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VBUSHED IN THE BE8T TOWN IN THE BEST PART OF THE BEST STATE BOOST REMEMBER .THAT SATAN STAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HI3 HOME TOWN '- s OLUME VI LAKELAND. FLORIDA, SATURDAY, DEC. 30, 1916 No. 50 Lakeland Evening UK ,DIE TO TS OH m be n; lint mmm BY fARANTEES AGAINST FUTURE CONFnCTSWILL BE INSISTED ON, AND A MEANS WILL BE REQUIRED FOE COMPARING TERMS OF PEACE (By Associated Press.) Paris, - Dec, 30. The allies' re- k to the German peace note will be nded the American ambassador, arp, tonight, said the Petit Pari- .n. u wui ne puDiisnea lomor w. The note sets forth again the ntral , powers' responsibility for ir, said the paper, and insists on jaration and restitutions as out led by the British premier. It will that Germany has removed, in Ivance, ,a basis tor negotiations oy iling, to.- formulate proposals. It ill suggest that the Berlin cabinet lving proclaimed In 1914 its oon- knpt lor treaties cannot pretend to Itain the same conditions as pow- n which were respectful of signa ges, and must offer guarantees. Points in the Note ..." (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 30. The Amer an (government believes the three Hncipal points in the .Allies' note the belligerents were: Tear that 111 111 V. I ' n . ie neuirais position wu i i cu red altogether intolerable" if the Jar vn tinned: the suKEestion that l rangements be made so to guar htee against future conbicts, ana te proposal that a means be found .comparing concrete peace terms (r bath siaes. mis was leurueu day. The administration believed Jhe second point would lurnisn Leans whereby the entente could rita propriety discuss peace. 0NGEST LAWSUIT IN HISTORY OF ENGLAND JUST CONCLUDED (By Associated Press.) London, Dec. 30. The longest nd one of the most unique lawsuits ver beard In the English courts has ust been decided. It involved the bwnershlp of $2,500,000 in gold khich the Amalgamated properties f' Rhodesia, Ltd.,, owners of a mil- acres in Rhodesia claimed that he Globe and Phoenix Gold Mining Lo., wnicn owns u uuutn s bine in the world, had, taken from he Rhodesia property. As if to be knsistent the court occupies m lours in delivering Judgment.. The case lasted 144 das ahd cost 50,000 One witness was on the kiand sixteen days, ana anoiuc. kho was on the Btand almost as pong, died. Two other men w no were Interested in the case died De- fore it was concluded. More than 60,000 questions were in!i put to witnesses ana answerer the final summing up counsel for the defendants spoke for 45 days. Chief faunae! for the defense receivea a fee of $5,000 and his "refresher" or daily charge was $500. The documents in the case were so voluminous that two large rwiuo ere crowded with maps, assays and retort " The proceedings were en livened .by stirring scenes between opposing counsel and apologies were ordered by the court. In decidlnsr the case. Justice Eve dismissed the action on the ground I ttit the Abaltramated Properties had (tailed to prove that the gold was ex-k Sacted from 1U mine which adjoined t of the Globe and Phoenix. a. broom manufacturer In Atlanta uta Manatee county to raise 1,000 n A! PROPER ItESMIOH 1Y REPARATION NERVIEST MAN IN GEORGIA FOUND BY H. B. TUTTLE Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 30. The ner viest man in Georgia lives in Gilmer county, according to Colonel H. B. Tuttle, and the colonel ought to know because the man is his neigh bor. 'He waked me up at midnight," Colonel Tuttle declares, "and bor rowed my shotgun to kill a dog that kept him awake by its barking, and when I got up next morning I dis covered that the dog was mine" And the colonel added: "If coffee is bad for the nerves, that man nev er drank a drop." t GOLD IMPORTED PAST YEAR INTO U S. (By Associated Press.) New York, Dec. 30. $684,700,- 000 In gold was imported into the United States this year. This makes a new record. NATIVE TROOPS NOT AS HARDY AS THE MEN FROM CITIES (By Associated Press.) Near Verdun, Dec. 30. Native troops, from the French colonies are not so hardy as white soldiers from the cities and villages of France, ac cording to the chief surgeon of tne great field hospital here. He said: The opinion has been very gen erally prevalent throughout the world that the semi-ciailized races are hardier than the civilized white races. This idea, however, has been nrnved fallacious. I