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Lakeland E VENING TELEGRAM PUBLISHED IN THE BEST TOWN IN rue nco-p f IN THE BEST PART OF THE BEST STATE BOOST-REMEMBER THAT 8ATAN STAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN VOLUME Vtt nn MAiic m TOOK THREE 1C1E CIS LAKELAND. FLORIDA, TUESDAY, MAT 7, 1918 5a. Uf Little News From ' Battlefront Given Out Today IN RIGID INVESTIGATION, CHAM. THE REQUISITIONING OF DOGS IN OCCUPIED BELGIUM All SfATES BUT THREE TO SEND OMEN ADMITTED RETIREMENT OF SPECIALLY DRAFTED IN ON HAY 20 (By Associated Press) Washington, May 7. Requisition on all States except Arizona, Delaware, and . Vermont for 4,060 especially qualified draft registrants to go to camp May 20, was sent out today. It is known that In occupied Bel gium the Germans have made it ob ligatory to, report all dogs more than 40 centimeters In height. The Touton- BERLAIN SAYS COMMITTEE ,ized press in their notices of it an WELL PUT ITS FINGER DIRECT, ounces that the animals will be ON THE ONES RESPONSIBLE FOR CONDITIONS NOW EXISTING drafted as military police dogs, or as auxiliaries in field Bervice, to search for and bring first jiid (?) to the wounded of either side. "(By Associated Press.? Melbourne, May 7. A regulation designed to suppress Sinn Fein and other disloyal movements In Australia has been issued by the government, under the War Precautions Act. The government's action followed repre sentations by a delegation of citizens who informed the premier, William M. Hughs, that the Sinn Fein colors had been displayed during a nrocession (By Associated Press.) Paris, May 7. American troops continue to arrive, at the front in force, Premier Clemenceau told the Echo de Paris, on returning today from a two days' visit to the front. British Take 3 Machine Guns (By Associsted PretH i London, May 7. The British made a successful raid last night near New- ville Vitasse, southwest of Arras, the war office reports. Three machine guns were captured. The statement says there is nothing further to rer port. Active Artillery (By Associated Press.) Paris May 7. Active artillery fight ing occured last night on both sides AMERICAN (By Associated Press.) Washington, May 7. Fighting oc- curred between the American steamer Tidewater and a German submarine March 17 in which the submarine was defeated and probably sunk, it was reported today by the Navy Depart' ment. The Tidewater encountered the U-boat at night, barely missing a col lision, as she was submerging. "The of the Avre, on the front southeast j second shot from the Tidewater ap- of Amiens, It is officially announced. Iparently made a clean hit. SHIP SANK SUBMARINE British Losses Fast Week 88,091 (By Associated Press.) , , London, May 7. British casualties .reported for the week 'ending today reached 38,691. Of these 32,136 are wounded or reported missing. Red Cross Train Fired On (By Associated Press.) Amsterdam, May 7. In the event of the full flight from Jassy, the Ru manian capital, the American Red Cross mission to Rumania, which now (By Associated Press.) New York, May 7. The American steamship Tyler, thirty-nine hundred has arrived In London, escaped from tons, formerly the Old Dominion 11 Lost When American Ship Torpedoed on March 17 Oddessa 36 hours before the Germans entered the city onjy to be fired on by a German battery in Ukraine. No damage was done to the Red Cross train. Start Investigation (By Associated Press.) Washington, May 7. Attorney-General Gregory, acting at the President's direction today, began planning an in vestigation which is to disclose If there has been malfeasance or misuse of the great $640,000,000 appropriation for aircraft production. freighter, was torpedoed and sunk off ,th French coast March 17. Eleven' (members of the crew were killed or drowned. TheBe included five navy gunners. AS ins OF EXECUTIVE COM TAMMANY ill (By Associated Press.) New York, May 7. Tammy Hall es tablished a precedent today when it admitted women as members of the executive committee. After the fall primaries there will be an equal num ber of men and women chosen. here and also at Sydney. The regulation provides for the punishment of any person who advo cates or encourages disloyalty or hos tility to the British Empire or to its cause in the present war; anyone who advocated dismemberment of the Em pire or any .person who wore the symbol or displays the flag of the Sinn Fein Society. BY COMMITTEE (By Associated Press.) Atlanta, May 7. The announce ment that the committee on revisals had decided to recommend a concur- fence in