The Evening Telegram
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M. F. HETHERINOTON. EDITOR
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City of Lakeland for 1 etWa a Wk
THE LAKELAND NEWS
A wtekl; ntwipijwr ftrini a nauiaa of local
aiattara, crop coodlUoni, eoumr affalri, tu.
Bam anywbara for L5 par yaar.
A good orange picker can make
from 3 to $6 a day. This ia pleasant
work, not too strenuous, and the rate
of pay is not bad, for unskilled labor.
As we can't ride on Sunday, and
the "flu" will keep us from going to
church, we can "set and think," and
those of us who don't feel like think
ing can just "set."
Might as well just settle down to
about ten months' more of war the
Job can be finished right by that time
if all of us do our entire duty. Oth
erwise it may have to drag on another
year or two beyond the period mentioned.
In Lakeland our foreign borti citi
zens are among the heaviest invest
ors in Liberty Bonds and War Sav
ings Stamps, and we learn that the
same condition obtains all over the
We need to get the spirit of the
British people, whose government
does not need to float loans because
as fast as the people receive thiir in
comes, salaries or wages, they go
voluntarily to their postmasters and
place their surplus at the disposal ol
BERLIN SCHOOL BUILD.
ISGS FOR DWELLINGS
Gladys: "Don't you dare call me
George: "Why, honey?"
Gladys: "'Cause you know X weigh
more than two pounds any month."
The English soldiers are fighting
the Turks in pajama uniforms for
they say they can get Turkey with
The man who attempts to steal a
hundred pounds of ice Is liable to
run up against cold steel on his cold
"Jack, dear, please don't pinch me,
That's your only fault.
So when you feel Inclined that way
Just take a pinch of salt."
Bees will not necessarily follow a
man because he has the hives.
Even a pencil has its dull days.
One thing I hate, to see a young
housekeeper wear is a table waste.
The Kaiser asks his army to die to
the last man, but. Heavens, why waste
all the dye stuffs.
Little drops of bomb shells;
Little grains of shot,
Make the Buzzard Kaiser
Holler for his Gott.
(Department of Labor)
Berlin papers reveal an extremely
serious housing condition in Ger
many, not confined by any means to
the capital but extending even to the
most remote provinces. Widespread
demands are arising that the imper
ial government make due provision
not only for the relief of the present
distress, hut for the housing cf the
millions of soldiers who will after
the war return from the front.
Building material and labor alike
are lacking, and, although an appro
priation of 600,000,000 marks was
made to promote adequate housing,
the money apparently has not been
expended and seems to have resulted
more in discussion than In accom
plishmnt. The Berlin municipal building
commission has been forced, as
temporary measure, to commandeer
Latest Report on
In another column is reported the
meeting of last evening together with
the subscriptions taken. These sub
scriptions will be incorporated In the
official lists upon receipt of the
signed applications or cards. The
members of the ladies teams are re
quested to call upon all who volun
teered and give them an opportunity
of "signing up".
Previously reported $64,900
Geo. D. Mendenhall 200
D. B. Dickson
D. C. Combee
Mrs. Maud Gardner
Wm. LaBaw Keen .
M. J. Simon
Michael J. Simon ..
B. G. Williams ....
Wm. P. Ott
100 school buildings from the educa'Geo. E. Coogle
tioiial authorities, and to fit them out j A. L. Orrell
as dwellings. This means that thcM. Roth
children of Berlin lack 3066 class Julia B. Piner
rooms, 94 halls for entertainments Markey Brown Co
and 65 gymnasiums. In order to pro- Mary K. Markey
vide some sort of school system for Mary V. Wilson
the children, it has been suggested Josephine Drane
that the remaining 60 school build A. C. L. Shops 15.000
ings in Berlin be opened from STransportation Dept. A. C. L. 17,900
o'clock in the morning until 7 at
There ought to be some legal way
to muzzle the harmful gossip who
delights in spreading exaggerated
stories of the number of cases of dis
ease in the community. The passing
on, without investigation, of such
false reports is almost as criminal
as the originating of them.
The Tribune refers to Frank Har
ris, "for the last century the forcible
and popular editor of the Ocala Ban
ner." Perhaps the Tribune will ae
count for the remainder of Mr. Har
ris' life by telling what he did before
the last century.
MEN WELL CARED FOR
AT KEY WEST
Mrs. Florence Wilson, becoming
uneasy about her son, who Is sta
tioned at Key West, wrote the com
mander regarding him, and allows us
to publish his reply, which shows
that the men there are being splend
idly cared for, and that no 'eriou
results are expected from the Span
ish influenza. The letter follows:
U. S. Naval Training Camp, Key
West. Florida, office of Command
4th October, 1918, f-p
Mrs. Florence M. Wilson,
217 MaRB. Ave., Lakeland, Fla.
I am in receipt of your letter of Oc
tober 3rd, and in reply will say that
night for six days In the week, so
that all the children may be accom
, modated .
