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LAKELAND EVENING TELEGRAM
Published in the Best Town in the Best Part of the Best State. :03iJ)A, SATUIPAY, A??JL 5, 1313. No. 131. .vr MimfTCT'fl PA W LIVELY ONE. SoBe 0i the Many Meatures Whic! the People With to Become Laws. pros Vy Associated Press.) :.i.-ee, Fla., April 5. The ,,i the Florida Legislature cins here Tuesday, April 8, to he enlivened by a vigor- s f.zl to secure tlie calling of a Ovulational miin imuu, nu t uu uc- .... ilta tiii.t nf (ha 11 svS A n Iti-Sainon i-eaue iu secure me i f t x . . id'ption ( I a resolution proviaeu io n fin tio-i i ;i a State-wide prohibi tum to the constitution. The aJ'K.-.iit'f oi a constitutional 1 . L. U . uu :...!) iiuim lue ouue uus om its present constitution, : in !SSo. Legislature also will be uion lo act on the proposed . i t t the national constitu- jU j ; j lt il fur the direct election EGISLATURE com on HEXT TUESDAY the working of the public roads by the convicts and others that the Stat establish an extensive farm to em ploy them. SOl'P i's:: e. J!an- ?i:'fs senators by the pco- BUSINESS COLLEGE. Those who are interested in th. location here of a good business col lege are invited and urged to notify the secretary of the Board of Trade of any studenta desirous of taking advantage of the special introductory rates offered to the first twenty-uV studenta who apply for enrollment. Uiout half of this number have al ready sent In their application. Pa latka tells us that we shall be ver fortunate if we can induce Professor Land to locate here, as they are very proud of their school there and ready to stand by it to the limit. MAY T OF P, BE OFFERED AS SITE I BU1L FO 60 DIG other subjects of general in ' lie presented for cou- itu:. it . iu ;uuon. Among these a recommendation of Governor ffirk Trammell that the State adopt bank guarantee law. Th" special tax commission created x the Legislature of 1911 to study ;e tax system of the State and rec- ;coend changes will make its report iru;h the governor and will ask It an entire remodeling of the sys- b of taxation, divorcing State from Runty taxation. Under the system 5? fU2?psted the State would de- v its tax revenues from railroads, rranh and telephone lines and IMS occupational license taxes. me all local property, real and per- pil, would be assessed for county Jfomio only. rr."or the pre8ent system the State i revenue from taxing real i r-rsonal property. The law re- rs M at all property shall be as- nt full cash value, but thlj nr done, pome counties placing cv 'nitinn tnr lai.tlAn i- " iiiAaiivu nB iuw an r T-nt of real value. As ther ''e heard of equalization this e " o burden of State taxation l'-vilv on those counties wher? c -rrs strive to do their duty s r as possible obey the law " -"M'tFt those Inequalities that '"Tired movement is now un- v t- induce the Legislature to fir an issue of bonds suf " lT-e to elve a State-wide " '' nrd surfaced roads, to he " ""A under the supervision of 'Ti"irter. " "T of state U. Clay Craw T " rrcrrnmend the establlsh hall of history, with "-rion ample to cover it and to pav the salar 'r '"t librarian. ,i"'"T Tr,nineli n his mepsatr.' r!r!nture among othor " -"1 rorornmend: "n of nmrik t county ' r "n ttnnocwrsary office which .T."e n' p'ate In fes some ,t " T'sr. which mUht Just as J -1 to the tarpayem. pw . ihi rate or m- Ll to per cent per an- Movement Looking to This End Will Be Put Before City Council Tonight. A proposition of considerable in terest in connection with the site for lie new government building is be ins discussed on the streets this aft ernoon, and it is understood tlTat th--t.'ity Council will be convened in spe cial session this evening to con sider it. The proposition is to have the city fell the government a sufficient space lor the building site from the south east corner of Munn park approxi mately 140 feet front on Main stret." tuid a like frontage on Kentucky aw uiic. It is thought that as this is un deniably the best locution in the cit the government would be willing to l ay a pretty fair price for It. Th' liaa is to take the money thus se cured and uae It for the purchase two park sites of equal value, one to he located on the north side of the railroad and the other on the south side. The promoters of this plan claim that Munn park would not be greatly injured by the occupancy of thi-i l orner by a handsome building, over ihree-fourth of it being left undis turbed for park purposes, while the city would gain two additional parks, which are, of course, quite deslrablf. The contention is made that acres can be bought for park purposes in exchange for the square feet snr rendered for the government site. Munn park was donated to the citv ii Mr. A. V,. Munn, or the Lakeland !i. .estment Co., of which he was th irineipal stockholder, with the pr mso that it bo dedirated to park pur lii'scs only. This