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and Evening Telegrai HEP 'N THE BEST TOWN IN THE BEST PART OF THE BEST STATE IE TIL BOST REMEMBER THAT SATAN S TAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BE GAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN LAKELAND, FLORIDA, THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1918 No. 125 RITISH KEEP SITUATION IN HAND SONERS AND MACHINE GUNS E BEEN TAKEN Iff BRITISH, in HAVE NOW REGAINED PRAISE IS i in SHE LOST GROUND 1 VALOR AID IT BRAVtRY HEAVY BATTLING HAS k IN PROGRESS, GERMANS MADE ONLY TRIFLING THE PAST 21 HOURS (By Associated Press.) h Army Headquarters, France, 28. News received frim the fe right wing is that the allies iding well. (This refers to the n sector where the French ben falling back). Near Beau- amel the enemy attacked heav vere fighting followed and this g appeared in a village virtual- o-Man's Land, with contending rawn close on either side. Hard ; occurred at ' several point3 he front during" the night. Ac- to latest reports the British :ept the situation' well in hand. ians this morning put down an bombardment along the front p Acheville and Souchez river of Lens) but up to ten o'clock orning no Infantry action had eported. in the neighborhood of Hamel, Puisieux, Moyennevllle, were repulsed. Beaumont They Odessa Has Been Recaptured By Bolshevikis INTERNATIONAL IS OVER UNTIL WAR ENDS (By Associated Press.? New York, March 28. Internation al baseball club owners here today voted to disband. SNORT COURSE FOR MEN WOUNDED IN TRENCHES (By Associated Press, j Tetrograd, Wednesday, March 27. (Delayed) Official dispatches pub lished here confirm the report that Odessa has been recaptured by Bol she'viki troops. fish Regain Lost Ground (By Associated Press.) on, March 28. In the last four hours the Germans have jbut one comparatively trifling I the result of numerous massed along the whole front, saya correspondent at British arters. For the British there e claimed several distinct local ses, either in completely re- enemy blows or wresting back won by counter-attacks. irling to Reuters, although the is continue to use Infantry "thless prodigality, the general Pe along the ront is for the ' less determined. pting With . Extraordinary Ferocity By Associated PresB.) s. March 28. Blocked on Las and Noyon fronts and the left the Oise, the Germans last Kan to throw forward lmpor ""ces in the region of Mont Di ke war office" announced today, fighting" rapidly took on extra T ferocity. French regiments hand to' hand with the enemy licted heavy losses. Finally the 1 fell back to the heights im 0,y west of Mont Didies. Tners And f Machine Guns Taken By British (By Associated Press.) March 28. Prisoners and ie guns have been cantured by ,tish, the war office announces, nting continues fiercely on both of the Somme. This morning ,eiIy opened a heaw bombard- Po British defenses mat of Ar- p attack developed In this sec erned attacks were made by along the Valley Somme Americans Worked Like Veterans of The Somme i (By Associated Press.) Paris, March 28. Entirely new In this warfare, Americans worked like" the best veterans in the Battle of Somme," says a wounded French cap tain just brought back from the front, according to Laliberte. Two wounded American officers were brought with him. Each wore French war crosses conferred on the battlefield. Oxford, March 28. An interesting experiment Is to be made at Oxford University in establishing short cours es of instruction for wounded offi cers unfit for military duty for four months or more. Preference is to be given to those GERMAN PES RESPONSIBLE II FOR FAILURE OF AIRPLANE PROGRAM (By Associated Press.) Washington, March 28. Charges that German spies are responsible for the country's failure in the airplane program was made in the Senate by Overman. He charged there are spies in the Curtis plant. who probably will be discharged from FOOD PRICES HI TAKEN ANOTHER UM MAKING RISE OF 21 PER CENT YEAR (By Associated Press.) Washington, March 28 Food prices took another jump of one per cent from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15, making a to I SEIZED tal increase 