THE EVENING TELEGRAM, LAKELAND. FLA., FRlUAY, JULY 12, 191S918
Mrs. Ward, proprietress of the Pos
dice Cafe, has received a card from
,pr son, Clarence, announcing his
iafe arrival in France.
Mr Carl Lundstrom, the door-mak-
fr, has returned from a visit to too
I North, and will be ready to open up
iiiiness Monday morning. He states
that everything is looking prosperous,
I especially around Boston and Nev.
m .T. M. Revnold3 is exneeterl
home Sunday morning from an ex
tended visit at Columbia, C, where
she has been the guest of her daugh
ter. She also visited relatives and
friends at O'Brien, Fla., since leaving
Dr. and Mrs. W. K. Piner have ar-
rived from Indiana to make Lakeland
their future home. They have cot an
nounced their plans yet. Dr. Piner
will preach for Rev. Callahan Sunday
a the morning and evening hours at
the Cumberland Presbyterian church.
Sergeant Leonard Underbill, writ
ing from Fort Barancas, Pensacola,
says: "I am sorry to say that you
will have to stop sending the good
old Evening Telegram for a while,
as I have been transferred into an
oversea battery and will be leaving
very soon for 'somewhere'. Many
good wishes to all."
Mr. J. F. Ferguson, of Naxapater,
Miss., spent last night in Lakeland
the guest of his friend, Prof. R. R.
Gresham. Mr. Ferguson has proper
ty holdings near Fort Meade, an!
went down there this morning to
look over same. He is one of Mis
sissipi's most successful farmers, and
we hope he may decide to locate
Messrs. Fred Benford and Henry
Conibear returned yesterday after
r.oon from a pleasant week's trip to
Tallahassee, which they made in
Henry's car. They left here last Sat
urday afternoon at 4 o'clock and wert
in Gainesville at 12 o'clock that night,
reaching Tallahassee the' following af
ternoon. They were delightfully en
tertained while in Tallahassee by Mr.
and Mrs. J. G. Kellum at their love
17 home, Mrs. Kellum being Mr. Con
ibear's sister. -
The fire whistle has been out of
commission as far as blowing the
number of the boxes is concerned
for a long time, and this morning
an effort was made to fix it. The
new valve is here, but a spring broke
and the apparatus isn't any nearer
fixed than before. The whistle was
being worked on at 11:20 today, at
which time it was sounded for the
purpose of trying it out. The fire
boxes, lines and whistle cost in the
neighborhood of $4,400, and it is re
grettable that the alarm cannot be
permanently fixed so that residents
would have some idea of where a
PLEASE don't bring us any more
Telegrams of the 21st of June and 2nd
of July! We have enough, thank
you. We knew the Telegram was
the best advertising medium in the
orld, hut it beat all previous rec
ords yesterday when we put in a lit
tle three line adv. calling for papers
of that date. We KNOW that Tele
gram advertising pays, and we also
know that our readers treasure up
and keep their Telegrams and value
them highly for we had to dig up
Dickies all morning, and finally put
out the S. 0. S. signal right after
noon, for we had paid out about
eonugh for one day for back copies.
We were glad to get them though,
and give this advice to our readers if
you want to buy anything or sell
anything the Telegram can sure get
results. We know.
THE WOMAN IN THE WEB
The most Stupendous, thrilling se
rial ever produced.
"MY LITTLE BOY"
Produced by an Ail-Star cast, in
Admission 10 and 20 Cents
Wm. S. HART
MAINS MAKE PIAKS
fM BIG M Off
H SELECTS NEXT
Lakeland's Rotary Club will giv
the Polk and DeSoto county eslecU
numbering over 200. who ar
for Camp Shelby, Miss., next Monday
mgnt, a rousing send-off, an piails
having been arranged and 0rfa,.,,.
at a luncheon held by the club at noon
icuay at the Elks Club.
The Rotarians have arranged tn
have the band and the Home Guards
meet the train from Bartow Mnmn.,
night and escort the Selects to the
Elks Home, where they will ba most
nospitably entertained between trains
Speaking, refreshments and music
will form the mode of entertainment.
and committees were appointed todav
to look after each part of the pro
A committee composed of E. E
Lusk, Lieut. L. C. Noyes and Lieut.
C. E. Todd was appointed to go to
Bartow and arrange with the Draft
Board for the detrainment of the men
ifiere between the hours of 8:20, when
the Bartow train arrives, and 10:10
when the train comes in from Tampa.
An Entertainment committee was
appointed, consisting of Dr. W. .
Jrvin, Mr. Guy Tonh and Mrs. Hattte
Logan. A committee was also appoint
ed to arrange for refreshments, this
being composed of Mrs. W. II. Groov
er, chairman; Mrs. B. F. Hines, Mrs.
