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, T.;- '.IT:.. aiu;iiWtiiiriij,'ijttaMa..i-i TP THE LAMLAM) EVENING 1 GEAM i " - ' '"BBggW- , "P Published in the Best Town in the Best Part of the Best State. V0L1 LAKELAND, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1911. NoTi ' i " 1 " ' ' " " ; .. i jlllttt . ' .. ' j : , "jia. BUSINESS OF TIIEfiCOUNTY The Official Proceedings of Monthly Meeting of Commissioners: Otlie of the Board of County Com- uiissioners, Polk County: Bartow, Fla., Nov. 6, 1911. court opened by the sheriff. Pres ent, all members of the Board. The minutes of the last meeting were ad and approved. The following bonds were approv al A. S. Keith, Notary Public; sureties, J. u. uanoway ana J. v. K.igells; J. C. English, sureties, W. V. Ransom and W. H. Surrency; l.U' iuu L. Estrldge, sureties, C. C. Martin, H. A. Ford, E. L. Bouchard, 0. Sutton. The collector was ordered credited and the treasurer charged with re- ipt number 102 for money arising from taxes as follows: General Fund $ 30.55 Polls 69.00 Taxes v 85.54 Road Fund 24.44 Pine & Forfeiture 6.11 Building 61.10 Special Road ... 24.44 Sub-School 21.62 Total $322.80 Also receipts number 103, amount ing to $ 1,553.19 received on Il euses. ' The treasurer was ordered charg ed with fine of f 100 received from J. E. Carter, J. P., imposed on Wlnsor Dunn. Also received from T. J. Minor. J. P., imposed on W. I. Collins, $5.00, :tml Thomas Weeks $5.00. The Judge of the County Court re ported fines amounting to $116, or dered charged to the sheriff. The Sheriff was ordered credited ith fines amounting to $357.20. The Treasurer was ordered credit with cancelled warrants as fol- :ws: i.-neral Fund $2,338.05 Ko'1 Fund 2,410.10 Fine & Forfeiture -2.224.48 hool Fund "96.9 f ;ub-School 367.62 '"tal $8,137.16 lvrmits to carry Are arms were wanted S. A. Hart. C. C. Watson, O. Flood. W. J. Bryant. II. M. "ark. J. L. Robinson. A. J. McAu- ') W. H. English, Thomas Shu mate. jr., b. H. Brown, and W. F. '"nderhill. Pension application of William J. M M illan, of Ft. Meade, approved. Statement of Tax Collector s Ac- 'unt. '''bits CroA III ' RoUnr-os GenTa1 TnnA 1W.9.83 $15872.S2 $ 767.01 613.60 613.62 742.00 2147.57 102.43 '-.l.S6 $12698.26 $ Snecial Knad VnrA V..:.M $12698.24 X Pells $ School Fond. $4444.96 $ Sub-School Fund 5 $13426.72 $ SnilllitK Vnm4 9.C3 $31745.67 $ 1533.9S I,,.. Fine 4 Forfeiture Fund 1 $ 3174.61 $ 15 Balance $6673.57 flESIDENT TAFT ADDRESSES .WAHNEE STUDENTS TODAY (By Aunria wanner. Trt v.. ia ai - arrived here today to ad I6 tne udents of the University FIRE THIS MORNING DID LITTLE DAMAGE The Lakeland Fire Department was called out this morning at 11 o'clock to a small blaze at the home of Prof. Parker, on Massachusetts avenue, near Scipper's stable. Little damage was done, the de partment putting out the Are which had only burned a small place around the flue. The house is own ed by C. M. Weeks. The Lakeland Fire Department de serves special credit for the prompt and efficient manner in which they respond to alarms. Yesterday af ternoon the department was en route to the fire before the fire whis tle quit blowing, and today they were equally prompt. The equip ment is first-class, the men are well trained and Lakeland is splen didly protected from fire, which is something of which the city should be proud. SELECTING JURY IN McNUIARA CASE (By Associated Press.) Ixs Angeles, Calif., Nov. 10. With three sworn Jurors and three talesmen passed for cause, and a new venire of forty on hand in the McNamara cases, progress was made today toward the selection of a jury. Attorneys on both sides are optimis tic over possibility of soon securing a jury. EOMESEEKERS LIKE LAKELAND BUT NOT SO THEIR AGENT When a town has so many advan tages and attractions that the agents in charge of homeseeker trains get lighting mad when their people talk to our people well, we think we need no better advertisement. This morn lug's train