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II II II II II f Bl FTTTf M. mm. wn ' - FHS 5QRAM U8HE0 N THE BEST TOWN IN THE BEST PART OF THE BE StITaTe" r hTMETlIL ID THAT PRELIMINARY pEACE TREATY MAY BF SIGNED "5 BY APRIL 20; DRAFT OF M LEAH NAI1S COVENANT BOOST REM E8MER THAT 8ATAN 8TAVED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWM LAKELAND, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1919 No. 124 MAY SOON BE PUBLISHED Bson To Insist Jn Monroe Doctrine Being Included In Final Draft Leers of the states in he executive council, to IE INCREASED FROM TWO TO 'HREE (By Associated Press.) 'aria. March 23. Hopes were ex issed last night in peace conferencs cles that a preliminary peace taty may be signed by April 20. To Soon to Publish Draft (By Associated Press.) Washington, March 23. The pub- latton of the amended draft of the ague of Nations' covenant within a days with a provision safeguard- e ine Monroe aoctrtne among tne ur clauses. Is expected by the ad Inlstration officials here as the re- of informal advices received to from the members of the Ameri delegation at Paris. No official formation has been received here ncerning the failure of the League (amission to Include the Monroe ctrine amendment in the covenant lent the drafting committee yes- pay. Officials expressed entire Infldence, however, that Wilson will Islst upon such provision being in final draft when it is passed upon Jr the council of ten or by the peace inference in plenary session. L! IBERAL TERMS NEW VICHY LOAN mm (By Associated Press.) Washington. March 23. Terras of payment of the new Victory loan, an nounced today, are the most liberal ever offered by a government. De ferred payments may be extended ov er a period of six months from May 10 to Novembebr 11. Royal Highlander Band To Be Brought Here . By Boy Scouts The Boy Scouts under the direc tion of Scout Master Filbert, have se cured the Royal Scotch Highlander Band, now at St. Petersburg, and this splendid musical organization will give two concerts on Thursday, April 10th. the first at 3:30 o'clock, and the second at 8:00 in th9 even ing. The concerts will be given from the band stand in the Park and will be free, though the Boy Scouts will ask to be allowed to tag auditors e.t 25 cents a tag. In this way it 1? hoped that a nice sum may be raised, forty per cent of which will go to the Boy Scouts. Features of the concert will be ff ,iA$M) . ' rf V!Tr '' Jr ; To Increase Membership (By Associated Press.) Paris. March 28. Membership of m Bfntfia In tha araftntlva nnrr!1 nf ! League of Nations, Reuters say understands, will be Increased from m to three, the third member prol- being a labor representative. Reject Military Amendment (By Associated Press.) Paris, March 28. It was reported 't night that the amendment to the league of Nations' covenant provid es for & permanent military and ral staff for the League had been ejected. Lentne Asks Recognition of U. 8. Paris, March 28. A rumor enr ent last night was that the Un!t9d Slates had received a note from Pre fer Lenine and War Minister Trot ll7 of the Russian Soviet govern t, asking recognition for that torernment. says Marcel Hutin In the Echo De Paris today. Hutln says he "cannot say that President Wilson is Inclined to give the request favor "le consideration. fmer Premier" Death Exaggerated (By Associated Press London. March 28. Count Karolyt, former Hungarian premier, vancusl Ported assassinated or Imprisoned, enjoying complete liberty In Buda-t-as are other members of the gov niment who were compelled to re- when the Soviet uprising oc Ted. according to a Hun,jarlan ireles8 received here. Create Council of Ministers (By Associated Press.) pis. March 28. A council of for- "8" ministers and foreign secretaries Great Britain, the United tSate-. nce and Italy, has been created to Tr simultaneously with the pre !er and President Wilson but on "erent branches f the creat tech- ,,cal questions involved in the peare lement. Jftnnn vs tint irfren a "'tentative because its deletion . started. Include it. foreign i.Mtr. 1" "arce,y Btartea- th slneine of Bobble Brollier, Scotch tenor; Manuel Ylngllng. trom bene solo, formerlv of. Theodore Thomas' orchestra; Sergeant Turner Nearing- cornet soloist; Happy Kent xvlonhone soloist, and other famous ntrformers. under the directorship 0' llov D. Smith. This band has been engaged by the ,- Rf Petersbure to furnUh concerts for the past two seasons, and has been more than satisfactory, ifa concerts will undoubtedly please And we are sure all will be anxiot'e to be tagged for the benefit of the Boy Scouts. Florida annually produces 18.000.