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HUNS H PARIS k THE FRENCH BATTERIES UNDER HEAVY FIRE TAKEN OVER BY /fRESH AMERICAN TROOPS. ANXIOUS TO GET IN ACTION Confident They Will Give Good Ac count of Selves When the Huns Attempt a Drive—Occupy Rolling Terrain. With the American Forces In North ern France. —American troops have taken up positions on the French bat tle front Under the French high com mand, in which all ranks have supreme confidence, the American forces face the enemy on the line barring the Ger mans from Paris and Amiens, where they have been a certain number of days. The Americans found their position In a rolling terrain. The artillery was the first on the line, entering on a dark night. Under a fire which in some cases was heavy, the American gunners took up the positions of the French batteries and completed the work of digging in. When the infantry moved in the fil ing was just as intense. In some places our troops, after passing through villages, were raked now and then with shrapnel. In some Instances they found the trenches shallow, while In other cases there were no trenches at all. The American lines generally are about 200 to 400 yards apart and the high ground is about evenly divided. What the future holds for the Ameri can forces is, of course, unknown, but the Americans are confident they will give a good account of themselves and strike the boche a blow if opportunity offers. It should be understood that this sec tor Is not especially active in com parison with others to the north, al though it is more active than those the Americans previously had faced. The artillery firing is heavy and inter mittent. There has not been a raid on either side of the line for several days, but at night the patrols are active, Ameri cans approaching close to the enemy s lines. All during the night rapid ma chine gun and rifle fire indicates where the American bullets are keep ing out enemy patrolling parties. EXPECT TO LOSE CHANNEL British Prer cts Hard Blows to Follow of Kemmel Hill by Huns. London. —Some of the newspapers appear to be preparing the public for the loss of the channel ports. The Times says: “There is no denying that the loss of Kemmel hill is a considerable tac tical success for the enemy, and it will be well, therefore, to prepare for the receipt of other disagreeable news. If the enemy is able to extend his grip on Kemmel we may be compelled to evacuate Ypres. Such evacuation would not inevitably entail the aban donment of Dunkirk. Calais and Bou logne, but it is well to realize that these consequences might ensue. We must remember that the Germans can not win the war by the occupation of Ypres and the channel ports.” The Evening News said: “The capture of Kemmel hill un doubtedly is a useful sten in the direc tion of Calais and Boulogne, and It is frankly admitted that its loss gravely Imperils Ypres. We hone and believe the channel ports will be saved. Yet we must face the fact that their loss comes within the range of contingen cies to be reckoned with, and we hafe already made up our minds that even If the worst should come to the worst It will make no difference to our vig orous prosecution of the war.” Dr. Paes Elected President. Lisbon. —Dr. Sidonie (Paes, premier and foreign minister, was elected pres ident of the republic bv direct univer sal suffrage. WILL PUBLISH NAMES. Berlin Claims 183 Americans Ar Held Prisoner. Amsterdam. —A Berlin dispatch says that the names of the 183 Americana whom the Germans report they cap tured in the recent battle at Seiche prey in the St. Mihlel sector will ba published in the Gazette des Ardennes, a German propaganda organ published In French. This will be done because doubts have been expressed about pris oners in each numbers being taken. WILL DRAFT 111 IS THETBEACH 21 LAST YEAR’S AVAILABLES WILL BE CALLED FIRST—TO REGIS TER MEN REACHING 21. Washington.—Drafting of men who have become 21 since last June 5 was approved by the house. Under an amendment by Representative Hull of lowa, they will be put at the foot of the list and called only when all avail able men under last year’s registra tion have been taken into service. This and another provision which does away with military exemption for divinity students will necessitate a conference with the senate. Chairman Dent of the military committee an nounced that the war department will order the registration of the men made eligible by this bill June 5, the anniversary of the first enrollment. All men who have reached 21 by that date must register; they will be classed, after answering question naires, on exactly the same terms as men enrolled a