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AND A BIGGER LAKELAND PUBLISHED IN THE BEST TOWN VOL. X c freat Improvement' in Polk Coun ty Bgiwiyi Aitnrei lyHearty Responie of people to Propoji tion to Co-operate-With State in ' Ca.Utkinv Thrnnffh , Hirhwav to Lake County and Connecting Uo Other Part? of County' Sys tern.. . v;1--, " " The special district road bond elec tion yesterdaywas overwhelmingly in favor of the bond Issue.' Lakeland may always be depended on to vote for progress, but yesterday's election was j.ictwA than ' visual . pore uci- 0VERW1ING ISSUE OF BONDS FOR ROADS SPECIAL The special district consisted or ""7 " . Z 1 r .io nr, ,i!state" ln 191? attempted to influence and Kathleen, lows. Precinct No. 10 . and -the vote was as fol For 147 64 53 ,34 298 Agalns; 15 2 22 94 No. 25 No. 36 ., Kathleen Total ...i......N The bond issue will be for $200,000, and provides for, widening the Fox town and Mulberry roads from nine to fifteen .feet, making the connection between Florida avenue and Lake Hollingsworth drive,, and completing the Foxtown road to join up with the lake county roads. J All this will he done ..under the state-aid system, by which the state will spend an amount eoual to that spent by the county .and will maintain the roads after their completion. The chief advantage to Lakeland la thought to lie in the facf that a more direct route to. Lakeland from northern points is thus assured, but the total benefit; to ; the community can hardly be estimated in- advance.. The Lakeiand-Foxtown road opens up ter ritory that is quite the equal in ' fceau jfy and productiveness- of any. in. the tfte. and the otter itenis.tncluded- la , the proposed - improvements are all desirable and will have a part in tho development of .the respective "sec tions and the community ln general. scott "reinstated" Rafter his demise Tallahassee, Dec. 15. Ed Scott, former road commissioner, who diel at Arcadia last Saturday, while under suspension on charges of incompe tency, was reinstated by the governor by an order bearing date before the death of Scott, but apparently writ ten several days after his death. The order of re-instatement recites that the charges against Scott were not sustained by proof. As a matter of fact Scott is well known throughout fee state as an original member of the state road department, a man of superior attainments and public spirit. STATE BASEBALL LEAGUE HELD INFORMAL MEETING The annual meeting of the Florida Ease-ball League was scheduled for last evening in Orlando, but as a quo rom was not in attendance, no official business was transacted. However, those who attended were Riven a warm welcome by the Orlan do Base-ball Club and enjoyed a de Hghtful banquet at the San Juan Ho teli and an interesting and profitable discussion was carried on Informally- The menu cards were very attrac tive and clever , each dish being named for a player, manager, or team to the state. Lakeland was recognized by having the string-beans featured M "String Beans a. la 'Henley.' " Oth w dishes la ''Joe Tinker . , .norrarA our! Paer." radishes a la "Sanford,'! Fet Sole, a la "Tommy Leach," po- wtes a la "Denton." turkey a la aeii" and coffee a la "St. Peters- burg." NO CENSORSHIP IMPOSED ON RELAYED MESSAGES "7 as build up an enviable reputa- The Methodist Sunday school, ex- !t7n for business efficiency and sagac- elusive of the Primary Department, Washington, Dec. 15.-A tentative ; y r friends will be pleased to will hold a ement that "no censorship shall oW that. while Miss Overstreet may mas program ,at thc .church tomorrow boosed upon messages merely "ake a Tacation trip, it Is not her in-afternoon at 4 o clock. assing through relay points," has tenti0n to leave Lakeland permanently Travellr!g in a funeral procession wn reached by the International! - ant0Jnear Taylorville, 111., two men were Communications conference. Walter A Texas rancher n 8na;kllled when their auto was hit by a f- Rogers, American representative, mobile because it wouldnt run to,0 the Senate committee. broke his leg. Lakeland IN THE BEST PART OF TH E BEST STATE