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VOL. XXIII, NO. 326.
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA? SATURDAY AFTERNOON DECEMBER 1 19I 7
PRICE FIVE CENTS. V
' . h i r i i ' i , ,.
Mi - 'v -.,v. . -s ..v
,j - ; 1 . f- r ".' r -- .- .('....
Prince Ruppricht is Vainly;
Trying to Push Back the
ED TO BUY AT
Great Drive to Have Every
School Child Secure
TO OPEN MONDAY
Collections x for the Last Fiscal
Year Amounted vto
WOUlJy REDUCE TAX
Thrift Stamps to be Put On ! Suggestion Made By Col. O5J Foreign Secretary Says Ger-
Sale at Convenient Places
Expect to Raise
ON OTHER FRONTS
Italian Zone Comparatively
Ouiet Bolsheviki Win
Election Siberian Flag is
Raised Allied Conference
SUES .RULES FOR
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Dec. 1. A great drive
, to make every school child in Araer
lica buy at least one 25 cent thrift
Stamp durin gthe first week of the War
borne Both As a War
Measure and As Actually
Yielding More Revenue
P DEMAND FOR
PEACE f M
Von Kuehlmann S Any
Such Talk About Vs
Is Absurd i-h
ST A TE DELimMMMW
OF GAS1 OmMEAMS
FUEL Ai FOOD
SPEECH DEVOTED lO
many's Interest is Now Cen
tered in Political De-
velopments in East
iy, was announced today by the mended in. tfee annual roport of the in
ml War Savings committee, ! ternal revenue Zairean, issued today
.... . . .over the naine of W. H. Osborn, who
I Today Elxpected to Raise
i rr rrr r r - r
v, rmrn troop3 are making a strong $ I VJ ,VJ) tJJV a Tear
wire out tne salient which i
tb ni'ii-U drove through the Hmden
hv.vf: lino towr.rd Cambrai. VI r'ont
COME UNDER ACT
By Associated Tress.)
Washington, Dec. 1 Reduction of
(he 10 cents a pound tax on colored
oleomargarine, both a? a war measure
to increase the production of food fats
and as a means of actually yielding
Savings Campaign, which opens next-, mora aggregate revenue, was recom-
! , . , , ... . . . over the natne of W. H. Osborn, who
which made public a special appepal reconlly boea s;icceeded as com-
(by Secretary McAdoo addressed to missioned by Daniel C. Roper. An-
Young America." j other recommendation prompted by
! Saving stamps and certificates by war conditions was that the govern
. , . , ., . . - , . . ..',, imeut should; assume control, manu
: which it is planned to raise ?2,000,000,-.facture.a d feo of narcotic drugs need.
000 within the next year, will go onjcd so badly for. Red C3ross work.
sale at every postoffice Monday morn-j The report, cited the $$09,393,000 in-
ing and at banks, schools, stores and ! ternal revenue r receipts fo rthn fiscal
j year enaing iasi ju ie ,iu as tne larg
(By Associated Press).
London, Dec. 1. The German for
eign secretary, Dr. Von Kuehlmann, is
quoted in a Central News dispatch
from Amsterdam as saying it was ab
surd to imagine Germany would en
ter a peace conference with large
Von Kuehlmann's Speech. '
Amsterdam, Dec. 1. During yester
day's sitting of thoi Reichstag main
ebmmittee, Dr. Von Kuehlmann made
a speech in which he said: ,
'"Our eyes at the present moment
are turned toward the East. Russia
has set the world ablaze. Th
Chicago Bankers Tell of Transi
actions j Between vT'heirV
Banks and Means 7 '
TWO LARGE LOAN'S
War Board Trying to Settle !
Contest Between Two
TWO LARGE LOANS
State Claims that Defendant -s
Used Securities andFijndskl-
of Mrs. King for His OwhV
(By Associated Press), V,
Concord, N. C, Dec. 1. Through the
testimony of Chicago bankers;, j theS
State today continued tracing before
HAS RIGHT OF WAY; e jury in the trial of Gaston Bui
Each Demands That Its Freight
Have Priority, and each
Says it Must
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Nov. 27. The contest
of the Feed and Fuel Administrations '
lock Means the numerous and"some3?
