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The Lakeland Evening Telegram
PUBLISHED IN THE BEST TOWN IN THE BEST PART OF THE BES T STATE BOOST REMEMBER THAT SATAN 8TAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN VOLUME VII LAKELAND, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, FEB. 1, 1918 No. 78 BELIEVED THAT i ITS CUMAX: I DECLARED WAR OKWIKI II REVOLUTION COMMITTEES OF THE BLACK SEA FLEET HAVE SEIZED 40 SHIPS IN THE BLACK SEA (By Associated' Press.) landon, Feb. ;i. Owing to the ireak between the Bolshevikl gov rnment and Rumania, the revolu. Hon committees of the Black Sea eet resolved to confiscate moans of hansiKirtatlon belonging to Ru mania, according to an Exchange elegrapli dispatch from Petrograd. Lbout forty steamships and several fcarshitia were seized in Black Sea fcerbors (By Associated Press.) Tendon. Feb. l.r-rThe latest tele- bam from Berlin reports the situa ion unchanged, says an Exchange piegraph dispatch. The strike has fcot. been extended. The Berliner rageblatt reports troops seized the :ad Union building in Berlin, and irrested Deputy tber leaders. Koersten and (By Associated Press.) Amsterdam, Feb, 1. Strikers and t.Uce clashed in the northwestern art of Berlin Thursday. One police. an waB killed and a dozen strikers njured. Minor disturbances In oth sections and suburbs of Berlin re reported. The German press gen rally agrees that the outbreak has eached Its climax in Berlin and now receding demonstrations are Bald to how lack of central control. ' By Associated Press.) Madrid,-Thursday, Jan. 31. (De ayed) The cabinet met today, un MOT Presidency of King Alfonso and fleciaea to sena a strong protest iu fcermany for "the sinking of the . . . 1. A. steamship Giralda. The note will be elegrapbed to the Spanish ambassa. Hor in Berlin. (By Associated Freaa.) London. Feb. 1. Major General C, Ji. Donald has been appointed to a lnew army office known as Inspector of War Trophies. I 4 (By. Associated Press.) i London. Feb. 1. The situation In Finland is more reassuring, accord Ine to. the latest reports at the Stockholm Finnish legation. ; (By Associated Press) ) j London. Feb. 1. -News has reached Kiev from Minsk that the PolTsh Legion has declared war against the Bolshevikl government, a Reuter dispatch from Petrograd says; '! STEAMER POOL IS IN EFFECT Washington, Feb. 1. A plan for the pooling of trans-Atlantic ship ping of America, allied and neutral registry In an effort to facilitate the transportation of war supplies needed overseas, went Into effect to day under direction of the shin con frol committee. ) The new government agency Is beaded by P. A. S. Franklin of the International Mercantile Marine. IT. I'. Raymond of the Clyde and Mai. lory lines, recently made shipping director at New York, and Sir Cun noi GuthrieTdirector of British shlp-T-!nP in this' country, are the other !pfnbers of Wie commission. Freleht consigned abroad wilf be Wded In bottoms wherever arail- m HAS mm LEGION HA ULIUl mm OUTBREAK MM RIOT LEADERS HITHERTO UNKNOWN SERMONS OF ST. AUGUSTINE HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED (By Associated FrewL) Amsterdam, Feb. 1. A series of hitherto unknown sermons of St. Augustine hare been discovered, German papers say, at Wolfenbuttel Brunswick, by Father Germain Mo rln. a Belgian Benedictine monk. Live Stock of U. S. Valued At Over Eight Billion Dollars (By Associated Press.) Washington, Feb. 1. The live stock in the United States Jan. 1 was valued at more than eight bil Hon two hundred thousand dollars, the Department of Agriculture an nounced. This was an increase of more than a billion and a half over a year ago. Davis Inaugurated Governor Of Virginia Today (By Associated Press.) Richmond. Feb. 1. West Moreland Davis was inaugurated governor of Virginia today, succeeding Henry C. Stuart PRESIDENT OF FRENCH WOMAN'S RIGHTS LEAGUE SELLING TOYS TO PROVIDE "COMFORTS" FOR SOLDIERS (By Associated Press.) Paris, Feb. 1. Among the little booths set up on the boulevards for th sale of toys and novelties this year is one presided over by Madam Maria Verone, president of the French Woman's Rights League. She has undertaken to' provide "com forts" for" 350 soldiers in the. trench es, and she has gone Into business to provide money for these. AMERICAN ARTISTS' PAINTINGS SAFELY TRANS FERRED TO ROME (By Associated Press.) Lndon, Feb. 1. American artists who contributed paintings, draw ings or sculptures to the British sec tion of the International Exhibition in Venice in the summer of 1914 will be relieved by the announcement taat their contributions have been safely transferred to Rome. On the outbreak of the war these works of art. which could not then be re turned owing to transport difficulty and war risks, were removed from the dangerous vicinity of the arsenal tj the basement of one of the pal aces, where they remained until a short time ago. !n view of the new danger to Venice, the Italian author ities transported the whole foreign exhibit to Rome. able, and the committee is empow ered also to direct ships to ports where freight congestion Is most urgently In need of relief. Supplies from te South, no longer will be sent to New York for overseas ship ment, but will go abroad directly from Southern ports. Formal approval of the plan has not yet been expressed by the allied governments, but prompt approval Is expected as the arrangement long has been urged by their representa- ttves here. m AB AUSTRIAN ATTACK TALIS FAILED (By Associated Press.) Rome, Feb. 1. Austrians attacked on the Asiago Plateau yesterday in an attempt to drive the Italians from their newly-won position In Monte di Val Bella, the war office an? nounced. The enemy, however, was unable itq f each, ithie Italian line. The Italians by a sudden attack at (dawn yesterday advanced their lines far ahead of Teleago valley in this sector. HOP TWENTY TIMES ON EACH FOOT A TEST OF GOOD HEALTH (By Associated Press.) , London, Feb. 1. If you can hop 20 times on each foot without showing signs of undue distress, the British army considers your 'health good enough for general service, accord ing to a new book of instructions is., sued to the examining medical boards. The test recommended Is as follows: "The rate of the pulse Is taken, 8nd then the recruit Is directed to Attempt Made Again On Life Of Lenine Was Unsuccessful (By Associated Press.) London, Feb. 1. Another unsuc. cessful attempt was made on the life of Premier Lenine last night, ac cording to the Petrograd correspond ent to the Dally News. A young man in student's uniform entered Smolny Institute firing a shot from a re volver at Lenine without hitting him. Red Guards stationed outsido the premier's room were arrested, charged with neglect of duty. FAKE "WIRE TAPPER" RUM ORED TO HAVE BID HIS $2,500 BOND "GOODBYE" AND DE PARTED FOR STATE BORDER Miami, Feb. 1. Miamians wfio have been awaiting the trial of L. W. Walters at this week's session of tl.e county criminal court of record to learn the ins and outs of the horsa racing game as promoted in this city by the "Consolidated Jockey Club Exchange." of which Walters was one of the leading members, will be disappointed. The case will be called up In reg ular form. (It is No. 6 on the calen dar), but Walters will not be pres ent because, It is generally under, stood, he is "somewhere outside the State of Florida." Bail of $2,500 will be forfeited by his failure to appear, but that has been done before by promoters of similar enterprise?. During the prosecution of thte sea son's "wire tapping" cases, the coun ty and city have already, been par tially reimbursed for their trouble tr Ith these unwelcome visitors. Geo. Clark paid a fine of $500 in the coun ty criminal court for his part In the game and forfeited a bond of $200 in the city court, where he was charged with being suspeclous char acter; while Fred Benson, after be. ing charged by Justice of the Peace J. J. Combs when the complaining witnesses failed to appear, was re arrested on a city warrant charging him wit being a suspicious ch?.ract- er. and forfeited a bond of $100 the following day. All that is left In Miami as a re minder of a $15,000 cash plunge on (be "wire tapping" game, which another member of the gang skipped out with, is Sidney Johnson, a mid dle aged Individual of Lebanon. Pa., wr, Is a sadder, but wiser man. Witness Stays on the Job Johnson, It Is said, was offered $4, 50o If he would not appear as a wit. ness against Walters, but when It was seen that the complainln? wit ness was staying on the Job. Walters developed an fncllrfation to visit oth er scenes. He "has not been seen in Miami since his ball was reduce! last week from $10,000 to $2,500. FIVE ENTENTE WARSHIPS EACH ADIVOSIOK CIA REFUSES TO SEND FOOD TO RUSSIA (By Associated Press.) London, Feb. 1. Five more en tente warships have arrived at Vladivostok, according to special dis. patches from Petrograd. It is added that China, acting on Allied advices, has forbidden the exportation of foodstuffs fb Russia. It is reported in Moscow that the Turks proposed a l,separate peace to the Trans-Cauca sian Council of Workmen's and Sol diers' Delegates hop twenty times on each foot, rais ing the other foot nine inches. At the end of this performance, in good health there should be no noteworthy breathlessness and nq pallor or an xlety of expression. Two minutes la ter thn pulse should be not more than five beats more frequent than it was before the exercise. The first bond was imposed by Jus tin of the Peace Combs, before vhom Walters was arraigned on n chargo of obtaining money under false pretenses and fraud. Later in the day Judgo Saders of the county criminal court reduced the bond to a fourth of that amount when the charge was changed to conspiracy on a representation by County Solicitor Pin0 that It would be impossible to convict Walters on the first charge. New Rules For Bakeries, Hotels, Etc. (Special to the Telegram.) Orlando, Fla., Feb. 1. State Food Administrator Braxton Beacham to day issued the following new rules effective Feb. 3 : All unlicensed bakers using threo barrels of flour or more per month must secure license immediately. Ap plications to licensing division at Washington must be in mails by Feb. 4. Tbn same rmle applies to all hctels, restaurants, boarding houses and public eating places using three barrels of flour per month and all clubs baking bread and rolls. Bak. T?rn must use 5 per cent substitutes until 20 per cent is in use by Feb. 24. Bakers of crackers, biscuits, cakes, pies, pastry, sweet yeaBt dovgh goods are limited to 75 per cent wheat flour for the correspond ing period of last year. The name victory may be applied to bread containing 20 per cent or more substitutes. All- products con taining 20 per cent substitutes may be sold on wheatless days in public esting places. Importers and dis fibutors of ,green coffee must also procure licenses. WOMAN CONDUCTOR TIES UP TRAFFIC BY FAINTING Now York, Feb. 1. The strain of runnlns; an Eighth avenue car proved too much 'last night for Con ductress Evelyn Harris, 34 years old of No. 202 West 140th street. She fainted three times in the car and held up traffic twenty minutes while an ambulance was coming from St. Vincent's Hospital. Six cars fcame to a halt and a crowd of sev eral hundred surged around tho woman's car at Tenth and Hudson streets . Miss Harris told Ambulance Sur. geon Rice she suffered from heart trouble and she was afraid the car work was more than she could s'.and. v f U. S. NAVAL RESERVE FORCES NUMBERS 69,000 IN AND 7,800 OFFICERS (By Associated Press.) Annapolis, Feb. 1. The United States naval reserve force, now em bracing 69,000 men and 7,800 offi cers, is larger than the regular navy when was was declared and 13 three times as large as in the Spanish- American war. Secretary Daniels de clared" today, addressing a special graduation class of three hundred reserve officers at the Naval Acad emy. President Reiterates His Opposition To War Council (By Associated Press.) Washington, Feb. 1. President Wilson subpoenaed to the White House a dozen Republican and Dem. ocratic senators, and reiterated his oppopition to the pending bills to create a super war council ana a director of munitions. Gambling Dens Frequented By Rich Women To Be Investigated (By Associated Press.) New York, Feb 1. Luxurious gambling establishments known to be frequented by wealthy women, lo cated in fashionable residential sec tions will be Investigated through the taking of testimony in open court sessions, the district "attorney's office announced. HOTEL SWINDLER BROUGHT BACK TO ANSWER CHARGES Miami, Feb. 1 The dashing young man wno went up and down the east and west coasts of Florida, stop, ping at the best hotels and posing as a son of some millionaire, with a different father in each place ho reg istered ("Nelson Morris" at Cocoa nut Grove, etc.), is now stopping at t'io Dado county jail as plain L. R. O'Neal, of New York, awaiting the outcome of a case against him for cbtaining