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TISED IN THK TRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED ^mtBa**^ F.rcf f rt 1 i **!&*. arritom*. WRATHER Fair and eolder to-day; moderate to freah north wlndi; fair to-morrow lull Ueporl on !_?? lf First to Last?the Truth: News ? Editorials - Advertisements Voi. IAW II No. 25,941 Top. right 1?I7? Thr Trlhunr Aas'n] SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1917 om: cent .Wa Boss Murphy Hurries Back To Curb Hylan Tammany Leader Cuts Va cation; Received S 0 S Call, Is Belief Here His Aids Feared Loss of Patronage Young Democrats Appre hensive Lest McCooey Men Get Big Plums } . Murphy, leader of Tam . returned unexpectedly laat from Krenc-h Lick Springs, Ind. of the chiefs closest friends .:./ Hall knew that he flrafl Ifl fome ..::. He had cut short BCatiOfl hy h week at least. It i? understood that an "S 0 S" call had tfl thfl Tammany bo.-^ by DflaflCratic organi-ation leaders who are for frofl" BBtisAed with the political it haa been developed by XaXflT-alect Hyian since bta election. Thtre haa been evidence for some time at Ihfl headquarters of the Busi Leegafl, M Eaal Forty-sec und Street, v. here the r.ew Mayor re flf the horde of office Bflek I was displaying an inde? pendence which was not plea.-ing to the Tammany leaders, including some of the Tammany nominees who were elect .d arith him on the city ticket. The jroaafflf leaders in the V.'igwam. rif_ "Al" Smith and Senator F. Wagncf. nre said to have kelihood that the McCooey of the Tammany organization in Brooklyn and certain of the "old guard" in Tammany Hall would get most of the patre: Hylan Declares Independence Mca v.ho ought to know say that tleet Hylan has used two lines fll BlfUBBflal generally with the -cores of j._trona-re and officeseekers with rei*| uay Bt his head quarter.-. Hfl directa an attnek against ir Mitchel and conditions under prflflflPl faaiofl administration, and U|. b} rm'hasizing the fact that he i.s not Mr. Murphy's man or Mr. McCooev's man, but represents ? e peopli Bf the city who elected \\ h?n seen at "headquarters" last rifh'. anrl asked about Mr. Murphy's ?fltxpflCted return, Judge Hylan Bflid: Murphy has n perfect right tfl time back. I have no appointments Ibfl doflYs are open here for Mr. Murphy or Mr. McCooey, or even the Republican leaders. I am afternoon. I want tbfl sup r.or'? flf all w.io backed me for Mayor. v. 'Icome truir BOgpflfltiOBB. I v?nt the aid of those who honestly op are excluded." "Ufcll Street Democracy." as ? b influential Tammany men ? fl] lifltliet used to be tood to be back of 1. Britt for ( orporation < ounsel ?nd urginf his appointment upon Judge Britl - r:ot ? satisfactory to thfl youi ger element in '?>-,'... Hfl i- a prominent ? r, and for years rep eerpofatlofl ? and ? < oler Seea Hylan Often Hrooklyn Democratic leaders tr* . Bl il ll raller- at the Hy? lan headquarters and have had their made up for many of the ppointmenU in the new city tion. Bird S. Color, former ? Brooklyn,'has | ;iar ealler on the Mayor . ..derstood that he is per-onal advisrr of f'oler would be I Cenaailfli I'ltier has Ifltflly at thr Hylan lirl I Hfl ha- heen freely rnen Dflaiecratic eirclea a for Go-fflraer Beat year. .? that if he went into irtmaal ar.d continued i ? Woods be ? ? placfl Ib the public more availahlfl for guber ? ar bflace. A 'rom tbfl Brooklyn League, headed by > d upon Mayor U rday to proten ? . gantat ion of ? With the N'ew Jamea K. ther member- of the it they wav ?"fair* in Brooklyn. Murphv l? Retirrnt '. elect Hj laa ?? Btill bob* . d tfl appolataieBta, it .,? (hfl ? ind will be Boatflwhat al Mr. Murphy has re Tammany leader and . I "f Tarn .-. rt- wiln him during rt* r rench Llek, have .'??-. tfl 'I ?'? i " 101 li ma' ? addtng r: owd. ' | arnrnarry Ifladflffl ??? at - thlei Ha siipped ? . Aboat ' itr ?' irphy was ?sk?d. ay naw," ' don't know what i? gomg ?AM I ny onr In p?r tt l ? rt ? Bflflfl ?v*?y. I hav? flaay, playing golf a '?? i mu' h rrrtrd " ? 