J. P. Getzen, Mrs. E. J. Kaufman,
Mrs. Bouchard, Mrs. G. V. Mershon,
Mrs. N. A. Riggius, Mrs. W. C. Nor-
well and Miss Maggie Anderson, these
ladies representing each of the
churches of the city.
A committee on publicity was ap
pointed, this consisting of Rev. Wal
lace Wear, Mr. W. J. Merrill and Mr.
G. P. Palmer. Mr. Palmer was also
appointed to furnish cigars for the
men for the evening.
A committee was appointed to have
packages of cigarettes, smoking to
bacco, and cigars for the men, and to
ilook after same, this committee bein;;
composed of Messrs W. S. Moore,
Fred Benford and W. F. Reid. Rev.
Wear's name was added to this com
mittee when he suggested that suit
able souvenirs should be given the
boys on their departure, this commit
tee being appointed to look after this
Speakers for the occasion who will
,be asked to make short talks on thi
occasion will be Judge John S. Ed
wards, Col. Edwin Spencer and Rev.
It has been arranged to reserve the
dining room for the selects, and after
detraining they will be taken immedi
ately tn the Elks' Club and served,
during which time the speeches and
music will be enjoyed.
Th nubile is cordially invited to be
at the Elks Home between the hours
of 8:30 and 10 and assist in giving
the boys a rousing send-off.
20 NEW MEMBERS
MEN INTO ELKS
EAST NIGHT; NEW
DRIVE FOR ANOTHER
100 MEMBERS HAS
Last night Lakeland Elks added
twenty new members to their roll,
that number having been initiated at
last night's meeting. Among those
taken into the Lodge last night was
tapt. William Steitz, who is down
from Camp Wheeler, and who desire.l
to be in the hands of his friends when
be was "put through" instead of hav
ing the ceremonies performed by an
other lodge. After the meeting, a
banquet was served the members.
The recent drive by this organiza
tion for new members resulted In ov
er 100 new members being brought in,
and not satisfied with this high rec
ord. Exalted Ruler W. L. King has
addressed a letter to the members, an
nouncing another drive for 100 mem
bers, ending Sept. 12.
Prof. S. B. Groom
Wedded to Miss Amy Banes
The many friends of Prof. S. B.
firm will be very much interested
to learn of his marriage, which oc
curred on July 6th at Indianapolis,
t,Q ho was united in the holy bonds
of wedlock to Miss Amy Banes, of
o invPiv bride Is the daughter ot
Mr and Mrs. Henry Clay Banes, of
Indianapolis, and the friendship
rinoned into love ana marriage.
hark in their college days, the
happy couple having known each oth
er for years.
formerly taught in tne
Lakeland High school and last year
was a teacher in the schools oi mn.
na While their plans are not Known,
11 IB BU',',,V ' ,
Groom that he recently went norta
to enlist, and his marriage was prob
ably solemnized Just before he wen.
into training. The good wishes of a
nf friends will go who in""
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a long and happily wedded life.
The laymen of the M. E. Church,
a.e arranging for a special meeting,
tuning Sunday, July 14th. We
extend an invitation and urge every
body to come and be with us in mak
ing this a benefit to all. We need
von and you need us.
NOTICE, CO. B. HOME GUARDS!
All members are hereby ordered to
. Armnrv Monday evening.
July 15. to take part in exercises at-
tending departure or
lecu. First call. 7:45. Roll call 8.00.
Recruit drill will be held tonight,
weather permitting, at the usual hour.
L. C. XOYES,
MET ON JUNE 30TH
On account of a slight omission in
the recent account of the U. C. V.
meeting, we herewith reprint the min
utes in full:
Lakeland Camp. No. 1543, U. C. C,
met in the City Hall at 10 o'clock. J.
D. Allen, commander , in the chair.
Meeting opened with prayer by
Comrade Chapman. Roll called and
the following were present: Allen.
Cox, Chapman, Childs, Hutchlngson,
Willoughby, V. W. Stevenson and
Clifford of the S. of V. Comrade
Morgan came in. Minutes of the last
meeting read and adopted.
General Order No. 5 from the Flor
ida Brigade Headquarters in regard to
the reunion to be held at Tulsa, Okla.,
read and placed on file.
Resolutions by the U. D. C. in re
gard to Memorial Day was presented
and read. O.n motion the (!amp ap
proved the action of the U. D. C.'s of
Lakeland, which resolutions read as
W'hereas, certain organizations and
newspapers are advocating the merg
ing of Decoration Day and Memorial
Day for veterans of the war between
the States; and
Whereas, an expression of ouvlew
on this matter will be expected; there
fore, be it
Resolved by the Lakeland Chapter.
