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■f .* $ » # / •; '4 i |p-, yot/ CAN BORROW MONEY. YOU CANT BORROW COAL. DO YOU Newport Daily (ndep ndeN VOLUME XVIII. NO.50. NEWPORT, ARKANSAS THURSLAY, JUNE 20, 1918. PRICE FIVE CENTS wt, - ■ " ' Peace Demonstrations Reported in Berlin / 4 Associated Press Dispatch. London, June 20.—News reached London this afternoon that the Ial ians have regained the town of Capo Sile, near the mouth of the Piave, and all territory beween Seenson and the Fossetta Canal. Associated Press Dispatch. New York, June 20.— Austrian ! pressure on the frortt of Lake Garda to the Adriatic is growing weaker, although fighting is still strenuous along the Piave *from Montello to the sea. Since Sunday the enemy has been held almost completely in W check on the Piave line and were un able to make gains on the mountain front. Repeated Austrian efforts to debouch from the western bank of the Piave were repulsed sanguinarily. The only Austrian progress made was around Capo Sile, where the ene my advanced to the Fossette Canal, wmcn parallels me lowiana along me seaeoast to Mestre, a suburb of Ven ice. Vienna claims the canal was crossed. Rome reports the enemy ad vances were repulsed. Meanwhile internal conditions in Austria are causing trouble. The city council of Vienna has protested against the reduction of bhe bread ration. The labor organizations of Vienna have adopted resolutions call ing for peace. The Germans have not renewed n their attack before Rheims, which was repulsed Tuesday with heavy en- J > emy losses. Elsewhere there is only minor raiding activity. Baker Not Opposed to Age Limit Change • —_ **' Associated Press Dispatch. Washington, June 19.—Withdrawal by Secretary Baker of his opposition gave fresh imetus today to consider ation for the proposal before congress to extend the draft age limits so the war department will have available, at no distant date, ample man power a to carry out President Wilson’s pro gram of an army of unlimited size. Officials in the office of ’Provost Marshal General Crowder immediate ly began preparations of statistics showing results which might be ex pected if the draft is extended to va rious ages between 18 and 45 years, the limits fixed in a bill by Senator France of Maryland, republican. Early reports of the reclassifica tion of men by local boards indicate more than 250,000 men will be added to Class 1 by this means, as against the original 200,000. Operation of General Crowder’s work or fight reg ulations, which become effective next July 1, also is expected to add to the 4444444 444 44444 A ♦ * 4 |Vi ADELINE THEATR E 4 Tonight 4 MADALINE THEATRE _ _ 4 Lasky Presents 4 4 Handsome Wallace Reed 4 4 — in — 4 4 THE HOUSE OF SILENCE. 4 4 Who was the mysterious 4 4 Mrs. Clifton? Was she a 4 4 wealthy recluse or a sinister 4 4 denizen of the underworld? 4 4 See this, the greatest mys- 4 4 tery stpry of the year. 4 % 4« 5 reels—PARAMOUNT 4 4 4 4 MAIMED IN A HOSPITAL 4 ^ 4 A good comedy—NESTOR 4 • ♦ - w ♦ ' 4 Admission 10 anid 15 Cents, 4 4 ♦ 4 Friday—A Bluebird Feature 4 l * total. Each district is expected to have near the national average of 28.7 per cent of its 1^>tal registration in Class 1 when the reclassification has been compleed. The contention that there is no im mediate necessity for changing the age limits is not shared by General Crowder, who recently told the senate military committee that extension of the age limits was necessary because the planned rate of calls Class 1 would be exhausted early next year. Announcement of different rulings on what are to be termed useful em ployments under the work-or-fight regulations will prrobably be made before the end of the week. It is un derstood baseball will be classed as a sport, but that the opinion has provis- • ions to guard against interference with professional league schedules this season. Draft officials found it difficult to decide whether a chauffeur was en gaged in useful occupation. They probably will come under the same regulations as domestics. The government’s ultimatum that loafing would not be tolerated