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A!.L MERCHANDISE ADVER
TISED IN THE TRIBUNE
IS GUARANTEED
ilritmnc
WEATHER ?
Fair to-day and to-morrov.; litdfl
rhange ln temperature. Moderale
west wlnda. becomlng varlable.
I* ill Report on I'age 15
First to Last?the Truth: News ? Editorials ? Advertisements
Voi. LXXVI1 No. ir?027
rCop.TTtghl 1117?
The Tribune ,\a?'nl
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, L917
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Joint Command
To Direct Italians;
Cadorna Deposed
Permanent Body Set
Up at Conference of
British, French
and Italians
Ousted Commander
Gets Advisory Post
Active Co-operation on
Entire West Front
Is Promised in
New Order
;By Tbs Aaacclaled Pr?a-?]
ITALIAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS,
Nov. 8.?The conference of British,
French and Italian representatives has
re-ulted in the creation of a perma?
nent Interallied Military Committee.
New .eadership for the Italian army
has been provided.
Cadorna on Committee
General Cadorna, who has bren in
gup-eme command of the Italian army
gince the beginning of tbe war, has
been -river. ? j.lace on the B?w commit?
tee.
General Diaz has been appointed first
in command, w-.th General Badoglio
gecor.d ar.d General Grandino third.
General Foch, Chief of Staff of the
French War Ministry, and General
Wilson. sub-chief of the British Gen?
eral Staff, will serve on the Interallied
committee with General Cadorna.
Among military oflcon the deeision
of the Allies to crrate a permanent mil?
itary committee ha.- eauied great satis
fact'ion. it il aeceptcc! as evidence that
the Allies hevo awakened to the neces
foi the closest union of the whole
len-rth of the Wflfltern front for the,
political and military conduct of the
war.
General Diaz is rated as er.e of the
flblflflt Itahan military leaders. For
vc-ars he was connected with the Gen?
eral Staff. He took part in the Libyan
war. loxviBg ts ? colonel. and Was
?aoande - tbat he asked tc
be wrapped in a f.-cg. feeling that death
wai at band. Hl h**1 rendered disf.n
f-jished service in the praaent ram
II is from Southern Italy.
General Badogh-- il a N'.rtherner In
ar he ha? been in command of
a bncfcde of Be.- ?Oflfl hcroie.
deeds have dor.e much tfl decrease the
rrarity ol thi ,
General Grandma w?i Minister of
- the Cabinet of premier Bosehi
I of the leading ---?nerals of
-y.
Italian King Confers
With Lloyd George and
Painleve; Troops on Way
hj th* Ai"".i-A Pr~"l
ITALIAN MILITARY BONE. Nov. I,
Bo. troopb are
? :,t.
? ?
? > o con
? of two hoan to-day with King
. The military rneas
. : - ' " ' "-ua
-rere lUneai ' -*? ?Bd eor
dial coP.aboratior.. 0* leanng thi
? -.ch and Bntifal.
.-ar.I the front.
In ti "rT3)lcr
the French Pre
i'aui Fair:.- BI rt*
? iBdo; Lieutenant
, chief
' :,.army
hegd -
?
ea; the Ital?
ian 1 liniitci Baroa Sonnino,
? * *t MllllOBI
cBoullloB
? the French
??;r.i-try, ar.d their staffa.
New Inter-Allied
Military Board to
Meet Twice a Month
? TatflaaP*-*" Ital
? -. dealinj
- ?ri tjrree
, create an
ch wiii
force*
.. ' , ? ?
nt ot*
... ' ig r'-??on U) '?? ?--?- th?
g Pn
- - :. mflmber of the IVoi ?
manent
inter-Alllld
BBfl fll
drawn H] ' ally*
? em.
? least
roal ? ot the
, . * of each i
...
m* I
J500 Shells Fired at
Americans Daily
tr Tt* Aaa'.-.l'aVl fr-aaal
...?.?
troopi ln I
'
ghell*
r?*gOJ to
tbat ?
l a ar.I
.
0 .?>..-. 0 '.a-r-nar,
oa../
<it\ri,Kgt ttOi '''"'??
