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HE LAliELAND EVENING II Published in the Best Town in the Best Part of the Best State. No. 129. LAKELAND, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 1912. MIES illtl QUALIFIED L ALL COUNTY CANDI- Uhowillbevoiwi v IN PRIMARY. ... M.ril l.-The time :.Mwi to qualify for Mli at noon today, rl , '. the following -cau- : , .jiiiiliod: 'uuive-W. B. It. Uob ;,.,. and R. W. Hancock, judge-W. S. Preston T ;i:UIU 11. ,.;:,; Attorney K. . c. Johnson and W, Jr. .... v i!. childs and J oh a Court J. M' Ulucher Wil- . !..I!1S,U1. J ,, .s UI1d U S. Morrow. ,or W. Thorop j lu.vuton and Lewis NV. .. . c t frnm. and F. Marlon uanier. . ...i .... PiitHi Instruc- ! 1 1 'MUi'iii. Kirk and C. A. ranter. .,., i T. Hancock. T. Hamm and fivaMiivr J. Wbiddi-Il. j;iliisor Registration al.. (,nnnissH)iu'r. i No. 1 H. S -P JIB. I. S. MORROW. CANDI- DATE FOR CLERK OF COURT. Mr. L. S. Morrow, of Pierce, mali litd yesterday as a candidate for clerk of the Circuit Court of Polk lounty, and his r.nnouticement vvi'.I be found in today s issue of this pa per. Mr. Morrow has been a ci'.izen 0, Polk county 1'or twenty-two years. having been a resident of Lakeland, where lie was in the mercantile busi ness a pert ion u: the time. Probably r.o man in the county who has not been in public life is more widely and favorably ktuv . n. il is a .-iu- ict'sfui business man and tho:ou:ihly iitpahle of giving a hi.-h c!::s:; of service as clerk, and undoubtedly he would (ill the ollice to the entire sat isfaction of all the citizens. FLOODS RENDER MANY HOMELESS LEVEE BREAKS AT HICKMAN, KY., AND TOWN IS INUNDATED. CONFESSES TO MURDER OE DR. HELEN KNABE (By Associated Tress.) Portsmouth, X. 11.. April 2 - A photograph of Seth Nichols, a sailor, who, according to police, confessed he was paid fifteen hundred dol lars to murder Dr. Helen Knalie in Indianapolis, last October, and a copy of the aliened confession was mailed to Indiana authorities today. BISHOP SELLEW IN TOWN. Whli'len, D. t n 2-J. U. Pylant, V , n ;! A. J. Lewis, B. F. A T. Mann. ! .. 4 .1. Kverett Bryant, Howard. John C. Clark. , y,. T. F. Holbrook. S. ...,y. i:. .1. Yates, X. A. Rig- rs S. hcol Board: i .Vi. l J. W. Keen, t No. 2- K. M. Law. N. C. Owens. of the Peace: t n.i. -J. T. Minor, t No. --It. E. Thomas. ; No lo; J. P. Thompson, f No is H. J. Koerner, t No 2 Aaron Simmons, t No. 10 Dan Marshall. I rs State Executive Commit- II gh and Max Relf. Todays Proceeding!. K Na., April 2, 1812. Clr- Irt convened at 9 o'clock this .owing are the names of the fry ho are to serve this a P. Thomas. W. C. Zlpprer. Keilt, Curtis Langford, C. A. e. Linger, Earl L. Haskins, ark. J. H. Fortner W. A. k E. E. Davis, W. M. Winn, Hilton, II. L. Lanier, Leon Hush Angle, T. M. Prlne. A 'tr.ire of fifty has been or " t xt week. i ut is engaged today in the t!i case of John D. Moore ! K It. Co. The damages $2r,,ooo. Thomas Palm- represents the plaintiff, Mi.;iii & Carter, of Tampa, ,; It is alleged on the ' i-laijitiff that in a col uvo trains on the W. 1 was injured through of the defendant. Many of the people of Lakeland, who heard Bishop W. A. Sellew last February in the Gospel tent, will be pleased to know that he is in town and will preach tonight in the Free Methodist church, corner Magnolia and .North Kentucky avenue. RETURNS SLOW FROM AUBAMAPRiMARIES (By Associated Press.) Birmingham, April 2. Returns from the Democratic primary are still slowly coming in. It Is now known that Congressmen Ilobson and Rich ardson have been renominated. The race for Congressman-at-large be tween John W. Abercrombie and V. B. Atkins is still close. (By Associated Press.) Hickman, Ky., April 2. Dawn re vealed awe.