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Only Minor Disturb
ances Have Occurred
i nd a Few Railroads
I Have Announced a
Slight Curtailment of
Train Service
Chicago, July 8. — (By the Associat
ed Press.) —Railway shopmen entered
the second week of their strike today
with no apparent inclination to follow
the only avenue to peace held open to
them by the Railroad Labor Board.
The Board stood on the position tak
en by its chairman, Ben. W. Hooper,
that the only way the striking shop
men could receive recognition in con
ciliatory conference was to restore
themselves to standing before the
Board by returning to work and then
entering into negotiations for a settle
B. M. Jewell, head of the shoperafts,
who held himself open to approach
"by any responsible person authorized
to negotiate a settlement,” declined to
make the first move, appearing to
continue to place the blame for the
strike on the Board and the railroads.
Mr. Jewell contended that the olive I
branch of peace should first be ex
tended to th# shopmen.
The railroads continued immovable
in their attitude that the strike was
against the government rather than
against the roads.
The results of this situation was
that all elements were in receptive
moods but firm in their determination
not to weaken their positions by mak
ing the first move.
Conditions generally so far as the
transportation and shop operations
was concerned, continued much as |
they had been for several days, but \
the beginning of the second w'eek of
the strike brought increasing reckless
ness 1 , on the part of the strikers and
sporadic outbreaks in rail centers.
The storm clouds of the strike, in |
their regular movement over the j
country, apparently centered for the
moment over Illinois and Missouri.
New disorders broke out in Chicago,
where mobs of striking shopmen and
sympathizers continued terrorism of
workers and suspected strike break
Several men, suspected of being
strike breakers, ftere pulled from
street cars and beaten, and the homes
of a few workers were besieged and j
attacked with a hail of sticks and
stones. A box car was burned and
several other cars were discovered
soaked with oil.
Although none of the disturbances
in Illinois was considered by state
authorities as serious enough to war
rant a call for troops, Adjutant Gener
al Black nevertheless declared that
troops already mobilized and held in
readiness for strike duty would not
be demobilized until the situation
changed and threats of further disor
ders disappeared.
Gov. A. M. Hyde, of Missouri, to
whom frequent appeals were made for
troops, exchanged communications
with strikers on the Missouri Pacific.
The strikers, in telegram to the gov
ernor, thanked him for the "fair and
impartial position” he had taken in
refusing to order troops to strike cen
ters, and assuring him that they would
do everything in their power to pre
vent violence' or the destruction of
property. In reply Gov. Hyde told
the strikers that their right to quit
work individually or collectively was
recognized and he asked them in re
turn to co-operate in the protection of
other men who also had a right to
work. The governor assured the
strikers that if they made good on
Washington, July B.—“ There will l>e
no adjournment of congress until the
soldiers' compensation bill Is made
a law. It will be taken up and dis
posed of under a special agreement
as soon as the tariff bill is passed.’’
This announcement was made today
by Senator McCumber, North Dakota,
chairman of the finance committee, to
Mrs. H. R. Smith, of Whiteman, Mass.,
who delivered a third petition bearing
a million signatures for enactment by
congress of a soldiers’ bonus bill.
Mrs. Smith, dressed in the uniform
of tne Salvation Army, was accom
panied by a score of wounded veter
ans) from the Walter Reed hospital
when she presented the amendment.
"It’s heavy and certainly has some
weight,” said Senator McCumber, as
he grasped the bundle.
“We hope it will have some weight
with the senate,*’ Mrs. Smith re
"It will,” the senator replied.
Lakeland Evening Telegram
their promises there would he no ne
cessity for calling state troops. Mean
while, however, several companies
were held in readiness.
Most railroads meanwhile reported
traffic usual. The Santa Fe reported
it heavier than usual, while some oth-
I ers curtailed train service The Wichita
Falls and Northwestern applied to the
Oklahoma State Corporation commis
sion for authority to discontinue four
passenger trains.
At Topeka, Kan., Ramsdal Harvey,
attorney for the Kansas court of in
dustrial relations, swore our com
plaints against three striking Topeka
shopmen and two in Ottawa, charging
them with picketing in violation of the
industrial court law.
Sixty-seven negroes imported to
Springfield, Mo., by the Frisco refused
to go to work in the shops there and
were given transportation back to
their homes. The Frisco was feeding
workers in shops throughout the sys
tem and protecting them with a heavy
guard. Strikers continued intensive
picketing, but no cases of violence
were reported.
