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AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR 10 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 1, 1917 10 PAGES VOL. XXVIIL, NO. 194 THE NO TIME FOR TALK OF PEACE Fear of Reaction in Russia Causes Note of Warning to Sound I .W .W .Typewriter Is Found Guilty On Nine Counts Republican A. P. Leased Wire LONDON, Nov. 30. The le tter of the Marquis of Ijansdowne continues to be deprecated or frankly denounced in a governmental quarters. J. Austen Chamberlain, former secretary fo India, in a speech at Noithampton to night said that he and his colleagues, both in and out of office, viewed the letter with unfeigned regret. It was unfnrunate and inopportune, because St the present moment, when Italy and Rumania were invaded and Russia was in the throes of revision, nothing ought to be said or written that will throw doubt on the loyalty of Great ISritain to lier allies. Mr. Chamberlain also de clared that there must be no restric tions of the rights of the belligerents at sea, such as (Ireat Britain had exer cised and the United States now was exercising. Although ai: present the attacks against the Marquis. of Lansdowne are mostly vocal, there appears to be a considerable body of liberal opinion which welcomes his letter and much in terest is being exhibited In what the press of the United States has to say on the subject. There also is a deal of curiosity as to what support the Marquis of Lansdowne may have had among the political leaders, it being believed that he was not likely to pub lish such an appeal without some such acquiescence. According to some rumors. Earl Loreburn, former lord high chancellor, and the Karl of Rose .bury were coiisulted before the letter was given to the press. The Weekly Nation expresses the opinion that the war policy of Vis count Grey, former foreign secretary, Is identical wixh the Marquis of Lans downe's views. An interesting point of view of some of the political discussions bearing on the letter is that it points to a possible alternative government and policy to that of the existing government. An authorized report concerning the Unionist meeting of today says it was attended by 1;"00 representatives of unionist bodies throughout the country, and that resolutions were unanimously carried deploring the publication of the ietter of the Marquia of Lansdowne and declaring firm adherence to the war aims of the allies, as defined by the premier, Mr. Bonar Law, and Mr. As quith. A scene of great enthusiasm ensued, the delegates rising and singing the national anthem. Mr. Bonar Law then delivered a speech, in which he ad mitted that he never had met any one more patriotic or disinterested than the Marquis of Lansdowne. Neverthe less. Mr. Bonar Law said: '"1 disagree absolutely not only 'with the arguments but with the whole tone of the letter, i think U Is nothing less than a rational misfortune that It should have been publisheJ, now of all times. It is not that we do not desire peace. It is horrible to look forward to a continuance of the war; but it is a strange assumption that because the Germans declare their readiness for a pact of nations and talk of disarma ment that teace therefore is possible "Before the war our government did not dare suggest disarmament to Ger. many. They often went near it, but me uermaim regaraea it as a casus belli. And before the war books recom mending disarmament were prohibited in uermany ana j believe they are prnninlted to this day. "You heard nothing o this kind In the first and second years of the war when things were going well in Ger many. If the conclusion of peace were conc.eivanie toaay tt would mean that the. very men who in my Judgment committed the greatest crimes In his tory, who plunged the world into an guish and misery, would be left again In power with the same machinery, ready to repeat the same thing when the opportunity arose in the future. 'How can they be bound In a pact of nations? Nobody will pretend that they will be bound because they signed a treaty, and that force is to bind i them? The whole world Is against t them today, armed and organized in a wny that it is not likely they will again be; and if we cannot insist on 'our rights now,' how will we fight against them in new conditions here after? "No, gentUmen, It is horrible to think of, but it is true; in my Judg ment we have got to show the German nation in the only way they can be made to realize that war does not pay; (Republican Associated Press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. Realization of the danger of causing a reaction in Russia favorable to the central powers by intervention in the political affairs of the new democracy, has caused administration officials here to sound a note of warning against hasty condemnation of the Bolsheviki. Back of what is described as a tolerant policy in deal ing with Russia apparently not only in a purpose to dem onstrate faith in the ultimate stabilization of the democ racy, but a faint hope that the extremist faction which is for the