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1 t ALLIED AIRMEN ?v SWAMPED HUN Havoc Wrought To Germans In Battle Of Picardy 3P Fearful. ; (Loulsvlllo Itcrnlil.) PorlH, April 20. Amorlcnn nvla- tors'in tho lloynl KlyliiR Corps mid Kronch oscndrllls who took part In the i b'nttlo of Plcnrdy hnvo roturncd to 1'nrls for brief leaves. They declare that, tho (daughter liilltctcd on Ger man troops and convoys by the allied nlf ''fleets is unbelievable. Having exhnustcd their bombs and belts of miichlnc-gun hulletx, many of tho American aviators flew back and forth between the nearest II rlt isli nnd French batteries, loaded up their ma chines with 75, 120 nnd 1G-Inch shells and grenades until the machines were Phcnvlly loaded that dllllculty was experienced In leaving tho ground. Then, Hying nt n perilously low al titude, tho nvlators rushed back over tho German lines, dropping tho shells pbsb drat among tho massed German troops. A few minutes nftcr their cargo of shells were exhausted tho aviators wero back" at tho batteries and munition depots, loading up again. , t Shells l,-il I'reely. oiTho American aviators declnro that m never wero shells and grenades eni v .ployed as freely by aviators as dur- .vlncttho battlo of Picardy. JThero Is no doubt that the slowing up of tho German offensive was In i great part due to the wonderful work ' 'ocjtliis American and allied aviator. American uvlators who wero still in training when Secretary of War , Baker vlbited them, and who had dropped nothing more deadly than practice bombs, were hurried Into tho fight nnd acquitted themselves like veterans. , 'if&Tho swarms of allied aviators liter ally swept the German machine from llie sky. Whenever there was a break Tn-tho allied lines tho aviators wero "rushed In, nnd by their effectlvo work .prevented German aerial observers ' ifrom learning that gaps existed until fjuwas too late for nny advantage to Co derived from tho temporary con- rditlon f Worked IV.irf TCvcn before tho rful llmoc French cavalry swept Into the breaches In the Ilrltlsh lines caused by the mysterious de bacle of tho Fifth army the airmen Were on tho spot They made tho (4 m a n attempts to brenk through at '.the breaches costly beyond belief. And ;by tho time tho aviators had ileci . mated tho German ranks the French 'cavalry had como up as a temporary barrier and behind them infantry, tanks and artillery. Wherever the aviators appeared there was tho greatest confusion in tho enemy ranks. Tho infantry broke ranks and left the main roads for paths through tho brush. Horses broke away from tho artillery cais sons and rolled In their death agonies in tho mud while tho chauffeurs of motor transport trains wero forced to bide underneath their trucks. The roads were encumbered by tho blocked ammunition trains. Columns 'on the march scattered, as one avia tor expressed it, "ns if a strong wind bad first shaken them up and then blow them Hat to tho ground or into the ditches along tho road." Tho 'i hours saved by tho air fleets wero 'aluable to tho hard-pressed Ilrltlsh jinnies which wero bearing tho brunt of tho German assaults. Air Work Told Tule. Tho slowing up of tho German hordes In tho fourth, fifth nnd en .ting days of tho offensivo is directly due to tho work of tho aviators. German battorles and troops found thenibolves "up in tho air" without food, machine gun bullets and their favorito nine point flvo shells, for;ln tho rear allied aviators wore spray ing all munition and supply trains day nnd night with millions of bul lets, bombs, torpedoes, shells and irrpnnclos. r And with their own machines swopt f from the skies tho German batteries found themselves with no means of ' rogulntlng their flro on the allied po sitions. German infantry coiihtantly found Itself pocketed in death traps, British and French cul do sacs from Which death spat from cunning nests of machine guns. German communi cations with tho rear wero constantly cut; tho enemy tried In vain to locate . tio nlllml reserves. Throughout tho whole of tho first phase of tho offensivo tho allied su periority in tho air wns overwhelm ing. -- &coi'NTi:itKi:m:K hhoktaok ANUTIinil HKSUi.T OI" WAH 