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yyELCOME Class of 1918. Vou
are a privileged and honored unit of the Battalion of Liberty. IVTFATH FORECAST for Xanaaat Partly cloud- tonight and Thurs day. Not much change In tempera- 3wmm HOMF EDITION YANKEES STOPPING THEJUNS AMERICANS HURL GERMANS FROM BANK OF MARNE Dramatic Arrival on Scene Like Gallieni's "Taxicab Army." node All Sight in Trucks to Aid Hard-Pressed Foilus. YANKEES BLOW UP BRIDGE Destroy German Structure Over Marne Under Fire. U. S. Troops Recapture Village and Advance a Mile. rnrls. .Tunc 5. American troops nre still pouring Into the Marne bat tle front, according to French news paper corerspondents. "The Americans are entering the hnttle," wrote Marcel Hutin, In the Kcho de Paris today. M. Pcrtinax. writing In the Echo de Paris prophesied the use of fresh German reserves and said: "Our reply Is that the Atlantic Is bringing us hundreds of thousands of American soldiers." With the Americans on the Marne, June 5. Americans fighting the Ger mans on the Marne furnished the mast dramatic moment of the war since General Gallieni's "taxicab army" saved Paris. Rushed from a distant area under French command to Chateau Thierry, they did work on the battle line at that point that Is surpassed in history only by the ex ' ploit of Gallieni's troops. Sturted In Half Hour's Kotice. Amerflcans now confronting the Germans -along "the Marne at the point of the farthest advance toward 'Part and who drove back the enemy after the river had been-crossed, re ceived, half an hour's notice to start for the critical spot. Railroad trains automobile trucks, French camions and every possible vehicle was pressed into service and speeded off, loaded with Americans having the full right of way over all roads. They arrived at the battle line at night and were fichting in the morning. Foon after the Americans' arrival, the enemy attacked. Our troops, which included marines, were in the reserve. The marines then took up the fisht. It was close, open field war fare. American fighting brawn was matched against that of the Germans In a short, hitter struggle which the Yankees won. The boche has re newed his attacks but the line still holds. Yanks Stand at the Marne. The French are heaping the highest praise upon the Americans. They are proud of their stand at the Marne, where civilization was saved by turn ing back the Germans in 1914, and where the foe must again be thrown back. All the country near where the Americans are located speaks the trag edy of the beautiful Marne valley and of France. American infantry lies under cover of waving fields of green grain, torn up by shell fire and amidst other fields and orchards the Ameri can artillery hurls shells at the Huns. Behind the rear lines the villages are deserted. Only stray dogs and cats and the oldest enfeebled men and women, who were unable to flee with the younger inhabitants or who re fused to leave their homes, are visible in these places. Roses which bloom in profusion over houses,' almost hiding them, and blossoming flower gardens everywhere are unseen except by dusty, sweaty men, who fighting against odds, have driven off the in vader. Americans Capture Germans. From the first enemy assault until that of Monday night, when the re pulse was followed by a successful counter-attack, the Americans bore themselves like veterans. Prisoners were captured in Monday night's fighting which extended back into a village where fierce hand to hand struggles between American boys and helmeted Germans resulted in the ousting of the Huns. There were three strong enemy attacks, preceded this, all of whiqh were repulsed. Riddled Hun Ranks. Atempting to cross to the loft of the Marne. the boches encoutered Ameri can machine gunners. They lay cooly at their guns while the Germans came on, then opened up and riddled the enemy ranks, throwing them into complete confusion. At another spot, our machine gun ners wiped out the boche machine gun units, sweeping them with an en filading fire. The lines swayed back and forth during the first two days the Americans were on the job. then began to settle down, but they still vary a hundred yards or so daily. Fighting is so open and the lines are so indefinite that it is necessary for the infantry commanders to signal their positions to the aviators as they maneuver in the open. While Ameri can aviators are doing their share In the defense of Paris, American ob servers, accompanying French pilots, are attached to the artillery guarding the threatened road to the capital. Strange conditions prevail over the whole front. There is one No Man's village near Chateau-Thierry where there has been fighting all around but the village stands unoccupied and un