- non nllon of milk. This state . tetter adapted to dairying than is any -rther state in the nnlo" Florida's sea coast is ... rinrMa. with home-grown IPO w 'on More than JM Ppn (By Associated Press.) London. March 28. Premier Le nine has sent a wireless to the Hun Harlan government urging it to send in army against Vienna, according to i Budapest dispatch received at Ber lin, and forwarded here. Lenlno promised to advance one hundrel thousand kronens to finance the pro ject. BARACA-PHILATHEA ' VICTORY CONVENTION The seventh annual session of the Florida Baraca-Philathea Union will convene at Lake City, Fla., April 11, 12 and 13. All Baraca and Phllathea classes in the state are urged to be represented at this convention. A splendid pro ?ram is being arranged for the occa sion, including soul-stlrring music- eloquent addresses and a good tlmo socially for the young people who attend. Among the leading speakers on the program will bo Miss Henrlet ta Heron, of New York, who is one of the vice-presidents of the National Union. All the classes of the state are re- UNCOVERED PLRSONS ROYALIST CONSPIWCr ;21 SHOT Mill (By Associated Pres.) Stockholm, March 28. An alleged Royalist conspiracy has been uncov ered at Penza, in eastern European Russia, according to the Russian newspaper Krasnayra.Gaette. Twenty-one persons were shot by the Bol shevikl. The alleged leader was Su kotlne. former marshall of the Rus sian nobility and local commissary under the Bolsheviki regime. Suko tine was executed. quested to send the names of al! Ba racas or Philatheas who have beon serving their country during the war just closed, to the secretary, as plans are being made for a special service on Saturday the 12th. In recognitlor of all those who have served during the war. whether at home or over there, in the army, navy or the Y. M. C. A. Lake City Baracas and Philatheas will entertain all delegates to Con vention free. So come prepared to enjoy the hospitality of these good people and to help and be helped by this convention. Please don't fall to have your class well represented at this our soventh annual convention. American Troops, By Frtmpt Action, Nip In Bud Russian Uprising (By Associated Press.) London, March. 23. Action by the American troops In looking after Russian prisoners in Germany Is be lieved to have nipped in the bud an important Bolsheviki plot, acccrdlng to an Exchange Telegraph Berlin dis patch dated Thursday. The Sparta cans at aSndau. the message states, had planned a bgi uprising Thursday, intending to arm several thousand Russians from the Ruhleden camp. The Americans, however, rushed the Russians aboard trains Weduesday right and scattered them under Americans throughout Germany. THE FLORIDA POTATO CROP Announcements of first shipment of potatoes are beginning to appear trom various sections of the state and the condition of the potato crop is being discussed by the state papers. In the famous Hastings potato section where the industry originated In Florida, the first shipments were made Tuesday. This section has al most as large an acreage as other years but some damage was done by excessive rain during, the early part of the month and It is believed tha the crop will be short this year. Fifteen years ago Florida was Im porting practically all of Its potatoes and even ten years ago there were few raised In the state outside of the Hastings section, but the past five years has seen the industry extended to nearly every county in the state and this year there will be both spring and fall crops of potatoes, sufficient to supply home consump tion and export probably a million barrels. With good prices in sight this should bring to the state approx imately five million dollars, as the prices will probably range from $4 to $7 a barrel this year. Last year Florida potatoes were a drug on the market Because ot exmi- ( ing conditions In the north. In 1917 the potato crop of the entire country was the largest In Its history and an unusual quantity of potatoes were placed In storage. At the beginning j of the year the freight conditions were so congested that the storage potatoes could not be moved and as it was an unusually late spring the old potatoes carried over In fine conlition and in the spring they were dumped on the market in such quantities that the price