times spectacular financial transa'f'
tions of the defendant within the "last I
.3 4- : ,x t
iwu jeaiH, us purpose -ueing I;-;;
to show that the defendant, wilo ;?is
charged with the murder of ;'"Mrs
M"aude A. King near here, on August rfA
29, lat, was using the securities' and
funds, of Mrs. King and her' mother &
for his own purposes and benefit, thus - "
x'" ' " " " 'est in the history of the bureau." The.' . rn wont
A special pamphlet has been pre-; Brcateat V,ou?ce of taxation was dltcn. t0 the COr' 0errulinS the wcak
papred suggesting boys and girls make . tilled liquors
over nrinritv t-; o-li f c f. .- ,i i ,
H-nnr; , uu WAl establishing, in part, the State- claims
tiansportation was taken up today atia mntirta " " -;v
0 xxxw.xx UCtv,CCn reptBStJUlilUVeS 5
of bmcaucrats and sycophants, rot-, of the Railroad War Board. thefCom-L, " ' " v 1W 1U -e-ac' Ul.
l T ri r I T" r 1 I Si 9- I Awt m . B I Til! .. . I
' a , - . I lJ.J.ti VUCUL1 dl A. L U&L V Uill Ulf V. 111?- Ill 1 '
and misguided, though probably well
af k l.nvo boen hurled against ;
; ' u tin ii me '"'i LrariS. kneCKS. Leeas. rarcels monev bv beatius carnets. waxing;
floors, sitfting ashes, helpipng parents, p,orc' . pounos oL uncoiorea brou?ht about the mobilization of that
During the , year covered by the re-! raeaninj
Post, Stock Transactipns,
Customs House Entries,
(and Others Affected
(By Associated Press).
Washington, Dec. 1 The war
and waiting on tables.
frcru Mf '-uvi e? to Gonneheu, a front j
of ;lnm is miles, but except near!
non-1 ! ' the Germans have been re-;
pui 'l with heavy losses. j
( rc.vT; Prince Rupprecht evidently,
pun o-jii to make amends for his de-i
ft;; t lv crushing the new salient with!
at;-M ks an aiong tne ironi ana wnn , stamp taxes, counted upon by Treas-1 zines, wooing in stores
em and Southern ends with the appar-j offlcials to Produce $100,000,000
ent i i in of driving north and south I annually as part of the great revenue
and rutting off the British east of a i measure enacted by Congress last Oc-lin.-
ro)i Moeuvres to Gonnelieu. On ; tober, became effective today
the X.ithern flank and west of Cam-; p h beginning of tbday's busi
brai the German attack was crushed; . J
hy nrtiiiery and machine gun fire and ; ness hours ever broken, exchange,
he .vy lo ses inflicted. clearing house and peraon engaged in
Tiie stroke on the Southern flank stock, produce or merchandise trans-
brought initial gains, tnft tsmisn De-; actions miist keep -strict account of j port-PUbUheJIojning Post
mz driven baclc mtet Vatfquerie and -;axable Ay.. , ' " thatv tfrtraria Duchess TatianaK sec-
tu ( .otizencourt. aoout one ana tnree-.
quarter miks northwest and. west-j The internal revenue bureau has is
southwest of Gonnelieu, respectively. ; sued comprehensive regulations to
In count. . attacks, the British re-; govern the collections. The taxes do
gain,,! La. Vacquerie and Gouzeacourt nQt bQnd Qr
anl ihovp enemy from the ridge
past of Go;;--Mt-ourt. At other points ; struments issued by the -United
bef.vt-n :! nieres and Villers-Guis-; States, by any foreign government or
Iain, the t or.g German attempt made j any State or similar governmental
r.o imnrr -u.-i on the British defenses, j subivision or to st0cks and bonds of
l)ur:r;z .ovomoer, tne tsriusn iorces
on all fronts lost more than 120,000;
n.ri. including 94,600 wounded and.ations operated exclusively for their
mlssin;. These totals are the high-j members and loaning principally to
est rear hod in five months and include ! tneir shareholders or to mutual ditch
the c usualties in bitter fighting in the
cleaning cellars, washing windows, a! cne-fourth.of a cent a pound. andcountry xvhich , was the actual and im"
cleaning silver, cutting wood, varnish- j 8,000. OOOYpopunds of colored material,
ing chairs, tearing down old chicken taxed at 10 cents
coops and cutting up for firewood, car-i To conserve the drug supply, it was I
ing for neighbor s baby, acting as mes- j suggested that Congress amend the
senger for drug stored, selling maga- Harrison narcotic law io as to impose
Saturdays a stamp tax on .alt narcotic drugs and
.place the maSiufacture or sale under
sa heaerai license system.
mediate cause of the gigantic catastro
phe which befell the world.
