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.nd Evening Telegram BOOST REMEMBER THAT 8 AT AN 3TAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HI8 HOME TOWM LAKELANT) FLORIDA. TUESDAY, JULY 23, NUMBER OFPRISONERS TAKEN BY MEKILANS INCREASED BY THOUSANDS AS L CHANCE IN PLACE OS 1 BAM- FRONT, FRENCH U IW ATTACK EARLY TODAY iia ie ill OF FOUR HILES (H HAVE RECOVERED ALL iW'ND LOST LAST WEEK: HRH'ANS TAKE JAULUONNE THE MARNE is (By Associated Press.) h the American Army on the and Marne Front, July 23. gh? information does not indi any radical change along the Front. Prospects seemed to In that today would be anothe avy attacks and counter-attack: not more than slight changes in pne. the Franco-American3 hold 'most every Inch of ground they pi. The number of prisoners has been increased by thou and a veritable mountain ot ed and abandoned material hands of the Allies. The Brit Joar Rheims bagged many prison nd machine guns. fh Advance One Mile on Four. Mile Front (Bjr Associated Presi.) Non, July 23. The French be- new attack this morning north of Montdidier, according to ad uere toaay. Tne French were ted to have advanced a mile on pt of four miles. It was thought, M basis of advices, that the at- of the Montdidier region might a wider front than that men The Franco-American troors Ntinuing progress between the and the Marne, and it is report- Pt the French have recovered all p lost last week near Grisolles. frenca are reported to have p the heights of CoUrcelles yes- and are holding the bend near Pis as far as TreluoD. The have crossed the Marne east The enemy counter-attacked hut were beaten off. The have captured Oulchy Le The Americans captured Fy The British captured Hetit ood with two hundred pris ma fourteen machine guns. HARD TO KILL HIM OFF, BI T HIS condition is srcii he has BEEN UNABLE TO TAKE FART IN THE MILITARY OPERATIONS SINCE JANUARY TYPES OF FIGHTING TANKS AT THE FRONT (By Associated Press.) With the American Army in France, July 23. The fighting tanks built and used in Germany look like a turtle surmounted by a turret. They are of a large type generally. The armor (By Associated Press.) 7 I, , 1 J ' July 23. -Field Marshal and affords an effective protection Von Hlndenhurr i prim,aK. m , , , . . . 13 in auii n&aiuDb ojictmi luiuiiuy munition Due it is not gun-proof. In battles between British and Ger man tanks, the English tanks armed solely with machine guns were pow erless against their opponents, while those armedwith guns of larger cali bre drove back the German tanks. The speed of the German tanks is very limited in broken country. Hindenburg Is Now Reported To Be "Seriously II!" Reported Dead" Twice In Past Three Months has taken no part in military opera tions the present year, according to information from Berlin, says a Cen tral News dispatch from Berne today. HEAVY SALES OF WAR SAVINGS STAMPS Jacksonville, July 23 Effects of the June drive for War Savings are indicated in the cash sales through the post oilices and banks during the first half of July. The total sales through the post offices for the first half of the month being almost a3 much as during the entire year pre vious, $1,022,593.82 worth 0. S. GOVT TO TAKE OVER ALL TELEGRAPH ID TELEPHONE LINES ON JULY 31 FOR OE THE WAR DURATION DUTCH ENGINEER PATENTS "AUTOMATIC SOLDIER" London, July 12. (Correspondence Associated Press) An automatic sol dier, consisting of a steel cylinder of stamps which rises vertically out of another naving been sold through the post;steel cylinder in the ground, the first offices alone. . jrifle flring four nundred time8i ali Bank sales from the beginning of controlled by wireless, has been pat- ine campaign up to July 6th show a cnted by a Dutch engineer total of J368.424.25, about half of this amount being sold within the last thirty days. Combined sales of post offices and banks up to date approx imately July 12th, amount to $3,470,-785.00. UNIDENTIFIED SHIP SEEN OFF NW OAS I BADLY DAMAGED (By Associated Press.) Atlantic Port, July 23. A large steamer with part of smokestack gone and bridge damaged, in tow of a gov ernment tug off the New England coast, was reported by the captain of a steamer arriving here today. The captain thought he made out the words Belgian Relief painted on the sides. The steamer was near where Submarine operated Sunday and where an unidentified steamer report ed distress yesterday. Extensive Bribery System Involving Agencies of Council Nt'l Defense, Being Brought to Light FLORIDA PRIVATE POSTMASTER BURLESON BE TO OF ALL LINES HEAD AT CAMP WHEELER (By Associated Press.) New York, July 23. Agencies of the Council of National Defense are involved today In a nation-wide con- j An spiracy of alleged bribery and graft in I the manufacture of soldiers' rubber raincoats through the arrest of Darry E. Lazarus, member of the Defense Council's sub-committee supervising raincoat production. He is accused of attempting to bribe the government Inspector's department. Justice agents also took into custody Charles L Ful ler, chief government inspector of the New York manufacturing district. It is announced he confessed to full de tails of the extensive bribery system. TAMPA BAY TO BE USED IF NEEDED Convalescent Hospital for the Soldiers St. Dunstan's and leader in the move ment to aid the blinded soldiers, has agreed to foster the movement and give employment to all the blind who Washington, July 23. The surgeon general's department wants the Tam pa Bay Hotel, because it is the only structure of its kind available for a big military hospital, which is fire proof. Tampa's committee representing the business Interests of the metropolis of South Florida has told the officers in the surgeon general's office that the city will be glad to have the Tampa Bay hotel and its magnificent rounds. Ideal for recuperation cases, turned over for military use if arrangements can be made with the leesses. General Noble has made It clear to GIVEN 25 YEARS FOR DESERTION (By Associated Press.) Macon, July 23. The sentence of 25 years, given Private Ellsha Wil kinson, of Maxville, Fla., for deser tion, was approved today. 