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L.i l -1 ' ?TS7T7nr IT A Trimr A txtttk TTtx tttm ttttv toi nrvrT EGEAM aliflft, A H J , A J hY HJ U H T Published in the Best Town in the Best Part of the Best State. LAKELAND, FLORIDA, SATURDAY, NOV. 4, 1911. NO. 4 -. i-rrrnrn iktdv nunc v ;wjvss uwiiwi ;r rectory Will Be .... -.' 7,CI II Y I IIIKa VHW1 UlUd. l-'..n.:: la Institution which Lakeland ritly nssds snd which the Tde- !'' to announce Is to be t !IUul' kl, is an up-to-date j? .Aotorjr 'which will be in op- T "ilstf In i time to take care of this .yB promoters of this excellent en ' ;r Mewrs. R. 1". and F. S. i Jjl)STr: ; who propose to at once ;t Tseaceuwie erection oi adequate X .Ulnf! Which they win equip with t II UtMusana most improved ma- !,iftfy R. F. Lineberger now ""fc-iit ill ths Nsrth arranging for the f 'MBt Of the" same. ,tCtor Will be located on the ,ft ''rtyvrfcerit'ly purchased by the ?l,.3tr near LAKe Hunter, wnicn . mmTT m9 iyn iwi wit: , i J untiuu UJ 'Sdwafd Green. It will be com r4 MMAlata In nit la nutn !.t ut will have a capacity of lM: ry. A factory of n4 bbeen greatly needed for MOBPtlon of strawberries, ZM f Quarts of which go to Xf ltt. th fttlds every year after CJiiflUir ifclpp Ing season is over '1!?:at fruit will be converted 13 He ifllcacies and will find '.frV'niMt hnth hori" and in tStiriVP?' In addition to JmViftUi liUiNklnds of vegetables rvlll put Including tomatoes, JiatrU(l haaaa, ptaa and okra. ? ' 4t' Is th i iBtoatlon of Messrs. fsmter M 'eacer to me nome iklnlng, however, we Hfttfa time will be not f 7 .'HiWhtn their plant will wJI M aoch proportions that Dt.auppiying an or isoutn I ;nuh towns. HAST ON THE BOX' E" 4t U an 'ottf, but true saying that t3 ,'tfe : world loves a lover," and KcmfMtle offering with a strong ltlc lote atory Is always a jtf splendid entertainment to i, .who visit the theatre. Such ,tri. VThe Man on the Box," ) Stri telfh starring, which will l'rsaeflt at the Opera House on i "ay; Nov.' II for one night. C' semes' of, the play are loot- T 'l;' Washington. The hero is a V V lOtttenaBt. lately reslened I tas United States Army, a dare llsd of a fellow and a practi- In ;, spirit of fun he tas position of a coachman, X'lj title of the play "The Man M trtk: v"The occupant of the 't hr is (ruth the young man's Uan,,St, .she is unaware of jsfttlty t llhe coachman. When "itts ,her" Irom the carriage he jrikr SVral times, which of Is xery mde of a coachman, it's the sUrting point of the ; Tats provMes the ground work hsBMrouS romance and judg- WhSt has been said of the Jlt Is one of the most enter i ai well aa amusing plays that ien' Stored to the public for tl. years. V Probably more than 4,adapeofh'. have read Mr. Sth's novel; and should be fa- with the text of the play, as Jaawtlst is said to have adher ety to the original plot. sale St Herron's store. .: , . y Clark, advance agent of the 3. Sparka' f World Famous Was in the city this morning ( arraafiments tor the coming jet atsregation which will FXakalaad on Wednesday, i If til. v This is one of the aoaaat now on the road and kaadsoately patronited. BOARD OF TRADE MEETS NEXT MONDAY NIGHT The regular meeting of the Board of Trade will be held on Monday eve ning. Nov. 6th. at 7:30 p. m., at the Herron Theater. The public is invited to be present and hear the lecture on Sewerage by Prof. C. F. Rayuion. Mr. L. B. Wilson left today for Fort I'ierce, but stated that he ex pected to visit Lakeland about once each month. He will have the Lakeland Evening Telegram follow him to his Fort Tierce home. Honor Roll and Other News of Lakeland School The lii:;h school pupils, Mil in num lii'r, held a declamation cnntut Fri day evening. November od, for the honor of representing Lakeland High hIiou! in the State Declamation Contest to be held in Jacksonville, December I'ltth. One hoy and one girl from each High school in th State may enter this contest for the Florida Educational Association Me dais, one to each sex. Carl Kern, with Lloyd I looks up alternate, was awarded the honor of representing the boys iu the Lake land High School . Miss iiculah Hooks, with MI.sb Sue ( loud, as alternate, will represent the girls. It is sincerely hoped by the whole school that its representatives will set to work earnestly and bring both of the medals to Lakeland. Honor Roll for the week ending October 27th. This includes those perfect in attendance and deport ment woo have made no mark below 