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f t - i ! akeiano' Evening Telegram jHEP IN THE BEST TOWN IN THE BEST PART OF TH? TATE i TIL . BOOST REMEMBER THAT 8ATAN STAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN LAKELAND FLORIDA, TUESDAYJULY 16, 1918 7T7 t!N DRIVE A FAILURE; ENEMY luwiso DUWN BY AMERICAN GUNS HANS Fflffl 10 RETIRE N MANY PLACES: IIR LOSSES ARE III!; ENEMY'S SPffl BROKEN GERMANS BOMBED AMU HOSPl f A L LAST NOT IRS ADMIT R COMMANDtRS mm (AN SPIRIT, COUPLED BATTERIES OF MACHINE HAVE RENDERED THE GERMAN DRIVE A FAIL. j() FAR By Associated Press.) e American Forces on the July 16. Reports from the say that except for a few alitiea, the great German of- a complete failure so far. 1 German prisoners taken they are convinced their ers are beaten. nan Guns hsy On The Briish Front succeeded in throwing six bridges across the Marne between Reuilly and Dormans but at no point on this 25 mile front has the enemy penetrated more than four miles into the French positions. The enemy continued the attack today but made no gains. The attack nearly everywhere was held up with heavy losses. (By Associated Press.) Paris, July 16. German aviators last night deliberately bombed an American Red Cross hospital atJouy, Killing two enlisted men and wound ing nine of the personnel, including Miss Jane Jeffery, an American Rei Cross nurse. She was not seriously hurt. PARIS IS BEING BOMBARDED BY LONG RANGE GUNS Enemy's Spirit Is Broken fey Associated Presi.) July 16. The British tav leir lines in the sharp fight- started east of Amieng last is officially announced. Ger- a are busy on the British ivisions The Enemy Are Engaged (By Associated Press.) With the American Army on the Marrie, July 16. Information this morning from east of Rheims shows the Allied defense is not only still holding but appears to have broken the enemy's spirit. An American coun ter-attack at one point east of Rheims drove the Germans out of a small sa lient after hot fighting. The Ameri cans allowed the Germans to come through the first positions and as they came up a slight hill machine gunners from excellent positions mowed down the advancing ranks. The Germans broke and retired in many places. SATURDAY "STRAWBERRY DAY" IN GREAT BRITAIN London, July 16. Saturday has been designated as "strawberry" in jGreat Britain. Since the government 'commandeered the fresh fruit crop for jam purposes for the soldiers Satur day is the only day In the week when the public may buy strawberries. The berries retail at eighteen cents a pound and are in great demand. Before the strawberries were com- (By Associated Press.) Fans, July 16. Long range bom bardment of Paris was resumed today mandeered by the government the sorts. price was about thirty-six cents a pound. With the "strawberry" Saturday also came the "strawberry queue." Many housekeepers bought five and six pounds, if the storekeepers would allow them that many, and endeav ored to get more for jam making. Nearly all cream from the English, dairies goes to the cheese factories, so strawberries and cream, even on "strawberry" Saturday is but a mem ory in all parts of the country. Amsterdam, July 16 Bathing Is forbidden this summer at all the pop ular German holiday resorts on the East Frisian islands which stretch along the North Sea coast. NeutraU are entirely barred from these re JACKSONVILLE HAS 1.125.000 FIRE W on KEN FERTILIZER PLANT AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL CO. DESTROYED MOTORWOMEN NOW OPERATE ON LONDON TRAM CARS Atlanta Street Car System Tied Up; Workmen All Out By Associated Press.) July 16. From a captured P evident the Germans' main as intended to be down the Austrian Mil SAYS WILSONS PEACE TERMS NOT SO BAD (ly AtMMim PrM.) Amsterdam, July 16. Baron Von Burian, Austro-Hungarian foreign minister In a note addressed to Aus trian and Hungarian premiers, is fliinterf In ft Vienna disDatch as saying Jilley into Epernay. There is that there la hard,y any difference be- muion tne enemv Intended i. nrnninioa nf th should be really a big one, ' ttesmen of both belligerents, and Visions thus for being Identi- appi.tpa President Wilson's four points July 4 except for certain ex aggerations do not arouse our opposi tion. He said: "I declare the Kntent3 obstinacy regarding Alsace, Loraine, Trent, Trieste and the German col onies appears insurmountable;" and declared "We have been wronged and must be redressed. We are prepared to discuss every thing except our own territory, Burian said. (By Associated Press.) Atlanta, July 16. The entire street car system Is tied here up by strike today. The union claims the company refused to arbitrate the dismissal ' of men. The company denies this. IRELAND PROSPEROUS, BUT ' BIRTH RATE DECLINES GERMAN SHELLS MIXED WHILE IN ACTUAL FLIGHT (By Associated Press.) Paris, July 16. That the bursting charge of shells from the German long-range guns is mixed while the projectiles are in actual flight is the belief of French scientists, according to a teennical journal published here When the shelling of Paris began it was noticed that the explosion of a shell produced a cloud of black smoke m Take Over 1,000 Prisoners fr Associated Press.) July 16. The battle contln- ply especially south of the Pd near Chantlllon. Except for pr south of the Marne there no change of situation. The M and French are counter- magnificently, it Is officially d. The French hava to Iron Fi prisoners In one section. ping