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Paallshsd every afternoon from The Telegram Building, Lakeland, Fla. Entered in the poetoffice at Lakeland, Fla, a mail matter of the aecond . M. F. HETHERINGTON, EDITOR One Year '.. $5.00 Six Months 2.60 Three months 1.25 Delivered anywhere within the lim Its ef the City of Lakeland for 10 eenta a week. iCfe Km JQi iCk JCt Jwi jC JQfc iC lOi iCl iCf iQk ft MEMBER OF THE, ASSOCl- ft ft .ATED PRESS 0 ft The Assooiated Prees it exclu- 0 ft elvely entitled to the use for re- 0 ft publication of all news credited 0 ft to it or not otherwise credited 0 ft in this paper and also the' local ft ft news published herein. All right ft ft of republication of special die- ft ft patches herein are also reserved, ft That sixteen-year-old girl recently arrested with tliree dozen sticks o dynamite in her suit-case, couldn't have ''gotten by" in Florida! We have a Bupervisior of explosives, in the person of Clarence E. Woods, who scrutinizes young ladies too closely for them, to get away with anything like that. bo far we ihaven't seen much to Irag about in the way of improve ment since the government has tak en over the railroads. Here's hop ing that tne ideal conditions attend, ant on government operation, that we used to hear so radiantly fore casted, eventually will come. And now it is said Cromwell Gib bous is to run for Congress against .sears. Tuey seem determined to get , Little Joe's scaip, ana in picKing Giu . bous as a canuidate tuey are not . sending a boy to mill." Anu yet it wouldn't surprise us if tne Jj'ourtn dis trict isn't again represented by a man named Sears. - A young lady. visiting in St. Peters burg received a letter from Massa chusetts over thirty teet long. Most Of me letter was about the weather; anu, at tuat, we suspect the half was not told. People who are virtual prisoners in their homes for several months iu the year must have some thing to amuse them; and strafing the weather in 30-foot epistles is perhaps as good a game as some others. o. Some people are urging the repeal of tne law protecting pelicans, on the ground that they are so destructive to fish. h'or one, we register our vote in favor of the pelican. He was here considerable before the men who want to slaughter him because be takes his share of the natural food provided tor him by the Creator. And during all these ages he didn't ex terminate the mullet, nor make any thing like the inroads into tnein that human greed and wastefulness have effected in a coinparitively few years. Let the pelican live, aa well as our other water-fowl and our feathered frleudY generally. r ay Wavelets From j The Deep I C Green War-A Recapitulation At, yes, weathere, eea him not beautiful, ma eherle? ' Every morning when I roll my bed around I look down and remark, "Castors, oh, four castors, how long have you castors bean there?" Many a soldier las hit the bull's eye the first shot, but had to pay the farmer for killing the bull. Scientists now claim that the teeth can talk for it has been prov en that one man in a Chicago hos pital was & freak because lie was dis. covered wis-DUMB teeth. Hospital College yell: "Pe-leg, pe- leg, pe-lag-rah." Vv nat a boon to America is tne cap. itel of Khode lslanu- everyday you hear of some one being saved uy tne hand of Providence. 1 think my gas stove was out with the other sports last nignt. it was HALF LAT this morning. Into the doctor's office came A man who walked as if quite lame. "Oil, sir." he cried, "don't treat me cruel, Go easy while you cut out my fuel." "Mrs. Elizabeth Askero of Tampa says that the Suffragettes will win their flgjat in Aie Senate.' Ocala Banner, xf you Bhould Askme, 1 'Mould say women never fight, but 1 might condescend to say that they of the female gender will undoubted ly come out In a victorious manner. from their battle of words. TEN YEARS, AGO IN LAKELAND -Buchanan thought 89 came in 5 minutes ahead of time but his water, was 4 hours slow. FIVE YEARS AGO IN LAKELAND Man was arrested for striking an attitude. A NEW JOKE ON BRANE Is Mistaken for a Minister Te'ls He is a Broker the Arcadia News, always temper ate and well-balanced, has the follow ing pertinent observations, which it would do many persons good to take to heart: "One ot the great troubles wijjh. the world today is that there are not enough conservative people. The wcjrld is made up largely of people who are always right and the other fellow always wrong. After careful observation of more than two score years, we have become thoroughly