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THE LAKELAND EVENING TELEGRAM Published in the Best Town in the Best Part of the Best State. mi LAKELAND, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1911 No. 15 MIIQIIAKE IM SWITZERLAND IIREEI CARS SHAKEN FROM IEACKS. BUT NO LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED tl'.y Associated Press.) P.-'-af. Switzerland, Nov. 17. A riolent earthquake was felt through out Switzerland yesterday evening, Vud was .ollowed by leaaer quakes. ;0 casualties were felt in Geneva, ireet cars were derailed and many omon fainted from fear. McNAMARA JURYMEN. (By Associated Press. ) I. Angeles. Calif., Nov. 17. Two W. jurors, making a total of five, w, !v fworn In the McNamara trial. Jrhc two jurors are William J. An drew, a nonunion carpenter, and J. I. Sexton, farmer. s.x permanent jurors, possibly ..'it-n. were in sight when counsel fathered to purge the full Jury box. by peremptory challenges of tales- Wt: they consider unfit to try James tt! MVXamara for murder In connec tion with the Los Angeles Times, 'xplosion. Tho State challenged peremptorily ,wo men and the defense' four, leav ing ieven in the box. The defense fa eleven peremptory challenges lft, and the State six. TAMPA MAN DISAPPEARS. Tampa, Nov. 17. Officials aro fiystified over the strange disappear nee of Key L. Dlalack. assistant orcman of the typographical depart- turn of the Morning Tribune, whose lothiDR was found on the bank of lie Hillsborough river at Sulphur bpriliCS vesterriar. nvnatnttlnr of lie river yesterday failed to bring lae body t0 the surface, and certain bid circumstances In the case are '! that it is generally believed V- suicide was merely "faked." li'alack was last Been Monday when he appeared to be In p Prfid humor, except that he said Vis going to Memphis, Tenn., to f 't' rs the funeral of a brother. He -1 to have been in a downcast po'd for several days, however, and p 1'tt.rs found in the clothing on " river bank states that he com-itt.-j the rash act because the 'hn!e world seemed to be against 'n. with the love of his sweetheart M friends turning against him. TV tore of these letters, one of vhi h if addressed "To the World In neral and the Newspapers," and ''icates an unbalanced mind, and. far as is known, none of the Wirile? at which hp hint a are tril. i Ar.ther letter addressed to Council- can Herman Regener, a member of th. Ulnr-MiiUn.l .l.. !...' burial benefit be secured from mion and given to his aunt In '- ' it V if Ma 1,. lo fAn.J Tho .... ...a wvu J to IVUI1II. X tiws a loophole and strengthens ',, mat nip BliUlUt i ao r farriod out or intended. n--. TWELFTH NIGHT" WILL BE PRESENTED TONIGHT twelfth Night", with May Stew :r the leading role, will be the rii 'in tonight at the Herron the " d it is expected that a large d will be In attendance to rpienaia snaxespearean "- ticn. T-" attraction is one worthy the 1 :-t:on of the most critical nlav- "t: is numing tawary or 'P about the production or cast. ,s Unnuestionabtir ntiA nf the -iauuraieiV stand nrnriiirtinne 0 l"? offered this noun a tti " ven to the least Important ? has been selected with the ut- care. The management is nee- ily limited 0 k will be the dramatic event of ai season. ROOSEVELT CANDIDATE SO SAYS MACK (By Associated Press.) Detroit, Mich., Nov. 17. Norman Mack, chairman of the Democrat ic National Committee, said in an interview: "Roosevelt to now an avowed candidate for the Republican nomination; it will be a race with Taft in the convention." TAMPA MAY HAVE AVIATION MEET Tampa, Nov. 16. The Lindsey Hopkins Aviation Company Is desir ous of having a winter meet in Tam pa from December 15 to April 1, and have written Secretary Powell of the Board of Trade relative to 'wheth er they could secure the old fair grounds free of charge for such pur poses and also as to lite kind of buildings and condition of simo at the grounds. MORE TROUBLE IN MEXICO U. S. TROOPS WILL BE KEPT Oft BORDER TO PRESERVE ORDER. (Cy Associated Press.) Washington, D. C, Nov. 17. Danger of another formidable revo lutionary movement lu Mexico has caused the suspension of return to their home stations of American troops sent to the border during the revolution. The government fears further trouble, and every precau tion will be taken to Insure neutrali ty. CHANGE NECESSARY IN ANTI-TRUST LAW By Associated Press.) Washington. D. . Nov. 17. Changes in the Sherman