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AKELAND EVENING TELEGRA I f -' Published in the Best Town in the Best Part of the Best State iUME in LAKELAND, FLORIDA, SATURDAY, JULY 11, 1914. No. 200 1 HERON iTICTORIQUS III AVIATION RACE LTER L. BROCK WAS THE ' WINNER 6 Wai From London to Paris and - Eetura, the trip being Made Today (By Associated Press. ) ondon, ' ' July 1 1 . Walter L. jk, an American aviator, the first to land in London in a t: from London to Paris -and re i today. He rested fifteen minutes 'ardelot, and continued flying to la, returning later to London. he Austrian's women's congress resolved to organize an interna al housewives' union so as to ob- a reduction in the retail prices ood. Thed will boycott certain Is throughout the world. iSS ASSOCIATION HELDJFINE SESSION he meeting of the South Florida is Association held at Arcadia erday was attended by represen ts from about twenty newspa i published in about the same iber of South Florida cities. The ting was harmonious and inter ag, two lengthy sessions being ited to- grappling with theprac l every-day problems of the ting and publishing business, .schedule of prices for job print was agreed upon, same having l prepared by experts of long ex nce. This schedule, which it endeavored to make absolutely to both printers and their pat- " will le furnished every print- office in South Florida, and it it doubtless be universally adopt fi The only .exceptions, or price "era, it la expected, will be some 4ie small '"blacksmith" shops, will be looked upon as "Bcabs" the public and the reputable iters, and the latter will be af ed Very little by such competl , people generally being willing lag to pay a slight difference for r superior grade of work turned by the organized printing of i. . , he object of the Association is to hold up the public, but mcre to standardize prices; In order : the printer may secure a rcas ble compensation for his work, same may be said of advertising , minimum rates being decided n by this meeting. The Asso lon also will have a clearing Be for all foreign advertising, In fge of Clyde Glenn, of Tampa, all members are urged to let r advertising po exclusively ragh this clearing house, he people of Arcadia through the (rd of Trade, gave the editors a t hearty welcome, and the treat it accorded the scribes will ai rs make them remember with lliest feelings the pretty pnd rresslve town of Arcadia. Com tees from the Hoard of Trade, led by its president, Mr. J. L. es, met the' editors at the sta and conducted them to the Ar ia House, where every arrantre it had been made for their rem and pleasure. The editors were guests of the Hoard of Trad" at jlendld report Fewed at the Ar .a House. Mr. John L. Jones tided in a genial and courtly tner, and after a brief but clo ot address, he introduced Mr. C. Mitchell, a veteran editor, now red, who made a forceful and ising talk on behalf of the Board frade. President Humphries of Press Association made a neat ' appropriation response, .t the close of the afternoon fes- automobiles were found in tlof, and the editors were con d to the ball park where they a eased an Interesting ball game jreen Arcadia and Dradntown, I closing a Tery pleasant day. A ,ng Tote of thanks was given for " splendid and lavish hospitality t had heen enjoyed, and the cdl i left Arcadia with pleasant lm "lons of the city and its people 'ch will long remain with them. REBELS PREPARE TO MARGH0NMEXIG0 CITY (By Associated Press.) Wasihngton, July 11. There was a lull in Mexican news this morning. Obregon's rebels, who captured Guadalajara, are resting, prepara tory to their advance on Mexico City. Washington officials are still wait ing word from Carranza regarding the proposed conference with Huer ta's envoys. It Is reported that a ma jority of the rebel leaders are against the plan. Villa's plans are unknown. EDUCATORS HAVE RETURNED HOME (By Associated Press.) St. Paul, July 11. Practically all the delegates to the National Educa tional Association convention which ended last night, left today. COBB, BURUS AND CARR HEAD LEAGUES (By Associated Press.) Chicaso, July 11. Ty Cobb still leads the American League with a batting average of 349. Burns of Philadelphia heads the National League with 364. Carr of Indianap olis with 392 Is leading the Fed erals. NAVAL OFFICERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO SMOKE (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 11. Naval of ficials today expressed pleasure at the announcement that Secretary Daniels had authorized the retention of popular brands of tobacco and other articles In the commissary stores. It was rumored he would abolish them. BATTLESHIP NEVADA LAUNCHED TODAY tBy Associated Press.) Qulncy, Mass., July 11. The battleship Nevada will be launched today. She Is a sister ship to the Oklahoma, which was launched last March. The Nevada will be com missioned in January. