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Greeneville, Tenn., Saturday Afternoon, April 20, 1918.
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Government Will
Seize Wheat Not
larketed May 15
Washington, April 20. Failure of
farmers to release by May 15 approxi
mately 50,000,000 bushels of wheat
the surplus from the 1917 crop
will result in the Government requisi
tioning it, authorities stated today.
Wheat is now flowing into the mar
kets from the farms at only about
half the rate it moved in January.
Defeat in the House yesterday of the
Gore amendment providing a $2.50
wheat price instead of the President's
$2.20 price, will encourage farmers
to sell.
A ghastly illustration of German
hatred of American soldiers is given
in a Salvation Army letter made pub
lic in Chicago by Adjt. Fletcher Ag
new. It was written in France by
R. C. Starboard, who has charge of a
Salvation -Army hut, to Commander
Eva Booth, who turned it over to Ad
jutant Agnew.
"I visited a base hospital recently,"
says the letter, "and had this story
from a sergeant who had passed
through one of the raids. The ser
geant was horribly wounded by a gre
nade and was passed by the Germans
as dead.
"Before the sergeant lost con
sciousness, however, he saw a dozen
Germans overpower three American
boys and cut their throats from ear
to ear. The sergeant said the murder
of a third American was the mosl hor
rible. Four Germans held hint while
a fifth fairly severed his head from his
"I have just learned,"; continued
the letter, "that this sajhe company
of Americans passed through here to
day with "their bayonets sharpened
like razors, sworn to avenge this aw
ful crime against ' their comrades.
What can you say to men bound on
such an errand except bid them strike
with all their might and harder, be
cause of 'the righteousness of our
cause and th meanness of the en
emy." , , : .'
Temporary Lull
Before Great Storm
; Washington, April 20.- The com
parative quietness on the western
battle front is regarded here as only
temporary before another great
storm.' Both sides are undergoing re
adjustments. The battle has been so
severe so telling on both forces that
a let down at this time wa3 antici
pated. Reinforcements are ' being
brought up to both British and Ger
mans to reform some of their shatter
ed battallions or to relieve them en-tireTy-
The battle is by no means
ended. The British are holding firmly
and wil continue to check the Eoche.
It is felt, although that there are
troublous days still ahead. American
and British authorities rely absolu
tely upon General Fochs wisdom.
General Maurice
Probably Take Up
Important Duties
London, April 20. General Mau
rice, Director of Military Operations,
wil lprobably take up important mili
tary operations in the field, the Chron
icle declares in its issue of today.
Check of Foe
Largely Due
To U.S. Boys
With the 'American . Armies in
France, April 20. General Pershing
has received a letter from General
Rawlinson, commander of the British
Fifth army, in which the latter de-
clared it was largely due to the assist
ance of the American Engineers that
the British army was able to check
the Germans at Amiens.
; Excellent Work. ,
, "The army commander wishes to
record his appreciation," it reads, "of
the excellent work of your regiment
in assisting the British army Ito resist
the enemy'f powerful offensive.
"It was largely due to this that the
enemy tfas checked. We rely upon
you, to assist us still further. Best
congratulations and. warm thanks to
yo uall . '
Kaiser Says He
? Tried To Save
World From Horror
Amsterdam, April 20. Emperor
William recently made a visit to the
battlefield near Queant, west of
Cambrai, a war correspondent of the
Berlin Lokalanzeiger writes:
"His majesty's silence was broken
only once," he says, "when he re
marked to an officer who stood be
side him: 'What have I not done to
preserve the world from these hor
rors.' "
Hatred of Kaiser
Grows in Vienna
People Lack Interest in Ger
many's War on the West
The political situation in Austria-
Hungary remains extremely delicate,
according to an official dispatch from
Switzerland summarizing reports
from Budapest and comment in Aus
trian and German newspapers. Aus
tria, the dispatch said, is coming to
the greatest difficulties; security no
longer exists and the situation is cap
able of any possibilty.
