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- - ' " EGRAM The Lakeland Evening Tel UBLI8HED IN THE BEST TOWN IN THE BE8T PART OF THE BEST STATE V BOOST REMEMBER THAT 8ATAN STAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN OLUME TIL LAKELAND FLORID A,;M0NDAY, JULY 1, 1918 No. 208 PRES1DEN I RE OH TO CONGRESS. t LEGISLATION MAY Bt PUT THROUGH i BY END OF WEEK IMPENDING STRIKE OF UNION OPERATORS MAKES IMMEDIATE ACTION NECESSARY (By Associated Press ) j Washington, July 1. Government control and operation of the nation's telegraph and telephone systems was recommended to Congress today by the President. In face of the impend ing strike of union operators of the Western Union, an effort will be made to put through the necessary legisla tion before the recess of Congress thio week . President Heartily In Favor of Steps French Successful (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 1. The President informed the House commerce com mittee he was heartily in favor of leg islation authorizing the government to take over telegraph and telephone lines. A resolution to that effect will be favorably reported this afternoon. MOTHER SEES HER BOY IN MOYIES, THEN SHE HEARS HE IS HURT New York,' July 1. "That's my boy, my Joe.'' 1 That intense, strained feeling of patriotism which gripped every pa tron of a little moving picture theater ia YonkerB on a recent night seemed to catch fire from the words o.' the little mother who had recog nized her son in a trench scene taken over there. With one exception, the audience yelled, cheered and whistled. The one exception cried and then smiled through her tears. She was Joe's mother. Not long since Mrs.' Catherine Far mer, of Riverview Place, had received a letter from her son and with tear filled eyes she had read the following words : "I have been over the top twice, mother, and happened to be in a trench right In front of a motion pic ture camera when they were taking pictures. I was right up close and the picture ought to be good. It will be shown in the States, no doubt, and you must watch for it." Since then, night after night and afternoon after afternoon, the anx ious but proud mother has been haunting the movie shows where war films are announced. And then, at last, she saw him,' so close, it seemed she could reach his Jiand, although be was thousands of miles away. Shaken and elated by the wonder ful experience, Mrs. Farmer returned home, there to receive a message from the War Department saying that Pri vate Joseph T. Farmer had been se verely wounded in action. She can't Imagine her boy lying in a hospital. She only sees him in the movies, smiling and waving his hat. She's another brave mother. WOULD SATE TORPEDOED SHIPS BT CLEVER DEVICE Chattanooga, Tenn., July 1. C. Stewart Helslee has invented a device and offered it to the Navy Department to save torpedoed ships by instant ap - MR 0 AND plication of a plate to the hole caused jed on the program which follows: 50 by the entrance of a shell.. The de- yard dash, 100-yard dash, 220-yard vice, which has been demonstrated be- dash, -mlle run, 1-mile run, running fore a number of government officials broad Jump, running high Jump, sem and congressmen, consists of a num-japhore signalling, litter bearers' race ber of cone-shaped buckets of rubber- and relay race. l7ed canvas attached to a chain. At the' end of a series of these buckets is a closing disc of steel plates. When the hull of a vessel is pierced the crew lowers the chain of cones, which are drawn by suction Into the hole and pull after them the closing disc which Is brought up against the hole and remains In place by pressure of the water outside. GOVERNMENT mm ILPHONS LINES FIRST APPEARANCE OF CHINESE WAITERS IN LONDON (By Associated Press.) London, July 1. Chinese waiters, long known to the United States, par ticularly the West, are making their first appearance in London.. Hereto fore Chinese have been employed a3 i domestics only in the kitchen. 