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TISED IN THE TRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED \a*mm****~~ First tn T.t gT_GT First to Last?-the Truth: News ? Editorials - Advertisements (Mtom** WEATHER Generally fair to-day and to-fleorrow, Moderate eaat and aoiitheaat winda. 1-11 rUix.rt oa Tmg* 10 Xou LXXVII \o. 25,947 [OflflflrafljM 1?17? The Triliune Aflfl*B] FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1917 * * * * ONE CENT A!S York CUy Turkey With U. S. Flag on Land and Sea hjner'ica. Celebrates Her First War Thanksgiving Since 1864 Man in Uniform Is Welcome Guest New York City Host to 20,000 in Blue and Khaki America yesterday hat fSrjt re.il V4ar Ihankspiving since IM4. f|?re was little of the amug coBteBt B(nt that ha-i marked a loi | lion of such celebrations. lt. seemed H though the little proups that path ?red to do homagc to that reul na tior.sl bird the turkey repnrdc" thara.-elvcs less as families puthered for feastinp, and moro as members of I nation thankful that at lust their honor was c!"an and they had em harked on a great and high enterprise. This year the usually close drawn family circle was widened. Tkflflfl tabks that lacked a soldier or sailor liUing at their ad_*flfl seemed as in corr.plete as those from whose centre th* ?rolden brown bird of celebration id absent. Th-nksjtivinp was essentially a ser rice holiday this year. Tkfl only lack was in the available supply of men Ifl jaiform. Citizens would have fed the' tttire army and Bfl*-]", and then hunt. -1 for more, had the opportunity been liven them. NflW York City Wflfl host of 10,000 men in blue and brown. Other cities lik.4viae did their 'shure. Kvervwhere th, turkey followed tke fair. He was ..toured in Paris and tke traininp _?*?' of Fraaefl. ln London douph lori and sailors were guests of Amer? ican women at the Y. II. C. A. Kaplc Hut, where a typically American din ?tr was served. Soldiers and Sailors Learn City's Feeling The gpldJeifl and aailore aUtioned _:>,? vicuiity of New York hsd yea Mduy their ir t chanefl Ifl \*asn the ftaiinp of t'ne city toward th. m. Tbe prestige of the men under tirm. *tai illustrated by the disappointment upres.ed by hundreds of ho?pitable keuse^ ?.? 4-ho bad in- < rittd men. but 4.ho at tke laat moment found themselves without guests. The iariflaa agencic-s that ar.-onsed to bring wldiers an.l .-;.:lors to tkfl bountecus Bt-al had to co much oxplain; aromen who prepared for guests who flid r.ot come. Prom the point of view of the men ah<> responded to the order "at ease" ail dsy yesterday to give thanks and ta attacK turkeys and "the lixtur.?-," tie grea.''-; rerelation was that the ?ut-of-town men were not the ^ af s'.rangers, as thev expected to be, but af friends. Theae mer. found ;n vir tually erery inatanee thnt no patriotic titizer.s are btrangcra to Arai i tal.icrs and Got As Much As They Gave And the families which entertai::ed tha men who are destined to _o to the front, felt that they were pcttii.g Bfl aaeh ?s they were giving. Xo fewi r ti.u:. 6,1. rri<-ri c.-.joyed their turkey dinner iu the homes of families they had never met beforr-. Yo.r.p women from all part-; ol lhe ttg did their Thar.k-, g " by ?arrmfj n danting partnera ar.d aBso Clate t'. es for tht 'ne:. flt tkfl pri *?*. homes and at the var:ous clubs and hotels 44 here lhe loldlfllfl Wflffl en t?rte;ned. After ?? '?>' of the laldiet ? raa by their Meti and hoateaai Nathan Slraus Entertaina I'ifty ?'? tan Straoi threw open his resi "Wnce, _? .: Weat -?? ta Iftj -. rro old ere. The dinner, ?ith il - haaii on ..toes, turkty pie and other land aarki eooklng made a di ****. appe?] .- colored men arere later ?,... ? ght-seeing automo Wa krip around the city tiehar; V. I Wflfl! 108th hairman of the ifltitei tatie 1 ? adoatfld*1 hltj 1 tt-.tn "Th? " Bfl -aid. Ifll Bl ? of them. 1 home bo***. 