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The Lakeland Evening Telegram
PUBLISHED IN THE BEST TOWN IN THE BEST PART OF THE BEST STATE
fOLUME TIL "
BOOST REMEMBER THAT SATAN STAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HI8 HOME TOWN
LAKELAND, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 1918
No. 291
GERMANS BEGIN EVACUATION
'OF CHEMIN MS DAMES REGION
GREAT BAnLE BEING WAGED
TODAY ON 30 MILE FRONT:
AMERICANS AND BRITISH '
ARE GAINING EVERYWHERE
French Cross
The Aisne At
Several Point
AMERICANS LAUNCH BIG OFFEN
SIVE; SCARCELY ANY OPPOSL
TION FROM GERMAN INFANTRY
(By Associated Press.)
London, Oct. 11. The Germans
today began the evacuation of the
famous Chemin Des Dames and the
region north of the Aisne and south
of Loan.
French Cross Aisne
(By Associated Press.)
Paris, Thursday, Oct. 10. (De
layed) The French today crossed the
Aisne east of Euilly and southeast of
Laon and drove the enemy northwest.
The French gained ground north of
Barrly and Auez and have taken pris
oners, It was officially, announced to
night. In the Champagne sector the
Germans have begun a retreat to
wards the Aisne. The French have
crossed the Aisne at Termes, which
they hold and have occupied the sta
tion at Grandpre, where numerous
prisoners have been taken.
Americans Take Towns
(By Associated Press.)
London, Oct. 11. Americans oper
ating with the British on the front
southeast of Cambrai completed last
night the capture of Vauxandlgny
and Stouplet, it Is officially an
nounced. The River Selleben has
been crossed by the British north o'.
Lecatau, who are fighting on the
eastern section of that town immedi
ately east of Cambrai. The Eritish
have reached the outskirts of St
Veast and St. Aubert.
Great Battle Being Waged
(By Associated Press.)
with the Anglo-American Forces
southeast of Cambrai, Oct. 11. A
great battle is now being fought in
this region on'a front of nearly thir
; ty miles today which is being extend'
io me north. The British are
Raining everywhere. There is virtual
ly no enemy Infantry opposition.
Germans Evacuating Mnch Territory
(By Associated Press.)
London, Oct. 11. (1:00 p. m.)
Today's advices from the battle front
Pirate it is virtually certain the
Germans will evacuate St. Gobaln
forests almost immediately. The
Germans are evacuaUng Chemin Des
Dames under pressure of the converg
es attacks west and south of Laon.
Between the Rivers Serre and Sls-
sne they have been turned, making
,he German situation in the Laon
"fea difficult.
ttiampagne the French and
"'Tirana are going ahead. North of i
Areonne in the C.pmd Pr nn Thpvithe curbs.
while nafrnia . u v.
mo nam iu uavt en-
'rd the town itself. On the Meuso
prthwest of Verdun the Americans
eared a little pocket In the direction
Siv
ery. which had held them up.
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P-i5. Oct . 11 a TTVAneh Ust
tranced In the region ncrth o
t 6 A-ne ,nd captured ch)v7
lnniir , . . ...
puoiicu uu ucvuu. 11 a
"rtaMr snnound. Italian troops
hed a ooir t ntx r,,.fe,
10 Chimin De, Dame. In champagne
me rrencn crossed the Zuippe and
gained a footing between Stetiennu
Boult Sur Suippe, as well as at War-
mervelle, Vandetre and St. Masmes
On the front west of the Argonne the
French captured Semide Mont, St
Martin and also stormed the Cordon
by Iris.
Atrlllery In Action
(By Associated Press.)
With Americans Northwest of Ver
dun, Oct. 11. (Noon) Heavy artil
lery firing in the region west of Ne
une begane early today. The Ameri
cans started action before daybreak
and the Germans responded. Fires
reported behind the lines are believer'
to have been started by Amarlcan
shells.
Archbishop Carried Off
(By Associated Press.)
British Front, France, Oct. 11.
Monsignor Chollett, archbishop of
Cambrai, was carried away by the
Germans when they evacuated the
city.
400 LOST WHEN
WENT DOWN
(By Associated Press.)
Belfast, Thursday, Oct. 10. (De
layed) Four hundred lives were lost
when the mall steamer Lainster was
torpedoed in the Irish Sea this morn
ing; 300 survivors have been landed
of VlncratAUrn TVia atpnmpr
sank
DV ,.41IqOW .....-..- ....
In fifteen minutes after being struck.
