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MEIMB :eo in the best town in the best part op the best state BOOST REMEBMER THAT SATAN STAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN Tin. LAKELAND, FLO BID 4, TUESDAY. MARCH 4, 1919 No. 103 mi 'O OWNERS APRIL 15 . t'fl ii " iu , ., . . . . 0ADS MAY R YltWMtWS ULLED BY nilCltJ fILBUSTER IN CLOSING HOUItS OP CONGRESS NT DECLARES, GROUP Or MEN IN SENATE DELIBERATELY t TO EMBARRASS THE GO IT BI IMPERILLING FINANCIAL k INTEREST OF RAILROADS 750,000,000 RAILROAD BILL FAILED Jt Roads May Soon Pass From Gov't Control; Big Army and Navj propriation Bills Also Failed to Pass; Flood and Walsh Come A Nearly te Blows ' ihington, March 4. Congress adjourned at noon In the midst of a fan filibuster in the Senate that killed a long list of Important is. Among the bills which fulled was an appropriation of $750, for the Railroad Administration without which some administration say the railroads must be returned to the owners before the mid April t before adjournment was authorized, final notice was given to the cans that their efforts to force an immediate extra session had nd that the President was on shaken in his determination not to igress together until his work was done at the peace conference, I bills which failed Included both the army and navy appropriation n adjournment of Congress with important legislation killed by the can Senate filibuster' the President Issued a statement declaring group of men in the Senate hare deliberately chosen to embarrass Ministration of the government to Imperil the financial Interests of )way system of he country." Ish and pd Nearly tie To Blows I': 1y Associated Press.) ... Igltony March 4. Republic le Senate today continued a filibuster which lasted the night. In the House 1 Flood of the Foreign Af imlttee, finally succeeded In up a resolution requesting trlcan peace delegates urge om of Ireland. Crowded gal flowed the proceedings in ises until after midnight. 4 of spectators were in their 'i morning. The general de ar bill was the measure against fh Vi filibuster was aimed but ill an leaders admitted that It t a passed finally as their pur- a. to prevent action on other 3t. LaFollette spoke several Sr. 1 -ginning at one o'clock. i D night session of the House c:::rened by a hot exchange be to Hood of Virginia and Walsh ;fc.:aachusetts, which threatened a orl encounter- Flood interrupted ih while the latter was reading a .jrt of the investigation of the l Security League. Flood in bjr point of order said Walsh f 6'srsssed from the report to a speech. Walsh retorted that S said he was making a speech, he told what was false. Flood & across the chamber but waa pod by the doorkeeper and sev- 'members. After order was re Id, Walsh apologized . f CLAIMS Of HUM) CROWD OF TOURISTS TO "TOUR" FOLK COUNTY . ..- y About One Hundred Will Go to Win. ter Haren Tomorrow to See . Great Citrus Fruit Section About a hundred winter visitors will go to Winter Haven tomorrow to see that section of Polk county, more than ninety having handed in their names to the tourist informa tion bureau for the trip up to last night when the "entries" closed. The main party will leave Tampa over the A. C. L. at 11:30 a. m. Wednesday, while some who wish to see Lakeland the same day will spend the morning in "Florida's largest interior city," leaving the union station here at 7:10 a. m., or the post office at 8 a. m. on the Lakeland bus, joining the party as the first mentioned train passes through Lakeland about 12:30 o'clock en route to Winter Haven. The A. C. L. will provide extra equipment to take care of the party. This trip was at first planned for to day, but when the weather made it impossible to have the barbecue Sat urday and it had to- be moved up to Tuesday, the date of the trip was changed to Wednesday so as not to interfere with the "day of eats." Four hours will be spent seeing the wonderful lake region and citrus groves in the Winter "Haven section. Tampa Tribune. R STOCKS BROKE viicoa FAILED TO PASS ion (By Associated Press.) New York, March 4. Stocks broke sharply when it became knoVn in Wall Street that Congress had ad journed without acting on the Rail road revolution fund, and investment in railroad stocks lost one to three points. A small insect, almost invilbl&to the naked eye, known as onion thrips, did more than $2,000,000 dam ages to onions last year, in this coun try. - It also preys on other garden and truck crops. Farmers' Bulletin 1007. "Control of Onion Thrips." is sued by