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TheJLareland Evening Telegram
PUBLISHED IN THE BEST TOVvW BOOST REMEMB' THAT SATAN STAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HI3 HOME TOWN E BEST PADT M- " VM.UME VII i - n ur i m h hcq t cvap , LAKELAND, FLORIDA, TUESDAY' JAN. 29. 1S18 iir AAnnrn m Tn..,M -j RjGUJMtiU t SSFF HUUEnLMCH. 115 GERMAN GERMANS AMn OHIO DIUFPQ Dome HAS $500,000 mm TERMS " m 2? . ORE: IRON AND BOMB LONDON: TR0( UK AND MVttP N M IIF REFINING PLANT ONE Of CRAET TROOPS PACKETS BEF0RF H -DK1 B No. 75 THOSE ABOARD CRY FOR HELP FLOODS EXPECTED LATTER PART OF THE WEEK STREAMS IN W. VA. AND KY. OUT OF THEIR BANKS; DAM AGE TO RIVER BOATS WILL BE ABOUT $200,000- (By Associated Press.) Paducab, Ky.- Jan. 29 Descending ice gorges in the Tennessee and Ohio rivers converging here today ewept the winter fleet of packets and other craft from their moorings and carried them down the stream. Ap peals for help from persons ma rooned on the craft were plainly heard as they passed the city. A re port from Metropolis, Ills., said that several packets were seen standing on end in the ice. It is said that probably a dozen boats were caught by ice. The damage if all are lost is estimated at $200,000, Reports Serious Ice Movement LBy Associated Press.) Pittsli&rgh, Jan. 29 The weather hureau reports today were that the Moohgahela river, is rising rapidly from Fairmont, W. Va. North and south the ice is moving out. It is ex. pected to reach tho neighborhood ot Pittsburgh tonight, precautions against damage to river craft beins taken. PATRIOTIC BURGLAR DESTROYS KULTUR San Francisco, Jan. 29. Here's in troducing the patriotic burglar. He entered the home of Mrs. P. Rettig here and pocketed what loose change he could find in her room. Then he strolled into the room occupied by Otto Grafts, where he found a num ber of pictures of Germans warships, U-boats, sea raiders and other pho tographic evidences of the Kaiser brand of kultur. These he tore into small bits and scattered about the floor. When he departed he left a small American flag pinned to Graft's pillow. (By Associated Press.) Marquette, Mich., Jan. 29. An explosion followed by fire early to day destroyed the Alcohot refining plant, the primary building, and a series of condensors of the Pioneer Iron Furnace Company. The loss is estimated at a half million dollars. First reports said a number of lives were lost but at daylight it was be lieved none wero dead, and only two injured. The police believe the ex. Plosion was due to incendiarism. N.Y. EXPERIENCES IRS T ICE BLOCKADE III 30 YEARS (By Associated Press.) New York, Jan. 2D. New York to day found the coal shortage as men-: acing as ever, the snow, sleet and storm yesterday tying up the move, rr.ent of fuel and virtually nullify ing savings of fuelless days. The ico blockade in the harbor is now said to be the worst in thirty years. To Fight Floods (By Associated Press.') Washington, Jan. 29. Instruo, tions were sent out today by the railroad administration to local au thorilies to prepare to fight the Woods expected later this week if thawing weather develops. The streams are out of their banks in I West Virginia and Kentucky. CASTOR BEAN CONTRACTORS ONLY SALES AGENTS FOR U. S. AND WILL NOT PROFIT Jacksonville. Jan. 29 "There is sreat interest in Florida in produc ing -castor beans for the government, evidenced by the fact that How- lard Currv. assistant development -at Jacksonville, and I have ved over one thousand inquiries ,fith respect to growlg castor beans." B- L- Hammer, general development a?ent of the Seaboard Air One; said today. "From some of tie articles I have I noticed in fit.atn nnners t believe it vfe,HH v. v, - should be clearly understood that these castor beans are being grown 'r the government's use for lubri catine? tho TKn.. i ?'wida i3 expected to produce about I" miilin bushels of these beans, nich will mean J3. 000. 