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VOL. XXV. NO. 177
Undeterred bv the Wintry
Weather and Floods, Ef
fort is Still Being Made
i to Break Down Defense
of Franco-British Troops
From Allies' Point of View
Probably Most Important
Operations Are Those
South of Verdun Against
the Bis Fortresses
' LONDON, Nov. 17. Undeterred by
the wintry weather and floods, the
Hermans are still making an effort to
break down the allies' defense along
the Franco-Belgian frontier. Although
the Herlin official statement refers to
the day as a quiet one, there was an
almost continuous artillery duel, with
occasional infantry attacks, but r.ppar
ently without cither side making prog-.j
ress. The line from the' coast to Nicu
liort, which has been receiving less at- 1
tention since the Germans began the
attempt to get the British out of
Ypres, was again subjected to a bom
bardment described as violent, while to
the south of Dixmude the Germans
have been trying, under the fire of the
allies' cannon, to build works to check
the flood which compelled them 'to
evacuate part of the trenches and at
other points the big guns have again
been busy. Rheims was subjected to
another rajn of shells.
From the allies' point of view, prob
ably the most important operations
were those south of Verdun, where the
French troops for some time have been
trying to relieve the pressure which the
Hermans have be$n exerting on the
fortress. They at last succeeded, ac
cording to a French official statement
;ind besides making some progress on
the heights of Meuse, have advanced
nn St. Mihiel. the only point on the
left bank of the Meusc which the Ger
mans have been successful in holding.
Another big battle is developing in
Poland, where the Russian advance has
been met by large forces of Germans
coming from Thorn. The GeTmnn plan
seems to be to attack the Russian cen
ter In the hope of drawing their wings
trom Fast Prussia and Cracow. Tn
the former region the Russians report
further advance toward the Gumbin-ncn-Argerburg
line to the north, but
they have not been able to dislodge the
Germans from their passages in the
Mazurian Lakes. In Galicia the troops
of Emperor Nicholas are driving the
Austrians southward and to the west
ward have engaged their rear guards
at Dukla, at the foot of the Carpathian
mountains. An unofficial report that
Cracow is burning has not been con
firmed. The action of the steamer Berlin, a
former North German Lloyd liner,
which has been converted into a crui
ser, in deliberately entering the har
bor of Trondhjem, Norway and intern
ing, is something of a mystery here. It
is presumed she was acting as a con
voy for the German submarines, arid
was being watched by the allies- war
ships. Enemy Renews Attacks
PARIS, Nov. 17. Tonight's official
statement says:
'According to the latest advices the
enemy has renewed attacks to the
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How the Russians have possibly opened a way for a inarch on Berlin;
is Bhown in the above map., It is based on official and unofficial report
from Petrograd, Berlin dispatches having given little information of events
ion this front for three weeks, except brief admissions of the retirement of
the Kaiser's forces.
Carranza Still
Ready To Quit
Villa Does
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. Delayed
dispatches received from the American
consular agents at Aguas Calientes and
Mexicw City confirmed the earlier re
ports that Carranza had agreed to re
sign, provided Villa similarly retired.
Gutierrez, who is a close friend of Villa,
has approved Carranza's conditions,
and tonight it seemed that unless Villa
himself upset the armistice, peace in
Mexico is assured.
In accepting Carranza's conditions, it
is presumed by the American consular
agents that 'Gutierrez spoke on behalf,
after consultation, of Villa. The latter
had previously made a public announce
ment that he placed his own destiny in
the hands of Gutierrez and would do
w hatever the latter requested.
No word has come yet from George
'arothcr.s, American consular agent ac
companying Villa, saying what the-general's
plan would be. There is some
doubt in well informed quarters here
whether either Villa or Carranza wtll
actually leave Mexico. It is thought
the convention on re-assembling will
ask that both remain, out of consider
ation to their services In the revolu
tion against Huerta.
Carranza's proposal which was ac
cepted by Gutierrez, provided that a
first chief would deliver his executive
power on the following conditions:
"First That Carranza relinquish his
command in the constitutionalist army
to Gen. Pablo Gonzales, commander of
the division of the east.