restriction, however cm be removed by Mr. Morris C ! unn, who is In position to execute the necessary papers to settle all question of title, and he declares his rendiness to do this, as he favors th proposition. The matter Is scheduled to he d! t,tspd of at a sperlal meetlntr of th ity Council tonight, immediate a--Mon being necesfary. ns proposals for 'us must be in Washington by To day. April R. PROSPECTS FOR PEACE ARE NOW ICR BRIGHTER ALLIES' DEMANDS ABE ACCEDED TO BY POWERS. All Financial Questions Will Be Left for Commission to Decide. (Oy Associated Press.) Sofia, April 5. Prospects of peace in the Calkaus looked bright today. Although allies, in a reply to media tion suggest ions of the powers, de manded numerous radical changes, the powers replied with concessions designed to bring prompt cessation of hostilities. In a note presented to the Bulgarian government the pow ers proposed that the new fron tier should be formed on a line from Midi cn Black sea to Enos on Acgan sea. In accordance with Bulgarian demands the powers also suggested that all financial questions such as Indemnity be left to decision of a technical commission. SUFFRAGETTES coaoiissioN i ouli or c o vesu. I VEST TO BE riSC'JSSED AP&. 10. 0 1R PATH II EARNEST TWO WOMEN CAUGHT TKYINQ TO BUN GRAND STAND Eight Warships Form Blockade. (Pv Afsanriated Press.) Cettinje, April S. A blockade of the Montenegrin seaport Antivari by ei 'ht warships of the European pow ers was bei'n this morning. Spent Last Night in Breaking Win dows, Wire Cutting and in Other Depredations. illy "tsociated Press.) London, April 5. Two suffragette fiie licuds were captured red-handed this morning while setting lire to the grandstand at the Kelso race course iu Scotland. Rugs saturated witu petroleum were placed beneath the stand and ignited and when this was accomplished watchmen sprang from hiding and tei.ed the women. The grandstand at the Ayr race courso in Scotland was burned this morning, the loss Doing $15,000. Several suffragette placards and suf fragette literature were In the vicin ity. Window breaking, telegraph wire rut tins and many other outrages were committed during the night by fie militants in various parts of the country. A bomb and arson campaign Is ihre:iteti"d by the wild women causing intense alarm in the pro vinces. Ilistrric estates are guarded day and night. Lakeland Evening Telegram, Luke land, Fla.: Dear Sir There will be a meetinr of the citizens, voters and taxpayers of the city of Lakeland at 7 o'clock Thursday eveuing, April 10, 1913, at the Board of Trade rooms, for th.? purpose of considering the advlsabi'- Ity of taking steps to put Lakeland under a commiscion form of govern mcnt. Everybody is invited. There will be some interesting addresses made by parties thoroughly informed along this line. JEREMIAH H. SMITH. W. D. EDWARDS. SAMUEL V. SMITH. D. O. ROCrERS. II POLITICAL LEADER SHOT A! KILLED TODAY Was Recently Involved in a Gang Feud and His Life Had Been Threatened. 'T THE FIRST METHODIST CHURCH TOMORROW ""tliorlie cities to cbanw r without nann to ask '!,a!Pt of felslature. V.., 'th wt!ort!on of 'eirlslatton "sahl. commercial travel- In the State "I" to be on election . t!Tker 4 "r mde license tax on travelers f the -'rP m sim on law. T?l tvmi .1 "B- tomo fsvorlat: to At the First Methodist church to morrow morning the subject will b. The Slenlficancp of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper." After a short rmon the sacrament will be admin 'stered. An offerln will be taken for the poor, as Is the custom on this c cession. In the evening the pastor will rch. beginning a series of sermons "n "Sin and Its Nature." The sub 'cts will be ss follows: 1. "Locoed." ?. "Shackled" 3. 'Depleted." "TTreelted" 5. "What Is Sin." . "Composure In the fldBt of Sin." Tt I'l he the endeavor of these sit ser pens to el In a lively manner with h subject, rettlnr very close ta 'ife. A cordial Invitation Is (riven o cone as tonir ss the church has 4tlnic capacity and hear the first t the series. The stewards sre called to meet at e chnrcb SnnAav afternoon at 3 -Vlock. This meeting Is very Impor snt Every steward Is urged to attest. (Ity Associated Press.) New York, April 5. Uugene Smith, a Tammany political leader, was shot and killed by four gang sters early this morning on Park row. Smith w::a on his way home from a hall of the Eastside Demo cratic organization at Tammany Hall. The gangsters escaped. Smith's brother said the slain man was mis taken for some one else, but the po lice were informed that Smith wtr recently involved In a gang feud and moved to Brooklyn on account of threats against his life. ATTENDANCE AT PUBLIC SCHOOL PASSES 900 MARK. The Lakeland public school is drawing to a close, May 2 being the last day of the session, and. In look ing over the past year's ork, we feel that It has been one of the most sue ecssful the school has ever known. In the first place the attendance has outstripped any previous year, the present enrollment now number ing 006 pupils. 