all memorials requesting natty rights for women, cansed jubila- Jtion of that sex in todays session of the General Conference. The commit tee on Episcopacy recommended the .retirement of BlBhop Hoss, it was reported. Sinking of Liisitania Was Commemorated Today By British Newspapers (By Associated Press.) ' j London, May 7. The Lusitania an niversary was commemorated by newspapers today with big. captions; and special articles recalling the crime which the British public is not likely to forget. The Daily Graphic in an editorial laments that the pub lic apparently is becoming dulled Jo the sorrow of the Lusitania atrocity. Jacksonville, Fla., May 6. uring April! the first anniversary month of the declaration of : war against Ger many, Floridians to the number pt 2S2" enlisted In the "'regular and na tional armies, passing the record of March by 54. A majority, of those en listing were white men of a high type, but a large number of patriotic negroes were also Included. An even examination and transportation. better record' is expected during May. The fact is dawning upon men of service age ; that privates and non- ccstmlssioned officers are well cared t-?f; the government; in tact, that way men can give their, Iovea ones more money through serving in tho trrtny than they can, in civil life. This on account of the liberal allotments made to dependents of the men Jn ser 1:)6 which is added large insur aace t extremely low rates. Further more, the mental and physical benefits recurred in army training better equip success' .after the war enas."4- - w Those, interested in the service "are requested, to apply at one. of the re cruiting stations, to their nearest postmasters or to traveling recruit agents Qf the army for information, 41 Names On Casualty List (By Associated Press.) Washington, May 7. The American casualty list contains .41 names: Billed inaction, 4; died of wounds, I; died of disease, 5; died from other causes, 1; wounded severely, 15; wounded slightly, 13; missing in ac tion, L ; Birmingham Kuklux Give Idlers A Startling Warning to go to Work GERMANS SUPPRESS THE WAR BULLETINS According to a Dutch daily, the Ger mans in occupied Belgium have given notice that owing to the paper short age the war bulletins will be discon tinued. This has been in force since Pec. 15, 1917. ties of Florida, a total of 166, each The paper crisis must be acute con with specialties, either citrus fruits sidering that the Germans are fore o, deciduous varieties, pecans, orna- going the means , of mental trees, shrubberv and flowers, .population, which they have employed (By Associated Press.) Birmingham, May 7. About 150 white-robed men attired in the regula tion Kuklux Klan uniform with an American flag, and a fiery cross in the lead, rode through the streets last night warning idlers to find work and do it Some of the nurseries in the southern part of the State specialize in tropi cal and oriental stock. There is no reed of growers going out of the State for any kind of trees, shrub bery or plants, says the State Mar keting Bureau. It is better to buy at home and get stock acclimated and adapted to local conditions. A num ber of these nurseries Issue compre hensive catalogues with much practi cal Information to producers, in short, guide books to success in growing fruits. ever since their entry into Belgium. However, their lack of success has probably influenced their decision. A SUBSTITUTE FOR COPFtK STOLEN FROM BELUiua Keep Are" out of the woods and the fields. It burns fertility. If you want to help our enemies In Europe, burn what helps "to enrich the soil. Fire In the woods injures growing trees. To conserve fertility is patriotism and common sense. To keep farm machin ery "the artillery aX-Agricultur flo under shelter, too, is not only econ omy tut TtrtuUm. Farm tools may ost mtfre next year, and be hard to get .at any price. ' Hogs can be increased quickor than any other kind of meat animal. Halt t the meat used in the country is pork, it la pttt up in more form. The supply is abort A large number of sows must be bred now more than in The list of substitutes is daily . - . i growing in occupied Belgium, turn now a substitute has been found for h mnner removed from Belgium. It consists of rockpaper passed through r liv Cma httliA- a copper-coiorea uam. some and shapely articles, such as Mnnehaders for pianos ana- aoor knobs, have already appeared on the market. (By Associated Prass.l Tendon. May 6.