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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
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.
s- ,
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
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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. General
Pershing today reported the following
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
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
"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
"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
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"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-
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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
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
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
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
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-
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Embree Declares Miners
Warned Against Violence
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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
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.

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