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Weather Forecast
Local thundershowers Friday
and Saturday
TOL. II. N. 224.
Johnson, Borah, LaFol
lette and Watson
Against Him
Underwood Said South
Loves Taft for His
(fly Annocinteil PreMH)
Washington, June 30. Former
President William Howard Taft was
nominated late today by President
Harding to be chief justice of the
TJnited States and his nomination was
confirmed by the senate in executive
' . The nomination was not confirmed
, 7W1 thout. opposition, , however, . . and ...
Toll call was demanded. The opposi
tion was understood to have been
voiced by Senator Borah, Jdaho, John
son, California, and LaFoll'eTte, Wis
consin, all republicans, who were
aaid to have criticised Mr. Taft's re
cord and his nomination.
On the roll call, however, only four
-votes were cast against confirmation.
These were by Senators Borah, John
son and LaFollette and Senator Wat
son, democrat, Georgia.
The final vote was 00 to 4. An'ested in holding sugar centrals,
agreement was reached not to make! "On the other hand, there exists
a public roll call. Imucji idle foreign capital which is
Discussed Behind Closed Doors lanxious to make' a killing. Right
The senate doors were closed for now a powerful company is being
discussion of the nomination after
suggestions that Mr. Taft be con
ii firmed "in open executive session"
because he was a former president,
and had been rejected by his oppo
nents. Senators Borah and Johnson led the
fight on the floor in opposition to
Mr. Taft while he was defended by
about a dozen senators including
Knox, of Pennsylvania, Kellogg, fo
Minnesota and Willis, of Ohio, re
publicans, and Underwood, of Ala
bama, minority leader, Smith of
(Continued on page 6.)
( lly AftHuci.'.n'fl 1'rt itMt
Washington, June 30. President
Harding tomorrow is expected to re
.ceive the compromise congressional
resolution endijig the state of war
with Germany and Austria.
By a vote of 263 to 59 the house
today adopted the conference draft
of the resolution and it was taken
up m the senate a few hours later
in an effort to complete its enact
ment, but went over after an hour's
debate until tomorrow with favorable
action then said to be assured.
Discussion in both senate and
house centered mainly on the provi
sions as to enemy alien property and
the controversey over ending the
state of war by declaring peace or
by repealing the war resolutinos.
Representative Flood, of Virginia,
rsenior democrat of :the foreign affairs
committee, said the country had been
saved from humiliation by the deci
sion to declare a state of peace. Sen
ator Knox, republican, Pennsylvania,
author of the original peace measure,
said that either method would ac
complish the desired result.
Discussion Says a
Well Defined Corner
Is In Prospect
Illy AnMOOInted 1'reHft)
Havana, June 30 The newspaper
La Discusion has published a charge
that a "capitalistic pilot" to domi
nate the Cuban sugar industry has
been formed and that all the Cuban
sugar centrals will be owned by for
eigners. The newspaper asserts
that "when the Cuban sugar business
is found in foreign hands, it is al
most certain that the price of sugar
will rise as if by magic and that the
business will be on an even more
stupendous scale than now.
"When American capitalists began
an invasion to secure control of Cu
ban centrals," the paper continued
"they foresaw an era of prosperity
nd bought, without sparing their
millions as many sugar properties as
were for sale,
duct rose to
The price of the pro
23 cents, then it was
seen that a good part of the crop re
mained in Cuban hands and that the
Cubans aspired to obtain the highest
possible price. Then the price fell
like an avalanche from 23 to three
. .. "First a bank crisis, then a. . cur
rency crisis. There was no money
to pay for refining, njiody to buy
this year"s crop from Tie Cubans.
"Our sugar men now find them
selves owing large sums of money
to the banks. They have not been
able to sell their crop. With the ter'
mination of the moratorium will dis
appear the restriction against pend
ing commercial obligations. The
sugar men will have to pay or go
bankrupt. The banks are not inter-
formed to acquire every central and
plantation whose owner cannot pay.
