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WILMINGTON, NORTH CA ROLINA, THURSDAY AFT ERNOON, NOVEMBER 29, 1917.
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OFFICIALLY Li EG
FR O M-GER MAN f
All Clerks Who Have Been On
Strike Will Be Given Their
MADE BY BOTH SIDES
Germany's Reply to Armis-1
tlce Proposal Written j
On Government Paper
Britisn and French Are Con-!
testing for Possession ofj
Fontaine Notre Dame ,
Italian Situation Brightens
In Deference to Request of
President Wilson Railroad
Officials and Clerks Reach
As forecast in The Dispatch yester
day afternoon, ThanKsgiving Day was
marked by the ending of the strike of j
clerks on the Atlantic Coast Line !
railroad which has been in progress i
i Shot Down Behind G
Lines He Was Made
V -7 i
LEAPED FROM WINDOW
OF A MOVING TRAIN
Attended Union Services at
Methodist Church and Took
For 72 Days Was a
r ugitive j
AT WHITE HOUSE
(By Associated Press).
London, Nov. 29 Lieut. Fatrick
O'Brien, of Momence. Ills., the first
American member of the British fly
ing corps to escape from Germany,
has arrived in London, O'Brien elud
ed his captors, by jumping from the
window of. a speeding train. He then
' iioin 'iiiMrirh
Mil I BUI SI Hi 11 1 & B?L
General Gorgas Reports On
Conditions'Found at Camp
in n !'
NUMBER OF MEASLES
tributed and Number of
r ."n Per Tent Reduced
From Nine to Five
Effor; of the Russian Bolsheviki
govfmr.n-nt to arrange an armistice
ha vp mot vvlth the approval of the
Germa:; authorities on the eastern
1 he Germans have set next;
as the day for a conference -
. ;;n rRrmistice- The. 1Gerraat i Warm Qothing Being D
,v hours after Bolsheviki emis-;
sirie ii::d visited the Teuton side. j
The allied diplomatic representa-'
fives in Potrograd, it is reported, while!
r.n; recognizing the Bolsheviki gov- ! T , . B-V Associated Tress).
. ' , . - . I Washington, Nov. 29 Surgeon
einmoi-.t. w;l acknoeflge receipt of ; General William Gorgas reporting to
the pro: .) als trom the Bolsheviki1, , . , . . . .
leaders as though they came from in-day on h,s investigation of the epi
diviriuals. Speaking for Great Britain. Idemic of pneumonia at Camp Wheel
Lord Robert Cecil declares that the';er' at Macon, Ga.f declared that the
Allies a'o considering the issuance of number of cases of measles jsas de
a "ivaonfd statement for the guid- creasing, but expressed the fear "that
ance and warning of the Russians, as i we may be beginning here an epidem-
to serious results that are likely to,ic oi septic pneumonia.
The report; in fuN folows:
- "In toy recent inspection of Camp
Pope Eer-n i is not proparing a Wheeler at Macon, Ga., I found con
new appeal toward peace. This is an- ditions as hr.d been indicated by re
nounced by Cardinal Gasparri, the ports. There has been a sharp epi-
rapai ? ei-i uiary ui oiaie, wuo says aemic or measies, some a.OUO cases, j
that the Pope's desire for a just, and, as always occurs with 'measles, t
Christian and durable peace remains a certain number of cases of pneu
unchansed. Imonia. At the time of my visit, there
On the Bourlon-Fontaine Notre were some 300 cases of pneumonia in
Dam lino the British and Germans'a hospital. While the hospital was
continue their desperate struggle, the'r.rowded. th" rieht. of wav wa eiven
since the middle of October. The of-. Dinner Prepared According became a fugitive for 72 days and, as
made concessions from the stand orig- to r ood Conservation Rules
Thousands of Soldiers
Spend Day at Capital
inally taken by them. The clerks havej
given up some of the demands which
they originally made. Thus by a com
promise the strike is settled.