4 Washington, May 18. Tho war hass caused a shortago even of coun terfeiters. Tho spurious ton-dollar note, tho fas 4 fashioning or. vynicu wns uiu mw.jiw LlfltflTf l'1'' LavaaiaVVMB)l Indoor sport of n group of skilled Imitators, has practically disappeared, it was said to-day by secret sorvlco operatives, who nro Inclined to tho belief that tho slump Is directly duo to tho war. It was thought that tho foreign members of theso bands had been rounded up In tho mobilization of reservists, nnd that tho Americans had boon taken In tho draft. How ever, secret sorvlco operatives nro not resting on their oars. On tho contrary, recognizing tho possibility of now talont appearing almost nt nny time, they nro continuing to subject tho nation's paper currency to tho closest scrutiny. TAKKV. A heavy rain fell hero Saturday nnd Sunday. Itev. Illrcli Shields filled his regu lar nppolntment nt tho Ilaptlst church. Mr. Estill Ilartlctt and family, of Owcnsboro, have moved back to this place. Mr. Clarence Pntton and children spent from Friday until Sundny with his aunt, Mona Sharp, of Pleasant Uldge. Several from hero appeared before tho Hoard of Supervisors at Hartford Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Ira D. Funk attended tho funeral of Charlie Phillips at Dells Hun. Mr. Oba Helm was hero on busi ness Wednesday. , Mrs. John Raymond spent Thurs day with her daughter, Mrs. Gertrey Funk. Mr. Claronco Patton Is busy raft ing logs. a GERMANY WANTS ONLY A LITTLE? Desires Belgium, Baltic States And All War Cost Paid. With the French Army in France, May 15. Germany's conditions of pcaco arc clearly stated In a docu ment found In a German trench that was recently recaptured by Entente nllled troops. A resume of tho prin cipal conditions ns given in an official translation reads: "After tho enormous sacrifices we have mndc of our blood and property wo oxact as n necessary minimum to tho preservation and development of Germany tho following: "Belgium, especially tho Flanders coast, with Antwerp, Is to remain under German military, economic and political dependence. "Liberty of the seas shall bo prop erly established for all nations, tho Central Powers being allowed a com mercial licet totaling 17.S00.000 tons, while that of tho Allies should amount to 10,000,000. "Our colonies shall bo returned with augmentation. "Wo aro to have more numerous and stronger navnl stations. "Tho Longwy and Brley mlno fields, which furnish Franco Its weapons for attneks, shill become Gorman. "Readjustments of tho frontiers, particularly in tho Vosges, nro to bo dxed according to tho military situ ation and tho appreciation of tho commandant; our frontiers must bo such that their defenso Is made easi er. "Tho former German Baltic prov inces shall bo incorporated, their rich soil furnishing now cereal fields for German peasant emigrants, thus protecting tho empire against tho dangers of famine. "Courlnnd, Lithuania, Livonia nnd Ksthonln are to bo colonized. "Ono million eight hundred thous and tonB of Rumanian petrol will bo nt tho disposition of Germany. "Thoso nations who attacks pcaco ul Germany must pay nil war charges In raw material, ships, ready money and territorial concessions, leaving Germany with only $5,000,000,000 national dobt." ltl.NDKU TWINI3 PRICK. Bulletin No. 35, issued to all Fodor al Food Administrators in Kentucky: Tho Food Administration has re vised tho recommoudations on tho prlco at which retailers should handlo binder twlno nnd advises that tho margin of Two Cents (2) por pound cash or its equivalent, and Two and One-half Cents (2) per pound on credit with freight added from tho price of Twenty-Thrco Cents (23) per pound will not bo considered unrea sonable, but intimates that anything moro than that token by retail mer chants would bo subject to serious in vestigation. FRED M. SACKBTT. Fedorul Food Administrator for Ky. m Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S CAST.ORI A - 'l"ft'"MW rurrt-TnMlirrW.ifrjnMgT CHINA AND JAPAN TAKES JOINT ACTION Agree To Guard Interest In East To End Of War. Washington, May 18. Informn" tlon reached tho Stato Department to-dny of tho conculslon of an agree ment between