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1 Ml Wl! DAILY Volume 1 Number 24. Greeneville, Tenn., Wednesday Afternoon, April 24, 1918. Ten Cents A Week. fj J ill HI jI UflU MB TOW AM 1 II v v Mill 4-tHMt- llBllllilillltlllltlltllillllllilltililllllllllt ' German Attacks A e Progressing LONDON, April 24. Strong and most determined German attacks are progressing on a nine mile front east of Amiens, Haig Reported. Three Million Men On Fighting Line Within the Year WASHINGTON, April 24. Amer ica can put three million men on the fighting line in France within the year if ships are gotten ready, according to Adjutant General McCain's state ment today before the House Mili tary Committee. Viscount Monoto Has Resigned WASHINGTON, April 24. The resignation of Viscount, .Monoto, Japanese Foreign Minister, has been announced from the Japanese Embas sy here. Monoto was the leading ad vocate of Japanese intervention in Siberia. Monoto is to be succeeded by Baron Goto, present home minis ter, v . America Stirred As News Comes From France WASHINGTON, April 24. The nation today is Stirred as word comes from England that some American troops are now being added with the ailles in one of the bitterest sectors on the western front, coupled with tidings as to the new British initiative and daring in the U-boat base raids. This news gave the country a fresh sense of optimism. v Plan to Limit Pleasure Autos Wasington, April 24. Leading automobile manufacturers of the country met today with officials of the fuel administration and war in dustries board, to agree upon a vol untary curtailment of passenger auto mobile manufacture which probably will total seventy-five per cent after July 10. There already i3 a thirty per cent curtailment order in effect. Soldier Suicides At Camp Sevier Greeneville, S. C, April 24. Leav ing a note to his father that he was tired of life and had, decided to end ' his troubles here on earth, Clarence Yarborough, private, 117th Infantry, secured ammunition for an army rifle ; and ended his own life at Camp Se .vier. He went to the tent of a com rade and there brought about that tragic end by sending a bullet through his brain, blowing the top of his head off. It is understood that Yarborough had been brooding for some time over the death of a brother, who died in camp some time ago. Yarborough was 21 years of age and lived at Lavvreneeburg, Tenn. II Resumed In Sunday Liberty Loan Day Over Greene County Big Drive Arranged For That Day With Forty-One Ap pointments for Speakers. All the ministers in the county have been asked to preach patriotic ser mons on Sunday, April 29th, and a union meeting has been planned in Greeneville for that night, when Hon. Hugh M. Tate, of Knoxville, will de liver his masterful war speech and award the Boys Scouts, who won the honrs during the previous Liberty Loan campaign their medals of merit. The following list of appointments is announced: Cedar Grove W. H. Piper and C. F. Parman. Pleasant Hill W. R. Lowry and T. D. Leming. Sulphur Springs N. B. Tweed and W. H. Kiser. Flag Branch N. T. Howard and C. R. Hurley. St. James J. E. Biddle. Fairview (4th dist.) H. H. Gou chenour and Rev. John Anderson. Warrensburg H. R. Brown." Piney Grove C. W. Lowry and J. T. McDonald. Mohawk Judge Dana Harmon. Pilot Knob School Dr. J. T. Smith and Rev. M. L. Clemens. Romeo E. A. Lancaster and Alvin Cox. Gilbreaths J. N. Pierce. Myers J. W. Howard and E. A. Kenney. Mt. Airy S. A. Susong and W. H. Doughty. Links' Geo. C. Taylor and R. E. Snapp. Baileyton Geo. W. Doughty and W. H. Gass. Woodlawn J. A. Susong and Jno. T. Phillips. Brookside T. S. Hull and W. R. Bailey. Tusculum Hon. L. H. Trim. -Afton Rev. W. 0. Woodyard and S. B. LaRue. Fairview (14th dist.) Dr. T. B. Hughes. Clear Springs J. E. Hacker, W. W. Bernard and G. C. Bird. Roaring Springs C. G. Armitage and Link Smith. Pleasant Hill (17th dist.) 0. B, Lovette and Jas. Rush. Lovelace John McKee and R. W. Doughty. Cedar Creek "Dr. t. B. Ely and F. A. Rosenblatt. " Rehobeth W. H. Armitage and A. H. Palmer. Midway Geo. G. Lamons and H. C. Reaves. Sinking Springs C. W. Allen and H. II. Thomas. " Walkertown F. E. McCray and E. W. Armitage. Cross Anchor W. C. Waddell and G. II. Smith. Gethsemane J. M. Reaves and J. F. Swingle. Mosheim E. A. Hirschman and Dr. J. D. Campbell. ' Albany Dr. C O. Gray and 0. C. Armitage. Mt Hebron A. C. Holt and J. B. Brooks. Hunt's Chapel I. B. Brown and M. G. Price. Rheatown Judge A. N. Shoun and H. R. Snapp. Herman C. G. Lovette and W. S. Babb. Hardin's Chapel Col. C. A. Hall ar,d