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS (Furnished by the Security Abstract and Title Company.) July 9, 1914 A. H. DeVane to E. S. Hansbcr- ger. M. L. and A. E Robinson to Dan KUlins M. L. arid A. E Robinson to Dan Killlns Consolidated Land Company to H. A. Brown. L. M. Futch and others to J. W. Sumner. Sally & Bussett Realty Company others to A. H. Albrltton. to Dolia Scally. Florida Townslte Company and others to A. II. Albritton. J. II. Kirkland to A. II. Albritton. c. H. and N. R. R. Company and others to A. II. Albritton. II. J. IMl to Elnu-r H. Spanabrl. Ruby Annie Smith to M. Morri son . S. A. Smith to M. Morrison. J. N. McClelland to E. E. Skip per. W. Iacy Boyd to Florence Inman. W. Lacy Boyd to Florence Villa Fruit Company. Miss Marguerite Straw Entertained Miss Marguerite Straw, assisted by her sister, Miss Frances, delight fully entertained some friends, at lier home, near Lake Morton, Wed nesday evening. Interesting games were enjoyed by all. Annie Laurie Waring and James Boulware winning the prize In a unique contest. During the evening punch was served and later the guests partook of dainty refreshments . Those present were Ruth West brook from Live Oak, Fla.; Morine Dann; the Misses Grace Murrell; An nie Laurie Waring, Gladys Davis, Beatrice Tiner, Hazel Padrick, Marie Flood, Kittie McRae, Marion Patter son, Ruth Ley, Catherine Kaufman, Doris Mayes and Ethel Cook; Mas ters Herman Mathias, Henry Coni bear, James Boulware, Paul Sam mon, Ernest Mayes, Woodson Wil liams, Henry Dickson, Dwight Cason and Ballard Bradley. 01 TO RE SUED CLAIMANTS CAN GET MORE OVER THERE Can Recover Three Millions in Eng land; Only $97,000 in the United States (By Associated Press.) New York, July 11. Federal court today ruled that the claimants against the Titanic owners may withdraw their suits from the ad miralty litigation here and prose cute for damages In the English courts. They can recover three million dollars under the English law. The United States statute lim its recovery to ninety-seven thousand dollars. ENGLISH COURTS ' I uiy manager MCLeoa Answers 1 Some Questions Propounded I By Jeremiah B. Smitli 4 "t.HHiH,HMH"' S''SJ4"l"S,l$"S""3, Lakeland, July 10, 1914. Editor of The Telegram: Mr. Jeremiah Smith, of the inves tigating committee, appointed by a ma.ia meeting of tlftp qitlzcns of Lakeland, called at my office yester day and presented me with a list of questions to be answered by me. As it occurs to me that your read ers may be Interested In the ques tions propounded by Mr. Smith and my answer to said questions, I give both herewith. 1. lias your duties as city manager been clearly defined by the city commissioners? If so, what are they?" Ans. My duties nave been defined by the city commissioners in ordi nance No. 1C6 as follows: (a) To oc cupy an office In the city hall; (b) To require the enforcement of the laws and ordinances; (c) To exercise control of all the officers and em ployes of the city and to prescribe and direct their activities; (d) To employ and dismiss officers and em ployes of the city, provided that be fore employing or dismissing any de partment head the manager shall re ceive a favorable opinion on his con templated action from at least three of the city commissioners; (e) To superintend the works of construc tion in all respects in which the city may have jurisdiction; (f) To attend the meetings of the board of commissioners; . (g) To advise the board of commissioners at regular meeting of the financial condition of the city; to make at appropriate times reports of any phase of city activity. To suggest needs and means of city betterment, (h) To perform such other duties as the board of commissioners may require by reso lution or by ordinance; (i) To ap prove or disapprove the requisition of any officer or employe of the city prior to the purchase or other trans action in respect to the requisitioned article. 2. "Are you authorized to employ labor for the city?'' 0ns. I am authorized to employ labor for the city, but do so through the heads of departments. .1. Are you authorized to discharge employes of the city? If so, does this authority extend to all employes x eept those elected by the people?'' Ans. On the contemplated action being approved by three of the com missioners. 'No employes are elected by the people. 4. "Do you make up any of the city pay rolls?" Ans. No, but all city pay rolls are inspected by me. .". "Do you purchase any supplies for the city?" Ans. Yes; all supplies are now purchased by me. 6. "Who is supposed to be in charge and keeping the time of the sanitary and street department?" Ans. George Rhodes, Jr., is in charge of the sanitary department. A. W. Davis is in charge of the street department, except 'for 'the street cleaning and watering, which is in charge of Mr. Rhodes. 