21 per cent for the year ending the latter date. Bursan labor GERMAN INVADERS INCENSE RUNS AT MISK statistics announced that onlv three me service ana arrangements will De:&, gixteen 8tan(lard artlcleg failed t0 ALL FOODSTUFFS AND VALUABLES, ACCORDING TO AN ESCAPED AMERICAN made for giving them the necessary medical care ! advance, i British Take 3,000 Turks; Entire Force Either Captured Or Destroyed io WOMEN TO TAKE PROMINENT (By Associated Press.) Moscow, Tuesday, March 26. (De layed) An American who escaped from Minisk two days after the Ger- mans occupied the city, has reached PART IN NEXT LIBERTY lOANiMoscow- IIe reports the population i of Minisk much incensed against the invaders. He says the Germans at Atlanta, Ga.. March 28.-The wom-!otuB beBan to Belze stuffs ev en of the South are to take a com-thi,lg of value' Third (By Associated Press.) London, March 28 An entire Turk ish force in the area of Mesopotamia has been captured or destroyed by the British, the war office announces.. Three thousand prisoners were taken BUILDING STARTED 15 MINUTES AFTER GOETHALS AUTHORIZES IT Fighting With Great Violence (By Associated Press.) Paris, March 28. Fighting contin ued with violence yesterday evening and last night on the battlefront, the war office announced today. Washington Looks For Turn in Affairs (By Associated Press.) Washington, March 28. American staff officers, studying closely war maps from the latest dispatches, are of the opinion that developments of moment in an allied counter attack will begin to show themselves on the battlefield today or tomorrow. 500 Men Get Busy On $3,000,000 Structure to Store War Supplies In Record Time Chicago, March 28. Within 15 hours after General Goethals, acting quartermaster general, had signed an order authorizing the erection of a new $3,000,000 'warehouse here, 500 men and several steam shovels were at work on the foundations. With the completion of the struc ture Chicago will become, it is de clared, the largest warehouse center in the United States and probably In the world. The rise to this position has been one of the phenomenal fea tures of America's war program. The mush-room like growth of this divis ion has taken place since April, 1917, when the warehouse space here was less than 40,020 square fee. With the completion of buildings now in course of construction, the depart- 3,200.000 A. D. central MDfi RINRHAM'S GEMS VALUED AT $543,975 nient will have storage space in the i Chicago district totaling Louisville, Ky., March 28 The re- square feet, markable collection of jewelry owned Chicago, according to Col. k f.a whort wnrth PUnPham. for-1 Kniskern, in cnarge oi me UJ mi a v x- a ' I merly Mrs. Henry M. Flagler, at the time of her death in Louisville last July has been appraised at $543,975, according to an inventory of her per sonal estate of approximately $65, 000,000, just filed here. It includes three strings of pearls valued at a total of almost $400,000 and ranges from Xhat down to two small gold hairpins set with diamonds and val ued at $100. It embraces a diamond breast pin valued at $25,000; two platinum chain necklaces, $40,000; a diamond ring, $10,000, and more than a score of other articles. It does Hot include, however, other jewelry, val ued at approximately $61,000, owned by Mrs. Bingham in New York. The pearl necklaces are described in the inventory as follows: One short string of pearls, consist ing of 51 graduated pearls and square cut diamond clasps, $122,250; one medium length string of pearls con sisting of 111 pearls with diamond clasp, $200,000;; one large string of pearls, consisting of 213 graduated pearls with diamond clasp, $75,000. manding part in raising the itberty Loan, the campaign for which opens on April 6th. A special woman's committee to carry out organized effort throughout SCIENTISTS TO GATHER AT DENVER TO SEE ECLIPSE Inventor of Famous Automobile Pre. I diets That Motor Tractors Will Become One of Country's Lending Industries Denver, Colo., March 28. Denver FORD AND 100,000 MEN the district has been organed withnL'xt June win 1)(!i:onie 1,10 mecca of WILL MAKE TRACTORS TO Mrs. Haynes McFadden, of