defense act.
EASTERN ROADS TO BE
OPERATED AS ONE SYSTEM.
Important Action Taken by Railroad
War, Board to Move Traffic.
Washington. Nov. 26. Operation of
all railway lines each of Chicago as
one centralized system was decided on
Saturday by the railroad war board
to obtain a maximum of efficiency in
traffic movement. Cars and trackage
facilities will be pooled regardless of
ownership or the railroads' individual
This almost revolutionary move was
announced after an all-day conference
between members of the war board
and government officials at which
man remedies were offered for the
freight congestion that has paralyzed'
transportation in the east. It' was
adopted as the best and readiest means
of meeting a situation that has threat
ened the production and despatch
abroad of war materials.
FRENCH WAR CROSS
FOR FIFTEEN AMERICANS.
Officers and Men Who Were Cited for
With the American Army in France,
Nov. 26 (By The Associated Press).
The French War Cross has been con
ferred on the. fifteen. American officers
and men who were cited with their
company by the French general com
manding the sector in which the Amer
icans were stationed at the time of the
first Oerman raid on the night of Nov.
2-3. The men were decorated today
an were informed that they must
keep the medals in their possession
but must not wear them until congress
gives its authorization.
SCHOOL 'TEACHER PICKET
LOSES HER POSITION
Buffalo Woman Was Absent Without
Leave Occoquan . Workhouse.
Buffalo. N. Y.. Nov. 26. Miss Mar
garet Fotheririgham, a teacher In the
local public schools, (was - dismissed
tonight by the school board for being
absent without leave. She had pick
eted the White House and bad been
Imprisoned in occoquan workhouse.
The suffragist militants champion
ed her cause here and Dudley Field
M alone was retained to conduct xher
defense. ' . .
PRESIDENT SENtS LETTER
TO KING ALEXANDER
Congratulating Him on His Accession
; to the Throne of Greece.
London. Nov. 26. The American
minister at Athtns has presented to
King Alexander the minister's letters
accrediting- him - to the post and also
an autograph letter from President
Wilson, cordially felicitating the king
on his accession.- to the - throne, says
an. Exchange Telegraph despatch from
Athens ' under- Saturday's- date.
More than 2,000,000 persons contrib
uted to the T. M. C. A. war fund.
The United States Naval Reserve
needs men between the" ages of 18 and
57. ' .
The French freighter Maine was sunk
eight miles from Dieppe. Twenty-five
lives were lost.
Colonel Horace Reading, formerly
commander of thg old New Jersey In
The General Electric Co. announced
that the plans to increase the stock by
$20,000,000 were made.
Max of Schmittberger, New Tork
police inspector, who died recently,
left an estate of $6,000.
Thre persons were injured when a
crowded trolley car collided with
another in Philadelphia.
All hotels using ten or more barrels
of flour a month for baking must take
Two hundred and six persons were
summoned to appear in New Tork
courts for spitting on the street.
Andrew Carnegie celebrated his 82d
birthday Sunday at his home in New
Tork. He is in the best of health.
Baron Rothermere, a newspaper pub
lisher, brother of Viscount Northcliffe,
was made Minister of the Air Board.
The first National Bank at Dana,
Ind., was fobbed of $15 000. The burg
lars, cut through the vaults with
Elbert H. Gary, chairman of the
United States Steel Corporation,
bought four painting by Fragonard for
The Russian Ambassador, Boris
Bakhmeteff, at Washington, will re
fuse to recognize the Bolesheviki gov
ernment. President Wilson yesterday reviewed
and inspected 940 successful candidates
at the officers' training camp at Fort
. A bill is being drafted to give Sec
retary Daniels power to promote nav
al officer for the period of the war on
acts of gallantry.
Three New York women, sentenced
to jail for picketing the White House
were paroled on ground that jail would
imperil their health.
Major H. F. Lincoln and Paul Wright
an aviator at Langley Field, Newport
News Va., fell 2 500 feet intd a pond
and escaped injuries.
An artillery salute of 19 guns will be
red in honor of T. Roosevelt upon his
arrival in Toronto . to speak in behalf
of the Victory Loan.
Three Germans violating the Pres
ident's proclamatiop to stay away from
the watertront - were arrestea ana an
terned on'Ellis .Island!.