000 to the ifermera. "f course, the securing of 32,500 acres of these beans is too much for one person or rganization to Big Strike In Berlin Did Not Materialize (By Associated PTess.) Amsterdam. Jan. 29 The big gen eral strike in Berlin, announced for Monday didn't materialize, accord ing to advices from the German cap. ital. The agitation had only limited 'success, the trades unions refused to co-operate, and only in a few sec tions did the factory workmen st'-ike. THOUSANDS GOING TO PHILADELPHIA VLLAGE IN ENGLAND EN TIRELY GUIDED BY WOMEN (By Associated Press.) Findon, England. Jan. 29. Fin don is the first village in England t'. (By Associated Press.) London, Jan. 29. About fifteen German airplanes of which four or five reached London, participated in tho first of two raids last night, it was officially announced. Only one of the raiders was engaged. The second attack penetrated as far as the city. One of the aircraft was brought down, falling ten thousand feet in flames. Three of the crew were burned to doath. All the British pilots returned safely. RUSSIAN HATE OF !E BY TAKING FROM women's vilage council has been set up and the subjects under discussion are housing, infant welfare and education. Neighborliness is encouraged and be entirely guided by women. A a fair temper shown In discussion Bolshevik Have Split On Peace Questions; Favor a Holv War (By Associated Press.) London, Jan. 29. Bolshevik! rep. rescntatives have spin on the ques tion of peace, the majority being against peace on German terms and favor a holy war, the Exchange Telegraph from Petrograd says. As the present government is unable to carry on war. a formation of a coali tion of all socialist factions is pro posed . To Resume Negotiations (By Associated Press.) Petrograd, Monday. Jan. 28. (De layed) Foreign Minister Trotsky and M. Kameneff left here today for Brest.Litovsk to resume peace ngo tiatlons with the Central powers. GERMANS FAIL TO BREAK UP BELGIUM UNITY I my undertake, so the eovernment has ""trusted this matter to four per- "I have been given a contract for 'OOO arras, and the tprrltorv al- bt'-ed to me is the north part of r'orida and West Tflorida. beginning Alachua coun.tr. which is in I" territory. t vace w. Helm and Herman B. talker, of Miami, have been given east coast territory and that jfritory skirting the wes side of t vwceechobee. Their conract is 0r lO.ffoo acres west coast and South Florida riTe been given to the Buckeye Fifseries, D. C. Gillett, of Tampa, ProsTpRslvn TjiVa r.ntintv has made a territory by itself and 3 111 charge of G. G- Ware, of Lees- Philadelphia, Jan. 29. Virtually ev ery state in the union and many dis tant parts of the world are represent ed among the thousands of shipwork ers and their families who are hasten ing to this city to settle in the new community established in the Forti eth ward for employees of a large shipbuilding corporation which has established a plant at Hog Island. The influx, which began with the es tablishment of the plant a short time ago, will add, according to local or ficials, from 25,000 to 30,000 persons to Philadelphia's population. Before the establishment ot the Hig Island plant, thousands of work men attracted to the Deleware River shipbuilding yards had utilized all the housing facilities in the district. This made it necessary for the city to co operate with the government in plan ning for the reception of the new army which Philadelphia is called up on to accommodate. More than 10,00 workers will be re quired to erect the houses in the community which will in the future be the homes of the new arrivals. It is estimated, saccording to survey made at the instance of the city, that from 5.000 to 7,500 dwellings will be necessary. The cist will exceed $10.. 000,000 including wages. INNOCENT LOOKING FLOAT ING MINES ACCIDENTALLY DISCOVERED BY FISHERMAN AT JACKSONVILLE burg Those interested in growing castor beans should know these facts so that they can get the information quickly. Amsterdam. Jan. 29. After more than threo years of effort, the Ger man authorities in Belgium have to admit the failure of their attempt to drive a wedge between the two races and languages in Belgium. The unity of Belgium still exists, and there are signs that the Ger mans havUe given up at least fcr the time being, their attempt to break it up. The authority for this statement is the German propogandist weekly in Holland, the Toekomst. whicn states that the present policy of the governor-general in Brussels is ' more moderate." and that "Berlin approves this policy as a means of gaining peace." The article con cludes by advising the advocates of the former German policy to "steer a middle course and give up their flourishes of rhetoric." The attempts of the Germans to force the Flemish language on Brus rels and Antwerp are declared to have completely failed and the gov ernment has had to confess itself beaten. The supporters of the Ger man