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Volume 1 Number 37. HI H 1 H H 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rely on America To Turn the War AgainsJ Germany Victory Impossible This Year Unless We Send More Men as Fast as Possible British, French jsmd Italians Unable - to Outnumber the Foe. IN NO POSITION TO AT TACK; CAN HOLD LINE Germans Not Only Trying to Get Prisoners From Russia but Eventually May Force the People There to Fight . Against Allies. Tf IMi wiv uvi ivh J May 8 -In the accomplishment of the Allies programme of victory there are today two factors of tran scendent importance the blocking of impending German drives against the British, French and American fronts this summer and the shipment of suf ficient man power from the United States to assure Democracy's numer ical superiority on the battlefield a year hence. That is the conclusion inevitably drawn with personages close, to the , French governmet and officers holding high rank in the ad ministration of the American expe ditionary force. Unless events not directly concern ed with military operations bring about her downfall, Germany will not be defeated this year. The idea that she ,is vanquished because the prog ress of her armies has been checked tips far i3 overoptimistic. She will be vanquished only when a decisive defeat is inflicted upon her by the fighting forces of the allies. Up to the United State. Such a defeat can be engineered only when our soldiers and our guns are more numerous than hers. Neither France nor Great Britain nor Italy, nor all three together, can achieve a sufficient preponderance of num- JMMMWMMWMMMBMWBMWiMW"MW""""w"""WMMBW ... OriftlsSi c CsIms " )n Poiiii! Bint Aids rcsi fo Ps: General Maurice's Retirement ' Due to American Criticism (For the United Press by Meeon.) New York, April 9. The issue of militaristic resentment against the or ders of the British' civil government has been raised by Major General Maurice's public accusation of lying brought against Lloyd George's minis try. No democracy that deliberately misleads public opinion can continue to exist; but General Maurice has not yet proven that the civilian authori ties have deceived the British people concerning the true facts of the army. This is General Maurice's second re cent adventure in impetous criticism. His first was his attack on General Foch during the German offensive in Flanders for not ordering Grench re serves northward as rapidly as Gen eral Maurice believed should be done. If General Maurice had not been removed from his post because of this offense, it is highly improbable he would not be attempting to overthrow the Lloyd George ministry to justify t he right of militarists to challenge the power of the civil government. The charge of the mis-statement of facts wibch General Maurice brings against the prime minister relates to a declaration in the house of commons Monday, a monthy ago. If the mat- The Daily Sun JL1 JLI J , 'SS D 1 1 1 I I 1 1 1 rmy live Bristol Man in To Day's Death List (By the United Press.) Washington, May 9. Casualties re ported today totaled seventy-six. Ten killed in action, three died from wounds, six dead from disease, two from accident. Thirteen severely wounded and forty-one wounded slightly. ,", Two From Tennessee Dead. Among those killed in action were Robert A. Brewer, of Finley, Tenn., and Forest H. Harrison, Dearing, Ga. John S. Henry, of Bristol, Tenn., died from accident. t Express Companies May Be Merged (By the United Press.) Washington, May 9. rThe merging of four of the leading express com panies, The Wells Fargo, The United States, The Adams and The Ameri can, with a sapitalization of thirty five million dollars, is to be sacntion ed by the Railroad "Commissionfor the period of the war. With this mer ger, the government operation of. con certs will be eliminated. Final Decision Expected Today (By the United Press.) Washigton, May 9. A final decis ion in the controversy between the Western Union and the Postal Tele graph companies and their telegra phers may be handed down today by the National Labor Board, Frank P. Walsh, member of the board, stated this afternoon. bers. It is squarely up to the United States. Troops infantrymen, gun ners, aviators sufficient in bulk to bear down upon and crush the masses of the kaiser, as these latter over whelmed and forced back the numeri cally weak British divisions at the end of last March, must be forth coming in America. ter is as serious as General Maurice tries to make out, it is difficult to ex plain on the theory that his action is solely fo rthe good of the army. General Maurice's work as director of military operatios formed the link connecting the British government at home with the army commanders in the field. It was General Maurice's duty before his removal to have Drought before the prime minister privately any mis-statements about the army in the house of commons and not to use the newspapers now for that purpose after his responsi bility had ceased. General Maurice's retirement from his former