--.cme colors in the scene ut' the delu;:e that obliterated the landi- apc around here last night, v iicii tli,- lim a waters of the Missis sippi broke through the west Hick man levee, and pinned a muddy cui ri nt civilly u et deep through the I ut-i!ie!-s streets of the town. Two thousand persons are honie- b.-s, and the railroads are under wi- tir. Much of the food supply has been carried away. Those driven from their homes are being cared for by persons on iii.uh lands and in ten's sent by the State" militia department. The waters are due to a rise of an other two feet. The property loss will reach one huudred and fifty thou sand dollars, principally falling on the railroads. FLOODS AWAKEN TAfT'SJNTEREST ASKS CONGRESS FOR AN IMMEDI ATE APPROPRIATION TO CHECK FURTHER DAMAGE. I By Associated Press.) Washington, April 2.- President Tatt took action today to bend the eiietsies of the government toward slopping the threatened Hoods in the Missouri and Mis.-issippi valleys. Aft er a conference with war department ollWials ami Senators and Congress no u iroin the States touching th at reams, be sent a message to Con gress urging an immediate appropria tion of live hundred thousand dol lars for strengthening the levees and trying to prevent further Hood dam age. More than lott.oon pounds of Span ish mackerel were shipped from Fort Pierce last Tuesday and Wednesday, ILLINOIS WOMEN MAY TAHnT UftlV NOT TELL THEIR AGES. tUUIII 111! If 'Chicago, April I. -Illinois women may not be required to toll their at.e in court liter ,he next sessio-i of C..' Legislature. Representative John Crillin, of Chicago, said last night that he would introduce a bill in the I., j-islatti'-. which would reform this point in court procedure. The idea. he said, was suggested to ll i 111 when! IN SESSION SPRING TERM OF POLK CIRCUIT COURT CONVENED AT BAR TOW YESTERDAY. CANDIDATES HERE ON APRIL lOril MISSISSIPPI LEVEES HOLDING M (By Associated Press.) Memphis, April 2. While the flood situation has been aggravated tv continue", rains yesterday and last night, no breaks in the levees along the Mississippi have been reporter tc the levee board officials, and they express confidence that they w! able to hold the main line levees in this district. April 10 Will lie a big day In Lakeland, as on this date all county and State candidates will b Invited to be here and address the voters of Polk county on the issues of the day. There will be a big dinner for all in Muim park, everybody having been invited to bring well lilted bas kets. Another attractive feature of the occasion will be music which will be furnished throughout the day by the l akeland Citizens' band. The speaking will probably begin. in the morning and continue through the afternoon and night. The candi dates' picnic is being gotten up and arranged by the Loyal Order of Moose whose guests the candidates will be on that day. They desire to an nounce that all State and county can didates who will be present either in person or by proxy, will confer a fa vor on the program committee if they will at once write to F. A. Me Daniel of this city, who Is chairman ol the program committee, apprising him of the hour they will arrive, In order that the program may be ar ranged In advance and everything systematically carried out. STATE CANDIDATES SPOKE AT BARTOW Bartow. April 2. A large crowd of voters assembled in the opera house yesterday at.. -moon to l.-ir spcakuij; L& candidates for State ollices. Hays Lewis, of Mai ianna, spoke for W. II. Milton, for governor; W. J. Sears of Klsslniinee, for John W. Watson, for governor, a id ,lo!n S. Edwards, ol Lakeland, for Park Trammel), for governor. Claude L'Kngle was p.' it em -ind spoke tor himself, making one of his characteristic speeches. But the chief attraction was m: ioint debate between Herbert S. Phil lips and Stephen M. Sparkman, can c'.idatcs for Congress from this dis trict. Mr. Phillips spoke lirst. .Mr. Sparkman followed. The speaker were courteous to each other, but at the same time each, at times, scored bis opponent. Bartow, April 2.