7. "Are teamsters and street lab orers paid for full time each week?" Ans. Teamsters and street labor ERS I E. Ill GULLS IN DIED TODAY HAD BEEN DECLINING FOR SOME TIME Was a .Financier .and .Prominent Railroad Man; Funeral at Cincinnati (By Associated Press.) Hot Springs, July 11. Melville E. Ingalls, financier and prominent railroad man, died here this morning of heart failure. He had been at his summer home here for some time. He had been declining for months, but his illness increased recently. His body will be taken to Cincinnati tomorrow and the funeral will be held Monday. $iMlMM$MMM"HH'H' ers are paid for full time only when they make full time. An exception is made to this in the case of certain holidays, such as the Fourth of July and Christmas day, for which the men receivo pay from the city, though they do not work. 8. "Who is in charge and is sup posed to be responsible for the city teams, stables, etc.?" Ans. Mr. George Rhodes, who is in charge of the sanitary depart ment, is in charge of the city teams and stables, and is responsible for the efficiency thereof. 9. "What is the city paying for day labor on the streets?" Ans. The city is paying for day labor on the streets at the rate of $ 1 . 5 0 per day. 10. "What are they paying sani tary teamsters? The sanitary team sters are paid at the rate of $10 per week for nine hours' labor per day, with overtime when they work at night. 11. "How many hours are a city employe required to work?" Ans. The number of hours a city employe ARE required to work de pends on position ho occupies. The street laborers, as above noted, work nine hours, when the weather per mits, losing their pay when it rains for an hour or so (which, 1 think, is unfair). The firemen and engineers at the power plant work twelve hours. 12 "How many foremen in the sanitary department? Ans. There is but one foreman in the sanitary department Mr. George Rhodes, Jr. Hi. "Are city employes paid by check?" Ans. White employes are paid by check; colored employes in cash. 14. "What are their salaries?'' Ans. The salary of the foreman of the sanitary department is $K." per month. Irf. "What portion of your time is required in your office?" Ans. The time I spend in my of fice depends on so many different things that I am unable at present to state what part it is of the en tire time I expend on my duties to the city. I get to my office at S o'clock and remain there till 12 o'clock, unless outside duties require my attention, in which case a notice is placed on the office door stating where I have gone and when I ex pect to be hack. My program for the afternoon, from 1:30 to o'clock, is similar to that of the forenoon. So far, I have not found it possible to keep any regular office hours except as above stated. Not infrequently people call at my residence In the morning or at night. In fact, 1 am likely to be called on, or telephoned to at my residence even on Sunday. All of my time has been placed at the disposal of the city of lakeland. I have no other business or profes sional Interests than those relating to the welfare of the city. 1C. "Have you any method of keeping checks on feed supplies bought for the city, that would pre vent extravagance, or misappropria tion of same?" Ans. All feed supplies are bought STORSTAD RESPONSIBLE FOR IRELAND'S DISASTER (By Associated Press.) Quebec, July 11. The wreck commission today found the collier Storstad responsible for the Empress of Ireland's disaster. on a detailed order from me. When the feed is received at the city barn a printed receipt is made out show ing the quantity received, which re ceipt is filed in my office. As the number of mules belonging to the city remains the same, any variation in the amount of feed used will be quickly noticeable. 17. "Do you buy the supplies for the light and water plant, such as wood, oil, etc?" The supplies for the L. & V. plant are bought on or ders from my office. 18. "How do you measure wood? In the car, or after It is. unloaded?" Ans. The wood for the L. & W. plant is measured partly on the car and partly after it is unloaded. The measurement is made by the super intendent of the L. & W. plant, who removes the wood opposite the car doors, and measures the wood thus taken out. The wood back from the doors Is then measured. The measurement of a typical cai is as follows: Across the doors there are two tiers with the wood endwise to the doors. On each side of the doors there are three tiers with the wood placed lengthwise of the car. The inside width of an ordinary box car is eight feet nine inches. The wood is piled to a height of six feet. Each tier across the car is treated as a four-foot pile of wood in a rack. There is thus the equivalent of six racks of four foot wood eight and three quarters feet long in the ends outside of the door and two more similar racks opposite the doors. This makes a total of eight racks eight feet, nine Inches long of wood four feet wide and six feet high, which is the same as one rack 8 3-4x8 feet long or 70 feet long. The number of cords would be (70xfix4) divided by 128, equals 13 1-8 cords. This same wood when unloaded and re-racked would measure over 14 cords, due to the fact that it could not be piled with so small a proportion of spaces between the sticks as exists after the wood is shaken together by the mo tion of the car. 19. "Do you take shipper's load and count?" Ans. The shipper's load and count aro not taken. The measure ments are all made by the superin tendent of the plant. 