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TISED IN THE TRIBUNE IS GUJUIANTEED <?_* ffirtimne WEATHER Rain to-day; probably fair and coldef to-morrow; southmat to aouth wlnda, ahlftiflf to northweat to-night with _ale force. First to Last?tke Truth: News ? Editorials ? Advertisements I ull Hrport on P_t- 1 Vl... IAW II No. 25,939 fopvrUht 1917 ? fhe Trlbunr Aaa'o) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1917 ONE CENT 1 erl. I ||T N. Y. Aliens In Panic Over Zone Order prominent Business Men Barred From Offices by the New Decree Vainly Plead With Marshal Even German Residents of Riverside Drive May Be Ousted I reslization tha! evcrv Btailablt* Federal force, military ar.d eivil, ifl to be applied to the enforce men*. ot thfl restrictions put on en? emy aliens by President Wilson in his Bflfliat proclamation, dismay seized local German circles yesterday. prominont business men with offlce* :0 the barred zones. men who con clusively rrovod their excellent com? mercial a?soci"itlons and took friends with them to uphold them as "good fcllows," visited the office of Thomai p. MeCflrthy, United States Marshal. jr" the throes o" apprehension. -I an thfl president of such and iflch company, with offices on We?" Street,' or "I am the head of the BO ?,<..,_? , meern in the Whitehal! Midinc," they variously annour.re i. "You are- not going to put me out?" ?"Are >on a German?" invariably atktri the Marahal, and. on being an iwere.l in the affirmative, as invariably Mflied, "Vou must vacate.*' Tleas of Aliens in Vain Pleas that tho pleaders were resi t>nt- of loi ? ood flfltablishad ? they would be ruined they owned property which required re.-ence, or that numerona em? ployes depended upon them for their -.-,- the Marsha' w-tfa -iited dictum -"Show eitkenship papers or get out!" Bu: *??<?? WR*' a itfct, - *.ed to at Uin, hut "had neg fltqoirfl in the stress i One man who *w*if six saloona in the Sonth Streel t said he bad been in Nrw York ?enty yeara that an ina would vouch for but that he had never been j,,., H" will V- unable to Saa h:- placc3 of business until a'tc-r *** ? ,. ? L . Hts ' Germani living between F_?t Kifty-.oarth Street and Fast Street on Avenue A and ?cn-jp will be called upon omes. Even German ?" Riverside I'rive will be they occuny houses or apart mtrit ' 0 yards of the ?? front. President's order is clear.' rKC.ple wiil hare sanc tion* ? tions. 1 believe cer? tain ? able, but I am p irry out the order ai it is ! Poliee An-ed to Aid Ar Woods, Polic: Commiaaioner. ye?te Suie .' rney General I r ta ition of the Poliee De ??-?? flHflfl I McCarth; terda ' '"tions ch thr! ? Ar t so-.* I Eli D I eat of the Eaat, ?flflflfl! for the diitriSution of ? N'e.v Ti Ellia lil?r i Hoeh ? r Tun eef phot- :?: various bridr flfl ' one i for ? ' to g ng his ?flf 'er.. Zone Rules to Make Hoboken as 'Verboten' As Kaiser's Own Park ? ***k ? 1 - ? dam. ? of the P ? ? amation, '.a?t r ?7 n itonic face aah . a r e d < "?naat.r-j j ',.'?;-.. The ****'? of ? - Hamburg Ami ? to ***' would Iei ** An i the *?*??' - - a sirniiar propo ?f 1 '* t*0 ' . . ;? , **** -? ?'. Tueaday. ****" neral the r*Wrr to . ?aet ..tor*., flthfli "?rop ? '"?ffl -,f partieular '??? Attor **t '?? 4* " '*" tha ' 'v ' ? ruk ag', aaa ?t?? ' . \. ' he. J known .? ^'" ' * .r.l. ot I'.l Continued on Laet Page Conscientious Objectors Lose Vote in Britain Parliament Amends Elec toral Bill to Disfranchise All Those Exempted LONDON, Nov. 21. The House of Ccmmons, by a vote of 209 to 171, udopted an amendment to the electora' 1 ill disfranchi-ing conscientious ob? jectors to war. In the course of the debate, which 'asted throughout thc entire after noon, Andrew Bonar Law, Chancellor ( f the Fxchoquer, announced that thc government did not deriro to influence thfl House in any way on the question. but that it would leave the members free to vote as their conseiences di tated. N. Y. Suffragists Reject Reprisal Against "Antis" Women in Convention Clear Themselves of Charge of Vindictiveness Thc New York State suffraj-ists knocked out the "reprisal plank" from their piatform