The boat carried 650 passengers, in
cluding many women and children
and a crew of seventy.
GASELESS SUNDAY8 HAVE
CAUSED HORSE TO "COME
BACK" IN NEW YORK
New York, Oct. 11. There Is no
need to "watch your step" on Broad
way these gasless Sunday nights.
Without the steady flow of motor ve
hicles that formerly kept the traffic
squad as busy on the "day of rest"
as any other, the asphalt seems all
but deserted.
" 'an8om, sir!"
The once-familiar salutation, all
but forgotten during a generation of
ontnmnhiio minremacv. smites the
ear. The cabby has come into his
own again. Horses that had been
MAIL STEAMER
demoted to common equine labor . as were received from a number of
have been recalled to their former j cities and several other sessions of
places between the curved shafts. jne committee were announced by
Vehicles of the eighties and nineties jjr Watson yesterday afternoon, giv-
two-wheeled and four-wheeled , g other Florida localities an oppor
have been resurrected from the dustjtuntty to submit offers of sites for
and cobwebs of livery stables which, this institution,
once a week, have taken on some of. Offers of sites were received from
their ancient activity
n,nMm rnnnes. barouches, and
even a few victories, shabby genteel ptitnam county. These offers wens , Institution Is necessary. It Is the de- enza in cities In the South, to close
In faded and time worn upholstery, ' accepted as information for the time ' re of the committee to select a site the schools and theatres and church
rattle over the pavements and line being and a decision will be made a as central to all sections of the Etate es here until the danger Is over. But
to thQ dolight oi the oia
r.ui,.Knnl-orii and to the amU3e-
lUUI-llCim'--"" .
mont nf the vouuKer throngs
who-
have never known the metropolis ex-
ceDt In its present regime of horse -
, ,i
Between Thirty-third and Fifty-
. .. . f,ffv nnlicemen
nmrn dmuin i i 11112: 11 1. 11 u 1 w
.HZ iIltlPIr at their posts. Whls-
stood "b ,.Go anJ
1 - unn
I ties that usually signal bo
' "Stop" were stilled. Cabbies cut cor-
em. and no imperious hand aoe
i.hem halt. Pede strlans dodged dtar
1 n,r rAC the street, ana trie oiue-
; , fr---ffly, with.
Ws did not interfere. Traffic with
out the automobile, was net iram, .u
their eyes.
01 3,000
PRISONERS
TAKEN BY
(By Associated Press.) v
London, Oct. 11. The Serbians,
after capturing Leskovats, have again
advanced and on Oct. 8 they had
reached a line" ten miles north of the
town. It is officially announced that
more than three thousand prisoners
and five guns were captured.
SOLDIER'S WOUND LEFT
SCAB IN FORM OF A CROSS
(By Associated Preae.)
Paris, Oct. 11. Private Jean Four-
nan of New York City hereafter will
carry a cross on his back as a souve
nir of the great war. The wound that
has marked him is so unusual that he
is known at American Military Hot
pital No. 1, where he Is now conval
escing, as the "Red Cross Man," and
doctors, nurses and patients have
watched his case with unusual inter
est.
Fournan is a member of one of the
American regiments recently engaged
in the fighting around Fismes. He has
heen In France since last October, and
went through heavy fighting on sev-
eral fronts without a scratch.
One morning a short time ago, just
SEHS
Over 1,900,000
Americans
(By Aaseeiated Prate.)
Washington, Oct. 11. Americans
sent overseas have passed the 1,900.
000 mark, which was announced to
day, coupling the statement with the
urgent appeal to the country to sup-
port the Fourth Liberty Loan.
Locating the various divisions, Gen.
March said that the Twenty-ninth Di
vision is on line with the Vosgos, and
the Eighty-second Is east of Argonne.
MANY SITES FOR NEW ASYLUM
ARE BEING PROFFERED
Committee Meets to Receive Pro
posals and Other Meetings Will
Be Ileld Soon
Jacksonville, Oct. 11. Receiving
proposals from Florida cities and
counties for the location of the pro
posed new state hospital for the In
sane, J. W. Watson of Miami, chair
man of this committee named official
ly some time ago, and George Wilder
of Plant City, a member of the body,
were here yesterday in session. Dr.