myself, since the beginning of the war, have treat ed some thousands of wounded men and have found in general that the white race can support pain without complaint better than any colored race. We have had here cases of all kindB and I have been able to prove hot nnt ntilv our oeasants, who form such a large part of our army, but the Inhabitants of our big cities are as i&turalfy healthy and amen oKia aursrlcal and medical treat ment as the men of any race which lives under primitive conditions. Oh o,.Hn the effects of contact with dirt upon wounds proves that natives suffer from gangrene, peri tenitis and blood-poisoning Just as much as white men. At me sauw time, their complaints when they are suffering are much greater than those of white men." rW "PTMXTESS FOR MAKING SUGAR TO BE GREAT SAVING (By Associated Press.) Honolulu, T. H., Dec. 30. -A new process for the manufacture of suear from "final molasses," whlcn was announced at the annual meet lng of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association this month may. It is es timated, result In a saving of not thm 2 500.000 a year to w i tuna ,m - - sugar men of the Hawaiian Islands, and effect even greater saving Cuba and other cane-growing conn ThA nrocess was announced by J N. s. Williams, of the Island of MauI. who is the inventor, ne u. not patented his process and its use is. therefore, open to all sugar-grirw-' t. .. oauwfntion went ers. Tne pmu"" - on record as recognizing Air. Hams discovery as the biggest . . .. i. tha umr achievement qi me Industry. it ti,. nrocess takes from me - ..fln.i molasses" approximate- ly one-half of the eight per cent, of ar that has mwww prd a total loss. No proce wwn v which this aurar seen - - could be crystalized and recovers $684 00.000 tha ADVISES IMMEDIATE ML Of II. S. TROOPS FROM MEXICO (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 30. Counsel lor Polk, of, the State department, and Charles A. Douglas, Carranza's attorney here, conferred on the Mer- lcan situation. Both were silent. It is understood, however, that .Doug las suggested a voluntary with drawal of the American expedition without awaiting an agreement would go tar toward clarifying the situation. NO AMERICANS NOG BEING EX TRADITED FROM ENGLAND (By Associated Press.) London, Dec. 30. One of the ef fects of the enforcement by the Unit ed States of more stringent passport regulations, is that there are no fur ther extradition cases of Americans from England. During many years before the war there were a substantia 1 number of such cases, so many that dealing with them constituted an Important division of the work' of officials at the embassy . So well have the new regulations governing the Issuing of passports served the cause of justice that during the current year there has not been a single case of an American criminal or suspect being arraigned at Bow street police court for extradition. . PRESIDENT SENT SECOND NOTE EXPLAINING THE FIRST (By Associated Press.) Berlin, Dec. 30. President Wll- son several days ago sent a second note explaining the first to the bel ligerents. It has been withheld here, it is said, because the German reply showed the German government had not ' misconstrued the "purpose and the alms' of the President's first communication. Lansing Refuses to Comment (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 30. Secretary Lansing refused to comment on the report of a second explanatory note sent the belligerents to correct any possible misinterpretations of the note calling for peace terms. He re- . ti . . 4 . tha report might have arisen out of me reiiun mi8ui u the sending abroad of Lansing s statements regarding the note. Other officials said they were sure the Berlin dispatch referred to the two statements Secretary Lansing is sued the day after the original note was made public. first" molasses Is boiled as usual. but .instead of ceasing to boil it at the usual stage, the boiling is con tinued up to the point of practical exclusion of all water. 