Disorders continued in the South,
where tlie first outbreak of the strike
occurred. J. F. White, superintendent
of the car department, of the Illinois
Central railroad at Harahan, a few
miles above New Orleans, was as
saulted and one other white man and
three negroes were wounded in clash
es between strikers and workers.
Three negro strike-breakers were
badly beaten and several others were
chased by union sympathizers of their
own race at Pensacc.A. Several arrests
were made.
One of the first admissions of seri
ous threats to transportation came
from officials of the Missouri, Kansas
and Texas railroad who declared that
officials in Missouri would he forced
to curtail passanger service until Gov.
Hyde takes steps to protect workers
from violence and coercion.
Where sixteen or eighteen trains
daily have been hauling coal on the
Owensboro and Nashville division of
the Louisville & Nashville railroad,
only one freight train was in opera
tion, but passenger service continued
Roseville, Cal., whose protection
point of contact with the rest of the
world is its function as an icing point
for a large share of the California
fruit sent east, experienced a strike
of workers at the icing plant of the
Pacific Fruit Express Company. A re
quest was made for troops to main
tain ortjgr. Company officials said
the strike was due to intimidation of
icing plant employes by striking shop
Three large fruit shipping com
panies appealed to the governor to
intervene to “save the fruit.’’ A
state labor commissioner was sent to
Roseville by Governor Stevens.
Sheriff Alland of Burlington, la.,
added 100 extra deputies to his force
as picket lines were drawn ccloser.
while soup kitchens, cots and supplies
were moved into railroad shops pre
paratory to an attempt to operate
Benj. Getzoff of the Evening Tele
gram office has received an assign
ment to the 328 Infantry, 82nd Divi
sion, as senior first lieutenant of the
service company, headquarters at
Tampa, and is expecting orders to re
port to Camp McClellan at Anniston,
Alabama, for the fifteen-days' train
ing camp. Lieutenant Getzoff was for
merly first lieutenant of Cos. L., 124th
Infantry, and has a splendid military
record, serving overseas during the
World War with the 58th Infantry,
4th Division.
Congressman Herbert J. Drane rep
resented the Lakeland Rotary Club
at a special luncheon at the Hillsboro
Hotel at Tampa on Thursday when
Former District Governor John Turn
er, now third vice president of Inter
national Rotary, presided in honor of
three distinguished guests, Lewis G.
Sloan, of London, a former president
of International Rotary; Sir Napier
Burnett, noted surgeon ,and Frank D.
Waterman of New York’ and Kustis.
The gathering was one of the most
notable of the year at Tampa.
John C. Anderson was cheered by
the crowd in court when he was ac
quitted at Medita, Pa., on a murder
charge. He shot and killed J. C. Koh
ler along the river bank following In
sults to Mrs- Anderson.
Enroute with President Harding,
Uniontown, Pa., July 8. — (By the As
sociated Bless.) —After a week’s ab
sence from the White House, Presi
dent Harding expected to be back in
Washington tonight. A 225-mile ride,
mostly up and down hill, faced him
after lie left the hotel this morning
after an all day drive yesterday from
Refreshed by his week’s vacation.
President Harding again was ready to
plunke into the administration of the
government’s affairs. It is expected
that his attention when lie reaches tile
White House will be first directed to
the coal strike, negotiations between
the operators and miners representa
tives having come to a halt pending
his return and it is thought he will
lose no time in getting first hand re
ports from Secretaries Hoover and
Davis, as to the status of affairs.
President Harding plans to stop to
day at Hagerstown, Va., to be a guest
of the Hagerstown Republican ('lull at
a rally at the Hagerstown Country
Winchester, Va., July 8. —V. W.
Frye, alleged bootlegger of Martins
burg, Va., was shot and seriously
wounded early today near here by
Patrolman Ben Armel, in a running
automobile light with officials on the
Shenandoah Valley Pike. The
w'ounded man, with a bullet through
his arm and breast, is in a local
hospital. A companion named Jen
kins is in jalf. Officers overtook the
car while it was going 50 miles an
hour. When the men saw escape cut
off Reynolds Is alleged to have rolled
a score or more of kegs containing
moonshine liquor into lie road. Other
alleged bootleggers tried to get away
with the liquor but were stopped by
the police.