Japan nnd china for tho protection of their common Inter ests In tho Far Hast against German aggression. Although giving few de tails the reports to tho department were said to make it clear that the ngreemont was only for tho period of tho war and was solely for protec tive purposes. A Joint defensive move to counter act German aggression in Siberia is known to bo contemplated, but in formation was lacking ns to whether this would lnvolvo a movement In force Into Siberia by Japanese and Chinese troops. As to tho necessity for such action tho Stato Depart ment Is not Informed, but It Is as sumed that because of their prox imity to Siberia, Japan and China, with a much keener Interest in that country than nny other Power.doubt less were In better position to know tho extent of German Influence there nnd tho necessity for curbing It by military force. United Stales' Stand. Regarding tho agreement as of a purely defensive nature, tho State Department does not bcllovo it di rectly concerns tho United States and consequently It involves no change In tho policy .of tho department In tho treatment of Fnr Eastern ques tions. That policy, It Is said, prop erly might bo subject to revision if in the future Japan and China should find It necessary or advisable to call upon the United States or tho En tente Allies for military or other sub stantial assistance In carrying out their plans. As tho matter now stands there is not the slightest dis position to question the motives that Impel the two Eastern nations to Join hands to protect themselves from any danger which they may foresee. Unity In China Urged. Practical difficulty In the combina tion of Japanese nnd Chinese Inter ests Is suggested In diplomatic cir cles hero through tho disaffection in Southern China. But It is said that this Is founded entirely upon tho am bitions of Chinese leaders without any relation to tho situation In Si beria. Efforts are now being made, backed by powerful Influences in and out of China, to induce these leaders to sink their personal aspirations so that tho Chinese republic can be brought together as a unit to Join with Japan In maintaining peace in tho Far East and in destroying any pernicious German influence, not only In Siberia, but in China and Japan, where it has manifested itself in tho fomentation of rebellion nnd covert attacks upon tho existing Govern ments becauso of their adhesion to tho Entente cause. Best Remedy for "Whooping Cough. "Last winter when my little boy had the whooping cough I gave him Chamberlain's Cough Remedy," writes, Mrs. J. B. Roberts, East St. Louis, 111. "It kept his cough loose and relieved him of those dreadful coughing spells. It Is tho only cough medicine I keep in the house be cause I have the confidence in it." -eniedy is also good for colds m DISLOYAL PUNISHED. London, Ky., May 17. Charged with violation of Section 3 of tho es pionage act, Silas Saylor, of Letchor county, nnd L. II. Sturm, of Plnovlllo, woro sentenced yesterday morning by Fedoral Judgo A. M. J. Cochran's court to servo threo years each In tho Federal penitentiary at Atlnntn, Gn. Saylor pleaded guilty to an Indict ment charging him with advising young men within the draft ago.when thoy got into a fight, to throw down their arms and refuse to flro a shot. Sturm camo to Pinovillo from Now York last spring. In a conversation with four young men subject to mili tary sorvlco, in which ono of tho young men stated that tho people of tho United States wero nccoptlng tho draft legislation in a fine spirit, Sturm replied, "In tho hills of old Kentucky tho pcoplo do not realize conditions." Ho also said that ho had Just return ed from Now York and that two ships that had sailed for Franco carried munitions. When tho men learned that they wore sailing for Franco tho soldiers forced tho captain to return to port, and when tho mothers of some of tho men heard that their sons had return ed they went to see thorn. When tho mothers unlved thoy were blindfold nj.ir. f ffiTBIWrT &ij i, ed. Ono of fhem bogged to have tho blindfold t moved, but ono of tho boys said, ' Mother, you ought to be ,ginu you ar. uuncirolued. Wo nro i I lying hero with our nrms