Clarence Baxter. - t llilllllllllllilllllBBIIlllllllilllilllillllllilltillllllllllllllillllllllllilllliillllllillllllllllltl. fl T " m IT iesfern I GERMAN ATTACKS London, April 24. Strong and most determined German at tacks are progressing on a nine mile front East of Amiens, Haig reported. ' UNITED PRESS ' j set engine of destruction that has Folowing an intense artillery bombardment covering practi- ever been produced in artillery by the cally the entire British front from South Ypres to South Somme, j great war wni moVe out of one of Hindenburg today apparently resumed the west front offensive J the munition factories on the Dela with a drive against Amiens. Haig, in his official report, said ware river tomorrow morning. This that strong infantry attacks were reported progressing in the fa the statement of Samuel M. Vau Albert sector between the Somme and Avre rivers.' Somme clain. In his official announcement and Avre are slightly less than ten miles apart, the battle front he stated that America's super-gun crosses them. The Somme flows directly westward through was now ready to exchange compli- the city of Amiens, while the Avre flowing northward converg- es with a larger river less than two miles east of that city. Be tween these two rivers the Germans in their last drive progress ed to within less than nine miles of Amiens. The resumption of" the drive against this strategic point had been forecast by the Allied military officials. At the same time Hindenburg is thrusting westward from Albert, which is only about six miles north of the Somme. Heavy night were broken up by, rifle and machine gun fire, Haig re ported. - On the Flanders front the British commander reported heavy hostile shelling between Givenchy and Robecq. The front for more than eight miles along the southwestern edge is a deep German salient. The enemy concentration of infantry near Merville, in the center of Flanders wedge was broken up by artillery fire. Revolutionary Changes Soon In Financing War WASHINGTON, April 24. Revo lutionary changes in the financing of the world war are to occur soon. A re-arrangement of Allied credits, which will eliminate the handling of loans by England to the allies have been virtually agreed upon. Mob Hangs Negro And Burns Body Lexington, Tenn., April 23. Berry Noyes, negro, who shot and killed Sheriff W. E. McBride near here last Saturday, was hanged in the court house yard today by a mob. Late his body was dragged through the streets to the scene of the killing of the sheriff and burned at a stake tonight. Four Hundred Young Men Wanted The local exemption board has re ceived a call from the government for four hundred young men of draft age, young men with some mechanical knowledge and grammar school edu cation, to attend training school at Lexington, Ky., for three months. Young men from class one to class four can enlist. They must, however, offer their services before April 30th. If the carrier on your route djes not deliver your paper promptly everv afternoon, telephone this of fice. We have both 'phones. It is our Intention to give you good ser vice, however, you must remember the work is new to the little carrier boys and we ask that you be just as patient with them as possible. If you should fail to get your paper it will be merely an oversight and we want you to report H irregularities. ront ARE PROGRESSING. WAR REVIEW. attacks in this same sector last American Girls On Battle Front American Army in Lorraine, April 24. Two American girls wearing gas masks, served with the American sol diers one mile and a quarter behind the front lines during last Saturday's terrific bombardment near Seiche prey, it is learned. Two Flyers Burned to Death Wichita Falls, Tex., April 24. Sec ond Lieutenant Stephen R. Warner and Cadet Edwin D. Cryer were burn ed to death at Call Feld when their airplane burst into flames fifty feet in the air and fell. Contracts Let For Vessels Washington, April 24. Contracts for twenty-nine more vessels, aggre gating more than two hundred and i fifteen thousand tons, were let today by the Emergency Fleet Corporation. Casualty List Announced Today Washington, April 24.Forty-three casualties are listed today by the war department, shownig six killed in ac tion, three dead of wounds, eleven dead from disease, ten severely wounded and thirteen slightly wound ed. Conspirators Are Found Guilty San'Francisco, April 24. Twenty nine men, charged with conspiring on American soil to start a revolution against British rule in India, were found guilty in Federal court here to day, after a trial lasting for five months. ensive Wi Greatest Engine Of Destruction Is Now Ready Philadelphia, April 24. The great- ments with Germany's coveted toy of death. Declaration of War Against Turkey and Bui. Held Up WASHINGTON, April 24. S"enat or Ging, of Utah, will hold up the res olution asking for a declaration of war against Bulgaria and Turkey, it was learned authoratively today. The senator reached his decision follow ing a conference with President Wil son, who, it is understood, 'asked to let the resolution die in the hands of the committee. 