the"U. S. Department of Agriculture .Washington, D. C.. tells how to control it. ISIII T SAILS n FDArPF nuu AT IUL HI nnnnu lU. KG :5TOnO (By Associated Press.) New York, March 4 The Prosident rill sail for France on the 3eorge Washington at 8:15 a.' m. tomorrow, it was announced today. FLORIDA PEACH CROP EXPECTED TO BE GOOD Jacksonville, Fla., March 4. Pres ent indications are that Florida will produce a large peach crop this year. Florida has only of recent years come to the front as a peart producing section. There are several thousand acres altogether within the State that are coming into bearing this year. The outlook now is for an early crop. 65th Congress, In Almost Continuous Session Since April 2 J917,Closed Today Sy Associated Pre-) Islington. .March 4. The House r today adopted a resolution ex ling the hope that the peace con ic e will "favorably consider the jis of Ireland to the right of self munition. The- resolution goes i fc Senate where it is considered i 'yohable that any action will be More adjournment. te Walkill Stock Farms near 4i Cove Springs has received two fir-i Angora ' -xs border. goats from the TOMATO SEASON SATISFACTORY Miami. Fla., March 4. The pres ent prices' for tomatoes are consid ered excellent, in view of all circum stances, H. W. Bird, sales manager of the East Coast Growers' Associa tion, said recently. Freight rates are 25 per cent higher than last year, and a war tax is also to be added which Is making the present ship ments cost the consumer pretty heav ily. ' The farmer and packer, however, have also to "contend with higher prices: Crate material has advanced materially bver last year's figures, and labor both on the farm and in the packing house is costing much more. Everything in plant and animal ilfe that is worth while today rep resents growth and development, un der man's hand, from a wild condi tion. The wild chicken produced 15 i to 20 eggs, enough for a brood a year, t The highly domesticated hen is now hying from 200 to 300, eggs. There j ( are things for the farmer to study j i and help to make life worth living. ( ! It Is the Joy of creating better things j that makes an enthusiastic farmer. (By Associated Press.) Washington, March 4. The Sixty fifth or great war Congress passed in to history today with final taps of the gavel by yice-PresIdent Marshall and Speaker Clark at noon. Failure of scores of important bills gave promise of convening immediately after the second return of President Wilson from' France, for reconstruction legislation of the new Congress In ex traordinary session, in which control passes from the democratic party to the republicans. ' Unusual scenes of confusion in the final rush to complete its work ac companied the closing of Congress in which President Wilson, Just back from France in his room off the Sen ate chamber, hastily signed many lust-moment measures. Stupendous was the record of the CongresB, whlcn carried the nation into and through the war and which had been in almost continuous ses sion since Jt was called by President Wilson into extraordinary session April 2, 1917, to declare war against Germany. It appropriated about $60,-1 000,000,000 authorized $25,000,000,000 in bonds, and enacted countless meas ures for prosecuting the war and ot domestic import. The new Congress will take up the limitless task of re construction problems, ratification of the peaoe treaty and other vital ques tions, probably immediately after the return of President Wilson from his second visit to France. Special features of the Sixty-fifth Congress were many addresses by President Wilson, Including those rec ommending war with Germany and Austria, that of Jan. 8, 1917, enunciat ing his famous fourteen principles ot peace, and those endorsing woman suffrage, announcing the armistice terms imposed upon Germany last No vember, j 'There were three sessions of thai Congress. The first, - extra session j met April 2, 1917, following shortly after the turbulent and successful Senate filibuster on the administra tion armed shtp bill which marked the close of the Sixty-fourth Congress. The dramatic night address of Pres ident Wilson to urge war with Ger many, which was promptly declared, marked the opening of the extra ses sion, called but a few weeks after the President's Inauguration for a second term. The session closed October 6, 1917, lasting 1S8 days. The second session lasting 354 days and longest in the history of American govern mentbegan Dec. 3, 1917, and ad journed November 21, last. The third and final session