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Lakeland
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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
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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.

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