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HE LAKELAND EVENING TE EGRAM Published in the Best Town in the Best Part of the Best State. tcvi LAKELAND, FLORIDA, MONDAY, NOV. 6, 1911. NO. 5 5 ,t ririiriiriiT e- :Z.i Kleted Its La- V ;ts giiurray and vf 'Corned. x urauq jury maae us nnai re- . 5ft -aid presentment on Saturday s' g;4rO N. '-4, and was discharged tf. tieoort with thanks and warm MSrradBtlOB for labors well per- fCM.' Jadfe Whitney took oc- In ht final remarks to the &Gxud Jorjr to strongly approve or 'tho roeommendatlon looking; to the WWWIIIIIMnTll v a v i . .11 , uu , v uuu of Record to this county, "it is im- fMfttMe," wtd Judge Whitney, "for tu court to keep up with the cir cuit .Court work In this county with immense amount of business eemtng before the court for atten- 'Us. ;l have been spending from H:to ten hours a day in your Crt Worn, presiding over your court ! ai expediting the trial of rases as jntWh-as possible, and have been i vWking erery night until eleven io'l3Ck and sometimes until two, and hftt i shall have to leave this county Wia large number of criminal CC untried and civil and chancery fatSUerf undisposed of, ami there jftftjl earaestljr second your reeom- jttCiifcttott, for the establishment of l inialnal court of record for this :zzX' lYmitment of the Grand l0stT& Term of A. D. 1911. 'TrVtb grand Jury called and em rfijl for the Fall Term of the Jttit .Cort;of the Tenth Judicial ;?KiilB :nd for Polk county, ; Yt '' having completed our la ' trV?rtU session by a thorough in ! jj '2&k Of matters coming bc : r ;TawW, It the close of our ses- ttV-iake thte our general pre- JKStiihtt: ; i'7 have examined the county jail aal tad same In fairly good condi- We recommend that the county ttssloners appoint a suitable Han, In each voting precinct to pur public highways open and Hrsbta.'. ftf endorse the effort made by our 1 .' - a . 11 commissioners in me equa.i- Ik ttlsa of taxes and recommend that Cy look further Into the matter. Kftril recommend that the county fflniatlonerB employ a detective to WsXlfc titer the sale of intoxicating jfcfcix, WO see same l the cause sill cost at the crime committed. Kk TTe recommend to the several iaaeao of the Peace to bind wlt Uissass 1m each ease to appear as pre- Jtrtd II SUtutes for same. TT Cnd the number or criminal nflelng Inour county which p Within the Jurisdiction or tne r a Court SO great as to render TSi fii!ble tot those accused to be Ut: Ve) speedy trial, and we most fflf'jfjcommond that this condl t1) Clkh W look upon as Incident C growth of population and bus at cf tko county, be provided for All i.Ci SUbllshment of a Criminal gr:r?'ofocord for Polk county as Sr:"c can- be done. And it is our fflla aat In this way the labors 3( CV Grand Jury can be lessened. S r 3 tpoedUy cleared ana tne ne wklen mv exists for keeping f f-iW of witnesses in at- s " ;iipon court for long terms i great measure be obviated. 7 work of trying these cases i'iaM It l less cost and in- SlH; 'iaco to our people, and at 3Pj time more fully observe .t r lw y P"" tzfnl to the accused. 3W doslrs to express our , U Judge F. A. WTiitney for a extended us. also to States V J. B. Clagletary for his courteous attention and valuable as sistance rendered our body, W. T. Denham, foreman; Harry Heim, clerk; B. T. Heap, C. G. Fletcher. J. D. Moore, W. R. Clax ton, J. E. McOraw, Phillip Hicks, r. C. Greshani. R. E. Gandy. W. R. Hutchinson. W. 11. C'hestnutt. J. C. Farrell, L. Glover, V. J. Davis, Har ley Morse, G. W. Anderson, James Dossey. CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNS TO MEET TOMORROW EVENING The City Council, which was to have met last Wednesday evening and which adjourned to meet Sat urday evening on account of the lack of a quorum, met Saturday evening and adjourned until tomorrow (Tues day) evening, owing to the fact that there was not a sufficient number present to constitute a quorum. Pro viding that a quorum Is raised to morrow evening, the regular month ly meeting will be held, at which time bills will be paid and all mat ters of Interest and importance dis patched. Disgraceful Act of Vandalism At Lakeland School. Sometime between Friday evening and this moruing vandals entered the room of Miss Cora Griffin at the Lakeland school and maliciously de stroyed everything they could place their hands on, the school room this morning presenting almost a com plete wreck. All paraphernalia which Miss Gilt (In had accumulated since coming to Lakeland was entirely destroyed, the floor being strewn with the wreckage; chairs and tables had been overturned, and everything was in great disorder generally. Several handsome