Newspaper Page Text
AKELAND EVENING TELEGRA
M lie.' Published in the Best Town in the Best Part of the Best State UME m LAKELAND, FLORIDA, MONDAY, JULY 13, 1914. No. 201 LLA TURNS 5,000,000 OVER 0 GARRANZA A CARLOAD OF STAMPING MACHINES Were Seized by Villa Several . Weeks Ago at Juarez (Bjf Associated Press.) Paso, Texas, July 13. Five on dollars, constitutionalist ency, and a car load of stamp machines seized by Villa at Jua geveral weeks ago, were turned to Carranza agents by Villa ts today..., ' ; IT-TRUST BILLS TO BE SUBMITTED TOMOROW WARBURG'S APPOINT MENT STILL HELD UP (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 13. Senator Root introduced a bill today for a special issue of coins to commemo rate the Panama canal. Senator Poindexter introduced a resolution for the investigation of Paul Warburg's connection with the reorganization of the Rock Island railroad. Warburg's appointment on the federal reserve board is still held up. TWO PLAGUE CASES ARE RECOVERING (By Assoclatea Press.) New Orleans, July 13. No new cases of bubonic plague were re corded today and no suspicious cases are under observation. Two patients afflicted with the disease are recovering. BUSINESS OF COUNTRY IS IMPROVING (By Associated Press.) ashingtoni ; July 13. The Sen judiciary and interstate com :e committees today planned to lit the administration anti-trust j to the.;. Senate tomorrow or nesday. 0 GETTES MARCHED ON CAPITOL TODAY (By Associated Press.) ashlngton, July 13. A delega of 200 members of the Congres al UnionS for Woman Suffrage ned to inarch on the capitol to ' They " will urge the House I committee to report a rule al n& time for consideration of the tow Mondell suffrage amend- ae suffragists were told by Rep tative Pou of North Carolina, idjj chairman of the House rules -mlttee that a majority of the mlttee had determined not to : again until after Aug. 1 and ildn't feel Justified in calling a :ing in the face of that decision. :r: " l DISCUSS RURAL EDUCATION IN TEX. tustin, Texas, July 13. Com- xing today, a full week will be ited to rural education in Texas, St the auspices of the University exas . The lecturers and leaders ound tables for the week have ;t chosen from experienced school ", and the program promises to musually interesting. Prof. Har W, Foght, who is a member of staff of the American commission dircation, will deliver lectures f, as will also Eli M. P.app, one he most successful county super ndents in the State of Pennsyl a. -' . (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 13. The presi dent today continued his conferences with business men on business con ditions throughout the country and bearing on trust legislation. He met Chicago and Detroit business men and was told that business men were agreed on trust legislation and that business was getting better. 1125,000,000 BRYAN DEFENDS WASTEDBYNEW PROPOSED TREATY HAVEN OFFICIALS WITH COLOMBIA STOCK HOLDERS ARE SUING FOR THIS AMOUNT Investigation Showed Directors Had Been Criminally Negligent; Glaring Instance of Mai-Administration SEVERAL WILLING TO BE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 13. There Is much discussion here today as to who the president will appoint to the United States supreme court to fill the vacancy caused by the death yesterday of Associate Justice Lur ton. Taft, McReynolds, Secretaries Lane, Garrison, F. W. Lehman and J. V. Davis, of West Virginia, are all mentioned. CITRUS EXCHANGE SECURED THE HIGH EST PRICES The official figures of the fruit auction companies of the eight most important cities in the country show that the Florida Citrus Exchange secured for its growers considerably higher prices during the season just ended than were obtained by other operators in Florida fruit. The accuracy of these figures ab solutely can be depended upon. They (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 13. The inter state commerce commission report on the investigation of the New Haven railroad's financial affairs character izes the findings as one of the most glaring instances of mal-administra-trations in the history of American railroads. Un a report of 30.000 words the railroad directors are pro nounced criminally negligent. A reasonable estimate of New Haven loss by mismanagement, says the report, amounts to between sixty and ninety million dollars. (By Associated Press.) Boston, July 13. The majority stockholders of the New Haven rail road will file a suit this week to re cover about $123,000,000, alleged to have been wasted by the manage ment. The suit will be filed against the estates of J. P. Morgan, William Rockefeller, Lewis Cass Ledyard and other members of the directorate whose transactions the interstate commerce commission has been in vestigating. DECLARES THAT COUNTRY SUS TAINED BIG LOSS WASHINGTON MINERS MEET AT SEATTLE Seattle. Wasn., July 13. Dele gates from every local miners' union in the State of Washington are in this city today to attend the bien nial convention of District No. 10, United Mine Workers of America. The principal business which will be placed before the convention will be the discussion of the wage scale