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THE EVENING TELEGRAM LAK ELAND, FLA., JULY 13, 1914.
PAGE FOUR The Evening Telegram ; ublisLed every afternoon from the Telegram Building, Lakeland, Fla. Entered in the postoffice at Lake land, -Florida, aB mall matter of the second class. ll. F. HETHERINGTON, EDITOR. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. jne ear $5.00 llx moacn '. 2.50 Three momn 1.25 Delivered anywhere within the Halts of the City of Lakeland for 10 cents a week. From the same office is issued THE LAKELAND NEWS, A. weekly newspaper giving a resume cf local matters( crop conditions, county affairs, etc. Sent anywhere for $1.00 per year. The L. & N. railroad gaves passes to 34,000 persons last year. Many of those using them were federal, State and county officials, from Unit ed States senators down. This is the bunch that are afraid newspa per men will be corrupted if allowed to sell advertising for transporta tion . o The State press will be interested in learning that Uncle Joe Dixon has returned from his annual migration to the West, and will resume his edi torial work on the Telegram with all the vigor of a giant refreshed. Hav ing communed at close range with nature in her visible and varied forms, and gathered inspiration from the vast open spaces, the mountain torrent, the sunlit peak, the sylvan dale, and other places where inspira tion lurks, he is now back, fit as a fiddle, perpared to give Telegrai readers the benefit of the mental stimulus thus secured, and to make these columns scintillate and corus cate with his ruminations and obser vations. o T We would recommend those scrap-1 ping editors residing at Orlando and ! Pensacola respectively, to mark and I emulate the example of those Ches terfields of journalism, the editors of the Gainesville Sun and the Punta Gorda Herald. Bestowing offensive epithets upon fellow editors, or ap plying scurrilous language in this connection, is a practice that hap pily has fallen into disuse in modern journalism, and is no longer coun tenanced by the best exponents of the profession . It's all right to have a little fun at the other fellow's ex pense even a little sarcasm is well enough once in a way but this should be tempered by sufficient kindliness to take out the sting. Any editor following any other course gains little credit for himself and lowers the general estimate of the editorial profession, the ethics of which every member should uphold. o Every editor frequently is petri fied with astonishment at the weird and wonderful appearance of the children of his brain, as the latter meet his gaze after being printed in his paper. When one of these para graphs appear utterly without sense, the editor lays it on the intelligent compositor and, gentle reader, do thou likewise. Hark not to the plea of the said int. comp. that there wasn't much sense in the paragraph to start with. The omission of a word vital to the meaning; the in sertion of a line belonging to an other article, and having absolutely no relevancy to the item in which it appears these are the most com mon tricks played by the linotype, or otherwise caused by the rush in which a daily paper must be pre pared. The worst of it is that ex planations do not explain, and at tempted corrections only make mat ters worse. When a poor, little, unoffending paragraph has to run the gauntlet of being written by an editor, ground out by the linotype, mangled by the correcting (?) artist, and slammed silly by the make-up, it's not supposed to have much sense left In It, anyway. o . A large percentage of the dissatis faction with the farm, which rsults in farmer boys seeking the city, is due to the silly rot with which mosi farm papers are filled. These publi cations seem to think it their mis sion to Bpread the gospel of discon tent, and to convince the farmer that he is the most mistreated indi vidual on earth. We note going the rounds an alleged humorous para graph taken from one of these farm papers, in which the life of a boy on the farm is depicted as one contin uous round of sordid labor without any time for amusement or pleasure. Any man who has ever lived on a farm knows that the opportunities for happiness, peace and content ment are greater there than in any other avocation, and cherishes mo?t pleasant memories of the. experience; but it is easy to convince a boy that the few chores required of him con stitute drudgery, and he is made dis satisfied and set to longing for the pleasures and easy life (!) of the city. When It Is too late he awakens to his mistake and would give much to be again at his "boyhood's happy home down on the farm," MR. COUNCIL EXPLAINS irTHWm " -fr 1 ARLINGTON MONUMENT TO CONFEDERATES 1 P Mr. J. F. Council wishes his recent letter republished on account of the omission of a line when it was first published. The letter follows: Editor Evening Telegram: Read ing report of the city manager in yesterday's issue of the Telegram, I note he refers to a debt of approxi mately $30,000, which was inherit ed from the former city council. While I know that Mr. McLeod did not intend to do the members of the. former council an injustice, the ordinary layman reading this report would' possibly misunderstand lusftk what he intended to report. I cannot give you the figures ex actly: On Jan. 1, 1913. the city had out standing notes with the local banks amounting to about $12,000; on Jan. 1, 1914, the city had notes out standing in local banks amounting to $16,500, an increase of about $4, 500 over the amount they inherited. During the year qf 1913 the city council was also called on to meet obligations in connection with the sewerage and streets: For instance, lowering of the water lines, of which I cannot at this time give the cost. It was necessary to drain Lake Wire at a cost of $2,000 or more, build a retaining wall around Munn's park at a cost of ?2, 000 or more, build the city stables at a cost of $600 or $700. The city counciy was