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IN Tnt Bcoi ivnn m the BEST PART DP rue ' . i . t V , . j iie. nr.x r r t- awn . t . 11: rrr. Wished THE PEST STATE , . ELEORAM WEATHER FORECAST For Lakeland and Vi cinity: Fair 'and - coiw tinued cool tonight and Friday , , 0 ECOKOijlY NECESSARY TO CUT DOWN TAXES IS PLAN OUTLINED BY G, 0. P. LEADER ,, - W08T REMEMBER -T.f?TK?" IN "HEAVEN' UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN LAKELAND, FLOIUDA.'THURSDAYDECElER !6; 1920 ; . : n No. 40 , ii or.,U Rpflnee Honrfon't COMMUNIST ATTEMPTS faii 'mIPII II uuivi - v . - w a niii Moate by i,4uu,vuu,vuu, tuiu-aLUVAKIA by Reducing -and Navy (By Ag d md Sundry UVUtxpuses gen-j Paris, Dec. 16.-Attempts by the L Smith Says Cotton Mills are communists Czechoslovakia to tifiteoinj Mote Ik. 2 Cotton Wa$ High. jCeived at the French foreign office. 111 sald the government had emerged Anti-Strike Bill Passes in-a strong position, and the com- (By Associated Press.) jmunist leaders were jailed. ffashinrton, Dec 16 The Senate ff passed the anti-strike bill mak Interference with Inter-state com- (By Associated Press.) Shielding Draft Dodgers Washington, Dec. Zb cnarges mat war department is taking no ac- . -J nvnoafinHnn Of Avatt avari- MtOWttru , fB o . aeseiieiB wc.o ww Macon, fia tw m U judiciary committee today by )n "7 " 7 . 1 UiB "ear r !! , ' , ,w J iR?r yestery of the four defendants pennuuw v. r in the Shepard murder caRP Mr. IB? Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 16. Republican -""w ui me poison round in ... - . fVia irlotn nP 1 . f . i f tader Mondell or wyommg aeciarea Ui. me mie peacn King' the House today mat rigid economy "1C tulcl 1DOUe a 'mm CONFER ON LOW; prices AND THE REMEDY FIVE KILLED BY EXPLOSION AT BREWSTER Brewster, Dec. 16An unexplained explosion at Brewster yesterday' af-' ternoon resulted in five deaths, threa of the victims being white and - two jtioias throughout the United States are colored. ThTe white mn wor'i.V-v;in;eOnfereiifl hera spplrlnc rnHefrrom tine Fabian, Louis Abreu and Main fcntpg" prices of farm products. The Harnandos. All three Cubans, fori Wegateg declared the present prices merly employed in the cigar factories meant bankruptcy, and that they were at Tampa, and the . bodies have been ! no&du to tie law of supply and de taken to that city. K y . mand. .Their plans include a national , narket, and the 'establishment of . J I , I' weS W6re Perry Busk through co-operation with farm and Jeremiah Watson. ; I vvutuuauuag (By Associated ' Press.) 7' Louislt.De"dr' 16 .'Farmers repf resenting sixteen farmers' organiza- MERCURY POISON ONLY CAUSE OF SHEPARD'S DEATH ,nlz'atfons. case, Pauline Elemer, Mrs. lone Henry, Ernest Hopson and Mrs. Annie "Cutts. ppropriations for government ex- iao siaie introduced testimony i- u.Li ii- - RhOwine" that hi.nVilni-Mo f mss was necessary iu iiguieu me v VL mcuij Uurden, ani said that the total es- ia lare Quantities was revealed by ot the secretary of the treasury tne coroners inquest. Questions pro- ould be reduced by n.400,000,000, u" auorneys ior tne oe- lielly by scaling down estimates of fonse indicated that they purposed e my and navy and sundry civil contending that this mercury com pound mignt nave been the result ot a dose of calomel or other mercurial iredicine in a harmless form. The experts, however, stoutly maintained that calomel could not be transformed into the poison found by the coroner. The prisoners, with the exception of Mrs. Elmer, were apparently un concerned, frequently smiling at the sharp passages of the attorneys wrangling over points of law. Three medical experts testified that the death of Shepard could not have been caused by over-indulgence in liquor, nor by any ordinary disease. It was shown by the testimony of Dr. M. S. Brown that Fred Crandall, of Fort Valley, Ga., nephew of the dead man, was with him on the night that Shepard was taken to the hospi- lere had been a year ago in "com- and that Cranda11 was "&0ri- Pities," although no word of criti- " l"a" " a was heard. He