U. S. SOLDIERS SICKEN
AT SLAUGHTER OF HUNS
Engineer* who Helped to Stem
Um Onruahing German Tide
Pouring Scythe-Like Stream
of Bullets Into Enemy Un
til Weapon* Were m Hot a*
to be UmIom.
With tha American Army in France
Man Jay, April S.- -Tha American rail
way anfinwra who helped stem tha
ttda of tha onfuahing German* during
tha opening day* of tha battle now in
pragraaa fought shoulder to shoulder
with Canadian anginaara in carrying
out thair task. Thay hald thair ground
atubbarnly and only ratirad to pre
viously praparad position* when fore
«d to do ao and inflicted casualties by
tha thousand upon tha (iarmana aa
thay advanced in cloee formation, in
one place in ns many aa seven wavaa,
each wave 10 men deep and 100
yarda apart. The Americans with tha
Canadian* hail all the ammunition
thay needed, and although they were
unsupported by the artillery and arm
ed only with rifle* and with a few ma
chnie guns, they poured scythe-like
stream* of bullet* into the enemy at
several different time* until the wea•
pons were so hot a* to be useless.
Thin handful of American soldier*,
who were not hurdened to *uch terri
fic slaughter, was sickened by the
shambles it created, but fought fur
iously for several days helping to hold
the enemy all the way from St. Quen
tin to the vicinity of Noyon. These
were the Americans mentioned at the
tima in the olflciitl communique*, but
these details of their exploits it has
only now been possible to secure.
Wh<-n -the German attack began tha]
American* were working in the rear'
lines with the Canadians, under Cana
dian command. They quickly threw
down their tool* and seized the wea-'
pons with which they had been armed
for some months and formed them
selves into a fighting unit. The Ger
mans came on and finally reachnd the
positions where the Americans were
The exact number of the prisoners
cannot be given, but they are compar
atively small. They had no inten-j
tion of retreating however, and were
bent upon killing all the Germans pos
j\s me nrsi (tray enemy advanced,
the American forces let them come
until they were within certain range;
then opened fire, pouring in a storm of
bullets. Gaps appearing in the ad
vancing lines at many places, soma of
them large, where the machine guns
had chewed through. Still the Ger
mans came on, without firing a sin
gle shot—just advancing.
The Americans were unable to un
<iei stand these tactics, but, neverthe
less, were certain that it was a ques
tion of slaughtering the enemy or be
ing themselves mothered under this
advance. By this time their weapons
were so hot that they could not be
used effectively and the enemy wat
close, so that the engineers retired,
fighting took up another position then
turned and began operations again;
A British officer who witnessed the
engagement is reported to have said:
"They held on by their teeth until the
last moment, inflicting terrific casual
ties on the enemy. Then they moved
back and waited for the Germans, and
re pea ten] the performance."
Engineers Nearly Exhausted.
By the time the engineers had
reached a place somewhere near Noy
on they were nearly exhausted and al
most without equipment. There they
were given a rhance to rest and re
equip. According to all reports, they
were entitled to It, for certainly they
gave the Germans a generous sample
of what the enemy is to expect from
the American army.
During a battle unusual stories al
ways crop up, but the following U cne
which the ooii»s|iu«i4— t heard from
an unquestionable source and it is
iffr-*—*- - .
••14 to have bwi verified.
In one of tha p«Hoda whan, the
A marie an engineers and their Cana
dian raair*d» In arasa wara holding
a position, what a ppeared to ha a
British ataff motor drova up. Tha
drivar wu in tha uniform of a Rritiah
aoldiar and a man in the tonnaau wan
in tha uniform of a British utaff offl
Tha officer "tapped out and aaked
for the commanding officer. He wan
| taken to a Canadian officer, nearby.
| The utaff officer ordered .ha comman
| iter to retire four kilometera, saying
that tha German* were preaaing on
both flank* and he might he cut off.
