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AND EV Telegram ING PUBLI8HED IN THE BEST TOWN IN THE rpt l " THE PART OP THE BEST STATE rMTTMV. TIL ' -rrrT! LAKELAND, FLORIDA, THURSDAY, MAY 9, 1918 BOOST REMEMBER THAT SATAN STAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN No. 161 GERMANS DRIVEN BACK BY BRITISH IN BIG OFFENSIVE JUSTLAUKCHED;ENEMYONLY GAINED GROUND AI ONE POINT American Patrol Went Out And Never Returned FELL VICTIMS OF THE HUNS, WHO ISED BAYONETS AND RIFLE BUTTS, NO FIRING BEING HEARD 100,000 HOSPITAL BEDS FOR OUR SOLDIERS (By Associated Press.) wasuington, May 9.-One hundred thousand hospital beds will be avail able for American soldiers when the construction program now ln prog ress under the supervision of the Army Medical Corps is completed. Latest reports to Surgeon General Gorgas show that 62,959 beds now are ready in National Army and Na tional Guard base hospitals, embarka tion, military and civilian hospitals (By Associated Press.) London, May 9 By a counter at-in.i- inst nicht. the British drove thn Germans from portions of the allied ;i,!clmlcd ni the institutions in charge f,t line thev had entered on thai0 the cor')S Tuis total will be in- Flaiulers front In La Clytte-Voor-Vezocls sector, it Is officially an nounced. Yesterday's attack on the Flanders line line was carried out by wo German divisions. Heavy casual lies wore inflicted by the British. A new German attack was made this rrorning north of Kemmcl. The enemy pressed back the British line slightly at one .point. American Patrol Massacred fRv Associated Press.) I With the American Army In France, jl;1y o. An America! patrol in the Toul sector fell victim to a silent en emy ambush sometime last night. The Germans evidently used bayonets and StNATOR HITCHCOCK ttOS STON E AS CHM. FOREIGN RELATIONS CON. (By Associated Press.) t Washington, May 9. Senator Mitch- cock, Nebraska, was made chairman today of the Senate foreign- relitlons committee, succeeding the late Sen ator Stone. . creased dby more than forty per cent wi mm ADOPTS PLAN TO Mi MINISTERS LOIS Till BERLIN NEWSPATERS CLAIM SHAKESPEARE AND NAPOLEON BONEPART WERE GERMANS (By A8S3ciatMl Pres.) Amsterdam, May 9. Having already claimed Shakespeare as a German, the Berlin newspapers have now dis covered that Napoleon Bonaparte was olso one of them. The claim to Na poleon is put forward on the author ity of a Prussian anthropologist, Pro fessor Otto Hauser, who notes anions other "proofs" that Napoleon had blue eyes and cinder-colored hair, which TWO AVIATORS M MIAMI PICKED , OP AT SEA IN ' EXHAUSTED STATE (By Associated Press.) Atlantic Port, May 9. Two navel aviators in a state of exhaustion af ter remaining afloat with a damaged hydro-airplane five miles off Miami, .Fla., were rescued by a coast steamer which brought them here today. The rescuing ship took the naval aircraft aboard and it with the avia tors was put ashore at the quarantine station here. Later it will be taken back to Florida. ' The men were Ensign Arthur La verente, naval aviator, and C. C. Cot ten, observer. They were rescued 35 miles off Miami after floating on the plane for eighteen hours without food and water. adds, was "Cadolinghi," taken from the German word Kadoling, and his mother belonged to the Ramolln!, are "called characteristics of the Ger- "which is a debasement of Ramme- man race." Napoleon's patronymic, hehMn. an essentially German name." BRUNSWICK WILL GET HARBOR IF IMPROVEMENTS NECESSITY IS SHOWN (By Associated Press.) Washington, May 9. The Senate commerce committee today adopted a resolution authorizing Chairman Fletcher to restore to the Rivera Har bor bill an Item appropriating $13,000 for improvement of Brunswick, Ga., harbor, provided Brunswick interests establish the necessity of the appro priation. Senators 'Smith and Hard wick today protested against elimina tion of the item. ANNOUNCEMENT THAT 500.000 AMERICANS IN FRANCE SIS CONGRESS ,000 Worth of Bottled Whiskey Captured Near Savannah Last Night 76 Names On