"Second That Villa would retire as
commander of the division of the north,
placing his troops under the orders of
Genera! Gutierrez.
"Third That both Villa and Carran
za should leave the country and should
give evidence of that fact by appearing
.it Havana, Cuba, on or before Novem
ber 25."
Villa Still Aggressive
EL PASO, Nov. 17. Villa's troops,
supporting the convention of the chief
tains, have begun an aggressive move
ment against the Carranza forces, dis
regarding any further attempts to ad
just peacefully the disagreement of the
constitutionalist factions. This is re
ported in press and official messages
from Aguas Calientes. The convention
troops took without opposition, the
town of Leon, it is reported.
Later advices rumored the occupa
tion of Queretaro, where General Pablo
Gonzales. Carranza's principal leader,
had established a base. A proposition
from Carranza that he and Villa exile
themselves from Mexico and meet in
Havana on November 25 is regarded by
local Villa officials merely as a final
attempt of the deposed constitutionalist
commander-in-chief to delay the at
tack from a division of the north. A
communication was received by Car
ranza officials here from the Rafael
Zubaran company, constitutionalist
agent at Washington, in which he
called upon all loyal elements to assist
In waging war- on Villa. The letter,
however, was mailed several days ago.
NEW YORK, Nov. 17. Silver
Electrolytic. $11.87 to $12.
David Lloyd George, Chan
cellor of Exchequer, Gives
. House of Commons Esti
mate of Probable Cost of
Immediate Expenditure
Mow 'ever. Collection Would
Be Made on Basis of One
third of Present Income,
Beer and Tea Paving
Their Share
ASSOCIATED press dispatch
LONDON, Nov. 17. David Lloyd
George, chancellor of the exchequer,
in the house of commons, estimated !
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England to be $2,230,000,000, the
largest amount England ever spent
for war and more than twice what
was spent for the four years' con
flict in South Africa. To pay the
enormous bills of the government it
was decided. It was said, to raise a
loan of $1,750,000,000 which will be
issued at 95, to bear interest at 3 1-2
per cent, redeemable at par on March
1, 1928.
The chancellor proposed and the
house unanimously supported him,
that the income tax be doubled, hilt
only collected on one-third of the
income of this year; and that the ex
tra half penny (one cent) per half
pint be levied on beers and the ex
tra three pence (six cents) per pound
on tea. He explained that the expen
diture on the British troops would
be higher in proportion than that of
any other country in the world, as
the pay and cost of the army and
navy arc greater; there are separate
allowances to the men and their fa
milies and pension are on a greater
stale. Already 2,900,000 are serving,
and another million are in the course
of enlistment. I
Five hundred million dollars of the
new British war loan of $1.7."0,000,0"0
have already been taken by one firm, i
it was'announced today in the house
of commons by David Lloyd George.
The country, said Mr. Lloyd George, 1
is fighting an enemy that would not,
without a smashing defeat, give in
to any terms which Britain could
prudently offer. J
Whether the war is long or short
it will be necessary to settle once and
for all the great question which has
so long been the cause of irritation
in Europe. After the war there would
be a period w hen ' an enormous de
mand would be made upon the manu
facturing resources of thi. country
which will be followed by one of the
most critical industrial situations the
nation has ever confronted. It is
therefore desirable that as much
money as is possible should be raised
by taxation during the period of in
flation, so as to reduce the per
manent burden of the country. He
would be committing an unpardon
able blunder, he said, if fie did not
take the earliest opportunity to en
able people who could not fight to
contribute towards carrying on the
war. This war will fail in one of its
chief purposes if it did not lead to
an all around reduction of the inflat
ed cost of armament. The govern
ment proposed to levy no taxes that
interfered with any productive in
Mr. Lloyd George said the govern
ment had also decided for the pres
ent not to tax the wages of the class
es not paying an income tax.
