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FAILED IN EFFECT
BIG EFFORT TO ENCIRCLE BRIT
ISH TROOPS NEAR CAMBRIA
IS DEFEATED.
FRENCH REPULSE GERMANS
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French Stop Violent Attack In Region
of Verdun—Bitter Fighting Caus
es Intense Suffering By All
the Belligerents.
With the British Armies in France.
k—G ermany made a surprise attack
over practically the entire arc which
her troops lost in Gen. Byng's surprise
drive. Taking her cue from the Brit
ish victory, the Germans wasted no ar
tillery preparations. The first tremen
dous blows pressed the British back In
ei few places, all of which has been re
claimed.
At Gouzeacourt the German assault
■was like a bolt out of the blue. A min
ute before the town was as quiet as a
churchyard. British officers were eat
ing breakfast, lounging around, bath
ing, shaving.
Suddenly there was a burst of rifle
fire in the streets. Those who looked
out saw the Prussians pouring into
the city. One officer was in a tub,
taking his bath, covered with lather.
He grabbed a bath towel and escaped,
stark naked.
A British dressing station for
wounded at Gouzeacourt was suddenly
Headquarters reports
surrounded,
that five British surgeons captured by
the rush of the enemy later made their
escape when British troops drove the
Germans out again. In that interval
of German occupation the enemy hur
riedly carried off all surgical materi
als of the station.
It was reported at headquarters that
the Germans had taken a considerable
number of guns. The British, however,
recaptured many of them. One British
battery of six-inch howitzers spied the
Germans suddenly coming over the
top of a hill a few score yards distant.
The gunners yanked down the muz
zles of their guns, fired point blank at
the advancing wave and then bolted.
There were many other instances
where British gunners, after firing
point blank on the enemy up to 300
yard 9 range, escaped, then joined the
infantry, and, by counter-attacking, re
captured their own guns.
Two great attacks have been deliv
ered. One extended from Moeuvres to
Bourlon wood; the other was along
approximately a 12,000-yard froint be
tween Vendhulle on the south and Cre
veecouer on the north. Both a&saults
were made in very strong force and
the infantry was supported by fire
from newly concentrated German
guns.
In the northern attack the Germans
succeeded in pushing down between
Moeuvres and Bourlon wood fo» a con
siderable distance, but were hurled
back by a counter-attack after particu
larly sanguinary fighting. The line
in this section is now virtually as it
stood before the Germans attacked.
In the southern battle the Germans
broke through the British front south
of VillereGuisiain and, by executing
a turning movement to the north, suc
ceeded in enveloping Gauche wood,
Gouzeaucourt, Genneliu and La Vac
querie temporarily.
KAISER REALIZES DEFEAT
Vice President Marshall Interprets
Germany's Latest Moves As
Foretelling Defeat.
Washington.—Vice President Mar
shall interprets Germany's efforts t>
make a separate peace with Russia as
added evidence that the kaiser real
izes he faces ultimate defeat.
"I think it shows," said the vice
president, "that the kaiser is getting
it through his thick head that we are
going to win this war."
The vice president declared his be
lief that the war will he worth what it
costs if only in uniting American citi
zens.
"The situation is clearing up rap
idly and nicely," he said. "The war
■will be worth every cent It costs.
When it is over we will have real
American citizenship and will hear po
snore talk of the fatherland or step
fatherland. We will be real Ameri
cans.
The vice president would express ne
opinion regarding declaration of war
against Germany's allies, but declared
that naturalized aliens who do not
^ive their support to the war should
have their papers cancelled.
"The pacifist doctrine," he said,
"would lead to scenes in America that
we see in Russia today.
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REDUCTION OF OLEO TAX. .
Is Recommended As War Measure b>
Revenue Bureau.
WaHiingtan.—Reduction of the 10
cents a pound tax on colored oleomar
garine, both' as a war measure to in
crease the production of food fats and
means of actually yielding more
as a
aggregate revenue, was recommended
in the annual report of the internal
bureau over tbe name of W.
revenue
H. Osborn, who has recently been suc
ceeded as commissioner by Daniel C.
Roper.
Washington.—Mobilization of tugs
and towboats of the Great Lakes along
the Atlantic coast for the winter
months to aid in relieving freight con
gestion by greater use of the inland
waterways and barges has been pro
posed by Secretary Baker.
Sergt. Rinehart Stricken.
