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WASHINGTON, Nov. ."0. Requests
from different government quarters
for priority of transportation for
food, fnel and munitions has thrown
whole (ue.stion of preferential
rdiipmcnt into a tingle.- The com
itiiltee on priority of transportation,
rk whirh Hubert S Lovett is chair
man. Is trying tonight to clear the
Acting on the sjggestion of Fuel
Administrator Garl'ieid, the general
operating committee of the eastern
railroads today gave coal and coke
shipments right of way to clear con
gested terminals. Dr. Garfield has
requested of the priority committee
a general order giving coal the
Tonight the food administration
announced it had entered a strong
protest with the priority committee
against giving priority over food
Hhlpments to coal or any other
freight. The situation Is further
complicated by demands of the war
and navy departments for prefer
ential rights to the movement of
At the offices of the priority com
mitiee none would say what ma
terials would be given preference
and some officia's suggested that
the question might be taken up by
the war council comprising depart
ment heads and chairmen of the
various government boards and com
mittees. The railroads In responding to Dr
Garfield's request that coal be moved
"head of general freight, asked that
a general priority order for coal tit
withheld until the roads have had
sn opportunity to test their plan
for pooling equipment and trackago.
Recently they announced that there
was no objection to general priority
orders, but declared that demands
for preferential movement for
specific shipments had done much
to complicate th. railroad con
gestion. In explaining lis request that
nothing bo put ahead of food thip
titents the food administration said
the necessity of r.iovir: live stock
md perishables and corn, oats and
tnlmal feeding stuffs generally is
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
.SEATTLE, Nov. 30. Resolutions
calling upon the city council to im
peach Mayor Hiram Gill because of
his alleged laxity in suppressing vice
were adopted tonight at a mass meet
ing that filled a large theater. The
resolutions were adopted by acclama
tion. Fourteen civic organizations
The actnon resulted from an order
Issued recently by Major General H. A.
Greene, then in command of Camp
Lewis national army cantonment,' pro
hibiting soldiers from visiting Seattle.
General Greene charged that a vice
syndicate, employing a large number
of women of the under-world and
gamblers, was operating in Seattle.
An association known as the Seattle
Minute Men and other organizations
immediately began a crusade to clean
up the citv. They have charged Mayor
Gill with obstructing the work.
Sheriff John Stringer sent a letter
today to Brigadier General James
Irons, now in command at Camp Lew
is, asking him to appoint twenty mili
tary police to act under orders of the
sheriff in an effort to suppress vice in
IS NO TIME FOR
PEACE TALK; LETTER
STRAY SHOTS BR
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
AN ATLANTIC PORT. Nov. 30.
Mistaking the strav shots from a gov
ernment rifle runsre whe-e troops were
in target practice, for a hostile bom
bardment, the crew of a Norwegian
bark, huddled below decks, meekly of
fered to surrender today to govern
ment surf men who went out to in
vestigate. The coast guardsmen noticed the
ship at a standstill without signs of
life aboard and sent a boat out to w hat
they thought was a deserted craft.
They found a thoroughly frightened
crew and they skipped, protesting that
they had offered no resistance, offered
In the dense fog the bark had drifted
pre-eminent or large amounts
foodstuffs would be lost.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, Nov. 30 Twelce in
dictments charging murder in the first
degree were returned by the grand jury
late today as the result of confessions
of Ralph Daniello, relative to the ex
istance of a so-called -murder syndi
cate"' controlling gambling and graft
in the Italian colonies of greater New
York. It was learned later that five
other men were indicted earlier in the
week for murder in the first degree on
Daniello's statement to officials of the
district attorney's office that 23 mur
ders have been committed by Italian
It was announced that bench war
rants had been Issued for the IT in
dioted men, but at a late hour it was
said none of them had been arrested,
TO BE EXERCISED
TO FULL EXTENT
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ments of commodities much needed by
this country in exchange for the vast
quantity of vital supplies which are
going forward to them in an unending
The various trades dealing in em
bargoed commodities will be so organ
ized that the total requirements of each
industry can be surveyed and non-essential
usese of any material eliminat
ed. A system of control for distribu
tion will be instituted to insure equit
able apportionment of imported sup
plies among the industries in need of
A long list of foods and feedstuffs
was added by the trade board tonight
to the list of commodities comprising
the so-called conservation list, which
may not be exported ecept where the
goods are to be used for war purposes.
so far in shore while beating up the
Atlantic Coast, that stray shots from
the target range had whistled through
sails and rigging. The Norwegians
thought they had been attacked from
the shore for violation of some new
navigation law put into force; owing
to the war and of which they pro
fessed to be in ignorance. Explana
tions finally quieted the men and the
bark proceeded to port.
that their military machine cannot get
teh desired results. It is only by de
cisive military results that the war
can be ended. Let the Germans realize
that we can go on longer than they,
and the change of feeling in Germany
of which we hear so much will grow
daily and will itself, perhaps, bring
the results we all long to see."
Mr. Bonar Law intimated that
should the MSrquis of Lansdowne's
letter stimulate the pacifist movement
to the jjoint of the government losing
support for- needful war measures
there would be only one alternative' for
the government. He declared that a
peace on this basis would really be a
defeat for Great Britain.