anti-trust law to prohibit such reorganization an that sanctioned In the American Tobacco Company case to prevent such delays in the prosecution as in the beef trust hearing, were declared necessary by Senator Cummins at a hearing before Uie Senate Inter state Commerce Committee. Cum mins said: "In my opinion the Sher man Anti-Trust Law will not main tain competition, and ought to be amended and strengthened." He referred to the possible limita tion of capital, divorcing the man ufacturing business from sources of supplies and transportatioH elements as changes that will lead to better conditions. FARMERS' TRAIN AT DELAND DeLand. Nov. 17. The farmers' Institute Train left this city this morning at 10 o'clock bound for Oakland, Clermont and Sanford. reaching the latter point at 7:40 p. r.i., this evening. This train will reach lakeland next Wednesday, November 23rd. at three o'clock in the afternoon and will remain until eight o'clock Thursday morning, when it will leave for Plant City. TRUSTS LINE UP IN BIG LEGAL BATTLE (By Associated Press. Chicago, Ills.. Nov. 17. Armed with heavy legal ammunition, a small army of lawyers engaged in the battle over the constitutionality of the criminal provision of the Sherman anti-trust law. again ap peared before Judge Kohlsaat today in a hearing involving the rights of indicted meat packers. FIGHTING AT CHANG CHOW OVER A THOUSAND KILLED AND INJURED TWO MISSIONAR IES ARE MURDERED (By Associated Press.) Amoy, China, Nov. 17. Interior towns in the southern half of Fo Kein province have been abandoned by the Imperial officials and are ap pealing to the revolutionists to send magistrates to preserve order. Na tives estimate that there were over a thousand casualties up to yesterday evening In three days' fighting at Shang Chow. TWO MISSIONARIES MURDERED IN CHINESE MISSION (By Associated Press.) Victoria, B. C, Nov. 17. Canad ian maru brought the news of the murder of two foreign missionaries, one a Canadian Methodist, the other an American Methodist, at the mis sion in Se Chuen. The names were not ascertained. Both of the vic tims were stabbed, DEMONSTRATIONS MADE BY FOREIGN TROOPS (fly Associated Press.) liondo.- N'rtv. 17. A dispatch from Tien Tsin tut the British, French and Russioti troop made separate demonstrations there by parading the streets. MABEL PAIGE COMING. Mabel Paige and her popular play ers will be here next Wednesday and Thursday nigbu. Tht following is what the Jacksonville Times Union has to say about this excellent com pany: The funniest of all the comedies In which Miss Paige has ever ap peared In Jacksonville, is the delect able farce. "Billy." K very body will remember the story of the great football hero. who. having lost his four front upper teeth in a desper ately contested inter-collegiate game, follows' up that calamity by losing his false set, just as he .embarks for a voyage aboard the same viFsel with his sweetheart and her moth er, and consentient ly necomes stuttering, lisping Imbecile every time he attempts ot speak without the missing molars. This comedy has been selected for the opening attraction on account of the fact that records of its previous presentation in Jacksonville show it to have been patronized by the larg est crowds who came to see anyone single offering of Miss Paige Curing her last stock engagement in this city. Many regular patrons came to see "Billy" three and four times and no one who has ever seen it will want to miss the chance to see it again. Prices 2.ic. ..ic. and 7.c Tickets now on sle at Huron's store. WAILES CLAIM TAKEN UNDER ADVISEMENT Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. K. Spe cial! The Wailes ease was argued today before the supreme court of the state of Florida, by Attorney General Trammell. representing the comptroller, who In turn represents the state, and Congressman Frank Clark for Colonel Wailes, on an ap peal from Judge Malone's denial of mandamus proceedings to compel the comptroller to audit and settle the Wailes claim for 15 per cent com mission on collection of the Indian war claims from the national govern ment for the state ot Florida. The court took the matter under advisement. BEST ORANGES SINCE fREEZE CROPS SOMEWHAT OVERESTI MATED, BUT QUALITY UNSURPASSED. Tampa, Fla.. Nov. 16. "There are three ways of estimating the citrus crop In any year," says W. C. Temple of the Citrus Exchange. "First, In December estimating the coming