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2 Years More
In France for
Part of Army,
Greatest Task of History in
Draft Calls Stop
On Official Order!
Troop6 Abroad Will Be!
Used for Many Months
in Police Duty
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.-No sooner;
bud governmental departments opened ?
to-day than the greatest problem of :
ti.e kind- this country has ever been I
called upon to solve came up for dis-j
cussion?the demobilization and re- ?
patriation of the expeditionary forces j
in Franco and elsewhere at the earliest j
possible moment, and the gradual re-J
turn of the navy to a peace basis.
Neither of these great tasks can be
accomplished for months. The last of;
the American soldiers abroad may not
return to their homes for two years,
owing to the'necessity of holding bases |
in Germany, of doing police duty in J
Russia and elsewhere, and of assisting |
in the assemblage and disposition of !
war materials. The navy may be called i
upon for service in patrolling the seas
and in the removal of mine barrages
which will employ its entire force until |
long after the bulk of the land forces j
have been brought home. D?mobilisa- j
tiun of the sea fo> .res is not, therefore, j
of such immedja'-e c<?ncern.
Early to-day an o"?c;* from th? Pre3-j
ident to Provost Marshal General
Crowder directed the cancellation of all i
outstanding draft calls and the setting i
aside of the November calls. This will j
stop the movement during the next five j
days of 252,000 men, already under way. ;
The November calls would have brought
S00,000 into service.
Many Start to Camps
A small number of men in Eastern
nates commenced entraining at 6 a. m.
to-day for cantonments, and the can- f
rellation came too late to effect their
status. They will be considered as in
the army, until demobilized.
Men not yet entrained, whether spe?
cially inducted or assembled by general
call, for whom the day and hour of J
service had been set by draft boards, j
will be considered as honorably dis?
charged and so paid
The American Army had reached a
total strength of 8,764,677 men when
hostilities ceased to-day, according to j
officiel figures at the War Department.
Of that 'number 2,200,000 had been
sent to France, Italy or Russia. The
remainder were under arms in camps
in this country.
Calls for the navy and marine corps ?
are not affected by the cancellation j
tin?! entrainment of men for these j
services will continue as ordered.
Secretary Daniels announced to-day i
that no immediate steps would be
taken toward demobilizing any part of
the naval forces of the United State.--.
It ivas hinted at the Navy Depart?
ment that the United States, the
%'orld'it richest nation and the least
sufferer from the war of all the great
powers, might be called upon to do
the greatest share of navy police work
for enforcement of armistice terms.
But the Secretary announced to-night
that he does not regard the convoying
of shipping to European ports neces?
sary, now, that hostilities have ceased.
70,000 from Navy Now in Europe
About 70,000 members of the naval
establishment, including the matines
with General Pershing'u army, are now
in Europe. Mr. Daniels said with?
drawal of the marinea would be in
accord with the army's demobilization
plans, adding that in all previous wars
?where marines have been employed
they remained usually longer near the
scene of hostilities than any other
Early orders withdrawing from ser
tice the naval coastal patrol service
from Canada t?> Brazil may be ex?
pected. Mr. Daniels indicated, although
. plans ia this regard are not yet com?
It was pointed out that the navy
has been charged with the duty of
training crews for the great numbers
of merchant ships being commissioned
by the Shipping Board. The Secretary
anticipates continuing that work until
tome new plan is provided. Since it is
? vital element, both of demobilization
and reconstruction work in Europe,
that great merchant tonnage should,
Dfl immediately available, it was said
to be improbable to Mr. Daniels that
any reduction of the naval forces being
trained to man such ships could be
Undertaken in the near future.
The majority of the navy's tem?
porary construction work ashore has
been completed, and work on buildings
und other shore facilities now in prog?
ress is largely concentrated upon the
three great naval stations at Newport,
R. L; Great Lakes, Illinois, and Hamp-j
ton Road?, Virginia. The facilities,
there will always be' needed by the!
navy, Mr. Daniels ?aid, and no curtail-I
ment of this construction work is toi
Secretary Baker later announced !
that CO far as practical, all men who i
rave been called and who have not I
yet completed their training will be j
immediately turned back to civilian
? Mr. Baker made this statement after
pj conference which included the heuds
J*>\' practically every important bureau
of the War Department.
?'All that can be said now," he said,
"?a that further call? and inductions!
under the draft have been suspended, |
and that so far as we can those men ?
who have been called, but who have
not completely passed through the
camns, will be turnea back to civilian
Telegrams to ths 4,500 or more local
draft boards cancelling calls were pre?
pared two days ago, at General Crow
der's orders, and only the word of the
General Staff ?as needed to release
Hold Hoard?? Ready
It ia pointed out tn the orders to ?
local boards that their work is to con-?
tinue, and that the draft machinery'
will remain in readiness to function
quickly again, however remote the pos- ;
bibility of its necessity.