New York, ( July B.—Continued
weakness in German exchange was
reflected today in the foreign ex
change market, the preliminary price
of marks being quoted at 18 1-2 cents
a hundred, with actual sales taking
place later at 19 3-8 to 19 1-2 cents.
Marks fell yesterday lo a record of 18
cents a hundred closing at 21 last
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Bowen, re
cently of Long Island, New York, are
among the splendid new residents of
Lakeland. They have bought a com
fortable and attractive eight-room
house in a pleasant, central location,
314 South Tennessee avenue, where
they will make their home. Asa
strictly investment proposition, Mr.
Bowen has also bought the Harrison
place on the corner of Lake avenue
and Lemon street. Having a front
age of 100 feet here, he will move the
house and erect a duplex bungalow,
besides making various smaller im
West l*alm Beach, July B.—The will
of Richard Croker, senior, former
Tammany leader, who died recently
in Ireland, was filed for probate here
today. The will leaves everything
except ten thousand dollars to his
wife. The ten thousand bequest goes
to his daughter, Florence, who, the
will says, was one of the children who
retained affection for him.
Jacksonville, July B.—J. T. G. Chaw
ford, of this city, counsel for Richard
Croker, junior, said today he had filed
a caveat at West Palm Beach dome
time ago which virtually is a notice
the son will contest his father’s will.
The caveat prevents the county judge
from probating the will until the son
has had an opportunity to file a con
test. v
Washington, July B.—Governor
Harding of the Federal Reserve
Board In a letter to the Senate today
struck back at senatorial critics of the
board In its policies. Assuming full
responsibility for recommending the
circulation by Federal Reserve Banks
of a speech by Senator Glass, Demo
crat, of Virginia, defending the
board, Harding declared charges
against the board to be misleading
and untrue. Without mentioning by
name Senatdr Heflin, Democrat, Alp
bama, who has criticized the board
frequently, Harding said some of the
senate charges “would have been re
rented as libelous" but for constitu
tional Immunity of senators in debate
Miami, Fla.yfuly B.—lt jvas officially
announced wlay that the Clyde
Steamship Company will establish a
Mlami-J&cksonville service on August
5. The Clyde Company takes over
the service formerly operated by the
Miami tfteamshlp Company but will
use Its own vessels.
Defeated Mrs. Mallory
In Great Game At
Wimbleton Before An
Enormous Crowd, In
cluding King George
and Queen Mary of
Wimbledon, England, July B.
Suzanne Lenglen of France to
day successfully defended her
title as world's woman tennis
champion by defeating Mrs. Molla
Bjurstedt Mallory, American
champion, in the final round of
the international • grass court
tennis tournament. The score
was six-two, six-naught.
interest Was Intense
..Wimbledon, England, July 8 —(IL
tlie Associated Press)—American
tennis lovers in England thronged to
day to the Wimbledon courts to wit
ness tlie long-awaited match between
Mile. Suzanne Lenglen and Mrs.
Molla Bjurstedt Mallory . for tRe
worUTs championship, now held by
tlie French girl.
j interest in the outcome Iwas in
tense, due in a large lneafure to tlie
controversy over the ability of tlie
two players which Inis raged on both
sides of tlie Atlantic since last August
when Mile. Lenglen defaulted lo Mrs
Mallory after the loss of one set in
their match at Fore It Bills.
The playing of the rivals llius far
in the present tournament has imli
cated tlicit both are at tlie top of their
Wimbledon, Jiilv 8. — (By tlie As
sociated Press) Willi the match be
tween Suzanne Lenglen and Molla
Bjurstedt Mallory due to be played
between 5 and 5:30 o'clock, rain be
gau to fall during the third set oil the
Putleison-Aiidersoii match in tlie
men's singles, and the outlook was
not rosy for the return of the. fine
weather of (lie early afternoon. The
crowds all donned waterproof coats,
many raised umbrellas and the sus
pense over the delay became intense.
Mile. Lenglen arrived on the Wim
bledon grounds at 3:30 o'clock and
at 4 o’clock she entered the com
petitors’ stand just in front of the
press box. There had been wide
spread inquiries throughout the
afternoon over her non-appearane
earlier. She came attired Tn a neat
light gray one-piece frock, liatless and
with her bobbed black hair flowing
Never before lias Wimbledon seen
such a throng of tennis fans.