Casualty List (By Associated Press.) Washington, May 9. The American casualty list contained 76 names: Killed in action, 10; died of wounds, ;" died of accident, 2; died 5f disease, 0: wounded severely, 13; wounded slightly, 41; prisoners, 1. Southerners included Private Forest II. Harrison, of Dearing. Ga., killed in action; Pri vate Alva M. Colyer, of Felham, Ga., wounded slightly. IUU YEARS (By Associated Press.) Atlanta, May 9. The Methodist - . . i i i ClpTinml fVinfni-nnpn fnrlnir orlnntnrl fVin imtts or nnes. coming was iieuru oi ....., uvrnu is the Americans, who went out early jmonflod minority report of the com n tho evening, until another patrol :n!itte0 m revisals, which provides fvppened across the spot where the j ministers may be retained by the oih-rs had been ambushed. ,or "'orp than fm'r ?ears- Loan Executive committee.. "It ha3 taken hard, consistent work on the iurt of the men and women who have had the welfare of the loan in charge ii order for every county in the dis trict to go over the top," he said. "It has been nothing short of marvelous the way some counties were able to ! do it That it has been done Is the ! 'best testimonial of the work of the Atlanta. Ga., May 9. Although it community committee chairmen and !v.;u be several days before all tho of-; their fellow workers of which I (By Associated Press., Savannah, May 9. The greatest catch of liquor was made last night when a solid carload of .bottled whls lfcy. valued at $85,000, was seized near here. Four men, six automo biles, two wagons and three mules were also captured. GREAT FRENCH JOUR NALIST PRAISES AMFRICA HOW MANY OVER THAT NUMBER ARE THERE WILL NOT BE AN NOUNCED FOR MILITARY REAS. OSS (By Associated Press.) Washington, May 9. Secretary Baker's statement announcing the, prediction that more than half a mil lion American troops will be France early this year had even been sur passed, was widely discussed in Con press today. How many more than a half million have been sent may not be disclosed for military reasons. NO COMMISSION'S YET FOR Till: NEW CHOSEN OFFICERS Washington. May 9, The Florida praclunt.es of the third series of offi cers' training camps are unable to ob tain commissions at this time because there are no vacancies In the corps ot officers of the national army. Consequently they will have to bide their time with the practical certain ty, however, that in tho raising of the largo army that has been decided up on all of them eventually will become commissioned officers. Their status, meanwhile, will be r.vilish Held All But One Point (By Associated Press.) With tho British Army in Frpv?, Vr; -Fighting was still in prr-re- fv morning near Vicrstr?ct. fon'h vft of Vpres. At one time the Brii i'li were forced back slightly by ma-i'-av: jrun fire. All the rest of the (-r'tfnal defenses, however, appeared to be again in the bands of the U ir:v!: rr in the Voormezeele La Clytte sector. To Be Prussian Chamber Dissolved If FrancMse Reform Biii Is Rejected jfU-fal returns aro In from tho 427;fcnow. Not a momcmt of the entire IrAimfirwi nf th Rivtli Foiloml 1?Merva : four' weeks has been" allowed to go Id-'strict, it is evident that tho unoiii-'by without some Lllwrty Loan stunt j One of the best known and most brilliant of French journalists Is M. ! Joseph Reinaeh, who writes for Le Figaro, of Paris, under the pen name of "Polybe.'' After reading a history that of "officer-candidate," a name in o' Tho American Civil War by ,icnted as being most applicable to Frenchman, the Compte de Paris, M., 'their situation. These "officer-candi-Peinach wrote the following' estl-ldntos" will have tho grade of ser ii'nte ot American character and jgeant in ho branches of the army to that I, too, have discovered America- it hem from other soldiers, not "officer tho accounts of battle half a ecu- ' candidates." each will wear a white Tho nurfano, a country of i badge on his sleeve. tllfUirou;;h and furious workers, of w.inu-1 .Ml oiTlcer-candidntes of artillery Asquith Enters Denial (By Associated Pre.n i London the House of Commons this afternoon Gazette reports, r's motion respecting the Maurice af- J t ;r was intended as a vote of censure , f the government. Lloyd-George! Amsterdam, May 9. The German chancellor, Von licrtling, who is a!o the Piussian premier, has decided to dissolve the Prussian Chamber if af- ter the third reading of the franchise county which they havo been especially des- "j'ims it is that I persuade myseU' 1 ii'iiated for service. To differentiate ciat totals, amounting to $133,000,000, being pulled by the wide-awake men .... ....... . ' . !. ml. .11- P ll.r,;.. lnVinvc I-1 will no maintained, ir not. surpassed., m cnargc. me resims m uum , ... , ... i ,.nj :try old: i 'ni n I'm .iirir-i.nl flrn aro before win no ICH. imi. vmy m una .......u ; ...... ( -- r IU.lv Tn,. 1 vl " n Llliei'ty l,Oan execUUVO COmmil ," ' Ifnr.tnvnra flnnnplm-a InWnra firm- hnvo hnon nvilevofl tn finmn Tnplrsnn within, under the b. J ror training ana nnout 5(10 will rough bark, a, spirit flaming with 'ho sent overseas from that camp ev erv ninnlli fnr further trnlnltur Admit. forcd by patnot.c bankers or those, tho raet tnat ineio are "' jly than that of many another people 2,000 Infantry ofllcer-candidatoa bavo states to tho county oversubscrimng alvmuai suoscriners io i iua.i --;v,)0 cl)Jeflv mnke 801inct9 or roinpoR0 its quota by the largest per cent. per cent of the people of this district 1, ff)r the sha , Rav i i. TT-ii cmrt Ifin t innr in nv In Georgia, it is shown that Towns nave leu uiicio , ,f thffl ,0 it will bo impossible to determine is t0 come." the tee, n win no linpossiuie iu uoiuuuiuo (" !org) p0ii(icangj tho-e counties in Georgia, Florida aua : St. Kimo wasscngaie, Kimirniau ... i . 11. . a AnnAnfnl ftflnf AT t I .Manama wmcn nave won uie caps oi-iimuiiciij. i" r-"" - ,,.., lqni ntlfi fnmn mnve nmfnml. . t. 1 .1 LU. J 4-Vi 3 n ltrnY Tft tini' is GOO per cent over, while, were wmim unu m i ii i r.fn i pf-nr. ni n, doduiuihjii rnuuc uii m iuinv May 9.-Asciuith denied in reiorm b;II it is rejected, the Cologne ryan couu y - !" nf fiMM is to mv way of cent, cnaninci s county, Aiauama.iiuu i"-"" : the excellent percentage of 500 In Its thinking an astounding showing. It favor. Just when awards will be j signifies that tho moment people real made, however, Is still problematical, ly learn what this war is about and 1 The dozens of committeemen at dis-,the need for money that exists, they trict headquarters who have labored jcre ready to come forward with a.I ,.,. .i.,.. ti, ar-nne nf idn they have if necessary to let the gov- . ,.,i,. Ai iv i t here nave Deen iugui unu - " . , LollliOIl. Md) J- men. nave uw flttl,t U nut to n qiiccessful loan in tne Ktxtn uistrcr. are"'"-"" THREE AIHPLAXS COLLIHE oercd loudly when he arose to . . tv, o5fi v,o hnnn tv Asrociatcd Press.) . .., yBi. i ,i. Ainv i.-There have been night and day for the success of the lmd nf nir- third - .s or Maurice to come to tne cam- man, ' "r:' '. Z td nnnsual showing conclusion POt out where ministers . plane fataimos trom ; ; t v. n hut t in iirsr chsh iiii liiu uioliu. ;l.Uili,i, ui iin. uii, Uj 4,, nlneo,! dna dnon remark !, ,,,.(! in which three airplanes were or optimism an uu....5 v....6.., I , " To Be Court-martialed ', involved (Bv Associated Press.) !curred a fc-w days ago at n-ade mistakes. 'The work of education in the cam- !. , i. . i . ..1,1,, PTVti ,Hntvtrtt lino I ifi tin litarnllv in a single collision, oc- In spite oi tne iaci tua,i. reiioiw uwuuw. u.r,t.,. ... , oAit, Wath n?tnn steaa astiy snowe'i ine .covereu wiiu ihili;i. l,nin-" a oc hondon. May 9.