year ago. Under an agreement proposed amendments to register men from 21 to 40 were postponed to prevent com plicating and delaying the principal measure. If such men are registered, how ever, it will be June 5 also. Representative Hull won his fight to put the 1918 class of young men at the foot of the list, after reading a statement from the war department that it neither favored nor opposed the amendment. The vote favoring the amendment was 119 to 81. Divinity students lose their exemp tion, military committee members said, because there has been an ab normal increase in the number of pious young men the last year. Un der President Wilson’s recent regula tions these men will be used in non combatant divisions. Final action on the bill was unani mous. TEDDY’S BOYS ALL IN ACTION While the Ex-President is Beyond Age Limit, Four of His Sons Are Now at the Front. Washington.—Though Col. Roosw velt’s hope of leading a division In France was blasted, he is now well represented over„ there.' The last of his four sons —Hermit —Is now in the American army, receiving an appoint ment "as captain of field artillery, na tional army in Mesopotamia, but was anxious to fight beneath the Stars and Stripes, so the War Department repa triated him and gave him the com mission. The colonel ? s oldest son, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., is a major of infantry. Archie is a captain of infantry and has already been wounded in action, while Quentin is a flying cadet Washington.—Tribulations of resi dents of dry Virginia were aired in a lengthy formal complaint filed with the Interstate Commerce Commission by James J. Redmond of Richmond, charging that the Adams Express Com pany and Southern Railway Company refused to deliver to him a shipment of whisky without a physician’s certify eats. THE STARKVILLE NEWS, STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI. DISCONTENT GROWS BEHINDKUN EWES TEUTON PEOPLES ARE WEARY OF WAR BURDEN AND RUL ERS ARE QUARRELING. Washington.—Out of the smoke and roar of the great western battle coma official stories of courage and daring on the Mne of fire —and suffering and growing discontent among the Teu ton peoples behind it. While the German soldiers, spurred by promises of peace after the giant drive now under way, are yielding their blood to the lashing of Von Hin denburg back home are be coming increasingly restive, diplomat ic cables show. The allied battlers, convinced that they must carry the bitterest fighting burden of the war until the great re serves of America reach their side, are battling desperately. The “service of death” performed by gallant French troops, who blazed away from atop Mont Kemmel until wiped out by the German hordes, is only one of the many tales told in the cables. Dis patches from Rome to Italian Ambasso dor Oellere told how two auxiliary Ital ian companies, suddenly attacked and surrounded by Germans while engaged in construction work in France, fought with picks and shovels —their only weapons—until they escaped to the British lines. Belgian cables announced the spec tacular feat of three aviators who en gaged 21 of the enemy, downed on©, scattered the others and returned safely. Daring Isolated raids by the French, British, Belgians and Ameri cans are recounted as an Indication of the bitter fighting now going on. But while the German drive in Pi cardy and Flanders has had its reward at terrible cost, conditions “back at home” are not so good. Austria-Hun gary, Germany, Bulgaria and Turkey are quarreling about expected spoils, allied cables say. U. S. MARINES “DEVIL DOGS” Fighting Spirit of American Marines Brings Highest Praise From Enemies New York.-—United States marines in service in France are proud of the title, “teufel hunden,” or “devil dogs,” conferred upon them by the Germans, according to letters received at ma rine corps recruiting headquarters here from overseas. The name, the letters say, saves the “soldiers of the sea” from selecting a substitute for the unfavored “Sammy.” “Wow, those guys put us in the same class with ‘ladies from hell/” a vet eran sergeant of the marines was quoted as saying in one note sent home. British Losses at Zeebrugge. London —The total British casualties in the operations against Zeebrugge and Ostend were 688, according to an official announcement Three Meatless Days. Paris.—The introduction of a sys tem of three meatless days a week is announced in an official nots. ME MILLION MEN ME WHO GREAT BRITAIN TELLS UNITED STATES PRESENT PLANS FOR SOLDIERS INSUFFICIENT. PRESIDENT IS CONCERNED Administration Is Combing Seas for Vessels to Transport Required Troops to France —Italians Arc Asked for Bottoms. Washington.