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yyELCOME Class of 1918. Vou
are a privileged and honored unit
of the Battalion of Liberty.
Partly cloud- tonight and Thurs
day. Not much change In tempera-
Dramatic Arrival on Scene Like
Gallieni's "Taxicab Army."
node All Sight in Trucks to Aid
Hard-Pressed Foilus.
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
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
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
Vessels Concentrate at Scene of
Latest Attack Off Maryland.
Thoro Combing of Area Where
Balder Appeared Tuesday.
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
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
Speculative Corporations To Be
Discouraged in Kansas.
Government Permits 'Required
for $100,000 Capitalization.
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
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
eastward. The enemy suffered heavy
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
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
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.) - '
That Will Be Done If Necessary,
Crowder Asserts. ;T
Every Call STusfBe Tffet,' Says.
Provost Marshal. '
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
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
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
. 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
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
"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." .
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
Schooners Mengel and Desanss
Added to List of Hun Victims.
Heavy Firing Near Coast Heard
Daring Xlght.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Six Hundred 21-Year-Old To-4
pekans Register for Army.
Happy, Enthusiastic Lot as.
They Sign Their Names.
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.
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."

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