Toledo, O.—Sergeant Rinehart, son
of Mary Roberts RIneheart, noted nov
elist and writer on war conditions,
suddenly stricken ill with 1 blood
was H ■ pa
poisoning while attending army foot
ball festivities her
TEUTON ADVANCE SEEMS TO
HAVE BEEN EFFECTIVELY
STOPPED.
TEUTONS SUFFER BIG LOSS
British and French Armies On Italian
* Front and Will Operate As Sepa
rate Units—Teutons Attack
Italian Positions in Albania.
London.—The long rumored turn ot
the Italian armies in the offensive is
indicated in late official communica
tions from both Berlin and Rome.
From the report of observers who
have been allowed to visit the battle
front much may be taken to assume
that such is the plan of Diaz and his
generals. Great masses of infantry re
serves have been brought up, together
with a marked concentration of big
guns.
It is very doubtful if any major op
eration on the part of the Italians
would be directed along the Piav» - :
front, but along the line between the
Bretna and the Piave the Italians
have carried out several feinting ope
rations in an endeavor to determine
the strength of the enemy. It is prob
able that any offensive would be di
rected at this point.
With the arrival of the Anglo
French reinforcements the whole sit
uation has taken a turn for the bet
ter. The announcement by Gen. Mau
rice, British director of the bureau of
military operations, that the crisis in
Italy had passed, was taken by many
experts- to indicate that the situation
had taken a most encouraging and
hopeful aspect.
Both the British army under Gen
Blumer and the French under Gen.
Mayerole are real armies in every
sense of the word. They are fresh,
and were not merely sent for the sake
of a reinforcement in the general
sense of the word. They are there foi
the definite purpose of operating as
separate units.
Berlin in its official report admits
that the Italians have successfully
conducted heavy at^cks against their
positions on the west bank of the
Brepta and on Monte Tomba (on the
northern front). These attacks failed,
according to the German communica
tion, but they bear out the theory now
advanced that the Italians are putting
out feelers in the hope of locating a
weak spot in the enemy line.
According to Rome there has been
heavy artillery fire along the entire
front, but no infantry engagement if
any importance is recorded,
pecially heavy fire was directed
against the Germans in the lower. Pi
ave by Italian batteries when the en
emy attempted to move into the river
in boats.
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U. S. SOLDIERS EAT TURKEY
Troops In France Have Big Celebra
tion With Plenty of Real Turkey
and All That Goes With it.
With the American Army in France.
—Every American soldier in France
had a real American Thanksgiving
feast He dined on turkey and all that
with it until he could eat no
The feature of the day was a
goes
more.
football game, in which a team from
the engineers defeated a team from
the infantry. The game was watched
by thousands of American troops and
a thousand French soldiers. The shouts
from respective rooters was heard far
afield and toward the end of the game
the French soldiers, getting the hang
of it, became just as enthusiastic as
the Americans. Virtually all instruc
tion work and drilling was suspended
for the day.
AVIATOR EVADES CAPTORS
Lieut. O'Brien Leaps From Train and
Succeeds In Making Way Out of
Germany.
London.-—Lieutenant Patrick O'Bri
of Momence, Illinois, the first
American member of the British fly
ing corps to escape from Germany has
arrived in London. O'Brien eluded his
captors by jumping from the window
ef a speeding train. He then became
a fugitive seventy-two days and when
his goal was within sight, narrowly
escaped electrocution from the charg
ed wires along the Holland frontier.
O'Brien was dined by a group of ad
miring flyers, who had believed that
he had been killed when he was re
ported missing on August 17th last.
O'Brien went to Victoria, B. C., and
obtained a commission in the Cana
dian army. Going to France next year
he distinguished himself by his daring
work over the German lines.
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Tobacconist Leaves Vast Estate.
New York.—Oliver H. Payne, mil
lionaire tobacconist, who died June 27,
left an estate exceeding $32,000,000,
according to the report of the deputy
state controller filed in the surrogate's
court here.
Aviation Camp For Montgomery.
Washington—The sélection of Mont«
gomery, Ala., as the site of an army
aviation camp is announced by Chair
man Dent, of the house military com
mittee.' v
Admits Mixing With U-Boat.
An Atlantic Port.—The American
steamship J. L. Luckenbach arrived
here and confirmed the report that it
the vessel which had a running
was
fight with a submarine when ap
preaching the French coast on Dec. 19.
First Wooden Ship Launched.