47.9 boys and 467 pirls. This would have totaled 1,000 had there been more room, but under present renditions the principal was forced to turn away a large number. !t is hoped that this condition will not exist another year. The faculty, which Is composed of !wenty-two teachers, is made up o' rained Instructors who have bent ev fry effort to raise the school to th highest standard possible and their efforts along all lines have been eminently successful. There has bee: e. feeling of pleasing harmony per vading the school atmosphere which Sas been most gratifying to the pa trons and til cannot but feel that the session of 1912-1913 passes Into h'story as a most profitable one. STORMY SCENES ATTEND TRIAL OF iAI LABOR ORGANIZER Was Declared Not Guilty and Will Not Have to Serve His Sentence. (Hy Associated Press.) Patterson. N. J., April 5. Hun dreds of striking silk mill workers flocked to the court room today, where William D. Haywood, organ izer of the Industrial Workcre of the World, Ib making a flgbt against the sentence of six months imposed upon him a week ago for disorderly con duct. Thousands gathered outside the court building and the city's entire police force was on hand. The court proceedings were on a habeas cor pus writ granted Haywood. Another harge Ib pending against him for causing an unlawful assemblage Nearly two hundred of Haywood's followers were arrested last night, and today for picketing. DEMOCRATS FAVOR WILSON'S DECISION (By Associated Press.) Washington, April 6. A Demo cratic majority of the ways and means committee voted unanimously this afternoon to accept President Wilson's final decision as to the suear schedule. The commltteemer will agree either to free sugar or a low duty to be eliminated entirely within three years. Haywood Discharged from Custody (ity Associated Press.) Patterson, April 5. Haywood was discharged from custody as was also -dolph Lesslg, who was arrested with him. The court held that there was no intent to commit crlmt shown. Amid scenes of rio'.loua demonstra tion on the part of several thousand strikers Haywood and Lesslg were rrorted to the hall for a mass meeting. 'R. T. E. TAYLOR PASSED AWAY AFTER PROLONGED ILLNESS The twelfth annual meeting of the Florida Audubon Society was beld on the 25th of March at kfaltland. About hundred members aad friends were present The many friends of Mr. T. K. Taylor will be deeply pained to learn that he passed away yesterday after noon at his home south of town after an Illness covering a period of several weeks. The funeral is being conducted at Medulla this afternoon, being In charge of the Masons, of this city, who went out In a body to officiate. .Mr. Taylor having been a member of this order. A good man, a kindly neighbor and a fine citizen baa gone In the passing of Tom Taylor. He was re flected by all who knew him and during his long residence In Pol It county he had won for himself a large circle of friends, who are crleved to learn that he Is no mom. He Is survived by a devoted wife and daughter, who have the deepest sym pathy of the community In their great loss. Numerous entertainments are be ing given In Jacksonville for the benefit of the flood sufferers of the Middle West BHD OF THE HELD IHHESH SESSiOILlST fiHT The Matter of Finding Out Who Are Really Members Up for Discussion. In spite of the inclement weather last night, there was a fair attend ance at the regular meeting of tlu Board of Trade, and an unusually long setbion was held. Reports or various committees were receivou, snowing progress ou various plans of the Hoard. Private individuals having offered to bear .in expense, the secretary was empowered to personally confer with the officials of the Coast Line in Jacksonville with regard to secur ing the use of the plot ot ground north of the passeuger station for the purpose of a park, and the mat ter will be taken up very shortly. The Hoard discussed at consider able length tho report of the secre tary, which wub asked for at a pre vious meeting, relating to the meui bcrtiliip acquired in the recent con test. The Hoard was disappointed that bo many otherwise good and substantial men of the town had backed down from their position las fall, apparently for no other reason than indifference aud a failure to realize the needs and opportunities of Lakeland at this important period in her history. Just as the condi tion of the town can be advanced and all her many interests multiplied and developed, so the individual Interests of each one of her citizens can be advanced and helped by good and ef fective work ou the part of the board. To do this work, it is absolutely nec essary that every nutn who earns his living In this comtuuiity should show at least that much interest as to take care of his