assailed. American patrols entered the deserted town and the beautiful chateaus which stand in No Man's land, and there they found evidences of hasty flight. Coats and hats were U.S. NAVAL FORGE ON TRAIL OF THE RAIDING U-BOAT Vessels Concentrate at Scene of Latest Attack Off Maryland. Thoro Combing of Area Where Balder Appeared Tuesday. TWO MORE SHIPS ATTACKED Big French Tanker Saved by Arrival of Destroyer. German Pirate Submerged as Warship Came on Scene. New York, June 6. The American aiiYiifnrv schooner Samuel C. Men- gel is another victim of submarine at tack. She was sunk Sunday atternoon 17K miles off New York and eleven of her crew were brought here today by a Danish steamship. Washington, June ' 5. Concentra tion today of American naval forces off the Maryland coast followed tne receipt of advices by the navy de partment that German undersea craft having sunk a probable total of ten vessels off the New Jersey coast, had yesterday transferred the scene of their depredations lunner uum. Just as naval officials had con concluded that the German raiders had left American waters for their home port, there came the-news that a French tank steamer, the Radio leine, was saved from destruction early yesterday by an American de stroyer 65 miles off the Maryland coast. The same dispatch brought the news that there" had been another schooner, the Edward Baird, Jr., add ed to the list of submarine victims. 58 tost from the Carolina. The Baird was found in a sinking condition by the destroyer which took on board two of the schooner's sur vivors. The Baird was a vessel of 273 tons hailing from Wilmington, Del. No report had been received early to-day as to other members of the schooner's crew and it was not known whether other additions would be made to the list of 58 persons be lieved to have been lost when the steamship Carolina was shelled and sunk. In attacking the French tanker Radioleine, the German raiders made their first attempt, to. sink -a trans atlantic Vessel." The navy department dispatch stated that the Radioleine was later reported a having reached an American port. Driven from X. Y. Coastal Water. Transfer of the scene of operations from the waters off New Jersey to the Maryland -region was taken by navy department officials to mean that the large number of patrol ves sels, seaplanes and other craft which went out in search of the raiders when the first news of the sinkings was received Monday morning, had made it too uncomfortable for the enemy in the northern region. Reports of Firing Off Coast. Washington, June 5. The navy de partment today was on the trail of reports of firing off the Delaware and fCnntlnnprt nn Pnee Two.l hanging In the halls and dresses were placed as tho just about to be donned. Hun Waves Das) In Vain. Meanwhile the greatest battle In history rages all about. American snipers pick off boche recoanojtering parties and at night artillery reddens the sky. Airplanes bomb villages In the rear, while the enemy maintains nisxsonstant effort to deliver his thrust by throwing back the Ameri cans and passing thru the village where they were so sorely beaten when they first tried it. For noise, however, this battle Is re markably quiet when compared to the trench sectors. There is little artillery shelling of the roads and towns, the Germans not having brought up the necessary guns. Complete American Organization. I saw everywhere evidences of America's determination to make her stand at the historic spot and to put up a fight 'worthy of its traditions. American hospital and other units ap peared over night. Signal corps men strung telephone wires quickly. You can talk over an American field tele phone to what is more than the "frontier of freedom" to the embat tled line of America's challenge to Germany that the United States is guarding the way to Paris, the symbol of world civilization. The ground over which the Ameri cans are fighting is a paradise of rolling fields and wooded hills, while the Marne crookedly winds thru the midst of it all. Official announcement of what the Americans did Tuesday filled the French everywhere with a new feeling of confidence in again turning back the German hordes. French officers highly commend the Americans' work in repulsing the enemy on the right bank of the Marne near Jaulgonne where our machine gunners displayed their effectiveness, also driving the boches from the Neuilly wood. Where Taxicab Armv Saved Day. The bronzed Americans are stand ing where Gallieni's "taxicab army" stood with that army's spirit of vic tory still upon the field. f. S. Troops Hotly Engaged. With the American Armies in France. June 5. The American unit opposing the German drive between the Ourcq and the Marne. after re pulsing three enemy