MAJORITY FAVOR IN DISTRICT ELECTION MORGENTAU, NAMED AS ARMENIAN MEDIATOR (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 15. Henry Mor : eentav, former . ambassador to Tur -w, ua uma seieciea Dy resident Wilson to act as the President's per sonal representative in mediating be tween the Armenians and the Turkish Nationals. BRITISH MISSION TRIED TO RUN SHIPPING BOARD (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 15. Members of the Brltifih i0,M , tt-u-j Ham Denman, the first chairman of the board, testified before the House committee investigating the board. Ke said Sir Connop Guthrie, member of the Irish mission was made a mem ber of the advisory board. HEAVY DOCKET AT TERM OF COURT NOW JUST ENDING (Bartow Record-) County court trials will probably be finished either this evening or to morrow. The docket has been heavy this term, and a number of cases, of more than average interest have been before the Juries for settlement. The case of Mark Reynolds, charged with cruelty to his children was being tried Friday at time of going to press. Rey nolds was convicted by the Jury and a sentence of three months in the county jail passed. Later the de cision was recalled and sentence re served to be given later." 7 . "Cases since? that time, have been: " State of Florida vs. Lillia Hamp ton, aggravated assault .'Acquittal.. State of Florida vs. Christopher Sime, beating way on train. Plead guilty. $50 and costs or two months. State of Florida vs. G. C. Davis, possessing mash and distilling appar atus. Acquitted. , ' State of Florida vs. E. B. Thomas, petty larceny. Plead guilty. Sentence reserved. State of Florida vs. Thorn Taylor, reckless driving. Nol-prossed. State of Florida vs. Will Smith, vagrancy. Plead guilty. Six months. State of Florida vs. Mrs. Z. P. Emerson, contempt, $5 and costs. State of Florida vs. W. P. Odom, enticing away labor. Plead guilty, sentence reserved. State of Florida vs. A. H. Klmler, operating punch board . Plead guilty. $5 and costs. State of Florida vs. E. M. Newlan, speeding, $25 and costs. State of Florida vs. W. L. Rewis, selling liquor, tried at time of press. The civil cases disposed of number three. W. K. Jackson vs. Mr3. Z. P. Emerson, civil action. Verdict for plaintiff $300. Carrie H. Anderson by her next friend, Frank K. Anderson vs Ernest L. Davidson, replevin. Verdict for de fendant. S. D. Creel and G. M. Hardee vs. Dean Thornhill. civil action. Ver dict for defendant. The verdict in the Anderson-Davidson case has been set aside and de velopments are awaited with interest. MISS OVERSTREET RETIRING FROM BUSINESS LIFE th a matter of considerable inter ! est that Miss Gertrude Overstreet ,wUI not be connected with the Clayton- Melton Company aner " fioa Overstreet has begun to feel the strain of her business career, and b resigning merely to take a much- j needed rest. She came to Lakeland , , oro from Baxley, Ga., i LAKELAND, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1920 WOMAN SPEAKS IN t LEAGUE ASSEMBLY ON WHITE SLAVERY (By Associated Press.) Geneva, Dec. 15. The proposal of ,SL 1S2?" - der the international' opium; conven tion regulating the traffic in drugs, was discussed in the assembly today. a "wnite slave" resolution sup pressing the traffic to women fahd children was unanimously ' adopted after an address by Miss Henr'For hammer of Denmark, ' who plead for an invstigatlon of women in Asia Minor and Armenia, where she said twenty thousand .women were held Jn capivity. ' , Watching theU S.VHv Geneva, fiec 15. Until the United States defines its attitude toward tie disarmament proposal, the nations Not the League will go 'slow,, it wtflihti bated yesterday ln more than one ad dress. It was unanimously agreed that practical reduction of armaments could not take place lor at least two years. France and Belgium both de clared that with the 'Germans at their door and, the peace .treaty not ye$ ful ly observed, it would lye folly to. lay down arms;-'; 1. Leon Bourgeolse declared that be fore France could consider disarma ment sho would' have to restore the military machine practically worn