90 per cent. GRADE XII. Miriam Ross. GRADE X. Lloyd Hooks. - GRADE VIII. Leon Jackson. GRADE Vil li. Annie Jones. Mary Sue McRae. j Gladys Turner. .1. C. McLcndon. Florence Zimmerman. GRADE V-A. Roy Mitchell. Mabel Mat bias. Royal Huchingsou. Marguerite Cloud. Don Voris. GRADE V-B. I). H. Sloan, liouise Pantley. GRADE IV-A. Annie Waring. Essie Gordon. Florrie Sloan. Shelley Gordon. Mildred Klausmeir. GRADE IV-IJ. Robert Barlow. Elmer Damon. Leonard Williams. Thelma Mann. Blantie Ratlin. GRADE HI-A. Helen Holbrook. VelHa Faucher. Ruby Bedenbsugh. Leon Fisher. Knox McRae. GRADE III-B. Helen Morse. Ferrell St. John. Sarah Funk. Tyler Jackson. Helen Woods. Next week will be published the names of the five pupils of each grade making the highest averages in their grades for the first quarter of the school. (The foregoing embraces the Hon Roll so far as handed in by the teachers. It is hoped that those whose grades do not appear, will see that their classes are represented In the future. Ed.) WILL PETITION TOR DIS TRICT BOJDIJQ ELECTION Lakeland and Auburndale Will Join forces to Secure Permanent Good Roads. For some time ever since the de feat of the late county bonding prop osition there has been a movement, ijuiet but insistent, on foot, to .se cure tor this nee lion the beiieliis oi pood highways. Tne sentiment iu Lakeland and the country surround ing is very strong iu favor of good 1 roads, und the vote on the late bond propobiiiou was no index to the Kcuti nient oi Hie people in this respect. In fact, many til those who op posed that proposition are enthusias tic' over the plan which Is now pre sented. This plan was worked up by some ficiitlcmcu of Lakeland, who held several conferences with citizens of Auburndale. and worked out the idea to deliuite details, as specified below. When the mutter was thus gotten into shape they turned It over to the Lakeland Board of Trade, which held a special meeting to con sider the proposition, at Herron's Theatre last Monday evening. The meeting was turned into a citizens' meeting, In order that a number of yeiitlenieii present who were not members of tie Board might partici pate in the discussion. The meeting wan very harmonious, and the sentiment in favor of the I proposition was unanimous. It was explained that the bond proceeds were to be used to construct the eighteen miles of brM' hlghwny, as specified below, and the district's proportion of the county road funds he used in building laterals to con nect with this main artery. It is figured that in tin; course of a few years, with the cost of repairs on the road built being practically clim ated, owing to their permanent na ture, there will be a system of brick toads throughout the territory com prising the district that will make It ahead of anything in the State in this respect. There is a Florida law which pro vides that the people of any specified territory may have an election called for the purpose of forming same Into a special road district on petition to the County Commissioners of a ma jority of the qualified voters and freeholders residing In the territory speciiied. At the meeting of the cit izens and the Board of Trade, It was decided to 'formulate such a petition, get the necessary signers and pre sent it to the County Commissioners at their meeting next Monday. More than the necessary number of slgn- ers have already been secured, and! the petition will therefore be laid before the Commissioners for action at Monday's meeting. We )glve herewith a copy of the petition which clearly outlines The Proposition. To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners of Polk County, Florida: The undersigned registered voters and freeholders, residing in the fol lowing described territory of Polk County. Florida, to-wit: Township Twenty-eight (28) of Range Twenty three (231; Township Twenty-eight (28) of Range Twenty-four (24); Township Twenty-eight (28) of Range Twenty-five (25), except Sec tions Twenty-five (25) to Thirty-six (36) inclusive; and Section Twenty- five (25) to Thirty-six (36) inclu sive to Township Twenty-seven ( 27) of Range .Twenty-five (25) .desiring to have the said described territory constituted Into a Special Road and Bridge District under Chapter 6208 j of the Laws of Florida, and to li.ivo constructed therein permanent roads und bridges, respectfully petition Jour Honorable body to proceed un der tho Law aforesaid to cause the baid described territory to be