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Volume 1 Number 38.
Greeneville, Tenn., Friday Afternoon, May 10, 1018.
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Seven Soldiers Killed Out-
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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."
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conclusion of the second sue
naval action would eventually
Above Politics
Second Ward Meeting Tonight
at 8 O'clock in High School
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.
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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
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
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
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.
With the American Army in France
May 9, Gen. Pershing has issued the
following order to all units of the
American expeditionary forces in
"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."
(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.
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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.
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.
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.

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