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I! )HED m THE BEST TOWN IN THE BEST PART OF tm. ..,, STAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN ( ' w"m , BOOST REMEBMER THAT SATAN YIIL liAHKIitaj, IXOUDA WEDNESDAY. MARCH 18. MM IIPAE DUIHC m urnni r HIMU Ul ItlllUL IU HU ILU" t 11(111 is TO PEAHF WATERWAYS G0t. tin J) CONTROL H BY A COMMISSI ALLOW AIL NATIONS IN OF PEACE TO USE KIEL By Associated Press.) March 12. Recommsndatioi! ligation of the Rhine be op all nations without discrim- ras made in the report to the inference today by the com- pn intrnational regime of wa- railways and ports. It is H the Rhine be controlled by Jsslon similar to the Danube ion. The status of the Kiel 111 be settled by a commis- the basis of freedom of use nations for merchant vessels hips in times of peace. The Buld continue under German lp and" operation. Finish Work Soon By Associated Press.) March 12. The peace con commission on the Czucho- kffalrs state they would fln- work on the official com after the fifth meeting, and Jy announced that direction preparation of the report had en. ' Two New Resolutions By Associated Press.)' March 12. The internation- irence of the League of Na- frcieties here ' yesterday drew new resolutions to he ad to the peace ' conference at One favored the participation lelf-governing nations in the the other is in favor of free Vigorous Protest By Associated Press ) ki, March 12. A vigorlous is being made in Albanian against , the designation of Pass, Albanian premier, and Id Bay. representative of Al- Federation In Europe, to sub- 1ms of Albania to the peace ice. ifiB declared they have led "suspicious relations" irks and Germans. To Recognize States a By Associated Press.) March 12. The Swiss gov has decided to recognize icho-Slovak states and to es- diplomatic relations with M,000 Workmen Idle XBy Associated Press.? Frankfort March 12. Gen- pelger reports a general strike raining district of Beuthen reporting twenty thousand h idle. jent TO MAKE CLEAN SWEEP ;By Associated Press.) ngton, March 12. The Pres- tore sailing for Paris, Ociaea complete organization of the v'ce commission was dis may by efforts of members cf & anrl nttiara irk atov tpmrinr Hil: fcl WV DM . ... , J least the clean sweep of the lion's membership by mes- ent askine him to no.-itpone PEN TUSCT'SSTrtX j OF NEWSPRINT PRICES WBy Associated Press) ngton, March 12. -Manufac-ft newsprint paper and pub T6 asked to appear before the J Trade Commission on March I Senas the proposed reopening print prices. TO BAR CHILDREN UNDER EIGHTEEN FROM SMOKING Albany, N. Y., March 12.-Any child of 18 years, actual or apparent age, would be prohibited from 'smok ing in public under "the terms of a bill introduced in the Legislature by Assemblyman Edward A. Everett of St. Lawrence county. FLOOD CONDITIONS EXPLOSIVES MAY BE PURCHASED WITHOUT LICENSE AFTER HI 15 (By Associated Press ) Washington, March 12. Explosives may be purchased without license ex cept by enemy aliens after March 15 for reclaiming land, stump blasting and other agricultural purposes, the interior department announced today, modifying the war-time regulation. CAPTURE TRAVELING DIS TILLERY; SAT PEDDLED WniSKT IMPROVI K (By Associated Press.) Montgomery, March 12 Flood con ditions along all the rivers of the State were improved today with the waters receding everywhere except in the lower reaches of Alabama. GOLSPIE CLAIMS TO BE BRATEST TILLAGE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE London, March 12. The quaint lit tle village of Golspie in Sutherland sbire is pressing its claims upon the British people for the distinction of being the "bravest village in the Em pire," because in proportion to Its population it received more military honors than any other community. The village sent one-fourth of its L050 Inhabitants Into the military and naval service, and of this numler 30 were decorated tor some form of "conspicuous gallantry" or "devotion to duty." Among them were two members of the family of the Duke of Sutherlands whose ducal home, Dunrobin Castle Is near the village. Columbus Ga., March 12. Capture of a travelling distillery which they said had peddled contraband whis key over two States was reported here today by E. G. English and J. IS J Brown, deputy collectors of inter nal revenue who have been searching for "moonshine stills" in South Geor gia and Florida for weeks. The trav eling still, the deputies said, was con cealed in a false bottom to a wagon and had a capacity of ten gallons. A Email oil