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THE EVENING TELEGRAM,' LAKELAND, ELA WEDNESDAY,, FEB. Utf The Evening Telegram Published every afternoon from The Telegram Building, Lakeland, Fla, Entered In the postoffice at Lakeland, Fla, as mail matter of the second class. ( M. F. HETHERINGTON, EDITOR One Year $5.00 'Six Months 2.50 Three months 1.25 Delivered anywhere within the lim its of the City of Lakeland for 10 cents a week. THE LAKELAND NEW8 A weekly newspaper giving a resume of local matters, crop conditions, eounty affairs, etc. Sent anywhere for $1.50 per year. Qtt0)CI0380888(8BfDQ 0 MEMBER OF THE ASSOCI- O O ATED PRESS' , O O The Associated Press Is exclu- O Q slvely entitled to the use for re- O O publication of all news credited 0 O to It or not otherwise credited D 0 In this paper and also the local CI 0 news published herein. All rights O tt of republication of special dis- 0 tt patches herein are also reserved. 0 00000000000000000 FLORIDA IN FEBRUARY In the Florida woodlands today Na ture is already busy with the world old miracle of the resurrection. The evergreens, type of the . Immortal, show little change, but deciduous .trees and shrubs are quickening un der the pressure of the new wine of life that shoots upward from the warming earth. Strange little flow ers, mostly snowy and star-shaped, peep shyly from out the covering of last year's decadent leaves. Every where the violet paler and more shrinking than its city cousin light ens the earth's brown carpet with its modest blue. There is a riot of yel low jasmine, its trumpet-shaped blos soms showering down at every breath of wind from the festoons its vines have formed as they leaped from shrub to tree, until they crown the forest's tallest king. The fragrance of jas mine mingles with pungent odors, of baffling origin but known to all lovers of the woods clean, earthy smells, aromatic scents of unknown shrubs perfumes manufactured through pro cesses of Nature's perfect alchemy. Everywhere is life renewed or renew ing. The feel of spring is vaguely in th.e air; the skies are of cerulean blue, their every vagary of shade or vapor ous shadow reflected in the limpid waters of, the lakes. Decay and death are vanishing be fore the onward march of life. The sere and yellow leaf is hidden almost In a day by the upspringing plant or riotous vine. The somber tones of brown are giving place to a universal symphony in green. As we view the fallen monarch of the woods, which stood for centuries as one of the pil lars of "God s first temples," now yielding sustenance to flower, and vine, and budding shrub, we are re minded of the words: "Lo, all grow old and die But, see again, how on the faltering footsteps of decay ' Youth hastens on, ever gay and beautiful Youth In all her beautiful forms." Wavelets Fro m The Peep C, Green Those straw hats went back to the shelf in quick order. Out in California they say "Vive la belle France-cisco!" THE KAISER MET THE DEVIL chaTrmanfl however, of the southern commercial congress, he has done very much toward brining to the at tention of the investing 'world the al most unparelleled natural wealth of the sduth, much of it still inviting de- He has shown a most in- The Kaiser met the Devil in an agi tated way and the Devil stopped his prodding just to hear what Bill would say. ' Rill nnnrnnr-herl him nnlfp mn. Veloptnent. tritely, for he wanted something mat Personal knowledge of the done he would make his endeavor to BOurces of tnis weaitn. enlist him with the Hun. So he said, "My dear good Satan, I'm in trouble, I'm afraid; if we do not work together, sure as hell, my .grave is made. I have worried and I've wondered, and the Huns stand When you sit down to the table and in dismay, when they hear the prep eat HUNGARIAN goulash, IRISH po- aratlons over in the U. S. A. tatoes, FRENCH peas, SPANISH mackerel, ENGLISH Plum pudding, RUSSIAN caviar, ITALIAN spaghet ti, drink a SCOTCH highball and smoke an EGYPTIAN cigarette, you feel like you had been around the world some. Farmer in Dover last week lost his wife and all over his farm were the imprints of where he had TRACTOR. Does a man have to turn, off a fau cet to stop a "flowing" beard? Cold weather causes-'the atmos-fear in some people. "My face is my fortune", Was her retort But he didn't look at it Her skirt was so short. Telegram, Feb. 4. She sure had a fortune It's plain as can be And evidently he was. interested In the leg acy. I. M. Innocent. The grand old fighter, John L. Sul- livanj lias dropped off the pugi-LIST. TEN YEARS AGO IN LAKELAND 8d hit a freight car filled with watches and was behind time. " 'V! " FIVE YEARS AGO IN LAKELAND Man that was loaning everybody wood during, a, shortage lived on the trail of the foan-somepine.";? A VERY BAD SITUATION "The coal situation is getting very accuse, isn't it?" asked ma, as she looked over the morning paper. "Yes," said Peggy. " was reading has made these known in a desirable way, and by his practical suggestions has point ed out the best means of development, and very safely promised substantial success and prosperity to those who engagedin such endeavors. When a man has thus devoted to a large section of the country as many years pf hard and intelligent labor as has Senator Fletcher to the south, he has the clear, right, in retiring from office, to compare present con ditions with