—President Wilson has received strong Intimations from Great Britain that, the suggested ad dition of 1,500,000 to the existing American army of 2,000,000 will not meet the demands for men in France. This means that the schedule of in creases worked out by the War De partment will be further extended if ships to transport the soldiers can be obtained. The president Is giving the matter his personal attention, and in stead of resenting the “plain talk” from abroad sent out anew order to comb the seas for ocean transporta tion. Ambassador di Collere of Italy and Minister Eckengren of Sweden were called to the State Department and consulted about the situation. The Italian ambassador is understood to have been urged to make representa tion to his government for the release of a large fleet of steamships now practically idle. It was also made clear that further restrictions on trade between Italy and the United States must be ar ranged in order to divert tonnage re quired for the troop service. Statistics have been obtained by the war trade board to ehow that a considerable Quantity of the wheat exported from America to Italy has returned here in the form of spaghetti. Minister Eckengren was asked to urge every means of speeding up the existing negotiations with Sweden for a certain number of ships from that country. Sweden had received a num ber of concessions from the United States and must have certain supplies from this country. It is believed this leverage will be used, if necessary* to get the ships. Very recently the Norwegian gov ernment, by voluntary agreement, re linquished to the United States ap proximately 400,000 tons of shipping. Sweden is said to be In a position to make a similar arrangement if certain German influences can be overcome. The Norwegian ships now in the ser vice of the allies plus the Dutch ves sels recently seized by the United States aggregates 1,000,000 tons. Add ed to this, recent a|reements have made available 23 Japanese ships of 15.000 tons, seven Russian ships of 40.000 tons and 60 French sailing ves sels for trade outside of the war zones. Two Austrian vessels were seived In China, two in Siam and two in Brazil, which adds another 24,000 tons to the total. NEW AIRSHIPS FOR TEUTONS Russian Factions and Labor Are Being Freely Used by Huns in the Building of Planes. London. —In urging the British na tion to an increased output of air planes, the Daily Mail, in an editorial, dwells on the importance for Germany of Russia’s defection as affecting su premacy in the air. Russian airplanes, it says, had great reputations in Ger many and some of them had been used as models by German manufacturers. “The collapse of Russia,” it adds, “enables Germany to exploit and turn to its use factories and alrdorms in Russia and as many more as Russian labor, now looking around hungrily for a job, can be Induced to construct. Factories for the manufacture of cer tain types of machines are springing up from Petrograd to Moscow, not to mention those already in existence which are, or soon will be, German.” The Daily Mail specified eight ex isting establishments. Including the Korpusnoi airdome In Petrograd, the largest in Europe. BRITISH LOSSES FOR WEEK Casualties Not As Great As Expected As Result of Great Drives of German Enemy. London. —Casualties in the British ranks reported last week totaled 18,- 364. The losses were divided as fol lows: Killed or died of wounds: Officers, 408; men, 2,661 Wounded or missing: Officers, %• 971; men, 13.229. 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It built up my system and strengthened me more than anything I ever done.” Cardui is a purely vegetable tonic medicine, composed of ingredients which have been recognized by medi cal writers for many years, as of value in the treatment of ailments peculiar to women, and thousands of voluntary letters similar to the above are re- • ceived every year, from women of Cardui, who have actually proven this to be true. If you are and run-down from womanly troubles, try Cardui, the W’oman’s tonic. All druggists. —Adv. • “K. P." as a Military Term. Sw’eeney was a new’ recruit. He was also a Knight of Columbus. His sec ond day at Fort Thomas was spent in hours of tiresome drill. Tow’ard eve ning the top sergeant called out: “All; K. P.’s step forward.” Twelve meni advanced and, when the others w'ere; dismissed, followed the officer toward the mess halls. Sweeney was tired and hungry and his blood boiled at the thought of the favoritism about to be shown to the dozen of Knights Of Pythias. 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