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Vol. IAWII Na 25.940
Ihe Tribune .%?*.'_!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1917
ONE CENT .JtfB,
Mrs. De Sauiles
He Says Woman Held
for Murder Asked
for Son, Not
Admits Slain Man
Ordered Him to Lie
Mineola Courtroom Is
Crowded as Di?
MINEOLA, L. I.. Nov. .J. Jules
(eanoo'age for Julius) Hadamek had
occasion to recall this afternoon, in
di-tres.-'fully public circunistances, one
p_rticuiar, polite little,routine lie out
cf .11 the hundreds sprinkled back
through his career as gentleman's
That one was a lie which in all prob
.bility cost the life of Jack De Sauiles
and which, nailed, may well work more
. than any other element in
her defence to ^ave Mrs. Blanca De
Sauiles from paying the penalty for
tirst deirree murder.
Called as a witaeai for the prosecu
tion. with the jury box at last filled
and "he ground work of the state's
? nn of prenieditation fairly laid.
H.dair.e* BOOOt the whole carcful
? rk on cro*s examination.
Ofl direet qucstioning his story of
what he had seen and heard the night
ef August 3 la-t, ai he tiptoed through
Agedy ia' the De Sauiles' coun
?B4 at Westbury. had bee?i la
detailed corroboration of the testi
mony of prec?ding witnesses.
It looked ill then for Blanca De
Snul'.ea. She had steelcd her mind to
a purpose, it was plain. Her desperate
anxiety i" c.rrv out her plan before
her mood should chang.- was apparent
-n the testimony of the garage pro?
prietor and the taxi driver who were
on the stand before th? valet.
After jrdering a machine sne had
t.i?? recalled the gar.fre on the tele
? n an unreasonably bnef
- tirne. to complain it had not
She had prorrised the chauf
feur a dollar tip it he got lier to The
f her divorced hus
' ",e" ? . a*! _ -,
-np'ication was p.am through it
all. The defendant had taken a loaded
th her on that hasty, im
. night ride. Then there wa?
Jules, the valet, to add hifl flT.eei- testi
mo'.v. Wrcn *he had him on the tele
at The Box. before the taxi was
|, it had beeh Jack De Sauiles
ked for and didn't get. _When
she pre.ontr-d h-rself in person it was
again Jack De Sauiles whom she de
1 to see. ....
. then. '.vere the bullets in
- intended? If for Jack De
Sauiles lmdn't the Httlfl defrndant
el?ar cold intent to kiil as con
I degree mnrdor in the eyes
law, and for which the law pro
- xorab'.e poaalty of death .
Jurort Stir l neaaily
urors were stirring uneasily,
I .- -tartied glances. when Dis
rlea R. Weeks. with
,- "That's all!"" turtied over
to thfl d-fence.
were rapidly asked
I'terhart. chief of counsel
ee, and painfully answered
?i Hadamek. "A ith each qooo*
. .ich answer the courtroom,
jammM far the flrst Uaao, came to ? :
of breathlf .' attention.
? hei i. truthful, rcliifiously
ul, in his replies to the District
I But theirfl had been a dia
It was under
naaaipolatioa that the whole
It had b<en "Jack" that Mrs. De
I . : for, but it was little
1 rn<- IBt Jules rnade thll
rt, thoroby ?-n.-ettir.j
to see big Jack
ir.'" | a- ?-? meant tfl
*-. th<- r<-a?,ori for the hurry,
th Branc. De Sauiles
kad rru . ihfl ii->-d th" phrase
? ? >ni t.> thfl taxi
? g lack De Sauiles
?hould kavfl returned from the club to
vhich fld gflHJIfl. Stand iai fll
the v.;. v.heri he answered the
? r ring tfl him what
. illflfl had himself
blfl for thfl rniiinforma
. B<.x from hvr own
-aid Maater Wfl. Oul
? , 11,?? tflli-phorie
?-, the Meadow Brook
I back in one hour."
dl ad line ajrairist
? Ii* Saull<-?. was racing
- j,>i*on in the
i -I husband
I flld not overawe
Hfl, flrhoflfl hfl
.I.flt. hU but
V. ard, hoon
. ,. -..ir.i-.i for the st.te.