50,000 NEGROES CALLED TO THE COLORS TODAY (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 23. Fifty thou sand negro registrants, qualified for general military service, were called to the colors today, from forty-one States and the District of Columbia. PRESIDENT ISSUED PROCLAMA. TION TODAY WHICH WILL TUT ALL LINES UNDER CONTROL OF GOVERNMENT (By Assoolated Press. Washington, July 23. President Wilson today issued a proclamation taking over the control of telograph, end telephone systems for the dura tion of the war, effective July 31. Authority to operate wire lines is vested in the postmaster general. may be fitted for the work. Sir Arthur Is most enthusiastic over j Congressman Drane and to Chairman the introduction of this new industry Macfarlane of the Tampa committee, for the blind. "The sincere gratitude i awl to Former Congressman Spark- man, that the Tampa Bay Hotel prop erty comes the nearest to meeting the government's needs of any of the places offered in Florida. Major King, of the blind community of this coun try,'' he said yesterday, "Is due to Dr. Wheeler for his public-spirited and generous action in making the dan gerous journey from the United States j who investigated the property is on he hen Occupy Three Villages W Associated Press.) July 23. Artillery was active the battle front durlne the is a'l that the official statement Rces today, except for a bril- ocal onerntlnn in v cnn,m. hy which the French occupied illag?8 and took 350 nrlsoners taerioana Tdi ti -mh,; wauiiMiiir 'By AMociltaA Pnul Mod, July 23. Americans can- "Wgonne On ill A Morn a vHtti hundred prisoners. The Amer ce continuing the advance. . 'fy Associate r... I Mon. Jmy 23. -The British made 1 wanees last nieht u.un Ar. r Albert and in' Flanders, it is facturing company has founded announced today. BLINDED SOLDIERS TAUGHT TO DO ELECTRICAL WORK (By Associated Press.) London. July 23. Blinded soldiers of France and Great Britain are being taught to earn their livings doing elec trical construction following the sys tem originated by an American, Dr. Schuyler S. Wheeler, who recently re turned to New York after, spending three months here and in France in troducing the work. In its present stage the blind are taught to insulate coils tor motors and dvnamos and do a certain amount - i I -. a. a. - 1-..Mrt nnntinno of assembling. Dr. Wheeler rounne.i ment io nuuuieun, u. -...a,,n blind workroom for this work about sands of blind. v,ar en In Amnere. N. J., where In addition to the soldier b'ind nroeMnnt nf ft aree concern m inienueu w koui w.c manufacturing electrical machinery, large nuniu. u. . , When it became known that thejthe United Kingdom, ior wuu.n ume j.uuu...Ba, uB ....,,iCBDru U1u ui able to do the work and is now practically no employment. Kuvrnmem. u.iiciaiB i mo mmpa conpetition " j"nRr IS ine KrRaie!,t Bnu most pain-; THE KIND OF BEDS P"c ever maae oy any community to SOLDIERS USE AT FRONT, the government for it would be vir-j TO FIGHT FOR MORE EQUITABLE FREIGHT RATE8 in order to give the benefit of his practical experience and advice. I have every hope that his action will mean congenial and profitable employ- thou- record as saying "The War Depart ment needs this property." With this need of the government emphasized upon Ihe Tampa commit tee the best effortB of the city of Tarn- pa to secure the property for the War I Department has been promised. Qon- to a pressman Drane, who is familiar with (By Associated Press.) Leesburg, July 23. Co-ordinating the efforts of the various Chambers of Commerce In getting more equit able freight rates in Florida Is to be one of the activities of the GREATER FLORIDA ASSOCIATION. A plan for getting members was adopted at a meeting of the Directors ARMY MAKES RECORD MEAT PURCHASE Chicago, July 23. The largest sin gle order for bacon and canned moats in the history of the world 99,600, 000 pounds of bacon and 134,000,000 pounds of canned noat haa Just been placed by the Quartermaster's Department, U. S. A., for the Amer ican Army overseas. Louis F. Swift, In commenting on this today, said the order will take the bacon from approximately 1,900, 000 hogs and if othor work were dropped to produce it would be equiv alent to the total bacon production of the five largest Chicago packers for nearly five weeks, however, six months will elapse before delivery is to be completed. Mr. Swift said: "At the current prices on the day, last week, when the purchase was made, the packers would pay the live stock producers about $80,000,- 000 for the necessary hogs