yesterday afternoon. The section of the recommendation*, which previously declared that suffra- I Kists thould campaign against men "who were con-istent!y opposed to woman surTragr. and whose reccrds show them to have been opposed to the iataraflta of women and children and to humanitarian lejrislation in gen eral," was purj-fd of the words "who were consister.tly opposed to woman suffrape." The chantre clears the suf? fragists of the charge of "vindictive- j against Klon R. Brown, Senator . Wadeworth, jr., nnd other np tonenta of suffrage. Thc BBattfll wa* cleared up by Miss Mary (iarrett Hay, chairman of the Woman Suffrage party for .New York City, when she rose in the cornicntion yesterday afternoon at the Kitz-Carl ton, and demanded to know who was for giving out thfl "re pri-nl clause" to the pre.--. "This clause had beea sxrucl-. out at the session of the state committee in the morning," said Miss Hay, "and should never have been piven out." Miss Alice Morgan W'right, secretary of the party, rxpla.ried that the rec ornti'f-ndatioi:-, had been released for j ub'.ication before the change* had been made. Miss Hay Caused the ( hanjcc Hay aid after the mcetinj- that thfl rocommendations had been formu lated by the eZCCUtive board of the ] arty, and whe. they were proposed th* . tatt committee ishe had i . reelf aaovfld to nmend them in a way to cut out thc reprisal elatue. She . io dec ared that sne would ehallenga thc policv of eaanpaigning agninst CongTflaM who failed to Fed* rai ameiulme.-.t. This subject will come up for linal action convention this morning:. The mikei no i ef*r< the i re? attitude of Keprcsen'ativ.'s tow ard the Federai amendment, but atate*; "In view of the likelibood of the im* te submission of the federal amendment to thc fltatfl Legialaturea ;"or ratit.cation, we should campaign ? ? the nomination or election of lates for tiie New x?ork Legi ? und eamtaaign agninst for I". ? -, will not agrea to in* i edera! amendm, n'., provid amendmi nt has not : before th* next Congrea*Jon*l place in l9llLM Il 4-.-as pointed out that critki of ? suffrage vv on j d mterprct thi to ? .- \40uld put ? ? i - dment flhead of the the eon g elect ion. Th* On Was Puf aa] ? were two candidates 1 disloyal per?on, , pod ral paiandment, ar.d the other a loyal, patriotic Arror can, who did not believe in thc Fed* nendment, would you not be com roting for the d --loyal per Mrs. (ati Wah Anjn ? ? I BBfl an Catt, prcsi tiie National American Woman Suffrage As ociation, fixed the que* ? V4 .- b tin :ir:i;r; > "Anv or.e who put* that interpreta* tion upon that plank i' goilty of thfl tatioB," ihe aaid, "We are orj rffrage, and .ve Intflnd '" -.'.rk for ?;, all our might. N'o one ''. .;ra: our piatform. "What that piatform iiichm- >. th-t, .al, we shall vote n who i* a friend of our i1 would probably bovot come . bj yv ;.;., beeauae thia mat? ter will l?- thraehod oot Ib th* prl . ar.d Bfl Ottfl will run for <',.n ? i'i favor of the Pfld ? i n'.'* Iflfla Hay when Bflhod whet she wou.d ,lo ir. .- >" i of being obi.g-d | . r < ou.itry BBd .1 i.n er dm.-n! I aid : hm. tatfl al my country hang on on* mu.., and tlyt flaflfl could aave the eiauntrjr, bat ?.?. oppooed to , deral BBsendment, "f eoui i I for hn|." ?,.. ? . l.-i-n I.mdlhw also re ., .j- .'.,,. i al ' - ' ' -"mi-n . ,,nt. t.uftrtige fir-.t in a national ?merg* "It in not probable," ahe s .i.l, "that |h. pro (.ermano, who have be-n the C ntinued on Laat Page British Lose 17 Merchant Ships in Week Toll of U-Boats and Mines Takes Jump Over Pre? ceding Week Ten Vessels Over Tonnage of 1,600 Greatest Destruction Since the Latter Part of October LONDON. Nov. 81. Scvonteen Pnt irih merchantmen were sunk by mines or submarines last week, according to the weekly statement issued by the Ad? miralty. Of these ten were vessels of 1,600 tons and over and seven of less than 1,600 tons. Last week's record of British mer? chantmen sunk greatly exceeds that of the r.revious week, when only one ves scl of 1,600 tor.s or over and five craft of less tonnage arere sent tO thc bot iom. In fact, it teprescnta in tiie ag grognte the greateat number >>f veeaela uoatroyud cinec the week of october 28, when elffhteen v-?re loat, Since then ther* h:.s heen -i f-radual fallinj* off in shipping losses, until thc minimum since Ormany's intensitied sunmarine campaign began was reached November 11 with a tftal of : ix. As far -..