President J. R. Kenly, of ; the Coa3t
Line, late yesterday afternoon wired
President Wilson that, in deference to
the request made by the President
that the clerks out ought to be re-instated,
the railroad would follow such
a policy, prompted thereto by motives
THERE ISI'T I
escaped electrocution from the charg
!ed wires along. the Holland frontier.
Last night -O linen was dined By a i
; group of admiring fliers, who had be
lieved he had been killed when he was
reported missing on August 17. last.
O'Brien, who is 27, was flying in the
American aviation squadron at San
State Claims That Mrs. KinfcW;
Was Controlled By the
STORY OF WITNESS
First American Contingent in
France Game to the
(By Associated Press).
Washington, Nov. 29. President
Wilson spent Thanksgiving day quiet
ly. He made no engagements during Diego, when he went to Victoria, B.
the dr.y except to attend union serv- C, and obtained a commission in the
irps in thp mnminp' pt the- Mfitmnnii. Canadian armv. Goins to France the.
!tan iMethodist Episcopal -church, where, next year, he distinguished himself by! DEVELOPMENT HAS
Briefly stated the strike is ended iecl- The President planned th3 usual imes. ,
on the following basis; all clerks whomotor r:de later- Alter the church in an encounter on August i7, there
have been on strike will be re-instated ' services, the President, surrounded were 20 German machines to six Brit
in their former positions just as quick- jby members of b5s household, enjoyed i5h. O'Brierj's machine alone engaged
v as the railroad can arrange to- ThanksSiving dinner at the White four enemy craft and accounted for
care-for the men who have been em-lHouse PrePared il was stated, inr ac- one before O'Brien was shot through
ployed to fill the positions of the ' cordance wit the rules advocated by the upper lip. He fell with his dam-
rikers: the nVht nf fho 11,0 t-., I Food Administrator Hoover. Tiie aged airplane 8,000 feet. O'Brien says
Chicago Man Testified That
Mrs. King Was Under Close
Guard A Severe Cross-Examination
Their Progress In Science of
War Has Been a Surprise
to Officers Morale is
(By Associated rress). ,
Concord, N. C, Nov. 29. Amerlcus
follow if a separate peace is conclud
ed." . - -,r
a union is recognized- the re-instate- lPresident's turkey this year, a 40- he cannot explain why he was not kill
ment is made without nav for th0ipounder' came from a JCentucky farm ea. When he regained consciousness
v'l ouuui uciuuio, oicuueiotJiici Was Ul a vjrwilliuil uuspiteti.
temviir-r to h'd them up with strong
counter attacks. Positions along thi?,f1
, . A ji i ctuuu
union, this morning received a mesa
sage from Graod President Forrester
ol 'tbe-union, stating that the clerks
would stand by the suggestion of Pres
'rient Wilson, and return to work in
case the railroad made the suggested
concessions. It is expected that all
the men will be back at their desks
within the next five days.
The following official statement of
President Kenly was made public ths
morning, stating the correspondence
Eriti h tryir,:. o advance eastward to-'to pneumonia cases and they were be-ip-V-H" Deiween mm and
varrl rambrr.i and -the" Germans at-iine well cared for , Resident Wilson, together with a re-
" ' 4UU u . . view OI ine negotiations that have
"In the past month there have been been in progress between representa-
nn fifi rloatho from nnputriniii!) Thfi I ir p ti. t-v
ine ha-e rhangod hands repeatedlv in'r"' "r.rTr". 7 U.L. lue "i'itmeni or i.aDor am
- w ri I 111 1:1 f J I M'VIHV M1III1HII1 I' WNlTftj- Vi I v 1 f A 1 -
th- mrw.iK f.ehr'ns. r.nd Germans ef- , 7'. . , ,B1"u.iU l Past week or
of B(.u;!op wood have failed. Else
vhrrc on the western front, there has
ben s-rong artillery activity.