brought a tar of homeseekeru through Lakeland en route to Fort Myers, and during their three hour wait in this city, feeling that this is a free vounlry, they entered Into conversation with a number of lakeland citizens at the depot, among whom were several real estate agents. The agent In charge of the bunch became enraged v hen he found our people telling the homeseekers about what a good place Lakeland is, and he came near "mix ing It up" with several. He stated that he was going to quit coming through Lakeland with homeseekers because when they came here they wanted to stop and were encouraged to do so by our people, and he was tired to death of getting people down here, paying thefr fare, and then letting Lakeland nab them. For the gentleman's benefit we will say that he could do nothing better for prosperity than to bring people to a good place like Lakeland, and that if he don't want them to get inter ested in such a good place he had better not let them enter the State for they will hear of Lakeland and her countless advantages from every quarter. Plans are being drawn for a home for all the Pythian lodges In Tampa, and when completed a beautiful building will be erected in that city. BIG FAILURE ON NEW Y03KEXCIIANGE (By Associated Press. New York. Nov. 10. Announce ment was made on the Stock Ex change this morning of the failure ot the firm of W. L. Stevens ft Com pany. The only statement made was that the firm was unable to meet ob ligations, but it Is said that the con cern has been short on teeL and was caught in the recent bull market. NANKING SCENE Of SLAUGHTER MANCRUS SLAUGHTERING PEO PLE OF HISTORIC CITY FIRE, RAPINE, BUTCHERY (By Associated Press.) Nanking. Nov. 10. Historic Nan king is this evening in the shambles of a Manchu slaughter. Last eve ning the sun set upon a scene of fire, rapine, desolation and butchery un recorded in modern history. At night twelve thousand Manchu and imperial soldiers are holding Pur ple Hill, while from beneath their stronghold they are driving before them hordes of Chinese out of the city. Illy Associtaed Press. Amoy, China, Nov. 10 This city without ruler today. Tao Tai Chang has laid down the reins of government and Tun (Jan, C(iief Mag istrate of district abandoned court and fled from the city. Night was one of anxiety. Repeated attempts PLANT CITY SCENE OE TRAGEDY Two Officers Shot Down By Desperate Negro, Who is Now Plant City, Nov. IO.(Speclal to The Telegram) With all the roads leading out of Plant City closely guarded and hundreds of men scour ing the woods for an unknown ne gro who tried to kill two officers here at au early hour this morning, Plant City Is today in a fever of excite ment. The two officers, Yates and 'inr.ier, are seriously wounded and their death is expected at any mo ment; Yates having been shot through the shoulder and lungs, while Gamer was shot entirely through the body, the bullet passing just below the heart. The negro was found loitering around the depot early this morn ing by Officer Yates, and acting in a suspicious manner the officer made an attempt to place the man under arrest. The latter pulled his revol ver on the officer and ran. heading for a bayhead two miles from the town, near the Stinny'side Farm. As Yates passed the stockade, he was joined in the chase by Officer Garner, who placed bloodhounds on the trail of the negro, following him into a swamp. Finding he was trapped, the negro opened fire on the dogs, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CAflVASSESCITY VOTE The City Executive Committee met yesterday and canvassed the re turns of Tuesday's election, in order that they might 1 certified to the City Council today, the law requir ing that such certiorate be rendered ten days prior to the regular city election which will be held on the 20th of this month. While there was no material change in the result, the offieial count showed a closer vote than was at first reported, the majority