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LMCEtAND EVENING TELEGRAM
Published in the Best Town in the Best Part of the Best State.
LAKELAND, HONDA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1912.
No. 101
VOL 1
Pffi
'nii;i has nothing mor-?
r'i:ui tlie hilly lake section
i ; i . 1 1 y in the developed state
been done In one por
done in another. I havcj
directors of the Florida
I I runes Company In the
'M of the Auburndale lake
''t while the first unit of
will be this 400 acres
arc now interested in,
-Mid to go a great deal
; who is reputed to be
:ty wli. re from $30,000,000 to
is heavily interested in
: ''- .and has also spent con
' 'niie on the East and West
' Horida, but his declaration
ttorida highlands may be
an indication of his inten-'-ansfer
much of his active
'' to this part of the S'ats
I: th Mr. P. p. Hopwood and
: '- Hopwood were visiting
i ular part of the State for
rt time. "I suppose my case
i - al of tens of thousands," said
!t T Hopwood- "l have been
: - - the East Coast for eleven
" ! ut I never had an idea un
':fi'v 'hat Florida could furnish
'dseape such aa we have
'"J'- I can MiirV- rirh nnn-
J j;- n of my friends who would
r-. .1- 10 ,!ve Sn sucn a coun
"is. but whose ideas of Flor-
i I? always been shaped by
oa- ' - baVe seen on the East
r",, ,'lifor'a has nothing finer
'-3 or scenery than what we
today."
rrimnni..
ar-M . 18 Just getting
PW ?0Wn here-n Mr. F. P.
K ' e ch08e wisely when
jcrain int....... , ...
I. v ,. ""esiea in "is section
re'or If ' hM the
ci the end.- - t. ..
L tigJtatea l" "turned north
GATES fINDS
GARDEN SPOT
SOS OF GREAT FINANCIER THIN
THIS THE BEST SECTION
OF FLORIDA.
i;, :.ry M. Flagler had gone
J; i.wr'iui highland lake coun
v a.! ..f putting so much niony
, it isiiiR Into the East Coast
v,rv :oot of this land would be un-
(Vr nitration, tor una iuj -
,,:.,varound as well as the gar
,i,i f Florida." This Is the
(,' -.armi.m made by Charles G.
i'f York' BOn an-d able
l,',.'er ot j he great financier, John
W. C.aH-s.
la .umpaiiy with and as host to
,VU. father-in-law, F. P. Hopwood, of
V.aik.iiiu'.is, vice president of the
V.uf.ili Lakeland Homes Company,
Cnd Mr. It. F. Hopwood, of Union
town. I'a . who is also a stockholder
, ui, .ompany, Mr. Gates arrived
it, Lakeland yesterday morning In
Lis private car, "Superb."
l iKiut ttiiinably this is the choice
Lsrt of the State, both for fruit-
mmiiik' and for winter residence,
Laid Mr. (jatcs after the party had.
raade a tour of Inspection, us guest -i
o Earl C. May, sales manager ot
the company. "We have seen the
Aubumdale lake country, where I
bought a block of land from the com
raty, adjoining the directors' grove,
hU have swung around the circle
ua Florence Villa, Winter Haven
lar.d Bartow. ... v "'' '
"lu Mute of the thousands of acres
l t ovs and the hundreds of fine
hetn-s. this is, to a great extent, an
nr.d;-. ir.ci'. 'd country. However, it
s a !;)! lulid self advertisement, and
,v"ry t.riri.xt or home-seeker who
acquainted with the htgh
i' A l.ik'- i-edion Is bound to romp
t and bring his friends
LOUIS FLETCHER THROWN
FROM HORSE THIS MORNING
Louis Fletcher, the young son of
Mrs. S. T. Fletcher, was thrown from
a horse this morning and for a time
was unconscious, but latest reports
s.re to the effect that he sustained nc
serlo;is injuries and will soon be all
right.
Louis was taking some clothes to
the laundress, and was riding his
horse, which stumbled in front of
Mr. O. M. Eaton's home and fell,
throwing Louis beneath him. When
Iouis was picked up by Mr. Eaton
and others In the vicinity, he was
found to be unconscious, but he soon
revived, and was taken home and
Dr. Groover called. The latter found
no serious injuries injuries, stating
that the blow on the head caused
iiim to become unconscious, but oth
er than that he was all right.