con Viiiuted into u Special Road u u.l I'ridse District. ,' Your petitioners desire und re- LVj.ci Uuliy request of your I loan: a- Iwly that a permanent road be t (HistiiieK.il ihioiigii the said pro posed district, beginning at tho liills ijorouj.Ii county Hut and to extend In an easterly direc t ion along or near the Atlantic Coast Line Rail road, the most practical route;, to the rily of Lakeland; then to the cast side of the said city us near as pra. tical through the center; then east erly aloiiit the present Lakeland Auburndale road between Lai;.' Boiuy and Lake Parker to the Com- bie railroad crossing; then across th Hiiid railroad to tile North side tlier of; I Ion following the Combic road through the Combic settlement east erly to the town of Auburndale; then along the Atlantic Const Lino Rail load to the eastern boundary of th i-aiil proposed district in the direc tion of Fargo; the right-of-way of k;i'(' n,:l1' 10 '"' 1101 '('SR l'lan t'1'1' ty feet wide; the grade to be of cHI dent width to allow the passing of chicles; and not less than righ ' t of the width of the said grad to be paved with vitrified brick, with cement or stone curbing; and such bridges as may be found necessary along said road to be twenty fee wide, and as far as practical of con crete arch construction. The estl mated cost, of the construction of the proposed road mid bridges Is Two Hundred Twenty-five Thousand Dol lars ($225,OOU.UO), to be paid by the issuance of sale of bonds. Your petitioners desire that the said bonds bear not more than per cent per annum interest payable semi-annually and be sold for not less than ninety-three per cent i'J'i per cent! of their par value, and that they be issued to mature serial ly in from eighteen to forty years from date that Is to say, Five Thou sand Dollars ($.j,000,) of the said bonds to mature and be retired eighteen years from date, and Ten Thousand Dollars ($10, 000. 00) of said bonds to mature and be retire" each year thereafter until the whole amount is paid. WHISKEY GETS ANOTHER ONE AT PLANT CITY Plant City, Nov. 3. (Special) John Aiken, a man little known here, died at 11 o'clock tonight as the result of a severe blow admlnls tcred earlier iu the evening. He had been hit In the back of the head Apparently a blunt instrument was employed in the attack. Aiken was found at the rear of the c. M. Sparkman saloon at 8 p. m Three hours later he died. He was unconscious when found and never regained consciousness; therefore was unable to throw any light on who assaulted him. He was attend ed by Drs. Youngs Alsobrook and Knight. There is no clue to the identity of his assailant and apparently no mo tive for the crime. Aiken smelled strongly of liquor when found. He was about forty years old and been in Plant City two days. had ST. AUGUSTINE SELECTED BY METHODISTS FOR CHAUTAUQUA Jacksonville, Nov. ;!. St. Augus tine, Fla.. was today selected by the committee from the Florida Metho dist Conference to be the headquar ters for the summer chautauqua and assembly of the Florida Methodist Conference. The buildings, which will amount in value to nearly $100,- 000, will be erected on Anastasia Is land on property donated to the conference. At a meeting next month a board ol trustees will be appointed to promote the project. First Lycemn Number Next Wednesday Eve. Tile Nell Bunnell Concert Com pany will appear in this city next Wednesday evening at the Herron ineaire, mis m-nig tne nisi oi a series of entertainments to be pro seiited here by the Lyceum system. The company is composed of three charming young ai lists, who present an ciitciiaiiiiiient of great variety yet classic enough to delight the en tire musical, as well as popular audi ences. The entertainments given by this company will consist of vocal and insiriinieuiai trios, duets, piano und vocal solos, readings and child Impersonations, as well as the es pecially arranged songs with tic Hon, which are always popular. Miss Frances Riggins and Miss Vesta Ohlinger are selling tickets for this entertainment and thus Indies should be seen at once In or der to secure desirable seats. MISTRIAL RESULT IN NOTED McREE CASE. Opelousas, l,a., Nov. S. A nils trial was recorded iu the proceed ings against Jklrs. Zee Ruugc, McRee, charged with tho murder of Allan Garland in her homo September 21, when the jury, after having deliber ated on the case from 12 to 10 p. in. yesterday reported at !) a. in. today that there was no