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ti HE LAKELAND EVENING 1 ELEGRAM 4 ED IN THE BE8T TOWN IN THE BEST PART OF THE 1E1T STATE BOOST REMEMBER THAT 8ATAN STAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN l LAKELAND, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 1918 No. 141 AMCAN POSITIONS STORKED BY MY; BERLIN CLAM AMERICANS SUSTAINED AW CASUALTIES. ALSO MANY PRISONERS; FALL BACK TO NEW POSITIONS BRITISH nsPay Jeavily In Casualties For Gains Made J LOADS OF GERMAN ed pass through aix Well every night Associated Press.) m, April 16. "North of on Sunday night", Bays a au aisnatch from Berlin. Jday, "the main part of an position eastward and ard from Maizey, on the of the Meuse, was taken A large section of the y lines' defense on the from St. Mihiel to Rouv- hree and a half miles was despite the brave resist- ie enemy, who suffered se ttalties, besides losing pris- irltish Fall Back Associated Press.; April 16. The Germans red Baileul, on the north- it is officially announced. have fallen back to new porth of Baileul and Wul- i Ind southwest of Vieux Ipulsed. fcavy Artillery Fire Associated Press.) prll 16. Heavy artillery tcurred last night on the le front in the neighbor- lontdidier, it is announced ich captured a machine gun and some Canal. prisoners near Olse 25 Tralnloads of Wounded Nightly (By Associated Press.) Washington, April 16. The heavy price the Germans are paying for the advance on the western front is told in dispatches to the State Depart ment today which state that twenty five train loads of wounded are pass ing through Aix La Chappelle every night. BRIG GENERALS AND COLONELS PROM (By Associated Press.) Washington, April 16. Ten Briga dier Generals of the National Army today were nominated by the Presi dent to become Major-Generals, and 27 Colonels were nominated to be Brigadiers. Gay L Shaffer Failed Today When Cotton Broke Again (By Associated Press.) New York, April 16. Upon the op ening of the cotton market today, at another severe decline, the failure of Gay L. Schlffer one of the best known floor brokers on the Exchange was announced. It is said the liabilities are not large. AND PRESIDENT TO BE GIVEN POWER TO FIX TONNAGE CHARTER RATES (By Associated Press.) Washington, April 16. Proposed legislation giving the President pow ers to prescribe the tonnage and charter rates were urged before the House Merchant Marine Committee today by the Shipping Board official. (By Associated Press.) London, April 16. The American authorities here have Just taken over another hotel, the Belgrave Mansions in Grosvenor Gardens, lo cated only a stone's throw from the present American Naval Headquar ters. The embassy already has two hotels and five large houses in this district, as well as a large building a short distance away occupied by the United States Shipping Board. Toronto Has $750,000 Fire Which Swept Union Stock Yards CHINA BUYS AMERICAN METAL BED3 Prosperous Chinese want brass and iron bedsteads, and these form one of the lines in which there has been a considerable increas in the imports of China from America during the past few years. Iron bedsteads were imported last year to the value of 100,000 taels, and brass bedsteads to a value of about 37,000 taels. Of the iron bedsteads Shanghai took one-fourth of the total quantity im ported, while as regards brass bed steads Shanghai took nearly all, only a few having been reexported to out-ports. lendous Loss Sustained By Germans When Zeppelin Works Destroyed Associated Press.) I April 16. An enormous faused by fire Saturday in ln works near Friedrich-! labors. Jhich destroyed a plant feing used for building air fhe Gotham type, according J reports receive here. soil. The body was found last night after many of the searching party had become exhausted by their long SlLD FOUND DEAD WANDERING THREE DAYS IN EVERGLADES April 16. Even in these I scores, possibly hundreds teen are falling on the bat fry minute, the sad death tour-year-old Charlie John Fas lost In the Everglades dead after three days' h his face In a shallow Iter has aroused universal Last Tuesday afternoon, Insisting of C. P. Johnson n B. W. Johnson, well fpenters of this city with flies, went ashore from 9 yacht to make camp a Bouth of Florida City. Af t C. P. Johnson took his short distance away from after cutting the heart out 'ge tree, gave It to the boy ack to his mother. This Mt time little Charlie was I As soon as it was real ibe boy was lost a general i given and searching par l despatched In all direc aeroplane also being em- In a previous instance rveyors party was lost last ugh the Imprints of the !t wer found In the soft Peking was impossible on t much hard intervening Atlanta, Ga.; April 16.--Throughout the Sixth Federal Reserve District Friday evening, Liberty Loan rallies held In the country school houses, where many thousand farm' ers and their families heard of the needs for the loan and the necessity for the earnest co-operation of every man and woman at this critical Junc ture with the government for the prosecution of the war. At these meetings a special mes sage from Secretary McAdoo was read, In which he stressed the su preme importance of ra;slng money for the support of the armies being sent abroad, and the reasons why the farmers of the South should do their part to the very fullest exient He called attention to the fact that the farmers are already contributing invaluable service in the raising of crops for the provisioning of the ar mies, and asked that every cent of available money be invested in the bonds. 