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LAND, FLA.. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3 0. 1918
IT PSS BTXXBCQ TBLBtStJUC, ULKB St. Petersburg Man Writes From France of Conditions There St. Petersburg, Jan. 30. A letter has been received by Mrs. Annie B. Estes of this city from her husband, Frank E. Estes, who is in France, giv ing much interesting information In regard to the temperature and gener al conditions of those serving under the government in that locality. Referring to sweaters the letter stated that no more sweaters are is sued by the government to the men but that the wife of one of the officers provided wool and a woman's club made sweaters for every enlisted man in his regiment. The letter contin ues as follows: "Where we are it is not so very cold to judge by the thermometer which has been down to 20 degrees above zero. It is freezing practically all day. The climatef is damp, and some little snow has fallen, although practically none. "The barracks that have been built for the men are not much. They are built after a design that is meant to allow them to be knocked down and set up again. They are frail to keep out the cold. There is no floor in them, and the men are only allowed two small stoves about the size of oil stoves, in a building 100 feet long and about 20 feet wide. You see coal and wood are scarce articles over here. Really the barracks are about as warm I guess as the average French houses. They are a good deal like the homes in some parts of Mexico. Of course to us Americans it seems awful cold when we cannot make the house about 70 degrees. From what I saw in England I judge they keep the houses about like the French; that is so you can see your breath when you get about six feet from the stove. "Gee, you ought to see how scarce lumber is. All boxes and crates are very carefully kept and used as lum ber. They won't let a man have a piece of lumber six inches wide and four feet long under any considera tion. There is practically no lumber in this country. The only timber Is the forests that the government has very carefully planted and raised. ' , "Our men are going to start saw mills and cut out the forests or at least part of them. One of the con siderations is that the roots are to be removed. This is for wood as well as not to have any sprouts. Every twig and branch the size of a lead pencil is saved for wood. "Say, you ought to hear our cooks when they are given fagots to cook with. The cook stoves consist of a sheet iron contraption that looks like two or three bake pans turned up-side down. One cord of wood has to last six days for a company of 25 men. Sometimes I feel sorry for the fel lows when they come around want ing a little over their allowance. Us ually I give them a wheel barrow full, that I had managed to get to gether somehow. You see this is a part of the supply office, the wood as well as everything else is prescribed in a fixed amount. "We often have attached to our regiment other regiments and battal- Lake Mirror House Large, Comfortable and Thorough ly Screened Rooms Hot and Cold Bathe Alio Housekeeping Rooms 1 Block from Depot Special Rates by ths Week W. H. SIMS, Proprietor. ions for work purposes. Sometimes we' have to look after their supplies and it is a job then being teacher. "Our reg'ment raised about $1,200 for a Christmas tree for the French children and orphans of the poor. They had , the tree on the parade ground this afternoon. Was rather cold but not too ecld. It went Qff very well but as is always the case more children came then there were presents for, and they were much disapointed. The regimental par son (chaplain) had charge of the af fair, lie is an Episcopalian minister and was on the French and English fronts in an ambulance company. He is a right nice man. Santa Claus was represented by one of the men in the regiment. He came in a con tractor's dump wagon drawn by four mules. Great big Missouri mules at that! "You see we have In our outfit now a bunch of mules, dump, wagons, wheel scrapers, etc. A regular con tractor's outfit. Have been relieved from duty as a regimental supply of ficer; was told that I had that work in good shape. "Recommended and had approved a hew style of organization to han dlo the business. My successor will have two or three lieutenants to as sist him and will not have as much grief as I did because he takes things in running shape. Held this office from Sept. 4 to Dec. 24 and sure did learn a lot of army methods. '"Well, judging from what I can see the failure of Russia will give the Germans a great many more soldiers than we will be able to place in the field and will also release a great deal of equipment for use against the English and French front as well as the small section our troops have. "Germany will make some heavy charges this year without fail. If she can spread dissention in England and France and particularly in the Uni ted States she will greatly increase her chance of getting peace before she is forced to ask for it. "There Is no doubt of the final out come provided England and France stick until the United States gets ready. The great question is when is the United States going to be ready. The need here is transportation and the things that go with it, that is, locomotives, box cars, rails, motor cars, trailers, cranes and tools for quick construction. Men to labor and place the roads in condition