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The Lakel hed in the best town in the best dadt ; BEST PART OF THE BEST STATE WnRKFBS COTTON REPOH VI11U.IIU miAiitA AND EfENING TELEGRAM BOOST REMEMBER THAT SATAN STAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN LAKELAND, FLORIDA, FIJI DAI, MARCH 15, 1918 No. 113 IAN RAILWAY IE TO RETURN TO WORK I STRIKE IS SPREADING; OSIM IS RUSSIA'S CAPITAL ce Battles tween Soviet And Natives THAT UVftii zu,uu BEEN KILLED; FRENCH CAINS IN CHAMPAGNE By Associated Press.) lhagen, March l& wen in ,ps of Austrian railways have ind refused to obey orders of itary to return to work, the ,okal Anzeiger states. The reported as spreading to oth fries. ins to Ratify Peace Treaty By Associated Press.) krad, Thursday, Marcn C-ed). All Russian Congress meeting in Moscow today, by bf 453 to 30 decided to ratify ce treaty with, the Central FIRST AIRPLANES ARE RECEIVED AT ARCADIA; FIRST FLIGHT SATURDAY Arcadia, March 15. The first air planes for use of the student avia tors at the two army aviation camps here arrived today, six of them, and according to information available at Dorr Field, the first. fliVhta n-ni u 'Saturday. . UL mc uig uiras are scheduled for this date and If all is well, the work of training the stu dent aviators will continue day by day. Only a few are here now but an other contingent is expected next week and more will follow rapidly. If 500.000 SPINDLES m m AN YtAR AGO (By Associated Press.) Washington, March 15 Cotton con sumed during February amounted to 5io,887 running bales; for seven months, 3,829,000 bales, the Census Bureau announced. Imports of cot ton during February amounted to 12.600 bales compared with 66,000 tales a year ago. There were nearly low Now Capital of Russia (By Associated Press.) v, Thursday, "March 14. (De This city has again become Hal capital of Russia. It was Jhe Great who moved the seat irnment from Moscow to Pe- French Gain Footing By Associated Press.) fc, March 15. Strong French vents gained a footing yester- fct of Nauroy road on the Ger- rince's front In the Cham- district, says today's army lifters' statements. Over 20,000 Casualties Kj Associated Press.) Jon, March 15. Fierce battles Soviet adherents and natives d in Turkestan, according to figrad dispatch. It is reported Fere more than twenty thou-jwualties. ISAAC STEPHENSON F ill men VOLU WIG 0 SHIPBUILDING WL 1PBUI L NOT BE GALLED AT . THIS TIME (By Associated Press.) Washington, March 15. Men who volunteered for shipbuilding will not be called in large numbers for some time, the department of labor an nounced today. CONSUMPTION OF LIQUOR IN ENG. FALLEN OFF TWO-THIRDS C T a half million more cotton spindles active in February, 1918, than in Feb jraary last year. SENATOR DIED TODAY (By Associated Press.) Marinette, Wis., March 15. Former United States Senator Isaac Stephen sole died here early today. Indictments Were Returned Today Against 35 Members I. W.W. (By Associated Press.) Wichita, Kan., March 15. Federal indictments were returned here today against thlrty-flve alleged members of the Industrial Workers of the World. With one exception the indicted men are now under arrest and some have been interned -for the period of the war. (By Associated Press.) pgton, March 15. Dutch tout to be requisitioned by the States and Great Britain if therlands government does not rily agree to turn them over, used chiefly for the transpor- t foodstuffs. fST TO GOODNESS" . f MERS WILL BE EXEMPT ED FROM DRAFT following letter has been re by the local exemntion Board. fh it tells of the exemption of f no are activp.lv an mured In the F'on of food crops The local "1B"es it impressed unon all hke application under this that sufficient evidence must "Bitted to prove their necessl tag exempt, at the time the ltl0I is made. Ietter follows: fe Headquarters For Draft, State of Florida, Tallahassoa 10 iois 'Ollowinop l m -rTT-.t. icicgiam irom wiiBu ls transmitted for your infor lTii guidance: e Datlnnal nJ ... n 1 uuu duiio UUW f annonced as soon as Con- f 15 on pending legislation gov- " apportionment nt nnntns. meantime it will be necessary .. . v-uv. ui I men to be distributed fj joughout the United States, i. . " tQese men will go out I e day. in aeveral cases '1 ni run over the current quota of the State and board upon which it is made, but the excess will be credited on