year's crop by the amount of bearing wood in the groves. Secondly, by estimating the fruit on the trees at the different stages of development of the fruit. This second method Is usually subdivided in three stages. Once in June or July when all the various spring and summer blossom ings have set, again in September when the fruit has arrived at a suf ficient size to closely estimate the sizes at which the fruit will run; and Justly, lu November, when a suf ficient amount of groves have been picked to check against the estimates ou those particular groves the actual results in fruit picked. "Thfr.lK Clio uHllmufu mnHa uftutt the entire crop is shipped, which is the only truly accurate olio and the, 0"4 lu which most of the guegsers plum themselves ou their judgment. "The estimates made last Decem ber on the amount of bearing wood in the Florida groves tended to show that barring setbacks Florida would chip for her 1911-12 crop thirty thousand cars of citrus fruits and under normal conditions of weather this estimate would have been very dose. The late frosts of February 22. in conjunction with the very early bloom In connection with the total rainfall of only a little over an Inch for the three months of Jan uary, February and March, howe- iver, almost entirely destroyed the brilliant prospects from the first bloom. "The estimates made In June and July tended to show that the crop was apparently between live and six million Ixixes for the year. The Sep tember examination and reports went to show that the June and July es timates IismI been entirely too hlll und a revisi.rf estimate based on the September examination showed the crop would not exceed from four to four and n half million boxes, all told, for the season. In November, when the h'i k estimates were possi ble from the fact that many groves were entirely stripped and the results could be compared with the esti mates, the estimates tend to show that a further revision Is necessary an none of the proves picked as much fruit as were estimated by about one- third, which would make it appear at the present tune that the total Florida crop of oranges and grape fruit for th season 1911-12 Is only from three to three and a half mil lion boxes. The fruit, however, both oranges and grapefruit. Is of the Pnest quality, flavor and Juiciness that thf state has ever produced since the big freeze. Nearly one half of the entire crop is not of the first bloom, but of later blooms, which Fhould not ! shipped until 8fter the holidays, so there will not b: available for the Thanksgiving and holiday trade this year to exceed a million and thrce-ciuarters to two million boxs. as against nearly three million boxes last year, and four mil lion boxes the preceding year. There fore, people who have oranges to sell should bear this extreme shortage in mind and not be In a hurry to let their fruit go at any old price. "Some of the irresponsible dealers who have obtained their fruit some where and by some means, known best to themselves, are today selling oranges at a dollar five, f. o. b. pack ing house for fruit that the exchange is readily receiving from $2 to $2.25 . o. b. Backing house. The big op- rators, however, are getting In VESSELS IN DISTRESS SIGHTED TODAY (By Associated Press.) Chatham, Mass., Nov. 17. Three vessels were sighted flying distress signals off Monomoy Point at dawn today. One was ten miles out. an other anchored off Great Point Rip with two men lashed in the rigging. The third vessel was towed by a rev enue cutter to Hyannis. A heavy gale was blowing. BARTOW HAS NEW BANK The Citizens Bank was opened at Bartow for business Tuesday in the newly prepared building just across from the Court House, recently va cated by F. Ms Teets. All the fin- Ishing toucher have not yet bee n given to uv interl'M, bus In a few more days it will preset. a very handsome appearance. The manage ment expresseu much sntisfaction ov er the encouragement being given this new institution. TRYING THOSE BRUTAL KANSANS MEN WHO TARRED SCHOOL TEACHER TO ANSWER FOR THEIR CRUELTY. I By Associated Press.) Lincoln Center, Kansas, Nov, 17. Twelve Jurymen, subject to chal lenge, sat in the box when the case of Sherrill Clark, brother of Everett Clark, who has already plead guilty, A. N. Syms, and John Schmidt were called in the district court. All are charged with assault and battery in connection with the tarring of Mary Chamberlain. No