He said it was scarcely realized that
2,000,000 men are now serving the
country under arms and he confident
ly expected this number ' would be
increased in the next few months to
3,000,000 men, which, he added, would
entail the payment of separation
allowances amounting to $375,000,000
this year.
Incidentally, the chancellor of the
exchequer estimated that the full
year of the war cost at least $2,250,
000,000. This is infinitely greater
than the cost of any war in which
Great Britain has ever engaged. The
largest amount ever before spent on
a war In a single year was $350,000,
000. Mr.. Lloyd George refused to specu
late as to the length of the war. It
might be shortened or lengthened, he
said, by accident, but he was bound
as the prudent chancellor or the ex
chequer to estimate for a longer
period. He emphasized the statement
that the nation should raise as much
money as possible.
The chancellor told his hearers that
this was a time of sacrifice.
THE HAGUE, Nov. 17 The steam
er Tremorvah, the first Belgium relief
ship from the American continent, ar
rived at Rotterdam. The Tremorvah
sailed from Halifax October 28, car
rying 3500 tons of flour, potatoes,
cheese, "and canned goods, the gift
of the people of Nova Scotia. Dis
tribution will be started tomorrow by
the American commission.
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Burns of No. 4 mine, Prairie Creek, Ark., destroyed by strikers; Roger B.
Hull (left) and Judge frank A. Youmans.
Fiousra I;
Full Program Issued by As-
sistant Secretary K. L.
Waletitt Gives Idea of
Importance o Session
Here Next Month -
Most famous of mining authorities,
recognized heads of their lines of
science, chiefs of the big companies,
editors of mining journals, directors of
federal bureaus these are some of the
men who will be heard discussing the
large topics of the d.iy at the fourteenth
annual session of the American Mining
Congress here between December 7 ifhd
Assistant Secretary E. L; Waleott of
the congress, issued yesterday a copy
of his provisional program, which is as
Afternoon Session
Opening session called to order by
chairman of local committee.
Address of welcome: Hon. Geo. Y. P.
Hunt, governor of Arizona.
Address of welcome: Hon. Geo. V.
Young, mayor of phoenix.
Response by Mr. Carl Scholz, pres
ident. Five minute responses by represen
tatives from, the several states.
Evening Session
Reception to the president and diree-
rtio M-Tiifh the "net toirpfllpr" snirit
will' prevail as a preparation for theifrvv millions' worth of commercial pa
more serious work of the convention.
Morning Session
Report of the committee on metalli
ferous mine taxation. Hon. D. L. Webb,
chairman. Denver, Colo.
Open discussion under five-minute
rule of the general subject of mine tax
ation. 1. Should the taxes be so applied as
to prevent the holding of mining
claims, patented or unpatented, with
out substantial development work?
2. Should all unworked claims he
assessed at a valuation equal to the
price nsked by the owner?
3. Should the state's power to tax
be used to prevent the holding of min
ing claims for purely speculation pur
poses? .
Afternoon Session
Address: "Why Optimism", pr. Geo.
Otis Smith, director of the United
States geological survey.
1 "The Needs of the Zinc Mining In
dustry," Mr. Otto Ruhl, Joplin, Mo.
Address: "Mining in New Mexico,"
Dr. Fayette A. Jones, Socorro, X. M.
Report of committee on miningin
vestments. Hon. W. R. Allen, chairman,
Hutte, Mont., lieutenant governor of
Montana. .
Address: E. G. Reinert, Denver, Colo.,
editor Mining Science. t
General discussion under five-minute
Evening Session
Annual meeting of members, followed
by address by Dr. Joseph A. Holmes.
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TUCSON, Nov. 17. William Jen-
ning.s Bryan, Jr., a resident of Tuc- j
son and son of the secretary of j
state of the United States, has as-
oeptcAl a position on the board of
regents of the University of Ari- ;
zona, vacated by the resignation ef
Rev. Logan AV. Wheatley." Mr.
Wheatley has gone to his new
church at Orovillc, Calif. Mr. Brv- !
