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PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 29, 1918.
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Germans Giving Battle Along a
Twenty-Mile Front In Aisne
TO GIVE GROUND
Greatly Out-Numbered Lines
Are Pushed Back, But Nev
er Broken at Any Point.
The great German military ma
chine is in full motion along a
twenty-mile front in the Aisne
river . sector, between Vailly and
Berry-au-bac. and, greatyl outnum
bered, the British and French are
giving ground. According to Ger
many's official ( communication
Pinon. Chavignon, Fort Malmalson,
Courteeon, Cerny. Wlnterberge,
Oaonne, Villerberg Vailly and the
fortified works near Berry-du-bae
were taken by t storm. At last ac
counts the Germans were endeavor
ing to press back the defenders
upon the Vesle river, which paral
lels the Aisne, and at several points
had reached positions dominating
the Vesle valley. - The offensive is
being carried out with the greatest
rapidity, and notwithstanding this
and the fact that approximately
three hundred thousand enemy
shock troops are estimated as press
ing the drive, the allied front no-
where has been pierced, but under
the onslaught it has bent back In
porfect lalon and all the time was
giving battle. With such precision
has the retirement been conducted,
that both British and French were
enabled to carry back with them or
destroy all supplies and guns.
At present It is Impossible geograph
ically to depict the . extent of .OermsB
Ka Ins. but it would seem evident trie
deepest salient Is driven In the region
tue east of Vailly, abont eight mile
Although the Germans for the moment
at least, seemingly are having their
fwn way on the southern part of the
line In France, on sectors around Mont-,
rildier and southwest of Vpres they are
being sorely harrnssed by Americans,
Rritish and French. Thursdays' fight-'
lng In the vicinity of Montdidler will
mark an epoch In the war, as far as
American troops are concerned. Here,
in sn attack, they captured their first
village Contlgny a short distance north
west of Montdidler. They also took
several objectives and Held all In the
fice of counter attacks. Germans suf
fered severe losses In men killed or
wounded and left behind prisoners, . in
cluding two officers. American casual
ties are relatively small-
AMERICANS DOWN GERMAN
PLANTS IN TWO MINUTES
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN
FRANCE, May 28. American pursuit
monoplanes Monday evening downed a
(rerrnan biplane in flames east of St.
Mihiel In a two minute fight.
GERMANS LOSE FIFTEEN .
AIRPLANES IN SHORT TIME
LONDON. May 28. Fifteen Oerman
airplanes have been destrovKl hv Rrit.
Ish aviators and three others have been
driven down and out of control, says
hi official statement. The statement
niso nys nve ions or bombs were
urujpin-u vu uio lYiannneim Met rail
AMERICANS INFLICT SEVERE
LOSSES ON THE INVADERS
WASHINGTON, May 28. American
troops in Picardy attacked this morn
ing on a mile and a quarter front and
captured Cantigny. took two hundred
prisoners and inflicted severe losses
In killed and wounded on the enemy.
Pershing reports the American casual
ties are relatively small.
TOESH FORCES ASSIST
IN PUSHING BACK LINE
WITH THE FRENCH ARMY. May 28.
At least twenty-five Oerman divisions
today Joined the attacking foroes and
pushed further back the few French
and British divisions holding tha Una.
AMERICANS FIGHT WAY
THROUGH ALL OBJECTIVES!
WITH BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE.
May 28. American troops on the
French front near Montdidler attacked
the German positions and fought their
way through all objectives, including
the village of Cantigny, and captured
one hundred and forty prisoners.
GERMANS TRY IN VAIN,
TO FORCE WAY AT FISMES
PARIS, May 28. Oermans are trying
to force a passage of the Vesle at FIs
n"s, the center of the most important
f rmmunloatlons. aocordlng to the
Liberte correspondent at the front, and
adds the battle is being fiercely con
tested with alternating fortunes. Our
reserves are commencing to arrive
(Continued on Page Two.)
OF THE ENElf I
Gen. Pershing's Communique
Says Hun Gas Attack and
MADE USE OF
One American Taken Prisoner
But Comrades Rescued Him
and Killed Attackers.