U. D. C. No. 791. that while we as
sert our loyalty to the United States
government in this world crisis, and
pray for the union and co-operation
of all parties In securing a righteous
and permanent peace to this world
yet we feel that to agree to the afore
said merger would be a fire-brand
instead of an olive branch, hence in
the interests of harmony we refuse to
favor any change for the' following
First, the partieis -could never agree
on a date;second, they could n
agree on a ritual of burial service:
third, they would not agree on a pro
gram and as years ago the IT. D. C
first inaugurated the practice of dec
orating the graves of Union .vildler
hurled on southern soil, and are still
doing it in Christian charity, we are
satisfied to let well enough alone.
The above resolutions were unani
mously adopted by Lakeland Chapter
U. D. C. No. 791.
On motion, the Invitation of the
committee of arrangements for the
Fourth of July celebration to be held
in this city was accepted.
No further business, the Camp ad
journed with prayer by Comrade Wil
J. D. ALLEN,
C. L. WILLOUGHBY, Adjt.
GILLETT WAS BRINGING
WOUNDED IN WHEN HE
WAS KILLED BY SHELL
D. C. Gillett. who is in Washington
with the committee of twenty-five
Tampa citizens, yesterday wired M.
E. Gillett, of this city, the first au
thentic details of the death in France
recently of Tod F. Gillett, an ambu
lance driver, and prominent in this
ri:v The Tribune at the time of
Mr. Gillett's death carried as full an
dfco'jnt of same as could be secured,
but details were lacking. The lat
ter were supplied In the message re
ceived yesterday, which follows:
"Tod was on duty at dressing sta
tion when word came in from the
adjoining division that four men
badly gassed were out In the field with
no ambulance to bring them in and
asking that one be sent. Tod was
assigned to the work and. with his
assistant, proceeded. They reached
the men. put them in the ambulance
and were returing in a section un
heavy shell fire when a shell ex
ploded by the car. Instantly killing
Tod and seriously wounding assist
ant and men." Tampa Tribune.
WORK OF LAKELAND
Chairman H. C. Stevens of the
Lakeland Red Cross Chapter has re
ceived the following highly compli
mentary letter, relative to the splen
did work being done by the Lake
land Chapter. The letter follows:
"Enclosed find inspection sheets
sheets covering two boxes of work
recently received from your chapter.
"I notice that hese boxes contained
no number. By that I mean Chapter
number. I make the suggestion that
you would flud it a very excellent
policy if you choose to follow it, to
number all boxes sent out from your
Chapter serially, whether they be
garments or surgical work. In case
of loss or damage in transit, it would
be very much more easy on your
part and on ours, to trace the box
so desired, if each box were nmbered.
"SLIP IRRIGATION PADS 21x26:
"Most excellent work. Beautifully
made up every way. Weight exact.
"Please extend commendations to
all those helping to make this excel
lent shipment, and especially words
of commendation to those responsi
ble for the cutting of the cotton.
When all is said and done, the accu
racy of our pads, in weight, depends
entirely upon those persons.
"With sincere good wishes, I re
main, "Very truly yours,
"MRS. ARTHUR G. CUMMER,
"Director Woman's Bureau, Jackson
ville Warehouse. "
To , this letter Chairman Stevens
"No one appreciates this work and
record more than your chairman."
WHAT FT. MEADE THOUGHT
OF OCR CELEBRATION
The Fourth of July dawned a clear
and beautiful day. Most of the Fort
Meade people, Including Tiger Bay,
Pembroke,' and Charleston Mine, had
already made preparations to spend
the day at Lakeland, helping that
pretty town to celebrate in true, pa
triotic fashioning Home Guard pa
rade and battalion drill and review.
Most of the Home Guards of Fort
Meade went up to Lakeland In private
automobiles, but many were given a
free ride in the Success Furniture
Company's truck, its free use being
tendered by Manager A. S. Williams.
It was estimated that about ten
thousand people were the guests of
Lakeland on the Fourth . This is prob
ably exaggerated as hundreds cf this
number were Lakeland citizens. But
Lakeland entertained, doing her part
exceedingly well, not by loud blowing
of trumphets, glare of lights and the
shooting of cannon, but quiet and or
derly, with true patriotic zeal.
The stores of Lakeland remained
open during the forenoon and the cool
drink stands and ice cream parlors
did a rushing business. There was
plenty of ice water for the crowds
free, and plenty to eat. The Red
Cross ladies did a splendid work in
snpnlying the crowds with lunches,
cool drinks, fruits and ice water.
