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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR 10 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, THURSDAY" MORNING, NOVEMBER 29, 1917 10 PAGES VOL. XXVHL, NO. 192 VILLA WRECK! TRAI PA TRIO TIC APPEAL TO FARMERS FOR GREATER WHEA T CR OP IS MADE Republican A. P. Leased Wire T.li PASO, Nov. 28. General Edu Jirdo Chavez's body was brought to Juarez tonight from Kl Mocho, where ho was killed Monday morning in an 'ttaek on his special train by Villa's olnmn. A military funeral is being arranged for in Juarez tomorrow. Late reports tonight from Juarez Hated that the railroad line was cut below IaKuna and train service from Chihuahua City had been suspended, trains being operated only from La (,'una north. Francisco Villa's followers were re ported to have dynamited a Mexican federal pay train, killing; the paymaster general; attacked and defeated a train load of federals from Juarez, cut the railroad and federal telegraph lines and captured many horses, rifles and other t-lements Monday, according to reliable and confirmed information which was received here late today from Mexico. The attack on the pay train was said 1o have occured at Kl Mocho station, ti.'i miles north of Chihuahua City where i large dynamite mine was placed un der a rail, destroying the engine and lender and wrecking the pay train General Eduardo Chavez, who was on the train enroute from Chihuahua City to Sonora, ran to the door to discover the cause of the explosion and wreck when he was struck four times, one bullet penetrating his forehead and three puncturing his body, according to the reports. Of his troop escort of seventy men, 1 li irty escaped including six wounded who were brought to Juarez late last Jiight and given treatment at the mili tary hospital. On this train was said to have been $50,000 in Mexican cur rency and $10,000 gold which was to have been paid to the garrison troops nlong the road. 1-nese turns were seized by the Villa troops. After seizing the railroad station at Mocho, Villa was said to have placed mi experienced railroad train dispatch er in the telegraph office and had him report the line open at that point. This resulted in the train approaching he station without warning. This is an old trick of Villa's. The same day another hand of Villa followers was reported to have engaged a troop train from Juarez carrying OOu troops formerly stationed at bjinaga. This attack was reported to have oc curred at Gallego, 170 miles south of Juarez. After a fight of five hours the federals were forced to retire toward Moctezuma although they succeeded in driving off the Villa attackers with, heavy losses on both sides. They were forged to abandon their trains and cav ulrv horses numbering 250, according to thVse reports. A captain named Mar t n Ruiz was reported killed in this fight. They telegraphed to Juarez yen terday for reinforcements and a train Was sent from Juarez. Villa apparently dodged General Her nandez and his federal cavalry column by leaving the main road from Ojinaga to Chihuahua City and striking, due tsi irom coyame. to Kl .Mocho sta tion where he attacked the pay train As Kl Mocho is but CO miles from Chi- liuuhua City, the presence of a Villa Column that near the state capital caused fear here tonight that an attack might be made upon that city soon. However, Mexican federal officials hare are assured that the federals have A sufficient force in Chihuahua City to repel any attack and thev said with Hernandez in lose pursuit of Villa, the rhances of capturing the leader of the nana and the annihilation of his fol towers are pood, villa was said to have captured three, eighteen milime ter cannon frot.the federals recently. PATRIOTIC APPEAL FOR MORE WHEAT The Arizona Council of Defense and the United States Food Adminis tration join in the following resolution, which is given publicity through out the State to encourage increased production of wheat as a patriotic service: WHEREAS, it appears from the survey recently completed by the Arizona Council of Defense of all foods and feeds grown in Arizona that the quantity of wheat is far below the consumption of this product in this state; and WHEREAS, we feel this is in a sense a reflection upon the patriotic citizenship of Arizona which has never failed in responding ,to any call made by our government; and WHEREAS, in order that Arizona may be relieved from a place in the class which consumes in excess of production a commodity which our government is depending upon as a vital elment in winning the war with Germay; and WHEREAS, the goverment fully realizing the dire need of our allies