stove furnished the heat and the regulation "worm" or coil of cop ALLSUME CARS l!l II. J. AT STANDSTILL ACCOUiiT STRIKE (By Associated Press.) Newark, N. J., March 12. -Virtually all the surface car lines, of the Public Service Railways Company operating through 140 cities and towns in northern New Jersey, are tied up today by a strike of the em ployes. Union recognition is the chief demand of the men. per pipe ran up into an ordinary bar rel in the wagon bed proper. Ice bought en route was put Into the bar bel to hasten the distilling. The outfit was captured near Tal lahassee, Fla., the deputies reported and its discovery came about by their stopping to collect from the driver the federal tax - on tobacco he was peddling. They did not give the man's tame but said he made a full confession, asserting he had four sons in the arnty and had bought Liberty bonds with the money derived from his still. The man, the officer said confessed he simply traveled from town to town and that he had been in Savannah and Atlanta recently. ENGLISHMAN WHO ROSE FROM PLOW BOY TO PARLIAMENT London, March 12. From plow boy to member of parliament, was the remarkable rise of Joseph Arch, who recently died at the age of 92. He was a unique figure in English par liamentary life, being in 1S35 the sole workingman member of the House ct Commons. At that time there was no kind of labor party in existence here- Mr. Arch achieved fame as the champion of the English farm laborer when the tiller of the soil reared his family on a wage of $2 a week, sub sisted chiefly on barley bread and bardly knew the taste of tea or sugar In 1872 he enrolled 200 farm work ers in an organization that came to be known as the National Agricul tural Laborers' Union, whose leaders the Bishop of London wanted to duck in a horse pond. "Adult bap.Ism," Mr. Arch rejoined to the bishop's statement, "is not the rule of the Church of England." Mr. Arch is credited with having done more than any other man to improve the conil tion of England's peasantry. He was popular in Parliament. One of his constituents was the Prince of Wales, afterward King Edward. He referred to Mr. Arch as "my mem ber '' Mr. Arch also was. a Primitive Methodist preacher. He was fond of Ms pipe and an occasional glass cf ale. 300 Tommies, Who Enlisted As Americans, Threaten to Sink Ship if Not Returned To The United States (By Associated Press.) Halifax. March 12. Threats of 300 British troops who enlisted In the United States in May as Americans, to sink the transport Toloa unless immediately allowed to land and pro ceed to their destinations in the United States by rail, were reported to the Canadian authorities today by the commander of the transport. HARD TO OBTAIN A BATH IN RUSSIA - (By Associated Press.) Archangel. March 10. The soldier of the American North Russian ex pedition misses the American bath tub and Its simplicity and frequency. He Is annoyed at the ceremony and difficulty one must undergo to ob tain a Russian bath. Only in the homes of the wealthy, in the cities and rarely, if ever, in the villages, is 'it' possible .lo find a bath tub or a shower. " ; The Russian "bath is a steam bath Is a steam bath in an airtight room where water is thrown on a stove to make steam. The bather then dous es himself liberally with buckets of water after perspiring. Some of the Americans, fortunate enough to be in permanent bllHts or barracks built by the engineers, have their own modern shower bath, but those in the villages patronize the Russian institution. In Archangel there are two bath houses, each having accommodations for a hundred or so customers In the steam room, but there are only two private rooms with tubs and showers in the bath houses and these are booked for days in advance by offi cers and soldiers. One of these private rooms is real ly a suite, as elaborate as if it were intended to accommodate a guest for a week, instead of for the brief pe riod of a bath . GEORGE LIZOTTE DID NOT GET ELECTED AFTLR AIL " (St Petersburg Times.) George Lizotte did not get to be a commissioner of Pass-aGrill after 6H He would have , if the sun hid Mt'at 5:15 o'clock on the day of elec tion but as it did not incubate until ,ts usual hour of 6:15 or thereabouts Monsieur George is now plain cltl un. and Mine Host at the McAdoo pavilion George, who has lived at Pass- Grille for 20 years or less, was elects to a three year term as city commis sioner last week over Wm. MrFher son He was put on the ballot U unbeknownst to him, and elected by a majority of two votes. Georee