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The Lakeland Evening Telegram
PUBLISHED IN THE BEST TOWN IN THE BEST PART OF THE BEST gTItT
BOOST REMEMBER THAT SATAN STAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN
iQimtE TIL
No. 257
LAKELAND, FLO BID A, FK1DAT, AUG. 30, 1908
RITISH HAVE TAKEN COMBLES
B
HAIG S FORCES CAPTURE TOWN
WITHIN ONE MILE Of PERONNE;
GERMS DRIVEN BEHIND THE
S01E ALONG BRITISH FRONT
MIES ON Ml
HI Of MM
IS
MILD
nun
affairs, will make a statement Mon
day before the foreign affairs com
mittee of the Prussian Diet. Chan
cellor Von Hertling has returned to
Berlin from headquarters, according
to a Copenhagen dispatch.
10 BE TOO LOW
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Aug. 30. The present
charges for private wire services of
bankers, brokers and industrial con
cerns, on the theory of wholesale
business, are declared unreasonably
low by the Interstate Commission.. No
formal order has been issued because
the government has taken control
since the case came up. Railroad and
press leased wires are not affected.
10 MORS
KILLED AT FLYING
EIELD IN TEXAS
(By Associated Press.)
Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 30.
Lieutenant P. R. McGuffin, of Fresno,
Cal., and Cadet Ellis B. Babbock, of
Washington, were killed this morning
on Call Field in a fall of two thou
sand feet. The plane fell from the
top of a loop.
GERMANS DESTROYED BRIDGES
INTO PERONNE, BUT ONE
CAUSEWAY WAS SAVED; ARE
TRYING TO DESTROY, MUM
TIONS BEFORE ON-COMING AL
LIES (By Associated Press.)
London. Aug. 30. The British have
raptured Combles, between Bapaume
and Somme, It is officially announced.
They also have taken Clery-Sur-Somme,
on the Somme between Com
bles and Peronne. Advanced British
troops have crossed the river south
west of Peronne. Between Hendecourt
and the Arras-Cambral road the Ca
nadians made favorable progress.
East of Sense river the British cap
tured Bullscout and Hendecourt-Les-
Cagnicourt.
SERIOUS
STIES
INVOLVING
200.000
WORKERS
HAVE
DEVELOPED IN
GERMAN
V
Another story of a golfer who
played his way out of a peculiar "He"
has arrived from the . middle west.
During a recent tournament one of
the contestants drove his ball Into
a tree and after considerable search
ing it was discovered in a crotch of
one of the branches, some ten feet
above the ground. In order to avoid
a penalty for lifting, the golfer
A Swiss company has spent a large
amount for road lmDrovement and
improvement and eulpment and plans
to carry passengers over osme routes
In the Alps In electric automobiles.
climbed to the shoulders of two com
panions and from this uncertain
stand managed to drive the ball back
to the fairway using a putter for the
aerial stroke.
(By Associated Press.)
Geneva, Aug. 30. Serious strikes
Involving two hundred thousand men
have broken out in Bochum In West
phalia, Munich dispatches state.
Troops are guarding the town as riots
are feared.
Cars May Be Used On
Sunday For Necessary
Purposes; Pleasure
Riding Cut Out
t Blaches Tulion
(By Associated Press.)
With the British Armies, Aug. 30.
(Noon) Biaches, on the southern
bank of the Somme, a mile from Pe
ronne, has been captured by Haig's
forces. The British have entered
Desboeufs, and patrols have passed
through Morvall to the southeast. The
British this morning made further ad
vances north of Lena, at one place for
a distance of a thousand yards, and
Le' Tranloy on the Bapaume-Peronne
high road, is reported captured this
morning. Unofficial reports announce
the capture yesterday of the Impor
tant town of Bapaume.
The Germans have been driven be
hind the Somme. everywhere along
the British Iront and at one place,
south of Lachapellette, the British
crossed to the east bank. The Ger
mans destroyed all bridges across the
Somme, including those at Peronne.
Northwest of Peronne, however the
British swept In so quickly that the
causeway over the Somme at Clery
was secured intact. Clery is in the
British fiands. Fires at the northern
end of the line, especially in th Lys
salient, indicate thewithdrawal of the
Germans. Many explosions have been
observed .
. (By Associated Press.)
. . A O A mtiA Unn rn
UNSETTTLED STATE OF wasmng on, aug. -
. tne use oi gusuuiio uu ouuuj
AFFAIRS IN FOOTBALL DATES . , . . . onlv
UIUIUI fdiiwo f r
to pleasure riding, Garfield announced
today. He said the reasonable use for
necessary purposes was not prohib
ited.