was very lew and the Flor ida potatoes, raised at greattr ex pense, could not be marketed orofit Mv. The result was that Florida potato growers lost money last year- J The conditions thi3 year are mucn more favorable for Florida growers and they anticipate good profits. The crop throughout the country last year was not as large as the year before and the quantity in Btorage was much smaller than a year ago. Then, too, it has been a very mild winter In the north and the potatoes have not car ried over well and will be soft and in no wise to bo compared to the new stock that will be shipped from Flor ida during the next two months. All this will be greatly in favor of our growers, but it Is sincerely hoped that they will not be inflamed with their success this year and endeavor to make another killing next year by greatly increasing the acreage- They should be warned by their bitter ex perience last year. It would seem to be wise for potato growers to get away from the old rule of putting all their eggs or po tatoes In one basket and adopt the plan of diversified farming In order to avoid a serious loss if one crop fails or an unforeseen condition aris es as It did last year. Jacksonville Times-Union. MM AND Mm rnvim PICE TO BE TRIED BY HIGH GERMAN COURT (By Associated Press.) ParlB, March 28. Former Emperot Wllhelm and the former Crown Prince will be among those tried by a high court, which the German Na tional Assembly will create, Paris newspapers say. CAPI. STEITZ HAS CLEMENCEAU GIVEN WAR CROSS BY OLD 80LDIER (By Associated Press-) Paris, March 27. Premier Clem enceau was opening his mail this morning, hurriedly as is his custom, merely glancing at some letters, mak ing short annotations on others, in a fair way to dispose of his courier in the usual few minutes. Suddenly, up on opening a somewhat soiled ant' cheap envelope, the contents fell U the floor with a metallic sound.. The Premier picked them up, reart the letter slowly, then read It again, and then sat there staring at the paper with tears filling his eyes in eplte of his efforts to suppress them. The letter read: "They have not given you the wan cross; here is mine. It has only two stars while you deserve two palms but it is the best I can offer; here it Is." It was signed: "An old poi-1,.- " 'T And the "grand old man" of France who with dry eyes had looked upon the horrors of two wars, picked up the little rusty piece of metal, the rib bon of which Is soiled by the rain of the trenches or bespattered with the blood of Its former owner, and wept "It might have been given to me by the president of the republic or By a marshal of France with great romp at the Invalides. Coming from fh's humble "pollu" I shall treasure It forever," he said. IN HIS PRISONER OF WAR CAMP The work ot Captain Steitz as Com mander of a Prisoner of War camp in France Is told very interestingly in the last issue of "Let's Go," a small paper issued from Hill 772. which says: The m7t- R- P. rightfully boasts of one of the most comfortable Prisonci of War enclosures in the A. E. F. Where Heinle and his custodians, the doughboy, once did a squad's ea:t and marked time in a sea of mud, there is now most every convenience. This transformation is due almost entirely to the efforts of Capt. Wm. Stietz. the present commanding offi cer ot the enclosure. Before his mil itary figure was noted among the oth er officers of the camp, the enclosure resembled other parts of Death Val ley. The prisoners and doughboys formed In mud, the fame of which long ago has been woven into scng and verse by every bard who lost n hobnail in its depths. ' But Capt. Stietz Is a firm believer In that adage, "a man is a human being" an I straightway the elimination of mud and the personal welfare of his charg es were under way upon his arrival. Duckboards leading to all the bar racks were constructed and a road made of the sawdust and - shavings from the wood-working department. These improvements are in vogue ail through each barracks of the enclos ure. The baths next demanded his attention. . The doughboys ai.d the prisoners under Capt, Steitz at one time back In the dim and distant past used the brook as an implement of combat with the cootie with more or less success, mostly less, but now the camp sports hot Bhowers with a heat ed room in which to dress, and every thing. A laundry is conducted in connection with the bath house in each enclosure; there are barber shops, shoe shops, tailor shops, car penter