'Robbera" in Garfield'a Home Sou-.ht Government Papera ' ' i.'. r LAND, leateh fei rfldflVfll mrn bfl . ',? |ei t af p< r ked Um beaaa at Harry / K?4*ral Coal Ad-ilalatratefi ? l.eeri nn ?i.e case ?, . - , - , ilasaaetaa a h.. ?r#. ,),?.,? ?aa ""f il (? porling thi ni.H'-r ' ' ? .*?!??'! tlm? thfl vi? ' ?: i ? i , i aaa t>ti* *? far ai <>ff notninr of ? ?! o'her U?Ufll loet "f I Board Limits Storage Turkey Price to 37c Administration Plaees the Thanksgiving /Bird Un? der War Control The food administration of New Vork ' .ty cxecuted one brief and decisive n.nn.puvre against the food merchants yesterday afternoon, and when the en gagement was over the Thanksgiving cold storr.ge turkey had passed under war control. Wholes.ile and retail prices were f xed. nnd any retail dealer charginu BBOra than S7 tents a pound invites trouble for himself and his business house. However, t'ne victory of the food au ministrators was discounted by several v.ho witnessed the encounter with the turkey merchanTr-. Turkeys, like all other products, are graded. Mrs. Julian Heuth declared that there vas nothing to prevent retailers from baptuing all their Thanksgiving hirds "northern fancy." tiie fi.ncieit turkty in the mar? ket, both in quality and price. John Mitchell. chairman of the Stata Pood Commission, declared that two dayi Bgfl there were 1000,000 nounds of turkeys in New Terk City cold stor? age hou.es, but thal yesterday there arere only T'.o.ooo nounda Ieft. It araa announced that thfl government had bought 300.000 pounds in tne c.ty dur? ing the day, but even this big ordfli vould not account for the big run oa thfl market. f I Fearing a repetition of,last yenr's turkey speculation, Mr. Mitchell, Fed? eral Food Administrator Williams aad Market Commissioner Moskowit/ callfld a meeting of representatives of whole Bale nnd retail pouhry dealera in tha office of the State Food Comrr,ission yesterday afternoon. Mr. Williams told the merehanti that there could be no BBOCalatioa, and that in accordance arith a r ulinpr by the food administra? tion half of last year's frOBflfl turkeys would have to be sold before Thanks? giving nnd the other half before Jan nuiirv 1. I Ihe merchants consented to establish the following maximum retail prio .s "Texas plain" turkeys, not more than 28 cents a pound; "Texas fancy," not more than 35 cents; "Northern plain," 32 cents, and "Northern fancy," not more than 37 cents. The prices apply only on cash-and-carry basis. Fresh turkeys are not affected by the order. Paris to Help War By Subduing Styles Modiates Promise Severer Fashions to Aid Wool Supply Here [Staf Cofreapondeuoe] WASHINGTON, Nov. tt. The Com? mercial Economy Board, working with the French Ambassador, has recast the J'arisian moulds of fashion so that there will be no transatlantic edict.1 tc conflict wi'h the wool saving pro gramme to which the board has pledged all the larger ready-made elothing houses of this country. W. S. Oifford, director of the Council of Defence, an? nounced to-day that the negotiations with the _arment and style makers of J'ans had been entirelv successful. Twenty-five per cent of the wool which now goes into the elothing of women and men will be saved by the new regu? lations, it is sai'l. The broad lapels, the pocket flaps. the trouser cuffs. thr pleated and belted iarkets of yesterday will be converted into blouses, breeches and overcoats of flllTfl drab and to morrow may bc march.ng steadfastly on Berlin. So acute has been the -hortage of wool for military needs that -oldiers r.f the National Army were compelled in many instances to go bleaflfllflsa until after frost eame. It was necessary to draw on elothing -tork tbat had seen sc vere service BBd harl bflflfl laid away to a*nit the conv.nience of a con dflflanatiea board. Maay a sold.er of the new army found that his tirst uni form coat flTfll starned r.r