which ended today began Dec. 2 last, and was the statutory short session of 93 days. Substantial democratic majorities j in both Senate and House since Pre ( iddnt Wilson's Inauguration six years, ago now have passed. In the new CI10 WDS DM BERLIN POLICE AND CUT TELEPHONE WIS; BAVARIAN TROOPS MARCHING OU MUNICH Myrle Ne Congress, the Senate will have 49 re publicans and 47 democrats and the House 238 republicans and 193 dem ccrats, 1 socialist, 2 independents and one prohibitionist. . jwany veterans in both houses re tired, with today's adjournment. In the Senate these included Senators Saulsbufy of Del., president pro tem pore; Lewis of 111., democratic whip; Sharroth of Colo., Thompson of Kan sas, Hardwick of Georgia, Hollis of New Hampshire, and Vardaman of Mississippi; Goff of West Virginia, Smith of Michigan and Weeks of Mas sachusetts. Among prominent repre sentatives whose service ended were Mic's Jeanette Rankin of Montane, the first woman elected to the House; Meyer London of New York, Social ist; 8 wager Sherley of Kentucky, chairman of the aproprlations com mittee; Hayes, California, Keating, Colorado, Powers of Kentucky, Fos ter, Illinois, Cox, Barnhart and Dix on of Indiana; Miller, Minnesota; j Borland, Missouri; Parker, New Jer sey; Gordon, Ohio; Farr Pennsylvan ia; O'Shaunessy, Rhode Island; Slay den, Gregg and Dies, Texas; and Cooper and Stafford of Wisconsin. New members of the next Congress j include Senators-elect Harrison, Mis sissippi; Harris, Georgia; Stanley,' entucky; Capper, Kansas; Edge, w Jersey; Elkins, West Virginia McCormlck, Illinois; Newberry, Mich igan; and Walsh, Massachusetts Partisan politics, although it caused the mandate for change from demo mratic to republican control of Con gress, was largely buried during the war period, war measures being has tily rushed through with big bi-partisan maporitles. Many acute controver sies, however, marked the Congress. Among these were the 1917-1918 ques tion of war efficiency, developed from an investigation ot the Senate mili tary committee and reaching a clim ax in the dispute between President Wilson and Senator Chamberlain of Oregon, chairman of the committee. Others involved the league of nations, the Overman bill conferring unlimit ed authority on the President to re organize government departments, government control of railroads and the food control act. During the first session of the Con gress, devoted largely to prosecution of the war, among the Important measures passed were: The war declaration against Ger many, signed April 6. 1917; the selec tive draft act; the law for seizure of interned German ships; the war risk insurance bureau act; the first war revenue bill; the food and fuel con trol law; the daylight saving meas ure; the initial and record-breaking aviation appropriation of $640,000, 000; the trading with the enemy act; and measures providing for soldiers and sailors "Insurance and protection Whidden, Company D Boy, Writes Of His War Experiences Mrs..Wm. Steltz, who is in Peoria, 111., sends the Telegram an interest lug letter written her by Merle Whid den, of Bartow, a Company D boy, who is now with the army of occupa tion In Germany, which we reproduce bolow. Mrs. Steitz says her mother remains critically ill, with no hope for her recovery. She says that Capt. Steitz is still at Vernuoil, and is now commanding officer of the Prisoners of War group there. He sent her the certificate of his recommendation for Major, which, however, she states will do him no good unless he re mains in the service as part of the regular army "and a Captain or a private citizen at home Is much bet ter than a Major abroad" adds Mrs. Steitz. The letter from Merle Whidden fol lows: Neuweld. Germany, Dec. 19, 1918. Dear Friend: Well, I am goiiur to try and an swer your nice letter, which I re ceived Nov. 12, one day after the great crash. It certainly was appre ciated more than anyone can imagine, for I certainly will never forget you and Capt. Steitz and all the nice peo ple of Lakeland. Many a time have of their civil rights atthome. Outstanding measures of the sec ond, long session, were: The, Austrian war declaration; the national prohibition xesolution; the Webb export trade act; the alien prop erty custodian bill; the laws for gov ernment control of railroads, tele graphs, telephone, cables and radio utilities; the second draft law; the SPARTACANS CALL SHE BOLSHEV1KI CONTINUED TO PRESS OFFENSIVE AGAINST AL LIES SOUTH OF ARCHANGEL (By Associated Press.) Copenhagen, March 4. Crowds