scheme among the Belgium pop ulation are known as "Activiti3ts," and are very unpopular among the majority of their fellow citizens. An Activists demonstration" was ar. Tanged in Brussels recently and wa3 much exploited in the German press at the time. But accordig to the Echo Beige, the demonstration was a fiasco. "Istead of 3,000. the audience was enly 1.000," says the newspaper. "Moreover, one-third of these were Dutch and another third Germans, partly in uniform. The procession to the market place was attacked as soon as noticed by the crowd, not withstanding the protection of the local police. Next time there may be a riot. Now the Activists are be ginning to divide into Maximalists and Minimalists and are becoming very difficult for their German boss es to handle." Jacksonville, Jan. 29. A dastard ly attempt to wreak destruction of either ships or waterfront property in the St. Johns river was foiled Saturday afternoon with the discov ery of no less than 12 powerful float ing contact mines floating in the riv er eff Floral Bluff. No arrests have been made in connection with the discovery but government authorities here, with tho assistance of the sheriff's office and the police depart ment are bending every effort to un. earth some clue which might lead to the identity and arrest of the man or men whose design upon property and life along the Jacksonville wa terfront has been foiled. The mines disclosed careful prepa ration and great cunning whe ex. amined today by Assistant District Atty. Fred Botts and other govern ment officials here this morning. They are believed to be what are feuown as icendiary bombs of the cintact order, but the charges in each of them are believed to be pow erful enough to blow a hole in a v'ood or steel ship of sufficient size t) sink her. The mine field discov ered Saturday covered only a small a;e;i and it is the belief of the au thorities that a ship which might have chanced to pass directly over it would have been destroyed. It was only by accident that the field, evidently laid by a German or Gcvnian sympathizer, was discov. e-red. A negro fisherman who chanced to be fishing in the vicinity last Wednesday found in the queer look ing objects towing them ashore for Irvestigation. Not knowing what they were or who placed them there he cist them adrift in the river again, but when he told of the Incident he was mado to direct certain residents of the vicinity to the spot they would be most likely found. They had drift ed about a half mile from the spot he turned them loose it Is said. Upon their rediscovery the sheriff's office was immediately notified and repre. sentatives of that department as vell as members of the United States marshal's office went to the scene. U is believed that it was the pur-pes-e of rtie maker of the m'.nes to let them drift along the waterfront with a view of destroying by fire any docks or properties it might happen to come in cntact with. Only a few grains of the powder in one of the mines wa3 sufficient to jar the dis trict attorney's office this morning when it was thrown into the fire place. A careful search of the river is being made for additional mines. NORTHERN FRONT (By Associated Press.) Washington. Jan. 29. Charges that Germany is violating the terms of the Russia truce by withdrawing troops from the northern front and transferring them to the western battle line, was made today by the War Department. Baker To Be Gross Examined Before End Of The Week (By Associated Press.) Washington, Jan. 29. Baker will soon have opportunity to amplify his statement of America's war pre parations. His recall for cress ex amination 'Before the end of the week was jdjoclded upon today by the Senate military committee. Italians Launch Violent Attack Reports Berlin (By Associated Press.) Berlin, Monday. Jan- 28. (De layed) Tho Italians launched a vio lent attack yesterday on the north. ern front between Aslago and Bren- tarivers, Bays the official statement last evening. Artil'ery Active (By Associated Press.) London, Jan. 29. Hostile artil lery was active -yesterday in the neighborhood of Havrincourt and northeast of Ypres, the war office statement last night said. 47 Killed and 169 Injured (By Associated Press.) London, Jan. 29. Forty-seven killed and one hundred and sixty nine injured in last night's air raid, was'officlally annouced. Revolutionists Gain Control of Capita' of Finland (By Associated