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bushed in the best town in the bestpar7 OF THE BEST STATE BOOST REMEMBER THAT SATAN STAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN LAKELAND, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JAN. 18, 1918 N0.6S INDUSTRY STOP I ...m WIS. i ii hLUWt LI WJEELS 01 ILIS Of IRIS IE st kAUSE Of FUEL ORDER; ONLY " FEW MUNITIONS PLANTS ARE ALLOWED TO OPERATE I STRIKES RIOTS REPORTED I INT WILL NOT INTERFERE UviS COUNTRY WILL BE SATISFIED WITH NECESSITY; ANT: WANT TO CLIP WINGS )P THOSE WHO EXERCISE vmrr A TTnil l'A.T KfHTV (By Associated Press.) F'ashington. Jan. 18. A supple- ntary list adding to the number industries exempted from the 1 restriction order Is in course of iparatloa today. Most of the plants fcluded In the list have been notl. L that they may continue opera- Ins as usual but it appeared doubt- whether the list will be made iMic, since the administration Irs it would be swamped with re- icstB from other industries. Some those notified of exemption were el mills producing ship plates, olen mills making army and navy thing, and certain domestic util es. ?ive Violations In Chicago Reported (By Associated Press ) htcago. Jan. 18. Five alleged blatlons of the coal order were re- rled to the Federal district attor fs office up to ten o'clock. The lenders werP sent for. and If ex- anations are inot satisfactory sit ps said they will be prosecuted. uolumbia Shuts Down Industries; Hopes To Resume ' (By Associated Press.) Columbia, Jan. 18. Local Indus its generally shut down this morn- ? In, obedience to the coal order. ny hoped, however, to resume op- atlon as soon as a ruling can be (fined from Washington on the "und that they used hydro-electric fwer.. nil Food Handling Agencies Are Exempt From The Order (By Associate Press.) Washington. Jan. 18. The fuel imlnistration issued an order today pmpting ''every sort of food hand. 5S. manufacturing and distribut S agency" from the orders. fenate and House Loud In Their Indignation By Associated Press.) Washington. Jan. 18. Attacks on fuel order blazed forth anew in h the Senate and the House to- V. mingled in the Senate with re. 'atment that its resolution had en Ignored. The senator? de- flbed themnolroa an helnff In state of "impotent indignation." Smith, of Michigan, a Republican, said "Tbe Senate , should rise and clip the wings- of those who seek to exercise such authority which never act been Intended." A letter from Garfield to Senator Poko Smith said the "ruling does not apply to newspapers and other industries operated entirely by hy dro electric power." Only One Ice Plant Operating In Savannah fBy Associated Trass.) Savannah. Jan. 18 James M. DIx. on. local fuel administrator, was in structed today at once to direct man ufacturers of ice here to consolidate their Interests In so far as produc tion is concerned. He directed that enly one plant operate and furnish other manufacturers with ice at cost. President Is ''Hands Off" (By Associated Press.) Washington, Jan. 18. It was stated officially today that the Pres ident is not considering interfering with the fuel administration's order, as he feels the country will be satis. fied with its necessity. 500,000 Idle In Chicago AUSTRIA (By Associated Press.) London, Jan. 18. Serious strikes accompanied by riots have taken place in Vienna and other cities throughout Austria, according ' to news agency telegrams to Zurich and other points in Switzerland- STEAMER . TEXAS REACHES PORT UNDER HER 01 STEAM MASONIC HOME BUILDING WILL START AT ONCE Funds Placed in Hands of Committee By Grand Lodge Yesterday St. Petersburg, Fla., Jan. 18.