was very happy because the election even ed up several defeats of the past, bu now he is very, very sad. Investigation disclosed the fact that the polls were closed at 5:15 when the law said they should close at sun set. Several voters, including Mayor DufTy. who had been in Clearwater on business connected with the island brick road, were unable to vote. So the election has been declared in valid, null and void, illegal etc.. and thrown out. No certificate of election will be issued. The question now is, will another election be held, or wMl MPherson. who was running to sue-physically fit, while in the 21-30 year ceed himself, hold over. class only 6717 were thus classified, DRAFT FACTS TO HELP SATE LITES OF MANY Tltal Statistics Show Up How Defects - ' 'v 'May. Be Cermet Washington, March 12. Vital sta tistics made available to the govern ment as a result of the selective draft processes especially from the scien-' tific physical examination of 3.208,446 men will be the means of saving a hundred times as many lives as were lost in the war in the opinion of Major General Enoch Crowder, pro vost marshal general. While no attempt has been made to study the information derived from the physical examination of regis trants, a local board for division No. 129, in New York city has made an auspicious Btart through the careful indexing of the results obtained in 600 cases, with the view of turning these over to the medical authori ties for analysis. Already the figures seem to indicate clearly that foreign born registrants were of lower physi cal standard than native born . Of every 100 men called for ser vice under the draft, examining offi cers found 2.76 per cent suffering from defects which could be remed ied entirely if the applicants sub mitted to a short and simple course The original plan of the draft au thoritiesto Induct these men and have their defects corrected nt army hospitals was dropped because of lack of facilities, but government of flcials have not abandoned entirely .the idea of federal assistance In th's reconstruction work under some fu ture social betterment program . Registrants who possess physical defects of such degree as to prevent them from rendering military serv ice of any kind totalled 521,606 and constituted 16.25 per cent of the to tal examined. These included organ ic diseases of the internal organs, marked visual or aural defects, men tal diseases and deficiencies, muscu lar paralysis, disfiguring and dis abling deformities and lastly, physical underdevelopment. Study. . of this class, it Is believed would show basic causes capable of being eliminated from future genera tions through social hygiene cam paigns, competent medical supervis ion and advice and physical exercise, scientifically prescribed. Comparison of the age groups of registrants Is said to have Indicated material deterioration in the average American soon after he reaches his majority. Of every 100 men aged 21 who were examined. 76 89 were found 3 GERHAII SHIPS CAPTURED BK ALLIES, !!0W AT (By Associated Press.) Dunkirk, March 12. Three German steamers, captured by Allied war ships for violation of the Armistice terms, nave arrived here for intern ment. x CONDITIONS ii. y. SERIOUS BECAUSE OF HARBOR TR (By Associated Press.) New York, March 12. Private boat owners and employes remained dead locked today with little prospects of a settlement of the harbor strike. Meanwhile conditions are becoming serious since the longshoremen re fuse to handle work for boat owners against whom the harbor men are striking. Seamen Agree On Wage Scale (By Associated Press.) Paris, March 12. After a general discussion at yesterday's meeting the International Seamen's Congress del egates decided in favor of the Inter national standard wage based on the minimum scale adopted recently at London of $60 monthly for seamen and firemen. OVER 2.000 HE. HUB HIM REGISTERED IN CHICAGO MAN'S THEORY THAT WOMEN WOULDN'T TOTE IS GITEN A CHANCE, IS EXPLODED (By Associated Pres.) Chicago. March 12. Women out numbered men by nearly two thou sand in the supplementary registra tion yesterday when more than one hundred and thirty thousand persons eligible to vote in the mayorality election on April 1st, enrolled. PARIS DLMNG HALL UNDER MUNICIPAL CONTROL (By Associated Press.) Paris, France, March 12. A boon and a blessing to Parisians groanina: under the present exorbitant restau rant prices Is the first dining hall un der municipal control which has re cently opened on hte Boulevard de Grenelle, on the south side of the