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alnt t. K. will fault pub- n for I Flor- aker old; illed ,950. Ave. 41411 . , . . I 1; A.nmn ' . i tw 1 , 1 nil . I-. inLjrrn im ruc beer i-mi... ... " ' " - '. ., vBuion- ... -mi. .wnN in THE BEST PiBT . - : 111 r i - w i inc. rr.i r t c WEATHER FORECAST For Lakeland and Vi cinity: Fair and contln plied cool tonight Sat urday partly cloudy and warmer. , LAKELAND, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31. 1920 BOOST REMEMBER THAT SATIN STAYED IN HEAVEN UNTIL HE BEGAN TO KNOCK HIS HOME TOWN JlORIDA CONGRESSMEN WILL REFUTE THE ASPERSIONS CAST ON STATE BEFORE COMMITTEE No. 53 vklejs Assertions Regarding Outrages Against Negroes in Fbrida Made by Witnesses for tbe Association for the Advance ment of Colored People-South ern Congressmen make Denial of Charges. (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 31. Members of Florida delegation announced to that they expected to go before House census committee next ek and refute the charges of dis inflation against negro voters in it state made by the representatives the National Association for the hancement of the Colored People. Walter F. White, assistant - secre- Vy of the organization,, aroused a vm of protest yesterday when he Verted before the committee that the Uority 6t the whites In many south communities were lawless. Rep- Wtatives Larsen of Georgia, Bee Texas and As well of Louisiana, ob- tad to the .reception of such state- tits and urged that witnesses con- themselves to facts instead of kading reports and unverified ru- rs or biased opinion upon the rd. ;hairmaa Siege! stated that the imittee would let the witnesses le their statements and then ques- them afterwards. fhite criticised election methods in fcsonvllle and referred to the TWO BIG ROBBERIES MARK PROGRESS OF CRIME WAVE HIGH OFFICERS KILLED Cleveland, Dec. 31. W. W. Sly, president and George Fanner, vice president of the Sly Foundry com pany, were killed by bandits today who escaped with the payroll after holding up the men at the com pany's plant today. BANK ROBBER KILLED Springfield, Tenn., Dec. 31. An unidentified man entered the Peo pie's Bank today and got $50,000 in bonds. He stood off the bank offi cials and then dashed out, shooting an officer in the leg as he ran. He took refuge in a store room where he was killed by the police. SGT. HAMPTON TRANSFERRED TO CAMP JACKSON Sergeant H. E. Hampton, who has had charge of the local recruiting station in the Deen-Bryant building for the past year and one month, has received a transfer that will take him to the 11th Infantry, whit is sta tioned at Camp Jackson, where he has been appointed ward officer. Mrs. Hampton and children will remain m riot. He asserted that between I in Lakeland temporarily, as the chil ly-two and thirty-five persons dren are in school here. f burned at Ocoee by a mob which By the transfer Sergeant Nichols of fire to their buildings. He also. the 60th infantry, will take charge of the Lakeland office, which is to be continued permanently. Sergeant Hampton has a remark able record for service in Uncle Sam'a army.'figvtng" eera;"Tn the Spanish PARSON RECEIVES PERMISSION FOR FLIGHTTO CALIF. (By Associated Press.) Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 31. Lieu tenant Alexander Parson, winner of the laBt year's air race across the continent, today received official au thority to attempt a- flight from Jack sonville, Fla,., to San Diego, Cal., in :4 hours. He will leave Jacksonville Feb. 22. He plans to make the trip in three laps, with . only , forty-five minutes consumed in making stops. An aviator will also start' from San Diego for Jacksonville on the same day. The flyers will stop only at Houston and EI Paso, Texas.. From Jacksonville to Houston is 804 miles; from Houston to El Paso is 660, and from El Paso to San Diego 615.. SMALL POX RAGES IN EAST CHICAGO 'CAUSING SHUT IN (By Associated Press.) Chicago, Dec, 31. Half the city or East Chicago, Ind., is under quaran tine 'as the result of an outbreak of smallpox yesterday. Seventy-four j cases are reported, and,about 12,000 persons are confined in the quaran tined area, which