the new quota of each state and board affected, as will all other excess due to special cause. T-ha oitnntinn arising from the scar city of farm labor demands that the actively, can iu i"c luivii - COMPLETELY and ASSIDUOUSLY engaged in the planting or cultivation of a crop, but who are in Class 1 and within the new quota, snouia De in ferred until the end of the new quota. Please instruct your local boards, therefore, that the president directs that, in filling this emergency call, they shall pass the order numbers of such men and defer their call for the present. It must be borne in mind that this .... . tvon snlelv in the need of SICP 13 lanw. the nation and not for the benefit of any individual. Therefore, while boards should consider it a grave duty to exercise this power to con serve and augment the agricultural production, they should observe close iv the conduct of those deferred and immediately upon becoming : con vinced that any person not giving his ENTIRE time and earnest attention to agricultural d t , or that he is trifling with the defer InTtha- granted him. the boar should forthwith call h.m to the COlOrS. I ! AH citizens should assist in making tbis expedient effective ing to the attention of the boards 16 Actorment as well as cases meriunB - . d u-hich deferment is oemK cases in wnicu abusea- CROWDEB. FDWARD ANDERSON, Captain J, I' S R.. offlcer in charge of draft for Florida Boulders Cause Wreck On Pennsylvania Road, Killing 2 and Injuring 15 (By Associated Press.) Harrisburg, Pa., March 15. The Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago Express on the Pennsylvania road was struck by boulders while passing tnrough a cut early this morning, the rocks wrecking two sleeping cars, killing two women, and injuring fif teen passengers. It is estimated one rock weighs twenty tons. It will be necessary to dynamite it to remove it from the tracks. The steel cars, offi cials, said, prevented a heavy loss of life. American Troops Will Be Rewarded With Medals For Deeds Of Valor While the kaiser is bestowing iron crosses by the bushel on his troop ers the soldiers of the United States who deserve special recognition will find that the government at home is not neglectful. By direction of President Wilson decorations and insignia will be be stowed to recognize special services for the country. By the President's direction the fol lowing decorations and insignia are authorized: Distinguished Service. Cross A bronze cross of appropriate design and a ribbon to be worn in lieu there of, to be awarded by. the President, or in the name of the President by the commanding general of the American expeditionary forces in Europe to any person who, while Serving in any ca pacity with the army, shall hereafter distinguish himself or herself or who, since April 6, 1917, has distinguished himself or herself, by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States. Distinguished Service Medal A bronze medal of appropriate design nnd a ribbon to be worn in lieu there of, to be awarded by the President to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the army, shall hereafter distinguish himself or her self or who, since April 6, 1917, has distinguished himself or herself by exceptionally meritorious service to the government in a duty of great responsibility In time of war or In connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the Uni ted States. War Service Chevrons A gold chevron of standard material and de sign, to be worn on the lower half of the left sleeve of all uniform coats, ex cept fatigue coats, by each officer and enlisted man who has served six months in the zone of the advance in the war and an additional chevron for each six months of similar ser vice thereafter. Officers and enlist ed men of the aviation service on combat-flying duty in Europe will be created for the war-service chevron with the time they may be on that duty. Wound chevrons A gold chevron of pattern identical with that of the war-service chevron, to be worn on the lower half of the right sleeve of all uniform coats, except fatigue coats, by each officer and enlisted man who has received, or who may hereafter receive, a wound in action with the enemy which necessitates treatment by a medical officer and an additional chevron for each addition al wound; but not more than one chevron will be worn