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HE LAKELAND EVENING TELEGRAM
Published in the Best Town in the Best Part of the Best State.
LAKELAND, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1911
N0.7
IW IN
RST DEGREE
finds Ben Hale
y, kit Recom
znds Mercy.
g Telegram Bureau,
Bartow, Fla., Nov. 8.
ments in the Ben Hale
nished at three o'clock,
nished his charge at 3:20
ame the Jury retired to
At five o'clock the jury
o me court room ior aa-
tructions. About seven
Jury returned a verdict
murder in the first de-
recommendation to the
lie court. This means a
for Ben Hale.
let of the Jury If con-
'vlctory for his lawyers,
yton. They made a
light for their client's
y have not yet given up
ing a lighter verdict for
understand that they
l, motion for a new trial
ad, in case it is denied,
Jthe case to the Supreme
rlda.
ents by 0. L. Dayton,
ell, and State Attorney
this caBe, but Senator
le long and eloquently
'at. He spoke for about
)tness disposed of by the
May was as follows
nor, colored, indictment
with Intent to commit
y of guilty of aggravat
1 12 months In the coun-
les, colored, assault with
iurder, was tried and
I; sentenced to five years
ion.
jLKELAND OIBL
.1CIATE AT UNVEILING
Jsther Carlotta, State
1 the U. D. C, has the
I say of a former Lake
Jie adopted daughter of
V whom she has appoint-
r the children nf the
it the Unveiling of the
ment in February.
Parramore, sponsor for
Division, Children of the
i Is the great grand
general Finnegan, whose
Jrer linked with that of
In the glorious record of
rigade, and who was
i-chlef in the battle of
Parramore Is a charm-
Jrl of 14 years. She will
inie Carter Lee Chapter,
9, of Tampa, although
many years resided In
4 has long been the
Third brigade, U. C.
h them to Little Rock
that capacity.
V for her malnd of hon
b from among the chil
'Confederacy of Florida,
I a descendant of loyal
Vderate soldiers, but
js Parramore is free to
ination, which will be
the State president and
UNDRY WAGON.
lnd Steam Laundry put
se new wagon this
jeh is a credit to this
Institution and to the
gon was built by F. B.
1 accounts for Its many
Ities.
PANAMA CANAL OPEN
FOR BUSINESS BY 1913
DEMOCRATIC
GOVERNORS
THREE WERE ELECTED YES
TERDAY, BUT REPUBS. GAIN
TWO STATE ASSEMBLES
New York. Xov. 7. All but two
members of the congressional com
mittee that went to the Isthmus of
Panama last month returned here
today. They , are all satisfied that
President Taffs prediction would be
fulfilled and the canal would be open
for business by 1913, at a cost of Elections were held yesterday in
1373,000,000. maiiy States and t.,Ueg rPsumng ln
The party included Senators Bran- the election of Democratic Govern
degee of Connecticut, chairman of rs in Massachusetts, Kentucky and
the inter-oceanic canals committee;' Mississippi. In Kentucky, espec
Brlstow of Kansas. Cummins, of: ially, a weeping victory was won by
Iowa, Tage of Vermont, and Over- t,0 Democrats, James D. MeCreary
man of Xorth Carolina and Rcpre- defeating Kdward O'ltear by a ma
fcentative Higglns of Connecticut. joiity (,f some HO.OOO. A Dcmo-
j i at ic' legislature was also elected
insuring mat uuie James will be n
1'nited States Senator from Ken
tucky. Foss, Democrat, was elected Gov
ernor of Massachusetts by a plur
ality of about S.000. Mississippi
elected a Democratic Governor and
State oilicers by a decisive majority.
Democrats were victorious in mu
nicipal elections held in Cleveland.
Cincinnati and Columbus.
The Democratic gains have great
ly encouraged party leaders, who arc
predicting success in the Presidential
election.
School Board Passes
Resolutions To Mem
ory of J.W.Cannon.