is inhabited mostly ay toreigners. . . : , RUSSIAN REFUGEES I TO INVADE MEXICO MICHIGAN SOLONS ARE ALL OF REPUBLICAN PARTY (By Associated Press.) Lansing, Mich., Dec. 31. Michi gan's all-Republican sate legislature will convene January 5. The session will be the first one in recent years In which the Democratic party is not represented. Two Democrats were l j(By Associated Press.) Mexico City, Dec. 31. Sixty thou sand Russian refugees from the Crimea are expected in Mexico with in 'the next few months, according : to a report recently made to the De partment of Agriculture by one of its agents who has Just returned from the Near EasU The agent declared that many of the Russians will em bark for Mexico within a few weeks. (The government has signified a will ingness to receive them. members of the last legislature but neither ! of them made the run this year.. I , LYNCHINGS LESS NUMEROUS IN ' . YEAR 1920 THAN IN FORMER YEARS ACCORDING TO FIGURES DUBLIN HAD MUSICIAN ' , v WHO FIDDLED AT FIRE (By Associated Press.) Dublin, Dec. 31. There was a Nero who fiddled during the burning of Granard by the "Black, and Tans" last week. He was a roving musician who makes the town hi headquarters. According to the story told in the town; the musician, awakened by the tumult, rushed from his lodgings with his precious violin under his arm. He was captured by the police, and under threats compelled to walk down the main street playing English national airs while the town was burning. alleged outrages In ped other le Florida members of theHxwse lent interrupted , the testimony IndtlBT denials otthe -state- jl3 .reflecting upon this state. It American war, the Philippine insur- agreed that an opportunity should , rection and the world war. He saw pen them to appear before the mittee and refute White's charges. PES LIKELY TO IAD CABINET OF NEW PRESIDENT (By Associated Press.) prion, Dec. 3111 Irreconcileables their inning with President elect ling yesterday. Senator Knox, of sylvania, throughout the treaty one of its bitterest opponents, in lawed Mr. Harding yesterday and paway smiling and confident that coming president would employ of the timber of the Versailles w in constructing his new league ptions. sely connected with the visit of there was a conference with M. Daughterty and Will H. after which it was whispered N that the name of former Jus- Charles E.' Hughes had been vir- agreed upon as the first in the cabinet officers. lere is no confirmation of this F. but the. fitness of Hughes for of secretary of . state is gen- conceded, and it is agreed by ricnds of the incoming adminis F that it would be an approprl- fPPointment. Ffes G. Daws and John W. &re beine nrominently dis- P hi connection with the treas Wfolio; Nation plans were discussed with Senator Knox, E. B. f"4 and Jess W. Smith, secretary f committee having the inaugu f Plans in hand. ' seventeen months' service in France. The unusual thing about his record is that he has served continuously for over thirty years and is now entitled to retirement at any time he wishes. This he does not intend doing, how ever, Blnce his new appointment, and stater, that he intends to remain in ,tlie service. Under the direction of Sergeant Hampton the local recruiting office has been very successfully carried on. In point of number of men enlisted the Lakeland station is the third best station in Florida. Since the Sergeant has been in charge the number of enlistments has been increased from three to about twenty a month. Twenty-four men were sent from here into the service during the present month. In leaving here, Sergeant Hampton states that he wishes to thank the people of Lakeland and especially the business men for the co-operation piven him and for the friendly spirit that has obtained throughout his stay here. (0 BANDITS CAPTURED ARMY OFFICERS WHEN HOLD UP TRAIN IN N. C. WHITESOX PLAYERS TO BE EXTRADITED ON A CHARGE OF CONSPIRACY (By Associated Press ) Chicago, Dec. 31.The charge un der which it is hoped 'to extradite the White Sox baseball players indicted on charges of throwing games in last year's world series, is conspiracy, the state's Attorney announced today. Conspiracy is a felony and an extra ditable'offense. PRESIDENT TO VETO FINANCE BOARD REVIVAL Washington, Dec. 31.