and Bliss ay Situation Is Satisfactory f 7 Associated Press.) f&ton. July i.The War fnt announced the receipt ot s from Generals Pershing 1 which confirmed the press hicb. declared the general satisfactory. Dublin. July 16. The Irish Regis trar General's return for tha first quarter of this year shows a drop in'ml!ted wlth a llttIe that waB white and the Irish birth-rate of 3.6 below tneULoraPaniea Dy a strong smell of average for the previous ten years. ,ether' Recently the smoke has been The marriage rate is practically sta-;entIreIy wh,te and verr 8ht' the tionary. The death rate ia 3.3 below, e'er odor Pasting, the average. No she11 that fa,led t0 explode, has The general prosperity of Ireland found' nor even an entlre is reflected by the fact that the reJ,1iullcatin8 how decate and reliable i explosive is. This fact eads ex- turns on Irish pauperism shows a de crease of 3,122 in the average number of workhouse Inmates. TOMMY NOT ALWAYS SINGING ON LONG MARCHES (By Associated Press.) Behind British Lines in France, July 16. The picture which portrays the British soldier as continually vo cal while he tramps along the roads 'of France, is overdrawn. FOOD SCAKCE AND PRICES HIGH IN SWEDEN Stockholm, July 16. -The food sup ply is so short and prices so high that the situation is becoming serious for all except the well-to-do. No potatoes have been available for weeks. The rew crop Is selling at the equivalent of $1.20 a quart or $9.60 a peck. Tea costs the equivalent of $21 a pound and is almost unobtainable. The last ration of coffee issued nve weeks ago amounted to 3 1-2 ounce:; for each person and the same amount of inferior lard was issued a month ago. About one ounce of outter is is sued to each person once a week. Virtually the only vegetables on im. market are spinach and asparagus, brine $1.20 a dozen and the, ...i. hniiinir hpef $1.20 per ! cneapesi cms u - Heavy LO S StS pound, mutton and veal cutlets $2 a pound, poultry as nign a -pound. No pork has been issued since May 13. Hothouse peaches, virtually the only M9fnable. sell at $1 each. Neith- when they crossed the river. !er macaroni nor any cereal product is '"a attacks o.MJnWainftble nor are there any legumes 'Bft in two places-by way to be had except an occasional issue ttrn6 railway and south of of 3 1-2 ounces or anea pen. In this neighborhood , they Long drought has airectea u. perts to suppose that the shell Is charged with two liquid explosives. separated by the perforated partition which Is known to exist in the center of the projectile When the shell is fired at a hlng amle the liquid In the upper end com bines with that in the lower chamber, and churned by the violent rotation, produces at the moment of impact, three minutes later, a perfect mixture. This would explain, it is said, the abil ity of the charge to resist the enor- London, July 16 "Motorwomen" have arrived in London at last. In the provinces, notably In Glasgow, women have been on the front end of tramway cars for several years, but in London some of the city offi cials objected to them. The scarci ty of men, however, haB increased to such an extent that these objections were, finally overcome. The first women to actually run tramway cars appeared in the bor ough of Walthamstow a few days ago, ana it is the intention of the tram way company officials to hire more women as rapidly as they can be trained. They are to receive the same wages as the men. "DESULTORY BOMBING" EXCITING PORT FOR AIRMEN EIRE FOLLOWED EXPLOSION NO KILLED INJURED FIRE OCCURRED EARLY IN THE MORNING BEFORE WORKMEN ARRIVED WHICH ACCOUNTS FOR NO CASUALTIES (By Associated Press). Jacksonville, Fla., July 16 Fire, caused by an explosion of nitrate to day, destroyed the fertilizer plant of the American Agricultural Chemical Company near here. Loss one and a quarter million dollars. i The explosion occurred apparently Behind British Lines in Franc?,' from spontaneous combustion which. July 16. One of the most exciting 'hurled the wreckage and debris hun tasks to which airmen are assigned 'dreds of feet. On account of the early Is what Is known as "desultory bomb- hour few employes were present and ing" over one spot for an hour or j none were killed or injured. Most of more. The object is to distract the j the loss is covered by insurance, attention of the anti-aircraft defend-1 ers of a given district, and a machine ENGLISH MANUFACTURE carrying a dozen or more bombs is employed for the work. At first the airmen, a pilot and an observer, approached their target cautiously. With engines throttled down, the craft glides nearer and nearer. Below all Is quiet. No Gor man searchlights are sweeping the skv. Wlion thn ntlnr-kern nrn nlmoHt over their objective a rocket rises I""8 thelr plants lnt0 nations ING PLANTS MADE INTO MUNITIONS WORKS (By Associated Press.) Manchester, England, July 16. A typical example of the enterprise and resourcefulness displayed by the north of England manufacturers in toward them and bursts into a clus ter of red . stars. The machine has been discovered. At once Bix( or seven times searchlights throw their beams aloft. The pilot looks at his watch; It is time to begin his desul tory bombing. He files steadily on, although a bar rage or bursting shells lies now in front of him. The observer looks through the wires of his bomb-sight to the ground below. At the proper instant he thrusts his lever forward and releases two bombs. A few sec onds later