SACCHARINE PLACED
UNDER THE BAN
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Feb. 29. By a vote
of two to one, the board of Cabinet
o flher s charged with the enforcement
of the Pure Food Laws, entered a
final decree against the use of sac
C'u&rine in prepared foods. Secreta
ries Wllwn and. Nagel voted yes,
McVeagh, no. ,
FOUR MURDERED AND
HOUSE SET ON FIRE
(By Associated Press.)
San Francisco, Feb. 29. The bod
ies of four persons were found in a
house. They had been murdered and
the house set afire.
WILEY HAS NO
IDEA Of RESIGNING
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Feb. L0. Dr. Harvey
W. Wiley, chief chemist of the De
partment of Agriculture, denies that
he had any intention of resigning,
lie characterized as "preposterous,
pure fiction" the rumors to the ef
fect that he was considering such
action. He laid the rumors to lii:
enemies.
TROUBLE AMONG
- TROOPS AT PEKING
(By Associated Press.)
Peking, Feb. 29. Some of Yuan
Shi Kal's troops revolted, looted the
shops, and shot up a portion of the
town. The number of disaffected
soldiers is about 2,000. Residents of
the legation quarter were called in.
GREAT STRIKE
IS NOW ON
THREE-QUARTER MILLION ENG
LISH MINERS LAY DOWN
THEIR TOOLS TODAY.
(By Associated Press.)
London, Feb. 29. More than
three-uuartcrs of a million miners
l.ad lain down their tools at two
o'clock this afternoon, the number
leing swelled constantly. Govern
ment oillcials me still working to
prevent a general strike.
WORKING WITHOUT HOPE TO
AVERT GENERAL STRIKE
(By Associated Press.)
London, Feb. 29. There Is only
the faintest hope of averting the
great coal Btrlke. The Premier and
other cabinet members, and repre
sentatives of the Board of Trade are
making a final attempt to bring the
raen and the owners together. They
are pessimistic of success, however.
In the meantime the miners through
out the kingdom are preparing to Uy
down their tools, in addition to
eight hundred thousand coal worker
thousands of others would be made
idle through the Btoppage of the In
dustries.
CANNIBALISM
AMONG PERSIANS
N
iirIMiTIAM.Y4'i TTYTTO W
iS.91AJ.9ai.NU wauiLivuo
VEALED BY LETTER FROM
DR. MOODY.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Feb. 29. According
to a letter from Dr. Susan I. Moody.
of Teheran, Persia, startling eonui-
t ions of cannibalism are existing in
parts of Persia where famine is rag
ing. It is said that fathers are eat
ing their children, and children are
euting each other. Aid is asked.
FOLK'S PHOSPHATE SUPPLY
PRACTICALLY INEXHAUSTIBLE
HANDSOME CLUSTER OF
LARGE GRAPEFRUIT
Mr. Phillip Fischer presented this
office today with a handsome cluster
of grapefruit grown on hia grove
tauth of town. There were twelve
large grapefruit on tho one branch,
each one a perfect beauty. We have
some sweet potatoes on exhibition in
our office, which, by the way, have
been great advertisements for thU
section, but we don't believe our aft-
petite will allow us to leave t'ue
grapefruit here longer than, this aft
trnoon,
Mr. D. A. Raulerson, of Youmans,
was in the city yesterday with his
crew of phosphate prospectors, art;!
he utated that he and his men had
just been in various parts of the
county prospecting for phosphate,
and they had found large quantities
of it, "in fact." said Mr. Raulerson.
"we found so much that no ono need
have any fear of the industry being
crippled for lack of material, as this
generation will not see the beginning
of the end of the phosphate which
has already been located."
Mr. Raulerson's prospecting crew
and outfit" have moved to the section
north of Lakeland, camp being made
in the Foxtown neighborhood. For
a considerable time their operations
have been conducted in the southern
part of the county.
DRAINAGE WILL
BE CONSIDERED
AT MEETING OF NATIONAL
DRAINAGE CONGRESS, CON
YENING APRIL 11.
JURY DISCHARGED;
OUT 112 HOURS
(By Associated Press.)
Fort Worth, Feb. 29. Standing
seven for acquittal, and five for con
viction, the jury in the case, of John
It Sueed, who killed A. G. Boyce,
father of the man who eloped with
Sneed's wife, whs discharged. It
had been out 112 hours.
LOOKER WASHINGTON'S
ITINERARY OF FLORIDA
SHERMAN TO BE
TAFT'S RUNNING MATE
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Feb. 29. Last
night's reports that Vice President
Sherman had practically been decid
ed upon as Mr. Taft's running mate,
is denied by party leaders.
NOTES OF THE CAPITAL.