The Hoard of Public Instruction
held its regular monthly meeting
Monday. Only a few routine mat
ters were attended to, and adjourn
ment wus taken until today, Wed
nesday, November 8. Mr. .1. A. Cox,
of Lakeland, appeared and qualified
as a member of the board from the
Lakeland district, he having been
appointed by Governor Gilchrist to
fill out the unexpired term of Mr.
J. W, Cannon, deceased.
The following resolutions on the
death of Mr. J. V. Cannon were ad
opted: Inasmuch as our Heavenly
Father hath seen fit to call from our
midst our faithful and beloved co
worker, J. W. Cannon, we humbly
bow in submission to His divine
will, and do resolve,
First, That this Hoard has lost a
faithful and efficient member and
tho county a conscientious officer.
Second, That we tender to his
family our sincere sympathy and
commend them to the care and pro
tection of Him who has promised to
be a husband to the widow and a
father to the fatherless.
Third, That a copy of these reso
lutions be sent to the family of the
deceased and one to the Lakeland
News for publication.
New York, Nov. 8. Returns
from yesterday's elections over the
country show the election of Demo
cratic Governor for Kentucky, Mas
sachusetts and Mississippi. James
CLONTS CHOSEN
AS MAYOR
VOTE WAS VERY CLOSE, CLONTS
WINNING BY MAJORITY
OF EIGHT.
S. L. A. Clouts was elected Mayor
of the City of Lakeland yesterday by
a majority of only eight votes, the
officials vote being,
S. L. A. Clonts 130
It. D. Uassett 122
The vote was very close owing to
the popularity of both gentlemen,
either of whom would have made a
satisfactory official. It was a race
in which no one could foretell the
outcome, and while Mr. Bassett's
friends regret that he will not serve
the city in this position the coming
year, they will gladly lend their aid
to the fortunate candidate in his ef
forts to make this cliy a bigger and
better Lakeland.
Mr. Clonts Is one of Lakeland's
pioneer citizens has seen the town
grow from small proportions to the
thriving young city it now Is, and
feels that he understands the needs
of the (own and will therefore be
enabled to accomplish many things
for the city's grqwth and upbuilding
during the- next year.
Mr. Clonts Is an cx-Mayor of
Lakeland, having served the city in
this capacity Rome years ago, and
feels therefore that he "knows the
ropes."
Y
Associated Press Service
Starts Tomorrow
W. Y. CARTER URGES CITIZENS
TO MEET SPECIAL TRAIN
Permit me to urge the citizens
generally and especially the farm
ers a,nd truckers to turn out en
force, and meet the special train to
be run by the A. C. L. for the In
formation of our people.
This train will consist of six
cars, two devoted mainly to imple
ments, two to the exhibition of en- present Democratic majority of
larged photographs of farming oper-1 twenty-four in the State assembly to
The following despatch was received by the
& editor of the Evening Telegram today: y,
New York, Nov. 8th, 1911.
M. F. Hetherington, $
Evening Telegram, f,
Lakeland, Fla. $
Board of Directors of Associated Press has v'
elected you to membership. Am arranging to start
X service tomorrow:
y MELVILLE E. STONE, Gen. Mgr.
B. MeCreary was elected Governor
of Kentucky, and E. N.Foss.of Mas
sachusetts. New York State furnished one of
I the chief surprises, reversing the
START WORK TODAY
ON FINE CLUB HOUSE
atlons, one containing hogs of five
different breeds, and one showing
methods of packing and handling cit
dus fruits. The officers of the state
experiment farm will cooperate with
the railroad officials in this com
mendable work, and I have no doubt
that all who attend will be more
than repaid for going.
n tlnniilill..n mainrltv nf olfrhtaoll
The change removes the united
support which both branches of the
legislature heretofore have given
Governor Dix's policies. In New
York City, Tammany's control was
shaken but not overcome, Tammany
candidates in Manhattan and the
Bronx being elected while those In
A large force of workmen went
..... . . t .. , .i innt.inM.i,. .kid
morning where work was today be
gun on the handsome new Club
House which is to be erected at a
approximate cost of $2.',000 by W.
