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ij, S. Ship Is
Hit by Mine;
cgOO-Ton Steamer Saet?a'
(^e, Down 25 Miles Off
Ocean City, Md.
I 47 Scantily Clad Men !
???red From Icy Water j
jddly Plunging Sea Makes i
Rescue Difficult; All of
"Black Watch" Lost
OCEAN CITY, Md., Nov. 9.?Twenty j
ainutis after striking what is believed |
w jjjve been a mine, the American]
jttMjer S8etia, a 5,000-ton tramp, sank j
areiity-fiVe miles off shore here at 9:0F>?
j. m. to-day. Thirty-seven members of
?he crew are missfhg and forty-seven
?Tere landed here shortly after 1 o'elock
?hi? afternoon. The chief engineer.
Culi* Turnier, of Hartford, Conn. v,u ;
The ?inking of the ship was preceded
br ?n explosion a few minutes after 8
s'elock. A few minutes later two mon
.iolent explosions followed. Although
the ship was light, having just left an
American convoy off the Delaware
Cspes, she went down within twenty
minutes, according to her master, Cap
tim W. S. Lynch, of Pleasantville, N.
J, who landed at this place.
Coiit Guard cutters and a number
of destroyers rushed to the aid of the
itesjnsbip, which submerged before
my ?raid come alongside A number
of the crew were picked up in the
?.?ter, but late to-day thirty-seven sail?
ors were missing,
little Hope for Black Watch"
Although an all-night watch will be
??cpt by destroyers and fishing boats,
i.omore survivors were picked up after
l.o'dock in the afternoon. Little hope
is held for those who wer.? among the
?"alack watch" in the engine room at
the tims the mine was struck. The ex?
plosions which followed the first, it is
wlieved. were the boilers.
Desoite a crushed left leg, the chief .
viigineer was able to talk after he was
??iven stimulants at a hospital in Salis?
bury, Md. He held very little hope for
the "black watch" on duty at the time
?be boilers exploded.
The Saetia left its convoy, returning
rom France, thre days ago, and was
Heading for Philadelphia. Twenty-five
miles off this place she ran into the
mine, which sent her quivering from
bo* to stern. Before the ship could
tsck the first explosion thrc:w half the
crew into the sea.
Fatigued by Cold Water
Captain Lynch immediately ordered
"all hands on deck," but before life?
boats could be lowered, the cold salt,
water pouring in upon the boilers,
caused the additional explosions. The
:?hip 'careened violently, setlling heav?
ily at the stern. With the water pour?
ing through the .-haft all?y in the stern
rnly the bow remained-on the surface,
within fifteen minutes. A few minutes j
later the ship had settled entireJy in j
about 300 feet of water.
Due to the excitement and the short
time to "put off" in the lifeboats, none
of the crew coul give a coherent ac?
count of the sinking. It is believed a !
number of the sailors were taken down j
by the suction of the freighter as she ]
made her final plunge.
The first rescue ship, a United States I
coast guard launch, to return capsized ,
in the heavy sea. All the men were !
picked up within a few miles of the !
shore, while hundreds of persons i
crowded the shore.
It f ,a only with the greatest skill:
that the large? power boats could ride '
out o?. the rough seas, and no persons '
could boye to fight long against it. '?
The destroyers and revenue cutters !
spent the night patrolling the adja?
cent "-aters for any survivors.
Thr/j landed here was scantily clad
and t jued after several hours in the
Alty<ugn it had been rumored that
the Saetia had been torpedoed, naval
authorities here scout the idea. The
stories related by the crew also tended
to disprove it.
Gen. Otani Moves
Rapidly in Siberia
Lands on August 19 and
Fights Battle 420 Miles
Away September 5
TOKIO, Oct. . 1.?The capture of
Khabarovsk, Siberia, by American and
Japanese troops has been a subject of
mutual congratulation by commanders
of the troops of the two nations which
cooperated in this swift move of 420
miles north from Vladivostok to the
point on the Amur River.
The American troops were com?
manded by Lieutenant Colonel C. H.