20. "Is the city clerk, the cityj buyer, the plumbing inspector, the sanitary inspector, under your su pervision, responsible to you as city manager for the faithful perform ance of their duties?" All of the officials named and all ofher city officials are responsible to me for the faithful performanen of their duties. 21. "lias your. Investigations of the city's affairs demonstrated that you have too-many city employes? Having been only .something over two months In my present position, I am not yet prepared to give a defi nite reply to this question. It might be that it. would be possible to put the duties of the street de partment under the sanitary depart ment, except that the bead of this department has monthly pure food inspect ions to make of the grocers and butchers :is well us of the milk supply. In that case the repair work on the streets would be bun dled by a foreman under the head of tbi' sanitary ib-pert menu There could be little gain in this, however, for the present street foreman tvorks as a laborer with bis nun and receives only sixty dollars a mouth. The city clerk might possibly be able to take the treasurer's duties if people could be got to d business with these of ficials at pre-arranged times so that several people would not be kept waiting their turn a3 would be the case if such a change were made without some such arrangement. Furthermore, the city clerk would find it Impossible to do justice to the duties of assessor now performed by the city treasurer. It would be im possible for the sanitary officer to perform the duties of the plumbing inspector and attend properly to his own duties as above listed. The plumbing Inspector get3 little more than a good laborer's wages, anyway, his SALARY being fifty dollars per month. The city has no building inspector. I have hopes of getting a building ordinance drafted within (Continued on Page 8.) IS. NELIS AND INN ES TELL A DIFFERENT STORY INNES HAS NOT SEEN MRS. DEN NIS IN A YEAR Mrs. Nelms Declares His Statement False as He Saw Her in June (By Associated Press.) Portland, Ore., July 11. Victor E. lnnes, formerly United States dis trict attorney In Nevada, today said he had talked with Mrs. Elolse Nelnig Dennis of Atlanta a year ago, and declared she had threatened to take her life then. lnnes denied any knowledge of the whereabouts of Mrs. Dennis and her sister Beatrice Nelms. Innis said hewas Mrs. Den nis' lawyer in her divorce case, but had no other dealings with her. (By Associated Press.) Atlanta, July 11. Mrs. J. W. Nelnis flatly contradicted the pub lished assertion of Victor E. lnnes that he hadn't visited Atlanta and engaged in business with her miss ing daughters. She said that lnnes was here in June and says she talked to him. She declared lnnes hypno tized Mrs. Dennis for his own gain. OF An interesting meeting of the Polk County Farmer's Union was held on Thursday, the 0th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. George, on the south shore of Lake Hunter, The meeting was largely attended by members, friends and neighbors. The welcome address by Mr. George and the table enticements were al luring, the vanishing viands inclined the crowd to take to the water. An abundance of fresh fish, cooked and well salted, were appetizing, while the needed liquid (water and coffee) were in good supply. Chicken, cakes, pies, pickles, and bread in variety and out of proportion to the crowd. The ladies gathered boxes of frag ments while the men and children indulged in social chat and playful antics about the premises. The cool veranda with chairs for most of tno members and visitors was resorted to and many topics of interest taken up. Plant physiology and control of fruit bloom and buds came up easily and the phenomena of sap formation and circulation was In line. Then, warbles, and the new idea of their origin, was discussed by a part of the experienced men. Iho annual ring growth of trees took some attention. The spaces be tween the rings showing past good or bad seasons. The State president, Mr. Thornhill, of Wauchula, was In troduced by the county president, Mr. .1. L. McClelland, and he ad dressed the Union on the subject of "The Principles and Needs of the Union," advocating greater confi dence and co-operation to bring about better times in the country. The writer was allowed a few words and spoke of the remedy: "More and Better Schools" for tho rising generation, the children aro the pliant plants and can be sent to the ideals of the older members of the Union who see visions." Tho arousing to life is the fascinating year wearing work of the live and well-equipped school teacher who will be abroad in the land very soon. After a short recess, the Union went into executive session, while the friends and visitors went into conference ad libitum, until the western rain clouds approached near enough to cause the members to has ten homeward . Brother It. T. Georgo wa3 chosen delegate to attend the State meet ing at Greensboro, next Wednesday. A VISITOR. Catholic Church Tlicrc will be the usual ser vices at the Catholic Church to morrow, at o:oo o'clock a. m. Rev. Uashnall, of Tampa, will of-ficate.