to han dle large quantities of supplies. Must close now. With regards to my friends." i While in Florida See the Ready-to the Seaboard Railway in the Pasco uiiuvaie r County H armsrj ighland Twelve months' growing season, Some crop ready for market every month. Never very hot or very cold, climate healthful. Pasco County Highlands produce vegetables at time nrices are Merriest? rnm. hav and other staples on same Prepared by Business Men of Dade lily; told by aboard on Easy Ti innH later in season, xear-rouna grazinsr: liwi. . fine profits; dairying and poultry raising yield big Oranges and grapefruit of best quality ripen when T?H is greatest and prices are highest. . UCiDani PATRIOTISM? The other night I went to the theater With a lowbrow friend. And the orchestra played "Little Brown Jug." And foe thought It was the National Anthem And he stood up And 1 did too Darn him! A SHORT ACCOUNT The palm for brevity in speech should be awarded to a naval man who testified about the explosion of a gun on a battleship off the Atlantic ecast an explosion wliich had sent him to the hospital for some months. "Tell ua all about it," he was asked at the inquiry in Washington "Well," 'he said, "I was standing be side the gun; there was an awful racket, and then the nurse said, 'Sit up and take this.' " pnU..-9 and business men have pre pared these farms to attract industri ous settlers; the Seaboard Is selling them lo increase its uonnage, and em ploys larm experts to help buyers succeed. Real farms, 4U acres uu -v. emu part of each W deaf.. , house. barn.rell: f-.x ' pigs, down chickens. Near V0 town; good road., gchoola. Zf Price, now gy purchawr. value increases that ir. . Dt t Your Chance is Here to Make Money in Fruit Growing and General Fanning The Seaboard, with tracks covering heart of Florida's farming territory, following policy of extending lines and service in advance of development, is in touch with conditions all over the State. Pasco county was selected by general development department for colonizing because of. unexcelled fertuitr t able condition, and enterpn? operation, of business men nH T " ers of Dade aty, oounty spirit and- aocompltehed' assure newcomer. uccess jr"0 ness from the very start Get the Facts Tcday-Don't Delay; These Faros are Selling Good lands and fine climate are found all over Florida, the wonderful. Wise ly bought land in almost any part will pay well. But iowhere in Florida are conditions more attractive than in Pasco for quick returns from agricul ture and large increases in value. In future Seaboard will offer farm lands In other desirable sections but ntvir will it be able to present greater Tahu than right now ready In Pasco Count Send today for free copy Seabcert Magazine, term, prices, details. Tien see the land yourselt Take advnta of present opportunity to make grew, floor purchases. Write today te B. L HAMNER, General Development Agent Seaboard Air Line Railway Company. 1151 Royster Bid?., Norfolk, Virginia Jacksonville office, 204 West Bay St, Dade City office. Dade City Bank Bflr Howard Curry, Asst. Dev. Agt W. EL HarrUwa, Jr Asa't Dev. Aft! ADDITION CLASSIFIED ADS. FOR SALE On the road to Lake Al. fred and Haines City, one mile from Auburndale, Fla-, fine orange grove, about four acres; good house and barn good place to.' chickens; rural delivery and tele phone; two good wells of water, one in kitchen. Price $6,000; about $100 worth ot hay free for this price. Address Mrs. E. F. Seely, P. O. Box 104, -Lakeland, Fla., o? phone 353. 715G meats and substitutes. They must any advances over the prices now not, at this time, charge prices that j prevailing. It is highly Important, at give them more than a normal aver-jthis thfi pubU(J FOR RENT Three rooms, for light housekeeping. Apply to 401 South Missouri Ave. 7157 WANTED TO BUY Fresh milk cow cheap for cash. Address "Cow," care Telegram. 7158 FOR RENT 75 acres good farm land near city. Long lease, quick action. FOR EXCHANGE For Lakeland property, splendid 140-acre farm, 70 miles S. E. of Chicago. MISS MAY TOMLINSON. 7154 NEW QUESTIONNAIRE Wearlfa Service Pin Irilhonor of theMan In Service One, Two or Three Stars Stevens Jewelry Store Do you crack peanuts with a flat iron? Do you use your overalls for paja mas? Do you look down the barrel of a gun to see if it is loaded? Can you wiggle one ear at a time? Which hand do you button your suspenders with? Have you any conscientious scruples against killing time? What effect did the draft have on ycur feet? Would the fellow who eats with hia knife need more elbow room in tha trench? Do you gargle your soup? Has there been any artillery ac tlon in your family since the cook was fired? Have you had any experience with firearms other that yie poker and tongs? Can you drive a can opener? Have any of your folks been dis appointed in politics? - it so, give plurality. Paris. Kans., Mercury. age margin above cost, and they must distribute meat as is available, with out interrupting the usual flow of sup ply. "I shall, immediately upon notice of violations of this order or upon no tification and evidence that any par ties dealing in meats have not con formed to this order, take immediate steps to prevent them from continu ing .business, and any wholesaler of retailer who is proved to have vio lated this ruling, must hear the con sequences as fixed by the Food Ad ministration. "I shall endeavor to get reports from every section in the state ot Florida which will guide me in judg ment as to whether or not packers or retailers are taking advantage of the temporary scarcity. The public should know that there is no justifi cation for little, if any increase in price, of meat, and the Food Admin istration will criticize very closely themselves duty-bound to report cas es of this kind to my office, and all information received will be appreci ated and held as strictly confidential." The open date for killing coots, geese, brant, black-bellied a golden plover, Wilson snipe, yelli legs, and gallinules in Florida und the Federal game laws expires J: 31. 