for more wheat, and to stimulate production in America, has guaranteed to all producers a minimum price of two dollars a bushel for 1918 wheat at primary terminal markets, which we are advised by a representative of a bureau of markets should be equivalent to a price of approximately three dollars and fifty cents per hundred pounds on wheat of the quality of Early Baart, f, o. b- Phoenix, or Tucson, Arizona; NOW, THEREFORE, we believe it the patriotic duty of the farmers of Arizona to release to the government for use to our allies and our sol diers in Europe additional wheat to the extent of one-half million bushels. This means an increased acreage within the state of fifteen thousand acres, or an increase of fifty per cent in the present acreage in this vital crop. Fortunately, we find that there is within the state an ample quan tity of first-class seed to cover the need of this production. All farmers are urged as individual service to their country in its time of need to plant wheat even though it be but a small plat. In many sections of this state this planting must be done within the next thirty days. We realize that in asking the farmers of Arizona to perform this patriotic duty, they may sometimes forego a greater profit which could be made in other crops, but we are convinced that they will respond to this appeal in a spirit of patriotic duty and show Arizona squarely behind the government and our boys at the front. DWIGHT B. HEARD, Chairman, Arizona Council of Defense. TIMOTHY A. RIORDAN, U. S. Food Administrator for Arizona. German Inventor May Not Profit From Invention Republican A. P. Leased Wire MINEOLA. N. Y., Nov. 28. An order restraining Louis Enricht, a German Inventor of a so-called substitute for gasoline, from disposing of his product and from giving out information re garding It, was signed here today by Supreme Court Justice Manning. The substitute is declared to be of value in the operation of submarines, accord ing to a bill of particulars filed with the complaint in which the restraining order was asked. Enricht, who is 70 years old and who was born in Germany, is alleged to have negotiated with "spies and representa tives of the German government now in this country" for the sale of his formula to Germany. The bill of particulars declares that prior to America entering the war, En richt proposed to sell his secret to Germany for $1,500,000; and that on November 12 he agreed to let it be sold to the United States government for $500,000 cash and $5,000,000 a year for 15 years on condition that none of America's allies in the war should share the secret. o MB SUND AY SET AS DATE F HEARING WITH BOLSHE LEADerSOKIG t OP VIRI EACE ADDRESS M ES S TUN Chihuahua Not Captured JUAREZ. Nov. 28. Renorts that Chi. Jiuahua City had been captured today ny Villas forces were officially denied hero tonight. At military headquar ters it was declared that the railroad was open to the state capital and that the telegraph lines were working be tween tnat point and Juarez. Andres Garcia, Inspector general of -Mexican consulates in the United Mates, also denied the report that Chi huahua Citv had been taken. He said the telegraph lines were working and messages being sent and received be tween Juarez nnd Chihuahua City to night. general Pedro Favela, with approxi- (Continued on Pago Two) IF ARMISTICE 15 SOUGHT FOOD 10 SUPPLIES TO STOP Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Nov. 28. There win De no lo-rnal announcement for ine present or the attitude of the Unit ftd States and the allied nations toward the Holsheviki regime in Petrograd. : The American ;;overnment is waiting both for official mlormation rbout the relations of the Itolsheviki leaders with German army ofticers and for further developments in the tangled situation. The only official expression has been ):.ade in a staicir.ent to the Russian general staff by Lieutenant Colonel Judsrn. head of the American military mission, giving warning that the log ical outcome of the movements for an armistice and peace will be the cutting off of American supplies. This state ment, officials said, "summarized the situation accurately." Steps already have been taken to forestall the possibility of any part of the vast stores of supplies bought in this country for Russia fulling into en emy hands. Some ships are no the way but they can be diverted by wireless at any time. Of course, official confirmation of the news that German staff officers are in Jtrograd advising Lenine and his followers and that some of the Holsheviki actually have crossed the Herman border to talk armistice and )eace will make it necessary .to recog - nize the 