convinced that there are few times, indeed, where all the virtue is on one side of a proposition that may be pre sented. This applies in religion, poli tics and business, and hits you, and you and you and hits many of you mighty hard." Washington, D. C, Jan- 30. Rep resentative Herbert J. Drane of Lakeland, about whom a clipping from a Mew York paper recently went the rounds of the Florida press referring to him as having the look of a scholar, tells a better story oa hiiEBelf. He was walking through the lobby behind the house chamber when a fellow-member of Congress stepped and asked: "Excuse me, please, but are you a minister?" "Oh. h , no," responded the ministerial looking member from Lakeland. "I am a real estate and.in surance broker by profession and a member f Congress by election." AUCTION SALE Of Household Goods and Furniture, Next Saturday at 2 P. M. As follows: Dining Table, 6 dining room chairs, side board, buffet, Hoos ler Kitchen Cabinet, 2 library tables, 4 porch screens, porch swing, brass bedstead and springs, walnut bed stead, walnut dresser with large plate mirror, 2 walnut chairs, mattresses, couch, upholstered rocker, art squares, rugs, bed linen, dishes, China, kitchen utensils, etc. Sale will be held in vacant store in Raymondo Building. 110 South Kentucky avenue. B. H. HARNLY; Auctioneer. Phone 486 Blue 7153 Three years ago and more The Huns started' this cruel war For forty years they have prepared; The Nation's treasure they" have not spared. impoverishing its people, heedless of their cries Piling up ammunition and war supplies. Exhausting its manhood in military training in' guns and warships constantly gaining; Raising huge armies to make conquest sure, Prussianism waB preached under the guise of Kultur A spy system they spread all over the globe, To dominate the World was the German hope. Corrupting civilization with intrigue and fraud, Thru pernicious diplomacy dominion they sought. They plotted against mankind like robbers and knaves To usurp their posessions and to make of them slaves. The Kaiser cast lots like Hamad of old 1 When to attack small nations and plunder their gold. He thought he would take unprepared nations by surprise And force them to submit to' his crimes and his vice. 1 will ruin you, Belgium Altho having assured her of defense; I will ruin you Belgium If yotf don't let me thru to France. Pity! Cried Belgium, Kaiser awake, t ; ;"T ' Our Country we would give you But our Honor is at stake. The Kaiser, he answered with fire and shell; Honor to me Is a mere bagatelle. . Brave Belgium, she said, "If honor be naught to thee, Ruin me, you may, but a traitor I'll not be a. It may be fatal but we will try,. For our honor we shall fight, for ou honor we will die, If honorable Nations but assistance give I pray thee O! Nations let honor live. Bring honor back to life nor count the cost If honor be dead the World is lost." Great art thou O! Belgium tho naught is left Impoverished thou are but not of honor reft; Folly and dishonor, who denies? Are the German plots and the German spies. To annihilate France, her fruit devoUr To subdue England, and destroy her power; Consume their labor with their riches waxed These Nations conquered then Ame ica next. Thus was the Reichstag advice To make America pay the price; A price we will pay in treasure and blood; The Kaiser we will drive to the land 0f Nod. The Kaiser will tremble as we ring the bell; America has sounded his funeral knell. In this war in which we bleed, In which our sons fall like seed, We are making a sacrifice sublime To avenge the World of German crime. ' ' - , r ; It certainly was the hand of fate That placed Woodrow Wilson in the Chair of State. O! God, in your mercy give him life and might Thou knowest he loyeth peace and abhorred this fight But to protect humankind and assert its right, He called us to the colors and bade us fight. Fighting, we shall, until humanity Is free And the World is made safe for Democracy. One word more If America be wise She must be faithful to her Allies ,' . Whate'er the need of our ally 1 If by saving need be, we must auppl And whate'er their difficulties be Press on with them to victory . , , To this we muBt every thought and action bond That peace be crowned with victory in the end. , . M. AGRESS. This is the Boys' Store Lakeland, Fla., Jan. 26, 1918. i YOU can sit right down and rest easy on this proposition. Everything for boys' wear and the same care and attention has been expended on it as in our clothing for men. The first long trousers