position was undoubt edly due to a large extent to the in stantaneous criticism of the United States unequivocal position toward General Foch. America, therefore, is responsible in a measure for the turn General Maurice has sought to give to events. x His public attack on the British government is a challenge to demo cratic governmental responsibility. It should strengthen the Lloyd George ministry, but if the government fails on the issue, any succeeding premier will be compelled to disavow sus picion that he is an army appointee. Only 02,00 A A I Greeneville, Term., Thursday 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I I 1 1 1 1 1 1 A 111 ft 1 T. J TP Ci ! All IP r AssanDiea iieaav mm m oaiKeunearorces With the American Armies in Picardy, May 9. American artillery countinues pounding German positions. One German battery is known to have been blown up. Another in Bois de Lallval, near Framincourt, which had been heavily shelling our positions, was stopped by American retaliatory fire. Aerial battles are frequent, as are also encounters between night patrols. The Boches have established a new machine gun emplacement in their effort to hold off the American patrol par ties. , - y British Recapttire Original Line But Are Forced to Retire on Small Front British Armies in France, May 9. Counter attacking was stubbornly carried out last night. The British recaptured their original line sothwest of Dickebush lake today, but on the ex treme right of this small battle front they were compelled to retire owing to the heavy machine gun fire. Fighting continues along a small pocket which the Germans occupy at a strong point east of Mille Kreueysen. One of the mightiest concentrations of troops ever assembled on any battle front lies today inside the great Dulge in the line which sags down past Arras. At Amiens and Montdidier, north of this, and in the salient pointing toward Hazebrouck is a secondary concentration, "but proportionately important. They are ready to strike. Facing them are the gallant French, the impurturbable British vanguard and the eager Americans, all waiting foV the show to begin. ' j i it BRITISH LINE PRESSED BACK AT ONE POINT. London, May 9. A new, German attack in the Kemmel sec tor this morning pressed the British line back slightly at one point, Haig reported. , GENERAL MAURICE MAY London, May 9. -The Evening News declared today that it understands that General Maurice, former director of military operations, is to be courtmartialed because of his accusations against Lloyd George and Bonar Law. x Sothern Methodists Settle Pastor's Time Limit Question Atlanta, May 9. The Southern Methodists Quadriennial General Con ference session here has setled the question about the four year time lim it of pastorates by adopting a com promisery resolution tojlay, which provides that bishops may appoint a minister for an indefinite period in ar.y charge when so petitioned by quarterly conference, and with the approval of three-fourths of the pre siding elders. The resolution to abol ish the time limit was completely lost by small margin. Ameircan Contin gent Is Report ed In Italy New York, May 8. The presence of an "American contingent" and a Bohemian legion on the Italian front is reported in a dispatch from Aus trian war press headquarters, dated April 8, to the Berliner Tageblatt, a copy of which has been received here. The number of supposed Americans or to what arm of the service they belong is not reported by the news paper correspondent, who add3 that British and French auxiliary troops are no longer on the Italian front. Senator Hitchcock Succeeds Stone (By the United Press.) Washington, May 9. Senator Hitchcock, of Nebraska, was elected chairman of the Senate Foreign Re lations committee today by the Dem ocratic steering committee, succeed ing the late Senator Stone, of Missouri. Year For A Short Time Only -v L Y Afternoon, May 9, 1918. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 H BE COURTMARTIALED. Americans Repay The Enemy For Gas Attack With the American army in Picar dy, Monday, May 6. The rear Ger man organizations have been bathed in gas in retaliation for the gassing of the American forces. The guns roared all night. Lieut Morgan, of the medical corps heroically stuck to his post in a shell hole, rendering first aid to the ex hausted. He threw off his gas mask in an effort to work raster mustard shells principally effects the eyes tem porarily. The Americans are bringing in Ger man prisoners every night. They also are developing the deepest hat red for the treachery' of the boches. One entered the front line alone, yelling: "Kamerade!" The Ameri cans' suspicions were aroused and they surrounded him quickly. They found that he was loaded down with hand grenades. He tried to escape but was overpowered. The, German infantry is developing symptoms of nervousness, increasing its fire and sending up numerous rockets at night. Expected Victory But Met a Defeat London, May 8. "Only 1,300 yards from the walls of Ypres" were the jopously anticipatory head lines stretched