1'etrograd radicals as enemies. This would make It necessary for the American and alliei diplomats imme diately to withdraw either to a neutral country or to some, other part of Itussia. Adopting the above ringing appeal to the farmers of Arizona to aiu ir. ncreasing the wheat crop in Arizona so that tnis state may ue ai iwai self-supporting as far as wheat is concerned and not a wheat burden upon the nation, a meeting was held at the council of defense rooms yes terday afternoon where there gath ered an assembly of men, each an expert in the production of food stuffs, particularly to consider a larger Arizona output of wheat, to the end that the state, which now falls far short of the desired end, shall raise and mill all breadstuff required within her borders. The millers present frankly, stated that, owing to the unexampled rise in the value of wheat at Chicago, they had made much money in the last season, hut pointed to the fact that this was speculative profit, and not like that which will be knowc during the coming season, when the price both of the wheat and the manufacture'' product is fixed by the United States government, the la ter through the executive power of the government. It vma- -clearly stated the price of flour at Arizona points. Phoenix and Tucson included, is governed by th price at which Los Angeles, Kansas City and Colorado points may lay i down within this state. From the side of the farmers came statement of relative costs. It showed that the profits of grain rais ing are not to bo compared with such other products as coton. rred Tait had a tabulation showing that an acre of grain costs approximately $45 to raise within the Salt River valley at the present high cost of agriculture. . The net return, there fore, hardly is attractive outside of the consciousness that the grower is doing a highly patriotic service to the state and nation. Expression of the sentiment of the meeting was contained in a resolu tion, unanimously adopted for issu ance jointly by Chairman Dwight B. Heard of the council of defense ana Timothy A. Riordan, federal food ad ministrator for Arizona. This reso lution, summarizing the thought of this representative gathering heads this report. Presiding at the meeting was Chair man Dwight B. Heard of the council of defense who made clear a state ment of the reasons for the call. He stated that 7.2 bushels of wheat a year are required to feed each Ari zonian. Arizona has 30,000 acres under grain and needs at least 45,000. While a patriotic service is in prospect, both miller3 nnd grow ers should have a fair profit and yet the consumer should have his bread at a fair price. Mr. Goldschmidt told how he had tried, with a fine prospect of suc cess, to materially enlarge the wheat acreage of southern Arizona, and how at a gross cost of about J15.000, ho had furnished seed for 4,269 acres in Pima, Santa Cruz, Cochise and Pinal counties. Heretofore, nearly all his wheat has come from out side of his own locality, while his sales have nearly all been local, ow ing to outside competition. His mill. held under government regulation, could hardly be operated were he given only the bare 25c a barrel profit allowed by the government at a terminal price based upon wheat at $2 a bushel. Therefore, he secureu the co-operation of the farmers in counties contiguous to his mill to plant sufficient wheat for milling purposes at Tucson, so that he will not be compelled to go outside of his particular locality for wheat. Mr. Van Riter of the Tempe Hill ing company made a special ref erence to competition during the last year by flours from Colorado, while the Messrs. Viault of Phoenix and Mesa also spoke of the necessary- pricing of their product in accord ance with outside competition and of efforts, somewhat following out Mr. Goldschmidt's idea, to see that the farmers are provided with seed wheat, to be returned to the miller either in kind or in cash. - John P. Orrae said: "We should urge every farmer to put in a small tract, for we -have got to raise wheat that we may exist next year and at least should raise all the wheat that our own country needs." Abstractly, Mr. Orme's idea of the way to get more wheat would be to pay more money for it. He himself is putting in a very large acreage or the grain and is doing what he can to have his neighbors do likewise. The representative character of the gathering is shown from the follow ing list of those in attendance: .