Tlif crisis in Italy has passed, ac
cordin.. to .Major General Maurice, of
tha P. ri ffina TVi q Tonfnno
v";.Q V I 0r;"v: erable number of deaths from pneu-
nave no' attempted any new attacks,
in str.-u-th. tr.eir latest efforts appar-lm?1?' . 0 , roo
ently : ;, k;:,:- the vigor of those ear- . The ca 1S T n ftl
i... ., , ,..,::in generally sood condition, r think
h m riit" .r o o l- ri q 1 1 1 v i i r l f- , m - "
"cJ"ul,-c an LU all X1SUIS OI tile , t-i 4 ...,,t- .1
mart xtrith J j. . . I JJlUlUUJdlii, lliC.UUlUK . IUUSB I Uli
SSota SSS seniority, partici- NortJ and s'outh AmeTi and high of.
m J lit ?ief "8?c,at10" and Hncials and jurists attended the annual
vtVimr iwT ysm; an ar-)pan.American mass at st. Patricks.
f 'nrp Hiff r.nhv dlscu?SIon of j church, at which Cardinal Gibbons
PrI f o ? ! granted. gave his blessings. , Practically all
iresiaent b. G. Aelms. of the local 1
5;irciiiUicui ucaniuLo ncic i,i.jait
M. C. A. headquarters, it
(Iiy Associated Press).
With the American Army in France,
Wednesday, No. 28. The develon-
! Later the lieutenant $pent three ment of the men of the first American
At the Y.
weeks at a prison camp at Courtrai
before he was started for the interior
of Germany. There were three other
prisoners under a strong guard in his
compartment when O'Brien, as a ruse,
had the window opened by complain
ing of the smoke.
contingent in France in the science
of war was described today as truly
reniarkable by the general command
ing the division. "I have been in the
army, since. I was a boy," he said.
"During that time I have observed
j manyAmerican and many foreign ol-
tViq trnin woo. rMvoz fifi - milaa inside i-diers. btlt nevp.r in tnv Ufa V.qvo T- ooon
20,000,' soldiers in the city before the hm1 hnt n'Rrien decided to take a ' When 'my division - landed, we haA
j - nr 1 "t TTJ.it i , , , . ... '
,uay was -ovw. iviis. oamuex u. nm , desperate chance. He jumped from snocK neaaea Doys by the hundreds.
puruuaseu me euure uuui at a., uuwii- trajni skinning the whole side ot iney-were cierKs, mechanics,, day la-
town vauaevme tneatre ror one per- faro w-r,npnine- the wound in his
formance and had it reserved for caenj aud 'losing consciousness. It was
about 4 o'clock in the morning and
darkness shielded him. When he re-
covered, he was lying in a field. Then
j for 72 days he was a fugitive, traveling
lonly at night. He trudged through
1 1 t -t ' .
markedly on the decline, but the pneu
imonia does not develop until a week
or 10 days after the incidence of the
I "We can therefore expect a consid-
between the Brenta and
.severely this particular camp is the
iS. BE HUES
fact that the men came from the sur-
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company
unice of the President.
Wilmington, N. C, Nov. 28, 1917.
Owing to the attempt to form a
clerks union on the Atlantic Coast
Line, following the dismissal of a clerk
in the Richmond, Va., Freight Agency,
on account of unsatisfactory service,
on October 16th, 1917, 36 clerks walk
ed out of that agency and yard, and,
from time to time, following that date,
i up to November 16th, approximately
borers, farmer boys, old and young
trom every walk of life. Some spoke
English and some did not. There
were Poles, Bohemians, Russians,
Jews and Gentiles. But in this short
time they have become first class sol
diers, energetic to the extreme and
'fields and swam rivers and canals in have fallen into the ways of army life
! Germany, Luxemburg and Belgium be-! as i never thought possible
at its! i a si rn.uiTi
Ml m lu
HI I I HI Ihll I II 9 I
fore he reached the Dutch frontier. At
the time of his flight he had a piece of
sausage on which he subsisted for sev
eral days, after which his sole sub
stance was turnips and other vege-
O'Brien did not know German, but
"They are game to the core and
their one idea is to beat the Germans
and give them a good beating. There
isn't a streak of yellow in the whole
lot, and their morale, even in the
trenches, is fine.