board and lodging by fraud, on complaint of the propri etor of the Sunshine Inn at Cocoa, nut Grove. Young Mr. O'Neal, which may be another alias for all the authorities knew, has admitted that he misrep resented himself as the son of wealthy parents at hotels in Cocoa- nut Grove, Palm Beach, Tampa and Fcrt Myers, and quietly "jumped his board bill" when he tfelt he had stayed lon,g enough for safety. He was brought to Miami from Fort Myers yesterday by Deputy Sheriff McDade, the local authorities having hecn notified of his arrest there. O'Neal told the deputy that he Is from New York City, where he worked as a medical student in one of the hospitals. He is about 30 years old. At Cocoanut Grove O'Neal drove up to the Sunshine Inn about a month ago in a big Packard car and walked up to the desk with the easy appearance of a man of wealth. When he registered as "Nelson Mor ris, Jr.," of Chicago, there was noth. ing in the place that he couldn' have. Young "Mr. Morris" said he liked everything about the place except toe furniture, which did not quite Installed in his suit of rooms the best suite the inn afforded. Serv ants danced attendance on him. The bill of fare was Improved on accoun. of bis presence. Began to Borrow Money Everything moved lovely for "Mr. j Morris" for about ten days, when AUSTRIA SENDS MESSAGES TO PRESIDENT WILSON IT IS CZERNIN ASSURES PRESIDENT OF SINCERITY OF AUSTRIA By Associated Press.) London, Feb. 1. It Is known posi tively, according to a Berne dis patch to the Dally Mall that Count Czernin ' sent numerous messages through private intermediaries to President Wilson assuring him of the sincerity of the Austrian govern ment. THEODORE N. VAIL IS ON HIS WAY TO MIAMI Miami. Feb. 1. Theodore N. Vail, president of the American Telegraph and Telephone Company, is on hi3 way to Miami, making the trip down the inside route on board his pala tial yacht, the Gadfly. The party left Daytona the latter part of last week but were delayed in the trip when the yacht struck a bar about three miles above Gifford. In expectation of his arrival in Fort Pierce, special telephone, wires were laid along the dock in order that the distinguished financier might be put In touch with the out sido world. MAY UTILIZE JACKSONVILLE FOR SHIPPING WAR SUPPLIES - - v.. (Jacksonville Metropolis) As soon &3 the Florida Metropolis learned ' yesterday by Associated Press that Charleston and Savannalh' were being' considered by the Ship ping Board and other Washington officials as possible porta to be used to send the congested European freight in and around New York and that Jacksonville, with Its splendid port facilities and transportation advantages, was overlooked, the Florida Metropolis, true to its policy of working in the Interests of Jacksonville, Immediately got busy and sent telegrams to powerful Washington friends to get Jackson ville included and also induced su&! public-spirited men as W. D. Bar nett, W. F. Cummer, E. W. Lane, A. F. Perry and John Bond to send wires to Chairman Hurley, of tho Shipping Board, urging Jackson ville's claims for this business. That there was good work quickly done yesterday was proven today by a telegram from a good friend of Jacksonville at Washington stating Jacksonville had been added to the list along with Savannah and Charleston, and that an official will be sent Immediately to inspect the advantages - offered by Jacksonville, and other South Atlantic ports for shipping war supplies and other freight to Europe, now congested In and around New York. started to borrow money right and left, from the hotel manager down to the servants. In the meantime he had taken the woman manager for a ride in his hired Packard, which he apologized for by saying that "he had only engaged It until he could have 'his cars brought down, from Chicago, and had taken her on board a private yacht lying in Biscaynebay off the Royal Palm hotel, which he represented as is own. It was when "Morris" began to borrow from the hotel attaches, and kitchen gossip resulted in the wom an manager being notified, that "Mr. Morris' " Identity began to be sus pected. Then the manager went to his rooms for an explanation. The roc-m waa empty. The big Packard car was gone, likewise the bagsage. Mr. Morris" had neglected to report at the desk to settle 'tis bill or ay DISCLOSED hegcodbye.