- Funds for the erection of the Ma sonic home and orphanage on the site donated hear the Southland ho tel. north of the city, &ve been placed in the hands of the grand lodge building committee and con struction work will begin at once," according to a telegram received yesterday from F. B. Duryea, who is . (By Associated Press.) Atlantic Port, Jan. 18. Tho Ha-walian-Amerlcarf line steamship, Texas, which was in a collision at spa Monday, arrived here safely to day under its own steam. It became known she was rammed by a con voying warship which punched a large hole in her port side. attending the meeting of the grand lodge at Jacksonville. The message from Mr.. Duryea reads as follows: "The house committee reported this morning, recommending that they immediately start to erect the necessary buildings on the St. Pe tersburg site, according to plans pre. pared by Geo. W. Stewart. These plans have already been approved. The grand lodge unanimously lap proved the report and placed funds In the hands of the committee. Thero was no opposition to St.. Petersburg." Drastic Fuel Order Which Has Stopped All Wheels Of Industry East Of Miss. River (By Associated Press.) Chicago, Jan. 18. More than one billion dollars in capital and half a million workers are idle today In the Chicago district as a result of the government's fuel order, according to figures compiled by commercial bodies.. Business men and manufac turers apparently had decided to ob serve the spirit as well as the letter of the order following futile efforts yesterday to obtain modificatin. The text of the order follows: "United States Fuel Administration, Washington, D. C, Jan. 17, 1918. .. "Regulation Making Provision for a More Adequate Supply for Fuel for Railroads, Domestic Consumers, Pub lic Utilities and Other Uses Necessary to the National Security. "The United States Fuel Adminis tration, acting under authority of an executive order of the president of the United States dated August 23 1917, appointing said administrator in furtherance of the purposes of said order and the purposes of the act of congress therein referred to, approved August 10, 1917, and finding it essen tial effectively to carry out the pro vision of this act, to make provision for a more adequate supply of fuel for railroads, domestic consumers, public utilities, and for other uses necessary to the national security In certain parts of the United States, hereby makes and prescribes the following regulation: How Coal Shall be Allotted "Section 1. Until further order of the United States fuel administrator, all persons selling fuel In whatever capacity shall, in filling their con tracts or orders now on hand, give prcfence to necessr.ry current require ments of: Railroads, domestic con sumers, hospitals, charitable Institu tions, army and navy cantonments, public utilities by-product coke plants supplying gas for household use, tele phone and telegraph plants, shipping for bunker purposes, the United States for strictly governmental pur poses (not including factories or plants working on contracts for Uni ted States), manufacturers of perish able food or of food for necessary Im mediate consumption, and municipal, county or state governments for nec essary public uses. Any tonnage re maining after the foregoing preferred shipments have been made may be applied in filling any other contracts- or orders. "Sec. 2. On the following days, namely, January 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22, 1918, the state fuel administrators and .u. oo.ror1ttoi1 rpnrpsentatlves in Hitchcock resolution. , , mmnnities In the terri- The resolution adopted bye ne ; ... arfl lUi J T - - J a. hereby empowered and directed to di vert such fuel as arrives in such com munities in carload lots to meet the current requirements and to provide an adequate and normal supply for such consumers of fuel as are speci fied in section one hereof. ' "Sec. 3. On the following days, namely, January 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22, 1918, and also on each and every Mon- New York City Is Bewildered (By Associated Press.) New York, Jan. 18. New York to, day entered a five-day period of in dustrial suspension somewhet be wildered as to the interpretation of details of the coal order but deter mined nevertheless to accept patri. Ictically whatever harosmps may ceme. Labor leaders, while depior Ins the order, made arrangements to -SL funds for the relief of those thrown out of work. BUREAU OF MUNITIONS MAY BE CREATED Senate Asked for Delay .