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he Lakeland Evening Telegram
Published in the Best Town In the Best Part of the Best State. BOOST Remember that Satan Stayed in Heaven Until He Began to Knock His Home Town LAKELA5D, FLA., MONDAY, AUG. 80, 1920 INDIGNANT CITIZENS DENOUNCE ACTION OF GftVERNflR IN REMOVING POLK COUNTY SCHOOL RINGING RESOLUTIONS TO EXPRESS COUNTY'S SENTIMENT SCHOOL SUPPLY CASE IS HINTED BASIS OF REMOVAL Representative Speakers Intimate That Effort to Serve Claimant Against School Board Cut a Figure in Governor's Order Indignation of County is Aroused and Public Ready to Stand by Present Officers to the Last. Denouncing the removal of Supt. Jobn A, Moore and the three mem bers of the County School Board, by Gov. Catts, as a ''public outrage,' expressing omplete confidence in the officials attempted to be removed, and pledging not only moral support but financial aid to -help these men retain their positions, a large 'gathering of citizens from all over the county me; at Bartow yesterday afternoon, and, ffter a heated discussion, adopted r.mging resolutions to the effect stated. The meeting had been advertised by posters spread throughout the country, and notwithstanding the rather short notice, there was a fine representation from every section of the county, evidencing the interest the removals had aroused. The gathering was held on the court house lawn, Mayor Oliver, of Bar tow, presiding. In calling the -meeting to order ,Mayor Oliver stated its object as being to give an expression of protest against removing these county officials without a hearing, and' without declaring the nature of the charges against them. He then Introduced as the first speaker Hon. Reid Robson, who paid a high tribute to the character of Supt. Moore and Messrs. Murrell, Law and Bowers, dwelling particularly on the life and record of General Law, that grand old man of the Confederacy, who In his latter years Is subjected to the humiliation of removal by the Gov ernor from an office he has always honoreJ.. Speaking Eomewhat along the same lines, next In order, came Rev. W. D Turnley, a iormer Catts supporter, and sorry for it! Hon. John M. Keen, and Hon. George Wilder, Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. The latter expressed a desire that It might be possible to call the Legis lature together and start something" a suggestion which met with enthu siastic evidence of approval. The principal speech was made by Prof. C. M Jones, of Lakeland, who went into e. detailed history of the Clifton case, which is the origin of the present trouble. Mr. Jones' did not mince words in referring to the acts of Clifton, producing evidence from the court records toWkupbls statements. He referred to the notes CUtiruicu ic. v - amounting to some $15,000 held byi& wnoop and hurrah, and without a tjie TTnion Supply Co.. which were nn-'.jjng volce. Mr. Clifton and authorized by the school board and w attorneyg were present. Mr. Clif whlch the latter properly refused to't(m agked t0 an0wed to say some pay. While he did not make such a ; fhiDg , reDuUal of Mr. Jones' speech, statement, there was a feeling among fcut ag tne nour wag gr0wing ,ate, Mr. tffose present that a new board, ap-' clif(on was told he could hold his pointed by Catts might possibly agree iQWn meeting an(j the business of the to "the payment of these notes. He OCCasion proceeded, declared that he did not believe the, u tfce Bpeaker8 expressed the ut-. men' named by Catts as appointees confidence ln the fjur men would accept the commissions, under thg Governor 8eeks to de- the circumstances. He presented 8entlment 0f the meet proof of the falsity of the only charge cv;dently was to back them to tbat had been made against the school , n reBistlng their autocratic board, producing the requisitions joriremovaL expenditures In a certain district, for , 8eemed to be a determina- which it was claimed no requisitions lggal counge, had been issued. J available and fight the removals to :rr,rr::r:u?r;s; search for forhgners seemtd to be in harmony with the CAPTURED BY BANDITS popular conviction. -The Senator told) of bis connection with the nanaim? cf removals by the Governor, in the , Senate, referring first to the case J. C. Swindell, county comnnssioner gainst whom, he said. there were absolntelv no charges. He saia inj Governor fold him that he wa, more interested In the Clifton removal be- ing sustained than any other he hd fnnde the man whom he Is now so r!ous to reinstate.. Both he ana Prr.f . Jones asked the pertinent ques- RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY POLK COUNTY CITIZENS AT MASS MEETING AT BARTOW SUNDAY WHEREAS, For the past several years W. L. Clifton has antag onised the members of the Board of Public Instruction Polk County, Florida, in every conceivable way he could devise to worry, annoy and harass them in the