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EL PASO, TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 12. 191 7.
SINGLE CuKT FIVE CENTS.
Mexican bank notes, state bills, 819c; pesos, 65c;
Mexican gold, 53c; nacionales, 20c; bar silver, H.
&. H. quotation, 88' 4C; copper, $23.50; grains, irregu
lar; livestock, steady; stocks, lower.
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Widespread Suffering Feared; Demands for Coal Are
Pouring in upon Governor and university May Be
Forced to Close; Light Plants Have Been Closed
Several Days and Many Schools Are Dismissed
C'LVMBUS, Ohio. Oct. IS. Mayors
throughout Ohio today were pre.
arms to sieze coal to prevent
s lffermg, which is becoming wide
6, r3l Demands for coal are pour
ing in. on the governor, public uttil
t ? commission and state coal clear-
1 'I 10 university officials reported
ti t unless colli -an tv obtained by
: f this afternoa Ue umverMty prob
1. v would be forced to close.
1.1 Kb t Plants Clour.
T". a number of small communities,
cr.t plants have been closed for sev-
LIBERTY LOAN COMMITTEES SELL
Luncheon Announcements Show Total of $1,593,000
Taken Here on Second Issue to Date; Three
Banks to Hear From; Mining Men Win Flag;
Eailroad Men, Cigars; women, Candy.
Total amount bonds sub
Amount sold since Tues
'estimated amount three
banks will subscribe. .
jt FTER total.ng the
ZA bonds sold by
mitteea working In the EJbertyTT
i.ond "drive," B. B. Orndorff. sajesi,
onager, at the luncheon at Hotel;
heluua Friday noon made the above',
.i-.Gouncement on the amount sub-j
- ibed and that estimated. '
Phc subscriptions to the second is-
. i. , .i .. ... . , c-. v--i i 1
, 1 '"""'""
h Border National and the Union
-iai:k and Trust company are not .n-'
' '.uilcd in the tqtal subscribed to date 1
' was estimated that the state M-
'.nr.al will subscribe I00,000. the Bor-j Asks Tor Thorough Record.
i - and Union banks 59,00 each. "There should be a book of honor,
"With this estimate Walter M. Butler, a book of record, kept by the execu-v.,--etar
of the executive committee. tive committee." judge Hawkins said,
s i.d Friday that the total to date isi "to record the El Pasoans who show
il l 'cximately J1,5S3,I00. I
The mming men s committee, of
..ich B. Lu Farrar is chairman, won t
-ilk American flag offered by Mr.
"-.ndorff for tfce committee securing
') largest total. The railroad com
mittee, of which G. F. Hawks is
t hairman. won the second prize, a box
f e.gars, offered also by Mr. Orn
'inrff for the committee selling bonds
the largest number of persons.
This committee sold bonds to 51 per-t-ons
during the past three days.
Candy for Women's Committee.
A box of candy was presented to
Mrs T. W. Lianier. and the members
ot the women s committee by Mr.
'rndorff in appreciation of their
work. This committee announced a
total of J7450.
Dr. G X. Thomas leads the physi
t :ar.s of the city to date in subscrip
Tmn He purchased $1500 worth of
I'OUs, it was announced.
Push For 1'en.JiIng.
After the reports of the various
committees were made, judge W. A.
Hawkins read the following cable-
grraTn which he asked the chairman to
-end to Gen. John J. Pershing, com
rnantier of the American expedition in
"Hundreds of citizens are raising
-j-nds through the subscription of
'berty bonds under the El Paso war
T of 'Give Pershing a Push-' They
instruct men to wire thousands of
ngratulations on your new honor
nd wish you Godspeed."
