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"published in the best town in THE rfst VOLUME VII " ' STATE MlliriAIAIi 111 aw . . m' - UHIUN m AMOUNT FROM N.Y. TO CHARLESTON f SAVANNAIUMED 50D.OOO TONS OF """" aWM SfflPPIKG iw m for E TRANSFER OF SHIPPING TO SOUTHERN PORTS WILL GREATLY RELIEVE CONGES TION IN PORT OF NEW YORK (By Associated Press.) iVashington. Jan. 30. Further diversion of transatlantic freight to southern ports to relieve the con gestion in New York was discussed it the conference today between Chairman Hurley of the shipping scard and other government officials md shipping men. The intention is Ii move a vast amount of manufac tured products to Charleston and Sa. annah for shipment overseas. 800,000 Tons of Shipping in Service Italians Reinforcing (By Associated Press.) With American Army In France, Iueday, Jan. 29 (Delayed) An. jouncement is made here that the total tonnage of former German steamships ready for the high seas lervice, most of which are now fringing men and materials to France, is approximately five hun jSrcd thousand. Jtevena and Rubles to Go to London (By Associated Press.) Washington, Jan. 30. Raymond p. Stevens, vice chairman of the Mpping board, and George Rubles It the board's legal staff, will be sent London as permanent representa- Ives there of the shipping board. ARMY OF STENOGRAPHERS Washington, Jan. 30. There is to- m in the City of Washington in ac- v operation an army whose ex ists attract little notice, but whosa rembe ji are doing a very large '4" toward winning the war for rueriea an army of stenographers M typists, twelve thousand strong, cruited from every State in the "Ion. A majority of these soldiers r the notebook and typewriter are irla. Day in and day out their nim ,e Angers faithfully click out the 'tfnendous volume of correspond- ife and records required by a great ation at war. They wear no badges w uniform; their work is all work n has no thrill or romance; but United States could not stay in war a month without them. Tta rapidly expanding depart ents of the government in Wash Sion emnlnv stenographers and vPata with a greed that seems in tiable . The United States Civil "ice Commission estimates that hpre will be twenty thousand gov- rnment employes of this class in shington at the end of this year. wing to the general demand the mission Is finding it is a difficult Jsk to meet the calls of the depart- pnts. Examinations are leld every isday in 450 cities, and the com- f ksion states that an examination fill be held In any city at any time. i V or night, when there Is prospect ? assembling a class of three or "w competitor Eligibility may he Gained through passing an exami- aon in tirafltlcal tests in short- jNd and typewriting. It Is practic f ble to complete such an examlna- cn In one hour. Representatives of h Civil Service Commission at the ptofflcee In all cities are furnlift- definite information to persons II SERVIC Camp Sheridan, Ala., Jan. 28. liar vey Harris, of Lancaster, 0 has or ganized the first jazz band at Camp Sheridan. The instruments used are garbage cans, wash pans and a few other noise-making devises. Five men participate. Private O'Hare makes merry as a serpentine dancer. The "auu yiuys -uver There' and' a few other stirring airs. TO E (By Associated Press.) Washington, Jan. 30. The rail iuau wage commission today an nounced the appointment of three of the four members of its board of examiners to hear minor wage com plaints. They are Ed J. Barcal, Buf falo manufacturer, leader of labor legislative movement in New York State. Riley Redpath, a Kansas City busness man, and Lathrop Brown, of New York, a former member of Con gross . AT OF By Associated Press.) Athens. Ga.. Jan. 30. While the students were asleep in the dormi tory room of the University of Geor gia, Jamie Johnson and Belle Hill, sweethearts, were shot to death in the same room. The coroner ren. dered a verdict of murder and sui otrffl. The boy left a note- to hla mother saying be was disgusted with life. Italians Still Continue To Forge Ahead By Associated Press.) Berlin, via London, Jan. 30. nossession of Col Det Rosse and Monte dl Val Bella on the mountain front after renewal of tbeir attacks with strong Homes, army headquarters announced, By Associated Press.) Vienna. Jan. 30. The Italians' at tack on the northern front is being constantly reinforced by large num bers, says the official announcement. THE HOME TOWN PROBLEM (Rv Raymond S. Spears or ine Vigilantes.) Of a thousand people, two or three per cent do Red Cross won; same two or three per cent keep alive the local spirit of patriotism. the same two or three percent- the Liberty wonus ulu - selves! Did the people or me ai cent, have the right school and home training? . The school curriculum contains nclhlng specially devoted to Patriot, sm; Reading. Writing, Arithmetic Algebra. Latin. Geometry and all tho rest have their 'place, but not one tn the V. S. History to explain the living presence of perfect love of i. Tin thlnr trt de- cur own couuuj " fine patriotism. Perhaps the word Is APPOINT BOARD HEAR MINOR WAG COMPLAINTS TRAGEDY Mm GEORGIA BOOST REMEMBER. THAT SATAN LAKELAND, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY- JAN- 30 1918 TWO AHfRieAHS IN RED CROSS WORK III ITALY ARE KILLED (By Associated Press.) Italian Army Headquarters, North ern Italy. Tuesd.iv. Tan on rn. ayed) ,Two Americans attached to the Red Cross were killed at Mestre Sunday night by bombs dropped by German raiders. They are William Pratt and Richard C Fairfield. The men had just arrived at the hospital when the raid began. Clio Oil and Fertilizer Co. At Clio, S. C, Ordered To Close By Gov't (By Associated