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s. ii i It i71Jt-.-S. D A I Ti .v Volume 1 Number 38. Greeneville, Tenn., Friday Afternoon, May 10, 1018. Ten Cents A Week. jj I , -BmiW 1 i'kii -iiwiiriiiiiifwrifi ii i Turti in ii u iv mi ii ii i flu hue y ri u IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIH 1 '. .I1 ircops Seven Soldiers Killed Out- i .. ... right, Ten Seriously Wound ed In Troop Train Wreck COLUMBIA, S. C., May 10 (By the United Press.) Seven soldiers re known to be dead, ten others are seriously wounded and some expected to die. The troop train carrying the advance guard of the 321st Infantry, leaving Camp Jackson, at Columbia, for Camp Sevier, Greenville, was wreck d about 10 o'clock this morning on a high trestle near Camp Jackson. One of the wheels under a coach broke just as the train reached the trestle. This caused the carto drop, finally going over the trestle and pulling two others with it. One old wooden coach and the steel trucks from another fell on top of the first coach, smashing the men inside. There were thirty five men in this coach. " 1 Bombardment of German Positions by American Artillery Does Great Damage With the Americans in Picardy, May 10.s (By the United press.) The fierce bombardment of the German positions by the American artillery demolished the church at Cantingy and several adjacent , buildings. They plew up the machine gun implacements and post command positions at Fontaine, Monti didier and Coulemarche. - Many buildings at Mesnil and the observation post were set on fire. The bombardment lasted all night ,The concussiojvof the guns rpcked the entire front: , The Germans are making unsuccessful attempts to capture. Ameri can prisoners, not a single one has been captured so far on this front. An attempted enemy raid" was repulsed before they pen etrated the barbed-wire entanglements. Who Ever Continues at Head of The British Government Must Be For the Continuation of the War (For tha United Press by Mason. J New York, May 10. Indications all point to the Lloyd George ministry winning a democratic victory in the house of commons today by defeating militaristic effort to make Major Gen rals sprerior to disciplinary measures imposed by the high civilian authori ties. ... The overthrow of the government will result only if the premier and the chancellor of the exchequer are proven to have deliverately deceived the British nation concerning grave military matters. To assist in cre ating throughout the world an im pression of unreliability of British ministerial declarations will weaken any British politician who sides with General Maurice unless the charges are conclusively maintained. For this reason, ex-Premier As quith may reconsider his initial hos tility to the government as today's debate proceeds, and may in the end withdraw his motion, which amounts to a demand for a formal inquiry into the honor of members of the minis try. It, however,, the government should fall as a result of today's pro ceedings, Asquith would undoubtedly Necessity For War Tax Law Is Being Discussed (By the United Press.) , Washington,- May 10. Expendi tures for the aircraft have been ex ceeded by one hund and fifty-seven million dollars, according to the re port submitted to the Senate today by Senator Thomas, of Colorado. be the first to be requested by the king to form a new cabinet. This would accord with British precedence which requires that the leader of the opposition be offered the premiership when the house of commons over throws the ministers in power. Asquith has been in reality the lead er of the opposition since his own resignation of the premiership, but to the present, he has directed no more than a benevolent opposition against the government. His return to power on a question so closely con nected with the miltaristic issues as the present dispute would result in many difficulties and it is probably Asquith would decline the premier ship because of this fact. ' Who the alternative choice of pre mier would be, it ia impossible to say, but nobody could continue in office a shead of a new British government who had not pledged himself to a whole-hearted continuation of the war. On this point the house of com mons would insist. However, the Maurice incident ends, therefore, Great Britain's support of the allies' cause as fully in the future as in the past, will not be affected in the slightest degree. Aircraft Ex penditures Have Been Exceeded (By the United Pret.) Washington, May 10. Information that Secretary McAdoo considers the passage of the new war tax law im peratively necessary at this session of congress, acted like a bombshell to day in both houses, and the