1 ? see- u< often ur.t.l they po. "a'r* rnore than tkfl] ***'. poeaibly enj . but weTJ dfl ?ar b*: ??,....,. , ..? a pood -'*** *r,r.',n,r t.;ey have leave." ***"?"- MeKenncjr bad to po out and Praer hn soldiers in, by the v._y. At *"* laat miriu'?- 1 idiers ?**t tbeir regrete, ao Mr. MeKi }****> i*d aroonrl h'4 ? r-i/hborhood ur.t I J*faqr.d two loneaome boy* from Idaho ** htjn.r i;,. took th?rn witri'/Ut further Pjatabl*. Mrr 1, 1, BoflRiaa, ??x*cu **}* aacretanr of tba league, reporti I *?*? rr.ai.y familir* who wer* mttt'-?d at the U.t rninut-, Allad *****?'/ '.w?y. *am?tim?4 it was _ really ni,\,'/ chair yt a soldier or sailor occupied, for 9*fly motbera and father, wen f.llinK ??placea that laat ThankigivinK ' ' ' *** boy, had aat in. Mra S. K. Kay ???fl, of 110 Mornlngaide Drive, i.as a Continued on Laat Page Sammies' Feast In London Had All the Fixings Homesickness Banished by Real Thanksgiving Din? ner in Y. M. C. A. Eagle Hut by American Women [Sinff ('irrexi'ondi'nce] LONDON, N'ov. 'J.. These nre dis jointed tia_ea_ Thanksgiving Day was glooaay ia foggy old London. At each a timu thoughts naturaliy go back horne to tho old folks in America, whfln preparations were being made for tha tirst wartime diam r Some such tnougnts ns these filled the minds this morning of thousands of American boys who wokc up in London mstead of New York, I.o'ck ford, 111.; li-ngor, Me.. or a score more of other "home towns." And a Iflt of American women who t'f.?fl__?.lves know what it is to feel they are three thou Bflnd miles away from a crackling tire, a iteamiag turkey, mashed turnips, ro tatoi I, r.ot to mention home-maci" pie, cranberry sauce and celery, gathered MTflral weeks ago in the Y. M. C. A. Eagla Hut on the Strand and decided that, war or no war, it would Bflt be fair to either the home folks or the boys over here to allow the day to pass without a regular old-fashioncd cele bratioa. For some hundred American sailors and their co'.or.ial pals this celebrntion really began last night with a -ing song that was cnrried on into thii morning. The nex*. line did not form until this evening. First of all came a tnr with a broad grin on his face, next an American with two wound stripes on his Canadian uniform, then a thickset fel? low in khaki from St. Louis, nn Irish lad from Harlem, a Jewish boy from Chicago, and a regular, who shouted down the line: "N'ix on the snusages and brown mashed. me for turkey and trimmin _." Whereat, there came an answering shout: , ,,? "You r.aid something, kid! 1: read of five ounces off the joint as prescribed bv the food controller, there was a second helping for every ehap, who had come over here to "can the Kaiser." All the turkey- Ifl Fng land it i.cm., were collected there in the Eagle hut. and they were needed. Enemy Deadline Fixed in Brooklyn For Waterfront Deadhnes beyond which enemy aliens may not pass were ..tablished yester? day bv James Power. Unit-d States marshal for the Eastern District of Naw York along the waterfronts of Brooklyn, Staten Island and Long Island. Deacriptions of the forbidden waterfront zones. with a duplicate llflt of the enemy aliens rcgistered at the marshal's ortlco sir.ee the issuance of thc President- proclamation of April 6, will be delivered to the public to-da>. Mnrshal Power said last Bight that tho.rrands of cfrds printed in ' Oth K;iyiish and (Ierman will be diftlib uted, beginning to-day, throughout the :.-.-. eoaatie, in hi, di-triet. Theae card i warn enemy aliens tfl kiep away from areas where sign; are posted. 'I v, elve unnaturalized Germans have ..rrested by deputies of Marshal Power since the President's aecond proclamation requiring another iciris tration. All of them were picked up along the waterfront and have heen interned t,mporarily at EUil lalaad. A statement iaaaed last night by Mar shtl Power 'aid they would be sent later to thc prison camp ut Fort OgU thorpe, Ca. maa D. McCarthy. United marihal for the Southern Diatricl fli New York, which includes Manhat? tan, and Arthur Woods. I'olicu Com left last night for Wash? ington ro diaenai the enemy alien . .tua n thi, city with Attorney Gen er_,l Gregflry aaaetherFederal ofBi ??