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YPRES MOVEMENT ON GERMAN
COMMUNICATIONS CONFIRMED Secretary of War Baker Gives Out Statement Officially-American Regular Army and Na tional Guard Proceedings as Planned—Success Allies on All Lines. I Oct. 1—Complete' and official confirmation that the new ; British advance in the Ypres salient j now threatens definitely the German j communications upon the Belgian I forces to the entente on all fronts. The j uutstanding feature of the recent en- j gagements, the secretary asserts, is "the wastage of the man power of the j enemy." (I. X. S. Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, coast came from Secretary of War Baker today. In line with his plan of issuing a weekly official review of the general situation the secretary today made public his general analysis of the en tire situation as affecting the various movements. It emphasizes the fact that the Initiative seems to have pass ed entirely from the Austro-German j . , ...... The secretary also states that the | national armies and national guard j movements in this country are pro- i ceedlng as planned. The text of his ( statement was as follows; "The secretary of war authorized the following statement, dealing with military activities in Europe for the 1 week ending September 29; "The Ypres salient continues center of military interest along the western front. "The battle of Menin road, promised to he one of the great hat- ; ties of the war, is following its nor d u> i which mal course. Last week we recorded : the gains of the British in this sector, In this week we must note the desper ate attempts made by Germans to re lake the lost positions. "The Ostend-Lllle railway which in a large measure feeds the German nav- • al bases at Ostend and Zeebrugge, the latter the home port of the German 1 submarine flotillas, now their enemies was conclusively proved during the engagements of the past "The battle of Menin road, further more, shows that the lighting stamina . in j thls sector, the British captured 4.- | 848 prisoners, including 128 officers. "Along the French front, particular ly in the Aisne sector of Braye-Cerny- I Hurtebise, artillery duels of Intense I violence are reported. "Beginning Sunday the constantly Increasing violence of the attacks reached a culmination on the 27th in- ; i I I high seas comes within the range of the Brit ish guns. "The superiority of the British over week. of the Germans is deteriorating, not that the enemy did not display greater skill and dogged determination in its repeated counter attacks. 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B line of communications to the Belgian coast. "The enemy attempted an attack tip on the French outposts on the right bank of the Meuse. This attack was partially successful. • and certain Ger portance were north of Verdun, where the enemy made use of liquid fire in an effort to record some distinct suc cent engagements is the wastage of the man power of the enemy, "If we compare the combat front of Verdun in 1916, held by 12 German divisions, with the combat front along the Aisne in 1917, held by 14 divisions, both of practically the same length, it is found that during the same period of time, from May to September. 1916 and 1917, respectively, the enemy en man units gained a foothold in the French center where a violent combat took place, which ended in the French regaining the lost positions. "Along the whole French front Ger man storm contingents harrassed the French lines, though their attacks were everywhere repulsed. "The operations of maximum im cess. "The outstanding feature of the re gaged along the Verdun front 25 new divisions last year; along the Aisne 35 divisions, this year. "So great has the wastage of enemy forces become, the time proved me chanical means of the allies and the perfection of their methods of com hat, that Germans are obliged to main line in the west, at least forty divis ions, principal battle front of the war. It is strongly held by the enemy and his defensive strength, while shaken, re mains powerful. , "Emulating their German allies the Austrians have made desperate efforts to regain the ground which the Ital ians have taken during their offensive of the past few weeks. "The Italians have now completed the occupation of the entire Bainsizzai plateau and are consolidating their tain in reserve as a minimum guar antee for the safety of their battle "The western front thus remains the positions there. "Along the other sectors of the Ital ian fronts in the Trentino and the Julian Alps, the enemy made various minor assaults, which were easily re pulsed. "News from Russia continues slight. Further reinforcements of the enemy forces are recorded in the Riga sec tor, and indications are that the Ger mans contemplate extending