*?a i . ihootiag
Aad thi raUt, too, ".uld haofl roettod
Uhl laal wordr nf De ftoollofl b.foro
..., u.| Ihfl 1'iatrirt
AtXr.rUA-j ?,,|y fcl,^,,| , j,?.
?"'? l urhsrt did aak.
* aatam ?v*r*: "NO' NOl NO!"
lafl da/ Ifl whieh developm.nl. were
ta ",r.. ., f_?t, i? which th* ateetoi
Continued on Laat Page
To Parley Before
Going on Strike
Cryptic Statements Issued
After Conferenee With
WASHINGTON, Nov. tt. Pos-ibility
of immediate su?pension of railway
transportation as a result of the four
brotherhoods' proposed wage demand.
w.e removed and progress toward ami
cable adjustment of any wage contro
versies during the war was made to?
day al a conferenee between President
Wilson, the four brotherhood heads and
members oj the Kederal Mediation
Al a result of the conferenee the
brotherhoods are Ieft free to formally
preaent and urgc their new demand*
upon the carriers under a virtual
ipreement with the President to avoid
a ?trike or other cause of a transpor?
tation tie-up until after full discussion
A defmite issue in the wage ne?
gotiation.*, however, cannot be reached
before the tirst of the year, as
the demands will not be presented
untrl December 1. Future develop
merts wil] riepend, first, upon the car
riflra1 dispoflitlon of the new demands,
and, second, in the event of a deadlock,
upon further nepotiations agreed to at
to-day'.s meeting at the White Hottflfl.
Now Aflrat* Demands
lt U believed penerally that there
will be no further move in the prflfl.
ent controversy until after the brother?
hoods present their demands for wage
increases affecting 400,000 operatives
and involving increased expenses to
the roads aggregatinjr about $109,000.
000 annually. Should the represer.ta
tives of the roads and the brother?
hoods be unable to agree, the situa?
tion then will be piaced in the hands
of the government under to-day's
agreement, and the roads' decision to
leave their interests to the President's
Soon after the close of to-day's con?
ferenee, which was said to havi been
most earnest and at times animated.
the heads of the railroad brotherhoods
issued this statement, Hjrned by the
four chairmen, Mcflsra. Stone. Lflfl, ( ar
ter and Garretson:
"The men who comprise the railway
brotherhoods are thorough Americans,
therefore they believe in American
standards of living, and in consequenc<
of this realize that standards of pay
that were established in 1912 and 19H
are inadequate to meet present day
prices for commodities, and for that
reason are demandinj* an increase ln
present rates that will meet half at
least of tho increaie in coit of those
thin-rs which they are compelled to
Recognize Patriotic Duty
"They want to cooperate in every
way that is at all possible in the suc?
cessful prosecution of the war, and
they fully realize that the most serious
thing that could occur during the con?
duct of war would be any interruption
of railway transportation, and they in
common with the great body of the
people are determined to do everything
within the bounds of reason to avoid
"Being fully conversant with their
attitude and desire in this matter, we
are in u position to give tl.e assuranc
that if a s.tuation should arise whieli
thrcatens the interruption of transpor?
tation the men whom we reprcsi-it
would be more than willing to diflCOflfl
and con.v.der ar.y solution of the ditfi
culty which presented itself, doinc
in the spirit of patriotic cooperatio >.
and would undoubtedly cooperate with
the government tn the utrftost extent
in arriving at a just, equitable, as well
as patriotic conclusion."
