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"M ft i VOL. XXIll, No. 33 CAPT. L P. MAGRUDER m W - Capt. T. P. Magruder, U. S. N., Is at tached to the naval militia division of the navy department. He distinguished himself In the Spanish-American war. DRIVE AGAINST FRANCE Hindenburg Hopes to Crush Foe Before U. S. Aids. German Commander Has 1,000,000 Fresh Troops Ready for Huge Offensive. - Washington, May-30. Smash France before the United States gets In. Tills is Germany's chief hope of vic tory, and it Is the policy on which the German government la . concentrating all Ifs energies. A, revelation of the power of Germany to carry out this program is expected within the next six weeks. The situation is viewed as desperate by many American army officers. The allies are weakened and war-weary and waiting for the United States to come In and give Germany the coup de grace. But the United States will not get In effectively until next year. The gov ernment does not contemplate sending more than 100,000 men before snow flies. So with the submarine on the sea nnd Hindenburg on the land Ger many has nearly a year In which to carry out her effort to wrest victory from impending defeat. ' The American government has come Into possession of a vast amount of startling Information concerning the war situation In which the United States is Involved, but the contents of this dispatch are all that I am at lib erty to present In print under the terms of the voluntary censorship. The administration has learned that Germany has a new army of between 1,000,000 and 1,500,000 men who never have been In the trenches, but have been under Intensive training for sev eral months. These fighters were re leased from the factories by the Indus trial reorganization resulting from the German man power legislation and by the labor of the Belgian workmen, de ported to Germany. The American military authorities believe that Von Hindenburg, re-enforced by this fresh army, Is about to launch a terrific onslaught on the west ern front. LEVY $2,000,000 ON BELGIANS Germans Increase Exactions to $144, 000,000 for Use of Army In crease in Upkeep. Havre, May SO. The German gov ernor general of Belgium, Baron von Fulkenhausen,; has Imposed a supple mentary war, tax of 10,000,000 francs ($2,000,000) on the Belgians. The pro vincial councils have been summoned to meet on June 2 to decide on the method of raising this amount. With the new tax the amount of money al together exacted from the Belgians amounts to 720,000,000 francs ($144, 000,000). The Increased cost of the upkeep of the troops occupying the ter rltory Is given by the Germans as the reason for this extra levy, which, they declare, cannot be considered as nal. - s "w$$Kk. Jews Ordered To Leave Jerusalem. Copenhagen. According to Informa tion received In Zionist circles from Palestine the Turks twice have given orders for the evacuation of Jerusa lem by the Jews, but the orders each time were suspended owing to repre sentations from the German Govern ment, which feared for the safety of the shrines and other holy places, and still more the effect upon the world's public opinion. - ' ' "... . BQUAI RIGHTS TO ALL, "IiX; OTTD TO 13 OfOXYCLLE, TENNESS1B, TALiAN CANNON BOMBARD DUINO Gateway of Trieste Is Under Fire and Fall of City Is Im minent. CAPTURE, A DIFFICULT TASK Austro-Hungarian Stronghold Is De fended by Mountains Which Bristle With Artillery and Machine . Guns Progress Slow. - Berlin, May 30. An attack by Rus sian and Roumanian troops Is expected, the official report says. Rome, May 30. Both Italian guns and Infantry are pounding away at Dulno, the gateway of Trieste. The capture of this Austro-Hunga-rlan stronghold Is a difficult task, be cause It Is defended by mountains which bristle with artillery and ma chine guns. But despite the severity of the task, the Italians are pressing ahead with blows that win fresh ground every day. The forcing of a passage across the Tlmova river gave the Italians a foot hold In the village of San Giovanni, and It has been maintained despite fu rious counter-attacks by the Austro Hungarian forces. The fighting enabled Italians to consolidate positions which they regard as impregnable. - Demoralized by Artillery. Prisoners streaming back from the Carso plateau front declare Italian ar tillery, supplemented by British guns, have demoralized Austro-Hungarian forces and they were dazed by It- be fore they were attacked by Infantry. Especially severe was fighting With big guns around Jamlano, There It was a battle between the heavy Italian and British guns and the gigantic "sko-das-' wlth -which '-the Germans' and Austro-Hungarians have reduced some of the mightiest fortresses on both eastern and western fronts. ' Italian military critics are jubilant over the success of the drive, but are not making predictions as to time when Trieste will fall. However, mili tary chiefs make It plain Italians are In position to fight all summer for the prize, If necessary. Face Mountain Forts. In a