"Now, however, she has swept aside
the culprits and she is laboring to
find through an armistice and peace
an opportunity for her internal recon-
ail uciiuii. i lietiu iiut Hiiuyieiucui iuc
mittee on Priority and the two admin
istrations cocnerned, to decide wheth
er foodstuffs or coal and coke' shall
move first on the railroads.
nois, and N. M. Garrettson of Ihe rj
Illinois Trust Company, both'' of -Chi-S ; I
j cago, today testified to transactiona l;;
The Fuel Administration's request j the defendant had with their ba"ri-v
that ccal be given right. of way-has with both of which he had acconn&V
drawn objections from the Food Ad-1 t u . -v. L !
ministration. If coal gees ahead of." WaS shown by these witnesses that v J
food, the Food Administration ' de-' Means secured loans from . the - twot.j
clares, the country will be broueht to banks aggregating: $45,0'U3 in Decern-" f ''V
, the point of actual hunger.. Meanwhile ; ber, 1916, using as collateral :apart''vi
tne eastern railroads, acting on the
mi ; .lTnni.:n i. I
iUU ":rrl -UU"CU1UU! m;,L eai clear words in which the Chancellor
were as ioiiowb:-;; .
Distilled -spirits. $187,285,000 : fer
mented liquors 1$j91.094.000; individual
income tax 180,108,000; corporation
(By Associated Press.)
London, Dec. 1. Inquiries of mem- income tax 175559.000; manufactur
bers of the Russian colony in London ed tobacco $10323.000 munition man-
show that nothing is ktfown of the r.e-
, ufacturersvtartnoj? discontmued,$2
$23,371,000. i '
co-operative building and loan associ-
'ent and in Palestine as well!
or irrigation companies. The taxes
! 1 3 - -
as b!Vre Cambrai. !muue'
There has been little except artil-j Indemnity and surety bonds; 50
lery ac:vity on the other fronts. The f cents except where premium is charg
vioien: fighting on the Northern Ital-1 execution of the bond tax will
lan lrcii' h:i? stopped for the moment, j
Ti Austro-Germans are reported ac-;be one per cent, on each dollar of the
ond daughter of the deposed Emperer
of Russia, has come to' England. The
story is generall discredited. The
story is generally discredited. The
ess had escaped from Siberia and gone
to the United States is doubted by
Madame Olga NovikOff, Russian polit
ical writer, who says in The Post that
the public should beware of canards
now coming from Russia. In refer
ence to the alleged sham marriage of
the grand duchess. Madame Novikofff
says the only son of Count Fredericks
was killed in the war a few months
ago, and consequently the marriage
could not have taken place.
DEAL -OUT WITH
FOR THE NEXT WEEK
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Dec. 1. Fair weather
tive i;; i ind the lines and are said to premium and re-insurance policies are; with seasonable temperature during
the first half of the week beginning
tomorrow is forecast by the Weather
Bureau for the South Atlantic and
East Gulf States. Local rains are prob
able Wednesday and Thursday.
Capital stock issue, five cents on
each $100 of face value; sales or
transfers, 2 cents per $100; produce
be building defenses on the Eastern j exempt.
bank of the Tagliamento river,
n.iU.-s cast ci." the Piave.
Tin- allied supreme war council be
gin, !-; -irtings today at Versailles.
In ; tendance will be Premiers j sales or exchange, or agreement, "for
I.bvd Gf-oree. Clemenceau, Orlando j flltlirft rifiiiVftrv" two cents ner $100
,-,i, i ii , i i , "vr;i
ai. 'l I ' ' I u. ' i ! JOHlSfc. ailU UKUCIHIO YY ii-;
otl:- : hi
or fraction over $100.
ii :i i'i;
for 1 -
i ' : ,
, . - -t- t rr1
i. v. auorna ana, enss. me, Drafts or checks "payable otherwise
.-allied conference delegates than at gight or on demand pr0mis
iaoir conferences in Paris, nv nnxp PTppnt iianb nntfis issufirl
hoir work through committee for Circuiation and for each renewal,"
:. in secret sessions, M. Mak-1 ,,pr( nfir tmn- dp.Rds and -convev-
Russian ambassador to.
ances, 50 cents per $100-500 and 50
y UK; Bolsheviki government
;irt in the meetings,
ltu n for the British govern-
io sits in the conference as i cents each addition $500, with all debt
observer, nas Deeii uis-, naners exemDt
Custom house entries, 25 cents per
$100 to $lper $500; withdrawals 50
cents: steamshiD tickets $1 to $5;
(hat the letter written b? i eiqCtion proxies 10 cehts; power of
of Lansdovne expressed j attorney 25 cents,
if members of the British! playing cards, 5 cents per pack in
rd Lansdowne says that j addition to present 2 cents tax; par
;is entirely his won. Heipic nnSf nackafires. one cent for each
f " mr u
25 cents charged.