quoted Secretary , veral days aiterwaras. tne swe With to the effect that the farmers contended that young tranaaii pro- li already lost over live billion dol- g01 noia 01 ,UI11"" ",c l' through shrinkage in the value of drinK PreParea Ior 6neparQ- tlr products. ! The CappervHersman bill, exempt- SPANISH BALL FANS TALK IS farmers co-operative marketing; ta ni ivcdc iu I AWriTAfl? - . . I m m a . . I .... penses. Senator Smith, Democrat; of South irolina, addressed the Senate yes rday on the cotton situation in the nth. He declared the cotton mills mid make a greater profit, even ith their products cut 33 1-3 per it in price, than during the days of cent cotton, when, he said, many Jills made a profit ot 300 percent. charged that tne mills had not iaced their prices : to correspond ith the reduction of cotton.'" "Con- Itlons in this country are frightful. declared. "Senators come in here p fine spun theories instead of try- 15 to do something to assist the rmers.'' He said there was as much or more loflteering today ."in dollars'' as The five men were at work break ing ground for the new plant of the American Cyanide Company, and it is supposed that some one of thn was using dynamite, though no an-j L. ilZZZ s SEVERE EARTHQUAKE RECORDED AT GEORGETOWN thorlty had been given any of them for the use of the explosive.' All the bodies were much mutlliat- ed. some of them being literally blown to pieces. , BRITISH CENSORS CABLES OF AMERICANS IN ENGLAND (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 16.--A11 Amerl caan cable messages leaving Great Biitain are examined bv British naval intelligence authorities, President Caiieton of the Western Union told Washington, Dec. 16. A severe earthquake shock, said to be the worst lu J?Vo years, was recorded today at the Georgetown , university seismo graph, : jit is estimated that the Bhock originated twenty-eight hundred miles from Washington. FOUR NEW NATIONS ENTER THE LEAGUE ARTilENIA NOT RECEIVED AT THIS TIE MAN WANTED IN FLORIDA ARRESTED AT LYERLY, GA. (By Associated Press.) ' Lyerly, Ga . , Dec .16 .Lester E . Logan, alias, George Lee, wanted in Florida for the robbery of the post office and express company at Ozona, Ft a., several months ago, voluntarily surrendered himself to a local con stable, and will be returned to Flor ida. It is reported that he killed a man named Cart Delor at arpon Springs in 1915.' THREE MILLION OUT OF JOBS IN ENGLAND (By Associated Press.) . "London, Dec. 16. It is estimated; Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Finland and Luxembourg Admitted China . Given Place on Council Former ly Occupid by Greece, Which Give Yellow Race Two Seats in That Body League Waits Wil son's Action on Armnia. (By Associated Press ) Geneva,v Dec. 16. Four new na tions were admitted to the League of Nations by the League assembly to day. They are Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Finland and Luxembourg. . The assembly voted against the ad mission of Armenia at this time, but passed a resolution hoping that the efforts of President Wilson would save T, A. & G. ROAD PLACED : IN RECEIVER'S HANDS ' Chattanooga, Tenri., Dec. 16. The Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia railroad - was today thrown into tho hands of a receiver. The applicants the Senate committee today. H e said claimed the road had been a losing the action was taken presumably to prpposltion: since its organization. It throw light on Ireland and Bolshev- is owned mainly by the Russell Sage that over three million people are suffering from unemployment in Great Britain. The government has been nuked to aid them. PARENT OF 34 CHILDREN GOT SUIT OF CLOTHES FROM CANDIDATE FOR EACH BIRTH Armenia and establish a stable gov ernment, permitting her to enter the league. China was yesterday elevated to the rank of a principal power by the ad mission into the council of the League of a Chinese representative in the place of the Greek member. This gives the yellow race two places on the council, while two important Eu ropean nations are not