moment in control of the government will refrain from violating Russia's treaty pledges to the entente allies and make a separate peace. So long as there is a possibility that these overtures will fail because of the apparently irreconcilable differences between the Bolshe viki peace scheme founded on "no annexations and no indemnities" and the German demands for compensation and "adequate safeguards for the future," it is regarded as bad policy to exert any pressure from the outside at this stage. Republican A. P. Leased Wire SEATTLE, Nov. 30. Miss Louise Olivereau, self-styled anarchist, was late today found guilty on all nine of the charges brought against her under the federal espionage laws. The Jury deliberated only thirty minutes. Her bail was increased from $2,000 to i,500 and she was placed in custody of the United States marshal. The specific charge against Miss Olivereau was that she had mailed circulars to men of draft age in which "self" was placed beforx "country." Conspiracy to hamper en forcement of the selective draft act was alleged. The defendant admitted mailing more than 2,000 of the cir culars. Miss Olivereau, who was a sten ographer for the I. W. W. head quarters here at the time of the recent federal raids, conducted own defense. WITH BIG GUNS TUTE ACTION .VARIOUS WAR s- , DUELS CONSTI S ALONG FRONTS CERTIFICATES ARE SUBSCRIBED E DAYS Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. The latest issue of treasury certificates of indebtedness, due next June 25, and receivable in payment of In come and excess profits taxes, was closed tonight by Secretary McAdoo when subscriptions reached about $690,000,0(10, more than any pre vious issue. The entire amount has been sub scribed within the last nine days. The books were closed because ample funds now are provided to redeem the $250,000,000 certificates due to day and other cash requirements of the treasury in the immediate future. No definite limit was placed on the issue when it was announced. Additional certificates will be is sued from time to time with the June maturity, Secretary McAdoo announced, and banks are urged ' to maintain interest in the certificate scheme of government financing-. The certificates were payable- to day and receipts will begin to reach the treasury tomorrow. The quan tity of certificates of other' issues turned over in payment of the new issue, a unique privilege especially arranged for this issue, will not be determined until all federal reserve banks have reported. Certificates of the new issue bear four per cent interest, and unlike others, they will not be accepted in payment -of Lib erty bonds issued in the future. The government will need a large sum of money between now and December 15, when another Liberty loan payment is due, to redeem 1700,000,000 worth of certificates. $300,000,000 due December 6 and $400,000,000 due December 11, in ad dition to paying huge daily war ex penses, making loans to' the allies at the rate of $17,000,000 a day. The treasury net balance todav was $1,854,228,000. her INJURED (Continued on rage Two) . o BEET SUGAR I I ANOTHER DROUTH APPEAL Republican A. P. Leased Wire AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 30. Another appeal for a federal appropriation for $50,000,000 to relieve the drouth-stricken district of West Texas was tele graphed to President Wilson tonight by Governor W. P. Hobby and a com mittee of 23 citizens representing var ious industries of Texas. This action followed a conference here today at which a committee was appointed to prepare data dealing with the situation to be presented to President Wilson. Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo and the national food administration. This committee was instructed to report Be cember sixth when the conference will be re-convened. To do so, it is believed, would only tend to cause resentment in Russia and to solidify the various elements around the Pctrograd regime. An additional reason for maintaining an attitude of watchfulness and re serve in Washington is found in the fact that to meet Just such a situation as is developing in Russia is one of the purposes of the inter-allied conference assembled in Paris. There are intima tions that suggestions have reached Washington from the French capital that it would be well to avoid adverse criticism here of the Russian tangle, leaving the commissioners gathering in Paris to deal with it at this stage at least. It is even possible that in pur suance of the idea that by moral sua sion, Russia can be prevented from go ing to the extreme of making a sepa rate peace, some of the entente powers may decide to make some sort of ac knowledgment of the receipt of the Le-nine-Trotzky peace and armistice pro posal. , No surprise is felt in diplomatic cir cles here at the speedy acceptance by Germany and Austria of the Lenine proposals. It had been assumed that with no intention whatever of accept ing any of the substantial demands, of the Bolsheviki, -the German and Aus trian chancellories would not miss this great opportunity to eliminate