DIES IN FRANCE
President Will Urge That Wai'
Measures Be Handled
FOR NEXT TUESDAY
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Dec. 1. General Per
shing reported yesterday the deaths
of five members of the American ex
peditionary force in France. They in
clude Private Clinton J. Hardwick, en
gineers, November 26, cerebro spinal
meningitis, emergency address, D. W.
Monroe, Chadbourn, N. C; and Cor
poral Frank J. Mecon, infantry, No
vember 26, pneumonia; emergency ad
" 'Mscuss its opportuneness,
na ;; nothing to add or rent,-,
t the .subject is too con
Tho Unionist party has
il Hie letter.
u in -Pclrograd of delegates
'iiucnt assembly resulted
'o the Bolsheviki who gain
1 -i than the Constitutional
Siberia is reported to be
I'c-laro its independence.
" meeting at Omsk and a
has been raised.
MUST PAY GERMANY!
(By Associated Press).
London, Dec. 1 The Saxon Finance
Minister during the budget debate in
the Saxon diet, according to a dis
patch to The Times from Amsterdam,
said that Germany must demand a
i large indemnity without bothering
! which of her adversaries should pay
OF ALLEGED TREATIES! "Let them only think of America."
'y As-snriatefl Press.l
e. l -Details of a se
i - ;:::;ents published by the!
l-'-' government relating to
f ; '-.cessions offered to
'I Hie purpose of inducing
Serbia are sent by the
i correspondent of The
'' v included an offer of
" ' I ;ini;i. excepting Avlona;
'h' t 'i i'it ory in Asia Minor
" r offers at the expenae of
'i iuve nil came to nothing
i ;i.-r.!, it is added, deals
i"';, 'sal to hand over Kavala
' i if Bulgaria.. joined the En
' ' ; Another concerns Great
":?'. of the island of Cyprus
" 'hich lapsed, owing to the
t i (.rocce to help Serbia.
Russia's Representative Dis
missed for Attending Al
All Arrangements Made for
Hearing the President Be
fore Congress at 12:30 .
(By Associated 'Press)
Washington, Dec. 1. President
Wilson believes Congress should con
fine itself almost entirely at the com
ing session to legislation for the vig
orous prosecution of the war. He is
expected to tell Congress so in his
opening address which will be deliv
ered in the hall of the House at 12:30
o'clock Tuesday. All arrangements
we're made today by the White House
with Speaker Clark and Vice Presi
dent Marshall for the joint session at
The President continued at work
on his address today transcribing his
notes into finished form, but the ad
dress still will be kept open until the
last minute. lie has asked all the
cabinet members to present memoran
da on possible legislation which they
consider vitally necessary for the
J successful . prosecution of the war and
it is expected the President will out
lin." their recommendations with his
own in his address, rather fully.
(Bv Associated Press).
New York, Dec. 1. War sermons
on -the tuberculosis problem are to be
preached in churches throughout - the
country tomorrow and on December
8. it was announced here today by the
National Association for the Study
and Prevention of Tuberculosis.
Tomorrow marks the eighth annu
al observance of "Tuberculosis Sun
day," and December 8 comes at the
ino of "tuberculosis week," during
which 1,500 State and local antituber-
(By Associated Press
Petrograd, Dec. 1. M. Maklakoff,
Russian ambassador to France, has
been declared dismissed by Leon
'otzky, Bolsheviki commissioner of
foreign affairs, because Maklakoff par
ticipated in inter-allied ' conference
wh'-h is considered state offense, en
tailing heavy penalty.
. A Tissadori Maklakoff, Who was
appointed by the Kerensky govern
ment, i.rrived in Paris on November 7
but up to this time has not presented
his letter to the French government
as he has been waiting to see what
happens in Russia. He sitsv in the inter-allied
conferenc by special invita
tion and as an unofficial observer.