- tho time the fuel admlnistra- tor's formal order was made public, last night the senate adopted u ate 50 to 19. follows: -Resolved, that the fuel admlnistra tor of the United States be and he is hereby requested to delay for five davs the order suspending the opera- w,,Btrial plants In portions of the United States In order that Protests may be heard. Investigation made and information presented The vote on the Hitcncoc (Continued on page 8) LUMBER YARDS, STEAM LAUNDRY EATON IRON WORKS AND OTHER INDUSTRIAL PLANTS IN LAKELAND CLOSED FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS LOYD GEORGE DECLARES . COMPLETE RESTORATION OF BELGIUM MUST BE MADE (By Associated Press.) London. Jan. 18. Lloyd George ae dressing labor delegates today, said no man is willing to mako peace without the complete restora tion of Belgium and reparation from Germany. "There has been but one answer," he added, "and if came from Von Tirpltz of Soul never." , Nothiig of Interest to Report (By Associated Press ) London, Jan. 18. There's noth. Ing of Interest to report, the war office announces- KERENSKY IS REPORTED , . day beginning January 28, 1918, and continuing up to and including March 95, 1918, nojnanutacJturer or manufac turing plant shall burn fuel or use power derived from fuel for any pur pose with the following exceptions: "(A) Plants which necessarily must be continuously operated Beven days each week to avoid serious In Jury to the plant Itself or its contents may use only such quantity of fuel as is necessary to prevent such Injury to the plant or its contents. "(B) Manufacturers of plants manufacturing perishable foods or foods for necessary immediate con sumption. (C) Manufacturers of food not perishable and not necessary for im mediate consumption may burn fuel to the extent authoribed by the fuel administrator of the state in which such plant is located or by his duly authorized representative upon appli cation by the United States food ad ministrator. "(D) Plants necessary to the print ing and publication of daily papers may burn fuel or use power derived therefrom as usual, except that on every Monday from January 21 to March 25, 1918, inclusive, they may burn fuel or use power derived there from only to such extent as Is neces sary to print and publish such edi tions as such plants customarily print and publish on legal holidays other than' the Sabbath, or if such plants do not customarily print or publish any editions on such legal holiday, they may burn fuel or use such pdwer to such extent as is necessary, to is sue one edition on the. said Mondays. "(Printing establishments may burn fuel on January 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22, 1918, to such, extent as is nec essary to issue current number of magazines and other publications pe riodically issued. Cold Mondays in Prospect "Sec. 4. On each Monday beginning January 21, 1918, and continuing up to and including Monday, March 25, J 1918, no fuel shall be burned (except! to such extent as essential to prevent Injury to property from freezing) for the purpose of supplying heat for: "(A) Any business or professional office, except offices .used by the Uni ted States, state, county or municipal nments, transportation compa- banks, trust companies, physi cians, or dentists. "(B) Wholesale or retail stores or any other stores, business houses, or business buildings whatever, except that for the purpose of selling food only, stores may maintain necessary TO BE IN SWEDEN (By Associated Press.) Petrograd, Tuesday, Jan. 18. Vfshernla Vremya, which resumed publication this afternoon for tho first time since the Bolshevlki revo lution says Kerensky is now In Sweden. heat on any of the specified days un til 12 o'clock noon; and except that for the purpose of selling drugs and medical supplies only, stores may maintain necessary heat throughout the day and evening. "(C) Theaters, moving picture houses, bowling alleys, billiard rooms, private or public dance halls or any other place of public amusement. Cold Drinking in Barrooms AIL PHOSPHATE PLANTS HAVE CLOSED STATE FUEL ADMINISTRATOR ORDERED ALL PLACES BURN ! INGFUEL OF ANY KIND TO CLOSE FIVE DAYS With the remainder of the nation cast of the Mississippi, Lakeland has felt the drastic fuel order issued by Fuel Administrator Garfield last night, which makes it a violation of tlie law for any industrial enterprise to operate for the next five days, be ginning this morning. As a result of this order, all lumber yards in Lakeland operating by fuel of any kind, all blacksmiths and the Eaton Iron Works and the Lakeland Steam, Laundry have