WASHINGTON. May 28. Another
section of General's Pershing's oom
munique of yesterday, made public to
day by the war department, said that
an enemy bombardment and gas attack
on American advance positions In Pic
ardy before daylight yesterday was re
pulsed by counter attaoks. Two plaees
In the American lines were penetrated
An attempted raid accompanied by ar
tillery fire In the Woevre also was re
pulsed. There were gas attacks In Lor
raine yesterday. ', v'
The text of the communique Is as
8eetion B In Picardy, before day
light this morning the enemy, after a
violent bombardment with high ex
plosives and gas attacked our advance
positions In three detachments. In two
places he penetrated small portions of
our front lines. Shortly afterward out
troops counter-attacked, expelling the
Germans at all points and occupied
part of the German trenches. Heavy
casualties were Inflicted on the enemy
and some prisoners were taken. ; Our
casualties were light, in one case an
American was taken prisoner, but was
rescued by counter-attacks, and all of
his captors were killed. Our troops
displayed a fine offensive spirit at cH
times and have achieved a notable sao
During the earty hoars of the morn
lng In the, Woevre a hot8f.fnrpe,uns
ported by violent artillery-" flre.v at
tempted a raid upon our lines. .
RAIDERS LORE HEAVILY
IN ATTACK ON AMERICANS
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMIES IN
FRANCE, May 23. Germain raiding
troops attacked the Americans in tht
Lunevllle sector this morning. In
sharp fighting the raiders lost five
men killed. The Americans suffered
some casualties. '
The German infantrymen were sent
forward after the American positions
had been deluged with gas launched by
the use of projectors.
The body of one Oerman was brought
into the American trenches.
AMERICAN AVIATOR FIGHTS
WINNING BATTLE MILK HIGH
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN
FRANCE, May 28. In a battle a mile
above the ground, an American pur&td
plane today shot down an enemy bi
plane about Essey, within the Oerman
lines on the Toul front.
S. PLANES POUR BULLETS
INTO TRENCHES OF ENEMY
WITH THE AMERCIAN ARMY IN
FRANCE, May 2& A number of Ameri
can airplanes lata this afternoon assist
ed tha French Infantry in fighting near
Pont-au-Mousson. Swooping down
over tha Oerman lines the American
poured an avalanche of bullets into the
DELIBERATE ATTEMPT WRECK
AMERICAN HOSPITAL FAILS
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY ES
FRANCE, May 28. What was appar
ently a deliberate attempt to wreck
Amerioan hospitals in the rear of the
American lines in Picardy occurred
Sunday afternoon when the Germans
hurled high explosive and gas sneils
within a few hundred yards of two
hospitals. Fortunately no damage was
By a coincidence tha bombardment
was going on while Amrican funerals
were being held. Several shells fell a
short distance from on funeral party
but the ceremony was not disturbed.
German atempts to carry the warfare
to American sick and wounded began
about ten days ago whan, with tha ad
vent of a new moon enemy airplanes
circled over the little village where it
has long been known hospitals were
located and dropped bombs. Several
civilians were Injured in a recent air
raid while not far from the American
hospitals. They were asleep, feeling
secure in their proximity to the hos
pitals. Much indignation has been caused
among the soldiers and civilians over
tha air raids and Sunday's bombard
ment. It was not the fault of the Ger
mans that those in the hospitals were
not killed and wounded as were those
in the British hospitals in Flanders re
cently. The only comment of the sick and
wounded American soldiers is that they1
want to get out as soon as the doctor"!
will permit so as to strike back at the
SMASHING BLOWS DELIVERED BY HUNS
ARE VALIANTY SUSTAINED BY ALLIES
(Associated Press Summary.)
The Germans striking south from tha
Chennn des Dames after carrying that
important ridge In the opening of their
iew offensive yesterday have pushed
on rapidly and effected a crossing of
tne Aisne river between Vailly and
Berry au Bao.
This represents a front of nearly 20
miles alona; which ffra armies of the
Crown Prince engaged In this great
drive have crossed the Aisne. In addi
tion they have apparently pushed st
points some distance sonth of the river
and are striking for the river Vesle,
which parallels the Aisne along the
greater part of this front at an average
distance of about five miles.
The Vesle, at Its most southerly point
In this sector. Is approximately ten
miles from the German point of depar
ture, but the German penetration is
apparently considerably snort of this
depth. The battle Is eontlmftag fierce
ly along, the whole Aisne front today,
the brunt of it being borne by the
French, before whose lines there was
seemingly the greatest concentration
for the enemy effort. The French com
munications are excellent in this secto
NEW FORM HUN
COMES TO LIGHT
GERMAN PROPAGANDA RELATIVE
TO ."PRESENCE .OF .ENEMY
SUBMARINES' PUTS MANY RE
PORTER ON TRAIL OF "SCOOP"
- Tha Penaacola Journal -
(By George H. Manning.)
