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Odds and Inds.
Ttankfulness Day After To
morrow. Bolsheviki, Trusts, Dogs
Aad Nietzsche Wise sud
Get ready to be thankful there
are good, reasons.
You are three thousand miles
from horror that would make your
Ton have the Tight to be thank
ful that your country has under
taken to do Its share, and will
Yoa can te thankful that hun
dreds ot thousands of American
soldiers hare crossed the ocean
and not a man on the way over
destroyed, by submarines.
And for this especially you can
be thankful INTELL1QENCB
WINS WAB, not brutality. Th
Intelligence ot England, France,
.Italy. And the United Btates will
conquer' Prussia just as surely as
the Intelligence that came here
from, Europe conquered the sav
ages that it found here.
A man In New York pleaded
guilty of ballot-box. frauds. He
confessed he had counted, for
Mltchel sixteen rotes that .should
hare been counted for Bennett.
Be was sentenced to prison for
sixty- days by Justice,. Cropsey
'which we suppose expresses deep
respect for the integrity of the
At that rate we "assure Justice
Cropsey that It will not be difficult
to hire-.Ballot-box criminals. With
slight ehance of detection, slight
punishment if caught and high
pay for the work, frauds- against
the ballot? will be popular with,
.In another court, with Judge
Mayer presiding, the members of
the paper -trust admitted their
jjnilt, and agreed to dissolve their
combination. One of them was
fined $1,000, the others' fined;
$200. It is reasonable to ansae
that each made at least half a mil
lion out: of the combination
therefore the fines seem reason
The members of the trust also
kindly agreed that they would sell
their-paper for 3 cents a pound
a price which allows them a profit
cf only- about 50 per cent on the
cost of manufacture. And they
said that after April 1 next they
"would sell at a price to be fixed
by a Federal commission reserv
ing the right to fight the price in
a Signer court
- Day after tomorrow these jen-
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combtnicg to collect millions
ALirHAYr GONE TO JAII
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson J. Purvis,
of HHlTttle, Ji. J., had seventeen
pets, .ana the other dsy, on the
forty-fifth anniversary of their
marriage, they Added five to the
These pets are not chows or Pe
kingese, or rabbit hounds, or St
Bernards, or pug dogs, as you
Mr. and Mrs. Purvis have adopt
ed twenty-two children. They re
port that these pets are at least as
grateful as dogs, and more intelli
gent The Bolsheviki make peace pro
posals to the United States. Did
they say anything of what became
il those few scores of American
millions that went over to help the
little Russian democracy bird
make its first flight from the neck
Unless you read this in Frank
Noyes' Star you wouldn't believe
It It is a-"patriotic invitation" for
soldiers far from home, to come
and enjoy themselves. But they
mast-eat nicely and dance also.
Bead the whole delicious thing:
"Having read an editorial
in the Evening Star concern
ing the soldiers near here who
have no place to 'go for
Thanksgiving, I decided to
write and ask you to send two
young officers to our house
for Thanksgiving dinner and
some fun afterwards.
"Please be sure hat'they are
nell educated and ACCUS
TOMED TO THE USAGES
OF POLITE SOCIETY, or
M lb Will WB tv WW.IIIWHUK,
IB) both to the soldiers and to us. .
iS Ilnnincr vn.. will be able to
find two young officers who
1isa ma unmtimnpnf fnr that
I A day and who will fill these
"P. S. Please try to send
- two -who dance."
P P. S. We leave out the
name of the patriotic Star reader
vrhr 'rants soldiers that can dance
taf that arc accustomed to the
"usages of polite society." Too
grest a ruth on that wide-open
American hospitality might also
be "embarrassing boti. to the
soldiers and to us."
Perhaps the safest plan would
be for Mr. Noyes to kend Secretary
Baker and Secretary Daniels to
this refined hostess and be on the
The' revolution in Ecuador has
It 13 a busy world, when a pretty
gocd revolution collapses before
aii j bod v cr.fws it ever started,
when Villa'ij .-jsrders are set in
agctc en the third page and
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375,000 RUSSIAN SOLDIERS
Prosecution Fails to Shatter
Testimony More Tragedy
Bared as She Tells How She
Danced With Breaking .Heart.