The properties secured, the debts
:n u., ;.i c n4n ;
'a .. ' a
live tU IL'U la SCLUIL'U JUI V.IV. -T.
case of onortunity "
Mrs. Kaber Fed Her
Hubby Green Fruit
House Maid Asserts
Illy AMMOi'lnted PreMM)
Cleveland, O., June 30. Miss Era
ma Wagner, a housemaid employed
in the Kaber home until ten aayverafre was $..00 pi.r b0Xi but theji" will r.pen.l the night beiore thei
before Daniel F. Kaber was mur- C,op that year was Qny 8,400,000! battle hift not even be-in revealed to
dered two years ago, was question-;, . . f ' 'Ithe champion.
ed by attaches of the prosecutor's
omce today, -wiss nagner torn "i ,the shipments totalled 9,571,314 boxes
seeing green peaches being prepared;,. .... w ,.:,. nf nnlv ,s nr
for Kaber and, according to Assis-
tant County Prosecutor Thobaben,;
of being reprimanded by Mrs. Eva j
Katherine Kaber, widow of the dead :
man, who is on trial cnargea wun
plotting his murder, for making,
comment on the sort of food given
the invalid.
She said Mrs. Kaber induced her
husband to eat strawberries and
chocolates despite that they made
'him desperately ill. There was no
session of court today, a five day
recess having been declared yes
Illy Anmoc iHt'it PrMMl
Ocala, June 30. Mr. and Mrs. R. A.
Burford and their daughters. Misses
Mary and Agnes, have gone to Wash
ington, where they will be joined
by their sons, Robert and Sam of
Birmingham, Ala., and on Thursday
June 30, wllj attend at Arlington
National Cemetery, the funeral of
another son and brother, Second
Lieutenant Wiley H. Burford, Bat
tery A, Seventh FielcL Artillery, who
lost his life in the Voul sector in
January, 1918.
AEE fillS
Twelve Million . Boxes
Shipped Into Other
Total of Exports For
Perishables Was
60,000 Cars
(By AHHOfluteil Pi-omm)
Tampa, June 30. Fruit and vege-
! table shipments from Florida for the
season just drawing to a close to-
tailed, thus far, 60,000 car loads, in
round numbers, this being only car
lot shipments of the total. The citrus
crop accounts for 33615 car loads of
which 12,999 is represented by grape
fruit and 20,618 by oranges, accord
mg to the norma utrus n-xcnange. jreceiving the ,etter state(1.
On the basis of 350 boxes to the! "You may say that the fight will
car, 4,549,650 boxes of grapefruit g0 on and win be conducted absolute
and 7,225,600 boxes of oranges, or a;iv within the law"
total of 11,775,250 boxes of citrus
fruits, are represented in '"lese car
lot shipments. It is probabv .'at the
broken lot shipments and iifdividual
boxes would account for at least
enough to make a tott of 12,000,000
boxes of citrus fruit shipped out of
the state.
Makes A New Kecord
The statement of the Florida Citrus
Exchange that approximately 12,000,
boxes of citrus frui twere shinned
out of the state the season just clos-' after a day of loafing and fro
ing indicates a new record. The s.tate-j licking around the house which has
ment of the exchange does not tell j been his home for eight weeks, went
the average price, but it is reason-.10 bed .at 9:30 tonight with his mind
iable to suppose that it equalled that;" peaceful as a five year old boy's,
- - I
!of "t year' which was $3'90 Per'
'box, and on a shipment of 9,200,000 1
boxes totalled $30,880,000 for the
CTOp, .