1TAL AT. (By Associated Presa.) Washington, July 1. The United States government formally presented to the Turkish government the report that Turkish troops attacked and sacked the American hospital at Tab rlz and seized the American consu late there, with request for explana tion. HOPE EOR THE RECOVERY OF (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 1. Hope for the recovery of Senator Tillman, who suf fered a cerebral hemorrhage was vir tually abandoned today by the family and friends and has been unconscious since Sunday. Atlanta, Ga . , July 1 With the sanc tion of Major General Henry Sharpe, commandant of the Southeastern Mil itary Department, and Admiral F. E. Beatty, head of the Sitxh Naval dis trict; simultaneously in the army and navy training camps of seven South ern States the Victory Athletic Meet Is to be held on July 4. The same events will be run off in each camp and the individual soldier or sailor making the best mark In each, re sults from every camp to be carefully compared, will become the depart mental champion. Southeastern Department headquar ters of the Army and Navy Y. M. C. A. at Atlanta, with Physical Director R. C. Cubbon heading the scorer's record committee, will announce the department title and medal winners. In addition, each army and navy camp will have its champions in each event. This Is the first military and naval athletic meet of the kind ever con ducted. Many athletic contests of the kind have been held before In different camps, posts, forts, naval yards and stations; but never before simultaneously. The contestants num ber Into five figures. All are on edg3 for the struggle July . The unique strength of the meet lies in the fact that it has encouraged such a large number of soldiers and sailors to get out on track and field to show their ability. With the co operation of the mili tary, naval and Y. M. C. A. authori ties in every camp running tracks and fields have been marked off. Special : military and naval events are lnclud Springfield, 111.. July 1. A sprained ankle resulted in the death of John Robert Lewis of Auburn, according to the findings of a coroner here. Lewis received his Inury in Jumping from a runaway team of horses. An embolus (broke off In the ankle and caused ob struction In the circulation of the heart, the coroner said. TURKISH SACKED TA6RI6 SEN. TILLMAN 5 KILLED AND 1 4 INJURED ALLIES LIE AIR II (By Associated Press. Paris, July 1. Five were killed and fourteen Injured at Mannheim Ger many, Saturday In an allied aerial at tack on the town, says a Havas dis patch from Basel, and severe proper ty damage was effected. FARM IN NORFOLK CON- DUCTED ENTIRELY BY WOMEN (By Associated Press.) Norwich, England, July 1. Trib utes to the work of women on the land were made by landowners here on Saturday. Sir Ailwyn Fellowes mentioned that one farm in Norfolk was conducted entirely by woman. He had never seen a happier, healthier and more contented lot. Gilbert Over man of Weasenham said he had em- fin RAID ON MAHNHElf 1 British Hospital Ship Sunk By Submarine; Carried 258 Persons (By Associated Press.) London, July 1. A Teuton subma rine sank the British hospital ship Landovery Castle off Fastnet, June 27, the British Admiralty announced today. The ship was homeward bound from Canada and carried 258 per sons. A WARNING TO PROFITEERS i - -i'-'i- (By Associated Press). Manchester, England, July 1. -J. R. Clynes, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food, in the course of a speech recently, again warned prof iteers against taking advantage of the recent shortage of food. Referring to the new act that had been passed for punishing the profiteer, Mr. Clynes 14 Destroyers Will Be Launched Fourth Of July (By Associated Press. Washington, July 1. Fourteen de stroyers will be launched from Amer ican yards July 4. These with a num ber of Eagle boats, represent the navys share of tonnage to take the water in celebration of Independence Day. - CARELESSNESS AND LACK OF ATTENTION OF WORKERS THE CAUSE OF ACCIDENTS IN MUNITION FACTORIES (By Associated Press.; Washington, July 1. Plugging the ears of workers In munition factories has been suggested in England o? a means of lessening the growing num ber of accidents arising from efforts to Increase speed In production. "Speed of production Inevitably tends to a more than proportionate in crease of accidents," says the report of an Investigator for the Munition Worker's committee, received here In consular dispatches. "Accidents de pend In the main on careless and lack of attention of the workers, and so the more one can eliminate this lack of attention and Increase concentra tion upon work, the more will acci dents be reduced. "One wants to Induce in all the workers throughout their hours of labor the same mental outlook as Is present In the night-shift workers in the early hours of the morning. Thqse workers have for the most part for gotten the pleasures and excitement Indulged In shortly before coming on night shift, and they have nothing