MINEOLA, N. Y Nov. 27,-Dis-trict
Attorney Weeks today sought
by searching-'xrossexamination to
break down Mrs. Blanca De Saulles'
story of -the death of her divorced
.husband, John L. Be Saulles, for
whose murder she is on trial.
The little "White Widow's? decla
ration that she could remember
nothing of the actual killing was
strongly attacked. Details of her
story of neglect and abuse were alsd
deeply probed in air effort to prove
that the man's-other loves did not
affect his wife's mind.
Admits Mind- Was Blank.
District Attorney "Weeks began his
cross-examination of Mrs. De Saulles
In a gentle yolce.
"Tour mind was blank from the
time you taw your husband at The
Box' until you awoke In Jail!" he
"Yes. that'a right." she replied.
"Yet you remember all the other
details of yvur married
going some years backr
-I think, so."
When Weeks asked if ah had any
symptoms of a mental disorder before
belnr In Jail. Mrs. De Saulles said she
couldn't remember.- She araUed
sweUy-KW.efca.V-- - -l-i
Week insisted, jnar. airs. u &auues
fix the exact time, whesf. her' senses
returned after the snooting-, but she
said aha couldn't remember. There
were long pauses between each of her
answers. The crowded court room
watched Mrs. De Saulles. TJterhart,
tier attorney, kept his gaze fixed on
his client's face, his brow wrinkled
JJeaa Vre Is Realised. '
"When did you first find that your
husband had ceased to care fox; your
"When I went to Europe before the
"jou were happy with htm In South
She replied that she cared ifor him
very much. '
Weeks produced letters written by
Mrs. De Baulles to her husband while
she was In South Bethlehem, thank
ing; him for his kindness and calllor
him an Ideal husband.
Proseentlea Salt t Tactics.
Attorney Weeks took a sudden turn
In his attack and produced a letter
written by the defendant Immediately
after the birth Of -the boy. The letter
was to De Saulles, and said In part:
"Ton have been 'such a precious,
ideal husband, and now you are also
an Ideal father."
"Were you sincere when you wrote
that letter!" she was asked.
"I meant part of It," was the re
Before Introducing a second letter,
the witness was asked If her husband
had become somewhat neglectful
while she was in London, 1914.
"He had," she replied.
The second letter was written by the
wife In London while De Saulles with
the baby remained In New York, It
emphasized her faithfulness to her hus
band, adding she "was playing- In the
sunshine, drinking It all In, forgetful of
everything, except the Joys of living."
-She admitted she was happy, and hav
ing a good time when sbe wrote the let
ter, "happy." she explained, ""because
she was with her own relatives."
setaaeK trr ue state.
The prosecution received a setback
when It tried to prove that the witness
was very happy when she wrote the
letter. -The court Intervened and permit
ted Mrs. Du Saulles to explain her
When asked If she had a good time
at dances and private theatricals while
In London. Mrs. De Saulles replied:
-I was oorea o aeath."
Asked bow sbe could be unhappy
and write such loving letters to her
husband she said:
"I resorted to flattery."
Mrs. De Saulles said, that In a war.
ah even thought at that time, 1014,
her husband had married her for her
Returning to her story that she
had ssen her former husband and the
Duke of Manchester on a yacht sur
rounded by a bevy ot Broadwev
beauties, the district attorney sought
to snow wny ine auae ana De Saulles
should be $o "chummy."
"Don't yon know, Mrs. De Saulles.
that your "husband and the duke-were
working on a large war contract to
furnish- horses to the Canadian gov
ernment?" he asked.
"I heard of a war contract but did
not know ot the details," was the
"Don't you know those two gentle
men cleaned up 160,000 on (hat con
If they did, I didn't see the
Referring to the time In the fall of
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Prisoner, Her Defender,
And Prosecutor -
HENRY A. UTERHART.