F. Ilallam Co.
An extended notice of this hand
some building was published in a
recent Issue of The Telegram.
The program as it now stands calls Brooklyn and Queens County were
for the following stops In Polk coun- defeated by fusion candidates,
ty: ' :
Nov. 20th, Winter Haven, 8:13 to
TY COBB. BASEBALL HERO,
TO GO ON STAGE
Atlanta, Nov. 7. (Special)
Shades of baseball glory, and sacred
memories of the big league diamond!
Ty Cobb is going to beceme an actor
man. He has si sued up a theatrical
engagement and is coining down to
Georgia as a campus hero in The
College Widow."
Manager Homer George ol the At
lanta Theater has received ii-ws that
the deul has been consummated.
A lie iibout an enemy is a lie .s
surely as a lie abeut a friend, but
many people dou't think so.
Herbert Lne Sent
To Convict Camp
for One Year.
Evening Telegram Bureau. Bar
low, Nov. S. Herbert Lane, the
white boy, who was tried lit the last
term of court for assault with in
tent to murder and which resulted
in a mistrial, plead guilty and was
given a I- mouths' sentence in the
county jail.
Young Lane, it will be remember
ed, formerly lived in Lakeland, aud
became Involved in a quarrel with
the Carters over the ownership of a
seine in Lake Gibson during
which Lane fired at Gib Carter, who
escaped however without injury.
U. D. C. CONVENTION
AT RICHMOND.
Itichmond, Va., Nov. 7. Hun
dreds of delegates to the national
convention of the United Daughter
of the Confederacy, which opens to
night, poured into the old capit;..
today.
The race for the presidency-general
assumed intense activity. Mrs.
Virginia Faulkner McSherry is to
retire and so far four candidates
have openly entered the race, Mrs.
Alexander H. White, of Paris, Tenn.;
Mrs. .lames Britton Gnatt, of Jeffer
son City; Mo.; Mrs. .1. C. Hallibur
ton, of Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs.
Livingston Uowe Schuyler, of New
York.
An element vf discord has been
injected into the ia"e because of the
fact that Mrs, Schuyler resides in
New York, a Mate outside the old
Confederacy. Her friends insist
that such i vie a- is as narrow as it
is unchnrltalil:' and point to the fact
that New Vnrk lias today r75,000
people who bail from the South
twice as large a southern population
as any .Southern city. The New
York chapter they state, is among
the largest and most influential in
the organization. Mrs. Schuyler is
a native of Florida.
MILES OF
FINE ROAD
Built Through
Lands of Florida-Lakeland
Homes Co.
SLEEPING CAR SERVICE
JACKSONVILLE TO BOCA GRANDE
NO QUORUM AGAIN;
COUNCIL ADJOURNS
TO FRIDAY NIGHT
10:30 a. m.
Nov. 20th, Bartow, II a. m. to
2:30 p. m.
Nov. 20th, Ft. Meade. 3 to 5 p. m.
Nov. 2 2d. Lakeland, 3 to Z p. m.
Yours respt.
W. Y. CARTER,
Agent for Polk county.
Lakeland. Florida.
COUNTIES TO GET SI. PER
PUPIL IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
At the Herron.
The Man on the Box," Harold
McGrath's clever novel with Burt
Leigh in the title role will be pre
sented at the Herron Theatre Sat
nray evening.
State Superintendent of Public In
Owing to the fact that several
members of the City Council have
been out of the city for the past ten
days on a hunting trip and have not
yet returned, the City Council, which
struction W. M. Holloway has an-jmet aa,n ,a8t nl8nt- " fr
nounced the amount of funds arising
from the one mill tax to be distrib
uted among the counties. Of this
$104,039, Polk gets $3,912. Hills
borough receives $8,258, which is
the largest amount, and Franklin
comes In for $596, which Is the
smallest amount paid to any county.