The motion of judge Hawkins to
fnd the cablegram to Gen. Pershing
- aa seconded by A. P. Coles and car-i
GERMAN BUG FLEET PARALYZED
Six Units of Fleet Are Mutinous, Causing Commanders
to Doubt Loyalty and Dependability in Battle; Of the
Other Large Ships Commanders Are Also Afraid
to Take Stern Measures Against the Men.
f OXVOS. Eng.. Oct. 12. The inac
I tivity of the German fleet in the
Baltic sea recently when there
' ere obvious opportunities for attack
ins F.ussia. according to an Amster
dam dispatch to the Daily Chronicle,
as due to the mutinous outbreak in
the German navy.
The outbreak affected at least six
important units of the fleet, patting
Them out of action and causing the
.lUthonties to doubt the discipline and
loyalty of the crews of other large
hips. It was impossible, the dispatch
-dri, to take stern measure on a
iarc: scale against the offenders, be
21.se that would i a1
Four Ship at Wllhelmhavcn Meeting.
As for the ont!,r.aK ti Wilhelms
'laver. four big v ir-hj;ib, including
i pew. battle cruiser Nurnberg.
r era I days and many schools nave been
Plorlty Shipments Blamed.
Orders of the fuel administration,
directing priority shipments of coal
to be made to the northwest and to
Canada are considered responsible for
the shortage. Today the administra
tion ordered coal released for ship
ment into Ohio points, which would
tend to restore the situation to
More Factories Using CoaL
The shortage is placed primarily
on recent mine troubles, lack uf
enough coal cars and tremendously
increased demand for fuel to supply
factories and like concerns which
ere not in existence a year ago.
185,000 ICE TUES
Some Of The Largest
Subscribers For Bonds
Among the large subscribers
for bonds of the second issue of
the Liberty loan here, reporting
at the "roundup" Friday were
B B. Stevens
a. IC-WllKnf family . tat
J. K. Brodfo 1M
J. W. Kirkpatrick 10
Western Oil company 1WO
S. G. Humphreys 1M0
riea vy uwuiuuvus vic
It will be
cabled tonight to show the former
commander of the El Paso district
that the people of this city and
vicinity are behind him in winning toe
their patriotism by subscribing for
i.ioerty Donas ana tor use amounts
ttey subscribe. Then when the great
Is over there will be a record
kept of every person in El Paso who
has done his or her bit.
"This is not the first nor the last
campaign to sell Liberty bonds. It
is not because of lack of patriotism
that we are not subscribing what we
anticipates it is ratner lack of or
ganization. I think this is a mat
ter, if you will permit, that should be
brought up before the executive com
mittee." It was the sense of the committees
present that the suggestion of judge
Hawkins should be brought un before
the executive committee Friday af
ternoon. Committees To Check Up.
3ir. Butler announced that a meet
ing of the chairmen of all committees
would be held this afternoon at the
First National bank at 3:34 oclock. at
which they will make their reports
Mr. Butler said he had received the
subscription of a cattleman in Iowa
for the purchase of fSOM worth of
bonds, who asked that his name be
Subaeribe Till It Hnrtn.
Mr. Orndorff urged the necessity of
all the people of El Paso lending their
support to the purchase of Liberty
bonds. He said that to win the war
the American people should subscribe
for bonds "until it hurts."
"This will not be the last campaign
for the sale of Liberty bonds," he'
said. "To win the war the American
people must lend their every assist-
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were concerned. The outbreak is re
ported to have been most serious and
to have been quelled with difficulty.
The fact that submarine crews were
constantly being drafted from the
crews of warships and that these sub
marine crews very frequently disap
peared, never to return, added to the
Discontent Began Long Ago.
Amsterdam. Holland. Oct. li. Ac
cording to some reports here the dis
content in the German navv hmn
eight months ago and the men of the j
fleet had reached such a nervous i
state, owing to the prolonged high .
tension, that only a spark was needed I
to cause an explosion. On board the !
warships involved, it is said, large1
numbers of pamphlets were found!
dealing with the cause of the world
others dilated on the vile influence !
of junkerdom and the big manufac-1
tur.ng interests and purported to give
(Cotlnned on Page 12. Col. 3.) I
MUD WORSE THAN ENEMY
AS BRITISH ATTACK ON
6 MILE FRONT AND WIN
OXDOX. Eng.. Oct. II. The
British troops in Flanders at
tacked the Germans this morn
ing on & front of about six miles
northeast of Ypres. They are reported
to be making satisfactory progress.