4 enthusiasm was manuesieu which were hew. every corner or me district Indicate that the farmers of the South are squarely oenma Prr,ment la the war, and they are going to do their bit in any way that the opportunity presents Itself. . Vna Liberty Loan officials have been greatly cheered by the meetings SAave been held. With aU the ,nrrM of the country districts plaCed at the dismal of the govern fhpv are couuuuv (By Associated Press.) Toronto, April 16. Fire at the Har ris Abbatoir Plant of the Union Stock Yards burned throughout the night, causing a loss estimated at three quarters of a million dollars. The police is investigating the mys terious explosion which preceded the fire. (By Associated Press.) Washington, April 16. A bill to bring all persons charged with vio lation of the espionage act under the jurisdiction of a military court martial was introduced today Senator Chamberlain, chairman the Military Committee. AMERICANS WILL GIVE GOOD ACCOUNTS OF THEMSELVES $806,465,250 Subscribed To Liberty Loan (By Associated Press.) Washington, April 16. Liberty Loan subscriptions amounting to eight hundred six millions tour sixty five thousand, two hundred and fifty dollars were reported to the Treasury today from eleven Federal Reserve Districts. THIs makes one hundred Behind the British Lines in France, April 16. The Germans are in for a rude awakening If they are sincere In discounting the American army In France, in the opinion of F. M. Cut lack, assistant official correspondent with the Australian Imperial Force here. "These American," he asserted, "have a spirit for which the Kaiser would sacrifice a good half of his by; numbers If he could get It into his of, troops today." Returning from j visit to the American forces Mr. Cut- Mack wrote: "The dominant fact In the arrival of the United States army Is the huge bigness of It. It is new new as paint and keen as a racehorse in training or rather a whole paddock ful of racehorses. The world will probably not have the chance again of seeing such a spectacle of amateur warlike earnestness, for the Ameri cans are learning very fast. "It saw something of the same port when the Australian War Army began long ago In 1914 the same light-hearted enthusiasm, the Bame rich raw quality all unstrained and , Inexperienced, the same outpouring VOST0K BRITISH AND JAPS LANDED AT VLADI- TO. PRO TECT PROPERTY (By Associated Press.) Washington, April 16. In giving out today the statement made at Volagda by Ambassador Francis, the State Department made clear that the landing of Japanese and British forces at Vladivostok was not in pur suance of any International agree ment, but merely for the purpose of protecting Japanese and British Interests. REPRESENTATIVE JONES OF VIRCINI A IN CRITICAL STATE (By Associated Press.) Washington, April 16. Represen tative Jones, of Virginia, suffered a second stroke of paralysis last night and physicians today have about giv en up hopes of his recovery. One Woman Killed And Two Persons Wounded By Long Range Gun (By Associated Press.) Paris, April 16 Shells from the German long range gun killed one woman, and wounded a woman and a man in the Paris district last night, according to today's official statement. nf the, verv hent nf thft whole conn- and fifteen millions over last night's Jn &n emofIon flf mfM tota1' counting neither cost nor returns. Louisville, Ky., April 16.-Kentuc-1 The Americans are not soldiers yet, ky distilleries with a maximum out- 8"d PRPle realize better than put of 192,000 bushes of cornmeal or i themselves how much they have still rye flour a day from 167 corn mills'0 do t0 make themselves soldiers, are ready to begin grinding food for j but they will be a great and powerful the folks at home, while the white army " Probably shorter time than flour goes to the Allies and Ameri- i ,hey reckon upon. can soldiers at the front. Owsley Brown, chairman of the Jefferson County Council of National Defense, has reported to State Fed eral Food Administrator, F. M. Sack ett on the number of mills and their I "Great armies have before this been raised for great causes and the British Empire has the best reasons for knowing how with the vital spark in him the most unmllitary civilan may become a fine soldier. But no location, with detail data on each arny yu n reaa or in nisiory ever which has been volunteered by dis- marched with a more splendid ardor tillers as a result of Mr. Brown's or t&r(,& a great struggle with seren canvass. These mills when available r satisfaction than the American will be concentrated at various Expeditionary Force In France. And nolnta in eronns of ten or a dozen. 