those which existed when his work began. With even his genius for assembling statistics full of meaning. Senator Fletcher would be hard put to it even to mention all of the things which he has fostered and which- have gone to make the south the greatest empire it now un doubtedly is, marching steadily to a wonderful progress. He will doubt less leave this to others who have benefited by his labors. He has, how ever, the intense satisfaction of know ing that his own beautiful state of (Florida has been a beneficiary and a participant in many of the good things which his efforts have brought i about. Railroads of an unusual na ture and surface roads of excellent quality built; chanals constructed, vast areas of swamp lands drained and put into cultivation. . producing foodstuffs of all kinds for the support of vast numbers, splendid provision "I had thought that Gott was with me, but of late He's hard as bone, so I've come for your assistance and we'll oust Him from His throne. Now dear Satan, won't you help ' me? We're a team that would work well, and when "the awful war is over we'll own Heaven, Earth and Hell. "I surely am disgusted with the Gott up in; the skies, instead of help ing me He's helping the Allies. Just say the word and I'll abide; you come along, but I'll decide; and to night at just eleven, I'll call out a string of Zeppelins and we'll make a raid on Heaven". All .this while old Satan wondered. Scratched his head and then he pon dered. When he found his equilib rium, after Bill had gotten through, he addressed Bill Hohenzollern in these words, sever and true: "You're a dirty, low-brow ingrate; you re the worst l ever knew; you are dippy, talking flighty, and to win your greatest blunder you would wreck your God Almighty. mnriA fnr rno annnmmnriatifin nf onf. that you had a regular call, and some , . .... , , . . , , r. . . fering. thousands who visit that state . , . ,,lto recover their health and enjoy its Bill, you'll gea a fall. And this fall !,,,,. .' visability and possibility of which he has advocated, carried, under another administration, to successful comple tion, to the upbuilding of that sec tion of the country which he has seri-v ed so well. Nashville Tennessean. ' BLEW TP THE STOVE is not for distant; it is coming sure as hell, for the Allies have your meas ure and they'll fix you good well. "You have stooped to the lowest level; you have broken every rule; all the world is now against you, you're a great bjg jackass fool. "I don't like your talk of methods; I'm the Devil, that is true, but you've wrecked and butchered millions and I have no use for you. "Look at Belgium, poor, bleeding Belgium; look at France and England, too; all because you had a notion that the world you could subdue. "For punishing, I've a reputation, but I've watched you all the while; and for downright, onery meanness delightful climate and thousands of other things of great moment accom plished. What point in the old world now rivals Florida as a place of de lishlful winter resort! May the sena tor himself live long enough to see many other great enterprises, the ad- The cold weather at Jackson, Miss, among other difficulties caused stoves to blow up and J. W. Tucker well known here among the sufferers. The following from the Jackson paper ex plains it: Sunday was a day to be hold in memory, and not in happy memory either, for it was one of the coldest and most disagreeable days ever ex perienced In Jackson. ' In several of the churches the ser vices were cut short because of thu intense cold weather, and inability to get the places o worship comfort able, and visiting was negligible, peo ple both young and old finding the chimney corners more comfortabla than the streeas. The drug stores had good business for they had provided large coal stoves, that cast a glowing welcome which visitors were nothing loath to take advantage of and while enjoying Ihe warmth bought hot drinks, cigars, cigarettes, etc., to heat up the inne: n.an. Most of the casualties consisted of the blowing up of water backs in kitchen stoves, in some instances do ing considerable damage, but not of a nature that could be collected from insurance companies, as the compan ies have no insurance against blow ups on account of freezes. J. W. Tucker had a range blow up early Sunday morning, caused by an e-xplosion of the water back, which was frozen and exploded when heat vas applied. Mr. Tucker, when asked tho damage said: "Well, I hardly known, but I do know that my range was blown to smithereens just a few minutes before the breakfast bell was due to ring. The water back explod ed and the range was shattered, soni'.; - 1 1 I'f 1 1 i fla Lb pti ov " ' F I R 8 T. fc C O M F O ..3 tn Talk about the "freedom of rvtt the seas" the freedom of I " t Russia, the freedom of the - j ta Armenians, but do you real. t o ize this war has made free, f" Wv, dom for the feet? V r- - Do you realize the army shoe L- has revoluntionized the whole idea of shoe construction? t Now the comfort of your feet l... , . . . . . IS me Tim essential, style and ' looks been tampered are. still here in from $6 up.' have not withthey our shoes V 4jrv;. Oh Lakeland's Best Clothes Shop Phono 243 Big Double Show s Drane Building ct 1 t:- z of it going through the walls, a:ie fcrr flass windows were smashed tue breakfast was blown so ha-welJ ; nuainst the ceiling that we have ty are j et gotten it down. Our cook m of tla standing by the range at the tirtome f but escaped unhurt physicall;' fend ill was badly shaken up mentally. I sc'J tie tbc remains of the $65 range (;la. LI $1.50." bs cot i a t;: FOB KENT Housekeeping roou'l. ; modern. 