assaults, was driven -out of the village of Neuilly by a fourth thrust Monday afternoon, according to official reports received at American headquarters. Americans Regain Town This was the fourth enemy attack within eight hours. But before the boches could consolidate their posi tions, the Americans suddenly swept forward In a brilliant counter-attack, hurling the Germans out of the vil lage and driving them back a kilome ter and a half (nearly a mile) to tho TOPEK 4., KANSAS, WEDNESDAY; STATE BOARD TO PLACE A LIMIT ON CHARTERS ISSUED Speculative Corporations To Be Discouraged in Kansas. Government Permits 'Required for $100,000 Capitalization. OIL COMPANIES TO BE HIT Three New Banks Are Granted Charters Today. Two Others Denied Permit to Open f 6r Business. The state charter board today put a big dent In the organizations giant Kansas corporations on a spepu latlye basis. Under a ruling of the board every company with a capitali zation'of $1(10,000 or greater, will be denied admission to the state unless it is an industry warranted in war time. Before going before the state board, the big companies must secure federal approval. ' Action by the state board means simply one thing. Wild and unre stricted speculation will be shut off in this state during the war. In estab lishing the rule, the state board acted upon regulations from Washington. The board will simply refuse to grant permission to stock selling corpora tion with capitalizations of $100,000 or more unless federal authorities ap prove the securities as of a nature to warrant war time investment. It is the most drastic and far reaching rul ing by the state board since the be ginning of the war. Will Hit Oil Companies. , Oil companies and promotion pro jects will suffer heavily under today's order. While the order applies only to companies with capitalizations of $100,000 or more, the big promotion and developments schemes from southern Kansas will be hard hit. The giant corporations with extensive stock selling programs, will be com pelled to lay their plans before fed eral authorities before offering them for the approval of the state board. If the government holds that the pro jects are of sufficient importance to warrant war time investments, the state board will then consider char ter and stock selling applications. The charter board also ruled today that bank charter applications would not be passed upon until charters had been filed... ;;---.- . . Three new banks won-charters to-, day two were rejected. In the case of Home State Bank of Medicine Lodge, several bankers came to Topeka to protest against a char ter. Sam Griffin, a lawyer and for mer jBull Moose candidate for attor ney general, attacked the list of new bank stockholders. "This man told me he didn't au thorize his name on thi9 list," said Griffin, indicating a name. - Ha Changed His Mind. . "That's right," said J. N. Tincher, one of the incorporators and Repub lican candidate for congress. "That's right. He first wanted $10,000 worth, of stock. We thought he might secure $1,000 worth. Then we found that he was a slacker and hasn't bought a dollar's worth of Liberty bonds or do nated to the Red Cross. He isn't a stockholder. He couldn't get a dol lar's worth of our stock." That ended tho proceedings. Tinch er and a delegation of prominent Med icine Lodge business men and wealthy Barber county farmers won their charter. Their bank is capitalized for $50,000. Representative W. R. Peal and a number of Augusta business men won a charter for a fourth bank at Augusta, Butler county. The new bank is the Prairie State, capitalized, for $50,000. The board also approved the application of the Farmers' State bank of Norton, capitalized at $25,000. Two charters weie rejected. One was the Reserve State bank of Salina. with a capital of $50,000. The second was the Farmers' State bank of Ro salia, Butler ccunty, with a capital of $10.000. eastward. The enemy suffered heavy losses. The Americans operating with the French on the south bank of the Marne, threw back a German infantry battalion which had forced the first passage of the river at a bridge near Jaulgonne. As the Hun Infantry re treated, the enemy artillery began a terrific bombardment of the bridge with shrapnel. 