After the foregoing had been made
public. President Wilson issued this
In addition to the statement given
out by the heads of the railway broth?
erhoods, the President authorized thfl
representatives of the press to say thflt
he had got from the interview exactly
the impression conveyed by the
ment of the heads of the brotherhoods.
namely. that the men whom they repre
sented were not inclined to contend for
anvthing which they did not deem nec?
essary to their own maintenance and
the maintenance of their familit.-, aad
that they would be willing, in case any
critical iituation or eontroversy should
arise, to consider any proposed solution
in a spirit of accommodation and a
Wilson Appeals to Patriotism
Necessity for avoiding transporta?
tion paraljrflia, both from war aad do
mestic consideration*, wai emphafliflfld
by President Wilson during the con?
ferenee. He also was snid to have Iflid
stress on patriotic consideration-,
picturing the dire consequenees in the
war from serious transportation dim
culties. While expressing aympathy
with conditions facin? the railroad
operatives, with thfl risinp cost of liv?
ing largely re-ultant from the war, the
Pre.id.nt was understood tfl have
urg'-d, ar- a patriotic duty, that every
possible step he taken, in any emer
gency, tfl avoid transportation difncul
Praaidaat Garrotaaa of the rondur
tors' Brotherhood, upeaking for the
four branches, was said to have
>,d Ihfl necessity for higher
wage standards, both as a relier
to the workmen and their fam
Hltfl hikI insun/.g employment of ex
bflheacfld, eornpetent train opcrativr
Hfl noiatfld OUt that many men had Ieft
railroad ernployment hflCattflfl af mofrfl
?ttrsetlva wagofl fllflowhorfl, ar.d that
thfl recruitinjc of rairwaa men for
France and tac <lraft law also had re*
duced thfl 'orn- of trained men in
Difliafllination tO submit their de?
mands to arbitration through thfl
federal Boarrl wa* said tfl have been
franklf an-i poaitivfllf fliprflsflod b]
. r,' Wilson, lt wa-, suid, Wai
.hia to th. plan of having thfl
d.maadi prflflflatod to th? earriflri fr>r
n.fotifltion dirocl witk Ihe brotherhoodi
beforr- Ifo'. ernment flgflHCifll "hould in
,,,.,,, und?t Ihfl flgraflaioat that be
',,fi tranaportatlofl ttiaaoaflion should
,?.,,, than iiall be farthflr Rflgotl
Tb< ronfeienee flgrflcmflat ll ti
_ard*d aa le.vmg Ihe PmidflBt free
to aet in any futur. einergirnry, either
hy initi.tif'K mediation, propOfllog
iMUlatioa tfl < ?c-ngr... or .ning
through Ihe Kederal Board oi other
agency he ""flight drr?, ?dvi*.blc
, iMHtl MMVil. I** ""' 'AHir*
' ,,,V.i rh.ni.a "IU ><? ""?''? '
jTRTVaTlaw uVt-? I.********
To Bar Enemy
Germans Are Forbidden to
Work Where They May
View the Harbor
L'nen.y aliens will bc barred from any
building which commar.ds a view of
N'ew York Harbor or the Last and
North rivers, it wa.- announced last
If this order is not included in the
regulations which the President is ex?
pected to issue to-day or to-morrow,
Thomas Ih McCarthy, I'nited States
Marshal, will himself make the rule cf-'
Order Thought bssential
Such an order ia considered by local
Department of Justice offlcials to bc
essential to carrying out the nrovisions
of the proclamation creatin-; a lOO-yard
barred zone around dockfl and piers.'
To permit enemy aliens to occupy of
tices from the windows of which they
can watch Ihe maritime activities in
the harbor would vitiate the rule.
This proposed 01 <"er will affect thou?
sands of Germans wiaifl the lOO-yard
'zone order w-ill affect but hundrrds.
Law to Limit
Also Urges United States to
Fix Hog Prices and Deal
WASHINGTON. N'ov. 22. Important
amendments to the food control law
will be proposed by the Food Ad
ministration soon after Gongress con
vcnea a ueek from Monday. Amonp
them are the following:
1. To regulite portions of food
BOnrad in hotels and restaurants; a
step toward fixed rations in publir
'_'. To stabilize the prices of porE
product?. possibly bejrinning with a
:. xe.l price for hogs.
,'l. To deal in sugar, vej-etable o.ls
and a few other commodities Bfl now
is dono in wheat.
