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Published in the Best Town in VOLUME EX. io states onIveIme ON SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT WITH RESULT STILL IN MUCH DOUBT SUFFRAGISTS IN GALLERY CHEER AS FIGHT OPENS Scenes Resembling Those of the Civil War Period Mark the Opening of the Debate in the North Carolina Legislature Rumor that Governor Cox Se cretly Opposed Suffrage Denied io Telegram, (By Associated Press ) Nashville, Aug. 17. The Tennes see house met today prepared for an extended debate on suffrage, which, tbe leaders thought, might delay final action until late in the afternoon. Both sides went into the light claim ing victory. The motion that the house concur lr the senate's ratification of the suf frage amendment was offered after a favorable report of the committee on constitutional conventions. Chairman Reddlck tof the constitutional con tentions committee, opened the de bate for the suffragists. DEBATE OPENS (By Associated Press.) Raleigh, Aug. 17. Amid scenes that the state house had never wit nessed since the days of the civil par, the North Carolina legislature began today the consideration qf the potion to ratify the woman's suffrage fcmendment. The galleries, flag be- decked, were filled -with suffragists who broke Into cheering as Senator Carr opened the debate In favor of the amendment. State Senator George Prick, of Maryland, is at Raleigh looking after suffrage interests. He waB at Wheel- pug. W. Va., when that state ratified be amendment, and has spent some ttime at Nashville. Rumors that Governor Cox had fcent a personal representative to aid pecretly in the defeat of suffrage, were denied ina statement from suf frage headquarters, and later In a telegram from Governor Cox himself. Antl-suffragists are taking an ac- tive part. The speaker of the hous 8 known to be against the resolu tion. Both sides are claiming the rictory. CLOSE GAME IS LOST IN NINTH INNING MONDAY (By Smiley.) Well. bovs. it wax a. touch one to pee but we sure got our money's Nrth. After battine 13 innines. the High landers went down in defeat, Braden Jown winning by scoring two runs In (D last game, making the count a o 3. It war ft hnttln rnval and no poubt the best game on a muddy dia mond this year. Drake was on the kound for Bradentown and was in superb form, striking out 15 men and le"ing the locals down with six scat hed hits. However. Drake was not the only Iitcher that featured, for our friend Iahoney was not to be outdone, atrlk g out 11 of the visitorg andallow 8 but 6 hits. The big fellow tched wonderful ' ball and those rowers almost broke their backs in tor effort to bit the old pill. Ma 'oney really should have won his :ame in nine innings, for he had the 'Eitocs at his mercy, especially dur nS the first nine frames and had it ' been for some costly errors the Same would have gone to the High- Ioms by a score of 3 to 1. weii. Piac, it was hard luck but let's hope For better luck next time. The boy Prtainly demonstrated that be Is a ?ard man to beat when he Is right and r 6e no doubt with a couple of vic tories under his belt, he will off for ,a u-ing of wins. I ourleson, who has been obtained RQ 4 trad c s.hiirf will , " ItUUl 0b. 1 CiCIOVU. Ql ,ae charge of the home team today Cd nnr rnnu.. -A Via a a man. K'etchpr , .toA tn the i--utB. in obtaining the services ui Mr- Burleson, the maniement has JPQlled a wise trade and it seeing that Je got all the best of the deal with credit to Fletcher as a ball play, j- n Burleson we not only strength our pitching staff, but also have lis services a, manager, and there l i flubt that we will notice a vast j Proveraent under his leadership as the Best Part of the Best State. JAPAN CONSIDERS REMOVING TROOPS FROM SAGHALJEN (By Associated Press.) Honolulu, Aug. 17.-Japan 1B con sidering the possible withdrawal of her troops from Saghalien island be cause of the protest of the American government and the heavy financial burden, according to a Tokio cable to a Japanese newspaper here. FORMER MAYOR OF DUBLIN GOES ON HUNGER STRIKE (By Associated Press.) Cork, Ireland, Aug. 17. Terence McSweeney, lord, mayor of Cork, de ported, to England after his conviction on a sedition charge, refuses to eat. CANDIDATES DEPOSIT CAN NOT BE RETURNED TO HIM Tallahassee Aug. 17. Attorney General Van C. Swearingen has written an Interesting opinion at the request of the governor, in which he holds against the legality of return ing to candidates at the recent pri mary election that part of the funds assessed against such candidates as was not expended in the primary elections. GOLDEN JUBILEE OF UNIVERSITY AT COLUMBUS, 0. Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 17. The golden jubilee of Ohio State Univer sity, to be celebrated next October with all the dignity and ceremonial completeness becoming such an event, is expected to attract to Co lumbus the largest gathering of dis tinguished educators that has ever been entertained In this city. Invi tations have been sent to all of the prominent universities and colleges of America and it is believed that a large number of them will be repre sented at the semi-centennial exer cises by their presidents or other prominent memberg of their faculties' On the opening day of the celebration the distinguished guests will be wel comed in an address by Governr James M. Cox. The present State university was formally organized in 1870 under Ihe rame of the Ohio Agricultural and Mechonical College., and, like many other educational institutions in the middle west, it owed its origin to the congressional land grant. he Is an old hand at the game. Well. Bradentown again today and Daytona tomorrow and Thursday with a double-header. Now let's all be out to give the new pilot a good send off and above all do not fall to at tend the bargain matinee on Thurs day Let us make It an all-Lakeland day and turn out a record-breaking rrowd. Lakeland- AB R H PO A Brooks, 3b 0 0 1 2 Dean, lb 4 1 Palmer, lb 4 1 1 10 2 Sewart, If 8 0 0 3 0 Troutman, cf 5 0 1 21 Kowalskl. ss ........ 5 0 1 1 3 McLean, rf 5 0 0 1 0 Criger, c 5 0 115 2 Mahoney. p 5 12 0 2 Totals 40 1 8 37 14 Bradentown AB R H PO A Elliott, 2b 4 0 2 .2 4 Arline, cf 4 0 2 Cashion, lb 4 Quinn, c 5 Jacobs, rf 5 H'recks, If Harris, ss 5 Bair. lb 4 Drave. p 4 0 16 1 15 0 2 Totals 41 5 6 31 17 Score by innings: Bradentown ... 000 300 000 000 2-5 Lakeland 003 000 000 000 x-3 Daytona plays here tomorrow and Thursday, with a double-header on "Thursday. j (Continues n page 8) The habit of drinking kerosene has long prevailed among the Indians In parta of South America, and to such ..f thaf fi Importation of ker- losene for drinking is a considerable trade In Peru ana jbohti. Eve LAKELAND, FLA.N'ESDAY, AUG. 17, lttO POLES ONCE MORE AND DRIVE THE BOLSHEVIKI ARMY FROM THE GATES OF THEIR CAPITAL (By Associated Press) London, Aug. 17 Soviet Russia has asked the British premier for a defi nite statement of Great Britain's at tide toward General Wrangel, the an- ti-bolshivik commander. Hold Reds In Check (By Associated Press.) Warsaw, Aug. 17. The hold of the Russian soviet armies on the gates of Warsaw has been broken, according to allied officers here. The Polish counter offensive is in full swing at various points and the Russians are falling back in confusion. The Polish communique says the pressure on Warsaw is relived, and that Gen eral Pilsudski directed the. counter strokes. Signs at the front Sunday indicated HOUSING NEEDS IN LAKELAND AS SEEN BY SOME OF ITS CITIZENS The housing situation, which is a frequent affliction of the large cities, seems to have reached Lakeland in its epidemic spread, and much discus sion is going on here as to causes and remedies. The high cost of lumber and labor 1b the reason generally advanced for the shortage of houses ' throughout the country. As regards Florida in gen eral, and Lakeland In particular, we must also take Into consideration the large number of new citizens. "Peo ple ar0 going to other towns 'because we can not find homes for them here," says C. G. Rogan. "We could fill fifty houses Inside a week if we had the houses," says Mr. Holworthy of the Chamber of Com merce. 4' The estimate ot houses needed at the present time varies from fifty to one hundred. There seems to be no doubt that the demand is not being met, and we may expect the demand to Increase with the approach of the tourist season. The scarcity of houses produces a scarcity of rooms, for many families are occupying rooms who would prefer to own or rent houses. "There Is a good deal of building ana remoaeuing going on says m. L. Cordery," but Lakeland needs new houses." H. L. Snooks is of the opinion that two fine, large apartment houses In addition to those we have, are very much needed, "Something for, those who are willing to pay a reasonable price for what they want," he says. "It doesn't pay to cater to the cheap class of tourists. The towns that cat er to a good class of tourists are get ting a good class of tourists." M. G. Waring is of- the opinion that in addition to making the necessary provision for the spending class, we should also consider the needs of those who wish to enjoy our climate with as little expense as possible. "I'd like to see some more 'Uncle SHORTSTOP KILLED BY PITCHED BALL FROM CARL MAYS (By Associated Press.) New York, Aug. 17. Raymond Chapman- short stop of the Cleveland Americas League Club, died today from a fractured skull sustained when hit by a ball thrown by Pitcher Carl Mays In yesterday's game with New York. He was operated on in an effort to save his life. LAKE COUNTY BANKS SHOW GREATER RESOURCES Tavares, Aug. 17. The total re sources of the banks of Lake county at tbe close of business, June 30, 1920, as compiled by Hon. G. G. Ware, of tbe First National bank of Leesburg, shows $2,889,986 92. Ten years ago the total resources of all bankg in Lake county were $588,097, or a gain in a ten-year period of 662 per cent. A statement issued by the Lake County Chamber of Commerce at this