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V ' ' ' ' THE EYENMQ TBXE01UM, LAKELAiW HA. FBIDAT, JAM. 10, ' ..: . rTT Sj
Ship and S'bs
London, Jan. 10. One of the most
-exciting chapters of the war against
alongside. When the mystery ship
was torpedoed these panic parties
took to the boats, apparently aban
doning their vessel but always leav
ing on board another crew to man the
guns and finishing the submarine if it
came near enough.
The first encounter mentioned by
IS TALK OF PARIS
x Paris. Jan. 10. Paris has Wilson
ijs It a most 'Virion! formi-
The Spanish flu which recently had
the town in its, clutches wasn't half
President Wilson just now is the
hobby of every Parisian who's old
German U-boats s a series of accounts !tne AdmiraUtjr place in March,
of notable eaeements between Rrit,'1916' .wh-en the Farnborough, dls-
Jsh decoy ships and he submarines, ul9edas a col,ler waa attacked by a enough to know wnat it'B all about.
suDmarme. me "panic parcy toon
to the boats and when the submarine
closed in to about 800 yards the Para-
made puublic byb the British Admlr
aly. While the whol story of the part
' fclaved bv these decov vessels, "mvs-
tery ships" or "Q" craft has not been borouSn Pened flr on her. The U
revealed, it Is evident that several of boat 8bmered and the Farnborough
them were used to lure the Hun un
dersea" craft to their destruction.
Some incidents in this campiagn al
ready have been made known, deal
ing chiefly with a
of Cammander Gordan Campbell as
master of the decoy vessels, but oth !
passed over her dropping depth
bombs. The submarine reappeared
standing almost on end. Five rounds
were fired into her at nearly point
few of the xploits b,ank range and 8he went to the bot-
torn oi me sea
Prior to that action the
They"ve already dedicated to him
: Wilson march.
! Everywhere you go-r-restaurant ho,
tek theater, in the street you hear
Farnbor- tnem discussing "Le President 'VII
.... micrti InaA ni-niaAfl thrniiffhrnit tha on. oOW,
n in which he and other captains " . - Xn a v0i,0 Hhftn nr n
r.rHMnotflH w r ...ium. rw "re winter without being attacked. I Yo drP ,nt a. barber Bhon for 8
participated now are available That . Farnborough shave. The barber's wife lather's your
at least a small fleet was used in this! Wtth,n a montb th? FarnDoou?,, tW. . M . MM whI1o
coaxed anotner submarine near m-i. r-" "" "
enough to sink her by gunfire. Com-; Monsler Barber is finishing off the
customer in the next chair.. She be
gins at once:
"I saw Madame Wilson riding hi
the street today. I waved to her with
my litlte American flag." She opens
a drawer and brings out the American
work is evident from he fact that
Cimnbell at different times nnnaarn
as the master of the Farnborough, tne mander CamPbe11 later was tran: '
Pargust, the Dunruven and the Q-B j
jf erred to the command of the Q-5
The prize, another decoy ship. u and ,n the followlng February, 1916
j nas vessel was mrpeaoeu uy a sun
j marine which eventually approached
i so near that a shot from the Farn-
flag and waves it again. It is the same
for every American visitor to the
commanded by Lieutenant William E.
Sanders and the Stock Force by Lieu
tenant Harold Aurnn.
Stories of th. encounter h,w.n borough beheaded the U-boat captain
thA .m,,. h th TT.i,of. - fln 1 88 he climbed out of the tower, .the.
i. aa. .mil i submarine was sunk with her conning
In which th discipline of the British !4 open and ber ew pouring out. j Madame Wilson's Gowns! Oh, La, La!
Destroyers iowea me y-o in ana i iiwu nuouu ycijr iuguj. aau
bea.ched her. For this exploit the ber gowns. Oh. la, la! Le President
Victoria Cross, was awarded to Camp-'must be very rich? She Is very chic
bell. And her clothes are all American
The decoy ship Pargust with Camp-1 made? How interesting! I had m
bell in command was torpedoed on ldea American modes were so styl-
grounds of the submarine. I. V i 01,. ... . ..
tsriusn mercnant vessel. The subma-' aav unuuics ou unui iue nusuanu
jjne came within fifty ards of the ! BteP8 razor ,n hftnd. to start op
Pargust which then opened Are on ' rations.
Navy was displayed under the trying
"circumstances. For many months
the ; decoy ships heavily armed but
with their gunS hidden behind false
bulwarks, steamed zig-zag paths In
he seas which were the hunting
In their character of lazy colliers
or slow cargo craft they presented to
the submarine commander an inviting
object of attack but once he was well;
within sange of the British guns, the
false euprstructure hidng the guns
tell away and the helpless coller be-;
came suddenly transformed Into a
fighting craft, bent on desructlon. It'
was dangerous work requiring the
high order of courage for he subma
rine must be lured near before the
guns could safely begin their work.