Gen. Sr Herbert Plummer, who has
been in the thick of the fighting at
y pres. will be - sent to command the
British forces in Italy.
Col. House declared to newspaper
men of Britain, France and America
that his mission was pureley for the
prosecution of the war..
A dispatch from Alexandria, Egypt,
says Jews arriving from Jerusalem
report some of the people being nog
ged to death by theTurks.
The commission for the relief of
Belgians made public a statement
showing that German submarines nrea
on nine Belgian relief ships.
To prevent the wasting of corn, ow
ing to the shortage o labor, a husking
bee .will take ' place at the farms of
wealthy residents of Newport, K. I.
John J. Stream, vice president of the
Chicago board of trade has been ap
pointed head of the coarse grain di
vision of the federal food administra
tion. President Wilson and Mrs. Wilson
were spectators of a drill of cavalry
and artillery units at Fort Myer under
the auspices of the Army Kelier so
According to the confidential secre
tary, of Premier Kerensky, 4 who re
cently arrived in England, the Prem
ier is safe and ia. planning for future
It is reported in Washington that
Major General Crozier wil be relieved
of his duties and will be sent to
France to take charge of the ordnance
. French aviators, including members
of the Lafayette Escadrille wrecked
120 German machines over the French
line and 397 over the enemy lines, and
Rear-Admiral Frederick R. Hams,
chief of the navy's bureau of yards
and docks, was named to succeed Rear
Admiral Capps as general manager of
the Shipping Board.
Manufacturers of rubber raincoats
and ponchos will meet in Washington
today with experts (of the Council of
National Defense . to eonsider needs
ot . the new armies.
A letter received at Maiden, Mass.,
from an American naval prisoners of
the Germans, says he is treated hu
manely and is provided with enough
clothing for the winter.
Former Count von BernstorfTs name
was ' stricken from the tolls of the
Franklin and Marshall College at Lan
caster, Pa. He was given the degree
of doctor of laws in 1912.
Gustave Herve, In La Vlctolre,
charges Joseph Caillaux. the former
Premier of - France, with being the
center of the whole campaign for a dis
honorable and ruinous peace.
The trial of Gaston B. Means In
Cabarrus county court 'at Concord, N.
C, progressed no farther than the
drawing of a special venire of 150 men
to supplement the regular panel 'Of 13.
The Marquis de Villabragima, son of
Count Romanonoes, and the Marquis
de Polavieja fought a duel with
swords - because Polavieja criticised
ex-Premied of France Count Roman
ones severely. . , .
Capt. Frank E. Kleinsmidt, who
passed 14 months on the Austrian and
German fronts as a newspaper cor
respondent before the- United States
entered the war. was arrested for hav
ing a- revolver and a d&gger In his
apartment. . ,. . . .
Narration Leading Up to
Husband Was Both Pathstic and Humorous
JURORS kUD SPECTATORS VISIBLY AFFECTED
Her Acquaintance With De Saulles, Her Brief Courtship, the
Wedding Ceremony, Followed by Domestic Infelicity,
Her Reception at the De Saulles Home as "an Unwel
come Guest" Were Graphically Described, as Was the
Five Mile Automobile Trip to "The Box", But Witness
Claimed a Lapse of Memory Preceding the Shooting Un
til She Realized She Was in Jail.
Mineola, N. T., Nov. 28. From the
witness stand in supreme court here
today, Mrs. Bhinca Do Saulles told a
story upon which may depend her
conviction or acquittal of the charge
of murdering her husband, John L.
De fcaulles, at his Long. Isiand home,
the night of August 3.
It was a taie in which pathos and
humor were mingled. There were
moments when the pale, 23 year old
Chilean heiress smiled broadly at a
part of her own grim narration and
when the spectators who crowded the
court-room laughed so loudly it was
necessary for Justice David F. Man
ning, who is presiding, to rap for or
der. But the greater part of the story
was so deeply pathetic that jurors
and spectators yere visibly affected.
It was a story in which scenes were
rapidly shifted. The first was a lux
urious estate in Chile Vina del Mar,
"The Vineyard by the Sea," wheie
the defendant spent her childhood.
Then followed a reference to the three
years the young woman spent in s.
convent in England. There was the
return to her Chilean home and her
acquaintance with De Saulles, fresh
from laurels won as a football star
Then the witness told of her brief
courtship and the wedding ceremony
performed in Paris in 19 li.