Russia as an offensive military force for the many days, weeks or even months during which the skilled German diplo matists might protract the negotiations for an armistice and peace. In the meantime, of course, there may be re leased for active service against the British, French and Italians on tie west. front hundreds of thousands of German, Austrian, Turkish and. Bul garian soldiers maintained on the east ern front , Itwilt be for the inter-allied confer ence in Paris to devise some means of neutralizing this German scheme, pos sibly by influencing, the . Bflsheviki element itself through an exposition of the duplicity and real aims of the Ger mans or by recourse to the elements in Russia represented by General Kale dines and other leaders who have re fused to acknowledge the control of the Maximalists. The letter of Lord Lansdowne, sug gesting a moderation of allied -. war aims which has aroused such a bitter reeling in England may. in the ooin- ion of some of the diplomatic officials nere, prove a powerful factor in keen ing the Bolsheviki within the entente allied circle by letting them perceive inat tneir own doctrines regarding peace are not lacking in support among entente statesmen. 0 SOLDIERS DIE OF PNEUMONIA Republican A. P. Leased Wire MACON. Ga.. Nov. 30. Divisional headquarters at Camp Wheeler tonight announced the death of eight more soldiers from pneumonia during the last 24 hours, bringing the total of neumonia fatalities at the camn dur ing iho Lust 13 days up to 80. All those who died today were southerners. o SILVER CONFERENCE MONDAY TAKEN T TE HEALTH CONDITIONS IN ARMY CAMPS IMPROVE Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. Slight improvement in health conditions in the army camps for the week ending November 23 is shown by the weekly health report of the division of field sanitation made public today by Sur geon General Gorgas. Seven national guard divisions show lower sick rate than during the pre ceding week and seven show an in crease, principally in measles and pneumonia cases. In the national ar my eight divisions shew a decrease, one shows the same rate and seven had a higher rate. The epidemic of measles in the thirty-first guard division appeared to be over, the number of cases decreasing by 479. Pneumonia cases, however, in creased from 47 to 150. The thirty- I the number of cases of measles from 734 to 1,038. In the thirty-ninth divis ion, measles cases dVeased by 180, but pneumonia increased from 10 to 68. The ninetieth national army division is clear of measles, although 697 cases were reported the previous week, but the 81st division showed an increase of 243 cases. No serious outbreaks of pneumonia were reported at the na tional army camps and in only a few divisions did the number of cases in crease. The national army is freer of both measles and pneumonia than is the national guard. The total deaths reported for the week among the 374,762 men of the na- tional guard was 97 and the total among the 426,310 men of the national army was 60. The number of cases of social dis eases in both the guard and national sixth division showed an increase in army decreased during the week. Republican A. P. Leased Wire JUAREZ, Nov. 30. Several promin ent Mexican civilians from Chihuahua City were passengers on the pay train which was carrying General Eduardo Chavez to the border Tuesday when the train was attacked. General Chavez was killed and a number of his troop escort killed or wounded, it became known to night. Nothing has yet been heard from these civilian passengers and it was feared tonight that they had been captured or killed. The personnel of the party was not known here. Eight of the wounded soldiers composing the escort were brought uere and two have died from their wounds. An exploration train was made up in the railroad yards here tonight ready to go south to reconnoiter the Juarez Villa Ahumada sector. LONG QUESTION IN BE SUES . CASE PROVOKES ANOTHER CI RED CROSS UNAFFECTED E INVESTMENT SiVlALL Republican A. P. Leased Wire LOS ANGELKS, Cal., Nov. 30 Prof Its of about $000,000 on an investment of $500,000 were made by one beet sugar refinery in southern California last year while beet sugar growers lost money, according to a, telegram sent tonight to President Wilson and Food Administrator Hoover bv District Attorney Thomas Lee Woolwine, as the result of a county grand Jury investi gation of the sugar beet growing in dustry. Another refinery with an investment of $1,250,000, made a net profit of be tween $900,00(1 and $1,000,000 on prices much lower than those approved re cently by the government, the telegram ald. Farmers are refusing to plant beets and relief for the serious situ ation can come only from government action, it was stated. "Combination of refineries to control prices of been grossly unjust to farm ers." the telegram said. "Situation critical as beets must be planted at early date." The message asserted that "the price fur beets approved by the government mi.rantees excrs'ive and um claimable profits to the refineries," and "is not sufficient