A Pacific Port.—The first wooden
ship to be launched under war rush
plans for the federal merchant fleet
took the water here. The vessel was
constructed in 200 days, said to be a
world's record for ships of this size.
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SUFFER BIG LOSS
AUSTRO-GERMAN LINES WIPED
OUT MAKING UNAVAILING AT
TACKS AGAINST ITALIANS.
UNABLE TO DEFEAT ITALIANS
News Gives Details of Heroic Strug
gle Against Overwhelming Num
bers of Enemy and Deeds
Of Valor.
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Washington.—Heavily massed forces
of Austro-German troops, vainly trying
to break the Italian defensive line,
have suffered great losses, according
to official dispatches from Rome, and
between the (Piave and Brenta rivers
alone have worn out six divisions.
The dispatch says:
"The forces of Krobatiri and Von Bu
low, united in the mountainous zone
between the Piave and the Brenta riv
ers, have made a desperate effort to
break through the line, availing them
selves of enormous reserves, estimat
ed at 20 divisions, easily shifted. With
large forces hidden in the thickness
of the forests, at one point a small
patrol, composed of Prussian soldiers
with machine guns, was sent forward
to gatheT information and prepare the
attack.
"In fact, after a short while the Aus
troGermans appeared in thick waves
and delivered a furious assault against
our positions. At the outset of the at
tack one of our officers was wounded
by an explosive bullet. The soldiers,
seeing their officer bleeding from a
large wound in his forehead and wish
ing to avenge him, launched them
selves forward with the bayonet with
such violence that all the Austro-Ger
mans who had reached our lines were
completely wiped out with the excep
tion of one, who, taking off his coat,
fled, shouting, 1 am an Alsatian.' The
enemy renewed his offorts and deliv
ered attack after attack with unabated
fury and our wounded officer remain
ed 48 hours at his place, directing
counter-attacks. i ,
"The Regina brigade, for eight con
secutive days and nights, sustained the
brunt of a score of actions, bearing
the temperature of 10 degrees below
freezing point. Some enemy outposts
during the confusion of the struggle
fought among themselves, so the 31st
landstrum during an action near Mon
te Fiork fought from the evening un
til dawn against other Austro-German
troops, which were totally decimated.
"From the Asiago plateau to the
Piave the enemy has suffered appall
ing losses without gaining any advan
tage. Between the Piave and the Bren
ta the enemy has already worn out six
divisions.
CAPPS OFF SHIPPING BOARD
III Health Causes Admiral Capps To
Retire From Ship Building
Corporation.
Washington.—Rear Admiral Wash
ington L. Capps, general manager of
the shipping board's emergency fleet
corporation, was relieved from duty
in that position by President Wilson
at his own request because of ill
health and with expression of deepest
regret by the chief executive.
While Admiral Capps' physician has
advised him that to continue at work,
either on the fleet corporation or in
other capacity would imperil his
any
life, there were reports that friction
between the admiral and Chairman
Hurley of the shipping board hastened
the former's decision to retire. He
would hate been forced to resign in
case within a few weeks, accord
any
ing to those who know his physical
condition.
Naval Reserves To Man Ships.
Washington.—Naval reserves will
man all American ships transporting
troops and supplies, under a plan be
ing worked out by Secretary Daniels
and the shipping board, to avoid hav
ing civilians aboard vessels engaged
in war work.
Thieves Steal From Kaiser. '
Berlin.—Thieves entered the impe
rial house Wilhelmshoehe, at Cassell,
md carried off numerous valuablejob
jects of art.
Two Soldiers Killed.
Spartanburg, S. C.—(Private Martin
and Private Curti, Forty-seventh regi
ment, U. S. A., were instantly killed
and four other soldiers were injured
when an automobile truck in which
they were riding .was struck by a pas
senger train near Woodruff.
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No Mercy On Slacker».
Washington.—Under the new draft
rules and regulations, effective Dec.
16, men convicted of failing to register
on last June 5 will be dealt with more
harshly under the old system.
TENNESSEE GUARD
LANDS IN FRANCE
WAR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES
SAFE ARRIVAL OF "RAINBOW
DIVISION" IN FRANCE.
MILITIA FROM EVERY STATE
Large Force of Soldiers, Embracing
Men From Every State In War
Zone and Lake Up Final
Training.
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With the American Army in France.
