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The Greeneville Daily Sun, Friday April 12, 1918. THE GREENEVILLE SUN Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. W. K. Lyon, Editor and Proprietor. Entered at the postoftice at Greeneville, Tenn., as second class matter. When this side ends the neutrals will know which side to espouse. Col. Roosevelt has one good eye, one good ear and his backbone is intact. There never were such novel neckties. Some of them look like a dish of corned hash beef. If you are able to buy Liberty Bonds and don't buy them you are an aider of the German cause. Czar Nicholas was deposed a year ago; it didn't take long to run the country into the ground. A real friend is one who has lasted for twenty years and who, you know, is going to last twenty more. Every man has learned that he can feel well and com fortable on half the amount of food he ate ten years ago These can never be referred to as the "good old days," but they, may be spoken of as the grand old days, Croaking of frogs is the harbinger of spring-fer-sartin, but there seem to be no puddles anywhere for frogs to vocalize in. Anyhow, Russia ought to be able to have a breathing spell while Germany is so strenuously occupied on the western front. The patriot who is bewailing the fact that we are get ting nowhere should shut up and get busy seeing that we get somewhere. Give a man a pipe and he will stay at home in the even ing, give him a cigarette and he will start out with it for some other place. According to the dispatches Germany is still fighting battles in Russia with whom she concluded a treaty of peace two weeks ago. Grain prices have 'permitted farmers to pay off their mortgages so they can now buy Liberty Bonds and draw interest instead of paying it. An early morning getting-up tune for your music ma chine should be "The Star-Spangled Banner." You know you have to rise when it is played. London women are wearing parrott green, cygnet gray, lotus blue, azalea, mastie and marine blue. Then there are others who1 are wearing black. ' The German mass formation is irresistable, when thrown against a given point, but it makes an easy tar get. Nothing better could be devised for accelerating the reduction of the number of Germans. GOING OVER. It is no longer a secret that large numbers of Ameri can soldiers are going to France. The enemy is keenly aware of the fact, as his submarines vainly try to block the path of the majestic convoys that carry the boys under the Stars and Stripes. Not a vessel commanded by an American naval officer has been reached by a German torpedo, although hundreds of thousands of Americans have been transported. Swift ships, carefully escorted by viligant cruisers and destroyers and commanded by skilled officers working under a system of instantaneous concerted action, are making it possible to defy the sub marine. :.' ...5" The Germans now perceive that their reliance upon" sea murder is useless. They cannot hope to waylay the Americans. They must meet the Americans in fair and square battle. Moreover, they must meet them from this time forth until the day of German defeat. No passing rebuff to American forces in France will do Germany any good. No trick or device, either of false peace or for bidden ruse of war, will enble the Germans to escape the inevitable test to determine whether Germany or the tJnited States shall survive. For the time being, in view of the needs of the allies, American troops are merged with French and British Units. There is no separate American army at present It may be that under Gen. Foch's direction no separate American army is needed. The allies may administer such punishment between now and next December that the German people will throw off their incubus and ask for peace on any terms they can get. But if this should not occur, the stream of troops from America wiH build up a force with which the allies will get strong enough to in vade Germany and dictate peace. The time of the war's end is not important in compari son with the way of the war's end. The United States cannot command fate to the extent of fixing the date for the defeat of Germany, but it can predetermine Ger many's defeat, and has done so. Nothing tut a cataclysm of nature, resulting in the destructing of nations, can now prevent the United States from executing its pur pose.-r-Washington Post. The End Is Victory. The attack upon the British lines between Armentieres and Messines is apparently the beginning of an operation comparable to the trenmendous drive toward Amiens. The Germans gained 41 miles and have captured many guns and prisoners. Armentieres is placed in an awkward postion, and in the meantime the artillery onslaught grows greater instead of weaker. The Germans seem to be determined upon nothing less than smashing through the British line, if reckless slaughter of men can accom plish the feat. At last accounts, however, the British line was strong, althought bent sharply back. There is no sign of a break, and still less of any disorganization. At the south end of the active fighting line the Ger mans are wasting men at a furious rate in futile efforts to break through the French line. There, as in Flanders, the supply of German soldiers appears to be inexhaustible, despite the terrible slaughter. On the front before Amiens the Americans have joined the British army. Fighting on a large scale is immediate ly ahead of the Americans. They are eager for it, and the evidence of British and French experts is unanimous to the effect that the American troops are now trained for battle. The public in the United States must be prepared to receive reports which will make preceding recitals of American activity seem trivial indeed. So matters stand on the western front the contact point where the live wires cross and carbonize men by the tens of thousands. The allied nations must face the immediate future with resolute hearts, for the battle toll will be heavy and the outcome will be uncertain for a while, in spite of great sacrifices. But the allied peoples can also comfort i themselves with the thought that their strength is gaining while the enemy is waning. The end of the struggle is victory. The German people are suf fering more than the pepoles of the allied countries, and before them they have the specter of defeat. Germany is consuming rapidly. The frantic exertions of her armies are literally the expenditure of the remaining vital force Uie German nation. While the crazy emperor and his chier slaughterers are willing to