W. M. Bevis of Chattahoochee, the
third member, being absent. Propos-
i Gainesville, Arcadia.Tampa, Fensa-
cola. Daytona, Plant City, Mlcco and
a later date, wnen tne rommiuee a -
I . i n S I
a whole Has an opportunity m-
. ...
tnecting the various sites pronerei
Several inspection trips will be made,
: Pr cording to Mr. Watson.
i Means Big Investment
While no figures have been et for
the nronosed expenditure on the new
-
asylum, the buildings and plant proh -
ab wl cogt ln exces8 0f $2M.00n.
ably
ho rnmmittee stated. Architects were
some time ago invited to submit plans
nd Mr. Wetson will gladly furnish
any information desired concornt
-.Deifications.
To the city or town which secures
this institution, It is stated, win come
SEVERE
E
AT
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Oct. 11. A very se
vere earthquake was recorded at
10:30 this morning by the Georgetown
University seismographs which
looked like it might have centered
west of Washington but there was
no indication as to where it was lo
cated. as his company went over the top,
headed for a Boche machine gun nest,
a shrapnel shell knocked him out. He
had a momentary stinging sensation
and then awoke to And himself on an
American sanitary train from which
he was taken by ambulance to the
hospital.
When he was carried to -the oper
ating room, the surgeon looked him
over and then called the other doc
tors to come and look. The boy had
been hit by two pieces of shrapnel,
one of which had gone down his back
so close to his spine that only a mir
acle saved him from paralysis. The
ether had crossed at right angles,
leaving the mark of a perfect crosi
on his back
Fournan has those pieces of shrap-
nel In his Red Cross treasure bag.
He says they're "lucky pieces" be-
cause they "only left a scar."
Troops
FARTHQUAK
RECORDED
GEOR TO
UNIVERSITY
Now In France
large benefits in the way of money ex
pended for upkeep and In salaries
With a pay roll of approximately $10.-
000 a month and expenditures o?
about f 15,000 for supplies, the In
stitution Is,' at the present ' time,
worth about $25,000 a month to any
city or town. There are about 1,800
patients now in the hospital for th)
Insane at Chattahoochee and new pa
tients are being admitted at the rate
of two a day. The employed staff
numbers bout 400 men and women.
Old Hospital Inadequate
The present hospital, which has
been in operation for years, has be
come Inadequate and the necessity
for a new plant has long been real
ized. The Chattahoochee asylum
dates back for many years as a state
Institution and was formerly used as
the state prison. Farther back than
that, it was used as a garrison for
soldiers In the early wars and many
of the buildings now In use are old
and badly dilapidated, Inconvenient
and Insanitary. The need for a mod
ern Institution for the care of the In
sane has long been felt by state of
ficials and this movement Is the first
step toward a definite program for
building such a plant.
"The care of the Insane Is one of
the duties of a state," Mr. Vatson
said yesterday, "and Florida has been
lax In this regard, though It must be'
paid not willingly.
an Insane institution has passed
Its
; era o
atftotannv an, a nnu,
..; - . Mmin aim jwauun win nave a
1 a J 1 . 0 -lt. a J
in wikhi im uwerminirg
.,. . .... , .t, .........
: ino miure nx-aiion oi mis insritu-
Con."
Helena, Montana, Oct. 10. Sup -
; porters of Miss .leannette Rankin.
j representative In Congress from Mon-
! tana, already have begun an active
campaign I her behalf as a nom -
nee for the United States Senate
! Miss Rankin recently acceptel the
rominatlon of the National Party for
1 1'rfted States Senator from Montana
I i,f,r '"?r defeat for the Republican
; nomination In the August primaries I
I by Dr. O. M. Lanstrum, of Helena.
ST. CLAIR MOTf.
OF JACKSONVILL
KILLED WHILE
(By Associated Press.)
Paris, Oct. 11. St. Clair Mott, of
Jacksonville, Fla., of the American
Red Cross, was killed while follow
ing the American troops with equip
ment and supplies.
YET OF GASLESS
IY
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Oct. 11. The gasless
Sunday order will not be modified to
permit of the use of cars next Sun
day. It had been announced ibat a
change would be put into effect to
day, but this will not be In time for
next Sunday.
19
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The following Floridian appears in
"today's casualty list:
Died of disease, Private Herbert
Franzen, Miami.