7r? /
bllnj" WltK ggnd grid aaa'--'
.rg ln ri?ar:ngthe
trer.eaca.
Italians Stand
On Piave Line
To Give Battle
British and French Troops
Reach Front?Teutons
Advance in Snow
LONDON, Nov. 9.?All douM whether
the Italian army would stand upon the
line of the t'pper Brenta and Piave
rivers for their counter etroke against
the enemy was removed to-day hy the
official army statement from Rome,
which n
"Our troops continue to arrive"* and
e.'tahiish themselves on the positioni
which iiavo been chosen for the re
sittance." The communique. adds that
the Italian eovering units are con
tir.uing to hold back the enemy's ad
vanced guards, inflicting levert losses
on them.
Ileaawhile, with the crcation of an
inter-Allied eommittee to take churge
of military operations, and the arrival
of strong British and French forces,
w-ho are now beginning to arrive on
the Piave front, the military situation,
in Italy is swiftly approaching the
stage whirh will uritaeea a great test
of arms between the defendert, and the
invaders on Italian aoil. 5tanding on
a front compressed within thirly miles
and powerfu'.ly fortified in the days
preceding and following Teutonic dfl.
.-cer.t upon the Ver.etlan p'alr.s, the
Italian army would seem to ha\e every
chance of cheeking, if not hurlir.g back,
the enemy't onrueh.
The Au.stro-Gcrrr.ar; forces, somewhat
handicapped by a drivmg anowfltonn
and pouring rain, have overcome the
iast Italian rearguanls
on the Liventa and are pushing for?
ward towara the Piave through tr.e
mountains and plains, Beriin officinlly
! to-dav.
Before the hills of Treviso they have
.pneountered opposition of the fll
sort, Italian hatteries piaced on the
ridges pouring ."-hell into their ranks
and inflietm-' many casualtits.
The- delay c-used to von Below's
forcos in thia loetoz permitted the main
itahan army to retreat over the Piave
without molestation, saving all their
gun.s and ammunition.
Coineident with the military drive
through Venel a the f'ermaris are con
ductir.g a political offensive through?
out the terr.tory they have occupied in
an effort to waaa the Latin population
cway from ailrgiance to the:r country.
They are reported to have IflflUfld a
proclamation to the people of I'dine
txhortir.g the Iatter to rcmain calm,
aaauring them their homes and prop
r.re safe from molestation, and
ending with an appeal to them to eaat
off the "yoke" of British influence.
Teutons Control More
Than Sixty Miles of
Railroads in Italy
? _.,., , 7~-spr:.r'fnr?)
vVASHINGTON. Nov 9. The Austro
German armies are in pos.-.ession of
more than sixty miles of Italian rail?
road?, rontrolling more than thirty
miles of the line from Grado, on the
Adriatie, toward Venice, and about an
equal amount of the trachage of rail?
road in the north, with I.'dme as its
centre.
Control of these facilities, togetner
with a large part of thfl extanaivfl ?""?
?ials in Nertheaaten
supplied the enemy with advantageoua
- of eommuaieation, of which tho
invaders already are making nee.
II 1 a procla?
mation to thfl populatio.i of the city of
Udine exhorting the people to remain
calm assunr.g them that their home;
| not be moleeted aad that thcii
property would hc respectco, conclurJ
ing by urging them to ca.st off the
f Britiah influence.
afteial dispatchen received to-da>
ir.dicatlng that the Anglo French mi.i
tary forces dlapatehed to Italy have
:aces at the front wen
to mean that the Aiiieri re
,,.for- 1 not berfltofon
ta t> ?? froi | on account of the ln
? the prcparaiionn for
?'' ,ll!'
tr.e international armv is t<
rn ned itai
. .j to '?'? thfl Piave, ep>
I ten fortified and th*
.-, rearguarda will fail baek to it
mdua rdiag the enerr.y s ad
, along tn?
i , -,. , Rivei and at o'h-r vaatagfl
- retreat to the Piave.
llritl'r gdvaneiug on Ji-rvt'ilem -
AUiea twei Ganuam trenrliee olong
Went front-other vnr news, on
1 nf/e 3.