during the war already has caused improve ment in the labor market and a de crease in the number of vagrants and other idlers. Mr. Baker said today that the only reason for his having hesitated to submit a recommendation to congress as to the extension of the draft ages was a desire to learn the resulting ef fect upon vital industries of the coun try. The war secretary indicated any recommendation he makes on the sub ject will include a reiteration of his original proposal that 19 years be made the minimum limit. Mr. Bake?: i has never voiced an opinion as tb | ! the proper maximum limit since hia first suggestion fcf 26 years was re-l ! Twenty-Four Selected Men Leave Monday Another contingent of selected men from Jackson county will leave New port Monday evening for Camp Pike, where they enter training for duty in the national army. There are twen ty-four of the men. There remain in Class No., 1 in this county 117 white men and 126 negroes. Followng are those who will leave Monday evening: David Williams, Newport, Ark. Marion E. Rogers, Beedeville, Ark. General Frank Clark, Elmo, Ark. Fred Lampton, Russellville, Ark. Almas Craig Vance, Grubbs, Ark. Harold Guy Yates, Newark, Aik. Hugh U. Williamson, Mountain view, Ark. Elmer A. Hicks, Pangburn, Ark. William A. Satterfield, Copan, Okla. James E. Johnson, Searcy, Ark. Roscoe Malone, Tuckerman, Ark. Roman Alvin Alby, Remmel, Ark. Z. T. Calhoun, Jr., Olyphant, Ark. Harrison Fuller, Swifton, Ark. Irving R. Gretzinger, Newport, Ark. Leroy Oliver Umsted, Newport, Ark. Samuel Moore, Bradford, Ark. Walter Chandler, Memphis, Tenn. Willie Maxwell, Tuckerman, Ark. Bryon Stites, Newport, Ark. Victor Lester Kinard, Grubbs, Ark. Elmer Clifton King, Swifton, Ark. Curtis C. Manning. Fisher, Ark. Emmitt H. Jordan, Newport, Ark. START STRIKE IT AEROPLANE PLANT _ i Workmen Will Not Return to Work Unless Granted Eight-Hour Day and Increased Wages. Associated Press Dispatch. Buffalo, June 20.—A strike was in augurated at the main plant of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Carpo rt tion this morning. Union leaders ieclare two hundred men have quit ,vork and the machinists in other plants will be called out later. The nen demanded an eight-hour day and ncreased wages. -BUY W. S. S. You command the immediate inter jst and attention of local customers when you patronize the Independent's idvertising facilities. -BUY W. S. S. Subscribe for the Independent. * FOR MEN who like the closed crotch feature in Union Suits, We can safely offer a Wilson ' Bros., Vassar or Manhattan—cooling comfortable, easy, breezy garments which fulfill every practical Union Suit requirement. Constructed on correct comfort lines of materials specially loomed | for their cooling qualities. The little details such as stay-fast buttonholes, reinforcements, finish and fit are correct to the last stitch. Priced $1.00 to $2.50 j ! V* ____ 1 Star Clothing Company l' DAM LOCKARD, Manager. “THE APPAREL STORE FOR MEN” WESTERN UNION AGENTS ARE ARRESTED BY POSTAL AUTHORITIES TODAY. Associated Press Dispatch. Washington, June 20.—Postal in spectors today arrested a number of traveling agents of the Western Un ion Telegraph Company on trains be tween New York, Washington and other cities and seized suitcases they were carrying filled with messages filed for transmission by telegraph. This practice is considered a violation of the postal laws. -BUY W. S. S. Subscribe for the Independent. Associ Lon sored indie* held r Cologi killed rested patch police snstra ITALIANS HAVE " CONTROL OF AIR Not a Single Austrian Machine Was Visible On the Piave Front Yes terday Afternoon. Italian Headquarters, Wednesday— The Italians have won complete con trol of the air along the Piave, where the most determined fighting of the present Austrian offensive is in pro gress. Not a single Austrian ma chine was aloft on this front this af- ■ ternoon -BUY W. S. S. Better to sacrifice luxuries than sacrifice lives. Sacrifice the luxur ies—Buy War Savings Stamps. -BUY W. S. S. Subscribe for the Independent. 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