vases worth sever al dollars each, were thrown on the 'floor and broken, in fact, everything that could be destroyed was given due attention by the marauders. Damage to the room is estimated at between $75.00 and $100.00. Officers are at work on the case, but as yet no clue has been ascer tained as to the identity of the vandals. It is thought that the damage was done last night about 10 o'clock, as Mr. D. A. Mcltae, who lives near the school building, stat ed this morning that he had heard a commotion in that vicinity last night just before retiring but not thinking that Lakeland possessed such maliciously Inclined Individ uals, he thought nothing of the dis turbance. It Is thought that en trance to the room was gained by a rear door, which had evidently been left unlocked. DAUGHTERS TO CONVENE AT RICHMOND TOMORROW Richmond, Va., Nov. 6. With over "00 delegates in attendance the Eighteenth annual Convention of the United DaughHrs of the Confeder acy, will open here Tuesday evening. Representatives will be sent from 32 states of th- I'nion and the National Convention promises to be the most enthusiastic gathering of women of the Southland ever yet held. The convention will be formally opened Tuesday night at the Acad emy of Music, with addresses of wel come by Governor Mann, of Virginia, Mayor D. C. Richardson, of Rich mond, and high officials of the Vir ginia division of the Daughters. Mrs. V. A. Faulkner McSherrjr. President-General of the Daughters, will respond to the addresses. Delegates will consider the ques tion of erecting a home for the Confederate women and appoint a permanent relief committee. Bien nial election of the president-general will take place at the last business meeting, the minor officers being elected next year. PETITION FOR BOND ELECTION PRESENTED TO COUNTY COM MISSIONERS BY ATTORNEY BLANTON TODAY. Today Attorney J. K. Dlanton, of the firm of Rodgers & Wanton, pre sented to the County Commissioners the petition published in Saturday's issue of this paper, asking that an election be called within a certain special road district, including the Lakeland district and some territory In the Auburndale section, us speci lied in said petition; said election to be on the question of bonding the district thus described for $225,000 for the purpose of building eighteen miles of vitrified brick highway. The Commissioners accepted the, petition, but it will, as is customary in such cases, have to lie over until the next regular monthly meeting before any dellniiitc action is taken At the end of that time, If there Is no satisfactory reason for doing oth erwise, an election will be called. to be held after the necessary adver tisemeiit has been published for thirty days. The Commissioners informally dis cussed the proposition but there was no objection to it, and it is very probable that if investigation Rhows the petition to have the required number of signers, and is In other respects regular, that it will be act ed upon favorably. PLANT CITY KILLING STILL A MYSTERY In Saturday's Issue of The Tele cram we gave an account of the killing at Plant City of John Aiken. It is rumored that he at one time lived in Lakeland, but this we have been unable to verify. The latest particulars in regard to the case are in this morning's Tampa Tribune, which we produce: Who killed John Aiken at Plant City Is today as much a mystery ns It was last Friday at 8 p. m., when the man was found unconscious at the back of the C. M. Sparkman sa loon In Plant City. Three hours later, never regaining conscious ness, he died. Three physicians were unable to do anything for him. Then it was apparent that he had been hit in the back of the head with a blunt instrument. There Is no Justice of the peace at Plant City, so Justice T. L. James, of Tampa, was summoned, lie impaneled a coroner's jury, but this jury, with Representative R. R. Tomlin, of the Florida Legislature as its foreman knew no more at the end of the in quest than was known before the jury was Impaneled. Two white men were arrested In order to assure them giving evidence. ,or 24. Those who have been for ma their testimony was worth ;tunate enough to hear this band more than that of any one else. The'j,ave arca(iy wni their applica Jnry brought in a verdict that t(on for ij(.kets am niaDy others "Aiken came to his death from a iiave f,, added to the list, blow delivered from a blunt instru-j signor Creatore, as usual, has ment held by some one unknown tojjM.cn holding large audiences under the jury." j his wonderful spell cn route to Officers continue hunting for a Lakeland. From the reports re clu but thus far no success has a- -ived at times