closed, and will ra main shut until the five days have elapsed. Phosphate Plants Close The Lakeland Phosphate Company closed its plant down this afternoon, Mrr -Memminger stating that he wished to comply with th6 law, al though not certain whether phosphate plants were included in the order. Other phosphate plants being "up in tha air" over the situation, have al so decided to play safe, and have, closed their plants. No Laundry for Next 5 Days Speaking of the order, Mr. Weaver, the proprietor of the Lakeland Steam Laundry, said: "Of course, we are going to close, as we do not deslro to do anything that is a violation of the law, but in so doing a big hard- "Section 5. On each Monday, be ginning January 21, 1918, and contln- ship will bo worked upon the hotels, ulng up to and including March 25, boarding houses and hospitals of the 1918, no fuel shall bo burned for the city, who havo big orders filled dally purpose of heating rooms in which and who can hardly operate without intoxicating liquor is sold or served their laundry being done." on these days. "Nothing in this regulation shall be Lumber Plants Shut Down The Lakeland Manufacturing Com, construed to forbid the heating of res- Eany and the pok County Lumbef taurants, noicis or otner p.aces m fompany have cl()8e(, down and which meals are served, but in which thep p,ant flnd workmen w,u b no intoxicating liquor is sold or served ., for the flve.day pcrlo( on the said Mondays. ..... . ,., , Eaton Iron Works Suspends Work "Section 6. No fuel shall be burn- T, . .,r . , . .,... , , , Tlie Laton Iron Works closed el on any of the Mondays specified in1 .,., . . . . , , A, . . promptly at noon when Mr- Eaton the foregoing section for the purpose.. ., . .. , ,, . 00 tulkfid over tho lnnw rltatnnpA thnno of supplying power for the movement: ... . . T . : . . . . 'with State Fuel Administrator Wil liams. The Eaton Iron ploys about fifty men. ; thought at first that as bis plant Uispd electric power it would be ex 'empt, but ho was informed that such operation would be a violation of Work em. Mr. Eaton of surface, elevated, subway or sub urban cars or trains In excess of the amount used on Sunday previous thereto. "Section 7. Nothing in this regula tion shall be construed to apply to or nffprt thA nnorntlnn nf nnv mlnfl or plant producing fuel, nor shall this lh 'aw' a"d Plant b 0 regulation be construed to forbid the heating of such rooms or offices or such nortions of bulldlnes as are used in connection with the production, ' 'strator Arthur T. Williams over the lcirijr distance teiepnone to Jackson- unlil Wednesday. Affects All Industries Burning Fuel In talking with State Fuel Admln- transportatlon or distribution of fuel. "Section 8. State fuel admlnistra- viile this morning, the latter said: tors and their representatives specif- Tho ordcr affect9 every Industrial ically authorized to do so are hereby empowered to grant such relief that plant, every lumber yard and dry kiln using fuel or power, every may be essential to prevent Injury to!sltlEm laundry and every blacksmith health or to prevent destruction of or!choP n the State, and tell all these in Lakeland to close Immediately." With this Information, the enter prises above mentioned closed their doors and will not open for business until next Wednesday. Ice Plant Is Exempt The lce Plant will continue to op. erate, as this comes under the head of a public utility, and all public utilities are exempt. Cannot Heat Stores The order affects all stores, banks, etc., insomuch a3 they can not al low any heat to be used in their (Continued on page 8) injury to property by fire or freezing "Section 9. This regulation Is ef fective throughout the United States east of the Mississippi river Includ ing the whole of tho states of Louis iana and Minnesota. Punishment for Violation of Order "Section 10. Any person, firm, as sociation or corporation which vio lates or refuses to conform to the above regulation may be liable to the penalty prescribed in the aforesaid act of congress. (Signed) "H.A. GARFIELD, "U. S. Fuel Administrator." la these Ivllages. which often are I iwmriMn imnr " rsic! r o mmmt t.tir Tht sniii 4.. r art quarter (NX 4) all t!of U atctloa mt- I 95T NoTnbr, 1MT. 0. O. ROGERS, 8paclal Uattw.