Editor Charged
With Treason
Seeks Office
B. Prieth, a Pro-German,
Runs for Commissioner
in Newark
Was Presiding Genius
Of the "Freie Zeitung"
UpheM Hearst and Said
Victory for Allies Was
Unthinkable
Irttaff Corr-apor.rt.nce'
NEWARK, -N'ov. B. The Hohenzol?
lern issue is hcrc.
Scmcthin-r ?* happening in this city
which could probably happen nowher
in the world except in the United States
.af America.
A man under indictment by a Federal
grand jury oil the charge of treason is :
mnninir for thfl hifhSflt offlcfl which the
Citjf has to utTcr -that of Commissioner. j
The man is Benedict Prieth, former
editor of the NtW Jersrii Freie Zei
tunp. If eOBTiet*d of the crime with
which hc is charged he may be sen
tenced to death, sent to the Federal
penitentiary for not less than five
: year.-, or fined not less than $10,000.
To l rge Death Pcnalty
Charles F. Lyr.ch, United States Dis
! trict Attorney, says that Ifl event of
conviction "the death penalty very
likely will be urged."
Hardly anybody expects that Prieth
wfl] be convirted of treason. Nor does
anybody seriously expect that he will |
bfl elected City Commissioner. But one
thing is certain: If Prieth is elected it '
will constitutc an indorsement by New?
ark of treasonable utterances of the
Zcituii'i which constituted the
evidence on which he waa indicted.
Meanwhile, the object of the charge
the most serious ,n the atatotfl books ;
' of the I'nited States manages his
large personnl property l,oldinps hy
dfl]. eaiBPaigoa ly night, ar.d looks for
' ward to hi impending dflstia* at the
i polls or in thr- Federal court vith about
ti-unl concern.
To the- other BBBflB*] feature*. of
I the case is adde.l thi tot\ t'lat Prieth
j ig a man of unusual influence and
stand;ng. 1'ntil three months affl he
'(Hsurei- flf thfl Rflpablicaa .-tate
[ Comm;"ec of Hou Jflf ey. Rfl i? a!
f Princeton, a member of
virtually every eilic organization in
Newark. the owner of several hundred
flf property,1
and a prominent flfBI* ifl Newark no
ci*l life.
[adietld Bit* him are his brother,'
Edwin 8. Priflth, William J. Von Ka'
eler, formerly mflBflgiag editor of the
"Freie ZeitflBg;" Henry Wacehtcr, city
editor, and ita;,- ron HundelbaoflflB,
forniT associate editor. The two
Prieth < are at liberty on bond of I2f.>
ich, and thfl three other men on
bond of $6,000 each.
Two indictments were returned
t thi tivi by the Fe-'ernl grnnd
jury. "nc charges them with treason;
the other with violation of the MpiOB*
Botll indictments are based
on artielfll published in the
"Freie Zeitui
The indictment under the espionage
based on some half-dosen ar?i
?vhicli wfll* pnbl ? r June
I en thfl act wei.t into erTcct. Hut
thfl indictment for flllflged rr.a-.on is
based on flTticlflfl pabliahfld prior to
that da'c.
B*H****fl Caai Claai
"Bifon thi ei pionflge ar*," raid Mr.
. t, "a number of pro
Gennan papers eemed to haia thfl id?u
they could pubhsh anythibg they
,. 00 fllTort to prove
wfln wrong. Tl.e atfltementa
which form the basis for the indict
? amoBBt, I b*li**e, t* ? elear
.; agaiast the Uaited
ieh Bflta ?w not Difli* ladii
?-; th.'V are dfllibentl flttflBiptl
npar this country in ita prosecu
tion of thfl wa..''
Thfl tr**fl*fl in-lirtment la based on
twenty-nlne dilTerent editorial extract
which were publiahed m the h'reie
Zettuna ottot thfl dcclaration of war.
A few iflnplflfl:
"Tho mat-- flf the people do not
believe in thil war, and believe that
it was dflllrfld only by high nn.-inc
as a last n,flflll tfl B**? lt* mill?
ions."
"Thflffl is only one way for r.ng
Isnd to AYoid aobjflctioii by hai gi i
and 'hat I- prai-.-."
