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ARELAND EVENING TELEGRAM iH1 PUBLISHED IN THE .E.T TOWN !N THE BEST -TT BOOST REMEMBER THAT SATAN STAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOMI TOWN VOLUME TIL LAKELAND, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, MAT 15, 1918 No. 168 FiiEiicH mm the ENEMY AND GROUND; COUNTER ATTACK Of south mum WW IIS ' f I Pill GERMANS REPULSED (By Associated Press.) Columbia, May 15. South Carolina Democrats meeting in State conven tion today will adopt rules lor a pri mary and decide if the customary campaign tour of the State by candi dates will be made this year. WAS VIOLENT LAST U uilM.EUT FIRE INCREASED THIS MORNING; GERMANS AN NOINCE WAR IS TO BE FRO (LAMED IN SEVERAL RUSSIAN PROVINCES , (By Associated Press.) Paris, May 15. French troops yes trrAav evening attacked Germans near Hailles, below Amiens, and cap iured the wood on the west bank of ho 4vre river, it is announced offi cially. The Germans made a counter rttack but were beaten off with se vcre losses. During the night there vas violent bombardment north of iMn,,iiHipr and between Montdidier and Noyon. ' TALLEST AIRMAN IN BRITISH ARMY LOSES BOTH OF HIS FEET (By Associated Presi.) I 1 1, n.. ... nuiiuuii, .nay n. nie tallest air mau in the British armv. Lieutenant David Drunimond. 0 feet 5 inches in height has just suffered the amputa tion ot both feet as the result of an Accident while Hying in Italy. He is nephew of the Duke of Northumber land. MASONS SIX BISHOPS i LLEC1FD BY METHODISTS HOW THE PEOPLE FELT OVER IN ORANGE COUNTT The Orlando Reporter-Star of May contained the following: 'With a few of the smaller outlying precincts of the county still unheard from, compulsory dipping of cattle for the eradication of the tick seema to have been carried by an overwhelm ing majority. me vote irom tne dinerent sec- lions as heard from is as follows: Orlando 38G for, 11 against; Winter Park 75 for, 1 against; Ocoee 26 for, 1 against; Apopka 37 for, 0 against; Zellwood 14 for, 1 against; Bay Ridge S for, 0 against; Clarcona 8 for, (By Associated Press.) Atlanta, May 15. The election ot Dr. F. N. Parker of Emory University as bishop of the Southern Methodist church was announced at the opening of today's session of the General Con ference as the result of the third bal lot cast late yesterday. Three elected yesterday were Doctors W. F. MeMur- ray, of Louisville; John M. Moore, of Nashville, and U. V. F. Darlington, of Earbourville, W. Va. On the fourth ballot Dr. H. M. Du Bose, of Nashville, and Dr. w. N, Alnsworth, of Savannah, Ga., were elected bishops, completing six addi tional members of the College of Bish ops eletted by this Conference. Ains worth is a former president of Wes leyan College, at Macon. SI. PETERSBURG D. L. Smith and Rev. A. J. Lamar both of Nashville, were re-elected as publishing agents; Rev. F. M Thomas against; Winter Garden 29 for. IS of Louisville, was elected book edl against; Oakland 28 for. 0 aeainst. tor. succeeding DuBose. The new Total 618 for and 32 against. Fort 'bishops will be ordained Friday at Christinas 3 for. 23 against. ternoon OD GROWING WEATHER FOR COTTON Itl GA. (By Associated Press.) Washington, May 15. Good grow ing weather, the best experienced in the cotton belt so far this season, is reported for the week just closed, by the National Weather and Crop Bul letin issued today. PRtSBYT El RIANS PliflfNl DISAPPROVES I- THE PLAN TO INVESTIGATE COM ASK FI I Of PRAYER (By Associated Press.) Durant. Okla., May 15. An appeal to all churches to make the time of meeting of the Southern General As sembly, beginning here tomorrow, a season of special prayer, was made today by Rev. John Wells, Wilming ton, N. C, moderator. T OF THE WAR DECLARES IT WOULD BE GREAT REFLECTION ON GOTT; CHAM. 1IERLAIN WILL NOT PRESS IN QUIRT FURTHER Heavy Flrlnp (By Associated Press.) London, May 15. German artillery fire increased this morning near mor lancourt, South of Albert, and in Flanders north of Kemmel, tha war office reports. Monarch's Selected (By Associated Press.) London, May 15. the Austrian and Oman emperors at a recent meet ing, the German papers say, accord ing to an Exchange Telegraph dis patch from Copenhagen, selected bonarehs for Lithonia (Lithunia), Counrland, Esthonia and Poland. IIFI FOR SIATE HOHElAirplane Mail Service Between New York and Washington Began . Operation Today (By Associated Press.) St. Petersburg, Fla., May 15. It is announced today that the Florida Grand Lodge of Masons has pur chased the Southland Hotel grounds here for a Home for the Aged and De pendent ChLdren of Masons. 