Altanta, P9'sciftUtl8t8 and star-gazers from all FIGHT AGAINST THE KAISER 'chairman, and a district-wide organi-''arts of tlie orW- Th(J 111011 ot 1.ct . . ization is now being perfected. A worn-are coming to this city to obtain mountain-ton view of the total the district has bien named as state udipse of the sun, scheduled for June ; chairman; and under the direction of iSlu' these, Liberty Loan woman's commit- j ,J'ho 81111 shadow path will enter the 'tecs are being organized in every jUruted Slates In southwestern Wash- county in the state. ington"and travel southeasterly. In Detroit, Mich.. March 28. Henry j In some of the larger cities, a P-'i ts of Colorado the face of the sun For has announced that eventually J unique scheme is being Introduced by, will be cohered for two hours and 100,000 men will be employed in the tne women in charge. A little cottage, three minutes. Scientists have chosen manufacture and distribution of hia tractors. At the Dearborn plant, mere- wiiere most people are constantly ipnere ana tne time at wmcn tne passing. This cottage Is used as a I eclipse will be on in the intermoun booth at which b.mds may be pur- tain region. chesed, literature obtained, and gen- . eral Information siven committee of CHARACTER OF SHELL prominent women and pretty girls FROM BIG GUN NOW KNOWN are in charge. j Flsewhere many plaus are prepared , Premier Clemenceau's Paper De for reaching the public and the pub 1 , t . i . . i k i 1 .1 i 1, J 1 ... t, Kucwn as a xjiueny uouage, is neing jVL-iumuu iur men- uusei v;iuuita ue built at the busiest part of the city, (cause of the clearness of the atraos- ly a temporary one, 2,000 men are now working, but this number, 'said Mr. Ford, will be increased to 25,000. Jt was announced that, following the building of the permanent $3,500, 000 plant, the distributing shops would be used as one of the numbered as sembly plants, which will be scat tered throughout the country. "The tractor . industry," Mr. Ford said, "is bound to become one of tha Mc's pocketbook. Stress is being laid upon the educational feature through the women'3 department, since it Is leading industries of the world, and "ere tnat the greatest, ta?arl!g can be we are makiner our nlnnt nocnrAintriv itad, ' i n .r scribes the Peculiarities of the Bg Projectile I plan to devote most of my time to the building of tractors. "The tractor is and has been my pe1 baby. It is something that will do much toward the betterment of mankind, and that is what I am truly interested in. The tractor has a far. reaching effect. It gets people into Twenty-eight thousand posters by Howard Chandler Christy, the noted Paris, March 28 The caliber of the shells that are being fired Into Paris by the German long range gun Is 8.3 inches and the length of the shell is twenty Inches, l'Homme Libre, Pre- vm. i,c anuiiii , ami Ten thousand acres of land In the upper Manatee Valley is soon to be developed for citrus grove purposes. This land Is the property of the Jimes L. Waterbury Company, of Chl ctgc and Minneapolis, who will de velop the tract. puinter of pretty girls, are being fur-jmier Clemenceau's newspaper states, nlshed the local committees by the j The shell weighs 200 pounds and con publicity committee In Atlanta. tains less than twenty pounds of ex- From this same committee, a large ; plosives, assortment of publicity material is j The shell is provMod with a fuse going forth. Booklets by the millions 'protected by a threated stopper and are being supplied to farmers andjhas a dlaphragn inside which divides an w rn7i T M 0r.n",UB luantit,es are ,nto win- unequal size. The holes in the dia- ' ! lows and on billboards. Door knob.phragm afford communication be- With Viscount Northciiffe and the , hangers will be nlaced on i-PalHm, 'tween tha two nnrknta Thn ft. quartermaster's depot, is being madel,r,,Llor- JunKensm is racing its deatlrdcors by Boy Scouts. Newspapers areja-e accepted as an explanation of the the storage center of the army be-j1" England. Vast estates will be a 'receiving advertising layouts to be j two explosions which on occasion cause it is manifestly the most logi- th,n& of the past. They will be