Rain fell heavily during last night.
Attack At 55 Oclock.
Tlie official report from field mar
shal Haigs headquarters reads:
"We attacked at 5:25 oclock this
morning on a front of about six miles
northeast of Ypres. Our troops are
reported to be making satisfactory
Field marshal Haigs effort is being
pushed in the same region as the at
tack of Tuesdar. in which the British.
in cooperation with the French, drove
back the Germans along a front or
seven miles and captured more than
Clear Rldgr of Germans.
It is probable the present effort is
an attempt to clear the Germans from
the remaining portions of the domin
ant ridge east of Ypres. Tuesday's at
tack gave the British more ground on
the ridge and left the Germans with
only a small section In the region of
Passchendaele. The British now hold
most of the good positions on the
ridge from which they dominate
with their artillery the important
Roulers-Menin railroad and the rail
road towns of Ronlers, Staden and
Weather Conditions Bad.
Apparently the present drive is be
ing made under weather conditions
similar to those which existed Tues
day Following several days of heavy
rain, field marshal Ilaig threw his
men forward and surprised the Ger
mans, who did not think the British
Promises to Supply Grain,
Potatoes and Sugar Cut
Off by America.
London, Eng., Oct. II. M. Widen,
who has been naked by kins; Gustav
of Sweden to form a cabinet, will at
tempt to construct "h. mmlaty ayleflrX,
et Liberals, says the Stockholm cor-T
respondent of the Daily Mall.
The correspondent says the manner
in which the blockade policy of the
United States is to be answered is
indicated by the government's an
nouncement that Germany will supply
to Sweden grain, potatoes and sugar
which the allies have refused.
This announcement, if realised, will
stimulate the pro-German trend of
public opinion developed by the
Washington news of the last few
days, th edispatch says. It adds that
resentment has been provoked In the
press by the statement that Swedish
delegates to the United States had
suppressed facts relating to Sweden's
exportation of iron ore to Germany.
AMERICAN RELIEF WORKERS
NEEDED IN RUMANIA
Petrograd. Russia. Oct. 12. Gen.i
Jancovesco, Rumanian war minister,
called today on American ambassador
Francis and explained the situation
in Rumania, thanking him for Ameri
can aid. In an interview the general
"One American Red Cross mission
has arrived at. our front, but that is
only a small part of what we need.
There la little cholera or other disease
among our armies and people now,
but snrlntr may brim? more. Hun
dreds or American relief workers will
be needed then. We are obtaining
medicines irom japan, but lacK funds.
wmcn America could supply."
BRAZIL'S GERMAN SHIPS
MAY BE USED BY ALLIES
Paris. France, Oct. II. Maurice
Long, minister of nrovisions.
asked in the chamber of deputies to
day whether he beileved the seques
tration oi uennan snipping in israzu
could be raised. The minister replied
he not only hoped so but believed he
could assure the house this tonnage
was at me disposal oi me antes lor
Brazil severed diplomatic relations
with Germany, April 11. 1917. and
seized 46 German merchant ships,
aggregating 240,779 tons, laid up in
Brazilian naroors. eptemoer a tne
Brazilian minister of marine an-
Inounced that his government would
not lease the ships to the allies.
BREAK WiTH GERMANY
Montevideo. Uruguay, Oct 12. One
hundred thousand persons partici
pated in a great demonstration here
today In favor of the entente allies
and in approval of the government's
rupture with Germany. The president
and foreign minister made addresses
and the diplomatic representatives of
the allied powers reviewed the pro
cession from balconies.