but an unexhlleratlng breakfast and be' to look forward to. i "Such a mental state is impossible of achievement by the day-shift work ers, but something In the way of mer tal calm and equilibrium can be at tained by stopping all conversation except that relating to the work In j hand. If the workers would consent! NEW YORK III BETWEEN 18 AND 50 MUST OR FIGHT (By Associated Press. ) New York, July 1 Both Federal and State laws banning idleness of men aged 18 to 50 became operative today. Every man in North Jay, Me., ex cept three own automobiles and they will soon buy, according to a local correspondent. Mrs. Rebeca Mayo, age 90, still conducts a shoe store in Province town, Mass. She has had charge of the busines since her husband died in 1875. ployed over a hundred women In three years and there were only four out of them whom he would not have back again. said he was afraid that the principle would have to be extended to some persons who had shown themselves to be gluttons and, by deception and fraud, had secured more than their share of food coupons. CANALIZATION OF THE M0SEL AND SAAR RIVERS (By Associated Press.) Amsterdam, July 1. The German government has sent a commission of experts to Treves to work out a pro- tct for the canalisation of the Mosel and Saar rivers, the necessity for which, says a Berlin message, the present war, has fully demonstrated. It is planned to make a canal system navigable for 1,000-ton ships. to It, It would be a good plan to in duce temporary deafness by plugging the ears, and so shut out the noise ot machinery, which is In Itself an Im portant cause of diBtration and fa tigue. "Again, if it were practicable, it would be of value to shut out the sight of surrounding objects, by sep arating the lathes or other machines from one another by partitions. "At a fuse factory, when the opera tives were working a 12-hour day, th women's accidents were two and a half times more numerous than in the subsequent 10-hour period; but the men's accidents showed no difference. At all the factories Inquired Into, the night-shift workers suffered fewer ac cidents than the day-shift workers the average defect being 16 per cent. This was due to the night-shift work ers settling down to a calmer mental state than the day-shift workers, and so becoming less careless and Inat tentive. "In all of the factories, the acci dents increased considerably as tho weather grew colder and diminished a3 It grew warmer." JUST OUT OF PRISON, HE WANTS GIRLS AND WIFE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME Seattle, Wash., July 1. "I'm going back to New York and get a Job. I want my girls to have some fun and my wife to enjoy life. I Intend to make a new start In life." That's the way John McNamare, who has Just been pardoned after serving prison confinement since De cember. 1911, for his alleged connec tion with the theft of S275.000 from the New Westminster, B. C, branch oank of the Bank of Montreal, summed up his ambitions. He was sentenced to nine years In prison In July, 1913. WORK M0.000 IS ASKED OE CONGRESS FOR REQUIREMENTS OE THE ARMY $50,000,000 IS ALSO ASKED FOR HOUSING ARMY LABOR (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 1. A new urgent deficiency bill appropriating more than $926,000,000 additional for mili tary establishment and $50,000,000 for additional war labor housing, was re ported to the house. Vetoed Bill (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 1, The Presi dent today vetoed the legislative, exe cutive and Judicial appropriation bill on account of the provision increasing working hours for clerks from seven to eight hours daily. lauds mm H (By Associated Pros.) Washington, July 1. The crew ot the American steamer California, sunk by a mine off the French coast a few days' ago, has been landed at a French port, the navy department" today ad vised. 