generally to pay cost of growing." Mr. Woolwine said the refiners were firm In refusing to pay a higher price, though experts figured :hat their prof its would be consider ihly increased in the coming season. J le was illing he Kulil to appear personally '-'i Wailitr li..i to explain thj siti-tticn. FETROGRAD. Yednesday Nov. 28. An official of the Red Cross here has sent a communication to the press in regard to published declarations of a stoppage of supplies for Russia and the opinions expressed in them that this would be the course . adopted by Rmerica. The Red Cross communica tion declared that the alleged embargo had no reference topments for the Red Cross. WASHINGTON; Nov. 30. The con ference between western silver produc ers and treasury officials regading the price at which the government expects to acquire a large part of the silver produced in the country within the next year will be held here Monday, it was announced tomgnt. o FOUR BODIES RECOVERED Republican A. P. Leased Wire . CHRISTOPHER 111.. Nov. 30. Four bodies have been recovered from the mine of the Old Ben Coal company, four miles north of here which was wrecked last night by an exnlosion Rescue parties are working frantically to reach 14 other men who were trapped in the mine. Plan Govermental Aid In Adjusting War Labor Supply Murguia In Chihuahua EL PASO," Nov. 30. General Fran cisco Murguia arrived in Chihuahua City last night with approximately 3,(00 men from Saltillo to take the field against Francisco Villa and his followers who have been operating in the vicinity of Chihuahua City and have attacked the federal columns at Oji- naga, Laguna and Chuchillo Parado. This was officially announced t re and also confirmed by private rnfor- mation received from Chihuahua City. The arrival of General Murguia and his personal command composing the death head troops is expected to mean a more vigorous campaign against the Villa followers. As com mander-in-chief of the northeastern military zone, General Murguia will resume command of the entire district in which Villa has been operating re cently. Villa's own commanders, at OJinaga, admitted that General Mur guia was the hardest fighter they had opposed and said his "death head troops" were the best fighters in Mexico. Murguia has conducted two stren uous campaigns against Villa in the Jimenez and Casas Grandes districts and twice forced Villa to retire from the field. Men here who are in close touch with developments declared to night that the arrival of Murguia in Chihuahua City meant the retirement of Villa for the present after striking hard blows against OJinaga, the fed eral column at Cuchillo Parado and the federal trains at Laguna and Gallego, General Murguia returned to his post after successfully executing a pommis sion from President Carranza to set tle the dispute in Coahuila between Gustavo Espinosa Mireles and Luis Gutierrez over the governorship. Es pinosa Mireles was seated after which General Murguia and his troops went to Piedras Negras, opposite Eagle Pass on an inspection trip returning to Chi huahua City by way of Saltillo. Confirmation of the battle at Cuchillo Parado and of the assault on General Eduardo Chavez's pay train at El Mo cho have been received here. After leaving Olinaga. Villa proceeded to Cu chillo Parado where he awaited the arrival of General Eduardo Hernandez's federal cavalry column. This column appeared last Monday, according to men who were present at the time and Villa's troops attacked from the flanks and rear, forcing the federals to retire toward their base in Chihuahua City they said, leaving three mountain can non behind. Villa now has these three guns and two machine guns cap tured at OJinaga. The losses on each side were not known. o IS ACCIDENTALLY SHOT Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Nov. . 30. Prep arations for greater- governmental aid in adjusting labor supply to war needs were put under way to day by the council of national de fense with the appointment of L. C. Marshall, dean of the school ol commerce and admin istration of the University of Chi cago, as chief of a np.wly created section on industrial service. The new section will undertake preliminary investigation of the in creasing number of labor problems arising "in direct , relation to the growing demands for war supplies. This inquiry, it is announced, will have four main objects: To determine present and probable future demand for labor in war in dustries. To determine in connection with the priorities committee of the war industries board the relative priori ties of the labor demand. To arrange for the supplying of the demand through the department of labor or such other governmental or civilian agencies as can best meet the demand, and to determine the needs for dilution of labor, in cluding the introduction of women Into industry, and to recommend policies to be followed in regard Lbe-rela. When the facts have been estab lished in the case of labor shortage handicapping any line of industry, the council will look to representa tives of the workers to