"ir.-.t tha PraflidflBt li williag tfl
do BTflryihiBg t* defatal Gflrmanv aad
i ,;? .-? ident '"rom
hia hatred for everything G*nBBI "
"Here in this ro-.irtry they now
to baild ibiBl ?t high pre-suraj
th* I bfl itl work I'aster. bv
the time thfl ships are furnished it
may be too lati."
?? .-'.vernment, hnplano s
vish is as good as a command."
?'!!,,? go4.'.-r.::i'-iit nniiouncr.1 lt
Continued on Last Page
HOUSEWIVESl
lo-dny Thr. Tril-unr Inatitutr, workinj? in doM
,,.||._boration with thi- U. S. Dept of ARriculturr thr
BuWM Ol M,rkr?M Md Ihr Bur-au of Foodi and DlUgl
of th. C.ty Boaref o. Health. inaUKurate., .. .??* ?**?J*
anel hi,'hly inforn.al.vr de-parlmmt ? "MARKE I Q^O
iaiions fo* tbe HOUSEWIFE."
|,.t IV TribtJM bfllp solvr your "_^^_^J~
ta ????_,,?., wi.h the- FOOD ADMINISTRAIIONS
I -.nomy plans.
Turn to P-if--- 6 now!
fiThi* gfrifrttttt^
Broadway Signs
Can Blaze Only
3 Hours Nightly
Order From Garfield Will
Allow Illumination From
7:45 to 11 P. M.
The brilliant compgny that winki
and dnnccs above that cluttered plank
rogd, Broadway, gambolled last night
?vi'.h its accustomed automatic aban
don, in blissful ignorance that its days
of unfcttered freedom were almost over.
Meanwhi'io in Washington the Fuel
Administrator issued on order limiting
the use of fuel for clectrical d'.splay
advertising to the hours between 7:4,',
and 11 p. m. This is the government's
tirst move toward climinating unessen
tial industriea to save coal.
But not a hint of the decree dimmed
the pride last night of the strutting
peacock at Forty-fourth Street. With
confidence born of a month on Broad?
way, the radiant bird spread his flash
in-j tail, while the little wriggly d;.r.-, t
pranced about, and the waterfall, so
soon to become a periolic phenomenon,
splashed and bubbled luminously.
A few blocks to the south the Busch
eagle flappcd motonously, with a sug
gestion of the raven about its move
ments, but without arousing the pre
monitions which accompany that croak
ingbird.
The eat plaved Iieht-heartedly with
its spool of thread above the Times
:;quare throngs, and the radiant
giantess who snends her evenings at
Fifty-second Street and Broadway put
ting on and taking off her corsets was
occupied with her accustomed avoca
tion.
All the protests of the Broadway As
Fociatioi, the National Billposting As?
sociation, the Hotel Men's Association
and the National Painted Sign Asgocia
tion have fallen upon barren ground.
Theatre crowds will enter places of
tmusement surrounded bv the corrus
cating panoply of the old Broadway.
but they v.ill cmerge in the shadow of
war. ...
Kxcept for the brilliant edvertising
signs, Broadway is not a well lighted
thoroughfaro. Just now temporary
structures erected in connection with
the construction of the new subway
tower aloft in various open spots, cut
ting off from each aide of the street the
llgBtfl of the other.
The plank roof of the subway forms
the roadway in most places. S:de4valki
are constricted by scantling fenccs,
which guard craUri in which lie ugly
stretehes of rustcd pipes. Now and
then through the mave of pipes or.e can ;
peer down into the uncomely vitala t>{ j
the city.
liat despite it all taoon the lights >
will g'.ow only a little over three hours
? night. _
[JietniU of the plan to snve coal
i," Pug* LI.)
Saw Germans
Crucify Nun
In Belgium
Nailed Her to Convent Door
and Murdered Sisters,
Capt. Fallon Charges
Captain David Fallon, a young Irish
Australian veteran of Gallipoli and
Belgium. thrilled 200 artists flt the
Society- of Il!u?*.iatorV dir.ner r. tl.e
Ketel des Artistes last night with thfl
story of German atrocities he has
icen.
