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I i I I III ! -Nll-TJ DAILY; Volume l.-1-Number 121. Greeneville Daily Sun, Thursday Afternoon, August 15, 1918. Fifteen Cents A Week. v hi Irmmtf IfMWm WMWU LJ U Vx VX trench TrooDs Are within One lie of R Germans Have Withdrawn From One to Two Miles on a Nine-Mile if . Front In West Edge of Flanders LONDON, Aug. 15. (By United Press.) 3 :30 p. m. The Germans have withdrawn from one to two miles on a nine-mile front in the western edge of the Flanders salient, according to information here. Vieux Berquin, three miles north of merville, was evacuated during the withdrawal. French Continue Their Infiltration Of German Positions and Are Said To Be Within Two Miles of Noyon PARIS, Aug. 15 (By United Press) 4 p. m. The French continue their infiltration of the German positions along the Oise valley north and east of Rib e court. Their outposts have been established within one mile of Ribecourt. They have also reached the southern part of Orscamps forest, extending to within two miles of Noyon. German artillery is heavily gassing Lassigny grove. "We Can Go Through German Lines Whenever We Please," Gen. March I Declares, "With An American H Army WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. (By United Press.) "With an American army of four million men in France, working in con junction with our Allies under one commander-in-chief, will en able us to go through the German lines whenever we please," General March declared. Testimony to this effect was given to the senate military committee and made public today when Senator Chamberlain reported the new man-power bill to the senate. Senator Chamberlain also submitted the committee's report recommending quick action o nthis bill. " It provides for the drafting of men between the ages of 18 to 45. Mr. Chamberlain said that General March indicated to the committee that heavy inroads would be made upon the ranks of young men below 21 years of age. Gen. March favors young men because they are usually unmarried and not settled down in life and have no incumbrances. They are better, physically, than older men, March also said. All men obtained under the new draft law, which will be approximately 2,300,000, will be in France by June, 1919. Number of Prisoners Captured Since July 15th Continues to ' Increase As Reports Come In PARIS, Aug. 15. (By United Press.) Including 10,000 Germans take nin operations still developing, the number of prisoners captured since July 15th now total 73,000 men. Sev enteen hundred guns were seized, the newspaper Echo de Paris estimated today. Total of 30,000 Prisoners Taken In Picardy Drive by British and French LONDON, Aug. 15. (By United Press.) The German prisoners taken in the Picardy drive total 30,000, Haig 'an nounced. Of these the British captured 22,000 and the French took 8,000. ' There has been severe local fighting northeast of Chaulnes. The British have advanced their lines slightly. British Woman's Battalion to Serve With Our Troops LONDON, Aug. 14. Recruiting has begun for a "pal" battalion of Woman's Auxiliary Army Corps for service with the American expe "dilionary forces. Five thousand women are needed, and women who are friends w invited to enlist together, & i of Four Million Men." Next Registration Will Be Held Here The registration of young men who have reached the age of 21 since June 5th, on August 24th, will be conducted at the local board rooms in Greeneville. The list of regis trars published in The Daily Sun yes terday will serve only in the general registration called for the first of September. We are asked to make this explanation that there may be no misunderstanding. 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 1 1 President Wilson Gobs to Mass. Few Days' Rest WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. Presi dent Wilson, after a long conference with Secretary Lansing yesterday af ternoon, suddenly decided to visit his friend, Colonel House, at Mangolia, Mass. He left Washington at 9 o'clock last night on a special train. It is officially stated that the presi dent is off for a rest, but neverthe less there is a distinct feeling in dip lomatic circles here that the trip rep resents events of first magnitude which are brewing and which are most significant. International prob lems, such as the Mexican, Russian and Bulgarian situations, any one of which may be the reason for the president's trip. Mrs. Wilson and Dr. Grayson, the president's private physician, accom panied (him. ' ' Arrive in Magnolia. MAGNOLIA, Mass., Aug. 15. President Wilson arrived here today, accompanied by Mrs. Wilson and Dr. Grayson. The party will remain over the week-end, visiting Colonel House, the president's close friend. President Wilson's unexpected visit is said to be for the purpose of rest ing from his war labors. Kaiser Compelled To Call For Help PARIS, Augv 14. Germany has been compelled to call upon Austria Hungary for help on .the western front and Austro-Hungarian troops are arriving there, the Echo de Paris says. These troops, It adds, are be ing sent to quiet sectors of the front. An Austrian division which Em peror Charles sent hurriedly west ward to help out his hard-pressed German ally has not yet appeared in the line. It is at present, in fact, encamped in Belgium, and is report ed as showing no anxiety to get into the raging furnace to the southwest. Must Cut Out Your Loafing The local board has received in structions from Governor Rye call ing attention to the fact that throughout the state, and especially at the depots along the line of rail ways, men are seen in throngs almost daily, sitting around in idleness. Most of these men are those who have been placed in deferred classes from one cause and another, and on this account they seem to feel that they don't have to work. The boards have been instructed to make a rigid investigation concerning these condi tions, and where the case warrants itj that action be taken and these loaf ers will be re-classified and placed in the service of Uncle Sam. Right of Ways Should Be Cut The road superintendent has re quested us to state that farmers throughout the county are being urged to cut their right of ways through their farms, thereby saving an expense to the county that will amount to many dollars within the run of the year. Where farmers are willing to co-operate with this work tjhe road superintendent is willing to render what assistance he can at any time, ibecourt 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ii 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Signaling From Beach Cottage Is Investigated NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 15. Government authorities are inves tigating alleged signalling to the sea from a cottage at Virginia Beach. A spectacular raid by justice depart ment agents, naval intelligence offi cials last night resulted in disclosing several men attached to the govern ment radio station and three women employes of the ordnance department at Washington. 