THE EVENING TELEGRAM, LAKELAND, FLA., MONDAY, MAY 13, 191S
The Evening Telegram
Published very afternoon from Tho Telttrim
Building, Lakeland, Fla. Enterod In th pert
Dfflce at Lakeland. Fla., u mall natter of the
M. F. HETHERIN6T0N, EDITOR.
One Year .
Blx Month! .
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"The water is fine," says the Tri
bune. It's good to be able to look
at things that way, being as that's
about all a fellow can get to drink.
Every person should study up on
flag etiquette and learn how to treat
tho colors with proper respect
Through ignorance or indifference,
many do not do so.
We're waiting, more or less pa
tiently, for that big Polk -county
melon we know some friend is going
to bring in to us eftsoon.
Catts has just gotten back from an
extensive trip through the North and
West. He ought to take these trips
often and make them long of dura
tion. They're good for him and the
The total eclipse of the sun on June
8th has been postponed one hour, but
we have learned patience by waiting
for amateur performances to start-
hence, we'll just munch peanuts and
read the program till Old Sol gets
ready to pull off his stunt.
It will be easier to stay at home
this summer, since we will not be
wooed by the seductive railroad fold
er picturing beauty spots which wheu
we reach them bear the same resem
blance to their description as the pic
tures in the seed catalogue do to the
somewhat dubious looking vegetables
we get from our garden. That's one
'evil government management of rail
roads has eliminated, anyhow.
A HUMORLESS PEOPLE
WOMAN'S FOUR DUTIES
THE LONG ARM OF MERCY
(By Dr. Frank Crane.)
The Red Cross is the Long Arm of
It is the kindness of mankiud or
In man Is an angel and a devil, a
Dr. Jekyil and Mr. Hyde. The Red
Cross is the good, aroused, energized
to thwart the bad.
It is the best antidote we know to
the bane of war.
There are other charities, more or
less helpful. The Red Cross is the
mightiest of all charities, the love and
pity of all men made supremely efficient.
If, as Emerson said," Sensible men
and rnnaclenHnua men all over the
world are of one religion," this is the j that God's hand has visibly prevailed,
expression of that religion. tnouSft muituatea ana outraged worn-
The Red Cross is humanity united en weeP 111 pum anu ranee, anu
harmless homes or Kngiana mourn
in service. ' ,
It asks no man's opinion; only his
Black or white, friend or foe, to
the Red Cross there is no difference;
it. only asks: "Who is suffering?" And
to him it goes.
The Red Cross is so efficient that
governments recognized it; so pure in
its purpose that whoever wishes well
his fellow men, desires to help it; so
clean in its administration that the
most suspicious can find no fault in it.
The Red Cross not only seeks to
alleviate the cruelties of war; it Is
the expression of those human senti-
Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, in connec
tion with her work as the head of the
"God's hand has visibly prevailed." Woman's Committee of the National
Council of Defense, is maKing au
dresses in many sections of the coun
In New Orleans a few days ago, Dr.
Shaw spoke to a large audience on
the subject of what women are ex
pected to do In the way of war work,
and she seems to have had a cor
rect comprehension of the situation
judging from the following:
"After a careful reading of the
newspapers which mirror the public
sentiment of the nation," said Dr.
Shaw, "and after consultation with
the heads of the various departments
in Washington, I have come to the
conclusion that there are only four
things which are expected of the
t'women in this war.
"The first is to furnish the enthusi
asm which will send our men to bat
tle. The second is to smile as we
vatch them go; and to keep the home
f.res burning when they have gone,
whether there's coal for the ires or
not. The third is to keep business
perfectly normal to buy somethings,
but not to buy too many things not
to upset the equilibrium of trade by
hysterical abstinence from new
clothes. And the fourth thing !s to
watch the larder and mix all kinds of
ngredients that we have never heard
of before and then to make the men
ea,t the result.
"If I had my way there would not
b) a grain of wheat eaten in this
country until thoe on !ie other side
bad what they needed, hut it goes
hard with me M eat johnuvcakf; made
nurti1 of Mason and Dixon i line
Dr. Shaw spoke in high terms of
the work the women are really doing
to help win the war. Clearwater Sun.
(By Kenneth L. Roberts.)
This is a horrible example of what
can happen to a nation or to an indi
vidual that has been deprived of all
mouth and fall in a fit if anyone dared
The Kaiser is a thick, conceited
egomaniac who would froth at the
to laugh at him. A thick, conceited
person is without a sense of humor.