-. the ios.-cs of larpe vessels nre concerned, thc preecnt Admiralty report apparently bear.- out the opti* i, at ?? itatement made recently by Pre Biier Lloyd 'Imr,** that he had no fur? ther fear of submarine.-; aiso that of ?he Fir.-t Con! of Ce Admiralty that enemy submarines were being sunk to an increaaing extent, for thc smking in the 1,600 and over catepory last week were the loan March, ex? cept for the weeks of September 16, November 1 and November 11, when in the two former weeks the total >n each InatanCfl Wfll eight and in thfl latter Premier I.loyd C-ort*e in his addro-s to th.- lie-.- flf t'ommons early in the present week" said that five lubmarinei i-.ad been d.-slrnyed IflSl Baturdfly, hut he gflV* no further information nn the subject. Sir Kric (,rddc: . th' Pirsl Lord of the Admiralty, in his n-aidc.i ipeech before Parliameut, as ..?r'.-i that between 10 and 60 per cent of Ccrma- ^ubmarines operating in the N'c.it 1; Sea and th- Arctic and Atlantic (?ceans sinc thc bcg.nning of the war had bf'-n sunk. 1I<. added thnt enemy submarines arar* b? ne aunh to aa increasintr ea tent, bul that the Germana were huild m* them fa tet than they previoujly V-Boat Routes Better Known to Allied Navies \S'"tf Corr**poud*ne*\ LONDON, Nov. tl. The submarines' regular routes to and from their bases are becoming better ar.d better known to the British and American navie-.. How wall, the Germani ara probably anxious to know. The Admiralty so far is silent as to the mea:.* whflfflby flve "pofltfl of the ii .," bi lloyd Georg* ao aptly calls them, were put out ot" buainesi last Saturday, and there ifl considerable ipeculatioB her* whether they w?re bagged Ib buachea or eoincidentally in tone* ef opflratlon. On* augge* tmn eonnecti tha naval enterprifle in Helittolar.d Bight Saturday with the ,:,.-?. .!,?? ,,; . , thi enemy aubma Another is thflt thc air raid on Zee brugge reaulted iti direct hit* on a*v? cral u-boati lyiag in ? baflin. A third is that Kritish' destmyei- dilCOVered a rest of U-boata aomewhere on the bot* .,,1 flr?r* flbli te deatroj them -,->le. Bagging five U-boata in one day is a considerable foa* an.l nnparallalod in thc history of flrar. It may Wflll bfl considered the Britiah navy-a gtouU I ?ingle day'a aucceaa. According to the ikoning i' take* about ? ? hs to turn out one of the?c un -. . . : i, th* loa* of live lepresented nearly aight months' vork ;.: thc aggregate -.-? One Ship in Week ls Italy's Submarine Loss ROME, Nov- '?'?' Itall -i marine lov.^cs from submarine flttack* durinR the week .-nded November ik were one larg* ateamer sunk and Another ateam ,.r ,ja., torpedo ar.d afterward ,oWP,| tu-day's offieial an _ First Keel Lair1 by Federal Ship Company In the prescne I thfl high offieial* of tha Uaited Statea Bt - I < orporfltioo, Preflident F?rrell drove ,i,. i.r> nvct fll 10:80 yeaterday morning In th.- keel of th* flrat. *hlp to ba built by thc Pederal Shipbuild !?- Company. Kobert MflcGl vic. -pr. lident and general manager of th.. Pederal eamaaay, oetod as rnret bolder. . it ,. , i ?,. nrat rlvet of tne iu*t ship, which la to ba named J-lberty, was in tbe flrat plate < ?lled bj ,,,.*. Lihflrty aallla at uomi - aad, ? 4i:th ali | :-"d ln Order tfl pmvtde material fBI thfl I.ib Brty H-? '?? , .? .i ? lodga E H Gary, ehairman oi tbe board of th? s-.-.-i Corporatioa, mad k patriotic *po*eh te th* n.<.r.. than two thoum-.d workmofl whe wora oreeeot He dwolt ob -he impor >nt Mrvice th. ***** ', 2j na-.on in building iHipa. and ******** of dignity and honor, _ American Dcntiat I? Drafted Inlo German Army COP1 NHAGBN, '????' M. :" '"''""' or, fln Imerlean denl i beea practisiBg Ib t ologn*. ha I." '?>?