Tallahassee Democrat from Tallahassee, Florida on May 21, 1921 · Page 1
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Saturday, May 21, 1921
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n ! I VOLUME VII TALLAHASSE. FLORIDA, SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1921. NUMBER 225 if - ' ' Y Another Kind IN ONE OF THE CITIES OF THE WEST, A WELL KNOWN BUSINESS MAN INVITED A SCORE OF HIS FRIENDS TO MEET HIM AT HIS CLUB AT 10:30 ON A SUNDAY MORNING. WHEN THEY CAME HE SURPRISED THEM WITH AN URGENT INVITATION TO GO WITH HIM TO CHURCH AT 11. SOME OF THEM HADN'T BEEN TO CHURCH IN MONTHS; OTHERS NOT IN YEARS. WHETHER IN DEFERENCE TO THE WISHES OF THE MAN WHO ASKED THEM OR IN CONVICTION OF DUTY NEGLECTED, THEY ALL ACCEPTED. SINCE THEN THE MAJORITY OF THESE MEN HAVE BEEN REGULAR IN CHURCH ATTENDANCE ; NOT GOING IN A BODY, AS ON THAT FIRST OCCASION, BUT DISTRIBUTED ACCORDING TO THEIR SEVERAL CREEDS OR PREFERENCES. . WE HAVE THEATER PARTIES, MOTORING-PARTIES, GOLFING PARTIES, PICNIC PARTIES, AND SO ON IN TALLAHASSEE. WHY NOT HAVE CHURCH PARTIES? THE INSPIRATION, SOLACE ANf) HELP TO BE DERIVED FROM AN HOUR OR SO AT DIVINE SERVICE CAN BE FOUND IN LIKE MEASURE NOWHERE SAVE IN CHURCH. THREATS OF IMPEACHMENT -1 OF GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR (ASSCCIATED PRESS- Macon, Ga., May 21. Resolution calling for appointment of nine members of the house of representatives to investigate the charges made by Governor " Hugh M. Dorsey in his pamphlet, "The Negro in Georgia," and to make recommendations looking toward the prevention of such conditions will be introduced by Ben J. Fowler, Bibb county representative, when the assembly convenes next month, he announced. The resolution provides that the committee shall determine whether any state official has been negligent in the performance of his duty, and if so, to set in motion machinery for punishment: to determine whether the charges of the governor are SENATOR TRAMMELL TO SPEAK TO PUBLIC MONDAY NIGHT A joint resolutionwas adopted by both houses of the legislature this morning to invite Senator Park Trammell, who is visiting in the city, to address the legislators and citizens in the house chamber Monday night at 8 o'clock. : . EARLY HOUR WORK FOR THE HOUSE The house adjourned . Friday afternoon to meet at 7:30 Saturday morning. When that time arrived most of. the members were present. Various motions were made asking the sergeant-at-arms to send for the missing ones, but no action was taken. Mr. Willard of Dade moved that the house adjourn for breakfast, which was not "agreed to. Mr. Schardsfwerdts moved that the house take up bills on second l eading,' which was agreed to. The bill clerk not having arrived the sergeant-at-arms was requested to send, for her. Attempts were made to get onto another order of business, a number of motions were voted down. Mr. Parrish, of Brevard made the motion that no motion to waive the rules be considered until twelve o'clock, which was adopted. They went through bills on third reading at the rate of about twenty an hour, or one every three minutes, passing them to third reading. Things were oing smoothly until they reached House Bill No. 575, by founded, and if not, to introduce impeachment resolutions; and to Inquire into the "advisability of certain legislation tending to prevent conditions such as the governor describes in his pamphlet. ... Included under the latter head injunctions to the committee to inquire into the establishment of a state constabulary; to ascer tain whether counties in which the lynchings take place should be penalized financially; whether a commission of three superior court judges should be appointed to inquire into a lynching and whether the governor should direct, in case of mob violence, the drawing of ' grand and petit j uries from the state at large and establish the venue in the case. . Mr. Willard of Dade, amending the law relating to games of sport on Sunday. The bill provided that football bowling and horse-racing should be prohibited. Mr. Willard offered an amendment including basketball, tennis, golf, swimming, baseball, pool, billard3, marbles, tag, hide-and-seek, high