,M.. Maklakoff in interviews during
culosis associations wlil conduct an tne past r ry .
emfure will be distributed. I the .Maximalists within a short time.
yesterday stated the attitude of the
German government toward these
aims. Here again our, policy- will ad
here to the principle of firm- but mod
erate statesmanship based upon facts.
The principles hitherto announced to
Petrograd appear to te entirely ac
ceptable as a basis for reorganization
of affairs in the East a reorganiza
tion which, while fuly taking into ac-1
count the right of nations to deter
mine their own destinies, is calculated
permanently to r-afeguard the essen
tial interests of the great neighboring
nations, Germany and Russia.
"I am profoundly satisfied that we
shall be able to pursue this course in
full agreement with our allies and I
take it, also, with the almost unani
mous moral support of the represen
tatives of the German people here
assembled a ract which will ive our
action necessary weight." .
. (T!y Associated Press.)
Amsterdam, Dec. 1. A dispatch
from Berlin to The Rhenische West
falische Zeitung, of Essen, deplores
the "destruction, by the Italians'' of
Italian art works during thje recent
retreat and adds:
"As many art treasures as was hu
manly possible have been stored in
places of safety by art experts, ac
companying the German army." i
suggestion of Fuel Administrator Gar
field has, without a formal- govern
ment order, issued instructions giving
preference to coal movement in order
to clear congested, terminals.
The Committee on Priority has, in
specific cases, been giving prefe'rencej
to shipments in the following order
First, livestock and perishables;
seeds; third, railway supplies and
materials; fourth, coaj and coke;
fifth, government supplies, and sixth,
NO GERMAN ATTACKS
ON CAMBAI FRONT
; ,. ;
GO TO THE FRONT
(By Associated Press). ,
,Rio Janeiro. Oec. 1. Brazil is soon
(By Associated Press.)
London, Dec. 1. The Germans last
night made no further large' attacks
on the Cambrai front where they con
ducted a violent offensive yesterday
in an effort to regain the grourld cap
tured by the British last week. The
following announcement was given
out here today:
"On the Cambrai front, the Ger
mans during the ight made no effort
to renew their principal attacks."
The statement follows:
"Attempts of the enemy to raid our
positions in the region of Loivre,
northwest of Rheims, and in the Ar
gonne, near Courtes Chausses, were
repulsed by our fire. We made a
successful incursion in the Germnn
line near St. Marie-A-Py in the re
gion of the heights of the Meuse and
brought back prisoners
"On the right bank of the Meuse
(Verdun front) , the artillery fighting
became intense in the sector between
Beaumont and Chaume food, and was
followed by. a violent attack of the
enemy against our positions north of
Fosses wood! The assailants made
two efforts and in both instances were
driven back to their trenches.
- " "V l.v..J TT XXXVXi UUU XUX XXXLjVX ' . .
the $125,000 jtrust held' oy rne Mervrv
chants Loan and Trust Company for ;'. . '
the benefit of Mrs. Anna L. Robinsbnrl l
mother of Mrs. King, who created the V
trust, which was revoked last Decern;' vvj.
ber, whean Means" presented- applica-,-: i.j
tion for its revocation signed with tng ' ;
nied the genuineness of the signature ft
purporting to be hers. , '
John R. Todd of a Chicago broker-. .
age house, went on the stand and told f
of transactions in cotton between
Means and his house in January, 1917.
when the defendant opened an ac- .
count, which later ws changed to the ,
name of W. R. Patterson, father-in- i
law of the defendant, at the latter'a; ,;
request "for business reasons." '.The' -:-house
understood that it was Mean's ( ;
account though it was in Patterson's
name. . ;ic
The witness said Means claimed I -some
sort of Inside information from; J
Germany that would be valuable la-1 :
connection with the cotton trading y
and had a book in which he had what 1 :
purported to be the private telephone
numbers of Captain Boy-Ed, the Ger U
man agent, and others not named. r
Mr. Todd was followed by Edward i-'
L. Roche, margin man of another. Chi-;
cago brokerage house, who told - of ,
transactions Means and Patterson had
with his concern. , : , !
. Prospects at the opening of the sixth
day of the trial of Gaston B. Means '
. ..j :-t.
were that the introduction of evidence i ;
might last for another week, particu- ,-
larly should the defense decide to putj? ;!;
the defendant on the stand to explain
his version of the death of Mrs. Maudet";j
A. King. The woman met death' -.near'-'"'.".
fGERMANS MADE AN
ATTACK AT VERDUN
(By Associated Press).