across the front pages of the German papers on April 29, the date of Gen. Sixt von Arnim's san guinary defeat. It is plain, says F. W. Wile in the Daily Mail that victory was expected during the course of the day. Karl Rosner, the imperial press agent, reported that the Kaiser was on the - Ypres battlefield ready, of course, had events taken a different turn, to make a triumphant entry into the town. V r ' I - l 1 1 1 1 I I i 1 1 1 1 1 1 H 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 : . Franco-British Line Between La Cly tte and Voormozeele Scene of As sault; Enemy Repulsed Other Points London, May 8. In an attack against the British and French lines between La Clytte and Voormezeele, in the Ypres sector, the Germans early this morning succeeded, after heavy fighting, in entering the allied Senator Smith On Military Committee (By the United Press.) Washigton, May 9. The name of Senator Hoke Smith, of Georgia, has been added to committee on Military Affairs. Automobile Collides With Freight Train (By the United Press.) Augusta, Ga., May 9. J. C. Foy was instantly killed, an unidentified man is believed to be dying and S. H. Jones is seriously hurt as the result of an automobile accident. The car in which they were riding collided with a freight train at a street cross ing early today. Four soldiers in an nother car were thrown into the ca nal but not seriously hurt. Austrian Fleet Feels Mutinies Washington, May 8. Serious dis turbances in the Austria-Hungarian fleet have caused changes in the high command, a dispatch from Switzer land said. The crews, composed largely of Slavs and men of Italian descent, have made a great deal of trouble and the disturbances were put down with difficulty. The dispatch said that measures have been taken to establish a na val school at Trieste in order to in crease the number of Germans in the navy. Sunday's Red Cross Meetings Not changes and additions to list of speakers: Poplar Springs A. A. Roberts. Phillipi E. A. Bible. Mr. Pleasant Prof. R. W Mitchell and W. W. Bernard. Ebenezer Geo. G. Lamons. Locust Springs Rev. E. A. Bran? don. ' River Hill Calvin W. Dobson. Woodlawn Misses Mabel Moore and Minnie Johnson. Mt. Zion (14th Dist.) II. H. Thomas and Capt. Joe Marshall. Mt. Zion (22nd Dist., 10:30 a. m.) Rev. Robt. Yost. Mt. Pleasant Lieut. John McKee and R. W. Doughty. Union Temple Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Coile. Clear Springs Rev. L. C. Brom ley. St. James Rev. Raymond Rankin. Walkertown T. N. King. - Hunts Chapel Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Brannan, and A. T. Alexander. Pleasant Hill (1st Dist.) Moore Bros, and Craven Quartette. We urge each and ever speaker to be on hand promptly at meeting as signed to them. H. II. GOUCIIENOUR, Chmn. MRS. C. W. ALLEN, Secretary. t 1 4i -nij Ten Cents A Week. 1 1 1 ! 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 HiHHf front line positions at certain points, according to Field Marshal Haig's of ficial communication issued thois even ing. The communication adds that at all other points the enemy met with requlse. Over a Billion Dollars to Be Paid Farm Hands (By the United Press.) Washigton, May 9. Over a billion and a half dollars will be paid out this year to volunteer farm hands which are being counted upon to help America harvest one of her greatest crops, according to official figures? compiled here. More Money For the Navy (By the United Press.) Washigton, May 9. At the urgent request of Secretary Daniels, the Sen ate committee on Naval Affairs has increased the naval ordnance appro priation bill by two hundred million dollars. ' May Raise Draft J Age to 40 Years Washington, May 8. Legislation rasiing the draft age to 40 years was discussed as a possibility within a few months at a meeting today of Provost Marshal-General Crowder and the house military committee. Although Gen. Crowder made no SDecific rec ommendations members of the com mittee said afterwards that the war department was considering a plan for changes. A BIT OF FINANCIAL HISTORY. The credit of the United States was so high and unquestionable, that in 1900, two years after the Spanish War, 2 per cent bonds were offered at par, and oversubscribed. This is a financial performance no other na tion has ever eqaulled. United States 4 per cent bonds, in 1888, sold as high as 130, and in 1901 brought 139 7-8 on the stock mar ket. The United States has never de faulted on any of its bonds. Not one of its bondholders has , ever lost a cent of principal or interest, except those who voluntarily have taken los ses by selling their bonds in a period of temporary price depression. One hundred cents on the dollar, princi pal and interest, has the United States always paid. Back of the $250,000,000,000 to $300,000,000,000 of our national re sources stands the rugged honesty of America. Liberty Loan Bonds are the safest security in the world. We do not accept subscriptions for less than one month where the paper has to be entered for mailing on the rural "routes or to points throughout the county.