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1 . Volume 1. Number 175. Greeneville Daily Sun,, Thursday Afternoon, October 17, 1918. Fifteen Cents A Week. I 3 ? .....iiinni,. 1 I I - . ST J ! i V t M It ' 1 . f ., J E v '11.' I If. D AIL f n P IT T1T 11 p ; . n Tp i f n I 1 till t Iff i i 1 i I 1 f I II r 1 III Fighting In Mud and Rain Americans Threaten to Force Germans Out Remainder of Kreimhilde Line British Naval Forces Have Occupied Ostend-Official Dispatch Denies Report Kaiser Has Abdicated Allies Have Captured Lille British Troops In Complete Occupation of Great Fortress and Industrial City (By The United Press.) LONDON, Oct. 17.-Lille has been captured by the Allies, it was learned today in reports re ceived through dispatches from the battle front. They stated that Britishtroops were completely in occupation of the great fortress and industrial city. Fighting In Mud and Rain, Americans Threaten to Force Germans Out of Remainder of Kheimhilde Line (Bj The United Press.) WITH AMERICAN ARMIES IN FRANCE, Oct. 17. Fight ing in the mud and rain, Americans are threatening to -force the Germans out of the remainder of the Kreimhilde line. The Yankee's are advancing northward , from Grand-Pre. They have practically cleared the enemy from the Logos woods and are approaching Beffu, two miles north of Grand-Pre. British Forces Have Occupied Ostend LONDON, Oct 17. British naval forces have occupied Ostend, jt' is off icially announced by" the Royal Air Force this afternoon. Aviators reported Ostend clear of the enemy this morning and Vice Admiral Keyes, commander of the British channel fleet, landed at the former submarine base at 12:55 this afternoon. First American Army Continues Attack Today and Fresh Gains Are Made (By The United Press.) WASHINGTON, Oct. 17. The First American army con tinues its atack to the east of the Meuse, General Pershing re ported today. He also announced fresh gains in Boise, Dele Grand and Montaigne. -JSC British Began a New Attack On A 10-Mile Front Between La Cateau , And Bohain at 5:20 This Morning (By The United Press.) LONDON, Oct 17. The British began a new attack on a 10-mile front between Le Cateau and Bohain at 5:20 this morn ing. Haig reported that they were making satisfactory progress. Belgian Troops Continue Advance And French Take Additional Towns (By The United Press.) LONDON, Oct. 17. The Belgians have captured' Thourout and Schoorbakke, Haig announced today. The French troops have taken Ardoye and Lichtervelde, southeast of Thourout. Italians Are Pleased With President's Reply To Germany (By The United Press.) ROME, Oct. 17. President Wilson's reply to Germany com pletely agrees with the Italian views, it is announced officially. Allies Have Broken Through German Second Defense Line In Belgium (By The United Press.) PARIS, Oct. 17. A complete break through has been effect ed by the Allies in the German second defense line in Belgium, according to battlefront dispatches. Dense masses of cavalry are pouring through the breach and are reported to have ad vanced nine miles. UNITED PRESS WAR REVIEW The British and Americans have suddenly launched a new attack on a 10-mile front be tween La Cheteau ' and; Bohain this morning. This drive is aimed directly at Hirson, which is less than 25 miles eastward which guards the western tip of the impassable Ardennes. The capture of Hirson will definitely split the Ger man armies and leave the divided force no choice of an exit from Belgium and northern France. The Allied drive in Belgium is progressing well. The Belgian cavalry is reported to have entered Thielt, which lis only 15 miles from Ghent, Haig announced that the Belgians, Brit ish and French had gained nearly four miles on a 30-mile front yesterday. The capture of Thourout, Menin and iseveral other towns has been confirmed. ' . You Can Run Your "Lizzie" Next Sunday (By Th United Press.) t WASHINGTON, Oct. 17. The ban on the use of automobiles 051, Sunday was unconditionally lifted today. Calls For Men Over 37 Will Begin On March First Sixth Federal Reserve District Is Lagging (By The United Press.) ATLANTA, Oct: 17. The Sixth Federal Reserve District is lagging in its subscription tp the Fourth Lib erty loan. District headquarter? an nounced today that only one hundred and thirty million of the one hundred and ninety-two million quota had been subscribed. Nashville, and Chatta ncoga are tha only large cities that hae gone "over the top." Tax On Checks Added To New Revenue Bill WASHINGTON, Oct. 17. A tax of two cents on all bank checks is provided for in an