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. For Lakeland and Vi cinity: Fair and much "colder tonight and Frl day. Probably froit to night. - LmLlSHED IN THE BEST TOWN IN Thp bcct ' ' : . rMQF THE BEST STATE BOOST REMEMBER THAT SATAN STAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN iJL. ' JU- .tX-H-il aJL JUX -I VOL X 1 . ' I A ITT AMr n ADm ttjitocimiv nrrnmrD 11 imn t tr -fu-nnirmn, riAruun, inuiwuni, ucv,e.mdej Ljt 7Lj NO. to SORAH WILL HAVE NONE OF HAKmNb S NEW SCHEME FOR AN ASSOCIATION OF NATIONS lilliam J. Bryan Undertakes to 1 Mi Line Up the Idaho Senator tor the Proposed Peace Court Senator Reed Also Declares He Will Oppose It Proposed Plan Lijcely to Have Rcjh Sledding In Senate. Confers With. Herrick (By Associated Press.) 1 Marion, 0., Dec. 23. Myron T. gerrick conferred today with Presi-ient-elect Harding on his association V nations plan. (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 23. A confer ee which has aroused local interest, took place yesterday when William Jennings Bryan called on Senator Borah to discuss with him the possi lility of securing unopposed action on die proposed association of nation's The significance of Bryan's visit irises from the fact that the Nebras ka was fresh from his visit to Ma rion, Ohio, where he had- discussed with Harding the outline's of the lat ier's foreign policy, and given the president-elect assurances of approv al. That he was an emissary from Harding is not believed, but that his conference with him had something 'to-do with his eagerness to line up senators for the scheme is accept- rfas more than probable. Senator Borah, it is stated,, re mained obdurate. He is unqualifiedly ipposed to ,and will fight in the Sen ile, any proposition for an associa- ion of nations, or any attempt to mix" America into European affairs. Senator Reed, the Missouri implac able, said yesterday that a judicial league is no more feasible than a po litical league." His statements indi cate that the irreconcileables are pre paring to oppose all association ans. Free tolls for American ships will probably be oneof the first achieve- ents of the Harding administration. lie is pledged to it, and there is no pious party division on that ques tion . Many Democrats also favor it, tfnspicuous among them being Sen for Underwood of Alabama. FAIR CHRISTMAS DAY DECLARES WEATHER MAN (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 23. -Generally fair weather Christmas day is predict ed on the Atlantic seaboard by the weather bureau. THIEVES BREAK WINDOW TO ROB CHRISTMAS TREE (By Associated Press.) bcranton,, Dec. 23. Thieves smashed a bank window today and filled their pockets with new currency on the Christmas trees but the po lice arrested them before their escape. CATHOLIC PRELATE WARNS HIS BISHOPS TOWATCHY.M.C.A. (By Associated Press.) Rome, Dec. 23. The Holy Office has issued decrees asking Catholic bishops to watch "an organization which, while professing absolute free dom of thought in religious matters,, instills indifferentism and apostacy to the Catholic religion in the minds of its adherents." The decree mentions die Young Men's Christian Associa tion, saying it corrupts the faith of youth. Senate Plans to Adjourn (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 23. The Senate, lowing the House plan, arranged to iijoiirn until Monday. JAPS ACCUSED OF EXTREME CRUELTY IN MANCHURIA (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 23. A statement charging the Japanese military au thorities with frightful and barbarous deeds in Manchuria has been issued by the Korean commission. It said that in the Hunchin district the Ja panese burned thirty-two villages and killed all the male inhabitants. They massacred 145 peaceful" inhabitants and burned houses with women and children inside. TWO BILLIONS TO BE DEFICIENT IN NATION'S FINANCES (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 23. The gross deficiency in the national fiscal trans actions will be $2,100,000,000 for the next fiscal years, according to the forecast of Secretary Houston, who testified today before the Senate fi nance committee which is considering the soldiers' bonus bill. He said the federal finances were in such a shape that new sources of revenut must be found, and no new burdens added to the treasury. CONFESSED COMMUNISTS ' SENT BACK TO RUSSIA WICAL COMPANY , DECLARED DIVIDEND sr Lork, Dec. 23. A regular "arterly dividend of one per cent on ""non and two per cent on pre yed stock has been .declared by the inia-Carolina Chemical Company. (By Associated Press.) New York, Dec. 23. Twenty-four Messed Russian communists sailed 1 the Imperator for Russia. They e rounded up during the last raid. f Trophies Tomorrow afternoon, under the sPices of the Lakeland Chapter of e Red Cross, a collection of war PPbles will be shown In a tent in E Pcmthennt mmo nf ATnnn Park c- C. Rose and Lieut. Murphy. exhibition promises to be very rating. Collect Tomorrow 48 there will be no issue of the reSram on Christmas day, the car boys will make their collections Orrow. and it will he annreciated f lln and by the Telegram office if "fibers will have the change on tomorrow. . ' 5 l'7 Scent aA trt hft nres- -'tomorrow night. We will meet at ' isual niaco at th nsnal time. f k fall uniform. ' REPORTER. ' and tuto t f TJer-wlrk are ns again this season. Mr. and ' Berwick spent the' first part of Reason in California but became Visaed there and decided to spend rest of the season In Lakeland. 