"Does any one really believe that
unity in the British empire could con
tinue the same after such a defeat?"
the chancellor asked in conclusion.
The resolution condemning the pub
lication of the letter was cabled to
Paris to the inter-allied conference.
Chancellor Bonar Law in his address
pointed out that Lansdowne had no of
ficial position in the party whatever
and that he spoke entirely for himself.
This pronouncement was reeeived by
the meeting with the trreatest annroval
and constituted an official and definite
"repudiation of the mischievious trend
of the letter."
The meeting was attended by Sir
Edward Carson, head of the war aims
committee; Walter Hume Long, secre
tary of stale for the colonies; Viscount
Chaplain and delegates from every
part of the country.
Lord Robert Cecil, minister of block
ade, in his weekly talk with the Asso
ciated Press today declared emphati
cally that the Marquis of Lansdowne
in writing a letter containing peace
suggestions was not speaking for any
important body of opinion in England.
"The most important thing to say in
regard to the Lansdowne letter," Lord
Robert said, "is that he spoke only for
himself. Before writing it, he did not
consult or have any communication
with any member of the government
and the members of the government
read the letter in the newspapers with
as much surprise as anybody el3e.
"It does not represent our views nor
has there been any change or modifi
cation in the slightest degree in the
war policy of this country. Our policy
is still what it always has been and as
described by authorized spokesmen of
the country, namely, Premier Lloyd
George, Asquith, Bonar Law and Bal
four. It has been put in different
words by them, but perhaps is best
summed up in the recent utterance of
Premier Clemenceau that the war
aim for which we are fighting is vic
tory." 0 .
DUELS WITH BIG
WAR FRONT ACTIONS
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tory recently held by the enemy, the
well oiled British war machine is
running like clockwork.
The famous Hindenburg line has
been so thoroughly .punctured by
well-built highways and tracks that
the famous German .defenses seem
little more than a myth. As one
goes about this sector it appears
incredible that the laybrinth of de
fenses built at such pains by the
Germans during the last three
years have not always been in the
hands of the men now holding them.
The Germans brought considerable
new artillery into this region to re
place the guns that Genera Byng cap
tured but their fire is still weak com
pared with that on the Flanders front.
The correspondent in visits today to
the forward areas, found Bourlon wood
assault in force this morning on the
British position between Bourlon wood
and Moeuvres toward the west. Un
der Dower of a tremendous artillery
fire directed on the British lines and
back areas, the Germans in teir first
rush pushed over the crest of the ridge
west of the wood and down to the vi
cinity of the Bapaume-Cambrai road,
just north of Graincourt.
The British, after the first shock,
immediately organized a counter at
tack and flung themselves against the
advancing Germans. Later today it
was reported that ii British had suc
ceeded in pushing ba 't the enemy al
though the latter was resisting fiercely.
This enemy attack was the first
seriuos atempt made to thrust the
British from the positions that they
obtained in General Byng's great drive
of last week. It followed a night of
comparative quiet all along this front
and yesterday there was. little indica
tion that big events were impending.
All day a concentration of German
guns which had been rushed up for the
attack, have been pounding the British
forward and back areas and a consid
erable amount of gas shells has been
thrown. The battle west of Bourlon
wood was still continuing late today
with great fierceness.
fhowever, that the soldier was romanc
ing and that he had never been in th
hands of the Germans. It developed
that he had become lost from his com
pany back cf the lines, had been unable
to find it and had wandered around
the country for several days. He de
termined that the best way to escape
punishment was to tell the story of his
fictitious capture and escape.
Americans Begin Work
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN
FRANCE, Nov. 30. Separate units of
American army engineers have begun
work in certain sections of the French
battle front. They are co-operating
with experienced French engineers in
the actual battle lines, mainly for the
purpose of receiving instruction.
American engineers have been in the
BERLIN (via London), Nov. 30.
The supplementary statement issued
tonight by the war office follows:
"On the battlefield near Cambrai
the new struggles that developed have
so far been successful for us.
"On the other battlefronts nothing
new is reported."
LONG- QUESTION IN
DE SAULLES CASE
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and the surrounding country under front line before this but they" were
very heavy enemy gun fire, with fre
quent barrages of gas shells. This aft
ernoon the big guns poured a deluge
of explosives along the ridge just
south of Moeuvres.
Graincourt, Annuex and Flesouire
f and other towns are being method
ically shelled and Graincourt is being
gradually reduced to a pile of bricks.
Cambarai appeared thus far to have
escaped the ravages of the artillery.
The civilian population of Cambrai,
after living three years almost like
prisoners unler the iron rule of the
Prussians, have been evacuated. It is
reported that trains still are running
and there is considerable industrial
activity in Cambrai tuit it is all for
The Germans delivered a pretentious
then attached to the American artillery
and infantry forces.
