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   Warren Evening Mirror (Newspaper) - October 22, 1917, Warren, Pennsylvania                               THIS NEWSPAPER IS A MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. THIRTY-FIFTH YEAR. OCTOBER 1917. PRICE TWO CENTS. Bonds ATTIES British Airmen Carried Out Many Attacks on Impor- tant Objectives MANY DIRECT HITS REGISTERED Germans Admit Loss of Four Zeppelins in France and Say Fate is Unknown NEARLY FORTY MILLION MEN UNDERARMS Allies Have Over v Twenty- seven Million Soldiers on Various Fronts Figures Do Not Include Naval Forces That Number Sev- eral Millions More Associated Oct. airmen carried out numerous attacks on Ger- man airdromes in and on important-objectives near Saarbruck.- 'northeast of Saturday Sunday. The official statement on aviation activities says that nine Ger- man machines were brr-ught down and that -four .others were driven -'out of control. spite of very -misty weather a further attack into was car- ried out by our airships this afternoon. A foundry and railway junction ten miles nor.th of SaarbruekeiL were bombed with over a of bombs. good results were observed. Bursts were seen on the foundry and where- big explosion oc- curred. Many hostile scouts attacked the bombing squadron the ob- jectives and four were driven out of control. We took protographs. All our machines returned safely except one. the was very- but a thick haze prevented ob- servation for artillery. During the clay we carried out bombing opera- tions vigorously. A total of 238 bombs' weie dropped on the enemy's air- dromes at Gontrode and on the Cortemarick station and on hostile billets and hutments. -One airdrome at Roulers was bombed from a low height. One bomb was seen to hit and blow to pieces a on Ihe while another fell through the center of a hangar. The enemy's personnel and machines on the ground then were attacked with much gun fire from our airships. Dur- ing this bombing attack our scouts operated in the neighborhood and brought down seven German machines which in Mil view of their airdrome. enemy's airdromes were again attacked. A ton of bombs were dropped on the airdrome and railway station and on the airdrome at Courtrai. At one of these a direct hit was observed upon a hostile machine endeavoring to leave the ground. the cotirse of the day a total of nine German machines were downed and four others were driven down out of control. Three of our machines are Admit Zeppelins' Loss. Oct. loss of four Zeppelins is admitted in an offi- cial statement received here from Ber- lin. An airship the 'state- ment attacked Man- Grimsby and with suc- The statement the night of October 19-20 a naval airship squadron under Captain Baron Preusch von Buttler-Bradenfels attacked with special success wich and Mappleton On the return owing to an ad- verse wind and dense four air- ships under Captains Coolie. Hansger and passed over the French battle accord- ins to French they were shot down or forced to land. No details regarding the fate of the vessels or their crews are available at present. American Got Machine Oct. son of Richard H.' of an American aviator serving with one of the French squadrilles Associated Oct. least -are bearing arms in the '--0 on the side of the world allies and on the side of the central according to latest war department compilations from published reports in _ various countries. figures do not in- clude naval personnel which would raise the total several millions. Against Germany's Aus- tria's Turkey's and Bulgaria's arrayed the Allowing armed Great Brit- United more than and 4.00. San Marino an'd Panama have imall forces-under arms. Military experts do not regard'these igures entirely but believe they represent in round numbers the lomparative strength of the conteud- ng armies as published recently. Germany and Austria have made every effort to conceal precise numbers of their careful estimates of military intelli- gence departments have placed' the qtal at about ten with Ger- many's force more than double that of Austria. Review of AH Fronts in World War Shows Many Activities Under Way RUSSIAN FLEET WINS IN MANOEUVER BRITISH FLEET HAS on Page German Transport and a Dreadnaught Torpedoed by Russian Submarine Destroyer rMary Rose Fought German Cruiser Single Hand- ed for Half an. Hour Associated Oct. British de- .troyer Mary Rose foughc single- handed against the German cruiseis in the convoy action in the North according to a story ascribed to a British officer rescued off Bergen and transmitted by the Christiania