shops and a canteen at which the prisoners exchange their pay flips for the little accessories of life not on the Issue book. They receive two sous a day. The mess halls have movable tables, there is a stage erected at one end and each Sunday night these are con verted into theatres, in which the talent of the enclosures burst forth into comedy and tragedy. The shows usually last from six to ten. The prisoners' mess is made from the menu which the doughboys de vour, both being Identically the same. The health of the enclosure has been unusually good since Heinle's arrival here, only eight deaths being recorded from among approximately 2,000 prisoners. But tho prisoners have to watch their step. In one of the enclosures there Is a little red brick hoosgow and on? caught violating any of the regula tions is placed here In solitary con finement. At present there are nv prisoners arrested for small misde meanors and they are sentenced t" Mitary confinement on bread and water for a certain number of days depending on the extent of the charge, being given half an hour each morning and afternoon for exercise Last week a prisoner of war escaped from the Nevers enclosure. ws ap prehended at Fours, and Is heifg held In the local stockade pending an in vestigation Into his case. VIENNA IS IHA1ENED WITH EAflE BECAUSE OF R. STRIKE IN HUNGARY 8TRIKE SPREADING AND MAY LEAD TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SOVIET GOVT IN GERMAN AUSTRIA (By Associated Press ) Vienna, March 28. The railroad strike called here threatens to spread Ihroughout the country. The strike was called partly for higher wages and partly on account of sympathy with the Hungarian revolution. It it feared this may lead to the establish ment of a Soviet republic in German Austria. As the result of the Inter ruption of food trains botween Trlest and Vienna, the latter city is threat ened with a famine. Communists Want to Control (By Associated Press.) Paris, March 28. Tho communists elements in Austria are planning a movement to gain control of the gov ernment, the Matin correspondent at The Hague says he learna from Vionna. DeSoto County: Another Texas cat tleman has purchased 16,000 acres of land in this county and Is now fenc ing it preparatory to bringing in a herd of cattle from Texas. To this he will add some of tho best native cows and breed up for hotter beef points. Several growers will carry on spraying demonstrations. Oceola County: Great Interest shown by citrus growers to combat insect pests and dlseasos. Trees heavy with bloom. Considerable thrift noted. Cattlo beginning to pick up. A ,40 per cent stand for to crop. Many potato growers planting pota to fields to corn, pease, and velvet boans. Wakulla County: Farmers buying better machinery. One gans plow cultivator and one hand power peanut shellcr was placed during the past week. GOVERNOR EXTENDS TIME FOR PAYMENT OF TAXE3 THIRTY DAYS Tallahassee, March 28. Covernor Catls today issued the following proc lamation to tho tax collectors ot the state: "Some time ago the governor of the state issued to you gentlemen orders that it would be necessary for you to close your boolu on the first of April, citing section 3C, common laws of l.'loflda. and section 6597, laws of 1907, but since that time the whole : . i a i e of Florida linn been deluged with rain and large sums of money running into the millions have been lost on account of the destruction of all kinds ofearly vegetables, truck and other products, entailing tremen dous losa on every department of this state. Therefore, I, as governor of tho slate of Florida, hereby pro claim that as the hand of God has wrought this destrucllon and loss .to the state, that the fcovernor of Flori da will extend the time for 'each and every tax collector within the state v.hciein hi' may close his books with in Ihr- pnlod of thirty days, or Until the first of May, and assure you that 1 will take no summary action against you for not doing so. For a hand greater than ours hath thrown but s.tato far back In the loss of much p.'onni ty. "Therefore, this proclamation is is sued for your instruction and for your advice. ' In testimony whereof I havo here unto set my hand a'id caused the great S"al of 'In state of Florida to bo affixed at Tallahassee, the rapitol, this tin f'Vh lny of Marn. A. P. 1919. "SIDNEY J. CATTS. Covernor. "By the Governor Atlas' : "CLAY CR.WVFOnT), "Secretary of State." h ' ' jr.- ! i ''I '" , " ,1' . ' u ?' - ;l t i j i V r '?