After a period of instruction, the
American engineers now in training
will assist In the instruction of recent
ly arrived or the expected additional
Tells Fictitious Story
AMERICAN TRAINING CAMP IN
FRANCE, Nov. 30. Headquarters got
a thrill today when word was brought
in that an American soldier, captured
by the Germans, had escaped and
reached the American lines. The man
told a remarkable story of what had
happened to him and of what he had
It was soon discovered by officers,
bone pressing upon the frontal lobes of
the brain. That this brain pressure
was a factor in bringing about Mrs. de
Saulles' alleged lapse of responsibility
is one of the bulwarks of the defenj
By answering in the negative each ot
the three parts of Uterhart's hypothet
ical question, Dr. Smith Ely Jelliffe, a
widely known alienist, and Dr. J. Sher
man Wight, who has attended Mrs. d
Saulles since her arrest, swore it was
their belief "the defendant was not
mentally sound," "did not know the na
ture and quality of the act," and "did
not know that it was wrong.
Each of the witnesses said that it
was his opinion that hypothyreosis, a
disease of the thyroid gland, was a
factor in prdoucing the defendant's
purported loss of accountability.
District Attorney Weeks sought tu
bring from Dr. Jelliffe an admission
that Mrs. De Saulles. by conversing in
an apparently rational manner and giv
ing her attention to commonplace mat
ters immediately after the shooting,
contradicted her own claim that sha
was irresponsible when she fired the
Dr. Jelliffe declared it was "very po
sible'' for her to be in a sub-conscious
state that made such seemingly para
doxical conduct "entirely consistent"
with her temporary insanity.
Wc will off or these great lots of ricli silks at very special prices. Nothing
more suitable or desirable as gifts. A wonderful opportunity to make big
savings on silks, as wholesale prices are advancing steadily. It will in
deed be a wise move for you to buy silks this week at such low. prices.
Silks for every purpose in these assortments.
cr Ti For fancv silks
9 For iancy silks
in beautifully col
ored plaids oi
satins and taffetas,; about four hun
dred yards to choose from; thirty
six inches wide; extra special
value; your choice at
$1.59 a yard.
P fl T r"T YARD for crepe meteors;
t light blue, rose, maize, rus
set, red, lawn green and
dark green. This Is an extra
heavy quality: forty inches wide. Your choice
at $1.95 a yard.
For fane silks in
the popular plaids
and stripes; in
and silk serges; suitable for dress
es and separate skirts; thirty-six
inches wide; extra special value;
your choice at $1.9.) a vard.
Forty inches wide.
YARD for silk crepe de
chines, both street and
evening colors; in this
Reason's most popuUr silk.
Your choice, $1.49 a yard.
RD for brocaded and
igured lining satins in all
anted colors. A beautiful
material for coat linings;
thirty-six inches wide. Your choice at $1.79 a
YARD for brocaded sat
ins; French blue, Copen
hagen blue, navy, plum,
wisteria, wine, rose and
black. One of the most popular silks this sea
eon. In a beautiful quality; thirty-six inches
wide. Your choice at $2.00 a yard.
YARD for satin radiant;
a beautiful lustrous satin
in both street and evening
colors. This material has
the required weight for silk suits. Forty inches
wide $2.95 a yard.
YARD for chiffon velvets,
in black, navy, dark
green, plum, wine, Copen
hagen and taupe. A beau
tiful quality; forty mches wide. Your choice at
$5.95 a yard.
We have gone through our stock off garments
and reduced the prices off Plush Coats and
Afternoon -Dresses. This announcement as
sores all who know us that there are excep
tional values to be had.
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I llif " II II II WJ I V- II I I a II II wr vt p. it :!,
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ONE-FOURTH OFF ON
This includes our entire stock of
stylish afternoon dresses; materials
are rich velvets, broadcloths, satin
and georgette combinations, etc.;
eolors: plum, tan, gray, navy, rus
set browi;, green, etc. Some are
beautifully embroidered, others
show fur trimmings. Your choice
at one-fourth off of the marked
ONE-FOURTH OFF ON
BLACK PLUSH COATS
"Weather conditions and the ad
vanced season make reductions on
these coats possible. All are made
from the very finest quality plush.
Some have the large fur collars
and wide fur bands around the
bottoms. Certainly wonderful
value; your choice at one-fourth of
the marked prices.
Coats. for the Little Ones-
"Warm, stylish coats with large collars and belts. A garment the little
miss will be proud to wear. There are plush coats and velvet coats,
others are made from fancy coating mixtures and wool velours. Colors
are: brown, navy, gray; also plaids and mixtures. Eight to fourteen year
sizes. $6.&D to $22.50. . Basement.
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He will arrive here shortly after nooe by
automobMe, aed will ride aroumid the city
until 3:15. Then he will enter the busi
ness district and proceed to his own Toy
Ji ' i Br '
Grand Reception to All
lie wants to see all the little folks right away tomorrow so
bring them down the little tots especially. Old Santa will be'
here afternoons till he leaves for his world-wide Christmas Eve
trip. He has sent us loads and loads of toys and now they're ready
for you to see. The grandest display you've ever seen here. Now
is the children's time bring them to see Jolly Old Santa. . .
'THE! &E5T ALWAYS'
N. FIRST ST. NCA vmMHWiTtW
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