For numi reason the Canadian com
mander became auapicioua. lie had
tho staff offleir -tcarcheil when the lat
ter failed to produce 'lis authority,
and pa pern were found on him prov
ing that he waa a German officer. Me
and hia chauffeur were immediately
American engineer officers are aaid
to have been preaent when this inci
150,000 to B« Sent to Camp*.
Washington, April 6. — Approxi
mately 160,000 men will be aent to
training camp* during the flve-day
period beginning April 26 under or
der* aent to state governors Unlay by
Provost Marshal General Crowder for
mobilization of the April cull for the
second draft. This ia three times the
number it waa ordinarily planned to J
call and ia nearly twicc he monthly
quota as based on the calling of 800,
000 men over a period of nine months.
Calling out of the increased num
ber waa made necessary by the de
cUn of President Wilson to respond
■■til ■ Mi»
and Great Britain for reinforcement*
in the great battle in Picnrdy. Vacan
cies in national army diviaiona result
ing from the withdrawal of men to
complete national guard and regular!
army units and for the formation of1
special technical units asked General [
Pershing, will be made good by thej
April draft. Those division.- farther t:
advanced in training are to receive j
first attention in order that the max
imum number of complete units may
be sent abroad soon.
Failure of Congress to pas* the
amendment to the selective act, which
would permit the fixation of state
quotas on the number of men in clas
one, necessitated temporary adher- j
ence to the old system.<
Local boards have been officially
advised, however, that tiicy are to
ignore "quotas" for the time being: |
and to simply continue calling up men |
until they have obtained the number
they have been instructed to forward.
When a basin for establishing state
quotas has been found, due credit
against future increments will be giv
en for those already called.
Among the men to be called will be
approximately 116,700 whites and
33,700 negroes. Pennsylvania leads
with 10,965; Ohio is second with 10,
302, and New York third with 10,171.
Virginia is asked for 1,065; North
Carolina for 5,054; South Carolina for
l,y6'J; and Tennessee for 4,751.
Negroes Make Noble Response.
A negro man, unmarried in Ohio
had accumulated about $200,000 of
property when the war came on. He
sold every dollar's worth of prope^y
and bought Government securities
with the proceods. Then he hinvelf
joined the army. This was a noble
>-e*non«e. The negroes of North Car
olina are making scarcely less noble
responses in the War-Savinps Cam
pa rn. The flrst $100 War Savitigs
Certiorate bought by a woman in
Cha'hsm County was by a colored
wrmnn, the rook of Mr*. Olive Wab
' liter, Postmistress at SiUr City. There
are a number of negroes in the State
i who have already become members
1 of the 1 imit Club by puirhasing *1000
of Sumps,—all that the law nilows.
When their names are published It
i will be a roll of honor for their race.
FORCE TO THE UTMOST.
Wtnw HU Pooplo Again That
Triumph of Arms for Ger
many MaanaRuin for *11 tho
Ideals Amarica has woo and
Baltimore, M<1„ April A.— Preaident
Wilson, at a great Liberty loan cele
bration bar* tonight, gave America'a
answer to the German drive on the
western hattla front; to tha renewed
propaganda for a German made peace
to all proposals to end tha war before
Germany Is awakened from her dream
of world domiri'on. The President's
"Force, force to the utmoat, force
without a tint of limit, tha rtghteoua
and triumphant force which shall
make right the law of the world and
cart every selfish domirion down in
Preaident Wilson'* acceptance of
Germany* challenge that the isaue be
tween the central powers and hor en
emies lie settled by force brought
persona cheering to their feet.
At the conclusion of the ('resident's
address subscription* were opened
for Liberty bonds. The Savings Bank
of Baltimore immediately took one
million dollars worth. Other large
amounts were subacribed.
A few hours before the President
spoke he had reviewed a diviaion of
citizen soldiers, railed only a few
months ago from the pursuits of peace
now transformed into fighting men to
carry the idecla of America to the
battle fields of Europe: at the moment
a million more of their kind were ail
over the land celebrating the opening
of tha third Liberty loan; while lbs
mobilising the great army^
of a second million were going out to
What Germany Seeks.