300 SCHOOLS TO TRAIN YOUTH
FOR THE GOVERNMENT
Large Number of Institutions Qualify
For Students' Army Tralnlna
Corps For Coming Army
Reinconrl Captured
(By Associated Press.)
London, Aug. 30. The British
east of Arras resumed their advance
this morning and at an early hour
had penetrated another two thousand
Sards on a front of seven miles be
tween Bullecourt and Scarpe. Re
thov have reached within
a mile of the Drocourt-Quant switch and track athletics last
line, and have captured Reincourt
New York, Aug. 30. Reports from
various college sport centers indicate
an unsettled slate of affairs so far as
fnnthaii rfntps nre concerned when
compared with a similar period of the
season in normal years. In past
Autumns the opening week of August
has found the coaches and managers
with the majority of their prellmi-
narv work finished and the candi
dates awaiting the call for practice.
In sharp contrast, the presont month
finds some of the colleges without
football trainers or coaches and sche
dules with from two to five open
dates while many others have yet to
decide whether football will be played
or not during the next three months.
This is particularly true of several
of the more Important eastern lnsu
tiitions including Harvard, Yale, and
i Jl
Princeton, While there are miuw
Hons that football will be resumed
nH these Universities represented
on the gridiron by elevens, nothing
definite has been announced by tne
aihMr authorities. If the games are
played by these three it is likely that
it will be upon a restnciea suaia.
Tkn, rnlleees which still support
football and are annual opponents of
Harvard, Princeton and Yale nae
..-onarprt their schedules and unless
there should be cancellations along
h. im it is doubtful if many dates
could be given the big teams so late
in the season.
n ia "resumed that should Prince
ton, Yale and Harvard decide to place
Hip field this Autumn
leauis uiju'i
.u ,ni mnet in a sort of round
uiej ii .
t. op wah In baseball
Spring, u (By Assocmieu ..
, Kaon Hiieeested that the Waah,neton. Aug. 30. -The biggest
na aiau i "
.lovpna nlav only every other Satur- roundup of moonshiners ev
day and if this innovation w i undertaken by the government na
adopted a few games with canton-;been completed In southern
ment and service teams could easily ounta!jl distrlctB by revenue events
Washington, Aug. 30. The interest
f tin vrtn th nf Florida and their
Ui IUO uuw -
mothers in the students' army train
in corns, to fit the boys just reach
ing maturity by mental and physical,
tprhnical and military training In the
best schools of the country for the
inreer nart that they must play not
onlv In the war but In the period of
reconstruction and trade rivalry, has
hAn testified In scorces of letters
that the writer has received, in re
sponse to several articles which have
already been printed.
These letters will ask what tne
bovs must do, and where they should
apply, what schools will open their
doors for these courses, etc. iney
SENATOR
FLETCHER
TO VOTE FOR
IT
ROI
are too numerous to be given a pur
Bonal and individual reply, but from
time to time as available information
about this new branch of government
tin'itarednesH will be given in this
correspondence.
More than 300 colleges will be
equipped In September for the or
Eanization of the students' array
training corps. This new branch of
the army uses the already existing
machinery of educational Institutions
as intensive training centers and as
pre-offlcers, schools. The grammar
school graduate of 18 years and over
Is as eligible to the students' army
training corps as the high school
graduate or the man who has already
qualified as a college student.
Each unit will be a clearing house
for officer material. The student
soldier will come directly under the
observation of both military instruc
tors assigned by the war department
and the faculty so that men may be
chosen as technical experts tor furth
er training, for line officers, officers
in technical branches, and non-com-missioned
officers.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 30. Sen
ator Duncan U. Fletcher tonight an
nounced his Intention of voting for the
!State-wide Prohibition amendment
submitted by the Legislature of Flori
da in 1917.
"As a general rule," said Senator
Fletcher, "I do not express myself up
on local questions with which I
have absolutely nothing to do in an
official way. My time has been so ful
ly occupied by my senatorial duties,
that I am unable to give much study
to questions of local policy. But I
am a citizen of Florida, and am priv
ileged to express myself as such,
when my judgment dictates and my
convictions demand.
"Speaking as a citizen, I hope to be
able to return to Florida early In
Nnvftmher In order that I mav vote
for the adoption of the proposed con
stitutional amendment providing for
State-wida prohibition. It is unnec
essary to go into any discussion of the
evils of intemperance; every intelll
gent person knows them. Ind I think
the peculiar conditions resulting from
the war, with their influence on the
suppression of the liquor traffic, are
too well understood to require com
ment.