1918. Persons killing any of t aforesaid game after Jan. 31 are l ble to tTie federal law. KENTUCKY AUTOXSH0P OPP. CASINO THEATRE H. CRIST, Mechanic Let us do your work (Guaranteed) For 75c per hour. I' ZZZZZZZZZZ The following statement issued by Federal Food Administrator, Braxton Beacham, is given to the public for protection against a temporary scar city of fresh meat, which will un doubtedly be felt in Florida Thi3 scarcity will not be due to a lack of supply of live stock, but because of difficulty in transportation. Mr. Beacham's explanations of the condi tions are as follow: iimL a iiib normal tendency 01 such a scarcity would be to advance the price to retailers and consumers out of line with the cost of production. This will not be allowed to happen. The Food Administration has in structed meat packers not to sell at prices representing more than a nor mal average margin above cost, and has instructed the packers to distrib ute such meat as is available at a fair price among customers. "I am endeavoring to see that this order is strictly enforced, and will carefully investigate any reports of an unreasonable advance in price. This does not only apply to the pack ers and wholesale houses, but applies alike to the retailers and dealers in 1 WE OWN THE LAND BlJLr I fr 0 our. "ffenngs-every ne of which we ation rarHi AT We will gladly give additional inform- irl JSaftKSi properties and wi" weIcome fur,her iB flvnA.4i acres f fine onge and grapefruit land five miles north of Lakeland on hard surfaced on terms" Pa,mett' Clearlng- ?2500 W B 40 acres of good trucking land three miles from Auburndale on graded road. X of rail acre'" akC-4-, ,acres 0n asPhalt road three miles from Auburndale, good four-room house and out build ings 125 bearing orange and grapefruit trees several acres of strawberries and Sbbwe 20 acres under fence. witM .-age. 20 .chool house, rural MZrjS. 4CIUJO. D 10 acres on asphalt road 24 miles east nf Lakeland, all plowed and ready for VmLJ Good fence and fair house and bam Ex en Sn ally fine trucking land. This property can be Price6 oV" of ro?; "g condition; five room house, barn! etc a SrfS rs whmem from shipping point Price $3,500 0 Temf 16 F-1 acres in Lakeland on Florida avenue and grapefruit trees which are Jus T cominJ ?JIZ bearing. Price $1,500.00. Terms S iDt G 20 acres of cleared and fenced I South Florida avenue, one m?le frSm town A fine site for a suburban home and citrus fn. grove. Price $5,500.00. Terms H-A lot in Orange Park, the exclusive resi dence section of Lakeland, 50 x 204 feet w grange and grapefruit trees. Price $600 00 I A number of lots 50 x 135 feet in New Dix ieland at $75.00 to $150.00 each, on very easy terms. These lots are high and dry and well located. J 66 acres on one of the prettiest fresh wafer anes in the Highland Lake Region of Polk Coun ty. 10 acres in bearing grove, good six-room house. The finest winter home proposition to oe had in this section. Price $16,000.00. AsVfor detailed information if Interested. K A beautiful location embracing 53 acres, a portion of which is within the corporate limits or. Lakeland. Located on the shores of Lake Hunter, a beautiful fresh water lake which is noted for its scenic beauty and splendid fishing. 17 acres of this property is in old bearing orange trees, which under average conditions will pro duce a crop worth from $3,000.00 to $5,000.00 an nually Ten acres in young budded orange and grapefruit trees which will come into bearing n ,two years. The remainder is an excellent suraivision proposition and can be sold in acre tracts to those desiring a location for a winter nome in an exclusive and restricted community. Property will be sold as a whole for $2k wo.00, or offered separately. As we are the own ers of this property we are in a position to make satisfactory terms to Interested parties. L Five-room bungalow with all modern con veniences, on large well located lot. This house jo r?nnanilcally new and Is a splendid buy a' $2,500.00. Terms can be arranged. M-We own several thousand acres in the Webster Belt" 0f Sumter County. This is tM nest all around general fanning and trucking sec- toflorila. Sold in tracts of from 10 acres up at $25.00 to $40.00 pe acre. Terms $1.00 per acre cash and $1.00 per aero monthly. No inter- jvsit ior illustrated literature. . HtriK vd irZCZ iTIJ a number of 40-acre tracts of both -o- ai a lower price. Don t hesitate to come in ,a t i the above describedVrnZ?PJ ask m t0 ow you any of " ' CJ, citrus and trucWng andsJocatXVf-n,b.er ?f.4-a.cre trac's0,f M which n t k2?2 &,mJlve t0 e'8ht miles from Lakeland, ... v I1UU fll 10yy per acre on terms. We have a few Folding Pocket Maps of -i" or Fior da. will niii , fT TVv . Wi" ,ad,y fllve you one on request FL0A GEORGIA LAND CO. -ww uwisy. LAKELAND, FLA.