Years of Unhappiness.
From this point, the story was one
of dqmestic infelicity, of indifferent
neglect," and unfaithfulness on the
part of the husband, which eventual
ly led to the divorce court. These
years of unhappiness for the defend
ant were described as "a horrib'.e
nightmare" in one of the several let
ters written by Mrs. De Saulles as
read to the court and which inter
spersed' her testimony.
Next came the climax ofthe Nar
ration Mrs. De Saulles' account of
the tragedy at "The Box," her former
husband's home near Westbury, Long
Island, the night she failed in her en
deavor to secure possession of her
son and, in a moment of mental irre
sponsibility, according to her claim,
fired the revolver shots. ,
- No Reference to "Hypothyreosis.",
There was no reference, throughout
the five hour recital, to "hypothyreo
sis," the thyroid condition which her
attorneys say was partly responsible
for her temporary mental derange
ment. Mrs. De Saulles story told,
there remain to be examined several
other witnesses on behalf of the de
fendant whereupon the way will be
cleared for a long battle , of alienists
and other medical specialists repre
senting the prosecution and defense
which is expected to be waged before
the case finally goes to the jury.
With this in prospect, lawyers con
nected with the trial tonight jpre
dicted it will continue well into next
Told Story in Low Tone.
Mrs. De Saulles, whose color and
languid demeanor reflected her three
months of imprisonment, told her
story in a tone so low it was neces
sary for Justice Manning to admon
ish her several times to speak louder.
Jurors 'lealfed forward with hands
cupped about their ears endeavoring
to catch every word of the testimony.
Spectators in the back of the court
room listened" intently although only
an occasional sentence was audible to
Accompanying -Mrs. De Saulles in
to the trial chamber were her mother,
Mrs. Blanca JSrrazuriz. her sister,
Amalia, and brother, William, who
came from Chile for the trial.
At the opposite side of the court
room were seated Charles A. H. De
Saulles, a brother of John L. De
Saulles; his sister, Mns. Caroline De
gener, and Stephen S. Tuttle, De
Saulles' former secretary. Near them
was Julius Hademek, De Saulles" va
let, who testified in behalf of the
state last week. Among the specta
tors were many persons prominent in
New Tork and Long Island social cir
cles. . -
Entered Court Room Smiling.
When Mrs. De Saulles entered the
court room, she smiled in acknowledg
ment of her attorneys' greetings and
bowed to the jury as she took her
Justice Manning took the bench, the
jury roll was -called and . the defend
ant immediately went op the stand.
The witness had finished" the - first
part of - her story her marriage at
the age of 16 and her return to the
United States with De Saulles when
her attorney, Henry A. Uterhart, in
terrupted io read several letters bear
ing Mrs. De Saulles' signatures.
These missives brimmed with words
of affection. They pictured the
youthful bride's dream of the happi- :
ness. which she thought was to be
hers, but an occasional phrase such
as "please don't disappoipt us again,"
and "come . Tuesday without fail" in
dicated the neglectful attitude, which
Mrs. De Saulles claims he assumed
toward her, was asserting itself.
ue saulles'. fitful trips to London
and Paris from where he would cable
to his wife to join him there, made
np the next part of the story told by
the witness. 1 . .-
These summonses, she eald. were
followed several times by later mes
sages from her husband telling her to
remain in the United States that he
was coming back to this country. They
were invariably received, ehe said,
after she had closed up their home and
made all preparations to leave.
- Alleged Infidelities.
A variety of additional instances of
De Saulles alleged 'infidelities and in
considerate treatment was told. When
given eepurities worth $100,000 which
the witness said she inherited from her
father1, De Saulles told ber "It 4s ab
SAULLES' LIFE STORY
Shooting of Her Divorced
surd to call you an heiress,'' the de
During a brief stay in London and
later while they were living in Ncv:
Tork, Mrs. De Saulles said her hus
band repeatedly embarrassed her by
failing to appear at social functions
which they had arranp-ed.
An Unwelcome Guest.
While livin? with De S?anllcs' par
ents at South Bethlehem, Pa., wherj
she said she wns treated as "an un
welcome visitor." her husband spent
nearly all his tim? in New Tork "on
business." makinr an occasional week
end visit to the place.