his audiences are all tended their efforts. Aiken was for ty years-old and is only known to have had two relatives. These are two nephews, one, Luther Aiken, resident of Tampa, snd the other said to be employed at Bradley Junction, ten miles from Plant City, on the Charlotte Harbor c Northern Railroad. Arcadia will ship some 250.000 boxes of oranges and grapefruit this season from the six packing houses in operation now. Oranges in this section ripen earlier than those in more northern latitudes conse quently the packing and shipping season is now fully open. Arcadia Champion. CITY ELECTION TOMORROW H. D. BASSETT AND S. L. A. CL0NTS WILL TRY STRENGTH AT THE CITY POLLS. Tomorrow a second primary for Mayor of the City of Lakeland will be held, no candidate having re ceived a majority of aii the votes cast in the first primary last Tues day. The election for Councilmeu r" sulted iu a decisive vote, and there will, therefore, be no second primary for these officials. , Mr. S. L. A. Clouts and Mr. II. I). liassett were the two "high" men in the lirst primary, and they are, therefore, the only contestants in to morrow' race. They are both nonu- liir gentlemen, either of whom would make a good Mayor, and the race promises to be exceedingly close. Much Interest is being manifested by the respective friends of the two candidates, though no mud-slinging has been indulged in, and no hard feeling engendered. The polling place will be at the City Hull. BIG IMPROVEMENT FOR LAKE MIRROR WATER FRONT A realty deal, which augurs well for the further beaut iflcation of one of the most desirable residence sec tions of the city, was consummated a day or two ago when the Sessoms property, located at the foot of I-em-on street and bordering on Lake Mir ror, was purchased by the realty firm of John P. Cox and G. K. Col man, the latter of Auburndale. This property, which consists of a small grove, will be cut up into u sub-division und lots will be placed on the market at once. The new owners contemplate mak ing a number of marked improve ments in this property, which when completed will be the first attempt ever made to beautify Lake Mirror's waterfront. They will build a pav ed driveway along the lake front, this being a continuation of Lemon street, build a sea wall, and in oth er ways make of this a very attrac tive and desirable place of residence. When these improvements are un der way we feel sure that it will only be a short time before lake Mirror will have a paved driveway entirely around It. CREATORE'S FAMOUS BAND COMING TO LAKELAND The treat of the season, as far as musical attractions are concerned, will be C restore and his baud tf fifty musicians which will appear at the Herron Theatre here on Novem- but moved to tears, roused by the tender sympathetic strains, while at other times they seem ready to stand on their feet and shout to relieve the pent up something produced by the thrills from the wonderful crescen dos which peal from his band. During one of the band's long so journs in New York the "Herald" gave the following as part of a very lengthy notice: "Seldom has such enthusiasm been seen in a New York theatre. After the sextette from "Lucia," the applause was deafening and the people climbed upon their chairs to cheer. The "Tannhauser" overture and several other numbers evoked equally exuberant signs of approval." CONTRACT FOR BASSETT BUILDING SOON TO BE LET. Editor Evening Telegram: Noticing the item in a late issue of The Lakeland Evening Telegram which reads that the II. D. Hassett building has been let already to con tractors, this statement was prema ture. The plans for this building are at this time under construction in my offices and will not be finished for period of two or three weeks, and at that time they will be out for bids to all reputable local contrac tors. (il'Y PLATT JOHNSON. Architect. The San fold Herald by a publica tion of statistics shows that celery is no longer king in the rich lands surrounding that prosperous little clt.y The best results last season came from several other crops than celery. Lecture on Sewerage at Theater Tonight. Mr. C. F. Raymond. Sanitary En gineer of Hartford, Conn., will ad dress the (Illens of Lakeland to night at 7:::n o'clock at the llerrou Theatre on the subject of sewerage. a matter in which every public-spirited citizen is Interested. Mr. Raymond has spent years In this work and will be able to con vey to his hearers some splendid ideas on this subject. Lakeland U progressing in many lines and there Is no Improvement she needs more than a good sewerage system. How to get this system and what kind to put in, will be threshed out thoroughly