-The telegraph sys tem under postofflce control was op erated during the year ended in March at a loss of 529,639, but the. tele phone service shows a surplus on the year of 201,729. ' (By Associated Pres.) ta Mav 7.-Turlllo SindonI, tho sculptor, has Just completed and for warded to President Wilson a bronze fgure entitled "Italian . Valor The warrior symbolizes the part Italy has ..v. m the war. The bronze was D"ade at the request of Italian sena Atlanta, Ga., May 4. There was no finer exhibition of the good done by the tour of the Special War Relic trains during the Third Liberty Loan campaign in the Sixth Federal Re serve district than the Bhowing made (dressed crowds fpur. and five times a by the two trains during the final p&y. and have had practically no time transferred to the court houses or other public halls. In spite of this tact, the crowds were not affected to any extent. The farmers drove through mud and rain to catch a sight of the relics with which the trains were loaded and to hear the message from Washington which the speakers bore Among the heroes of the way may bi numbered the crews which manned (the trains. They stuck by their guns with unswerving enthusiasm and worked harder than any workers dur lng the entire drive, for they have ad week of the drive. In practically every town visited during this period, the local commit tees had already secured their quotas, but all were working still and the enthusiasm at the train was no whit less than that encountered in the height of the campaign at other towns. Subscriptions came over the rail in the same steady stream that has characterized the tour from the beginning. One of the most commendable In stances of this work whicn has yet been reported comes from Chambers county, Alabama. This community had a quota of $68,000, but by the time the relic train number two reached it, it had gone over its quota by nearly five times the amount. for rest and recuperation during the long tour consuming four weeks Eugene Harrington, W. R. McDon aid, A. H. Goodheart and George Lowman, train chairmen, have ac pomplished wonders with their men SI. Elmo Massengale, director, of publicity, and W. R. C. Smith, gen ;eral chairman of the train committee, are loud in their praise of the faith fulness and efficiency of the men The United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C, has printed hundreds of very useful bul letins on agricultural topics. Nothing of real value to American farmers has been overlooked. A catalogue may be had for the asking, from which any Much of the final work has beenjbulletins that may be of direct use done in pouring rains. In fact, prac tically fifty per cent of the weather encountered during the month was of the most discouraging nature. At stations where there have been train sheds, the crowds stayed undef shet ter listening to the loan addresses made by the speakers. At other places, where no shelter was to be had, the trains were opened for in-' spection' and the 'speakings were can be selected. Send for It. The De partment of Agriculture at Tallahas see and the State Experiment Station at Gainesville, have also printed large number of invaluable bulletins, based on. Florida conditions, says the State Marketing Bureau. These tree bulletins of the Federal and State governments can be made to form library of inestimable Importance to any practical farmer. BISHOP HOSS CO ENDED not one plane has been sent FROM OVERMAN Bill IS FAVORABLY REPORTED (By Associated Press.) Washington, May 7. The Overman bill granting broad power to the President to re-organize and co-ordinate government departments, was ordered favorably reported to the House today by the judiciary commit tee by a vote of 15 to 1. II. i TO EUROPE WAS CMEU DECLARATION AMERICAN RED CROSS TRAIN FIRER ON BY GERMANS BUT IS ESCAPED INJURY (By Associated Press.) Washington, May 7. Senator Cham berlain, chairman of the military committee, announced in the Senate today that with the support ot tit Senate his committee would invest! gate the aircraft situation. He de clared the committee proposed to "pal its finger on the men responsible for conditions ot the aircraft production," and added: "The committee does not propose to engage in any whitewash ing process, either." Replying to questions, ' Chamberlain unreservedly declared not one American-built plane had yet been sent to Europe although materials in large qnanti ties had been shipped abroad for as sembly. A number of senators parti cipated in the discussion. , MYSTERY SHOCK FELT 1TF TAMPA LASTNKHITt EARTHQUAKE 04 &PI 0 SIONj WHAT WAS IT! PEACE BY MILITARY MEASURES (By Associated Press.) New