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AKELAND Evening Telegram PUBLISHED IN, THE BEST TOWN IN THE BEST PART OF THE BEST 8TATE BOOST REMEMBER THAT 8ATAN STAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWr- f t VOLUME Tin. LAKELAND, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, JUNE 24, WW Na. 199 GERMANS WILL H H VERSAILLES! IS EXPECTED; BIG DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT FRANCE OVER GERMAN DECISION GERMAN PEOPLE ALSO PLEASED; PARADES D RELIEVED TREATY WILL BE s SIGNED ON THURSDAY OR FRI PAY. (By. Associated Press.) Paris, Juno 24. Hermann Muller. the new German foreign secretary, will head the German delegation to sign the peace treaty, the Lalibert The Germans probably will arrive at Versailles Wednesday morning. May Sign Thursday or Friday (By Associated Press.; Paris, June 24 No word has been received from 'Weimar relative to the new German plenipotentiaries at Ver Failles. The date for the signing of the treaty has not yet been fixed, but the belief Is gaining ground it will occur, Thursday or Friday. Celebrations Throughout France (By Associated Press.) , Paris, June 24. Celebrations over the German decision to sign tho trea- ty without reservation were nowhere ! , more enthusiastic than at Lille and other cities -and towns in the terri tory wrested from the Germans. Newspapers printed extras; cheerinc crowds paraded the streets ,and hous ' es decorated with the Allied flags. At seaports warships announced the news by firing salutes. In all cities the government buildings were il luminated. In Paris the bands were everywhere on the streets, and the news was announced In the motion picture houses. Germans Celebrate (By Associated Press ) London, Juno 24. The news of the. German government's decision to sign the peace terms resulted in patriotic demonstrations throughout Germany. , the Exchange Telegraph's Copenhag en correspondent reports. In Berlin. Munich and other citfes processions marched along the principal streets, , participants singing war songs and cheering the generals -of the old em pire. . "Resign Rather Than Sign (By Associated Press.) w'eimar. June 24. Dr. Haniel Van Haien House -who was designated, Sunday as the German representative to sign the treaty of peace, hac tele graphed his resignation from Ver sailles rather than attach his name to the document. Tokio, June 24 The policy Recently adopted in military circles in Japan to work less independently and more in harmony with the cabinet minis ters as a whole is due to the deter mined intervention of the Advisory Council on Diplomatic Affairs says the Tokio newspaper Hnchl Nichi, This is the body of distinguished Jap anese which was appointed two years abo by the Emperor to advise the cab inet on matters pertaining to national policy and relations with foreign countries. COUSIN DEIE1IN SINKING 10 EIF OF SHIPS IS VIOLATION OF 111 E (By Associated Press.) Paris, June 24. The council of three has referred the question rela tive to the sinking of the German fleet in Scapa Flow to the commission of exports to determine whether tho armistice conditions were violated. IRK RIA T TREATY IS BEING RAPIDLY PUSHED (By Associated Press.) Paris, June 24. Work on the Aus trian treaty was resumed by the council of three today. Its comple tion Is desired as speedily as possible and the work is expecttd to be pushed energetically. Financial experts were called before the council at to day's session. For' the benefit of thise who are superstitious about Friday someone has taken the trouble to compile a few of the Friday transactions of past ages. It Is not stated whether the compiling was done on Friday. Here are the conclusions as given cut: Lee surrendered on Friday. Moscow was burned on Friday. Washington was born on Friday. Shakespeare was born on Friday. America was discovered on Friday. Richmond was evacuated oft Fri day. The bastile-was destroyed on Fri day. The Mayflower was landed on Fri day. Queen" Victoria was married on Fri day. ' ' King Charles I. was beheaded on Friday. Fort Sumter was bombarded on Fri- TRIES TO PREVENT THE SUNDAY DANCE BUT THE CITY COUNCIL INSISTS Key West, June 24. Sunday danc ing will be permitted here as T.he re sult of a city ordinance which was passed last Tuesday night over Mayor Allen B. Cleare's veto. The ordinance as " first considered specified that a dance hall within 1,000 feet of a church would not t permitted to open. During the pro cess of Its passage this par was elim inated, with the result that any dance ball within the city limits has the right to open for Sunday dancing. The Key WeBt Athletic Club an or ganization composed of many of the leading citizens of ttie city, does not anticipate opening its hall for Sunday fantastlcs. Miami Herald. day. Napoleon Bonaparte was born on Friday Julius Caesar was assassinated on Friday. The battle of Marengo was fought on Friday. The battle of Waterloo was fougnt on Friday. Joan of Arc was burned at the stake on Friday. The battle of New Orleans wa fcniM on Friday. The battle of Bunker Hiil was fought on Friday. The Declaration of Independence wa. signed on Friday. ii jfl WHEN L RESII PEACE TREATY IS PROMULGATED (By Associated Press ) Paris, June 24. Premier Clemen ceau; has expressed his intention to resign from office as soon as the r treaty is promulgated, feeling