Practically every man in the 300,000
called to enter service in November
n registrant on September 12,
vhtn 'he eighteen to forty-five yea.
ag?' limit baeame effective. More than
.'',000,000 men to date have been
ordered into military service under
operation of the selective servie?; law,
and more than 2,700,000, including
nearly everv man found physically fit |
and without dependent or industrial :
exemption of the original twenty-one ?
to thirty-one year group, has joined
One call, for a few thousand men to
join the navy, is now being prepared j
by tiie provost, marshal.
During the interval between the ces- ;
sation of hostilities and the conclusion
of the peace conference, it i?? assumed j
that the major portion of* General
Pershtng'a expeditionary forces in
Franc*; must be retained there. It is i
possible also that for reasons of inter
national politics, some American gar- ,
risons may be kept in disputed ter- '?
ritory, even after the actual peace ;
negotiations bave been brought to a ;
Many Troops Coming Back
Troops which have seen the longest ,
service in France probably will be re- j
turned home, soon to be replaced by
new men now in this country, who will
perform guard or other duty overseas.;
There are more than l.Q.00,000 men ,
now in camps in th/- United States.
Return home of American naval ?
forces -- battleship'.', destroyers, sub-!
marines, converted yachts, ?upply ships j
and other craft -also will follow the!
end of the war,
fiven with hostilities ended, however, !
much other naval work aside fiom that !
of taking over and guarding German j
and Austrian naval vessels remains to
be done. Removal of thousands of |
mines laid by Allied, American and j
German navies will form no small part
of this work, and undoubtedly the fleet i
of mine sweeping and laying craft sent j
overseas by the United States will as?
sist ?n this gigantic task. The great- |
est mine field is that put down in the ?
North Sea as a barrage against Ger- \
man submarines. The mines were man- ?
ufactured in this country, and were laid :
largely by American ships.
Local Boards Here
Win High Praise
For Raising Army\
The President's order, stopping en-,
trainments for the National Army,!
caught about 3,000 draft registrants of'
this city yesterday on the point of de- !
parture. About .'!00 of them were al- ;
ready speeding southward when draft ?
officials arrived at entrainment points
to turn the tentaive soldiers back to
civilian life. ?
Chairmen of draft boards? were en- j
gaged in the final checking up of their
quotas when the order reached them. I
Registrants, all of them of the Septem-1
ber 12 enrolment, were gathering up
their parting gifts and weathering a
shower of tobacco and candy. Theyj
were mildly celebrating the news of,:
the armistice. About the gate? of the
terminals at Jersey City, Hoboken and !
Long Island City stood hundreds of
relatives waving farewells. .
Then came the tidings of deferment.;
For fully a minute there was a pause I
of silent bewilderment. To some of the i
foreign-born in the contingent the
nsvvs seemed too good to be true. But j
when realization came the men, for the |
most part, dashed madly for exits into
the arms of loved ones for a joyous re- ?
A riot was precipitated at the Long|
'Island Railroad Station in Long Island1
City, where four men were arrested.;
charged with disorderly conduct. The
tumult which followed the demobilis?
ing of the quotas reached such pro?
portions that mounted policemen and
reserves from the Hunter's Point Pre?
cinct werea summoned. The police
singled out a man, who said he was i
Dominick Rocco, thirty, of 23 Bogart
Street, as leader of the disturbing ele?
ment. Patrolman Thomas Fitzpatrick
was taking him to the station house
when hundreds of registrants attempted
to free the prisoner. Using his re?
volver and nightstick, Fitzpatrick ar?
rested two men, who said they were j
Carmine Sivigleo, 971 Flushing Avenue,1;
and Joseph Buoncovo, of ?7?i Bushwick j
Avenue. The men were taken to the |
station house, where they were charged i
with disorderly conduct. ?
Martin Conboy, director of the draft I
for New York City, announced that
while President Wilson's order stops
dispatching of 13.000 draft registrants
to camps this week it does not provide
for a cessation of the draft work here.
Filing of questionnaires, classifica?
tion and examination of registrants
and ?'very other function of the draft
! will be maintained in full operation, he
To Find Work for
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.- The work of
j returning soldiers to their former civil?
ian status in the industrial life of the
nation has been turned over to the De?
partment of Labor, and is being
handled by a special committee, headed
by Felix Frankfurter. An organization
is ready for the use of the authorities
j m the same machinery which has car
j ried out the provisions of the "work or
J iight" order, and it is understood that
; this will be used largely in the task of
I finding positions for the men.