"In Belgium," said the young cap
? i
tain, "I saw a Mother Ruperior cruci- j
tied to the door of her convert, ajr4
within the bodies of noble women, who
had consecrated their lives to the
t-aching of the young and min:*ering
to the poor, cut to pieces and muti'.
t.*ed.
"In Belgium I saw an aged black
rmith, his folded hands pinned to his
anvil, and a note on his breas*. pi~>
claimlng in German 'He will shoe no
more of the horses of our enem-'S '
Grrmans Cut Britons* Heads Off
"U'hen it came our turn our boys
went into the trenches to do their bit.
And, as has happened to your boys, the
trenches wsre raided, and when the
clash was over some of our boys were
missir.g. The next day we saw their
hpuds. Cutting them from their bodie?.
the Beehea had stuck them on bayonets
abovo the trenches, scarce fifty yards
away. That time, when the word came.
our boys waited for no barrage before
they went over and in the enemy's
trenches. There we found our com
rades crucitied and disemboweled and
otherwise mutilatcd. And then and
there, gcntlemen, we vowed that nevr
igaia wo-.id we sparc a German life.
"Once. in the trenches. I asked a
German captain for a truce in which
to bury the dead and aid the woj-nded.
Ile agreed. and wc approarhed ea h
other-' lines under white flags. A?
we neared, the Germans suddenly
dropped to the ground, ar.d over them
pourod a hail of machine-gun bullets.
"Agam, when we had *ome trapped
in a corn*r of ? dugout and I was
about to bemb them, they threw up
theil hands, crying 'Merci, kamerad.' I
loarered my arm, and. as l did a sol?
dier cried, 'They are attacking you from
behind, sir.' I gr-ve. them the bomb and
-.v,. eat our way OUl as hest we could.
The only time a German cres 'kem
erad' is arhen he ha.s i.o more bombs,
no more c.irtridges. no more chance to
use knife or bayonet.
No Mercy to tiermana
"Bul are don't fool with bomhs ar,y
more. When they cry out from a dug?
out for 'Mer, i, kamerad.' we ask how
many there are down there. lf the an?
swer comes back, "Si-,' we churk in a
THE PYTHON
How Udine May Be Saved
WASHINGTON, Nov. 0.?The (ierman invaders of Italy have issued I pnu-laniation to the
i.om.l'ition of the eitv of Udine cxhorting the people to remain --aim. assurinj? them
thn? their homes would not be molested and that their property would be respected,
concluding by urging them to cast off the yoke of British influence.
Bolsheviki Get Moscow;
Offer 3 Months Truce
For Peace Conferenee
Lenine Defines His Peace
PETROGRAD, Nov. '.>.?Nikolai Lenine and his Bolshevik MMciatM
cutlined Uurt night Utfl aims and decisions of the Military Revolutionary
Committae as foUo*****:
"The abolition of capital punishment. tho immediate release of all
itoldiera arrested by the Kerensky government for political offences, all
members of the Kerensky government to be arrested and all the revolu
tionary committees ordered to arrest Kerensky himself and to punish those
aiding him to escape."
"We must take praetical measures immediately to effect the promises
given by the Bolsheviki party," Lenine said. "The question of peace is a
j burning one to-day; therefore, the first aet of the new government which
: ii to be formed is to offer to all nations a democratic peace based on no
annexation.' and no indemnity. Such a peace is to bc concluded not by
uiplomncy. but by the representatives ef the people."
Leni'ne explained that by annexation he meant the forcible seizure of
any territory in the past or the present without eonsent of the people. He
: asserted that all secret treaties meant to benefit the bourgeoisie must be
-jiiblif-hed and voided to benefit all.
"We plan to offer an immediate armistice of three months." he de?
clared. "during which there shall be elected representatives of all the na?
tions, not diplomacs, who are to settle the question of peace. We will
offer these terms, but we are willing to consider any proposals of peace, no
matter from which side.
"Wc offer a just peace, but we will not accept unjust terms. This
war cannot be ended by one side only."
bomb and tell them to divide it between
them.
"What has happened to our boys will
happen to your boys. The world won't
know of it until some of them bcg:n to
come trickling back. Then you'll know
how their heads were cut off, how they
were crucitied, how they were mutilated
(Bflt to show how brave Germany is
and how great is Kultur.