[ !. ,.<l Marahal McCarthy, m a result of this conference, aii male tnen.y aliens ifl Greater New York ovi r the Bg* Of fourt-rn arill hare te n gl tei within the next neflk ot ten daya. The police have the ma ? I it could be done without IXtra exp'-i marshal aaid that he estimated there were at leaat 121,000 enemy in the Metropolitan diatriet, and tiiat about luo.ooo wflre Ifl Gceatflr New York, ? ?;-,-. ril] all have to register and whe don't will be promptly in ." iaid Marshal Mr Oar thy. "Kvery police,nun will be charged tha i ?- Iblllty of knowing thc . , ? - oa bia heat aad whothflr they are registered or not ." First of U. S. Airmen Arrive at the Front [Bg Tk* AxK'iriated /'-? WITH THF AMERICAN ARMY IN PRANCE, Sut. tfl. A aahataatial eaa K-ard of the great. army of Am'-ncan triatera, who eventually will operate in France, ??? ? irWed near tin- froat Charges Curtis Co. Conducts a Trust [Staff Correrpondenei J WASHINGTON. Nov. |g. The fni aral Traele CflflMBiflfllafl dealgaatod to aay 'harles I". Moore examiner tfl hear te-timony ,nd take evidence in the f?rm..l complaint issued ajfainst ? irtis PaMlflhiag Company. The beariaga arill be b?ld Ifl New York, be I at 11. A. M . Dfleemher 6. i he Carti, PaMlflhiag Company n .?I of "Beiag unfair methods of tition in violation flf Bectlofl I of the Trade Commioeloa act." allegfld violation. the complaint Baeertfl, aoaaieta of refmal en the p?,t ?ipany tfl aell ,ts peri odieala anl pablieationa to anv dealer who Wtll Bfll ala*-, ""' tfl Iflll fll dis Iribul- the nur.odical. and publica tiona of certain tompetiVor, of the tn-, tpoud* uU Mrs. De Sauiles Hostess In Jail Thanksgiving Little Jack Helps in Giving of Turkey Feast Be? hind the Bars [Sta? Cerreepondt nee] MINEOLA, L. I., Nov. t?. Bliuky the Dip ladied cranberries and Austin the Educated Bartender fumbled sv/eet potntoes this afternoon as the able assistants of Mrs. Blanca De .Sa-jll.-; at the most exclusive Thnnksgivinp banquet ever given in this exclusive cection of Long Island. Nobody *.vhosc activities hud failed to bring hirn up aijainst the stronp arm of the IflW was permitted ro much as a look in at the '_r,tivitics. Two men accused of wife murder, one convicted murderer, several burplars and an un limited number of "thirty dayers" took ' part in the affair, while several mere , citizens \4ho could boast of nothing more serious than putting plugged nickels in telephones and such likfl , otTcncts. cooled their heels outside the hospitnblc jail bar--. But the all inclusive smilf of Mrs. De Sauiles and the unlimited qUBBtitiei j of turkey and trimminps influenced the ; banqueters to forget that their preat: dininp hall 4vas the "thirty day room" ; at the NflBSflfl County Jail. that their j quarters were guarded with steel >hut ?.] thflt they would reaaaifl ;? ? ?? ' ?f the Inatltatiaa long after they had . i ta bfl tka fflrtBBBU gaaata of Mr-. Dfl Saallea. ?'!.,? everybody forget their troubles for jaat tkia aae day," aaid Mra. De Saallea when the flock of fat turkeys ibe bad prflflMfld for thu jail Inaaataa was pushed into tka jail'a briek erflfl in the morning. Tbflra w?a Bflt a diaaeating v..ice. from Bb riff Pkiaaaa Bflaaaaa ea down to Aur';:i Riley, eAhmtwlea kaown aa \. tin tka EdaeaUd BarUadi ir, aliaafl flkiflf claim tfl fame lies in tkfl fact tka! he BftflB speiids klfl \\e-._ cnds reudin- 'lnck l;i.rary books Ifl a cell ut tl.e jail here, elflBflllfld as a D. D. diur.k und disorderly. Mi-. Amai.a trrazuru. si-tcr o. Mra De Saallea, Bflflfl-apaBled hy tke two dflttghtera of the Skflriff, took up tl.e.r po-itions in the jail kitchen, baflting th.' turkeys. tcsting the. er_n berriei until thejp jelled. makmg tke coffee and jahh.np forks into the browning awoflt potatoes. The loag room r-M-rvd for the inuividual.i daa iled as "thirty davcrs" had been li'ed with a pine noard table flrBtcB, cover.'