"When the existing constitution of
Florida was adopted the people saw
fit to delegate to the voters of each
county the right to say whether in
tnvinntin? Honors, wines or beer
should or should not bo sold In such
county. All powerB of regulating the
traffic, short of actual prohibition,
were reserved by the State, in which
they are inherent, and which hns the
right, If the peoyle so desire, of re
suming the powers delegnted in tho
counties.
"Thirty years ago the local option
provision was written into the con
stitution of Florida as the best prac
tical means of promoting temperance
throughout the State. It has served
its purpose splendidly, nearly every
county in Florida having outlawed the
10 AVIATORS
IflliED AND
01 INJURED
AT PENSACOU
LAST NIGHT
MACHINE DIVED FROM HEIGHT
OF 1,500 FEET INTO THE BAY J
ONE BODY NOT RECOVERED
(By Associated Press.)
Pensacola, Aug. 30. Two naval
aviators were killed and a third was
Injured when their machine dived
fifteen hundred feet Into the bay last
night, It was announced this morning.
The Dead: James L. Churchill, of
Syracuse, N. Y.; Dewltt Glfford Wil
cox, of Newton Center, Ma&s. Tbe In
jured: Anthony Seher, of Brooklyn.
The body of Wilcox was not recovered.
ARGENTINA IS PRO-ENTENTE
llnuor traffic under its provisions.
find nothing In the present condition
and needs of the State, or any part of
It, that I consider requires continu
ance anywhere within our borders. It
l essentially an evil and the sooner
we are rid of It the better for all con
cerned .
"For these reasons, and without go
ing Into any hackneyed and ttroome
nf the subject. I wish to
put myself on record as a supporter
of State-wide prohibition In Florida
In one week War Savings Stamps
Irwere sold to residents In the Panama
Canal Zone to the amount of $-57 per
capita.
496 Moonshine Stills Seized;
5
Outlaws Killed; Biggest
Roundup Ever Undertaken
..j i.nA,,a The
fill out the curtaiieu -
revival of the game by the big three
may also have the effect of restoring
FaU of Peronne Predicted
By Associated Press.)
Paris, Aug. 30.--The British lines
north of Somme have been carried
forward and the British now are sev
eral kilometers east of Combles, ac
cording to reports of newspapers
ere. The advance continues and the
fall of Peronne is predicted.
tnv AaoAMntad Press.)
n-,.v ... i a Air so. oin Hanction the game
(Xoon)-General Humbert's army re-j Report8 from the Pacific nortnwes
sumed the attack this morning. a-,itota that Carl Johnson, the youthful
'ancing up difficult heights north of Q,er of Spokane, will compel! t n
the Olse. the National A. A. U.. track and .
championship schedule for the Great
Counter Attacks Rpul ! Lakes N. T. S.. Sept. 20, 21 and 23
By Associated Press.) I Johnson running as a member of the
Paris, Aug. 30.-Oerm" counter-, UnIverslty 0f Michigan track earn
attacks between the Ailette and Alsne mg wa9 one of the sentlons
ere repulsed last night hy the sea8on. At the Western . Con
d . announced. . r,n rhamnionship Jonn
r"sncn. it is omciauj - Terence - tha
.... i. anat Of .. Amta nnd was We
me French malntamea g"" - -frsly
and north of Soissons.
WHEN A MAN IS FORTY-FIVE
There are a lot of men who do not
understand the meaning of the age
limit that Is, where the dividing line
between 45 and 46 comes in.
Under the law which has Just been
approved by Congress evey man be-
FARM WORK FOR OBJECTORS
. i ..nnifAd in t nr nri.ui - -"
ine rains reu.tB -- ,a UaMa
jot gtlllg and the arrest or two nun-iiween me "i '
,on ' . . ... i.mi f aw tn military dutv and must register.
mftv also have tne eneci ui dred moonshiners, me w'6 - .
may aiso ua nnthiareu . .t: : j nt nthpr i niipr the aw a man who has passed
bamaanaparwuir.v... i... jetll v.rthv m,f ree.
lister or be subject to the penalty
Frankie Fleming, leading -anau""' wnith the law Imposes.
featherweight, is at present a cadet
in the Royal Air Force. At a recent
.. .. .i sipmine surlrlsed Persons who buy War Savings
Cmnan Minister t Statement
(By Associated Press.)
flrstfl ana waa
L .hick wen tie net He
S tt. 1 -
. - in-1 ,
London. A. SO.-Admlrai vou jump cleftring
Hintze, German minister of totsW
A solution to the conscientious ob
!...,.,. nvnKlnm hna hepn found. It
u i jji j it ...
is one with which any honest objoc
tor and there are some ean find no
fault. It is cultivating the soil.