Under this plan each local draft
! hoard will bo constituted a central
| labor office for the district in which it
? is situated, and will place the men who
were sent by it to the army to the po
; sitions found vacant.
Under the above heading the Detroit
Free Press, among other things says:
?'The theory is that soldiers whose feet
are in good condition can walk further
and faster than Midiera who have corns
and bunions incused in rawhide."
The Pluttsburg Camp Manual advise*
men in training to shake Foot?Ease in
their shoes each morning.
Allen'? Foot-Ease is used by the
American, French and British troops,
because it takes tho Friction from
the Shoe and freshens the feet. There
is no foot comforter equal to Allen's
Foot-Eo.se,Jtho nntisopt ie, healing powder
to be shaken into the shoes and sprinkled
in the foot-bath, the standard remedy I
f<jr over 25 years for hot, tired, aching, I
perspiring, smarting, swollen, tender j
feet.corns, bunions, blisters or callouses, J
Why not order u dozen or rn to
boxes to-day from your Druggist or i
Dap'fc. storo to mail to your friends in
training camps and in thoarmy aud uavy. j
Yanks Marched to Glory
In Their Last Advance
Ihrough Mud and Rain They Drove the Boche
Toward the German Border, Writing a Glorious -
annal in American History
This ?s tits story of the last day's advance made by Persing's men
in the great war. The stride toward Berlin was halted by the signing
?f the armistice.
By Wilbur Forrett
(.Special Calle to The Tribune)
(Copyright, 1918. by The Tribune Inc.?
WITH THE AMERICAN FIRST ARMY
IN PURSUIT OF THE ENEMY, Sun?
day, Nov. 10.?Politics, Congressional
elections, Austria's capitulation and
peace talk generally had not an inch,
of space in the minds of our troops
to-day. The one and only purpose in
every mind from the general's down
was the pursuit of the fleeing enemy,
which for the last twenty-four hour-;
has gone relentlessly forward.
I walked over thirteen miles of
captured soil on Sunday, eight of which
were taken in this offensive, and slept
last night in Buzancy, whieh town to?
day began to pass outside of the range
of the enemy's shelling. No American
advance in our military history can
compare to this one. The stdries ol
the tramp, tramp of thousands of Ger?
man feet, hour after hour, through th?:
streets in Brussels in August, 1914,
can now be compured with the Amer?
ican flood of guns and men througl:
Buzancy as they left the eonquerec
Argonrie and entered the Ardennes.
Beginning late Sunday and following
the skirmish lines of the infantry, ou?
light guns began to pass through th?
streets and beyond, going into actiot
occasionally on the roads as they ad
vanced. At nightfall on Sunday prac
tically all light weapons had passe?
Buzancy and the roads became aliv
with motor trucks carrying forwar?
ammunition for the guns. This phas
of the advance was proceeding whe
I crossed the bridge into the town a
?6 o'clock last night. A new bridg
spanned the small stream, replacin
the one the enemy had blown up, ou
engineers laying it just behind th
doughboys who skirmished throug
the town, finding it unoccupied.
Heavy Guns Arrive
The third phase began with darknei
under a driving rain and chilling win
It was the arrival of the heavy gun
Behind them came more motor truci
with heavy shells and then came in
pitch blackness toward 10 p. m. t]
most glorious stage of all?the doug
boys, whose rhythmic tramp, tram
tramp and often slush, slush, slu
through the deepening mud beeaj
constant and steady. Without won
w'ithout hesitation, in silence exec
for the sound of their fett, the khc
columns of men moving abreast a
against the rain flowed steadily f<
ward throughout the night. Occa- ,
sionelly the officers' fharp commands '
were heard as the linee converged from
the different roads into Busancy's main
.street. These were the thousands of :
American youth supporting the thinner ?
line? ahead, which were keeping the
contact with the enemy's rear guards.
Nobody knew where or when the
mainpLpdy of the enemy would try to
stand against our advance; no one
cared; the order 'was "On to'vard Ger?
many!" and the American army was
following its orders just as resolutely
.-..-: the Kaiser's columns marched
through Antwerp toward France in the
famous days of 1514. You could
hardly see from the curbstone, it was
so dark, but the steady tramp, tramp
told that they were passing in thou?