Tallahassee. Feb. 28. Attorney-
General Trammell returned home
Sunday from a trip to South Florida,
where he has been looking after his
campaign. He is engaged today in
some important cases before the su
preme court, representing the state.
Miss Clem aHmpton, chief clerk
in the state superintendent's office,
is attending an educational associa
tion meeting in St. Louis this week.
v Commissioner of Agriculture W.
A. McRae is expected here this aft
ernoon but will not likely take
charge of the commissioner of agri
culture's office before March I,
Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, Feb.
2b. Hooker T. Washington, the col
ored head of the Tuskeg.e Normal
and Industrial Institute, will begin
his speaking tour of Florida al I'en-
i-i.cola, Friday, March 1. During the
course of his six days' journey across
the state he will speak In eight dif-
tTeiit cities, concluding at Jackson
ville Wednesday. March f.. Between
Pens.aeola and Jacksonville, Princi
pal Washington will speak on Sat
urday, March 2, at Tallahassee; Sun
day, March 3, at Lake City. Mon
day he will be in Ocala and Tampa,
and will proceed to Lakeland that
same night. Dr. Washington will
speak in Orlando and Palatka Tues
day. He will reach Dayton a early
Wednesday and conclude the trip In
Jacksonville Wednesday night.
Dr. Washington states that hix
sole purpose n making this trip is
to observe for himself the progress
which the members of bis own race
are making in different parts of the
state, and to say a word, if possible,
that will stimulate their efforts in
other directions of progress and at
the same time promote good rela
tions between the races.
In explaining further the purpose
cf these tours. Dr. Washington says
that he Is interested particularly In
seeing work in the schools which he
visits and that he hopes by his visits
to create a wider interest anion,?
both colored and white people in ne
gro education, particularly in the
public schools.
MEXICAN METHODS OE
TREATINGMUTINEERS
(By Associated Press.)
Monterey, Mexico, Feb. 29.
Twenty-five ring leaders in the re
cf,nt prison mutiny were shot to
death. six wero ki,,e'1 at tne t,me
cf the riot.
KNOX NOW ON
WAY TQ COLON
By Associated Press.)
Pansnv. City, peb. 29. Secretary
Knox en nere ettriy this morning
'ttP Colon, intending to make a lels-
the canal. When taking leave ot the
government officials, he told them he
was immensely pleased with his wel
come. He and party will board the
cruiser Washington, which will im
mediately start for Port Limon, Cos
ta Rica, where JuJ arrive tomor
row and go to San Jose, the capital.
The newspapers here continue to ex
press friendly sentiments toward the
United States.
GOOD ROADS MEEr.ING
THIS AFTERNOON
A good roads nioting Is being lib.'1
this afternoon at the new club house
of the 1 1 a I la in Land Company. Quite
a number of Lakeland c itizens V.'cnt
out i attend, among the number be-1
ins Mr. H. J. Diane, Mr. C. W. Deeii,
Mr. W. D. McRae, Mr. T. F. Ilol
Lrook, Mr. A. J. Holworthy, Mr. W.
F. Dallam and Mrs. L. L. Knudsen.
Those interested in the good roads
movement are those people living In
the vicinity of the club house, and
they are organizing in such a man
ner as will insure great improve
rent in tho public highways of that
section.
MRS. REEVES AWARDED
$10,000 BY FEDERAL JURY
NOW, FOR THE LIMERICKS.
Tomorrow is the first day of March
and also the first day of spring. We
are already beginning to have spring
weather, and spring poetry will be
gin to bob up when those brilliant
Paul Gilmore limericks pour into
the Telegram office.
Ten thousand dollars were award
ed Mrs. Fan n to C. Reeves by a jury
in Federal Court yesterday afternoon
for the death of her husband, F. C.
Reeves, a switchman of the Atlantic
Coast Line, who was killed while on
duty in the yards of that company at
Lakeland, May 27, 1910. Mrs.
Reeves brought suit as administra
trix of the estate of F. C. Reeves and
asked for $40,000. The allegation
was made that the defendant com
pany had failed to equip its cars with
the kind of couplers required by
law.
The Jury which tried the case
consitsed of W. C. Stanley, J. B.
Williams, J. D. Johnston, J. VP. Ste
phens, I. S. Craft, J. L.. Coarsey, J.
M. Endicott. T. J. Caruthers, E. II.
Baker, A. P. Beckett, V. C. Davis
and Frank Xorton. The case was
disposed of with dispatch and at 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon both
sides rested their testimony. Argu
ment of Attorneys II. S. Hampton,
for the plaintiff, and W. A. Carter,
for the defendant company, was very
brief and a verdict was soon arrived
St. Tampa Tribune.