WASHINGTON. D. C.. May 28. A
new form of German "frlghtfulness"
which has been -worked out with some
success in this country, as an. aid to.
winning the- war has-been discovered
by .government officials." Tha secret"?
agents of the navy and justice depart-"
ments have a net out to catch those
responsible for it, it is learned.
The new German propaganda is to
circulate rumors about seaports to tns
effect that German submarines are' in
adjacent waters and that it is danger-!
ous to venture out. ;
. The German agents have attempted
to use tha Amerioan newspapers as
the medium of their attempt to terror-
lzes shipping circles. On almost every!
day of the past three weeks especially,
Washington correspondents of news-'
nsnaM aatfitw4 si t AtlflntM anf fitilr
nnrtjt hve reeel-rert telegram. ' from .
their home offioes telling of these
rumors and asking that confirmation
be obtained from the navy department.,
In almost every instance the reports
have reached tha newspaper offices Aa
such a way that wide-awake newspaper
men have been compelled for. a time,
to place soma credence In them. 11 The
Washington correspondents, eager . to
UAIsa fclHup etaoin etaol etaol etna ed May 24, 1904, from the law depart
out over a "scoon" have rushed breath-: ment. Stetson university. Admitted to
lessly to the navy department to -in-?
auire about it. only to find that the
department had received the report
ahead of tha newspaper and after hav-
in torpedo boats, seanlanes. sub t
chasers and. other craft rush pell me"' lng the position until March, 1909. In
to the supposed location of the Germau June. 1911 was appointed state's attor
sea terror and make a thorough search ney, resigning January. 1913. He was
have discovered it was only another elected to the 63rd congress.
German hoax and attempt to dlsorgan-
ize the sohadules made up for despatch
of troops and materials to Franca to
strafe tha Hun. - i
Germany sadly miscalculated the abil
lty of tha United States to dispatch a
large army to France and keep it fed!
and armed so as to make this country a ;
determining factor in the war, and of-
ficlals of the navy department are BLOUNTSTOWN, Fla May 28. Con
thoroughly convinced that the rumors r waiter Khoe anrt j h
now being circulated of the presence
of German subs In American waters
are attempts of German agents acting
on Instructions from Berlin to disrurt
tha steady dispatch of troops, muni
tions and food to Europe to win the
One day the report will come from
a GulT port tnat a uerman suDmarme
has been sighted nearby, and the next
day from a South Atlantk) or New
England port that German sea monsvers
are in nearby waters.
But the navy department, always on
the alert, makes it its business to
thoroughly investigate each rumor anl
takes steps to guard American shipping
in that neighborhood by well laid de
fensive plans until absolute proof is
obtained that the report Is groundless j
The department fully realizes wh2.
might happen If it
should disregard i
som of these rumors. It is realized-attention. Services will be held to
that one of the purposes of the contiiuj night at the usual hour, to which the
ual circulation of the rumors by the j general public is invited.
Germans may be to make the navy dis-l In line with? other churches of the
regard reports of the presence of sub-,ity, services for the success of Amer-
marines and tnus male it easy ror a
German undersea boat to do considera
ble damage before it Is caught.
Since war was declared a 'year ago
the iavy department has made thor
ough investigations of over 200 such
tumors. In some cases it has been
discovered that ships' crews have mis
tacn black whales, wreckage and ship
refuse for submarines and have spread
the report on their arrival in port that
a German U-boat was outside.
however.' and the probability is that
reserves are speedily; being sent up to
the threatening points to place befora
the Germans a force that can effect
ively stop them.
The British when the battle started
apparently were holding a line approx
imately 12 miles long, between Bermi
court, seven miles northwest of Rheims
and Craonelle across the Aisne to the
northwest, the line straddling the
Aisne at about midway this distance,
near Berry au Bao. ;
There is no indication that the Brit
ish right flank was materially affected
by the shook.
The left flank, however, felt the ef
fect of the impact upon the French
front further west, where a crossing
of the Aisne was forced." anu the British
left was abllged to' fall back in con
formity. The British line . to the west of
Berry au Bae is now wholly south ot
the Aisne, according to the indications
in today's official statements. !