- Dwight B. Heard, chairman of tUo state council ot defenB. T. A. Riordan, state food admin istrator. George IT. Smalley, secretary state council of defense. F. C. McNabb, Arizona Seed & Flour company. Phoenix. Leo Goldschmidt, Eagle Milling company,' Tucson. Lincoln Fowler, Phoenix. E. E. Jack, Glendale. Fred Tait, Phoenix. C. C. Green, Glendale. Max Viault, Mesa Milling company. Fred Viault, Phoenix Flour Mills. J. C. Norton, Phoenix. John Orme, President Salt River Valley Water Users' association. J. H. Collins, marketing expert, I). S. department of agriculture. W. A. Barr, Maricopa county agri cultural agent. F. A. Van Riter, Tempe Milling company. Mons Ellingson, Feed Merchant, Tempe. J. T. Conduit, Southwestern Cotton company. Marshall Humphries, Phoenix Seed & Feed company. Jos. R. Loftus, Phoenix. Dr. A. J. Chandler, Chandler. An especially interesting contribu tion was that - from J. H. Collins, home marketing expert from the de partment of agriculture. Referring to the apparent difficulty betwixt the millers and farmers, of whether the governmental price at terminal points should be accepted here or not, he suggested the compromise that the local price of flour the coming sea son should be based upon the price of wheat at, say, Kansas City plus half the flour transportation costs to this point. In 1916 Phoenix re ceived 100 carloads of flour from points outside the state and 91 thus far this year. His ideas would mean a milling-wheat price in Phoenix of $3.65 per 100 pounds. J. T. Conduit of the Southwest Cotton company unexpectedly made the gratifying announcement that his company would certainly meet the call and would put a considerable J. R. Loftus stated that he is planning to plant 160 acres in wheat and that he would be gratified could he receive the Los Angeltis price plus the added freight. s Dr. J. C. Norton, who has 'grown (Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. Thanks giving messages from members of the cabinet addressed to the people of the country and the country's defenders on land and sea will appear in tomorrow's Official Bulletin. Secretary Lane says he cannot be uiauKiui lor war, me memoas ot war, nor the turning of men's minds from things constructive to things destruct ive, but that he gives "thanks that this is a nation unashamed, that the spirit of Bunker Hill and Santiago is still quicK ana aggressive, and tnat men are willing to die that liberty and justice may live. postmaster Ueneral Burleson says the people or the Lnited States should be thankful that the war is not being waged on our shores and that "while Europe, Asia and Africa are ravaged no foe has invaded our country, our cities have not been destroyed and our people go about their business and live in peace, in plenty and in security. Several of the messages emphasize that the American people should con sider it a blessing to fight for a right eous war for honest ideals and Edwin F. Sweet, acting secretary of com merce, says that the wrong-doer can never truly give thanks. He may gloat over his barbarities and crimes, but thanks to-the Giver of all good, the name of the Prince of Peace, would, pn his lips, be a hideous mockery." "If we measured our national bless ings by the materialistic standard of physical comfort and prosperity, which has been in recent years so potent in our thought as a people," says Secre tary Lansing, "the observance of Thanksgiving day this year might seem almost a mockery for we are engaged in the mast destructive and terrible war of aB times. But a new concep tion of national blessing has come to the American people, a conception in which the spiritual is exalted above the material, in which the life of the na tion is placed above the life of the individual. No greater blessing could have come to the republic than this awakening to the fact that patriotism is more to be prized than wealth." Secretary of Labor Wilson who has just crossed the continent, telegraphed from Portland, Ore., that "in the midst of all diversity of place and people, behind all differences I find a common and complete devotion to this country and unquestioning devotion to the aims of freedom and defnocracy which are the purposes of the country behind the war. "Grim and terrible as is the task before us, says Secretary McAdoo, let us thank God on this Thanksgiving day, that noble America, faithful to her traditions, the undaunted cham pion of democracy, has been called to perform this great and glorious servk to mankind. Secretary Baker says that men of the war department send a word of good cheer in the midst of activities of trying to get. men to France, but with all the preparations "the fight will be won in the stout hearts of men and the message from our hearts to their hearts is one of confidence and trust. secretary uanieis aeciares we are thankful that out of the tragedies of war blossom the