120 Names On. Casualty List (By Associated Press.) Washington, May 15. The Ameri can casualty list contained 120 names: Frilled in action, 3; died from wounds, 3; died by accident, 1; died of dis ease, 5; died through other causes, 7; wounded severely, 6; wounded slight ly, 56; missing In action, 39. (By Associated Press.) Washington, May 15. The Presi dent let it be known today that he objects; seriously to an investigation of the "general conduct of the war." In a letter to Senator Martin he pointed out that the Chamberlain res olution was unnecessarily broad. The President in a letter to Martin declared the passage of the Chamber lain resolution would be considered a "direct vote of want of confidence itt the administration and an attempt of Congress to take over the conduct ot . the war." Senator Chamberlain indicated if the Senate were to refuse to pass the amended resolution giving a military committee authority, he would not at tempt to press army Inquiries further. Alliance Fixed for 20 Tears (By Associated Press.) Zurich, May 15. A Vienna dispatch j Florida now has one of the finest Masonic Homes and Orphanages in the country, the deal having been consumated today whereby the Grand Lodge of Florida purchased the splen did Southland Hotel at St. Petersburg for $70,000 about one-half the cost of its erection. This good news was conveyed by wire to Mr. F. S. Duryea, of St. Petersburg, who is in the city attending the Masonic School of In- (By Associated Press.) Washington, May 15. An airplane mail service between Washington and New York went into operation today when the first mail carrier piloted by Lieut George L. Boyle left Potomac Park for Philadelphia. The President and wife witnessed the initial start. 12 Planes In the Service de Grace, Md.; Wilmington, Del., and ot either Princeton or New Bruns wick, N. J. In the case of a machine breaking down at some interurban point in its journey, the mail sacks will be rushed by motor truck to the nearest railroad station where they will be Rent forward in care of a courier. was fixed for twenty years and in cludes a military convention and pro vides for the closest economic cus toms relations. War Proclaimed (By Associated Press.) Amsterdam, May 15. The Vos- sische Zeitung, Berlin, announces to day that war has had to be proclaimed at Ekaterninoslav, Odessa and Poltava as a strong counter current to the or '1t of things observable. There are several groups of great Russian fore-, er in the Don region, newspapers sav. struction, and was very grainy ms: xo.-A ,.uu. . . . t0 the Ma80nB wh0 say the new Austro-German alliance are in session nere a n. " Masons all over the State. The wire was a few minutes later corroborated by the Associated Press dispatch above. The building contains 100 bedrooms and forty bathroms, and is completely furnished, having, since its erection, been conducted as a high-class tourist .i.. Uil,llncr hotel. The picture oi me shows it to be a handsome structure, and it is so built that suites of sever al rooms each may lie thrown togeth- This building will be used ioi . . ... t !.i;,,t Mhsoiis and ior tne care ui iu,f""" widows and orphans of Masons. It . . umQ nf which every Ma is maeeu a num. son can be proud, and in its purchase the Masons certainly secured a great bargain, as the purchase price pays for the building, its elegant furnish ings and ample grounds surrounding it. Baptists To Act On Suffrage (By Associated Prem I Hot Springs, Ark., May 15. The Southern Baptist convention opened its session here today. The question of woman's suffrage in convention is oiie of the principal matters to be acl- d upon (By Associated Press.) Detroit, May 15. Quantity produc tion is to he the watchword of the sreat Ford Shipbuilding yard which is taint; erected here for the construc tion nf V, TTnltnJ Gtntoa nnW ' " 1 LUC UUIICU kJWVV.., ' 'f-aRles," the little vessels which, it (By Associated Press.) Washington, May 15. With the es tablishment of a regular airplane mail service between Washington and New York, the postofflce considers that the pioject is experimental only in the sense that a now familiar moans of locomotion is to be put practically to a new use. The war has demonstrat ed effectively that the airplane as a conveyance is almost as dependable fend safe as an automobile, so the only real obstacle in the way of suc cessfully operating the new air line lies in maintaining service under all kinds of weather conditions. The War Department has furnished twelve large training planes for use in the new service. Aviators have been detailed from the ranks of fight ing airmen, as War Department offi cials feel that the newly-commis