for two or more wounds received at the same time. Disablement by gas necessitating treatment by a medical officer shall be considered to bf a wound within the meaning of this order. Order Pave the Way Orders Just issued pave the way for speedy action in bestowing insignia and decorations. The orders read: "During the present emergency, whenever a recommendation for the award of the medal of honor (which is the only medal heretofore provided for by statute) reaches the command ing general of the American expedi tionary forces in Europe he is author ized to cable his recommendation for immediate action and to hold the pa pers until a reply is received. In the event that his recommendation Is ap proved, he will note the action taken in his endorsement when forwarding the papers in the case and will pre sent the medal to the recipient as the representative of the President, or will delegate a suitable officer to act in that capacity. "In any case where the person rec ommended for the award of the med al of honor is at the time fit the rec ommendation apparently fatally wounded or so ill as to endanger his life, the commanding general of the expeditionary forces in Europe is au thorized to act immediately upon the recommendation as the representa tive of the President, afterwards re porting his action by cable. "The distinguished service cross and the distinguished service medal may be awarded posthumously to per sons killed in the performance of acts meriting such award or to persons whose death from any cause may have occurred prior to such award. The medal so awarded will be issued to the nearest relative of the deceased person'. "No individual will be entitled to more than one distinguished service cross or one distinguished service medal, but each additional citation in War Department orders for conduct of service that would warrant the award of either of these decorations will entitle the person so cited to wear upon the ribband of the decora tion and upon the corresponding rib bon a bronze oak leaf of approved de sign and the right to wear such oak loaf will be announced as a part of the citation. Other citations for gal lantry in action published in orders issued from the headquarters of a force commanded by a general offi cer will be indicated in each case by a silver star three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter worn upon the rib band of the distinguished service cross and upon the corresponding ribbon." (By Associated Press.) London, Wednesday, March 13. (Delayed) The consumption o! in toxicating liquors in Great Britain now is only one-third of what It was four years ago, Premier Lloyd George declared in an address to Free Churchmen today when challenged about the drink traffic. No spirits are being manufactured in this country now, he said. 24 GERMAN AIRPLANES MET THEIR END WEDNESDAY (By Associated Press.) London, Thursday, March 14. (De layed) In severe aerial fighting on the western front Wednesday between large groups of British and German machines, the British airmen account-k ed for twenty-four of the enemy's planes. Official aviation statements say five of the British machines are missing. Railway Commission To Decide April 23 If Mileage Books To Be Increased In Price The Railroad Commissioners of the State of Florida to Apalachicola Northern Railroad, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company, Charlotte Harbor & Northern Railway Co., Georgia & Florida Railway, Geor gia, Florida & Alabama Railway Co., Georgia Southern & Florida Railway, Gulf, Florida & Alabama Railway Co., Live Oak, Perry & Gulf Railroad Co., Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co., St. Peters burg Transportation Co., Seaboard Air Line Railway. Co., Southern Railway System: Southern Railway Co., South Georgia Railway Com pany, Tampa & Gulf Coast Rail road, Tampa Northern Railroad Co., Tavares & Gulf Railroad Co. Whereas, a petition has been filed with the Railroad Commissioners of the State of Florida, by the above named carriers doing an intrastate business in the State of Florida, peti tioning said Railroad Commissioners to substitute in lieu of the present 1000 and 2000 interchangeable Mile age Books sold at $20.00 and $40.00 respectively, one interchangeable Mileage Book of the denomination of 1000 mileage coupons to be sold at $22.50, and to be honored under