-President 4Via martin- Wilson is expected to w tion reviving the war finance corporation. 1 'By Associated Press.) N. C, Dec. 31. Two ne 4 up a .Norfolk and South nger train on the Neuse Se b.ere after midnight. over the tender and cover ogine crew with revolvers. FLORIDA SHIPPERS, WIN GREAT VICTORY IN FIGHT AGAINST DIVERSION RULE Jacksonville, Dec. 31. Growers and shippers of Florida won a com plete moral victory In their confer ence yesterday in Jacksonville with traffic executives of southeastern and eastern railroads on the subject of cliversian privileges on citrus fruits and vegetables, even though some de tails remain to be adjusted later with northern lines, and the case must be heard by the Interstate Commerce Commission. , A large, number of citrus and veg etable 'growers and shippers' canife'o Jacksonville to meet the railroad ex ecutives. At' a preliminary conference Welnesday night the shippers selected a committee of their number to han dle the presentation of their case, which was moBt ably madetoday. J. C Chase, president; J. H. Ross of the .Florida Citrus Exchange, E. D. Dow, traffic manager and George A. Scott, sales manager of that organi zation; John F. Thomas, George Wil liams and W. HMouser for the Flor ida men, made a tremendously strong case against the proposed new re strictions upon diversions. Dr. Ross pleaded with the railroad men "not to lay the last straw upon the back of. the camel which already is overbur dened by outrageously high freight chargesfahd high costs of production." The speakers were heard with grave attention by the railroad men, who' then adjourned to talk things over among themselves. - -' At 4 o'clock began an informal con. ference of the committee and the traffic officials. At the end of an hour and a half the officers of southeastern railroads announced they were-'convinced fef the iustiCft of the caa nr'i. sentc jnine! growers and agre4 to withdraw their proposed new diver sion rulaft, allowing shippers all the former diversion privileges south of the Ohio river, but by mutual agree ment a charge of $5 per car will be made for the detention of cars at di vision points for more than forty eight hours. What action Will be taken hv north- ern lines is not yet indicated. Under the circumstances it will be necessary for Florida shippers and the Florida Railroad Commission to go ahead with the contest of this case before the examiner of the Interstate Com merce Commission in Jacksonville on Jan. 21, and a final hearing before the commission inWashington on January 31. WELL ATTENDED NO-FENCE MEETING AT BARTOW PERFECTS ORGANIZATION !rs wera nntiirel hv army f oard the train. Trk, Dec. 31. De Valera has ! comfortably as f afeiy in Ireland, his secre L E Erie, a brakeman for the A. C. L:, was injured yesterday after-, noon at Trilby, when in starting to; climb down from the tot .of a car on freieht No. 208, he failed to get a Sold on the ladder and fell to the ground, severely bruising one hip. A ' mfnnr bruises also resulted, ZZ ines are noU considered serious. He was brought to the Mor Hospital, where he is resting as ;".mv.i can be expected. Mr. - Erie makes his home at the Orange Bartow, Dec. 31.-i-At a well attend ed meeting held here at the Court House Thursday afternoon which was called for the purpose of completing the organization of the Polk County No-Fence League, to be a subsidiary and work in conjunction with the Florida No-Fence League, the follow ing officers were elected: President, J. Walker Pope of Winter Haven, and six vice-presidents as follows: H. E. Fairchild, Crooked Lake, C. C. Martin, Mulberry, E. L. Mack, Lakeland, Mrs. W. L. Stillwell, Lake Hamilton, Mrs. C. F. Gardner, Lake Alfred, and Mrs. W. F. Hallam, Lakeland. It was also decided that the vice-presidents shall constitute the County Advisory Com mittee of which the president shall be ex-officion chairman. After the election of officers the meeting was thrown open for public discusion, and the question was asked by someone as just what was meant by "No-Fence", and the