sioned fliers will acquire vaiuame training in piloting the big mail car riers over long cross country flights The rate of postage has been estab lished by law at 24 cents an ounce or fraction thereof. However, this en titles the sender to have the letter forwarded to the addresses by spe cial delivery service, in case the air plan arrives too late for the regular city deliveries. Letters mailed at Washington, Philadelphia or New York for deliv ery in any part of the county may have their delivery facilitated by sending them on the first part of the Journey by airplane. In each city postmasters have designated the sta Hons and the hours at which letters for airplane dispatch may be mailed. A special stamp has been designed for the new service. It has a red bor dcr, and shows an airplane in flight on a blue field. ,.oi1 an nossible iZi:r m 11,6 l Ian efficient weapon against German ..... u-uuais. fhe cpas . ... rntn essnesa u" Deen Government the major details of TV) ft r,r,-l,1i... U. tin a watiy elaborated and will be applied "crecy shrouds the huilding of the "Eagles." The """ m. . j - "if thoep Doais " 'an HlHTPriQI -mill MtAli AtlO PTlfl lL " he end material will enter one end ofi u"; . VlHne a Pnt to emerge at the other end 'of the frightfu - o ...... nnnpp there w ut " 'ompieted fighting craft. Kacn oiia"6 v the littio k inn sion to worry over tne vr;soci! will uo paoocu V powerful machinery from one i Henry Ford in trup of workmen to another and, as " Passes, each group will add some- min to the boat. The first stamp was sold to Post master-General Burleson who ad dressed a letter to Postmaster Patten of New York. After cancellation of The planes, each capable of a minl-lthe stamp, the letter was autographed iMim speed of ninety miles an hour, by President Wilson, and pieced In are built along the lines of the regu- .he first consignment of mall directed l.ition bombing machine. They are to New York. The letter will be sold one-seaters as a maximum of space is at auction, the proceeds to be devoted desired in the fuselage for the storing to war relief. .IKUTENANT DEPRIEST PRAISES PAPERS HASTINGS DISCOURAGED Potato Growers Shipping on Poor Mnrkeia i 'hen the last rivet ha been driven ,Mo 'he steel hull, "the boat will be l"Wl lln hnriilir 1 o nnnrarfill hV- 30pn 4V . .... - "1010,11 IUC UlULUr CUUI . rorefi ays have been constructed, 'din in. V.m . l - uuia seven or tn suDmarnic . -" Qu-a Mr.r v - " l"e n ant will ho ohlo tn nit into " ato . ..J ,.T7I 1" ay and some estimates have placed cost. sain discussing the project. This is your war and my wr.r. ana 11 ... . i, ( must although we did not - see it through to a sucr.. elusion. . . .,i,.h Via 1HT1I1 1)11 - ys ago ic nmher as high as three for each v. 'enty-fn. v - uuui o. y nor elaborate launching cere ""lies. v . j n j, cuoris are Deing mauc v C thp boats any touch of artificial of mail bags. The schedule provides for the de parture of one plane each day from both Washington and New York. The machines leave promptly at 11:30 in the morning, and It is hoped to have the mail deposited at the terminals rot more than three hours later. wasning- Sixty da During the first months of the ser vice no flights will be made when storm conditions make the Journey very precarious. On Ihose days the Racks will be forwarded by rail and delivered by special delivery service. Otto Praeger, second assistant postmaster-general, who has charge of the new service, oeneves inai s,umcieni Starting from the Mall in ten. near the Washington monumcnt; Experience will be gained during the the trip to Philadelphia, aooui " ' !summer to make possible an effective . .1 U , A a in nKniir I .... - prpcted wa a neso-imues, i c. maintenance oi ms bbi yico uunus m the plant is being . .- hour and twenty minutes. At the! winter. The great difficulty is in vast airtdfic . oMiarfplnhia anoth-i. .. . , . , hangars in .jh lanamg successiuuy in a neavy iog er T vvi, wandered aimlessly a through which wanaereu ,ir Now it is a net-worh siuggi ,mntives of railroad tracKs w.tu . running between great buildings of steel, tile and glass What engineers nere , - the largest buildings - be useu iu . , , machine will bo waiting, ready to I or gnowstorm start the flight to New York as soon As the present routes prove suc- . : ninna lanrtu and thP transfer of mail bags is made. The'cessful, plans will be made for transier ,.,.rnev from Phil-Ipandlng the service next spring to aS ia1 to tZTS ilTe Longother parts of the country. The first "dClP, . u.h. r vpw York, should1 extension, Mr. Praeger says, prob- isiann - , 0u,v wm hfi from vew York to Bos- will be useu io - . . in about an nour. me i-'s- -- - . " .f p little vessels. " fiOO nounds of ton. To eliminate aeiay arrange tLuie u. h,.iiiline nlanes unj .r,A tnr tha .... ?no feet wine. ,matw 24.000 letters, menis aic ibki luut,. - i. ocspmb ed man. or ai'i""" - ... .. iar t,pi nn th? The smaller machines v.,,, t.r., . about nan hp t,,e bag9 may he dropped while the Kmerpeiiv-.' . v,Ina U In tliirht ana navr.