RICHMOND, Va, Kov. 27-Develop-ments
here today have deepened the
mystery surrounding the murder In
Goochland county on October 22 of
Judge Albert P. Chamberlain, the
aged lawyer who was living aloneN In
a twi-room shack of his own build
Inc. Dr. Asa W. Chamberlain, brother of
the dead man, who has been Incarcer
ated in the Henrico jail Here accused
of the crime. Is said by jail attaches
to have shown a Keener interest in
what Is going on about him during
the last two days than at any time
since his arrest. Dp to this time he
has appeared listless and apparently
resigned to his fate.
Alonz- with this report from the
Jail comes the announcement ot Harry
M. Smith. Jr. that he has reconsider
ed and will serve as leading counsel
for the ared doctor. He will have
associated with blm James C. Page, a
Goochland county lawyer.
The belief here today Is that the
defense will not enter a plea of In
sanity, but will attempt to shift the
blame for the xrlme on another.
A conference of several hours was
had today between Attorney Smith
and the young wife of the doctor, who
arrived here a lew aaya ago rrotn
Nebraska to look after her husband's
State Senator Louis u. i enaenourg
still maintains that "the doctor hasn't
a leg to stand on. We have an open
and shut esse against him." Attor
ney Wendenhurg will have associated
with him In the prosecution. Com
monwealth Attorney A X Montelro.
of Goochland county.
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WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 27, 1917.
E. DE SAULLES.
CHARLES S. WEEKS,
IN "DRY" CAPITAL
Eight men, arraigned In Police
Court today on charge of being drunk
In "dry' Washington, were sentenced
to thirty days In jail or ?23 fine
Although do'y questioned, the
prisoners failed to reveal the sources
of whiskey suppl:-. Judge Mullowny
will continue his search for those
causing the Shepnird "dry" law to be
"Somewhere In Baltimore'' and "I
don'tknowslr" were the only re
sponses Judge il.illowny received In
reply to "Where did you get the
whisky?" put to each prisoner to
day. Two admitted a visit to Bal
timore, one said he had had whisky
for four month.
Jerry Cutchember denied lie was
drunk, but was fount!, guilty. Others
sentenced for boing drunk were:
John Murphy; William A. Moore,
William Hamilton, Joseph Gallagher,
Clinton P. Smith, and Martin Wil
liams. Malachla Wll'lams. charged
with selling -rhiikey, asked for a
Jury trial, which was granted.
WOMAN LEAP8 TO DEATH.
CLEVELANn nhi v... ,..
Walter Couse, forty-seen, ended her
1- ,ky '"P"1 on a nlnety-foot cliff
on the rocky shore of Lake Erie this
mornina. Grief nv tu j..,i. . .
daughter Is believed the cause. She
was attired only In a nlght.gown.
30 DAYS AND $25
ENCES FOR 8
AMERICA'S VOTE IN ALLIED CONFERENCE
MAY DECIDE WHETHER WAR SHALL BE
CONDUCTED BY ONE MILITARY DICTATOR
Italy's Preference Yet Jo Be In
(Seated Chances Are That
Compromise Will Be Made,
Cefonel House Is Kept Buy.
X sper war eMsefl Jar the
Uittesl States' wm formed teeair'
to maJfr a4 co-erttMie the 6t
erasjeal hwfenrt la Ue pre
cs Hob of the war.
The coaseH Is eoBposed ot the
SeeretarlM of War. Xavr, Trear
ury, Interior, Agrfcultart, Cess
Bwrte aa4 Labor, aft Food H
Blalitator Hoover, f ael Adsak
UUter GarfieM, Cs'nlnsiii-HBr-ler,
of the SBlfftas ail
Chftlmaa -fffllari,; ftke War
It i yifk. mtti eWri
JPARIS, Nov., 27,-iThe allis1
cosfereace win b called upettto'eV
eMe. waether theaatiem Hgfctfac fcr
military dictator or create csili.
tary c-Ujcirelry . fi(t iha Geraan
America's vote say decide. .Rep
resentatives of democracy here to
day ior the inter-allied coniercBee
are of a. amide mind as to uninea-
tkn, but their ideas are divergent.