According to statistics in posses-
sion of The News the figures an -
nounced by the Florida Citruir-- i-
change make a new record 'foPth'e
state, as the crop of 1919-1920 was
the largest ever shipped. Top prices !
were received in 1918-1919 when the !
vious years, except 1914-1915 when:
. vie,im the on S 1 4.-
U'crned. He
I?cnonAf4 'V ArrrmAn .rLpnivh of th
JqJ) DOtHer Bank
Ol (Jver JflblMfjU
iKy .iMHi'W-Atnt Vrvmt
u;c..q..i. v r i,.r.o in
Reports brought hertoday through j
railway men say tnew.an at uroi-1
toes, Va, was broken into Wednesday
night and $50,000 s'olen
! escaped from the Roanoke jail, it is
j said, are suspected of being con-
nected with the affair,
IHy AMnHnt.l
Clearwater, June 30 The Indian
Beach hotel, south of this city, has
been selected as the Young Women's
Christian Association camp from
August 1 to 15, it has been announc
ed here. The camp will be for girls
of grade and high school age from
all Y. W. C. A. clubs in Pinellas
county. Mrs. Harriet Byrnes of
Tampa will be director of the camp.
permit granted
ends III doubt
as to'big bout
Dempsey a'pd Carpentier
' End Training and
Wait Zero Hour
'.By AM40ilntel PrenH)
Jersey City, jJune 30. Chairman
Robert L. Doherjiy, of the New Jersey
boxing commission, tonight issued
the permit for the Carpentier-Demp-sey
contest to he New Jersey Ath
letic Club and feorge L. (Tex) Ric
kard. j
The issuance- of the permit and
the statement 'of Prosecutor Garvan
hat he will not present the com
plaint of the International Reform
Bureau to the grand jury unless fur
ther evidence" ofa conspiracy is pre
sented, virtually disposes of all le
gal difficulties in the way of the con
test. '
Jim Savage, Phil Ehrhardt, Dan
ny Sullivan, Jimmy De Forest nad
John Williams today were appointed
referees for thj preliminary bouts.
Dr. Wallace Pyld, J. R. Comoran and
L. Hellstern were appointed as the
physicians to examine the boxers be
fore they entered the -ring.
Dr. Wilbur Fr' Crafts, of the In
ternational ; Reform Bureau, in a
letter to Governor Edwards made pubr
lie today, demnr,$d that ,je,prevent
thlk hnnfr ClrwnmnT Tpdwnivla Kofnro
In his letter Dr. Crafts declared
the governor would find himself in
an awkward position if he attended
the fight and it turned out to be a
crime. Dr. Crafts also wrote Gov
ernor Sproull, of Pennsylvania, who
has been invited to the fight, as the;
guest of Governor Edwards, asking I
him to stay away.
Dempsey Spends Day Loafing
Atlantic City, June 30 Jack Demp
rr, j v - t
T"m"rrow l,ie champion, and his j
Party will leave for Jersey to rest)
! called to lex Kictard s arena
jto defend the highest honors of the
Prize ring against Ueorges tajpen
ltle1'. champion ot Europe, ine nour
the champion's departure tomor-
I row was a jruardod secret. Not even
'his immediate handlers had been, in-
formed. The location of the private i
ioence in Jersey City whore Demp-
Whi'e many person- have worked
It""' into a
i cii.T.ient over the
condition of ex
coming contest,
Championship is at
jsta'.;e. ai)narr.:ly was tliii least con
;.it on the broad front
house this afternoon
Benjamin, one of his
cuffing Joe
sparrring partners, ami joking with
plnQ -frinnrl One Vi pliimnnrl a
jheaulock, a punishing wrestling hold
on the unsuspecting Benjamin and
squeezed until the latter yelled with
xhft ony ti,re any mt,ntion of the
fi,,H was ma(io when ,
rain soaked
wheel and
lhe menl,...,j t- . tu u0,:. ..in
are you going to let Crp 1st, Jck?"
"Wait for 4S hours more and I'll
tell you," the champion replied with
a grin. " '
Carpentier GlaJ It Is Over
Manhasset, June 30. Georges Car
pentier finished his long training
stunt this afternoon, breathed a sigh
of relief and said he was glad it was
over. He added that he felt better
han he ever had brfore a fight.