flowers of generos ity, love and brotherhood, ennobling national ideals and consecrating na tional character." o Republican A. P. Leased Wire Sunday next has been set by the Germans as the date for a conference with the Bolsheviki leaders for the purpose of negotiating an armistice. The arrangement for the discussion followed a visit of representatives of the Bolsheviki to the German military authorities- on the Teuton side of the fighting front in Russia. The Germans apparently gave quick acquiescence to the proposal of the Russians for an armistice looking to an ultimate peace, for only a few hours intervened be tween the visit of the Russians to the German line and acceptance by the Germans of the proposition that was made to them. While the negotiations are expected to embrace an armistice "on all the fronts of the belligerent countries," it is certain tnat the entente allies will give no heed to the overtures, either of the Bolsheviki, who comprise the radical section of the Russians who long nave aesired Russia to cease fighting, or of the Germans, who for even a greater period of time have been endeavoring to put into opera tion negotiations for a peace that would prove a suitable one for them selves and their allies. That the Balsheviki leaders are dis trustful of the Germans, although they have agreed to enter into negatiations for an armistice, is apparent from the fact that Ensign Krylenko, the Bol sheviki commander-in-chief, has or dered, pending the conference, that there shall be no fraternizing on the part ot the Russians and Germans and advised vigilance and caution by the troops. Meanwhile the great interallied con xerence is preparing to convene in Paris and doubtless it will discuss the situation in Russia and agree upon some method to bring the disaffection to an end or of putting the Bolsheviki element In the category of an ally of tne cenral powers. . In northern France the battle be tween the British and the Germans around Cambrai continued throughout Tuesday night, but on Wednesday died down to small proportions. The Ger mans had brought up large numbers of reinforcements and the fighting for Bounon village, the Bourlon wapd and Fontaine Notre Dame was waged with great bitterness, the positions several times changing hands. Last and northwest of Ypres violent artillery activity is in progress, es pecially on the sector of Passchendaele and it seems probable that another big battle in this region is brewing. The Italians continue to hold their northern front between the French and Piave rivers against the Austro-Ger-man forces who have been unable in repeated attacks to (gain additional terrain. An armistice in order that they might bury their numerous dead has been requested by the Austrians but owing to the lack of faith in the enemy s intentions the Italians refused to grant it. Major Gneral Maurice, chief director of military operations at the British war office, upon whose official state ments much importance is placed, an nounces that the crisis in Italy has passed. Jerusalem is within sight of the British forces operating in Palestine but Turks in force have been gathered about the city and it is not improbable that a great battle will have to be fought for its possession. Twenty-one British merchantmen were sunk, by mines or submarines last week four more in the aggregate than were sent to tno Bottom tne previous week. TWENTY ONE BRITISH CRAFT SUNK IN WEEK Republican A. P. Leased Wire LONDON, Nov. 28. Fourteen Brit-' ish merchantmen of 1,600 tons and over and seven of less than 1,600 tons were sunk by mines or submarines last week according to the weekly admiralty statement issued this evening. This is an increase of four vessels in the larger category over the number reported sunk in last week's report. The admiralty statement follows: Arrivals 2,058; sailings, 2,122. British merchantmen over 1,600 tons sunk by mine or submarine including one previously, 14; under 1,600 tons, 7. Fishing vessels sunk one. British merchantman unsuccessfully (Continued on Page TwoV REPORT FALSTON CASE: DEVELOPMENT COMING While the mystery of the disappear- ments of today would have to do with ance more than a week ago of Kenneth C. Falston may not be fully cleared today. County Attorney L. M. Laney and Sheriff W. H. Wiiky believe that there will be developments today of a startling nature. This much was given out by Attorney Laney last evening after a day of hard work on his part and on the part of the sheriff's office'. "You may say that I believe that we have gone so far with this case," Said Mr. Laney, "that it will be but the matter of a few hours before we will have arrived at a