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Published in the Best Town in the Best Part of the Best State. LAKELAND, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 1912. No. 143. feON'S TRIAL m JIM U ASKS CONTINUANCE, AND WlAL TERM WAS CALLED 10 TRY CASE. Flu.. April 16. When ' 'r,,oiiwneU yesterday morning ti ilia J week of court, the case ;a"' li:. M. F. Johnson was called. joi.!ia. it v. ill be remembered. Lu?i,:.r on the charge of hav- fau j tin death or a LaKeiana jE fort Meade last July. The . d'Midaut. W. P. Robertson, found suilty on a similar indict- ring a special term of court it da has been bnn:irv. UUU U1B ce Valtd to the supreme court oi me jut the Johnson case will not be UhI of at this term. The de- REV. BATEMAN ON FATED SHIP. Jacksonville, April 16. The Rev. Robert .1. liateiiiun, pastor of the Central City Mission of this city, was on board the ill-fated seamship Ti tanic, which struck an iceburg ou Sunday night while on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. Miss Ada Rail, a sister of Mrs. Dateman, was also on the Titanic returning with Dr. Hateman from her home in London. England, for a visit in Jacksonville. Friends in this city are anxiously, yet fearCully, awaiting news from Rev. Dateman, whom it is feared, has met a watery grave. MUCH WEALTH REPRESENTED. Much wealth was represented among the passengers who shipped with the Titanic, and who ate in all probability lost. Col. John Jacob Artor, one of the passengers, is re puted to be worth Jl.'O.noO.OOO; AIR WOMAN CROSSES ENGLISH CHANNEL Lnt was ready and Insisted on a benjamin Guggenheim, a great mine I!, but the State was not ready and ; ow ner, has a fortune estimated at steii on a continuance, which j ., 000. Onn, while Isador Strauss, argument by the attorneys for the great dry goods merchant, is li sides was granted, the trial to onn ;.o,timt,uuo I pla e at a special term begin- Uon tlii- first Monday in June. jpri:ti venire of seventy-five was ordered to report at that j k and the judge requested that! veniremen be taken from parts' bounty other than Fort Meade. 1"? Associated Press.) land or Bartow, so that it would j Hologue, France, April 16. Miss t so hard to get a jury from the Harriet yummy, the American air fiinimnned. j woman, crossed the English channel Ko other work of Importance was "ol" inner uns morning. Mie is tne ktaken yesterday. ' nrst woman to accomplish this feat ! alone. The trip took two hours. i TRAP AND RABBIT IN FISH. j ODD FELLOWS' CONVENTION LARGELY ATTENDED. Ml CONTINENTS MOURN THE TITANJC TRAGEDY Mighty Ship Sinks, Carrying 1,350 Pas sengers to Unfathomcd Depths STEAMER CARPATHIA PICKS IP 668 SURVIVORS AMONG THOSE LOST WERE MANY PERSONS OF INTERNATIONAL FAME HOPE OF FURTHER RESCUES GROWING FAINT. Contrary to previous reports thai 11 passengers hud been rescued, tue woilu's largest ship, the Titauic, went to the bottom at J a. ui. yesterday, carrylug with her over l.auu pas sengers to a watery grave, and today there is mourning throughout the civilized world. The following dis patches leeched this afternoon from the Associated Press give the latest uews of the terrible disaster: d.nu.e tor. Ueorgetown Ky. News.) imu near Turkeyfoot, whose it i; withheld by request, set a Tampa, April 10. The citizens of Tampa arc leaving nothing undone ;o.uih a muskrat on the bank looking to the pleasure of the sev ei!.k, near the water, but in-' era! hundred representatives of the i Pitching a muskrat, as lie Independent Order of Odd Fellows, went, he caught a large catfish by who have gathered in this city from till and took it home and cut it all portions of the Slate to attend to, and discovered a young rabbit the annual convention. i i -tei 1 trap, without the chain, This morning's program opened ite foli. The fish was caught with a monster parade, participated !e the water had raised over the in by all visitors, and which was trap. viewed by hundreds of interested spectators as it traversed the