sup-'paid for by patriotic banks and busi-,hnve followed In quick succession and cal point. pigmented by producing farms The, news firms of the towns In which they j which led to the belief that two guns Three units will comprise the lat- nobles will be forced to give way ta , appear. jwere firing. est warehouse, only two units of i the common people, and then the j Nothing before has been attempted j which will be erected at once. The 'English people will once more get in the country on the scale of thojTIIERE WILL BE NO ultimate capacity will be 27,000,000 j back to the soil. The tractor means ! Third Liberty Loan. Every class of j SHORTAGE OF FARM LABOR cubic feet. Each unit will have a jail this and more in the development frontage of 600 feet and a depth of j of the world. 500 feet. j "That's why I am going to stick to The warehouse, which is located in the tractor. I am determined to do the central manufacturing district, everything in my power to drive jun will be built of re-enforced concrete k(.riRni from th(? worI(J rm for peace and will be one of the largest In the frgt last an(1 at a1 tjmM mt not UR world. Like others previously erect- tj n Mn ahmit the rlght cpndl. ed for the army, it will be one story jons And go Im R0,nR tQ hep flf?ht high, with 10-foot platforms on each fQr Jf "Michigan's contract for 1,000 trae- ct.io qprvpd hv five railroad tracks The floors will be at car-door level, this being accomplished by the de pression of the tracks. The history of the quartermaster department's growth in Chicago reads "B Vl . Th "I " :;" to government control in England an! morrioi nrhiflvpment. Shortly alter people is beii g enlisted for the cam- j paign, and it is fcelleved that the) Atlanta, Ga., March 28. "There la amount asked will be raised with lit- no reason to anticipate any great tie delay. . ! shortage of farm help, yet the farm- . org planted 32,000,000 acres more than Michigan." in the previous year. Preparation for expert supervision "Out of the 50,000,000 population in of the farm work in Michigan has re-jtlie rural districts of the natien onlv suited in the recall of C. J. Smith, j 204,000 have been called In the draft who has been instructing English i'hc skilled farm labor is placed in farmers. The war preparedness boar i a deferred class under the new draft tors and the system of control i onejwiil be furnished with records of pro-lnws and will not be called this year, of the biEEest thines this State has rilction ot a,l faers using the trac-0f the 2,000,000 available for service ever done. Every State should takeitor- similar action as a war measure. "My idea of State control, similar Canada, is to keep the tractors, during the war. working day and night. Gov ernor Sleeper, In selling a tractor to "Crop production will play one of the biggest parts in winning the war." Mr. Ford added. "This is shown ia the fact that the English government gives tractor shipments preference ov er foodstuffs. England believes that farmer, will exact a proviso that as 'one shipload of tractors Is worth fifty war was declared an abandoned race track was taken over and its acres were soon niiea wun mww slmlllir hPhVV 3 LT 'rJTd.; Mer jsoon as his own plowing Is done hhiploads of food. nn ' f f flnnr anacp. were ! will either go from one farm to an-1 added through the utilizing of build- other and plow fields on contract, or,mg during seasons, day and night, and tan already constructed, and at the rent the tractor to his neighbors. In ( they will have given the kaiser , same time the erection of special thir way everything possible will be knockout blow from which he will warehouses was begun. obtained from the 1,000 tractor- in never recover." "Let the farmers keep tractors go- in Class 1, only 800,000 are to be called. Speaking'of the plan to mobilize fam labor in cities and towns through the boys' working reserve. Secretary Houston said he thought it an excellent Idea but doubted If ft would prove necessary. "After your food crops plant cot ton." said the secretary, "but do not be misled by the temporary high price of one product into an over-production which would bring that prlco down."