.l with lin-n tahlcclotn... did Bflt iek BBlika tke 11 ? iki rfl' * ifclaa al tha banquet, given at th- A-tor and the \\ aldorf. When the main doors were opened un.! AftflflB BtflBBllBC brown fawla harl' l.een Blaflfld BBflfl tkfl tflklfl, ''"> ??? took their seats and bowed their head* ? Continued on Laat Page British Shell Cambrai and Renew Drive Guns Make German Base Useless as Centre of Communication LONDON, Nov. 2C. British artillery. BOW in position on the bcights of ] Bourlon Wood, has brouf|ht the great German base of Cambrai under ahell f;rr, accordinp to an official announce i ment from Berlin to-day. As a cen? tre of communication. Cambrai must be henceforth useless to the enemy. General Haig's official builetin to night discloses that the British have delivered an attack ard g_ined ground sliphtly west of Bourlon Wool. This marks the neare.-t advance to f'ambrai >et registered by the British tropa. That Byng i.i by no means resting on his laurcls is revealcd in a later dispateh from Berlin stating that British troop-. again delivered a strong attack upon Bourlon village. The Lu dendorfT cimmunique declares that the British assault was repulsed with loss, but it is clear that General Byng means to press the offensive until he controls the base of the wedge of roads leading eastward into Cambrai. scarcely tnree rniles away. With Cambrai a target for the Brit? ish artillery, either tjeld or heavy pieces, the railway system which cen ties there i; practically lost to the ("erman*. and the whole line from Douai, tkroflgh Cambrai into Laon ir, seriously disrupted. There are branch MAKING THEMSELVES RIGHT AT HOME lines east of Cambrai, but all .TBflka Which enter tha town are flbjflCta of Britiah bre and can only be Bflfld Bt ?t ifl poaaiklfl that the Germana may Kt-t their vast war atfllWfl out of tho "own It i- also posMble thflt byng -nd hia batUliaaa aaaj arrive bafara ,,,,; u aeeaBipliakad. ln any ."..-rt, Cambrai waa one of the ewaatia Oet- : ,;i,.s fo, tke Il.n,l",iburpL.neas: tituted beffl-fl Byflfl launched his - t..nk attack of N .ivember th. |n tbe meaatiiae tke battliag of the ? nt ? 'iv f.>r tba BOflflfla ion of I ontaiae Notre Dama baa eflflflfld, tcmporr.nly a'. Tfccrc hflfl also been little ac .. Mflflta-nrflfl and Bourlon. . - ,lt tiaaea tbfl artillery fire ifl of great inten ity in the-e repions. Near Poelcappclle und between Bece ,?/.,-,. .nd Gkeiuvelt, In the northern >?etOr, an.l ifl tkfl Arras .-rea the big .f both proupa of belligerents >re maintalBiflg a heavy bombardment An attack on the Belgian poaition cust of Mercken hy Bavarian troors . MiBfl priaflBflra for the enemy, and two machine guns, but another BJ-I IBBlt tfl th. H.lgians in the vi.inity . ; A?choop \4.is bfl-tflfl back by the de- ; The shelling of ( ambrai .urprised many military criti.s, who had takei; , tba view that Haig, out of .cferenc" : to France, would apare tbe city. The German report. while annotinc ing tkfl -helling of Cambrai. declares; that flflfltfcwflflt at thia city there hai! been a decided lull ifl the operations. : Itiilinn8 take. offrnni-e against Tnttons i't monntains--Other var news on mge 3. Germany Takes Lenine's Hand; Allies' Unity Conference Opens And May Restate War Aims Hertling Ready to Ne gotiate in Berlin With Bolsheviki Having Full Powers Hopes Efforts Will End War Chancellor Recognizes Debatable Principles in Proposals From Petrograd BERLIN', Nov. 29. Count George F. von Hertling, Imperial German Chan? cellor, told the Reichstag to-day that he was ready to enter into peace nego? tiations as soon as the Russian govern? ment sends representatives having full powera to Berlin. "I hope and wish," he said, "that these 1 efforts arill soon t..ke definite shape, and bring us peace." Count von Hertling re j ferrcd tfl the 'act that the Russian | government bfld lent froflB T.