nnd legs J (Phot off i)0 iiv? wo refused to go to j Franco and fight tho Germans." Sturm also -tatcd thnt ho had soon young men iiv tho hundreds who wore within the draft ago sitting around in danco lulls, cabarets, parks nnd various oth r places, weoplng because they wero afraid they would bo called upon to go to Franco to fight tho Ger mans. On tho mines? stand Sturm admit ted that he mado tho statements charged, but denied thnt ho Intended to Interfere In any way with tho sor vlco of the United States. He said his information as to a mutiny aboard ship was furnished by a man by the name of Culien.who worked In tho Brooklyn Navy ynrd. Ho did not know Cohen, ho said, and only met him accidentally. District Attorney Thomas D. Slat tery, In his speech beforo the Jury, clearly outlined this statement as be ing typical German propaganda, and In a scathing arraignment of the en emy, "who fights In tho dark," called upon the Jury to find the defendant guilty. The Jury returned In about five minutes with a verdict. m POSTAL KMPLOYKS TO GET WAGE INCREASE Washington, May 1C. Tho Post office Appropriation Bill, granting wage , increases to postal employes nnd authorizing acquisition of the pneumatic mall tubo system in six of the largest cities of tho country, was passed by the Senatp lato to-day with out a record vote. Tho bill provides for appropriations of $381,000,000 an incrense of $47,300,000 over tho House bill, and now. goes to confer once. Efforts to attach an amendment to tho measure suspending for at least a year operation of tho act effectlvo July 1 increasing second-class pastal rates, were aba'ndoned lato to-day after supporters of the amendment ccamo convinced that it would bo de feated. Tho amendment was urged by publishers, but many Senators questioned the legality of attaching It to an appropriation bill. Later an effort will be mado to add it to some other bill, It was said. During debate to-day several Sen ators attacked tho proposal to sus pend the second-class mall increases. Senator Gronna, of North Dakota, Republican, said the increase works no injustice to small newspaper pub lishers and that all of them do not opposo It, while Senator Hardwick, of Georgia, Democrat, presented a reso lution of tho Missouri Press Associa tion favoring the increase. Under the bill as adopted, city mail carriers, clerks and other postal em ployes would be granted an increase n pay of $200 a year, while rural car riers would receive an Increaso of 20 per cent over their present salaries. Overtime pay for postal employes also is provided in a committee amend ment, which tho Senate accepted to day, 26 to 21, afteV it once had re jected it. Tho Senate retained House provis ions appropriating $100,000 for ex periments in airplane mall service be tween cities to be designated by the Postmaster General and fixing tho postage cost for such mail at 24 cents an ounce or fraction thereof. Senator King, of Utah, Democrat, led a flight to eliminate this section, opponents claiming that such experiments should not be conducted during tho war becauso of the need of airplanes in France. Before passing the bill the Senate, by a vote of 31 to 19, ratified its ac tion of last Tuesday in accepting the amendment to purchase the pneu matic mall tubes in New York, Brook lyn, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and St. Louis. Tho proposal was op posed by Postmaster General Burle son. - EQUIPMENT AND CAPACITY OF NATION'S HOSPITALS Information regarding tho hos pitals of tho United Stntes, in process of compilation slnco 191C, is now col lated and indexed in tho medical sec tion of tho Council of National De fenso. A central bureau of informa tion concerning tho hospital facilities of tho county, under war conditions, Is thus provided. Tho data will bo kept up to date from month to month This bureau hns not only the de tails of over 1,000 active hospitals, but is also gathering full data con cerning nearly 8,000 other institu tions, which Includes sanatorlnm, In firmaries, homes, asylums, and dispen saries. "THIS IS MY IIATTLIV SAID KAISER BILL BEFORE WAR London, May IS. 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