French Oppose British Idea.
The yreneh favor the creation of one
supreme generalissimo as against the
British Idea for a supreme war council
In the role of an advisory committee.
The British Inherently individualistic,
foresee oosslbllltes of trouble at home
If the British armies cease to be con
trolled by Uie home government. Jney
are not disposed to concede complete
mmference of authority, particularly
since the concomitant Idea Is apparently
that the generaussimo De a rrencmnnn.
Not that there Is any distrust ot
nwnrh reneralshlD on the contrary
there was some disposition today to re
gard .It as inevitable II sucn a supreme
war chief were created that the man
named would be a French commander.
The British, however, recognise there
is necessity that they preserve their
own remarkable unity ana Beep, uie
British people's confidence in the army
Its nnunt hlrh mark.
The Italian viewpoint on ins i
plans was not available toaay.
An tnr the Americans who will par'
tlclpate and whoCe votes may actually
decide the matter, they are keeping
close counsel, listening, doing some
hard thinking and hard working. The
spirit dominating all the allies' rep
resentatives assures that no impasse
is possible, and that there will be a
smooth working out of the scheme be
fore the present conference gives way
to the supreme war council this lat
ter body to have the duty of operat
ing whatever system Is devised.
Compromise Is Kxpected,
The situation seemed to warrant
prediction that the conferees would
reach a compromise solution the
same sort ot a compromise that some
times takes place In American busi
ness organizations. Possibly this
would mean the naming of an execu
tive officer for the supreme council.
Such an official would greatly
facilitate co-ordination, make the
council a mobile, decisive organisa
tion, and yet he would be consider
ably less than a supreme commander
Today Colonel House, of the Ameri
can mission, had Individual confer
ences Wltn Jar, A&ruisu. AioerL
Thomas, i;iemeoiei, ana otner uiga
roil has been coming Into Wash.
Ington so fast In the past three days
that dealers cannot get it oft of the
dumps to keep tbem cleared, accord
ing, to reporta to I A. Enead, assist
ant to Dr. Garfield, Fuel Administra
The supply Is to be distributed as
equitably as possible to household
IN SUCH QUANTITIES
QUIT FIGHTING LINE
Sir More U-Boats Sunk;
U. S. Flotilla Commended
The work: of the AHfcrican.flotfllg ia Ettropeaa waters, has bea
w-arrary-cewmended by Vice Admiral Bayly, the Brits officer ia
cfearge of the general ssbwirae operatW of the Brftiek. grawf
fleet .Information reaching this city today iadtcate that At Britiefa
vice, admiral ha seat to Attoiral Beasen, new ja Paris atteadisg
the later-allied conference there, a 4ay oowHmirricarina recking'
rtouMervwdc by various units of the Americas sqaaarea aad prais
ing by name Vice Admiral Sims aad a neater of ate subofdiaates.
NEW "YORK, Nov. 27. French Ambassador Jaaacraad breafht
"good sews from the sea" when he came to Ner York last night to
attend tae 'Tiero land" bazaar. Six Gcrmas sefeweriaes) he report
ed, had beea snlc by the allies during the teat few' days.
The ameaaaadora statement, coming riatvt ea the aeek ef the
t annowsceauat ef Premier Lloyd George, that five Genaaa sae-
. marines were sank on Saturday, tea days ago, aad e farther re-
"port that as Anrtrican destroyer sent a swbateria te Ae bsitom en
the following Monday, gives a most eacoaragiBg view to tae U-beat
MAN POWER OF SEECTION OF
FOES SAPPED, MEANS JURY
SAYSBAKER , MM ,
ping- or qernnHj a nia, swrr s
Tlewlng- last week's war- events, Sec
retary' Baker todsy. jointed out this
as the .object behind the serenl of-
f enslrts aj, isld It to be more im
portant eves than the gain ot terri
"It la ths wastage of the enemy
forces," ie says, "the alow, yet
lentleia sapplnc of. his man power by
continued and sudden offensive
thrusts which must eventually result
In the softening of his line In the
west. 'This Is the ultimate objective
of the series of Intensive offensives
so successfully pursued by the allies
during the last six months, and la
even more Important than the gain of
Expiates Drive at Italy.