The parade in the forenoon was a
splendid success. It was under the
direction of Marshals Irvin, Chase,
Williams and Braddock and was led
by the mounted police, followed by
Old Glory, several cars, the Winter
Jlavcn band, the Battalion Drum
Corps, the five Home Guards com
panies, several beautiful floats, carts,
Several stunts for the benefit of the
crowds were pulled off on Main street
after the parade. At noon the busi-
New Line of
Envelopes To Match
The Lakeland Book Store
ness men treated the Home Guards
to a splendid luncheon at the Elks
'Club on Lake Mirrow. Here many
Jearned what a fine Elks home the
Lakeland Lodge has with its swim
ming pool, rest room, banquet hall
and many other conveniences, and
they will never forget the hospitality
The battalion drill and review in the
afternoon at the ball park was a treat
to the thousands that gathered there
find the day was so ideal and the sur
roundings were so pleasant that it
seemed like a lark to the soldiers. In
fact the day was one of pleasure to
all who were In Lakeland and it will
bng be remembered in the annals of
Fourth of July history in Polk coun
ty. Lakeland did herself proud.
Fort Meade Leader.
Clay Pit Near
The Ball Park
Odie Threet, a flfteon year old
colored boy, was drowned yesterday
afternoon about 6 o'clock in the clay
pit north of the ball park. The boy
and several small colored children
were in swimming in the pjt, and
suddenly the boy went over his depth,
and drowned before assistance could
reach him. The littlo children play
ing in the edge of the water failed
to turn in tho alarm until about 20
minutes after the boy had drowned,
and it was about 1 1-2 hours after
wards before his body was recovered,
about a dozen colored men having
been diving for the body during that
time. As soon as found, the body
was rushed to the firo station, where
'Jthe big lungmotor was put to work.
but It was too late to recusltale him.
How the lad was. drown will never
be known, as the children who wit
nessed the drowning were too small
to tell much about it. The boy was
a deliveryman for the Murrell grocery.
SMITH BROS. ARE STILL
WAITING FOR A BUYER
FOR THEIR COMPLETE
STOCK AND FIXTURES.
THEY MUST DO SOME
THING AT ONCE AS
MONDAY IS OUR LAST
DAY. SMITH BROS.
Inasmuch as there were many con
tagious diseases in the school last
year, I shall give those who failed,
by reason of having had measles,
chicken-pox, or any other contagious
disease, or were conditioned, an op
portunity to attend summer school
which will be taught by Mr. R. R.
Gresham, beginning July 22. See Mr.
i . ,i i
CHAS . M. JONES,
yob eupi. wy BCH0018.
Bees knees never have water on
$1110.00 REWARD! j
Lakeand, Fla., July 11, 1918. 4
The City Commissioners of Lake
land will pay one hundred dollars re
ward for the arrest and conviction ot
the person or persons who attempted
iu uuru iuu ciiiiBiuii uuiiuiug un mo
right of July 3, 1918.
7719 E. C. FLANAGAN, Mayor.-.
UOtriEl!OI.T) FURNITURE, ETC.
IN BOWYER BUILDING
NEXT SATURDAY, AT 1:30 P. M.
All kinds of household goods and fur
niture, auto parts, toilet articles, etc.,
etc. Also bay horse, 7 years old, one-
horse wagon, 8 and 12 Inch John
Deere plows, disk harrow, tooth har
row, hoes, rakes, and numerous oth
B. H. IIARNLY, AUCTIONEER,
Phone 486 Blue. 7722
Stop the Leaks
THE GOVERNMENT has left no leaf un
turned to inform the American people of
the necessity of cutting out all waste.
The War Conservation Board has given
definite Instructions to all mills and fac
tories to conserve materials and labor. The
same Board advised all retail stores In the
country to reduce their operating expenses
so that In the face of high prices they could
sell to the consumer at the lowest possi
Lakelands Help Yourself
Is a New Conservation Idea and an effect
ual plan In reducing costs.
Clerk Expense Saved
Shoes are all on display. You wait on your
self, selecting the Style that appeals to
you, taking your own time' in trying them on.
Therefore, Nothing Is added to the price to
cover expenses of bookkeeping and loss
on bad accounts.
Another 10 or 15 cents you save.
The custom of Approval and Exchanges
throughout the country has resulted In a
great loss on account of worn and dam
aged goods. I Hence, In order to save this
added cost 'to you, there will be no ex
changes. You are not urged to buy what you should
not have or do not want
You Save Money ;
For every cost of operating service has
been cut to the limit
YOU GET GOOD SHOES AT PRICES BELOW ALL COMPETITION AT THE
Help Yourself Shoe Store
110 South Kentucky Av, Next Door to Cole's Jewelry Store
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