These men are given furloughs
from military service at the training
camim and are sent to work on farms
They receive standard wages, but
..,ihinr oVuivn nn a month the
nnv of the United States prlvnto
must be turned over to the Red Croas
or some similar fund.
It is reported that 88 conscientious
objectors have gone into agricultur-l
al pursuits from Camp Meade, 100
from Camp Lee and many otners
from Camp Taylor. Final ararnge-
ments are being completed for those
In numerous other cantonments.
These furloughed farmers work un
der strict regulations laid down by
the war department. They are sup
ervised and monthly reports of their
conduct and effectiveness are bud
mitted'fo their camp commanders.
If they prove to be good farmers
their services should go a long way
toward relieving the shortage of farm
labor in some localities. Tilling the
nil in a wholesome occupation, one
that should make for the peace
mind and health of body of the con
scientious objectors. If they appreci
ate their blessings they will work
with all their skill and energy. For
slackers, a less agreeable solution
can be found. St. Petersburg Times.
Buenos Aires, Aug. 30. Argentina's
policy toward the belligerents in the
world war was involved in the decis
ion of the Chamber of Deputies on
July 3 to make July 14, France nation
al holiday also and again a day for
national celebration in Argontina.
Friends of the Entente nations con-
Fider the action of tho Chamber of
Deputies in adlptlng this measure to
indicate that he majority of the mom-
bers of the Chamber are pro-Entente.
President Irlgoyen Is placed In a
difficult position by the passage of
this measure. During the debate In
the Chamber of Deputies there was
a sharp alignment of pro-Entente
sentiment in support of the proposal
to make Bastlle Day a National holi
day in Argentina. No one but the
Germans and their sympathisers op
posed the measure. These latter eon
tended that the Germans would be
offended If July 14 was made an Ar
gentine Holiday and that they would
regard It as a breach of neutrality.
It was generally admitted In tho
lobbies of the Chamber of Deputies
that the July 14 holiday proposal was
designed, by the enemlos of the Pres
ident to force his hand. He must
either veto or sign the bill. If he
signs the bill friends of the Allies
will claim it as a friendly action to
ward tho Entente nation. If he re
fuses to sign it his -enemies declare
that his veto will be considered as a
definite stand in favor of Germany.
There was a hot contest over the
measure. It caused a spilt In the
Radical party whltfl has supported
the President and there are now two
dlBtlnct groups in that party. It Is
believed here that each group will
have its own candidate for presi
dency when the next elctlons are
held.
The first group contains the cleri
cals and the conservative Radicals,
Including those two who are to Ger
many, Spain and Mexico. The other
group, called the extreemlsts, Is com
posed of the Radicals whose sympa
thies are wlih the Entente cause in
the war.
The clerical or conservative wing
favors strict neutrality by Argen
tina In the war and is antagonistic
toward the British and American
trade invasion of South America;
while the other wing Is friendly to
ward both British and Americans.
The latter demand a frank expression
ojjof sympathy toward the Entente
allies.
BARTOW-LAKELANH ROAD
w admirers by his all-round athletic stampg and then cash them in when
Lilt m the track contests winning lt is not imperative that they have the
. lace in the mile run ana wbu 6"- money u uu -----
P remier honors of his class in the than 8iacker.-they are obstruct on-
! tVi s ists- u uke9 tIme and mater,al t0
U W inches. Johnson will to all -ell and cash War Savings Stamps.
nmhablllty compete under the colors
nnfcTie A. A. C, and if In All large fortunes have grown from
condition may """SCi. a0rd a most convenient form doesn't make much difference.-Palm j0ver the county on the "velvet way.
he will Irve plenty of keen compeu .biaraps uoru 'noach Tost. 'Uke Wale Highlander.
tfe in Hs specilitles. . Tor negimung.
The asphalt road between Rartow
nnd Lakeland will be completed wlth-
Gus Muller and his son of Miami, j K few day, k the weather permits.,
have had their name changed to'xnjB wm flign another link In the
Mills, discarding thelt German name. 'chain 0f poi County good roads, and
As much as they may desire it other- aB goon as the road between Frost
wise the old name 'wni stick. If the'proof M(i jrort Meade is completed,
I heart and mind are right the name we gnan be able to make a circuit all

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