The following casualties are report
ed by the commanding general of the
American Expeditionary Forces:
Killed in action 91
Missing .In action . 33
Wounded severely . . 170
Died from wounds 62
Died from accident and other
causes 4
Died of disease 29
Wounded slightly. 2
Prisoners 6
Total 397
List No. 2
The following! casualties are re
PERFORMING
CROSS
MODIFICATION
ORDER
TODAY S CASUALTY LIS
ported by the commanding general of
the American Expeditionary Forces:
Killed in action 91
Missing In action 28
Wounded sceverely 200
Died from wounds . 62
Died from accident and other
causes 6
Died of disease . . 29
Died from aeroplane accident .... 3
Prisoners 6
Total 425
SCHOOL8 ARE NOT TO BE
CL08ED AT ST. PETERSBURG
St. Petersburg, Oct. 11. Schools of
St. Petersburg will not be closed,
theaters will be allowed to run as us
ual and St. Petersburg will continue
the even tenor of its ways, not In the
least fearing an outbreak here of
Spanish influenza. A few mild cases
have been reported, but there Is no
present fear of an outbreak here such
as has been noted in many northern
cities.
Mayor Lang said this morning that
Chattahoochee ns.he had been appealed to by some per-
sons, who were greatly excited
and
1 nlnrmAil over thn unread of the Infill'
l ""e jw.
n 1 1 1 I rA Vi o tha fnn rm uiaa frAiin1aaa
" "
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posed Is not now necessary.
"Some persons here have
gone
'.crazy and think that the whole coun -
try Is about to be wiped out by the '
Influenza and they have been after me
'hot foot to close up everything here."
1 Mayor Lang this morning. "I
have Investigated and while I find that
there are a few cases here, the disease
is not epidemic and there appears to
be little or no danger of It being epi
demic. ?o I have decided not to order
the schools and public gatherings
suspended." '
Kli CALLS
AAiirriAPiiAr
7 IIBILLIILRIIIL
iiunrtnuiUL
TO CONSIDER
"unn DDPeinrurc
niLOiuLm o
ANSWER
ACTION IS UNIQUE IN THE HIS
TORY OF GERMANY
(By Associated Press.)
Amsterdam, Oct. 11. Emperor
William has summoned the sovereigns
from all German federal states to
Berlin for a conference before an
swering President Wilson's note, ac
cording to the Cologne Dispatch.
Such a conference is unique In the
history of Germany.
GAINESVILLE APPRECIATES -
AID SENT BY LAKELAND
Chairman H. C. Stevens of the
Lakeland Red Cross Chapter has re
ceived the following self-explanatory
letter from Chairman D. B. Hlers of
the Alachua Red Cross Chapter:
Gainesville, Fla. Oct. 10, 1918.
Mr. H. C. Stevens, Chairman Lake'
land Chapter, A. R. C, Lakeland,
' Florida.
My Dear Sir: In behalf of the offi
cers and membership of Alachua
County Chapter Red Cross, I desire
to convey to you an expression of our
appreciation for your prmpt and very
material assistance given In response
to our appeal to you for help last
week. -
The condition of the Soldier Stu
dent body at the University had be
come serious, with no nurses avail
able through the ordinary army chan
nels. As soon as this became known,
and, notwithstanding Influenza had al
ready become epidemic among our
own residential population, our wom
en who were able to leave their
homes volunteered their services. We
wired you and other Chapter chair
men throughout the State for nurses.
You responded to such good effect
that we are now able to. say to you
the conditions are as satisfactory as
could be expected. Out of about three
hundred cases of influenza among the
soldiers, I think twelve cases of pneu
monia developed, and we regret to an.
nounce that of these, three have died.
There are five more desperately HI,
but they are holding their own, and
we are very hopeful for their recov
ery. Others are being discharged
dally, leaving less than a hundred In
all now in hospital, all doing well.
Conditions are still serious among
the civilian population, with our doc
tors and pharmacists overworked, but
the epidemic is on the wane, and we
have It now pretty well In hand.
I would like to say In simple jus
tice to all that I really believe our
civilian death rate has been greater
than among the Soldier Students.
I have taken the liberty of giving
ou a brief statement of the condi
tions, covering the period of time
since the Red Cross took charge of
the nursing and supplying suitable
food for the Unlvorslty Soldier sick,
assuming that you would be Interest
ed In this.
And now I want to Bay again, we
uro sincerely grateful to you for your
aid so promptly given. If you ever
want anything we've got, or that we
! Rn get, ask, and It's yours,
j sincerely.
. B D. HIRRS.
; Chairman Alachua County Chapter.
A. R. C.
j An ofll'-er went to a room where
I there were a lot of recruits, and
"iked, "Anyone here who understands
a Ford?" They all answered In chor
us: "I do." Whereupon the officer
paid: "Well, go down to the cook
.house and help turn the crank of the
I Ice cream freezer."
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