membership in the Hoaru of Trade. Good will and wishes will not help him and it does not material ly aid the Hoard, and if Lakeland Is lo be advanced into that class to which she aspires and has preset opportunity, she must have a united support. In the harvest of members gath ered a few months ago, It was to be expected there would be some chad when the real threshing was com pleted, but some of that which at present can only be counted as chaff ought to be developed Into good sound wheat, and an effort is to b made by those present last night to give this residuum another vigoroiu eleanlng with a view of getting out of It something of material value. t the next meeting a final report w ill be made, and those who can, but who refuse to come to the front in the struggle for lakeland's suprem acy, will be dropped so hard that they win feel the thud. The feeling was expressed last night that those who are unable In this fair city to earn a livelihood Buf fi rent to enable them to contribute so small a sum as one dollar a month to the work of the Board of Trade should be sympathized with and a Hod-speed given to their departure for other scenes of activity, and that those who can, but simply will r should be left to realise very em phatically a sense of their own short sightedness and lack of public spirit. The meeting last night was very Informal and a light lunch was en Joyed. $k. J. HOLWORTHT. See. The Grand View hotel. at Bustls will shortly be enlarged and the ca pacity of the hostelry win be greatly Increased. Tt will be made s a all-the-year-rouad resort U. S. SEi IS DECLARED BOIJIIILTT WAS CHARGED WITH UiiC0 ING CONDUCT. He Declared the Charges Had Been Trumped Up to Injure Kim Politically. i 'j ijciuved PrciNi. ) Washington, April i. United States Attorney Wilson who investi gated cfiluiu allegations of impro priety u;.,uiubi u western senator, an nounced that he hud heard the state ments of the complaining witness and her friends and found no justi fication for laying a complaint against the senator before the grand jury. Jim It. Jaci bs, of Oklahoma (.'ity. presented the secretary of the Senate a statement containing similar alle gations against the senator. Tho senator's name is withheld by the of ficials. Four days ago when tho mat ter was first talked about tho sen ator referred to is said to have de clared that tho clmr ,0(i we.o abar- lutely unfounded and t!';it it '.. nothing but a blackmail scheme con cocted by political enemies in his State. Tho senator in question was charged by tho wife of a western of fice seeker with making improper advances. GOODS LAW TO REGULATE FOOLS. Atlanta, Ga., April 6. If you point a gun at another person in Georgia and the gun goes off by ac cident, you are guilty of manslaugh ter, according to a decision Juet handed down by the State court of appeals, which holds that thr cock ing and pointing of the weapon Is an act of criminal carelessness, and that In the event the person at whom It Is pointed Is killed, crimlna: prosecu tion is In order. The decision was handed down In affirmation ot the Judgment of the Montgomery superior court in finding Richard Baker guilty of Involuntary manslaughter and sentencing him to three years on the chaingang. Baker cocked blm gun and pointed tt at Shelton Cason. Cason grabbed at It., and It went off by accident. Inflicting; a wound from which Cason later died. MOULTRIE LADY BASELY DECEIVED BY A WOODPECKER. From the Moultrie (Ga.) Observer. T. H. Monk's home paper, we take the following, which shows how bad ly deceived a Moultrie lady was a few days ago: "This morning bright and early early anyhow and fairly bright on the part of all parties concerned a lady living in a pretty nice section of Moultrie heard a rapid rapping at the door and hastened to throw asldo the kitchen apron she hd no beli this' morning and as hastily brurhing back the rebellious little ringlets of hair which had strayed away from their moorings she went to the door. There was nobody in slsht. "She called to mind that it Is no: yet the first of April and went back to the rear of the house to b called again by the same persistent, nervous .determined knocking nt th front Again she went to the door to he disappointed. "The program was rehearsed four times, before the ordinarily good, but now thoroughly and genuinely Indignant lady, discovered by acci dent that her visitor was none other than a red-headed woodpecker perced on the front porch hammer Ins; on the weather boarding of tho sable. SECTION OF MEMPHIS NOW UNDER WATZX (By Associated Press.) Memphis. April S The Mississip pi river continues to rise at the rate of a foot and a half a day, register ing 42 4 feet this morning. brick protecting wall, used as a levee alosur the Bayou Gayoso, broke this mors- Ing, flooding a small residence tlon of North Memahts. This section was flooded, last spring. Tho damage will ae bt extensive.