fray.l. Th" fashionable shops of Paris have given a quick re-.por.se to the sugges tion made by the rouncil's economy heard. Irench arbitrrs and drsigner were quick to appreriate the common lenfla of the wool ^av'tig id?fl aad to promise that no fashions reqairing frillfl or furbfllowa .should come frorn I'an- _ No Candy Shortage Nor Raised Prices for Holidays Expected 1, vpue of the ruling af Ihfl national fool administration whereb;. e.mdy manafflctarflra throughout the country have been flstfl-flibly reefllviag but M per cent ol their normal supply of ? ugar. tnere will be no serious candy ?hortagfl it: the holiday period and t,o rnarhed increase in prices apparent paradox was <r...'..l l,r*t b> thi fafll that ?upplie; for the hol da> traor were to a gf-flfll ? clready Ifl hr.nrl bflforfl thfl ruling of ihe food arjmiiiistra'ion became efTcr ti\e, second. by virtu,- of manufar! urer* having slufted to .onf'etions re ildiring l?ss sugar. lieorge M. Rnlph flflid last night. in kU r.pmion. N pet eeal <a the <?*? a> farfirer* of the rountry had sougl.t ror,e>M> to abrde bv the decree limit ing their sugar parcbaaflfl to .'.ft per e?nl of peetleet rflqoirorflflaU, and m cause of thifl many arfl-fl pinrhed and forre.i to curt-il production. The trade ,? ? trheW. hemewer, ba heiterei bad not auffered great !?, Aa tat *he fooil adrnini'lration has r,?t ebeekad op how rlgidly Bsoaafael urrra.dhered to thfl Muateeut eUuse. " ,, ,. ? ??..,!,,.? that thrre were Icaka. That ia to >ay, a manufucturer, utli.r _reedy or Ifl d're Btralta for sugar. * uld exhau-t hi. allotment ? upplied bv hia regular rrtm'r ?n<l ther. turn to li'ttlfl known jobbers, thus inrreas.ng hia supply by i-'-r-t hand lo mouth buymg. War Secrets Open to Spies On Ferryboats Great Panorama of Military Activity Is Quite Unguarded Wireless May Be Telling All to Enemy How "Quenched" Spark Apparatus Could Relay Vital News to Foe All Federafrcgulations in r.straint of enemy aliens i \pressly j-rant to them the ri^ht to travel on ferryboat.--. The effect of that permi-iou i ta leave the whole New Vork Harbor open to the observation of German spies. Yesterday a reporter for The Trib? une, acting theoretically as an enemy alien, spent several hours on the ferrv boals plving across the rivers and Bp and down the bay. To-day this newspaper has |sj it po.-scssion four vital military "secrets, ' , besides a mass of general information i U. S* Refuses British sHonors For Navy Men Two Lieutenant Command ers Among Those Men? tioned forTheir Efficieney WASHINGTON, Nov. _;:. An offer by the Ilraish Admiralty to Aooorot* certan officers and mrn of two Amer? ican destroyer. far their irrvicci in Combatiag German suhmarit ia* has been deeliaed, Beeretary I>ani.!-- ar. ed to-day, because th* law* of tn s country f.- n i.t idie's and aeilora fron; r*C*iviag decor;.'ion; from t iu i^n govaram ala. "In the case of one destroyer,'' said (. BtatCMeat issued by Secretary I?an ieN, "thc Admiralty adviaoa thai the vessel 44-,-is convoying a merchantman when the periecop* uf a suhmarin.- was ilghted at a distaaea of ahout 80o \ar.i-. The deetroyei immediat.-ly in* i paad aad headed laward the suhmarinc. 44 hun submergeu. bit r. appeared ahortly afterward travelliag ? 1 oppoaite direction. "'ihe l'-boat ni \t paaaed close on the itarboard side of the destroyer, which rwlcaaed ? death charge, probably *aus ing serious daasag* lf not destruction to tha aubaaai Ine, "Praisiag the excelleat oreraniza'ion, prcparedaesa ind diaelpliaa on board thc destroyer, ..- well as the ojaiek deeision of ' ? offlcer* ol th 1 watch,' Allied Submarines Sinking U-Boats; U. S. Joins Hunt Third of Raiders Destroyed Bagged by Rival Sub mersible [Staff Correspnndencr] washington. Nov. 13. Oae*th.rd of all th.. (ierman submarines that are Iving destroyed _re being sunk by Ally submarines. A few months ngo It was considered that a duel b*tW?en submarines WBI merely a freah of chance. Now sub? marines are ayatematieally huating submarines. A flotilia of American Mibmarines has been diepatchtd acros the Atlantic for the cxpre -s purpo-e af ..oining in the hunt. The BBderwater boats of the Allies are de?tr..