—National guardsmen from every
state in the union have arrived in
France. They are among the troops
now training or lately arrived. While
it is not permitted to disclose the
identity of units, it may be said that
all those which sailed from the United
States have arrived safely and that
already are in training within
some
sound of the guns on the battle front.
They are showing a spirit in keep
ing with the purpose of all concerned
to make the American expeditionary
force a homogeneous American army
in which each division, whether regu
lar, national guard or national army,
not be distinguished in efficiency
from the others. The former state
troops are billeted over a wide area
and are pronounced excellent soldiers.
The guardsmen have been arriving
in the American zone for many weeks.
They are scattered somewhat, but as
far as possible the units from the
same state have been kept close to
gether, except in one case. They found
the regular army had made good prep
arations for them, and while many are
billeted in houses in French towns,
others have been quartered in low
wooden barracks, especially erected.
The troops from the various states
have been recognized by the French
population and have been welcomed
enthusiastically. Many of the units on
arriving in billet towns wore
French red, white and blue cockade
pinned to their campaign hats. These
given to the soldiers when they
landed at base ports,
cient time to rest from the journey,
which in some cases has been ex
tremely tiresome, the troops have
been set to work training for actual
service at the front. In all quarters
they are declared to be most enthu
siastic, and their soldiery qualities
have drawn high praise from French
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ARIZONASHORT OF COW FEED
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Starving Cattle and Sheep Can Not Bs
Taken To Arizona Because
Of Drought.
Phoenix, Ariz.—Arizona has no feed
for the starving cattle and sheep from
the drought-stricken regions of Texas
and New Mexico, according to Edward
W. Stephens, secretary of the Arizona
live stock sanitary board, who has just
returned from an inspection trip
through Pima and Pinal counties.
"This state really has not enpugli
feed at present for the cattle and
sheep now here," he added, "and there
certain to be heavy losses in the
spring if the crowding of the range
continues.
"Too many cattle already have been
shipped into this state from Western
Texas and New Mexico and more are
coming in all the time. Only a few fa
vored areas in the whole state have
any feed tp spare at present.
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All Tin Commandeered.
Washington.—Protests by canners
against government commandeering of
tin revealed that the navy department
has commandeered all tin in New York
warehouses.
* GERMAN DIPLOMAT HELD.
Karl Wiedmann Arrested on a Presi
dential Warrant
Los Angeles.— Karl Frederich Wied
mann, arrested by federal authorities,
said to have been taken into eus
was
tody on a presidential warrant
Wiedmann, federal agents say, form
erly was a German consular agent in
China, later a cartoonist on newspa
in the Orient and enlisted in the
pers
United States cavalry in Manila, final
ly coming here.
Jail and Prison For Slackers.
Muskogee, Okla.—Federal Judge R.
E. Campbell passed sentence on 95
draft resisters and other violators of
the selective draft law, who pleaded
guilty in United States court at Ard
more recently.
Candidates Get Commissions.
Washington.—The military graduat.
ing exercises of the successful candi
dates for commissions at the Fort
Myer reserve officers' training camp
released 900 trained men for army ser
vice.
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U, 5. BOYS DESTROY
AMERICAN TROOP8 RETURN AND
REPORT HAVING GREAT TIME .
IN TRENCHES.
STRIKE CENTER OF TARGET
Artillery Operator Directs Fire From
Balloon and Witnesses Destruc
tion of German Position—
Soldiers Shopping.
American Field Headquarters in
France.—A jubilant American battery
returned from the front, -following
their relief by another American
unit, convinved that their shoot
ing had knocked out a German bat
tery. A young IPenflaccla, Fla., artil
lery operator, swaying in a basket
from a sausage balloon, directed the
battery's fire against the German po
sitions. He reported soon after giv
ing the range that he saw American
shells strike apparently exactly in the
center of their target A few moments
later, he said, he saw the enemy bat
tery position smoking.
A portion of the enemy's guns in
that section were later observed leav
ing the position. The American bat
teries were not troubled by shells
from this German position thereafter.
The American jubilation was en
hanced by the fact that their battery
is probably the first American artil
lery unit to Knock out an enemy bat
tery.
Christmas is the next red letter day
on the calendar of the American sol
diers in France. There then will be
another dinner, which will surpass
even Thanksgiving, judging by the
plane that hav? been made for the
greater'holiday. All sorts of celebra
tions will take place and many Christ
mas boxes and presents are expected
by the men.