Baker held that the Teuton made
his Italian offensive "to extricate
himself from the Increasingly dim
cult position In which hts forces find
themselves In the west."
"The German higher command
were apparently confident that. In
order to save Italy from Invasion,"
Baiter continued, "such Important
contingents ef French and British
troops would be detached from the
western front as to render any
further allied offensives In this
While much aid has been given.
Secretary Baker held It had not im
paired the west front efficiency. The
Cambrel victory, he held, had
dominated the past week's military
situation, thaugh Italy's steady re
sistance bad been a part "of one, and
the same movement."
Praises Allies' Strategy.
The allied ruse of keeping up Its
Flanders bombardment to shield the
Cambral movement: and the use tof
tanks Instead of artillery to clear
the path to Cambral were praised by
Baker " strategy daringly con
ceived and brilliantly executed." He
revealed officially that the British
took over 10,000 prisoners, which was
more than their total casualties.
"Increased artillery aciiviiy si
noted In the sector where American
troops are training. Indicating that
the Teuton is preparing for new raids.
"Small detachments oi junencan
troops while on patrol duty have
gained some useful experience,"
As for Italy the secretary con-
"The morale of the Italian forces
Is Improving dally, and while the
situation Is not wholly free from criti
cal aspects, the defensive measures
appear adequate to meet the situa
tion." REED IS AGAINST .
WARM ON AUSTRIA
Senator Reed, vho led several anti
war fights in rmgress last session,
"see no reaon"' c declaration of wa'r
against Autrla, he aafd on arriving
here today. M Ulur! colleague.
Senator Stone, urged war on Austria
yesterday. . . . , .
"I am willing -o do what is tneces
sary," he said, 'but until we are told
some reason. ' k no need for de
claring war. n said-
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slowly far 'Gtwee ja. afeana sW'
Charged, with, the saurdr ot On.
Maude JL Klnr. Veanr sat restless
through the day aa eohtsndrag law
yers sought a coaapetent Jury;
The gist -was large, but the results
were small. Early this afternoon the
Jury box gaped with only three Jurors
chosen, C. P. Culp, a farmer: . B.
Buchanan, a mill operator, and 2L I
Tight, farmer, war the three se
Tares- at Trial.
Greater Interest was displayed to
Thronga besieged the little court
house, and Judge CMna was forced to
order the aisles and hallways, cleared.
The State hopes to convict sfeaas
upon circumstantial evidence and ex
pert testimony. Thla was indicated
by the character of questions fired
at the talesmen by Solicitor Clement.
The defense Queried all veniremen
concerning motive. This Indicates
that the defense will fight Its' case
on the basis that Means- had no
motive for killing Mrs. King,
Twenty Witnesses Arrive.
Today there arrived In Concord a
group of twenty witnesses, whose tea.
timony will be used by the State to
show a motive for the murder. -These
witnesses are Chicago bankers and
business men. They will offer testi
mony to show that Means had dissi
pated the fortune of James rr vine-
Chicago lumber king.
They will also offer testimony to
show that Means had planned to put
forward an alleged second will of
James C- King. This will, if allowed,
would have Increased Mrs. King's
fortune, and the State contends that
It was this money that Means sought
Means was not as blithe todar n he
has been. His smiles and winks of yes-
teraay were missing.
When court opened Sheriff Caldwell
reported that he had been able to sum
mon but 131 of the special venire, of 150,
as the nrst Jurors were drawn Means
stood, and Solicitor Clement said: These
rood men come to stand between you
and life and death., Itj-ou chailere
them you must do so as thev kiss tha
book," Means smiled.