Joan Sawyer, a dancer, whom Mrs.
De Saulles said she lerirned hoy hus
band had "entertained" in an apart
ment in New York during- one winter,
and the Duke of Msrnohester. with
whom she said De SaTilles "envortpd
about" brirginsr her distasteful notori
ety, were mentioned in this part of
Leading up to the date of the tragedy
the witness to'd of efforts which she
said' were made by her former hus
band, whom she had then divorced, to
alienate the nffections of her son. This
was done, she declared, throuch a
n'irse whom Da Snulleg hn,l encrae-ed to
care for th bov and who. sh testi
fied, told him to "act bad" when he
returned to her custody from "The
Box," the father's home.
A letter, bearing De Saulles' signa
ture and purporting to show that the
boy, John- L. De Saulles. Jr., was in
the custody of his mother by terms of
an agreement between the parents
vhn th? shooting occurred, was in
troduced by Attorney Tfterhart. Intro
duction of th's letter immediately pre
ceded Mrs. De Saulles' story of the
"When De Saulles failed In his
promise to return Jack to me earlv
that evenintr," said the witness, "I
determined to go to The Box and get
Mrs. De Saulles then told what s'l
claimed she could remember of the
five mile automobile trip from her
home to that of her former husband.
Her Story of tha Shooting.
"When I entered th"- house, I snw
baby coming down the stairs with
Caroline (Mrs. Dec-oner) " she con
tinued. "I wanted to take him and
run. Then Julius (De Saulles' valet)
arrived. I think I asked him. Where
is De Saulles?' Then he appeared. I
said, 'I think it is prettv mean f
you to keep babv away from me.' I
don't know what he sr.id. I said,
'I have come to. take him home with
me.' Tie looked at me. He said, 'Yon
can't have him you never can have
"I think I was stunned then." con
tinued the witness after a loner pause.
"I had a 'frightful pain in my head."
There was another Eilnce fully a .
minute in duration. Tb-en the de
fendant added, "I still seem to hear
When Mrs. De Saulles failed to sav
anything more, during an interval In
which every eye wa.s fixed on the lit
tle woman on the witness starid, and
every ear was strained in anticipation
of an .additional statement. Justice
Maning asked, "Is that all you have to
"That is" all I remember," came the
scarcely audible reply.
"When did your senses returneT ask
ed he justice. ,
"I don't know. Mv head was hurting j
me terribly. I didn't know where I j
was. hut I know now it must have ;
been in jail. That is all I remember."
The last part of the story came .In
a. faltering, uncertain - manner, as j
though the speaker was striving vain-
y to recall something. ' There was a j
seemingly interminable space be'tween ;
the woman's words, and her tone low- j
ercd until the concluding. "That Is all j
I remember." was almost whispered, t j
The witness' story told. Justice J
Manning immediately recessed court ;
until tomorrow morning, when it Is ex- .
pected Mrs." Errazniriz, Mrs. De Saulles'
mother will be placed on the stand.
PRICE LISTS OF COLD
STORAGE TURKEY '
Are to Be Distributed to Markets by
Police in New York.
New Tork, Nov. 26. Price lists of
cold storage turkey approved by fed
eral, state and city food artministra- ,
tors, will be distributed by the police
tomorrow, to shops dealing in- fowl.
Dr. .Henry Moskowitz, city commis- t
sioner of markets, announced here to
night in an order fixing the price- of
cold storage turkey.
Texas plain will sell at wholesale
from 23 to 25 cents a pound and at '
retail up to 28 cents a pound, Texas ;
fancy up to 30 cents wholesale ana i
35 cents retail, northern plain up to
28 cents wholesale and 32 retail. The
retail prices are based on a "cash ;
and . carry basis." ;. . , '
TWO INTERNED GERMANS
INJURED IN HAVANA j
When a Grenade They Were Placing
' in a' Garden Exploded. '
Havana, Nov. 26. Frederick Gum- !
ning, 23 years old," and Otto RosahL '
former members of the crew of a
German ship seized when Cuba de
clared, war. and Kort French, under V
confinement as a German spy, who
were interned in ' Cabanas Fortress, I
were Injured this morning by the ex
plosion of one of several old grenades,
which they, were placing about a small
Gunning's, hands were mangled. The
others were less seriously injured.
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