1 we living near Lake Hollings- ck of Hazel Terrace. MRS. W. F. COACHMAN DIES FROM HURTS IN IN AUTO ACCIDENT Mrs. Walter F. Coachman of Jack sonville died at the Morrell Memorial Hospital this morning at 9:40 as a re sult of injuries sustained Tuesday afternoon when the Coachman car skidded and upset on a curve, near Haines City. Mrs. Coachman and the others of her party, who were all more or less injured, were attended and brought, to this city by Dr. R. R. Kime and Miss Maggie Hanna, R. N., who were in a car close behind the Coachman auto. Mrs. Coachman was found to be suffering a broken arm, severe inter nal injuries and concussion of the brain. Miss Hanna attended Mrs. Coachman until her death. A special ist from Jacksonville was called in but no human agency could save the life of this splendid woman. The body will be taken to Jackson bine tonight, accompanied by Mr. Coachman, Charles Coachman, a son; Mrs William Burbridge. a daughter, and Mr. Burbridge, all of whom were in the auto with Mrs. Coachman when the accident occurred. In what was said to be the openiHg gun of a nation-wide campaign, pro hibition agents seized virtually all 0 Houston (Tex-) visible supply of Christmas brandied cherr.es and mincemeat, put up in glass jars prior to prohibition. Moonshine whiskey will keep sev eral Wisconsin State automobiles running this winter by being used In radiators as a non-freezing compound in place of high-priced special prep arations. ...-! yvf 95 npr cent were Price reaucuuuo - r announced by three cement companies having mills in Michigan and other states. WHISKEY TRUCK GUARD KILLED BY THIEVES (By Associated Press.) Cincinnati, Dec. 23. Joseph Kline, a guard on a truck loaded with whis ky bound from Kentucky to New York', was fatally shot while defending the whisky from an unsuccessful attempt to steal it. JUDGE KINCAID DISMISSES SUIT AGAINST GOODYEAR CO. (By Associated Press.) Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 23. Judge Kincaid sustained a motion to quash a . summons in a suit filed by Frank S. Mornett, former Ohio Attorney General and stockholder of the Good year Tire Company, asking the ap. pointment of a receiver for the com. pany. STATE OF WAR PROCLAIMED BY HUME LEADER (By Associated Press.) London, Dec. 23. D'Annunzio has proclaimed a state of war between the Fiume government and Italy, and for-! bidden the population to leave Fiume, says a Rome dispatch. The city is now blockaded by sea and land. Over a hundred and twen ty of D'Annunzlo's armed legionaries are said to have landed recently at Castelvenier, northeast of Zara, whither they were transported ona submarine. Fighting in the neighborhood of Flume is momentarily expected'. if In RUN OVER AND KILLED ' ON TRACK AT MORRIS MINE WW V'A man named Brice was killed this morning at about nine o'clock at the c&Iorris mine near Bartow. Mr.Brlce, who was an employe of the mine, was on the switch line and his attention was drawn to an engine on the tracks, when a loose car, sent down the track by the engine, struck him from be hind, cutting off both legs.-He died in about thirty minutes . The Gentry Futch ambulance from here was cajled to bring him to the Morrell Hospital, but he was found to be dy ing when the ambulance arrived. Mr. Brice came to Bartow a few mpnths ago from the north. He was about 35 years old and leaves a wife. EMERGENCY TARIFF BILL NOW BEFORE SENATE GOES OVER UNTIL NEXT WEEK FROST PREDICTED IN FLORIDA TONIGHT (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 23. Frost was predicted by the weather bureau to night as far south as the interior of Florida. SENATE COAL PROBERS ADJOURN TILLTOMOROW (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 23. The Senate coal investigation has been postponed until tomorrow. "AMERICAN ACE" TURNOUT TO HAVE BEEN DEUCE PRESIDENT PLANS A QUIET CHRISTMAS (By Associated Press ) Washlngon, Dec. 23. The Presi dent plans to spend a quiet Christmas a', the White House. He has presented his employes with turkeys and given presents to the children living on the roed to the golf links. WHITE MAN LYNCHED FOR KILLING A POLICEMAN (By Associated Press.) Fort Worth, Texas, Dec; 23. Tom L.Veckery, a white man, charged with killing a policeman, was taken from