'J iOTW. 1 4 German Triplane Brought Down PARIS, April 24. A German tri plane was brought down and its crew of three taken prisoner in last night's German air raid, is officially an nounced this afternoon. The raid was frustrated. German Losses Total 4,456,961 Paris, April 24. Karl Bleistreu, a German military writer, in the Neu Europa, declares the German losses on the west front, between August, 1914, and August, 1917, totaled, 2,- 604, ,961 in killed and prisoners. On the east front, he said, the total killed and prisoners were 1,484,550 German writers estimate the Ger man losses between August, 1917, and January 31, 1918, as 367,450 killed and taken prisoner on "both fronts." Next Friday For Big Drive Friday has been designated as the day for the big drive throughout the United States in the Third Liberty Loan campaign. There will be patri otic parades and public meetings in all the cities throughout the country. The day has been set aside as one of patriotism, and it is hoped to make the day so successful that the full amount of the Third Liberty Loan will be raised or even over subscribed. Public buildings, banks and public in dustries will close Friday in order to allow employees to- participate in the big celebration. " Highest Strategy Facing Pershing Is Killing Germans By J. W. T. MASON. United Pre War Expert. New York, April 24. Every en gagement between German and American forces that resulst in no more than an even dist'jution of cas ualties is a defeat for Germany, be cause of the already depleted con dition of German Man power; i The casualty results,' alone, there- fore, of the flight rit Seicheprey would mean a German defeat, even if the Germans had retained permanent pos session of a sector of the American -front. The highest strategy confronting General Pershing is the strategy of killing Germans. When von Hinden burg orders his troops into the Ameri can trenches to be killed, instead of waiting on the defensive in their own trenches, the Germans are playing Gen. Pershing's own game for him. Nervous activity of this kind by the Germans is sure to. continue. Fre quent assaults of the character of Seicheprey adventure can be ex pected during the period of final trench training of the American fort ces. Every one of them will mean a" German slaughter, and this will be a victory for America regardless of any slight changes that result in the lines of the battle line. wi This spirit of restlessness la the greatest fault of the German militar ists and by its operation alone means their ultimate undoing. The germans are wholly incapable of letting well enough alone. That is the reason why they embarked on their sub marine wafare and forced America into the war; that is why they started their present west front offensive which is proving to be without ade quate compensation for the terrible slaughter of German man power: that is why every major mistake 6f the German military faction has been committed. A kind of Neurasthentic irresponsi bility prevails at German headquar ters. The higher commandis think ing always in terms of the initiative. This is a disastrous trart. It mean von Hindenburg and the Hohenzol- Ierns cannot restrain their mania for killing ever more Germans as their sole means of trying to win the war. Each German assault, therefore, that results in German deaths must be re garded as a German contribution to democracy's eventual triumph. Wounded Fatally He Shoots Cousin Wilson Osborne Dead and Flem Osborne; of North Carolina, May Die. Jefferson, N. C, April 24. Wilson Osborne, of Jefferson county, is dead and Flem Osborne, his cousin, is in a critical condition as a result of a quarrel between the two reported to have taken place Monday on Little Horse Creek, near this city. Flem Osborne, it is reported, shot Wilson Osborne through the heart The latter, fatally wounded, rose to his knees and leveled a revolver it his cousin," who was just turning au'3y shooting him in tfs back sad then failing to the ground dead.