Here is an example: One night
Government Sends a Repre-' "SK
! he used a little French on a kindly j recently an officer called for volun
j Belgian who sheltered him for several teers to go patrolling in No Man's
sentative to Get First Hand
.clothes to cover his uniform and di
jrected him to the nearest route to the
him old i Land. He asked for 20 men. The
whole company volunteered on the
spot. Twenty were pickec and lamp
(frontier. O'Brien swam the river, black was provided for them to put on
rounding Southern States, which are i 445 out of a total of 1.950 clerks left
sparcely settled and therefore the in- the service, generally without notice,
habitants do not, as a rule, have meas- Jat 30 points out of about 700 stations
les in childhood. on the system.
"A large proportion of the cases ofj The positions made vacant by the
pneumonia were evidently contact j clerks were rapidly and satisfactorily
cases and I am anxious on this score, I filled, and the traffic of the company
fearing that we may be beginning' was handled currently and satisfac
here an epidemic of septic pneumonia, torily.
We have had a few cases of meningi-i On October 22nd we received ad-
. jtis, a few cases of scarlet fever, and 1 vice from the Department of Labor
Thanksgiving Um- some cases of mumps. j that Conciliator McWade had been
r Y--j.stl Whatever the original cause 01 tne . designated to conter with officials ot
i epidemic aiiu me picscui. uuuuuiuuii, ; me viiautiu luasi. Liiut; regai umg me
trir.I i 1 1
in l' i'-,
r rersons or aiai?.u
vuuiiiy Jail i an iiiese eviis aie aii;cmuai,cu u j sLiiiie.
crowded condition of the camp. The I After the failure of the clerks union
sormto.i press). . Itendency to pneumonia nas no aouoijto perfect an organization on tne At-
Y.. Nov. 29. Thanks- j3een increased by the fact that the.iantic Coast Line, an attempt was
for the prisoners in men have generally been exposed to : made to carry out a threat made by
.io.il v. as provided to- the cold weather of the past month one of their organizers at a public
Invader Adopts Old Tactics of
Using Cunning Now Be
lieved Enemy Cannot
Pass Allied Troops
Meuse near Namur and the next day
was challenged by German sentries
who decided he was a peasant.
But his narrowest escape was re-
i served for his last day as a fugitive
when he could see Dutch territory.
To circumvent the charged wires
O'Brien built a bridge in a nearby
wood and threw it across the wires.
jBut it broke under his weight and
O'Brien received a shock he says he
can still feel. WThen he recovered he
dug with bare hands a tunnel under
the wire and although it was slow
after several hours, he had
their bayonets so that the light would
not shine- on them, during the black
ing, one private who had been in the
army for four months stopped a mo
ment, turned to a comrade and said:
'Gee, if I can run this into one of
those Bodies I'll bet he'll get blood
poisoning and I hope he does.' The
boy knew the place . he was to patrol
was extremely dangerous ana that he
might be a casualty within 30 min
utes. "At another time I had Just passed
a line of soldiers walking along a
road in the rain when I came across
one who was hatless, ' mu-covered.
(By Associated Press).
Italian Headauarters in Northern
Ttaltr WorlnDo1o.r 'NTr.Tr OS TZ: - DTOgreSS
sf t' :Z a hole big enough to crawl through
Jh; "rrr? tZriL:X. He concealed himself in a hay barn land liming.
can military attache at Rome, has ar-
.i Tr J i. 1 J X A .1
nveu a,L ueauqua Tiers to stuav tne : , . . . x- T i,. it , . . . -
Italian sitatinn nnH mtp a sIe nf arranged for his transportation to Lon-the other being injured
T stormed mv automo-
t lit- vv-'li Vjivi vu. iiiwu u iAu o , r Mr ? "
j until the next morning when he hur-bile and asked him what was the mat
i ried to the nearest British consul, who ! ter. The soldier stood on one foot,
reports to the American government.