- The spring term das'of the Tenth Judicial Circuit con- here at l' o'clock yesteriay, Judge F. A. Whitney presiding, u it ll the other olliceis (,f the court. Sheriff John Lilian, Stat Attornev J. B. Singleton and Clerk A. B. l-'ergusoti, present. The names of the jury were vailed and grand jury selected. The gran J Jury is composed of the following men: James Carlton. Kufus liauhrson, ' i Wm. Turner, II. i. Black. K. K. (By Associated Press.) . , . , ,, , . ., ., , if ne, chairman; .1. A. Daniel, . P. La Fayette, La.. April 2.- lemen- I.M.. I M I!..,.-. II . I..I-L- - II M tine Barnebet, a negress, con tossed to " "" three of the recent wholesale "ax! Adams, Frank Judy, John Tillman, several school teachers were call witnesses in the Mercy iLimage suit 'veiled against Dean Talbot, of the I niver-1 sity of Chicago. I "I should think all minioscs would i !be satisfied by a woman stating' that! he was of legal age." he said. Tln lavv would not apply to girl.J i ti: 1 s years or younger. NEGRESS CONfESSES WHOLESALE MURDERS murders" of negro, families in south west Louisiana. She said her victims umber twenty. She is under arrest, charged with killing the Kandail family of live persons here last No vember. She said she had procured a conjuring outfit before going on her W. H. McMulleu, C. C. Clark, W. L. Finger, A. J. Albrition. Elbert (lood nian, T. K. Meeks. W. C. Hooson. Judge Whitney charged the Jury very particularly in regard to their itui v to investigate crime, lie la- murderous way. The police think she, ...i i. f.. n,.,i there bad been MIVHIVU vuc is insane. i ,,.. ,.,.,., i Polk county, an The theory of the authorities ha been that the thirty-live negroes, who have been killed, were victims of fa natics or "The Church of Sacrifice," a mysterious negro sect, believing In sacrifice of human life as a means of securing immortality. The woman's confessions in part bear out this theory. i' & CO. BUY COWDERY tXLERTAKIKG BUSINESS. L. W. Cowdery dis- i'i'U riaking business to 'i MU-rtaking Co. Mr. - '-(inducted this business days of Lakeland, hav UNITED STATES HAILS. Cannot Be Used to Spread False Statements of Credit. New York, April 2. A year and thraa tnnnths in the Federal prison !at Atlanta was the sentence imposed upon the first man convicted of the new crime of setting up a false financial rating through use of the i United States mails. Until the recent amendment of see- t'on 21.. of the criminal code tne un lawful use of the mails included only f-andulent Ftock schemes, "get-rich-quick" propositions, etc., but with the conviction of Joseph R. S'hhnben; fnr Kondinsr false statements about the solvency of his business through .u- nrrx-nHf-nt W aS Set. 1 110 TEN REVIVALS FOR METH ODISTS IN THIS CITY. Mr ('. D. dough, who is the corre spondent from Lakeland to the Tam pa Times, sends that paper the fol lowing Interesting Item: "The Methodists of Lakeland are contemplating the idea of establish ing one or two more churches in tne city. The membership or tne rirsi church has grown so rapidly that i is almoBt Impossible for one pastor to look after the flock and if these other churches are established great good will be done. Arrangement', are now being made to have ten re vival meetings held in the? two ex feme ends of town north and south at a near future date and much In terest is being manifested In the scheme." SATIN-LINED COFFIN. In Gotham Hotel Holds Body of Foodie Little Cric Cric. New York, April 2. In a tiny lav ender salln-Iliied coffln in the apart ,.! n.r m K. M. Stokes, at the f Hotel Cumberland, the