out by the war. ' , f The resolution limiting armament3 by the powers for the next two years was passed, but . It was-stated that it amounted to no more than a' rec ommendation to the members of the League which they could use their own discretion in observing. WORLD WAR VETERANS ASK AMNESTY FOR PRISONERS (By Associated Press.) - :- Washington',' Dec. 15. A committee of world war veterans, with head quarters here, is preparing to, call, on the white house and the department of justince and present the resolutions adopted by the organization ' urging amnesty for prisoners violating , the espionage act, .. v ' ' EMPLOYING PRINTERS FOR ORGANIZATION IN TAMPA (Tampa Tribune.) As the result of the sojourn in Tam pa and vicinity during the last two weeks of Organizer Montgomery of the United Typothetae of America, a temporary organization for Tampa was formed last night at a pleasant banquet held at Garcla's restaurant, which was attended by practically all of the employing printers of Tampa, and by Harry Brown, former editor of the St. 'Augustine Record, who recenO ly acquired the Lakeland Telegram. Following a number of addresses, chief of which was delivered by Mr. Brown, the following temporary offi cers were elected: Hewitt Hill, pres ident; William Haupt, secretary; ex ecutive committee, J. S. Bittman, Tampa Printing Company; William Haupt, Franklin Printing , Company, and Frank Hill, Tampa Citizen. A meeting will be held in about a week at which a permanent organization will be secured. Meanwhile organiza tions similar to that formed her will be formed in adjoining cities and counties. The United Typothetae of America is an organization of employing print ers devoted to the promotion of the printing business along higher and better lines, and has no connection with any pro-labor or anti-labor activ ities. BIG REDUCTION IN BALES OF COTTON USED IN NOV. Washington, Dec. 15. Cotton com sumed during the month of Novem ber amounted to 332,057 bales of lint and 29,156 bales of linters, as com nared with 491,250 lint and 25,500 lmtera In November of last year, ac- cordiBg to the census bureau. .Methodic S. S. Rehearsal f XT"?M.?BER THAT SATAN !!D ROBINS : iPKSIOIIARDING ABOUT HIS POLICY (By Associated Press.) Mfrion, Dec 15. President-elect Hardjng today conferred : with Ray mond Robins,;? former leader '' of the Progressive party, on associations and domestic 'problems.' Tonight he will address 'a" state meeting' of child wcdfaf workCTfu. 'vpV BREKNAN NOT SATISFIED WITH: DBIPSEY BOUT $ 1 1 S89JJ PMBJOOBSV iff). f -Keif York.' Dec 15,-Bill Brennan, who Vas. kriocked out by, Dempsey, said fce would ask for. another, match. ; nc; was not, satisfied that Dempsey vaa j his superior . Dempsoy ( left . for the liclflc coast until he begin train in for the match with Jess Willard onStL Patr1!k'a dayj y ,, i . JIMMY LEACH HOLDS HIGH i( SCORE IN FOOTBALL PLAY i ' (By Associated Press ) . Lexington, Va;, Dec. ":15. It is claimed that Jimmy Leech; captain of the undefeated Virginia Military In stitute football 'team, Is leading ln individual points scored in the south and possible ' in the whole -country luring tho last season. He scored 210 pointy , ' . . FORMER GREEK KING LEAVES VENICE TODAY " l (By Associated Press.) Venice, Dec. 15. Former King Con stantine and Queen Sophie of Greece, with their children, arrived here today from ; Luzerne, ' Switzerland. They will, go aboard a Greek cruiser for their return to Athens, where they will arrive t Sunday, r . SUPPOSED GANGSTERS ARE ARRESTED AT JACKSONVILLE WkcvTWacrt5.