and working agreement to be presented to the mine operators by the union. The present two-year contract be tween the miners and the operators expires August 31. Another impor tant duty of the convention will be to discuss revision of the constitu tion and by-laws of the district or- R TEN YEARS A WOMAN IN ORLANDO i POSED AS A MAN rlando, July 13. After residing I for nearly ten years dressing as an and giving the name of Hiram balder, the supposed man now ig at the county home from pel a, 'was found by a local doctor e a woman. She came from near imond, Va., about 1902, accom ied by a so-called wife. The wife in Tampa some three years ago. ler worked for several years in gerford's bakery and had since e a living as best she could, be in feeble health and only able pork a few days out of the month, g dependent on the charity of rs since last fall. The woman's name is not known and the ex ilng doctor could get no infor loa as to why she had masquer- as a man for so long a time. MILES' BOND $200,000 iltimore, Md., July 13. Joshua Miles, the newly appointed col r of Internal revenue for the viand district, entered into the sa of his office today. The bond ired, which Mr. Miles has fur ed, amounts to $200,000. Mr. a replaces John B. Hanna, who rned. (pflntntlnn In annnrflanra with nlm show that in every auction market . . . . ,. .. ,, . that have been under consideration prices oDtainea Dy me uxcnange average higher than those secured by others. It is significant that the higher prices were secured by the Exchange both in markets where it sold more fruit than the other opr erators and in the markets whee they handled a greater volume of fruit than it did. The figures are as follows: Florida Citrus Exchange Boxes. Aver. Baltimore 31,961 $2.29 Boston 140,529 2.53 Chicago ; 63,479 2.73 Cleveland 36,233 2.34 New York 426,247 2.58 Philadelphia 143,251 2.42 Pittsburgh 87,599 2.42 St. Louis 37,127 2.45 All Other Operators Boxes. Aver. Baltimore 70,772 $2.03 Boston 177,580 2.23 Chicago 38,366 1.93 Cleveland 63,376 2.32 New York 476,807 2.43 Philadelphia ..563,136 2.28 Pittsburg 128,897 2.31 Pittsburgh 14,178 67 St. Louis 96,737 2.19 A little calculation will show that in these eight markets alone the growers of the State who did not ship through the Exchange lost near ly $300,000 by reason of this fact. To verify the accuracy of this state ment one has but to multiply the number of boxes of fruit sold in these markets, through other chan nels than the Exchange, by the dif ference in the price per box received by the other operators and by the Exchange. Baltimore $18,400.72 Boston 49,722.40 Chicago 29,923.48 Cleveland 1,307.52 New York 61,984.91 Philadelphia .... 78,839.04 St. Louis 25,131.62 for several months. Total loss in only'eight markets $279,310.36 LONGSHOREMEN . ARE MEETING AT MILWAUKEE Milwaukee, Wis., July 13. Dele gates from coast to coast are pres ent today to take part in the nation al convention of the International Longshoremen's Union. Great prep arations have been made by the lo cal members for the entertainment of the visitors, and they have Included a picnic and an automobile tour of the city on the program. The con vention will hold over six days. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS (Instruments left with the clerk of the Circuit Court for record, fur nished by the Security Ab stract and Title Co.) July 11, 1(114. Robertson to E. S. Hans- ITallam & Co. to C. II. A. R. berger. W. F. Hagge. W. F. Hallam & Company to Geo. E. Davis. Florida & Georgia Land Company to L. A. Wesner and Joseph Bumby. J. W. Scally to H. D. Bassett. Lycurgus Burns to Isa B. Potter & George E. Potter. W. Hallam & Company to Mrs. M. J. Fren tress. W. F. Hallam & Company to Geo. E. Davis. W. F. ITallam & Company to Mrs. Fredericka Miller. American Land and Securities to J. J. Montgomery. George D. Benninger to J. E. Mearas and E. B. Alkire. Grace B. Cody to T. B. & Emma P. Larimore. Florida Development Company to J. M. Smith, Jr. Florida and Georgia Land Com pany to J. R. Weeks. L J. Sloan to J. R. Weeks. Believes That the Sum of $25,000, 000.000 Should Be Paid by U. S. for Canal Privileges (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 13. Secretary Bryan issued a statement last night defending the proposed treaty to set tle differences between the United States and Colombia over the separa tion of Panama. The treaty has met vigorous opposition in the Sen ate, and Former President Roosevelt has attacked it as a vehicle for the payment of "blackmail." Mr. Bryan declared that it was necessary to discuss only the fact that an estrangement exists, and not the events which gave rise to the dif ferences; and that regardless of whether Colombia has a just griev ance against her more powerful neighbor, no one would deny that the former country sustained great financial loss, considerably more than the $25,000,000 which the United States would pay under the treaty, through the separation of Panama. As to the expression of re gret on the part of the American government, to which opponents of the pending convention offer their bitterest objection, the secretary