Promise to A.enge Belgiana
"All that has stood between you ln
America and the hells of Belgium and
I.umnnia has up to now been the bodies
of your allies and the rivers of blood
they have shed. Now you have joined
us.and when the time comes for tho
great "pring drive Wflll deal with the
Germana as thev hav?> .lealt with Bel
t-ium. With your troops the Allies wHl
cirive the I'.in from thfl consecrated
..oi! of Franc ? and Belgium, drive him
to the dugouls and huts of Berlin."
Captain Fallon expres=ed the hope
that America would have 1,000,000 of
her soldiers in France by spring. Frank
A. Vanderlip, who is detached from the
Nfltioaal City Bank to he'.p float the
$l\i)0i),000.000 government thrift loan,
(xpressed his helief that such a number
of American --oldiers would not have
rrossed the Atlantic by spring.
Revolt Will Not
Halt U. S. Aid
For Russians
Contracts Placed Here for
Immense Supplies Will
Be Fulhlled
!Br Tha. l??oi-lit-.l Pr?a]
WASHINGTON, Nov. <J. Russia's
latest upheaval will not change the
attitude of the American government
toward measures under way for the
relief of economic conditions in the
demoraluad countr;-.
This statement, applying particularly
to contracts placed with money bor?
rowed from the I'nited States for vast
quantities of shoes and clcthing for
the civiiian population, was the only
authonzed comment at the State De?
partment to-day upon the overthrow of
the Kerensky government at Petrograd.
Orders To Be Signed
For $100,000,000
ln Russian Supplies
?In spite of the apparent downfall of
the Kerensky government, Russian con- !
tracts with American railroad equip
ment manuf.'ieturer- involving the ex
penditure of more than $100,000,000
4vill be signed next week. Thp or.'ers,
it was stated by an o.ficial of one of
the companies. concerned who return.-d
yesterday from a conference in Wash?
ington, will cover the purehase of
1,500 locomotives and about 3i",'i00
freight cars.
The orders ?o be signed next week
will be apportioned equally between
thfl American I.ocomotive Company and
the Baldwin I.ocomotive Works. The
freight car order will be divided flfl
follows: American Car an.l Foundry
Company, 10,500 cars; Standard Steel
C?r Company, 10,500 cars; Br
Steel <ar Company, 7,750 cars; West
em St-e! Company, 2,250 cars. The
total of these orders calls for an cx
penditure of ? '5,000.000. while the cost
of the i,500 locomotives to be built for
, will 1k- approximately $''0,000,
000.
This equipment, as has been the case
of Russian orders in the past, will be
paid for from the advances by thil
roa-ernmeni to Russia. Since the
I'nited StatC3 entered the war :t haa
| ,.',:".'. to the Kerensky
government for supplies purcha-ed in
this country. American manufacture..
are paid as soon as thflir orders have
het-r rompleted. No responsibility
.?n them regarding deliver
Since the War Ir.du-tries Board has
beon in control of Russian buying
orders for ?48 eng-.nes for Russia have
bei n placed h*I*, the American I.oco
motivi Company receiving SM and the
Baldwin 4vJrks 250. Sigaing of thi
1,600 [oeomotivfl order next week will
bring the total of Russian buying in
to 2,1 Ifl locon ?
I. leomotivi -hops are now busy turning
OUt engir.es for thi American troops in
France. These orders are said to total
Thfl Russian equipment to be made
by American manufacturers will be
used on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
With the expffcted improvement in ship?
ping conditions wh.-n they are rea.ly
for delivery it is planned to send them
to Seattle. 4vhere they wil! bfl ti.ken
down and flhifl>B*d to Vladivottok or
Archange! over the Paeitir n
Gregory Sees Wilson
On Alien Menace
WASHINGTON. Nov. 9. Attonu-v
General Greeorv remained at the Whlt*
House after I* BBJ* Cabinet meeting
for a short conference with President
Wilson.
It is understood that he discussed
the Department of Justice's plans for '
plneing further restrictions upon the
movem. nts of alien enemies as a part
af th.' campaign to stop munitions ex
plOlioBI and flth*f acts of sabotage.