Marked discontent regins in Vien
na, according to the dispatch, while
speeches delivered in parliament by
the Czechs, Jugo-Slavs and Poles in
spired haterd of Germany and de
mand reorganization of Austro-Hun-gary.
Even the social democrats are
said to have proclaimed in the Aus
trian chamber of deputies that the
monarchy is not directly interested In
the struggle of Germany against
Great Britain, France and America.
erntory 1
The German juggernaut which Hindenburg built , for hi
west front drive may prove a Frankenstein that will destroy it
self as well as its creature. This was intimated in the United
Press dispatches today from William Philip Simms.. Hinden
burg must strike elsewhere, using his many remaining precious
reserves, if he is unable to advance further at Flanders, Simms
The huge military machine is encountering resistance that
is battering it to pieces, but Hindenburg dare not stop. Its prog
ress m blocked before Amiens, before Hazenbrouck, but Ger-
man leaders, Simms intimates,
even though he may now realize
parts are being destroyed on
On the plains south of Montroug, Montmoir and Monte de
Cats, von Ebehart and von Settin
wall, Simms says. In Picardy
powerless to advance but have
earest approach to Amiens, near Castel.
Henry Wood reports the constant arrival of fresh divisions
from Russia. This may signify that the forces now being di
rected aginst the French are new ones.
London, April 20. The British successfully counter attack
ed at Festubert and Givenchy,
battlefield last night, throwing the Germans back from the po
sitions they gained in the British lines two days ago, Haig re
ported. South of Scarpe we conducted a successful minor enterprise
yesterday, taking a few prisoners, nine machine guns and a
trench mortar, he said.
U-Boats Are Built
Faster Than Sunk,
Von Capelle Says
Amsterdam, April 20. That U-
boat construction is exceeding the los
ses and that sinkings of British ton
nage is six times as great as produc
tion, was the claim of Vice Admiral
von Capelle, German minister of the
navy, in an address before the main
Reichstag committee.
The American destroyers have fail
ed in their object, he said. America
does not want the large mercantile
fleet, planned on order for war, . ut
for after the war commerce, when
"America will become England's
world's freight carrier."
"America's help in men and air
planes and America's participation in
the war," said von Capelle, "is com
paratively small. If later America
warts to maintain a half million
troops in France, she would need a
tonnage of about 2,000,000, which
would have to be withdrawn from the
Allies'-supply service."
The German navy head summed up
his discussion by declaring that "it
can be stated that the economic dif
ficulties of our enemy have been in
creased by America's entrance Into
the war." ,
Nothing, he said, has proved how
far the shipping shortage has already
gone more than the "robbery of
Duch onnage' whereby Anglo-Saxon
have incurred the worst kind of odi
um for decades to come."
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can only change their course,
that its human, its mechanical
their own impetus.
apparently have struck a stone
the Germans are not only still
been pushed back from their
on the southern edge of Flanders
German Foothold
In the Orient
Not Allowed
New York, April 20. Declaring
that Germany should never again be
allowed to secure foothold in the Ori
ent and the Pacific, Count K. Yoshil
lwin said in an interview with the
United Press. He stated that Japan
would under no circumstances con
sent to a restoration of Kiaochow af
ter the war.
Opposition De
veloping Against
Chamberlain Bill
Washington, April 20. An in
tensely bitter fight is pending over
the Chamberlain bill to give the Sen
ate Military Affairs Committee over
the punishment of spie3 and propa
gandists. Although the Senate Mili
tary Affairs Committee has just be
gn the consideration of the measure,
liveliset oppostion has developed.
American Boys
Cited for Bravery
Washington, April 20. Forty-two
Americans in the United States Army
ambulance service with the French
army have been cited by France for
Bravery, it is learned here.
Tide Is Turned
Germans Stopped
Washington, April 20. The tide
has turned in France and the Ger
mans have been stopped for good,
members of the Military Affairs com
mittee declared today after their
weekly conference with the war coun
cil. The allies are now prepared to
combat the third offensive, if the Ger
mans launch one, without any fear of
the outcome. Committee members
said the report did not indicate a new
offensive at this time.