question was Answered by an explanation that at present the assessed valuation of range stock in the state is less than two per cent of the total assessed value of all property In the state, and under existing laws any property such as groves, farms and truck gardens must be fenced against depredations of the free range stock and even when fencd are not safe, but under the proposed changes of these laws the cattle, hogs' or whatever stock it might be capable of destroying prop erty of other people would have to be fenced in or else the owner would have to provide other meaw to pre vent his animals from- doing depreda tion to the property of others. At tention was called in particular to the fact that at present if an autoist through no fauit of his own kills a cow on the public highway he must pay for the cow, while if he under ex actly the Bame conditions runs over and kills a child it is an accident, proving that cattle at present are giv en more privileges than human be ings. , j A paper endorsing the No-Fence movement was presented and read and proved of much interest. This paper was from Dundee which has a total registration of 43 voters and everyone had signed It. Among those present and taking ac tive part in the discussions were J. W. Sample of Haines City and Vet L. Brown of Bartow, respectively Presi dent and Secretary of the Florida No Fence League, J. Forrest Caldwell, T. T. Hatton, J. G. Gallemore of Bar tow; J. C. Swindell, A. J. Holworthy, Mrs. W. F. Hallam, Mr. Williams, of Lakeland; Dr. M. Sample of Haines City; Mrs. Stillwell of Lake Hamil ton, Mrs. Huie of Dundee and Mrs. Gardner of Lake Alfred. 1 Now that the Polk County organiza tion is complete and judging from sentiment expressed from all sections this county is going to be a very val uable adjunct to the state organiza tion in getting the matter before the Legislature this spring, for the pur pose of obtaining such legislation that will enable the people of the State to say by their votes whether or not the proposed changes shall be made. Any persons throughout the State wishing to aid In this movement may get further Information by addressing either the President or Secretary of the State organization. MANY JUBILEES CELEBRATED COMING YEAR Washington, D. 1 C, Dec. 31. Among the Roman Catholic prelates in the United States th$ year about to begin will be prolific in celebrations ot Jubilees and anniversaries marking the milestones in their respective ca reers' in the' church. Dignitaries of all ranks, from bishop to cardinal, will be, represented in the list' of cele brants, v-;'-;',' 'V In May Cardinal O'Connell of Boa ton will, observe his twentieth year as a bishop and later In the year will see the tenth anniversary of his ele vation to thi cardinalate. . Rt ; Rev . Theophile Meershchaer t, bishop of Oklahoma, will celebrate tlfe thirtieth anniversary of his 'consecra tion; and . alsV his golden jubilee in tho tiriefithnflfl . An nth or nroloto .nti.n wyfo&cii4atM the bishropric Ja Rt. Rev. 'Christo pher E. Byrne, bishop of Galveston'. Archbishop Glennon of St. Louis will reach his twenty-fifth annivers ary in the bishopric. Other prelates to "celebrate their episcopal silver Jubilees are Bishops Hobun of Scran ton, O'Dea of Seattle, and O'Gorman of Sioux Falls. Bishop O'Connor of Newark, N. J., will celebrate the twentieth anniver sary of his consecration and Bishops Morris of Little Rock and Walsh of Portland, Me., wiil attain their fif teenth anniversary in the episcopate. Those who will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their consecration are Bishrops Schrembs of Toledo. Ward of Leavenworth, and Gunn of Natchez On August 11 the Most Rev. James '. .T TfAfino will rnmnlfltn o ,1 n ,1 A n I w ..... lu.hji.i.h. (. UCLUUO UL strvlce as archbishop of Dubuque. The Rt. Rev. J. Henry Tlhen, for merly bishop of Lincoln and now head of the Denver diocese, will also ob serve the tenth anniversary of bis consecration. ' Bishops McDevitt of Harrisburg., Brossart of Covington, and Lawler of Lead, S. Dak., will observe the fifth ! anniversary of their consecration. 