If he had one, he would realize the
absurdity of his own thickness and
Similarly, the German people are
thick and conceited. They have stuffed
themselves with rich foods and self
adulation for so many years that they
are slow-witted fat-headed. They
are furious when they are laughed at.
They never laugh at themselves.
Whatever they say is sound; what
ever they do is right. So far as they
are able to discover, there is nothing
about themselves to provoke mirth.
That's why it is that neither the
Kaiser nor the German people see
anything laughable in the statement
! aerial bombs
THE LAUGHING CHILDREN
The blessed babes keep laugniug
through the crises growu-up
The children go on hplaying thoug
Earth's holocaust impend;
They know no apprehension touching
future woe or weal,
But take, each day, sans question,
what their childhood gods may
And ,oh, how glad and grateful should
we be that it is so!
How much we need their laughter
and the frivoling of them!
With such to help we're leaving off
the cerements of woe;
With them to cheer, the turgid flood
of warfare we shall stem.
Give thanks then for the children and
the surcease children bring,
We romp with them, then fearlessly
we buckle to our task.
And when we win as win we must
if while we fight we sing-
God's blessing on the children who
have saved us, we may ask.
Strickland Gillllan in Farm Life,
LOST Saturday night, a gentleman's
cameo pin. Reward if returned to
B. 0. Jeffcott, or this office.
FLORIDA ROOSTER DAY JI NK 1ST
Miss Minnie M. Floyd, Assistant
State Home Demonstration Agent.
University of Florida Extension Di
vision, United States Department of
Agriculture co-operating, says:
Sell, kill, or confine every rooster
by June 1.
Buy for Cash You'll
lest at Moore't
Chairs are being made of paper,
wlsted and re-enforced with steel
Cheerful Charlie says
"Silk shirts are stronger this
season than ever, not In fab
ric but In popularity." Prices
$5 to $10. V
Crepes, soisettes, Madras
and percale from plain col
ors to rainbow stripes.
Prices $1.50 to $4.
Our Resident Buyer says he
has sent us what la consid
ered in New York the ch do
ered in New York the choice
He sure went the limit In
M ISM I -
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Lakeland's Beat Clothea 8hop
Phone 248 Drane Building
Produce infertile eggs and help
ments that some day will put an endiFlorlda save 220'000-
to war. rwa marKew
i .i.. i i 9 ,-4.,i eggs annuany, o
tc overcome the impulse of hate.
If they didn't realize it before, peo
ple who witnessed the battalion drill
at Fort Meade yesterday afternoon
know now that the Polk County
Home Guards is no joke. The men
who compose thp organization are
representative men of their respective
communities, and they are better
trained than many units of tlvj Na
tional Guard were before the war be
gan. The organization will be of in
estimable value in case of trouble that
may -arise at any time; and the slm
rle fact that such a body of trained
men are ready for Instant service will
go far towards keeping down trouble
per cent of these
spoil because fertile.
This year these
It is mercy's co-operation strug
gling against war's rivalries.
It is the one society in which everv jls $220,000 worth trying to save?
spoiled fertile eggs are worth $220,000.
Some comment has been occasioned
by the statement that the Home
Guard is under the same regulations
as the National Army. This means
that It is under the same regulations
as to discipline, but not as to service,
lhe Home Guard is purely a State or
ganization and the Federal govern
ment has no jurisdiction over it. It
could not be called to service in an
other State or into a foreign country.
The organization is what its name im
pliesa home guard and its service,
should necessity for such arise, will
be confined to the vicinity in which
11 is located. For instance, the Polk
County Home Guards are primarily
for the preservation of order and pro
tection of property in Polk county
but in case of an emergency that could
cot be handled by local forces, they
might be ordered to some other point
in bouth Florida. But no one has
power to order them beyond the con
fines of this State.