The question whether mother, wife
or sweetheart "back there" is going to
send a favorite brand of cigarettes,
good cigars, heavy socks or a sweater
is in the mind of nearly every sc Idler
here. For the last week the sma-ll
shops in the villages have been be
sieged by American customers. They
have bought everything from unique
ornaments to elaborate embroideries,
and the goods have gone so fast tha'
in some places the stores look as if
the proprietors have moved out. The
American soldiers are doing their
Christmas shopping early here be
cause they know how long it takes to
get things through the mails.
Many of the men have determined
not to be deprived of Christmas trees
with the familiar sight of small chil
dren playing about them. They have
made their plans to set up and decor
ate trees for the little ones of French
households in which they are billeted
or have been made welcome as guests.
They said that the comparatively
small quantity of magazines and news
papers which has been arriving is eag
erly read by the men. Some of the
publications passed through dozens of
readers' hands until the pages actually
were in fragments, and were thus read
by others.
EXPECT ATTACK ON U.S.C0AST
Rear Admiral Peary Say« It is No
Secret That Officials Expect Ger
mans to Attack Coast.
New York.—German attacks in the
near future on American coast cities
were predicted by Rear Admiral Rob
ert E. Peary, in an address on aerial
defense here before a gathering of
newly * enfranchised women.
"I speak no secret,
I am giving no information that has
not already been known or discused
when I say that â blow will be struck
some one or more of our Atlantic
coast cities by Germany within a
probably near future, and when it
comes it will come with the same
startling effect as when the U-53 put
into Newport—out of a blue sky.
he said, "and
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GERMANS PRAY FOR WILSON
'or President Wilson and the men who |
save fallen so far in the war. The ,
prayers were in particular for Nicho- j
cas Wagner, who went down with the
iestroyer Chauncey several weeks
Americans of German Descent Join in
Offering Prayers For President
Wilson and Victory.
Baltimore—Several thousand native
porn Germans and their descendants
çathered here on Thanksgiving day in
3t. James' Catholic church and prayed
He was a member of the congre
Practically all the congrega
of
jgo.
çation.
lion is of German extraction, and 120
members are in the United States
service.
CHANGING SOLDIER UNIFORMS.
Overcoats Are Too Long and Shorter
Ones Are Being Furnished.
With the American Army in France.
—The uniform of the American sol
dier is undergoing a further change.
A larg6 number of troops have turned
in their long overcoats for coats of
the same material, but much shorte
in length. Because of the mud it was
found that the long coats soon became
caked and heavy. They flopped about
the legs of the soldiers, Ijindering the
free movement of the wearers.
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Army Supplies Stolen.
Boston.—Following reports of nu
merous thefts of foodstuffs and other
supplies intended for shipment to the
soldiers abroad, the police raided a
house in the East Boston district and
recovered 5,000 army shoe soles.
Get Revenge On Villa.
Juarez, Mexico—Defeated Mexican
federal troops from Ojinaga vindicated
themselves when they repulsed and
drove off the valley attacking force
near Laguna, 170 miles south of her»
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RUMORS OF EXCESSIVE SICKNESS
AT CAMP DISAPPROVED BY
CAREFUL INVE8TIGATOR8.
BOYS GET BEST OF NURSING
Highest Class Hospitals Could Not
Give Soldiers Better Treatment
Than They Are Receiving—
Conditions Improving.
Greenville, S. C.—Decided improve
ment in health conditions in Camp Se
vier, the national guard training camp
for the s oldie rm en of Tennessee,
North and South Carolina, is shown in
the weekly health report. But # what is
the exact condition as It actually ex
ists, what was fundamentally the
cause of the epidemic of measles that
afterwards developed into quite a num
ber of cases of bronchial pneumonia
and in deaths, and how the sick are
being cared for, are the doctors in
charge young mem or old men, are
they strictly surgeons or general prac
titioners, what sort of nurses have
they, are they regular trained nurses
or graduates after a few weeks' train
ing? These are some of the questions
which, perhaps, weighed in the minds
of not a flew fathers and mothers of
boys in brown that the old Volunteer
State has given up to fight for dem
ocracy and civilization.
If these same fathers and moth
ers could but visit the base hospital
at Camp Sevier and be impressed with
the truth and conditions as they truly
exist, there would be need for no fur
ther fears or doubts. They would re
alize then that rumors had been twist
ed either unintentionally or otherwise.