very definite plan of procedure; one that we believe will lead to an unravelling of the mystery. For the present the interests of my of lice and of the officers engaged in the search for Falston are such that I am unable to give out further information than this. But today had served to bring out some apparently startling facts that seem to be leading us to a very definite conclusion." Beyond this statement Attorney La ney would have nothing to say of the case last evening. He admitted that so far as the whereabouts of Falston are concerned, they still remain a mys tery. Whether the expected develo li the discovery of the body of Falston, a revelation that the missing man is still alive or that he had been mur dered, he would not say. The sheriff's office, too, was silent when questioned as to the possible developments. "1 brought my brother down to this country to save his life where is he now?" said Ben Falston yesterday as he paced the sheriffs office, tired and. aiscouragea irom .notner day s irulf- - u . : , . , 1 icon Bcaiui iur n.'.a oromer wrio dropped from view nine days ago. In his pocket the brother carries a faded photograph' of the missing man taken eight years ago when he was 22 years old. A delicate, sensitive face which hardly resembled young Falston in later years yet it is the only photo- grapn Jen fuiston has and he treas ures it as his dearest possession, He has not reported for work since he learned of his brother's mysterious disappearance but is devoting every moment of the day and night in the searcn. xesteraay the water was turned out of the Cross Cut canal but it revealed nothing to the searchers who had an idea, that the body might be found in the canal bottom. attacked including one previously, S. Last week's admiralty report an nounced the sinking of seventeen Brit ish merchant vessels ten of more than 1,600 tons and seven of less tonnage. The week previously only one craft of 1,600 tons and over and five of less tonnage were sent to the bottom. Italian Shipping Losses ROME, Nov. 28. Italian shippins losses due to submarine attacks during the week ending November 25 were one steamer of more than 1,600 tons, one under that tonnage and one small sail ing vessel, it was officially announced todaj'. EMBARGO ON ALL ems ABROAD E TRIG IS TO .DE E IT IT ABLE Is Place of Dead BRITISH HEADQUARTERS IN FRANCE, Nov. 28, 1 p. m. (By the Associated Press.) Fontaine Notre Dame was today virtually No Man's Land, over which swirled a never-end ing deluge of machine gun bullets from the ranks of the opposing forces drawn on either side of this blood drenched little hamlet, Bright warm sun was shining down from an almost cloudless sky but it brought little cheer to the battle-weary German and British troops for it only served to throw into bold pelief the awful picture of desolation and carnage within the confines of this village, through which all day yesterday grim death had (Continued on Fage Two) Republican A. P. Leased Wire PITTSBURG, Nov. 28. An embargo. effective at once upon the shipment or ait export steel billets, bars, plates, scrap and pig iron, except that in tended for use abroad, or by the United States government and the sus pension of all "fast" freight lines on the railroads of the eastern district of of the United States, was ordered to night by the general operating com mittee of the eastern railroads at the close of its first day's session here. The committee also ordered the di version of all through 'freight which would normally pass through the con gested Pittsburg gateway between the east and the west to railroads north and south of that district; the discon tinuance on December 1 of the fast passenger train on the Pennsylvania railroad knoy.n as the "Broadway limited," and -.'urnlshing of only box and stock cars for team track loading of coal. The orders issued by the committee which held tw'o sessions here today with- A. W. Thompson, vice president of the Baltimore and Ohio, as chair man, were based on reports laid be fore the committee by the operating vice presidents of the eastern railroads. The orders apply, it was announced, to all railroads operating in the terri tory east of the Mississippi and north and south of the Ohio and Potomac rivers. The preliminary reports laid before the committee today says a statement issued tonight showed that "there is now stored on the ground and in cars at northern Atlantic ports 1,325,000 tons of steel and iron now immedi ately available for movement over seas." As the movement of more iron and steel products to tidewater would only add to the congestion at the va rious ports and as cars are needed for the transportation of