Press.) Washington, Jan. 30. The license of the Clio Oil and Fertilizer Com pany at Clio, S. C. has been revoked, and tho concern ordered to close business not later than February 5, the food administration announced today. "Speculation in" and hoard ing of cottonseed was the reason giv en for the order. The company had on hand more than three million pounds of cotton seed, and had op. erated ly two and a half days the past year, It was charged. GIANT SHIPBUILDING PLANT IS SECURED BY PENSACOLA Pensacola, Jan. 30. One of tho largest and most modern ship-build. ing plants on the "Gulf or Atlantic coast is 'to bTlocated in Pensacola. This has been known" for tho past six weeks by many, but was not giv en publicity for the reason that the company has government contracts to the extent of about fifteen million dollars, and the government, as well as the company which lias been City Of Louisville Was Sunk When the Ice Gorge Broke Today (By Associated Press.) Cincinnati, Jan. 30. The ice gorge here broke this morning, the iro carrying out the large Packet Cily of Louisville, which soon waj sunk. in the spelling books, and the Stem Dictionary and word analyses say a "patriot" loves his father (iand).'or something like that. Here and there a teacher, taking her own hours, outside of the school hours, brings home the local spur of endeavor for the sake of the nation, but perhaps the idea of adding liv ing, inspiring patriotsm to the other subjects in the school will meet a su perintendent's statement that "We have too many subjects, already, and our children must do more home work." My own practice is when I see a public official's statement which doe not seem to square with true service to the country, to contradict his at titude in a public letter, and to en. deavor to bring about discussion on snrh subiects. In a village, or city. or district, T find that this kind of work brings home to local commun ities a better understanding of the relations of the individual on. say, Madison street, with the man at the front, or with the working forces at home, or in the next state. Apply your patriotic Ideas to your own high school's failure to do Its bit in teaching love of the Flag. Particularly must the schools be watched for tendencies which would exclude Patriotism even from tories in order to get dates his- and . h places by heart. Evening I AGREEMENT RELATIVE TO ED (By Associated Press.) Washington, Jan. 30. An agree ment between the United States, Great Britain and Canada on she terms of separate conscription con ventions which only await tho sig natures of the respective govern, ments' representatives, was an nounced today by Secretary Lansing in a letter to Chairman Dent of the House military committee. awarded this contract, did not de sire anything said that would In any way interfere with the work of se curing a site. This plant Is to be located on the eastern shore of Ba you Chico, and this bayou is to be dredged and the county and the Pensacola Electric Company will construct a drawbridge for the pas. sage of vessels. The city has atso agreed to pave certain streets to the plant and do other things required by the government and shipbuilding company. It is stated authoritative ly that between three and four thou sand men, exclusive of the office forces, will be employed on the work, and the shipbuilding company, which goes under the style of the Pensacola Shipbuilding Company, has for weeks been in correspond ence with rental and real estate agencies in an effort to supply homes for those workmen and their fam ilies. The shipbuilding plant is a permanent institution, and not locat- led here for the duration of the war. lit will mean almost doubling the 'population of Pensacola. SARASOTA OFFERS A HOSPITAL SITE Sarasota, Fla.. Jan. 30. Besides being selected as the site for an avl. ation camp, it is possible that Sara sota may obtain the large convales cent bospital which the government is to establish "somewhere In the south." An offer has been made to the gov ernment by E. C. Warren of this city through the Treasure Island Inn Co., that is considered attractive and one that fills every requirement. Treasure Island Inn was planned, before the war, as a tourist hotel which would eclipse anything of the kind in the State, costing more than $1,000,000. "The plans for the build ing had been approved and the contract let, when the United States declared war. after which develop ment of the project ceased. Now the company bas offered to complete the building and turn it oter to the government as a conval escent hospital free of rent, the gov ernment only guaranteeing interest on the building bonds. It is thought that such a building, situatedas it would be, on Treasure island, one of the most beautiful keys in Sarasota bay, surrounded on al: sides by salt water, and high and dry at all times, would prove an Ideal location for such a hospital as the government contemplates. The prospects are very favorable for Sarasota being given a deep W&ter channel to Tampa bay and in that event the hospital would be ac cessible to large boats. An inspection of the site Is expect ed at an early date and Mr- Warren believes that his offer will prove to be what the government wants. CONSCRIPTION REACH ELEGRAM STAYEb IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BRITISH GUNBOAT 3 IN LOST (By Associated Press.) London, Jan. 30. The British gunboat Hazard was sunk in the English Channel Jan. 28 as a result cf a collision, three men were lost the admiralty announces. EINNS WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SAFETY OF (by Associated Press.) Stockholm, Jan. 30. Finnish rev olutionists have formed a govern ment under the