17. S. Engineers Blow Up Bridge Despite the barrage, a group ot American engineers walked out on the bridge and calmly placed explosive charges near its center. As they with drew the bridge was blown up, ef fectually circumventing another en emy crossing. American machine gunners' which were rushed into the battle on motor trucks effectively covered the opera tions of the combined American and French forces on the left bank of the Marne. U. S. Patrol Roots Germans. With the American Anmv'in France. Tuesday, June 4. In an encounter between an American ' patrol and a party of seventeen Germans on the T.unpvtlln front Mrlv t,H nf the Germans are reported' to have'' been killed. Another patrol destroyed an enemy concrete observation post cerman guns and airplanes were most active on the Luneville sector today. The artillery showered the area behind the American lines with explosive shrapnel and gas shells to a degree unknown for many weeks. Four German airplanes crossed to some distance behind the American lines. They were attacked by Ameri can aviators but succeeded in escap- ing. xnere were numerous other air combats. All German Attacks Fail. Paris, June 5. The Germans con tinued local attacks last evening and during the night on the main battle front, the war office announced to day. Attempts made on the French (Continued on Page Two.) - ' USE ALL CLASSES That Will Be Done If Necessary, Crowder Asserts. ;T Every Call STusfBe Tffet,' Says. Provost Marshal. ' HUFFMAN GETS -TELEGRAM 1,595,700 , Sent to. Army Since -..War Began. Much Work Yet To Be Don by Draft Boards. - . The United States has sent 1,595, 708 men to the army training camps since the beginning o the war. ac cording to a message today to Charles S. Huffman, adjutant general, from Provost Marshal Crowder. The rec ord includes June inductions, but does not include today's call for 40,000 col ored troops from southern states, which would bring the total of 1,35, 708. Crowders statement shows that more than 1,100,000 have been in ducted including all June calls since January 1. The calls for Sep tember, October, November and De cember totalled 516,363. Calls in May broke all previous records and accounted for a grand total of 373, 063 in training, camps for the month. Including the call for colored troops, the June inductions will amount to 332,353. Crowder's figures are ex clusive of today's call and show 292. 35. - Inductions for the three months of November, December and January totalled a little more than 77,000, or about" 5,500 less than the February calls. Total Inductions to June 1 were 1,303454. Plans for Future Calls. In his message to General Huff man, Crowder outlines plans for many future calls. He Intimates strongly that men in second, third and even the fourth class may prepare for ac tive service. The message contains high praise for the army of 100,000 men who have handled the selective draft work. In July this army will begin the task of separating the idlers from ' the toilers and sending ' the idlers into army service. "No call can be so large," says the Crowder telegram, "that it will not be filled immediately whether the num ber be such as may be filled by those who have been found to stand in the first rank of availables, or bo great that men standing in the second, third or fourth ranks of availability must go. In other words, all these millions of men who one year ago were an inert mass have become a mobile army. Each has found his place and each in his proper turn has marched or awaits this order to march. . Much Work to Be Done. "Much work yet remains- Today the new men of twenty-one are being registered and must be speedily classi fied. On the first of next month the local and district boards will be in vested with the still further responsi bility of preventing idleness and of unproductive employment which is not effective to the .nation in the emergency." In his tabulation of men in the war service of the nation. Crowder's tele gram shows the following record of inductions at army camps since the beginning of the war: (Continued op Page Seven.) A British Destroyer Sinks. ' London, June 5. A British destroy er was sunk in a collision Friday, it is officially announced by the admiral ty. There were no casualties. EVENING, JUNE 5,: 1918 CLASS OF 1918 CLOUDY AND WARM . i - Growing 'Crops Need More Sunshine , . in Kansas. ' ' , ,. -- Today's Temperatures. ... - 7 n'nlnelr ' 7(1 i 1 1 n'HnrV .".:,. f" t if clock., ;;,? I 12 o'clock..... S 2 9 'clocE7t...f f Wclotk.,,V.S4 10 o'clock, ....7S I 2 o'clock. ..1 .86 The temperatures for the day av eraged 7 degrees - above normal for the date. The wind was blowing 10 miles an bour from the southwest at 2 o'clock this afternoon. " A scarcity of sunshine Is the only weather condition the farmer has to complain of today, but indications are that Old Sol will not be out in all his elorv for soma time. Rprauiw, rxt ttiim ' he may be called something of a (Conning on Page Two.l GERMS ON U-BOAT Naval Officers Fear Gifts From Raiders Infected. Declare German U-Boats Cause of Epidemic In Spain. Washington, June 5. That the German U-boat raiders carried dis ease germs to this country was the belief of some naval officers today. Officials warned that