in Mr. Raymond's ad dress this evening, and it Is hoped he will be greeted by a large audience. Washington. Nov. fi. The weath er llureau has the following report on weather conditions In the I'nited Stales, which shows that another cold wave will have the country in Its grip within the next few days. In the (Milled States the coming week will lie one of pronounced weather changes, disturbances that now cover 1 lie lioeiiv Mountains and llritisli I Vliiinliia will advance slow ly eastward ih.iI In? preceded by un settled weailier, local rains and mild temperatures. I he first half of the week in the .Middle West and the Southern ai d Eastern States. Rains nie alM probable Monday and Tuesday ii the north Pacific States. "Following these disturbances the pressure will rise rapidly and decid edly colder weather will overspread the Northwestern States Tuesday and Wednesday and advance east ward over the Middle West Wednes day and Thursday, and the Eastern Slates the latter part of the week. It is probable that this cold change will be attended by snows iu the Northern States." RETURNED FROM THEIR SUMMER OUTING Mr. '. tl. Memminger went up to New York a few days ago for tin purpose of accompanying home Mrs. Memminger and Miss Christine Mem minger who have been in that and other Eastern cities for the p. mouth. Prior to that time thy spent altoiit ihree months most pleasantly in Asheville and other re sorts in the mountains of North Carolina, Mr. Memminger being fre quently with them, as his business Interests would allow. They had a pleasant summer, and not the least pleasant feature of their trip was their return to their beautiful home here, one of the most elegant in Florida. HALE CASE JN TRIAL Jury Secured Saturday and Case Being Con sidered Today. The jury in the Hen Hale case was completed today, the two additional Jurymen having been secured. The completed list is as follows: Henry Tandy, R. H. pceples, U. H. Gray. M. . Merritt. .1. K. Futch. Jesse Stevens, T. E. Hays, S. P. Parker. J. A. Hicks Malleol i.- I ..f k'nti,. ... ,,a lcenl, A. O. (Sraddy. and Mann Raul- erson. Testimony in this case is being laken at the hour of going to press. The following indictments have turned by the grand jury the last few days of Its been r ilu ring labors: State vs. Samuel unlawuflly taking vehicle of another. N. Powell, and using for the Frank Jones, ussuult with Intent to commit murder of Julian Wil liams. John Taylor, assault with intent to murder one John Reed. There were several other Indict ments returned which we are not at liberty to give on nccount of the fact that the ones indicted have not yet been apprehennded. A few per sons in jail and a few out on bond were not indicted because of the in ability of the sheriff to get witnesses. The court spent all of Saturday in trying to get a Jury iu the lien Hale case, and at the close of the day ten men had been accepted on the Jury by both sides. These men will be required to stay here togetl' er under an officer. in selecting the Jury, most of the regular and special venire for this week were challenged for cause, and 011 Saturday afternoon a second spe cial venire was summoned and ex hausted. Most of the jurors on the special venire for the week were from Lakeland and vicinity, and on that account had heard all about the case, and having formed an opin ion, were challenged and excused for canst?. 1 lien, too, quite a few ex pressed themselves as opposed to capital punishment upon citciuu slant ial evidence, and for that rea son Were excused. This cam? will be very hard fought. Hayton & Dayton, of Dade City, rep resent the defendant, and it appears from their questions addressed to jurors that they will rely on the plea of Insanity, and if they can keep out Dales confession, on the slight circumstantial evidence connecting Hale with the crime. The Stat-? will be rcj iesetitcd by State Attor ney Sinzletary, assisted by Judge Boswcll. The following men liaxe been drawn to serve on tin regular venire for the third week of court: Will Kinney. J. P. t'omltee, W. S. Clark. John Dishop. lientley Lautz, E. G. Gardner. Harvey N. Powell, Hamp ton II rrtm-r. W. P. Daugherty, T. A Goode. L. Morrison, A. H. Sloan, J. P. Tost line, A. B. Godwin, r. E. M- Mullen. J. W. Willis. D. L. Merck, and M. A. Dossey. A GOOD PROMOTER CANT ALWAYS IMPRESS A VOTER Col. T. J. L. Brown, the great fair promoter of Tampa, has announced that he will be in the race for con gressman at large. He is a well known man and may gain strength, but a man may be a fair promoter and still not take so well with the people when it comes to an import ant office like a congressman. Port Myers Press.