-'" [at? th* German ?rmy, flccording to reeeived here from Germany. Th* c-.i.scription wa* flwde under the rule requiriBg, under certain eoadi. tions, thnt. rerelgfl rofllaV at* H naoy i*rv? ifl thc army. i. Piflher ba.l* fr-.-n I ,-ided m GermflB] fai more than ten y-?rs. British Tanks Plunge Five Miles Through the Hindenburg Line; Smash "Impenetrable Barrier" Berlin Admits Halt of Drive Along Piave "No- Change" and "No News," Official Bul* letins Say LONDON, Nov. 21.?German admis aion that the advance into Italy has received a check is seen here in to day's curiously brief statements from von Ludendorff on the vast operation. The Berlin official statement simp 1 y said there was no change on the Italian front, while the supplcmentary report to-night declared there wa.i "no news from Italy." When thingj are going well the I'russian communiques are long. According to an Amsterdam dispateh, the war correapondent of the Ber! "Lokfll-Anzeiger" say., the Teutons allied movement for turning the Itaiian ...i .I....I. i ..u* beiag execated lo the :;.ct of great Italian -supenori'.y. The "Fraahfarter Zeitung" asserta that the ItaJiana, reinforeed with guns and ia* fantry, bflvi preaared strong iefeacefl cn thfl lower Piaefl River. There is spoculation here as trr whether these reinforcements constitutp Allied ur.its, whieh have now had ample time to rtach thfl front. Rome reported ane-thcr srrious re verae foi thi roatoai in the egion i,. ? . . ? n th- BreOtfl and Pi:i.v ivcri, where thr- foe has m..de v. hou-salo but fatile aaerMcfla in kttempta to rnah the line ol small mountaina and thu.i gain the plains behind the Piave lin". DflBflc Baasflei ef hostile infantry flflBflfllted Monte Pertica, northwest of Monte Grafpa, three times. Eaeh time they were thi own back with fiior mous losse.-. Tiie attacks repe_ted the BOfaicary. hat n ?ttemptfl on Monte ^fonfenera and Monte Tomba, which w'erc the features of the previou* day's lighting. The two last mentioned peaV.s are itl 11 (irmly In tho hands of Diai's men, the Teuton* holding only a precarioui fon'ing on thfl northern slope*. of Tomba. Rome officially reported to day that roa Below had failed to re on either gtronghold The defrnce of the Italians in th* hills and th.- Inck of infantry opera? tions along the lower Piave have cre? ated an optirr.istic fccl'.r.g nmor.g mili? tary ob Brveri ' flro. II li geaeraily thought thfl eriflil ifl past. The Teu 'on.. now probably Hre rfldacod to the ?low detail operatloaa of truneh war? fare. Moreover, th" ^retU Krnneo P.ritish offensne just oper.ed on the V. e-t front is bound to help nlifl-Tfl latioa of the Italian* Bolsheviki to Ask Armistice for All Tc Discuss Peace LONDON, Nov. 21. No Russian mili? tary communicntion wa? Iflflflfld to-daj. A Petrograd mfliflag" recafvod by the Hritish Adm ralty bv Wireless Press Bfl] li "A political eommuniqn' itatei that by order of thi Ail-Russian Workmen'.. aad Soldierfl' Coagtt - 'he Conneil of ?th.- People'i Commiflflflriefl' ha ?omfld poa/or, irith ob!?fl*ation to offer all tbe p u_.|. - and tneir re-pective r'ovcrnments an immediate armrstiee on all froatfl, with the purpose of open? ing pournarlers immediately for the concloaion of ? 'democratir peaee."* "When the power of the louncil is lirmly eatabliabed throughout the country tl.e Coaneil will, without dfl* 'ay, make a fornial offer of an armifl liec to all the bfllligflreata, enemy anrl ally. A draft message to this effect has bflfln lOBt to nil tiie people's rom miflflariflfl for for. , ifl ri and to all the plehipotentiariefl and representa? tives of Allifld nations m Petrograd. "The louncil also has sent orders eitisen eommaader-ia-ehief that after reeeiving thfl preaent mfleeagfl hfl shall approach the communding author ? '???? 01 the enemy armies with flfl offer of a eflflflfltion of al! bofltilo fleti-rltifli ?or thfl parpOflfl flf Opening peace pour parlerfl, And thal he shall. tirst, keep 'he Coaneil eOBfltaatly informed by di? reet wilfl flf [.our-parlers with the enemy armies, and aeeoad, that he Bhall flign the pieliminary aet only after flpproval by the ( ommissarie.