-arr'koe 1 Selo a arirelea, eaauaaaicatiflfl ilgfli by Trotzky aad Lr-llnc aml addre.sed to tht gflveraaaeat, aad thc pvflpli the bellicereat eonntriee, proposing thut BOgOtlaliOBl for a trace and a gen? eral pcace be opeaed al a;-. early and raid: "I do Bflt ' ' the propo.als of thc Raflfllflfl gutttU' mi-r.t. so far as la at pr, mat BBflWB, de batable principle, on wi.rch C-.e open ir.g of Bogatiatiflaa may be bui-ed may be recog,.i*'-d. BBd that I am ready te enter into _uch >" ? ???'? ** tba Rfl government .-end.-, representatives hav mn full pawera fer thia pvrpooo. i hope and wi-li that theee efforts will soon tnkc defiaitc ihape and briag u peuce." Reapeetiag I'oland, Lithaaata r.nd Ccirland, Count von Hertliag Iflfdl "We re>pect the right of lelf-deter mination cf their people* \\ , axpect they will gi:*: tncaiaelrea a toaatita tional form <f goTflrameat corre^pond mg tn their eoaditiflaa." The Chancellor delivered a long speech to the Reichstag. in whirh Bfl dwelt upon all the current problems of the mtrrnal and ex'ernnl situation*,. After some per.ional observu^tions on the war the Chancellor referred to th,' home politics of the empire, alluding to the introdurtion of the I'russian fran? chise proposal und the covernment'" new measures which extead social and political lagialatlflB in Germany, and in regard to the maintenance of a cenaor ?hip profcs.ed himself, in contradu Sweden Sends Bolshevik Peace Offer to Berlin LONDON, Nov. 29. ? A Copenhagen dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company says that the Swedish Lega? tion at Petrograd has agreed, at Leon Trotzky's request, to act as nediator between Russia and Germany and has already sent to the Berlin Foreien Office a note proffering a truce and peace negotiations. French Commander Urges Russian Leader To Refuse Armistice PETROGRAD, Tuesday, Nov. 27 - "Isvestiay," the Bolsheviki organ, says that General Henri Berthelot, chief of the Krench military mission to Rumania, under a jassy date of November 25 has informed Lieutenant General StcherbatchefT, commander of the Rus? sian forces in Rumania, of the receipt of a dispatch from the War Ministry at Paris, commenting on the absence of military information from the Rus sian general staff. but, instead, the rc ccipt of details of the armistice elTorts. "I am requested tfl inform "he hi_rh est military ro4vcr," says General B.rthelot, "that France does not recog nire the power ol the national cor. missaries, but la conrident of the pa? triotism of the highest Russian co-" mand and bflUflflafl that it wiU refuse to enter into criminal negotiations, aid will keep the Bflfflflfl army facing the common enemy." Russian Peace Envoys Within German Lines LONDON, Nov. I'll.?Representatives of Er.sigr Krylenko, the Bolshevik commander-in-chief, according to a Reuter despatch from Petrograd, have entered tho German lines on the front of the Russian Fifth Army, to ncgo tiate with the Germans, who deputized the commander of the northern army to aet as plenipotentiary. His answer was received on official C i rman gov? ernment paper. Compromise With Kaiser Is Urged by Lansdowne * To Save Civilized World' LONDON, Nov. 29.?The strongest impetu* to a renewal of the heated diicussions of the rival schools on the war policy of the Allies was provoked to-day from a most unexpected quarter by the publication of a long letter from the Marquis of Lansdowne strongly pleading for a revision of the Allies' war aims und un attempt to secure peace before "the prolongation of the war leads to the ruin of the civilized world." The Marquis of Lansdowne Is a tjpiea! representative of the old Con servative party. He was a member of Asquith's coalition administration and ?vas Secretary for Foreign Affairs in Lord .Salisbury's and Mr. Baufour's mmistries. He was Viceroy of India ' and Governor General of Canada. He was the last public man to be suspected of paciti.