'The result ing product, while still hot, is run Into containers, where it is allowed to ccol and solidify for about a week, becoming as hard as rock. This ma terial, which contains the crystal ized sugar. Is broken up, passed through a crushing process, mixed with water until it becomes once more a molasses-like texture, and finallv run through a specially con- .. .a MntrtfuraL This makes S1IUVVCU " about 2,000 revolutions per minute, about double the usual number, and it successfully extracts the sugar that formerly was lost. The Seaboard Air Line and tne Florida East Coast Railway have ad vertised that they will publish a rate of 3 cents per mile, plus 35 cents," for the round trip, from all points along their line to Taiianas see account of the Inauguration of Hon. Sidney J. Catto as Governor, Jan. 2. STONE AND If L DENY THEY HAVE TO CALL STRIKE (By Associated Press.) Cleveland, Dec. 30. WTarren G Stone and W, G. Lee, heads of the two railroad Brotherhoods here, de nied that a circular has been issued asking a renewal of authority to call a general striae as a result or tne failure to agree with the Railroads on the operation of the Adamson law . No circular has been pre pared. W. L. BRANCH VICTIM OF AUTOMOBILE ON HIGHWAY; Plant City, Dec. 30 -W. L. Branch lias been confined to his home near Plant City since Tuesday afternoon, due to Injuries sustained when he, was knocked down by an automo bile on the Plant City-Tampa road. Mr. Branch was at Six Mile Creek, waiting lor a car in which to re turn home. ,He noted a machine coming out from Tampa and mo tioned to stop it. Just tuen a car bearing a Polk county tag bore down upon him, and he was knocked down and rendered unconscious for a time. Mr. Branch suffered very painful bruises on the face, head and .body, bat Dr. J. C Knight, who Is at tending him, stated yesterday after noon that he is getting along nicely and will, It is hoped, soon be out again. $1 ,258,209,000 WORTH OF BONDS SOLD IN 1916 (By Aasociateta Press.) New York, Dec. 30. '$1,258,209, 000 worth of bonds were sold in the New York stock exchange for the year ending yesterday. This makes a An i timet n n a new record. h,k a,uuu buwcd of stock changed hands. REORGANIZING PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT ON MORE INDEPENDENT LINES (By Associated Press.) Manila, P. I., Dec. 30. The work of the first Philippine Congress Is largely concerning Itself with re organization of the . government along more independent lines. Heretofore all legislative measures in the Philippines have begun with the words "By authority of the Con gress of the United States, be it en acted by the Philippine legislature." One of the first measures passed by I fa insular congress was a change to read, "The Senate and House of Representatives in Con gress assembled, decrees," etc., meaning, of course, that the Filipino Congress Is now acting on its own authority. A bill for the organization of six departments has passed both Houses oi Congress. The departments are those of public Instruction,' interior, finance, Justice, agriculture and nat ural resources, and commerce and communications. The department of public instruction Is to be headed by an appointee by the President of the United States who will be vice-governor of the Philippines, and the in sular congress will have no voice In bis naming, but the other depart ments may be headed by local Ap pointees who will probably be select ed from the Filipino Congress. The bill provides that the bureau of civil service shall be under the direct con trol of the governor-general, a" meas ure designed to keep the bureau from the contamination of politics. The new department heads will comprise the cabinet of the gover nor-general and be responsible to him, but their presence may be re quired by. either' House of Congress which. In this way, hopes to keep final control of their action in its own haadTj The Congress is , enaeaurms w , rnld -filibusters" and. the Senate has adopted a rule that no member TEUTONS AT THE RUSSIANS AND KEEP UP iBUILDING FOR CUT-PRICE STORE BEING BUILT Clearwater, Dec. 30. The build ing which S. S. Coachman is erecting at the corner of Cleveland street and Fort Harrison avenue is being rushed to completion as rapidly as possible. rThe solid character of the work which is going into the structure has necessarily made the work seem 'alow, but it is Mr. Coachman's de sire to have the building as substan tial as pcesible as It is to be four Btories in height. The most of the. heavy foundation work has been completed, and from this time on the building will seem to grow more rapidly. It will be completed early in February, and will be occupied by A. J. Moore's Cut Price Store on the ground floor, while the secomd floor will probably be made Into modern