- fine recently landed a man Irish coast, where he was arrested, three flying He has been placed in the Tower ol t Lendon and will be courtmartialed, it v.'iis announced in the House of Com- ,j;.niaged some "-ons innds. Uwtunity to set sweet potatoes jcurred Atlanta district at the bottom of the . ..i ' !....,, Thn ml li Sinn A uerman FuoraH-:aerouii.me. - . , man i,A WB, ,.insfi. on the about 300 feet above ground, ana an , - ; - - l.lllrwl IV in tOUCIl Willi uiu nuiiv un. ...u..; ' (lra committees kept insisting that special war relic trains have reached newspaper stories and advertise ments, and a hundred other things to catch the attention of the people. The vere coming in splen- , ttmv r-unfall subscriptions Wi llernunno wuu.u, . , . com. crops planted on low ; " 'Ma , I . . .. , ,,an, ih fin. ."IS ,r(l'" UIB - put larniuis u, r ,oVlv!no. f.inoPH who had not Those 11 u ,o - taken part in tne two previous uuiu. Jut before tho close of the cam- (By Associated Press.) are looking, fine. i sins, May 9.-Heavy artillery tignr , " infl(lftf) barrel8 0f ttign, the statement was made by on" on both sides of the Avre river, can markets about 1 0M0 Jf ' ,f mwh t0 ne amaZRmet tot night was reported in today's of- limes whereas normal on umpUon u h m ftat tne dlstrlct rreia. awn"' u,j " , ff'ial communications. MME CROP TO BE TWICE about 60,000 bar stqiience prices growers lost money. ,ronf to niece3 and woum go over mo un - - Vnw that Euro- its 427 counties, wnen me mm. '". . t.:-icr tiiQ chfiwed this to be a fact, the kept out uy t"n'f'"s " AS LARGE AS ETER BEFORE pean lemons are Kept u, of fte Liherty loan com ; being taken up I ...... n Kmmfis Uianii, May 9. The lime crop ou the American lime will have a rhance. mittee knew no bounds. "The people of the Sixth vcelerai the Florida keys will be 100 per cent; Mr. Hull saia, me Qf ,m.!Regerve district have fully justified larger this year than any previous i counterbalancing anj . : confidence which the goveinment fne. said William N. Hull when seen j portatlons. . g jg re.ns placcd i them as American citi- "t the Cook dock, where'the Florida When a shipment ; o ;Z(!ns," said M. B. Wellborn chaiwnan Lime Growers' nsanciationha-! its Reived, Said Mr. . - i v-PApTa Reserve Bank. "The the price! tanks have continued to carry for rowers associauonnas " . . Y.A , ! tn the dOCK. lOim . - -a.u uarters witn Mr. huh as man- cviin ager. 3nd mark on a slip of paper are IT- ... . - . . I . .l,loh IhpV ne KTntori tkot tin Viort hnon niip ai - ' . . -i -- , 1 1 , .., 'guessing en- L.uii - the last month signing contracts for! them; he ca"e(? in', f uentlv Been loans, and the farmers, i ,! new crop afad during that timeliest and collusion fix and, in fact, every class of contracted for 2.000 barrels at $9 three men Miami, May 9. Ten persons applied fur enlistment as Y. M. C. A. secretary at war camps, and of this number the papers of four have been examined i . .nlnn,lM nrnt-lr nf rn-nnera- V,v namHAniaa nnasprl hv thn lncnl uiitine to taKe wara tneir picn...v ,anu n. ..".vv j - tion as shown m tne cwu i icommiuee, mese ueing wmum . merchants Haig, manager of the Miami Gas Co., the popu- wMllis W. Hall, real estate man and people who never knew there was a var, and have taken in three millions in subscriptions over the train plat forms. ' "We can all be proud of the show ing made by the district and look for ward with confidence to the succeed ing campaigns that are to come. With the farmers turning in half of the total number of subscriptions during planting time, the district can be expected ,to meet every demand." pursues more eagerly than others, with ceaseless toil, tho quest for gold, it is less for the Immediate pleasures whicn for tune brings, and which it enjoys ln tho present, than for the power which it gives to one who lives in constant contact with a world better armed, stronger, and happier? "When, then, history In Its evolu tions brings one of thoso great dis turbances, or cataclysms, which re veal some of tho essential principles of humanity principles which flow from the nature of things, but which political societies have been able to realize only at the cost of Ion," and terriblo efforts then the American spirit shines forth In all Its power, as by virtue of a physical law, and one sees this extraordinary composite na tion rise, as by reflection, out of the crucible wherein are mingled all the