body of a lit ' tie Viennese poodle, Cric Cric, Is rest- Ing. He will be burled tomorrow at Scarsdale. Cric Cric was born In Paris twelve years ago, was operated upon for a tumor a few days ago, and blood poisoning developed. Mrs. Stokes sent the bedy to an undertaker for embalming. SIDNA ALLEN MAY HAVE LEFT MOUNTAINS. BRILLIANT ENTER TAINERS COJUNU Thursday night the Otterbein Male Quartette comes to lakeland. Commenting on their entertainment at Indlanola, Ind., the Record of that place says: "Friday evening's program was turned over to the Otterbein Ma! Quartette which gave the Chaiitau fiie goers of Indlanola a variety pro gram or song, bell ringing and elocu tion. The most appreciated feature thplr work, no doubt, was their I quartette work. Indlanola loves good j music and when they get something jso much crime in l'olk county, and culled attention to tho unusual num ber of homicides reported. He charged tho Jury to Investigate and llnd out If possible the causo of so much crime, Intimating that in bis opinion it has been caused by the illicit sale of whiskey and the too prevalent car rying of pistols by negroes. The civil docket was sounded and quite a large number of old cases were dismissed for want of prosecu tion. Several cases were set for this week and. for tho third week of the . term. No cases, civil or criminal, (By Associated Press.) (were tried today, .limine, Mexico, April 2. Fight- The criminal docket was sounded ing for the possession of the Import- and It waH found that very lew wu- aut city of Parral began this morn- nessos who had been subpoenaed to irg. (Sen. Cam pa posted his rebels appear were present. The Judge or- lr. Iho hills near the city and an dered attachments issue! for absent witnesses. Threo negro witnesses were committed to Jail for thirty days for railure to answer, and the sheriff has been ordered lo commit some white witnesses to Jail for fail ure to be present. fl Jl TING FOR MEXICAN CITY OE PARRAL artillery duel began. WRECK OH CENTRAL; I MISSIKG, 7 HURT (By Associated Press.) Atlanta, April 2. Central Rail way "Birmingham special rto. .iu, eastbound, was derailed at Pell City, VAST LOSSES AND IDLENESS IN COAL MINING SUSPENSION. t a and only then. The Otterbeins Induing from a reward card sent .iiieiciiiK iiuii i seemed to have just the right con- to Chief of Po ice W'oodward in com- " 1 ... . U stenev of nonu ar and high class with the police of all seaport, I'L.trnintwi Aiiril I. On account of Ala., this morning. Baggage Master tne strike of coal miners today 168, Sam Davis la missing, and seven per- j7r, workers will be Idle In tho an sons are hurt. Mrs. Sterling Smith, thracite field. aAAramm nnt fflven. Is the most Be- k rlously Injured person. Two coaches annually will be kept from the mar- were turnea over. kets. I A proportion of J 1 60,000,000 of EASTERN STARS TO MEET mined value will be kept out of clr- IN JACKSONVILLE Af JUL 1Q. t ulation. i Wages lost In last anthracite Jacksonville. April 2. Elaborate Blrkc, $25,000,000. preparations have been made for tho tpc other losses in tho last an elghth annual session of the Grand thracite strike were estimated by Chapter of the Eastern Star, which Roosevelt's commission as follows: Decrease In coal production, Zl, C.04.IS2 tons. Ih-ereaso in receipts of coal com panies, $lfi,IOO.H)0. Miners' relief fund, $1,K00,000. Decrease: ill coal freight rates, $2X.tMMl,iin. These; flgure-s nhow a loss of uior; than $HHI,00H,MMI. Besiib-s this tbeTe Were: losses SUStaitHel by till! tiiilroad .