supply avail able men. The section on Indus trial service will have functions comparable to the duties of the war industries board but will not have power to take executive action. The American Federation of Labor has promised to co-operate, and will Bend officials here to confer with the council. Except in the case of shipyards and railroads, it is said, there has been no serious shortage of workers as yet in any of the industries di rectly related to military operations, but as the army expands and with it the need lor munitions and sub sistence supplies, it is expected that many factories will need hundreds of additional men. At the same time, unemployment is expected to result in other lines of work, not essential to the conduct of the war and which will be forced to - curtail production by lack of materials and less purchasing of non-essentials by the public. It will be the task the section on industrial service, aided by union officials, to adjust the need for men to the men need Ing work. Republican A. P. Leased Wire HURON, S. D., Nov. 30 Miss Lucille Ohm, a school teacher; was killed by the accidental discharge of a shotgun in the hands of John O'Kane, while hunting yesterday. PERSHING REPORTS IRE CASUALTIES AMONG AMERICAN Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. General Pershing today reported the following deaths: Private William E. McGee, Osgood, Mo., engineers, November 21, septi caemia general, following amputation of both legs. Private Clinton J. Hardwick, Chad borune, N. C, engineers, November 26, cerebro spinal meningitis. Corporal Floyd May, Livermore, Ky. field artillery, November 12, possibly accidental gunshot wounds. First Class Sergeant Charles Hartman. Bridgeport, Conn., Novem ber 26, medical enlisted reserve corps, lobar pneumonia. Corporal Frank J. Mecon, infantry, November 26, broncho pneumonia- Emergency address cannot be identi fied. L TO BE EXERCISED TO FULL EXTENT Republican A. P. Leased Wire MINEOLA, N. Y., Nov. 30. Another mass of expert testimony was added today to the volume of evidence al ready introduced in support of Mrs. Blanca de Saulles' oaim that she did not know what she was doing when she shot her divorced husband, John L. de Saulles, in his Long Island home the night of August 3. The defense rested at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon. Because District Attorney Charles R. Weeks did not like the phrasing of a fifteen thousand word hypothetical uestion put to alienists by attorneys for the defense, he is tonight preparing similar interrogation, of equal or greater length, which experts on dis uses of the mind called by the prose cution will be asked to answer tomor row. Weeks insisted the question sub mitted by the defense was based en tirely on testimony tavorable to Mrs. de Saulles, ignoring altogether state ments made by witnesses upon which he is depending in large part to convict the young Chilea nwoman. There was considerable argument as to whether the interrogation might, be revised so as to satisfy counsel for both sides but this was finally declared imprac ticable. Justice David F. Manning end ed the controversy by instructing the district attorney to frame another query including the testimony he deems most favorable to nis side ot tne case. It required an hour and a half to read the question prepared by Mrs. de Saulles attorney, Henry A. Lterhart. Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. Govern ment control of imports. Just put into operation by President Wilson, will be used to its fullest extent, it was made known tonight, to force the release to America at fair prices of war supplies no wheld by other countries under em bargoes. In a statement outlining an import policy, the war trade board, which has organized a bureau to license imports. makes it clear that countries receiving American exports are expected to re ciprocate by shipping more freely the commodities needed by the United States. "Control of imports," says the state ment, "was mads effective by the allied' governments many months ago, the necessity therefore having become ob vious if the resources of each were to be most effectiveiy-utrlised for national and international demands. With the organization of the bureau of imports or tno war trade board the requisite machinery has been supplied for in creasing the importation of certain in dispensable commodities produced abroad. "Supplies now coming forward to this country are limited by reason of ex port embargoes Imposed by foreign powers controlling the territory in which such materials originate. Such action was made necessary because of interference with normal Production as well as the extraordinary consumption causeu py tne war. Among notable ex Republican A. P. Leased Wire Comparative quiet prevails along the battle fronts, except for heavy bom- . bardments on various sectors. Even on the Italian front the fierce engage ments by infantry, in which the men often came into hand to hand encount ers, have turned into duels with the big guns In the hilly region north ot the Venetian plain