hottest opposition immediately developed. British Naval Forces Make Another Raid On Hun Naval Base; Blockade Entrance London, May 10. (By the United Press.) The British naval forces again raided the German naval base at Ostend, on the Belgian coast, and blockadeed the entrance to the harbor by sinking an old criuser, the Vindictive, which participated in the recent Zeebrugge raid, it has been officially announced. The Vindictive was filled with concreate. The British lost only one motor launch. The casualties were light. FRENCH TROOPS CAPTURE PARK TOGETHER WITH MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED PRISONERS Paris, May 10. The French Troops completely captured a park at Grivesnes yesterday afternoon, capturing two hundred and tyenty-five prisoners and a quantity of material, the French war office reported. BRITISH RECAPTURE SMALL PORTION. OF TRENCH. London, May 10. The British troops last night re-captured a small portion of the trench which the Germans took north of Albert in the morning, Haig reported. Elsewhere there is only artillery activity. GERMAN OPPOSITE AMERICANS SHOW EVIDENCE O FUNEASINESS American Army in Lorraine, May 10. The Germans oppo site the American lines in Lorraine continue to show evidence of uneasiness. They are speeding up their machine gun and ar tillery fire and incrasing their gas bombardments, evidently seeking to forestall any aggressive, action .by,, our men. MAY SEEK NEW LOCATIONS FOR GERMAN NAVAL BASES Washington, May 10. The cessful effort to cork up the U-boat nests, Ostend and Zee brugge, was followed here today by suggestions by the navl of ficers that the British aggressive force a relocation of the German Americans Laugh At the Enemy Gas On Picardy Front Their Force Becomes Stronger Every Day, They Are Better Intrenched, and They Har rass Foe by Continued Fire. With the American Army in Frence May 9. Except for artillery firing and patrolling, there is little new in Picardy. Every day Amercans become stronger. Apparently they are bet ter intrenched than the Germans, who are being continually harassed, day and night. Despite the enemy's heavy expenditure in gas, he heas ob tained no advantage in this sector, the Americans discounting his every move. A letter which seemed to be fresh ly written, found in the clothing of a German killed by the Americans in Picardy, discloses the effectiveness of the American fire against the enemy and the difficulties the Germans are having in bringing up supplies. The letter read: Germany' Food ii Scant. "Here we lie in a village which has been completely demolished by artil lery fire. The village is near Mont didicr. We dare not show ourselves. We live in the cellar. We have to go and get our food at night. Last night I went out with a detail which brought back food. We got a direct hit A shell hit our party, which killed some men and wounded several. I hope we will soon be taken from the western army." - fr - n conclusion of the second sue naval action would eventually bases. Patriotism Above Politics Second Ward Meeting Tonight at 8 O'clock in High School Auditorium. Every voter in the Second ward is requested to come out to-night for the purpose of conferring, one with the other, as to the selection of a non partisan ticket in the coming munici pal election. There will be no cut and dried plans. Every man entitled to vote in the coming election will have his say and eqaul rights with all others in the selection of a ticket. The meeting, will be opened by singing "America," and with a pray er by Rev. J. B. Ely. It will be a "get-together" meeting in a fair and open way. A majority of the people have a right to manage thir own af fairs and their will shall be respect ed. This is no time for politics and bit terness, let every man who loves his town, respects his neighbors, and is willing to accord to others the same privileges he claims for himself, come out to this Citizen's meeting and as sist in naming a ticket for Aldermen in the Second ward. Let every voter in the ward, re gardless of his political affiliations, be on hand promptly at 8 o'clock and in friendly cooperation do his part in helping to unite our people in all good works, and in looking after the in terests of the town in which we live. CITIZENS OF SECOND WARD. 1 i I I I I I I I I I I n 1 1 two nunare! Forty Per Cent of Men in Class ; One Are to Be Called This Year Washington, May 10. (By the United Press.) Approximately forty per cent of the men in the United States now in Class 1 will be called to colors this year. The total number available is two million, thirteen thousand, four hundred and ninety-five. This information was made public today by Pr6vost