J. 1. Setter. av barber, was the first
Juror called, and admitted he had form
ed an opinion that the prisoner was not
guilty. C P. Culp, a farmer, the second
talesman, went through a thorough ex
amination and was entered as the first
The second Juror chosen waa It. B.
Beechan, a weaver. He waa the
fourth talesman drawn. Examination
ot the veniremen was long and ted!.
ous, both the State and defense, delv
ing deep into me opinions- of the
talesmen. The State Insisted upon
determining whether the talesmen
would convict on circumstantial evi
dence and would give due weight to
The rumors that the State had a
mysterious eye-wltnesa were aet at
rest when the solicitor asked each
talesman If he would require an eye
witness to convict the prisoner,
TheMSO veniremen rounded up
throughout the county during the
night are typical planter and moun
taineer types; .-ojgh. shrewd black-
I ektfceAjv ! eie ei 1. Cf A a a & a 1a
a chan7 of venue from cb7r.
county on the rrounrt that It wou.t
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parleys are opesea wttk Gersaaay. ,)
Withdrawal cTs aJJteel rtpresentai
Uvea from Petrograd, area thoog
the Bolshevlkt-MsTlmeJIet factlea
attempt to conclude a aeparate.eaee
with, the Teutons, would be oae ef
ujo iilKSTfb utpi0inuc BlURri 0.
the war. Jententa officials) 1st Was
Ington declared today. 4
While reports- that British aad
American ambassadors were preparecV
to quit Russia It the LeBlne-TroUkjl
separate peace threat Is carried out;
were discredited at the Itusslan, em
bassyT officlau there were apprehesv
alve aa to what such, a move might)
result In- i "
-The entente has everything to lose
and nothing to gain by such a nore."!
a high embassy official stated. "Sev-J
eriag relatione with Russia In her
present plight would only jerre -te-S-"'
ntimiilfii th AntBBtA anit thA Vsi. ;
tlona yet remaining loyal to the at-'
lied cause." w
That the future or Russia wnether
she will remain with the entente or t
drift "beyond the pale of civilised v
nations" rests entirely with the al
lies Is the belief ot Russian officials.
Casting the constructive forces ot the
new republic adrift among the dis
cordant and ultra-radical elements
which now have the upper hand
would be not only unjust but decld
edly unwise, officials believe.
TJrge Watchful Waltlmg.
The logical coarse for the allies to
pursue Is the "watchful waiting" pol
icy of President Wilson, officials be
lieve. They are confident that But
sia will eventually emerge from the
Influence of the power-mad Bolshe
viki. Sbe la now passing through
the Inevitable evolutionary staxeJ
from which every nation must
emerge before the metamorphosis
from a monarchy to a republlcait,
form of government can be complete.,
. "The Bolsheviki. who It seems have'
not yet reached the crest of thelrl
power, may rule weeks, or even,
months," one official admitted. "Ho,
ever, their decline la sure to come.
When a government, built alone asi
stable lines aa that which Xercnskyi
attempted to form, crumbled, how csjl
you expect a program built entirely
upon Utopian theories to succeed?
Red Will FaH.
"It la true that the OTaximaltsti
have succeeded In extending- their to
flueUce over the rank and file-of tae
proletariat, which they have reached
with their propaganda but when the
common people ot Russia realise- that
they cannot carry their promises Into
effect, they will desert the causa as
readily aa they hare espoused If-
Russia, now figuratively -drunk oa
the Utopian dreams of Irresponsible
leaders. Is falling an easy victim to
Insidious German intrigue also a Tic
Um to her own stupidity. For the
allies to hold the true Russia respon
sible for Uie temporary lapse would!
do the young- republic an Irreparable
wrong and the allies would be "cut
ting off their nose to spite" th!r face"
by falling to keep their trust, officials
who have Russia's Interest and Ua
allied cause at heart declared
Meantime, the American Dover
nt '" "-?l . eou
ttce proposals. They cannot be
tt 1 but whether- they shall b fori