Those were some of the physical
foots which backed hi* words, when
after review'ng briefly the evidencei
that Germany seeks a Germany-made
l>eai'f for her dominion he declared:
"I accept the challenge. I know
that you acept it. All the world shall
know you accept it. It shall appear
in the utter sacrifice and self for
get fulness with which we shall give
all that we love and all that we have
to redeem the world and make it fit
for free men like ourselves to live in.
This now is the meantng of what we
do. Let everything that we say. my
fellow countrymen, everything that
we henceforth plan and accomplish,
ring true to this response till the ma
jesty and might of our concerted pow
er shall till the thought and utterly
defeat the force of those who flout and
misprize what we honor and hold
ucrmsny nan once more saiu mm
force anil force alone shall decide
whether justice and peace Khali reiijn
in the affairs of men; whether right
as America conceive* it or dominion
as she conceives it shall determine the
destinies of mankind.
"There is therefore but one re
sponse from ii*; force, force to the ut
most, force without stint or limit, the
righteous force which shall make
ritfht the law of the world and cast
every selfish dominion in the dust."
(■ive« Warning Again.
Warning anew that a triumph of
arms for (ierman* means ruin for all
the ideals of America has won and
lives for, the President reiterated he
was willing to discuss at any time a
fair, just and horest peace sincerely
proposed, "a peace in which the strong
and weak shall fare alike."
"But the answers." aid he, "when
I propose such a peace, - ame from the
German commanders in Russia and I
rannot mistake the meaning of the
"They are enjoying in Russia," the
President declared, "a cheap triumph
in which no brr ve or gallant nation
cm long take pride. A great people,
helpless by their own art, lie* for the
time at their mercy. Their fair pro
(ualmi in ' forgotten. Thay no
wK«ra Mt up Justice, but everywber*
Impama their p«wer .ojI axrloit avary
thing far thair own uaa and ugitn
rlliateant; and the people* of conquer
ad prorincaa are Invited to ha fraa
under thair dominion.
"Ara we not jo-tiitej in battering
that they would do tha ume thing at
thair waatarn front If they were not
there fare to face with armies whom
the<r countless division* cannot over
Tha houne cheered for se\ al mir.
utaa when the Pre indent arose to
' prak and It wan uinie minute* beiore
he could make himitelf heard.
former Governor rtiillippa I. Gold
sborough, introducing tha Pre>ld*ni,
deciarrd that out of the war would
rume a new world dedicated to liberty.
Mr. Goldsborough, a republican, that
all parti** in the country must rally
behind tha executive.
Whan the President declared that
he accepted Germany'* challenge and
that force must decide the i**ue the
audience arose to ita feet and cheered
for aaveral minute*.
The President's audience wai plain
ly with him in hia denunciation of
Germany's military master*. It ap
plauded hia declaration that he ia
ready at any time to diacus* a juat
peace sincerely proponed.
The President declared that noth
ing ia proponed for Germany but
justice was warmly applauded as was
his statement that Germany'a course
in Russia is a cheap triumph.
Information for Miller*.
Milling Division Cicular No. 13,
form MD-1270 has recently been mail
ed to every wheat and rye mill of ra
cord direct from tha New York Office.
rule* in regard to the amount of flour
that you may sell to your customer,
and also limits the amount of flour
that can be delivered to the farmer in
exchange for wheat. If you have not
received a copy of thi* circular, plea.ne
advise us by return mail and w« will
have you supplied.
Under the new rules, you must not
sell more than -4 V* pounds of flour to
customers living in cities and towns,
and more than 49 pound* of flour to
customer* living in farm and rural
communities, but in no case, taken to
gether with all flour on hand, more
than his normal requirements for the
next thirty days, without written per
mission from the County Food Admin
On exchange or custom milling, you
must not in any case grind for or de
liver to the farmer more than hii
normal thirty daya' requirement* of
flour, and you must also require him
to purchase an equal amount of flour
substitutes, unless he will sign the
certificate shown in the circular, cer
tifying that the wheat was grown by
him on his farm, that the amount of
flour delivered to him, together with
all flour on hand, will not give him
mure than a normal thirty days' sup
ply for his household or establishment
and that he will not sell. Ici.d or de
liver such flour to any one nor will
he permit such flour to be used for any
purpose except for human consump
tion in his own household.