While tlie first, match in men's
doubles was in progress, King George
and Queen Mary arrived on the
grounds and were accorded a hearty
reception. Also in the royal box were
the former king of Portugal and his
consort. Lord Lansdowne, the Ear!
of Balfour and Lord Chancellor Birk
Mid-Summer Christian Endeavor
The thirty-fifth annual convention
for the Florida C- E. Union that met
in Lakeland, in May, was the largest
gathering of Endeavorers ever as
sembled in the South. There were
about 900 registered delegates, and a
large majority of them were really of
the "teen’’ age.
In the culled meeting, between ses
sions, at Lakeland for Congregational
delegates, Rev. Warren C. Cortin, of
West Tampa, presided, as lie is the
new chairman of Young People's
work for hi# denomination in the
state. The secretary of their depart
ment, Miss Grace A. Townsend, was
re-elected as press superintendent to
| secular papers for her sixth year in
i such service, the Congregational mis
sionary department being that old.
West Palm Beach Endeavorers who
have unselfishly traveled many miles
to state convenions, next year will
only have to go to Miami.
Jacksonville district delegates wore
beautiful badges at Lakeland, but
seemed to make no effect to get the
next year meeting for the metropolis.
Tampa tried hard, but Miami had
done more boosting in advance.
The senior society at Tavares went
to Lakeland by automobile, taking a
fine junior society delegation that
wore appropriate budges to show who
they were. Miss Elizabeth Burleigh
lias a live band at Tavares.
In Sanford, Mrs. Davidson, as su
perintendent for Congregational jun
iors, has a nice little company of
kiddles, averaging from G to 10 years
in age. There is also a year-around.
senior society, with Mrs. Van Nobs.
secretary. /
The society editor of the Polk
County Record was a Lakeland dele
gate from one of the live Bartow so
cieties. We wonder how many other
newspapers were thus represented.
Some young ladies beautifully rep
resented the ‘‘Sunshine City” En
deavorers of the Congregational
church, and did their part at 'echoing
"Lgkeland, 1922.” afterwards, in St.
Word was received today that the
Junior Epworth League of the First
Methodist church has for the second
successive year been awarded tlie
state banner offered for the best
League in tlie state, and the beauti
ful gold and white banner is the
source of much pride on the part of
Hie members and their efficient super
intendent, Mrs. J. Lawton Moon.
in addition lo tlie banner, the
Junior League receives a gold seal
for having made 100 points, and this
'■distinction is also bestowed oil tlie
Intermediate League of tlie ’First
Methodist church, tlie capable super
intendent of this department being
Mrs. Charles Murdock.
The awards were made following
tlie recent state assembly at Winter
Washington, July 8. —Senator Thus.
E. Watson, Georgia, and Mrs. Watson,
iiotli of whom have been ill with bron
chitis in their home in Chevychase,
were said by Dr. Grant S. Barnhart,
Hieir physician, to be convalescing
today. Senator Watson, however, will
not be able to resume his duties in
the Senate for another week. Senator
and Mrs. Watson became ill about ten
days ago. Dr. Barnhart said tlie sen
alor had been "quite ill" hut now was
well on the road to recovery.
Hoboken, N. J., July 8. —Fire broke
out today on the trans-Atlantic liner
N’ieuw Amsterdam at the llolland-
Ainerican line docks here.
The lire which started in the fourth
hatch, did little damage hut caused I
considerable excitement among tlie |
passengers who were due to sail to- 1
The Weekly Review
N'cw York, July 8. —The stock mar
ket this week threw off its uncertain
uml professional tone of the preceding;
fortnight under the influence of a sud
den and very appreciable advance for
gild-edged railway shares.
Cains in many of those issues, nota
bly Louisville and Nashville and At
lantic Coast Line, which owed their
strength to special considerations,
ranged from 2 to 10 points. Invest
ment continentals, high grade grang
ers. coalers and several of the low
priced trunk tinea were embraced in
the movement.
lluying seemed to be of the most
confident character and to observers
the advance had its basis in some
thing more than favorable conditions
and prospects of an early settlement
of the miners’ and railroad shopmen's
Steel and equipments, copper and
numerous other industrials more or
less dependent for their sustenance
upon the strength of rails, also were
materially higher. Domestic oils reg
istered variable gains in marked con
trast to the sharp reaction in Mexican
The turn into July was accomplished !
without disturbance to the money mar
ket. Hates relaxed on the return flow
of interest and dividend payments and
liberal purchases of commercial pa
per suggested a more hopeful business
Sound investment conditions was
denoted in the high records set by
all Liberty bonds and the easy absorp
tion of new corporate offerings. Kx
treme weakness of European ex
changes, especially those of the con
tinental allied natoins and Cermauy,
occasioned much discussion and some
misgivings in high tinaneial circles.