women are allow ed In the court room. INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER MATTERS (By Associated I'ress. Washington, II. C, Nov. 17. The next move looking to a voluntary dissolution of the International Har vester Company rests with the cor poration. Negotiations lictwoeii the department of Justice and the com pany have Im-cii temporarily sus pended, pending the ait ion of the company's olliclals upon the depart ment's objection lo the disintegra tion plan proposed by the company's representatives. ILLUSTRATED LECTURE. Is there any body of women or men in lakeland Interested enough In the "White Slave" question ready to take an active part in arranging for a scries of lectures illustrated giving undisptitable facts regarding "White Slavery" and its attending diseases, that Is reaching into nearly every home, and makes mil lions of innocent women and chil dren its unconscious victims every year? If so I would like to meet them. I have studied this question for years and have lec tured to mixed audiences ami to "women only" and to "men only". 1 will be in Lake land two weeks cm this visit and here again several times during tb' winter. JOHN Q.-GAUNKR. M. ! EIGHTEEN MEN LOSE LIVES IN WRECK (By Associated Press.) Quebec, Que., Nov. 17 - Eighteen men lost their lives last night when the Norweigian bark, Antigua, was driven ashore at Martha River. touch with the situation and are stiffening their prices so as to bring them more in line with the exchange quotations." SYNOD IS IN SESSION PRESBYTERIANS OF THE STATE HAVE ASSEMBLED AT GAINESVILLE. Gainesville, Nov. 17. The Pres byterian Synod of Florida met in the First Presbyterian church of this city on Tuesday evening, the 14th ofA November, at 7:30 o'clock. In the absence of Dr. K. P. Mickel, of Madison, who has Removed to I'nion Point, Ga., Dr. J. C. Tims, of Tampa, the last moderator present, presided, and preached the opening sermon. After the sermon officers wee elected, as follows: Moderator - Rev. J. W. Purse, D. I).. of Palatka. Temporary Clerk I.. It. Lynn, of Jacksonville. Reading Clerk Rev. J. L. Irvin, of Jacksonville. Dr. W. B. Y. WilUie. of Dunedin, holds the position of stated clerk for ? period of five years, beginning with 1910. There' I? a large representation present, and the session will con tinue through tomorrow. This afternoon at :!::i(t o'clock the ladies of the Presbyterian church gave the members of the Synod an automobile rldo around the city, going, among other places, to the Slate Experiment Station and the University of Florida. The reports of the Presbyteries show about ninety churches and fifty live ministers in the state, with a membership of communicants num bering about three thousand. By a unanimous vote the Synod, on Wednesday, selected DeLand as the place of the next meeting, and Tuesday, November 12, 1912, as the time. Two very interesting Tact re ported to the Synod are the gift by Miss M. II. Conkey, of Clearwater, of her home, "llomelscher, con taining, besides the magnificent pri vate residence, several cottages, for the use of the Synod as "The Florida Synndlcal Orphans' Home." The estate is valued at more than f.r0,000 The Synod appointed a special com mittee to take It over for the pur Hse given. Rev. L. It. Lynn reported as trus tee of the Thornwell Orphanage, at Clinton, S. C, that by some recent gifts, especially that of Colonel John J. Kagan, of Atlanta, Ga., that the orphanage had more than $75,000 endowment, and was thus more than ever able to do the great work which has made the place famed. Today is being devoted largely to bearing of reports from committees and tomorrow will be given over to general business. CREAT0RE S BAND WILL NOT COME TO LAKELAND Mr. II. T. Ilerron received a tele gram Ibis morning (nun Creatore'. Band, stating that tliej- bad cancel ed all dates in the South, and would therefore, not apwar in this city as advertised on next Friday evening. NEW GROCERY WAGON FOR W. P. PILLANS The grocery establishment of W. P. Pillans is putting on airs right today, having placed on the streets this morning a brand new up-to-date delivery wagon, just from the shop of F. B. Terrell, one of the best wagon makers in the South. The wagon is handsomely painted, and is made according to the Ideas of Mr. Pillans. who planned every detail in connection with its con struction, thus giving him a wagon which is up-to-date in every particular.