Some of the smaller mills in this Di
vision have been grinding wheat for
the farmer in large quan.ities, deliver-,
ing him the flour, which the farmer ^
then sold, or in .soma eases, mills, have
grvund the wheat and purchased the:
flour from the farmer.
The above rules app!y to all wheat.
and rye mills, regardless of capacity,.
. iid we will icecmmend the cancel
lation of the license of any mill violat |
United States Food Administration,
Southeastern Milling Division,
E. U. Kelly, Divisional Chm.
Indentation near) always disturbs
th« >leep ninr* or less, ami i* often
the can < of • mnia Fnt a light
sunne •» ;h little If any meat and no
milk: *l»o tat * ne of rtiamberlata's
Tablet, immedately after suMer,
and nee if voti do not -««t muck bat
ter. Obtainable everywhere.
j HUNS FIGHTING UPHILL.
N.u Hub 0»Jy l«.igniftcaat
C*'i» •> m Hor. ibU Cm*.
Pacing A®ar.can, Kr.nch and Brt
«i'h troop, .trong), entranthad aud
»*U aqMppad for UtU., the Garman
army ha* for the moment given up iu
i lir,ct drive again«t Amiani. Aftar
I utUr r.puUe in hi. «ff„n to smash
•traight th rough t to hi. objective, the
•remy now i. attempting . new ma
neuver which i. intended u, broken
the field of art ion «md reduce the men
ace of a counUr o(T«uw that would
nullify all the gain, made by the Teu
ton. .Ilu e March 21.
Koport. from the hattjeline in PI
rardy li*rlo*e the first stageu of thu
new German offensive aimed at citherI
»ide of the salient in the allied Itnaa.
From Labawae .anal, in the north. to
the actors ea.t .,f Uon, the gro.t
artillery force, of the enemy are thun-1
denng, with the bombardment deepen-1
in* at plate: to inten*ty of drum-'
The lenirth of thi, front i, appro*]- I
mutely 120 mil... North „f Un», ea,t
of Arra». along the new front running
throught Bucquoy to Albert, south tol
Montdidier and thence eastward pant!
Las.igny and Noyon to a point far be
yond Chauny. the German, are ham
mering the allied line, in ,ttempt
to break the dcfence. and prepare
them for the infantry assault which
may be expected at any moment.
On the western "elbow" of the sa
lient in the allied line, the German,
are forced to fight uphill. Their ad
vance across the lower ground along
the Sommi, Ancre, Avre, and Lure
river, ha, carried them, up to a par
apet of hill, which sentinel the road
U Attack, alan.-r tkia na,
tural bulwark have netted the enemy
only in.ignifirant gain, at a horrible
At point, the German efforts have
gained, but t>cse ^ains have resulted
>nly in the formation of sharp salient,
which are swept by rifle and machine
-un fire and Umpe.sU of .hell, when
ever enemy troop, are seen forming
for an attack.
There is a wholesome respect in the
German general ttaff for the allied
reserve army which, a. yet, appears to
have been drawn upon lightly to meet
the Teutonic attack. The attack on
the French line, southwest of Chauny
i, for the purpose of removing a men
acing salient and the gaining of bet
ter protection to the German left flank
ThU autault is still going on and it
has made considerable progress. The
tierman. struck through the lower
forest of Coucy and have reached a
point, soutli of the village of Kolem
bray. The Berlin official statement
claims that 2,000 prisoner, have been
1 ut an attack or large dimensions
is planned for the front of Arras
northward to Lens is considered pro
bable by military experts. As long
as this front is in iu present posi
tion, the Germans cannot exert their
full strength on the line before
Amiens. The cannonade in this re
gion may be the prelude of a massed
attack such as bent the British line
during the later days of March.