presidency of Kul- lerno Manner, according to a tele. gram from Helsingfors, dated Tues day. The Finnish government noti fied Sweden it cannot be responsible for the safety and lives of Swedish subjects, of whom there are four hundred thousand in Finland. Sweden Cal'ed on for Help (By Associated Press.) London, Jan. 30. A Stockholm dispatch says the Finnish govern ment has asked Sweden for military help against the revolutionists. Senator Hughes Of New Jersey Died Today (By Associated Press.) Washington, Jan. 30. Senator Hughes of New Jersey died today af ter a long illness. Word of 'his death was received at the White House. RAILROADS ASK INCREASED RATE ON STEEL AND IRON (By Associated Press.) Washington, Jan. 30. Increases ranging from 15 cents to $1.75 of iron and steel from southern produc ing points to South Atlantic and Gulf ports for export are asked In applications filed today with the in terstate commerce commission by the southern railroads. GARFIELD IS A GREAT ORGANIZER Harry A. Garfield, precedent smash er. Garfield earned the title months ago when ne set an arnitrary price on mine-run coal. It was something unheard of in American marketing methods. He clinched his right to the title when his sweeping order shut down all factories, office buildings, places of amusement for five days In Jan uary and created 10 heatless Mon days during the rest of the winter. All precedents In administrative control were shattered by this order. American customs of 150 years growth went by the board. And Garfield, unconcerned as though his order had been to the man of all work to clean off the snow calmly, smilingly announced that times are abnormal, therefore prece dents or customs meant little. When Garfield was appointed coal administrator America was mildly in terested. Tho name was somewhat familiar America knew vaguely that he was the son of a former president of the United States But Harry A. Garfield Is not the kind of a man to rest on ancestral honors. When he took over the coal ad ministration Garfield knew it would be a thankless job, regardless of what his duties would be. He sensed that he would bestormed on one side by producers, on the other by con sumers. But, knowing this, he did not hesitate when the appointment was offered him. Garfield Is educated and dignified, A great part of his life has been glv- en up to acquiring knowledge or HAZARD SUNK 400.000 SWEDES FINLAND BEGAN TO KNOCK 'HIS HOME TOWN ' No. 78 3 KILLED AND 10 INJURED IN LAST NIGHT'S LONDON RAID FEARED THAT SIX BODIES ARE BURIED UNDER RUINS; 15 ENEMY MACHINES PARTICI PATED By Associated Tress.) London, Jan. 30. Three persons killed and ten injured, and It ia feared six bodies were burled In the ruins of a bouse as the result of last night's air raid, says the offi cial report. Dropped on Kent and Essex (By Associated Press.) London, Jan. 30. In last night's air raid, bombs were dropped in Kent and Essex, It is announced of ficially. There were several aerial engagements. All British machines returned safely. About fifteen enemy airplanes participated. One dropped bombs In the southwestern outskirts of London, but there were few casualties there. TEARS, IDLE TEARS Toledo, Jan. 28. Seven months of a tearful husband Is enough, says Mrs. Norma Bollinger, seeking a di vorce. Her petition charges her spouse is afflicted with a sort of weeping sickness and that he spent most of his time in her presence cry ing. SUNDAY CLOSING VIOLATOR MUST WAIT THREE YEARS Chicago. Jan. 30. ."What do you work at?" Judge M. K. Landls asked Sam ixlzzo, who was before him In tho United States District Court, ask ing for naturalization papers. I'm manager of Price's saloon at No. 156 West Van Buren street," was tho reply. "Ever violate the Sunday closing law?" asked the Judge. "Not for about two years." "Well, yon come back in thro years and maybe you'll get your pa pers. You must obey the Constitu tion for five years before you are en. titled to papers." teaching it. The natural question Is: what does ho know about coal? What are his qualifications for fuel administrator of tho United States during this .crit ical period? Garfield's chief qualification as fuel administrator is his ability as an organizer. There aro perhaps many men in America who know more about coal producing and marketing than Garfield. Many of theso men Garfield has called in to assist him in his work of mobilizing the fuel re sources of tho nation. His chief duty is to organize, and here he is thoroughly at home. Garfield, practically alone, successful ly organized the Cleveland Trust company, one of the soundest banking institutions in Ohio. His construc tive ability was responsible for the successful launching of the Cleveland Municipal Association, of which he was first president. His work at Williams College, where he served as president for sev eral years, marked a new era in the administration of the affairs of that Institution. Years ago he first became Interest ed in the coal Industry. He was In strumental in opening a rich coal field in southeastern Ohio and organ ized a syndicate which built 30 miles of railroad to bring the output of the PIney Fork coal mine to market. Garfield is 54 years old, the oldest son of ex-President James A. Garfield. He graduated from Williams College, in 1885 and taught Roman history at St. Paul's school, Concord, N. H., the next year. The appeal of the law took him to Columbia and later to Oxford university, and the London Inns of Law. He practiced law In Cleveland for many years, giving up a lucrative practice in 1903 when President Wilson, then president of Princeton, offered him the chair of politics there. In 1903 he became president of Williams college.