Marshal General Crowder, following the decision in the House late yesterday determining that the draft quotas shall be based upon the num-J ber in this class, no credit being given for volunteers. Tennessee has seventeen thuosand, one hundred and fifty-four in the second draft quota. ' . Americans Fight Huns With Knives Raid Foe Silently, Killing' Two and Capturing Four of Enemy. With the American Forces on French Front, May 9. The official French report of the patrol action in which American troops in the Lor raine sector of the battle front car ried out a brilliant little operation on May 5, in the vicinity of the hamlet of Anservillers, 'shows the wonderfully enterprising spirit of the American troops. A L This .report, says the .Americans whose activity never relaxes, and whose audacity is remarkable, wanted to see what the Germans opposite them were doing. At 3 o'clock in the morning of May 5, without artillery preparation, three American patrols left the village of Anservillers, which is in the entente allied lines. Two of the patrols took a position on the right and left flank, while the third, composed ot eight men under command of Lieut. Cassidy, executed a clever turning movement and enter ed Anservillers hamlet from the rear and fell upon the German advanced post. The patrol fired only one shot, and then attacked the Germans with tfench knives. A fierce battle en sued, the Germans using the butts of their rifles against the American knaves. The fight ended with the death of two Germans and the wound ing of their corporal, who, with three other men, were brought back to the American lines. There were no cas ualties among the Americans. PERSHING URGES SOLDIERS TO WRITE ON MOTHERS' DAY With the American Army in France May 9, Gen. Pershing has issued the following order to all units of the American expeditionary forces in France: "To All Commanding Officers: "I wish every officer and soldier in the American expeditionary forces would write a letter home on Mothers' day. This is a little thing for each to do, but these letters will carry back our courage and our affection to the patriotic women whose love and pray ers inspire us and cheer us on to vic tory. (Signed) "PERSHING." TWENTY-ONE NAMES IN CASUALTY LIST (By the United Prat.) Washington, May 10. Today's casualty list contains twenty-one names. Four killed in action, one missing, one lost at sea, one died of wounds, three dead of disease, one death from accident, three severely wounded, seven slightly wounded. 1 1 I I 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i HH Prisoners 5UU,000 U.S. Troops Are Now in France Baker Issues First Official Fig ures on Men Abroad. j 1,500,000 THERE IN 1918 Steady Stream Flowing Faster Than Recruits Reach Camp. Washington, May 9. More than 500,000 American troops have al ready been dispatched to France, ac cording to an official announcement made by Secretary of War Baker. The statement, which is the first official "disclosure of the strength of America's present fighting strength abroad, was as follows: Recalls His Promise. "In January I told the Senate com mittee that the strong likelihood was that early in the present year 600,000 American troops would be dispatched to France. I cannot, either now or perhaps later, discuss in detail the number of American troops in France but I am glad to be able to say that the forecast I made in January has been surpasced." - . . -jum f Thrills Military Circles. Mr. Baker, in predicting that 600, 000 troops would be sent overseas early in the year, added that the gov ernment iwould be ready to send 1,500,000 troops to Europe before the end of 1918. The fulfillment of the first part of Mr. Baker's forecast is an augury that the latter part will be fulfilled. DEATH IN WAKE OF STORM Six Known to Be Dead and Property Damage Heavy. Chicago, May 9. Reports reaching Chicago at midnight tonight increased to six the toll of dead in the tornado which late this afternoon swept the central poritions of Illinois and Iowa. At Franklin, 111., two women were killed when the chimney in their home fell, and throughout Christian; Shel by, Mason and Morgan counties, in central Illinois, the property damage appeared to have been great, with 500 residents reported injured. One farmer, residing near Nashua, la., was killed by the storm. BIG CITY TRACTOR HAS ARRIVED The large 7-ton tractor, purchased by the city some months ago, has arrived and will be ready for service at once. The big truck is to be used for pulling the street flusher, street sweeper, and for removing all street accumulations. Oar officials tell us that they can now keep the paved streets clean throughout the city at all times.