For they would have seen that those
of the khakied boys forced to abandon
their every day routine because of ill
ness are being given the best of med
ical treatment by skilled surgeons and
practitioners eminently fitted for the
work. Assuredly they would feel that
the soldier patients were being nursed
tenderly and safely by graduates of an
average of seven years' experience.
And they would feel that the sick
could have no better chance in the
best hospitals in our larger cities.
BAKER BARS DRAFT AGE MEN
Commissions Will Be Refused Young
Men Within Draft Age Except
For Special Duty.
Washington. — So-called "slacker 1
commissions, by which men of draft
age seek to escape service in the ranks
and get officers' places in noncombat
ants branches of the army, have struck
a snag in two general policies laid
down by Secretary Baker.
These are, first, that no men of
draft age can be commissioned unless
it is shown clearly that they are bet
ter fitted for the special work to which
they are called than any civilian be
yond the draft age whose services can
be secured; and, second, that no func
tion of the army that can be carried
on efficiently with civilians shall be
placed on a military footing by com
missioning the men needed to super
vise the work.
The problem of commissions in vari
ous staff departments of the army that
have to do with the supply lines, trans
portations, construction and a hundred
other noncombatant functions of the
service is difficult. There have been
numerous cases of young men of draft
age who have obtained commissions
in those services and therefore are ex
empt from the operations of the se
lective service law under which the
fighting troops are being mobilized.
AGREES TO REMAIN NEUTRAL
Norway, Denmark and Sweden Agree
To Remain Neutral To Pro
tect Interests.
Christiania.—The kings of Norway,
Denmark and Sweden at their coher
ence here, says an official statement,
reached an agreement on the follow
ing points:
First—By reason of the harmony
existing between the three countries,
however long the war may last and
whatever form it may take, the cordial
relations and mutual confidence of the
three kingdoms shall be maintained.
Second—In conformity with the pre
vious declarations and policies of the
| three countries it is the full intention
, 0 j their governments each for itself to
j observe the utmost degree of neutral
lty toward all belligerent powers,
Third—The desire is expressed re
ciprocally to aid one another with mer
chandise during the present difficul
ties and special representatives are to
meet immediately to facilitate tbe_ex
change cf merchandise.
Acquits Slayer of Hubby.
Mineola, L. I.—Mrs.. Blanca de Saul*
lee was found not guilty by the jury
that was trying her for the murder of
her divorced husband, John Longer de
Saulles, the noted Yale athlete, whom
she shot at his hpme, "The Box," in
Hempstead Meadows, L. I., on the
night of August 3 last.
Prof. Matthews Dies.
New York.—'Prof. Franklin Mat
thews, of the Columbia university
school of journalism, died suddenly on
a train, aged 67.
Order Piersol Freed.
Jefferson City, M«. —The state su
preme court ordered the release of
Claude Piersol, convicted of kidnap
ing Lloyd Keet, on $20,000 bond,
pending an appeal to the supremo
court.
Rumors of Villa Victory.
Juarez.—T 11 ® sudden changing ef
plans for troop movements from
Juarez tended to support reports that
Gen. Edurado Hernandez had met with
a reverse in his cavalry drive against
Villa, northeast of Chihuahua City.
QUARTER MILLION TO BE RAISED
FOR SUPERANNUATED EN
DOWMENT FUND.
M.E. CONFERENCE ADJOURNS
Rev«. T. H. Lipscomb, W. L. Durer», T.
H. Dorsey, J. H. Felts, W. W.
Mitchell and V. C. Curtis Are
Chosen Presiding Elders.
Oxford.—Appointments for the ensu*
ing year in the North Mississippi con
ference,' Methodist Episcopal .church.
South, brought to a close one of the
most Interesting conferences ever
held in the state.
Jack Wilson, Grenada, assumes the
work of entering the field to raise
$260,000 for the superannuated endow
meht fund and indorsed and recom
mended this to the conference. He
will work without salary.
W. L. Duren resigned from the
board of missions and B. P. Jaco was
elected to succeed him. The report
from the committee on books and pe
riodicals precipitated a warm debate
for more than an hour, and by motion
was finally recommitted and passed
by amendment presented by W. H.
Mounger.
The list of appointments follow :
Aberdeen District— T. H. Lipscomb, pre
old ing elder;'Aberdeen, J. T. Lîwis; Al
goma, W. M. Commander; Ambry and
Nettleton, J. E. Thomas; Buena Vista,
W. R. Williams; Colhoun City, D. R. Mc
Dougal; Fulton circuit. A. F. Moore;
Greenwood Springs, E. C. Driskill; Houl
ka circuit, O. P. Armour; Houston, E. M.