Major G. M. P. Murphy, head of the
American Red Cross in Europe, also
is here to co-ordinate the work of his
ii'anca Do Sulles, whose yith no other protection than their ' meeting at Wilmington, N. C, on the j organization. General Scriven was re-'
large or murder tor snoot-' summer clothing. Clothing is now night of October 29th, that he would ceivea oy King victor Hiinmanuel who
John L. De Saulles, rapidly coming into camp and about ! tie up all the railroads in the South-j invited him to dinner where the situ
ation was discussed at length.
Reorts from the front show that the
eneniy is still persistent, but that little
' 'iel oyer the holiday. Two one-third of the men are being sup- east, if necessary, to perfect a clerk?.
;:; -l of killing their wives piied with woolen garments. I union on the Atlantic Coast Line, and
"u'raries of this bounty,! i recommend that 'it be insisted up-1 on November 16, 1917, many clerks
is o ;iir.ated cost the donor on tnat an men in the camp have 50 and negro laborers employed by ether j is left of his former vigor of attack
SU'ft. jfeet of floor space each, and to accom- railways and steamship lines at the
"i-c-r fellow prisoners were din- piish this, that such additional shelter .port of Norfolk, Va., walked out on a
inr tead of being served be supplied as may be necessary; that ; sympathetic strike.
(ln He Saulles was permit- an observation camp be established! On November 2nd a conference was
" in i'io sheriff's quarters with and tat ali men be kept under obser- held with Mr. Louis F. Post, Assis
H i . Jack De Saulles, as berV-aHon untii the main camp is free tant Secretary of Labor ,at his office
i'he boy, a quarrel as to frora infection." j in. Washington, D. C, with officers of bloodshed. We shall be in Vicenza in
osison of whom led to the Annended is a statement by the War this company, at which time Mr. Post three days."
FOR THE SAMMIES
Old Time Thanksgiving
". -pen; the afternoon with his Department to the effect that addition- suggested that the company suspend,
al tents Iia.ve aucauj uc.eu auivycu w uur iuc jjciiuu kii y t , i-j uvv
arv lined under a guard at a tbe camp and the number of men per ed policy of dispensing with the serv
' Gurden City. The lawyers tent reduced from nine to five. . 1 ices of clerks who became members
' :,i.i.;: : pent the day prepar-' ew arrivals are being segregated rf a union. After consideration, Mr.
; i : nn-ption of the trial to- t0 minimize the danger of contagion j'-t was advised by the president
v.-lu -n it. is expected that the an(j winter clothing, delayed by the thct the company did not feel it could
r;' ' other will take the stand necessity of first equipping divisions consistently comply with the sugges-
1 i r' .niury which it is deciar- jn northern latitudes and those sent tion.
' Saulles suffered in child- abroad, now has been supplied.
Woolen underwear reached
harmful mental effect.
and he is resorting to the old device
of cunning. The Germans have post
ed placards in Italy reading:
"Italians, we have crossed the de
fenses of the Piave. Your defense isi
useless. Let us pass without further j
(By Associated Press).
Paris. Nov. 2. American soldiers
T 1 J il .. i1. - Yl 1 f t 1 '.