the same general rules and regulations as published in the current tariffs and supplements thereto. Now Therefore, this is to notify you that on Tuesday, April 23rd, 1918, at 10 o'clock in the morning, the Railroad Comrclssioners of the State of Florida will be in session at their office in the City of Tallahassee, Florida, then and there to hear and consider and determine whether or not they ought to grant permission to the said above named carriers to substitute In lieu of the present 1000 and 2000 interchangeable mileage book of the denomination of 1000 mileage coupons, and to Increase he rate of fare for said mileage book from two to two and one-fourth cents per mile, and to consider such other matters as may arise in the prem ises. And at said time and place, you and all other parties legally and rightfully interested will have an op portunity to be fully heard. Witness the hand of the Chairman of said Railroad Commlsioners, af fixed in open session and by their or der at Tallahassee, the Capital, this 11th day of March, A. D. 1918. R. HUDSON BURR, Is. U TRIED WEEPS ON THE JURY WHEN ON THE STAND TODAY WOMAN, CHARGED WITH BLACK Jl AILING ATLANTA'S MAYOR, TRIES TO APPEAL TO JUST'S SYMPATHIES (By Associated Press.) Atlanta, March 15. Mrs. Hirsch concluded her statement shortly after noon. Her stay on the stand, It was understood, was prolonged by con stant weeping and sobbing. Judge Ilil! ordered a recess and attorneys for the defense announced they would confer during luncheon as to putting on additional witnesses. rienred Room When Woman Took Stand (By Associated Press.) Atlanta, March 15. Mrs. Margaret S. Hirsch, charged with an attempted verbal blackmail of Asa Candler, mil lionaire mayor of Atlanta, took the witness stand in her own behalf this morning. Before starting her state ment, the court room was cleared of spectators at her request, including members of the press. Defense said they expected to prove that defendant was the victim of threats by Cook to reveal to her husband details of what he saw in Mayor Candler's office, nnd that Candler was strongly at tracted to Mrs. Hirsch and used his influence and prominence to Induce aud persuade her to come to his office and submit to. his advances. Prominent Tampan Has Stroke of Partial Paralysis, but Is Better Frank C. Bowyer, prominent mer chandise broker, secretary of the board of port commissioners and for mer mayor of Tampa, was stricken with apoplexy while in his office in the Citizens' Bank building at three o'clock yesterday afternoon and was taken to his home in an ambulance. It was stated at Mr. Bowyer's home last night that his condition was somewhat improved. He is suffering with paralysis of the right side of his body. His condition, although caus ing serious concern to his friends and family, is not considered critical by attending physicians and It is hoped that his improvement will continue steadily. Dra. W. P. Adamson and W. M. Hewlett were called to attend Mr. Bcwyer. Tampa Tribune. PVMII VNS MEET NEXT AT TALLAHASSEE Jacksonville. March 15. With the unanimous election of W. S. WilMams of Milton as grand chancellor and other officers, the thirty-fourth an nual convention of the Florida lodge of the Knights of Pythias and the Pythian Sisters came to a close here last night. Tallahassee was decided upon as the next meeting place. Other officers for the coming year pore elected as follows: W. A. Gold berg, Ocala, grand vice-chancellor; A. J. Brandon, Clearwater, grand pre late; J. G. Davis, Tampa, grand keep er of records and seal; B. W. Thomp kins, Jacksonville, grand master of the exchequer; P. A. Goss, Mulberry. grand, master of arms; J. H. Coffee, Jacksonville, grand inner guard and G M. Lynch. Arcadia, grand outer guard. The election of officers for the Pythian Sisters resulted as follows: Past grand chief. Mrs. Hattie Bethel. Jacksonville; Mrs. Mollle Denham, Titusvllle, .grand chief; Mrs. Louise Holmes, Marianna, grand senior chief; Mrs. Maggie Loewey, Tampa. Fraud Junior chief; Mrs. Julia S. Smith, Eustis, grand manager; Mrs. Mary Daffln, Molina, grand protector, and Mrs. Nell Donnigan, Waldo, grand outer guard. The features of the sessions today were entertainments in the Masonic temple here for the Pythian Sisters. Mrs. Emma Bentley presented Mrs. Mrs. Bethed with a beautiful bracelet In appreciation of her services.