represented For at all. of ism. estate. HARDING CONFERS WITH COOLIDGE ON POLICIES OF ADMINISTRATION FEASTING WITH A KING 1 SUBJECT FOR TONIGHT isolations from the provisions of i h Sherman anti-trust law, was i i in the Senate yesterday with-. ft a record vote. It goes to confer-1 p for consideration of the Senate j THAT WOULD SHOCK U. S. (By Associated Press ) Madrid, Dec. 16. The execrations Ndment providing that the Federal utterei by the indignant baseball fan pie Commission, instead of the sea F7 of agriculture, shall pass on Plaints against sociation . any co-operative JflCAGO 'S SUBWAY MOST REMARKABL FREIGHT HIGHWAY IN THE WORLD Dec. 16. Forty feet un- !rPound Chicago has one of the 081 unique subway systems in the orld. Devoted entirely to the haul- of freight, it keeps the congested district comparatively free of traffic vehicles. Officials of the Pel company estimate more than 'm trucks would have to pass pgh loop streets daily to duplicate r ork done by the subway. UTer 62 tallies -of narrow Kauge rc. 132 electrln locomotives and I'jfl frlit. v.. .i.j e nnn nnn "wi vara uauicu w,vvv,w t merchandise and 230,000 tons W last year. res of downtownofflce buildings Stores receive their freight direct IJl the railroad ilennta via the sub- F- Their coal comen bv the same and at nteht th ashes are awav thrnmrti tha nnder- P1 tunnels, to be dumped on the &ont, where acres of land are piffled yearly ground on ' the great new Field 'Museum, I,8 outh end of Grant Park, is ' was a few Tenn nn a tart of ke. Tlia t 1 .n filled 14 hashes. against the unlucky or awkward play er in America are as gentle murmurs compared with the epithets hurled by the occupants of the gallery at the contestants in the game of handball in the playgrounds of Madrid. "Rogue!" "Thief!." "Convict!" "Id iot!" are some of the mild terms with which the players are greeted when they miss a ball or send it back in an easy position for the opponent to play it. The reason for this excitement is the prevalent betting, in which the women spectators participate as much as the men. Professional bookmakers attend all matches and their shouts of the odds for and against the play ers are mixed with the cries of the gambling spectators until the scene resembles a bedlam. The fine points of the game are lost on most of those filling the seats. What they go for is to gamble and the players are merely a means to that end. AMERICA LEGION ELECTION OF OFFICEK3 The regular election of officers for Cummins Registers a Guess (By Associated Press.) Miami, Fla., Dec. -16. Senator Cummins, who Is on a visit here, saia 1 . . ' today that Henry G. Wallace, Iowa Evangelist Brown's sermon last farm editor, would -probably be the mn wa one 01 be most PwerIl port cofritnrV nt oo-rlpnltliro. Tin imlirnH vered thus tar in the re- that Harding was coming to Miami in February. (By Associated Press.) Marion, Ohio, Dec. 16. President elect Harding, according to his cam paign promise of a more active part of the vice president in the next ad ministration, conferred with Vice- President-elect Coolidge today on ad ministrative policies and domestic problems and the association of na tions. Mr. Harding addressed a state meeting of the Child Conservation League last night. He emphasized the duty of motherhood to keep the old-time home spirit alive in spite ot the growing tendency to entrust the instruction of the child almost whol ly to public institutions. He also made a plea that religious training be kept within the province of the hearth and voiced a hope for religious reverence In the trying times ahead . Among his cellers yesterday were Raymond Robins, Senator A. B. Fall of New Mex!ir and -George Fflred Williams, former American minister to Greece. It is understood that the conferences covered a wide range of foreign and domestic questions. Washington, D. C, Dec. 16 many years Representative Small North Carolina has by agreement been presenting to R. C. Bland, a Carolina farmer and one of his constituents, a new suit of clothes for each addition al child in his