Meanwhile in a shell-torn chateau
fifty feet away I found American doc?
tors bending over the wounded, who
Cdum back on stretchers from some?
where up ahead. From within we
could hear the sputtering cracks of
tile little 75? up there along with
the tramp of the American feet out
Bid?. The task of mercy went or.
swiftly and deftly under the acetylene
flares held by the orderlies. The en?
emy shells whined over us and occa?
sionally burst, but they were few and
Our Heavies Open
Toward 11 o'clock, with ear-splitting
crashes, the batteries of our heavies be?
gan to open lire. The concussion of
the guns brought down plaster iron-.
the walls and rattled the entire struct?
ure, but between each crash and at
intervals of three minutes the almost
silent work of mercy and the steady
tramp of feet outside continued.
Two of these doctors joined the
Tribune correspondent and his com?
panion at a small table for a cup of
boiling tea during a lull in tending
the wounded. One had three minutes
of this repose before a wounded soldier
with dangling leg was laid on the
operating table three feet away. With
the same resolution of the doughboys
fighting beyond Buzancy and those
marching to their support through the
driving rain outside, he put aside the
big porcelain teacup and went to the
aid of the hero, lie was Dr. Edward
Miller, of Baltimore, whose son is in
the army and might have been at that
moment marching through the rain out
there. His companion was Dr. Emmet
Faer, of Cincinnati.
Both hove slept little and worked
constantly since Friday morning. Their
operating stations were changed five
times, constantly as near the fast mov?
ing battle line as possible and under
constant shell fire until last night,
when the enemy had pulled back or
lost too many guns to fire with much
The doctor's chief assistant in this
dressing station was Sergeant Charle.;
Copenhofer, of 785 Summit Avenue,
Cincinnati, whose ancestors went to
that city not many generations back.
Early to-day, as the dressing station
again moved forward, Charles moved
another step back toward Germany in
a manner his ancestors would never
have dreamed of.
Enemy Fire Ceaises
Reports from message bearers
earlier to-day told us the line was
going steadily north of Buzancy. The
enemy shell fire ceased entirely. Un?
der the dimmest gray morning light
the heavy guns?heavier than any
which had passed before?began to
crawl along between the infantry col?
umns behind the chugging American
made caterpillar tractors. Somebody,
said they were going to positions from
which they were beginning to shell th?;
main enemy railway line? at ?Sedan.
Later this morning we followed the
infantry northward toward Fosse,
where we heard that the line was so
far advanced that it was useless to
continue because the enemy was stead?
Making our way back afoot, it was
almost 10 a. m. to-day, under clearing
skies, when we passed the last strag?
gling columns of Uncle Sam's men on
their forward march. Behind them
came more guns and trucks and every
description of army material and
equipment. Divisions, brigades, even
array corps and staff officer;; were
sieving up in autos.
The .cenc-s over this shell-torn
ground, where the enemy dead were ?
still unburied, some behind machine j
guns, others about cannon crushed by !
our* shell tire, cannot be adequately
written. It is sufficient to say it is
the path of our greatest victory, on j
the formidable hilly wooded ground ;
which the enemy believed he could
hold with his rapidly diminishing
forces. Some fought to a bitter death,
but the majority took the safest
method of getting back to Germany? '?
a general retreat.
AH Kinds Taken .
The American advance was so rapid
of many services, indiscriminately
of many services, indiscriminateily
mixed, were taken. Four doctors with
horse-drawn ambulances containing
wounded captured were intact to-day
in the vicinity north of Fosse. Officers
commanding enemy battalions, with
their staff's, were taken in several lo?
calities, while the soldiers in many
villages were coming out of cellars
with their hands above their heads.
Most every village evacuated show?
signs of vandalism. The priceless li?
brary in Chateau Landreville was sub?
jected to tilth and disgusting ruina- '
lion, while the chalices and priests'
robes in Buzancy's church were found
packed ready for shipment into Ger- ?
The Big Job's Done
Allied and American heroism, with the help of Almighty
God, and with the Holy Spirit and strength of a whole world
of Freemen back of it, has conquered?The Prussian Beast
and his whelp lie dead or caged?"The Day" of the Hun,
when might was to become right and Liberty was to be
chained, shall never come. Henceforth Freedom reigns for
all and forever. May God's mercy be upon our own and the
Allied dead?His blessing on the living, whose heroism and
sacrifice made this day possible.
One other thing, exceedingly insignificant,
though it appears in comparison, makes
this a most wonderful day for us, for it is
Our 31st Business Birthday
Thirty-one years ago, on November 12th, the first Brill store was opened
in New York; To-day, we operate seven large shops, and in a business
way we celebrate and display our thankfulness for the great measure of
success that we have been permitted to achieve by offering as our Birth?
day Present to Men
Overcoats and Suits
Priced for This Occasion Only
The Overcoats were formerly priced up to $55, the suits up to $45.