he sees the flash of their factories was given by a concern in a Manchester suburb, j When Lloyd George's call came for shells this plant had no equipment for their manufacture. The manager made a quick tour of surrounding towns, visiting small shops from which he borrowed lathes. These were converted Into shell-making machines and in a remarkable short time the plant was turning out 2,000 shells a week of large calibre. The usual method of "bottling" or shaping the nose ot a shell is by hy draulic pressure. The plant, however, had tin nrPSKPO flvnllghla fnt- tha ninrlr explosions, and above the crackling Th . . , , , . . in iThe government engineers offered to The period of modern intensie moU11 shock when fired and the re mns Sustain training in England somehow has a curbing effect on the marching song. When the men first Join the services, marches are short and equipment is Jight. In those days they seldom march in silence markable uniformity of the. explosion. IF YOU WANT TO BUY A TOWN HERE'S YOUR CHANCE barrage, he can hear two dull roars. Hn olnnnln lh. ..lint 11. . clime turns and sweeps away from the fiery ring of shells and searchlights. A few miles away the airplane flies to and fro at top speed. The puzzled searchlights vainly feel the sky In all directions and then, one by one, are switched off. Then the pilot quickly moves again toward the target. Another bomb is dropped. As it explodes the search lights reappear and the barrage Is re newed while through the thickly grouped shell bursts are threaded the chains ot green flaming globes, so much used by the Germans. Again the machine flies away and this time, to bewilder still more the r July 16. American troops Fossoy and Crozancy. the south bank nf tha Mrnn f re kken yesterday by the London, July 15. Any man whoso But 38 the marches grow ambition Is to own a whole town will longer and the packs heavier, their have an opportunity to satisfy his de songs become proportionately shorter. 1 sire here next month. By direction By the tim they beIn marching in of Lord Stalbridge, the owner, the en France with full equimnen.., ponj-'s tire town of Shaftesbury will be put have become the except 'or. ra?if r thtn on the auction block, including pri- the lule. ,vate houses, banks, postofflces, stores, a fiioen-mile mari'i alone the cob- offices, hotels and three saloons. The bled highways of norMiern France town is located In a picturesque part soldiers below, the observer flies a with a full kit and 120 rounds of am- of Derbyshore, perched on the top 0r j white verey light which slowly drifts munition leaves little oreath for sing- a hill in the midst of rolling farm below and fades out. All the search ing. Whistling requires less exer-'f ountry. The nearest railway station lights follows It until it dies, ti mi and a mouth organ ii very pop- Is three miles distant, at Semley, ; Repeatedly the airmen return to ular, but a brass band is the ideal Sales of great estates are frequent tfle attack. Bombs are dropped at accompaniment to a long march It in these days, when taxes are eating intervals until the end of the hour sets an even rythmical step which Is up profits, and many of the younger when the machine departs, flickering the secret of endurance. nobility are losing their lives on the vna and clouds of smoke telling of If the soldier cannot snare the Rattle fields. This is the first sale breath to sing when on the march, he an entire town which has been ar makes up for it at other times, and ranged. concerts are the most popular form, of recreation behind the lines. I. A special trench may have to be dug 1n France for George Bell, a negro supply a press but that meant a pin- delay "I won't wait for ne," said the manager. "I can bottle shells with a steam hammer." "Those engineers laughed at me." the manager said, "but the hammer worked." By the hydraulic process, shells are bottled with the ends up. 'I turned the shells upside down in a mold and hammered their noses in,'' the man ager explained. "Both time and money were saved." Many shell fac tories in the district are now employ ing this method. More than a billion dollars' worth at Camp Clayton, if he is retained by of American agricultural exports were Uncle Sam as a soldier. Bell is seven sold during 1918 to the European na-Yfet eleven Inches tall and weighs 351 tions at war with Germany. pounds. the havoc wrought by the bombs. AMPLE STEEL FOR SHIP BUILDING NOW AVAIL4RLE Philadelphia, July 16. Steel Is now arriving at the big government ship building plant at Hog Island In ade quate quantities, according to H. W. Blood, an engineer for the Amsrican a week. International Corporation. "The fabricators of steel parts for ships," Mr. Blood said, "are making good, and the steel committee, recent ly appointed to see that the shipyard? are stocked with steel parts, has done much toward the solution of the prob lem. The Hog Island yard, the largest in the world, Is preparing for its flrsi launching on August 4. The ship Is the Red Jacket. It Is an 8,000-ton freighter. Two more 8,000-ton freight carriers are nearly half completed. The Bccond launching is expected to take place a week after the Red Jack et leaves the ways. The third vessel will follow shortly after the second, and then it will be a week or ten days before there are further launchlwrs. j After that Hog Island expects to turn out completed hulls at the rate of two t i I 'I 4 4 ;! V 1 . ,t f n n ft i i.