On Wall Street
New York, July B.—Today’s short
stock market session was largely In
tluenced by advices from abroad re
porting more disturbing conditions in
continental Europe. Prices were irreg
ular at the outset but became distinct
ly heavy later on the entire list. Can
cellations of midweek gains of oils
were made, falling 1 to 4 points.
Steels and domestic oils were 1 to 2
points lower and coppers, textiles,
shipping mail order and food special
ties also lost ground. Sales approxi
mated 400,000.
New Orleans Opening
New Orleans. July 8. —The cotton
market opened steady. July, 22.60; Oc
tober, 22.26; December, 22.05; Janu
ary, 21.85; March. 21.55.
New York Opening
New York, July B.—Cotton futures
opened steady. July, 22.68 bid; Octo
ber, 22.75; December, 22.50; January,
22.25; March, 22.12.
The Volstead act .may be on the
books, but that did not prevent three
liquor Arms from seeking charters in
New Jersey to carry on a general
•dlstlling business or to deal in
liquors. They received them, too.
1,. 1). Niles, of Lucerne Park, treas
urer of the Florida Horticultural So
j ciety and one of the organization’s
! livest members, was a visitor to Lake-
I land today and brought with him a
j basket of mangoes of the newer and
| more unusual varieties, which he lias
j been developing in co-operation with
j Hie Bureau of Plant Industry by whom
1 the fruit was imported from India. All
are budded varieties.
The Heyden, of beautiful color and
delightful flavor, is becoming 1 fairly
well-known and may he purchased in
tlie Lakeland markets. Tlie Rajah.
Totafarr and Sandersha are others of
tlie new varieties, and it is claimed for
them that they lack the fibre of tlie j
older varieties. Tlie Sandersha is no- j
table for its size, attaining a weight
of three pounds, and for tlie fact that,
while it ripens late, it may lie cooked i
green, making a sauce said to lie sn
perior to green apple sauce.
Mr. Niles is also experimenting with
the recently imported varieties of
Richmond. July B.—Gen. Julian S.
Karr. Icommander-inchiof of the
United Confederate Veterans, lias re-
I appointed Gen. Edgar G. Taylor. Ricti
| niond. adjutant general and chief of
| staff, and Gen. A. A. Booth. New
Orleans, assistant adjutant general.
lit was learnpd here today. The Vir
| glnia division. IT. C, V. it was an
pounced today stated the state re
union Confederate Veterans would
be held in Winchester, Va., August 19
20 and 21.
Norfolk. Va., July B.—C. H Bailey,
of Richmond, was re-elected presi
dent of the state’s B. Y. P. IT., at
this morning's closing session of the '
state eonventiton being held in con !
nection with the Baptist encampment j
at Virginia beach. Five hundred at
tended file final session.
Aberdeen, Scotland. July 8—(By the !
Associated Press.)—Much merriment j
among tlie under graduates at Alter- j
deen marked the commencement cere
mony at which Chief Justice Taft re-!
reived the degree of doctor of laws j
yesterday. When he was shown to a j
seat the students shouted: ‘Two seats |
for Bill.”
Washington, July 8. —Small craft |
warnings are displayed on the Atlantic ;
Coast from Norfolk, Va., to Eastport
Me., the weather bureau announced
A 12-year-oid Chinese school girl at \
New York won two prizes, one of S2O
for being th best cook in her school
district. She also raptured second
prize of sls in a newspaper competi
tion for an essay on American his
tory. which was open tn all New York
school children under 16 years.
Mrs. Lydia Adam-Williams of Reno
Nev., candidate for IT. S. senator, has
taught her male opnonents anew po
litical maneuver. She is following a
circus across the state and thus finds
opportunities to address large audi
- D. O. Hatch of the firm of G. D. &
H. U. Mendenhall, architects and civil
and structural engineers, left this
morning for Bradentown in connec
tion with the prospective fertilizer
plant at that place which was de
signed by the local firm, and which
will be dependent largely on mate
rials produced at the fertilizer fac
tory of the Non-Acid Fertilizer and
Chemical Cos. in course of construc
tion here.
