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The Lakeland Evening Telegra
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BOOST REMEMBER THAT SATAN 8TAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN
yOLOTE TIL
LAKELAM), FLORIDA, SATURDAY, AUG. r.l. si
No. 257
KEMMELL TAKEN BY BRITISH
MX.
BIG ENEMY STRONGHOLD
HAS FALLEN 10 BRITISH
HANDS: GERMANS OfFERENG
DESPERATE
RESITANC
E
tlMUl
yuust have ukuleles If they were to
unake their comrades helleve thev
were really from Hawaii.
API
DRAMA
Of FLAME
ON THIS FRONT AMERICANS ARE
ENGAGED, BUT SO FAR THERE
HAS BEEN NO CLOSE FIGHT.
1X0
(By Associated Press.)
London, Aug. 31. (1 p. m.)--Mont
Kemmell, the famous stronghold
southwest of Ypres, which was the
scene of terrific 'fighting last April,
has been captured by the British, ad
vices from the front state. Mont St.
Quentin, a mile and a half north of
Peronne, has also been taken.
The French made a small advance
on the Ailette and in that neighbor
ed, occupying the southern out
skirts of the wood five hundred yards
southwest of Coucy-Le-Chateau. In
1.-1 j f
the Lys salient tne Briusn nom na-
conture and Lestrem, and are west of
Douliu at Nooteboom. Haig's forces
also progressed a mile and a half east
of Bailleul. The British have taken
Monte-Le-Lille, and Kemmell Hill.
The British troops which captured
i . .
Mont St. Quentin are now moving in
the direction of Bussu, two miles
portheast of Peronne.
(By Associated Press.)
Germans Driven From Position
London, Aug. 13. The Germans
have been driven from positions east
j u
of Clery on the bomme anu uui lo
west of Peronne, and the British au-
vance In this locality is still con
tinuing, it is officially announced. The
British have entered the village of
Dranoutro, south of Locre on the
north side of Lys salient. On the
south side of Lys salient the British
have occupied Lacouture, northeast
of Bethune. The British nave wseu
the strong position known as St Ser
vins Farm and the village of Eete
pigny, southeast of Arras.
(By Associated Press.)
Heavy Artillery Fire
Paris, Aug. 31. Heavy artillery
fire north of Noyen and Deiweeu
Ailette and the Aisne is reported in
an official statement.
Battlefield a Sea of Flame
(By Associated Press.)
With American Army in France,
Aug. 31. Between the Aiieue uu
the Aisne and far southeastward along
the line, the Vesle battlefield is one
ast panorama of fire, where, at this
moment, the Germans are offering the
most desperate resistance, since the
issue in this sector has a graver
strategic bearing than anywhere else
alone the whole front. American
troops In the center are still fighting
With clear ravines before them, inert
Us been no close fighting in these
valleys as yet.
Halg'g Men Attacking Merrlnes Wood
(By Associated Press.)
With the British Forces in Franco.
August 31. (Noon.)-Haig's men to
day are attacking near Merrines wood
between Baupame and the &nrau.
which is strongly held by the enemy.
In Hillsborough county three mills
are cut from the county millage this
year by vote of the county commis
sioners, when they fixed the county
Icillage at 20 instead of 23, which was
the figure last year. With a cut of
one mill in the State tax this year
this makes the millage four mills less
this year than last.
(By Associated Press.)
London, Aug. 31. The Bolshevik
premier, Lenine, was wounded in
criminal attempts on his life at Mos
cow, according to a Russian wireless
message.
BADAIIANS MUST rra
HAVE THEIR UKULFLES
(By Associated Press.)
Honolulu. T. H., Aug. 31.-Funds
have been subscribed for the pur
chase of a number of ukuleles and
guitars which-will be sent toa groun
oi young men from Hawaii, now at
tached an army engineering unit
at Camp Humphrey, Virginia. Th
Hawaiian soldiers wrote that they
ere lonesome for Hawaiian music.
Thfl .Maw. wrote that they could
manage to get along without poi. tho
Willi
E IS
REPORTED
WOUNDED
Three Florida
Men Receive
Commissions
AMERICAN TROOPS
BEING
WITHDRAWN
TO JOIN THE ARMY
UNDER
PERSHING
By Associated Press.)
Washington, Aug. 31, American
troops, brigaded with French and
British are being withdrawn as rap
idly as possible to Join the First
American field army under Pershing,
March told the Senate military com
mittee at a conference today. He
threw no new light on the part the
Americans are playing in the present
offensive.