! an is an attorney here and was a
I member of the chuss of 1912 of the
University of Arizona and has a J
I degree of Master of Arts at 29 j
years of age.
Vast Sums Are
Shifted Without
Any Big Hitch
, WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. How
$170,000,000 In gold,
lawful money,
was shifted without a hitch yester
day from the banks. which were mem
bers of the federal reserve system to
their reserve banks was told in to
day's reports to the federal reserve
board. Of this a total of about $137,
ooii.ooo was n gold or gold certlfi-
cntes, the
other forms of
mopev. t '
According to estimates, between
seventy and eighty millions are yet
to be tiansf erred from the member
banks to the reserve banks to meet
the present reserve requirements.
Tile first day of the twelve reserve
lianks was apparently devoted largely
to courting money and to the usual
ceremonies accompanying tiie launch
ing of a new organization. Only a
per was re-discounted. Officials
watching the operations of the banks
predicted l irge amounts of rediscounts
in the near future.
At present there is close to a. $300,-
O'iO.OOO emergency currency and possi-
bly a $l(Mi,000,ooo clearing house loan
certificated outstanding or in the
hands of the banks. The emergency
currency is subject to a tax by the
government of three per cent for the
first time months and an increase
after that perjod until it reaches six
per cent. Clearing house certificates
were also put out at high Interest
rates. Both emergency currency and
certificates are secured by paper
whith the officials believe in most
instance:: v.-ill be subject to a redis
count by the federal reserve banks.
FOLKESTONE, Nov. 17. The body
of Field Marshal Lord Roberts, which
arrived tonight from Boulogne, was
received by a large contingent of of
ficers from Shorncliff camp, the
mayor of Folkestone and other offi
cials. The waiting room of the rail
way statioji was converted into a
mortuary chamber. The coffin was
bTne there by non-commissioned
army officers. It was laden with a
number of wreaths. In the procession
from the boat to the railway station
marched a. delegation of British,
French and Indian officers. A guard
was posted about the coffin.
Roger B. Hull, special repres3iita
tive of the U. S. department of jus
tice, has been sent to Arkansas to
conduct a special grand jury investi
gation of the strike at the mine3
near Fort Smith. In the meantime
Frank A. Youmans, U. S. judge for
the western district of Arkansas, has
been provided with a special body
guard, as his life has-been threaten-
ed by the striking miners. -.Among
the damage done by the strikers has
been the destruction of the Coronado
Coal Company's plant at Prairie
Elderly Juvenile Reform
Worker Takes Own Life
father Than Face the
Charges of !"-Year-Old
(Jirl Despite Operation
LOS ANGKLLS, Nov. 17. Poison,
not a habeas corpus proceeding, re
lieved Herbert W. Lewis, an elderly
juvenile reform worker, arrested here
Sunday, from going to San Francisco
in custody to answer a charge pre
ferred against him by Ida Nilcs. a
fifteen year old ward of the Children's
' Home Society, of which he is superiri-
tenaent. lie was iouna aeau in uie
park, where the children, believing him
asleep, played about his body. Identi
fication was made w hile attorneys and
friends waited for him to appear in
court for a "hearing of his petition for
To the girl who accused 'him, Lewis
had applied a bit of Kipling "A rag,
a bone, a hank of hair little vampire
who appeared to be twice her age, but
who had the "wisdom of a woman foClr
times her years."
Yesterday after his release on ball,
he said:
"My innocence will be established
easily in court. But charges such as
these are always fatal."
Lewis left his home at 1 o'clock this
afternoon, after kissing his wife goo3
bye. He had spent the morning in his
office at home where he wrote his will
in longhand, leaving it in the desk
addressed to an attorney.
No final message in explanation of
his action has been found. He regard
ed the accusation as one of the haz
ards of his work. He told his wife he
would hurry to the court room where
the hearing was to be held .at 2:30
o'clock. Soon afterwards attorneys
telephoned his wife, asking that he
hurry as he was delaying the case.