-:r.g n *t their German kind as thc de* tr >jrera are, and it Ea their aaexpeeted suacee* ia thc hunt that bai largely contributed to the confidenee af the naval aethoritiee that the menace of tl.e German submarines has been ra* moved. The subrrarne that is huntir.g sub? marines patrols the waters and M lanes that 'he enemy .ubmaririe- would naturally take. KaOBrlBg that a ship or a convoy :s upproar.hinir. it. take; just the position tha*. a boetite eraft, WHERE HE CAN BE KEPT OUT OF MISCHIEF TAKE A SEAT UP TRONT -WHERE I CAN WATCH VOU AND YOU "WON'T BE LOOKlNOr OVER AJMYONE 3 SHOULDER. J Of collatera! valu<. None of it i* prinl ;b)c, but all of it is uBdeubtedly in th* hands of enemy aliens. any an.l all of Whom hav u'irestiirted BCCC lh* fo'rrybaat*. They have only to go ? nl look. as the reporter did. At ll 1*1 three af lh* "eeerota" bear direetlj upon the safety of troons. A better ,.-enor..i view of ihtpping ln mOVOMBBt and a! BBCh*f ifl NeW Yolk Harbor could hardl> be obtained tbafl that whirh is accommodatingly -,,,...! out before ferry passenger*. Anything The Tribune reprOMBtatlve ,ji,I an enemy alien could have doni Hc eOUld do it lods). to morrow an ' the n.M dav. Several of them rollah Orating would soon have most of the ...atirfront informatiOB ? hich the gOI pmment eaaeW*** Ua daBfaraa* te be nven te tbe geaeral publie. The gravity of this litaation ii bel Mi aaderetood ln the lighl ef a vorj lUrtllng UebBkal fact, whieh ia thal Wl4,.i,. i eoMBiaaieatloBi with lb< fmv mriv casily br taking pl*C. ofl AMeriean taaal raawlarly A Gotmbb arlrtlaa* itatlea. a . I....I" -park to make it BOIB* ? -. Dqr2d-?B?.??V.M*??th two or thr. P- ." ? Iobi i* ?*? ktnorleut aervic '. roiild COMBBBBlcate fro'-i \n-'l i _f Griw* Hill. Staten Ialand, ,H", "n h h l'-dc over in N.w .1 or ir v baa n*e hondred u U ,*"" _. not h* found out I ?i J&Sfi rh, i.ian knows thi. .- h, ,e The whole apparatus require,, roiiUibc concealed onthepremisesofa aabarban cottag*. f _ Hold 150 Pro-German Greeks ATIIKNS. Nov. M d-Uyedi About IM pro (ierman Greeks have been sr rcsted abarfad wHl ?*****?*+ pr"p; gand. .nd diffusion of fsl- new- I 0, vkill be expelled. .i,. b, . , ... n > tider Ib ehi -f pro po?ed to n ron m nd LieoteflBBl Com? mander Blakely, tha eommafidiBg ofB ,. x for appointmenl to th ? Diatifl* ed Serrice Ordei and Kn-ign Henry M. FalloB for award ol the Plfl* .inguished Serriee Cross. -]'!,,. 0thei di itrojrflr w?s ana number e-eorting troopahipa aad was rruiaiag in tation formation, when th wave ol I " ' '"'?"' ***** ******** ' rard ofl ? ?' l. *y <h" 'i;;;'rt r ,-h nn daty. He re? ported to the < flieera flf I ? wflteh, ... i-? inmedistel) loanded general qoar ten The e-eeutive offieer ol the oe* itroyer ?"?i thfl Arai eflfwer la loaeh the bridge, beiag eloaely followed hf rhe commanding offieer. The ?xeeative ? . rang for full speed ahead. <>n reaehing the bridge, aad alt^red the ,:, ?,, ..,.r' r ourae tfl head, for the ??'II,,. rommaading offieer then took eomnisi d o the h p anrl man.nr. red her -o a lo gain a fevoimble poaition for dropplng a depth eharge. directing ,i,? _., rieer ta drop lh? charge ? proper ta -I" -<? The c ?-? ?" Bl' !- " ' '"''l Mtroyer wai aboul , .... jrarda dlreetl-* flhefld of the ? ? , .,pe nnil iti .?( '? direetiea fll th" irini '- fldi. "After the flxplflfliflfl of tBfl charge a riaa tfl 'hc surfare. [ecompaaied ba iarge hubblea nnd dis -oloration ? ?' " - ?etfl? "for ther BerrlCOfl IB this engage -,-,,, ? commander ifl chief made the following rerommendation: ?"'Lieutenant Commaader Nflal, foi the Diettnguiahed Benrice '?rder. he eauflfl It "aa eoaflidored thal thfl afl rirnl Wfll 'he att?'^ ??