possibility of agreeing on a verdict. Eight of the jury favored a verdict of man slaughter and four were for acquit tal. Immediately after the jury's re port was niiccle known the prosecu tion asked thiit the case be set for a rehearing next Monday but Judge Peavy an noil in cd that, this would be impossible. T. II. Lewis, counsel for Mrs. Mc Ree, stated tin- defense would not op pose an early trial. On the first ballot of the delibera tion of the jcry according to Fore man Hidalgo, there was one vote for murder In the first degree, three for acquittal and eight for manslaughter. On the next and each succeeding bal-'tho lot the juror who had favored mur der In the first degree voted for man slaughter, and the one who had voted for manslaughter changed for ac quittal. Mr. F. T. Graham, the popular traveling representative of South Florida's splendid daily, The Tampa Tribune, was In the city yesterday iu the interest of that publication. Mr. Graham was formerly traveling rep resentative of the Times-Union, and his wide experience in this line ren ders him a most valuable and able representative. The first and second issues of The Lakeland Evening Telegram have been received at this office. M. F. Hetherington is editor and A. J. Hol worthy business manager. As might have been expected. The Telegram is a daily well worthy the name. Six columns, eight pages and full to the brim with excellent reading matter. Success to you gentlemen. Ft. My ers Press. APPEAL IN fiSH CASE. Trial of Lakeland Boys Charged With Illegal fishing. Evening Telegram Bureau, Bar tow, Nov. 4. -During the August term uf the county court, J. V. and Archie McLeod and the nesrro. Char ley Gilmore, were convicted on the charge of seining In Lake Hancock. D. A. DeVatic, of Tampa, represent ed the defendants at the trial of the ease, and after conviction ami judir- nient, he annealed the case to the 'In nit Court. Judge Whitney has ju.-.t handed down (he opinion in the ase reversing the judgment of the cuinty court on the ground of nu erroneous instruction by County Judge Preston, and sending the case hack for a not lier trial. Evening Telegram Bureau. Bar tow, Nov. L - Yesterday. Friday, was a light day for the court. Three cases of minor Importance were dis posed of and the Jury in the Melvlna Brown case returned a verdict. The three cases tried were tho State vs. Richard Ware, colored, charged with having carnal Inter course with an unmarried female un der the age of 18 years. He was found guilty und sentenced to a term of five years iu state prison. The State was represented by Judge Bos well and the defense by R. B. Huff sker. The second case was State vs. Robert Martin, colored, charged with breaking and entering. lie was also found guilty und sentenced to a term of I'.' months In the county jail. The third case was State vs. Richard Brown, colored, charged with breaking und entering, ell was rep resented by R. B. II ii (Taker and tho Slate by Judge Boswell. Verdict, not guilty. As told iu yesterday's paper the verdict in the Melvlna Brown case was murder in the second degree, and the punishment for this degree of murder Is imprisonment In the State prison for life. Judge Whit ney has not passed sentence in any of the above named cases. DIDN'T GET AS COLD AS WAS EXPECTED Allan la, Ga., Nov. 3. Frosts pre dicted for the South Atlantic and Gulf States for last night were pre vented in most sections by high winds, accord in if to reports received here from many points this morn ing. While the v.catin r was the coldest of the season, ii is i ot believed that ,.rops Bllfft.re, any material dam- age. Charlotte, N. C. reported a mild frost with but little consequent damage in vegetation. The lowest teniperatcres recorded ranged from 2!) degrees above zero at Charlotte to .12 above at Jacksonville, Fla. A range of from 1i to 40 degrees amove was recorded in Mississippi and ljui i..r :i. A sixty-mile wind is blow.ng along the Florida coast, according to re ports received from St. Augustine and West Palm Beach, but with lit tle damage yet on land or water. NEW ROUTE AGENT FOR SOUTHERN EXPRESS COMPANY Fred Taft, of Jacksonville, has been appointed Route Agent of the Southern Express Company with headquarters in this city. This is the position formerly held by Mr. H. T. Welch and later by J. H. Barrett. The latter left this morning for At lanta where he goes to take the po sition of Secretary of the Mechanical ft Manufacturers' Club.