-' Conneil. rhj eommnaiqoa ia ilgacd b> Oulianoff-Lenine, Prflflident of the i omm mri ' i oaaeilj Trotzky. Com .... ,,;' Foreign Aaairfl" Krylenko, Commiaaar. ef *far; Beateh-Braflriteh, chairman of the council. anrl Corbou Bflff, Serretary." _ Russians Roll Turks Back; Capture 1,600 PCTBOGRAO, Nov. :ji. tha Roaaian uai flimiei batm e*oo .-> marke i aueeeat Bgaiair" thr- enemy along thfl River Dyfll, according to information rflflching thfl ?rmj and thfl Workmen's Bfld Soldier.-' Dfllce-fltflfl. T*1" R ; ,! ?,-i H'tack i>nd overcame tflfl turini 1^00 ?f them. of a-hom 134 ?-??"'' "t^cers. Th* morale o. .,, iroopa !? aaid to ha < xcellent. Labor Dictator Is Urged WASHINOTON, Nov. II. The ap poiatmflnt el ? '''>"r ': r'"v"r !_*__*? ^riod of th. ?r?r ifl >u."g?-..t.-.l m a h*fhy the lon CommittOfl "'i National l re parfldneaa, whieh urges a labor poiicy for the l nited States. lt declarea there ia no real eeordiaa tion between the rarieai governmental BBTeBeiflfl attrmptinr" to deal with th? problem, and asaert. that for th lafeti of Amflriea aod thfl wiaatag of :,r American public opinion must |,, directed to the funda Jflfltflll in rolvfld. THROUGH THE HINDENBURG LINE "Every Tank Is Expected to Do Its Damnedest," Was the Order?Each Did MM A??o-tat*>l Plafl BRITISH ARMY HKAI'QCARTKRS IN FRANCE, Nov. IL?Just before the tanks went forward yesterday to nn I ::re the way for the British infantry and cavalry the general commanding the iron monitors distrihuted an order of the day in which hfl said: "We expect every tank to do its damndest." They did this, and dealt the Ger? mans one ef the most staggering blOWfl they have received in many months. With the tank general lead? ing them in a monitor which flew his ?Ing, they charged through two of the strongr st lines in the (Ierman defence yiten* (rn thr- Wr-stern front, as though these forti'ied trenches had not been there, and behind them, on a front of some lil miles, infantry and cavalry poured through the great gaps which had been made. The correspondent early to-day paflflfld the main Ilinrlenburg line near Haeriacoart Th? pathi of the Britiflh tanks through the great mass of barbed win before thifl line could be clearly followed. ln fliany plaees thfl tanks had ton the obstructijn aw ly ?om pletely. leaving wide gaps, wVc.i were , ent.rciy frer- for the troops to pass through. The i'erman trenches and dug-outs u-re in a state of -onfusion. which ihowed plainly the hut- wi'h which the enemy abandoned this famoca ditch. The eamapoadaat flrai also privileged to watch the tanks going into opera? tion yesterday when the great battle ?tartfld. Then aad been little artil? lery firing and only the occasional rat tlitig flChfl of a maenme gun. Ihen came a period ol ab-olute still nesfl. Suddenly the long Iini ot Bntuh tanks moved forward, and in ? moment the eariegated signal Ughta of the Ut-r ahol high in the air. The Brit? ish troops came out flf their -heiters and with ftXfld bayonets ar.d grtnades followed thfl tanks swiftly toward the enemy barners. i hfl jjrouno ua? lirm ar.d covered with long graaa, Then wen few bit nheli ho:es, -.uch as are tfl bfl MOI ifl Fiaadars, for eomparatively little artil? lery work had been done against thifl .'.-.-ctor. lt wai ile_! Koing for the bi?; I * ti tt meniton, and tbflfl made the mo?t of it. A- they started forward the British put a heavy screen of smokc up all about them. so that it was im rosstble for the enemy to see them many yard* away. The tanks reached the ("ierman out post line m front of the main line and, without fltoppmg, surged through lt toward the baibed wir? enUngle Tanks Even Took A Town by Storm a. ra* Aaaaclated Pn BRITISH ARMY HKADQUAR TKR.S IX FRANC K. Nov. 21.?In severe hand-to-hand fighting at Flesquieres to-day Britiah troops. preceded by tanks, stormed the town. The (.ermansafired on the tanks, with seven big guns at short range. The British infantry j charged the guns, captured them | and killed the crews. Three other ! big guns were captured in a simi? lar manner at Premy Chappelle. I British cavalry captured a battery | at Rumilly, sabring the crews. ments, their guns working