Seine. Hore, a portion of soup or a hors d'oeuvre costs 6 cents, 3 ounces ot meat or 5 ounces of fish can be ob tained for 19 cents and a dish of veg etables for 8 cents. No charge is made for bread, although the bread card is duly clipped. No intoxicants are served, and tipping Is not al lowed. ' ITALO-AMtRICAN ECONOMIC COMMISION Rome, March 11. The Italo-Ameri- can Economic Commission, just es tablished Here, is the result of the efforts of the late David Lubln, Am erican delegate to .tho. International Institute of Agriculture,, an organiza tion designed to promote a closer economic union between Italy and the United States. Mr. Lubin died in Rome in January of this year. This body, organized with the ap proval and support of the Italian gov ernment, has for its honorary presi dents, the ministers of commerce, food and treasury; executive presi dent, Commendator Dante Ferraris; vice-president, Commendator Ernesto Nathan Guiscppe Paratore; while the executive committee consists of a number of leaders in the Italian mari time, commercial, industrial and agri cultural associations. The purpose of the new commis sion is to further the development of Italy as a commercial base with the Mediterranean basin as its market; to promote trade agrementa between Italy and the United States on the basis of reciprocity; to regulate indus trial competition between the two countries and to introduce into Italy new industries financed by Italian and American capital. The development of the natural resources of Italy and the Italian colonies as well as the promotion of Italian public utilities will be a special feature of the work of the commlsiBon. A committee of the commission will shortly visit America to secure orig tnal knowledge on the new methods of industrial production. while only a small increase was noted !n the remedials, the disquallfie! group rose from 23.11 to 30.83 per hundred. Analysis of the figures and percent ages of men rejected on account of deficient mentality and hcause ot mental and nervous disorders afford ed Interesting data- Most of the south ern States shoved high figures for the , mentally deficient probably, it was explained- because ot the large pegro population. Vermont wts the only northern state in the first ten states in this respect. On the other hand mental and nervous disorders were far more prevalent in the north ern states. PITTSBURU SERTED SOLDIERS ' ., ; LOCO' GALLONS COFFEE A DAI.. (By Associated Press-) Pittsburg, Pa., March 12, Soldiers' and sailors who passed through Pitts burgh during the first twenty-one days of February, drank on an aver; age ot WOO ' gallons .of coffee a day? according to a ' report Just issued by the canteen service of the Red Cross. In the time stated, 83,491 soldiers and sailors entered the city. The report shows that in that time, 38,249 sand wiches, 21,000 gallons of coffee, more than 7,500 doughnuts and other articles were distributed to the fight ing men . MOTOR RURAL CARRIER EXAMINATION The United States Civil Service Commission has announcel an exam ination for the County of Polk, Fla,, to be held at Lakeland, Bartow and Winter Haven on April 12, 1919 10 fill the position of motor rural car rler at Lakeland and vacancies that may later occur on motor rural routes from post offices in the above mentioned county. The salary on motor routes ranges from $1,500 to $1,800 per annum. The examination will be open only to male citizens who are actually domiciled in the ter ritory supplied with mail by a post office in the county and who meet the other requirements set forth in Forms 2121 and 1977. Form 2121 may be seen posted at any post office in the county for which the examination is held, and Form 1977 and application blanks may be obtained from the of fices at which the vacancy exists and where the examination is to be held, of from the United States Civil Ser vice Commission at Washington, D. ('. The appointee to this position vill be required to furnish, maintain, and operate a modern motor vehicle v ith a carrying capacity of not less than 800 pounds and a cubic capacity of not less than 80 feet. Applicants must file with their applications a statement of the equipment they will be able to provide in the event of appointment. Applications should be forwarded to the Commission at Washington, D. C, at the earliest practicable date. It is reported that 125 bushels of sliver dollars have been shipped to tb Philadelphia mint to be melted into bars. , f ft . 'V i .in i' W '.I -i ; ! ' k '"JV ''t V 1,1 !T If til j ' t !'