main E FLORIDA CITRUS CROP thoroughfares of the city. Addresses ABOUT 4,000,000 BOXES. o!' welcome were delivered this morn- ins; by Mayor McKay and other i'rus fruit movement from prominent Tampans at the lirst ses ; t 'if 1 1 1 1 -1 U season to sion which was held at the First :' 'ii nearly 4,00(1,000 boxes Methodist church. ' - ;iej about 250,1100 boxes Til is afternoon Hi" Odd Fellows ' and Late Valencia or- ;n:d IVhckalis went into separate move before the i rop so'sion, whieh los-d in time tor an automobile trip, which was tendered : ' c.f the season confirms the visitors by the Tampa Antonio- made by The I'acker, bile flub. The convention will con- -"ins commented on by it i.e through tomorrow. " 'av.' watched the move- 'v erop carefully. At the - H e Packer's estimate was .0 IT to five million Uvmc nm! af:,i' ti.e drought which caused :rui '" ,,roi) to a certain extent, ''in.it,. Was placed at four to " i one-half million boxes. The speaking, this will be, in some ways, - proved the correctness of the most important week since the. jkr's estimate. New York tarapaign officially opened and big 'guns will be fired by all political as- NOT INTERESTED iPiraDt8- FifSt ad mSt 'mPrtant ' of all the events scheduled to take : . . t.lae durine the week will be the 'eui irom tne ionowing t'l'bo Associated Psess.) New York, April 10. The appal ling maguitude of the wreck of the giant liner Titauic has been but little mitigated by the fragmentary infor mation which has altered into the As sociated Press from the ocean high ways today. The rescuing steamer Carpathia has COS survivors aboard, according to news at noon. This in creases the list of the saved by about two hundred from the number first reported. Kxcept for this, favorable details are insignificant compared to the tremendous rcckoulng that the Titanic is at the bottom of the Atlan tic, and the wreck of the world's greatest steamer took with her about thirteen hundred and fifty victims to their death. Hope clung desperately this morn ing to the belief that the steamers Virginia and Parisian, of the Allan line, inay have picked upli'e surviv ors, but this was practically dispelled at 11 o'clock when the wireless re ports stated there were no survivors on board these vessels. The Carpa thiu has on board the only survivors that have been accounted for, and is coming slowly to New York. All hope for details of the disaster is centered on this ship. She will be in wireless communication with Sable Island to night, and will n-aeh New York on Thursday night. Crash Came at Night u; .'tasocluictl rrusV; New lorn, April 10. i'lie crasa that sent uie Titauic. to the bottom came in the dead oi uiglu while many of tho passengers had retired. The shock sent many to the decks partly tiicbsed. Tue passengers were or dered into the lite boa is, the wtuneu and children lirst. Many were with iusuflicieut clothing. Huge quanti ties of bo covered the sea and in the uarkuess the boatmen had the great cut dilliculty (o keep from being crushed by the giant floes. The boats oceanic separated and were washed at the will of the waves until the Car pathia came at daylight, and gathered them up. The air was biting cold and there was much uuffcrtug. At -o clock the Titanic dipped her nose into the ocean and went down. Survivors on Carpathia illy Associated Press.) New York, April 10. Bight hun dred and sixty-six survivors of the liner Titauic, which went dowu with twelve hundred souls, one thousaud miles east of here, yesterday morning, after hilling an iceburg, ure now on the steamer Carpathia, and are ex pected to reach here Friday. Specific Hfilugs that the Titanic had sunk, after repeated reports that all pas sengers had been takeii off, came in wireless dispatches to Capo Race, Newfoundland, soon after 7 o'clock but night, from the liner Olympic, a lilsler ship of the one lost. W00DR0W WILSON TO VISIT JACKSONVILLE Jacksonville, April 16. Politically The News in Europe j Loudon, Paris and New lork are i,:iei stricken and overwhelmed by il: juews of tbt! db.istr. Tearful cro..ii I i,i relative and l:i nda of lie; pa.s eii jgers on the Titani.: lb rouged Ihe. slnj !uliiecs ill all three ckies waiting hour alter hour for news. Of the survivor-. I i.ii board the Carpathia by far th i larger number are women and chil dren. Many uicii ol gnat prominence. Most lost Were Men (Ity Associated Press, i St. Johns, N. V., April 10. --Messages received from Cape ae indi !caii; that a large majority of the men ion Hie Titanic weut down Willi the .