Newspaper Page Text
ALL MERCHANDISE ADVEK*
USED IN THE TRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED Nm^Mti Wammw**^ T-tmr rr* 7 i Sribtme WEATHER H.in or sr.ow to-day; colder; .ind. be oming northne.!; f.ir to-morrow. I'ull Reporl ..n r_(e lt First to Last?the Truth: News ? Editorials - Advertisements Vol. IAWII Na 25.940 Kopjri.ht 1917? Ihe Tribune .%?*.'_! FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1917 ONE CENT .JtfB, Valet Upsets Case Against Mrs. De Sauiles He Says Woman Held for Murder Asked for Son, Not Husband Admits Slain Man Ordered Him to Lie Mineola Courtroom Is Crowded as Di? reet Evidence Begins [Special Corretpondencej 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 gent'.eman. 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 ;me out. 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 much Bflfl. to see big Jack ir.'" | a- ?-? meant tfl t?rprets it. carrre ir.. *-. th<- r<-a?,ori for the hurry, |a.aati*tvt rolvflr. 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 rmer wife . B<.x from hvr own the Hempstead I -aid Maater Wfl. Oul rriadarne," Jules ? , 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 ??:?- Jack. Hadarnek^ Hfl, flrhoflfl hfl .I.flt. hU but V. ard, hoon Hiile.. ar.d . ,. -..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 Trainmen Agree To Parley Before Going on Strike Cryptic Statements Issued After Conferenee With the President 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 Board. 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 and consideration. 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 diapoaition. 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 pttTrh_t-e. 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 such interruption. "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 statement: 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 patriotic purpose." 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 tits. 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 America. Difliafllination tO submit their de? mands to arbitration through thfl federal Boarrl wa* said tfl have been franklf an-i poaitivfllf fliprflsflod b] broth.rhoflda* roprflflflatati*rfl?. . 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 ation. 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 Aliens From Tall Buildings 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 night. 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-' fective here. 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. Hoover Wants Law to Limit Hotel Portions Also Urges United States to Fix Hog Prices and Deal in Sugar [StarJ Correspondrnce] 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 satiag places. '_'. 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 Bolsheviki Order Army To Ask Peace They Demand That Troops Elect Delegates and Send Them to Teutons Commander Deposed For Blocking Truce General Dukhon-in Refused to Offer Proposal of Armistice PITIOGRAO, No-. 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 peace discussion. ? 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 tat. "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 has been. 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? tain tnargiu. "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 attcmpted " 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 War. I.enine's Proclamation 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? listed." 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 rierce Attack Believe Germany Will Reject the Bolsheviki Offer [Staff Correapondence] 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 U-Boat's Torpedo 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 vhips proceeded 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? ern adventure. 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 mentioned. Mountaineers trom the Tyrol and A'lirttemberg troops stormed the top of the t4vo heignts captured, von Luden dorrT stated. 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 sides. 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 Consolidated Prisoners Now Total 10,000 Teutons Regain Town; Hurry Reserves to Protect Cam? brai ''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. British Consolidate 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 original DOflitiOflfl. 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. fhe region. 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* aw.y. 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 [allod. Il i* evident from offlci.l .nd un ?