In 1917, according to employment
, statistics that have come to the De
partment of Labor, there were three
Jobs for every worker in the building
trades in Germany. These statistics
are unofficial, but other evidence in
dicates that they may be approxi
mately correct, for the amount of
building In important German cities
has been reduced greatly during the
war as a result of the labor fhort-age.
Total, Noon, Oct. 9.
SUBSCRIPTIONS IN PARK
WEDNESDAY, OCT, 9,
Rent profiteering has been of a
type in Berlin to indicate that this
species of war profiteer exists in ev
ery community on the map, for tht
complaints against their opera tift.is
ore strikingly like those in other
countries at war. The Vorwaert's
"Many landlords demand an in
crease in rent Oct. 1, although the
Geo. D. Mendenhall
D. B. Dickson
D. C. Cumbie
Mrs. Maude Gordon
Mrs. Catherine Cardwell
Mrs. Geo. Mershon
A. B. Carter
!Mrs. L. B. Bevis
h. C. DeMilly
Catherine C. Fuller
! Mrs. E. J. Moyer
C. W, Thorp
Mrs. W. H. Watts
' Mrs. J. Edgar Wilson . .
;E. L. Hulme
To Take Liberal
Lakeland, Fla., Oct. 9. 1918.
To the Business Men of Lakelnd:
I have received an appointment as
chairman of the Publicity Committee
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of the Fourth Lwerty uvau w"-
paign, and, acting in this capacity, 1
request the co-operation and support
of all the citizens of Lakeland.
For the success of the Campaign,
it is necessary that the Fourth Lib
erty Loan be given wide publicity In
the local press. The newspapers
have been generous in their contribu
tions of space, and the merchants and
business men have helped the cam
paign with their advertisements. 1
request that this be continued, and
that during the remainder of the
campaign the number of advertise
ments be increased.
The manager or editor of each pa
per Is requested to serve as the so
licitor for advertisements to appear
in his paper. All bankers, merchants,
other business men and women, in
cluding professional men and citiz
ens, are requested to purchase adver
tising space for the Fourth Liberty
Loan. C. W. DEEN.
It will be no disgrace to our com-on recelpt of fiame j tound that your
munity if we have considerable influ
enza; it's all over the world. But it
will be mighty lucky for those who
are going to have it anyway if they
can have it here. It will be cf less
virulent form, more amenable to
treatment, and more quickly cured
here than anywhere else. .
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Even if peace were declared tomor
row, a bond would be a mighty good
"buy." But peace is not in sight,
and you can only bring it by doing
your part to enable the government
to press home the advantage we have
The Tribune thinks there ought to
be a convenient lunatic asylum for
the ginks that insist that Tamna Is a
manufacturing town and doesn't want
tourists. We have people here who
say the same thing about Lakeland;
but they're not those who know much
about Lakeland's past or who have
done much toward building It up.
Manufacturing enterprises are fine
and we want them but we can get
the tourists now, while we are wait
ing for the manufacturing dream to
It is hard for the bnst of .1- no
to be provincial sometimes. An ele
gant and altogether charming lady,
addressing a Lakeland audience, ab
jured the people to refrain from mob
violence. Being in the South, s'ip
thought this was necessary. The ad
monition is as much needed in this
community Judging from its pas'
history as It would be In her beloved
son L. M. Wilson had been on duty
since September 22nd, having had a
slight attack of Influenza for three
days previous to that time. I have
had a talk with him and informed
him that I had received a letter from
you and that you was worried on ac
count of not having heard from him
and he stated that he had written you
and would write again.
All men have been instructed to
take extraordinary care of them
selves and to change their clothing
and shoes immediately, should they
I realize just how you feel about
this matter, and will state that there
is nothing being left undone as far
as Medical care and attention for the
health and -comfort of the men of
this camp. There are no men being
transferred from this camp north at
present, just how soon this order will
be changed, I am unable to say. I
might say for your information, how
ever, that of the, few cases of Influ
enza that we had had, there has been
no complications or serious results
which we think is largely due to the
climatic conditions as well as close
observation and care on the part rt
the Medical Officers.
CHAS. N. FARMER,
Commander, U. SI N. R. F.
AUTO FOR SALE Overland 4, tour
Ing car; good as new; tires al!
new Goodrich and extra tire am'
tubes. Owner expecting to enter
army Y. M. C. A. at once. $850
lease runs till April 1. They are no. Mrs. J. LeVay
so ignorant as not to know that. this ill. E. Prltchett
is inadmissible but they calculate that ,' A. H.
many a tenant, ignorant of the con- L. D.
ditions, will fall into the trap. Con
sequently, it is no novelty to see the
rent raises in a year and a half. Fur
thermore, they refuse to make guar
anteed rent reductions, and demand
not only full rent but also an in
crease. They try to make these agree
ments with the soldiers' wives alone,
behind the backs of the relief com
mittees, before which they have
agreed to make rent reductions, and
oftentimes they persuade the soldiers'
wives not to inform the fiscal author
ities of this, so that the landlords re
main assured of the municipal al
lowances for rent."