races and peoples of the universe, all religions and all philosophies, all splendors, and all miseries. Out of the millions of men who, on tho prairie or in the factory, In the countingroom or at the forge, labor to enrich them selves, she makes soldiers and sea men; the billions which she has won in laborious and profitable peace she throws without counting Into the fur- TEX MIAMIAXS MAT GO TO THE FRONT IJS" FRANCE TO DO Y. 31. C. A. Work l'er barrel The new cron win herfn to move 'thus showing about June 1 and continue until Au P,5st. Owing to the scarcity of cooper "fro much of the lime crop will move ln iroR harrola thia vnar said Mr. Bull. . iNcw York Sun In speaking of the lime shipments A,r Hull said that in previous years "Porters would end into the Amerl- .. . I !.! fioTtn nut their shoulders tO;fnrmeriv a member of the Hall-Wright exactly the same price on 8 ip . " j . whee, witn a will. The 'win-the- ;Co-. Jonn s. Maxwell, contractor nowtraiueu hecome firmly en-iRoute A. Miami; Milo O. Coffrin, of T-W- -1- , ... M.m..MrT',Z' "the Jacksonville u.""- . .A,nn tn his other wor cral government. trenched in the Sixth district and will. the offlce force 0f F. S. Morse real continue until the result is assured." estate broker. The wonderful work which the hun- i Tne report of the local committee dreds of local committees have donejWjn be forwarded to the Atlanta throughout the district was the espe- headquarters of this division of the cial subject of comment by W. C. jwork. Many more men are needed for Wardlaw, chairman of the Liberty 'this service. beeTl selected to go to tho Infantry re placement camp at Camp Gordon. There has been no decision as to the mobilization of other officer-candl-ilates and they will remain witn their respective divisions for tho present. MANY GO TO FRANCE AS "HELLO" GIRLS Out of ;,.M)I) Applicants Only 2.10 Aro Accepted Washington, May 9. Besides con forming to tho qualifications set by tho United States signal corps for n-embership in tho telcphono unit, which is a part of tho United Ftate3 army, the operators are now required to pass a psychological examination to detormino their motives for want ing to go abroad. Applications Numbered 7,'')0 "Out of 7,500 applications for mem bership ln the unit of telephone girls which has been sent to France, 250, have been selected," is tho statement of Captain Wesson, signal corps offi cer in charge of the unit. One hun dred women, ln the official drab-olive uniform of the signal corps, have been sent abroad and 150 are awaiting or ders in this country. Stationed 23 31 lies Behind Lines These girls are stationed in groups nace of a war in which she covets, of ten in American bases of supplies tothing for herself save the honor of .and points of embarkation, according having broken, yesterday, the shac-lto Captain Wesson. They will not be kles of the black sons of Ham, or Of nearer than 23 miles from the front. breaking tomorrow the menace German tyranny in two continents. of New York State sent the greatest number of telephone operators, and "'The wind of civil war, wrote the California and Massachusetts tied for Compte de Paris, 'begins to blow, second place. In this crisis the American An officer of the signal corps, who people have proved to the world that is experienced ln the employment of the Statue of Liberty Is no haughty idol, deaf in the day of danger, but the saintly image of a powerful di vinity to be invoked in adversity." Once more is that verified." telephone operators, Is in charge of tbe housing and general welfare d the operators in France. Levy County Fine growing weath er the last few days has enabled crops t recover from the cold weather that prevailed for a few days prior to that time. No signs of cotton boll weevil infestation have been found. 1FXE3IPTION' REFUSED ' MAN WITn 11 CHILDREN London, May 9. Exemtlon from military service has been refused a man with eleven children, one of whom is with the colors.. The drafted man has four brothers ln the British army.