in repiy to tms tne itanan soiaiers . France wiH sit down at noon today
posted a placard m German reading: , . , . . , j-
"You vill never pass." to an old fashioned Thanksgiving din-
An eminent American military au- ner. Specially detailed officers have
thority summarized the situation in. been buying all available turkeys in
th!.SMy: , !the nearby countryside, which averag-
"VVhile the danger is not yet-over, , n , . . , . o.,
nevertheless it seems to me, from a'ed 12 pounds m weight The dining
military viewpoint, that the eittnylmena for the dinner stationed in Paj-
1 Thereafter the mater of negotiating cannot pass, being confronted "oy the;is contains soup, turkey, potatoes, tuiv
the with the officers of tne company for -combined Italian, British and French ! : bread butter, apple
v- . -
and said his horse had started to
run into a stone wall, so he threw
him down but fell under him. That's
the spirit we are getting. The man
was badly hurt but even that did not
make him forget his training of a few
"I was returning at that time from
the hospital where I saw a few wound
ed men. Some of the men's proud
est and most valuable possessions on
earth are bullets and pieces of shrap-
T 4. J 4- A,inel "wmcn tnougnnui suigcuus uavcu
Boys in r ranee 1 reated to n ; f 0T them on extracting. Every man
wanted to exhibit the cause or nis
wound. Their thoughts -were all about
!!. . :
. . - i i
camp some time ago and heavy out- pettier-'nt of the strike was reierrea
side clothifag is being delivered as by the Department of Labir to Mr.
nA oc, T-aHmnA roneestion will Der- William Brown Hale, member of one
CLyj txk j w o
rast" rriqht Suspended.
1 i'.y Associafp. Press.)
-'JKh. Pa., Nov. 29. An em-
""r'tivo aFonce upon the sh-p-
cxpuii bteei Diueis, uais, v,,a ir,arrtnn tnnr
reCpniy neaitii o nicer, m vu&i&v ul : ;
)Vftrnmert and the suspen- i n.nd ao- Mar Wnirh i-maimta r.orns. former profes-
i.U DaUltttllVil ,w r - , '
r nro " i
His 'chief military reason for this ad peach pies, apples, raising nuts,
vifiw is tv-A th enemv rm inner has tiers, "dates and coffee. Individual tur-
recovering, . rejoining their regiments
and getting a chance to pay back the
enemy in his own coin."
' Scandinavian Conference.
Christiania, Norway, Nov. 29 The
Scandinavian conference was opened
vesterdav with speeches by King Hak-
'on, of iTorway, and King Gustave, Ol
Sweden, after wiucn tne-minis ii
resenting the three nations confeffed
for several : hours. A banquet was
held last night. .
mit ot Tre c(-TuniiLees ui tuc . llla Uutj ui vuiumuuaiwu ucci up- xev portions' range uuui a ijuuuix aiu
1111L. . . .... . - TT.l. i 1 1,- ' i . ! i-Z- S 1 '
General Gorgas was acocmpanied on National Detepse. mr. naitj mBiyu. . en uue rear, as iuc wmier is urea.- auarter to a pound and a half.
by 'Colonel ed Mr. Kenly, president, requesting
; rd pig iron except that n H.wsn1 of tue Medical Corns. (Continued cn Page Four).
ing his communications in the nortlri'
and interrupting if not destroying, '.! T - -
them to the east. Therefore he be- sequently it appears to tms American
lieves the enemy has reached the as though the enemy had failed in his
the1 maximum and must decline from now main project of freaking through into;
tast freigi.it lines on the ... , trun tvio lvrcdiai nt. mi nf nnthnTorv and
f the Eastern district Lof V1CLU1 . . ,o nr t-r--.'- - HoDkins Uni-! on. whil thp Tt.nli.ms and "their allies the heart of Italy. Toe foregoing in j i
iiriiu ifiiiiit-iiv iii iiir.Tr"iJi di,iiiiiif ui i t - - - -
; ' .-.trtos was -ordered last hviene a tbe University of Michi- versity and Major Theodore C. Jane-have all their communications from addition to giving the American mlP
ihft Ren oral operating com-"s-, nf thp Michi can wav reserve corps, formerly orofes- j the west andsouth open and can aug-jtary viewpoint, probably accords with
(i! I 1 -4. ---.. . . - -. . . - ... . . I
,r "v pTI " i, State Health Board;. Major William H.-sor of medicine at.jonns nopm?.
ment their forces .from now on.
Con- ctller high opinion.'