BAR ASS'N SEEKS
TO OUST NEGRO
(By Assochv-i Press.)
Washington, Feb. 29. Attorney
General Wickersham is seeking to
prevent the American Bar Associa
tion from ousting W. II. Lewis, his
,jegro -assistant, from membership.
Level was L1'-tecl to the association
a year flj, but tn organization's
executive commits" n January 4
recommended the reselnaiS.g of his
election,
New Orleans, Feb. 29. The Na
tional, Drainage Congress, which will
assemble in New Orleans April 10
lor a four-day session, will take up
the questions of drainage of wet and
overflow lands, river regulation and
Hood prevention, the development of
Inland waterway navigation and
channel improvement, the utilization
of levees for the construction of
good roads, Increased food protec
tion and decreased cost of living, the
creation of new farms and new mar
kets. Tne New Orleans Board of Control
of The National Drainage Congress
has planned to draw 10,000 delegate
to New Orleans for this Congress In
order that sufficient nation-wide
force may be generated to influence
the federal congress to prompt action
in enacting legislation that will pave
the way for the prevention of floods
and the drainage ot the 75,000,000
acres ot wet and overflow lands la
the country.
The Call for the Congress Is going
to 50,000 governors, mayors, civic
and commercial organizations, con
gressmen and senators and others.
At New Orleans the delegates will
be 'given a practical demonstration of
the ease with which modern ma
chinery ran dig navigable drainage
canals and open up waste but highly
fertile lands to the plow and the
home-seeker. New Orleans Itself
has been reclaimed by ditches, drain
age canals and electric pumps, and
modern sky-scrapers now stand
where alligators and crawfish once!
held forth. On the outskirts of New
Orleans there is now an 8,000-aore
reclaimed tract which is being plant
ed In a variety of crops to serve as
an Illustration of what the farmer
can do with artificially drained allu
vial hi'.'. The delegates to the Na
tional Drainage Congress will spend
half a day on these lands.
COMMITTEE TO MANAGE
TEDDY'S CAMPAIGN
H0IXINGSWORTH NEWS.
, (By Associated Press.)
Washington, Feb. 29. A general
Roosevelt committee, including Me
dill McCormick, editor of the Chica
go Tribune, Clifford and Amos Pin
c hot, Senator Dixon, of Montana, and
probably James S. Garfield, will be
organized here next wek to manage
his campaign.
TEN NEGR0S LOST
IN STEAMBOAT FIRE
(By Associated Press.)
New Orleans, Feb. 29. It la re
ported that a river steamer was
burned today at Point Pleasant, La.
Ten negroes lost their lives in the
fire.
The Evening Telegram's limerick
contest in connection with Paul Gil
more's presentation of "The Mummy
and the Humming Bird" is attract
ing mm h interest, and we have al
ready been put en notice that many
verses will be submitted. AH our
readers are invited to try their hands
at writing a verse, and some one
who never attempted such a thing
before may be the very on to win a
prize. There are several tickets to
be given out and you. may get one
or more of them. And If you get
nothing, you will be out nothing ex
cept a little brain exercise which,
perhaps, you need, anyway.
The storm did i'uite a blt of dam
aj'c to tho large hotifto tf M". S. T.
Phillips, setting It clear off tile foun
dation but luckily the family escap-
tJ any injury.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Willcox left
Thursday noon for their home in
Gaiesburg, 111. They will take, the
News and keep in touch with our
climate and look forward to their
next visit to Florida some time the
latter part of the year.
Unite a number of tne young peo
ple of this vicinity went to Medulla
last Friday night to the singing
school.
Mrs. Duke, of Dixieland, spent
Tuesday at the home of Mrs. George
Phillips.
Mrs. M. A. Brewer entertained a
party of friends Thursday evening In
honor of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Willcox,
who have spent the last three
months at their bungalow in the
Flatwoods and will leave soon for
their home at Gaiesburg, 111., and
Burlington, Iowa, much to the regret
of their many friends they have
cade since coming 4iere.
Mr. E. C. Elder spent Wednesday
afternoon very pleasantly at the
homo of N. II. Davis.
Davis & Wilcox spent Monday af
ternoon at Paul Gardner's, on Ba
nana lake.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mercer and
daughter took dinner at F. C. Will-
cox's Sunday.
Mr. Will Pearce and sister and
Miss Olive and Ruby Pearce spent
Monday evening at the Willcox
home.
Mlse Pettlcord is visiting at the
home of Mrs. M. A. Brown.
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