family. Having pre sented thirteen suits, and being re cently notified to sent the fourteenth, Representative Small has Informed Bland that the contract will be "off" with Mr. Small's retirement from Congress on March 3. Small and Bland made their com- " pact a number of years ago when CONST ANTINE SAILS ( . f KtMULN 1 lit VALtKA. MAY GO BACK TO GREAT BRITAIN (By Associated Press.) New York, Dec 16. De Valera, president of the Irish republic, is "in hiding" in this country, but he may consider returning to Great Britain it granted safe conduct by Premier Lloyd George, his secretary an nounced. vival at the Christian church. "White slaves" was the subject. He said: "There are fifty thousand white slaves under government control, in Toklo, Japan. They have been sold into bond ege and immortality to pay the debts of fathers or uncles who were too lazy to meet their obligations . In New York City alone one thousand five hundred girls dropped into the under-world last year. There are one hundred thousand practically home less Russian Jewesses in New York alone, a large number of homeless girls in almost every city in our na tion. The mayor of Chicago and oth ers established 360 dance halls in that city a few years ago and all of them either opened into saloons or had li cense to sell liquor. 80,000 boys and girls visited them over Saturday night and most of them left under the in fluence of liquor. What is the church doing to save them? Mrs. Brown and I visited the Federal prison at Leav enworth, Kansas, and when sixteen hundred prisoners sat down at the supper able the guide said to me: "Four hundred of these prisoners are here for dealing in "white slaves." It is time the church was aroused to a sense of her obligations to this un fortunate class of people" "Feasting with a King" or "Excuse t ivcnrrD uriD Me'' w,n be tne fiubJect for tnl8 eTe" RUSH TO ANSWIR HLLr ning The 8ermon will be illustrated AD STARTS A RIOT with a number of colored llldes ot the "King's Supper.' There will also be (By Associated Press.) an illustrated song. Friday night the Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 16.-Such evangelist will speak on "The New a large crowd answered the adver- Testament Church." This sermon is . . ,rM v. illustrated with a large chart. There tisemem oi wum"" - five men that the police had to be called to maintain order. The appll cants began to assemble at o'clock his morning. Small was making a campaign speech at Robersonville, near here. 'Bland then, had twenty children; he now has thirty-four. Twenty-six of the thirty-four Bland children are living, and the present Mrs. Bland, Bland's second wife, is the mother of nineteen, nine ot whom were born during the last ten years, including one set of twins. Eighteen children still live at home, but Mrs Bland declares she gets lonesome sometimes "because so many have gone away. Mr. and Mrs. Bland recently had a group photograph '.taken of the. family still remaining on the Bland farm. While the photographer .was working, a TODAY FOR GREECE Venice, Dec. 16. Constantino and the royal party sailed from Venice this morning on a Greek cruiser for Phaleron. will be a meeting of the officers or the church tonight. There were one four hundred and fifty in the Bible school last Sunday. Mr. Brown says ''We must have two hundred next Sunday' Every member of t"he church is urged to be present and have some one with them. A photo of the school will be made. REPORTER. NEGROES INCREASING IN CHICAGO, CENSUS SHOWS (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 16. The negro population of Chicago has increased Ty COBB CONFERS WITH DETROIT CLUB OWNERS in t ih. loot riorarip. And is HOW the coming year in the local posi oi Z American Legion will be held to 10M94. the "mM&!! ATTENTION, SCOUTS TROOP 9 n,ng; T il m mb s Present Don't forget Friday night's meetin, quested that JI jnember- P Promptly at bef0re cnrfstnias. Important cwner of the Detroit Americans re- the new year win uv Ra th. everTbody. Don I v.. forget 7:30. F. E. JOHNSON, Scout Master Troop ?. (By Associated Press.) Augusta. Ga.. Dec. 16. Tr Cobb. Don't forget' Friday night's meetin fara0U8 baseball star, left today for New York for a conference with the THE WEATHER GENERAL WEATHER CONDITIONS There has been little change In weather conditions during the past 24 hours, as far as the positions of the high and low pressure areas are con- . . . .. . . cerned in intensity. The low pressure on the ground. Bland was asked it he was euperstitlous. "No," he said, "I'm not afraid ot buzzards, but at first I thought the blame thing was a stork." In calling the children together for area is still over the upper Lake re gion and eastern Canada, and the high over the Plateau region. Rain) or snow has fallen over the northeastern states and the Lake, region, and gen erally fair weather has prevailed over fhn unlit hpnt It ia miliar thin tnnrn- the photograph, Bland simply cupped oyer the country ea(Jt of th(J M,S9. his hands and in a stentorian voice , except ,n th(J F,orlda pen,n. cried: "Children Results were ira-, ftnd ft ,8 a,80 oyer th(J mediate. Children appeared from ev-west Gu,f BtatefJ Thfl ,owefjt temper. ery direction. Some of the "children" ,ature reporte(, ,n plor,da th,8 mornlng were grown men and women; others ;wR8 ftt GaIne8vUIe( 38 aegres. were barely able to toddle forth, and! In the weBt the Mhct haa fceea one still was being carried in arms. Igeneally falFi and temperature Bland says it is no more trouble to bring up fifty children than it is to raise ten. "After you pass ten,'1 he says, "the older ones are a big help." The children were not unusually rolsy, Bland said, although "they made considerable racket when four teen were taken down together with whooping cough." The Bland grocery bill is equivalent to about $150 a week although Bland produces a large part of his food.' On one occasion he says he spent most of one night computing the cost of keeping his family com fortable, hut that the figures reached such alarming proportions he gave up the Job. Je "ishops of the Southern Meth ug iv aaseiuuijr iuuj - "'nniTipv. i i hrinr a comrade. 1 meeting a "e j A. R- CARVER, Adjutant anMinted. There win ais cubu.. be reports of standing committees in eluding a report on the , n. inatrel v;hich was a great success last Mon evening. Come promptly at 7.30 Three hundred years ago today the Mayflower dropped anchor at- Plymouth. garding Cobb's reported offer to man age the Tigers. .One hundred and fifty years ago today was born Ludwlg Ton Beethov en, cme.ot the greatest of musical composers. ' MAARTENS SOON TO ' MAKE RETURN TRIP (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 16. Deportation of Ludwic C. A. Maartens, self-styled soviet representative in the United States, and publisher of a periodical devoted to Bolshevik propaganda, Is slated for a free trip back to his be loved fatherland. Secretary of Labor Wilson has been investigating his case and finds Justification for his depor" tation in the law which forbids agi tation for the overthrow of the United States by violence." It is said that President Wilson approves the ban ishment of Maartens. .01 66 changes have been irregular. Tem peratures have risen over the Rocky Mountain and Plateau region. Indications are for fair, continued cool weather in the vicinity of Tampa tonight and Friday, , with possibly light frost tonight in low places away from the coast. WALTER J. BENNET. Tampa, Florida. Temperature Elsewhere Atlanta .46 34 Boston 52 34 Buffalo 34 28 Chicago 32 28 Denver 46 30 Los Angeles 34 Louisville 34 Memphis 48 38 New Orlean ....... ...60 .44 New York 44 32 .02 St. Louis 42 St. Paul San Diego San Francisco Washington 44 Florida Stations Jacksonville TV66 Key West .. .... ....68 Miami ., 74 Tampa ... ... ... ...68 36 24 64 48 34 42 66 4S 60 A great forestry banquet Is to b held tonight at the Waldorf-Astoria, fn New York City, to organize th state's forestry program for the con sideration of the next New York legislature. !tr . r ! - r si !l I f :.i .,;;'! !: ; j "' f' ! ' ? - U . k ' I 'r 1 ' ; 1 ; t 1 k i 6 s ;