York, May "How can yon force President Wilson to make peace by military measures?" demanded Jjeputy SchulzeGaevernitz, a member of the German Progressive party, during a budget debate recently in the Reichstag, says the Berlin Tage-blatt "On the day on which the general and equal franchise becomes a law in Prussia a large part of the Anglo Saxon will to war will collapse," the deputy continued. "The dignified British House of Lords, responding to the necessities of war, has adopted the democratic electoral reform of the world," he de clared. "It has given the franchise to the youngest soldier and to 6,000,000 women. "The independence ot Alsace Lor raine is a necessity. We cannot win the hearts of a country the latest spiritual background of which is tho French revolution, by applying the methods of East Elblan (Junker) sov ereignty. There must be no fourth partition of Poland. We desire to re main the German national state that, we are now. The German idea of free dom has been darkened by the East Elblan Junkerdom. The German cen sorship had done more harm than good. Why is the German word be ing gagged? The conditions prevail ing today as a result of the dirty business of censorship ar,e equally disgraceful to the one who is being' censored as to the censor. We desire tmch a heavy taxation of all war prof its that nowhere will there be a finan cial interest In a continuation of the war. England in this respect should serve as as a model. "It should not be forgotten that about one-third of the army consists of socialists. If we have to reduce the bread ration, we must increase the ration of freedom. The recent strikes were a foretaste, an undesir able but an explainable reaction of the blind masses of the people to the postponement ot Prussian franchise reform. when the operator at the fort said there had been no activity there dur ing the night and there were no re ports of any powder or dynamite mag azines in this territory going up in smoke. -What was it? There was certainly some kind of a disturbance that seemed more pro nounced in the neighborhood ot Buf falo avenue than anywhere else, but no one saw a giant meteor dropping fro the sky, and like the mystery gun that swept over Paris, the dis turbance will probably remain a mys tery until some one runs across a plosions at Fort Dade was dispelled probable solution. . (Tampa Tribune.) Tampa had a mysterious explosion or disturbance last night that dis turbed a good many hundred resi dents, brought telephone calls to the Tribune office, and kept two meu busy for more than an hour trying to trace it down. After the hunt was over the solution was just as far off as It was at 11:25 p. m., when the first rattle was heard. One woman telephoned from Massa chusetts avenue that the people in that section had "heard" or "felt" a violent explosion and were running about the neighborhood trying to find out what It was, but without success. Residents on upper Florida avenue re ported a quivering of the foundations ot their houses, but couldn't quite guess the cause. Firemen on duty at No. 1 and No. 6 stations "heard" or "felt" it and sat patiently awaiting a call, but no call came. Watchmen and guards at the Mallory Line docks felt and heard the shake but couldn't say where It originated. Fire Chief Mat thews said he thought it was in the direction of Fort Dade, but a long dis tance phone call to that point brought forth the information that all was quiet as a church. Men on duty a,. the dam reported the Hillsborough river peaceful. St. Petersburg heard nothing, ac cording to a long distance call, and Plant City and Mulberry said the Same thing. Bradentown ' was asleep with the chickens until Tampa awak ened the Young Lady of the Tele phone In an effort to trace down the mystery shake. Lakeland was knit ting away in her office, thoughts far away from anything violent. "Miss Long Distance," who so pleas antly and helpfully works the wire along about the midnight hours, rang the countryside from their cribs and couldn't get any information other than there had been a mysterious shake and she finally decided it was the "work of the Lord something we couldn't find out about.'' The shake which awoke so many people here brought back memories of the alight earthquake which shook this section of the country some five years ago, and the faet that nearly everybody felt the disturbance and didn't hear it last night, caused the belief that it might have been the same sort of tremor.. One suggestion that it was gun practice or mine ex- tors and deputies. former years.