that he has accomplished the task for which he assumed the premiership, says the Marcell Hujin in the Echo-de-Paris It is expected Parliament will ratify the treaty late in, July. PRESIDENT OF IRISH REPUBLIC IS IN .V. Y. New York, June 24. Eamonn De Valera, "president of the Irish re public," is in New York, his native city, according to an announcement made tonight by Harry J. Boland, OuIS ML T BEGAN IN N. Y. YESTERDAY (By Associated Press ) Bologne, Italy, June 24. The trial of Alfred Cochi for the murder of Ruth Cruger in New York City in 1917 began here yesterday. The Jury was chosen at the first session. secretary of the Sinn Fein party, a member of parliament. Mr. Boland refused to give any In formation as to wliere Mr. De Valera was staying, but said that he would see newspaper reporters on Monday evening and issue a statement in re gard to his purpose in visiting Amer ica. On his own behalf Mr .Boland gave out a lengthy statement, explaining in detail political developments in Ireland and including a biographical sketch of his chief. The statement THREE GERMAN SHIPS HAVE BEACHED BE RESCUED IT IS BELIEVED (By Associated Press.) London, Tune 24. Three of the German warships which their crews attempted to sink at Scapa Flow have been beached, it was announced offl- cially today. There is every prospect of saving the ships in good condi tion It the necessary apparatus ar rives before bad weather sets in. Two destroyers are afloat and eighteen others have been beached. There la no prospect of saving the other de stroyers without elaborate operations. I RATIFYING SUFFRAGE The Literary Digest has made in cnlry of newspaper editors at the State capitals as to what their re spective States might be expected to do with the suffrage amendment, adopted by House and Senate, and soon to be put to the State Legisla tures. It appears that in thirty-one States there is every prospect of rati fication': Eight are expected to re fuse to ratify. These are Connecti cut, Maryland, Virginia, South Caro lina, Georgia, Mississippi. Alabama and Louisiana. The contest therefore, will be to get five favorable States out of the remaining nine which are doubtful, namely, Texas, Florida, Kentucky. North Carolina West Virginia, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. If the antis should ' be ' able ' to swing five of these and if all the other predictions come true they could force the whole difficult busi ness to be done over again. This Is hardly likely. Previously the wet forces were almost solid against suf frage, because they believed, and rightly, that suffrage would lead to prohibition. Now that the country Is going dry anyhow, the wet armies have been pretty well demobilized, and their fight lacks point even where it still exists. This is expected to make the difference in Ohio, for ex ample, which turned down suffrage twice within the last few years. The whole matter is one if these "eventually, why not now?" propo sitions, and there seems little teason in prolonging the struggle. Each time it grows easier, as public opinion develops; but why waste energy try ing to sweep back the tides? Day tqna Journal. HERE ARE HIGH SPOTS OF TREATY GERMANY TO SIGN Here are ''high spots" of the treaty of peace which Germany will prob ably sign Wednesday. 0 Germany loses: Alsace-Lorraine, Saar basin (at least for fifteen years), a strip of upper Silesia, the district of Memel, Danzig, most of Posen and portions of West Prussia and Pomar- ania, part ofchleswig (if a plebis cite so decides,) all her colonies and extra-Europeans rights, and posses sion, certain small districts to Bel gium, her entire navy , (now sunk), and all her military and naval air forces. " She cannot incorporate German- Austria In her empire. She must re duce her army within three months to 200,000 and by March il, 1920, to 100,- 000. She must abolish conscription. She must dismantle, all forts fifty kilometers east of the Rhine within six months. A greoingAl lied occupa ion for fifteen years, or until the rep aration, sum not yet fixed, is paid. a ' ; 1ULLION AND HALF POUNDS OF FOOD STORED WHILE PACKERS MAKE PROFITS Government Could Reduce Cost of Living In Plan Suggested by Con. gressnian to War Department (By A. E. Geldhof.) Washington, June 24. While Sec retary of War Baker defends the holding in storage of millions of pounds of canned meats owned by the army, in the ground that there is "no way to ' dispose of them to the rublic," members of Congress have evolved a plan to 'sell this enormous supply of food to the public at cost, to help cut down the high cost of living. The plan provides for the shipment of the goods by parcel poBt to who ever wants to buy. Representatives Daniel Reed of Xcw York and J. Hampton Moore of Trnnsylvania are preparing a bill or dering the War Department to place their surplus supplies, not only of food but of clothing, etc., on sale im mediately, through the parcel post. They are proceeding on the theory that' Congress appropriated the mon ey for the purchase of thse supplies, and can therefore direct the method by which they shall be disposed of. The people,, they maintain, paid for the supplies by purchasing Liberty Bonds, and have a right to buy them PROFOUND DISTRUST OF GER MANY IS PREDOMINATING NOTE IN LONDON PRESS; RELIEVE CELEBRATIONS ARE PREMATURE said