Press.) Copenhagen, Jan. 29. The Red Guard has won the complete control of llolsingforos, tho capital of Fin land, a Stockholm dispatch to the National Tidende reports- It is not known Whether the Finnish govern ment officials ear-aped from the revolutionaries- REMARKABLE ACTIVITY OF TRADE IN ENGLAND (By Associated Press.) London, Jan- 29. The fourth year of war has been remarkable for the sustained activity of trade, the con tinuous and cumulative increases In wages and the ferment In the engin eering and munition Industries, saya the Daily Telegraph. During the past twelve months wage Increases to worklngraen ex ceeded 100,000,000 pounds and the (increases during tne three years, 1915-16-17. together with the rise In prices of commodities, have com. piereiy revolutionized the pre-war economic basis of British trade The unpleasant feature of the year has been the growing discontent and unrest pervading large sections of th workers and this is seen In the number of Industrial disputes, often of the most trivial kind. Official returns from January to November indicate there were 494 dispute during those months affecting 647, 721 workers and causing the loss of over 3.500,000 tvorkin flays, the greatest loss of time being recorceo during September, October and No vember. The number of persons unemployed GOVERNMENT TO RELINQUISH CONTROL OF RAILROADS IMAFTER THE WAR THIS WAS DECIDED BY THE SEN ATE COMMITTEE TODAY; BY. BILL TOE AMENDED TO CON TAIN IT (By Associated Press.) Washington, Jan. 29. The Senate Interstate Commerce Commission committee today, seven to six, de cided to amend the administration railway bill to provide for the gov ernment to relinquish control of the roads within one year after the end of the war. CAMP WHEELER, MACON, GEORGIA Camp Wheeler, Ga Jan. 29. Quite a number of "sport" soldiers at Camp Wheeler have been taken in chrage by the city provost guard, since Gen. J. L. Hayden, commander of the Thirty-first Division, issued the uni form order prohibiting enlisted men to wear leather leggings short over coats, silk hat cords and other fancy parts of the uniform. The order is being strictly obeyed in camp, but some of the men took occasion to "doll up" and parade in the city with their fancy sport coats, polished legglns and fancy hat cords. Those caught In Macon wearing any part other than tho regulation uni form, are sent to provost headquart ers by tho guard and held there. The uniform order has proven cost ly to tho men, many of whom spent all of their last month's pay for a fancy coat or a new pair of leather boots. General Hayden points out In the uniform order that enlisted men should not attempt to wear any part of the uniform worn by officers, and that plain canvas loggias and the long regulation overcoat must be worn by enlisted men. Within a few weeks work will be gin on the $00,000 general repair shop tho government has ordered built at Camp Wheeler. Plans and specifica tions will be issued to the construc tion quartermaster soon. The new plant will mean a great saving to the government and a help lo the men. lOxpert workmen will be put in charge of each department to repair government property and , to teach the men. Many members of tho division will be allowed to learn good tradess In the shop. There will be a motor department, blacksmith shop, harness factory, cobblers de partment and other departments. These general repair plants are to be erected only at permanent camps, and since one has been ordered for Camp Wheeler, It Is believed this will be apermanent station. Jacksonville Metropolis. AMERICAN FREE PORTS IN HIGH FAVOR HERE New York, Jan. 29. Is America to have free ports after the style ot, Hamburg and Bremen? Authorities here are of the convlc-' tlon that the establishment of such ports will be effected in th near fu ture. The Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York has adopted resolutions favoring the establish ment of a free area in New York, claiming it Is the one security of America's commrece after the war. Free, ports, although new to the United States, are well known factors In the trade of foreign counties. Briefly, a free port is a port where raw material is admitted free of cus toms duty, made, into finished pro ducts and shipped away again. is the lowest on record and through out the war period the figure ha "steadily declined tiff it is now below one per cent. 'r i . i i; I. k i r v , . 'I . r;7 !, 1 v, V '' f '