49 Names On Casualty List (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 1 The Army cas ualty list contains 49 names. Killed in action, 5; died of wounds, ladled by accident and other causes, 6; died o disease, 7; wounded severely, 26. Missing in action, 1. Private Jesse L. Dixon, of Blackspear, Ga., died of wounds; Private James Jackson, of Cordele, Ga., and James Palmer, of Vance, ,S. C, died of disease; Private, Elmer E. Mlkell, of Groveland, Ga., severely wounded. "LEA HUE OF RUSSIANS FAITHFUL TO THEIR COUNTRY AND ITS ALLIANCES (By Associated Press.) Paris, July 1. Twelve of the most prominent Russians who reside In Trance are the founders and backers of a new organization, the "League o' Russians Faithful to Their Country and Its Alliances." The organization ii pledged to work for the re-establishment of order, to defend the vital interests of Russia, and the economic regeneration of the country. Leaders of the organization are such men as M. Efremof, once chief of the Progressive Party In the Russian Duma and former Minister of Justice of the Provisional government; M. Ibwolsky, former Minister of Stata and former Ambassador to France; General Lokhvltsky, former comman der of the Russian troops In France and now at the head of the Russian volunteer forces; M. Nelidof, Russian Minister to Belgium at Havre; and M. Stakhovitch, former governor of Fin land under the Provisional govern ment and later Ambassador to Spain. They have detached themselves from the "Union of Patriotic Rus sians" with the following announce ment of their aims: "The re-establishment, in an indi visible and sovereign Russian, of or der and legality on strictly constitu tional bases guaranteeing the rights of citizens as well as those of other nationalities on the basis of extensive .local liberty (local self-government). "Defence of the vital Interests of Russia by the" conservation of politi cal, Intellectual and economic ties of the strongest sort with the Allied countries, and by the recreation of the rauH 1H SUCCESSFUL IN MINOR : OPERATIONS ON MB ''.V ' 'JV FRENCH IMPROVE POSITIONS AKB TAKE AGGRESSIVE"; ARTILLERY INCREASING ON THE AMERICAS FRONT , V (By Associated Press.) London, July 1. In minor opera-, tions last night the Bjltish lmprbved their positions in the region north west of Albert and captured machine guns, and prisoners, the war office' announces. Activity by German artil lery in tho region between Albert and" Arras and in sectors of the Flanders front is also reported. i y V. 'By Associated Press.)- Paris, July 1. The French in op orations last night on the Marne front south of Ourcq succeeded In improv Ing positions In the vicinity of Passy cn Valois, tho war office reports, peri man counter-attacks to regain ground taken by tho French Saturday night in the vicinity of Mosley were re pulsed. In taking the . aggressive south of Aisne the French captured a German strong point neaf Coutry southwest ot Soissotis,' adding to their recent gains in this sector. r Grand Duke Wants to Regenerate Russian (By Associated Press.) ' London, July 1. Grand I Duke; Michael la reported to' have Issued manifesto stating he considered it his duty to restore and regenerate th Russian people and calls upon the people to overthrow the present gov ernment, says a Moscow dispatch dated June 25 to the Exchange Tele graph, a Artillery Increasing ' " " (By Associated Press ) , i Washington, July 1. Except for Increased artillery activity both sides in Chateau Thierry region, Pershing's communique today said there was nothing to report for yesterday. State of War Proclaimed (By Associated Press.) Moscow, June '23. Delayed) A Btate of war has been proclaimed la the Province of Archangel. KANSAS CITY ATTORNEYS PREPARE FOR FARM WORK Kansas City, Mo., July 1. One hundred well known attorneys, all of them, so they claim, former farm hands or farmers, have been fh train ing for the past month In an effort ti get Into good trip for the harvest. The men hope to Increase their num ber to 300. The men report every morning at 6:30 to the Kansas City Athletic Club grounds, where they go through a half hour of setting up exercises, Minder the direction of an athletic di rector. Then they take a run around. jtnc track, roll on the grass, and do other muscle building stunts. An enterprising film company todk' pictures of the class In an effort V stimulate interest in similar work Iff Pother sections of the country. The farmers of the country have In their hands a two-edged sword against Germany production on their farms hnd giving financial support to our government. They are sharpening, and wielding tihs powerful instru ment, as is seen by their support of the Third Liberty Loan and the , in Creased acreage on their farms. . The governor of Montana says that j "thrift and self-denal are handmaid- ( ens In the house of victory." military and naval strength of Rus sia. ; "Regeneration of the economic life of Russia and of the state's credit on the basis of respect for private property, recognition of engagements rnntrortiMl hv Russia unrl Hin freii ( , - development of the productive forces of the country." ,