Despite a heavy rain that fell
throughout the day Georges worked
hard and when he finished training,
Gus Wilson announced that the chal-
lenger waaon edge. Af 9 o'clock this i
Democrats Say It Leads
All in Rate Since
Civil War
Amount to Be Raised Is
In Excess of All Ever
Spprlnl to the Nt'WM
Washington, June 30. Sharply
conflicting views as to the tax bur
den to be imposed on the American
people by the administration's tariff
bill were expressed today by repub
lican and democratic leaders of the
Counting the free list the average
duty rate was estimated' by Chair-
man Fordney,, of thR ways and means
committee, at between 18 and 20 per
cent, compared with the 18.55 Payne
Aldrich average and 6 per cent, un
der the present Underwood measure.
Mr. Fordney insisied however, that
the average after an accurate esti
mate would range lower than the
Payne-Aldrich schedule.
Taking issue with the chairman,
Representative Garner, Texas, rank
ing democrat on the committee, de-1
clared the rates, considering the Am-;
eYican valuation provisions, were j
i .i i : ,. w;flF kill
nigner umn u.use ... i ... -"where an(i that ahe bore him two
passeu Dy congress sinc-t- l.ic im.
war. Quoting statements of republi
cans that the bill, if passed as writ-
ten, would bring in about $700,000,
000 annually. Mr. Garner charged
this meant an additional cost of at
least $2,000,000,000 and that the
'larger portion of this burden would
fall upon the actual necessities of
Mr. Fordney had announced early
the dav that he would issue a
statement showing in detail some of
the essential provisions of the bill and
clearing up many points of difference
but a rush of work, he later said,
made it impossible.
IHy AMtMM'lHted IrMl
Washington, June 30. Objections
to house reductions in the naval ap
propriation bill today tied up the
measure in the senate and with all
appropriations expiring with the fis
cal year at midnight tonight caused
a technical lapse in funds.
Final disposition of the bill tomor
row was the aim and hope of leaders
of both the senate and house, but
they were prepared to rush thruogh
tin pmpvirenrv resolution continuing
present naval appropriation, should
the deadlock contnue. I
morning Carpentier, accompanied by '
three of his training partners, hur- j Ceed the actual amoOnt appropriat
ed off to the woods. They poggedjed, the President said if the letter
for a while and when caught in a ; 0f the act' were followed a grave in
heavy shower found shelter in an, justice might be done in the dismis
old barn. Here Georges shadow boxed j sai 0f men who enlisted under a de
for half an hour and performed j finite contract.
acrobatic stunts, utilizing a rafter i
for his horizontal bar.
After lunch Georges went to the
gymnasium and worked for half an
hour. When he finished he jumped j
on the scales and tipped the beam
at 172 pounds. He appeared delight-
ed and remarked that this was the
heaviest ne naa ever Deen Deiore a
Gay Old Banker Refuses
to Peach on Former
Show Girl
(By AiMovlnted Prcas)
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., June 30. Six
more hours of cross examination
failed today to break the silence of
James A. Stillman, wealthy New York
banker, on every matter having re
ference to his relations with Florence
H. Leeds, former Broadway show
girl, named by Mrs. Ann U. Stillman
in her affirmative defense against her
husband's suit for divorce.
All day long Mr. Stillman replied
to question afj:er question in one set
way "I refuse to answer on the
ground that it might tend to incrimi
nate me." Only on a few occasions
did Mrs. Stillman's lawyers succeed
in bringing an informative answer.
Mr. Stillman answered their ques
tions only when they referred to
tSfts of jewelry to his wifn.
Ton'ght it. was announced that the
cross examination of the banker had
been completed. He will return to
the itness chair tomorrow, how
ever,,' if his attorneys i obtain Refe
ree Gleason's permission , for redirect
nvamitinHnTi nti RiiHtpcta imrrtWTd
radfiltlf-the' c'ro'ss'-fexanMhatron'.'ft-'wat
said that Mrs. Stillman's lawyers
would complet etheir case against
Mr. Stillman tomorrow so that all!
future hearings would be devoted to i
her counter attack.