The Vorwaerts charges the land
lords with extortion. It cites one dras
tic method of dealing with the prof
iteers which probably proved effec
tive. The general commanding the
Seventh Army Corps issued an order
based on the State of siege, whereby
he forbade any rent Increases or evic
tions without the full permission of
the local authorities.
Mrs. W. T. Mcllwalne
E. M. Patterson
S. J. Rutherford 1,000
S. J. McQueen 50
A. Anderson 50
H. C. Coolie 50
15. M. Guthrie 100
H. E. Cole 100
R. J. Faircloth oO
Harry Pitson . 50
MrMs. B. F. Hines 200
Mrs. Kay Unmack 50
Victory Juhlin 100
POTTED PLANT SALE SATURDAY
Quite a variety of fine potted plants :
will be on sale all during the day
Saturday at La Mode. Begonias.;
ferns, lilies, sultanas, hydrangeas, '
rubber plants, geraniums, colaus and '
other plants at reasonable prices. j
This sale will be conducted bv Miss
Lela Galloway's Sunday school class,
which Is composed of the following
Mary Louise Boulware, Marguerita
Keith, Editha Kennedy, Ida Smith
Cora Smith, Helen Stacy, Mary Weav
er, Margaret Patterson, Hazel Mc-
H. C. PETTEWAY, LakeTand. Fla. I MuUen and Prance9 H""d-
?am Your Patronage will be app
Do You Want The War To End?
YOU DO; EVERYBODY DOES; THE ENEMY MOST OF ALL.
BUT YOU WANT IT TO END RIGHT; OUR ENDING, NOT HIS.
YOU'RE VOTING RIGHT NOW ON ENDING THE WAR;
YOU'RE SAYING IN A PRACTICAL WAY, HOW SOON AND HOW
MUCH YOU WANT IT TO END.
The Fourth Liberty Loan
IT WILL HELP END THE WAR; RIGHT. IT'S THE NEXT
STEP. EVERY DOLLAR YOU PUT INTO LIBERTY BONDS IS A
VOTE TO END THE WAR AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE; EVERY
DOLLAR YOU COULD, AND DON'T PUT IN, IS A VOTE TO KEEP
THE WAR GOING ON.
WE WILL BE GLAD TO HANDLE YOUR LIBERTY LOAN
C. E. Todd
That he will open up in the
hardware business this week
in the room just vacated by
Dickson grocery. This will
be a temporary location only.
The name of the concern
will be the C. E. Todd Hard
ware Co., and Todd will ex
tend the glad hand to all of
his old friends and custom
ers. New goods are coming in
now and they will be ready
for you soon.
Geo. English will be associ
ated with the business as
C. E. Todd
C. E. TODD, Manager
By request we reprint this
cut with alterations for Fall.
Embrace the opportunity.
It's an invitation to YOU
Come In Just for a look, just
see for yourself what style
is this Fall In men's wear.
Such variety you cannot find
visiting a dozen stores be
cause we have selected from
many different makers as
we are not under the control
of any clothing manufac
turer. You'll enjoy the looking as
much as we will enjoy showing.
Lakeland's Best Clothes Shop
WANTED DELIVERY BOY WITH
WHEEL. GOOD WAtiES. HEX.
LEY'S DRl'O STORE.
HUNS FORCE 25,000
BELGIANS TO WORK
Amsterdam, Oct. 10. Refugee!
from Valenciennes and its vicinity es
timate the number of Belgians de
ported to do military work for the
Germans about Valenciennes and
Maubeuge to be 25,000.
t This Is 7 he Time
To Plant Flowers
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A LINE OF FRESH FLOWER
SEEDS, OF THE MOST SUPERB QUALITY, INCLUDING NAS
TURTIUM, PANSY, POPPY, SWEET PEAS, VERBENA, AND
MANY OTHER KINDS OF BLOOMING FLOWERS. COME IN AND
LET US SHOW YOU
Red Cross Pharmacy
PHONE II FOR PROMPT SERVICE
Boautiful Nippon Hand
Painted China Earthen
ware In Jardinieres,
Fern Dishes, Hanging
Lakeland Book Store
Polk County's Largest Bank
RESOURCES OVER ONE MILLION TWO HUNDRED FIFTY
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF LAKELAwn
C. M. CLAYTON, J. W. BRYANT, MORRIS G. MUNN. J. L. FOUTS r N rrr 'WaWsT'&l Lr
PrseldeM Vloe PreH.nt Vic Pre.ld.nt vi.. d. .
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