-t tendencies. For League of Nations. His letter gives formal adhesion to Pre.'ident Wilson's policy of a league of nations, and he asks: "What will be the value of the blessings of peace to nations so exhausted that they can scarcely stretch forth a hand to grasp them?" Lord Lansdowne contends an im rnei._e stimuius would probably be irivcr. to the peace party in Germany "i; it arere understood that the an nihilution of Germany as a great power ->.as not desired; second, thut WO do not seek to imposu upon thc Gcrmun people a form of government against their choice; third, that, except as _ legitimate war meas? ure, v.-e do not desire to deny to Ger m _ny her place among the great com? mercial countries; fourth, that we are prepared after the war. in concert with the other powers, to exanune the international protlems connected with the freedorn cf the seas; fifth, that we i.re prepar-rd to enter into an interna tlonal pact unler which ample oppor tunities would be afforded for the set tlement of in*. rrnational disputes by peaceful mean.;." I'nwelcome to England I.ar.sdowne's long und intimate con-j nectiofl arith foreign affairs and di-; plomafly lends unusual authority to, such u pronouncement at the moment af the meeting of the inter-Allied con-j fereaeo in Paris and because of Ciem- , ?ncaaa'a recent declaration against a1 leagae of nations including (iermany, aafl already there are indications of j embittertd controversy over it. It is announced authoritatively that tbe government had no previous kr.owled(.e of tl.e letter, and thc strong,-t supporters of the govern? ment in thc evening press suggest that tha letter i.s very un'welcome to thc ;.:? reraaeeata ! I'nder tiie cup'ion "Lansdov. ne's . trange Letter" und the sub-heud "Th. ? Poliey of Talking to thc Tiger" the I "Evening News" demurs strongly ; . Laa idflWBfl'a sut'trestions on round that Germany's word can-i Uraetfld in any matter and that an attempt tfl BTgBfl witn ner would be :? theer waste of time. Oa the other hand. the Asquith pa tirction to the stand of the Entente powera, in favor of a liberal concep tion of the right of free opinion. After an alfectini? appeal for unity on the lateraal front the Chancellor spoke about as follows on the general rnd political world situation: ,-| have taken over from my highly honored predecessors in office a prccious heritagfl. namcly, to cherish our friefldabip with Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Iluljana. Our alHflBCe, with theae three states were concluded on diiTerent datcs, but their aim u tommflfl the realization of national Idflflla, the saffguarding of our terri- ; torial posscssions and :he warding off of enemy attack*. The preeminent nature of this aim has steeltd our : resnlution Ifl the long and bloody , t'rutrgle and wil sustain us until the. end i? in sight. "Our faithful allies. to whom wa have bflflfl drawn in defmee of our mo,t , sacted poasesalons, and in combination j with whom deeds of incomparable greatne,, have been performed on tho pers hail the letter as one of the most remarkable documents that tbe war has produced, "The Star" greeting the let? ter as the most formiduble attack yet made on the Lloyd Georgian "knock? out blow poiicy." The matter has created quite a sen sation in the lobbies of Parliament and. it Ifl un.lerstj.l, will be the subject of di.cussion in the House at an early date, probably Monday Lord Lansdowne Backs President's Plan for A League of Nations [Stiff Correxpondence] LONDO\ Nov. tt\?h mighty im petus to the movement for a League of Nations, originated