CAN AUTOS BE USED TO
ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY
St. Petersburg, Aug. 31. Can an
automobile be used to transport a fam
ily to church services on Sunday with
out violating the request of the fuel
administration? That is a question
that was raised here today by local
ministers, who appealed to F. A.
Wood, local fuel administrator, for a
ruling. Mr, Wood declined to make
a ruling until he gets further Infor
mation from the State Administrator
tr from Washington. He gave It as
ALLIES III RUSSIA
E
DRIVEN
BOLSHEVIKIS
BACK
15
MILES
(By Associated Press.)
Vladivostok, Monday, Aug. 30 (De
layed) The Allied forces and Cezcho-
Slovak troops have attacked 'he
Bolshevik Red Guard on the Ussuri
river front and have driven the en
emy back fifteen miles. Prisoners
were taken and booty was captured by
tho Allies.
1
MEH 18 TO 45 TO REGISTER
12;
E
SEPTEMBER
PRESIDENT
SAYS
VERY NAN SHOULD
no WITH
portatlon was available. But the gen
eral public here does not take that
View of the situation and the feeling
here Is that there should be no ex
ceptions to the rule against use of au
tomobiles is prohibited. Max Hunter
of the St. Petersburg Garage, yester
day visited the owners of garages and
all except one signed an agreement
to stay closed for Sundays. This gives
all the employes of the garages a hol
iday once a week, and it is figured
that there is no need for the garages
to be open Sundays with no car6 op
erated. F. A. Wood, county fuel ad
ministrator, has been asked to report
on the observance of the regulations
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Aug. 31. Enlisted
men of the army granted commissions
as second lieutenants at Camp Dodge,
.his opinion that the order does not
Intend to prevent the use of automo-,In this city each Sunday.
Iblles for church-going in rural com-l Business Houses Worried
munities, and he thinks that a persor. The new regulations defining what
lHing in the suburbs would be al .are essential employments caused
lowed to use his automobile to go to 'much stir here, as hardly any business
church, If no other means of trans- in the city escapes, 'and the local
U. S. Cargo Ship Sunk
August 17; 62 Members
Of Crew Missing
banks would be badly disorganized if
required to obey the new regulations.
Only a few of the men now employed
in the banks are above the draft age,
and there are few women employed.
Many other lines of business are sim
ilarly affected, and there is prospect
of a general disorganization of busi
ness here, due to necessity for replac
ing employes in the draft age.
T. A.. Gammon, of New York, or
ganizer for the War Camp Commun
ity Service, was In St. Petersburg last
night to confer with F, A. Wood re
garding the campaign for funds that
is to be conducted in this state under
the direction of Mr. Wood, who hai
been appointed chairman for Florida.
The campaign will be in conjunction
with the effort to raise money for the
Y. M. C. A. and other war camp or
ganizations. He explained that the
War Camp Community Service is the
only organization that looks after the
interests of the soldiers when they
are outside the camp, and the main
purpose is to keep communities clean,
so as to free the soldiers from con
taminating influences as much as" pos
sible. Mr. Wood will begin organiz
ing for the drive in Florida, and ex
pects to appoint county chairmen
shortly. Tampa Tribune.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Aug. 31. The I'nlted
Qtataa oorirn ah In Tiaonh PllHflhv
Iowa, include John Bower, of Lees- r Bubmarlned even hundred mlles
burg, Fla.; Everett Bovol, of Cocoa,
Fla., and Wm. Pitts, of Frink, Fla.
YANKEE BOYS TEACH HUN
SAVAGES THAT BARBARITY
NOT GOOD POLICY
"The American Way" of Meeting Bar
barity Brings Praise of French,
British and Italians How
It Works
London, Aug. 31.-The Germans
are learning that it doesn't pay to be
savages when they're fighting Amer-
leans.
Because they are finding out that
if they insist on being barbarians,
the Americans will treat them as
barbarians.
The fame of "The American Way"
-as this unannounced but very-much
in force policy is called-is spread
ing. polish. French and Italian news-
off the English coast Aug. 17. Sixty
two members of the crew are missing.
Thirteen were rescued. An attack was
made by two submarines.
Another Spanish
Ship Has Been
Torpedoed
(By Associated Press.)
Paris, Aug. 31. Another Spanish
ship, Alexandrino, has been torpedoed,
according to a Madrid dispatch to the
Journal.
INVESTIGATING t'HAKGES
OF DRAFT FAVORITISM
IN I'ORTO RICO
(By Associated Press.)
San Juan, Porto Rico, Aug. 31.
Charges of favoritism in the working
of the selective draft by which well-
to-do young men escaped military ser
port of the facts ascertained has been
stnt to Governor Yager by Attorney
papers are talking about it, and you k.e have been investigated and a re
hear it discussed everywnere.