their gains across the Dwina. "The German offensive was halted 'after the capture of Riga, apparently to resume the Roumanian campaign with a view to completing the con quest of Moldavia and if possible push ing on into Bessarabia in order to seize the rich grain and supplies which are known to be stored there. "No reports received indicate any unusual activity along the Roumanian front, where the situation remained unchanged during the week. "From Macedonia we have no news The heat during the of Importance, past week has prevented much activ ity. "However, a raid by the combined FVench and Albanian contingents, tiie latter belonging to the forces of Essad Pasha, carried out in the Skumbia valley, should be mentioned. "The mobilization of the national guard in their camps is proceeding and the reorganization of the divisions Is taking place. This reorganization Is necessitated by the conditions of the present war and requires larger regi ments and working machinery and other units not typical heretofore. Some misunderstanding of the reor ganization has arisen ; but its pur pose and military necessity are being explained and the division command ers are doing their utmost to preserve the local associations and historic memories of these state forces. "The Assembling of the national army in the cantonments has gone on with smoothness and success. Equip ment difficulties are not serious and are being rapidly overcome. The most obvious shortage is in rifles; hut an adequate supply for all purposes will soon be at hand and no delay in train ing results from the shortage. All of the oversea forces are adequately sup plied" LONDON, Oct. 1—After a lull of nearly seven months on the Mesopo tamian front the British are again up on tile offensive against the Turks. The fighting reported in today's dls I patches from that zone was regarded by military experts as the beginning of the British autumn and winter cam paign. Already the British have advanced more than sixty miles in a northwes terly direction from Bagdad, the Turks falling back and surrendering in great numbers. One whole Turkish army, together with its commander in chief, Ahmed Bey, were caught by the brilliant man euvers of General Maud, the British commander in chief and compelled to surrender. The German air raid made over Lou don last night-—the fifth within a week —was marked by thrilling battles high in the clouds between British and German aviators. It was unofficially reported today that at least one and perhaps three of the German machines had been shot down. The eleven persons killed in the raid on Saturday night brought the total of fatalities from German air early raids over British soil up to 845. Not counting the unsuccessful air efforts against England 32 disastrous attacks have been made since the war began. PARIS. Oct. 1—So heavy were the German losses on the west Flanders front from September 20 to September 27 that ten German divisions (150,000 men) had to be withdrawn for com plete reorganization, according to ad vices from the correspondent of the Petit Journal today. Seven of the divisions were nearly wiped out by British attacks, while the losses of the other three were sus tained in counter attacks. On September 23, when 15,000 Ger man troops attacked, of the men were lost, it was declar ed by' captured German officers. The Germans have ordered the civ ilian population to evacuate the vil sixty per cent lages of Roulers, Hoog Ledge and Moorstedt, behind their front in Bel gium. Strike Committee Leaves for West 1 Will Spend Two Months and Hopes To Adjust All Questions Dividing Labor and Capital. (I. N. S. Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Oct. 1—President Wilson's special committee appointed to seek adjustment of labor difficulties that now are retarding work in war industries, left Washington early to day for the west on a two month's tour of districts affected by strikes and threatened tieups j | 1 The commission, headed by Secre tary of Labor Wilson, first will direct its energies toward settling the troub les in the copper mines of Arizona and will proceed direct to Phoenix. Con ferences will be held there between j operators of the Clifton and Morenci j mining properties, and an effort will be made to secure agreement on wage schedules. Great Coal Strike Settled Yesterday Eighteen Thousand Workmen Return As Result of Conference Held Washington und Lexington. at (I- N. S. Leased Wire) LEXINGTON, Ky.. Oct. 1—The strike of 18,000 coal miners of Kentuc ky and Tennessee was reported at noon today to have been settled as a result of conferences here and in Washington, D. C. Families of many of the miners who have been on strike several weeks are reported to be in a pitiful condition. The miners killed in the riot be tween strikers and sheriff's posse