said this was almost identical with a sim ilar expression in the Du Bois mem orandum on the basis of which the Taft administration unsuccessfully sought to placate Colombia. The statement in full follows: "As the terms of the Colombian treaty have been published and it Is now before the Senate for ratifica tion, the following statement may assist the public to form an opinion upon the merits of the question: "The present administration found an estrangement existing between the United States and Colombia an estrangement that has continued for nearly thirteen years. As the normal relation between nations is one for friendship, it is desirable that dif ferences shall be adjusted and cor dial relations resumed. It is not necessary to discuss the events which gave rise to this estrangement, be cause it does not matter which par ty was at fault. The estrangement exists, and this is the fact that must be dealt with. "Colombia has all along insisted upon arbitration. If this nation were willing to arbitrate, it would not be necessary to discuss terms of settlement because in the case of ar bitration the parties accept the find ing of the arbitrators and settle their differences according to the terms prescribed. It is not the policy of nations, however, to settle by arbi tration questions like those arising between the United States and Co lombia, and as arbitration is not re sorted to, the settlement must be made by direct negotiations. Our na tion, being much the larger nation, and having refused to arbitrate, takes upon itself the responsibility of doing justice to Colombia. Not only is it our duty to do justice to Colombia, but in case of doubt as to what is just, we must resolve that doubt against ourselves and in favor of Colombia. "Colombia feels that she has been consider, namely, that placed upon the loss by the preceding adminis tration. While there is a dispute as to whether Mr. DuBois exceeded his authority in the proposition that h made, there is no doubt that he was authorized to make known to Co lombia that the United States would offer as the basis of a treaty, if as sured of acceptance by Colombia $10,000,000 for the Atrata river canal route and arbitration of the reversionary interest of Colombia in the railroad. This reversionary in terest was valued at about $16,000,- 000, which would have been the sum awarded to Colombia If the arbitra tion was decided in her favor. The $10,000,000 for the Atrata route, and the $10,000,000 was evidently in tended more as liquidated damages than as the price of the canal route together with the value of the re versionary interest in the railroad would amount to $26,000,000. But Mr. DuBois went further than this, and suggested arbitration of a canal lease, which might have added some $17,000,000 more, and, then, upon his own responsibility, in order to sound Colombia as to her demand, asked if she would consider $25,000, 000 with the arbitration of the re versionary interest in the railroad and without granting any privilege whatever. This question, while un authorized, could not but create in the minds of the people of Colombia the idea that this government was willing to go further than its formal offer. "Reference is made to what has been done because former estimates created expectations which made it impossible to secure a treaty on more favorable terms than those embodied in the present treaty. The canal zone concessions contained in the treaty are substantially those em bodied in the Root-Cortez treaty, which was not ratified by Colombia, and the expression of regret is iden tical in meaning and almost identi cal in words with the expression of regret to be found in the DuBois memorandum. "If cordial relations are to be re stored with Colombia, they must be restored on a basis that is satisfac tory to Colombia. Friendships can not rest upon force; neither can they rest upon acquiescence in the power of might. Even if Colombia, under protest and against the Judgment of her people, accepted a less sum than that which we offer, it would not re store the relations that ought to ex ist. We must satisfy their sense of justice, although a less sum might satisfy our sense of justice. In every settlement there must be concessions and our government has not conced ed more than the requirements of the situation demand. "The ratification of the Colombian treaty will restore the friendly rela tions which for a century preceding 1903 existed between Colombia and the United States. It will also en able Colombia and Panama to settle their differences and deal with each other upon a neighborly basis. More than that, it will give prestige to th United .States throughout Spanish America. This nation can afford to be just; even more, it can afford to be generous in the settling of dis putes, especially when by its gen erosity it can Increase the friendli ness of the many millions of Central and South America with whom our relations become daily more inti mate." HA WILL S1EP OUT ID CONOU EST FOREIGN MINISTER CARBAJAL WILL TAKE REINS It Is Hoped That Another Battle May Jie Averted at Mexico City (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 