survivors of the U-boat attacks should avoid giv ing away as souvenirs any of the food or other articles given them by the U-boat commanders. While not Intended to cause undue alarm it was officially pointed out that a German submarine carried dis ease germs into Spain, apparently those which caused the strange epi demic similar to the grippe, now rag ing there. This fact, coupled with the -strange conduct of German commanders to ward U-boat victims, was regarded as suspicious. "German commanders do not do things that way," said one official to day. . "It is unparalleled in German submarine history that a U-boat should give food and water to its victims." . CHICAGO STOCKYARDS STRIKE Business Halted When 3,000 Employes Walk Out. Chicago, June 5. A strike stopped all incoming business at the Chicago stockyards today when between 2,500 and 3,000 salesmen, feedmen ' and dockmen went out. After a few hours delay commission men themselves be gan handling the stock pens. p - Fire Department Strikers Win. Sedalia, Mo.. June 5. The fire de partment which walked out Tuesday, was granted an increase in pay of $15 a month and the men returned to work today. The entire force with the exception of the chief and his assistant struck when the city coun cil refused to accede to their de mands. Washington Confirms Report. Washington. June 5. Mine sweepers have picked up a number of mines off the Atlantic coaat, the navy de partment announced today. The mines were of German manufacture and un doubtedly were strewn, navy officials said, by the raiding submarines. Changes in V. S. Bird Law. Washington. June 6. Changes In the regulations under the migratory bird law as announced by the depart ment of agriculture today include the continuation of closed seasons for woodcock in Illinois. . Kentucky and Missouri until October 1, 1920. TEN PAGES BIG COLORED CALL Provost Marshal Calls for 40, .000 Colored Hen in Draft. ToTEtrrin i June 20 to 25 From 20 States. Washington. June E. Orders for the mobilisation of 40,000 negro draft registrants qualified for general mili tary service to entrain from June JO to 25, were sent out today by Provost Marshal General Crowder. The reg istrants will come from twenty states. This call affects the following states: Alabama. 1,000 to Camp Sheridan. Arkansas, 3,000 to Camp Pike. District of Columbia, 600 to Meade. Florida, 2.500 to Dix. Georgia, 4,000 to Gordon. f Kentucky. 2,000 to Taylor. Louisiana, 6,000 to Funston. - Maryland, 2,500 to Meade. Mississippi, 3,000 to Grant. Missouri, S00 to Funston. New Jersey, 500 to Dix. North Carolina, 1000 to Taylor. Ohio. 600 to Sherman. Oklahoma, 600 to Funston. Pennsylvania, 500 to Sherman. South Carolina, 3000 to Jackson. Tennessee, 3000 to Dodge. 1 Texas, 3000 to Travia Virginia, 3000 to Lee. West Virginia, 1000 to Sherman. In June Over 800,000. The men called today all negroes bring the total men summoned to the colors in June to more than 300, 000, FLYERS COMB SEA Scores of U. S. Aircraft Carry Bombs for U-Boats. Hunt in Fleets of Eight Divide . Sea Into Zones. Hempstead. N. Y.. June 5. Fifty airplanes started from the aviation field here today to patrol the coast be tween Coney Island and Montauk Point in search of submarines. During the night they were all equipped with machine guns, bomb dropping devices and'each carried a cargo of bombs. They flew in fleets of eight, in V shaped formation. Similar flotillas put out from Bay Shore, New London, Conn., and Block Island. The coast has been divided into zones - and each air fleet will operate in its own zone. ROAD FAKER IS"0UT Mysterious Person Collects Money for Graft Log Book. " Abilene, Kan., June 6. Reports come to the officers of the Golden Belt Road association that a faker giv ing the name of "B. A. Barnes" has been collecting money from garages and business men in western Kansas and Colorado for advertising in an al leged log book of the road. No such book is contemplated and no agent for any book has been sent out. Information Is wanted regarding the fraudulent Barnes by C. M. Harger, president Golden Belt. Abilene, Kan. C. S. Takes Over Hospitals In England London, June 6. American author ities are. taking over several hospitals of 2,000 beds each, it was announced here today. MORE SHIPS ARE SUNK BY U-BOATS HEAR U.S. COAST Schooners Mengel and Desanss Added to List of Hun Victims. Heavy Firing Near Coast Heard Daring Xlght. CAROLINA SURVIVORS LAND Youthful Wireless Operator Proves Himself a Hero. Every S. O. S. Brought a Shot From U-Boat's Guns. - Cape May, N. J., June . 