amendment to the war revenue bill adopted by the sen ate finance committee which is re vising the house draft. P , WASHINGTON, Oct. 17. Draft calls for men who have passed their .37th birthdays are- expected . to begin about March 1st. Plans for bringing the older class of new registrants into camp have not been completed, but the approximate date of the first calls was disclosed by publication of testimony by Pfovost Marshal Gen eral Crowder before the house mili tary committee.. Peak of Epidemic Passed In Camps WASHINGTON,. Oct. 16. While Spanish influenza continues to spread among the civilian population gener ally, a continued decrease in the number of new cases at army camps led army medical officials to believe that the peak of the epidemic among the soldiers has been passed. Sec retary Baker, in announcing the good reports, 'said they indicated that the measures taken by the surgeon gen eral's office had brought the disease under definite control. In clubs of five you can Get The Daily Sun by mail for $2. . News of Hun Surrender Unconfirmed; Reply to President Expected Today LONDON, Oct. 16. (6:03 p. m.) Reuter's Limited learns that the German reply to President Wilson is expected to Jbtf communicated immediately and that it is likely to constitute a general acceptance of the president's conditions. LONDON, Oct. 16. (6:12 p. m.) The German reply to President Wilson's latest note probably will be sent today, according to "news received here tonight through diplomatic channels from Holland. It is expected that the reply will be an acceptance of, President Wilson's terms with some stipula tion to the effect that the interests of the German people must be respected. . AMSTERDAM, Oct. 16. The Niewe Roterdamsche Cour ant today issued a special edition giving -the report that Ger many had capitulated and. that Emperor William had abdi cated. The Courant later withdrew its statement reporting the capitulation of Germany and the abdication of Emperor William. This step was taken, the newspaper says, because it was unable to obtain any confirmation of the report. Report That Kaiser Has Abdicated Is Denied In Official Dispatch (By The United Press.) AMSTERDAM, Oct. 17. An official denial that the kaiser has abdicated is contained in a Berlin dispatch received here today. Diplomatic Officials Are Without t Official Word From Germany Answer Is Expected Soon (By The United Press.) WASHINGTON, Oct. 17.7Diplomatic offi cials here are without official word from Ger many's reply to President Wilson. It is expected today that the answer is coming very soon. Unless Immediate Peace Is Effected Bolshevist Revolution Imminent In 1 Germany Socialists Alarmed And Draw Up New Government (By The United Press.) LONDON, Oct. 17. Unless peace is effected immediately a bolshevist revolution will break out in Germany, according to dispatches received here today from sources said to be authori tative. Bolshevism has -been .located -among the industrial classes. Regular socialists are alarmed and have drawn up a form of government which they will seek to establish in the event of the kaiser's' abdication, hoping to head of the anarchy of bolshevism. Revolution Has Broken Out ' In Constantinople Germans Said Said to Have Rushed Warships There (By The United Press.) GENEVA, Oct. 17. A revolution has broken out in Con stantinople against the young Turks, the Tribune De Geneva reported today., The Germans are said to have, rushed twenty warships from the Black sea to protect the adherents of Enver Pasha. Belgians Are Marching On Ostend , (By The United Press.) LONDON, Oct. 17. The Belgians are marching on Ostend. the former German submarine base, according to battlefront dispatches. . British Have Captured Courtrai. (By The United Press.) PARIS, Oct. 17. The British have captured Courtrai after violent street fighting, according to the Petit Journal. British Cavalry Penetrates Thielt. (By The United Press.) PARIS, Oct. 17 The British cavalry has penetrated Thielt, it has been announced here today. French Troops Remained In Contact With Huns All Night On Whole Front (By The United Press.) PARIS, Oct. 17. French troops maintained contact with the Germans last night on' the whole front between the Oise and Serre rivers, the war office announced today. Serbian Troops Have Captured Aleksinatz and the French Occupy Pirot i - 1 J (By The United Press.) LONDON, Oct. 17. Serbian troops have captured the town of Aleksinatz, 20 miles northwest of Nish, ihe Serbian war office announced. The French have occupied Pidot, 35 miles southwest of Nish.