"While the hotels and restaurant
are cffecting big savings on the wheat
less and meatless days, they still can
do much morc," said Roprflflflflltativ*
Andcrson, of Minncsota, after a con
ference with Mr. Hoover to-day. "Thc
portions at first-class places are too
large. They are not too large for,
the pric? charged, but they are much
To Ask Peace
They Demand That Troops
Elect Delegates and Send
Them to Teutons
For Blocking Truce
General Dukhon-in Refused
to Offer Proposal of
niiralty per Wireless Press i. I-eniiie'
Kol-hevik (rovernment in a proclama?
tion to the army and navy orders the
regiments on the front immediately to
elect delegates whfl are to bef-in formal
peace negotiations with the Germans.
This action followed a refusal of
General Dukhonin, commander in chief
of the army, to propose an armistice to
all the bellifjerents ns a prelude to
? Eaalgfl N. Krylenko, a young naval
PLENTY OF TALENT. WHAT THEY NEED IS A DIRECTOR
Less than 2,000 eremy aliena, it is esti
mated, will he forced to move or find
new employment in Manhattan by thc
100-yard zone restnetion. I'pward of
15,000 enemv aliens flrill be affected by
the order barring them from tall build
???*? . ...
All the bip downtown buildmRS Will
bc BafecUd hv the order. Many (i-r
Whfl have been permitted at lib?
erty will have tfl move their offlce*
when this order is prornulf-atcd. Thou?
sands of clerks Will be sinularly BI-1
'"v'a'nv of these wealthy Germans live
in big hotel* and apartment houses in
the Riverside Urive aOCtiOB of thi
Hnd, in addition to tind.ng new business
h?dquart*rs, th.y will have to find
0fcM.r?hTMeCarth, declared that al-;
thoufb none of R-reraid- Drir*i* ac?
tually within th'' i"0---'"'1 z"nr; h'' W|U
,?ll,?l unaataralizod Cemaai llriag n
SartmoBthou.?n th. DmeJfctween
72d and 81*1 Straot* aad Wd and HMiti
sTreets lll the BOCOad aOBO, at the fofl
' f oath Strei t. Ii. the Graaitfl Btat*,
lJSS .hip aadh.ad,_.r1.I
he New York Naval Milit?.
To earry out th- proTlBioaa of th*
100-rard ?a. ??*? Marahal He
gj-ffp ,Bd Police C*?'?0??^'
held a coBft ..-Hay At ita
'" ?" ,,,,(,.,. were iaaaad t<> the
;"--,",,',,? ?1! -...-my aliens I.v
Cl^r^waSiag within th *< ******
25fl? to .OT* aal a* laiehll m paa*
M,,,ln comrliance Witl thil BBBBT, the
... ,..,i u houac '" I'"" ? ' '
,7':V ? I a tai. ...t.-rfroi.t south of
Oi thfl ??""''!" ?pected, however.
'-,;i'1 S!""\ will be extended as far
that thi ..,, .......
north on the w-a
, i l 77.,ted Mur-h?l M.tarthy's office
labor rtaitea ?"?' . .
t? Unrti the detuiW of trif "exs i
to learn . r.?u ations. ?
atlietiOB*. ****** ,Z r,.,.,.rration ,
.aid Will provld* f?r the r.-<.i-fraiion
5iaiay.'l?.hyth*lacal palle. aa*
thuhtZT thraaghoat tha eaaatty.
Ruidoti niinuiiil''"* ?'" Ht>\
boken, l'<".i' '??
more than the average persons can
"The size of meat portions should
be reduce! and the price correspond
ingly. This would encourage the eat
ing of more vegetables and mean a
big Bfl-riag ifl meat which is needed
for our soldiers and cur allies. I'
,-eems that the only way this change
can he brought about is to authorize
the Food Administration to regulatr
the size of portions."
If the consumer is to get cheaper
nflfll Mr. Anderson thinks it will come
only through an abundant supply at a
stabilized pric. He said there is no
hopfl for a rod-Ctioa until the packer
kaowi what his animalfl will cost and
that there will be no shortage. In
order tfl get a plentiful supply the .
rrower must be insured a fair margin
of prolit, jaflt *J the wheat grower
To Khminate Specul.tion
"The tixed price for wheat is 100 per
cent more than normal times but by
eliminating speculation the food ad
r-iniatration has succeeded la holding
the bread price down to .'iO per cent
above normal." Mr. Anderson said
??Ihe same thmg can be done with
hog*. We can give the farmer hi*
price and at the same time reduce the
,?.r of ham and bacon to the con
ium?r simply because speculation i>
i-hminated, thus enabling parkers and
'efllerfl tfl work on a smaller but cer?