5. Fisher men arriving this morning declared two more ships had been sunk by sub marines off this point. There was no confirmation. Heavy firing at sea dur ing the night was heard all along the coast. Lewes, Del., June 6. The schoon er Desauss was discovered floating, stem up,, off the Delaware capes, it was offficlally announced here today. The vessel was reported torpedoed the first U-boat victim known to have' been sunk in this manner. New York, June 6. Another ship was added to the list of those de stroyed by submarines off this coast when the crew of the schooner Samuel C. Mengel arrived here today. The vessel was sunk 176 miles off New York last Sunday; The Mengel, according to the crew, was on her. way to New York with a cargo from the West African coast. The vessel was sunk by bombs after the men had taken to the boats at the command of the U-boat com mander. The Mengel's commander, Captain H. T. Hanson, said the sinking of his vessel occurred at 6:30 p. m. and that he was told by the commander of the submarine that the U-boat had pre viously sunk three schooners and three steamers, one of which was a large passenger ship of about 5,000 tons. Lands 25(1 Survivors. New York, June 5. Bringing stor ies of Prussian piracy at America's very gates, the weather beaten schoon er Eva B. Douglass slipped thru the fog into New York harbor today with 250 survivors of the liner Carolina, submarined off Cape May. ' There were 156 passengers and 94 of "the crew aboard, including Captain Barbour and ten army officers from the military training school at San Juan, Porto Rico. The schooner can in towed by a tug and with United States patrol boat "507" alongside to guard it against German raiders which might have at tacked even the rescue ship. Survivors Near Collapse, Hoarse sirens rumbled a greeting to the schooner as it passed the subma rine net at the narrows and pro ceeded slowly up ths bay. Men and women who had had the courage to sing "The Star Spangled Banner," as the U-boat shelled the Carolina, lined the rail of the Douglass as it near'ed its Brooklyn dock, where automobiles were ready, driven by volunteers of the Women's Motor corps. Red Cross workers took immediate charge of the survivors and hurried them to hospi tals and hotels. Some of the weaker ones were near collapse from the ef fects of their experiences Sunday night when a thunder storm came up and drenched the figures huddling in the lifeboats. It was In this storm that one boat overturned and only nine teen of Its thirty-five occupants sur vived. The rest were swept away and perished. f IS Known Dead, 16 Missing. Those landed here today were found In their open boats drifting off Barne gat, after a night at the mercy of the seas. All of the Carolina's comple ment is now believed accounted for except the sixteen lost in the storm and sixteen more who have not yet been checked up. B. W. Nogel. 19, of Paterson. N. J., wireless operator aboard the Carolina, told a most graphic story of the sub marine raid. Wireless Man a Hero. "At about half past five o'clock Sunday night," he said, "we received a wireless from the schooner Isabel B. Wiley saying 'S. O. S.. we're being shelled by a submarine.' I knew by the strength of the signals the attack was close at hand and told the cap tain so. At that time we were about fifty miles off Cape May, N. J. The captain changed his course and be- ; gan to zigzag while the , passengers I were at dinner. "About 6 o'clock while in the din--; ing cabin. I heard a shot. I went to i the wireless room and started my ! calls, for I knew what had happened. ! First I flashed "8. . O. S. Steamship , Carolina being gunned by German submarine. S. O. 8. Brought Shots. . "Cape May answered but then the German submarine wireless operator broke in. His instrument was tuned for a radius of only a few miles, so he could talk to ships he was after and not be overheard ashore. The sub marine said. 'You don't use wireless j we don't shoot.' ... "Then I repeated the 3. O. S. and the Brooklyn navy yard answered. The submarine repeated its warning. I told him we were stopping, then tried to S. O. S. again, but the minute I touched the key, the Germans fired ; at us. I tried repeatedly, but each (Cootioned on fise Two. WILSON PLEADS FOR MOONEY President Again Tries to Save Con victed Labor Leader from Hanging. Washington, June 5. President Wilson has again moved to save the life of Thomas Mooney. convicted and Just re-sentenced to be hanged for precipitating the preparedness day Domo outrage m Ban Francisco. The president has sent a telegram i to Governor Stevens of California. ' urging executive clemency In the case. THREE CENTS CLASS OF 191 8 IN TOPEKA JOINING COLORS TODAY! Six Hundred 21-Year-Old To-4 pekans Register for Army. Happy, Enthusiastic Lot as. They Sign Their Names. REGISTRATION LIGHT THIS A. M, But Booths Will Be 0pen Until 9 O'clock This Evening. . Hundreds of '18 Class Already Have