To DUt what these papers call "The
American Way" in a yankee's own i(Jenerai Kern. As yet the authorities
lingo, it means "the Germans can't sre not prepared to make it public,
get away with that Hun stuff with . The Adjutant General of Porto Rico,
John A. Wilson, m commenting on inu
question of favoritism, said that he
had personally investigated a number
us.
how
Here are two instances oi
The American Way" works.
No ia German machine gun o accusations against local boards
nest was hidden In a ruined church ma(Je t0 nim (n letters and that, sd
at Sergy, in a Marne battle, and the iaTi ne nad not found a case where ex
Red Cross flag flew from the steeple. !emption had been granted or men had
The Americans respected the flag. not' been called because of unfair or
Then the Huns machine guns mowed dishonest action on, the part of the
them down. The, Germans (here's boards.
where "The American Way" comes; Frequently investigations have
in) paid for that trick so dearly that 'Ehown that a charge was made in
K,n tried since. hsDhazard. irresponsible fashion with-
Kn 2-Near Sergy also, Americans h,nt any effort- to learn the facts in, very true.
ortvandne on a nest of machine tDe cage.
YOUNG FRENCH WOMAN
WRITES INTERESTINGLY
UF RALPH MERRILL
AND FRANCE
Mr. J. N. Merrill, of this city, has
one son In France, and has recently
received a very Interesting letter
from a French lady, a portion of
which refers to him, and the re
mainder of which is so interesting
,that we reprint the entire letter,
which follows:
Neufchatcau, June 27, 1918.
Mr. J. N. Merrill,
Lakeland, Fla.
Dear Sir:
Your second and welcome letter
arrived yesterday. Just a few hours
later, a Sammy who was coming back
from C. gave me a little note from
Ralph. They are going to move and
go to another sector. He hoped he
would be able to come to see us be
for his leaving, but as his captain
had told him he would not, he asked
me to send him some of the things
he had left at home. As soon as I
got his letter, I prepared a parcel, In
which I put a few strawberries,
smokes and some sweets for his
"sweet tooth;" then I had to find out
a way of sending it, for I could not
use either the French or American
mostofflce. I began a regular cros-s
guns which kept peppering away un
til the Americans got within about
200 yards. Then the Germans made
and the Americans
cooly came on.
M rta un the treacherous
mans opened fire. They paid.
This does not mean that the Amer-
clean fighters, uui
country chase but was not long be
fore I detected a deer in the person
of a very kind doctor who was to go
to C. today and offered to take the
parcel with him.
Ralph is very sorry to leave our
sector and so are we, for he will be
away.
- Tre c'ipping from the Nek Yor':
Tribune waB very ( Interesting and
I can add some more in
formation on the subject, ine
i wealthiest part of Lorraine except
"But be Is a danger-1 Nancy and Its surrounding, where
..... i j m l (
1 nbo' Ihnra oro TtlfinV miDRH HI1U IUULUIien.
ous person 10 vmy iuuuc mvan tw, - . ,
with, and when he gets Teal peevea ana me vn.eymu u.
Showers Next
Week Is The
Prediction
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Aug. 31. Showers
about the middle of next week, but
btherwlse generally fair with normal
temperatures, is the forecast for the
(coming week for the Southeastern
(States.
1.00.0
WILL REGISTER;
3,000,000 ARE
NEEDED
ALL MEN, IN GOOD HEALTH AND
WITHOUT DEPENDENTS, WILL
BE TAKEN FIRST
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Aug. 31. Thursday,
Sept. 12, was set today by the Pres
ident for registration tor the army
draft of all men between 18 and 45
not already registered or in service.
In a proclamation Issued immediately
after signing the Man-Power bill, the
President fixed the time and declared:
"It Is a call to duty to which every
true man will respond with pride,
conscious that In doing so he plays
his part in the Indication of a great
cause." The hours will be from 7 In
the morning to nine in the evening.
It is estimated that thirteen million
men will register. Those without
.dependents, In good health, will be
taken first.
PORTO RICAN WOMEN TO
HELP IN If. S. WAR WORK
By Associated Press.)
San Juan, Porto Rico, Aug. 31.
F. C. Roberts, special agent In charge
of the United States Employment Ser
vice here, has announced that within
a short time several thousand women
will be registered and ready to go to
the United States to help In war work.
The women, as well as the men, are
being classified in such a way that
particular types of workers can be
supplied to meet any particular re
quirement. Mr. Roberts said that a
considerable number of th.e women
who are enrolled have had sufficient
commercial training to make them
of exporting
in Snanlsh
the thistle, self defense, and I sup
pose, love of liberty.