of Clonts over Bassett being found to be only four votes. The tellers in the first count passed several ballots on account of technic! errors in marking, but the committee adopted a rule that all ballots should be counted where the intention of the voter was apparent. Under this rul ing only one vote was thrown out, and the final totals were found to be Clonts 133. Baseett 129. WANTED TO ; WEAR HATS AND NEARLY BROKE UP U. D. C. CONVENTION WHEN ASKED TO REMOVE THEM (By Associated Press.) Richmond, Va., Nov. 10. At to day's session of the United Daughters of the Confederacy a storm of dis sent Ion was aroused by the request of the President General for dele gates to remove their hats. The; storm was quelled by Sister Esther' Carlotta, President of the Florida division, who persuaded del egates wearing hats to yield. were made to fire the city, but all were frustrated. ' (By Associated Press.) San' Francisco, Calif., Nov. 10. A dispatch from Shanghai, received by the Chinese Free Press here to day, says revolutionary forces have invadejl all Nanking suburbs and are pressing hard on Purple Hill, where the Imperial troops are in trenelu'd. Being Hunted. killing both. He then wheeled out Into the open and fired on Officers Yatejf and Garner who were close upon him, with the result noted abov.e.. The negro made a dash for lib rtjr and has not yet been appre hended. Before be made his escape he was wounded by one of the bunt Ir.g party, who fired a load of bird shot at him but as lie only stopped for a moment in his (tight it is not thought he was much injured. Deputy Sheriff Dun Marshall re ceived a telegram this morning from Plant City request inn fur all road leading into Lakeland to be guard ed and all suspicious looking negroes arrested. A number of ( Lakeland people went down to Plant City in automobiles this morning to join in the search for the desperado. As we go to press, a telephone message from Plant City brings the Information that physicians state there is only one chance in a hun dred for Yates and that Garner will die. The two officers, who are night watchmen, were conscious for a short time, after the tragedy, and ,told a clear story of how the terri ble affair occurred. FLAW IN COTTON CORNER INDICTMENT (By Associated Press.) Washington, D. C, Nov. 10. Dur ing the concluding arguments today before the Federal Supreme Court on the validity of certain counts in the "Cotton Corner'' indictment against James A. Patten, Eugene Scales, Frank H. Hayne and William P. Brown, the government was forced to admit weakness in one important count. Solicitor General Lehmann, interrupting former Senator Spoon er, who was speaking for the de fendants, said the government's po sition was that a conspiracy among men that they would severally buy to give them power of control over the market was within the Sherman anti-trust law. Answering, Chief Justice White, who said there could be no power unless there was an agreement not to sell. Lehmann said that this was the weak point in the indictment. FARMERS' CLUB WILL MEET SATURDAY, NOV. 18. The Farmers' Club will meet Sat urday, November 18th, at the home of Captain J. D. Allen on Lake Wire and all members are cordially invit ed to attend. This is the first meeting to be held in town in a long time and it is hoped that a large crowd will be in attendance. CROWN PRINCE OPENS MOUTH; PUTS FOOT IN IT (By Associated Press.) Berlin, Nov. 10. The attitude of Crown Prince Frederick William during yesterday's debate in the Reichstag, when he openety demon strated his approval of the criticisms ot Chancellor Bathanhollueg's policy in Morrocean affairs with France, is sharply condemned today by not only friends but opponents of the chancel lor. LAST JURY CASE NOW BEFORE COURT Evening Telegram Bureau, Bartow, Nov. 9. The matter before the court today l the trial of the case, C. F. Omo hundro vs. D. F. Webster, in which the plaintiff is suing the defendant for $8,000 