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- ' -m : - i r i - i.1 . - . v - . ' 1 World's Full The greatest battle in the history of the world has been raging for two weeks. The Germans, with the 'aid of Austrians and Bulgarians, threw in to the conflict the heaviest weight of men and guns ever used by any army. The purpose was to break "through the British line in France, or failing in that, to drive-"a" wedge be tween the British and French armies. Hindenburg was quoted as saying that he would dine in Paris on April 1. ' He didn't succeed in keeping that -appointment. His attack was met by a fighting, retreat which cost his armies a casualty list of hundreds of thousands. At that staggering cost he succeeded in capturing a 30-mile -wedge of wilderness which he him self had devastated last year. The apex of his wedge stops short of Amiens. He has paid a ghastly price for a strip of barren land which he will not be allowed to hold. The great battle has been attend? ed by two- very important incidents. One is the appointment of General Foch as generalissimo of all the al lied forces, leaving Haig and Petain to hold their present positions as field commanders, which they are FAIR EXCHANGE- filling admirably. The second is the A New Back for an Old One How It Can Be Done In Hendersonville. '. The back aches at times with a dull, indescribable feeling, making you .weary and restless; piercing pains shoot across the region of the kid neys, and again the loins are so lame that to stoop is agony. No use to rub or apply a plaster to the back if the kidneys are weak. You cannot reach the cause. Hendersonville residents do well to profit by the fol lowing example. ; Mrs. G. B. Turner, 44 Holland St, Asheville,' N. C, says: "At one time myback pained me so it was .almost impossible for me to get-up or down. I tried different remedies but nothing helped me until I used Doan'e Kid ney Pills. One box of Doan's re moved the pain in my back and made ne entirely well. i Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't simply ask for a kidney remedy get Doan's Kidney Pills the same "that Mrs. Turner had. Foster-Milburn Co., M,fgrs., Buffalo, N. Y. entrance , of 100,000 trained Ameri can soldiers into the active army. Following is a daily summary of the battle to date: March 21. The Germans began their long expected west front offen sive Berlin claimed to have pene trated portions of the British posi tions between Cambrai and LaFere. London admitted some ground lost, but emphasized the enemy's heavy losses. v. " ' March 22. Hindenburg continued" to push forward at some pointsd while the British counter attacked and took Doignes, eight miles- east and north of Bapaume, on the Ba-paume-Cambrai highway. Haig as serted the enemy losses were ter rific. - March 23. The enemy advanced to Roupy, north of the Somme, and to Jussy, south of the Somme, about ieven miles west of the former line. The Germans claimed to have taken 25,000 prisoners, 400 cannon and 300 machine guns. Paris- bombard ment by monster Hun gun at range of 74 miles. March 24. (Palm Sunday.) The offensive gathered momentum and swept forward to a depth of fifteen miles. Peronne, Ham- and Bethen court fell. 'Berlin claimed 30,000 prisoners and 600 cannon. The Ger mans had now retaken about a third of the territory they lost in the spring of 1917, Paris again bom barded by long-range gun. March 25. Bapaume, Nesie, Guis card and Chauny were lost by the LFranco-British. The heaviest fighting had shifted five miles. This marked the first appearance of the French in the major fighting, and announce ment was made that American en gineer regiments were engaged. Ber lin now claimed, a total of 45,000 prisoners. The Germans continued, to lose men at a staggering rate. March 26. Rdye, Noyonand Li hons fell. The Germans made their greatest effort to date north of the Somme and pushed forward to the outskirts of Albert, making a total advance of fourteen miles in that re gion. Berlin announced that cannon captured totaled 963, besides 100 tanks. The German losses so far were unofficially estimated at 400,000.. March 27. Albert was captured, but with its fall the German west ward advance from nhat -place north iiras practically- .stopped. The offen sive began to show signs of exhaus tion. .- - -r - " " '! ; March 28. (Good Friday.) The German crown prince's army took Montdidier, about 35 miles west of LaFere.' This practically marked the high tide of the offensive, as the enemy's efforts to push further west ward .at .this extreme point have in the main been frustrated. The enemy extended the battle front northward beyond the Scarpe and entered ad vanced British1 positions east of Ar ras. HaigV men held firmly else where. The French counter attack-ed-between Noyon and Lassigny,. St. George, Courtamanche and Assain villers. General Pershing conferred with General JFoch at the front, plac ingthe entire American expedition ary army force at Foch's disposal. i Paris acain bombarded. V MorfVi 29. Hindenburer's attack AUMA WA mm v m continued' to slow up, ostensibly hin dered by the heavy rain which fell during the night. The allies gained some ground v south of the Somme, but the Germans pushed forward to ward Amiens; Foch's appointment as generalissimo of all the allied armies was semi-officially announced. March 30.