Notwithstanding the statement
made on Friday by Stephen Pichon the
French foreign minister, that "Amer
icans now are fighting in Picardy,"!
nothing definite has been learned'
about where General Perishing'* men '
are located, or what part they are'
playing in this battle of battles.
On the American held sector* near
Verdun, east of Lunevilte and north
pa l of Tout, only ordinary trench ac
tivities have been reported.
l.ittle has been heard from the Ita
lian front. The concentration of
Austrian troops in that theater of the
war it considered warning that major
activities may be looked for there,
probably in the mountainous country,
but there hn» Uen no indication that
the Teutons plan to launch their at
tack at aa early dale.
SHOULD WIN T
North Ctroiiaifi «n At king
i" •# S*riouMMM, Say a Git
b*rt T. Stcphenaon.
Winston Salem, N. C. April 6.—M
<lr»t 1 had no ar»w«r for tha que«tioa,
"Nuppoae Germany should win, wo«li
war Sivjnp Stumps be worth any
thing?" -ant Gilbert T. Htaplieneea
lecantly, State Organizer for W«
Savin*.. "I merely looked my ill*,
gust and muttered silently my coa.
tempt for any person wh.j *ouU
a»k »urh a questioi.. But later," ha
Mid, "I became convinced that this
question wax a. lead in all aariountia*
and not to *ee what I would nay. I
learned there were people in -oam
aartions of the State who ware .till
frying to convert their greenback int*
(fold, believing if fit-many rhould v/in,
«T»ld would be -vi rth face value white
i;rei i back w i.id be worth leu*. Sa
when I realised that Amcricun citi
zens, many of tiem, were asking this
que;'tion for Information, I repressed
my first inclination and said "Ccme,
let ui reason together.' And thjs wa
"Suppose Germany should win! Tha
blood of our American youth wha
went down in defeat and gave their
life -for the cause would be upon tha
heads of those who hoarded their "old.
We have plenty of men to win t*iia
war. We have plenty of goods to
supply the m-n. All that we ne"d is
to get the men ar.d the goods together
at the right time and in the proper
proportions. That requires money.
Money, theref.ro is as eatential to
winning the war as men or g xxia.
And he who with hold* His mone*r ia
really witholding the succor that
■pells victory over Germany.
"Suppose Germany should win' Sha
would exact of the United States an
indemnity that would consume every
dollar in the country, greenback or
gold. She has already bragged that
xhe meant to make the United State*
pay the cost of this war. Sixteen
years before the war came, the Ger
man Admiral, Von Goetzen, told Ad
miral Dewey that in about fifteea
years Germany would start a great
war, seize New York and Washington,
and take a billion or so of our dollar*.
"Suppose Germany should win' Our
gold, if Germany should let us keep it,
would be worthless. Golif is valuable
only insofar as it will purchase neces
sities and comforts of life. One can
not eat it, or wear it, or otherwisa
subsist on it. Germany, the lord of
our land would make us a subject peo
ple, would consume our goods for her
self, would leave us only the straw
and husks. You yourselves have tha
answer in your hearts and hands aa
to whether Germany shall win this
war. If Germany should win, neither
gold nor greenback would avail ua
Fanner Loum Barn by Fire.
Mr. J. Fulton Towe * prosperous
young farmer who lives eight miles
north of this city, had the misfortum
to lone his feed barn and much ether
property by fire last Thursday night.
The Are was discovered about mid
night and had made too much head
way to be stopped. The stock in
cluding five head of horses and four
of cuttle were all burned, besides a
large amount of feed, tools harness,
ftc. The entire loss Is as much as
11,500.00 with no insurance.
After the fire had been discovered
it was found that the telephone wire
eas rut near Mr. Towe's home and
this and other circumstances indi
cated that an incendiary had been the
rause of the fire. Blood hounds were
■erured from beyond the mountaia
ind used in trying to locate the gtril*
;y party. As the result of the Inree
Igatios made warrants were issued
for three young men of the aeighker
iood„ Wm. and Raleigh Devell and
Prank Willsrd and they at* con." ^ad
a Jail at HiUertlle «e MMft their
trial charged wMk 1