- '"" Jacksonville, Fla., May 15. "Dur ing my ten years of service in the regular army," said Lieut. M. J. De- Priest, recruiting officer for Florida, I learned to appreciate the newspa per men, lnciuaing noin euuors aim reporters, because of their public spiritedness and patriotic courage, but this appreciation has been in creased tenfold since the war began and I was assigned to recruiting ser vice In Florida. "The editors of the State, without expecting or desiring anything in re turn, seem to have practically given their papers over to various phases of war work, and I am indeed grateful for space contributed to the work of enlisting men in the regular and na tional armies. Florida has made a wonderful showing in offering volun teers, and for this the liberality of the newsoaners and patriotism of able-bodied men of service age are principally responsible." Lieut. De Priest stated also that the postmasters of Florida, who are priv ileeed to accept men for enlistment had been commendably active, send ing in many volunteers who have de veloped Into first-class soldiers. Red Cross chapters, Woman's and Rotary clubs and other organizations have done fine work also. "In offering volunteers between the Wes ot 18 and 21 and 31 and 41," said Lieut. De Priest, "Florida has eclipsed ' much larger States by a wide margin. The number of volunteers is increas ing as the war progresses, and no Slate occupies a higher place on the nation's roll of honor.' Excepting the aviation section, ev ery branch of the army Is now open for enlistments and the number St. Augustine, May 15. The potato growers of St. Johns and other coun ties of the State are much discour aged over the market for their crop, the selling price at present not be ing sufficient tor the' growers to real ize actual cost of producing the pro duct. This condition is deplorable in view of the high cost of everything else and the anticipated shortage of food crops generally, as potatoes are re puted to be among the most nutritious of all foods and if used In abundance would furnish a cheap food tor the families and help to conserve the fast disappearing supply of, wheat flour and other necessities. The potato growers ot this section have this season produced the finest crop in history. The yield Is unusual ly heavy and the quality the best that has ever been seen in Florida. In pite of these facts the growers are unable to get $2.50 a barrel for their No. l's and can find no market at all for the No. 2's. Under these discouraging condi tions many of the growers have ceased digging the spuds and declare that unless the market price improves materially and at once It will pay them better to plow the crop under and prepare for some other plantings. It has been wisely suggested that the State food administrator start a campaign at once In Florida and in duce the merchants to handle Florida new potatoes exclusively, Instead ot so many of the old potatoes which ara shipped in from the north. The con sumers would surely prefer the new stock which can be had so cheap and they would serve a double end, secure the best stock at cheap prices and at the same time help to consume tho over-supply of home product and thus aid the grower In disposing of the crop. Food Administrator McLin of Duval county has etarted such a move and it should be made state-wide. (By Associated Press.) London. May 15. Major General Charles John Sackvllle West, who has been appointed acting British military 'representative on the Supreme War rc-TCouncil at Versailles, is a brother of corded to date indicates that May will prove another record-breaker. established at Balt'more Melbourne. May 13. War regula tions have been Issued by the Com monwealth government permitting anyone to establish and conduct lot teries to raise money for war loans, providing the consent of the Federal Treasurer is obtained in advance. ,the present Lord Sackvllle and has been in France since 1914. He was Ipromoted Lieutenant-Colonel In 1914: in 1917 became Brigadier uenerai ana lin November, 1917, temporary Major- fGcneral. He was wounded in France in August. 1916. The General joined the Kings Royal Rifles in 1889 when 19 years old and served in Manlurp, 'Burne and in the South African war.