man, woman and child should be en
rolled; for it knows no sects, no
prejudices, no protesting opinion ; the
human being does not live that does
not feel that the starving should be
fed, the sick tended and the wounded
Majestic and divine is this Long
Arm of Mercy; It finds the fallen on
the battlefield, it brings the nurse and
the physician to the victim in the hos
pital; it leads the weeping orphan to
a home; it feeds the starving, cares
for the pest-smitten whom all others
abandon, and pours the oil of help and
fpity in to the bitter wounds of the
Where a volcano has wrought deso
lation in Japan, or a flood in China,
or a hurricane in Cuba, or a famine
in India, or a plague in Italy, or rav
aging armies in Poland, Serbia or
Belgium, there flies the Red Cress,
the angel of God, whom the fury of
men cannot banish from the earth;
and to the ends of the earth, over all
the ways of the Seven Seas, wher
ever Is human misery, there is extend
ed, to bless and to heal, its Ions Arm
MANY OF ALLIES I
ENLIST IN ARMY
BROTHERS 'OVER THERE',
GIRL TWINS WANT TO GO
New York, May 13. Lucile and
Genevieve Baker, nineteen-year-old
twins, of Brooklyn, are not satisfied
wmi Having iwu UIUIUCIO u, ci i
there." They presented themselves
at-the Barge Office with the request i
that they be enlisted in the coast
The farmers of Florida lose each
year large sums of money because of
improper methods of producing and
handling eggs. One-third at least of
this loss is easily preventable. It is
due to the partial hatching of fertile
The eggs laid by a hen may be
either fertile or infertile, depending
upon whether or not the male bird
has been allowed to run with the fe
male. A fertile egg is one in which
the germ has been fertilized by the
male bird. Except for this process of
fertilization, the male bird has no in
fluence upon the eggs which the hens
lay. Egg production is equally great
in flecks from which roosters are ex
cluded. A fertile egg does not keep as well
as an infertile one because the fer
tilized germ responds more readily
to high temperatures than the Jnfer
tilized one. It is impossible to hatch
an infertile egg or to cause a blood
ring to form in one. Such eggs are
much more likely to reach the table
in good condition and there is much
less spoilage in shipments composed
entirely of them than in mixed ship
ments of fertile and infertile eggs.
After the hatching season, there
fore, the male birds should be cooked,
scld, or confined. In approximately
14 days after this all the eggs laid by
the hen will be Infertile. These can
bf. marketed much more successfully
j under the adverse conditions that fre
jquently prevail in the hot summer
Rules for handling eggs on the
Heat is the great enemy of eggs,
Lieutenant L. C. Farwell explained j botn fertlle and infertile.
j Farm women are urged to follow
I these simple rules, which cost noth
ing but time and thought and will add
dollars to the poultry yard returns:
that they were not using women to
guard piers and warehouses just yet
But the twins refused to consider
themselves formally rejected until
similar assurances had been given by
Captain Garden, commanding officer.
They left the office disappointed, but
hopeful of going to France as govern
ment telephone operators or stenog
1. Keep the nests clean; providing
one nest for every four hens.
2. Gather the eggs twice dally.
3. Keep the eggs in a cool, dry
room or cellar-
4. Market the egg? at least twice a
Foreign-Born Men, Living In United
States, Rush to oClors Two
Jacksonvile, Fla., May 13. The
United States being privileged to en
list citizens of allied nations in the
regular and national armies, ' many
foreigners ' are' continually applying
for enlistment and a large number
are now serving in the fighting forces
"Over There." In this class the Brit
ish and French predominate, but
there is a sprinkling from other na
tions that gives headquarters for re
cruiting a decided cosmopolitan at
mosphere at times. A good percent
age of those enlisting from Tampa,
Key West and other Florida cities in
which cigars are manufactured are
Cubans, who wish to fight for the
United States In appreciation of the
freedom given them in the Spanish
American war. 1
Last "week Robert Ramsay of Delray,
a 50-year-old Briton, who served In
an Indian rebellion and the Boer war,
enlisted in the British army for spe
cial service. "I have done my bit for
England in two wars and lost my son
at Ypres in 1914," said Mr. Ramsey,
but I am still anxious to give what
little there is left, including my life,
to my own country and the United
At the same time Melvin O. Dills,
a 19-year-old boy from Sebastian,
went to the field artillery after hav-
lug voluntarily undergoing a trying
surgical operation in order to become
eligible for enlistment. "The oper
ation didn't hurt me a little bit,"
said the boy," for I thought of noth
ing but the time when I should get out
of the hospital and enter the army of
Florida continues to make records
in enlistments the showing for May to
date being double that for April for
The volunteer call is for men be'
tween 18 and 21 and 31 and 41 years'
and those desiring to enlist should
apply to the nearest recruiting sta-
tions, their postmasters or traveling
recruit agents of the army.
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