My countrymen, the Lorrainers, Jvaluablo In the offices
are known to be "as stubborn as houses having business
mules and as true as dogs." Since i speaking countries,
ages, my ancestors in mother's as
well as father's family, have been Moreovcr' we nave ln Nancy' tho
born, have lived and have died m f Plto of Lorraine, the best artistic
Lorraine and I am as stubborn, in- iBC,,ools ,n every klnd of art; 11 18 ft,b0
dependent and true as a Lorralner a wel1 known Intellectual cents-, with
can be. Mother used to tell me that 118 8ou univerBliy-
We have also many good writers,
one of whom you have certainly heard
of, the famous patriot, Maurice
Standard adds
tho
tn take their prison-'the other party is in for an uncom-vMosel-had been stolen by Germanv
Oer-! fortable time. The Americans nave m 187 1, againsi we win m u m.wu:-
fought savages before." tanta. On the coat or arms or uot-
English, French and Italian pa-jraine, which Iras been for a very long
pers all appear to like "The Ameri-Uime an independent duchy, there are
leans are not
kv aren't "soft
can't use treachery and savagery and
enjoy Immunity. They pay for every
trick.
Remarking on
The Germans
how cleanly the
cational Hawaiian dish, made irom ericMl ngnUi tne London Evening
ran Wav " France meets deliberate! a cross the Lorraine cross with
infringements of the rules of war in four arms, like this, and a thistle, and
much the same spirt. But the Brit- the motto is "Qui s'y frotte s'y
ish papers say the British soldiers pique." (He who rubs himself
do not and they want "The American against it the thistle pricks him
Way" nlopted without delay. self.) The cross means faith and
when I was a kid.
But the best qualities of my coun
trymen are courage and pluck. They Barres.
are among the bravest soldiers of I Our landscapes are neither wild nor
France, and I might say without 'romantic, but they are very pleasant'
boasting, of the world. They are -and I like them . Our country Is hilly
true decendents of our great patron land mountainous on the east border,
saint, Joan of Arc. lour mountains, the Vosges, are not
The 20th and 21st army corps, com- ery hlB,h' l""1!681 h" 0nly 1'6R
posed of Lorrainers, are always sure ?,etre8 ln neKht but they are cov"
to be sent to the slaughter when the with dark fir trees and scattered
fight is most dangerous. - To these iJitt,e whlte hoU8 wlth re1 roof8- Wq
army corps belong most of the fam.nave aIs0 beautiful lakes aDd
ous "blue devils". They have beonithermal 8tatlona- In Bnort' our Lor"
the first to stop the invasion and will ra,ne wouId be ,ovely ,f we i not
fight to the last. This is a great ;8Uch a tftrrlb,e c,lmate; 80 coId ,n
, , . . , . . , 'Winter ana so rainy an ine year
ittionor for our Lorraine, which hap ai- . ....
ways been the battlefield of Europe,!'. " '
but we have to pay for it with bloody ,Bome flUn ray8 ln Frrlda and 9end
xnem 10 me next wimer: uuui now
the heat has not been unbearable, for
... Wn,l knt .AUA.
I wo iiu,vtJ nui uau any iiul we timer at
all.
i I have heard of the assault by the
The women of my country are tj-boats upon your coast shipping,
never Idle. Most of them now are ut unfortunately it was not true that
taking their husband's place in their 70,000 Huns had been captured in the
farms and doing very hard work In jector of Solssons-Reims. However,
the fields. In winter and during ne gtate 0f ar affairs seems to be
tneir spare nours, besides their improving every day. Your country
houBckeopingy they make fine lace men are landing by thousands and
and embroidery. The Lorrainers areiDrove to be very good soldiers. The
known to be among the best lace Italians are doing good work on the
makers in the world. They don't get !jvUHtrian front. Victory is coming
much money for It and many of them fearer every day, but we have to buy
do not earn over 4 sous (about 4jt with patience, courage and sacrl
cents) an hour. They are also known, flCe.
to have very refined taBte and lu the, Hoping to hear soon good news
poorest homes you can find fine and from you. I am.
money and there are but few
tries in France who have so
orphans, widows and son-less
ers.'
coun-
many
moth-
genuine embroidered curtains, table
covers or cushions, and the old worn-
who still wear the conntry bonnet,
have It trimmt I vith genuine old lace.
I Very sincerely yours,
i. MAHGUERITE PHILBERT.
36 Rue de France, .
Neufchateau, Vosges.
IM foots of the taro pw -
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