ball, jack straws, and all other similar games or sports. This amendment was adopted. Mr. Harrisof Pinellas, then moved to indefinitely postpone the bill. Mr. Willard immediately came to the rescue of the measure and defended same. After considerable argument, during which time Mr. Kiddles, of Holmes, gave a sermon on Sunday observance, the vote to indefinitely postpone was earned by a vote of 43 to 17. This measure is not what is recognized ds Willard local bill relating to, the baseball. The house- received telegrams from all parts of the State, Saturday morning, endorsing Hales House Bill No. 701, relating to State roads. POSTPONES BILL TO ABOLISH THE BOARD CONTROL The senate, Saturday mom ing, voted to indefinitely post pone Senator Singletary's bill abolishing the Board of Control. The senate adjourned until Monday afternoon at four o'clock. The house meets this afternoon at four. of a Party for Tallahassee People CATTS WHEN ARRESTED SAYS "MY ENEMIES WO NT LET ME ALONE" (ASSOCIATED PRESS) Albany, Ga., May 21. Sidney J. Catts was arrested here, today, on a federal warrant. Catts was arrested by Sheriff Tarver and Chief of Police Lockett, on a warrant charging peonage. His bond was fixed at $ 2,500 when he was arraigned before United States Commissioner White,. Bond was not furnished up to noon. Catts was ; arrested at the terminal station waiting for the early afternoon train for Jacksonville, to which city he had a ticket. MASKED MEN HOLD UP AND ROB ENTIRE TRAIN (ASSOCIATED PRESS) Buffalo, May 21. Twenty masked men, armed, held up a New York Central freight train, 'iear North Tonawanda, early today and carried away silks, shoes, clothing, auto tires and AMERICA WINS GOLF CONTESTS FROM BRITISH PLAYERS (ASSOCIATED PRESS Hoylake, England, May 21. The American golf team which to contest the British amateur championship, beginning Monday, made a clean sweep in the foursomes arranged as part of the preliminary series with British players, contested here today. All four contests were won by. American pairs. HENDRY COUNTY BILL NOW UP The first measure reached on (he calendar" when the house convened at seven-thirty was House Bill No. 109, by Mr. Edge of Lake, creating Hendry county out of the boundary of Lee. This measure was carried over from Wednesday night as unfinished business. At this time Mr. Perry, of Lee, moved to indefinitely postpone the bill. Mr. Phillips of Columbia, took up the fight favoring the measure and had the floor when the house adjourned Wednesday "night. Mr. Perry was not present this morning whenthey convened, so the matter was informally passed but was taken up later. Mr. Perry again defended his motion to indefinitely postpone lie made no statement to the officers except to state that both the state charge of bribery, and the federal charge of peonage, were persecutions by his political enemies. His first remark was "well, it seems my. enemies won't let me alone.-" . Catts' presence here was discovered by a clerk in a clothing store from whom he purchased a collar. The clerk noticed the laundry marks, S. J. C. when he changed the collar. Catts made no attempt to conceal his identity when arrested. OF ITS FREIGHT other freight valued at $70,000. They held the train half an hour and entered seventeen " cars. They loaded the loot on six motor trucks and headed for Buffalo. No arrests had been made up to noon. and there was much argument on both sides. The motion was lost and the bill referred to a committee which meets this afternoon at 2 :30. COMMITMENT SERMON SUNDAY On Sunday evening, May 22d at 8 o'clock, the churches of the city will join in a service at the Leon High School auditorium, which marks the close of the 1920-21 term of the Leon High School. The sermon will be delivered by Rev. Bunyan Stephens, pastor of the First Baptist church. His subject will be, "Buying Up the Opportunities." An offering will be taken for the Silver Cross Hospital. Everybody is invited to attend this service which is of unusual interest to the com munity. . RUSHED WORK ON SATURDAY The house - continued in ses sirm from' seventv-thirtv