12,000 Men For Limited Service Called Today WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. By the United Press,!) Geneflall Qrowdeir1 issued a call today for 12,000 limited service white men, for entrapment on August 31. Two hundred men will be taken under this call from Tennessee. Casualty List Announced Today WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. One hundred and twelve casualties were announced today. Seventeen were killed in action and ninety-five were severely wounded. ... There were no Tennesseans report ed in the casualty list today. Germany's Policy In Finland Shows Real Aims of Hun AMSTERDAM, Aug. 14. Dis cussing the machinations going on in Finland and the Baltic provinces to provide thrones for German princes, the socialist newspaper Vorwaerts, of Berlin, gives out a note of warning. "The new thrones to be erected in the east are not only threatened from within but from without," the newspapers say. "The world war is not ended. The new monarchies are based on tjhe quicksands of the Brest Litovsk and he who desires to make the Russian border provinces a branch establishment of the German dynasty must consequently acknowledge as his aim the military domination of the world by Germany. This craze for thrones in the east shuts the door upon a peace by un derstanding and stakes everyth'ng on a military decision. The question in evitably arises whether te situation in the west justified such a policy." Will Confer On Prisoners Formal acceptance by Germany of the American proposal for a confer ence on treatment and exchange of prisoners at Berne, Switzerland, "the middle of September" was transmit ted to the state department yester day through the Spanish foreign of fice. The German government already had accepted the proposal in prin ciple, and though no time had been fixed, the United States appointed delegates, jheaded by Minister Gar rett, at The Hague, to attend the conference. Questions relating to interned civilians also will be discussed, and Two Miles of Nop Schooner Dorothy Barrett Attacked By Submarine Off Cape May Wednesday Vessel Abandoned WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. (By United Press.) The schooner Dorothy Barrett was attacked by a German submarine off Cape May yesterday afternoon, the navy department has announced. - The crew abandoned the boat shortly after the U-boat be gan firing. ' Aviators arriving at the scene reported seeink wake and bubbles after depth bombs had been dropped. Mine sweepers are scouring the vicinity., The vessel was on fire, according to latest reports. French Have Captured Important Heights Which Form The Principal Enemy Defenses LONDON, Aug. 15. (By United Press.) 3:30 p. m. The French are reported to have captured the entire Lassigny Massif heights, which form the principal enemy defenses in this region. Our First Defeat, ' Says Hun Paper AMSTERDAM, Aug. 14. The military writer of the Berlin Zeitung Am Mittag, in preparing the German public for a further retreat of the German forces, says: . "If to ' avoid further fighting we are withdrawing to new positions, thereby allowing the enemy to at tack with great losses, we are serv ing our aims ' better than by sacri ficing our best men in an obstinate struggle for pieces of ground. The decisive moment has not yet come." German newspapers are asking pointed questions concerning reverses in the west and are caustic in their comment. A Berlin dispatch to the Post of Munich complains of the at tempts of certafy German official circles to conceal the truth from the people. It says' this has done incal culable harm and is largely respon sible for the public bitterness. Fight or Die Is Hun Command LONDON, Aug. 15. A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Vladivostok, dated Sunday, says the Germans al ready are conscripting Russians on a small scale. "According to stories of prisoners taken by the Czecho-Slovaks," says the dispatch, "German flying columns are impressing males from 18 to 45 years of age, and are bringing those who dsiobey the mobilization order before Germanized revolutionary tri bunals, which condemn them to death. "These conscripted .units; have Ger man company and platoon command ers and are stiffened by twenty Ger mans or Magyars to every sixty Rus sians." Typhus Fever Sweeps Island Typhus is sweeping the island of Metalin, near Greece, where 60,000 refugees from Asia Minor and Thrace are 'being cared for. Cables to the Greek legation today indicated extreme suffering and famine. " Malaria has broken out in addition to, the typhus, i Montdidier Left Gaunt Skeleton PARIS,. Aug. ,14. Two features of the. Anglo-French advance partic ularly delight Parisians and the A1-. lies within their gates." These f ee. tures are the capture of Chevincourt, about forty-five miles from the cap ital and hitherto the nearest point of the present battle front to Paris, and the bringing under Ire of the Allied guns the Bertha oi Berthas known to be installed between Ham and Guiscard. French troops already are at Ribe court, some three miles beyond Chev. incourt. The Allies' victorious ad vance was uninterrupted during the three days. It was yesterday only that the Germans began to offer des perate resistance along the Chaulnes-Roye-Lassigny line. This did not stop Marshal Foch's men from con tinuing their methodical progress to ward Roye and Lassigny, tjhe latter town ..being on the point of falling, if not already in their hands. The British, too, have been coun ter attacked in the Lihons region,, but they brushed aside the resistance, held their ground there, and north of the Somme advanced further toward Bray. " The Germans crowded in Lassigny, with the Allies at the gates, had what" is perhaps their most terrible ex perience when 120 bombing planes flew over the town and dropped about 30,000 pounds of explosives on the troop-filled streets. ' The enemy had gathered huge quantities of artillery supplies in stalled in the big munition dumps along the Chaulnes-Perronne-Ham line. It is for this reason he is now' fighting fiercely to stem the tide and gain time to remove this valuable material. But Foch is doing precise-, ly all he can to prevent ,cr at ieast' to hinder, this operation.' Allied i airmen havecut all the bridges be tween Peronne and Ham and balked all the enemy's efforts to improvise crossings. The main roads of communication, . thanks to the work of the flying forces, are rendered an inferno for the Germans.