-il1ve ' add! tional arrests vofnju on charges of cokrjmctiy al!e4eo5vnttdeifee game plots, in the city, were made yester day, ft' is believed that one of -the men arrested is very close to the head of the organization. It is said at po lice headquarters that a large "con fidence" combination organized to prey upon the people of Florida has been fohrtd, but that the leaders have been so impressed with the vig ilance of the police that they are now hiding ln dark places. So far the only evidence against them is "suspicion" which may not be sufficient to sustain a conviction, but the arrest of the gangsters will give them such a warn ing that they will be glad to transfer the scene of their operations from Jacksonville to some other city. ST. PETERSBURG MAN CHARGED WITH POISONING HIS WIFE'S COFFEE St. Petersburg, Dec. 15. Much Interest exists in the trial set for Thursday of Robert J. Black, Jr., charged with putting sulphate of zinc in sugar which he gave to his wife. The hearing will take place before Magistrate R. R. Carter. Black Is well known here, and has many friends who are sticking to him and denouncing the charge as part of a frame up to ruin him. Presbyterian Ladles Held an Interesting Meeting; The regular meeting of the Woman's Auxiliary of the Presbyterian church was held Monday at three o'clock. The meeting was called to order by the President, Mr. J. R. Boul ware. At the conclusion of the business BPsslon the Study Hour, was led by Mrs. W. P. Ramsdell. The work of the Home Missions ana the social life and customs of the Cu bans were the topics for study. There is a great need for teachers iu the Home Mission schools and It is earnestly hoped that our young men and women will hear this call and help in this noble work. MEXICAN TELEGRAPHS ORDERED ON STRIKE Mexico City, Dec. 15. Telegraph station agents on the national rail ways were ordered on a general and immediate strike, threatening to par alyze all lines. RAYT.I0 Telegram STAVED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN . ' QUESTION OF ARMAMENTS IS : OCCUPYING MUCH ATTENTION . AMONG GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TWO WITNESSES CALLED IN IRISH INVESTIGATION ... (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 15. Laurence Ginnell, former member of the British parliament; and Miss Ruth Russell of Chicago were called to testify today before the committee investigating the Irish question. MEXICAN WAR SECRETARY BENJAMIN HILT IS DEAD (By Associated Press.) Mexico City) Dec. 15. General Ben jamin Hilt, Mexican secretary of war, is dead. PIECEWORK SCHEDULE AMOUNTS TO A LOCKOUT (By Associated Press.) New York, Dec. 15. The piece work schedule adopted in all the shops of the Clothing Manufacturers association amounts to a "lockout," the Amalgamated Clothing Workers declared. M. E. CONFERENCE NAMES MINISTERS FOR THIS DISTRICT Tallahassee, Dec. 15. The Florida Methodist conference has concluded a' most interesting and profitable ses sion. Much important business wan conducted on the last day of the con ference. The plans of the Sunday school board include more general observance of Sunday school day, a larger training school at the South ern college next year, a large attend ance at Junalaska Training schqql, more "efficlenrdlstfict organizations, district Wesley, Bible class federations and a greater federation at St. Pe tersburg in October. .. Following are the appointments for the Bartow district: Bartow District C. F. Blackburn, presiding elder; Arcadia, W. C. Nor ton; Boca Grande, A. H. Moore; Bar - tow, L,. jj. Lowe; Bonita Springs, to be supplied by L. P. Glazier; Bowl ing Green, W. G. Strickland, Dixie land and Myrtle street, Holmes Lo gan; D. R. Sweat, junior preacher: Eagle Lake to be supplied by Victor Hurt; Fort Green mission to be sup plied by R. I. Allen; Fort Meade, O. E. Rice; Fort Myers, II . J. Haefllng cr; Fort Myers mission, to be supplied by J. J. Thompson; Homeland and Prospect, E. J. Hardee; Kathleen cir cuit, to be supplied by J. II. Davis; LaBelle and Alva, J. W. ' Austin; Lakeland, J. F. Bell; Mulberry, F. Pixon; Nocatee and Fort Ogden, I. M. Belt; Punta Gorda, G. W. Rosen berry; Wauchula, J. T. Mitchell; Zol fo circuit, J. E. Sheppard; Florida Christian Advocate, J. Edgar WilBon, editor; Florida Christian Advocate, D. B. Sweat, assistant editor; conference secretary of education, S. W. Lawler; Alachua circuits, S. I. Hendrlx. Lakeland 'Methodists and the pub lic at large are delighted to learn that Rev. J. F. Bell was returned as pastor of the First Methodist church and Rev. Holmes Logan as pastor of tho Myrtle street and Dixieland Meth odist churches. Both pastors haxo