1 In September the Rt. Rev. Henry' Gabriels, the venerable bishop of Og densburg, will complete sixty years In the priesthood. In July Archbishop Messmer of Milwaukee will celebrate his secerdotal golden Jubilee. Bishop Allen of Mobile and the Rt. Rev. Jo seph, R. Conroy, auxiliary bishop of Ogdensburg, will celebrate the for tieth annlyersary of their ordination. Five prelates will celebrate their thirty-fifth lyear in the pfriesthood. They are Bishops Tlhen of Denver, Kelley of Grand Rapids, Schinner of Spokane, Muldoon of Rockford, and Corbett of Crookston, Minn. The Most Rev. Albert J. Daeger, archbishop of Santa Fe, will celebrate his silver jubilee as a priest, and Archbishop Dowllng of St. Paul will complete his thirtieth year in holy orders. The twentieth anniversary of their ordination will be celebrated by1 the Rt. Rev. Anthony Schuler, bishop of El Pasco; the Rt. Rev. John T. Mc- Niholas, bishop of Duluth; the Rt. Rev. Thomas W. Drumm, bishop of Des Moines, and the Rt. Rev. John M. Gannon, who has Just succeeded to the bishropric of Erie. Tnskegee Institute Gives Out Re port Showing Number of Illegal Executions in United States Texas Leads With TenFlor ida Is Credited With Seven Victims NumBer 61, Including 8 White Men and One Negro Women. (By Associated Press.) Tuskegee, Ala., Dec. 31 Lynchings were less numerous in the year 1929 than last year, the Tuskegee Instf tute's records show'. . ' V , ' Sixty one persons, including eight white men, and on& negro woman, were lynched, compared with 83 last year, and 64 in 1918. ' Authorities prevented lynchings in 56 instances this year, of which forty six were in the south. Armed forces were used to repel mobs on fourteen occasions. ' In four instances mobs were fired, upon. Seven attackers were killed and a number wounded. By Btates thp lynchings were, Texas 10, Georgia , Mississippi, Ala bama and Florida, seven each; Minne sota, North Carolina, Oklahoma and California three each; Arkansas, Kan sas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina and West Virginia. one each. TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP WON BY UNITED STATES Aukland, N.'Z., Dec. 31. Austral asia lost the tennis laurels here today to America, and the Davis cud. em blematic of the world's team tennu championship, will repose under the stara a,nd stripes for the next year America has won the cup. Australasia won it six times and Great Britain five. William T. Tilden, ot Philadel phia, and William Johnson of San Francisco composed the American team. THE WEATHER ONE LIFE LOST IN FIRE AT FORT WORTH Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. .1. One man was burned to death In a fire GENERAL WEATHER CONDITIONS The weather has been -generally fair over the eastern half of the coun try, under the influence of high bar ometric pressure covering the upper Lake region, Ohio valley and the Bouth eastern states. Temperatures have risen slowly. Light frosts were reported this morning at Gainesville and Eustis and killing frost at Jack Bonville. The lowest temperature re ported in the State was 34 at Gaines ville. la the west pressure is low over the Dakotas, and high over the Pacific coast. The weather has been gener ally fair, except for light rain on the north Pacific coast, and light snow In North 'Dakota, Wyoming and Utah. It is warmer over the Plains states, and slightly ooolcr over the Plateau re gion and the Pacific states. .No zero temperatures are reported anywhere this morning. Indications are for fair and contln-' ued cool weather in the vicinity ot Tampa tonight, and for partly cloudy and warmer weather Saturday. WALTERN J- BENNETT, Weather Bureau, Tampa, i i i Temperature Elsewhere Atlanta ... , 50 40 Boston 42 36 Buffalo 38 32 j Chicago 40 34 i Denver 60 28 f Los Angeles 48 Louisville 44 Memphis 52 52 New Orleans 68 52 New York 44 36 : St. Louis i 54 42 ' St. Paul 30 San Diego 46 San Francisco ..... 46 Washington 52 32 Florida Stations Jacksonville ... ...52 44 Key West 70 68 Miami 76 66 Tampa 61 49 which destroyed the Manson hotel ' and damaged nearby buildings hers today.. The loss is estimated at $250,000. . r i . V::-- S Si 1 1 - J 1 If -, , 1 ! r 1 1 . s i 4 j aoaieed here today. ! Hotel.