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upo IN THE BEST TOWN IN Tur dt " ' ht Or THE BEST 8TATE BOOST REMEBMER THAT 8ATAN 8TAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN E TIIL LAKELAND, FLORID i, FRIDAY, JAN. 10. 19p , No. S9 EH UN BERLIN IVE ANNOUNCED THEY WILL SHOOT TO flU: GREAT DISORDER STILL RAGING m PLANTS III I OF 1 SPARTACANS POLICE HEADQUARTERS HELD BY POLES; OVER LLED IN FIGIITINO SINCE AY ty Associated Press.) 5:30 p. m. Thursday- Jan. ,yed) Government forces are lete control of that section ot city of Berlin, Brandenburg Friederlchstras. and has ls- lorder prohibiting all proces- Irhe government has cap. fe police headquarters which one of the Spartacan strong Ivernment gave warning that s have orders to shoot to kill (waiting for the Spartacans. beginning the Spartacans summon a. mass meeting of porters today. all sorts of souvenirs presented bv the soldiers German helmets, wrist- watches, field glasses, belts and even pistols. One of the most remarkable of her concerts was given in the St. Mihiel area, in a theater built by the Ger mans for the entertainment of their officers. At Houdricourt. where niln marks the site of one of those pic turesque ' little French villages, she sang ot one of the most famous mili tary organization in the American r.rmy, one that bore the brunt of one of the hottest engegements of the last days of the war. , Miss Wilson's concert tour is one of many entertainment features beinE staged by the Y. M. C. A. for the benefit of the soldiers overseas. Art ista of established reputation are routed through the district in which American troops are stationed and will continue to give concerts and the atrical performances as long as the hoys remain in Europe. F MISS WILSON FRANCE IS UNIQUE ATTENTION GIVEN HER It's Daughter in Y. M. C. A jrm Is Singing to Boys in Devastated Lands - Jan. 10. There have been tours de luxe and concert which the artists aroused furore among the musically and also among those to le fafme ot the Individual was to arouse interest, but the Miss Margaret Wilson, daugh fe President, through the dev jea of France, singing to the soldier boys waiting to fck home, is probably the most in history. uniform of a Y. M. C A ler Miss Wilson has sung in A. huts, in hospitals and in I air. giving sometimes as four concerts daily. She has 1 the country from Pari to inging sometimes with a big box for a stage and with 8 fling organ furnished her ac fnents. "When the Boys Come leems to have been the fav- g of her . entire repertoire, ya always Insisted on Join- to the . chorus, much to Miss delight- At the close of each she distributed "smokes" to in Khaki, with' a personal each young chap as be filed fcase hospital, near Toul she an audience of about 2,000 ter dressing room was off corner of the hospital tnd her dressing table was an box holding a small mirror by a couDla 61 flickering can- luring her stay at the front, isom made her headquarters at hd the residents showered her lentione." Little girls wearing itheaddress of that particular fnd with their odd little blacH fodices laced very precisely I flowers to her rooms, while feet of the department, Mon "man, exf.md.id every possible Jthe armistice was signed the of Nancy held a fete celebra te cessation of hostilities and Sson took a prominent part in itiea. She was obliged to re i innumerable requests to sing Sons by French speakers laud Allies, the President cf the States, his talented daughter Y. M. C. A. trip through the el sector was made the day E the celebration and Ml" was given an opportunity to j teriffic devastation, .rrought rmans. She was deluged vtth TEMPORARY NAVAL FORCE OF 225,000 llDflMl)0!l BY HOUSE COIl (By Associated Press.) ' Washington, Jan. 10. A temporary naval force of 225,000 enlisted men for the year beginning next July was decided on today by the House Naval sub-committee in beginning work on the appropriation bill. This is 25-000 less than , recommended by Daniels no FIONA I OF NOT ALL HUNS WHO TOOK OUT PAPERS WILL BE CITIZENS BRIG-GEN. HARRIS OF lIACOIJ,GA. : REACHES I). S. i FROM FRANCE , By Associated Press.) Newport News, Jan. 10. Brigadier General Walter A. Harris, of Macon, Ga. in command of the 174th Fourth Brigade of the 87th Division were among these who landed from the transport Madawask this morning. The troops also Included twelve hun dred sick and wounded. Atlanta, Jan. 10. The contention that Charles V. Banning, ( wealthy Pittsburgh manufacturer, who was in terned at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., as an enemy alien, never was legally natur alized because he did not renounce allegiance to the German sovereign by name in taking the oath of Ameri can citizenship, was made, here tdoay by Hooper Alexander, federal district i attorney, . Banning, who came to America in 1S84, appeared in court in habeas cor pus