The development of the fertilizer
industry in South Florida is taking
another forward stride in the addition
to the Tampa plant of the Gulf Fer
tilizer Company, contract for which
has just been let to E. W. Parker.
This addition is planned to double
the capacity of the plant, now rated
at 40,000 tons a year. G. D. and H.
D. Mendenhall are structural en
gineers on this work.
Michael McCann,aged 59, of Sharps
ville, Pa., and his adopted 15-year-old
daughter were married in a cell in
the county Jail.
Generally fair tonight; Sunday local
l hunder showers.
J. Herbert Knapp, Civil
Engineer of Los Ange
les, Has a Startling
Story To Tell of High
est Turk Officials
1 London. July 8. —(By the Associated
Press.(—Americans are being secretly
I murdered by tlie Turks in Asia Minor
land reports are then circulated that
they died of typhus and other diseases,'
according J. Herbert Knapp, civil
engineer of Los Angeles, who lias ar
rived from Constantinople after three
years in tlie Turkish interior.
Mr. Knapp went to Turkey princi
pally to investigate the death at I)i
--arbekir of his brother, the late George
I*. Knapp, wlio the Turks reported
had died suddenly of typhus. He de
clares that his own investigation, sup
ported by affidavits on file with tlie
American consul at Bagdad convinced
hint that bis brother was executed by
“The Turks hated my brother," said
Mr. Knapp, "because lie knew too
much about the massacre of Chris
tians then in progress. It was report
ed that he hud died from poisoning
after drinking a cup of Turkish coffee
handed him by a prominent Turkish
official, hut i am confident, from tes
timony of those living near him, that
he was deliberately murdered. 1 be
lieve also that Miss Anne Allen, of
Atiliurndale. Mass., Miss Charlotte
Ely, of Elmira. N. Y.. and other
Americans yho died in Turkey re
cently met tlielr dyaths at the hands
of the Turks although in each case
it was made to appear that death was
due to natural causes. Mr. Kapp re
counted the story of Miss Alien, who,
lie said, was sent to Kharpiit by the
Near East Relief to investigate the
expulsion of Major Cowell, Dr. Mark
Yard and others and who was often
described as tlie “unofficial American
ambassadcV to Angora.”
Miss Allen had learned enough in
Klmrput, Mr. Knapp said, to satisfy
her that the Greek deportees were
being systematically starved to death
and exposed to all kinds of maltreat
men to accomplish this end.
Tile Turks laid their plans care
fully. Mr. Knapp asserted. Every
conceivable obstacle was placed iti
her way so that she could not reach
Angora to tell iier tale of Turkish ex
“After days and days of travel on
horseback and suffering from the
most intense exposure, she pertSTlPfl
from exhaustion and typhus soon
after arriving at Sivas.
Tarrytown. N. Y„ July S.—John !
Rockefeller was 83 years old today.
Friends said his birthday celebration
would lie unusually quiet because of
tlie recent death of his brother Wil
lia tn.
George Bernard Shaw at dinner of
Society of Authors in London an
nounced lie had been offered SIOO,OOO
u year for live years by ail American
syndicate to produce two motion pic
ture films each year.
Penalties of $5 each were imposed
upon three young men of Woodman
sie, N. J.. for refusal to obey the
orders of a fire warden to aid in fight
ing a forest tire.
Kingsville, Ont., July 8. —Eddie San
derson, of Bellingham, Wash., came
here visiting, and promptly became
I popular with a little Kingsville girl,
j They went walking together; they
I bought ice cream together—and the
I girl, pretty generally showed the
i home town boys that the visitor from
! America was her idol. But three boys,
all between 10 and 12. liked the little
girl and they didn’t like Eddie's pop
larity. They became frankly jealous.
So they got together and planned to
end Eddie's visit and his popularity
at one stroke.
Men passing a small woods near the
town yesterday heard a boy’s cries.
They smelled smoke and rushed Into
| the woods. Tied to a stake with a
; fire eating its way up his legs was
Eddie Sanderson. They cut the ropes
1 and freed him. They threw water on
his feet and rushed him into town.
There Eddie at first refused to tell
what had happened. Finally he told
the story of his popularity and said
three boys had chased him, caught
j him, carried him into the woods and
there kindled a fire of paper and
sticks, tied him to g stake as the
j flames started up, and left him. He
j was not burned seriously.
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