-,hi;. Wired .ss reports from Carpa ill.in say all Ihe boats laiintbed by i .e i rew of the Titanic have bee n ac in unfed for. They were filled large ly with women and children. Cold Added Suffering t Ity Associated I'lci.h.) Halifax, April 10. The steaiiishi,! I tisian reports by wireless that alter bhis bad reai lied the scene of the Ti- I . .: ...... .......ti.r 11,.. niluj. t!lllif llluautnr clu. ,:le!ltlufl tlirf.lll'li Ull IWU tuillllituia tte; aiuuiif, iim neu ..,H.,V... ...... ..... ..... nig, including Col. and Mrs. John considerable b e looking lor passen Jacob Astor, Mr, and Mrs. Isadorjgtrs from the III fated ship. No life Straus, the former a millionaire mer- rufts or bodies were sighted among chant and philanthropist; Major the floating wreckage which covered Archibald llutt. military aide to Pres- a large area. The Parisian reports IS v neton dispatch that postal sav-' lecture by Gov. Woodrow Wilson, of & tanks are not popular in Florida, I New Jersey, who is to appear at the late offering manr other ave-'n..,..! thoatnr Thursday evening for for investments which are more' e ony Bpeech he wlll make in Flor. Ida. rfi nnsrol Cfltrtri era Aa, n ..j.'sured and there is no doubt that vuc si un in r mnui A packed house Is already as- and there is no doubt that 'fits of over 178,900, accord-'standing room will be at a premium. " d' -r.n uncement made here to-j The visit of Gov. Wilson will be Tho amount was deposited by 0fequal interest to the ladies of Jack- Wlwr'V' airge 0fiBcnvllle. as Mrs. Wilson is accom " '-fpositor. Since thn omn-i . 0! P-al savines Heftorfe. in'panying her husband. and will be ten- ident Taft; C. M. Hayes, president Grand Trunk line; W. T. Stead, tho dean of journalism; Millet, the artist; Jacques Futrelle, the short story writ er, and many other persons of Inter national prominence. that the weather was cold and even if some had been on the wreckage they would probably have perished from exposure. About 800 Survivors (By Associated Press.) New York, April 16. The names of 317 survivors have been received.; According to the latest report from Capt. Rostron, of the Carpathia, there are about eight hundred sur vivors on board, which show that 183 persons are saved whose names 'have not been sent by wireless. 'dered a reception at the Woman's! UUIUilllllC- " I l"" a'"unts opened and more Club on East Duval street, from 8 to, "' -Posits made, or an aver-! o'clock Thursday evening. The la- 0i o.r.- j ... - . .. . ,w , Viov nlanneil a de-' ucfusita to irlic u lit. dies oi me im , ahout 2.000 wfthdrawsls 'liehtful reception which will un- Storm Destroys Hope (Uy Associated Press.) Montreal, April 16. Weather signal services report a violent storm last night off Nova Scotia and travelling eastward. It was said such conditions left little hope for the rescue of any of the Titanic sur vivors that might still bo adrift. ANX0US CROWDS WAIT FOR TIDINGS. Xew York, April 16. All day thousands of sorrow stricken people lined the streets in the neighborhood of the White Star Line ollices await ing any fragment of news from the passengers ou the ill fated vessel, hoping against hope that relatives or Irieuds would be reported saved. Kich and poor have mingled their tears of anguish together as they be st iged the oflicials for news of loved ones, in many instances it was nec essary to use the police In dispersing the crowds, especially in tho neigh borhood of