also called on to meet a deficiency in the sewer contracts and made a note to the bond trus- (v of the monument to the Confederate dead In Arlington National I tees to cover this deficiency of $6, y as it looked just after the unveiling. In which President Wilson' 878.69. It was also necessary to The monument Is of bronze and stands on a base of dark gray mave a note to the bond trustees to COUNCIL EXPLAINS DEBT OF $30,000 View cemeter, tcok part polished granite. Sir Moses Ezekiel was the sculptor. I Interesting Description of Alabama and Georgia 1 In my second trip letter the end came with hotel over night, June 12, in the great city, Chattanooga, Tenn. Early on the 13th .the Florida sec retary haGtened to the depot to go to Birmingham, over the Queen and Crescent route. In the lunch room I wanted some sandwiches to eat on the train. Waiters rushed as orders came fast for breakfasts. Instead of what I wanted they brought batter cakes. Seeing that the "help" was over-worked I just kept quiet over the error and tried to enjoy an un usual sort of luncheon enroute. Is it not a record worth having, that in over twelve years of much traveling in or out of our State, I have never had any friction with either depot or railroad officials or employes? Early morning trains are pleasant and this railroad line has nice ac commodations on day coaches. I greatly enjoyed the ride till at At talla, one of the largest towns in Alabama, the people flocked in. It proved to be in Birmingham "bar gain day" at several large stores, which doubtless increased near-by travel. One woman passenger was evidently not long from "t'he old country," with" her worldly posses sions packed in what appeared to be an old table cloth. To see her get out of the crowded car with that great bundle over her shoulder attracted considerable attention from others besides myself. I love the uplands and regretted in the thought that Tennessee and Northern Alabama passed, the country would get more Florida-like. Our route was throug a valley, with harvesting of grain going on in farming spaces between flourishing little villages. Arriving in Birmingham it was to be greeted by Mr. Ballard, a vice president of the World's Union in Christian Endeavor, and who with the Florida transportation agent planned for the Alabama and Flor ida car to Los Angeles last summer. Then followed six hours of "seeing Birmingham" with dinner and a pic ture show besides. We went by car to Ensley, where is the church and manse of Rev. L. E. Brubaker, state president. It is a great steel man ufacturing suburb of Birmingham. Around this city are found deposits of Iron, lime and coal, which togeth er form materials needed for making of steel. I was told that this is the only place known of where nature thus assists in steel formations so perfectly. Birmingham has the tall est building in the South and more nearly as conspicuous. We went out to the suburb where the rich people live, after passing through the work men's section, and I wondered which class of citizens was the happiest and living nearest to Christ's ideal for His followers. After telling my good host good bye, on the "L. and N. Road," .the way ran on farther south to Thbrs by, through ups and downs, fine scenery often; sometimes coal mines gave blackness to the view, but over all rose green hills as background. At Thorsby I was the guest for three weeks of former Florida friends. Once on a time Rev. E. W. Butler was Congregational pastor at Or mond. Once on a time, the splendid State and district junior superin tendent was Miss Jennie Tupper, of Ormand. Now-, with her mother and three lively little folks, the ex-junior leader is wife of Rev. Butler in a comfortable parsonage placed on a hill looking down on the picturesque village. There was no typewriter I could use but considerable hand work was done. The work in Flor ida is never forgotten by Secretary Grace. In Thorsby is a large school or institute largely planned to place high school training in reach of the country boys and girls of Alabama. It was a chance to see some of the problems, financial and otherwise which make such home-mission work for white students even a greater re sponsibility than honor to its fac ulty at the institute. Thorsby has three kinds of citi zens, "Yankees," native settlers and Swedes. The Congregational church was built by Norwegians but as few remain they hold services now with the sturdy, industrious Swedes. They have red barns Just like "up North" and back of Rev. Butler's home there was a two-mile-off view, over hills and down into little valleys. 1 went to this looking-away spot often, for we don't have that kind in Inter lachen, Fla. Are people any better Christians on high lands than they would be a little farther from the sky? GRACE A. TOWNSEND. July 11, 1914. cover this deficiency of $6,878.69. It was found also necessary to cover sewer connections in the paved dis tricts, amounting to $2,949.10. Deducting the notes made to the bond trustees, you will readily see that the city was $4,500 more in debt Jan. 1, 1914, than when the city council took charge of city af fairs on Jan. 1, 1913, with perma nent improvements made during the year far exceeding this amount. I ask that you publish this ex planation as the manager's report to the commission, while uninten tional, is somewhat misleading to the public. Yours very truly, J. F. COUNCIL. LORIMER BANK INQUIRY Chicago, July 13. Federal grand jury inquiry into the conduct of the LaSalle Trust and Savings Bank while it was a national institution was commenced by the United States district attorney today. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Lakeland, Fla., July 10, 1914. All contractors are notified that on and after Oct. 2, 1914, that no Union bricklayers will be allowed to work on any Job where non-union plas terers are working, nor union plas terers be allowed to work with non union bricklayers. 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