"Thfl f??d administration needs au
thoritv to deal ifl -ugar. in order Ifl
keep 'down the price. Cuba supplies
about three-fourths of the sugar con
lumcd here annually. Dealers there
- hown a disposition tfl boost thfl
,f their new crop If Mr. Moov. r
hao the power to go into the Cuban
market anrl buy ?ugar ifl great quan
tities for this government he could
head off such movea as the one now
Plxiv tn boijcott hntfl.i and
nstniirnnts that disrrnard mv
,-, rvation, Page 9.
officer who led in the Kronstadt dis
tutbances last summer, has been ap?
pointed to supersed.- General l'ukhonin.
with the title of commander in chief
?f the new People's Comaiflflaiiflfl of
The proclamation, lignfld by Lenine
and Krylenko, roads as follows:
"On Tuesday GflBflfal l'ukhonin was
ordered to offer bo armistice to all na?
tions, allied and hostile.
"The flMflflagfl Wflfl rflefliVfld flt head?
quarters Wednesday. and (.'eneral Duk
honin was instructed to keep the peo
?lfl'i eommiaaariai eontJnoally in?
formed as to the prOfTflfll ot fhe pour
parlers and only tfl ligfl fla agreement
for an armistice atter sanction by the
commissaries had bflflfl rflCfliVfld. Hav?
ing rflcived Bo flBflWflr from l'ukhonin
by Wednesday evening, l'ukhonin was
a-ked thfl rCAflOII for his deiay. He
attempted many times to evade giving
an flXplaaatiOfl ard a clear answer to
orders. When a rategoncai order was
sent, iaatraetiag him to offer, imme?
diately and formally. an Bimlatiflfl foi
the purpose flf eonvnencing peace pour
parlers, he rflfllflfld tfl obey.
"('eneral l'ukhonin has been in
formed that he has heen dflflOflfld from
his faactiOBI for diflObejriBg the gov?
ernment and for eonduct which ifl
bringing unheard flf loffcriflgl to all
ih. working nasfloi and to all the
eoun'r y to the armies. Hfl
1 a? !.. i i ordered to continue his duties
un'il thi fl?w eommaador ia chief or
aa] other peraon aBthoriiad by him,
ta take eommaad. Ea.iga Kr>
lenko hai br-en appointed the new
commandr : Ifl ti
Order* Artm Eleetions
Thr- proclamation urges the soldiers
not to allow ri'voluMunary generals to
Hestroy the great work of peace. It
say. they IBBfll ;.' iard them well, ?o
that lynch Iaw cannot be used .?gainst
Bad *o that the gener.Is cannot
?iradfl Immiaofll justice.
The nrorlamatinn e.dd* th.t the sol?
dier* must flhflfllflflj Ihe .tronger.t revo?
lutionary and military disrrpline. Regi?
ments on fri-nial positions must elect
British Wedge Widens
And Deepens; Germans
Struggle to Save Line
Colonel House Reaches Paris,
Praises Efficieney of Britain
LONDON, Nov. .'J.?Prior to the departure of the Arm*rica:i mi-sion
for Paris, Colonel K. M. Houso authorized the following statement lo tht
British public, which he asked should not be published until after the mis
. ion reached Paris, which it did to-night:
"I havo been imprcssed by the wonderful machinery you have
ereatad here at the heart of your empire to control your part of the
war. You have given the world an example of the efficieney of de?
mocracy which will be of lasting value. The glorious victory of the
Somme i.s the beginning of the realization bf this efficieney, and will
hearten every lover of democracy throughout the world.
"We also are creating in Washington a vast new maehincry of
jrmernmer.t to bring our resources' to bear. and we .shall profit '. )
what we have seen here. We all realizc that no human organization
i.s perfect, ar.d I am sure you will not bc content with yours any more
than we will I.e contont with ours unt'il the tools that we are making
have accomplished the gn-at work for which they are being forged.