< launched was due to hi* prompt ard rlecisive action ? nd tbfl 'rlgfiaat leokeat maintairwd on tha dflfltroyer. ??"Lioeteaaal Leftiag for the Distm gaiahod Bflfvtflfl cross for the way he handled the aituation in a prompt and e manner after nrruinj. on the bridco. "C'tiartermaster tirst class i Justice and Chief Machtnesf Mate McNaugh tOfl for Ihe I ?ist inguishe d Service Medal.' " intent on de truction. .vould take. If i? has good Itteh it iruiy f.nd fhe enemy rettiag Bfl the surface, and a torpedo doe- the i' lt "n '-hc otnrr hand. the huated may first sj-jht tho hunter. Then it is the la**. r th.it gal the tor? pedo. "It's a grim ftfty-flfty gaMe." said a naval authontv. '-hut the Allies can well afford to lo-e a labOBariB* t'or -ir.k. It's ahout the onlv aray they cnn aaa their sub? marines. An Ally -uhmarine gone i* juat one submarine led*, but a G-rm&n rubmurin" at the bottom is, perhap1, several merehaat reaaola -ave.i. - *' > ri nrr<.ur;t of the way in whirh they aaaat hunt to hc successful th* submarines that huat submarines are in grea' peril of being 'ur.k b\ friend ly guns. The gur. cr"\4s o-i BMI-haat ships and deatroyers ,-h-ot Brat and lavestfgate aftonrard. A peri?eopa la a periaeOB*. If 'f happ.ns to belong to our sjde, it ia a eaai i l toa i>ad that's Lord Northcliffe Made a Viscount LONDON, Nov. tfl, l.ord KorthcKafe has been r:*de a riaooaat and Haron Kendmg an earl, :t .-. eAeially an? nounced to-day. Visaaeal Narthrflffe, wha ;: owner and editor "f BBveral Leadoa aewi papers. uas head of the Hriti-h mis llou to the Ir.ited Statei whch arrived ln thia country la?t Jur.e for the pur po?e of coordinating vk_r work 'ln Vo \ember 11 he doeliaed the portfolu. i?f Ihe Hr;ti?h Air Ministry aad expressed hi. diNsatisfaction with the peliciec of Premier I.loyd George's go-ernment. His le"ter reajulted in tne resignation of Vlaeoaal Cowdray from the ebairauua .hip of fhe Air Ministry because H COataiaad the hrst mlimstion to the iacaaabenl that a change was tontem plsted b> the Premier. Berlin Sends Peace Terms To Petrograd Ludendorff Starts for East ern Front to Aid in the Negotiations No Separate Truce, Trotzky Insists Says if Plan Fails Revolu? tion Will Wage New War on Kaiser BTOCKROLM, Noe. 88. According tfl tiie "Tulningen," a Russian dip'.omat '.eft Stockholm yesterday for Petrograd with orders to hand to the Russian revolutionary government proposal* for peace by the Centrai Powers. AMSTERDAM, See. tt. Aeeerdiag to fldviCfl received here. ("eneral von Lu? dendorff. tir-t quartermaMer general of the German anaiflfl, ha started for the Kastern frot.t in connection wltb tbfl Russian offer of a truce. Hfl ifl aaid to be accompanied by a numerou* staff. Replying to a qOCBtiOfl regarding ?he peace orTer of the ROBfllBB BoUhfl* ? ik:. Dr. AUxaadflr Wekerle. the Hun garlSfl Premier, in the Cnterhau-. said: "The prc-s report of the offer la not -ffll been contirmed. We must. ifl mv case. ascertain detinitely whether ?hose witl. whom we should hn\e to negOtiflU represent power of B perrna? nent character. Apart from this con? sideration. our nction will natural^ he guided by our o-ti readiness for peace." Separate Peace Not Plan of Bolsheviki, Says Leon Trotzky PETROGRAD, Thursday, N'ov. 2'J. The note of Leon Trotsky, the Bolshe vik For?ign Minister, to the Allied em bassies, conveying the announcement of the proposal for an armistice, reached the embassies last night. The text foilows: "I herevrith have the honor to in. form vou, Mr. Ambassador, tbat the AU-Russian Congress of Soldiers nnd Workmen's Delegates organized on October 'J? a new governmet.t in thfl form of a I'ouncil of N'anonnl Commissioners. The head of this gov cmnient i< Vladimir Ilch I.enine. The direction of the foreign poiicy has been intrufltfld to me, in the cnpacity of National Commissioner for For? eign Aflflirfl. The American Ambflaafldor, David K. Pranctfl. ie tran*mittin'_ the communi? cation to Washington for the informa? tion of his government. He made no Bcknowledgment of it receiot. acting, i? is understood. in concert witll tiie representatives of the Allied govern? ment-. "Draflrtag attention to the text of thfl offer of an armistice and a i ocratic poflefl at the basia of no ut* nexatloai or indemnities and the elf-determination of nations. ap? proved bv the All-RoflfllflB Congress ?