and along the mid die and lower Piave river. Around Cambrai on the French front. where last week the British forces un der General Byng made notable ad vances towrrd the important railway Junction, virtual quiet prevails so far as the infantry is concerned, except for an attack by the Germans near Gonne lieu, at the southerly Jaase of the salient formed by Byng s advance. No details have been received regarding this attack. In Palestine on the line extending from the northeast of Jerusalem to tha sea. The Turkish forces facing tha troops under General Aienby are show ing considerable activity but as yet have made no maneuver in the nature) of a general attack. Several local fights) have taken place, however, and these, according to General Allenby have re sulted favorably to his men. Following Germany's announced wil lingness to treat with the Russian Bolsheviki for an armistice having as its purpose ultimate peace comes the statement that Austria-Hungary is likewise disposed. Already the gov ernment of the dual monarchy has sent an official reply accepting the present Russian government's wireless propos al for negotiations. Unofficial reports say that the Russo-German plenipoten tiaries will meet at noon Sunday on tha northern Russian battle front and thence proceed by train to the German headquarters at Brest Litovsk to dis cuss the Bolsheviki proJecL The letter of the Marquis of Lans downe, one of Great Britain's leading statesmen, pleading for a re-statement of the war aims of the entente allies and favoring an attempt to secure peace before "the prolongation of tha war leads to the ruin of the civilized world," is still the theme for bitter discussion in England. Lord Robert Cecil, the blockade minister and, An drew Bonar Law, chancellor of the ex chequer, both have stated that tha views of the marquis were not those or any of the members of the British cabinet. At a meeting of the unionist party Mr. Bonar Law repudiated tha letter , of the Marquis of Lansdowne, describing it as a "disaster," while the meeting in a resolution condemned tha utterances o ft he Marquis. Units of national guardsmen front all the states in the country have ar rived in France. Some of the men al Teady are in training in sound of tha guns on the battle front. Discussion of its points occupied an amples of such materials may be men additional two hours. With a similar J tioned tin, wool, rubber, ferro-man procedure 10 De gone mruugu wnii iu- : ganese, leather, flax and Jute. morrow, It seemed probable tomgnt that the submission of evidence in re buttal would not be finished before to morrow night. When attorneys for the defense rest ed their case, District Attorney Weeks immediately began,-an attack on the validity of their claim that Mrs. de Saulles suffered a ten day blank space or lapse of memory which began a few moments prior to the time she fired the revolver shots and ending when she awoke as a prisoner in the Nassau county Jail on August 13. Through Roentgen-Ray photographs, Weeks sought to show that the de pression of a part of one of Mrs. de Saulles' skull bones was merely . the area commonly known as "the baby spot" and that it did not mark a frac ture, as maintained by the defense. At torney Uterhart declared his client suffered a fractured skull in an acci dent when a child which left a bit of (Continued on Page Two) "Prior to the enactment of the recent legislation there was no government agency especially designated to deal with the proper .officials or other gov ernments in order to Drocure th re lease of commodities required by the unueu oiates and which had been em bargoed by, other governments. Gov ernmental supervision of imports makes possible a more effective scheme of reciprocity and brings about a closer unity or tne countries associated to gether in the war. "Heretofore the allied governments were not in a position to know that all products exported by them to the Unit ed States would be utilized in a manner most conducive to the success of the great common enterprise. With the extension of scope in the operations of the war trade board there is at hand a dependable medium through which the allies will be enabled more effectively , to reciprocate by making liberal ship- I (Continued on Page Two) TRIES TO KEEP MOTHER Of ISilOUTOEUli Republican A. P. Leased Wire CONCORD, N. C, Nov. SO Mrs. Anna L. Robinson, the aged mother of Mrs. Maude A. King, testified for the prosecution at the trial of Gaston B. Means, charged with the murder of her daughter. When Mrs. Robinson was - Deing taken to court in her wheel chair. Henry Deith, known as "Means' body guard" met the party at the door, raised his hands, and cried: "Don t take that woman in tnere. Court attendants brushed the man aside, ending the second effort to halt the progress of the gray-hired and feeble witness. The first had come a few moments earlier when Mrs. Mary C. Melvin: sister of the dead woman, who sat with the defense at the pre liminary trial, tried to reach her moth er when she was brought up the stajr way. The witness told a long story