proceeding to effect his release from Internment, on the ground that he was an American citizen " Should the government's contention that Branning's citizenship is void, be cause herenounced allegiance to the German emperor and not to William ll, by name, be allowed, it was said scores of naturalization papers would tie void, for the . same reason. . v A General Strike Is Declared Throughout Argentine Republic; Over 200 Casualties Reported PRELIMINARY PEACE CONFERENCES ARE ABOUT TO GET UNDERWAY (By Associated Press.) Paris. Jan. 10. After nearly a month of waiting, preparation of con servatives who are to lay the founda tions of the actual peace congress, are about to start the first few con ferences between the Americans! French and British and probably will develop how much progress may be expected Deiore wuuon goeu nomw next month. It is settled tha,t when !ie reaches America, one ot his first acts will be to address congress and ?lve his report on what he has ac complished . , The best' opinion is that .he most Wilson can hope to report arobabiy will be a general under- itanding of the widest sort upon set principles which must be left to be vpplied by the peace congress . (By Associated Press.) Buenos Aires, Jan. 10. A general strike has been declared throughout the Argentine Republic. OlERS DEMANDED STRIKERS (By Associated Press.) New York, Jan. 10 Just as word was received of the expected action by President Wilson by means of a cable message to attempt settlement of the strike which has tied up all harbor traffic, officers of the Marine Workers' affiliation went into conference, de claring that no solution will be accept ed other than "unconditional sur render" of the boat owners whose re fusal to arbitrate the demands for higher wages and an eight-hour da was precipitated by a walk out. Proposal Rejected (By Associated Press.) New York. Jan. 10. The strike commitcee of the Marine Workers' Af filiation unanimously voted tcriay to rejetf. the proposal of A. H. Smith thi eastern regional director of rail roads for 48-hour resumption of har bor activities pending conferences be tween the government, boat owners and union representatives with the object of obtaining a settlement of the harbor strike. (By Associated Press.) Buenos Aires. Thursday' Jan. 9. (Delayed) Reports show more than two hundred casualties as the result of a general strike here. Disorders are reported in' virtually every par of the city, but the most serious fight ing has occured at the Vasena Iron Works, where troops and , strikers clashed. CARPET BAG GOVERNMENT IN BOLSHEVIKI BRANO London, Jan. 10. The Bolshevik government in Russia Is described by a man who recently returned from that country as "a carpet bag govern ment of the most flagrant sort." Theoretically, he says, the Bolshevik government is popular and supposed to represent the will of the working masses throughout Russia. In prac tice local Soviets have bowled over whenever they failed to satisfy Mos cow officials, and outsiders have been placed in control. A large proportion of the traveling commissars who go about Russia on armored trains to keep he local Soviets in line are de clared to be agitators from New York and London. The government Is described as an alogous to such rule as might be Imag ined to irlginate with workmen ot New York and Chicago. Carrying out the analogy, such a government would recognize the political rights ct nobody but workmen in New Orleans and San Francisco. It would over throw by arms any government in Seattle or San Antonio which did not reflect its own views and would deny the ballot to all persons possessed of property. Under Buch a government New York and Chicago politicians would be sent with armed trains to overthrow Soviets in St. Louis and Detroit which failed to obey the man date of the central governing board. Dakota wheat farmers and Texas cot- there every man stands or falls ac cording to his own industry and mer it. Such districts, it is stated, feel no need for efforts at socialization and were the first to resent the dom ination of representatives of the Le- nine government. Insults offered by the traveling commissars and theiy armed bands have .aroused the antagonism of Christian organization! including the Russian orthodox church. It is as serted that few of the agitators from America are American citizens. Al most without exception they are said to be anxious to return to the United States. . They are dissatisfied with bolshevik Russia and, after denounc ing the United States in pubic speeches confess In private that tbey would rather live In America than anywhere else. British Name Delegates To Peace Conf. ' (By Associated Press.) London. Jan. 10. Premier Lloyd George, Chancellor Bonar Law." For olgn Secretary Balfour, Privy Coun jellor and George Nicell Barnes have been appointed British Peace plenipo tentiaries, according to the Express and the Mail. Premiers of Canada, Australia and Union South Africa as colonial representative's have seats when congress takes a business in terest in Its dominions' it Is said. PADEKICK, NOT BAST. COLLECTOR WEDS AT m AND SEEKS NEW LIFE START AT W Oakdale. Cal.,- Jan. 10. -Married when he was 88. and hunting a new lo cation to begin farming when he was an Vastus Kelsey, who died here a few days ago. aged 91. had a rather eventful life. Kelsey was married in 1916. at tin age of 88 to Mrs. Henrietta stnoims Two years later- then 90 years of age, i.