Gone to War. Registration of the class of 191t was very light In Topeka today. Both local boards reported that the registration of the twenty-one-year olds was much smaller than was expected. At 3 o'clock this afternoon board No. 1 had registered only about sixty-five or seventy men of the very little better, with a registration of less than one hundred. One of the reasons advanced for the light registration of the 1913 youths this morning was that many of them are already In the service. To peka sent nearly 1,000 men to the col. ' ors in the national guard. Most of these men are already In France, and most of the national guards, or a fair pruiuruua ui uiem, .veto ,,,cu ,.v would have been twenty-one years old between June 5, 1917 and June E. 1918. Many Joined Regulars. The regular army and the navy have taken heavy toll from the class, too enlistments of "18 men being numerous In both branches this month. It is thought that Topeka has already sent more than 300 of her 1918 class to the colors with the regular army, the navy and the national guard. Some of the boys who presented themselves this morning brought along their sweethearts and their fam ilies to watch the process. There was no hesitation In answering the ques tions asked and it was apparent that the men have become accustomed to the workings of the draft and came nr.mr.il to answer the Questions In telligently. - Registration cards Issued to tne men registering in the class of 1918 are un numbered. The card is issued merely to- show that the man named on the oard has presented himself and is duly registered..,.,. The new system of un-' numbered registration cards is expect ed to do away with the confusion be tween registration numbers and order numbers. Henceforth the order num ber is the only number the reglsv trants will have to remember. . Attitude Is Different Whenever a man registered In June, 1917, put In an appearance at the local board rooms iu search of In formation, the difference between the two classes was most noticeable. The class of '17 men had had considerable experience in dealing with the boards and their actions and manner were free from restraint or bashfulness. The seriousness of the situation had worn off. But the rien coming in to reg ister with the '18 class wore all the pristine bashfulness of the class of 1917 on the 1917 registration day. Faces were worried, not thru fear ot the war, but thru fear of not answer ing the questions properly. Local board No. 1 announced this morning. In spite of the light regis I st ration, that a heavy drive was ex pected on the registration clerks this evening after the down-town offices had closed and the men were at leis ure. Board No'. 1 said that a regis tration of about 200 men was expected at that office. , Board No. 3 Largest. Board No. 2, covering the largest territory, was expecting a total regis tration of about 360 or 409 men by 9. o'clock this evening, when the regis tration offices are to close. xjie I1ITO RIKIHeiCU luutty Will issued the standard questionnaires in the near future It is exeected. Then they will be called for physical ex amination and classification. Regis trants of the class of '18 placed in class 1 will be placed at the foot of the present class 1 list and will be called in their turn. It has not yet been announced just what method wilt be used In determining the' order numbers of the new registrants. The' questionnaires will be issued on orders to be received from Provost Marshal General Crowder. GET FAKE TELEGRAMS Adjutant General Advises Draft Boards to Watch Out. That fraudulent letters and tele grams purporting to be from some branch of the government depart ments or bureaus in Washington, are being received by many local draft boards over the country, was made known In a telegram to Adj. Gen. Chas. 8. Huffman from Provost Mar shal General Crowder which was quoted in a letter from the adjutant general to local draft boards. The telegram states that several such cases have been reported, the mes sages evidently being sent by persona intent upon confusing the local boarda regarding the draft and the movement of troops. The adjutant general urges that an draft boards keep a sharp lookout for these forgeries and report them at once, that action may be taken. They are also advised to disregard any In structions not coming direct from General Crowier himself or from the office of the adjutant general. Socialist Leader Gets Ten Years. Seattle. Wash., June 5. Emil Her man of Everrett, Wash., secretary of the Socialist party of the state ot Washington, was sentenced yesterday to serve ten years for violation of the espionage act. Herman permitted to be posted in his office a circular which read; "Don't be a soldier, be a man."