sense Italians are. battling against what might be termed nn Austro-Hungarian Hindenburg line, and It requires a slow process of pounding mountain fortresses of Austro-Hunga-rlans before Infantry can be brought up. Artillery duels all along the Isonzo river front' are Increasing In violence as a result 'of the arrival of fresh Austro-Hungarian batteries-from the Rus sian front. It is estimated that Austro-Hunga-rlans have from 400,000 to 500,000 men along the 'narrow strip from the Plava mounta!nsector to the Adriatic sea. ROB SAILORS; SINK VESSEL Germans Bomb American Ship as the Crew l Set Adrift in an Open Boat. . New York, May 30. The American schooner Margaret B. Rouss, which left St. Andrews bay, Florida, Febru ary 4 with cargo of pine lumber for Genoa, was sunk by a submarine April 27 near the French-Italian coast and the crew robbed by the Germans, ac cording to Capt. Fred L. Foot, master of the schooner, who arrived here from France. t Captain Foot said a detachment from the submarine boarded his vessel and took from It everything of value, Including foodstuffs, navigating instru ments, and even the extra clothing of himself and his six men. They were set adrift In an open boat and were landed at Monte Carlo by a patrol boat, which picked them up. The schooner was sunk by bombs. BRAZIL SEIZES GERMAN SHIPS Forty-Nine Vessels, With Tonnage of 250,000 Requisitioned by the Government. Buenos Afres, May 30. The Brazil ian congress1 has, authorized the requi sition of 49 interned ships in Brazil ian harbors, says a dispatch from Rio Janeiro. The ships have a total ton nage of 250,000. Previously news had been received that the Brazilian cham ber of deputies by an overwhelming vote haid decided "to revoke the declara tion of i neutrality. Norwegian Ship Sunk by Gunfire. Chrlstlansand, May 30. The Norwe gian steamer Norway, 1,447 tons, was sunk by gunfire while on .her way to her home port. The crew were rescued .by a Dasslmt steamer. ; ffiCT Coaches Lifted From Tracks By Tornado Which Wipes Out Missouri Village SEVEN K.LLED 22 INJURED Three Die on Relief Train Out of Min eral Point Passengers Are Euried .'In Debris of Depot After Fleeing From Cars That Are Turned Over. Western Newspaper Union News Service. St. Louis, Mo.-Seven persons are reported to have been killed and at least 22 were injured in a tornado which virtually wiped out Mineral Point, Mo., a little mining village 15 miles south of Desoto, Mo. The cyclone moved southward to Etlah, Mo., where one man is known to have been killed. A relief train sent out from Desoto brought in 22 injured persons, and they are being cared for in the Emergency Hospital of the Young Men's Christian Association In Desoto. Four of those who lost their lives were killed outright and three others were so badly injured that they died on the relief train en route to Desoto. Virtually every house in Mineral Point, a town of about 30C population, was wrecked with the ex ception of the schoolhouse, which was standing after the storm passed. Lemaster was crushed to death un der the ruins of the Iron Mountain Depot at Mineral Point. Many oth ers were severely Injured whenthe storm struck and the depot collapsed. The building was a complete wreck. Frank Goff's child was blown from the Goff home when the house col lapsed and It was blown against an other house. The child was dead when picked up. Goff and his wife were among the severely Injured who were taken to Desoto. Many passengers on an Iron Mountain passenger train, which was standing at the depot in Mineral Point, fled from the train as the storm approached and took refuge In the depot. Two coaches on the train were turned upside down by the wind, but the engine remained on the rails when the storm had passed. Many of those who had taken refuge in the depot weja injured when that building- collapsed. The new Tiff mill at Mineral Point was among the buildings wrecked by the storm. Among the Injured at the hospital at Desoto Is a woman, mother nf flva children whnfin horl, la WHn She is expected to die. Three of her five children also are severely in jured. . David Obuchon was among those injured. He was struck In the i head by flying timber. Ralph Kaiser I saw the storm approaching. He ran into the schoolhouse for shelter and escapeu umnjurea.. He said ne saw the funnel shaped cloud sweep down on the city, and as soon as the fnrre I THE FLY Om'Wm IS ON PT I fill 10 I DESIGNATES MEN dl. LUUIO G CLO 1 E of the storm had passed he aided In disclosed the fact that irom id to the relief work, which was startedini-: yoims Americans, with little baggage, mediately. Debris from Mineral Point , but carrying plenty of money and ap was carried by the wind as far as De- - parently of good families, are crossing soto. and flying timbers were scat, tered in various parts of the city. SmithYtHe. Chancellor A. H. Rob erts closed a very important term of his court at this place. He had a very large docket with much important liti gation at this place, and was not able to finish