Produces New Breed
Of Leghorn Chicken
Canton. O- Oct 15. By cross
ing a black leghorn with a white
leghorn nine years ago, Paul E.
Gibbs, of this city. Is well along
on his plan to produce a new
breed of egg-laying chicken, a
breed which he believes eventu
ally will outstrip all others. In
ten years, he says, the fowl will
le well developed as a perfect
The chicken he is developing is
called the barred leghorn, the
feathers being black and white,
:uul barred as is the barred-rock,
lt res. nil lfs the leghorn in height
would attempt to attack while the)
battle field was waterlogged.
American Trim n n deeded.
Maj. Gen. Frederic B. Maurice, chief
director of military operations at the
war office, in bis week'v talk today
with The Associated Press, after an
optimistic review of the last week's
work on the British front in Flanders,
"We have every right to be con
fident when we see that our men have
done. But the fighting is hard and
we do not think that the present
series of battles in Flanders is going
to end the war. There is a great
deal more hard fighting before us. 1
would say that the importance of
getting the American troops here as
quickly as possible, and in the great
est possible numbers, has not been
Old Steam Holler at Work.
"The word 'steam roller which was
so often used in the early days of the
war in connection with the Russian
army, is exactly the right word to
i-iidiacieue me duubii zuihdcc hi them along ttte isrittsn xront
Flanders. It is an advance not rapid.: . . , ,,
but insistent, irresistible." j 2i.n1. Germans. Main l.nemy.
-o .. , ! The main enemy today was not the
ot jmfim Lngnged. . 1 Germans, hut the mud. The Germans
Krt&fXZY" less formidable than pre
tliat tn British had lost a naif mil- 4 t - H;aMranT-finn
lion men in the present series of bat- JSi iSFJS it! J h??h? r?rUn?
ties. Gen Maurice said: occasioned among them by the recent
Thj, flrarMi in vrnfMnno We
have not had that many men engaged.
as I nave already told you, our cas
ualties have been very light and the
German casualties arc known to have
been 75 percent greater than oiira."
llnemy Attack Repotted.
Paris. France. Oct. II. The night
was marked by great activity of the
artillery and by
series of German
efforts at various points on the front,"
says todays official statement.
west of cerny we renulsed an
enemy attack while a detail operation (Verdun front) artillery firing con
carried out by us north of Noisy farm I tinues in the region of Bezonvaux.'
Premier Lloyd George Says
rfcy M,ust KedfT&op
'up to the maximum
IS NOT VITAL
World Shortage Of Food
and Distance of Australia
LONDON, " Kng.. Oct. 12. To a
deputation of farmers who called
on him In London Tuesday, pre
mier Lloyd George paid warm tribute
to the great efforts of the farmers In
the matter of food production. He de
fends them from the charge of prof
iteering, but added that he wanted to
appeal to them to assist the govern
ment In this very critical stage of
the war for they were fighting on one
(Continued on Page 12, Col. 1.)
T OJJDOK. Kng, Oct. IS. It Is Ira-
I posatDie to imagine the tortures
suffered by prisoners held
German camps. Many lurid stories
have been told by men who have es
caped; none of them paint the situ
ation too black.
From personal observation, from
having suffered at the hands of these
conscienceless Prussians. I know.
After my first escape and my re
capture within an hour's Journey
from the German border. I was made
to feel the heavy hand of the oppres
sor, along with others who had In
fracted the rules of the orison camos.
To break a "rule" you merely have to
aispiease some petty orricer who Is
guarding prisoners. The penalty fol
lows and the penalty is whatever in
genious punishment the guards can
On my returfn to the orison camn
after my first escape, I was sent
loading coal as a ounlahment. but I
refused, along with a number of oth
ers, unless given the proper amount
of food to keep up our strength. For
wis, we were sentencea to go down
into the mines and dig the coaL
On arriving at the bottom of the
mine at Oberhausen. we still refused
to do a stroke of work. The guards
pointed out to us that we were only
asking for trouble, but this gentle
mnt did not m any way alter our
opinion. Again and again we told the
men that we bad not the least Idea
how to work coal, which was true,
but we were nromntlv told that we
would have to do as we were ordered.