- hrfrt and bridegroom started on a trip to Panama, where Kelsey pia - j would be forced to sursented t0 the Florida Senate It did the ned to buy a farm and start In nuBjrender their products to armed crii-j unprecedented thing of withholding oa oirnin. BUt he rla'l3 a tnOrOU,. , t ,hntPVoP nHoe the Central It. AaMalnn nnll ha menlnr inolnn investigation of conditions in fan cjgoviet8 ofnoials chose to pay. Banks which action, some lawyers contenff land decided that It wasn't the nlac , ,ndUBtrle8 0f all sorts would be ' automatically reinstates Mr. Itast. A. lar A Tf O tl n" ml for anfor an investment fo I nationalized. Titles to farm land and while Gov. Catts refuses to discuss 'his years. So he returned aga n , property would vest in the gor-'the question further than to fay he ! Oakdale. . jernment. will not issue the commission, it Is All his life he naa spem . j WorkmeDi the traveler says, com- known here that he feels like the mat- pose less than 10 per cent of the pop- ter can only be settled by the courts ulation of Russia. Consequently, the or by the Senate. Perhaps it wll! nerd assumption of spokesmen of radical boht to untangle the situation Tallahassee, Jan: 10. J. W. Rast, ot Duval, must resort to the courts or wait tor the action of the Senate If he hopes to collect any taxes In Du val county, forGov. Catts has re fused to give him a commission Af ter Mr, Rast's bond had been ap proved by the Duval county commis sioners and State Comptroller Amott it was presented to Gov. Catts by Sec retary of State ,Crawford. but Gov. Catts refused to give Mr. r.ast a commission. In the meanwhile Tax Collector Paderick is on the job. This case developed an ununual sit uation in many respects. In the first place the auditor's report that Mr. Rast was short approximately $140, 000, staggered the people, who be lieved him to be the soul of honesty. The second unusual feature the case was the resignation of Mr. Rast just prior to the general election and his over-whelming election in the face of the auditor's report and the grand Jury's indictment. Attorney-General 8wearingen gave an opinion that under the law there was no vacancy to be filled and that the election was without effect. When Rast s suspension was pre- . j. won : his own- In foreign ianw a -v.. " after he reached his 90th year ov ( nn- i trip to Panama meant nou.... Ok, , , , , I n.TUUJ'H" " " ------ - a- usual to him. Kelsey, who is - gg 0 BOClallze Russia was jUBt wnat win be the next step by vived by three sons oy u. chimerlca tnan it would be lu Mr. Rast is not known. Some are of riage. was a native of Oneida coun y. ; industrialized country Rua- the opinion that it would be to seek New York, and was norn Aiiru . " gja Ia unorganized primitive agri- a writ of mandamus from the u-, preme court ordering the governor to Issue Rast a commission, while other contend that the court cannot com pel the governor to act in a matter of this character. Another way in which the case could be gotten Into the courts is to j The Socialist papers continue freely to attack the former Emperor, arch ives and aristocracy, claiming tMt ! bUe litter did not do cjr do the war. There is much cntlcal and tous gossip concerning the form er Empress Zita. . cultural country. M Per cent lts peasants possess property which falls within the confiscation lines as de fined by Lenine. Siberia and the oth er undeveloped farming sections rt Russian domain offer exceptional op portunities to Industrious settlers and MAKES HIS WILL AS SHIP SLOWIT SINKS Seward. ' Alaska, Jan. 10. Among the effects of one man, a victim of the Princess Sophia wreck, was found a letter addressed to his sweetheart giv ing a brief account ot .the conditions, and making his will. He was the only one on board, so far as known, to have made full preparations for death. The letter was written by John Mas kell, of Dawson to his sweetheart Miss Dorothy Bargers, "my wife who was to be" he says in his will, in which he left her $1,500. together with $500 each to his father and mother. Her address was given as 37 Smart street, Longsight. Manchester England. The letter was dated October 24, on board the S. S. Sophia. "I am writ ing this while the boat Is in grave danger," he stated. He describes very briefly how the1 boat went on