apartments. The two upper floors will contain offices and probably a lodge hall. AEROPLANES MAKE TRIP FROM HEMPSTEAD TO (By Associated Press.) Philadelphia, Dec. 30. Seven of the fourteen aeroplanes which left Hempstead, N. Y., landed here two hours after leaving the starting point The others have not reported. (By Associated Press.) - Hempstead, N. Y., Dec. 30. United States army officers and civilians in fourteen aeroplanes left here this morning for Philadelphia. They ex pect to return tomorrow APPROVE WORK ON 8T. PETERBURG'S GOVERNMENT BUILDING St. Petersburg, Dec. 30. Super- .4 a. m 4- DnMr n.0 )ia rvflH r A V t Vl A supervising arcnitect, wasningion, D. C, with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga.. recently visited St. Petersburg and made an Inspection of the work on the new' postofRce building now under construction under the super vision of Superintendent of Con structlon Edw. W. Roberts. Mr. Perry was greatly pleased with the class of work that the con tractor, M. L. Hollady, of Greens boro, N.. C, is doing, and particu larly the ornamental architectural terra cotta and the marble columns. oniw in the last few years have American manufacturers been able to produce polychrome terra cotta, and the terra cotta used on the building is the beBt that has been so produced. The detail of the orna mentations has been exceedingly .ill ami Intn nut nl f nrtnnniftl V i 1 PHILADELPHIA none of this detail has been lost or1"" "' -j-- reduced by the usual firing) of the terra cotta Mr. Perry stated that St. Peters burg should certainly be proud to have a federal building of this char acter, des'ejned especially for a semi- tropical country, and convenient of access. Especial note was mauu oi the office system originated and used by Supt. Roberts, of dally reports on the progress, construction and of fice business in connection with the construction at the building. may use more than tnree nours speaking on a measure after Senators of the minority have r en, and a vote ot the majority close the debate. The movement of citrus ' vegetables at Plant City week averaged about per day. HEELS OF RUMANIANS HEAVY f IB Teutons Continue To Take Prisoners; Several French Attacks Repulsed TEUTONS CONTINUE TO TAKE PRISONERS; SEVERAL FRENCH ATACKS REPULSED (By Associated Press.) Russians and Rumanians are fighting a heavy rear guard action as they retire toward Sereth line in northeastern Wallacbia and south- era Moldavia. The German war of fice claimed steady prograss for the Teutonic forces along the entire tront between the Rumania Carpa thians and the Danube. Along the Moldavian frontier the Teutons have captured 660 prisoners. Operations on the Franco-Belgian front are confined to a small movement In the region of Verdun. Berlin anounced the repulse of several French at tacks. EARTHQUAKE DID MUCH DAMAGE By Associated Press.) Kobe, Japan, Dec. 30. Damage caused by the earthquake of Sunday, Nov. 25, which was briefly reported by cable, was considerably greater than was first indicated. The city of Kobe, one of the most beautiful places in Japan, stretching along the waterfront at the foot of picturesque mountains, found, after the subsidence of the shock that a majority of its residences on the billslopes had suffered great dam age. In this section are some of the finest houses, both Japanese and for eign, and many of them were so shaken that rofos fell In and walls tumbled Into the streets. It was the most severe shock ex perienced in Central Japan in twenty-five years. In Kioto, the big rail road station Tost most of its windows and the walls sagged in several places. i The disturbance was ac companied by a roar, like the boom ing of a great cannon, with a heated, oppressive atmosphere, which caused an even greater panic than the dam age Justified . 'No - one was killetf and no buildings were entirely d' mollshed, but cracked walls and f lodged chimneys were gen throughout Central Japan. A party of tourists wh' spending the afternoon on t' ous Rokkosan mountain Juf the city of Kobe are respf the story that they saw neighboring hillsides r one of the earth tremr Some of the Japar experts believe the due to the subsidr ean fissures below . . . MAY BOND ' BRIT St. tlons ' cialcl acre laf r M ' ' ' ' " Si ' '" v r i 4-:- hi ' 4 I J t ' I 1 I - IS 1 f 1 l" '' ' t - . ' . I ." i - V-: ; J.'1 t ' , , I- I... In Mr. Williams' process M of broom corn. .