co-- respondent of the Times. The'other which should have been never appeared and it is thought likely that it was destroyed at the beginning of the action. After fighting heroically for half an during which she was subjected to the most terrific concentrated the Mary Rose sank. Ten members of the crew were found clinging to buoys and rescued. The correspondent says that the re- ports of the butchery of the crews of the jnerchantmen pass description. Two women on one ship waved a piece of white cloth which was perfectly visible. They were silenced by a vol- ley from the German cruisers. Associated In co-operation with the French on his Field Marshal Haig launched a new blow along a narrow front at German lines northeast of Ypres this morning. The allied infantry moved forward near' the Ypres-Staden railway and on outskirts .of..Houtb.ols.t extreme northern edge of the active front in Flanders. The French advance was along a width of about of a mile. The British at- tack probably along a somewhat wider extending towards Poel- capelle and possibly taking in the area of that which has been the scene of some desperate fighting with- n the last few the German re- actions being extremely persistent here. Both groups of troops scored early successes. Paris an- nounced that all their objectives were attained by the French while Marshal Haig reported satisfac- tory progress for the British. The operation apparently is aimed at bringing the left flank of the allied advance somewhat further forward as a support to the where the wedge has been driven farthest into the German front. British naval airmen who raided erman bases in Belgium and con- ducted scouting operations over the enemy's territory yesterday brought or forced down six German airships. Russian naval units in the northern part of the Gulf of Riga have outwit- ted the superior German forces and have escaped from ivhere they apparently had been bottled up itter the engagement in and about the COAL 3IIXKRS HATE GEXKRALIAf GOIS'JE TO 1VORK TERRE Oct. ports received today by President Ed- ward of district No. United Mine indicated that with the exception of about in the Indiana bituminous coal the miners idle last week had returned to work. O-------------------------------------------1 I MEN ARE SLAUGHTERED Oct telegram received by the semi-official news agency says that' Esthonians who have escaped from Oesel and Moon recently cap- tured by the report that Russian prisoners are be- ing loaded into boats by the Germans who tell have nothing with which to feed you. Go As soon as the boats leave they are fired upon with ma- chine guns. on Page SEC. DANIELS ADDRESSES NOW TRAINING Great Lakes Naval Station Scene of Demonstration by Men Navy Never Before Offered Such Exceptional Oppor- tunities for Promotion Associated GRBAAT Oct. Never in its history has the navy pre- sented to the enlisted personnel such remarkable opportunities for Secretary Daniels declared today in an address to sailors at the Great Lakes training station. door of opportunity has been opened wide to the enlisted said the Secretary. chance for promotion never w-as so good as it is today. There was the not long when few entered the navy could hope to attain a commis- sion. From 1909 to 1912 only three were appointed to commissioned ranks. then war began 808 warrant officers have been commissioned as ensigns and enlisted men have been made warrant officers. I believe these officers who have been jpror moted-fromlUe' ranks will prove their competence and worth I expect that when the war is those who haye 'made good' can be continued in the rank they have attained and in line for steady Secretary Daniels commended the officers of the station for the system they have involved for flitting men for active duty afloat at a station located a thousand miles from tide- water. DUTCH STEAMER BURNS IN NEW YORK HARBOR Flames Were Put Out by Fire- men After a Long Hard Fight CTlie Associated NEW Oct. Dutch steamship of 6.800 tons caught flrei today in the Hud- son river off N. J. A large part of the fire fighting appartus of Hoboken was summoned to the water front. The vessel is one of the larg- est in Holland's freight service. The owned by the Hol- land-American is one of the fleet of Scandinavian and Dutch ships tied up at the various Ameri- can ports pending federal inquiry to on Page Oct. have scanned the horizon in- said Premier Lloyd George can see no terms in sight which will lead to enduring peace. The only terms now possible would mean an armed truce ending in an even more frightful Mr. Lloyd