( Soldien' ur.d Workmen's Dfllfl* gates. I have the honor to beg you ? ,, regard the above document as a 'ermal offer of an immediate armis? tice on all fronts and the immediate opening of peace negotiations an offer witli whieh the authontative gowrr.ment of thfl Russian republic has flddreflflod 't-elf limulUBfloualy tr, all the belligerent peoples and thflir governnier.tl "Accept my flAflOrflBefl, Mr. Ambas tador, of tiie profound respect of the Soldiers' r.nd Workmen's governnunt for tlu people of France, wmch can? not help aiming at peace. as well as all the rest of the Batloai eibaoatfld and made hloodless by this unc\ ampUd .laughter. ^ m(.ryKY "National Commissioner for Fore.gn Aflaira.*" Lenine's Proposal Delivered to Allies; Not Acknowledged PETROGRAD, Nov. 22. In connec? tion with the order to Ceneral Duk hon.n, commander iti chief of the Rus ..ian army, to open negotiations for an anaiatiea arith the er.emy com naadera, Th? Aflfloelated Pieaa to-dav . . wed Trotzky. Troti-ky eniphati Bflllj dflClated that t'ne Soldiers' and W'orkmi fl'fl government was again-'. a -enatate peace with drmany. Hc veieed ii-* conrietioB that Rueaia'e in, itiativfl :n offer.ng peace will be sup ported bv the proletaria* ?>:" all coun tr.r-, Alfred or belligerent which flrlll mak? ImpOflflible a contmuafion of the v.ar flTflB if 'he governments do not Bceopt the offer. "What are the plans and intentions of year government?" the eorroapea. dent inqu t'1'' "Ti " BlflB" ar.d intflBtiOBa of tiie gavernmoBl ?re "':': aod ia the pro* grunin," af thfl BolahflTiki rar'y. to which fhe all'Raaaia Congreaa of Sol ,i tn' aad Workmen. dclegatoa intruflt td tl e formfltioa of a Seldiora' and Workmen's garetutaaat* tha loreicn Minister aii-wered. Itnl-he. iki Programme "First, trere flrlll be the immediate publieation af all <ecret treetiflfl and Ihe abolition flf secret d'plomary. "gataad Afl otTer of an immediato armistice en :i!i front* for the conclu? sion of a democratic peace. "Third The transfer of all lands tfl rhe peasants. "rourth The establishment of stal? mntrol of industries through the mo ilium of organued workmen and em? ployes. the nfltloaaliaaalea ef the mo<> mportant branrhe.-. of industry. "Fifth The delivery of all Bfltha.it' lo local Soldiers' anrl Workmen ?? Deputies. "Sixth The convocatton of a fonsltt jent Assembly which will introduce iti reform. through the medium of the Byng Strikes Again; Foe Masses Men To Save Cambrai London Bells, for First Time in War, Peal Out Victory LONDON, N'ov. tt, Bell- ran* la I.ondon and the provinces to-day. for tl ?? Brat time since the war began. in conimenioration of British victones. The sun broke through the heavy i.i.st which envcloped I.ondon and its environs early in the day, almost at ,-ne time that the massive chimcs of St. Paal'a and tiie bells of other church.s began to peal forth their chorus in celebration of the achievemenls of the British forces in France an.i Palestine. Peterborough's chimc- rang for the first time in yenr?. In front of St. Paul's. ir? whose ea-. *a thoaaaada af nigeons have found a home for many genorations, great nun-bers of them were flying overhead, and in many instances i BlIghtiBf on the broad pavement, eat Ing from the hands of persons in the cro-./d ;'nd evc:i pcrching on the shouldcrs of children. Altogether, it ^as a -cere to make one forget war for the moment and think of a world at oeace. Soldiers* and Workmen's Deputies, and not through the old bureaucracy, on a.i appointed date. "The offer of an immediate peace al? ready has been made. The deere. traaeferriaff