An indication of the nature of this
counter attack came today in ithe
numerous questions which Mr. Still
man refused to answer. These in
quiries sought to bring out that the
banker was intimate with Mrs. Leeds
in New York, Long Island, on board
his yacht, the "Modesty" and else-
children, Jay Leeds, 33 months old,
and another, who died at birth in
The defense also sought to have
the witness say that he showered
Mrs. Leeds with jewelry, bought her
fur coats, purchased an expensive
apartment for her in New York, es
tablished two trust funds of $150,-
OOO aat'Yt fur tli fnrniwr chnw cirl.
jam) her anf) himsef objected
going to Europe last year, and the
year before, because to do so would
have separated him from this wo
men. NTS
W'oiliinrftiin .Tim. .10 PrtJQidnTit
Harding signed today the annual
army appropriation bill directing re
.luctinn of the regular army to 150,
000,000 men by October 1, but at the
same time advised congress that, in
his opinion, further legislation might
be required to relieve the govern
ment of the embarrassment of vio
lating its obligations to enlisted men
whose discharge the reduction will
make necessary.
Because of a provision in the bill
forbidding the war department to ex
"The secretary of war", said the
President in his message to congress
"will seek to avoid the creation of
any deficit, but if a probable deficit
develops in a just procedure to re-
duce our enlisted forces I will re
port to the congress at the earliest
possible day and ask it to relieve
the embarrassment of the secretary
of war."
6r(?orf Morning
. The deril never tempted a man
who . h efound Judiciously em
ployed. Spurgeon.
Thomaston Citizens Is
sued Statement With
Dorsey Letter
Retiring Executive Has
Hard Time Proving
(By AHMoclated Prvfnl
Thomaston, Ga., June 30. A let
ter from former Governor Dorsey
withdrawing charges made in his
pamphlet, "The Negro in Georgia,"
regarding treatment of Ed White and
his family, negroes, was made public
here today by Dr. A. H. Black, chair
man, and four other members ,of
mj.iit,tee which,,wa4 appointed at a..
mass meeting to take up the case, v
The committee statement said that
knowing the charges made in the'
pamphlet issued by Mr. Dorsey, while'
governor, were "absolutely false and
misleading" they had pledged "unim
peachable affidavits" to refute them, '
The letter, signed June 23, while Mr.
Dorsey was still governor, was made
public as follows: :
"After giving the matter full con
sideration I beg to say that you seem
to have made out your case, so far
as some of the allegations in the
pamphlte are concerned. I feel com
pelled to accept the testimony offer-,
ed in the matter of the treatment of
Ed White and his family in the jail
and concerning the time when the
wife and children of Ed White left
Upson county. You were justified, al
so, in objecting to the sentence in
my statement which reads the edu
cation of his chidlren and the sue-,
cess of his thrift, seem to be the
sole offense of the negro.' I have al-
ready acknowledged, in public my
exceptanee of Judge Seacy's state
ment denying the report of his hav
ing said the negro would be put on
the chain gang.
Considering all the circumstances
and the impracticability within a
reasonable time qf threshing out
these details itseems fair to you,
and best all round, simply to with
draw cases 121 to 123 county No. 21
(referring to Ed White of Upson co
unty, Ga.)
The committee's statement con-
cluded stating there never had
been a lynching in Upscn county.
That two white women had been at
tacked and in one case the criminal
was never caught and in the other,
he was arrested and legally hanged.
Peaceable and satisfactory relations
between the races are said to exist
in the county.-
of Aviator
Is Recovered In
Chesapeake Bay
Illy AMuvfnted PrrMl
Hampton, Va., June 30. The body
of Captain Howard Douglas, who
lost his life last week when an aero
plane colided with a machine driven
by Lieut. M. J. Plumb, was this af
ternoon taken Out of Chesapeake
Bay a short distance from where the
accident occured. The bodyof Lieut.
Plumb was recovered the following
day. Captain Douglas' body willtbe
sent tomorrow to Washington and
later will be sent to his former home
in California.' ',"' ' ' . . '
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