"It is Inspiring to feel that our two organizations will worl;
. losely and frankly together in the cause of liberty. We appreciate
beyond measure the kindly reception your officials, your press and
your ritixena have given us. and we will take back to America a de?
lightful sense of your warm hospitality. Our visit has been mem
urable and, I hope, proritable to thc cause in which wc are both en?
Ono of the Hritisli party that saw the mission off declared to The Asso
. .ated Press as the train disappeared that the mission's visit to London had
unquestionably been a great success, and had done perhaps more than any
other single event to .rapress British officialdom with the actual significanee
and importance of the American entry into the war.
immediatelv pletupotentiaries to br?,n | lo |-*V ?
lormally paaCfl pourparlers, and on the HftUftn aUQIQJICG
progrt >f th?*B they must inform thfl
comnussiaries by all possible mOBI f| |j |"-v ? -
Only the Council of Commissaries hai nOlClS L/?SPll?
the nj-h' to llgn a linul agreement for _T
an armistice. W-^* A a fl_ 1
Will Reject the
LONDON, tttng03 - Russi.n extrem
ists, who, having obtained control of
Petrograd and Moicow, auggest . gen?
eral armistice, now find they are
about flfl capable of stopping the war
as a grasshopper is of blocking a
tank. Not aVflB the enemy will enter
tain thflir offer.
lt is impossiblc to forecast develop
BMBtl in RBlflia, hut it Mflfltl reason
ahly Cflrtain that Ru?sia will not make
..rate peace, chiefly because th"
Central Powers will not permit her
The Bolsheviki regime seems doomed
to flfl early failure. It may be succeeded |
hy KfllfldiBfl'i Coflaaek orgaaiaatlon. i
with whieh it is reported 'hai Grand
Pttkfl Nicholas has a'liesl himse.f in
Iha hope ef re itoriag the moBarehg.
Thil organization ouposes thfl Soci.I
,| represents the liherai factions
?upportiflg law and order and the pro?
of property, but, although it
I the backing ot south and south
Boaaia, It is doubtful whether
it could hold power long.
A continuation of the pn icnl situa?
tion maal lead flither to demoraliiatiofl
or complete rer.rganization flf t_he mil?
lions flf RaflfliflBI Still under armv
An Bttfl/ eollapofl of the machine be?
hind the lines means that the loldieri
at the front will run short of food and
?mmunition, aad that they will soon
be thrown unon their own resources.
Whether they Mok ? way by attempt
ing ta eatabliah ? fOTflromflat or to
form themaelvea into organized pil
i ,_>ing bandl time alone will tell.
ther.- remaiai a powerful railway
men's union, which can starve the eities
and paralvze the armies if it decides
to atrike a. ?' did Ib ItOa. Lenine s
on i, hopeless, as he ifl utterly
powerlesi to irflatfl ordflr, md Ruin
must drlft until a leader or leaders
wrh determiBfltipB oppeet.
It Ifl the height of folly to expect
anything in a military line from Rus?
sia in the war. However strong her
will is for war, there remains the un
deni.bl. fflCt that "he is physically in
eapablfl. Ormany wants Russia in the
war bflCBBflfl Bflflflla il a t-.ne political
pnnehing bag. Brflfl the feeblest mih
tsn-?blOW at Russia p-oduces a loud
political effect, and that is what Cer
.nany wants aad BOfldl at thifl stage of
the war. _
U. S. oppo*ed to Bolsheviki
armistice, Page 4._
U. S. Transports
In Collision; Escape
A FRENCH PORT. Nov. _'-'. The
iate.it American transports tfl raaah
here had an exciting trip through the
Mibmanne zone. The first night in
the zone two transports collided. One
. | ilightly rlamaged, while the other
hail a small hole torn in her bow anu
a fflW projectmg guns damaged. Tem
porary repair* were made and the
Ihe follow.ng night a submarine at
?aeked the transpjrts. The wake of
torOfldfl vsa- *een off the bow flf
one of the vessels, but no conning
t-.wer or periscope was rifltblfl. The
?ranspor's raced flbood and succeed?
ed ifl reaching port safely. where the
collision damagfl <*a" repaired.