by President Wil? son, hus been given by tiie adhesion to the poiicy by Lord Lansdowne. His let? ter in "The Morning Telegraph" is ae? cepted as political news of prime im? portance. There have been indorse? ment. from many quarters, and it will cnlist fresh recruits in circles which were formerly considered far from moderate in their views. Lord Lansdowne, who is the tradi tional leader of the Conservative party ln the House of Lords, enjoys the re spect of all factions. For some days it has been rumored that he has been con templating such a move, and it will be noted that it synchronizes with the Paris conferenee, which is called to consider the future conduct of the war. Now, Lansdowne has callc.l for a mod? erate poiicy which hflfl hitherto had many supporters but 4/eak leadership, and the so-called "bitter-enders" have been thrown on the defensive. Already "The Fvetiing Standard" which ha.s been consutently advocating a "knock-out" poiicy has enlistcd with Lord Lansdowne. "The Fvening Star," "The Westminster Gazette," "The Man chester Guardian" and "The Daily Chronicle" naturally fail into line, while many provincial papers give their un qualified support. In Parliamentary circles it has cre? ated a tremendous impression. I under? stand the letter was completed a week or ten days ag., ar.d since then that the 1 draft has b<en considered by .such leaders as Ballour, Asquith, McKenna, Runciman, Lords Salisbury, Robert Cecil, Loreburn, Courtney, Parmoor, Morley and a great number of others. Both the L.berals and the Conserva tives ar" unsympathetic to Lloyd' George's "knock-out" poiicy and have I formed an alliance for a new platform. It ia expected that the test will come ia tl.e Hou.-e of Parliament early next j \.>ek Wkefl tf.e Iflcrflt ".sion is held I t" -cuss tkfl question of man power.! Bfltween now and then many leaders ' tra expected te publicly deciare their i hd'.i? ,on to the poiicy of Lord Lans- ? downe. He has been Governor General i of India and Canada, Foreign Secretary Bfld ^ar Minister, and recently was .,-,-? -ted as a successor to Lloyd George. 1*. is aigniftcant that he selected "The Telegraph" itead of "The Times" for tne punl.c.tion of .he letter. This means that the battle between moder? ate and extrerr.e opinion uill henceforth be fought in the open. Ar.d it will be fought to a tinish. batl ? iield-. aad at home, have my grati tude an'l admir.v.ion." Count von Hertling said the initia? tive for the Prussian reforms pro? ceeded from t'ne crowr, and aft.r allud ing to some 1104V bills of reform affect ing the w..rl.men's l nions, referred to the censor.?!i:p qoflatiofl and prom.sed to do what 44ns Bfleeible to allow a free expraaaian 0:" onuiion and set aside abuses. Hfl continued: "The point now is to sta.d together Boltfld and lirm until victory ia j achieved. "ur enemies he_m t.) see: they cannot deprive us of victory by force of anaa, but tbev baa* tl.eir hope on a supposed inm:neut internal breakdown. Witkout H,owied_e of our German eoaditioaa and rr. llfld bf a de? pendent an.l iaatigfltiBg press. they af fect tfl sf- ll "ia of comiu events and tranMtor> eppearaaeee. Da your best, gentlemen, to destroy thia by a unai 1 mou.i determir.ation to supnort the gov? ernment. That one thought and de termination filla all hearts thought of j one's country." French Premier Pre sides Over. the Great Council in Paris on Conduct of the War Crowds Ref rain From Cheering People at Hotel ofU.Se and British Envoys Realize Gravity of the Situation PARIS, Not. 29.