period last year showed total deposits of $2,425,556, the peak up to the com pilation Oct. 1, 1819. The total de posits June 30, 1920, was $3,552,196, or a gain of $1,126,640, or 56 per cent increase. mm BOOST Remember that Satan Stayed in Heaven Until He TAKE OFFENSIVE that the French are taking a more ac tive part In the guidance of the Pol ish army. General Weygand is said to be responsible for the new tactics employed to repel the Invaders. Still Hold Warsaw (By Associated Press ) London, Aug. 17. Warsaw is still held by the Pol.es so far as tbe dis patches 'here disclose. The latest. Russian communique does not claim that the city has been captured, while Monday's official Polish statement represented the defenders as making a successful resistance. Meanwhile the Russlass are rapidly progressing through the Polish corridors and are reported within fifty miles of Dan tig. 'Tom's Cabins' he says, referring to JCapt. Flemings simple but attractive I building. The matter of a tent city is also 'being discussed. "I've seen tent cit ies," says L. M. Futch. "Sanitation Is the important thing. If we can't have the right sanitation, we had better let the thing alone. Also, It ought to be . eut somewhere would have to be, in .fact and that seems to make it nec- ,e8sary to have a "Mess-hall" in con nection. "We need a hundred new houses." I says W. F. Sneed. "And my Idea is that, va nhmiM nf front nannl nilin are ready to live without working, thus actually bringing In mon, monev 'to the community." j N Mr. Holworthy believes that the dif ficulty and the delay In securing both material and men Is the reason that building is not keeping up with the demand, a statement that is borne out by Contractor Wilson's remark that he can not get the men to en able him to accept all the contracts that are offered him. CM. Clayton believes the high prices of both labor and material are retarding progress and says, "I had ! planned to build from six to ten hous es, but havfl bflnn nhllrari tn hnM ntf a while because the prices." H. L. Swatts advocates a building )and loan association and believes that any man who has money to invest can do the community a good turn by lending it directly or through such an association to men who already own the real estate on which to build. "There are a thousand men here who would build," says Mr. Swatts," if they could get money on long time, monthly payments at six per cent." "No buildingr says F. W. Mercer, in surprise. "You can't go anywhere in Lakeland without seeing a new house. There is difficulty in getting material and men, but there Is a sur prising amount of building going on." What do YOU think of the housing situation? DEMOCRATS MEET IN CONVENTION AT COLUMBUS (By Associated Press.) Columbus, O., Aug 17. The Dem ocratic convention met here today with Governor Cox's address the main feature. The candidate was expect ed to set tha1 battle gauge for his opponent in the contest at the polls for their home state. SH0TGU(i BRIGADES TO PROTECT AGAINST THIEVES (By Associated Press.) Dubuque. Iowa, Aug 17 Shotgun ' rigades of citizens and officers of tbe peace are being organized in this part of the state in an effort to stop and apprehend thieves, particularly bank robbers. State authorities have taken the initiative in organizing the posses, according -to Sheriff Frank Kennedy. It is planned that when a robbery is reported notice be sent throughout the county in which it occurred and counties nearby, and the "thotgun" men called together to pa trol all highways. Wolfskin makes the meat for banjos. best parch- T ELEQRAM MEXICO MAY GET FROM UNITED STATES PROVIDED : SHE CHANGES PRESENT COURSE MISSISSIPPI PRIMARIES BEING CONDUCTED TODAY (By Associated Press ) Jackson, Miss., Aug. 17. Mississip pi Democrats voted for five candi dates for Congress in the primaries today, with the record of the adminis tration as the chief Issue. UNITED STATES TAKES THIRD IN FENCING CONTEST (By Associated Press.) Antwerp, Aug 17. America was defeated by England fencing , with foils in the Olympic games today, giv ing the United States third place. BETTER WATER SUPPLY OBTAINED AT CLEARWATER Clearwater, Aug. 17. A new well has been opened and is in operation by the waterworks department, and the Golden Sunset City is now getting as good water as can be found in the state. The old supply was strongly impregnated with minerals, and, though free of any Injurious qualities, was offensive to the taste. The pres ent supply is practically pure and tasteless. SECRETARY PAYNE FAVORS RELEASEOF ALASKA RESOURCES (By Associated Press.) Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 17. John Barton Payne, secretary of the Interior, who passed through here with Secretary Daniels upon their re turn from Alaska, will urge speedisg up development of Alaska's re sources. "Some of my predecessors;" Sec retary Payne said, ''seemed to think that a mine or a tree were things to bo locked, up and preserved. But Alaska is not to be developed by lock ing it up. A strict conservation pol icy cannot be applied to a new coun try scantily settled which must In crease Its population by using its re sources. I believe that for a time the wealth of the territory should be used without stint for the benefit of hu manity." Mr. Payne declared legislation Is needed to provide easier access to Alaska. Transportation, both for freight and passengers, must be cheaper and provision made to han dle traffic during the rushing summer season. BIG SUM RECOMMENDED FOR USE OF RAILWAYS (By Associated Press.) Washington, Aug. 17. Distribution to tbe railroads of nearly two hun dred millions was recommend to the Interstate commerce commission to day In the final report of railway ex ecutives on applications of various carriers for loans. KENTUCKY "PISTOL TOTERS" ATTACKED BY THE GOVERNOR (By Associated Press.) Louisville, Ky., Aug. 17. Gover nor Edwin F. Morrow has declared war on pistol toters,'' a Kentucky 1 1 a ' . L li rt m ' cans inose wno naouuauy carry ure al ms concealed. In a formal state ment he characterized them as unde sirable citizens, a menace to good or der and public safety. . The Governor declared that here after persons convicted of carrying deadly weapons may not expect easy executive clemency, beeause no par done will be forthcoming from his office. He called upon the courtg to assist tn saving the state from what he termed the "disgrace of Its homi cides," and urged them to faithfully, execute the law which provides tor ( jail sentences for the first offense and . for the second disfranchisement for two years. Republican Confer (By Associated Press.) Marion, O., Aug. 17. Republican leaders conferred on the speaking plans, for Senator Harding for the' next six weeks. Began to Knock His Home Towk RECOGNITION MUST KEEP FAITH AND NOT DEPEND UPON TRICKERY Secretary Colby Telb Mexican Head How He Can Win Favor of, Washington Authorities No Actual Promise of Recognition Extended, it is Said, but En couragement is Offered to Pres ident de la Huerta. ' (By Associated Press.) ' Mexico City, Aug. 17. President Wilson is ready to recognize the Mex ican governmest If the latter agreea to the term3 and proposals of Sec Colby, according to a message gent to President de la Huerta by Fernando Calderon, Mexican high commission er, to the United States. The newspaper "Bxcelsior", lays that Secretary Colby's proposals are that North American lives and prop erty' shall be' respected, that in demnities be paid foreigners suffering during the revolution, and that Car ranza'g confiscatory decrees be abro gated. .... - Have Other Conditions ' Washington, Aug 17. State depart ment officials said th three proposals given In the City of Mexico dispatch as precedent to the recognition of the' Mexican government were only a few of the conditions announced by the' United tates. The performance of duties instead of mere promises la put above all condition, h esaid, add ing that recognition was not promised under any conditions. .V ORLANDO IS ENJOYING BIG BUILDING BOOa Orlando, Aug. 17. Thirty-nine building permits have been issued since August 1st. Fourteen new resi dences have been started. A Christian. Science church, to be built In two unites, Is to be started within a few days. Seven up-to-date store-houses are under construction In the Beach am block. Brick streets are being rushed to completion, and It Is an nounced that Orlando will soon bare twenty miles of brick paving. There is talk of several important new biuldlngs to be erected this fall. ," TOBACCO MEN, TO ! DECIDE UPON PLAN TO REDUCE OUTPUT (By Associated Press.) Lexington, Ky., Aug. 17. Dele gates representing burley tobacco growers of three states will meet In Lexington, Wednesday, Aug. 18, to decide whether 50,000 burley growers, producing an average of 300000000 pounds of tobacco annually will cut out the crop in 1921, . Delegates to this meeting will be celected at county conventions to. be held throughout the burley district of Kentucky and In the burley producing sections of Ohio aud Indiana. At a meeting of the leading barley growers held in Lexington, Aug. 4, 500 farmers from 28 Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana counties went on record as unanimously in favor of cutting out the crop next year. This action was not taken as final, however, due to the fact that many burley raising counties were not represented in the convention, and the second conven tion was called in order that all growers of the three states might have a chance to act on the question Ceneral opinion of Kentucky farm ers is that a crop cutout in 1921 not only would give the manufacturers a chance to dispose of their excess of low grade weed, but would also put the tobacco land in much better con dition for future crops ot burley. Most ot the opposition to the cut out is expected to come from the Bluegrass section, of which Lexing ton is the center where much high grade burley !s raised. A well-constructed brick house will outlast one built of granite. mm m A 1 I ! !