Duval stands second to Hillsbor
ough with $6,993. There is a bal
ance of $123.82 not appropriated.
adjourn until Friday night when it
is hoped ail will be on hand In or
der that the city's business may be
given due attention.
With our Associated Press service,
which starts tomorrow. The Eve
ning Telegram will be just like the
town in which it is published un
surpassed in its class in the entire
country.
The new Pullman or throufcli
service from Jacksonville to Boca
Grande was inaugurated on Novem
ber 2. The occasion was celebrated
by a number of Arcadia's promi
nent citizens as well as high ofllcialsl
of the two railroads interested. The
invited guests from here report a!
splendid day at Boca Grande, a fine!
spread at the Boca Grande Hotel
and a most enjoyable time. Divis
ion Passenger Agent Kirkland, of
Tampa and J. C. Burrows, superin
tendent of the Pullman Company at
Jacksonville attended. The daily
sleeper is scheduled to leave Jack
sonville at 9:30 p. m., and arrive at
Boca Grande the next day at 1:13
p. m.
Florida oranges are best because
they are Julcest, containing from 40
to 60 per cent more Juice than Cali
fornia navels.
Practical demonstration of tho
new order of things in the Florida
laud colonization business is being
made by the Florida-Lakeland
Homes Company, which has entered
into a contract with H. M. Hughes,
of Bartow, calling for fifteen miles
of thirty-foot roadway through its
LaKcland-Auhurndale t raci.
Mr. Hughes has had his learns,
machinery and tiangs of men at work
on the company's land northeast and
east of Lake Parker for several days
and has already cleared the right of
way through the company's land for
live miles.
It is the purpose of the Florida
Lakeland Homes company to lirst.
open up a "trunk line" or "main
stem'' road from (he .southwestern
corner of the l.akeland-Auburndalo
Tract straight north to Section 21,
in the vicinity of Thomasville, from
which the road will bear in a gen
erally easterly direction to Lehman
Ix)dge, the company's demonstration
farm In the exact center of the
tract.
The "trunk line" road will con
tinue In an easterly direction to the
big grove the company's directors
arc putting in, from which it will
turn nouth, paralleling the highway
which skirts the western side of
Lakes Juliana, Arietta and Ariana
Into Auburndale.
There will he branch lines to the
Gapway between Lakes Juliana and
Arietta, where the dub house of the
Interlacheii Country Club of Flor
ida Is to he built, and other "feed
ers" will be opened iih soon as prac
ticable. All hough the lirst of the road
building operations directed by Mr.
Ililghes will consist in opening the
way only, this will be followed iu
due time by ditching and grading
and before the company gets through
with its enterprise it will have fif
teen miles of clay roads which will
represent an Investment of some
iMio.ni). It U possible that the
board of county commissioners will
lend Its aid iu this improvement and
the company will gladly accept it,
but, for the present, at least, the
company is proceeding on its owu
resources.
The vitrified brick road which
will be built from Lakeland to Aub
urndale, if the present agitation for
a new road riktrict rea he. a success
ful conclusion will, according to pres
ent plans, le built along a portion
of the company's road in the Comble
settlement and this combination will
give settlers in this portion of the
'ountry an excellent opportunity to
get. their products to market.
One f the slogans of the Florida
Lakeland Homes Company Is "trans
portation is as important as produc
tion," and it believes that good roads
are one of the firU necessities of the
Florida settlers. The work will be
done under the supervision of the
company's engineer, Mr. C. F.
Brush.
MAINE REMAINS DRY.
Augusta, Me., Nov. ?. Maine re
tains constitutional prohibition.
Governor Plaisted and his council
late last night decided to accept the
corrections In the vote of forty towns
cast in the special election. in Sep
tember, thus reversing the results as
indicated on the face of the flrst offi
cial returns.
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