until twelve-thirty, Saturday, during which time there was more business transacted Ihfin durinsr anv day since the opening "of the present legislature. They dis posed of more than seventy-live Dins on second rcaan.'g. BUSINESS OF NATION SUSPENDED TODAY- HONORING WHITE Washington, D. C, May 21. The whole nation, as represented by its government, joined, today, in paying its last tribute to the late Chief Justice White. By order of the president all ac llvities in the executive depart ments were suspended for the funeral, set for ten o'clock, and will remain suspended air day. The senate adjourned until Monday. All courts in the city recessed. Among those to at PERHAPS THIS PIG IS SCENTING AROUND TALLAHASSEE IMPORTANT. . WORK OF THE LEGISLATURE Fred II. Davis introduced a bill Saturday morning authoriz ing the City, of Tallahassee to own and operate hospitals and libraries, and to acquire real and personal property for the purpose. The bill provides for a referendum vote on the matter. The purpose of the measure is to enable the city to -acquire control of Cilver Cross Hospital. The senate did a full days work Friday. Having passed a number of measures of a general nature and c!"ed its calendar of bills of a local nature. Senator Mapoles, having observed that the State is paying for the house journals which are mailed out daily, introduced a resolution in the senate asking that members of that body be allowed the same privilege, which was not agreed to. The bill establishing the municipality of Paver Junction, Fla., has been sent to the governor for his signature. This act provides for the incorporation of Chattahooche and River Junction into one body under the name of Iiiver Junetioli. The territory takes in most of the hospital property at Chattahoochee. Senator Singtetary asked that House Bill No. 428, appropriating a sum of money for the establishment of a monument at Marianna. be indefinitely postponed, which was agreed to. The senate had several relief bills under consideration Friday, among them was one for John, Logan, sheriff of Polk county, ,v Mr. Singletary introduced a' bill Friday providing for search warrants to sheriffs and other officers to seize intoxicating tend, besides Harding, .were justices pf the supreme court, Vice President Coolidge, all cabinet members, except Daugher-ty, who was called to Ohio, last night by illness in his family, and committees from the senate and house." The funeral arrangements called for high requiem mass in St. Matthews church after ceremonies at the family home, and interment in Oak Hill cemetery. (ASSOCIATED TRSS) Jackson vilyl'la.r May 21. Deputy Chenif Lum Arnold offered a reward of $25, today, for the return of Shine, his trained pig, which for a year has been resisting him in ferreting out moonshine stills. The deputy would withhold food from his pig forty-eight hours, put him in an automobile and set out for the suspected locality. The pig, almost starved, recognized tlie odor of mash from afar, and would head directly for the still, and all the deputy had to do was to follow and take charge. Shine has been missing several days, and blockaders are suspected of stealing him. SPEAKER GIVES A SMOKER TONIGHT Speaker Jennings, will give. a smoker at the Elks' club tonight and hoped that every member of the house and all the male members of the attaches of the house would be present." In extending the invitation he assured them that there would be no one in the chair to restrict their merriment and the latter would be unrestricted. liquors. , The senate on Friday adopted House Concurrent Resolution No. 13, by Mr. Griffin, of Orange, relating to the wild life of. the state. Also they adopted House Concurrent Resolution No 15, by Mr. La'dd, of Monroe, relating to a highway connecting Key West with the mainland of. the-state. ,-' ': The house spent most of its Friday session on the "special cr- i der which had been set for con sideration. This was Senate Bill No. 294 relating to the fees of the various county officials. A , number of amendments were at tached during the day.

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