However, the more they threatened
the more we stuck to our guns. The
time, however, arrived when we
thought lt would be best to do some
thing, not because we wanted to do
so, but simply to save our skins.
Canadian Terribly Beaten
Then one of the guards came
forth nnd, hatton-holfng one of
the Canadians, he told him that It
he followed him further down the
main gallery he would give him
an eaasy job. The CnnadlanM be
lieved the story told by the guard,
and followed him Into the dark
nc. He had no sooner got out
of night than lie wait nttacWrd by
four of the guards. They knocked
htm down, and while three pin
ioned bin arms, the other man
RITISH FRONT in France and
Belgium. Oct. II. (By A. P.)
At an early hour today British
troops which began an attack in Flan
ders this morning had penetrated sev
eral hundred yards into the enemy's
territory on a six mile front from near
Houtholst wood to a point below the
Ypres-Roulers railway and were bat
tling along the Passchendaele ridge
within 1009 yards of the center of
the village of Passchendaele.
By 7:15 oclock reports were received
that everything was going well. The
troops along a wide front had pushed
forward to a depth averaging 100
yards or more.
Prisoners were beginning to come
in early, although flowly. owing to
the condition of the ground.
Indications are that the Germans
early were aware that trouble was
impending as about 4 a.m. a large
i nurnber of gas shells were fired by
, lemnc DIOWS OI ISC Dnuan.
The correspondent yesterday spoke
to field marshal Haig. who does not
confine himself to headquarters. Tho
field marshal paid the highest tribute
to his men for their gallant work in
the bad weather.
enabled us to bring back prisoners.
An enemr surorise attack west of
! Maisons ie Chamnagne and three
! German efforts in the region of An-
berive and Souain came to nothing.
"On the right bank of the Meuse
; Eenew Attemps to Destroy
I Morale of Russian Troops;
No Success Yet.
Petrograd, Russia, Oct- II. Auatro
afn jncsf are renewing :-
WP. MiMWrtWi.Wlth the mi
PlfSJWBgWMrfutaj ' effort baa (net
with failure, according to a state
ment issued by the Russlsa war of
fice. The general situation Is quiet,
although some of the armies ss well
as some of the coast units act with
some suspicion toward the command
The question of peace is said to
agitate the great mass of the Rus
sian soldiers. At some places there
is agitation against capital punish
ment, but at the same time demands
are made that punishment are made
in the rear of the fighting mnt be
enforced with greater Til I sifts
The cases where orders were dis
cussed or not carried out are com
paratively rare, the soldiers who re
fuse to obey orders usually being
brought to trial. The war office an
nounces that the great evil influence
of gendarmes and police asserts it
self. So far. no measures have been
taken to isolate these elements Com
plaints of want of discipline among
recruits are still numerous.
German Guards Force Men Into Mines To Dig Coal and Beat Them to Insensibility
For Small Infractions Of Rules Injured Men Sent Back To Work;
Finger Of Prisoner Removed Without Anesthetic.
neat him with a thick niece of .
The colonial, who was a very strong I
fellow, managed to throw his three
assailants off. but the other man with
the weapon slashed at him continu
ally. "With one arm free he warded
otc the blows. After they had given
him whst they thought was snfficient
punishment, he was allowed to return
to the shaft, where he told us his
story. His arm was a mass of bruises.
and badly swollen. The poor fellow
was in a terrioie plight.
in conseouence oi tnis attack we
absolutely refused to continue at
work. 'What was more, we did not
ao any tnat shift.
Hounded Sinn Ordered To Work.