newpaper offices, where bulletins were displayed every few minutes. DISTRESS AT TALLULAH, LA. FE0PLE ARE WITHOUT SHELTER AND FOOD, AND FOOD SITUA TION IS UNIMPROVED. Titanic'i Mighty Dimensions. The Titanic was S82 feet loug as loug as four city blocks. She had eleven decks, which a few years ago was considered a skyscraper. The vessel had a capacity for 4,000 peo ple. Two regal suites on the Titanic cost $J.:ir0 each for the trip, which gives some Idea of the boat's magnificence. APPREHENSION OVER MEXICAN SITUATION (Iiy Associated Press.) Washington, April 16. Much apprehension In ofllclal circles over the Mexican situation was indicated today Iiy a conference at the White House In which Tall, his cabinet and Gen. Wood, chief of staff of the army, participated. OFFICERS ELECTED BY I. 0. 0. F. Tampa, April 16. The following oflleers were elected last night by the Independent Order of Odd Fel lows, who arc in annual session here Grand Patriarch W. A. llols houser, St. Petersburg. Grand High Priest L. J. Lester, Tampa. Grand Senior Warden John T. Dale, Orlando. r.rand Junior Warden John II. Klk, Jacksonville. Grand Scribe A. M. Cushman, Jacksonville. Grand Treasurer C. I. Rhine hart, Jacksonville. HON. CROMWELL GIBBONS WILL SPEAK HERE FRIDAY NIGHT. GREAT BRITAIN'S PUBLIC EXPRESSION OF SYMPATHY. (By Associated Press.) London, April 16. Premier As qiiith In the House of Commons this afternoon gave public expression to 3 avf-rawa i .. ' .......,, i 1 ottf.nitt.it Mrs u lumn one iu aouuuuiij uz -1 -sitor. i Wilson is a native of Georgia, and is i f.,1 with numbers of de-! receiving great ovations at every stop, i",aD amunt on deposit wita'she makes. I a. Horida ranks 28 in: ,'. J' aCfounts remaining open atd 29 in total amount re- ? 'H deposit shnvlnv thnf 9 q 'ith othpr stato. tt,. . rtoaeiiam ia tolnz to prove a facto ,'" .:ri to the credit of each de- in the "at large" race. There is no GROWS IN FAVOR. The Pensacola News thinks Mr m is going to "at large" rar Mr. Beach am's London Receives News (By Associated Press.) Iondon, April 16. News of the Great Britain's sympathy in the Ti loss of the Titanic overwhelmed tan ic disaster. London today. Pitiful scenes were! enacted when the tidings came th is CONG RESS PASSES morning that disaster had overtaken j RESOLUTION OF SYMPATHY. the great ship. A list of the rer,-( '(The Associated Press.) cued began trickling into the news-, Washington. April 16. The paper offices during the morning, : n0UHC 0r Representatives unanimous- i which was cabled from New York jy adopted a resolution extending The list brought both joy ana a is-. sympathy to the relatives of those nay. 'who met death In tho Titanic dis- The loss of the Titanic, with car- aster. Chaplains of both houses men- cv - . r l. ' .nnli1 ronror.tir valun rf nhnut linnnrl ttia IratrrMc In fhr.ir Invnra - ""juni ror the United candidacy grows in iator . .- he goes -Tampa Tribune. twelve and a half millions. jtions. A telepholli' lllessrif-'e received here ;!ioiil l' o'i lock from lion. Croui v i ll Cibboiis, i aniliil iti' for goveriio'", h:i'ocht ihe iiiformat ion that be v.oiilii l i in Lakeland Friday nnd at ":''' flis.t eveniiisr would nddremi th' oli-rs of l.ak' l:'.ni aiul siirvoiiiiilin mm ii i r The speaking will prob ably occur at. the corner of Main sirert aiul Kentucky avenue. (Uy Associated Press.) Tallulab, La., April 16. The heavy rains during the past two days have Intensified the already terrible con dition of the flood sufferers, many of whom are without shelter and food since tho waters from the Salem break invaded this town. Freight cars, attics, upper stories, lodge rooms and even the jail is be ing occupied by the uufortunates. The fight to keep tho water from the southern part of the town is lost. The temporary levees have been swept away. The city was in total darkness last night, owing to the flooding of the light plant. Morn than two thou sand negroes, who had been without food for twenty-four hours, were