George said Germany would make peace now only on terms which would enable her to benefit by the He asserted that would be encouragement to every war. buccaneering empire in the future to repeat the experiment. More than twice as many German submarines were lost in the first ten months of this year as in all of last year the premier asserted. The British tonnage lost monthly now is not much more than one-third of the total destroyed last April. The premier said he had hoped the enemy's terrible power might be broken this but that the temporary collapse of the Russian military power had postponed this hope. But time was on the side of the he said. Time once was but two things have changed the advent of America and the increasing fear of German submarine war. The the premier were on the eve of the most important inter-allied conference ever at which for the first time representatives of America and the Russian democracy would be present. Grandson of Captain H. H. Cumings of Tidioute Victim of a Submarine NAME HEADS LIST OF THOSE LOST Had Been in France Driving an Announces Victims Heading the list of casualties on the Transport Antilles is the name of H. H. emergency address unknown. Investigation however re- veals the fact that the young man Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Curningg of Philadelphia and a grandson of the late Captain H. H. of Tidioute. Telephonic inauiry of Mrs. Harold of who' is an aunt of the young man developed the fact that Mr. Cumings had en- listed in the French Ambulance Corps last March as a driver and that he had recently been discharged after com- pleting the term of his enlistment. Mrs. Hawkey stated that recently she had been in conversation her brother H. H. and that he had stated that his Son had com- pleted his term of service and was preparing to return -home and that he would do so at the first oppor- tunity. Circumstances are such that there is no doubt that the name of the man who went down on the Atlantic is that of young who like his illustrous grandfather responded to the call for arms. Mr. Cumings is 20 years of age and was an expert automobile driver so that when the call came he left with a number of other young men from Philadelqhia to do his bit in the am- bulance work in France. Posessed of cool nerves and with great ability he soon won commendation by his work in the ambulance corps. His letters home were of vast interest and were filled many obser- vations of the work that were most in- teresting and engaging. He is sur- vived by his parents and one brother Pierce of Philadelphia. Oct. casu- alty list shows that not all the lost were Americans. The of whom-many were probably killed by the came principally from Spain and Portugal. Some of the non-commissioned army among the American troops were men of foreign birth. Two of them were Germans by birth. General Pershing's report throws no new light on the circumstances of the attack and so far as is known neither a submarine nor a torpedo was seen. The following were Z. C. An- tonio Irorico F. As- Pedro Constantino J. F. E. Parcerofi J. F. J. Puerta A. I. Echever- ria. San Jose Spain. To'.al casualties 67. Total survivors 370. Urivate Elzie S. not vet accounted for. J. of not yet accounted for. This probably duplication of name a survivor. List of r Oct. 22. Sixty- seven lives were lost when the army transport Antilles went down last Wednesday by the torpedo of a Ger- man submarine. The official list of casualties cabled today by General Pershing shows 67 total surviv- and one unaccounted for. The following were lost in the sink- ing of the transport Casual H. H. emergency address unknown. Sergeant Otto Paul Kleber. Germany. Sergeant Otto WILL SELL TO GOVERNMENT AT LOWEST COST Underwear Manufacturers Unite in Wonderful Pa- triotic Move No Profit Will be Made by Corporation Which Has Just Been Formed Associated Oct. to produce and sell to the government without profit approximately 000 suits of underwear or enough to supply each soldier in the allied armies with four sets of light and four of heavy garments each have beefi worked out by Stein- of New and probably will be laid before government officials for consideration in a day or two. Mr. Steiufeld has been organizing into a single corporation about forty yarn spinning and knitting mills hav- ing a combined annual output of ten million dozen suits of knitted under- wear. Th'c to be Icnown as the American Knit Goods corpora- Includes many large mills in the eaat and south. WAR HAS REVIVED INTEREST IN RELIGION Letters from Officers Show