damages, and the subject of the suit Is a promissory note for $4,494 given by the defendant to the plaintiff. The defendant pleads want of consideration and release and satisfaction. At adjournment this afternoon the plaintiff had in troduced all of its case in chief, and In the morning the defendant will tell his side of the controversy, and then the case will go to the Jury. Wilson and Swearingen represent the plaintiff and C. M. Trammcll and John P. Wall the defendant. The case will be the last Jury case to come before the court at this term, but Judge Whitney will stay over several days to dispose of chancery matters and decide some cases that have been referred to him by consent. WOMAN F0IS0NER FAILS IN EFFORT TO CHEAT GALLOWS (By Asmm iated Press.) Chicago, Nov. in. Mrs. Iotiise Vermilya. who collapsed in the coun ty jail hc spiial yesterday, where she is held tinrKcil with poisoning Policeman Arthur liissonette, is re ported bcttT today. NO VERDICT IN CHILDER S CASE (By Associated Press.) LcesuurR. Ga., Nov. 10. No ver dict had been reac hed at noon by the jury in the trial of Mort Chllders, charged with wife murder. By Associated Press.) Peking, Nov. 10. -This city is still quiet today. Only important development this morning was the abandonment of Pcking-Calgan rail road by its staff. Great preparations have been made by the government to keep this road secure for flight in caw of necessity. PRESIDENT GRANTS REPRIEVE TO WOMAN (By Associated Press.) Sewannee, Nov. 10. The Presi dent today granted a ninety day re prieve to Mattie txmax. colored, of Washington, D. C, sentenced to death for the murder of her husband. Had -sentence been carried out she would have been the first woman to suffer capital punishment in the District since the execution of Mr. Surratt. THE STATE'S SCHOOL BOOKS Tfce List Adopted by tb Commission Appointed For That Purpose. The State Text Book Commission, in pursuance of said law, has se lected and adopted for use in the pub lic schools of the State a uniform system or series of text books, and lias entered into contracts with tho publishers of the books so selected and adopted, for furnishing, or sup plying, of said bookh for use in the public schools of the State of Flor ida. The books so selected and adopted and contracted for, together with tho names of the publishers and con tractors for each of same, and the contract price agreed upon to bo paid by purchasers for each of said books are as follows: Orthography. Rand McNally ft Co -Century Spelling Book. Book 1 13c Book II 13c Or, the two books in one, for. 18c Defining;. American Book Company- Webster's Primary Dictionary ,44c Webster's Common School Dic tionary 65c Reading. W. II. Wheeler & Company Wheeler's Readers. Primer 25c First Reader 25c Second Reader 35c Third Reader 45c Fourth Reader 45c Fifth Reader 55c Writing. . D. B. Berry A Co. Berry's Writing Books, I and 9 (each) 5o' Drawing. The Prang Co. The Prang System of Drawing. Progressive Lessons in Art. Hooks 1, 2, :. (copy) 15c Hooks 4, ... i. 7, 8 (copy).. 20o I'aralltl I (raw In us, Hooks I, 2. It, 4 (copy) 15: Arithmetic. American Book Company Milne's Progressive Course. Hook I 32c Hook II 36c Hcxik 111 41C Beography. Education Publishing Co. Fairbanks' Homo Geography. 48c (Optional, and for use in primary grades where course requires.) Gin n & Co. - Frye's Geographies. First Course 40c Higher Course 88c Language and Grammar. c.inn & Co. Arnold's with Pencil and Pen 25c: (Optional, and for grade 3 where course requires.) D. V. Heath & Co.-- Hyde's Two Hook Cnure in Eng lish. Bock I 23c Book II 4e History of Florida. American Hook Company 'Brevard & Bennett's History 34c United States History. H. II. Sanborn & Co. Evans' First I-csfoiib in Ameri can History 43c Riley & Chandler "Our Republic" 63c Physiology and Hygiene. World Book Co. Ritchie & Caldwell's Primer of Hygiene 35c Ritchie's Primer of Sanita tion te (Continued on page Two I n. ti': .. 1 1