Shaw; Houston circuit, A. Joe Beasley;
Monpelier circuit, W. L. Graves; Nettle
ton circuit, A. S. Brisco; Okolona, J. B.
Randolph; Okolona circuit, L. H. Floyd;
Pontotoc, W. M. Young; Prairie and
Strongs, C. W. Baley; Shannon circuit,
W. L* White; Smithville circuit, D. C.
Foust; Tremont circuit, J. F. Owens; Tu
pelo, O. W. Bradley; Vardaman circuit,
C. R. A. Brantley; Verona circuit. W. N.
Dodd; conference evangelist, J. A. Bow
en; Tupelo, quarterly conference; confer
ence secretary of education, T. H. Lips
comb; Sunday school editor, J. W. Bos
well.
Columbus District— W. L. Duren, pre
siding elder; Artesia and Sessums, T. I.
Halfacre; Brooksville, J. M. Guinn; Cedar
Bluff, to be supplied; Cochrane circuit,
A H. Williams; Columbus, First Church,
A. L. Pope; Central Church. T. E. Greg
ory; Caledonia, W. W. Hartsfield; Craw
ford and Shafers, D. W. Babb; Longview,
R. G. A. Carlile; Macon. E. N. Brovies;
Macon circuit, J. A. Good; Mashulavihe
circuit, Guy Ray; Mayhew and Sessum,
R. L. Ellis; Shuqulak circuit. A. A. Mar
tin; Starkville, J. C. Park; Sturgis, J. C.
McElroy; West Point, L. P. Wasson;
chaplain United States army, J. A. Ran
dolph; conference evangelist, J. ti. Bell;
quarterly conference, First church, Co
lumbus.
Corinth District— T. H. Dorsey, presid
ing elder; Booneville, J. W. Ward; Boone
ville circuit, J. D. Boggs; Burnsville cir
cuit. W. T. Bazzell; Chalybeate circuit.
B P Fullilove; Corinth, Southside, E. D.
Simpson; Corinth, First church, J. L.
Cunningham; Corinth circuit, A. L. Dav
enport; Dumas circuit. W. G. Burks; Gol
den circuit. J. W. York; Guntown and
Baldwyn, J. D. Simpson; Hickory Flat, E.
Blizzard; Iuka, L. A. McKeon; Iuka cir
cuit, J. R. Murff; Kossuth circuit J. L.
Nabers; Mantachio circuit, M. L. Wart;
Marietta circuit. G. B. Love; Mooresville.
& G. Whitehurst; Myrtle circuit, J. G.
Johnson; New Albany, J. M. Bradley;
New Albany circuit, C. A. Northington,
Ripley and Blue Mountain, J. J. Baird,
Ripley circuit, A. J. Henry; Rienzi circuit,
J. A. George: Sherman circuit, W. B. Ba
ker; Silver Springs circuit, to be supplied;
Tishomingo circuit. W. C. Beasley;
Wheeler circuit, J. R. James; student
Millsaps college. M. E. Scott; Boyle and
Areola. J. A. Coleman; u-arksdale, R. O.
Brown; Cleveland. T. M. Bradley; Coa
homa and Lyon, J. E. Stephens; Duncan,
J W. Raper; Evansville; J. H. Ingram;
Friar Point, A. S. Raper; Glen Allen,
J. H. Smith; Greenville, E. S. Lewis;
Gunnison, L F. Holland; Hollondale, J.
N. Robertson; Jonestown, W. C. Oalce
ran; Leland, S. W. Brown; Lula and
Rich, W. W. Jones; Merigold and Alliga
tor W. R. Loft; Rosedale and Hillhouss,
J. R. Bright; Shaw, C. P. Moss; Shelby,
J M Wyatt; Tunica and Robinsonville. __ -
QUn Ray; editor New Orleans Christian
A. Meek, BkD.; chaplain
Advocate, R- ,
United States army, J. M. Moose.
Sardis District—J. H. Holder, presiding
elder; Arkabutla, J. B. Conner; Bates
ville. E. G. Mohler; Charleston, W. H.