it on account of having to n court at Wartburg . ? i . MTU&DAY. JUNE EXCEPTED Provost Marshal Crowder Issues Regis ,.5 tration Regulations Procla- ? ' mation Is Construed. JVJashington, May 30. Provost Mar sha Crowder issued the following reg ulation relating to the selective service act; ) The president holds that selective service act of May 18 and proclama tion . ,and registration regulations of samj date do not require registration of members of any duly organized and recognized force, military or naval, subject under other laws of United States to be called, ordered or drafted into niilltary or naval service of United States, and In order that this construc tion'may be made plain, he directs that sections 4 and 61 of registration reglihitions of May 18 be construed as If weul sentence in each .section read as filiows: "The only exceptions are iry or noval service .nfr oflU:m aud eu: -, ted meu of the regular arni?,;4he Begultu Aruiy reserve, tlw Officers Reserve corps, the Enlisted Reserve corps, the National Guard and National .Guard reserve recognised by the mllltla bureau of the war depart ment, the navy, the Marine corps, the Coast guard, and the Naval mllltla, Naval reserve force, Marine Corps re serve, and National Naval volunteers, recognized by the navy department pe riod." ; Proclamation of May 18 will be construed accordingly. LANSING TELLS OF SPY WORK Says Germany Tried to Raise Friction Between Allies and America While U. S. Was Neutral. Washington, May 30. Secretary Lansing, testifying before the house conimerce committee, in support of the tradlng-wlth-the-enemy bill, said the government had evidence that Ger many, while the United States was still neutral, had sent agents here who organized a steamship company and loaned Americans the money to buy the grain aboard ship In order to raise an Issue with Great Britain and France over seizure upon leaving port Exploration Expedition Safe. New York, May 30. The McMillan Crocker land exploration expedition Is safe, according to a cablegram from the Shetland Islands received here. St. Louis Race War Renewed. St. Louis. One negro was shot and two were taken to a hospital, severely beaten, when the race rioting In East St. Louis broke out again. Despite the efforts of the police, special depu ties and national guardsmen, several mobs, composed of more than 100 per sons, gathered and pursued negroes. Arrest Agitators Against Registration. Washington. Special orders were sent to Government officials through out the country to keep close watch on meetings at which there may be agi- ' tation ttainst rel8tratln under tne ' War army aci, aim 10 yieparo u, uiruai speakers who encourage violations of the law. Although the Department of Justice Is satisfied that German influ ence and money are behind efforts to interfere with registration, it is said officially that such influences are re garded as local and sporadic and not Inspired by serious, organized effort. Slackers Crossing Into Mexico. Laredo, Tex. B'ederal officials .here i Into Mexico daily. They go soutn ob tensibly to mine, prospect lor ou or pursue other occupations for which they apparently are not trained, and it is believed by officials that they are leaving the United States to avoid con scription. Most of the young men are from eastern states, some being iTom points' as tar east as Maine and New Hamuabire. - . 8PECIAL PRIVILEGES $F he eras m 2 t17. PLOT REVOLT T(i OPPOSETHE DRAFT Mountaineers Are Arrested Near Roanoke, Va., by Federal Officers. GERMANS ACCUSED BY U. S. Department of Justice Says Similar Conspiracies Have Been Discov ered Severe Punishment Awaits Offenders of Law. - PENALTY FOR FAIL URE TO REGISTER FAILURE TO REGISTER ON JUNE 5 RENDERS ONE LIABLE TO A YEAR'S IM PRISONMENT. THE FACT THAT ONE IS NOT ENTI TLED TO VOTE DOES NOT EXCUSE HIM FROM REGIS TRATION. WHITE AND COLORED, BETWEEN THE AGES OF TWENTY-ONE AND THIRTY, BOTH INCLU SIVE, MUST REGISTER ON JUNE 5. E. H. CROWDER, Provost Marshal General. Washington, May 30. Official an nouncement was made of a plot to bin der registration and to resist conscrip tion by an armed uprising against the goveruii! '!.. Kleven unvst.-; have liron iiimle tin. I nine hidictmetiis have al ready Im'-u retunud by fcuevs! :"-;inl jtirios. ' ' '" ' ' """ " " The ('Oi)s.ii-!i''y Is declared by the department vf justice to have had its origin In Texas, where a society was formed several months ago for the os tensible purpose of co-operative buy ing. The members were required to take a secret oath. "After the enactment of the selec tive draft law," says the department's announcement, "a strong German influ ence succeeded in inducing the organ ization to turn Its efforts to combat ting conscription and high-powered rifles were obtained to intimidate per sons subject to registration and the of ficials who will be appointed to per form the registration." Two Jailed In Roanoke. Two of the men arrested were brought to Roanoke, Va., and landed in jail. They are William Vernon Mc Coy, a