The German attack in Flanders was
evidently a subsidiary affair, not even
on the sftafetff Irotee ' of the previous
offensive" movements f there, although j
DIED EARLY HOUR
Following a very short illness, Em-
mett Wilson, ex-congressman. Am at
1425 o'oiock this morning at the Pen-
hospital, aged 36 years. Of
no funeral arrangements had
bn Perfected up to the time Of going
to press. It is probable remains wilf
be held pending the arrival of rela
tlves from other sections of the state.
Deceased from corn at Belize, ar
Honduras, Sept. i7, 1882, during the
temporary residence of his parents
there. In Infancy his-parents moved
to Chlpley. He was educated in the
public schools of Florida, and graduat-
the bar at the age of 21, he practiced
at Marlanna and in September, 1906,
came to Pensacola. Appointed asslstact
U. S. district attorney in February, 190
and attorney eight months later, hold-
By a Large Crowd
smith wick addressed a large crowd at
thJ court house la8l night Kehoe
ke ,nrt mlnutes and was foUowed
by Mr. Smith wick, who spoke forty-
five minutes and made a strong speech
that caught the crowd.
Kehoe made a rejoinder of fifteen
minutes. A landslide for Smithwick is
predicted in Calhoun county.
Interest grows in the ' revival ser
vices being oonducted at the Calvary
Baptist church, corner of Aragon street
and Tenth avenne, and last night's
congregation followed the preacher.
Rev. Mr. McGraw, with exceeding close
Tcan arms will be held tomorrow morn
ing. For the benefit of workmen ths
service will start at 5:30 in the morn
ing. All invited.
BERLIN CLAIMS 15.000
PRISONERS WERE TAKEN
BERLIN, via. London, May 28. Off!
cial report from headquarters says up
to the present, fifteen thousand pris
oners have been taken.
there was an extremely heavy concen
tration of troops at limited front at
The French bore the brunt of this
blow and repulsed it with the loss of
scarcely any ground, the Germans suc
ceeding only In pushing in something
like a half mile south of Diokebusch
Lake, about four miles sonthwest ot
This morning the British and French
made a counter attack in this sector
which was progressing well at latest
advice and promised to turn the whole
German 'effort on the northenn front
into a complete failure which had cost
the enemy heavy.
Military opinion seems to be swaying
between the view that the southerly at
tack now being pressed by the Germans
between Soissons and Rheims is the
main enemy effort In the resumption
of his offensive,' or whether he Is
planning to deal an even greater blow
at the .Amiens front, where his first
great siroke was delivered this spring.
In view of the ' persistence with
which the Germans are now following
(Continued on Pago Three)
COUNTY .CHAIRMAN ..BELIEVES
THAT RED CROSS FUND WILL
EXCEED .WHAT .WAS .FIRST
That Escambia county would exceed
its quota for the Red Cross war fund
by at least twenty thousand dollars,
and possibly by twenty-five thousand,
doubling the allotment for this coun
ty, was the statemnt made at headquar
ters yesterday afternoon by County
Chairman W. K. Hyer. In referring to
the success, of the campaign, Mr. Hyer
- "Dorhon. mnst eratifvinCr thhlK
about the campaign has been the Won -
i.,-4. nrtn-e .nrr the pn-
tlmafaam of the men and women who Hand is an important war necessity, be-
have m?de tsueh fa ows ofSe dHva ! rsusa many of the BriUsh warships
inceTh oneninK o the campaign oil exclusively as a motive power.
mteVe. hZs bin at svWtaSVat m' hasj Tha Mexican oil is also used by the
been ce ""T'V
and the way In which they have made
ft,!r report- nH comnared notes as
in the unvau there llavlna been
f n.f wvairv
The rural districts and smaller towns
of th rnnntr are making a wonderful
showing and In many
doubled their quota. 'Mr. Hyer In
commenting upon this said:
"Escambia county has made a won
derful response and while all reports
are not yet in from the country. It is
easily seen that they are going way
over the top. One can reallie what
Escambia has done when it Is pointed
out that with the generous response
our quota has almost been doubled,
Pensacola alone having already sub
scribed more than Escambia's entire
From Warrington. Woolsey and, the1
naval air station more than four thous
and dollars was eontrlbuted to the
campaign, four. hundred of this coming
from the Red Gross chapter of War
rington. Gullpolnt made a wonderful . record,
more than five hundred dollars having
been received from that enterprising
Walnut Hill went way over the top.
with four hundred dollars to Its credit.