of how during the two years preceding her daughter's death at Blackwelder Spring, near here, the night or last August 29. Means had been instru mental in keepinc Mrs.. King away from her. If she"nd her daughter did meet bv chance'. Mrs. Robinson testi fied. Means always interfered. . . Mrs. Robinson told the court she was not advised of her daughter's death until two hours before the body reached her in Asheville, N. C. When testifying to this, she became faint and the trial was halted until she could be revived. , -. Mrs. Melvin's purpose in attempting to reach her mother was not made known, as court officials interfered be fore she could speak. Neither of the incidents occurring when Mrs. Robinson was being taken to. the courtroom was reported to Pre siding Judge Cline and no action was taken. Besides Mrs. Robinson, three wit nesses testified for the state during the day. Dr. Otto Schultze, pathologist, gave it as his opinion that it was im possible for Mrs. King to have inflicted the would that caused her death. A. Leonard Johnson, secretary of the Merchants Loan and Trust company, told of the creation of the $125,000 trust fund for Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. King from which the former received $600 a month and of its revocation on a paper presented by Means and purporting to be signed by Mrs. Robin son and Mrs. King. Johnson testified that soon after the trust fund was revoked, Means de posited in the commercial department of the trust company in his own name $110,000. Afterwards he brought in $35,000 of the securities that had been in the. trust' fund and secured a loan of $36,000 on them. British Statement LONDON, Nov. 3t. The official statement issued tonight follows: 'This morning, after a heavy bombardment,- the enemy attacked with strong forces on a wide front south of Cambrai, between Vendhuile and Cre-vecoeur-Burlescourt. Shortly after ward, heavy attacks also developed against our positions west of Cambrai in the neighborhood of Bourlon wood and Moeuvres. "From Masniers to Mouevres all the enemy's attacks have been repulsed after many hours of heavy fighting during which great loss was inflicted on the attacking German infantry. . "South of Masniers village, from Bonavis to Villers-Guislain, the enemy entered our positions at dif ferent points and penetrated as far as Lavacquerie . and Gouzeaucourt. Our counter attacks have already regained Lavacquerie and we have driven back the enemy from Gou zeaucourt and the ridge to the east of that village. At other points tha enemy has been checked. . The fight ing is continuing.' The official communication dealing with aviation says : "With improved weather Thurs day, artillery work was carried out by our airplanes, many photographs were taken, ..and several thousand rounds were fired into the enemy's infantry. One hundred and eighty bombs were dropped on an ammunition dump north of Cambrai, on . the Roulers railway station and on hostile billets in the battle arena. "In air fighting five hostile iia- chines were downed and two driven. down out of control.. Another was shot down from the ground. Three of our machines are missing." Today's official statement con cerning operations in Palestine says: "General Allenby reports that the enemy last Tuesday and on suc ceeding days made demands all along his front, without affecting our positions. No serious attack de veloped except against our positions on Nebi Somwil, where the enemy was repulsed. "Turko-German artillery made its objective the mosque erected on tha traditional site of the tomb of the Prophet Samuel. This site is held in equal reverence by Christian. Mohammedan and Jew. This minaret has been destroyed by this bombardment.'' Complete Consolidation BRITISH ARMY HEADQUAR TERS IN FRANCE, Thursday. Nov, 29. The British virtually have com pleted the consolidation of the greater part of the area wrenched from the enemy in the Cambrai push. The work accomplished in a few days is little short of miraculous and today, throughout much terrl- (Continued from Page One) Embree Declares Miners Warned Against Violence Republican A. P. Leased Wire ' TUCSON, Nov. 30. The trial of A. S., Embree, alleged ringleader of the Bisbee I. W. W. organization charged with , rioting, was continued in the Pima county superior court late this afternoon with the defendant on the stand under direct examination of at torneys for the- defense. During the afternoon the prosecu tion put on all its witnesses and rested. Mrs. Helen Grass, testified to hearing an unidentified striker declare that if the strike were not won he was ready 4 to operate a machine gun against the headquarters of the deputy sheriffs and blow up the mines when they were full of men. In his direct examination Embree testified that he was a member of the executive committee of three in charge of the strike. The executive commit tee, he said, had instructed all the miners to use peaceful measures. The miners had been warned against using liquor, he said, and against viol ence in accosting workmen who were on their way to the mines.