yes terday were said today to he Grant and Lother Shipman. Luther Shipman was a leader of the United Aline Workers. Miners are cir culating a story that the two were called to the door of their homes and shot to death by the posse. THESE GIGANTIC PENS HOLD OVER 35,000 SHEEP (International News Service) Colo., Oct. 2—Occupying a floor space of more than eight acres. Denver has opened the largest sheep DENVER, sheds in the world. The only exer cises dedicating the immense struc ture was the turning in" of nearly 35,000 sheep into the pens on the up per and lower decks. The building is double decked, and constructed so that other decks be added if required. At present the shed lias a capacity of 350.000 head It is of solid concrete, reinforced by steel; is 490 feet long and 380 feet wide. The structure cost $450,000. can Irigoyan to Call S. A. Conference ['resident of Argentine Would Have Southern Continent Act in Concert in War. (I. N. S. Leased Wire) BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 1.—Argentina today faces a long delay before Presi dent Irigoyan takes any decisive ac tion upon the congressional resolu tion for a break with Germany. In addressing a deputation that had presented him with a petition demand ing an immediate rupture with Ger many President Irigoyan said he pro posed calling a conference of the South American nations to act in con cert. The president's policy as revealed for the first time, is this: "If Argentina enters the war she should not do so on account of the Luxburg incident alone, but on the grounds of humanity and justice. Also Argentina should not play any sub sidiary role, but should every ounce of her man power and resources into the prosecution of the most vig orous military campaign possible.'' CHICAGO, Oct. 1—Twenty countri es of South America will be in the war on the side of the allies within a year, according to John Barrett, di rector of the Pan-American Union, who is in Chicago today. "Brazil, Bolivia, Panama, Uruguay, Cuba and Costa Rico have essentially broken off diplomatic relations with Germany." Barrett said, "and Guate mala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti and the Dominican republic have practic ally the same attitude, now on the verge of severing relations will carry with her Chili, Peru and Paraguay. "Of the remaining five countries, Venezuela, Columbia, Equador, Salva dor and Mexico all lean strongly to ward the United States and the allies." Argentina, House Adopts the Conference Report Leador Kitchen Explains At Length j The Compromises Beached By The Uon forces. (I. N. S- Leased Wire) WASHINGTON. Oct. 1—Without a dissenting vote the house this after noon adopted the conferees' report on the $2,700,000,000 war revenue bill, af ter several hours of explanation of its various features. Majority Leader Kitchen and others spoke at length on the compromises reached by the conferees and stated that house conferees report was un animous. After the perfunctory reading of the statement in the conference report on the bill Majority Leader Kitchen opened discussion on the bill by an attac k on the newspapers of the coun try' for exposing the details of the de liberations of the conferees, supposed to he secret. Mr. Kitchen predicted that if the * war lasted a year more war profits taxes would have to be increased even more. He explained at length the compromise reached by the conferees. Constitutionality of Draft Law Is Up j Supreme Court Met Yesterday And Will Consider Question lu a Few I Bays. (1. N. S. Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Oct. 1—With a de cision on the constitutionality of the selective draft law one of the tasks before it, the United States supreme court, which has been in recess since June, formally reconvened today. No business was transacted, as the couFt, following immemorial custom, ad journed at once to enable Chief Jus tice White and his associates to pay their annual formal call upon the president. Attorney General Gregory has let it be known that he would move the court on the first opportunity to ad vance the cases involving the consti tutionality of the draft law, and it is believed the court will set them for a very early hearing. Villa Captures Mexican Town Smelted Gold and Silver—Grinding Wheat Into Flour In the Mills— Soldiers Hauling Grain. (I. N. S. Leased Wire.) EL PASO, Oct. 1—Francisco Villa, with a force of 500 men, has captured Rosario, Durango, and has taken full charge of the operation of the flour mills and a small smelter as well as other industries there. Villa is having his soldiers haul thousands of bushels of grain from Rio Florida to Rosario mills where it is being made into flour. He also has smelted a large quantity of gold and silver bullion. 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