Steamship Athore on Pacific
A PA( TKIC PORT, Nov. tt. The
steamer Spokane is .ground on the
north coast. according to . wireless
message pirked up to-night here. The
ship's lifebo.tfl were being swung out
at the time the mess.ge w.g ?cnt A
dense fo_ prcvailed.
Teutons Claim Mountain
Positions, but Fail to
Shake Main Line
LONDON, N'ov. '22. While the enemy
has won aacc?BOfl between th-1 Brenta
and Piave rivers, the Italian line as a
wholfl still standa firm. The vigor of
the Teuton blows appears to have di
nnnished, either because the invaders
are exhausted and are waiting for
fresh troops and big guns or because
the British success on the West front
makes the (ierman Great General Staff
procecd mon cautiously with its south?
The Italian situation is more satis
factory than a wcck ago. Major Gen?
eral F. B, Maurice, chief director of
military operations at the Hritish War
Oftice, said to-day, but it would be
premature to say Venice was safe.
"The ebaaCOa of the Germans break?
ing through are diminishing hourly,"
he said. "We have reached th" Btagfl
where there is every reason to have
complete contidence in the situation.
The Italians have been enable.l to
bring up guns, ammunition and -up
plies in ever increasing quantities and
every hour's time gained by them
means a more favorable outlook. The
tiine |fl drawing nearer when the
Franco-Britisii reinforcements will be
brought into play."
Herlin to-day officially announced the
capture of the summits of Montes Fon
tana and Spinuccia. Kontana liflfl just
we6t of the Piave. Spinuccia i.i jo*t
northwest of the other elevation. Hoth
cre surpassed in height by many emi
nences still held by Iiiaz's men.
.Not Admitted by Rome
The Italian offieial statement did not
admit the advances claimed by the
enemy. Only a "few outstandini- el*
ments of advanced line on Monte Fon
tana Secea" were rea-hed by the foc, it
said, 4vhile Monte .--"inuccia was not
Mountaineers trom the Tyrol and
A'lirttemberg troops stormed the top
of the t4vo heignts captured, von Luden
On other sectors of the front, Rome
told of beatinr ttj mai.<, ? cf assaulting
enemy infantry and inflicting heavy
losse-. In a repuise at San Marino. a
part of the Brenta-Piave defences, the
fo* lost prisoners and macnine guns.
The Germans tried thrice to storm
Monte Pertica, scene of similar at
tempts on previous days, but did not
advance a foot. Assault* were renerwed
on Mor.te Monfenera, where a terrible
conflict has raged for several days, but
the Italian artillery cut the advancmg
linea of held gray into impotence before
thev reached the defenders' trenches.
Great masses of Teutons were driven
on Casera and Meletta d'Avanti, west
of the river sector on the Asiago
Plateau, but they were forced to with?
draw to their original positions, lea*
ing many dead and wounded on the hill
Along the lower Piave, where great
forces face each other across the river,
the activity has diminished. Von Below
has given up his costly attempts to
throw troops to the west bank. He ap?
parently has determined to await the
result of his attempt to d'ive to the
plains between the Piave and Brenta,
and so flank the lower Piave line.
Italians fight on three moun
tni,is, 1'age .1. _
150 British Tanks
Used in Battle
AMSTERDAM. Nov. -._. A Berlin
dispatch quote* the "laokal Anzeiger"
as saying that the British used from
|M to MS t*nka in their advance on
Cambrai. _ _
I.BKAT BIMiB M-KIM. HATI.K.
? lt* Purl'v IU* Mad* It fimuui.' ? Adv 1.
Gains Extending 6 1-2
Miles on a Ten*
Mile Front Are
Teutons Regain Town;
Hurry Reserves to
''eneral Byng's victonnus army
yesterday wulened the I reach torn
by British tanks in ihe llitulenliurg
line to ? gap ten miles wide and six
and a half miles deep at the tip.