discharge of their official' duties, which course of con duct on the part of said Clifton has militated against the welfare of our public school system, putting the same to unnecessary expense; his said course of conduct being fully exemplified by the court records of our coun ty as well as his persistent personal conduct in the premises; and, WHEREAS, the said course of conduct on the part of said W. L. Clifton has now united with the baneful and political influences and execu tive power of Sidney J. Catts, unfortunately the Governor of our State, causing the said Catts to attempt to remove John A. Moore as superinten dent of Public Instructions for our county, without cause, and because the said Catts' efforts at such removal were resisted, then causing him the said Catti through viudictiveness, political spite or other evil motives to attempt to remove the entire School Board of our county consisting of the Hon. G. B. Murrell of Lakeland, Gen. E. M. Law of Bartow, and Hon. L. C. Bowers of Fort Meade, whom we know to be true and efficient school ofhr cials, always on the alert in looking after and caring for the public schools of our county; therefore, RESOLVED, By the people of Polk County, in mass meeting as sembled, that we sincerely deplore the situation that confronts us in that the efficiency of our public school system for our county is not only threat ened, but may be wrecked by the evil influences of the said Catts-Clifton combine. RESOLVED, Further, that the Hon. John A. Moore, Hon. G. B. Murrell, Gen. E M. Law and Hon. L. C. Bowers have our utmost confi dence as said school officials, and we know that they have done nothing wrong to justify their removal from office; that the attempt to remove them from office is a public outrage and should be resisted not only by them . but by all good citizens; and we hereby pledge them not only our moral support but also financial aid in resisting such a public outrage upon our school system; that a copy of these resolutions be furnished to Gov. Sidney J. Catts, and also to the press of the State. tion as to why, if the Governor felt he should remove Mr. Moore, he did not appoint the nomfnee, instead of a man who was near the bottom of the list In the primary count. The venerable Ben Blount next made some remarks eulogizing the members of the school board, and deploring their unwarranted removal. Uev. J. C. Yates, a retired Method ic minister, then presented the reso lutions In a vigorous "and witty speech. He said he had voted for Catts when the latter was a candidate for Governor, but he was ashamed of having done so. He said his caee v;as similar to that of another man who related that he had been de ceived into voting for Catts, and who later, overwhelmed with remorse for having done so, went into the retire ment of his grove and prayed Ions and earnestly for forgiveness. Final ly the man says the Lord relented and said to him, "That's all right, son-that son of-a-gun had me fooled at first for a whi'e." The meeting was then brought to a close by a few words from R. B. Child of the Lakeland Advertiser, who ri prated the suggestion that had al ready been advanced that those $15.- 000 worth of notes had something to di with the removals. adonted with fig covi u hjuo " w inv Associated Press ) Mexico City. Aug. 30.-The search gubjecU for Amen , Snapped war de. tin cairt tne.uiu o " - t- ravalrv Is Panme . pursuing flight to m requlred t0 jnto one ,anguag, translate BOARD AND ADAPT INCREASE COST DUE TO NEW RATE IS VERY SMALL In order that the public may know just what effect the increase in j ther grave developments are appre freight rates which become effective j bended. Shops were wrecked In the Aue. 26th mav be exnected to have neighborhood of Ewarts Row, and upon the living expenses of the fam- ily or individual, statement is given below Bhowing the Increased cost of transporting representative articles . of food and clothing from the manu facturing or Lakeland: One 24-lb. producing points to bag flour Lakeland, from Louis ville. Ky.. to 3 cents. - - ? ' One Deck apples, from Grafton, W. Va., 4 3-4 cents. One can (2 lbs) 'rioting in Belfast. Six were killed canned fruits and vegetables, from outright during the fighting, and five Baltimore, Md., 6 mills. One lb. others died Sunday. More than two bacon from Chicago, 2 3-4 mills. One;8Core are suffering from wounds. lb. sugar from Savannah, 2 mills, j One lb. freeh beef from Chicago. 