and over $50,000,000 for about 900,000 cattle re quired. "The cattle will cost us twice as much, and the hogs two and one-haif times as much as In the pre-war pe- held here on July 20, as follows: byjriod. securing the support of commercial j "The whole order will be mado up bodies in every section of the State: before the first of the year, despite and" letting them stand responsible . the fact that, oven before this pur for getting members In their respec- chase, one-fourth of the packers' fa tive communities, the entire State, duties have been devoted to filling blind were to earn good livings in ith "sighted workers," the French government invited Dr. wne-ier i come to France and teach the blindsd soldiers. Subsequently, through Sir ... ..ii I Arthur Pearson, the sntisn auuior;- nr Whppler to come io UCi) 1UMICU Mi . England. can be solidified in activities of state wide Importance, especially when it may be desirable to haved elegates appear before Congressional commit tees or other importan groups of men holding the future welfare of this state at heir disposal. The directors voted to maintain . ,tuaiiy turning over io ine government headquarters of the Association in Paris, July 23. Go where you may or the period of the war and probably j cty wherr president resides. As behind the Allied lines in France, one, -or several years tnereaner an exten- president G. G. Ware slvle of bed predominates. It is crude sive plant which has been paying and j Secretary J. P. Durler " but comfortable and very popular In France two large electrical work-, among the troops. i ind d soldiers Th French branch long by two and one-half feet wide, with Congressman Drane has made It Dimaeu soiuicid- , , , . 0 rino. that no wna onTirniK tn rot In , , pwtrical manu- The rramewo is maue ui "j - - of a large American electrical muu Bvaiihip. tnnrh with the resnonslble narties started for the; The bed measures about six feet which attracts to Tampa important tourist traffic. General Noble in military demands. "In order to get out the canned goods the packers will find it neces sary to employ night and day shifts of canners. Notwithstanding the fact the products are being rushed for ward thus hurriedly, not a slnglo complaint has been received on meats delivered to the armies abroad. "The five packers are now kllllne resides here,; about 360,000 hogs weekly to keep will move to abreast of martial and domestic Leesburg at once and open the office ' needs. at this place. They amo voted to correspondence favor governmental investigation of tne proposed west coast route, em one as to be available, touch with the ... ' 1. 1 J J 1 .!lL X. I n .Jl - , . Voil, -,,-Marne and the support is wire netting or coum uea. wun nun rnm.i; at their works in Neuilly-sur-Jiarne, ana i nronosal to have the Tamna Bav sann-Dags. bcuuiw an.u. --r, advertisements which this state can have, in that It will serve to attract pbasizing its sympathy with projects ! t,", m,mt "tanUa! :'aR of settlers, ! where more 500 will be in- tnan , 0thten inches from the Hotel turned over to the government. Rene Vallery-ttaaot, pri-. u ----- jv r,,OTn!,n aa,A that hn toola -who have traveled over the I stalled. Rene vaiiery-nauui. p. ma- Congressman iTrane said that ho feels f7 TamlamI Tra th,rty mlle8 dent of the Council of tne rasteur - , ,fiure & fmjnd to make the stJtute. vice-pres aen , oi of courge n0 be(1 ; property avaiable ,r the uses of the of the Friends ot Blind Soldiers ana waterproo; sheet medical department of the army. . founded the other "J1'. m trench dug-outs officers have; The reply of the Tampa committee several hundred soldiers are comfort represented by Chairman Marfarlan-. Ing Instruction. and Mesgrg. Sparkman and Snow Is In England, the Brit.sn , , ' . m th. trenche8 sav this: "We would be glad to turn this rr ,arco "port that the recent bave cashed away the fills of the numerous ( the trail, making the roads ""Passible TIlAaA All A 'he piace9 where the perma- ' cmpletIon of the work. "aveling public a tompor Pti: no route, to the county and Allied Manufacturers' Association to conserve man power and time. Believing that a "Tick Free Flor ida" will be one of the most effctive vhlch must be overcome the prop erty has been leased, the' lessee is dead and the property lease Is now part of an estate. We cannot In good faith, morally or legally, abrogate the lease, but If the War Department can make any terms with those who hold the lease, we feel sure that we can arrange for the city of Tampa to turn in the name of j the property inraaurer- are , property over to you through Hugo Hirst, president oi f , h on a!the city and without any cost. We are, nothing from the Company, ua, worn- - r confronted by thl9 connltlon -ot over. The city wants government In tbe ing with Sir Arthur Pearson, head .of 'soft bed. payment." the directors adonted the following resolution: "WHEREAS, forty Florida coun-' ties have during the past year made appropriations through their boards of county commissioners for tho building of dipping vats and dipping of cattle, therefore be it RESOLVED, that we urge upon the County Commissioners and the peo ple In every quarantined county to Ifarry on this work with the utmost energy, with a view of eradicating the cattle fever tick throughout the entire state at the earliest possible date."