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The Weather Partly cloudy Wednesday mnd Thurs day, prebabty eewera . Wedweeday night op Thursday, gentle South winde. Hlghaat tampmtur yeatarday, 79 de grees tovraat, TS depress. Your Liberty Bond is lonesome without War Savings Certifi cate. VOL. XXL NO. 149. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 29, 1918. PRICE FIVE CENTS HUGEiUTII RICHIE IS N FULL JOTIOfJ Germans Giving Battle Along a Twenty-Mile Front In Aisne River Sector. ALLIES FORCED 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 way station. 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.) TROOPS ROUT RAfDirJG PARTY OF THE ENElf I Gen. Pershing's Communique Says Hun Gas Attack and Bombardment Fails. MADE USE OF HIGH EXPLOSIVES 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 follows: 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 oess. 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 enemy's trenches. 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 done. 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 Huns. 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 RIGHTFULNESS' COMES TO LIGHT GERMAN PROPAGANDA RELATIVE TO ."PRESENCE .OF .ENEMY SUBMARINES' PUTS MANY RE PORTER ON TRAIL OF "SCOOP" Washington Bureau - 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 war. 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 EMMETT WILSON DIED EARLY HOUR THIS MORNING EMMETT WILSON Following a very short illness, Em- mett Wilson, ex-congressman. Am at 1425 o'oiock this morning at the Pen- sacola hospital, aged 36 years. Of course 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- Candidates Heard 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. REVIVAL CrROWS IN INTEREST 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. !, , w there was an extremely heavy concen tration of troops at limited front at tacked. 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 Ypres. 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) ESCAMBIA MAY ALMOST DOUBLE ITS ALLOTMENT COUNTY .CHAIRMAN ..BELIEVES THAT RED CROSS FUND WILL EXCEED .WHAT .WAS .FIRST EXPECTED, 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 said: - "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 !mn, (k.m The rural districts and smaller towns of th rnnntr are making a wonderful showing and In many instances have 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 allotment. 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 oommunlty. 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 been received. GADSDEN MUCH EXCEEDS QUOTA 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 ment. The petition of Ed Mimbs wa9j denied and he will hang May 31 men were recently convicted of murder; at Bartow. j ' EU.S. SORELY TRIED Americon and British Interests Bein Harrassed By Carranza. HOSTILITIES ARE NOT IMPROBABLE. 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 any moment. The American 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 oil inter- made a 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 fuel supply. 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 moment's notice. 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 a tool. ALIENS TO WORK FOR SOLDIERS. 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- T MEXICANS The:ter attacks this morning by French and British re-established . the allied line east cf Dickebusch laie, v M01 Dfly EXERCISES TO BE THURSDAr Will Take Place at National Cemetery With Usual Impressiveness. I 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 "on day. 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 1110 remeirry. 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 memorial aaso- 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! reservation. . 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.