that one of the principal reasons of Mr. De Valera's visit to the Unit ed tSates was to float a bond issue "which will start the new republic on a financial plane equalled by few, and excelled by none." NEW ITALIAN DELEGATION WILL BE ON HAND TO jtf TREATY (By Associated Press.) Rome, Monday, Jujne 24. The new Italian delegation to the peace con ference announced tonight that it will leave Wednesday and expects to arrive in Paris in time to sign the peace treaty with Germany. (By Associated Press.) Paris, June 24. The Italian dele gation said today that it was Informed the new delegation to the peace con; ference will arrive in Paris Friday. H will consist of Foreign Minister Tittoni, Senator Orgllelmo Marconi, Senator Vittorio Scialola, Senator Magglorino Perraris and Gorgio Guglielmo. WILL HAVE TO ITCH GERMANS UNTI L IRE LAST IS PENALTY PAID MAY LIFT BLOCK-i ABE THEiDAYiTHE TREATY IS SIGNED (By Associated Press.) Paris. Juno 24. The supreme blockade council met today to decide on the date when the blockade of Germany shall be lifted. One element it is understood, favors the day when the treaty la ratified, but It is believed the council probably will decide to lift the blockade with the Blgnlng of the treaty. CITE THE MANY INSTANCES OF TREACHERY DURING THE WAS AND THE LATEST INSTANCES WHEN GERMAN SHIPS WERE SUNK . , - i ' (By Associated Press ) London, June 24. Profound dis trust of Germany is the predominant note in the London press comment on Germany's decision to sign the peace treaty. It is contended that the Oer- . mans proved' themselves treacherous throughout the war, the latest 'In stance being the sinking of tho fleet' and therefore it would ,be prematura to celebrate peace until the treaty ll actually signed. Even afterward, It is said, the Allies must be continual ly on guard until the last penalty la paid. ' . :' for their own use before they are shipped 'to Europe to keep up the high prices in this country. "We have used the postofflces ot this country during the war for vari ous purposes," said Representative Reed in an. interview for 'the aDily Metropolis, "for recruiting and dis tributing propaganda, and we have used the parcel post to help reduce the cost of living., -. "Why would it not be possible to utilize the 65,000 postofflces to trans port 'the Immense Quantities of food held by the War Department to con sumers through the medium of the parcel post. "My plan is for the sales director if the war department to advertise the goods on hand to the public and take orders by mail. That answers Secretary Baker's statement tfcat he 'cannot set up retail stores all ovei the United States to sell army sup plies.' That Isn't at all necessary. "The consumers have paid fov these goods, and now they are paying top prices for everything they need- The high price of food supplies has placed the laboring man in a critical bitua tion. With his rent and the prices of clothes and foodstuffs Increasing Irom day to day, I maintain that tin time has come when he shouU have a square deal and an opportunity through governmental agencies to et the benefit of the goods for which be has made sacrifices and paid." Mr. Reed points -out that the mat- WESTERN UNION ASKS FOR INJUNCTION TO STOP PICKETING AT JACKSONVILLE t Jacksonville, June 24. A suit has been filed in the federal court here seeking an order to restrain defend ants named from congregating and, loitering around at and in the Vicinity of. the Western Union office In Jack sonville and to enjoin and 'restrain them from attempting to threaten,1 In timidate and coerce the employes of the company, suit was entered Satur day in the United States district court, Southern district of Florida, a bill of complaint being filed In the office of Edwin R. Williams', clerk of the coirt, following which Judg Rhydon M. Hall Issued a rule to show cause, this rule being directed against the defendants. - Chancery subpoenas were Issued and served up on the defendants Saturday and yes terday, who are to appear in court Tuesday at 9:30 a. m., to show cause why they should not be enjoined . " - ned meats Is already simplified for the War Department because the supplies are not stored all in one place, but are located in the following cities, scat tered between the two coasts: Chicago, Columbus, Schenectady, New Cumberland, Newport News, v Balti more, Omaha. New Orleans, Boston. San Antonio, New York, St. Louis, El Paso, Atlanta, San Francisco. r Orders for the goods can be filled he says from the city nearest the home of the consumer Bending in the order' ' Another reason given by Secretary Baker is that the meats are packed in containers with which the publ'c 1 unfamiliar; that there are no pretty red and green labels on the cans, etc. This, it is admitted, might be a valid reason if the goods were placed on shelves in retail., stores. But Congressman Reed holds that it has no weight when applied to goods shipped by parcel post. "It's the food at low prices that tho people want not the fancy cans." he says. He expects that farmers would bo the heaviest purchasers of the can ned goods If they were put on the market via the postofflce, and farmers are accustomed to buying in larger quantities than city people, and care vm w m Ml 1 if - It - X V little what kind of cans their goods ter if disposing of thf stock of can-come In.