Mounger; Cockrum, W. A. Bowlin; Cold
water, filled by transfer; Como. R. P
Neblett; Courtland, R. I. Collins; Cren
shaw F. H. McGee; Eureka, J. A. Biffle;
Hernando, M. Johnson; Horn Lake, to be
supplied; Longtown, G. A. Baker; (Oak
land, W. F. Rogers; Olive Branch, W. S.
Selman; Pleasant Hill, XV. W. Bruner;
Sardis, W. D. Wendal; J. T. Simmons, Jr.,
preacher; Sardis circuit, "W. D. Bennett;
Senatobia, A. T. Mcllwain; Tyro, A. M.
Bennett; E. H. Rook, supernumerary;
Wall Hill. H. H. Wallace; Y. M. C. A_.
U S army J. H. Brooks, conference sec
retary of missions, A. T. Mcllwain; con
ference secretary, R. H. B. Gladney.
Winona District— L. M. Lipscomb, pre
siding elder; Belzoni, J. T. Lockhart;
Carrollton circuit, R. W. Evans; Drew,
W S Lagrone; Dublin circuit, J. J.
Brooks; Duck Hill circuit, B. F. M. Bul
lard; Greenwood, J. A. Hall; Indianola,
Charles D. McGhee; Ison circuit, R. M.
Evans; Itta Bena, W. M. Campbell; Lam
bert circuit, H. G. Roberts; Minter City
and Phillips, L. W. Cain; Moorhead. R.
G Moore; Ruleville. W. S. Shipman;
Schlater, E. B. Sharp; Sunflower circuit,
W. O. Wagoner; Swifton mission, J.
Richey; Tutwiler circuit, W. C. Lester;
Webb circuit, O. L. Savage; Winona. M.
N. Duncan; Winona circuit, W. J. Wood,
student Emery university, R. T Henry.
Y. M. C. A. U. S. army, R. H. Ruff.
Greenville District—V. C. Curtis pre
siding elder; Benoit and Beulah, J. D.
Wroten; Lamar circuit, T. H. Porte.,
Mount Pleasant circuit, M. A. Burns; Ox
ford W. W. Woo lard; Oxford circuit,
J. s! Duncan; Paris circuit. G. W. Rus
sell; Potts Camp circuit, T. J. Hopper,
Randolph circuit, R. N. Papasan; Red
Banks circuit, S. H. Caffey. Tocçopola
circuit R. S. Lawson; Waterford circuit.
N N. Maxey; Water Valley. First church,
J ' w' Dorman; Water Valley, North Main
and Taylor, R. G. Lord; president Gren
ada college, J. R. Countless; Grenada col
lege commissioner, T. M. Brownlee.
Durant District— W. W, Mitchell, pre
siding elder; Ackerman circuit, C. A.
Parks; Acona, W. R. Goudelock; Belle
fontaine cirouit. Jesse F. Watson; Black
hawk circuit, J. Henrtx Mitchell; Ches
circuit T. L. Houston; Colla circuit,
J A. Poè; Durant. J. T. McCafferty;
Ebenezer circuit, C. L. Oakes; Eupora
and Mabel, H. M. Young; Hesteryille cir
cuit, S. F. Harkey; High Point circuit. J.
C Long; Kilmichael circuit, -W. C. Shear
er - Kosciusko station, E. H. Cunningham;
Kosciusko circuit, J. W. Esley White;
Dexington, B. P. Paco; Louisvule, W. C.
Carlile; Mathistown circuit, Jas. Porter;
McCool circuit. A. R. Beasley; Noxapater
circuit, G. W Gordon; Pickens. T. IT.
Mills; Poplar Creek, «ircuit, S. W. Bry
ant; Sallis circuit. T. L. Oakes; Sidon J.
J. Garner; Tchula. P. F. Luter; Vaideu
and West, J. A. Patterson; Hollandale, J.
W. Robertson.
ter
Holly Springs District—J. H. Felts, pre
siding elder; Abbeville circuit, D. H.
Crouson; Ashland circuit, G. C. Gregory:
Byhalia, A. C. McCorkle; Coffeeville and
Rpthlehem, W. L, Storment; Grenada, R
1 Tucker-: Holcomb circuit, C. F. Floyd;
Holly Springs, E. R. Smoot.
Judge Ellis Forme Heme Guard.
Judge I. B. Ellis is organizing ft
of Mississippi home guards
company ■ ■
at Biloxi, which was authorized by the
state legislature to replace the state
militia called into the service. The
company will be composed of men
younger and older than the draft aga.

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