Most of them are Kuppenheimer 1918-19 models and fabrics. That
tells sufficiently well what they are and indicates that they offer
you the very best and most desirable clothing obtainable anywhere.
Others are choice Brill Suits and Overcoats of similar former prices.
Included are ulsters and ulsterettes.
Similar Birthday Presents in Haberdashery, Hats and Boys' Clothing
The Kuppenheimer House in New York
44 ?East 14th St. Broadway, at 49th Street 1456 B'way, at 42d St.
47 Cortlandt St. 125th St., at 3d Ave. 279 Broadway
2 ?Flatbush Ave.
Mons Falls as ]
On to Border:
British Push to Belgian
Frontier as Armistice
Town Was Field
Of Early Battles
Pays Warm Tribute
LONDON, Nov. IL?Mon., the Bel?
gian town near where the British
troops engaged in bitter fighting with
the Germans at the beginning of th''
war, was captured early this morning
by Canadian troops and General Horne,
according to Field Marshal Haig's an?
In his night statement Haig said that
at the cessation of hostilities the Brit?,
ish had reached the general line of tho
Franco-Belgian frontier, ea*t of Aves
nes, Jumont, Sivry, four miles east of
Mons, Chievres, Lessines and Grarn
Th* Belgian frontler east of the For?
est of Trelon, east of Ave.sney, was
re?che? by the French, according to
the Palis War Office announcement to?
day. Italian troops entered the town
o? Kocroi, less iba'i two.miles frojn the
French For?e Meuse
After hard fighting the French forced
passages of the Meuse between Vrigne
The night French statement said:
"in the fifty-?second month of a war
without precedent in history, the !
French army, with the aid of the Allies, ;
has achieved the defeat of the enemy, j
"Our troops, animated by the purest .
spirit of sacrifice and ?riving during
four years of uninterrupted lighting a
sublime example of endurance and
heroism daily, have fulfilled the task
confided to them by the mother coun?
try, meeting at tiniks with indomitable
energy the enemy assaults aad at other
times themselves attacking ? thus'
Forced Hun to Be?
"They have, after a decisive offensive
of four ?cjonths, thrown into disorder,
beaten and thrown out of France the
powerful German army. They hare ;
compelled it to beg for peace.
"All the conditions required for the '
suspension of hostilities having been
accepted by the enemy an armistice ;
came into force to-day at 11 o'clock."
Dinner to Bishop Gore
English Clergyman Prepares :
to Return Home
The Federal Council of the Churches ;
; ?f Chript in America gave a farewell j
| luncheon yesterday at the Cosmopo?- ?
; tan Club for the Rt. Rev. Charles Gore, j
Bishop of Oxford. The organization
made him the bearer of a message to
the Church of England and the Na
. tional Council of the Evangelical Free
Churches of England sind Wales, ap
; preciative of the Bishop's mission of
: harmony and cooperation.
"We suggest,"the message said, "that I
! we continue to interchange messen?
ger*, our pastors and laymen, our
I teachers of theology, our missionaries,
I our students."
Bishop Gore expressed fear that Ger- j
man revolutionists might reach a point
where they would se.ek to repudiate all <
responsibility for Germany'? conduct
of the Mar and all national debt and j
liability. "My exuberance," he said, "is !
ovenvh.elmed by an extraordinary anx-!
i iet" for the conditions that shall fol
' low in G*rmany and other section s of ,
! Stop* Expiosi we Plant Works
WASHINGTON, Nor. 11.?Secretary
I Daniels announced to-night that he J
; had ordered work stopped on the new j
] naval explosive plant in Wisconsin, and j
I that the projected $4?,000,000 naval ni- j
? trate plant at Indian Head, Md., would I
not be built.
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?afetv deposit feeiihies at ?
tiaae when the feaaaal foe
?fee?- Urgdy exceed? tbc a?,
P'J. *f ?evite aat impectio?
Shermaa National Btafc
Fifth ?rcame at Stm? Sfeant
Roads to Stay Und?
U.S. Rule 21 Month,
Rail Administration Planting
to Haul Great Amount ?f
WASHINGTON. Nor. lL-JUii?^,
will continua under goverameat Wr,
trol until twenty-one month? (ft,,
peace has been declared officially. It?.
jess Congress meanwhile caactt ecit
legislation shortening UiU period, or
providing for permanent Fefail'di
The railroad administrates U jl?r.
ning for the hauling of a great q??-:
tity of "reconstruction freight" _? the
next year or two. and reganfc eon
tinuar.ee of pooling of facilftti i;
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