the reetf during the blinding storm and that the captain wandered to the star board of the buoy marking the roof. HOW SPIES WORKED PROCEEDINGS ADVISED 100,000 CASES OF ILL TREATMENT OF PRISONERS HATE ALREADY BEEN BROUGHT TO LIGHT (By Associated Press.) London, Thursday, Jan. 9. (De layed) Proceedings against the for mer German emperor are advised In a special report by a sub-committee of the commission charged with in quiring into the violations of the laws of war. This committee already has examined a hundred thousand casett of 111 treatment of prisoners and has one hundred and fifty thousand more to examine. Other committees are in vestigating other violations of the In ternal law. (By Associated Press ) Philadelphia, Jan 10. An interest ing story of enemy spy work Is told by Frank H. Gaskill. assistant chief of the Protective League, which ren dered service during the war. The organization, Mr. Gaskill relates- was responsible for the Intern ment of a men caught spelling out dangerous messages with a trip ham mer spelling out: The telegrapher notified the govern ment authorities who caught the trip hammer operator signalling: "Raid on fishing fleet was a com plete surprise." This was several hours before the news dispatches brought word of the sinking of a fishing fleet by German submarines off New England. Tho trip-hammer expert was found to be a former telegraph operator. Mr. Gas kill said the mystery of where the op erator eot his news or to whom he was signalling was never solved. Institute proceedings to oust Mr. Pad erlck from the office. If the latter should be done, it would have to go through the lower courts and then to the supreme court, where possibly It could not be heard for many months on account of the congested docket. In the meanwhile the Senate would have convened and acted on the sus pension, which would md the case It is from all angles an unusual case and the outcome Is awaited with more or lens Interest throughout the entire State. CONDITION OF FORMER EMPEROR IS PAINFUL '' i '' BUT NOT SERIOUS ; (By Associated Press.) Vienna, Jan. 9. Pending an inves-' tlgatlon by Parliament of the dispo- sitlon ot the imperial funds, the posi tion of the former Emperor Charles and the erstwhile imperial family continues to be a painful one though not dangerous unless the situation should load to disorders. In that event the family possibly jnay travel to Switzerland or elsewhere, ; The secret file of the old Emperor Francis Joseph is being examined. His fortune is variously estimated at from 30,000,000 to 200,000,000 crowns. According to one report the old Em peror divided 60,000,000 crowns be-. tween his two daughters Glsela and IT- 1. J l 1 - 1 j 1 x - v h iui-iu u 1 1 1 1 vi u rrM iiii.iiuiiuiiTur rnu Princess Wlndlschgraetz, with other , large sums 'to the imperial funds, from which donations were made to , churches, pensions and tho royal , poor. Although Charles, officially is. the dispenser of these funds, it ts stated that in reality It is handled by , the bank directors. . ., , Ekertsau castle, where the former Emperor Is now living, does not be long 10 mm dui is property or me state together with other large es tates and aloo the famous collection ot jeweis in Homurg casue among which is the "Florentina" diamond called the fourth largest in the world, and also a wonderful necklace. It 1b expected that this property will be distributed among the various repub lics of the former Empire when the accounts are settled among them. It will be necessary also to divide up the vast and wonderful treasures, the materpleccs of art, paintinbs, antiq uities, and. vases centered in Vienna formerly crown property or in the state museum or other museums or, libraries. These are believed to be worth several billions of francs. The disposal of these treasures Is expected to be a difficult task and to be fraught with disaster to Vienna since her whole future existence Is believed to depend upon her ability to make herself a center of attraction for visitors, tourists, artists, archi tects and students of music and med icine; now that she no longer is a center of commerce and politics of a great empire which annually drew in billions ot Income from ruch sources. Friends of the former Emperor Charles assert that all the sins ot the HapBburgs have been visited upon: his head and that he has been blamed for all the grafting in the army, al though the aristocrats declare that the grafting generals were principally those without titles. They admitted, however, there were a few exceptions In whlr-h pnrrnnl nnhllltv nmfltAd liv ... " . . 4-- . v . J the war. It is asserted by the friends of Charles, the last enmeror. that while the old Emperor never was per mitted to get In touch with the peo ple. Charles Immediately got rid of the "old crowd" and did his best" to Introduce new men and to stop the war.