610 North Florida. G : Stoner. 71!ays is ina c: s ti nt tz: Thursday ' Picked up t "Booster Edition" of a Florida paper' the other day, expect lrg to And some boost for the' com munity in which It was published. It was there a column and a liitlf of tcost, the other 46 1-2 columns be lng paid write-ups. That edition may he very valuable to the townjn which it was published, but we doubt It. In fact, we don't think it will be of any great' value to anybodv ex cept the "specialists" who use the paper as a means of getting the mer chants to stand and deliver. We be l'eve any newspaper makes a mis take when it ties up with the adver tising schemer who comes to Florida to work the people for a little easy jnaney. where Mr. Stomorrow. the fuel dom- onstrator, is trying to get coal from you liave the DevU sklnnea a mlle- the minds." "But the paper says there is a short age of anthrax coal," interrupted ma, and that we should use voluminous coal." "Not 'voluminous.' ma," corrected Peggy, "buytoomany' coal!" "I don't care what they call It," said ma, ." you can't get any, anyhow. It's Just too aggregating for words. A pound of sugar or a hod of coal today is worth more than all the wealth of the ancient inkstands." , . "Who wer,e them?" asked Peggy. "Them was Indians as used to live down in Texaco," ma told her. "It does look as if this would never ter- iminal." "It will be terrible if the Russians continue their armature with the Ger mans, wouldn't it, ma?" "Oh, he's a terrible, terrible man," sighed ma. "Whom is?" asked Peggy. V "Why," said ma, as she went to get dinner, "who but the geyser?" Joe Toye in the Bost Post. "All the fire and the brinmstone, all the groans and shrieks of hell, you hae equalled and surpassed them and you know it mighty well. "Now, Kaiser Wilhelm, listen: you'll not finish fwhat you've started; the Hohenzollern family and throne will soon have parted. "You heard from President Wilson, he told you what he'd do, but you thought he was only bluffing, now you know he's coming through. Qver there they're training soldiers, and oh, my God, how they can fight! They'll get your dirty carcass be cause they're fighting for the right. "when the bugle call is sounded, you will have no time to pray, for they're coming on in millions they hall from U. S. A." Ex. That line A. H. T. cigar flavor makes one forget these wheatless, meatless days. Try one today. 6833 Church notices state that a ser mon will be preached next Sunday on "Hell." As we just sat down where someone had turned over our paste pot and got a ton of dough ground into the equator of our best and only pair of breeches, we know all about it without hearing that sermon. Tallahassee Record. and 66 4 toner It, wit rill t: he ci: 8 ssr ins g : Jght tthe I I JtOVEB? THERE" There'! SENATOR FLETCHER Senator Fletcher of Florida, who has served so long and so efficiently as chairman of the southern commer cial congress, finds his senatorial du ties, in this time of war so exacting that he has felt compelled, greatly against the wish of his associates, to give up the chairmanship of the con gress. That he has very faithfully served the entire southern section of the United States in that really great office, alUw,ho have been Interested in the resnlts attained and who have kept themselves informed of the work Senator Fletcher has been per forming will freely admit that it has been great, and accord to him their jBincere gratitude. As a senator, he has represented his state in a very broad way. As Stirring Patriotic Drama Authentic Battle Scenes Superb Acting In Seven Acts The picture of the decade, with the popular song "Over there" A Pathe News Admission Ten and Twenty Cents f Mi Id ar a ha: t to te lot nt re is u t: tonge f, a: (any ihoti !$3CC fire i t De it it )d U I,n rei of i (to; a r do (was ca in Jng -fand Coming Monday Mme. Nazimova In "WAR BRIDES" Can You Save $5. 00? Then Lend it to UNCLE SAM The United States Government has made it possible for tnose of the smart est means to lend money In an effective way namely by means of War Loan Savings Certificates. These Stamps and Certificates are now en sale lit Lakeland and Irrespec tive of how it may affect savings bank' deposits, the facilities of this bank 'are at the disposal of the Government and publio In the furthering of their sale. a Thrift 8tamps may be purchased as fow as 2So each, and $4.12 tjepesftetf now will buy a $94)9 U. 8. Government War Loan Certificate. CAPITAL $100,000.00 SURPLUS $50,000.00 ISMI I ' . RESOURCES OVER ONE MILLION TWO HUNDRED FIFTY . THOUSAND DOLLARS THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF LAKELAND C. M. CLAYTON, President J. W. BRYANT, Vice President MORRIS G. MUNN, Vice President J. R. WEEKS, Cashier c. n. uuoo W. T SAMMON, Assistant Cashier Assistant Cashier Ot st I a ttio 0 .... , following m the property of Earl I. Bu-Tfor Hie Le9 or flews, inwa v narrow. w Lot S tn B. O. Husking ftiMltfs'oa of id, ihls'feth day of January, A. D. 1918. -M..tct v'r-M-yn .i..(!it!ihi rt I rut-.. T.-Pat JOB LOGAN, Sheriff. r army front! Plant City Courier.