steadily a'l thc while. Here was a po;:it 4vhere it had been fearcd they might encounter ! (ftfficaltlcs, but tney did not. Thev eraflhed through thfl hai aad wire, b] 7:29 the British infantry ivere go? ing through the gaps thus made. The lurpiiflfl attack was launched at dflWfl over ? flrldfl front. In the tirst f*jW hours its prflgrflfla was marked with flvideat success. The resistance offered by th* dased (.ermans yesterday morning was negiigible, and by noon Britiah pioneen elready were at work laying road* across the old front line trenches, while prisoners in consider? able number* nad b"gun to come back from \arious directlons. British (asualties I.itrht The casualties of lha attacking forces thus far have heen light. ijreat num ben af Gonaaa dead lie before the main Hindi-nburg trench. where the be wildere.l enemy. taiven unawarcs. made a hfllf-hearti i att< ipt to itom the on rushm^ Hr U flfl, The battle was an innovation for the Western front. t'or -.t 4va. begun with? out any preliminary artillery work. UpOfl the army tank* rafltod the re? sponsibility for victory or defeat, and they fultiiled all .xpectations. The iron gianta '.ent through the tremen? dous line of barb.-d wire entangle nen.ts in front ol -he main Hindenburg position and on over thfl trenches as though 'I?'? wer- im p.-rade. The tanks start.-i forward at 6:20 o'clock, and by I1:S0 the British in? fantry. which had I* armed mto the halflfl made by the mighty ongines, was engaging the enemy in open 'ightmg along the Hi.idenburg nipport line back of thfl m.in defences at many points. I'p to noon jesterday there had been no hard tignting. and the fierman artillery' fire had been very weak. The Germans surrendered freely in numerous places, and several hundred were brought in during the Tirst few hours of lighting. Two atti-mpted counter atta;ks were smashed by the British infantry in the early hour?, one in a tunnel trench near Bullecourt, the other at Havrin court Park, where one company it Ger? mans essayed an advance. Ihe tank- yesterday afternoon, fol? lowed by infantry, were contmuing their journey into German territory. Prisoners admit ruefully that the at? tack was a surprise to them and caught many of thtm in their dug-outs. The secrecy with which the British made their preparations was one of the most striking features of the offensi-.e. Guns, tanks and troops were moved into the Cambrai sector at night and carefully hidden during the day. Up to the actual hour of the Britiah attack there were moments when great Btillness reigned over the battle front, and it seemed impossible that within a short time the line would be a seeth i:ig i-aldron. At 6:20 o'clock a long line of tanks. distributed over a wide front, started forward. At the same time the Britinh infan? try on either side of fhe land monitors made threats at the German line. Within a few seconds the entire enemy from for a distance of many milei was flaming with variegated signals which called frantically for help from the (ierman gunners in the rear. Red, green, white and blue lights shot up in e*very direetion, and the rockets showered a myriad of stars down through the gloom, like a mammoth display of flreworks. Pershing, as Haig's Guest, Sees Battle \Ti1 Tha A-anrlar?<t Trra.' BRITISH ARMV HEADQUARTERS IN FRANCE. N'ov. 21. General Per .-hmg, commander of the American forces in France. was present at the. British headquarters as the guest of Field Marshal Haig, the British com? mander, to witness the British of fensivc. General Pershing Ieft the Cambra* front last night, having ?p*nt the dav with Field Marshal Haig witr.essing the operations. The American com? mander wa? close to the front durin. the early part of the operat-ons and took the kei-nest intereflt in the work ing out of the British scheme for smashing through the chain of de fences. 