are a turning point in the boy's life. Here tha turn is made in an easy natural way because these first long trousers are made special izes in boys' clothing. HeV studied the fort and !aft, long and short sides'of the proposition". Result, these troutcrg look right, foelight and are right. Shoes for boys as well as for men. : Lakeland's Bert Clothe 8 hep Phone 243 t Drane Bulling RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT Lakeland Lodge No. 45,' Knights of Pythias, Lakeland, Fla., Jan- 22nd, 1918. Whereas, Almighty God, in His in; finite wisdom, has taken from our midst the infant son of our esteemed brother, A. C. Armstead; Resolved, That bowing in humble submission to this alLwise Provi dence, we hereby express our sincere sympathy to our brother and his family in this their sad bereave ment; and that a copy of these reso lutions be sent to the family, a copy be given to the daily papers for pub lication, and a copy be spread upon our minute book. H. G. SNOOK. J. R. BOULWARE, ROBT. THOMPSON. Committee. IN THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUV TY. KATE WHIDDEN VS. WILLIAM 0 WHIDDEN. BILL FOB DIVORCE. It appearing from the affidavit of counsel for the complainant in the above stated cause that the defendant, William 0. Wild den, is a resident of the State of Florida: that he has been absent more than sixty days, and that he conceals himself so that the pro cess of the court cannot be served upon him; and that the said William 0. Whidden is over the age of 21 years. Now, therefore, upon consideration of the foregoing affidavit, it is ordered, adjudged and decreed that the defendant, William 0. Whld den, be and he hereby is required to appear to the bill in this case filed on or before the 4th day of March, A. D. 1918, at the court house in Bartow, Florida, or in default there of, the allegations of the bill will be taken as confessed. It is further ordered that this order of publication be published in the Lakeland Ev ening Telegram once a week for four con secutive weeks prior to the said 4th da; of March, 1918. Done and ordered at Bartow, Florida, the 29th day of January, A. D. 1918. Witness my handand official seal at Bar tow, Florida, the date aforesaid. J. A. JOHNSON, (SEAL) Clerk of the Circuit Court. E. TUCKER, SR., Plaintiff's Attorney. 1-30 4wE T Sr Wed 7155 "vt. t A new library, tor the use of ne groes was dedicated In St Petersburg New Tear's Day. Prn,1rlvn ,M ' V TUnHats arfl to dedicate a new temple on Third ave nue. Tampa Is going after that 136,000, 000 shipbuilding plant with the true Tampa spirit afsasMaafsi' MANY NEW THINGS IN EMBROIDERED GOODS ARE TO BE FOUND AT Art Metcllewcfk Parbrs Also Knitting Needles and Cro chet Hooks, Crochet and Embroid ery material of all kinds. Phone 176 Green Beauty Shop MANICURING SHAMPOOING Etc. Room 106, Dyches Bldg, Phon 273 Unbeatable Shoe Values New Winter Styles Special for Men i 4 Leather WORK SHOES, with Leather Inner Soles, at $2.75 and -$1.85 STETSON, worth $12 if bought at present factory quotations; 1 Lot Bys GUN METAL Dress our price $5.95 1 Lot JUST RIGHT Shoes; form- Shoes, sizes up to 5, at.. $3.09 Specials erly $6.00; closing out at. .$3.95 0n Ladies' and Girls' Fashionable coots mat you cannot anora io RALSTON, HOWARD and miss at --$2.85 to $9.85 FOSTER; Genuine $9, $10 and Values that Will not dis $11 Shoes; going at $7.85, $6.85 appoint you, prices that and $6.00 you appreciate, at The Straw Shoe Store The Piece to Btiy Yer ftbeee. I ! 1 Can You Save $5 ,00? Then Lend it to UNCLE SAM The United State Government hat made It possible for tnoee of the email, est means to lend money In an effective way namely by means of War Loan Savings Certificate.. r f,: These Stamp and Certificate are now on sale In Lakeland and Irrespec tive of hew It may affect savings bank deposits, the facilities of this bank are at th disposal of tha Government and publlo in (he furthering of their sale. ,.'1 Thrift Stamp may be purchased as low as 25c each, and 14.12 deposited now will- buy a 15.00 U. 8. Government War Loan Certificate. ' ti (1A capital: sioo.ooo.oo 'l WiiVh-". jC SURPLUS $50,000.00 FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF LAKELAND C J. W. BMESS MORRIS t MUNN liiln nil if T r ii fit - imifF-nif ' tttvt- 1 exclusive ngenu T . , '.r " """"iu"' Also, I frei In th northwest eorn- of tnii .. and whether or not contracts should, w?4 of ne or md wctton i. toAT t! u o4 MMU' . uuuureu. i m Bay inai sucn con- iWtewtj t mit .i th. 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