-The inter-Alllao. conference. which ha, been called ta discuss closer unity in the prosecution flf the war and coordination of re* sources, opened in thc .Ministry of For? eign Affairs this morning, with flfteon nations represented. Tho French Premier, M. Clemenceau, pn--lde<] and welcomed thfl delegates, emphaaiiing the gravity of the responsibilitie, re,t ing on the asscmbled statenraen and military officials. The delegates immediately went to work, sub-dividing into committeea, tho composition of which had been ar ranged. Tho Italian representatives were tho first to reach the conlercnce hall. They were followed by the envo.s of Japan. The American war mission, augmentt,_ by Ambassador Sharp. Gen? eral Pershing and Vice-Admiral Sims, conferred at their hotel headquarters before going to the Foreign Oflflafl, which they reached at 10 o'ciock. The British dehgates cam, right after th, Americans. Crowd, Surround Hotel There were larire crowds outsid* th, hotel where the Americans and DnMah are quartered and also in front of the Foreign Ministry, but there was Bfl cheering or demonstration of any kind. The crowds seemed to reognize the aeriousness of the business in hand Premier Clemenceau'* speech bar<-ly exceeded a hundred words "Gentlemen," hc _aid, "in tiie natre of the French Republic tha. honor o.' welcoming you falls upon me. ln this greatest of wars it is the fcelmg of the supreme solidarity of people. which umte. us in this mom-nt to win on the tield of battle the right to a peace which shall bc a true pcace of humanity. "lt is for this we are hero in this udmirable reunion of hope and duty, well prepared to make every saerirlco demanded by an alliance which no in tngue and no weakenin-j can ever Im. pair. Oai Usk is to translute into acta thosp lofty feelings whereby w. aro nnimated. Our order of th. day ia work. Let us work." Di.tded Into Sectlona If, Pichon then outlined the qu.s tions to be examined and the method of work to be followed. The resolutiona by the French representatives having been adopted without discussion, the conference divided into sections in which the various allied delegatlons. are represented. These sectiona aro rinances, imports and transportation. armament, munitions, aviation, food atid blockade. Each of these commissioner, ls being presided over by the French miniater whose department torresponds to tha subject under consideration. Diplo matic, military and naval .neettona wil be treated under the dirccticn of the ministers of those departrrcnts. The general meeting ended at 11 o'clock, when the delegates left} thfl Foreign Office. Meetings of the Supreme War Conn* eil, in whieh only France, Great Brit? ain, the I'nited States and Italy are represented, will follow the inter-Allied conference. This war council is a per? manent bedy, and will deal only with question, rclating to military opera? tions on the Western front, which now includes Italy. Colonel House and General Taaker H, Bliss will represent the United Statee at the f.rst meeting of thi, council. Northcliffe Praloes U. 8. In diseussing the inter-Allied con? ference in an interview in the "Petit Parisien" Viacount Northcliffe say,: "The unity of control which will issue from this conference is essential for more thnn one reason, but especially because it will permit the Allies to ute to its full extent the generou, abun dance of resources which the vast transatlantic republic place, at their di-posal. The importance of American intervention only appears as yet but in dintinctiy and veiled to the eye, of Eu? rope. lt is too difficult to imagine Whfll is happei.irfg S.UoU kilometres from here." V, eaaal Northcliffe described tbeen thusiasm that he said he had wtneseed throughout the length and breadth of the I'nited State,. London Expects Allies to Restate Their War Aims By Arthur S. Draper LONDON. Nov. 29. lt :? now expect? ed that a redeclaration of the Allies' arar fllflBa Will fflUflW the Pari, confer? ence of the Inter-Allied War Counci'. Tho argument for it is well known, namely, that It wtll be impossible to co ordinate effort unlesa there ia a com? mon objective, defined though tt may be in elastic terms. But there ara aew reasons. Th, Bouheviki having __?