kill off the manhood of the German nation at the present rate, the allied nations must be content to count their own losses lightly, for the sake of a speedy and certain victory which will mean the end of German aggression forever. It is the suicide of an empire that the world is behold ing. J he suicide is striking out madly, trying to Kill jiueiii. ,rmed with great weapons, and hindered by no scruple that would restrain sane minds, the Germans are sending themselves to the grave rather than abandon their attempt to conquer the world. Insane, ghastly, horrible as the thought may be, it remains a fact that the twen tieth century is witnessing the butchery of humans on a scale of savage atrocity that would have appalled man kind in the darkest and bloodiest ages. There is but one course to pursue: To prepare and endure to the end. France and Great Britain stand trlo- riously firm. America proudly goes to their side, resolved to fight to the end for the triumph of liberty. The greater the desperation of the enemy, the greater will be the sac rifice of the heroes whose breasts are the walls of free- lorn. The more savage the assault, the more it will be, and the more determined the resistance. France has long untilized every available man and wo- j man in the republic. Great Britain is now arranging to raise the military age limit and extend conscription to Ireland. Every man in the British empire is expected to do his duty. It must be the same in America. Every man here must be ready to serve his country. The battle in France has begun with German gains; it must end with illied victory. All honors to the advance guard of America, the little force that now holds the Stars and Stripes aloft in the hell of battle! These men are the fortunate of their na tion. They are heroes and comrades of heroes. In after times their names will rank with those of the heroes of Valley Forge. It is a glorious day for the youths who carry the flag to France. To them is given the honor of making liberty perpetual by striking down the last dan gerous enemy. May they strike hard, and may the power of the New World be concentrated in their stroke Wash ington Post. - Americans Kill Five Mexicans f Border Patrol Returns Fire Across River Three Bod ies Found. CIVILIZATION STANDS FIRM. The terrible danger that civilization must face until it defeats Germany is vividly shown by Mr. Lloyd George in his address yesterday in the house of commons. The British empire has raised nearly 6,000,000 men for its army and navy, and is now compelled to conscript more, under rigors which would not have been dreamed of two years ago. The military age is now raised to 50 years, and it Is estimated that the number of men who can be enrolled between 42 and 50 is 7- per cent of the total. No men under 25 years of age will be left in the indus tries. All will be sent to the front. Jr many, conscription is to be applied to Ireland a step that must have been most reluctantly taken by the British cabinet, because it will surely lead to disorders and may result in guerrilla warfare in Ireland. The most pointed warnings were instantly made by Irish members, in Mr. Lloyd George's presence, that conscription would cause trouble. The Dublin council also sent word that the "in sane proposal" would be resisted by every town and vil lage. All citizens are urged to immediately report any sus picious actions on the part of strangers and thus aid the government in apprehending the spies. And while you are watching out for spies, don't forget io invest in a Liberty -ond. , Ysleta, Tex., April 11. Two Mex icans and two pack mules were killed eight miles southeast of El Paso to day by an American cavalry patrol j returning the fire of armed Mexicans firing across the Rio Grande. There were fifteen Mexicans in the party, the patrol reported. No casualties were sustained by the American for ces. The fight was first reported to have occurred near Collingsworth, about four miles from El Paso. El Paso, Tex., April 11. Three Mexican raiders were killed near Fort Hancock, Tex., last night when Amer ican troops fired on a hand of armed Mexicans who crossed the line, ac cording to a message received here to day. The bodies of the Mexicans were found in the Mesquite brush near the Mexican ford. State Depository Greene County Bank All Bonds of Both the FIRST and SECOND LIB ERTY LOANS ars now in. We want everybody to call for their BONDS at once. We want to clear the way for the Third Liberty Loan. W. H. Armitage, Pres. W. A. Susong, Vice-Pres. w kj. i. svrmuage, vasn. Our Cheap Column A Little Advertiment in this Column Will Bring Quick Cent a Word. Result One ; Liberty Loan Drive at Chuckey Next Tuesday There will be a big Loberty Loan rally at Chuckey next Tuesday night. Judge Dana Harmon will deliver an address, and other local speakers will go from here. The Greeneville brasi band will furnish music for the oc casion, it is nopea to maxe tnis one of the greatest drives for the Third Liberty Loan that has been held in the county. There isn't any difference so you could notice it. But a man will feel proud if you call him a sly pup, and will get mad if you call him a sneak- Cow Peas Velvet B Wood's Seeds. AND eans Save Fertilizer Bills, in crease crop productive ness, and make the best of Summer forage crops. Will improve land wonderfully, even after using crop for forage or grazing purposes. Can be grown to excellent advantage in your Corn crop, increasing yield of Corn and making a wonderful improvement to the soil. Write for prices and "WOOD'S CROP SPECIAL," giving informa tion about all Seasonable Seeds. Mailed free on request. T.W.WOl&SONS, Seedsmen, Richmond, Va. FOR SALE! GROCERY STORE FOR SALE We desire to sell our stock of gro ceries and fixtures located in the O'Neil building, opposite the Mims Hotel. We are doing a good business and have what we regard as the best location in Newport. Reason for sell ing, owners desire to dissolve part nership and engage in other business. We also have for sale a Ford motor truck, suitable for delivery or farm use; also a set of blacksmith tools, practically new. HENDERSON GROCERY CO., Newport, Tennettee. 12-2t FOR SALE Registered Shorthorn Bull Calves. Ages 7 to 11 months. See or write J. G. Allen & Son, Newport Tenn.' 12-4t For Sale Hardin Grocery Company Phone Us Your Order If It' Groceries we have it, or we'll get it or it isn't in town. Old Phone 72 New Phone 3 $5.25 for 11 peck. Cash with order. HORN'S CASH STORE, Forest City, N. 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