On going to the top again, the
Canadian called one of tbe offi
cial's attention to the lnjnred arm,
and also told him thnt he would
not go down the mine again until
hl ami heated. The official,
however, told him that he wonld
have to continue working whether
his arm was right or not.
We went down the second day. but
we did more harm than good, because
we did not know. Whenever we made
a blunder, and were asked for an ex
planation, we generally replied that
we did not know whether we were
doing right or wrong, inasmuch as we
were ignorant of mining work.
unr worn was to tin empty wagons.
h-Sve'thJm0 2?U' S' : T rr we
have them carried to the top. U'silentlv thrown on M of .k -
causea raucn dissatisfaction among
the officials and men at the top. be
cause we could not get the coal up at
the recognized intervals.
Our work in the mine continued,
and hardly a day elapsed without
something happening. The wagons in
the mine. I might explain, were drawn
by small compressed air engines, and
the wagons often came to grief.
About half a mile away from the
shaft the Russians were employed
Smoking in Coal 51 Inc. "
The Russian prisoners were about
inn rnim nifTr m; u 1 1 u n n r n iinrn
Il; nuuunLuo iihilcu;
ffltt RFNTFMRFR TflTAI
Gibbons Writes President
He Urges Americans to
Help Win War.
Generous Performance Of
Duly Is the Best Way To
Prove Good Citizenship.
ASHINGTOX. D. C. Oct. II.
Cardinal Gibbons wrote pres
ident Wilson, in a letter
made public here today, that he is
trying to "persuade all Americans
that they can do the greatest good to
themselves and their country by a
cheerful and generous performance
of their duty, as it Is pointed out to
them by lawfully constituted author
ity" The letter was written on the oc
casion of the formation of the League
of National Unity, of which cardinal
Gibbons is honorary chairman.
President Wilson in reoly thanked
the cardinal for accepting the chair
manship of the league.
"In these days of the gravest prob
lems which have ever waged upon our
government." wrote the cardinal, "our
thoughts go out to the chief ex
ecutive, warned by a heartfelt sym
pathy for the heavy burdens of of
fice which he must bear and freighted
with the unwavering determination or
loyal citizens to stand by him in his
every effort to bring success to our
Fallon Scripture's Advice.
"St. Paul, following the steps of his
Master says: 'Let every soul be sub -
3ect to the higher power, for there is'
no aumoriiy out irom iod and tnose
tnat are ordained by God. Therefore
he who resisteth the power resistetb
the commerce of God and they whe
resist purchase to themselves con
demnation.' "We have been exerting our every
effort and will continue to do no te
TJe pruidssd wrote to the cardinal
May I net express my very deep
4nd sincere spperciatioa of your let
ter of Oct. C? It has brought mecheer
and reassurance and I want you to
known how much I appreciate your
own action in consenting to preside
over the important and influential
group of people who have so gener
ously undertaken to support the ad
ministration In its efforts to make the
while character and purpose of war
and of the government of the United
States in the prosecution of it. clear
to the whole people."
r. S. TO TAKE ALL SHIPS I
OVER WOO TOS, REPORT.
Washington. D. C. Oct. 12. In its
requisitioning of ships October M. the
shipping board is considering taking '
over all American vessels of more
than 1500 tons dead weight . apscltv I
instead of :500 tons as at first
planned. The great need of trans
Atlantic tonnage, it was said today
has made this step necessary. 1
Fight for Hog Food;
Cut off Prisoner's Fin
By PATRICK H0BEIN, Former Britirfi Prisoner
the most careless miners I hare evr
come across. I have seen them sittinr
working away with cigar eta in their
moutns ana tneir saxety lamps
their safetv lamns bv
tneir eide. These lellows never
thought of gas, and if they did they
didn't care, apparently. The poor fel
lows were so badly treated that death
to them would have been a welcome
relief I have seen these oppressed
men actually breaking their lamp
glasses to light their cigarets.