-workci and tnployc1 in othe-r industries and there was a geti- naralysis in business in a preis- pi-rous se'ction of the State. will convene in this city Wednesday morning, April 10, for a two days session. There will be a reception to delegates in the Masonic Temple at 8: SO o'clock on the night of Tues day, April '.. and the business ses sions will held Wednesday and Thursday. The following invitation has ben issued to th; chapte rs of the; State: "The Cranel Chapter of the Slate of high quality, give th-ir atte ntion of Florida. Order of the Eastern Star, the mails a P.M wlth " p ,Pe ' ...T . J work to make their efforts m..-h ap- Federal authorities will folio it u- ,,UpS the Wglnia authorities are finaii with similar prosecutions. ot so sure that S.dna Allen, one of The. Florida Railroad commission 11 nilnr tr tiiielnAa Vine Icciinff nrners for the UUlSVllie " 'wenty-six years. Cow- and Nashville railroad and the At out his furniture busi- lanta and St. Andrews Bay Railroad :i- possible, and with his Co. to erect and maintain a union z'i to r.onrci, tnr ftio nassnifpf station at Cottondale. HAS NEW FACTORY. Ki-rW and J. B. Smith a patent for the Modern - - ii brush, which they .fa.ture near Lakeland. installing modern ma--"i win be running on full WHISTLES BLOW H VAIN FOR WORKMEN aetiinery tfiey will be "ufacture at the rate of t0 nve thousand per day. (By Associated Press.) Philadelphia. April 2. Colliery whistles in all parts of the anthra- With this.tite coal regions blew at starting time today summoning the men to wora. fct ham of the miners responded. The suspension cf work is complete. vw,rhana ttioco rw.nlilf. frillMMe.el HI1V the Ilillsvi.le U.; outlaws, is .. , , a mountains of that State surrounded, l.v thn nosse pursuing the two re- " . maining men who took part In the; shoot nz un ot tne iiuisviiie. cuun REV. KIRKLAND WILL . RESIGN HIS PASTORATE. 3,987 VOTERS IN TAMPA. up house. This card offers a reward for the capture and conviction of Sidna Al len who has the price of $1,000 set on his head, me cara aiso siaies that there will be not the slightest difficulty in convicting Sidna Allen Exact totals for thn various pre cincts in Tampa have be en compiled by City Clerk Johnson and the reg istration in the city is 3,'JS. In the county the registration books closed yesterday but all the precinc t books will not be In for several days and because the State has at least fifty lit will take a longer time to total the eye witnesses to the tragedy. Tam- j various precincts, many c hanges in pa Tribune. -residence having to be made. Tam pa Tribune. extends fraternal greetinvs ami cor- j dially invites you to attend the eighth annual session which will cem veno in .Masonic Temple. Jackson ville, Wednesday morning, April 10, lit 12. at 10 o'cloek." Miss Azello Eliason Caruther?, Following his sermon at the First Grand Matron, Tampa. ; Congregational c biin h last night, George K. Smith, Grand Patron, ij,.v n ,,.,. Kirkland informed the Daytona. 1 congregation that be; bad received a Arthur If. Carter, Grand Secretary, llllnl!.r f , aiis from southern Con- I Holly Hill. ureKatiemal churches, and that ho de- 'fiired to tender bis resignation sub ject to the action of the church w ciety. He- also informed those pres- QIVAQN I1U TliniV ' "1 that in ,h, vtnt his resignation o if vitti in i uum It is reported that fifty families will soon be located on the lands west iof Eau Gallie. Mr. T. C. Smith la now in charge of the freight warehouse ot the A. C. L, bore. FOUR NEW SENATORS (By Associated Press.) was accepted, it must be remembered that the Tampa church must give i him a three months' notice. Tampa Washington, April 2. Four newTimes. Senators, Catron and Fall, Republic-J Rev. Kirkland has figured in sev ans, of New Mexico, and Smith andt-ral sensational episodes in Tampa, Ashurst, Democrats, of Arizona took on one occasion having been beaten the oath ot office today, making the j by a number of women members Senate membership' ninety-six. (while in the church.