Germans Land on
Island of Aland
i OPENHAGEN, Nov. |. German
troops landfd Thursday on the lal**d
of Aland in the Bnltic Sea, and occu
piod the greater part of the
group. according to a dispatch from
1'leaborg to the Stockholm "Byadagligt
AUehanda."
U. S. Consul Reports
Extremists in Control
in Ancient Rus?
sian Capital
Kerensky Reported
Under Arrest
Lenine Issues Appeal
to Troops ? Riga
Army Marching
on Petrograd
The Bolsheviki element in Russia.
under Nikolai Lenine, has gained
tcntrol of Moscow, aided by the mili?
tary garrison, according to a report
l*om the American Consul General
there to Ambassador r'rancis, in
Ietrograd.
Lenine and Trotzky, leaders of
the Bolsheviki, outlined the aims of
the new government as follows:
1. To propose an armistice to f*o
into force at once on all fronts.
2. To offer all nations a demo
cratic peace bflflfd on no annexa
tions and no indemnities, such a
peace to be concluded not by diplo
mats, but by representatives of th
f<ople.
"We are willing," declares Lenine.
"to consider any proposals for peace,
BO matter from which side."
Reports fro*n ''ernian sourees say
ttiat Kerensky has been arrested and
is being brought lo IVtmgrud for
trial by court martial. There is no
o'her hint of his whereabouts.
Other reports state that the Riga
army is marching on Petrograd, and
that the Kussk-n northern armies
have declared in favor of the Revo
iutionary Committec. I>i-pateho
ftom Helsinj-fors say thfll d'-legate
fnm the Bflltk fleet and the armv
? ommittees have ~Jm H tflhrfld to h.'
l.ere to Lenine's ^overnmnit
Most of Kerensky's Cflbfafll min
isters are held in solitary confinf
rrent in the Kortress of St. Peter
and St. Paul. Korniloff, whose trial
has been ordered, is reported to
have escaped.
The State Department at Wash?
ington states tbiit the Russian up
l.eaval will not chance tie attitude
jf the American govcrnnu-i,t toward
measures of relief of eeonomic cor
d.tions in Russia.
Government Offices
In Moscow Seized,
U. S. Consul Wires
PETROGRAD, MflT, 9 The revolu
tionar; ipported by tha
militar , ha* tak?n over all
jroverr.' ' ?* in Mo?cow. arord
ing to a t' ? graaa received by Pavid R.
Fruncis, the American Arr.ba??ador,
from the American Consul General in
Moscow.
The di-patch from the rorjsul gen?
eral wa* dated Thursday, and added
that conditions in the city wi re quiet.
The eeagreea to-day app-alod to tha
Russian army to stand flrafl and to pro
tect the revolution ar?>n-t impenal
iatic attempts until tho new govrrn
ment had obtained a democratic peacfl.
Its appeal say?:
"Wo appeal to the soldiers ln tha
trenches to be vigilant and firra.
The congress expects the revolution-"
ary army will proteet the revolu?
tion against all imperialist attempta
until t'ne new government has ob?
tained a democratic peaie, which it
will propose directly to a!' the peo?
ples.
"The new government. will tak*
adequate measures to asure the army
all necessarics, and by energetic
requisition* from the uprer classes it
will also atneiiorate the eeonomic
situation of soldier.-' fnri.'lies."
The proclamation further declarfla
that the Soldiers' and Workmen's Con
gres ' will propose an armistice, "t?
come into force at once on all fronti.**
Promise I.and to I'eaaanta
The proe'aination adds:
"The power of the soldiers' an*
workmen'.* delegate* will assure tha
free return of all private, state and
ecclesiastical land*. to the peasantV
committees. . . It will guarantefl
to all nationalities ir.habiting Kussia
the Hffll of their sona to organite
their own fu*-"r?."
Another section of the proclamatioa
roads:
"The parties of General Korniloff,
Kerensky, Kaiedines ?nd others are
endeavoring to niove troop* upon Pet?
rograd, but several detachment* of
troops which were with Kerensky
have already passed over to the side
1 of the people in the revolt.
"Soldiers. oppose the actiTfl resist
?nce of Kerensky }hat partlsan of
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