the land to tne peasants j has been issued. "Power has been assumed by the Soldiers' and Workmen's Deputies in most of the important places." "What will the government do if Russia's allies refuse to enter into ne? gotiations for peace?" the correspon? dent asked. I,ooks to Allied 1'eoples "If the allied government* do not I suppor* the policy of a democrat.c ( peace," Trotzky replied, "the allied peo- | ples arill support us against their gov- | ernments. Our international policy is i raleulated not for c?ptta!istic diplo macy but for the support of the work-1 ing masses." "Does the government think a **p* rate peace with Germany i.i possible in the existing circumstancc-"." ?We Bra against a separate peace with Germany we are for a universal peace with the Kuropean nations." "What .-ill the government do if Ger? man v refaaee to negotiate for peace? Will' it continue the 4\ar?" was the next question. "Wc rely on the Gerniun army and ?he working classes to make a eontin nation of the war impo-slble," Trotzky renliej. "If, however, our frank ar.d honest ofTers of pcace meet no respon?e, we would declare a revolutionary war agaiaat Geraaaa impenalism; we would mobilite all our forces, confiscate large food supplies and prosecute the war as - .tically n? we did the revolution. But we have every ground to think that our offer of pcace will make impossible ? inuatiOB af the war on a!l fronts." ?What ia the country's attitude tow? ard the f.-oveinmental change?" "All tiie bourgeoisie are against us. Tha gr.at.r part of tha intellectuals is against us or hesitating, awaiting a final outcome. "The woiking class is wholly with us. The army is with us. The pe..*. ant.. with the exception of exploiters. nre with oa. "The Soldiers' and Workmen's govern metii is a government of workingmer, soldiers and peasants against the cup - talists and landowners." "Is it true that the government will publish the secret treaties?" wss tho final qu;p?:on. "Yes," the Foreign Minister answered. Thc eorreepaadeat was r?ceived in * room devoid of all ornament and cor taininsr aaly deahl and chairs. Tro'zky was eheerful, but preoccup.ed. Whe-. lea ing t i roOM, the correspor.d?r.t araa escorted to the outer door by a private secretary. An armed guard dietrustfutly followed the visitor out *f th* room. Russians Preparing to Evacuate East Galicia AMSTKRDAM. N'o-.. 23. A dispatch to the "Fraabfurter Zeitung" from V'ienna -a;- reaort* reeeived from Tarnopol are to the effect that Russian troops are preparing to evacuate the East Galir.ian towns of GmaymadofT and Skalat, ii .r the Kussian border. Phi diapateh adds that the advanced positions airead> have been voluntarily vacuateda Bolsheviki Begin Demobilization of Russian Armies PETROGRAD, Nov. tk A reduction ot the Baaalan arm lea, beginning with 'he r'.H-.i eonaeripted in 1W9. I as been med by th* Holshevik leader. M. Lenine, .. r, ..fficial announrema>nt to Tha order is to take effect immedi;.'. Thc oAcual a:i;iDuncemer.t follows: "Tho* Workmen's and Peasants' goverawi -.* af the People's (ornmis >anes hv- dee;r)ed tn undertake, withoat dl !ny. redjrtion of the ar? mies, BBd order*. to begin with, re? lease fnm their military duties ot all citiz.-n soldiers of tl.e elas i con scripted in \h*?V. Instructions eon cerning the liberation of other classes i'rom military .-erviee will be l-.iieH ,it u later date. I'pon demobi lization all arms must be h-mded ovei to regimental cotnmittees, which will he r. -pon.ible for their safety. The highe*' commander in chief is ohliged to bring this decree direetly t,, the knowledg.' of the rank and 1 le "LENINE. President. and 0\seyenko. Antonof and Krylenko. People'a l'orTr.i--.aries for War." (AUic tn reject armittice?on ?Vr.