4 1-4 ' nrAAIM T PITT iTV mills. One Buit (mens) from New : KKMIIK L Y N Lll I llff fj-om New York city, 1 cents. One! pair shoes from Boston, Mass., 2 cents. One hat from Baltimore, Md, 21-4 mills. One ton coal from Birm ingham, Ala,, 95 cents. It will be noted that the increases, if distributed fairly, will scarcely be felt by the public although In the ag gregate the increased revenues , wl!l amount to a large sum. The illustra tions given above are representative: of the increase, in rate, on all com- modities. The present cost of transporting suits of clothes from New York to Lakeland is $2.22 per hundred lbs. Under the new rates this charge be comes $2'.88H per 100 lbs. A suit. In cluding the necessary packing, will weigh approximately 6 pounds, which makes the Increase on a single suit from New York to Lakeland four cents. The rate on fresh beef from Chl- ... tn T.alroland Is S1.54 Der 100 1 V6V vv - . y ill T Cll, S7 j- iJil , uiuu v. i Dounds; the increased rate $1.96 Perlwtnter resident of St. Petersburg for 100 pounds, making the increased' transportation cost on a pound ot'the property changed hands Is not beef from Chicago to Lakeland under glven out but u lg believed to be far the new rates 4 1-4 mills. fn exces8 0r $100,000. as it is the fin The charge for hauling a 24-pound est home in the city, and its value bag of flour from Louisville, Ky.f la fa9 greatly increased within the last increased only 3 cents; a pair of three years, shoes from Boston 2 cents; a pack of , apples from Grafton, W. Va., 4 3-4i cents. Obviously, the Increase In freight ( rates should not cause any general advance In the prices charged the a.!- timate consumer. ' GOVERNOR COX WILL REPLY TO ' HARDING SOON (By Associated Press.) . Enroute with Cox, Aug. 30. Gov ernor Cox traveled. homeward today to prepare for his swing around the circle, beginning Sept 3, which will take him to the Pacific coast and through the northern and southern states. He plans to reply soon to Senator Harding's speech on the League of Nations. Harding Plans Trip (By Associated Press.) Marion, Ohio, Aug. 30. Plans for Senator Harding's speaking trips are nearing completion. It is understood New York and Chicago are virtually sure to be on the list. ITALY AGREES WITHU. S. ON POLISH PROBLEM Washington, Aug. 30. Italy has informed the United States that she Is in accord with this country in re gard to the Polish question. SINN FEIN RIOTS ARE RENEWED ON LARGE SCALE (By Associated Press.) Belfast, Ireland, Aug. 30. Today's rioting Is said by the police to be the worst Belfast has seen. Four deaths ere known to have occurred up to one o'clock, and numerous persons are being treated in the hospitals for but let wounds. A hundred and thirty five fires have occurred since the dis orders began. A girl in a green blouse led the Sinn Felrf attacks in York street, and numerous baton charges were made by the police. Renewed Today (By Associated Press.) Belfast, Ireland, Aug. 30. Rioting and destruction of property was re- currlng in the unionist quarter. Fur- j troops opened fire from an armored 'car critically wounding a woman and ia man. There is great excitement In other sections, and the crowds gath- I M 1 ereu eariy. Eleven Killed (By Associated Press ) Belfast, Aug. 30. Eleven men are I XJCl IttDl, nug UV . iUlV ivu !h00h , th rpmiir nf Raturdav night's FROM NEW YORK BY TRANSIT STRIKE (By Associated Press.) New York, Aug 30. More than c million Brooklyn residents depended on Improvised onveyances to reach New York today owing to the transit Limousines j.tneys, trucks ! Mid norse arawn vemcie weie uacu I by thfniands, walked. but other thousand BEST HOUSE INST. PETE RECENTLY CHANGED HAND St. Petersburg, Aug. 30. The Worthington home on Little Bayou, v-hlch cost $100,000 some years ago, has just been sold by Mrs. Lulu B. Worthington to William M. Mulr, of Warren. Pa Mr. Muir has been , earg Tne rlce at wWch A handsome memorial tablet In memory of Lucy Webb Hayes, wife of Fresident Rutherford B. Hayes, Is" to be erected In the Hayes Memorial at Fremont. Ohio, by the National W. C. T. TJ. PROBE OF CAMPAIGN EXPENSES . IS STARTED BY SENATE COMMITTEE SPURRED ON BY CHARGES OF COX NEGRO MURDERER HANGED BY MOB IN OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City. Oct. 30. The body of Claude Chandler, a negro, who was taken from the jail here by masked men last night, was found hanging to a tree eight miles from here today. Chandler was captured in a re cent raid on a moonshine still. In the fight between the officers and moonshiners, three officers killed. were EXPENDITURES FOR ROADS REACH IMMENSE SUM (By Associated Press ) Washington, Aug. 30. Combined federal and state expenditures foi road building may reach $250,000,000 during the current year, according to the department of agriculture. ' SOVIETS RAISING ANOTHER ARMY TO INVADE POLAND (By Associated Press.) Paris, Aug. 30. Though they have been defeated, the Bolshevik! have not given up the fight with Poland. They are said -to be raising fifteen new di visions. They are arming the Gall clan peasants, and apparently prepar ing a great offensive in eastern Ga licia. Their losses have been very great. Of the seventy divisions em ployed against Poland only thirty re main. There 13 no indication that the Poles are trying to press their