B. Melville, Chicago lawyer, former
attorney for Mrs. Maude A. King for
whoso murder Gaston B. Means Is on
trial here, went on the stand today as
a witness fur the State and was ex
amined by John T. Dooling, assistant ;
district Attorney of New York. s'He
told of his rTcprience as attorney for "
Mrs. King in the settlement of the -estate
of the ., late James C. King,
which yielded a million dollars in se
curities, money and other 'valuables.
He told of the alleged discovery of the
so-called second will of the late JlC.':?zi5
King, a long while after the probation !!.
of the first will. y y;.;!
Melville's testimony along this line
was admitted only tentatively the v
court reserving the right to have it "
expunged from the record later. t '
Solicitor. Clement explained - to the :
court upon inquiry by the defense,
that it was not the present intention
f ..the-State, to offarME -Dooline as a - - -
would, sever the : relationship 'yfit&ic&c j
(-counsel for the State. 1 i
Melville's examination followed conr
pletion of the cross examination 4 of
Willard D. Rockefeller, manager direc
tor of a Chicago society hotel, whose
declaration that "it was tipped off 'by
government against Means" was or
dered stricken from the record. This
statement was made while the ; wit
ness apeared irritated by the fierce;
prodding of E. T. Cansler, of counsel
for the defense, in ffort to break'
down the testimony of Mr. Rockefel
ler that Mrs. King was virtually
prisoner under control of Means for
several months this year while at the
hotel at Chicago.
The defense, in the case oft
Gaston B. Means, on trial
ttiarged with the murder of
Mrs. Maude A. King, near here last-.
August, was prepared today to resume'
cross examination of Willard J.
Rockefeller, whose testimony , the
State has announced it "partly relies
upon" to point a motive for the kill
ing. : :
Rockefeller, who is manager of a
fashionable Chicago hotel where'
Means, Mrs. King and party of friends
stayed from May to July, last, took :
the stand yesterday but only after Che :
defense had been successful in "keep
ing from the jury the bulk of the tes
timony the State proposed to bring
out. . '
In an announcement made to tho
court, while the jury was out, Solicitor
Hayden Clement asserted that If pier--mitted
to introduced in evidence state
ments made to Rockefeller by Mrs.
King at the hotel, it could be shown
that the woman and her money were
"absolutely under the control" of
Means at the time and she was "vir
tually a prisoner in the hotel."
The court ruled that Rockefeller
could tell the jury only what Mrs."
King said while in the presence of he
defendant. As r the witness said he I
had never, talked with Mrs. King., in -the
presence of Meansr he was allow- ? '
ed to narrate only his conversations ;
with Means and incidents which came
under his observation at the hotel dur-. i
ing the stay of the party. ' ." .
Rockefeller testified that after a"
conversation with Mrs. King, . Means?.
threatened to cancel every ' room the ,f:
party had -in the hotel if Rockefelleij
ever talked with her or her sister,
Mrs. Mary A. Melyin, again He; A
said Means asserted: - ' -ZM.i
"I , am preparing to spring a Tvill , S
that wilt surprise the whole United v
States and. I ..don't .want; anybody to
talk to her." ; .
New York and ? Chicago witnesses iff
for the State who are here have; as- ' .;
serted Means was preparing to offer 1
for probate an alleged second will of ;
the late James C. King,; of Chicago, ; .
which would give $2,000,000 to Mrs . ? .
King in addition to approximately $1;
000,000 she, as King's widow, inherit-.'
ed under .-the first will. "Z-Sst"
Rockefeller also testified that Henry : .
Deitch, one of the party at the. hotels
who he described as Means' ."watcfiv
man," kept a constant watch of rMrs 'V
King in the hotel.. Rockefeller admitJ
ted On cross ;examination! that he4al-;
lowed Means and the others to remain
in the hoel, after he. had learned the v
alleged state of affairs, saying x the ."
party occupied 10 rooms. He said Mrs, ?
King left July 8 and Meansi and Henry
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