Morrow, acting with the 12th Japanese
Division, Por the share of the Ameri?
cans in the action Lieutenant Colonel
Morrow has received a congratulatory
message from Baron General Uyehara,
chief of the Japanese General Sta/F.
through General Otani, commander of
the Allied forces.' In rctutrn Lieutenant
Colonel Morrow sent the following
message to Baron General Uyehara:
"General Otani's campaign on the
L'ssuri and the Amur for rapidity ami
success is truly rehiarkable. He landed
at Vladivostok on August 19, concen?
trated on the 23d and fought a brilliant
and successful battle on the 24th. On
September 5 he had moved his army 420
railes for the capture of Khabarovsk,
an accomplishment worthy of the best,
traditions of the glorious Japanese
"I sincerely thank General Oi and the !
staff of the splendjd 12th Division for ]
all the courtesy and friendly feeling |
displayed to the American troops under i
my command. The serving together of ?
the Japanese; and American armies will i
more closely unite the already friendly ?
aB in one Hat
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At Huns' Tactics
Misuse of Red Cross Emblem
to Cover Machine Gun
Nests Arouses Anger
WITH TUB AMERICAN ARMY IN
FRANCE; Oct. 7.?Misuse of the Red
Cross emblem by the German army i?
bringing bitter comment irom Amer?
ican officers in position to know what
is being done. A lieutenant in the
medical corps and an infantry officer
assert that "all the stories told about
the German army's devilish and in?
human tactics are true."
Taught to respect the Red Cross flag,
American troops were led into many
an ambuscade by Boche trickery in the
display of this insignia. And what has
incensed the Americans the most is
the fact that the Germans refused to
recognize the Red Cross emblem at any
"Before going to the front I was in?
clined to doubt some of the stories
being circulated about, the German.-',"'
said the medical officer, "but after one
month in the front lines I can believe
anything that is said against them.
They are so guilty of inhuman and
barbarous acts themselves that they
refuse to respect the use of the Red
Cross by the Allies. Their use of the
Re?l Cross insignia is one of the big?
gest crimes they ought to be made to
answer for after the war."
One of the tricks used by the Boche
was to plant v. Red Cross flag in the
tower ot a church of a village in the
path of the advancing Americans. Re?
specting it, the infantry would not call
for any concentration of artillery lire
on these buildings.
The American troops upon taking one
particular village, advanced upon a
church from which was displayed a
Led Cross flag without suspecting any
trick. When they were within short
range a murderous machine gun fire
was poured into their ranks from the
windows and towers of the church.
When the Americans finally gained the
interior they found six machine guns,
manned by a platoon of sturdy Boches
not a sign of any hospital or dress?
ing station. Needless to say no pris?
oners were taken.
War Insurance to
Assistant Treasury Secretary,
Says Government, Has
Made Great Record
CHICAGO, Nov. ?>.- -it has cosl
government only 11,500,000 to write
$36,250,000,000 of life insurance on the
lives of soldiers and sailor.- within
the last year, said Thomas B. Love, as?
sistant Secretary of the Treasury, in
an address here to-day before the As?
sociation of Life Agency ?Officers. By
its accomplishments in the short period
of twelve months, the Treasury's Bu?
reau of War Risk Insurance "has
wrought the insurance miracle of
doubling the volume of ordinary life
insurance outstanding in the world.'
Mr. Love added.
Describinc: the growth of the lar
gest life insurance organization in the;
world, the largest disbursing institu?
tion and the biggest government bu?
reau, with 1-1,000 employes. Secretary
Love said, the result had contributed
strongly to the morale of American
troops abroad, by giving them material
assurance that their dependents were
cared for during their absence and
would continue to receive assistance
from the government, in case of their
' ??' '?' injury.
Secreta ry \ ove said thai in the lust
two months mere than 18,000 soldiers
or sailors'have died of ihfluensa it" this
country alone, and insurance which
the government will pay to their bene
ficiaries will amount eventually to
$170,000,000. Premium income col?
lected from insured soldiers is esti?
mated at $143-000,000, and up to No?
vember 1 disbursements on account of
deaths amounted to 4,102,000. These
payments are distributed over a period
of years, and the aggregate or com?
muted value of claims is $122.098.000.
New insurance has been written at the
ral of $2,750,000,000 a month, or $92,
0.00,000 a day, and it is estimated that
95 per cenl of the men it; the army
and navy are insured.
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