grizzled mountaineer of sixty five, who gained notority in the fa mous Hatfleld-McCoy feuds, and his lieutenant, J. W. Phipps. These men, It Is alleged, were the organizers of an armed company In the mountain districts of Virginia. Similar conspiracies have been dis covered in the middle West, where the influence of the I. W. W. is be lieved to be responsible for the at tempts to combat conscription. Re ports received from government agents ' Indicate that this organiza tion is doing its utmost to arouse armed resistance to the law. The nine men indicted were promi nent members of the Texas organiza tion. They were dealt with prompt ly, It Is stated, as a warning to the public generally of the stringent pol icy' which the attorney general pur poses to pursue In enforcing the army measures. McCoy and Phipps were arrested In St. Paul, a little town In Whyte coun ty, In the extreme southwestern part of Virginia. Dispatches from Roanoke de clare that the plot which they were preparing to execute Included the murder of well-to-do property owners, the seizure of their property and a virtual declaration of war against the government of the United States. Three hundred mountaineers whom they had provided with arms, it Is alleged, had taken an oath to extermin ate the land owners. Demand Whole Country. The declaration of war follows: "The country Is ours and all therein. We only have to come to gether and demand It. The big land owners, the speculators and the rev enues shall no more be known. There will be no fighting; we have already learned that. Get ready." A. J. Devlin, an agent of the de partment of justice, who arrested the ringleaders, is said to have in his pos session all the incriminating papers of the revolt. Other agents of the de partment are rounding up numbers of the band and It is expected that scores more of the conspirators will be hrought Into the Roanoke jail. Chicago Plotters Arrested. Chicago, May 30. The Iron hand of TO NONE. WHOLE NUMBER 1I77 JOSEPH R. HAMLEN People who offer their services to the government in these times must be prepared to make good immediately. Joseph R. Hamlen, vice president and general manager of a large lumber business in Little Rock, asked Eliot Wadsworth of the American Red Cross If he could do anything for him In Arkansas. "No," replied Mr. Wads worth, "but you can do a lot right here. Take that desk over there." From then on Mr. Hamlen was Mr. Wads worth's secretary, and has not yet fin ished the business he went to Wash ington to do. FRENCH SEIZE POST Position North of Vacherauville, Near Verdun, Captured. j Tv. German Attacks In Hurteblse Re gion, on Champagne, Repulsed, Says Paris Report. Paris, May 30. The French have captured a German post north of Vacherauville In the Verdun region, according to an official announcement issued by the war office. Two German attacks in the region of Hurtebise, on the Champagne front, were repulsed. The Germans attacked after violent bombardment. "A violent bombardment in the re gion of Hurtebise, was followed by two German attacks, which were repulsed by our fire," the' statement says. "Our positions were maintained In their en tirety. "Patrol encounters occurred In the Champagne, In the sectors south ot Nauroy and Moronvilllers. Our bat teries directed an effective fire on the defenses and railways of the enemy. "On the right bank of the Meuse , (Verdun front), we captured a small ' German post north of Vacherauville j and took prisoners. I "Seven German airplanes were brought down in aerial engagements by ' our pilots nnd 12 others, seriously dam- aged, were compelled to land within the enemy lines." I London, May 30. "Hostile raiding ' parties were driven off southwest of Lens and west of Messlnes," says the i official statement. "We made success ' ful raids north of Ploegsteert wood. I "The enemy's artillery was active in the neighborhood of Bullecourt and on both sides of the Scarpe." "SUBS" SINK 102 GREEK SHIPS Tonnage Destroyed Is 300,000, Leaving 500,000, Says Athena Newspaper. Athens, May 30. The Patrls prints a list of 102 Greek ships totaling 300, 000 tons which have been sunk by Ger man submarines. Greece has 149 ships remaining, with a displacement of 600, POO tons. Knoxville. A fine of $50 was im posed on the J. Allen Smith company, one of the largest milling establish ments in the south, in the city record er's court, disposing of the case charg ing the company with the selling of flour short in weight. military""' necessity closed Its strong fingers on two women, accused of be ing the directing brains of a nation wide plot against the army draft regis tration which becomes a reality on June 5. Three men also were arrest ed, and a fourth man is being sought by federal operatives. The names of all the prisoners are withheld, but it was believed they would be made pub lic when indictments are obtained by llinton G. Clabaugh, federal chief of Investigation. In war time plotting such as the pris oners are alleged to have committed Is punishable by death.