the jail here and lynched this morning. An Illinois woman is indignant be cause she cannot get alcohol in which to pickle her spider collection. Jacksonville, Dec. .23. The report that Captain Eddie Rickenbacher, American aviator, had just married a Jacksonville girl, was rudely contra dieted yesterday by a telegram from Captain Rickenbacher himself, who is now on the Pacific coast. Warrants have been issued for the unknown bridegroom who, passing himself for the American ace, secured a bride and sums of money aggregating $1,750. Charles Day, a hotel proprietor swore out the warrant and offered a reward of $100 for the arrest of the alleged imposter. He claims to have lost $750 on a check which he en dorsed for the man, who was stopping at his hostelry. Mrs. L. H. Hannan, Christian Science healer and mother of the bride, said she did not know "Ricken bacher," but that her daughter was acquainted with him, or claimed to be, and had "known him a long time." She was dumbfounded at the turn taken by the affair. A salesman told of witnessing the wedding. He saw the groom with $1,000 in cash which he had just se cured, and a lot of valuable Jewelry. The happy couple have disappeared. CLARA SMITH YIELDS TO OKLAHOMA AUTHORITIES (By Associated Press.) El Paso, Dec. 23. Clara Smith has returned to her father's home where she spent last night. She plans to go to Ardmore, Oklahoma, to answer the charge of murdering Jake L. Ha- mon, Nov. 26. She fled to Mexico af ter the shooting, returning voluntarily. GREECE HAS APPOINTED MINISTER'TO U. S (By Associated Prjess.) Athens, Dec. 23. Dr. Siclllianos, head of the political bureau at the foreign office, said he was nominated minister to the United States and would leave for America in January. ORANGE CITIZEN ENDS HIS LIFE WITH A SHOTGUN Party Lines Broken in House When Measures Comes Up for Final Vote, a Score of Demo crats Voting With Republicans and Thirteen Republicans Sid ing With the Democrats Oppo sition is Growing Warmer. Bill Is Laid Over (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 23. On the ob jection of Senator Harrison of Mis sissippi the consideration of the Emer gency Tariff bill was delayed until next week. Asbestos with fibres as long as three feet is said to be mined in the Phil ippine island of Luzon. NOVEL METHOD PROVIDED FOR GIVING CHRISTMAS AID TO CHILDREN ABROAD A Christmas gift, the price value of which the buyer has the right to fix, is the newest holiday idea. They are cards, simply bearing the inscription: ''In your name I am sending food to a hungry child in Europe. It is my gift to you." If the buyer decides to pay ten cents for a post card, the recipient knows that in his name a child in Europe is being fed for a day. If the buyer pays a dollar, a child will be fed for a month. If he gives ten dollars, -a youngster will be saved from starvation for a year. So eco nomical Is the Hoover system of child feeding. Because such a gift is so symbolical of the real Christmas spirit, the Eu ropean relief council has adopted the postcard plan as a feature of its cam paign for a national collection on be half of the 3,000,000 children now starving in Europe. Christmas Is pre eminently a child's feast. But these youngsters in eastern and central Europe are expecting no "turkey1 and trimmings." Just one meal a day or tbe simplest, most wholesome food is all that the European relief council aims to give them. The relief Is conducted wholly by business men and women. The opera tions in Europe are likewise carried out by business people. No child of Jew, Catholic, Protestant, or any race in the vast territory including Poland, Hungary, Jugo-Slava, Austria, Czecho Slovakia, Roumania, Finland, Lu thianaia and Esthonia, has been turned away hungry. Although many of the relief officers desire to be relieved of their long-endured service, it is felt that a public duty has been Imposed to carry on un til the harvest of 1921. It is not felt that the American conscience would Orlando, Dec. 23. John E. Mer rill, one of Orange county's most prominent citizens, killed himself on Wednesday in a fit of despondency caused by ill health. He had been suffering for some time, but his mal ady had not caused especial uneasi ness. A few days before his death ho showed signs of mental aberration. While under the influence of one of these fits he walked out into the yard, placed a shotgun against hi3 heart, and pulled the trigger with a stick. Death was Instantaneous. He came to Florida forty yearB ago from New Hampshire, settling at Plymouth. Ho became a very success ful horticulturist, and was prominent In the management of the Florida Cit rus' exchange. He held various places of trust. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and two sons. NEW LULLABY FOR GEORGIA BABIES SINCE POSSUM FUR GOES UP (By Associated. Press.) Atlanta, OSa., Dec. 23. Whitfield counties are being sung to sleep with a new-fangled lullaby In which the possum has usurped the place of the time-honored rabbit. It follows: ''Bye O, Baby Bunting, Daddy's gone-a hunting To get a little 'possum skin To rake the rusty money in." The lullaby is an outgrowtwh of the development of the 'possum industry since the parcel post was inaugurated some years ago. From the Dalton postoffice comes the Information that several hunters and trappers of the county are sending off the 'possum skins and getting good money for the best grade. Recently a bunch of the skins ar rived at the Dalton postoffice for shipment. The hunter Informed the postmaster that it was the skin of the last of "them cats In Covo" and the shipment was made. BRITISH EMBASSY REBUKED BY STATE DEPARTMENT (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec.. 23. The stata department Intervened today in the threatened controversy between the British embassy and the Senate Com mittee investigating cable complica tions, over the question of the alleged British censorship of cable messages from Great Britain to the United States. The action is regarded as a rebuke to the embassy for sending (By Associated Press.) " Washington, Dec. 23. Party line were swept aside yesterday when, af ter a brief but spirited debate, the r'ovdney Emergency Tariff 'act camo to a vote. It was carried by 196 to 86. The vote was taken at 8:45 p. m. niter only eight hours' discussion. A score of Democrats turned from their traditional party stand on the tariff and voted for the bill, while fourteen Republicans lined up with the Democrats against it. One of the. strong, points, made against the measure was that If It proved of any effect as an aid to the farmers it would add correspondingly to the high cost of living. Speculation as to the fate of the bill In the Senate ' takes a pessimistic' turn. A very small amount of oppo sition will postpone the measure un til its passage will have little effect; and it is deemed certain that most of the Democrats and some of the Re publican members of the upper house will oppose it. Representative Rainey Bald the bfll carried higher duties than the Payna Aldrlch act, and he predicted - that foreign nations would retaliate by shutting out American products. THE WEATHER nprmit thA pinsinir of thn dnnr tn this Hrect to the committee chairman tha great mass of hungry children In Eu-letter denying the teslimony. " rope, and It has been resolved to con tnue this service just as far as it can command the support of the American Gas ,8 the oldest utlllty ln the stat8 people. A campaign is now on to raise,01 Illino,s- CUca8 waa Introduced 33 million dollars. This support ls!t0 as in 1849, but it was some years urgently needed at once f these chl dren are -not to be plunged 'into in finite misery. This is service for the most helpless . from the war it s a service that the American people can not refuse. Frank K. Lane, 42 Broad way Is treasurer of the. fund. later before it came into general use. The art of tinning plate-Iron was Invented In Bohemia, whence It was carried into other parts of Germany about three hundreu years ago, and introduced Into England in 167S. Tampa and Vicinity: Fair and much colder tonight and Friday. Probably frost tonight; ( lowest temperatura about 40. Florida: Fair and much colder to night and Friday. Frost probably heavy in north and la the interior of central portion tonight. The low pressure area which was ever Illinois Wednesday morning has moved rapidly northeastward over the Lower Lake region, causing, high wlnda over the Lake region with rain or pnow. Rain has also fallen over the Atlantic, and East and Middle Gulf ttates, the Ohio valley and the Mississippi valley. It is warmer thR morning over the Nortfyand Middle Atlantic states, but considerably cold er over the Lake region, Mississippi and Ohio valleys. An area of high pressure covers the Plains stales, with temperatures ot zero or below so far south as Ne braska. The weather has been gen erally fair in the West. Indications are for fair and much colder weather in the vicinity of Tam pa tonijht and Friday, with frost to night and a minimum temperature ot about 40 degrees. Boston 36 36 .33 Atlanta 48 40 .06 Buffalo 42 38 .10 Chicago 46 24 .58 Denver 14 04 ' Log Angeles 46 ' Louisville 28 Memphis 52 23 22 New Orleans 64 33 .10 New York 40 41 .04 St. Louis 42 20 .03 St. Paul 08 snow .01 San Diego 48 San Francisco ...... 44 Washington 38 38' .70 Jacksonville 76 60 .50 Key West 80 74 Miami 78 74 Tampa 78 . 64 .40 Investigation by customs authori ties of a shipment of whisky billed at $54,000, from San Francisco to Shang hai, revealed the barrels were filled with colored water, Brockton Shoe Manufacturers' as sociation answered a petition from workers for an increase in wages by a counter proposal to reduce them from 10 to 35 per cent.