On the other hand, the Frenchmen,
when they gave themselves to work,
got through quite a lot. These men
used to get SO marks bonus per
month, as well as their mark per day.
which was the recognized wage.
we were, however, quite satisfied
with one mark per day. but generally!
speaking, owing to minor offences j
...... v i,aubt, v. i uputac, gen
erally lifted about three marks per
Mine Xot Timbered.
Apparently the mine ownera In
Germany do not care a rap for the
lives of their employe. Though
lh! mine at Oberhaunen wa per
fectly u-i to date regarding ma
chinery nnd lighting, very little
attention was paid to timbering.
Hardly a day pasted without
nemeane being maimed or killed.
One night the timbering gave way
and two men were killed outright and
another had his lees hadlv enmhari
This, however, was a mere detail with
tne oinciais. The lnjnred or dead men.
gons and taken to the top. the debris
was cleared awav. and work was con.
tinned as though nothing out of the
ordinary had happened.
I had not been down the mine verv
long before I met with an accident.
1 was coupling some wagons when I
caught my bandaged broken finger
the coupling chains. The result
was that my finger was toin from the land. The purpose of the visit of ad
top to the second Joint. The bonejn.iral JIajo to Knglaud was to permit
.. . , u..uu,n ,c nun to corner
and. in f nnabl In w..r W I tnlall. ;
the shaft when I was sent my billet
Ul.ll 1 L.11UI.U B U I
CAPTIVES IF GO
81 FLEEIi BJIII FIB
More Than 30,000 Have Escaped From "German" Prov
inces Since War Was Declared and Have Enroled in
French Army; Five Have Become Great Generals
and Have Been Killed While Fighting Oppressor.
FRENCH FRONT IN FRANCE, Oct.
12 Fresh evidence of the Ger
man campaign of terrorization in
Alsace-Lorraine comes to hand every
day. Since the beginning of hostili
ties. German courts martial sitting
in the annexed provinces, have in
flicted sentences totalling 5000 years
imprisonment on citizens of Alsace
and Lorraine whose sole offense has
been the expression of opinions favor
able to France. All classes and dis
tricts have suffered.
They I-'Ir- To Pnnre.
Since Alsace and Lorraine were an-
I nexed by Germany in 1871 until the
outbreak of the war in 1S14 no fewer
than 500.000 of the inhabitants of the
! Provinces, according to official tig-
ures. nave migrated to rrance.
IIandredi Are Jailed.
Immediately after the declaration
THE WAR AT A GLANCE
HH British, steam roller "goes
up bin very slowly hot It is
anas vninjr dawn hlU ud
battles ' are folio wing each, ether
ntUig- and" more rapMly.- satoT'
ilaj. Gen. Maurice, director of op
erations at the British war office
The tratJuar-thi a lion was
driven hoase leas than 34 hears
after it was made by the begin
ning this morning of another
British attack in Flanders. Only
three days had elapsed since the
last attack made on Tuesday.
Tuesdays push was launched
after a four day pause, the latest
previous drive having been
carried out the preceding Thurs
day. Previously, Intervals of a
week or more had elapsed be
tween the British attacks.
Good rrogrcM Reported.
Good progress was reported
early by field marshal Haig along
the six mile front northeast of
Ypres, on which today's assault
is being delivered. Apparently the
objective is the remainder of the
ridge commanding the Flanders
plain, over the dominant points of
There my finger was roughly dressed
ay a man wno proiessea to be a doc
tor. He. however, refused to let me
rest my damaged finger, and the fol
lowing day I was sent down the mine.
In the mine was a staple which ran
from one seam to another for the pur
pose of conveying the coal from one
seam down to the lower one. from
where it was taken up the main shaft,
lt waa at the bottom of one of these
staples that a number of Russians got
rid of one of the biggest bullies I have
ever come across.
This German om had made the
Hes of these llunalanx absolutely
unbearable. They were ritmnl.t.tr
Si? ntn7,' v ...