linen beyond the ethnological boundary line. Poles Regroup Forces (By Associated Press-) Paris, Aug. 30. Warsaw advices say that military operations ln Poland are limited to local actions for the moment, and the Poles are regroup ing their forces separated during the recent rapid advance. Russians Active Again (By Associated Press.) London, Atrg. 30. The Russians In a counter offensive east of Brest Litovsk have occupied four villages according to a Moscow' wireless. Heavy fighting Is reported near Lem berg. Misses Mildred and Marion West, school teachers of Washington, D. C, are spending their vacation In a 2,000 rr.Ue tramp through the Southern States. FEDERAL TROOPS CONTROL MINERS IN WEST VIRGINIA - (By Associated Press-) Williamson, W. Va., Aug. 30. Federal troops from Camp Sherman took up positions In the coal region here today, and state troops wh7 have been on duty since the m'v strike began, prepared to withdra The operators said several mli. were operating and others are i)'-" paring to open. UEV. BELL PREACHES FAREWELL SERMfO Rev. Herbert C. Bell preached hh last sermon as pastor of Grace Luth eran church yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Bell leave for Columbia, S. C, today. and their ultimate destination Is Ohio and Indiana, where they expect o spend several months visiting rela tives and friends. Rev. and Mrs. Bell are held in the highest esteem by their congregation here, as well as the public generally, and the eood wishes of all their friends go with them wherever they may locate. ,: The real balm of Gilead is the dried juice of a low shrub which grows in Syria. It is very valuable and scarce, tor the amount of balm yielded by one shrub never exceeds sixty drops .a day. BOTH PARTIES TO MAKE SHOWDOWN IS PRESENT PROGRAM Republican Leaders Declare That They Have Proof to Snstaia Their Contention of Innocenca Cox not to be Asked to Ap pear Before the Committee on Charges Made in rlis Addresses Hay Testifies Today.. (Bv Associated Press.) ' ' Chicago, Aug. 30. The Senate committee invetigating campaign lunds began work today on preslden- . ttal expenditures, spured on by Gov ernor Cox's charges. The committee Is prepared for ex haustive hearings, before which the chairmen of both parties, with the treasurers, will be invited to testify. C. O. P. Leaders Excited (By Associated Press.) Chicago, Aug. 30. Leaders of the Republican party are busy here pre- . paring testimony to present before the campaign investigating commit tee to offset the charges of Governor , Cox. They profess to be able to prove that they have not collected any rack eum as Governor Cox alleges. They also declare that they will insist op-' on the Democrats making a statement of their collections. It was stated at , G. O. P. headquarters that party leaders would probably not insist upon Governor Cox going before the committee in person. Chairman Rays, however, declares that the charges against his party will have to be proved. Chairman Hays of the Republican party submitted a letter from George , T. Carroll soliciting fun,1s to carry on Cox propaganda with the ultimate object of amending the olstead act. Carroll's letter described Governor ' Cox eg a ' pronounced wet ,f Hays said the Republican quotas for the states were fixed tentative' y and as a goal, and when so fixed they were always high. He said the budget called for $3,000,000 for the national committee, not Including state fundi collected Jointly. ' HUNGER. STRIKE WILL END LIFE OF LORD MAYOR (By Associated Press ) London, Aug. 30. The hunger strike of Lord Mayor MacSweney of Cork has progressed so far that food would not save him, the Brixton pris on doctor says. A change for the wore is expected ln twenty-four hours. The mayor's wife 1, said to be still conscious but unable to speak. BOYS ARRESTED FOR RUBBING OIL OF MUSTARD ON SEATS AT A DANCE AT FORT MYERS Fort Meyers, Aug. 30. Three boys of Fort Myers have been arrested, and two others are still dodging the officers, on a charge of oiling the seats at the city pleasure pier with, oil of mustard at a dance given there Saturday night. Paul Bylaskl, Santi Armeda and Charles Gonzales are the three who have been held to answer the charges. It is said" that two of them confessed and told all about the escapade which caused suffering to at least a dozen victims. Mustard oil is a vol atile fluid which blisters the skin and causes Intense pain when it comes in contact with the flesh. I One lady fainted from the agony rcultlng from these burns. Many others were so badly burnedlhat they had to leave the dance. The penalty for sprinkling this oil on seats in severe, and there Is a good deal of feeling against the mis creants who seemed to derive amuse ment from the sufferings of others. The only food tax imposed In the Isle of Man is eight cents a pound on tea. M f Hi. Jit r ''"i - j, - Hi , M ' ir '5 , ' t 'I ' i. !