The Valley Bank Matter Is
Progressing Rapidly And Well
The condition of the reorganization
of the Valley bank and its probable im
mediate consumation was the question
under discussion at a meeting of the
directors of the institution with the
members of the policy holders commit
tee yesterday. The committee is com
posed of Dr. J. C. Norton, Col. C. W.
Johnstone, A. L. Moore, Francis S. Ve
lie. Rev. H. M. Campbell, Frank T. Al
kire and Clay F. Leonard. After the
meeting the committee gave out the
following statement for publication:
"This morning the directors of the
Valley bank met with the depositors'
committee in a lengthy conference that
went deeply into the affairs of the in
stitution. The directors have been
working night and day toward.straight-
With Promise of Best of
Things, is the Way Wil
son Sums Up His Views
of Business Conditions in
the Nation
President Also Refers to
the New Tariff Law. Cur
rency Law and Trade
Commission Law as Erad
icating the Monopolies
associated press dispatch
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. "The fu
ture is clear and bright with a pro
mise of the hest things," was the
way the president summed up his
view of the business prospect tonight
in a letter to Secretary McAdoo of
the treasury department, congratulat
ing him upon the opening of the fed
eral reserve bank system.
"Fundamental wrongs once righted.
as they may now easily and quickly
be," wrote the president, "all the dif
ferences will clear away. " We are all
in the same boat, though apparently
we have forgotten it. We now know
the port for which we are bound. We
have and shall have more and more
as our new understandings ripen, the
common discipline of a patriotic pur
pose. AVe shall advance and advance
together with a new spirit, new en
thusiasm and new cordiality of spirit
ed co-operation. It is an inspiring
Mr. Wilson referred to the new tar.
iff law, the new currency law, the
new trade commission law, and labor
provisions of the new anti-trust law
as a means through which "the soil
which has everywhere been laid bare
and out of which monopoly will slow
ly be eradicated."
He added that "undoubtedly the
means by which credit has been set
is at the heart of all these things;
is the key piece of the whole struc
ture." Referring to the "opportunities" of
the currency law the president said,
"the war which has Involved the
whole heart of Europe has made it
necessary for the United Stated to
mobilize its resources in the most ef
fective way possible.
"He spoke of the difficulty of mar
keting the cotton crop of the country,
and added that "no doubt in the light
of . the new day, with, its new un
derstandings, problems of the rail
roads are also to be met and dealt
with in a spirit of candor and jus
The president's letter said in part:
"I do not know that any special
credit belongs to me for the part I
have been privileged to play in
the establishment of the new sys
tem of which we confidently hope so
much. In it are the labor, knowledge,
forethought, political experience and
the sagacity of the many men em
bodied and who co-operated with un
usual wisdom and admirable public
spirit. None of them, I am sure, will
be jealous of a distribution of praise
for the great piece of legislation
upon which the new system rests:
they only rejoice unselfishly to see
the thing accomplished, and its ac
complishment is of the deepest signifi
cance, both because of the things it
has done away with and - because of
the things it has supplied that the
country has lacked and long needed.
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Lewis handed his wife a roll of banTt
notes before he left. When she counted
them afterwards, she found nearly
$1,000. In his will, after disposing of
his property, he concluded:
"I one no man any debt except that
of gratitude for inestimable friendship
and the wise counsel of friends."
Julius Brown, president of the Child
ren's Home Society, who undertook the
defense of the accused man, said the
record of the California Hospital here
proved that an operation waB performed
on Lewis three years ago which made
it impossible that the charges could be
ening cut the affairs of the bank. They
have just completed a careful appraise
ment of assets and their statement, as
presented to the committee, was more
favorable than had been expected.
"The completion of this appraise
ment now makes it possible to talk in
telligently with outside capital looking
toward reopening the bank. The de
lwisitors' meeting is working hand in
hand with the officers of the bank to
prevent a receivership anil it is confi
dently expected that negotiations now
in progress will result in the speedy
reopening of the bank without the loss
of a dollar to any depositor. The de
positors' committee, as fast as war
ranted, will give through the press to
the depositors and the public all pos
sible information of interest."
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