The nowever. apparently
Admiral Mayo And Staff
Return From Conference
With Allied Naval Chiefs
WASHINGTON. D. C Oct. 12.
Admiral Mayo, commander in
chief of tbe Atlantic fleet,
and his staff have returned from
England, where they participated in
a naval conference with the allies.
This announcement was authorized
today by the navy department.
DUfBM Plans for Fntnre.
Tho statement offered by secretary
Daniels follows -
Admiral H. T. M:lo T S njrr
and his staff have returned from Enc-
lth officials of the
jevV detail wiih the s"uat?on as it " I
become intimate In
of war. three years ago, every on.
real Alsatian or Lorraine origin wo-,
could find a way to do so made a hur
ried departure orer the frontier Un
Hundreds of those remaining wer
seised as suspects and sent to prison
or Internment camps, where they ha.' e
been kept for three years.
30,000 Join French Army.
While the migration was in prog i
ress the younger and more darin?)
men took the still more serious step)
of Joining the French army. Over O.-j
of them have fought beneath th
Tricolor since the war began. Many
of thexn hare gained high rank.
Flte Generals Die FiEhtinc
The two provinces have supplied
many military leaders of high renown
Among them no fewer than fire gen
erals have died fighting the Uer
mans. These were Gens. SiMlle. Du
puy. Dioa. Truxnelet-Fabr asd Stint-
(By A. P.)
Which the British have already
passed and ar driving downwird.
AtrqeLcRrgarAeM, of IVentter.
kjmmn jMWiBea. fact n- cessaec
tttswttt ithe present series of
riVl i Hi Is' tnat eweh Is now appar
ently being made regardle-
weather conditions. One good -i..
1 for airplane observation n.
snosigh Jar the British in thi .m
j stanee to get their ranges, launch
: their drumfire, drop their bar
j rage - and push to the attack
i through the mud and renewed
, German Morale TVeaAnlnc
i Military observers in this con
1 nection credit tne British high
command with tie belief that it
is probably of little use to wait
for good weather at this time of
i the year in Flanders. Another
i condition pointed to is the weak
j ening state of the German armv
i morale, an opportunity to
j seized with all possib'epropm:r
be taken of it.
French Xot Participating.
There is no indication that tn
French forces on the British left
front are participating in to
day's advance. Their task for the
moment seems to have been com
forgot about the old maxim tl.at
"even a worm will turn."
At any rate, these Russians turned
on their savage master with a ven
geance. On the night he came 10 h
sudden end he was standing at the
bottom of the staple, which to those
readers who do not understand tech
nical miners' words, is a sort of aux
iliary shaft, yelling and cursing it
the Russians above. The staple was
then clear, and the official was urging
the men to do their work quicker
The time has come for the Russians
to exact their revenge.
German Bully Killed.
According to the working arrange
ments of the mine, a signal should be
given to the men before the wagon--descended.
On this occa.on. howevei
no signal was given. In.-tead. as the
official was standing at the bottom
of the staple, down came a wagon
full of debris. Before the offici.il
could get clear, the wagon and stones
fell upon him with a crash, and he
was buried beneath a weight of a ton.
The Russians at the bottom lifted
the smashed wagon, stones and debn
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at present, what had been done be
fore, and to discuss the plans tor tr.
future. The British admiralty extend
ed every courtesy and every faeilitv
to promote the success of this mis
sion. Will Report to Daniels.
"Admiral Mayo will proceed imme
diately to Washington and will there
make a full report to the secret.-.rv
of the navy. Admiral Mayo visited
the English fleet and our own force
in British and French waters in orde
that he might familiarize himself wlt.i
the conditions under wh.oh the allie i
forces are operating '
Presn Preserved Silence.
The fact that alir.ir! Virn hn.l
been sent to England -a disclost !
'to the nress at the time ,t hi. J.,
tun with the reoneat of th nr,
me"i not to meTtYo" the trip.