To Whom Report
All Suspicious
Charleston, S. C, April 20. It has
come to the notice of this office that
many people fail to report suspicious
and disloyal acts or manifestations of
sympathy for the enemyi because of
uncertainty, as to the proper offidial
to approach.
It is very important that the Gov
ernment should have the assistance of
all citizens in detecting enemy prop
aganda or suspicious activities of in
dividuals, and you will do a service in
notifying your friends that any com
munication addressed to "Intelligence
Officer, Headquarters Southeastern
Department, Charleston, S. C, will re
ceive attention and be transmitted to
the proper official of the Government
for investigation. The names of in
formants will not be divulged and
there need be no fear, on the part of
anybody, of getting into trouble in
case suspicions prove to be unfound
ed. Informants should indicate the na
ture and source of their information,
as well as the time and place.
Division to Each
Mile Used by Huns
Against British
Washington, April 20, Reinforced
by French troops the allied line is
holding hard against further incur
sions by the Germans from the region
of La Basse to the north of Ypres.
Everywhere the Germans have
struck the line in . an endeavor to
press back the defenders they have
been repulsed with heavy losses and
have been successful nowhere in gain
ing further ground.
Attacks of an extraordinary violent
nature are being thrown by the Ger
mans on the 10-mile front between
Givenchy and Robecq, where an en
deavor is being made to cross the La
Basse Canal and bend southward the
salient which now outflanks the im
portant railroad town of Bethune. A
division of troops to each mile is be
ing used by the Germans on this sec
tor, but the British at last accounts
were holding well and inflicting heavy
losses on the enemy.
German Submarine
Squadron Mutined
Rome, April 20. The crew of ft
German submarine squadron mutined
in the north sea and returned to their
base unexpectedly, but the land for
ces would not permit the crew to
come ashore. This was learned from
German sources.
Another Mutiny
In German Camp;
Many Shot Down
Amsterdam, April 20. Another
mutiny occurred in the military camp
at Beverloo, in the province of Lim
burg, when German troops were or- ,
dered to the front, it was learned
here today.
Many soldiers were reported to
have been shot. The trouble contin
ues, it is said. . .
Promise Of Trial
Halts Lynching
Man Suspected of Disloyalty to
Get Defense Council
Collinsville, Okla., April 19. Hen
ry Rheimer, suspected of disloyalty
was hanged by a crowd of fifty men
here tonight, but after he had swung
fifteen seconds and had become semi
conscious, the police persuaded the
would-be eecutioners to cut him down
on the promise that he would be giv
en a trial by the county Council of,
Defense tomorrow.
Rheimer was in a semi-conscious
condition, but will recover, it is
The man is 60 years old and says he
is of Russian birth, although evidence
in the hands of the Council of De
fense is said to indicate he is a Ger
man. He was one of the supporters
of the German school which was
closed here two weeks ago by the
Council of Defense. At that time
Rheimer is reported to have said:
"I hate the United States flag. I
don't want it around. I did not and
will not observe the food' pledge be
cause I can not live up to its re
quirements." Registered Men
Can Volunteer
The hour of opportunity is now at
hand. Registered men can enter the
various units of the army under the
plan of voluntary induction until
April 27th, 1918. There is fin, im
mediate demand for skilled men in
the various units of the army, needed
by General rershing. Twelve thous
and red-blooded Americans will re
spond to this call. Will you be one
of this twelve thousand? 'Are you
ready to volunteer now? If so, pre
sent yourself to your local board at
the earliest possible moment, and list
your name for this service. Thoe
who secure induction in the branches
of service comprising the seventy
two trades listed at the office of .th
local board at Grceneville, Tenn., will
receive material personal benefit,
which wiil aid them in advancement
both in their army carrer and in af
ter life. This opportunity !; cn!y
open to men within the draft age.

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