8,000 Prisoners and Many Big Guns Taken in New Drive by Haig Byng's Cavaliy Joins in Advance Berlin Admits French Have Made Gains Along Front of Six Miles By Arthur S. Draper LONDON, N'ov. ll, ?lUiv hflfl hio ken an impeneUable barricr." Thi-- is thfl Mriti-h fl**cripiiOB of '. the suror.s.. flttaflk whiflk found the derman- otf guard between Arras Jnd St yuentin and cort them two great gaps in thfl famous Hiadeaburg line, j one of th**B,%WVat aif t.'amhrai, more than seven Blilei ulfl* nnd flvfl deep, thousands of |.risoners. tnany jruns and ; rnat .-'or.. af'*uppli< -. An.l thal ?a*/* i ers only thc ilrs| p|la>l, 0| ,-,,, great **i feat of Bnfish arms. for Ceneral Bjrag i. atill Bataaaeiai The most remarkable feature of the entire victory was that i; flrflfl achie.ed i ' wholly without artillery preparation, the British infantry BWOopIng forvAar.l ? in tbe vvake flf great k.n.1 lleets of tank.-, Whieh tore their way through the (ierman v. ire eutangteflBflUt though they had ben itran harrier and wallowed their 4?ay ueross the widest trcn-he- ApfSflaTBUtl] thfl l.ei man High (Jomman.l waa caught com pletcly napping, not a hitit of the \a t Hritish preparation i having reached the frightene.l enemy. X.0Q0 Prisoners ( aplured Kight thousa/'.ii priaaMN ha\c be*n counted, Field Mar hai Haig announced to-night; '.bv Scheldt <anal has be. n eroflaed, additional villages oecupiod and eaptivflfl taken from r*0*rv* force' hurried ui> l.y Prino* lluppreeht. The lutest dispatches from II, fl * fighting front* declare that thouaands or rjntisn niounted troops, enarging with the indefatigable tanks, are har rytng the enemy in open coutitry. The cavalry, which has awaited just thi? opportunity to vmdicate I tflfl If on the Western front, has been < npaged in open lighting .ince yestcnia., practi? cally the tirst since thr. Battlfl of the Marne. and is dfng gr^at work in thrusting the Germans back upon ("am brai. I According to Berlin the French aUo \ started an otfensive on u six-mile front between Craonnc and Bcrry-au-Bac, southcast of Laon, the Germans admit ting "strong French advances." Ac? cording to Paris the French blow was only a minor one. being con: tird to a front of two-thirda of a milfl and a depth of 100 yards. Aa this is written the Britiah threat en Cambrai, one of the k'->s to the whole German position in the We?t. No fltroke of British ger.eralship in the whole war hos bflflfl more brilliant than General Sir Julian Bync's highly skilful and successful thrur-t on a part of the front which has remained con spicuously quiet through many months. Militarily it ia a great ?ucce?s in every sense of the word and the finest the British have to their credit, while politically it ifl of immense value and comes at a "psychologtcal moment." It will affect the whole situation I rofoundly and it will count more than dozens of optimistic speeches and hundreds of stories of British prowe?? Although it is now viewed in tht B|_t tiush of enthufliasm, it ifl big tnough to bear the closest inapection later, as Byng's thrust open-, the way to farreaching rr-sults. The political eor.acq'ienefl- are 'u?t as profound as the military. To ac compiish his f-*t Byag returned to tirst princiolei and conceived the idea of launching a surprise ass&ult. Favored b> Fortunt Fortune favored him. For the last fortnight nis prcparations l.ave been eariied on unobn-rvcd by aviators, who were unable to Iflfl the concentration of men, guns ano tar.ks. Orman confidence in the strength of the Hindenburg line led them to stnp it bare, r.o part of the Western fiort being held so light'.y, as the French announcement of the dispos: tior flf (Jerman divisions shows. Instead of advertising his plans by subjecting the enemy's lines to pro longed bombardment, Byng pinned his faith on his tanks. and with good rea? son, as results proven. The greatest fleflt of tanks yet con eentrated at a single point was readv early yesterday morning when the or? der was iciven for the advance. Over comparatively solid earth a swarm of monsters worked their way. flattening out mnsses of wire entar.glent?nti and enftlading trenches, across which they rested. Completely flabbergasted by their overpowering force. the German troop* holding the firflt lines either Mirrendered I immediately or broke in flight The main attack seemi to have beva