14 ,9 Bucn mighty army. They will where grain will be shipped in train load quantities. Great at the meetings Reports from the that "I know from letters from the own ers of thse mills", said Mr. Brown, "that they are willing to sell, loan or give these mills to Uncle Sam". Three of the mills are available for grinding corn. Any of them can grind rye flour. The mills altogether have an aver-! age output of 16,440 bushels an hour, J but can be speeded up to 24,000 1 bushels. Those In best condition j rom and on railroads will be transferred when the government needs them. Old distillery plants will be used for corn mills. not tell you how big, and you are discouraged from guessing, but we ran through all a spring day in a huge automobile and still the Amer ican host dotted the landscape, drill ing, marching, manoeuvring, building camps and roads. "They are learning the art of fight MEASLES PREVALENT AMONG LONDON CHILDREN (By Associated Press.) London, April 16. Unusual preval ence of measles and several minor children's Jiilments In London this spring is attributed as undoubtedly duo to the carrying o Infected chil dren into air-raid shelters. SEC. BAKER RETURNS TO AMERICA IN SAFETY FROM FRENCH BATTLEFIELDS ARRIVED TODAY ABOARD A SHIP WHICH FORMERLY FLEW THE GERMAN FLAG (By Associated Press.) An Atlantic Port, April 16-Secre-tary Baker arrived today from Eu rope, on one of the large steamships which flew the German flag before the United States entered the war. WOMEN TAKING PLACE OF OF MEN IN ALL LINES London, April 16. With women takng the place of men workers, con ditions in many parts of the country are undergoing a remarkable chance. This Is most noticeable in part where women land-workers are mak ing their homes. The Women's Institute is largely responsible for the movement which is gradually revolutionizing village life, making it more attractive and stimulating a sense of citizenship, in conjuncture with the Food Pro duction Department, a preliminary meeting is called which elects a dem ocratic committee representing farm er's wives, cottagers and landed women, who thereafter manage af? fairs, arranging for monthly social gatherings where useful lectures are given, exhibitions of housecraft or gardoning skill held, and old, treas ured recipes and household hint exchanged. Several hundred villages already have their committees and the Food Dopartmont is inindated with de mands for organizers and lecturers. Ten German Trawlers Sunk By Gun Fire; No British Casu; line in Lorraine. In their khaki and round, tin hats among the Lorraine hills they look and act very much like our own men; Indeed they might be our own fellows. They have the same sturdy, self-reliant look. They spread themselves over country in the fashion of men ac customed to vast spaces. They walk with the same easy, free-limbed car riage. Their discipline, like ours is a thing which force could never Im pose or maintain, but is rather con tributed voluntarily to a common good in violation of temperament and upbringing. "Against these men, as against the men of the British Empire, the Ger mans have no chance." (By Associated Pr London, April 16. Te. trawlers havo been sunk in Cattegat, between S noiinccd, their crews w IJrltiah ships. There w casualties. Operations taken by the Commanc the Grand Fleet. 1 - A m n n. IS. in the days before postal savings syste' have been going bp Government age- MUCH BURIED MONEY IN MICHIGAN Detroit, Mich., April 16. State, county and government officials are seemingly agreed that the boII of Michigan is today hiding more mon ey, coin and currency than It has held for several years. German propaganda is the reason. ing from the best soldiers of FranceDespite the efforts of government and Britlan and many of their offi cers as attaches of one sort or an other have seen a lot of this war the German and Turkish side as well. We found a Major who-had watched the Galllpoll campaign from the top of Battleship Hill and was in the confidence of LIman van San ders and the Turkish Pashas. He Sixth Federal District will make a has therefore a particularly warm showing in the third campaign that regard for the Australians. thewill make every Southerner proud. We went up to see the American agents .and of newspapers, to assure persons of Teutonic extraction that their property will not be seized, there has been a noticeable shrink age In the savings deposits of some of these people in various sections of Michigan. The mistaken fear, It Is believed, has proved contagious in one or two districts which have a heavy foreign population. Hard earned savings Lck to th t,tutd. listing the assist anCe been ea citizens to combs' . t thtB 0f trfbtfe aganda. ) urn pro For several monjj,8 . of hoarding have lacr'' 8n larly since the flera, take over the propy, San German corporations In,. ' certain One incident was report eat. silantl, in Washtenaw couPm Yp. Detroit illustrates the sltuatioiear farmer and his two sons drew ttu entire savings, about 17,000 from a Ypsllanti bank. The father buried the money and then forgot the hid ing place. After several days he lo cated the wealth and returned with It to Ypsllanti where he told the bank cashier of his act. "I had a tip that the government was going to confiscate the savings of all German-Americans." the farm er said. When he was told that such rum ors were the work of spies and that many patriotic persons of German lin eage had large sums of money on de posit the fanner put the money back In the bank. Then he went home and slept which usually were hidden at homeaoundly for the first time la a week.