A splendid showing was made by Mc
Davld through the chairman, N. B. Mc
Caskill. Cottage Hill, through Mrs. M.
Gear, and Ferry Pass through Mrs. M.
G, Fairchlld. made excellent records.
Mollno, Bluff Springs, Roberts and
Gonzalez have all made a fine showing
Receipts received yesterday at Red
Cross headquarters showed the follow
ing figures: From Liberty Inn dance,
1181.50; from Bayvlew, 74.30; Liberty
pots, 1135.00; from the theatres, fl87.
The sum "of twelve dollars was turned
in yesterday from the Efficiency Taxi
Service, which gave fifty per cent of
its receipts of Monday to the war fund.
Headquarters will probably remain
open the remainder of the week,
or at any rate until all reports have
QLTNCY. Fla., May 28. Gadsden
county went over the top in the Rei
Cross drive by 78 per cent. The Gads
den quota was ?T,500, but the amount
raised was '113,500 and still more com
ing. ED. MIMBS TO
HANG MAY 31
TALLAHASSEE. Fla., May 28. The
pardon board today commuted the sen
tence of Jasper Mimbs to life imprison
The petition of Ed Mimbs wa9j
denied and he will hang May 31
men were recently convicted of murder;
at Bartow. j
Americon and British Interests
Bein Harrassed By
German Agents Believed to
Have Carranza Government
Fooled Into Hun Victory
(By George H. Manning.)
WASHINGTON. D. C, May 28. Believ
ins: steadfastly to all appearances, .in
the word of the Oerman agents that
Germany has practically got the war
won. President Carranza, at the urging'
of the German Minister, Von Eckhardt,
is harrassing American and British in-j
terests In Mexico to a degree that may (
hrlnir ahout ODen hostilities at almosti
and British Interests
.k.,4 rr ( nr.-rrt have tiflTHHil to
a united policy to resist the new tax)
on the oil fields ordered by Carranzaj
at the behest of the Oerman minister,
vhich thev allege is confiscatory.
This new tax is collectable in addi-
wnicu hth now imiu. uu mo iuw
companies find it almost confiscation
of their properties.
Two hundred Americans, driven from
the oil fields where they have been at
work have arrived at Tampico and
taten reruge unaer ine guns 01 mpr-
lean warships lying within range. Be-
fore reaching Tampico they nre rob-
bed of their belongings and threatened
with death. i
Word may reach the United States,
at any moment that the five or six;
hundred American marines on the
American warships lying off Tampico J
have landed and gone Inland to selzCj
the oil well owned by American--sort
English concerns. The continued oper -
aton of these oil well and the expor -
tation of the oil to America and Eng -
The American ana Hruisn
esrts. as a last resort, have
1 1X1 f .r.nti
all "u"lcl v"
ing the next taxes. If he declines to
'accept it they will refuse to pay the.
u Is said. o,r
action wil Ithen be necessary
in" American marines i io mc
oil wells in the vlolnity of Tampico be
fore Carranza's troops con do so. tne
marines are rlgft on the ground at
Tampico prepared to make the seizure
before Carranza can act, or his agents
destroy the wells and cut off the Allies
To some of his friends thr have
pointed out his mistake in antagonizing
the American ana British governments
Carranza has declared he regards the
war as practically won by Germany,
nd believes Implicitly in Germany's as-
ncf that Mfco wm b 8iTa Dy
Vlt tUI IUU9 UCI Ulan sriiiiJii r in i i
covering Texas and New Mexico from
the United States.
Almost the whole force of the Amer
ican" cavalry Is concentrated along the
Mexican border and there are strong
Infantry and artillery forces there
ready for an attack on Mexico at a
On the Mexican side Carranza has
placed over 5,000 troops along the bor
der. These troops boast they are ready
to fight with the Americans. They
have dug shalolw trenches which would
last about hree minutes under Amerl
can artillery fire.
The United States and Great Brit
ain obtain about 30.000,000 barrels of
oil annually from Mexico since the
outbreak of the war. Germany Is de
termined to shut off this upply in some
manner and Is using Carranza, who ap
pears to be a most gullible person, as
ALIENS TO WORK
Washington. May 28 Provost Mar
shal General Crowder'a work or fight
order ha a been applied to interned
enemy aliens by the government nJ
many Germans formerly engaged in
business in the large cities of the
country soon will be playing hoe a,
rakes and other Implements in thi
gardens of troop camps raising vege
tables for the soldiera.