13. United States officials today expect that the next big scene in the Mexican drama will be staged at Mexico City. Huer ta is to quit and turn over the gov ernment to Foreign Minister Carba jal soon. It is hoped a war will be found to peacefully turn over the government to the constitutionalists and avert the military conquest of the capital. Carranza has announced his unwillingness to deal with Car- liajal but it is thought Carranza will be willing to deal with him as a factional head, not as government leader. It is believed here that all hope of a conference between Huer- ta's peace envoys and Carranza's representatives has been abandoned. UEW THEORY IN BAILEY MURDER CASE tBy Associated Press.) Freeport, 'N. Y., July 13. In the Bailey murder mystery district At torney Smith has a new theory. He says a chart drawn by him shows that the murderer who killed Mrs. Bailey couldn't see Dr. Carman plainly while the woman was in tho direct foreground. Attorney Smith infers that the murderer was after Mrs. Bailey instead of the doctor, as tho physician has been declaring. Smith says the murderer was per fectly familiar with the office. The grand jury is still investigating. MUSIC TEACHERS GATHER San Diego, Cal., July 13. The an nual convention of the California State Music Teachers' Association, was opened here this morning. While this organization has been in exist ence only four years, musicians, ap preciating the benefit to be derived j from exchange of ideas, have joined in largo numbers, and the associa t ion bids fair to bo one of the most prosperous of State organizations. The purpose of the association is to secure for the musical profession in general a more dignified recognition from tho public and to secure what ever other benefits may accrue to any organization which embraces a large and representative body of people with similar ideas. DAIRY, FOOD AND DRUG MEN IN SESSION Portland, Me., July 13. The an nual convention of the Association of American Dairy, Food and Dru',r Officials was opened in this city to- MUSIC TEACHERS GATHER a?grieved, and whatever may be said .day, and will be continued until the as to whether or not this feeling is justified, no one will deny that she has sustained great financial loss in the separation of Panama from her. Before the separation took place, this government offered Colombia $10, 000,000 for the canal route and $250,000 a year for one hundred .years. This annuity might be capi talized at about $17,r.00,000, so that this government's estimate of the loss suffered by Colombia could not be less than about $17,500,000. But that estimate was made upon the supposition that Colombia would re tain the State or department of Panama. The retention of Panama would have given to Colombia not only the value of Panama, but the Incidental benefits to be derived from proximity to the canal. We cannot deny, therefore, that the actual loss to Colombia was considerably more than $25,000,000. "But we have a later estimate to 18th. For some years past the or ganization has been meeting In the West, and the return East, where the bulk of the food interests are lo cated, together with the announce ment that one day will be set aside as "Manufacturers' Day" hag brought a large attendance and an especially representative aggregation of food producers, distributors and food law officials. The address of welcome In behalf of the State, by William T. Haines, governor of Maine, and that on behalf of the city by Oakly C. Curtis, Mayor of Portland. Practical ly every part of the country is rep resented by men of distinction in the various departments of the organi zation, and a large number of inter esting discussions will be heard dur ing the sessions. Building permits issued in Jack sonville during the month of June reached a total of $192,172. San Diego, Cal., uly 13. The an nual convention of tho California State Music Teachers' association was opened here this morning. While this organization has been in existence only four years, musicians, appreciating the benefit to be derived from exchange of ideas, have joined in large numbers, and the associa tion bids fair to be one of the most prosperous of State organizations.' The purpose of the association Is to secure for the musical profession in general a more dignified recognition from the public and to secure what ever other benefits may accrue to any organization which embraces a large and representative body of people with similar ideas. ON TRIAL OF LABOR I UNION TRUST Chicago, July 13. A special fed eral grand Jury convened here today to investigate charges that building contractors in this city have paid large sums in blackmail to business agents of labor unions who threat ened to tie up work by calling strikes. The complaining contract or, John J. McLaughlin, has called seven witnesses whom he declares will verify his story of graft. The government prosecutors have taken up the charges because It Is alleged that interstate shipments of building material have been Interfered with owing to McLaughlins refusal to submit to the demands of the union labor agents.