-je- 3). British Launch New Operations, Despite Fierce Teuton Resistance Capture Hill Near Moeuvres Battle Rages on 12 Mile Front; Occupa tion of Queant Is Imminent LONDON, Nov. _:i. Desperate ?ght .rg was renewed to-day at several points along the ne4v British front near Cambrai, 44 here Gen. ral Byng is attempting ta extend his gains and reach a decisive issue. The Britiah have consolidated their gains and Mar? shal Haig reported to-night the new operation-- against the enemy's re? serve* are dcveloping satisfactorily. Tadpole Cop.se. an elevation west of Moeuvres, has been taken. Haig also has attacked at another point of the line. His line southeast of Ypres has been advanced slightly. No details of this new operation hare been reeeived. It is unofficially reported that th* number of .aptured guns scattered about the tifty aquare rolles of terri? tory just conquered at Cambrai amounts to several score. Kinj Georg* has -"?pre?i-d Rntafr.'a thanks to Sir Julian Byng for his great success by laieiag him from lieuten ant ger.eral to the rank of general. Kesistanre Sliffena Bittev itruggles took place to-day between the victorioui British and fresh German troops at Moeuvrea vil? lage 1 aouth of Bouilon Wood), juat waat and southwest of Cambrsi, and at Crevecourt, south of Cambrai. Th* British are acro-s the Srheldt Canal at the latter place. The Berlin night offieial statement said a renewed attemp' af 'he British to "break through" to-day southwest of Cambrai had been shattcred snd that Ii>ng'i men had sustamed eevere losses. Today's earher (lermnn communique, detailmg yesterday's fighting, told of hond-lo-hand tighting on both sides of Fontaine, just west of Cambrai. Ths Kriti.-h yesterday admitt-'d this plaee liad been recaptured bv the enemy. The Germans also claimed the retak ing of I.a I'olie Wo,.d, southeast of Fontaine Berlin Says Attack* failed The enemy statement fjrther stated that th( Britiah Baaaalted Rumilly. Baiifux and Vendhuille ><- terdsy and were h-a'.n baeh. The three towns : . BM I are on thc southern side of th* | n*W Briti*h salient. V.ndhuille 1* nhout nine miles south 0' < amb.at, not tnt from Le c atel.-t. Ti is indic*tes that fierce fighting ha. beea raging on a front of at least twalv* mi!e < ambra: mi-t now he suffering severely from British .hells, while at th. aortborfl "dge of the salient Queant is threatened by thc British from two Fides. It Hai h'tween the -erlge driT*n into the i.erman hno west of Cambrsi and the ma!ler gain further north, near Bu.lecourt. Queant is at the southern end of the Germans' Dro court-Quean* "switch line" of defene*. Most of the r ren-h front was com paratively Ifcactlve M day, hut Pataia. men have rucceaafully with*tood an? other German counter attack on th* positions between Craonne snd Berry. au Ua* captured Wednesday. British Capture Hill Dominating Moeuvres; Fontaine Is Attacked Ra Tli. A*...:.'"-. I'a???) BRITISH AR.MV HFADQCARTFRS IN PRANCR, Nov. tfl, The British rt i:?wpi| their attack on Fontaine and are still holding the ground between Can taing and south of Fontaine. The attack came after a night of ramporative quiet along th* < s-nbrai front, and was delivered agsinst the German po?itions st Fontaine and r.bout both sides of the southern part af the Bourlon Wood. whieh dominate* 1 ambrai snd much of the surrounding territory. , At the same time Irish infantry with tanks were making an assault againat the enemy defences about Moeuvres, * here sanguinary fighting already had occurred during the last three days, ind early in the morning had atonned he ground in the vicinity of Tadpolo : opse, whieh lies on an elevation just nest of the toavi., and forced the tier rrans te withdraw after a aharp en* lagement. The enemy 1a?t night began th* eon? Lentration of troops and artillery be? tween Cambrsi ?no the Rourlon Wood, ind gavi> every ndieation that they jurposed to battle desperately for th* recovery of their lost territory. This morning the Germans In th* F.astem part of Creveeoeur villag* were maintaining an intense machtna gun nre against the British in ita Western environs. Rain fell last night, and to-day i_M|