Men at the Front Find Solace in Beliefs Associated Oct. solace and comfort which the Irish soldier gath- ers from his religion is one of the phases of front-line life frequently touched upon by'the late Major Wil- liam Redmond jn his letters some of which Mrs. Redmond has col- lected into a volume. In one of given to The Associated the popular Irish leader shortly before his fortitude the men seem to draw from their faith is great and marked. The man who has been with his chaplain and who has prepared himself by the sacraments is ready for any and shows it in his very demeanor. Often the writer has heard officers declare their pleasure at the devotion of the men to their and frequently those officers have been of other religions In another Major Redmond writes of the work of Ihe French all the evil that has followed in its it is good to find at least one beneficial result from the war. If has led to the revival of religion m a most remarkable way. to practically everyone is and it is apparent in a hun- dred directions. Perhaps this revival is most marked of all in and there it is attributable in no little degree to the splendid record of the French priests in the army. many people it seemed a wrong that the ministers of the Prince of Peace should be called upon to take up arms and play a part in the terrible work of bloodshed and slaughter which has converted so large a por- tion of Europe into a veritable sham- bles. What seemed and what from some points of view was no has in the result turned out a blessing. spectacle of thousands of It Is Expected to Reach Cli- on Wednesday with Nation Wide Boost APATHY HAMPERS SUCCESS OF EFFORTS Every Effort is Made to Raise Five Billions Before Campaign Closes Associated Oct. -filial week of the Liberty Loan campaign began today with workers throughout Lhe cotintry redoubling their efforts to attain the maximum. To reach this figure about will have to be raised between now and the close of business on Sat- urday night. means that sub- scriptions the rate of more than day. The closing week of the campaign is being hampered on the part of certain rural communities in the middle west and south and by reports of deliberate efforts on the part of the treasury department' to make the re- turns appear less than the figures actually show. The department has called attention to these reports and issued an em- phatic adding that only the actual figures had been given out. The campaign probably will reach its climax on proclaimed Day by President when nation-wide celebrations will be held with including many of the country's most prominent pub- lic men. It is expected to prove a ban- ner day in subscriptions to the SECRETS OF ZEPPELINS KNOWN TO ALLIES One is Brought Down Intact with Machines and Instal- ments Unharmed Associated AMERICAN TRAINING in Oct. number of Amer- ican army officers today inspected the German Zeppelin brought down intoct by French aviators Saturday. The machinery and instruments of .he airship were the first nstance 'of its kind since the begin-- ning of the war. tAll the German air- ship secrets are now known to the Americans. A detachment of American marines arrived at the spot soon after the Zeppelin landed and assisted the French aviators in protecting the air- ship and making prisoners of its oc- cupants. on. Page U. S. S. DESTROYERS BATTLE From Page Oct. It was officially announced to- day that the American de- stroyer which had an engage- ment in the war zone with a German submarine and got to port under her own steam after being was the U. S. S. Cassin. The Cassin was torpedoed while on partol duty on Tues- October 16. Gunner's 'mate Osmond Kelly of Pratt was killed by being blown overboard. RECORD BREAKING I'XIGHT Iff AIRPIAITE Associated MINEOLA N. Oct. ant Resnati in his Caproni airship carrying arrived lere from at this- afternoon. The distance approxi- 305 milss by was covered in three hours and 40 minutes. 1VARREX HIGH SCHOOL 1VOX FROM EDIMJOKO Warren's High School football team added another star-to their crown of glory Saturday .vnen they journeyed where they defeated a team from the Edinboro Normal school. The Edinboro Normal school is always represented by a fast and this year is no exception. The Normal School team started out in a gingery manner and scored on the Warren who then got busy and rushed the winning out by a score of 31 to 10. o- THE WEATHER Rain turning to snow late tc- snow and I moderate north to northeast winds. o--------------------------------------------o   

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