Paris, Dec. l.-r-The Germans made
a violent attack last night on the Ver
dun front, the war office reports. Two
efforts were defeated by the French,
who after a sever engagement, held
thei rline intact.
MORE DAYS .
tCP T TO
to make her first contribution to the a spirited combat, our line was main-
ntrnLine iorces or me Allies, in re- kmuou wiaj.imi.ij .
After nere last August, wmie on a visit to -
relatives' of Means, her former busi-
sponse to an invitation from the Brit
ish government, that Brazilian avia
tors complete their course of instruc
tion in England, 12 naval aviators will
leave here shortly for Europe.
No Embarrassing Information
to Be Given to the .
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Dec. 1.- Provost Mar
shal General Crowder anhbunced to
day that all records kept by local and
district boards, adjutants general, and
other persons in connection with the
registration examination, selection
and mobilization of registrants under
the selective service law, will be open
to public inspection during usual bus
iness hours, except answers to ques
tions concerning physical or mental
condition and dependency.
' General Crowder stated draft offi
cials have no inclination to canse in
justice or embarrassment to regis
trants, and the rules and regulations
make it a misdemeanor to divulge in
formation regarding physical fitness
or dependency 6T a registrant to per
sons i other than those directly con
nected with the administration of the
law, and a one. year imprisonment pen
alty will be imposed for. violation.
"-'-'..'' - ' ' '---. . .
SHIP PACKAGES Tl
SOLDIERS AT ONCE
Public Again Warned As to
Sending Christmas Packages
(By Associated Press).
Norfolk, Va., Dec. X. Christmas
packages for. soldiers in training
ness agent. -
The State, in seeking to prove that
Means shot and killed the wealthy f
widow, presumably for her money has ' .
relied on circumstantial evidence, 5'
seeking to show 'that 'it would; have: v;
been physically impossible for the vo-
man to have shot herself as Means as- ; ' ; ;
serted at the coroner's V inquest f; j
Through New York and ' Chicago rwit-f
nesses, Means alleged machinations;, f ;
of his employer's financial affairs, have 1 '
een divulged. -r -
At the convening of court the State. , : . ,
introduced Edward F.'Mack, vice pres- : '
ident of the Central Trust Company, . ' '
of Illinois, who testified' that on :
camps in the Southeastern States ; c6mber 13, 1916, Gaston B. eans: ap-'.; ::" ;
should be sent at once to make cer- plied to him for 'a loan of $30,000, ; of
tain they will "reach their' destinations fering $38,000 .of ' seonrities . as. ;riat';;-'":-:
in time, W. J. Harahan, chairman of eral. The loan was negotiated and ; -a -the
Southeastern Department of the check for $30,000,. less-interest,. ?w3v-';
Railway War Board,. announced today.! given to Means, the check being iden-.
After pointing out the tremendous Jtified by the witness.: - -' : ..
task confronting the railroads in meet.-) The securities ' put up as collateral .
ing transportation problems resulting j for the loan were part: of . tbse.'.wliich ff .
from the war, Mr. Harahan warned the (Means had taken a few days earlier ;T5;; i
public of thfe approach of the holiday. from the Merchants Loan and Trust c
season and added; , , ' Company, when, according to previous p:, : i
"Let me again urge upon those evidence, the trust of,$ 125,000 created' v;
who have friends and relatives in the by Mrs. King; In favor of MrsRpbIn-?p I
camps to whom they expect to send j ton, had been revoked. '; vi.i''Vc i
Christmas -packages, the importance i At maturity of th note, in ' June, - ;
of preparing and shipping them at once 1917, Means asked for a renewal which .
if they, have not already done so. It .was declined.-' Means..asked tne bank
is better that these good things be in
the hands of the recipients before De
cember "25 marked 'Do not; open until
Christmas' than to wait any' longer in
starting the shipments and suffer the
disappointments of finding they have
not reached their; destinations until
after the holiday
to sell the collateral securities; and Am
pay the note, which the bank did,- pay- -":;
ing Means -the surplus, according o'f ' ,
Mr. Mack'stestimbny'-:,v-?.'irv .
MfxMacktestified :that 'atUhe-tlaua;.-.-the
loan was secured by I Means, the -latter
offered him his chbire out of a -
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