Meantime the Hun frequently had
Bent his torpedo home and the decoy,
ship was disabled, sometimes on fire
end part of her crew wounded. In
that condition the battle waa fought1
and often the submarine destroyed, j
"Panic parties" was one of the
ruses practiced by the decoy ship's
commander to coax the submarine
her with all guns. The submarine! Instead of beginning at once to re
crew poured out of the connolng tow-1 mind T0U your halr 19 falling out and
er and held up their hands in token I that he ha Just the remedy for it in
of surrender, but the U-boat steamed a big green bottle or that a nice mas
awa trying to escape in the mist. The
sage would go well with your shave
Pargust again opened fire on her and jbe 8ays:
sunk her with one man clinging to her "Tel1 me ,8 !t true that you'- Pres
bow as she went down. The decoy ident oltten 8navea himself, and with
vessel was towed back to port by ! a safety razor?
American destroyers. Two Victoria Tbe emphasis he put on "safety ra
Crosses were awarded for this mm. i zo" indicates that such Instruments
WANTED Boys to carry routes.
"Those with wheels preferred. Leave
your name and address at the Tele
gram office if you are look'ng fro
are no more popular with French bar
bers than with American.
I profess complete ignorance on the
. "European rulers never shave then)
J selves," he adds.
; He then inquires as to who is the
extra employment after, school , President's chief valet during his stay
nourB- ,5,900 in France, whether it would be diffi-
.. ..Ilk the Vfllftt
cult to get an audience wu m --
foStare PrldwA Such an Honor!
-No "greater honor could come to
me in life than to shave your great
President Just once while he is in
Paris," he finally confesses.
"That," I assure him, gravely,
"would be a matter of great state Im
portance. I'd advise you to trie t
up with Ambassador Sharp or Col
He thanks me profusely for the ad
vice and I manage to get out of the
shop without buying that bottle of
It's the same in the restaurant.
Nn matter who the Frenchman is
who sits next to you or at a uearby
table, he finally draws you into con
versation on the one topic that is up
permost in his mind-Presider.t Wil
son. It seems to interest the average
Frenchman intensely to hear that
President Wilson's favorite drink is
pure water. In France they use wa
ter only for bathing purposes and to
put under bridges.
"And your President never drinks
wines or liquors?" I've ben asked a
dozen times in restaurants.
1 I always hedge and play safe.
"I never saw him take a drink of
anything but water in all my life." I
That usually settles it. They seem
to take it for granted that every
American in Paris just now must be
the close flriend and confidant of the
Wilson's Doubles They're Often
The American civilian in Paris o(
about 60 or thereabouts who bears
even the remotest resemblance to out
President has certain embarrass
ments. His joker friends are apt any eve;
ning. on the crowded boulevards,
where the merrymakers throng, U
point him out to a group of French
poilus and their girl friends and with
a wink say: "There goes President.
I've seen at least three very digni
fied American gentlemen on different
occasions surrounded, by pretty girls,
doing a May-pole dance around them,
to end in the dignified gentleman be
ing kissed and kissed.
Paris' stock of "IVvp Las" is ilmost
The taxi driver, the street cleaner, J
the subway conductor- the policeman
they all wear from one to three
Wilson buttons, while every shop had
a bis lithoeraph of the President in
At the Help Your.
Self Shoe Store
You will find agood supply of Meni
Work Shoes at" prices below all com
petition. ' " '
... Also Men's Dress Shoes at prices from
$3.98 to $5.98.' -
LADIES' Brown, Gray, and Black
Shoes, in Walking, Military and Louis
Heel, from $3.98 to $5.98.
. ;': J .
' .c )
LADIES' Service Shoes
from $2.00 to $3.98.
Just received a large shipment oj
Shoes at very reasonaoie prices
the show window.
The Murat palace, where the Pres
ident lives, always has a crowd in
front of it, the curious hoping for
just a glimpse of the famous visitor
Paris has been used to entertaining
kings and queens and emperors and
princes and potentates all Its life, but
this is the first time for an American
It's great stuff for Paris.
KEEP DOWN YOUR GAS BILL
the outside of a pot; turn th,
down tq the proper height 1
tnat extra money.
."fed, lu mra on yon
iron waen you re through 1
Don't let your water, he
any longer than Is necessary tt
the water needed.
Don't forget to turn out tit
when you leave a room
Don't leave your range burners
burning when you are not using them.
Don't let the flames lick up around more than 75 cents a pounl
Florida produces more m
cotton the kind use dto mtktjf
and lace material than lot
other state. It was worth i
The Perry Oarage has been closed for the - past several w
due to the Illness of T. W. Perry, but will open as soon as k
able to be out
Your patronage solicited and appreciated after Garage ii
213 W. MAIN STREET
T. W. PERRY, M
CBMaaMaaMnMax.-.Mni4' w i n M M B t m nw ma rnirnm mnTI TmrmmmH irn nm m -,111 .m. imi h it imi i n imi n h iih i
My Lease is Out and I Must Go
Starting next Saturday, January 11th, I am going
to offer every article in my Store at a reduced price
L rpViSaM?mICiI but COme and see them- There will
be REAL BARGAINS. If you want merchandise, there will be
nothing marked up in order to get it marked down; but it wi be
marked down from the present prices. NOTHING Rer3
Shoes, yes, Shoes, I am going to Sell
I want to close th
uwiuiv, i uavc to move.
Millinery, Dresses, Ginghams, Hosiery, Overalls
Workshirts, Underwear, fnr T nnA I, erdlls
is Space through the Sale LAKELAND, FLORIDA
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