res cued from the levees south of here. Three hundred persons an marooned at Sondhelm. CITRUS GROWERS TO MEET IN TAMPA THURSDAY. KNOX BACK FROM SOUTHERN TRIP (By Associated Press.) Norfolk, April 16. Secretary o; State Knox arrived today on tb cruiser Washington after his Carrl bean sea trip. ISSUED NOTE FOR ONE CENT. Once a Bank of England note for one penny was issued by mistake. It got into circulation, and was a source oi great annoyance to many persons when making up accounts. Search was made by the bank, and at length k discovered the holder of the note, who returned It to them for a fancy price. This is the smallest amount for which an English note has ever been issued, for, of course, Mites under five pounds are never drawn up un less by mistake. On no account are notes issued twice from the bank, and they are always canceled even If exchanged for cash immediately on their issue. About 50,000 notes are presented for inymrnt every day and in one de partment a large staff of c lerks s employi-d entirely to count and sort the. notes that have been paid in on tho previous day. The laureled notes aro burned five years after the year of presentation. More than 90,000,000 of old notes are stored away in the bank, and about rvery fortnight a larrTJ quan tity of old notes Is destroyed. Tampa, Fla., April 16. Creat In terest Is being shown in Ihe conven tion of citrus fruit growers to be held here Thursday and Friday. The con vention, called by the Florida CltniF F.xchange. Is to determine the future of (hat body. Through its Kntertan ment committee, the Hoard of Trade hi planning a series of entertain miuls. On the Hist night there will he a smoker and informal gathcrinc ut. the Tampa May Hotel. Other fea tures of entertainment are being planned. Some of the leading business men mid growers of the Stale wlll attend Among f he speakers will be Congress man A. O. Sfanley, of Kentucky, chairman of the Stanley Investigat ing committee, which conducted the steel trust investigation. Mr. Tem ple was a witness before the commit tee, and a speaker of national promi nence who has been booked is dov. Harmon of Ohio. Itraxlon Itcaeham of Orlando, former mayor of that city and a large grower, will also speak. Mr. lieacliam Is a candidate for of fice. Hon, Fred Fee, from Fort Pierce, whose pineapple bill was Unockeil out by the court.:, is another sneaker. Mr. Fee got mixed up In the first inilicimeiils for shippini-' fi'icii oranges. WORK ON NEW RAIL ROAD UNDER WAY M !..-! Wade, (lower k Wade. iKiiti a' lors, who have Ihe contraci lor tue construction of he Atlauli ( oiirsl Line's connecting links lictweet. I in ii n 1 1 Ion and Thomasville via Oi ler i reek, Old Town, Perry and Mon liccllo, have begun work on an ex tensive scale, having u working force of over four liuudred men employed, which augurs well that the road wilt lie completed by the time they cal culate, Jan. I, if not before, a everything itossible that tends to the end of rapidity Is being spared no expense. The roadbed is being con structed for a double track, which means that this will be the trunk line of the Coast Line between Montgom ery and South Florida. This will glv people 1'ving along the west coas' many advantages over present condi tions in railroad transportation. The new passenger service wlll bring many more people to Florida than heretofore, quickening the time be tween Middle and South Florida and western cities by Reveral hours. Dunnellon Advocate. ATTORNEY UP FOR ASSAULT. Col. Sam T. Fletcher, a prominen Tampa attorney, was summoned to the Polk County Court on a warrant charging him with assault. Bond was given and preliminary hearin.--waived. The warrant was sworn ou by J. L. Thompson, his young son be ing alleged to be the assault victim The trouble arose out of n quarre over whbh had given the most roa " to tho other as they passed in autos. Tampa Tribune. The Hotel Halycon at Miami ha closed for the summer months afte a most prosperous season.