done a splendid work here, and their congregations are happy to have them returned. Ministers who have served the First Methodist church here in years past are Dr. J. R. Cason, who was made agent of the Methodist Or phanage at Enterprise; Rev. J. Fred Pixton. who goes to Mulberry; Rev. Smith Hardin, who was returned to Bradentown; Rev. I. C. Jenkins, who was returned to Gainesville, and Rev. Fred Householder, who was returned as Presiding Elder of the Tallahassee district. LUMBER COMPANY IN PA.t HAS A $50,000 FIRE i (By Associated Press ) Uniontown, Pa., Dec. 15. Fire be lieved to be of Incendiary origin de etroyed the plant of the Falrchance Lumbering company, causing $50,000 damage. WEATHER FORECAST For Lakeland ' and; VI ' clnl'ty: Fair and soma . what colder tonight, probably light fro at. i Thursday fair. ' : N '40 Secretary Daniels Strenuously. Ob ject to a Naval Holiday of Fhre : Years Urged Congress to Pro- ceed WhJi His 88 Ships $ Three Years Plan Says Agreement With NaUoni Might be Regard ed With Suspicion. (By Jfosociated, Press.) , .' Washington,' Dec. .15. Legislation providing for, the compensation , of former service men was' taken up )y r the finance committee with an Amer ican Legion delegation.- '' ' Daniels Objects , " ' , Secretary Daniels strenuously ob- Jects to the proposal to agree with -Japan and England on a' five-year na val holiday. He said yesterday. a "I profoundly believe that the Unit ed States can not afford to take a five-year 'naval holiday as It has been rumored England and Japan; will suggest, to this country. It would he a blunder, almost a crime, for the United States to enter Into an alliance with any two or three nations either to Buspend or curtail naval building, or for any other purpose. 'It : would certainly make for suspicion among the other nations." . ' . The comparative capital warship tonnage of the three countries at this time Is: England 864,600, the United States 468,000, Japan 326,000. Daniels declared yesterday that President-elect Harding was in ac cord with him in his ''biggest navy' , program. Mr. Harding, he said, would insist upon making our navy at least as great as the greatest. The gen eral board's recommendations for a three-year building program totaling 88 ships was again Insisted upon by; the war secretary. GENERAL WEATHER CONDITIONS The storm which was over . Lake Superior Tuesday morning , Is moving slowly eastward over tho upper Lake region and northwestern Canada. It has caused strong winds over the Lake region and the northeastern jstate8i Buffalo reports a maximum wind velocity of 88 miles por hour.' Snow has fallen over the Lako region and rain or snow over the north and middle Atlantic states. Over the southeastern states and the Missis-, slppl valle, fair-weather has prevailed. An extensive area of high pressure occupies the western part of thei country, with its center over the Pla teau region. It has caused generally fair weather in the west. This combination of low pressure over the northeast, and high pressure over the west, has caused colder weather over the greater part of the country, although no excessively low temperatures are reported. The in dications are for fair weather in the vicinity of Tampa tonight and Thurs day. It will be somewhat colder to night, with probability of light frost. The minimum temperature at Tam pa will be about 40 degrees. WALTER J. BENNETT. Weather Bureau, Tampa. LAKELAND'S WEATHER Clearing skis last night brought a drop in temperature that sent , the, mercury down to 44 degrees here in Lakiand before daylight. The noon. roaAntF wn- fiS Aoraoa mHh tho vind out of the nortn According to thla morning's forecast it will continue clear and moderately cool tonight and tomorrow. v Temperatures Elsewhere Atlanta GO 48 Boston '....56 42 .83 Chicago .40 30 . Denver 32 24 Los Angeles , ... 48 Louisville 36 Memphis 58 40 New Orleans 62 46 1 New York... 58 38 .38 St. Louis 50 . 36 St Paul 22 San Diego 62 San Francisco 43 Washington 68 40 ' .05 Florida Stations Jacksonville 66 44 Key West 82 44 Miami 80 54 .20 Tampa 69 47 LAKELAND 68 45 - JHE-WEATHER '