One hundred of the interned enemy
aliens have been sent from Fort Ogle
thorpe, Ga., to Camp Iavens, Miu.
The next quotas will go to camp IMx,
X. J. and Camp Granat. Hi. A 400
acre farm will be cultivated at Camp
Dlx Each 100 aliens will be looks!
after by 25 soldiers.
IIAIG SAYS COUNTER ATTACKS
BY ALLIED FORCES SUCCESSFUL
London. May 28. Field Marshal Haiar
reports from France tonight that coun-
The:ter attacks this morning by French and
British re-established . the allied line
east cf Dickebusch laie,
Will Take Place at National
Cemetery With Usual
SPANISH WAR VETS
TO TAKE A PART,
Following Ritualistic Service,
Flowers Will Be Strewn on
Graves of .Veterans. !
Comma ndar Pra Tarn V. Pv JDtning
ham of W. T. Sherman Peat No. 3Lj
Grand Army of tha Republic, has
made an announcement of memorial
exercises to be bald at tba national
cemetery May SO, the Union daeora
In Ma order Commander WUlns
ham recites the great world war in,
which the country is now engage
and of the care to bs taken aa t
who la admitted within tha rates o
i . t .
rejue.ta all members of tha,
t to be present to ait In tha
,'n"S"!d ? ' "
7'tat,on to, ,aU 1'n,ln veterans an1
memorial association, al-o ta all
to meet promptly
aa the car leave at :S0 a. m., fo
the cemetery. Thoee accompanying
are asked to bring flower.
The servicea at the monument will
he the rpnriinr nf nrriura fnwn th
partment an4 national commandera.
readlng of Preaident Lincoln's speech,
at oettyeburg. and aervlce reading
from ervlce books of the camp,
Col. Hughes of Fort narraneaa has
tendered the uae of the rollitary band
which will meet the formation at th
jCe house. There will be carriages to
convey those unable to march,
Formation will be at the ice hoaaa
- tn- the followlh trderr- ,
? Spanish War veterans on right oi
; the veterans and tha
; elation and the aona
and daughtara on
the left. The column wiU halt at tha
cemetery gate and the Spani.h Wat
Veterans and escort will open rank.
and the veterans will march to tn
I " ll!?"! th tery pro.
eeeamg directly to the monument.
forming on one square, the Spanish
War Veterans on another.
After the services and strewing of
flowers upon the graves, the parade
will form and march to the speaker's
atand for further exerclaea. Tha band
will render a selection and Chaplain
Bogue of the army will deliver an in-
! vocation. An address win he made tc
the veterans and one In behalf of ths
Spanish War Vetera!. Chaplain
fBogue will offer the closing prayer.
Upon returning to Penaacola thers
will be a committee to visit all cerae
terlea to decorate gravea of th oa
veteran not resting in the national!
. The union veteran extend thanks
to the Pensacola Hlectrio Company
for kindly giving the veterans passes
to the national cemetery.
PREPARING TO GO
INTO THE ARMY)
At the offices of th Pensacola local
board yesterday morning there were
about one dozen men who were on
hand to take Ue physical examina
tion, prior to entering tha army.,
There were about ten whlta and two
negro men in the number.
It was stated at the offleea of tha
board that there had not yet been any
furtber call for more men from Es
cambia county. But when the War
Department needs any for any espec
ial purpose, the board will be advised
by the adjutant general of Florida.
Attention la again called by tha
board that it will be imperative for
all young men, reaching the age of
21 alnce the laat draft, to register at
the office In the Brent building,
June 5. next.'
K. OF C. INITIATE
RIG CLASS SUNDAY
Much intereat in being manifested
In the approaching initiation cere
monies of the Knights of Columbus,
which will take place.
Sunday morning, at the K. of C.
hall, immediately after a special eight
o'clock mass at St. Michael's Church,
a elaas of forty will be initiated, and
visiting members are cordially invit
ed to attend, a number from Mobile.
Montgomery. Birmingham and Apa
lachlcola having signified- their Inten
tion of being present.
MASSES OF GERMANS
FORCE BACK ALLIED LINES
WITH THE FRENCH ARMY, May 28.
At least twenty-five German division
tods joined the attackers and forced
further back the few French and Mrit
ish divisions holding the line. Tanks,
machine guns and poison gas shells
were principal factors in the successful
advance, aside from the numerically
superior force" oX Germans.