forced their way Into the police sta tion at Berlin Monday night, disarmed the police and cut the telephone wires, according to a Berlin telegram- '(By Associated Press) Berlin, Monday, March 4,-rThe Na tional Spartacang' League and Oreat or Berlin Communists' organization has issued an appeal for an immedi ate general strike and overthrow of the National Assembly at present republican. , ' Call Strike (By Associated Press ) Copenhagen, March 4. The Spar tacans proposal to declare a strike was adopted by the Workers' Council at Berlin Sunday after ' a stormy meetlny by a bare majority, says a Berlin dispatch. Press Offensive (By Associated Pres.) Archangel, Monday, March 3. The Bolshevikl continue to pressi the of fensive against the allied and Amer ican troops south of Archangel. The Allies have evacuated the village of. Vevslevkawa, according to a report received here. Paris. March 4. Bavarian troops opposed to the radical Munich gov ernment are marching on the city, ac cording to a Zurich dispatch. I thought of the good times we all War France Corporation act and the BPent whi,e yu were visiting us in Overman reorganization bill. Macon. i , ... , . , , ' First, I will say I have not heard During the last session, completion ' ' t. " o ttuiu Hutu any ui iim uiu uuys. i of the $6,000,000,000 revenue bill was the chief accomplishment in addition to completion of waterpower, oil, gas and coal land development legisla tion, authorization of additional bonds; completion of the wheat guar onty bill, and authorization of seven billon dollars in short term notes, . Woman suffrage also was a much debated topic, but was defeated in the the Senate last month, 55 to 29, lack ing the necessary twojthlrds by a margin of tone vote, after the resolu tion proposing submission of an equal suffrage amendment to the Constltu- never knew where, or to what outfit they were assigned. As it happened W. K., my brother, was sent to the 2nd Division and was assigned to the 9th Inf., Co. B. at Soissons and was In one battle before I was. I had fever and was sent to a hospital where I stayed 6 or 7 days, then over to 161 Infantry, waiting for another casual outfit. In about two weeks I was sent with a casual outfit to Nan cy, France. There the 2nd came from Soissons, and I joined them and was In Co. B., the same as my broth er, before I knew It. ' Later, we got tion had bee adopted by the Houae more casuals and drilled awhile and on Jan. 10, 1917, by a vote of 274 to went over in the Toul front,' later 136. The campaign for Its adoption back to Nancy, wen the air raids will be renewed In the new Congress, took place. I saw two battles in the Investigations by both Senate and alr that a. m. early. In both, tha House committees were numerous American brought him down. Well, throughout the three sessions. Among that next day in the p. m. we started these were the Inquiry into disloyalty, our hike toward the city of Toul. We charges against Senator La Follette stayed out about 15 miles from Toul of Wisconsin, which recently ended for several weeks, went our our In a vote dismissing the . charges planes every day. We knew some Other important inquiries, in addi- thing was going to take place. The tion to the Senate military commit- Americans were relieving the French tee's general army investigation, were on all this front, massing artillery and those Into radical, pro-German and moving division after division every I rewer's propaganda, activities of the night. When the stage was pretty National Socurlty League, regulation j near all set, they called the 2nd one of the meat industry; the railroad Sunday night and It ws raining, question, into coal and sugar, condl-. We hiked up real close to the front tion; the Ford-Newberry senatorial n a thick woods. There we stayed election contest from Michigan, and in this thick woods for about 5 days, the Hog Island shipbuilding enter- Then our chaplain came around for prise. confession and we knew something The Senate confirmed thousands of was about to take place. Then Into nominations. It ratified treaties for the line. The night before th8 whole acquisition of the Virgin Islands, for j front was just as quiet as could be, reciprocal drafting of aliens and sev-jno noise save an Austrian 88 in a duel eral commercial and arbitration treat-' with one of our 75's. You could hard lea. Despite the support of President ly tell there was a war on this front Wilson, the $25,000,000 Colombia We went through onr trenches treaty again failed. ' (Cootlnaed on Page 8.) '