coal and coke, according to the statement, the follow ing order was issued in the form of a resolution: "That all lines reaching the eastern Atlantic seaboard be instructed to em bargo at once all export steel billets, pars, plates or scrap, and pig iron, ex cept tor tne united states govern ment, and that any existing permits be cancelled. No permits are to be is sued for these articles except by spe. cific authority of this committee." It was announced that a representa tive of the committee will be named with headquarters in New York for the purpose of co-operating with the representatives of the allied govern ments to the end that rail transporta tion be limited to the traffic for which tonnage is available. It was indicated that all reports laid before the committee pointed out the (Continued on Page Two) Say Half Million Kirghiz Tribesmen Massacred in 191 6 (Republican A. P. Leased Wire LONDON, Nov. 28. Half a mil lion members of the Kirghiz tribes were massacred by agents of the Russian emperor in 1916, according to a correspondent of the Man chester Guardian who has been traveling in Central Russia. This was punishment for a rebellion against military service by the Central Asian Moslems. Two million nomads, who have gradually been forced eastward by the acquisition of the grazing lands by the emperor's ministers and others who filled the lands with Ukrainian peasants, took part in the rebellion. Civil war still is proceeding between Nomads and the Russian peasants, according to the correspondent. CONGRESSMAN AND SON ARE INDICTED MADISON, Wis., Nov. 28. Con gressman John M. Nelson and his son, Byron, were indicted by a fed eral grand jury today on a charge of conspirary to violate the regis tration laws. The senator's son previously had been indicted charged with failure to register. They will be tried in December. Congressman Nelson was charged with advising his son not to regis ter. Young Nelson now is on his f father's ranch in Canada. n . . BELIEVE ALL PLOTTERS RGAINST KING OF ITALY IN CUSTODY Republican A. P. Leased Wire SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 28. Com missioner of Immigration Henry M. White said tonight he was confident that the leaders of the Cireola Studl Sociali, a society of Italian anarchists alleged to have plotted the assassina tion of the king of Italy and distur bances in this country, were all in cus tody. Approximately 70 men are un der arrest here and in other northwest cities. Additional arrests are expected, how ever, and a number of federal agents are conducting investigations at va rious points In Washington and Ore gon. Mr. White expresses confidence that the activities of the organization in the Pacific northwest had been ended. Those in custody are held on depor tation warrants from Washington. Those .who are not American citizens and who are shown to have been mem- was believed to have been selected as the center of the intrigue. It was their opinion, that the neighboring city of Lynn was. the general headquarters of the conspirators, although the ring leaders maintained their homes else where. Evidence of a startling nature has been obtained, according to the federal officials, but has been withheld from the public pending the trial of three Lynn men who were arrested six months ago charged with conspiring to counsel young men against the selec tive draft act. In connection with the report from Seattle that ' Italian leaders had told their followers that Boston police had been furnished with machine guns to quell food riots, it was recalled that the state public safety committee equipped the police several months ago with rapid firers to safeguard the pub lic interest when the national guards men were called into federal service Republican A. P. Leased Wire MINEOLA, N. V., Nov. 28. Takina of testimony in the trial of Mrs. Blanca De Saulles on a charge of murdering her divorced husband, John L. Da Saulles' condition shortly after the, court here today. Dr. Smith Ely Jeliffe, a widely known alienist, and Dr. Louis C. John-, son, styled a "physiological chemist," told from the witness stand of diag noses which they made of Mrs. D Soulles' condition slrtly after the tragedy on the night of August 3 at "The Box," De Saulles' Long Island home. Their evidence tended to sup port the Chilean woman's claim that she was not accountable for her actions when she fired the revolver shots which killed her former husband. "Hypothyreosis," the disease of the thyroid gland which her attorneys maintain affected the defendant at the time of the shooting, was frequently mentioned by the experts. Incidental to their examination, an X-ray photo graph