Hritish cavalry and light forces were
operating in open country during
the confustil lighting of tlu1 day
Ten thousand ("erman prisoners
I ave heen unofficially reported.
The nose of the British wedjre is
now just three miles from Cambrai.
7 he great railway centre on which
Hindonburg depends for his eom
rr.unication along his wholo front is
within easy gun range.
But the GmuiaJM, 1*601ering from
thoir first demoralization, struck
1 _ck \ ignrously, re<nptMting the
town of Fontaine Notre Dame. just
west of Cambrai. Londoil asserts
that Haig has conaoUdatod all his
trains except at. this point. Berlin
ueclares the British last night. were
launching fresh attacks.
Dutch advices from I'erman
sources afflrm that the British em?
ployed upward of two hundred tanks
m their onulaught on Ti*siiay.
Gains Except at
Fontaine Notre Dame
Ry Arthur S. Draper
LONDON, Nov. ... Ten thoun.nd
prisoners are unofflcially nported taken
!? the grflal Britiflh driva weat of
Cambrai, the Hindenburg line has been
breache.i for tflfl miles, and at one
point Goaoral Byag*i rictorioM troops
are six and a half mllet beyond their
GflBOral Haig telegraphel to night
that all thfl territory gau.nl hai been
? -fully con-'.i datfld fli i tati
axeept tha rillagi at I iBtaisfl Kotffl
i'arm . two and thrw ; irtBfl miles
we-t of Cambrai, whieh thfl (Jermans
'i.rr-d by a coir.ter .itfark.
Apparenti^ thr- flflflfliy ;.- r.i!l>ir:g fll
'rong hill ppflitiflfl of Hourlon
Wood, just north flf th. Hritish ??
iient. Thi wood begins a little above
p'ontain?- NotTfl L?ani<" Bad i'.minate.
British Cfl?fltiifl >mall
Major GflBfli il P B Haarico, chief
director of operations fll thi War Of?
fice, said today lhat Britiflh casu.l
lifll Blfl much les.i than the total of
prisoners official!. rOflortod counted,
which ii l***\
The Hritish. .te continued. had ad?
vanced lo a depth ot mx and one
h.lf miles at one point. record prog
re:,- for twenty-l'o-r hours on the
MTflflt fron' -iri-e trench warfare bt
gan and further than was gained ia
three months of lighting at Ypre?.
A remarkable tr.i.sform.tion hai
been carried out in the captured ter?
ritory. Thousands of engineer troopa
have built ro.ds, Ight r.ilw.ya, .nd
even bro.d gauge heavy rail line* right
up to the vicintty of the new b.ttle
front, the British war .-'.atement fl.id
to-night. A l.rge shar.- of the credit
for Byng's auecesi shoulu go to the
engifiecrr'. (ieneral Haig reported.
The Berlin officia! n port to-day ad
rr.itted .1! the gains H.ig claimcd, but
IflCaUM "flfflflOB flf thfl !r;;!.ting w.t
th.t the British advaneed considerably
beyond thr ir present lir.e and were re
pulsed. being driven back on the weflt
bank at the .Scheldt Canal to Ann?u -
nnd Fontaine .nd on the ea?t b.nk
back to their position* of dep.rture
at Rumilly, which is . little e.?t of
south of C.mbr.i ?nd about three mile*
How Account. Differ
Thus the two officials coincide in
important features. but the Berlin de?
tails of the fighting describ* a Kritiah
attempt to effect ? "break through,
which waa denied him tn the tirst d.y'.
attack," hy the m.ssed ifle of t.nkfl,
mf.ntry and c.v.lry.
"Before and behind our liafl. difl
tributed over the whole battlefield, lie.
the wreckage of tanks ahot to pieces,"
says the Berlin communoiue, clflimin*.
th.t avi.tors pla>ed . prominent p.rt
in the destruction. a.though II.ig r.
ported only f.ve (ierman machine* la
all flew fl??r thfl battlefield.
Berlin to-nrght reported th.t new
Hritish attacks south of C.mbr.i, m.d?
after strong artillery preparation, h.d
Il i* evident from offlci.l .nd un