- The Germans began to dig themselves in at various points along the battle front. The attack extended northward again, this time to the vicinity of Loos. The heaviest fighting was in the region of Mont didier. March 31. (Easter Sunday.) French and British launch brilliant counter attacks and definitely" stop German forward movement. At sev eral points both French -and British gained ground and captured prison ers. Morueil was recaptured by the French and the British restored their lines south of the Somme. It was of ficially established, . that both Bulga rians and Austrians were being em ployed in the offensive by the Ger mans. The big long-range Hun gun again bombarded Paris. April 1. With the passing of the thirteenth day of the big battle there came increasing evidence of German exhaustion. The Huns no longer threw vast masses of men into the fray regardless, of losses; on the other hand they declined to give bat tle except where the British or French attacked them. No important changes were made in the battle line. April- 2. Apart from violent" ar tillery and aerial-activity,-military operations were almost . at a stand still. Minor German attacks were re pulsed by the French in the Woevre and upper Alsace. Near Albert the British carried out a. small operation and captured an enemy outpost. The main German advance was - ; : " rr. BEST IN THE LONG RUN tttyWfrl&flfe r Y Mmmms -ssfi. msv n a 0- - Yw, "gr . i PastBSis if r v-r. I mint1 i ivmi. "C j fht. first, few days when pushedforward hi a wedge headed towards the southwest. The length--tiW sides of the - wedge evposed 4-Vtom Jl possible danger which J they sought to avert by an offensive further north. Frank H. Simonds, telegraphing last Friday night, said:" , Jt was the realization of this dan ger that led the Germans to begin on Thursday their' desperate attacks upon the British line about Arras. They sought to break the northern or British hinge of the allied front just as their -dash at Montdidier was a blow at the southern of French hinge, north and south, they failed to make any but local gains. In pursuit of the limited local ob jective, which is Amiens, the Ger mans began on Thursday to make des perate efforts just soutlv of the Somme, to clear the old Roman road running " west from J3t. Quentinjto Amiens. This road is their most di rect route to Amiensr now some twelve miles distance f rom ; Warf usse Abancourt', which they reached on Friday. At the same time they push ed southwest "info Montdidier .in or der to keep open the N6yon-Roye-A-miens highway which' is their only road to Amiens. The danger that one or more Brit ish .armies coufd be destroyed, and that a great British disaster result, ended ojl Thursday when the British had pulled themselves together f rom , BOOH GLOSEB S1DA1 Dr. HerbertBooth closed a union evangelistic meeting on Sunday night which had been in progress at the First Baptist church for two weeks. Dr. Booth is an able preacher and his messages were heard-by crowTdi that often filled the church. The seating capacity would not accom modate these at the three last ser vices on Sunday morning,- afternoon and night. .- There were about 65 profession during the meeting and the door of the churches wiirbe open - next Sunday to receive new members. While Dr. Booth is a deep student, is strong in argument and has quite a dr-amatic ajid interesting style, he did notro very strong on emotional ism, as 5me evangelists do, and there was not the manifestations oi re-consecration on the part of back sliders as is in evidence at many re vivals, but despite this there were quite a number of pedple converted and many others helped along. their Christian journey. Baptists, Methodists and Presbyte rians joined heartily into the ser- V 1 UttVUV0 L ft Cardui, the woman's tonic, for your troubles have been shown in thousands of letters fron actual users of this medi cine, who speak from personal experience if the results obtained bv other women for so manv years have been so uni formly good, why not -give Cardui a trial? Take the Scarpe to the Somme, from Arras vices nearly all of which were large: to Albert and were standing firm. The arrival, of French armies on either banks of the Oise between the bend nea"r Lafere and Noyon and along the Noyon hills westward, had already closed the road to Paris. Thus the whole problem was simplified. 33 THOSE TO FILL PULPIT OF FIRST BAPTiST CHURCH Rev. A. I. Justice will occupy the pulpit of the First Baptist church on next Sunday morning and night. On the following Sunday Rev. E. E. Bomar of Owensboro, Ky., will preach at the morning and night services. Prayer meeting and preaching ser vices will be held regularly in the absence of a pastor. j g g "SPRAY FOR BETTER FRUIT" ly attended Dr. Booth was assiste'd in the meeting by his nepheV, Rev. Eric Booth-Clibborn, who expects to soon engage in missionary work-in. China. -wss- REV, G. W. BELK TO PREACH AT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Rev. G. W. Belk, formerly of Hen derson county but now of Charlotte, who has been conducting a success ful union revival at Brevard, will preach at the Presbyterian church Sunday morning at 11 and at 8 at night. The doors of the church will be opened -for new members. There will be communion service nday morning. -wss- ; EXAMINATION FOR TEACHERS AND SUPERINTENDENTS There will be an examination' at my office on April 9 and 10 for cer tificates for high school principles and teachers and uoerintendents Til Woman's "ToESe Mrs. Mary J. Irvirj, oi Qui 1 en, Va., writes! "About 11 years ago, 1 suffered untold misery with female trouble, bear"-ing-dowii pains, head ache, -numbness ... I would go for three-weeks almost bent double . . . My husband went to Dr. -pr for Cardui . . , After taking about two bottles I began going around and when I took three bottles I could do all my work." 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