purporting to show that Mrs. De Saulles also was suffering from brain pressure resulting from a frac tured skull was introduced in evidence. Miss Suzanna Monteau, Mrs. De Saulles' maid, who accompanied her on the automobile ride from her home to that of her former husband just before the shooting occurred, was the only other witness examined today whose testimony is regarded as having an im portant bearing on the case. There were discrepancies in the maid's answers today when compared with those she gave in a deposition taken by counsel for the prosecution and defense shortly after August 3. This deposition was read to the jury. District Attorney Charles R. Weeks pointed out material differences in th two accounts of the scene in De Saulles' living room when the shots were fired but on three main points ha was un able to move Miss Monteau from her first narration. "Mrs. De Saulles told mo to go with her that she was going over to 'The Box' to get little Jack," said the maid in reference to her mistress' purpose in making the trip. The prosecution contends Mrs. De Saulles went to her divorced husband's home intending to shoot him. Didn't Mrs. De Saulles tell you just after the shooting that she was glad she did it and that she hoped he died? asked Attorney Weeks. That is not so," replied Miss Mon teau emphatically. The third point on which the maid s testimony remained firm was her declaration that Mrs. De Saulles said on entering "The Box" that she had come to take her boy home with her. As to the manner in which Mrs. De Saulles fired the shots and whether De Saulles was facing her or had turned away, the witness seemed con fused. Previously she had said her mistress took the revolver from her pocket and fired in a deliberate man ner; that she shot three times "and De Saulles did not move," whereupon she fired twice more. Today she indi cated that the shooting was done in a flash, as though the defendant was actuated by a sudden impulse. The testimony of Dr. J. Sherman Wight, Mrs. De Saulles' physician, dur ing her three months' imprisonment and that of Doctors Jeliffe and John son, all tended to show she had symp toms of a marked "hypothyroid condi tion" when they examined the defend ant a few days after her arrest. The doctors said this disease is caused by an insufficiency of the se cretions of the thyroid gland in the blood stream. Without an adequate amount of these secretions they de clared the vital processes of the bods are retarded and the patient's mental functioning becomes impaired. o hera r,t tin, n nn rrh ist i n. sneietv will be Bent back to Italy, where they can be at the outbreak of ih.e war, dealt with by tne Italian government Federal officials are said to have evi dence showing that at one meeting of anarchists volunteers for the assassi nation of the king of Italy were called for. It was also asserted that the society had plotted to seize supplies of food stuffs at various points in the United States. The society's principal aim, however, is said to have been the weakening of the morale of the Italian armies by a pro-German peace at any price propoganda. WILSON IS RECOVERING Republican A. P. Leased Wire PORTLAND, Ore -Nov. 28. Wil liam B. Wilson, secretary of labor had so far recovered his normal health late today that he announced a public appearance for himself ant members of the federal mediation commission tomorrow evening, whew the secretary will make a patriotic address ' Disclosures Confirmed BOSTON, Nov. 28. Agents of the department of justice here tonight con firmed the disclosures in Seattle of the existence of an' anarchistic plot to seize foodstuffs in various pafts of the country. They also said that Boston ALL CASES AGAINST GLOBE MINERS QUASHEC Republican A. P. Leased Wire GLOBE, Nov. 28. Acceding to a re quest of the government as personified by Joseph F. Meyers, federal mediator In the Globe-Miami district, Judge W. G. Shute today dismissed all of the cases growing out of the recent diffi culties arising out of the copper min ers strike. Judge Shute acted on a resolution adopted by the Globe Min ers' Union detailing the fact that be tween forty and fifty miners were held without work and under bond as s result of rioting charges and perjury where as if free to leave they might find employment elsewhere. Mr. Mey ers explained the cases to the court in chambers and the union took official action in adopting the resolutions. Judge Shute later declared that it would be to the best interest of the public if he quashed the proceedings. His action, it is believed, will tend to ward an earlier settlement of troublous conditions that, have affected th dis trict since July.